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Albert Lea Parks & Recreation

Summer Fun Guide

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A hot, juicy burger and a frosty, cold beer. Now THAT’S a perfect pair. From award-winning pizza to cool salads, the Green Mill has what you’re hungry for.

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Children of all ages are encouraged to sign up online at www.alplonline.org. Program begins June 6.

Storytime  Mon., Tues. & Thurs. at 10:30 a.m. Emma the Therapy Dog  Mon. at 2 p.m. Book Pals Book Club  Mon. at 2 p.m. (June only.)

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Game Time  Tues. at 2 p.m. (Except on 1st Tues. of the month) Lego Time  1st Tues. of the Month at 2 p.m. Art Zones Studio  Wed. at 10:30 a.m. Book Pals Book Club  Wed. at 2 p.m. (June only.) Grades 3 & 4

Night-time Storytime  Thurs. at 6 p.m.

Magician Jim Jayes R.A.D. Zoo Magician Star Michaelina Musician Hans Mayer BINGO Jim Jayes & Marionettes The Zoo Man

Shows at 2 & 3 p.m.

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June 7 June 14 June 21 June 28 July 5 (2 p.m. ONLY) July 12 July 19

For more information, call 507-377-4350 or visit us online 24/7 at www.alplonline.org. This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Also sponsored by Friends of the Albert Lea Public Library.

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Stop by and meet the Park Leaders! Everybody is welcome to visit our FREE Playparks!

Summer Carnival Join us for an afternoon of carnival games, face painting, bouncies, food and prizes!! When: Wednesday, July 11th Time: 4:00-7:00pm Where: Farmer’s Market-North Broadway Parking Lot Fee: $2.00 (includes all games!) Children 2 & under FREE

AQUATIC CENTER Aquatic Center will open

June 2, 2012

Open Mon-Fri 1:00-6:00 p.m. Sat & Sun 1:00-7:00 p.m. Daily Admission (includes tax): Children 2 & under $1.25 Children 3-17 years $3.25 Adults 18 & over $3.50 Individual Season Pass (plus tax): $35/in town $45/out of town

NO REFUNDS~NO CHECKS

Movies in the Park

Take a seat, bring your blankies, relax and enjoy the show.

SUMMER REGISTRATION Registration for all programs is located at the City Arena.

Hours: 8:00 am-5:00 pm

The office is open over the noon hour throughout the year.

You can now register online! Check us out at www.cityofalbertlea.org click on the Park & Rec Registration tab and set up an account

Contact us @ 507-377-4370

Touch-A-Truck

Held in conjunction with Cloverleaf & Lakeview Lions Annual Flight Breakfast

Put your imagination in gear and go! Join us for Touch-A-Truck where kids get a chance to get up close to their favorite vehicles and rub elbows with their hometown heroes. Touch-A-Truck is a FREE, fun, family event enjoyed by kids of all ages! An assortment of vehicles will be featured including a Fire Engine, Police Vehicles and even an airplane!

When: Sunday, June 10th Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. When: Where: A.L. Municipal Airport Fri. July 20th –Gnomeo & Juliet (G) Fri. Aug. 10th –Sweet Home Alabama Fee: FREE!! (PG-13) DATE NIGHT!!

Fri. Aug. 24th – Enchanted (G) Time: 8:30 p.m. Where: Edgewater Park Bandshell Fee: FREE Movies in the Park sponsored by First Presbyterian Church, YMCA and Park and Rec.

*Cloverleaf/Lakeview Lions Annual Flight Breakfast 7:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Adults $6.00 Kids $3.00 (12 & under)

Look for our brochure online:

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THANK YOU

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We’re proud to bring healthy ingredients and innovative products to your dinner table.

Since 1912, the bank has grown to be one of the soundest financial institutions in the area with three locations. Thank you to all of our customers who have helped us grow and provide a valuable service in our community. We invite all local businesses and families to consider us to be your financial services partner. We’re 100 years old, and just getting started!

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Complete Automotive Repair

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Albert Lea major events A. Sorensen Mem. Half Marathon......... 33 Art & Garden Tour................................ 22 Battle of the Bands............................... 8 Big Island BBQ...................................... 39 Big Island Rendezvous........................... 34 Eddie Cochran Weekend....................... 4 Freeborn County Fair............................ 18 Freedom Festival................................... 34 Relay for Life......................................... 24 Ryan Truesdell Weekend....................... 11 Shinefest............................................... 15 Shortstop.............................................. 28 Strawberry Festival................................ 39 Take A Kid Fishing Day.......................... 9 Third of July Parade............................... 32 Wind Down Wednesdays...................... 10 Attractions Albert Lea Public Library........................ 5 Bayside Skiers....................................... 6 Baseball................................................ 36 Boating................................................. 6 Camping............................................... 38 County parks........................................ 14 Disc golf............................................... 25 Farmers market..................................... 26 Fishing.................................................. 9 Food & drink......................................... 39 Freeborn County Hist. Museum............. 34 Golf...................................................... 28 Harmony Park....................................... 8 Lighthouse............................................ 8 Marion Ross Performing Arts Ctr........... 8 Pelican Breeze II.................................... 7 Running................................................ 33 Softball................................................. 11 State Parks............................................ 38 Swimming............................................ 22 Theater................................................. 8 Walking................................................ 24 Area cities Alden.................................................... 49 Bricelyn................................................. 45 Clarks Grove......................................... 48 Clear Lake............................................. 42 Conger................................................. 49 Ellendale............................................... 49 Emmons............................................... 45 Forest City............................................ 41 Freeborn............................................... 45 Geneva................................................. 48 Glenville................................................ 52 Hayward............................................... 52 Hollandale............................................ 44 Kiester.................................................. 50 Lake Mills.............................................. 47 New Richland........................................ 51 Northwood........................................... 46 Manchester........................................... 50 Osage................................................... 16 St. Ansgar............................................. 23 Wells.................................................... 51

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Albert Lea Tribune 808 W. Front St. Albert Lea, MN 56007 373-1411 Publisher Scott Schmeltzer Managing Editor Tim Engstrom Advertising Director Crystal Miller Creative Director Stacey Bahr Circulation Director Valerie Sanderson Accountant Lisa Foley Press Production Director Terry Thissen News Danielle Boss Rebekah Dyvig Brandi Hagen Kelli Lageson Sarah Stultz Advertising Catherine Buboltz Renee Citsay Clay Culbertson Angie Hoffman Michelle Haacke Classified Advertising Michelle DaViega Joan Miller Graphic Design Kathy Johnson Circulation Melissa Goodwin

To advertise, call (507) 379-3427

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Kernel Days Wednesday, Aug. 15 11 a.m.: Wells Library Foundation Salad Luncheon, American Legion Thursday, Aug. 16 7 p.m.: Little Miss Kernel Pageant, USC auditorium Friday, Aug. 17 11 a.m.: Kernel Days Kickoff, Wells Federal Bank 5 p.m.: Food stands and beer garden open 5 p.m.: Petting zoo 5 p.m.: Dodgeball tournament, basketball court by the skate park

6 p.m.: Volleyball tournament 6 p.m.: Tractor races and events 8 p.m.: The Broad Band, Bevcomm Stage 9:45 p.m.: Fireworks Saturday, Aug. 18 8 a.m.: Breakfast food stand opens, farmers market at Wells Marketplace Foods 8 a.m.: Maple Valley Classic Car Show, downtown 8 a.m.: Kids triathlon registration, softball tournament, volleyball tournament TBD: Kernel Days 5K Run 9 a.m.: Bingo 10 a.m.: Kids pedal tractor pull, food stands, bocce ball and bean bag tourneys, petting zoo

1:30 p.m.: Cribbage tournament, American Legion 1 p.m.: Cow plop bingo 3:30 p.m.: Classic car cruise 5:30 p.m.: Giant parade, starts Main Street, followed by live performances, bingo and food stands in the park 8:30 p.m.: Teen pool party, Wells Municipal Swimming Pool 9 p.m.: Jaycees street dance, downtown Sunday, Aug. 21 8 a.m.: VFW pancake breakfast 8 a.m.: Softball tournament 10:30 a.m.: Kernel Days Golf Tournament, Wells Golf Course • Open daily 10:30am-9pm • Three party rooms • Arcade • Child friendly family restaurant

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June

7: Magician Jim Jayes, Albert Lea Public Library 8-10: Eddie Cochran Weekend, Albert Lea 8-10: Glenville Days, Glenville 9: Take a Kid Fishing Day, Edgewater Park 9: Geneva Cancer Run (motorcycles), Geneva Bar & Grill 9: Disc golf, Sample Saturday Series, Bancroft Bay Park 9-10: Tribute to Eddie Cochran, Lighthouse 9: Friends of Hospice Walk/Run, Albert Lea 13-17: Worth County Fair, Northwood, Iowa 14: R.A.D. Zoo, Albert Lea Public Library 15-17: Morin Lake Days, Alden 16: Care Packages for Soldiers Ride, Bergdale Harley 21: Magician Star Michaelina, Albert Lea Public Library 21: Bayside Skiers’ first show, Edgewater Bay 21-24: Kiester Days, Kiester 22: Project Earth, Harmony Park 23: Tip One Run, Bergdale Harley 23: Yoga in the Park, Sample Saturday Series, Bancroft Bay Park 28: Hans Meyer, Albert Lea Public Library 29-30: Borderfest, Emmons 30: Bikes for Barker, Albert Lea Armory 30: Corey Goodnature Golf Classic, Wedgewood Cove & Green Lea 30: Strawberry Festival, downtown Albert Lea 30: Freedom Festival, Edgewater Park 30: Carnival, downtown Albert Lea

July

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Jaden Anderson, left, and Makayla Hansen sell lemonade last summer on Grand Avenue in Albert Lea.

7: Archery, Sample Saturday Series, Brookside Park Boathouse 7: ALHS Hall of Fame Event, Wedgewood Cove Golf Club 7: April Sorensen Memorial Half Marathon, Albert Lea to Hayward 12: Jim Jayes & Marionettes, Albert Lea Public Library 12-15: “Oliver!” Marion Ross Performing Arts Center 13-14: July Jubilee, Lake Mills, Iowa 14: Matt Felt & Dillon Gordon Run (motorcyles), Eagles Club and Harmony Park 16: Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber Golf Outing, Wedgewood Cove 18: Wind Down Wednesdays on Broadway, Albert Lea 19: Zoo Man, Albert Lea Public Library 19-22: Ellendale Days, Ellendale 18-21: “Oliver!” Marion Ross Performing Arts Center 20-21: Art & Garden Tour, Albert Lea Art Center

1-5: Freeborn County Fair 4: Corn Feed Kickoff for Sturgis, Bergdale Harley 6-12: Sacred Harvest Festival, Harmony Park 10-11: Relay for Life, Freeborn County Fairgrounds 11: Albert Lea City Championships (golf), Green Lea & Wedgewood Coves 11-18: Shinefest’s Rock the Block, Albert Lea 15: Wind Down Wednesdays on Broadway, Albert Lea 15: Echoes from the Past, Graceland Cemetery 15-19: Kernel Days, Wells 19: Leona Williams, Marion Ross Performing Arts Center 21: Shinefest Tractor Ride, around Freeborn County 24-25: Big Island BBQ State Championship, Freeborn County Fairgrounds 25: Albert Lea Hockey Open, Green Lea Golf Course 23: Cruisin’ to the Cove, Wedgewood Cove

September

1-2: Shortstop Golf Tournament, Green Lea Golf Course 6-8: WookieFoot presents Sangra-La, Harmony Park 8: Harvest Festival, Hollandale 8-9: Ryan Truesdell Weekend, Snyder Fields 16: Autumn in the Village, Freeborn County Historical Museum 16: Vibram Championship Series (disc golf), Bancroft Bay Park 22: Fall Festival, downtown Albert Lea

October

6-7: Big Island Rendezvous, Bancroft Bay Park

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3-4: Carnival, downtown Albert Lea 3: Third of July Parade, Albert Lea 4: Fireworks, Albert Lea 4: Fireworks, Northwood, Iowa 4-8: Fourth of July Celebration, Northwood, Iowa 6-7: Yonder Mountain String Band, Harmony Park 6-8: Fourth of July Celebration, Bricelyn 6-8: Farm & City Days, New Richland 6-8: Hayward Days, Hayward 7: Fireworks, Bricelyn

21: Battle of the Bands, Edgewater Park Bandshell 21: Free Swim Day, Albert Lea Aquatic Center 21: Northwood Open (disc golf), Swensrud Park 21: Freeborn Days, Freeborn 22-24: Albert Lea Tournament (baseball), Snyder Field 26: Sparky Golf Classic, Wedgewood Cove 27-29: Midwest Regional Water Ski Tournament, Edgewater Bay 31: Freeborn County Fair

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Cochran Weekend gets new mgmt.

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By Kelli Lageson

he 26th annual Eddie Cochran Weekend car show will be held rain or shine June 8-10 in Albert Lea. This year the Albert Lea Convention and Visitors Bureau, Freeborn County Historical Museum and volunteers Jerry Monson and Terry Perkins planned the event, taking over from the Low Bucks Car Club. Friday, June 8, will feature a social at the Country Inn & Suites on East Main Street in Albert Lea starting around 5 p.m. There will be trophies awarded included “Oldie but Goodie,” “People’s Choice” and “Long Distance.” On Saturday all the fun will begin. Starting the day at 7:30 a.m. is the walk/run for the hospice program at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea. Registrants can sign up for the car show and swap at the fairgrounds from 8 to 11:30 a.m. The show will be from noon to 4 p.m., with trophies awarded around 3 p.m. There is a $10 fee for registering. Public can attend the car show for $2. There will be food vendors at the show. The Freeborn County Historical Museum will have extended hours Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the public to view an Eddie Cochran display. There will also be a record collector show in the Fairlane Building from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The new 12-mile cruise will start at the fairgrounds at 4:30 p.m.; there is no cost to participate. The cruise will end at the fairgrounds. After the cruise there will be entertainment by the band Endless Summer in the Grandstand. The Nasty Habit will bartend from 7 to 10 p.m. On Saturday there will also be a motorcycle rally put on by the Southern Minnesota H.O.G. from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The car cruise at 4:30 p.m. is open to all cars, motorcycles and trucks. On Sunday, June 12, United Methodist Church in Albert Lea is having a rock ’n’ roll worship at 10 a.m. The worship will be followed by a lunch. The weekend celebrates Albert Lea native Eddie Cochran. Cochran was born Oct. 3, 1938, in Albert Lea. He

Garrett Wampler

Winona resident Dave Lunde brought his custom hot-rod out to the car show at Eddie Cochran Days in 2011. The 1923 Ford T-Bucket yields a Ford V8 motor with an automatic transmission. up at 10 a.m. ride leaves at 11 a.m. started playing guitar when he was Proceeds go to Geneva Cancer Auc12 years old and toured as a country tion. $10 donation to go on ride, music performer in California. He food is $5 donation, silent auction to switched to rock in 1957 with “Sitting on the Balcony.” Other hits of his follow. • June 23: Tip One Run starts at include “Summertime Blues,” “C’mon Bergdale’s with registration from 9 to Everybody,” “Something Else” and 11 a.m. then leaves at 11 a.m. and “Jeannie, Jeannie, Jeannie.” Cochran died in 1960 when the cab taking him ends at Windrift Lounge in Austin. To ride give a $10 donation. There will to Heathrow Airport crashed. be music, food and raffle at the Windrift, and proceeds go to cancer and Local car cruises guide: vascular formation research. • June 9: Eddie Cochran car cruise, • June 30: The fifth annual Bikes starts at 4 p.m. at the Freeborn for Barker scholarship fundraiser ride County Fairgrounds starts with registration at 10 a.m. at • Aug. 23: Cruisin’ to the Cove, the Albert Lea Armory. The 100-mile car cruise-in, at 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. ride starts at noon. Cost is $20 per at Wedgewood Cove Golf Club, will motorcycle. Call 507-259-2362 for have special food specials and music. more information. Open to all classic cars; no awards • July 5-7: ABATE of Iowa Freedom just a social gathering event. Parking Rally in Algona, Iowa. More informaat east parking lot overlooking lake, tion about the weekend event can be open to all cars in southern Minnefound at www.abateiowafreedomsota and northern Iowa. rally.com. • July 14: The Matt Felt & Dillon Area motorcycle rides guide: Gordon Run starts with sign-up at 10 • June 16: The Care Packages for a.m. and leaves at 11 a.m. from the Soldiers ride will start with registraEagles Club in Albert Lea. From 8-10 tion from 10 to 11 a.m. at Bergdale Harley Davidson. Cost is $20 for riders a.m. is a pancake breakfast for $5. The $30 ride includes the ride, campand $10 for passengers. The ride is ing and the after-ride party at Harfrom 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and ends at the American Legion in Waseca with a mony Park with entertainment by BS Band, H.O.G. band and Bad Monkey. dinner, silent auction and door prizes. There will be entertainment starting at Proceeds go to area causes. • Aug. 4: Berdale Harley Davidson 6:30 p.m. There’s no charge for curwill host a corn feed kickoff for the rent military members. Sturgis Rally that will be held Aug. • June 9: Geneva Cancer Run, 6-12 in South Dakota. leaves from Gevena Bar & Grill, sign

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Library............................................ inside back Albert Lea Public Warehouse.................................................... 4 Albert Lea Seed House........................................................... 40 Albert Lea Select Foods.......................................................... 14 Albert Lea Senior Citizen Center.............................................. 7 Albert Lea Steel Service Center................................................. 4 Albert Lea Veterinary Clinic.................................................... 33 ALEDA..................................................................................... 3 ALFC Chamber of Commerce...................................inside front Alliance Benefit Group............................................................. 9 Alliance Pipeline....................................................................... 6 American Legion.................................................................... 21 AmericInn, Clear Lake............................................................ 42 Antiques of the Midwest........................................................ 21 Art’s Shoes............................................................................. 16 Assembly of God Church....................................................... 35 B & D Metal Works, Inc.......................................................... 51 Becker Auto........................................................................... 52 Beth Atz Insurance................................................................. 52 Blue Belle Inn......................................................................... 23 Bonnerup Funeral & Creamation Service................................ 49 Boss Photography.................................................................. 11 Brick Furniture....................................................................... 40 Broskoff Structures................................................................. 48 Bruss-Heitner Funeral Homes................................................. 51 Cabin Coffee Co.................................................................... 41 Cafourek & Associates, Inc..................................................... 30 Carpenter BBQ Bash.............................................................. 23 Cedar River Rendezvous......................................................... 16 Cheers Liquor........................................................................ 54 City Limits Eatery................................................................... 23 Clarks Grove Hardware.......................................................... 48 Coldwell Banker Home Connection........................................ 13 Collectors Wonderland.......................................................... 43 Collin’s Auto Repair................................................................ 25 Com-Tec................................................................................ 52 Conger Inn Catering & Party Shop......................................... 49 CORA.................................................................................... 16 Country Charm, LLC.............................................................. 49 Countryside RV Service.......................................................... 37 Countryside RV Service.......................................................... 10 CPS Mansfield................................................................... 50/49 Crescendo Exquisite Food & Fine Dining................................. 54 Crossroads Church................................................................. 35 Dan Sparks............................................................................ 40 Daycare Page......................................................................... 19 Dewey Kruger Music.............................................................. 46 Diamond Jo Casino................................................... inside back Doug’s Painting & Sandblasting.............................................. 10 Dr. Lundstrom D.D.S.............................................................. 37 Dras Cases............................................................................. 38 Eastside Liquor....................................................................... 56 Emerson’s By The Lake........................................................... 42 Emerson’s on Main................................................................. 16 Falkstone............................................................................... 46 Farmer’s Mutual Insurance of Manchester.............................. 50 Farmers State Bank...................................................inside front Firestone................................................................................ 11 First Baptist Church................................................................ 35 First Lutheran Church............................................................. 35 First Presbyterian Church........................................................ 35 Fisher’s Fine Jewelers.............................................................. 21 Flat Pie & Red Eye Pizza.......................................................... 17 Fleet Farm.............................................................................. 28 Fort Custer Maze................................................................... 43

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Frames-R-Us........................................................................... 21 Freeborn Construction........................................................... 52 Freeborn County Environmental . .......................................... 24 Freeborn County Government Center ................................... 36 Freeborn County Historical Museum........................................ 5 Freeborn Lumber Company.................................................... 29 Freeborn Mower Cooperative Services................................... 33 Gansen Auto & RV Sales........................................................ 28 Geneva Bar & Grill................................................................. 48 George’s of Geneva............................................................... 48 Gifts Galore........................................................................... 16 Glenn’s Motorcoach Tours, Inc. ............................................. 34 Glenville Plumbing................................................................. 52 Glenville Short Stop............................................................... 52 Goemann Insurance Agency.................................................. 50 Goldman, Sturtz & Halvorsen, Chtd....................................... 11 Grace Lutheran Church.......................................................... 35 Green Lea Golf Course........................................................... 28 Green Mill.................................................................inside front Green Mill.............................................................................. 54 Grow Forest City . ................................................................. 41 Hanson Tire............................................................................. 2 Hart Brothers Weaponry........................................................ 27 Hayward & Trondhjem Lutheran Churches............................. 35 Heart of the Artichoke........................................................... 21 Hemenway Storage................................................................ 52 Hi Yield Products, Inc............................................................. 34 Hillcrest Cemetary.................................................................... 4 Home Sweet Home................................................................ 23 Hormel Institute .................................................................... 34 Injection Technology Diesel Service......................................... 47 Jag Tours................................................................................ 31 Jensales................................................................................. 50 Jensen Heating, A/C & Plumbing............................................ 48 Jim & Dudes........................................................................... 11 Kiester Liquor Store................................................................ 50 KIMT News............................................................... inside back Kountry Kupboard................................................................. 17 L.R. Falk Construction............................................................ 23 Lady of the Lake.................................................................... 42 Lake Mills Chamber Development Corporation...................... 47 Lake Mills Community School................................................ 47 Lake Mills Task Force.............................................................. 47 Larson Contracting...................................................inside front Larson’s Mercantile................................................................ 43 Lembke Construction................................................inside front Liquor Depot.......................................................................... 37 Loverink Drainage.................................................................. 45 Lyla’s Boutique....................................................................... 43 M & S Outdoor Equipment..................................................... 24 Main Street Grill ................................................................... 49 Manchester-Heartland Telephone Co...................................... 50 Manpower............................................................................. 26 Market 124............................................................................ 43 Mayo Clinic Health System..................................................... 31 McKinley Auto & RV.............................................................. 23 MCT Mortgage...................................................................... 11 Minnesota Abstract & Tile Company...................................... 26 Morreim Drainage, Inc........................................................... 50 Motor Inn.............................................................................. 30 Mrs. Gerry’s Salad.................................................................. 40 Nancy’s Café.......................................................................... 21 National Eagle Center.............................................................. 1 New To You........................................................................... 21 NIACC...................................................................... inside back Niagara Cave......................................................................... 26 Nick’s Country Store............................................................... 52 North American Mat Company.............................................. 44 Northbridge Mall......................................................inside front Northern Country Coop......................................................... 49 Northland Custom Interiors.................................................... 47 Northwood Lumber............................................................... 46 Northwood Theatre............................................................... 46 Northwood True Value........................................................... 47 Nu 2 U Consignments............................................................ 41 Oakenwald Terrace.................................................................. 9

Osage Chamber of Commerce............................................... 17 Our Father’s House................................................................. 35 Our Saviors Evangelical Lutheran Church................................ 35 P&L Excavating....................................................................... 48 Paradise Pizza........................................................................ 23 Parkview Care Center Wells, Inc............................................. 51 Pelican Breeze........................................................................ 33 Perkins................................................................................... 38 Pizza Hut............................................................................... 54 Pizza Ranch............................................................................ 54 PM Park................................................................................. 43 Poet....................................................................................... 10 Produce State Bank................................................................ 15 Produce State Bank - 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Nancy VanderWaerdt.......................................... 27 Steam it Clean Carpet Cleaning............................................... 7 Strong Agency, Inc................................................................. 21 Sugar Chic Cake Designs......................................................... 4 Syverson Ford........................................................................ 12 Tanks & Tummies................................................................... 50 Teluwut Grille House & Pub.................................................... 17 The Beehive Waxing & Skin Care Studio................................. 42 The Front Porch..................................................................... 17 The Healing House................................................................. 42 The Lakeside Café & Creamery............................................... 54 The Maple Spa....................................................................... 17 The Mill’s Theater................................................................... 47 The Moose Lodge.................................................................... 9 The Red Geranium ................................................................ 43 Thompson Oil Co................................................................... 45 Thompson Sanitation............................................................. 48 Thorne Crest....................................................................... back Three in One Bar & Restaurant............................................... 44 Thymeless Treasures............................................................... 23 T-N-T Used Appliance Store.................................................... 21 Total Glass-Lock, Inc................................................................. 5 Trades & Labor Federal Credit Union........................................ 5 United Employees Credit Union.............................................. 28 United Methodist Church....................................................... 35 Vaer Saa God......................................................................... 41 Van Wilgen Farm Drainage.................................................... 45 Ventura Foods........................................................... inside back Vern Eide Motorcars............................................................... 26 Waldorf College....................................................................... 7 Water Craft........................................................................... 51 Weathered Elements.............................................................. 42 Wells Federal Bank................................................................. 33 Wells Insurance Agency......................................................... 51 Welsh Chiropractic Clinic, P.C................................................. 46 WFS....................................................................................... 51 Wind Down Wednesday (bill to CVB)..................................... 15 Wintergreen Food Co-op....................................................... 37 Zion Lutheran Church............................................................ 35 Zogg Dermatology, PLC......................................................... 14


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a barbecue pork lunch, among other activities. Additional medallion clues will be given out at the park gazebo. In the afternoon, there will be a bike giveaway, a dodge ball tournament and bingo. Kids games and activities will be in the park, including a smiley train, face painting, inflatable jumpers and a ring toss, among others. The day will end with a street dance from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. featuring band Smokescreen. Gates open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. The weekend will close with a Dad’s Belgian Waffle fundraiser at First Lutheran Church and a church service in the park.

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Events on Friday, July 6, will include a softball tournament and city-wide rummage sales. The majority of the events will be on Saturday including the annual mud bog held by the Hayward Fire Department, the April Sorensen Memorial Half Marathon and a street dance. The April Sorensen half marathon starts at 7:30 a.m. in Albert Lea and ends in Hayward. The schedule is still tentative and more activities are being planned for all three days.

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he Albert Lea Public Library has lots of events scheduled for the summer. Beginning the week of June 4 through July 19 storytime will be each week on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., with an additional nighttime storytime on Thursdays at 6 p.m. Storytime usually includes reading, fingerplays and crafts. Every Tuesday from June 5 through July 17 will be Game Time at 2 p.m. Every Wednesday from June 6 through July 18 will be Art Zones Studio at 10:30 a.m. New this year on Wednesdays will be a Books Pals club for thirdand fourth-graders at 2 p.m. The club will take up to 10 children, and people can sign up by calling the library. Every Thursday from June 7 through July 19 will have special events including performers, bingo and other celebrations. The Summer Reading Program begins June 4 under the theme of “Dream Big, Read!” Children can read books, depending on their reading level, and win prizes for the amount they have read. The program ends July 19. Children’s librarian Patty Greibrok said all events are free and anyone can attend. “We encourage children to read during the summer and for parents to read to children during summer,” Greibrok said. She said often children can fall behind if they’re not reading during their

Summer library events guide June 4-July 19: Storytime on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 6 p.m. June 4-July 19: Game Time at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays June 4-July 19: Art Zones Studio at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays June 4-July 19: Book Pals for third through fifth graders at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays. June 7: Magician Jim Jayes will perform at 2 and 3 p.m. June 14: R.A.D. Zoo will perform at 2 and 3 p.m. June 21: Magician Star Michaelina will perform at 2 and 3 p.m. June 28: Hans Meyer music program will be featured at 2 and 3 p.m. July 5: There will be bingo at 2 p.m. July 12: Jim Jayes & Marionettes perform at 2 p.m. July 19: Zoo Man will be featured at 2 and 3 p.m. summer break from school. “We want every child to start school ready to learn,” Greibrok said. “We’re excited for summer — it’s always a really busy time.” For more information the library’s website is www.alplonline.org. The library is in City Hall, 211 E. Clark St., and can be reached at 377-4356. It is open Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. and Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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n July, the Bayside Skiers will host the 2012 Midwest Regional Water Ski Tournament. The event will start July 27 in the afternoon and run through July 29. According to club member, Neda Johnson, the tournament generally brings in nine to 11 teams. One of them in particular, Little Crow from Spicer, is a former national champion. “You’ll see some really big acts from them,” Johnson said. The theme for the Bayside Skiers’ show this year will be the 2012 All American Music Awards. “It’ll be fun for everyone with lots of high energy music,” Johnson said. They will present their first show at 7 p.m. on June 21. The pre-show begins at 6:30 p.m. The shows will continue every Thursday night until Labor Day at Edgewater Bay. In addition, there will be shows at 2 p.m. on July 4 and Labor Day. Johnson said the pre-show is always

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different because as skiers are always learning new things and as they improve they are added to the main show so their abilities can be showcased. The public is welcome to attend practices on Tuesdays and Wednesdays but Johnson said it’s not nearly as entertaining as the show itself. Skiers will be doing pyramids, barefoot skiing, jumping, wakeboarding, and younger skiers will show off their two-ski abilities. The age range is from 3-years-old to skiers in their 50s. “When you think about sports, everyone is separated by age group,” Johnson said. “In our group, all ages ski together. Sometimes the older ones are teaching the younger ones, but other times the younger ones are teaching the older ones.” The club is always looking for new members and no prior skiing knowledge or ability is required. The shows and the tournament will take place at Edgewater Park and are free to attend. The club does pass around a hat for donations to help defray expenses and keep the show on the water.

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ew Richland’s Farm & City Days, a weekend of fun for all ages, will be July 6-8 this year. The Lions Club will sponsor a potato bake supper, complete with root beer floats, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. Then a talent contest called New Richland’s Got Talent will be at 7 p.m. Friday night. Then after dark, or around 10 p.m., the movie “Big Miracle” will be shown in the park. Popcorn will be provided. Saturday’s events include the annual flower show at City Hall and a pancake breakfast also at City Hall from 7 to 10 a.m. There will be a three-person scramble at 9 a.m. at Riverview Golf Course on Saturday. Then there will be a kiddie parade at 11 a.m., a tractor pull at 2 p.m. and more children’s activities throughout the day. Because not all events are finalized yet, more information can be found on the event’s Facebook page: New Richland Farm & City Days. The 2-mile Panther Fun Run/Walk starts at 8 a.m. and is open to every-

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Members of the Bayside Skiers perform on Independence Day last year as part of a Las Vegas-themed ski show at Edgewater Bay.

Tips for boating in Freeborn County • In a small boat resist the urge to stand up. If you must move around, keep your weight low and close to the center of the craft. • Collisions with a second boat or another object don’t just happen. They are usually the result of inattention, fatigue and a lack of knowledge about local water conditions. • There is no speed limit but travel slower in lakes with debris in water, docks and other boats. • Waterskiers must be off the lake one hour after sunset. • Personal watercraft must be off the lake one hour after sunset. • All boats, including canoes and kayaks, must have one lifejacket on board per passenger. • Boats longer than 16-feet must have throw cushions on board. • Boats must have a fire extinguisher on board. • All boats, including personal watercraft, canoes and kayaks, must have current registration. Registration is good for three years. • At sunset, boats must have red and green lights on in front and a white light with 360 degrees of visibility on in the back. • It is not the law, but as a rule of thumb, boats should travel counter-clockwise around lakes. • Use AlbertLeaLakes.com as a helpful resource.

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ernel Days in Wells will take place Aug. 16-19. The celebration unofficially starts with the Wells Library Foundation Salad Luncheon at the American Legion at 11 a.m. Aug. 15. The Little Miss Kernel Pageant will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 16 at the United South Central auditorium. The official start will be Aug. 17 with a Kernel Days Kickoff Party with a free lunch at 11 a.m. at Wells Federal Bank. The evening will conclude with The Broad Band on Bevcomm Stage for live music at 8 p.m. followed by fireworks at 9:45 p.m. On Aug. 18, there will be a kids triathlon and softball, volleyball, bocce ball, bean bag and cribbage tournaments. There will also be a car cruise and show, a pool party, street dance, parade, cow plop bingo and a petting zoo.

one. The event is not timed, and there are no awards. The event is being held with the idea of people being healthy and staying active. The course will begin and end at Country Neighbors. Registration on the day of the run/walk will begin at 7 a.m. in the city park in New Richland with a fee of $15. Contact Mike Weber at 507-475-1012 with more information. The Lions will hold bingo in the park on Saturday, and the Top 25 car show will be held on Broadway Avenue in New Richland. Registration is from 8 to 10 a.m., and the show runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday evening will be a street dance featuring the band IV Play starting around 8 p.m. Sunday’s events include a community worship service in the park at 10:30 a.m. Following the service, county pork producers will serve a lunch at 11:30 a.m. The grand parade will be Sunday at 1 p.m. with more entertainment following. And like always, there will be an ice cream social at 4 p.m. at the St. Peter Church in Otisco.

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Albert Lea Tribune, Wednesday, June 6, 2012 — Page 7 Celebrating 44 Years of Service to Our Community!

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Wind turbines are visible to the north as seen from the junction in the center of Manchester.

can be found. There is a softball diamond and a play park. The town has one church, the Manchester Lutheran Church. Manchester was named after a town in Illinois and was originally platted in 1882, then platted again and surveyed in 1898. The city incorporated in 1947. A tornado struck it in 1952, destroying many homes and businesses. The small town is now surrounded by the towering white wind turbines of Alliant Energy’s Bent Tree Wind Farm.

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he Pelican Breeze II has themed cruises planned for the summer starting June 2 and they will continue through Aug. 31. Many cruises require a reservation by 4 p.m. Fridays. To reserve a spot, call the Albert Lea Parks and Recreation Department at 3774370. Green Mill Restaurant has partnered with the cruise and will provide food and beverages. All cruises must have 10 guests to leave the dock and can be canceled due to weather. The Pelican Breeze II has the capacity of holding 56 passengers and is a replica of a Mississippi River riverboat. It features a public address system, a background music system, a generator, a wet bar and two bathrooms with sinks and flushable toilets. It has a deck of 55 feet by 14 feet and has an enclosed pilot house and three glassbottom viewing ports. Schedule • Cruises with humorist Al Batt leave at 1:30 p.m. and are $15 for adults. Reservations should be made by 4 p.m. Friday. Dates include: June 2, July 7 and Aug. 25. • Grandparent bingo public cruises leave at 1:30 p.m. and are $10 for adults and $5 for children five and under. Prizes are awarded and reserva-

tions are not necessary. Dates include: June 17, July 15 and Aug. 19. • Murder mystery dinner cruises are $25 for adults and include a choice shrimp or chicken pasta and one wine or beer. The cruise leaves at 6 p.m. and reservations must be made by 1 p.m. Dates include: June 25, July 6 and Aug. 31. • Thirsty Thursday cruises are $20 for adults and include appetizers and one margarita. Eaton Sport & Spine massage therapists will be on hand for massages. The cruise will leave at 5:30 p.m. Dates include: June 28, July 26 and Aug. 23. • Pizza cruises leave at 6 p.m. The cost is $15 for adults and $5 for children five and under. Reservations should be made by 4 p.m. on Friday. Dates include: June 8, June 22, July 4, July 13, July 27, Aug. 10 and Aug. 24. (Reservations must be made by 4 p.m. on July 3 for the July 4 cruise.) • Public cruises leave at 1:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children five and under. Reservations are not necessary. Dates include: June 3, June 10, June 24, July 1, July 8, July 22, July 29, Aug. 5, Aug. 12 and Aug. 26. • Sunset dinner cruises leave at 6 p.m. Cost is $25 for adults and a filet medallion dinner is served with one wine or beer. Reservations must be made by 1 p.m. on Friday. Dates include: June 15, July 20 and Aug. 17.

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June 9-10 Musical Tribute to Eddie Cochran: The Man, The Music, The Legend, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. June 9, 2 p.m. June 10. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for adults.

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rganizers are reaching out beyond Albert Lea this summer to bands in Mankato, Rochester and even Mason City, Iowa, for the second-annual Battle of the Bands. Scheduled for Saturday, July 21, starting at 11 a.m. at the Edgewater Park Bandshell, several bands from the area will come together to compete for prizes. “We’re excited to do it again this year because we really want to highlight the talented youth we have in our area and the surrounding areas,” said Ann Austin, executive director of the Freeborn County United Way. Austin said the event will be more focused on teenagers than last year, though there will be games for younger children as well, including a bean bag tournament and face painting. “There are activities for kids during the school year,” she said. “During the summer there’s a lot of things going on, but it’s not really focused on teenagers.” She said she hopes the event can evolve into a music festival, maybe even a weekend event. Bands have until June 15 to sign up to participate. On the day of the event, the bands will perform and compete for prizes — including recording time at Legacy Studios, gigs at local businesses and even the chance to play at the firstever Wind Down Wednesday event this summer. Half of the vote will be from professional musicians, RocketDawgs, and the other half will be audience choice through voting with tickets. T-shirts will be given out to the first 100 people at the event. “It’s just a fun event that grows every year,” Austin said. “I hope people recognize that the teenagers we have in our community are amazingly talented people.” Austin said more than 250 people attended the event in 2011. Organizers

June 19 A six-week performance art class begins to teach children ages 7 to 14 how to sing, dance, act and audition. Class goes from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Cost is $100. Participants will perform at the Freeborn County Fair. Fourth of July week Musical Tribute to Eddie Cochran: The Man, The Music, The Legend. Dates and times to be determined. Lighthouse box office: 373-3144

Yonder Mtn. to play Harmony Park June 22-24 Project Earth is a festival that includes music, camping and fundraising. Proceeds go through WookieFoot Charities to relief efforts, orphanages, schools and hospitals around the world.

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Performers rock out at the inaugural Battle of the Bands in 2011 at Bergdale Harley-Davidson.

are hoping for even more this year. Battle of the Bands is being put on through the United Way and other community partners, including Freeborn County Partners in Prevention and the Freeborn County Jaycees.

‘Oliver!’ is coming to the Ross Center July 12-15, 18-21 Albert Lea Community Theatre will present “Oliver!” the musical, based upon the novel “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens. Set in old England, orphan Oliver finds himself taken in by Fagin and his small band of pick-

pockets. Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. A matinee performance will be at 2 p.m. July 15. Tickets are $18 for adults and $10 for students. Aug. 19 Country musician Leona Williams, son Ron Willams and teenage Texas fiddler Jade Jack will perform beginning at 7:30 p.m. Also back by popular request will be comedian Harley Worthit from Branson, Mo. Albert Lea singer Stephanie Erdman and her Legends Band will open the show. Tickets are $20 each. Ross box office: 377-4371 Tickets: www.actonbroadway.com

July 6-7 Bella Familia will present Weekend at Harmony. The event features the popular Colorado-based folk band Yonder Mountain String Band, along with Umphrey’s McGee, Histronoc, Soap and others. July 14-15 Matt Felt and Dillon Gordon Memorial Motorcycle Run is a fundraiser. It is held in honor of the two men who the event is named after. Involves a motorcycle ride, camping and music. Proceeds go toward fighting cancer, organ donation and the Humane Society. Aug. 6-12 Harmony Tribe’s 15th-annual Sacred Harvest Festival Sept. 6-8 WookieFoot presents Shangra-La Online: hapar.wordpress.com

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his year’s Morin Lake Days in Alden will have a little something for all ages. The weekend kicks off Friday, June 15, with a fishing contest, kiddie carnival and free family show at the Alden-Conger High School gym. Saturday will start with the annual Morin Lake Days

fun run and will continue with canoe rides, a parade and fireworks at dusk. New this year will be inflatable obstacle courses and bouncers for the children from 1 to 4 p.m. On Sunday will be a special worship service by Morin Lake with a dove release planned. Softball tournaments will go through the whole weekend.

Friday, June 15 Noon: Medallion hunt begins 1-3 p.m.: Lions Club fishing contest at Morin Lake 1-4 p.m.: Community museum open for self-guided tours 5-7:30 p.m.: Scouts serving supper by the lake 5-7:30 p.m.: Alden Legion Auxiliary kiddie carnival by the lake 7 p.m.: Kiddie tractor pull 8:30 p.m.: Free family show at the Alden-Conger gym Evening: Sons of American Legion softball tournament or home run hitting contest

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ive miles north of Albert Lea is the community of Clarks Grove. It has a population of 709. The beginning of the village of Clarks Grove started in 1890 when the Clarks Grove Cooperative Creamery was built. The creamery was the first cooperative established in the state. The community got its name from a grove owned by J. Mead Clark. The railroad came to the town in 1900 and much of the early economic activity derived from having a depot. Clarks Grove holds a citywide rummage sale every spring and offers an array of summertime activities. Bob Hanson Park is in the center of Clarks Grove and offers a playground, shelter and picnic tables. In 2008, a nine-hole disc golf course was built on the grounds of the city

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park west and south of the First Baptist Church. “It’s good for beginners, families and practice until our trees develop. Once our trees develop it will be more challenging,” said Lance Loverink of Clarks Grove Public Works. Clarks Grove also has summer recreation programs for youth such as volleyball and basketball at Johnson Park. Activities usually are provided over a six-week period from June to mid-August. There is also a public nine-hole golf course in Clarks Grove. The course is a par 30 for men and par 32 for women and totals 1,892 yards.

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or more than 20 years, the Fountain Lake Sportmen’s Club has held Take A Kid Fishing Day. It is the club’s signature event and is used as a way to introduce children to fishing. More than 1,000 fishing poles were given away last year. Years before, the number of poles given away was less than half. Perfect weather resulted in the best turnout ever. About 1,500 people attended. The 21st Take A Kid Fishing Day will be June 9 at the Edgewater Park fishing pier and along the shore of Edgewater Bay. Children under 16 can fish without a license and adults who bring a child can fish for free, too. The fishing starts at 9 a.m. There will be a contest for the largest fish and the top-three catches among boys and girls will receive trophies. Since the stock of fishing poles was depleted last year, there will be 600 poles given away to encourage children to return with one they have already received. For kids who bring their own pole, they will be given tackle to start a tackle box. Walmart was a big contributor last year for prizes, and the club hopes this year will be no different. A light lunch of hot dogs, chips and soda will be available.

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ocal outdoorsmen offered these locations as popular places to fish: Albert Lea Lake This lake has 24 miles of shoreline and its deepest spot is six feet. It has a few accesses. One is at Frank Hall Park in Albert Lea and features a pier and a boat lunch. Another with a dock and a boat launch is at a place along South Shore Drive called St. Nicholas, a former town. A third fishing spot is at the bridge over the Shell Rock River on the south shore. The lake has gained a reputation for walleye and even has been featured on a TV fishing show. The lake is full of bass, crappie, sunfish and channel cats. Clear Lake This lake in Clear Lake, Iowa, has an average depth of 19 feet. A dredging in 2009 has improved the general health of the lake. Walleye, yellow bass, channel catfish and bullhead can be found in the lake. Fountain Lake Boats can access this lake at Brookside Park or along state Highway 13 on Edgewater Bay. Popular spots along the shore are a fishing pier at Edgewater Park, the bridge by Dane Bay, the Hatch Bridge, the dam on

Bridge Avenue and Katherine Island. Catfish are found in deep water near woods, and pan fish can be found throughout the lake. Walleye exist in its deep holes and points. Freeborn Lake This lake is fished from Arrowhead Point, a peninsula extending from the east side that almost divides the lake in half, or from the dam on the west side or from a dock at Freeborn. There is boat access at Arrowhead Point County Park. The lake has yellow bass, sunfish and smallmouth bass. Geneva Lake This shallow lake is good to fish in the morning. Many fishermen like to fish near the new dam on the southeast side. It has been stocked in recent years with northern pike and yellow perch. There also are several good fishing spots along Turtle Creek to the east. Pickerel Lake This lake was recently stocked with northern pike by the Department of Natural Resources and also has pan fish. Boat access and a county park are on the east shore along U.S. Highway 69. St. Olaf Lake This lake is near New Richland and has one access point with a beach. It is full of crappie, sunfish, northern and bass.

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Street to Fountain Street, it will be set up like an outdoor market, offering food, drinks, live entertainment and arts and crafts vendors. Petersen said as of the middle of May there were 12 arts and craft vendors who had signed up to participate — and more are inquiring every day. She said she was pleased with this number because when Rochester started its Thursdays on First there were only 12 vendors who applied. Now they have more than 200 apply. The vendors could have anything ranging from drawings and paintings, to photography, jewelry and woodworking. There could also be textiles, paper goods, sculptures and pottery. A group of people selected as a jury will review the applications and make sure the artwork or craft is 85 to 90 percent handmade. Food vendors will also have to fill out an application to participate and must be licensed. The Albert Lea City Council in its May 14 meeting approved classifying the event as a community event and authorized alcohol to be served outdoors within the blocked off portion of the street. People drinking will be given a cup with the Wind Down

Wednesday logo on it to use for drinks. Entertainment, planned by local singer Jennifer Ordalen, will be on two ends of the street. One stage called the Broadway Stage will be near the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center on Broadway Avenue and the other one will be set up in between the Freeborn National Bank building and the Shoff Chiropractic building. There will be music from a variety of genres, including country, rock, blues, R&B, alternative and jazz. In May, entertainers signed up to perform included Andrea Jeitz, Paul Christian, Indiscrepancy, Megan Kirsch and Oceanna Snyder, Steve Sullivan & the Machine, Bob Tewes, Aztec Dancers, Lillie Nielsen, Riptide, Ashley Gold, Cassondra Lee Meyer, PB & the Jam, Ashley Gold, Kyle Kolia, Allison Scott and Adam Wolleburg. A mariachi band and the winner of the Battle of the Bands also will perform. Downtown businesses will likely have additional specials planned. The event will take place rain or shine. For more information people can visit www.winddownwednesday.com.

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he July Jubilee in Lake Mills, Iowa, will be July 13, 14 and 15. All weekend there will be the Floyd Thomas Art Gallery at Linda Kane Photography and a rendezvous on South Mill Street featuring a variety of activities. Friday will have a street dance featuring Pop Rocks and a bake sale at the Lake Mills Civic Center. There will also be food and wine tasting at the 1901 Victorian House. Saturday will begin with a 5k walk/run and later a parade and picnic. During the afternoon there will be a mug bog for all-terrain vehicles and three-onthree basketball contest. The day will end with a street dance featuring Sell Out Stereo. Sunday will begin with a pancake breakfast followed by a radio-controlled air show at the airport. There will also be a kayak float at Rice Lake where Jaimyan DaVeiga people can enjoy a half hour of free A camel was one of several animals led kayaking. through the 2011 parade during the The July Jubilee will feature many July Jubilee in Lake Mills, Iowa. events all ages will enjoy.

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orthwood, Iowa, has planned a wide variety of events for its annual Fourth of July Celebration, ranging from musical entertainment to a peddle pull. The fun starts on Wednesday with breakfast at the Northwood United Methodist Church followed by a parade at about 11 a.m. There will be food and activities in the park, a duck race and pedal pull. In the evening there will be a meal

at the fairgrounds followed by a performance by Richie Lee. The fireworks will be at 10 p.m. that evening. Friday will feature a performance from Cherry Gun in the evening and the beer garden will be open. Saturday will have many tournaments going on throughout the day, from horseshoe to softball to disc golf. There will also be a performance by Rhino at 9 p.m. Sunday will begin with a church service in the park, a continuation

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he Ryan Truesdell Memorial Sports Weekend will take place on September 8 and 9 this fall. The weekend is planned in memory of Ryan “Pie” Truesdell. Ryan was a 2005 graduate of Albert Lea High School who died Aug. 14, 2007, after becoming trapped in a steel corn bin at the east site of the Glenville Grain elevator. Ryan’s father, Scott, started the memorial weekend nearly one month after his son’s death to turn a tragic situation into something positive. This year will be the sixth year. “The tournament has been a great thing,” Scott said. “I’m so impressed with my son for being on the earth the short amount of time he was and touching so many people.” Last year more than $9,000 dollars was raised. After the costs it takes to run the event are paid out, the remaining is donated. Last year it was donated to benefits, Albert Lea Grizzlies football and 10-year-old Culley Larson’s 10 Bikes for 10 Kids effort. “We’ve made a mark here in Albert Lea that has kept his legacy alive,” Scott said. To get a better grip on the weekend, Scott said the event will be going back to the basics. There won’t be a golf tournament or fishing tournament like in past years and all events will take place at Snyder Fields beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday.

Leagues Albert Lea 13 men’s league teams When: 6:30 p.m., Thursdays Where: Snyder Fields Maple Island 11 men’s league teams, 5 co-ed teams Men: 7 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays Co-ed: 6:30 p.m., Thursdays Where: Maple Island Ballpark Glenville 4 co-ed teams When: 7 p.m., Fridays Where: Glenville beach There will be a hog raffle where people can buy a ticket for a dollar and have a chance at winning two hogs. Scott said it’s one of the biggest money makers because there isn’t anywhere to purchase a hog for a buck. There will also be a silent auction, a home run derby, and softball, volleyball and bean bag tournaments going on. The pay out for the softball tournament has been raised from last year. First place will receive $500, second will get $300 and third will get $100. There is a three-game guarantee. For questions or to help, call Scott Truesdell at 507-383-1958.

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reeborn Days returns again this year, and is scheduled for Saturday, July 21. The events are sure to be fun for children. Saturday will kick off with breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. in the American Legion Hall. During breakfast the Freeborn Area Cancer Committee will be holding a bake sale in the Legion Hall. There will be citywide rummage sales from 8 a.m. to noon. At noon there will be a children’s parade with a tie-dye theme. There will be children’s games and activities in the park, until the end of the celebration at 3 p.m. There will be no street dance this year during the Freeborn Days, because there are too many other private functions going on at the time, said

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ricelyn’s 55th annual Fourth of July Celebration is July 6-8. Events will begin Friday evening with a senior citizen pie and ice cream social and music and a dance at the Legion Hall. Events on Saturday include a walk/ run, parade, variety show and chicken barbeque. There will also be a street dance

sponsored by the firemen, fireworks display and a dance at the Legion Hall. Sunday morning will begin with a pancake breakfast for the Bricelyn Fire Department and a community worship service in the park. During the week there will be a medallion hunt. Clues for the medallion will be left throughout the week and if it is not found, the prize of $100 will go to next year’s medallion hunt.


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he Hollandale Harvest Festival is scheduled for Sept. 8 and will be a full day of free events. Hollandale Harvest Festival chairwoman Amy Ogren said it will begin with a pancake breakfast, arts and crafts show and farmers market. Throughout the day there will be citywide rummage sales and the Three in One Bar & Restaurant will have

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boat launching area, restrooms, fishing and a shelter house. St. Nicholas County Park is on County Road 19 (South Shore Drive), approximately 3 1/2 miles southeast of Albert Lea. This 13-acre park is on the south side of Albert Lea Lake near the location of a pioneer village once named St. Nicholas. Facilities at this park are limited to a picnic area and a small shelter structure. Nearby is a boat launching area which is maintained by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. White Woods Nature Park is a mile south of Twin Lakes and just to the west of U.S. Highway 69. This 176-acre park was once a farm place which has now been allowed to revert back to a natural woodland-and small prairie locale. Facilities listed for White Woods Nature Park consist of a picnic area, cross-country skiing trail, restrooms, horseshoe pits, hiking/hiking trails and a shelter house. There is a $10 fee for reserving the large pavilions at three of the parks. For further information or for reservations call 377-5188.

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Shinefest workers to fix up homes

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hinefest — the week churches from Albert Lea area giving back to the community — will take place Aug. 11-18. The volunteers will participate in an initiative to fix up homes called Rock the Block, joining volunteers from United Way of Freeborn County, Habitat for Humanity of Freeborn and Mower Counties and the Albert Lea Housing and Redevelopment Authority. Shinefest volunteers will hold an oil change and blood drive at the Freeborn County Fairgrounds on Aug. 18. Shinefest Tractor Ride The Shinefest Tractor Ride has a goal of 100 tractors this year. It is slated for July 21. It starts at at the Freeborn County Fairgrounds and goes past Thorne Crest Retirement Community, Oak Park Place, Good Samaritan Society and St. John’s Lutheran Home. It then goes south on Highway 69,

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he Freeborn County Fair bills itself as the Six Best Days of Summer. The fair this summer takes place July 31 through Aug. 5 at the fairgrounds on Bridge Avenue in Albert Lea. It will feature some new and old acts for entertainment. There will be nightly shows at 8:30 p.m., featuring Colt Ford, Kip Moore, Thompson Square, Charley Pride and Lonestar. The Demo Derby will again be on Sunday at 4 p.m. July 31: Colt Ford With his imposing physique, larger than life personality and outrageous videos, it could be easy to lose something important in Colt Ford’s ample shadow: the music. But make no mistake, Colt Ford is a musician. A natural drummer, he is as comfortable laying down a beat as he is in front of the mic, singing and talking honestly about the country life he and his devoted audiences have in common. And while some may consider the Academy of Country Music Award nominee’s style of rhythmic sing-speak to be rural rap, what Colt does has been a part of country music for ages. It’s in Hank Williams Sr.’s “Kaw-Liga” and in his recitations recorded as Luke the Drifter. It’s in the story songs of Johnny Cash. The double-talking jive of Jerry Reed. The wild wordplay of Charlie Daniels. And in Jason Aldean’s swerving hit single “Dirt Road Anthem” — a song co-written and originally recorded by Colt. Like his heroes before him, the Athens, Ga., native is the real deal. Kip Moore

“Recitation and talking records were here long before me, and they’ll be here long after me,” he said. “I’m a country artist, and I want people to know how much I genuinely respect this music and my fans.” That respect for the genre is evident throughout his latest album, “Every Chance I Get,” a tight collection of backwoods boogies and rebel yells. There is even a sentimental ballad or two. “This is the best combination of everything that Colt Ford is capable of doing on one record,” he said. “I think I’ve grown a ton as an artist and as a songwriter since my last record, ‘Chicken And Biscuits.’ But I am still conscious of who my fans are and who I am.” And who is he exactly? Colt is, in part, a tireless worker, a passionate performer, a devoted father — and a man not afraid to reveal his love for his daughter in the heartfelt “She Wants to Ride in Trucks” or tout his country pride in first single “Country Thang.” The latter boasts a defiant vocal by Eric Church, while “Ride in Trucks” features Craig Morgan, carrying on a guest-vocalist tradition

started on Colt’s debut album, “Ride Through the Country.”

Aug. 1: Kip Moore Singer-songwriter Kip Moore combines a raw and rustic voice with compelling lyrics of honesty to create a unique sound that’s simultaneously hypnotic and edgy. His voice is weathered by life’s detours and disappointments and strengthened by his dreams and determination. His music is infused with relentless intensity, both of passion and frustration. The boy who grew up daydreaming about life outside of the small town of Tifton, Ga., became a man who has been continually inspired by Bruce Springsteen and Kris Kristofferson to paint vivid portraits with his lyrics. His debut project is different, as evidenced by the album’s first single, “Mary Was the Marrying Kind,” the story of the one who got away. The dreamy and spell-binding song is the true story of one of Kip’s friends, who returned to his hometown after about six years and saw the once tall, lanky girl who had since come into her own and become a model. He’s most well-known for his single “Somethin’ ’bout a Truck.” The anthemic “Drive Me Crazy” is the story of two troubled teens who find a safe harbor in each other, if only for a few fleeting moments. “They are the getaway car for each other from everyday life,” he said. “When they’re together, what they live in is in the rear-view mirror and it’s just one big infatuation love story that lasts for a very short time. With its bass line and drums, “Up All Night” is about continuing to live life to its fullest. “’Up All Night’ is the story of not wanting to give into your age and how life is supposed to be lived once you reach a certain age,” he said.

Aug. 2: Thompson Square Thompson Square isn’t a real place, exactly. It’s the musical territory staked out by the husband-and-wife duo of Keifer and Shawna Thompson, an exciting and unpredictable area where country meets rock, rough meets smooth and one vagabond heart finds a harmonious common ground with another. It’s the sweet destination where two journeys end and another one begins. “It’s the place where we create our thing, a little fantasyland where we live,” Keifer says. And now the rest of us get to discover that magical place, starting with the chart-topping duo’s self-titled debut album. Fans began truly getting to know their way around Stoney Creek Records’ Thompson Square with the release of their Grammy nominated radio smash, “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not,” a fitting introduction to the Thompsons’ natural chemistry and spirit of buoyant romance. Things have happened very quickly since then: Thompson Square earned three fan-voted American Country Awards for Single of the Year by a Group, Single of the Year by a New Artist and Music Video of the Year by a New Artist. “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” also earned two Grammy nominations for Best Country Song and Best Country Duo/ Group Continued on Page 20

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Strawberry Festival is new A.L. event

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ith the success of Albert Lea’s first-ever Fall Festival in 2011, downtown business owners and farmers market vendors are coming together to host what they call the Strawberry Festival. Scheduled for the last Saturday in June from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the event encourages people to come down to Broadway Avenue from Fountain Street to Main Street to take part in family activities. “The success of the fall festival is what has this group thinking that we need to do more for Albert Lea because we heard such positive comments on it,” said organizer Linda Knudsen, owner of Plymouth Shoe Store. “People like to walk downtown, and they like all the variety of shops.” For the event, the Albert Lea Farmers Market will line the street, along with other craft vendors selling jewelry and even hammock chairs. Numerous food vendors will also be on hand, including Papa Murphy’s and Merrill’s Popcorn, along with vendors selling crumbled beef sandwiches, mini doughnuts and pulled pork sandwiches. Crescendo owner Bob Tewes will present food demonstrations, there will be train rides for children and the Parks & Recreation Department will also be providing some other children’s games. Knudsen estimated last year there were between 4,000 and 5,000 people at the Fall Festival, and organizers are hoping for another successful day at the Strawberry Festival. “It was a huge, huge hit,” she said. “We’re hoping for a beautiful, sunny day.” She said she hopes the event will bring more fun to Albert Lea and keep people shopping locally instead of going out of town. “I’m just hoping it grows and grows,” Knudsen said. She said because some produce is ripening early this year due to the warm weather, she is hoping there will still be strawberries around for the event. If there’s not strawberries there will definitely be raspberries. The fall festival is being planned this year for Sept. 22.

Tim Engstrom

Matt Jacobs, center, checks the temperature of chicken wings in 2011 at the Big Island BBQ State Championship at the Freeborn County Fairgrounds while Brad Elo turns the wings and Rob Van Hout watches.

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At the 2011 Big Island BBQ, J.R. Lewis with the Rochester restaurant Bob’s Smoke Stack Ribs describes to Tim Gayles how the team had to regulate the temperature of the smoker when they switched it from gas to charcoal.

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he best barbecue cooks from across the Midwest will bear down on the Freeborn County Fairgrounds Aug. 24 and 25 for the annual Big Island BBQ State Championship. Perry Vining, organizer of the event, said more than 70 teams have signed up for a chance to win more than $13,000 in prize money. The fifth-annual state championship barbecue contest, sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society, will be open from 5 to 10 p.m. Aug. 24 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 25 at the fairgrounds. On Friday starting at 5 p.m. the public can taste and vote for best chili made by more than 20 different teams for $3. Then at 7 p.m., the public can taste and vote for best chicken wings for $5. There will be an estimated 750 pounds of wings prepared in at least 20 different styles and more than 100 gallons of chili at the event. The Big Island BBQ, which will also feature music, entertainment and games, is free to the general public and the only costs are for food or beverage. “The whole family can come and enjoy it both days for free,” Vining said. “It’s a chance to meet a lot of really interesting people who love to cook.” He said it is also a good opportunity to get new ideas and new recipes. Barbecue vendors from area states will be serving ribs, brisket, pulled pork and stuffed potatoes all hours of the event. The categories of the competition are chicken, pork ribs, pork shoulder/butt, beef brisket, homemade sauce, dessert, anything butt, chicken wings and chili. Prices are paid out to 10 places in all categories. On Saturday there will be children’s games of all types from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The winner of the Big Island Bar-B-Que receives a cash payout of $2,500 as well as an invitation to the American Royal/KC Masterpiece Invitational in Kansas City, Mo. The overall winner is also in a drawing to represent Minnesota at the World Jack Daniels Championship. The overall brisket winner qualifies for the 2013 Chest to Chest World Brisket Championship in Great Bend, Kan. In 2011, approximately 2,000 people attended the event, representing nine states: North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Illinois and Missouri, according to Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce officials.


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and open picnic shelter, a swimming beach, lake and river fishing, carry in boat access to the lake where electric motors only are allowed. Firewood is available for purchase. For more information call (507) 3525111. Minneopa State Park The park’s name was taken from the Dakota Indian phrase meaning “water falling twice,” for the waterfall at the park that falls first in a seven-foot cascade, and then in a 30-foot cascade. A century ago, people traveled to this park by train to enjoy a Sunday picnic by the waterfalls. The waterfall is still a popular regional destination. Another highlight is the nearby Sepmann Windmill, built of stone by an early settler. Photographers will enjoy both. There are also four miles of hiking trail that encircle the falls with native prairie and provides views of the Minnesota River valley. Minneopa State Park is five miles west of Mankato. The waterfalls are in the area of this park off U.S. Highway 169, and the mill and campground are off state Highway 68. This park has 61 drive-in (or pullthrough) sites for camping, with six for full electrical hookups which will accommodate recreational vehicles up to 60 feet in length. The are handicap accessible showers and flush toilets. There is one group camp and one camper cabin. Summer recreation facilities include a picnic area, handicapaccessible open picnic shelter, fishing in both the park’s steam and nearby Minnesota River, and carry in boat access to the river. A volleyball court and horseshoe playing area are also provided. There’s also a visitor center with a gift shop and interpretive exhibits. Firewood and ice are available for sale in the park. For more information call (507) 3895464.

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Page 20 — Albert Lea Tribune, Wednesday, June 6, 2012 Continued from Page 18 Performance of the Year. The album seamlessly combines the twosome’s wide-ranging influences into a loose, lively and identifiable sound all their own. “There are songs that will make you laugh, make you dance, make you cry,” Keifer says. “We tried to touch upon the whole gamut of emotions.” The playful “Let’s Fight,” for instance, is an upbeat ode to friendly marital spats—and the ensuing reconciliations. “Shawna and I get along sometimes too good, because it’s hard to write sad songs about love lost when you’re not experiencing that,” quips Keifer. “But I thought it’d be cool to write a song saying, ‘Let’s fight and get things stirred up … and then make up!’” The Thompsons explore the endless dynamics of couplehood throughout the album, as in the opening rush of the ebullient “I Got You” and the muscular, mischievous “Getaway Car.” But they also explore the darker side of relationships, as on simmering ballads like the conciliatory “If It Takes All Night” and the fragile “Glass.” It’s just one way in which Thompson Square subverts the stereotype of the married couple singing sticky-sweet songs of devotion to one another. “We don’t want to do lovey-dovey songs,” Shawna said. “This is real stuff.” Aug. 3: Charley Pride Born to poor sharecroppers, one of 11 children in Sledge, Miss., Pride is a timeless everyman, revered by his musical peers and adored by countless Charley Pride

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millions of fans around the globe. His golden baritone voice has transcended race and spanned the generations. Dozens of Pride’s chart toppers now stand as modern classics. “Kiss An Angel Good Morning” went on to be a million-selling crossover single and helped Pride land Country Music Association Awards as Entertainer of the Year in 1971 and Top Male Vocalist in 1971 and 1972. Other memorable Pride standards include “Is Anybody Goin’ To San Antone?” “I’m So Afraid of Losing You Again,” “Mississippi Cotton Picking Delta Town,” “Someone Loves You Honey,” “When I Stop Leaving I’ll be gone,” “Burgers and Fries” and “You’re So Good When You’re Bad,” to name but a few. His moving performances of Hank Williams classics “Kaw-Liga” and “Honky Tonk Blues” on his number 1 album, “There’s a Little Bit of Hank in Me,” was also certified Gold. Aug. 4: Lonestar Known both for their strong country roots as well as their multi-genre crossover appeal that has led to a history of success on the pop/rock charts, Lonestar has only their own career records to break. To date, the band has RIAA certified sales in excess of 10 million album units since their national launch in 1995. The Texas-bred band

has had an impressive list of hit singles on the country charts, including 10 No, 1’s as well as nine Top 40 songs on the pop charts. Signature songs in the mid-90s included early No. 1 hits such as “No News” and “Come Cryin’ To Me.” Their 1999 album release, Lonely Grill, produced Lonestar’s biggest crossover smash to date, the ballad “Amazed,” which spent eight weeks at the No. 1 spot on the country charts, as well as reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The dual win made them the first country act since Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton’s “Islands In the Stream” in 1983 to accomplish this career milestone. Three more singles from the band (“Smile,” “What About Now” and “Tell Her”) followed to No. 1 as the Lonely Grill album was certified multiplatinum. Lonestar dealt listeners a follow-up platinum hand with the release of their “I’m Already There” album (2001) with the title track lead-off single spending six weeks at No. 1 as the album was on the way to platinum certification. In addition to garnering music accolades, Lonestar has been lauded for its continuous outreach in the arena of humanitarian goodwill. The band was recognized by The Academy of Country Music with the coveted Home Depot Humanitarian Award

in 2003 for their continued commitment to help build the dreams of those in need — this in recognition to the group’s single-handed dedication to the building of a playground for children in tornado-ravaged Jackson, Tenn. America’s military forces have been a major focus for concert and fundraising efforts by the band as has St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, to mention only a few of their ongoing humanitarian interests. Smoke-free Saturday New this year is that Saturday will be designated as a non-smoking day. Fair Manager Norm Fredin said he was approached by Alice Englin of Freeborn County Partners in Prevention about the idea. There will be two designated smoking areas provided. The fair this year will feature a show called Elephant Encounter. Fredin said lately it has had exotic animals at the fair including alligators in 2010 and tigers in 2011. Other entertainment includes a demolition derby at 4 p.m. on Sunday. There will be daily pig races in Machinery Hill. Again local thespians will put on A Touch of Broadway shows at the Fairlane Building. Entertainment Square will feature local artists including Mariachi Del Norte from Austin. Again there will be traditional fair food as well as new vendors to try. Some of the new vendors include a buffalo wings vendor and a vendor touting fresh-cut French fries and onion rings. As always guests and residents of Freeborn County will be able to expect a little of the old and a little of the new at the Freeborn County Fair. Fredin said Merriam’s Midway Shows will again be providing rides and entertainment on the Midway. The beer garden will again offer mixed drinks and pull tabs, opening daily at 1 p.m. The Conservation Building was replaced, and Entertainment Square has been moved south. General admission for the fair is $9, which includes entrance to Grandstand shows. Limited reserve seating at the Grandstand is $25. Senior admission on Wednesday is $4. Season tickets purchased before July 31 are $36. Aug. 1 through the fair season tickets are $42. Children 10 and under are free. Season auto tickets are $15, and daily auto tickets are $5. Livestock exhibitor tickets are $25, which includes parking. Non-fair camping fee is $20 per night. The fair’s website is www.freeborncountyfair.com.

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Albert Lea Knights The Albert Lea Knights Baseball Club, formed in 2006, provides youth in the Albert Lea area the opportunity to learn and play baseball. 9A June 8-10: Farmington Tournament July 22-24: Albert Lea Tournament 9AAA June 8-10: Burnsville Tournament June 22-24: Austin Tournament July 13-15: Gopher State Tournament July 20-22: Minn. Baseball Tournament July 27-29: MSF Tournament

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July 13-15: Gopher State Tournament July 20-22: Minn. Baseball Tournament July 27-29: MSF Tournament 11AAA June 8-10: Burnsville Tournament June 22-24: Albert Lea Tournament July 13-15: Minn. Baseball Tournament July 20-21: Gopher State Tournament July 27-29: MSF Tournament 12A June 8-10: Mankato Tournament June 22-24: Shakopee Tournament July 13-15: Minn. Baseball Tournament July 27-29: Gopher State Tournament

10A June 22-24: Albert Lea Tournament June 30-July 1: Blue Earth Tournament July 13-15: Minn. Baseball Tournament

12AAA June 8-10: Burnsville Tournament June 15-17: Chanhassen Tournament July 13-15: Minn. Baseball Tournament July 27-29: MSF Tournament

10AAA June 8-10: Burnsville Tournament June 22-24: Albert Lea Tournament July 13-15: Minn. Baseball Tournament July 20-22: Gopher State Tournament July 27-29: MSF Tournament

13AA June 8-10: Burnsville Tournament July 13-15: Gopher State Tournament July 20-22: Minn. Baseball Tournament July 27-29: MSF Tournament

11AA June 8-10: Burnsville Tournament June 22-24: Albert Lea Tournament

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An Albert Lea Legion player swings at a pitch in July last year during Game 1 of the District 1 championship at Hayek Field.

Albert Lea Legion The Albert Lea Post 56 American Legion baseball team is made up of players at about the same age as high school varsity teams. Home games are at Hayek Field on Clark Street in Albert Lea. June 7: Owatonna, 6 p.m. June 9: at Onalaska, 2 p.m., double June 10: at Winona, 12 p.m., double June 12: at Rochester Century, 5:30 p.m. June 15: Rochester John Marshall, 5 p.m., double June 16: Roch. Mayo, 4 p.m., double June 18: Austin, 6 p.m. June 22: at Snake Pit Tournament, Burnsville, TBA

June 23: at Snake Pit Tournament, Burnsville, TBA June 24: at Snake Pit Tournament, Burnsville, TBA June 26: at Waseca, 6:30 p.m. July 6: at Owatonna, 6 p.m. July 10: at Kasson, 5 p.m., double July 11: Northfield, 6 p.m. July 13: at Gopher Classic, Irondale, TBA July 14: at Gopher Classic, Irondale, TBA July 15: at Gopher Classic, Irondale, TBA July 16: at Austin, 7 p.m. July 17: Waseca, 6:30 p.m. July 19: Rochester Century, 6 p.m. July 24-29: at District Tournament, Waseca, TBA Aug. 3-6: at State Legion Tournament, TBA

June 6: Mantorville, 5 p.m. June 9: Rochester John Marshall, 11 a.m., double June 13: at Cannon Falls, 5 p.m. June 16: at Stewartville, 11 a.m., double

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Albert Lea VFW The Albert Lea VFW team is made up of players at about the same age as high school junior varsity teams. Home games are at Hayek Field on Clark Street in Albert Lea.

Reinertson’s Embroidery

Custom Framing & Gallery

228 S Broadway • Albert Lea, MN

AMERICAN LEGION

June 20: Owatonna, 5 p.m. June 23: at Rochester Century, 11 a.m., double June 27: Northfield, 5 p.m. June 30: at Faribault, 11 a.m., double July 7: Winona, 11 a.m., double July 14: at Owatonna, TBA, tournament July 21-22: at District Tournament, Round 1, TBA July: 28-29: at District Tournament, Round 2, TBA

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Assembly of God

First Lutheran Church

Art & Garden Tour to display 6 gardens

Area locations

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Albert Lea Aquatic Center • Location: 321 James Ave. • Features: Water park, kiddie pool, two diving platforms, pool with zero entry to 13-foot depth. • Swimming lessons available • Lifeguards present • Hours: Open 1 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 1 to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays • Admission: $1.25 for children 2 and under, $3.25 for 3-17 year olds, $3.50 for 18 and older; individual season passes $35 for city residents, $45 for non-city residents • Information: 507-373-3328

By Sarah Stultz

rea residents will have the chance to view some nontraditional art during the third week in July for the annual Art & Garden Tour of the Albert Lea Art Center. Six area gardens in Albert Lea will be on display along with at least one artist at each location. The gardens and artists will be announced at a later date. “Every garden is individual,” said Donna Widenhoefer, Art & Garden Tour coordinator. “They’re all lovely in their own way.” Widenhoefer said though people think of art as something that can be hung on the wall, the tour shows that art can be found in other means, such as landscapes and gardens. “It’s really an extension of art in the community,” she said. Tickets are $10 and will be available mid-June at the art center and at various businesses in the community. A map and description of all the garden locations will be included in the ticket. People can walk as slowly or as quickly as they choose through the gardens, Widenhoefer said. The artists present will represent a variety of mediums. “We don’t just want watercolors

Sarah Stultz

This garden, in the front corner of Ken and Carol Bertleson’s front yard in 2011 features bee balm, daylilies and cone flowers, among others.

and flowers,” said Pat Garbisch, administrator at the art center. Garbisch said she has had people asking about the tour as early as in January, many of which are in garden clubs in smaller, nearby communities. Hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 20, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 21. The art center has been putting on the event for almost 20 years. It is one of the organization’s primary fundraisers.

Albert Lea Art Center Unique Junque Sale June 9 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Annual Art Center rummage sale fundraiser at 1206 W. Richway Drive. Adventures in the Outdoors, Minnesota Style June 14-28 Show will include an exhibit on hunting, fishing and other outdoor events. Open house from 5 to 7 p.m. June 14. Riverland Community College permanent collection Aug. 9-Sept. 22 Open house will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 9

Godtland Lecture Series featuring Ron Widenhoefer June 21 at 7 p.m. Tick tock: The art of making a clock Godtland Lecture Series featuring Steve Tubbs July 19 at 7 p.m. Passion for pottery Art & Garden Tour July 20-21 Godtland Lecture Series featuring Cathy Porter Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. The art of quilting Godtland Lecture Series featuring Lilah Aas Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. An evening with Mark Twain

www.flcal.org ELCA 301 West Clark • 373-6424

1540 S. Shore Drive • Albert Lea SUNDAY

May 27-Sept. 2

8:45 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adult Sunday School 10 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Praise and Worship

Sunday Worship Traditional............... 8:00 am (Nursery Provided) Contemporary......... 10:00 am Peace & Power - KAAL TV Sun..................... 10:00 am Radio Broadcast - KATE Sun..........................11:00 am Thursday Worship............................................ 6:30 pm

WEDNESDAY

6:30 pm . . Children's Ministry, Cindy Westland 6:30 pm . . . . . . . . . Youth Ministry, Brad Nelson 6:30 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pastor Lee Freshour

St. Theodore Catholic Church 315 E. Clark St. Albert Lea

Summer Worship Schedule Hayward Lutheran Church 200 Main St, Hayward 8:30 a.m. Sundays Trondjhem Lutheran Church 87740 170th St, Austin 10:00 a.m. Sundays 507-373-8479

Albert Lea’s City Beach • Location: 300 Johnson St. • Features: 1.6 acres of sandy beach off of Fountain Lake with roped off swimming area, bathhouse with restrooms and changing rooms, sand volleyball court, small public dock, picnic tables, tier one skate park • No lifeguards present • Admission: Free • Information: 507-377-4370

Our Father's House 18358 Hwy. 69, Albert Lea

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Alden’s Morin Lake • Features: 21.07 acres of lake area; maximum depth 7 feet • No lifeguards present • Admission: Free

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Bricelyn City Pool The Albert Lea pool provides relief from • Location: Pool in city park the heat and fun for many families. • Features: Dive platform, basketball hoop, water slide and separate kiddie swim, 5 to 6:30 p.m. for family swim and 6:30 to 8:30 pool. p.m. for open swim. • Swimming lessons available • Admission: $4 for age 6 and over, $3 for children • Lifeguards present ages 3 to 5, free for children under age 2; season • Hours: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and 6 to 8:30 p.m. daily. passes are $75 for one person, $100 for married • Admission: $3 each, free for under age 2. couple, $125 for family • Information: 507-653-4367 • Information: 641-592-3251 Ellendale’s Beaver Lake Beach New Richland’s St. Olaf Lake • Location: About three to four miles northwest of • Location: Northeast of New Richland Ellendale and next to Steele County Road 28. • Features: Swimming beach, which is part of a New • Features: Swimming beach with nearby pavilions, Richland City Park; swimming area is clearly defined play area, horseshoe pits, sand volleyball court, boat with ropes and floats. There is also a platform within dock and fishing pier this area. • Swimming lessons available • Swimming lessons available • Lifeguards present from 1 to 6 p.m. • Lifeguards present June 11-Aug. 13 • Admission: free • Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. • Information: 507-444-4321 • Admission: Free • Information: 507-465-3514 Glenville Beach • Location: About 1 1/2 miles north of Glenville in a Northwood City Pool former gravel pit with fresh water from several springs • Location: Pool at Swensrud Park • Features: Water slide and an offshore raft with • Features: Double loop, water slide, diving board, a high-diving board and a low-diving board, water zero-depth entry area marked off for younger children trampoline, three volleyball courts, picnic shelter and • Swimming lessons available softball field. Depth of pond near the raft is 12 to 13 • Lifeguards present feet deep. Separate kiddie area marked off with ropes • Hours: Noon to 7 p.m. daily and floats • Admission: $3 for adults, $3 for 18 and under, $2 • Lifeguards present for preschoolers; individual season pass for $80, family • Hours: 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. daily, weather season pass for $130 permitting • Information: 641-324-1075 • Admission: $3 for adults, $1 for 18 and under, free for children 5 and under Wells Municipal Pool • Information: 507-383-6523 or 402-4511 • Location: South end of the community near Thompson Park and the golf course clubhouse Lake Mills City Pool • Features: Diving board at deep end, separate • Location: Pool near the tennis courts and skate kiddie pool park and east of Oakwood Park in the south part of • Swimming lessons available the city. • Lifeguards present • Features: Water slide, several water-based play • Hours: 7 to 8 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for lap features, portion blocked off for younger children, swim; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays for three diving boards adult swim; 1:30 to 5 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for • Swimming lessons available open swim daily; 5 to 6 p.m. for family swim Mondays, • Lifeguards present Wednesdays and Fridays; 5 to 6 p.m. for lap swim • Hours: Mondays through Fridays, hours are 11:45 Tuesdays and Thursdays. a.m. to 1 p.m. for aerobic and lap swimming, and • Admission: $4 per person. 1 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8:30 p.m. for open swimming. • Information: 507-553-3613. Saturday and Sunday hours are 1 to 5 p.m. for open

Summer Sunday Schedule 8 a.m. Prayer 9 a.m. Fellowship 9:30 a.m. Worship

Summer Worship Directory

June 24 - Outdoor worship at Edgewater Park Pavilion 10:30 a.m., picnic immediately following

August 12-16 - Vacation Bible School Call 373-8609 to register in advance.

924 Bridge Ave, Albert Lea, MN www.zion4jesus.org

308 Water St. 373-2035

Sunday Worship

Summer 9 a.m. Fall 9 a.m. Children & Adult Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship Pastor Dwight Netzer

United Methodist Church

Pastor Tom Biatek

2012

July 3 - Family Fair

12:30-4:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church

5:15 p.m. Saturday Mass 9:30 a.m. Sunday Broadcast Mass 11:00 a.m. Mass en Español

Summer Worship May 27 - September 2 • Sundays 9:00 a.m. 702 Highway 69 S. Albert Lea

373-8233

First Baptist Church 335 West Clark • 373-2734 Pastor Clayton Balsley

Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Tuesday Bible Study 9:30 a.m.

Find area church service times every Friday in the Albert Lea Tribune

Grace Lutheran Church

Join us every Sunday at 9 & 10:30 a.m. Located 1/2 mile north of I-90 on Bridge Ave. 3402 Hoeger Lane, Albert Lea • 507-377-3276

Evangelical Lutheran Church 320 West College Street Albert Lea, MN • 373-6097

www.oursaviorsels.com

facebook.com/oursaviorsalbertlea Sunday Worship 9:00 am Pastors: James Kassera & Wayne Halvorson

918 Garfield Ave. 373-6496

Summer Schedule

Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend Sunday Worship 8:30 & 10:00 am Wednesday Worship 7:00 pm

Rally Sunday - September 9

Regular Schedule

Sunday Worship 8:30 & 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesday Worship 6:00 pm www.gracealbertlea.org


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Call about wine tasting events!

Support group throws Freedom Festival

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By Kelli Lageson

eterans of all ages and their supporters are welcomed to an-all day event this June in Albert Lea. Albert Lea’s Beyond the Yellow Ribbon group is hosting an all-day event for any member of the military, their family and the entire community called Freedom Festival. “We wanted a way for the community to be able to thank all the veterans,” group chairman John Severtson said. From 1 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 30 at Edgewater Park there will be entertainment for all ages. There are three bands lined up: Alley Catz from 12:30 to 3 p.m., Sent from 3 to 6 p.m. and Bad Monkey from 6 to 9 p.m. and

they will all perform at the Bandshell. The National Guard is bringing in a rock-climbing wall, obstacle course and other activities and games for children. There will be plenty to do for children of all ages, including a bean bag tournament for adults. There will be informational booths available during the day to explain different military benefits and services available to all ages of veterans. Cargill has donated hot dogs and all the fixings for the whole day, and Geneva Bar & Grill will bartend in the Cottage. The Beyond the Yellow Ribbon group hopes the entire community will come out to thank the veterans for their service. For questions please contact Severtson at 373-6694.

Freeborn County Historical Museum

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June 8-9: For Eddie Cochran Weekend the museum and village will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday with root beer floats for sale. There will be a concert at the Fairgrounds Grandstand Saturday night from 7 to 10 p.m. by Endless Summer, which is a fundraiser for Freeborn County Historical Museum’s expansion fund! June 23: Fashions Through the Years Style Show Brunch at First Lutheran Church’s Bethany Hall. Tickets must be purchased in advance, and this even is also a fundraiser for FCHM building expansion. June 24: At 2 p.m. there will be a special photo Power Point program

in lower level of museum. July 12: A Swiss Steak fundraiser for the museum will be held at the Albert Lea American Legion from 5 to 7 p.m. July 31-Aug.5: During the Freeborn County Fair the museum will be open from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Aug. 15: The Echoes From the Past cemetery walk will be at 6:30 p.m. at Graceland Cemetery in Albert Lea. Sept. 16: Autumn in the Village will be from noon to 4 p.m. in the museum village. • Check the museum’s website at www.fchm.us.

Rendezvous to have new demonstrations

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By Kelli Lageson

ver 1,000 early America re-enactors will occupy more than 250 white teepees, lodges and shelters on Oct. 6 and 7 at the Big Island Rendezvous in Albert Lea. This year is the 26th anniversary of the event, and organizer Perry Vining said there are new demonstrations that will be featured, including an entire pioneer town set up with 20 to 30 people showing different sites like a saloon, mortician and more.

Colonial crafts for sale include pottery, woodworking, clothing, jewelry, artwork, blacksmith demonstrations, candles and other handmade items from artisans from 15 states and Canada. Enjoy some delectables of yesteryears, including kettle corn, wild rice soup, funnel cakes, homemade root beer, buffalo, fry bread, beef stew, grilled pork chops and smoked turkey legs. Craft demonstrations, black powder shooting competitions, parades, Continued on Page 38

The bed races at St. Ansgar’s City Park were a popular draw at last year’s first-ever Oatmeal Days. The bed races this June 16 will start at noon.

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Oatmeal Days enter 2nd year in new form

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By Michelle Haacke

atmeal is not just cereal in St. Ansgar. In fact, an entire town celebration has been crafted around this popular breakfast staple. The home of Malt-O-Meal and Grain Millers, St. Ansgar houses one of the biggest oatmeal processing centers in the world. From this, the former Town and Country Days was revamped just last year into the even bigger and better Oatmeal Days. Oatmeal Days, slated for June 16, is a unique blend of activities for the entire family all around town, from sunrise to sunset. A 2x4 bike ride includes 10, 25 and 50-mile bicycle routes through four counties in two states — Iowa and Minnesota. A cereal sale sponsored by Malt-OMeal — with bags of Malt-O-Meal cereal for just $1 each — kicks off at 10 a.m. at the St. Ansgar Post Office parking lot. Arrive early, because they are sure to sell out, with all proceeds benefiting the United Way of North Iowa. Those curious about the inner workings of the oatmeal processor are invited to an open house celebrating the recent expansion at Grain Millers. Children will enjoy activities in St. Ansgar’s City Park from noon to 3 p.m. while adults can browse through vendor booths and special sales at the unique shops lining Fourth Street. “People come from miles and miles,” said event organizer Joyce Crowley. “Everybody enjoys the friendly attitude and beauty of our town.” A bean bag toss at the American Legion, St. Ansgar Fire Department Pork Chop Feed, crowning of Miss St.

June 16: Oatmeal Days July 21: Herb Festival Sept. 8: 12th annual Fall Festival Ansgar, and a children’s 1K Fun Run are just a few of the other activities planned for the day. The annual parade starts at 7 p.m.

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Albert Lea Veterinary Clinic

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Our staff specializes in compassionate companion animal care

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sunset dinner cruise full dinner & wine

tickets: $25

Garrett Wampler

The survivor lap is a time when anyone who has or had cancer takes the first lap of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. During the lap the names of the registered survivors are read aloud.

Freeborn County Relay for Life turns 10 519 Prospect Ave, Albert Lea • 377-7705 Michael & Susan Draayer msoutdr@myclearwave.net

2012 Date City Day Time 6-14 Manchester Thurs. 11-2 6-19 Hayward Tues. 12-3 6-27 Hartland Wed. 12-3 7-14 Albert Lea Sat. 9-12 7-19 Twin Lakes Thurs. 3-6 7-24 Oakland Tues. 12-3 8-8 Clarks Grove Wed. 12-3 8-25 Albert Lea Sat. 9-12 8-28 Maple Island Tues. 11-2 9-8 Albert Lea Sat. 9-12 9-20 Glenville Thurs. 12-3

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This place is the cat’s meow!

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By Sarah Stultz

rganizers are gearing up for the 10th anniversary of the Freeborn County Relay for Life. Sadie Wuerflein, publicity chairwoman for the committee, said committee members have been meeting for the last several months to prepare for the American Cancer Society’s signature event. The fundraiser aims to draw cancer survivors and the community together to raise awareness about cancer and support for research. This year’s relay, scheduled for Aug. 10, again will be at the Freeborn County Fairgrounds. The people being honored attend monthly meetings, participate in the Third of July Parade and share the message of how cancer has affected their lives with the community, among other responsibilities. Wuerflein said the committee is also trying to reach out to people who have not participated in the relay before and to encourage them to get involved. She said she has taken part in the relay before, but this is her first year being a part of the committee. There are still other committee openings. In 2011, Freeborn County ranked eighth out of more than 5,000 different relays in the nation for the amount of money raised per capita for its Relay for Life fundraiser. Residents collected more than $130,000.

Sample Saturday Series June 9: Disc golf, 10 a.m., Bancroft Bay Park June 23: Yoga in the Park, 10 a.m., Bancroft Bay Park July 7: Archery, 1-4 p.m., Brookside Park Boathouse July 21: Free swim day, Albert Lea city pool Aug. 11: To be announced Walking Moai This year, organizers of the citywide Moai program are working to incorporate all forms of activity into the program. This year the program will be called Moais in Motion. Instead of tracking steps, organizers will track minutes spent as a moai. A kickoff for this year’s program is slated for June 2. “We’re definitely very open to helping people try to find a moai, especially if they’re new to town or have a certain schedule,” Eric Sauer said. Organizers also are trying to develop something called Vitality Adventures, where group can take part in a medallion hunt at the city’s different parks. Like last year, there will be Saturdays throughout the summer that people can learn about different forms of exercise. Events are free and open to the public. If people have questions, they can call Albert Lea Parks and Recreation at 377-4370.

Relax on Thirsty Thursday!

Garrett Wampler

Runners begin the first mile of the 5k River Run during Glenville Days.

Thursday cruise with Appetizers, Margaritas & massages

$20 adults

Runs range from half marathon to 1 mile

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By Kelli Lageson

he April Sorensen Memorial Half Marathon will be July 7 beginning in Albert Lea and ending in Hayward. The half marathon is 13.1 miles and begins at 7:30 a.m. This is the fifth year for the event, and it is in memory of Albert Lea High School graduate April Sorensen, who was found dead in her Rochester home in 2007 in an apparent homicide. The case remains unsolved. Sorensen enjoyed running marathons with her sister and father, and often they participated in marathons together. Sorensen completed three relays with her dad and sister and ran others on her own. The half marathon draws many of her former classmates and others who know the family. The half marathon also attracts people who haven’t run full marathons before. The half marathon distance helps people become familiar with the rigors of training for long-distance runs. The money raised from the event goes toward two $500 scholarships to the Albert Lea, Alden-Conger and Glenville-Emmons school districts, along with helping to fund the Blazing Star Trail. First place finishers, male and female, are awarded $500. Second-place finishers earn $250 and third place $100. All finishers receive a medal. The entry fee for individuals is $40 prior to June 1 and $50 after June 1. The entry fee for relay teams is $80 before June 1 and $100 after June 1.

Places to run or walk: • Around Fountain Lake: The fivemile trek around the lake in Albert Lea is a popular destination for walkers and runners alike. • Blazing Star Trail: This winding, paved trail in southern Albert Lea runs from Albert Lea Lake to Myre Big Island State Park, a distance of approximately six miles. • Around Morin Lake: One lap around this lake in Alden is about a block short of a mile.

murder mystery dinner cruise dinner included with wine or beer

tickets: $25

reserve your seat now on the pelican breeze

377-4370

Area running events guide: June 9: Glenville Days will have its 5k River Run at 8 a.m. in Glenville Park (signup at 7 a.m.). Registrations is $12 for adults and $5 for youth. All proceeds go to the Glenville Boosters fund. June 9: Mayo Clinic Health System’s Hospice program will hold its 12th annual Friends of Hospice Walk/Run around Albert Lea’s Fountain Lake. Registration begins at 7 a.m. at the fairgrounds, with the event 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. June 16: Morin Lake Days Fun Run in Alden. The run starts at 9 a.m. Participants can choose between a 10k run, 3-mile run or 1-mile run/walk. Cost is $12 before June 12. The fee is $60 for individuals and $120 for relay teams July 6 or 7. Online registration and more information is available at www.livelaughloverun.com.

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Parade to honor American armed forces

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By Sarah Stultz

lbert Lea’s Independence Day festivities are getting a head start this year with two new events planned to kick off the holiday. On June 30, the Albert Lea Farmers Market and downtown businesses will combine for the city’s first-ever Strawberry Festival. There will also be activities for families, including a kiddie train, and events will go from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Also that day will be the first-ever Freedom Festival at Edgewater Park, set up for veterans of all ages and their supporters. The event will be from 1 to 9 p.m., with food and other activities. Merriam’s Midway Carnival will open this day as well from 1 to 11 p.m., with military families able to take part in rides for free. The carnival will be open Sunday, July 1, from 1 to 10 p.m., but will close on Monday before re-opening Tuesday from 3 to 10 p.m.. “There’s so many things to see and be able to do that add to the quality of life in Albert Lea,” said Susie Petersen, executive director of the Albert Lea Convention and Visitors Bureau. On Tuesday, the highlight will be Albert Lea’s Third of July Parade. Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce Director Randy Kehr said people can start bringing their floats to the Freeborn County Fairgrounds that afternoon, with line-up to begin at 5 p.m. The parade itself is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. This year’s theme is “Celebrate our Armed Forces.” “I think it speaks well for our community since the community picked the theme,” Kehr said. “The fact that our community recognizes the tremendous service that our armed services have performed over the years, it gives them the respect they deserve.” On the Fourth of July, the Bayside Ski Club will present its ski show at 2 p.m. with a pre-show at 1:30 p.m. This year’s theme is “All American Music Awards.” Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase at each show. Attendants are asked to bring their own chair or blanket and sunglasses. The show is free to the public but donations are accepted. Merriam’s Midway Carnival will

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again be open from 1 to 9 p.m. The Albert Lea Convention and Visitors Bureau, American Legion Club and Old Car Co. will host their third-annual classic car show from 4 to 7 p.m. on Broadway Avenue from Fountain Street to Clark Street. First-, second- and third-place People’s Choice Awards will be handed out. At about 8 p.m., the Albert Lea Community Band will assemble at the Fountain Lake Park gazebo to perform music for community members at the park. Fireworks will follow from City Beach at dusk, usually around 10 p.m. “I think it’s a great time,” Kehr said. “We celebrate our heritage, we celebrate our lakes and it’s a time to reflect and enjoy the beautiful community we have.” Saturday, June 30 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Strawberry Festival, downtown Albert Lea. • 1 to 11 p.m.: Merriam’s Midway Carnival, North Broadway Avenue parking lot. Yellow arm bands will allow military families to ride for free. Other passes for children are $14. • 1 to 9 p.m.: Freedom Festival, Edgewater Park Sunday, July 1 • 1 to 10 p.m.: Merriam’s Midway Carnival, North Broadway Avenue parking lot.

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By Tim Engstrom

isc golfers of varying levels gather at Bancroft Bay Park every Thursday during the spring, summer and fall to hurl thin, round plastic objects at metal chains and baskets. The league is run by members of the Flying Lea Disc Golf Club, but membership is not required to play. Action starts at 5:30 p.m. Intermediate, advanced and open levels are offered to men, for the entry fee of $3, $5 and $7 respectively. There is a $3 women’s division, too. The club also gathers at Bancroft Dave Sime Bay Park at 5:30 p.m. every Monday to play random doubles, for a $6 entry A dog takes a rest at Bancroft Bay Park with a couple of discs. fee. Partners are selected randomly, and players shoot from their best throw. Most of the cash goes toward prizes Bancroft Bay Park (lower) but $1 per player goes toward develHammer Road & Greenwood Drive, oping local courses. Albert Lea Northwood offers a league at noon 18 baskets Sundays, with a $4 entry fee. concrete tees May was packed with disc golf action, including Bancroft Bay Park Bancroft Bark Park (upper) hosting the state high school tournawest end of Hammer Road, ment, but there is more through the Albert Lea summer and fall. Northwood, Iowa, 9 baskets hosts the Northwood Open on July 21 grass tees at Swensrud Park. The tournament is part of the Discraft North Iowa Tour. Clarks Grove City Park Tee time is 10 a.m., but show up by next to Baptist Church, Clarks Grove 9:30 a.m. to register. 9 baskets The Flying Lea Championship is a grass tees bracket-style tournament that takes place Aug. 18. Jared Johnson is the North Park defending champ. Only members of N. Broadway Ave, at water tower, the Flying Lea Disc Golf Club who Alden have attended league six times can 9 baskets enter, but nearly $600 in prizes and grass tees trophies are handed out. Players from Northwood and Albert Lea will duke it out on Sept. 1 over the Oakwood Park S. Lake St. at water tower, Border Cup. Two State Farm agents Lake Mills, Iowa sponsor the tournament, and the 9 baskets cup stays at the agent’s office in the grass tees winning town. Albert Lea won by a tiebreaker in 2011. Riverland The Vibram Sponsorship Series is Community College slated to come to Albert Lea on Sept. Riverland Drive & Hershey St., 16. The tournament will showcase Albert Lea top players in the Midwest on an expanded course going in at the upper 18 baskets grass tees portion of Bancroft Bay Park. The plan is to turn the nine-hole course into an Swenrud Park/Hurd Park 18-hole course. Eighth St. & Nuthatch Ave., The Fall 45 could be the Fall 54 if Northwood, Iowa the expanded course is ready. That 18 baskets tournament uses every hole in Albert grass tees Lea and is set for Oct. 20.

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A Vietnam War veteran waves off the side of an open-bed cargo truck at the start of the Third of July Parade in 2011.

Tuesday, July 3 • 3 to 10 p.m.: Merriam’s Midway Carnival, North Broadway Avenue parking lot • 5 p.m.: Floats begin lining up at Freeborn County Fairgrounds for Third of July Parade • 6 p.m. : Third of July Parade begins Wednesday, July 4 • 1 to 9 p.m.: Merriam’s Midway Carnival, North Broadway Avenue parking lot, $15 wristband special all day • 1:30 p.m.: Bayside Ski Club preshow, Edgewater Park • 2 p.m.: Bayside Ski Club show, Edgewater Park • 4 to 7 p.m.: CVB, American Legion and Old Car Co. car show • 8 p.m. Albert Lea Community Band, Fountain Lake Park Gazebo • Dusk: Fireworks, Fountain Lake

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Friends finish a hole in May at Rice Lake Golf Course south of Lake Mills in Iowa. Continued from Page 28 Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing always draws the business community away from the world of work and out to the green grass. The Chamber Golf Outing is at noon July 16 at Wedgewood Cove. It includes dinner and prizes. The Albert Lea City Championship gets rolling at Wedgewood Cove on Aug. 11 and finishes the next day at Green Lea. The Albert Lea Hockey Open, raising money for one sport by playing another, is on Aug. 25 at Green Lea. It is a four-person best-shot tournament, with dinner and prizes later. The Minnesota Corrugated Box Golf Outing is at 1 p.m. Aug. 13.

Continued from Page 29 range and putting green. The Wedgewood Restaurant is open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. It open 4 to 9 p.m. seven days a week. The Cove bar is open 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Address: 2200 W. Ninth St., Albert Lea Phone: 507-373-2007 Number of holes: 18 Par: 72 Type: Public Guest fees (cart included): Nine holes Monday through Thursday: $25, 18 holes: $45, Friday through Sunday and holidays: nine holes $30, 18 holes: $55, All-day with cart: $75; Walking green fees Monday through Thursday nine holes: $20, 18 holes: $35; Friday through Saturday and holidays nine holes: $25, 18 holes: $45 Memberships: Single: $1,299, Couple: $1,799, Family: $1,999, Junior (22 and under): $399. Memberships with cart rental: Single: $1,899, Couple: $2,499, Family: $2,799, Junior (22 and under): $999. Yardages: black: 6,993, blue: 6,594, white: 6,261, gold: 5,806, red: 5,136 Wells Golf Club Located in Wells on 801 First Ave. SW. Open seven days a week 8 a.m. until sunset. A par-3 and par-4 course. Address: 801 First Ave. SW, Wells. Phone: 507-553-3313 Number of holes: 9 Par: 31 (white), 32 (red) Type: Public Guest fees: $10/weekday, $15/ weekend Memberships: Social: $60, High school: $80, College: $110, Single: $150, Couple: $225, Family: $265. Yardages: white: 2,044, red: 1,930 Carts: Available.


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Austin Country Club Opened in 1919, this course is directly north of Interstate 90 on Exit 181 and is one of the oldest in Minnesota. Stately oaks give the course a majestic setting. Address: 1202 28th Street NE, Austin Phone: 507-437-7631 Number of holes: 18 Par: 72 Type: Private Memberships: Class A (family): $1,500, monthly dues are $270, food and beverage: $75 a month, $25 a month capital assessment. Class B: $1,000 initation, $223 monthly dues, $10 capital assessment, $65 a month food and beverage ($55 if single), Social: $500 initiation fee, $93.50 monthly dues, $10 a month capital assessment, $75 food and beverage (married), $55 if single. monthly, quarterly annually as well; check for specials Yardages: blue: 6,520, white: 6255, red 5,425 gold: 5,511 Carts: $36 for 18, $18 for 18 a half, $18 for nine holes, half a cart

By Tim Engstrom

he Shortstop Golf Tournament is the leading event for golf in Albert Lea, and it happens every Labor Day weekend. This year, the second oldest golf tournament in Minnesota turns 85. Phil Schmidt won in 2011, taking his second consecutive title and third overall. Fans travel the course by foot and by cart to watch the action. The 37th annual Sparky Dan Kruse Memorial Golf Classic is at Wedgewood Cove Golf Club on July 26. It raises money for people with special needs and has a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. The seventh annual Corey Goodnature Memorial Scholarship Golf Classic happens the afternoon of June 30 at 2 p.m. at Wedgewood Cove and 1 p.m. at Green Lea. The Albert Lea High School Hall of Fame Event has risen in stature in recent years. This year, it is at Wedgewood Cove, with a 9 a.m. shotgun start July 7. The Albert Lea-Freeborn County Continued on Page 31

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Blooming Prairie Country Club Opened in 1936, the course is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. until dark. Address: 7701 SE 118th Street, Blooming Prairie Phone: 507-583-2887 Number of holes: 9 Par: 36 Type: Public Guest fees: Weekday nine holes: $12, weekday 18 holes: $16, weekend and holiday nine holes: $16, weekend & holiday 18 holes: $22 Memberships: New single: $275, New couple: $330, Newfamily: $390, Returning single: $460, Returning rouple: $520, Returning family: $595, Returning student: $125 Yardage: blue: 3,026 Carts: $14 for nine holes, $20 for 18 holes Cedar River Golf Course This member-owned course is two miles west of Adams on Highway 56. Open seven days a week. Address: 14927 Minnesota 56, Adams Phone: 507-582-3595 Number of holes: 18 Par: 72 Type: Public Guest fees: nine holes: $16.14, 18 holes: $25. Memberships: Family: $840 maximum, Young family/couple: $580, Single (under 35): $460, Single: $520, Young adult: $230, Junior: $115, Social: $75 Yardages: blue: 6,288, white: 6,076, gold: 5618, red: 5,580 Carts: nine holes one rider: $10.06, nine holes two riders: $14.97, 18 holes one rider: $14.97, 18 holes two riders: $25 Clarks Grove Golf Course Eight miles north of Albert Lea on County Road 45. Public nine-hole course. Open seven days a week from sunrise to sunset. Address: 76783 270th St., Clarks Grove Phone: 507-256-7737 Number of holes: 9 Par: 32/30 Type: Public Guest fees: $10 for 9, $16 for 18 Memberships: $250 Yardages: white: 1,892, red: 1,683 Carts: $10 per round Green Lea Golf Course Built in 1949, the course is now sur-

rounded by neighborhoods, making it a nice patch of green in the middle of the north side of Albert Lea. Willows decorate ponds to create scenic settings. Open 8 a.m. until dark. Pro shop open around 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Bar opens at 4 p.m. Restaurant opens Monday to Friday, lunches 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and breakfasts Saturdays and Sundays from 7 to 11:30 a.m. Address: 101 Richway Drive, Albert Lea Phone: 507-373-1061 Number of holes: 18 Par: 72 (men), 71 (women) Type: Public Guest fees: Weekdays: nine holes $15, 18 holes $25, Weekends: nine holes $15, 18 holes $28 Memberships: Single (23 and older): $799, Senior single (weekday only): $699, Senior couple (weekday only): $899, Couple: $999, Family: $1,099, Junior (17 and under): $169, Junior (18 to 23): $369. Yardages: blue: 6,213, white: 5,991, gold: 5,121, red: 5,049 Carts: $16 for nine holes; $30 for 18 holes Meadow Greens Golf Course The course is two miles east of Fourth Avenue NW in Austin and 1 1/2 miles north of Interstate 90. Open seven days a week. Address: 25238 540th Avenue, Austin Phone: 507-433-4878 Number of holes: 18 Par: 69 Type: Public Guest fees: Every day nine holes: $14, 18 holes: $20, nine holes including cart: $21, 18 holes including cart: $30 Memberships: Family: $735, Couple: $660, Single: $520, Youth: $175 Yardages: blue: 5,950, white: 5,420, yellow: 4,790, red: 4,478 Carts: nine holes including cart: $21, 18 holes including cart: $30 Northwood Golf & Country Club Opened in 1923, it is located just off Highway 65 in Northwood. Open seven days a week. Address: 1391 490th St., Northwood, Iowa Phone: 641-324-1662 Number of holes: 9 Par: 36 Type: Public Guest fees: $10 weekday (nine holes); $18 weekday (18 holes) Memberships: Junior: $150, College: $250, New single: $325, Returning single: $465, New couple: $425, Returning couple: $575, New family: $450, Returning family: $625 Yardages: white: 3,002, red: 2,755 Carts: $1 per hole The Oaks In Hayfield Located two miles west of Hayfield, this course features a clubhouse and restaurant. Address: 73671 170th Avenue, Hayfield Phone: 507-477-3233 Number of holes: 18 Par: 72 Type: Public Guest fees: nine holes: $19.50, 18 holes: $27.50 Memberships: Single: $350, Couple: $450, Family $550 Yardages: blue: 6,500, white: 6,000, red: 5,585 Carts: $10.75 per bag for nine holes, $15.25 per bag for 18 holes Oak View Golf Course Opened in 1969 the course is four miles west of Manchester on County Road 25 in Freeborn.

Address: 25177 665th Ave., Freeborn Phone: 507-863-2288 Number of holes: 9 Par: 36 Type: Public Guest fees: Weekdays nine holes: $14, Weekdays 18 holes: $21, Weekends and holidays nine holes: $16, Weekends and holidays 18 holes: $25 Memberships: Family: $695, Couple: $600, Single: $445, College (to age 24): $295, Student: $190, Seniors: Single: $420, Couples: $575 Yardages: white: 3,002, red: 2,870 Carts: Nine holes: $14, 18 holes $24 Rice Lake Golf Course Opened in 1922, named Iowa’s No. 1 18-hole golf course in 1999. Features Mitchell’s, a full-service restaurant, open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Address: 43080 Golf Ave., Lake Mills, Iowa Phone: 641-592-8022 Number of holes: 18 Par: 71 Type: Semi-private Guest fees: Mondays through Thursday $25 for 18 holes, Friday through Sunday and holidays $28, $10 additional charge for all day. Memberships: Family: $580, Single/ young family: $490, Junior: $145 (in Lake Mills School District), Junior: $265 (out of Lake Mills School District), Social: $60 Yardages: blue: 6,449, white: 5,996, red: 4,894 Carts: $14 for nine holes, $22 for 18 River Oaks Golf Course Opened in 1938, the course is about a mile north of Interstate 90 on 244th Street. Features a clubhouse with a special events room. Beverages including soft drinks, water and beer are served on the course. Address: 54384 244th Street, Austin Phone: 507-433-9098 Number of holes: 18 Par: 71 (men), 72 (women) Type: Public Guest fees: Nine holes: $15, 18 holes: $25 Memberships: Junior: $200, Family: $850 Couples: 750, Single: 650, Senior: $600 Yardages: blue: 5,987, red: 5,396 Carts: $15 for nine holes, $7.50 for half cart, $25 for 18 holes, $12.50 for half cart Riverview Golf Course One mile north and one mile east of New Richland on County Road 8. Open seven days a week from 7 a.m. until the sun goes down. Address: 15590 240th Ave., New Richland Phone: 507-465-3516 Number of holes: 9 Par: 36 Type: Public Guest fees: Weekdays nine holes: $13, Weekdays 18 holes: $18, Weekends and holidays nine holes: $16, Weekends and holidays 18 holes: $22 Memberships: Single: $399, Couple: $549, Family: $634, College: $208, High school: $170 Yardages: white: 3,075, red: 2,799 Carts: $7.50 per person nine holes, $12.50 per person 18 holes Wedgewood Cove Golf Club The newest golf course in the area enters its fourth season. Wedgewood features a par-72 18-hole course with driving Continued on Page 31

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Albert Lea Tribune, Wednesday, June 6, 2012 — Page 29

t Voted Albert Lea’s Bes Golf Course 2004-2011!

• 18-hole public course • Pro shop • Relaxing 19th Hole Jerry’s Bar Join us for

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Austin Country Club Opened in 1919, this course is directly north of Interstate 90 on Exit 181 and is one of the oldest in Minnesota. Stately oaks give the course a majestic setting. Address: 1202 28th Street NE, Austin Phone: 507-437-7631 Number of holes: 18 Par: 72 Type: Private Memberships: Class A (family): $1,500, monthly dues are $270, food and beverage: $75 a month, $25 a month capital assessment. Class B: $1,000 initation, $223 monthly dues, $10 capital assessment, $65 a month food and beverage ($55 if single), Social: $500 initiation fee, $93.50 monthly dues, $10 a month capital assessment, $75 food and beverage (married), $55 if single. monthly, quarterly annually as well; check for specials Yardages: blue: 6,520, white: 6255, red 5,425 gold: 5,511 Carts: $36 for 18, $18 for 18 a half, $18 for nine holes, half a cart

By Tim Engstrom

he Shortstop Golf Tournament is the leading event for golf in Albert Lea, and it happens every Labor Day weekend. This year, the second oldest golf tournament in Minnesota turns 85. Phil Schmidt won in 2011, taking his second consecutive title and third overall. Fans travel the course by foot and by cart to watch the action. The 37th annual Sparky Dan Kruse Memorial Golf Classic is at Wedgewood Cove Golf Club on July 26. It raises money for people with special needs and has a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. The seventh annual Corey Goodnature Memorial Scholarship Golf Classic happens the afternoon of June 30 at 2 p.m. at Wedgewood Cove and 1 p.m. at Green Lea. The Albert Lea High School Hall of Fame Event has risen in stature in recent years. This year, it is at Wedgewood Cove, with a 9 a.m. shotgun start July 7. The Albert Lea-Freeborn County Continued on Page 31

Kelli Lageson

A golfer braves the heat of the Chamber Golf Outing last July.

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Blooming Prairie Country Club Opened in 1936, the course is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. until dark. Address: 7701 SE 118th Street, Blooming Prairie Phone: 507-583-2887 Number of holes: 9 Par: 36 Type: Public Guest fees: Weekday nine holes: $12, weekday 18 holes: $16, weekend and holiday nine holes: $16, weekend & holiday 18 holes: $22 Memberships: New single: $275, New couple: $330, Newfamily: $390, Returning single: $460, Returning rouple: $520, Returning family: $595, Returning student: $125 Yardage: blue: 3,026 Carts: $14 for nine holes, $20 for 18 holes Cedar River Golf Course This member-owned course is two miles west of Adams on Highway 56. Open seven days a week. Address: 14927 Minnesota 56, Adams Phone: 507-582-3595 Number of holes: 18 Par: 72 Type: Public Guest fees: nine holes: $16.14, 18 holes: $25. Memberships: Family: $840 maximum, Young family/couple: $580, Single (under 35): $460, Single: $520, Young adult: $230, Junior: $115, Social: $75 Yardages: blue: 6,288, white: 6,076, gold: 5618, red: 5,580 Carts: nine holes one rider: $10.06, nine holes two riders: $14.97, 18 holes one rider: $14.97, 18 holes two riders: $25 Clarks Grove Golf Course Eight miles north of Albert Lea on County Road 45. Public nine-hole course. Open seven days a week from sunrise to sunset. Address: 76783 270th St., Clarks Grove Phone: 507-256-7737 Number of holes: 9 Par: 32/30 Type: Public Guest fees: $10 for 9, $16 for 18 Memberships: $250 Yardages: white: 1,892, red: 1,683 Carts: $10 per round Green Lea Golf Course Built in 1949, the course is now sur-

rounded by neighborhoods, making it a nice patch of green in the middle of the north side of Albert Lea. Willows decorate ponds to create scenic settings. Open 8 a.m. until dark. Pro shop open around 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Bar opens at 4 p.m. Restaurant opens Monday to Friday, lunches 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and breakfasts Saturdays and Sundays from 7 to 11:30 a.m. Address: 101 Richway Drive, Albert Lea Phone: 507-373-1061 Number of holes: 18 Par: 72 (men), 71 (women) Type: Public Guest fees: Weekdays: nine holes $15, 18 holes $25, Weekends: nine holes $15, 18 holes $28 Memberships: Single (23 and older): $799, Senior single (weekday only): $699, Senior couple (weekday only): $899, Couple: $999, Family: $1,099, Junior (17 and under): $169, Junior (18 to 23): $369. Yardages: blue: 6,213, white: 5,991, gold: 5,121, red: 5,049 Carts: $16 for nine holes; $30 for 18 holes Meadow Greens Golf Course The course is two miles east of Fourth Avenue NW in Austin and 1 1/2 miles north of Interstate 90. Open seven days a week. Address: 25238 540th Avenue, Austin Phone: 507-433-4878 Number of holes: 18 Par: 69 Type: Public Guest fees: Every day nine holes: $14, 18 holes: $20, nine holes including cart: $21, 18 holes including cart: $30 Memberships: Family: $735, Couple: $660, Single: $520, Youth: $175 Yardages: blue: 5,950, white: 5,420, yellow: 4,790, red: 4,478 Carts: nine holes including cart: $21, 18 holes including cart: $30 Northwood Golf & Country Club Opened in 1923, it is located just off Highway 65 in Northwood. Open seven days a week. Address: 1391 490th St., Northwood, Iowa Phone: 641-324-1662 Number of holes: 9 Par: 36 Type: Public Guest fees: $10 weekday (nine holes); $18 weekday (18 holes) Memberships: Junior: $150, College: $250, New single: $325, Returning single: $465, New couple: $425, Returning couple: $575, New family: $450, Returning family: $625 Yardages: white: 3,002, red: 2,755 Carts: $1 per hole The Oaks In Hayfield Located two miles west of Hayfield, this course features a clubhouse and restaurant. Address: 73671 170th Avenue, Hayfield Phone: 507-477-3233 Number of holes: 18 Par: 72 Type: Public Guest fees: nine holes: $19.50, 18 holes: $27.50 Memberships: Single: $350, Couple: $450, Family $550 Yardages: blue: 6,500, white: 6,000, red: 5,585 Carts: $10.75 per bag for nine holes, $15.25 per bag for 18 holes Oak View Golf Course Opened in 1969 the course is four miles west of Manchester on County Road 25 in Freeborn.

Address: 25177 665th Ave., Freeborn Phone: 507-863-2288 Number of holes: 9 Par: 36 Type: Public Guest fees: Weekdays nine holes: $14, Weekdays 18 holes: $21, Weekends and holidays nine holes: $16, Weekends and holidays 18 holes: $25 Memberships: Family: $695, Couple: $600, Single: $445, College (to age 24): $295, Student: $190, Seniors: Single: $420, Couples: $575 Yardages: white: 3,002, red: 2,870 Carts: Nine holes: $14, 18 holes $24 Rice Lake Golf Course Opened in 1922, named Iowa’s No. 1 18-hole golf course in 1999. Features Mitchell’s, a full-service restaurant, open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Address: 43080 Golf Ave., Lake Mills, Iowa Phone: 641-592-8022 Number of holes: 18 Par: 71 Type: Semi-private Guest fees: Mondays through Thursday $25 for 18 holes, Friday through Sunday and holidays $28, $10 additional charge for all day. Memberships: Family: $580, Single/ young family: $490, Junior: $145 (in Lake Mills School District), Junior: $265 (out of Lake Mills School District), Social: $60 Yardages: blue: 6,449, white: 5,996, red: 4,894 Carts: $14 for nine holes, $22 for 18 River Oaks Golf Course Opened in 1938, the course is about a mile north of Interstate 90 on 244th Street. Features a clubhouse with a special events room. Beverages including soft drinks, water and beer are served on the course. Address: 54384 244th Street, Austin Phone: 507-433-9098 Number of holes: 18 Par: 71 (men), 72 (women) Type: Public Guest fees: Nine holes: $15, 18 holes: $25 Memberships: Junior: $200, Family: $850 Couples: 750, Single: 650, Senior: $600 Yardages: blue: 5,987, red: 5,396 Carts: $15 for nine holes, $7.50 for half cart, $25 for 18 holes, $12.50 for half cart Riverview Golf Course One mile north and one mile east of New Richland on County Road 8. Open seven days a week from 7 a.m. until the sun goes down. Address: 15590 240th Ave., New Richland Phone: 507-465-3516 Number of holes: 9 Par: 36 Type: Public Guest fees: Weekdays nine holes: $13, Weekdays 18 holes: $18, Weekends and holidays nine holes: $16, Weekends and holidays 18 holes: $22 Memberships: Single: $399, Couple: $549, Family: $634, College: $208, High school: $170 Yardages: white: 3,075, red: 2,799 Carts: $7.50 per person nine holes, $12.50 per person 18 holes Wedgewood Cove Golf Club The newest golf course in the area enters its fourth season. Wedgewood features a par-72 18-hole course with driving Continued on Page 31

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Friends finish a hole in May at Rice Lake Golf Course south of Lake Mills in Iowa. Continued from Page 28 Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing always draws the business community away from the world of work and out to the green grass. The Chamber Golf Outing is at noon July 16 at Wedgewood Cove. It includes dinner and prizes. The Albert Lea City Championship gets rolling at Wedgewood Cove on Aug. 11 and finishes the next day at Green Lea. The Albert Lea Hockey Open, raising money for one sport by playing another, is on Aug. 25 at Green Lea. It is a four-person best-shot tournament, with dinner and prizes later. The Minnesota Corrugated Box Golf Outing is at 1 p.m. Aug. 13.

Continued from Page 29 range and putting green. The Wedgewood Restaurant is open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. It open 4 to 9 p.m. seven days a week. The Cove bar is open 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. Address: 2200 W. Ninth St., Albert Lea Phone: 507-373-2007 Number of holes: 18 Par: 72 Type: Public Guest fees (cart included): Nine holes Monday through Thursday: $25, 18 holes: $45, Friday through Sunday and holidays: nine holes $30, 18 holes: $55, All-day with cart: $75; Walking green fees Monday through Thursday nine holes: $20, 18 holes: $35; Friday through Saturday and holidays nine holes: $25, 18 holes: $45 Memberships: Single: $1,299, Couple: $1,799, Family: $1,999, Junior (22 and under): $399. Memberships with cart rental: Single: $1,899, Couple: $2,499, Family: $2,799, Junior (22 and under): $999. Yardages: black: 6,993, blue: 6,594, white: 6,261, gold: 5,806, red: 5,136 Wells Golf Club Located in Wells on 801 First Ave. SW. Open seven days a week 8 a.m. until sunset. A par-3 and par-4 course. Address: 801 First Ave. SW, Wells. Phone: 507-553-3313 Number of holes: 9 Par: 31 (white), 32 (red) Type: Public Guest fees: $10/weekday, $15/ weekend Memberships: Social: $60, High school: $80, College: $110, Single: $150, Couple: $225, Family: $265. Yardages: white: 2,044, red: 1,930 Carts: Available.


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lbert Lea’s Independence Day festivities are getting a head start this year with two new events planned to kick off the holiday. On June 30, the Albert Lea Farmers Market and downtown businesses will combine for the city’s first-ever Strawberry Festival. There will also be activities for families, including a kiddie train, and events will go from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Also that day will be the first-ever Freedom Festival at Edgewater Park, set up for veterans of all ages and their supporters. The event will be from 1 to 9 p.m., with food and other activities. Merriam’s Midway Carnival will open this day as well from 1 to 11 p.m., with military families able to take part in rides for free. The carnival will be open Sunday, July 1, from 1 to 10 p.m., but will close on Monday before re-opening Tuesday from 3 to 10 p.m.. “There’s so many things to see and be able to do that add to the quality of life in Albert Lea,” said Susie Petersen, executive director of the Albert Lea Convention and Visitors Bureau. On Tuesday, the highlight will be Albert Lea’s Third of July Parade. Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce Director Randy Kehr said people can start bringing their floats to the Freeborn County Fairgrounds that afternoon, with line-up to begin at 5 p.m. The parade itself is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. This year’s theme is “Celebrate our Armed Forces.” “I think it speaks well for our community since the community picked the theme,” Kehr said. “The fact that our community recognizes the tremendous service that our armed services have performed over the years, it gives them the respect they deserve.” On the Fourth of July, the Bayside Ski Club will present its ski show at 2 p.m. with a pre-show at 1:30 p.m. This year’s theme is “All American Music Awards.” Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase at each show. Attendants are asked to bring their own chair or blanket and sunglasses. The show is free to the public but donations are accepted. Merriam’s Midway Carnival will

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again be open from 1 to 9 p.m. The Albert Lea Convention and Visitors Bureau, American Legion Club and Old Car Co. will host their third-annual classic car show from 4 to 7 p.m. on Broadway Avenue from Fountain Street to Clark Street. First-, second- and third-place People’s Choice Awards will be handed out. At about 8 p.m., the Albert Lea Community Band will assemble at the Fountain Lake Park gazebo to perform music for community members at the park. Fireworks will follow from City Beach at dusk, usually around 10 p.m. “I think it’s a great time,” Kehr said. “We celebrate our heritage, we celebrate our lakes and it’s a time to reflect and enjoy the beautiful community we have.” Saturday, June 30 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Strawberry Festival, downtown Albert Lea. • 1 to 11 p.m.: Merriam’s Midway Carnival, North Broadway Avenue parking lot. Yellow arm bands will allow military families to ride for free. Other passes for children are $14. • 1 to 9 p.m.: Freedom Festival, Edgewater Park Sunday, July 1 • 1 to 10 p.m.: Merriam’s Midway Carnival, North Broadway Avenue parking lot.

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By Tim Engstrom

isc golfers of varying levels gather at Bancroft Bay Park every Thursday during the spring, summer and fall to hurl thin, round plastic objects at metal chains and baskets. The league is run by members of the Flying Lea Disc Golf Club, but membership is not required to play. Action starts at 5:30 p.m. Intermediate, advanced and open levels are offered to men, for the entry fee of $3, $5 and $7 respectively. There is a $3 women’s division, too. The club also gathers at Bancroft Dave Sime Bay Park at 5:30 p.m. every Monday to play random doubles, for a $6 entry A dog takes a rest at Bancroft Bay Park with a couple of discs. fee. Partners are selected randomly, and players shoot from their best throw. Most of the cash goes toward prizes Bancroft Bay Park (lower) but $1 per player goes toward develHammer Road & Greenwood Drive, oping local courses. Albert Lea Northwood offers a league at noon 18 baskets Sundays, with a $4 entry fee. concrete tees May was packed with disc golf action, including Bancroft Bay Park Bancroft Bark Park (upper) hosting the state high school tournawest end of Hammer Road, ment, but there is more through the Albert Lea summer and fall. Northwood, Iowa, 9 baskets hosts the Northwood Open on July 21 grass tees at Swensrud Park. The tournament is part of the Discraft North Iowa Tour. Clarks Grove City Park Tee time is 10 a.m., but show up by next to Baptist Church, Clarks Grove 9:30 a.m. to register. 9 baskets The Flying Lea Championship is a grass tees bracket-style tournament that takes place Aug. 18. Jared Johnson is the North Park defending champ. Only members of N. Broadway Ave, at water tower, the Flying Lea Disc Golf Club who Alden have attended league six times can 9 baskets enter, but nearly $600 in prizes and grass tees trophies are handed out. Players from Northwood and Albert Lea will duke it out on Sept. 1 over the Oakwood Park S. Lake St. at water tower, Border Cup. Two State Farm agents Lake Mills, Iowa sponsor the tournament, and the 9 baskets cup stays at the agent’s office in the grass tees winning town. Albert Lea won by a tiebreaker in 2011. Riverland The Vibram Sponsorship Series is Community College slated to come to Albert Lea on Sept. Riverland Drive & Hershey St., 16. The tournament will showcase Albert Lea top players in the Midwest on an expanded course going in at the upper 18 baskets grass tees portion of Bancroft Bay Park. The plan is to turn the nine-hole course into an Swenrud Park/Hurd Park 18-hole course. Eighth St. & Nuthatch Ave., The Fall 45 could be the Fall 54 if Northwood, Iowa the expanded course is ready. That 18 baskets tournament uses every hole in Albert grass tees Lea and is set for Oct. 20.

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A Vietnam War veteran waves off the side of an open-bed cargo truck at the start of the Third of July Parade in 2011.

Tuesday, July 3 • 3 to 10 p.m.: Merriam’s Midway Carnival, North Broadway Avenue parking lot • 5 p.m.: Floats begin lining up at Freeborn County Fairgrounds for Third of July Parade • 6 p.m. : Third of July Parade begins Wednesday, July 4 • 1 to 9 p.m.: Merriam’s Midway Carnival, North Broadway Avenue parking lot, $15 wristband special all day • 1:30 p.m.: Bayside Ski Club preshow, Edgewater Park • 2 p.m.: Bayside Ski Club show, Edgewater Park • 4 to 7 p.m.: CVB, American Legion and Old Car Co. car show • 8 p.m. Albert Lea Community Band, Fountain Lake Park Gazebo • Dusk: Fireworks, Fountain Lake

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Sarah Stultz

A man wearing a red, white and blue mohawk walks in the Third of July Parade.

Daysha Luttrell, 9, of Albert Lea, prepares for the Sizzler to begin spinning. Garrett Wampler

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The survivor lap is a time when anyone who has or had cancer takes the first lap of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. During the lap the names of the registered survivors are read aloud.

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rganizers are gearing up for the 10th anniversary of the Freeborn County Relay for Life. Sadie Wuerflein, publicity chairwoman for the committee, said committee members have been meeting for the last several months to prepare for the American Cancer Society’s signature event. The fundraiser aims to draw cancer survivors and the community together to raise awareness about cancer and support for research. This year’s relay, scheduled for Aug. 10, again will be at the Freeborn County Fairgrounds. The people being honored attend monthly meetings, participate in the Third of July Parade and share the message of how cancer has affected their lives with the community, among other responsibilities. Wuerflein said the committee is also trying to reach out to people who have not participated in the relay before and to encourage them to get involved. She said she has taken part in the relay before, but this is her first year being a part of the committee. There are still other committee openings. In 2011, Freeborn County ranked eighth out of more than 5,000 different relays in the nation for the amount of money raised per capita for its Relay for Life fundraiser. Residents collected more than $130,000.

Sample Saturday Series June 9: Disc golf, 10 a.m., Bancroft Bay Park June 23: Yoga in the Park, 10 a.m., Bancroft Bay Park July 7: Archery, 1-4 p.m., Brookside Park Boathouse July 21: Free swim day, Albert Lea city pool Aug. 11: To be announced Walking Moai This year, organizers of the citywide Moai program are working to incorporate all forms of activity into the program. This year the program will be called Moais in Motion. Instead of tracking steps, organizers will track minutes spent as a moai. A kickoff for this year’s program is slated for June 2. “We’re definitely very open to helping people try to find a moai, especially if they’re new to town or have a certain schedule,” Eric Sauer said. Organizers also are trying to develop something called Vitality Adventures, where group can take part in a medallion hunt at the city’s different parks. Like last year, there will be Saturdays throughout the summer that people can learn about different forms of exercise. Events are free and open to the public. If people have questions, they can call Albert Lea Parks and Recreation at 377-4370.

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Runners begin the first mile of the 5k River Run during Glenville Days.

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Runs range from half marathon to 1 mile

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he April Sorensen Memorial Half Marathon will be July 7 beginning in Albert Lea and ending in Hayward. The half marathon is 13.1 miles and begins at 7:30 a.m. This is the fifth year for the event, and it is in memory of Albert Lea High School graduate April Sorensen, who was found dead in her Rochester home in 2007 in an apparent homicide. The case remains unsolved. Sorensen enjoyed running marathons with her sister and father, and often they participated in marathons together. Sorensen completed three relays with her dad and sister and ran others on her own. The half marathon draws many of her former classmates and others who know the family. The half marathon also attracts people who haven’t run full marathons before. The half marathon distance helps people become familiar with the rigors of training for long-distance runs. The money raised from the event goes toward two $500 scholarships to the Albert Lea, Alden-Conger and Glenville-Emmons school districts, along with helping to fund the Blazing Star Trail. First place finishers, male and female, are awarded $500. Second-place finishers earn $250 and third place $100. All finishers receive a medal. The entry fee for individuals is $40 prior to June 1 and $50 after June 1. The entry fee for relay teams is $80 before June 1 and $100 after June 1.

Places to run or walk: • Around Fountain Lake: The fivemile trek around the lake in Albert Lea is a popular destination for walkers and runners alike. • Blazing Star Trail: This winding, paved trail in southern Albert Lea runs from Albert Lea Lake to Myre Big Island State Park, a distance of approximately six miles. • Around Morin Lake: One lap around this lake in Alden is about a block short of a mile.

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Area running events guide: June 9: Glenville Days will have its 5k River Run at 8 a.m. in Glenville Park (signup at 7 a.m.). Registrations is $12 for adults and $5 for youth. All proceeds go to the Glenville Boosters fund. June 9: Mayo Clinic Health System’s Hospice program will hold its 12th annual Friends of Hospice Walk/Run around Albert Lea’s Fountain Lake. Registration begins at 7 a.m. at the fairgrounds, with the event 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. June 16: Morin Lake Days Fun Run in Alden. The run starts at 9 a.m. Participants can choose between a 10k run, 3-mile run or 1-mile run/walk. Cost is $12 before June 12. The fee is $60 for individuals and $120 for relay teams July 6 or 7. Online registration and more information is available at www.livelaughloverun.com.

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Call about wine tasting events!

Support group throws Freedom Festival

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eterans of all ages and their supporters are welcomed to an-all day event this June in Albert Lea. Albert Lea’s Beyond the Yellow Ribbon group is hosting an all-day event for any member of the military, their family and the entire community called Freedom Festival. “We wanted a way for the community to be able to thank all the veterans,” group chairman John Severtson said. From 1 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 30 at Edgewater Park there will be entertainment for all ages. There are three bands lined up: Alley Catz from 12:30 to 3 p.m., Sent from 3 to 6 p.m. and Bad Monkey from 6 to 9 p.m. and

they will all perform at the Bandshell. The National Guard is bringing in a rock-climbing wall, obstacle course and other activities and games for children. There will be plenty to do for children of all ages, including a bean bag tournament for adults. There will be informational booths available during the day to explain different military benefits and services available to all ages of veterans. Cargill has donated hot dogs and all the fixings for the whole day, and Geneva Bar & Grill will bartend in the Cottage. The Beyond the Yellow Ribbon group hopes the entire community will come out to thank the veterans for their service. For questions please contact Severtson at 373-6694.

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June 8-9: For Eddie Cochran Weekend the museum and village will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday with root beer floats for sale. There will be a concert at the Fairgrounds Grandstand Saturday night from 7 to 10 p.m. by Endless Summer, which is a fundraiser for Freeborn County Historical Museum’s expansion fund! June 23: Fashions Through the Years Style Show Brunch at First Lutheran Church’s Bethany Hall. Tickets must be purchased in advance, and this even is also a fundraiser for FCHM building expansion. June 24: At 2 p.m. there will be a special photo Power Point program

in lower level of museum. July 12: A Swiss Steak fundraiser for the museum will be held at the Albert Lea American Legion from 5 to 7 p.m. July 31-Aug.5: During the Freeborn County Fair the museum will be open from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Aug. 15: The Echoes From the Past cemetery walk will be at 6:30 p.m. at Graceland Cemetery in Albert Lea. Sept. 16: Autumn in the Village will be from noon to 4 p.m. in the museum village. • Check the museum’s website at www.fchm.us.

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ver 1,000 early America re-enactors will occupy more than 250 white teepees, lodges and shelters on Oct. 6 and 7 at the Big Island Rendezvous in Albert Lea. This year is the 26th anniversary of the event, and organizer Perry Vining said there are new demonstrations that will be featured, including an entire pioneer town set up with 20 to 30 people showing different sites like a saloon, mortician and more.

Colonial crafts for sale include pottery, woodworking, clothing, jewelry, artwork, blacksmith demonstrations, candles and other handmade items from artisans from 15 states and Canada. Enjoy some delectables of yesteryears, including kettle corn, wild rice soup, funnel cakes, homemade root beer, buffalo, fry bread, beef stew, grilled pork chops and smoked turkey legs. Craft demonstrations, black powder shooting competitions, parades, Continued on Page 38

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atmeal is not just cereal in St. Ansgar. In fact, an entire town celebration has been crafted around this popular breakfast staple. The home of Malt-O-Meal and Grain Millers, St. Ansgar houses one of the biggest oatmeal processing centers in the world. From this, the former Town and Country Days was revamped just last year into the even bigger and better Oatmeal Days. Oatmeal Days, slated for June 16, is a unique blend of activities for the entire family all around town, from sunrise to sunset. A 2x4 bike ride includes 10, 25 and 50-mile bicycle routes through four counties in two states — Iowa and Minnesota. A cereal sale sponsored by Malt-OMeal — with bags of Malt-O-Meal cereal for just $1 each — kicks off at 10 a.m. at the St. Ansgar Post Office parking lot. Arrive early, because they are sure to sell out, with all proceeds benefiting the United Way of North Iowa. Those curious about the inner workings of the oatmeal processor are invited to an open house celebrating the recent expansion at Grain Millers. Children will enjoy activities in St. Ansgar’s City Park from noon to 3 p.m. while adults can browse through vendor booths and special sales at the unique shops lining Fourth Street. “People come from miles and miles,” said event organizer Joyce Crowley. “Everybody enjoys the friendly attitude and beauty of our town.” A bean bag toss at the American Legion, St. Ansgar Fire Department Pork Chop Feed, crowning of Miss St.

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Albert Lea Tribune, Wednesday, June 6, 2012 — Page 35

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Art & Garden Tour to display 6 gardens

Area locations

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Albert Lea Aquatic Center • Location: 321 James Ave. • Features: Water park, kiddie pool, two diving platforms, pool with zero entry to 13-foot depth. • Swimming lessons available • Lifeguards present • Hours: Open 1 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 1 to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays • Admission: $1.25 for children 2 and under, $3.25 for 3-17 year olds, $3.50 for 18 and older; individual season passes $35 for city residents, $45 for non-city residents • Information: 507-373-3328

By Sarah Stultz

rea residents will have the chance to view some nontraditional art during the third week in July for the annual Art & Garden Tour of the Albert Lea Art Center. Six area gardens in Albert Lea will be on display along with at least one artist at each location. The gardens and artists will be announced at a later date. “Every garden is individual,” said Donna Widenhoefer, Art & Garden Tour coordinator. “They’re all lovely in their own way.” Widenhoefer said though people think of art as something that can be hung on the wall, the tour shows that art can be found in other means, such as landscapes and gardens. “It’s really an extension of art in the community,” she said. Tickets are $10 and will be available mid-June at the art center and at various businesses in the community. A map and description of all the garden locations will be included in the ticket. People can walk as slowly or as quickly as they choose through the gardens, Widenhoefer said. The artists present will represent a variety of mediums. “We don’t just want watercolors

Sarah Stultz

This garden, in the front corner of Ken and Carol Bertleson’s front yard in 2011 features bee balm, daylilies and cone flowers, among others.

and flowers,” said Pat Garbisch, administrator at the art center. Garbisch said she has had people asking about the tour as early as in January, many of which are in garden clubs in smaller, nearby communities. Hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 20, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 21. The art center has been putting on the event for almost 20 years. It is one of the organization’s primary fundraisers.

Albert Lea Art Center Unique Junque Sale June 9 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Annual Art Center rummage sale fundraiser at 1206 W. Richway Drive. Adventures in the Outdoors, Minnesota Style June 14-28 Show will include an exhibit on hunting, fishing and other outdoor events. Open house from 5 to 7 p.m. June 14. Riverland Community College permanent collection Aug. 9-Sept. 22 Open house will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 9

Godtland Lecture Series featuring Ron Widenhoefer June 21 at 7 p.m. Tick tock: The art of making a clock Godtland Lecture Series featuring Steve Tubbs July 19 at 7 p.m. Passion for pottery Art & Garden Tour July 20-21 Godtland Lecture Series featuring Cathy Porter Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. The art of quilting Godtland Lecture Series featuring Lilah Aas Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. An evening with Mark Twain

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St. Theodore Catholic Church 315 E. Clark St. Albert Lea

Summer Worship Schedule Hayward Lutheran Church 200 Main St, Hayward 8:30 a.m. Sundays Trondjhem Lutheran Church 87740 170th St, Austin 10:00 a.m. Sundays 507-373-8479

Albert Lea’s City Beach • Location: 300 Johnson St. • Features: 1.6 acres of sandy beach off of Fountain Lake with roped off swimming area, bathhouse with restrooms and changing rooms, sand volleyball court, small public dock, picnic tables, tier one skate park • No lifeguards present • Admission: Free • Information: 507-377-4370

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Alden’s Morin Lake • Features: 21.07 acres of lake area; maximum depth 7 feet • No lifeguards present ��� Admission: Free

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Bricelyn City Pool The Albert Lea pool provides relief from • Location: Pool in city park the heat and fun for many families. • Features: Dive platform, basketball hoop, water slide and separate kiddie swim, 5 to 6:30 p.m. for family swim and 6:30 to 8:30 pool. p.m. for open swim. • Swimming lessons available • Admission: $4 for age 6 and over, $3 for children • Lifeguards present ages 3 to 5, free for children under age 2; season • Hours: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and 6 to 8:30 p.m. daily. passes are $75 for one person, $100 for married • Admission: $3 each, free for under age 2. couple, $125 for family • Information: 507-653-4367 • Information: 641-592-3251 Ellendale’s Beaver Lake Beach New Richland’s St. Olaf Lake • Location: About three to four miles northwest of • Location: Northeast of New Richland Ellendale and next to Steele County Road 28. • Features: Swimming beach, which is part of a New • Features: Swimming beach with nearby pavilions, Richland City Park; swimming area is clearly defined play area, horseshoe pits, sand volleyball court, boat with ropes and floats. There is also a platform within dock and fishing pier this area. • Swimming lessons available • Swimming lessons available • Lifeguards present from 1 to 6 p.m. • Lifeguards present June 11-Aug. 13 • Admission: free • Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. • Information: 507-444-4321 • Admission: Free • Information: 507-465-3514 Glenville Beach • Location: About 1 1/2 miles north of Glenville in a Northwood City Pool former gravel pit with fresh water from several springs • Location: Pool at Swensrud Park • Features: Water slide and an offshore raft with • Features: Double loop, water slide, diving board, a high-diving board and a low-diving board, water zero-depth entry area marked off for younger children trampoline, three volleyball courts, picnic shelter and • Swimming lessons available softball field. Depth of pond near the raft is 12 to 13 • Lifeguards present feet deep. Separate kiddie area marked off with ropes • Hours: Noon to 7 p.m. daily and floats • Admission: $3 for adults, $3 for 18 and under, $2 • Lifeguards present for preschoolers; individual season pass for $80, family • Hours: 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. daily, weather season pass for $130 permitting • Information: 641-324-1075 • Admission: $3 for adults, $1 for 18 and under, free for children 5 and under Wells Municipal Pool • Information: 507-383-6523 or 402-4511 • Location: South end of the community near Thompson Park and the golf course clubhouse Lake Mills City Pool • Features: Diving board at deep end, separate • Location: Pool near the tennis courts and skate kiddie pool park and east of Oakwood Park in the south part of • Swimming lessons available the city. • Lifeguards present • Features: Water slide, several water-based play • Hours: 7 to 8 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for lap features, portion blocked off for younger children, swim; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays for three diving boards adult swim; 1:30 to 5 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for • Swimming lessons available open swim daily; 5 to 6 p.m. for family swim Mondays, • Lifeguards present Wednesdays and Fridays; 5 to 6 p.m. for lap swim • Hours: Mondays through Fridays, hours are 11:45 Tuesdays and Thursdays. a.m. to 1 p.m. for aerobic and lap swimming, and • Admission: $4 per person. 1 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8:30 p.m. for open swimming. • Information: 507-553-3613. Saturday and Sunday hours are 1 to 5 p.m. for open

Summer Sunday Schedule 8 a.m. Prayer 9 a.m. Fellowship 9:30 a.m. Worship

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June 24 - Outdoor worship at Edgewater Park Pavilion 10:30 a.m., picnic immediately following

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July 3 - Family Fair

12:30-4:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church

5:15 p.m. Saturday Mass 9:30 a.m. Sunday Broadcast Mass 11:00 a.m. Mass en Español

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First Baptist Church 335 West Clark • 373-2734 Pastor Clayton Balsley

Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Tuesday Bible Study 9:30 a.m.

Find area church service times every Friday in the Albert Lea Tribune

Grace Lutheran Church

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Albert Lea Knights The Albert Lea Knights Baseball Club, formed in 2006, provides youth in the Albert Lea area the opportunity to learn and play baseball. 9A June 8-10: Farmington Tournament July 22-24: Albert Lea Tournament 9AAA June 8-10: Burnsville Tournament June 22-24: Austin Tournament July 13-15: Gopher State Tournament July 20-22: Minn. Baseball Tournament July 27-29: MSF Tournament

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July 13-15: Gopher State Tournament July 20-22: Minn. Baseball Tournament July 27-29: MSF Tournament 11AAA June 8-10: Burnsville Tournament June 22-24: Albert Lea Tournament July 13-15: Minn. Baseball Tournament July 20-21: Gopher State Tournament July 27-29: MSF Tournament 12A June 8-10: Mankato Tournament June 22-24: Shakopee Tournament July 13-15: Minn. Baseball Tournament July 27-29: Gopher State Tournament

10A June 22-24: Albert Lea Tournament June 30-July 1: Blue Earth Tournament July 13-15: Minn. Baseball Tournament

12AAA June 8-10: Burnsville Tournament June 15-17: Chanhassen Tournament July 13-15: Minn. Baseball Tournament July 27-29: MSF Tournament

10AAA June 8-10: Burnsville Tournament June 22-24: Albert Lea Tournament July 13-15: Minn. Baseball Tournament July 20-22: Gopher State Tournament July 27-29: MSF Tournament

13AA June 8-10: Burnsville Tournament July 13-15: Gopher State Tournament July 20-22: Minn. Baseball Tournament July 27-29: MSF Tournament

11AA June 8-10: Burnsville Tournament June 22-24: Albert Lea Tournament

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14AAA July 13-15: Minn. Baseball Tournament July 20-22: Gopher State Tournament July 27-29: MSF Tournament

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An Albert Lea Legion player swings at a pitch in July last year during Game 1 of the District 1 championship at Hayek Field.

Albert Lea Legion The Albert Lea Post 56 American Legion baseball team is made up of players at about the same age as high school varsity teams. Home games are at Hayek Field on Clark Street in Albert Lea. June 7: Owatonna, 6 p.m. June 9: at Onalaska, 2 p.m., double June 10: at Winona, 12 p.m., double June 12: at Rochester Century, 5:30 p.m. June 15: Rochester John Marshall, 5 p.m., double June 16: Roch. Mayo, 4 p.m., double June 18: Austin, 6 p.m. June 22: at Snake Pit Tournament, Burnsville, TBA

June 23: at Snake Pit Tournament, Burnsville, TBA June 24: at Snake Pit Tournament, Burnsville, TBA June 26: at Waseca, 6:30 p.m. July 6: at Owatonna, 6 p.m. July 10: at Kasson, 5 p.m., double July 11: Northfield, 6 p.m. July 13: at Gopher Classic, Irondale, TBA July 14: at Gopher Classic, Irondale, TBA July 15: at Gopher Classic, Irondale, TBA July 16: at Austin, 7 p.m. July 17: Waseca, 6:30 p.m. July 19: Rochester Century, 6 p.m. July 24-29: at District Tournament, Waseca, TBA Aug. 3-6: at State Legion Tournament, TBA

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Page 20 — Albert Lea Tribune, Wednesday, June 6, 2012 Continued from Page 18 Performance of the Year. The album seamlessly combines the twosome’s wide-ranging influences into a loose, lively and identifiable sound all their own. “There are songs that will make you laugh, make you dance, make you cry,” Keifer says. “We tried to touch upon the whole gamut of emotions.” The playful “Let’s Fight,” for instance, is an upbeat ode to friendly marital spats—and the ensuing reconciliations. “Shawna and I get along sometimes too good, because it’s hard to write sad songs about love lost when you’re not experiencing that,” quips Keifer. “But I thought it’d be cool to write a song saying, ‘Let’s fight and get things stirred up … and then make up!’” The Thompsons explore the endless dynamics of couplehood throughout the album, as in the opening rush of the ebullient “I Got You” and the muscular, mischievous “Getaway Car.” But they also explore the darker side of relationships, as on simmering ballads like the conciliatory “If It Takes All Night” and the fragile “Glass.” It’s just one way in which Thompson Square subverts the stereotype of the married couple singing sticky-sweet songs of devotion to one another. “We don’t want to do lovey-dovey songs,” Shawna said. “This is real stuff.” Aug. 3: Charley Pride Born to poor sharecroppers, one of 11 children in Sledge, Miss., Pride is a timeless everyman, revered by his musical peers and adored by countless Charley Pride

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millions of fans around the globe. His golden baritone voice has transcended race and spanned the generations. Dozens of Pride’s chart toppers now stand as modern classics. “Kiss An Angel Good Morning” went on to be a million-selling crossover single and helped Pride land Country Music Association Awards as Entertainer of the Year in 1971 and Top Male Vocalist in 1971 and 1972. Other memorable Pride standards include “Is Anybody Goin’ To San Antone?” “I’m So Afraid of Losing You Again,” “Mississippi Cotton Picking Delta Town,” “Someone Loves You Honey,” “When I Stop Leaving I’ll be gone,” “Burgers and Fries” and “You’re So Good When You’re Bad,” to name but a few. His moving performances of Hank Williams classics “Kaw-Liga” and “Honky Tonk Blues” on his number 1 album, “There’s a Little Bit of Hank in Me,” was also certified Gold. Aug. 4: Lonestar Known both for their strong country roots as well as their multi-genre crossover appeal that has led to a history of success on the pop/rock charts, Lonestar has only their own career records to break. To date, the band has RIAA certified sales in excess of 10 million album units since their national launch in 1995. The Texas-bred band

has had an impressive list of hit singles on the country charts, including 10 No, 1’s as well as nine Top 40 songs on the pop charts. Signature songs in the mid-90s included early No. 1 hits such as “No News” and “Come Cryin’ To Me.” Their 1999 album release, Lonely Grill, produced Lonestar’s biggest crossover smash to date, the ballad “Amazed,” which spent eight weeks at the No. 1 spot on the country charts, as well as reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The dual win made them the first country act since Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton’s “Islands In the Stream” in 1983 to accomplish this career milestone. Three more singles from the band (“Smile,” “What About Now” and “Tell Her”) followed to No. 1 as the Lonely Grill album was certified multiplatinum. Lonestar dealt listeners a follow-up platinum hand with the release of their “I’m Already There” album (2001) with the title track lead-off single spending six weeks at No. 1 as the album was on the way to platinum certification. In addition to garnering music accolades, Lonestar has been lauded for its continuous outreach in the arena of humanitarian goodwill. The band was recognized by The Academy of Country Music with the coveted Home Depot Humanitarian Award

in 2003 for their continued commitment to help build the dreams of those in need — this in recognition to the group’s single-handed dedication to the building of a playground for children in tornado-ravaged Jackson, Tenn. America’s military forces have been a major focus for concert and fundraising efforts by the band as has St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, to mention only a few of their ongoing humanitarian interests. Smoke-free Saturday New this year is that Saturday will be designated as a non-smoking day. Fair Manager Norm Fredin said he was approached by Alice Englin of Freeborn County Partners in Prevention about the idea. There will be two designated smoking areas provided. The fair this year will feature a show called Elephant Encounter. Fredin said lately it has had exotic animals at the fair including alligators in 2010 and tigers in 2011. Other entertainment includes a demolition derby at 4 p.m. on Sunday. There will be daily pig races in Machinery Hill. Again local thespians will put on A Touch of Broadway shows at the Fairlane Building. Entertainment Square will feature local artists including Mariachi Del Norte from Austin. Again there will be traditional fair food as well as new vendors to try. Some of the new vendors include a buffalo wings vendor and a vendor touting fresh-cut French fries and onion rings. As always guests and residents of Freeborn County will be able to expect a little of the old and a little of the new at the Freeborn County Fair. Fredin said Merriam’s Midway Shows will again be providing rides and entertainment on the Midway. The beer garden will again offer mixed drinks and pull tabs, opening daily at 1 p.m. The Conservation Building was replaced, and Entertainment Square has been moved south. General admission for the fair is $9, which includes entrance to Grandstand shows. Limited reserve seating at the Grandstand is $25. Senior admission on Wednesday is $4. Season tickets purchased before July 31 are $36. Aug. 1 through the fair season tickets are $42. Children 10 and under are free. Season auto tickets are $15, and daily auto tickets are $5. Livestock exhibitor tickets are $25, which includes parking. Non-fair camping fee is $20 per night. The fair’s website is www.freeborncountyfair.com.

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and open picnic shelter, a swimming beach, lake and river fishing, carry in boat access to the lake where electric motors only are allowed. Firewood is available for purchase. For more information call (507) 3525111. Minneopa State Park The park’s name was taken from the Dakota Indian phrase meaning “water falling twice,” for the waterfall at the park that falls first in a seven-foot cascade, and then in a 30-foot cascade. A century ago, people traveled to this park by train to enjoy a Sunday picnic by the waterfalls. The waterfall is still a popular regional destination. Another highlight is the nearby Sepmann Windmill, built of stone by an early settler. Photographers will enjoy both. There are also four miles of hiking trail that encircle the falls with native prairie and provides views of the Minnesota River valley. Minneopa State Park is five miles west of Mankato. The waterfalls are in the area of this park off U.S. Highway 169, and the mill and campground are off state Highway 68. This park has 61 drive-in (or pullthrough) sites for camping, with six for full electrical hookups which will accommodate recreational vehicles up to 60 feet in length. The are handicap accessible showers and flush toilets. There is one group camp and one camper cabin. Summer recreation facilities include a picnic area, handicapaccessible open picnic shelter, fishing in both the park’s steam and nearby Minnesota River, and carry in boat access to the river. A volleyball court and horseshoe playing area are also provided. There’s also a visitor center with a gift shop and interpretive exhibits. Firewood and ice are available for sale in the park. For more information call (507) 3895464.

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Albert Lea Tribune, Wednesday, June 6, 2012 — Page 19 What could be more important than locating just the right place for your child's preschool training or finding a good day care center to care for your children?

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By Kelli Lageson

Colt Ford

he Freeborn County Fair bills itself as the Six Best Days of Summer. The fair this summer takes place July 31 through Aug. 5 at the fairgrounds on Bridge Avenue in Albert Lea. It will feature some new and old acts for entertainment. There will be nightly shows at 8:30 p.m., featuring Colt Ford, Kip Moore, Thompson Square, Charley Pride and Lonestar. The Demo Derby will again be on Sunday at 4 p.m. July 31: Colt Ford With his imposing physique, larger than life personality and outrageous videos, it could be easy to lose something important in Colt Ford’s ample shadow: the music. But make no mistake, Colt Ford is a musician. A natural drummer, he is as comfortable laying down a beat as he is in front of the mic, singing and talking honestly about the country life he and his devoted audiences have in common. And while some may consider the Academy of Country Music Award nominee’s style of rhythmic sing-speak to be rural rap, what Colt does has been a part of country music for ages. It’s in Hank Williams Sr.’s “Kaw-Liga” and in his recitations recorded as Luke the Drifter. It’s in the story songs of Johnny Cash. The double-talking jive of Jerry Reed. The wild wordplay of Charlie Daniels. And in Jason Aldean’s swerving hit single “Dirt Road Anthem” — a song co-written and originally recorded by Colt. Like his heroes before him, the Athens, Ga., native is the real deal. Kip Moore

“Recitation and talking records were here long before me, and they’ll be here long after me,” he said. “I’m a country artist, and I want people to know how much I genuinely respect this music and my fans.” That respect for the genre is evident throughout his latest album, “Every Chance I Get,” a tight collection of backwoods boogies and rebel yells. There is even a sentimental ballad or two. “This is the best combination of everything that Colt Ford is capable of doing on one record,” he said. “I think I’ve grown a ton as an artist and as a songwriter since my last record, ‘Chicken And Biscuits.’ But I am still conscious of who my fans are and who I am.” And who is he exactly? Colt is, in part, a tireless worker, a passionate performer, a devoted father — and a man not afraid to reveal his love for his daughter in the heartfelt “She Wants to Ride in Trucks” or tout his country pride in first single “Country Thang.” The latter boasts a defiant vocal by Eric Church, while “Ride in Trucks” features Craig Morgan, carrying on a guest-vocalist tradition

started on Colt’s debut album, “Ride Through the Country.”

Aug. 1: Kip Moore Singer-songwriter Kip Moore combines a raw and rustic voice with compelling lyrics of honesty to create a unique sound that’s simultaneously hypnotic and edgy. His voice is weathered by life’s detours and disappointments and strengthened by his dreams and determination. His music is infused with relentless intensity, both of passion and frustration. The boy who grew up daydreaming about life outside of the small town of Tifton, Ga., became a man who has been continually inspired by Bruce Springsteen and Kris Kristofferson to paint vivid portraits with his lyrics. His debut project is different, as evidenced by the album’s first single, “Mary Was the Marrying Kind,” the story of the one who got away. The dreamy and spell-binding song is the true story of one of Kip’s friends, who returned to his hometown after about six years and saw the once tall, lanky girl who had since come into her own and become a model. He’s most well-known for his single “Somethin’ ’bout a Truck.” The anthemic “Drive Me Crazy” is the story of two troubled teens who find a safe harbor in each other, if only for a few fleeting moments. “They are the getaway car for each other from everyday life,” he said. “When they’re together, what they live in is in the rear-view mirror and it’s just one big infatuation love story that lasts for a very short time. With its bass line and drums, “Up All Night” is about continuing to live life to its fullest. “’Up All Night’ is the story of not wanting to give into your age and how life is supposed to be lived once you reach a certain age,” he said.

Aug. 2: Thompson Square Thompson Square isn’t a real place, exactly. It’s the musical territory staked out by the husband-and-wife duo of Keifer and Shawna Thompson, an exciting and unpredictable area where country meets rock, rough meets smooth and one vagabond heart finds a harmonious common ground with another. It’s the sweet destination where two journeys end and another one begins. “It’s the place where we create our thing, a little fantasyland where we live,” Keifer says. And now the rest of us get to discover that magical place, starting with the chart-topping duo’s self-titled debut album. Fans began truly getting to know their way around Stoney Creek Records’ Thompson Square with the release of their Grammy nominated radio smash, “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not,” a fitting introduction to the Thompsons’ natural chemistry and spirit of buoyant romance. Things have happened very quickly since then: Thompson Square earned three fan-voted American Country Awards for Single of the Year by a Group, Single of the Year by a New Artist and Music Video of the Year by a New Artist. “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” also earned two Grammy nominations for Best Country Song and Best Country Duo/ Group Continued on Page 20

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Strawberry Festival is new A.L. event

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ith the success of Albert Lea’s first-ever Fall Festival in 2011, downtown business owners and farmers market vendors are coming together to host what they call the Strawberry Festival. Scheduled for the last Saturday in June from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the event encourages people to come down to Broadway Avenue from Fountain Street to Main Street to take part in family activities. “The success of the fall festival is what has this group thinking that we need to do more for Albert Lea because we heard such positive comments on it,” said organizer Linda Knudsen, owner of Plymouth Shoe Store. “People like to walk downtown, and they like all the variety of shops.” For the event, the Albert Lea Farmers Market will line the street, along with other craft vendors selling jewelry and even hammock chairs. Numerous food vendors will also be on hand, including Papa Murphy’s and Merrill’s Popcorn, along with vendors selling crumbled beef sandwiches, mini doughnuts and pulled pork sandwiches. Crescendo owner Bob Tewes will present food demonstrations, there will be train rides for children and the Parks & Recreation Department will also be providing some other children’s games. Knudsen estimated last year there were between 4,000 and 5,000 people at the Fall Festival, and organizers are hoping for another successful day at the Strawberry Festival. “It was a huge, huge hit,” she said. “We’re hoping for a beautiful, sunny day.” She said she hopes the event will bring more fun to Albert Lea and keep people shopping locally instead of going out of town. “I’m just hoping it grows and grows,” Knudsen said. She said because some produce is ripening early this year due to the warm weather, she is hoping there will still be strawberries around for the event. If there’s not strawberries there will definitely be raspberries. The fall festival is being planned this year for Sept. 22.

Tim Engstrom

Matt Jacobs, center, checks the temperature of chicken wings in 2011 at the Big Island BBQ State Championship at the Freeborn County Fairgrounds while Brad Elo turns the wings and Rob Van Hout watches.

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At the 2011 Big Island BBQ, J.R. Lewis with the Rochester restaurant Bob’s Smoke Stack Ribs describes to Tim Gayles how the team had to regulate the temperature of the smoker when they switched it from gas to charcoal.

By Sarah Stultz

he best barbecue cooks from across the Midwest will bear down on the Freeborn County Fairgrounds Aug. 24 and 25 for the annual Big Island BBQ State Championship. Perry Vining, organizer of the event, said more than 70 teams have signed up for a chance to win more than $13,000 in prize money. The fifth-annual state championship barbecue contest, sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society, will be open from 5 to 10 p.m. Aug. 24 and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 25 at the fairgrounds. On Friday starting at 5 p.m. the public can taste and vote for best chili made by more than 20 different teams for $3. Then at 7 p.m., the public can taste and vote for best chicken wings for $5. There will be an estimated 750 pounds of wings prepared in at least 20 different styles and more than 100 gallons of chili at the event. The Big Island BBQ, which will also feature music, entertainment and games, is free to the general public and the only costs are for food or beverage. “The whole family can come and enjoy it both days for free,” Vining said. “It’s a chance to meet a lot of really interesting people who love to cook.” He said it is also a good opportunity to get new ideas and new recipes. Barbecue vendors from area states will be serving ribs, brisket, pulled pork and stuffed potatoes all hours of the event. The categories of the competition are chicken, pork ribs, pork shoulder/butt, beef brisket, homemade sauce, dessert, anything butt, chicken wings and chili. Prices are paid out to 10 places in all categories. On Saturday there will be children’s games of all types from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The winner of the Big Island Bar-B-Que receives a cash payout of $2,500 as well as an invitation to the American Royal/KC Masterpiece Invitational in Kansas City, Mo. The overall winner is also in a drawing to represent Minnesota at the World Jack Daniels Championship. The overall brisket winner qualifies for the 2013 Chest to Chest World Brisket Championship in Great Bend, Kan. In 2011, approximately 2,000 people attended the event, representing nine states: North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Illinois and Missouri, according to Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce officials.


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ith a new AmericInn hotel opening just in time for summer, Osage is not just a day trip anymore. This northern Iowa city is marketing itself as a staycation destination. Aside from all of its family-friendly summer events, visitors can enjoy the Osage experience: small town comfort peppered with a dash of big city specialties. Main Street business owners are proud of their 150-year-old town. Emerson’s is just one of the shops housed in its original brick building with preserved hardwood floors inside. Splashes of paint, modern fixtures and unique offerings give all of these boutiques an upscale ambiance. Come early to enjoy fresh-baked pastries, coffees and smoothies at Kountry Kupboard before browsing through a variety of clothing, shoe, gift, furniture and home décor stores. Dining options day and night run the

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John Lerum of Albert Lea tees off at Hole 11 of the Forest City Disc Golf Course in March. The Winnebago River is in the background.

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Water dances from a splash pad near the public beach in downtown Clear Lake, Iowa. days on Main, which has live music, classic cars, a bounce house, kiddy train, street market and later store hours. Most events are from 6 to 9 p.m., and a movie shows in the park from 9 a.m. to 10:45 p.m. The Lady of the Lake is always a big draw to Clear Lake, a riverboat that offers 90-minute public cruises. The schedule varies, but there is almost always one departing at 4 p.m. Check cruiseclearlake.com for times or call 641-357-2243.

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hinefest — the week churches from Albert Lea area giving back to the community — will take place Aug. 11-18. The volunteers will participate in an initiative to fix up homes called Rock the Block, joining volunteers from United Way of Freeborn County, Habitat for Humanity of Freeborn and Mower Counties and the Albert Lea Housing and Redevelopment Authority. Shinefest volunteers will hold an oil change and blood drive at the Freeborn County Fairgrounds on Aug. 18. Shinefest Tractor Ride The Shinefest Tractor Ride has a goal of 100 tractors this year. It is slated for July 21. It starts at at the Freeborn County Fairgrounds and goes past Thorne Crest Retirement Community, Oak Park Place, Good Samaritan Society and St. John’s Lutheran Home. It then goes south on Highway 69,

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boat launching area, restrooms, fishing and a shelter house. St. Nicholas County Park is on County Road 19 (South Shore Drive), approximately 3 1/2 miles southeast of Albert Lea. This 13-acre park is on the south side of Albert Lea Lake near the location of a pioneer village once named St. Nicholas. Facilities at this park are limited to a picnic area and a small shelter structure. Nearby is a boat launching area which is maintained by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. White Woods Nature Park is a mile south of Twin Lakes and just to the west of U.S. Highway 69. This 176-acre park was once a farm place which has now been allowed to revert back to a natural woodland-and small prairie locale. Facilities listed for White Woods Nature Park consist of a picnic area, cross-country skiing trail, restrooms, horseshoe pits, hiking/hiking trails and a shelter house. There is a $10 fee for reserving the large pavilions at three of the parks. For further information or for reservations call 377-5188.

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mmons Borderfest will be celebrated June 29 and 30 in this town about 14 miles south of Albert Lea. Friday night will feature the band Shag and a street dance. On Saturday there will be a parade through town at 10:30 a.m. Then at 11:30 a.m. there will be a one-hour show downtown by Sheltered Reality. Starting at 12:30 p.m. is the kids pedal pull and other activities. Then from noon to 3 p.m. is the car show, with a cruise to follow. At 1 p.m. there will be an ATV mudbog

with registration at 11 a.m., and from 2 to 4 p.m. is Bovine Bingo. Country singer Dunnell Lenort will provide music in the early evening, and from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. there will be a pork chop supper. Then the Johnny Holm band performs during the street dance at 8:30 p.m. downtown. New this year will be a free round-trip shuttle service from the Skyline Plaza parking lot to downtown Emmons for the street dance. Check the event’s website at www. emmonsborderfest.com for updated information as the festival date nears.

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reeborn Days returns again this year, and is scheduled for Saturday, July 21. The events are sure to be fun for children. Saturday will kick off with breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. in the American Legion Hall. During breakfast the Freeborn Area Cancer Committee will be holding a bake sale in the Legion Hall. There will be citywide rummage sales from 8 a.m. to noon. At noon there will be a children’s parade with a tie-dye theme. There will be children’s games and activities in the park, until the end of the celebration at 3 p.m. There will be no street dance this year during the Freeborn Days, because there are too many other private functions going on at the time, said

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ricelyn’s 55th annual Fourth of July Celebration is July 6-8. Events will begin Friday evening with a senior citizen pie and ice cream social and music and a dance at the Legion Hall. Events on Saturday include a walk/ run, parade, variety show and chicken barbeque. There will also be a street dance

sponsored by the firemen, fireworks display and a dance at the Legion Hall. Sunday morning will begin with a pancake breakfast for the Bricelyn Fire Department and a community worship service in the park. During the week there will be a medallion hunt. Clues for the medallion will be left throughout the week and if it is not found, the prize of $100 will go to next year’s medallion hunt.


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he Ryan Truesdell Memorial Sports Weekend will take place on September 8 and 9 this fall. The weekend is planned in memory of Ryan “Pie” Truesdell. Ryan was a 2005 graduate of Albert Lea High School who died Aug. 14, 2007, after becoming trapped in a steel corn bin at the east site of the Glenville Grain elevator. Ryan’s father, Scott, started the memorial weekend nearly one month after his son’s death to turn a tragic situation into something positive. This year will be the sixth year. “The tournament has been a great thing,” Scott said. “I’m so impressed with my son for being on the earth the short amount of time he was and touching so many people.” Last year more than $9,000 dollars was raised. After the costs it takes to run the event are paid out, the remaining is donated. Last year it was donated to benefits, Albert Lea Grizzlies football and 10-year-old Culley Larson’s 10 Bikes for 10 Kids effort. “We’ve made a mark here in Albert Lea that has kept his legacy alive,” Scott said. To get a better grip on the weekend, Scott said the event will be going back to the basics. There won’t be a golf tournament or fishing tournament like in past years and all events will take place at Snyder Fields beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday.

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eople are buzzing about a new event planned for Albert Lea this summer. Called Wind Down Wednesdays on Broadway, the summer market and music festival aims to bring locals downtown and reel in people from out of town to the heart of the city. “This is about community,” said organizer Susie Petersen, executive director of the Albert Lea Convention and Visitors Bureau. “We want everyone from surrounding communities to come and see this.” Designed after a weekly festival in Rochester called Thursdays on First, the event is scheduled this summer for two Wednesdays — July 18 and Aug. 15, running from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. On Broadway Avenue from Main

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Street to Fountain Street, it will be set up like an outdoor market, offering food, drinks, live entertainment and arts and crafts vendors. Petersen said as of the middle of May there were 12 arts and craft vendors who had signed up to participate — and more are inquiring every day. She said she was pleased with this number because when Rochester started its Thursdays on First there were only 12 vendors who applied. Now they have more than 200 apply. The vendors could have anything ranging from drawings and paintings, to photography, jewelry and woodworking. There could also be textiles, paper goods, sculptures and pottery. A group of people selected as a jury will review the applications and make sure the artwork or craft is 85 to 90 percent handmade. Food vendors will also have to fill out an application to participate and must be licensed. The Albert Lea City Council in its May 14 meeting approved classifying the event as a community event and authorized alcohol to be served outdoors within the blocked off portion of the street. People drinking will be given a cup with the Wind Down

Wednesday logo on it to use for drinks. Entertainment, planned by local singer Jennifer Ordalen, will be on two ends of the street. One stage called the Broadway Stage will be near the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center on Broadway Avenue and the other one will be set up in between the Freeborn National Bank building and the Shoff Chiropractic building. There will be music from a variety of genres, including country, rock, blues, R&B, alternative and jazz. In May, entertainers signed up to perform included Andrea Jeitz, Paul Christian, Indiscrepancy, Megan Kirsch and Oceanna Snyder, Steve Sullivan & the Machine, Bob Tewes, Aztec Dancers, Lillie Nielsen, Riptide, Ashley Gold, Cassondra Lee Meyer, PB & the Jam, Ashley Gold, Kyle Kolia, Allison Scott and Adam Wolleburg. A mariachi band and the winner of the Battle of the Bands also will perform. Downtown businesses will likely have additional specials planned. The event will take place rain or shine. For more information people can visit www.winddownwednesday.com.

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he July Jubilee in Lake Mills, Iowa, will be July 13, 14 and 15. All weekend there will be the Floyd Thomas Art Gallery at Linda Kane Photography and a rendezvous on South Mill Street featuring a variety of activities. Friday will have a street dance featuring Pop Rocks and a bake sale at the Lake Mills Civic Center. There will also be food and wine tasting at the 1901 Victorian House. Saturday will begin with a 5k walk/run and later a parade and picnic. During the afternoon there will be a mug bog for all-terrain vehicles and three-onthree basketball contest. The day will end with a street dance featuring Sell Out Stereo. Sunday will begin with a pancake breakfast followed by a radio-controlled air show at the airport. There will also be a kayak float at Rice Lake where Jaimyan DaVeiga people can enjoy a half hour of free A camel was one of several animals led kayaking. through the 2011 parade during the The July Jubilee will feature many July Jubilee in Lake Mills, Iowa. events all ages will enjoy.

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ive miles north of Albert Lea is the community of Clarks Grove. It has a population of 709. The beginning of the village of Clarks Grove started in 1890 when the Clarks Grove Cooperative Creamery was built. The creamery was the first cooperative established in the state. The community got its name from a grove owned by J. Mead Clark. The railroad came to the town in 1900 and much of the early economic activity derived from having a depot. Clarks Grove holds a citywide rummage sale every spring and offers an array of summertime activities. Bob Hanson Park is in the center of Clarks Grove and offers a playground, shelter and picnic tables. In 2008, a nine-hole disc golf course was built on the grounds of the city

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park west and south of the First Baptist Church. “It’s good for beginners, families and practice until our trees develop. Once our trees develop it will be more challenging,” said Lance Loverink of Clarks Grove Public Works. Clarks Grove also has summer recreation programs for youth such as volleyball and basketball at Johnson Park. Activities usually are provided over a six-week period from June to mid-August. There is also a public nine-hole golf course in Clarks Grove. The course is a par 30 for men and par 32 for women and totals 1,892 yards.

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or more than 20 years, the Fountain Lake Sportmen’s Club has held Take A Kid Fishing Day. It is the club’s signature event and is used as a way to introduce children to fishing. More than 1,000 fishing poles were given away last year. Years before, the number of poles given away was less than half. Perfect weather resulted in the best turnout ever. About 1,500 people attended. The 21st Take A Kid Fishing Day will be June 9 at the Edgewater Park fishing pier and along the shore of Edgewater Bay. Children under 16 can fish without a license and adults who bring a child can fish for free, too. The fishing starts at 9 a.m. There will be a contest for the largest fish and the top-three catches among boys and girls will receive trophies. Since the stock of fishing poles was depleted last year, there will be 600 poles given away to encourage children to return with one they have already received. For kids who bring their own pole, they will be given tackle to start a tackle box. Walmart was a big contributor last year for prizes, and the club hopes this year will be no different. A light lunch of hot dogs, chips and soda will be available.

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ocal outdoorsmen offered these locations as popular places to fish: Albert Lea Lake This lake has 24 miles of shoreline and its deepest spot is six feet. It has a few accesses. One is at Frank Hall Park in Albert Lea and features a pier and a boat lunch. Another with a dock and a boat launch is at a place along South Shore Drive called St. Nicholas, a former town. A third fishing spot is at the bridge over the Shell Rock River on the south shore. The lake has gained a reputation for walleye and even has been featured on a TV fishing show. The lake is full of bass, crappie, sunfish and channel cats. Clear Lake This lake in Clear Lake, Iowa, has an average depth of 19 feet. A dredging in 2009 has improved the general health of the lake. Walleye, yellow bass, channel catfish and bullhead can be found in the lake. Fountain Lake Boats can access this lake at Brookside Park or along state Highway 13 on Edgewater Bay. Popular spots along the shore are a fishing pier at Edgewater Park, the bridge by Dane Bay, the Hatch Bridge, the dam on

Bridge Avenue and Katherine Island. Catfish are found in deep water near woods, and pan fish can be found throughout the lake. Walleye exist in its deep holes and points. Freeborn Lake This lake is fished from Arrowhead Point, a peninsula extending from the east side that almost divides the lake in half, or from the dam on the west side or from a dock at Freeborn. There is boat access at Arrowhead Point County Park. The lake has yellow bass, sunfish and smallmouth bass. Geneva Lake This shallow lake is good to fish in the morning. Many fishermen like to fish near the new dam on the southeast side. It has been stocked in recent years with northern pike and yellow perch. There also are several good fishing spots along Turtle Creek to the east. Pickerel Lake This lake was recently stocked with northern pike by the Department of Natural Resources and also has pan fish. Boat access and a county park are on the east shore along U.S. Highway 69. St. Olaf Lake This lake is near New Richland and has one access point with a beach. It is full of crappie, sunfish, northern and bass.

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rganizers are reaching out beyond Albert Lea this summer to bands in Mankato, Rochester and even Mason City, Iowa, for the second-annual Battle of the Bands. Scheduled for Saturday, July 21, starting at 11 a.m. at the Edgewater Park Bandshell, several bands from the area will come together to compete for prizes. “We’re excited to do it again this year because we really want to highlight the talented youth we have in our area and the surrounding areas,” said Ann Austin, executive director of the Freeborn County United Way. Austin said the event will be more focused on teenagers than last year, though there will be games for younger children as well, including a bean bag tournament and face painting. “There are activities for kids during the school year,” she said. “During the summer there’s a lot of things going on, but it’s not really focused on teenagers.” She said she hopes the event can evolve into a music festival, maybe even a weekend event. Bands have until June 15 to sign up to participate. On the day of the event, the bands will perform and compete for prizes — including recording time at Legacy Studios, gigs at local businesses and even the chance to play at the firstever Wind Down Wednesday event this summer. Half of the vote will be from professional musicians, RocketDawgs, and the other half will be audience choice through voting with tickets. T-shirts will be given out to the first 100 people at the event. “It’s just a fun event that grows every year,” Austin said. “I hope people recognize that the teenagers we have in our community are amazingly talented people.” Austin said more than 250 people attended the event in 2011. Organizers

June 19 A six-week performance art class begins to teach children ages 7 to 14 how to sing, dance, act and audition. Class goes from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Cost is $100. Participants will perform at the Freeborn County Fair. Fourth of July week Musical Tribute to Eddie Cochran: The Man, The Music, The Legend. Dates and times to be determined. Lighthouse box office: 373-3144

Yonder Mtn. to play Harmony Park June 22-24 Project Earth is a festival that includes music, camping and fundraising. Proceeds go through WookieFoot Charities to relief efforts, orphanages, schools and hospitals around the world.

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Performers rock out at the inaugural Battle of the Bands in 2011 at Bergdale Harley-Davidson.

are hoping for even more this year. Battle of the Bands is being put on through the United Way and other community partners, including Freeborn County Partners in Prevention and the Freeborn County Jaycees.

‘Oliver!’ is coming to the Ross Center July 12-15, 18-21 Albert Lea Community Theatre will present “Oliver!” the musical, based upon the novel “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens. Set in old England, orphan Oliver finds himself taken in by Fagin and his small band of pick-

pockets. Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. A matinee performance will be at 2 p.m. July 15. Tickets are $18 for adults and $10 for students. Aug. 19 Country musician Leona Williams, son Ron Willams and teenage Texas fiddler Jade Jack will perform beginning at 7:30 p.m. Also back by popular request will be comedian Harley Worthit from Branson, Mo. Albert Lea singer Stephanie Erdman and her Legends Band will open the show. Tickets are $20 each. Ross box office: 377-4371 Tickets: www.actonbroadway.com

July 6-7 Bella Familia will present Weekend at Harmony. The event features the popular Colorado-based folk band Yonder Mountain String Band, along with Umphrey’s McGee, Histronoc, Soap and others. July 14-15 Matt Felt and Dillon Gordon Memorial Motorcycle Run is a fundraiser. It is held in honor of the two men who the event is named after. Involves a motorcycle ride, camping and music. Proceeds go toward fighting cancer, organ donation and the Humane Society. Aug. 6-12 Harmony Tribe’s 15th-annual Sacred Harvest Festival Sept. 6-8 WookieFoot presents Shangra-La Online: hapar.wordpress.com

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his year’s Morin Lake Days in Alden will have a little something for all ages. The weekend kicks off Friday, June 15, with a fishing contest, kiddie carnival and free family show at the Alden-Conger High School gym. Saturday will start with the annual Morin Lake Days

fun run and will continue with canoe rides, a parade and fireworks at dusk. New this year will be inflatable obstacle courses and bouncers for the children from 1 to 4 p.m. On Sunday will be a special worship service by Morin Lake with a dove release planned. Softball tournaments will go through the whole weekend.

Friday, June 15 Noon: Medallion hunt begins 1-3 p.m.: Lions Club fishing contest at Morin Lake 1-4 p.m.: Community museum open for self-guided tours 5-7:30 p.m.: Scouts serving supper by the lake 5-7:30 p.m.: Alden Legion Auxiliary kiddie carnival by the lake 7 p.m.: Kiddie tractor pull 8:30 p.m.: Free family show at the Alden-Conger gym Evening: Sons of American Legion softball tournament or home run hitting contest

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llendale Days are four days long again this year. The fun starts Thursday, July 19, and runs through Sunday, July 22. Thursday night will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a performance by Lavern’s Concertina. There will also be specials

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Saturday, June 16 All day: softball tournaments and volleyball tournaments 8 to 11 a.m.: Methodist Church Women serving coffee and treats 8 to 11 a.m.: Legion pancake breakfast 9 a.m.: Morin Lake Days fun run 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Community museum open for self-guided tours 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Home based business vendors in Alden-Conger gym 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Luncheon 1-5 p.m.: Inflatable fun by the lake 2-4 p.m.: Canoe races 7 p.m.: Parade with pie and ice

cream social to follow at City Hall 8:30 a.m. to midnight: Teen street dance 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m.: Alden American Legion street dance Dusk: Fireworks

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Wind turbines are visible to the north as seen from the junction in the center of Manchester.

can be found. There is a softball diamond and a play park. The town has one church, the Manchester Lutheran Church. Manchester was named after a town in Illinois and was originally platted in 1882, then platted again and surveyed in 1898. The city incorporated in 1947. A tornado struck it in 1952, destroying many homes and businesses. The small town is now surrounded by the towering white wind turbines of Alliant Energy’s Bent Tree Wind Farm.

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he Pelican Breeze II has themed cruises planned for the summer starting June 2 and they will continue through Aug. 31. Many cruises require a reservation by 4 p.m. Fridays. To reserve a spot, call the Albert Lea Parks and Recreation Department at 3774370. Green Mill Restaurant has partnered with the cruise and will provide food and beverages. All cruises must have 10 guests to leave the dock and can be canceled due to weather. The Pelican Breeze II has the capacity of holding 56 passengers and is a replica of a Mississippi River riverboat. It features a public address system, a background music system, a generator, a wet bar and two bathrooms with sinks and flushable toilets. It has a deck of 55 feet by 14 feet and has an enclosed pilot house and three glassbottom viewing ports. Schedule • Cruises with humorist Al Batt leave at 1:30 p.m. and are $15 for adults. Reservations should be made by 4 p.m. Friday. Dates include: June 2, July 7 and Aug. 25. • Grandparent bingo public cruises leave at 1:30 p.m. and are $10 for adults and $5 for children five and under. Prizes are awarded and reserva-

tions are not necessary. Dates include: June 17, July 15 and Aug. 19. • Murder mystery dinner cruises are $25 for adults and include a choice shrimp or chicken pasta and one wine or beer. The cruise leaves at 6 p.m. and reservations must be made by 1 p.m. Dates include: June 25, July 6 and Aug. 31. • Thirsty Thursday cruises are $20 for adults and include appetizers and one margarita. Eaton Sport & Spine massage therapists will be on hand for massages. The cruise will leave at 5:30 p.m. Dates include: June 28, July 26 and Aug. 23. • Pizza cruises leave at 6 p.m. The cost is $15 for adults and $5 for children five and under. Reservations should be made by 4 p.m. on Friday. Dates include: June 8, June 22, July 4, July 13, July 27, Aug. 10 and Aug. 24. (Reservations must be made by 4 p.m. on July 3 for the July 4 cruise.) • Public cruises leave at 1:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children five and under. Reservations are not necessary. Dates include: June 3, June 10, June 24, July 1, July 8, July 22, July 29, Aug. 5, Aug. 12 and Aug. 26. • Sunset dinner cruises leave at 6 p.m. Cost is $25 for adults and a filet medallion dinner is served with one wine or beer. Reservations must be made by 1 p.m. on Friday. Dates include: June 15, July 20 and Aug. 17.

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n July, the Bayside Skiers will host the 2012 Midwest Regional Water Ski Tournament. The event will start July 27 in the afternoon and run through July 29. According to club member, Neda Johnson, the tournament generally brings in nine to 11 teams. One of them in particular, Little Crow from Spicer, is a former national champion. “You’ll see some really big acts from them,” Johnson said. The theme for the Bayside Skiers’ show this year will be the 2012 All American Music Awards. “It’ll be fun for everyone with lots of high energy music,” Johnson said. They will present their first show at 7 p.m. on June 21. The pre-show begins at 6:30 p.m. The shows will continue every Thursday night until Labor Day at Edgewater Bay. In addition, there will be shows at 2 p.m. on July 4 and Labor Day. Johnson said the pre-show is always

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different because as skiers are always learning new things and as they improve they are added to the main show so their abilities can be showcased. The public is welcome to attend practices on Tuesdays and Wednesdays but Johnson said it’s not nearly as entertaining as the show itself. Skiers will be doing pyramids, barefoot skiing, jumping, wakeboarding, and younger skiers will show off their two-ski abilities. The age range is from 3-years-old to skiers in their 50s. “When you think about sports, everyone is separated by age group,” Johnson said. “In our group, all ages ski together. Sometimes the older ones are teaching the younger ones, but other times the younger ones are teaching the older ones.” The club is always looking for new members and no prior skiing knowledge or ability is required. The shows and the tournament will take place at Edgewater Park and are free to attend. The club does pass around a hat for donations to help defray expenses and keep the show on the water.

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ew Richland’s Farm & City Days, a weekend of fun for all ages, will be July 6-8 this year. The Lions Club will sponsor a potato bake supper, complete with root beer floats, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. Then a talent contest called New Richland’s Got Talent will be at 7 p.m. Friday night. Then after dark, or around 10 p.m., the movie “Big Miracle” will be shown in the park. Popcorn will be provided. Saturday’s events include the annual flower show at City Hall and a pancake breakfast also at City Hall from 7 to 10 a.m. There will be a three-person scramble at 9 a.m. at Riverview Golf Course on Saturday. Then there will be a kiddie parade at 11 a.m., a tractor pull at 2 p.m. and more children’s activities throughout the day. Because not all events are finalized yet, more information can be found on the event’s Facebook page: New Richland Farm & City Days. The 2-mile Panther Fun Run/Walk starts at 8 a.m. and is open to every-

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Members of the Bayside Skiers perform on Independence Day last year as part of a Las Vegas-themed ski show at Edgewater Bay.

Tips for boating in Freeborn County • In a small boat resist the urge to stand up. If you must move around, keep your weight low and close to the center of the craft. • Collisions with a second boat or another object don’t just happen. They are usually the result of inattention, fatigue and a lack of knowledge about local water conditions. • There is no speed limit but travel slower in lakes with debris in water, docks and other boats. • Waterskiers must be off the lake one hour after sunset. • Personal watercraft must be off the lake one hour after sunset. • All boats, including canoes and kayaks, must have one lifejacket on board per passenger. • Boats longer than 16-feet must have throw cushions on board. • Boats must have a fire extinguisher on board. • All boats, including personal watercraft, canoes and kayaks, must have current registration. Registration is good for three years. • At sunset, boats must have red and green lights on in front and a white light with 360 degrees of visibility on in the back. • It is not the law, but as a rule of thumb, boats should travel counter-clockwise around lakes. • Use AlbertLeaLakes.com as a helpful resource.

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ernel Days in Wells will take place Aug. 16-19. The celebration unofficially starts with the Wells Library Foundation Salad Luncheon at the American Legion at 11 a.m. Aug. 15. The Little Miss Kernel Pageant will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 16 at the United South Central auditorium. The official start will be Aug. 17 with a Kernel Days Kickoff Party with a free lunch at 11 a.m. at Wells Federal Bank. The evening will conclude with The Broad Band on Bevcomm Stage for live music at 8 p.m. followed by fireworks at 9:45 p.m. On Aug. 18, there will be a kids triathlon and softball, volleyball, bocce ball, bean bag and cribbage tournaments. There will also be a car cruise and show, a pool party, street dance, parade, cow plop bingo and a petting zoo.

one. The event is not timed, and there are no awards. The event is being held with the idea of people being healthy and staying active. The course will begin and end at Country Neighbors. Registration on the day of the run/walk will begin at 7 a.m. in the city park in New Richland with a fee of $15. Contact Mike Weber at 507-475-1012 with more information. The Lions will hold bingo in the park on Saturday, and the Top 25 car show will be held on Broadway Avenue in New Richland. Registration is from 8 to 10 a.m., and the show runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday evening will be a street dance featuring the band IV Play starting around 8 p.m. Sunday’s events include a community worship service in the park at 10:30 a.m. Following the service, county pork producers will serve a lunch at 11:30 a.m. The grand parade will be Sunday at 1 p.m. with more entertainment following. And like always, there will be an ice cream social at 4 p.m. at the St. Peter Church in Otisco.

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he Glenville community will come together June 8-10 for the city’s annual festival. Known as Glenville Days, events kick off Friday, June 8, with a steak fry at 5 p.m., followed by the beginning of a medallion hunt, a bean bag tournament and a “Not So Newlywed Game,” all at 7 p.m. The game will be on the Main Street stage and cost to participate is $5. Prizes will be awarded. After, from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., DJ Grizzly Sound will play music on the Main Street Stage. Saturday, the busiest day of the weekend, will begin with a river run/ walk at 7 a.m., followed by a parade, a little king and queen contest, and

a barbecue pork lunch, among other activities. Additional medallion clues will be given out at the park gazebo. In the afternoon, there will be a bike giveaway, a dodge ball tournament and bingo. Kids games and activities will be in the park, including a smiley train, face painting, inflatable jumpers and a ring toss, among others. The day will end with a street dance from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. featuring band Smokescreen. Gates open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. The weekend will close with a Dad’s Belgian Waffle fundraiser at First Lutheran Church and a church service in the park.

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ayward Days will be July 6-8 this year. There are many activities planned for all ages. The Hayward Days have always been after the Fourth of July, but this year it is the Fourth of July weekend, said Nick Semple, the president of the booster club. New this year will be Julio’s Bar. Hayward has not had a bar for two years, but last year it was semi open and this year it will be opened and participating in the activities.

Events on Friday, July 6, will include a softball tournament and city-wide rummage sales. The majority of the events will be on Saturday including the annual mud bog held by the Hayward Fire Department, the April Sorensen Memorial Half Marathon and a street dance. The April Sorensen half marathon starts at 7:30 a.m. in Albert Lea and ends in Hayward. The schedule is still tentative and more activities are being planned for all three days.

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he Albert Lea Public Library has lots of events scheduled for the summer. Beginning the week of June 4 through July 19 storytime will be each week on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., with an additional nighttime storytime on Thursdays at 6 p.m. Storytime usually includes reading, fingerplays and crafts. Every Tuesday from June 5 through July 17 will be Game Time at 2 p.m. Every Wednesday from June 6 through July 18 will be Art Zones Studio at 10:30 a.m. New this year on Wednesdays will be a Books Pals club for thirdand fourth-graders at 2 p.m. The club will take up to 10 children, and people can sign up by calling the library. Every Thursday from June 7 through July 19 will have special events including performers, bingo and other celebrations. The Summer Reading Program begins June 4 under the theme of “Dream Big, Read!” Children can read books, depending on their reading level, and win prizes for the amount they have read. The program ends July 19. Children’s librarian Patty Greibrok said all events are free and anyone can attend. “We encourage children to read during the summer and for parents to read to children during summer,” Greibrok said. She said often children can fall behind if they’re not reading during their

Summer library events guide June 4-July 19: Storytime on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 6 p.m. June 4-July 19: Game Time at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays June 4-July 19: Art Zones Studio at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays June 4-July 19: Book Pals for third through fifth graders at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays. June 7: Magician Jim Jayes will perform at 2 and 3 p.m. June 14: R.A.D. Zoo will perform at 2 and 3 p.m. June 21: Magician Star Michaelina will perform at 2 and 3 p.m. June 28: Hans Meyer music program will be featured at 2 and 3 p.m. July 5: There will be bingo at 2 p.m. July 12: Jim Jayes & Marionettes perform at 2 p.m. July 19: Zoo Man will be featured at 2 and 3 p.m. summer break from school. “We want every child to start school ready to learn,” Greibrok said. “We’re excited for summer — it’s always a really busy time.” For more information the library’s website is www.alplonline.org. The library is in City Hall, 211 E. Clark St., and can be reached at 377-4356. It is open Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. and Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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he 26th annual Eddie Cochran Weekend car show will be held rain or shine June 8-10 in Albert Lea. This year the Albert Lea Convention and Visitors Bureau, Freeborn County Historical Museum and volunteers Jerry Monson and Terry Perkins planned the event, taking over from the Low Bucks Car Club. Friday, June 8, will feature a social at the Country Inn & Suites on East Main Street in Albert Lea starting around 5 p.m. There will be trophies awarded included “Oldie but Goodie,” “People’s Choice” and “Long Distance.” On Saturday all the fun will begin. Starting the day at 7:30 a.m. is the walk/run for the hospice program at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea. Registrants can sign up for the car show and swap at the fairgrounds from 8 to 11:30 a.m. The show will be from noon to 4 p.m., with trophies awarded around 3 p.m. There is a $10 fee for registering. Public can attend the car show for $2. There will be food vendors at the show. The Freeborn County Historical Museum will have extended hours Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the public to view an Eddie Cochran display. There will also be a record collector show in the Fairlane Building from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The new 12-mile cruise will start at the fairgrounds at 4:30 p.m.; there is no cost to participate. The cruise will end at the fairgrounds. After the cruise there will be entertainment by the band Endless Summer in the Grandstand. The Nasty Habit will bartend from 7 to 10 p.m. On Saturday there will also be a motorcycle rally put on by the Southern Minnesota H.O.G. from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The car cruise at 4:30 p.m. is open to all cars, motorcycles and trucks. On Sunday, June 12, United Methodist Church in Albert Lea is having a rock ’n’ roll worship at 10 a.m. The worship will be followed by a lunch. The weekend celebrates Albert Lea native Eddie Cochran. Cochran was born Oct. 3, 1938, in Albert Lea. He

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Accentra Credit Union........................................................... 30 Accents Decorating . ............................................................. 49 ACT......................................................................................... 7 Addie’s Floral & Gifts.............................................................. 21 Adventure RV Centre............................................................. 37 Ag Power Enterprises, Inc. .................................................... 44 ALAMCO Wood Products, LLC............................................... 13 Albert Lea Art Center............................................................. 21 Albert Lea CVB...................................................................... 27 Albert Lea Family Y.................................................................. 9 Albert Lea Park and Recreation................................. inside back Albert Lea Public Library............................................ inside back Albert Lea Public Warehouse.................................................... 4 Albert Lea Seed House........................................................... 40 Albert Lea Select Foods.......................................................... 14 Albert Lea Senior Citizen Center.............................................. 7 Albert Lea Steel Service Center................................................. 4 Albert Lea Veterinary Clinic.................................................... 33 ALEDA..................................................................................... 3 ALFC Chamber of Commerce...................................inside front Alliance Benefit Group............................................................. 9 Alliance Pipeline....................................................................... 6 American Legion.................................................................... 21 AmericInn, Clear Lake............................................................ 42 Antiques of the Midwest........................................................ 21 Art’s Shoes............................................................................. 16 Assembly of God Church....................................................... 35 B & D Metal Works, Inc.......................................................... 51 Becker Auto........................................................................... 52 Beth Atz Insurance................................................................. 52 Blue Belle Inn......................................................................... 23 Bonnerup Funeral & Creamation Service................................ 49 Boss Photography.................................................................. 11 Brick Furniture....................................................................... 40 Broskoff Structures................................................................. 48 Bruss-Heitner Funeral Homes................................................. 51 Cabin Coffee Co.................................................................... 41 Cafourek & Associates, Inc..................................................... 30 Carpenter BBQ Bash.............................................................. 23 Cedar River Rendezvous......................................................... 16 Cheers Liquor........................................................................ 54 City Limits Eatery................................................................... 23 Clarks Grove Hardware.......................................................... 48 Coldwell Banker Home Connection........................................ 13 Collectors Wonderland.......................................................... 43 Collin’s Auto Repair................................................................ 25 Com-Tec................................................................................ 52 Conger Inn Catering & Party Shop......................................... 49 CORA.................................................................................... 16 Country Charm, LLC.............................................................. 49 Countryside RV Service.......................................................... 37 Countryside RV Service.......................................................... 10 CPS Mansfield................................................................... 50/49 Crescendo Exquisite Food & Fine Dining................................. 54 Crossroads Church................................................................. 35 Dan Sparks............................................................................ 40 Daycare Page......................................................................... 19 Dewey Kruger Music.............................................................. 46 Diamond Jo Casino................................................... inside back Doug’s Painting & Sandblasting.............................................. 10 Dr. Lundstrom D.D.S.............................................................. 37 Dras Cases............................................................................. 38 Eastside Liquor....................................................................... 56 Emerson’s By The Lake........................................................... 42 Emerson’s on Main................................................................. 16 Falkstone............................................................................... 46 Farmer’s Mutual Insurance of Manchester.............................. 50 Farmers State Bank...................................................inside front Firestone................................................................................ 11 First Baptist Church................................................................ 35 First Lutheran Church............................................................. 35 First Presbyterian Church........................................................ 35 Fisher’s Fine Jewelers.............................................................. 21 Flat Pie & Red Eye Pizza.......................................................... 17 Fleet Farm.............................................................................. 28 Fort Custer Maze................................................................... 43

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Frames-R-Us........................................................................... 21 Freeborn Construction........................................................... 52 Freeborn County Environmental . .......................................... 24 Freeborn County Government Center ................................... 36 Freeborn County Historical Museum........................................ 5 Freeborn Lumber Company.................................................... 29 Freeborn Mower Cooperative Services................................... 33 Gansen Auto & RV Sales........................................................ 28 Geneva Bar & Grill................................................................. 48 George’s of Geneva............................................................... 48 Gifts Galore........................................................................... 16 Glenn’s Motorcoach Tours, Inc. ............................................. 34 Glenville Plumbing................................................................. 52 Glenville Short Stop............................................................... 52 Goemann Insurance Agency.................................................. 50 Goldman, Sturtz & Halvorsen, Chtd....................................... 11 Grace Lutheran Church.......................................................... 35 Green Lea Golf Course........................................................... 28 Green Mill.................................................................inside front Green Mill.............................................................................. 54 Grow Forest City . ................................................................. 41 Hanson Tire............................................................................. 2 Hart Brothers Weaponry........................................................ 27 Hayward & Trondhjem Lutheran Churches............................. 35 Heart of the Artichoke........................................................... 21 Hemenway Storage................................................................ 52 Hi Yield Products, Inc............................................................. 34 Hillcrest Cemetary.................................................................... 4 Home Sweet Home................................................................ 23 Hormel Institute .................................................................... 34 Injection Technology Diesel Service......................................... 47 Jag Tours................................................................................ 31 Jensales................................................................................. 50 Jensen Heating, A/C & Plumbing............................................ 48 Jim & Dudes........................................................................... 11 Kiester Liquor Store................................................................ 50 KIMT News............................................................... inside back Kountry Kupboard................................................................. 17 L.R. Falk Construction............................................................ 23 Lady of the Lake.................................................................... 42 Lake Mills Chamber Development Corporation...................... 47 Lake Mills Community School................................................ 47 Lake Mills Task Force.............................................................. 47 Larson Contracting...................................................inside front Larson’s Mercantile................................................................ 43 Lembke Construction................................................inside front Liquor Depot.......................................................................... 37 Loverink Drainage.................................................................. 45 Lyla’s Boutique....................................................................... 43 M & S Outdoor Equipment..................................................... 24 Main Street Grill ................................................................... 49 Manchester-Heartland Telephone Co...................................... 50 Manpower............................................................................. 26 Market 124............................................................................ 43 Mayo Clinic Health System..................................................... 31 McKinley Auto & RV.............................................................. 23 MCT Mortgage...................................................................... 11 Minnesota Abstract & Tile Company...................................... 26 Morreim Drainage, Inc........................................................... 50 Motor Inn.............................................................................. 30 Mrs. Gerry’s Salad.................................................................. 40 Nancy’s Café.......................................................................... 21 National Eagle Center.............................................................. 1 New To You........................................................................... 21 NIACC...................................................................... inside back Niagara Cave......................................................................... 26 Nick’s Country Store............................................................... 52 North American Mat Company.............................................. 44 Northbridge Mall......................................................inside front Northern Country Coop......................................................... 49 Northland Custom Interiors.................................................... 47 Northwood Lumber............................................................... 46 Northwood Theatre............................................................... 46 Northwood True Value........................................................... 47 Nu 2 U Consignments............................................................ 41 Oakenwald Terrace.................................................................. 9

Osage Chamber of Commerce............................................... 17 Our Father’s House................................................................. 35 Our Saviors Evangelical Lutheran Church................................ 35 P&L Excavating....................................................................... 48 Paradise Pizza........................................................................ 23 Parkview Care Center Wells, Inc............................................. 51 Pelican Breeze........................................................................ 33 Perkins................................................................................... 38 Pizza Hut............................................................................... 54 Pizza Ranch............................................................................ 54 PM Park................................................................................. 43 Poet....................................................................................... 10 Produce State Bank................................................................ 15 Produce State Bank - Hollandale............................................ 45 Ralphene’s............................................................................. 42 Reinertson’s Embroidery......................................................... 21 ReMax - Emilie Paulson.......................................................... 37 Sanderson Auto Repair.......................................................... 37 Scott’s Office Products........................................................... 38 Security Bank......................................................................... 27 Serenity Spa........................................................................... 41 Shaw’s Auto & Truck Repair................................................... 48 Shell Rock River Watershed District........................................ 30 Signature Real Estate................................................inside front Signatures Supper Club.......................................................... 46 South Central Pet Care.......................................................... 25 Southern Lock & Glass........................................................... 13 Southern Minnesota Magazine.............................................. 55 Southside Custom.................................................................. 37 St. Theodore Catholic Church................................................ 35 Stacia’s Grooming & Pet Boutique.......................................... 37 Starboard Market ................................................................. 42 State Bank of Clarks Grove................................................. back State Bank of New Richland................................................... 51 State Farm - Nancy VanderWaerdt.......................................... 27 Steam it Clean Carpet Cleaning............................................... 7 Strong Agency, Inc................................................................. 21 Sugar Chic Cake Designs......................................................... 4 Syverson Ford........................................................................ 12 Tanks & Tummies................................................................... 50 Teluwut Grille House & Pub.................................................... 17 The Beehive Waxing & Skin Care Studio................................. 42 The Front Porch..................................................................... 17 The Healing House................................................................. 42 The Lakeside Café & Creamery............................................... 54 The Maple Spa....................................................................... 17 The Mill’s Theater................................................................... 47 The Moose Lodge.................................................................... 9 The Red Geranium ................................................................ 43 Thompson Oil Co................................................................... 45 Thompson Sanitation............................................................. 48 Thorne Crest....................................................................... back Three in One Bar & Restaurant............................................... 44 Thymeless Treasures............................................................... 23 T-N-T Used Appliance Store.................................................... 21 Total Glass-Lock, Inc................................................................. 5 Trades & Labor Federal Credit Union........................................ 5 United Employees Credit Union.............................................. 28 United Methodist Church....................................................... 35 Vaer Saa God......................................................................... 41 Van Wilgen Farm Drainage.................................................... 45 Ventura Foods........................................................... inside back Vern Eide Motorcars............................................................... 26 Waldorf College....................................................................... 7 Water Craft........................................................................... 51 Weathered Elements.............................................................. 42 Wells Federal Bank................................................................. 33 Wells Insurance Agency......................................................... 51 Welsh Chiropractic Clinic, P.C................................................. 46 WFS....................................................................................... 51 Wind Down Wednesday (bill to CVB)..................................... 15 Wintergreen Food Co-op....................................................... 37 Zion Lutheran Church............................................................ 35 Zogg Dermatology, PLC......................................................... 14


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Kernel Days Wednesday, Aug. 15 11 a.m.: Wells Library Foundation Salad Luncheon, American Legion Thursday, Aug. 16 7 p.m.: Little Miss Kernel Pageant, USC auditorium Friday, Aug. 17 11 a.m.: Kernel Days Kickoff, Wells Federal Bank 5 p.m.: Food stands and beer garden open 5 p.m.: Petting zoo 5 p.m.: Dodgeball tournament, basketball court by the skate park

6 p.m.: Volleyball tournament 6 p.m.: Tractor races and events 8 p.m.: The Broad Band, Bevcomm Stage 9:45 p.m.: Fireworks Saturday, Aug. 18 8 a.m.: Breakfast food stand opens, farmers market at Wells Marketplace Foods 8 a.m.: Maple Valley Classic Car Show, downtown 8 a.m.: Kids triathlon registration, softball tournament, volleyball tournament TBD: Kernel Days 5K Run 9 a.m.: Bingo 10 a.m.: Kids pedal tractor pull, food stands, bocce ball and bean bag tourneys, petting zoo

1:30 p.m.: Cribbage tournament, American Legion 1 p.m.: Cow plop bingo 3:30 p.m.: Classic car cruise 5:30 p.m.: Giant parade, starts Main Street, followed by live performances, bingo and food stands in the park 8:30 p.m.: Teen pool party, Wells Municipal Swimming Pool 9 p.m.: Jaycees street dance, downtown Sunday, Aug. 21 8 a.m.: VFW pancake breakfast 8 a.m.: Softball tournament 10:30 a.m.: Kernel Days Golf Tournament, Wells Golf Course • Open daily 10:30am-9pm • Three party rooms • Arcade • Child friendly family restaurant

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June

7: Magician Jim Jayes, Albert Lea Public Library 8-10: Eddie Cochran Weekend, Albert Lea 8-10: Glenville Days, Glenville 9: Take a Kid Fishing Day, Edgewater Park 9: Geneva Cancer Run (motorcycles), Geneva Bar & Grill 9: Disc golf, Sample Saturday Series, Bancroft Bay Park 9-10: Tribute to Eddie Cochran, Lighthouse 9: Friends of Hospice Walk/Run, Albert Lea 13-17: Worth County Fair, Northwood, Iowa 14: R.A.D. Zoo, Albert Lea Public Library 15-17: Morin Lake Days, Alden 16: Care Packages for Soldiers Ride, Bergdale Harley 21: Magician Star Michaelina, Albert Lea Public Library 21: Bayside Skiers’ first show, Edgewater Bay 21-24: Kiester Days, Kiester 22: Project Earth, Harmony Park 23: Tip One Run, Bergdale Harley 23: Yoga in the Park, Sample Saturday Series, Bancroft Bay Park 28: Hans Meyer, Albert Lea Public Library 29-30: Borderfest, Emmons 30: Bikes for Barker, Albert Lea Armory 30: Corey Goodnature Golf Classic, Wedgewood Cove & Green Lea 30: Strawberry Festival, downtown Albert Lea 30: Freedom Festival, Edgewater Park 30: Carnival, downtown Albert Lea

July

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Jaden Anderson, left, and Makayla Hansen sell lemonade last summer on Grand Avenue in Albert Lea.

7: Archery, Sample Saturday Series, Brookside Park Boathouse 7: ALHS Hall of Fame Event, Wedgewood Cove Golf Club 7: April Sorensen Memorial Half Marathon, Albert Lea to Hayward 12: Jim Jayes & Marionettes, Albert Lea Public Library 12-15: “Oliver!” Marion Ross Performing Arts Center 13-14: July Jubilee, Lake Mills, Iowa 14: Matt Felt & Dillon Gordon Run (motorcyles), Eagles Club and Harmony Park 16: Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber Golf Outing, Wedgewood Cove 18: Wind Down Wednesdays on Broadway, Albert Lea 19: Zoo Man, Albert Lea Public Library 19-22: Ellendale Days, Ellendale 18-21: “Oliver!” Marion Ross Performing Arts Center 20-21: Art & Garden Tour, Albert Lea Art Center

1-5: Freeborn County Fair 4: Corn Feed Kickoff for Sturgis, Bergdale Harley 6-12: Sacred Harvest Festival, Harmony Park 10-11: Relay for Life, Freeborn County Fairgrounds 11: Albert Lea City Championships (golf), Green Lea & Wedgewood Coves 11-18: Shinefest’s Rock the Block, Albert Lea 15: Wind Down Wednesdays on Broadway, Albert Lea 15: Echoes from the Past, Graceland Cemetery 15-19: Kernel Days, Wells 19: Leona Williams, Marion Ross Performing Arts Center 21: Shinefest Tractor Ride, around Freeborn County 24-25: Big Island BBQ State Championship, Freeborn County Fairgrounds 25: Albert Lea Hockey Open, Green Lea Golf Course 23: Cruisin’ to the Cove, Wedgewood Cove

September

1-2: Shortstop Golf Tournament, Green Lea Golf Course 6-8: WookieFoot presents Sangra-La, Harmony Park 8: Harvest Festival, Hollandale 8-9: Ryan Truesdell Weekend, Snyder Fields 16: Autumn in the Village, Freeborn County Historical Museum 16: Vibram Championship Series (disc golf), Bancroft Bay Park 22: Fall Festival, downtown Albert Lea

October

6-7: Big Island Rendezvous, Bancroft Bay Park

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3-4: Carnival, downtown Albert Lea 3: Third of July Parade, Albert Lea 4: Fireworks, Albert Lea 4: Fireworks, Northwood, Iowa 4-8: Fourth of July Celebration, Northwood, Iowa 6-7: Yonder Mountain String Band, Harmony Park 6-8: Fourth of July Celebration, Bricelyn 6-8: Farm & City Days, New Richland 6-8: Hayward Days, Hayward 7: Fireworks, Bricelyn

21: Battle of the Bands, Edgewater Park Bandshell 21: Free Swim Day, Albert Lea Aquatic Center 21: Northwood Open (disc golf), Swensrud Park 21: Freeborn Days, Freeborn 22-24: Albert Lea Tournament (baseball), Snyder Field 26: Sparky Golf Classic, Wedgewood Cove 27-29: Midwest Regional Water Ski Tournament, Edgewater Bay 31: Freeborn County Fair

Beer, Wine & Liquor for every occasion.

Includes world-famous pizza, pastas, soup, salads, hot breadsticks and cinnamon sticks and soft drinks

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Hand dipped ice cream ony $1.00 per scoop Thurs & Fri nights 4-8pm

HAPPY HOUR 7 DAYS A WEEK!

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Complete Automotive Repair

We service all makes and models

JR Dorman, Wanda Dorman, Tiffany Carlson, Kelly Reichl, Kelvin Rehnelt

NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED FOR: • Any tire service • Oil changes • Nitrogen fill for tires • Emergency road service

WE APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS 505 E. Main • 373-0636

Albert Lea major events A. Sorensen Mem. Half Marathon......... 33 Art & Garden Tour................................ 22 Battle of the Bands............................... 8 Big Island BBQ...................................... 39 Big Island Rendezvous........................... 34 Eddie Cochran Weekend....................... 4 Freeborn County Fair............................ 18 Freedom Festival................................... 34 Relay for Life......................................... 24 Ryan Truesdell Weekend....................... 11 Shinefest............................................... 15 Shortstop.............................................. 28 Strawberry Festival................................ 39 Take A Kid Fishing Day.......................... 9 Third of July Parade............................... 32 Wind Down Wednesdays...................... 10 Attractions Albert Lea Public Library........................ 5 Bayside Skiers....................................... 6 Baseball................................................ 36 Boating................................................. 6 Camping............................................... 38 County parks........................................ 14 Disc golf............................................... 25 Farmers market..................................... 26 Fishing.................................................. 9 Food & drink......................................... 39 Freeborn County Hist. Museum............. 34 Golf...................................................... 28 Harmony Park....................................... 8 Lighthouse............................................ 8 Marion Ross Performing Arts Ctr........... 8 Pelican Breeze II.................................... 7 Running................................................ 33 Softball................................................. 11 State Parks............................................ 38 Swimming............................................ 22 Theater................................................. 8 Walking................................................ 24 Area cities Alden.................................................... 49 Bricelyn................................................. 45 Clarks Grove......................................... 48 Clear Lake............................................. 42 Conger................................................. 49 Ellendale............................................... 49 Emmons............................................... 45 Forest City............................................ 41 Freeborn............................................... 45 Geneva................................................. 48 Glenville................................................ 52 Hayward............................................... 52 Hollandale............................................ 44 Kiester.................................................. 50 Lake Mills.............................................. 47 New Richland........................................ 51 Northwood........................................... 46 Manchester........................................... 50 Osage................................................... 16 St. Ansgar............................................. 23 Wells.................................................... 51

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Albert Lea Tribune 808 W. Front St. Albert Lea, MN 56007 373-1411 Publisher Scott Schmeltzer Managing Editor Tim Engstrom Advertising Director Crystal Miller Creative Director Stacey Bahr Circulation Director Valerie Sanderson Accountant Lisa Foley Press Production Director Terry Thissen News Danielle Boss Rebekah Dyvig Brandi Hagen Kelli Lageson Sarah Stultz Advertising Catherine Buboltz Renee Citsay Clay Culbertson Angie Hoffman Michelle Haacke Classified Advertising Michelle DaViega Joan Miller Graphic Design Kathy Johnson Circulation Melissa Goodwin

To advertise, call (507) 379-3427

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The Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce's mission is to "Promote and develop a healthy and positive business climate and improve the quality of life in the Albert Lea-Freeborn County area." The Chamber of Commerce is the one organization that merges all segments of our local economy from the smallest employer to the largest. Always striving to enhance the business environment, we work with local and state government to create a climate conducive to growth. Look for the Chamber of Commerce membership sticker at our member businesses.

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512 E. 7th St. Albert Lea, MN 56007 Phone: (507) 373-4526 Fax: (507) 373-4527

2012

Years! Hartland Office

THANK YOU

from all of our staff!

Melody Lembke Broker/Owner

We’re proud to bring healthy ingredients and innovative products to your dinner table.

Since 1912, the bank has grown to be one of the soundest financial institutions in the area with three locations. Thank you to all of our customers who have helped us grow and provide a valuable service in our community. We invite all local businesses and families to consider us to be your financial services partner. We’re 100 years old, and just getting started!

Nancy Skophammer, Robin Brekke, Darcy Newman, Cindy Recknor

Albert Lea Office

Row 1: Daniel M Otten, Cally Skinner, Tim Piehl Row 2: Chas Benson, Rhonda Allison, Deb Kenison, Becky Griffith, JoAnn Spooner Row 3: Mike Budach, Mark Heinemann, Jenni Miller

Freeborn Office

919 E. 14th St., Albert Lea, MN 56007

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Areas of Specialty:

New Construction • Residential Sales • Land Sales Commercial Sales • Foreclosure Sales 1115 East Main St. • 507-373-SOLD (7653)

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HARTLAND OFFICE 507-845-2233 FREEBORN OFFICE 507-863-2371 ALBERT LEA OFFICE 507-373-1945 farmersstatebankmn.com Member FDIC

Mark Nowak, Cindy Whitcomb, Amy Schmidt, Marcia McKean, Peter Scheffert

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Albert Lea Parks & Recreation

Summer Fun Guide

Summer Playparks

ea’s L t r e b Al eer B t f a r C ot! Hot Sp

June 4-July 26 Open Monday-Thursday 10:00 am-6:00 pm

Albert Lea Public Library Summer Reading Program 2012 Sunset Farms

A hot, juicy burger and a frosty, cold beer. Now THAT’S a perfect pair. From award-winning pizza to cool salads, the Green Mill has what you’re hungry for.

Take Your Business to the next level with our team

Lou Rich

Grades 5 & 6

Your Single Source Contractor

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Wedgewood Cove Golf Course

2218 E. Main St, Albert Lea

507-377-3000

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Children of all ages are encouraged to sign up online at www.alplonline.org. Program begins June 6.

Storytime  Mon., Tues. & Thurs. at 10:30 a.m. Emma the Therapy Dog  Mon. at 2 p.m. Book Pals Book Club  Mon. at 2 p.m. (June only.)

Commercial • Industrial Retail/Service

508 West Main Street P.O. Box 7 Lake Mills, IA 50450

Connect with us on

June 4th – July 19th: Read Books and Earn Prizes!

641-592-5800 507-373-6645

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1-800-765-1426

Game Time  Tues. at 2 p.m. (Except on 1st Tues. of the month) Lego Time  1st Tues. of the Month at 2 p.m. Art Zones Studio  Wed. at 10:30 a.m. Book Pals Book Club  Wed. at 2 p.m. (June only.) Grades 3 & 4

Night-time Storytime  Thurs. at 6 p.m.

Magician Jim Jayes R.A.D. Zoo Magician Star Michaelina Musician Hans Mayer BINGO Jim Jayes & Marionettes The Zoo Man

Shows at 2 & 3 p.m.

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June 7 June 14 June 21 June 28 July 5 (2 p.m. ONLY) July 12 July 19

For more information, call 507-377-4350 or visit us online 24/7 at www.alplonline.org. This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Also sponsored by Friends of the Albert Lea Public Library.

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Stop by and meet the Park Leaders! Everybody is welcome to visit our FREE Playparks!

Summer Carnival Join us for an afternoon of carnival games, face painting, bouncies, food and prizes!! When: Wednesday, July 11th Time: 4:00-7:00pm Where: Farmer’s Market-North Broadway Parking Lot Fee: $2.00 (includes all games!) Children 2 & under FREE

AQUATIC CENTER Aquatic Center will open

June 2, 2012

Open Mon-Fri 1:00-6:00 p.m. Sat & Sun 1:00-7:00 p.m. Daily Admission (includes tax): Children 2 & under $1.25 Children 3-17 years $3.25 Adults 18 & over $3.50 Individual Season Pass (plus tax): $35/in town $45/out of town

NO REFUNDS~NO CHECKS

Movies in the Park

Take a seat, bring your blankies, relax and enjoy the show.

SUMMER REGISTRATION Registration for all programs is located at the City Arena.

Hours: 8:00 am-5:00 pm

The office is open over the noon hour throughout the year.

You can now register online! Check us out at www.cityofalbertlea.org click on the Park & Rec Registration tab and set up an account

Contact us @ 507-377-4370

Touch-A-Truck

Held in conjunction with Cloverleaf & Lakeview Lions Annual Flight Breakfast

Put your imagination in gear and go! Join us for Touch-A-Truck where kids get a chance to get up close to their favorite vehicles and rub elbows with their hometown heroes. Touch-A-Truck is a FREE, fun, family event enjoyed by kids of all ages! An assortment of vehicles will be featured including a Fire Engine, Police Vehicles and even an airplane!

When: Sunday, June 10th Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. When: Where: A.L. Municipal Airport Fri. July 20th –Gnomeo & Juliet (G) Fri. Aug. 10th –Sweet Home Alabama Fee: FREE!! (PG-13) DATE NIGHT!!

Fri. Aug. 24th – Enchanted (G) Time: 8:30 p.m. Where: Edgewater Park Bandshell Fee: FREE Movies in the Park sponsored by First Presbyterian Church, YMCA and Park and Rec.

*Cloverleaf/Lakeview Lions Annual Flight Breakfast 7:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Adults $6.00 Kids $3.00 (12 & under)

Look for our brochure online:

www.cityofalbertlea.org

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Freedom Festival to honor military service

No matter how comfortable our homes may be, each of us occasionally dreams about the fun and excitement of redecorating. Would it be new granite counters... a tiled bath... stainless steel appliances... new kitchen cabinets? Sometimes a dream is closer than you might think! We start with newly designed apartments that you customize to match your own personal style. Each new home features individually controlled heating/ cooling as well as in-home washer/dryers, and many offer private patios and balconies. But that is just the start of what Thorne Crest has to offer. In addition to a beautiful new home, you’ll find restaurant style dining, a professional fitness/ wellness program, planned social events as well as

independence from the mundane chores of home upkeep. Thorne Crest offers delivered services to your apartment as well as access to assisted living, nursing care and rehabilitation therapy, all under one roof.

Eddie Cochran Weekend gets new organizers

County fair to have a smoke-free Saturday

Call today to choose & customize your apartment for fall move-in.

And now, Thorne Crest offers a full 90% Refundable Entry Fee with our new apartments. Regardless of what the housing market is doing, your investment at Thorne Crest will retain its value for you or your estate. Call Karen today at 507-373-2311 and schedule your personal tour to discover what the Thorne Crest lifestyle is all about!

507-373-2311

Your guidebook to fun! 2401 Bridge Ave, Albert Lea

Member FDIC

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