First Graders Receive Book

The First Graders at Ortonville Public School were presented With “My Favorite Book” by Ortonville Chief of Police Jason Mork and Vicki Bartz, County Librarian.  The book is made possible by the sponsors:  Federated Telephone, CHS Border States, Steven G. Winther, D.D.S., Saputo, Minnwest Bank, Pepsi Beverages Company, Poet Biorefining, CenBank, Ortonville Area Health Services and The Ortonville Independent.  The first grade teachers are Lynn Keller and Heather Eastman.  The picture is courtesy of Mike Swenson of the Ortonville Independent.

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Book Pumpkin Decorating Contest Winners

Preschool – Kindergarten:  Kaylee Heck – “Hello Kitty”

First – Third Grade: Corin Dale – “Owl Diaries – Eva”

Fourth – Sixth Grade: Lindsey Lien – “Frozen – Olaf”

Seventh – Twelfth Grade: Ivy Nowacki – “Mickey Mouse”

Adults:  Linda Krogsrud: “Minion”


We are going on a bus trip on December 20th. So I suppose you want to know where? Well, we will LEAVE Ortonville at 8:00 a.m. and arrive at the Green Mill in Plymouth, MN by 11:00 to have a Turkey Buffet lunch of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, marshmallow fruit salad, cranberries, dessert, coffee and iced tea. This will cost each person $16, payable at the time you sign up for the trip. Once you get your belly full, we are going to walk over to the Plymouth Theater and see the show “The Looney Lutherans in Hold the Lutefisk”! You will laugh your lunch off! This will be a show you will all enjoy. Now there may be some crude humor in the show so I do want to warn you, just in case you don’t like that kind of stuff. It will be about 3:00 when we start heading back home. You will be able to have your dinner at home, if you are hungry and want to eat! Stop in to the Ortonville or Graceville Library to get signed up. Seats are limited! Minnesota residents will have first priority! Bring on the Lutefisk!
As a side note, one of these three ladies is a relative to the Bauers’ in Graceville!


James Mohs

James Mohs will be at the Ortonville Public Library on Thursday, October 12th at 6:30 pm.  Open to the public.  He is the father to Judy Peter’s daughter-in-law.  Judy says his books are really good!

The eldest of five children raised in a small, central-Minnesota community, James Mohs attended St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN, where he played baseball for four years. Earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1968, he was then accepted into the University of Minnesota’s Medical School where he received his M.D. in 1972.
After a one year internship he began his medical practice in Melrose, Minnesota, and was named the Outstanding Family Physician in Minnesota in 1997 by the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians.
He met and married his wife, Nancy, in 1974 and has three children and five grandchildren.
Retiring from his medical practice in 2006 he decided to write a novel, which he accomplished with the love, support, and encouragement of his family.
He enjoys reading, writing, and playing golf in addition to spending as much time as possible with his wife, children and grandchildren.


Bill Jamerson is returning to Ortonville

Michigan based singer/storyteller Bill Jamerson will present the program “It’s Daylight in the Swamps,” at the Ortonville City Public Library on Tuesday, September 12 at 6:30 pm.  It is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served. “Daylight in the Swamps” was a phrase shouted by the lumberjack cooks each morning to wake the men. His musical programs contain stories of strength, wit, and charm – they are as entertaining as they are informative, as honest as they are fun.  The programs are family friendly.

September 12, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. 

Ortonville Public Library

Open to the Public



Please come to the library to see the CREATIONS the children have made this summer in the READING BY DESIGN program.

We will be serving a free meal of Barbeques, chips, watermelon and lemonade from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26th

Student awards will be given out.  Make sure your child brings their reading logs to the final program that afternoon.

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