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‘Citizens of Belle Plaine’ Group and Others Will be Represented at City Council Meeting Feb. 6

Norm Pint is stepping down as the Scott County Fair’s general manager. Hired in late-2013, he led the county fair’s staff in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Scott County Fair’s GM Says The Time for Family First Has Come

Norm Pint Stepping Down

He may be at the county fair this summer, but only if he wants to be there. The county fair’s general manager has decided the time has come to put his family first and the daily grind of organizing the five best days of summer in the rear view mirror. Norm Pint announced his decision to step down from the general manager’s post last fall. He wrapped up the final details of his tenure last week. The country-style kitchen table that was a trademark of Pint’s management style has been removed from his office at the fairgrounds. Pint fancied the table because, as he said, “you can get more work done at the kitchen table.” The work done at the ‘kitchen table’ in Pint’s corner office led the Scott County Fair in 2014, ‘15 and ’16. Pint was brought in to lead the fair in Decem-

ber of 2013 and clean up some loose ends a year after longtime county fair GM Jim Luce retired. Pint isn’t leaving because of dissatisfaction with the decisions from the fair board or a better job offer. He wants to spend more time with his family. Requests from his children and grandchildren for weekend outings the past few summers have been put behind work related to preparing the fairgrounds in St. Lawrence Township for 20,000-plus guests in July. At 66, Pint says his health is good. But he wants to put his family first before Father Time catches up with him. He has relatives living at Kingsway Retirement Living in Belle Plaine. “The clock is a tickin’,” he said. “I could do this another year, but it would be another year of not doing what I want to do. You only get one chance at a family. I just needed to get away.” Pint may still help out at the fairgrounds with his wife, Lori, preparing the commercial arts

building next summer where the talents of local artists and craftsmen are displayed. But any time he spends at the fair will be of his choosing.

‘Deep Under Cover’

“I won’t be wearing the white shirt,” he said of the fair board’s uniforms. “I’ll be deep under cover.” Pint took the job in 2013 knowing the first order of business was to complete the requirements of grants before a missed deadline would have prevented the fair from applying for additional grants. The fair board and members of the Scott County Agricultural Society that run it rely on state grants to help pay for new programs fair board members hope will attract a new audience. One of the more popular attractions the grants helped fund was the historical society trailer where people could offer oral histories before the information was lost to time. “I have a pretty good idea of

by Dan Ruud The Belle Plaine City Council is expecting more guests than usual next Monday evening (Feb. 6) as many people have vowed to make their voices heard on the subject of the recent removal of the cross from a display at Veterans Memorial Park in Belle Plaine. A “Citizens of Belle Plaine” advertisement on page 10 asks community members to attend next Monday’s council meeting, stating “our veterans defended us, and we must defend them.” “This issue will be on the agenda as requested by a local representative of the group,” said Belle Plaine Mayor Chris Meyer. “He will present for the whole group since this is not a public hearing. The city is continuing to research several issues regarding Veterans Park, both from the legal aspect as well as a policy review standpoint.” Meyer added that there will be additional information available at next Monday’s council meeting. The cross was removed by the city and Belle Plaine Veterans Club a couple of weeks ago 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 allowed on government-owned prop-

erty. Belle Plaine City Attorney Bob Vose recommended that the cross be removed to avoid potentially costly legal action by the FFRF. The memorial the cross was a part of was made by the late-Joe Gregory, a U.S. Marine veteran. Gregory created the memorial to honor those who served and died for their country. Some of those people in attendance next Monday could be those who signed an online petition (RETURN OUR CROSS NOW) demanding that the permanent cross be returned. The petition states: Out-of-State atheists have no right to tell our town how to live and JoAnne Gill does not get to make decisions for the entire city. To avoid a recall campaign of elected members of the city, we as citizens of Belle Plaine demand the city council return our cross to Veterans Park NOW and issue a formal apology to us, your fellow citizens. As of noon Monday, the petition had mustered some 1,300 signatures. How many of those signers or others will be at next Monday’s council meeting is not known. A spokesperson from the FFRF told the Herald last week that they do not plan to have a representative at the council meeting next Monday. She said “the level of hysteria” this issue has created in Belle Plaine could create a safety issue, but that the foundation really needs

“no” representation because the Constitution of the United States is on their side - “plain and simple,” she continued. The FFRF’s complaint to the city of Belle Plaine reads: “In Veterans Memorial Park in the city of Belle Plaine, Minn., there is a display of a soldier kneeling before a Latin cross next to the Veterans Memorial Stone. This display was reportedly added to the park very recently. “We certainly have no objection to veterans’ memorials,” continued the complaint. “But it is unlawful for a city government to display patently religious symbols on city property, even to commemorate our veterans. It shows an endorsement of religion over non-religion. Additionally, the memorial sends a message that the government cares only about the death of Christian soldiers and is disdainful of the sacrifices made by non-Christian and nonreligious soldiers, since it excludes the one-third of the population that identifies as such. Please act appropriately and move the religious display off city property.” The FFRF, following a complaint in 2015 about the Belle Plaine Rotary Club’s Nativity Scene being located on police department property, was successful in that display being relocated to private property this past holiday season.

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Once Land Swap Done, Grassy Area Could Replace Old Tennis Courts

If the city and Belle Plaine School District are able to successfully exchange the dilapidated tennis courts for ice rinks later this year, the old courts between the junior-senior high school and community pool will likely be replaced by a grassy area. Superintendent Ryan Laager updated the school board Monday night (Jan. 30) on plans to complete a land swap between the school district and city. The district would exchange the old tennis courts it owns at the intersection of Prairie and Market streets for the ice hockey and pleasure skating rinks the city owns at the intersection of Market and Park streets. The city council already OK’d beginning the procedural process for the land swap. Laager told the board the district wants to support whatever can be done to ensure the courts will be removed. He hopes city crews could work on removing the unusable tennis courts. The district would be willing to share in the cost of removing the courts and replacing them with a grassy area until the city decided what to do with the space, Laager told the board.

The district has no immediate plans to replace the rinks, Laager said. They could be used for activities like broomball or skating. The rink has also served as a dog park during the summer. Laager said he would have a resolution approving the district’s share of the land split after the city council OK’d its portion of the swap. In other action at the Jan. 30 meeting, the Belle Plaine School Board: • Paid bills totaling $4,724,151.01. • Hired Sherryl Rotert, paraprofessional, for $14.22 per hour for 90 days at 4 hours per day. • Hired Devin Lehmann as

first assistant track coach for $2,382 per year. • Hired John Schimon as adjunct track coach at $982 per year. • Granted an employee leave request for Melissa Hollnagel from approximately April 3 through April 24. • Accept the resignation of Jennifer Parks, paraprofessional. • Approved a Belle Plaine kindergartner attending Jordan schools. • Approved a Belle Plaine sixth-grader attending Waconia Dr. Bloodgood, played by Jonah Meyer, addresses all those who will listen during his traveling schools. medicine show in BPHS’s performance of “Radium Cure for the Broken Hearted.” • Approve a Chaska 12thgrader attending Belle Plaine schools. • Heard an update on the Kids

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Chamber, EDA to Hold Gala-Palooza Feb. 16

The Belle Plaine Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Authority will hold their annual Gala-Palooza event in appreciation of local business owners on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at Matt Saxe Chevrolet Buick in Belle Plaine. Music will be provided by singer, songwriter and guitar-

ist Matthew Griswold. There will also be hearty appetizers, networking and refreshments. The cost, for which you can pay at the door, is $15 per person. Dress business casual. You are asked to RSVP by Wednesday, Feb. 8 by calling 952-873-4295 or online at http://whoozin.com/DQMDQP-JH3H.

BPHS One-Act Play Puts on ‘Model’ Performance, Wins Subsection Public Performance 7 P.M. This Thursday

by Dan Ruud Belle Plaine High School’s one-act play took first place at Saturday’s six-school Section 2A, Subsection 8 Festival at Jordan High School and will advance to this Saturday’s eightschool section competition at Le Sueur-Henderson High School. Other schools competing in the subsection were Jordan, Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop, Le Sueur-Henderson, Sibley East and Tri-City United.

Jordan took second place and will join Belle Plaine at Saturday’s section festival, where only the top play will advance to next Friday’s (Feb. 10) Minnesota State High School League Class 1A Festival at O’Shaughnessy Auditorium on the campus of St. Catherine University in St. Paul. Other schools competing in Le Sueur Saturday will be Medford, Mankato Loyola, Maple River, Mountain Lake, St. Peter and Sleepy Eye. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. and Belle Plaine is scheduled to go

on stage at 10 a.m. Each show lasts approximately 35 minutes. The cost is $6 for adults and $4 for students. Those costs apply regardless of how many plays you watch. This year’s BPHS play, “Radium Cure for the Broken Hearted,” is the story of a young girl who comes to a rural town in the early 1900s and finds it difficult to fit in. The townsfolk consider this outsider odd and refuse to treat her kindly, reflecting the

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Sarah Slocumb (front center), played by Hannah Burmeister, is a newcomer to town who is picked on repeatedly at school and elsewhere in BPHS’s production of “Radium Cure for the Broken Hearted.� Standing in the photo is teacher Ms. Whitley, played by Gabrielle Malecha, who instigates much of the teasing.

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intolerance and small-mindedness of that time and place. When a traveling medicine show comes to town, the young girl drinks a radium-infused elixir. Under its influence, the girl’s past comes back to haunt her, leading to dire consequences. The following are comments from the judges about Belle Plaine’s subsection championship performance in Jordan Saturday: Judge 1: “Overall, so strong and polished! Everyone has great stage presence and voice and diction. Set is awesome. Great opening that sets the mood. Background music awesome. Great sound effects.� Judge 2: “Beautiful production! This show is a model. It exemplifies the very goal of one-act play competition. Superior vocal work. Articulation is crisp and trained. Stage arrangement is very effective. I really appreciate how focussed and purposeful every actor is throughout. Compelling pro-

(continued from page 1) duction. Wonderful make-up. Music and sound employed beautifully.� Judge 3: “I love the opening sound effects and singing. You got my attention immediately. Excellent costuming. Staging is great. The freezes work beautifully to keep everything moving. Blocking is nearly flawless. Individual stage business well done. Believable characterization. You held our attention. Well polished. Beautifully staged ending stage picture.� This year’s cast consists of senior Lauren Murphy (Mary), junior Cody Klipple (Simon), junior Gabrielle Malecha (Ms. Whitley), eighth-grader Kadence Bran de Leon (Maggie), freshman Dylan May (Doc Jasper), senior Noah Ellingsworth (Sheriff Jackson), sophomore Neil Bigaouette (Gray), junior Hunter Meyer (Caleb), senior Jonah Meyer (Bloodgood), junior Taylor Cote (Rachel), senior Hannah Burmeister (Sarah Slocumb), freshman Katie Piampiano (Susannah), senior

Taylor Thompson (Ismene), senior Rachel Fahey (Beauty), senior Teresa Wentworth (Hope), sophomore Siri Kuhn (Mind), freshman Kylee Santovi (Innocence) and sophomore Hunter Schmidt (Father). The sound and lights crew are seniors Hayden Cody and John Franck. The codirectors are Tony Hartmann and Chris Moore. Belle Plaine is attempting to make its 13th appearance at the Minnesota State One-Act Play Festival in St. Paul. The group earned its 12th starred rating in program history at state with its 2016 production of “Anatomy of Gray.� The school earned previous star ratings at state in 1993, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. The public is invited to a free showing of “Radium Cure for the Broken Hearted� 7 p.m. this Thursday at the Belle Plaine Performing Arts Center.

the grant process,� Pint said. Pint also knows plenty about process and completing steps to reach a desired outcome. He worked for the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Gambling Control Division from 1989 to 2006. Pint’s career included 14 years (197589) with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office and four years (1971-75) with the New Prague Police Department. He took the job at the fair, in part, because he had spent more than enough time sitting behind a desk. He said the walk to a coffee pot at his St. Paul Department of Public Safety office was “about a half-a-mile.� At the fairgrounds, unless you had an appointment to see him, the office was one of the last places anyone would find Pint. “He was outside a lot, just making sure things are taken care of,� said Jerry Kucera, a spokesperson for the Scott County Fair Board. But don’t be fooled by the resume. Pint knows the agricultural background that is the backbone of county fairs, even in emerging suburban counties. He and Lori, also a member of the fair board, still live on the Pint family farm north of Union Hill in Belle Plaine Township.

No Easy Task

Pint’s tenure as general manager will be marked by efforts to improve the Scott County Fair amidst a highly competitive suburban marketplace where entertainment options are plentiful. Last year’s fair drew about 23,000 people. “We were one of the few fairs around that had decent weather,� he said. Pint will be remembered, Kucera said, as a hard-working, patient man, a good leader who led by example and appreciated the efforts of the staff and volunteers. With the help of Dick Ames, a dedicated promoter of the fair, Pint has worked to bring in a higher quality carnival operator in 2015, Gold Star Amusements. Ames acquired a refurbished Ferris wheel for the fairgrounds and also a new carousel. Pint admits Gold Star Amuse-

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ments “is expensive, but he draws people. “It’s an investment,� he said. Pint and the staff at the county fair have worked hard to upgrade the talent performing for guests during the fair’s five-day run. He’s always tried to find a balance between the cost of bands performing in the beer garden and increased sales to justify the expense. He credits an advisory committee for reinvigorating the ultra-popular demo derby and is pleased an agreement with Motokazie kept dirt bikes racing at the fair. Pint has also worked hard to keep the agricultural element of the fair front and center. With the leadership of Ken Glisczinski, Pint and the fair board created the Miracle of Birth center in the dairy barn. The birth of farm animals is witnessed and recorded, allowing people to learn about the cycle of life on the farm. The fair board has invested over $2,000 in highquality video so spectators can see the birth of farm animals on big-screen monitors. “He wanted people to be able to put together that the food on the table comes from the field,� Kucera said. Pint expects the 4H Building will be fully operational this year. Workers logged long hours on it last year. It was not quite ready for complete use. A grant from Rahr Malting helped fund the project. Pint wants to see many of the older buildings at the south end of the fairgrounds upgraded. Board members and other volunteers have logged long hours keeping the buildings in usable shape. Some of the fair’s older buildings date back to the early-1970s when the fairgrounds

were located in downtown Jordan. But Pint concedes fixing up the older buildings is easier to dream about than actually fund.

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Pint has also worked to market the fairgrounds as a host for revenue-generating events like Autumn Fare, agricultural trade shows, car shows, dog shows and the MS Muck Run to name a few. Marketing the property is an ongoing challenge, he said. The demands of the county fair’s general manager could have the fair board shifting its focus hiring Pint’s successor. Kucera said the board might look for a person who can handle the administrative duties of running the fair and a separate person who can manage the facilities. As he wraps up the last few loose ends, Pint recalls one of the first Scott County Fairs he attended. It was when the fair was still in downtown Jordan in the early-1960s. A famous local wrestler, The Crusher, was thumping a hapless opponent. Just before he applied the final move on his opponent, a local fan shared a beer with The Crusher. As a young teen, Pint was hooked on the county fair. “It was one of those things you just never forget,� he said.

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Sarah Slocumb, played by Hannah Burmeister, faces dire consequence near the conclusion of BPHS’s production of “Radium Cure for the Broken Hearted.�

College News The following students from Belle Plaine made the Fall Semester Dean’s List at the University of Minnesota Duluth: Megan Berger, Kylee Pass, Jacob Raddatz and Taylor Witt. William Halloran of Belle

Plaine was named to the Fall Semester Dean’s List at The College of St. Scholastica. John Gregory Schneider of Belle Plaine has been named to the Fall Semester Dean’s List at Colorado State UniversityPueblo.

Sibley East Principal Wants to Close School Campus at Lunch Citing concerns over students’ safety and nutrition, Sibley East Junior High Principal Steve Harter wants to close the high school campus during lunch hour. In a written report to the school board, Harter expressed concern over student safety during lunchtime. School Board Member Missy Weber concurred and reported recently seeing five students piling into a car during the lunch hour, the Arlington Enterprise recently reported. “It’s gotten out of control,� Weber said.

Harter is concerned students shouldn’t be dining solely on soda and fast food each day. He wants students taking advantage of the nutritious meals served at the school. Harter also wants students using the homeroom/AO time used for academic work and not congregating off campus at fast-food restaurants. Harter wants the board to discuss the proposal at an upcoming meeting. Like Sibley East, Belle Plaine Schools has open campus during its daily lunch hours.

Minnesota Soldier Scholarship The Department of Minnesota VFW Auxiliary is offering a one-time scholarship to eligible veterans or active military members to provide incentive and aid to Minnesota soldiers wanting to further their education and in need of assistance. For applications and rules, contact Judy Otto of the Belle Plaine VFW Auxiliary Post 6202 at 952-873-2913. The deadline to apply is April 1.

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Patricia Eischens, 90, of Belle Plaine, passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, February 3 at 11 a.m. with visitation 9-11 a.m., all at Our Lady of the Prairie Catholic Church. Arrangements are with Kolden Funeral Home of Belle Plaine.

American Legion Auxiliary News Scholarships are available from the American Legion Auxiliary. These scholarships are available to members of the American Legion Post, SAL and Auxiliary, and sons, daughters, grandsons and granddaughters of veterans. Most of these applications are due by March 1, 2017. Application forms and requirements can be found at www.ALAforVeterans.org/Scholarships. If the application indicates to return it to the Auxiliary Unit, you can send it to: American Legion Auxiliary Unit 144, President Chelsea Barta, 221 North Meridian Street, Belle Plaine MN 56011. Our next meeting will be on Thursday, Feb. 9 at the Belle Plaine Vets Club at 7 p.m. The lunch hostesses for February are Jo Kruger, LaNae Barta, Kaycee Rebers and Chelsea Barta. The February steak/shrimp fry will be held on Friday, Feb. 10. Hope to see you there!

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Miss Czech Slovak Contestants Sought The Miss Czech Slovak Minnesota Pageant is looking for young women of Czech, Slovak or Moravian heritage to compete for the state title. The 28th annual Miss Czech Slovak Minnesota Pageant will be held April 8 at the American Legion Club in Montgomery, Minnesota. The competition is for women between the ages of 16 and 26 years of age. The pageant winners receive cash awards, crowns and will have a year of memorable appearances throughout the Minnesota. This unique pageant focuses on the heritage of the Czech, Slovak or Moravian candidates. The new Miss Czech Slovak Minnesota queen travels to the National Miss Czech Slovak U.S. Pageant in Wilber, Neb., in early August. There will be an informational pageant meeting on Sunday, Jan. 29 from 1-2 p.m. at Montgomery Oil Company and David’s Diner, 200 Fourth St. NW., Montgomery. The telephone number for Montgomery Oil Company and David’s Diner is 507-364-9370. A light lunch will be served at

1 p.m. The Miss Czech Slovak Minnesota Pageant Committee extends a warm welcome to all interested contestants, parents and family members to attend this meeting. The application deadline is March 1. For information and a registration form, contact Lorraine David 507-364-9370 or 507-364-5384 or Ashley Zimanske 952-201-4107 or email to davidsdiner@hotmail.com or missczechslovakmn@hotmail. com. The pageant website is www.missczechslovakmnpageant.org. The Miss Czech Slovak Minnesota Pageant will feature ethnic foods served at 5 p.m. with the pageant beginning at 7 p.m. A reception and dance will follow the coronation. Dinner and pageant tickets are available from Jerry or Lorraine David at 507-364-9370 or at Montgomery Oil Company. The reigning Miss Czech Slovak Minnesota Queen is Alexa Turgeon of Lonsdale, daughter of Chris and Rebecca Turgeon, and Miss Czech Slovak Minnesota Princess and Miss Congeniality is Autumn Gare, daughter of Joshua and Linda Gare of Montgomery.

Contestants Sought for Miss Pre-Teen Scott County Young girls between the ages of 9-12 years are being sought for the title of 2017 Miss PreTeen Scott County. Miss Pre-Teen Scott County will represent her county at the Miss Pre-Teen Minnesota pageant, which will be held April 29 at the Wellstone Center in St. Paul. There is no talent, fitness or swimsuit competition. The young lady chosen as Miss Pre-Teen Scott County will become an ambassador from the Scott County area and will receive an official title and sash. She will also receive a prize package and chance to represent Minnesota in hometown events, parades and state events. The American Heart Association’s’ Go for Red for Women is the official charity of the Miss Pre-Teen Minnesota Pageant. The reigning 2016 Miss PreTeen Minnesota is Ava Ernst of

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Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Group Meets Feb. 7 Beyond the Yellow Ribbon South of the River will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 7 in the lower level of the Prior Lake VFW Club from 7-8:15 p.m. All meetings are open to the public and we welcome your participation as well as ability to volunteer. The mission of the group is to support all service members – active, inactive and retired. For more information, call 952-440-5011 or visit www. btyrsouthoftheriver.org.

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St. John Lutheran Church 148 S. Chestnut Street Belle Plaine, MN 56011 Pastor Mark Johnson Pastor Sarah Timian sjlc@frontiernet.net 952-873-6492 Wednesday, February 1 4:30 Youth Choir 5:30 Pizza 6:00 Connect/Confirmation 6:30 Worship Choir 7:00 With Ease & Grace 7:30 Worship/Music Meeting Saturday, February 4 7:00 a.m. Weight Watchers 10 a.m. Baby Shower 6 p.m. Worship Sunday, February 5 8 & 10:30 a.m. Worship 9:15 Sunday School 10:30 Chard Baptism Monday, February 6 8:00 Men’s Bible Study 6:30 Boy Scouts 7:00 Gospel of Mark Tuesday, February 7 11:00 Lutheran Home 1:00 p.m. Kingsway 1:00 Quilting Wednesday, February 8 4:30 Youth Choir 5:30 Pizza 6:00 Connect/ConfirmationRemix Concert 6:30 Worship Choir 7:00 With Ease & Grace Holy Family Academy & Chapel Traditional Latin Mass 10679 182nd St., Belle Plaine, MN 56011 (952) 873-2582 or 873-6613 (coord.) Fr. Stephen Reid Sundays 2:15 p.m. Confessions 2:40 p.m. Rosary / 3 p.m. Mass Academy Mass - call for times Redeemer Lutheran Church 14226 W. 280th Street, Henderson, Pr. Diane Goulson 507-665-2932 On Highway 19, 2 miles East of Highway 169 Wed., February 1st 6:30 pm / 7:10 pm Worship & Communion /Confirmation Saturday, Feb. 4th **9 am – noon Quilting and Fleece blanket tying Noon Potluck 12:45 pm Bible Study: Zechariah 1:30 pm WELCA & Brotherhood mtgs Sunday, February 5th 8:30 am Sunday School, AE & TT: Reformation Video 9:30 am Worship with Communion Souper Bowl Sunday: $ donations for FMSC 5:00 pm Worship with Communion at FPC Tuesday, Feb. 7th 10:00 am LS NH Worship with Communion 10:30 am Text Study 10:45 am Oak Terrace Worship with Communion Wed., February 8th 6:30 pm Confirmation

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West Union Lutheran Church 15820 Market Ave. Cologne, MN 55315 Church: 952-466-5678 westunion1@juno.com Pastor: Richard Braun Wednesday, February 1 6:30 p.m. Confirmation 7 p.m. Choir Thursday, February 2 7 p.m. Forum Planning Meeting Saturday, February 4 7:30 a.m. Men’s Group Sunday, February 5 9 a.m. Worship 10 a.m. Annual Congregational Mtg. R: Joy Heimark A: Hunter Gerdes Monday, February 6 7 p.m. Small Group Study Tuesday, February 7 7:30 p.m. Women of Faith Wednesday, February 8 6:30 p.m. Confirmation 7 p.m. Choir

First Presbyterian Church 219 W. Main Street, Belle Plaine 952-873-2966 www.fpcbelleplaine.org fpcbelleplaine@frontiernet. net Sunday February 5 Fifth Sunday after Epiphany Service of the Lord’s Supper 4:00 pm FPC church session meets 5:00 pm Worship Service Meal to follow worship service. Mon.-Fri. Jan. 30-Feb. 3 FPC serves meals on wheels Please note: Change in service time St. Joseph Catholic Church 213 South 6th Street Henderson, MN 56044 507-248-3550 Saturdays: 5 p.m. Mass Sundays: 8 a.m. Mass & St. John-Assumption Parish 26523 200th Street Belle Plaine, MN 56011 Father Sam 507-248-3550 Sundays: 10 a.m. Mass

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are scheduled at the libraries in Chanhassen, Chaska, Norwood Young America and Waconia. Visit and select programs at www.carverscottmastergardeners.org. Master Gardeners are trained volunteers accredited by the University of Minnesota Extension who provide fee, unbiased horticultural and environmental best practices. Their goal is to enhance the local quality of life through informed decisionmaking. Last year, their team of more than 100 master gardener volunteers donated over 6,700 hours in Carver and Scott counties.

You Can Now Register to Vote While Electronically Filing Taxes With income tax season opening this week, Minnesota taxpayers who need to register to vote or update their voter registration can now do so when they ďŹ le their income taxes electronically, the Minnesota Department of Revenue and Secretary of State Steve Simon announced. This year, all taxpayers using Minnesota-certiďŹ ed electronic ďŹ ling software will see a new message prompting them to register to vote online at the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website mnvotes.org. To see a list of certiďŹ ed electronic ďŹ ling vendors, visit Revenue’s website and type in the key word “free ďŹ le.â€? “Minnesota law requires that individual income tax return forms and instruction booklets include voter registration forms,â€? said Revenue Commissioner Cynthia Bauerly. “This year, we worked with tax software providers to get voter registration information integrated into their products to reach the large segment of taxpayers who

ďŹ le electronically.â€? “The voter registration process in Minnesota is easier and more convenient than ever before, and this is another critical step in that direction,â€? said Secretary Simon. “While Minnesota has over 3.2 million registered voters, an additional 700,000 citizens are eligible, but have not yet registered to vote. I encourage all Minnesotans ďŹ ling their taxes electronically to take advantage of this resource and make sure their voter registration is up to date.â€? Eligible voters must be at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, a Minnesota resident and ďŹ nished with any felony sentence. Choosing electronic ďŹ ling and direct deposit is the most secure way to get your refund. Last year, over two million Minnesota taxpayers used electronic software to ďŹ le their taxes. Get the latest news and updates from the Minnesota Department of Revenue by following the department on Facebook and Twitter or by signing up for our email subscription list.

Employment Workshop Feb. 9 Families and Individuals Sharing Hope (FISH) will focus on workforce opportunities in Scott County on Thursday, Feb. 9 from 9:30-11 a.m. at the Shakopee police department training room. A panel from Scott County Employment and Training and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development will present information on: – Scott County Demographics and the Labor Market. – Data on Skills Gaps. – Services Available at the Workforce Center, Resource Room and Hiring Events. – Employment and Train-

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Curtiss both had 22 points for the Tigers. Bigaouette added 14 and Hunsader eight. Hastings had four points and Hastings two. Other statistical leaders for Belle Plaine were Bigaouette (seven rebounds, three assists and two steals), Curtiss (four rebounds and three assists), Herman (ďŹ ve rebounds and three steals), Hunsader (four steals) and Dikmen (ďŹ ve rebounds). Mayer Luth. 81, Tigers 73 The Tigers’ steep slide down the MRC standings continued this past Monday night in an eight-point loss at Mayer Lutheran. Curtiss (28) and Hunsader (17) combined for 45 points, while Herman chipped in 10 points and Nelson six. The rest of the team combined for just 11 points. Rebounding leaders were Nelson (8), Herman (7) and Hunsader (5). 2016-17 BPHS Boys’ Basketball Results and Remaining Schedule Dec. 3 at Fairmont W 69-57 Dec. 8 vs. Farib. BA W 79-68 Dec. 9-10 at Maple River Inv. vs. M. River W 72-60 vs. St. Cloud C. L 93-68 Dec. 13 vs. S.E. W 82-69 Dec. 20 at BEA W 69-66 Dec. 22 at Jordan L 83-58 Dec. 28 -29 at Glencoe Invite vs. Holy Family L 82-69 vs. St. Croix P. L 68-59 Jan. 3 at LCWM W 80-72 Jan. 5 vs. G-SL L 52-44 Jan. 7 vs. St. Peter W 55-53 Jan. 13 vs. NYA L 55-44 Jan. 17 vs. TCU L 57-53 Jan. 19 at LS-H W 62-59 Jan. 26 vs. GFW W 66-33 Jan. 27 at Sibley East L 74-72 Jan. 30 at Mayer L. L 81-73 Jan. 31 at WEM Feb. 2 at Tri-City United Feb. 6 at New Ulm Feb. 7 vs. Jordan Feb. 10 vs. Mayer Lutheran Feb. 16 at Norwood YA Feb. 21 vs. Le Sueur-Hend. Feb. 24 at JWP Mar. 2 Begin Section

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Green Isle city councilors were more interested in allowing a veterans memorial on city owned land along Highway 5 than deciding where the project should be built. Last week (Tuesday, Jan., 24), the council gave members of the Lions Club the go-ahead to build the project on city land. The memorial will be built on a small parcel known locally as the Freudenthal property, land near the junction of highways 5 and 25 across from the UFC Convenience store. It once hosted a gasoline and service station. The city acquired it through property tax forfeiture. The land is tainted by the remnants of the use. Any development of the properly will require soil testing and possible mitigation. The memorial project is intended to start small, club members said. It will be a tribute to veterans in the various armed forces. The display will not include any large equipment, said Rose Thies, a member of the Green Isle Lions. Councilor Mark Wentzlaff promoted the memorial be built in the center of the parcel, allowing space for future expansion.

Green Isle Lions are building the project as a legacy project to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Lions International. They want it completed in time for the state amateur baseball tournament this summer. Green Isle is one of the host sites of the tournament. Proceeds from the Feb. 4 dinner will help fund the project. In other action at the Jan. 24 meeting, the Green Isle City Council: • Paid bills totaling $89,600.98. • Discussed the application process for the city’s vacant part-time public works position. • Received a report from the Sibley County Sheriff’s ofďŹ ce of two businesses that failed supervised tobacco compliance checks, the Grey Fox Tavern and UFC Convenience store. • Discussed the demolition of a shed on the 300 block of Centre Street. The shed needed to be removed to comply with city zoning ordinance. • Discussed the pet licensing process and city ordinance on pet licensing with sheriff’s deputies.

Green Isle Lions Hosting Annual Dinner Show to Build Vets Memorial The Green Isle Lions are hosting their annual dinner and comedy show Saturday, Feb. 4, at Green Isle Community School. Proceeds from the event will go towards a Lions legacy project, a memorial for veterans on city property. The evening’s social hour begins at 6 p.m. Dinner by Chef Craig’s Catering follows at 7 p.m. The evening’s entertainment is comic magician Jessie MofďŹ tt. Festivities include a silent

auction and awarding of door prizes. The Lions aim to build a veterans memorial on city property along Highway 5. Their hope is to have it completed this summer, before the state amateur baseball tournament. Tickets are available from Lions members or at CornerStone Bank in Green Isle. The community school is at 190 McGrann Street (Highway 25) in Green Isle.

Seminar on Assisting Area Homeless Feb. 11 Launch Ministry, a faith-based non-proďŹ t organization serving struggling young adults in Carver and Scott Counties, has announced an upcoming seminar, “Assisting Homeless and Struggling Youth,â€? which will take place on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Chaska Moravian Church, 115 East 4th Street, Chaska. The half-day seminar for community members who regularly come in contact with young adults (16-24 years old) will

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Thirty Years Ago This Week

Appreciation Plaques Former Belle Plaine Mayor Fran Schuman in January of 1987 presented appreciation plaques to retiring city councilman Orville Heitkamp (left) and Maynard Harms (right), the latter of whom served many years as chairman of the local planning and zoning commission. Former Mayor Schuman had previously received her plaque at her testimonial dinner. Others receiving plaques for their service to the city but not present to receive them were former Councilman Ron Fenske, and community services board members Chris Weldon and Florence Leonard. ton-Green Isle. Belle Plaine was powered by three falls by tri-captains Paul Murphy, Jim Buesgens and Andy Fogarty. The victory gave the Tigers an 8-3 dual meet record.

The Belle Plaine School Board voted to go ahead with obtaining tax anticipation certiďŹ cates in the amount of $610,000. The money from the bonds would help with cash ow in the school’s budget. The Scott County Board agreed to accept a bid of $125,276 for the Scott County Minimum Security Jail Annex remodeling project. The bid was awarded to W.H. Cates Construction of Hamel. Miss Belle Plaine Lisa Nelsen was among the many royalty from communities across the state representing their town at the St. Paul Winter Carnival. Nelsen, 19, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Nelsen of Belle Plaine. Employees of Lano Equipment in Norwood Young America were cleaning up after an arson ďŹ re on Jan. 28. Though damage estimates were from $500,000 to $750,000, Lano Equipment was still in business. The featured speaker for the Feb. 9 meeting of the Belle Plaine Parents Communication Network would be Nancy Johnson, Scott County representative for Mothers Against Drunk Driving. MADD’s slogan for 1987 was “Drunk Driving Destroys Dreams.â€? The Belle Plaine High School boys’ basketball team defeated the Arlington-Green Isle Indians 55-46 in a home game that Friday night. The Tigers improved to 5-4 in conference play and 9-5 overall. Matt Lenz led the Tigers with 19 points, while Scott Schmidt added 10 points. The BPHS girls’ basketball team lost two games to the top teams in the conference, falling to Le Sueur 52-25 and Norwood/Young America 4431. The losses dropped Belle Plaine to 3-8 in the conference and 6-9 overall. The Tiger wrestling team completed its conference schedule with a 35-23 win over Arling-

60 Years Ago (1957)

The inauguration of the Highway Post OfďŹ ce service was carried out here with considerable display. The big mail bus carried its staff of clerks and was followed by a string of autos from the Twin Cities carrying various postal ofďŹ cials. The bus and caravan made a stop of a half-hour in front of the Belle Plaine Post OfďŹ ce. Mrs. Florence B. Young, native of Belle Plaine, died at her home in Minneapolis at the age of 51. Many relatives and friends helped Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Mueller celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. Mary, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Ince, became the bride of Patrick J. Lies, son of Mr. and Mrs. M.P. Lies of Milwaukee, Wis. The country-wide brucellosis test revealed that Scott County did not qualify as a modiďŹ ed accredited brucellosis-free county. The test results showed 74 infected herds and 180 reactor cattle. For the ďŹ rst time in more years than many cared to remember, Belle Plaine High School’s cage team found its way into third place in the district standings. New Prague and Montgomery tied for ďŹ rst place with 8-1 records, with Belle Plaine in third place supporting a 6-3 showing. The residence property of the Karl Fromm estate was bought by Merwyn Roufs, who took immediate occupancy. Fred Bach of near Green Isle suffered two fractured ribs but luckily escaped more serious injury when his car rolled down

an 80-foot embankment near Blakeley. Emil Gerdes, who sold his farm near Green Isle, bought the Walter Gatz, former Clyde Bristol house, across the street from the creamery. The Baier farm home between Belle Plaine and Jordan, destroyed in a night blaze, was being rebuilt on the site of the burned structure. The site was originally that of the log cabin that was brought into Jordan years ago as a memorial to its pioneer settlers. Mrs. W.J. Gatz of Belle Plaine was named chairman of the 1957 Scott County Easter Seal Committee. In a homemaker cake contest held in Chaska, most of the entries and prize winners were from the Belle Plaine area. Runners-up were Mrs. Paul Sons and Mrs. Warren Wilson. Others from this locality who entered the contest were Mrs. Erwin Karnitz, Mrs. Gerald O’Connell and Mrs. Ed Corcoran. Jack Meierbachtol bought from Loren Stier the former St. John’s Lutheran parsonage. Minnesota River League ofďŹ cers were reelected to another term with Fred Keup of Belle Plaine heading the group as president. L.O. Anthony of St. Peter was renamed vice president and Max Casey of Jordan secretary-treasurer. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Schmidt of Belle Plaine and Mr. and Mrs. Art Kerkow of Arlington returned from a 25-day California trip.

90 Years Ago (1927)

The ďŹ rst week of February brought three days of rain, which reduced the snow level mightily but left many roads difďŹ cult for driving. Members of the Gaffney family went to Savage to attend the funeral of their uncle, Tom Gaffney, age 60. Mrs. R.F. Faricy, nee Mary

Morrison, was back from Pueblo, Colo., for a visit with her brother, Michael Morrison, and her sister, Mrs. Pat Duffy. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rolf and children returned from Orange, Calif., where they spent two of the winter months. The remains of Mrs. Joanna Moriarty, 81, widow of the late Capt. John Moriarty, were brought here from Spokane, Wash., and the funeral was held from Sacred Heart Church. Interment was beside the grave of her husband, who had died 30 years earlier. The marriage of Miss Gabriella Marie Blaha, daughter of the John Blahas, to Myron H. Stone, took place at St. Peter and Paul’s Church. Mr. Stone was an employee of the Belle Plaine Motor Co. A parent-teacher organization was formed with J.A. Schoell president, Mrs. R.R. Mahler vice president and Justice Neil secretary. Belle Plaine had a town basketball team. Members were: Leo Engfer, Skip Kulisheck, Roy Hahn, Ray Grosser, Erwin and Roger Bromaghim. John J. Ahmann, who was associated with the Ahmann department store in Belle Plaine from 1919 to 1922, died in St. Cloud, to which city he returned to after leaving Belle Plaine. He served in the state senate for a number of years. Emil Karnitz leased his dray and transfer business to Bernard DeMarce and moved out onto Joe Haas Jr.’s place. Thomas F. Kearney, a pioneer resident of Assumption, died in St. Paul where he was engaged in railroad work. Word reached St. Thomas folks of the death of James Feeney, who passed away at his home in California. The borough council was advertising for bids for concrete paving of the business section of town. Mrs. Chas. Shonka, for many years a resident of Belle Plaine Township, died at her home in Hopkins and burial took place in Jordan. Christina Kessler, 63, died at the home of her brother, William, with whom she lived many years. The funeral was held at St. John’s Lutheran Church. The commercial club moved in on the local creamery’s annual meeting plans with a “Bargain Day� and free dance in the evening with many free prizes.

120 Years Ago (1897)

At the monthly stock fair, cows were in good demand and prices ranged from $25 to $35. Herman Schmidt of Blakeley purchased the 160-acre farm of the Michael O’Neill estate for $4,500. Mrs. Margaret Savage sold her 160-acre farm in Belle Plaine Township to Barlet and Peter Schoenecker for $5,000. Peter Arndt presented a petition to the borough council with 58 signers asking for a new ďŹ re bell. The council replied that if Mr. Arndt would collect a dollar from each of the signers the bell would be ordered.

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Man Gets Jail Time for Drug Possession in B.P. School Zone A Belle Plaine man was sentenced to four days in jail and three years of probation for possession of methamphetamine in a school zone. Jose Carmen Charo was sentenced to jail time and probation after pleading guilty Jan. 11. A charge of driving with a revoked license was dismissed. According to the criminal complaint, Charo was pulled over on Cedar Street, not far from Our Lady of the Prairie Elementary School. The ofďŹ cer pulled Charo, 31, over because records indicated he was driving after revocation of his driving privileges.

Man in a Hurry Sentenced for Drug Possession A Belle Plaine man who Jordan police pulled over traveling 90 mph in a 65 mph zone on Highway 169 had more than a speeding ticket to worry about. He recently pleaded guilty in Scott County District Court to a felony count of drug possession. Bradley George Schimek pleaded guilty Jan. 9 to one count of ďŹ fth-degree drug possession and one count of third degree driving under the inuence. A second count of ďŹ fthdegree drug possession was dismissed. He served ďŹ ve days in the county jail and will be on probation for three years. According to police, Schimek’s speed was recorded at 90 mph near northbound Highway 169’s intersection with Delaware Av-

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St. Thomas by: Loni Graham Father James Burns will celebrate Mass here on Sunday, February 12 at 9 a.m. Father Andrew Stueve celebrates Mass at St. Anne’s in Le Sueur on Saturdays at 5:15., and Sundays at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Carol Dick and Carol O’Connell attended grandson Jackson Reineke’s hockey tournament Saturday and Sunday in Hutchinson and Eddie Sirek’s basketball tournament in Delano on Saturday. Good showing from the Sullivan girls at the Le SueurHenderson district spelling bee on Monday. Emily took top honors and Anna tied for third. Emily will be advancing

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Medical Center. His grandparents are Greg and Jayne Weiers and Steve and Deb Trewartha. Hannah Weiers is 6 years old. She was honored at a dinner party at the Joe and Lauren Weiers home Saturday evening. Ann and Meridith Weiers, daughters of Marty and Farrell Weiers of Kansas, were in Washington DC last week where they attended the “March for Life” events. The Kansas diocese sent 4 busloads of citizens to Washington. Humor Corner: Ole was preaching to Little Ole, trying to inspire him to be a little more ambitious. He told Little Ole, “vhen Lincoln vas your age, he vas splitting rails and piling up vood.” Little Ole replied, “Yah and vhen he vas your age, he vas President of da United States.”

School Board (continued from page 1) Company wrap-around program. • Heard updates on videos to be placed on the district’s Web site as communication tools. • Approved a joint powers agreement with the Jordan School District on the SOAR special education program. • Approved the district’s licensed teacher seniority list. • Approved a resolution directing administration to review all

programs for possible reductions. • Approved school board member committee assignments discussed during the board’s organizational meeting in January. • Met in closed session to discuss negotiation strategies for contract talks with the unions representing the school district’s licensed teachers and support personnel.

Dear Editor, I am writing this letter in complete disagreement with an article written by Dan Ruud in the January 18, 2017 Belle Plaine Herald edition. First of all, let me introduce myself. I am a 90-year-old veteran, but more important, a Christian who believes that our Savior died on the cross for me and for our country. Years ago our country was founded on the idea that we are a Christian nation. Now a handful of individuals want the religious symbols removed. I have served 14 years as a county commissioner in my county and feel that your residents have been misrepresented by your city attorney in that the closed session to dis-

cuss the issue is wrong as your public should have a chance to debate. In this article is the symbol of a soldier paying homage to his rifle? I feel that your administrator and City Council are very weak. Remember, Christ died on that cross for all Catholics, Protestants, Jews and those who have no church home. If we don’t stand up and express our thoughts we are at fault. Have your people tried to come up with an idea to keep this display as was? For example, could the small area where this memorial be separated from the park and donated to a veterans group? Sincerely, Paul Anderson, Alexandria, MN

Homeward Bound Theatre to Offer Program at Chatfield Homeward Bound Theatre Company will offer “Dr. Seuss and Me” Wednesdays, Feb. 8 through March 1 from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. at Chatfield Elementary School in Belle Plaine. Kindergarten through secondgraders will act out their favorite Dr. Seuss stories like “The Cat in the Hat - you find magic wherever you look, sit back and relax, all you need is a book” or “Green Eggs and Ham - I will

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Legal Notices 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: December 8, 2006 MORTGAGOR: Willis Carmack and Regina Carmack, husband and wife. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded March 13, 2007 Scott County Recorder, Document No. A767012. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: U.S. Bank, National Association, as successor trustee to Bank of America, N.A. as successor by merger to LaSalle Bank, N.A. as trustee for the holders of the Merrill Lynch First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust, Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2007-FF2. Dated February 13, 2012 Recorded February 15, 2012, as Document No. A898680. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100425240011638357 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Nationpoint a division of National City Bank RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc. MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 14111 Timothy Avenue Northeast, Prior Lake, MN 55372 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 251240450 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 9, Block 4, Boudin's Manor 4th Addition, Scott County, Minnesota. COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $201,600.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $209,048.54 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: August 4, 2016 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys' fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on February 6, 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: May 31, 2016 U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 38 - 16-002714 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, June 8, 15, 22, 29 and July 6 and 13, 2016. Notice of Postponement of mortgage Foreclosure sale Pursuant to the provisions of Minnesota Statutes 580.07, the foregoing foreclosure sale is postponed until September 8, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN, in said county and state. Dated: August 2, 2016. U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P.

Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 38 - 16-002714 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. Notice of Postponement of mortgage Foreclosure sale Pursuant to the provisions of Minnesota Statutes 580.07, the foregoing foreclosure sale is postponed until October 27, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN, in said county and state. Dated: September 6, 2016. U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 38 - 16-002714 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE Pursuant to the provisions of Minnesota Statutes 580.07, the foregoing foreclosure sale is postponed until December 29, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN, in said county and state. Dated: October 25, 2016. U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 38 - 16-002714 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE Pursuant to the provisions of Minnesota Statutes 580.07, the foregoing foreclosure sale is postponed until January 26, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN, in said county and state. Dated: December 27, 2016. U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 38 - 16-002714 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE Pursuant to the provisions of Minnesota Statutes 580.07, the foregoing foreclosure sale is postponed until March 2, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN, in said county and state. Dated: January 25, 2017. U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 38 - 16-002714 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

TOWNSHIP OF ST. LAWRENCE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ST. LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP HALL JORDAN, MN 55352 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the St. Lawrence Township Annual Audit Meeting will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at the St. Lawrence Township Hall, County of Scott, State of Minnesota. At this meeting, the Board of Supervisors will audit the books of St. Lawrence for the year ended 2016. The Board of Supervisors will also set the proposed agenda and levy for the annual meeting along with taking care of other workshop items. Ramona Bischof Township Clerk Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, January 25 and February 1, 2017.

State of Minnesota County of Scott District Court First Judicial District FIle No. 70-PR-17-1119 NOTICE OF INFORMAL probate of will and informal APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS In Re: Estate of Francis Lepley, a/k/a Francis E. Lepley, a/k/a Francis Eugene Lepley, Decedent. Notice is given that an Application for Informal Probate of Will and Informal Appointment of Personal Representative was filed with the Registrar, along with a Will dated

October 23, 2015. The Registrar accepted the application and informally appointed Corisa M. Peterson, whose address is 1037 Jackson Street South, Shakopee, MN 55379, to serve as the personal representative of the Decedent's estate. Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative. Any objection to the appointment of the personal representative must be filed with the Court, and any properly filed objection will be heard by the Court after notice is provided to interested persons of the date of hearing on the objection. Unless objections are filed, and unless the Court orders otherwise, the personal representative has the full power to administer the estate, including, after thirty (30) days from the issuance of letters of testamentary, the power to sell, encumber, lease, or distribute any interest in real estate owned by the Decedent. Notice is further given that, subject to Minn. Stat. section 524.3-801, all creditors having claims against the Decedent's estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court within four (4) months after the date of this notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: January 18, 2017 Filed in Scott County Courts January 18, 2017 Vicky L. Carlson, Registrar Phil Bird, Deputy, Court Administrator Jaspers, Moriarty & Wetherille, P.A. Kevin J. Wetherille MN# 033036X 206 Scott Street Shakopee, MN 55379 Telephone: (952) 445-2817 Facsimile: (952) 445-0812 e-mail: kwetherille@jmwlaw.com Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, January 25 and February 1, 2017.

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

SUMMONS IN APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF LAND STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF SCOTT DISTRICT COURT FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT Case Type: Torrens Court File No70-CV-16-17781

In the Matter of the Application of Jason A. Miller to Register Title to the following described real estate situated in Scott County, Minnesota: Parcel A Lot 1, Block 1, THE BLUFFS OF CANDY COVE, Scott

County, Minnesota; and that part of Government Lot 2, Section 36, Township 115 North, Range 22 West, Scott County, Minnesota, described as follows: Beginning at the northwest corner of Lot 1, Block 1, THE BLUFFS OF CANDY COVE, Scott County, Minnesota; thence on an assumed bearing of South 59 degrees 17 minutes 12 seconds East along the north line of said Lot 1, a distance of 78.87 feet to the most easterly line of said Lot 1; thence North 05 degrees 55 minutes 19 seconds West along the northerly extension of said most easterly line 25 feet, more or less, to the shoreline of Prior Lake; thence westerly along said shoreline to its intersection with the northerly extension of the most westerly line of said Lot 1; thence South 00 degrees 46 minutes 57 seconds East along said northerly extension of the most westerly line of said Lot 1, a distance of 16 feet, more or less, to the point of beginning. Parcel Address: 5594 Candy Cove Trail SE Prior Lake, MN 55372 Parcel B Lot 2, Block 1, THE BLUFFS OF CANDY COVE, Scott County, Minnesota; and that part of Government Lot 2, Section 36, Township 115 North, Range 22 West, Scott County, Minnesota, described as follows: Beginning at the northwest corner of Lot 2, Block 1, THE BLUFFS OF CANDY COVE, Scott County, Minnesota; thence on an assumed bearing of South 59 degrees 17 minutes 12 seconds East along the north line of said Lot 2, a distance of 72.23 feet to the east line of said Lot 2; thence North 15 degrees 05 minutes 30 seconds West along the northerly extension of said east line 47 feet, more or less, to the shoreline of Prior Lake; thence westerly along said shoreline to its intersection with the northerly extension of the west line of said Lot 2; thence South 05 degrees 55 minutes 19 seconds East along said northerly extension of the west line of said Lot 2, a distance of 25 feet, more or less, to the point of beginning. Parcel Address: 5604 Candy Cove Trail SE Prior Lake, MN 55372 Parcel C Lot 3, Block 1, THE BLUFFS OF CANDY COVE, Scott County, Minnesota; and that part of Government Lot 2, Section 36, Township 115 North, Range 22 West, Scott County, Minnesota, described as follows: Beginning at the northwest corner of Lot 3, Block 1, THE BLUFFS OF CANDY COVE, Scott County, Minnesota; thence on an assumed bearing of South 59 degrees 17 minutes 12 seconds East along the north line of said Lot 3, a distance of 126.17 feet to the east line of said Lot 3; thence North 18 degrees 37 minutes 01 seconds West along the northerly extension of said east line 93 feet, more or less, to the shoreline of Prior Lake; thence westerly along said shoreline to its intersection with the northerly extension of the west line of said Lot 3; thence South 15 degrees 05 minutes 30 seconds East along said northerly extension of the west line of said Lot 3, a distance of 47 feet, more or less, to the point of beginning. Parcel Address: 5614 Candy Cove Trail SE Prior Lake, MN 55372 Parcel D That part of Government Lot 2, Section 36, Township 115 North, Range 22 West, Scott County, Minnesota, described as follows: Beginning at the southwest corner of Lot 1, Block 1, THE BLUFFS OF CANDY COVE, Scott County, Minnesota; thence on an assumed bearing of South 60 degrees 52 minutes 50 seconds East along the south line of said Lot 1, a distance of 44.55 feet to the northerly rightof-way of State Trunk Highway 13; thence southwesterly 45.11 feet along said northerly right-of-way being a non-tangential curve concave to the southeast having a radius of 11634.41 feet, a central angle of 0 degrees 13 minutes 20 seconds, and the chord of said curve 45.11 feet in length and bears South 58 degrees 06 minutes 38 seconds West, the terminus of said curve is at the intersection of said northerly right-of-way and the southerly extension of the west line of said Lot 1, Block 1, THE BLUFFS OF CANDY COVE, Scott County, Minnesota; thence North 00 degrees 46 minutes 57 seconds West along said southerly extension of the west line a distance of 45.52 feet to the point of beginning. Parcel Address: No address assigned Parcel E That part of Section 36, Township 115 North, Range 22 West, Scott County, Minnesota, described as follows: Beginning at the Southeasterly most corner of Lot 31, Candy Cove Park, according to the recorded plat thereof; thence North 60 degrees 52 minutes 50 seconds West (assumed bearing), along the south line of said Lot 31, a distance of 14.98 feet; thence South 45 degrees 56 minutes 50 seconds West, a distance of 124.38 feet; thence South 08 degrees 47 minutes 45 seconds East, a distance of 29.00 feet to the northwesterly right-of-way line of Trunk Highway No. 13; thence Northeasterly, a distance of 116.71 feet along said right-of-way line, being a non-tangential curve, concave to the southeast having a radius of 11,634.41 feet, a central angle of 00 degrees 34 minutes 29 seconds, and a 116.71 foot chord which bears North 57 degrees 42 minutes 43 seconds East to the intersection with the southerly extension of the west line of Lot 1, Block 1, THE BLUFFS OF CANDY COVE, Scott County, Minnesota; thence North 00 degrees 46 minutes 57 seconds West along said southerly extension of the west line of Lot 1, Block 1, a distance of 45.52 feet to the point of beginning. Parcel Address: No address assigned Applicants, vs. State of Minnesota; City of Prior Lake; Mark Toohey; Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.; Andrew J. Hoiland III; Cynthia J. Hoiland; Christie Conrady; Wilhelm Conrady; William Conrady; Mathilda Mavis Anderson; Matilda Mavis Anderson; Mathilda Maves Anderson; Kurt W. Bigalk; Jeanine L. Bigalk; Dale E. Braddy; Susan A.

wednesday, February 1, 2017 Braddy; Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative; Alice Wilfond; Edward M. Birdsong; Ira W. Anderson; Walter C. Mavis; Richard D. Pauley; Evelyn M. Pauley; Avis Stepka; Mathilda Maves; Rose K. Jones; also all heirs and devisees of any of the above named persons who are deceased and “all other persons or parties unknown, claiming any right, title, estate, lien or interest in real estate described in the Application or amendments herein,” Defendants. THE STATE OF MINNESOTA TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: You are hereby summoned and required to answer the Application of the Applicant in the above proceeding and to file your answer to the said Application in the office of the Court Administrator in said county, within 20 days after service of this Summons upon you exclusive of the day of such service, and if you fail to answer the Application within the time aforesaid, the Applicant in this proceeding will apply to the Court for the relief demanded therein. Filed in Scott County Courts December 27, 2016 WITNESS, Scott County Court Administrator and the seal thereof, at Shakopee, Scott County, Minnesota, this 27th day of December, 2016. By: Audrey K. Brown Deputy Attorneys for Applicants HUEMOELLER & GONTAREK PLC Anton Cheskis #0390001 16670 Franklin Trail Prior Lake, MN 55372 (952) 447-2131 Approved for filing on this 23rd day of December, 2016. By: Stephanie Young Deputy Examiner of Titles Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, January 18, 25 and February 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: April 5, 2005 MORTGAGOR: Felicia K. Baysah and Anthony M. Baysah, wife and husband. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded May 18, 2005 Scott County Recorder, Document No. A 698419. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: The Bank of New York Mellon FKA The Bank of New York, as successor trustee to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. as trustee for the certificateholders of Structured Asset Mortgage Investments II Trust 2005-AR3 Mortgage Pass-through Certificates Series 2005-AR3. Dated November 16, 2009 Recorded November 18, 2009, as Document No. A840719; and by Document Dated March 28, 2012 Recorded April 13, 2012 as Document No. A903155. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100285700000114594 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Winstar Mortgage Partners, Inc. RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc. MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 13666 Alabama Avenue South, Savage, MN 55378 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 261440020 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 2, Block 1, Huntington Estates 2nd Addition COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE:

$184,000.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $249,751.00 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 2, 2017 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys' fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on September 5, 2017, unless that date falls on a weekend or legal holiday, in which case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None "THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR'S PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED." Dated: December 23, 2016 The Bank of New York Mellon f/k/a The Bank of New York, as Trustee Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 38 - 16-007509 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, January 4, 11, 18, 25 and February 1 and 8, 2017.

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SECTION 00 11 13 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS DATA CENTER AND LOBBY HVAC UPGRADES 200 Fourth Avenue West Shakopee, Minnesota Scott County will receive single prime sealed bids via mail or in person for the Data Center and Lobby HVAC Upgrades until 2:00 PM local time on February 23, 2017 at the Scott County Government Center, Procurement Office, Room 215, 200 Fourth Avenue West, Shakopee, Minnesota, 55379, at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud in conference room B3 (basement level) of the Government Center. Bidding documents, including the Proposal Form, Drawings and Specifications, will be on file at the Offices of the Architect, Wold Architects and Engineers, 332 Minnesota St., Suite W2000, Saint Paul, MN 55101 - (651) 227-7773; at the Minnesota Builders Exchange; McGraw Hill Construction/Dodge Plan Center; Reed Construction; iSqFt Plan Room (St. Paul, MN); and from PlanWell at www.e-arc.com/MN/ Plymouth, Albert Lea Builders Exchange; Austin Builders Exchange; Mankato Builders Exchange; Builders Exchange of Rochester; St. Cloud Builders Exchange; This project includes: Heating, ventilation and air conditioning upgrades to the data center, IT office area, and building front lobby area. American Reprographics Company, 4730 Park Glen Road, St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55416 (952) 697-8800, facsimile (952) 697-8803 will provide complete downloadable sets of the Bidding Documents to prospective bidders and subcontractors. The downloads will be available January 20, 2017. Each set may be downloaded via the internet at http:// www.e-arc.com/mn/saintlouispark and clicking on the PlanWell icon, then the Public Plan Room icon, select Data Center HVAC Upgrades. Make proposals on the bid forms supplied in the Project Manual. No oral, telegraphic or telephonic proposals or modifications will be considered. Submit with each bid, a certified check or acceptable bidder's bond payable to Scott County in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the total bid. The successful bidder will be required to furnish satisfactory Labor and Material Payment Bond, and Performance Bond. Bids may not be withdrawn within thirty (30) days after the scheduled time of opening bids, without the consent of the Owner. The Owner reserves the right to accept any bid or to reject any or all bids, or parts of such bids, and waive informalities or irregularities in bidding. A mandatory pre-bid walk-through will be held on February 2, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Scott County Government Center beginning in conference room B3. The Owner requires Substantial Completion of the project on or before May 5, 2017. Board of Commissioners SCOTT COUNTY Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, January 25 and February 1, 2017.


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(continued from previous page) NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR AMENDMENT TO THE SCOTT COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCE NO. 3 You are hereby notified that a hearing will be held by the Scott County Planning Advisory Commission in the County Board Room, of the Scott County Government Center, 200 Fourth Avenue West, Shakopee, Minnesota on: February 13, 2017 at 6:45 PM PURPOSE OF HEARING: To consider amending Chapter 12 of the Scott County Zoning Ordinance No. 3 to modify general requirements for Community Solar Gardens (CSGs) including setting a maximum power capacity to one (1) megawatt, prohibiting a CSG within two (2) miles of a proposed or permitted CSG, allowing no more than two (2) interconnection utility poles per CSG site, and modifying screening requirements. Further information regarding the above mentioned project including site drawings and relevant Zoning Ordinance requirements will be available, after (02/02/17), on the Scott County web site, www.scottcountymn.gov. Please go to Government, Citizen Advisory Boards, Commissions, & Committees, Board of Adjustment or Planning Advisory Commission, Most Recent Agenda and Minutes, then download the 02/13/2017 agenda, and click on the project item. If you would like to be heard in reference to this matter, you should attend this meeting. Oral and written comments will be accepted by the Planning Department. For more information, contact the Scott County Planning Department at 952496-8653. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

State of Minnesota County of Scott District Court probate division First Judicial District FIle No. 70-PR-17-1141 NOTICE OF INFORMAL probate of will and APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Margaret Maxa aka Margaret Ann Maxa, Decedent. Notice is given that an application for informal probate of the Decedent's will dated November 24, 2000 ("Will") has been filed with the Registrar. The application has been granted. Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed Leon Raymond Maxa, a/k/a Leon R. Maxa, whose address is: 106 5th St. NE, Montgomery, MN 56069 as personal representative of the Estate of the Decedent. Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative. Unless objections are filed with the Court (pursuant to Minn. Stat. 524.3-607) and the Court otherwise orders, the personal representative has full power to administer the Estate including, after 30 days from the issuance of letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease, or distribute real 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 representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: January 18, 2017 Filed in Scott County Courts January 18, 2017 Vicky L. Carlson, Registrar Phil Bird, Deputy, Court Administrator Attorney for Personal Representative William J. Marek Attorney at Law Atty. Reg.# 67489 205 First Street South Montgomery, MN 56069 Phone # (507) 364-8616 Fax # (507) 364-8617 Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, February 1 and 8, 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: October 2, 2014 MORTGAGOR: Lucas B. Bennett, a single person and Julie A. Schneider, a single person. MORTGAGEE: M o r t g a g e Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded October 7, 2014 Scott County Recorder, Document No. A966335. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: MB Financial Bank, N.A. Dated March 7, 2016 Recorded March 14, 2016, as Document No. A997861. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100880800060807654 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: MB Financial Bank, NA RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE

SERVICER: MB Financial Bank, N.A. MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 318 Wagner Way, Elko New Market, MN 55054 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 230080180 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 10, Block 2, Whispering Creek 2nd Addition, Scott County, Minnesota. COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $216,015.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $222,501.16 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: February 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. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on August 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: December 22, 2016 MB Financial Bank, N. A. 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 161 - 16-007747 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, January 4, 11, 18, 25 and February 1 and 8, 2017.

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF SCOTT DISTRICT COURT Probate division FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No. 70-PR-16-23061 NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND Notice To Creditors In Re: Estate of Robert E. Grassmann, Decedent To All Interested Persons And Creditors: Notice is given that an application for informal probate of the above named decedent’s last will dated January 28, 1994, and codicil dated June 19, 2007 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, and the same will be heard by the Court upon notice fixed for such purpose. Notice is hereby further given that informal appointment of John R. Grassmann, whose address is 14000 75th Place North, Maple Grove, MN 55311, 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 524.3607) 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 Probate Court Administrator within four months after the date of this notice or said claims will be barred. Dated: December 21, 2016 Filed in Scott County Courts December 21, 2016 By: Vicky L. Carlson, Registrar By: Phil Bird, Court Administrator, Deputy Attorney for Personal Representative John A. Markve, #264969 Kassandra K. Heinrich #396510 Markve & Zweifel, P.L.L.C. 11302 86th Avenue N. Maple Grove, Minnesota 55369 Telephone: (763) 420-8943

BELLE PLAINE HERALD, BELLE PLAINE, MINNESOTA Telephone: (763) 447-6737 Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, February 1 and 8, 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. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on 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 CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION LIEN FORECLOSURE SALE WHEREAS, default has been made in the terms and conditions of the Declaration for Prairie Bend Condominiums (henceforth the Declaration) dated May 31, 1995 and recorded in the Office of the County Recorder in and for Scott County, Minnesota on May 31, 1995 as Document No. 353122 as amended by Doc. Nos. 353750, 354269 and 357113, which said Declaration covers the following described property situated in the County of Scott and State of Minnesota, to-wit: Unit No. 2609, CIC Number 1024, Prairie Bend, a Condominium, located in Scott County, Minnesota. Street Address: 681 Roundhouse Street, Shakopee, MN 55379 Property ID #27-1991260. WHEREAS, pursuant to said Declaration, there is claimed to be due and owing as of the date of this Notice by U.S. Bank National Association, as unit owner, to Prairie Bend Association the principal amount of Two Thousand Nine Hundred Forty-three Dollars and 50/100 ($2,943.50) for condominium assessments, interest and past due attorney fees through January 2017; and no action being now pending at law or otherwise to recover said debt or any part thereof, and; WHEREAS, pursuant to said Declaration, and the statute in such case made and provided, said debt creates a lien upon said premises in favor of Prairie Bend Association. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that by virtue of the power of sale created by statute, said lien will be foreclosed by the sale of said premises with the hereditaments and appurtenances, which said sale will be made by the Sheriff of Scott County, Minnesota at the Scott County Law Enforcement Center, Civil Division, 301 Fuller Street South, in the City of Shakopee in said County on March 14, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., at public auction to the highest bidder, for cash, to pay the amount then due for said condominium assessments, together with the costs of foreclosure, including attorney's fees as allowed by law. The time allowed by law for redemption by the unit owner, their personal representatives or assigns, is six (6) months from the date of said sale. 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 unit owners must vacate the property if the lien is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on September 14, 2017. If the foregoing date is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, then the date to vacate the property is the next business day at 11:59 p.m. Dated: January 16, 2017 FULLER, SEAVER, SWANSON & KELSCH, P.A. By: Timothy D. Fuller 32694 12400 Portland Avenue South, Suite 132 Burnsville, MN 55337 (952) 890-0888 Attorneys for Prairie Bend Association Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, January 25 and February 1, 8, 15, 22 and March 1, 2017.

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power Prior Lake. The Lakers are currently rated #7 in Minnesota’s Class AAA. “It should be another great night of wrestling with Prior Lake,” states Ripley. “We have a lot of respect for the Prior Lake program and the job that Joe Block has done there as a coach has just been tremendous.” Panthers 51, Sibley East 9 The two Minnesota River Conference teams, who were tied atop the standings with 3-0 records, went to work on the big Scott West Kevin Slack mat that was underneath the spotlight at Jordan Middle School. The home team Panthers would get right to work at the 106-pound weight class behind freshman lightweight Colton Bahr as he appeared to be on his way to a major decision as he used a pair of take downs and a three-point near fall to build an 8-0 third period lead over Wolverine Derek Steele. However, Steele would deny the Panthers an extra bonus point as he scored a late reversal in what became an 8-2 Bahr win. “Colton wrestled a really solid match from all positions,” states Ripley. “We like the progress he has been making this year as a wrestler and this match was a good example of that.” Scott West 113-pounder Jacob Strack has also made a lot of progress and although the sophomore would drop an 8-3 match to #2-rated Dayne Morton, he was in the fight of the battle throughout the match. Morton won the battle by scoring three take downs and a reversal. The Stauffacher brothers would turn up the pressure on the Wolverines over the next two matches as Justin scored a quick first period pin of Kevin Melgar at 120 and Jackson followed up with an 8-0 major decision over Lincoln Carpenter. “It was good to see Justin go out and be really assertive right from the start in his match,” suggests Ripley. “In addition to that it was good to see Jackson execute and score on a variety of attacks and one that was highlight worthy.” After the Wolverines’ #2-rated Tanner Pasvogel won a hardfought 7-4 decision over sophomore Tyler Shackle at 132, it would be Panther Parker Huss opening his 138-pound match against Tommy Wentzlaff with a variety of attacks as the he scored three take downs to open up a 6-2 first period lead on his way to an 11-3 major decision. It was Jeffery Kasper getting the call at 145 pounds and the Panther sophomore acquitted himself quite well as he held #4-rated Mason Voight to a 5-0 decision that included a solid third period ride out. “Although he lost the match, Jeffery did a really good job against a pretty good opponent, and to get that third period ride out should be something to build off.” The Panthers won the last

seven matches on the dual, beginning with freshman Trent Rasmussen’s solid 9-1 win over Jose Felipe at 152. Rasmussen used four take downs and some good riding to get the major decision. Rasmussen’s win was followed by Tariq Smith’s 17-9 victory over Logan Tesch at 160 pounds. After losing the opening take down, Smith took control of the action that saw him score three third period take downs to nail down the win. Scott West 170-pounder Jon Huss kept the action going as he lit up the scoreboard with six first period take downs on his way to a 22-7 second period technical fall win over Tim Lewis. Huss’ win was followed by a solid performance by teammate Deshawn Carter as he moved up to 182 pounds where the senior scored a solid 5 1 win over Andrew Schauer. “It was good to see both Jon and Deshawn be aggressive and put on multiple attacks against their opponents,” states Ripley. Junior Tyler Buesgens continued the Panther win streak as he scored a first period pin of #4-rated Cody Voight. Although it was a first period pin, Buesgens found time to score a pair of well executed take downs before using an arm bar to power Voight to his back for the ensuing pin fall call. Buesgens’ pin was followed by sophomore teammate Calvin Menke’s second period pin against Romero Rivera at 220. “It was good to see our upperweights being very aggressive and looking to score points and pins,” states Ripley. “Tyler and Calvin both really pulled the trigger and got after it.” The night of wrestling would come to an end with Panther heavyweight Ben Alexander scoring a second period pin against Sibley East’s #7-rated Tanner Kurtzwg. 2016-17 Scott West Wrestling Dual Results and Remaining Schedule Dec. 1 vs. N Prague W 47-19 Dec. 8 at MKato East Quad vs. Hutch W 30-28 vs. Austin W 66-7 vs. MKato E. W 61-14 Dec. 9 at Eden Prairie Tri. vs. E. Prairie W 66-7 vs. Eastview W 41-19 Dec. 22 at NYA W 72-5 Jan. 6 vs. W-M W 45-19 Jan. 12 at TCU W 50-16 Jan. 13 at Waconia W 26-25 Jan. 19 at LS-H W 50-18 Jan. 26 vs. G-SL W 76-3 Jan. 27 vs. S.E. W 51-9 Feb. 2 vs. Waverly, Iowa at Augsburg College Feb. 3 vs. Prior Lake at JOR Feb. 9 at Bloomington Ken. Feb. 16 Section Quarterfinal at Jordan Feb. 18 Section Semi/Final at Hutchinson Feb. 24-25 Section Individual at Waseca Mar. 2-4 State Tournament at Xcel Energy

Belle Plaine Police Report

The week of Jan. 23-29, Belle Heights, Minn. woman with Plaine police responded to the theft after she refused to coopfollowing selected calls: erate with police on a propertyexchange issue involving a person on the 400 block of South Tuesday, Jan. 24 Chestnut Street. The decision to A person on the 200 block of charge the woman came, police South Ash Street reported at say, after several days of offi9:48 a.m. someone used a bad cers attempting to find a resocheck at his business. Police lution to a conflict by returning determined the suspect had the property. used bad checks at several other Friday, Jan. 27 businesses in the city. An officer saw a man walking A girl on the 100 block of West near the intersection of West Raven Street was transported to Forest and North Elk streets at an area hospital by her parents 10:43 a.m. The man, 26, was after calling for medical help at the subject of an arrest warrant. 11:36 a.m. A panic alarm was tripped at He was jailed. 12:16 p.m. at a school on the A person on the 500 block of North Elm Street called for 300 block of South Market medical help at 1:49 p.m. A Street. It was a false alarm. woman was transported to an Saturday, Jan. 28 area hospital. Police responded at 5:48 p.m. to a burglary alarm at a house Wednesday, Jan. 25 A person on the 200 block of on the 200 block of South Elk South Buffalo Street called for Street. False alarm. medical help at 5:15 a.m. A Sunday, Jan. 29 woman was transported to an A person from a business on area hospital. the 100 block of North Meridian Street reported at 11:13 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 A man from Ramsey, Minn. a fraudulent check. Police are was stopped at 1:43 a.m. for a investigating a strong of simistop sign violation at the inter- lar reports related to the same section of East Main and North people. Walnut streets. The driver, 19, was also cited for driving with a suspended license. A vehicle parked on the 100 The week of Jan. 23-29, Belle block of East Church Street was Plaine firefighters responded to cited and towed for a snowbird the following selected calls: violation. Police charged a Columbia No calls for service.

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H.S. Wrestling

Scott West Improves to 13-0; Tough Competition Coming Up After beating Glencoe-Silver Lake 76-3 Thursday night in Jordan, the Scott West wrestling team was ready for a Friday night Minnesota River Conference championship dual meet, where the Panthers dominated Class A’s #11-rated Sibley East 51-9 at Jordan Middle School. The MRC title-clinching win improved the Panthers’ regular season dual meet record to 13-0. Scott West will have a pair of big dual meets this week. On Thursday, the Panthers will be at Augsburg College as they take on one of the top high school wrestling programs in

Iowa, the Waverly-Shell Rock Go Hawks. Waverly-Shell Rock is currently rated #5 in Iowa’s Class AAA and the Go-Hawks will be arriving in Minnesota fresh off a strong weekend performance, where they won their 13th straight Northeast Iowa Conference Wrestling Tournament. The Thursday night meet between Scott West and Waverly will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will be wrestled at Augsburg College’s Si Melby Hall as the opening act to a great night of wrestling that will conclude with the NCAA Division III showdown between Waverly’s #1-rated Wartburg Knights vs.

the #2-rated Augsburg Auggies. “It should be a great night of wrestling and we are excited to be a part of it,â€? states Scott West co-head coach Darren Ripley. “Waverly has an outstanding wrestling program with a well-established tradition of success, so it should be an interesting night as this will be the ďŹ rst meeting between the two programs.â€? Scott West will be right back at Jordan Middle School on Friday night against local AAA

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H.S. Girls’ Basketball

Belle Plaine Falls at Tri-City United by Dan Ruud The Belle Plaine High School girls’ basketball team dropped a Minnesota River Conference game against Tri-City United 78-64 Thursday night in Montgomery. The Tigers, 1-7 in the MRC, 3-15 overall, were scheduled to host Jordan Tuesday night after this edition of the Herald went to press. They will host Mayer Lutheran 7:30 p.m. this Friday and travel to Mound Westonka for a 7 p.m. start next Monday. TCU 78, Tigers 64 The Titans led 38-29 with about three minutes to go in the ďŹ rst half before a 7-0 run made it 45-29 at the half. TCU eventually went up by 25 points in the second half before Belle Plaine whittled the lead to 12 before losing by 14. “The second half started the same as the ďŹ rst half ended with TCU taking it to us,â€? said Tigers coach Randy Carlson. “There were times that we executed very well. I thought Jay-

len Struck-Schmitz played a lot better and more controlled as the game went on. Sarah Lenz and Lauren Johnson played really well overall. They are improving every game. It was good to see Paige Narveson get her rhythm in the second half. She was a lot better on both ends of the oor as the game went on.â€? Narveson ďŹ nished with a team-high 18 points, 14 of those coming in the second half. Lauren Johnson ďŹ nished up with 11 Legal Notices points, while Elizabeth Johnson was also in double ďŹ gures with 10. Struck-Schmitz and Lenz both chipped in eight points. Lenz was tops in rebounds with seven, followed by Elizabeth Johnson, Struck-Schmitz and Lily Vinkemeier each with six. Struck-Schmitz had ďŹ ve assists. 2016-17 BPHS Girls’ Basketball Results and Remaining Schedule Nov. 29 at WEM L 53-49

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H.S. Dance

B.P. to Compete in Section Meet The Belle Plaine High School 10. Mound Westonka Explosion dance team will 11. New Ulm compete in the Section 3AA 12. Willmar Meet this Saturday at Waconia 13. Delano High School. Sixteen schools will be vying 14. Rockford for an opportunity to advance 15. Belle Plaine to the upcoming state Class 2A 16. Fairmont competition that will take place Jazz (Top Four Advance to at Target Center in downtown State) Minneapolis Feb. 17-18. 1. Holy Family Saturday’s section high kick 2. Willmar competition will start at noon, followed by jazz at about 1:30 3. Orono p.m. The top three teams in 4. Marshall high kick will advance to state, 5. Hutchinson while the top four will advance 6. Waconia in jazz. 7. Mound Westonka Below is the order of perfor- 8. Rockford mances this Saturday. 9. New Ulm High Kick (Top Three Advance to State) 1. Mayer Lutheran 2. Jordan 3. Orono 4. Waconia 5. Hutchinson 6. Holy Family 7. Marshall Results from Belle Plaine sports that take place after press 8. Glencoe-Silver Lake time on Tuesdays can be found 9. LitchďŹ eld on the Herald’s Facebook page.

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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

that on any project constructed pursuant to this advertisement equal employment opportunity will be offered to all persons without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, disability, sexual orientation, or age; in accordance with the Minnesota Human Rights Act, Minnesota Statute 363A.36 Certificates of Compliance for Public Contracts, and 363A.37 Rules for Certificates of Compliance, it will assure that appropriate parties to any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement possess valid Certificates of Compliance. If you are not a current holder of a compliance certificate issued by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights and intend to bid on any job in this advertisement you must contact the Department of Human Rights immediately for assistance in obtaining a certificate. The following notice from the Minnesota Department of Human Rights applies to all contractors: “It is hereby agreed between the parties that Minnesota Statute, section 363A.36 and Minnesota Rules, parts 5000.3400 to 5000.3600 are incorporated into any contract between these parties based on this specification or any modification of it. A copy of Minnesota Statute 363A.36 and Minnesota Rules, parts 5000.3400 to 5000.3600 is available upon request from the contracting agency.� “It is hereby agreed between the parties that this agency will require affirmative action requirements be met by contractors in relation to Minnesota Statute 363A.36 and Minnesota Rules 5000.3600. Failure by a contractor to implement an affirmative action plan or make a good faith effort shall result in revocation of its certificate or revocation of the contract (Minnesota Statute 363A.36, Subd. 2 and 3).� A minimum goal of 12.03% Good Faith Effort to be subcontracted to Disadvantaged Business Enterprises. Grading, Base, Paving, Lighting, Sewer, Watermain and Prefab Bus Shelter CP 18-07, SP 70-596-002, CR 18, located near CSAH 18 and Trunk Highway 169 in the City of Shakopee. Major quantities of work are approximately as follows: Light Poles, 32; Brick Pavers 13,680 SF; Concrete Walk 15,247 SF; Concrete Curb and Gutter 7,827 LF; Common Exc. 33,210 CY; Aggregate Base (CV) Class 6,030 CY; Sanitary Sewer 1,032 LF; Storm Sewer 1,143 LF; Concrete Paving 2,559 SY; Type MV 4 Wearing Course Mixture 870 Ton; Type MV 3 Wearing Course Mixture 2800 Ton; and MV3 Non Wearing Course Mixture 3,465 Ton. Proposals, plans and specifications may be examined at the office of the County

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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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Dec. 1 at JWP W 64-52 Dec. 2 at C. Falls W 49-46 Dec. 6 vs. S.E. L 49-41 Dec. 9 vs. TCU L 61-57 Dec. 13 at Fairmont L 71-49 Dec. 15 at Jordan L 76-48 Dec. 20 at Mayer L. L 65-41 Dec. 22 vs. G-SL L 69-32 Dec. 29-30 at NYA Tourney vs. Mpls. So. L 78-34 vs. New Ulm L 86-44 Jan. 3 vs. Farib. BA L 70-60 Jan. 6 vs. NYA L 83-24 Jan. 7 vs. St. Peter L 65-44 Scott County Jan. 12 at LS-H W 66-35 Board Proceedings Jan. 20 at S.E. L 64-52 Jan. 23 vs. W-M L 83-50 Jan. 26 at TCU L 78-64 Jan. 31 vs. Jordan Feb. 3 vs. Mayer Lutheran Feb. 6 at Mound Westonka Feb. 9 at Norwood YA Feb. 10 at GFW Feb. 13 vs. LCWM Feb. 14 vs. Le Sueur-Hend. Feb. 21 at Breck Feb. 28 Begin Section WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2006

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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Longtime Belle Plaine High School teacher and girls’ track and field coach Rich Foust was recently selected the Minnesota State High School Class 1A girls’ track and field coach of the year. He was recognized at the Track and Field Coaches Clinic Banquet on Friday, Jan. 27 in Bloomington. “Rich has always brought a high level of professionalism to both his teaching and coaching,” said Belle Plaine High School Activities Director John Bergs. “He has always been willing to do what’s in the best interest of the district, team and students.” Student Taylor Kruger, who played for Foust in volleyball this season and is also a member of the track and field team, agrees that her coach deserves the ward. “Coach Foust has always pushed me past my limits to be the best I can be and I greatly respect him for that. He expects nothing but great things from all of his athletes and students. Coach Foust has helped me achieve goals Belle Plaine’s Jonathan Schmidt made a steal and raced to the basket during Thursday night’s I didn’t think possible and I 66-33 romp over Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop in Belle Plaine. can now say that I am a better athlete and person because of him.

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Two Weeks Later, Weather May Finally Allow Pond Hockey Tourney Supporters of the Belle Plaine Hockey Association have spent the last two weekends skunked by the unseasonably warm weather in their efforts to host the annual fund-raiser pond hockey tournament. They hope Saturday’s (Feb. 4) weather will be suitable. Saturday’s predicted high temperature of 27 degrees and a low of 24 should be a good blend of cold enough for the ice and warm enough for specta-

tors as tournament play begins at 11 a.m. at the rinks at the corner of South Market and West Park streets, across from Belle Plaine Junior-Senior High School. There are seven teams signed up to play. The tournament field has room for additional entries. Call Johnny Egan (952-322-0622) to enter. The tournament was originally slated for Jan. 21, but unseasonably warm weather left the

ice rink soupy. Last Saturday’s weather left the ice too soft for tournament play. Hockey association volunteers have been working this week to bring the ice on both rinks into playable shape, Egan said. Highs the rest of the week are expected to remain below freezing. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Belle Plaine Hockey Association.

A Lot of Pout: Burbot State Fish Lake Ice Fishing Record is in the Books It’s official – a Minnesota resident holds the state record for a fish species with a much maligned appearance and many names, including freshwater ling, lawyer, eelpout and burbot. Brent Getzler of Roosevelt is the new record holder of a 19pound, 10-ounce burbot taken from the Minnesota waters of Lake of the Woods. “When photos surfaced of this huge pout, it certainly got people talking,” said Mike Kurre, mentoring program coordinator with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “As the reaction to this record shows, burbot have a certain charm despite the eely looks – and at 19 pounds, what a fish.” The fish was 33 inches long with a belly full of girth at 237/8 inches. Getzler caught it while fishing for walleyes with an orange jigging spoon tipped with a minnow on Dec. 19. “Brent, along with his bud-

dies Rob Anderson and Chad Thompson, thought he was battling a monster walleye and they were recording the threeminute fight. But after realizing it was “just a pout,” they quit filming,” Kurre said. “Little did they know the burbot was a state record, until they got it on a scale.” Anglers can set state records for certified weight for most fish species, or catch-and-release length for muskellunge, lake sturgeon and flathead catfish. Guidelines differ for each type of record and application forms are available at www. mndnr.gov/recordfish. In addition to the DNR’s state record fish program, anglers have the option to participate in the Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame’s Master Angler Program, which recognizes 60 fish species. Information about that program is available at www. fishinghalloffamemn.com/master-anglers.

Contest Feb. 5 Join us for the 43nd annual Fish Lake Sportsmen Club Ice Fishing Contest on Sunday Feb 5 from 1-3 p.m. Fish Lake is located on Scott County Road 10 east of Highway 13 between Prior Lake and New Prague. Ice holes will be drilled and minnows furnished on the lake sponsored by Hollow Point Bait and Firearms, New Prague. There will be cash prizes for the largest fish as well as prize drawings on the lake. The drawing for the cash prize will be at 3 p.m. (winner need not be present). Tickets are $1 and available for purchase the day of the event. Food, coffee and hot chocolate will be available for purchase.

Late Results Online Results from Belle Plaine sports that take place after press time on Tuesdays can be found on the Herald’s Facebook page.

Belle Plaine Drops Two of Three

The busiest stretch of the sea- School boys’ basketball team plus points through much of the son for the Belle Plaine High (five games in a week) is part second half in doubling up the way in the books as the Tigers Thunderbirds 66-33 Thursday MRC Standings dropped two of those first three night in Belle Plaine. games, defeating Gibbon-Fair- Brody Curtiss and Patrick BigStandings as of Jan. 31 fax-Winthrop in a rout but los- aouette had 21 and 17 points, Girls’ Basketball ing a pair of Minnesota River respectively, for Belle Plaine. W L Conference games on the road Andrew Hunsader contributed Norwood YA 7 0 at Sibley East and Mayer Lu- 12 points, followed by Dylan Mayer Lutheran 6 2 theran. Schumacher (5), Noah Hastings Jordan 5 3 The Tigers, 2-5 in the Min- (3), Jack Otto (2), Matt Nelson Tri-City United 5 3 nesota River Conference, 9-9 (2), John Karl (2) and Tommy Sibley East 3 5 overall, were scheduled to play Dikmen (2). Other leaders for Belle Plaine 1 7 their fourth game in six days at the Tigers were Curtiss (six Le Sueur-Hend. 0 7 Waterville-Elysian-Morristown rebounds and four assists) and Results Tuesday night after this edition Dikmen (three steals). TCU 78, Belle Plaine 64 of the Herald went to press. Sibley East 74, Tigers 72 Jordan 72, Mayer Luth. 69 They will be at Tri-City United Belle Plaine dug itself a 10-0 NYA 74, Sibley East 37 7:30 p.m. this Thursday before hole to start Friday night’s Boys’ Basketball heading to New Ulm for a 7:30 game at Sibley East and fell W L p.m. tip next Monday. MRC- two points short of climbing Jordan 7 0 leading Jordan will visit Belle out in a 74-72 loss. Sibley East 6 2 Plaine 7:30 p.m. next Tuesday. Nathan Herman, back in the Mayer Lutheran 5 3 Tigers 66, GFW 33 lineup following an injury, and Tri-City United 3 4 Just about everyone got in on Norwood YA 2 4 Boys’ Basketball the action for Belle Plaine as Belle Plaine 2 5 (continued on page 4) the Tigers built a 41-17 halfLe Sueur-Hend. 0 7 time cushion and led by 30Results S.E. 74, Belle Plaine 72 Mayer L. 81, Belle Plaine 73 Mayer Lutheran 61, TCU 58 NYA 69, LS-H 31 Jordan 77, Sibley East 50 TCU 88, LS-H 72 Jordan 69, TCU 51 Mayer Lutheran 74, LS-H 60 Jordan 73, NYA 65 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 Results Scott West 51, S.E. 9 Sibley East 38, LS-H 30 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 Belle Plaine’s John Karl put up a short-range jumper against GFW Thursday night in Belle Plaine. (7) Norwood YA 3

Tops Nationally Ciara Fahey of Belle Plaine was recognized at last Monday night’s (Jan. 23) Belle Plaine High School girls’ basketball game for having earned the title as the Knights of Columbus International Free Throw Contest champion. Last April, Ciara, the daughter of Jodi and Jon Fahey, won the Minnesota State Knights of Columbus championship in the girls’ 10-year-old division after making 24 of 25 free throws at Cathedral High School in St. Cloud. Prior to that, she won the local contest in Montgomery and the regional contest in Norwood Young America. When her made free throws and attempts at the local, regional and state levels were compiled, Ciara was declared tops in the nation among 10-year-old girls. Pictured with her on Jan. 23 are, from left, Joe Vandermark (Belle Plaine K of C grand knight), Keith Heitkamp (K of C The Tigers’ Dylan Schumacher scored five points against GFW Thursday night in Belle district deputy) and Bob Penas (K of C state deputy). Plaine.


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Pinewood Speedsters Belle Plaine Cub Scouts and Webelos in Pack 324 held their annual pinewood derby Saturday (Jan. 28) at Matt Saxe Chevrolet-Buick. Thirty-nine race cars were entered with awards presented for the fastest cars in each age group. A special award was presented for the slowest car. (Below) Winners were (back row, from left) Brennan Veerkamp, arrow of light; Thomas Weiland, Webelos; (middle row, from left) Jacob Petersen, tiger cub; Turtle Award honoree Ray Vogel, lion cub; Austin Smith, lions; Aaron Green, wolfs. In the front row, Devan Rupp was the fastest among the scouts with a time of 3.1596 seconds. For the second year in a row, Taylor Smith had the fastest overall car. Her car’s time was 3.1288 seconds.

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Americanism Essay Honoree Belle Plaine’s Dylan Meyer earned a second-place finish statewide in the Veterans of Foreign Wars/Auxiliary’s Americanism Essay contest. Meyer, the son of Tracy and Tory Meyer, is a fifth-grader at Trinity Lutheran School. His essay earned a first-place honor in the district. Pictured above are (from left) Larry Ruehling, VFW commander; Meyer, Sam Korth, Meyer’s teacher at Trinity Lutheran; and Kris Otto, VFW Auxiliary secretary and chairperson of the essay committee. Meyer won an American flag blanket, a cash award and a plaque commemorating his essay.

Scott County Deputies Now Carrying Narcan to Fight Opioid Overdoses The Scott County Sheriff’s Office has joined other agencies across the country in equipping deputies with the lifesaving antidote Naloxone to combat opioid overdoses. Scott County Sheriff’s Deputies recently received training through North Memorial Health Care on how to administer Naloxone, also known as Narcan, to patients that are suffering from an opioid overdose. All deputies working in a patrol capacity will be equipped with Narcan on a 24/7 basis, with

the antidote also being readily available at the Courthouse and County Jail. Funding to purchase the Narcan medication was provided through a $1,980 grant that was dispersed by the Metropolitan Emergency Service Board to help combat drug overdoses in the State of Minnesota. Scott County Sheriff Luke Hennen said his deputies needed Narcan “a couple of times” at calls in the townships in 2016. That’s a number he expects will grow.

“While we know that illegal drug is a crime, we also realize that opioid users are in the grip of a terrible addiction that doesn’t deserve a death penalty. We want to help people get the help they need and find a better path forward, which obviously can’t happen if they’ve fatally overdosed. This antidote gives us another way to help save lives,” Hennen said. “And by doing so, we keep hope alive that users can break free of addiction.”

Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office Joins Drug Task Force Having heard the positive results the Cannon River Drug and Violent Offender Task Force has enjoyed, Le Sueur County Sheriff Dave Tietz accepted a request to bring the group’s efforts to the county. Le Sueur County commissioners recently OK’d participation in the task force, the Le Sueur News-Herald recently reported. Once other municipalities in the county agree to the initiative, the county will become part of

B.P. Plungers Ready to Chill for ‘Wizardz’ Saturday in St. Peter They are part of a team raising money to help others. Katelyn Eckblad and Ryan Hauser can’t wait to jump into freezing water Saturday afternoon in St. Peter. They will be among the hundreds of participants in the annual Polar Plunge. The fund-raiser sponsored by law enforcement, raises money for Special Olympics Minnesota. Eckblad and Hauser are members of the Wizardz (7 Up, 7 Down), a team of Polar Plungers supporting The Wizardz. The Belle Plaine-based Wizardz are a Special Olympics team that serves special athletes from Belle Plaine, Jordan and portions of eastern Sibley and northern Le Sueur counties. Saturday (Feb. 4, 1 p.m.), the members of the plunging Wizardz will be in St. Peter at Hallet’s Pond for the annual plunge event. Their team aims to raise just under $5,000. As of Monday evening, they had pledges totaling almost $3,700. So why would anyone jump into an ice-covered pond? “I plunge to bring attention to Special Olympics,” Hauger said. “I’m loud and wear colorful costumes and have a blast.” Eckblad participates in the plunge to help the Wizardz special athletes. The money raised helps defray the cost of participating in Special Olympics. “I plunge because being a part of something greater than yourself,” she said. “Even if it is for one day a year, it means so much more to me than I could explain. I also make the plunge for my family. I have family members who participate in the organization and also some amazing underclassmen from my high school who participated. It is one way that allows me to give back at least once a year and I truly love every second of it.” Deb Wirt, an employee at The Lutheran Home in Belle Plaine talked Hauger into taking the

plunge. Eckblad credits her uncle, Darrin Wolters, with talking her into joining the plunge team. Both Wirt and Wolters are members of the Wizardz plunging team. “When he would talk about it, I would always say how fun it looked and that I wanted to do it,” Eckblad said. “Finally, he had me convinced. Now I just can’t stop. I love it.” Hauger said knowing he’s helping Special Olympians have the opportunity to compete makes any discomfort worthwhile. “When you are at the event, you see the smiles on the faces

of the athletes and their families. That alone makes the cold water seem like nothing,” he said. Eckblad said participating in the Polar Plunge “is truly heartwarming and just beyond what words could explain how it feels to jump in and go bolting back out of the water knowing, I raised the money to be a part of this. It is truly mind-blowing, but always worth it. I wouldn’t change it for the world.” To donate to The Wizards (7 Up & 7 Down), visit /reg.plungemn. org/team/12wiz7up7down online.

Wizardz Hosting Chili Cook-Off Feb. 18 The Wizardz Special Olympics team is hosting a benefit chili cook-off Saturday, Feb. 18, at Oak Crest Elementary School. The event runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children or $32 for a family. The chili cook-off will help raise money to reduce the cost of

participating in Special Olympics events. The Wizardz are a team of special athletes from Belle Plaine, Jordan, southern Scott, northern Le Sueur and eastern Sibley counties. Oak Crest Elementary School is located at 11-1 Commerce Drive W. in Belle Plaine.

Farmers Can Receive Text Alerts Farmers can now receive notifications from the county office through text messages on their cell phone. Whether producers are in the field or on a tractor, this service enables FSA customers and stakeholders to receive notifications while on the go. Producers will receive text messages regarding important program deadlines, reporting requirements, outreach events and updates. Producers in Dakota, Wash-

ington, Scott or Ramsey counties can text MNDakota to FSANOW (372-669) to subscribe to text message alerts from the Dakota County FSA Service Center. Standard text messaging rates apply. Contact your wireless carrier for details associated with your particular data plan. Participants may unsubscribe at any time. Contact the FSA office at 651463-8626, ext. 2 if you have questions regarding FSA’s email news service or the new text message option.

the task force and collectively join efforts to thwart illegal drug use and violent crime in the county. Membership in the task force could qualify the group for additional state aid dedicated toward fighting the sale and use of illegal drugs. A year ago, the task force received about $30,000 in state aid. With the addition of Le Sueur County, that number could expand to $90,000.

Le Sueur will put about $8,850 into task force operations, money that will also come from the county’s cities. Faribault, Northfield, Dundas and Rice County are contributing about $4,450 to the task force. Le Sueur County will also dedicate one full-time deputy to work on drug investigations, Tietz said. The commitment of staff will create more officers dedicated to drug investigations, he said.

Sibley County Faces Pushback Over Vote to Stop Recording Meetings After deciding to cease the recording of regular board meetings, Sibley County commissioners have received some pushback, starting with the cable commission. The cable commission sent Commissioner Bobbie Harder of Henderson Township an email stating it had offered to broadcast the recorded meetings, an offer Commissioner Bill Pinske of Arlington had reportedly accepted, the Arlington Enterprise recently reported. Commissioner Gary Kruggel of Winthrop, the board’s chairman, said the commission

has not provided the county a schedule of when the meetings will be replayed. The commission has not picked up the recordings in three years, said County Administrator Roxy Traxler. The county board justified the decision to stop recording public meetings because is not legally required to record them. Commissioners also received objections over the decision from a Faxon Township resident who asked about transparency and other services the county is not required to provide yet does.

Harder said she had no problem with the practice of recording meetings and that she believes in transparency, yet she voted to stop the recordings. Sibley County provides many services it is not legally required to provide, like funding for libraries, parks and the Sibley County Fair to name a few. The issue of recording meetings was initially discussed in a non-recorded workshop and then passed by the board last month. Harder said the issue would possibly be revisited in an upcoming meeting.

Belle plaine herald february 1, 2017  

Belle plaine herald february 1, 2017

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