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City Puts Finishing Touches on Veterans Park Display Resolution, Final Vote Next

Dome Work Workers and crane operators lowered a 180,000-plus pound dome onto a new commercial building at Jim’s Apple Barn on Highway 169 just northeast of Belle Plaine in St. Lawrence Township Friday morning (Feb. 10). The addition to the business that markets itself as “Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store” is 62-feet tall and 60-feet across. The building permit for the new building lists its value as $500,000. Robert Wagner, owner of Jim’s Apple Barn, said the equipment in it will be worth just over $500,000. Wagner declined a request for specifics on the new attraction. It is scheduled to open May 25.

Brittney Carlson (left) and her sister, Tanya (right), met with U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Women’s March. Klobuchar greeted the Minnesotans who traveled overnight to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. for the rally and march by the White House. About 500,000 people, mostly women, rallied in opposition to newly-inaugurated President Donald Trump’s policies on women, the environment and immigration.

Belle Plaine Area Women Wanted Their Voices Heard Carlson Sisters Traveled to ‘Women’s March’ in Nation’s Capital

Their trip to Washington, D.C. was initially planned to celebrate Democrat Hillary Clinton becoming the United States’ next president, the first woman to hold the nation’s highest elected office. But the way the presidential election unfolded, Belle Plaine High School graduates Brittney and Tanya Carlson couldn’t sit idly by and accept the results without taking action. The daughters of Terry and Randy Carlson, Tanya and her younger sister, Brittney, were among a group of Minnesotans who traveled to Washington, D.C. in about a dozen coach buses Jan. 20 to be a part of over 500,000 people – mostly women – who rallied in protest of newly inaugurated President Donald Trump’s positions on women and his policies on im-

migration, economics and the environment. When the Republican Trump won the presidency, without winning the popular vote, Tanya Carlson said she and her sister decided at the last minute to pay the $250 per-person fee to make the trip to the rally and march in Washington, D.C. “They are both strong, independent, well-informed young women,” said Randy Carlson, a longtime BPHS math teacher and coach. “They will work for what they believe is right and are willing to be active in their beliefs.” Tanya and Brittney’s parents were among the estimated 90,000-plus people at a similar rally in St. Paul at the state capitol, one of several sister marches around the world. The stated intent of marchers was to promote civil rights, gender equality, diversity and inclusion. “It’s just something I had to do for myself,” Tanya Carlson, a school counselor in the BOLD (Bird Island, Olivia, Lake Lillian District) School District, said of the trip to Washington,

by Dan Ruud As early as next Tuesday (Feb. 21), the Belle Plaine City Council is expected to put its final stamp of approval on a resolution establishing a limited public forum at Veterans Memorial Park in Belle Plaine. On Feb. 6, before one of the largest audiences ever to attend a city council meeting in Belle Plaine, the council voted 3-2 to pursue a limited public forum at Veterans Memorial Park. Mayor Chris Meyer directed the city attorney to draft the final language for the forum, which has since been completed. That language is summarized below. The cross honoring veterans at the park was removed last month by the city and Belle Plaine Veterans Club after members of the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), based in Wisconsin, demanded that the action be taken because the law clearly states that religious symbols are not permitted on government-owned property. Belle Plaine City Attorney Bob Vose recommended that the cross be removed to avoid potentially costly legal action by the FFRF. Following immense outrage by the public, particularly on social media, the council was convinced to rethink its stand on the cross issue and to soon return it to the memorial at Veterans Park. Andy Parrish of Belle Plaine, a spokesperson for the return of the cross, addressed the council at length at the Feb. 6 meeting. He then introduced Doug Wardlow, an attorney for Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), which has agreed to represent Belle Plaine (without charge) should any legal action be taken against the city for allowing the cross to be returned to Veterans Park. Wardlow stood by Parrish’s statements and described the group’s limited public forum proposal as a sound legal tool to defeat the FFRF. However, when asked, Wardlow could not fully assure that lawsuits or

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Vets Eager to Return Cross A Defend Veterans Park Facebook page was established recently to help rally support for the return of the cross to Veterans Park. Its supporters look forward to the day when the cross honoring Belle Plaine’s war dead will be legally reinstalled. The following was posted on the group’s page following the council’s 3-2 vote last week to establish a limited public forum at the park, which will allow for the cross to be reinstalled: The Grave marker of the Fallen Soldier will not be reattached until the city gets their new policy in place (which will happen at the next council meeting on Feb. 21st). BUT IT IS GOING BACK ON! Looking at the last weekend in February. We will post here as soon as we have a day and time so those that want to be there can! We thank you all for the overwhelming support! NOW LET’S SUPPORT OUR CITY! At the top of the Defend Veterans Park Facebook page, it states: “A group of out-of-state atheists demanded a statue of a vet be removed from a city park. Our veterans defended us. Now we need to defend them.” Although it was not the kneeling veteran or the rifle that the FFRF sought removal of (just the cross), Andy Parrish of the Defend Veterans Park Facebook page said “it’s open to interpretation.” “Mine is if you remove a portion of it, then the entire monu-

ment is not there, and therefore, it is not displayed as intended.” The Freedom From Religion Foundation, which successfully sought the removal of the cross, issued a press release dated Feb. 7, the day after the Belle Plaine City Council’s vote to allow the eventual return of the cross through a limited public forum policy. In summary, the press release states that “the Freedom From Religion Foundation is troubled about a Minnesota city backtracking on its removal of a cross from a public veterans park.” “FFRF is very concerned by this turn of events. It finds the new policy to be subterfuge to keep the cross at a government veterans memorial. The purpose behind the newly proposed limited public forum is religiously motivated – to keep a Christian cross on government property – and thus calls into question the constitutionality of the policy.” The press release also states that if the proposal goes forward, FFRF will also consider proposing a memorial of its own to atheists in foxholes. The full text of its proposed display in Belle Plaine would read: “In honor of atheists in foxholes and the countless freethinkers who have served this country with honor and distinction. With hope that in the future hu-

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Longtime B.P. Businessman Al Hennen Dies Alvin Hennen, who operated Hennen Super Service in Belle Plaine for nearly four decades, died Monday at The Belle Plaine Lutheran Home. He was 81. Hennen, well known to many in Belle Plaine for his popular gas station and auto service center along South Meridian Street, was one of the original members of the Belle Plaine Ambulance Service, for which he served 16 years. He was also a member of the Belle Plaine Knights of Columbus. Tamara Schmidt and her husband Mike (who was out on a delivery) picked a busy week to Hennen’s obituary appears on open The Fabulous Flower Market at 102 Main Street W. The couple moved the business to page 3. downtown Belle Plaine Thursday (Feb. 9) from Jordan. Tamara spent the days before Valentine’s Day and Valentine’s Day itself putting together arrangements. She expected to go through 500 red roses for Valentine’s Day orders. A full-service flower market, they provide flowers for all occasions, she said. The shop also features vintage hand-made crafts from local artisans.

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The Belle Plaine robotics team used last year’s robot to deliver the game ball to center court before Friday evening’s (Feb. 10) varsity basketball game between Belle Plaine and Mayer Lutheran. The Cyber Tigers and their new robot will be at a non-scored robotics event Saturday at Eagan High School. The sectional competition is April 6-8 at the University of Minnesota.

Brittany Teal, a member of the staff at Emma Krumbee’s Floral, was busy designing an arrangement at the flower shop in Emma Krumbee’s General Store Sunday (Feb. 12). The flower shop’s staff prepared dozens of arrangements and hundreds of roses for Valentine’s Day giving during the past week. Valentine’s Day is the top holiday for flowers, just edging out Mother’s Day, said Mary Jo Morris, the flower shop’s general manager.

Cyber Tigers Preparing for ‘Bag Day,’ Sectional Competition The members of the Belle Plaine High School robotics team will get a good look this weekend at how well prepared for the sectional competition they are later this spring. The Cyber Tigers will compete in a dress rehearsal competition Saturday (Feb. 18, 8 a.m.) at Eagan High School. The non-scored competition will give the BPHS team the opportunity to see first-hand what its robot does well, what it and the team don’t do as well and what teams which teams would make potentially good alliance partners for the upcoming sectional competition April 6-8. The Cyber Tigers, like all the other teams, are pressed for time. Tuesday (Feb. 21), each robotics team has to place their robot in a sealed plastic bag. The deadline gives all the robotics teams in the state the same amount of preparation time between the early-January announcement of the game (“Steamworks”) and its rules and the upcoming

sectional competitions around the state. The Cyber Tigers will compete at a sectional at Mariucci Arena. Working in alliances of three teams each, robots have a variety of tasks the teams in a “Steamworks” competition will attempt to earn points during matches. The tasks include launching balls into targets (fuel cells into a boiler), collecting gears and delivering them to an airship lift, and climbing aboard the airship. The Cyber Tigers figure the best way to efficiently earn points is deliver gears to the airship and climb aboard the airship rather than trying to shoot fuel pellets (plastic balls) into a target. “We did a lot of calculations,” said Thea Iverson, a junior on the Cyber Tigers. The Cyber Tigers have been working on making sure their robot smoothly picks up and transport gears and climbs. The team has also been working on weight distribution and traction

since the game will be played on a carpeted surface. Jeff Heine, the team’s coordinator, said the competition Saturday would give the Cyber Tigers a chance to scout potential alliance members. Cyber Tigers members will look for teams and robots that skillfully do tasks Belle Plaine’s robot and team may not do as well. Heine said the team has learned to more accurately decipher information other teams offer in the interest of selecting the best alliance members. Belle Plaine’s biggest need is monetary. Unlike previous years, where the team received a $5,000 grant to cover expenses for the robot, that grant was not available this year, Heine said. The school has covered the costs and the team is looking for willing donors to offset the unexpected expense. The Cyber Tigers are also using last year’s robot to hone driving skills.

Jordan School Mascot Survey Results Will Help Shape Decision It’s a decision the Jordan School Board has considered since four students raised the issue last fall. Now, the results of a community survey will help school board members decide whether to retain one or both of the high school’s mascots or find a new nickname and mascot. The school board will address survey results at its Feb. 27 meeting. “I was actually relieved that the board decided to conduct the community survey,” said Director Bob Malz. “It was one of those issues that to me was easily identifiable as a decision that would trigger strong emotional responses from traditionalistic alumni, those seeking a unified mascot, and current students. I really felt that all of their voices needed to be heard.” Next week (Monday, Feb. 20), results from a survey of community members are due. The survey was mailed out last week, the Jordan Independent recently reported. The school board will use the input from respondents in elementary, secondary and JHS alums when considering options. The survey asks respondents from the public their opinions, whether they favor the Hub-

St. Patrick’s Meeting Feb. 16 The Belle Plaine St. Patrick’s Committee will hold its next planning meeting for this year’s celebration on Thursday (Feb. 16) at Huck’s Shipwreck Saloon downtown. All committee members and bar/restaurant owners are asked to attend. It begins at 5:30 p.m. The “Sullivan Sisters” – Joanie Hartmann, Jeanette Gloege and Theresa Sullivan – will lead Belle Plaine’s annual St. Patrick’s Parade on Saturday, March 18.

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men, the Jaguars, both, or if the district should seek a new mascot. “The board felt it was very important to solicit feedback and opinions from all our stakeholders, students, alumni and district residents,” said Director Deb Pauly, chairperson of the Jordan School Board. “I believe that the results of the survey itself will be what directs the discussion at the board table. Should the results be heavily skewed one direction or the other, it will lead to a more simple decision. Should the survey results be a near 50-50 split, it will be a more challenging and in-depth discussion.” Respondents are also asked if they have a strong opinion on the subject. Students that want to participate in the survey can do so via e-mail. “Our district is comprised of rational and intelligent residents. I am sure that with everything else going on in our world today that this issue would be

put into perspective. Some could choose to view this issue as negative conflict. I do not. I look at it as more of a healthy debate,” Malz said. “I am glad to see the passion on all sides of this issue. It means people care. They care about our tradition, our longstanding values and history, the passion of our youth and others to create change,” Pauly said. “We are fortunate to have such passionate, caring people fighting for a cause. When all is said and done, I believe that the people of Jordan will together and support the decision. They may not like it or be happy. That is human nature. In light of all the craziness going on in the world, I believe that they will refocus and put things in perspective. They will remember that our primary job is the education of our youth and they will put their feelings aside and will be about the work of supporting the best education possible for our most valued assets, our children.”

SVABW to Host Vendor Blender Fund-raiser Feb. 21 Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women, located at 551 East Park Street in Belle Plaine, will host a Vendor Blender Fund-raiser on Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 5-8 p.m. The event is open to the public and will include six vendors who will donate up to 40 percent of the evening’s proceeds to SVABW. Vendors will include ThirtyOne, Premier Designs Jewelry,

doTerra, Norwex, LulaRoe and Tupperware. It will be a night of great shopping and light refreshments. All donated proceeds will be used to provide direct services to victims of domestic violence. Call 952-873-4214 or email info@svabw.org for more information. You can also visit www.svabw.org to learn more about this event and the services SVABW offers.

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Alvin “Al” H. Hennen Alvin “Al” Henry Hennen, 81, passed away peacefully on February 13, 2017 at The Lutheran Home in Belle Plaine. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, February 16 at the Kolden Funeral Home in Belle Plaine and continue one hour prior to Mass on Friday. Memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 17 at Our Lady of the Prairie Catholic Church in Belle Plaine. Fr. Michael Kaluza will officiate. Interment will be Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery in Belle Plaine. Alvin Henry Hennen was born on November 24, 1935 to Lawrence and Cecelia (Theisen) Hennen on the family farm in Marystown, MN. He attended grade school in Marystown through the 8th grade. Alvin served in the US Army from 1955-1957 stationed in Okinawa where he received his GED. Upon returning he worked on the family farm in Marystown until moving to Hastings where he worked at Sears until making Belle Plaine his home in 1966 where he owned and operated Hennen Super Service for 37 years. His motto was, “we’ll give you fast service no matter how long it takes!” Alvin was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Belle Plaine and was one of the original members of the Belle Plaine Ambulance where he served for 16 years. He also volunteered for the Civil Defense and Sheriffs Department. He enjoyed bowling and was proud of bowling a 300 game. He played baseball both in the service and upon return home in both Marystown and Prior Lake. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, snowmobile enthusiast and a Twins fan. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends playing Sheephead or just B-S-ing. He will be missed by his daughters, Jean (sp. friend Pat Bones) of Le Sueur, Sandra (James) Hyatt of Belle Plaine, Peg (Loren) Edberg of Le Sueur and Lisa (Mike) Otto of Arlington; 10 grandchildren, Michelle Schmidt, Michael Schmidt, Allen Schmidt, Trenton Edberg, Alex (Ashley) Hyatt, Meredith Hyatt, Taylor (Jack) DeSousa, Zachary Gillen, Olivia Otto and Faith Otto; seven greatgrandchildren, Rune, Minna and Amory Jesfjeld, Aiden and Ethan Schmidt and Evelyn and Tyson Shaw; siblings, Thomas (Carol) Hennen and Beatrice Simon, all of Shakopee, and Marlene Walter of Chaska; brothers-in-law, P.H. Wick of Jordan and Dick Staack of Eau Claire, WI; sisters-in-law, Elaine Hennen and Helen Hennen of Jordan and Marion Hennen of Belle Plaine. He is preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Eldred, Ronald, Donald and Gerald; and two sisters, Annella “Nellie” Wick and LaVonne Staack; brothers-in-law, William Simon and Milo Walter; and sister-inlaw, Rose Hennen.

Walter W. Mathwig Walter Mathwig, 97, of Arlington passed away Monday, February 13, 2017 at the Arlington Good Samaritan Society. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, February 16 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Green Isle. Visitation will be 4–8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to service time Thursday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Interment with military honors will be in the Arlington Public Cemetery. Kolden Funeral Home of Arlington is handling the arrangements. Walter Wesley Mathwig was born November 6, 1919 in Green Isle Township, Sibley County to Arthur and Minnie (Sickmann) Mathwig. He was baptized on November 16, 1919 and confirmed on March 25, 1934 at Zion Lutheran Church, Green Isle Township. He attended rural schools. The years following Walter’s formal education were during the Great Depression. Jobs were scarce. Walter was not one to be still for long and found several different ways to earn money. He raised and sold Newfoundland dogs and told stories about the puppy he received via mail. He also trapped and sold the furs and hired out to other farmers. Walter joined the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corp) and for six months worked in northern Minnesota making trails and clearing land. On November 20, 1943 he married Eileen Niehaus in St. Louis, Missouri, which was near Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, where Walter was stationed. They had shared 73 years of married life together at the time of his death. He served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps between April 1942 and December 1945 and was deployed to the Pacific theater off the Palua Islands and surrounding area. Walter began a tradition in the Mathwig military family – spending time on Okinawa. Sons Wayne, Don, Wes and Marv and granddaughter, Amber, all spent time on Okinawa during deployments to the Pacific theater. Walter was a member of the Arlington VFW and the Green Isle American Legion. On returning to Minnesota he and his wife farmed in Jessenland Township and continued to live there for 69 years. Walter attended Ag School in Green Isle twice a week following harvest until spring planting for four years. The educational program was sponsored by the University of Minnesota. Walter had a knack for remembering the equipment he bought over the years and what he paid for the equipment. He continued his love of farming after retirement by receiving farm magazines, driving around “checking out the crops” and reminiscing about farm life. His large family was another proud accomplishment for Walter. In recent years he always had big smiles whenever holding his many great and greatgreat-grandchilden. He is survived by his wife Eileen Mathwig of Arlington; children, Joyce (David) Kroells, Wayne Mathwig, Jackie (Dar-

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rel) Alsleben, Donald (Pat) Mathwig, Wesley Mathwig, Marvin Mathwig, Bill (Carla) Mathwig, Beverly Breyer; and daughter-in-law, Nancy Mathwig; 26 grandchildren, Scott Janssen, Kris Oien, Ken, Kraig and Karin Kroells, Lisa Mathwig, Linda Jeurissen, Lainey Schwartz, Stacy Haggenmiller, Nick Alsleben, Lisa Lewis, Jarrett Mathwig, Julie Bailey, Heather Hover, Briana Kloppen, Jennifer Shufelt, Zachary, Nathan, Derek, Sean, Amber, Jeremy Mathwig, Jessica Olson, Tonia Bindas, Troy and Matthew Breyer; 50 greatgrandchildren; five great-greatgrandchildren; siblings, Gilbert (Gladys) Mathwig and Chester Mathwig; and many nieces and nephews. Walter is preceded in death by his parents; son, Darwin; daughters-in-law, Mary Mathwig and Debbie Mathwig; siblings, Lawrence Mathwig, Ordwin Mathwig, Ernst (Dorothy) Mathwig and Manley (Elvera) Mathwig; sister-in-law, Betty Mathwig; and sister, Elsie Sturm.

Sueur. She was a devoted member of Grace Lutheran Church. Rosemary was an outstanding cook and a brilliant baker. She enjoyed listening to country music, dancing, and bowling with her friends and family. She had many fond memories of road trips to visit friends and relatives with her late husband, as well as their trips to Mystic Lake Casino. Rosemary will be remembered as a vibrant and loving mother, grandmother, sister, wife, aunt and friend. Rosemary is survived by her daughters, Colleen Cameron of Wauwatosa, WI and Carol (Randy) Sheppard of Monticello, MN; her granddaughter, Nichole Gleason of San Francisco, CA; brother-in-law, Donald (Dorris) Cameron; sister-inlaw, Kathleen (Bernard) Sporre; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bill in 2012; an infant daughter; parents, William and Rose Habeck; brothers, Erwin, Elmer and William Habeck; sisters, June Habeck, Betty Borgardts and Elaine Meyer.

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Louis Barlage Louis Barlage, 81, was called home peacefully on January 29, 2017. A memorial service was held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on February 8 at 11 a.m. with a burial at the Veterans cemetery in Dixon, CA at a later date. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggles with health issues over the last few years and ultimately gave him peace. Lou was born in Belle Plaine, MN on October 26, 1935. In 1953 he enlisted in the Air Force and proudly served his country in both the Korean and Vietnam wars. He retired in 1976 after 22 years of service. Lou continued working and retired from the US Postal Service. Lou was an active member at

St. Joseph Catholic Church until his health limited his activities to serve further. Much of his time was spent maintaining and repairing the Catholic cemetery. He was a lifetime member of the Fourth Degree with the Knight of Columbus and served as a Boy Scout leader. He spent time volunteering at the church food locker as well as with Hands of Hope and the DAV. Lou was a soft-spoken man with a generous and kind heart. A man committed to his family, friends and country, with a willingness to offer a helping hand and an encouraging word. He is dearly missed by his loved ones and friends, who celebrate that he is at peace with his Creator. Lou enjoyed being with his family especially his grandchildren who have fond memories of the times he took them to his “hobby” farm and orchard. He had an interest in flag history, stamp and coin collecting for many years. Lou enjoyed his favorite peanut butter sandwiches and cookies. He is survived by his best friend and dedicated wife of 62 years, Betty; four children, Peggy Brandwein, Eydie Boroughs, Rich Barlage and Janet Ford; eight grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. The family request flowers not be sent, instead, a donations can be made to your favorite charity in Lou’s name.

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The week of Feb. 6-12, Belle Police assisted a woman Plaine police responded to the parked in a vehicle on the 800 following selected calls: block of East State Street at 12:55 p.m. The woman was suffering a medical issue. She was Monday, Feb. 6 transported to an area hospital. A person on the 100 block of West Commerce Drive reported A person on the 500 block of at 7:38 a.m. the theft of copper East Church Street called for from a construction site. Some- medical help at 2:33 p.m. A one broke into a secured area woman was transported to an and stole $5,665 worth of mate- area hospital. Friday, Feb. 10 rial. Police are investigating. A person on the 900 block of A property-damage crash on State Street called for medical private property on the 600 help at 4:19 p.m. A man was block of West Main Street was transported to an area hospital. reported at 1:10 p.m. While one A man on the 100 block of vehicle was backing out of a Church Street reported at 8:01 parking space, the driver hit the p.m. the theft of his wallet from second vehicle that was driving behind her, causing minor dama truck. age to the front end. Tuesday, Feb. 7 Saturday, Feb. 11 While investigating a theft report on the 300 block of South A person on the 500 block of Willow Street at 10:42 a.m., North Chestnut Street reported police determined the suspect, a domestic disturbance at 12:55 a 19-year-old man, was wanted a.m. A man, 35, was arrested on an outstanding arrest war- for third-degree domestic asrant. He was taken into cus- sault and interfering with a 911 call. tody. A person on the 300 block of Wednesday, Feb. 8 North Chestnut Street called A person on the 100 block for medical help at 8:15 a.m. A of West Main Street called for man was transported to an area medical help at 3:14 p.m. A hospital. man was transported to an area A person on the 300 block of hospital. East Orchard Street reported At 5:02 p.m., a person on the at 2:52 p.m. a case of fraud in800 block of Sunrise Lane re- volving a Craigslist transaction. ported a scam. The person paid Police are investigating. a fraudulent bill over the phone and later realized it was a swin- A person on the 900 block of Deer Creek Parkway reported at dle. Police are investigating. 11:13 p.m. a possible violation A person on the 900 block of of a court-issued order for proCobblestone Lane called for tection. The county attorney’s medical help at 6:57 p.m. A office is reviewing the incident man was transported to an area for possible criminal charges. hospital. Sunday, Feb. 12 At 7:54 p.m., a person on the 300 block of South Elm Street A person on the 500 block of called for medical help. A Lindsey Lane called for mediwoman was transported to an cal help at 8:38 p.m. A man was transported to an area hospital. area hospital. Thursday, Feb. 9 A property owner on the 300 block of South Walnut Street reported at 10:10 a.m. tenants The week of Feb. 6-12, Belle had damaged the property be- Plaine firefighters responded to fore moving out. The prop- the following selected calls: erty owner wanted the issue documented and will handle it Tuesday, Feb. 7 through the civil process. Firefighters responded at 8:30 A Belle Plaine woman, 44, a.m. to a report of a semi on fire was stopped at 11:02 a.m. near near the intersection of Highthe intersection of North Wal- way 169 and East Main Street. nut and East Main streets. She The fire was squelched and firewas cited for failing to stop for fighters spent time cleaning up a stop sign and driving without spilled fuel. a license.

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mankind may learn to avoid all requests for monuments from the FFRF or other groups will war.” not follow. Vose, who also adOthers May Want a dressed the audience, did not any such assurances eiPiece of Limited Public make ther. Forum Display Area Meyer, along with council Belle Plaine City Administra- members Theresa McDaniel and tor Mike Votca said that since Ben Stier, voted to pursue a resoBelle Plaine does not yet have lution to legally return the cross a final policy in place, the city to Veterans Park via a limited can have no official requests public forum policy. Council from organizations wanting to members Paul Chard and Cary display a memorial at Veterans Coop voted no. Park. But that won’t be the case Below is a summary of the if the council follows through proposed final wordage of the with what it okayed last week. resolution that will be acted on by the council: “I have received a letter from – A stone monument is located the Vets Club stating that they on the grounds of the park, conwant to erect a display. The structed on public land, listing FFRF indicated in their let- the names of Belle Plaine resiter that they want to put up a dents who gave their lives in serdisplay,” said Votcka this past vice to their country in foreign Monday. “I also received a wars – from the Spanish Amerishort message from someone can War through the Vietnam stating that they were from a War. satanic temple. When I returned – The Council wishes to allow the call, no one answered and private parties access to Veterans they have not called back. I also Memorial Park for the purpose have an email message from a of erecting displays in keeping citizen asking to see the policy with the purpose of honoring once it is approved, so that they and memorializing veterans. might place a display.” – The Supreme Court of the In the draft resolution writ- United States has found that ten by Alliance Defending governmental entities are perFreedom, which has agreed to mitted to establish limited public represent Belle Plaine (without forums permitting restrictions charge) should any legal action on speech that are reasonable in be taken against the city in- view of the purposes of the fovolving the return of the cross, rum. it states that groups requesting – The area for the limited pubmemorials “must have at least lic forum shall be the portion of 50 percent of its membership Veterans Memorial Park that lies living in Belle Plaine.” The to the South of the Veterans Park city’s resolution makes no men- Landscaping Sign. The area shall tion of such a requirement. be 84 feet by 42 feet with lines Belle Plaine City Attorney parallel to the southernmost porBob Vose said the deletion of tion of the Veterans Park Landremoving the “50 percent Belle scaping Sign outer edge. No Plaine membership” require- display may be placed within 7 ment (and other changes) were feet from any edge of the Vetmade “to make the policy more erans Park Landscaping sign, the edge of a paved pathway, or defensible.” The accompanying article any other memorial. Interested (City Puts Finishing Touches parties must submit an applicaon Veterans Park Display Reso- tion to the City Administrator to lution, Final Vote Next) lists erect a display within the limited public forum. The application more information about policy must include a description of requirements. the display, including its dimen-

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sions and construction materials. No display may be installed without first obtaining a permit from the City. – The City shall approve in writing and grant a permit to any party requesting to erect a display that conforms to the following requirements, except that the City shall not allow more than 18 displays in the limited public forum at any given time. – Displays must be no larger than 3 feet wide by 2 feet deep by 3 feet tall. – Displays must be constructed of stone, concrete, metal or some combination thereof. – Displays must have a solid concrete base that is 4 inches thick and 3 feet wide by 2 feet long. The base must securely support the display at all times. – Displays must serve the purpose of honoring and memorializing veterans. – Displays must be respectful and conform to City Code pertaining to public nuisance and decency. – The City shall process re-

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Mike Fogarty, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike T. Fogarty, won the District 5 FFA Public Speaking Contest in Waseca. Mike was one of 14 contestants in the contest and won with his speech called “God Helps Those Who Help Themselves,� in which he suggested that farmers set up their own marketing organization and abandon government price supports. Mike was also president of the Belle Plaine FFA Chapter. M.J. Prendergast sold his 180-acre farm in Derrynane Township to Clarence Griep of Cleveland for $255 an acre. Mary Hessian, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur C. Hessian of Belle Plaine, became the bride of Thomas L. Rittenhouse, son of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Rittenhouse of Phoenix, Ariz. Mrs. John Weldon of Green Isle, formerly of Blakeley, was $430 richer as a result of winning the big jackpot at the Knights of Columbus bingo party in Belle Plaine. A young Carver man, Robert Kramer, 22, was killed in a cartrain crash near Norwood. The accident occurred at the crossing on Highway 212 about onehalf mile outside Norwood. The Kramer auto collided with a six-car freight train. Mrs. Pauline Woestehoff, well-loved matron of this community and widow of the late Chris Woestehoff, died at the age of 80. Julius Haas, native of this community, died at the St. Peter hospital. He was 68 years old. Thomas H. Rendle, native of Carver County and son of the late James and Elizabeth Rendle, died at Huron, S.D., at the age of 70. Mrs. Anna Anderson, native of West Union and widow of the late Lars John Anderson, died at the home of her son, Ardie Anderson. She was 85 years old. Prudy Taylor and Paul Tillquist received A ratings in the piano division of the District 13 Music Contest held at Gustavus Adolphus College.

90 Years Ago (1927)

creamery let skim milk contract for the ensuing year to Henry Ruehling and William Tikalsky for $1,025, best skim milk bid the creamery ever had. Charles G. Johnson was well pleased with the results of his auction. His cows sold for an average of $68. The Blakeley Farm Club was holding interesting meetings. A.O. Woestehoff was president, William E. Weldon vice president and Fred E. Holste secretary-treasurer. At one of the monthly meetings the Belle Plaine Boy Scouts put on the entertainment program. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Messenbring gave up their home in Hancock-Benton Township to locate at Minnewashta. Carver County ofďŹ cials held a meeting to lay out plans for marking all the highways in the county. The McNary-Hagen Farm Bill was the political issue of the day. Two college debating teams – St. Thomas and Gustavus Adolphus – arranged to debate the issue at Belle Plaine High School. The Nelson Clothing store in Le Sueur was burglarized to the extent of $7,000. The robbers worked unmolested and cleared rack after rack of garments, hauling them to their truck and getting away without detection. Ed Eckardt indicated that he would again sponsor a semipro baseball team in Belle Plaine during the 1927 season. Union Hill young people were making ready to sponsor a home talent play, “Safety First.â€? Belle Plaine ďŹ remen announced $60 in cash prizes for their annual masquerade ball.

120 Years Ago (1897)

Belle Plaine businessmen were endeavoring to get together in the organization of a “Board of Trade.â€? Winter ďŹ shing at Hillstrom Lake was all the go. One local ďŹ sherman reported a 300-pound catch in two visits to the lake. William Klanke announced his retirement from the harness business in Belle Plaine. Checker playing was the popular indoor activity. Frank Werrick was recognized as the champ, holding his own against the town’s best players. A public meeting resulted in the naming of a committee of 15 to act as a citizens charter committee. Sentiment favored a new charter and change in incorporation from a borough to a city.

Dear Editor, I feel that I should express some opinion on the recent activity involving the Veterans Memorial here in Belle Plaine. Our country was founded on Christian principles and our rules and guidelines of conduct are largely based on these Christian principles. Our society and community works because people choose to abide by these principles and we all ďŹ nd them beneďŹ cial. The Christian principles of, “Thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, thou shalt not bear false witness, honor thy father and motherâ€? and others, are accepted and observed because they are most beneďŹ cial to all of us. Yet there are those who are willing to accept these beneďŹ ts, but not willing to acknowledge their source - the ďŹ rst of the set - “Thou shalt honor the Lord thy God and Him only shall thou serve.â€? To me this is a two-faced and hypocritical situation. How can you have it both ways? Orville Heitkamp Belle Plaine U.S. Army 1953-1954

Dear Editor, I was born and raised near Union Hill, so I’ve been passively following the Veterans Memorial controversy via my Facebook feed. Last night, I decided to go to the town council meeting. After all, it’s not every day that national news happens six miles away from my childhood home. I was concerned by what I saw. During the pre-meeting rally, Andy Parrish referred to the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) as a “violent, out of state hate groupâ€? who “attacked every small town in America that doesn’t have resources to ďŹ ght back.â€? He said that the memorial represented the spirit of Belle Plaine, and now, much as our soldiers did, we need to “encounter bullies on the battleďŹ eld and look into the face of evil.â€? During the pre-meeting rally, he spiritedly exclaimed that “if a bully kicks you in the shins, you hit him in the face.â€? Mr. Parrish, that is not the way that I was raised. Those are not the ideals of Belle Plaine. If a bully kicks me in the shins, I was raised to avoid the bully (who is clearly a violent maniac anyway) until a solution could be orchestrated. I was raised that taking an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. The FFRF is not an evil group, and framing them as one is simplistic and dangerous. FFRF admires the sacriďŹ ces veterans have made (and continue to make), and they strive to make sure that veterans – all veterans - feel appreciated and honored at memorials. Instead of considering this point of view, Mr. Parrish instead petulantly exclaimed, “I make my decisions from what I know is right and worthy.â€? When the council at ďŹ rst failed to make a motion, he goaded them by sneering, “I’m shocked that not one of you had the courage to do the right thing.â€? Mr. Parrish, the only bully in that room was you. I know that the people of Belle Plaine can be accepting and open to alternate ways of thinking. I was inspired by the whoops and hollers from the crowd when the council announced that Jewish, Muslim, atheist, etc. memorials could also be erected in the park under the new limited use forum

cross-supporters’ proposal? At the council meeting, Andy Parrish, spokesman for the cross-proponents, called the FFRF “an out-of-state group, driven by extremism. . . . this cowardly hate group hides behind a perverted view of the First Amendment and uses that view to bully others.â€? Speaking of bullying hate groups, you might want to look into the ADF and what they stand for. Just google “ADF + hate group.â€? See if you’re comfortable having them represent the interests of Belle Plaine. Reports suggest that the Belle Plaine citizen who some say started all this simply asked the city police if the cross placed on city property – without permission – was legal. (Some might argue that whoever placed the cross there in the ďŹ rst place “started it all.â€?) Since then, the citizen who called the cops has been bullied through social media just for asking questions. Parrish, the cross-proponents’ spokesman, even went so far as to accuse a Belle Plaine councilor of contacting the FFRF. Why that would matter, I’m not sure. But according to the Herald, after the councilor’s denial, “Parrish . . . requested under the Minnesota Data Practices Act that the city review all phone and email and communications from the councilor with the FFRF.â€? Who’s the bully here? It’s sad we can’t ďŹ nd a compromise, but when another councilor suggested the Latin cross be replaced by the common BattleďŹ eld or Soldier’s Cross (boots, rie, helmet), appropriate to any service-member’s religion, the pro-cross crowd refused. One might ask whether cross proponents are more interested in honoring their own religion or veterans. Is there no middle ground here that would avoid the ill will and likely litigation? Proponents of the veterans park cross sometimes cite the “no atheists in foxholesâ€? adage, which someone once said is a better argument against foxholes than atheism. Speaking as a veteran myself, I’d rather we worry more about taking care of veterans and keeping soldiers alive than how we honor them when they’re dead. Christopher Moore Belle Plaine

policy. However, is this the best solution? Do we really need separate memorials for every group that was represented in war? Did they not all ďŹ ght together? Can we instead have a memorial that honors all soldiers? As this issue progresses, let’s remember what a veterans memorial should be. It is a place to gather and remember the horrible toll that war takes. It is a place to honor those who have lost their lives and to hope that someday a future will come where there is no more war. I hope we can all agree on that. In these difďŹ cult times, we need to be drawn together, not forced apart. Barbara Michel

Dear Editor, It’s (almost) spring, and crosses blessing veterans have sprouted all around town on private property. I salute those who are so moved. A veteran myself, I appreciate the expressions of support. However, I can’t say the same about certain protests of the cross’s removal from our city-owned veterans park. I don’t know about you, but I’ve seen some questionable reasoning and “alternative factsâ€? about what’s happening here. For example, in spite of some media reports, the cross is not back in the park, and it won’t be until our city council passes a resolution stipulating a portion of the park a “limited public forum.â€? Before that happens, someone will have to ďŹ gure out what a “limited public forumâ€? is in this case and how it might work under the law. SufďŹ ce it to say, our fair city is now in legal limbo regarding everything from the First Amendment to liability insurance. Lawsuits may follow with city tax-payers on the hook. One of the cross-proponents’ complaints is about outside meddling from the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) headquartered in Madison, Wisc. Surely the FFRF has every right to mount a challenge and did so in writing. Given the outside meddling complaint, isn’t it ironic that a lawyer from Scottsdale, Ariz., was own in for last week’s council meeting by the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) – at their expense – to argue in favor of the

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When Belle Plaine and other Scott County residents received their 1986 tax statements that week, one thing they probably weren’t looking forward to was a sizeable increase over the year before. The mill rate was up in Belle Plaine by 7 1/2 percent, or 117.509 to 126.508 mills, according to city assessor Ed Bowler. A mill is one-tenth of a cent, a ďŹ gure used in computing tax rates. The reason for the increase at the county level, according to Jim berg, county controller, was that the budget approved went up 19.7 percent, or $2.3 million. The county maintained that it was hit hard by the loss of state and federal aids. The public would get a chance to tour the new Scott County Highway Department Central Shop and Surveyor’s ofďŹ ce at an open house that coming Sunday afternoon. The complex was built at a cost of $3 million. It was located 4 1/2 miles southwest of Prior Lake on Highway 282. The 92nd annual Belle Plaine Fireman’s Dance would be held that coming Saturday evening at the Park Ballroom in New Prague. Music would be provided by the Revival Band. When Andy Rider went out to check on his traps that Thursday morning, he was in for a surprise. Instead of a fox, for which the traps were set, he came across a coyote. Rider, who did a lot of trapping on his farm southwest of Belle Plaine near the Minnesota River, planned to have the coyote’s hide made into a full head rug to mount on the wall. The Belle Plaine High School boys’ basketball team defeated Le Center 58-45 before a Parents’ Night crowd in Belle Plaine. Mark Johnson led the Tigers with 16 points, followed by Jeff Johnson with 12 and Kevin Jeurissen 10. The Tiger girls’ basketball team lost to Jordan 48-34 and Mankato Loyola 43-38. Robyn Denny scored 12 points against Jordan and Julie Halquist had 14 points and 11 rebounds against Loyola. The Tiger wrestling team lost to St. Clair 38-19. The lone wins

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apiece, while Elizabeth John- (2). No other statistics were son had 11 and Lauren Johnson available before Tuesday’s nine. Struck-Schmitz and Lenz press time. both had two. Vinkemeier and 2016-17 BPHS Girls’ Lauren Johnson both had seven Basketball Results and rebounds. Remaining Schedule L 53-49 Emily Heimkes led GFW with Nov. 29 at WEM 30 points. Dec. 1 at JWP W 64-52 Dec. 2 at C. Falls W 49-46 Tigers 75, LCWM 48 L 49-41 The Tigers raced to a 39-19 Dec. 6 vs. S.E. L 61-57 halftime lead and didn’t let up Dec. 9 vs. TCU much in the second half to earn Dec. 13 at Fairmont L 71-49 L 76-48 their first win since Jan. 12 this Dec. 15 at Jordan past Monday night at the BPHS Dec. 20 at Mayer L. L 65-41 gym. Dec. 22 vs. G-SL L 69-32 “We came out ready to play Dec. 29-30 at NYA Tourney vs. Mpls. So. L 78-34 and played well,” Carlson said. “Offensively, it was one of our vs. New Ulm L 86-44 better games. We executed well Jan. 3 vs. Farib. BA L 70-60 and shot well. Our press was Jan. 6 vs. NYA L 83-24 pretty good and it seemed to Jan. 7 vs. St. Peter L 65-44 rattle them. We built up a big Jan. 12 at LS-H W 66-35 lead and kept building. It was Jan. 20 at S.E. L 64-52 good to see a lot of people score Jan. 23 vs. W-M L 83-50 for us, and it was really good to Jan. 26 at TCU L 78-64 see us gain confidence as the Jan. 31 vs. Jordan L 66-54 game wore on.” Feb. 3 vs. Mayer L. L 74-40 Narveson led the Tigers with Feb. 6 at Mound W. L 73-44 20 points. Another eight Tigers L 82-46 scored. Included were Lenz Feb. 9 at NYA (continued from page 11) Feb. 10 at GFW L 82-48 (13), Elizabeth Johnson (11), Feb. 13 vs. LCWM W 75-48 Lauren Johnson (9), StruckFeb. 14 vs. Le Sueur-Hend. finish this game was outstandvs. St. Cloud C. L 93-68 Schmitz (7), Maria Larson (6), ing. This was the first time in Dec. 13 vs. S.E. W 82-69 Lizzie Hilgers (5), McKenna Feb. 21 at Breck a month that we had everyone Dec. 20 at BEA W 69-66 Herrmann (2) and Alexa Lenz Feb. 28 Begin Section available to play and our team Dec. 22 at Jordan L 83-58 showed what is possible go- Dec. 28 -29 at Glencoe Invite ing forward. We are definitely vs. Holy Family L 82-69 trending in the right direction.” vs. St. Croix P. L 68-59 Curtiss tossed in 26 points for Jan. 3 at LCWM W 80-72 Belle Plaine. Joining him in Jan. 5 vs. G-SL L 52-44 double figures and their point Jan. 7 vs. St. Peter W 55-53 totals were Hunsader (15), Jan. 13 vs. NYA L 55-44 Hastings (12), Patrick BigaouJan. 17 vs. TCU L 57-53 ette (11), Herman (9), Nelson W 62-59 (2) and Tommy Dikmen (2). Jan. 19 at LS-H Jan. 26 vs. GFW W 66-33 Curtiss, Herman and Nelson Jan. 27 at Sibley East L 74-72 each had six rebounds. HerB man had three assists and three Jan. 30 at Mayer L. LUN81-73 DL IN L 72-42 G! steals, and Hunsader had two Jan. 31 at WEM Feb. 2 at TCU W 67-66 assists and three steals. Feb. 6 at New Ulm W 51-50 2016-17 BPHS Boys’ Feb. 7 vs. Jordan L 66-59 Basketball Results and Feb. 10 vs. Mayer L. W 77-66 Remaining Schedule Dec. 3 at Fairmont W 69-57 Feb. 16 at Norwood YA Feb. 21 vs. Le Sueur-Hend. Dec. 8 vs. Farib. BA W 79-68 Feb. 24 at JWP Dec. 9-10 Switch at MapletoRiver Inv. DIRECTV and lock in your Mar. 2 Begin Section Better water flows vs. M. River W 72-60 TV price at $50/month for 2 years when from better thinking! you have AT&T Wireless! INCLUDES: Softeners • Filtration SELECT All-Included Package – VE SA Over 145 Channels Drinking Systems over Monthly fees for a Genie HD DVR

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wednesday, February 15, 2017

BELLE PLAINE HERALD, BELLE PLAINE, MINNESOTA

wanted

Help wanted

Competitive prices. Rent paid upfront! 612-221-6358

2/15

WANTED FARM LAND to RENT Card of thanks

HELP WANTED

Plehal Blacktopping LLC is looking for a Paving Foreman - Come work with a great bunch of people. Our crews well equipped and most have been with us for 20 + years. - Sick of working every weekend? At Plehal Blacktopping we strive to balance the hectic MN ConstructionSeason to provide our employees with as many weekends of freedom as possible while still achieving the hours needed to provide a healthy income. We value family time!

The family of Pat Eischens would like to thank the EMT crew, BP Police Dept. and BP Fire Dept for their quick response in helping mom. Special thanks to Fr. Brian Lynch, the CCW, OLP Choir and Kolden Funeral Home. memorial

- Come join our team where your opinion counts! We are a mid-size paving company we do not have layers and layers of management that get in the way of you producing the best product that you can. - We also offer great pay, health and dental, along with 401k.

In Memory Of

Please give us a call if you’re looking for something different we might be that company! If you would like, go to our website, out an application www.plehal.com. and

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Bus Driver Substitutes and Activity Drivers

Deadline for bowling results is Monday at 12 noon.

Tuesday Night Ladies Dolls with Balls 8 Can’t Believe It’s Not Gutter 4 Neisen’s Corner Bar 4 Hairs 2 U 3 Sparetime 3 Meierbachtols 2 G&H Ready Mix 0 High Game: Megan Voss 235 High Series: Megan Voss 598, Krissy Voss 564, Heidi Piche 512 Wednesday Afternoon Delights Paparazzi 8 St. Gert’s Garden 8 7.5 Wild Night Karaoke Siegle’s Concrete Pump. 6.5 Renewable Resources 6.5 Mankato Motors 5.5 Dahlgren Golf Club 3 Huck’s 3 High Game: Lisa Yahnke & Joanne

Full-Time Farm Help Full Time Position Wanted

NIGHT SECURITY

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• Able to obtain license for DOT inspections • Able to obtain CDL license with endorsements • Previous helpful HELP WANTED Belle Plaine Herald supervisory HELP WANTED HELP WANTEDexperience Help wanted OPERATORS Ag background Type: Black &• White Display Ad a plus

& WELDER/ Size: 2 Col x 3â€? Online application at www.genesis.coop Run Date: 2/15/17 MECHANICS Apply online at www.npaschools.org Or call Chris at 507-357-6868, Aggregate Industries ext.2 Price: $54.00 (Paid Cash) EOE is seeking operators Independent and welder/mechanics for a newly constructed sand and $18/hr. $15/hr. $18/hr. gravel operation in Part time Full time with Farmington, MN. Part Time beneďŹ ts Call Matt Saxe Come start a career a safe and stable directly. Full Time Call Matt Saxe Call Matt Saxe atcompany and earn directly. Position directly. competitive union 4FOFDB'PPET$PSQPSBUJPO BMPDBMGPPEQBDLBHJOH Classified Ads Sell wages and benefits. BOEEJTUSJCVUJPOGBDJMJUZMPDBUFEBQQSPYJNBUFMZ “We pay top wagesâ€? Inquiries contact Call the Belle Plaine Herald NJMFTTPVUIXFTUPGUIF5XJO$JUJFT DVSSFOUMZIBTGVMM 651-319-2369. 3/8 Shop Foreman Le Center location

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HeraldCare Dementia/Alzheimer’s Full-time or Part-time: Evenings

The Lutheran Home Campus is seeking an experienced nurse (RN or LPN) to provide care for residents in our Dementia/ Alzheimer’s neighborhood. Perks • Rewarding work that makes a difference • Strong organizational values, goals and ethics • Flexible scheduling to suit your needs • Comprehensive benefits • Competitive wages: pay is based on experience - up to $28.99/ hr (for RNs) or $22.99/hr (for LPNs), plus shift differentials. • Training, continuing education, scholarships, loan forgiveness, tuition discounts, and more to help you pursue your career goals! • $2,000 Sign-on bonus for RN, Shift pick-up bonuses, Milestone bonuses, Recruitment bonuses, and Retirement bonuses available!

Diesel Engine/Tractor Technician • Able to perform basic/complex diagnostics, service repairs and maintenance work on customer and/or dealer owned equipment • Perform diagnosis and repair in the ďŹ eld as required • Maintain current knowledge of John Deere and competitive products • Experience required. Experience with John Deere equipment preferred, but not required.

Please stop by for an application, visit www.agpowerjd.com, or email: paulmurphy@agpowerjd.com

Week of February 12, 2017 www.agpowerjd.com Central South North 1051Metro www.agpowerjd.com Old Hwy 169 Blvd., Belle Plaine, MN 56011

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For additional information or to apply online, visit The Lutheran Home Association website at www.tlha.org or call Caitlin at (952) 873-2164. An Equal Opportunity Employer

952-873-2224

Belle Plaine Herald Type: Black & White Classified Ad Size: 3 Col x 5� Run Date: 2/15/17 & 2/22/17 Price: $252.00/week

EMPLOYMENT

EMPLOYMENT

CARETAKER COUPLE WANTED St. Louis Park, MN. Great opportunity to live in a quiet, well-cared for Condominium building of 128 units. Great location. Salary, 2-bedroom condo, some utilities paid. General maintenance, cleaning and good computer skills required. Need to exercise good interpersonal skills, good judgment and initiative when dealing with vendors, residents and their visitors. Couples only need apply. Email resume to spfeiffer@gassen.com Gassen Company 6438 City West Parkway, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

NOW HIRING! Local representatives needed for placement and supervision of foreign exchange students within your community & school. To apply, contact Heidi at 605/228-6180 or hmorlock69@yahoo.com

RAILROAD VEGETATION CONTROL: Full-time traveling opportunity, 60-80 hours/week, $13-$15/hour starting, meal allowance, paid lodging, 95% paid health/ dental, 401(k) & paid time off. RAW, Inc. in Cooperstown, ND 888/700-0292 info@rawapplicators.com www.rawapplicators.com

DRIVE WITH UBER No experience is required, but you’ll need a Smartphone. It’s fun and easy. For more information, call: 800/912-3649

WANTED TO BUY OR TRADE FREON 12 WANTED: R12 collecting dust in your garage? We pay CA$H for R12. Cylinders or case of cans. EPA FHUWLĂ€ed 312/291-9169 sell@refrigerantfinders.com

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Boys High Game: Aaron Lenzmeier 224 Boys High Series: Aaron Lenzmeier 608, Aidan Heidecker 517 Girls High Game: Faith Lenzmeier 157 Girls High Series: Faith Lenzmeier 438, Ava Lenzmeier 322 Commercial League Neisen’s Corner 20 Keicker Law 17 Prairie Farm 15 Coldwell Banker 11 Source Machine 11 3G Drainage 9 Johan’s 7 High Series: Tom Otto 651, Shane Otto 639, Rich Burmeister 622 High Game: Jamey Jeurissen 244 Friday Night Owls The Hair Loft 6 Prairie Grille 5 Split Happens 4 Just Throwin Balls 1 Men’s High Game: Chad Feltman 243 Men’s High Series: Chad Feltman 558, Michael Koller 530, Phhil 514 Women’s High Game: Crystal Davis 154 Women’s High Series: Emily Spillman 415, Lindsay Seipp 398, Crystal Davis 374

Zwart 213 High Series: Sarah Moriarty 596, Joanne Zwart 586, Krissy Voss 557 City League Bowling Scores Co-op Tire & Auto 31 Neisen’s Corner Bar 25 Ag Power 23 Borough Bowl 13 Foline Auto 11 Johan’s 5 High Game: Allen Jackson 268, Rick Svihel 244 High Series: Allen Jackson 735, Tony Olson 658 Pin Bashers Schoeppner 22.5 State Bank of BP 21.5 Boys High Game: Carson Mulroy 137 Boys High Series: Carson Mulroy 364, Leo Fahey 357 Girls High Game: Kylie Ehresmann 84 Girls High Series: Kylie Ehresmann 230, Adriane Nelson 203 Strikers Angie’s Daycare 24 Herman’s Landscape Supplies 23 Prairie Farm Supply 18 The Golden Comb 17.5 North American Safety 15.5 Behnke Auto Center 10

FOR RENT

Help wanted

Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us “We pay top wages� Job duties include but every day. not limited to truck-

New Prague Area Schools

Aquatics Center Positions begin May 2017. See posting for job description. Last day to apply is March 4, 2017.

Bowling Results

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F Apartment 2 offices at 215 N. Now Available Meridian, 400 sq. ft., “We payBelle topPlaine. wages� Available Cardinal Ridge immediately. Arvin Apartments Ernst (612) 805-0564. Shop Foreman Le Center 1 Bedroom 2/22

to have 62 & Older orQualiďŹ cation/requirements Disabled Rent Based on• Post Incomehigh school training at college or vo 3 BR Lower Optional Weekday Noon 1/2 of Duplex • 3-5 years mechanical experience Meals Biglicense kitchen, • Able to obtain for1-car DOT inspecti Equal Housing Opportunity garage, • Able to obtain CDL Available license with endors April 1. Owner/agent • Previous supervisory experience helpfu $1,000/mo. • Ag background a plus (612) 483-1781. TF

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Orchard Street Townhomes Or call Chris at 507-35 Belle Plaine, MN

• 2 BR units $740 per mo.+utilities • 3 BR units $840 per mo.+utilities

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Must meet Section 42 income guidelines to qualify. For rental information please call 952-935-2635

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Help wanted

Fu “We topLewages� Genesis in Lepay Center, Sueur, Morristown & Belle Plaine is currently seeking spring part-time help.

Shop Foreman Le Center l

Positions available are: QualiďŹ cation/requirements to have: • Tender Truck driver (Liquid & Dry), Class A or B or voc • Post high school training at college CDL •license with Health card required. 3-5 years mechanical experience • Anhydrous tank puller, Classinspection A • Able toAmmonia obtain license for DOT CDL •license, Health card, Tanker and Hazmat Able to obtain CDL license with endorsem endorsement required. • Previous supervisory experience helpful • Anhydrous Ammonia tank filler/yard and • Ag background a plus warehouse help, no special license requirement needed.

Online application at www.genesis.coop, Or call Apply on-line at www.genesis.coop or in person. Contact • Chris Baker at the Le Center office at (507) 357-6868 Nugget • Marc Chevalier at the Le Sueur office at (507) 665-6277 • Leon Gregor at the Morristown office at (507) 685-2700 • Bill Menke at the Belle Plaine office at (952) 873-4244

SERVICES

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Dr. Gregory Dvorak, D.D.S. 136 West Main Street New Prague, MN 56071 (952) 758-3003 After Hours: (952) 758-4554 M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Early Morning or Evenings by appointment “Gentle Dental Care�

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NOTICE OF EXPIRATION OF REDEMPTION OFFICE OF THE COUNTY AUDITOR COUNTY OF SCOTT, STATE OF MINNESOTA

wednesday, February 15, 2017

To all persons with a legal interest in the parcels of real property described in the following Notice: You are hereby notified that the parcels of real property described below and located in Scott County, Minnesota, are subject to forfeiture to the State of Minnesota because of nonpayment of delinquent property taxes, special assessments, penalties, interest, and costs levied on those parcels. The time for redemption from forfeiture expires if a redemption is not made by the later of (1) 60 days after service of this notice on all persons having an interest in the parcels or (2) May 8, 2017. The following information is listed below: the names of the property owners, taxpayers, and interested parties who have filed their addresses under M.S. 276.041; the addresses of the parties; the legal description and parcel identification number of each parcel; and the amount necessary to redeem a parcel as of May 8, 2017.

PERSONS ASSESSED / DESCRIPTION / AMOUNT DUE Cedar Lake TOWNSHIP

#039100123 TRUST NUMBER 500 3380 SYCAMORE TR SW PRIOR LAKE MN 55372

Section 10 Township 113 Range 022 N 324.08’ OF SW1/4 NW1/4, Scott County, Minnesota

ROBERT K & LAURIE J REKO 3380 SYCAMORE TRL SW PRIOR LAKE MN 55372

IRS ATTN: COLLECTION ADVISORY UNIT M/S 5900 30 E 7TH ST, SUITE 1222 SAINT PAUL MN 551014940

DAVID A RUBENZER C/O PATRICK J BRADLEY PA 4018 W 65TH ST EDINA MN 55436

#040590160 BENTON S & MARIE M COONS 19185 EDGEWOOD LN PRIOR LAKE MN 55372

$9,102.83 #099340030 ELAINE K KOEHNE 4905 XERXES AVE S MINNEAPOLIS MN 55410

Sand Creek TOWNSHIP

#110730010 MELINDA A STADE 1585 190 ST E JORDAN MN 55352

DAVID A RUBENZER 14085 GREENWAY AVE NE PRIOR LAKE MN 55372

IRS ATTN: COLLECTION ADVISORY UNIT M/S 5900 30 E 7TH ST, SUITE 1222 SAINT PAUL MN 551014940

PERSONS ASSESSED / DESCRIPTION / AMOUNT DUE

#110730020 MELINDA A STADE 1585 190 ST E JORDAN MN 55352 IRS ATTN: COLLECTION ADVISORY UNIT CREDIT RIVER TOWNSHIP M/S 5900 30 E 7TH ST, SCOTTVIEW ESTATES Lot $33,337.35 SUITE 1222 SAINT PAUL MN 55101004 Block 002, Scott County, 4940 Minnesota #220100204 ROBERT B SELLWOOD 235 HOOPER ST JORDAN MN 55352

ANCHOR BANK 9202 202ND ST W LAKEVILLE MN 55044

A Gift From God, LLC No address available

IRS ATTN: COLLECTION ADVISORY UNIT M/S 5900 30 E 7TH ST, SUITE 1222 SAINT PAUL MN 551014940

#250170490 ROGER B & JOANNE R WAHL 16510 INGUADONA #049200300 Section 20 Township 114 $28,504.67 BEACH CIR SW PRIOR LAKE MN 55372 J LEE BERGET Range 021 P/O SW1/4 COM 19555 SOUTHFORK DR INT OF W LINE OF E ERIN MULVANYPRIOR LAKE MN 55372 1439.17’ OF NW1/4 W/ N MANKOWSKI LINE OF S1/2 S1/2 NW1/4, & JOSHUA MANKOWSMICHAEL D DAMRON S 370’, CURVE SE 394.13’, S KI WYNN D ARVIDSON 24-00-35 E 15.01’ TO POB, S 16751 BRUNSWICK AVE WARD E ARVIDSON 24-00-35 E 197.99’, S 79-44SE WENDI J CRANE 44 E 371.03’, S 58-04-18 E PRIOR LAKE MN 55372 ALL SAME ADDRESS 975.81’ TO W LINE E 78’ OF AS ABOVE SW1/4, N 660’, N 86-15-04 W #250370010 504.86’, N 82-43-53 W H LAI ROCHE SURETY & CA- 187.54’, N 85-28-20 W 586.76 15218 EDINBOROUGH SUALITY COMPANY NC TO POB Scott County, MinAVE NE 1910 ORIENT RD nesota PRIOR LAKE MN 55372 TAMPA FL 33619 #060080010 OP 2 REALPORT LLC 1660 HIGHWAY 100 ST STE 400 MINNEAPOLIS MN 55416 #079220280 EDWIN C & HEIDEMARIE C WIGGIN 2185 133 ST W SHAKOPEE MN 55379 WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE INC 405 SOUTHWEEST 5TH DES MOINES IA 50320 #079220301 EDWIN C & HEIDEMARIE C WIGGIN 2185 133 ST W SHAKOPEE MN 55379

#089240113 JERRY L & DOROTHY M HOLSTAD PO BOX 813 LAKEVILLE MN 55044

Jackson TOWNSHIP GLEN ELLYN PARK 3RD ADDN Lot 001 Block 001 Scott County, Minnesota

G JEAN BERMAN $7,917.29 28 RUSSELL AVE S MINNEAPOLIS MN 55405-1930

Louisville TOWNSHIP

REGINA WARD AKA REGINA LAI AKA BOW KUM LAI 15218 EDINBOROUGH $5,663.76 AVE PRIOR LAKE MN 55372

Section 22 Township 115 Range 023 P/O SE1/4 NE1/4 COM NE COR, S ALONG E LINE 261.64’ TO N LINE OF BROOKHAVEN, W ALONG N LINE 215’, N 261.64’ TO N LINE OF SE1/4 NE1/4, E ALONG N LINE 215’ TO POB Scott County, Minnesota

Section 22 Township 115 Range 023 P/O SE1/4 NE1/4 COM NE COR, S ALONG E LINE 261.64’ TO N LINE OF BROOKHAVEN, W ALONG N LINE 215’ TO POB, W 201.50’, N 261.64’ TO N LINE SE1/4 NE1/4, E 201.50’, S 261.64’ TO POB Scott County, Minnesota

#250430180 MARK S COFFMAN 15901 SUNFISH TRL SE PRIOR LAKE MN 55372

New Market TOWNSHIP #250950070 Section 24 Township 113 $8,824.64 MARILYN J & ROBERT L DEMARCE Range 021 E 340’ OF W 680’ 16576 INGUADONA OF N 1037.73’ OF NE1/4 BEACH CIR SW NW1/4 Scott County, MinnePRIOR LAKE MN 55372 sota

#250950220 PENNY E AADLAND 2343 W MAIN ST UNIT 1048 MESA AZ 85201

CHARLES J BREUER JR HARRY J BREUER EDWARD J BREUER STEVE FEHLING ALL SAME ADDRESS AS ABOVE

COUNTRY MEADOWS Lot $10,158.47 002 Block 001 IRS Scott County, Minnesota ATTN: COLLECTION ADVISORY UNIT M/S 5900 30 E 7TH ST, SUITE 1222 SAINT PAUL MN 551014940 MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ATTN: COLLECTION DIV CES City of Jordan P.O. BOX 64447 BRENTWOOD Lot 012 Block $14,946.63 ST PAUL MN 55164010 SWRLY 20’ OF LOTS 0447 9-11 Scott County, Minnesota #253200020 NATHAN AALBERS 3640 SE SILVER CT STEWART FL 34997 City of prior lake

PRIOR SOUTH Lot 006 Block 003 Scott County, Minnesota

Section 25 Township 113 $13,977.12 16481 INGUADONA BEACH CIR SW Range 021 S1/4 OF SE1/4 PRIOR LAKE, MN 55372 NE1/4 EX N 132’ Scott County, Minnesota #251400110 Section 30 Township 113 $1,785.93 LEHR INC 4106 WAGON BRIDGE Range 021 P/O S 545’ OF CIR NE SW1/4 LYING E OF W 1040’ PRIOR LAKE MN 55372 & S 840’ OF W 1040’ Scott County, Minnesota #252970200 MANIK GURUSINGHE & NILMINI GURUSINGHE 2955 FOX HOLLOW NW PRIOR LAKE MN 55372 TCF NATIONAL BANK 2508 SOUTH LOUISE AVE SIOUX FALLS SD 57106 IRS ATTN: COLLECTION ADVISORY UNIT

ELMER & RICHARD ADDN $70,042.08 Lot 002 Block 001 Scott County, Minnesota

16308 LAKESIDE AVE $6,257.86 SE PRIOR LAKE, MN 55372 #254580790 WYATT THE PUDEL POINTER HS LLC 5116 MIRROR LAKES DR EDINA MN 55436

#260020220 JEFFERY T & LORI S CHMIEL 12663 MONTEREY AVE MAPLE PARK SHORE $14,227.50 S ACRES 1ST ADD Lots 1 & 2 SAVAGE MN 55378 & LOT 17 Scott County, Minnesota DELMER & CAROL DAMMANN 12663 MONTEREY AVE S Savage MN 55378 #260140220 CHAD JOHNSON 7063 147 ST W SAVAGE MN 55378

HICKORY SHORES Lot O-L Block 00B Scott County, Minnesota

$323.30

City of Savage

ESS’S OAK PARK 2ND $26,197.22 ADDN Lot 007 Block 002 Scott County, Minnesota

BOUDIN’S ACRES Lot 020 Scott County, Minnesota

$28,931.01

IRS ATTN: COLLECTION ADVISORY UNIT M/S 5900 30 E 7TH ST, SUITE 1222 SAINT PAUL MN 551014940 #261020830 ROLLING MEADOWS Lot $10,408.77 BRIAN HATFIELD 13507 YOSEMITE AVE S 031 Block 004 Scott County, Minnesota SAVAGE MN 55378

CAROLYN YOSHIMOTO 2497 AUMAKUA ST PEARL CITY HI 96782

CT CORPORATION C/O THORP LOAN & THRIFT CO 405 2ND AVE S MINNEPOLIS MN 55401

LORRAINE E FEHLING 26991 JONQUIL AVE ELKO MN 55020

TCF NATIONAL BANK 2508 SOUTH LOUISE AVE SIOUX FALLS SD 57106

HENRY & LILY LAI 44-015 MALUKAI PL $5,797.25 KANEOHE HI 96744

GUARANTY BANK & TRUST 1000 MINNESOTA AVE KANSAS CITY KS 66101

#089300060 LORRAINE A BREUER 26991 JONQUIL AVE ELKO MN 55020

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ATTN: COLLECTION DIV CES P.O. BOX 64447 Spring lake TOWNSHIP ST PAUL MN 55164COUNTRY MEADOWS Lot $51,408.10 0447 001 Block 001 Scott County, Minnesota #252970210 MANIK GURUSINGHE WILDS,THE Lot 015 Block $10,991.27 002 & NILMINI GURUSScott County, Minnesota INGHE 2955 FOX HOLLOW NW PRIOR LAKE MN 55372

AMERICAN GENERAL FINANCE 503 EAST COUNTY RD 42 BURNSVILLE MN 55337

JERRY L & DOROTHY M HOLSTAD 11325 250TH ST E LAKEVILLE MN 55044

#089250050 LARRY M OLSON 26455 DODD BLVD LAKEVILLE MN 55044

Section 34 Township 114 Range 023 THOSE PARTS OF SW1/4 NW1/4 & OF NW1/4 SW1/4 LYING W’ERLY OF XANADU ROAD Scott County, Minnesota

PERSONS ASSESSED / DESCRIPTION / AMOUNT DUE

M/S 5900 30 E 7TH ST, SUITE 1222 $2,797.17 SAINT PAUL MN 551014940

SUNFISH BAY Lot 031 & N1/2 OF 30 Scott County, Minnesota

#270550100 BRAMBILLA FAM LTD PTNRSHP #1 550 VALLEY PARK DR $2,897.72 SHAKOPEE MN 55379

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INGUADONA BEACH Lot 024 Scott County, Minnesota

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#270650090 COLLIN J & MARILOU G PITT $7,574.11 PO BOX 496 EXCELSIOR MN 55331

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$1,111.23

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WILDS,THE Lot 014 Block $42,658.88 002 3690 EAGLE CREEK Scott County, Minnesota BLVD SHAKOPEE MN 55379 AMALGAMATED LAND CO ATTN: MICHALE A CORBEY 1250 HUMBOLDT ST #901 DENVER CO 80218

Section 09 Township 115 $55,112.35 Range 022 W 20A OF E1/2 SW1/4 LYING S OF RD EX 3.85A EX PARCEL 4 OF SHAKOPEE ROW PLAT #3 Scott County, Minnesota


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FAILURE TO REDEEM SAID LANDS PRIOR TO THE EXPIRATION OF REDEMPTION WILL RESULT IN THE LOSS OF SAID LANDS AND FORFEITURE OF SAID LANDS TO THE STATE OF MINNESOTA

The amounts listed above must be paid to redeem, if paid on or before May 8, 2017. Please contact the Scott County Taxation Department to verify the amount due, if paid prior to May, 2017. Inquiries about the delinquent tax proceedings described above can be made to the Scott County Department of Taxation at (952) 4968773, or at the address listed below. Witness my hand and official seal on this 10th day of February, 2017. Cynthia M. Geis, County Auditor Department of Taxation 200 Fourth Ave West Shakopee, MN 55379-1220 Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, February 15 and 22, 2017.

State of Minnesota County of Scott District Court probate division First Judicial District FIle No. 70-PR-17-2073 NOTICE and order of hearing on petition for probate of will and APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Frances E. Pexa, Decedent. It is Ordered and Notice is given that on March 9, 2017, at 9:00 a.m., a hearing will be held in this Court at Scott County Courthouse, 200 4th Ave. West, Shakopee, MN 55379, Minnesota, for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the will of Decedent, dated December 4, 1998, ("Will"), and for the appointment of Dale F. Pexa Jr. and Frances Kyam as Co-Personal Representatives, whose address is: 2621 199th Street, Prior Lake, MN 55372 and 6645 260th Street East, Elko, MN 55020 as personal representatives of the Estate of the Decedent in an unsupervised administration. Any objections to the petition must be filed with the Court prior to or raised at the hearing. If proper and if no objections are filed or raised, the personal representatives will be appointed with full power to administer the Estate, including the power to collect all assets, pay all legal debts, claims, taxes and expenses, to sell real and personal property, and do all necessary acts for the Estate. Notice is also given that (subject to Minn. Stat. section 524.3-801) all creditors having claims against the Estate are required to present the claims to the personal representatives or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: January 30, 2017 Filed in Scott County Courts January 30, 2017 By: Michael A. Fahey, Judge By: Phil Bird, Deputy, Court Administrator Attorney for Personal Representative Scott A.. Marek Attorney at Law Atty. Reg.# 185930 205 First Street South Montgomery, MN 56069 Phone # (507) 364-8616 Fax # (507) 364-8617 Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, February 8 and 15, 2017.

State of Minnesota County of Scott First Judicial District District Court probate division FIle No. 70-PR-17-1420 NOTICE of informal APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS In Re: Estate of Jeffrey Michael Muelken, also known as Jeffrey M. Muelken, Jeff M. Muelken, and Jeff Muelken, Decedent. To all interested persons and creditors: 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 hereby granted that informal appointment of Sarah E. Tartaglia, whose address is 16280 St. Francis Lane, Prior Lake, MN 55372, as personal representative of the estate of the above-named decedent, has been made. 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 and the personal representative is empowered to fully administer the estate including, after 30 days from the date of issuance of letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease or distribute real estate, unless objections thereto are filed with the Court (pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 524.3-607), and the Court otherwise orders. Notice is also given that all creditors having claims against said estate are required to present the same to said personal representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this

notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: January 20, 2017 Filed in Scott County Courts January 20, 2017 By: Vicky L. Carlson, Registrar By: Phil Bird, Deputy, District Court Administrator Robert N. Schway - #98243 Schway & Cowle, Ltd. Attorney for Personal Representative 14300 Nicollet Court, Suite 111 Burnsville, MN 55306 (952) 435-8661 Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, February 8 and 15, 2017.

office of the Minnesota Secretary of State Certificate of Assumed Name Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333 File Number 929271400041 The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required for consumer protection in order to enable consumers to be able to identify the true owner of a business. 1. List the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: Ideal Paving of Minnesota 2. Principal Place of Business: 26239 State Highway 25 Belle Plaine, MN 56011 3. List the name and complete address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name, OR if an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address: Chard Tiling & Excavating, Inc. 26239 State Highway 25 Belle Plaine, MN 56011 4. I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath. Dated: January 12, 2017 Filed: January 31, 2017 signed, Connie Chard, Secretary Laura McCabe, Contact Person (952) 896-3395 Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, February 8 and 15, 2017.

office of the Minnesota Secretary of State Certificate of Assumed Name Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333 File Number 929271400053 The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required for consumer protection in order to enable consumers to be able to identify the true owner of a business. 1. List the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: Chard Concrete 2. Principal Place of Business: 26239 State Highway 25 Belle Plaine, MN 56011 3. List the name and complete address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name, OR if an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address: Chard Tiling & Excavating, Inc. 26239 State Highway 25 Belle Plaine, MN 56011 4. I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath.

BELLE PLAINE HERALD, BELLE PLAINE, MINNESOTA Dated: January 12, 2017 Filed: January 31, 2017 signed, Connie Chard, Secretary Laura McCabe, Contact Person (952) 896-3395 Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, February 8 and 15, 2017.

701-235-6411 MN 0396002 ND-08144 WY 7-5622 JRL_Enotices@jrllawoffice.com Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, February 8, 15 and 22, 2017.

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING office of the Minnesota Secretary of State Certificate of Assumed Name Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333 File Number 929271400039 The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required for consumer protection in order to enable consumers to be able to identify the true owner of a business. 1. List the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: Sibley Aggregates 2. Principal Place of Business: 26239 State Highway 25 Belle Plaine, MN 56011 3. List the name and complete address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name, OR if an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address: Chard Tiling & Excavating, Inc. 26239 State Highway 25 Belle Plaine, MN 56011 4. I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath. Dated: January 12, 2017 Filed: January 31, 2017 signed, Connie Chard, Secretary Laura McCabe, Contact Person (952) 896-3395 Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, February 8 and 15, 2017.

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF SCOTT In DISTRICT COURT first judicial district Court File No.: 70-CV-16-21259 Subject Matter: Consumer Credit Contract Summons Discover Bank, Plaintiff vs. Suzanne Most, Defendant. This Summons is directed to Suzanne Most 1. You are being sued. The Plaintiff has started a lawsuit against you. The Plaintiff's Complaint against you is on file with the above Court with the above Court file number. Do not throw these papers away. They are official papers that affect your rights. You must respond to this lawsuit even though it may not yet be filed with the Court and there may be no court file number on this summons. 2. You must reply within 20 days to protect your rights. You must give or mail to the person who signed this summons a written response called an Answer within 20 days of the date on which you received this Summons. You must send a copy of your Answer to the person who signed this summons located at: PO Box 2427, Fargo, ND 58108-2427. 3. You must respond to each claim. The Answer is your written response to the Plaintiff's Complaint. In your Answer you must state whether you agree or disagree with each paragraph of the Complaint. If you believe the Plaintiff should not be given everything asked for in the Complaint, you must say so in your Answer. 4. You will lose your case if you do not send a written response to the complaint to the person who signed this summons. If you do not Answer within 20 days, you will lose this case. You will not get to tell your side of the story, and the Court may decide against you and award the Plaintiff everything asked for in the complaint. If you do not want to contest the claims stated in the complaint, you do not need to respond. A default judgment can then be entered against you for the relief requested in the complaint. 5. Legal Assistance. You may wish to get legal help from a lawyer. If you do not have a lawyer, the Court Administrator may have information about places where you can get legal assistance. Even if you cannot get legal help, you must still provide a written Answer to protect your rights or you may lose the case. 6. Alternative dispute resolution. The parties may agree to or be ordered to participate in an alternative dispute resolution process Under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice. You must still send your written response to the Complaint even if you expect to use alternative means of resolving this dispute. Dated: August 2, 2016 Personal Service: c/o Bobbie Gutzmer 221 10th St N Moorhead, MN 56560 Service by Mail: PO Box 1014 Moorhead, MN 56560 By: Elizabeth Brainard Rodenburg Law Firm Attorney for Plaintiff PO Box 2427 Fargo, ND 58108-2427

Notice is hereby given to the qualified voters of St. Lawrence Township that the Annual Township Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. In case of inclement weather, the meeting may be postponed until the third Tuesday in March. The Annual Meeting will commence at 7:00 p.m. to conduct all necessary business prescribed by law. The meeting will be held at the St. Lawrence Township Hall, 7500 Old Highway 169 Blvd., Jordan, MN 55352 Ramona Bischof Clerk, St. Lawrence Township Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, February 15 and 22, 2017.

TOWNSHIP OF BELLE PLAINE COUNTY OF SCOTT STATE OF MINNESOTA Notice is hereby given, that the Audit & Budget meeting of Belle Plaine Township, County of Scott, State of Minnesota, will meet at the Belle Plaine Township Hall at 7:00 p.m. the 28th day of February, 2017. The Belle Plaine Township Hall is located at 25130 Hickory Blvd., Belle Plaine, MN, 56011. The purpose of this meeting is to review the financials of the Township for 2016. Kristy Bieder Belle Plaine Township Clerk Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, February 15 and 22, 2017.

State of Minnesota County of Scott First Judicial District District Court probate court division FIle No. 70-PR-17-3001 NOTICE of informal probate of will and APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS In Re: Estate of Terese M. Steinhoff a/k/a Terri M. Steinhoff, Decedent. To all interested persons and creditors: Notice is hereby given, that an Application for Informal Probate of the above named Decedent's last Will dated March 29, 1999; a codicil was executed August 5, 2013, has been filed with the Registrar herein, and the Application has been granted informally probating such Will. Any objections may be filed in the above named Court and the same will be heard by the Court upon notice of hearing fixed for such purpose. Notice is hereby further given that informal appointment of William A. McNab, whose address is 4280 Golfview Drive, Jordan, Minnesota, 55352, as Personal Representative of the estate of the above named Decedent, has been made. 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 and the Personal Representative is empowered to fully administer the estate including, after 30 days from the date of issuance of letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease or distribute real estate, unless objections thereto are filed with the Court (pursuant to Section 524.3-607) and the Court otherwise orders. Notice is further given that All Creditors having claims against said estate are required to present the same to said Personal Representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this notice or said claims will be barred. Dated: February 10, 2017 Filed in Scott County Courts February 10, 2017 By: Vicky L. Carlson, Registrar By: Phil Bird, Deputy District Court Administrator Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, February 15 and 22, 2017.

State of Minnesota County of Scott First Judicial District District Court probate division FIle No. 70-PR-17-2494 NOTICE and order of hearing on petition for formal adjudication of intestacy, determination of heirship, APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Thanh Van Nguyen, Decedent. It is Ordered and Notice is given that on March 16, 2017, at 9:00 a.m., a hearing will be held in this Court at the Scott County Government Center at 200 Fourth Avenue West, Shakopee, Minnesota, for the adjudication of intestacy and determination of heirship of the Decedent, and for the appointment of Nhung Nguyen, whose address is 1546 Sussex Place, Shakopee, Minnesota 55379 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

PAGE nine appointed with full power to administer the Estate, including the power to collect all assets, to pay all legal debts, claims, taxes and expenses, to sell real and personal property, and to do all necessary acts for the Estate. Notice is also given that (subject to Minn. Stat. 524.3-801) all creditors having claims against the Estate are required to present the claims to the Personal Representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: February 6, 2017 Filed in Scott County Courts February 6, 2017 By the Court: Carol Lennon, District Court Judge By: Phil Bird, Deputy, Court Administrator Attorney for Petitioner Michael W. McNabb Ames Business Center 2500 West County Road 42 Burnsville, MN 55337 Attorney License No: 71298 Telephone: (952) 894-9812 Fax: (952) 894-1891 Email: mwm@minn-law.net Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, February 15 and 22, 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: $178,705.39 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: March 21, 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 September 21, 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: January 23, 2017 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, January 25 and February 1, 8, 15, 22 and March 1, 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: January 28, 2013 MORTGAGOR: Justin Lick, a single man and Lynn Goehring, a single woman. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded February 12, 2013 Scott County Recorder, Document No. A928782. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: Freedom Mortgage Corporation. Dated March 30, 2016 Recorded April 22, 2016, as Document No. A1000160. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100053601313411083 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Primelending, a Plainscapital Company RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: Freedom Mortgage Corporation MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 16865 Grommesch Circle, Shakopee, MN 55379 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 090090020 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 2, Block 1, Grommesch Estates, Scott County, Minnesota COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $242,165.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $244,827.63 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: March 28, 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 September 28, 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: January 23, 2017 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 - 17-001131 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, February 8, 15, 22, and March 1, 8 and 15, 2017.

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Scott County Board Proceedings

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS COUNTY OF SCOTT JANUARY 17, 2017 (1) The Board of Commissioners, in and for the County of Scott, Minnesota, met in the Courthouse Board Room in the City of Shakopee, Minnesota, and convened at 9:00 a.m., with the following members present: Commissioner Beard, presiding, Commissioner Weckman Brekke, Commissioner Wolf, Commissioner Beer and Commissioner Ulrich. (2) Approval of the Agenda: Commissioner Wolf moved, seconded by Commissioner Ulrich to approve the agenda as presented. The motion carried unanimously. (3) Minutes: On a motion by Commissioner Beer, seconded by Commissioner Wolf, the Minutes of January 3, 2017 were approved. (4) New Employee Welcome: New employees introduced themselves. (5) Consent Agenda: On a motion by Commissioner Weckman Brekke, seconded by Commissioner Wolf, the following actions were approved unanimously. All resolutions are available in the office of the County Administrator and are made a part of this record by reference. A. Approve the Service Agreement with Mankato Rehabilitation Center, Incorporated for extended employment services effective January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2018. B. Adopt Resolution No. 2017-006; Awarding a Contract for the SCENE Printing to ECM Publishers, Inc. Through 2019. C. Approve the appointment of Scott County Sheriff’s staff to the Metropolitan Emergency Services Board Radio Technical Operating Committee. D. Approve the appointment of Scott County Sheriff’s staff to the Metropolitan Emergency Services Board 911 Technical Operating Committee. E. Adopt Resolution No. 2017-011; Authorizing a Three-Year Software Agreement With Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI) for Small Enterprise GIS Software. F. Adopt Resolution No. 2017007; Authorizing a New Master Agreement and Attachment 1 With Cyber Advisors, Inc. for the Provision of Professional Technical Services Delivered by a System Engineer. G. Adopt Resolution No. 2017008; Authorizing a Five-Year Master Agreement With Robert Half International, Inc. and Attachment 1 to That Agreement for the Provision of a Temporary Technician to Staff the 2017 PC Standardization Project. H. Adopt Resolution No. 2017009; Authorizing an Agreement With Emergent Networks for Unified Communications Managed Services for a 36 Month Term. I. Adopt Resolution No. 2017010; Approving Attachment 3 to the Master Agreement With Emergent Networks for the Provision of Ad-Hoc Unified Communications Service and Support Between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017. J. Adopt Resolution No. 2017012; Authorizing an Amendment to the Contract With Endurant, Inc. to Provide Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer Services Through Greg Sorensen. K. Approve the record of disbursements and approve the claims made to Scott County from December 1,

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2016 through December 31, 2016 in the sum of $11,822,910.30. The motion carried unanimously. L. Approve entering into a Subgrant Agreement with the Metropolitan Emergency Services Board for the purchase of opiate antagonists. The motion carried unanimously. M. Approve closing Scott County Library Branches for one day for a staff development opportunity. N. Separation of employment for Valerie Elzen, FT Financial Assistance Specialist, Health and Human Services Division, effective 01/27/17. Separation of employment for Thai Xiong, FT Corrections Officer, Sheriff’s Office, effective 01/08/17. Separation of employment for Gregory Bader, FT Probationary 911 Dispatcher, Sheriff’s Office, effective 12/27/16. Separation of employment for Caitlin Killeen, FT Temporary Social Worker I-Unclassified, Health and Human Services Division, effective 01/06/17. Separation of employment for Daniel Matejcek, PT Temporary (75% FTE) Equipment Mechanic-Unclassified, Community Services Division, effective 01/13/17. Separation of employment for Abby Wolpern, PT Temporary (50% FTE) Medical Unit Clerk-Unclassified, Sheriff’s Office, effective 12/29/16. Separation of employment for Bonnie Buresh, Intermittent (34% FTE) DT&H Substitute-Unclassified, Health and Human Services Division, effective 06/29/16. FT Probationary employment for Jonathan Knight, Environmentalist II, Community Services Division, effective 01/09/17. FT Probationary employment for Jesse Krzenski, Environmentalist II, Community Services Division, effective 01/04/17. FT Probationary employment for Aaron Chisholm, Senior GIS Analyst, Community Services Division, effective 01/17/17. Intermittent (34% FTE) employment for Rose Sandberg, LibrarianUnclassified, Community Services Division, effective 01/24/17. Intermittent (34% FTE) employment for Amber Fick, LibrarianUnclassified, Community Services Division, effective 01/24/17. Intermittent (34% FTE) employment for Tati Terfa, Librarian-Unclassified, Community Services Division, effective 01/24/17. Reclassification of Erin Benoit, FT Residential Appraiser to FT Senior Residential Appraiser, Community Services Division, effective 01/01/17. The recognition of the following individuals as volunteers which will enable them to be covered for liability insurance purposes in accordance with the insurance contracts currently in force with Scott County: Add: Brianna Snider, Alissa Tea, Jacqueline Macht, Kayli Elvin, Bryce Hansen, Jason Singer, Jean Taylor, and Vijay Relan; Delete: Kathryn Wilcox, Nancy Sorenson, Arlene Fink, and John Gerken. Chair Beard recessed the meeting at 9:28 a.m. and reconvened at 9:31 a.m. (6) Leadership: Anticipating Changes and Managing Challenges Based on Reliable I n f o r m a t i o n and Citizen Input: Commissioner Wolf moved, seconded by Commissioner Ulrich to open the public hearing at 9:32 a.m. to receive comments on the request for an Off Sale Intoxicating Liquor License for S.S.K. Group, LLC dba Doherty’s Tavern in Spring Lake Township. The motion carried unanimously. Ken Ceola, 3195 220th Street E, Prior Lake, stated he is not necessarily opposed to the current request of Doherty’s Tavern. Mr. Ceola stated it is his understanding this business is a non conforming use and is not allowed to expand its business. Mr. Ceola gave a list of improvements or changes in business operations and questioned why no public hearings were held for the previous requests. Mr. Ceola suggested that any future requests for changes in the business operation be subject to public review. Hearing no further public comment, Commissioner Wolf moved, seconded by Commissioner Ulrich to close the public hearing at 9:57 a.m. The motion carried unanimously. Commissioner Wolf moved, seconded by Commissioner Beard to approve an Off Sale Intoxicating Liquor License for S.S.K. Group, LLC dba Doherty’s Tavern’s. The motion carried unanimously. Chair Beard recessed the meeting at 10:10 a.m. and reconvened at 10:16 a.m. (7) Innovation: Exploring and Adopting New Technologies and Processes With the Goal of Improving Service and Reducing the Long Term Cost of Service Delivery: The County Board participated in the Scott County Delivers Community Design – Transportation Corridors and Land Use panel discussion. On a motion by Commissioner Wolf, seconded by Commissioner Weckman Brekke, the meeting adjourned at 11:52 a.m. Michael L. Beard, Chair Lezlie Vermillion, Deputy County Administrator, Clerk of the Board Debra K. Brazil, Deputy Clerk to the Board This is a summary of the Board proceedings (M.S. 375.12). The full text is available at www.co.scott. mn.us (which can be accessed at any public library), and in the office of the County Administrator. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

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Standings as of Feb. 14 Girls’ Basketball W L Norwood YA 10 0 Mayer Lutheran 8 2 Jordan 7 4 Tri-City United 6 4 Sibley East 4 6 Belle Plaine 1 10 Le Sueur-Hend. 0 10 Results NYA 82, Belle Plaine 46 Jordan 71, LS-H 17 Mayer Lutheran 77, S.E. 50 Boys’ Basketball W L Jordan 9 1 Sibley East 8 2 Mayer Lutheran 6 4 Belle Plaine 4 6 Norwood YA 3 6 Tri-City United 3 7 Le Sueur-Hend. 1 8 Results Jordan 66, Belle Plaine 59 Belle Plaine 77, Mayer L66 Sibley East 75, LS-H 50 NYA 83, Tri-City United 65 Jordan 90, NYA 79 LS-H 70, Tri-City United 61 Wrestling (Final) W L Scott West 4 0 Sibley East 3 1 Le Sueur-Hend. 2 2 Tri-City United 1 3 Norwood YA 0 4 Dance (Final) Jazz Pts. (1) Belle Plaine 21 (2) Randolph 18 (3) Tri-City United 14 (4) Mayer Lutheran/W-M 13 (5) Waterville-E-M 9 (6) Norwood YA 5 (7) Jordan 3 High Kick Pts. (1) Belle Plaine 21 (2) Randolph 18 (3) Tri-City United 15 (4) Mayer Lutheran/W-M 12 (5) Waterville-E-M 9 (6) Jordan 6 (7) Norwood YA 3

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Tigers Get Week Off to Good Start by Dan Ruud The Belle Plaine High School girls’ basketball team snapped an eight-game losing string with a 75-48 triumph over Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial this past Monday night at the BPHS gym. Last week, the Tigers suffered back-to-back blowout road losses at Norwood Young America 82-46 on Thursday before falling at Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop 8248 on Friday. Belle Plaine, 1-10 in the MRC, 4-20 overall, was scheduled to host winless Le Sueur-Henderson in the MRC ďŹ nale Tuesday night after this edition of the Herald went to press. The Tigers defeated the Giants by 31 points on Jan. 12 in Le Sueur for their only MRC win heading into last night’s game. Belle Plaine will wrap up the regular season with a nonconference game 6:30 p.m. next Tuesday at Breck High School in Golden

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COUNTY HIGHWAY PROJECT Bids Close December 12, 2006 Jordan, Minnesota NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS - Sealed proposals will be received until 1:00 p.m., December 12, 2006, by Mitchell J. Rasmussen, County Highway Engineer, Scott County, Jordan, Minnesota on behalf of the Board of Commissioners of said County for the construction of the following project. Proposals will be opened and read publicly by the County Highway Engineer in the Scott County Highway Department Offices, 600 Country Trail East, Jordan, Minnesota 55352. Minimum wage rates to be paid by the Contractors have been predetermined and are subject to the Work Hours Act of 1962, P.L. 87-581 and implementing regulations. READ CAREFULLY THE WAGE SCALES AND DIVISION A OF THE SPECIAL PROVISIONS AS THEY AFFECT THIS/THESE PROJECT/PROJECTS The Minnesota Department of Transportation hereby notifies all bidders: in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Act), as amended and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Subtitle A Part 21, Non-discrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation, it will affirmatively assure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded maximum opportunity to participate and/or to submit bids in response to this invitation, and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, disability, age, religion, sex or national origin in consideration for an award; in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, and Title 23, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 230 Subpart A-Equal Employment Opportunity on Federal and FederalAid Construction Contracts (including supportive services), it will affirmatively assure increased participation of minority groups and disadvantaged persons and women in all phases of the highway construction industry, and that on any project constructed pursuant to this advertisement equal employment opportunity will be provided to all persons without regard to their race, color, disability, age, religion, sex or national origin; in accordance with the Minnesota Human Rights Act, Minnesota Statute 363A.08 Unfair discriminatory Practices, it will affirmatively assure

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Highway Engineer at 600 Country Trail East, Jordan, MN 55352 (TH 282 - 1/4 mile west of TH 13). Digital copies of the Bidding Documents are available at http://www.QuestCDN. com for a fee of $20.00. These documents may be downloaded by selecting this project from the “Browse Projects� page or by entering eBidDoc#450402 on the “Search Projects� page. For assistance and free membership registration, contact QuestCDN at 952-2331632 or info@questcdn.com. Paper copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from Docunet Corp., 151 Cheshire Lane #300, Plymouth, MN 55441, 763-475-9600 for a fee of $120.00. Deposits will not be refunded. Bids must be accompanied by a certified check made payable to the Scott County Treasurer, or a corporate surety bond made in favor of Scott County, for at least 5% of the amount of the bid. The right is reserved to accept any or reject any or all bids and to waive any defects. Mitchell J. Rasmussen County Highway Engineer Scott County Any questions, please contact: Greg M. Felt, Operations Engineer at 952496-8047 or gfelt@co.scott.mn.us Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, November 22 and 29 and December 6, 2006.

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

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

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

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

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H.S. Boys’ Basketball

Tigers Split Two Conference Games by Dan Ruud The Belle Plaine High School boys’ basketball team continued its season-long concoction of a near even batch of wins and losses after splitting a pair of Minnesota River Conference home games last week, falling to Jordan 66-59 on Tuesday and beating Mayer Lutheran 77-66 on Friday. The Tigers, 4-6 in the MRC, 12-11 overall, will travel to fifth-place Norwood Young America for a MRC game 7:30 p.m. this Thursday before closing the conference season at home against last-place Le Sueur-Henderson 7:30 p.m. next Tuesday. Belle Plaine needs to win both those games to reach the .500 mark in the MRC and upgrade its stature in the soon-to-be-released section tournament bracket. Jordan 66, Tigers 59 Belle Plaine led MRC-leading Jordan 51-45 with less than six minutes to play before the Hubmen outscored the Tigers 21-8 the rest of the way for a 66-59 victory last Tuesday night in Belle Plaine. “Our defense and intensity was terrific throughout this en- Belle Plaine’s Andrew Hunsader scored 10 points against Jortire contest,” said Belle Plaine dan last Tuesday night in Belle Plaine. coach Paul Fogarty. Brody Curtiss and Noah Hastings led Belle Plaine with 18 and 17 points, respectively, while Andrew Hunsader and Nathan Herman both chipped in 10. Matt Nelson had four. Hastings had a team-high nine rebounds, followed by Nelson with six. Curtiss and Nelson both had three assists, while Hastings, Hunsader and Jack Otto each had two steals. Eric Tiedman at 6-6, and Jimmy Vollbrecht, at 6-8, the two tallest players on the floor, led Jordan with 29 and 21 points, respectively. Jordan, at 9-1, maintains a one-game lead over Sibley East (8-2) heading into the final two games of the MRC season. Tigers 77, Mayer Luth. 66 The Tigers built a 17-point (41-24) halftime advantage en route to avenging a Jan. 30 loss at Mayer Lutheran with a 77-66 triumph Friday night in Belle Plaine. “This was our best start to finish performance of the year,” Fogarty said. “Our pressure defense, rebounding and poise to Belle Plaine’s Noah Hastings, who scored 17 points, tried to Boys’ Basketball maneuver around Jordan’s 6-8 forward Jimmy Vollbrecht (continued on page 6) last Tuesday night in Belle Plaine.

The Panthers’ Graham Thompson, right, prepared to pounce on his opponent from Bloomington Kennedy Thursday night in Bloomington.

H.S. Wrestling

Scott West Lands Top Seed, Will Host Section Matches

The Scott West wrestling team put the final touches on a 16-0 regular season when it traveled to Bloomington Kennedy High School on Thursday night and defeated the Class 3A Eagles 38-22. Scott West’s unbeaten regular season is the fourth in what is its 27th year as a program. The previous three unbeaten regular seasons occurred in the 2000, 2011 and 2012. The 2000 team went 16-0 during the regular season before finishing 20-2 and placing fourth in the state team tournament. The 2011 and 2012 teams both finished the regular season with unbeaten records at 19-0 and 20-0, respectively, before they both went on to wrestle their way to state team runnerup finishes. “It (finishing unbeaten in the regular season) is a nice accomplishment and can give you something to feel good about,” states Scott West co-head coach Darren Ripley. “However, you can throw the record away because the only thing that matters now is what is going to happen at the Section 2AA Team Championships this week.” The Section 2AA Team Championships will take place at Jordan High School this Thursday night with preliminary round action that will be followed by the “Final Four” on Saturday. Scott West received the No. 1 seed for the section tournament and will wrestle at approximately 7:15 p.m. this Thursday against either No. 8 seed Tri-City United (5-12) or No. 9 WEM/JWP (10-11). No. 5 seed Watertown-Mayer (10-4) will host No. 12 Mankato East (4-16) for the right to take on No. 4 seed New Prague (16-8) Thursday night in New Prague. In the lower bracket, Hutchinson (24-3) received the No. 2 seed and will square off against the winner between No. 7 Mankato West (10-9) and No. 10 Waseca (4-15) Thursday night in Hutchinson. Waconia (9-3), the No. 3 seed, will await the winner between No. 6 St. Peter (16-7) and No. 11 Glencoe-Silver Lake/LP (3-15). Saturday’s semifinals at Jordan will take place side-by-side at 4 p.m., followed by the championship at approximately 6 p.m. The winner of the latter match will advance to the state Class 2A team tournament. Scott West had an early-seaBelle Plaine’s representatives on the 2016-17 All-MRC dance team are, from left, Filiz Dik- son 30-28 win over Hutchinson men, Kate Haege (honorable mention), Rachael Eliason, Mia Pribyl, Selin Dikmen and Allison Skluzacek

Five Belle Plaine Dancers Named to All-Conference Team Five seniors from the conference champion Belle Plaine High School Explosion dance team were named to the 201617 All-Minnesota River Conference high kick and jazz teams. Included are Rachael Eliason, Mia Pribyl, Filiz Dikmen, Selin Dikmen and Allison Skluzacek. Fellow senior Kate Haege received honorable mention. Randolph had four members selected to the team, followed by Tri-City United and Mayer Lutheran-Watertown both with two. Waterville-ElysianMorristown, Jordan and Norwood Young America had one apiece. Eliason has been on the dance team for five years. She was a varsity kick and jazz choreographer and a team captain. She is very hardworking, determined and was a great leader both on and off the dance floor. Pribyl has been on the dance team for six years. She was a team captain and choreogra-

pher for both kick and jazz. Mia was very dedicated to her team and led by example with good sportsmanship. Filiz Dikmen was on the dance team for six years. She was a varsity kick and jazz choreographer. She was a strong leader and role model for many. Her insight and knowledge was a helpful tool throughout the entire season. Selin Dikmen was on the dance team for six years. She was a leader throughout her time on dance team, and even more prominently this year. She was a choreographer for both varsity kick and jazz. She was also a team captain. Skluzacek was on the dance team for six years. She was also a varsity kick and jazz choreographer. She stepped up as a leader this year and was a huge influence on the team. Her motivating power is encapsulating.

at Mankato East in December and followed that up with a 2625 criteria win at Waconia in January. “It should be another exciting day of wrestling in the tradition of Section 2AA Team Wrestling,” states Ripley. In Scott West’s 38-22 win at Bloomington Kennedy Thursday night, Panther Graham Thompson lost in a second period pin to Bloomington’s Kole Krause in the opening match at 106 pounds. But Jacob Strack ignited a six-match Scott West winning streak as he used a five-point first period move to help propel himself to a 9-4 win over Allen Everson at 113. Following Strack’s win, Scott West lit up the scoreboard quickly as the Stauffacher brothers put up back-to-back pin falls at 120 and 126 pounds. Justin’s came over Alex Badeaux in the first period, while Jackson would work his way to a third period pin of Joe Jeans. Tyler Shackle made it three Panther pins in a row as the 132-pounder drove JFK’s Billy Reineccius to his back with a first period arm bar. “Pins are very important, especially this time of the year,” states Ripley. “You get somebody on their back, you have to pin them, and Justin, Jackson and Tyler did just that.” Although senior Panther Parker Huss did not get a pin, he worked his way to an 18-3 technical fall over Bloomington’s Xavier Judge at 138. Huss

used five take downs and three sets of back points to score the win. Huss’ win was followed by the Panthers’ sixth straight victory of the meet as Jack Fogarty scored a pair of take downs and a set of back points to win a 7-2 decision over Reese Averbeck at 145. The six-match Scott West win streak came to an end at 152 pounds when Bloomington’s Percy Willingham scored a pin of Jeffery Kasper when he cradled the Panther sophomore for a first period pin. The home team Eagles were looking to make it two pins in a row behind Alexis Franco but Scott West eighth-grader John Jack Wiese (160) fought his way to making it a full six minutes as he lost a 12-0 major decision in his first varsity match. “John Jack’s fighting effort caught the attention of Scott West coach Frank Kipp,” insists Ripley. “Frank really liked what he saw in John Jack’s performance and he communicated that to the team at the beginning of Friday morning’s practice at 6:00.” It was a hard-fought battle at 170 where Bloomington’s #6-rated Noah Keith scored a 10-3 win over Jon Huss, with four of those points coming at the buzzer with the Scott West wrestler attempting a desperation move that put himself on

Wrestling

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Scott West’s Jack Fogarty, right, won a 7-2 decision against Bloomington Kennedy Thursday night in Bloomington.

Randolph Senior Amy Miller, senior Maddy Woodman, freshman Madelyn Dibble and junior Julia Miller. Tri-City United Senior Alyssa Quist and senior Grace Krautkremer. Mayer Luth-Watertown Sophomore Lanie Lundgren and sophomore Alexa Eggers. Waterville-E-M Senior Jada LaFrance. Jordan Sophomore Ava Wermerskirchen. Norwood Young America Junior Kryssy Thimsen. Honorable Mention Sr. Kate Haege BP So. Grace Dibble RAN Sr. Cassie Christian TCU Jr. Abby Bowyer MLW So. Kayleen Stangler WEM 7th Celia Thompson JOR Jr. Haley Molnau NYA Scott West’s Dylan Aslakson, right, won a 6-2 decision against Bloomington Kennedy Thursday night in Bloomington.


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BELLE PLAINE HERALD, BELLE PLAINE, MINNESOTA

American Legion Auxiliary Holding Youth Essay Contest

An Important Donation Under the watchful eyes of Red Cross phlebotomist Hannah Merrill (right) and Gloria Karjalahti, R.N., Belle Plaine’s Rick Edberg donated blood during a recent Red Cross Bloodmobile stop at the Vets Club Feb. 1. Sixty pints were collected at the blood drive. Sharon Giesen (11 gallons), Marilyn Johnson (10 gallons), Kevin Sons and Kathlyn Koepp (6 gallons each), June Haas (3 gallons), Elizabeth Deutsch and David Winterfeldt (2 gallons each) received pins honoring them for milestone donations. The Bloodmobile will be back in Belle Plaine May 17.

Belle Plaine American Legion Auxiliary Unit #144 is holding an Americanism Essay Contest. There were some local students that participated last year and we are extending the invitation again this year. It is for grades 3-12 and the grades are divided up into six classes, each with different word requirements. If your child is interested in participating and has not receive any information from the school they attend or are Homeschooled regarding the Essay Contest, call Legion member Georgine Gansen at 952-873-6324 or email her at g_gansen@hotmail.com. We will need their essays back by March 20. This year the title of the essay is “How does learning about government and our America help you become a future guardian of the liberties of our country?”

Chan Man Arrested in Botched Victoria Liquor Store Holdup A Chanhassen man was arrested Monday after a foiled stickup of a Victoria liquor store. Joseph Scott Lacek of Chanhassen was arrested after he allegedly tried to rob the Hi-Five Liquors, 1512 Commercial Ave., in Victoria. Lacek is being held in the county jail on a $150,000 cash bail. His next court appearance is set for March 1. According to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office, Lacek, 26, entered Hi-Five Liquors, approached the store employee,

produced a handgun and demanded money. He proceeded to set the gun down to put on a glove when the store employee attempted to grab the gun, and a struggle ensued. Lacek regained control of the gun, and the store employee fled as Lacek pointed the gun at him. Lacek then fled the store. The store employee chased Lacek as he fled the store and got into a motor vehicle. A citizen outside Hi-Five Liquors observed Lacek running away from the store and took a

photograph of Lacek fleeing in a motor vehicle. The vehicle description, along with the license plate, was provided to sheriff’s deputies. Lacek was located at his residence on the 3600 block of Hickory Road in Chanhassen. He was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Carver County Jail for armed robbery. A handgun was recovered at the residence and no injuries were reported to deputies. The Carver County Sheriff’s Office will continue to investigate this incident. No other suspects are believed to be involved.

Sibley County Mulls Moving Bluff Setbacks Back to 50 Feet After hearing from land owners that the 100-foot setback made property atop bluffs unbuildable, the Sibley County Planning Commission is recommending the county switch back to a 50-foot setback. The commission is recommending the Sibley County Board approve the revised setback. If the board approves the proposed change, the new rule would likely go into effect April 1, the Gaylord Hub recently reported. Sibley County enacted the 100-foot setback to protect homeowners from property damage in the event of a washout, like those that occurred following storms in 2014. The county

has heard complaint from people who want to build atop the bluffs, particularly on the eastern side of Sibley County. Jeff Majeski, the county’s director of Environmental Services, said staff would inspect the proposed building site, as had been done previously. Jim Bau-

‘Wizardz’ Benefit Chili Cook-off Saturday at Oak Crest

Mary Muehlenhardt and the crew at Sparetime Tavern aren’t relying on a secret recipe to enter in a chili cook-off to benefit the Wizardz Special Olympics team Saturday afternoon (Feb. 18) at Oak Crest Elementary School. “It’s a traditional chili, no beans” Muehlenhardt said. Sparetime will be one of 10 entries in the cook-off. Last year, the tavern’s entry finished second to Coborn’s. Judging starts around 4:30 p.m. Chili will be available for people to enjoy from 5 to 8 p.m. A hot dog dinner will also be available for those who don’t enjoy chili, said Dawn Halverson, one of the event’s co-chairpersons with Ashley Larson. The friendly competition will include a winner named by a panel of judges and a people’s choice honoree named by those attending the benefit. The judges will include Belle Plaine Mayor Chris Meyer and Police Chief Tom Stolee. Jordan Mayor Tanya Velishek and JPD Chief Brett Empey, Arlington Mayor Rich Nagel and Savage Police Chief Rodney Seurer are also scheduled to help judge the cook-off. The cook-off is a benefit for the Wizardz, a Special Olympics team of residents from Belle Plaine, Jordan, New Prague, Montgomery and Sibley County. All the money raised will go to support the Wizardz. Muehlenhardt enjoyed the entries from the other chefs during last year’s cook-off. She was impressed with the Coborn’s entry, although her preference is for a milder blend. “It was good, but too spicy,” she said. “I like a little kick.”

Entries Expected

Halverson said this year’s entries include Johan’s Bar, Prairie Grill, Coborn’s, Scott Renne and Sparetime from Belle Plaine, Henderson Road Haus, Jordan Tap Room, Double Tap Bowling Alley from Arlington, and Velvet Touch Catering of New Prague. People’s choice winner Willie Larson of Arlington is also expected to enter the contest again this year.

Mary Muehlenhardt of Sparetime Tavern will be bringing the tavern’s popular chili to the Wizardz’s annual chili cook-off Saturday (Feb. 18) at Oak Crest Elementary School in Belle Plaine. Judging begins around 4:30 p.m. and chili will be served beginning at 5 p.m. Proceeds of the event will benefit the Wizardz, an area Special Olympics team. Muehlenhardt says there’s nothing special about the Sparetime chili. Its distinct flavor comes from a grill that has been used to cook hamburgers for over 50 years, back to the 1960s when Harold “Porky” Westphal owned the bar and grill. The rest is chili powder, some red peppers, salt and pepper. “Just the basics,” she said. It’s the same chili Sparetime serves its customers. The bar and grill goes through three five-gallon pots of the chili during a typical week. The cold winter months are when the chili is in high demand, said Julie Savage, one of the family members that operate Sparetime Tavern. The biggest variable in Sparetime’s chili is who makes it.

Sparetime owner Don Savage tends to make a spicier version of the chili. During the weekday, the chili Bev Fahey and Deb Legg prepare tends to be a bit milder, Muehlenhardt said. The crew from Sparetime isn’t worried about winning the competition. They have no worries about vying for bragging rights among the local establishments. “We always give the community as much as we can,” Muehlenhardt said. “We love to help out the Wizardz. The best part is seeing the looks on their faces.” Oak Crest Elementary School is at 1101 Commerce Drive W. in Belle Plaine. Tickets for the event are $8 for adults, $5 for children and $32 for a family.

B.P. Area Women

man, Faxon Township’s building official, had mixed feelings on the proposed change. The county shouldn’t restrict people from using their land but it should also protect them from D.C. She opposes the GOP losing money in the event of a president’s policies on womens’ rights, equal rights, clibluff washout, he said. mate change and immigration. “I don’t know if it’ll change anything, but we’re not sitting on the sidelines.”

Winter Arizonans to Meet March 2 Winter Arizonans from Belle Plaine and surrounding areas will hold their annual luncheon on Thursday, March 2 at Viewpoint Golf Resort at 650 North Hawes Road in Mesa, Ariz.

wednesday, february 15, 2017

Social hour will start at 11 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon. For more information, contact Wayne Wolter at 651261-4269 or Pam Pint at 952356-2070.

Overnight to D.C.

Driving overnight from Minneapolis to Washington, D.C., the caravan of buses carrying the Minnesotans arrived in the nation’s capital the morning of Jan. 21, the day after President Trump’s inauguration as the 45th president of the United States. Minnesota’s U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar greeted the group as it arrived in the nation’s capital around 7 a.m. The day (Jan. 21) included a variety of speakers at the National Mall who encouraged the audience to not accept policies that threaten the middle class, women and the environment. The people who made the trek to Washington, D.C. were encouraged to organize at the grassroots level and support candidates who will work for change. Brittney Carlson, 31, believes people have to stand up for what they believe in. She noted Trump ran as a Washington outsider, a person who understands business and appeals to the masses with a populist message. Yet in the first weeks of his presidency, Carlson pointed to actions the president has taken on immigration (travel ban) and the environment (Dakota access pipeline) besides his cabinet appointees she can’t support. When coupled with his campaign message, the two sisters decided doing nothing was not much of an option. An actuary with United Health Care, Brittney Carlson believes the effort was worthwhile. “You can sit and talk about it, but you’ve got to do something about it,” she said. The two women have been politically active before. They door-knocked in Minnetonka during the fall, encouraging people to support DFL candidates. Around 3 p.m. on Jan. 21, the throng of people at the National Mall began a slow march from the mall toward Pennsylvania Avenue. The side streets along

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the main route were also filled with crowds of people. People waved at the mass of humanity from the upper floors of buildings, Tanya Carlson said. Their route took the crowd by the White House by approximately 4:30 p.m. “People were passionate on both sides. We wanted our voices to be heard,” Tanya Carlson said. “I definitely don’t regret going.”

Recording History

The rally and protest is considered one of the largest in the nation’s history. The Scott County Historical Society (SCHS) is interested in gathering stories from lo-

cal people who took part in the Women’s March, no matter which march location they attended. An informal gathering hosted by/at SCHS, Saturday, Feb. 25, 1 p.m., in order to allow Women’s March participants to share their experiences. The SCHS is also interested in the donation of related signage for its collection. This event is free and open to the public. The Scott County Historical Society is located at 235 Fuller Street So. in Shakopee, three blocks south of the intersection of County Road 101 and Fuller Street. Visit the society online at www.scottcountyhistory.org or call 952-445-0378.

SCHS Seeks Stories from Women’s March Participants On Saturday, Jan. 21, an estimated 3-4 million people took part in what is likely the largest protest in U.S. history – the Women’s March. While the primary march took place in Washington D.C., with over 500,000 in attendance at that location, there were “sister marches” around the globe, spanning all seven continents. It is estimated that 90,000-100,000 attended the Women’s March in St. Paul. The stated intent of marchers was to promote civil rights, gender equality, diversity and inclusion. The Scott County Historical Society (SCHS) is interested in gathering stories from local people who took part in the Women’s March, no

matter which march location they attended. To that end, there will be an informal gathering hosted by/at SCHS, Saturday, Feb. 25, at 1 p.m. in order to allow Women’s March participants to share their experiences. The SCHS is also interested in the donation of related signage for its collection. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 952-445-0378. The Scott County Historical Society is located at 235 Fuller Street South in Shakopee, three blocks south of the intersection of County Road 101 and Fuller Street. Visit us online at www.scottcountyhistory.org.

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