All posts tagged: Ortonville MN

Meet the MNbump Connectors!

They say it takes a village to raise a child.   In this case our “child” is the MNbump.com Facebook page and Website and the Village, obviously is you, the people from our area that are always here to support the Community of Big Stone County and beyond. With that being said, we thought it might be a great opportunity for us to introduce you to those of us behind the scenes of the MNbump and let you know how to reach out to us to be able to provide you with opportunities to promote our area and your events in the communities that you represent.  Our goal is to be your direct contact for all events and activities happening in the county and to assist you to promote them.  If you have something that you would like shared on the MNbump or an activity you would like to partner with the MNbump (i.e. OAHS’s Wellness Challenge) contact one of us to help you get started. Ortonville:  Vicki Oakes, has been with the MNbump since its …

Basketball Tournament

We take our youth sports seriously – and enjoy a good Saturday morning basketball tournament!  After watching the older teams play with serious reffing, it was fun to watch the refs taking their time and giving some great teaching/coaching pointers to the players… and they continued that help all morning! I was at the tournament on Saturday not as an MNbump blogger but as an aunt with a 4th grader playing on the Ortonville School team; however, when I noticed that a younger team from the Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley school was also in the tournament, I took the opportunity to video one of their games also so that we could show off some of our MNbump basketball skills!  Enjoy! (Note:  One video has the crowd cheering – the other has music background… the only reason for that is that my video skills are hit & miss… 🙂  I accidentally turned off the audio on the camera for part of a game!) Life is Good, here on the MNbump!

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