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ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY-FIFTH YEAR

BELLE PLAINE, MINNESOTA, decEMBER 21, 2016

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City Council Votes 3-2 to Add Trail to 2017 Improvement Project Okays Pay Increases for City Employees

by Dan Ruud The Belle Plaine City Council held its final regular meeting of 2016 Monday night, during which it recognized three of its members who were participating in their final meeting – Mayor Mike Pingalore and council members Henry Pressley Jr. and senior member Gary Trost (see accompanying photo). Council Member Cary Coop, who was the lone council member whose seat was up for election in November and managed to retain it, asked that the proposed Meridian Street Trail be placed on the agenda. His request came two weeks after the issue was tabled at a time when Pingalore was absent. Pingalore, who supports getting the trail done sooner rather than later, gave the council the third supportive vote needed to add the trail as an alternate bid to the city’s 2017 street and utility improvement project. Council members Coop and Pressley also voted yes, while Santa and Mrs. Claus have frequented Belle Plaine much of this holiday season, beginning with the Belle Plaine Historical Trost and Paul Chard voted no. Chard had said that he feels Society’s annual Christmas Open House earlier this month at the historic Hooper-Bowler-Hillstrom House.

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the project can wait until more development occurs along its alignment and there are more sources to share the cost. The trail is proposed to extend along the west side of Meridian Street from the new Enterprise Drive overpass southward to Century Street (approximately 2,600 feet) at an estimated cost of $80,000. On Dec. 5, City Administrator Mike Votca reported that there could be an added cost to the trail in that one lot of right-ofway may have to be acquired, for which no cost estimate was provided. Because of that, Chard suggested that the present council should leave that decision to the council that will be in place in January, which will include a new mayor and two new council members. Chard and Coop will be the only two existing members still on the council at that time. Joining them will be Mayor-elect Chris Meyer and council-elects Theresa McDaniel and Ben Stier. Most of the $1.2 million-plus 2017 street and utility improvement project will consist of the reconstruction and utility replacement of West Main Street between Buffalo and Crest streets, and Elk Street between

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B.P. Students Bring Christmas Cheer to Soldiers Serving Abroad Cards, Letters Thank Soldiers and Their Family for Sacrifice

It’s the letters from home this time of year that help make being thousands of miles from loved ones endurable. SFC Jeremy Nagorski, a member of a Army National Guard engineering company, recalls the warm feeling those letters created for him and his fellow soldiers a year ago while stationed in Kuwait. Nagorski was serving his third tour of duty, the first two in Iraq. The letters, pictures and written warm wishes from home kept the soldiers focusing more on their work and less on missing their loved ones back home. This year, Nagorski is back home and he’s watching his wife, Jennifer, and teachers in the Belle Plaine School District orchestrate a letter writing campaign. Early last week, Jenn Nagorski sent 366 letters from Belle Plaine students to members of an Army National Guard unit deployed to Egypt. Though he doesn’t know the soldiers who will be receiving the letters, Nagorski knows they will appreciate the words of support, both for their efforts and the appreciation students offer for the sacrifices of both the soldiers and the families they left behind. Belle Plaine students in elementary through junior high school participated in the letterwriting campaign. The older students, members of Ross Nelson’s seventh- and eighth grade social studies class, and elementary-schoolers wrote the letters. Letters from the older students display a higher level of maturity and express empathy to prop up families on the home front.

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Nagorski’s last tour, a 10month stint in Kuwait from October of 2015 through August of 2016, had him spending plenty of time in an office setting guiding other soldiers. Among his responsibilities was keeping an eye out for soldiers who might be showing signs of excessive homesickness and sadness. Nagorski tried not to dwell on missing the holidays with his wife and family when he was deployed. Spending too much time thinking about missing family only makes the days until the assignment ends pass slower. “You don’t think about Christmas,” Nagorski, who plans to retire from the Army National Guard later this year after 24½ years of service. “If you sit and think about what you’re going to be missing, you’re not focusing on what you’re going over there for.”

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Sabrina Sammons, a special education instructor at Oak Crest Elementary, had her students writing letters. She realized how important it was to remember soldiers after her neighbor, Tyler Salden, a BPHS alum, joined the U.S. Marines. Salden came back to visit Sammons and the students at Oak

Crest for Veterans Day last month. Sammons learned from her old neighbor how much the letters are appreciated. She helped her students write supportive letters intended to take their minds of the challenges of military service. Sammons encouraged her students to pay extra attention to punctuation and spelling. While they may not relate to what the deployed soldiers deal with each day, Sammons said the students all wanted their cards to be well done. “They have wives and children and moms and dads,” she said of the soldiers who won’t be home for Christmas. “Sending them a card, a letter, brings Council Member Henry Pressley Jr. (left), Mayor Mike Pingalore (center) and Council Mema little bit of cheer to them.” ber Gary Trost took part in their final meeting Monday night, each receiving a plaque for their Shari Prokosch, coordinator of years of service to the city. Belle Plaine School District’s Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) program, said the letter-writing campaign in the

Private School Students Offer Gifts

Students in Belle Plaine parochial schools also worked on Christmas projects. At Trinity Lutheran School, the students participated in the Belle Plaine Rotary Club’s annual giving tree. Students were able to select gift suggestions for boys and girls of various ages and donate them to the club. The club took them to the CAP Agency to distribute. At Our Lady of the Prairie (OLP), students donated 64 toys to the Belle Plaine Police Department’s annual Christmas toy drive. The school’s sixthgraders in the student council set a goal of 40 donated toys. “There are kids in need and we wanted to help them,” said Max Wermerskirchen.

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Belle Plaine School Board Increases Tax Levy for 2017 With its reserves being spent down, the Belle Plaine School Board approved a property tax levy that will bring in more than $227,000 in new revenue to the district during its final meeting of 2016. The board unanimously OK’d a 4.8 percent increase in the district’s 2017 property tax levy Monday (Dec. 19). The approved levy increases the school district’s share of property taxes on a house valued at $150,000 by about $23 in 2017, said Chuck Keller, the district’s business manager. The levy adds $227,806.46 to the district’s revenues. Adding in last year’s 1.9 percent decrease, the district stressed its two-year average increase is only 3.45 percent. The school board’s handling of the levy is seemingly OK with residents. No property owners addressed the board at the district’s annual truth-in-taxation public hearing.

The district has spent down its fund balance by over $436,000 for the year ending June 30. The district will levy the money in 2017 and receive it at the start of the 2017-18 school year. The biggest area of increase is in the general fund, the section of the budget that covers the school district’s daily expenses, most of which are salaries and benefits of staff. Overall, the biggest area of increase is the general fund is money for a long-term facilities plan, a program covering improvement to roofs and other school district facilities. The amount is based on a state formula and enrollment. Overall, the general fund levy is increasing by 7.72 percent to just over $1.7 million. The levy for community education is being reduced by $2,356.93 – a reduction of 2.03 percent to $113,884.37. Most of the district’s community education programs are self-funded

by participants. The district is levying about $3.151 million to cover debt it issued, an increase of $108,093.10 or 3.55 percent. The impact the increased levy will have on property owners is in part the result of increasing property values in the Belle Plaine School District. District wide, property in 2015 was worth just over $1.003 billion, an increase of $35.63 million or 3.63 percent. Property across the district has been increasing in market value since 2013 when it was valued at approximately $889.84 million.

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In the Spirit of the Season

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‘Sing O Heavens’

Sixth-graders in the student council at Our Lady of the Prairie Catholic School organized a toy drive for the Belle Plaine Police Department’s holiday toy giveaway for families in need. The school’s students donated 64 toys, well beyond the goal of 40 toys. OLP student council members presented the toys to the BPPD last Friday morning (Dec. 16). The group includes (back row, from left) Patrol Officer Brian Vycital, Paul Toma, Max Wermerskirchen, Lucas Neisen, Chief Tom Stolee, (front row) Gavin Gillespie, Mitchell Tracy and Kyler Gohlke.

Children and adults from Our Lady of the Prairie Catholic Church displayed their musical talents Friday evening (Dec. 16) during a special concert in the church, “Sing O Heavens.� Along with a prelude from children of the parish, the concert featured the talents of dozens of performers, including the OLP children’s choir, the school choir, the youth choir, and the men’s choir. The concert concluded with the OLP Parish choir performing “Sing O Heavens.�

Scott County Board OKs 3-Year Pacts With Six Employee Unions Scott County commissioners approved labor contracts with unions representing six groups of employees Dec. 6, agreements that will cumulatively add over $4.75 million to the county’s current payroll. The three-year agreements are for 2017, 2018 and 2019. They involve staff represented by Law Enforcement Labor Services and Teamsters working in sheriff’s communications, corrections officers, licensed deputies and dispatch supervisors. The county also OK’d threeyear deals with staff represented by the American Federation of State, County Municipal Em-

ployees (AFSCME, the county’s largest union) and the International Union of Operating Engineers (Local 49). The agreements were included on the county board’s consent agenda and passed without discussion. The agreement with AFSCME, the communications staff, corrections officers, licensed deputies, communications supervisors and highway staff includes a 2½ percent general adjustment in 2017, followed by 2 percent general adjustments in 2018. Employees can also earn increased pay through pay-for-

performance raises ranging from no increase for an employee whose performance “needs improvementâ€? to 2½ percent for an employee whose performance is deemed “outstandingâ€? depending on where they are on the county’s salary matrix. The total salary impact from the agreements amount to $4,749,000 over the full three years. Of that total, $4,189,000 represents an increase to the base salaries over the course of the three years. The remaining $560,000 are the projected lump-sum payments to employees from 2017 - 2019.

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BELLE PLAINE HERALD, BELLE PLAINE, MINNESOTA spoil them with candy runs to Radermachers and frequent trips to the Lagoon Park. Norma was kind, caring, and known to all as a strong woman. Norma is survived by her sons, Robert (Cyndi) Johnson of Jordan, Paul (Mary) Johnson of Le Center; daughter-in-law,

PAGE THREE Ann Johnson of River Falls, WI; grandchildren, Jeremy, Jacob, Nathan and Makayla; sisters, Ruth Carlson and Valdene Hodapp. Norma will be greeted in Heaven by her husband, George W. (Johnny) Johnson, Jr.; son, Jeffrey Johnson; siblings, Ehler

Bohnsack, Margie Kovich and Adeline Baumann. Mark Hodapp, David Carlson, Patrick Bendzick, Mitch Morlock, Gary Baumgard, Jeremy Johnson, Jacob Johnson, and Nathan Johnson will act as pallbearers. Makayla Johnson will act as honorary pallbearer.

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James L. Malz Lorraine H. Johnson Lorraine Helen Johnson, 74 of Belle Plaine, Minnesota passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at the Ridgeview Hospital in Waconia. Memorial services were held on Tuesday, December 20 at 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Belle Plaine with Rev. Mark Johnson officiating. Interment followed in Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation was one hour prior to the services at the church. Kolden Funeral Home handled the arrangements. She was born November 27, 1942 in Jessenland Township, Sibley County to Wilfred and Marie (Griep) Terrio. She grew up in Blakeley and graduated from Belle Plaine High School in 1961. She married Craig Johnson, 50 years ago, on July 23, 1966 at Zion UCC in Le Sueur, Minnesota. Lorraine was a homemaker and also worked for ADC. She enjoyed cooking, especially fried chicken, baking, visiting on the telephone and camping. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Belle Plaine for many years. Survivors include her husband, Craig; and children, Curt (Cheryl) Johnson, Corey (Lynn) Johnson and LeAnn (Brian) Fahey all of Belle Plaine and Carl (Julie) Johnson of Shakopee; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; sister. Wilma Jean (Merlin) Bartels of Belle Plaine; and a brother-inlaw, Lynn (Jeannie) Johnson of St. Peter; nieces and nephews. Lorraine is preceded in death by her parents; and a sister.

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James L. Malz, 42, of rural Belle Plaine passed away peacefully on Monday, December 12, 2016 at his home in Belle Plaine Township. A Celebration of Jim’s Life Service was held on Saturday, December 17 at 1 p.m. at St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Jordan with Pastor Jeremy Glowicki officiating. There was a visitation two hours prior to service at the church with a private family burial at a later day. Funeral arrangements were with the Wagner Funeral Home of Jordan. Born in New Prague, Minnesota on October 29, 1974, he was the son of Larry and Dorothy (Grasser) Malz. Jim was raised on the family farm and attended Jordan Schools graduating from Jordan High School. After high school he was employed by Softsoap Enterprises, Inc. in Chaska, then obtained his insurance licensure and for a time sold insurance for State Farm. He then went on to become a floor manager/supervisor for Apex International, also in Chaska. He continued employment at Apex until his illness prevented him from working. James loved hunting, fishing, running dogs with his 4-wheeler, playing video games with his nephews, target shooting, bringing in hay and most of all listening to his niece play the saxophone. He also had specialfriendships with his fourlegged friends (Riley, Buddy, BJ and Frosty) who will be lost without him. Jim is survived by his parents, Larry and Dorothy Malz; brother, Dan (Danielle) Malz; sister, Jessica (Ryan) Hanson; his fiance’ and the love of his life, Jackie Schuster; niece, Madison; and nephews, Joseph, godson Scott, David and Tyler. He is preceded in death by his grandparents; aunts; uncles; and many other family members that are all loved and missed. Honorary Pallbearers will be his niece and nephews. Jim’s family offers special thanks to Dr. Sandra Morris and Dr. Elliott Franke.

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Norma Johnson Norma Johnson, of Jordan passed away during the early morning hours of December 19, 2016 at the age of 88. She passed away peacefully and went home to be with the Lord. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, December 23 at 11 a.m. with visitation from 9:30–11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Jordan. Reverend Jeremy Glowicki will preside. Norma will be laid to rest at Spirit Hill Cemetery in Jordan. Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation proudly serves the Johnson family. On July 14, 1928, Norma May was born to parents Fred and Caroline (Tietz) Bohnsack. Norma was the second youngest and loved growing up on the family farm in rural Lanesburg with her siblings, Ehler, Margie, Adeline, Ruth and Valdene. Norma attended school through the 8th grade and was confirmed on March 29, 1942. As a young woman, Norma met the love of her life, George W. (Johnny) Johnson, Jr. Norma and George exchanged wedding vows on May 2, 1947 at the Lanesburg Lutheran Parsonage. They had a wonderful marriage and loved each other deeply. Norma and George settled in Jordan where they raised their three sons, Jeffrey, Robert and Paul. They were also blessed with a foster son, Steven Martin. When the boys were young, Norma was a homemaker, and she took care of everything. She cleaned the house, did the laundry, cooked, baked, repaired things, and did anything else her boys needed. She was a wonderful wife and mother. George and Norma liked to spend time with their family at cabins on Lake Jefferson and Round Lake in Waterville. In Norma’s younger years before children, she began working at the Hamburger Home and Simmons Hardware in Jordan. When the boys were a little older, Norma returned to work at Miller Tool, Norwesco and Fluoroware. Norma was a hard worker and a good employee. When she wasn’t working, she enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking, sewing, embroidery and reading. Norma was also a Minnesota Twins fan and always had the game on TV. Although Norma had many hobbies, the most important things in her life were her family and her faith. In 1985, Norma’s life was changed forever when her beloved George died suddenly. It was because of her deep faith and strong determination that Norma made it through this difficult time. Family became even more important in Norma’s life. She cherished the time she spent with her sisters and Aunt Esther. They loved to shop, go to garage sales and enjoy a cup of coffee together. She also had a great relationship with her sister-in-law, Barb Johnson, who was always a loyal friend to Norma. Throughout her life, Norma was a loving wife, mother and sister, but she especially loved being a grandma to her four grandchildren. She loved to

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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 21 4:30 Youth Choir 6:00 No Connect, Small Groups/ Confirmation Meet 6:30 Worship Choir 7:00 With Ease & Grace Saturday, December 24 Christmas Eve 7:00 a.m. Weight Watchers 3, 5 & 7 p.m. Worship Sunday, December 25 Christmas Day 9 a.m. Worship No Sunday School Wednesday, December 28 No Choir No Connect/Confirmation No 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 21 6:30 p.m. Confirmation 7:30 p.m. Choir Saturday, December 24 7 p.m. Christmas Eve Service Sunday, December 25 10 a.m. Christmas Worship R: Joy Heimark P: Jim Johnson A: Cadence Peterson 12 p.m. Hall reserved for Gruenhagen family First Presbyterian Church 219 W. Main Street, Belle Plaine 952-873-2966 www.fpcbelleplaine.org fpcbelleplaine@frontiernet.net Saturday, December 24th Christmas Eve Service 5:00 pm Worship Service Sunday, December 25th No Sunday Service St. Joseph Catholic Church 213 South 6th Street Henderson, MN 56044 507-248-3550 Sat. Dec. 24 6:00 pm Christmas Eve Mass Sun. Dec. 25 8:00 am Christmas Day Mass & St. John-Assumption Parish 26523 200th Street Belle Plaine, MN 56011 Father Sam 507-248-3550 Sat. Dec. 24 4:00 pm Christmas Eve Mass Sun. Dec. 25 10:00 am Christmas Day Mass St. Thomas Catholic Church St. Thomas Father James Burns Saturday, December 24 4 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass St. Paul’s United Church of Christ 111 S. 6th Street, Henderson Pastor-Deb Meyer 507-248-3594 (Office) Sundays 9:30 Worship time Le Sueur United Methodist Church 730 S. 6th St. • Le Sueur, Mn Christmas Eve Worship 4 p.m. Christmas Day Worship 10:15 a.m.

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The area houses of worship invite you to rejoice this Christmas season with praise, reflection, song and prayer. Their doors are always open, so please join them in celebrating the true meaning of the season. 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. 21st 6:30 pm Confirmation Thursday, Dec. 22nd 7 – 9 pm Choir at Live Nativity, Henderson In front of True Realty, 405 N. Main Saturday, Dec. 24th 7:00 pm Worship & Communion & Children’s Program 11:00 pm Worship with Communion Sunday, Dec. 25th Christmas Day 9:30 am Worship with Communion Tuesday, Dec. 27th 10:00 am Gardenview Worship Service 10:30 am Text Study 10:45 am Oak Terrace Worship with Communion Wednesday, Dec. 28th No 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. Saturday, Dec 24 8:00am Prayer Meeting** Sunday, Dec 25 9:40am Coffee, Food and Fellowship Time 10am Worship Service*

Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church 500 West Church Street Belle Plaine, MN 56011 952-873-6545 Pastor Timothy Redfield www.trinitybelleplaine.org Wednesday, December 21 5:30 p.m. Advent Supper-Pioneers Zion Lutheran Church & School 7 p.m. Christmas Song Service (Usher Team 1) 14745 County Road 153 Friday, December 23 Cologne, MN 55322 No School 952-466-3379 Saturday, December 24 e-mail: leahjanzenzion@gmail. 4 p.m. Christmas Eve Service (Usher com Team 2) Pastor: Eric Zacharias 6 p.m. Christmas Eve Service (Usher Wednesday, 21st Team 3) 5:30 PM | Confirmation Sunday, December 25 Thursday, 22nd 9 a.m. Christmas Day Service (Usher 10:30 AM | PK/K Christmas Play Team: 4/Video: Q. Anderson) Friday, 23rd Mon.-Wed., Dec. 26-28 8 AM | Christmas Program Dress No School Rehearsal Tuesday, December 27 10:00 AM | School Christmas Party 1 p.m. Trinity Knotters School Dismissed by Noon Saturday, 24th Sand Creek Baptist Church 7:30 PM | Christmas Eve Program Loving Serving and Obeying “Star Struck” Christ Sunday, 25th Currently Meeting at 9:30 AM | Service 312 Water St., Jordan Sunday School During Sermon 9 a.m. Adult Bible Fellowship & Monday, 26th – Jan. 2nd Sunday School NO SCHOOL Christmas Break 10 a.m. Worship Service Our Lady of The Prairie Catholic Church - Belle Plaine Fr. Brian Lynch 952-873-6564

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on how it will evaluate the performance of Superintendent Ryan Laager. The district hired Laager in the summer of 2015. Director Dan Gardner, the school board’s chairman, said the board will perform “a collaborative goals-based evaluationâ€? of Laager’s job performance. It will look at performance from fall of 2015 through to the present. The board plans to complete the review in early-2017. After the end of this school year, a “summative reportâ€? of his work will be completed, he said. The school board will do regular evaluations starting in the 2017-18 school year. The Minnesota School Board Association suggests criteria the board should consider. The board will add “our own touchâ€? to the process,â€? Gardner said. Board members and Laager will create goals between now and the Jan. 9 meeting. At that time, the board will look over goals presented and make a decision on the two or three district goals and one or two personal professional goals, he said. “We will agree upon a rating form with commentary, including a self-evaluation formâ€? from Laager. In other action at the Dec 19 meeting, the Belle Plaine School Board: • Paid bills totaling $853,100.43. • Accepted the resignation of Cory Pauly, paraprofessional. • Accepted the resignation of Janene Meyer and Bethany Otto from their shared second assistant track coach positions. • Accepted the resignation of Lisa Jamison as track adjunct coach. The board also hired Jamison as second assistant track coach, Year 6, $1,655. • Approved the hire of Annalee Koonst as a paraprofessional for seven hours per day for

the 2016-17 school year. She will be paid $13.28 per hour. She was also hired as a long term substitute for Rachel Benson from approximately Jan. 4, 2017 through April 4, 2017 at the daily pay rate of $194.14. • Approved the hire of Kelly Vourlos as a long-term substitute for Renetta Halverson through December 22, 2016. She’ll be paid $194.14 per day. • Approved the hire of Ryan Wolf as a long-term substitute for Katie Anez through March 3, 2017. He’ll be paid $194.14 per day. • Approved the hire of Ryan Wolf as a long term substitute for Adam Smith from March 6, 2017 through June 5, 2017. He’ll be paid $194.14 per day. • Approved the hire of Devin Lehmann as the first assistant track coach during Adam Smith’s leave of absence at Year 1, $2,382. • Approved Belle Plaine firstand third-graders attending Jordan Schools during the 2016-17 school year. • Approved a Belle Plaine pre-K student attending Chaska’s Early Childhood program. • Honored Isiah Trimbo, a BPHS sophomore, for a perfect score on the ACT exam. • Honored the BPHS football team for its season, which ended in the quarterfinal round of the state tournament. • Heard a report from Dave Kreft and Mindy Chevalier, BPHS’s principal and assistant principal, on the school’s new grading system. • Heard a report on the district’s annual audit by Eide Bailly. The board unanimously approved the audit. • Rescheduled the board’s Jan. 9 work session from 6 p.m. to a 5 p.m. start. • Approved a Policy 513 governing student promotion, retention and program design.

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It is budgeting to spend meeting, the Green Isle City Tuesday & Friday 10 am-5 December, a move that likely $449,101 in 2017 – a reduction Council: pm Paid bills totaling saved taxpayers a bit of money of just over 1½ percent from • Wednesday & Thursday 1 in 2017. $71,965.23. this year. pm-8 pm After the city council’s annual Green Isle’s 2017 general fund • Discussed how to fill the Saturday 10 am - 2 pm truth-in-taxation hearing last budget includes $61,755 for public works position that be**All Scott County Libraries Tuesday (Dec. 13), the council public safety in 2017, a 3 per- came vacant with the passing will be closed December 24th, unanimously approved the levy cent increase over 2016. The of Joe Dacey. The city council 25th and 26th for Christmas. for 2017. Councilors reduced council budgeted $115,978 for will discuss how to fill the poThey will also be closed Janu- the growth of 2017 property streets and roads, a 2.9 percent sition after the new mayor and ary 1st and 2nd for New Year’s tax levy to an increase of 2.19 increase over last year. The city councilor are sworn-in. Day. percent from the 3.1 percent OK’d $80,257 for general gov- • Having received permission CHILDREN’S PRO- preliminary levy increase they ernment expenses, a 6.8 percent to dispatch beaver(s) clogging GRAMS set earlier this fall. The final increase over 2016. It is reduc- a drainage pipe in a pond in the Early Literacy Story Time be- 2017 levy is $551,681. It was ing its operational support on northwest corner of the city, the gan September 16. They will set after the council removed the community school by 30.2 council allowed two citizens to be every Friday from 10:30-11 $5,000 from the parks capital percent to $49,226 in 2017. handle removing the wildlife. a.m. fund budget. Last year’s levy The city is once again bud- • Approved paying Council 1/6 ELC Cooking Fun geting no money for economic member Mark Wentzlaff $700 was $539,847. 1/13 ECFE Dinosaurs The council made the change development. It last committed for his work on the sanitary 1/20 ELC Winter despite no taxpayers attend- $26,373 to economic develop- sewer system on a house on 1/27 ECFE Pets ing the annual public hearing ment in 2015 and $24,298 in the 500 block of Fourth Street. 2/3 ELC Snow Day Wentzlaff abstained on the meant to give them a voice in 2014. 2/10 ECFE Valentine’s Day the levy setting process. Coun- The city is planning a contin- vote. 2/17 ELC Dog Sled Racing cilor Shawn Harms led the drive gency of $13,049 – 3 percent • Approved buying gift certifiand Iditarod to reduce the final levy from the more than in 2016. The council cates at the convenience store to 3/3 ELC Families preliminary. He did so knowing agreed to take money not spent thank two residents who helped 3/10 ECFE MN Authors the change wouldn’t amount to on capital equipment in 2017 the city with park maintenance 3/17 ELC Muddy March much for the average taxpayers and create a new fund for future in Joe Dacey’s absence. 3/24 ECFE Springtime but pushed for the change on equipment purchases. The mon- • Discussed ongoing code en3/21 ELC Construction ey set aside would potentially forcement cases in the city. principal. 4/7 ECFE Puddles and Ducks The reduction from 3.1 to 2.19 4/14 ELC Weather percent increases should save 4/21 ECFE Mystery Books the owners of a house valued 4/28 ELC Fish for taxation at $100,000 about Storytime Saturdays: Join $30 on the city’s portion of us one Saturday a month 2017 property taxes. The 2.19 from 10:30-11 for storytime percent increase will bump the and crafts. city portion of the property tax 1/21 from 10:30 am to 11 am bill to $1,388 for 2017. That’s Mo Willems Theme an increase of about $30 from 2/25 from 10:30 am to 11 am 2016, according to the Sibley One mascot or two – Jaguars son said the survey will likely Dr. Seuss Theme County Auditor’s Office. 3/18 from 10:30 am to 11 am After years of declining val- or Hubmen? 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Thirty Years Ago This Week

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Belle Plaine kindergarten students invited a guest to the Belle Plaine Elementary School gym on Sept. 22, 1986 for the annual Breakfast With Santa program. After everyone had been served breakfast by kindergarten teachers Diane Becker and Joanne Devine and other staff, the Jolly Old Man made his appearance and made rounds from table to table, questioning the children on their good behavior the past year and asking what is on their Christmas list. In the top photo, Judy Otto smiled at her son, Tommy, as he received a treat from Santa after convincing him that he had been a good boy that year. In the photo at right is Shea Albrecht confiding in Santa about what she wanted under her tree on Christmas morning. The weather outside was delightful! Belle Plaine was enjoying a veritable heat wave for a over a week as temperatures stayed unseasonably mild with highs in the mid- to upper-30s. With no snow on the ground, a “brown Christmas” was almost assured as weather reports did not forecast any significant snowfall before then in the fivestate area. In observance of Christmas Eve that Wednesday, most Belle Plaine Belle Plaine businesses would be closing at 4 p.m. A 4-year-old 60- by 108-foot steel-covered pole storage shed on the Loren Lenzen farm was destroyed by fire that Sunday afternoon. Scott County Attorney Kathleen Morris would become a part-time public defender handling misdemeanors in Scott County after she would leave office in January. Morris had been county attorney for eight years. She was defeated in the 1986 election by New Prague attorney James Terwedo. Helen McCue retired as director of the Belle Plaine senior citizens group, for which there were 65 members. The Scott County Human Services Department was in charge of finding a replacement for McCue. Muellers Store, a part of Hamburg for 80 years, would close its doors at the end of 1986. The Muellers had sold the store to

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wrestler Buck Zumhofe, who would expand his ringside bar into that part of the building. Lydia Herrmann, age 81, of Belle Plaine, passed away Dec. 21 at Queen of Peace Hospital in New Prague. Mrs. Herrmann was born in Faxon Township to Louis and Anna (Schmidt) Koepp. She married George Herrmann at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Belle Plaine on April 25, 1925. She was employed in the bottling works of the Belle Plaine Creamery and at Green Giant Co., Le Sueur. Erwin R. Kerkow, age 78, of Belle Plaine, passed away at Queen of Peace Hospital in New Prague. Mr. Kerkow was born in Blakeley Township to William and Ida (Kochlin) Kerkow. He married Ludina Tesch on Nov. 24, 1931 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Belle Plaine. He farmed in Blakeley Township and was employed by the Minnesota Highway Department until he retired in 1974. He served as Blakeley Township clerk for six years. Three Belle Plaine students came up winners in the Voice of Democracy Contest sponsored by the local VFW Post and Auxiliary. Jay Denny took first place, Mike Gaffney second and Jane Glynn third. The BPHS boys’ basketball team defeated Waterville 63-55 and Norwood 49-48 that week. Scott Schimdt had 16 points

against Waterville and Jeff Johnson had 16 points and 11 rebounds against Norwood. The Tiger girls’ basketball team split two conference games, losing to Norwood 4236 and beating Le Center 5737. Sally Halbmaier and Julie Halquist both netted 14 points in the win against Le Center. The BPHS wrestling team lost its first match of the season, falling to Norwood 30-27. John Bergs and Brian Stier both won by fall for the Tigers.

60 Years Ago (1956)

Down in the records as one of the community’s best years went to 1956. With its seasons of perfect weather, it brought bumper yields of corn, beans and hay. It was a year without severe storms, fire, epidemic or other disaster. Hayes Furniture moved that week to its new building. The building was 38 feet wide and 124 deep. It gave the store about the largest floor space in town. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Guertin, who had been on the Fred Keup farm in St. Lawrence, purchased

the Mrs. August Schroeder farm just north of Belle Plaine. The 140-acre Ed Rosival farm as the east side of Belle Plaine was purchased by Leonard Eischens of St. Benedict. Mr. and Mrs. Rosival made their home in New Prague. David Farrell died at the hospital at the age of 85 following a stroke. The residence of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Ashauer was chosen as the winner in Belle Plaine’s first Christmas lighting contest. Second place went to the Dr. D.W. Wilson residence, third place to Bud Druke, fourth place to Ed Melchior and fifth place to Maurice Walsh. Christmas joy turned to sorrow Christmas Day when Marty, 5-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Giesen of Green Isle, met instant death when a serving bar at the school dining hall in Union Hill tipped over, falling on the boy and crushing him. After being closed for nearly a month, the local movie theater reopened with showings five nights a week. Old friends here of Mrs. Thomas C. McHugh, nee Elle Siegfried of Seattle, Wash., received word of her death there. She had left here for the West Coast many years ago. Frank Albrecht died. For 40 years his activities as a promoter of our community auctions, as a shipper and buyer of livestock, made his name a household word in all the surrounding communities. He was 67 years old. Mrs. Gertrude Goodell (Nelson), a resident of Blakeley until she married, died at the age of 78. Harriet Barten, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Barten, and Agnes Witt, daughter of Mrs. Gilbert Witt, completed their airlines and business course at Humboldt Institute in Minneapolis and received their diplomas. They were going to Dayton, Ohio, where they accepted positions. Peter Rech, 77-yaer-old retired farmer and former Scott County commissioner, died at Community Memorial Hospital in New Prague. He was a native of Union Hill.

at her home in Le Sueur where she lived in her later years. There was quite a gathering at the John McDevitt home for the holidays with the presence of all their children, some coming from California, Michigan, North Dakota and other places. When Ed Flynn made shipment of 60 hogs averaging 240 pounds, he hit the highest mark in several weeks, $11.75. A town basketball team was organized under sponsorship of Messenbring Bros. auto sales agency. Chas. Ulrich, brother-in-law of John and Chris Woestehoff, died at age 82, and many from this area attended his funeral in Sharon Township. The community Christmas program had a wintry setting. With a snowstorm raging, Santa Claus arrived in a bobsled, and at the Christmas tree in the center of town, he threw out packages of goodies to the assembled youngsters. The town band played selections before and after Santa’s arrival. Atty. Jos. L. Hilgers of Jordan was appointed judge of probate to fill the vacancy resulting from the resignation of Nicholas Meyer, who had been probate judge for 47 years and had become very ill. Mrs. Peter Feider, a former resident of Belle Plaine, died and funeral services and burial were held in Mankato. Carl A. Schmidt and son Sam came back from Alberta, Canada, to spend a month with

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the former’s brother, Herman Schmidt. It was his first visit to his boyhood home in eight years. It had been 45 years since he left to strike out for himself, the last 10 years being in Alberta.

120 Years Ago (1896)

Sleighing parties were numerous that Christmas Day. The weather was beautiful. The W.H. Nichols family returned to Belle Plaine to live, having sold their farm at River Falls, Wis. The most surprised individual at the Christmas Eve exercises at St. John’s Lutheran Church was the pastor, Rev. F. Maser, when the congregation presented him with many wonderful gifts. Bob Stratton was elected head of the local Woodmen Camp. Other officers were E.E. Chard, John Jackson, N.P. Lindberg, W.O. McDevitt, Chas. Hillstrom, Dr. Bohland, Geo. Bateman and John Corcoran. Herb Sielaff went to St. Paul to study pharmacy. A dog went mad in New Prague, bit two men, several cattle and another dog. It was killed when it ran into a hardware store. The other dog and cattle were also killed and the two men were sent to Chicago for treatment. Mild weather killed the St. Paul ice palace project. Money collected for the ice palace was returned to the donors.

Warm wishes to you and your family this holiday season! May you have a happy New Year!

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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. Annes 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. and 11 p.m., Christmas Day – 9 a.m.; New Year’s Eve at 5:15 p.m.; New Year’s Day 8 and 10:30 a.m. The 3rd Annual Travis Reak / Jeff Miller Memorial Volleyball Tournament was held Saturday, December 10 at the Le Center Middle School Gym. Twentyfive teams participated, all team donations went to the TCU Wrestling Boosters and to local scholarships.

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tire department were angered by what they believed is a person taking advantage of a good cause. “It’s a great toy drive for those that don’t have a lot. We have a very, very giving community.� Belle Plaine police eventually contacted the woman, who previously lived in Belle Plaine. She claimed she was selling the toys to generate money to buy her children nicer gifts, Stolee said. She was cited for theft. Kramer is due in Scott County District Court Feb. 27 on a misdemeanor theft charge. Kramer said it was a mistake to sell the items online. She said she sold one item online because one of her children already had the toy. Kramer said she returned the unsold toys to the police department, with a replacement for the one that was sold. Stolee said the department and Kramer don’t agree on the number of toys returned. Stolee said the department caught the woman because of advances in technology. The chief is concerned the woman’s alleged actions will dissuade people from offering donations in the future. He said the department may review the way it distributes toys, but doesn’t want to turn away people truly in need.

A Jordan woman is charged with theft by swindle after she accepted 13 donated toys from the Belle Plaine Police Department’s toy drive and then tried to sell the toys online for profit. Police allege Breanna Kramer, 34, accepted 13 toys from the police department toy drive Dec. 13. The toys included a Barbie, a Razor Scooter and “all kinds of good stuff,� said Belle Plaine Police Chief Tom Stolee. The department was able to provide people needing toys for Christmas because of generous donors, he said. Two days after the woman accepting the donated toys, police learned she was allegedly selling them on a Jordan online sales Facebook page, Stolee said. “Obviously, I was very upset,� the chief said. He and the en-

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by: Edna Weiers St. John’s Catholic Church St. Scholastica Church Father Dave and Deacon Bob Weekend Masses at St. John Christmas Eve 11 p.m. Servers: Joseph & Trenton Huebl, Brad, Samantha and Julie Kubes Christmas Day 10 a.m. Servers: Sarah & Morgan Pint, Anna Holden and Abby Knutson At St. Scholastica Christmas Day 8 a.m. Servers: Lydia Schmitz and Matt Schoenecker Wednesday Dec. 21st at 7 p.m. The religion classes’ Annual Christmas Program Mass at St. John with refreshments following The Shakopee Area Catholic School presented the Holiday sounds of SACS on Tuesday Dec. 13th. Granddaughter Leah Smith plays trumpet in the 6th grade band, who played along with 5th and 7th and 8th grade bands and choir groups. Attending from here were Edna Weiers, Audrey Zurn, Dan and Bridget Smith and many parents and grandparents and families. The New Prague Area Community Band along with choir and bell and flute groups received many nice compliments on the group’s performances last Sunday Dec. 11. Band members from this community include Jayne Weiers and Mary Jean Halloran on percussion; Wilfred Heine on trumpet and Carol Heine and Edna Weiers on saxophone. We have a break now until January 23rd. Humor Corner: Two elderly Norwegians were lounging around the retirement home in Luverne, MN. One of them looked at the other saying �ya know I can’t remember your name? What is your name?� The other Norwegian scratched his head, shifted from one foot to the other and finally said, “How soon to you need to know?�

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Belle Plaine Police Report The week of Dec. 12-18, Belle area hospital. Plaine police responded to the Thursday, Dec. 15 following selected calls: A person on the 200 block of East Commerce Drive called for medical help at 4:44 a.m. A Monday, Dec. 12 A person on the 800 block of man was transported to an area South Chestnut Street called hospital. for medical help at 10:59 p.m. A person on the 300 block of A man was transported to an South Willow Street called for medical help at 7:32 a.m. A area hospital. Police stopped a vehicle for woman was transported to an an equipment violation near the area hospital. intersection of East Main and A person on the 100 block of North Walnut streets at 11:29 South Willow Street reported at p.m. The driver, a 30-year-old 4:23 p.m. the theft of medicaBelle Plaine man, was cited for tion from a mailbox. Police are possession of a small amount investigating. of marijuana, drug parapherna- Police stopped a vehicle near lia and inoperable headlamps. the intersection of South MeHe forfeited $100 in cash. ridian and East Raven streets at 4:55 p.m. for driving withTuesday, Dec. 13 A person on the 200 block out headlights after sunset. The of West State Street called for driver, a Belle Plaine man, 29, medical help at 3:30 a.m. A was also cited for possession of woman was checked by the marijuana and drug parapherambulance crew but declined nalia. A person on the 300 block of transport. A person on the 500 block of East Century Street called for South Maple Street called for medical help at 8:18 p.m. A medical help at 11:20 a.m. A woman was transported to an man was transported to an area area hospital. A property-damage crash hospital. A person on the 200 block near the intersection of Highof West State Street called for way 169 and East Main Street medical help at 3:18 p.m. A was reported at 10:13 p.m. A man was transported to an area vehicle slid on ice and snow, crossing two lanes and hitting a hospital. A property-damage crash at guardrail. the intersection of Laredo Av- Friday, Dec. 16 enue and East Orchard Street Police requested at 1:16 p.m. a vehicle parked on the 500 block was reported at 3:31 p.m. A person on the 300 block of of West Court Street be towed. South Market Street called for It had not been moved in over medical help at 11:03 p.m. A a week. OfďŹ cer issued another woman was transported to an 48-hour parking violation. A three-car property-damage area hospital. crash near the intersection of Wednesday, Dec. 14 A person on the 200 block of East Enterprise Drive and South East Commerce Drive called Laredo Street was reported at for medical help at 11:03 a.m. 6:49 p.m. Two of the three veA man was transported to an hicles were damaged. Saturday, Dec. 17 area hospital. A person on the 400 block of Eleven vehicles were cited for North Meridian Street called parking in the street during a for medical help at 6:51 p.m. A snow emergency. woman was transported to an A person on the 600 block

of West Main Street called for medical help at 5:34 p.m. A man was transported to an area hospital. A person on the 600 block of West Main Street called for medical help at 5:51 p.m. A woman was transported to an area hospital. A Shakopee man, 23, was stopped at 7:06 p.m. near the intersection of East Commerce Drive for an equipment violation. He was also cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and arrested on an outstanding arrest warrant. Sunday, Dec. 18 A person on the 100 block of South Walnut Street called for medical help at 11:36 p.m. A man was transported to an area hospital.

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The week of Dec. 12-18, Belle Plaine ďŹ reďŹ ghters responded to the following selected calls: Monday, Dec. 12 FireďŹ ghters responded at 1:38 p.m. to a call for medical help on the 22700 block of Delaware Avenue in St. Lawrence Township. A man, 42, was not breathing. The man passed away. Friday, Dec. 16 FireďŹ ghters were dispatched at 9:47 a.m. to a ďŹ re alarm on the 600 block of West Main Street. They were cancelled en route. Burnt toast. Saturday, Dec. 17 At 2:07 a.m., ďŹ reďŹ ghters responded to a report of a semi truck leaking fuel northeast of the intersection of Stopplemann Boulevard and Highway 169 in Belle Plaine Township. The truck had run off the road and hit a sign. The broken sign punctured the truck’s fuel tank. FireďŹ ghters secured the leak and provided trafďŹ c control. There were no injuries reported.

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City Council Curtain Call Theatre to Hold (continued from page 1)

‘Remembrance Run’ to Make its Way Through B.P., Area Monday

The 30th annual “Remembrance Run� will make its way through Belle Plaine and area communities Monday (Dec. 26) morning. The run memorializes the fate of 38 Dakota warriors following military tribunal trials after the Dakota uprising of 1862. They left Fort Snelling just after midnight Dec. 26, 1982. Several hours later, 38 Dakota men on their way to the gallows in Mankato made their way through Belle Plaine and the area. Following a similar path their

ancestors took, the runners will leave Fort Snelling shortly after midnight. They’ll make their way through Burnsville, Savage, Shakopee on Highway13 and County Road 101 before turning south on Highway 169 through Jordan and Belle Plaine. They head south on 169 through Le Sueur and St. Peter before reaching Mankato and Land of Memories Park. The lead runner carries a feathered staff. The weather and number of runners impact the pace of the run. The runners typically make their way

through Belle Plaine just before dawn or around sunrise Dec. 26. The 38 men were hanged later that day in the largest mass execution in United States history. In Jordan, Bob Schmitz opens the Hub of Jordan from 3-6 a.m. for the runners to take a break and for anyone interested to learn about the Remembrance Run. He also plays the DVD, “The Dakota 38â€? to encourage understanding of the Dakota Uprising of 1862 and the conict between American Indians and families of white settlers.

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West Main and State streets. In other business Monday night, the council unanimously approved pay increases for city employees in 2017. City Finance Director Dawn Meyer reported that the council each year needs to approve wages and salaries for all municipal employees. “The wages were discussed and set during the budgeting process that began in July,â€? Meyer reported. “The recommendation for this year is a 1.5 percent market adjustment to the wage scale and a 2.75 percent cost-of-living-allowance (COLA) increase for nonunion employees and a 2.75 percent COLA increase for union employees per contracts.â€? *Unanimously approved the purchase of an 84-inch Bobcat snow blower from Lano Equipment of Norwood at a state-bid price of $5,582. *Accepted a $20,000 donation from the Belle Plaine Friends of the Library from lawful charitable gambling funds to be used for future public library expenses. *Unanimously accepted the closing details of the Enterprise Drive extension and new overpass projects that are now fully complete, and authorized the transfer of any remaining balance to the city’s capital fund. *Unanimously approved pay request No. 10 and ďŹ nal by S.M. Hentges and Sons for $186,181.91 for work on the Enterprise Drive overpass project. Also approved pay request No. 7 and ďŹ nal by Chard Tiling and Excavating for $11,754.88 for work on the 2015 street and utility improvement project. *Unanimously approved a large assembly permit for the Belle Plaine Hockey Association’s annual day-long tournament on the rinks across the street from the junior/senior high school on Saturday, Jan. 14. *Accepted the resignation of Justin Dean as a member of the Belle Plaine Fire Department, effective Dec. 9. *Community Development Director Cynthia Smith Strack reported that a program called Belle Plaine Jobs Spot will debut shortly. Belle Plaine Jobs Spot is a job/resume sharing web resource that will be paired with the city’s website and will be available to employers for posting jobs and potential employees for posting resumes. Jobs will be speciďŹ c to the 56011 zip code. The next regular meeting of the Belle Plaine City Council is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3 in the City Hall building at 218 North Meridian Street downtown. In observance of the Christmas and New Year holidays, Belle Plaine city ofďŹ ces will be closed from noon Friday, Dec. 23 through Monday, Dec. 26; and from noon Friday, Dec. 30 through Monday, Jan. 2.

Auditions for Upcoming Show Curtain Call Theatre announces auditions for its winter dinner theatre. This year’s show will be “Spreading it Aroundâ€? by Londos D’Arrigo. Auditions will be held at Hilltop Hall in Montgomery on Tuesday, Jan. 3 and Wednesday, Jan. 4 from 6:30-8:00 both evenings. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. The show will be directed by David Ott. Performance dates will be Feb. 17, 18, 24, 25 and 26 at Hilltop Hall. A wealthy widow living in an upscale retirement community is tired of handing out money to her unappreciative children. So she, along with her neighbor, start the “S.I.N. (Spending It Now) Foundation,â€? to give to those truly in need. When her greedy son and his shopaholic wife ďŹ nd out what she’s up to, they attempt to have her declared ďŹ nancially incompetent by secretly bringing in

a psychiatrist to evaluate her. However, mom learns of their scheme and turns the tables on them - showing just how competent she really is. Featuring delicious roles for adult and mature actors, this poignant family comedy has played numerous theatre in the US and Canada, and continues spreading the laughs around. Characters in this delightful comedy include: Angie Drayton - a likeable, caring, active woman in her sixties; Martin Wheeler - Angie’s neighbor, a ďŹ t, well-preserved man in his 60s or 70s; Larry Drayton - Angie’s son, an arrogant, self-important fellow; Traci Drayton - Larry’s wife, and Angie’s daughter-in-law, a selfabsorbed fashionista; and Dr. Krapinsky - a psychiatrist. For more information, visit www.CurtainCallTheatre.net or contact the director, David Ott, at delta305@gmail.com.

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Legal Notices LEGAL NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of Greentree Development Corporation (a nonprofit affiliate 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 Directors of Greentree Development Corporation By: /s/William I. Jaffa Executive Director Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, December 14 and 21, 2016.

LEGAL NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING 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 representa-

tives 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. 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.

State of Minnesota County of Scott First Judicial District District Court Probate division FIle No. 70-PR-14-14789 NOTICE and order of hearing on petition for probate of will and appointment of personal representative and notice to creditors Estate of J. Clarice Gergen, aka Jeanette Clarice Gergen Decedent. It is Ordered and Notice is given that on January 17, 2017, at 9:00 a.m., a hearing will be held in this Court at 200 Fourth Avenue West, Shakopee, Minnesota, for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the Will of the Decedent dated, October 26, 1993 ("Will"), and for the appointment of Lawrence J. Gergen, whose address is 3446 Dogwood Avenue, Fertile, IA 50434, as Personal Representative 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 Representative 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. Dated: December 12, 2016Filed in Scott County Courts December 12, 2016 By the Court Christian Wilton

Judge of District Court Phil Bird, Court Administrator, Deputy Attorney for Petitioner Anton Cheskis, #0390001 Huemoeller & Gontarek PLC 16670 Franklin Trail, Suite 210 Prior Lake, MN, 55372 Telephone: (952) 447-2131 Fax: (952) 447-5628 Email: ac@priorlakelaw.com Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, December 21 and 28, 2016.

State of Minnesota County of Scott First Judicial District District Court Probate division FIle No. 70-PR-16-21726 NOTICE OF INFORMAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Intestate) Estate of Richard Louis Battaglia, Decedent. Notice is given that an application for informal appointment of personal representative has been filed with the Registrar. No will has been presented for probate. The application has been granted. Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed Wendy M. Richardson, whose address is 8009 Florida Avenue North, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 as personal representative of the Estate of the Decedent. Any heir 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 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. Filed in Scott County Courts December 6, 2016 Vicky L. Carlson, Registrar Phil Bird, Court Administrator, Deputy Attorney for Wendy M. Richardson William F. Huefner Barna, Guzy & Steffen, Ltd. 200 Coon Rapids Blvd., Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55433 Attorney License No: 238855 Telephone: 763-780-8500 Fax: 763-790-1777 Email: whuefner@bgs.com Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, December 21 and 28, 2016.

State of Minnesota County of Scott District Court First Judicial District FIle No. 70-PR-16-22627 NOTICE OF INFORMAL probate of will and informal APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS In Re: Estate of Suzanne Mary Reitmeier, a/k/a Suzanne M. Reitmeier, 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 March 21, 2012. The Registrar accepted the application and informally appointed Tara E. Reitmeier, whose address is 2521 Humboldt Ave. S., Apt. #312, Minneapolis, MN 55405, 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 16, 2016 Filed in Scott County Courts December 16, 2016 Vicky L. Carlson, Registrar Phil Bird, Court Administrator, Deputy Brekke, Clyborne & Ribich, L.L.C. 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 21 and 28, 2016.

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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. ยง580.07. 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.

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. ยง580.07. 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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(continued from previous page) STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF SCOTT DISTRICT COURT FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No. 70-CV-16-20430 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE In the Matter of the Petition of JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, in relation to Certificate of Title No. 51162 issued for land in the County of Scott and State of Minnesota and legally described as follows: Lot 11, except the East one-half, and all of Lot 10, Block 5, JAMES A. CASEY FOURTH ADDITION ----------------------------------TO: Nicholas A. Rasmussen and Rachana M. Rasmussen Upon receiving and filing the Report of Examiner of Titles in the above-entitled matter, IT IS ORDERED, that you, and all persons interested, appear before this Court on February 8, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. in the Scott County Government Center, 200 Fourth Avenue West, City of Shakopee, County of Scott, State of Minnesota, and then, or as soon thereafter as the above-entitled matter can be heard, show cause, if any there be, why this Court should not enter an Order as follows: That the Registrar of Titles, upon the filing with him of a certified copy of this Order, shall cancel Certificate of Title No. 51162 and enter a new certificate of title for the land therein described in favor of JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, 3415 Vision Drive, Columbus, OH, free from all memorials now appearing on the present Certificate of Title, the last of which is Document T239108, and free from the memorial of this Order. Attendance is required only by those who wish to object to the entry of the above-described Order. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, that this Order be served: (a) at least 14 days prior to such hearing upon the above-named parties residing in this State in the manner provided by law for the service of Summons in a civil action; (b) it shall be served at least 14 days before the hearing upon each of the above-named non-residents by sending a copy of this Order to the non-resident's post office address, by registered or certified mail, return receipt; (c) except as provided in Paragraph (d) below, it shall be served upon each of the above-named parties who cannot be found by three weeks publication and by sending a copy of this Order at least 14 days prior to the hearing by first class mail to the last known address of such party and by sending another copy of this Order at least 14 days prior to the hearing by first class mail to the address of such party as stated on the Certificate of Title if an address is so stated, which service shall be deemed complete 21 days after the first publication; and (d) upon a dissolved, withdrawn or revoked business entity governed by Minn. Stat. Chp. 302A, 303, 317A, 322A, 322B or 323 in the manner provided by Minn. Stat. Section 5.25. Approved: By: Stephanie M. Young Deputy Examiner of Titles Dated: November 30, 2016 By: Ann M. Offerman Judge of District Court USSET, WEINGARDEN & LIEBO P.L.L.P /s/ Adam Soczynski Adam Soczynski, #0264805 Attorney for Petitioner 4500 Park Glen Road, Suite 300 Minneapolis, Minnesota 55416 (952) 925-3644 Telephone (952) 925-5879 Facsimile Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, December 21 and 28, 2016 and January 4, 2017.

NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION TO CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS OF RAINBOW RUMPUS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all creditors and claimants of Rainbow Rumpus, in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, Section 317A.727, that: 1. DISSOLUTION: The nonprofit corporation has dissolved and is in the process of winding up its affairs; 2. NOTICE: The nonprofit corporation filed with the Secretary of State of Minnesota a Notice of Dissolution on the 5th day of December, 2016; 3. CLAIMS: All claims must be presented to 16399 Itasca Avenue SE, Prior Lake, MN 55372 by no later than March 22, 2017. SIGNED IN WITNESS HEREOF on the 16th day of December, 2016. RAINBOW RUMPUS BY Carol OttosonITS AUTHORIZED AGENT Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, December 21 and 28, 2016 and January 4 and 11, 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: May 10, 2013 MORTGAGOR: Erin C. Longo and Christopher R. Longo, wife and husband. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded May 17, 2013 Scott County Recorder, Document No. A 936218. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to:

JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association. Dated April 19, 2016 Recorded April 25, 2016, as Document No. A1000263. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100061907000376467 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Summit Mortgage Corporation RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 4854 South Park Court, Savage, MN 55378 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 261280480 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 15, Block 4, Lexington Place COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $225,732.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $218,338.51 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: February 14, 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 August 14, 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: December 9, 2016 JPMorgan Chase 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 30 - 16-007729 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, December 21 and 28, 2016 and January 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2017.

THREE RIVERS PARK DISTRICT BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS AND SCOTT COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS JOINT BOARD MEETING MINUTES December 1, 2016 Park District Commissioners Present: John Gunyou, Board Chair; Steven E. Antolak, Jennifer DeJournett, Daniel Freeman, Gene Kay and Penny Steele Scott County Commissioners Present: Barbara Marschall, Board Chair; Michael Beard, Jon Ulrich and Tom Wolf 1. OPENING BUSINESS Park District Board Chair John Gunyou called the meeting to order at the Park District Administrative Center – Board Room, 3000 Xenium Lane North, Plymouth, MN at 12:05 p.m. 2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA Motion by Kay, seconded by Freeman, to approve the agenda of the December 1, 2016, Joint Board Meeting of Three Rivers Park District and Scott County. All Ayes, No Nays, Motion Adopted 3. NEW BUSINESS A. 2016 Partnership Initiatives and 2017 Work Plan No action required; this item, which included a video and PowerPoint Presentation, was presented by Patricia Freeman, Scott County Parks and Trails General Manager. B. 2017 Three Rivers-Scott County Partnership Budget Motion by Freeman, seconded by Antolak, to approve the 2017 Three Rivers Park District-Scott County partnership operating budget in the amount of $2,306,162, and the 2017 partnership lottery-in-lieu-of maintenance and rehabilitation program totaling $41,300. All ayes, no nays, MOTION ADOPTED

BELLE PLAINE HERALD, BELLE PLAINE, MINNESOTA Motion by Wolf seconded by Ulrich, to approve the 2017 Three Rivers Park District-Scott County partnership operating budget in the amount of $2,306,162, and the 2017 partnership lottery-in-lieu-of maintenance and rehabilitation program totaling $41,300. All ayes, no nays, MOTION ADOPTED 4. ADJOURNMENT Park District Board Chair John Gunyou adjourned the meeting at 12:47 p.m. John Gunyou, Board Chair Three Rivers Park District Board of Commissioners Barbara Marschall, Board Chair Scott County Board of Commissioners On a motion by Commissioner Wolf, seconded by Commissioner Beard, the following actions were approved unanimously. All resolutions are available in the office of the County Administrator and are made a part of this record by reference. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, December 21, 2016.

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS COUNTY OF SCOTT DECEMBER 6, 2016 (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 2:00 p.m., with the following members present: Commissioner Marschall, presiding, Commissioner Wagner, Commissioner Wolf, Commissioner Beard and Commissioner Ulrich. (2) Amendments to the Agenda: Chair Marschall announced that per staff request the agenda item to authorize issuance of a Concrete Storage and Recycling Facility License to Final Grade in Sand Creek Township is being pulled from today’s agenda and will be considered at a future meeting. Chair Marschall also announced the agenda item to authorize amending the Yard and Tree Waste Processing Facility License for Midwest Recycling Solutions has been amended by replacing the attachment to the request. Commissioner Wolf moved, seconded by Commissioner Beard to approve the agenda as amended. The motion carried unanimously. (3) Minutes: On a motion by Commissioner Ulrich, seconded by Commissioner Wolf, the Minutes of November 15, 2016 were approved. (4) Consent Agenda: On a motion by Commissioner Beard, seconded by Commissioner Wolf, the following actions were approved unanimously. All resolutions are available in the office of the County Administrator and are made a part of this record by reference. A. Approve the request for Conditional Use Permit (PL20160082) for Lisa Duoos, Dove Hill Farms, applicant, and Joseph Keenan, owner, to operate an equine care facility specializing in thoroughbred foaling, stallion, broodmare, sale, and racehorse lay-up services in Section 30 of Cedar Lake Township, zoned UTR, Urban Transition Reserve District. B. Approve the request to amend Conditional Use Permit (PL20160800) for Midwest Recycling Solutions to operate a tree and yard waste composting/processing facility to include a transfer station for source separated organic materials. C. Authorize staff to amend the Yard and Tree Waste Processing Facility License for Midwest Recycling Solutions operating in Jackson Township to also accept source separated organic materials. D. Approve the addition of two full-time equivalent off levy positions to provide McCHOICES assessments. E. Approve the Grant Agreement Amendment and receive funding from the Minnesota Department of Health for the 2016-2017 Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Cities Readiness Grant. F. Approve the Minnesota Department of Health Community Health Board Grant Project Agreement Amendment for Title V Maternal and Child Block Grant funds. G. Adopt Resolution No. 2016201; Authorizing Final Payment for County Project 2016 Seal Coating to Pearson Bros. Inc. in the Amount of $1,000. H. Approve Change Orders for the Law Enforcement Technology Group (LETG) capital improvement project correcting data conversion and updating the master street address guide with file transfer protocol enhancement. I. Approve the renewal of a Contract with Jaspers, Moriarty & Wetherille, P.A. for court appointed attorney services for the period January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2018 in an amount not to exceed $275,000 per year. J. Approve the renewal of a Contract with Laura Schultz for court appointed attorney services for cases where there is a conflict at a rate of $100 per hour for a term effective January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2018. K. Approve acceptance of the 2016 Federal Boating Safety Supplemental Equipment Grant Agreement in the amount of $4,612 with the State of Minnesota for the purchase of specific items related to recreational boating safety. L. Approve the Application renewals for Scott County’s Intoxicating Liquor, Brewery, and Wine Licenses for 2017 for Ridges at Sand Creek; Louisville Lanes; Legends Club Grill; Country Prime Time; Jordan Supper Club; Red Fox Tavern; St. Patrick’s Tavern and Restaurant; Union Hill Bar; Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club; Doherty’s Tavern; U4IC Brewing, Inc.; and Suzettes, Inc. M. Approve an Agreement with the University of Minnesota to provide Extension programming effective January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2018. N. Adopt Resolution No. 2016-199; Approving the Lease Agreement Renewal With SouthWest Metro Educational Cooperative for Use of Space at the Workforce Development Center. O. Adopt Resolution No. 2016-

200; Approving the Lease Agreement Renewal With Scott-Carver-Dakota Community Action Program (CAP Agency) for Use of Space at the Workforce Development Center. P. Adopt Resolution No. 2016205; Approving the Scott County Emergency Operations Plan for 2016 and Rescinding Resolution No. 2012-218. Q. Adopt Resolution No. 2016-193; Approving a Three-Year Agreement Between the County of Scott and the Minnesota Teamsters Public and Law Enforcement Employees’ Union, Local No. 320 – Sheriff Essential Communications Division Effective January 1, 2017 Through December 31, 2019 and Rescinding Resolution No. 2014-092. R. Adopt Resolution No. 2016-194; Approving a Three-Year Agreement Between the County of Scott and the Law Enforcement Labor Services, Inc. – Sheriff Essential Employee Correctional Officers Unit Effective January 1, 2017 Through December 31, 2019 and Rescinding Resolution No. 2014 064. S. Adopt Resolution No. 2016-195; Approving a Three-Year Agreement Between the County of Scott and the Law Enforcement Labor Services, Inc. (Local 157) – Sheriff Essential Licensed Employee Unit Effective January 1, 2017 Through December 31, 2019 and Rescinding Resolution No. 2013-257. T. Adopt Resolution No. 2016-197; Approving a Three-Year Agreement Between the County of Scott and the Minnesota Teamsters Public and Law Enforcement Employees’ Union Local 320 – 911 Dispatch Supervisors Effective January 1, 2017 Through December 31, 2019. U. Adopt Resolution No. 2016-198; Approving a Three-Year Agreement Between the County of Scott and American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council No. 5, Local 2440 Effective January 1, 2017 Through December 31, 2019 and Rescinding Resolution No. 2014-033. V. Adopt Resolution No. 2016-203; Approving a Three-Year Agreement Between the County of Scott and the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 49 Effective January 1, 2017 Through December 31, 2019 and Rescinding Resolution No. 2014-026. W. Separation of employment for John Hoffer, FT Sheriff’s Deputy, Sheriff’s Office, effective 12/16/16. Separation of employment for Ashley Beach, FT 911 Dispatcher, Sheriff’s Office, effective 11/22/16. Separation of employment for Jared Vinkemeier, FT Resource Technician, Community Services Division, effective 12/09/16. Separation of employment for Katie Vail, FT Probationary 911 Dispatcher, Sheriff’s Office, effective 11/27/16. Separation of employment for Pamela Busse, FT Temporary Office AssistantUnclassified, Community Services Division, effective 11/07/16. Separation of employment for Allen Sticha, FT Temporary Office Assistant-Unclassified, Community Services Division, effective 11/07/16. FT Probationary employment for Heidi Kastama, Drug Court/Jail Re-Entry Coordinator, Health and Human Services Division, effective 11/21/16. PT Probationary (70% FTE) employment for Fukhrudin Khalif Maalim, Public Health Data Coordinator, Health and Human Services Division, effective 01/17/17. PT Temporary (50% FTE) employment for Erica Tikalsky, Library Associate-Unclassified, Community Services Division, effective 12/05/16. Intermittent (34% FTE) employment for Michael Dudley, Part Time Deputy-Unclassified, Sheriff’s Office, effective 12/05/16. Intermittent (34% FTE) employment for Pierce Harrington, DT&H Substitute-Unclassified, Health and Human Services Division, effective 11/21/16. (5) Provide a Supportive Organizational Culture Which Enhances the County Mission: Vice Chair Beard presented Sheriff’s Deputy John Hoffer with a plaque in recognition of his upcoming retirement from his employment with Scott County. Chair Marschall recessed the meeting at 2:24 p.m. for a reception honoring Deputy Hoffer and reconvened the meeting at 2:44 p.m. (6) Manage Challenges and Create Opportunities: Sheriff Luke Hennen provided year-end statistical data for the Scott County Sheriff’s Office. On a motion by Commissioner Wolf, seconded by Commissioner Ulrich, the meeting adjourned at 3:14 p.m. Barbara Marschall, Chair Gary L. Shelton, County Administrator, Clerk of the Board Debra K. Brazil, Deputy Clerk to the Board This is a summary of the Board proceedings (M.S. 375.12). The full text is available at www.co.scott. mn.us (which can be accessed at any public library), and in the office of the County Administrator. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, December 21, 2016.

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Ask A Trooper by Sgt. Troy Christianson of the Minnesota State Patrol Question: What are the legal ramifications if someone is arrested for DWI with a child in a vehicle? Answer: If the child is less than 16 years of age and is greater than 36 months younger than the driver, the DWI the violation would be enhanced to include Child Endangerment. – First offense DWI under a 0.16: 90 days in jail and/or $1,000 fine. – First offense DWI under a 0.16 with a child: 1 year in jail and/or $3,000 fine. – First offense DWI over a 0.16: one year in jail and/or $3,000 fine. – First offense DWI over a 0.16 with a child: one year in jail and/or $3,000 fine and vehicle forfeiture. Subsequent DWI/DUI and impaired driving offenses will result in longer potential jail time, higher fines, longer driver’s license suspensions and harsher penalties. For a complete list of the criminal and administrative penalties you may face for subsequent DWIs, visit the Minnesota Department of Public Safety website at https://dps. mn.gov/divisions/ots/laws/Pages/impaired-driving.aspx Minnesota’s enhanced DWI enforcement and education efforts have contributed to the continued reduction of alcoholrelated deaths. Still, impaired driving remains a serious threat.

In the past five years (2011 to 2015, there were 462 drunk driving-related deaths in Minnesota – 95 people were killed in drunk driving-related crashes in 2015 alone. In addition, each year, approximately 27,000 people are arrested in Minnesota for DWI with one in seven Minnesota drivers having a DWI on their record. To help prevent impaired driving: – Plan for a safe ride – designate a sober driver, use a cab/ public transportation or stay at the location of the celebration. – Offer to be a designated driver, or be available to pick up a loved one anytime, anywhere. – Buckle up – the best defense against a drunk driver. – Call 911 when witnessing impaired driving behavior. Be prepared to provide location, license plate number and observed dangerous behavior. It is important to note that DWI laws apply to all vehicles, including cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles, snowmobiles, ATVs, riding lawn mowers and golf carts. You can avoid a ticket — and a crash — if you simply buckle up, drive at safe speeds, pay attention and always drive sober. Help us drive Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths. If you have any questions concerning traffic-related laws or issues in Minnesota, send your questions to Sgt. Troy Christianson – Minnesota State Patrol at 2900 48th Street NW, Rochester, MN 55901-5848. You can also reach him at, Troy. Christianson@state.mn.us.

New Prague OKs Interim Predatory Offender Ordinance

Under a new ordinance the New Prague City Council is considering, predatory offenders moving into New Prague will have to find a place to live at least 1,000 feet from any school, playground, church, daycare facility or other place children are known to gather. The ordinance establishes a moratorium on where predatory offenders can live, the New Prague Times recently reported, until March 21, 2017. Until then, the council can study what controls are needed to protect the public from Level III predatory offenders, people considered the most likely to reoffend. The council is considering

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a proposed ordinance on sex offender residency. That ordinance is up for discussion at the Jan. 16, 2017 meeting. The council considered a 500 foot limit on where people convicted of sex crimes can live relative to where children congregate, but that distance was considered too close. Limits on where registered predatory offenders – people convicted of sex crimes and other offenses against people – have been discussed since a federal judge ruled Minnesota could not indefinitely hold people in its sex offender treatment program in Moose Lake and St. Peter. Staff from the Minnesota Department of Corrections warned Le Sueur County commissioners the ordinance would not prevent a person convicted of a sex offense from reoffending.

Southern Valley Support Groups Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women offers ongoing support groups for victims of domestic abuse living in Scott and Carver counties. Weekly meetings are held in each county at convenient locations with free childcare. For more information, call 952-873-4214.

Foster Pet Care Needed Volunteers are needed to provide temporary foster pet homes for puppies, cats, rabbits, kitten litters and dogs in Carver, Scott, Le Sueur and Hennepin counties. The Society provides medical care, food and litter. Volunteers provide a safe, loving home for an average of three to six months. Twice a month, the foster family comes with the pet to a three-hour public adoption day held in Eden Prairie and Chaska. If you could help a needy pet by fostering or by donating litter or pet food, please call the Society at 952-368-3553, line 4, and check the website www. carverscotths.org.


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H.S. Wrestling

H.S. Boys’ Basketball

Tigers Defeat Wolverines by 13 Scott West Places Eighth at Minnesota Christmas Tourney After having its Thursday night meet against Sibley East postponed due to non-related weather issues and with a make-up date scheduled for Friday, Jan. 27, the Scott West wrestling team made its way to Rochester for the 30th annual Minnesota Christmas Tournament this past Friday and Saturday. A goal for Scott West at the Minnesota Christmas Tournament is to place in the 10 as a team with as many individual place-winners as possible. This year’s tournament field was billed as one of the best and deepest Minnesota Christmas Tournament fields ever, and even though Minnesota AAA power and #2-rated Apple Valley was denied the opportunity to compete because of a weather-related school district decision, there was more than enough competition at the Rochester Regional Sports Center. “We have had several top five finishes throughout the years,” comments Scott West co-head coach Darren Ripley. “This year we knew that if we could be in the top 10 of teams it would be a good performance by our wrestlers.” That good performance started with 126-pounder Tyler Shackle, who earned a big 3-2 upset win over AAA’s #1-rated Curtis LeMair of Prior Lake, and Shackle was on his way to a sixth place finish. In the second round, Shackle fell behind Stewartville’s Tyler Laures 4-0 before battling back to tie the match 5-5 before winning it in the final overtime period that is sometimes referred to as “ride out or get out.” The Minnesota Christmas Tournament Saturday morning quarterfinal round began with a resounding rendition of the American National Anthem, which was sang by Scott West representative Tasha Buesgens. Her morning singing performance was followed by a powerful day-long wrestling performance by her brother, Tyler Buesgens, at 182 pounds as he battled his way to a third place finish. In the early Saturday morning quarterfinal round, Buesgens found himself in a 4-4 tie with Ellsworth, Wisconsin’s Jacob Sigler, and that is when Buesgens found a way to hit a roll that would take Sigler to his back for a two-point reversal plus near fall that gave Buesgens an 8-4 win. In the semifinals, Buesgens would go toe-to-toe with West Fargo’s Jesse Shearer, Flo Wrestling’s #15 nationally-ranked wrestler at 182 pounds. After the two wrestlers traded escapes for a 1-1 tie through three periods, the match moved into overtime, where Shearer scored a 3-1 match-winning take down. After the loss, Buesgens bounced back with two big wins as he knocked off two of Minnesota’s #1-rated wrestlers in back-toback matches. The first came in the consolation semifinals as he made a lone second period escape stand up in a 1-0 win over Class A’s #1-rated Caden Steffen. Buesgens then won his third place match over Class AAA’s #1-rated Trey Rogers of Hastings, when in the third period of a 3-3 tied match, he sent the Raider wrestler flying with a hip-toss throw that resulted in a match-ending pin fall call. Shortly before the Buesgens third place match, there was some more Scott West power on display during a seventh place match that was wrestled on the same mat as heavyweight Ben Alexander won in impressive fashion over Simley’s #2-rated Luke Zaiser. The match did not last long as the two wrestlers got into a first period body lock,

and when they came crashing to the mat in a thunderous bang, it was the Scott West heavyweight that was on top and able to drive and hold the Spartan wrestler on his back for the match-ending pin fall call at 1:45. The Minnesota Christmas Tournament (MCT) has been a good event for Scott West’s Jackson Stauffacher, and while the junior 132-pounder did not wrestle up to his #3 seed, he did put together a good enough tournament to finish in fifth place, which now makes him a four-time Minnesota Christmas Tournament place-winner. Stauffacher had an opportunity to advance to the semifinal round but was bettered by Willmar’s Clay Carlson 6-3 in the quarterfinals. Stauffacher then bounced back with consolation wins over Kasson-Mantorville’s Brady Laumb 15-7 and then a 5th place 8-7 match win over Albert Lea’s Gavin Ignaszewski, which followed a 9-3 loss to Hastings’ Adam McSorely. Stauffacher was joined by his brother, Justin, who became a MCT place-winner for the first time as the Scott West lightweight wrestled his way to an eighth place finish at 120 pounds. After an 11-0 loss to Bismarck’s #2-seeded Ryan Rippllinger, the Panther sophomore responded with some precision wrestling as he won three straight matches without giving up a point with match wins of 5-0 over Logan West of Holman, Wis., 4-0 over Tanner Kunshier of St. Francis and 4-0 over Vincent Loaiza of Sunnyside, Ariz. The sixth Scott West MCT place-winner was Deshawn Carter, who finished eighth at 170 pounds. One of his wins was a big 7-4 overtime decision in the consolation rounds over Dalton George of Ellsworth. Carter then nailed down his MCT tournament placing with a 12-2 major decision over Joe Super of Coon Rapids. While Scott West’s Jacob Hill (106), Jacob Strack (113), Parker Huss (138), Jack Fogarty (145), Jace Demmers (152), Jon Huss (160), Dylan Aslakson (195) and Calvin Menke (220) did not place in the top eight of their respective weight brackets, they helped the team amass 126.5 team points, which was good enough for an eighth place team finish and kept Scott West ahead of section and state rivals Waconia (ninth place with 124 points) and Simley (10th place with 120.5). It was Class AA #1-rated Kasson-Mantorville winning its first ever Minnesota Christmas Tournament as it scored 225 team points to better team runner-up Shakopee’s 216.5 team points. “It was an outstanding weekend of wrestling as it always is,” states Ripley. “You have to give Kasson-Mantorville and their entire program a lot of credit as they wrestle aggressive, hard and smart, and when you add it all up, it equates to an MCT team title this year.” Scott West will return to action this Thursday night when it travels to NorwoodYoung America to take on the Raiders in a Minnesota River Conference dual. The Panthers will then close the 2016 portion of their schedule with a trip to Fargo, N.D., where they will compete in the Rumble on the Red Championships Dec. 2930. Christmas Tournament Team Standings 1. Kasson-Mantorville 225.0 2. Shakopee 216.5 3. Kaukauna 152.0 4. Anoka 149.5 5. Sunnyside 139.0

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by Dan Ruud The Belle Plaine High School boys’ basketball team won its 6. St. Michael-Albertville Minnesota River Conference opener over Sibley East 82138.5 69 last Tuesday night in Belle 7. Ellsworth 135.5 Plaine. In the process, the Ti8. Scott West 126.5 gers improved their overall re9. Waconia 124.0 cord to 4-1. 10. Simley 120.5 Due to snowy weather, Friday 11. West Fargo 118.0 night’s home game against TriCity United has been resched12. St. Francis 107.5 uled for Jan. 17. The Tigers 13. Marion Catholic 103.0 were scheduled to make their 14. Hastings 99.5 second trip of the season to the 15. Prior Lake 97.0 I-90 corridor for a nonconfer16. Albert Lea 89.5 ence game against Blue Earth Area Tuesday night after this 17. Owatonna 76.5 edition of the Herald went to 18. Willmar 75.5 press. Belle Plaine will make 19. Zumbrota-Mazeppa 74.0 a much shorter trip to Jordan 20. Bismarck 73.0 for a MRC game 7:30 p.m. 21. Forest Lake 72.0 this Thursday before heading to Glencoe for a holiday tour22. Centennial 70.5 nament next Wednesday and 23. Moorhead 62.0 Thursday. 24. Coon Rapids 58.5 Tigers 82, Sibley East 69 25. Farmington 51.5 26. Totino-Grace 49.5 27. Holmen 49.0 28. Jackson County Central 37.0 MRC Standings 28. Rochester Mayo 37.0 Standings as of Dec. 20 30. New Prague 35.5 Girls’ Basketball 31. Minnetonka 33.5 W L Mayer Lutheran 3 0 32. Stewartville 29.0 Norwood YA 2 0 33. Crete Monee 26.0 Tri-City United 2 1 34. Waseca 23.5 Sibley East 2 2 2016-17 Scott West Jordan 1 2 Wrestling Dual Results and Le Sueur-Hend. 0 2 Remaining Schedule Belle Plaine 0 3 Dec. 1 vs. N Prague W 47-19 Results Dec. 8 at MKato East Quad Jordan 76, Belle Plaine 48 vs. Hutch W 30-28 Sibley East 60, LS-H 40 vs. Austin W 66-7 NYA 68, TCU 57 vs. MKato E. W 61-14 Boys’ Basketball Dec. 9 at Eden Prairie Tri. W L vs. E. Prairie W 66-7 Belle Plaine 1 0 vs. Eastview W 41-19 Jordan 1 0 Mayer Lutheran 1 1 Dec. 22 at Norwood YA Sibley East 1 1 Dec. 29-30 at Rumble on Red Norwood YA 0 0 in Fargo, N.D. Le Sueur-Hend. 0 1 Jan. 6 vs. W-M at Jordan Tri-City United 0 1 Jan. 12 at Tri-City United Results Jan. 13 at Waconia Belle Plaine 82, S.E. 69 Jan. 19 at Le Sueur-Hend. Mayer Lutheran 83, LS-H 59 Jan. 21 at Eastview Invite Jordan 72, Tri-City United 58 Jan. 23 vs. G-SL at Jordan Jan. 27 vs. Sibley East at BP Feb. 2 vs. Waverly, Iowa at Augsburg College Feb. 3 vs. Prior Lake at JOR Feb. 9 at Bloomington Ken. Feb. 16 Section Quarterfinal at Jordan Feb. 18 Section Semi/Final at Hutchinson Results from Belle Plaine Feb. 24-25 Section Individual sports that take place after press at Waseca time on Tuesdays can be found on the Herald’s Facebook page. Mar. 2-4 State Tournament at Xcel Energy

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The Tigers’ Sarah Lenz, pictured defending the Jaguars’ Brooke Sievers, had three points and six rebounds Thursday night in Jordan.

Girls’ Basketball (continued from page 13)

five rebounds. The other statistical leaders for Belle Plaine were Vinkemeier (seven points and seven rebounds), Narveson (six points and nine rebounds), Struck-Schmitz (three points and three assists) and Lenz (three points and six rebounds). Ashley Freund had 20 points for the Jaguars, followed by Jenna Kes, Brooke Sievers and Paige Johnson with 12 apiece. 2016-17 BPHS Girls’ 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 L 71-49

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

Belle Plaineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Struggles Continue by Dan Ruud The Belle Plaine High School girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; basketball team had its losing streak extended to four games following a couple of roads losses by 22 and 28 points at Fairmont and Jordan last Tuesday and Thursday nights, respectively. Friday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nonconference game at Mound Westonka was postponed due to the weather. The Tigers, 0-3 in the Minnesota River Conference, 2-5 overall, were scheduled to travel to Mayer Lutheran for a MRC game Tuesday night after this edition of the Herald went to press. They will host GlenMembers of the BPHS dance team won Thursday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s MRC kick competition at Oak Crest coe-Silver Lake 7:30 p.m. this Elementary School. Below are two more photos taken during the same performance. Thursday. Fairmont 71, Tigers 49 Belle Plaine, which trailed 4027 at halftime, was within 10 points with about six minutes to play but the Cardinals hit their One week after taking the Min- coach Shyler Egan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We gave (6) Norwood Young America shots down the stretch to pull nesota River Conference lead a special tribute to all of our (7) Jordan (Did not compete) away for a 71-49 win last Tuesday night in Fairmont. in jazz, the Belle Plaine High parents. We could not be more High Kick School Explosion dance team appreciative for all that they do â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fairmont is a team in our won the conferenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first high for us, especially the constant (1) Belle Plaine section that gives us a difficult kick competition of the season. support that is given. We also (2) Randolph match up,â&#x20AC;? said Belle Plaine The event was held Thursday bonded as a team that night. We (3) Tri-City United coach Randy Carlson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They night at Oak Crest Elementary had a very hard week, as both (4) Mayer Lutheran/W-M are a very strong, physical team School in Belle Plaine. JV and varsity were challenged (5) Waterville-E-M with a lot of size . . . We really had a difficult time the first half Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s invitational at to learn a lot of changes. It was (6) Jordan and got schooled a little bit inAcademy of Holy Angels in crucial that we came together Richfield was cancelled due to as one and performed the rou- (7) Norwood Young America side. But we learned from it and tines with our heads in the 2016-17 BPHS Dance Team really stepped up our play in the weather. game. Both teams did that and Remaining Schedule second half. Maria Larson and On Thursday, Belle Plaine took succeeded.â&#x20AC;? Lily Vinkemeier really played Jan. 7 at Lakeville S. Invite first place with three points, well inside and were differJan. 10 MRC Meet at JOR MRC Dance Standings followed by Randolph (6), ent players in the second half. Jan. 14 Belle Plaine Invite Tri-City United (9), Mayer Lu(Through One Meet) Schuyler Sterk had her best Jan. 19 MRC Meet theran/Watertown-Mayer (12), Jazz game of the year and played The Tigersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Paige Narveson had six points and nine rebounds at Waterville-E-M Waterville-Elysian-Morristown (1) Belle Plaine strong before she hurt her knee Thursday night at Jordan. (15), Jordan (18) and Norwood Jan. 23 MRC Meet (2) Randolph late in the game. Young America (21). at Randolph (3) Tri-City United â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was good to see Paige Jan. 28 at Mounds View Inv. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thursday night was more Narveson shoot confidently,â&#x20AC;? than just dancing for the Belle (4) Mayer Lutheran/W-M Feb. 4 Section Meet Carlson continued. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She also Plaine dance team,â&#x20AC;? said head (5) Waterville-E-M at Waconia was a lot more aggressive and physical. Elizabeth Johnson had another good overall game. She is having a great year and has really improved.â&#x20AC;? Narveson finished with 17 points for the Tigers, followed by Johnson with 13 and Vinkemeier nine. Larson chipped in five points, while Jaylen Struck-Schmitz (2), Sarah Lenz (2) and Lauren Johnson (1) were Belle Plaineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other scorers. Sterk, Lenz, Narveson and Johnson were the rebounding leaders. Johnson and Lenz both had three assists. Fairmont had four players score between 12 and 16 points. Jordan 76, Tigers 48 The Tigers again dug themselves a big hole (40-24) in the first half and couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t climb out as the Jaguars coasted to a 28-point triumph on their home floor Thursday night. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jordanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s defensive pressure got to us. They did a good job of shutting down our shooters and we got killed on the boards,â&#x20AC;? Carlson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We did a pretty good job of keeping the score close in the 12- to 15point range in the second half with numerous chances to close the lead further before they went on an eight-point run and the game was over.â&#x20AC;? Johnson had 19 points for Belle Plaine to go along with five assists, five rebounds and two steals. Ireland Lambrecht finished with nine points and

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Jenn Nagorski and her husband, SFC Jeremy Nagorski, appreciated Christmas cards and holiday letters of support while Jeremy’s Army National Guard unit was deployed. Jenn recently mailed hundreds of cards and letters from Belle Plaine school children to soldiers who’ll spend the holidays deployed to Egypt. The Nagorski’s children are (from left) Hoyt, Scarlette and Pierce.

The Belle Plaine fifth and sixth grade LEAP Thinking Cap Bowl teams recently participated in the annual Lakes Region Thinking Cap Bowl against schools from Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Teams answer 100 general knowledge questions and earn points based on correct answers and speed. This year’s Belle Plaine fifth-graders finished in 18th place. The sixth grade team finished in 11th place, surpassing their 25th placement last year as fifth-graders. Pictured in the photo above are Belle Plaine’s sixth grade team. In the back row, from left, are Ava Reed, Ethan Hoffman, Paul Woestehoff, Merrik Giesen, Ryan Mansager, Evelyn Kreft and Mackenzie Haefner. In the middle row are Oliver Rudd, Lari Ruud, Courtney Eppen, Kaitlyn Schoenecker, Mackenzie Murphy and Bella Haefner. In the front row are Aly Lindahl, Matthew Olson, Wyatt Borreson and Aiden Tuchtenhagen. Missing from the photo are Emmett Gerres and Logan Krant. In the bottom photo is the fifth grade team. Pictured in the back row, from left, are Matthew Cunat, Kate Remus, Isaiah Anderson, Lacey Croft, Taylor Kiser and Austin Kehr. In the middle row are Jake Conrad, Lauren Saba, Joelea Koepp, Aly Jeurissen and Ezra Fahey. In the front row are Caleb Kruschke, Belle Jeurissen and Emily Boruff.

Oak Crest Elementary School students were among those who helped write over 360 letters to soldiers deployed during the holiday season.

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schools started a year ago. The letters helped students who volunteer to write raise awareness of soldiers serving abroad and the families left behind. Last year, the students sent treats for troops around Halloween and later about 150 holiday letters. “It’s really to support troops and their families as they spend time away from their families. It lets them know we’re thinking of them,” she said.

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For the second time in three years, the Al and Dorothy Bartolomei home at 92 Oakwood Drive is the winner of Belle Plaine’s annual Holiday Home Decorating Contest organized by the Belle Plaine Rotary. That’s because they haven’t let up much since winning the contest in 2014. They have been decorating their home in Belle Plaine since 2007, their first Christmas here since moving from Michigan. Al is a retired pharmaceutical representative for Bristol-Myers Squibb, while Dorothy is a retired teacher from Detroit (Mich.) Public Schools. Al Bartolomei, 73, said there are a bit fewer decorations up this year than in recent years because he and Dorothy were both sick for a time this fall, but still managed to get up most of the display. Included is a 10-foot sign stating “Happy Birthday Jesus. You Light of My Life.” The sign was designed by Christine Shudy, who like the Bartolmeis, is a member of Our Lady of the Prairie Catholic Church in Belle Plaine. Al said he doesn’t know how long he and Dorothy will continue putting up the display. It’s a lot of time and work to do so, but at the same time it’s hard not to. “Last year, a lady from down the street came to our door with a tray of cookies to thank us for the display and what it does for the neighborhood every year, especially the kids,” Al said. The Bartolmeis had been decorating their home for several years after moving to Belle Plaine. Neighbors and friends eventually convinced them to enter the community contest. “Some said that if we don’t enter, they’ll enter for us,” Al said. “We got to thinking what do we have to lose?” The other top five entries this year (in order) are Mitch Kuhnke, 705 Butler Drive; Pat Skelly and Lynn Jaworski, 821 Prairie Oak Drive; Jeff and Jodi Foster, 20652 255th Avenue; and Adam Glisczinski, 27880 Hickory Boulevard. All the above will receive prizes for their efforts. Belle Plaine’s 2016 Holiday Home Decorating Contest was sponsored by the following businesses and organizations: Belle Plaine Rotary Club Belle Ame’ Salon State Bank of Belle Plaine Heng’s Bakery & Diner Hennen Home Furnishings Berger Interiors Neisen’s Corner Bar Belle Plaine Herald Belle Plaine Chiropractic Ruck’s Meats Prairie Farm Supply Andy’s Bar Deb’s Embroidery Johan’s Bar Kwik Trip Hardware Hank Cenex Foline Auto Cornerstone State Bank Dairy Queen State Farm/Brett Holbrook Strait Smiles McDonald’s Domino’s Pizza Great Clips Matt Saxe Chevrolet Buick Mei Dong Garden Emma Krumbee’s Belle Plaine Eyecare Center Southwest Eye Care

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First Place Al and Dot Bartolomei, 92 Oakwood Drive

Second Place, Mitch Kuhnke, 705 Butler Drive

Third Place, Pat Skelly and Lynn Jaworski, 821 Prairie Oak Drive

Fourth Place, Jeff and Jodi Foster, 20652 255th Avenue

Fifth Place, Adam Glisczinski, 27880 Hickory Boulevard

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Straight from the North Pole to you, we're pleased to share some Letters to Santa...

Hey Santa, How have you been? Here’s a few things I’d like this year. Valleyfair season pass, The Walking Dead merchandise, a backboard for my basketball hoop, Timberwolves and Twins game tickets, ear buds, and of course...money for college because not too many years left and I’ll need it. Thanks! Jack

Dear Santa, I would like a toy book, and a toy bird I can call “Zippy”. I have been a good girl at home. I would also like a Barbie that walks. I’m good at cleaning Dear Santa, How are your reinmy room. I love you Santa! deer doing? I’ve been Shelby Stang, 5 a good girl this year and for Christmas I would like some Barbies, Shopkins, a “real” Dear Santa, puppy to play with, and I want a girl named more clothes, like a Pip, two Christmas tu-tu. lights at my house and Merry Christmas! a peach! Harper Hohenstein, Stella Peters, 3 5

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Dear Santa, For Christmas I would like a baby elephant that is light gray like my Elphie elephant. I will make Santa cookies for you and leave them for you and you can give them to Mrs. Claus too! Merry Christmas, Santa! Love, Adalena Berg, 4-1/2

Dear Santa, I want a unicorn and a doggie. I am a good girl. Lauren Durand, 3 Dear Santa, I’ve been a good boy this year. I would like some more race cars, a dump truck, garbage truck and of course more Paw Patrol things. Merry Christmas! Dalton Oestreich, 3

Dear Santa, How are you? I’ve been a good boy at day-care!! I would like a Lite Brite and a Minecraft Torch for Christmas. Merry Christmas Santa! Nolan Crooks

Dear Santa, Merry Christmas Santa. I would like huge T-Rex and a sparkly eye animal. I would also like an Elf on the Shelf book and movie. Gavin Fogarty, 4

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Dear Santa, For Christmas this year I would like a red tractor with a wagon for corn. I would also like a Paw Patrol book and movie. What do your reindeer eat for food? Is it corn? I will leave cookies and brownies for you on Christmas Eve. Garrett Williams, 3-1/2

“Dear Santa... Say “Hi” to your reindeer!!” Dear Santa, I want Play Doh, two dinosaurs, a water dragon that blows air out. I wrapped presents with Mommy the other day for Courtney. Levi Brown, 4

Dear Santa, How are you Santa? I have been a good boy for my mom and dad. I would like a semi and a huge fire truck for Christmas. Thank you Santa! Gavin Witt, 3

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Dear Santa, Dear Santa, I want a truck and a For Christmas I would monkey. I am a good like a soft puppy that moves when you press boy. Landon Conrad, 4 a button, and a kitty that does the same thing. I would also like a dragon on a video to watch on my TV. Do you have a ChristDear Santa, mas tree at your For Christmas I would house? like a new toothbrush I will leave cookies that is purple with for you on Christmas princesses on it. Eve. I would like a pink pigLove, gie stuffed animal. Chelsea Frame, Do you have any pets 4-1/2 at your house? Merry Christmas Santa! Love, Ava Oxendale, 4

Dear Santa, I have been a good boy this year. I would like some cars and trucks and more trains for Christmas. Say “Hi” to your reindeer!! Ryland Johnson, 2-1/2

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Dear Santa, How are the presents doing? I would like Paw Patrol shoes for Christmas. Everyone in my family needs shoes. I would like a “BIG” TV to watch Paw Patrol on when my mom wakes me up and I get a snack to eat. Happy Birthday Santa! Jace Radermacher, 3

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“Dear Santa... Do you drive a car or just a sleigh?”

Dear Santa, My brother wants a Hoverboard. I want a stuffed animal unicorn. I want new toys. I want puzzles and Dominoes. I want a notebook and crayons. Kendall Kruschke, 4

Dear Santa, I want toys and trucks for Christmas. Santa I can’t wait for you to come to town. I also want pineapples and grapes at home! Love, Amarion McKnight, 3

Dear Santa, We have been good girls this year at daycare. We would like you to bring us some teacups toys to splash on the water, park toys and maybe some hot dogs to eat. Dear Santa, Kendle Binneboese & Please bring me a dart Edelyn Binneboese, gun. I have been good 3 & 4 all year. I will leave out food for your reindeer. Love, Cooper Kalal, 6 Dear Santa, I’ve been a really good girl this year. I have been eating and growing like a weed. I love to help Mommy and Daddy with dishes and love to help Mommy bake. I would like pots, pans and food to go with my Minnie Mouse kitchen. I would also like a semi-truck, tractors and a dump Dear Santa, truck. I’ll have cookies How are your reindeer waiting for you. doing? I have been a Love good girl this year. I Lauren McConnell, would like Shopkins, 21 months doll house, Paw Patrol

Dear Santa, Thank you for the ponies last year. I can’t wait until it’s Christmas. Surprise me. Love, Izzy Kalal, 4

Dear Santa, It’s hard being the youngest. This year, could you bring me something that is just MINE, please? Apparently, no one in my house believes me when I tell them repeatedly what is mine around here. Dear Santa, Thanks, For Christmas I would Your Buddy, like a big tractor that Carson Kalal, pulls a wagon and a nearly 2 combine with a corn head. Red of course! I would also like a toy Dear Santa, power saw and other I want Shopkins, a tools to help my dad in birdie in mama’s house, the shop. a real lion and real tiSanta, do you and Mrs. ger. I love my mommy Claus have a Christmas and daddy. I want antree too? Is it big or other Christmas tree little? What is your in mama’s house. I want favorite cookie? We my own car. I want a and a purple and blue will leave it out for you snowman. I want paon Christmas Eve! car to play with. per and a cop and fireLove, I Love You Santa! fighter. Ruben Kornder, 5 Jesen Stier, 5 Aubree Symanitz, 4

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“Dear Santa... I want to make you a present. It will be a stocking and you can take it with you when you come to my house on Christmas Eve.” Dear Santa, I have been a good boy this year. For Christmas I would like some more cars! Thank you Santa, Leo Fahey, 3

Dear Santa, I have been a good boy this year. I want lots of trucks and presents. I will set out cookies for you. I want a bunch of candy too! Love, Matthew Otto, 4

Dear Santa, Hi Santa. I have been a good girl. I would like Skye from Paw Patrol. I would also like 5 Shopkins. My brothers would like some guns. I would also like 1 animal book. I Love Mom & Dad & Santa! Maren Posthumus, 3

Dear Santa, I have been a good boy!! I would like a horse. I would also like some “fish”. Say “Hi” to all your helpers! Thank you Santa! Elliot Olson, 2-1/2

Dear Santa, For Christmas I would like Shopkins, some blue Legos, and a doll I can hug! My mom will set out some things for you to eat! Thank you for bringing me presents! Adelyn Hallberg, 3

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Dear Santa, I would like a crackable egg, some Shopkins would be fun. I would like you to bring Teletubbies for my baby sister and maybe a toy Santa and Mrs. Claus to play with. We just set our tree up!! I would also like a human coloring book to color. Merry Christmas Santa! Alexis Ibanez, 5 P.S. Maybe a trampoline to jump on outside! Thanks!

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“Dear Santa... I would love to play at your house and drop presents off with you.”

Dear Santa, I tried to be a good girl this year. I wouldlike some Barbies and a Barbie camper please. Love, Kaelin Foster, 4

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Dear Santa, I want a cash register and some clothes for Mya, my doll. Your hose is at the North Pole. Love, Ruby, 1st grade Chatfield Elem.

Dear Santa, How are you and Mrs. Clause? This year I have been such a good girl that my mom came to lunch with me at school. This year I would really like the Barbie Ultimate Puppy Mobile, and Stacy and Chelsea too. I am really getting into Legos now so I would like Lego Friends Amusement Park Roller Coaster, the hot dog stand and bumper cars, the Heartlake Summer Riding Club, and the super market. The supermarket even has an apartment on the top, isn’t that exciting? I would also like the downtown bakery. The Mia Arcade amusement park set would also be fun to have. Well I do have a few lanterns so I guess I will leave them on for you the night you come. I will leave cookies, carrots, and milk for you and your reindeer. Love, Elizabeth Ann Nagel,5

Dear Santa, Dear Santa, I can’t wait for Christ- I want a Barbie house mas to come. My elf with a car on top. I like has been getting into it so much. I’m on the trouble and making a nice list. mess everywhere! Mary, 1st grade Since Im scared Chatfield Elem. of you in person, I thought a letter would be a better idea. For Christmas I would like puzzles, an iPad, and lots of chocolate! I can’t wait to spend time with all of my family. Love, Aubrey Mellgren, 2

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Dear Santa, Dear Santa, I want a Nerf gun for I want toys, more Christmas. I also want toys, and a bunny raba bow and arrow and a bit. Simone Kruger, 3 hockey stick. Santa, put me on the good list and Brody. Love, Grayson Klaverkamp, Dear Santa, 4 For Christmas I would like a junction sign, a Hot Wheels race track, a parking sign and a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do Not Enterâ&#x20AC;? Dear Santa, sign. I would also like I want a Nerf gun a green Mini Coop that for Christmas. I want zooms! board games. I want I want to make you to go ďŹ shing with my a present. It will be a dad. I have been a stocking and you can good boy. I also want a take it with you when Christmas tree. you come to my house Love, on Christmas Eve. Quentin Aronson, Love, 3-1/2 Eli Sandey, 5

Dear Santa, Dear Santa, I want a lot of toys, I want an American a choo-choo train toy, Girl doll, stick on eara new book, and a baby rings and a stuffed for the chooanimal pupchoo. py that can Bailey bark. Connolly, 3 Olivia Smith, 4

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BELLE PLAINE HERALD, BELLE PLAINE, MINNESOTA

“Santa I can’t wait for you to come to town.” Dear Santa, For Christmas I would like a star, some ducks, a treat, a motorcycle, some puzzles and Thomas the Train. Do you think you will bring me a present? I have been a good boy. I will give you a candy treat when you come to my house. Merry Christmas Santa! Love, Tony Little, 3

Dear Santa, For Christmas I would like a new bike with a horn, Rescue Heroes and a choo-choo train and a digger. How big is your house? Do you have a cat at your house like me? I will leave some cookies for you. Love, Eli Williams, 3

Dear Santa, I want a trampoline a bouncy ball, and a toy dinosaur. I want a toy octopus that can play drums at the same time because he has like two hundred legs. I want a ball that pops when we throw it. Owen Wadsley, 3

Dear Santa, Dear Santa, For Christmas I would I would love to play like a choo-choo train at your house and drop and track that has a presents off with you. Jackson Kimpton, 5 train station. Do you have a train in the North Pole? Does it have lots of cars on it? Merry Christmas Merry Santa! Love, Owen Herrmann, 3 Christmas! Dear Santa, For Christmas I would like a red combine, a little wagon, a baby Panda bear and some pretend hay for the wagon. Do you drive a car or just a sleigh? I would like to leave you some milk and cookies. Merry Christmas Santa! Love, Austin Traxler, 4

Holiday Greetings At this special time of year, we’d like to share our thanks and best wishes with our valued customers and friends. Restaurant & General Store

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May the joy of Christmas reside in your heart and home today and throughout the coming year.

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As the Holiday Season approaches, we’d like to thank you for the opportunity to serve you this year. May the Holiday Season & New Year be filled with joy, health and happiness! We look forward to serving you in the coming year.

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