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BPHS sophomore Isaiah Trimbo recently earned a perfect score on the ACT exam.

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Isaiah Trimbo Took Exam Just for the Experience

He thought the information in front of him on a computer screen was an example, a display of what the results of the American College Test (ACT) results are supposed to look like. Belle Plaine High School sophomore Isaiah Trimbo didn’t immediately realize it was his test results. And it was perfect, 36 out of 36. The son of Katie and Chad Trimbo, Isaiah learned in November he had aced the ACT exam. The exam is a display of college readiness, tests a student’s acumen in science, math, reading, and English. He was recently recognized for the accomplishment by the Belle Plaine School Board. Trimbo took the exam in October and received the results back online in November. He didn’t take the exam just to gain admission into a college. He’s only a 10th-grader, just 15 years old. Always looking for a challenge, Trimbo wants to take college level post-secondary enrollment option (PSEO) classes while in high school.

“I took it for the experience, for the future,” he said. “I just like taking tests and seeing how I’ll do.” Katie Smith said her son’s favorite class is chemistry, a class some shy away from because of the academic rigor associated with it. Smith, herself a Belle Plaine native, has always enjoyed math and science. As a 5-year-old, she said Isaiah was using math and science to prove Santa Claus couldn’t possibly exist. As a fourth-grader, he was devising his own methods for accurately and consistently solving math problems. “He’s just always loved math and science. Those things come very natural to him,” Smith said. “It’s kind of hard to grasp how smart he is. I knew he was going to do well, maybe 32, 34.”

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Once Trimbo realized the score on the computer screen was his and that he had aced the ACT, Trimbo began to realize what he had accomplished. He sent his mom a text message and sat

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‘Remembrance Run’ A lone runner, followed by supporters in three vehicles, made his way through Belle Plaine before dawn Monday (Dec. 26) during a segment of the 30th annual “Remembrance Run.” The run memorializes the trek condemned Dakota men walked from Fort Snelling to the gallows in Mankato after the Dakota Indian War during the summer and fall 1862. Thirtyeight Dakota men were hanged in what is the largest mass execution in United States history. Leaving Fort Snelling just after midnight Monday, runners annually retrace the approximately 80-mile route their ancestors walked from Fort Snelling to Mankato. Because of weather conditions, this year’s run was split into segments run concurrently. A southwest wind gusting from 25 to 40 mph slowed runners’ progress as they battled single-digit windchills.

Steel workers guided the first of six 40-ton concrete beams into place over southbound Highway 169 in Belle Plaine the night of April 20. The following night, six beams were placed over the northbound lanes.

The 2016 Year in Review

Startups and Endings Among Top Stories There was plenty of out with the old and in with the new in Belle Plaine in 2016. Among the new are a second overpass and city administrator. Included in the gone are Steffen’s Hardware Store and several elected officials. Two tragedies ended several lives prematurely, one a hitand-run vehicle crash and the other a murder, the former taking the life of a young Belle Plaine man and father, and the latter a former Belle Plaine woman and high school homecoming queen. The Herald’s top news story for the year was the opening of Belle Plaine’s second Highway 169 overpass, which two weeks later was followed by the ground-breaking and start of construction of another top 10 local news event – the Ridgeview Medical Clinic and Lutheran Home senior living campus, which is scheduled to open in 2017. The historic general election of 2016 promises to bring more change – locally and nationally. Not only did Belle Plaine very strongly support the controversial President-elect Donald Trump on Nov. 8, but it voted in a new mayor and two new city council members. There’s also a new sheriff in town after the old one, who is from Belle Plaine, retired in midterm. Also garnering a lot of ink in 2016 was Belle Plaine High School’s sports and activities teams, especially the baseball team that not only became the first in program history to make it to the state tournament, but played in the state Class 2A championship game on a beautiful June day at pristine Target Field in downtown Minneapolis. The weather was also inviting for Belle Plaine’s annual St. Patrick’s and Bar-B-Q Days celebrations, the former of which was held on March 12 when the mercury climbed to a record 70s degrees for that day. On page 2 begins a recap of the first four months of 2016. The Year in Review will continue in next Wednesday’s Herald.

After running Steffen Hardware in downtown Belle Plaine since the 1970s, Jim Steffen began his retirement sale in May.

Top 10 Stories of 2016

(1) Hello Bridge, So Long Turn Lanes – Following a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 27, the Enterprise Drive overpass opened. Afterwards, it took the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) just six days to close the left-turn lanes from Highway 169 to County Road 3/Meridian Street. Mn/DOT made removing the left-turn lanes a requirement from the beginning of the bridge planning phase and stood by it. S.M. Hentges and Sons of Jordan was awarded the overpass project at the low bid of $3,179,966.84, which was over $1.2 million below the city engineer’s construction estimate of $4,387,703. (2) Business Closures/Changes – After running Steffen’s Hardware in downtown Belle Plaine since the 1970s (his father, William, started the business in 1955), Jim Steffen announced a retirement sale that would start on May 26. Decades after he took over the operation from his father, Steffen said he was ready to take his leave. He had the building on North Meridian Street at East Church Street for sale for the past few years. “I’ll be 70 next month,” he said. “I want to go to car shows, to swap meets or on vacation. I want to jump in the car and not worry about the business." Different groups of people, one from Belle Plaine and others from the Twin Cities proper, were interested in buying the hardware store, a member of the Do It Best chain. Steffen said the amount of money Do It Best wanted up front from the interested buyers was a hurdle too steep to be cleared. The building went for sale for $179,000. Meanwhile, Otto Pries put the cap on the Little Brown Jug liquor store in Belle Plaine, which he opened in 1975 at 520 Commerce Drive East. Pries said he planned to retire, and after making some improvements to the building, would put it up for sale. Ron and Heather Fry, owners of the Belle Plaine Dairy Queen for the past 3 1/2 years (they still are), purchased the Borough Bowl from Judy Otto and her son, Tom Otto. The eight-lane bowling alley with bar and restaurant was built by the late Ivan Otto and opened in 1976 at 235 South Ash Street. Prior to that the business was located downtown. (3) Construction Starts on Massive Project – Fifteen days after a “ribbon-cutting” ceremony marking the opening of a second overpass in Belle Plaine, a “ground-breaking” ceremony was held just a little more than a football field length away to mark the start of construction of a nearly $20 million medical clinic, wellness center and senior housing campus at the northwest corner of the intersection of Highway 169 and County Road 3/Meridian Street. Officials from Ridgeview Medical Center, The Lutheran Home Association and the City of Belle Plaine, some with gold shovels in hand, and others gathered at the site Aug. 11 to ceremonially flip some dirt to commemorate the start of real earth-moving. Excavation and tree removal for what will be one of the biggest building projects in Belle Plaine history got underway Aug. 15. Plans call for a mixed-use development that will include a three-story, 55-unit senior independent living center, a 12,900-square-foot medical clinic with future vertical expansion up to three stories and a 10,000-square-foot health and wellness center. Ridgeview Medical Center (medical clinic and health and wellness center) and The Lutheran Home Association (senior housing facility) are teaming on the project. Top 10

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The Year in Review (January Through April) three-year battle with multiple January myeloma (a type of cancer).

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Marschall of Prior Lake was named chair of the Scott County Board for 2016. Michael Beard of Shakopee was selected vice chair. *Diane Skelley, Terry Kahle and Tracy O’Brien received the oath of office and four-year seats on the Belle Plaine School Board. Skelley and Kahle both ran as write-in candidates after not enough people had filed in 2015 to fill the open seats. *It was announced that Belle Plaine’s steady climb back up the new home building ladder continued in 2015 as 24 permits were issued by the city to local and area home builders. That was an increase of six over the 18 issued in 2014 and double the 12 issued in 2013. *One of Belle Plaine’s most enduring residents and civic leaders died Jan. 5 at the age of 102. Emil Ashauer, who was living at Kingsway Retirement Living in Belle Plaine, was grand marshal of Belle Plaine’s 1989 Bar-B-Q Days and 2014 German Days parades, the latter of which he rode with his second wife, Viola Dahlke, who was 95 years old at the time. They were easily the oldest couple to ever lead a parade in Belle Plaine. *After a phenomenal 2015 run that saw him winning titles in both Motocross and Supercross, Wheaties announced that Ryan Dungey of Belle Plaine would be the next athlete featured on the iconic orange box. Already a highly-acclaimed rider, Dungey’s year further solidified his claim to be the first Motocross champion on the cover of the Wheaties box. *Ann Hennen, formerly Schmidt, died Jan. 18 after a

She lived in Coon Rapids at the time of her death. Schmidt, the daughter of Catherine Schmidt of Belle Plaine and the late Erwin Schmidt, was crowned Miss Belle Plaine in 1977, the same year she graduated from Belle Plaine High School. *Pre-sunrise temperatures in Belle Plaine dropped to 19 degrees below zero on Jan. 18, the coldest weather of the winter up to that point. *The Belle Plaine High School Explosion dance team completed a clean sweep of first-place finishes in the Minnesota River Conference, capturing top honors in both jazz and high kick at the MRC season finale at Oak Crest Elementary School. Belle Plaine also took first place in both jazz and kick in the first two MRC meets of the season. Earning all-conference honors for Belle Plaine were Ally Fink, Maggie Applegarth, Jenna Seaver, Ali Davis and Selin Dikmen. Mia Pribyl was honorable mention. *After months of preparation, U4IC Brewing Company’s taproom in Blakeley Village opened to the public the final weekend in January. The taproom is in the brewery at 23436 County Road 1 (Union Trail) in the building the Blakeley creamery and Went Laboratories used. Opening the business were Jeff Luskey, Kurt Fossen and Dave Luskey.

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Shelby Liles (left) and Taylor Tikalsky took advantage of record warm temperatures on Saturday, Feb. 27. The pair were skateboarding along South Meridian Street. Temperatures in Belle Plaine and the Twin Cities reached 58 degrees, breaking the old record of 54 degrees set in 1896.

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Chevrolet-Buick, was attended by business owners, business representatives and their spouses. Gala-Palooza replaced the formal, long-standing annual awards banquet.

*Scott County Sheriff Kevin Studnicka announced he would retire from law enforcement in May. On Tuesday (Feb. 16), the county board consider a resolution appointing Scott County Sheriff Chief Deputy Luke Hennen as the county’s new sheriff for the remainder of the four-year term Studnicka won in 2014. Studnicka had 30 years in law enforcement, 25 with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office. A graduate of the FBI Academy and National Sheriff’s Institute in Colorado, his career included work as a Belle Plaine patrol officer in the late-1980s before he joined the Scott County Sheriff’s Office. *Belle Plaine High School observed its annual SnowFest with numerous activities. The 2016 SnowFest royalty were Derek Guscette, Jed Fahey, Mitchel Stier, Stephen LaJeunesse, Patrick Selly, Bridget Egan, McKenzie Koepp, Kali Gorman, Anna Donkhong and Nicole Bauleke. *The Belle Plaine High School one-act play, “Anatomy of Gray,” captured the section championship and went on to earn its 12th starred performance rating at the state level in program history when it competed in Minnesota State High School Class 1A One-Act Play Festival at O’Shaughnessy Auditorium on the campus of St. Catherine University in St. Paul. The 2016 cast and crew were Jonah Meyer (Gray), Hannah Burmeister (June), Megan Littlepage (Rebekah), Noah Reutzel (Phineas), Rachel Fahey (Tiny), Stephen LaJeunesse (Crutch), Kali Gorman (Belva), Griffin Ruud (Homer) and Taylor Thompson (Maggie). The townspeople were played by Aryanna Albee, Neil Bigaouette, Taylor Cote, John Franck, Jennifer He, Hunter Meyer, Bryce Nelson, Emma Salden and Patrick Selly. The crew consisted of Drew Keup and Kolby Spomer. *Brittany Traynor was hired to become the next librarian for the Belle Plaine and Jordan public libraries. “Brittany brings several years of experience as a library media specialist in the Eau Claire Area School District and supervisory experience in a retail environment,” said Scott County Library Director Jacob Grussing. Approximately 30 people applied for the Belle Plaine/Jordan job, which became available when Melissa Smith resigned to accept the head job at the Prior Lake Public Library. *Otto Pries would soon be putting the cap on the Little Brown Jug liquor store in Belle Plaine, which he opened 41 years ago (1975) at 520 Commerce Drive East. Pries said he would keep the store open until the inventory runs out, for which he was running a “goodbye and everything must go” sale. Pries said he planned to retire, and after making some improvements to the building, would put it up for sale. *Belle Plaine High School’s Triple A and ExCEL award winners for the 2015-16 school year were announced. They were seniors Ally Fink and Sam Gavin for Triple A, and juniors Elizabeth Johnson and Kellen Bergs for ExCEL. *The Belle Plaine High School girls’ basketball team lost in the first round of the section playoffs to St. Peter 72-30. The Tigers finished the season with an overall record of 4-22, it’s only conference wins both coming against Le Sueur-Henderson. Junior Elizabeth Johnson was Belle Plaine’s lone allconference selection. Freshman teammate Paige Narveson was honorable mention. *For a second year in a row, the Scott West wrestling team won two of three matches in the Minnesota State Class 2A Team Tournament at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The Panthers, the No. 4 seed, defeated No. 5 seed Wabasso-Red Rock Central 35-25 in the quarterfinals before having to square off against No. 1 seed and unbeaten Kasson-Mantorville in the semifinals about 30 minutes later, losing 36-18. Scott West came back to double up No. 2 seed Simley 40-20 for third place. Kasson-Mantorville went on to win the Class 2A championship with a 37-21 victory over Foley. Scott West seniors Ryan Siegle and Ben Kelvington both won all three of their matches in the team tournament, the latter of whom was selected to the all-tournament

The owners of U4IC Brewing Co. enjoyed a successful opening of their taproom the last weekend in January. Jeff Luskey, Dave Luskey and Kurt Fossen had worked on the brewery and taproom for a few years. team. In the individual tourna- championship, Stauffacher lost ment, three Panthers reached to unbeaten Tucker Sjomelthe semifinals. Included and ing of Delano 10-3. Earning *The Belle Plaine High their weight divisions were all-conference honors for the School boys’ basketball team sophomore Jackson Stauffach- conference champion Panthers made its longest postseason run er (126), senior Ben Kelving- were Tyler Buesgens, Ben Kel- in recent years but it came up ton (145) and sophomore Tyler vington, Dylan Johnson, Carter one win short of reaching MinBuesgens (182). Only Stauf- Piche, Tyler Shackle and Jack- neapolis as the Tigers fell to facher won his semifinal match, son Stauffacher. Ryan Siegle Maple River 62-55 in the Secedging Zach Glazier of Albert was honorable mention. Year in Review Lea 3-2. In Saturday night’s (continued on page 9)

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Frances M. Morningstar Frances M. Morningstar, 85, of Kansas City, MO, went to be with her Lord and Savior, on Monday, December 19, 2016. Visitation was December 27 from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. at St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church, 301 N.E. Vivion Rd, Kansas City, MO 64119. She was born May 8, 1931 in Belle Plaine, MN, to the late Emory and Martha (Sorenson) Hillstrom. Frances loved children and they brought such joy and purpose to her life. She worked as a pediatric nurse at North Kansas City Hospital for more than 25 years, she was involved in the care of her own six children, her oldest grandchild and the children of a dear friend. She and her husband Harry, were married for 62 years where she took care of the home finances. She enjoyed traveling with her family, seeing most of the United States, several countries and the majority of Europe. Frances and Harry also took several motorcycle road trips up the North shore of Minnesota. She is survived by her husband Harry; children, Joyce Morningstar, David (Martha) Morningstar, Neal (Sue) Morningstar, Craig (Julie) Morningstar, Scott (Rocio) Morningstar, and Janelle (Andrew Blair) Morningstar; grandchildren, Tabitha (Andrew) Maxwell, Christopher, Sean, Tyler, Rachel and Matthew Morningstar; greatgrandchildren, Jackson and Ivy Maxwell. In addition to her parents, Frances is preceded in death by her brothers, Lorenzo and Neal Hillstrom. Memorial contributions in Frances’ memory may be made to St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church, the Lupus Foundation or, Friends of Parkville Animal Shelter. Share online condolences at TerraceParkFuneral. com.

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Man Killed in Crash Near Jordan A man was killed and another injured in a two-car crash Monday near Jordan. The deceased was 53-yearold Calvin S. Robnik of New London. The other driver, 51year-old Christopher J. Shimek of Prior Lake, suffered non-life threatening injuries. According to the State Patrol, the crash occurred shortly be-

fore 5:30 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 21 and 220th Street West. A Volkswagen Touareg driven by Shimek was heading westbound on 220th Street and a Chrysler Sebring driven by Robnik was heading southbound on Highway 21 when they collided in the intersection, according to the State Patrol.

Missing Man’s Body Found in Lake Waconia Last Tuesday Ice Angler’s Camera Locates Stifter

The search for Andrew John Stifter of Waconia, the missing paddle-boarder, is completed. Carver County Sheriff’s deputies recovered his body Tuesday afternoon (Dec. 20) from Lake Waconia. He was found by an ice fisherman’s camera just before 4:30 p.m. in approximately 10-12 feet of water in the lake’s southeast quadrant. The Midwest Coroner’s Office determined Stifter died of freshwater drowning. The manner of his death remains un-

der investigation, said Carver County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Jason Kamerud. Investigators are waiting on the toxicology report and final medical examiner’s report to close the investigation, Kamerud said. The search for Stifter, 35, in the southeast quadrant of the lake had been suspended because of ice on the lake. Deputies and other emergency responders had been searching for Stifter since he was reported missing Nov. 26. He had reportedly been on the lake on a paddleboard photographing wildlife on and around the lake. Stifter is married with two children. His wife is expecting a third child.

Le Sueur EDA Still Looking for Solution to Cambria Expansion Le Sueur’s municipal economic development authority (EDA) is still looking for a solution to help Cambria complete its expansion plans, a move intended to bring hundreds of new jobs and tax base to the city, county and school district. A proposed land swap between the city EDA and the state is the first step toward allowing Cambria to complete expansion plans, the Le Sueur News-Herald recently reported. It will take land the city has ac-

quired north of Wolf Motors on the west side of Highway 169 on Le Sueur’s hilltop and sell it to the state, an exchange that will allow Cambria to expand on to land on the east side of the highway currently being used for a highway rest stop. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) needs to purchase the EDA land. It has to work out financing for its part of the deal. Mn/ DOT needs to acquire the 34-

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Strait Smiles Again Taking Part in ‘Give Kids A Smile’ Strait Smiles Family Dentistry is among hundreds of dentists across the state who are joining together to provide free dental care as participants in “Give Kids a Smile Day� on Friday, Feb. 3. This program is part of a larger campaign organized nationwide by the American Dental Association. Contact Strait Smiles Family Dentistry at 952-873-6380 if your organization knows of children who would benefit from this program. We would love the opportunity to work with you to serve these children. Our office is located at 201 West Raven Street, Belle Plaine. Patients seeking appointments

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Scott County Board OKs Pay Hikes for Elected Officials

Bob Vogel Gets House Committee Assignments State Rep. Bob Vogel, R-Elko New Market, has accepted positions on four House panels, including the vice chairman post for the Ways and Means Committee. Vogel, entering his second term in the House, also will serve Civil Law and Data Practices; Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance; and State Government Finance. “The thing that pleases me most about these committee as-

signments is I will be spending most of my time doing what suits me best: working with numbers,â€? Vogel said. “Each House member brings unique skills to the Capitol and the key is putting legislators in position to succeed for the betterment of the state. My committee responsibilities ďŹ t the mold and I look forward to starting the session so we can get to work addressing the issues we face.â€? Vogel and fellow legislators will convene Jan. 3 in St. Paul.

Belle Plaine Library 125 W Main St 952-873-6767 website: www.scottlib.org Library Hours: *NEW* Tuesday & Friday 10 am-5 pm Wednesday & Thursday 1 pm-8 pm Saturday 10 am - 2 pm **All Scott County Libraries will be closed January 1st and 2nd for New Year’s Day. SPECIAL EVENTS 1/23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Smalltown Eclectic and MELSA presents “Loud at the Libraryâ€? Open Mic and Art Night Come join us at the library for another great open mic and art night. Enjoy local musical talents, local art display and refreshments. We encourage artists of all ages to sign up to perform and/or display their art. 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In its ďŹ nal meeting of 2016 last Tuesday (Dec. 20), the Scott County Board approved pay raises for itself, the county attorney and county sheriff. The county board approved a 3.472 percent pay hike, increasing commissioners’ salaries to $59,930. Commissioners are also paid $50 per diem for attending board-approved committee assignments plus beneďŹ ts. The county board’s vice-chairperson will be paid $75 per month for additional duties. The board chairperson will be paid an additional $150 per month for additional work associated with the leadership role. Scott County commissioners OK’d a 3.676 percent increase in the county sheriff’s 2017 salary. The increase moved Sheriff Luke Hennen’s salary to $146,212. County Attorney Ron Hocevar also received a raise for next year. The board approved a 2.359 percent increase in his salary, increasing it to $158,146. He also received a $300 per month car allowance. The raises are all based to keep the county sheriff, commissioners and county attorney on pair with the average pay of their counterparts in metro area counties, excluding the more populated Hennepin and Ramsey counties. The raises were unanimously approved via the consent agenda, without discussion at the Dec. 20 meeting.

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Scott County wasn’t the only county increasing the compensation its elected ofďŹ cials will earn in 2017. In Carver County, commissioners raised their own compensation by 27.8 percent to $62,064 from $48,564. The county board chairperson will be paid an extra $715 per month for duties associated with the position. The vice-chairperson will be paid an additional $640

Erica Selly Gets Scholarship Erica Selly, of Belle Plaine is the recipient of a University of Minnesota, Morris Alumni Association scholarship for the 2016-17 academic year. Many UMM alumni make contributions to the Morris Scholarship Fund through alumni annual giving. Through their collective efforts, they have made it possible for students to receive scholarships based on academic merit. On Sept. 20, more than 130 students gathered to celebrate their scholarship awards and to share their “Attitude of Gratitude.�

per month and commissioners $615 for additional duties connected to their positions. The Carver County Sheriff’s salary was increased to $150,142 – an increase of approximately 5.734 percent. The County Board increased the Carver County attorney’s salary by approximately 6.902 percent to $162,491. In Le Sueur County, commissioners have only set 2017 salaries for themselves. They increased their salaries from $28,210 to 28,933.70 – an increase of about 2.57 percent. County Administrator Darrell Pettis said the county board

might address the salaries of the county attorney and county sheriff at its Jan. 3 meeting. Sibley County commissioners increased the salaries of elected ofďŹ cials by 2 percent across the board. They set the salary of the county sheriff at $105,653.60. The county auditor’s salary is $72,197.77 and the recorder’s salary is $68,462.16. The Sibley County treasurer in 2017 will be $71,329,23. Commissioners increased their own salary by 2 percent at $25,571.02. Commissioner Bobbie Harder of Henderson Township declined the increase.

Scott County OKs 4.6 Percent Levy Bump Approving a levy that keeps pace with rising costs plus allows the county to take on some of its needed projects, Scott County commissioners approved a 4.6 percent in the property tax levy for 2017 at its ďŹ nal meeting of the year last Tuesday (Dec. 20). The county’s 2017 property tax levy is $63.66 million, a $2.8 million increase from 2016. It will help fund a total 2017 budget of just over $151.78 million, an increase of about 7.36 percent. The board approved the levy by a 4-1 vote, with Commissioner Joe Wagner casting the lone dissenting vote. He claimed the increase was well beyond the rate of ination. The budget was passed unanimously. To the owner of a typical house in Scott County, the levy means an increase of just over $9 for the year in the county’s share of the property tax bill. Just over half the house owners in Scott County will see that property tax bump, thanks in part of that increase results from the house

gaining value, said Gary Shelton, the county’s administrator. A portion of the property tax levy – just over $2 million – is intended for rising costs of day-to-day operations, including salaries. It will also help fund additional staff, capital improvements and funding for the county fair, the county historical society and U of Minnesota Extension services in Scott County. The county board’s budget is also funded by state and federal aid. The rest of the increase will go to help capital investment that includes investment in roads, parks and debt payments. The levy also funds unexpected cost shifts from the state to the county. The state has made the counties now responsible for community behavior health care. Counties must also now fund an increasing share of the tab for mentally ill people incarcerated for crimes, a mandate covering almost one-third of the $1.5 million increase in the county’s health and human services budget.

Master Naturalist Volunteer Training to Start January classes that correspond to Minnesota’s three major ecosystems – entitled “Big Woods, Big Rivers,â€? “Prairies and Potholesâ€? and “Northwoods, Great Lakes.â€? This class will cover the natural and cultural history of the Prairies and Potholes region. We will provide an in-depth overview of the Prairie Ecosystem. Through the class, participants will develop their ability to observe nature and will learn tools to improve these skills. In addition, participants will improve their communication skills by sharing knowledge with other participants and working on a group project. Classes will be held Mondays starting on Jan. 9 through May 1. Field trips will be incorporated into the class schedule. The cost for the class is $275, including materials. Scholarships are available. For more information, contact instructor Joan McKearnan at 763-433-1232 or joan.mckearFor further information or to nan@anokaramsey.edu. complete an application, visit Register on-line at www.Minhttp://mn-scottcounty.civic- nesotaMasterNaturalist.org, plus.com/187/Annual-Sheriffs- call 1.888.241.4532, or e-mail Citizens-Academy or contact info@minnesotamasternaturalthe Sheriff’s OfďŹ ce at 952-496- ist.org. Scholarships are available. 8300. Do you enjoy learning about the natural world? If so, consider becoming a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer! Anoka-Ramsey Community College in Coon Rapids is hosting a Minnesota Master Naturalist Volunteer Training beginning Jan. 9. Minnesota Master Naturalist is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Extension Service and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Master Naturalist volunteers complete a 40-hour hands-on class with expert instructors and fellow learners – studying natural history, environmental interpretation and conservation stewardship. Final certiďŹ cation comes with the completion of 40 hours of volunteer service. The program offers three

Scott County Sheriff’s Citizen’s Academy Seeking Applicants “The Scott County Sheriff’s OfďŹ ce continuously strives to enhance the relationship between our deputies and the community,â€? said Sheriff Luke Hennen. “The Citizens Academy allows our ofďŹ ce a safe, fun and interesting way to strengthen our partnership with the community by offering participants the ability to gain perspective on the many challenges faced by local law enforcement.â€? Participants in the 2017 Citizens Academy will get an inside look at the work the Scott County Sheriff’s OfďŹ ce does. Participants will interact with deputies as we explain the role of law enforcement in our communities. We will discuss topics ranging from use of force, investigations, crime scene processing and trafďŹ c stops. Sessions will include a tour of the jail and 911 Dispatch Center. The Citizens Academy is a six-week program held on Monday nights beginning Jan. 30. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and live, work or attend school in Scott County. Participants must agree to allow the Scott County Sheriff’s OfďŹ ce to run a criminal background check to ensure the safety and security of all participants, Sheriff’s OfďŹ ce personnel and the public. Participants are expected to attend all or most of the sessions. Class size is limited.

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BELLE PLAINE HERALD, BELLE PLAINE, MINNESOTA

Thirty Years Ago This Week

Letter to the Editor

90 Years Ago (1926)

Harvesting Corn on Dec. 28 Edgar Ruehling, who farmed one mile south of Belle Plaine on County Road 3, was pictured doing his fall harvest on Sunday, Dec. 28 in 1986. Mr. Ruehling stated that his corn was too wet to harvest and store earlier that fall, so he decided to wait on one small ďŹ eld. The weather had stayed mild enough for many farmers in southern Minnesota to get their crops out of the ďŹ eld late, and in so doing, save money on drying costs. Mr. Ruehling’s corn was being used to feed his farm animals. The Belle Plaine City Council approved a 1987 budget totaling $596,070, which was an increase of only $6,205 over the 1986 budget. One of the biggest reasons for the small increase was that only $20,000 was allocated to the contingency fund, down dramatically from $42,926 allocated for 1986. The total police department budget was $164,806, an increase of $12,857 over 1886. Most of the increase was attributed to police salaries that were added to by $11,577. Jackie Smith of rural Belle Plaine won the national award in overall gardening in a contest sponsored by Organic Gardening magazine. An editor and photographer were sent to the Smith farm northwest of Belle Plaine to study the garden and talk to Smith, who had over 850 varieties of fruit, vegetables and perennials in ďŹ ve acres of garden and orchards that she had been tending to for 13 years. Smith and her husband, Jerry, and their daughter, Sara, raised sheep and crops on their farm. Belle Plaine native Wayne Stier, who was now living in Hawaii, had written his third book that was now in bookstores. “Hawaii Blueâ€? was about the multi-cultured island. Stier’s other two books – “Wide Eyes in Burma and Thailand: Finding Your Wayâ€? and “Time Travel in the Malay Crescentâ€? were guidebooks based on Stier’s ďŹ rsthand experiences of Asia. The Belle Plaine High School boys’ basketball team captured the Gaylord Holiday Tournament that Friday and Saturday, defeating Cedar MountainMorgan 55-53 in the ďŹ rst game and Gaylord 51-41 in the championship. Against Cedar Mountain-Morgan, Matt Lenz had 22 points and 11 rebounds, while Jeff Johnson added 15 points and nine rebounds. Johnson was the top scorer against Gay-

lord with 10 points. Some of the top news stories in Belle Plaine in the 1986 Year in Review included Pharmacist Dale Otto opening Otto Drug Express and Gift Store in February in the Waldheim building on East Main Street, the former spot of Cloutier Design Services, which the owners, Marilyn and Jeff Cloutier, had relocated to Eden Prairie. Also in 1986, after 12 years of operating the Sears Store in Belle Plaine, Agnes Chard sold the business to Alice and Wayne Mediger of Le Sueur. That same year, Earl and Harriet Gerdes sold their shoe business to Ralph and Sally French, and Tim and Marilyn Moriarty of Eden Prairie purchased Hennen Jewelry from Ron Hennen, who had owned the store since 1956.

60 Years Ago (1956)

The appearance on the Edgar Bergen TV quiz show, “Do You Trust Your Wife,� of a former Belle Plaine boy, Russel Bromaghim and his wife, Erma, was enjoyed by quite a number of Belle Plaine folks. The Bromaghims were invited to participate due to the name of their place, Santa Claus, Ariz. William Devine was able to leave University Hospital to spend Christmas with his family. After the holiday, he returned to the hospital and wasn’t expected to be released until spring. Lila Jane Hert, daughter of Mrs. Thomas R. Hert, became the bride of Edwin William Linner Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Linner of Stillwater. The bride was a former Blakeley girl. The new Shell Oil Station at the south side of Highway 169 opened for business. Armin Koepp was operating the station, leasing the property from

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Carl Johnson. Mrs. P.H. Casey, mother of Mrs. F.J. Keup of Belle Plaine, died at her home in Hammond, Wis., at the age of 88. The New Year brought our ďŹ rst zero weather, the mercury dropping to minus-3 the morning of the ďŹ rst. The absence of snow made it an unusual Jan. 1. The State Bank of Belle Plaine announced that it would raise interest rates on time certiďŹ cates as of Jan. 2, 1957. The new interest rate would be 3 percent for time certiďŹ cates of deposit for 12 months. Miss Karen Lynch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Lynch of Belle Plaine, became the bride of Mr. William Bryan Torp, son of Mrs. Gudrun Torp of Minneapolis. The Scott County Board of Supervisors selected Francis Wermerskirchen as the outstanding conservation farmer for 1956. Since all the notes against Zion Lutheran Church on Benton were paid during 1956, the building committee announced that on New Year’s Eve there would be held a special noteburning ceremony, to be conducted during the intermission between the German and the English New Year’s Eve services. Peter J. Pung, 66, husband of the former Mary Riley of Belle Plaine, died at Brooke Army Hospital, San Antonio, Texas. Mrs. Henry Busch of St. Benedict passed away at her farm home at the age of 74. Funeral services were conducted for Mrs. J. Henry Harms, Norwood, with burial in Zion Lutheran Cemetery of Benton Township. She was 77 years old. Dr. O.P. Idsvoog, Norwood veterinarian, was in the Glencoe hospital with injuries received when his car rolled over on a county road about seven miles south of Norwood at the Elmo Downs farm. The Belle Plaine Progressive Homemakers elected Mrs. Mark Murphy leader for 1957. Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Tengblad were given a party in honor of their 25th wedding anniversary.

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Belle Plaine gave a noisy but well ordered welcome to the new year. Church bells rang and band members were out with their instruments to serenade the new year. Peter Larson died at his home in Jessenland Township at the age of 83. H.H. Lehnert raised broomstraw on his farm in Blakeley and took a load to the city for making into brooms. Homegrown broomstraw lasted longer than others. Dr. D.W. Wilson went to St. Paul to commence his second term as a state legislator. Everett Larson of Gotha went to St. Paul to take a six-week course in creamery management. Charles Joyce died at the home of his sister in St. Paul. The funeral was held from his parish church in Jessenland. Miss Florence Johnson, former Belle Plaine girl, was married at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gust Johnson, at Buffalo to Edward Erickson of New York City. Creamery raids were still going on, but at the Cologne creamery the thieves found the operator waiting with a shotgun, and they made a hasty departure. Another attempt was made to break into the Bongard creamery. H.C. Hespenheide, Blakeley Township’s sole survivor of the Civil War, was making ready to celebrate his 88th birthday that month. The Henry Schultz family took occupancy of their new farm home. It was the largest home in this section. A gasoline explosion in the George B. Schrupp home in Henderson brought death to Mrs. Schrupp and severe injury to her daughter, Ella. The two women were cleaning clothes in the bathroom when the gasoline they were using suddenly exploded, blowing out windows and starting a ďŹ re that was quickly extinguished. C.A. Christenson was named head of the local Masonic lodge. Other ofďŹ cers were E.O. Peterson, M.O. Hagen, F.B. Hillstrom, W.E. Moore, W.J. Gatz, W.E. Bromaghim, M.H. Doyle and R.R. Mahler.

120 Years Ago (1896)

Dear Editor, My adult children are now in there 30's, they got bussed to school from the same block I live on now. My grandchildren are in grade school; they are expected to walk to school. It's obvious on its face that a child a bit over 3 feet tall is not realistically going to walk in the snow, on the street, in trafďŹ c to school this far, 4,496 feet on Google Maps. Walk up that hill and tell me it's not far. The only cross walks on State Street - County Road 6, are at City Hall and at Highway 25, 1.14 miles if they go to the legal cross walk. They are expected to walk in the street east on Forest to Elk, walk south up Elk Street (there is a sidewalk on Elk put in last year, but two car pads cut across the walk so kids can't actually use the sidewalk, disappointing waste of money) walk east up Court Street, then walk south up Eagle Street, cross County Road 6 and proceed up Eagle Street to Main Street. From that point on there are cross walks and sidewalks to school. It's extremely unsafe to send small children, boys or girls on this walk to school but it's exactly what the school board says they are supposed to do. No cross walks and not a

blinky light anywhere on County Road 6 where the kids are supposed to cross in the street, in the snow, in trafďŹ c. What are they thinking? Some of the local moms have complained to the School Board and apparently the school is complaining about the price to bus the kids. (Less than the price of a small car I am told.) No children should be walking to school where there are no crosswalks and no sidewalks. Some of the moms in the neighborhood have worked out a deal to pay a day care provider who gets one of the white busses to take the kids to school. The children that go to Oak Crest are late every single day because the white busses can't work out a way to get them to school on time. It's simply unconscionable that the School Board even dreams of having tiny children walking on the streets in the snow in between the cars in trafďŹ c with no crosswalks to school. They should be ashamed. The local moms who are paying for the bus tell me they feel ripped off, they feel their children's safety is not important. My kids got busses in the snow, why are my grandkids supposed to pay for their own bussing from the same place? Tim Olson

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Union Hill by: Edna Weiers St. John’s Catholic Church St. Scholastica Church Father Dave and Deacon Bob Saturday Mass at 8:15 p.m. at St. John’s Servers: Joseph & Trenton Huebl New Years Day Sunday Mass at 8 a.m. at St. Scholastica Servers: Sarah Colwell and Leo Pexa New Years Day Sunday Mass, 10 a.m. at St. John’s Servers: Mitchel & Hunter Pomije, Jeffrey & Timothy Cram Wednesday Mass 5 p.m. at St. John’s, confessions to follow at 5:30 p.m. Sue Weiers graduated from

Globe University, Woodbury, Thursday, December 22 with a degree in Massage Therapy at Concordia University in Saint Paul. Those attending were Jeff Weiers, Brandon and Holly Giesen, Cory and Jamie Giesen, Katrina Weiers, Carissa Weiers and Jake Otremba and Joan Lunde. Celebrating dinner was at Chianti ‘a in St. Paul. We extend our condolences to Pattie Bell and her family in the death this week of her mom. From the archives of the Belle Plaine Herald, 60 years ago in 1956, “Christmas joy turned to sorrow Christmas day when Marty, 5 year old son of Melvin and Marion Giesen, met instant death when a serving bar at the school dining hall in Union Hill tipped over, falling on the boy and crushing him.”

St. Thomas for a bit of skiing before going by: Loni Graham Father James will celebrate back to school at Concordia in Mass here at St. Thomas on Moorhead. Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Max Sullivan and Milt Lowe got rides from Milt’s grand4 p.m. Father Andrew Stueve cel- kids to church Christmas Eve ebrates mass at St. Anne’s in in St. Paul and to the Lowe Le Sueur on Saturdays at 5:15 family Christmas Day gatherp.m., and Sundays at 8 and ing in Cottage Grove at the home of Gregg and Bonnie 10:30 a.m. Lowe. Mickey Sullivan and Orangy Lawerence of Becca McLaughlin spent the Henderson passed away sud- Christmas holiday in Duluth denly Monday, December 26. with her family. Our sympathy to Jennifer and their daughter, Sarah. Orangy The Sullivan family (Carol was a member of the Class of Jeans) had their annual get 1975 with Corrine Connelly together at the Inn in Belle and a member of the Henderson Plaine Friday night and the Fire Department at least 35 AOH had their Christmas party years. He’s been digging graves at the Lakeside Wednesday in Henderson and Jessenland night. Father James Burns celfor many years. Everyone made it home to ebrated Christmas Eve Mass Jim and Mary Jean Halloran’s to a packed church with Will for Christmas Eve. Maureen’s, and Marvin Halloran assistMichelle’s, Margaret’s ing as altar servers. Hattie and Toms, Jon’s, Ryan and Judy Caroline Tuck performed a duet Glisczinski. The kids enjoyed with clarinet and piano. Henry snowmobiling and being Tuck helped by carrying their music to the choir loft. Anna together. Sullivan brought the Baby Bill and Lisa Meger enter- Jesus to the manger. Jessica tained the Richard and Gert Retka continued playing our Meger clan at their place on familiar Christmas music on Christmas. the organ/piano as Marie Retka Joe and Amy Holden enter- directed the full choir. Todd tained the Holden and Connelly read the Liturgy and Father families in their home on told of ‘How the Grinch Stole Cedar Lake on Christmas Day. Christmas’and How the United Our sympathy to Amy on the States started celebrating the passing of her sister, Verena Christmas Story around 1850. Deutsch. Rachel and Emily O’Connell Max Holden entertained her took up the Gifts along with family at the Holden home on Todd Sullivan and Kevin Halloran, Jim Oak and Debbie Christmas Eve. Tom and Loni Graham’s O’Connell assisted Father disfamily gathered at their home tributing Communion. It was to celebrate Christmas and a wonderful Christmas in St. grandaughter Camrie’s 22nd Thomas. Have a Happy New Year birthday, then Camrie and Cole Call Now: 800-259-1096 Vlasak flew off to Colorado everyone!

The week of Dec. 19-25, Belle A person on the 900 block of Plaine police responded to the Horizon Circle called for medical help at 12:42 p.m. An infant following selected calls: was checked over by the ambulance crew. There was no need Monday, Dec. 19 for transport. By 3:05 a.m., police had isA property-damage crash at sued four citations to vehicles the intersection of East Main parked illegally and blockStreet and North Aspen Lane ing snowplows during a snow was reported at 12:52 p.m. One emergency. vehicle began crossing East A person on the 200 block Main Street from East Comof West State Street called for merce Drive to North Aspen medical help at 6:29 a.m. A Lane, not seeing the oncoming woman was transported to an truck due to another vehicle area hospital. making a U-turn and blocking Police assisted a motorist at his view. Both vehicles towed 9:08 a.m. with a car stuck in from the scene. a ditch near the intersection At 5:16 p.m., a person on of Highway 169 and Meridian the 600 block of West Main Street. They assisted in arrang- Street called for medical help. ing a tow. A woman was transported to an A Belle Plaine boy was cited area hospital. at 2:48 p.m. for traffic viola- Police received a report of a tions, failing to transfer the title lost wallet at 6:50 p.m. from on a vehicle and driving with a a person on the 100 block of cracked windshield. North Aspen Lane. The report A person on the 300 block of was amended to a wallet stolen South Meridian Street called from a vehicle after additional for medical help at 5:11 p.m. A information was received. Powoman was transported to an lice are investigating. area hospital. Wednesday, Dec. 21 Tuesday, Dec. 20 At 3:09 a.m. a person on the A Belle Plaine man was 500 block of Haralson Drive stopped on the 200 block of called for medical help. A South Ash Street at 9:20 a.m. woman was transported to an and cited for driving after li- area hospital. cense revocation. A person on the 600 block of

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Legal Notices NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR Conditional Use Permit You are hereby notified that a hearing will be held by the Scott County Planning Advisory Commission in the County Board Room, of the Scott County Government Center, 200 Fourth Avenue West, Shakopee, Minnesota on: January 09, 2017 at 6:30 PM PURPOSE OF HEARING: To consider application for Conditional Use Permit of John Beatty SUBJECT SITE LOCATION: Section 12 Township 113 Range 021 NE 1/4 SW 1/4 Property Address: 11370 237 ST E, NEW MARKET TWP REQUESTED ACTION: Conditional Use Permit (#PL201696) for a private dog kennel. Further information regarding the above mentioned project including site drawings and relevant Zoning Ordinance requirements will be available, after (12/29/16), on the Scott County web site, www.scottcountymn.gov. Please go to Government, Citizen Advisory Boards, Commissions, & Committees, Board of Adjustment or Planning Advisory Commission, Most Recent Agenda and Minutes, then download the 01/09/2017 agenda, and click on the project item. If you would like to be heard in reference to this matter, you should attend this meeting. Oral and written comments will be accepted by the Planning Department. For more information, contact the Scott County Planning Department at 952496-8653. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, December 28, 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.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR Conditional Use Permit You are hereby notified that a hearing will be held by the Scott County Planning Advisory Commission in the County Board Room, of the Scott County Government Center, 200 Fourth Avenue West, Shakopee, Minnesota on: January 09, 2017 at 7:00 PM PURPOSE OF HEARING: To consider application for Conditional Use Permit of Shakopee Public Schools SUBJECT SITE LOCATION: PO the NE 1/4 of Section 24, Township 115, Range 23 REQUESTED ACTION: Conditional Use Permit (#PL2016094) to construct an athletic field complex as an Essential Services (Governmental uses, buildings, and storage) Further information regarding the above mentioned project including site drawings and relevant Zoning Ordinance requirements will be available, after (12/29/16), on the Scott County web site, www.scottcountymn.gov. Please go to Government, Citizen Advisory Boards, Commissions, & Committees, Board of Adjustment or Planning Advisory Commission, Most Recent Agenda and Minutes, then download the 01/09/2017 agenda, and click on the project item. If you would like to be heard in reference to this matter, you should attend this meeting. Oral and written comments will be accepted by the Planning Department. For more information, contact the Scott County Planning Department at 952496-8653. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, December 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.

Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, December 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.

Notice of dissolution of dj dahlke properties, llc. Notice is hereby given to all creditors of and claimants against DJ Dahlke Properties, LLC., a Minnesota Limited Liability Company (the "Company"), organized under the laws of the State of Minnesota pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Chapter 322B. 1. The Company has dissolved and is in the process of winding up its affairs. 2. The Company has filed a Notice of Dissolution with the Minnesota Secretary of State. 3. The Notice of Dissolution was filed on December 22, 2016. 4. All claims against the Company must be presented in writing to the Company at 287 Marschall Road, Suite 201, Shakopee, MN 55379; attn.: Barbara J. Weckman Brekke. 5. All claims must be received no later than ninety days after the first publication of this Notice. Authorized Signature: Dale Dahlke Chief Manager, DJ Dahlke Properties, LLC. Contact information for contact person for the corporation: Barbara J. Weckman Brekke, Attorney; (952) 402-9410; bbrekke@bcrlawyers. com. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, December 28, 2016 and January 4, 11 and 18, 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: 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.

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: August 23, 2005 MORTGAGOR: Susan K. Dahn, a single person. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Marketplace Home Mortgage, LLC its successors and assigns. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded August 25, 2005 Scott County Recorder, Document No. A710618. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: U.S. Bank National Association. Dated February 24, 2015 Recorded March 3, 2015, as Document No. A974538. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100249110000047825 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Marketplace Home Mortgage, LLC RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: U.S. Bank National Association MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1681 Pebble Terrace, Shakopee, MN 55379 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 272270340 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 8, Block 18, Common Interest Community No. 1043, Stone Meadows 1st Addition, Scott County, Minnesota COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $143,600.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $152,535.57 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale

wednesday, December 28, 2016 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.

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 CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION LIEN FORECLOSURE SALE WHEREAS, default has been made in the terms and conditions of the Declaration of The Woodview of Prior Homeowners' Association (henceforth the Declaration) dated February 29, 2000 and recorded in the Office of the County Recorder in and for Scott County, Minnesota on August 8, 2000 as Document No. 481034, which said Declaration covers the following described property situated in the County of Scott and State of Minnesota, to-wit: Lot 4, Block 4, Woodview Estates, CIC No. 1077, according to the plat thereof on file and of record in the Office of the Scott County Recorder. Street Address: 17335 Sunray Circle Southwest, Prior Lake, MN Property ID #252300160 WHEREAS, pursuant to said Declaration, there is claimed to be due and owing as of the date of this Notice by Mark A. Legut, as unit owner, to The Woodview of Prior Homeowners' Association the principal amount of Seven Thousand Eight Hundred Fifty-two Dollars and 92/100 ($7,852.92) for condominium assessments, interest and past due attorney fees through December 2016; and no action being now pending at law or otherwise to recover said debt or any part thereof, and; WHEREAS, pursuant to said Declaration, and the statute in such case made and provided, said debt creates a lien upon said premises in favor of The Woodviview of Prior Homeowners' Association. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that by virtue of the power of sale created by statute, said lien will be foreclosed by the sale of said premises with the hereditaments and appurtenances, which said sale will be made by the Sheriff of Scott County, Minnesota at the Scott County Law Enforcement Center, Civil Division, 301 Fuller Street South, in the city of Shakopee in said County on March 2, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., at public auction to the highest bidder, for cash, to pay the amount then due for said condominium assessments, together with the costs of foreclosure, including attorney's fees as allowed by law. The time allowed by law for redemption by the unit owner, his personal representatives or assigns, is six (6) months from the date of said sale. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE THE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied single family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the unit owner must vacate the property if the lien is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on September 2, 2017. If the foregoing date is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, then the date to vacate the property is the next business day at 11:59 p.m. Dated: December 20, 2016 THE WOODVIEW OF PRIOR HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION FULLER, SEAVER, SWANSON & KELSCH, P.A. By: Timothy D. Fuller 32694 12400 Portland Avenue South, Suite 132 Burnsville, MN 55337 (952) 890-0888 Attorneys for The Woodview of Prior Homeowners' Association Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, December 28, 2016 and January 4, 11, 18, 25 and February 1, 2017.

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(continued from previous page) 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.

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: February 29, 2016 MORTGAGOR: Kenneth Stever, a single man.

MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded March 1, 2016 Scott County Recorder, Document No. A997105. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: Freedom Mortgage Corporation. Dated November 1, 2016 Recorded November 28, 2016, as Document No. A1015306. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100867100000479152 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: American Mortgage & Equity Consultants, Inc. RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: Freedom Mortgage Corporation MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 14548 Lockslie Trail, Savage, MN 55378 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 262861040 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 47, Block 5, Featherstone Lake Estates, CIC No. 1068, Scott County, Minnesota. COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $171,817.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $178,040.83 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 15, 2016 Freedom Mortgage Corporation 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 46 - 16-007690 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, December 28, 2016 and January 4, 11, 18, 25 and February 1, 2017.

State of Minnesota County of Scott District Court First Judicial District FIle No. 70-PR-16-22626 NOTICE OF INFORMAL probate of will and informal APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS In Re: Estate of David Marso, a/k/a David L. Marso, a/k/a David Leo Marso, 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 January 8, 2014. The Registrar accepted the application and appointed Michael Daly, whose address is 119 W. Main Street, Belle Plaine, Minnesota, 56011, 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

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tion 2AA championship game at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Belle Plaine, champion of the Minnesota River Conference and North Subsection, finished the season with an overall record of 19-9. Gaining allconference honors for the Tigers were seniors Luke Narveson and Mitchel Stier, and junior Brody Curtiss. Senior Branden Schulz was honorable mention. * The Belle Plaine City Council unanimously awarded the bid for the city’s 2016 street and utility improvement project to Chard Tiling and Excavating of Belle Plaine. Chard’s bid was $1,169,798.60, which was $155,470 below the city engineer’s construction estimate of $1,325,268.25. The only other bid received was from RAW Construction of Faribault at $1,530.581.10. The 2016 project would consist of street and infrastructure improvements on Forest Street East, as well as one block of Oak Street North and two blocks of Court Street East. Also included was the construction of a sidewalk on the south side of Forest Street to the street’s eastern terminus. *A record-high temperature of 70 degrees for March 12 resulted in an exceptionally large sea of green for Belle Plaine’s annual St. Patrick’s celebration downtown that day, with much of that greenery coming in the form of shorts and T-shirts. A first occurred when two girls were crowned Miss Shamrock rather than the customary one. Receiving crowns of equal status were Belle Plaine High School juniors Rachel Fahey and Lauren Murphy, the only two contestants in the contest. Margaret McCue Morrison, emcee of the post-parade program, explained that the judges concluded that it was too difficult of a choice between the two girls to choose just one. Fahey and Murphy said they look forward to representing Belle Plaine “together” at parades and other functions in the coming year. Emerging from the parade of clans as the Most Authentic-Dressed Leprechaun was Chris Fahey, who won $100 in the process. The grand marshals of the parade were Bob and Sue Fahey. Finding the hidden Shamrock medallion were the trio of Colin Schultz, Lauren Johnson and Joey Gorman. Four clues were necessary before the coin was found at the base of the steps of the corkscrew slide at Fountain Park. *The Belle Plaine High School speech team placed second at the Minnesota River Conference speech meet at Jordan on March 19. Earning all-conference honors for Belle Plaine were juniors Hannah Burmeister and Jonah Meyer. Senior Patrick Selly was honorable mention. Qualifying for the state meet were Burmeister, Isaiah Trimbo, Selly and Neil Bigaouette. *Belle Plaine High School graduate Michael Kroells and Le Sueur-Henderson graduate Brett Pfarr, both juniors on the University of Minnesota wrestling team, were the two Gophers who earned All-American status at the NCAA Championships at Madison Square Garden in New York City. *After five conference crowns, four section titles and one state championship in her six years as head coach of the Belle Plaine High School volleyball team, Cassie Koch resigned. Her resignation came just four months after leading the program to its first state championship. “I submitted my resignation after confirming my husband and I are expecting our second child 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 Jaspers, Moriarty & Wetherille, P.A. Dennis P. Moriarty MN# 7519X 206 Scott Street Shakopee, M 55379 Telephone: (952) 445-2817 Facsimile: (952) 445-0812 e-mail: dmoriarty@jmwlaw.com Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, December 28, 2016 and January 4, 2017.

in September. BPHS has always been flexible and supportive of my needs away from the court, but it was ultimately time for me to take back the time I dedicate to the program year-round and dedicate it to my growing family,” Koch stated. *With approved spending outweighing anticipated income, the Belle Plaine School Board stemmed the tide of deficit spending in a move that would cost several probationary teachers, para-professionals and an administrator their jobs for the 2016-17 school year. Over 20 members of the school district’s staff and students watched the school board unanimously approve budget cuts that would save the Belle Plaine School District about $434,860 this year. *Members of the Belle Plaine High School band and choir programs were confident they had the ability to perform well at the Section 2 Solo/Ensemble contest on March 30. But the results were better than even they might have expected. For the first time in memory, all of Belle Plaine’s entries – in both choir and band competitions – earned superior ratings, the highest rating possible. April *The Belle Plaine Historical Society agreed to facilitate the Belle Plaine Farmers Market beginning with the 2016 market season. Lisa Fahey and Diane Skelley had been overseeing the local market since they founded it in 2009. *A familiar face to many area residents opened a new salon in downtown Belle Plaine. Paula Olsen of Belle Plaine opened The Hair Loft at 103 Main Street West on April 2. *Countless hours of shooting hoops on her driveway at home and the basket hanging over her bedroom door paid off for Ciara Fahey of Belle Plaine. On April 2, she won the girls’ 10-yearold division at the 42nd annual Knights of Columbus State Free Throw Championships at Cathedral High School in St. Cloud. Ciara, the daughter of Jodi and Jon Fahey, earned the state championship after making 24 of 25 free throws. *A 68-year-old man and 67year-old woman were found beaten and dead in a Shakopee home midnight Tuesday (April 12). The man was identified as Terry Weimer and the woman was Renee (Hillstrom) Ahrens, formerly of Belle Plaine. According to the Shakopee Police Department, Shakopee officers, at the request of a family member, checked their welfare at a residence in the 1100 block of Dakota Street. In the residence, officers found Weimer and Ahrens dead. They had suffered apparent blunt force trauma injuries. The suspect was the deceased man’s 40-year-old son, who was from Waseca. When authorities went to the suspect’s residence, he barricaded himself into a room with a firearm. For several hours, negotiators tried to talk him into coming out of the residence and turning himself in. At approximately noon Tuesday, the suspect was found deceased at the scene by a selfinflicted gunshot wound. *After less than two years on the job, Belle Plaine City Administrator Holly Kreft announced she was resigning, effective May 16. “I have accepted a position as executive director of Charlson Meadows, a private foundation in Victoria. I wasn’t seeking another position, but this is my dream job,” Kreft stated. “The new position will give me a chance to continue to serve others, but with more flexibility in my schedule and new opportunities.” Mayor Mike Pingalore said Kreft will be missed. “Holly over the last couple of years has helped move this city forward. Her economic development background has allowed us to create opportunities to enhance our community. The city has many projects underway and new ones being discussed. Holly’s ability to network along with building relationships has given many of these projects a starting point.” The city council decided to give itself most of the summer to hire a replacement for Kreft, and appointed Finance Director Dawn Meyer as acting city administrator. *Ryan Dungey clinched another Supercross season championship on April 30 by finishing fourth in the 450SX main event at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Dungey, 26, is the son of Troy and Michelle Dungey of Belle Plaine. He is married to Lindsay (Siegle), a 2009 graduate of Belle Plaine High School. The 2016 Belle Plaine Year in Review will continue in next Wednesday’s Herald.

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(4) Belle Plaine Man Fatally Run Down – A Belle Plaine man walking along Highway 169 was hit and killed before sunrise on Sunday morning, Aug. 14. Investigators were looking for the driver and vehicle involved in the crash. Derek J. Fath, 29, was killed near the intersection of Highway 169 and Belle Plaine Trail. The crash was reported at 5:15 a.m. The vehicle that hit Fath was in 169’s northbound lanes, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Ashley Hiemstra, Fath’s girlfriend, said he was on his way home from a friend’s house. Hiemstra and Fath had a 1-year-old son, Tucker. Friends and family took to social media to mourn Fath’s tragic death and urge whoever hit him to call police and admit they hit Fath. Authorities still have not announced any leads in the case.

(5) 1966 BPHS Homecoming Queen Murdered – A 67-year-old woman and 68-year-old man were found beaten

and dead in a Shakopee home on April 12. The woman was identified as Renee (Hillstrom) Ahrens, formerly of Belle Plaine and Belle Plaine High School’s 1966 homecoming queen. The man was Terry Weimer of Shakopee. According to the Shakopee Police Department, Shakopee officers, at the request of a family member, checked their welfare at a residence in the 1100 block of Dakota Street. In the residence, officers found Ahrens, a retired school teacher, and Weimer dead. They had suffered apparent blunt force trauma injuries. The suspect was the deceased man’s 40-year-old son, who was from Waseca. During the investigation, police said it was determined that a vehicle registered to Ahrens was missing. The vehicle was located later Tuesday morning unoccupied in the city of Waseca. When authorities went to the suspect’s residence, he barricaded himself into a room with a firearm. For several hours, negotiators tried to talk him into coming out of the residence and turning himself in. At approximately noon Tuesday, the suspect was found deceased at the scene as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. (6) Election Day – Three of the five seats on the Belle Plaine City Council will have different people sitting in them when the first regular meeting of 2017 takes place on Tuesday, Jan. 3. Four years after being elected mayor over incumbent Tim Lies, Mike Pingalore’s bid for a third two-year term was blocked on Nov. 8 by a large contingent of Chris Meyer supporters in what was a near record election turnout for Belle Plaine. Joining Meyer on the new-look city council will be Ben Stier and Theresa McDaniel, along with incumbents Cary Coop and Paul Chard, the latter of whom’s seat was not up for election this year. Stier was easily the top vote-getter in a four-way race for two four-year terms, in which voters could vote for up to two candidates. Stier received 2,083 votes, while Coop was second with 1,181. Incumbent Henry Pressley Jr. was 77 votes short of keeping his seat on the council with 1,104. The fourth candidate, Nickole Shetka, got 835 votes. Meanwhile, incumbent Gary Trost, a veteran of the city council for nearly two decades, was defeated for the one two-year term on the council by challenger McDaniel in what was the closest race on the local ballot. McDaniel harvested 1,506 votes, 18 more than Trost’s 1,488. Belle Plaine joined the tidal wave of GOP support for Donald Trump and running mate Mike Pence that washed across the Midwest. Belle Plaine and neighboring communities backed Republicans across the board. Voters in Belle Plaine and the surrounding area backed Trump over Democrat Hillary Clinton in large numbers. He beat Clinton in Belle Plaine by more than a 2-to-1 margin, 2,034 to 1,005. Across Scott County, voters favored Trump over Clinton, 39,948 to 28,502. Clinton did carry Minnesota and won the national popular vote by some 2 1/2 million votes. But Trump won where it counts most – the electoral vote. (7) High School Teams Make State – The longest season and postseason run in Belle Plaine High School baseball history came to an end on the longest day of the year (summer solstice on June 20) when the Tigers lost to Minnehaha Academy 5-1 in the state Class 2A championship game at a warm and sunsplashed Target Field. The Tigers, who were playing in their first state baseball tournament in program history, won their first two games in St. Cloud to earn their date at Target Field, defeating Fairmont 1-0 in the quarterfinals and Maple Lake 6-4 in the semifinals. Along with a section tile, the Tigers also won the Minnesota River Conference title for a third year in a row with a record of 13-1 and finished the season with an overall record of 25-2. In February, the Belle Plaine High School one-act play, “Anatomy of Gray,” captured the section championship and went on to earn its 12th starred performance rating at the state level in program history when it competed in the Minnesota State High School Class 1A One-Act Play Festival at O’Shaughnessy Auditorium on the campus of St. Catherine University in St. Paul. For a second year in a row, the Scott West wrestling team won two of three matches in the Minnesota State Class 2A Team Tournament at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The Panthers, the No. 4 seed, defeated No. 5 seed Wabasso-Red Rock Central 35-25 in the quarterfinals before having to square off against No. 1 seed and unbeaten KassonMantorville in the semifinals about 30 minutes later, losing 36-18. Scott West came back to double up No. 2 seed Simley 40-20 for third place. This past fall, the BPHS football team qualified for the state tournament for a second year in a row, and the cross country girls’ team qualified for state as a team for the first time since 1978. (8) Bar-B-Q Days – It was summery but far from downright hot for the 2016 Bar-B-Q Days celebration in Belle Plaine July 15-17, making for comfortable conditions from the start of festivities Friday evening through Sunday’s fireworks display. The only blemish in the weather was a thunderstorm that rolled though town late Saturday night into early Sunday morning. That was a major factor to lower than usual sales in the Beer Garden for a Saturday night. The Beef Stand had total sales of $38,226.17 compared to $36,413.95 last year. Sandwiches cost $3.50 apiece, the same as in recent years. The Beer Garden, where the cost of most beverages was similar to last year, had sales totalling $48,180.50, which was down from $56,757.65 last year. Carnival ride sales this year totalled $61,936.00, up from $59,034.50 last year. Rachael Eliason was crowned the new Miss Belle Plaine, succeeding McKenzie Koepp. Also receiving crowns were Makayla Anderson (first princess), Alyssa Neisen (second princess) and Hailey Witt (miss congeniality). Bill Kruschke was the grand marshal of the parade.

(9) Duo Queens and Warm Temps for St. Pat’s – A record-high temperature of 70 degrees for March 12 resulted

in an exceptionally large sea of green for Belle Plaine’s annual St. Patrick’s celebration downtown that day, with much of that greenery coming in the form of shorts and T-shirts. A first occurred when two girls were crowned Miss Shamrock rather than the customary one. Receiving crowns of equal status were Belle Plaine High School juniors Rachel Fahey and Lauren Murphy, the only two contestants in the contest. Margaret McCue Morrison, emcee of the post-parade program, explained that the judges concluded that it was too difficult of a choice between the two girls to choose just one. (10) Another City Administrator Search – After less than two years on the job, Belle Plaine City Administrator Holly Kreft announced she would be resigning in May. “I have accepted a position as executive director of Charlson Meadows, a private foundation in Victoria. I wasn’t seeking another position, but this is my dream job,” Kreft stated. “The new position will give me a chance to continue to serve others, but with more flexibility in my schedule and new opportunities.” Mayor Mike Pingalore said Kreft will be missed. “Holly over the last couple of years has helped move this city forward. Her economic development background has allowed us to create opportunities to enhance our community.” Following a summer-long search process, the city opted to hire a former U.S. Army officer of more than a dozen years and current Tracy City Administrator Mike Votca to be Belle Plaine next city administrator. Votca, 39, who had been the city administrator at Tracy since the summer of 2013, emerged from a pool of 20 candidates to become the top choice.


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Jordan Mulls H.S. Wrestling Potential Scott West Too Much for NYA Ice Hockey The Scott West wrestling team by major decision over Peter vs. Hutch W 30-28 easily won its Minnesota River Barth 17-6. vs. Austin W 66-7 Pairing Conference opener by over- 145 – Jack Fogarty (SW) won vs. MKato E. W 61-14 whelming Norwood Young by tech fall over Eddy Mendo- Dec. 9 at Eden Prairie Tri. With Area America 72-5 Thursday night za 17-2. vs. E. Prairie W 66-7 at Central High School in NYA. 152 – Joshua Backlund (SW) School vs. Eastview W 41-19 Seven of the 14 matches were

If there’s enough interest and a nearby school willing to partner with Jordan High School, ice hockey could be added as an additional sport at JHS. Cullen Bahn, Jordan High School’s activities director, has been talking with another area school about a potential ice hockey partnership, the Jordan Independent recently reported. Superintendent Matt Helgerson recently informed the school board of Bahn’s discussions with a local school. Details yet to be determined include level of interest and financial arrangements. Helgerson hopes to have additional information for the school board in January or February.

awarded to Scott West by forfeit. The Panthers, who are 7-0 in duals this season, will make their annual trip to Fargo, N.D., for the Rumble on the Red invitational this Thursday and Friday. Scott West 72, NYA 5 106 – Jacob Hill (SW) won by forfeit. 113 – Jacob Strack (SW) won by forfeit. 120 – Justin Stauffacher (SW) won by forfeit. 126 – Tyler Shackle (SW) won by fall over Jared Kleindl 1:03. 132 – Jackson Stauffacher (SW) won by tech fall over Joash Lord 25-10. 138 – Parker Huss (SW) won

lost by tech fall to Wallace Michels 21-6. 160 – Jace Demmers (SW) won by major decision over Joe Hennen 12-2. 170 – Jon Huss (SW) won by forfeit. 182 – Deshawn Carter (SW) won by forfeit. 195 – Tyler Buesgens (SW) won by forfeit. 220 – Calvin Menke (SW) won by fall over Sam Meeker 5:12. HWT – Ben Alexander (SW) won by forfeit. 2016-17 Scott West Wrestling Dual Results and Remaining Schedule Dec. 1 vs. N Prague W 47-19 Dec. 8 at MKato East Quad

Dec. 22 at NYA W 72-5 Dec. 29-30 at Rumble on Red in Fargo, N.D. Jan. 6 vs. W-M at Jordan Jan. 12 at Tri-City United Jan. 13 at Waconia Jan. 19 at Le Sueur-Hend. Jan. 21 at Eastview Invite 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 Feb. 24-25 Section Individual at Waseca Mar. 2-4 State Tournament at Xcel Energy

Girls’ Basketball Belle Plaine’s Nathan Herman had nine points and five rebounds against Jordan Thursday night in Jordan.

Boys’ Basketball (continued from page 11) in the four-team field are Holy Family Catholic and St. Croix Preparatory Academy. The Tigers will play their fifth straight game away from Belle Plaine when they travel to Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial for a 7:30 p.m. tip next Tuesday. Tigers 69, Blue Earth 66 Patrick Bigaouette and Brody Curtiss both had 19 points and the Tigers canned some free throws down the stretch to hold off Blue Earth Area by three points last Tuesday night in Blue Earth. Nathan Herman was also in double figures with 14 points. Andrew Hunsader chipped in seven points, followed by Tommy Dikmen with three. Matt Nelson, Noah Hastings and Jack Otto each had two points and Dylan Schumacher one. Herman had nine rebounds and two assists, while Biagaouette had six rebounds and three assists. Curtiss also had six rebounds to go along with one steal. Jordan 83, Tigers 58 The Tigers trailed the MRCleading Hubmen by just three points at halftime but could get nothing going in the second half as Jordan quickly pulled away by double-digits and kept rolling en route to a 25-point victory at a packed and energized Jordan High School gym Thursday night. In the words of Belle Plaine coach Paul Fogarty – “nothing went the Tigers’ way in the second half.”

Jordan 6-8 senior forward Jimmy Volbrecht, who became the 12th player in Jordan school history to score his 1,000th career point in the second half, led all scorers with 31 points. He also had eight rebounds as Jordan improved its record to 6-0 overall. Curtiss netted 20 points for Belle Plaine and Hastings and Herman added 12 and nine, respectively. Bigaouette finished with five points and Hunsader four. Scoring two apiece were Nelson, Schumacher, Kellen Bergs and Jonathan Schmidt. Nelson was tops in rebounds with seven. Hastings had three steals. 2016-17 BPHS Boys’ Basketball Results and Remaining Schedule Dec. 3 at Fairmont W 69-57 Dec. 8 vs. Farib. BA W 79-68 Dec. 9-10 at Maple River Inv. vs. M. River W 72-60 vs. St. Cloud C. L 93-68 Dec. 13 vs. S.E. W 82-69 Dec. 20 at BEA W 69-66 Dec. 22 at Jordan L 83-58 Dec. 28 -29 at Glencoe Invite Jan. 3 at LCWM Jan. 5 vs. Glencoe-SL Jan. 7 vs. St. Peter Jan. 10 at Mayer Lutheran Jan. 13 vs. Norwood YA Jan. 17 vs. Tri-City United Jan. 19 at Le Sueur-Hend. Jan. 26 vs. GFW Jan. 27 at Sibley East Jan. 31 at WEM Feb. 2 at Tri-City United Feb. 6 at New Ulm Feb. 7 vs. Jordan Feb. 10 vs. Mayer Lutheran Feb. 16 at Norwood YA Feb. 21 vs. Le Sueur-Hend. Feb. 24 at JWP Mar. 2 Begin Section

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Breeding Bull Introduce to Mankato Area Bison Herd The first breeding bull has arrived at Minneopa State Park near Mankato, bringing to 15 the number of bison in the park, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The yearling bull comes from Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota and spent a month quarantined at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley. “This is a milestone,” said DNR regional naturalist Alex Watson. “Nearly 130 years after the last wild and free bison disappeared from Minnesota and narrowly escaped extinction, this bull symbolizes the success of past conservation, and the need to always look forward.” Eleven bison were reintroduced to Minneopa in the fall of 2015. The herd expanded to 14 with the birth of three calves in 2016. It’s hoped the newlyacquired bull will successfully breed bison cows within the existing herd, strengthening the herd’s genetic similarities with its free-ranging ancestors from two centuries ago. The bison are part of the Minnesota Bison Conservation Herd, managed through a formal agreement between the DNR and Minnesota Zoo. The partners are working together to preserve American plains bison and plan to grow the herd at several locations, including Blue Mounds State Park, Minneopa State Park and the Minnesota Zoo. The goal is a 500-animal herd at multiple locations. “The herd is not yet large enough to sustain reproduction on its own, so this new addition is very valuable,” Fisher said. Watson offered some tips for viewing the bison. “The new bull may be only a year and half old, but he is already the same size as the adult cows, which might make him hard to identify. He has a noticeably longer beard and thicker horns that point outward. Female bison usually have horns that curve in. The new bull also has a temporary ear tag required for transportation from North Dakota that will eventually be removed. For now, this makes him easy to spot if you see the tag.”

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Lenz led the Tigers in scoring with six points. Lambrecht had five points when she had to leave the game and Narveson also scored five. Johnson and Vinkemeier both had four, while Larson (3), Lauren Johnson (3) and Lizzie Hilgers (2) rounded out the scoring for Belle Plaine. 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 Dec. 15 at Jordan L 76-48 Dec. 20 at Mayer L. L 65-41 Dec. 22 vs. G-SL L 69-32 Dec. 29-30 at NYA Tourney Jan. 3 vs. Faribault BA Jan. 6 vs. Norwood YA Belle Plaine’s Ireland Lambrecht scored five points against Jan. 7 vs. St. Peter Glencoe-Silver Lake Thursday night before having to leave Jan. 12 at Le Sueur-Hend the game with a broken wrist. Jan. 20 at Sibley East Jan. 23 vs. Watertown-M Feb. 14 vs. Le Sueur-Hend. Feb. 9 at Norwood YA Jan. 26 at Tri-City United Feb. 20 vs. SW Christian Feb. 10 at GFW Jan. 31 vs. Jordan Feb. 21 at Breck Feb. 13 vs. LCWM Feb. 3 vs. Mayer Lutheran Feb. 28 Begin Section

Changing Weather Creating Unpredictable and Unsafe Ice Due to widely variable weather conditions across much of the state, ice is deteriorating rapidly and creating potentially dangerous conditions for anglers, snowmobilers, skiers and others planning to recreate on the ice over the holidays. According to recreation safety specialists with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, ice that formed quickly during the recent sub-zero temperatures is now thawing and refreezing, which leads to extremely weak ice that is dangerously deceptive. “The calendar nor air temperatures can be used as indicators of ice thickness or safety,” said Lisa Dugan, DNR recreation

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Boys’ Basketball Belle Plaine Defeats BEA; Falls to Jordan

The Tigers’ Lily Vinkemeier, left, has been among her team’s leading rebounders this season.

Girls’ Basketball

by Dan Ruud The Belle Plaine High School boys’ basketball team made the long drive to Blue Earth Area last Tuesday worth it as it defeated the Buccaneers 69-66 for its fifth win in six games this season. But then came the short drive to Jordan where the Tigers absorbed their second loss of the season and first in the Minnesota River Conference by an 83-58 count to an undefeated Hubmen team. Belle Plaine, 1-1 in the MRC, 5-2 overall, will compete in a holiday tournament at GlencoeSilver Lake tonight (Wednesday) and on Thursday. Tonight’s action is set to start at 6 p.m. Joining Belle Plaine and G-SL

Boys’ Basketball (continued on page 10)

Tigers’ Losing Skid Reaches 6

The Tigers’ Patrick Bigaouette, right, had five points against Jordan Thursday night in Jordan.

by Dan Ruud The Belle Plaine High School girls’ basketball team lost its fifth and sixth games in a row in the week leading to Christmas, falling to Minnesota River Conference unbeaten Mayer Lutheran 65-41 and GlencoeSilver Lake 69-32 last Tuesday and Thursday nights, respectively. The Tigers, 0-4 in the Minnesota River Conference, 2-7 overall, will play in the annual holiday tournament at Norwood Young America this Thursday and Friday. Belle Plaine’s first game will be against Minneapolis South 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The Tigers will begin the 2017 portion of their schedule in a nonconference game against Faribault Bethlehem Academy 7:30 p.m. next Tuesday at the BPHS gym. Mayer Luth. 65, Tigers 41 The Crusaders showed why they may be able to keep pace with defending champion Norwood Young America in the MRC this season with a 65-41 win over the Tigers last Tuesday night in Mayer. Belle Plaine’s Paige Narveson scored five points against Glen- Belle Plaine’s Tommy Dikmen, left, and the rest of the Tigers found it difficult to score inside “Their pressure defense got coe-Silver Lake Thursday night in Belle Plaine. against Jordan’s taller inside players, including 6-9 center Andrew Niebuhr. to us early,” said Belle Plaine coach Randy Carlson, whose team trailed 42-17 at halftime. “As the game went on, we got better at the defensive end and did a good job battling on the boards. Even though we lost, it was a good game for us. After a difficult start, we kept competing and played well against a very good team.” Ireland Lambrecht and Elizabeth Johnson both had 11 points for the Tigers, followed is proud to have supported the following by Paige Narveson (9), Lily community organizations in 2016... Vinkemeier (5), Maria Larson BELLE PLAINE LIONS (3) and Jaylen Struck-Schmitz ANDREA JAHR BENEFIT (2). Vinkemeier and Sarah BELLE PLAINE ROTARY Lenz both had seven rebounds. Narveson had three steals. BELLE PLAINE BASEBALL BELLE PLAINE FESTIVALS AND EVENTS Glencoe-SL 69, Tigers 32 BELLE PLAINE FOODSHELF Eight different Belle Plaine BELLE PLAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY players scored but none of them BELLE PLAINE RIVER FISHING CONTEST had more than six points as the BELLE PLAINE SPORTSMEN CLUB Panthers pounced on the Tigers BELLE PLAINE VFW POST #6202 MATT SAXE CHEVY BUICK SPONSORING CHEVY YOUTH BASEBALL early (taking a 12-0 lead) in BELLE PLAINE FIRE DEPT. RELIEF ASSOCIATION cruising to a 37-point victory CHESTERTON ACADAMY Thursday night at the BPHS EMMA’S FOUNDATION gym. FISH LAKE SPORTSMEN Making matters even more difGREEN ISLE LIONS CLUB ficult was the lost of Lambrecht HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE GOLF TOURNEY to a broken wrist. HOLY FAMILY “That really hurts,” Carlson HOLY REDEEMER said. “It’s her senior year and KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS she has worked so hard. We LABELLES LE SUEUR ALIGNMENT really missed her after she got LESTER LIBOR THRIVENT FINANCIAL FUNDRAISER hurt.”

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MRC Standings Standings as of Dec. 27 Girls’ Basketball W L Mayer Lutheran 4 0 Norwood YA 3 0 Tri-City United 3 1 Sibley East 2 2 Jordan 1 3 Le Sueur-Hend. 0 3 Belle Plaine 0 4 Results Mayer L. 65, Belle Plaine 41 NYA 65, Jordan 46 Tri-City United 74, LS-H 35 Boys’ Basketball W L Jordan 2 0 Sibley East 2 1 Belle Plaine 1 1 Mayer Lutheran 1 1 Sibley East 1 1 Tri-City United 1 1 Norwood YA 0 1 Le Sueur-Hend. 0 2 Results Jordan 83, Belle Plaine 58 Sibley East 70, LS-H 52 Tri-City United 62, NYA 52

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BPHS Alum Brings Invitation to Chard Companies, Staff Study Science in Sunshine State Provide B.P. Food Shelfâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s A Belle Plaine High School alum came visited an old stomping ground with an invitation for students interested in science to consider spending six weeks in the sunshine state this summer. Thursday (Dec. 22), Katie (Kurtz) Dunleavy visited a BPHS chemistry class to promote the Student Science Training Program (SSTP) at the University of Florida in Gainesville this summer. The six-week program is for incoming high school seniors interested in working on research in chemistry, biology or physics with graduate students like her and professors. The program runs from June 11 through July 29. There is no cost to apply for the SSTP program. The only cost is travel to Gainesville Fla. and food for the six weeks. Students will stay in dormitories on campus and funding may be available to help with living expenses during the six weeks. Students selected for the program will work on ongoing projects they can choose from, working in a lab with graduate students and University of Florida professors. Dunleavy, a 2008 BPHS graduate and the daughter of Laurie Devine and Marty Kurtz, is working on her doctorate in chemistry. She is studying the

cell, and then when they need to do their job they immediately make a structure to complete its task.â&#x20AC;? These naturally unstructured proteins are commonly involved in many diseases we currently donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know a whole lot about. Diseases like Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Parkinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s are somewhat dependent on the malfunctioning of the quick folding process of these unstructured proteins, Dunleavy said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I study how the hydration and diffusion of water molecules at the protein surface is involved in this protein folding process,â&#x20AC;? she said. Dunleavy said the six-week study offers students interested in studying the sciences â&#x20AC;&#x153;an amazing opportunityâ&#x20AC;? that will help them get into college. She said the six-week study will offer them insight on the sciences and potential science-related career options. BPHS science instructor Brad Peterson jumped at Dunleavyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s request to present information about the program to juniors. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Many students might not know about these opportunities and or they might not think that former students would be doing such fascinating work in the areas of science and technology,â&#x20AC;? Peterson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think we have a great number of former graduates from this school that go on and do some great things and are in fields that many might know about. Giving the current students the knowledge that this program exist and that there are programs like this at other universities.â&#x20AC;? Additional information on the program is available via a Google search on SSTP UF or by e-mailing Dunleavy at k.dunleavy@ufl.edu

Katie Dunleavy hydration dynamics of naturally unstructured proteins. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All proteins within the body are of a specific structure to function properly. Most proteins are structured all of the time, like hemoglobin, a commonly known protein found in the blood. However, there are many proteins that form their structure immediately prior to functioning, these proteins are naturally unstructured when not doing their function and hanging out in the cell,â&#x20AC;? she said. Dunleavy said she imagines them â&#x20AC;&#x153;looking like a cooked spaghetti noodle when in the

Top Donation of 2016 Employees from Chard Tiling & Excavating and its subsidiary companies recently offered the Belle Plaine Food Shelf its largest donation of the year. The staff of about 170 donated approximately $6,427 at the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual holiday party Monday (Dec. 19). As promised in the invitation to the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s holiday gathering, the owners, Connie and Leroy Chard contributed $12,854 to expand the cash donation to $19,281. Chard Tilingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s em-

ployees also donated 63 pounds of food to the food shelf. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just very thankful to our employees,â&#x20AC;? Connie Chard said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re very generous.â&#x20AC;? The donation to the Belle Plaine Food Shelf is the largest combined monetary contribution the food shelf has enjoyed this year and is part of another successful year serving the community, said Pat Ollhoff, the food shelfâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s operations manager.

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(continued from page 1) back to begin soaking it in. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was kind of crazy,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was kind of excited.â&#x20AC;? Trimbo hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t taken any practice exams, hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t attended any special training for how to do well on the ACT. Instead, he relied on his skills, intelligence and interest in learning. Trimbo likes to read about many different subjects. Not really one to spend a lot of time cramming for exams, he tends to soak in knowledge and put it to good use. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t call it studying,â&#x20AC;? Smith said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He does like to read a lot.â&#x20AC;? Smith said school staff told her Isaiah is the only BPHS student known to ace the ACT. Belle Plaine Junior-Senior High School Principal Dave Kreft said less than 1 percent of students who take the ACT ace it. That places Trimbo in rarified academic air and gives him a good chance to gain acceptance to almost any college he chooses. Trimbo is accustomed to academic success. He is well-rooted on the senior high schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s A & B honor rolls. He told a few friends of his success. Naturally, they kidded him with friendly ribbings about devious tactics to earn the lofty score. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really think I cheated,â&#x20AC;? Trimbo said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They just wanted to tease me.â&#x20AC;?

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