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MNbump Wellness Challenge – Thank You & Wrap-Up!

There were 22 teams (ranging from 9 to 11 people) with a total of 226 number of participants!! Total weight lost:  1,863 pounds (WOW!) Winning teams (I’m hoping they send in a group photo from each of their celebration gatherings!) were: 1st Place:  Main Street Industries – Main Street Muscle – with 7.3% weight loss Amanda Kuefler, Lisa Lindquist, Jeremy Tollakson, Joanne Vangness, Terri-Skog-Anderson, Arlene Athey, Karrie Findley, Lane Lindquist, Robin Olson, Roger Findley 2nd Place:  OAHS – Iron Maidens – 6.57% Weight loss Nicole Lovgren, Dr. Susan Andersen, Sandy Brown, Kristen Brobst, Melissa Davis, Sarah Velzke, Kendra Fryer, Missica Lowe, Corina Hanson, Natasha Haukos 3rd Place:  This just Thin – 6.18% Weight loss Brenda Zahrbock, Anita Longnecker, Rachel Zinski, Josh Zinski, Brent Zahrbock, Lindsey Lee, Alicia Lee, John Thomas, Jeannine Dashiell, Kelsie Thomas, Adam Dashiell With 1,863 pounds… I’d say all teams (and MNbump!) were winners!  However, this Ortonvillian must acknowledge the MNbump winning community was CLINTON!  🙂 If you’d like to watch the Facebook Live video from the weigh-in reveal – USE THIS LINK! …

MNbump – Upcoming Events!

It is getting so busy, so here are reminder links gathered together for activities coming up and a few highlights from recent MNbump events.  #MNbumpLife Updated…. 6/17/2018   6/19:  Barrel Race tonight June 19th is going to be rescheduled due to the weather. I’ll post makeup date as soon as we make that decision (Flat Hills Arena, Inc. on FB)     Thursday, June 21 – “I’ll Be Me” Glenn Campbell’s journey with Alzheimer’s/Dementia 6:30 p.m. in the Orpheum in the Town Center at Fairway View Presented by The Big Stone County Memory Loss Connection  Info Link Saturday, June 23rd is the Jay Stock Golf Tournament in Ortonville check out the video from last year’s event! Check out this week’s dining recommendations for the new Downtown Diner in Clinton – FB Post Link:   MNbump Calendar Link! A HUGE shout out to the Big Stone Arts Council for a very successful Big Stone Lake Art Crawl last Saturday, June 9th!  Their site visitor counts ranged from 40 to 400 people from a large range of travelers …

Big Stone Lake Regional Art Crawl in Ortonville

What a wonderful day!  I heard so many great comments while out on the art crawl today – hoping our artists make this an annual event (well, some thought it would be great every weekend!)  THANK YOU to all those that helped plan this event!! There were 24 artists representing a unique variety of arts and mediums with the artists available to discuss their works.  It will be interesting to see the art created during the children’s art activity.  This activity had to be moved to Main Street due to the off/on again morning rain. Check out a few highlights from the day –

Family Picnic in Ortonville at Lakeside Park

It was a beautiful evening at Lakeside Park along Big Stone Lake for this year’s annual DREAM for Kids & Someplace Safe’s old-fashioned family picnic! This is their third year – and has been a hit with the kids from the first. Hills family brings their horses every year which is definitely a highlight for the kids! The Odessa Fire Department brought a water truck to show to the next generation of firefighters (thank you to Luke and Mike!) – the kids had fun testing their skills at holding and aiming that hose. Vicki from the Ortonville Public Library was giving away new books during the music game (music provided by Lee Kanten and Wanda Berry – awesome!), 4-H was providing activities during the event. A huge shout out to those that provided food & door prizes: GCC, S&D One Stop, the Moose, Lingonberries, Wade Sweezy, Gloria and Dwayne Larson, Hartman’s SuperValu, Pepsi Company — and to all the volunteers that helped with games, face painting & serving the food (I saw there was quite a …

Sports & Leisure Show Highlights

It was an awesome weekend at the Sports & Leisure Show!  We’ve put together a few highlights from the show – starting with a quick video to see a few of the vendors as they were completing their set-up before the start of the Show.  Followed by videos of all of the Just for Kix dance groups (for family & friends that were unable to make this performance!), a Pickleball demonstration (very active league in Ortonville!),  highlights from the Tractor Pull and at the end you’ll find a number of songs from the Swing Time Band which is always a favorite!  (I separated the Swing Time band selections by song since there are some that people may want to share individually).  Enjoy (I know I did!) .. and the Chicken Dance!

Basketball Ortonville vs Milbank SD

Ortonville Trojans vs the Milbank Bulldogs has always been “the” rivals to watch! Ortonville Area Health Services provided some halftime fun at the game last night.  Anyone could sign up for a drawing (free bag of popcorn just for signing up).  Two names would be drawn and they would play against Dr. Stacy Longnecker and Dr. Grant Botker in a friendly game of DOC (a version of PIG).  Those drawn also received a few prizes for playing.  It was all in fun… but a bit competitive. Did Dr. Longnecker practice shooting some hoops before the event?  Watch the video and you be the judge!  The end of the video does include a few highlights from both the girls and boys varsity basketball games.  GO TROJANS!  Fun times, here on the MNbump.

Donnie’s Diner Grand Opening

Donnie’s Diner which is located in the Fairway View Communities’ complex had a ribbon cutting and short ceremony yesterday.  Although the sound did not capture very well, we hope you take a listen – Donnie Stolpman has been and continues to be such a strong community supporter.  We are so very fortunate! Big Stone Health Care Foundation Director, Vanessa Lhotka Meyer, says it well in her Facebook post below! A special Grand Opening ceremony was held on Thursday December 28th for Donnie’s Diner at Fairway View Senior Communities Guests enjoyed a moving speech from Dr.Bob honoring Donnie Stolpmann, the dedication & gifts he has made to the Foundation. After the ribbon cutting ceromony Donnie enjoyed a piece of Lynelle’s homemade Sour Cream/Raisin Pie-which he said was the perfect! Donnie continued to look around in amazement and several times stated “he can’t believe he is lucky enough to be a part of all this”. Oh Donnie–you have made this happen and so much more! The commitments Donnie has so generously made and continues to make directly impact the quality …

Ortonville School Veterans’ Day Program 2017

A beautiful program by the Ortonville School! Video 1: Posting of Colors by the VFW Post 3964 and VFW Auxiliary; National Anthem by the OHS Band Directed by Mr.s Chris Petersen; Welcome by Master of Ceremonies: CSM Retired Joseph Eustice; Veterans’ Day Poem “Thought for Today” read by Zoie Converse; Elementary Choir Grades 4, 5, 6 Directed by Mrs. Jennifer Neu “In service of Our Country” & “The Caissons Go Marching” Video 2: Tribute to Veterans of All Wars – Students of the Ortonville School presenting plaques with war totals. Readings read by Jason Helgeson. Video 3: Veterans’ Day Address by HM3 Lois Banken, Persian Gulf War Veteran Video 4: Veterans’ Day Poem “What is a Veteran” read by Trent Eastman Video 5: Flag Folding Ceremony by CSM Joseph Eustice, Ben Eustice and Zack Nelson Video 6: OHS Band “God Belss the USA”, OHS Concert Choir & Elementary Choir “Let Freedom Ring” & “God Bless America”; Closing Remarks by CSM Retired Joseph Eustice; and Retirement of Colors by the VFW Post 3964 and VFW Auxiliary

An Evening in Beardsley, Minnesota

A beautiful August evening in Beardsley!  The Beardsley Fire & First Responders Pork Supper was held on August 17th in the Beardsley City Park.  At the end of the event, the Beardsley Fire Department and the Browns Valley Ambulance Service performed a Live “Auto Extrication”  (see videos below – a short version & the full Extrication) using their Jaws of Life to show how they use the tools and training that they have received. The weather was amazing and the park was a perfect picture of people visiting and kids playing! Two Beardsley Facebook Pages that cover local events – and great pages to like & follow – are: Beardsley Fire Department  Beardsley Town & Country Gals If you’d like to check out what business, organizations & churches are in Beardsley, check out THIS LINK and select the ‘sort by  City’. Short Highlight video of the Live “Auto Extrication” Full video – Live “Auto Extrication”      

What is Happening this Week!

A quick reminder post to plan your week! The Big Stone County Fair is now in full swing – through Sunday! Check out their Website for list of activities (and MNbump Facebook has their Event Flyer pinned to the top of the page for easy reference!)  Website:  www.bscfair.org Hartman’s SuperValu Foods’ Ribfest & Fill it Fresh day is on Friday!  Check out the details on their Facebook Post (link)! Beardsley Day is on Saturday – Check out their Event Flyer (Facebook link) for all the activities that are planned for the day! Odessa Fireman’s Appreciation Day is on Saturday – Check out the list of events (Facebook link) for all the activities that are planned for the day! The Big Stone County Get Together!