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Belle Plaine Photographer Earns a Spot on NWS Facebook Page by Baylye Anderson Nick Peters will go out of his way to take a good photograph. He drove from Belle Plaine through Henderson, on his way to work in Victoria, to snap the kind of photo that wins amateur photography contests. The Belle Plaine resident recently won top honors for a monthly photo contest using a picture he took in Henderson. The National Weather Service regularly holds monthly photo contests. The NWS called for submissions via social media (Twitter or Facebook) and selected a winner from the entries. The NWS uses the photo it selects on its Facebook page for a month or so. Peters’ photo of a sunset was the top pick for December. Peters took the award-winning photo Nov. 25. It was snapped at the intersection of Highway 19 and Henderson Station Road. He was out just driving waiting for the sunset, along gravel roads. The view of the sunset just happened to be at that spot at the time the color was good.

Exploration

Nick Peters “I would say 90 percent of the time I just take photos. I don’t really have a plan on where to shoot,” he said. “I just drive around until I find a place I like.” Peters sent a tweet to the City of Henderson’s Twitter account so that residents could see the photo. He has taken quite a few pictures from Henderson and the surrounding area, noting the Scenic Byway (Sibley County Road 6) and the lesser-traveled gravel roads leading out of town as some of his frequent stops when he has his camera with him.

Driving from his house to Deer Run Golf Course in Victoria where he works as an event coordinator gives him the chance to explore small towns – like Henderson -- that he would otherwise pass right by. Peters said he prefers to take the back roads and try new routes often. He takes many pictures of the scenery, the wooded areas, sunrises and sunsets. Originally, Peters said his girlfriend purchased a camera for taking pictures of their children. “She ended up having to buy another one because I would always have the camera with me,” he said. After snapping a few shots, Peters would post the photos on social media. He said he was very surprised when he started to get positive feedback from friends about his photography. Mike Pingalore’s final duty as mayor was to administer the oath of office to his replacement, “When I would post pictures, Chris Meyer, last Tuesday night at Belle Plaine City Hall. Moments after being sworn in, people would say how great Meyer (below) then administered the oath to longtime City Council Member Cary Coop, left, and new City Council Member Ben Stier. Theresa McDaniel, who also was elected to the city council in November, was out of town and will be sworn in at the next city council meeting. Photographer (continued on page 12)

B.P. School District Taking Aim at 100 Percent Participation As he walks the hallways of Belle Plaine Junior-Senior High School, Principal Dave Kreft knows what students are not involved in any activities. The Belle Plaine School District has a goal of every student being involved in some kind of activity. It’s all about connection. They believe students who are involved in co-curricular activities – robotics, drama, speech, athletics, visual arts, yearbook, fine arts, community education classes and the like -- have a greater connection to their classmates, their school and the community than if they attend class each day and go home. “If you are connected, you’re more likely to care about what you are doing,” Kreft said. Studies have indicated students who are connected to school through some form of activity typically perform better in the classroom, he said. Students who are involved in a variety of programs are also typically better at managing their time, Kreft said. A high level of participation helps the school district make

sure students are involved, that they have friends and people they feel connected to through activities, Kreft said. A high level of participation is one of five target areas the Belle Plaine School District is promoting as a means to signal its success. The other areas include individualized learning, academic performance, earlylearning initiatives and quality instructional practices. The activities goal the district is promoting is primarily aimed at junior-senior high school students. But the district wants all its students in some kind of program. It wants as many elementary students as possible taking advantage of community education programs. Whatever it takes for a student to be involved. “Students who are involved develop a wide spectrum of skill and talents that will serve them in their adult lives,” said Superintendent Ryan Laager. “We look at research and talk to hiring managers in corporate America. They will tell you they look as much if not more at student involvement than just

GPA.”

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Jeff Heine, BPHS’s robotics coach, knows many of the students his program attracts might not be in athletics, but partici-

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St. Patrick’s Planning Meeting Jan. 12 The Belle Plaine St. Patrick’s Committee will hold a planning meeting for this year’s celebration on Thursday (Jan. 12) at Neisen’s Corner Bar downtown. All committee members and bar/restaurant owners are asked to attend. It begins at 5:30 p.m. This year’s celebration will take place Saturday, March 18. Queen Candidates Sought All Belle Plaine girls who are a junior in high school are invited to be a 2017 Miss Shamrock queen candidate. For more information, call Jeanette Gloege at 873-6684 or 612-501-8529.

City Council Holds First Meeting of 2017, New Mayor Makes Statement

The Belle Plaine City Council, featuring three new members, held its first regular meeting of 2017 last Tuesday night. The new council consists of Mayor Chris Meyer, Cary Coop, Paul Chard, Theresa McDaniel and Ben Stier, the latter two of whom join Meyer as this year’s new members. Chard was appointed vice mayor. Shortly after receiving the oath of office from outgoing Mayor Mike Pingalore, Meyer administered the oath of office to Coop and Stier. McDaniel, who defeated longtime Council Member Gary Trost for a twoyear seat on the council in the November election, was out of town and will be sworn in at the next council meeting. After assuming the mayor’s seat for his first council meeting, Meyer made the following statement: As we all know by taking on the responsibilities of these elected positions, we have committed to acting in the best interest of all of our great citizens to be their financial stewards, city ambassadors and representatives. These are huge responsibilities, but with this dedicated and knowledgeable council as well as a very experienced and The quartet of (from left) Shay Compaan, Kaylee Wagner, Kaci Wagner and Megan Com- hands-on staff, we are poised for great success. paan enjoyed time in the pleasure skating rink at the corner of South Market and West Park streets Sunday afternoon. City As this council takes its place in 2017, we are at a very excitcrews have battled weather the past few weeks to get Belle ing and challenging time for Plaine’s three public rinks into good condition for skating and the City. There are many opice hockey.

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portunities that are currently in discussion as far as commercial and residential development. This will be very important to help make these a reality to continue to grow the tax base and maintain current tax levels as well as having the opportunities to add additional services and amenities. Our council will have to take all of the upcoming challenges and make them into opportunities. As we know, there continues to be growth and development in the neighboring cities and counties and we have to set Belle Plaine apart from these others and make this a destination where we not only are easy to work with, but also a place that these investors will realize a great return on the monies invested. The past history has shown what one commercial project can do to spur several others. We also have a huge advantage of having a historic downtown that is also in need of some economic growth and redevelopment. With some additional planning and resources, this can continue to be a vibrant business and entertainment area as well as a place of community and identity for Belle Plaine. I would ask that each of the council members to take on their committee appointments with determination and help lead these specific areas and

projects to the most successful outcome possible. We also know that we will not all agree on every decision that we are faced with, but ask that we handle these differences in a professional and courteous manner. I look forward to a time when we can look back at this year and talk about all of the successes that we have had as a council and a city. Action Items Last Tuesday *The council unanimously appointed Mike Gau as a lieutenant with the Belle Plaine Fire Department, replacing Justin Dean, who recently resigned. Chris Herrmann and Anthony Olson were also appointed lieutenants, and Brian Siekmann was appointed chief 3. *Unanimously reappointed Dawn Meyer as temporary acting city administrator for when the city administrator is absent. *Unanimously appointed Kathryn Meyer as swimming pool manager. She replaces Jackie Hillstrom, who resigned after last pool season. Murphy, who was the assistant pool manager last year, will work parttime prior to the pool opening and full-time during the pool season. *Unanimously appointed Nick Jensen as a member of the

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2016 Year in Review

BELLE PLAINE HERALD, BELLE PLAINE, MINNESOTA

wednesday, january 11, 2017

September through December

The Belle Plaine Herald’s 2016 Year in Review wraps up this week with September through December.

September

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Belle Plaine School District was expecting 1,620 students for the first day of school. The district welcomed 16 teaching and administrative staff to new jobs. Included were John Bergs (activities director), Michael Reynolds, Kelli Quast, Tricia Wagner, Sara Beyer, Aaron Provancha, Kim Olson, Kevin Robinson, Mary Mesler, Elizabeth Stokke, Stephanie Baima, Ashley Germschied, Katie Maier, Ally Beggs, Paige Lemke and Chelsea Hutchison. *A Belle Plaine High School graduate was charged with second-degree murder after the alleged stabbing of a man at his home on South Bay Curve in Eden Prairie. Nathan Alan Foth of Le Sueur was charged with intentionally killing 74-yearold Allen Retzer, but without premeditation. Foth, 23, was a member of Belle Plaine High School’s class of 2011. *With over $6,900 in cash awards to be awarded, Emma Krumbee’s Restaurant and Orchard began its 33rd annual Great Scarecrow Festival on Sept. 10 and it continued through Oct. 30.

*With about 200 walkers plus businesses and people supporting fund-raising for childhood cancer research, the inaugural Emma’s Hope benefit in Belle Plaine on Sept. 17 was deemed a big success. The event drew walkers and donors on about 75 items and a handful of items raffled off. The walkers made their way around a 2-mile course around Belle Plaine. Overall, about $9,000 was raised for the childhood cancer research, said Keriann German. She and her husband, Chris, and a group of volunteers put together the event in memory of Emma German. She passed away from cancer two years ago. *For generations, the building at 201 North Meridian Street in downtown Belle Plaine had been used as a hardware store owned and operated by the Steffen family, most recently Jim Steffen. That tradition came to an end after Steffen’s “retirement sale” and subsequent closing of the store. He then sold the building to Marco Safakhoo, who planned to convert the main level into a martial arts and self-defense training facility. Safakhoo has operated one of the largest martial arts academies in northwest Florida for 34 years. *John Meyer delivered his final sermon as pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church on Sept. 25. Meyer accepted a call to serve as the pastor at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sparta, Wis.

October

*Perfect was the word often used to describe the weather for the Scenic Byway races in Belle Plaine the morning of Saturday, Oct. 1. Sunshine and temperatures in the low 60s made for ideal conditions for some 200 runners, including the kids, half-marathon, twoperson half-marathon and 5K races. Absorbing much of the morning glory was Belle Plaine High School teacher and assis-

tant cross country coach Brad Pederson, who was the first to complete the half-marathon with a time of 1:29:41, 15 seconds ahead of Gerald Mead of Minneapolis, who was also second overall in 2015. Both men were in the age 30-39 division. Tara Henke, 27, of Belle Plaine was the first female to cross the finish line, doing so in 1:43:16, which was 10th best overall among the 84 runners who completed the race. The overall victor of the 5K was Randy Wiinanen of Iron, which is located near Eveleth in the Iron Range. His time was 18:42. Wiinanen, 61, was over 50 years older than the first female to finish the race. That honor went to Josie Schmidt of Belle Plaine, a fifth-grader at Oak Crest Elementary School and daughter of Steve and Sheila Schmidt of Belle Plaine. Josie’s time of 25:28 was good for 17th place overall in a field of 82 males and females. Solving the hidden Harvest Coin mystery was the Schultz family, led by Sue Schultz, her son Pat and grandson Luke. They found it not far from the new overpass in a peanut butter jar filled with sand. *Belle Plaine High School held its Homecoming Coronation on Oct. 3, during which Kellen Bergs and Taylor Kruger emerged as the 2016 king and queen. *Approximately 30 people were in attendance and an unknown number of others watched online the Minnesota League of Women Voters-sponsored public forum at Belle Plaine City Hall on Oct. 6. In the spotlight were seven of the eight candidates seeking the public’s support to be a voting member of the Belle Plaine City Council in 2017 and beyond. Included were the two mayoral candidates – incumbent Mike Pingalore and challenger Chris Meyer; city council four-year term candidates – incumbents Cary Coop and Henry Pressley Jr., and challenger Ben Stier; and city council two-year term candidates – incumbent Gary Trost and challenger Theresa McDaniel. *The Belle Plaine High School tennis team had the team portion of its 2016 season come to an end at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter as it lost in the first round of the Section 2A Tournament to No. 3 seed St. Peter 6-1. The Tigers, who finished the season 4-2 in the Minnesota River Conference, 9-6 overall, were the tournament’s No. 6 seed. Senior Ireland Lambrecht would later go on to win the section individual championship and qualify for the state Class 1A tennis tournament, where she won her first match before losing in the second round. Earning all-conference honors for the Tigers were Lambrecht, Caitlin Preusser, Lauren Murphy and Siri Kuhn. Kiersten Skelley was honorable mention. *The Belle Plaine City Council unanimously approved a request for an interim use permit to establish a ground-mounted utility scale solar energy system at 1300 South Street West. Also approved was a variance to allow an above ground power line at West South Street in association with the project. Construction of the solar garden is expected to begin in spring 2017 and take two to four months to complete. The property is

About 200 people participated in the Emma’s Hope Foundation walk and silent auction on Sept. 17 in Belle Plaine. The event included a walk, silent auction and raffles, which combined to raise about $9,000 for children’s cancer research.

Those who participated in the League of Women Voters Minnesota city candidates forum at Belle Plaine City Hall on Oct. 6 were, from left, mayoral candidates Chris Meyer and Mike Pingalore; four-year term city council candidates Cary Coop, Henry Pressley Jr. and Ben Stier; and two-year term city council candidates Theresa McDaniel and Gary Trost. Not participating in the forum was four-year term candidate Nickole Shetka. owned by Kim Devine-Johnson, Plaine girls were Emily Berg- row by knocking out rival Jor- ka, got 835 votes. Meanwhile, Tammy Devine, Christopher er, Cassandra Stolt, Elizabeth dan 34-21 in the Section 2AAA incumbent Gary Trost, a veterJohnson and Michael Carlson, Schmidt, Malina Koepp and championship game at Rock- an of the city council for nearly the former of whom spoke at Jordyn Williams. Haley Leger ford High School. Even though two decades, was defeated for the Oct. 17 public hearing and was honorable mention. Earn- the game was played nearly an the one two-year term on the told the council the land has ing all-conference for the boys’ hour away from both commu- council by challenger McDanbeen in her family for over 100 team were Kellen Bergs, Drew nities, the Tigers and Hubmen iel in what was the closest race years and that conservation has Hastings and Kyle Siemon. El- had big and vocal fan bases at on the local ballot. McDanalways been “core to my fami- liot Rudd was honorable men- the game, which was played on iel harvested 1,506 votes, 18 ly.” The interim use permit will tion. the Rockford Rockets’ new and more than Trost’s 1,488. There allow a 5 megawatt solar gar- *Over half a century ago, pristine artificial turf, much like were 12 write-ins. Belle Plaine den on the approximate 40-acre Jim McKay of ABC’s “Wide Jordan recently installed at its joined the tidal wave of GOP site, which is located adjacent World of Sports” made the complex. On Nov. 12, the Ti- support for Donald Trump and to the western boundary of the phrase the thrill of victory and gers lost to St. Croix Lutheran running mate Mike Pence that city limits. Joining the property the agony of defeat a common in the first round of the state washed across the Midwest owners as applicants was Toby phrase in the sports world, Class 3A tournament in Lakev- and Minnesota. Voters in Belle Butterfield, representing DG which is still felt today by ath- ille 32-21 to finish the season Plaine and the surrounding area Minnesota CSG 4 LLC, the lat- letes. Just ask most members with a record of 9-3. Making backed Trump over Democrat ter of whom’s parent company of the 2016 Belle Plaine High the all-district team for Belle Hillary Clinton in large numis NextEra Energy. School volleyball team. Three Plaine were Brody Curtiss, Na- bers. He beat Clinton in Belle *A father and his son working hundred and fifty six days af- than Herman, Alec Ruud and Plaine by more than a 2-to-1 on their farm in rural Jordan ter capturing the school’s first Jack Larson. Receiving hon- margin, 2,034 to 1,005. Across were killed on Oct. 16 when ever state volleyball champion- orable mention were Brandon Scott County, voters favored Trump over Clinton 39,948 to the auger they were moving ac- ship at Xcel Energy Center in Heitz and Mason Ponath. cidently hit an overhead power St. Paul and experiencing the *Three of the five seats on 28,502. line, electrocuting the two men. thrill, the returning members the Belle Plaine City Council *As they have done for deThey were Travis Hentges, 25, of that team felt the other end would have different people sit- cades, members of the Belle and his father, Mark, 53. of the phrase following a 21- ting in them when the first regu- Plaine Rotary Club and Boy *Nearly 18 months after his- 25, 25-21, 20-25, 21-25 loss lar meeting of 2017 takes place. Scouts were out in force the toric rains washed out the slopes to Kenyon-Wanamingo in the Four years after being elected morning of Nov. 12 putting up and ravines that supported Scott Section 2AA championship at mayor over incumbent Tim the community Nativity Scene County Road 60, creating huge Minnesota State University, Lies, Mike Pingalore’s bid for a for the 2016 holiday period. mud slides that left the road Mankato on Nov. 5. Among third two-year term was blocked But it wasn’t put up at its usual unusable, repair work was pro- those feeling the sports agony a large contingent of Chris location for the past several gressing and the road was ex- that night for Belle Plaine were Meyer supporters in what was a decades – on the police departpected to open to traffic by the seniors Mariena Hayden, Tay- near record election turnout for ment property just off East Main end of November. The county lor Kruger, Elizabeth Johnson Belle Plaine. Joining Meyer on Street. Instead, it was situated board had recently hired Chard and Danielle Taylor, the return- the new-look city council will a couple of blocks further east Tiling and Excavating of Belle ing starters from the 2015 team be Ben Stier and Theresa Mc- on the street on the grounds of Plaine as the contractor for the whose high school volleyball Daniel, along with incumbents JD’s Auto Service, adjacent to project. The Federal Emergency careers were now complete. Cary Coop and Paul Chard, the the fire department. According Management Agency (FEMA) The Tigers, who won the Min- latter of whom’s seat was not to Rotary Club member Fred provided about $1.71 million in nesota River Conference cham- up for election. Stier was easily Keup, who has helped oversee pionship with a 6-0 record, the top vote-getter in a four-way the Nativity Scene project for funding for the repairs. *The Belle Plaine Chamber of finished 25-7 overall. Making race for two four-year terms, many years (it started in 1951), Commerce held its annual Hal- all-conference for Belle Plaine in which voters could vote for the decision to relocate the loween Business Trick-or-Treat were the four above-mentioned up to two candidates. Stier re- scene from city-owned propfor elementary school-age chil- seniors. Paige Narveson was ceived 2,083 votes, while Coop erty to private ground stemmed was second with 1,181. Incum- from the objections that were dren on Oct. 31. A number of honorable mention. businesses participated in the *The Belle Plaine High bent Henry Pressley Jr. was 77 raised during the 2015 holiday event, which drew hundreds of School football team punched votes short of keeping his seat season by members of the Freeits ticket to the state tourna- on the council with 1,104. The dom From Religion Foundakids and guardians. ment for the second year in a fourth candidate, Nickole ShetYear in Review

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*A young Belle Plaine High School girls’ cross country team punctuated its historic season on a perfect autumn morning on the hills of St. Olaf College in Northfield, where they competed as a team at the state meet for the first time in 38 years. Belle Plaine’s five scorers all finished between 38th and 79th place in a field of 176 racers. Included were sophomore Cassandra Stolt (38th in 20:37), Haley Leger, who was the lone senior on the squad (56th in 20:57), freshman Emily Berger (60th in 21:02), eighthgrader Jordyn Williams (67th in 21:15) and seventh-grader Malina Koepp (79th in 21:33). The Belle Plaine girls won the Minnesota River Conference championship for a fifth year in a row earlier in the fall, while the Belle Plaine boys’ team Pictured at the state cross country meet at St. Olaf College in Northfield on Nov. 5 are, from took second. Achieving all- left, Belle Plaine’s Malina Koepp, Jordyn Williams, McKenna Herrmann, Emily Berger, CassKellen Bergs and Taylor Kruger were crowned Belle Plaine conference honors for the Belle ie Stolt, Haley Leger, Lizzy Schmidt, Rebecca Brueggemeier and Alaina Herrmann. It was the first time in 38 years that Belle Plaine qualified as a team for state in cross country. High School’s homecoming king and queen on Oct. 3.


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2017

Deaths

Jeanette Tolzmann Jeanette Tolzmann, 99, of Belle Plaine, passed away on January 4, 2017 at Kingsway Retirement Living in Belle Plaine. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 11 at St. John Lutheran Church in Belle Plaine. Rev. Mark Johnson will ofďŹ ciate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday morning. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Belle Plaine. Jeanette was born in Brewster, Minnesota on October 26, 1917 to Gunder and Sina (Swenson) Langland. She grew up in Brewster and graduated from High School in 1934. In 1936 she moved to St. Peter where she worked for Johnson & Company and took classes at Gustavus College. On January 9, 1940 she married August Tolzmann at Trinity Church in St. Peter. They moved to Belle Plaine in 1945. She worked for many years for Hahn’s/Beck’s Grocery. She was active in church teaching Sunday school, altar guild, Bible study, quilting and volunteering in the kitchen. She also did meals on wheels, helped at the food shelf and volunteered at the thrift store. The most treasured activity in recent years was spending time drinking coffee with family and friends. Jeanette is survived by her daughter, Emilie (Patrick) Duffy of Mesa, AZ; two grandchildren, Pat (Sandy) Duffy of Benson and Julie (Kevin) Miller of Belle Plaine; three great-grandchildren, Courtney Kovach, Dustin (Veronica) Kovach and Wesley (Miranda) Miller; one great-great-granddaughter, Amiah Miller; many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters; and two brothers.

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Richard F. Meyer Richard Frank Meyer, 85, of Belle Plaine, passed away on Friday, January 6, 2017 at the Belle Plaine Lutheran Home. Mass of Chistian Burial will be on Wednesday, January 11 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Prairie Catholic Church in Belle Plaine. Visitation will be at the church on Wednesday morning from 9-11 a.m. Military Honors to follow outside the church following Mass. Interment will be at a later time at St. Peter & St. Paul Catholic Church in Belle Plaine. Fr. Brian Lynch will ofďŹ ciate the Mass. He was born on July 30, 1931 in Belle Plaine, Minnesota to Frank and Neoma (Godfrey) Meyer. Richard served in the United States Army from July 10, 1952 to 1954 and was stationed in Germany. On September 24, 1955 Richard married Donna Bristol at the St. Peter & Paul Church in Belle Plaine. Richard worked for the City of Belle Plaine for many years in the public works department where he later retired. Previous to that he worked in construction and at the milk plant creamery. Also, he was a parts runner for Siemon Implement and Belle Plaine Chevrolet. He was an avid hunter, ďŹ sherman, golfer, and loved the outdoors. He enjoyed playing cards, pool and was a hilarious jokester. Richard is survived by wife, Donna Meyer; siblings, Shirley Snipes and Yvonne Kobreek; children, Shelly Lenz of Belle Plaine, Kelly Scott (Dan Gebhardt) of Belle Plaine, Daniel Meyer of Belle Plaine, and Brad (Kim) Meyer of Gilman, WI; grandchildren, Jamie Meyer, Shannon Meyer (Aaron Ginter), Shane Scott (Jen Green), Kayla Lenz, Christopher Scott (Emily Fix); and grand dog, Eechie; great-grandchildren, Mckenze Carlson, Hunter Scott, and Amar’e Hoard; and Richards many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by parents, Frank and Neoma Meyer; sister, Vera Helseth; brothers-in-law, Joe Jiracek, Sandy Helseth, Wally Kobreck, Robert Snipes; nephew, Jason Helseth; and his faithful companion Rippy. He will be forever remembered and loved by his family.

Winter Texans to Meet Jan. 30 Plaine Winter Belle Texans from Belle Plaine, Jordan, New Prague, Herald and surrounding areas will hold their annual luncheon on Monday, Jan. 30 at Harold’s Country Kitchen, 2111 East Business 83, Donna, Texas, at 11 a.m. Buffet dining starts at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call Dick Eischens at 952-2179919.

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Adelaide L. “Addieâ€? Eggers Adelaide L. ‘Addie’ ‘Mutch’ Eggers, 97, of Cologne passed away Friday, January 6, 2017 at Marie Steiner Kelting Hospice House in Chaska, MN. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, January 12 at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church (14735 County Road 153) in Benton Twp., rural Cologne, with Rev. Eric Zacharias ofďŹ ciating. Visitation will be from 4–7 p.m. Wednesday at the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia and Thursday one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Adelaide Lydia ‘Addie’ (Schmidt) Eggers was born January 23, 1919 in Mayer, MN the daughter of Ferdinand and Elisabeth (Hill) Schmidt. She was baptized on February 9, 1919 at Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer by Rev. F.W. Erthal. Addie conďŹ rmed her faith on April 9, 1933 also at Zion Lutheran in Mayer. On October 22, 1939 Addie was united in marriage with William R. ‘Bill’ Eggers at Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer with Rev. E. Schwandt ofďŹ ciating. Addie and Bill operated a farm in rural Cologne. She enjoyed all aspects of farming, especially caring for the chickens and calves. Canning fruits and vegetables from her huge gar-

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den was an annual event. She was gifted with so many talents. Her quick wit and sense of humor would always make you laugh. She played the organ, piano, and accordion by ear. Learning from her mother, who was a seamstress, she made her own patterns to sew clothing. She will always be known for the braided rugs made from worn clothing. Sudoku puzzles, Solitaire and Tic Poker were her favorite games; Wheel of Fortune and Dr. Phil were her favorite TV shows. She monitored the weather through various sources and recorded the daily conditions on her calendar. She was very clean, organized and meticulous about everything which was evident in her perfect handwriting. She loved all animals, especially dogs, and was concerned for their welfare. Addie will be remembered for her independence and strong will. A recent highlight for Addie took place this past July when she was invited as guest of honor to a luncheon at the Mayer home she was born in. The owner is remodeling and loved hearing the stories of how Addie and her siblings grew up.

St. John Lutheran Church 148 S. Chestnut Street Belle Plaine, MN 56011 Pastor Mark Johnson Pastor Sarah Timian sjlc@frontiernet.net 952-873-6492 Wednesday, January 11 4:30 Youth Choir 5:15 Bus leaves for Feed My Starving Children 6:30 Worship Choir 7:00 With Ease & Grace Thursday, January 12 7:00 Executive Meeting Saturday, January 14 7:00 a.m. Weight Watchers 9:00 a.m. Just for Kix 1:00 Adelmann Party 6 p.m. Worship Sunday, January 15 8 & 10:30 Worship 9:15 Small Group 9:15 Sunday School Monday, January 16 8:00 Men’s Bible Study 6:30 Boy Scouts Tuesday, January 17 1:00 Quilting Wednesday, January 18 4:30 Youth Choir 5:30 Pizza 6:00 Connect/Confirmation 6:30 Worship Choir 7:00 With Ease & Grace 7:30 Personnel Meeting Holy Family Academy & Chapel Traditional Latin Mass 10679 182nd St., Belle Plaine, MN 56011 (952) 873-2582 or 873-6613 (coord.) Fr. Stephen Reid Sundays 2:15 p.m. Confessions 2:40 p.m. Rosary / 3 p.m. Mass Academy Mass - call for times

Redeemer Lutheran Church 14226 W. 280th Street, Henderson, Pr. Diane Goulson 507-665-2932 On Highway 19, 2 miles East of Highway 169 Wednesday, Jan. 11th 6:30 pm Confirmation Saturday, Jan. 14th 9 am – noon Quilting, tying, knitting Noon Potluck 12:45 pm Bible Study 1:30 pm Brotherhood, WELCA meetings Sunday, January 15th 8:30 am Sunday School, AE & TT: Faith & News 9:30 am Worship Tuesday, January 17th 10:30 am Text Study Wednesday, Jan. 18th 6:30 pm Confirmation

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Tini G. Bussmann

Tini G. Bussmann, 95, of Maplewood passed away peacefully surrounded by family on December 29, 2016. Funeral service was at 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 3 at North Heights Lutheran Church, 2701 N. Rice St., Roseville. Interment Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery in Cologne, MN. Visitation from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at the church. There will be another service 11 a.m. Wednesday, (visitation 10-11), Jan 4 at Zion Lutheran Church in Cologne. Tini is survived by children, Paul, Carol (Jay) Rosengren, Mary (Doug) Wilson, Lois (John) Levinski, Ruth Anderson and Sharon Bussmann; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and one on the way; siblings, Marie, Menke, Frieda and Willee; also many nieces, nephews and all extended family and friends. She is preceded in death by husband, Elmer; parents, Onno and Wilmine Menken; and brother, Dirk.

West Union Lutheran Church 15820 Market Ave. Cologne, MN 55315 Church: 952-466-5678 westunion1@juno.com Pastor: Richard Braun Wednesday, January 11 6:30 p.m. Confirmation 7 p.m. Choir Sunday, January 15 9 a.m. Worship 10 a.m. Sunday School R: Sandy Johnson A: Carter Kienholz Monday, January 16 10 a.m. Newsletter articles due Wednesday, January 18 6:30 p.m. Confirmation 7 p.m. Choir

First Presbyterian Church 219 W. Main Street, Belle Plaine 952-873-2966 www.fpcbelleplaine.org fpcbelleplaine@frontiernet.net Sunday, January 15th 9:00 am Worship Service MCW meets immediately following the worship service St. Joseph Catholic Church 213 South 6th Street Henderson, MN 56044 507-248-3550 Saturdays: 5 p.m. Mass Sundays: 8 a.m. Mass & St. John-Assumption Parish 26523 200th Street Belle Plaine, MN 56011 Father Sam 507-248-3550 Sundays: 10 a.m. Mass St. Paul’s United Church of Christ 111 S. 6th Street, Henderson Pastor-Deb Meyer 507-248-3594 (Office) Sundays 9:30 Worship time Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church 500 West Church Street Belle Plaine, MN 56011 952-873-6545 Pastor Timothy Redfield www.trinitybelleplaine.org Wednesday, January 11 Pizza Plus Fundraiser 6 p.m. Confirmation Class Thursday, January 12 7 p.m. Worship Service w/ Communion Friday, January 13 5:30 p.m. Basketball Games @ King of Grace Sunday, January 15 8 a.m. Bible Study 9 a.m. Worship Service w/ Communion (Usher Team: 2/ Video: Meuleners/Comm. Team 3) 6-8 Grade Sing 10 a.m. Coffee Hour-TLCWM 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Adult and STiC Bible Study 11:45 a.m. Boy and Girl Pioneers Monday, January 16 7 p.m. Men’s / Women’s Bible Study at Kingsway Tuesday, January 17 1 p.m. Knotters 7 p.m. Council Meeting Wednesday, January 18 6 p.m. Confirmation Class Our Lady of The Prairie Catholic Church - Belle Plaine Fr. Brian Lynch 952-873-6564

Zion Lutheran Church & School 14745 County Road 153 Cologne, MN 55322 952-466-3379 e-mail: leahjanzenzion@gmail. com Pastor: Eric Zacharias Wednesday, 11th 5:30 PM | Confirmation Thursday, 12th 10:15 AM | Chapel @ the Harbor Friday, 13th 8:10 AM | Chapel Sunday, 15th 9:30 AM | Service Sunday School During Sermon Monday, 16th 8:00 PM | Council Meeting Tuesday, 17th 7:30 PM | Evangelism Meeting Wednesday, 18th 5:30 PM | Confirmation

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(continued from page 12) during a year. chairman will receive an adLaager is in the second year of ditional $200 while the vice a three-year contract the board chairman, clerk, treasurer and and he agreed to after he was chief negotiator will all rehired almost 16½ months ago. ceive an additional $150. Board members will receive $50 for additional meetings, $100 for Board Leaders all-day meetings. The school board will continue Returned During the organizational to meet on the second and fourth portion of the Jan. 9 meeting, Mondays of each month. The school board members unani- month’s ďŹ rst meeting will be a mously, and without discussion, workshop. The second meeting returned Director Dan Gardner will be a business meeting. The to the school board chairman’s meeting schedule may vary as role. Dan Geisen was unani- schedule conicts arise. mously elected the vice chair- The board named the Belle Plaine Herald its ofďŹ cial newsman. Director Tracy O’Brien was paper and State Bank of Belle named the school board’s clerk Plaine its ofďŹ cial depository. and Joe Vandermark the trea- CornerStone State Bank and the Minnesota School District surer. Board members voted unani- Liquid Asset Fund were named mously to keep their annual the alternate school district destipends at $1,800. The board positories.

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Belle Plaine Library 125 W Main St 952-873-6767 website: www.scottlib.org Library Hours: *NEW* Tuesday & Friday 10 am-5 pm Wednesday & Thursday 1 pm-8 pm Saturday 10 am - 2 pm ** All Scott County libraries will be closed on Monday January 16th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day** Special Events 1/23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Smalltown Eclectic and MELSA presents “Loud at the Libraryâ€? Open Mic and Art Night Come join us at the library for another great open mic and art night. Enjoy local musical talents, local art display and refreshments. We encourage artists of all ages to sign up to perform and/or display their art. Please come 15 minutes early to sign up for mic time and to setup art displays. CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS Commissioners, Sheriff base,â€? County Administrator Early Literacy Story Time is Hemze said. “Doing so and County Attorney Get David allows the 2017 levy to increase Friday from 10:30-11 a.m. Pay Raises by $1.4 million or 2.8 percent.â€? 1/13 ECFE Dinosaurs 1/20 ELC Winter The Carver County Board re- The 2017 budget calls for 714 1/27 ECFE Pets cently adopted the 2017 bud- full-time equivalent employee 2/3 ELC Snow Day get, for the 12th year in a row, positions, an increase of 15 2/10 ECFE Valentine’s Day county taxes on an average- from the previous year. Person- 2/17 ELC Dog Sled Racing value home will decrease or nel costs for 2017 increased the and Iditarod budget by $2.1 million, which 3/3 ELC Families remain the same. is a 3.3 percent increase over 3/10 ECFE MN Authors The county’s average-value the previous year. 3/17 ELC Muddy March commercial and agricultural Also, the board voted for 2017 3/24 ECFE Springtime properties increased in value more than the average-value salary increases for the sher- 3/21 ELC Construction home this past year. As a result, iff and the county attorney in 4/7 ECFE Puddles and Ducks most of the commercial and ag- an effort to align their salaries 4/14 ELC Weather ricultural properties will show with the 2016 averages in the 4/21 ECFE Mystery Books a slight increase in county tax metro area for their positions. 4/28 ELC Fish The sheriff’s annual salary will Storytime Saturdays: Join us impact for 2017. increase by 5.73 percent from Carver County’s budget for $142,000 to $150,142. 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Royal wrestler 7-6 in the second period as Elskamp scored an escape and a take down, forcing Huss to rally back with an escape and a take down of his own to retake the lead before a third period Huss reversal sealed the match win. The Panthers’ card game Straight Flush against the Royals came to an end at 145 pounds as the Royals’ Adam Sweeney scored a 7-3 win over Josh Backlund. Backlund, however, would not make it easy on Sweeney as he rallied from a 2-0 ďŹ rst period deďŹ cit by putting a hard second period ride out on Sweeney before tying the match at 2-2 with a third period reversal. Sweeney then went on to win the match with an escape and a pair of late take downs. Scott West 152-pound freshman Jace Demmers put Scott West back in the win column as he put a nice low-level leg attack on Watertown-Mayer’s Zach Locken. Demmers would later go on to turn the Royal wrestler to his back that resulted in a second period pin fall call. At 160 pounds, Tariq Smith made his return to the Scott West lineup as he put together a solid 7-1 ďŹ rst period against the Royals’ Jordon Peterson. Smith threw the Royal wrestler to his back late in the ďŹ rst period and nearly secured the pin fall call from mat ofďŹ cial Mike Langlais, who by the way was the ďŹ rst ever state champion for Apple Valley High School in 1980 at 138 pounds before going on to be a two-time NCAA Division II national champion and a Division 1 All-American for the Bison of North Dakota State University. However, unable to secure the pin fall call, Smith was unable to work his way out from the bottom and fell into a Peterson back tilt that somehow turned into a matchending head lock. The next four matches all went three periods and the Royals won three of them as Corey Job won an 8-4 decision over Deshawn Carter at 170, which was followed by a Scott West Dylan Aslakson 9-2 win over Dylan Matter at 182. The Royals’ Nick Nolan then scored a 10-0 major decision over John Hilgers at 195 before returning Watertown-Mayer state place-winner Bryce Kallenbach scored a 3-2 win over Calvin Menke at 220. “Watertown outwrestled us a little bit here in this stretch of the meet as they put some good attacks on us,â€? states Ripley. “I think that all of our guys did a good job of staying in there and battling, and when you continue to do that good things will happen.â€? Big Ben Alexander made a good thing happen as the Scott West heavyweight brought the meet to an end with a big thud as he sent the Royals’ Judah Wall to the mat with a meetending ďŹ rst period pin fall call that brought the home Panther crowd to a resounding cheer for the ďŹ nal time of the night. The victory improved Scott West to 8-0 in dual meets. It will take to the road to take on a pair of Section 2AA rivals with the ďŹ rst one coming on Thursday night against Tri-City United in Montgomery, and then a big showdown meet against the Waconia Wildcats on Friday, the 13th. 2016-17 Scott West Wrestling Dual Results and Remaining Schedule Dec. 1 vs. N Prague W 47-19 Dec. 8 at MKato East Quad vs. Hutch W 30-28 vs. Austin W 66-7 vs. MKato E. W 61-14 Dec. 9 at Eden Prairie Tri. vs. E. Prairie W 66-7 vs. Eastview W 41-19 Dec. 22 at NYA W 72-5 Jan. 6 vs. W-M W 45-19 Jan. 12 at Tri-City United Jan. 13 at Waconia Jan. 19 at Le Sueur-Hend. Jan. 21 at Eastview Invite Jan. 23 vs. G-SL at Jordan Jan. 27 vs. Sibley East at BP Feb. 2 vs. Waverly, Iowa at Augsburg College Feb. 3 vs. Prior Lake at JOR Feb. 9 at Bloomington Ken. Feb. 16 Section QuarterďŹ nal at Jordan Feb. 18 Section Semi/Final at Hutchinson Feb. 24-25 Section Individual at Waseca Mar. 2-4 State Tournament at Xcel Energy

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pate in other activities. He’s seen the Cyber Tigers’ numbers grow over the past few years. This year he has almost 20 students, with the largest numbers in the junior-high grades. Jack Schuneman, coach of the school’s trap shooting team has seen the program grow from a handful of shooters to several dozen the past few years. He knows trapshooting appeals to students who might not be involved in other activities. Because of the tight schedule for times at the shooting range, Schuneman can’t allow his team members to be in other sports. Heine doesn’t face that restriction. The Cyber Tigers have enough work to do that if a student has another activity to be at, there is someone to pick up the slack, he said. Kreft knows there is plenty of cross-over between activities. Over 40 percent of the high school’s enrollment is in the choir, he said. That includes 120 seventh- and eighth-graders during the 2015-16 school year. About 15 percent of the student body – 113 students – was in instrumental music last year, the district says. During last year’s fall play, several of the 42 students were on the football and volleyball teams. Their team-related absences made rehearsals a challenge the play’s co-directors worked around. “In a school our size, you can’t narrow your focus too much,� Kreft said. When he was a student at Sibley East High School growing up, Kreft participated in baseball, basketball, one-act play and speech. The Belle Plaine School District is working on formulating how it will calculate the rate

Gruenhagen Sworn in for Fourth Term Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen (RGlencoe) was sworn in as a state representative on Tuesday, Jan. 3 in St. Paul after taking the oath of ofďŹ ce administered by Chief Justice Lorie Gildea. This will be his fourth term. “With a stronger Republican majority in the House and a new Republican majority in the state Senate, I am optimistic that we will pass several important healthcare and tax reforms, as well as address transportation infrastructure this biennium,â€? said Gruenhagen.

at which its students are participating in school and community education programs. It expects to formalize how it will calculate its participation rate and the level of participation later this spring. Laager said the numbers this year will create a baseline. The district will use what it learns to improve its offerings and participation during the 2017-18 school year, he said. Given previous years where levels of participation were around 80 percent without a formal emphasis on increasing and tracking participation levels, reaching the 100 percent goal is potentially attainable. Kreft is conďŹ dent it can happen, especially with community education programs offering more to students in previous years.

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The district is so committed to the goal that the school board approved late last year the creation of a new club. It’s called the Outdoors Club. The board approved the club last month, eliminating supervisory positions from inactive clubs. The move allowed science teacher Steve Schroeder to take charge of the club with a minimal stipend. The club is student-driven, Schroeder said. Its aim is to have students participating in fun, outdoors activities and events that will beneďŹ t the community. Although still in its infancy, the BPHS Outdoor Club’s schedule has included participation in the Ney Center’s annual holiday bird count and a ski trip. Participation in both events, Schroeder said, was minimized by cold weather around the school’s holiday break. Carlos Melendez came to Belle Plaine Senior High School from Robbinsdale Armstrong this year. As a sophomore at Armstrong, he played soccer and was in the chess club. As a junior at BPHS, the Outdoors Club is his ďŹ rst activity. Melendez accepted Schroeder’s invitation to join the club. He’s looking forward to being active with the group once the schedule begins to ďŹ ll out. “You get to be outside and do stuff. It’s going to be fun,â€? he said. The addition of the Outdoors Club has impressed students. Josh Gregory, a ninth-grader who runs cross country and plays basketball sees the club as a sign the school’s leadership is interested in students. “For a small school, there’s quite a bit to do,â€? he said.

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71st Annual Meeting

BELLE PLAINE RURAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION Monday, January 23, 2017 7:00 p.m. Belle Plaine Fire Department Building 700 East Main Street, Belle Plaine, MN

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• Distribution of Annual Financial Report • Determination of Yearly Mill Rate Assessment • Election of OfďŹ cers ALL RURAL RESIDENTS IN THE BELLE PLAINE FIRE DISTRICT ARE MEMBERS AND ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THIS MEETING

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Thirty Years Ago This Week

A Building of Many Purposes Wayne Schmidt got the okay in early 1987 to start remodeling this building on Church Street into an apartment facility. The building formerly housed Car-Co Auto Parts. Before that, Ed Moody operated a poultry and egg business there. After 20 years as superintendent of the Belle Plaine schools, Dr. John Bartholow announced he would be retiring, effective June 30. Meanwhile, the Belle Plaine School Board accepted the resignation of Luella Bromaghim, secretary at the elementary school. She was retiring after 23 years at the school. The normally fierce Old Man Winter turned into a wimp that winter, even into January. Temperatures climbed into the high 40s on both Monday and Tuesday (Jan. 12-13), and there was no snow to melt even before the seasons’ latest heat wave. The temperature reached 48 degrees in Belle Plaine on Jan. 12, breaking the all-time record for that date. Bill Nevin, who survived a seven-man primary the previous September and was elected sheriff in November, assumed his duties in January. Dave Einertson of Belle Plaine was named chief deputy sheriff. Wayne Schmidt received the go-ahead from the city to begin remodelling the old Car-Co Auto Parts store at 116 East Church Street into a five-unit apartment building. Sixteen Belle Plaine students were selected to perform in the District 13 Honor Band and Honor Chorus on Jan. 17. Band students selected were Beth Jones, Margaret Siegler, Barb Weirke, Micki O’Reilly, Amy Morrison, Jenny Glynn, Kris Schmidt, Todd Little, Mary Siegler, Michelle Gransee and Lori Johnson. The chorus students selected were Ali Witt, Deb Zabel, Corinne Gransee, Julie Duffy and Lynette Liebhard. The BPHS boys’ basketball team easily defeated Le Center 63-40 for its fifth win in a row, improving to 6-3 overall. Matt Lenz and Jeff Johnson scored 17 and 13 points, respectively, and Kevin Jeurissen had nine rebounds. The Belle Plaine girls’ basketball team lost to Jordan 4037. The Tigers, 5-5 overall on the season, were led by Julie Halquist with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Micki O’Reilly had six points and eight rebounds.

The Tiger wrestling team lost to Prior Lake 36-15 and Le Center 27-26. Jim Buesgens, Jeff Bahr and Andy Fogarty were among the Tigers’ top wrestlers that week.

60 Years Ago (1957)

At the annual meeting of MinValley Milk, the three directors whose terms expired – Arthur Beneke, Hamburg; Rolin Sohm, Le Center; and Jos. T. Binczik, Belle Plaine, were all reelected. MinValley did a gross business of $2,924,272.39 in 1956, mainly in skim milk powder. Barber Jerry Logelin stated that Kenny Capaul, 4-monthold son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Capaul, held the record for being his most youthful customer. “Beautena,” the calf bought by Hoelz Flour and Feed from Wilmer Gruetzmacher, for a feeding demonstration, was raffled off by the FFA. Hoelz furnished the feed for the fourmonth demonstration and then gave the animal to the FFA. The animal was won by John Murphy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Murphy. Matt Shaughnessy, former resident of Faxon Township, died at his home in Minneapolis. He was a brother of Pat Shaughnessy of Hopkins. Edward F. Smith of Belle Plaine was named president of the Scott County Fair. He had previously been serving as treasurer and was on the board of directors for many years. Henry F. Mattfield, lifelong resident of Benton Township, died at the age of 69. Joseph P. Hahn of Belle Plaine was sworn in as the new superintendent of Scott County schools. He was appointed to fill the unexpired term of B.A. Herzog, who retired for reasons of ill health. Also taking the oath of office were three commissioners – Chas. Haas, Belle Plaine; Sylvester Devenney, Shakopee; and Frank Stepka, Prior Lake. Patrick Griffen, a resident of Benton Township for many years, died at the Shakopee

hospital at the age of 75. Miss Elaine Ann Mager, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Mager of Henderson, became the bride of William J. Habeck Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. William Habeck of Blakeley. Mrs. Louis C. Hebeisen, mother of Mrs. Lee Mueller and Mrs. Lloyd Peltz of Belle Plaine, died at her home in Hamburg at the age of 67. In the borough, the mill rate jumped from 167 mills in 1956 to 194.27 mills in 1957, with about a similar increase to 169.27 mills in the outlying areas. As usual, the three highest personal property tax listings were MinValley at $4,997.01; the power company at $3,269.95 and the gas company at $3,213.81. Mike Kehoe, popular Jessenland farmer serving his second term as county commissioner in Sibley County, was chosen chairman of the board. Mrs. Ella Siegfried McHugh, nee Ella Siegfried, formerly of Belle Plaine, died at her home in Bellingham, Wash., at the age of 72. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hagerman and daughter LaVonne returned from a 15-day trip to California where they visited the Gordon Watsons.

90 Years Ago (1927)

Belle Plaine’s Poultry and Good Seed Show drew 313 entries and was considered most successful. Carl Brahs and Harvey Ruehling took over all the detail work. John Michel, who built himself a complete set of farm buildings on his new farm just south of the Vince Carr place, took occupancy of the house that week. A fire on the farm of A.C. Schmidt resulted in consider-

able loss to Mr. Schmidt. The tank and milk house burned to the ground and with them his home-lighting plant. Dogs invaded the farm of Ernst Stier, causing death to 18 pigs and injury to 13 more that had to be killed. The Albrecht Bros. paint shop burned to the ground with loss of paints, varnishes and valuable equipment. Walter Albrecht’s $700 Paige car was burned with the shop. A contest had developed throughout this portion of the state as to which family or community had the oldest Bible. C.A. Neil claimed the oldest, a Bible printed in Germany in 1717. Mrs. Bea Quinn, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick McDevitt, pioneer Belle Plaine Township farmers, died at her home in St. Paul where she had lived the 35 years of her marriage. Seed growers in Carver, Scott, Le Sueur and Sibley counties met in Belle Plaine and organized the Minnesota Valley Seed Growers Association. Mrs. Michael O’Day, long a resident of Assumption, died in St. Paul and her remains were brought to her old parish church for burial. She and her husband came from New Orleans in 1865 and settled on a farm in Hancock Township. James L. Kelly, a former resident, died in St. Paul and his remains were brought to Belle Plaine for funeral services at Sacred Heart Church. He was the son of Bernard and Alicia Kelly. Godfrey Kamps, a Norwood farmer, handed over $16,088 cash for the purchase from the administrator of the Ische farm of 84 acres in Hancock Township. The neighborhood turned out to fete Charles Hillstrom on his 67th birthday, a surprise on him at his home.

Man Faces Felony Drug Possession Charge, Driving After Revocation

A man swerving along residential streets south of Highway 169 in his girlfriend’s SUV caught police’s attention last week. But it’s the contents of the vehicle that has the 20year-old driver facing felony charges. Tyler David Baumann is charged with one count of fifth-degree drug possession, a felony, in Scott County District Court. He is also charged with driving after license revocation, a misdemeanor. Baumann was released on his own recognizance. He is subject to random drug testing and is due back in court for an omnibus hearing Feb. 8. According to the criminal complaint, two Belle Plaine police officers found Baumann swerving around Shea and South Walnut streets Monday (Jan. 2) around 9:30 p.m. The officers observed the SUV carelessly swerving back and forth multiple times. The criminal complaint says the driver, Bauman, accelerated quickly, sending the vehicle into a complete spin. Police stopped the vehicle and spoke with Baumann. The complaint says they smelled marijuana in the vehicle. After Baumann exited the vehicle, a search located three broken drug pipes in the driver’s side door. The substance in the pipes was later identified as metham-

phetamine, according to the criminal complaint. Baumann told police he and his girlfriend previously used methamphetamine and that’s why the paraphernalia was in the door pocket. Police also found a small bottle of whiskey in the front door and a bong in the center console. Tests indicated it had been used to smoke marijuana, the charge states. They also found, according to the criminal complaint, a large bottle of brandy in the rear of the vehicle. After Baumann was arrested, the complaint states he told police he was driving his girlfriend’s vehicle with her permission. He thought the meth pipes in the vehicle had been thrown away. He told police he last used meth about a month ago and the pipes had been there since that time. Baumann also conceded, the complaint says, he knew he was driving without a license. Baumann has faced drug charges previously. He was convicted of fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance in August 2014. He was sentenced in May of 2016. His sentence included three years of probation. He told police, according to the most recent criminal complaint, he started using methamphetamine after his release from jail while he was still on probation.

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Want the heck is “Typology?” mn.us, How do you put together a For more information, call broken artifact? Here’s your 952-445-0378 or email Stephachance to experience and dis- nie at sherrick@scottcountyhiscover archaeology with Dr. Jer- tory.org. emy Nienow. The Scott County Historical This free workshop, sponsored Society is located at 235 Fuller by the Scott County Historical Street South in Shakopee, three Society, will take place Satur- blocks south of the intersection day, Jan. 21 from 1-3 p.m. at of County Road 101 and Fuller the SCHS in Shakopee. Street. Visit us online at www. Register for an afternoon of scottcountyhistory.org. 120 Years Ago fun, hands-on archaeology ac- This program is sponsored in tivities. This workshop is for part with funds provided by (1897) ages 11-16. Register in advance the State of Minnesota from A mass meeting was called to through Shakopee Community the Arts and Cultural Heritage consider a plan to adopt a new Education www.shakopee.k12. Fund through the Minnesota municipal charter for Belle Historical Society. Plaine and changing incorporation from a borough to a city. Lambert Bofenkamp, 81, died at his home in Belle Plaine. He was married twice and was the father of 19 children, of whom 12 survived him. Complaint was made that tapping the iron triangle was in- Jessica and Thomas Cradick The second baby of the new effective as a fire alarm, so a welcomed the area’s first new- year at Ridgeview was also born to Ridgeview employees. committee was named to get a born Sunday afternoon. fire bell and erect a tower on A baby boy, Everett Cradick, A baby girl, Hannah Lynn Furwas born on Sunday (Jan. 1, man, was born at 4:35 p.m., which to hang the bell. At the annual meeting of the 1:55 p.m.). He weighed six weighing seven pounds, six State Bank stockholders, Sam pounds, one ounce and measur- ounces, and measuring 20 inches. She is welcomed by parents Bowler was renamed president, ing 18 inches. Jessica Cradick works at RidTricia Furman, RN, pediatrics, G.A. DuToit vice president and geview, as a certified nursing and Neil Furman, electrician, E.E. Chard cashier. assistant in Ridgeview Medical facility services. Joe Schwalier, son of the well- Center’s Obstetrics Department The Furmans live in Waconia. known Union Hill pioneer John and a health unit coordinator. Schwalier, assumed duties that month as sheriff of Yellow Medicine County. Mayo Clinic New Prague Announces The Wilford & Northrup Mfg. Its First Baby Delivery of New Year Co.’s plant in Jordan, for which that town had bonded itself Mayo Clinic Health System There were 149 babies born $35,000 to secure, was sold at announced the birth of the first at Mayo Clinic Health System auction by Judge Smith of Min- baby of the New Year in its in New Prague in 2016. That neapolis to a Minneapolis man New Prague hospital. compares with 137 births at the for $7,650. Francis Suihkonen, a boy, was medical center in 2015. born at 10:46 a.m. on Tuesday, According to BabyCenter. Jan. 3 to Ashley and Alex Suih- com, the most popular names konen of New Prague. Francis for babies born in the United weighed 7 pounds, 13½ ounces States in 2016 were Sophia, and was 20½ inches long at Emma, Olivia, Ava and Mia for birth. He has an older sister, El- girls; and Jackson, Aiden, Lulie, age 2½. cas, Liam and Noah for boys.

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Union Hill by: Edna Weiers St. John’s Catholic Church St. Scholastica Church Father Dave and Deacon Bob Saturday Mass at 8:15 p.m. at St. John’s Servers: Leo Pexa and Brad Kubes Sunday Mass at 8 a.m. at St. Scholastica Servers: Joe & Julia Schoenecker Sunday Mass, 10 a.m. at St. John’s Servers: Alex & Craig Brezina, Avery & Jordyn Marsh Wednesday Mass 5 p.m. at St. John’s, confessions to follow at 5:30 p.m. Jeremiah Stuber was honored at a party Saturday for his 9th birthday at the home of Tanya and Ben Stuber at Cedar Lake. Aunts, uncles, grandparents

We would like to thank our special guests at our December holiday party. Belle Plaine High School senior Taylor Kruger talked to us about her experience attending girls’ state last year. Girl Scouts from Belle Plaine gave a presentation of their trip to Georgia, where they were able to visit the home of the founder of Girl Scouts. Scholarships are available from the American Legion Auxiliary. Now is the time to start working on those applications as most are due by March 15. Application forms can found at www.ALAforVeterans.org/

Scholarships. If the application indicates to return it to the Auxiliary Unit you may send it to: American Legion Auxiliary Unit 144, President Chelsea Barta, 221 North Meridian Street, Belle Plaine MN 56011. Our next meeting will be on Thursday, Jan. 12 at the Belle Plaine Vets Club at 7 p.m. Lunch hostesses for January are Carol Peterson, Leona Sellnow, Savern Guertin, Arlene Albrecht and Molly Moonen. The January steak/shrimp fry will be held on Friday, Jan. 13. Hope to see you there!

and great-grandparents gathered. Gathering at the Genevieve Metzdorff home Sunday for an after Christmas party and dinner were her children Ben and Janeen and boys, Margaret and girls, Dr. Tom, Kris and Josh, Chris, Monica, Jordan, Dan, Kerry and family, also Noreen Seurer and Aaron, Fran Barten and Flavian and Edna Weiers. Humor Corner: Lena was riding on an elevator at Macys back in the days when the elevators had no push buttons ---- just an operator. Lars Peterson was the operator and it was his first day and the elevator dropped thru space at a dizzying speed when Lars threw on the brake and came to The week of Jan. 2-8, Belle a vehicle driven by a 19-yeara shuddering halt. “Did I stop Plaine police responded to the old Belle Plaine man crashed through two fenced yards. to quick?” asked Lars. “Oh no following selected calls: He was transported to an area indeed” said Lena. “I alvays hospital. Police cited him for vear my bloomers down around Monday, Jan. 2 possession of marijuana and my ankles.” A person on the 1100 block of drug paraphernalia. Additional Farmers Lane called for medi- charges may be forthcoming as cal help at 6 a.m. A man was the cause of the crash remains transported to an area hospital. under investigation. A woman was stopped at 8:26 A person on the 300 block of a.m. near the intersection of South Walnut Street reported O’Connell, Secretary: Bill Old Highway 169 Boulevard at 1:16 p.m. an altercation beMeger, Treasurer: Jason Retka, and a special appreciation to and East Main Street. She was tween two neighbors. A man, David Connelly for his service cited for driving after license 30, was cited for fifth-degree cancellation and driving with- assault. as President this past year. out proof of insurance. Thursday, Jan. 5 Madelyne Wolff, who recently turned 99, had many birthday Police stopped the driver of a A person on the 200 block of cards sent to her from friends vehicle near the intersection of North Meridian Street called and relatives in the St. Thomas South Walnut and East Main for medical help at 12:10 p.m. community who wanted to help streets at 2:14 p.m. The vehicle A woman was transported to an her celebrate. It’s a gift that had excessive window tint. Be- area hospital. keeps on giving, because she cause the driver had been pre- A person on the 100 block of reads and re-reads all her cards. viously warned about the tint, South Linden Street called for he was cited for illegal window “God love you all.” medical help at 5:39 p.m. A tint. Michael finally popped the A person on the 900 block of woman was transported to an question! Congratulations Cedar Street called for medi- area hospital. to Janiel Liebl and Michael cal help at 6:58 p.m. A girl was Saturday, Jan. 7 Holden on their engagement! transported to an area hospital. A person on the 300 block of It’s time for the annual St. A Belle Plaine man, 20, was East Enterprise Drive called Thomas Steak Fry! Saturday, cited for careless driving in the for medical help at 6:20 p.m. A January 28 from 5:00 - 8:00pm area of Shea and South Walnut woman was transported to an at the Le Center Legion! They streets after police received area hospital. will be grilling up made-to- a call at 9:29 p.m. He was ar- Sunday, Jan. 8 order ribeye steaks as well rested after police found drugs, as walleye and shrimp. They drug paraphernalia, and liquor A girl from Le Center was also offer a terrific salad bar in the vehicle. He was also cited at 2:14 a.m. for an illebrought you by Weber Custom cited for driving after license gal U-turn at the intersection of Highway 169 and Meridian Catering. Bring the family...a revocation. Street. She was also warned for kids menu is also available! excess speed. Contact Kenny O’Connell if Tuesday, Jan. 3 A person on the 200 block of you have any questions. Let’s all support the Derrynane East Commerce Drive called Jr’s 4-H Club at their annu- for medical help at 7:55 p.m. A al Pancake Breakfast Sunday woman was transported to an The week of Jan. 2-8, Belle January 15 at the 4-H Family area hospital. Plaine firefighters responded to Wednesday, Jan. 4 Center in Le Center. Serving A property-damage crash on the following selected calls: from 8-11:30 a.m. Remembering Jerry Retka the 500 block of Jaymie Court on his birthday, January 3. We was reported at 1:10 a.m. after No calls for service. miss his wit and his stories. Better water flows Have a great week.

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St. Thomas by: Loni Graham Father James will celebrate Mass here at St. Thomas on Saturday, January 21 at 4 p.m. Father Andrew Stueve celebrates Mass at St. Anne’s in Le Sueur on Saturdays at 5:15 p.m., and Sundays at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Congratulations to the newly elected St. Thomas Sportsmans Club Officers President: Marc Tye, Vice-President: Erik

Concert to Benefit SVABW Faith Lutheran Church Sanctuary of Waconia will be the site of a concert that will benefit Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women, which is headquartered in Belle Plaine and serves women and children in Scott and Carver counties. It will take place Saturday, Jan. 14 starting at 7 p.m. Come and hear “No Man’s String Band,” featuring Waconian’s Nic Hentges and Justin Rosckes. Their bluegrass songs are reminiscent of a time long gone, infused with the here and now. Admission is free but donations are appreciated.

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Schmitz both had two. Having six rebounds apiece were Alexa Lenz, Narveson, Elizabeth Johnson and Sarah Lenz. Bren Fox (21) and Kali Grimm (19) accounted for 40 of the Raiders’ points. St. Peter 65, Tigers 44 Less than 17 hours after tipping off against NYA, the Tigers were back on the court for a nonconference game against St. Peter at noon on Saturday, and although the game was more competitive, another home loss was suffered by Belle Plaine by a 65-44 count. “We came back this afternoon and played a better game against a good St. Peter team,” Carlson said. “St. Peter plays a different style than NYA. They are a smaller, quick team that shoots really well and knows how to play. “I liked the way we competed,” Carlson continued. “We never backed down and with a couple of more made shots, we could have made it interesting.” Elizabeth Johnson had 17 points and Narveson 11. Lizzie Hilgers added six points, followed by Sarah Lenz and Lauren Johnson both with three.

Scoring two points apiece were Vinkemeier and Tori Larson. Lauren Johnson had nine rebounds. 2016-17 BPHS Girls’ Basketball Results and Remaining Schedule Nov. 29 at WEM L 53-49 Dec. 1 at JWP W 64-52 Dec. 2 at C. Falls W 49-46 Dec. 6 vs. S.E. L 49-41 Dec. 9 vs. TCU L 61-57 Dec. 13 at Fairmont L 71-49 Dec. 15 at Jordan L 76-48 Dec. 20 at Mayer L. L 65-41 Dec. 22 vs. G-SL L 69-32 Dec. 29-30 at NYA Tourney vs. Mpls. So. L 78-34 vs. New Ulm L 86-44 Jan. 3 vs. Farib. BA L 70-60 Jan. 6 vs. NYA L 83-24 Jan. 7 vs. St. Peter L 65-44 Jan. 12 at Le Sueur-Hend Jan. 20 at Sibley East Jan. 23 vs. Watertown-M Jan. 26 at Tri-City United Jan. 31 vs. Jordan Feb. 3 vs. Mayer Lutheran Feb. 6 at Mound Westonka Feb. 9 at Norwood YA Feb. 10 at GFW Feb. 13 vs. LCWM Feb. 14 vs. Le Sueur-Hend. Feb. 21 at Breck Feb. 28 Begin Section

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Legal Notices NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION TO CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS OF RAINBOW RUMPUS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all creditors and claimants of Rainbow Rumpus, in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, Section 317A.727, that: 1. DISSOLUTION: The nonprofit corporation has dissolved and is in the process of winding up its affairs; 2. NOTICE: The nonprofit corporation filed with the Secretary of State of Minnesota a Notice of Dissolution on the 5th day of December, 2016; 3. CLAIMS: All claims must be presented to 16399 Itasca Avenue SE, Prior Lake, MN 55372 by no later than March 22, 2017. SIGNED IN WITNESS HEREOF on the 16th day of December, 2016. RAINBOW RUMPUS BY Carol OttosonITS AUTHORIZED AGENT Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, December 21 and 28, 2016 and January 4 and 11, 2017.

State of Minnesota County of Scott District Court probate division first Judicial District FIle No. 70-PR-16-23063 NOTICE of informal probate of will and appointment of personal representative and notice to creditors In Re: Estate of Mary Jean Grassmann, Decedent. To all interested persons and creditors: Notice is given that an application for informal probate of the above named decedent's last will dated January 28, 1994, and codicil dated June 19, 2007 has been filed with the Registrar herein, and the application has been granted informally probating such will. Any objections may be filed in the above, and the same will be heard by the Court upon notice fixed for such purpose. Notice is hereby further given that informal appointment of John R. Grassmann, whose address is 14000 75th Place North, Maple Grove, MN 55311 as personal representative of the estate of the above-named decedent, has been made. Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative and the personal representative is empowered to fully administer the estate including, after 30 days from the date of issuance of letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease or distribute real estate, unless objections thereto are filed with the Court (pursuant to Section 524.3-607) and the Court otherwise orders. Notice is further given that all creditors having claims against said estate are required to present the same to said personal representative or to the Probate Court Administrator within four months after the date of this notice or said claims will be barred. Dated: December 21, 2016 Filed in Scott County Courts December 21, 2016 By: Vicky L. Carlson, Registrar By: Phil Bird, Court Administrator, Deputy Attorney for Personal Representative John A. Markve, #264969 Kassandra K. Heinrich #396510 Markve & Zweifel, P.L.L.C. 11302 86th Avenue N. Maple Grove, Minnesota 55369 Telephone: (763) 420-8943 Telephone: (763) 447-6737 Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, January 4 and 11, 2017.

State of Minnesota County of Scott First Judicial District District Court probate division FIle No. 70-PR-16-22138 NOTICE OF INFORMAL probate of will and APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Everett J. Carter aka Everett J. Carter, Jr. aka Everett James Carter, Decedent. Notice is given that an application for informal probate of the Decedent's Will, dated April 1, 2013, and ("Will"), has been filed with the Registrar. The application has been granted. Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed Nancy D. Carter, whose address is 7330 Kestrel Trail, Savage, MN, 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 Minnesota Statutes section 524.3-607) and the Court otherwise orders, the personal representative has full power to administer the Estate, including, after 30 days from the date of issuance of letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease or distribute real estate. Any objections to the 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. section 524.3-801) all creditors having claims against

the Estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred. A charitable beneficiary may request notice of the probate proceedings be given to the Attorney General pursuant to Minnesota Statutes section 501B.41, subdivision 5. Dated: December 16, 2016 Filed in Scott County Courts December 16, 2016 Vicky L. Carlson, Registrar Phil Bird, Court Administrator, Deputy Attorney for Personal Representative Dennis M. Patrick DeWitt Mackall Crounse & Moore S.C. 901 Marquette Ave., Suite 1400 Minneapolis, MN 55402 Attorney License No: 0084347 Telephone: (612) 305-1417 Fax: (612) 305-1414 Email: dmp@dewittmcm.com Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, January 4 and 11, 2017.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR NEW OFF SALE LIQUOR LICENSE FOR DOHERTY’S TAVERN You are hereby notified that a hearing will be held by the Scott County Board of Commissioners in the County Board Room of the Scott County Government Center, 200 Fourth Avenue West, Shakopee, Minnesota on: Tuesday January 17, 2017 at 9:30 A.M. PURPOSE OF HEARING: To receive input and comments on the proposed new Off Sale Liquor License for SSK Group LLC DBA Doherty’s Tavern in Spring Lake Township. Oral and written comments will be accepted prior to or at the public hearing. For more information, please contact Tammy Willmore, Customer Service Specialist at Scott County Customer Service (952) 496-8662 or Julie Hanson, Customer Service Supervisor, at (952) 496-8057. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, January 4 and 11, 2017.

State of Minnesota County of Scott District Court probate division Judicial District FIle No. 70-PR-16-23065 NOTICE and order for hearing on petition for descent of property Estate of Martha Dvorak, a/k/a Martha A. Dvorak, Decedent. A Petition for Determination of Descent has been filed with this Court. The Petition represents that the Decedent died more than three years ago, leaving property in Minnesota and requests the probate of Decedent's last will, if any, and the descent of such property be determined and assigned by this Court to the persons entitled to the property. Any objections to the Petition must be filed with the Court prior to or raised at the hearing. If proper, and no objections are filed or raised, the Petition may be granted. It is Ordered and Notice is further given, that the Petition will be heard on Feb. 1, 2017, at 9:00 a.m., by this Court at the Scott County Government Center, 200 West Fourth Avenue, Shakopee, MN, 55379. (1) Notice shall be given to all interested persons (Minn. Stat. 524.1-401) and persons who have filed a demand for notice (Minn. Stat. 524.3-204). (2) Notice shall be given by publishing this Notice and Order as provided by law and by: Mailing a copy of this Notice and Order at least 14 days prior to the hearing date. Dated: December 22, 2016 Filed in Scott County Courts December 22, 2016 By: Michael A. Fahey, District Court Judge, Probate Division By: Phil Bird, Deputy Court Administrator, Attorney for Petitioner: Kevin J. Wetherille Jaspers, Moriarty & Wetherille, P.A. 206 Scott Street Shakopee, M 55379 Attorney License No.: 033036X Telephone: (952) 445-2817 Facsimile: (952) 445-0812 Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, January 4 and 11, 2017.

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

Contact information for contact person for the corporation: Barbara J. Weckman Brekke, Attorney; (952) 402-9410; bbrekke@bcrlawyers. com. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, December 28, 2016 and January 4, 11 and 18, 2017.

Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: February 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM NOTICE TO BIDDERS PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller The Scott County CDA will receive Street, Shakopee, MN sealed bids for the kitchen remodel at to pay the debt then secured by (11 Units) CDA properties located in said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on Shakopee and Savage. said premises, and the costs and disProposal and project specifications bursements, including attorneys' fees may be obtained online at http:// allowed by law subject to redemption www.scottcda.org/doing business/ within six (6) months from the date openbids/rfps/menu or by request at of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their Scott County CDA office or by call- personal representatives or assigns ing 952-402-9022. unless reduced to Five (5) weeks Proposals including Bid Form and under MN Stat. §580.07. complete work specifications and TIME AND DATE TO VACATE other items cited for return in the bid PROPERTY: If the real estate is packet (i.e. bid bond) must be sub- an owner-occupied, single-family mitted in an opaque sealed envelope dwelling, unless otherwise provided bearing the name and address of the by law, the date on or before which bidder and project reference the mortgagor(s) must vacate the (Kitchens 1-2017) addressed to: property if the mortgage is not reinScott County CDA stated under section 580.30 or the 323 South Naumkeag Street property is not redeemed under secShakopee, MN 55379 tion 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on August Bids must be received by the CDA 14, 2017, unless that date falls on a by 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February weekend or legal holiday, in which 9, 2017 at which time a bid opening case it is the next weekday, and will be conducted by the Executive unless the redemption period is Director or his designate, in the pres- reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. ence of at least one witness. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. Bid award will be made to the MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED lowest responsive and responsible FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION bidder whose bid meets the require- ON MORTGAGE: None ments, subject to final approval by "THE TIME ALLOWED BY the Scott County CDA Board of LAW FOR REDEMPTION Commissioners. BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE No bid may be withdrawn within 45 MORTGAGOR'S PERSONAL days after bid opening. R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S The Scott County CDA reserves the OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE right to reject any and all bids at the REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS complete discretion of the Agency. IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS The Agency also reserves the right to ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA cancel this solicitation in whole or in STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, part at any time at its sole discretion. DETERMINING, AMONG Advertisement for bids is pursuant to OTHER THINGS, THAT THE Minnesota Statutes Sections 375.21, MORTGAGED PREMISES 471.345 and 471.35. ARE IMPROVED WITH A By: /ss/ William I. Jaffa RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Executive Director OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, Published in the Belle Plaine Herald ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN on Wednesdays, January 11 and 18, AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, 2017. AND ARE ABANDONED." Dated: December 9, 2016 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Belle Plaine ISD #716 Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee (Official Publication) of Mortgagee Belle Plaine ISD #716 4500 Park Glen Road #300 130 S Willow Street Minneapolis, MN 55416 Belle Plaine, MN, 56011 (952) 925-6888 ADVERTISEMENT FOR 30 - 16-007729 FC PROPOSALS THIS IS A COMMUNICATION The Board of Education, Belle Plaine ISD #716, will receive FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald sealed proposals on the following Group Health and Welfare Benefits: on Wednesdays, December 21 and Medical Insurance Plans Until 11:00 28, 2016 and January 4, 11, 18 and A.M. on January 25, 2017, at Belle 25, 2017. Plaine ISD #716, 130 S. Willow Street, Belle Plaine, MN 56011 Copies of the Request for Proposal, existing labor management agreements, and existing contracts are available free of charge at OneDigital, 2860 Vicksburg Lane N., Plymouth, NOTICE OF CONDOMINIUM MN 55447. Proposals should be ASSOCIATION LIEN addressed to Chuck Keller , Belle FORECLOSURE SALE Plaine ISD #716, and the envelope clearly marked to indicate the conWHEREAS, default has been made tents. in the terms and conditions of the No Vendor may withdraw his/her Declaration of The Woodview of proposal within thirty (30) days after Prior Homeowners' Association date of opening proposals without the (henceforth the Declaration) dated consent of the Board of Education. February 29, 2000 and recorded in Belle Plaine ISD #716 reserves the the Office of the County Recorder right to reject any or all proposals in and for Scott County, Minnesota and to waive informalities in bidding on August 8, 2000 as Document No. of advertisement. Belle Plaine ISD 481034, which said Declaration cov#716 reserves the right to select the ers the following described property proposal which best meets the needs situated in the County of Scott and of the Belle Plaine ISD #716 pursu- State of Minnesota, to-wit: ant to M.S. 471.6161. Lot 4, Block 4, Woodview Estates, Published in the Belle Plaine Herald CIC No. 1077, according to the plat on Wednesdays, January 4, 11 and thereof on file and of record in the 18, 2017. Office of the Scott County Recorder. Street Address: 17335 Sunray Circle Southwest, Prior Lake, MN Property ID #252300160 WHEREAS, pursuant to said Declaration, there is claimed to be due and owing as of the date of this NOTICE OF MORTGAGE Notice by Mark A. Legut, as unit FORECLOSURE SALE owner, to The Woodview of Prior THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION Homeowners' Association the prinOF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY cipal amount of Seven Thousand OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR Eight Hundred Fifty-two Dollars and WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED 92/100 ($7,852.92) for condominBY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY ium assessments, interest and past due attorney fees through December THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that 2016; and no action being now penddefault has occurred in conditions of ing at law or otherwise to recover said debt or any part thereof, and; the following described mortgage: WHEREAS, pursuant to said DATE OF MORTGAGE: May 10, Declaration, and the statute in such 2013 MORTGAGOR: Erin C. Longo and case made and provided, said debt Christopher R. Longo, wife and hus- creates a lien upon said premises in favor of The Woodviview of Prior band. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Homeowners' Association. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is Electronic Registration Systems, hereby given that by virtue of the Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF power of sale created by statute, said RECORDING: Recorded May lien will be foreclosed by the sale 17, 2013 Scott County Recorder, of said premises with the hereditaments and appurtenances, which Document No. A 936218. ASSIGNMENTS OF said sale will be made by the Sheriff MORTGAGE: Assigned to: of Scott County, Minnesota at the JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Scott County Law Enforcement Association. Dated April 19, Center, Civil Division, 301 Fuller 2016 Recorded April 25, 2016, as Street South, in the city of Shakopee in said County on March 2, 2017 at Document No. A1000263. TRANSACTION AGENT: 10:00 a.m., at public auction to the Mortgage Electronic Registration highest bidder, for cash, to pay the amount then due for said condoSystems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT'S minium assessments, together with MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION the costs of foreclosure, including NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: attorney's fees as allowed by law. The time allowed by law for redemp100061907000376467 LENDER OR BROKER AND tion by the unit owner, his personal MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR representatives or assigns, is six (6) STATED ON MORTGAGE: Summit months from the date of said sale. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE Mortgage Corporation RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE THE PROPERTY: If the real estate SERVICER: JPMorgan Chase Bank, is an owner-occupied single family dwelling, unless otherwise provided National Association MORTGAGED PROPERTY by law, the date on or before which ADDRESS: 4854 South Park Court, the unit owner must vacate the property if the lien is not reinstated under Savage, MN 55378 section 580.30 or the property is not TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 261280480 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF redeemed under section 580.23 is PROPERTY: Lot 15, Block 4, 11:59 p.m. on September 2, 2017. If the foregoing date is a Saturday, Lexington Place COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY Sunday or legal holiday, then the date to vacate the property is the next IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL business day at 11:59 p.m. Dated: December 20, 2016 AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: THE WOODVIEW OF PRIOR $225,732.00 HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED FULLER, SEAVER, SWANSON TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF & KELSCH, P.A. NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, By: Timothy D. Fuller 32694 IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: 12400 Portland Avenue South, $218,338.51 Suite 132 That prior to the commencement of Burnsville, MN 55337 this mortgage foreclosure proceeding

wednesday, january 11, 2017 (952) 890-0888 Attorneys for The Woodview of Prior Homeowners' Association Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, December 28, 2016 and January 4, 11, 18, 25 and February 1, 2017.

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: February 29, 2016 MORTGAGOR: Kenneth Stever, a single man. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded March 1, 2016 Scott County Recorder, Document No. A997105. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: Freedom Mortgage Corporation. Dated November 1, 2016 Recorded November 28, 2016, as Document No. A1015306. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100867100000479152 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: American Mortgage & Equity Consultants, Inc. RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: Freedom Mortgage Corporation MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 14548 Lockslie Trail, Savage, MN 55378 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 262861040 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 47, Block 5, Featherstone Lake Estates, CIC No. 1068, Scott County, Minnesota. COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $171,817.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $178,040.83 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: February 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys' fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on August 14, 2017, unless that date falls on a weekend or legal holiday, in which case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None "THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR'S PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED." Dated: December 15, 2016 Freedom Mortgage Corporation Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 46 - 16-007690 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, December 28, 2016 and January 4, 11, 18, 25 and February 1, 2017.

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: April 5, 2005 MORTGAGOR: Felicia K. Baysah and Anthony M. Baysah, wife and husband. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded May 18, 2005 Scott County Recorder, Document No. A 698419. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: The Bank of New York Mellon FKA The Bank of New York, as successor trustee to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. as trustee for the certificateholders of Structured Asset Mortgage Investments II Trust 2005-AR3 Mortgage Pass-through Certificates Series 2005-AR3. Dated November 16, 2009 Recorded November 18, 2009, as Document No. A840719; and by Document Dated March 28, 2012 Recorded April 13, 2012 as Document No. A903155. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100285700000114594 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Winstar Mortgage Partners, Inc. RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc. MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 13666 Alabama Avenue South, Savage, MN 55378 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 261440020 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 2, Block 1, Huntington Estates 2nd Addition COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $184,000.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $249,751.00 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: March 2, 2017 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys' fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on September 5, 2017, unless that date falls on a weekend or legal holiday, in which case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None "THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR'S PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED." Dated: December 23, 2016 The Bank of New York Mellon f/k/a The Bank of New York, as Trustee Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 38 - 16-007509 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, January 4, 11, 18, 25 and February 1 and 8, 2017.

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(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: October 2, 2014 MORTGAGOR: Lucas B. Bennett, a single person and Julie A. Schneider, a single person. MORTGAGEE: M o r t g a g e Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded October 7, 2014 Scott County Recorder, Document No. A966335. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: MB Financial Bank, N.A. Dated March 7, 2016 Recorded March 14, 2016, as Document No. A997861. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100880800060807654 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: MB Financial Bank, NA RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: MB Financial Bank, N.A. MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 318 Wagner Way, Elko New Market, MN 55054 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 230080180 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 10, Block 2, Whispering Creek 2nd Addition, Scott County, Minnesota. COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $216,015.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $222,501.16 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: February 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys' fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on August 21, 2017, unless that date falls on a weekend or legal holiday, in which case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None "THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR'S PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED." Dated: December 22, 2016 MB Financial Bank, N. A. Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 161 - 16-007747 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, January 4, 11, 18, 25 and February 1 and 8, 2017.

NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT LIEN FORECLOSURE SALE Date: December 1, 2016 YOU ARE NOTIFIED THAT: 1. Default has occurred in the terms and conditions of the Declaration of Featherstone Lake Homeowners Association, recorded in the office of the Scott County Recorder as Document No. A428737, as amended and supplemented, and also, pursuant to Minn. Stat. §515B.3-116, covering the following property: Legal Description: Lot 47, Block 5, Featherstone Lake Estates Common Interest Ownership No. 1068 Street Address: 14548 Lockslie Trail, Savage, MN 55378 Tax Parcel No.: 262861040 2. Pursuant to said Declaration,

there is claimed to be due and owing as of December 1, 2016 from Kenneth Stever, title holder, to the Association, a Minnesota non-profit corporation, the amount of $4,059.00, for unpaid association assessments, late fees, attorneys’ fees and costs, plus any other such amounts that will accrue after December 1, 2016 including additional assessments and reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs of collection and foreclosure which will be added to the amount claimed due and owing at the time of the sale herein. 3. No action is now pending at law or otherwise to recover said debt or any part thereof. 4. That all preforeclosure requirements have been met. 5. The owner has not been released from the owner’s financial obligation to pay said amount. 6. The Declaration, referenced above, and Minn. Stat. §§515B.3115 and 515B.3-116 provide for a continuing lien against the property. A Notice of Lien evidencing the amount due as of September 19, 2016 was filed in the office of the Scott County Recorder on October 26, 2016, as Document No. A1013314. 7. Pursuant to the power of sale contained in the same Declaration and granted by the owner in taking title to the premises subject to said Declaration and pursuant to Minn. Stat. §515B.3-116, said Lien will be foreclosed by the sale of said property by the Sheriff of Scott County at the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, Law Enforcement Center 301 Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN 55379 on the 17th day of February 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at public auction to the highest bidder, to pay the amount then due for said assessments, together with the costs of foreclosure, including attorneys’ fees as allowed by law. 8. The time allowed by law for redemption by the unit owner, the unit owner’s personal representatives or assigns is six (6) months from the date of sale. 9. The date and time to vacate the property is 11:59 p.m. on August 17, 2017, if the account is not reinstated or the owner does not redeem from the foreclosure sale. REDEMPTION NOTICE THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. 10. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Attorneys for Featherstone Lake Homeowners Association Chestnut Cambronne PA By: /s/ Gretchen S. Schellhas Gretchen S. Schellhas, Esq. (#195595) 17 Washington Avenue North, Suite 300 Minneapolis, MN 55401-2048 (612) 339-7300 (Featherstone Lake – Stever 20141066.006) Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, January 4, 11, 18, 25 and February 1 and 8, 2017.

Scott County Board Proceedings BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS COUNTY OF SCOTT DECEMBER 20, 2016 (1) The Board of Commissioners, in and for the County of Scott, Minnesota, met in the Courthouse Board Room in the City of Shakopee, Minnesota, and convened at 9:00 a.m., with the following members present: Commissioner Marschall, presiding, Commissioner Wagner, Commissioner Wolf, Commissioner Beard and Commissioner Ulrich. (2) Minutes: On a motion by Commissioner Ulrich, seconded by Commissioner Wolf, the Minutes of the December 1, 2016 Scott County and Three Rivers Park District Boards of Commissioners joint meeting were approved. On a motion by Commissioner Beard, seconded by Commissioner Wolf, the Minutes of December 6, 2016 were approved. (3) Recognition of Student Participation in the 2040 Comprehensive Plan Design: Planning Manager Brad Davis reported a contest was held for young artists to develop designs and drawings for Scott County’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan and a logo for the Scott County Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP). The winning entries were presented and the winning artists were recognized: (4) Recognition of Interested Citizens: Lloyd Erbaugh, Prior Lake, recognized and thanked Commissioner Marschall for her twenty years of service as a Scott County Commissioner. (5) Consent Agenda: On a motion by Commissioner Wolf, seconded by Commissioner Ulrich, the following actions were approved unanimously. All resolutions are available in the office of the County Administrator and are made a part of this record by reference. A. Approve the request for an Interim Use Permit (#2016-60) for Eric Pieper, applicant, to operate an automotive repair service business located in Section 17 of New Market Township, zoned RR 1, Rural Residential Reserve District. B. Approve the request to amend Conditional Use Permit (PL#20160061) for Lake Marion Storage, Gary Miller, to operate an indoor storage facility to add a 23,760 square foot building addition located in Section

BELLE PLAINE HERALD, BELLE PLAINE, MINNESOTA 1 of New Market Township, zoned C-1, General Commercial. C. Approve the acceptance of Family Group Decision Making grant funds in the amount of $131,800 for calendar year 2017. D. Accept funding in the amount of $311,372 for calendar year 2017 for the Child and Teen Check-Up Outreach Program and increase staffing 0.30 full-time equivalent. E. Approve acceptance of Urban Area Security Initiative Grant A-UASI-2016-SCOTTCO-010 from Minnesota Homeland Security Emergency Management in the amount of $54,000. F. Adopt Resolution No. 2016210; Authorizing Entering Into an Agreement With WSB and Associates, Inc. for Consultant Services for the 169 Freight Mobility Project in Jackson and Louisville Townships. G. Adopt Resolution No. 2016211; Authorizing Entering Into an Agreement With Kennedy and Graven for Consultant Services for the 169 Freight Mobility Project in Jackson and Louisville Townships. H. Adopt Resolution No. 2016226; Authorizing Entering Into an Agreement With Wilson Development Services for Consultant Services for the 169 Freight Mobility Project in Jackson and Louisville Townships. I. Adopt Resolution No. 2016213; Approving the Granting of an Electrical Line Easement Across Property Situated in the Township of Belle Plaine to Provide Interconnect Service for a Planned Community Solar Farm Situated on Adjoining Property in the City of Belle Plaine. J. Adopt Resolution No. 2016-214; Vacating Part of the Right-of-Way Along County Highway 44 in Credit River Township and the City of Savage. K. Adopt Resolution No. 2016-215; Authorizing Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. 1000184 With the State of Minnesota Department of Transportation for Cost Participation in the Highway 169 Transitway and MnPASS Managed Lane Study. L. Adopt Resolution No. 2016-217; Authorizing an Amendment to the Agreement With EagleJet Systems, Inc. for Project Management Services for the Life of a Parcel Program for January 1, 2017 Through December 31, 2018. M. Approve the appointment and re-appointment of citizens to advisory committees. N. Approve the Renewal Application for a 3.2 Malt Liquor License for 2017 for Kevin Hafermann dba Doherty’s Tavern in Spring Lake Township. O. Approve the Renewal Application for a Precious Metal License for Mark A. Smith dba PawnXChange LLC. P. Approve the renewal of the Southwest Metro Drug Task Force Joint Powers Agreement. Q. Approve the renewal of the State of Minnesota Mutual Aid Joint Powers Agreement. R. Adopt Resolution No. 2016-208; Re-Appointing Dr. Andrew Baker as Scott County Medical Examiner for a One-Year Term Effective January 1, 2017 Through December 31, 2017. S. Approve the 2017 Technical Assistance, Cost Share, and Incentives Program Docket for the Scott Watershed Management Organization. T. Adopt Resolution No. 2016209; Authorizing Entering Into an Agreement With the Scott Soil and Water Conservation District for Technical Services and Program Support in 2017 for an Amount Not to Exceed $550,000. U. Adopt Resolution No. 2016-212; Sustaining a Special Fund in 2017 for Solid Waste Management. V. Approve the 2017 Comprehensive County Fee Schedule. W. Adopt Resolution No. 2016227; Authorizing the Amendment of a Grant Agreement With the Metropolitan Council for Funding Phase 1 Development of Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park to Include Fiscal Year 2017 Parks and Trails Legacy Funds in the Amount of $602,000. X. Approve the record of disbursements and approve the claims made to Scott County from November 1, 2016 through November 30, 2016 in the sum of $82,038,178.94. Y. Adopt Resolution No. 2016-202; Approving a Three-Year Agreement Between the County of Scott and the Scott County Association of Human Service Supervisors Effective January 1, 2017 Through December 31, 2019 and Rescinding Resolution No.2014-077. Z. Adopt Resolution No. 2016-206; Approving a Three-Year Agreement Between the County of Scott and Law Enforcement Labor Services, Inc., (Local 332) – Sheriff Essential Licensed Sergeant Unit Effective January 1, 2017 Through December 31, 2019 and Rescinding Resolution No. 2014 004. AA. Adopt Resolution No. 2016-218; Establishing the 2017 Compensation Plan Policy, Merit Increase Matrix, and Grade Schedule and Rescinding Resolution No. 2015-246. AB.Adopt Resolution No. 2016-219; Amending the Juvenile Alternative Facility Program Supervisors and Facility Probation Officers Essential, Non-Exempt, Policy and Rescinding Resolution No. 2006-172. AC. Adopt Resolution No. 2016220; Setting the Annual Salary Rate for the Board of Commissioners for 2017 and Rescinding Resolution No. 2015-244. AD. Adopt Resolution No. 2016221; Setting the Annual Salary Rate for the Elected Position of County Attorney for 2017 and Rescinding Resolution No. 2015-243. AE. Setting the Annual Salary Rate for the Elected Position of County Sheriff for 2017 and Rescinding Resolution No. 2015-242. AF. Adopt Resolution No. 2016223; Amending the Employment Benefits Policy to Reflect $10.00/ Month Contribution to the PostRetirement Healthcare Savings Plan for Non-Bargaining Employees and Rescinding Resolution No. 2010073. AG. Adopt Resolution No. 2016224; Amending the Leaves of Absence Policy to Reflect Christmas Eve as a Holiday for Non-Bargaining Employees When it Falls on Monday Through Thursday and Rescinding Resolution No. 2015-220. AH. Adopt Resolution No. 2016228; Fixing the 2017 Per Diem Rate for Members of the County Board and Advisory Bodies Serving Scott

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H.S. Dance

Belle Plaine Starts 2017 Strong Following a long holiday break, the Belle Plaine High School Explosion dance team was back in the competitive swing of things at Saturday’s Lakeville South Invitational, where Belle Plaine had one of its strongest out-of-conference outings of the season so far – placing second among 11 teams in high kick and third among 10 teams in jazz. In kick, Orono took first place with a score of four, followed by Belle Plaine (6), Marshall (7), Randolph (14), KassonMantorville (14), Rockford (18), Zumbrota-Mazeppa (23), Duluth Denfeld (25), Holy Family Catholic (25.5), New Ulm (31) and Mayer Lutheran (32). Marshall was tops in jazz with a score of three, followed by Orono (6), Belle Plaine (10), Kasson-Mantorville (14), Zumbrota-Mazeppa (14), Holy

Family Catholic (17), Randolph (22), New Ulm (26), Duluth Denfeld (27) and Mayer Lutheran (29). Belle Plaine, which ended the 2016 portion of its schedule with the lead in both the Minnesota River Conference jazz and high kick standings, was scheduled to compete in a MRC meet at Jordan Tuesday night after this edition of the Herald went to press. Belle Plaine will host an invitational this Saturday at the BPHS south gym. The event is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. The next MRC meet is scheduled for Jan. 19 at WatervilleElysian-Morristown. Coach’s Comments “All Belle Plaine teams did amazing this weekend (at Lakeville),” said Belle Plaine coach Shyler Egan. “This was B-squad’s first competition and they came out strong, taking first for both routines. B-squad

coach Allie Pauslon is very happy with her team. They are excited to dance at our home invite this weekend. “JV also had two very great performances,” Egan continued. “They danced their hearts out and it definitely showed. Varsity jazz changed their entire routine, song included, over winter break. They learned it in one week and danced it this weekend. Our scores jumped enormously. The varsity jazz team is excited to perfect the dance and see where our scores can go. Varsity kick also had a really great performance. With receiving higher scores than we have projected, we beat teams that we have not yet beat this season. I am so proud of all six teams. They have worked so hard this season and have continuously shown dedication and improvement. Their hard work is paying off.”

Girls’ Basketball

Tigers’ Losing Streak Reaches 11 by Dan Ruud The Belle Plaine High School girls’ basketball team’s losing streak currently stands at 11 games following a trio of losses last week, all at home. The Tigers lost to Faribault Bethlehem Academy 70-60 Tuesday night, to unbeaten Norwood Young American 83-24 Friday night and to St. Peter 65-44 Saturday afternoon. The Tigers, 0-5 in the Minnesota River Conference, 2-12 overall, will be looking to break their losing streak when they travel to winless Le SueurHenderson for a MRC game 7:30 p.m. this Thursday. While the Tigers were getting beaten by NYA by 59 points Friday, the Giants were in Jordan getting blitzed by the Jaguars by 56 points (76-20). Faribault BA 70, Tigers 60 The Tigers came up on the short end of a game of streaks as the Cardinals escaped Belle

Plaine with a 10-point victory last Tuesday night in Belle Plaine. “We did not come out ready to play. We were very flat,” said Tigers coach Randy Carlson. “They jumped out to a 10-0 lead before we figured it out. We then played well and took a 22-20 lead late in the first half before they went on a run to take a 32-24 halftime lead.” The Tigers managed to regain the lead in the second half before handing it back to Faribault BA, which held on down the homestretch. Paige Narveson and Elizabeth Johnson accounted for all but 18 of Belle Plaine’s points with 22 and 20 points, respectively. Rounding out the scoring for the Tigers were Lily Vinkemeier (7), Sarah Lenz (6) Maria Larson (3) and Alexa Lenz (2). Vinkemeier had a team-high 11 rebounds, while Sarah Lenz and Alexa Lenz both had seven.

Keely Skluzacek poured in 26 points for the Cardinals, 21 of those coming in the second half. NYA 83, Tigers 24 Norwood Young America showed why its one of the premier Class 2A teams in Minnesota as it scored 52 points in the first half on its way to an easy victory Friday night in Belle Plaine. “NYA pretty much dominated the game with their size, strength and skills,” Carlson said. “There is a reason they are No. 4 in the state rankings.” Narveson was the Tigers’ high scorer with nine points. Lauren Johnson and Elizabeth Johnson both had four points, while Sarah Lenz had three. Vinkemeier and Jaylen Struck-

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Tournament Champs The Belle Plaine seventh grade girls’ traveling basketball team played in the Hutchinson basketball tournament on Saturday, Jan. 7 and took first place. Pictured in the back row, from left, are coach Noah Lee, Malina Koepp, Leah Lena, Jace Schultz, Zoe Tanguma and coach Dan Koepp. In the front row are Remi Meyer, Lilly Lee, Sydney Fors and Abby Dalchow. County, Minnesota. AI. Separation of employment for Beth Olson, FT Employment & Training Counselor, Health and Human Services Division, effective 12/30/16. Separation of employment for Bridget Blomer, FT Financial Assistance Supervisor, Health and Human Services Division, effective 01/03/17. Separation of employment for Rhett Rettinger, FT Social Work Case Manager, Health and Human Services Division, effective 12/30/16. Separation of employment for Ryan Schmitt, FT Temporary Program Delivery Seasonal, Community Services Division, effective 12/12/16. Separation of employment for Diana Tyree, Office Assistant-Unclassified, Community Services Division, effective 12/23/16. Separation of employment for Katie McGrane, Intermittent (34% FTE) Office AssistantUnclassified, Sheriff’s Office, effective 11/30/16. Separation of employment for Laurel Prodahl, Intermittent (34% FTE) Facility Probation Officer-Unclassified, Health and Human Services Division, effective 11/28/16. FT Temporary employment for Caitlin Killeen, Social Worker I-Unclassified, Health and Human Services Division, effective 12/05/16. Change in employment status for Elizabeth Holbeck, PT Temporary (50% FTE) Administrative SpecialistUnclassified to PT Probationary (50% FTE) Administrative Specialist, Sheriff’s Office, effective 12/05/16. Amend employment status for Erica Tikalsky, PT Temporary (50% FTE) to Intermittent (34% FTE) Library Associate-Unclassified, Community

Services Division, effective 12/05/16. The recognition of the following individuals as volunteers which will enable them to be covered for liability insurance purposes in accordance with the insurance contracts currently in force with Scott County: Kayli Elvin, Jacqueline Macht, Larry Stiver, Lisa Folz, Ezekiel Taylor, and Thomas Fix. (6) Develop Strong Public Partnerships: Sheriff Luke Hennen presented the Morris A. Miller Outstanding Service Award to Paramedic Mark Weiberg for his response to an automobile accident on February 14, 2016. (7) Assure Long Term Fiscal Stability: A. Commissioner Beard moved, seconded by Commissioner Ulrich to adopt Resolution No. 2016-203; Setting the Scott County, Minnesota Gross Levy for Taxes Payable in the Year 2017 in the Amount of $68,628,361 Less $4,968,361 Certified Property Tax Aids for a Net Levy of $63,660,000. A copy of the resolution is available in the office of the County Administrator and is made a part of this record by reference. On a roll call vote the motion passed on a vote of four ayes with Commissioner Wagner dissenting. B. Commissioner Beard moved, seconded by Commissioner Wolf to adopt Resolution No. 2016-204; Approving the 2017 Budgets for Scott County, Minnesota, Offices, Departments and Agencies, and the Transportation Improvement, Parks Improvement, Building Improvement, Information Technology Improvement, and

Capital Improvement Programs. A copy of the resolution is available in the office of the County Administrator and is made a part of this record by reference. The motion carried unanimously. (8) Provide a Supportive Organizational Culture: A. Commissioner Wolf moved, seconded by Commissioner Beard to adopt Resolution No. 2016225; Updating and Adopting Scott County’s Values, Objectives, and Strategies as amended. A copy of the resolution is available in the office of the County Administrator and is made a part of this record by reference. The motion carried unanimously. B. Chair Marschall recessed the meeting at 10:54 a.m. to conduct a closed Board meeting to evaluate the performance of County Administrator Gary Shelton and reconvened the meeting at 12:03 p.m. On a motion by Commissioner Wolf, seconded by Commissioner Beard, the meeting adjourned at 12:03 p.m. Barbara Marschall, Chair Gary L. Shelton, County Administrator, Clerk of the Board Debra K. Brazil, Deputy Clerk to the Board This is a summary of the Board proceedings (M.S. 375.12). The full text is available at www.co.scott. mn.us (which can be accessed at any public library), and in the office of the County Administrator. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, January 11, 2017.


MRC OneAct Play Festival Jan. 21 The second annual Minnesota River Conference OneAct Play Festival will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21 at Jordan High School. Each of the seven schools will present their Minnesota State High League (MSHSL) competition play. The event will begin at 9 a.m. This year’s MSHSL competition begins with subsection contests on Jan. 28. This leads to section contests the next weekend, followed by state competition Feb. 9-10. At the MRC event, two judges will give oral and written critiques of each play, but no scores are recorded. No champion for the event is named. The performances are open to the public and admission will be per regular MRC event ($6/$4).

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

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

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

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

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Standings as of Jan. 10 Girls’ Basketball W L Mayer Lutheran 4 0 Norwood YA 4 0 Tri-City United 3 1 Sibley East 2 2 Jordan 2 3 Le Sueur-Hend. 0 4 Belle Plaine 0 5 Results NYA 83, Belle Plaine 24 Jordan 76, LS-H 20 Boys’ Basketball W L Jordan 3 0 Sibley East 2 1 Belle Plaine 1 1 Tri-City United 1 1 Mayer Lutheran 1 2 Norwood YA 0 1 Le Sueur-Hend. 0 2 Results Scott County Board Proceedings 65, Mayer Luth. 57 Jordan Wrestling W L Le Sueur-Hend. 1 0 Scott West 1 0 Sibley East 1 0 Tri-City United 1 1 Norwood YA 0 3 Results Scott West 72, NYA 5 Tri-City United 51, NYA 13 Sibley East 57, NYA 23 LS-H 38, Tri-City United 28 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2006

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

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

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H.S. Wrestling

Scott West Stays Unbeaten in Duals The Scott West wrestling team rang in the 2017 New Year with a convincing 45-19 win over one of its Section 2AA rivals, the Watertown-Mayer/Mayer Lutheran Royals as the two teams took to the mats at Jordan Middle School Friday night. No team over the last five years has had the Panthers’ number more than the Royals as they have beaten Scott West three times in that span, including a 36-18 regular season win that rang in the 2016 New Year last season in addition to the two wins in 2013, where the Royals put a daily double win by beating the Panthers in Jordan to win the Minnesota River Conference championship and then later became the last team to beat the Panthers in Section 2AA wrestling action as they knocked Scott West out in the section final four semifinals in Watertown that same year. Scott West has bounced back to win the last three section team championships. The Panthers certainly got the better of it Thursday night as they went right to work and basically dealt the Royals a straight flush by winning the first six weight classes and build a 30-0 team lead. Leading the way for the home team was Panther lightweight Jacob Hill as the freshman 106pounder opened the meet with a nice leg attack take down on Royal Jackson Meyer to take a 2-0 lead, and shortly thereafter Hill launched Meyer to his back with a first period matchending headlock. There would be no throw needed at the next weight class at 113 pounds as Jacob Strack received a Watertown-Mayer forfeit, so that moved the meet to one of its feature matches of the night as a pair of sopho-

Scott West’s Calvin Menke lifted his opponent off the mat during Friday night’s dual against Watertown-Mayer in Jordan. mores in returning Royal statequalifier Carter Entinger and #9-rated Justin Stauffacher came to the mat to do battle at 120. After scoring a first period take down to take a 2-0 lead, Stauffacher would build on that lead in the second period as he scored an escape and then quite possibly the move of the night as he exploded into what became a lightning-quick duck under that led to his second take down of the match and 5-0 lead going into the third period. He went on to win a 5-1 decision. The next two matches would be quick as the Panthers dominated behind Jackson Stauffacher at 126 and Tyler Shackle

at 132. After scoring the opening take down, Stauffacher wrapped up Riley Hertzog with a first period match-ending cradle, and Shackle followed suit in his match at 132 as after scoring a couple of take downs, he powered Lukas Gilbert to his back with a second period match-ending arm bar. Scott west’s Parker Huss scored plenty of points in his 11-7 win over Will Elskamp, but unfortunately he would also give up way too many points in their match at 138. After scoring six first periods points, Huss actually found himself trailing the

Belle Plaine’s Matt Nelson, right, battled a Glencoe-Silver Lake player for a rebound Thursday night in Belle Plaine. Also in on the play for the Tigers was Patrick Bigaouette.

H.S. Boys’ Basketball

Belle Plaine Wins Two of Three

by Dan Ruud The Belle Plaine High School boys’ basketball team won two of three nonconference games last week, defeating Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial 80-72 and St. Peter 5553. Sandwiched between those Wrestling two games was a 52-44 loss to Glencoe-Silver Lake. (continued on page 4) The Tigers, 1-1 in the Minnesota River Conference, 7-5 overall, were scheduled to travel to Mayer Lutheran for a MRC game Tuesday night after this edition of the Herald went to press. They will host Norwood Young America and TriCity United in two more conference games Friday and next Tuesday, respectively. Both games start at 7:30 p.m. Tigers 80, LCWM 72 Brody Curtiss tossed in 29 points and three other Tigers also scored in double figures as Belle Plaine outlasted Lake Crystal-Welcome Memorial 80-72 last Tuesday night at LCWM. Following Curtiss in scoring Scott West 106-pounder Jacob Hill pinned his opponent from Watertown-Mayer during Fri- for the Tigers were Patrick Bigday night’s dual in Jordan. aouette (14), Nathan Herman (12) and Noah Hastings (10). Andrew Hunsader chipped in nine points, followed by Kellen Bergs (3), Jack Otto (2) and Tommy Dikmen (1). Herman had a team-high seven rebounds, while Curtiss had five rebounds, four assists and two steals. “Our defense was terrific in the second half,” summed up Belle Plaine coach Paul Fogarty. Glencoe-SL 52, Tigers 44 Belle Plaine limited a strong Glencoe-Silver Lake team to 19 points in the second half but much of the damage had already been done as the Tigers could not completely erase an

18-point (33-15) halftime deficit Thursday night at the BPHS gym. Curtiss and Herman scored 16 and 11 points, respectively, followed by Bigaouette with seven and Hastings five. Hunsader and Otto both had two points and Dikmen one. Curtiss and Hastings both had six rebounds and Herman five. Bigaouette had two steals. Belle Plaine 55, St. Peter 53 Herman had 16 points and Hastings added 15 as the Ti-

gers held off the Saints by two points in a Saturday matinee at the BPHS gym. “This was a very exciting game,” Fogarty said. “Our team keeps improving every day.” Following Herman and Hastings in the scoring column for Belle Plaine were Hunsader (9), Curtiss (7), Bigaouette (4), Dikmen (3) and Otto (1). Curtiss had five rebounds and Bigaouette had two steals. Herman and Matt Nelson both had four rebounds.

Belle Plaine’s Noah Hastings, right, had five points against Glencoe-Silver Lake Thursday night in Belle Plaine.

Scott West heavyweight Ben Alexander, right, threw his opponent to the mat just before scoring a pin fall call during Friday night’s dual against Watertown-Mayer in Jordan.

Entertaining at Halftime The Belle Plaine junior varsity Explosion dance team performed at halftime of Thursday night’s boys’ basketball game against Glencoe-Silver Lake. The following day, Belle Plaine competed in an invitational at Lakeville South High School, where both the varsity high kick The Tigers’ Tommy Dikmen put up a jumper against Glencoe-Silver Lake Thursday night in and jazz squads placed high (see story on page 9). Belle Plaine.


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Mankato Mayor Wants Belle Plaine’s Support in Dispute With MPCA Says MPCA’s Increased Phosphorous Restrictions will Cost Cities Millions

New Belle Plaine Mayor Chris Meyer, center, was flanked by City Administrator Mike Votca, left, and new Council Member Ben Stier at last Tuesday’s first council meeting of 2017. Also in attendance but not visible in the photo were council members Cary Coop and Paul Chard. New Council Member Theresa McDaniel was absent.

City Council

Belle Plaine Park Board and Ryan Herrmann as an alternate. Unanimously reappointed Ashton Pankonin as a member of the Belle Plaine Planning and Zoning Commission, and also unanimously reappointed Rick Krant and Kathy Joerg as members of the Belle Plaine Design Committee. *Unanimously appointed Jaron Funk, Olivia Turmes, Branden Larson and Wyatt Herrmann as ice rink attendants. The positions are overseen by the Belle Plaine School District’s recreation and activities director. *Unanimously approved a resolution setting the retiree monthly health insurance premium benefit for 2017 for qualifying city retirees at $600 per month, which is the same amount it has been since 2005. The city offers qualifying retirees a monthly health insurance premium. The employee must be employed a minimum of 20 continuous years with the city of Belle Plaine and be considered fully eligible to receive retirement benefits under Social Security and the Public Employees Retirement Association. *Unanimously authorized Belle Plaine’s 28th annual Recycle and Clean Up Day to take place on Saturday, April 29 from 8 a.m. to noon at the police department parking lot. The event is cosponsored by the city and Belle Plaine Lions Club.

Committee Appointments

In one of its first orders of business in 2017, the council approved the following committee and professional appointments for the city this year: Committee of the Whole – City Council. Ambulance Governing Board (Area Townships) – Chris Meyer, Theresa McDaniel, Michael Votca.

(continued from page 1) Ambulance Ridgeview – Chris Meyer, Ben Stier, Michael Votca, Doug Sweeney. Belle Plaine Township Joint Planning Board – Chris Meyer, Cynthia Smith Strack. Blakeley Township Joint Planning Board – Chris Meyer, Cynthia Smith Strack. Building Code Board of Appeals – Paul Chard, Michael Votca. Cable Vision Policy Board – Cary Coop, Theresa McDaniel, Dawn Meyer, Michael Votca. Charitable Gambling Policy and Governance – Paul Chard, Dawn Meyer, Michael Votca. Community Services Commission – Cary Coop, Ben Stier, Michael Votca. Design Committee – Theresa McDaniel, Cynthia Smith Strack. Economic Development Authority – Chris Meyer, Cary Coop, Cynthia Smith Strack. Episcopalian Church Restoration (ad hoc) – Chris Meyer, Cary Coop, Cynthia Smith Strack. Finance Ways and Means – Chris Meyer, Ben Stier, Dawn Meyer, Michael Votca. Fire Dept. Relief Association – Cary Coop, Theresa McDaniel, Michael Votca. Forestation – Committee of the Whole, Michael Votca. Highway 169 Coalition – Chris Meyer, Theresa McDaniel, Michael Votca. Minn. Valley State Recreation Area – Ben Stier. Park Board – Cary Coop, Ben Stier, Michael Votca. Personnel and Finance Review Board – Committee of the Whole, Dawn Meyer, Michael Votca. Planning and Zoning Council Liaison – Paul Chard, Cynthia Smith Strack. Public Safety – Chris Meyer, Ben Stier, Tom Stolee. Public Works – Chris Meyer, Paul Chard, Al Fahey.

Recreational Facility (ad hoc) – Chris Meyer, Ben Stier, Michael Votca. Safety Committee – Chris Meyer, Michael Votca. St. Lawrence Township Joint Planning Board – Chris Meyer, Cynthia Smith Strack. Taxation Board of Review – Committee of the Whole, Michael Votca. – Union Negotiations (preliminary) – Dawn Meyer, Michael Votca. Union Negotiations (final) – Committee of the Whole, Dawn Meyer, Michael Votca. Vice Mayor – Paul Chard. Acting City Administrator – Dawn Meyer. Yellow Ribbon City – Cary Coop, Ben Stier.

Professional Appointments

City Attorney – Scott County Attorney – Prosecutions, Kennedy and Graven. Official Depositories – State Bank of Belle Plaine, Cornerstone State Bank, League of Minnesota Cities 4M Fund, Wells Fargo Advisors, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC. City Engineer – Bolton and Menk. Financial Advisor – Ehlers and Associates. Official Newspaper – Belle Plaine Herald. Bond Counsel – Kennedy and Graven. Ambulance Management Services – Ridgeview Medical (Kevin Sipprell, Medical Director). City Auditor – Abdo, Eick and Meyers, LLP. Due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, Jan. 16, the next regular meeting of the Belle Plaine City Council is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 in the City Hall building at 218 North Meridian Street downtown.

Belle Plaine photographer Nick Peters was recently honored by the National Weather Service for a photo of a sunset he took in Henderson near the Scenic Byway. NWS placed the photo on its Facebook page.

Photographer they are. It just took on a life of its own. I sort of stumbled upon it,” Peters said. He mostly pursues photography in his free time—before and after work and on weekends—but he has taken a few professional opportunities such as weddings and maternity sessions. While he enjoyed it, Peters says he also likes the freedom of working on his own schedule and not having the pressure of pleasing a client, though he does still plan to take

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on jobs like that occasionally. “I just like to do my own thing,” he said. He added, “I really like what I’m doing now.” Aside from home, work and the surrounding areas, Peters said he often goes to the Ney Nature Center, state parks and other areas that present material for him to capture. Positive feedback from family and friends as well as the occasional recognition from larger organizations such as the National Weather Service encour-

age Peters to continue working at his hobby. “When people tell you you’re good,” Peter said, “it gives you motivation to do it more and get better at it.”

by Dan Ruud Near the end of its first meeting of 2017 last Tuesday night, the Belle Plaine City Council reviewed a letter from Mankato Mayor Eric Anderson seeking the city’s support in an issue dealing with phosphorous pollution in the Minnesota River. Anderson contends that the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s (MPCA) newly adopted phosphorous standards will do more harm than good, and are being implemented illegally. Anderson is requesting Belle Plaine and other communities along the Minnesota River Basin to sign a letter of support and attend a meeting until the issue is resolved. In the meantime, a letter will be sent to Gov. Mark Dayton and MPCA Commissioner John Linc Stine requesting that the meeting take place to discuss a collaborative approach in dealing with phosphorous pollution in the Minnesota River Basin. In a latter to mayors and city administrators/managers across the Minnesota River Basin, Anderson said that on Nov. 30, more than 50 city officials and business leaders, etc. attended a meeting to learn more about the MPCA’s newly-adopted phosphorous standards. “Unfortunately, these new phosphorous standards have serious scientific flaws and the MPCA is implementing them

illegally so as to impose additional phosphorous limits that are far more restrictive than necessary,” wrote Anderson. “These unnecessary restrictions will require hundreds of millions of dollars in additional investments in wastewater treatment technology for municipalities and private industry. Furthermore, due to the scientific flaws at issue, in many instances these investments will fail to produce measurable benefits to water quality. “As a fellow mayor of a city in the Minnesota River Basin, I am asking you (Belle Plaine and other cities) to join me in signing the attached letter to Gov. Dayton and MPCA Commissioner John Linc Stine,” the Mankato mayor continued. “In the letter, we lay out our concerns about the new phosphorous standards and ask the governor and commissioner to meet with us to discuss ways we can work collaboratively to develop a broad coalition of municipal groups, agricultural interests, environmental organizations and state agencies to address the health of the Minnesota River in a comprehensive, effective and fair manner. We also request that the MPCA cease the issuance of new permit limits for phosphorous in the Minnesota River Basin until that meeting occurs.” The council directed staff to proceed with the support of the letter requesting the meeting takes place. In his report to the council, Belle Plaine Public Works Superintendent Al Fahey said phosphorous limits and loading for the Minnesota River “is complicated to say the least, but we should at least listen to what they have to say to the

MPCA.” Fahey added that the MPCA has not had any official conversations with Belle Plaine regarding the issue. “In fact, we are not even listed on any of the graphs I’ve seen, and from the conversations I have had with them, these are preliminary TMDL (total maximum daily load) numbers,” Fahey said. “This could affect the city on how we operate the wastewater treatment facility, but until we know what those TMDLs will be, I cannot tell you what our best options would be, if any.” A TMDL is the maximum amount of a pollutant a body of water can receive without violating water quality standards. Fahey said Belle Plaine’s current phosphorous limit is 1.0 parts per million and does not expire until 2018. In 2015, the MPCA reported that half the lakes and rivers in southern Minnesota, including the Minnesota River, were too polluted for safe swimming and fishing. That helped ignite intensified efforts by the MPCA to protect Minnesota’s waters. The MPCA concluded that the problems are worsening and will require 20 to 30 years to address. Still, the conclusion portion of the coalition’s letter to be sent to the governor and MPCA commissioner says the MPCA is taking things too far. “We recognize that some additional efforts from cities will be necessary to protect the river from pollution and other dangers. However, we cannot stand for an approach that overburdens our cities with expensive regulations that will fail to actually improve the river or needlessly harm local economies.”

B.P. School Board Begins to Refine Goals for Superintendent’s Review Organizational Meeting: Board Leadership Remains the Same

As they prepare for the first of three reviews between February and June, members of the Belle Plaine School Board want Superintendent Ryan Laager to continue much of the work he’s doing while helping district staff become even better at teaching students each day. During Monday’s (Jan. 9) school board meeting, board members offered Laager a list of possible district and personal goals they will consider to rate him on when they perform the first of his performance reviews since he was hired in August of 2015. The school board plans to conduct formative assessments on Laager’s performance in February and April. It expects to conduct a summative assessment of his cumulative work through June of 2017. It will look at performance from fall of 2015 through to the present. The school board will do regular evaluations starting in the 2017-18 school year. The board will narrow down a wide array of suggested board goals offered at Monday’s meeting. The suggested goals include continuing to expand enrollment through growth and enhancement of curricular options, seeking parental input in formulating district goals, building connections with organizations that serve community members, and continue to develop the district’s use of technology and utilization plan. Other suggestions from board members included making sure the school district’s curriculum is up-to-date and matches what 21st Century learners need when entering the workforce, and that Laager present comprehensive accountability system that includes qualitative data with the evaluation of curricular strategies. Other suggestions for goals include providing leadership for the district’s administrators, evaluating building staff and assessing the needs for repairs and maintenance. He should also prioritize facility needs based on student and staff safety concerns and the length of repair projects. Other suggestions for targets Laager could address include creations of goals addressing seeking and developing alternative funding streams, continuing to develop professional de-

velopment related to the use of technology, and continuing to develop ways to communicate to school district residents. Board members also suggested personal goals for Laager to address. Those potential goals include continued conversations and collaboration with other school district administrators. Board members also suggested he try to be more visible at cocurricular events (like concerts, plays, sporting events and other activities).

Realistic Expectation

Director Diane Skelley said the board couldn’t expect Laager be at every school event, but that she’s heard parents inquire about his attendance at school functions. Laager says he tries to get to as many events as he can. He told the board he routinely attends section athletic competitions. Laager plans to track his attendance at future events to make sure he gets to a broad array of school events. Board members also suggested Laager continues to focus on helping district employees continue to build strengths and improve areas of challenge. They also want him to set goals as related to needed projects for the district. Laager’s suggestions for district goals include ongoing focus on improving communications, technology, and facilities that create the aesthetic quality and feel for the community as people look to establish roots. He also suggested developing a financial model that compares how Belle Plaine spends money compared to area school districts (Central, Sibley East, Le Sueur-Henderson, Jordan, Watertown-Mayer and Tri-City United). Laager also suggested a goal challenging him to provide leadership and direction to ensure the district’s curriculum and instruction reflects the needs of 21st Century learners through best practices and modern tools and skills. Laager said the finance information is “the blood of the or-

ganization.” With a budget of about $16 million, he said the district currently has enough money. Laager told board members the key is how the district chooses to allocate its financial resources. He said the fiduciary responsibility to spend money wisely is one of the biggest responsibilities of the superintendent. On a personal level, Laager suggested goals that include building a presence in district facilities. He will record visits to facilities with a goal of spending time in each building once a week. He also aims to record informal and formal observations of staff to establish a baseline for the number of observations of staff performed

School Goals

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Arrowhead Demonstration to be Held at Library Jan. 14 There will be flint knap/arrowhead creation demonstrations at the Belle Plaine Public Library meeting room (125 West Main Street) on Saturday, Jan. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You are invited to stop by anytime between those hours. Flint knappers and archeologist enthusiasts will be demonstrating arrowhead creation, displaying fossils and talking archeology. You are also encouraged to bring in your own artifacts for information and identification.

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