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Albert Lea major events Albert Lea Fourth of July....................... 45 April Sorensen Half Marathon............... 30 Art & Garden Tour................................ 39 Big Island BBQ...................................... 6 Big Island Rendezvous........................... 44 Eddie Cochran Weekend....................... 14 Freeborn County Fair............................ 21 Freedom Festival................................... 7 “Happy Days” musical.......................... 4 Relay for Life......................................... 5 Shortstop.............................................. 18 Take A Kid Fishing Day.......................... 11 Wind Down Wednesdays...................... 12 Attractions Albert Lea Art Center............................ 39 Albert Lea parks.................................... 46 Albert Lea Public Library........................ 20 Bayside Skiers....................................... 47 Baseball................................................ 28 Boat racing........................................... 47 Moais in Motion................................... 5 Cars...................................................... 14 County parks........................................ 38 Disc golf............................................... 17 Fishing.................................................. 11 Food..................................................... 6 Golf...................................................... 18 Harmony Park....................................... 4 Historical Museum................................ 10 Lighthouse Event Center....................... 4 Military Support.................................... 7 Motorcycles.......................................... 27 Pelican Breeze II.................................... 13 Running................................................ 30 Softball................................................. 28 State Parks............................................ 15 Swimming............................................ 9 Theater................................................. 4 Walking................................................ 5 Area cities Alden.................................................... 33 Bricelyn................................................. 46 Clarks Grove......................................... 25 Clear Lake............................................. 34 Conger................................................. 33 Ellendale............................................... 48 Emmons............................................... 40 Forest City............................................ 31 Freeborn............................................... 52 Geneva................................................. 52 Glenville................................................ 52 Hayward............................................... 51 Hollandale............................................ 49 Kiester.................................................. 46 Lake Mills.............................................. 33 New Richland........................................ 33 Northwood........................................... 50 Manchester........................................... 25 Osage................................................... 36 St. Ansgar............................................. 32 Wells.................................................... 24

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 Kathy Johnson Circulation Director Melissa Goodwin Accountant Lisa Foley Press Production Director Terry Thissen Mailroom Director Rich Mirelli News Micah Bader Brandi Hagen Kelli Lageson Sarah Stultz Advertising Catherine Buboltz Renee Citsay Clay Culbertson Angie Eggum Michelle Haacke Classified Advertising Michelle DaVeiga Joan Miller Graphic Design Kristin Overland


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June

7-9: Eddie Cochran Weekend, Albert Lea 7-9: Glenville Days, Glenville 8: DC Drifters, Marion Ross Performing Arts Center 8: Take a Kid Fishing Day, Edgewater Park 8: Geneva Cancer Ride, Geneva Bar & Grill 8: Hospice Run/Walk, Freeborn County Fairgrounds 8: Unique Junque, Albert Lea Art Center 12-16: Worth County Fair, Northwood 13: Magician Jim Jayes, Albert Lea Public Library 14: Camp Fire 5, Harmony Park 14-15: Morin Lake Days, Alden 15: Dave Lambert, Lighthouse Event Center 20: R.A.D. Zoo, Albert Lea Public Library 20-23: Kiester Days, Kiester 21-23: Project Earth, Harmony Park 22: Vintage Style Show, Freeborn County Historical Museum 22: Al Batt cruise, Pelican Breeze II 22: Bikes for Barker, Albert Lea Armory 22-23: Albert Lea Knights tournament, Albert Lea 25-28: “The Visit,” Freeborn County Historical Village 26: Wind Down Wednesday, downtown Albert Lea 27-30: Phoenix Bike Rally, Harmony Park 27: Magician Star Michaelina, Albert Lea Public Library 27-29: Minnesota State H.O.G. Rally, Freeborn County Fairgrounds 27-29: Ellendale Days, Ellendale 28-29: Art & Garden Tour, Albert Lea 28-29: Borderfest, Emmons 29: Corey Goodnature Golf Tournament, Green Lea Golf Course

July

3: Third of July Parade, Albert Lea 3-4: Fourth of July Celebration, Albert Lea 4-7: Fourth of July Celebration, Bricelyn 4-7: Fourth of July Celebration, Northwood 10-13: “Happy Days: A New Musical,” Marion Ross Perf. Arts Center 12-14: Farm & City Days, New Richland 12-14: July Jubilee, Lake Mills

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13: Hayward Days, Hayward 13: Albert Lea High School Hall of Fame Event, Green Lea Golf Course 13: April Sorensen Memorial Half Marathon, Albert Lea to Hayward 13: Al Batt cruise, Pelican Breeze II 13-14: Matt Felt & Dillon Gordon Memorial Motorcycle Run, Harmony Park 13: Freedom Festival, Albert Lea Armory 16-20: “Happy Days: A New Musical,” Marion Ross Perf. Arts Center 17: Wind Down Wednesday, downtown Albert Lea 19: Ryder Cup, Wedgewood Cove & Green Lea 18: Puppeteer Jim Jayes, Albert Lea Public Library 20: Rockin’ at the Lighthouse, Lighthouse Event Center 20: Stock Disc Golf Championship, Northwood 25: Zoo Man, Albert Lea Public Library 26: Miles of Memories, Marion Ross Performing Arts Center 27: Riverland BOSS Ride, Riverland Community College 30-31: Freeborn County Fair

5-8: Shangri-La, Harmony Park 7: Tony Booth, Stephanie Erdman, Marion Ross Perf. Arts Center 7: Rockin’ at the Lighthouse, Lighthouse Event Center 7: Thorne Crest 5K, Thorne Crest Retirement Community 7: Harvest Festival, Hollandale 14: Kevin Bowe & Andy Dee, Lighthouse Event Center 14: Drag boat races, Edgewater Bay 15: Autumn in the Village, Freeborn County Historical Village 27: Celebrating Arts & Artists, Wedgewood Cove Golf Club

August

On the cover:

1-4: Freeborn County Fair 5-11: Sacred Harvest Festival, Harmony Park 9-10: Freeborn County Relay for Life, Freeborn County Fairgrounds 10: Albert Lea City Tournament, Wedgewood Cove & Green Lea 11: Power boat races, Edgewater Bay 14-17: Kernel Days, Wells 15: Mystery bus tour, Freeborn County Historical Museum 17: Car cruise, Main Street in Wells 17-18: Minnesota State Disc Golf Championships, Bancroft Bay Park 21: Echoes from the Past, Freeborn County Historical Museum 21: Wind Down Wednesday, downtown Albert Lea 22: Cruise to the Cove, Wedgewood Cove Golf Club 22-24: “Cinderella, Cinderella,” Marion Ross Performing Arts Center 23-24: Big Island BBQ, Freeborn County Fairgrounds 24: Al Batt cruise, Pelican Breeze II 24: Albert Lea Hockey Open, Green Lea Golf Course 31: Shortstop Golf Tournament, Green Lea Golf Course

September

October

5-6: Big Island Rendezvous, Bancroft Bay Park 12: Rockin’ at the Lighthouse, Lighthouse Event Center 19: Mudd Cat & the Bottom Feeders, Lighthouse Event Center

We were inspired by the cast of the “Happy Days” TV show, given that the musical and Marion Ross are coming this summer to Albert Lea. Children the parts for our cover were: Mr. C.: Ben Schultz Mrs. C.: Sophie Stultz Richie: Forrest Engstrom Joanie: Lilly Crissinger Fonzi: Jacob Miller Ralph: Peyton Haacke Potsy: Nolan Haacke

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Marion Ross coming for ‘Happy Days’

performance art retreat. The weekend retreat will feature classes on aerial arts, juggling and others.

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lbert Lea’s sweetheart is coming to visit. Marion Ross will be in Albert Lea this July and is excited to see Albert Lea Community Theatre’s production of “Happy Days, a New Musical.” ACT co-president Rosalie Truax said Ross will be present for the opening night and some of the shows during its first week. “We’ll probably have something after the play downstairs with coffee and a chance to meet her,” Truax said. “We’re still up in the air about what we’re going to do on opening night.” ACT board members said they were glad to jump through the necessary hoops to be able to present the “Happy Days: A New Musical” show. There are also two extra shows because they thought Albert Leans will definitely want to see this show. Show times are at 7:30 p.m. July 10-13, 2 p.m. July 14, and again at 7:30 p.m. July 16-20. Tickets are $18 for adults and $10 for students. They’re available on the ACT’s website: www.actonbroadway.com. Steve Kinney will direct the show that’s based on the original “Happy Days” TV series that included Marion Ross. This musical introduces all the classic characters to a new generation. The famed malt shop, Arnold’s, is in danger of demolition so the gang gets together to try to save it. “Happy Days, a New Musical” is a famMarion Ross

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June 27-30 Phoenix Bike Rally will feature motorcycle games, music, camping, tattoos and food vendors. Performers will be Jennifer Ordalen, High Adventure, Rook, Dust ’N Bones and Bad Monkey. Pre-sale tickets are $50, and tickets at the gate are $60.

The orphans sing of their want for more food in the opening act of “Oliver!” in July 2012. “Happy Days: A New Musical” is the major production for this summer. July 13-14 Matt Felt and Dillon Gordon Memofrom 4 to 6 p.m. every Thursday, but ily-friendly show that will have you rial Motorcycle Run is a fundraiser in there are more staffed hours leading stepping back in time to the rock ’n’ honor of the two men who the event up to shows. roll era of the 1950s. is named after. It involves a motorcyBuilding manager Neil Lang said he cle ride, camping and music. Money and ACT members want to thank the goes toward fighting cancer, organ community for their patronage of all donation and the Humane Society. the recent shows. “We really want to thank the auJune 8: Flea market/rummage sale Aug. 5-11 dience for coming to these concerts Harmony Tribe’s 16th-annual Sacred — it pays the bills so we can keep ’em from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 15: Dave Lambert at 7:30 Harvest Festival coming,” Lang said. p.m. Other events at the Marion Ross July 20: Rockin’ Peforming Arts Center: the Lighthouse at 7:30 June 8: The DC Drifters are back in p.m. Albert Lea to perform music of Eddie July 30-Aug. 4: Cochran and other ’50s songs. The The Lighthouse hosts show starts at 7:30 p.m., and tickets various acts at the are $15. Entertainment Square July 26: The Miles of Memories at the Freeborn County show will start at 7:30 p.m. The performance has Tex and Mary Schutz Fair Sept: 7: Rockin’ featuring their one-of-a-kind songs, the Lighthouse at 7:30 unique harmonies and silly stories. p.m. Tickets are $15. Sept. 14: Kevin Aug. 22, 23 and 24: “Cinderella, Bowe & Andy Dee at Cinderella” will be performed. The show is for children and includes audi- 7:30 p.m. Tim Engstrom Oct. 12: Rockin’ ence participation. Tickets are $10. Nationally known folk band Yonder Mountain the Lighthouse at 7:30 Sept. 7: Texas country music star String Band, based in Colorad, played at Harp.m. Tony Booth will sing along with local Oct. 19: Mudd Cat mony Park in July 2012. singer Stephanie Erdman at 7:30 p.m. & the Bottom Feeders Tickets are $20. at 7:30 p.m. October: The Marion Ross PerAug. 26-Sept. 2 The Lighthouse Event Center is at forming Arts Center will again be Center for Deep Ecology offers its 621 Marshall St. in Albert Lea. It can hosting live high-definition viewings Permaculture Design Course. This be reached at 373-3144. of the Met Opera’s shows. The new weekend course will teach particiseason begins in October and continpants permaculture, or the design of ues through spring 2014. human habitats and food production systems that mimic nature. — Up-to-date information about all shows can be found at www.actonSept. 5-8 June 14-16 broadway.com. The box office is open WookieFoot presents Shangri-La Camp Fire 5 is a community-grown

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reeborn County Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society’s signature event of the year, will be Aug. 9-10 at the Freeborn County Fairgrounds. The event will kick off at 6 p.m. with the survivors lap, where relay officials read aloud the names of all registered cancer survivors in the county. Then until 6 a.m., participants take turns walking around a track surrounded by luminaries dedicated to people who have fought cancer. Local officials hope to raise $193,500 from the event this year. There will also be entertainment and food vendors throughout the evening.

Moais in Motion The National Vitality Center volunteers are again organizing the Moais in Motion program to encourage all kinds of activity, whether it’s walking, jogging or dancing, to name a few. Registration began June 1, and teams will be asked to track minutes spent together as a group in the activity. There will be prizes for the moai that has the most average number of

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minutes of activity per member. “Health-wise, it keeps the community active, but it also connects people to their community,” said organizer Erin Sauer. Vitality organizers are also expanding the Vitality Adventures program from 2012, to encourage people to find different historical markers in Albert Lea each week and have their picture taken next to them. At the end of the summer, the group with the most unique photo will win a prize, Sauer said, and people do not have to be part of a moai to participate.

Favorite places for walks or hikes • Mayo Clinic Health System at Health Reach, 1705 S.E. Broadway Ave., features an indoor track. Use is free but a waiver must be signed. Hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. • Skyline Plaza, 1701 W. Main St., is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays. Four full rounds in this plaza equals a mile. • Northbridge Mall, 2510 N. Bridge Ave., is open to walkers from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. Three full trips around the mall equals a mile. • Brookside Education Center, 211 W. Richway Drive, is open from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and from 4 to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. A $1 button must be purchased and worn when walking. Ten laps equals a mile. • The Albert Lea Family Y, 2021 W. Main St., has an elevated track around the outside of the gymnasium. Use of the track is $2 daily or a Family Y membership. Hours are 5 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 5 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Fridays, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and 5 to 8 p.m. Sundays. Doing 15 1/2 laps on this track equals a mile. • The Blue Zones Walkway is a five-mile trek around Albert Lea’s Fountain Lake. • The Blazing Star Trail in southern Albert Lea runs from Albert Lea Lake to Myre-Big Island State Park, a distance of approximately six miles. • Myre-Big Island State Park features 16 miles of hiking trails along a combination of wooded and open rolling hills. Passes are required for entrance to the park by vehicle.

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he best barbecue cooks from across the Midwest will bear down on the Freeborn County Fairgrounds Aug. 23 and 24 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 $14,500 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. 23 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 24 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. More than 100 gallons of chili will be at the event. The Big Island BBQ, which will also feature music, Tim Engstrom entertainment and games, is free to the general public and Matt Jacobs, center, checks the temperature of chicken wings in 2011. the only costs are for food or beverage. in Kansas City, Mo. The overall winner “The whole family can come and is also in a drawing to represent enjoy it both days for free,” Vining Minnesota at the World Jack Daniels said. “It’s a chance to meet a lot of Championship. really interesting people who love to In 2011, approximately 2,000 cook.” people attended the event, repreHe said it is also a good opportunity senting nine states: North Dakota, to get new ideas and new recipes. South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Barbecue vendors from area states Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Illinois and will be serving ribs, brisket, pulled Missouri, according to Albert Lea-Freepork and stuffed potatoes all hours of born County Chamber of Commerce the event. officials. The categories of the competition Cooks interested in entering can call are chicken, pork ribs, pork shoulder/ Vining at 507-402-6371. butt, beef brisket, homemade sauce,

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lbert Lea’s Beyond the Yellow Ribbon group will again be hosting a Freedom Festival to give the community a chance to meet and socialize with local veterans. This year’s event will be held at the Albert Lea Armory on July 13. It will be held in conjunction with a community open house hosted by the Delta Family Readiness Group that is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. that day. At the open house, people can learn more about Delta Company and meet with soldiers and their families. Starting at 5:30 p.m. will be local entertainment, food and a cash bar courtesy of Clarks Grove’s Pour House. The Freedom Festival welcomes

members of the community and military members and their families. There will also be activities for children, and local National Guard soldiers are bringing a rock-climbing wall, obstacle course and more. The group’s chairman, John Severtson, said they wanted to have a family-friendly event. “We wanted a way for the community to be able to thank all the veterans,” Severtson said. “We hope everyone comes out to have fun and thank veterans for their service.” The Armory is located at 410 Prospect Ave. in Albert Lea. Families and children are welcome. More information can be found on the Albert Lea Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Facebook page or by calling Severtson at 373-6694.

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The Albert Lea Aquatic Center was buzzing with excitement on the first Monday in June 2012. Rebecca Dyvig 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 plus tax for city residents, $45 plus tax non-city residents • Information: 507-373-3328 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 Alden’s Morin Lake • Features: 21.07 acres of lake area; maximum depth 7 feet • No lifeguards present • Admission: Free Bricelyn City Pool • Location: Pool in city park • Features: Dive platform, basketball hoop, water slide and separate kiddie pool. • Swimming lessons available • Lifeguards present • Hours: open swim daily from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and 6 to 8:30 p.m.; swimnastics from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; water walking and lap swim from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays • Admission: $3 each, free for under age 2; individual season passes $60, family passes $90 • Information: 507-653-4367 Ellendale’s Beaver Lake Beach • Location: About three to four miles northwest of Ellendale and next to Steele County Road 28. • Features: Swimming beach with nearby pavilions, play area, horseshoe pits, sand volleyball court, boat dock and fishing pier • Swimming lessons available • Lifeguards present from 1 to 6 p.m. June 8-Aug. 4 • Admission: free • Information: 507-444-4321 Glenville Beach • Location: About 1 1/2 miles north of Glenville in a former gravel pit with fresh water from several springs • Features: Water slide and an offshore raft with a high-diving board and a low-diving board, water trampoline, three volleyball courts, picnic shelter and softball field. Depth of pond near the raft is 12 to 13 feet deep. Separate kiddie area marked off with ropes and floats • Lifeguards present

• Hours: 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. daily, weather permitting • Admission: $3 for adults, $1 for 18 and under, free for children 5 and under • Information: 507-383-6523 or 402-4511 Lake Mills City Pool • Location: Pool near the tennis courts and skate park and east of Oakwood Park in the south part of the city. • Features: Water slide, several water-based play features, portion blocked off for younger children, three diving boards • Swimming lessons available • Lifeguards present • Hours: Mondays through Fridays, hours are 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. for aerobic and lap swimming, and 1 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8:30 p.m. for open swimming. Saturday and Sunday hours are 1 to 5 p.m. for open swim, 5 to 6:30 p.m. for family swim and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for open swim. • Admission: $5 for all, 2 and under are free; season passes are $75 for one person, $100 for married couple, $140 for family, $150 for family plus provider • Information: 641-592-3591 New Richland’s St. Olaf Lake • Location: Northeast of New Richland • Features: Swimming beach, which is part of a New Richland City Park; swimming area is clearly defined with ropes and floats. There is also a platform within this area. • Swimming lessons available • Lifeguards present June 14-Aug. 11 • Hours: Noon to 6 p.m. • Admission: Free • Information: 507-465-3514 Northwood City Pool • Location: Pool at Swensrud Park • Features: Double loop, water slide, diving board, zero-depth entry area marked off for younger children • Swimming lessons available • Lifeguards present • Hours: Noon to 7 p.m. daily • Admission: $3 for adults, $3 for 18 and under, $2 for preschoolers; individual season pass for $80, family season pass for $130; 10-day punch pass for $30 • Information: 641-324-1680 Wells Municipal Pool • Location: South end of the community near Thompson Park and the golf course clubhouse • Features: Diving board at deep end, separate kiddie pool • Swimming lessons available • Lifeguards present • Hours: 7 to 8 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for lap swim; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays for adult swim; 1:30 to 5 p.m. for open swim daily; 5 to 6 p.m. for family swim Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 5 to 6 p.m. for lap swim Tuesdays and Thursdays; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. daily for night swim. • Admission: $4 per person; individual pass for $50; family pass for $95 • Information: 507-553-3613.


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Museum adds 10,000 square feet, near goal for funds

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By Kelli Lageson

he expansion of the Freeborn County Historical Museum is moving along as donations are still coming in. As of the end of April, the museum had raised about $1.4 million and needed to get to its goal of $1.7 million. Executive Director Pat Mulso said she hopes much of the work will be done before Eddie Cochran Weekend this June, but, if not, the expansion will definitely be open by the time the Freeborn County Fair starts. “We’ve come a long way,” Mulso said. Mulso’s ultimate goal is to at least have the new main entrance completed and lots of exhibits in place by mid-summer. Then there will be lots of smaller projects like the workshop and archive areas that can be completed as the fundraising nears its end. The expansion plan is multiple years in the making and has been attempted a few times over the last 20 years. A groundbreaking was held in May of 2012, and the museum has continued its fundraising drive since then. The addition is a two-story, 10,000-square foot structure that will almost double the museum’s size. The museum can be reached at 373-8003 or

www.fchm.us. The museum and library are open year round Tuesdays through Friday. The village is open from May to September. The museum is at 1031 Bridge Ave. in Albert Lea. Summer events guide June 7-9: Eddie Cochran Weekend. See Page 14 for a full listing. June 22: Vintage Style Show. The style show and brunch begins at 9:30 a.m. at the museum. Mid-July: Dedication of Marion Ross exhibit in new addition. Museum staff hopes Marion Ross will be able to attend the dedication, and the exact date and time will be announced closer to the date. July 25-28: A metro area theater group presents “The Visit,” set in the museum’s village. Tickets will be $15 and are available online at www.brownpapertickets.com. The play is funded by state Legacy Amendment dollars. Aug. 15: Mystery bus tour. Signup by Aug. 9 by calling the museum. Aug. 21: Echoes From the Past at Graceland Cemetery. The event begins at 6:30 p.m., but if it’s raining it will be held at the museum. Sept. 15: Autumn in the Village.

Kelli Lageson

James White, a carpenter with Larson Contracting, works on the expansion at the Freeborn County Historical Museum in May.

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Teach a child how to fish local lakes

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By Brandi Hagen

innesota’s annual Take-A-Kid Fishing Weekend, the weekend when adults can fish without a license while accompanying a child younger than 16 years old, opens June 7 and once again the Fountain Lake Sportsmen’s Club will host the one in Albert Lea. The club will host its annual Take-AKid Fishing Day from 9 a.m. until noon on June 8. The event will take place in the lower area of Edgewater Park by the fishing pier. According to Kavin Dressen, the club’s vice president, up to 600 fishing rods and reels will be given out for free to children under 16 years old Popular places to fish

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By Brandi Hagen

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

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until 11 a.m. or until they are gone. Club members will be present to help with live bait and to help teach adults and children the correct way to catch a fish. “We want to get them set up so they know how to do it for life,” Dressen said. Unlike past years, there will not be a contest for the catches. Dressen said it’s become too difficult to run a contest when people come and go and when fish have to be weighed and kept alive. “So, we’ve gone back to just showing them how to get out and catch a fish,” Dressen said. “That’s what the whole weekend is about anyway.” A light lunch of hot dogs, chips, pop and coffee will be available. Proceeds from the food sales will go back to the Take-A-Kid Fishing program and the club.

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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.

Tim Engstrom

Christian Suniga, 3, fishes at Edgewater Park during Take a Kid Fishing in 2011.


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Wind Down Wednesdays return for a 2nd year of fun

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By Sarah Stultz

ith the success of the first two Wind Down Wednesdays on Broadway last year, organizers are gearing up for another round of midweek festivals this summer. Though the events will not be on Broadway because of the downtown reconstruction, organizers have decided to move the festivals to Central Park in western downtown Albert Lea. Albert Lea Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Susie Petersen said organizers were pleased with the crowds that came out last year so they didn’t want to wait a year before the festivals could occur again. “We want to keep that momentum going and keep it a community event so people will keep coming,” Petersen said.

Designed after a weekly festival in Rochester called Thursdays on First, Wind Down Wednesday is scheduled this summer for three dates: June 26, July 17 and Aug. 21 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. It will be set up like an outdoor market, offering food, drinks, live entertainment and arts and craft vendors. 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. Petersen said last year there

were 27 artist and craft vendors and eight food vendors. In addition to vendors, this year throughout the day at the festivals there will be Zumba, yoga and a bean bag toss. Petersen said there will be live music from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Entertainment is being planned by local singer Jennifer Ordalen. “It’s the summertime, let’s enjoy these few months of warm weather,” she said. Alcohol will be served within a blocked off portion of the street, and people drinking will be given a cup with the Wind Down Wednesday logo on it to use for drinks. The event will take place rain or shine. For more information or to find information about sponsoring or becoming a vendor, Sarah Stultz visit www.winddownwednes- People walk through downtown Albert Lea Wednesday.com. day during the second Wind Down Wednesday.


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RAIN BARRELS

People looking for a way to save money on their utility bill can purchase a rain barrel from Shell Rock River Watershed District for

$64.43

First Mate Cheryl Page entertains passengers on The Pelican Breeze with facts and stories about the Albert Lea Lake and the cruise.

WHY USE RAIN BARRELS? Rain barrels are an efficient, convenient way of trapping the runoff from your roof and storing it in a 55-gallon barrel. Each barrel comes with a spigot on the bottom and overflow hose to hook up multiple barrels. They hold roughly up to 55 gallons of rainwater, for distributing water around your yard. Diverting water from storm drains also decreases the effect of runoff on the watershed’s rivers and streams.

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Pelican Breeze II can host 56 passengers

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By Brandi Hagen

he Pelican Breeze II will begin its summer cruises on June 2, and they will continue into September, weather permitting. Many cruises require a reservation by 4 p.m. Fridays. To reserve a spot, call the Albert Lea Parks and Recreation Department at 377-4370. 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 may 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 16 feet and has an enclosed pilot house and three glass-bottm 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 22, July 13, Aug. 24. • Pizza cruises leave at 6 p.m. The cost is $20 for adults and $5 for children five and under. Reservations should be made by 4 p.m. on Friday. Dates include June 7, June 21, July 4, July 5, July 19, Aug. 9 and Aug. 23. (Reservations must be made by 4 p.m. July 3 for the July 4 cruise) • Brat and hamburger 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. Friday. Dates include: June 14, June 28, July 12, July 26, Aug. 16 and Aug. 30. • Public cruises leave at 1:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children five and under. Reservations are not necessary. Dates include: June 2, June 9, June 16, June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28, Aug. 11, Aug. 18 and Aug. 25.

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Eddie Cochran Weekend keeps on rockin’

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By Brandi Hagen

The 12-mile car cruise begins at 4:30 p.m. and will start and end at he 27th annual Eddie Cochran the fairgrounds. There is a possibility Weekend car show will be June 7-9 the route will be slightly different this year. than last year because of the work Friday, June 7, will feature a cruiseon Broadway. Jerry Monson, weekin social with live music at Country end chairman, said the route may go Inn and Suites on East Main Street in through Edgewater Park. Albert Lea starting at 6 p.m. Trophies Following the cruise, there will be will be awarded for “Oldie but Goodmusic of Eddie Cochran by Denny and ie,” “People’s Choice” and “Long the DC Drifters at 7:30 p.m. at the Distance.” Marion Ross Performing In addition the FreeArts Center. A guest born County Historical singer, Connie Valens, Museum will be open the younger sister of the from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. late rock ‘n’ roll singer The museum has been Ritchie Valens will perdesignated by the Coform. Valens will also be chran family as a permaat the cruise-in on Friday nent depository for Eddie night and at the car Cochran memorabilia. show on Saturday. ValThe cost to see the exhibens chose to be a part it is $3. of the festivities because The majority of the the Valens and Cochran weekend events will families were friends. Eddie Cochran be on Saturday beginThe weekend-long Rebekah Dyvig ning with a walk/run celebration will wrap up Bob Olson stands near his red 1956 Chevrolet in 2012. for the hospice program at Mayo on Sunday with a rock ‘n’ roll worClinic Health System in Albert Lea. ship at 10 a.m. at United Methodist The walk begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Church in Albert Lea. The worship will County Historical Museum building fund. fairgrounds. be followed by a lunch. The weekend celebration is in honor June 8: Eddie Cochran car cruise, Shortly after, at 8 a.m., the car The proceeds from Eddie Cochran of Albert Lea native Eddie Cochran. starts at 4:30 p.m. at the Freeborn show will start. Registration for the Weekend will go to the Freeborn Cochran was born Oct. County Fairgrounds car show will be from 8 to 11:30 3, 1938, in Albert Lea. June 15: Classic and custom car a.m. under the grandstand. The show HIs parents were from cruise in Alden. Participants should runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is Oklahoma. He started meet at the Alden-Conger football $10 for a car and driver and includes playing guitar when he field parking lot by 6:30 p.m. for a goodie bag and dash plaque. The was 12 years old. The the parade and cruise around the cost of the car show for spectators is family moved to Bell lake. $2. There will be music by Megaforce Gardens, Calif., when June 29: Car and bike fun cruise Sound & Light Show. Cochran was 14. will leave from Emmons near the Awards will be given out at 3 p.m. He dropped out Emmons Lutheran Church at 4 including Top 25 Car Show Awards, of Bell Gardens High p.m. Registration for the cruise Mayor’s Choice, Freeborn County School and toured as a starts at 3 p.m. Show awards are Historical Museum Choice, Albert Lea country music perat 3:30 p.m. All makes and models Convention & Visitors Bureau Choice, former in California. are welcome. Riverland Auto Tech Choice, and new He switched to rock in Aug. 17: A short classic car cruise this year, the top 5 cars as chosen by 1957 with “Sitting on will leave Main Street in Wells spectators. the Balcony.” Othabout 3:30 p.m. as part of Kernel There will be vendors and a record er hits of his include Days. show under the grandstand from “Summertime Blues,” Aug. 22: Cruise to the Cove, a 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Food concessions, “C’mon Everybody,” car cruise-in from 4 to 8 p.m. at adult beverages and root beer floats “Something Else” and Wedgewood Cove Golf Club, will will be available for purchase. “Jeannie, Jeannie, have food and ’50s and ’60s music There will also be a swap meet Jeannie.” Cochran died by Megaforce Sound & Light Show. and cars for sale. The cost is $10 per in 1960 when the cab The cruise-in is open to all classic space. taking him to Heathrow cars and specialty vehicles. Door The Freeborn County Historical Airport was speeding, prizes will be given away for regisMuseum will have its Eddie Cochran blew a tire and crashed tered participants. and Marion Ross exhibits open from Jon Paske stands next to his black 1934 Ford. into a pole. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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By Tim Engstrom

innesota state parks within easy driving distances from the Albert Lea area. Here’s a quick summary of the facilities available at three of these parks. Myre-Big Island State Park This state park is three miles southeast of Albert Lea at the south end of Country Road 38 (780th Avenue). This park has are 93 drive-in (or pullthough) sites for camping, with 32 for full-electrical hookups which will accommodate recreational vehicles up to 60 feet in length. There are also four backpack sites, shower facilities, handicap accessible restrooms, a dump station (seasonal), one group camp, a group center, and one camper cabin (seasonal). Myre-Big Island State Park has 8.25 miles of self-guided trails, 16 miles of hiking trails, seven miles of trails for mountain bikers with a portion of paved surface, and a summer recreation facility which includes a picnic area, a handicap accessible open picnic shelter, an enclosed picnic shelter, fishing in Albert Lea Lake, and drive-in boat access to the lake. There may be some boating restrictions; inquire at the park office. Canoes are available for rental and firewood can be purchased. For more information call 507-379-3403. Lake Louise State Park This state park is in Mower County 1.5 miles north of LeRoy on County Road 14 (766th Avenue). The park has 20 drive-in (or pull-through) sites for camping with 11 for full electrical hookups which will accommodate recreational vehicles up to 60 feet »n length. There are six horse camp sites, a dump station, and one group camp with two sites. Lake Louise has 11.6 miles of hiking trail, 10 miles of surfaced bike trail, and 9.7 miles of horse trail. Summer recreation facilities include handicap accessible picnic area 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 507-352-5111.

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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, handicap-accessible 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 507-389-5464.

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Come Worship with Us! Albert Lea Vineyard Church

Summer Worship 2013 St. Theodore Catholic Church 315 E. Clark St., Albert Lea

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

United Methodist Church

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

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St. John the Baptist 100 Park St N, Minnesota Lake Saturday Evening Mass-5pm

Sunday Worship 9:00 am

St. Casimir’s Catholic Church 320 2nd Ave SW, Wells Sunday Mass-8am

Pastor James Kassera Hear and delight in Salvation through Christ alone.

Sunday Worship

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

May 26-Sept. 1

Fr. Thomas M. Niehaus Tri-Parish Office 507-553-5391 scasimir@bevcomm.net

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308 Water St. 373-2035

373-7799

Tri-Parish Catholic Faith Community Evangelical Lutheran Church 320 West College Street Albert Lea, MN • 373-6097

Pastor Matt Hundley

First Lutheran Church

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

Summer Worship May 26 - September 1 • Sundays 9:00 a.m. 702 Highway 69 S. Albert Lea 373-8233

419 Adams Ave • 377-1412

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

Pastor Tom Biatek

10am Sunday Church Services Children’s Ministry during adult services

Our Lady of Mount Carmel 27 Main St, Easton Sunday Mass-10am

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

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

Concordia Lutheran Church of Pickerel Lake 69471 190th Street, Albert Lea, MN • 507-265-3355

9 a.m. Sunday Worship this Summer Join us for family friendly, traditional worship in the country.

Salem Lutheran Church (ELCA) Summer Worship Sundays at 9 a.m.

Adult Forum immediately follows

Mondays at 7 p.m. 115 N. Washington, Albert Lea 507-373-2184

Round Prairie Lutheran Church Please join us for Summer Worship!

8am Sundays

Pastor Kent Otterman 12881 757th Ave. (6 miles south of Albert Lea off Exit 2 on I-35) www.roundprairielutheran.org

Assembly of God 1540 S. Shore Drive • Albert Lea

2016 Bridge Avenue • 507-373-4306 Sunday Worship & Rock Solid Kid’s Church - 9am Wednesday Bible Study - 6:30pm

Pastor Clayton Balsley Assoc. Pastor Mark Miller 335 West Clark Street • 507-373-2734 Sunday Worship Service - 10:30am Tuesday Bible Study - 9:30am

SUNDAY 8:45 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adult Sunday School 10 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Praise and Worship WEDNESDAY 6:30 pm . . . . . . . Children's Ministry, Cindy Westland 6:30 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . Youth Ministry, Brad Nelson 6:30 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pastor Lee Freshour

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

June 23 - Outdoor worship at Edgewater Park Pavilion 10:30 a.m., picnic and games immediately following

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

Join us for Summer Worship Thursdays at 6:45 p.m. Sundays at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

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

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

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New 18-hole course attracts state tourney

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By Tim Engstrom

lbert Lea will host the Minnesota State Championships on Aug. 17 and 18, drawing in disc golfers from all across the state. Albert Lea received the honor of hosting the Professional Disc Golf Association-sanctioned tournament because the city now has two 18hole disc golf courses in a single park. Dave Sime Bancroft Bay Park is the home to a Sam Blaschke of Minneapolis championship-level one called Oak misses a putt on Hole 16 of the Island Disc Golf Course, and it is home Oak Island Disc Golf Course. to a mid-level course called Tall Grass Disc Golf Course. The names imply what disc golfers expect to encounter. Oak Island Oak Island @ Bancroft Bay Park requires discers to navigate woods Hammer Road & Greenwood Drive and to throw over water. For most the Albert Lea holes on Tall Grass, they are battling 18 baskets the southern Minnesota winds and concrete tees seeking to keep their discs out of the native prairie flaura. Tall Grass @ Bancroft Bay Park Oak Island is also called the “upper” Hammer Road & Greenwood Drive as it is at the end of an upward-rising Albert Lea park road, while Tall Grass is nick18 baskets named the “lower.” Bancroft Bay Park concrete tees is at the western end of Hammer Road on the north side of Albert Lea. Clarks Grove City Park Disc golfers last summer won grants, next to Baptist Church provided labor, raised funds from their Clarks Grove own pockets and cleared city and state 9 baskets permissions to install the Oak Island grass tees course in place of a nine-hole course that was in existence since 2003. North Park A third course exists on the campus N. Broadway Avenue, at water tower of Riverland Community College. Disc Alden golfers say they plan to raise funds to 9 baskets install tee pads at that course. A longgrass tees term goal is to replace that course’s homemade baskets. Oakwood Park Albert Lea hosted a PDGA-sancS. Lake St. at water tower tioned tournament in May, along with Lake Mills a non-sanctioned tournament. 9 baskets Other courses in the area are in grass tees Northwood, Lake Mills, Alden and Clarks Grove. Northwood has an 18Riverland Community College hole course that now has concrete Riverland Drive & Hershey Street tee pads and is hosting its first PDGA-sanctioned tournament on July 20, Albert Lea 18 baskets the Stock Championship. grass tees Alden’s North Park, Clarks Grove’s City Park and Lake Mills’ Oakwood Swensrud Park/Hurd Park Park each have nine-hole courses, which are all good beginner courses. Eighth St. & Nuthatch Ave. A local league gathers at Bancroft Northwood Bay at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays through 18 baskets the summer, with a doubles league at concrete tees 5:30 p.m. Mondays.

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ey summer events for golf enthusiasts in the Albert Lea area include the Albert Lea City Tournament and the Shortstop Golf Tournament. Chris Bass of Albert Lea is the defending champion of both tournaments. He has won the Albert Lea City Tournament four times and the Shortstop Golf Tournament six times. The first 18 holes of the Albert Lea City Tournament take place at Wedgewood Cove Golf Club at 9 a.m. Aug. 10, and the event finishes with 18 holes at Green Lea Golf Course the following day. The tournament is open to men and women. The Shortstop Golf Tournament is in its 86th year, and it will start at 7 p.m. Aug. 31. The event is a three-day match-play tournament. The eighth annual Corey Goodnature Memorial Scholarship Golf Classic is set for noon on June 29. The nine-hole event at Green Lea Golf Course will feature a shotgun start. Money will be raised for eight college scholarships. Four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students from Albert Lea High School. Two students from both Glenville-Emmons and Alden-Conger high schools will also receive scholarships. Brad Williamson will defend his 2012 title. The Albert Lea High School Hall of Fame Event has been gaining popularity, and it will take place at Wedgewood with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. July 13. The intra-city Ryder Cup kicks off at Green Lea on July 19 and finishes at Wedgewood Cove the next day. For the younger crowd, Green Lea will host the Stadheim Jewelers Junior Classic at 9 a.m. July 8. Boys and girls will compete in three age brackets, and aside from golf, the event will feature food and prizes. Wedgewood will also cater to young golfers with its Mrs. Gerry’s Junior Golf Classic. Tee times start at 9 a.m. July 30. The Albert Lea Hockey Open, a golf fundraiser for the Albert Lea’s hockey program hosted by Green Lea, takes place at 1 p.m. Aug. 24. It’s an 18-hole best shot tournament that is

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Troy Niest tees off hole No. 14 at Wedgewood Cove Golf Club in 2012 for the Chamber Ambassador Scholarship Golf Outing. The game at the hole was to get the ball onto the green to get what was called a greenie. Niest was the only one in his group to hit one.

Area courses 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 $281, food and beverage: $75 a month, $35 a month capital assessment. Class B: $1,000 initation, $232 monthly dues, $35 capital assessment, $65 a month food and beverage ($55 if single), Social: $500 initiation fee, $97 monthly dues, $15 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: $18 for 18 holes, $9 for nine holes 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, New family: $390, Returning single: $460, Returning couple: $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: $16.00, 18 holes: $25 Memberships: Family: $850 maximum, Young

family/couple: $590, Single (under 39): $480, Single: $550, Young adult (ages 18-25): $245, Junior: $115, Social: $80, Any two in family: $720 Yardages: blue: 6,288, white: 6,076, gold: 5618, red: 5,580 Carts: nine holes one rider: $10, nine holes two riders: $16, 18 holes one rider: $16, 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 holes, $16 for 18 holes Memberships: Age 39 and under: $480, Age 40 and over$550 Yardages: white: 1,892, red: 1,683 Carts: $10 per round Green Lea Golf Course Built in 1949, the course is now surrounded 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 $16, 18 holes $26, Weekends: nine holes $16, 18 holes $29 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. It combined with River Oaks to make a 27-hole course.


SUMMER TIMES 2013 Address: 25238 540th Avenue, Austin Phone: 507-433-4878 Number of holes: 27 Type: Public Guest fees: Every day nine holes: $15.50, 18 holes: $23.50, 27 holes: $28, nine holes including cart: $23.25, 18 holes including cart: $32.25, 27 holes including cart: $42 Memberships: Family: $825, Couple: $740, Single: $580, Youth: $175 Yardages: blue: 5,950, white: 5,420, yellow: 4,790, red: 4,478 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: Social: $75, 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: $17, 18 holes: $25 Memberships: Single: $350, Couple: $450, Family $550 Yardages: blue: 6,500, white: 6,000, red: 5,585 Carts: $10.50 per bag for nine holes, $15.50 per bag for 18 holes, $20 per bag for reciprocity 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, $13 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 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, all day: $25, Weekends and holidays nine holes: $16, Weekends and holidays 18 holes: $22,

Albert Lea Tribune, Friday, June 7, 2013 — Page 19 all day: $30 Memberships: Single: $399, Couple: $549, Family: $634, College: $208, High school: $170 Yardages: white: 3,075, red: 2,799 Carts: $14 for nine holes, $24 for 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 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: $30, 18 holes: $49, Friday through Sunday and holidays: nine holes $35, 18 holes: $59, All-day with cart: $75 Memberships: Single: $1,299, Couple: $1,799, Family: $1,999, Junior (18 and under walking): $150. Memberships with cart rental: Single: $1,899, Couple: $2,499, Family: $2,799. 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: $70, Single: $177, Junior: $134, Junior student: $97, Couple: $268, Family: $320 Seniors: Single: $162, Couple: $241 Yardages: white: 2,044, red: 1,930 Carts: Available. Rent course for an event: $100

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he Albert Lea Public Library has plenty of activities for children this summer. Beginning June 10 and running through July 25 there will be storytime each week on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., with an additional storytime at 6 p.m. on Thursdays. Storytime usually includes reading, fingerplays and crafts. On June 11 and July 2 at 2 p.m. there will be Lego time, which is new this year. All other Tuesdays (June 18 and 25, and July 9, 16 and 23) will have game time at 2 p.m. Wednesdays (June 12, 19 and 26 and July 3) will have Art Zone at 10:30 a.m. and book pals for third- and fourth-graders at 2 p.m. Book pals for fifth- and sixth-graders will be at 2 p.m. on Mondays in June and July 1. Sign up for book pals by calling the library. Also new this year is therapy dog time, which will be at 2 p.m. Mondays throughout the summer program. Every Thursday starting June 13 will have special events including performers, bingo and other celebrations. The Summer Reading Program begins June 10 under the theme of “Dig Into Reading.” Children can read books, depending on their reading level, and win prizes for the amount they have read. The program ends July 25. 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 be-

Summer library events guide June 10-July 25: Storytime on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 6 p.m. June 10-July 1: Book Pals for fifth- and sixth-graders at 2 p.m. on Mondays June 10-July 25: Therapy dog visit at 2 p.m. on Mondays June 11-July 25: Game Time (or Lego Time) at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays June 12-July 25: Art Zones Studio at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays June 12-July 3: Book Pals for third- and fourth-graders at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays June 13: Magician Jim Jayes will perform at 2 and 3 p.m. June 20: R.A.D. Zoo will perform at 2 and 3 p.m. June 27: Magician Star Michaelina will perform at 2 and 3 p.m. July 11: Bingo at 2 p.m. July 18: A Jim Jayes puppet show will be at 2 and 3 p.m. July 25: Zoo Man will be featured at 2 and 3 p.m. hind if they’re not reading during their 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 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The library will be closed Thursday, July 4, to observe Independence Day.


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and it wasn’t long before Liberty/ Capitol signed them up in 1984. Their self-titled debut album was released in 1985, and their debut single, “Leona,” climbed into the Top 20; its follow-up, “Step That Step,” went all the way to No. 1, and the album fell one spot short of that same position. Their sophomore album, “Shakin’,” was another hit, producing the Top Five single “Betty’s Bein’ Bad.” The band is celebrated its 30 anniversary in 2011 with the release of their 23rd album, “Travelin’ Band.” Sawyer Brown has played more than 4,000 shows.

he Freeborn County Fair bills itself as “The Six Best Days of Summer.” The fair this summer takes place July 30 through Aug. 4 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 Kellie Pickler, Sawyer Brown, Dustin Lynch, Kenny Rogers and Chris Cagle. July 30: Kellie Pickler Kellie Pickler’s life has played out like a classic country song. From her hardscrabble, small town roots to center stage on “American Idol” to the top of the country charts, Pickler has proven that talent, beauty, hard work and determination are a potent combination. Pickler’s current release, “100 Proof,” is a collection of songs that reverberate with an emotional intensity hinted at on her first two albums, but fully blossoming in this current season of the young artist’s life. “When I auditioned for ‘American Idol’ I was not an artist,” the season five alum admits. “So from ‘Idol’ to the first record to this record, I really tried to find myself because there’s a difference between a singer and an artist.” On “100 Proof,” Pickler revels in that difference. Always engaging, her voice has become more compelling as she’s found a way to tap into her life experience and produce art that Kellie Pickler

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resonates profoundly. “For me country music is about telling stories and behind every country song there is a story about somebody’s life,” Pickler says. “It’s about real things. Our fans gravitate toward things that are relatable so when they get into a car and turn on the radio and hear a song like ‘I Wonder’ or ‘Mother’s Day,’ they might identify with that story and feel they are not alone.” “American Idol” opened a door for Pickler to start making her dreams come true. She finished sixth on the fifth season of the popular competition and signed with 19 Recordings/ BNA Records. Her debut set, Small Town Girl, launched with the sassy hit “Red High Heels.” Pickler continued to earn fans with “I Wonder” and “Things That Never Cross a Man’s Mind.” Her self-titled sophomore album further built on her reputation for delivering songs that were both substantive and entertaining, including the hits “Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful,” “Best Days of Your Life” and “Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You.” July 31: Sawyer Brown The world of Sawyer Brown is filled with dirt roads, small towns, little thrills, tiny moments and intimate connections... but mostly, it’s about recognition of how major those things really can be: every day people seeing themselves in each other, the five

men onstage and their songs. For the Apopka, Fla.-bred band, these are songs of the common man delivered without mercy, only a relentless commitment to the freedom and fun that only a night out among good friends can allow. One of those rare acts who actually became stars directly from winning “Star Search,” country-rockers Sawyer Brown wound up enjoying a long, hitfilled career and remained commercially viable into the new millennium. The group originally grew out of country-pop singer Don King’s touring band, with guitarist Bobby Randall and drummer Joe Smyth signing on in 1979, and bassist Jim Scholten, keyboardist Gregg “Hobie” Hubbard, and guitarist/ future lead singer Mark Miller all arriving in 1980. King stopped touring in 1981, and the group decided to stay together, naming themselves after the Nashville street where they rehearsed. They spent the next two years on the road, and their agent landed them an audition for the popular syndicated talent show “Star Search.” Sawyer Brown won the grand prize of $100,000,

Aug. 1: Dustin Lynch Singer-songwriter Dustin Lynch used the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville as an opportunity to learn. And he used it intensely. He rented an apartment behind the venue’s back parking lot and literally walked to the Bluebird several times a week to listen and learn about the mysterious art of creating songs from some of Nashville’s most important writers. Don Schlitz (“The Gambler”), Tony Arata (“The Dance”), Paul Overstreet (“Forever And Ever, Amen”) — all are mainstays of the Bluebird legend, and it was at their proverbial feet that he picked up key insights about the writing process. Continued on Page 22 Dustin Lynch


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Continued from Page 21 “I was soaking it in, trying to be a sponge,” Lynch says. “I was mainly trying to hear the story behind the song, how it came about, what it’s really about. There’s something about understanding the songwriter’s realm. You get a little more grip on the way it was written and why it was written and how they got to the finished product.” That education paid off in a big way for Lynch. He signed with Broken Bow Records — the home of Jason Aldean and sister label to Stoney Creek Records (home to Thompson Square). His debut single, “Cowboy and Angels,” is on its way to Platinum with nearly three quarters of a million singles sold. “Cowboys and Angels” — which has become an iconic, modern day classic — reached No. 2 on both the Billboard and Mediabase Country Songs charts and has earned Lynch two 2012 FOX American Country Award nominations for “Single of the Year — New Artist” and “Video of the Year — New Artist.” Lynch worked with producers Brett Beavers (known for his work with Dierks Bentley) and Luke Wooten (Brad Paisley, Sunny Sweeney) on his self-titled, inaugural album which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart — making him the only new male act to have his album land at No. 1 in 2012. The material on his debut album was written with a bundle of Music City’s top writers — Dallas Davidson (“Just A Kiss”), Tim Nichols (“Live Like You Were Dying”), Casey Beathard (“Don’t Blink”), Phil O’Donnell (“Back When I Knew It All”) and Steve Bogard (“Prayin’ For Daylight”), to name a few. Aug. 2: Kenny Rogers Known for his instantly identifiable raspy vocals and an extraordinary ability to vividly inhabit each song he

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a recipient of the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award from the Academy of Country Music, and in 1990, Kenny was honored with the Horatio Alger Award, given to those who have distinguished themselves despite humble beginnings. Rogers is the RIAA’s eighth-best-selling male artist of all time with one diamond album, 19 platinum albums, 31 gold albums and sales of more than 120 million records worldwide. His “Greatest Hits” has sold more than 24 million copies worldwide. The first country artist to consistently sell out arenas, Rogers has played to millions of fans around the world. Against all odds, he has charted a record within each of the last seven decades (’50s, ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, 2000s, 2010s). Rogers has recorded 24 No. 1 songs (including “The Gambler,” “Lady,” “Lucille,” “She Believes In Me,” “Through The Years,” and “Islands In The Stream”) and 12 No. 1 albums. Rogers’ 2011 release, “The Love Of God,” became his 21st Top 10 Country album. Aug. 3: Chris Cagle Ask Chris Cagle what’s most important to him and you can bet he’ll answer this way: “Family, ranch, music. That’s it.” This response is seemingly simple for a man whose professional credits include two gold albums, two No. 1 albums and 12 charted songs. From 2000-2008, Cagle released an almost nonstop catalog of hits that resulted in a scorching hot career. Cagle’s musical character and burning ambition never wavered but today, Cagle’s personal perspective has mellowed. His 2012 album was, in more ways than one, a new lease on life. For Chris, the professional success and sales were gratifying but his personal life blistered under the spotlight. “I was tired of who I was in this business,” Chris says. “I had become somebody who I didn’t want to be.” He bowed out and retreated to Marietta, Okla., a place where he could distance himself from the industry, reconnect with his roots and take back control of his life. He spent the next couple of years staking his claim on home life and embracing a lifelong dream: building his family’s home, “Big Horse Ranch,” with his own two hands, nail by nail. What started out as a “piece of dirt,” is now an impressive Oklahoma homestead. Chris also met his wife Kay, who he describes in the song “Let There Be Cowgirls”: ‘Something you can’t tame/She’s a mustang/ The heartbeat of the heartland.’ “The worst days we’ve had together are better than the best I’ve had with other people,” Chris says. He also found a new identity as a father. On the birth of his daughter in 2010, Chris says “she made me want to be better at everything. Period. I’ve never cared enough about myself to take responsibility for my faults; she made me man right up.” Cagle’s 2012 release from Bigger Picture Group, under the working title, “Back In The Saddle” was his homecoming — a rekindling

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of his creative flame and a roaring reminder of his rock-infused country roots. It’s something he originated and what he does best: relatable, back-roads and familiar while also being a striking form of country music worth getting excited about. While assuring his fans that the Chris they love hasn’t changed, Cagle sees his new persona as a better version of himself. “I want my music to be an environment, to strike chords, passions, memories, faults, loves, angers and redemptions,” Chris says. “Imagine my music just on the outside of town right where the road turns to the rural route. A dirt road cul-de-sac with trucks all parked in a circle. I would love to see my music fit into that.” What’s new at the fair? Look out fairgoers, the Looney Lutherans are coming to Freeborn County. Three actors from Plymouth who performed in the popular show “Church Basement Ladies” have branched off to create the Looney Lutherans. The family-friendly show has music and comedy. Show times are 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday of fair week in the Fairlane Building. A new fair entry category this year is homemade wine and beer. Exhibitors can enter their wine or beer from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on entry day. It will be judged and prizes will be on display in the Floral Hall throughout fair week. Historical acts coming to the fair include Benjamin Franklin, a broom maker and a medicine wagon. There will be fabric printing, a rope maker and a show by a Norwegian immigrant who calls himself Ole Olsen. Last year, Saturday was a designated Continued on Page 26

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said the chamber is working with the Wells Jaycees and other members of the community to plan the festival this year, and they hope it will appeal to a variety of people. “We just want to have more people come to Wells and enjoy everything that is going on,” Teskey said. The weekend officially kicks off Friday, Aug. 16, with a quilt and table setting show, tours at the Wells Depot museum, a free lunch, Lions Club bingo and a variety of games

and activities at Half Moon Park for children. There will be crafts, a petting zoo and a kiddie parade, among others. Fireworks will end the day at dusk. On Saturday, highlights of the day are a car show, a parade, a dance, tournaments and other kids activities. Softball tournaments continue into Sunday, Aug. 18, along with a pancake breakfast by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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his small community with less than 100 residents is about six miles north of Albert Lea on Minnesota Highway 13. There is no summer festival in Manchester. The Bend in the Road bar is popular in the summer for its beer garden and volleyball and horse-

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shoe league. Singers and musicians also perform on occasion. The bar has a page on Facebook where more information 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 city received its name from a community in Illinois. The children in Manchester attend schools in Albert Lea.

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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 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

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Continued from Page 23 non-smoking day as the fair collaborated with Alice Englin and the Freeborn County Partners in Prevention. This year, both Wednesday and Saturday will be non-smoking days. There are two designated smoking areas provided. Saturday is Kids Day, and Wednesday is Senior Day. Both the Elephant Encounter and Swifty Pig races will be back at the fair this year. Other entertainment includes the demolition derby at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. 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. There will also be traditional fair food, along with new vendors, around the fairgrounds. General admission for the fair is $9, which includes entrance to Grandstand shows. Limited reserve seating at the Grandstand is $25. Friday night reserve seats at $35. Senior admission on Wednesday is $4. Season tickets purchased before July 27 are $36. July 28 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 Submitted includes parking. Non-fair camping fee is $20 per The Elephant Encounter, featuring educational elephants Cora and Shannon, are coming to night. The fair’s website is www.freeborncountythe Freeborn County Fair all the way from their home in Gibsonton, Fla. fair.com.

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Area rides guide June 8: Geneva Cancer Run leaves from Geneva Bar & Grill at 11 a.m. Signing is at 10 a.m. The ride is a $10 donation which also gets bikers into the entertainment which begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Geneva Bar & Grill parking lot. Music will be by Rush Hour, 3 Lane and Bad Monkey. Door prizes, food and a silent auction are also planned. Proceeds will go to the Geneva Cancer Auction. June 22: The sixth annual Bikes for Barker scholarship fundraiser ride starts with registration and an optional breakfast at 9 a.m. at the Albert Lea Armory. The 100-mile ride starts at noon. Call 507-259-2362 or visit www. facebook.com/bikesforbarker for more information. June 27-29: The 25th annual Minnesota state H.O.G. Rally will take place at the Freeborn County Fairgrounds. Visit www.mnstatehogrally.com for more details. June 29: Car and bike fun cruise will leave from Emmons near the Emmons Lutheran Church at 4 p.m. Registration for the cruise starts at 3 p.m. Show

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awards are at 3:30 p.m. All makes and models are welcome. July 4-6: ABATE of Iowa Freedom Rally in Algona, Iowa. More information about the weekend event can be found at www.abateiowafreedomrally.com. July 13: Matt Felt & Dillon Gordon Run starts with sign up at 10 a.m. and will leave at 11 a.m. from the Eagles Club in Albert Lea. A breakfast will be served prior to the ride. The $30 ride will includes a ride, camping and an after-ride party at Harmony Park with entertainment by Bad Monkey, Riptide and BS Band. Proceeds will benefit cancer research, LifeSource, the Freeborn County Humane Society and area cancer victims. July 27: Riverland BOSS Ride enters its 13th year. The ride supports the Riverland Community College Foundation, which seeks to support the academic and athletic missions of the local institution. BOSS stands for Bikers of Student Success. Last year, they raised $3,000. This ride is especially popular with former Riverland students, no matter what the place was called in the olden days. The cost to ride is $25.

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Albert Lea Knights 9AA June 1-2: Richfield Tournament June 15-16: Mankato Tournament June 22-23: Albert Lea Tournament July 12-14: MBT Tournament 10AA June 1-2: Richfield Tournament June 15-16: Prior Lake Tournament July 19-21: MBT Tournament 10AAA June 1-2: Rochester Tournament June 8-9: Burnsville Tournament June 22-23: Albert Lea Tournament July 12-14: MBT Tournament July 26-28: MSF Tournament 11AAA June 1-2: Edina Tournament June 8-9: Burnsville Tournament June 22-23: Albert Lea Tournament July 12-14: MBT Tournament July 26-28: MSF Tournament 12AAA June 1-2: Rochester Tournament June 8-9: Burnsville Tournament June 22-23: Shakopee Tournament July 12-14: MBT Tournament July 26-28: MSF Tournament

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he April Sorensen Memorial Half Marathon will be July 13, beginning in Albert Lea and ending in Hayward. It will be the sixth year for the 13.1-mile event, which is organized 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. Registration is from 5 to 9 p.m. July 12 and from 6 to 6:45 a.m. the day of the event. The race starts at 7:30 a.m. with the awards presentation at 10 a.m. Sorensen’s sister, Holly Larson, said runners will follow the same route as in year’s past, and they will be able to run as individuals or as teams. The race starts on the East Main Street ser-

vice road in Albert Lea near Country Inn & Suites, continues along Albert Lea Lake and ends on Main Street in Hayward, in collaboration with Hayward Days. “It means a lot to us,” said Larson. “We’re just trying to keep her memory going and keep what has happened out in the public’s eye.” First-place finishers, male and female, are awarded $500. Second-place finishers earn $250, and third-place finishers receive $100. All finishers receive a medal. The first-place co-ed team, firstplace male team and first-place female team each receive $100. Registration is $40 for an individual prior to June 1, $50 after June 1 and $60 July 12 or 13. Registration is $80 for a relay team before June 1, $100 after June 1 and $120 July 12 or 13. Money raised from the event goes to support scholarships to local students. Register at www.livelaughrun.com.

Favorite locations for runs • The Blue Zones Walkway: The five-mile trek around Albert Lea’s Fountain Lake is a popular destination for runners. • Blazing Star Trail: This winding, paved trail in southern Albert Lea runs from Albert Lea Lake to MyreBig Island State Park, a distance of approximately six miles. • Morin Lake: One lap around this lake in Alden is about a block short of a mile. Schedule of other area runs: • June 8: The Glenville River Run/ Walk starts at 8 a.m. in the city park. Registration is $12. To register call 373-2643 or register the day of the event starting at 7 a.m. • June 8: The Hospice Run/Walk around Fountain Lake starts at the Freeborn County Fairgrounds at 7:30 a.m. To register, call the Hospice office at 377-6393. The registration fee is $20, and all proceeds go to support the Hospice program. • June 15: The Morin Lake Days Fun Run will include a 10k run, a 3-mile run and a 1-mile run/walk. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at Hemmingsen’s Transfer parking lot. Cost

is $12 through June 11 and $15 from June 12 through the day of the race. All entrants will receive a T-shirt. • June 15: The John Petersen Walk for Mitchell County Families Fighting Cancer 5k begins at 3 p.m. at the city park in St. Ansgar, Iowa. Registration is $20. • July 6: The Ron Sander Memorial Run, formerly known as the Bricelyn Chicken Run, is being put on by Sander’s family in memory of his love for track and field and for the Fourth of July. The event includes a 5k run and a 1-mile run/walk for adults and children. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the run/walk to follow at 8:30 a.m. and the 5k at 9 a.m. Cost is $12 before July 6 and $15 the day of for the 5k. Cost is $8 for the run/ walk before July 6 and $10 that day. • July 6: The T.U.N.E. Firecracker Fun Run/Walk will be in Northwood at 9 a.m. Regristation is at 8:30 a.m. at the Northwood theater. • Sept. 7: The third-annual Thorne Crest 5k will begin at 9 a.m. at Thorne Crest Retirement Community on Garfield Avenue. Registration is $15 through Aug. 23 by calling 3732311 and asking for Weston Hulst. Registration after Aug. 23 is $21.

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hy celebrate oatmeal? St. Ansgar is home to one of the largest oatmeal processing centers in the world — Malt-O-Meal and Grain Millers. So it just made sense when the annual town celebration was revamped into an even bigger and better celebration of this popular and healthy breakfast food. Oatmeal Days, slated for June 15, is full of activities for all ages around town. Because oatmeal is considered healthy, organizers are including several activities to promote physical fitness, including a children’s fun run, kayaking and canoe race. The all-ages 2x4 bicycle ride includes 10, 25 and 50-mile routes that wind through four counties in Iowa and Minnesota. A cereal sale sponsored by Malt-OMeal, with bags of cereal for just $1 each, kicks off at 10 a.m. at the post office. Even if you’ve never been to St. Ansgar, it’s hard to miss the Malt-OMeal semi with people lined for blocks to stock up on their favorite Malt-OMeal variety. Children will enjoy activities in City Park while the adults can browse vendor booths and unique retail outlets all along Fourth Street. The celebration’s newest event is a Collector Vehicle Show, hosted by the Blue Belle Inn. St. Ansgar celebrates all thing herbs from the spices themselves to potpourri and to herb-infused products such as lotions, clothing and soaps. The Herb Festival is on July 20.

Oatmeal Days Saturday, June 15 7 a.m.: Registration for 2x4 S.T.A.R.T. bike ride, starts at the high school 8 a.m.: bike ride begins 10 a.m.: Vendors and bean bag tournament downtown, specials in retail stores, Malt-O-Meal cereal sale in post office parking lot. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: United Methodist Church luncheon 12 p.m.-4 p.m.: Inaugural Collector Vehicle Show by Blue Belle Inn City Park Activities: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.: D. J. music, face painting, vendors, Bingo, baseball throw cage, Eurobungy, rock wall, obstacle course, learning farm play land, double lane slide and bouncy Items 10:30 a.m.: 1K Kids fun run 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.: Kids train 12:30 p.m.: Kids pedal pull 1:30 p.m.: Bed races 3 p.m.: John Peterson Walk for Mitchell County Families Fighting Cancer 5K, starts at City Park 4-7 p.m.: Firefighters pork chop feed at fire station 6 p.m.: Crowning of Miss St. Ansgar at fire station 7 p.m.: Oatmeal Days Parade Sunday, June 16 10 a.m.: Kayak and canoe race registration at Halvorson Park 11 a.m.: Kayak and canoe race begins Herb Festival Saturday, July 20 Fall Festival Saturday, Sept. 7


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arm & City Days in New Richland will be July 12-14 this year. There will be events for all ages. Friday evening starts out with a potato bake and root beer float meal sponsored by the Lions Club from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. And new this year is the Minute to Win It game that will be on the stage on Broadway Avenue. Then a free movie will be shown in the park, and participants are encouraged to

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he 31st annual July Jubilee in Lake Mills will be July 12, 13 and 14 this year. The annual rendezvous will be set up once again on South Mill Street and activities for the whole family are planned around town. On Friday evening there will be a street dance featuring Pop Rocks and also a DJ and karaoke at Cruiser’s Route 69. During the day there will be sidewalk sales and a bake sale at

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orin Lake Days in Alden will honor the community’s hometown heroes from June 14-16. The celebration will begin at noon Friday, June 14, with the start of a medallion hunt at City Hall. The day features a fishing contest, a supper and a free family show in the school gymnasium. Saturday, June 15, begins with a pancake breakfast and the Morin Lake

bring their own lawn chairs, blankets, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Saturday starts with a Dad’s Belgian Waffles breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. at City Hall. Then there will be a car show, flower show and likely a tournament of some kind. Also Saturday afternoon is the children’s parade and activities. There will be inflatables, face painting and games. Wristbands are $15 on that day, or $10 pre-sale at area businesses. Continued on Page 54

the Truman Helgeson Civic Center. A wine tasting will take place at the 1901 victorian house. The tasting is a fundraiser for the Lake Mills Area Historical Society. The event runs from 5 to 7 p.m. and costs $12. The price includes a keepsake wine glass, wine and hors d’oeuvres. Saturday will begin with a run/walk starting at Stutzman Physical Therapy. The parade will start at 10:30 a.m. Following the parade there will be a Continued on Page 54

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ith unique shopping and dining, outdoor recreation, family events, and hotel or camping accommodations, Osage, Iowa, is a perfect weekend staycation this summer. Visitors will enjoy the Osage experience: small-town comfort peppered with a dash of big city specialties. Main Street business owners are proud of their 150-plus-year-old town. Emerson’s is just one of the shops housed in its original brick building with preserved hardwood floors. 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 gamut, from sandwiches, steaks and pastas at Teluwut Grille House & Pub to specialty pizzas at Flat Pie & Red Eye. Step back in time and top it off with homemade ice cream brought to

your car at Stan’s Drive-In. Golfers will enjoy the beauty and challenge of Sunny Brae’s 70-acre, nine-hole course nestled in the bluffs of the Cedar River. Bicyclists of all levels can choose a route from 5 to 70 miles during the Bike Ride Around Mitchell County, June 22. Camping and fishing, hiking and equestrian trails, along with a new addition to the Mitchell County Nature Center is a wildlife enthusiast’s dream.

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reeborn County presently has four areas designated as parks with various facilities which can serve as interesting destinations for area citizens. Arrowhead Point County Park is located 1 1/2 miles south of Freeborn to the west of County Road 8. This 59-acre park gets its name from a point or peninsula which projects out into Freeborn Lake. At one time, what’s now the park

area was the location of several privately owned cabins used by waterfowl hunters. Facilities listed for Arrowhead Point County Park consist of a picnic area, cross country skiing, boat launch area, rest rooms, horseshoe pits, hiking/biking trails, fishing and a shelter house. Pickerel Lake County Park is located about a mile southwest of Albert Lea on U.S. Highway 69. This 15-acre park consists of both shoreline and a small knoll which overlooks

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he annual Art & Garden Tour is scheduled for June 28-29 in Albert Lea. Six area gardens will be on display along with the work of at least one artist at each location. The gardens and artists will be announced closer to the 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

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This garden is at the home of Ken and Carol Bertleson and was featured in 2011. gardens, Widenhoefer said. The artists present will represent a variety of mediums. 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, June 28, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 29. The Albert Lea Art Center has held the event for almost 20 years. It is one of the organization’s primary fundraisers.

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operate the Art Center at the location on 224 S. Broadway in downtown Albert Lea — known to many longtime Albert Leans as the Rivoli Theater. The Albert Lea Art Center, a nonprofit organizations, was established in 1959. When it first started it moved from place to place. From 1975 to 1986 it operated out of a small church on Main Street. Then in 1986 it moved to the current location on Broadway. Bower on making Windsor chairs at 7 p.m. Aug. 15: Godtland Lecture Series presents Sean and Steph Passingham on organic farming at 7 p.m. Sept. 19: Godtland Lecture Series presents Jann Lehocky-Arbic on new ways of looking at health and energy medicine Sept. 27: Fourth annual Celebrating the Arts and Artists at Wedgewood Cove Golf Club. Featured artist of the month: Watch for details or call 373-5665 for more information.


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orderfest in Emmons will be June 28 and June 29 this year. On Friday, Shag, a high energy poprock dance cover band, will be the music for the street dance that starts at 8:30 p.m. The cost will be $5 at the door. Saturday will be full of activities starting with a bake sale at the Senior Center and a book sale at the Emmons Community Library/Museum both running from 9 a.m. to noon. The Border Parade is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday. There is no entry fee, but for more entry information call Mark at 383-3361. Following the parade there will be a kids pedal pull downtown at noon, country music by singer Dunnel Lenort from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. downtown for free and a pork chop supper at the American Legion Club from 4:30 to 7 p.m. as a fundraiser for SAL and Emmons Commercial Club. The car show with car and motorcycle fun cruise will also be Saturday. The show runs from noon until 3 p.m. and has a $10 entry fee. Awards will be presented at 3:30 p.m. Registration for the cruise begins at 3 p.m. and the cruise will start at 4 p.m. All makes and models are welcome. The Johnny Holm Band will be

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SHERRY'S DAY CARE Licensed 24 years Member of Food Program Lots of TLC. Toys & Fun Large outside play area 377-1253

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An after school child care program for young students K-6. This program is run in conjunction with District 241 Education. Program is run at each elementary school.

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Laura Back 71205 255th St 826-3585

Deanna Hutchins 2221 Milo Ave. 377-0182

Elaine Bohlen 208 Fredrick Drive 373-6280

Lisa Moyer 20044 780th Ave 373-3824

Mary Gilman 402 Wedgewood Road 377-0060

Cherie Osmundson 2305 Margaretha 377-9202

Linda Christian 606 Pilot Ave 373-5493

Sue Rechtzigel 1919 Brookside Dr 373-0912

Freeborn County Licensed Day Care Association Referral 373-5466

Sherry Hoenisch 1208 Spartan Ave 377-1253

Wende Taylor 1220 Martin Rd. 377-3242

Kristie Lau 340 E. 3rd St. 507-271-1890

Judy Gulbrandson 306 East Hawthorne St. 373-4301

Jaclyn Flatten 510 E Hawthorne 507-369-5171

Robin Helgerson 1909 Stevens Rd. 373-8089

Emily Honsey 2141 Highland Ave (507) 402-0781


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Sixth-graders from Southwest Middle School learn about fur trading at the Big Island Rendezvous’ Education Days in 2012.

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ore than 1,000 early America re-enactors will occupy more than 250 white teepees, lodges and shelters on Oct. 5 and 6 at the Big Island Rendezvous in Albert Lea. This year is the 27th 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. This is the 27th anniversary of the event, and organizer Perry Vining said there are new demonstrations including a Teddy Roosevelt presenter and Annie Oakley. Also new is the woodland American Indian village is moving to a new area and expanding. Stage entertainment at the Rendezvous includes Roe Family Singers, Becky Buller Band, Curtis & Loretta,

Wild Goose Chase Cloggers, Little Prairie Pickers, and Blackhawk. 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 yesteryear, 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, drills, Native American camp and live cannon rounds by New Ulm Battery are just a few of the activities on the roster. Admission is $12 each day for people ages 12 and older; $7 for children ages 6 to 11 and free for children ages 5 and under. Admission includes events and parking. Call 1-800-658-2526 for tickets.

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By Sarah Stultz

lbert Lea’s Fourth of July festivities will include a little something for everyone. Events kick off with the annual Third of July Parade, with floats lining up at 5 p.m. at the Freeborn County Fairgrounds. The parade itself is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. This year’s theme — selected through online polls — is “Red, White and Blue Old Time Traditions.” The parade starts at the fairgrounds, travels down Bridge Avenue, turns west onto Fountain Street and ends at Central Park. Work scheduled on Fountain Street at the intersection of Broadway is slated to be completed in time for the event. Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Randy Kehr said Albert Lea High School is slated to have a full band in the parade this year, instead of just the drum line. Merriam’s Midway Carnival will not be set up as in previous years because of a scheduling conflict. 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 “Mario and his friends meet Bayside.” 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. The Albert Lea Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Leo Carey Post of the American Legion and the Old Car Co. will host the fourth-annual classic car show from 4 to 7 p.m. on Broadway

Fourth of July schedule Wednesday, July 3 • 5 p.m.: Floats begin lining up at Freeborn County Fairgrounds for Third of July Parade • 6 p.m.: Third of July Parade begins Thursday, July 4 • 1:30 p.m.: Bayside Ski Club preshow, Edgewater Park • 2 p.m.: Bayside Ski Club show, Edgewater Park • 4 to 7 p.m.: Car show on Broadway • 8 p.m. Albert Lea Community Band, Fountain Lake Park Gazebo • 9 p.m.: Fireworks pizza cruise on the Pelican Breeze II, Albert Lea Lake • Dusk: Fireworks, Fountain Lake 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. People can also view the fireworks from Albert Lea Lake during a pizza cruise on the Pelican Breeze II. “There’s so many events that are coming to town this summer, and we really encourage everyone to bring family and friends to the events,” said Susie Petersen, executive director of the Albert Lea Convention and Visitors Bureau. “These are events for the whole family, and they add to the quality of life in our town.”

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By Sarah Stultz

ricelyn’s 56th annual Fourth of July Celebration will be July 5-7 and will feature activities for all ages. Events kick off with a pie and ice cream social from 6 to 8 p.m. July 5 at the Bricelyn Senior Center. Friday also marks the first day of a medallion hunt. New on Saturday, July 6, will be a car, tractor and motorcycle show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a parade at 1 p.m. On July 6 there will also be the Ron Sander Memorial Run, a parade, music in the park, a horse show, volleyball tournaments, a cribbage tournament and a chicken barbecue, among others. In the park after the parade will be kids games, chainsaw carving demonstrations, a petting zoo, and Sammy the balloon lady. A variety show will be at 7:30 p.m. at Bricelyn Lutheran Church, and fireworks will begin at dusk. The weekend will close July 7 with a firefighter’s pancake breakfast starting at 7:30 a.m. and a worship in the park at 9 a.m.

Bancroft Bay Park 900 Hammer Road • 74.1 acres • walking trails • large oak trees, native prairie • 18-hole disc golf course • 9-hole disc golf course • restrooms with running water • Many picnic tables • 2 open shelters • 1 lakeside shelter for single table • 3 fire pits • 2 parking lots (1 paved, 1 gravel) • canoe launch • wildlife frequently spotted

Fourth of July Celebration Friday, July 5 Rendezvous runs all weekend Medallion hunt begins • 6 to 8 p.m.: Pie and ice cream social at the Bricelyn Senior Center • 8 p.m.: Music by Gus Courrier at the American Legion Club • 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.: Late-night swim for teens Saturday, July 6 • 8 a.m.: Ron Sander Memorial Run • 9 a.m.: Volleyball tournaments • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Car, tractor and motorcycle show • 1 p.m.: Parade • After parade: Horse show, music in the park with Dunnell Lenort and Good Times Band, a cribbage tournament, a petting zoo, chainsaw carving demonstrations, kids games and Sammy the balloon lady • 2 to 8:30 p.m.: Pool will be open • 4 p.m.: Chicken barbecue • 7:30 p.m.: Variety show at Bricelyn Lutheran Church • 8 p.m.: Music at the Legion featuring Walking Eagle band • 9:30 p.m.: Patriotic tribute • Dusk: Fireworks Sunday, July 7 • 7:30 to 11 a.m.: Firemen’s pancake breakfast • 9 a.m.: Worship in the park

• Large open pavilion • 3-season cottage • bandshell • large oak trees, open spaces • many picnic tables • views of Edgewater Bay • 2 fire pits • restrooms with running water • 2 modern playgrounds • baseball/softball field • fishing pier • shoreline for ski shows • horseshoe pits • 4 paved parking lots

Brookside Park 623 Richway Drive • 4.2 acres • Brookside Boathouse • boat launch on Bancroft Bay channel leading to Fountain Lake • start of paved 0.75-mile trail to Pioneer Park • 70-plot community garden • next to 15.5-acre Brookside School

City Beach 300 Johnson St. • 1.6 acres • sandy beach on Fountain Lake • bathhouse with restrooms and changing rooms • paved parking lot • skate park • sand volleyball court • public dock • boat fuel concessionaire • permanent picnic tables

Edgewater Park 1600 Edgewater Drive • 62.6 acres • Edgewater Bay Pavilion

Frank Hall Park 505 Frank Ave. • 11.8 acres • boat launch on Albert Lea Lake

• fishing pier on channel • popular site for ice fishing • start of Blazing Star Trail • horseshoe pits • modern playground • restrooms with running water • permanent picnic tables • sledding hill • walking trails Fountain Lake Park 100 Fountain St. • 3.9 acres • large gazebo • on lakefront of downtown • public dock • asphalt overlook • well-groomed flower beds • children’s garden • large shade trees along water • lined with crabapple trees along street Shoff Park 400 Highway 13 • 12.1 acres • Higbie Gardens (maintained by Shades of Jade Garden Club) • small picnic shelter • meandering sidewalk with footbridge over creek • large open spaces

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Runners participating in the 2012 Kiester Days 5K Run/Walk take their first strides Friday evening on State Street in Kiester. The walk was in honor of Lori Schumann. By Micah Bader Kiester Days Thursday, June 20 iester Days will feature new and 5-7 p.m.: Celebration picnic old events this year. 7:30 p.m.: Stephanie Erdman show Headlining the new events will be a with comedian Harley Worthit at motorcycle show in conjunction with Kee Civic Theatre the car show and a Texas Hold ‘Em

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poker tournament. The festivities will take place June 20 to 23. A celebration picnic on Thursday will be the first item on the agenda. It will start at 5 p.m. Stephanie Erdman will follow at 7:30 p.m. with a show at the Kee Theatre featuring comedian Harley Worthit of Branson, Mo., said Gloria Pederson, secretary of the Kiester Civic and Commerce. Events will continue at 5 p.m. Friday, with a car and motorcycle show, cow chip bingo and a Lions Club steak fry at the American Legion. All proceeds from the motorcycle show will be donated to the food shelf. A 5-kilometer run will start in the parking lot to the west of the American Legion at 7 p.m., and the evening will conclude with a street dance an hour later. Saturday will be packed with more family activities starting with coed volleyball and horseshoe tournaments at 9 a.m. A parade will start at 11 a.m. In the afternoon, Penny Family will perform at the Kee Civic Theatre, and a cribbage tournament will take place at the American Legion. The American Legion will also hold a steak fry at 5 p.m. The new Texas Hold ‘Em tournament is slotted for 6 p.m. at Berma’s. A movie will be shown at the Kee Civic Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Sunday will begin with a pancake

Friday, June 21 5 p.m.: Car and motorcycle show 5 p.m.: Cow Chip Bingo 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m.: Lions steak fry at Legion 7 p.m.: 5K run/walk, start at lot west of Legion 8 p.m.: Street dance at Berma’s. Music by Thrust. Saturday, June 22 9 a.m.: Coed volleyball tournament at city park 9 a.m.: Horseshoe tournament 11 a.m.: Parade 2 p.m.: Penny Family performs at Kee Civic Theatre 2 p.m.: Cribbage tournament at American Legion 5 p.m.: Legion steak fry 6 p.m: Texas Hold ‘Em tournament at Berma’s 7:30 p.m. Movie at Kee Civic Theatre 9 p.m.: Kiester Legion street dance Sunday, June 23 8:30 a.m.: Pancake breakfast 9 a.m.: Celebration worship community church service at Kee Civic Theatre breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and a celebration church service at Kee Civic Theatre.


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2 kinds of racing are coming this summer

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By Brandi Hagen

lbert Lea will host two boat races this summer; power boat racing and drag boat racing. Drag boats The drag boat races are returning for the second year in a row on Sept. 14. Tentatively the races are scheduled for 1 p.m., but if there is a high boat count, the event will begin at noon. Scott Kalash, president of the Upper Midwest Powerboat Association, said the event had a lot of interest from the Albert Lea community last year, but had some people asking questions because of a few hiccups. “The first time is always a learning experience,” Kalash said. “A new place always has things come up.” Kalash said the races should run faster this year and a long-time racer will announce what is going on so the audience has a better idea of what they are watching. The course the boats will run is a straight 1,000-feet side-by-side course that starts at Edgewater Bay and will

finish in front of the pavilion at Edgewater Park. The races aren’t timed and they are set up to race by brackets according to a boat’s mph starting with the slowest and working up to the unlimited class. “The whole idea is to make it fun,” Kalash said. “When you start getting into timing equipment and that, there’s a lot of money and the costs have to go up. That takes out the fun factor.” At the race last year in Albert Lea there were 30 boats racing and the fastest had a run of 133 miles per hour in 1,000 feet. Kalash estimates there will be about the same number of boats this year. Kalash said members of the UMPBA will race, but it is open to locals, too, for a $40 entry fee. To just watch the races is free and food and refreshments will be available. Kalash encourages people to walk around the boats when they aren’t racing to ask questions and learn about the sport, too. To verify the start time as the event

gets closer or to learn more about the drag racing visit umpba.org. Power boats In August, 40 to 45 boats ranging from 45 mph up to 125 mph will hit Fountain Lake to give the community a show. Twin Cities Power Boat Racing will begin its show with tunnel boats at noon Aug. 10 for five to six hours and will continue its show again at noon Aug. 11. The boats will run two 10-lap heats and the results of those two heats will represent how a driver did for the day. According to Jeff Larson, the chairman of the board of directors and also the secretary, testing of the boats will be from 11 a.m. to noon both days and the public is welcome to watch it, too. Larson said besides the racing there may be exhibition entertainment, too, but it’s not set in stone yet. Another option that isn’t definite yet is having an extra boat available for the public to run. To do that, the fee would be $45 for a one-day membership. Admission to watch the races is free and vendors will be available

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This power boat and others visited Northbridge Mall in March.

with food. Larson said the timing of the event is prime because it’s just three weeks before the members go to nationals. “We may be able to attract some of those racers to come race with us,” Larson said. “It might be the perfect tune up for nationals.” The youngest person on the Twin Cities Power Boat Association team is 12 years old and the age range goes up to 71 years old. To see more about Twin Cities Power Boat Racing visit tcpba-racing.com or find it on Facebook by searching Twin City Power Boat Association.

Mario, friends coming to Edgewater

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By Brandi Hagen

his summer the Bayside Ski Club’s show is themed “Mario and his friends meet Bayside.” According to show co-director, Amber Busall, Mario and his friends end up in Albert Lea while on the run from their enemy Bowser who is trying to kidnap Princess Peach. The show will include barefoot skiing, jumps, wakeboarding, pyramids and many other acts. “We chose Mario because it is well-known and is very versatile,” co-director Tim Frazier said. “Mario has been around since 1981 so a lot of people know who he is and if not they have heard of the character.” The first show of the season will be at 7 p.m. June 20. The pre-show begins at 6:30 p.m. The show continues every Thursday night until Labor Day at Edgewa-

ter Bay. In addition, there will be shows at 2 p.m. on July 4 and Labor Day. The public is welcome to attend practices Tuesday and Wednesdays. This year’s team has between 20 and 30 skiers involved. The club is always looking for new members and no prior skiing knowledge or ability is required. Last year the Bayside Skiers hosted the Midwest Regional Water Ski Tournament. This year, they will travel to a tournament in Waterloo, Iowa, on July 27 and 28. The home shows take place at Edgewater Park and are free to attend. The club does pass around a hat for donations to help offset expenses. “The generous donations from Brandi Hagen visitors and guests really help keep Members of the Bayside Ski Club form a pyramid as part of the 2012 seathe shows going each and every son opener. The team performs shows at Edgewater Bay. year,” Frazier said.


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Continued from Page 33 A street dances and a fireworks show happens at dusk. The weekend wraps up with a pancake breakfast and worship service Sunday, June 16, and a softball tourney.

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llendale Days is trying a different weekend, but many of the same events are scheduled. The festival will be June 27-29, though it was originally going to be a weekend in July. There will be street dances on Friday and Saturday nights as well as an outdoor family movie on Friday night and a kids and teen dance on Saturday evening. On Friday and Saturday the Lions Club will have cash bingo. The Lions Club will also host a pancake breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the community building on Sunday. Entertainment includes Lavern’s Concertina Band at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 26. Then on Friday is Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank at 8:30 p.m. Next, on Saturday will be Black Water Alley performing at 8:30 p.m. A parade will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 28. Also on Saturday afternoon, starting around 12:30, will be children’s games and inflatables. A farmers market will be Saturday morning

Hannah Crabtree performs in 2012 at a talent contest. from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. or noon. A car show will also be from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Saturday night from 5 to 7 p.m. will be a pork chop supper. A pedal tractor pull will be on Saturday night, and then on Sunday will be an old time tractor pull starting at noon. The schedule is still tentative, and more activities will be added as the event nears. Visit www.ellendalemn. com for updates.

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By Micah Bader

uckle up for exciting events like car football and mud bog races at the Hollandale Harvest Festival. The festival features a full day of free activities Sept. 7. The popular car football begins at 11 a.m. In the event, drivers attempt to push a large tractor tire into a goal. At the conclusion of car football, the area will be flooded for mud bog races. The day will officially kick off with a pancake breakfast at the Hollandale Fire Department at 7:30 a.m., organizer LeAnn Houle said. City-wide garage sales start a half hour after the breakfast and will continue throughout the day. Tours at Heritage Museum begin at 8 a.m. Residents and tourists can get a glimpse of Hollandale’s history with town facts and trivia. The first event of the afternoon will be children’s games and activities in the park. Activities include sand art, and prizes will be awarded, Houle said. At 3 p.m., a bean bag toss and horse shoe tournament will be held in front of the Three in One Bar & Restaurant. Events continue at 4 p.m. with the grand parade. The route is from the brush dump to Ag Power. A hot dog supper behind S&V Auto will start at 5 p.m. Water wars and the bucket brigade will start a half hour later. Water wars is where fire departments compete against each other in an accuracy challenge. A barrel on an overhead wire is pushed by water from fire hoses from two sides to deem a winner, Houle said. Teams compete in the bucket brigade to see who can fill a tub with water the fastest.

Harvest Festival schedule Saturday, Sept. 7 7:30-10:30 a.m.: Pancake Breakfast at the fire hall 8:00 a.m.: City-wide garage sales 9 a.m.: Heritage Huls Museum Tours 11 a.m.: Car football and mud bog races 1 p.m.: Children’s games and activities 3 p.m.: Bean bag toss and horse shoe tournament 4 p.m.: Grand parade 5 p.m.: Hot dog supper 5:30 p.m.: Water wars and bucket brigade 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.: Entertainment hosted by Three in One Bar & Restaurant The final event of the day will be entertainment at Three in One Bar & Restaurant. Boxes for donations will be located around town, and the proceeds will benefit the Hollandale Fire Department. The schedule is tentative.

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activities through July 7 this year. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. on the Fourth of July with food and activities in Swensrud Park to follow. The Lions Club duck race and the FFA pedal pull will begin at 3 p.m. Fireworks at the airport will end the first night of events at 10 p.m. On July 5 the beer garden opens at 6 p.m. A pool party for students in kindergarten through 12th grade with music, games and food also begins at 6 p.m. At 9 p.m. Cherry Gun will perform in the beer garden. July 6 events begin at 8:30 a.m. with registration for the T.U.N.E. Firecracker Fun Run/Walk. The acronym stands for Total United Northwood Effort. The event begins at 9 a.m. A softball tournament will begin at 9 a.m. Also going on July 6 will be a horseshoe tournament and NKCEF annual golf tournament at 1 p.m. The beer gardens will open on Central Avenue at 6 p.m. with the firefighter’s raffle at 8 p.m. and music by Rhino at 9 p.m. The festivities conclude on July 7 with the continuation of the softball tournament at 9 a.m. and an ecumenical church service at 10:30 a.m.

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he summer festival in Hayward is shrinking in size. This year’s Hayward Days will be just one day — July 13. According to Nick Semple, president of the Hayward Booster Club, there are still activities such as the citywide rummage sales and happenings at the church that are planned on July 12 and July 14, but for the most part, the town festivities will take place on July 13. Semple said the unofficial re-opening of Julio’s Bar brought more people out to the festivities last year because they were curious about the bar. This year, there will be a street dance at Julio’s Bar from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. July 13. The two big events going on are the car show and the April Sorensen Memorial Half Marathon. The car show is will be on Front Street from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Last year about 50 cars were brought to the event. Trophies, plaques and prizes will be given away to car owners. The half marathon will begin at Green Mill in Albert Lea at 7:30 a.m. and end in Hayward on Main Street

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he community of Glenville will hold its town festival June 7-9 this year. Evening entertainment on June 7 will be Glenville’s Got Talent on the Main Street stage at 7 p.m. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and the cost is $5. Prizes will be awarded. The evening entertainment on June 8 will be Arch Allies. The show starts on the Main Street stage at 8:30 p.m. and the band will play until 12:30 a.m. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door and gates open at 6 p.m. Other activities going on June 7 will be a scholarship supper steak fry from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and a co-ed softball tournament at 6 p.m. at the beach. Food vendors will be serving on Main Street. The vendors planned are Daisy’s Diner, Mini Donuts of Northwood, Tailgater’s and the Gyro Shoppe. Tailgater’s, the Legion and the Keg Wagon will also be open for drinks. Music from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. will be provided by Grizzly Sound. June 8 activities kick off with the River Run/Walk and the second day of the co-ed softball tournament at 8 a.m. The run/walk will start at the park with same day registration beginning at 7 a.m. The cost is $12. To register

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here is question about whether Freeborn Days will take place this summer after the Freeborn Boosters recently disbanded. Mayor Theo Beckmann said as of the date of this publication that there were no plans for the annual festival, but there is a possibility someone else may decide to take it on. City Hall is at 402 Park St. and can be reached at 863-2204. A notable attraction in Freeborn is the Melander School, preserved by the Freeborn Area Heritage Society. It now stands at the corner of Park Street and Seventh Avenue and serves as a heritage museum. And through Geneva doesn’t have a summer celebration, it does have recreational amenities for visitors. It also hosts wayward Interstate 35 travelers seeking services. Downtown Park has a playground and basketball and volleyball courts.

call 373-2643. The parade is scheduled for 10 a.m. Several activities begin at 11 a.m. after the parade. The little king and queen contest will be at the tennis courts, medallion clues will be given at the park gazebo and a barbecue pork lunch will be served in the park until 1 p.m. The rain site for the lunch will be at First Lutheran Church. From 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. there will be children’s games and activities at the park including a smiley train, face painting and hairdos, clown and magician, ring toss and inflatable jumpers. From noon until 5 p.m. concessions will be set up by local nonprofits and clubs in the park. A dodgeball tournament will take place at 12:30 p.m. June 8 at the tennis courts. Participants can sign up Friday night on Main Street or at 11 a.m. Saturday in the park. Other activities planned for Saturday afternoon are bingo in the park from 1 to 3 p.m., WFLA Lodge No. 44 Brick Hall bike giveaway at the tennis court at 2 p.m., bean bag tournament at the tennis court at 3 p.m. and the food vendors will open for the evening at 6 p.m. The festivities will end on Sunday, June 9 with a community church service in the park at 9 a.m.

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A Creative Touch Photography............................................. 42 Accentra Credit Union......................................................... 54 Accents Decorating.............................................................. 33 ACT..................................................................................... 22 Addie’s Floral and Gifts........................................................ 42 Advantage Auto Glass........................................................... 6 Ag Power Enterprises, Inc..................................................... 49 ALAMCO Wood Products.................................................... 10 Albert Lea Art Center........................................................... 42 Albert Lea CVB.................................................................... 44 Albert Lea Family Y.............................................................. 18 Albert Lea Magazine............................................................ 55 Albert Lea Park and Rec.................................................. Cover Albert Lea Public Library.................................................. Cover Albert Lea Public Warehouse................................................ 15 Albert Lea Seedhouse.......................................................... 26 Albert Lea Senior Center........................................................ 6 Albert Lea Steel.................................................................... 18 Albert Lea Taxi..................................................................... 38 Albert Lea Veterinary Clinic.................................................... 7 Albert Lea Vineyard Church................................................. 16 ALEDA................................................................................... 3 ALFC Chamber of Commerce......................................... Cover Allen’s Tow-N-Travel............................................................. 54 AmericInn, Clear Lake.......................................................... 34 AmericInn, Osage................................................................ 36 Antique Shops of Clear Lake................................................ 35 Antiques of the Midwest...................................................... 42 Art’s Shoes........................................................................... 37 Assembly of God................................................................. 16 B&D Metalworks Inc............................................................ 24 Becker Auto......................................................................... 51 Bergdale................................................................................ 5 BG Brick Girls....................................................................... 22 Bicycle works....................................................................... 17 Bliss Bridal & Formalware..................................................... 11 Bonnerup Funeral & Crematroy Services............................... 48 Bonnerup Funeral Home...................................................... 44 Broskoff Structures............................................................... 52 Browadway Auto Repair of Wells......................................... 18 Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home................................................. 24 Cabin Coffee Co.................................................................. 31 Calvary & First Baptist Churches........................................... 16 Carpenter BBQ Bash............................................................ 32 Cheers Liquor...................................................................... 20 City Limits............................................................................ 32 Clarks Grove Hardware........................................................ 25 Collectors Wonderland........................................................ 34 Collin’s Auto Repair................................................................ 5 Com Tec.............................................................................. 52 Concordia Lutheran............................................................. 16 Conger Catering.................................................................. 48 Cora.................................................................................... 36 Cory Refrigeration & Heating............................................... 32 Country Charm Ceramics..................................................... 48 Countryside RV Service........................................................ 40 Countryside RV Service........................................................ 43 Crescendo Fine Dining......................................................... 20 Crossroads Church............................................................... 16 Custom Drapery & Blinds................................................ Cover Dahl Farm Supply................................................................. 25 Daycare Page....................................................................... 41 Diamond Jo Casino......................................................... Cover Doug’s Painting & Sandblasting............................................ 40 DQ of Wells......................................................................... 11 Dr. Lundstrom, D.D.S............................................................. 7 Eastside Liquor..................................................................... 56 Emerson’s By The Lake......................................................... 35 Emerson’s on Main............................................................... 36 Falkstone............................................................................. 50 Fallgatters............................................................................ 50 Farmers Mutual Insurance of Manchester............................. 25

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First Lutheran Church........................................................... 16 First Presbyterian Church...................................................... 16 Fisher’s Fine Jewelers............................................................ 42 Flat Pie & Red Eye................................................................ 36 Fort Custer Maze................................................................. 35 Frames & More.................................................................... 36 Frames R Us......................................................................... 42 Freeborn Construction......................................................... 52 Freeborn County Environmental........................................... 15 Freeborn County Government Center.................................. 19 Freeborn County Historical Museum.................................... 17 Freeborn Lumber................................................................. 23 Gansen Auto & RV Sales...................................................... 28 Geneva Bar & Grill............................................................... 52 Georges of Geneva.............................................................. 52 Glenville Plumbing............................................................... 52 Glenville Shortstop............................................................... 52 Grandma’s Kitchen............................................................... 20 Green Lea Golf Course......................................................... 19 Grow Forest City.................................................................. 31 Hanson Construction............................................................. 6 Hanson Tire........................................................................... 2 Hart Brothers....................................................................... 39 Hayward & Trondjhem Lutheran Churches........................... 16 Healing House..................................................................... 35 Heart of the Artichoke......................................................... 42 Hemenway Storage.............................................................. 51 Hertz Farm Management, Inc............................................... 34 Hi-Yield Products................................................................. 12 Hillcrest Cemetary.................................................................. 7 Home Federal...................................................................... 29 Home Sweet Home.............................................................. 32 Inject Tech............................................................................ 50 ISC Financials....................................................................... 42 Jensales............................................................................... 25 Jensen Heating, A/C & Plumbing.......................................... 52 Julios Bar & Grill................................................................... 51 KIMT............................................................................... Cover Kountry Kupboard............................................................... 36 L & R Water Craft................................................................ 24 L.R. Falk Construction.......................................................... 32 Lady of the Lake.................................................................. 35 Lake Mills Chamber............................................................. 33 Lake Mills Community School.............................................. 33 Lake Mills Task Force............................................................ 33 Larson Contracting......................................................... Cover Larsons Mercantile............................................................... 34 Lembke Construction...................................................... Cover Liquor Depot........................................................................ 43 Lou Rich, Hayward............................................................... 51 Loverink Drainage................................................................ 48 M&S Outdoor Equipment..................................................... 15 Main Street Dental............................................................... 33 Manchester-Hartland Telephone Co..................................... 25 Market 124.......................................................................... 34 MCT Mortgage...................................................................... 7 Minnesota Abstract.............................................................. 44 Minnesota Corrugated Box.................................................... 9 Morreim Drainage................................................................ 25 Motor Inn ........................................................................... 29 Mrs. Gerry’s Salad................................................................ 19 Nancy’s Café........................................................................ 42 National Eagle Center............................................................ 1 New To You......................................................................... 42 NIACC............................................................................ Cover Niagra Caves........................................................................ 39 Nick’s Meats......................................................................... 51 Nordaas Homes................................................................... 45 North American Mat............................................................ 48 Northbridge Mall............................................................ Cover Northern Country Co-op...................................................... 33

Northwood Theater............................................................. 50 Northwood True Value......................................................... 50 Northwoood Lumber........................................................... 50 NU 2 U Consignments......................................................... 31 Oak View Golf Club............................................................. 52 Oakenwald Terrace................................................................ 7 Osage Chamber of Commerce............................................. 37 Our Father’s House............................................................... 16 Our Savior’s Lutheran Church............................................... 16 P & L Excavating................................................................... 38 Paradise Pizza...................................................................... 32 Parkview Care Center.......................................................... 24 Pelican Breeze...................................................................... 43 Performance Landscaping.................................................... 13 Perkins................................................................................... 7 Plymouth Shoes................................................................... 42 PM Park............................................................................... 35 Produce Bank....................................................................... 22 Produce Bank - Hollandale................................................... 49 Ralphene’s........................................................................... 35 Rathai Drywall...................................................................... 24 Reinertson Embroidery......................................................... 42 ReMax - Emilie Paulson.......................................................... 7 Round Prairie Lutheran Church............................................ 16 Salem Lutheran Church........................................................ 16 Sanderson Auto................................................................... 43 Sanderson Auto................................................................... 30 Schroeder Electric................................................................ 18 Scott’s Office Supply.............................................................. 7 Secuity Bank........................................................................ 26 Select Foods......................................................................... 27 Shell Rock River Watershed.................................................. 13 South Central Pet Care........................................................ 40 Southside Custom................................................................ 40 St. Theodore Catholic Church.............................................. 16 Starboard Market................................................................. 34 State Bank of Clarks Grove............................................. Cover State Bank of New Richland................................................. 33 State Farm Dave Klatt.......................................................... 42 State Farm Nancy VanderWaerdt.......................................... 28 Steam It Clean Carpet Cleaning........................................... 17 Sterling Drug....................................................................... 11 Strong Insurance Agency..................................................... 42 Syverson Ford........................................................................ 8 Teluwut Grille House & Pub.................................................. 37 The Dam Bait Shop................................................................ 7 The Front Porch................................................................... 36 The Mills Theater................................................................. 33 The Quilted Forest................................................................ 31 The Red Geranium............................................................... 34 Thompson Oil...................................................................... 49 Thorne Crest................................................................... Cover Three in One Bar & Restaurant............................................. 49 TNT Used Appliances........................................................... 42 Trades & Labor....................................................................... 5 Tri-Parish Catholic Safe Community...................................... 16 United Methodist Church..................................................... 16 Van Wilgen Farm Drainage.................................................. 48 Ventura Foods................................................................. Cover Vern Eide Chevrolet........................................................ Cover Village Cooperative.............................................................. 40 Wal Mart............................................................................. 13 Weathered Elements............................................................ 34 Wells Federal Bank............................................................... 17 Wells Insurance Agency....................................................... 24 Welsh Chiropractic............................................................... 50 Western Petroleum Co. ....................................................... 38 Wind Down Wednesday...................................................... 29 Wintergreen Co-op.............................................................. 43 Zion Lutheran Church.......................................................... 16 Zogg Dermatology............................................................... 45


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Jace Ihrke, 6, Corbin Martens, 3, and Carter Martens, 5, lead the kiddie parade at New Richland’s Farm and City Days in 2012.

New Richland: Continued from Page 33 There will also be an Amazing Race for children. New this year is that the parade will be at 5 p.m. on Saturday. In past years the parade was on Sunday. Grand marshals of the parade are the state champion 2012-13 New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva girls’ basketball team. “They did such a good job uniting all our communities together and made everyone so proud of them,” organizer Amy Ihrke said. Finally, on Saturday evening will be the band IV Play starting at 8:30 p.m. Then Sunday morning is the New Richland area community church service in the City Park. Ending the weekend of fun is the ice cream social at 4 p.m. at the St. Peter Lutheran Church in Otisco. For updates go to www.farmandcitydays.com.

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July Jubilee Friday, July 12 9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Sidewalk sales 9 a.m. till gone: Bake sale by senior citizens at the Truman Helgeson Civic Center 5-7 p.m.: Victorian wine tasting: Celebrating the new brick walkway and fountain at 1901 Victorian House, sponsored by the Lake Mills Historical Society 6:30 p.m.: Concessions open, North Mill Street 7 p.m.: Beer garden opens 8 p.m. to midnight: Street dance featuring Pop Rocks 8 p.m. to close: DJ/karaoke at Cruiser’s Route 69 Saturday, July 13 7 a.m.: 5K run/walk registration 7:30 a.m.: 5K run/walk starts at Stutzman Physical Therapy 9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Sidewalk sales 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Flea market, craft sale and in-home business sale at Oakwood Park 10:30 a.m.: Parade 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Community picnic in Oakwood Park by Parents for DC 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.: Inflatable games

Noon-12:30 p.m.: Tot triathlon registration 12:45 p.m.: Tot triathlon start Noon-3 p.m. Antique tractors show south side of LMCS Noon-3 p.m.: Entertainment at the park Noon: 3-on-3 basketball contest Noon-2:30 p.m.: ATV mud bog registration 12:30 p.m.: Fire Department waterfall fight, North Mill Street 1-3 p.m.: Open house at 1901 Victorian House and Country School Museum 1-4:30 p.m.: Tennis tournament 3:30 p.m.: ATV mud bog 3 p.m.: Pedal tractor pull, ages 4 and up 7 p.m.: Beer garden opens and concessions 8 p.m.-midnight: Street dance featuring Sell Out Stereo 8 p.m.-close: DJ/Karaoke at Cruiser’s Route 69 Sunday, July 14 8 a.m.-noon: Pancake and sausage breakfast 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Radio controlled air show at the airport 1-3 p.m.: Open house at 1901 Victorian House

Lake Mills: Continued from Page 33 community picnic, tot triathlon, tractor show, ATV mud bog and a tractor pull. The evening entertainment will be a street dance with music by Sell Out Stereo and a DJ and karaoke at Cruiser’s Route 69. The town festival wraps up Sunday with a radio-controlled airplane show at the airport and an open house at the Victorian House. For more information or questions contact Lake Mills Chamber Development at 641-592-5253.


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Thorne Crest is owned and operated by American Baptist Homes of the Midwest, a not-for-profit provider of senior health care since 1930.

2401 Bridge Ave, Albert Lea

507-373-8600 www.statebankcg.com

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