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City Council Brushes Up on Street Sweeper Financing
Shirley Schmeckpeper, center, is pictured with her daughter Judy and son Chris shortly after the arrival of their 16- by 74-foot mobile home last week at 601 West Forest Street.
Schmeckpepers’ New Home Arrives by Dan Ruud The product of a communitywide effort has landed on the Schmeckpeper family’s property at 601 West Forest Street
in the form of a 16- by 74-foot mobile home that was delivered last Wednesday. It replaces the family’s mobile home that was destroyed
Belle Plaine Woman Among Top Nurses in Twin Cities Kay Siemon of Belle Plaine was recently recognized by Mpls.St. Paul Magazine as one of the best nurses in the Twin Cities area. Doctors, nurses and patients were asked to recommend nurses who “go above and beyond the call of duty in all areas
of health care.” The judges reviewed nearly 100 nominations with an eye toward professionalism, bedside manner and patient interaction, credentials and experience, and impact on
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Winning Photo Sara Smith of Belle Plaine, winner of the Herald’s Summer Photo Contest, is pictured with her son Travis, who along with his dog Tank were subjects of the ﬁrst-place photo called “Drinking Buddies.” A story about Smith’s taking of the photo and the publishing of the other top photos in the contest appear on page 18.
when a large tree landed on it during the June 19 storm that blew through Belle Plaine with winds up to 80 miles per hour. Since then, friends, neighbors and other members of the community have pitched in to see to it that Chris Schmeckpeper, his mother Shirley and sister Judy will have a replacement home. A series of beneﬁts, combined with some insurance money, has done just that. Chris Schmeckpeper and his sister Judy Nelson were somewhat tongue-tied when it came to listing the people, businesses and organizations who helped them the past two months, much like someone who just won an Oscar and is afraid of leaving someone off a long list of thank yous. A series of beneﬁts helped make the purchase of the 10year-old mobile home possible. It made its slow trek to Belle Plaine from Woodlund Homes in Wyoming, Minn. The beneﬁts included a spaghetti dinner, silent auction, bake sale and a 5K run, walk and stroll. Trinity Lutheran Church hosted the dinner, auction and bake sale. “There were so many people helping us,” Chris Schmeckpeper said. “But I really want to compliment Wendy (Thomas) and Lisa (Mathwig) for all the hard work they did organizing these things.” Judy, who works at McDonald’s in Chaska, said that establishment also helped out, including donating beverages, cups and napkins, etc. for the spaghetti dinner. A number of businesses donated some 200 items for the silent auction. Shortly after the storm hit, Sue Rasmussen, who lives near the Schmeckpepers, called KARE 11 TV, which brought increased attention to the family’s crisis. “This town really pulled together for us,” Chris said. Help was still pouring in after the arrival of the home. Friends Dave Thomas and Andrew Haefner were seeing to it last week that the home becomes properly settled onto its new site, a process that has to be completed before the family can move in. Schmeckpeper said he hopes he and his family can move in by sometime this week. Chris, Shirley and Judy plan to live together and share expenses. Since the storm, Chris has been staying with friends and Shirley has been staying at Judy’s place. During an interview several hours after the storm hit and with the large maple tree still on top of his home, Chris said he was just thankful he and his mother were not hurt. The fam-
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by Dan Ruud The Belle Plaine City Council addressed several issues at length Monday night, including the pros and cons of leasing or outright purchasing a new street sweeper. Public Works Superintendent Al Fahey reported that the city’s current street sweeper is 10 years old and is in need of replacement. A new street sweeper (2012 Pelican) would cost $158,295, while the cost to lease a new Pelican sweeper on a ﬁve-year term would be $33,830 per year. Staff recommended the latter. Council Member Cary Coop did some math and said that the leasing option would cost the city some $170,000 compared to the $158,295 state contract purchase price. And that’s just after ﬁve years (street sweepers normally last about 10 years before maintenance costs begin to signiﬁcantly increase). Fahey reported that the cost to refurbish the existing machine at this time would be approximately $23,560, and that such costs would likely increase over the next several years if the city was to keep it. Fahey explained that with the lease option, the city would own the street sweeper after ﬁve years and at that time have the option of keeping it or starting up another ﬁve-year lease
on a new sweeper and receive some $80,000 toward the new lease by trading in the initiallyleased sweeper. Fahey added that $80,000 is considerably more than what the city would get by trading in a 10-year-old sweeper.
After further mathematical review and some comments on the beneﬁts of leasing by Finance Director Dawn Meyer, the council voted 4-2 to go
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Woman Killed in Crash Was Former Belle Plaine Resident There was a Belle Plaine connection to the crash that killed three members of an Eden Prairie family at about 9 p.m. Friday on Highway 12 near Willmar. Killed were Michelle Hoffman, 40, her 8-year-old daughter Julia and Hoffman’s mother-in-law Marta Stoffers, 68, the latter of whom was from Atwater. Michelle Hoffman’s son Jason, 5, was also riding in the car but his injuries are not life-threatening. Michelle Hoffman’s husband, Michael Hoffman, taught at Belle Plaine Elementary School a number of years ago before Julia and Jason were born. He and Michelle lived in Belle Plaine. According to the state patrol, Paul Wickenhauser, 21, of Cokato, was driving a Chevy Silverado that hit the van carrying the four family members. The
van then went into the ditch and burned. Wickenhauser, who was treated and released, was taken to Kandiyohi County Jail and charged with criminal vehicular homicide. According to the criminal complaint, Wickenhauser told ofﬁcers that he had been drinking shortly before the crash. Ofﬁcers found a broken rum bottle on the road, an open bottle of liquor in the cab of his pickup truck and a case of beer in the back. Wickenhauser reportedly had a preliminary breath test reading of .07, which is under the legal limit of .08. The Hoffman family had been spending the summer with relatives and planned to return soon to Oman on the Arabian Sea, where Michael and Michelle had worked for the past two years at an American international school.
From the Dewey Decimal System to the iPad, Belle Plaine public school students and K-12 Media Specialist Peter Jacobson will have the beneﬁts of new technology when they return to school in a few weeks.
School District Believes iPads Will Raise the Bar on Learning 140 Ready for 2012-13 School Year
by John Mueller Last winter, the idea of spending about $200,000 in new technology and staff development divided members of the school board. When students return to Belle Plaine public school classrooms, they’ll ﬁnd the new tools ready for the school year. Last December, the district OK’d spending $200,000 on a technology plan that includes 53 new iMac desktop computers and 110 iPads. Overall, the move dedicated $151,875 toward investment in various Apple computers and $51,425 toward staff development so teachers will know how to make the best possible use of the new
year. Over the summer, teachtechnology. The district has 220 iPads pur- ers attended the district’s opchased with district money and tional technology boot camp, donations. School The new equipment received (continued on page 6) some use once it arrived last
Township Board Okays Agreement With City to Repave Entire Road The Belle Plaine Township Board last Wednesday approved the same agreement that the Belle Plaine City Council approved the previous week, thus ensuring that the entire length of the Belle Plaine Trail (between Highway 169 and Ashford Way) will be repaved this summer. “Belle Plaine Township has approved the resolution and provided the city with a fully signed and executed copy,” stated Belle Plaine City Admin-
istrator David Murphy. “They have also paid their portion ($60,537) of the project and Chard Tiling and Excavating has been contacted and informed to move forward with the full project.” Chard Tiling was awarded the contract for the project in June at a bid of $128,113.60.
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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2012
Some Late Summer Chess Debby Heimerl, Brenda Engelbrecht and Geri Higdon recently opened their new business on Adam Busack, right, of Eden Prairie and Jordan Hartwig of Belle Plaine were the finalists in on Main Street in Henderson. the Intermediate Division of the annual End of the Summer Reading Program Chess Tournament at the Belle Plaine Public Library on Aug. 10. Busack defeated Hartwig in the finals, while his brother, Noah Busack, won the Beginner Division. Nearly 30 youth participated in the tournament. Among them, pictured below, are Jack and Tom Hammargren of Belle by Karen Swenson Street, lent itself as a great retreat ing out with something new and Plaine.
Knitting Ties That Bind
Interwoven with their pets and their passions, Geri Higdon, Brenda Engelbrecht and Debby Heimerl have spun their friendship into a new business on Main Street, Henderson. The Knitting Knest and Kuriosity Shoppe opened its doors this month and was met with an enthusiastic welcome from the community. “There is much excitement from the customers, and curiosity,” said Debby. “There is a surprised reaction to the change the building has gone through.” The last enterprise in the building was Wingnut Welding and Repair, yet many still refer to the building as the old Midland Station. “The last time I was here I had my oil changed,” was a common comment heard since opening last Tuesday, Aug. 7. The maroon and green-themed exterior has received many compliments along with the “comfy” look to the interior. “It’s unique from other yarn shops,” said Debby. It was their dogs and their passion for crafting that united the trio. Debby, a dog groomer who ran a shop in Belle Plaine, has had both Geri and Brenda as customers. When Debby became interested in knitting four years ago, she encouraged Geri to join her group that met at Kingsway Retirement Living in Belle Plaine. The knitting group would hold retreats at The Rectory Bed and Breakfast in Belle Plaine, owned by Brenda and her husband. What was once an Irish Catholic church rectory on South Elm
for the large group of knitters to meet. Geri had worked for 45 years at St. Frances Regional Medical Center in Shakopee. “I was born there and they kept me,” Geri mused. Retiring from nursing one year ago, Geri found herself idle. “I don’t like being retired,” she admitted, missing the interaction with others most. Taking up knitting has generated an interest in the art of crafting. “I want to show people the art of knitting and crocheting is coming back.” Locker rug hooking is the next craft she would like to bring into the Shoppe. Brenda, who has worked in the fast service and hospitality industry for thirty years, said “I’ve always had a passion for crafting when I found something I like. I am a firm believer in repurpose, reuse and recycle. Give them a new life and new use. I like to find things that have character built into them.” And for a while, Brenda ran a consignment shop in Belle Plaine. “I was my own best customer.” Hence Brenda’s talent will lie in the “Kuriosities.” “I believe local crafters and artists should have an outlet to share talent and the rewards. There are fabulous artists out there that have yet to be seen because they have nowhere to market their work.” As a fiber artist, Debby will keep the store supplied with quality yarns. “It’s a learning experience all the time. They are always com-
Grand Opening Saturday (Aug. 18), Cologne Academy celebrated the opening of a 13,00-square-foot addition. The K-8 public charter school will begin its fifth operational year Sept. 4 with almost 400 students. Many families came out to help move into the new addition, which was followed by an ice cream social and the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Pictured are Director Lynn Gluck Peterson and Hans Hagen, of Hans Hagen Homes and Partnership for Better Education. The partnership funded the expansion.
different.” Like yarn made from recycled blue jeans, which the Shoppe sells and yarn made from corn, which they hope to have on their shelves soon. The idea to open a shop came one day when Geri mentioned “wouldn’t it be fun” … and the idea to open their own Shoppe took root. Last fall the women began their search by looking at buildings in Belle Plaine, but the price didn’t fit their means. “Finally I told Geri, ‘Let’s sit back from this for a while and see what happens,’” said Debby. Every dog has its day and Cleo, Dolores Hagen’s dog, was being groomed when Debby happened to mention they were looking for a building. It didn’t take Dolores long to get back to Debby about the corner building in Henderson. Yet when the women took a look at the building they were overwhelmed by the amount of work it would take to turn the old garage into a yarn Shoppe. “When I first saw it,” said Brenda, “I thought ‘Are you kidding me?’” “It all happened so fast,” said Debby. Dolores and Budd Hagen purchased the building, did the major renovations and leased the building to the ladies. All three sing the praises of Ken and Kenny, husbands to Debby and Brenda, who laboriously went about the finish work on the building while the women set up the business end. The location of Main Street, Henderson made perfect sense to the trio. “It’s so cute and quaint,” said Geri. “Not that far off 169.” “After the Tangled Skein closed,” in St. Peter, said Debby, “there is nothing between Excelsior and Mankato.” The three women agree on one thing: Henderson is welcoming and supportive of its shops. “Henderson is a happening place,” said Deb. “Given time and the right combination of shops, it could be another Stillwater.” “Our goal is to really become a destination,” said Brenda, and in a couple years “We’d like to need a bigger space.” Rugged, densely textured chunky wools, silky soft angoras, and rainbows of color fill the shelves of the vintage furniture complimenting an array of garden and household gifts. Catering to all levels of knitters and crafters, customers are encouraged to sign up for future classes with an open invitation for crafty folk to pull up a chair, leave your work behind and laugh, share stories and knit.
Movie Night in Cologne
Waconia’s Brent Jarvis and his daughter Taylor made their way back to their vehicle from the concession stand during the showing of “Despicable Me,” Friday night in Cologne. The movie was part of two double-features Cologne firefighters and an army of volunteers presented as part of the Fourth Annual Firehouse Drive-In Friday and Saturday (Aug. 17-18). The drive-in movie night is a fund-raiser to restore the department’s first motorized truck, a 1923 American La France. Nearly 400 cars and an estimated 1,500 people attended the two presentations.
WEDNESDAY, august 22, 2012
Scott County Board Race Will Feature Wagner-Kucera Again
The race for Scott County Board will pit increasingly familiar candidates against each other when Commissioner Joe Wagner of Sand Creek Township will be challeng ed by Jerry Kucera in the general election Nov. 6. Kucera finished first in the Aug. 14 primary election with 886 votes (45.23 percent). Wagner took second with 584 (29.81 Percent) and LuAnne Lemke, who was eliminated with a third-place finish. She received 489 votes (24.96 percent). Kucera dominated the race,
winning across the district. A Belle Plaine native, he topped Wagner in Belle Plaine, 233 to 124. Kucera beat Wagner in Jordan, 148 to 71, and in New Prague’s second precinct (within Scott County), 100 to 98. Kucera also beat Wagner in Shakopee’s fifth precinct, an addition to the first commissioner district, 68 to 25. The primary marks the first time Wagner has not topped the field in any of the three primary elections he has been in since his first election 1998.
Gene Thomas Kornder of Belle Plaine Township, 2,590 to 400. Dudley will face DFLer Kevin Dahle, a former State Senator making a bid to return to the Legislature, in the Nov. 6 general election. In the Republican primary in House District 55B, which includes St. Lawrence Township, Tony Albright of Prior Lake topped Tim Jasperson of Credit River Township, 897 (78.75 percent) to 242 (21.25 percent). Albright won in all 13 precincts. He’ll face DFLer Travis Burton in the fall general election. In Senate District 47, which inLegislative Runoffs cludes much of Carver County, In the Senate District 20 incumbent Sen. Julianne OrtRepublican primary, New Prague’s Mike Dudley topped man of Chanhassen defeated Bruce Schwichtenberg of San Francisco Township in a Republican runoff, 2,114 (58.43 percent) to 1,504 (41.57 percent). Ortman won in Carver County’s large cities, taking Chanhassen (340 to 160), Chaska (405 to 298), Victoria (269 to 164) and Waconia (344 to 261). She also won in Watertown (15777), Norwood Young America (86-73) and Mayer (41-37). Schwichtenberg won in Carver (75-41), Cologne (20-19) and his home township (30-18). Ortman will face James Weygand, Carver’s former mayor, in the fall election.
Chris and Kristy Bieder of Belle Plaine would like to announce the birth of their son, Maverick Jerrad, who was born on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. Maverick weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 inches long. He was welcomed home by his big sister, Mackenzie Jo, 10. Grandparents are Darrell and Melody Bieder of Belle Plaine and Brian and Ginger Leach of Askov.
50 Years Later and the spark is still there!
Love, Your Family
Brian and Lori Borchardt of Belle Plaine are happy to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Candice, to Brad Lawson, son of Dennis and Jill Lawson, also of Belle Plaine. Candice and Brad are both graduates of Belle Plaine High School Class of 2001. Candice is a 2001 graduate of Mankato State University with a degree in Accounting and is currently employed at AgStar in Mankato. Brad will graduate December 2012 from Bethany Lutheran College with a degree in Elementary Education/Coaching. Candice and Brad will be married October 12, 2012.
Happy 18th Birthday Pumpkin Pie
Love, Mom, Dad & Jenna
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Parish grounds..six miles north of Henderson on Co. Rd. 6 “Minnesota Scenic Byway” Mass 10:30am Irish Entertainment Special Features Celebrant Father John Berger
Irish Dancer The Tim Malloys Band Celtic Fiddler
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Please join our family as we celebrate the
Golden Wedding Anniversary of our parents
Jerry and Eileen Hoy
and our Dad’s miraculous recovery.
Saturday, August 25, 2012 • 1:00 to 5:00p.m. at the Quatmann Home 7651 W. 190th Street, Jordan Please let your presence be their present!
Siemon (continued from page 1) organization. Siemon was selected one of the 54 finalists for 2012 Outstanding Nurses Award. All 54 finalists and 20 winners were honored at a July 19 event, which was presented by Allina Health and sponsored by the University of Minnesota School of Nursing and the Minnesota School of Business. Siemon was not one of the 20 finalists but said she was proud just to be in the running.
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Wednesday, August 22 Soup & Sandwich Corn Chowder Soup, Sliced Turkey on Whole Wheat Bun, Mayo Packet, Marinated Vegetables, Cookie Thursday, August 23 Swedish Meatballs, Steamed White Rice, Chuck Wagon Corn, Diced Pineapple, Vanilla Pudding Friday, August 24 Chicken Strip Basket, Chicken Strips, Oven Fries, Coleslaw, Potato Roll/Marg., Fresh Strawberries Monday, August 27 Baked Penne Pasta w/Marinara Meat Sauce, Italian Blend Vegetables, Bread Stick/ Marg., Cantaloupe, Chocolate Mousse Tuesday, August 28 Chicken Breast w/Tarragon Cream Sauce, Rice Pilaf, Oriental Vegetables, Fruit Cocktail, Chef's Choice Cookie Wednesday, August 29 Birthday Meal Savory Beef Pot Roast, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Creamed Corn, Wheat Dinner Roll/Marg., Frosted Spice Cake RCD Unfrosted Cake
“I was extremely honored to be chosen as one of the finalists,” said Siemon, a 1980 graduate of Belle Plaine High School. Siemon and her husband, Terry, live in Belle Plaine. They have seven children ranging in ages from 15 to 24. Siemon, who earned her BSN degree at South Dakota State University, has worked at North Memorial Medical Center for 25 years, the last 15 of which have been in the Trauma/Neuro Intensive Care Unit. Before that, she was on an acute medical/surgical floor. North Memorial Medical Center is a level 1
trauma center. Siemon won the Daisy award at North Memorial Medical Center this past January, which is a nationwide award given to “extraordinary nurses who go above and beyond their job to provide exemplary care.” Siemon, was nominated by a family she took care of who thought she made a big difference in the care of their family member. Siemon was the winner throughout North Memorial. In connection to that award, Siemon was then nominated for Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s Outstanding Nurses Award.
Our Lady of The Prairie Catholic Church - Belle Plaine Fr. Michael Kaluza 952-873-6564 Wednesday, August 22 8:00 am. Rosary 8:30 am. Mass 9:00 am – 9:00 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration Thursday, August 23 8:00 am. Rosary 8:30 am. Mass Friday, August 24 8:00 am. Rosary 8:30 am. Mass Saturday, August 25 4:15 p.m. Mass Sunday, August 26 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time 8:00 am Mass 10:00 am Mass Tuesday, August 28 8:00 am. Rosary 8:30 am. Mass 9:00 am – 9:00 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration Wednesday, August 29 8:00 am. Rosary 8:30 am. Mass 9:00 am – 9:00 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration
St. John Lutheran Church 148 S. Chestnut Street Belle Plaine, MN 56011 Pastor Mark Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org 952-873-6492 Thursday, August 23 2:00 Women’s Bible Study Sunday, August 26 Kaila Ruth Schneider and JerHoly Communion emy Daniel Hage are pleased to 9:00 a.m. Worship annouce their upcoming wedMonday, August 27 ding, September 1, 2012. 8:00 Men’s Bible Study Kaila is the daughter of Sandy Fjelde and Greg Schneider of Zion Lutheran Church & Belle Plaine. Jeremy is the son School of Dan and Doreen Hage of 14745 County Road 153 Mankato. Cologne, MN 55322 Kaila is a 2006 graduate of 952-466-3379 Belle Plaine High School and e-mail: brendathompsonzia 2010 graduate of Minnesota email@example.com State University, Mankato. She Pastor: Eric Zacharias is currently employed as an acWednesday, August 22 countant by Waffle House, Inc., 7 p.m. School Orientation in Norcross, GA. Sunday, August 26 Jeremy is a 2005 graduate of 9 a.m. Worship/C West High School in Mankato and is currently employed by Immanuel United Methodist Lawrenceville Honda-Yamaha Church in Georgia as a parts associate. e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org The wedding will be held out301 Varner St. N., Jordan doors in Mankato at Applewood (952) 492-6035 Restraunt and Banquet Center. Pastor Larry Kasten After the wedding festivities, e-mail lzumc.pastor@frontierthe couple will return home to net.net Lawrenceville, GA. Sundays Worship 10 am
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School Board Brings BPEA Grievance to an End by John Mueller The grievance the Belle Plaine Education Association filed against the school district for eliminating the jobs of two para-professionals has come to different conclusions. One will be back in a similar position and the other has left the district for a similar job with another metro area district. After a closed-door meeting with its attorney lasting nearly an hour, the Belle Plaine School Board recently approved a settlement agreement with Joe Ploetz and a separation agreement with Allison Mereness. Both agreements passed by 4-1 votes, with Director Gary Steinhagen dissenting. Ploetz and Mereness worked the 2011-12 school year as para-professionals in the media centers at Oak Crest and Chatfield elementary schools. Superintendent Kelly Smith said Ploetz would be rehired for a similar position that will be fashioned to avoid future claims he is working as a teacher. The district plans to hire a second media para-fessional. They’ll both report to Peter Jacobson, the district’s media specialist and a licensed teacher. Any teaching involving media work will be left to Jacobson, Smith said.
Mereness has taken a job with another metro area school district. The grievances the Belle Plaine Education Association (BPEA) filed triggered the school board moving to eliminate the two para-professional positions earlier this summer. Two days later, on the advice of its legal counsel, the district eliminated the positions as if Ploetz and Mereness were actually teachers. The concern over their work was originally “brought up to the BPEA by union representing para-professionals. The union contended there was two paras (-professionals) doing what teachers are suppose to be doing, said BPEA President Jerold Stauffacher. “It is about as simple as that,” Stauffacher said. “When this was brought to us, we acted.” Under the settlement agreement with Ploetz, the school district agreed to pay him $6,611 above what he was scheduled to earn during the 2011-12 school year. The agreement, says he will work as a full-time media para-professional as a member of the union representing the Belle Plaine School District’s para-professionals. Ploetz and the BPEA also agreed not to sue the school district.
Le Sueur County Pioneer Power Show This Weekend The Le Sueur County Pioneer Power Association will hold its 39th annual Show this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 2426). The cost for a pass, which is good for all three days, is $7. Children 12 and under are admitted free. The activities will take place at the Le Sueur County Pioneer Power Association Show Grounds, located 13 miles south of Belle Plaine on County Road 26. This year’s featured tractor is the Massey Harris Ferguson line. There will also be the usual collection of tractors and equipment of all makes, models and colors. Many working demonstrations of various old-time farming practices will be conducted, including draft horse power, threshing, corn shredding and shelling, combining, and plowing. In addition to the various field activities, visitors may view hundreds of gas engines on display in the tree-shaded “Gas Engine Alley.” The Halloran Schoolhouse and recently relocated 110-year-old Lexington Church will be open, as well as the Dresselville Creamery Building.
On Friday, the 11th annual Consignment Auction will be conducted. The auction attracts hundreds of bidders each year and a large amount of antique tractors, machinery and other equipment is sold. Saturday’s Antique Tractor Pull, which begins at 2 p.m., is one of the best in the area. It features Antique Factory Stock, Hobby Stock and Antique Open classes. Also Saturday will be the state-sanctioned Kids Pedal Pull at 3 p.m. The Garden Tractor Pull will take place Sunday at 2 p.m. If you are hungry, the Pancake House offers a pancake breakfast on Saturday and Sunday from 7-11 a.m. Home-cooked food is the specialty in the Threshers Kitchen, and numerous other vendors offer various types of food all three days. A parade of antique tractors and other vehicles will take place all three days at 12:30 p.m. There is also a children’s playground and barnyard. Watch for signs directing you to the 100-acre show grounds, located 13 miles south of Belle Plaine, 11 miles west of Montgomery, six miles northwest of Le Center and six miles east of Le Sueur.
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“It is specifically agreed to by the parties that Ploetz shall have no right as a licensed teacher in the school district and no rights to be transferred to or hired for a licensed teaching positions in the school district,” according to the settlement accord. The district’s agreement with Mereness says the district will pay her $12,394 over the $15,565.90 she was scheduled to earn during the 2011-12 school year. The agreement states Mereness and her representatives also promise not to take legal action against the school district or seek additional damages. “Mereness and the union agree that she has no rights to be re-employed in any position by the school district in the future,” the separation agreement states. The agreements both indicate the outcome of the two cases do “not constitute a precedent, nor will it have any effect on the interpretation of the teachers’ and para-professionals collective bargaining agreements or school district policies.” Smith initially said Mereness and Ploetz were both good employees. The district eliminated the two positions because two additional teaching positions were not part of the 2012-13 operating budget.
New Home (continued from page 1) ily wasn’t as fortunate in 1986 when a trailer fire a short distance away killed two family members – Chris’ and Judy’s brothers James, 16, and Charlie, 11. Judy still has scars on her arm and leg from the fire. “No matter what ever happens, we are kind and caring and help people out like they have helped us,” Judy said. “That’s the way we were raised,” agreed Chris. “Mom taught us to help people and now people are helping us. I want to thank them all.”
Yesterday, August 21st, was Poet’s Day. The words poet and poetry can get a response from revulsion to pure delight. Poetry is a sneaky thing though. Our kids find the stories that contains rhymes and the clever use of repetitive sounds to be quite entertaining. They can be fun to read and often the manner in which they are read, can make these stories more entertaining. Clever rhymes can make for snappy and memorable quotes, sayings, or advertising jingles. Many of our songs are simply poems that have been set to music. I have heard the Beatles referred to as “poets of a generation”. I do not know who said that first and my reading found so many references to that phrase, that I suspect that nobody really knows who said it first. If you like poetry, I hope that you make use of our selection in the Scott County Library System. If you are not quite sure about your taste for poetry, here is an opportunity to try again. Things that you did not care for before can take on new meaning over time. For people with young children, I would encourage you to share a few poems with your young readers. Teach them the concept of poems and what makes poetry special. You may unleash some special artistic talent. They might grow up to be poets of our generation. The Adult Book Club that meets here at the Belle Plaine Library on the 4th Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. is looking for new members. This month they are reading “The Burying Place” by Brian Freeman. If you would like to join the club, stop at the library to get a copy of the book. Meeting is on August 23. Library Hours: Saturday, Sunday & Monday: Closed Tuesday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday 1-8 p.m. Thursday 1-8 p.m. Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, August 22, 2012
Gueningsman Memorial Pull Set for Green Isle’s Industrial Park Friday
If horsepower and noise is your thing, Green Isle’s industrial Park is the place to be Friday (Aug. 24) when about 60 teams compete for points and prize money in the inaugural Jeff Gueningsman Memorial Pull. Teams will be competing in eight different classes ranging from two-wheel drive “T-buckets” up to pro- and super-stock semis and tractors. Gates open at 5 p.m. to allow fans to claim a bleacher seat, tour the pit area and check out the competitors and their vehicles. Competition will begin at 7 p.m., said Kipp Trebesch Sr. He and his son, Kipp Jr. are promoting the National Truck Pullers Association (NTPA) event. They are hoping for a crowd of 2,000 fans. The event will also be a fund-raiser for Green Isle and Hamburg firefighters, the Green Isle American Legion and Boy Scouts.
City Council (continued from page 1) along with staff’s recommendation to lease a new sweeper on a five-year term. Accounting for the two no votes were council members Gary Trost and Paul Chard, who indicated they would like staff to present additional options for street sweeping before making a decision. In other business Monday night, the council, following its longest discussion of the meeting, voted unanimously to deny Chris Meyer’s request for an after-the-fact variance to allow a 10- by 12-foot storage shed to remain within the utility easement area at 108 Oakwood Drive. However, the denial of Meyer’s request to keep the shed where it’s at does not mean it will have to be moved. Because there are so many other similar structures located on utility easements throughout town and other requests have come in for more variances, the council Monday called for a public hearing to be held on Sept. 17 on an ordinance amendment that would make it easier for the city to allow private sheds on drainage and utility easement areas, as well as bluff areas, provided that property owners sign an agreement that they will remove the structure if and when the time comes the city needs to utilize the easement. The planning and zoning commission, which recommended that such amendments be put in place, called for its own public hearing on the issue for Sept. 10. If the amendments are approved by the council the following week, it will become easier for Meyer and others in
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He passed away in July of 2011. Gueningsman was 46. His widow, Kay, is expected to compete in the four-wheel drive trucks class, said Kipp Trebesch Sr. Over the years, Gueningsman advanced through the ranks, competing in the modified tractor competition. He won region titles in 2005 and ’07 and moved up to the NTPA’s grand national level. In early 2011, six months before he passed away, Gueningsman took third at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Ken. “You have to be invited to go there,” Trebesch said. “It’s the best of the best.” Tickets for Friday night’s pull are available at the UFC convenience store in Green Isle. Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for children age 10 and under. Kids under 5 are free.
the community to successfully apply for variances to keep the structures in place. *Unanimously approved a request by Chris and Katy Potter for a conditional use permit for a special home permit to allow a hair salon at 968 Mallard Lane. Among the conditions of the approval are that there shall be no employees and all parking needs to be off-street. *Unanimously denied a request by the German Days Committee to conduct charitable gambling at the Red Door Bar downtown. The council had tabled the issue on Aug. 6, citing a need for more information. However, staff reported Monday that the German Days Committee had not yet provided that information. During a public forum earlier in the meeting, Belle Plaine Chamber of Commerce Gambling Manager Tom Meger recommended that the German Days premises permit request be denied. If approved, the Friends of the Library would have kept the pull-tab portion of the charitable gambling at the site and the German Days Committee would have received the remaining portions, including tip-ups, paddlewheels and bingo. However, the council recently passed a change to the ordinance that allows only one entity per premises permit. *Following a presentation by Mark Ruffs of Ehlers and Associates, the city’s financial advisor, the council unanimously approved resolutions providing for the sale of $1,755,000 general obligation improvement bonds and for the sale of $4,650,000 general obligation water revenue bonds to finance construction of the city’s 2012 street reconstruction improvements and refund current water revenue bonds for interest savings, which staff reported will result in a savings of approximately $254,563 over the next 15 years.
*Unanimously authorized the mayor and city administrator to execute an agreement with Great River Energy to utilize the railroad crossing west of the city’s wastewater treatment facility for the construction of several legs of electric line. Great River Energy will be upgrading the service road to handle equipment during the construction of the CAPX2020 power line. As part of the agreement, Great River Energy will pay for balance testing of the wastewater treatment ponds to determine if the construction process damaged the ponds. *Unanimously accepted a donation of $163.64 from the State Bank of Belle Plaine for amenities at the Belle Plaine Community Swimming Pool. The money was earned by employees of the bank working at the Scott County Fair. *Unanimously approved a temporary intoxicating liquor license for the Belle Plaine Chamber of Commerce for the second annual Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway HalfMarathon and 5K races on Oct. 13. The festivities be headquartered at Court Square Park. *Unanimously approved the conveyance of tax-forfeited land in the city for an authorized public use. The parcel is located at the northwest corner of Orchard and Lindsay Lane and serves as part of the city’s stormwater system at Prairie Ridge 4th Addition. The property was originally to be conveyed during the platting process for the development but was not deeded to the city. The city will obtain the property following submittal of the conveyance form and payment of $400.65 in conveyance fees. Due to the Labor Day holiday on Sept. 3, the next regular meeting of the Belle Plaine City Council is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4 in the Belle Plaine Government Center at 218 North Meridian Street downtown.
Trebesch and Gueningsman met over 20 years ago. They both competed in the super stock four-wheel drive class in those days. Trebesch grew up in the Arlington-Green Isle area. Gueningsman was from Winsted. Over the years, the two men developed a rivalry that evolved into a friendship. Trebesch and his son were casket-bearers at Gueningsman’s funeral. The pull in Green Isle’s industrial park just off Highway 25 replaces a tractor pull held annually in New Germany. The landowner there decided he no longer was interested in hosting a pull event. His decision gave the Trebeschs the opportunity to arrange a pull in honor of their friend, Jeff Gueningsman. “We had been talking about putting together a pull before Jeff got sick,” Trebesch said.
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Thirty Years Ago This Week
from Waukesha, Wis., were arrested as suspicious persons in Le Sueur County. They were using an abandoned schoolhouse near Le Center as headquarters. They had over $1,000 in stolen property. Funeral services were held for Richard Chadderdon, 73, a Belle Plaine native. The Tri-County Conservation Day activities were held on the Harrisberger farm in Tyrone Township, two miles southwest of St. Thomas. St. Peter and Paul’s Church was the scene of the marriage of Miss Dorothy Schlingman, daughter of Mrs. Fernie Schlingman of Belle Plaine, to Joseph Simota, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Simota of New Prague. There were several new teachers for the start of the 1982-83 school year at the Belle Plaine A fifth game was needed to decide the best-of-five playoff School District. Included, from left, were Elementary School Principal David Dooley, Randy series between the Belle Plaine Bauer, Carine Walstrom, Jenny Hoffman, Nancy Urheim and David Bakke. and St. Peter baseball teams. An estimated 907 students above the 1981 record. Soy- 1982 season – Eric Johnson, 90 Years Ago were expected to return to Belle bean production was predicted Brent Meyer, Tony Legg, John Plaine public schools on Mon- to hit 2.29 billion bushels, up 1 O’Donoghue, Charles Busch, (1922) Adam Johnson, Dan Lehman, day, Aug. 30 at 8:30 a.m. En- percent from 1979’s record. The bus company was operrollment had dropped slightly. The annual estimate of mu- Dave Harms, Pat Duffy, Jeating three runs each way per rome Murphy, Tom Meyer and The public elementary enroll- nicipal population was released ment was expected to be around that week by the Metropolitan Greg O’Brien. There were five day. The fare to Minneapolis 380, down from 396 the previ- Council and revealed Belle junior letterwinners returning was $1. ous year. There were 527 stu- Plaine had increased from 2,754 – Todd Kahle, Matt Hartman, Geo. J. Stratton bought the dents registered in grades 7-12, to 2,830. The largest population Jeff Fogarty, John O’Brien and corner lot east from Trinity Lutheran Church and started erecdown from 544 in 1981. Trinity increases occurred in Dakota Joe Dvorak. tion of a new home on the site. Lutheran School was expect- and Anoka counties. 60 Years Ago ing 104 students in grades 1-8, “The fishing looks great and Rev. Arthur Chard and his compared to 102 in 1981. Our we expect a good turnout for mother were over from Hast(1952) Lady of the Prairie Catholic the 7 1/2 annual Belle Plaine ings for a visit in the old home School had a projected enroll- River Fishin’ Contest,” stated Belle Plaine public school town. The aged lady had been ment of 90 students, the same Wally Fahey Jr., one of the opened on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at spending the summer with her 8:30 a.m. with 10 new teach- children around the state. as the previous year. contest promoters. The contest It began with a wet spring as was slated for the that coming ers. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Bowler the farmers had a hard time get- Friday and Saturday. A total of The north portion of Le Sueur left on a drive to Chicago, acting into their fields because $1,500 in prizes would be of- County was hit hard by a wind- companied by the latter’s sisthe heavy snowfalls and May fered, with $500 going to the storm that in some parts of Der- ters, Ella and Alma Weiss. rains left the soil with close to first-place winner. The reason it rynane and Lanesburg town- Mrs. John Casey, nee Mary 8 inches of moisture. And then was being called the 7 1/2 an- ships resembled a cyclone. O’Brien, 59, died at her home the early summer proved to be nual was that the seventh annu- Both crops and buildings were in St. Paul. She was a daughter cool, and to top it off, it stopped al had already been held earlier damaged. of Michael O’Brien of AssumpPolio was a top interest story tion and was born in that parraining. Up until that Tuesday, that summer. only about 2.5 inches of rain fell Rochelle Fogarty, daughter of in the news. Six young people ish. in the Belle Plaine area since Mr. and Mrs. Michael Fogarty, around the area were hospitalJune. That was in contrast to left to spend the coming school ized with varying degrees of Mrs. F.D. Browning, nee Nelthe 8 inches that normally falls. year as a Rotary Exchange Stu- the disease, and a Shakopee lie Doherty, of Providence, R.I., woman died after suffering five was back for a visit in her naThe clincher came that week dent in Finland. tive Faxon after an absence of days with bulbar polio. when the government predicted A four-team scrimmage in16 years. that there would be record corn volving the Belle Plaine, Wa- A Carver County man broke Julius Otto started erection of a and soybeans, dropping prices conia, Breck and Howard Lake into Voss Produce and got away bungalow on the northeast corto almost disastrous levels for high school football teams with seven cases of eggs. ner of the former Fahey block. farmers. The U.S. Department would take place that coming Mr. and Mrs. James O’Neill Albert Laabs, 78, pioneer of Agriculture predicted that Saturday in Belle Plaine. The of Henderson celebrated their farmer, died at the home of his the corn harvest would reach Tigers had a dozen returning 35th wedding anniversary. daughter, Mrs. W.F. Latzke. He 8.32 billion bushels, 1 percent senior letterwinners for the A young man and two youths had located in Tyrone Township in 1858. The marriage of Rev. Christian Kock, son of Rev. C.F. Kock of Belle Plaine, and Miss Esther Selfert of Mankato took place in the latter city, the groom’s father being the officiating clergyman. The groom was pastor of Mount Olive Lutheran Church in St. Paul. Ray, 16-year-old son of Walter Siemon, had a close call when he was buried up to his chest in a fall of gravel in the pit on the Wolpern farm. The local council Knights of Columbus purchased the Jos. Neubeiser store building. They let contract in the amount of $6,100 for raising the roof and remodelling the second floor into a lodge hall and to meet the need of the community for a high-ceiling space to stage basketball games. Rev. A.J. Coyle, Jessenland pastor, was making a tour of western Europe and would be back in Jessenland in October. Mrs. Wm. Junn, a former resident of Belle Plaine, died at her home in St. Paul. Her remains were brought to her native parish of St. Thomas for burial. The Belle Plaine all-home team lost to the Northside Stars 7-5. The Northside team included Pearson, Mellgren, Sherlock, Duffy, O’Connell, Shaughnessy, Bristol, Lundberg, Mellgren and Shaughnessy.
120 Years Ago (1892)
Grain was but a half crop and the quality was as poor as could be. After the town was without a bowling alley since 1862 when Joe Benedict burned out, an alley was opened in the basement of the Weibeler building. The school board let the two teaching positions to the lowest bidders, Katie Clark of Belle Plaine ($25 per month) and J.C. Thompson of Ellsworth ($55 a month). Con Casey moved over from Assumption and took charge of the Merchants Hotel he had bought. Maggie Gated and Olga Krentz were opening their millinery store for the fall trade. Belle Plaine had an assessed valuation of $133,820, Jordan of $136,662 and Shakopee $443,136.
Jessenland Irish Festival Sunday
The Oratory of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church is hosting the annual Jessenland Irish Festival Sunday (Aug. 26) on the church grounds. The event begins with a Rosary at 10 a.m. Father Jerry Berger will lead Mass at 10:30 a.m. Following Mass, a chicken/ beef dinner will be served from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Reservations for dinner are required. Call (507) 964-5514 or (507) 248-3506 to make a reserva-
tion. Dinner is $11 for adults and $8 for children. Live Irish music by The Tim Malloys will be from noon to 3 p.m. Other special features include a history program at 2 p.m., silent auction, beer stand, food and refreshments, Irish vendors and a childrens’ play area. The Oratory of St. Thomas is the first Irish settlement in Minnesota. The church dates back to 1870.
Construction Puts Detours Through Cologne Into Place
The three-quarters intersection project at the intersection of highways 212/284 at County Road 53 is requiring drivers making their way through the city to negotiate alternate route during construction. The project will create a threequarters intersection – also known as a R-CUT at the intersection, similar to the configuration at the junction of Highway 169 and County Road 3 in Belle Plaine. Once completed, traffic northbound through Cologne traffic will not be permitted to cross Highway 212 to continue north on Highway 284 or head west on Highway 212. Southbound traffic will be prohibited from crossing 212 to head south on County Road 53 or turn east on 212. A U-turn 750 to 1,000 feet east and west of the intersection will be available for north and southbound motorists. Drivers heading north on Carver County Road 53 toward Waconia will have to turn east on Highway 212 and cross the highway and wind through town to continue north on Highway 284. Motorists that want to head west on Highway 212 will have to use a similar route, but turn back to the south on 284 to continue west on Highway 212. Through the project, which is slated to be completed by Oct. 26, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) encourage motorists to keep an eye out for changes in detour routes during the length of the project. The project has been in the planning stages for months. Mn/ DOT has held several meeting to notify residents and businesses of the proposal. But Mn/DOT announced earlier this month it would begin work Aug. 13. The agency hosted a meeting with businesses the day the project started. Area businesspersons were upset they had no advance warning of the project’s actual start date. They contend several weeks’ advance notice would have given them time to warn customers of the coming proj-
ect and detour routes. The project is intended as a safety improvement. After six fatal crashes since 2001 and two in 2011, engineers for the Minnesota Department of Transportation say the proposed three-quarters intersection at Highway 212 and Highway 284/County Road 53 is critical safety improvement. In Belle Plaine, Mn/DOT said the three-quarters intersection of Highway 169 and County Road 3 saw 55 crashes of varying severities in 2005, ’06 and ’07. After the installation of a three-quarters intersection, Mn/ DOT said the intersection was the site of seven crashes in both 2009 and ’10.
Scott-Carver Master Gardeners Plant Sale Aug. 25 Perennials grace our yard and garden year after year with their unique foliage and color. Recommendations from the University of Minnesota Extension call for most perennials to be divided about every three years. Late summer and fall planting of these divisions allows four to six weeks before the ground freezes for the plant roots to be established. This is particularly important in our northern climate. Scott-Carver Master Gardeners will be hosting a sale on divisions from their own yards and gardens. The sale will allow you to purchase perennials, shrubs, fall bulbs, ornamental grasses, rhizomes, select annuals, books and other items at very reasonable prices. If you need advice, Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your questions. Come check out our great deals on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Chaska Commons in the Rainbow parking lot. The address is 200 Pioneer Trail, Chaska. Master Gardener is a program of the University of Minnesota Extension.
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Union Hill St. Johnâ€™s Catholic Church Father Dave Barrett and Deacon Bob Wagner Sunday Mass 10 a.m. Mass Servers: Sarah and Morgan Pint, Lacy Walerius and Alex Brezina. Wednesday Mass at 4:30 p.m., Confessions at 5 p.m. ***** Father Dave has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome. Fatherâ€™s family has created a caring bridge site: http://wwwcaring bridge.org/ visit/frdavebarrett. We pray for Fatherâ€™s speedy recovery. Evan Huebl, a 2012 high school graduate and member of our parish, announced on Sunday that he will enter the Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary in Winona on August 23. He asked us to keep him in our prayers throughout his next eight years. Vic and Jean Ruhland recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Family and friends gathered at Tartan Park Club near Lake Elmo Saturday, Aug. 11, for Mass followed by a social and luncheon. The recording of â€œO Beautiful Motherâ€? was part of the celebration. The recording of the Union Hill Choir took place 50 years ago at Vic and Jeanâ€™s wedding at St. Peter and
Paul Church in Mankato on Aug. 11, 1962. Congratulations to Vic and Jean. Dan, Audrey, Andy, Nick and Katelyn Zurn and canine family camped last week at Kesslerâ€™s campground in Waseca. On Friday evening, Jeff and Sue Weiers and Joe, Flavian and Edna Weiers and Chloe joined them to celebrate Nickâ€™s 19th birthday. Jeanette made the delicious birthday cake. Marty and Farrell Weiers of Kansas received the sad news Tuesday of the death of Farrellâ€™s mom, Darlene Schaff of Scottsbluff, NE. She had not been ill and passed away in her sleep. Marty and Farrell and family left for Scottsbluff Wednesday to join her dad, Clint, and his family. The funeral was on Saturday. Aaron Seurer was honored for his birthday Sunday with a party at his home. His brothers and sisters and friends attended. He was at a camp with friends and leaders last week for five days. Humor Corner: Beligerent daughter: â€œIâ€™m 18 now. Iâ€™m going to run away from home.â€? Mom: â€œYouâ€™re 18 now, you can go.â€? Daughter: â€œOh, then Iâ€™ll stay.â€?
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enlist his help with technology. She attended the tech boot camp class on exploring new educational Web sites. â€œItâ€™s a good first step,â€? Allison Jacobson said. â€œI know what Iâ€™m doing as an English teacher, but I donâ€™t know how to find it (on the Web).â€? Superintendent Kelly Smith sees the inclusion of iPads into the classroom in a similar way teachers may have viewed the Don Mitchell returned to Henderson to do the honors of Humarrival of the VCR or DVD mingbird Banding. player several years ago. â€œItâ€™s just a new tool,â€? he said. Alison Jacobson isnâ€™t the only person whoâ€™s a little hesitant Nature lovers from all over Workshops, lectures, garden regarding the influx of tech- the state and beyond converged tours, childrenâ€™s activities and nology. School Board Director on Henderson during the Hum- vendors provided entertainMike Ludvik, one of the two mingbird Hurrah last weekend. ment for all with the banding who voted against the $200,000 Saturday, August 18, saw re- of the hummingbirds drawing investment, wants to see the cord crowds as the weekend the largest crowds. Jim Gilbert, expenditure pay off. Ludvik got off to a great start, drawing of WCCO fame, summed it up supports using technology to visitors from as far away as Al- for us during one of his speakenhance learning. berta, Canada, Illinois, Geor- ing engagements: â€œThere are â€œAny time we spend monies, gia, Iowa, Wisconsin and North 8.8 million living things, of that there should be an expectation Dakota, to name a few. 9,700 are birds, 650 birds are in of an end result. As an elected Hurrah founder, Dolores Ha- North America, 430 have been official representing the publicâ€™s gen, was pleased with the â€œab- seen in Minnesota, 312 come interest when we as the board solutely stellar weekend, for every year â€”240 nest here, 100 approve a large investment of the weather and the birds. The stay year-round, 20 come to money in any area I hope the hummingbirds loved it and put backyard feeders, but only one publicâ€™s investment produce on quite the show.â€? can fly backwards.â€? fruit,â€? Ludvik said. â€œIn other (Photo by Karen Swenson) words, I hope the technology creates a better learning opportunity for our students and are well used by them (value). The displays of the use of the technologies potential is very high (impressive), I am just hopeful to see what kind of results it Tech-Savvy Apples says, â€œThese books will deliver to the students daibring content to life in ways the ly learning. I hope to see great The Sibley County Sheriffâ€™s ings in rural sections of the results with the investment.â€? Office is offering a $200 reward county from Gaylord to Faxon printed page never could.â€? Jacobson believes todayâ€™s stu- Ludvik expects the technol- for information leading to the Township. dents, far more tech-savvy than ogy, along with the districtâ€™s arrest of the person(s) responsi- The damage includes facilities their older siblings and parents, implementation of professional ble for several cases of vandal- spray-painted with racial slurs, will find new positive ways to learning communities and the ism/criminal damage to prop- vulgar obscenities and swastikas. use the iPad. Jacobsonâ€™s wife, expansion of response to in- erty cases across the county. Allison, a high school English tervention (RtI) programs will Beginning Aug. 15, the sher- Anyone with information on teacher, gave students the op- result in more engaged students iffâ€™s office has received approx- these crimes should call the imately 10 reports of vandalism sheriffâ€™s office at 1-888-880tion of making a video using an and improved test scores. Apple app for the iPad rather â€œWe spent last winter work- to road signs and public build- 4567. PROOF TIME 7/27/2012 than writing a research paper. ing on developing measur- CUSTOMER: AC NELSEN RV WORLD able means of success and imShe was pleased with the creWalk-n-Talk Story REP ID: STVI Tour at Seven LAST RUN: 07/27/12 ativity her students displayed. provement with our strategic planning sessions we held in DESIGNER SIZE: CUSTOMER: ACFarm NELSENin RVHarrita WORLDPlaine PROOF TIME 7/27/2012 Belle Farm Aug.10:22:20 301.78X4AM The iPads can even be synched he said. â€œIt is early, with SMART Boards, allowing Mankato,â€? 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All are welcome. as a tool for taking online sur5:30-7:30 p.m. and will be held Seven Story Farm is located at veys to gauge student readiness rain or shine. 22285 Delaware Avenue in rufor upcoming exams. Pick up, delivery & sales Seven Story Farm is a small, ral Belle Plaine. From Highway While many teachers have diversified farm owned and 169 in Belle Plaine, turn east embraced iPads and the move- Scott County Public Health operated by Henderson Ind Heidi Morlock (right) onto the County Road SAVE MONEY AND TIME! ment toward technology, oth- offers immunization clinics on and family. Attendees of the 64 exit. At the T-intersection 2x3 time toMonday sit in a laundromat? your washer ers remain a bit leery.NoPeter afternoons Isfrom 1-5 farm tour walk-n-talk will have with County Road 59/Delaware Jacobson need look notoo further p.m. at items? 792 Canterbury small for large Bring us yourRoad laundry,much to see and learn. On the Avenue, take a left (north). Sevthan his wife for hesitation the South, Suite A160, Shakopee. comforters and sleeping bags. We have separateagenda will be a discussion and en Story Farm is the third place technology will ultimately keep No clinics are held on legal viewing of the farmâ€™s pasture on the right (east). Look for the washers for your personal laundry and use students more engaged, en- holidays. The clinic serves un- poultry and pasture pork pro- wind generator. Carpooling is natural and organic soaps. hance learning and ultimately, insured children and adults, duction, as well as rotational encouraged. the district hopes, demonstrate Large savings overindividuals the price ofwho disposable and those have grazing of cattle and sheep. For more information, contact its value with improveddiapers test while out-of-pocket expenses for vacprotecting the environment. Attendees will also be able to Jill Sackett, UMN Extension/ scores. cines. see the farmâ€™s wetland, decora- Rural Advantage at 507-238â€œI get nervous about anything Kim Roehler â€˘ 609Vaccines Main Street, Henderson available include 5449 or email@example.com. that is new,â€? Allison Jacobson those required for day care, 952-356-6389 â€˘ firstname.lastname@example.org said. â€œI want to know how to use Head Start or school enrollit, but when things are changing ment, and other age-appropriso fast, itâ€™s hard to know.â€? ate recommended vaccines. When Peter Jacobsonâ€™s class- Flu vaccine is still available. room was across the hall from Call 952-496-8552 to make an Now In Shakopee Now In Shakopee Allisonâ€™s, sheâ€™d periodically appointment. Oldest RV Dealer courses designed to help them gain a better understanding of the new technology â€“ primarily the iPads â€“ so they can help their students make the best possible use of it. The new electronic tools will be in use in the elementary and secondary buildings from day one this year. â€œThese will help kids learn,â€? said Peter Jacobson, the districtâ€™s K-12 media specialist. Working in concert with the districtâ€™s upgraded wireless system -- a $280,000 investment â€“ the lightweight devices will assist students with research as well as enhanced graphics. A student in a science class will be able to look up the parts of an insect in 3D rather than just see what is on a flat page. â€œThis is more energizing than just a textbook,â€? Jacobson said. With Appleâ€™s catalog of apps intended to complement the iPad, enhance learning and maintain product use, programs like iBooks Author is a free application that will allow students to create their own books and presentation. Apple markets iBooks Author as â€œan amazing new app that allows anyone to create beautiful multi-touch textbooks â€” and just about any other kind of book â€” for iPad.â€? 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St. Thomas Masses will be celebrated at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Le Sueur on Saturday, August 25 at 5 p.m. and on Sunday, Aug. 26 at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The next Mass at St. Thomas Catholic Church will be celebrated on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 5 p.m. The 6 a.m. Masses will continue at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Henderson on all Sundays until further notice. Jenna Retka of the Friends Camp of Eden Prairie and Jason Retka of Minneapolis spent a long weekend with their parents, Chuck and Marie Retka. Jeff and Megan Boelter had their new baby girl, Evie Beth, baptized at the Catholic Church in Arlington on Sunday, Aug. 12. Ron and Carolyn Burns, Evie's grandparents, and all the members of the Burns family were present, for such a happy event. Relatives from here attended the wedding of Amanda Hoehn, daughter of DuWayne and Barb Hoehn of Waseca, and Joseph DeList Jr. on Saturday, Aug.
4 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Waseca. A reception followed for many guests attending along with a dance that all enjoyed. The Burns family reunion was held on Saturday, Aug. 18 at the Union Square Park in Belle Plaine, hosted by the Kathleen Fogarty family. A good crowd was present. It was a great day weather wise and everyone was happy to be there and each family was represented by someone from their family. Many pictures and stories were shared, ending in a big laugh. Jessica Warsamer, daughter of John Edw. Fogarty, and her two daughters, Khadra and Qummen, are here from Gabon, Africa visiting relatives. Jessica works for the U.S. Embassy in Africa, was here visiting relatives on her vacation, will be returning September 10. Mary Elizabeth Phillips of Cold Springs and her daughter, Beth Phillips of Massachusetts, who is here visiting her mother, will be returning soon. While here, they attended the family reunion also. The Annual Veterans Picnic was held on Sunday, Aug. 19 at the Picnic Pavilion for all the soldiers who are at the Veterans Home there. Ronald O'Brien, who has served in the U.S. Army for 12 years, is among the veterans. Mary Grace O'Brien, Mary Devine, Arlene and Pat Finn of Eden Prairie joined Ron for the picnic dinner and Belle Plaine entertainment.
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remaining $7.50 due to the DNR LOCATION: District Center, at a later date) LOCATION: Belle Rm. 202 INSTRUCTOR: Ashton Pankonin, Edward Jones Financial Plaine Vets Club Advisor COST: FREE Introductory instructional leagues ZUMBA!! AEROBICS for boys in grades 3-6 designed JUST ONCE GUITAR to work on the fundamentals of Zumba, itâ€™s the hottest aerobic FOR BUSY PEOPLE football in a fun and safe game. fitness craze, thatâ€™s all about Players will learn team work, dancing, party-style, to exhilarating Have you ever wanted to learn the along with the basic skills of music. A Zumba class is a full hour guitar but simply find it difficult blocking, passing, receiving and of continuous dancing to Latin and to find the time? In just a few ball carrying. Late registration may international social-dance music. hours you can learn enough about not be accepted due to equipment It provides a high level of aerobic playing the guitar to give you needs. 5th & 6th Grade DATES: exercise and is structured according years of musical enjoyment, and Tuesdays & Thursdays, August to the same principles as interval you wonâ€™t have to take private 21â€“Sept.6 Practices at Chatfield training, alternating between fast lessons to do it. This crash course Elem. Rec Fields Saturdays, and slow musical selections. But will teach you some basic chords September 8â€“Oct. 13 League unlike most fitness classes, Zumba and get you playing along with Play, HS Athletic Complex. involves virtually no talking. your favorite songs right away. League play will include some Youâ€™re having so much fun dancing Bring your acoustic guitar. DATE: local travel. 3rd & 4th Grade around that you donâ€™t realize Wednesday, Sept. 26 TIME: 6:30â€“ DATES: Saturdays, Sept. 8â€“Oct. youâ€™re exercising. Come join the 9:30pm LOCATION: BPHS, Choir 13 Practice at Chatfield Elem. Rec party. SESSION 1: Tuesdays, Sept. Room AGES: 13 years and older Fields INSTRUCTORS: 5th & 6th 11-Oct. 16 SESSION 2: Tuesdays, COST: $49.00 (includes workbook Grade-Volunteer Parents COST: Oct. 30-Dec 18 TIME: 7-8pm & practice DVD) $50.00 DEADLINE: July 13 LOCATION: Oak Crest, Gym R.I.P.P.E.D. INSTRUCTOR: Kris Ann Kraus Youth Fair COST: Session 1: $25.00 Session The One Stop Body Shockâ„˘ is Belle Plaine Community Youth 2: $35.00 a â€œPlateau Proof Fitness Formulaâ€? Fair on August 23 from 6:30-8:30 that helps you to create continuity, BEGINNER DOG p.m. at Oak Crest Elementary. consistency and challenge in OBEDIENCE Learn how your child can get and every R.I.P.P.E.D. class. involved in sports, arts and other Dogs with obedience training make each total body, high intensity after-school programs. Cotton better family members. Learn basic This program, utilizing free Candy, Snow Cones, Popcorn, obedience like: heeling on leash, style resistance and body Crazy Hair, Lollipop the Clown, sit, down and stay. Also included is weights, masterfully combines balloons & face painting. a little rally obedience. A six-foot weight, components of R.I.P.P.E.D.Everything is free and families leather or cotton leash and training the -- Resistance, Intervals, Power, are welcome! collar are required. 1st Grade and Plyometrics and Endurance as the Girls Volleyball up, but must be able to handle the workout portion along with diet dog. Dogs must be a minimum of suggestions to help you attain and This program will introduce 12 weeks old. Advanced Dogs are maintain your physique in ways young athletes to the game of welcome to attend the beginner that are fun, safe, doable and volleyball. The primary emphasis class for individual training. extremely effective. The deliberate will be placed on teaching the Please bring proof of vaccinations. combination of the R.I.P.P.E.D. most basic individual volleyball THIS CLASS IS OFFERED IN elements and how they are precisely skills and rules. Sportsmanship LESUEUR DATES: Mondays, organized in the R.I.P.P.E.D. class and team skills will also be Sept. 24 (no dogs), Oct. 1-Nov. format provide the basis for the emphasized to begin developing 12 (NO CLASS Monday, Oct. 29) One Stop Body Shock System, well-rounded players. A t-shirt TIME: 7-8pm LOCATION: Park by stimulating both, different will be included for all those who Elementary, Small Gym COST: energy systems and muscles in participate. This program will be $45.00/dog each workout segment, changing under the direction of Community the focus and activities every 6 TAE KWON DO Services, HS Coaches, players to 9 minutes. Along with driving, and/or adult volunteers. DATES: This is the Korean martial art of motivating music, participants Saturdays, Sept. 8â€“Oct. 13 TIME: Tae Kwon Do. Students will learn jam through R.I.P.P.E.D. with 3rd/4th Grade: 9â€“10am 5th & 6th self defense, self control, history, smiles, determination and strength. Grade: Travel Schedule, Possible sparring and techniques needed No boredom here, for all levels, mid-week practice LOCATION: to test in the beginning level of R.I.P.P.E.D. is effective, itâ€™s tough BPHS, South Gym COST: $30.00 Tae Kwon Do. Advanced students yet doable; R.I.P.P.E.D. will will continue on at their own pace. absolutely challenge your levels YOUTH Hunter Students attending class in BP of fitness and endurance! All you SAFETY CLASS are also welcome to train at other need to provide is hand weights Students will obtain a better Kroells Karate Club locations at (under 10 lbs) or a resistance band. understanding of their obligation no additional cost. SESSION 1: SESSION 1: Thursdays, Sept. 13to the resources, the landowner, Wednesdays, Sept. 19â€“Oct. 24 Oct. 18 SESSION 2: Thursdays, other hunters, non-hunters and SESSION 2: Wednesdays, Nov. 7â€“ Nov. 1-Dec. 13 (No class Nov. to themselves. The Department Dec. 19 (No Class Nov. 21) TIME: 22) TIME: 7-8pm LOCATION: of Natural Resources is 6:30â€“7:30pm AGES: 5 years old Session 1: BPHS (North or South responsible for formulating and up LOCATION: Chatfield Gym) Session 2: Oak Crest, Gym the course of instruction and Elem., Activity Room COST: INSTRUCTOR: Kris Ann Kraus INSTRUCTOR: COST: $25.00 designating â€œcompetent persons $36.00/session or organizations to give such Linda Kroells INSTRUCTOR: PLYMOUTH instructionâ€?. Parents must Ruth Schwartz (16 years of PLAYHOUSE/CHURCH complete the registration/ experience) permission form at the first class. BASEMENT LADIES Flag Football K-2 Parents are encouraged to attend â€œA Mighty Fortress Is Our all classes. Students MUST attend This program will officially Basementâ€? all classes. Minnesota law specifies begin Saturday, Sept. 8 under the that any person born on or after direction of Community Services, Itâ€™s 1960 and Beverly gets her first January 1, 1980 applying for a parent volunteers, High School pair of high heels for confirmation; MN Hunting License must show players and coaches. Games will be Pastor announces his impending proof of successfully completing played Saturday mornings on the nuptials; Mrs. Snustad and Mrs. a firearms safety training course Chatfield Elementary Recreation Gilmerson plan a food booth at provided by the DNR. Students fields. Dates: Saturdays, Sept. the County Fair to raise money; must be 12 years old by the 8-Oct. 13 Time: 10-11:30am and Mrs. Engelson embarks on upcoming fall deer hunting season Age: K-2nd Grade Location: a spontaneous driving lesson. (November 3). This program is Chatfield Elem. Rec. Fields Cost: Through it all these â€œbulwarks sponsored by the Belle Plaine $25 (includes t-shirt) never failingâ€? stand strong in their Sportsmanâ€™s Club, Belle Plaine faith and in their friendships. With FAMILY MATTERS Vets Club, and the Belle Plaine more crazy antics, more great new Rotary. PRE-REGISTRATION IS WITH LONG-TERM songs, and more lessons reluctantly REQUIRED!!! Students MUST learned, the Church Basement CARE SEMINAR Attend All Dates!!! DATES: Ladies are at it again in their new Classroom â€“ August 28, 30, Sept. This seminar discusses funding musical comedy, A MIGHTY 4, 6 Shootâ€“Sept. 8 Test â€“ Sept. options for long-term care and FORTRESS (Is Our Basement)! 10 TIME: 6â€“8:30pm COST: how long-term care insurance DATE: Thursday, Sept. 27 TIME: $15.00 ($7.50 due first class to can help preserve assets. 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Kids Company is a program for elementary age school children offered before and after school and during the summer months at Chatfield Elementary School. The program is designed to meet the needs of parents who work earlier or later than regular school hours. Kids Company provides a safe, supervised recreational and enriching play environment for children, kindergarten through sixth grade. The staff, program and facilities create a warm and secure environment for channeling the childâ€™s energies and meeting individual needs. Activities include arts and crafts, reading, nature activities, sports, games, relaxing, movies, field trips, special events and more. NOT OPEN holiday break and spring break. For more information call Doreen at 8732415 ext. 3 Hours: 6am-6pm Summer; 6am-8:20am School days; 3pm-6pm School days; Fees:One-time registration fee of $25.00, $3.50 per hour Check out the new Fall Community Education Brochure for numerous youth enrichment activities and many sports camps/leagues.
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The Belle Plaine High School team will open the 2012 season with a nonconference game against New Ulm 7 p.m. next Thursday (Aug. 30) at the Belle Plaine Athletic Complex. TriCity United will visit Belle Plaine for the Minnesota River Conference opener on Sept. 7. A preview of this yearâ€™s BPHS football team will appear in next Wednesdayâ€™s Herald. 2012 BPHS Football Schedule Aug. 30 vs. New Ulm Sept. 7 vs. Tri-City United Sept. 14 at Watertown-Mayer Sept. 21 vs. Sibley East Sept. 28 at Jordan Oct. 5 vs. Mayer Lutheran Oct. 12 at LS-H Oct. 17 at NYA Oct. 23 Start Section Tourney Nov. 9 Start State Tourney
Cross Country Teams to Open at Mankato East The Belle Plaine High School boysâ€™ and girlsâ€™ cross country teams will begin the competitive portion of the 2012 season with a meet at Mankato East next Tuesday. More on this yearâ€™s team will appear in next Wednesdayâ€™s Herald. 2012 BPHS Boysâ€™ and Girlsâ€™ Cross Country Schedule Aug. 28 at Mankato East Sept. 6 at Mont. Golf Course Sept. 11 at NYA (Baylor) Sept. 18 at Waconia (Crown) Sept. 22 at Apple Valley Sept. 25 at New Prague Sept. 29 at Willmar Oct. 2 at LS-H Oct. 11 MRC Meet at Friendship Park NYA Oct. 25 Section Meet at Battle Creek Nov. 3 State Meet at St. Olaf
Tee It Up for the Task Force Golf Invite Sept. 7
By Dr. Kelly Smith
With the first day of school just under two weeks away, activity is picking up around all of our school buildings, but in particular at the JH-SH school as activity practices are in full swing. Once again we have had a great turnout for all of our programs with outstanding numbers for cross country, football, tennis and volleyball. Teams have already begun having scrimmages against other schools and official contests are not too far behind. Varsity tennis begins competition this Thursday with a meet at Chaska in the morning. The cross country boys and girls teams host their annual pre-season scrimmage with MN River Conference opponents at the Ney Center on Monday afternoon. Volleyball opens their season with a big match against rival LeSueur-Henderson on Tuesday at LeSueur and our football team opens the season at home next Thursday night against the New Ulm Eagles at 7 p.m. at the Athletic Complex. Good luck to all of our teams as you begin the fall season! Teacher and staff workshops are also just around the corner with new teachers on site this Friday for a workshop day and then all staff reporting for workshops beginning on Monday. Workshop week continues through Thursday and culminates with Open Houses at our two elementary school buildings. Chatfield Elementary will host parents and students on Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and Oak Crest Elementary will host parents and students from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. In addition to the elementary open houses, there is an open house/orientation for new 7th and 8th grade students at the JH-SH building on Wednesday, August 29 beginning at 5:30 p.m. All parents and students will assemble in the south gym to begin the eveningâ€™s activities with a presentation from VJ Smith, a motivational speaker who will also address our district staff during the day. Mr. Smith has been a professional speaker for more than a decade and is also a published author. He honed his speaking skills through his membership in Toastmasterâ€™s International and twice was a finalist in that organizationâ€™s â€œWorld Championship of Public Speaking.â€? Drawing on a lifetime of experiences, Smith peppers his talks with anecdotes and personal stories to illustrate key points. He feels he is better equipped to be a story teller. Members of the public are invited to hear his inspirational message as well on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the South Gym of the high school. On Tuesday, September 4, our doors will open once again to the young people of our community as another school year begins. Teacher assignments have been mailed out to elementary students and families and school bus route information has been mailed out as well. If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact your appropriate school building or the school district transportation provider, Stier Transportation. I am excited about the start of another school year and know that it is going to be another great year for students, staff and families at the Belle Plaine Schools! As always, if you have any questions about school matters, please feel free to call me at 873-2400 or check our website at www.belleplaine.k12.mn.us. Go Tigers!
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The Scott County Meth Task Force invites you to participate in the sixth annual Tee It Up for the Task Force Golf Classic fund-raiser on Sept. 7 at Stonebrooke Golf Club. There will be an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. This year, the Task Force is focusing its efforts on battling the rising popularity of heroin usage. Money raised from this event will go directly to creating new tactics and programs to curb the use of this dangerous and harmful drug. A hole-in-one contest and a $1 million shoot out are among the many features of this fundraiser. Many other prizes and opportunities will be available. To register, visit www.stonebrooke.com/events and click on the Task Force tab. For more information, call the Scott County Meth Task Force at 952-496-8416.
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