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Students and staff at Kids Company, a before- and after-school childcare program offered by Belle Plaine Schools, created decorations for vacant downtown storefronts. The group includes (back row, from left) Dorothy Saulsbury, Paul Woestehof, Ricky Ledesma, Michael Bruner, Wyatt Vossen, Devan Rupp, artist Brianna Kruschke, (front row, from left) Kaelyn Reinwand, Taylor Mehrkens, Lauren Staples, Jessica Petersen and (not pictured) Braysen Knoblauch.

EDA, School District Bringing Life to Vacant Downtown Storefronts

Unlike those with motorized tools for moving snow, Katarina McCluskey spent much of Sunday morning clearing 9 inches of fluffy snow from the sidewalk in front and alongside of her house at the corner of Cedar and Main streets in Belle Plaine by hand. Frigid temperatures and more snow is expected this winter, virtually guaranteeing a white Christmas.

A White Christmas A Certainty A brown landscape was turned white with a 9-inch snowfall in Belle Plaine and the surrounding area this past weekend, and with below-freezing temperatures forecast for the next 12 days, a white Christmas is almost a certainty. In fact, Belle Plaine and the rest of the Twin Cities region will struggle to make it out of single-digit highs or even above zero this week. No above-freezing days are in the forecast until just after Christmas. Many overnight lows until then will be just above or well below zero. There could be a slight warm-up the middle of next week but not the kind that will melt much snow, more of which could fall late this week. In 116 years of snow depth measurements in the Twin Cities, a white Christmas happens about 72 percent of the time. From 1899 to 2015, there have been 34 years with either a “zero” or a “trace.” The last time the Twin Cities has seen a brown Christmas was last year. and the year before that. The deepest snow cover on Dec. 25 was in 1983 with a hefty 20 inches. It was also a very cold Christmas in 1983, with a high temperature of 1

above zero. It was not the coldest Christmas Day in the Twin Cities. That dubious award goes to 1996 with a “high” temperature of 9 below zero. The warmest Christmas Day was 51 degrees in 1922. One of the more bizarre weather conditions on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day happened in 1982. Heavy rains accompanied by thunder and lightning hit this area after dusk on the 24th and continued into the early-morning hours of the 25th. The rain changed over to a slushy mess of snow later in the morning of the 25th. Driving in the heavy slush was difficult and Belle Plaine Public Works Superintendent Pat Fogarty spent much of Christmas Day plowing the streets. Officially, 1982 was a brown Christmas since the snow depth was measured at 6 a.m. and the change-over occurred after that. Christmas 2007 was the snowiest Christmas Day since 1950. Nearly 3 1/2 inches of very fluffy snow fell at Twin Cities International Airport, making a very picturesque scene. Has there ever been a snowstorm on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day in the Twin

Holy Family Christmas Silent Auction and Bake Sale Sunday Holy Family Academy in Belle Plaine will hold its annual Christmas Silent Auction and Bake Sale 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18 at the Belle Plaine Performing Arts Center located in the Belle Plaine District Cen-

ter. The Silent Auction starts at 5:30 p.m. Christmas music will be provided by Holy Family Academy students. The public is invited. Admission and refreshments are free.

Cities? It may depend on what you mean by “snowstorm.” The heaviest snowfall on Christmas Eve was 5.2 inches of snow in 2009. Another 2.0 inches of snow fell on Christmas Day 2009. To find the next significant snowfall, one has to go back in time to 1950 when 5.9 inches of snow fell. The biggest snowstorm was in 1945 when 11.3 inches fell in downtown Minneapolis on Dec. 24-25. The Twin Cities was partially paralyzed as streets and sidewalks were blocked by huge drifts and walking was very difficult. The streetcar system continued to run, albeit a bit tardy. Minneapolis street department employees used every piece of equipment available to clear the streets for Christmas.

choirs, the Our Lady of the Prairie choir, as well as Christmas favorites for all to sing. This concert is a fund-raiser, with all proceeds to benefit the Our Lady of the Prairie Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) and Catholic School Program. The Fund-raiser is sponsored by Catholic United

upbeat visual appearance to the area, said Cynthia Smith Strack, Belle Plaine’s director of Community Development. Using artwork created by Brianna Kruschke and students at Kids Company, a Community Education before and after school childcare program, a seasonal display was placed in the storefront window. Smith Strack said the vacant or under-utilized spaces in downtown buildings could be used short term for displays from people operating home-based businesses or seasonal items for sale over a limited period

of time. Smith Strack said the EDA wants to hear from building owners or entrepreneurs interested in working together to take advantage of vacant or under-utilized space downtown. Chelsea Hutchison, the district’s communications director, said the initiative is one of several the city and school district are considering. Other possible ideas involve using students’ talents in city parks via involvement with Belle Plaine Community Education. “We’ve been working to be as collaborative as we can with the city,” Hutchison said.

Home Decorating Contest You can sign up now to enter the Belle Plaine Rotary Club’s annual Holiday Home Lighting Contest. Judging will take place Dec. 16 or 17 and winners will be announced in the Herald on Dec. 21, including photographs of the top decorated homes. Prizes will also be awarded, for which the Rotary is seeking contributions from local business and organizations. To have your home placed on the list for judging, call or text Diane Skelley at 952-2122834.

OLP Christmas Concert Friday Our Lady of the Prairie Catholic Church will hold its annual Sing, O Heavens Christmas Concert on Friday, Dec. 16. The Youth Prelude begins at 6:30 p.m. and the Concert at 7:00. Come and bring your families to start off the Christmas season by enjoying adult and youth ensembles, youth

Working to bring some life to vacant downtown storefronts, the Belle Plaine Economic Development Authority and Belle Plaine Community Development are working together. The EDA and Community Education began a collaborative “storefront activation” project this week at the former Volleyball Products International building on the 100 block of West Main Street. The building has sat vacant for several years. It is one of as many as four under-utilized or vacant buildings downtown where students talents could offer a more

Belle Plaine’s Tony Kornder (center), an employee for Genesis Growing Solutions in Le Sueur was chosen as Operator of the Year during the 2016 Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) Conference & Expo in Orlando, Fla. Mark Mohr (left), and David Webster (right), of AGCO Corporation presented Kornder with the grand prize of a new Harley-Davidson® motorcycle.

Belle Plaine Man Wins AGCO National Operator Honor Tony Kornder Enjoys His Work in Great Outdoors

Financial and will receive a matching grant of up to $1000. Following the concert, a wine and dessert reception will be held in the parish hall. Concert and reception admission are a There are people who enjoy freewill donation. We look for- the corner office, the comfortward to an evening of entertain- able chair behind a big desk. ment and celebration with our Tony Kornder isn’t one of community!

them. The Belle Plaine farmer can’t imagine a job where he’s not out in what he calls, “the great outdoors.” Kornder has been working for Genesis Growing Solutions and its predecessor, the Belle Plaine Coop, full-time since 1998. He started with the company the previous year as a part-timer. Kornder, whose about to turn 40, was recently named AGCO’s 11th Annual Operator

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Holiday Band Concert Belle Plaine Junior-Senior High School band students performed a holiday concert Monday evening (Dec. 12) in the school’s North Gym. The concert included performances by the seventh, eighth, 8-12th grade bands and the high school band. They played a variety of traditional and contemporary holiday pieces. Band Director Kevin Robinson presented students awards for their performances since the start of school year.

Pictured standing in front of the Wolf Ridge Welcome sign this fall are, from left, Logan Krant, Martha Steinhagen, Jackson Kirchner, Ethan Schultz, and Cortney Hennes.

Belle Plaine Students Recount Experiences at Wolf Ridge

Flutists in the 8-12th grade band (from left) Tatum Ackerman, Annenka Sterk and Makayla O’Laughlin performed during “Sleigh Ride.�

Santa Makes a Stop in Downtown Belle Plaine Six-year-old Jeremiah Orcutt and his sister, Kyla, 3, braved cold temperatures to visit with Santa Claus at the Santa House at the corner of Main and Meridian streets in downtown Belle Plaine Friday evening (Dec. 10). Santa Claus will be back at the Santa House Friday (Dec. 16), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Henderson Home Destroyed by Fire Diane and Bruce Gruetzmacher’s house at 311 Seventh Street S. in Henderson was destroyed by fire Monday. The fire was reported around 9:45 a.m. It reportedly started in the rear of the house and spread. Firefighters from Arlington and Le Sueur assisted fighting the blaze. The Gruetzmachers were not at home at the time of the fire. Four cats in the house perished in the blaze.

by Kami Miller, Sixth Grade Teacher At 5:00 a.m. on October 24, 2016, Oak Crest Elementary’s Wolf Ridge staff called the first students on their phone tree lists, making sure they were up and ready to head up to Finland MN, where Belle Plaine’s 43rd annual field trip took place. Every sixth-grader did their part successfully by continuing to make wake-up calls. By 6:30 a.m., the Oak Crest Commons Area was flooded with 113 eager students. Along with them were 38 volunteer chaperones, 12 Oak Crest current and former staff members, and all of the many parents who waved their children farewell for the week. As students ate their breakfasts on the bus, they were heard chatting with each other about the many new opportunities and challenges to come. One student shared, “I am way too scared to do the Ropes Course because of the zip-line! I’ll never be able to do it.� That student did it. Many fears were squashed, even more new friends were made, and Belle Plaine sixth graders realized new potentials within themselves that they never knew existed. Alyana Lindahl, Evelyn Kreft, Paul Stoterau and Aiden Tuchtenhagen are four Oak Crest sixth graders who wrote incredible short stories for our community, as a way to detail their impactful experiences at Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center this year: Ropes and Rockwall Adventure by Alyana Lindahl My name is Aly and I am proud to tell you about two major adventures I had while up at Wolf Ridge this October! Adventure Ropes was a daring class that all students were encouraged to participate in – whether we were afraid of heights or not. We went high up in the air with multiple different obstacles ahead. Usually, classmates and chaperones would tell rope walkers not to look down, but often times, students had to in order to communicate with their required ground partners.

Desi Tolrud explored the Adventure Ropes Course at Wolf Ridge Environment Learning Center. Ground partners helped us get emotions ranging from fearthrough the Adventure Ropes ful and tearful, to joyful and by telling information, such proud. as if we could move differ- Many other memorable moent pieces of our safety equip- ments came from the Rock ment from one spot to the next. Wall class, which offered chalFor example, in order to walk lenges of trust and upper body across the high beam, we need- strength. I happened to climb ed to unclip the carabiner at- the wall with the goat at the top tached to the ropes we just fin- of it, which is the hardest wall. ished, and reattach them to the Before we climbed, we had to high beam’s safety ropes. This pick a word that best representwas challenging, and our safety ed our challenge. I chose the depended on being responsible word risk because it all came and communicating properly down to trusting the person who with our ground partners. was holding me on a rope many Once we got through the main feet above the ground. I ended obstacles, which were approxi- up meeting my goal and kissing mately 30 feet up in the air, we the beautiful stuffed goat that were rewarded with the zip-line stood at the peak of the hardest experience! Just before tak- rock wall! ing the leap off the platform to Ojibwe Heritage by Aiden fly through the sky, most of us Tuchtenhagen looked down and regretted get- In Ojibwe Heritage class, I ting so far and getting to that learned how to make a fire usscary point. When we stepped ing flint and steel. Wyatt Boroff the platform, it first felt very spooky, but then it felt AMAZWolf Ridge ING. Overall, the Adventure (continued on page 4) Ropes course caused many

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Pictured, from left, are Paul Woestehoff, Ciara Harcourt and Neesa Neumann. They are on the Superior View Hike playing Charades. They were acting like waves on a sea.


James L. Malz James L. Malz, 42, of Belle Plaine Township, passed away Monday, December 12, 2016 at his home in rural Belle Plaine. Full obituary will appear in next week’s Belle Plaine Herald.

Gerald J. Guertin Gerald J. Guertin, 85, of Le Sueur, formerly of Belle Plaine, passed away on December 5, 2016 at the Minnesota Valley Health Care Facility. Services will be private.

James F. “Jimâ€? Brown Sr. James F. “Jimâ€? Brown Sr., 76, of rural Waconia passed away on Wednesday December 7, 2016 at his home. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, December 14 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Community (41 E. First St.) in Waconia with Father Martin Shallbetter as celebrant of the Mass. Visitation was Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia and one hour prior to the Mass at church. Interment will be in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Sibley County. Jim was born on February 1, 1940 in Waconia the son of John and Mary (Jansen) Brown. He was baptized and conďŹ rmed

at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waconia. He attended St. Joseph’s grade school and graduated from Waconia High School the class of 1959. On February 3, 1962 Jim was united in marriage to Sharon Fahey at St. John’s Catholic Church in Sibley County. Jim was a longtime sod producer and farmer in Carver County. Jim was a lifetime member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. He was a great sportsman; hunting, ďŹ shing and trapshooting were his passions. Jim loved his family and was a generous husband, father, grandfather and friend. Jim is preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Brown; brothers, Jerome and Clarence Brown; brothers-in-law, Lloyd Laumann and William Regan; father-in-law and mother-inlaw, Joe and Blanche Fahey. Jim is survived by his loving family: wife, Sharon; children, Patricia (Gary) Werning of Carver, Sandra Read of Glencoe, Judy (Jeff) Winship of Chaska, Donna Brown Fort (Brian) of Sidney, Nebraska, James L. (Ali) Brown of Waconia, Angela (Daniel) DofďŹ ng of Stillwater, Michael (Marie) Brown of Eden Prairie, Shelly Brown of Waconia; grandchildren, Natalie (Kevin) Blakney, Holly Werning, Danielle Werning, Mitchell Read, Ashley (Matt) Dols, Shelby Read, Brooke (Christopher) Gitzel, Faith Winship, Kendall Winship, Kaleb Winship, Juliah Fort, Evan Fort, Alexah Fort, Ethan Brown, Owen Brown, Donovan DofďŹ ng, Cameron DofďŹ ng, Landon DofďŹ ng, Vienna DofďŹ ng, Ava DofďŹ ng, Madalynn Brown, Mason Brown, Maggie Brown, Preston Graf, Anikah Graf; brother, Edward (Shirley) Brown of Aitkin; sisters, Florence Regan of St. Paul, Jean Laumann of Waconia; sisters-in-law and brothersin-law, Karen Brown of Waconia, Marilyn (Jim) Witt of Belle Plaine, Janel (Ned) Garber of Shakopee, Joe (Linda) Fahey of Belle Plaine, Terry (Mary) Fahey of New Prague, Tim (Rita) Fahey of Norwood Young America, Jim (Linda) Fahey of Hutchinson; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Casket Bearers will be grandchildren, Mitchell Read, Ethan Brown, Evan Fort, Donovan DofďŹ ng, Kaleb Winship and Ashley Dols. In lieu of owers, memorials preferred.

Area Separated, Divorce Support Meetings The next area Separated and Divorce Support Group meetings will take place Tuesdays, Jan. 3 and 17 from 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Wenceslaus Church (lower level), 215 East Main Street in New Prague. Come and experience good

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St. John Lutheran Church 148 S. Chestnut Street Belle Plaine, MN 56011 Pastor Mark Johnson Pastor Sarah Timian sjlc@frontiernet.net 952-873-6492 Wednesday, December 14 1:30 Connect Class 4:30 Youth Choir 5:30 Pizza 6:00 Confirmation/Connect 6:30 Worship Choir 7:00 With Ease & Grace Thursday, December 15 6:30 Church Council Saturday, December 17 7:00 Weight Watchers 12 p.m. Holiday Party 6:00 p.m. Worship Sunday, December 18 8 & 10:30 Worship 9:30 pre-k Christmas Program 10:30 2-4 grade Christmas Program Monday, December 19 8:00 Men’s Bible Study 6:30 Boy Scouts Tuesday, December 20 1:00 Quilting Wednesday, December 21 4:30 Youth Choir 6:00 No Connect, Small Groups/Confirmation Meet 6:30 Worship Choir 7:00 With Ease & Grace

Holy Family Academy & Chapel Traditional Latin Mass 10679 182nd St., Belle Plaine, MN 56011 (952) 873-2582 or 873-6613 (coord.) Fr. Stephen Reid Sundays 2:15 p.m. Confessions 2:40 p.m. Rosary / 3 p.m. Mass Academy Mass - call for times West Union Lutheran Church 15820 Market Ave. Cologne, MN 55315 Church: 952-466-5678 westunion1@juno.com Pastor: Richard Braun Wednesday, December 14 6:30 p.m. Confirmation 7:30 p.m. Choir Saturday, December 17 7:30 a.m.Men’s Group 9 a.m. Dress Rehearsal 9 a.m. Youth Group Baking Sunday, December 18 9 a.m. Christmas Program 10 a.m. Smorgasbord A: Carter Kienholz 10 a.m. Youth Group Sweets Sale Monday, December 19 10 a.m. Newsletter articles due Wednesday, December 21 6:30 p.m. Confirmation 7:30 p.m. Choir First Presbyterian Church 219 W. Main Street, Belle Plaine 952-873-2966 www.fpcbelleplaine.org fpcbelleplaine@frontiernet. net Sunday, December 18th Fourth Sunday in Advent 9:00 am Worship Service St. Joseph Catholic Church 213 South 6th Street Henderson, MN 56044 507-248-3550 Saturdays: 5 p.m. Mass Sundays: 8 a.m. Mass & St. John-Assumption Parish 26523 200th Street Belle Plaine, MN 56011 Father Sam 507-248-3550 Sundays: 10 a.m. Mass

Oratory of St. Thomas the Apostle - Jessenland Father Sam Perez 507-248-3550 Thursdays: Mass at 5 p.m.

Redeemer Lutheran Church 14226 W. 280th Street, Henderson, Pr. Diane Goulson 507-665-2932 On Highway 19, 2 miles East of Highway 169 Wednesday, Dec. 14th 6:30 pm Confirmation Sunday, Dec. 18th Fourth Sunday of Advent 8:30 am Sunday School Adult Ed & Teen Times: Faith & News 9:30 am Worship: Pr. Susan Engholm presiding. Noon MIA – Luther Artwork Tuesday, Dec. 20th 10:30 am Text Study Wednesday, Dec. 21st 6:30 pm Confirmation

River Rock Church Sunday Worship Service, Children’s Church & Nursery at Chatfield Elem. School, 330 S. Market St. / PO Box 184 Belle Plaine, MN 56011 riverrockchurch.com (952) 873-5453 email: staff@riverrockchurch.com Lead Pastor Rev. Chris Teien Associate Pastor Dan Jetto (*Please call for small groups locations) *330 S. Market St. **124 W. Main St. Wednesday, Nov 30 6:30pm Kids Adventure Club* 6:30pm Jr. High Youth Group* 7:00pm Sr High Youth Group** Saturday, Dec 3 8:00am Prayer Meeting** 10am Beatitudes Bible study @ Jordan Sunday, Dec 4 9:40am Coffee, Food and Fellowship Time 10am Worship Service*

Our Lady of The Prairie Catholic Church - Belle Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church Plaine 500 West Church Street Fr. Brian Lynch Belle Plaine, MN 56011 952-873-6564 952-873-6545 Wednesday, December 14 Pastor Timothy Redfield 8:00 am Rosary www.trinitybelleplaine.org 8:30 am Mass Wednesday, December 14 9:00 am – 11:00 pm Eucharistic 10:15 a.m. Children’s Christmas Adoration Service at The Lutheran Home 5:30 p.m. Advent SupperZion Lutheran Church & Various Families School 7 p.m. Advent Worship Service 14745 County Road 153 (Usher Team 5) Cologne, MN 55322 Thursday, December 15 952-466-3379 6 p.m. Confirmation Class e-mail: leahjanzenzion@ Friday, December 16 gmail.com 5:30 p.m. Basketball Games at Pastor: Eric Zacharias Mt. Olive (B Teams Only) Wednesday, 14th 7 p.m. Men’s Choir at 5:30 PM | Confirmation Kingsway Thursday, 15th Saturday, December 17 Basketball @ Hamburg 6:00 PM | Community Kids 9 a.m. Children’s Christmas Rehearsal Christmas Party Sunday, December 18 Friday, 16th 8 a.m. Bible Study 8:10 AM | Chapel Christmas Caroling around 9 a.m. Worship Service with Communion (Usher Team: 6/ town Video: Meuleners/Comm. Sunday, 18th Team: 4) 9:30 AM | Service Sunday School During Sermon 10 a.m. Coffee Hour-TLCWM 10:30 a.m. Adult Bible Study, Tuesday, 20th 7:30 PM | Evangelism Meeting Sunday School 11:45 a.m. Boy Pioneers Wednesday, 21st 4 p.m. Children’s Christmas 5:30 PM | Confirmation Service Monday, December 19 St. Paul’s United 11 a.m. Children’s Christmas Church of Christ 111 S. 6th Street, Henderson Service at Kingsway 7 p.m. Mass Choir Practice Pastor-Deb Meyer Tuesday, December 20 507-248-3594 (Office) 1p.m. Trinity Knotters Sundays 7 p.m. Council Meeting 9:30 Worship time Wednesday, December 21 B.P. Fire Department 5:30 p.m. Advent Supper - Boy Relief Association Pioneers p.m. Christmas Song 52 CLUB RAFFLE 7:00 Service Service (Usher Team Winner - $100 1)

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SCHS Gets $63,000 Grant The Scott County Historical Society has been awarded a Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage (Legacy) grant of $63,000 to conduct a partial inventory of the LeRoy Lebens photograph collection. Background: Leroy Lebens was born and raised in Shakopee, working as a professional photographer from the 1950s until his death in 1991. In 1960, Lebens and his wife Loretta opened a commercial photography studio in their home and quickly became known for their scenes of Scott County and the Minnesota River Valley, as well as their formal portraits. After Loretta Lebens passed away in 2013, the couple’s children donated approximately 40,000 prints, negatives, slides and film rolls to the SCHS.

Since acquiring the Lebens collection, the SCHS has catalogued slightly less than 200 prints; the remaining objects are unorganized. To carry out this project, the SCHS will hire two full-time temporary curatorial assistants to organize, identify and inventory part of the collection. They will number and rehouse each kept object; conduct research as needed to identify images; enter information, including the accession number, object ID number, object name, inventory date, and short description for each into PastPerfect (the database used by SCHS); and scan/photograph each one. This project has been financed in part with funds provided by the state from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.

Belle Plaine Library 125 W Main St 952-873-6767 website: www.scottlib.org Library Hours: *New* Tuesday & Friday 10 am-5 pm Wednesday & Thursday 1 pm-8 pm Saturday 10 am - 2 pm **All Scott County Libraries will be closed December 24th, 25th and 26th for Christmas. They will also be closed January 1st and 2nd for New Year’s Day. SPECIAL EVENTS Santa Visit Saturday 12/10 and Saturday 12/17 from 12 pm to 2 pm: Come visit Santa and get your picture taken. All pictures will be emailed to you, so you can print and share how you would like. 12/19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Smalltown Eclectic and MELSA presents “Loud at the Library� Open Mic and Art Night Special guest The Belle Plaine High School Chamber Singers. They will join us to sing some holiday songs. Come join us at the library for another great open mic and art night. Enjoy local musical talents, local art display and refreshments. We encourage artists of all ages to sign up to perform and/or display their art. Please come 15 minutes early to sign up for mic time and to setup art displays. CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS Early Literacy Story Time began September 16. They will be every Friday from 10:30-11 a.m. 12/16 ELC Learning Fun 1/6 ELC Cooking Fun 1/13 ECFE Dinosaurs 1/20 ELC Winter 1/27 ECFE Pets The Scott County Sheriff’s snowmobile rider with little or 2/3 ELC Snow Day 2/10 ECFE Valentine’s Day Office is hosting a youth snow- no experience in snowmobile 2/17 ELC Dog Sled Racing and Idimobile training Dec. 17-18 operation. tarod for children, ages 11-15. The Students obtain and study the 3/3 ELC Families snowmobiles will be provided. safety information on the inter- 3/10 ECFE MN Authors Participants are asked not to active online course at their own 3/17 ELC Muddy March 3/24 ECFE Springtime pace in the comfort of their own 3/21 ELC Construction bring their own snowmobiles. Children will be responsible home under the guidance of a 4/7 ECFE Puddles and Ducks for bringing the appropriate parent or guardian. Depending 4/14 ELC Weather clothing depending on weather on the youth’s age and experi- 4/21 ECFE Mystery Books as well as a snowmobile helmet. ence, the online course should 4/28 ELC Fish Storytime Saturdays: Join us one Prior to attending this training, take approximately two to four Saturday a month from 10:30-11 for children are responsible for par- hours to complete. storytime and crafts. 12/17 from 10:30 Once they complete the on- am to 11 am Jan Brett Theme ticipating in online training. Information on the online line course, students print out 1/21 from 10:30 am to 11 am Mo Wiltraining can be found by visit- a youth follow-up voucher and lems Theme 2/25 from 10:30 am to 11 am Dr. Seuss ing this Web site: http://dnr. register for a one day snowmo- Theme state.mn.us/safety/vehicle/ bile safety class in their area. 3/18 from 10:30 am to 11 am David The one-day class includes Shannon Theme snowmobile/index.html Children will not be allowed classroom review of priority 4/15 from 10:30 am to 11 am Margie to participate in the classroom safety information and a per- Palatini Theme NEW ON THE SHELF Easy Readreview/performance test unless formance driving course. A fee ers: Dany and the Dinosaur Too Tall they have first completed the of up to $5 may be collected by by Syd Hoff Unmasking the Science of youth snowmobile safety on- the instructor for any fees they Superpowers! by Jordan D. Brown Sofia incur to conduct the class. Each the First Welcome to Royal Prep Dory’s line course. student will also pay an on-line Story by Bill Scollon Yo-Kai Are Real! Prior to attending the class,

     

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resen and I were the only ones in my group who successfully made a fire, but everyone in the group was able to make sparks. There were lots of other activities that we could do like pounding strips of wood off of wet Black Ash logs, stomping dry wild rice with Indian shoes, and making tea and wild rice and then eating it at the end of class. Kids who were pounding on the Black Ash logs were trying to get strips of wood off of the wet log, so they could try to weave a basket out of them. It was fun because people were going as fast as possible to get as much of a basket done in the short amount of time that we had for that class. The classes were about 2 1/2 hours. Kids who were stomping on the wild rice with Indian shoes were trying to get the shells off of the wild rice, so they could get it inside. (Stomping on the wild rice got tiring after a while.) Kids who were boiling the raspberry tea and then cooking wild rice had to stir it over the fire. It was very cool to see! When they were done cooking and boiling the food, everybody went into the tipi to taste the wild rice and raspberry tea. More kids thought that the wild rice tasted good than bad, but almost everyone wished they didn’t try the raspberry tea. Ojibwe Heritage was the best class ever. I definitely recommend this class to next year’s students. The Starry Night by Paul Stoterau One warm and beautiful night, my group was outside the Science room looking at signs on the trails to know which way to go when we hiked up Marshall Mountain. I was on Marshall Mountain seeing a beautiful sight, and it was so beautiful seeing the night sky. We could see millions and millions of bright little stars in the sky as we stared in awe at the beautiful and starry night. From the view that we were at, we saw five to six shooting stars, the Milky Way, the Goat Guy and his three goats, the Big Dipper, the North Star, the Three Sisters and the Northern Lights. When we saw the Northern Lights it looked like fog, but then what looked like fog started to turn green! Everyone in my group couldn’t believe it, not even Mrs. Mollenhauer, our group leader! She said it was the first time she saw the Northern Lights when on top of Marshall Mountain. Then we put wintergreen Lifesavers in our mouths and did a big chomp, and our partners could see little sparks in our mouths. We then got glow sticks and someone’s split open, which was a fun memory. When we went down the mountain, I stayed by Ms. Miller because she didn’t have a flashlight, but I did. We both had to watch out for tree stumps, tree roots and giant steps from rock to rock on the way down. I couldn’t believe I was just 1,405 feet off of the flat ground. Before I went up I thought I would never see that amazing site, but I’m now glad I signed up for that class. This is the most amazing story I have of up North at Wolf Ridge. I will always remember it until the day I die. Behind the Scenes at Wolf Ridge by Evelyn Kreft in Mr. Hartmann’s Homeroom You already know there were some pretty amazing classes during the day at Wolf Ridge, but what did we do when we weren’t in classes? We would wake up to a splendid morning. (Luckily for us, it only rained once the entire trip!) Each of our dorm rooms had six to eight students in them. After waking and getting ready for the day, we would make the small hike to the Dining Hall for breakfast. Soon after, we went to our morning class and when we got back, we would play in front of our dorm building. You need it now more than ever

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(continued from page 2) periencing many new adventures in the great outdoors of Northern Minnesota. Now that we are back at school, students are heard sharing their E.L.C. memories with each other and their teachers. I will wrap up this article with some fun and famous Wolf Ridge quotes: “The funniest thing I experienced was the Night Hike with Mr. Werner. I laughed the entire time.� - Brianna Swenson “I really liked the bus ride up because it was relaxing and we got to watch a movie.� - Dominic Davis “Trying to catch creatures during Lake Study class was my best Wolf Ridge experience.� Emmett Gerres “I loved all of E.L.C. I wish I could do it all over again, and I can’t put into words how thankful I am to have gotten the privilege of going!� - Laila Shutes “I really enjoyed journaling at night. It’s nice to have a keepsake of this amazing trip. Plus, the snacks were great, too!� Ava Reed “I recommend the Birds class to next year’s group because it’s awesome to get a chance to feed the birds.� - Sam Pudwill “My best experience at Wolf Ridge was Rock Climbing class because I got to the top three times in a row!� - Matayah Buck “My favorite class was Adventure Ropes because I overcame another one of my fears (and cried a little bit), but it was still so fun! Being able to be with so many of my friends doing things we have never done before was also one of the best parts. I wish we could go again!� - Logan Krant.

Activities included volleyball, football, soccer and simply socializing. Next, we would head to lunch, which was more fun than you might think. Something funny that happened at lunch was when some students put sour cream on their pumpkin pie, mistaking it for whip cream – GROSS! After lunch we would play outside for a few more minutes and then gather for our midday meeting. In these meetings, we would talk about who received mail, which brings up another fond memory. At Wolf Ridge, there is a rule that if you get mail, you have to sing in front of everyone before you can open it. One day an adult put a few male chaperones’ names in, so they had to sing to the whole grade. It was pretty hilarious! The rest of the day consisted of supper, another meeting and an evening class. When we got back we would have a delectable snack while chatting with friends. Then we would go do our journaling and then get ready for bed. We found fun things to do as we waited our turns for the shower each night. Playing cards, drawing, reading and chatting with friends were fun activities to pass the time. Every dorm room tried to quiet down first in order to earn dorm points. Whoever had the most points would be the first in line at McDonald’s on the way home. Soon, we would fall asleep thinking of our exciting next day to come.

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Area Teens Injured in Rollover Crash Two area teenagers suffered minor injuries when the truck they were riding in rolled off the roadway a few miles southwest of Green Isle Friday (Dec. 9) morning. The single-vehicle crash occurred at 11:30 a.m. Katelyn Zwart, 16, of Arlington was driving a 1997 Ford Ranger when she lost control near the intersection of 200th Street and 391st Avenue in Green Isle Township. The truck rolled over

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St. Thomas were given a farewell party by their neighbors on the eve of their moving to Henderson. Two Carver County creameries were robbed that week. At Bongards, thieves made away with $715 worth of butter and $10 in cash. At the Carver creamery, 20 tubs of butter valued at $500 were taken. The remains of Bernard Leo Savage, 20, were brought here for funeral services at Sacred Heart Church. He was the son of John Savage of Anoka, who had left this community years ago. The state board declared Scott County a modified accredited tuberculosis-free area. John Bongarts, a former resident of Dahlgren Township, Carver County, was run down and killed by an automobile in Ogilvie. Arthur Leibbrand took a trip to Lisbon, N.D., to visit his uncle.

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Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, First, in this 2016 Advent Season I want to recognize JD’s for allowing the city to put up the Nativity scene on his property facing Main Street, where all who celebrate, and worship the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ may see and enjoy it. I don’t quite bleed red, white and blue, but those who know me, know that I am fiercely loyal to this wonderful nation of ours and generally at least one piece of my attire is dedicated to this country or the military. I am proud of the four years I served in the Navy in spite of the fact that it has cost me dearly in my health, and I’d willingly do it again. I served those years to protect this country and all it stands for, and I served to protect the rights of all of it’s citizens. While I didn’t make a career of it myself, I thank and support those who have, and those who have served and are serving in the U. S. Military today, in whatever capacity. I continue to believe that all U.S. citizens absolutely have the right to those rights given to them in the Declaration of Independence. Among those rights are the freedom of religion, freedom of speech and press, freedom to assemble peaceably, the right to keep and bear arms, and the right to be secure in their own homes. That being said, it grieves me terribly to see what has happened to our nation where the rights of the few have taken precedence over the many. Our great nation was founded with religion as it’s foundation, as shown on our currency, in the opening prayers of congress or the inauguration of her president and so many other things and places evident in our daily life. Yet the religious views (or lack thereof) of the few allow this foundation to be attacked on a daily basis, and as such the displays of the Nativity or of crosses must be removed from unused Federal, state, county or city lands that the public paid for and pays to maintain. By Presi-

dential proclamation Christian chapels in government facilities must have the altar and crosses draped to keep from offending the Muslim population. Paid dissenters or zealots feel they have the “right” to disrespect the rights of Christian burial for those very military men and women who have fought and given their lives for the rights of these dissenters to free speech. Dissenters and paid instigators who, according to news reports up to 56 percent did not find it worth their time to cast a vote in the last election, feel they have the “right” to disrupt the lives of anyone and everyone they come in contact with in their protest marches and sit-ins. In communities where black lives have been taken by police, dissenters and the paid instigators who have infiltrated their protests, demand it as their “right” to hear and view all evidence before any investigation has hardly begun, much less been completed. If their demands are not met, the protests often erupt into violence and looting and, once again, the disruption of the lives of people who have nothing to do with the situation. I don’t know what the answer is, but something needs to be done to reestablish the basic freedoms of the country. I don’t know if President-elect Trump is the answer or not, but rather than continue on the path of “good old boys” in the government and partisan politics that has stalemated our country for the last dozen years or so, I think it’s high time to put our full attention to returning the focus of our nation to the basics that have driven it for the last 200 years. It’s time to remind our congressmen and women that they were elected, not to line their pockets and vote along political lines, but to be our representatives and to do the will of the people that elected them. Please take a few moments to write, call, email or text your representatives this week and let them know how you feel. Thomas Bartholomew

Brownie Scouts of Troop 87 in Belle Plaine showed off the presents they bought to donate to needy children in Scott County. The girls earned $60 by using coupon books and doing chores 120 Years Ago around their homes and used the money to buy Christmas gifts for less fortunate boys and girls. The Brownies kneeling, from left, are Angela Mellgren, Nicole Gerdes, Kjerstin Thar(1896) aldson, Rachel Kiewel and Laura Longhenry. Standing from left, are Katie Schuneman, San- A sad accident occurred dy Anderly, Wendy Buesgens, Jill Carney, Erica Huls, Jodene Pieper, Shanna Turek, Jenny at West Union when Victor Schoenbauer, Susan Anderly and Katie Wening. Sandquist, 23, lost his life while handling a rifle that he thought wasn’t loaded. Belle Plaine merchants were to haul to the post office. 60 Years Ago reporting a busy holiday shopHuber Bros. meat market got Christmas tree exercises were ping season here. Jim Steffen (1956) in a whole carload of beef quar- announced for both Lutheran of Steffen Hardware said a va- Carl S. Hallgren, longtime ters and sold them all in two churches and the Presbyterian church. riety of things were selling, es- leader of the West Union com- days, a total of 115 quarters. pecially Christmas tree lights. munity, died at his home at the Pat Moriarty and daughter Cordwood prices were going Generic brand Pound Puppies age of 58. moved to town and took occu- up. Good maple was commandwere also good sellers as were A turnout of more than a thou- pancy of the residence he had ing from $3.75 to $4.00; oak tool boxes. At the Sears store, sand persons was the remark- bought. He sold his farm to his was $2.75 to $3.00. Soft wood VCRs and portable television could not find much of a market able response to the Christmas nephew, Maurice Moriarty. sets were very popular, accordparty invitation from Bill and After four months in the hos- even at $1.75 a cord. ing to owners Alice and Wayne Bob at B & B Equipment. pital in St. Paul for treatment The Belle Plaine School Board Mediger. For kids, robots called finally responded to the deComputrons were popular, as Frank Albrecht, one of Belle of injuries suffered in an au- mand of the public and issued Plaine’s best known citizens, tomobile accident, Mrs. Joe well as slumber bags and bed a call for votes on bonds for a tents. Elaine Lange at Coast to was critically ill at St. Mary’s Maus was able to return home new building. The board was Coast said Transformers and Hospital, Rochester, after suf- for Christmas. very conservative, holding the Dorothy Logelin left for St. proposed issue to $7,500. Pound Puppies were good sell- fering a stoke at his home. Thirty-one entries were re- Louis, Mo., to engage in the ers. ceived in Belle Plaine’s first practice of her nursing profes- The Christmas poultry market Nonunion city employees in was considered very lively with Belle Plaine would receive al- Christmas lighting contest. sion. lots of marketings. Chickens Winners would be selected the Elmer Mesenbring was finding brought 5 and 6 cents, ducks most $10,000 in salary increasgood service from his sleigh- and geese 8 cents and turkeys es in 1987. The largest raise ap- following week. proved by the city council was Jerome Huber, 19, son of mobile. It was more of a sleigh 10 cents. given to the new city adminis- Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Huber of than an auto, but a regulation trator, Tony Hallman. He start- Montgomery, suffered a heart motor propelled the vehicle. ed working for the city in June attack and died. His mother Walter Lough, St. Lawrence ruat an annual salary of $23,500. was the former Louise Soller of ral mail carrier, bought a snowmobile for use on his route. On a split vote, his salary was Belle Plaine. raised by $3,000 to $26,500. The visit by Santa Claus to Sibley County women were Police Chief Steve Rost was Belle Plaine was one of the interested in the placing of a given a $1,500 increase, from most successful with 900 chil- memorial tablet on the site of $24,500 to $26,000. Public dren receiving a bag of good- a log schoolhouse in section Join Three Rivers Park Dis- Creek Village. nae Williams. Enter through the Works Supervisor Pat Foga- ies. The number of tiny tots 17, Jessenland, where the first trict on Friday, Dec. 16, from West Entrance. Dress for the Greet costumed residents as rty had his salary go up from who met Santa was about 600, marriage in Sibley County took 5-8:30 p.m., at The Landingthey share holiday traditions, weather and an evening stroll. $25,000 to $26,000. the largest number ever here, place on Sept. 16, 1855 of Mary Minnesota River Heritage Park, watch the Christmas Pageant The cost is $8 for ages 18-64 Shakopee, and take a candlelit in the Town Hall at 6:30 p.m., and $5 for ages 2-17 and 65+. Annie Balk and Roxanne and about 300 children up to 12 Hayes and Michael Bray. Pieper, chairman and secre- years old met him as they filed Mr. and Mrs. Mich Wegge of stroll through the 1800s Eagle and enjoy music by pianist Re- Children under 2 are free. The tary, respectively, of the Early out of the school auditorium aflast admission is at 7:30 p.m. Childhood Family Education ter the program. (ECFE) Advisory Council, Mrs. Margaret Jackson, who were in attendance at that Mon- lived most of her life in Belle day night’s Belle Plaine School Plaine, died at the Lutheran Board meeting to talk about home in Mankato at the age of the program. ECFE had been 77. in existence for 2 1/2 years. Gently falling snow and the Linda Good was the coordina- rush of Christmas shoppers tor of the program, which was gave Belle Plaine a real holidesigned to strengthen families, day atmosphere. Soft strains of family education and child de- Christmas carols from speakvelopment through preschool ers at Hahn’s and Hagerman’s education. filled the air, lending an addiCarl A. Johnson, age 78, of tional holiday touch. Belle Plaine, passed away Dec. Harold Wolpern of Johnson 12 at Queen of Peace Hospital Implement, formerly Wolpern in New Prague. Mr. Johnson and Kerkow Implement, was was born in Hendricks, Lincoln the new president of the Belle County. He married Mildred Plaine Commercial Club. Other Schoell at Sts. Peter and Paul’s officers were Gene Hayes first Catholic Church in Belle Plaine vice president, Maynard Harms on June 19, 1934. He was an second vice president, Edward oil jobber for Mobil, Shell and F. Smith secretary and Emil Conoco stations in Belle Plaine, Ashauer treasurer. and was a member of the AmerMrs. August Bohnsack, 69, ican Legion and Belle Plaine Lanesburg matron well known Commercial Club, of which he to many in the Belle Plaine was a former president. He was area, died at the home of her also a former member of the daughter, Mrs. Clemens Tietz Belle Plaine School Board. in Lanesburg. Santa greeted over 600 youngThe marriage of Harold J. sters following a free movie in Solheid, son of Mrs. Margaret the junior high auditorium that Solheid and the late Peter P. Saturday afternoon. Each of Solheid of the Union Hill comthe children received a bag of munity, and Mrs. Rose Ann candy, peanuts and fruit as they Sirek, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. left the school. Math T. Sirek, took place at the The Belle Plaine High School Veseli Catholic church. boys’ basketball team dropped Ralph Sullivan, Derrynane a 52-45 decision to defendTownship youth, was following state champion Le Sueur. ing in the footsteps of his father Devoted to Personable Professional Eye Care for the Entire Family Matt Lenz had 11 points and when he exhibited a champion eight rebounds for the Tigers, lamb at the junior livestock while teammate Kevin JeurisDifficult & Specialty Contact Lens Fittings show. It was 34 years ago that sen finished with 13 points. (Even for those with a history of struggling to use contacts!) his father, Ray Sullivan, exhibBrad Narveson was the highited a grand champion lamb at point man for the Giants with the same show. 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VFW Auxiliary News

The Belle Plaine VFW Auxiliary has had a busy fall. We have made several donations to our annual programs and some new ones such as giving a monetary donation to make activity bags for the children waiting for the arrival of their parents from overseas. We donating a basket to District Ways and Means, donating lap robes to several Veterans both in Belle Plaine and at the Hastings Home. Our chairmen have been active with Americanism, VOD and Patriots Pen Essay contests in our local schools. Our local winners will present their speeches this Thursday night at the VFW Post and Auxiliary meetings. Our local Girl Scouts will also be present to tell us about their trip to Savannah Georgia this summer. These girls have worked hard to raise monies for their trip in many ways, including selling desserts and helping us at the Vets Club during steak fries and other functions. We also retired 368 American flags in October. Remember you can bring your worn and tattered flags to the Vets Club for us to retire for you. There is a box in front of the club to deposit them in. So a busy time has been had at the club. We hope to see you there this Thursday at 7 p.m. for our regular meeting and to hear the kids’ essays. Merry Christmas to all of you from all of us!

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St. Thomas by: Loni Graham Father James Burns will celebrate our next mass here at St. Thomas at 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 24. Father Andrew Stueve celebrates mass at St. Anne’s in Le Sueur on Saturdays at 5:15 p.m., and Sundays at 8 and 10:30 a.m. The Christmas schedule is: Christmas Eve – 4 p.m. & 11 p.m., Christmas Day – 9 a.m.; New Year’s Eve -- 5:15 p.m.; New Year’s Day at 8 & 10:30 a.m. Mary Schumacher Sheridan of Kilkenny passed away December 12. Mary is the daughter of “Norb and Nell” Sullivan Schumacher who are among our dearly departed here at St. Thomas. Mary, her parents and siblings, Teresa, Vincent and Gene lived at our old St. Thomas home place, southwest of St. Thomas, when they were young before our Dad bought the farm. Mary was my uncle, Eugene Pexa’s, date for Montgomery’s senior prom in 1942. Mary was a wonderful lady, like her folks, kind and comfortable to be with. Rest in peace, Mary. (More in her obit.)

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Leo Joseph Hoehn, 22, of by: Edna Weiers Waseca, died peacefully on Sunday, December 11, 2016, St. John’s Catholic Church surrounded by his loving fam- St. Scholastica Church ily at Sanford Medical Center Father Dave and Deacon Bob in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Saturday Mass at 8:15 p.m. at following a tragic accident on St. John’s Friday, December 9. Through this difficult time, Leo contin- Servers: Samantha & Julia ued to show his unconditional Kubes love by donating his organs Sunday Mass at 8 a.m. at St. to those in desperate need. Scholastica “One could never meet a more Servers: Steven & Megan humble, gentle, a kinder soul Odenthal than Leo.” Our sympathy to his Sunday Mass, 10 a.m. at St. folks, Ed and Sally and his sibJohn’s lings, Samantha, Andee, Jackie, John and Simon. Leo is two Servers: Danielle, Brenna & generations from St. Thomas Samantha Solheid and Teagen Lambrecht on our Burns branch. Hattie Tuck made “Student Wednesday Mass 5 p.m. at St. of the Week”! She is a happy, John’s, confessions to follow cheerful student that makes at 5:30 p.m. class a better place. She is The Legion and Veterans and very conscientious student and does her best work all the time. Hattie, along with her sister Caroline Tuck, and Emily Sullivan all made the “A” honor roll this time. St. Thomas has some mighty smart girls growing up here. This is about the time Dad used to call and say, ”Cold Strait Smiles Family Dentistry enough for ye?” Have a warm is among hundreds of dentists across the state who are joining one, folks. together to provide free dental care as participants in “Give Kids a Smile Day” on Friday, Feb. 3. This program is part of a larger campaign organized nationwide by the American Dental munication Disorders), Jac- Association. quelyn L. Kerkow-Dohmen (MSW, Social Work), Everett Contact Strait Smiles FamD. Kruschke (BS, Psychology) ily Dentistry at 952-873-6380 and Abby L. Luskey (BS, Psy- if your organization knows of

their spouses enjoyed their annual Christmas party Friday evening with much beer and wine and a wonderful chicken and ham dinner prepared by Pete Krings, Mike Prokes and their kitchen crew. Humor Corner: Ole says, you know your getting old vhen…… The gleam in your eyes is from the sun hitting your bifocals. You feel like the night after and you haven’t been anywere. You look forward to a dull eveing. Your children begin to look middle aged. You burn the midnight oil until 9 pm. Your knees buckle and your belt won’t.

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children who would benefit from this program. We would love the opportunity to work with you to serve these children. Our office is located at 201 West Raven Street, Belle Plaine. Patients seeking appointments should be under the age of 18 and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Information on specific services that will be provided will be outlined when an appointment is scheduled.

The following Belle Plaine students graduated at this past Saturday’s summer/fall commencement exercises at Minnesota State University, Mankako: chology). John P. Bergs (BS, Mass Communications), Celeste J. Borchardt (BS, Marketing), Katelyn J. Gehling (MS, ComThe week of Dec. 5-11, Belle The owner of a business on the of East Main Street called for Plaine police responded to the 300 block of East Enterprise medical help at 1:37 a.m. A Drive reported at 11:54 a.m. the woman was transported to an following selected calls: theft of $882. Police are inves- area hospital. tigating. Sunday, Dec. 11 Monday, Dec. 5 A person on the 300 block of Police issued 10 citations by A person on the 500 block of South Elk Street reported at East Evergreen Street reported 4:10 a.m. to vehicles parked on 5:09 a.m. the theft of tools from at 5:43 p.m. a domestic distur- the street during a snow emera locked trailer left on the street. bance. A man, 40, was arrested gency. A person on the 200 block The loss is valued at $3,325. for felony domestic assault. A man on the 800 block of of West State Street called for were aware Bahmer had been Police are investigating. living in Belle Plaine for some A person on the 300 block of Prairie Oak Drive reported at medical help at 7:59 a.m. A time. His registration informa- North Chestnut Street reported 10:48 a.m. the theft of Christ- woman was transported to an tion still listed him as residing at 6:21 a.m. property damage mas decorations from his lawn. area hospital. in Prior Lake. He is required to -- two flat tires -- when she Friday, Dec. 9 A person on the 400 block register as a predatory offender came out to her car. It appeared A person on the 800 block of South Meridian Street rebased on a 2012 felony convic- someone let the air out of the of West Main Street called for ported a possible violation of tion for indecent exposure in tires. Police are investigating. medical help at 7:18 a.m. A a restraining order. Police are Hennepin County. After his car left the roadway man was transported to an area investigating. Bahmer became very agitated and hit a Mn/DOT sign near the hospital. with the officer during the con- intersection of East Main Street Police stopped a semi truck versation about not registering and Old Highway 169 Boule- driver near the intersection of as required, according to the vard, a Shakopee man, 22, was East Forest and North Walnut criminal complaint. It stated he cited at 7:20 a.m. for violating streets for failing to stop at a The week of Dec. 5-11, Belle tried to flee the interview room the terms of an instructional stop sign and speeding at 1:48 Plaine firefighters responded to and was ordered to stop. Bah- permit. He was using a wireless p.m. The driver, a 59-year-old the following selected calls: mer injured the officer’s arm device while driving and driv- Lonsdale man, was jailed on an and hand, the complaint states. ing without proof of insurance. outstanding arrest warrant. Monday, Dec. 5 Three officers had to forcibly Firefighters responded at 5:28 restrain him as he resisted ar- The theft of construction tools A person on the 800 block of p.m. to a fire alarm on the 300 West Prairie Street called for and equipment from locked rest. trailers at the clinic building medical help at 10:22 p.m. A block of West Church Street. site near the intersection of woman was transported to an They were cancelled en route. Wednesday, Dec. 7 South Meridian Street and West area hospital. Commerce Drive was reported A vehicle was stopped at Firefighters were dispatched at at 8:16 a.m. The loss is valued 11:18 p.m. for a speeding vio- 3:33 p.m. to a report of a chimat $2,000. Police are investigat- lation near the intersection of ney fire at a house on the 28500 ing. South Meridian and East Raven block of Highway 25 in Faxon streets. The driver, a 23-year- Township. The fire started in a Tuesday, Dec. 6 At 7:58 p.m., a Belle Plaine old Californian, was cited for wood-burning stove. The fire woman, 29, asked police to possession of a large amount was contained to the chimney unlock her vehicle on the 300 of marijuana and drug para- with minimal damage. to police Sept. 19 that he hit block of South Elm Street. She phernalia. The vehicle, a 2011 Thursday, Dec. 8 their son in the back of the head later cancelled the request. She Hyundai Sonata, was forfeited. Firefighters responded at 4:17 hard four times in rapid succes- was later located, cited for driv- A passenger, a 22-year-old Sha- a.m. to a call for medical help sion because he felt the 4-year- ing after license revocation and kopee man, was arrested on an on the 800 block of West Forest Street. They assisted with CPR. old was not listening to him arrested on an outstanding war- outstanding warrant. Saturday, Dec. 10 A woman was transported to an while at their house on the 200 rant. block of North Chestnut Street Wednesday, Dec. 7 A person on the 100 block area hospital. in Belle Plaine. A Belle Plaine man, 27, was Igo has previously been found stopped near the intersection • Small Business guilty in Scott County of do- of East Main Street and HickConsulting mestic assault charges involv- ory Boulevard at 10:02 p.m. ing children. In 2013, he was for driving without a working • Commercial & convicted of third-degree as- license plate light. The driver sault against his 2-year-old was also cited for driving after Agriculture Lending Christopher G. Meyer daughter. He also faced charges license revocation. President • Commercial in Le Sueur County of first- and Thursday, Dec. 8 108 Oakwood Drive third-degree assault against a Equipment Leasing child. He accepted a plea agree- A person on the 800 block Belle Plaine, MN 56011 of West Main Street called for • Real Estate Lending ment in 2011 and was convicted of misdemeanor domestic medical help at 4:05 a.m. A Phone: (612) 756-0662 • Personal Loans woman was transported to an assault in March of 2011. Email: cgmcompanies@gmail.com area hospital.

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Man Pleads Guilty to Assaulting B.P. Police Officer A Belle Plaine man accepted a guilty plea for assaulting a police officer in exchange for the dismissal of two additional felony charges. Last Tuesday (Dec. 6), Scott County District Court Judge Ann Offerman sentenced Derek M. Bahmer to 47 days in jail for fourth-degree assault of a police officer in exchange for dismissing charges he failed as a predatory offender to properly register with police, and obstructing the legal process. Bahmer was credited for the 47 days of jail time he served, but must serve two years of probation. According to the criminal complaint, Bahmer met with police Sept. 26 to update his required registration. Police

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A Belle Plaine man charged with felony counts of domestic assault and malicious punishment of a child will spend time in custody and five years on probation. Jason Duane Igo pleaded guilty to felony domestic assault in Scott County District Court last Tuesday (Dec. 6). A count of felony malicious punishment of a child was dismissed in exchange for the guilty plea. Judge Michael Fahey sentenced the 34-year-old Igo to 119 days in prison and five years of probation. He must undergo anger management treatment and follow the recommendations from the treatment. According to the criminal complaint, Igo’s wife reported

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Strack to his back for a threepoint near fall. The match at 120 pounds was controlled by Justin Stauffacher as the Panther sophomore scored a quick take down on Tiger sophomore Tucker Gifferson, and then got the ďŹ rst period ride out. In the second period, the young Panther would use a switch reversal to make it a 4-0 lead, and with another period ride out, that is how it would remain to the end. Hutchinson’s Dasin Mateski scored a big match win that denied the Panthers from taking control of the meet at 126 pounds as the senior Tiger wrestler came back from a second period 4-2 deďŹ cit to score an impressive 12-5 win over Tyler Shackle. It seems to happen every year that Scott West junior Jackson Stauffacher and Hutchinson junior Brock Luthens go head to head, and the two highly-rated wrestlers did so again. Stauffacher’s rivalry domination would continue on this night as he used a sharp single-leg attack to score an opening ďŹ rst period take down on his way to a 4-1 win at 132 pounds. It would be another win for Scott West as senior Parker Huss, at 138 pounds, put up a six spot for the Panthers as he threw Tiger sophomore Tate Card to his back for the ďŹ rst period pin fall call. Hutchinson junior Cody Anderson used a couple of good leg attacks to score a 5-2 win over Scott West junior Jack Fogarty at 145 pounds. The two junior wrestlers had wrestled twice last year, with Anderson winning the ďŹ rst one early on in the regular season, while Fogarty came back to win the rematch in the Section 2AA Team Championship ďŹ nal. With the score tied at 2-2 on Thursday night, Anderson scored an escape and a take down to win the match, reducing Scott West’s team lead to 18-9. The Panthers’ Tariq Smith took big lead over Hutchinson’s Jordan Stenzel in the third period before gaining the pin fall call at 152 pounds that gave Scott West a commanding 24-9 team lead. Hutchinson senior Logan Wadsworth took Scott West freshman Jace Demmers to his back but the Panther wrestler did a good job of staying in good position during the match and only surrendering one set of ďŹ rst period back points in a 13-3 major decision loss at 160 pounds. Hutchinson then moved back to within eight points of the Scott West team lead at 24-16 when Christian Kurth won a hard-fought match between a pair of sophomores as he downed Panther Jon Huss 7-2 at 170 pounds. At 182 pounds, Scott West’s Tyler Buesgens put away Tiger Josh Filk with a reverse headlock and pin fall call in the second period. Hutchinson, trailing 30-16, would mount a comeback that started with a pin by senior Tyler Stenzel at 195 pounds

(continued from page 13) against Dylan Aslakson. The next match at 220 pounds would be tight all the way as Hutchinson senior Chandler Kurth and sophomore Calvin Menke did battle with the meet still on the line. They wrestled to a scoreless ďŹ rst period, and then with the score tied at two apiece in the third period, Kurth hit Menke with a quick highcrotch take down that the Tiger wrestler would make stand up for a 4-3 win. With Scott West clinging to a 30-25 lead, the time came for the heavyweights to determine the ďŹ nal outcome. Although Hutchinson’s Steele Kim would make a ďŹ rst period take down and second period reversal stand up for a 4-3 match win, Panther Ben Alexander had done his job in wrestling the full six minutes to preserve a 30-28 dual meet win over the Tigers. After the dramatic win over Hutchinson in the opening meet, the Panthers went on to close out the night of wrestling at Mankato East with a 66-7 win over Austin and a 61-14 win over Mankato East. Scott West continued its two straight nights of wrestling on Friday as it traveled to Eden Prairie, where the Panthers beat the Eagles 66-7 before bettering AAA’s #12-rated Eastview 41-19. Scott West will be back in action this Thursday night at home in Belle Plaine as it will take on Minnesota River Con-

Area State Reps Named To GOP Leadership Team Two Belle Plaine area state representatives representing much of central Scott and Carver County have been named the Legal Notices Minnesota House of Representatives’ assistant majority leaders for the coming legislative session. Rep. Jim Nash, R-Waconia, was recently named to the GOP’s House Leadership team. He is one of six assistant majority leaders, the Waconia Patriot recently reported. Rep. Tony Albright, R-Prior Lake, was named speaker protempore. Nash and Albright recently

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NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: December 23, 2003 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $465,000.00 MORTGAGOR: Anderson Family Homes, a Minnesota partnership. MORTGAGEE: ProGrowth Bank, a Minnesota corporation. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Mortgage, Assignment of Leases & Rents, Security Agreement and Fixture Financing Statement filed on December 29, 2003 in the office of the County Recorder of Scott County, Minnesota as Document No. A639825, which mortgage was modified by a certain Modification of Mortgage dated September 7, 2004 and filed September 22, 2004 as Document No. A672396. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Lot 2, Block 2, Hickory Hollow. COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE,

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INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $666,034.73 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding, mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof. PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said County as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: December 13, 2006 at 10:00 A.M. PLACE OF SALE: Scott County Law Enforcement Center, Scott County SheriffĘźs Office, Civil Unit, 301 Fuller Street South, Shakopee, Minnesota 55379 to pay the debt secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneysĘź fees allowed by law, subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor, their personal representatives or assigns. THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGORĘźS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. Dated: October 11, 2006 PROGROWTH BANK, Mortgagee LINDQUIST & VENNUM, P.L.L.P. By John J. Bowden Attorneys for Mortgagee 4200 IDS Center 80 South Eighth Street Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402 (612) 371-3968 THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, October 18, 25 and November 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2006.

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BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS COUNTY OF SCOTT NOVEMBER 7, 2006 (1) The Board of Commissioners, in and for the County of Scott, Minnesota, met in the Courthouse Board Room in the City of Shakopee, Minnesota, and convened at 9:01 a.m., with the following members present: Commissioner Ulrich, presiding, Commissioner Marschall, Commissioner Wagner, Commissioner Vogel, and Commissioner Hennen. (2) Chair Ulrich noted the addition to the agenda of the appointment of Aldeen Goehring to the Board of Adjustment/ Planning Advisory Commission. (3) On a motion by Commissioner Hennen, seconded by Commissioner Vogel, the Minutes of October 24, 2006 were approved. (4) On a motion by Commissioner Vogel, moved, seconded by Commissioner Hennen, the following items were approved unanimously. A copy of each resolution is available in the office of the County Administrator and made a part of this record by reference. A. Application to Sell 3.2 Malt Liquor at Retail for 2007 of Ronald L. Edmiston DBA Superamerica #4439 in Jackson Township, Jams R. Hupp DBA Holiday Stationstore #246 in Jackson Township, and Joleen Yong DBA Suzette Inc. in St. Lawrence Township. B. Application for Precious Metal Dealer License of Mark A. Smith, DBA PawnXChange in Shakopee. C. Receipt of funding from the MN Department of Public Safety for administration of the Safe Communities Grant in the amount of $40,300 effective October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007 to be shared by the Safe Communities Coalition. D. Resolution No. 2006-160; Authorizing Final Payment on the 2005 Overlay Projects to Buffalo Bituminous Inc. in the Amount of $25,000.00. E. Resolution No. 2006-163; Authorizing Entering Into Cooperative Agreements With the Cities of Shakopee and Prior Lake for Phase 2 Construction of the Southbridge Transit Station. F. Resolution No. 2006-164; Honoring Joseph Graham Upon Receiving the Eagle Scout Award. G. Resolution No. 2006-165; Honoring Joshua Gunter Upon Receiving the Eagle Scout Award. H. Resolution No. 2006-166; Honoring Sam Ringstad Upon Receiving the Eagle Scout Award. I. Payroll processing of personnel actions indicated below and certified by the Employee Relations Director and the Appointing Authority to be in compliance with provisions of Minnesota Statutes 375.56 - 375.71 and the Scott County Merit Personnel System:

1. FTPR employment of Alan Evenson, Highway Maintenance Worker, Public Works Division, effective 10/30/06. 2. FTPR employment of Michael Turek, SheriffĘźs Deputy, SheriffĘźs Office, effective 11/06/06. 3. FTPR employment of Sherri Smith, Fraud Prevention Investigator, Community Services Division, effective 11/01/06. 4. The recognition of the following individuals as volunteers will enable them to be covered for liability insurance purposes in accordance with the insurance contracts currently in force with Scott County: Additions Deletions Ethel Carlson Jacqueline Clary Jennifer Edwards Augustine David Lisa Meyers Christopher Kettler Rochelle Kovac Kevin McCann J. Resolution No. 2006-161; Approving Long Term Disability (LTD) and Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance Provider and Plans and Rescind Resolution No. 2001-105. K. Appointment of Aldeen Goehring of Commissioner District 3 to the Board of Adjustment and Planning Advisory Commission effective November 7, 2006 through December 31, 2007. (5) Create Safe, Healthy, and Livable Communities: A.On behalf of the Board, Vice Chair Marschall presented an Outstanding Service Award to Connie and Terry Lonto for their dedicated service as volunteers for Scott County for 30 years working in the areas of weather spotting, sand bagging, search and rescue, traffic control, and command post activities. Commissioner Wagner left the meeting from 9:21 to 9:25 a.m. B. Community Services Director Tim Walsh updated the Commissioners on the County Board goal to implement the Community Corrections delivery system, Public Services Manager Jennifer Deschaine reviewed the goal to monitor the Community Health statistics and trends, Deputy County Administrator Gary Shelton provided information on the shared information systems, training facilities and 800 MHz strategy, County Administrator Dave Unmacht highlighted the status of County Highway projects, and Chief Information Officer Marilyn McCarter reviewed the goal to complete phase one of the CountyĘźs Business Continuity Plan. (6) County Administrator Update: Mr. Unmacht reviewed upcoming schedule items. On a motion by Commissioner Marschall, seconded by Commissioner Vogel, the meeting adjourned at 10:24 a.m. Jon Ulrich, Chair David J. Unmacht, County Administrator, Clerk of the Board Tracy A. Cervenka, Deputy Clerk to the Board Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, November 22, 2006.

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Legal Notices STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF SCOTT DISTRICT COURT FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No. 70-CV-16-20882 SUMMONS Ron Hocevar, Scott County Attorney. Plaintiff, vs. 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix , MN License Plate No.:425UGX, VIN No.: 2G2WP522241288359, (Driver: Todd Patrick Lang, Registered Owner: Jaclyn Andrade) Defendant.

twenty (20) days after Service of this Summons by three weeks' publication. If you fail to do so, judgment by default will be taken against you for the relief demanded by the Complaint. This Action involves the forfeiture of the above stated vehicle, One 2001 Audi TT Roadster, Dated: November 22, 2016 Lisa A. Skoog 169869 Assistant County Attorney Scott County Government Center, JC340 200 Fourth Avenue West Shakopee, MN 55379 952-496-8240 Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, November 30 and December 7 and 14, 2016.

State of Minnesota THE STATE OF MINNESOTA County of Scott to Driver, Todd Patrick Lang and District Court Owner: Jaclyn Andrade, or any claimJudicial District: 1st ant to the above-named Defendant: Court File Number: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED 70-FA-16-21370 and required to serve upon Plaintiff's Case Type: Attorney an Answer to Plaintiff's Domestic Abuse Complaint which is on file in the Notice of Hearing by office of the Clerk of Court in the Publication Above-Captioned Court within (Minn. Stat. 518B.01, subd. 8) twenty (20) days after Service of In the Matter of: this Summons by three weeks' pubJulie Ann Couture, lication. If you fail to do so, judgPetitioner ment by default will be taken against vs. you for the relief demanded by the William Charles Couture, Complaint. Respondent This Action involves the forfeiture To Respondent named above: of the above stated vehicle, One An order has been issued direct2004 Pontiac Grand Prix. ing you to appear at Scott County Dated: November 22, 2016 Gov’t Center, 200 Fourth Ave. W., Lisa A. Skoog 169869 Shakopee, MN 55379 on December Assistant County Attorney 22, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. and explain Scott County Government Center, why the relief sought in the Petition JC340 for the Order for Protection should 200 Fourth Avenue West not be granted. Shakopee, Minnesota 55379 You may obtain a copy of the 952-496-8240 Petition and any order issued from the Published in the Belle Plaine Herald Scott County Court Administrator’s on Wednesdays, November 30 and Office. December 7 and 14, 2016. If you do not appear at the scheduled hearing, the Petitioner’s request may be granted as a default matter. Failure to appear will not be a defense to prosecution for violation of the Court’s Order. Minnesota Secretary Dated: 12/7/16 of State Filed in Scott County Courts Certificate of Assumed December 7, 2016. Name signed: Linda Guimond Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333 Court Administrator/Deputy File Number: 915234600026 Published in the Belle Plaine Herald 1. Assumed Name: on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. JD Inspections 2. Principal Place of Business: 704 Ash Circle Belle Plaine, MN 56011 USA 3. Nameholder(S): LEGAL NOTICE OF Justin J. Doebbeling ANNUAL MEETING 704 Ash Circle Notice is hereby given that the Belle Plaine, MN 56011 USA Board of Directors of Greentree By typing my name, I, the under- Development Corporation (a nonsigned, certify that I am signing this profit affiliate of the Scott County document as the person whose sig- Community Development Agency) nature is required, or as agent of the will hold their Annual Meeting on person(s) whose signature would be Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at or required who has authorized me to after 4:00 p.m. at its offices at 323 sign this document on his/her be- South Naumkeag Street, Shakopee, half, or in both capacities. I further Minnesota. All persons interested certify that I have completed all may appear and be heard at the time required fields, and that the infor- and place as set forth above. mation in this document is true and By Order of the Board of correct and in compliance with the Directors of applicable chapter of Minnesota Greentree Development Statutes. I understand that by signCorporation ing this document I am subject to By: /s/William I. Jaffa the penalties of perjury as set forth Executive Director in Section 609.48 as if I had signed Published in the Belle Plaine Herald this document under oath. on Wednesdays, December 14 and Filed: November 15, 2016 21, 2016. signed, Justin Doebbeling E-mail: justin.doebbeling@gmail. com Published in the Belle Plaine LEGAL NOTICE OF Herald on Wednesdays, December 7 ANNUAL MEETING and 14, 2016.

BELLE PLAINE CITY COUNCIL ORDINANCE 16-14 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CITY CODE, CHAPTER 1, SECTION 108, FEES, BY AMENDING THE FEE SCHEDULE On Monday, December 5, 2016 the City Council of the City of Belle Plaine approved Ordinance 16-14, An Ordinance Amending the City Code, Chapter 1, Section 108, Fees, by amending the Fee Schedule. Ordinance 16-14 is available for review and/or photocopying during regular office hours at the City of Belle Plaine, 218 North Meridian Street, Belle Plaine, MN 56011; phone 952-873-5553. Section 1. Chapter 1, Section 108, Fees. Fee Schedule has been modified for the following: water and sewer monthly utility fees, irrigation water rate, storm water fee, public works equipment and operator fees and administrative fee for over-thephone processing. Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect on January 1, 2017 and upon publication in the official newspaper of the City. Adopted this 5th day of December, 2016. ATTEST: Henry Pressley, Jr., Vice Mayor Michael Votca, City Administrator Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, December 14, 2016.

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF SCOTT DISTRICT COURT FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No.: 70-CV-16-20883 SUMMONS Ron Hocevar, Scott County Attorney. Plaintiff, vs. 2001 Audi TT Roadster, MN License Plate No.:744PUB, VIN No.: TRUUT28N211004718, Registered Owner: Adam Yang Defendant. THE STATE OF MINNESOTA to Registered Owner, Adam Yang, or any claimant to the above-named Defendant: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to serve upon Plaintiff's Attorney an Answer to Plaintiff's Complaint which is on file in the office of the Clerk of Court in the Above-Captioned Court within

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Commissioners of the Scott County Community Development Agency will hold their Annual Meeting on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at or after 4:00 p.m. at its offices at 323 South Naumkeag Street, Shakopee, Minnesota. All persons interested may appear and be heard at the time and place as set forth above. By Order of the Board of Commissioners of the Scott County Community Development Agency By: /s/William I. Jaffa Executive Director Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, December 14 and 21, 2016.

Office of Minnesota Secretary of State Certificate of Assumed Name Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333 File Number: 919347400028 The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required for consumer protection in order to enable consumers to be able to identify the true owner of a business. 1. Assumed Name: Prior Lake Area Chamber of Commerce 2. Principal Place of Business: 4785 Dakota Street SE Prior Lake, MN 55372 USA 3. Nameholder(S): Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce 4785 Dakota Street SE Prior Lake, MN 55372 USA By typing my name, I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath. Filed: December 7, 2016 signed, Kimberly A. Prchal E-mail: kim@blahniklawoffice. com Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, December 14 and 21, 2016.

office of the Minnesota Secretary of State Certificate of Assumed Name Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333 File Number 917271300054 The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required for consumer protection in order to enable consumers to be able to identify the true owner of a business. 1. List the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: Blahnik, Prchal & Stoll 2. Principal Place of Business: 16180 Hastings Ave. #201 Prior Lake, MN 55372 3. List the name and complete address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name, OR if an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address: Blahnik Law Office, PLLC 16180 Hastings Ave. #201 Prior Lake, MN 55372 4. I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath. Dated: November 22, 2016 Filed: November 30, 2016 signed, Adam J. Blahnik, Owner Kimberly A. Prchal, Contact Person (952) 479-0449 Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, December 14 and 21, 2016.

office of the Minnesota Secretary of State Certificate of Assumed Name Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333 File Number 917271300042 The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required for consumer protection in order to enable consumers to be able to identify the true owner of a business. 1. List the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: Blahnik, Prchal & Stoll, PLLC 2. Principal Place of Business: 16180 Hastings Ave. #201 Prior Lake, MN 55372 3. List the name and complete address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name, OR if an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address: Blahnik Law Office, PLLC 16180 Hastings Ave. #201 Prior Lake, MN 55372 4. I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath. Dated: November 22, 2016 Filed: November 30, 2016 signed, Adam J. Blahnik, Owner Kimberly A. Prchal, Contact Person (952) 479-0449 Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, December 14 and 21, 2016.

State of Minnesota County of Scott First Judicial District Court Probate division FIle No. 70-PR-16-22135 NOTICE OF INFORMAL probate of will and APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of David M. Fricke a/k/a David Milton Fricke, Decedent. Notice is given that an application for informal probate of the Decedent's Will, dated November 26, 2014. ("Will"), has been filed with the Registrar. The application has been granted. Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed Vicki L. Fricke, whose address is 21700 Flag Trail, Prior Lake, MN, 55372, as personal representative of the Estate of the Decedent. Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative. Unless objections are filed with the Court (pursuant to Minnesota Statutes section 524.3-607) and the Court otherwise orders, the personal representative has full power to administer the Estate, including, after 30 days from the date of issuance of letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease, or distribute real estate. Any objections to the probate of the Will or appointment of the Personal Representative must be filed with this Court and will be heard by the Court after the filing of an appropriate petition and proper notice of hearing. Notice is also given that (subject to Minn. Stat. section 524.3-801)

all creditors having claims against the Estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: December 9, 2016 Filed in Scott County Courts December 9, 2016 Vicky L. Carlson, Registrar Phil Bird, Court Administrator, Deputy Attorney for Personal Representative John D. Kosanda, Esq. Courey, Kosanda & Zimmer, P.A. 505 Highway 169 North, Suite 350 Minneapolis, MN 55441 Attorney License No: 0186326 Telephone: (763) 398-0441 Fax: (763) 398-0062 Email: jkosanda@ckzlawfirm.com Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, December 14 and 21, 2016.

State of Minnesota County of Scott District Court Probate division First Judicial District FIle No. 70-PR-16-22192 NOTICE and order of hearing on petition for probate of will and APPOINTMENT OF co-PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS In Re: Estate of Michael C. Glisczinski a/k/a Michael Clemens Glisczinski, a/k/a Michael Glisczinski, Deceased. It is Ordered and Notice is hereby given that on January 17, 2017, at 9:00 o'clock a.m., a hearing will be held in this Court at Shakopee, Minnesota, for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the will of the decedent dated May 6, 1991, and for the appointment of James J. Glisczinski, whose address is 26525 Fabor Ave., Belle Plaine, MN 56011 and John P. Glisczinski, 33669 211th Ave., LeCenter, MN 56057, as co-personal representatives of the estate of the decedent in an unsupervised administration. Any objections to the petition must be filed with the Court prior to or raised at the hearing. If proper and if no objections are filed or raised, the personal representatives will be appointed with full power to administer the estate including the power to collect all assets, to pay all legal debts, claims, taxes and expenses, to sell real and personal property, and to do all necessary acts for the estate. Notice is also given that (subject to Minn. Stat. section 524.3-801) all creditors having claims against the estate are required to present the claims to said personal representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: December 12, 2016 Filed in Scott County Courts December 12, 2016 Christian S. Wilton, Judge of District Court Phil Bird, Senior Deputy Clerk Attorney for Personal Representatives Debbie Korman Korman & Korman, Ltd. 504 Central Avenue PO Box 716 Faribault, Minnesota 55021 Telephone: 507-334-5534 Fax: 507-334-5535 Attorney License No. 0286643 Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, December 14 and 21, 2016.

State of Minnesota County of Scott District Court First Judicial DistrictCourt FIle No. 70-PR-16-21391 NOTICE OF INFORMAL probate of will and informal APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS In Re: Estate of Irene Marie Powers, a/k/a Irene M. Powers, Decedent. Notice is given that an Application for Informal Probate of Will and Informal Appointment of Personal Representative was filed with the Registrar, along with a Will dated December 17, 1981. The Registrar accepted the application and informally appointed Gregory R. Powers, whose address is 12321 Marystown Rd., Shakopee, MN 55379, to serve as the personal representative of the Decedent's estate. Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative. Any objection to the appointment of the personal representative must be filed with the Court, and any properly filed objection will be heard by the Court after notice is provided to interested persons of the date of hearing on the objection. Unless objections are filed, and unless the Court orders otherwise, the personal representative has the full power to administer the estate, including, after thirty (30) days from the issuance of letters testamentary, the power to sell, encumber, lease, or distribute any interest in real estate owned by the Decedent. Notice is further given that, subject to Minn. Stat. section 524.3-801, all creditors having claims against the Decedent's estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court within four (4) months after the date of this notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: December 1, 2016 Filed in Scott County Courts December 1, 2016 Vicky L. Carlson, Registrar Phil Bird, Court Administrator, Deputy Brekke, Clyborne & Ribich, L.L.C.

wednesday, December 14, 2016 Barbara J. Weckman Brekke MN Attorney No. 0349434 287 Marschall Road, Suite 201 Shakopee, MN 55379 Telephone: (952) 402-9410 Facsimile: (952) 402-9417 e-mail: bbrekke@bcrlawyers.com Attorney for Applicant Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, December 14 and 21, 2016.

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: November 23, 2005 MORTGAGOR: Matthew C. Bresette, a single person. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded December 8, 2005 Scott County Recorder, Document No. A722984. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Morgan Stanley Home Equity Loan Trust 2006-2, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-2. Dated January 6, 2016 Recorded February 22, 2016, as Document No. A996745. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100176105102186619 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Accredited Home Lenders, Inc. RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc. MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 13740 Inglewood Avenue South, Savage, MN 55378 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 261310180 and 261310230 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lots 18 and 23, Block 1, Canterbury Townhouses, Scott County, Minnesota. COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $154,000.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $157,055.41 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: January 19, 2017 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys' fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on July 19, 2017, unless that date falls on a weekend or legal holiday, in which case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None "THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR'S PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED." Dated: November 17, 2016 Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 38 - 15-009485 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, November 30 and December 7, 14, 21, 28, 2016 and January 4, 2017.

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: August 23, 2005 MORTGAGOR: Susan K. Dahn, a single person. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Marketplace Home Mortgage, LLC its successors and assigns. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded August 25, 2005 Scott County Recorder, Document No. A710618. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: U.S. Bank National Association. Dated February 24, 2015 Recorded March 3, 2015, as Document No. A974538. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100249110000047825 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Marketplace Home Mortgage, LLC RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: U.S. Bank National Association MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1681 Pebble Terrace, Shakopee, MN 55379 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 272270340 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 8, Block 18, Common Interest Community No. 1043, Stone Meadows 1st Addition, Scott County, Minnesota COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $143,600.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $152,535.57 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: January 26, 2017 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys' fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on July 26, 2017 unless that date falls on a weekend or legal holiday, in which case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None "THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR'S PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED." Dated: November 22, 2016 U.S. Bank National Association Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 19 - 16-006660 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, November 30 and December 7, 14, 21, 28, 2016 and January 4, 2017.

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Ulrich, seconded by Commissioner The recognition of the following Wolf, the Minutes of November 1, individuals as volunteers which will enable them to be covered for liabil2016 were approved. ity insurance purposes in accordance (3) Consent Agenda: Commissioner Beard request- with the insurance contracts cured the agenda item to authorize rently in force with Scott County: a Cooperative Agreement with Additions: Richard Anderson, Ethel Hennepin County and the Hennepin Anderson, Sonja Tor-Van, Katelyn County Medical Examiner’s Office Luce, and Emily Lagat. (4) Develop Strong Public for morgue and Medical Examiner services be pulled for the consent Partnerships: Commissioner Beard moved, secagenda for comment. On a motion by Commissioner onded by Commissioner Wolf to Ulrich, seconded by Commissioner adopt Resolution No. 2016-196; Wolf, the following actions were Authorizing Entering Into a New approved unanimously. All resolu- Cooperative Agreement With tions are available in the office of Hennepin County and the Hennepin the County Administrator and are County Medical Examiner’s Office made a part of this record by refer- for Morgue and Medical Examiner Services. A copy of the resolution is ence. A. Authorize the request for the available in the office of the County final plat of Harvest Meadows 2nd Administrator and is made a part of Addition, On-Site Marketing, appli- this record by reference. The motion cants, consisting of six residential carried unanimously. (5) Manage Challenges and Create lots on 26.93 acres in Section 14 of New Market Township. This action Opportunities: Commissioner Beard moved, secis in accordance with Chapter 42 of Scott County Zoning Ordinance onded by Commissioner Ulrich to No. 3 based on the criteria listed for remove from the table the request to adopt Resolution No. 2016approval. B. Authorize the rezoning, pre- 183; Certifying Final Approved liminary plat, and final plat of Barry Appraisal of Value for Certain Estates, Renee and Phillip Geis, Land Acquisitions and Authorizing applicants, rezoned from UTR, Acquisition by Expedited (“Quick Urban Transition Reserve District, Take”) Eminent Domain Proceedings to UTR-C, Urban Transition Cluster for the Construction of a Trail Along District, and consisting of three lots County Highway 78 and County and three outlots in Section 3 of Highway 79 Located in the City Sand Creek Township. This action of Shakopee. The motion carried is in accordance with Chapters 6 unanimously. Commissioner Beard moved, secand 34 of Scott County Zoning Ordinance No. 3 based on the crite- onded by Commissioner Ulrich to adopt Resolution No. 2016ria listed for approval. C. Approve Amendment No. 183; Certifying Final Approved 1 to the Service Agreement with Appraisal of Value for Certain Technical Resource Management, Land Acquisitions and Authorizing LLC dba Cordant Forensic Solutions Acquisition by Expedited (“Quick (Norchem Labs) for drug testing ser- Take”) Eminent Domain Proceedings vices effective November 1, 2016 for the Construction of a Trail Along County Highway 78 and County through October 31, 2017. D. Adopt Resolution No. 2016- Highway 79 Located in the City of 186; Authorizing Entering Into an Shakopee. A copy of the resoluAgreement With SRF Consulting tion is available in the office of the Group, Inc. for Professional County Administrator and is made a Consultant Services for 2040 part of this record by reference. The Comprehensive Plan Travel Demand motion carried unanimously. (6) Assure Long Term Fiscal Modeling. E. Adopt Resolution No. 2016-190; Stability: Commissioner Wolf moved, secAuthorizing a Fourth Amendment to the Agreement With Loffler onded by Commissioner Beard to Companies, Inc. for a Senior open the public hearing at 10:43 a.m. Systems Engineer to Backfill a to receive comment on the proposed 2017 levy of $1,130,116 and the Vacant Position. F. Approve Applications to sell 3.2 2017 budget for the Scott Watershed malt liquor at retail for 2017 for Management Organization Special Dale Stender dba Oakdale Ridge; Taxing District. The motion carried Ron McBroom dba St. Patrick’s unanimously. Hearing no public comment, Social Hall; Northern Tier Retail dba Super America; James Hupp Commissioner Wolf moved, seconddba Holiday Stationstores; Joleen ed by Commissioner Beard to close Yong dba Suzette, Inc.; and Michael the public hearing at 11:01. Commissioner Wolf moved, secondSticha dba St. Patrick Athletic ed by Commissioner Beard to adopt Association. G. Approve the record of disburse- Resolution No. 2016-191; Approving ments and approve the claims made the 2017 Levy of $1,130,116 and the to Scott County from October 1, 2017 Budget for the Scott Watershed 2016 through October 31, 2016 in Management Organization Special Taxing District. A copy of the resothe sum of $32,990,970.38. H. Separation of employ- lution is available in the office of the ment for Gregory Boe, FT Senior County Administrator and is made a Environmental Health Specialist, part of this record by reference. The Community Services Division, motion carried unanimously. On a motion by Commissioner effective 11/10/16. Separation of employment for Emily Vinkemeier, Wolf, seconded by Commissioner FT Temporary Program Seasonal Ulrich, the meeting adjourned at Delivery, Community Services 11:24 a.m. Barbara Marschall, Chair Division, effective 10/27/16. Gary L. 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izers to fields to produce higher yields. Kornder and the other three finalists attended an AGCO meeting Nov. 29-Dec. 2 in Orlando, Fla. He was named the company’s Operator of the Year, an honor that offered him the option of a HarleyDavidson motorcycle or a cash award. Knowing he didn’t have the time for the motorcycle, he opted for the cash award. “I’ve got a Chevelle that hardly ever gets driven,” he said. The amount of the cash award, he politely said, is “undisclosed.” He and his family – his wife, Wendy, and their children, Megan, Adrianna and Ruben – enjoyed a few days at the nearby Disney World family entertainment venues. Kornder has been a finalists two other timed for AGCO’s Operator of the Year award. He was most recently a finalist in 2010. Kornder’s boss, Mark Chevalier, a manager with Genesis

Growing Solutions at its Le Sueur office, once again nominated him for the award. The judging included information on his work and also a question-and-answer on his work and personal activities. Genesis Growing Solutions credits Kornder’s knowledge and work ethic with improving client retention and gaining new customers. “He always keeps equipment ready to go and continuously looks to gain efficiency in road time, routing or loading. He is widely respected for his efficiency and ability to train new applicators,” Chevalier said. Kornder is also a member of his company’s safety committee and recently led a training session for all custom applicators. As a fifth-generation family farmer, Kornder understands the challenges his customers face. Kornder and his father, Ted, farm 450 acres of corn, soybeans, rye and pumpkins. They also run a beef cattle operation, Kornder Farms.

The younger Kornder is president of the Scott County Farm Bureau and has testified at the state capitol on agricultural issues. He is also a supporter of the Belle Plaine FFA program at his alma-mater, BPHS.

He ‘Just Kind of Fell Into It’

Tony Kornder was attending school studying agri-business at Ridgewater College back in the mid-1990s. A job opportunity at the Belle Plaine Co-op came up and Kornder decided to take the job with the hometown company. “I wasn’t doing much,” he said. “It sounded like a good opportunity.” He worked part-time the first year and earned the chance at a full-time position in ‘98. “I just kind of fell into it. The rest is history,” he said. He enjoys being out in the field. Depending on the season, his office is the cab of a terragators or rogators. This time of year, he’s either moving snow

or working on keeping the equipment ready for their return to the fields in the spring. With 19 years of experience as an applicator, Kornder applies product to about 35,000 acres each year. “Tony is the guy we send to our most challenging fields,” Chevalier said. “He delivers on the promises our salesmen make, and his work in the country is a billboard for Genesis.” He is well known by area farmers, many who ask for him personally. Belle Plaine area farmers most frequently request him, Chevalier said. “He’d do the job like he’d want it done on his own property,” Chevalier said. “He’s been on their property for over 15 years.” “Being a farmer gives me a unique perspective at this job,” Kornder says. “I know the farmer expects a custom hire job to be done quickly, neatly and professionally. I take the time to back into the corners and check the paperwork.”

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Boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Basketball (continued from page 13) double ďŹ gures with 13 points. Rounding out the scoring for the Tigers were Noah Hastings (9), Matt Nelson (5), Tommy Dikmen (4), Andrew Hunsader (4), Jack Otto (3), Kellen Bergs (2) and John Karl (2). â&#x20AC;&#x153;We played a good ďŹ rst half to take a 35-17 lead,â&#x20AC;? said Tigers coach Paul Fogarty. Herman had eight rebounds, while Curtiss had ďŹ ve rebounds, six assists and four steals. Nelson had four rebounds and two steals and Bigaouette added three rebounds and three steals. Tigers 72, Maple River 60 The Tigers got some measure of revenge from last seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s section championship loss to Maple River as they beat the Eagles by a dozen points in the ďŹ rst round of the Eaglesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; own tournament Friday night. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had balanced scoring with six players having between eight and 18 points,â&#x20AC;? Fogarty said. Included in the group and their point totals were Curtiss (18), Hastings (13), Herman (13), Bigaouette (10), Otto (10) and Hunsader (8). Curtiss and Otto both had four rebounds, the former also having two steals. Cathedral 93, Tigers 68 Belle Plaine ran into its toughest opponent to date Saturday night in Maple River, coming up on the short end of a 93-68 decision against St. Cloud Cathedral. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They (Cathedral) are a highly-ranked and very talented

team,â&#x20AC;? Fogarty said. Curtiss poured in 32 points for Belle Plaine, and although it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough to offset Cathedralâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s balanced attack, it was enough to land Curtiss a spot on the all-tournament team. Also scoring for the Tigers were Herman (9), Bigaouette (9), Kevin Noll (5), Hastings (4), Nelson (4), Dylan Schumacher (3) and Otto (2). Hastings was tops in rebounds with six and Curtiss had three steals. 2016-17 BPHS Boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Basketball Results and Remaining Schedule Dec. 3 at Fairmont W 69-57 Dec. 8 vs. Farib. BA W 79-68 Dec. 9-10 at Maple River Inv. vs. M. River W 72-60 vs. St. Cloud C. L 93-68 Dec. 13 vs. Sibley East Dec. 16 vs. Tri-City United Dec. 20 at Blue Earth Area Dec. 22 at Jordan Dec. 28 -29 at Glencoe Invite Jan. 3 at LCWM Jan. 5 vs. Glencoe-SL Jan. 7 vs. St. Peter Jan. 10 at Mayer Lutheran Jan. 13 vs. Norwood YA Jan. 19 at Le Sueur-Hend. Jan. 26 vs. GFW Jan. 27 at Sibley East Jan. 31 at WEM Feb. 2 at Tri-City United Feb. 6 at New Ulm Feb. 7 vs. Jordan Feb. 10 vs. Mayer Lutheran Feb. 16 at Norwood YA Feb. 21 vs. Le Sueur-Hend. Feb. 24 at JWP Mar. 2 Begin Section

MRC Standings

Standings as of Dec. 13 Girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Basketball W L Mayer Lutheran 3 0 Tri-City United 2 0 Norwood YA 1 0 Sibley East 1 2 Le Sueur-Hend. 0 1 Belle Plaine 0 2 Jordan 0 2 Results S.E. 49, Belle Plaine 41 TCU 61. Belle Plaine 57 Tri-City United 54, Jordan 51 Mayer Lutheran 70, LS-H 38 Mayer Luth. 72, Jordan 50 NYA 74, Sibley East 40 Boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Basketball W L Sibley East 1 0 Belle Plaine 0 0 Jordan 0 0 Le Sueur-Hend. 0 0 Norwood YA 0 0 Tri-City United 0 0 Mayer Lutheran 0 1 Results S.E. 68, Mayer Lutheran 49 Wrestling Conference Duals Start Dec. 15

Rich Foust Named Track and Field Coach of the Year Belle Plaine High School girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; track and ďŹ eld coach Rich Foust has been selected the Minnesota State High School Class 1A track and ďŹ eld coach of the year. He will be recognized at the Track and Field Coaches Clinic Banquet on Friday, Jan. 27 in Bloomington.

H.S. Girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Basketball

Tigers Drop First Two MRC Games by Dan Ruud The Belle Plaine High School girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; basketball team followed up two nonconference wins in its ďŹ rst three games of the season with an 0-2 start in the Minnesota River Conference after losses to Sibley East and TriCity United last Tuesday and Friday nights, respectively. The Tigers, 0-2 in the Minnesota River Conference, 2-3 overall, were scheduled to travel to Fairmont for a nonconference game Tuesday night after this edition of the Herald went to press. They will be at Jordan for a MRC game 7:30 p.m. this Thursday before heading to Mound Westonka 7 p.m. Friday. Belle Plaine will play its fourth game in a row on the road when it takes on conference-leading Mayer Lutheran 7:30 p.m. next Tuesday. Sibley East 49, Tigers 41 The Tigers entered last Tuesday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s MRC opener on a two-game winning streak and a fast start was not enough to prevent the Wolverines from leaving Belle Plaine with an eight-point victory. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Offensively, we started out really well and took the lead,â&#x20AC;? said Belle Plaine coach Randy Carlson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But as the ďŹ rst half closed, we started to miss shots, take quick shots and stood around ďŹ&#x201A;at-footed. We arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t good enough to be able to do that and win.â&#x20AC;? Belle Plaineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s early lead turned into a 31-18 halftime deďŹ cit in

what would be a 49-41 loss. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sibley East is a good team but this is a game we could have won,â&#x20AC;? Carlson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We got their lead down to six points a couple of times in the second half and could not make the big plays to get over the hump.â&#x20AC;? Elizabeth Johnson and Paige Narveson continued to be the Tigersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; offensive leaders with 17 and 10 points, respectively. But the only other two players to score were Ireland Lambrecht and Lily Vinkemeier with seven points apiece. Sibley East, led by Alli Harterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 15 points, had seven players score three points or more in the game. Sarah Lenz had eight rebounds for Belle Plaine, followed by Johnson, Narveson and Vinkemeier each with six. Johnson and Vinkemeier both had three steals. TCU 61, Tigers 57 Tri-City United rallied from a seven-point deďŹ cit late in the second half to defeat Belle Plaine 61-57 Friday night in Belle Plaine. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We competed and played hard,â&#x20AC;? Carlson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We just did not make the plays at the end of the game that we needed to make . . . This team is getting better but to get to the next level, they have to gain the conďŹ dence needed to ďŹ nish a game.â&#x20AC;? Johnson was again the high scorer for Belle Plaine with 19 points. Seven other Tigers also

scored â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Narveson (8), Lenz (7), Vinkemeier (6), Lambrecht (5), Maria Larson (5), Jaylen Struck-Schmitz (4) and Alexa Lenz (3). Lambrecht and Narveson both had six rebounds, while StruckSchmitz, Johnson, Vinkemeier and Schuyler Sterk all had four. Narveson had four steals and Johnson three assists. Josyln Vargo sparked the Titans with 27 points. 2016-17 BPHS Girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Basketball Results and Remaining Schedule Nov. 29 at WEM L 53-49 Dec. 1 at JWP W 64-52 Dec. 2 at C. Falls W 49-46 Dec. 6 vs. S.E. L 49-41 Dec. 9 vs. TCU L 61-57 Dec. 13 at Fairmont Dec. 15 at Jordan Dec. 16 at Mound Westonka Dec. 20 at Mayer Lutheran Dec. 22 vs. Glencoe-SL Dec. 29-30 at NYA Tourney Jan. 3 vs. Faribault BA Jan. 6 vs. Norwood YA Jan. 7 vs. St. Peter Jan. 12 at Le Sueur-Hend Jan. 20 at Sibley East Jan. 23 vs. Watertown-M Jan. 26 at Tri-City United Jan. 31 vs. Jordan Feb. 3 vs. Mayer Lutheran Feb. 9 at Norwood YA Feb. 10 at GFW Feb. 13 vs. LCWM Feb. 14 vs. Le Sueur-Hend. Feb. 20 vs. SW Christian Feb. 21 at Breck Feb. 28 Begin Section

H.S. Dance December a Good Month for Pheasant Hunting Pheasant Numbers Up; Season Open Until Jan. 1

Pheasant hunters can expect to see some roosters in the ďŹ elds this December. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve encountered some wet weather this season, but once the ground freezes, we can expect some really good hunting conditions,â&#x20AC;? said Scott Roemhildt, DNR roadsides for wildlife coordinator. A wet fall kept farmers out of their ďŹ elds until after the pheasant season had begun. The abundance of row crops remaining in the ďŹ eld gave Minnesota roosters much more cover through the ďŹ rst part of the season. With the ďŹ eldwork ďŹ nished, hunters can look forward to seeing roosters. On Dec. 1, the daily bag limit increased to three roosters with a possession limit of nine roosters.

Pheasants are moving to winter cover such as cattail sloughs or willow thickets as grasses are getting pushed down by snow. Roemhildt said that snow shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t scare hunters away, because a light snow can make it easier to ďŹ nd roosters in winter cover, and hunting access improves once cattail wetlands freeze up. The recent much colder temperatures may lead to just that freeze-up thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beneďŹ cial to hunters. Nicole Davros, a DNR wildlife research scientist, said conditions are shaping up nicely for the last part of the season, and there are still plenty of birds out there. The 2016 pheasant roadside survey showed a 29 percent increase over 2015. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We saw more birds this year on our surveys and many hunters are seeing good numbers of birds in the ďŹ elds, too,â&#x20AC;? Davros said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re hoping that means good success for pheasant hunters through the rest of the sea-

son.â&#x20AC;? Hunters need a small game license and a pheasant stamp to hunt pheasants in Minnesota. A small game license costs $22 for Minnesota residents age 18 to 64, and the pheasant stamp costs $7.50. Pheasant hunters 65 and older need to buy a small game license for $13.50 but are not required to buy a stamp. Hunters age 16 to 17 must buy a $5 small game license but do not need to buy a stamp, and hunters under 16 can hunt pheasants without a license or stamp. Minnesotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2016 pheasant season is open through Sunday, Jan. 1. Shooting hours are 9 a.m. to sunset. Additional details are available at www.mndnr.gov/ hunting/pheasant.

Apply Now for Spring Turkey Hunts The deadline for ďŹ rearms wild turkey hunters to apply for early season spring hunting permits is Friday, Jan. 27, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The spring season, which runs from Wednesday, April 12, to Wednesday, May 31, is divided into six time periods. Visit the turkey hunting page for more information about turkey hunting.

B.P. Assumes Lead in MRC Jazz The Belle Plaine High School Explosion Dance team won the jazz competition at the ďŹ rst Minnesota River Conference meet of the season at Norwood Young America last Tuesday night. The ďŹ rst MRC high kick competition will be this Thursday night at Oak Crest Elementary School in Belle Plaine. Belle Plaine took ďŹ rst place with four points, followed by Randolph (5), Tri-City United (11), Mayer Lutheran/Watertown-M (12), Waterville-Elysian-Morristown (13.5) and Norwood Young America (18). Jordan did not compete. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Both varsity and JV jazz placed ďŹ rst at our ďŹ rst jazz meet,â&#x20AC;? said Belle Plaine coach Shyler Egan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Both teams danced very well. The scores between Randolph, who took second, and us were very close. This has deďŹ nitely added some extra motivation to perfect jazz so we can have another ďŹ rst place win at the next jazz meet.â&#x20AC;? Eastview Invitational Belle Plaine competed in the Class AA division at Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eastview Invitational, competing against a number of the elite AA programs in the state. Belle Plaine ďŹ nished 11th among 13 teams in both kick and jazz. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We knew going into it that the competition would be ďŹ erce, and it was,â&#x20AC;? Egan said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For both varsity kick and jazz, we had the goal of completing a personal best on the ďŹ&#x201A;oor.

The girls deďŹ nitely reached this Byron (39). goal, and that is a win in our MRC Dance Standings book. We are excited to keep (Through One Meet) working on the areas where we scored lower, and to hopefully Jazz have another personal best this (1) Belle Plaine Thursday at our home MRC (2) Randolph kick meet.â&#x20AC;? (3) Tri-City United Eastview Standings (4) Mayer Lutheran/W-M Kick (5) Waterville-E-M Sartell (4), Totino-Grace (8), (6) Norwood Young America Rocori (10), Benilde-St. Mar- (7) Jordan (Did not compete) garetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (11), St. Cloud Cathedral (12), Sauk Rapids (18), High Kick First Meet Dec. 15 2016-17 BPHS Dance Team Mound Westonka (21.5), MarRemaining Schedule shall (22), Simley (26), Pequot Lakes (29), Belle Plaine (36), Dec. 15 Belle Plaine Invite Kasson-Mantorville (36), By- Dec. 17 at Holy Angels Invite ron (39). Jan. 7 at Lakeville S. Invite Jan. 10 MRC Meet 1 at JOR Jazz Totino-Grace (3), Benilde-St. Jan. 14 Belle Plaine Invite Margaretâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (6.5), Sartell (8.5), Jan. 19 MRC Meet 2 at Waterville-E-M Rocori (13.5), Simley (15), St. Cloud Cathedral (18.5), Sauk Jan. 23 MRC Meet 3 Rapids (20), Mound Westonka at Randolph (23), Marshall (27), Duluth Feb. 4 Section Meet Marshall (31), Belle Plaine at Waconia (33), Kasson-Mantorville (36),

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The Panthers’ Parker Huss, almost in relaxing fashion, pinned his opponent from Hutchinson in the first period Thursday night at Mankato East High School.

H.S. Wrestling

Panthers Improve to 6-0 The Scott West wrestling team The Tigers’ Patrick Bigaouette had a team-high 20 points against Faribault BA Thursday reeled off five straight dual meet victories last week as the night in Belle Plaine. Panthers upped their dual meet record to 6-0 on the young season. The Panthers’ week of wrestling began Thursday night with a three-meet quadrangular at Ten Tigers got into the scoring Mankato East, which included by Dan Ruud Saturday. The Belle Plaine High School The Tigers, 3-1 overall, were parade as Belle Plaine built up a Section 2AA showdown with boys’ basketball team won two scheduled to host Sibley East a double-digit lead in the first the Hutchinson Tigers. The two of three games last week, begin- in the Minnesota River Confer- half and maintained it to the fi- teams have met in two of the ning with a 79-68 triumph over ence opener Tuesday night after nal buzzer in an 11-point victo- last three section championship Faribault Bethlehem Academy this edition of the Herald went ry Thursday night over visiting finals, with Scott West winning Thursday night in Belle Plaine. to press. Tri-City United will Faribault Bethlehem Academy. both of them, including last The Tigers then competed in visit Belle Plaine for another Patrick Bigaouette tossed in year’s 43-21 title win. the Maple River Invitational MRC encounter 7:30 p.m. this 20 points for Belle Plaine, folthe next two nights, defeating Friday. Belle Plaine returns to lowed by Nathan Herman with Maple River 72-60 on Friday nonconference play 7 p.m. next 17. Brody Curtiss was also in before falling to a potent St. Tuesday at Blue Earth Area. Boys’ Basketball Cloud Cathedral team 93-68 on Tigers 79, Faribault BA 68 (continued on page 12)

H.S. Boys’ Basketball

Belle Plaine Wins Two of Three

“We knew going in that it would be a good meet and battle as Hutchinson lost only one senior starter to graduation from their team a year ago,” states Scott West co-head coach Darren Ripley on the Panthers’ 30-28 win over their 2AA rival. “We were very fortunate to come out on top with a team win in this as I don’t think that we wrestled particularly well overall and some of that is on us, but you also have to give the Hutchinson wrestlers some credit for that as they came ready to wrestle and battle.”

The battle started at 106 pounds with Panther freshman Jacob Hill running his Hutchinson opponent Grant Pierce to his back with a second period cradle that resulted in a pin fall call to give Scott West a quick 6-0 lead. Hutchinson eighth-grader Tristin Lang scored a big win for the Tigers as he bettered Scott West’s Jacob Strack 5-3 at 113 pounds. Lang was able to break open a scoreless match in the second period as he took

Wrestling

(continued on page 7)

Scott West’s Tyler Buesgens celebrated a victory by pin against Hutchinson Thursday night at Mankato East High School.

Belle Plaine’s Matt Nelson had five points against Faribault BA Thursday night in Belle Plaine.

Scott West heavyweight Ben Alexander (on top) did not win his heavyweight match against Hutchinson but did preserve the Panthers’ team win by allowing no bonus points in Thursday night’s match. Scott West led Hutchinson by five points entering what was the final match of the dual.

Belle Plaine’s Brody Curtiss had 13 points in Thursday night’s victory over Faribault BA in Belle Plaine.

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With his dad and co-head coach Jerold Stauffacher watching on, Scott West’s Jackson Stauffacher (on top) worked his way to a 4-1 victory over Hutchinson’s Brock Luthens Thursday night at Mankato East High School.


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Lions Celebrate Christmas in Cologne Rotary Club Toy Drive

The Cologne Lions Club hosted its annual community Christmas in the Park celebration Saturday afternoon (Dec. 10) at Lions Park in Cologne. The event featured good food and warm drinks, a candy-cane hunt and other games, a bonfire and a smaller fire for making Sâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;mores. (Below) Santa Claus arrived just after 5 p.m. to greet children and their families. He posed for Members of the Belle Plaine Rotary Club were busy on a below-zero morning Tuesday collecting donated Christmas gifts at various drop-off locations in Belle Plaine. All gifts collected photos with little ones. were taken to the Belle Plaine Police Department as part of a collaborative effort with the police toy drive. This marked the 26th year of the Rotary Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Holiday Gift Project in Belle Plaine, which benefits needy families in the area. These photos were taken at Our Lady of the Prairie Catholic Church. Pictured below, from left, are Rotary Club members Todd Meeker, Janel Schmidt, Fred Keup, Ashton Pankonin and Karl Kolden.

Already one of the larger employers in Scott County, Amazon is taking steps to increase its place in the local job scene. The company recently announced plans to hire another 1,000 full-time employees. The 1,000 jobs are atop the 1,500 full-time positions the company has hired since the massive fulfillment center in Shakopee opened earlier this year. Amazon is advertising the jobs paying up to $17 per hour plus signing and referral bonuses. A company spokeswoman said the additional hiring is driven by customer demand, the StarTribune recently reported. Amazon uses robotics at the Shakopee facility, a practice that enhances efficiency and allows for more orders, this requiring more staff, she said. Along with local hires, the additional staff is also coming from outside the county. Minnesota Valley Transit Authority and SouthWest Transit have both added bus lines from Hennepin County into Shakopee.

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