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pee, for 25 years. Benck was a TOW missile gunner while in the National Guard, which included a ninemonth tour of duty for NATO security in Brussels, Belgium, in 2003-04. As if 20 years in the National Guard isn’t giving back to the community enough, Benck said he joined the Belle Plaine Fire Department to do just that, and he has no regrets. “This year’s firefighter of the year is a guy who is always willing to lend a helping hand. Whether he is promoting the department through public relations or his extensive fire ground knowledge, he is City Administrator David Murphy administered the oath of office to new Belle Plaine Mayor always willing to assist with Mike Pingalore on Jan. 7. It turned out to be the last oath administered by Murphy in Belle whatever is needed,” said Belle Plaine as he was fired from the job later in the year. Plaine Fire Chief Todd Otto just before the announcement of this year’s award at the department’s December meeting. “In addition to his knowledge of the fire ground, he also has 2013 Belle Plaine Fireman of the Year Ron Benck experience in hazardous materials and all-terrain rescues. He by Dan Ruud Plaine for 24 years. He graduat- is willing to share his experiRon Benck, who joined the ing from Fairmont High School ences with his fellow firefightdepartment in 1996 and has 1986, shortly after which he ers, helping them improve their been its treasurer for the past joined the Minnesota National own skills in auto extrication, The federal government shut10 years, has been named Belle Guard, retiring in 2006. He has down for a period of time in Plaine’s Firefighter of the Year worked as a warehouse opera2013 and the city of Detroit Ron Benck for 2013. tor for Fremont Industries, a filed for bankruptcy. Follow(continued on page 6) Benck, 46, has lived in Belle chemical company in Shakoing a 5-4 vote by the Supreme Court, same-sex marriage made huge strides across the nation, while the passage of the Affordable Care Act may have been President Barack Obama’s biggest triumph, and its roll-out Belle Plaine Schools’ agricul- ture, but it is wonderful to have his biggest failure. ture teacher and FFA director, this historic piece of our school There were also some pretty passed away in 2008, his fam- system back with the district,” significant stories in Belle ily called the school and offered Smith said. Plaine in 2013. There were no the bell back to the district. Its dark gray finish is not ex- headlines about them but the Fire crews from Belle Plaine and five other area departments For several years, the bell was actly intended for a display fact the city did not have to couldn’t save Dave and Cayla Menke’s home from fire on the centerpiece of a wishing case. Research told Heine a shutdown or file for bankruptcy May 24. well display in the back yard of 30-inch belle is more intended were pretty good things. The As a recent school board meet- the family home on West Main for a church than atop a school. historic Episcopal Church of ing was wrapping up, Director Street. Since the bell isn’t bronze, it the Transfiguration was in the Gary Steinhagen casually asked Since then, the bell has been can’t be polished. headlines when it hosted its first Superintendent Kelly Smith carefully but unceremoniously “It’s a good, utilitarian bell,” wedding in several decades. (1) MN/DOT Calls the Shots – It became increasabout the not-so-inconspicuous housed on a pallet in storage Heine said. “The bell is in the The marriage have received ingly certain after the Oct. 7 Belle Plaine City Council meeting cast-iron bell sitting in the cor- space behind the kitchen in the key of ‘C.’ It’s a little flat, but much further reaching head- that the four-way stop signs at the intersection of East Main Street ner of the boardroom. southwest corner of the junior- that might be from the rust. I lines had the couple not been a and Old Highway 169 Boulevard next to the west ramps of the Smith, it appeared, hadn’t senior high school. Jeff Heine, don’t know. interchange will be replaced by a permanent traffic signal system. man and woman. planned to say much about the the district’s director of facili- For years, the bell summoned The council approved an agreement with the Minnesota DepartWhile Obama was promoting bell. After all, its history isn’t ties and grounds, had long in- children to school. Its most rement of Transportation (Mn/DOT) stating that the city’s share of Obamacare, Belle Plaine Mayexactly well known much less tended to build a new platform cent contribution to Belle Plaine the approximate $300,000 project (the low bid was lower) will be or Mike Pingalore was busy meticulously documented. for the bell. Schools was as a chime for the lobbying the county and state $61,208.57. The city will also be responsible for initial electrical “It’s kind of been out of sight, “Well I finally got around to bell tower during the play, “A for funding to help build a sec- and monthly electrical service costs, minor signal system mainteout of mind,” the superinten- it,” Heine said. Christmas Carol,” A Charles ond overpass and interchange nance, pedestrian ramps and emergency vehicle preemption emitdent said this week. For now, the school district Dickens story published about ter units. The system is scheduled for construction in 2014. MeanThe 30-inch bell for decades plans to keep the bell in the 50 years before the bell was system in the city, which so while, Mn/DOT, with no input from the city, “issued an e-mail” sat atop the district’s 1897 school board meeting room un- made. A sound crew member, far has proven to be no easy this fall stating that the speed limit on Highway 169 through Belle school building. The district til somebody comes up with a Derek May, snuck out of the task. Pingalore maintains that Plaine will increase from 55 to 65 miles per hour. The signs were built the entire 1897 building – better place to store or display light booth and used a mallet on an overpass and interchange is installed in November. necessary at the intersection of from boiler to bell – for $7,000. it. At 300-plus pounds, it’s not Highway 169 and County Road (2) Bar-B-Q Days – There was plenty of sunshine, comSchool Bell It was taken down in 1971. exactly easily scooted around. 3 in order to boost economic fortable temperatures and low humidity all three days, unlike the Three years ago, awhile after “I’m not sure what we are go(continued on page 4) development on nearby lands. previous two Bar-B-Q Days. The result was an increase in sales in Maynard Harms, the former ing to do with the bell in the fuIn one of his first acts as mayor all three of the festival’s main profit areas – Beef Stand, Beer Garin January, Pingalore was suc- den and Carnival, where the prices for the products of each were cessful at reducing the number unchanged from recent years. Saturday’s parade lasted approxiof voices on the city council mately 75 minutes, the grand marshals for which were Loren and from six to five. Near the very Shirley Stier. A few thousand spectators lined both sides of Main end of his first year in office, Street between the Fire Hall and The Lutheran Home. A record Pingalore successfully saw a 343 runners took part in Saturday's Bull Run and the Belle Plaine process through that resulted in Fire Department team of Tim Hentges, Cory Adamek, Chris Herthe reincarnation of the down- rmann and Nick Davis won Saturday’s Fire Department Water town Santa House, a tradition Fight. About a dozen teams competed. Amara Meyer was crowned that Belle Plaine had been with- Miss Belle Plaine at Sunday’s coronation. Joining her in the royal out for a couple of generations. court were First Princess Jessica Weldon, Second Princess Tatiana Again, this year’s Belle Plaine Boecker and Miss Congeniality Rachel Feldermann. Herald Top 10 story list is one (3) School Land Acquisition – After weeks of discusin which nearly each one on it sion on preparing the school district for facets of its future, the could swap places with any oth- Belle Plaine School Board in June decided it was ready to acquire er on it. Included on the 2013 land before investing in widespread implementation of technology list is an assortment of subjects for an enhanced learning initiative. The school board unanimously – ranging from the Minnesota approved a land acquisition consisting of two 20-acre parcels for Department of Transporta- $660,000 ($16,500 per acre), plus financing costs near the intertion’s mandates for traffic flow section of Oak Crest Trail and West South Street from Bob Engthrough Belle Plaine to the fir- strom, a developer. The two parcels are north of the existing 60 ing of the city administrator to acres the district owns north of West Commerce Drive and west a local woman breaking a state of the football field and track complex across the street from Oak bowling record. Crest Elementary School. The district believes the property could Included on pages 15 and 16 is one day house a new high school or auxiliary facilities. a recap of the first six months of (4) City Council Changes – Mike Pingalore, winner of 2013. The Year in Review will the 2012 general election over incumbent Tim Lies, was sworn in continue next Wednesday. as Belle Plaine’s new mayor on Jan. 7. Also sworn in that night were re-elected city council members Gary Trost and Cary Coop. Shortly after the oaths of administration, at Pingalore’s request, Jeff Heine, Belle Plaine Schools’ director of facilities and grounds (left), and Superintendent the council vacated Pingalore’s seat on the council, opting to go Kelly Smith decided the best place for the district’s 1897 bell is in the school board meeting Top 10 Stories of 2013 room in the District Center. Behind the pair is a painting of school buildings, notably the 1897 (continued on page 6) school building.

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Santa House Easier to Come By Than Overpass Funding

District’s Historic 1897 School Bell is Back in Belle Plaine

For Decades, Former B.P. Teachers had 1897 Bell

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2013

The Year in Review January Through June

ors for the Tigers were seniors Haley Fogarty and Claire Ott. Eighth-grader Mariena Hayden was honorable mention. *It was announced that Mike Schultz was selected to be the Belle Plaine town baseball team’s new manager for 2013, replacing Jeff Miller, who had resigned. *The Belle Plaine City Council awarded the bids for the 2013 street and utility improvement project to Chard Tiling at the low bid of $1,304,218, which was $196,000 (13 percent) below the city engineer’s estimate of $1,500,000 for construction costs. The project would consist of West Main Street between Willow Street and Buffalo Street, Eagle Street between Park Street and Main Street and the 100 block of North Buffalo Street. *The Belle Plaine High School boys’ basketball team (the No. 4 seed) made it interesting the first 18 minutes as it played No. 1 seed St. Peter even in the first half (26-26) before collapsing in the second half of a 78-53 loss in the second round of the Section 2AA, North Subsection Tournament After years of planning and debating, the controversial CapX2020 power line took root in the Belle Plaine area in early at New Prague High School. 2013. The Tigers, who had defeated begin chores called the fire in Siegle (third at 126 pounds), Tri-City United 68-44 in the at approximately 3:45 a.m. He David Flynn (fourth at 113 first round, finished the season *Mike Pingalore, winner of *After years of talk about it, did not know yet what caused pounds) and Jake Weierke 7-7 in the Minnesota River Conference, 13-13 overall. the November general election the CapX 2020 transmission the fire but said he could not (sixth at 132 pounds). Gaining all-conference honors over incumbent Tim Lies, was line was nearing the Minnesota rule out electric. This was the for Belle Plaine were juniors sworn in as Belle Plaine’s new River and about to cross from second damaging fire at the Aaron Bigaouette and Gavin mayor on Jan. 7. Also sworn in Sibley to Scott County. Work- Halquist Dairy Farm in about *Carrie Traxler resigned as Dauwalter. Senior Alec Koepp that night were re-elected city ers were taking advantage of 13 years. council members Gary Trost the winter’s frozen ground *A Blakeley Township resi- executive director of the Belle was honorable mention. and Cary Coop. Shortly after along the river bottoms to per- dent died in a single-car crash Plaine Chamber of Commerce, *Belle Plaine High School a position she had held for the senior Sophie Brazil emerged the oaths of administration, at form the heavy duty work. just before 5:30 p.m. Feb. 16 Pingalore’s request, the council *The building at 108 West when he lost control of his ve- past three years. She said she from a March 16 blustery Belle vacated Pingalore’s seat on the Main Street in downtown Belle hicle and crashed into a ditch had accepted a job with North Plaine St. Patrick’s celebration council, opting to go perma- Plaine that formerly housed less than a half mile from his American Safety, working in as the community’s 2013 Miss nently with five council mem- Duets sandwich and coffee home. Paris Edward Young Jr., sales and marketing. Chamber Shamrock. She was crowned by bers rather than six. shop was sold to Tim and Linda 38, was driving westbound on President Karl Kolden said 2012 Miss Shamrock Erin Mor*Brad Woodard of Shakopee Heng, who would later open County Road 6 (the Blakeley there were no definite plans rison. Joining Brazil in Belle was hired to replace longtime their new business Main Street road) when the 2001 Mitsubi- yet on hiring a replacement for Plaine’s greenest court for the Traxler. coming year were princesses Scott County Fair Manager Jim Donuts and Deli at the site. shi Diamante left the road, slid Murphy and Kelly Mor* The Belle Plaine High Luce. *The Belle Plaine High into the north ditch, hit a tree School girls’ basketball team Ellie rison, the latter of whom was and rolled. *It was announced that Steve School dance team wrapped up also Miss Belle Plaine through Otto, who joined the depart- its competitive season, finish- *Belle Plaine Community played the postseason pretty the coming summer’s Bar-B-Q much the same way it did the ment in 2000, was named Belle ing seventh among 11 teams in Development Director Trisha Days. Those who wanted to feel regular season – it won when it Plaine’s Firefighter of the Year jazz and ninth among 13 teams Rosenfeld submitted her letanywhere near the same warmth was favored to and it lost when for 2012. in high kick at the section meet ter of resignation to the city. as the 2012 St. Patrick’s celebrait was the underdog. The Tigers, Rosenfeld, who began her job *Darrell and Jane Kolden in Waseca. the No. 3 seed, defeated No. tion (80 degrees) had to venture announced the sale of Kolden *The Belle Plaine High with the city in 2006, was go- 6 Tri-City United 52-46 in the indoors as the mercury did not Funeral Homes in Belle Plaine, School one-act play group put ing to work for Xcel Energy’s first round of the Section 2AA, get out of the 20s. Among those Arlington, Le Sueur and Hen- the finishing touches on anoth- Mankato office as community North Subsection Tournament braving the shivery were grand derson to their son and daugh- er stellar year by capturing the relations manager. City Admin- at the BPHS gym. The Tigers marshals Pat and Bonnie Skelter-in-law, Karl and Rosemary school’s sixth “starred” perfor- istrator David Murphy said the then traveled to Northfield for ley. Their son, Matt, emceed Kolden of Belle Plaine. mance rating in seven years and city would advertise for a re- the second round, losing to No. the post-parade program. The *The first sub-zero high tem- 10th in the last 20 years at the placement for Rosenfeld. 2 seed Kenyon-Wanamingo 71- Fahey clan won the prize (and peratures in four years invaded Minnesota State High School *A rural Belle Plaine woman, 43. Belle Plaine finished the bragging rights) for wearing the Belle Plaine and the rest of the League One-Act Play Festival Patricia Brooks, 40, was found season 6-8 in the Minnesota Most Irish Heritage Hats (44) Twin Cities region Jan. 21-22. Feb. 8 in St. Paul. Belle Plaine, dead outside her Faxon Town- River Conference, 10-16 over- in the parade. The high temperature on Jan. which performed “Ridiculous ship home on Feb. 27. Sibley all. Earning all-conference honby Proxy” as its 2013 play, was County Sheriff Bruce Ponath 21 was 2 below. *Scott County hired former one of three schools from Class said there were no obvious senior Republican State Sen. 1A to receive a star this year. A signs of foul play. He would not Claire Robling of rural Jordan total of 208 schools from Class say who found Brooks. Investito continue working on the 1A competed in one-act play gators were looking at the role exposure to the elements may county’s newsletter with the this season. have played in Brooks’ death. * Approximately 80 calves addition of lobbying for county interests at the Minnesota State and cattle died in an early- *The Scott West wrestling Capitol at a salary of $50,000 morning barn fire Feb. 12 at the team’s streak of five-straight Halquist family farm on 182 state team tournament appearper year. *Belle Plaine’s newest busi- Street in rural Belle Plaine. To- ances came to an end when it ness, Legacy, opened at 106 tal damage, including livestock, fell to Watertown-Mayer 36-25 North Meridian Street down- structural and equipment, was in the Section 2AA championtown. Legacy offers a vari- expected to run into the hun- ship in Watertown on Feb. 16. ety of health shakes and other dreds of thousands of dollars. The following week, the Panwellness foods and programs. A number of family members thers qualified five individuals The business opened under the were on vacation when the for the state tournament. Inownership of Jessica Schrupp, fire started. According to Belle cluded, and their place at state, Jeff Miller, Janeen Meyer, Plaine Fire Chief Todd Otto, a were Luke Zilverberg (third at worker arriving at the farm to 138 pounds), Andrew Fogarty Lainey and Jeremy Schwartz. (third at 160 pounds), Zach

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*The Belle Plaine City Council on March 18 put an end to a two-plus year dispute with area townships by agreeing to cut a check to the law firm of Meshbesher and Spence for $162,500 that was to be split up between the seven townships that are within Belle Plaine’s ambulance service area. No one from the council, which met in closed session on numerous occasions in 2012 and 2013 to discuss the issue, publicly commented on the settlement. City Attorney Bob Vose said Meshbesher and Spence would disperse the $162,500 to the townships, minus its fee, which had not been disclosed. Belle Plaine City Finance Director Dawn Meyer said the city’s legal expenses throughout the process totalled $48,396, a portion of which would be paid for by the League of Minnesota Cities. The issue centered around $613,786 that was left in the local ambulance fund when Ridgeview Medical Center took over the Belle Plaine Ambulance Service in January of 2008. *Belle Plaine Mayor Mike Pingalore became the new General Manager of Valley View Golf Course and Eagle Ridge Restaurant/Lounge in Belle Plaine. He replaced Matt Hauge, who had resigned recently to accept a similar job with the Waseca Lakeside Golf Club. Hauge had worked at Valley View for about seven years. *The Minnesota River Conference held its first ever speech championship meet, which was held at Tri-City United High School in Montgomery. Belle Plaine placed third in the event. Belle Plaine’s representatives on the 2013 All-MRC speech team were junior Jake Hartmann, junior Mikhayla Clausen and sophomore Nick Johnson. Senior Mitchell Farmer-Lies was honorable mention.

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* The Belle Plaine City Coun-

cil on April 1 unanimously placed its stamp of approval on staff’s recommendation to hire Chelsea Alger as its new community development director. Alger was the community development director for the city of Norwood Young America. There were 22 applicants for the Belle Plaine position. Alger would start at step 1 of the city wage scale, which is approximately $64,000 annually. Alger replaced Trisha Rosenfeld, who was Belle Plaine’s community development director since 2006, the same year Alger joined the city of Norwood Young America. *The Belle Plaine City Council unanimously approved an

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New 2013 Belle Plaine Miss Shamrock Sophie Brazil, center, was flanked by princesses Ellie Murphy, left, and Kelly Morrison, the latter of whom was also Miss Belle Plaine.

Belle Plaine High School’s 2013 one-act play group brought home the school’s sixth “starred” Belle Plaine’s 2013 street and utility improvement project got started on West Main Street performance rating in the last seven years and 10th in the last 20 years. downtown in April.


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Deaths

Clara P. Koepp Clara Pearl Koepp, 84, of Belle Plaine, passed away December 23, 2013 at the Minnesota Valley Health Center Nursing Home in Le Sueur. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 3, 2014 at St. John Lutheran Church in Belle Plaine. Rev. Mark Johnson will officiate. Visitation will be 2 hours prior to the service at church. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery at a later date. Memorials are preferred. Clara was born in Blakeley Township, Scott County on April 12, 1929 to Emil and Clara (Schultz) Otto. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Belle Plaine. She grew up in Blakeley Township. On October 15, 1947 she married Elmer Koepp. They made their home in Blakeley Township where they farmed. Clara also worked at the Lutheran Home in Belle Plaine for 15 years. Clara loved spending time with her family and doing the TV Guide crossword puzzle. Clara is survived by her husband, Elmer; children, Bonnie Rae Koepp of Burnsville, Duane (Nancy) Koepp of Belle Plaine; three grandchildren, Sadie (Steve) Morrison, Jacey (Nicole) Koepp, Neil (Stephanie) Koepp; six great-grandchildren, Sophie Morrison, Kody Fritz, McKenzie and Emma Koepp, Wyatt and Walker Koepp; sister, Elenora Sellnow; and sister-inlaw, Elmira Otto. She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Arthur and Alfred Otto; sistersin-law, Florence Otto and Ruby Sellnow; brothersin-law, Martin Sellnow and Ben Sellnow; and greatgranddaughter Hailey Koepp.

Frank F. Hally Frank F. Hally, 65, of Minneapolis formerly of Belle Plaine passed away on Tuesday December 24, 2013. Mass of Christian Burial was Monday, December 30, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Prairie Catholic Church (201 East Church Street) in Belle Plaine with Father Michael Kaluza as celebrant of the Mass. Visitation was Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at Church. Interment was in the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Belle Plaine. Frank was born on July 29, 1948 in New Prague the son of Matt F. and Dorothy M. (Blau) Hally. He received the sacraments at Our Lady of the Prairie Catholic Church in Belle Plaine. Frank grew up in Belle Plaine and graduated from the Belle Plaine High School. He was a sports fan who thoroughly enjoyed watching the Minnesota

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Twins and Vikings. Frank kept up with current events and was always up for a good debate. He was very friendly and sociable and will be remembered for his constant smile. Frank loved to have fun and was a very independent person. He will be remembered for his tremendous courage when faced with life challenges. Frank is preceded in death by his father and mother, Matt F. and Dorothy M. Hally; and sister, Joyce K. Hally. Frank is survived by his loving family; sister, Rita (Tim) Fahey of Norwood Young America; niece, Anna (Nick) Molnau of Belle Plaine; nephew, John T. Fahey and special friend, Tami Harms of Norwood Young America; great nieces and nephews, Eric, Haley and Logan Molnau and Aubrey and Brody Fahey; uncle and godfather, Gene Blau of Bloomington; cousins; other relatives and friends. Casket bearers were John T. Fahey, Nick Molnau, Eric Molnau, John Blau, Tom Blau, George Effertz and Bill Effertz. Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia. www.johnsonfh.com.

Dorothy E. Diers Pendley Dorothy Elaine Diers Pendley, 89, went with her Lord Sunday December 15, 2013 in Flagstaff, AZ. A memorial service will be held at Peace Lutheran Church, 3430 N. 4th St., in Flagstaff on January 5, 2014 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Warren Ueckert officiating. Mrs. Pendley was born in Blakeley, Minnesota on August 6, 1924 to Frank and Anna Diers. Dorothy was baptized and confirmed in the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Belle Plaine, Minnesota. She graduated from Belle Plaine High School in 1942, and worked in Minneapolis/ St. Paul. In 1953 she moved to Phoenix, AZ. Dorothy married Tom Pendley of Oak Creek Canyon, AZ, on October 1, 1955 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Phoenix. She helped Tom manage the family’s apple farm at Slide Rock from ’63-‘85. In lean years, she helped keep the operation afloat by working at Motorola in Phoenix. She completed an Associates Degree while raising three children and went to work for the Maricopa Medical center as a Medical records technician until her retirement. Dorothy and Tom enjoyed their

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retirement by traveling all over the United States and Europe, keeping detailed travelogues for the family to enjoy. Dorothy was a faithful letter writer her entire life, culminating with the Christmas Cards sent just a week before her passing. She was an avid card player. Her final years found her beating family and friends regularly at hearts, rummy, and Yahtzee. Dorothy was a quiet gentle soul who made an indelible mark on her children’s hearts. She leaves behind her children, Kathy Shaw (Ed) of Flagstaff, Karen Harkey (John) of Flagstaff, Tom Pendley III (Kathy) of Phoenix as well as grandchildren, Maya Shaw, Brooke Warren, and Orion Pendley; sister-in-law, Nina Lovett of AZ; nephews, Ronald, Eugene, and Lyle Muehlenhardt and Paul Diers of Minnesota and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Tom; her parents; her brothers, Alfred Muehlenhardt and Milan Diers as well as many in-laws. Donations in her memory may be made to Peace Lutheran Church, 3430 N. 4th St., Flagstaff, AZ 86004.

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Our Lady of The Prairie Catholic Church - Belle Plaine Fr. Michael Kaluza 952-873-6564 Tuesday, December 31 8:00 am. Rosary 8:30 am. Mass 9:00 am – 6:00 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration Solemnity of Mary Vigil 7:00 p.m. Mass Wednesday, January 01 8:00 am. Rosary 8:30 am. Mass 9:00 am – 10:00 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration Thursday, January 02 8:00 am. Rosary 8:30 am. Mass Friday, January 03 First Friday 8:00 am. Rosary 8:30 am. Mass 9:00 am – 11:30 am. Eucharistic Adoration Saturday, January 04 First Saturday 8:00 am. Rosary 8:30 am. Mass 4:15 p.m. Mass Sunday, January 05 Epiphany of the Lord 8:00 am Mass 10:00 am Mass Tuesday, January 07 8:00 am. Rosary 8:30 am. Mass 9:00 am – 11:00 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration Wednesday, January 08 8:00 am. Rosary 8:30 am. Mass 9:00 am – 10:00 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration St. John Lutheran Church 148 S. Chestnut Street Belle Plaine, MN 56011 Pastor Mark Johnson sjlc@frontiernet.net 952-873-6492 Saturday, January 4 7:00 Weight Watchers Sunday, January 5 Holy Communion 8:00 & 10:30 Worship 9:15 Sunday School Monday, January 6 8:00 Men’s Bible Study 6:30 Boy Scouts Tuesday, January 7 10:00 Cardinal Ridge 11:00 Lutheran Home 1:00 Kingsway 7:00 Esther Circle Wednesday, January 8 5:30 Pizza 6:00 5th & 6th Connect 7:30 Worship 7:00 7th & 8th FMS Children

Daniel C. Doyle, Jr., 97, of Farmington, passed away December 21, 2013. Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday, December 28 at 11 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Farmington. Visitation was from 10-11 a.m. prior to the Mass at church. Interment was at St Michael’s Holy Family Academy & Cemetery. Chapel Traditional Latin Mass Daniel is survived by his 10679 182nd St., children, Charles (Marjorie), Belle Plaine, MN 56011 Kathleen (Dale) Kessler, (952) 873-2582 or 873-6613 Donald (Bernadette), Alice (coord.) (Bob) Henry, Mary (Tony) Fr. Christopher Leith Shotliff and Joe (Annette); Sundays 17 grandchildren; and 26 2:15 p.m. Confessions great-grandchildren; siblings, Dorothy Fischer and Frances 2:40 p.m. Rosary / 3 p.m. Mass Noren; also by other loving Academy Mass - call for times relatives and friends. St. John-Assumption Parish He is preceded in death by his 26523 200th Street wife, Pearl; grandson, Rick; Belle Plaine, MN 56011 siblings, William, Harold, and Father Sam George; and brother-in-laws, 507-248-3550 Clarence Fischer and Eugene Sundays: 10 a.m. Mass Noren. St. Paul’s United Church of Christ 111 S. 6th Street, Henderson Senior Dining Pastor-Deb Meyer Seniors 60 years and older are 507-248-3594 (Office) invited to join us for Lunch at 11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. For dining reservations please call 952-873-6311 three days prior between the 9 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. weekdays. A contribution of $3.75 is requested for each meal. Meals are served at 11:30 a.m. Cardinal Ridge Apartments CAP Agency Senior Dining

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West Union Lutheran Church East Union Lutheran Church 15820 Market Ave. 15180 Cty. Rd. 40 Cologne, MN 55315 Carver, MN 55315 Church: 952-466-5678 952-448-3450 westunion1@juno.com Sundays Pastor: Wolfgang Laudert 9 a.m. Worship (Holy Communion Saturday, January 4 on the 1st, 3rd, & 5th Sundays) 7:30 a.m. Men’s Group 10 a.m. Fellowship Time & SS Sunday, January 5 Redeemer Lutheran Church 9 a.m. Worship 10 a.m. Sunday School 14226 W. 280th Street, R: Bev Olson Henderson, Tuesday, January 7 Pr. Diane Goulson 7:30 p.m. Women of Faith 507-665-2932 Wednesday, January 8 On Highway 19, 2 miles East 6 p.m. Sweet Hour of Prayer of Highway 169 6:30 p.m. Confirmation Sunday, Jan. 5 7 p.m. Choir 8:30 a.m. Education Hour 9:30 am Worship with St. Joseph Catholic Church Communion 213 South 6th Street Wednesday, Jan. 8 Henderson, MN 56044 6:30-8 p.m. Confirmation 507-248-3550 Weekday Mass: Tuesday, River Rock Church Thursday, Friday 8:30 a.m. PO Box 184, Saturday Mass: 5:00 p.m. Belle Plaine, MN 56011 Sunday Mass: 8:00 a.m. www.riverrockchurch.com info@riverrockchurch.com Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church Worship at Chatfield Elem. 500 West Church Street School Belle Plaine, MN 56011 @ 330 S. Market Street 952-873-6545 Ministry Center: Pastor John H. Meyer 124 W. Main Street, BP www.trinitybelleplaine.org (952) 873-5453 Tuesday, December 31 Lead Pastor Chris Teien 7 p.m. New Year’s Eve Service Associate Pastor Dan Jetto (Usher Team 4) (Please call for locations) Wednesday, January 1 * denotes 330 S. Market No School ** denotes 124 W. Main St. Thursday, January 2 Wednesday, Jan 1 NO Kids Bible Adv Club & Jr School Resumes 8:25 a.m. School Chapel High Youth Group Sunday, January 5 NO Sr High Youth Group 8 a.m. Adult Bible Study Sunday, Jan 5 9 a.m. Worship Service with 10-11:15 AM   Worship Svc* 3:30-5:00 PM   Bible Quizzing Communion (Usher Team 5/ Video: Anderson) Senior Choir Practice** Sings Monday, Jan 6 7-8:30 PM  Men’s Acts 29 Bible 10 a.m. Coffee Hour (Hosted by Various Families) Study** 10:30 a.m. Adult Bible Study and Wednesday, Jan 8 6:30-7:40 PM  Kids Bible Adv Sunday School 4 p.m. Martial Arts Class Club  & Jr High Youth Group* 6:30-8:00 PM  Sr High Youth 5:30 p.m. Open Gym Volleyball 7 p.m. Open Gym Basketball Group** Monday, January 6 Epiphany Zion Lutheran Church & 7 p.m. Men’s Bible Study at School Kingsway 14745 County Road 153 Tuesday, January 7 Cologne, MN 55322 6:30 p.m. PTO Meeting 952-466-3379 e-mail: brendathompsonzion@ 7 p.m. Trinity Knotters Wednesday, January 8 gmail.com 3:20 p.m. Faculty Bible Study Pastor: Eric Zacharias 6 p.m. Midweek Catechism Sunday, January 5 7 p.m. Senior Choir 8:30 a.m. Bible Study 8:45 a.m. Sunday school for First Presbyterian Church families 219 W. Main Street, Belle 9:30 a.m. Worship Plaine Baby shower for Dehnings fol952-873-2966 lowing service Pastor Don Genereux 7 p.m. TC^2 www.fpcbelleplaine.org 7:30 p.m. Bible Study fpcbelleplaine@frontiernet.net Monday, January 6th Welcome-Learn-Serve 8 p.m. Evangelism Meeting Inspirational Message Line Tuesday, January 7th 952-583-3302 Basketball vs. Chaska Sunday, January 5th Dartball vs. Mayer 9:00 am Worship Service Wednesday, January 8th Service of the Lord’s Supper 6 p.m. Tree Decorating Church Council Meeting 7 p.m. Confirmation Class Immediately follows worship ser7:30 p.m. Choir vice Mon.-Fri., January 6-10 FPC serves Meals on Wheels Wednesday, January 8th All reports for Fiscal year 2013 due in church office.

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

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The bell was housed in the bell tower atop the 1897 building and was used to call the young students in from the playground. The building was razed in 1971.

District’s Historic School Bell (continued from page 1)

the old school bell displayed in the PAC entry way to produce the sound effect. “Jeff Heine came up with the idea for “A Christmas Carol,” and I loved it. I thought it was very meaningful to use it in a school play 116 years later,” said Allie Jacobson, a BPHS English teacher and one of the play’s directors. She had no idea the bell was in the building. “It worked perfectly. Jeff and I both love the idea of restoring old historical items and reusing them. This was a perfect fit.”

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The exact background of the bell brings more questions than answers. Some of the former teachers and district employees who are still around are a bit fuzzy when it comes to exact dates surrounding the bell. Ollie Heitkamp and Dick Peterson, former teachers who arrived in the late-1950s and early-1960s, respectively, said the bell was not atop the building when they started teaching in Belle Plaine. Dave Harms said his father, Maynard, acquired the bell from a former colleague, Fran Richards. He was the district’s former band director from the 1950s through the mid-1970s. He kept the bell at a family house on Lake Minnetonka. Richards lived in a boarding house near the school, Peterson said, until the roads from the lake to Belle Plaine became more suitable for the daily commute.

In 1970, voters OK’d a $425,000 bond to demolish the 1897 building and build an addition on to the 1929 building. But by 1970, the bell was long gone, though nobody seems to remember exactly when it, as the saying goes, left the building. The current district staff is curious to know how Richards came to possess the bell. David Harms said the bell made its way from Lake Minnetonka to the Harms family’s back yard shortly after Richards’ passing in the late-1970s. “Each year, dad and some of the other teachers would go up there and visit,” Harms said. The bell was part of a wish well display that Harms copied in his back yard. “My sister (Laura) and I would throw coins in it.” He recalled students sneaking into the family’s backyard and ringing the bell long after dark. While the elder Harms didn’t mind the prank, it sent his children scurrying to the windows hoping to catch a glimpse of the perpetrators. “Eventually, he took the clapper out of it,” David Harms said. The bell was returned to the district with the clapper. When Enid Harms passed away in 1996 and Maynard died in 2008, the children realized what to do with the bell had never been discussed. David and Laura didn’t want to sell the bell. “It’s a piece of history,” he said. “It was never about getting a few bucks for it. We wanted it to stay in town.”

Dayton Appoints Lakeville’s Vandelist to District Court Bench Gov. Mark Dayton recently appointed a Lakeville attorney, Mark Vandelist, to a First Judicial District judgeship. Vandelist will be chambered at the Le Sueur County Courthouse in Le Center. He is an attorney and partner in the firm of Vandelist & Vandelist. Vandelist earned a bachelor’s degree from American University in Washington, D.C. and his law degree from Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul. A certified civil trial specialist, Vandelist serves as an arbiter with the American

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Today, January 1st is the birth anniversary of Jerome David (J.D.) Salinger. J.D. Salinger was born in 1919. He wrote a number of short stories for various magazines and released his famous novel, “The Catcher In the Rye”, in 1951. It is regarded as one of the greatest books of the 20th century. It turned out to be his only novel. Two years after releasing the novel and dealing with new found fame, Mr. Salinger went into seclusion in New Hampshire and stayed out of the public eye until his death on January 27, 2010. The story centers on Holden Caufield and his thinking and actions as he sorts out growing up through his teen years. The acceptance of “The Catcher In the Rye” has been quite mixed. In many schools, it was required reading in literature classes. In other schools, it was banned. In the year 1981, this novel had the distinction of being the most censored book and at the same time, the second most used novel in the United States public school system. Many libraries refused to carry the book because in those days, the language in the book was considered to be too vulgar. To this day, as many as a quarter million copies of the book sell world-wide each year and over 65 million copies of the book have been printed. I went to our on-line card catalog at URL: http://www.scott.lib. mn.us/ and did a search on J. D. Salinger. We do carry a biography, several compilations of his short stories, some books containing analysis of his writing, and his famous novel. If this is a novel that you had heard of, but never read, you might consider seeing what you missed. This may be a novel that you may want to re-read to see what you may have missed or forgotten. In either case, we would be happy to help you check out this classic novel. We are running our increasingly popular winter reading program geared for adults again this year. It is called “Winter Jackets: Winter Reading for Adults”. It starts on January 2 and runs through the end of February. Visit the library or www.scott.lib.mn.us for more details. It is good fun and has been well received in previous years. This is the year that you should join in. Library Hours: Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday & Monday: Closed Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday 1-8 p.m. Thursday 1-8 p.m. Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. New Arrivals January 1, 2014 Adult Non-Fiction: LasVegas 2014 Fodor’s Travel Guide Florida 2014 Fodor’s Travel Guide 101 Ways To Stitch /Craft/ Create for All Occasions by D&C The Tragedy of Liberation A History of the Chinese Revolution 1945-1957 by Frank Dikötter Stumbling Giant The Threats to China’s Future by Timothy Beardson The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François The Bully Pulpit Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin The Cat Whisperer by Mieshelle Nagelschneider When Will The Heaven Begin by Ally Breedlove Salinger by David Shields Adult Fiction: Accused by Lisa Scottoline The Final Cut by Catherine Nearer Than the Sky by T. Greenwood The Hungry Season by T. Greenwood Coulter Dust by Patricia Cornwell The Apartment by Greg Baxter Hunted by Karen Robards Innocence by Dean Koontz Hot Age by Kay Hooper The Spook Lights Affair by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini Adult Paperback Fiction: Rage by Debra Webb Take Me Home for Christmas by Brenda Novak Young Adult Fiction: The TimeTraveling Fashionista and Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile by Bianca Turetsky Books on CD: The First Phone Call From Heaven by Mitch Albom Fifth Grave Past the Light by Darynda Jones DVDs: Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney Easybooks: Boris and Stella and the Perfect Gift by Dara Goldman Loula Is Leaving for Africa by Anne Villeneuve Train by Elisha Cooper EasyBoard Books: Rainbow Fish Opposites by Marcus Pfister Elmo’s Christmas Snowman by Naomi Kleinberg You Go First by Mercer Mayer A Bedtime Prayer by Sanja Rescek. “REFUSE TO BE VICTIMized”

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Belle Plaine OK’d for ‘Readiness’ Program Wrapping up the year’s business just before Christmas, the Belle Plaine School Board OK’d a property tax levy that will achieve directors’ targeted increase of 3 percent in 2014. The school board unanimously approved a 2014 levy of $4,582,366.48. The approved amount is a reduction from the district’s preliminary levy of $4,641,256.50 – an amount that would have increased the levy by almost 4 percent. The approved 3 percent increase will raise the school district’s share of property taxes by $41 on a residential property with a taxable valuation of $150,000, said Chuck Keller, the district’s business manager. The district was able to trim the growth of its levy by 1 percent by reducing the amount it levies for funds it controls -- debt service, safe schools and unemployment. Many of the other funds funded by the district’s overall property tax levy are controlled by formulas set by the legislature. The formula for those funds prevented the board from reducing the amount levied in those areas. The safe schools fund contains money used for safety-related projects, like cameras and building security. Debt service is money the district uses to repay bonded debt. Unemployment is money the district uses to repay a successful unemployment claim. “We’re not against safe schools,” Smith said. “We can backfill those funds later.” The amount the district will levy locally is a blend of numbers based on state formulas and local decisions. But approximately three-fourths of the district’s overall $18 million still comes from the state in the

form of per-student aid.

Ramp Up Grant OK’d

Smith announced during the Dec. 23 meeting, the board’s last of 2013, the district had been selected to receive the Ramp Up to Readiness grant. All that’s left to be determined is whether the program is implemented next year during the 2014-15 school year or the following school year. That decision will be made this winter or early spring. “We hope we’re selected for next year. We feel this is a good program and we’d like to get started,” Smith said. The intent of the program is to help students be better prepared for what they want to do after graduating from BPHS. History shows most might want to attend a four-year college or university. Others enroll at a twoyear college, attend a technical college, enlist in the military or enter the workforce. Ramp Up to Readiness is designed to help each students select the classes available to them that best prepare the student for their respective goals. By reducing the length of a class period by a few minutes through a selected school day – most likely a Tuesday or Thursday – teachers and district staff can meet with students during an additional period at the end of the day to help the students prepare for their selected path. The additional period will not extend the school day since it uses time taken from other hours during a given day, Smith said. A student intent on attending a four-year university will work with teachers and staff to select and be prepared for challenging classes geared toward college enrollment. A student intent on entering the workforce or military service can select classes that will complement their vocational interests, he said. The curriculum is available to the Belle Plaine School Dis-

trict at no cost for the first two years thanks to a federal grant to the U of M. After that, it can be reproduced and continuously used until the school feels it needs to be updated. Dave Kreft, Belle Plaine JuniorSenior High School principal, said the Ramp Up to Readiness curriculum is currently worth between $1,500 and $2,000. In other action at the Dec. 23 meeting, the Belle Plaine School Board: • Paid bills totaling $828,881.77. • Approve the hiring of Marcy Boblitt as an early childhood special education teacher for the remaining 100 days of the school year for $20,843.68. • Approve a Jordan eighthgrader attending Belle Plaine schools Dec. 9, 2013. • Approve two Belle Plaine fifth- and ninth-graders enrolling in Le Sueur-Henderson schools. • Approve a Belle Plaine kindergartner attending Jordan schools effective Sept. 3, 2014. • Accepted the formal audit of the district’s financial statements for the 2012-13 fiscal year. Smith said the audit confirms the Belle Plaine School District’s stable financial condition and our comparative operations costs to districts its size. • Approved a motion to bring student activity accounts under school board control effective July 1, 2014 rather than control of individual groups of clubs. This move was recommended by the auditor will not change the overall function of our activity accounts. The change will require the school board to additionally review monthly activity account transactions. • Approved policies dealing with curriculum development, instructional curriculum, textbooks and instructional materials, transportation of students. The board also OK’d a first reading of a policy on alternative programs.

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Thirty Years Ago This Week

Skating Into the New Year Young people tested out their new skates at the Belle Plaine rinks in the days following Christmas of 1983. The organizational meeting of the Belle Plaine City Council was held Jan. 3 with Mayor Fran Schuman making a number of appointments. Among them was Orville Heitkamp being named acting mayor when Schuman is absent. The law firm of Krass, Meyer and Kanning was hired for another year as the city’s legal firm. City Administrator Dave Unmacht stated that he had already received 15 resumes for the position of police chief. He added that he was expecting between 50 and 100 applications for the job. Police Chief Rod Peddycoart was resigning over a salary dispute. The Scott County Board of Commissioners appointed Second District Commissioner Tony Worm as its 1984 chairman, replacing First District Commissioner William Koniarski. Worm had been a member of the county board for 21 years. Dick Mertz of Shakopee was named vice chairman. The Scott County Board of Commissioners would again consider a specific racetrack site endorsement even though a similar attempt had died at the request of Shakopee developers. The decision to again reconsider the site endorsement followed a request that Tuesday by Metropolitan Council District Representative Ray Joachim. In his comments to the board, Joachim said the Shakopee site rated high marks in all categories of concern by the Met Council. Belle Plaine stores were starting the new year in 1984 by reducing their Friday night hours. They would close at 8 p.m. instead of the customary 9 p.m. Most store owners agreed that over the years there became less and less traffic after 8 p.m. The fact that the bank closed at 8 p.m. and the high school sports began about then were believed to be two contributing factors. The new year brought relief to the record cold of late December. Just 10 days after shivering through a record piercing cold snap, area residents felt the mercury soar above freezing for the first time in a month. The temperature reached 42 degrees here on Jan. 3, melting much of the snow.

The Belle Plaine High School boys’ basketball team stayed active during the holiday period by placing third at a tournament in Gaylord. The Tigers were beaten by eventual tournament champion Nicollet 73-59 in the first game before fighting off a scrappy team from Belview 51-48 in the battle for third place. Against Nicollet, the Tigers were led by Bill Fogarty’s 17 points, followed closely by Kevin Wolpern with 16 and Jeff Fogarty 10. The high scorers against Belview were Kevin Wolpern (16), Jeff Miller (13) and Bill Fogarty (10).

60 Years Ago (1954)

At the annual meeting of the MinValley Milk Cooperative, the noted George Grimm was the guest speaker. The event commemorated the completion of 10 years of operation of MinValley. In 1953, the plant processed over 150,000,000 pounds of milk, or an average of 410,000 pounds per day. Local firemen responded to a call at the George Hespenheide farm. It was a burning chimney and the blaze was extinguished without damage to the house. Edna Clara Stier, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stier, died suddenly at the hospital in Rochester. She was 44 years old. The installation of Rev. Roland Gurgel as the new pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church of Belle Plaine was carried out at impressive services. Rev. L.F. Brandes of Jordan was the installing officer. Rough Aslar Lodge No. 177 A.F. & A.M. of Belle Plaine held installation of officers. Officers elected and appointed were Francis Richard, master; Robert Anderson Sr., warden; Walter Leise Jr., warden; Fred Hillstrom, secretary; Walter Gatz, treasurer; Robert Smith Sr., deacon; Byron Doyle Jr., deacon; Ed Ploetz, chaplain; Wesley Battcher, tyler; Fred Tillquist, marshal; Orison Hahn Sr., steward; and Robert Sass Jr., steward. Stephen J. Huss, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Huss of Union Hill, died at a hospital in Minneapolis. He was 66 years old.

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At the Catholic church in Osakis took place the marriage of Miss Carol J. Grundman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Grundman of that city, to Patrick J. Fogarty of Belle Plaine. The most striking thing about the ushering in of the new year in this locality was the 36-degree midnight temperature. The unusually mild weather and excellent roads brought a big crowd to town. Rev. P.J. O’Connor, for many years pastor at Graceville, was named to the pastorate of Sacred Heart parish, Belle Plaine. Rev. Gordon MyCue, who had been acting pastor here since the death of Father Finley, went to St. Vincent’s parish, St. Paul. Word came from St. Paul of the death of Mrs. Rose Ashe. Mrs. Ashe was better remembered here as Rose Griffin, who was born and raised in the St. Thomas community. At the regular P.T.A. meeting, Bernard Casserly, reporter for the Minneapolis Star, served as moderator on a panel of young people attending Belle Plaine High School to discuss some of the problems of youth. Two Norwood youths, Robert Bailey and Orland Feltmann, were injured in a car-truck collision north of Shakopee. Bailey had shoulder and back injuries, and Feltmann had only minor bruises.

90 Years Ago (1924)

The new year came in with a complete reversal of the December weather trend. A week of extremely cold weather saw local thermometers drop to minus-32 degrees. Some householders had frozen water pipes. Dr. and Mrs. F.J. von Bohland left for Kansas City to spend the rest of the winter at the home of their son, Fred. James Devine Sr., who came to Belle Plaine with his parents in 1859, died in St. Paul, which had been his home most of his adult life. Wm. J. Sharkey and J.L. O’Connell, noted St. Thomas sheep breeders, were in St. Paul for the annual meeting of the state sheep breeders association.

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The 125 employees of Chard Tiling & Excavating and Rivers Edge Concrete made a sizable monetary donation to the Belle Plaine Area Food Shelf. The donation from employees and matching money from Connie and LeRoy Chard equals $10,000. The money employees donated was in lieu of gifts for the Chards. “Our employees answered the call,� said Tim Culp, vice president of operations for the Chard companies. “It shows we serve our local communities, that we’re interested in helping out the communities that have helped make us successful. It’s a way of giving back to the communities we serve.� The donation is one of the largest the Belle Plaine Area Food Shelf has ever received from a single company, said Pat

Ollhoff, a member of the food shelf’s board of directors. “We have received several donations from a lot of great people in the Belle Plaine community,� he said. The food shelf continues to give out food every week and recently averaged giving out a ton of food a week. It is open five hours a week. “We receive donations from companies and people that give $50 to $100 every month or every other month,� Ollhoff said. “We appreciate everyone’s donations that we need to keep the food shelf going.� The donations include a joint effort with Oak Crest Elementary School beginning in January. The backpack program provides students in need a small bag of food to help them thru the weekend.

Judge Denies Ciliberto’s Request Scott County Pay Attorney’s Fees

A district court judge has rejected Scott County Attorney Pat Ciliberto’s request the county be ordered to pay his attorney’s fees in the lawsuit over his 2013 salary. Judge Kevin Mark declined the request the court order Scott County pay Ciliberto’s attorney, John Fabian’s fee of $6,521.63. Ciliberto did win a raise through his appeal of the county board’s decision to set his 2013 at $138,432 – an 8 percent increase from 2012. In his request the county be ordered to pay legal fees, Fabian cited previous cases from other counties in Minnesota where the set by elected county boards were appealed to the court, citing arbitrary and capricious actions by county commissioners. Fabian also argued Ciliberto was acting in his official capacity as county attorney when he exercised his right to appeal his salary as granted by state law. He also argued that the case and its decision would also benefit the county in the future, and thus, the fees should be recoverable. But Mark, in rejecting the request, noted Ciliberto’s appeal was not for his departmental budget, but rather his own salary. He noted, “the court is without the authority to grant� Ciliberto’s request. Three years ago, when Ciliberto appealed a board decision

on his salary and the salaries of his top assistant county attorneys as part of the departmental budget, Scott County District Court Judge William Macklin, ordered the county pay attorney fees in excess of $13,000. Fabian also argued the fees should be granted because the Scott County Board acted in bad faith during settlement negotiations. In April, County Board Chairman, Commissioner Tom Wolf of Credit River Township, approved an additional 5 percent to the 3 percent increase to $131,840 the board OK’d in December of 2012. The additional 5 percent was withdrawn, Fabian argued, “because a commissioner who has previously consented to the settlement was getting cold feet and the parties no longer had an agreement.� But in rejecting the argument, Mark ruled there was no evidence in the record to prove the county board “acted vexatiously or wantonly or for oppressive reasons.� Mark’s decision comes just after the commissioners set the county attorney’s 2014 at $145,345. The 4 percent hike is part of a coordinated effort to move the salaries of county elected officials – the sheriff, county attorney and commissioners – toward the average of suburban metro area counties.

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Chris Schmitt was back from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, where he was in the lumber business ever since leaving Belle Plaine. The bus company was using plows attached to the rear of the busses to keep the snow from piling up in the middle of the road. Mrs. Jacob Barten died at her home in Carlos and her remains were brought to her old home at Union Hill for church services and burial. The Belle Plaine Commercial Club and the farm clubs of Belle Plaine, St. Lawrence and Blakeley townships held a joint get-together at Columbus Hall, where a program of entertainment was carried out. After the borough council had passed a milk ordinance and named Dr. Bromaghim as supervisor, 31 persons made written applications for licenses to distribute milk. James Corcoran, a resident of San Francisco Township since 1859, died in his 95th year on the farm on which he had lived for 65 years. Born in Kings County, Ireland, in 1825, he came to this country in his youth, married in Pennsylvania in 1852, and shortly after pioneered in Minnesota. A delegation of more than 30, many of whom were from east Belle Plaine Township, invaded the county commissioners meeting to petition for improvement of the town line road south from Jordan. The bank statements of the two local banks showed combined deposits of $700,000. The Sibley County Jail at Gaylord was filled to capacity, all 17 boarders being there for violation of the prohibition law.

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(5) City Administrator Let Go – As of about 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19, City Administrator David Murphy was no longer employed by the city of Belle Plaine. During a closed session, the city council voted to part ways with Murphy, effective immediately. During a closed session in June, the council came to a consensus not to renew Murphy’s contract when it expires on Dec. 31. January would have marked Murphy’s 10-year anniversary as the city administrator. Mayor Mike Pingalore did not go into any details as to why Murphy was let go before his contract expires on Dec. 31, only that the action will enable the city “to move quickly in a more progressive, efficient and effective manner.” Finance Director Dawn Meyer was appointed interim city administrator until a replacement for Murphy is hired. In his separation agreement with the city, Murphy would receive four months salary and health insurance (through Dec. 31), as well as accrued vacation and sick leave. Murphy’s salary at the time of his departure was $98,485. The council interviewed three finalists for Murphy’s replacement in the fall but did not hire either of them, instead opting to further review a new job description for the position. (6) OLP Expansion – Our Lady of the Prairie Catholic Church and School in Belle Plaine held a ground-breaking for its new parish life center on Aug. 4. OLP is constructing an 11,335square-foot addition on the southeast side of the existing church. The addition will be used as a gathering space, more offices and six classrooms. The existing school building, one of Belle Plaine’s oldest structures, will be demolished after completion of the new building. The estimated total cost of the project is $1.8 million, much of which was raised by various fund-raisers by the church and its members. Plans are to complete construction this spring. (7) Street Improvement Project – The Belle Plaine City Council awarded the bids for the 2013 street and utility improvement project to Chard Tiling at the low bid of $1,304,218, which was $196,000 (13 percent) below the city engineer’s estimate of $1,500,000 for construction costs. The project would consist of West Main Street between Willow Street and Buffalo Street, Eagle Street between Park Street and Main Street and the 100 block of North Buffalo Street. In May, the council agreed to add nearly $14,000 to the cost of the overall project to help ease parking concerns at the municipal swimming pool. Angle parking would be constructed at South Willow Street adjacent to the pool. (8) Business Additions/Changes – Belle Plaine’s newest business addition opened Aug. 1 in the extensively remodeled former office and warehouse area adjacent to the Belle Plaine Country Store at 820 East Main Street. The name of the complex changed from Belle Plaine Country Store to Genesis Town and Country, which includes the Hardware Hank brand and image. Genesis General Manager Joe Spinler said the total amount of retail space was expected to more than double – from 5,000 square feet to approximately 12,000 square feet. Another notable business addition in Belle Plaine included Main Street Donut and Deli in the former Duets building downtown, which the owners of Broadway Market in downtown Jordan, Tim and Linda Heng, purchased from Mary and Rick Krant. Also, Legacy opened at 106 North Meridian Street downtown. Legacy offers a variety of health shakes and other wellness foods and programs. The business opened under the ownership of Jessica Schrupp, Jeff Miller, Janeen Meyer, Lainey and Jeremy Schwartz. The motel on Highway 169 in Belle Plaine, most recently FairBridge Inn and Suites and before that AmericInn, was purchased by Neil and Tina Bhakta of Eden Prairie. The Bhaktas changed the name to HomeTown Inn and Suites, which they independently own and operate. (9) Oh the Weather Outside – The weather of 2013 played havoc on a lot of lives, ranging from farmers and gardeners to high school spring sports participants. The cloudy, wet and cool weather in March and April did not make it feel much like spring in Minnesota, but the slushy snow and rain in those months did a lot to help reduce the drought conditions that had persisted since fall of 2012.According to the county rain gauge on the Ewald and Adella Gruetzmacher farm in Belle Plaine, 12.75 inches of snow/rain fell in Belle Plaine the first half of April alone. That was on top of the 12.50 inches of snow in March. Meanwhile, Belle Plaine’s spring sports teams were getting benched by Mother Nature for the better part of a month. In fact, the BPHS baseball team had already played 10 games by April 24 of the 2012 season. But on the same date in 2013, the Tigers had yet to play a game. The snow and chills of this past spring also played havoc on the golf, softball and track and field schedules. The Minnesota River Conference eventually decided to play all of its conference baseball and softball games as doubleheaders to help make up for lost time. In late summer, some crops were deteriorating as one of the most extensive late-summer heat waves in Minnesota history raged on. The Aug. 25 high of 96 degrees in the Twin Cities broke the 94-degree record set for that date in 1948. On Aug. 22, the mercury soared to 97 degrees, also breaking the previous record of 94 degrees for that date set in 1948. The heat had persisted for nearly a week and no end was expected until at least next Labor Day. The heat and lack of rain was sending the price of corn and soybeans upward as less supply creates a bigger demand. (10) Accomplishments at State – The Belle Plaine town baseball team ran out of steam (and pitchers) on Labor Day after logging 26 innings the day before, dropping the Class ‘C’ state championship game to Sartell by a 10-0 count in seven innings. The whirlwind Labor Day Weekend (games were played in Delano and Maple Lake) began with a 6-3 victory over Avon. Then on Sunday, the Region 6C champion Tigers won a pair of contests, outlasting Howard Lake 7-6 in 17 innings and Winsted 8-4 in the state semifinals. Against Sartell, the Tigers had their 10game winning streak snapped to cap the season at 19-17, including 9-4 in the RVL. A couple of months after the town Tigers’ surprising postseason run, the BPHS volleyball team was competing in the state volleyball tournament. The tourney started off disappointingly for No. 4 seed Belle Plaine as it dropped a hard-fought five-setter to first-time state entrant and No. 5 seed Fergus Falls at Xcel Energy Center. Although any hope the Tigers had of winning a state Class 2A title was washed away with the loss, they did end up of leaving St. Paul two days later packing a trophy and feeling pretty good about themselves following victories over Mora and Dassel-Cokato en route to winning the consolation (fifth place) trophy. The BPHS one-act play group put the finishing touches on another stellar year by capturing the school’s sixth “starred” performance rating in seven years and 10th in the last 20 years at the Minnesota State High School League One-Act Play Festival Feb. 8 in St. Paul. A total of 208 schools from Class 1A competed in one-act play in 2013. Last but not least, Belle Plaine bowler Sharon Carlson set a state record for a woman’s three-game series (867), which included her third career perfect game. She accomplished the feat May 5 at Mermaid Lanes in Mounds View.

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pumping and navigation. “Over his years on the department, this member has served as an officer on the command side as a lieutenant. He has also served on the administrative side as treasurer,” Otto continued. Benck is the son of Earl and Bev Benck, who live in Vernon City. He said they thought he “was crazy” to join the National Guard following high school and then in later years to also become a volunteer firefighter. Being a firefighter has had its ups and downs for Benck. Although most calls are routine, there are those, especially fatal traffic accidents, that scar the mind. The latest for Benck occurred two months ago on Highway 169 near Blakeley Trail, where 8-year-old Laura Maloney of Pine City was killed after the pickup she was riding in rear-ended a car, rolled into a ditch and was smashed by a horse trailer the pickup was pulling. Benck was also at the scene of one of the worst crashes in Belle Plaine history. It occurred a number of years ago during the New Year holiday period on Highway 169 in Belle Plaine. Four people were killed in the fiery crash that was caused by a wrong-way driver. Benck, an avid fisherman, has a trailer at Lake Winnibigoshish in north central Minnesota. “That’s my getaway,” said Benck, whose two grown sons – Jason and Josh – work for Anderson’s Family Resorts in nearby Walker on Leech Lake, another one of Minnesota’s most popular fishing lakes.

Benck, who is the only member of his family to ever become a firefighter, is the 36th recipient of the Belle Plaine Firefighter of the Year Award, an honor that has been a BPFD tradition since 1980. The award was presented to two firefighters in both 1990 and 1992, and to all who responded to the Oct. 19, 2005 blaze that destroyed the former professional building downtown.

Belle Plaine Firefighters of Year 1980 – Marv Hartman 1981 – Marv Hartman 1982 – John Buszmann 1983 – Marv Hartman 1984 – John Buszmann 1985 – Marv Hartman 1986 – Marv Hartman 1987 – Mike Herrmann 1988 – John Stier 1989 – George Herrmann 1990 – Vern Nyblom and Manley Stier 1991 – Mike Herrmann 1992 – Dan Herrmann and Mark Laabs 1993 – Chris Weldon 1994 – Terry Gregory 1995 – Gary Lockrem 1996 – Jack Schuneman 1997 – Marv Hartman 1998 – Matt Hartman 1999 – Kevin Soller 2000 – Todd Otto 2001 – Chris Weldon 2002 – Randy Koepp 2003 – Dave Otto 2004 – Tony Johnson 2005 – All Oct. 19 Firefighters 2006 – Travis Otto 2007 – Chris Meyer 2008 – Tim Murphy 2009 – Tony Olson 2010 – Paul Ludden 2011 – Kevin Soller 2012 – Steve Otto 2013 – Ron Benck

Union Hill St. John’s Catholic Church St. Scholastica Church Father John Burger and Deacon Bob Wagner New Year’s Eve Mass Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 6 p.m. at St. Scholastica New Year’s Day Mass Wednesday, Jan. 1 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Wenceslaus Saturday Mass at 8:15 p.m. at St. John’s Sunday morning Mass 8 a.m. at St. Scholastica, 10 a.m. at St. John’s No servers list due to early deadline No Wednesday 4:30 p.m. Mass until further notice Jeff and Sue Weiers entertained Sunday, Dec. 22, at a Christmas Party for Barb Weiers’ families. Gathering were Barb, Carissa and Katrina Weiers and friend Jo, Brandon, Holly and Tori Giesen, Cory Giesen and friend Jamie and Mason, George and Joan Lunde, Phil Sirek and friend Kathy, Chris Sirek, Al Weiers, Lauri Simon, Adam and Pam Simon, Kayell and Ruby, Dan and Shelly Weiers, Justin and Eric and friend Jill, and Flavian and Edna Weiers. Jason and Robbin, Carson and Brooklyn Weiers from Erhardt, MN, spent the Christmas holiday at the Greg and Jayne Weiers home. On Saturday, grandma Alice Schanus had her family Christmas party in the new heated garage at the Greg Weiers farm for all her families. Bridget and Dan Smith of Shakopee had Christmas evening dinner for the Weiers and Smith families. Dave and Rita (Weiers) Martinson, formerly of Lakeville, have moved to Lake Washington near St. Peter to make their home there. Their son has moved into their Lakeville home. Humor Corner: An elderly woman was sipping on a glass of wine while sitting on the patio with her husband.

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St. Thomas Mass is scheduled at St. Thomas Sunday, December 29 at 9 a.m. with Father James Burns. Masses are scheduled at St. Anne’s Church in Le Sueur at 5:15 p.m. Saturday and 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Christmas Day Mass was celebrated again this year in St. Thomas as Father James Burns officiated, and Marvin Halloran, Carlie and Mason Simon served Father at the altar. Over 150 attended. Brett Simon read the Liturgy, Kevin Halloran and Jim Connelly took up the collection, and James and Andy Oak took up the Gifts.  Jim Oak and Jim Walker were Eucharistic Ministers, and Jessie Retka, home from Utah, accompanied the St. Thomas Choir. Kevin Hebert accompanied Father and his dad on slick roads to from the cities to St. Thomas. Many St. Thomas families came home for Christmas and listened to Father’s enlightening sermon on the power of a baby at Christmas and received ‘celestial’ chocolates upon leaving the church after mass. We appreciate Father Burns and Father Hessian, also to Father Grafsky for his generous blessings. We love gathering for Mass at St. Thomas.  It’s truly a wonderful gift to be able to attend mass here.   When inquired after Christmas Mass where he would be spending the rest of the day John Burns, Father’s dad, sounded much like many other dads around here. He smiled modestly and said “I’m allowing my family to invade my home for the day.” Among the many family homes invaded for a bit during these holidays were Doc and Rita O’Connell who hosted a few Reaks/Megers, Gus couldn’t make it, must have been watching the game on his big TV. The whole O’Connell clan gathered at the Mike and Paula O’Connell home. Tilley Sullivan and Tony Hartman hosted members of the Leo and Meg Sullivan clan. Kevin and Beth Halloran had their branch of Hallorans in. Jim and Mary

Jean Halloran enjoyed their family and Mary’s sister Judy, Bruce and Colleen Budin hosted the Connellys, Retkas gathered at Chuck and Marie’s. Bradley Boren hosted the O’Briens. At an earlier gathering, Lynn Retka Stenzel, Kelly Holden, Julie Retka, David Byrne, Renee Retka and Brie Leigh gathered for a great night at the Cedar Cultural Center on December 21. They enjoyed listening to Nona and the Anonymous Choir. Following the performance they gathered at Longfellow Grill. Nona and the Anonymous Choir performed cover songs from Neil Young’s “After the Gold Rush” album. Nona is the daughter of Renee Retka, and Jerry and Catherine’s granddaughter. There’s a St Thomas connection at the Mayo Health Clinic in Le Sueur. Bethany Fixsen, a medical student and granddaughter of Ellie Boisen  Depuydt,   is “shadowing” Dr Halloran.  Our grandchildren are still here, wrestling, screaming and laughing around me, the little darlings. Daycare is closed.  This writer will be grandkidsitting our five younger ones, Andy, Katelyn, Tyler, Anna and Maddie, 4 thru 6 years old on this New Years’  Eve. Games, sledding, a movie and fireworks are planned. The wrestling, yelling and horseplay are unplanned, but expected, which brings my Grandma Burns’s most used phase to mind, “God help us all!” 

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BPHS Senior Clausen No Devil on Stage for Her First Opera There’s no hip-hop on her iPod, no heavy metal music or rap. You want show tunes? Mikhayla Clausen’s got lots of them at the ready. Put her on a stage in a musical and the Belle Plaine High School senior is in her element. Clausen’s done most everything she can do in high school theater here. She knows it’s time to look for new challenges. The daughter of Vicki and James Boruff, Clausen will perform in her first opera this month. She earned a minor female lead part in Minnesota Opera Project Opera’s presentation of “Griffelkin” Jan. 1012 at The Lab Theater in Minneapolis. Clausen plays the role of a letterbox in the opera, one of about 80 characters in the opera but one of the few females with singing parts. She performs in the second act and the first scene of the third act. While Clausen’s costume may not meet the stereotype of an opera, she will be singing in English. “No, I won’t be wearing a Viking helmet and wig,” Clausen said. “It’s a good part because almost everybody else is a devil.” It’s a far cry from the first opera she saw. Last fall, she and her mother visited Boston. They saw, “La Traviata,” an Italian opera with subtitles. “It was absolutely amazing,” Clausen said. “I fell in love with it.” As “Griffelkin’s” opening nears, she’s a bit nervous because there’s been precious little time for rehearsal with an accompanist. Clausen’s confidant her experience and ability will have her ready to go. She’s been in several one-act plays and school plays at Belle Plaine Junior-Senior High School and is more than capable of handling the acting, said Allie Jacobson, one of the directors of Belle Plaine’s fall musicals where Clausen has always exceeded expectations. “She’s talented enough to do it. This (opera) is something she’s always been interested in. Now it’s time for her to look further,” Jacobson said. “Someone with her talents, it’s great she’s pursuing it.” “Griffelkin” is the story of a young devil who travels to Earth to perform one bad deed for his 10th birthday. While wreaking havoc, he meets a young boy and girl mourning their mother’s death. Griffelkin is compassionate toward the children and brings

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‘Griffelkin’

Belle Plaine senior Mikhayla Clausen will perform in her first opera, a Minnesota Opera Project Opera’s presentation of “Griffelkin” Jan. 10-12 at The lab Theater in Minneapolis. When: Friday (Jan. 10), 7 p.m.; Saturday, 1 and 4 p.m.; Sunday (Jan. 12), 1 p.m. Where: The Lab Theater is at 700 First Street N. in Minneapolis. Tickets: $15 general admission, $5 for children under 18. their mother back to life. But his act angers the netherworld. Griffelkin is found guilty of treason against Hell and is exiled to Earth. Just when he is feeling alone, he learns the meaning of family.

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Clausen had to audition for a part in “Griffelkin.” Project Opera, a program for children ages 8-18 run by Minnesota Opera. Music Director Dale Kruse and Stage Director Daniel Ellis expect the young actors and singers to be on their toes. The fall auditions was way out of her comfort zone, intense with no guarantees, regardless of their resumes. Students competing for a spot in Project Opera were expected to dress properly for auditions. It’s a far cry from the laidback blue jeans and T-shirts atmosphere in Belle Plaine. “Here, they know what I can do (the directors in Belle Plaine),” Clausen said. “Your entire opera lies in that one audition. I had to get all dolled up and do my best and my best might not be good enough.” Kruse and Ellis cut the performers, especially the older students, little slack for being off the mark. Clausen said the professional directors treat the students as professionals and expect them to act accordingly. Rehearsals run for three hours during weekends with the work keenly focused on being ready for a live audience of patrons the cast is not related to and higher expectations than for a high school play. “This is her next step. She’s ready for the push. She’s ready for the critique,” Jacobson said. “Mikhayla doesn’t get that here because she does what we need her to do.”

Mikhayla Clausen She’s also known as a team player. Clausen has never been cast in the lead female role in Belle Plaine. Her junior year, Jacobson cast Clausen as Mrs. Paroo in the “Music Man” because she was best able to handle the singing, a soprano with an Irish brogue. She has also worked behind the scenes as a teacher’s assistant in English and music classes. She also works with younger choir students, helping them develop their ability and confidence. Musically, Clausen’s BPHS choir teacher, Cheryl Gorton, the choir director at Belle Plaine Junior-Senior High School, is also certain her student can handle the demands of opera. Like Jacobson, she’s planning to attend the opera to see Clausen perform. “I’ve already bought my ticket,” Gorton said. Clausen sings in the high soprano range and has the ability to handle vibrato, the fluttering of her voice. Gorton took note of the maturity in Clausen’s voice when she was just an eighth-grader. Clausen earned a spot on the state honors choir as a sophomore. As a junior, she earned a superior rating and was named best at site in the section choir competition. Clausen’s ability allowed her to sing a solo when the choir performed at Mall of America before Christmas. “She knew early on she had an ear for a different sound and the desire to use it,” Gorton said. “She’s just flourished the past couple of years.” Clausen is hoping her performance in “Griffelkin” is the first of many operas. After graduation, she plans to study music at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

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Shakopee Moratorium Snuffs Out Hookah Lounges, Shisha Bars

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If you’re interested in one day soon firing up a hookah pipe at a lounge in Shakopee, you’ll have to wait at least six months until the end of a city-OK’d moratorium on the approval of the establishments. The city has received inquiries from people potentially interested in opening a hookah lounge or shisha bar – businesses that offer multiple patrons the opportunity to concurrently smoke tobacco via hose-fed hookahs pipes. But the city isn’t quite certain how to regulate such businesses so the police department called for the moratorium, the Shakopee Valley News recently reported. Shakopee Police Chief Jeff

Tate said the nature of hookah lounges and shisha bars necessitates a second look. The city is concerned that the businesses could test the boundaries of the Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act. The act permits sampling of tobacco products indoors. But the city is concerned the term, sampling, maybe open to varying interpretations. Other concerns include other air-quality issues, electrical codes, fire codes and overall zoning, the newspaper reported. The city wants to decide how it will address those issues before a request to permit hookah lounges and shisha bars is submitted.

LS-H Ponders Adding Girls’ Soccer, Merging With St. Peter High A high level of interest in adding girls’ soccer to the co-curricular offerings Le Sueur-Henderson students have access to has the school district looking at all its offerings and how it will add or subtract programs. The district is also considering when the addition of programs might best be facilitated by a cooperative agreement with a neighboring or nearby school district, like it has with St. Peter for ice hockey. The interest in adding girls’ soccer was considered last year, but tabled to this year, the Le Sueur News-Herald recently reported. Instead, the school board developed a survey based on a Q & A borrowed from St. Peter and tweaked for Le Sueur-Henderson. The point of the survey is to determine if there are other interests that could be met via a cooperative agreement.

Dave Swanberg, the high school’s activities director, is concerned that adding one sport, like girls’ soccer, could detract from another activity. Director Henry Endres, the school board’s chairperson, asked if it is worthwhile to add a sport if it negatively impacts another. A survey of students in sixth through 11th grade indicated about 10 girls per class are interested in soccer. Swanberg said all activities are struggling to varying degrees with participation. Superintendent Rich Hanson suggested the district could improve levels of participation through cooperative agreement with other schools or leave them as is, the newspaper reported. The district could cooperative compete in wrestling with St. Peter. A co-op agreement would move the team from Class A to AA.

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Winter goes a lot faster with a good book! Or 10. Here’s a chance for adults to have fun with a reading program just for them. Winter Jackets: Winter Reading for Adults begins Jan. 2 and runs through Feb. 28 at all Scott County Library branches. Stop in at your local library starting Jan. 2 and receive a start-up prize (while supplies last). Read or listen to library books; then fill out a short book review for a chance to win some fun prizes. We’ll have book reviews on display at each library. For more information, visit www.scott.lib.mn.us or contact your local library, which in Belle Plaine is 952-873-6767.

Volunteers for the CarverScott Humane Society will hold a pet adoption on Saturday, Jan. 4 from noon to 3 p.m. It will be hosted at PETCO in Chaska, which is located off old Highway 41 and Pioneer Trail. CSHS is without its own building and all pets are housed in foster care. All cats and dogs have been micro ID implanted, vet checked, wormed, had shots updated, checked for friendly temperaments and age appropriately spayed/neutered. Adoption fees are $175+ for cats and $210+ for dogs. Call the Society for more information on adopting a homeless pet at 952-368-3553 or visit www.carverscotths.org.

The Scott County Sheriff’s Citizens’ Academy will meet Monday evenings for nine weeks starting Jan. 27. Applicants should be 18 years of age and live, work or attend school in Scott County. Preference is given for first time applicants. All applications must be submitted by Jan. 15. Participants must agree to allow the Sheriff’s Office to run a background check. Class size is limited. The purpose of the Scott

County Sheriff’s Citizens’ Academy is to increase citizens’ awareness of law enforcement and provide information to the citizens who attend so they can make informed decisions about police activity. The academy is designed to dispel suspicions and misconceptions and to promote relationships between the Sheriff’s Office and the community to whom we serve. For an application or more information, visit www.co.scott. mn.us or call 952-496-8833.

Broz Hotel Wants OK for Larger Patio as Belle Plaine Police Report Part of Renovation

The week of Dec. 23-29, Belle A person on the 100 block of Plaine police responded to the South Cedar Street called for following selected calls: medical help at 9:50 a.m. A woman, 82, was suffering chest pain. She was transported to an Monday, Dec. 23 area hospital. A woman on the 1200 block of Southridge Court reported A woman on the 1000 block at 2:32 a.m. the theft of beer. of East Enterprise Drive asked The malted beverage was later police at 1:33 p.m. to unlock a vehicle. returned. Friday, Dec. 27 Tuesday, Dec. 24 A woman on the 1000 block of A person on the 900 block of East State Street asked police at Ivy Hills Road called for medi3:14 a.m. to unlock a vehicle. cal help at 9:16 a.m. A woman was transported to an area hosA person on the 200 block pital. of West State Street called for medical help at 6:14 a.m. after A person on the 200 block an elderly woman suffered a of West State Street called for medical help at 11:33 a.m. It fall. was a false alarm. A man on the 1000 block of Lacy Lane reported at 11:52 At 5:39 p.m., a vehicle was a.m. a snowmobile being driv- stopped near the intersection of East Commerce Drive and en through his front yard. South Ash Street for speeding. A man reported at 7:52 p.m. The driver was warned about a property-damage crash at the the excess speed and then cited intersection of East Main and for driving with a suspended liSouth Linden streets. cense. A woman near the intersection A person at a business on the of Highway 169 and Old High- 1000 block of East Enterprise way 169 Boulevard reported Drive reported at 7:45 p.m. the at 10:56 p.m. a vehicle in the theft of vodka. Police are invesditch. The driver smelled of al- tigating. cohol. The driver was arrested after a portable breath test indi- A vehicle was stopped on the cated a blood-alcohol concen- 21000 block of Highway 169 at 11:55 p.m. The driver was tration of .121. cited for speeding and driving Wednesday, Dec. 25 with an expired license and At 1:01 a.m., police reported then taken into custody on an approximately 40 vehicles outstanding Blue Earth County around the city were issued arrest warrant. snowbird citations. Saturday, Dec. 28 A welfare check was per- A man on the 600 block of formed at a house on the 500 South Market Street called for block of West Forest Street at medical help at 6:13 p.m. A girl, 9:17 a.m. A man was arrested 17, took an ice hockey puck to for fifth-degree domestic as- the forehead. sault.

Owners of the Broz Hotel in New Prague are seeking a conditional-use permit from the city for a larger patio for dining and drinking. The New Prague Planning Commission recently supported the request and the city council will consider formal approval Tuesday (Jan. 7). The proposal is for 76 seats with an upper and lower seating area. Access to the patio will be through a dining room that is also being enlarged as part of an overall rehabilitation and restoration of the hotel at 212 Main Street W. (the

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former Schumacher’s Hotel), the New Prague Times recently reported. A 4-foot-tall brick fence will enclose the proposed patio at the hotel. City staff noted the height of the fence would not avert patio users from passing or receiving drinks over the fence. An additional obstacle is recommended to prevent the passing of drinks. If approved, the patio would be the fourth at businesses with dining and beverage consumption.

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Legal Notices NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: November 14, 2007 MORTGAGOR: Scott J Lundquist and Ruth T Lundquist, husband and wife, as joint tenants. MORTGAGEE: Bank of America, N.A.. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Filed January 18, 2008, Scott County Registrar of Titles, Document No. T188353 on Certificate of Title No. 33237. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: Nationstar Mortgage LLC. Dated January 3, 2013 Filed January 14, 2013, as Document No. T220638. Said Mortgage being upon Registered Land. TRANSACTION AGENT: NONE TRANSACTION AGENT’S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: NONE LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Bank of America, N.A. RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: Nationstar Mortgage, LLC MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 15026 Valley View Place, Savage, MN 55378 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 262910280 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 6, Block 3, Dufferin Park 12th Addition, Scott County, Minnesota. COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $353,500.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $396,910.95 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: July 23, 2013 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 January 23, 2014, unless that date falls on a weekend or legal holiday, in which case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None ”THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES

ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED.” Dated: May 16, 2013 Nationstar Mortgage LLC 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 21 - 12-006355 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, May 29 and June 5, 12, 19, 26 and July 3, 2013. NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE Pursuant to the provisions of Minnesota Statutes 580.07, the foregoing foreclosure sale is postponed until December 24, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN, in said county and state. Dated: October 22, 2013. Nationstar Mortgage LLC 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 21 - 12-006355 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, October 30, 2013. NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE Pursuant to the provisions of Minnesota Statutes 580.07, the foregoing foreclosure sale is postponed until February 25, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN, in said county and state. Dated: December 23, 2013. Nationstar Mortgage LLC 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 21 - 12-006355 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Tuesday, December 31, 2013.

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE DATE: November 19, 2013 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described Mortgage: INFORMATION REGARDING MORTGAGE TO BE FORECLOSED Date of Mortgage: May 2, 2008 Mortgagors: Charles E. Kajer and Jennifer A. Kajer, husband and wife Mortgagees: State Bank of New Prague Recording Information: Recorded on May 13, 2008, as Document Number A800275 in the Office of the County Recorder of Scott County, Minnesota. Assignments of Mortgage, if any: n/a INFORMATION REGARDING MORTGAGED PREMISES Tax parcel identification number of the mortgaged premises: 24.041.0050 Legal description of the mortgaged premises: Lot Five (5), Block One (1), Heritage Estates Subdivision No. 2, according to the plat thereof on file and of record in the office of the Register of Deeds, Scott County, Minnesota. Check here if all or part of the described real property is Registered (Torrens) ____ The physical street address, city, and zip code of the mortgaged premises: 803 Bruzek Lane, New Prague, MN 56071 OTHER FORECLOSURE DATA The person holding the Mortgage: (check one) ___ is a transaction agent, as defined by Minn. Stat. 58.02, subd. 30.

Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Tuesday, December 31, 2013.

The name(s) of the transaction agent, residential mortgage servicer, and the lender or broker, as defined in Minn. Stat. 58.02, is/are: The transaction agent's mortgage identification number, if stated on the Mortgage, is: _√_ is not a transaction agent, as defined by Minn. Stat. 58.02, subd. 30. The name(s) of the residential mortgage servicer and the lender or broker, as defined in Minn. Stat. 58.02, is/are: If stated on the Mortgage, the name of the mortgage originator, as defined in Minn. Stat. 58.02, is: State Bank of New Prague, 201 Central Avenue North, New Prague, MN 56071 INFORMATION REGARDING FORECLOSURE The requisites of Minn. Stat. 580.02 have been satisfied. The original principal amount secured by the Mortgage was $167,300.00 At the date of this notice the amount due on the Mortgage, including taxes, if any, paid by the holder of the Mortgage, is: $150,132.28. Pursuant to the power of sale in the Mortgage, the Mortgage will be foreclosed, and the mortgaged premises will be sold by the Sheriff of Scott County, Minnesota, at public auction on January 7, 2014, at 10:00 a. m., at lobby of the Scott County Law Enforcement Center, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN. The time allowed by law for redemption by Mortgagor or Mortgagors personal representatives or assigns is six (6) months after the date of sale. Minn. Stat. 580.04(b) provides, "If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, the notice must also specify the date on or before which the mortgagor must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property redeemed under section 580.23." If this statute applies, the time to vacate the property is 11:59 p.m. on July 7, 2014. 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. Name of Mortgagee or Mortgage Assignee: STATE BANK OF NEW PRAGUE Name and address of Attorney for Mortgagee or Mortgage Assignee: Steven D. Zard (#119751) WORNSON, GOGGINS, ZARD, NEISEN, MORRIS & KING, PC 119 East Main Street New Prague, MN 56071 (952) 758-4161 Published in the Belle Herald on Wednesdays, November 27 and December 4, 11, 18 and Tuesdays, December 24 and 31, 2013.

REQUEST FOR PROPROSALS Proposals will be received by the Scott County Purchasing Department GC218, Scott County Government Center, Shakopee, Minnesota, 55379-1220 until 2:00 o’clock p.m., Friday, January 10, 2014 for document scanning at Scott County. Copies of the proposal may be obtained at the Scott County Purchasing Department by emailing at jschultz@co.scott.mn.us or calling at 952.496.8568. Proposal requirements may also be obtained by visiting the Scott County Government Center, Purchasing Department GC218, Shakopee, Minnesota, 55379-1220 or online at the official Scott County website at www.co.scott.mn.us. The County reserves the right to reject any and all bids in the complete discretion of the County. Advertisement of proposals is pursuant to Minnesota Statues Sections 375.21, 471.345, and 471.35. Published in the Belle Herald on Tuesdays, December 24 and 31, 2013.

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF SCOTT FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT DISTRICT COURT probate division Court File No.: 70-PR-13-23626 NOTICE and order of hearing on petition for summary assignment or distribution Estate of Eugene Edward Schneider, Decedent. Notice is given that a petition has been filed requesting that the Estate assets be summarily assigned. The Petition also requests the appointment of Kelly Sonnicksen, whose address is 845 Braunworth Court, Chaska, MN, 55318 as Personal Representative of the estate in an unsupervised administration. If proper and no objections are filed or raised, the Personal Representative will be appointed with full power to administer the Estate, including the power to collect all assets, to pay all legal debts, claims, taxes and expenses, to sell real and personal property, and to do all necessary acts for the Estate. Any objections to the petition must be filed with the Court prior to or raised at the hearing. If proper, and if no objections or claims are filed or raised, the Court may issue a decree distributing or assigning the Estate's assets. It is Ordered and Notice is now

given that the Petition will be heard on January 16, 2014, at 9:00 a.m., by this Court at 200 Fourth Avenue West, Shakopee, Minnesota. Notice is further given that (subject to Minn. Stat. 524.3-801) all creditors having claims against the Estate are required to present the claims to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: December 19, 2013 Filed in Scott County Courts December 19, 2013 By the Court Ann M. Offermann Judge of District Court Delores A. Beussman, Deputy Court Administrator Published in the Belle Herald on Tuesdays, December 24 and 31, 2013.

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF SCOTT DISTRICT COURT FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No. 70-CV-13-22569 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE In the Matter of the Petition of Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, in relation to Certificate of Title No. 46401 issued for land in the County of Scott and State of Minnesota and legally described as follows: Unit No. 1604, CIC No. 1098, Providence Pointe Condominiums TO: Julie Selsvold Upon receiving and filing the Report of Examiner of Titles in the above-entitled matter, IT IS ORDERED, that you, and all persons interested, appear before this Court on February 25, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. in the Scott County Government Center, 200 Fourth Avenue West, City of Shakopee, County of Scott, State of Minnesota, and then, or as soon thereafter as the above-entitled matter can be heard, show cause, if any there be, why this Court should not enter an Order as follows: The Registrar of Titles, upon the filing with him of a certified copy of this Order, shall cancel Certificate of Title No. 46401 and enter a new certificate of title for the land therein described in favor of Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, subject to the recital with respect to encumbrances, liens and interests noted on CECT No. 36756, and also subject to the memorial of Document No. T223039, but free from all other memorials now appearing on the present Certificate of Title, the last of which is Document T223039, and free from the memorial of this Order. Attendance is required only by those who wish to object to the entry of the above-described Order. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, that this Order be served: (a) at least 14 days prior to such hearing upon the above-named parties residing in this State in the manner provided by law for the service of Summons in a civil action; (b) it shall be served at least 14 days before the hearing upon each of the above-named non-residents by sending a copy of this Order to the non-resident’s post office address, by registered or certified mail, return receipt; (c) except as provided in Paragraph (d) below, it shall be served upon each of the above-named parties who cannot be found by three weeks publication and by sending a copy of this Order at least 14 days prior to the hearing by first class mail to the last known address of such party and by sending another copy of this Order at least 14 days prior to the hearing by first class mail to the address of such party as stated on the Certificate of Title if an address is so stated, which service shall be deemed complete 21 days after the first publication; and (d) upon a dissolved, withdrawn or revoked business entity governed by Minn. Stat. Chp. 302A, 303, 317A, 322A, 322B or 323 in the manner provided by Minn. Stat. Section 5.25. Dated: December 12, 2013 Approved as to Form this 12th day of December, 2013 By: Bryce D. Huemoeller Examiner of Titles By: Michael A. Fahey Judge of District Court USSET, WEINGARDEN & LIEBO P.L.L.P By: Adam Soczynski, #0264805 Attorney for Petitioner 4500 Park Glen Road, Suite 300 Minneapolis, Minnesota 55416 (952) 925-3644 Telephone (952) 925-5879 Facsimile Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Tuesday, December 24 and 31, 2013 and Wednesday, January 8, 2014.

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF SCOTT DISTRICT COURT FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No.: 70-PR-13-22790 NOTICE of informal probate of will and informal appointment of personal representative and notice to creditors In Re: Estate of Francis Wayne Benci, Decedent. Notice is given that an Application for Informal Probate of Will and Informal Appointment of Personal Representative was filed with the Registrar, along with a Will dated June 23, 2005, to which there was no Codicil and no Separate Writing pursuant to Minn. Stat. 524.2-503. The Registrar accepted the application and appointed Frances Maria Roberts, whose address is 515 Sunny Acres Lane, Burnsville, MN 55306, to serve as the personal representative of the decedents's estate. Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative. Any objection to the appointment of the personal representative must be filed with the Court, and any properly filed objection will be heard by the Court after notice is provided to interested persons of the date of hearing on the objection. Unless objections are filed, and

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 unless the Court orders otherwise, the personal representative has the full power to administer the estate, including, after thirty (30) days from the issuance of letter testamentary, the power to sell, encumber, lease, or distribute any interest in real estate owned by the decedent. Notice is further given that, subject to Minn. Stat. 524.3-801, all creditors having claims against the decedent's estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court within four (4) months after the date of this notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: December 18, 2013 Filed in Scott County Courts December 18, 2013 Heather M. Kendall, Registrar Delores A. Beussman, Deputy Court Administrator Felix Law Office, P.A. Dennis J. Felix, Atty. License #28757 200 East Travelers Trail, Suite 215 Burnsville, MN 55337 (952) 894-8380 Published in the Belle Herald on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 and Wednesday, January 8, 2014.

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF SCOTT FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT DISTRICT COURT probate division Court File No.: 70-PR-13-22794 NOTICE of informal probate of will and appointment of personal representative and notice to creditors Estate of Gary Lynn Lattery, also known as Gary L. Lattery, also known as Gary Lattery, Decedent. Notice is given that an application for informal probate of the Decedent's Will, dated August 4, 1999, ("Will") has been filed with the Registrar. The application has been granted. Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed Margaret M. Lattery, whose address is 14655 Quebec Place, Savage, Minnesota, 55378, 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 in Minnesota including, after 30 days from the date of issuance of letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease or distribute real estate. Any objections to the probate of the Will or appointment of the Personal Representative must be filed with this Court and will be heard by the Court after the filing of an appropriate petition and proper notice of hearing. Notice is also given that (subject to Minn. Stat. 524.3-801) all creditors having claims against the Estate are required to present the claims to the Personal Representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: December 18, 2013 Filed in Scott County Courts December 18, 2013 Heather M. Kendall, Registrar Delores A. Beussman, Deputy Court Administrator Attorneys for Personal Representative Stephen E. Otto/ Karen K. Donohoo Otto Law, a professional association 1639 Larpenteur Avenue West St. Paul, MN, 55113 Attorney License No: 169110/267363 Telephone: (651) 636-1076 Fax: (651) 636-4111 Email: sotto@ottoesq.com/kdonohoo@ottoesq.com Published in the Belle Herald on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 and Wednesday, January 8, 2014.

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF SCOTT FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT DISTRICT COURT probate division Court File No.: 70-PR-13-22796 NOTICE of informal probate of will and appointment of personal representative and notice to creditors (Ancillary Proceeding) Estate of Robert A. Schmidt, also known as Robert Schmidt, Decedent. Notice is given that an application for informal probate of the Decedent's Will, dated March 27, 2013, ("Will") has been filed with the Registrar in an ancillary proceeding. The application has been granted. Any objections may be filed with this Court and will be heard by the Court after proper notice of hearing. Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed Michon Jenkin, whose address is 9121 Meadow Lane, Savage, MN, 55378 as Ancillary 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 the power to administer the Estate in Minnesota including, after 30 days from the date of issuance of letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease or distribute real estate. Notice is also given that, subject to Minn. Stat. 524.3-801, all creditors having claims against the Estate are required to present the claims to the Personal Representative or to the Court Administrator within four

months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred. *** A charitable beneficiary may request notice of the probate proceedings be given to the Attorney General pursuant to Minn. Stat. 501B.41, Subd. 5. Dated: December 18, 2013 Filed in Scott County Courts December 18, 2013 Heather M. Kendall, Registrar Delores A. Beussman, Deputy Court Administrator Attorney for Ancillary Personal Representative Peter L. St. Peter St. Peter Law Offices, P.A. 1901 Timberline Spur, Suite 100 Minnetonka, MN, 5305 Attorney License No: 0120352 Telephone: (952) 544-8713 Fax: (952) 546-8125 Email: Speterlaw@hotmail.com Published in the Belle Herald on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 and Wednesday, January 8, 2014.

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: March 10, 2004 MORTGAGOR: Jason J. King and Heather A. King, husband and wife. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded March 23, 2004 Scott County Recorder, Document No. A 649330. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association. Dated August 24, 2012 Recorded September 14, 2012, as Document No. A 915192. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100053700000176494 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Allied Home Mortgage Capital Corporation RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 10286 Oakhill Court, Elko, MN 55020 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 230330350 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 6, Block 4, Windrose 1st Addition COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $256,000.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $253,652.61 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: January 30, 2014 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 July 30, 2014 unless that date falls on a weekend or legal holiday, in which case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None "THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR'S PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED." Dated: November 26, 2013 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 30 - 13-008117 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Herald on Wednesdays, December 11, 18, Tuesdays, December 24 and 31, 2013 and Wednesdays, January 8 and 15, 2014.


Tuesday, December 31, 2013

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(continued from previous page) NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: December 9, 2005 MORTGAGOR: Donald M. Broos and Joanne A. Broos, Husband and Wife. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded January 18, 2006 Scott County Recorder, Document No. A727415. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: Bank of America, N.A. successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP FKA Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP. Dated August 25, 2011 Recorded September 7, 2011, as Document No. A886940 and by Document Dated September 14, 2011 Recorded October 5, 2011 by Document No. A888726. And thereafter assigned to: Green Tree Servicing LLC. Dated May 15, 2013 Recorded June 4, 2013, as Document No. A937485. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100330000000023548 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: MidAmerica Mortgage Corporation RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: Green Tree Servicing LLC MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 24531 Cedar Point Road, New Prague, MN 56071 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 030010470 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 45, Block 1, Cedar Shores, Scott County, Minnesota COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $350,000.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $455,490.69 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 6, 2014 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 6, 2014 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 4, 2013 Green Tree Servicing LLC 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 8 - 13-006874 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Herald on Wednesdays, December 11, 18, Tuesdays, December 24 and 31, 2013 and Wednesdays, January 8 and 15, 2014.

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: December 1, 2008 MORTGAGOR: Michael Boehm

joined by his spouse, Brenda Maki. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc as nominee for Home Loan Center, Inc., DBA Lendingtree Loans, a California Corporation. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded January 26, 2009 Scott County Recorder, Document No. A816398. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: U.S. Bank National Association. Dated October 8, 2013 Recorded October 15, 2013, as Document No. A947417. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100196800021316992 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Home Loan Center, Inc., DBA Lendingtree Loans, a California Corporation RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: U.S. Bank Home Mortgage, a division of U.S. Bank National Association MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1535 Dublin Court, Shakopee, MN 55379 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 273270180 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 18, Block 1, Brittany Village Fourth Addition, CIC No. 1101, according to the recorded plat thereof, Scott County, Minnesota. COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $158,730.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $157,641.06 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: January 30, 2014 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 July 30, 2014, unless that date falls on a weekend or legal holiday, in which case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None "THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR'S PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED." Dated: November 22, 2013 U.S. Bank National Association Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 19 - 13-006515 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Herald on Wednesdays, December 18, Tuesdays, December 24 and 31, 2013 and Wednesdays, January 8, 15 and 22, 2014. 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: June 22, 2009 MORTGAGOR: James Bird and Sheila Bird, husband and wife. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Filed July 15, 2009, Scott County Registrar of Titles, Document No. T197259 on Certificate of Title No. 34478. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: Green Tree Servicing LLC. Dated March 22, 2013 Filed April 8, 2013 , as Document No. T222516. Said Mortgage being upon Registered Land. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100139105012396239 LENDER OR BROKER AND

BELLE PLAINE HERALD, BELLE PLAINE, MINNESOTA MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Residential Mortgage Group, a Division of Interbank FSB RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: Green Tree Servicing LLC MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 9474 Aspen Road, Lakeville, MN 55044 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 080090150 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 5, Block 3, Woodhill Acres COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $417,000.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $421,852.11 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 13, 2014 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 13,2014 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 10, 2013 Green Tree Servicing LLC 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 8 - 13-007161 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Herald on Wednesdays, December 18, Tuesdays, December 24 and 31, 2013 and Wednesdays, January 8, 15 and 22, 2014. 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: March 4, 2005 MORTGAGOR: Jay H. Charles and Stephanie J. Charles husband and wife Joint Tenants. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage & Investment Consultants, Inc.. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded March 17, 2005 Scott County Recorder, Document No. A 691745. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: CitiMortgage, Inc., successor by merger to ABN Amro Mortgage Group, Inc. Dated March 4, 2005 Recorded March 17, 2005, as Document No. A 691746. TRANSACTION AGENT: NONE TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: NONE LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Mortgage & Investment Consultants, Inc. RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: CitiMortgage, Inc. MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 9309 134th Street West, Savage, MN 55378 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 263440550 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 5, Block 6, Oak Hills. COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $325,000.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $289,523.36 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 6, 2014 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 6, 2014, 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 5, 2013 CitiMortgage, Inc. 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 10 - 13-007890 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Herald on Wednesdays, December 18, Tuesdays, December 24 and 31, 2013 and Wednesdays, January 8, 15 and 22, 2014. NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: November 19, 2004 MORTGAGOR: Sybil Haas as joint tenants and Sean Haas, as joint tenants. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded December 8, 2004 Scott County Recorder, Document No. A681349. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: The Bank of New York Mellon FKA The Bank of New York As Trustee for the Certificateholders of the CWABS, Inc., Asset-Backed Certificates Series 2004-13. Dated August 29, 2011 Recorded September 15, 2011, as Document No. A887493. And thereafter assigned to: The Bank of New York Mellon trust Company, N.A., as trustee on behalf of CWABS, Inc., Asset-Backed Certificates Trust 2004-13. Dated August 12, 2013 Recorded September 6, 2013, as Document No. A944920. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 1000157-0004440202-8 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: America's Wholesale Lender RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: Green Tree Servicing LLC MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 704 2nd Street Northwest, New Prague, MN 56071 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 241060070 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Unit 704, CIC # 1144, Ranlin Townhomes North COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $127,920.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $197,475.78 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 6, 2014 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.

PAGE eleven 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 6, 2014 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 4, 2013 The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. 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 8 - 13-005609 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Herald on Tuesdays, December 24 and 31, 2013 and Wednesdays, January 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2014. 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: June 26, 2007 MORTGAGOR: Grant W. Pannkuk, a single person. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Bankers Mortgage Company, LLC. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Filed July 11, 2007, Scott County Registrar of Titles, Document No. T 185185 on Certificate of Title No. 41894. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: U.S. Bank National Association. Dated April 22, 2013 Filed November 19, 2013, as Document No. T226678. Said Mortgage being upon Registered Land. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100021268000916136 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Bankers Mortgage Company, LLC RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: U.S. Bank Home Mortgage, a division of U.S. Bank National Association MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 6767 Casey Parkway, Prior Lake, MN 55372 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 040170250 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 9, Block 3, James A Casey Third Addition, according to the plat thereof on file and of record in the Office of the Registrar of Titles, Scott County Minnesota COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $234,000.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $273,786.82 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 20, 2014 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 20, 2014, 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 10, 2013 U.S. Bank National Association Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 19 - 19-2855 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Herald on Tuesdays, December 24 and 31, 2013 and Wednesdays, January 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2014. 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 25, 2005 MORTGAGORS: Michael J. Roby and Melanie D. Roby, husband and wife MORTGAGEE: U.S. Bank National Association ND DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded: March 10, 2005 Scott County Recorder Document #: A691039 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: None LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: LOT 1, BLOCK 16, SUMMER MEADOWS, COMMON INTEREST COMMUNITY NO. 1087, SCOTT COUNTY, MINNESOTA PARCEL ID #: 26-306042-0 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 8904 Preserve Trail, Savage, MN 55378 TRANSACTION AGENT: N/A TRANSACTION AGENT ID NO.: N/A CURRENT MORTGAGE SERVICER: U.S. Bank National Association as successor by merger of U.S. Bank National Association ND COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $283,500.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $294,623.21 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 Mortgagors have been released from financial obligation on said Mortgage; that no action or proceeding has been instituted by law to recover that debt secured by said Mortgage, or any part thereof; that all conditions precedent to foreclose of the Mortgage and acceleration of the debt secures thereby have been fulfilled; PURSUANT to the power of sale therein contained, said Mortgage will be foreclosed and the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: February 20, 2014 at 10:00 am PLACE OF SALE: Scott County Sheriff's Office, Law Enforcement Center, Main Lobby, 301 S. Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN 55379 to pay the debt the debt then secured by the 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 sale by the mortgagors, their personal representatives or assigns. DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: The date on or before which the mortgagor must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under Minnesota Statutes section 580.30 of the property redeemed under Minnesota Statutes sections 580.23 is August 20, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. If the foregoing date is Saturday, Sunday, or a legal holiday, then the date to vacate is the next business day at 11:59 p.m. MORTGAGORS 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. THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Dated: December 26, 2013 U.S. Bank National Association as successor by merger of U.S. Bank National Association ND Mortgagee Kenneth J. Johnson Minnesota State Bar No. 0246074 Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC Attorney for Mortgagee 230 W. Monroe St., Ste. 1125 Chicago, IL 60606 Phone 312-541-9710 Fax 312-541-9711 Published in the Belle Herald on Tuesdays, December 31, 2013 and Wednesdays, January 8, 15, 22, 29 and February 5, 2014.


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H.S. Wrestling

Scott West Takes Third at Rumble Flynn, Siegle, Fogarty Win Titles

Cold But Successful A temperature of 14 below zero did not keep Aaron Ginter, left, and Jacob Sellnow of Belle Plaine from going hunting in the Minnesota River Valley between Blakeley and Belle Plaine earlier this month. They combined to shoot five Canadian geese.

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Belle Plaine Loses Two More, Hopes for Better Things in 2014 by Dan Ruud The Belle Plaine High School girls’ basketball team fell to Maranatha Christian Academy and Norwood Young America by a combined 99 points in the holiday tournament at NYA on Friday and Saturday. The losses dropped the Tigers to 0-10 on the season. Belle Plaine will begin its quest to turn things around for the 2014 portion of its schedule when it travels to Mankato Loyola for a nonconference game this Thursday night. Maranatha 102, Tigers 32 The Tigers suffered one of their worst defeats in program history when they go stuffed by one of the best small-school teams in the state, Maranatha Christian Academy of Brooklyn Park, 102-32 in the opening round of the NYA Tournament Friday. “They are better than us and we did not step up to the challenge. End of discussion,” said Tigers coach Randy Carlson, adding that his team committed 44 turnovers that led to 19 Maranatha layups. Five Maranatha players scored 14 points or more, while Amara Meyer was the high scorer for Belle Plaine with 12. Mariena Hayden chipped in eight, followed by Elizabeth Johnson with four. Erica Selly, Kaylee

Hentges and Kenzie Koepp each had two, followed by Mallory Glisczinski and Alyssa Schultz with one apiece. Meyer and Hayden and 14 and nine rebounds, respectively. NYA 71, Tigers 42 If a 29-point loss can ever be deemed a vast improvement from the game before, this one was it. The Tigers took on a familiar foe and hung with the host Raiders for much of the contest before turning ice cold down the stretch. “We did a better job of handling the ball tonight and seemed to make progress there,” Carlson said. Belle Plaine, which trailed 2817 at intermission, connected on just four of 16 free throws in the first half and 11 of 31 for the game. Still, the Tigers had the score down to nine points (4738) midway through the second half but scored just four points the rest of the way. “This team needs to find some more presence offensively,” Carlson said. “Elizabeth Johnson played a good overall game tonight and showed signs of improvement. Mariena Hayden and Amara Meyer got in foul trouble again, which makes it tough for us to win when they are not on the floor.” Meyer still finished with a team-high 14 points, followed

by Johnson with 11 and Hayden five. The other scorers for the Tigers were Emily Vinkemeier (4), Selly (3), Ireland Lambrecht (3), Glisczinski (1) and Lauren Campbell (1). Hayden had eight rebounds and Meyer six. 2013-14 BPHS Girls’ Basketball Schedule Dec. 3 vs. WEM L 66-25 Dec. 5 vs. Fairmont L 71-26 Dec. 10 at G-SL L 68-35 Dec. 12 at W-M L 74-45 Dec. 13 vs. JWP L 81-71 Dec. 17 vs. S.E. L 65-43 Dec. 19 vs. GFW L 60-53 Dec. 20 at Mayer L. L 63-49 Dec. 27-28 at NYA Tourney vs. Maranatha L 102-32 vs. NYA L 71-42 Jan. 2 at Mankato Loyola Jan. 9 at Jordan Jan. 11 at St. Peter Jan. 14 vs. Tri-City United Jan. 17 vs. Norwood YA Jan. 21 at Faribault BA Jan. 23 at Le Sueur-Hend. Jan. 28 vs. Watertown-Mayer Jan. 31 at Sibley East Feb. 6 vs. Mayer Lutheran Feb. 10 at Kenyon-W Feb. 11 vs. Jordan Feb. 14 at Tri-City United Feb. 20 at Norwood YA Feb. 21 vs. Le Sueur-Hend. Mar. 3 Start Subsection Mar. 14 Section Champ. at MSU Mar. 18-22 State Tournament at Williams Arena

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The second annual Belle Plaine Pond Hockey Tournament will take place Jan. 4 at the rink across the street form the senior/junior high school building. The event, which will begin at noon and continue all day and into the night, is sponsored by the Belle Plaine Hockey Association (BPHA). There will be two tournaments,

one for kids 8-12 years old and another for teens and adults age 13 and up. There is a $100 entry donation per team for the adult tournament, proceeds from which will benefit the BPHA. There is no entry donation for the kids’ tourney but there is a limit of four teams. For more information or to Girls in grades 4-11 are welregister, call Johnny Egan at come to tryout for the 2014 952-322-0622 by Jan. 2. Belle Plaine Juniors volleyball season on Jan. 13. Season information and registration instructions are available at www.stadiumroar.com/ bpvb. Registrations are due by Graduates from Friday, Jan. 3.

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in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.

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Coming off a strong performance at the Minnesota Christmas Tournament in Rochester the previous weekend, the Scott West wrestling team headed northwest this past weekend to compete in the eighth annual Rumble on the Red Championships held at the Fargodome in Fargo, N.D. Scott West has wrestled in the Rumble on the Red in seven of the eight events held and has never finished lower than eighth, and with back-to-back titles in 2010 and 2011, is still the only team to have won the tournament twice. “We have done some pretty good wrestling up here,” insists Scott West coach Darren Ripley. “The Fargodome is a great venue for wrestling and the tournament directors have put together a top-notch event.” Scott West did not walk out of the Fargodome with the team championship this year, but did have a good weekend as it scored enough team points to earn third place out of a tournament field of 69 teams. Apple Valley took first with 343 points, followed by West Fargo and Scott West with 187.5 and 160.5, respectively. Finding himself in the mix of what may have been considered by many to be the deepest and toughest weight bracket in the tournament was David Flynn, as the Scott West junior would wrestle his best tournament ever to win the 126-pound title. After knocking out #3 seed Collin Kraus from Stoughton, Wis., with a first-period pin on Friday night, Flynn got down to some serious wrestling on Saturday as he broke open a scoreless match against Worthington’s returning state champion and #1-rated Anthony Luft by getting a second-period reversal and an overpowering thirdperiod take down to win the match 4-1 and advance to the championship final. That match would be against an old Flynn nemesis in Foley’s Tyler Funk, who had beaten Flynn a couple of times two years ago, with one of them coming at the Rumble on the Red and the other in the state team tournament semifinals. After a scoreless first period against Funk, Flynn scored a second-period escape and a scrambling fireman’s carry take down to take a 3-0. When the

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by Dan Ruud After starting the season 3-0, the Belle Plaine High School boys’ basketball team absorbed its third loss in the last five games with a 79-72 setback against Glencoe-Silver Lake Saturday in Glencoe. The Tigers, 2-2 in the Minnesota River Conference, 5-3 overall, will host WatervilleElysian-Morristown in another nonconference game 7:30 p.m. this Friday. They will resume MRC action against Tri-City United 7:30 p.m. next Tuesday, also at the BPHS gym. Glencoe-SL 79, Tigers 72 The Tigers led 30-27 with a few minutes left in the first half before the host Panthers went on a big run to go up by 10 points

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2013-14 Scott West Dual Results and Remaining Schedule Nov. 30 at Hastings Duals vs. Stillwater W 60-12 vs. Prior Lake T 26-26 vs. Albert Lea W 33-31 Dec. 5 at Mankato E. Quad vs. New Ulm W 52-12 vs. Mankato E. W 53-12 Dec. 12 vs. LS-H W 75-6 Dec. 13 vs. Shakopee L 32-30 Dec. 17 at S.E. W 42-18 Jan. 9 at New Prague Jan. 11 at Cresco Tourney Jan. 17 at Watertown-Mayer Jan. 18 at Eastview Tourney Jan. 24 vs. TCU at B.P. Jan. 25 at Bloom. Kennedy Tournament Jan. 31 vs. NYA at Jordan Feb. 6 at Eden Prairie Feb. 13 Start Section Tourney Feb. 15 Section Final Four at Glencoe-SL Feb. 21-22 Section Individual Feb. 27-Mar. 1 State Tourney at Xcel

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came back to string four wins together to ensure his Rumble on the Red placing. Scott West had seven other wrestlers competing in the tournament but did not place in the top eight of their respective weight classes. Included were Jackson Stauffacher at 106, Ben Kelvington at 113, Ryan Siegle at 120, Jacob Backlund at 132, Shane Abraham at 152, Jack Storlie at 170 and Daniel Kochlin at heavyweight. Scott West will next be in action Jan. 9 in a key dual at New Prague against the Trojans. Rumble on the Red Team Standings

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Foley wrestler chose the neutral position to start the third period, Flynn kept the pressure on him and put him to the mat with a solid take down and a 5-0 lead and an eventual 6-0 win. “David’s wrestling was very impressive because not only did he win, but he really dominated the two matches against two very well accomplished wrestlers,” suggests Ripley. Zach Siegle captured the Panthers’ second title as he downed Apple Valley’s Brock Morgan 4-2 in the 145-pound championship. Siegle lead 3-0 before Morgan closed the gap to 3-2 with a take down. The Panther senior came right back with an escape to make it a 4-2 count, and when the Apple Valley wrestler chose neutral for the third period, the two combatants fought it out in a scoreless period and a 4-2 championship win for Siegle. Before Saturday, Michael Kroells was the only Scott West wrestler with two Rumble on the Red titles. However, that would change as junior 160-pounder Andrew Fogarty scored his second victory in as many weeks over West Fargo’s Weston Dobler. The two highly regarded wrestlers had met the previous weekend in the semifinals of the Minnesota Christmas Tournament with Fogarty scoring a decisive 11-1 major decision. Dobler would make things much tougher for Fogarty this time around as the West Fargo wrestler scored the opening take down and a 2-1 firstperiod lead. Fogarty tied the match with his second escape early in the second period, and when a flurry of action occurred along the edge of the mat, it was Fogarty wrapping up and clinging to Dobler’s legs for a 4-2 match-leading take down. Fogarty sealed a hard-fought 6-2 win with a late take down. “Andrew had to fight through some tough situations today,” comments Ripley. “Wrestling is about fighting and Andrew certainly has that quality.” Fogarty’s toughest situation came during his semifinal match with Cambridge-Isanti’s Cody Skog. With Fogarty ahead on a 1-0 escape, Skog dropped Fogarty to his back that led to a four-point move and a 4-2 second-period lead. Skog chose the neutral position but Fogarty hung tough and scored two slide-by take downs to pull out a thrilling 6-5 win. Panther Jake Schultz fought his way to a seventh-place finish at 220 pounds. After losing his first match in overtime to Becker’s Mason Olson, Schultz

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at intermission. Belle Plaine cut the margin to four points late in the second half but that was a close as it would get. “This was a good basketball game between two pretty even teams,” said Belle Plaine coach John Wellner. “We started off playing really well and disciplined, but there was a stretch in the first half where we were not patient enough and took some quick shots that missed . . . The key to the game was rebounding. Numerous times we scored on a possession in the second half to cut the lead and then we forced them to miss their first shot on the subsequent possession, but they were able to grab the offensive rebound and score on their second chance. Overall, we played well and made a few mistakes, but G-SL played a little better and took advantage of our mistakes.” Luke Narveson led the Tigers with 20 points, followed by Gavin Dauwalter with 17 and Cameron Lark 15. Rounding out the scoring for Belle Plaine were Aaron Bigaouette (8), Mitch Nelson (5), Mitchel Stier (4) and Sam Karl (3). 2013-14 BPHS Boys’ Basketball Schedule Nov. 26 vs. LCWM W 82-67 Dec. 5 at W-M W 73-54 Dec. 10 vs. S.E. W 79-67 Dec. 13 at May. Luth. L 66-65 Dec. 17 at Farib. BA W 70-65 Dec. 19 at Jordan L 66-42 Dec. 20 vs. BEA W 70-67 Dec. 28 at G-SL L 79-72 Jan. 3 vs. WEM Jan. 7 vs. Tri-City United Jan. 10 vs. Norwood YA Jan. 11 at St. Peter Jan. 16 at Le Sueur-Hend.

Jan. 21 vs. Watertown-Mayer Jan. 23 at GFW Jan. 24 at Sibley East Jan. 28 at Waseca Jan. 30 vs. Mayer Lutheran Feb. 3 vs. Glencoe-SL Feb. 7 at Tri-City United Feb. 11 vs. Jordan Feb. 13 at Norwood YA Feb. 14 vs. New Ulm Feb. 18 vs. Le Sueur-Hend. Feb. 25 Start Subsection Mar. 7 Section Championship at MSU Mar. 12-15 State Tournament at Target Center

MRC Standings (Standings as of Jan. 1) Boys’ Basketball W L Mayer Lutheran 4 0 Jordan 3 1 Belle Plaine 2 2 Le Sueur-Hend. 2 2 Norwood YA 2 2 Watertown-M 2 2 Sibley East 1 3 Tri-City United 0 4 Girls’ Basketball W L Jordan 3 0 Watertown-M 3 0 Mayer Lutheran 2 1 Norwood YA 2 1 Sibley East 1 2 Tri-City United 1 2 Belle Plaine 0 3 Le Sueur-Hend. 0 3 Wrestling W L Scott West 2 0 Watertown-M 2 0 Sibley East 1 1 Tri-City United 1 1 Le Sueur-Hend. 0 2 Norwood YA 0 2


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2013

BELLE PLAINE HERALD, BELLE PLAINE, MINNESOTA

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Year in Review (continued from page 2)

amendment to the city code that establishes a 10 percent donation to the city from organizations that benefit from local charitable gambling operations. The funds, estimated to be approximately $8,000 per year, will go to the city for public safety-related purposes. *It’s uncommon for one perfect game to be bowled at an alley in one night. Two perfect games in one night is doubly uncommon and then some. That’s what happened on April 8 at the Borough Bowl when two members of the same team rolled back-to-back perfect games. Tom Otto and Tony Olson, both members of the Johan’s City League team, accomplished that feat within an hour of each other – Otto in the second game and Olson in the third. *The cloudy, wet and cool weather in March and April did not make it feel much like spring in Minnesota, but the slushy snow and rain in those months did a lot to help reduce the drought conditions that had persisted since fall of 2012. According to the county rain gauge on the Ewald and Adella Gruetzmacher farm in Belle Plaine, 12.75 inches of snow/ rain fell in Belle Plaine the first half of April alone, which (after

the snow is melted) computes to 3.46 inches of rain. That’s on top of the 12.50 inches of snow in March, which is equivalent to 2.2 inches of rain. *Despite the snow, rain and recent ground thaw, Scott County Emergency Management Director Chris Weldon said that barring any widespread heavy rains along the Minnesota River Valley anytime soon, the risk for major spring flooding was minimal. The cold nights helped reduce the rapidity of moisture from snow melt and ground thaw entering the river. *Belle Plaine’s spring sports teams were getting benched by Mother Nature. In fact, the BPHS baseball team had already played 10 games by April 24 of the 2012 season. But on the same date in 2013, the Tigers had yet to play a game. The snow and chills of this past spring also played havoc on the golf, softball and track and field schedules. The Minnesota River decided to play all of its conference baseball and softball games as doubleheaders to help make up for lost time. *Belle Plaine dogs got a place their owners or other guardians can take them to stretch their legs and/or just hang out with other canines. The Belle

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third career perfect game. She accomplished the feat May 5 at Mermaid Lanes in Mounds View. *Mary Minton, one of Belle Plaine’s longest-living residents, died May 9 at the age of 101. She was the state president of and Ladies Auxiliary of Ancient Order of Hibernians in the early 1980s. *Gas prices in Minnesota reached an all-time high, skyrocketing to an average of $4.27 per gallon for unleaded, 30 cents more than the previous record average of $3.97 set in July of 2008. The price of gas for a gallon of unleaded gas at Belle Plaine’s three stations was $4.29.9 on May 21. *The Belle Plaine City Council agreed to add nearly $14,000 to the cost of the 2013 street and utility improvement project to help ease parking concerns at the municipal swimming pool. Angle parking would be constructed at the 200 block of South Willow Street adjacent to the pool. *The Belle Plaine High School girls’ and boys’ track and field teams both successfully defended their titles at the Minnesota River Conference Championships in Arlington. It was the ninth year in a row the Belle Plaine girls captured the crown and the second in a row for the boys. The Belle Plaine girls went on to win both the subsection and section championships. Jenna Gatz had the Tigers’ highest placing at state as she finished fourth in the 400meter dash. *According to the rain gauge on the Ewald and Adella Gruetzmacher farm in Belle Plaine (a Scott County measuring stick), 2.86 inches of rain fell here May 17-20, bringing the month’s total so far to approximately 3 1/2 inches, which was preceded by 5.76 inches in April. All the moisture made it difficult for farmers to work in their fields with regularity, and a number of fields remained seed-free with only a short time remaining before the calender would turn to June. *Despite the efforts of firefighters from five departments, an early-morning fire destroyed the Dave and Cayla Menke family home on May 24. By the time firefighters arrived, the blaze was well established in the garage and spreading into the house. Inspectors said the origin of the fire was likely an electrical malfunction. The Menkes and their two children all got out safely. *Cloudy, chilly and breezy weather propelled organizers to relocate the annual Belle Plaine Memorial Day Program from Veterans Park to Chatfield Elementary School. Some 150 people attended the program, for which Belle Plaine Police Chief Tom Stolee was the guest speaker. *The Belle Plaine High School girls’ golf team won its third consecutive Minnesota River Conference championship at the Glencoe Country Club. The Tigers’ Hannah Johnson was the individual medalist on the front nine with a score of 42. Trianna Thong of Jordan was second with a 45. On the back nine, the MRC’s top two female golfers changed places, with Thong finishing first (44) and Johnson second (48). The Belle Plaine boys’ finished fourth in the team standings. Belle Plaine’s lone state qualifiers from the section meet were both girls – Johnson and Ireland Lambrecht. *The Belle Plaine High School baseball team was un-

New Miss German Days Savanna Schatz got a hug from 2012 Miss German Days Kourtney Klug during the 2013 German Days Coronation on June 22. able to survive the second that will address the aged rest and third of three consecutive room facility and playground postseason games on the op- equipment at Prairie Park. ponents’ home field as it lost at *The council unanimously Glencoe-Silver Lake 7-4 and at approved the purchase of up to Watertown-Mayer 5-0. The Ti- $1,500 in materials for a comgers, who had won in the first munity archery range to be loround at Jordan on Memorial cated directly south of the city’s Day weekend to advance to the compost site. double-elimination rounds, fin- *After weeks of discussion ished the season with a record on preparing the school district of 7-7 in the Minnesota River for facets of its future, the Belle Conference, 8-12 overall. Due Plaine School Board decided it to numerous cold weather-re- was ready to acquire land before lated postponements in April, investing in widespread implethe entire season had to be mentation of technology for an played in just 35 days. Gain- enhanced learning initiative. ing all-conference honors for The school board unanimously the Tigers were Derek Dahlke, approved a land acquisition Nick Eliason and Jacob Meger. consisting of two 20-acre parJordan Johnson was honorable cels for $660,000 ($16,500 per mention. acre), plus financing costs near *The Belle Plaine High the intersection of Oak Crest School softball team’s five- Trail and West South Street game adventure in the Section from Bob Engstrom, a develop2AA Tournament ended in er. The two parcels are north of North Mankato as Maple River the existing 60 acres the district won the elimination game 5-3 owns north of West Commerce at Caswell Park. Maple River Drive and west of the football went on to win the section field and track complex across championship and a berth in the the street from Oak Crest Elstate tournament by defeating ementary School. The district St. Peter twice. The Tigers, who believes the property can one had beaten Jordan, Le Sueur- day house a new high school or Henderson and Waseca earlier auxiliary facilities. in the tournament, finished the *With it being past the midseason with a record of 10-4 dle of June and some fields still in the Minnesota River Con- saturated, it was likely that a ference, 15-7 overall. Earning significant amount of agriculall-conference for Belle Plaine tural acreage in the area would were Maddie Studnicka, Eliza- go unplanted this season. Acbeth Johnson, Kaylee Hentges cording to Ewald Gruetzmachand Sam LeMay. Claire Otto er, nearly 3 inches of rain fell received honorable mention. at his farm in June, that’s on top of almost 4 inches in May and over 5 1/2 inches in April. is the wettest (spring) I *Ninety-five Belle Plaine “This can remember,� said GruetzHigh School seniors received macher, who has operated his their diplomas at the June 2 Belle Plaine family farm for a commencement ceremony in the school’s south gymnasium. number of decades. Schatz was Waiting for them outside was *Savanna crowned Belle Plaine’s 2013 another chamber of commercelike spring day in Belle Plaine. German Days Queen during the The class speaker was Mitch- June 22 celebration downtown. ell Farmer-Lies with a speech Also receiving crowns were called “716 Reasons.� Social Abygail Meyenburg (first prinstudies teacher John Wellner cess), Devin Lehman (second was the class’ selection to speak princess) and Lauren Campbell on behalf of the faculty. Dol- (third princess). The grand marlars for Scholars President Lisa shals of the parade were Kevin Bahr announced that 162 schol- and Cindy Berger. arships were awarded this year *Pastor John Zeitler perto 71 seniors totaling $78,650. formed his last sermon at TrinFive class of 2013 students ity Lutheran Church in Belle graduated with high honors – Plaine on June 30. After 40 Kirsten Johnson, Jacob Meger, years in pastoral work, Zeitler Benjamin Preusser, Cassidy retired from full-time ministry. Pumper and Katelyn Zurn. *Prairie Park was a reoccurring topic on the Belle Plaine City Council agenda and action was taken to assure that the city’s aged softball complex is updated in the near future. The first new amenity that would arrive would be a new 4x8-foot electronic scoreboard donated by Cambria valued at $2,540 from Varsity Scoreboards in Murray, Kent. The council also gave the okay to the park board to continue with a concept plan

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Before The Bottom Dropped Out Unseasonably warm temperatures in the mid-40s had many Belle Plaine residents lining up to wash road salt and winter gunk from their cars Friday and Saturday morning/afternoon at Cenex convenience store. The bottom then fell out of the thermometer and the mercury dropped 50-plus degrees to -12 degrees in Belle Plaine Monday morning (Dec. 30).

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