Monthly Archives: December 2015

Scentsy

316 Park St
Ortonville, MN 56278

WEBSITE: www.lisamerritt.scentsy.us

Consultant:  Lisa Merritt

A Look Back at 2015!

As we’re on the verge of a new year, we thought now would be a good time to take a look back at 2015! Thanks to Vicki Oakes of the Ortonville EDA and MNBump, we can do that! Below are some videos of this year’s events! Enjoy!

Graceville St. Patrick’s Day Parade (March)

Sports & Leisure Show: Just for Kix (March)

MWC Fishing Tournament (May)

Fairway View Senior Community Groundbreaking Ceremony (June)

Downtown Festival (July)

Cornfest: BSLA Sings Competition (August)

Cornfest: 5K/10K Run (August)

Holiday Kickoff (November)

Clinton Tasters Tea (November)

Santa Day (December)

We enjoyed 2015 and look forward to a great 2016!

Bituminous Paving Inc.

43153 Co Rd 21
Odessa, MN 56276

PO Box 6
Ortonville, MN 56278

TELEPHONE: (320) 273-2113

Rural Solutions Inc.

302 6th Ave
Madison, MN 56256

TELEPHONE: (320) 698-4747
WEBSITE: www.ruralsolutions.com

Flat Rate Inc.

14515 485th Ave
Big Stone City, SD 57216

TELEPHONE: (605) 862-6085
WEBSITE: www.teamflatrate.com

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Holiday Contest Winners!

Congratulations to the following winners of the Big Stone Lake Area holiday contests!

Business Decorating Contest Grand Prize: Hasslen Construction
“2nd Place”: Barr’s Conroy Electric
“3rd Place”: Grandma’s Thrifty Hideaway

Resident Decorating Contest 1st Place: Bill Hynnek on Minnesota St
2nd Place: Lane & Teresa Nelson on Minnesota St
3rd Place: Luke Backstrand on Highland Highway

Avenue of Trees Grand Prize: St. John’s Faith Formation Classes (prize donated to Watertown Right to Life)

See the gallery below for all the contest entries!

Thanks to all who participated!

BSLA Business’ Holiday Hours

Christmas is a time to spend time with those near and dear to us, so these businesses will have the following hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day:

Hartman’s SuperValu in Ortonville: open until 3 p.m. Christmas Eve; closed Christmas Day

Avera – Big Stone City Clinic: open until noon Christmas Eve

Ortonville Flower Shop & Gifts: open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Christmas Eve

Linda’s Fashions in Milbank: open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Christmas Eve; closed Christmas Day

Pro Image Partners in Ortonville: closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day

Design Electronics / Radio Shack in Ortonville: open from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Christmas Eve

Rolling Acres Boutique in Beardsley: closed Christmas Eve; open December 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Main Street Industries in Clinton: closed Christmas Eve; open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. December 23

Jo Lee’s Jewelry in Ortonville: open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Christmas Eve

Larry’s Refrigeration & Heating in Ortonville: open until 4 p.m. Christmas Eve

The Granary in Ortonville: open until 4 p.m. Christmas Eve

The Furniture Shoppe in Ortonville: open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day, open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. New Years Eve and open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. New Years Day

Carlson Drug: open from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Christmas Eve

Ortonville Hardware: open Christmas Eve; closed Christmas Day

Cenbank in Ortonville: open until noon Christmas Eve

Berkner Pizza in Ortonville: open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day, open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. New Years Eve and closed New Years Day

Moose Lodge #407: closed Christmas Eve

VFW: open noon to 5 p.m.; closed Christmas Day; open New Years Eve; closed New Years Day

Off the Green: closed for Christmas; taking reservations for New Years Eve

Ortonville Chiropractic Clinic: open from 8 a.m. to noon Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day

Dawn’s Hair Design in Ortonville: open from 8 a.m. to noon Christmas Eve

Ortonville Family Eyecare: closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Day; closed at 3 p.m. New Years Day

St. John’s Catholic Church office in Ortonville: closed Christmas Eve and New Years Eve

Sturdevant Auto Parts in Ortonville: open from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Christmas Eve

Progressive Collision & Glass in Ortonville: open from 8 a.m. to noon Christmas Eve

Ash Law Office in Ortonville: open until noon Christmas Eve

Johnson & Roggenbuck in Ortonville: open until noon Christmas Eve

State Farm in Ortonville: open until 2 p.m. Christmas Eve

Anderson Tax in Ortonville: open from 8 a.m. to noon Christmas Eve

Mundwiler & Larson Funeral Home in Ortonville: please call ahead

Tom Oakes Insurance:  open until 4 p.m. Christmas Eve; closed Christmas Day

Ally Cat Bowling in Ortonville: closed Christmas Eve; open at 5 p.m. Christmas Day; open New Years Eve and New Years Day: draw doubles dart tournament New Years Day

Ortonville Public Library: closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Day; close at 5 p.m. New Years Eve

Ronglien Excavating in Big Stone City: open from 8 a.m. to noon Christmas Eve

West Con Elevator in Ortonville: closed Christmas Eve

Headwaters Grill & Bar in Ortonville: open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Christmas Eve

Big Stone Lake Area Chamber: open until noon Christmas Eve; closed Christmas Day; open until 1 p.m. December 28 – 31; closed New Years Day

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us in the Big Stone Lake area!

Portraits by Jeff

616 Park Ave
Ortonville MN 56278

TELEPHONE: (218) 443-6431

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Avenue of Trees!

Main Street Ortonville is merry and bright with a new Avenue of Trees!

The Avenue of Trees is located in the former Kaye lot (across from the Community Center)! People can vote for a favorite tree from December 5 to December 18. The trees, decorated by local businesses and organizations, are numbered. By the entrance is a ballot box to submit your vote.

In the spirit of the season of giving, the DRC and Chamber Director will donate $100 to a charity of choice by the group/person who decorated the public-voted favorite tree!

Voting ends December 18!

Checkpoint MN Launches!

Winter in Minnesota is fun, and Checkpoint MN is the perfect way to get out and explore the state this season!

In its third year, this statewide scavenger hunt is sponsored by Explore Minnesota and runs from December 3 to January 31!

There are 10 checkpoint signs at iconic destinations across Minnesota. Participants earn prizes by traveling to checkpoints, taking a photo of themselves with the sign and uploading it to social media. Make sure to use the hashtag #OnlyinMN!

The checkpoints this year are:

  • Lowell Park in Stillwater
  • Zumbrota Covered Bridge in Zumbrota
  • August Schell Brewing Company in New Ulm
  • TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis
  • Cuyuna State Recreation Area in Crosby-Ironton
  • World’s Largest Free Standing Hockey Stick & Puck in Eveleth
  • Voyageurs National Park at the Rainy Lake Visitors Center in International Falls
  • Mille Lacs Kathio State Park in Onamia
  • Hopperstad Stave Church at the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead
  • Arctic Cat, Inc. in Thief River Falls

Get more details about the Checkpoint MN scavenger hunt here!