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First Presbyterian Church, New Pastor a Good Match Pastor Diane Goulson had the time to spare in her schedule. A Belle Plaine church needed a pastor who could commit about 10 hours a week to the congregation, someone with the energy and passion to help the small congregation grow and continue its ministry of community service. Goulson recently began her work with the First Presbyterian Church of Belle Plaine after the church’s membership overwhelming accepted the recommendation to call her. She’ll work on a quartertime schedule. The rest of her schedule will be at Redeemer Lutheran on Highway 19, just east of Highway 169 in Blakeley Township. Last fall, Goulson met Tom Bartholomew, a member of First Presbyterian’s church council, at a planning meeting for the annual community ecumenical service. As the two chatted, the congregation’s need for a quarter-time pastor and Goulson’s schedule seemingly meshed. Bartholomew was all too happy to suggest the congregation considering Goulson as its next pastor. The church’s congregation overwhelmingly agreed. She’ll work two days a week, leading worship on Sunday, visiting congregation members one other day a week – her favorite parts of the job -- and handling administrative tasks. Pastor Goulson replaces Pastor Don Genereux, who retired last year because of health concerns. The congregation was able to hire Goulson because the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and Presbyterian churches has a reciprocity agreement permitting the two churches to share pastors. “We are very similar in our theology,” Goulson said of the two churches. She is looking forward to hitting the ground running. Getting to know Belle Plaine won’t be much of a problem. Goulson spent two years in training at St. John Lutheran in 2004 and ’05 before her ordination there March 25, 2006. Her husband, Darryl, was a teacher and coach in Belle Plaine for several years. He retired from teaching in 2014. Pastor Diane, as she prefers, is well aware of First Presbyte-

Andy Parrish, a strong advocate for returning the cross to Veterans Park, addressed the city council at length Monday night. Diane Goulson is the new pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Belle Plaine. rian. She worked with the congregation representatives and other members of Belle Plaine churches setting up the annual ecumenical thanksgiving service. “I think this church has so much to offer the community and they already give it,” Goulson said.

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Along with participation in the ecumenical service, members of First Presbyterian are also actively involved in the Belle Plaine Food Shelf. Its members participate in Operation Christmas Child, helping to collect and donate hundreds of giftwrapped boxes of Christmas gifts for children in underdeveloped nations. The congregation also hosts a Halloween open house and sloppy Joe dinner. First Presbyterian has also hosted homeless families in the Families Moving Forward program, a temporary housing program other Belle Plaine churches have participated in. Goulson’s goal is to bring new life to the tiny congregation that has been a part of Belle Plaine for over a century. She enjoys music and looking at the status quo in a new way. “I want to make each person feel important, whether you are a guest or are here every Sunday,” Goulson said. She is confident the opportunity is a good fit between a congregation needing a quarter-

time pastor and three-quarterstime pastor who wants to work full-time. “What are the odds?” Goulson said. She enjoys an ecumenical approach to Christianity. Goulson spent five years as a cantor during Masses at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in New

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Sullivan Sisters to Lead St. Pat’s Parade The “Sullivan Sisters” – Joanie Hartmann, Jeanette Gloege and Theresa Sullivan – will lead Belle Plaine’s annual St. Patrick’s Parade on Saturday, March 18. The Belle Plaine St. Patrick’s Committee will hold its next planning meeting for this year’s celebration on Thursday (Feb. 9) at Neisen’s Corner Bar downtown. All committee members and bar/restaurant owners are asked to attend. It begins at 5:30 p.m.

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All Belle Plaine girls who are a junior in high school are invited to be a 2017 Miss Shamrock queen candidate. To sign up, stop by the school’s main office.

City Council Votes 3-2 to Restore Cross at Veterans Park Memorial by Dan Ruud To the delight and applause of many dozens of people who squeezed into the city council chambers Monday night, the Belle Plaine City Council voted 3-2 to pursue a limited public forum at Veterans Memorial Park. Mayor Chris Meyer directed the city attorney to draft the final language for the forum, which when finalized, will allow the “legal” return of the cross to the park, although future lawsuits are possible, particularly by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF). The public forum, under the proposed language, will accommodate up to five displays (religious or not) as long as they “honor military veterans.” The council is expected to finalize the matter at its next regular meeting on Feb. 21. Voting in favor of the forum were Theresa McDaniel, Ben Stier and Meyer. Voting against it were Cary Coop and Paul Chard, the latter of whom expressed concern about the possible fiscal impact to the city should a lawsuit(s) become reality. With many supporters in attendance, Andy Parrish, representing the Defend Veterans Park group, addressed the council Monday night. “We’re here tonight because of an out-of-state group, driven by extremism, has attacked our Veterans Park. We’re here tonight not by choice, but because the residents of this city feel a sense of duty. Our veterans defended us and it’s now our duty to defend them. “This cowardly hate group hides behind a perverted view of the First Amendment and uses that view to bully others,” Parrish continued. “They pick on small towns without the means to fight back. We did not

seek this fight – they sought this fight and they made a terrible mistake,” Parrish continued. The cross honoring veterans at the park was removed last month by the city and Belle Plaine Veterans Club after members of the FFRF, based in Wisconsin, demanded that the action be taken because the law clearly states that religious symbols are not permitted on government-owned property. Belle Plaine City Attorney Bob Vose recommended that the cross be removed to avoid potentially costly legal action by the FFRF. Following immense outrage by the public, particularly on social media, there became reason for optimism for those who want the cross returned. The Defend Veterans Park group’s Facebook page on Friday stated: IMPORTANT AND GREAT NEWS!!! I spoke (text) with the Mayor this morning. The City has used our proposal for a “Limited Public Forum” as a starting point for a solution to restoring our memorial. The proposal has been vetted by the League of Minnesota Cities and the city attorney . . . “All memorials as laid out in this policy have to be respectful, made of stone or metal or some combination thereof; has to be consistent with memorials in other memorial parks, and the group requesting the memorial has to have at least 50 percent of its membership living in Belle Plaine,” Parrish told the council Monday. “I beg you members of the council, do not drag this out any longer. Tonight, small towns across America are watching. Since they attacked us, the hate group has attacked towns in Mississippi and Michigan,” Parrish continued.

Parrish introduced Doug Wardlow, an attorney for Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), which has agreed to represent Belle Plaine (without charge) should any legal action be taken against the city for allowing the cross to be returned to Veterans Park. However, any potential penalties against the city would not be covered by ADF. Wardlow stood by Parrish’s statements and described the group’s limited public forum proposal as a sound legal tool to defeat the FFRF. However, when asked, Wardlow could not fully assure that lawsuits from the FFRF or other groups will not follow. Vose, who also addressed the audience, did not make any such assurances either. During much of Monday’s meeting, it did not appear that the council was ready to take action on approving the limited public forum. More than once Meyer asked the council if there was a motion to vote on the issue, for which no motion was made. Chard said he was voted to the council “to protect” the people’s overall interest when it comes to city finances, and wants more assurances that legal action will not be taken against the city. “Someone’s going to have to prove to me that there isn’t going to be a big lawsuit,” Chard said. Parrish returned to the podium and said “not all fights involve money. Sometimes you have to fight for what’s right,” which drew applause from the audience. Eventually, McDaniel made the motion to approve the limited public forum for Veterans

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Pond Hockey Tournament Champs The Red Rockets, a team of Belle Plaine pond hockey players, came out on top in this year’s annual Belle Plaine Hockey Association Pond Hockey Tournament Saturday (Feb. 4) at the rinks across from Belle Plaine Junior-Senior High School. The Rockets include (from left) Jeremiah Kornder, Cody Meyer, Matt Riesgraf, Mike Price, Andrew Scofield, Troy GudmonIt was standing-room only in the city council chambers Monday night as people turned out in son and Dustin Leistiko. Additional photos on page 12. force to convince the council to create a limited public forum at Veterans Park.


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Cologne OKs Improvements to Community Center Fitness Room Trying to stay ahead of the effects of age and use on a 10year-old building, the Cologne City Council approved an investment in the community center’s fitness room Monday evening. The improvements are potentially the first of a series of enhancements in the months and years to come to keep the facility attractive to residents. Monday (Feb. 6), the council approved spending $8,170.56 on new flooring for the facility. The new flooring will replace aging carpeting that has absorbed a decade’s worth of traffic in and out of the facility and use by fitness center patrons. The council OK’d installing rubberized flooring that should wear longer than the carpeting originally installed in the fitness center. It will cost just over $4,970 for the flooring and installation by 2nd Wind Exercise of Eden Prairie. The city council also approved spending up to $3,200 on removing equipment from the room and reinstalling it. “It has to be done,� said Councilor Kyle Evenski. “Carpet is a thing of the past.� City Administrator Jesse Dickson told the council city public works staff could handle some of the carpet and equipment removal and replacement. But he said there is some concern about moving and reinstalling equipment with complex pulley systems. He recommended the council OK the additional spending with One Source Fitness of Burnsville to make sure the equipment is properly and safely reinstalled for the use of fitness center patrons. The council approved the in-

stallation of the new flooring with a notion that in the future additional improvements in equipment will be made. Councilor Carol Szaroletta noted the importance of keeping the fitness center a desirable “citizenbased facility.� The city operates the fitness center like a business, Dickson said. It makes about $7,500 a year in profit, depending on how expenses and income is calculated, he said. But that profit is the result of the center not being consistently staffed. The city budgets just over $26,000 a year for community center maintenance.

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The Cologne City Council granted a request from Carver County to host a workshop at 6 p.m. Feb. 21 to hear a presentation from Carver County officials and staff on the proposed ½-percent local option sales tax and addition to the wheelage tax as a means to fund road improvements in Carver County. Dickson told the council the county wants cities to endorse the proposal before the county board formally considers the measure. The local-option sales tax would generate an estimated $3.5 million a year in additional revenue, money the county could use to leverage additional state funding. Just like Scott County did when it approved the local option sales tax in 2015, Carver County would generate a list of 22 projects the local option sales tax revenue would help fund.

Carver County has projects it wants to see completed in the years to come, projects not currently funded by the state. The state legislation approving the local option sales tax says once the projects are completed, the tax sunsets. However, the ½-percent sales tax can be renewed with the addition of new projects. All the county needs to do to add a project to its list is OK the project after a public hearing. The increase in the wheelage tax from $10 to $20 will generate an estimated $26 million over 24 years, according to Carver County. The proposed tax, if enacted, would add 50 cents to the cost of a $100 purchase on taxable items. In other action at the Feb. 6 meeting, the Cologne City Council: • Paid bills totaling $206,081,66. • Granted a request from St. Bernard’s Catholic Church for a charitable gambling permit for March 24. • Approved the purchase of a 2017 Exmark 60� lawnmower from UFC Farm Supply for $1,437 under the terms of a annual trade-in agreement. • Approved spending $6,100 with Northland Lining of Chisholm, Minn. for lining 60 feet of sewer pipe at Lewis Hall. • Approved a recommendation from the council’s personnel committee address step/grade and merit-based wage increases for city staff. The committee is also going to begin discussions on a contract with City Administrator Jesse Dickson.

Wish Lists Granted Belle Plaine Lions Brian Burtness (left) and Andrew Pint recently delivered to Oak Crest Elementary School a bevy of classroom supplies, games, movies, and even cleaning wipes and other items teachers and students can use in their classrooms each day. The items were among many gifts Oak Crest teachers and staff suggested as holiday gifts. While parents and the PTO fulfilled many of the wishes staff requested, the Lions Club filled in the void.

New Prague Man Facing Two Felony Assault Charges Belle Plaine police arrested a New Prague man after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend Sunday at an apartment on North Meridian Street. The man is facing felony counts of assault and domestic assault. Dantrell E. Harris had a bail hearing yesterday (Feb. 7) in Scott County District Court. He is charged with third-degree assault and felony domestic assault stemming from an altercation with his girlfriend at the apartment. Neighbors of the woman who heard the altercation called police at 12:44 a.m. They found the woman had suffered a frac-

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This year’s BPHS one-act play was “Radium Cure for the Broken Hearted,� a story of a young girl (played by senior Hannah Burmeister) who comes to a rural town in the early 1900s and finds it difficult to fit in.

BPHS One-Act Play Comes Up One Place Shy of Section Championship

Belle Plaine High School’s one-act play came in second place at Saturday’s eight-school Section 2A Festival at Le SueurHenderson High School. Taking first and winning a ticket to perform at this Friday’s Minnesota State High School League Class 1A Festival in St. Paul was Mankato Loyola with its production of “Chemical Imbalance: A Jeckyl and Hyde play.� “We may have come in second but it’s not a sporting event where you can look at the scoreboard to see who won,� said Chris Moore, who along with Tony Hartmann co-directed this year’s BPHS play. “One-act is a subjective deal. Three judges saw the plays – two thought Loyola’s show was better than ours and one thought ours was better. Loyola’s show is amazing. I’m sure they’ll star at state. I think our show would have earned a star, too.� Other schools competing in Le Sueur Saturday were Jordan, Medford, Maple River, Mountain Lake, St. Peter and Sleepy Eye. This year’s BPHS play was “Radium Cure for the Broken Hearted,� a 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,

ity. Very interesting set. Good detail in poster wall. I like the scenic freezes which frame the inset scenes. Excellent enunciation from the entire cast. Dolls creepy and demonic. Heartbeat audio helps sell the climax. The ensemble has excellent physical control. Judge 3: Very nice opening. Good choral work from ensemble. Good use of stage. Good Speech. Good transitions. Freezes are great. Very animated, interesting and focused. This year’s cast consisted 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 were seniors Hayden Cody and John Franck.

Chaska School Board Approves Contract for New Superintendent Noting that the new superintendent’s contract is within the Eastern Carver County School District’s budget and is competitive, the Chaska-based school district OK’d a three-year pact with Superintendent-to-be Clint Christopher. The base salary for Christopher’s three-year contract, the

Carver Co. Dairy Expo Feb. 20 University of Minnesota Extension and the Carver County Dairy Core Team is hosting the 25th annual Carver County Dairy Expo on Feb. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Central High School in Norwood Young America. For 25 years, dairy producers have attended the Carver County Dairy Expo to participate in education sessions, browse the trade show and network with peers in the industry. In recent years, more than 300 people attend this annual event from across the state. Everyone enjoys the camaraderie associated with a long-standing event such as this. This is your opportunity to participate in this tradition. This year’s educational program features: Keynote Session – Feeding America, Feeding the World - Phil Plourd, Dairy Economist, Blimling and Associates. Additional Sessions: – Small Giants: Strategies for Small Farm Survival.

reflecting the 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 performance in Le Sueur Saturday: Judge 1: Excellent opening, gets our attention immediately. Interesting stage pictures. Tasteful set, platform adds opportunities for arranging large cast to create appealing stage pictures, successful throughout. Its sound superb! Nicely executed, excellent choices! It is difficult to successfully stage a large cast show. This was done well. Attention to so many details was given. Great ensemble work. Stage is balanced throughout. This play is like a moving painting. One stage picture flows seamlessly into the next. Music excellent! It enhances the show. Especially like ending with heartbeat sound. Judge 2: Opening sound effects and vocal music is inviting and established mood. Costumes are appropriately period and of very nice qual-

– Using Precision Technology to Improve your Farm - Dr. Jeffrey Bewley, Extension Dairy Systems Specialist, University of Kentucky. – The Effect of Hay Rake Type on Ash Content in Hay - Abby Neu, Extension Educator, University of Minnesota. – 25 Years and Counting: Building on the Past for a Bright Future - Jim Dickrell, Editor, Dairy Herd Management. – Communication: The Key to Labor Management - Betty Berning, Extension Educator Ag Business Management, U of M Extension. – Science of Mastitis, presented in Spanish. - Jorge Delgado, Bilingual Trainer, Dairy Specialist, Elanco Animal Health. Registration is $10 ($5 for students) at the door. Price includes hot lunch, refreshments and proceedings of the event. For more information about the 25th Carver County Dairy Expo, contact Colleen Carlson at traxl042@umn.edu or 952466-5306.

Chaska Herald recently reported, is $199,500 in 2017-18 and $207,500 by 2019-2020. He can also earn a 5 percent performance bump for meeting criteria Christopher and the board agree upon beginning in 2018-19. The contract includes 25 paid annual vacation days and a doz-

en paid holidays. He’ll receive 28 sick days the first year of the pact. Christopher will also earn a $400 monthly car allowance for business use of his vehicle. Christopher was hired recently to replace retiring Superintendent Jim Bauck. Christopher will officially begin his new job July 1.


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Mavis J. Meyer Patricia Eischens Patricia Eischens, 90, of Belle Plaine, passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. Visitation was from 9-11 a.m. prior to the Mass on Friday, February 3 at Our Lady of the Prairie Catholic Church in Belle Plaine. Memorial Mass was at 11 a.m. at church. Fr. Brian Lynch ofďŹ ciated. Interment was in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Belle Plaine. Mary Patricia “Patâ€? Eischens was born on January 23, 1927 in St. Paul, Minnesota, the daughter of Raymond and Mary (Rafferty) Conroy. She graduated from Mechanic Arts High School in St. Paul, Minnesota on June 14, 1945. After graduation she held several jobs including work at F.W. Woolworth, Twin City’s Milk, and JCPenny. She married Urban Eischens on February 18, 1950 at the St. Paul Cathedral. The two of them moved out to WhiteďŹ sh, Montana, where they owned and operated a bar for six years. They moved back to Minnesota, settling in Belle Plaine with a new bar business purchased from Joe Hahn. They leased this bar for $55 a month until 1966. At that time they purchased the old State Bank building and converted it into a new bar business named Urb and Pats. She enjoyed watching sports, walking, reading, baking cookies, and spending time with her family. Pat was very active in her grandchildren’s lives. Her family cherished her spirited attitude and good humor. Pat lived her life to the fullest. Pat is survived by her loving family; children, Dave and Dee Eischens, Geralyn Murray, Steve and Janel Eischens, and Jackie and Dan Brahee; grandchildren, Carly (Mike) Shelton, Devin McCormick, Mary (Scott) Mickelson, Nick Eischens, Zac Eischens, Peter Eischens, Lizzy Eischens, Justine Murray, and Rilyn Eischens; great-grandchildren, Ava, Garret, Cora and Hunter; brother, Tom Conroy; and many nieces and nephews. Pat is preceded in death by her father and mother,; sister, Eileen; brother, Gene; son, baby Steven; and grandson, baby Daniel.

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Mavis Joan Meyer, 82, of Belle Plaine entered eternal life on February 5, 2017 at The Lutheran Home in Belle Plaine. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 9 at St. Brendan Catholic Church in Green Isle. Fr. Keith Salisbury will ofďŹ ciate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass at church on Thursday morning. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Mavis was born May 5, 1934 at home in Washington Lake Township, Sibley County to John and Lena (Bovy) Meyer. She was baptized at the church of St. Brendan in Green Isle on May 20, 1934. Mavis lived with her parents and helped her father with farming. Mavis enjoyed farming; planting the crops, watching them grow and harvesting. She moved with her parents to Washington Lake in Green Isle after her father passing Mavis and her mother moved to Belle Plaine in 1974. In her pastime she enjoyed ďŹ shing, playing bingo and playing cards. She had a love of cars. Often on a Sunday afternoon Mavis would take a drive checking on the crops and stopping in to visit with friends, family and neighbors, going to softball games, watching/listening to the Twins games, loved to polka, and attending and hosting birthday parties.Mavis loved dogs and dogs loved Mavis. Wherever Mavis was her dogs were with her. She is survived by her sister, Geraldine Tesch; and several nieces and nephews. Mavis is preceded in death by her parents, John and Lena; sisters, Violet (Clarence “Budâ€?) Anderly and Lucille (Leo) Scully; brother, Earl (Helen) Meyer; and brother-in-law, Lawrence Tesch.

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by Beverly Brandt The Friends of Rush River (FORR) met on Jan. 25 at the Henderson Roadhaus. The meeting was called to order by Tom Bender and the secretary’s report was read. Everything was approved with the exception of two items – the picnic tables have yet to be removed from the lower park area and stacked – partially to bring them out of the ood water area. Also, the piles of dirt brought in to ďŹ ll the wet spot by the new bathroom did not get spread – both due in partial to the wetness of the whole park last season. The treasurer’s report was read and approved, noting the balance is quite low mostly due to the limited usage of the park in its wet condition the past two years. Let’s hope for a better season in 2017! Allen Schmickling has again been hired for the season lawn mowing, and Buesgens Septic was again hired to pump the tanks. Both agreed to the 2016 amounts for the jobs this year. A discussion was held on the need for more cleaning of the toilets and a garbage hauling quote. More garbage cans will be needed as some of them were lost or damaged in the 2015 ood. Tom Bender attended the Sibley County Board meeting at Gaylord, and as an item brought up for discussion, they supposedly would like to charge an admission fee for all parks in Sibley County (one fee the same for all). March 4 is the FORR annual fund-raiser dance. There will again be a rafe and anyone with items to donate is asked to do so. The election of ofďŹ cers was discussed with no volunteers for any of the positions, therefore, the ofďŹ cers will stay the same as last year – Tom Bender (president), Joel Lueck (vice president), Dianne Paul (secretary) and Tammy Beeman (treasurer). The FORR Board of Directors are Kendra Hiles, Tammy Schneider, Bev Brandt, Brian Dols, Jaymie Hiles, Ronda Goblirsch and Becky Husfeldt. The next FORR meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Henderson Roadhaus.

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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 8 4:30 Youth Choir 5:30 Pizza 6:00 Connect/ConfirmationRemix Concert 6:30 Worship Choir 7:00 With Ease & Grace Thursday, February 9 7 p.m. Executive Meeting Friday, February 10 5 p.m. Girl Scouts Saturday, February 11 7:00 a.m. Weight Watchers 6 p.m. Worship Sunday, February 12 8 & 10:30 a.m. Worship 9:15 Sunday School 9:30 Ushering - Information Meeting Monday, February 13 8:00 Men’s Bible Study 6:30 Boy Scouts Tuesday, February 14 9:30 Women’s Bible Study 1:00 Quilting 7:30 Children’s Team Meeting Wednesday, February 15 4:30 Youth Choir 5:30 Pizza 6:00 Connect/Confirmation6:30 Worship Choir 7:00 With Ease & Grace 7:30 Personnel Meeting 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 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 St. Thomas Catholic Church St. Thomas Sunday, February 12 9 a.m. Mass w/Fr. James Burns

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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 8th 6:30 pm Confirmation Saturday, February 11 10:00 am Baby Shower in Fellowship Hall 2:00 pm Camp Onomia Annual Meeting, Princeton, MN Sunday, February 12th 8:30 am Sunday School, AE & TT: Reformation Video 9:30 am Worship 10:30 am We Care Brunch 5:00 pm Worship at FPC Tuesday, Feb. 14th 10:30 am Text Study Noon Ministerial Meeting at Oak Terrace Wed., February 15th 6:30 pm Confirmation West Union Lutheran Church 15820 Market Ave. Cologne, MN 55315 Church: 952-466-5678 westunion1@juno.com Pastor: Richard Braun Wednesday, February 8 6:30 p.m. Confirmation 7 p.m. Choir Thursday, February 9 7 p.m. Fellowship Meeting Sunday, February 12 9 a.m. Worship 10 a.m. Annual Sunday School R: Larry Johnson P: Jim Johnson A: Conner Selken 6:30 p.m. Youth Meeting Monday, February 13 7 p.m. Small Group Study Tuesday, February 14 7 p.m. Council Meeting Wednesday, February 15 6:30 p.m. Confirmation 7 p.m. Choir

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Greystone Construction Honors Three Belle Plaine Residents Greystone Construction recognized eight employees for outstanding performance and demonstration of the company’s core values. Three of those honored are citizens of Belle Plaine – Ben Britz, Chris Hiles and Tanya Graber. At the awards ceremony held Jan. 27, Greystone President Kevin O’Brien said, “Selecting only eight award winners was difficult. Our company is filled with excellent, hard-working individuals and we are proud of what the entire Greystone team has accomplished this year and over the past 30 years.� Superintendent Ben Britz of Belle Plaine was awarded the Safety Award for his commitment to zero incidents and safe construction sites. Fabric Building Foreman/ Superintendent Chris Hiles of Belle Plaine was awarded the Teamwork Award for his commitment to collaboration and personal accountability with the goal of achieving greater results. Staff Accountant Tanya Graber of Belle Plaine was awarded the Versatility Award for main-

taining a “can do� attitude and willingness to learn when faced with challenging situations. Business Development Manager Jason St. George of Shakopee was awarded the Relationships Award for building trust and loyalty with both customers and colleagues through communication and collaboration. Superintendent Kelly Petersen of Norwood Young America was awarded the Integrity Award for treating all people with respect and honesty while operating at the highest ethical standards. Concrete Foreman Steve Radtke of East Bethel was awarded the Excellence Award for exceeding customer expectations with high quality craftsmanship and service. Greystone also recognized the Henderson Senior Residence in Shakopee as the 2016 Project of the Year. Project Manager David Hartman of Jordan and Superintendent Brett Palesch of Minnetonka were recognized for their work on the Henderson Senior Residence, which is a 51-unit apartment community for adults age 55 and older.

Belle Plaine Police Report The week of Jan. 30-Feb. 5, While investigating anothBelle Plaine police responded er case at 4:12 p.m., officers to the following selected calls: smelled marijuana as they were allowed into a house. A Belle Plaine man, 37, was cited for Monday, Jan. 30 possession. Police received a report at 7:49 a.m. of eight tires and wheels Friday, Feb. 3 stolen from two vehicles at a A Minneapolis woman was business on the 900 block of stopped at 12:30 a.m. near the East Enterprise Drive. The loss intersection of Highway 169 is valued at $7,700. Police are and Park Boulevard and cited for speed and lane violations. investigating. Police assisted Jordan police Deeming the woman to be ineat 1:56 p.m. with a report of a briated, she was arrested for man exposing himself along fourth-degree DWI. Highway 169. Jordan police A hit-and-run crash at the arrested the man. Belle Plaine high school on the 200 block police removed the car from the of South Market Street was reported at 2:09 p.m. Police are highway. A person on the 100 block of investigating. West State Street reported at A person on the 300 block of 11:20 p.m. an unwanted person. South Chestnut Street reported The person, a 32-year-old man at 3:55 p.m. the theft of gift from Eden Prairie, was taken cards. into custody on an outstanding Saturday, Feb. 4 arrest warrant. Because of the volume of comTuesday, Jan. 31 plaints regarding excess noise, A person on the 100 block of police cited a property owner East Church Street called for at a house on the 300 block of medical help at 2:12 a.m. A North Cedar Street for violating woman was transported to an the city’s noise ordinance. The latest complaint was logged at area hospital. At 8:37 p.m., a person on 12:11 a.m. the 200 block of West Raven Sunday, Feb. 5 Street called for medical help. A person on the 100 block of A woman was transported to an North Meridian Street reported area hospital. at 12:44 a.m. a domestic disA man on the 300 block of turbance. After investigation, a South Walnut Street reported Belle Plaine man, 20, was arat 9:29 p.m. someone entered rested for third-degree domeshis house and stole prescription tic assault. medication. Police are investi- A person on the 600 block gating. of West Main Street called for medical help at 4:08 a.m. A Wednesday, Feb. 1 A person on the 500 block of man was transported to an area East Church Street called for hospital. medical help at 3:22 p.m. A A property-damage crash at woman was transported to an the intersection of East Orchard Street and Hickory Boulevard area hospital. was reported at 2:34 p.m. One Thursday, Feb. 2 vehicle pulled out into the inA person on the 800 block of tersection after stopping at a Green Acre Court called for stop sign. An oncoming car that medical help at 3:17 a.m. A had the right of way hit it. man was transported to an area hospital.

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by Ryan Laager Belle Plaine Public Schools is an outstanding district offering unique and high quality instructional practices for all learners. The development of literacy skills is foundational to the learning process. Starting in our early learning - second grade setting at Chatfield Elementary, you will find some of the best literacy instruction in the state. For the last five years Chatfield teachers have been refining, developing, and modeling a daily five instructional practice that focuses on writing, reading to self or to someone, and literacy instruction in their zone of proximal development. Staff implemented this approach by dividing students into groups according to their approximal reading level. This individualizes and personalizes the learning experience for each child. Although the child will grow on a continuum that stretches their learning, this will also allow them to feel successful. In this design students cycle through stations of independent reading, guided reading, word work development, writing, and individually conferring with teachers. In 2016-2017, our K-6 staff focused their professional growth and learning on the implementation of the FASTBridge assessment tool that provides them real time data about how students literacy is developing. In conjunction with this, staff have been trained and continue to develop their skill using PRESS instructional strategies to meet the specific and individual needs of students. The high level of commitment by all staff and building leadership includes seeking to be the best they can be instructionally and I am excited to share this is not something you often see in schools. It is a marvel to observe teachers at Chatfield and Oak Crest perform their craft because of the skill and talents they posses. Oak Crest Elementary, our third- thr9ough sixth grade building, builds on the literacy development by continuing the work of balanced literacy and does a tremendous job finding students zone of proximal development and tailoring the instructions to meet students needs. Last year third grade saw almost 7 percent growth in literacy assessment scores and are 6 percentage points higher than the state average. As they continue to develop the balanced literacy approach, personalizing and individualizing the literacy instruction to meet the needs of all learners we expect continued growth of our students. Oak Crest Elementary provides flexible learning spaces and times for student learning. In particular, we use the expertise of our third-, fourth-, RTI, and gifted and talented Teachers to combine learners to best meet their needs. Together, the teachers flex their time and groupings of students to enrich, enhance, and engage student learning. Math and Literacy instruction are fluid for students in meeting their needs. The gifted and talented program, located at Oak Crest Ele-

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targets. When we have covered all the information from our key learnings we have a way of determining the effectiveness of that instruction using both formative and summative assessments to do so. Our formative work drives our instruction on a daily basis. It serves two key points. First, it provides teachers with necessary feedback about how well students understood their instruction and activities; second, it provides individual students with feedback about what they know and are able to do as it relates to the learning targets the teacher is covering. If only 40 percent of the students performed well on the formative assessment this would indicate to the teacher that they may need to do some reteaching because students did not understand what they covered. If 80 percent of students learned the material than a teacher can assume the instruction and activities met the objective. Even in this analysis, there are students who need feedback to learn what it was they did not know. Feedback has greater value than any other aspect of grading as it evokes a culture of trust and builds skill while also improving results. If the feedback is fair, accurate, specific, and timely feedback will help students predict their own grades and, in turn, their academic success and need for greater commitment to success. This process moves the focus from sorting and ranking students to one that encourages risk taking and promotes learning. It helps students who are traditionally not good test takers because it allows them to take the assessment, receive feedback, learn what they did not know, reassess, and get credit for what they have learned. In the old model, grades were a final mark of success or failure. In this formative assessment process, they are indicators of the the student’s progress and growth as they learn and understand even more. Check back next week to learn more about “Why Belle Plaine Public Schools.� Ryan Laager is superintendent of Belle Plaine Public Schools.

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Thirty Years Ago This Week

Hopping Toward the Finish Casey Gloege, Nick Stienessen, Anton Gansen, Nick Kornder, Katie Schuneman and Ryan Kroells hopped toward the ďŹ nish line in the second and third grade burlap sack race during Winter Olympics Day 1987 at Our Lady of the Prairie Catholic School in Belle Plaine. The event was part of Catholic Schools Week. Other activities included ice skating, a basketball free throw shooting contest, bean bag toss and more. A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. District Court of Appeals ruled that former Scott County Attorney Kathleen Morris, former Sheriff Doug Tietz, four sheriff’s deputies and a therapist were immune from civil rights lawsuits stemming from the 1983-84 child sex abuse cases in the area. James Martin, an attorney for Morris, said the ruling should lead to dismissal of other lawsuits pending against county ofďŹ cials. Wayne Ediger of Belle Plaine, longtime auctioneer, was honored at the 38th annual Minnesota State Auctioneers Association Convention in New Ulm by being inducted into its select Hall of Fame. Col. Ediger was the son of an auctioneer and was raised in the business. In 1957, he purchased the Belle Plaine Livestock Commission Company and also conducted many other auctions of all sorts. Belle Plaine High School would observe National FFA Week Feb. 22-28. Reecting on the past year, BPHS FFA Advisor Joel Larsen said probably the biggest project by the local chapter was the organizing and sending of 800 bales of hay donated by area farmers to drought-stricken Hickory, N.C. They were one of the very few FFA groups in Minnesota to self-sponsor such a project. The local FFAers also built a portable judging stand for the Scott County Fairgrounds. Pam Aufderhar, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Aufderhar, was Belle Plaine Public Schools top speller in 1987. She correctly spelled “medallionistâ€? and went on to spell “suffocateâ€? to win the school’s spelling bee at the elementary school gym. Ken Breeggemann, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Breeggemann, took second place. The BPHS boys’ basketball team split two lopsided games that week, losing to Le Sueur 6541 and beating Norwood-Young America 67-50. Matt Lenz had a career-high 26 points against NYA, while teammate Jeff Johnson chipped in 19. The BPHS girls’ basketball team won two games that week, besting Henderson 47-30 and Le

Center 52-39. Julie Halquist had 19 points and seven rebounds against Henderson and 18 points and eight rebounds against Le Center. Sally Halbmaier chipped in 10 points against Le Center, while Micki O’Reilly grabbed 10 rebounds.

60 Years Ago (1957)

Dial telephone service would become effective in Belle Plaine on March 1, 1957. The exchange number for Belle Plaine was Triangle 3. Central Telephone Company purchased the properties from Minnesota Community Telephone Company, which had served the area for nearly 30 years. Mrs. Catherine Farrell, widow of the late David Farrell, died at the Montgomery nursing home at the age of 80. A new modern restaurant opened in Belle Plaine, the Shell Cafe, which occupied the north half of the new Shell Oil Station on Highway 169. Mr. and Mrs. Gary Schamel of Rockwell City, Iowa, operated the restaurant. The adjoining oil station was operated by Armin Koepp. Both leased the property from Carl Johnson. Julius Haas, 69, passed away unexpectedly at the St. Peter hospital. The funeral was held at Redeemer Lutheran Church and interment in Oakwood Cemetery. Joey Keating was appearing in the stage play, “Rainmaker� at the Edyth Bush Little Theatre. “Rainmaker� marked the 10th play he appeared in at the Bush Theatre. Mrs. Pauline Woestehoff, widow of the late Chris Woestehoff, died at the age of 81. The Rev. Eugene J. Abbott, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard J. Abbott of St. Paul, was ordained priest in the Cathedral of St. Paul. Father Abbott was a son of the former Mary Egan of Green Isle and a nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Doheny. Miss Martha Herzberg, who had been matron at the Home for the Aged for 16 years, died at the home of her sister. She was

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At the annual meeting of the Blakeley Creamery Association, E.E. Schultz was named president, Ernest Nelson secretary, H.O. Milbrath treasurer and Chris Weldon vice president. The directors were Walter Bills, John C. Schmidt, John P. Mann, H.W. Simcox and Frank Sellnow. The output of creamery for the preceding year was 393,795 pounds of butter. Twin daughters were born to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Terry, formerly of Belle Plaine, then residing at Le Center. Mrs. Alfred Anderson died at her home in West Union at the age of 63. A native of Sweden, she had made her home in the West Union community since 1863. A bus load of city-bound passengers sat out on a ďŹ eld in Tyrone Township from 6:30 p.m. until after midnight. The bus driver went off the road and got stuck in the ďŹ eld. John S. Smedberg, brother of Mrs. John Olson Bratt, died at his home in Minneapolis. He formerly lived in Hancock Township on the farm later owned by Otto Zellman. The Belle Plaine creamery reported production of 429,950 pounds of butter the preceding year. The board consisted of William Reinke president, A.G. Hurtig vice president, Chas. Bowler secretary; and John Riesgraf, Frank Latzke, W.F. Kruschke and Gilbert Halquist directors. Maurice Joyce, 13-year-old Jessenland boy attending St. Ann’s Academy at Le Sueur, was severely hurt while coasting on a Le Sueur hill. His sled struck a passing auto. The Creamery Day Bargain Day party packed Dooley Hall in the evening. At the free dance, prizes were awarded to many participants. The Kessler relationship was entertained at the Henry Kessler home in Henderson, the occasion being his 75th birthday. The three Sullivan young people of Derrynane Township – Raymond, John and Mike – all won prizes for their sheep exhibits at the Junior Livestock Show.

64 years old. The Belle Plaine Boy Scouts took over the borough ofďŹ ces for one day. The Scout Mayor was Mark Albrecht, and the councilmen were Mike Hessian, James Harsh, Timmy Melchoir, Bruce Horman and Dick Hart, and the clerk was Darrell Perkins. George Doheny was the Scout Fire Chief. Thomas H. Rendle, 69, of Huron, S.D., died at the Huron hospital. He left Belle Plaine about 40 years previous to make South Dakota his home, where he engaged in railroad work. Mrs. Anna Anderson, widow of the late Lars John Anderson, died at her home in San Francisco Township at the age of 85. At East Union Lutheran Church took place the marriage of Miss Virginia Laabs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earney Laabs, to Donald Nestrud, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. Nestrud of St. Croix Beach. New Ulm and Waseca, both former Double A towns, were admitted to the Minnesota River League on a one-year trial basis. The Eldridge Edberg 150acre farm three miles east of Belle Plaine was purchased by 120 Years Ago Chas. Ruehling for his son Orville. The Dale Edbergs moved (1897) to town and bought the Harry The borough council passed an Kerkow home. ordinance establishing ďŹ re limits and prohibiting the erection 90 Years Ago of frame buildings within the designated district. (1927) The public school was broken Fred Oldenburg sold his farm into over the weekend. A small in Blakeley Township to Wilsum was taken from one room liam Kerkow and moved to and two typewriters stolen from Henderson. A 28-pound sturgeon was the commercial department. The Tim Cannon farm of 80 caught in Hillstrom Lake and acres in Belle Plaine Township was exhibited about town. was acquired by Tim Gannon Jackson Bros. bought W.F. Latzke’s farm of 160 acres for for $100 an acre. Peter Barten, a resident of the $7,300 and arranged to dispose area since 1857, died at his farm of their lumber business in town home four miles southwest of and begin farming. Belle Plaine. The funeral was The social event of the winter held from St. Peter and Paul’s was the marriage of Miss Louise Schmitt to Fred J. Gericke of Church. Sarah Newell, registered nurse, London, Wis. decided to devote her future Capt. John Moriarty died at the nursing work with one of the sis- age of 61 and the funeral was terhoods. Accompanied by her held under the auspices of Geo. parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bradley Post G.A.R. For many Newell, she went to St. Paul to years before his death he was almost totally blind. enroll at St. Joseph’s novitiate.

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Dear Editor, I am humbled and in awe of the amount of world support to remove Trump from his illegitimate reign in our country’s White House. People of all nations are standing together to tell Trump that his bigotry, sexism, racism and vulgarity will not be accepted. We have come a long way. Those of us who were around in the ‘60s, saw very turbulent times come to fruition. We are no longer a society of ‘push it under the rug’ attitude. The world needs transparency in people seeking political ofďŹ ce. Keep the ame burning. See the hashtag #notmypresident. Make a statement, sign a petition, become involved. As MLK said, “The truth shall set us free.â€? And the truth can’t come fast enough. Drucilla Mothley Rural Belle Plaine Dear Editor, Rich Draheim is busy telling people about all the great things he’s done during his ďŹ rst weeks as our state senator, but I think it’s important people know what he’s hiding as well. With a $1.4 billion surplus, Draheim chose to: oppose getting rid of Minnesota’s unfair estate tax (which hurt family farmers); deny immediate health insurance premium relief; and reject an easy, bipartisan idea to lower property taxes for farmers affected by school bond levies. The real kicker is that the health insurance relief he actually did vote for wouldn’t come until 2018, and it would be taxable. No joke – he wants to tax the tax relief. These weren’t “trickâ€? amendments by DFLers (Democrats). These were just attempts to get some of the state’s $1.4 billion surplus back to taxpayers instead of risking it being tied up in end-of-session games, like it has been the last two years. Rich Draheim clearly has a lot to learn, the ďŹ rst of which should be: he works for us, not his party bosses in St. Paul. Shawn Groth Lonsdale, MN Dear Editor, I’m frustrated with the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) group’s insistence on removing a cross from the Veteran’s Memorial in Belle Plaine, Minnesota. I understand where they are coming from with trying to prevent Christianity from becoming the ofďŹ cial religion and that if it were a religious cross rather than a gravestone, it would be illegal. However, this wasn’t an attempt to promote Christianity, instead it was a representation of a gravestone. From what I have experienced in Belle Plaine, a lot of the community is Christian, so a cross most likely wouldn’t offend the majority of the community. Plus, it really isn’t the public’s decision to make, The park was made for veterans, both living and deceased. So I think that a survey should be taken of veterans who live or have family in the surrounding area to decide if the cross should stay or not. Would the approach and attempts have been any different if it had been a traditional round piece of stone with a cross on it? If it had been, FFRF has some major problems that need to be changed immediately! At Trump’s inauguration, on public property, there were multiple Christian prayers and Bibles utilized. If they’re not willing to take on the President, why are they bullying a small

town community? They are no different than the playground bully at school. No one truly likes a bully. Sincerely, Simon Iverson, Henderson, MN Dear Editor, First let me begin by saying I am an Army Veteran who served in Afghanistan as well as other theaters of operation. I take great pride in having served my country with distinction and honor. I hold Veteran War Memorials with a deep respect and high regard for what our Soldiers and Veterans have done for our country. With that being said, I’m also disappointed in other Veterans who feel that they must use religious symbols as a means to honor our war dead and living. Simply put a Veterans Memorial does not honor anyone’s religious beliefs, nor their religion. Our War Memorials are there to Honor only two things, the “Service and SacriďŹ ceâ€? to our country by our Veterans both living and dead, each individual’s religious beliefs or none is of a personal nature. Our War Memorials honor “ALLâ€? service members, which are inclusive and not exclusive. You do not see the Christian Cross, Star of David or Muslim Crescent standing alone at our nation’s National Cemeteries. If you’ve been to Arlington National Cemetery as I have, you will see row after row of tombstones and on those tombstones you will ďŹ nd the personal religious emblem of that individual’s belief. Whether it’s Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Atheist, Hindu, Wiccan or one of the other 50+ Dept. of Veteran Affairs recognized religious symbols, it’s that individual’s personal expression of their religious belief. Our military is made up of many different beliefs by men and women from all walks of life, nationalities, religions and no religious beliefs as well. To honor Veterans by using a Latin Cross the symbol of Christianity is an insult to Veterans who have fought for the rights and beliefs of all individuals. Many comments here and on the TV coverage clearly show it’s not about honoring Veterans but pushing their/your God, your beliefs and your religion upon all of us. That is not what our country is about, especially on public property. Public Property is everyone’s property not just belonging to one group of people who wish to place their religious symbol(s) upon it. No doubt if a soldier or family member wanted to place a similar silhouette with a soldier kneeling before a ďŹ gure of Satan because he was a Satanist, these same people wanting a cross would be in an outrage over it and just for reference so would be FFRF. They would oppose it as well. A Veteran/War Memorial is for “ALLâ€? Veterans and it’s a disgrace that these Veterans are using this memorial as a means to push their “cross/religionâ€? upon us all. Why not have a silhouette that represents “ALLâ€? Veterans and that is the one universally recognized by military regulations and all branches of the military service, which is a Soldier kneeling before Boots, Rie and Helmet, commonly know as a BattleďŹ eld Memorial. This is inclusive of “ALL Veteransâ€? and isn’t that what a Veterans Memorial is about, Honoring “ALLâ€? Veterans? Steven Hewett King, NC

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Union Hill by: Edna Weiers St. John’s Catholic Church St. Scholastica Church Father Dave and Deacon Bob Saturday Mass at 8:15 p.m. at St. John Servers: Leo Pexa and Brad Kubes Sunday Mass at 8 a.m. at St. Scholastica Servers: Megan Odenthal and Sarah Colwell Sunday Mass, 10 a.m. at St. John Servers: Gloria, Owen and Sylvia Lemke and Grace Entinger Wednesday Mass 5 p.m. at St. John, confessions to follow at 5:30 p.m. The 10 a.m. Mass here Sunday at St. John for the late Roman

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Seurer was largely attended by Noreen and her children and grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. The gifts at the offertory were presented by the great-grandchildren. The group gathered at the Noreen Seurer home for brunch after Mass. Humor Corner: Jack had been a compulsive worrier for years, to the point that it was ruining his life. Finally he found a specialist able to help him. His friend, Bob, noticed a dramatic change and asked what had happened. “I hired a professional worrier and haven’t had a worry since,” Jack replied. “That must be expensive.” “He charges $5,000 a month.” “Five thousand! How can you afford that?” “I don’t know. That’s his problem.”

Scott County Working With Minnesota Housing to Offer First-Time Home Buyer Loans Minnesota Housing announced that $56.6 million is available to provide affordable mortgages to first-time home buyers through a collaboration with Minnesota cities and counties, including $2,212,970.85 for Scott County. Home buyers can take advantage of these resources through the Minnesota Housing Start Up loan program, which offers fixed interest rates and downpayment and closing cost loans up to $10,000 for eligible first-time home buyers. Buyers can purchase homes in Scott County that cost up to $307,900 (11-county metro). Income limits vary by location and household size, going up to $99,500 (11-county metro). “We are pleased to work with Minnesota Housing again in 2017 to offer affordable programs for first time home buyers. Last year, over 52 families in Scott County used this program

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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 p.m., and Sundays at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Kenny and Debbie O’Connell hosted a Super Bowl party for neigbors, family and friends at their home. A good time was had by all. Carol and Dick O’Connell attended grandson Danny O’Connell’s third birthday party at his folks Brian and Alison O’Connell’s home in Eau Claire on Saturday. Lance Graham, three generations from St. Thomas, and great-grandson of Ralph Graham Sr. and Mildred Burns Graham, was a Junior Class Prince at 2017 Jordan High School Frosty Fun Days activities last week. The St. Thomas Sportsman Club had their monthly meeting Tuesday night. Verna Ziegenhagen is celebrating her 100th birthday on Sunday, February 19 at the American Legion in Le Center. A good crowd gathered at K C. Hall in New Prague on Sunday to celebrate Betty Benes Stichas 90th birthday. The Le Sueur-Henderson Giants Wrestling Alumni Day and the 10th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held on February 3. Two of the six inductees were from St. Thomas, Dick Savage from the Class of 1964, and Tim Burns from the Class of 1976. Many of the Tim Burns family attended the ceremony. Have a good week. Happy Valentines Day!

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Sundblad Sentencing for Infant Son’s Death to Be Delayed Hocevar: We’ll Seek Upward Departure From Sentencing Guidelines

The Belle Plaine man who last fall was found responsible for the death of his infant son was scheduled for sentencing in Scott County District Court Tuesday (Feb. 14). But that won’t happen since the required paperwork and pre-sentence investigation haven’t been completed. Instead of deciding next how long an incarceration Belle Plaine’s Joshua Scott Sundblad will serve, lawyers representing the prosecution and defense will participate in a hearing to update them on pre-sentencing work and a study that will help decide Sundblad’s fate. They will also schedule a date for the sentencing at the hearing, said Scott County Attorney Ron Hocevar. Prosecutors are seeking a sentence that will send Sundblad to prison for more than two decades. Last Nov. 23, District Court Judge Christian Wilton found Sundblad, 26, guilty of two counts of first-degree assault, one count of second-degree manslaughter and one count of third-degree assault. Wilton found Sundblad, who waived his right to a trial by jury, not guilty of first-degree murder and third-degree assault. Wilton described the case and the baby’s death as a tragedy. “Carson Scott Bosquez Sundblad was 59 days old,” Wilton said when he announced the guilty verdicts. “As a 59-day old, this child never stood a chance.” State sentencing guidelines call for a sentence of 74 to 103 months for each of the first-degree assault counts. The seconddegree manslaughter conviction carries of recommendation of 41 to 57 months incarceration. The third-degree assault conviction carries a recommended sentence of 366 days. Prosecutors will ask the court to impose the sentences

consecutively, meaning Sundblad would be in prison almost 22 years if the prosecution’s request is granted, Hocevar said. Prosecutors Sarah Wendorf and Wes Abrahamson will also offer an argument supporting the upward departure at the sentencing, Hocevar said. He declined to identify the amount of additional time prosecutors want the judge to add to Sundblad’s sentence.

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Hocevar said the request for consecutive sentences and the request for upward departure from sentencing guidelines is to hold Sundblad appropriately accountable for the tragic and avoidable death of his infant son in May of 2014. Prosecutors filed for the upward departure shortly after Wilton announced the guilty verdicts last November. Sundblad’s attorney Michael McDonald plans to argue for a downward departure from the state sentencing guidelines and a non-consecutive sentence. He said the awful nature of the case makes an upward departure unwarranted. McDonald noted Wilton found Sundblad not guilty of first-degree murder as prosecutors claimed he was. McDonald also said Sundblad has not previously been convicted of a crime. Like Hocevar, McDonald declined to identify what he’ll propose. Since the verdict was read, investigators are still performing a pre-sentencing investigation that will play a role in the sentence

Sundblad receives. The investigation looks into the background of Sundblad and the facts of the case. Investigators will talk with members of the victim’s family and Sundblad before recommending a sentence to Wilton, McDonald said. “It’s very important,” Hocevar said the investigation report. “We’ll get a lot of information we otherwise wouldn’t know.” According to the criminal complaint filed in October of 2014, Belle Plaine police, firefighters and paramedics responded to a report of an unresponsive baby at a house on the 200 block of South Elk Street May 9, 2014 at approximately 5:22 p.m. They found the baby’s skin dark purple and would only lighten in color when oxygen was administered. The child was pronounced dead that night at Minneapolis Children’s Hospital at 10:52 p.m. An autopsy by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office revealed the baby had several injuries in its head and body. Examiners found a fractured skull as well as evidence of bleeding on the brain. They also found fractures to the front and rear of four ribs. The baby’s left wrist was also fractured. The medical examiner ruled the infant’s death a homicide caused by a brain injury and compromised sleeping position. Sundblad has been in the Scott County Jail since the fall of 2014, unable to pay the bail set just after he was charged with the crimes.

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Legal Notices 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: 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.

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 Telephone: (763) 447-6737 Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, February 1 and 8, 2017.

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

Attorney for Personal Representative Scott A.. Marek Attorney at Law Atty. Reg.# 185930 205 First Street South Montgomery, MN 56069 Phone # (507) 364-8616 Fax # (507) 364-8617 Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, February 8 and 15, 2017.

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF SCOTT In DISTRICT COURT first judicial district Court File No.: 70-CV-16-21259 Subject Matter: Consumer Credit Contract Summons Discover Bank, Plaintiff vs. Suzanne Most, Defendant. This Summons is directed to Suzanne Most 1. You are being sued. The Plaintiff has started a lawsuit against you. The Plaintiff's Complaint against you is on file with the above Court with the above Court file number. Do not throw these papers away. They are official papers that affect your rights. You must respond to this lawsuit even though it may not yet be filed with the Court and there may be no court file number on this summons. 2. You must reply within 20 days to protect your rights. You must give or mail to the person who signed this summons a written response called an Answer within 20 days of the date on which you received this Summons. You must send a copy of your Answer to the person who signed this summons located at: PO Box 2427, Fargo, ND 58108-2427. 3. You must respond to each claim. The Answer is your written response to the Plaintiff's Complaint. In your Answer you must state whether you agree or disagree with each paragraph of the Complaint. If you believe the Plaintiff should not be given everything asked for in the Complaint, you must say so in your Answer. 4. You will lose your case if you do not send a written response to the complaint to the person who signed this summons. If you do not Answer within 20 days, you will lose this case. You will not get to tell your side of the story, and the Court may decide against you and award the Plaintiff everything asked for in the complaint. If you do not want to contest the claims stated in the complaint, you do not need to respond. A default judgment can then be entered against you for the relief requested in the complaint. 5. Legal Assistance. You may wish to get legal help from a lawyer. If you do not have a lawyer, the Court Administrator may have information about places where you can get legal assistance. Even if you cannot get legal help, you must still provide a written Answer to protect your rights or you may lose the case. 6. Alternative dispute resolution. The parties may agree to or be ordered to participate in an alternative dispute resolution process Under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice. You must still send your written response to the Complaint even if you expect to use alternative means of resolving this dispute. Dated: August 2, 2016 Personal Service: c/o Bobbie Gutzmer 221 10th St N Moorhead, MN 56560 Service by Mail: PO Box 1014 Moorhead, MN 56560 By: Elizabeth Brainard Rodenburg Law Firm Attorney for Plaintiff PO Box 2427 Fargo, ND 58108-2427 701-235-6411 MN 0396002 ND-08144 WY 7-5622 JRL_Enotices@jrllawoffice.com Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, February 8, 15 and 22, 2017.

NOTICE OF 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,

wednesday, February 8, 2017 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.

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Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded February 12, 2013 Scott County Recorder, Document No. A928782. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: Freedom Mortgage Corporation. Dated March 30, 2016 Recorded April 22, 2016, as Document No. A1000160. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100053601313411083 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Primelending, a Plainscapital Company RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: Freedom Mortgage Corporation MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 16865 Grommesch Circle, Shakopee, MN 55379 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 090090020 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 2, Block 1, Grommesch Estates, Scott County, Minnesota COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $242,165.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $244,827.63 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: March 28, 2017 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys' fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §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 28, 2017 unless that date falls on a weekend or legal holiday, in which case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None "THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR'S PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED." Dated: January 23, 2017 Freedom Mortgage Corporation Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 46 - 17-001131 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, February 8, 15, 22, and March 1, 8 and 15, 2017.

State Bank of BP 19.5 Boys High Game: Carson Mulroy 116 Boys High Series: Carson Mulroy 297, Kolton Ehresmann 266 Girls High Game: Adriane Nelson 79 Girls High Series: Kylie Ehresmann 194, Adriane Nelson 179 Strikers Angie’s Daycare 23 Herman’s Landscape Supplies 20 North American Safety 15.5 The Golden Comb 14.5 Prairie Farm Supply 14 Behnke Auto Center 9 Boys High Game: Aaron Lenzmeier 246 Boys High Series: Aaron Lenzmeier 699, Aidan Heidecker 595 Girls High Game: Faith Lenzmeier 233 Girls High Series: Faith Lenzmeier 545, Madison Brown 479 Commercial League Neisen’s Corner 15 Keicker Law 12 Coldwell Banker 11 Prairie Farm 11 3G Drainage 9 Source Machine 8 Johan’s 7 High Series: Allen Jackson 701, Brooks Burmeister 682, Joey Behnke 658 High Game: Allen Jackson 258 Friday Night Owls Prairie Grille 4 The Hair Loft 3 Split Happens 1 Just Throwin Balls 0 Men’s High Game: Phil Wulf 235 Men’s High Series: Ron Fry 625, Joe Spillman 579, Phil Wulf 547 Women’s High Game: Jenny Karline 150 Women’s High Series: Rebecca Glynn 422, Katie Anderson 399, Emily Spillman 361


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

office of the Minnesota Secretary of State Certificate of Assumed Name Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333 File Number 929271400053 The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required for consumer protection in order to enable consumers to be able to identify the true owner of a business. 1. List the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: Chard Concrete 2. Principal Place of Business: 26239 State Highway 25 Belle Plaine, MN 56011 3. List the name and complete address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name, OR if an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address: Chard Tiling & Excavating, Inc. 26239 State Highway 25 Belle Plaine, MN 56011 4. I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath. Dated: January 12, 2017 Filed: January 31, 2017 signed, Connie Chard, Secretary Laura McCabe, Contact Person (952) 896-3395 Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, February 8 and 15, 2017.

office of the Minnesota Secretary of State Certificate of Assumed Name Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333 File Number 929271400039 The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required for consumer protection in order to enable consumers to be able to identify the true owner of a business. 1. List the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: Sibley Aggregates 2. Principal Place of Business: 26239 State Highway 25 Belle Plaine, MN 56011 3. List the name and complete address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name, OR if an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address: Chard Tiling & Excavating, Inc. 26239 State Highway 25 Belle Plaine, MN 56011 4. I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this document I am subject

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to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath. Dated: January 12, 2017 Filed: January 31, 2017 signed, Connie Chard, Secretary Laura McCabe, Contact Person (952) 896-3395 Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, February 8 and 15, 2017.

State of Minnesota County of Scott First Judicial District District Court probate division FIle No. 70-PR-17-1420 NOTICE of informal APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS In Re: Estate of Jeffrey Michael Muelken, also known as Jeffrey M. Muelken, Jeff M. Muelken, and Jeff Muelken, Decedent. To all interested persons and creditors: Notice is given that an application for informal appointment of personal representative has been filed with the Registrar. No Will has been presented for probate. The application has been granted. Notice is hereby granted that informal appointment of Sarah E. Tartaglia, whose address is 16280 St. Francis Lane, Prior Lake, MN 55372, as personal representative of the estate of the above-named decedent, has been made. Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative and the personal representative is empowered to fully administer the estate including, after 30 days from the date of issuance of letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease or distribute real estate, unless objections thereto are filed with the Court (pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 524.3-607), and the Court otherwise orders. Notice is also given that all creditors having claims against said estate are required to present the same to said personal representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: January 20, 2017 Filed in Scott County Courts January 20, 2017 By: Vicky L. Carlson, Registrar By: Phil Bird, Deputy, District Court Administrator Robert N. Schway - #98243 Schway & Cowle, Ltd. Attorney for Personal Representative 14300 Nicollet Court, Suite 111 Burnsville, MN 55306 (952) 435-8661 Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, February 8 and 15, 2017.

New Prague Moving Forward on Small Cities Rehab Grant

Owners of commercial and residential rental properties in the downtown New Prague area may have the opportunity to receive grant money for rehabilitation work now that the city has agreed to participate in a state program, the New Prague Times recently reported. The New Prague City Council recently OK’d a resolution supporting participation a small cities development program. The grant will monetary help when qualifying applicants perform rehab work in a designated area. Applications for grant money are due Feb. 23.

City Council (continued from page 1) Park, which was seconded by Stier. Although Meyer also expressed fiscal concerns during the discussions, he joined McDaniel and Stier in voting yes. Chard said Tuesday morning that “I’ve always supported the Vets Club and all veterans and will continue to support them. I just hope the ADF doesn’t let the group and the taxpayers of Belle Plaine down.” Coop, who joined Chard in voting no, was accused on the Defend Veterans Park Facebook page and elsewhere on social media of having contacted the FFRF about the cross at Veterans Park, which led to its removal. Coop, who did not make any statements Monday night other than casting his no vote, told the Herald Friday said he is opposed to religious displays on city property, but that he “did not” contact the FFRF. Parrish had recently requested under the Minnesota Data Practices Act that the city review all phone and email and communications from Coop with the FFRF. In responding to Parrish, City Administrator Mike Votca stated: “I acknowledge that you would like your data practices act request to be all communications with Freedom From Religion Foundation to or from Council Member Coop . . . I requested that Mr. Coop provide me with any communications between him and the Freedom From Religion Foundation. He told me that he has had no communications between himself and the Freedom From Religion Foundation. I searched the city email data base for communications between Mr. Coop and the Freedom From Religion Foundation and could not find any data matching this request.” The memorial the cross was a part of was made by the lateJoe Gregory, a U.S. Marine veteran. Gregory created the memorial to honor those from Belle Plaine who served and died for their country. But FFRF’s complaint to the city of Belle Plaine read: “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

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Prague. She said her late parents attended both Methodist and Presbyterian churches over the years. Goulson’s approach is both personable and open to new ideas. Not one to lecture from the pulpit, she said she “speaks from the heart” and works to establish eye contact with congregants during her sermons. Goulson works to be encouraging and brings energy to services. She addresses issues head-on. “Sometimes I’m a little too honest,” she said.

Bring a Spark

Bartholomew and the other members of the First Presbyterian congregation are hoping Goulson can bring more life, and members, to the church on West Main Street. The church’s strengths are its financial transparency, friendly people and leadership. It is challenged by a need for younger members and, like many congregations, increased revenue. First Pres-

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byterian has switched its Sunday worship service to 5 p.m. in an effort to appeal to younger families. Working as a pastor is a second career for Goulson, one that brings her peace and fulfillment. She worked for years as a laboratory technician and technical writer at Queen of Peace Hospital in New Prague. After her ordination, her first call was to a retirement community in Northfield. She had decided to follow a call to the ministry in 1993. But the arrival of Diane and Darryl’s second adopted child delayed the onset of her journey to seminary school until 1998. Today, the Goulsons have three children, ages 28, 23 and 15. She entered the ministry as a way to help care for people’s spiritual needs. Goulson wants to share her gifts and talents of music and passion for the written and spoken word. “I feel like I have some good news to share,” she said.

These were among the many people who made their way to the Vets Club and then to city hall for the city council meeting Monday.

Other Action Items

Plaine Rotary Club’s Nativity paint from the Veterans Park heScene being located on police licopter, which has been kept at department property, was sucthe public works facility since cessful in that display being reits removal from Veterans Park located to private property this In other council items Monday last September. “We should be past holiday season. night, Public Works Superin- able to get it out to be painted tendent Al Fahey reported that in the next couple of weeks,” Belle Plaine was one of 105 of Fahey stated. 967 possible community water *Unanimously accepted the systems in Minnesota to receive resignation of Belle Plaine Park The city of Belle Plaine re- an outstanding performance Board Member Kathy Joerg ceived a letter from the FFRF award from the Minnesota De- and appointed alternate Ryan Herrmann to serve in her place. on Friday in regards to the partment of Health. proposal to establish a limited “The Center for Disease Con- *Unanimously approved a public forum at Veterans Park. trol and Prevention commends large assembly permit for Belle Some of the highlights of the this water system for its con- Plaine’s annual St. Patrick’s letter addressed to the city and sistent and professional ad- Parade and festivities that will signed by FFRF Staff Attorney justment of the water fluoride take place downtown on SaturRebecca S. Markert include: content to the optimum level day, March 18. “We understand the City has for oral health for 12 consistent *Unanimously approved a been corresponding with attor- months. Consistent, high-qual- temporary 3.2 percent intoxineys from the religious right ity water fluoridation practice, cating liquor license permit for organization, Alliance Defend- as demonstrated by this water a fund-raising event that will ing Freedom (“ADF”), whose system, is a safe and effective take place at St. John Lutheran main purpose for contacting the method to prevent tooth de- Church on Sunday, Oct. 15. City is to restore the Christian cay, improving the oral health Due to the Presidents’ Day symbol on public property. We of community residents of all holiday, the next regular meetunderstand ADF has submitted ages,” stated the award certifi- ing of the Belle Plaine City a draft policy proposal for the cate. Council is scheduled for 6:30 City to consider, which would *Fahey also reported that his p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 in the create a limited public forum at department continues to work City Hall building at 218 North Veterans Park. We write to urge on removing multiple layers of Meridian Street downtown. the city of Belle Plaine to maintain the neutrality towards religion in the park and reject their proposed policy. FFRF believes the best policy, and the best way to avoid Establishment Clause and Free Speech legal disputes, would be for the City (continued from page 11) to refrain from opening up the park to unattended private dis- mistakes and it snowballed. We Monday as the White Hawks plays by outside organizations never got into our offense in the won by 29 points. However, the or individuals.” first half and were totally flus- Tigers did put up a struggle in The letter then goes on to cite tered.” the first half. some examples of past cases Lauren Johnson had 12 points “We took a 22-20 lead midwhere display forums “have for Belle Plaine, followed way through the first half and caused divisiveness in some by Elizabeth Johnson and went cold from the field,” said other municipalities.” Narveson with nine apiece. Carlson, whose team trailed 29“Should the City (Belle Plaine) Vinkemeier and Sarah Lenz 24 at the half. “The second half choose to adopt a constitution- both contributed three points, was all Mound Westonka as al limited forum for the park, while Jaylen Struck-Schmitz they used their size to take it to please be aware that FFRF will and Maria Larson both had us inside and we had no answer ask to put up its memorial to two. Narveson led the team in for them.” ‘Atheists in Foxholes’ and oth- rebounds with seven and Eliza- Elizabeth Johnson and Lauren er freethinkers who have served beth Johnson had five assists. Johnson had 17 and 10 points, our country with valor and disMound West. 73, Tigers 44 respectively. No other statistics tinction, with hope that in the were available before Tuesfuture humankind can learn to It was another tough night for day’s press time. the Tigers at Mound Westonka avoid all war – Freedom From Religion Foundation on behalf of Belle Plaine members.” “Where The letter continues: “It is regrettable that Veterans Everything Park has been used for a reliis made from gious and political agenda for the past several months. UnScratch” derstandably, citizens will have differing views on such matters and they do not want their government facilities to serve as the center of debates about religion. The witch hunt that has ensued trying to identify our original complainant is upsetting and assuredly not representative of the good people of Belle Plaine. The divisiveness this entire matter has caused is reason enough to ensure religious imagery remains out of a public park. “Thus, we hope that the City rejects the proposal to open up Veterans Park for displays by outside organizations and individuals. We will monitor Monday’s (Feb. 6) meeting with interest and consult with our local complainant regarding the Slow Roasted 12 oz. Prime Rib $15.99 results.” 16 oz. T-Bone $14.99 Following Monday night’s action, it’s likely just a matter of Breaded Lemon Peppered Walleye $12.95 time before the city hears again BBQ Ribs Half Rack $11.99 from the FFRF. 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Wednesday, February 8 Breaded Chicken Patty OR Tator Tot Hotdish OR Chef Salad (Oak Crest), Calico Beans, Broccoli Salad, Pepper Medly, Fruit Choice Thursday, February 9 Cheeseburger on Bun OR Chicken Cacciatore over Pasta OR Chef Salad (Oak Crest), Garden Green Beans, Tomato Slices, Fruit Choice Friday, February 10 French Bread Pizza OR Mini Corn Dogs OR Chef Salad (Oak Crest), Roasted Cauliower, French Fries, Romaine Lettuce Salad, Fruit Choice Monday, February 13 Roasted Hot Dog OR BBQ Chicken Sandwich OR Chef Salad (Oak Crest), Savory Baked Beans, Tator Tots, Baby Carrots, Fruit Choice Tuesday, February 14 Valentine’s Day Love Me Beef Nachos OR Chicken & Cheese Quesadilla OR Chef Salad (Oak Crest), Cupid Corn Firenze Salad, Sweetheart Carrots, Fruit Choice, Ice Cream Wednesday, February 15 Sweet & Sour Chicken Bites w/Rice OR Corn Dog OR Chef Salad (Oak Crest), Seasoned Peas, Pepper Medley, Broccoli, Fruit Choice

College News Jacob Nowak of Belle Plaine was named to the Fall Semester President’s Roll of Honor at the University of North Dakota. Ashley Seaver of Belle Plaine (Bachelor of Science, Social Work) graduated from St. Cloud State University at Fall Semester commencement ceremonies. Zach Juaire of Belle Plaine was named to the Fall Semester Dean’s List at Augsburg College. Justin Lundborg of Belle Plaine (Bachelor of Science, Urban Forestry) graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point during the university’s winter commencement ceremonies. Courtney Wolf of Belle Plaine graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agronomy from the University of Minnesota Crookston. Samantha Bartz of Belle Plaine earned the University of Wisconsin-Stout Chancellor’s Award for the 2016 Fall Semester. The award is presented to students who have a gradepoint-average of 3.5 or above.

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.

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

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

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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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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 L 72-42 Feb. 2 at TCU W 67-66 Feb. 6 at New Ulm W 51-50 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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Standings as of Feb. 7 Girls’ Basketball W L Norwood YA 9 0 Mayer Lutheran 7 2 Jordan 6 4 Tri-City United 6 4 Sibley East 4 5 Belle Plaine 1 9 Le Sueur-Hend. 0 9 Results Jordan 66, Belle Plaine 54 Mayer L. 77, Belle Plaine 40 NYA 73, TCU 40 Sibley East 72, LS-H 21 NYA 74, Jordan 59 Tri-City United 90, LS-H 43 Boys’ Basketball W L Jordan 7 1 Sibley East 7 2 Mayer Lutheran 6 3 Belle Plaine 3 5 Tri-City United 3 5 Norwood YA 2 5 Le Sueur-Hend. 0 7 Results Belle Plaine 67, TCU 66

Mayer Luth. 76, Jordan 75 Sibley East 72, NYA 62 Wrestling (Final) W L Scott West 4 0 Sibley East 3 1 Le Sueur-Hend. 2 2 Tri-City United 1 3 Norwood YA 0 4 Dance (Final) Jazz Pts. (1) Belle Plaine 21 (2) Randolph 18 (3) Tri-City United 14 (4) Mayer Lutheran/W-M 13 (5) Waterville-E-M 9 (6) Norwood YA 5 (7) Jordan 3 High Kick Pts. (1) Belle Plaine 21 (2) Randolph 18 (3) Tri-City United 15 (4) Mayer Lutheran/W-M 12 (5) Waterville-E-M 9 (6) Jordan 6 (7) Norwood YA 3

Belle Plaine’s Season Comes to End The Belle Plaine High School Explosion dance team placed ďŹ fth in high kick and eighth in jazz at Saturday’s 16-team Section 3AA Meet at Waconia High School. The top three teams in high kick and top four in jazz will perform at this week’s state competition at Target Center in Minneapolis. “The girls danced the best they have all season in both dances,â€? said Belle Plaine coach Shyler Egan. “This season has been amazing and I am so proud of the entire team.â€? Section High Kick Standings Pts. 1. Orono 4 2. Hutchinson 8.5 3. Mound Westonka 11.5 4. Marshall 13.5 - Insurance - For Price - For Coverage - At Claim Time

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(four steals). Tigers 51, New Ulm 50 Down by one point, Curtiss drove the length of ďŹ&#x201A;oor to score the winning basket with three seconds left to lift the Tigers over the Eagles 51-50 Monday night in New Ulm. Herman, with six three-pointers, led Belle Plaine with 20 points. Curtiss and Hastings both added 11 points and Kellen Bergs four. Herman also led the team in rebounds with eight to go along with four assists. Hastings had four rebounds and four assists, while Dikmen had three rebounds and three assists. 2016-17 BPHS Boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Basketball Results and Remaining Schedule Dec. 3 at Fairmont W 69-57 Dec. 8 vs. Farib. BA W 79-68 Dec. 9-10 at Maple River Inv. vs. M. River W 72-60

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by Dan Ruud The Belle Plaine High School boysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; basketball lost at Waterville-Elysian-Morristown by 30 points last Tuesday night but bounced back to win two games by one point at Tri-City United Thursday night and at New Ulm this past Monday night. The Tigers, 3-5 in the Minnesota River Conference, 11-10 overall, were scheduled to host MRC-leading Jordan in a MRC game Tuesday night after this edition of the Herald went to press. Mayer Lutheran will be in town for another conference game 7:30 p.m. this Friday. WEM 72, Tigers 42 The Tigers had their lowest offensive output of the season so far against a strong Bucs team last Tuesday night in Waterville, losing 72-42. Brody Curtiss was the lone Belle Plaine player to score in double ďŹ gures with 11 points. Tommy Dikmen added eight points, followed by Nathan Herman with seven. Also scoring for the Tigers were Noah Hastings (4), Matt Nelson (4), Andrew Hunsader (3), Kevin Noll (3) and John Karl (2). Hunsader also had ďŹ ve rebounds and ďŹ ve assists, both team highs. Tigers 67, TCU 66 Belle Plaine led by doubledigits through much of the second half before having to hold off a late TCU surge for a 67-66 win Thursday night in Montgomery. The victory avenged a four-point loss to the Titans on Jan. 17 in Belle Plaine. Five players accounted for all of the scoring for the Tigers. Included were Curtiss (24), Herman (20), Hastings (10), Hunsader (9) and Dikmen (4). Other statistical leaders for Belle Plaine were Hastings (seven rebounds, two assists and three steals), Hunsader (four assists and three steals), Curtiss (ďŹ ve rebounds and four steals), Dikmen (three rebounds and three assists) and Herman

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H.S. Girls’ Basketball

Tigers’ Losing Streak Reaches Six by Dan Ruud The Belle Plaine High School girls’ basketball team dropped a pair of Minnesota River Conference games at home last week, falling to Jordan 66-54 Tuesday night and Mayer Lutheran 7440 Friday night. The Tigers got this week started with a 73-44 nonconference loss at Mound Westonka Monday night, extending their current losing streak to six games. The Tigers, 1-9 in the Minnesota River Conference, 3-18 overall, will travel to Minnesota River Conference power and unbeaten Norwood Young America for a 7:30 p.m. game

this Thursday before heading to Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop for a nonconference game 7:30 p.m. Friday. Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial will visit Belle Plaine for a nonconference game 7:30 p.m. next Monday, which will be followed by the MRC finale against winless Le Sueur-Henderson 7:30 p.m. next Tuesday in Belle Plaine. Jordan 66, Tigers 54 Playing one of its best games of the season, the BPHS girls’ basketball team led MRC rival Jordan 43-42 with 10 minutes left to play before the Jaguars managed to regain the lead and finally pull away for a 66-54

Lily Vinkemeier had seven points and eight rebounds against Jordan last Tuesday night in Belle Plaine.

victory last Tuesday night at the BPHS gym. “We started sharp offensively and defensively,” said Belle Plaine coach Randy Carlson. “The second half was more of the same. Lily Vinkemeier and Paige Narveson hit threes to put us ahead before Jordan went on another run to go up by seven or eight points. We never got over the hump the rest of the way. “Missed free throws and layups at critical times really hurt us, but we did a lot of good things and had a chance to beat a good team,” Carlson continued. Elizabeth Johnson had 22 points for the Tigers, followed by Paige Narveson (12), Lily Vinkemeier (7), Sarah Lenz (5), Alexa Lenz (4) and Lauren Johnson (4). Narveson had 10 rebounds, while Vinkemeier and Alexa Lenz both had eight. Kat Brown-Erdal led a balanced Jordan attack with 13 Scott West’s Tyler Shackle dominated and eventually pinned his opponent from Waverly, points. Mayer Luth. 74, Tigers 40 Iowa, at Augsburg College Thursday night. The Tigers had no answers for the Crusaders in the first half as the visitors scored almost at will on their way to taking a 4514 lead at halftime and an eventual 74-40 victory. “We started out really slow – and after we kind of woke up – Elizabeth Johnson got a couple of charge calls that took points away from us, and she got in foul trouble and we never recovered,” Carlson said. “They took advantage of our youth after that and pressed us into

Girls’ Basketball (continued on page 9)

Scott West’s Jackson Stauffacher got the better of his opponent from Waverly, Iowa, on his way to a 9-6 decision at Augsburg College Thursday night.

Alexa Lenz had four points, eight rebounds and three assists against Jordan last Tuesday night Scott West’s Deshawn Carter (left) battled his opponent from Waverly, Iowa, at Augsburg in Belle Plaine. College Thursday night.

H.S. Wrestling Scott West Improves to 15-0

Elizabeth Johnson had 22 points, six rebounds and three assists against Jordan last Tuesday night in Belle Plaine.

The Scott West wrestling team won two big duals last week, knocking off Waverly-Shell Rock, Iowa, 43-22 at Augsburg College Thursday night before outlasting Minnesota Class 3A power Prior Lake 28-25 Friday night in Jordan. The victories improved the Panthers to 15-0 on the season. On Thursday, Waverly got off to a good start behind #6-rated 106-pounder Evan Yant as the Go-Hawk wrestler went to work and scored a 19-3 technical fall over Panther Colton Bahr. However, Scott West struck back with a pair of pins to take a 12-3 lead as Jacob Strack and Justin Stauffacher both recorded first period pins at 113 and 120, respectively. Scott West senior Jackson Stauffacher did not get a pin but picked up an important 9-6 victory over Waverly’s #7-rated Bryson Hervol at 126 pounds. The Panthers’ Tyler Shackle followed with another first period pin as he ran the Go-Hawks’ Dalton Rinnels to his back with a match-ending arm bar at 1:43. Parker Huss followed a big 7-1 first period with a second period pin over Waverly’s Colby Hervol. After the matches through 138, Scott West had a commanding 27-5 lead, but the Go-Hawks would win the next two matches as Jacob Herrmann scored a

10-5 win over Jack Fogarty at 145 and #2-rated Austin Yant recorded a 20-7 major decision over Tariq Smith at 152. The Panthers’ Jon Huss stopped the two-match GoHawks win streak as the sophomore used five take downs to gain a 14-4 major decision over Gavin Wediemeier at 160. Waverly came back with a win at 170 as Trevor Byram defeated Deshawn Carter 8-4. The night of wrestling came to an end with the Go-Hawks winning the last two matches as #6-rated Jacob Eggleston beat Calvin Menke 14-3 at 220 and Andrew Snyder used a couple of third period penalty points to win 3-1 over Ben Alexander at heavyweight. “Overall, it was a good experience for our team to wrestle a top Iowa high school team such as Waverly up at Augsburg College,” states Scott West co-head coach Darren Ripley. Wrestling action shifted to Jordan Middle School Friday night as the Panthers welcomed Class 3A’s #7-rated Prior Lake Lakers to the mat. The last time Scott West and Prior Lake had met in dual meet action was at the 2013 Hastings Duals and it was an early-season dandy as

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Worth Waiting For . . . . The annual Belle Plaine Hockey Association Pond Hockey Tournament was delayed two weeks because of unseasonably warm weather. (Above) With Mother Nature finally cooperating Saturday (Feb. 4), the Red Rockets defeated the Doggy Dogs of Mankato in the tournament’s title tilt late in the afternoon. (Below) The Borough Riders of Belle Plaine finished third in the sixteam field that was smaller than previous years. Borough Riders defeated the Young Bloods, a team of BPHS ninth-graders, earlier in the afternoon.

Wizardz Top Plunge Goal Members of the Wizardz Special Olympics Polar Plunge team raised over $5,600 for the Wizardz Special Olympics team and Special Olympics Saturday (Feb. 4) afternoon at Hallet’s Pond in St. Peter. Over $71,000 was raised at the event. The Wizardz had hoped to raise almost $5,000. A late-week surge of donations pushed the team over the top of its goal. The St. Peter Polar Plunge is one of 23 plunges Special Olympics Minnesota has planned through March 18. The Wizardz is a Special Olympics team from Belle Plaine, Jordan and the surrounding areas.

B.P. Woman Wins Big at Lottery Kay Martinson of Belle Plaine makes it a tradition to buy a couple of crossword scratch tickets on Fridays to help kick-start her weekends. Friday (Feb. 3), Martinson stopped by Kwik Trip in Belle Plaine. She was up to her usual routine when she inadvertently asked for a $5 crossword scratch ticket. “I never play the $5 tickets,” she explained. “I thought it was a $3.” The clerk helping her out and already ripped the Super Crossword ticket off so Martinson decided to give it a try. As she scratched the ticket, Martinson revealed word after word—10 total to win the game’s $100,000 top prize. “I couldn’t believe it,” she recalled. “I thought for sure it was going to be a loser.” Martinson claimed her prize at Lottery headquarters in Roseville Monday (Jan. 30). Kwik Trip received a $500 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

Green Isle Lions Enjoy Successful Benefit for Memorial Comedian and magician Jessie Moffitt (right) amazed Char Beseke of Arlington with a magic trick Saturday (Feb. 4) evening during a dinner-comedy show at Green Isle Community School. About 240 people attended the dinner show. They helped raise over $11,000 for a memorial to the service and sacrifices of members of the United States Armed Forces. The Lions legacy project will be on city-owned land along Highway 25 in Green Isle. Construction is slated to begin later this summer.

Reading Offers Many Lessons Truck Fire on Highway 169

Children’s book author Shelly Boyum-Breen, the author of the “Shelly Bean the Sports Queen” series, told a story of never giving up to a group of Oak Crest students Friday morning (Feb. 3). Boyum-Breen explained how, as a star basketball player for Brainerd, Minn. she A Chandler Co-op truck heading north on Highway 169 made an unexpected stop around 8:30 shot an air ball in an effort to score her 1,000th career point. Like the main character in her a.m. on Tuesday, in Belle Plaine because of an on-board fire. The truck’s driver escaped the books, Shelly Bean, she came back and accomplished the milestone. Boyum-Breen spoke with flames. Belle Plaine Fire Chief Matt Stier said about 15 gallons of diesel fuel was spilled and Oak Crest students Thursday, stressing the importance of reading, learning and perseverance. cleaned up. No firefighters were injured in the fire. February is “I Love to Read Month.”

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