Fillmore County Journal 11.26.12
The 11.26.12 weekly edition of the Fillmore County Journal.
PRSRT STD ECR WSS US. POSTAGE PAID Permit No. 70 MADELIA, MN 56062 POSTAL PATRON y n o m r a H for the s! y a d i l o H Pages 12-13 “Where Fillmore County News Comes First” Weekly Edition Monday, November 26, 2012 Volume 28 Issue 10 Football players of the year page Food for Life Dreamers Marine Credit Union moved page 14 page 16 page 24 26 Canton l Chatfield l Fountain l Harmony l Lanesboro l Mabel l Ostrander l Peterson l Preston l Rushford l Rushford Village l Spring Valley l Whalan l Wykoff FC Club isn’t “camera shy” R-P gears up for By Jade Sexton firstname.lastname@example.org Students at Fillmore Central High School have an opportunity that most kids in the area do not, and that is the opportunity to learn more about photography, share their pictures with others, and explore their interest by joining the Photography Club. Joni Mehus, English teacher at Fillmore Central, started the club in 2007. “I wanted to get kids interested in photography,” said Mehus. Right now there are at least 39 students signed up for the photography club, and they meet once a month. They can use whatever camera they want to use, and they are encouraged to participate in photography contests. Nargiza Kanybek kyzy, a seventeen-year-old exchange student from Kyrgyzstan, is one of the students in the club, and she was interested in photography even before she came to the United States. She recently won 2nd place in the Accelerated Genetics Contest, and a $75 gift card, for a photo she took of cows and a little boy. “I love taking pictures,” shared Kanybek kyzy. “I’m glad I’m in it because I think photography is very important. I can take pictures that are unique and say something to the people. It’s one of my hobbies.” Kanybek kyzy noted that her country needs some really good photographers, but it’s a profession that is not very popular there. She would love to take pictures of her country for tourism or social media to promote the area. “I like doing black and white, and dark photos,” she said, referendum By K irsten Zoellner email@example.com Row 1: Katie Hanson, Katelyn Gatzke, Liberty Onsager, Bailey Soma, Brandon Hershberger, Elizabeth Gusa, Tara McGinley, and Helen DeLano. Row 2: Taylor Willford, Riana Smith, and Tatum Whalen. Row 3: Annalise Shupe, Nargiza Kanybek kyzy, Lindsey Weiss, Nacrissa Hughes, Sara Schultz, Theresa Doerr, Paige Bennett, Samantha Grabau, Gabrielle Shupe, and Lexie Dols. Row 4: Kendyl Bennett and Kenzie Broadwater. Row 5: Michaela Lund, Abby Gastfield, Skyelar Veiseth, Kaelyn Marzolf, Dorothy Jorgenson, Brandon Breitsprecher, Mitch Ristau, Mac Stone, Andy Coyle, Matt Guttormson, Kaitlynn Aug, Nicole Sebastian, and Kerri Dornink. Photo by Joni Mehus adding that she likes using different camera angles, as well as different colors and saturation. Kanybek kyzy is living in Preston with her host family, Josh and Cheryl Krage. Sadie LaBonne is in eighth grade at Fillmore Central, and she takes pictures with her cell phone. This is her first year in the Photography Club. She decided to join the club after taking a picture of her cat that turned out perfectly. “I have always liked taking pictures of animals, and nature,” shared LaBonne. She has taken many photos of animals, farms, and sunsets, and has found her niche in those subjects. In the Photography Club, Mehus encourages the students to enter contests, but never ones that cost money to enter. In the world of digital photography, it is much easier to find contests online and send photographs through email without ever having to print them out. The only kind of editing the photos get is cropping, according to Mehus, as most contests prohibit and kind of extra work done with any photo editing programs. Mehus loves photography, and prefers to take pictures using her Canon Rebel. She has helped out as the 4-H PhoSee PHOTOGRAPHY Page 15 R-P is moving forward with preparations and its Yes Campaign for a new, $15 million pre-K through grade 5 facility. Recently, brochures highlighting the upcoming referendum in the district were mailed out to district residents. There was some concern locally that there was a lack of information on the tax impact for businesses, but district staff is working diligently to get as much needed information out as possible prior to the December 19 vote. Property owners within the community can contact the district office directly to find their tax impact. There are two upcoming informational meetings for the bond referendum. The first is Monday, November 26, from 4:30-6:30pm, at the middle school cafeteria in Peterson. The second is Monday, December 10, from 6-8pm, at the elemen- tary cafeteria in Rushford. The public is encouraged to attend and bring forth any questions or comments that they may have. “We need to be proactive and involved in this; bring a lot of energy to the table,” stressed board member Greg Smith. “That’s a good point,” responded Ehler. “We need to collectively say, ‘What can we do as a united front.’” Another key issue in the event is having the availability of absentee voting. “We need to make a significant effort to have it in place for individuals who cannot be here,” added Ehler. Those wanting an absentee ballot for the referendum will need to request an application from the district office. Two packets are ready for mailing, depending on whether or not the voter requesting the ballot is registered See REFERENDUM Page 22 Comment on this article at www.fillmorecountyjournal.com Mining ordinance sent to County Board county board room to capacity and spilled over into the firstname.lastname@example.org room where people were con The long process, of initially nected by audio and video. revising the mining ordinance Everyone that wished to speak before ultimately building a sepa- their peace filed up to the microrate ordinance to regulate indus- phone one by one. A couple trial sand mining in Fillmore of people made the trip more County, became one step closer than once. Some minor lanto resolution at the November guage changes to more clearly 15 Planning Commission meet- clarify requirements were made ing. Around 70 people attended to the last draft of the ordinances the public hearing and filled the See MINING Page 2 By K aren R eisner Monday-Wednesday - Closed Thursday - 4-8pm Friday - 4-9pm Saturday - Noon-9pm Sunday - Noon-8pm 109 S. Parkway, Lanesboro, MN 55949 www.riversideontheroot.com Martini Dirty Holiday Seasons Are Here!!! New Years Eve - 3 Course Dinner with a glass of wine Complimentary appetizers during happy hour 4-6pm Live music to ring in the New Year! Book Your Christmas Parties With Us! Lounge Page 2 FILLMORE COUNTY JOURNAL Monday, November 26, 2012 some were positive, some wanted changes, but none asked for a flat out ban of industrial mining. Bob Johnson, Harmony, asked how the maximum acreage of 50 was established, was concerned about mining below ground level creating a depression, and suggested that the requirement to stay 10 foot above the water table was not sufficient. Bakke explained the number 50 was chosen because that is near the size of Big Springs which is about 46 acres. He added that he didn’t envision a hollowed out area. Donna Rasmussen, SWCD, said the sand buttes are isolated and in most cases there is not the capacity for water to be stored there. Bill Sullivan, Pilot Mound, asked that “below grade” be added in under Prohibited Activity, suggesting that 10 foot of sand over the water table would not be an effective barrier. Steve Hartwig later agreed and recommended there be at least a 25-foot buffer over the water table. Bonnie Haugen, Canton, said she was a grazing dairy farmer and was concerned about water. She suggested that studies have not considered karst geology, insisting more than a 10-foot buffer over the water table is needed. Vern Crowson, Pilot Mound, maintained that the prospect of the industrial mining “has changed our neighborhood already.” He noted none of Call the FCJ at 507-765-2151 to advertise or offer news tips! the panel members resides in a potential industrial sand mining area. The ordinance as presented could allow seven active mines in Pilot Mound township. He asked the commission to consider imposing a limit of two active mines at a given time in a single township. This spawned some sporadic applause. Tom Barnes, Pilot Mound, said he was a neighbor to the Boyum site. He had moved to this agricultural area eight years ago. Barnes was concerned his home could loose 25 percent of its value. He suggested they create a mechanism for property owners to make up the difference of lost property values due to industrial mining. Barnes noted that he was told that it was not the purview of the sand committee to deal with affected property values. He suggested operating hours be reduced, including no operations on Saturday. He asked if the access road would be included in the setback requirement from a dwelling. Bakke said that the location of the access road would probably be restricted through the CUP. County Attorney Brett Corson said a property agreement could be a valid concern. Dale Forster, Lanesboro, said it is unknown how effective county government will be at managing large scale mines; therefore, he requested the total number of active mines in the county at one time be reduced from 8 to 5. Bob Johnson later added he supported fewer sites. Robert Hatch, speaking for his wife and himself, asked the comSee MINING Page 3 Continued from Page 1 MINING before the public hearing began. Most of the people present had been on this journey with the sand committee since February, even before the moratorium on mining was put into place to allow for study and revision of the ordinance. They have attended most every meeting and many started their comments with a word of thanks and appreciation that the committee has allowed them to express their concerns and has listened to their suggestions. Of the twenty or so citizens that stepped forward to the microphone, all of them were in the camp that wanted industrial mining to be closely regulated to protect the environment and a way of life enjoyed by residents of Fillmore County. No one spoke asking to have less regulation than what was already detailed in the proposed ordinances. Planning Committee chairman Gary Ruskell requested from the beginning for people to be courteous and polite and limit their comments to two to three minutes. Many of the public comments aired at the public hearing are listed below, but not all. 721 Ordinance 721 is basically the original ordinance that has historically regulated traditional sand and gravel produc- tion within the county. Zoning Administrator Chris Graves explained that during the process it was decided that a stand alone ordinance for industrial mining was needed. However, the 721 ordinance was strengthened in a few places. Bill Swanson, speaking in regards to the total process, thanked those officials involved saying they “really have listened to the voices of Fillmore County” and that he was impressed. He added that the adopted language was pretty restrictive, but not perfect. Rita Leduc, Pilot Mound township, noted there was nothing in 721 pertaining to water and water resources. She was concerned about the implications of mining directly in water. The ordinance lacked the requirement of a monitoring well if working close to the water table. Commission member Brad Erickson said the DNR is notified when a CUP application comes in and they tell us where the water table is in that area. Commission member Duane Bakke noted that ordinances are never static, adding this one appears to be working well enough as is. The commission unanimously voted to send Ordinance 721 on to the county board. 736 Graves explained that his office had received some written comments regarding 736; Fill Your Child’s Dream With Green! Preston equiPment Jct. 52 & 16, Preston, MN • Ph: 507-765-3803 • www.prestonequip.com 720 Pedal Tractor Share your thoughts at www.fillmorecountyjournal.com could center in the township. She asked that industrial mines Continued from Page 2 be limited to two per townmission to consider the effect ship. Several people asked the this sand production and its use commission to limit the concencould have on future genera- tration of the industrial mines tions. He compared the effect of including Vern Crowson, Pilot hydro fracturing on the earth’s Mound, Pete Keith of Holt crust to that of termites to the township, Bonita Underbakke, foundation of a house. Hatch and Roy House, Pilot Mound. maintained, “Some of us hold Paul Leduc, Pilot Mound townvalues that transcend money.” ship, implored the commission George Spangler, as chairman to add one sentence to the ordiof the board of directors of the nance that puts a two-mine limit National Trout Center, spoke per township. He maintained to his concern that ground or it is best to err on the side of surface mining could change the safety and for neighborly relathermal regime of trout streams tions. Applause from many folaffecting trout viability. He lowed his remarks. Underbakke asked that there be no washing maintained it would be prudent or processing of sand at the to have air monitors required to mining sites (736 does prohibit maintain good air quality. this). Spangler also asked that Rita Leduc suggested industhe CUP be reviewed by the trial mining be prohibited where regulatory agency providing the there is 65 Crop Equivalency standard. Rating (CER) or more to protect Beth Crowson said the Crow- food producing land. son family has lived in Pilot Jane Peck, Carrolton townMound township for about 100 ship, stated that her preference years. Her main concern was was an outright ban on this kind the density of the mines which of mining, but asked that they Monday, November 26, 2012 be limited to four in the county. She referred to sand mining as a “boom and bust” industry. Commission Discussion on 736 The two most requested changes of the proposed draft ordinance being discussed included a stricter limit on the number of active mines in the county and a limit of two in any one township. Commission member Jim Keune said he liked the idea of restricting active mines to two per township. He added that he was agreeable to a limit of four or five mines at one time in the FILLMORE COUNTY JOURNAL Page 3 MINING county, saying it can always be raised at a later date to eight. Keune suggested they need to learn a little bit first. He also thought it might be prudent to limit operation to five days per week, citing tourism as the reason. Chairman Gary Ruskell said they could leave it at eight with two per township, adding half of the townships will not be affected. Sand is a commodity and prices are based on demand. Commission member Duane Bakke maintained that townships have their own zoning authority and they are free to make an ordinance more restrictive than the county. He said he understood the angst of the Pilot Mound residents, maintaining they can limit the number of mines. Bakke said he was alright with a limit of five active mines at one time in the county. He added individual permitting can take into account other concerns like operating hours. Graves suggested if townships want to place stricter limits they should have comprehensive plans in place and a zoning map. 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Rushford 507-864-2845 Harmony 507-886-2255 Chatfield 507-867-4910 Eitzen 507-495-3326 www.hammellequipment.com Experience Come Hear Petroleum Industry Geologist Life As It Should Be Kelvin Rodolfo, PhD Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois, Chicago Dr. Rodolfo worked in petroleum exploration, groundwater extraction, and “peak oil.” He is an expert in karst geology. Lived Four Seasons Community Center in Caledonia 900 North Kingston Street HW HW Y 76 N MAIN ST. Visit Y4 4 Bluff Country www.visitbluffcountry.com Page 4 FILLMORE COUNTY JOURNAL Monday, November 26, 2012 The FCJ reaches over 12,000 households each week. C ommentary Right outside your door By Eric Leitzen By the time you read this, you’ll most likely be nursing distended tummies following Thanksgiving… and isn’t it great? It’s a tradition that stretches back longer than there have even been Eric Leitzen traditions to speak of: lots of food, fun, and frolic, all simply to say “hey, it’s pretty great to be alive.” After the last few years, I’m sure plenty of people could use the simple and small comfort that comes from a little pumpkin pie and cozy sense of being. No doubt, it’s been a pretty crazy time; some of you reading can probably vouch for that more than I can. In a way, I was pretty lucky: sure, I graduated into a quagmire of uncertainty, insolvency and general bad-feeling… but I still have broad shoulders and a strong back. I can be on my feet for hours at a time, toting barges, lifting bales, et cetera, and I understand that I’m at the bottom of the totem pole, here. A different time, a different place, I would have been able to start off as a teacher in some homey little Midwestern burg, but I can at least accept that times are tough and I have to grit my teeth a little. When you’re born into a crisis, so to speak, it’s easier to adapt than someone who saw their good times and good feeling vanish in a puff of smoke. So, I’ve managed to stave if off for a few paragraphs, but here comes the post-Thanksgiving buzzkill and Holiday downer that you see trotted out every year: in this time of giving thanks, remember to be thankful for what you have, and take a moment to consider those who Letter about ...RushfordPeterson Referendum To the Editor, We are writing to inform people about the upcoming referendum for Rushford-Peterson residents on Wednesday, December 19 from 11–8 pm in the Rushford-Peterson High School lobby. The request is for $15 million to build a new EC-5 building and refurbish the R-P elementary. The “Vote Yes” Committee requests support for this initiative for many reasons. •Today’s low construction costs and interest rates make it a prudent time to build. •This can also be a boom to the local economy as local businesses will be asked to bid on the construction project. •Long term, the District will need to invest $10-12 million into the existing R-P High School building and $1.7 milare less fortunate. You’ve heard it. I’ve heard it, anyone who has been to a kindergarten pageant has heard it. It’s an easy issue to throw out there so you can seem sincere and somewhat justify your consumption of a metric ton of green bean casserole, and that’s the problem: it is easy. Too easy. And, therefore, easy to dismiss. “Sure,” you can say, “let’s all take a moment to bow our heads and think about those starving in (insert nation/continent/principality here).” That’s too easy. It’s too easy to think about someone who’s far away in a strange land with a strange language and strange customs. It’s too easy to think, in our small-town Midwestern sensibilities, of the huddled masses pushing shopping carts in New York City. That’s a thousand miles away, probably a different race, possibly a different religion. In a word: alien to us. Instead of paying lip service to some vaguely defined problem which exists anywhere from half a world to several worlds away, let’s use the prevailing spirit of the day to breathe some new life into this tired, tired old chestnut of guilt and admonishment. Jobs. When you hear that word, what do you think of now? Probably all the overheated rhetoric in Washington about this plan and that cliff and this doom or gloom. Instead of moving it far away and making it alien, bring it to Minnesota, bring it to Wisconsin, bring it to Iowa. Think to yourself of the people you know looking for work, or who are working jobs that don’t pay enough or are so far below their training that it’s almost laughable. Think to yourself how many “for sale” signs you see on your street or in town, during your morning commute… and try to remember now many fewer signs you saw ten years ago. Think of lion into the Middle School facility. Investments in these buildings will only act as a temporary solution because the buildings’ age will continue to present new problems. Some of the advantages of a new EC-5 facility will include: •Better air quality; •Safer Location (current location is located on main highway); •Use of 21st century education spaces, while maximizing the use of technology; •Lower maintenance, utility and transportation costs; •Major improvement in green space for our younger children; •One step closer to the long term plan of having the high school, middle school, and elementary school all on one site. •The last investment in R-P facilities was 43 years ago! Most trying to live on twenty-nine dollars a week for food, like those on government assistance are given. This isn’t a problem far away and out of sight, this is a problem right here, right next door, maybe right in your own home. When I drive to work every night at one in the morning, a job where I use my college degree for unskilled labor, I pass countless houses…nice houses, some with nice cars out front. And I look at my car with half the bumper missing and the taped up window and my rental home and the thousands of dollars in student loans that my wife and I have to pay back… and I often wonder about those people in their nice houses. I wonder if they know just how good they have it to be sleeping peacefully on little patch of Earth that is all theirs. I wonder if they give thanks and, more importantly, if they will realize exactly how good they have it right now, how lucky they were to be able to afford those houses and cars. I know it’s easy to let my heart bleed here and weep for the children and the poor wretches of the world, and wish I had more I could do, or give. But I can write this, and have you read it, and maybe the next time you gas up or buy a pair of pants and the cashier asks if you could donate a dollar, you think a little of that cute little girl down the street and how her parents are having trouble keeping her fed, and you give that dollar. Lord knows I love a Whopper now and then, but it really wouldn’t kill me to cut back on the onion rings and help out someone in need. I’m lucky, I can still afford a Whopper if I want one, and I can afford to give thanks for what I have by helping someone else. Letter about tax reform To the Editor, FIX IT RIGHT. I have been an appliance repairman for 40 years. My natural inclination is to fix things. As I look at the state of national affairs today, nothing seems to be working right. One hardly knows where to begin the repair. May I suggest tax reform? The income tax discourages investment and productivity. It penalizes exporters who must add the cost of taxes into the price of everything they export. People with high incomes are leaving the United States in droves to avoid income taxes. Working people have up to 25 percent of their income confiscated before they even get their paychecks. The IRS intrudes into our private affairs. We waste hundreds of billions of dollars and millions of hours every year, in compliance costs. People who are not entitled defraud the system for undeserved refunds. Hundreds of billions in revenue from the underground economy and tax cheating is left on the table. The FairTax changes everything. Because it is a tax on consumption, it sidesteps that entire list of evils associated with the income tax. The FairTax however goes beyond mere reform. Sometimes when I am called upon to repair an appliance, the cost exceeds the value of the unit in question. That’s what’s happening with the income tax today. The income tax cannot be repaired. It must be replaced. Of all the plans being discussed on Capitol Hill, only the FairTax can bring the kind of fundamental and comprehensive change that will allow for a permanent fix. David Boone Houston, MN Letter about presidential election To the Editor, Well, it seems that catchy slogans and childish slanders have won over the United States again. We should all be very concerned about this country’s future. Given our current financial status, one would think Republicans and Democrats alike could put their egos aside and think about what’s best for our future; more importantly, the next generations to come. President Obama runs a campaign very well, if only he could run our country likewise. As I watched election night, most main stream news stations made the call that the President would be re-elected. Live feeds across the country showed people cheering and shedding tears of joy as if their savior had come. But it seemed they failed to realize it was their “savior” who increased the national debt by forty-four percent, the unemployment rate by ten percent, and college tuition by twenty-five percent. That list goes on. It’s fairly common to point the finger at the Bush administration, which may be a contributor, but the fact is, under our current President, our economy is spiralling out of control. I am very aware that people are strong in their beliefs, which is a good thing. However, as responsible, informed voters, we need to look at the big picture. Is re-electing someone who shares the same views as you on petty issues worth driving this country off the fiscal cliff? Next time around I encourage you to elect a president who will take strides forward, not backward, to secure the future of the United States of America. Ben Peterson Chatfield, MN Comment on this column at www.fillmorecountyjournal.com districts pass a referendum every 10 years. •The local businesses and economy will benefit from a strong school district. •The tax impact for the majority of residents with homesteads in our district will be less than or equal to the cost of a bottle of soda per day. Please attend one of the two informational meetings for the public, November 26, 2012, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at the Middle School in Peterson, or December 10, 2012, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Elementary Cafeteria. You can also visit our website at www.voteyesr-p.org. Our kids deserve better, our community deserves better. Please come out and vote YES. Robin Honken Rushford-Peterson Vote Yes Committee On the front page of the November 19, 2012, edition of the Fillmore County Journal, the caption under the photo should have read: Several members of the Empty Bowls Committee. Pictured from left to right: Marietta Dennstedt, Maureen Gervais, Ann Johannessen, Jeff Milne, Carol Beastrom, Kay Himlie, and JoAnne Runkel. Seated is Diana Sattler. Correction 136 St. Anthony St. • P.O. 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Stan Gudmundson, Barb Jeffers, Loni Kemp, Gary Peterson, Karen Reisner, Kristi Ruen, Abby Stocker, Paul Trende, Mitchell Walbridge, Jade Sexton, Kirsten Zoellner Published by Sethre Media Group, Inc. every Monday and mailed third class. Circulation: 11,232 FREE SUBSCRIPTIONS to Zip Codes served, 920 FREE STORE DISTRIBUTION and 246 paid subscriptions at $55 per year, third class or $105 first class. DEADLINE for news & advertising is NOON WEDNESDAY for the Monday Edition. © 2012 The Official Legal Newspaper for Fillmore County Monday, November 26, 2012 FILLMORE COUNTY JOURNAL Page 5 C ommentary How the district is misleading us with the proposed school funding By Brett Kues Hello, my name is Brett Kues, and I must confess, I am confused about how to vote for the school tax levy. Perhaps it is because I have only lived here a few years or possibly because all my life, neither my education nor my logic prepared me Brett Kues for how well the so-called leaders in Rushford can muddle simple decisions. What confuses me now is why there is, and how to vote on the Dec 19th ballot asking citizens to spend 15 million dollars to build a new school to house 300 students. I was not here for the flood, but I know most of the citizens including my wife and family, who were. I know many personally who had to take new mortgages on houses they paid for once just to stay in a town they loved. A town where its leaders have lost their memory and seem to think they can build anything they want on a whim and just charge it to its already strained citizens. I could not figure out how the school could possibly plan to spend $15 million to build a school, so I reread the sample ballot. Here is the wording to pay close attention to: [The money will be used] “for the purpose of providing funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including to provide funds for the construction of a new Early Childhood5th Grade Center.” I think the school district, which can’t seem to balance its budget, is trying to get us to pay for its mismanagement and poor self control. The wording, while cleverly written, is basically telling us they are going to borrow up to $15 million to fund lots of things including, but not limited to a new school. This is where my conservative nature and mistrust of our leaders kicks in. First, I do not like being misled, and second I do like to know where, if approved, every penny is Letter about R-P referendum To the Editor, PLEASE VOTE YES FOR OUR CHILDREN Hillary Clinton once said, “It takes a village to raise a child!” What an insightful statement. As adults, we all know it does take a community to raise our children and build a bright future for them. This includes an educational facility that is up-to-date with green spaces, expansion of technology, with a safe environment, and a place that we, as a community, can be proud of endorsing. The last time a school referendum passed, I was not old enough to vote. But my parents voted “YES” to provide their going to be spent. The artistically-colored referendum brochure does a great job of the first, and a terrible job of the latter. Since I moved here, I have heard several ideas put forth to utilize a small piece of property bought by the school district. Every idea put forth in the past came up short because there simply was not enough room on the property, or enough funding, usually both reasons presented an insurmountable obstacle. This is what confuses me. The same obstacles are still present. The school just found a way to word things differently. Since there is no way to utilize the property fully and accomplish the districts stated goal of having all the facilities on the same property, they have decided to mislead the public and say they are going to accomplish the project in phases. My guess is, after phase one, they will “discover” that Phase two is not possible and look for other properties to build a middle school and high school. I beg you not to trust what the district is saying. They already know the next phases are impossible, and are intentionally misleading us. As proof I refer you to the State guidelines that the school must know about. According to the Minnesota Department of Education, Facilities and Organization department; “A K-12 school requires 35-40 acres plus 1 additional acre for each 100 students of estimated student enrollment and community use/partnership program capacity, including possible additions.” Even the loosest interpretation of these guidelines will tell us if the district wants to combine all three schools on one property, they will need well over 40 acres. The current property is not even close to large enough. The project is doomed before it starts. While I applaud the facilities task force for trying to work with the property they got stuck with, I condemn them for not recognizing the high probability that in the long term, spending $15 million to complete 1/3rd of the project on a property children with a place to secure an education. This was a time when I know they made sacrifices in their own lives to pay the extra taxes. Now it is time for me to contribute to my grandchildren. When the initial school was built, my great-great-grandparents voted to build this fortress for future generations. Thus it still stands and has been an institution where past and current students have received excellent educations and many memories were established. But it has stood far beyond its life expectancy. The State Fire Marshall has been allowing the RushfordPeterson school district time that is physically too small for it is a bigger mistake than buying the property in the first place. Where I grew up, there was no shame in making a mistake; the shame came from not correcting it. Our school district seems determined to move forward with this mistake and compound it. The planned funding also confuses me, but before I discuss it, let me remind you about the people who are asking us for $15 million. These are the people who admit to screwing up their selftitled “plan A” by missing the state bid and losing an opportunity to earn a piece of the state’s $47.5 million dollar grant. My guess is they knew they would be rejected based on the size of the property, and chose to just move straight to Plan B. Their “plan B” is to mislead the public and have us fund the entire project that they hope to complete in 5-7 years. I do not trust the abilities of these people to handle this project efficiently and effectively. If you are still confused, consider this. National Medians Elementary School $ / sq. ft. $184.65 ect, and they plan to do it in 5-7 years, where does the money come from? It seems to me that the entire project would mean an additional levy of over $800/ yr for the average household, and that’s if they come in at or under budget. Now that you have some facts to digest, do you trust the district to manage this efficiently? I do not. They can’t operate inside their current budget, and want to borrow $15 million to build a $7 million school. They have shown a willingness to mislead us, and should not be trusted. The colorful brochure tells us that we need to “invest in our children’s future.” This also confuses me. I may be naïve, but I measure a school by its academics and not its facilities. My kids went to an elementary school that on its centennial was accredited as a presidential blue ribbon school. When I chose the school (which is so barbaric it does not even have air conditioning), I chose it because of its academic prowess, and state ranking. The $ / Student Sq. Ft. / student $23,360 125.0 age of the facility (over 100 yrs) never entered my decision process. Families considering a move to this area look at property taxes and the districts academic ranking, not age of the school. I would submit that having a community with high property taxes, and a school with an average state ranking (there are 228 schools in the state that rank higher, and several in the area) would do more to keep our community from growing than a shiny new school would do to draw families and business. The district is also saying that building a new elementary school will improve student safety and security, and save commute time. Imagine how silly I feel, I haven’t even heard about or know anyone who can remember an accident at the school. I did not even know there was a safety problem. As for the claim about saving travel time, according to Google Maps, it is around four miles to Peterson; Winona Senior and Middle schools are that far apart in the same town. So the argument about operational efficiency is fancy wording that means little. The school’s handout also says building a new facility will reduce traffic at the current site. How does this happen? If you replace the elementary kids with middle school kids, does that not even it back out? I am not an educator, but in math class in the 2nd grade, I was taught that if you subtracted an amount from a number, then added the same amount back to it, you ended up with the original number. The traffic around the current school will not decrease, and there will certainly be a large increase on Eiken Dr, so where is the decrease? It’s in Peterson that’s where... Maybe that’s why I am confused, the brochure makes it sound like trusting $15-45 million to our leaders is a good idea, but after giving it a close scrutiny, it is clearly a really bad plan. Wow, my confusion is gone. I am voting No. According to the national averages, a new elementary should cost between $6.5 and $7 million. Our district wants to spend over double the national average. I remind you that for only Phase 1, they are requiring us to agree to a $269 tax increase for the average home in the area. Personally, I think the estimate is low, and the actual increase will be much higher. I have no reason to think this other than every other project the town has been involved in since the flood has turned out to be flawed in price or practice or both. However, for now I will accept the numbers they submitted. What confuses me is how they plan to fund the remaining Phases? Here is how I see it: to complete construction on a seven million dollar elementary school, 1/3 of the project, they plan to spend $15 million, so by my account they plan to spend approximately $45 million for the entire projto correct several fire hazards. They could potentially close our “halls of ivy” if something is not done soon. Do you want your children or grandchildren riding buses to Lewiston, Harmony, Houston, or Lanesboro schools? I challenge every tax payer in this district to take advantage of the upcoming open houses in Rushford and Peterson to see where our children are spending the majority of their time. Please help us build for future generations to come, show our children we support their education and vote “YES” on the December 19, 2012, referendum. Sharon Rustad Rushford, MN Absentee Ballots for the Rushford-Peterson Schools ISD#239 December 19, 2012 EC-5th Grade Center Referendum vote are now available. Any resident of the Rushford-Peterson School District ISD #239 who would like to vote by absentee ballot must fill out an application for the absentee ballot. There are three ways to get an application: • Call Laura Hahn, District Clerk at (507) 864-7785 ext. 1106 and request an application form be mailed to you. • Pick up an application in the District Office, 102 North Mill St., Rushford. • Go to www.r-pschools.com and click on the New School Initiative tab located on the left hand side of the homepage. Print and mail the completed application to: Laura Hahn District Clerk Rushford-Peterson Schools P.O. Box 627 Rushford, MN 55971 To vote absentee by mail: Once the Absentee Ballot Application is received, the District Clerk will mail an official ballot and instructions on completing the ballot to the address on the application. To vote absentee in person: Once the application for absentee ballot is completed you may vote in person in the District Office up until 5:00 P.M. on the day before the vote (December 18, 2012). For additional information on absentee voting please contact Laura Hahn at (507)864-7785 ext. 1106. RESIDENTS OF THE RUSHFORD-PETERSON SCHOOL DISTRICT ISD #239 ATTENTION Page 6 FILLMORE COUNTY JOURNAL Monday, November 26, 2012 farmed with his two brothers, and best friends, Leo and Harold. They were known locally as “The Boys.” He was a member of the Assumption Catholic Church in Canton and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Adrian enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling the world, tinkering with farm machinery, and playing cards. Adrian is survived by his loving sister, Marjorie Horihan of Lanesboro, Minnesota; 20 nieces and nephews, and several great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers Harold, Leo, John, Richard and Roger; two nephews, a niece and a great niece. Funeral Mass was Saturday, November 24, 2012, at the Assumption Catholic Church in Canton, Minnesota with Father Shawn Haremza officiating. Burial was in the St. Agnes Catholic Cemetery, Plymouth Rock, Cresco, Iowa with military honors from the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Paul J. Kreter Paul J. Kreter, 92, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2012, at his home. Paul was born November 3, 1920, in Rochester to Emil and Mabel (Matson) Kreter. Paul was a graduate of Rochester High School. On October 12, Call the FCJ at 507-765-2151 to advertise or offer news tips! 1946, Paul married Alice “Marge” Molda at Trinity Lutheran Church in Roche ster. He was a veteran of the US Air Force, proudly serving his country during Paul Kreter WWII. Paul was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church for 65 years and a member of the American Legion Post 92 in Rochester. Paul worked as a contractor for many years, building many of the homes in Rochester. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and being active in church. Paul also loved planes and attending air shows. Above all, Paul loved spending time and making memories with his family. Paul is survived by his two sons, Daniel (Jeanne) KreterKillian of San Francisco, CA, and Leigh (Dianna) Kreter of Harmony; eleven grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren and one brother, Robert (Elaine) Kreter of Rochester. Paul was preceded in death by his loving wife of 66 years, Marge; parents, Emil and Mabel; sister, Mildred Lubahn and brother, Garfield Kreter. A funeral service was held Monday, November 26, 2012, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Rochester with the Rev. Joel Haak officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery. See OBITUARIES Page 9 Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro, with Rev. Kerry Eversole officiating. Burial was in the Lanesboro Cemetery. Harvey Berge Harvey Benjamin Berge, 95, Johnson-Riley Funeral Home of Stewartville, died Saturday, in Lanesboro was in charge of Nov. 17, 2012, at the Stewart- arrangements. ville Care Center where he has Roy M. Fitch resided since February 2011. Harvey was born July 2, 1917, Roy M. Fitch, age 90, World in Lanesboro, to Henry O. and War II veteran, from Mabel, Betsy O. (Ramsey) Berge. He Minnesota, died Friday, Novemattended school in Lanesboro. ber 16, 2012, at the Green Lea On June 27, 1942, he mar- Manor Nursing Home in Mabel. ried Verna Hildestad in Peter- No services are planned. Memoson. Harvey was a farmer. He rials are preferred to Heartland also worked at the Lanesboro Hospice. Creamery and as a custodian for Mengis Funeral Home in the public schools and US Post Mabel handled arrangements. Office. Verna was a waitress at Adrian Lavern Knox the Root Beer Stand and the Adrian Lavern Knox, age 92, White Front Cafe. He was a member of Bethle- of Harmony, Minnesota, formerhem Lutheran Church, and Har- ly of rural Burr Oak, Iowa, died vey loved to work, play cards and Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at Harmony Community Healthdice. He is survived by his wife, care. Verna of Stewartville; one son, Adrian was born November Larry (Barbara) of Chatfield; 21, 1919, at home on the original two daughters, Vernelle (Robert) homestead in Burr Oak TownSchaub of Rochester and Bonnie ship in Winneshiek County, (Victor) Ramsey of Rochester; Iowa to R. Emmett and Anna eight grandchildren; 11 great- (Mullaney) Knox. grandchildren; one brother, Cur- Adrian attended the Number tis (Arlene) of Shakopee; and a 7 Burr Oak Country School sister-in-law, Jeanette Berge of through 8th grade and graduated from the Canton High School in Lanesboro. He was preceded in death by Canton, Minnesota. He served his parents, three brothers and in the Army Air Corps during World War II. After returning four sisters. The funeral service was held from the War, he moved back Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at to the farm where he lived and Obituaries Fillmore County Church Directory Fillmore County Journal • Preston MN 507.765.2151 VBC Video • Preston MN 507.765.2704 Visit Bluff Country • Preston MN 507.765.2151 A rendahl Lutheran Church ………………………Sundays - 10:30am Highway 30, Peterson, MN 55962 (507) 875-2477 Assembly Of God Church …………………………Sundays - 10:00am 610 Territorial Rd, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-2101 Assumption Catholic Church ………Fri. - 8:30am & Sat. - 5:00pm 207 N May St, Canton, MN 55922 (507) 743-8320 Bethlehem Lutheran Church ………………………Sundays - 9:00am 200 Kenilworth Ave S, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-3344 Calvary Baptist Church ………………Sundays - 10:45am & 6:00pm 910 Winona St SE, Chatfield, MN 55923 (507) 867-4686 Canton-Scotland Presby terian Church...…………Sundays - 9:00am 104 W Fillmore Ave, Canton, MN 55922 (507) 743-2260 Chatf ield Lutheran Church …………Sundays - 8:00am & 10:00am 304 Fillmore St SE, Chatfield, MN 55923 (507) 867-4721 Chatf ield United Methodist Christ ………………Sundays - 9:30am 124 Winona St SE, Chatfield, MN 55923 (507) 867-3529 Cherry Grove United Methodist …………………Sundays - 10:00am 18183 160th St, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (Cherry Grove) (507) 937-3177 Christ Lutheran Church ……………………………Sundays - 9:00am 509 Kansas St NW, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765-2161 Christian Science Ser vices …………………………Sundays - 10:00am Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-2251 Elstad Lutheran Church ……………………………Sundays - 9:00am 37784 Dogwood Rd, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-3769 Emmanuel Episcopal Church ……………………Sundays - 10:00am 217 W Jessie St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-2164 Faith United Methodist Church ……Sat. - 5:00pm & Sun. - 9:00am 617 Maple Ln, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-2830 Fillmore Free Methodist Church …Sundays - 8:30am & 10:30am 19127 County 8, Wykoff, MN 55990 (Fillmore) (507) 352-5450 First Baptist Church …………………Sundays - 10:30am & 6:00pm 701 Kasten Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-2840 First Baptist Church-Preston …………Sundays - 10:30am & 7:00pm 108 Chatfield Ave NW, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765-4960 First English Lutheran Church ……………………Sundays - 10:00am 217 W Grant St, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-2793 First Lutheran Church of Highland ………………Sundays - 10:30am 22423 391st Ave, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-3318 First Presby terian Church …………………………Sundays - 10:00am 110 S Mill St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-2854 Fountain Lutheran …………………………………Sundays - 9:00am Main Street, Fountain, MN 55939 (507) 268-4413 Fountain United Methodist Church ………………Sundays - 8:30am Co. Rd. 8 and Cedar St., Fountain, MN 55939 (507) 268-4456 Garness Trinity Lutheran …………………………Sundays - 11:00am PO Box 88, Mabel, MN 55954 (507) 493-5905 Grace Lutheran Church ……………………………Sundays - 9:00am 365 Park St, Peterson, MN 55962 (507) 875-2218 Brought to you by: SMG Web Design • Preston MN 507.765.2704 SMG Computer Solutions • Preston MN 507.765.2704 Greenf ield Lutheran Church …………………......Sundays - 9:00am 235 Main Ave S, Harmony, MN 55939 (507) 886-3272 Greenleaf ton Reformed Church …………………Sundays - 10:00am Highway 9, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765-2546 Harmony United Methodist Church ……………..Sundays - 8:30am 60 Main Ave S, Harmony, MN 55939 (507) 886-6851 Henry town Lutheran Church …………………………Sun. - 10:30am PO Box 103, Harmony, MN 55939 (Henrytown) (507) 886-2425 Highland Prairie Lutheran Church ……………….Sundays -10:30am 43267 Bowl Dr, Peterson, MN 55962 (507) 864-2731 Historic Lenora United Methodist Church (Special Occassions) Lenora, MN (Rural Canton) (507) 545-2641 Immanuel Lutheran Church ………………………Sundays - 9:30am 254 Main St S, Wykoff, MN 55990 (507) 352-2801 Lanesboro United Methodist Church ……………Sundays - 8:30am 507 Parkway Ave S, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-2646 Mabel First Lutheran Church ………………………Sundays - 9:00am 202 N. Oak, P.O. Box 395, Mabel, MN 55954 (507) 493-5293 Mabel United Methodist Church …………………Sundays - 9:30am 111 W Newburg St, Mabel, MN 55954 (507) 493-5296 Nativity Catholic Church … Sun. (1st & 2nd) - 8:45am & (3rd & 4th) - 10:30am 640 1st Ave SW, Harmony, MN 55939 (507) 886-2393 New Life Victory Church ……………………………Sundays - 9:30am 440 2nd Avenue Southeast, Harmony, MN 55939 (507) 886-3525 Newburg United Methodist Church 3.1 miles N. of Mabel on Hwy. 43; 2.2 miles W. on Co. Rd. 24 North Prairie Lutheran ……………………………Sundays - 10:30am 35957 Highway 30, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 875-2460 Our Savior’s Lutheran Church ……Sundays - 8:00am & 10:30am 805 S Broadway St, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-7251 Pilot Mound Lutheran Church ……………………Sundays - 9:00am 8 miles N. of Lanesboro on 250 then 4 miles W. on Hwy 30 (507) 875-2460 Pioneer Presby terian Church ………………………Sundays - 8:30am 206 Fillmore St NE, Chatfield, MN 55923 (507) 867-4037 Preston United Methodist Church ………………Sundays - 10:30am 212 Saint Anthony St N, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765-2503 R iver Of Life Regional Church 220 N Money Creek St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-2853 Root Prairie Lutheran Church ……………………Sundays - 10:30am County Rd 11, Fountain, MN 55939 (507) 268-4455 Root R iver Church of the Brethren ………………Sundays - 10:00am 23553 County Rd 20, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765-4772 Root R iver Community Church …………………Sundays - 10:30am 503 Nannestad Lane, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-7074 Rushford Lutheran Church …………………Sun. - 9:00am & 5:30pm 101 S Mill St., Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-7152 Olmsted County Journal • Rochester MN 507.288.5201 Daytripper • Rochester MN 507.288.5201 Studio-A-Photography • Preston MN 507.251.6372 Saetersdal Lutheran Church ………………………Sundays - 10:30am 21447 Co. Rd. 30, Rural Harmony, MN Scheie Lutheran Church ……………………………Sundays - 9:30am PO Box 88, Mabel, MN 55954 (507) 493-5680 St Columban Church ………………………………Sundays - 9:30am 4 08 Preston St NW # 2, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765-3886 St Ignatius Catholic Church ………………………Sundays - 10:30am 213 W Franklin St, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-7565 St John’s Lutheran Church …………………………Sundays - 9:00am 241 Line St S, Wykoff, MN 55990 (507) 352-2296 St John’s Lutheran Church …………………………Sundays - 10:00am 31497 Highway 43, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-2585 St Joseph’s Catholic Church ………………………Sundays - 10:00am 103 N Mill St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-2257 St Mark ’s Lutheran Church ………………………Sundays - 9:00am 104 E North St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-7111 St Marys Catholic Church ….......Sat. - 5:00pm & Sun. - 11:00am 405 Twiford St SW, Chatfield, MN 55923 (507) 867-314 8 St Matthews Episcopal Church ……………………Sundays - 9:30am 100 Fillmore St SE, Chatfield, MN 55923-1219 (507) 867-3707 St Matthew’s Lutheran Church ……………………Sundays - 9:00am Harmony, MN 55939 (Granger) (507) 772-4474 St Olaf Catholic Church … Sun. (1st & 2nd) - 10:30am & (3rd & 4th) - 8:45am 114 N Locust, Mabel, MN 55954 (507) 493-5268 St Patrick ’s Church Hall ………………………...…Sundays - 8:00am Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-2480 St Paul Lutheran Church ………Sun. - 10:00am & Wed. - 7:00pm 128 Fillmore St SE, Chatfield, MN 55923 (507) 867-4604 St Paul’s Lutheran Church ……………………....Sundays - 10:30am Harmony, MN 55939 (Big Springs) (507) 886-8175 Sumner Center United Methodist Church ………Sundays - 10:30am 9 miles N. of Spring Valley on Co. Rd. 1 (507) 378-4801 The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints-Sundays - 10:00am 21257 US Hwy 52 South Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765-4551 Trinity Fellowship ELCA …………………………Sundays - 10:00am 110 S Mill St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-7211 Trinity Lutheran Church …………………………Sundays - 9:00am 204 South St, Ostrander, MN 55961 (507) 657-2203 Union Prairie Lutheran ……………………………Sundays - 9:00am Hwy 16, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-3363 United Methodist Church …………………………Sundays - 10:30am 236 Gold St S, Wykoff, MN 55990 (507) 352-4136 Valley Christian Center …………………………....Sundays - 10:00am 610 Territorial Rd Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-2101 W halan Lutheran Church …………………………Sundays - 9:00am Lanesboro, MN 55949 (Whalan) (507) 467-2398 Do you want to sponsor the Fillmore County Church Directory? Call 507.765.2151 Purchase at Darr Auction & Realty t a e r A G s Gift! ings A Sav 0 Christma of 2.0 h! Premium Wash $ 00 At least 5 minimum. Maximum purchase of 20. 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Promote it with the Fillmore County Journal’s Holiday Gift Guide! 2207 7th St. NW Rochester, MN 507-282-7682 familyfuncenter.com Call 507-765-2151 For More Details Be sure to stop & say hi to Santa’s reindeer! Share your thoughts at www.fillmorecountyjournal.com Monday, November 26, 2012 ing. Burial was in the church cemetery. Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield was in charge of arrangements. Richard Thompson Richard Verdayne Thompson, 81, of Lanesboro, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at the Harmony Community Health Care Center. Richard was born June 28, 1931, to Charley A. Thompson and Elfrieda (Olness) Thompson. He was baptized at Union Prairie Lutheran Church, and graduated from Lanesboro FILLMORE COUNTY JOURNAL Page 9 Continued from Page 6 OBITUARIES Mavis Severson Mavis Severson, 89, of Chatfield, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, where she had resided since Jan, 3, 2008. Mavis Finseth was born May 13, 1923, in Fountain, to Justin and Ida Rose (Skrukrud) Finseth. On Dec. 25, 1944, she married Chester R. Severson in Fountain. He passed away Oct. 11, 2006. Mavis was a homemaker. She was a member of Root Prairie Lutheran Church, the Ladies Aid and was a Sunday School teacher. She enjoyed holiday baking, dancing with her husband, working with her garden and flowers and spend- ing time with family. She is survived by two sons, Dennis (Cheryl) of Fountain and Larry (Nancy) of Fountain; a daughter, Deanne (Greg) Johnson of Winona; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and five great-greatgrandchildren. She is also survived by four brothers, Arnold (Elizabeth) Finseth of Modesto, Calif., Dean (Carol) Finseth of Chatfield, Orvis Finseth of Chatfield and Dale (Beverly) Finseth of Fountain. Mavis was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, grandaughter, a great-grandson, three sisters and two brothers. The funeral service for Mavis was held Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at Root Prairie Lutheran Church, in rural Fountain, with Rev. Paul Forde officiat- High School in 1949. He served in the US Air Force from April 1951 to April 1955. Richard built grain bins in western states until he came back to farm in 1960. He enjoyed his vegetable, raspberries and flower gardens and enjoyed doing shop projects, and working on his cars. Richard is a member of the American Legion of Lanesboro, Post # 40 and of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Richard is survived by two sisters, Milicent (Robert) Pehrson of La Selva Beach, Calif., and Berniece Thompson of Albert Lea; a nephew, Gregory Pehrson and a niece, Crystal Pehrson (Johnson). A memorial service was held at Bethlehem Lutheran Chruch in Lanesboro, Tuesday, Nov. 20, with Rev. Kerry Eversole officiating. Military rites will be performed by the American Legion Post #40 after the service in the church. 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The Official Legal Newspaper for Fillmore County Continued from Page 3 MINING Keune moved that they accept the draft as presented with two changes including a limit of five active mines in the county and a limit of two per township. The motion died due to lack of a second. Bakke moved to accept the draft as presented with one change, which would limit the total active industrial mines in the county to five (instead of eight). The motion was approved unanimously. Both ordinances will be sent to the county board where they will be considered for possible action on November 27. Other Business In Brief •During a public hearing to make changes in Sections 402(3) and 404.01 there was no comment from the public. The commission approved the changes to be sent on to the county board for their consideration. Portable agricultural buildings on skids will not require a permit regardless of size. The words of “of one hundred sixty square feet or less and” are to be removed. 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If it spins, the problem is excessive resistance in the solenoid. Replace the solenoid. If the starter doesn’t spin, or turns very slowly, however, the starter is dragging and needs to be replaced. Come to Brown Tire and we will check things out for you and have your vehicle starting at a turn of the key. Hwy. 16 & 43 • RUSHFORD, MN 507-864-2969 firstname.lastname@example.org www.eodlandscapes.com Winter Berry Plants for Birds Invite flocks to your backyard ‘by Design’ with fruit-bearing trees, shrubs, and groundcovers in your landscape. Feeding birds comes naturally with trees and shrubs with nutritious berries. They create a beautiful display with their fall colors and fruits add sparkle to your landscape. Handsome shrubs, the Viburnum and Chokeberry, have white springtime flowers, leaves that turn bright colors in autumn, and red and black fall berries. Brown Thrashers, Cedar Waxwings, and other birds feast on the long-lasting fruits, which serve birds well in tough winters. Downy Woodpeckers, Brown Thrashers, Eastern Bluebirds, and many other backyard birds are attracted to the dark fruits of the ornamental Pagoda Dogwood. These are also native to North America. Winterberry often goes unnoticed in a summer garden, but they stop traffic when the leaves drop in autumn and the berries ripen. © EODL serving all s.e. minnesota Dedicated to consumer education and client service. Heating & a/C Breer’s service all makes & models. Brian Breer Misconception #4: indoor air quality is not a problem at my house. Not true. All houses have indoor air quality problems, they just differ in severity. All houses have some problems with dust. It is usually most noticeable right after you’ve dusted or when company is coming over. In the springtime, pollen can be a big problem. And if you have pets, there’s pet hair and dander that get in your air. There are also fumes from painting, hair spray, cooking, and who knows what else. 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The Chatfield Gophers essentially fulfilled the promise they showed ever since the end of last season. They were the county’s headliner. Finishing with a record of 9-2, the Gophs were 9-0 versus all teams not nicknamed Warriors. Their 6-0 loss to Caledonia was one of the Warriors few nail-biters enroot to another Class AA state championship game. The Rushford-Peterson Trojans had the most impressive turnaround by any team, going from 2-7 to a highly competitive 6-4. They also played Caledonia (lost 15-7), as well as Class A state finalist Faribault B.A. (lost 14-7), tough. The Lanesboro Burros also finished above .500 (6-4), with Mabel-Canton (3-5), Fillmore Central (2-7), and Kingsland (1-8) having their struggles. There wasn’t a shortage of good players on those teams. Here are, the 2012 Fillmore County Sports Football Players of the Year. In Lanesboro, one only need to say one name; Niko. Announcers called it a lot in Burro games. Niko Anderson (5’9” 185-pound junior RB/DE) was the Burros one-man offensive gang. The young man with an already extensive two-year varsity career added a splendid year #3 in 2012. He added to his 9-man gridiron reputation. Lanesboro scored 52 TDs on the season. Anderson had 33 of them. He was the horse the Burro ground-game was latched Niko Anderson to, racking up Lanesboro 1,914 yards on 240 carries (8.0 per), including 30 rushing TDs. He added TDs each via reception, interception return, and kickoff return. The shifty and durable Anderson amassed over 30 carries in a game four times, amassed 200 or more yards rushing six times, and scored four or more (total) TDs in a game five times. Included was a 300-plus yard rushing game versus Lyle/Pacelli and a 7-total-TD effort versus LeRoyOstrander in an opening round play-off game. Defensively, he finished 4th on the team in tackles, recorded three sacks (a safety), three interceptions, while also doing a lot of work on kick-off returns, and doing almost all of the punting. He was, as made famous by The Matrix movies, Mr. Anderson, or the Burros ‘chosen one.’ For the Chatfield Gophers, Jake Neis (5’10” 170-pound junior TB/ CB Chatfield) wasn’t necessarily the ‘chosen one.’ He was just the one who seemingly got Chatfield the big play when they needed it (or otherwise). Ankle-breaking Jake was the quick, agile, and speedy straw that stirred the Chatfield Gopher multipronged wishbone groundand-pound drink. Coming Jake Neis off a breakout Chatfield sophomore year that twice saw Neis go for 250-yards-plus, 2012 saw Jake be the definition of consistent (excluding games against Caledonia). Jake rushed for over 100 yards in six of 11 games while going over 100 total yards (rushing and receiving) in two more (8 of 11). All told, Neis only finished with less than 75 yards of offense in a game once. He scored TDs in every game his team scored TDs (the nine not against Caledonia). He finished with just shy of 1,400 yards total offense (1,229 rushing, which led the 3-Rivers), 15 total offensive TDs, plus a 16th TD on one of his three interceptions. He was the best offensive player in the 3-Rivers South. His efforts were pivotal in putting the Chatfield Gophers in the Class AA top 10 mid-season, where they stayed until the end. A junior, 3-Rivers foes will get another season of Mr. Neis being not so nice to deal with. They’ll get another season of the Gophers being ranked in state. In Mabel, the M-C football program endured a transition year. They lost a lot off a 6-4 2011 squad, and thus had a lot of spots to fill with few bodies (20 players out 9 thru 12, Hunter Johnson with only one Mabel-Canton senior). Junior Hunter Johnson (6’0” 170-pound RB/LB) was one player who filled one of those roles, quite effectively. Manning the fullback position (as opposed to teammate Noah Manning who manned the tailback spot) in M-C’s Wing-T offense, Johnson ran a lot of traps and dives, and ran a lot into the clear. Through eight regular season games, Johnson amassed just short of 1,400 yards with 20 TD’s. He finished the year with over 1,500 yards Dan Gatzke Fillmore and 20-plus Central TD’s (all on the ground). Johnson only once was denied of the century mark rushSee SPORTS Page 15 enjoy the Golden moments! 1/16 4440 175th Anniversary Item #tBE45365A Preston equiPment Jct. 52 & 16, Preston, MN • Ph: 507-765-3803 • www.prestonequip.com SMG Computer Solutions Of course, you know we fix computers. Did you know we also sell brand new computers? Whether for your business or your home, call Tyler today for information on your next customized brand name computer. www.smgcomputersolutions.com • Office Hours: M-F 8am-5pm • Phone: 507-765-2704 The Official Legal Newspaper for Fillmore County Monday, November 26, 2012 FILLMORE COUNTY JOURNAL Page 15 Fillmore County Sports Continued from Page 14 SPORTS ing (versus stout state-ranked Spring Grove). On six occasions he eclipsed 150 yards in a game including a career 275-yard effort versus LeRoyOstrander. Johnson was only once held out of the end zone too, while scoring four times in a game three times. Weeks 3-6, he was at his best, notching 15 TD’s and averaging over 200 yards per game. Heading into next year, there won’t a transition for M-C football. The Cougar Wing-T running game will have Johnson’s talents to rely on. On Fillmore Central’s 2011 football team, Dan Gatzke was a 6’3” 164-pound valuable starting junior linebacker on a very good senior dominant team. On offense, he barely played. In 2012, Gatzke (6’2’ 194-pound senior LB/FB) transitioned into the Falcons most valuable weapon, the one guy FC could rely on to make big plays. FC won just a pair of games, but that certainly couldn’t be put on Gatzke. The shimmying, rumbling running back began the season by sharing carries (lead blocking) out of the backfield. By mid-season, there wasn’t a whole lot of sharing/lead blocking going on. Gatzke carried the load, racking over 100 yards total offense each in week’s 5-8 (games versus Chatfield, Kingsland, R-P, and Southland) with 8 total TD’s, all while opposing teams knew he was the one FC guy to stop. Included in that was a 183-yard 4 TD performance versus Kingsland. On the season, Dan finished just shy of 1,000 total yards (769 rushing, 158 receiving, both of which led the Falcons) with 10 (7 rushing, 3 receiving) of FC’s 15 total TD’s. He was also the team’s third leading tackler on defense. FC got beat more often than they wanted, but Gatzke ‘got him some’ more than opponents would’ve liked. It might be scary in a year or two, when R-P’s Alex Vix (5’9” 155pound sophomore WR/RB/CB) and Cole Kingsley (5’10” 150-pound sophomore WR/RB/S) become the focus of of R-P’s offense. In 2012, they weren’t necessarily, but they still left their mark big time. Moved around munificently, each from RB to WR, the duo didn’t just make big plays and score TDs for the Trojans, it just seemed that way. Vix finished the year with 10 TDs, the Trojan leader in that category. He was mostly a WR (22 receptions, 389 yards, 6 TDs), but also came out of the backfield (24 carries, 156, 3 TDs). His 10th score came via a kick-off return. Kingsley was similarly everywhere, even more so than Vix. The supersoph led R-P with 1,135 all-purpose yards, getting some through the air (23 receptions, 426 yards, 4 TD’s), some on kick-off return (334 yards), some on punt return (311 yards, TD), and a smidgen out of the backfield (13 carries, 64 yards, TD). Not included in that was Kingsley most impressive stat. In eleven games the speedy ball-hawking safety sniped 9 opposing quarterback throws, bringing two back for TD’s. He was also the Trojans third leading tackler. All told, the (likely) 15-year-old duo accounted for 17 R-P scores. It’ll be scary, when both are 17 (seniors), to see how many times they find the end zone (to see where they lead R-P). R-P wasn’t just a sophomore show. Zach Boehmke (5’10” 175pound senior RB/LB) was one of the Trojan’s primary ball carriers. Amidst a ‘tailback-by-committee’ attack, Boehmke was pretty much ‘the chairman’. He led the green and gold with 564 rushing yards and 5 TDs (on 90 carries for an impressive 6.3 per average). He added a little over 100 receiving yards while also completing a halfback pass for a TD versus Fillmore Central in the regular season. His best rushing game came against state ranked Chatfield (15 carries, 145 yards, TD). Like teammate Kingsley, Boehmke’s most flashy statistic related to interceptions. Zach had three picks, and all three were returned for TD’s, one against Onalaska-Luther, one against Kingsland, and one against Southland (for the game’s deciding score). Zach was also R-P’s second leading tackler. •Justin Viss (6’2” 215-pound senior, Chatfield): the bruising senior’s final high school year was unfortunately marred too much by injury. Viss missed time, or wasn’t 100 percent, due to groin and knee injuries. He still was the 3-Rivers South’s most imposing defensive player. He still amassed 438 rushing yards and accounted for 5 rushing TD’s. His best effort was saved for the play-off’s, a 21-carry 150-yard, TD-effort in a big ranked-versusranked section semifinal win over Lewiston-Altura. •Nate Skare (6’2” 195-pound junior, Chatfield): gave the Gophers enough of a passing threat (around 800 yards, 9 TD’s, 7 INT’s), and enough of a running threat from the QB position (almost 200 yards, 5 TD’s), to make Neis, Viss, and the rest of Chatfield’s back-field, Chatfield’s offense, that much better. Special teams play was also of note; kicked 22 PAT’s, 3 field goals while booming the occasional monster punt (averaged 37.5 per kick which led the 3-Rivers). •Jayme LaPlante (6’3” 210pound junior LB/TE Chatfield): was the second (Viss) of Chatfield’s imposing linebackers, which, with the rest of the Gopher defense allowed 12 points per game. LaPlante also led the Gophers in receiving with 14 receptions for 283 yards and 4 total TD’s (2 rushing, 2 receiving). •Marshall Oeltjen (6’2” 210pound senior RB/LB Kingsland): the under-manned Knights big work-horse, Oeltjen led Kingsland in carries (167), rushing yards (617), and rushing TD’s (6) while also spearheading the Knight defense with 8 tackles behind the line of scrimmage, 3 fumble recoveries, and an interception. •Isaac Freese (6’3” 200-pound, senior DE/TE Lanesboro): was the Burros defensive one-man gang, leading the team with 138 tackles and registering an eye-opening 15 sacks. Also added a pick-six TD and a receiving TD plus a trio of receiving 2-point conversions. Mehus said the ability of students to use their phone camContinued from Page 1 eras has increased the membertography Club leader as well as ship of the Photography Club. running the club at the school. “The picture quality on some “We are working on improv- of the phones is getting really ing our photography,” explained good,” said Mehus. Mehus. “We talk about some of Mehus maintains displays of the rules, like horizon lines and student photos in the hallways lighting. But we also talk about of the school, and rotates them when it’s okay to break the on a regular basis. She recently rules.” sent more than 90 student picThe The one rule of taking pic- tures to the Post Bulletin, and Minnesota tures in the club that cannot they published several of them be broken is no taking pictures in their reader contribution secthrough a window or wind- tion. The students were very shield. excited to have their work pub- PHOTOGRAPHY 2x2 & 2x4 ads to run ONE TIME, the w lished. When Mehus first started the club, she received grant money from local banks and Tri-County Electric. She bought mats for photographs with the money, and it helped to get the club started. Mehus plans to keep the club going as long as there are students interested, and she hopes they get some enjoyment out of it and continue to pursue photography in the future. “We just like to have fun with it,” she said. par has The agreed Wykoff to Area Historical ticipate the 2x2 Society will in celebrate the ChristDisplay Ad Network mas season 2012 with Home Tours on December 1st and a program by running special Concert on these Christmas ads in the main the 2ndsection at St. John’s Lutheran news of your Church in Wykoff. newspaper (not the classified On Saturday, December 1, section of the Home Tours will feature your newspaper). At three Wykoff homes beautifully times, for advertisers decorated the Christmas seamay request specifson. This year’s ahosts are David ic section. However, and Darlene Eickhoff, KaththeKeaton, decision is Janet ulti- Nolan. leen and mately up to each House tours will be open from newspaper. Ads may 1pm to 5pm. Tickets ($7) may beneed purchased at The Bank to be ahead decreased Gift Haus, in and will be available slightly size to fit at your Ed’s column Museum December 1 sizes. from 1pm – 4 pm. Please On Sunday, December 2, do not bill for the WAHS Christmas Concert, these ads. If you have entitled “T’was the Birthday of questions, please call a King,” will begin at 7pm at MNA 800/279St. Johns at Lutheran Church in 2979. Thank Wykoff. Featuredyou. artists include WAHS celebrating Christmas with Your annual newspaper tours and concert Display Ad Network soloist Novella Meisner, with accompaniment by Dr. Raymond Krueger on the organ, and Ron Haugen, a long-time musician from the Winona area. The Mountain Misty Boys, a group ranging in age from 13 -20 years old, will perform instrumental Christmas tunes on a variety of instruments. 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Contact the Fillmore County Journal P: 507.765.2151 F: 507.765.2468 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.fillmorecountyjournal.com Cut Your own Christmas tree Howe’s Evergreens Balsam & Fraser Fir 6’ - 10’ $45 any size 9am to dark Located 4 miles south of st Charles on hwY 74 to saratoga, mn, then ½ mile west on winona County 10 Open Fri, Sat, Sun Nov. 23, 24, 25 Sat & Sun Dec. 1, 2 & 8, 9 (507) 450-2353 sesamestreetlive.com • Follow us on and Page 16 FILLMORE COUNTY JOURNAL socialscenes Food For Life By Jade Sexton Monday, November 26, 2012 The Official Legal Newspaper for Fillmore County Weddings | Engagements Birthdays | Anniversaries Birth Announcements Special Occasions! sounds like a nice idea. And I think I will make a chai latte so we can smell the spices while we work. Chai tea syrup The holiday season is upon us already, and Thanksgiving has come and gone. I have to actually think seriously now about getting Christmas presents for my kids, who tell me daily different things they are hoping for. Food is a huge focus this time of year, and it is time to indulge now and worry about it later, when January comes and we have nothing else to do. Not only do we indulge in food over the holidays, but also drinks. It’s easy to not think about the calories, fat, and sugar consumed through all of the wine, cider, beer, hot toddies, soda, hot chocolate, or punch we drink during all of the parties and get-togethers from now through New Year’s Eve. I will do my share of drinking delicious drinks over the holidays. In fact, I am drinking hot apple cider right now, and it’s really hitting the spot. But I have always loved hot drinks. Every morning starts out with two cups of sweet coffee, and I can’t really start my day with- out it. It’s not just the caffeine I’m addicted to; the warmth and the taste comfort me. I love tea as well, and I own a wide variety of kinds; green, black, oolong, and all different flavors, but chai is my favorite. The warm spicy aroma is perfect, especially when made into a chai latte with warm milk. You can buy your own chai syrup in order to make a latte at home, but that can get expensive. This recipe is easy to make, and saves a lot of money. It also makes for a nice gift, in a glass jar, with instructions on how to prepare it. My daughter, who was upset with me for not putting up Halloween decorations, asked if we could at least decorate for Christmas. “Yes, we can,” I told her. “I promise.” We have a small tree, stockings, and window clings, and if something that small makes them so happy, I will happily join in. We have already started watching Christmas movies, so I think an afternoon of putting up the tree, decorating the house, and settling down for some good Christmas movies 3 cups water 3 bags black tea 1 tsp cinnamon Sprinkle of ground cloves ½ tsp ginger 1 bay leaf 3 tbsp vanilla Honey to taste Chai Tea Syrup Boil the water in a medium saucepan. Toss in the three tea bags and simmer while stirring. After the tea steeps for a few minutes, add the cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and the bay leaf. The smell in your home will be amazing, I promise. Stir with a wooden spoon until it gets thick. It might take a while, but keep stirring! It’s worth it. Turn off the heat, remove the bay leaf, and add the vanilla. Let it cool, pour into a glass bottle with a top, and store in the refrigerator. Add it to milk of any kind to taste and drink it hot or cold. Welcome Taitt Christopher Lecy! Happy 18TH Birthday to a wonderful granddaughter Courtney on the 30TH of November! Happy 10TH Birthday Hope!!! On December 1ST Born on October 19, 2012 to Chris & Tonia Lecy was born November 8, 2012. He weighed 8 lb. and was 21 inches long. Parents are Michael and Brianna Jonsgaard of Rochester. Aiden Michael Jonsgaard Love, Grandma & Grandpa Schultz THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! Love, Jade, Garrett, Drew & Grace Card Shower for Alvira Klockeman! 95 Years on Dec. 6 Please Send Cards to: 509 1ST Street Fountain, MN 55935 Congratulations Austin on your first deer! Love ya! Grandma Sherry & Grandpa Steve To Mary and my children for giving me such a wonderful retirement party, to Bill Hanson and the Golf Course crew for preparing and serving the food. Thank you also to my family, friends and patrons on the route for the gifts, cards and for coming to the party to celebrate my retirement. A special thank you to the Mail Bag Singers for the Mail Man song. It made my night! Donnie Ruen Congratulations Adam & Sheena Tollefson!!! Guess Who Is Turning 10?! 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Monday, November 26, 2012 Faribault, appeared before Judge Benson on November 19. He was charged with four counts of Check Forgery- Falsely Endorse, and four counts of Check Forgery- Offer/possess with intent to defraud, both with a maximum penalty of five years, $10,000, or both. Senne allegedly stole checks from a number of different people, and allegedly made false deposits into other’s accounts. Police allegedly found stolen checkbooks and stolen license plates in his home. Senne has three prior convictions for forg- FILLMORE COUNTY JOURNAL Page 21 Fillmore County District Court On November 16, 2012, Roger Curtis Rain, 68 of Lanesboro, appeared before Judge Robert Benson at the Fillmore County Courthouse. He was charged with Arson in the 1st DegreeDwelling, which has a maximum penalty of 20 years in jail, $20,000, or both. He was also charged with Arson in the 5th Degree- Sets fire to real or personal property. The charges stem from an incident on November 13, when the Preston and Lanesboro Fire Departments were called to the scene of a house fire at Rain’s home. Police found Rain at a nearby residence, and he allegedly admitted he started the fire. He was allegedly intoxicated at the time, and was taken to detox. Proceedings are suspended pending a psychological examination. Larry Mark Senne, 42 of ery. He was given $5,000 conditional bail and $15,000 unconditional, and his next court appearance is December 3, 2012. Michael James Blum, 26 of Rochester, also appeared before Judge Benson on November 19. He was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, which has a maximum penalty of one year in jail, $3,000, or both. The charges stem from an incident in which he was found alongside the highway with his car, which had run out of gas, and was allegedly intoxicated at the time. He posted $12,000 bond, and his next court appearance is December 31, 2012. Samuel A. Slabaugh, 19 of Lanesboro, was charged with Damage to Property in the 1st Degree after an incident in which an Amish man reported that his 1920 Milk Wagon was damaged, and there was a witness who saw it happen. Slabaugh was allegedly part of the group of people who did the damage to the wagon. He was released on $5,000 unconditional bail. His next court appearance is December 3, 2012. p o h S Stop & Community Events Chatfield, MN Your Community Bank for Generations We are proud to be a part of Chatfield and to have the privilege of providing you with the best in financial services. Stop in for friendly, personalized banking services. 18 SE 3rd St. • Chatfield 1-507-867-4120 • 1-888-766-8748 www.rrsbchatfield.com • PTSA meeting, 2nd Tuesday of month, 7pm, elementary school library. • Chatfield Brass Band Music Lending Library, open Mon - Wed. 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He stated that seeing so many people come to the benefit was “awesome.” The day of the benefit was “one of the best days of my life,” Joe stated. It was obvious how much Joe appreciated the events of the day and how much work people had done on his behalf. Vince Jeannette, who donated to the silent auction, said, “Joe is one heck of a guy.” Vince donated and attended the benefit because, “That’s just what you do,” he said. It was clear from the number of people who donated to, worked at, and attended the benefit for Joe Rodgers that he is surely no “ordinary Joe.” For those who were unable to attend the benefit for Joe Rodgers, but would like to help, there has been an account set up at Associated Bank of Lanesboro, Minn. The phone number for Associated Bank is (507) 467-2145. REFERENDUM Continued from Page 1 or not. The ballots must be back at the district office up to the day prior to the election to be counted as a valid vote. Ballots will be opened and verified, but not counted prior to the vote. Further press releases from the district on the referendum and voting will be coming. In other news, the district conducted a recount in the election of the fourth open board seat. First-time board member Taylor Peterson originally won the seat, but the margin of votes between Peterson and Len Strapp was less than 10 and Strapp requested the recount. The recount took place this past Tuesday, in Preston at the Commissioner’s Room of the courthouse. In a narrow result, with the recount yielding four more votes for both candidates, the seat was retained by Taylor Peterson, 918 to 910 votes for Len Strapp. The district has adopted a Bus Accident Communication Protocol in the wake of a rearend collision this past October. The straight-forward protocol calls for the bus driver to report Chatfield School Board hears 2x2 & 2x4 ads to run ONE TIME, the week 11/25/2012 goodbeginning news from audit report the accident and location, with the Director of Transportation notifying 911, the district, and Ready Bus Service headquarters. From there, the district will first contact the parents of any children needing transportation for medical attention. Next, the district will contact the parents of students on the bus affected, beginning with the parents of students not yet dropped off, by order of the bus route. Teachers will also be contacted, if warranted, and lastly a press release will be issued to local media. Superintendent Ehler stressed that safety and communication are the priority of the protocol. In such event as a future accident, the district and board believe its critical for parents not to rush to the scene, but rather allow the professionals to do their job safely, as well as to safeguard the students. It is already the policy of Ready Bus Service to not release any student at the scene of an accident, even to a parent or guardian. The next regularly scheduled school board meeting is Monday, December 17, at 5pm, in the high school biology room. Please note the time change. The public is encouraged to attend. Not your ordinary Joe By Barb Jeffers A large benefit was held on Saturday, November 17, 2012, for Joe Rodgers from Lanesboro, Minn. with many activities that occurred throughout the day to benefit Joe and his wife Sue. Joe, who was employed by the City of Lanesboro until his retirement last Spring, has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Large B Cell Lymphoma. His former co-workers and friends wanted to help Joe in any way they could so a benefit was held to help defray his expenses. The benefit was held at the Lanesboro Community Center with many people attending through the day to support Joe. A silent auction was held, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. with many individuals and businesses donating numerous items such as a nights stay at the Scandinavian Inn in Lanesboro, framed prints, gift baskets, and much more. Various foods and drinks were offered at the benefit for a free will donation which people enjoyed while chatting with other attendees. A bean bag toss competition was also held with many people playing. Bucky Rogers, who is a good friend of Joe’s, made lefse at the benefit and sold it to raise money for the cause. The proceeds from the Lanesboro American Legion fish fry that evening were also donated to Joe and his wife Sue. Joe enjoys playing the card game Huckley Buck, so a tournament was held during the benefit. 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In Superintendent Harris’s address to the board, he emphasized donations made to report from the elementary and the district from Irv and Betty By Mitchell Walbridge The Chatfield School Board high school. Principal Ihrke Timms of Stewartville, and met on Monday, November stated that the new reading a donation made in memory 19 with all members present program is working extremely of Bill Stokes who graduated at this regular monthly meet- well with 93 percent of stu- from Chatfield as part of the MONTH ing. In addition to those who dents in the elementary school class of 1961. For 12 Months Harris elaborated After Rebate normally report to the board, reading at or above their grade ENTERTAINMENT on the teacher Packageand principal auditor Alan Anderson was also levels. 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Co NTC at regular nv loca 507.765.4700 en tion tion ay nal Trout Center (NTC) provides hands-on activities to e public in awareness of the environment and coldery resources of the driftless region and the arts and ated to trout fishing. Students and groups meet at or the NTC where experienced instructors will lead of various durations. The NTC also offers seminars, and workshops on-site at the NTC or prearranged on at schools, community centers, or other public ites. The NTC provides retail merchandise related to on through website sales and in our gift shop. Appointments & scheduling WHO WE ARE w Broken Se the ntc Water d n A g Diggin Don’t Start Driftless Area Lines . . . Eliminate Broken Pipes st caused by and he Beion TInfiltrat the Family! inlines Jo sewer leaking To on Meet luti Sothe interact with families and way easy fast•SUPPORT sts er Please contact the NTC by telephone (507-765-4700) or email email@example.com to be added to the contact list. NTC hours of operation and program scheduling are also hosted on our website. The NTC will assist in finding lodging/camping accomodations for your group. The National Trout Cente r (NTC) provides hands-on activities to engage the public in awar Pleas s, teachers,e contact the NTC by telephone (507-765-470 of the envir parent s onme include team eness nt and Our 0) or email water fishe firstname.lastname@example.org coldry resou rces of the driftless regio g to be added to the conta business ionals, n and the care profess health arts es, craftscoach ct list. NTC and hours of operation and related to trout fishing. Students program scheduling are sorts. groupiasts enthus s meetof also hosted field sites and fitness and at all on our website. 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Can holiday sea nationaltroutcenter. for hours of operatio n and promotional events M the national trou t Center (NTC) provides handson activities to engage the public in awareness of the environment and cold-water fishery resources of the driftless region and the arts and craf ts relat to trout fishing. stud ed ents and groups meet ©explore Minnesota tourism at field sites or the ntC where experienced instr uctors will lead activities of various durations . the ntC also offers sem lectures, and work inars, shop prearranged on loca s on-site at the ntC or tion at schools, commun ity centers, or other public meeting sites. 31 March 2012 ECFE Easter Egg Christ Lutheran C 13 14 18 27-29 April 2012 United Methodist MN Trout Fishing Mystery Cave Op Bluff Country Stud November 27 & 28, 2012 May 2012 May-Oct. Preston Farmers 18,19,20 Preston Trout Da Sales, Car Show, Family Fun Activi Golf Tournament 26 South Forestville ©explore Minnesota June 2012 May-Oct. 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Preston Brochure 2012 22x17.indd 1 800.552.2512 www.barnresort.com • B&B Bowl ~ Vote d “Best Breakfast ” • Branding Iron Rest aurant ~ Voted “Bes • B&B Bowl ~ Voted212 “Best Breakfast” &55965 t Steaks” “Best Date spot” Saint Anthony Street South, Preston, MN • Branding Iron Restaurant ~ Voted “Best Steaks” • Jailhouse Inn ~ www.RootRiverVetCenter.com Vote d “Best B&B” & “Best Date spot” • Old Barn Resort (Rura l Preston) ~ Voted • Jailhouse Inn ~ Voted “Best B&B” & “Best Golfing” “Best Camping” • Old Barn Resort (Rural Preston) ~ Voted “Best Camping” • Forestville State Park (Rural Preston) & “Best Golfing” - 7~ miles from lanesboro, Mn - 35 miles from Decorah, ia Vote d “Bes t Hikin • Forestville State Park (Rural Preston) - 10 milestry from Harmony, Mng” - 60 miles from laCrosse, wi • Coun Trail s Inn Suite s~ Vote ~ Voted “Best Hiking” - 70 miles from albert lea, Mn - 35 miles from rochester,& Mn d “Bes t Lodg ing” • Country Trails Inn & Suites ~ Voted “Best Lodging” - 120 miles from Minneapolis/st. paul, Mn Preston is only … Preston is only … - 7 miles from lanes boro, Mn - 35 miles - 10 miles from Harmo from Decorah, ny, Mn - 60 miles from laCro ia - 35 miles from roche sse, wi ster, Mn - 70 miles from HoMe of tHe national trout Center albert lea, Mn - 120 miles from Minne apolis/st. paul, Mn HoMe of tHe nati Preston Brochure 2012 22x17.indd 1 Brochures • Inserts • Magazines • Rack Cards PEr FEC t g lo S SY Printing SolutionS www.perfectglossy.com 507.251.5297 Page 24 FILLMORE COUNTY JOURNAL Monday, November 26, 2012 Some people reach high and challenge themselves. When someone tells them no, they use it as a reason to prove that person wrong. Other people let their dreams scare them, or they don’t know where to begin. They let other people convince them that they will never make it. They accept defeat before they have even accepted the challenge. As a kid growing up, I was always told to “chase my dreams; the sky is the limit!” We all know how childhood dreams can sometimes be very far-fetched, but you don’t want to tell a young child that. I dreamed of a rich actress on Broadway or an Olympic gymnast. Some of those dreams now seem impossible or silly. My dreams have changed as I’ve gotten older, but people The Official Legal Newspaper for Fillmore County aren’t afraid to tell me how challenging they will be or that they won’t happen now. If we all have dreams, why do we put down the dreams of others? I do not mean to say that everyone is guilty of this, but I know that I am not innocent. I have had thoughts and probably even said things that led people to believe that I doubted them. If we make other people doubt their goals, how can we believe in our own? One of the best feelings is when you accomplish something you once thought was impossible. We can’t let others tell us what we can or cannot accomplish. This also means that we have to be supportive. We must believe and do whatever it takes if we are really serious about our dreams. Don’t take no for an answer! That is what I’m trying to remember as I begin to figure out my life after high school. My dreams still scare me sometimes, but as Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said, “If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.” With every challenge you face, you must keep aiming higher. I want to thank everyone who has taught me to never give up. I hope that you don’t give up either! As John Lennon once said, “I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us and the world will be as one.” Kristina Mengis is a student at Mabel-Canton High School. She is one of 8 area students participating in the Journal Writing Project, now in its fourteenth year. Journal Writing Project By Kristina Mengis What if our Founding Fathers had given up on their fight for freedom? People wouldn’t have come here in search of the “American dream.” What if Martin Luther King Jr. Kristina Mengis hadn’t spoken the words “I have a dream…” on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial? What if Henry Ford or the Wright Brothers would have given up on their dreams of innovating transportation? What if Michael Jordan had Dreamers stopped playing basketball after being cut from his high school team? All these people have one thing in common: a dream. Every successful person has started with a goal. Whatever someone’s dream may be, small or big, dreams and goals are what keep us motivated and make us strive to do better. We all have them. Maybe they are daily goals or ones that will take a lifetime to accomplish. Some people’s dreams change over time, and other people’s may stay the same as when they were a kid. They may range from curing cancer to playing on your favorite sports team. Kingsland School Board receives National Certification By Barb Jeffers Kingsland School Board held its regular school board meeting on Monday, November 19, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting was held in the Kingsland school cafeteria, as a larger crowd than normal was expected to attend. Following the regular meeting, a presentation was held on Project Lead The Way. All school board members were present as well as Superintendent McDonald. There were several special guests at the school board meeting including Representative Greg Davids and Senator Jeremy Miller. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, the board approved the consent agenda items including November 2012 bills, policy review, and policy adoption. A public thank you was given to IBM for a donation of three thousand dollars for the Robotics team competition. A second thank you was given to the VFW for a donation of two hundred dollars to be used for educational purposes as the district sees fit. Two representatives from the FFA gave the report for the group. The school board committees reported on their recent meetings. The second reading of job descriptions was approved. A request for maternity leave by a staff member was approved. The hiring of seven individuals was approved. Many individuals were on hand to celebrate the fact that WARM UP qwertyuioplkjhgfddsazxcvbnm Thor Misko, Vice President of Engagement of Project Lead the Way, presented Kingsland with one of three banners. Photo by Barb Jeffers Kingsland school district has ence and Engineering. The ing, and Biomedical Science. received national certification three areas are Gateway to Tech- Kingsland is the first school in in three different areas of Sci- nology, Pathway to EngineerSee KINGSLAND Page 26 & HURR Y! your home See the Beauty... Feel the Warmth... ...With a New Efﬁcient Fireplace! f SAVE MONEY d Don’t let Old Man Winter get the Best of You! f Need a quote on a project? • Open and Closed Cell Foam • New & Existing Structures • Insulsmart Injectable Foam Insulation • Batt & Blown Insulation Established 1998 as a full service insulation provider serving the tri-state area ATTENTION: Rebates and tax incentives are available 6894 10th Ave SW, Rochester, MN 507-696-7664 (cell) • 877-888-2780 507.289.7496 EnergyProductsAndDesign.com 497 37th St. NE Rochester, MN www.expertinsulation.com Page 26 FILLMORE COUNTY JOURNAL Monday, November 26, 2012 The FCJ reaches over 12,000 household each week. Continued from Page 24 KINGSLAND the state to be certified in three areas and the only school in the state to be certified in biomedical science. Superintendent McDonald stated that “all teachers have stepped up” and worked hard and added that they have “done a great job” with Project Lead The Way. Principal Hecimovich spoke next saying that he is extremely proud of everyone involved with Project Lead The Way. Hecimovich went on to say that he is “proud of the direction we have taken as a district.” Sue Kolling, of the Spring Valley Area Foundation, who was a driving force behind Project Lead The Way in Kingsland explained how students “receive national college credits right here at Kingsland,” she said. Kingsland is also bringing Mayo Clinic into the classroom by working with April Horne, Section Head of Mayo Clinic Engineering. Ms. Horne stated that Kingsland and Project Lead The Way are “transforming education.” Minnesota Project Lead The Way Director, James Mecklenburg, thanked teachers for the work they have done and stated that Project Lead The Way is “right for the students.” Another partnership is between Kingsland and Riverland Technical College which broadens benefits for students active in Project Lead The Way. Sonja McNamara, Project Lead The Way Director of School Engagement, addressed the audience and congratulated the students, staff, and community on their accomplishment. Project Lead The Way Vice-President of Engagement Thor Misko, said that what he has seen in Kingsland is “phenomenal” and added that “the work we are doing is imperative” to support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education. Superintendent McDonald concluded the certification presentation and announced that Principal Hecimovich would be giving tours of classrooms. The next meeting will be held on Monday, December 17, 2012, in the district conference room. Marine Credit Union has made its move By Barb Jeffers Marine Credit Union has relocated its Peterson Branch to Rushford, Minn. The new location was opened on Monday, November 12, 2012. Marine Credit Union is now located at 218 South Mill Street in Rushford. The new location offers more privacy for staff and customers with multiple offices and a larger, more convenient customer service area with separate teller windows. Deb Danielson, Member Service Representative, stated that the new office is “nice and spacious,” adding that having their own teller areas is a large improvement. When asked how she likes the new branch office, Deb stated “I love it.” Customers are enjoying the new space as well giving the credit union staff comments about how big the office is compared to the previous location. Many people have commented that the new space looks more like a bank than the location in Peterson did. The new location will help to make customer service more efficient and provide more privacy while doing business with Marine Credit Union. The President and CEO of Marine Credit Union is Shawn Hanson, and the manager of Marine Credit Union Rushford Branch is Ted Szymanski. Ted and his staff are committed to providing friendly, local service and will help you find the right mortgage, auto loan, personal loan, savings or checking services to meet customer’s needs. Marine Credit Union states, “In a time when many borrowers find themselves ineligible for financing, Marine is saying ‘yes’ to qualified borrowers and is committed to keeping the economy in our hometowns moving.” Marine Credit Union got its start in Peterson, Minn. following a merger with Peterson Federal Credit Union in 2005. Peterson Federal Credit Union began by a group of Lutheran Brotherhood members who were committed to serving the borrowing and savings needs of the community. This commitment is now carried on by Marine Credit Union, who remains dedicated to the local area by providing personalized, individual service with each and every transaction. The staff at Marine Credit Union in Rushford includes Manager Ted Szymanski, Deb Danielson, Beth Smith, Bruce Klein, and Nick Pronold. Marine Credit Union Rushford Branch hours are Monday and Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and Thursday and Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. An ATM is also available 24 hours a day. The website for Marine Credit Union is www.marinecu.com. The phone number for Marine Credit Union is (507) 8642999. FARM MACHINERY & MISC. EQUIP. AUCTION SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2012 10:00 A.M. Preston equiPment has your Green ride! 16” Bike Having sold their farm, Claude & Darlene will sell their personal property on their farm located 4 miles South of Utica on 33, then West 1/2 mile on Fremont Dr., then North on Worth Cemetery Road 1/4 mile. Preston equiPment Jct. 52 & 16, Preston, MN • Ph: 507-765-3803 • www.prestonequip.com TILLAGE TRACTORS MM 9’ Tandem Disc/Mulcher Ac 7030, Cab, Wide Frt, Like New Rear Int’l 11 Rubber, 3 PT. 4127 Hrs 55 Chisel Plow AC 7000, Wide Frt, 3 Pt. Auto Shift HAY EQUIPMENT MM GVI, Wide Frt, Dual Hydraulics NH 316 Kicker Baler MM UTS, Wide Frt, Motor Stuck NH 411 Discbine MM Z for Parts NH 5 Bar Hay Rake Ford 600, Wide Frt, Ran When parked 3) Flat Bed Wagon 20 Years ago DRYER JD 440 Ind. Backhoe w/Loader, Running 300 Bushel Air Flow Dryer condition MISC. EQUIPMENT GARDEN TRACTORS Gehl 120 Mixer Mill Yanmar 155 Diesel w/3 PT, Frt Wheel NI 3639 Manure Spreader w/hydraulic Gate Assist, 32” Tandem Disc. SS Duraline 15’ Bumper Hitch Livestock Trailer Deutz-Allis 5215 Diesel, Frt Wheel Assist MISC. EQUIPMENT w/Box Scraper 3 Pt HD Forklift COMBINE Kewanee 60’ Elevator w/Hopper Gleaner L2 w/6 Row Corn Head Woods 3 Pt 7’ Blade JD 653 Bean Head Bear Cat High Moisture Grinder, Silo Filler Pickup Attachment EZ Flow Gravity Box w/1072 EZ Trail Gear L2 Gleaner for Parts J&M 350 Bu Gravity Box & Gear JD 653 Bean Head for Parts Gravity Box w/Kewanee Gear COMBINE 12’x5’ Hog Mover Gleaner L2 w/6 Row Corn Head Tandem Wheel Skid Steer Trailer JD 653 Bean Head 5’3 Pt Mower Pickup Attachment New Priefert Head Gate/Chute, Manuel or Auto L2 Gleaner for Parts Upright air Pro 5 Hp Air Compressor JD 653 Bean Head for Parts NI 2 Row Pull Corn Picker/Sheller AUTO 4) Brooder House 1985 Olds 98, 4 door diesel Misc. Hog Feeders TILLAGE 20’ Lengths of 3/4” Galv. Pipe JD F1350-F1450 5 bottom 18’ adj. Misc. Tools 2 PT Plow 2) Electric Meat Saw JD 6 Bottom, 2 Pt Plow Misc. Household Items 181 MT 3 PT, 6 Row Rotary Hoe 2 Wagons of Smalls AC 3100 Disc 13’ Oliver Field Cultivator LUMBER Int’l Vibra Shank 18’, Wings Home Sawed Oak, Pine, Butternut, Most JD 3 Pt, 6 Row Cultivator w/Danish Tines 8’ Lengths To view pictures & listing go to www.auctionzip.com keywords ‘Boyum Auctions’. Any announcements made day of sale take precedence over any printed material. Not responsible for accidents. Claude & Darlene Patzner, Owners 28826 Worth Cemetery Road, Utica, MN Murt Boyum, Auctioneer Lic. #2312002 CLERK: BOYUM AUCTIONS 43991 Cty. Rd 10, Rushford, MN 507-273-6941 TERMS: Cash//Good Check LUNCH: Highland Prairie Church Ladies NOTE: Sale by order of Associated Bank for the liquidation of tools, equipment, & vehicles of Cargill Plumbing, Heating & A/C. Inspection from 1-5 Nov. 28th. Sale order starting with tools, approx 11:30 vehicles, then equipment. View more pictures online at www.ZenkeAuctionRealty.com VEHICLES: 2006 Chev 2500 cargo/service van, auto, 108k miles; 2005 Chev 1500, 4x2, reg cab; 2004 Ford E-350, 1-ton, cargo/hi-top van; 2004 Chev 2500, cargo/hi-top van, 141k miles; 2002 Chev 2500, cargo/service van, auto, 154k miles; 2000 Ford F-250, 4x4, ext cab, pickup, auto, w/snow plow. EQUIPMENT: Plasma cutter system w/Powermate 1000 unit; Lockformer cleat former; Lockformer residential notcher; Lockformer sheet metal shear, production table; Lockformer, 20-ga clip machine; Wysong power sheet metal edger; bending brake, model 8-16; sheet metal crimper; Jet Equipment, model HS-1652 sheet metal brake; Lockformer cheek bender; 5’ brake; model Duro Dyne spot welder; Miller MSW-41 port spot welder. TOOLS, MISC: (2) Ridgid UV leak detectors; Ridgid SS rheemer & pipe cutter; Ridgid 2.5”, 3”, 4”, crimp ring set; Pro Max amp probe model RG5410; Ridgid CT400 pro press system; Ridgid model 1822-I; Ridgid 300; Ridgid 700 w/dies; Ridgid see snake; Miller econo twin welder; Preso flow meter; T-drill w/bits; Thor heavy duty drill; Aire tool model 1752-R-90; (2) Milw 14” elec cutoff saws; Partner K2300 grinder; Fas Groov hand ductboard fabricator; power sewer snake; Bosch Annihilator cordless drill; Hilti TE75 hammer drill; Milw cordless sawzall; (2) Milw sawzalls; misc reciprocating saws; Sloan flush valve kit; Milw hand held band saw; Milw Dymo drill; TQ-TG3000 generator; approx 13 various size commercial step/extension ladders; Ryobi P530 cordless drill; (2) Belimo spring return actuators; Ridgid 848 alum pipe wrench; misc pipe wrenches; several ext cords; Fault Finder cleaner & penetrant; misc conduit benders; several elec motors; Allegro fan; several freon tanks; pallet jack; (2) Knaack 42 job chests; (1) larger Knaack job chest; (5) LP tanks; (2) appliance carts; (3) 2-wheel hand carts; 50-amp battery charger; (2) pickup toolboxes; ass’t caulk, nu-brite, nipples, fasteners; misc testers; many misc power tools; pallet jack; many furnace filters; misc sheet metal, pvc pipe, & copper; (9) fire extinguishers; Toro 2450 snow blower; many misc items. TERMS: 10% Buyers Fee. 5.5% Sales Tax. Cash or good check day of auction. Credit Card with 3.5% Convenience Fee. Announcements made day of auction take precedence over any printed matter. All equipment sold AS-IS, WHERE IS. REGISTERED WI AUCTIONEERS: Hoyt Zenke, #1313052; Andy Burke, #2603-052 CLERK: Zenke Auction & Realty, Inc., 11511 State Hwy. www.ZenkeAuctionRealty.com 44, Caledonia, MN PLUMBING HEATING EQUIPMENT AUCTION 1329 Interchange Place, La Crosse, WI (North Side) THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012 10:00 AM Call the FCJ at 507-765-2151 to advertise or offer news tips! Monday, November 26, 2012 financial and production benchmark information in the world Other useful items under the Center for Farm Financial Management site include The Ag Risk Education Library that organizes thousands of risk management materials which Jerrold Tesmer help producers and agricultural professionals quickly locate information, tools, and assistance on specific risk management topics; AgTransitions helps farmers and ranchers develop a plan to transition their business to the next generation; Grain Marketing where Ed Usset attempts to separate the wheat from the chaff in the often confusing world of grain marketing Value of Farm Land: Land Economics Web site at www.landeconomics.umn.edu This is a site is prepared by Steve Taff, University of Minnesota. Over the years, I have shared it with a number of realtors. The site includes Farmland sales, Timberland sales, Land values, soils data, RIM easements, CRP contracts, and Property tax assessments. I have also found three very useful publications from Iowa State University, “2012 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey”, “Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa – 2012,” and the “Livestock Enterprise Budgets for Iowa – 2012.” They can be accessed at: www.extension.iastate.edu/agdm. The final source I will mention FILLMORE COUNTY JOURNAL Page 27 Ag business management web sites Jerrold Tesmer Extension Educator Fillmore/Houston Counties While preparing for the recent Land Rent Workshops, I stumbled across a list of useful Ag Business Management websites that Regional Extension Educator Gary Hachfeld and I prepared many years ago. I checked out those sites to see if they were still working and added a couple that I make use of today. Anyone with internet access might find them useful. These sites are in no particular priority. A great place to start is the University of Minnesota Center for Farm Financial Management: www.cffm. umn.edu, at that site you can access FINBIN data. FINBIN is the largest and most accessible source of farm is the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). USDA, NASS has a wealth of data at www.nass.usda.gov or strictly Minnesota data www.nass. usda.gov/mn/ If you need assistance with accessing any of these sources contact me at email@example.com or Fillmore County 507-765-3896 or Houston County 507-725-5807 Absolute ReAl estAte Auction saturday, December 15tH, 2012 • 11am Hasselmann trust (seller) sale site: Preston Golf & country club 27486 state Hwy. 16 W. • Preston, Mn 40 acres Farmland (more or less) located in bristol township, section 8, Fillmore county, Mn sect-08 twp-101 Range 011, sW 1/4 se 1/4 **All Acres survey to Govern** Directions to Property: From south edge of Harmony, west 8 miles on county road 44 to 241st Ave, then 1 mile north to 140tH street, then 1/4 mile west. terms: 20% non-Refundable down payment day of auction. balance due at closing Dec. 27, 2012 or upon clear and marketable title. Matt Gehling, Auctioneer/broker 800.770.0347 firstname.lastname@example.org www.gehlingauction.com www.MattGehling.com Page 28 FILLMORE COUNTY JOURNAL Monday, November 26, 2012 The Official Legal Newspaper for Fillmore County CALENDAR OF EVENTS TUESDAY, NOV. 27 Spring Valley Community Blood Drive- Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2-7pm, 805 S Broadway. Knit it Together, 3:30-4:30pm, Preston Public Library. Knitting for all levels. For fundraiser info, call 507-867-3583.* Bluff Country Toastmasters meet, 5:30pm, Spring Valley Public Library.* AA Meeting, 7pm, Faith United Methodist Church, Spring Valley. “Living in the Solution.” Newcomers welcome.* Adult Children Anonymous (formerly known as Adult Children of Alcoholics) meeting, 7pm. Call Deb 507-765-5336 for info.* Chatfield AA meets, 7:30pm in the Pio neer Presbyterian Church, 206 Fillmore St., Chatfield.* AA Closed Meeting, 8pm, Presbyterian Church, Mill St, Rushford.* WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28 Spring Valley Area Foodshelf, 2-5pm. 1300 West Tracy Rd. Spring Valley.* THURSDAY, NOV. 29 Free Senior Coffee, 9am, Heritage Grove, Harmony.* Story Hour- Harmony Public Library, 11am. No school, no story hour.* Canton Senior Citizens meet at 1pm for cards and visiting, Canton Community Center.* No December meeting for the Heimbygda Sons of Norway. Members are invited to the Commonweal Theater for the play. See Lynn for tickets. FRIDAY, NOV. 30 Spring Valley Area Foodshelf, Senior Citizens Day, 9am-10am. 1300 West Tracy Rd. Spring Valley, MN.* Chatfield NA meeting, 7:30pm, Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 206 Fillmore St. Chatfield.* Harmony AA Group- Harmony Community Center, 8pm, For more info call 612-251-3822 or 507-272-2191* SATURDAY, DEC. 1 Lanesboro AA Group, 8:00pm, Bethlehem Lutheran Church. For more info, call 507-251-1771 or 765-2518.* SUNDAY, DEC. 2 Cowboy Church Service- Cherry Grove United Methodist Church, 6pm. Located 12 miles SE of Spring Valley, one block east of County Road 5, or call church at 507-937-3177 for directions. NA Meeting, 7:00pm, United Methodist Church, downstairs, Preston. Call Jay for info 507-3996089. * Fountain AA Group closed meeting, 7:30pm. Fountain Lutheran Church, south Main St. and Highway 52.* MONDAY, DEC. 3 Community Coffee, 9am, Park Lane Estates, Preston.* VFW Burger Nite: 5-8pm, Spring Valley VFW TOPS (take off pounds sensibly) Meeting, Spring Valley Care Center Activity Room. Weigh-in from 5:45-6 p.m. Meeting from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Questions contact Judy at 507-346-2469.* NA Meeting, 7:00pm, United Methodist Church, downstairs, Preston. Call Jay for info 507-3996089. * A Great Read! This week’s Sudoku puzzle answers are located on page 31. Think and act at the same time, because when you place a classified ad in the Fillmore County Journal, you’ll also get a FREE listing in our classified ads online!! locally globally Place your ad online. Pay for your ad online. Sit back & wait for calls. Go to www.fillmorecountyjournal.com The Official Legal Newspaper for Fillmore County Monday, November 26, 2012 FILLMORE COUNTY JOURNAL Page 29 Classifieds FOR SALE EXMARK ZERO TURN MOWERS Jonsered Chainsaws, Grass N Brush trimmers plus blowers. Repair, Service & Sales at South Branch Outdoor Equipment, Preston, MN. 507-765-4979. s9/26tfn- o DON’T PAY HIGH heating bills. Eliminate them with an OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACE from Central Boiler. Theobald Heating Solutions 507-533-4523. swk4tfno Call 507-765-2151 or 800-599-0481 (in 507 area code) FAX 507-765-2468 or e-mail: email@example.com FOR SALE FOR SALE: Classic antique cast iron radiators from the original Park Hotel in Preston, MN. Many sizes and colors. Excellent condition. Would be perfect for restoration of an older home. Priced from $200 to $500 depending on which size. Call Jason at 507-251-5297. s6tfn- x FOR SALE: High back wall-mount white porcelain bathroom sinks from original Park Hotel in Preston, MN. Excellent condition. Perfect for restoration of older home. Priced at $150 per sink. Call Jason at 507-251-5297. s6tfn- x FOR SALE: Internet-ready, eMac computers, 1ghz, 80gb, 512mb RAM, InDesign Master Suite Collection software. All products for media desktop publishing included. Asking $249 or best offer. Call Jason at 507-251-5297. s6tfn- x NOTICES RITCHIE BROS. UNRESERVED Agricultural equipment auctions. Kansas City (Dec 7), Chicago (Dec 12), Minneapolis (Dec 14), St. Louis (Dec 20). Featuring a large selection of late model farm equipment. Inspect in person or online. Call 855/331-5732 or visit rbauction.com MCAN DISH NETWORK Starting at $19.99/ month Plus 30 Premium Movie Channels Free for 3 Months! Save! & Ask About same day installation! Call – 866/7855167 MCAN CANADA DRUG CENTER is your choice for safe and affordable medications. Our licensed Canadian mail order pharmacy will provide you with savings of up to 90 percent on all your medication needs. Call today 866/927-9566 for $25.00 off your first prescription and free shipping. MCAN EVER CONSIDER A REVERSE MORTGAGE? At least 62 years old? Stay in your home & increase cash flow! Safe & effective! Call now for your free DVD! Call now 888/610-4971 MCAN FOR RENT Nice 2BR apt. in Preston, $350/mo + util. Scott 765-3600. r8tfn- o Large lot in New Horizon Trailer Park in Preston. Available Immediately. 7652131 or 1-800-770-0347. r10/5tfn- o Need to store snowmobiles, a classic car, or a boat? Do you need storage while in the process of moving? Space is available for rent in a building located in Preston. Call 507-251-5297. r28tfn- x FOR RENT: 3 bedroom house with 2 bath in the country. 507-259-6961. r29tfn- o HARMONY - HARMONY MANOR: Rent 30% of Income! 1 & 2 bedroom apartments now available for seniors 62+ or disabled. New Siding and windows. On site laundry, large community room for family gatherings. Call ROSIE (507)886-2137. Equal Housing Opportunity. r5,12,19,26- o SPRING GROVE - SPRING GROVE MANOR: Rent 30% of Income! 1 bedroom apartments now available for seniors 62+ or disabled. New Siding and windows. On site laundry, large community room for family gatherings. (507)498-5780. Equal Housing Opportunity. r5,12,19.26- o FOR RENT FOR RENT: Preston. 2 BR apt, stove, refridge, A/C, laundry hookups. NSNP. 507-467-2941. r12tfn- o NEWLY REMODELED 2 BR, 1.5 bath, furnished house with jacuzzi tub, all appliances including washing machine and dryer. Hardwood floors, lots of closet space with wrap-around porch. Located 2 blocks from downtown Lanesboro. Off-street parking. No pets, no smoking. References. $450 +utilities. 507-313-9527. r26,3- o HOUSE FOR RENT in Rushford. 2 BR. Call 507-273-9235. r26,3- o START AFFORDING YOUR RENT! Rent based on income in Mabel, Harmony, Lanesboro & Ostrander. Immediate openings! FREE applications & tours! Family & senior rentals. 800-676-6505 www.lifestyleinc.net tdd 507-451-0704 Equal Housing Opportunity. r26,3,10,10- o FOR RENT: 1 BR house in Harmony. Central air, washer & dryer, new kitchen. Deposit required. Available Dec. 1st. 507450-2129. r19- o EZ-GO & Yamaha GOlf Carts SaleS & Service New & USed Ivan Vreeman harmony, mn 507-273-6928 www.valleyfeatherlite.com Rochester, MN 866-657-4910 103 20th St. NE, Stewartville, MN ~ Just off Hwy 63 NEw FeatHerlite trailerS iN Stock: New Rebates! • 4 Horse LQ's • 2013 Car Bumper Pull • 500 Gallon Fuel Trailer • 20' Wood Floor Stock • 7' x 20' Stock • 16' Bumper Stock • 16' Goose Neck Stock • 7' x 24' Stock • Custom Options Available USEd FeatHerlite trailerS: • '01 24'sold Stock • '08 7'x20' Stock • '09 7'x24' Stock USEd EqUipMENt: • Bobcat T180 sold • JD 4520 • JD 325 • Bobcat 873 sold • JD 7630 w/Loader MFWD • Bobcat S185 Cab • Bobcat T200 • JD 4610 w/Cab & Loader • Bobcat S250 • NH TC 40 w/loader WORD GETS AROUND WHEN YOU ADVERTISE IN THE JOURNAL. LAKEWOOD SENIOR HOuSINg, 420 Bench St. Chatfield. Easy living...no yard work, no shoveling! For those who are 62 and older, handicapped/disabled. 1-bedroom apts. Heat paid. On-site laundry. Rent based on income. Off-street parking. Call (507) 867-4791. Scenic View TownhomeS • Spacious 2 & 3 bedrooms • Attached garages included • Beautiful area • Starting at $505 Income restrictions apply. 507-864-7880 • Rushford, MN www.paramark.us 1-800-599-0481 in 507 area code www.fillmorecountyjournal.com baSEmENT WaTERpROOfINg We fix Wet Basements! Professional service Guide Specializing in Roofing • Remodel • New Home Construction • Siding • Replacement Windows • Concrete Sidewalks • Flat Pours Licensed & Insured #20450126 plUmbINg Dave’s Plumbing & Heating, Air Conditioning Appliance Sales & Service • New & Used Spring Valley & Preston • Bus. 765-2173 or 346-7879 New Construction & Remodeling• In-Floor Heat • Drain Cleaning Mention this Ad and Receive $100 off Basement Waterproofing System Free Estimates • 507-259-7776 • www.AllStarBasements.com Call Dave or Dempsey • Cell: 507-259-4238 or 507-259-4239 servicemaster of chatfield Professional Cleaning ~ Carpet, Furniture, Floors, Furnace Duct Cleaning, Fire & Water Damage, Janitorial Service. ClEaNINg Lic.# 20638833 The clean you expect Jeff Hebl, owner The service you deserve 507-467-4798 • Lanesboro, MN CONSTRUCTION MELDAHL CONSTRUCTION INC. PETERSON, MN 55962 • 507-875-2496 CONSTRUCTION SERVICES: Grain Bin ConstruCtion & Tear Down , Millwright, Grain Legs, Auger, and Conveyor Construction, Concrete Construction. We Carry • Dryers • Grain Bins for Drying & Storage -Fans -Heaters -Roof Vents -Floors (And More!) Certified Professional Installer • Workmanship Guaranteed • Competitive Pricing Bonded, Insured and Licensed. Call now for Free Estimate • 507-251-9220 • New Roof • Reshingle • Flat Roofs • Steel Shingles • Lawn Care • Snow Removal • Storm Damage • Gutter Cleaning • Chimney Flashings • 24 Hr. Res/Comm. Leak Repair • New Construction • Remodeling • Insured • Free Estimates • Licensed 507-743-8325 SEE uS FoR aLL youR HEatINg & CooLINg NEEdS Randy Newman - 507-421-2536 - geoSystems 507-493-5282 • Free Estimates PLuMBiNg, HeatiNg & CooLiNg, LLC NewMaN Plumbing & Heating lic. #008399pJ lic. #008744pJ • Insured • Septic systems • New Construction • Remodeling lic. #7046 ElECTRICal J.W. ElEctric • CommerCial • trenChing Joel Walbridge Fountain, mn Let Me “PLug” you Into A better DeAL Dave Swenson Don Tollefsrud Matt Swenson (507) 268-4367 Cell (507) 273-0829 • residential • Farm pROpaNE gaS KRuegel gaS SeRvice ProPane service installation delivery SERVING SOUTHERN MN SINCE 1954 1-800-464-6121 30 Ton, 136 ft Boom Truck Service plUmbINg the First Bin DesiGneD For the 21st Century www.duanegilbertsonconstruction.com • Custom Cabinets • Remodeling • Roofing • gaRages • siding • sheds & moRe • gRaniCRete CounteR tops H:507-268-4949 C:507-272-3624 • New Homes • Remodeling • Air Conditioning Al lArson & sons Plumbing & Heating Calls welcomed any time! SaTEllITE SERVICES Craig Stortz #PL07718 Serving the Tri-State area Residential & Commercial Accounts for Direct TV & Dishnet. Cable - Phone - internet - Wiring Canton, MN Toll Free 866-862-5397 Bus 507-743-8486 Cell 507-259-1454 Stortz Satellite Power Limited Licensed Nick Stortz #PL07719 507-765-2405 308 St. Anthony St., Preston • Furnace • Drain Cleaning and Cabinetry Fountain, MN Lic# BC474301 BRUMM’S PLUMBING & HEATING, LLc Taylor ouTdoor Wood SToveS ~ radianT Floor HeaTing a-Maize-ing HeaT Corn FurnaCeS & BoilerS ~ gaS FurnaCeS & BoilerS air CondiTioning ~ SepTiC SySTeMS ~ neW ConSTruCTion ~ reModeling Free eSTiMaTeS ~ inSured Tony Brumm • Mabel, MN 55954 Phone: (507)493-5507 • Cell:507-251-9212 CONSTRUCTION HungeRHolt caRpentRy for all your building and remodeling needs. Many Years of Experience • Marty HungerHolt, 507-467-2203 • randy HarMon, 507-467-2410 • ricHard nepstad, 507-765-3621 Mn contractors lic. #20382343 To adverTise your business Call 507-765-2151 • 1-800-599-0481 or email ads@fillmorecounTyjournal.com This space is available for your business! Page 30 FILLMORE COUNTY JOURNAL Monday, November 26, 2012 Share your thoughts at www.fillmorecountyjournal.com EMPLOYMENT ON THE CRUNCHY SIDE in Harmony is hiring bartenders & wait staff, all shifts, ask for Lisa. Also hiring cooks & kitchen staff, all shifts, ask for Miles. Apply in person - fun place to work!! 507-886-5560. h1tfn- o THE FALCON FIRE Junior Olympic Volleyball team is in need of coaches this season. If interested stop down to Preston Floral and talk to Denise Case. h12tfn- o BARTENDING SHIFTS available. Experience preferred but will train. Monday days, Tuesday nights, every other Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights. Please contact Deanna at Bent Wrench 507-2684922. h12,19,26,3- o EMPLOYMENT NOW HIRING: Companies desperately need employees to assemble products at home. No selling, any hours. $500.00 weekly potential. Info. 1-985-646-1700 DEPT. MN-485. h19,26,3- x ACCEPTING RESUMES from individuals interested in working full or part-tme with people in the community who have a mental illness. Looking for all levels of education/experience. Resume: P.O. Box 536, Austin, MN 55912. h19,26,3- x DRIVER $0.03 enhanced quarterly bonus. Get paid for any portion you qualify for: safety production, MPG, CDL-A, 3 months current OTR exp. 800/414-9569. www.driveknight.com MCAN EMPLOYMENT FULL-TIME CUSTODIAN needed at Fillmore Central Schools at the Harmony site. Application available online at www. fillmorecentral.k12.mn.us or any school office. Send completed application to: Brett Bushman, Buildings and Grounds Supervisor, Fillmore Central Schools, PO Box 50, Preston, MN 55965. Position open until filled. h26,3- o EMPLOYMENT HELP WANTED: Part-time book keeper/ office person. Data entry, computer skills necessary. Apply in person or send resume to Root River Ag Service, PO Box 113, Lanesboro, MN. h26- o RESIDENTIAL SUPPORT Staff - Looking for someone that is willing to work on-call/ part-time, experience a plus. Call 507765-3837 or stop in for an application at Traditions of Preston. h26- o EMPLOYMENT SPRING VALLEY SENIOR LIVING is currently looking for a part-time RN/ LPN as .6-.7 FTE for evening shift. Every other weekend worked required. We offer competitive wages plus shift and weekend wage differentials. If interested please send application or resume to Spring Valley Senior Living, Attn: Human Resources, 800 Memorial Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975, or email firstname.lastname@example.org EOE. h26o HELP WANTED: Morning milking position on dairy farm near Fountain. 507-2728390. h26,3,10,17- x WANTED COMPANY DRIVERS & owner operators, have lease purchase programs. Also wanted brokerage dispatcher. Please call J-Mar Enterprises, Inc. Gene Peterson 701/277-0039 MCAN HELP WANTED Harmony Community HealthCare Nursing Assistant - Part Time LPN/RN - Every Other Weekend Harmony Community Healthcare offers: Competive wages, Flexible schedule. Shift differentials & Training. For more information contact: Ruth McGarvey, RN, DON email@example.com 507.886.6544 ext. 104 Whether you’re in need of a babysitter or an efficient office manager, you can find the help you deserve by advertising in the Fillmore County Journal Classifieds. And when you’re in search of a better position, our listings can make short work of the situation. GET THE JOB DONE Call 507.765.2151 • Fax 507.765.2468 has current openings for experienced, mature and caring individuals Good Shepherd Lutheran ServiceS Textile Care Services seeks the following: • Delivery Driver: 4am-12:30pm; 12:30pm-8:30pm Nursing Assitant Full-Time or Part-Time Evening Shift • Cart Handler: 2pm-10:30pm 4pm-11pm Nurse Part-Time Night Shift • Convenient and close to home and school www.fillmorecountyjournal.com • Quality and caring staff, loving residents, rewarding work • Child care on-site with employee discount • Flexible scheduling, shift differential, no mandatory over-time or shift rotation www.fillmorecountyjournal.com • Wages based on education and experience • On-site Fitness Center • Checker: (check out linen) (part-time or full-time): • Feeder/Folder:(folding linen) 4:30am-1pm; 1pm-9:30pm; 507-765-2151 Call it in! 800-599-0481 2pm-10:30pm Apply online or in person: http://jobs.interstatehotels.com/ 225 Woodlake Dr SE, Call it in! Rochester, MN 55904 (507 area code) 800-599-0481 507-252-7500 or 1-800-422-0945 EOE NatioN’s leadiNg trailer maNufacturer seekiNg assemBlers & Welders. Work for the Official Trailer of NASCAR® and IndyCar! Featherlite, located in Cresco, Iowa, seeks job applicants for assembler and welder positions. Featherlite is the nation’s top brand for horse, livestock, car and recreational/utility trailers, as well as large custom semi specialty trailers and professional race car transporters. For more information contact www.fillmorecountyjournal.com Kelly at GSLS PO Box 747, Rushford, MN or call 507/864-7714. Or visit our website at www.goodshep-rushford.org to fill out an application. www.fillmorecountyjournal.com www.fillmorecountyjournal.com Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider Good Shepherd Lutheran Services Creative Christian Living and Human Service FAX it in! 507-765-2468 REAL ESTATE Darr realty lIStINGS! New Listing! Printed with Soy ink 108 E Jessie, Rushford - www.fillmorecountyjournal.com REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail it in! New Listing! 103 S Prairie, AssEMBLERs NEEdEd We offer an exciting opportunity to work alongside some of the most committed and driven people in the industry, building the industry’s top products. As an Assembler you will assemble products by interpreting print packets and bills of materials. To qualify you must be able to accurately measure components and assemblies, utilize a variety of hand, power and air tools and perform high quality work that our customers expect. • • • • REAP THE REwARds NEED TO THANK SOMEONE? Great starter home, Many Rushford - or 800Call the Journal at 507-765-2151 updates, new windows on main 599-0481 (507 area code) we’ll Newerand home on take your message over the level, flooring, kitchen, furnace, large lot,phone. finished up water heater, updated elect., and down, roughed PRINTED WITH SOY INK roof & c/a. Det. 2 car gar. Close in bath in basement & egress win, 2 BR, 1 BA. Close to the bike trail to the bike trail. $97,900 and downtown. $99,900 . • • • • • • wELdERs NEEdEd This is an exciting career opportunity for entry level and experienced welders in the area of aluminum and/or steel component fabrication. Candidates will apply proper welding techniques to create aluminum and steel piecework and subassemblies, and read and interpret print packets and work orders for assigned jobs. Competitive Hourly Wages Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance Life and Disability Insurance Flex Spending/125 Plan for Medical and Child Care Reimbursement 401(k) Retirement Plan Vacation Time Personal Time Off Paid Holidays Health Club Discount Prescription Safety Eyeglasses Program Printed on recycled paper Secluded country setting ranch w/master suite, sunroom on approx..2 1/2 acres w/frplc., vaulted ceilings w/ for gardening or horses. open floorplan, central vac, in ground CALL sprinklers, picturesque views, THE JOURNAL to sell your Incl extra a 60'x 28' pole blg/shop & 1 smaller blg. Plenty of wildlife. 3 BR new roof, 3 heat sources, $249,900. stuff! 507-765-2151 or 800-599-0481. 1 BA $129,900 REDUCE • REUSE • RECYCLE Wow! 3BR, 2 BA walkout ranch CALL THE JOURNAL to sell your old finished up and down w/4 car vehicle! 507-765-2151 or 800-599-0481 gar. Vaulted ceilings w/2 in the 507 area code tosided list your vehicle. gas or wood fireplace. You’ll All line ads are seen on our website love it. $149,900 www.fillmorecountyjournal.com . 44959 Plummer St., PRINTED ON Rushford - You’ll love this one! Newer 4 RECYCLED BR 3 BA walkout PAPER REDUCE • REUSE Bridge Creek Drive, Rushford RECYCLE New Listing! 22887 156 Park St. Peterson - 109 Mill St. Peterson - Price reduced: 2 story home on a huge corner lot with 3 BR, 2 baths,mnfl. laund.& large 2+ car att. gar. Open stair case, updated electrical and windows, $74,900 121 N Elm, Rushford - Classic home w/ hardwood floors, open staircase; new roof, windows, completely remodeled kitchen, large garage & added storage. Fenced ❋❊❉❆❋❉ yard, 3 br, 2✽ ba,❆ $120,000 611 Grove St. E, Rushford - Charming 2 620 Harrison St., Lewiston - ✽❋❉❆ ❁✿❁ Earn up to $0.70 more per hour for coming to work on time or doing your job safely! ✿ ❁with ✿updated ❁ ✿ bath, ❁✿ bedroom, 2 bath home newer roof, maintenance free; all appliances stay. So affordable - move right in! $98,000 New listing: So well cared for. Updated bath on every level; mnfl. BR; newer windows, roof, boiler, flooring. Open floor plan with hardwood floors. 3 BR, 3 BA $119,900 100 N Money Creek St. Rushford - MORE . PAGE . We only produce high quality products. If you are a high quality individual, please apply at our Cresco facility at 816 7th St. West, between the hours of 7:00 am and 4:30 pm or online at our website www.fthr.com/jobs. Also, you can call us at 563-547-4725 and we will be happy to mail you an application. Featherlite, Inc. requires pre-employment background and drug screen. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, strongly encouraging diversity within our workplace. APPLy Now! 400 S Broadway, Spring Valley - 3 BR, 1 Fillmore County Journal BA home on corner lot : Updated kitchen FREE to over 10,000 households. and newer furnace; property being sold “as • 800-599-0481 Lot - 44536 Oakview Loop, 507-765-2151 Rushford Advertising works is”; Motivated seller so make an offer. 4 AC Lot Beautiful views in this quiet bluff valley subdivision. All 507-765-2151 blacktop and a community well. Surveyed and ready to go! $39,900 Build your dream home on 17.5 AC - with spring fed stream for horses, South of Rushford on HWY 43. $89,900 Commercial lot in Rushford, MN - 1/2 acre lot zoned commercial adjacent to Minnesota State Bike Trail. $49,900 IT PAYS TO ADVERTISE in 507 area code 800-599-0481 1-800-852-0010 Need to thank someone? Call us. 507-765-2151 Beautiful home with new carpet, freshly painted, updated baths, heated garage with 3rd stall for lawn equipment, large main floor laundry, plenty of storage updated baths on both levels. $126,500 → Jeff Darr Cell # 715-495-6948 Jeff@darrauctions.com 1x column fill 1 Rodney Darr Cell # 507-951-3843 email@example.com 507-765-2151 • 800-599-0481 www.darrrealty.com Rushford, MN The Official Legal Newspaper for Fillmore County Monday, November 26, 2012 FILLMORE COUNTY JOURNAL Page 31 GARAGE SALES FLEA MARKET: Rochester Mayo Civic Center, Sunday December 9, 2012. 10am-4pm. Antiques, collectibles, jewelry, new, old. Admission $2, tables $15. Phone 641-832-2700 or 507-269-1473. g19,26,3- o oTo Visit oVisited REAL ESTATE FOR SALE: 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in the country with heated shop. 507-259-6961. e30tfn- o FOR SALE: New 4 bedroom 3 bath, 3 car garage. Fountain. 507-259-6961. e29tfn- o NEWER HOUSE & POLE BARN, 101 acres 74 cropland/CRP two 45 acre building eligibilities, ponds, woods. MLS 4041200 WI-MN Real Estate 608-385-8080. e26- o All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians; pregnant women or people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-6699777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. REAL ESTATE Richard Milne Real Estate, LLC bath. Country living chalet type feeling with the soaring to ceiling wood burning brick fireplace in the open and inviting living room. Oversized 2 car heated and insulated garage. Great views from inside and from the deck. New furnace. $179,000 MLS#4038709 Preston - Picturesque, approximately 900 ft of Root River frontage, 4 bed, 2 bath, 27 aceres, sportsman’s paradise with many updates. Proposed bike trail runs next to property. 36 x 56 pole shed for all your toys. $279,000 MLS#4020938 & Associates Preston Great-3 bedroom, 2 full REAL ESTATE Home 507-765-2172 Cell: 507-951-3672 Fax: 507-765-5308 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org daVid Milne 507-696-6730 BRokeR, GRi, aBR RichaRd Milne This week’s Sudoku puzzle is located on page 28. For more inFormation go to www.semnrealtors.org WANTED Wanted: Cars, trucks, buses, and semi trailers, running or not. Serving SE MN and northern IA. Luke Junge, Preston, MN. Call 507-259-4556. w30tfn- o REAL ESTATE Randy Barnes 507-251-3271 Price Reduced!! $189,900 Call Brent Kimmerle at 507.450.2363 for private showing! 609 Hanover Ct., Rushford, MN • 2,823 sq. ft. • 2 car att. garage • 4 bedrooms • Granite countertops • Open floor plan • 3 baths AlwAys CAll RAndy BARnes 410 N. Main, Harmony, MN • (Across from Kwik Trip) REAL ESTATE PRICe RedUCed-HARmony 3 Bedroom, Nice Neighborhood. $69,000. Call Randy Barnes for Details, 507-251-3271. email@example.com MLS 4040924 715 North Broadway (Home Federal Bldg.), Spring Valley, MN Email - firstname.lastname@example.org www.brendasheldon.com 74709 ST. HWY 16, GRAND MEADoW $279,000 Awesome property on a small 2.5 acre parcel on black top road. The house was built in 1991 and has over 3,200 sq ft! Many extras and updates including oversized 3 car garage that is completely finished with poly floor & heated, new kitchen countertops, 24x36 storage shed, diving pool, finished lower level with "hidden" doors leading to storage area. Newer neutral carpet, ceramic tile and hardwood floors. This property is in mint, turn key condition and ready to move in to. Brenda Sheldon, ABR, GRI (507) 346-2060 Cell: 507-951-2071 Toll-Free: 888-835-8141 10894 ST. HWY 16, SPRING VAllEY $198,500 10245 ST. HWY 16, SPRING VAllEY $239,000 IN THE lAST 18 MoNTHS oVER 85 lISTINGS AND SAlES. WITH MUlTIPlE lISTING SERVICES, I AM YoUR loCAl CoNNECTIoN To THE RoCHESTER AREA AND SURRoUNDING CoMMUNITIES. I AlSo SHoW All MlS lISTINGS. CAll oN ME FoR All YoUR REAl ESTATE NEEDS! 15646 160TH ST. SPRING VAllEY $249,900 Great hobby farm all set up for horses on 30.41 acres in SE MN. Spacious home with spring fed creek and panoramic views of the countryside. The 2 car tuck under garage is insulated and has a heated workshop. 36x48 shed used for horses plus an open shelter in pasture area. The home is spacious with up to 6 bdrms, 3 baths and finished lower level walk out. Over 3,000 sq ft of living space! Great opportunity to own a 10 acre parcel of country property! The home has been newly renovated with new kitchen w/hickory cabinets, new appliances, pantry, all new flooring, new sheet rock & knockdown ceilings, 3 bdms, 2 baths, perm siding, new furnace, hot water heater & updated electrical. 3 car detached garage and other outbuildings excellent for storage. Pasture, wooded & cropland. d sol 11214 160TH ST. oSTRANDER $520,000 80 acres near Ostrander. 52 acres coming out of CPR fall of 2012. Estimated tillable acreage is 63 acres with conversion of the pasture acres to the east of the site. The building site is estimated at 3 acres with 8 acres woods and old gravel pit to the south of the site. New planting of evergreen trees on south line. Good soils, Racine, Ostrander silt loams, Floyd & Clyde silty clay loams. The property - including house, well & septic are being sold “AS IS” . This is an estate sale If you are looking for over 12 acres of land on a hard surface road...look no further! This home has been renovated and remodeled - updated and new kitchen, main floor master bedroom with master bath, hardwood floors, family room with fireplace, loft area, mud room/laundry area on main floor, 2 porches, 30x36 w/heated work shop & 2 10’x8’ doors, 50x36 pole barn & other small buildings & lean to for storage of firewood. The land consists of grassland that has been chemical free over 20 years, groves of mature trees and numerous perennial gardens. The property has been professionally landscaped with walk way paths leading to house and garage. Website: www.toddhadoff.com E-mail: email@example.com Todd Hadoff The leader In The Real Cell 507-259-5454 I Show All MlS lIStIngS 22 YEARS ExPERIENCE SERVING RoCHESTER AND SE MN COMMERCiAL FARMS & ACREAgE Saturday, Dec. 1ST • Noon-1:30pm Open House! $254,900 Estate Industry! $77,500 $389,900 2103 MARgARET ST. ChATFiELd 630 MAin ST. ChATFiELd Wood Floors • 2 enclosed porches • 2 Baths Steel Siding • New Roof • All new sheet rocked walls • Main floor laundry $117,500 14 WinOnA ST ChATFiELd CoMMERCIAl BUIlDING - WYkoFF Completely renovated building that is ideal for any type of restaurant, catering or other business opportunity. The lower level is finished for additional space. $199,900 NEW lISTING - CoMMERCIAl BUIlDING lANESBoRo Great opportunity to own large commercial building in a high traffic area. Potential business could be retail, restaurant/ bar, convenience store/grocery, crafts or many other uses. Can be divided off. Apartment above for rental or personal use. $89,900 2.8 acres • Private setting • Steel Siding 3-car Heated Garage • 2 Fireplaces • W/O • Patio Abundance Of Wildlife • Wood Floors • Main Floor Laundry/Mudroom • Open Floor Plan Ranch Home • New Roof • New Windows Wood Floors • Remodeled bath • Gas Fireplace 3-season porch $109,900 Chatfield - Fingerson & Donahoe - 1st Subdivison - Lots Starting At - $29,900 $99,900 322 PROSPECT ST. ChATFiELd 3 Bedroom Ranch • 2 Baths 3 Season Porch • 2 Car Garage Main Floor Laundry 312 BEnCh ST. SW ChATFiELd 310 MAPLE ST. LAnESBORO $234,900 $81,500 19405 ST. hWy 80 WykOFF 707 ROChELLE AvE. S LAnESBORO $159,900 LOTS FOR SALE 2 acres • 3 bedrooms on main floor • 2 baths 24x24 family room w/maple ceilings • Wood Floors Gas fireplace • Vinyl siding • 2 car att. garage • 30x32 shed w/ heated shop Edge of town • Overlooks city 13947 117 ST. SE ChATFiELd 3+ Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Gas Fireplace 2 Car Garage • New Roof • Vinyl Siding 3 Bedroom on main floor • Wheel Chair Assess. In-Floor Heat in House & Garage •3 Baths Main Floor Laundry • Fireplace $119,900 SOLD! 4 + acres • 4 bedrooms on main floor Main floor laundry • Large deck • 720 Sq. Ft. Garage Large Ranch • Enclosed Breezeway $149,900 $179,900 2 Story • 3+ Bedrooms • Porch 2 Full Baths • Main Floor Laundry • 2 Car Garage $45,000 1376 LOnE STOnE CT. ChATFiELd 513 SPRing AvE PRESTOn 605 1/2 CALhOun AvE. LAnESBORO $335,000 135 SALEM PT. dR. SW ROChESTER 1/2 Acre Lot • Open floor plan • Pantry 3 bedrooms • 2 baths • Fireplace • Patio Large deck with built in benches • Steel Siding • 2 car garage • Large family room Knotty Pine Throughout • 2 Car Garage Main Floor Laundry • Enclosed Porch 3 Bedroom • 2 full baths • Walk-out insulated garage • Living room • Dining room • Family Room 11687 dEER ROAd MABEL Cabin on 16 acres • Knotty Pine • Steel siding New well & septic • Covered porch In-floor heat • Loft area • Laundry Townhouse • 4 Season Porch • Patio • 3 Baths Fireplace • 3 Bedrooms • Main Floor Living Page 32 FILLMORE COUNTY JOURNAL Monday, November 26, 2012 Call the FCJ at 507-765-2151 to advertise or offer news tips! Roxanne Johnson, Broker, ABR, CRS, GRI RoxanneJohnson@remax.net Cell: 507-458-6110 Redu 210 Center St. W HArmony, mn 25 Center St. W, Harmony, MN 55939 www.SEMNrealestate.com • firstname.lastname@example.org Toll Free: 888-839-2142 Select Properties ® Kelsey Fischer Licensed Assistant Office 507-886-4221 Traditional brink home. Original oak hardwood floors & woodwork on the main floor. Walk in pantry, plus built-in, and open staircase. 1 car detached garage. $59,900/$252.36 PI/M* ced! Lovely turn of the century home. 9 ft ceilings, pillars, decorative moldings, hardwood floors, & original cabinetry detail. Eat in kitchen, plus a large dining room. 3 season porch. $94,900/$399.82 PI/M* 312 Preston St nW PrESton, mn Surprisingly spacious 4 bedrooms, 2 ½ bath home. Updates include siding, windows, furnace, central air. New 784 sq ft 2 car heated garage $85,000/$358.11 PI/M* 401 north St nW PrESton, mn 45742 Cty 29, mABEL, mn Quality built ranch home on 11.4 acres offers the serenity of a picture perfect setting overlooking a trout stream. Geothermal heat, Custom Amish cabinets, floors, and millwork. Professionally landscaped & cedar fencing. $259,900/$1094.97 PI/M* Scenic location on edge of town w/ countryside views! 3 bedroom, 3 bath home, master en suite, finished basement, 3 car attached. PLUS 812 sq ft det heated garage/shop with ¾ bath. $269,900/$1137.10 PI/M* 420 Parkside Dr, PrESton, mn 109 Spruce St, FoUntAIn, mn Fantastic newer home, main level newly painted, recent landscaping. 4 bedroom, 3 bath, Vaulted ceiling, CA, open floor plan, LL finished family area, office, & more, 2 car att, deck, backs up to park & trail $195,000/$821.54 PI/M* 355 3rd Ave SE, HArmony, mn Everything is ready! One level home w/ corner lot! 2 bedroom, 2 bath, kitchen open to dining, breakfast bar, att 2 car garage. $104,900/$441.95 PI/M* 285 niagara Ct, HArmony, mn Great backyard with no backyard neighbor! 3 Bedroom, 2 bath. Updates include shingles, siding, windows & patio door , LL offers great storage & room to expand. Att garage. $78,000/$328.61 PI/M* 120 4th St SW, HArmony, mn 3 bedroom ranch home on quiet street, open living & dining, access to back yard from kitchen. LL rec and storage area & 1 car det garage. $78,000/$328.61 PI/M* 340 A 5th Ave SE, HArmony, mn Comfort by Design this 2 bedroom, 2 bath townhome offers open living dining area, ample storage, att garage , patio, appliances. $123,000/$518.20 PI/M* 340 B 5th Ave SE, HArmony, mn Relax & Enjoy! 2 bedroom, 2 baths, townhome. Great layout with generous sized rooms. Attached garage, CA, patio appliances. $123,000/$518.20 PI/M* A must see! 3 bedroom ranch home. Eat in kitchen w/ newer counter tops, center island & pantry. Updated windows, siding & shingles. Lower level family room, bedroom, 3/4 bath & office. $103,900/$437.73 PI/M* 401 County rd 8, FoUntAIn, mn New 330 main Ave S, HArmony, mn Listi Ng! 210 Park St. PEtErSon, mn Move in ready! Well kept 3 bedroom, 1 ¾ bath, updated kitchen, finished family room on lower level, 2 car garage. 1 block to trail. $109,900/$463.01 PI/M* Spacious 3 bedroom, 1 3/4 bath home with an updated galley kitchen open to family room, and a nice wooded backyard. Large family room addition with fireplace. Basement features a rec or hobby area. $110,000/$463.43 PI/M* 405 Spring St. nW, PrESton, mn 235 1st Ave nE HArmony, mn House & Shop! Spacious 4 bedroom, 1 ½ bath 1 ½ story home, nice layout, fireplace, det. garage plus bonus shop and storage! $76,500/$322.29 PI/M* Pretty & Practical! Nicely updated 2 bedroom home, new kitchen with solid surface counter tops, updated bath, oak panel doors, CA, deck, 2 car det garage. $61,500/$259.10 PI/M* 38608 Cty 24, CAnton, mn Charming well cared for house in the village of Lenora. Rural setting, newer garage with attached greenhouse. Heated Amish build summer kitchen. Additional lot available. $74,900/$315.55 PI/M* Jewel road PrESton, mn Super location just north of Preston, a few building options. Approx 15 acres of crop land, deer and turkey, and not far to trout fishing and the Root River Trail System. 41.3 acres, mixture of woods and crop land. $190,000 212th St PrESton, mn One of the best trophy deer hunting parcels in Fillmore County! 100 acres of woods, meadows and a creek bottom provide excellent deer and turkey hunting. 25 tillable acres in alfalfa/clover. Adjoins Forestville State Park. $315,000 XXX County 30 HArmony, mn Buildable Wooded Scenic location in SE MN, near the Upper Iowa River. Wooded parcel offers a beautiful spot to build or a super camping & hunting spot with lots of deer and turkey in the area. $164,080 3rd Ave SE, Harmony Investment opportunity! 6 lots offered at a reduced price of $8,500 each. Walk outs possible on select lots, no assessments. XXX Cty 24, Canton Wooded lot, zoned agricultural, buildable for storage shed or barn. Located on black top road on edge of Lenora. Church Hill School Condos 450 2nd St SE, HArmony, mn Church Hill School Condos 30 3rd Ave nW, HArmony, mn You won’t believe the space in this 2 bedroom home. Beautiful oak hardwoods, updated windows, & shingles, private covered patio and large det garage $68,000/$286.48 PI/M* Great location on quiet tree lined street this 3 bedroom home. Open front covered porch. Hardwood flrs. under carpet. Main floor bedroom, 1/2 bath, and laundry with roomy kitchen. Full bath & 2 bedrooms up. Det garage. No back yard neighbors.$52,000/$219.07 PI/M* A unique opportunity & great location, 2 finished unit, purchase together or separate, garage option, rent to own option, North Unit $110,000/$463.43 PI/M*; South Unit $125,000/$526.63 PI/M* A unique opportunity & great location, 1 finished unit on first floor, 1,106 sq ft with garage $150,000, 1 unfinished unit on top floor with panoramic view 1,478 sq ft with garage $150,000. *monthly Principle and Interest Payment Based on a 5% down/30 year amortization/3.4% APr. Loan Guidelines subject to vary per qualifications. other loans may be applicable for 0% or 3.5% down payment. SoLD - 32776 136th St. Harmony SoLD - 19731 Aurora rd. mabel SoLD - XXX Drake rd. Lanesboro PEnDInG - 10252 351st Ave Canton PEnDInG - 16108 305th Ave Harmony PEnDInG - 15523 Cty 9 Hwy Preston PEnDInG - 18245 160th St Cherry Grove Saturday Open Houses SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1ST 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM COMPLETELY REMODELED RANCH SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1ST 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM OPEN LAYOUT & UPDATED RAMBLER REDUCED 10K 2+ COMMERCIAL LOTS UNIQUE LAYOUT CHARACTER GALORE - SUPERIOR MAINTAINED NEW LISTING NEW PRICE $59,900 • 4 Bedrooms • 0.40 ac • 135’ of Highway 52 frontage • Nice View of Mill Creek Park • 2 Car Garage $119,900 • 3+ Bedrooms on same level • 2 Baths • 2 Car garage • Numerous updates • Move-in cond. $121,900 • 3 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Original woodwork • Leaded windows • Paneled doors • Hardwood floors • 2 Enclosed porches • Numerous improvements SPRAWLING WALKOUT RANCH 105 MAIN ST NORTH, CHATFIELD #4041374 521 MAIN ST S, CHATFIELD #4027871 315 BENCH ST SW, CHATFIELD #4030895 TIM DANIELSON $139,900 • 4 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • 2,496 sq. ft. • New windows, roof, vinyl siding, driveway • Tons of hardwood & ceramic tile floors • Finished LL • Gas stove • Deck • Patio $139,900 • 3 Main floor bedrooms • 2 Baths • 2 Car Garage • Main floor Laundry • Great room w/gas fireplace • Formal Dining • Updated Kitchen & Bath • New roof • flooring • vinyl siding • central air unit DARLING CAPE COD 901 WINONA ST SE, CHATFIELD #4039253 213 DIVISION ST NE, CHATFIELD #4039553 ELCOR Realty Co. LOTS FOR SALE CHATFIELD – Fingerson & Donahoe First Subd. Covenant controlled neighborhood with lg cul-de-sac, walk-out lots w/private backyards. Lots starting at $29,900. NEW PRICING AND ADDITIONAL LOTS AVAILABLE! FOUNTAIN - Two outlots for the price of one! Large level lot (132’ x 300’) on the corner of dead end street in an established neighborhood. $19,900 #4037960 LANESBORO – 1.43 acre building site within city limits. Great views, walkout, city utilities, protective convenants apply. $44,900 #4031256 RACINE – Lyman’s Second Subdivision. Located in newer development on cul-de-sac street with city utilities, choice of builder and covenant controlled. Hurry only 3 lots available. Prices starting at $19,900. WYKOFF/FILLMORE AREA – 2 approximately 25 acre rural building sites with spectacular views and CRP. #4040787 & #4040788 priced at $149,900/each. E-mail: email@example.com www.timdanielson.com 272 Main St. North Chatfield MN 55923 Phone: 867-9100 Cell: 259-9110 MULTI-LEVEL IN PREFERRED NEIGHBORHOOD! AMAZING SPACE & WOODWORK NEW LISTING REDUCED UPDATED & WELL KEPT RANCH $154,900 • 3 Bedrooms plus den • 2 Baths • 2 Car garage • Exceptional layout • .47 acre lot • Patio • Quality windows • Maintenance free exterior • Backyard has no neighbors and is very private 502 MARGARET ST NE, CHATFIELD #4040682 $224,900 • 6 Bedroom • 3 Bath • 2 lots • 4,966 sq. ft. • Pocket doors • Crown moldings • 2 staircases • Leaded windows • Built-ins • Butler pantry • Finished walk-up attic • Sauna • 2 car garage $299,900 • 4 Bedrooms • 5 baths • Brick exterior • Main floor living • 3’ doors • 9’ Ceilings • 4,784 sq. ft. • 1.3 acre lot • Private Drive • LL previously used as mother-in-law residence 327 BENCH ST SW, CHATFIELD 1300 CONWAY LANE SE, CHATFIELD #4037085 #4040927 $149,500 • 3 Bedrms • Den • 2 Baths • Fireplace • Workshop • Open floor plan • Great Room • 2508 sq. ft. • Newer furnace & central air • Finished LL $149,900 • 4 Bedrooms • 2 baths • 2 Car garage • Hardwood floors • Open Staircase • Sunroom • Remodeled 2nd floor • Steel Siding • New roof • Fenced backyard 243 HARDWOOD AVE NE, CHATFIELD #4037918 615 FILLMORE ST SE, CHATFIELD #4039978 PEACE & QUIET AWAIT YOU! INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY - DUPLEX VERY RUSTIC WITH OPEN LAYOUT CHEAPER THAN RENT NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES +/- 5 ACRES $129,900 #4040771 $59,900 • 2-2 Bedroom Units • Numerous updates • Live on main floor and renter make payment • Great Location across from School • Easy convert back to 4 bed, 2 bath, single family home $159,900 • 2 Bedroom • 2 Bath • Wood/vaulted ceilings • 3 Car garage • No backyard neighbors • 3 Bedroom • Main floor living • Deck • 2 car garage • Maintenance free exterior • New roof & windows • Just move-in 315 SILVER ST N, WYKOFF $69,900 #4040531 135 GOLD ST SOUTH, WYKOFF $109,000 • 4 Bedrooms • 3 Bath • 2 Car garage • New roof • Updated throughout • Original • Gorgeous French Second Empire cottage #4029728 • 3 Bedroom • 2 Bath • Manufactured home • 30’x40’ Shop with 32’ pole shed attached • Storage shed • Good well & septic 16985 ORIOLE ROAD, WYKOFF 601 CHATFIELD AVE NW, PRESTON #4040978 414 COTTAGE GROVE AVE, PRESTON #4025648 COMMERCIAL 117 FILLMORE ST W, PRESTON $75,000 #4041489 GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! CLEAN & ENERGY EFFICIENT NO WORK NEEDED! UP TO 65 ACRES AVAILABLE $16,500 • 1 Bedroom • Cheaper than renting • Currently rented • Conveniently located • Sold in the “AS-IS” condition • Updated Commercial building • Professional office space or retail • 2 bedroom apt (425/month), 1 bedroom apt. ($300/month) • Great location across from courthouse NEW LISTING 121 WASHINGTON AVE SE, EYOTA #4040621 $109,900 • 3 Bedroom • 2 bath • Fully furnished • Totally remodeled from the studs in 1992 • Oversized 2 car garage (24’x34’) • Main floor living • Move-in-condition $119,900 • 3 Bedroom • Main floor laundry • Level corner lot • New windows, roof, siding, boiler, water heater • Recently updated kithcen & bath, deck • Patio SOLD • 3 Bedroom • 2 Bath • Gas Fireplace • Great Location • 2 Bedroom plus den • 2 Baths • 2 Car garage • 3 Bedroom • 384 sq. ft. Garage SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 514 BENCH ST SW, CHATFIELD 255 1ST AVE NE, HARMONY • 4 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Main floor laundry 724 WINONA ST SE, CHATFIELD • 2 Bedroom • Erect wall for 3 • 3 Bath • Wet bar rd • 4 Bedroom • 2 Bath • Open layout • 3 Finished levels WYKOFF/FILLMORE AREA – +/- 15 acres recreational parcel with 1900’ of Bear Creak frontage and 6 acres CRP. great fish- 604 MARGARET ST NE, CHATFIELD • 3 Bedroom • 2 Bath • Walkout • Fireplace 605 MARGARET ST NE, CHATFIELD SOLD SOLD 1314 LONE STONE CT SE, CHATFIELD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD 301 PLEASANT ST NE, PRESTON • 4 Bedroom • 2 Bath • Main floor laundry • 2 Bedroom • Quality Built in 2006 • Steel Siding 1364 LONE STONE CT SE, CHATFIELD 205 MAIN ST, FOUNTAIN #4040527 101 PLEASANT ST EAST, LANESBORO #4034548 10 ACRES $399,900 #4036698 208 ST. PAUL STREET SW, PRESTON $27,000 • Professional office space or retail • Display window • hardwood floors • ½ Bath • 1 Bedroom apartment on second floor #4037339 • 3 Bedroom • 3 Bath ranch built in 2001 • Heated shop w/bath • 2 pole sheds • 2 Cattle sheds • Calf shed • Just off the blacktop • 15 min to Rochester • Additional Land Available 7189 90TH ST SE, STEWARTVILLE 212 MAIN ST S, CHATFIELD $64,900 #4027142 • Updated main floor w/1,320 sq ft & bath • 2-1 Bedroom apartment’s w/separated utilities TOWNHOMES ESTABLISHED AUTOMOTIVE BUSINESS 410 BURR OAK AVE NE, CHATFIELD • 4 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Main floor living, 1103 WINONA ST SE, CHATFIELD www.timdanielson.com For more information on these listings and others visit... CHATFIELD ORCHARD RIDGE LOTS –BANK OWNED Townhome lots with private backyards (4 walkout, 2 level). This upscale neighborhood is on a paved dead end road with city utilities. Only $20,000/each. $335,000 105 MAIN ST S, CHATFIELD #4039977 • Great Opportunity to be your own Boss! • Turn Key, Call for details! Share your thoughts at www.fillmorecountyjournal.com Monday, November 26, 2012 FILLMORE COUNTY JOURNAL Page 33 Thurs. Nov. 29 - 10am - Plumbing heating equipment auction. Selling vehicles, equipment, tools, and more! Sale site at 1329 Interchange Place, La Crosse, WI. For more information contact Zenke Auction at 507.895.2090 or online at www. zenkeauctionrealty.com. Listing in the Journal. Sat., Dec. 1 - 10am - Selling tractors, Garden tractors, Combines, Auto, Tillage, Hay equipment, Dryer, and Misc. equipment. Sale site 28826 Worth Cemetery Rd. Utica, MN. For more information contact Boyum Auctions at 507.273.6941 or online at www.auctionzip.com. Listing in the Journal. Sat., Dec. 8 - 1:30pm - Land Auction 197+/- Acres. Auction located at Mabel, MN American Legion. For more information contact Grover Auction online at www.groverauctions.com Listing in the Journal. Sat., Dec. 15 - 11am - Absolute Real Estate Auction. Hasselmann Trust. Held at Preston Golf & Country Club 27486 St. Hwy. 16 W. Preston, MN. For more information contact Gehling Auction at 1-800-770-0347 or online at www.gehlingauction.com. Listing in the Journal. To list your Auction 507-765-2151 AUCTION CALENDAR Main Ave. Harmony you See he at t es vi Mo 507.886.7469 Tickets ~ $5 Adult • $4 Kids & Seniors Fri. Nov. 30.......................7:30pm Sat. Dec. 1.......................7:30pm SuN. Dec. 2.......................7:30pm THEATRE JEM Cal lt Ver o ify Mov ie PUBLIC NOTICES notice of mortgage foreclosure sale THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. DATE: October 29, 2012 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described Mortgage: INFORMATION REGARDING MORTGAGE TO BE FORECLOSED 1. Date of Mortgage: June 27, 2008 2. Mortgagors: Kimberly K. Brunsvold 3. Mortgagees: Jennings State Bank 4. Recording Information: Recorded on July 1, 2008, as Document Number 365787, in the Office of the County Recorder of Fillmore County, Minnesota 5. Assignments of Mortgage, if any: Assigned to Central Bank, a Minnesota banking corporation by written assignment recorded on August 23, 2010, as Document Number 379931, in the recording office stated in paragraph 4. I N F O R M AT I O N REGARDING MORTGAGED PREMISES 6. Tax parcel identification number of the mortgaged premises: 15-0604-000 7. Legal description of the mortgaged premises: Lot 7, Block 2, Lutes Scrabeck First Addition to the City of Harmony, Fillmore County, Minnesota. Check here if all or part of the described real property is Registered (Torrens) 8. The physical street address, city, and zip code of the mortgaged premises: 820 3rd Avenue Southeast, Harmony, Minnesota 55939. other foreclosure data 9. The person holding the Mortgage: [check one] is a transaction agent, as defined by Minn. Stat. 58.02, subd. 30. The name(s) of the transaction agent, residential mortgage servicer, and the lender or broker, as defined in Minn. Stat. 58.02, is/are […]. The transaction agent’s mortgage identification number, if stated on the Mortgage, is […]. is not a transaction agent, as defined by Minn. Stat. 58.02, subd. 30. The name of the residential mortgage servicer and the lender or broker, as defined in Minn. Stat. 58.02, is Central Bank. 10. If stated on the Mortgage, the name of the mortgage originator, as defined in Minn. Stat. 58.02, is Jennings State Bank. INFORMATION REGARDING Foreclosure 11. The requisites of Minn. Stat. 580.02 have been satisfied. 12. The original principal amount secured by the Mortgage was $ 25,275.14. 13. At the date of this notice the amount due on the Mortgage, including taxes, if any, paid by the holder of the Mortgage, is: $7,726.65. 14. Pursuant to the power of sale in the Mortgage, the Mortgage will be foreclosed, and the mortgaged premises will be sold by the Sheriff of Fillmore County, Minnesota, at public auction on January 3, 2013, 10:00 a.m., at Fillmore County Courthouse, Main Lobby, 101 Fillmore Street, Preston, MN 55965-1080. 15. The time allowed by law for redemption by Mortgagor or Mortgagor’s personal representatives or assigns is 6 months after the date of sale. 16. Minn. Stat. 580.04(b) provides, “If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, the notice must also specify the date on or before which the mortgagor must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property redeemed under section 580.23.” If this statute applies, the time to vacate the property is N/A. THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PUBLIC NOTICES PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. Name and address of Attorney for Mortgagee or Mortgage Assignee: Joseph M. Paiement 221 East Myrtle Street Stillwater, MN 55082 Name of Mortgagee or Mortgage Assignee: Central Bank Publish 5,12,19,26,3,10 notice of time change The Fountain Township Board will conduct regular monthly meetings on the first Thursday of each month at the Fountain Fire Hall. Meetings for the months of December, 2012 through March, 2013 will begin at 7:00 p.m. Dan Graskamp, Clerk Publish 19,26 notice of mortgage foreclosure sale Date: November 5, 2012 YOU ARE NOTIFIED THAT: 1. Default has occurred in the conditions of the Mortgage dated March 21, 2007 executed by Allyn R. Earles and Robyn Earles, husband and wife, as Mortgagors, to Wells Fargo Financial Wisconsin, Inc., as Mortgagee, and filed for record on March 28, 2007 as Document No. 357855, and assigned to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., pursuant to a Corporate Assignment of Mortgage, dated April 5, 2012, recorded on April 16, 2012 as Document Number 388304, in the Office of the County Recorder of Fillmore County, Minnesota. The land described in the Mortgage is not registered land. 2. The original principal amount secured by the Mortgage was $102,006.67. 3. No action or proceeding at law is now pending to recover the debt secured by the Mortgage, or any part thereof. 4. No mortgagor has been released from financial obligation on the mortgage. 5. The holder of the Mortgage has complied with all conditions precedent to acceleration of the debt secured by the Mortgage and foreclosure of the Mortgage, and all notice and other requirements of applicable statutes. 6. At the date of this notice the amount due on the Mortgage, and taxes, if any, paid by the holder of the Mortgage is $140,897.12. 7. Pursuant to the power of sale in the Mortgage, the Mortgage will be foreclosed, and the land described as follows: Legal Description: Outlot 4 in the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (SW ¼ SW ¼) of Section 11, Township 101 North of Range 10, in the City of Harmony, except the North 75 feet thereof, and except the East 87 ½ feet thereof and except that part of Outlot 4 shown as parcel 204B on Minnesota Department of Transportation Right of Way Plat Numbered 23-48 as the same is on file and of record in the office of the County Recorder in and for Fillmore County will be sold by the Sheriff of Fillmore County, Minnesota, at public auction on January 10, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the main lobby of the Fillmore County Courthouse, 101 Fillmore Street, Preston, Minnesota. 8. The mortgagor must vacate the property on or before 11:59 p.m. July 10, 2013, if the mortgage is not reinstated under Minn. Stat. Sec. 580.30, the property is not redeemed under Minn. Stat. Sec. 580.23, or the redemption period is not reduced under section 582.032. 9. The time allowed by law for redemption by Mortgagors or Mortgagors’ personal representatives or assigns is 6 months after the date of sale. 10. THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. 11. THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PUBLIC NOTICES Foreclosure Data required by Minn. Stat. Sec. 580.025 1. Property Address: 510 Main Avenue North, Harmony, Minnesota 55939 2. Transaction Agent: Not Applicable 3. Name of Mortgage Originator (Lender): Wells Fargo Financial Wisconsin, Inc.; assigned to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A 4. Residential Servicer: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A 5. Tax Parcel Identification Number: 15-0016-000 6. Transaction Agent’s Mortgage ID Number: Not Applicable Wells Fargo Bank, National Association Attorneys for Mortgagee James T. Keig STEPHENSON, SANFORD & THONE, P.L.C. Suite 220, 1905 East Wayzata Boulevard Wayzata, MN 55391 (952) 404-2100 15-0447 Publish 12,19,26,3,10,17 notice The Fillmore County Board of Commissioners adopted an amendment to the Fillmore County Wind Energy Conversion Systems Ordinance on October 2, 2012 pertaining to MicroWECS and the Zoning Districts where such Towers are allowed. The Wind Energy Conversion Systems Ordinance can be viewed in its entirety at www. co.fillmore.mn.us. Chris Graves Fillmore County Zoning Administrator Publish 12,19,26 STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF FILLMORE IN DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE COURT DIVISION Court File No. 23-PR-12-792 In Re: Estate of Elsie M. Bessingpas, also knows as Elsie Bessingpas Decedent NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS AND CREDITORS Notice is given that Informal probate of the Decedent’s will dated May 7, 1991, and Codicil dated June 14, 2011, has been filed with the registrar. The application has been granted. Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed Darlene J. Vrieze, whose address is 540 N Broadway, Spring Valley, MN 55975, as Personal Representative of the estate of the above decedent. Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative, and the personal representative is empowered to fully administer the estate, including, after 30 days from the date of the issuance of her letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease or distribute real estate, unless objections thereto are filed with the Court (pursuant to Section 524.3-607) and the Court otherwise orders. Notice is further given that all creditors having claims against the said estate are required to present the same to said personal representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this notice or said claims will be barred. Dated: November 7, 2012 /s/ James D. Attwood Registrar JAMES D. ATTWOOD Court Administrator ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE David A. Joerg, P.A. David A. Joerg; MN #300238 Dwight D. Luhmann, MN#300238 PO Box 257, Preston MN 55965 Telephone: 507-765-3862 Fax no: 507-765-3863 Publish 12,19,26 notice to residents of carimona township The December meeting of the Board will be held on Tuesday December 4, 2012, at 7pm at David Mensink’s. The regular monthly meetings will now be held on the first Monday of each month beginning in January at 7pm until further notice. Linda Marzolf Carimona Township Clerk Publish 26,3 Run Time: 1 Hr. 37 Min. PG Bring your own bucket for popcorn EvEryday & save! www.jemmovies.com www.facebook.com/JemTheatre THANK YOU THANK YOU to all who remembered us on our 50th wedding anniversary. It was wonderful to see and hear from so many of our friends and families. A very special thank you to our children and their families for planning and giving the party. It was a wonderful time for us to remember our special day. May God bless each of you as He has blessed us. Paul & Jacque Eastwold t26- x ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ HOW DOES A PERSON thank so many caring people that come together for someone they know. Sue and I don’t know how to express the overwhelming reality of the feeling of so many friends and family. We are so blessed. Our personal thank you to so many people. God Bless, Joe & Sue t26- x ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ WE WISH TO THANK all those who remembered us with cards and gifts for our 60th anniversary. A very special thanks to our children, Dwight and Luanne, Dawn and Jim, and all grandchildren for all they did to make this time so memoralbe. Thanks again. Norrin & Phyllis Storelee t26- x ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ������ �������� �������������� To subscribe to the Fillmore County Journal, just fill out and mail this form along with a $55.00 check or money order to: Fillmore County Journal, PO Box 496, Preston, MN 55965. Local Features Government News Columnists And More! Name: Address: OR simply go to www.fillmorecountyjournal.com, click on subscriptions. You can order the paper and pay for it on our secure site. Just $1.06 per issue That’s only $55 for one full year. A Great Read! P: 507.765.2151 • 1.800.599.0481 (in 507 area) F: 507.765.2468 • E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.fillmorecountyjournal.com Page 34 FILLMORE COUNTY JOURNAL Monday, November 26, 2012 The FCJ reaches over 12,000 household each week. SERVICES TRANSMISSION REBUILDING: Foreign and domestic, auto & light truck. 12 month 12,000 mile warranty. Call for prices. Brown’s Tire, Battery, & Transmission. Rushford 507-864-2969 or 1-888-864-7049. v20tfn- o Norby Tree Service: Stump grinding, tree trimming and removal. Call Dave Norby at 507-259-3118. v8/2tfn- o DROP OFF YOUR carbine and steel sawblades to be sharpened at Slim’s Woodshed. Will also do joiner and planer blades. 160 1st St. NW, Harmony, MN. 507-886-3114. v19,26- o SERVICES REBUILD ALTERNATORS AND starters for auto, truck, and farm implements. Same day service. Hi-Tech Rebuilders, Rushford. 507-864-7440 or 507-459-1504. v11/26-1/14- o AUTOS AUTOS 2004 Chevy Impala SS, black, V6 Supercharged 3.8L engine, All the bells and whistles -- Moon Roof, Spoiler, PW, PL, Automatic, XM Radio, OnStar, Leather, Dual Power Seats, Heated Seats, AM/FM Radio, Cassette, Multi-disc CD Player, Bose Sound System. 142,000 miles, and in great shape. $6,500 or best offer. Call 507-251-5297. a3tfn- x 1976 CJ7 JEEP FOR SALE. Jeep has original seat and interior. 304 engine, fiberglass body, hardtop and doors. Asking price $4,000. Call Jamie at 507-259-2771 for questions. a22tfn- x AUTOS FOR SALE: 2007 Ford Ranger XLT Super Cab 4x4, V6 engine, 5 spd, automatic, o/o trans. 40,100 actual miles. Phone 507-7652211. a26- x CASH FOR CARS: All cars/trucks wanted. Running or not! Top dollar paid. We come to you! Any make/model. Call for instant offer: 800/871-9145 MCAN DONATE YOUR CAR Truck or Boat to heritage for the blind. Free 3 day vacation, tax deductible, free towing, all paperwork taken care of 888/485-0398 MCAN BR WN TIRE, BATTERY & TRANSMISSION Hwy. 16 & 43, RUSHFORD, MN 507-864-2969 • 1-888-864-7049 YOUR COMPLETE FULL SERVICE SHOP • Auto, Truck & Farm Tires ER • Computerized Alignment P O CO • Custom Exhaust S TIRE • Full Brake Service • Full Line of Auto Repairs • Transmission Repairs MIAH’S WELDING SHA PAIR AND DES RE Custom Hay Mowing, Raking & Baling Shamiah Womeldorf, Rural Lanesboro ALSO IGN 507-951-1698 Isn’t it about time for a new car? Find a new vehicle in the Journal Classifieds! schroeder drywall Randy Haakenson • Commercial • Residential • Agricultural 326 Parkside Dr. SE Res 507-765-2297 Preston, MN 55965 Cell 507-251-5535 Drywall Hanging • Taping • Texturing Rusty Schroeder “Free estimates” 507-765-3648 ReSidential - CommeRCial FARM UTILITY VEHICLES: John Deere 850D 4WD, 175hrs, $10,250.00; Yamaha Rhino 660 4WD, 230hrs, $6,3250.00; Steiner Cab 2WD, $3,000.00. SKIDLOADERS: Gehl 3410 Diesel, $5,250.00; Case 85XT, $14,650.00; Bobcat 873, New Motor, $19,500.00. TRACTORS: Ford 4400, gas loader, $6,750.00; IH 706 C/H Gas $6,900.00. Call for Appt & Info. JEFF NIELSEN SALES. Buy-Sell-Trade. Eberhardt Str., Albert Lea, MN. H- 507377-1137, C-507-383-7012, www.jeffnielsensales.com; Email: email@example.com. Looking to buy anything you want to sell. Cash in on what you’re not using. Trucking Service: Call Jeff will your haul. Call any day but Sunday. f12,19,26- x ATTENTION LANDOWNERS! Looking to rent hunting land in 2013. You set price and conditions. I cover the landowner with insurance. Will pay a premium for good deer hunting. Call Pat: 952-492-5540 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org f11/192/4- o Sell your vehicle in the Journal Classifieds P: 507.765.2151 • F: 507.765.2468 E: email@example.com Classifieds: $8.50 for 15 words or less per week. 10¢ for each additional word. make arrangements now for your lawn care TNT Lawn Service 11753 State Hwy 43, Mabel, MN 55954 Craig Henry Shop 507.493.5399 • Mobile 507.450.5573 www.hsmotors.com • Mowing • Stump Grinding • Fall Clean-Up • Snow Plowing • Ice Management • Aerating • Power Brooming • Insured • Light Backhoe Work Call: 507-268-4977 or Cellphone: 507-429-6755 CALL FOR ALL YOUR REPAIR NEEDS! H&s Motors (2) 2012 Chevy Impala LS, 4 dr, 26,000 Miles, Rear Spoiler, Factory Warranty, “Great Gas Mileage”....................NOW ONLY $14,995 2012 Chevy Malibu LS, 4 dr, 16,000 Miles, Factory Warranty, “Great Gas Mileage”.................................................NOW ONLY $15,495 2011 Chevy Impala LT, 4 dr, 31,000 Miles, Factory Warranty, Local Trade Remote Start, “Great Gas Mileage”..........................NOW ONLY $13,995 2011 Buick La Crosse CXL, Heated Leather, Remote Start, Factory Warranty......................................................NOW ONLY $23,495 2011 Chevy Impala LT, 30,000 Miles, Factory Warranty, Local Trade, Rear Spoiler.........................................NOW ONLY $13,995 2010 Chevy 1/2 Ton Crew Cab Pickup LT, 4 dr, 4x4, Z-71 (1-Owner) 45,000 Miles, Factory Warranty...............NOW ONLY $25,495 2010 GMC Yukon XL SLT, 4x4, Dual DVD, Rear Camera, 29,000 Miles, Factory Warranty................................NOW ONLY $33,995 2009 Pontiac Vibe, 1-Owner, New Tires, “Great Gas Mileage”...................................................NOW ONLY $8,995 2009 Cadillac STS, AWD, 34,000 Miles, Factory Warranty, Heated Leather, Sunroof, NAV.................................NOW ONLY $24,995 2009 Lincoln MHS 4 dr, 25,000 Miles, Local Trade, NAV Heated Leather, Sunroof..........................................NOW ONLY $24,995 2009 Chevy 1/2 Ton Reg. Cab LT, 4x4, Z-71, 38,000 Miles “Great Gas Mileage”.................................................NOW ONLY $18,995 2007 Honda CR-V EX-L AWD, 1-Owner, Heated Leather 56,000 Miles, Sunroof..............................................NOW ONLY $17,495 2006 Buick Rendezvous CXL, AWD, Heated Leather, Quads, Local Trade....................................................NOW ONLY $8,995 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GT, 4 dr, 3800V-6, Heated Leather 32,000 Miles, Sunroof, Remote Start.......................NOW ONLY $12,995 2005 Chevy Trailblazer Ext LS, 4x4, 4 dr. ....................................................................NOW ONLY $8,995 2005 Chevy Equinox LT, AWD, 93,000 Miles, Sunroof, Heated Leather, New Tires, Local Trade..................NOW ONLY $9,995 2005 Pontiac Montana SV6 Van, 75,000 Miles, Local Trade, DVD.......................................................NOW ONLY $7,995 2004 Chevy HD 3/4 Ton Crew Cab Pickup, 4x4, Heated Leather, Topper.........................................................NOW ONLY $14,995 2003 Chevy Suburban LT, Local Trade, 4x4 Heated Leather...........................................................NOW ONLY $9,495 1999 Buick Century LT, 4 dr, Local Trade.................................................................NOW ONLY $3,750 1999 Chevy Venture Van LS, Local Trade, No Rust .....................................................................NOW ONLY $2,750 1979 Olds Cutlass Brougham, 2 dr, 1-Owner, 87,000 Miles, No Rust, A/C .......................................NOW ONLY $4,495 (Free Estimates) A Great Read! Ad must reach our office with pAyment by noon wednesday for monday’s paper Classified ad form $9.00 minimum (15 words or less) per week. 10¢ each additional word. Price includes online listing on www.fillmorecountyjournal.com Ad copy as it will appear in paper: Category (CirCle one) Auto For Sale Employment Garage Sale Farm Lost/Found For Rent Notices Real Estate Services Thank You Wanted Min. charge Extra words x .10 No. of weeks Total ❏ Mastercard $9.00 __________ __________ __________ Reach oveR 12,000 households weekly payment method ❏ Check ❏ Visa Card Number ________________________________Exp. Date_____________ Name _____________________________________________________________ Address ________________________________ City/State _________________Zip __________ Phone __________________________________ Signature ________________________________ mail this form with payment to: Fillmore County Journal, P.O. Box 496, Preston MN 55965 Credit cards orders may be faxed to 507-765-2468 • Phone 507-765-2151 HigHway #9 west - cresco, iowa Sales: Bryan Sheehy Sales phone 563-547-2401 Aaron Butikofer 1-800-798-2845 Keep that great GM feeling with genuine GM parts Service: Dick Holten Service Phone 563-547-4910 Weather Forecast November 26, 2012 November 27, 2012 November 28, 2012 November 29, 2012 November 30, 2012 December 1, 2012 FillMore counTy * December 2, 2012 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 30° Partly Sunny 11° MoStly Cloudy 26° 11° 24° Sunny 14° 24° SnoW 17° Partly Sunny 24° 9° 24° Partly Sunny 11° 25° MoStly Cloudy 12° * this is a projected forecast, for the most up-to-date weather go to www.fillmorecountyjournal.com and click on the weather icon. Weather art WeaTher arT WanTeD! Sun & Moon Date: SunriSe & SunSet 11/26/12 7:19am 4:35pm 11/27/12 7:20am 4:35pm 11/28/12 7:21am 4:34pm 11/29/12 7:23am 4:34pm 11/30/12 7:24am 4:34pm 12/01/12 7:25am 4:33pm 12/02/12 7:26am 4:33pm MoonriSe & MoonSet 3:29pm 5:28am 4:06pm 6:25am 4:49pm 7:20am 5:36pm 8:11am 6:29pm 8:57am 7:25pm 9:38am 8:24pm 10:14am Moon PhaSeS ~ noveMber-DeceMber Full laSt new FirSt nov. 28 Dec. 6 Dec. 13 Dec. 19 “Bull Chase” By: Matthew Burmeister, age 7 Wykoff, Mn all children 13 and under are welcome to submit Weather art. Send your picture to Fillmore County Journal P.o. Box 496, Preston, Mn 55965 or email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it off at the Fillmore County Journal 136 St. anthony St., Preston, Mn Be sure to include Child’s First and last name, age, town and title of art Work. Preston equiPment www.preston-equipment.com Jct. 52 & 16, Preston, mn Ph: 507-765-3803 Heads • ‘12 JD 606C Chopper • ‘12 JD 608 Chopping Corn Head • ‘11 JD 635 f • ‘10 JD 630f • ‘07 JD 893 Knife Rolls • ‘06 JD 893 • ‘05 JD 620f • ‘02 JD 930f combines • ‘12 JD S660 • ‘10 JD 9670 • ‘08 JD 9670 • ‘02 JD 9650 STS • ‘98 JD 9510 2300 Sep • JD 4420 Diesel • ‘01 Case IH 2366 new TracTors • ‘10 JD 6430 St MfWD/673 Coming in Coming in Used TracTors • 2720 • 3520 • 5085 M • 6125R • 7230 MfWD • ‘09 JD 6430 Prem. MfWD/673 • ‘09 JD 8130 IVT/ILS 800 hrs. • ‘08 JD 7630 w/ 746 Loader • ‘08 JD 7930 IuT/TLS • ‘08 JD 4720 72” Deck • ‘99 JD 8300 • JD 4440 • JD 4650 2wd • Kubota L3130 w/loader • Kubota Bx2360 54” Deck miscellaneoUs • ‘04 JD 320 Skid Loader • JD 530 MoCo • (3) JD 566 Round Baler • 1) 568 Round Baler • JD 936 MoCo Impl • JD 955 4x4 Hydro 60” Snowblower & Cab • JD HX14 Pull Type Cutter • ‘05 NH BR 780 Round Baler 2.9% foR 5 yeaRS oR 1.9% foR 3 yeaRS oN aLL uSeD Hay & CoMBINe equIPMeNT Call On Used Financing Specials! $500-$1000 PREPAID MASTCARD® Black Friday Award 2013 Ford Taurus NEW! In Addition to current year-end saving + NO Payments For 90 Days $ 23,990 2013 Ford Mustang � � � � 29 MPG All New 3.5 V6 Full Power We Take Any Trade-In! 44527 2013 Ford Edge SE FWD Includes $500 Black Friday Cash Total Cash Back $4750 OR APR for 60 months 1.9% +$1750 Includes $500 Black Friday Cash Total Cash Back $200O OR APR for 60 months 2.9% + $500 Includes $1000 Black Friday Cash Gas $3500 Total Savings or 0% for 60 + $1500 Diesel $4500 Total Savings or 0% for 60 + $1500 2011 Ford Escape NEW! $ 27,990 2013 Ford Flex � � � � 25 MPG AWD 3.5 V6 Full Power We Take Any Trade-In! 14490 Includes $500 Black Friday Cash Total Cash Back $3500 OR APR for 60 months 0%+ $1500 Includes $500 Black Friday Cash Total Cash Back ‘12 MY $4500 ‘13 MY $3500 OR APR for 60 months 0% + $2500 2.9% + $1500 Includes $1000 Black Friday Cash 2012 MY $8000 Total Savings or 4.9% for 60 + $4500 or 0% for 60+ $2000 2013 MY $5750 Total Savings or 4.9% for 60 + $3000 NEW! $ 26,929 37,997 � � � � 31 5864 MPG NEW! V6 or GT Leather Heated Seats We Take Any Trade-In! $ 27,990 2013 F-150 STX � � � � 25 03112 MPG 7 Passenger 3.5 V6 Loaded We Take Any Trade-In! 2012 F-Super Duty NEW! $ � � � � 19 MPG Super Duty All New Loaded We Take Any Trade-In! 9598 NEW! $ 28,633 XLT 4X4 1 Owner We Take Any Trade-In! � � � � 25 MPG Super Duty All New Loaded We Take Any Trade-In! 9807 2012 Ford Edge SEL AWD Pre-Owned � � � � $ 29,979 2007 Ford Edge Leather Moonroof Heated Seat We Take Any Trade-In! Pre-Owned � � � � 2011 Ford Explorer Pre-Owned � � � � 16761 $ 18,840 SOLD $ 7,790 2001 Lexus RX300 16774 $ 30,980 3,379 22,000 Miles Runs Great Just In! We Take Any Trade-In! 16743 Pre-Owned � � � � 2005 Chevy Astro $ 14,878 6,995 SE 3.5 V6 1 Owner We Take Any Trade-In! Pre-Owned � � � � 2004 Ford Freestar Cargo Van New Tires Very Nice We Take Any Trade-In! Pre-Owned � � � � 16760 9674A $ Looks Great Runs Great Priced Right We Take Any Trade-In! 16772A 2002 Chevy Trailblazer Pre-Owned � � � � $ 4x4 Clean Loaded We Take Any Trade-In! Pre-Owned � � � � 2008 Mercury Milan 16594B $ 7,880 9,990 Leather Moonroof AWD We Take Any Trade-In! Pre-Owned � � � � 16579A $ 12,989 8,990 30 MPG Loaded FWD We Take Any Trade-In! 9474I 2012 Chevy Impalas Pre-Owned � � � � 1999 Mustang Cobra $ FROM 13,880 100K Wnty 15 In-Stock Loaded We Take Any Trade-In! Pre-Owned � � � � 1998 Mustang Convert 16724 $ SVT Convert XX Nice We Take Any Trade-In! Pre-Owned � � � � 16739A $ 66,000 Miles Leather Like New We Take Any Trade-In! 5870A Shop & Save On The “Sunny Side” of Highway 61! SUGARLOAFFORD.COM HWY 61 WINONA 507-454-5170 888-412-3673 Factory rebates off for lowest price - See us to qualify - Trades Welcome WE’VE NEVER SEEN A DEAL WE CAN’T BEAT!