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OHS SENIOR BRITTON CONROY joined the 1,000 point club by hitting a three pointer in their game against Hillcrest Lutheran Academy Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Fergus Falls. Family and friends showed their support with t-shirts and signs for Britton. Pictured, left to right, are Grandma Connie Garcia (surprised Britton by driving out from Denver, CO); Kayla Sherod; Grandma Sandy Conroy; Daren Maatz; Cousins Rylie and Taya Conroy; Uncle Scott Conroy; Cousin James Conroy; mom Traci Conroy; Britton Conroy; Great Aunt Lori Draxten; dad Chris Conroy; Great Uncle Brian Draxten; Lauren Conroy; Ashton Conroy; and Nathan Strong. Not pictured is sister Jaiden Conroy who had a game in Hendricks that night.


Trojan senior Britton Conroy joins OHS 1,000 point club

In less than a month, another Trojan senior has joined the OHS 1,000 point club. Britton Conroy is the 16th  player to reach the milestone in the Trojans 62-56 loss to Hillcrest Lutheran Academy Tuesday, Feb. 21 in Fergus Falls.

Going into the game, Conroy needed two points to reach the 1,000 point mark and he accomplished the feat with 15:39 to play in the first half, when he hit a three pointer. The game was stopped, as Trojan and Comet fans gave Conroy a standing ovation. Trojan coach Tim Giese then presented Conroy with the game ball. Britton then went into the stands to give the ball to his parents.

Ortonville athletes who have scored 1,000 points include: Peter Hansen, (1961-64); Darci Trebil (1982-86); Chris Scheff (1985-89); Mindy Petersen (1989-1994); Doug Orvik (1990-94); Tiffany Finke  (1995-2000); Ross Wiegman (1999-2002); Bryant Zahrbock (2006-2009), Trent Kuechenmeister (2009-2012), Morgan Messmer (2009-2013), James Nitz (2011-2014), Brenna Giese (2011-2014), Riley Thompson (2010-2015) Rachel Hoernemann (2013-2017), and Nate Trienen (2013-2017).

Conroy becomes the ninth boys basketball player to reach this milestone. Ross Wiegman is the boys all-time leading scorer with 1,187 points. The all-time leading scorer in OHS history is Rachel Hoernemann with 1,821 points.

Conroy is the son of Chris and Traci Conroy of Ortonville.

Ellard approved for 2017 clubhouse lease agreement

Ortonville City Council members approvd the 2017 lease agreement with Adam Ellard for the Ortonville golf course clubhouse at their regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

The resolution states that Ellard has agreed to supply a surety bond for City funds in the amount of $8,500. Ellard will also supply a certificate of insurance acceptable to the City.

Dona Greiner, Big Stone County Emergency Management Director and Krista Hartman, Big Stone County Emergency Management Deputy Director, were present to discuss the Big Stone County Emergency Operations Plan (EOP).

Greiner informed the City that they will need to adopt a Resolution updating the emergency plan in the near future. A meeting will be held soon with City Personnel to discuss the update of the EOP.

Economic Development Authority (EDA) Director Vicki Oakes presented Northridge building talking points concerning future use of the building. Oakes asked the council to appoint a committee to consider options for future use of the vacated Northridge Nursing Home. A motion was approved to authorize Mayor Gene Hausauer to appoint a committee to consider various options.

Council members passed a resolution approving a one-way alley between Prior Street and South Minnesota St. One of the main reasons was for safety concerns.

On the recommendation of the Street-Utility Committee, the council approved the purchase of an electric department truck chassis and the remounting of the body on the new chassis at a cost of $86,567.04.

The council approved the purchase of services agreement between the City of Ortonville and Big Stone County for prosecution services. The resolution authorizes the Mayor and Clerk-Administrator to enter into a purchase of services agreement with Big Stone County for prosecution of misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor and ordinance violations within the City at $110/hour with the term of the agreement being from Feb. 1, 2017 through Dec. 31, 2017.

In other business, the council approved the appointment of Bob Meyer to the Community Center Board. They also approved the appointment of Angela Berger to the Board of Review.

Council members approved the second reading and adoption of Ordinance 17-02, authorizing the sale of real property owned by the City of Ortonville to Kristopher and Nikki Evje.

The next meeting of the Ortonville City Council will be on MCouonday, March 6 at 5 p.m. in the Library Media Center.


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