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Belle Plaine Native is Right Where He Wants to Be James Fogarty Has His ‘Dream Job’
He recalls the many times he sat in a pasture at his grandfather John Halloran’s farm in Belle Plaine Township not far from Union Hill. James Fogarty watched ducks glide into a wildlife management area. It was a vision that cemented his career plans. Fogarty is one of the lucky ones, a person who works his dream job each and every day. He wouldn’t have it any other way. Fogarty is a new Department of Natural Resources conservation officer. He works in the La Crescent Station in southeastern Minnesota, one of the state’s most scenic areas. “This is a job that doesn’t feel like work to me,” Fogarty said. “I get to talk with people who are doing what I love to do.” He spends most of every day in the field, in a truck, on a snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle meeting people out hunting, fishing or just hiking in the area’s many coulees (deep ravines). He has learned about the potential dangers of fishing on the Mississippi River, where the levels of water below the ice can fluctuate dramatically depending on the amount of water the U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers allows flowing through lock and damns at Genoa, Wis. and Dresbach, Minn. “It really changes how safe the ice is,” he said. “It can fluctuate dramatically in just a few hours.”
‘Standard’ Law Enforcement
Fogarty spent 13 years in what he calls “standard” law enforcement. His career started in 2003 as a dispatcher and corrections officer with the Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office. He was later hired as a road deputy and later promoted to detective with the Carver County Sheriff’s Of-
fice. Both jobs taught Fogarty skills he uses everyday as a conservation officer. In standard law enforcement, when he wasn’t responding to calls, Fogarty learned to work with people, showing them the best ways to safely enjoy the outdoors. He constantly preaches safety to people he meets during his work as a conservation officer. As a road deputy and later detective, he learned about details of an incident or a crime were chronicled and properly handled. Along the way, Fogarty realized his true calling as a conservation officer. He became the Carver County Sheriff’s Office’s unofficial go-to deputy on questions involving outdoor The cross in this display at Veterans Park in Belle Plaine will be removed following a comsafety regulations and laws. plaint from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. The soldier and rifle will remain. Just as in standard law enforcement, the overwhelming majority of people Fogarty deals with as a conservation officer are basically good people who may need some reminders about safety. Rarely does his work enter the realm of someone breaking a law. Cross From Veterans rial sends a message that the being there,” said Ruehling, But when it does, Fogarty uses government cares only about adding that the display was his law enforcement and DNR Park Display to be the death of Christian soldiers put up several months ago by training. In the field, he’s the and is disdainful of the sacri- a family member of a recently Removed evidence technician and the infices made by non-Christian deceased veteran. vestigator all in one. He sees an and nonreligious soldiers, since During the holiday season of by Dan Ruud incident through, from discovit excludes the one-third of the 2015, the FFRF objected to “A Minnesota town is mulling ery to resolution. over a religious veterans war population that identifies as the community’s annual NativFogarty memorial. We need to persuade such. Please act appropriately ity Scene being placed on city city officials to proceed in the and move the religious display property (the police department (continued on page 6) off city property.” grounds). The foundation used right manner.” The Belle Plaine City Council its First Amendment right to The “town” referred to is held a “closed” meeting on the place a banner of its own next Belle Plaine and the statement comes from the Freedom From issue on Jan. 3, citing attorney/ to the Nativity Scene that read: Religion Foundation (FFRF) client privilege as the reason to “At this season of the Winkeep the meeting closed to the ter Solstice, let reason prevail. website. personnel. The women eventupublic and media. There are no Gods, no devils, “In Veterans Memorial Park in ally left the store. City Administrator Mike Vot- no angles, no heaven or hell. the city of Belle Plaine, Minn., The store manager followed ca did not disclose any details There is only our natural world. them out the door trying to get there is a display of a soldier from the closed meeting, but Religion is but a myth & superthe license plate number of their kneeling before a Latin cross along with Mayor Chris Meyer, stition that hardens hearts & envehicle. The criminal complaint next to the Veterans Memorial attended Monday night’s Belle slaves minds.” says Lee told the manager, “he Stone. This display was report- Plaine Veterans Club meeting, The banner was stolen a short was going to die.” He had to edly added to the park very and veterans representatives time after its placement before recently,” continues the FFRF jump out of the way as their agreed to remove the cross from being returned and then stolen vehicle left the parking lot with complaint, which it has present- the display, as recommended by again. ed to the city of Belle Plaine. Lee at the wheel. City Attorney Bob Vose. The While helping set up the NaInvestigators later learned the “We certainly have no objec- soldier and rifle will remain. tivity Scene on private grounds check was stolen from a per- tion to veterans’ memorials. Belle Plaine VFW Command- at JD’s Auto Service this past son in Iowa who did not know But it is unlawful for a city er Larry Ruehling said he’s the check had been stolen. The government to display patently “disgusted” the FFRF would go Religious Display information on the check from religious symbols on city propthis far. (continued on page 3) Lake Area Bank belonged to erty, even to commemorate our “I see nothing wrong with it veterans,” continues the FFRF another person who did not realize her check information had website. “It shows an endorsebeen stolen, according to the ment of religion over non-religion. Additionally, the memocriminal charge.
Freedom from Religion Foundation Demands Another Belle Plaine Display be Taken Off City Property
Woman Gets Prison Time for Check Forgery, Assault at B.P. Store A 24-year-old woman will spend time in prison for trying to cash a stolen and forged check at a Belle Plaine grocery store and then threatening the life of the store manager when staff declined to honor the check. After being convicted of forgery and assault in July of 2016, Mai Kai Lee of Cottage Grove was sentenced Jan. 6, 2017 to 366 days in prison for felony check forgery and fifth-degree assault, a misdemeanor. Judge Rex Stacey dismissed a third count against Lee, misdemeanor disorderly conduct. According to the criminal complaint, Lee was one of two women who tried to cash the worthless check for $412.05
at the Belle Plaine Coborn’s Superstore Feb. 28, 2016. The manager was familiar with the two women thanks to a security alert he had received from a Coborn’s store in Albertville, Minn. The women were pictured on the alert. They had previously used a stolen check to purchase $1,251 in merchandise from the Coborn’s in Albertville. The criminal charge says Belle Plaine store personnel tried to delay the transaction until police arrived. The two women grew frustrated with the holdup and threatened to call the police. They demanded the identification and check they had presented to Coborn’s store
Rural Fire Association’s 71st Annual Meeting Next Monday
The 71st annual meeting of the Belle Plaine Rural Fire Protection Association will take place 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23 at the Belle Plaine Fire Hall, 700 East Main Street. All rural residents in the Belle Plaine Fire District are members and are invited to attend. Food and refreshments will be served. The meeting will include the
distribution of the annual financial report, determination of yearly mill rate assessment and the election of officers. RFPA Secretary John Murphy said no major purchases or spending increases are expected for 2017. Three seats will be up in the election of officers. Included are those of Ralph Malz, Gary Schmitz and Larry Schmidt.
Strait Smiles Again Taking Part in ‘Give Kids A Smile’ Strait Smiles Family Dentistry is among hundreds of dentists across the state who are joining together to provide free dental care as participants in “Give Kids a Smile Day” on Friday, Feb. 3. This program is part of a larger campaign organized nationwide by the American Dental Association. Contact Strait Smiles Family Dentistry at 952-873-6380 if your organization knows of children who would benefit Belle Plaine High School was lined with yellow school busses outside and colorful costumes inside for Saturday’s Belle Plaine from this program. We would Blizzard Dance Invitational. B-squad, junior varsity and varsity teams from a dozen schools competed in the day-long event. love the opportunity to work Pictured above is the BPHS Explosion varsity team during the high kick competition (see results story on page 11).
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Hibernians Meet Tonight
The Green Isle City Council held its first meeting of 2017 last Tuesday (Jan. 10). Councilors Diane Brown, Mark Wentzlaff and Mayor Joe Kreger all took the oath of office. The council and city staff include (standing, from left) councilors John Schauer and Shawn Harms, City Attorney Ross Arneson, Wentzlaff, (seated, from left) Clerk-Treasurer Bert Panning, Kreger and Brown.
Green Isle Lions Seek City’s Help With ‘Legacy Project’ to Honor Vets
Brown, Kreger Wentzlaff, Take Oath of Office
With crowds expected for the state amateur baseball tournament in Green Isle later this summer, the Lions club wants to help the community put its best foot forward by creating a veterans memorial in a high visibility location along Highway 5. The Lions delivered the request to the Green Isle City Council Jan. 10. The proposal had members of the council contemplating ways to help the Lions, starting with identifying potential high-visibility locations along Highway 5 owned by the city or the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Another possible location for the memorial is the city-owned vacant lot on the east side of Green Isle City Hall, although the Lions favor using land along the highway, said Donna Wolter, president of the Green Isle Lions. The city owns land across Highway 5 from the United Farmers Coop convenience store. Councilor Mark Wentzlaff liked the lot as a possible site for the memorial. The club is hoping the city will donate the land or sell a small piece or it for, say, $1. Mayor Joe Kreger noted the city could use the land it owns as it wishes. “Give us some idea of how much you want,” Kreger said. The memorial’s preliminary design includes three flagpoles carrying the American flag, the blue Minnesota state flag and the black and white POW/ MIA flag. The memorial would include some aggregate, landscaping and benches plus a plaque honoring veterans and indentifying the memorial as a Lions club project, Wolter said. “We just want it to be very simple,” she said. In the years to come, the memorial could be
expanded, possibly with the addition of a statute of a soldier, Wolter said. The group is not interested in bringing largescale military hardware to the memorial, Rose Thies, a member of the Green Isle Lions told the city council. Paver blocks honoring veterans and their families were suggested as a means to raise funds for the project. The Lions plan to use proceeds from their annual dinner-comedy show Saturday, Feb. 4, 6 p.m., at Green Isle Community School to help fund the project. Tickets are available from Green Isle Lions Club members or at CornerStone State Bank in Green Isle. The proposal for a veterans memorial is part of a legacy project the Lions are planning in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of Lions Club International. The Green Isle club was formed in 1972. “This is about patriotism and improving our community,” Thies said. “This is community spirit and to thank our veterans.” City councilors were open to working with the Lions on the potential use of city owned land along Highway 5. They asked the club for some indication of the amount of space the memorial would require. Lions club members agreed to bring information back to the city council at a future meeting. Green Isle is hosting the state amateur baseball tournament in conjunction with Hamburg and Norwood Young America Aug. 18 through Sept. 4.
Oaths of Office
The first meeting of 2017 started with two new council members – Councilor Diane Brown and Mayor Joe Kreger – and one returnee taking the oath of office from City ClerkTreasurer Bert Panning as part of the annual organizational meeting. Brown, Wentzlaff and Kreger won election to the council this fall. Brown was elected and Wentzlaff re-elected from five
The next local Hibernian meeting will take place tonight (Wednesday) at Neisen’s Corner in downtown Belle Plaine. Social starts at 7:00 with the meeting at 7:30. The meeting will be followed by a light lunch. Bring your checkbook if you would like to get some tickets for the Founders Day dinner/dance. Rob O’Brien will have Scholarship Raffle tickets available also. There will be a presentation after the meeting on Prehistoric Ireland. Come and join the meeting to welcome our new president, John Devins Jr., and vice president, Scott McDonald.
candidates for the four-year council term. Kreger defeated Sibley County Scott Beebe for the four-year mayor’s term. With incumbent Board Mulls Mayor Dale ZumBerge not Full-Time seeking re-election, the meeting marked the first time in 19 County Attorney years ZumBerge has not been a member of the Green Isle City Sibley County commissioners are considering transformCouncil. ing the county attorney’s office In other action at the Jan. 10 from eight-tenths time to fullmeeting, the Green Isle City time, a decision that would take effect in 2019 if the board deCouncil: • Paid bills totaling cides the expense is justifiable. The office’s caseload is one $55,462.04. of the reasons the board might • Discussed plans to strictly decide to make the county atenforce rules regarding paytorney a full-time position, ment and shutting off city wathe Gaylord Hub recently reter for non-payment of water bills. The council directed City ported. Schauer’s office opened Clerk-Treasurer Bert Panning 1,130 cases, a 23 percent hike to begin the process of shutting over 2014. Through Dec. 23, it off water services once bills ex- opened 1,059 cases. ceed 30 days past due. “I’m a The move from eight-tenths firm believer if we get tough, time to full-time would cost the it’s going to get a lot easier,” county about $90,722 in salMayor Joe Kreger said of the ary and benefits. Sibley County would save about $18,000 anunpaid utility bills. • Directed unpaid utility bills nually in renting space from for 2016 be assessed to proper- Schauer’s firm. ty taxes. The council wrote off Schauer said his office staff is $19,340.76 to property taxes handling the growing amount of work. His staff has handled for 21 property owners. • Discussed the verbiage for the growing caseload without an advertisement for a help increases in state aid for caselwanted ad for a part-time city oad reduction. Schauer told the board he is uncertain how long maintenance worker. • Directed City Attorney Ross his staff can handle that amount Arneson to continue working of work. on an updated contract with Fahey & Associates Equipment for auctions in the city’s industrial park. The company is interested in four auctions with an option of two additional auctions between early-April and late-October. Fahey & Associates will pay the city $500 for each auction it holds on city property. • Continued discussion on the creation of a rotating loan fund for economic development. • Voted to continue holding regular meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month beginning at 7 p.m. • Approved a schedule of fees for city services in 2017. • Approved appointments to city boards and commissions.
all types of education options for children—from traditional public schools to public charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, online learning and home-schooling. The event will be held at Cologne Academy, just southwest of the intersection of Carver County Road 53 and Highway 212 (adjacent to Cologne Community Center/City Hall).
With an enrollment currently at 613 students, Cologne Academy is a tuition-free public charter school serving students in kindergarten through eighth grade. For more information about the event, visit http://cologneacademy.org online. For more information about National School Choice Week, visit schoolchoiceweek.com
S.M. Hentges Takes County to Appeals Court Over Gravel Mine Rejection
After Scott County commissioners rejected S.M. Hentges & Sons plans to dig a gravel mine on land the company owns in Sand Creek Township in September, the company is taking its case to court. The Jordan-based company is taking its case to the Minnesota Court of Appeals. It is arguing commissioners were arbitrary and capricious when denying the company’s request for an interim use permit (IUP) and that there is no factual basis for rejecting S.M. Hentges & Sons application. Former Commissioner Joe
Wagner of Sand Creek Township was not surprised by the company’s move to the courts. He long ago predicted the final decision would be made in court and not by locally-elected officials. “The word ‘no’ is not in Steve Hentges’ vocabulary. He’s not going to go away,” Wagner said. “I said all along this would be decided by a judge.” The county board voted against the application for an IUP, 4-1. Commissioner Mike Beard of Shakopee cast the lone vote supporting S.M. Hentges plan. The vote against the appli-
cation was predicated over concerns the mine would be dug below the water table and flooding from nearby Sand Creek and the Minnesota River could lead to contamination of groundwater. Commissioners were also concerned about the volume of truck traffic from the mine accessing public roads. Hentges argues commissioners ignored data from the National Pollution Discharge and Elimination System conditions and requirements and instead relied on hyperbole and rhetoric.
With her husband, Jamey at the wheel of the tractor, Nicole Hecksel (above) took down the Christmas lights from a street light pole at the intersection of McGrann Street and Gloria Avenue in Green Isle Saturday (Jan. 14) afternoon. Overall, the couple removed 21 Christmas lights mounted on street poles in Green Isle. The city had planned to remove the lights Monday (Jan. 16), but the Hecksels took advantage of a mild, sunny day to complete the task.
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and Carlene Herrmann; fatherin-law and mother-in-law, William and Hulda Henschen; brothers-in-law, Eldon Herrmann and Dale Lenzen. Casket Bearers will be David Henschen, Roger Wichelman, John Miller, Steve Buetow, Jerry Buetow and Mike Lenzen.
Elsie M. Henschen Elsie M. Henschen, 89, of Carver passed away Monday January 9, 2017 at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. Funeral Service was Saturday, January 14 at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Benton Twp., Cologne with Rev. Eric Zacharias officiating. Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment was at Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Arrangements with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia. Elsie M. Herrmann Henschen was born on October 28, 1927 in Hancock Twp., Carver County, MN the daughter of Henry and Emma (Rolf) Herrmann. She was baptized on November 6, 1927 and confirmed on April 6, 1941 at Zion Lutheran Church in Benton Twp., Cologne by Rev. Herman AmEnd. Elsie attended Zion Lutheran School in Cologne and went on to Waconia High School. She helped out around home and in October of 1946 she married Lester S. Henschen at Trinity Lutheran Church in Carver by Rev. Paul Panning. In March of 1948, Elsie and Lester moved to their present farm where they worked and raised their family. For the first couple of years Elsie helped Lester on the farm and in 1961 she went to work for Massey Ferguson in Hopkins for 18 years and later cleaned doctor offices and homes. Elise volunteered at Auburn Manor in Chaska for 13 Years. Elsie loved traveling with Lester to Europe, Colorado and the East Coast several times. She enjoyed baking, canning, playing cards, old tyme music, visiting with company, and making delicious meals. Elsie is survived by her loving family, husband, Lester Henschen; sons and daughtersin-law, Tom and Donna Henschen of Colorado Springs, CO, James Henschen of Chaska, John and Becky Henschen of Mayer; grandson, Nathan (Patty) Henschen of Colorado Springs, CO; sisters and brothers-in-law, Irene Herrmann of Hamburg, Delores Lenzen of Waconia, Dorothy and John Miller of Cologne, Judy and Roger Wichelman of Waconia; brother, Robert Herrmann of Cologne; brother-in-law, Hilton Henschen of Otsego; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her father and mother, Henry and Emma Herrmann; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ray and Darlene Herrmann, LeRoy and Anna Mae Herrmann, Henry
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Patricia Mae Lyons Patricia Mae Lyons, age 84, died on Monday, January 9, 2017 at St. Mary’s in Rochester surrounded by her family. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, January 16 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at Northview-North Mankato Mortuary with a prayer service at 4:45 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery at a later date. Patricia was born on March 27, 1932 in Mankato to Roman and Marie (Miesen) Oberle. She graduated from Good Counsel Academy in 1950. On May 3, 1952, Patricia was united in marriage to TJ “Dutch” Lyons. They later divorced. Pat worked for many years at Brett’s Department Store, was a waitress at the Morson-Ario, and worked at Carlson Craft. Pat enjoyed reading, Sudoku puzzles, ceramics, and bowling. Family was everything to Pat and holidays were so important to her. She enjoyed spending time at the lake every summer. The back door was always open at Pat’s home, she took many people in. Pat is survived by seven children, Suzanne (Jon) Breitenstein of Rapidan, Tim (Nancy) Lyons of Belle Plaine, Pam Anderson (Jim Keim) of Belle Plaine, Don Lyons of North Mankato, Dan Lyons (Tami Thomas) of North Mankato, Joe Lyons (Rose Hanson) of North Mankato, and Kim (Joe) Enz of North Mankato; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; sisters-in-law, Mary Oberle and Ruth Lyons; brother-in-law, Dick (Sheila) Lyons; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roman and Marie Oberle; TJ “Dutch” Lyons; one greatgrandchild, Kaden Carpenter; brother, Dick Oberle; and many brothers and sisters-in-law.
Darlene Lorinda (Hunter) Olson, age 80, of Carver, MN, died Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Ridgeview Hospital, Waconia, MN. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 21, 2017, 12 Noon with visitation 2 hours prior to the service all at East Union Lutheran Church, 15180 Co. Rd. 40, Carver, with Pastor Steve Thompson officiating. Casketbearers will be her nephews Steve and Bob Olson, Keith, Bob, Brian and Doug Hunter. Honorary casketbearers are her nephews Scott, Kevin, James Hunter and Jeff Stewart. Burial at East Union Lutheran Cemetery, Carver. Darlene was born March 3, 1936 in Peever, SD to Henry and Ida (Stai) Hunter, one of 7 children. She was confirmed at East Union Lutheran Church and also married Richard Olson on November 24, 1954 at that church. Richard and Darlene lived in the East Union area for their whole married life. She was a member of East Union Lutheran Church and the Carver Lioness’s. She loved being with her family, especially attending family reunions. She enjoyed playing cards, gardening, baking and canning. She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard (2009), her parents, Henry and Ida Hunter, brothers and sistersin-law, Darrell Hunter, Sanford and Mary Anne Hunter, Arnold and Patricia Hunter, Kenneth Hunter, brother-in-law, Harry Stewart. Survivors include her children, Ron (Mary) Olson of Cologne, Shirley (Terry) Ostlie of Waconia; grandchildren, Corey (Megan) Olson, Adam Olson, Tara (Derek) Boettcher, Holly (Mike) Wellens, Carter (Lisa) Ostlie; great grandchildren, Cooper and Sawyer Olson, Kaylee Boettcher, Ryan and Levi Wellens; brother and sister-in-law, Vernel and Edna Mae Hunter of Inver Grove Heights, Margaret Ann Hunter of Inver Grove Heights; sister, Lois Stewart of Inver Grove Heights; brother-in-law, Don (Marge) Olson of Carver; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Funeral arrangements were with the Bertas Funeral Home of Chaska, MN.
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St. John Lutheran Church 148 S. Chestnut Street Belle Plaine, MN 56011 Pastor Mark Johnson Pastor Sarah Timian firstname.lastname@example.org 952-873-6492 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 Thursday, January 19 6:30 Church Council Saturday, January 21 7:00 a.m. Weight Watchers 6 p.m. Worship Sunday, January 22 8 Blue Grass Worship 9:15 Annual Meeting 9:15 Sunday School Monday, January 23 8:00 Men’s Bible Study 6:30 Boy Scouts 7:00 The Gospel of Mark Tuesday, January 24 1:00 Quilting Wednesday, January 25 4:30 Youth Choir 5:30 Pizza 6:00 Connect/Confirmation 6:30 Worship Choir 7:00 With Ease & Grace
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. 18th 6:30 pm Confirmation Thursday, Jan. 19th Noon Dementia Awareness Alliance – Belle Plaine Sunday, January 22nd 8:30 am Sunday School, AE & TT: Faith & News 9:30 am Worship with Communion **11:00 am Worship at First Presbyterian Church, BP 1:00 pm Worship with Communion at Millpond Apts, BP Tuesday, January 24th 10:30 am Text Study 7:00 pm PFLAG meeting at Holy Trinity Lutheran Wednesday, Jan. 25th 6:30 pm Confirmation
Religious Display (continued from page 1) November for the 2016 holiday season, Belle Plaine Rotary Club member Fred Keup said the decision to relocate the scene was that of the Rotary Club, not the city. He added that the consensus of the club was that it “just didn’t want anymore problems.” As for the FFRF’s latest attempt to have a religious symbol removed from city property in Belle Plaine, an email to the Herald from Keith and Jennifer Lorensen in Pueblo, Colo., urged Belle Plaine to holds it ground. “A friend notified me about the Freedom from Religion Foundation’s attempts to force your community to remove a veterans’ memorial from Veterans Park because it is offensive to those who practice no religion or non-Christians,” states the email. “We pray that you stand strong against the atheist bullies. Do not let them get a foothold in your community by bowing to the pseudo-altar of atheism. This organization marches it way across America, intimidating and threatening small communities, with the goal of eradicating the JudeoChristian founding of our nation. They have been all the more emboldened these past eight years as attacks on religious liberty have escalated significantly under the outgoing president.”
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First Presbyterian Church 219 W. Main Street, Belle Plaine 952-873-2966 www.fpcbelleplaine.org firstname.lastname@example.org Sunday, January 22nd Third Sunday after Epiphany 11:00 am Worship Service Note change in worship time St. Joseph Catholic Church 213 South 6th Street Henderson, MN 56044 507-248-3550 Saturdays: 5 p.m. Mass Sundays: 8 a.m. Mass & St. John-Assumption Parish 26523 200th Street Belle Plaine, MN 56011 Father Sam 507-248-3550 Sundays: 10 a.m. Mass St. Paul’s United Church of Christ 111 S. 6th Street, Henderson Pastor-Deb Meyer 507-248-3594 (Office) Sundays 9:30 Worship time
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, 18th 5:30 PM | Confirmation Thursday, 19th Basketball @ Mayer Friday, 20th 8:10 AM | Chapel END OF 2nd QUARTER Sunday, 22nd 9:30 AM | Service/communion Sunday School During Sermon Monday, 23rd 8:00 PM | Voter’s Meeting Tuesday, 24th Basketball @ NYA 7:30 PM | Dartball vs. NYA Wednesday, 25th 5:30 PM | Confirmation
River Rock Church Sunday Worship Service, Children’s Church & Nursery at Chatfield Elem. School, 330 S. Market St. / PO Box 184 Belle Plaine, MN 56011 riverrockchurch.com (952) 873-5453 email: staff@riverrockchurch. com Lead Pastor Rev. Chris Teien Associate Pastor Dan Jetto (*Please call for small groups locations) *330 S. Market St. **124 W. Main St. Saturday, Jan 21 8:00am Prayer Meeting** Sunday, Jan 22 9:40am Coffee, Food and Fellowship Time 10am Worship Service* Wednesday, Jan 25 6:30pm Kids Adventure Club* 6:30pm Jr. High Youth Group* 7:00pm Sr High Youth Group**
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“Every organization and every person will have to work together and think for the community as a whole,” said new Belle Plaine Mayor John Ploetz. “I’d like to see that more than everything else, even if I’m mayor for only two years.” Ploetz added that he didn’t run for mayor to make a lot of promises to make big changes or criticize how things are run. “I ran for mayor because this town has been good to me and my family,” and I’d like to give something back. Belle Plaine High School was broken into for the second time in less than a week. Entrance was gained by breaking a window in the faculty lounge. The intruder(s) then got into the main office by taking the door off the hinges. An attempt was made to get into the safe but failed. School Superintendent Dr. John Bartholow said the school hadn’t noticed anything missing. In the first break-in on Jan. 9, photographic equipment and a phone were taken, but later recovered. Two juveniles and an adult were apprehended in that case. St. John’s Lutheran Church of Belle Plaine and Redeemer Lutheran Church of Henderson welcomed their new associate pastor, Rev. Mark Hall, and his family into their congregations that Sunday. The Halls came here from Westby, Mont. The State Bank of Belle Plaine was participating with the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, which had a total of $56 million in below-market interest rate financing available for first-time homebuyers. Under the single-family mortgage loan program, low- and moderate-income homebuyers were eligible for a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage loan at an interest rate of 7.85 percent. The BPHS boys’ basketball team defeated Jordan in a home game to improve to 3-3 in the conference and 7-3 overall. Mark Johnson led the way for the Tigers with 19 points. Teammate Jeff Johnson added 11 points. The Tiger girls’ basketball team split two games that week, losing to Mankato Loyola 5243 and beating Montgomery 55-50. Julie Halquist had 29 points and 12 rebounds in the victory over Monty. Robyn Denny chipped in 13 points. The BPHS wrestling team defeated Jordan 45-15. Jason Piche, Jeff Klehr, Paul Murphy, Jim Buesgens, Emmett Fogarty, Jeff Bahr, Andy Fogarty, John Bergs and Brian Stier all posted wins for the Tigers.
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ny and had the mark of 1604. Its leather binder showed wear but the print was as legible as when it came from the printer’s hands. Fire destroyed the home in Blakeley Village of Mr. and Mrs. F.C. Schmidt. Howard Meierbachtol discovered the fire and aroused the neighborhood, who could do little but watch the flames destroy the house. The Schmidt family took temporary quarters with relatives in Jordan. A Carver County farmer, Wm. J. Gregg of near St. Bonifacius, reported making good money from a 10-acre farm. He raised pigs that were fed on rented alfalfa, some shelled corn, boiled barley, and before reaching 180 pounds, were turned into sausage. He had sold $6,800 worth of his sausage to Minneapolis hotels and clubs the preceding year.
Breaking in Her Replacement Luella Bromaghim, left, who retired in the winter of 1987 after 23 years as Belle Plaine Elementary School secretary, spent her final week breaking in her replacement, Janice Buesgens, on all the duties an elementary school secretary has to do in the course of a day. adopted the new title of Central Minnesota Spring Barrow Show. Henry Kratzke died at the Lutheran Home. Funeral services and burial were held at his former home of Nicollet. Thomas Moore of St. Thomas purchased the Mrs. John Ahrens home on East Main Street. Mrs. Ahrens planned to make her home with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Trimbo. The Belle Plaine P.T.A. voted to sponsor Cub Scouting in Belle Plaine. The P.T.A. discussed the advantages and disadvantages of an extended high school prom. A panel composed of Mike Fogarty and Sharon Wilson, representing the senior and junior classes; Mrs. Kartak, Mrs. Julius Stier and Mrs. Maurice Moriarty led the discussion. Roger Delgehausen served as moderator for the panel. John C. Schmidt, one of the grand old men of Blakeley Township, died at the home of his son, Martin, at the age of 81. Matt Shaughnessy, native of Faxon, died in Minneapolis at the age of 70. Miss Mary Catherine Michel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norbert J. Michel, became the bride of Arthur Chromy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Chromy of New Prague. Many relatives and friends were at the Albert Boettcher home, the occasion being a surprise party for Mrs. Boettcher.
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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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Patrick C. Griffin, longtime resident of Cologne, died at St. Francic Hospital at the age of 75. Belle Plaine’s skating rink was receiving a real workout. Almost every night and especially on weekends the rink was clustered with young folks. The rink was maintained by the borough. Orison Hahn of Hahn’s Cash Store received a check for $100 from the Woolson Spice Co. for the best display and promotion in the Fairway Javarama Coffee Contest. New speed signs were erected on our divided four-lane section of Highway 169 – 65 daytime limit, 55 at night.
90 Years Ago (1927)
120 Years Ago (1897)
Some local thermometers had readings of 30 degrees below zero. The town’s ice pack was being put up by the brewery, and the cakes measured 22 inches of clear ice. Tax collectors from the county seat spent two days in Belle Plaine collecting money. Martin Mellet, one of the first settlers in the “Big Woods,” died at his home in Belle Plaine at the age of 90. A new diphtheria epidemic was causing alarm. There had been 12 deaths in the neighborhood of Jordan, St. Lawrence and St. Benedict. Nicholas Walerius, for 12 years proprietor of the Union House in Belle Plaine, died at the age of 47.
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Letters to the Editor Dear Editor, I hope President Donald Trump brings a renewed spirit of morality to America. But since honesty is a primary principle of moral behavior, I’m disheartened by his first news conference as President-Elect. Fact-checking organizations found a number of his statements to be questionable or out-right false. For example, he claimed “I have no loans, I have no dealings” in Russia. That’s hard to know because he hasn’t released his tax returns, repeating his claim that “you learn very little in a tax return.” Clearly, his returns would offer valuable details on his financial affairs. Trump said, “You know, the only one that cares about my tax returns are the reporters, okay?” Not true. The Pew Research Center released a poll the day before the press conference showing that close to two-thirds of Americans think the issue is important. Sixty percent of the people polled by Pew said Trump has a responsibility to publicly release his tax returns. About health care, Trump said, “Some states have over 100 percent increase” in premiums under the Affordable Care Act. “Obamacare [is] imploding as we said. Some states have over 100 percent increase.” False: Arizona is the only state with a triple-digit increase. On the other end, a few states saw decreases. The average premium increase across all states was 25 percent. Furthermore, premiums rose much faster under the eight years of President George W. Bush, before the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010. Another bit of chicanery occurred when he pointed to a table stacked high with file folders and said, “These papers are just some of the many documents that I’ve signed turning over complete and total control [of my businesses] to my sons.” He was referring to a plan to avoid any conflict of interest between his duties as president and his role as the owner of a multi-billion-dollar business by turning the management of his companies over to his sons. So he’s going to put his sons in charge and then not discuss any business matters with them. Believable? And the plan itself? Government ethics gurus from both parties call it ridiculous. Even the pile of papers on the
The next meeting of the Suicide Grief Support Group will take place at 7 p.m. next TuesRoad crews gave up effort to day, Jan. 24 at Mayo Clinic keep roads open for cars. The Health System in New Prague, only vehicles using country 301 Second Street Northeast. roads were the kind with run- There is no need to register ners. and there is no fee. This gathEd Eckardt took a new year’s ering is for parents, children, lease on Dooley Hall and was grandparents, siblings, neighbors and friends of someone scheduling weekly dances. The mercury dropped to 26 who died from suicide. degrees below zero, and each Enter through the Emergency week brought its own special Room doors (southwest entrance), follow the corridor to cold wave. While working with Wm. the elevator marked “2” to the Tritz’s ice-cutting crew on the “B” level and follow the signs old brewery lake, Herman Nitz to the Jameen Mape Confertook an unintentional cold bath ence Center. Operation Homefront, a nawhen a piece of ice he was For more information, call tional nonprofit serving Amerworking on broke off. Other Tom Handrich at 952-445- ica’s military families, has narworkmen hauled him out and 0107. rowed nearly 400 nominees for bundled him off to town. the 2017 Military Child of the A large gathering came to surYear awards to 90 semifinalists prise Mrs. John Woestehoff on Area Separated, nationwide. the occasion of her birthday. Additionally, 20 semifinalThe farm home of John A. Divorce Support ists have been chosen out of 40 Lundborg, a few miles north Meetings nominees for the 2017 Military of Belle Plaine, burned to the Child of the Year Award for Inground in a fire likely caused by The next area Separated and novation presented by Booz an overheated chimney. Neigh- Divorce Support Group meet- Allen Hamilton. Minnesota has bors gathered from all the sur- ings will take place Tuesdays, four semifinalists – Alexander rounding farms and worked to Feb. 7 and 21 from 7-8:30 p.m. Steinmetz, 16, Cottage Grove, prevent flames from spreading at St. Wenceslaus Church (low- National Guard; and John Karto other buildings. er level), 215 East Main Street gel, 15, Isle, National Guard are National Guard award Mrs. Frank Devine, 64, nee in New Prague. Sarah McCue, native of Belle Come and experience good semifinalists. Innovation award Plaine, died at the hospital in support as you move through semifinalists include Krystalin Minneapolis, in which city she this time in your life. People of Neary, 17, St. Peter, National had lived for many years. all faiths are welcome. Sessions Guard; and Caitlyn Schoon, 17, In the contest regarding “Old- take place the first Tuesday of Belle Plaine, Army. Six Military Child of the Year est Bible,” Henry A. Nitz pro- each month. duced one that was considered Call Deacon Bob at 952-758- Award winners in the ages 8 the oldest in this portion of the 0463 or Mary at 952-873-6781 to 18 range, representing the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air state. The book, left to him by a for more information. Force, Coast Guard and Nationrelative, was printed in Germaal Guard, will receive $10,000 each. They will be selected based on their scholarship, volunteerism, leadership and extracurricular involvement. Each Military Child of the • Dr. Tasha Strait • Dr. Mora Cervenka • Dr. Monique Baune Year Award semifinalist will be
table were bogus according to several sources who could see the folders. They noted that none of them were labeled and the papers were blank. Reporters were not allowed to touch or examine the documents. So what? you might ask. All politicians misshape the truth. Maybe so. But according to several fact-checking organizations, our new president is a master of dishonesty. For example, Politifact rates 69 percent of his fact-checked statements as Mostly False, False, or Pants on Fire. Seeing all this, I wonder whether Mr. Trump is uninformed, deluded or just plain dishonest. Whatever the case, I hope we citizens are not afraid to speak truth to power, and that we expect those in power to speak truth to us. If we want a spirit of renewed American morality, we must pay careful attention to President Trump’s honesty as he tries to improve our already great nation. Christopher Moore Belle Plaine Dear Editor, The farmers, small businesses and families buying individual insurance policies on the exchange are facing significant premium increases coming from insurance companies. Gov. Dayton and legislative leaders knew this was coming and they all agreed last summer that premium relief for these folks was necessary. Now, we start the legislative session and we’re seeing political gamesmanship getting in the way. Democrats and Gov. Dayton want to provide the 125,000 Minnesotans a simple 25 percent rate reduction. It’s important that it’s done now so people know what policy they want by the Jan. 31 deadline. Unfortunately, Minnesota House and Senate Republicans have taken this idea and loaded up all sorts of political wishlist items, including allowing for-profit insurance companies to enter Minnesota. All of the sweeping policy changes they are pushing for would delay any relief for these hardworking people until 2018. It’s unacceptable to not act now. It’s fine if we’re going to have our policy discussion about insurance but let’s not let that fight delay relief for the people that really need it now. So, please contact your local legislator now! Jim Connelly St. Thomas
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(continued from page 1) “My office is my truck, my time, it all came back to doing boat, my ATV or my feet,” he work James truly wanted to do with his life, he said. said. “There’s no way he’d be hapThird Time’s a Winner py sitting in an office or workFogarty applied for DNR con- ing at a desk in a business,” Jesservation jobs in 2008, 2013 sica Fogarty said. “He’s got to and 2014. be active, out doing something. Fogarty wasn’t about to give He goes running for fun.” up on his dream. His persistence paid off the third time. Months Apart “He called me as soon as he James and Jessica – high found out,” his wife, Jessica school sweethearts from Belle (Bigaouette) Fogarty, recalled. Plaine High School’s classes “You could hear the smile of 2000 and 2001 – had to enthrough the phone.” dure several months apart in James Fogarty’s third appli- 2016 while James went through cation to the DNR was a sharp DNR conservation officer traincontrast to the first two. He was ing. He spent 14 weeks of acadamong hundreds of applicants emy training at Fort Ripley and for a handful of open conser- 16 weeks of field training in Alvation officer positions. Many bany, Annandale and Big Fork. of the applicants, like Fogarty, He was able to come home to came from a law enforcement Belle Plaine on weekends, but background. Many others came the long weeks of training still from a training program that left Jessica as a single parent prepares civilians for work as during the weeks when James conservation officers. was away. Fogarty knew the application “She was very happy when I process was going well when was done,” James said. he was among the applicants The couple has since sold selected for a thorough back- their house in Belle Plaine and ground check, a process de- moved to Caledonia, Minn., a signed to ensure the right candi- small town in the Le Crescent date is selected. The DNR talks Station’s service area. Other with longtime friends, family towns in the area include Housmembers, former teachers and ton and Eyota. Diane and John Tye from 50 current co-workers, Fogarty Fogarty enjoys the smallLakes spent the weekend here said. town atmosphere of the area. visiting friends and relatives. Working for the DNR meant a It reminds him of Belle Plaine They enjoyed Sunday Brunch cut in pay of just over $10,000 growing up. “We really like it at the Roadhaus with TC and annually compared to his depu- here. It feels like a small comKathy Connelly. Max Holden ty’s salary with Carver County. munity is supposed to feel,” and Warren Connelly enjoyed But the benefits – health care Fogarty said. the brunch too, and Warren and pension – make up for the The couple tries to make it really likes the gravy. immediate reduction in pay, an home to Belle Plaine at least The Annual Steak Fry and important perk for a young cou- once a month. He looks forward ple with three young children. to enjoying Sunday breakfast decision to pursue a job during his visits with his grandRed Cross Blood Drive at Vets Club asThe a conservation officer came parents, Betty and John HalThe American Red Cross Appointments are available with other challenges. James loran. Bloodmobile will be in Belle from 1-7 p.m. The Vets Club is and Jessica had tough conversa- Jessica said the couple plans Plaine Wednesday (Feb. 1) at at 221 Meridian Street N. tions on the pluses and minuses to make it home this summer the Vets Club downtown. Call 1-800-733-2767 to make of working for the DNR. Each for Bar-B-Que Days. an appointment. by: Loni Graham Father James will celebrate Mass here at St. Thomas on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 4 PM. Father Andrew Stueve celebrates mass at St. Anne’s in Le Sueur on Saturdays at 5:15 PM and Sundays at 8 am and 10:30 am. Dick and Carol O’Connell attended Janey Schoknecht’s 70th surprise Birthday party at Neisen’s Corner Bar in Belle Plaine Saturday. The Annual Derrynane Juniors 4-H Club Pancake Breakfast was held Sunday and was a great success. Brandon and Gina O’Connell attended the baptism of their new godson Malcom Kenneth Rasmusson this past Sunday. Malcom is the son of Paul and Kendra (Sticha) Rasmusson of New Prague. Family traveled from as far as Maple Grove to Montgomery where Father George Grafsky performed the services. Proud grandparents are Kenneth and Marge Sticha of New Prague and Dennis and Florence Rasmusson of Woodbury.
Fundraiser for the Le Sueur County Snowmobile Trails Association was very successful. St. Thomas was well represented. Several St. Thomas folks attended the Fox Hollow Saddle Club Dance at the Henderson Roadhaus Saturday night. Congratulations to Anna Sullivan for winning the 2017 Hilltop Spelling Bee on Friday. “F-L-A-M-M-A-B-L-E,” she spelled aloud to seal her win. The event started out with 17 students from different Hilltop Elementary homerooms gathered in the school’s gym. The top five spellers will return for a district-wide spelling competition at 6 PM, Jan. 30 at the Le Sueur-Henderson Middle School/High School auditorium. The St. Thomas Sportsman’s Club is celebrating its 50th birthday this year! Jason Retka is putting together a history book to celebrate the big occasion. If you have any pictures or any other historical items, Jason would really like to use them. He heard there are some good ones out there, including some of the ladies softball team. Jason’s e-mail is jason. firstname.lastname@example.org Spring is coming, already looking so forward to it. Our granddaughter Anna always gives credit to God when He puts good thoughts, words or ideas in her head to help her. Much appreciation to my ghost writer this week for his help.
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Mondays: Mom's/Women's Prayer Group: Meeting from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Call Amy for details and location (952) 484-9100. Tuesdays: Al-Anon Meeting @ 7 p.m. (The Little Brick School House (201 S. Chestnut St., BP) kitty korner from St. John Lutheran Church) For information, call (952) 457-4960. Wednesdays: BP Rotary at 12 noon at Kingway Retirement Living (Ratzkeller Room • Senior Citizens Meet Cards are played at 1 p.m. at Cardinal Ridge Apts.) • Al-Anon Meeting @ 8 p.m. (The Little Brick School House (201 S. Chestnut St., BP) kitty korner from St. John Lutheran Church) For information, call (952) 457-4960. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays: AA Closed Meetings on Wednesday and Friday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m. Also, NA Meeting open on Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Al Anon Wednesday nights 8 p.m. (The Little Brick School House kitty korner from St. John Lutheran Church) Thursdays: Belle Plaine Knitting Group meets at Kingsway Living Center from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room or in the Art Gallery. Open to all ages and skill levels. Knitters and crocheters welcome. 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each Month: Support Groups for Families meet at the Valley Green Workforce Center in Shakopee at 6:30 p.m. and is for families who have a relative with a mental illness. The group is led by trained facilitators who also have a family member with mental illness. The support groups help families develop better coping skills and find strength through sharing experiences. For information, call (952) 890-1669. 1st Tuesday of the Month: Belle Plaine Lions/Board of Directors meet at Borough Bowl in Belle Plaine, at 6:30 p.m. • Area Separated & Divorce Support Group from 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Wenceslaus Church, lower level, in New Prague. Call Deacon Bob Wagner (952) 7580463 or Mary (952) 873-6781 for more information. 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each Month: Area Separated and Divorce Support Group meets at St. Wenceslaus Church, lower level, New Prague 7-8:30 p.m. Call Mary (952) 873-6781 for more information. 1st Wednesday of each Month: B.P. Borough Riders Snowmobile Club meets at Sparetime Tavern in Belle Plaine at 7 p.m. 4th Monday of the Month: Support Group: Women's Connection for Cancer. 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Legal Notices State of Minnesota County of Scott District Court Judicial District: 1st Court FIle Number: 70-PR-17-410 Case Type: Domestic Abuse NOTICE OF Hearing by Publication (Minn. Stat. 518B.01, subd. 8) In the Matter of: Anna Marie Mayer, Petitioner vs. Carlton Raymond Lewis II, Respondent To Respondent named above: An order has been issued directing you to appear at 200 Fourth Ave. W., Shakopee, MN 55379 on 2/2/17 at 9:00 a.m. and explain why the relief sought in the Petition for the Order for Protection should not be granted. You may obtain a copy of the Petition and any order issued from the court from the Scott County Court Administrator's Office. If you do not appear at the scheduled hearing, the Petitioner's request may be granted as a default matter. Failure to appear will not be a defense to prosecution for violation of the Court's Order. Dated: Jan. 12, 2017 Filed in Scott County Courts Jan. 12, 2017 By: Linda Guimond Court Administrator/Deputy Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, January 18, 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 the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: 10/25/2010 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $252,500.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Patrick O'Curran and Linnet O'Curran, husband and wife, as joint tenants with right of survivorship MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Mortgage Investors Corporation DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: 11/03/2010 as Document Number T205805 in the Office of the County Registrar of Titles, Scott County, Minnesota ASSIGNMENT OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to Green Planet Servicing, LLC DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: 12/27/2013 as Document Number T227262 in the Office of the County Registrar, Scott County, Minnesota TAX PARCEL I.D. NO.: 273711310 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: LOT 12, BLOCK 3, OF DEAN LAKES FIRST ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF, SCOTT COUNTY, MINNESOTA REGISTERED/TORRENS PROPERTY: Torrens Certificate No. 43560 STREET ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 1507 Coneflower Ln, Shakopee, MN 55379 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR: Mortgage Investors Corporation RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: Green Planet Servicing, LLC TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT’S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 1000733-0000660307-4 THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE ON THE MORTGAGE AS OF THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE: $250,238.82 THAT no action or proceeding has been instituted at law to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; that there has been compliance with all preforeclosure notice and acceleration requirements of said mortgage, and/or applicable statutes. Pursuant to the power of sale contained in said Mortgage, the Mortgage will be foreclosed, and the mortgaged premises will be sold by the Sheriff of Scott, Minnesota at public auction as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: 10/09/2014 at 10:00 A.M. PLACE OF SALE: Scott Sheriff’s Office, 301 Fuller Street South, Shakopee, MN 55379 to pay the debt then secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any actually paid by the mortgagee, on the premises and the costs and disbursements allowed by law. The time allowed by law for redemption by said Mortgagor(s) or Mortgagor’s personal representatives or assigns is six (6) months from the date of sale. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the mortgage is not reinstated under Minn. Stat. §580.30 or redeemed under Minn. Stat. §580.23, the mortgagor must vacate the mortgaged property by 11:59 p.m. on 04/09/2015, or the next business day if 04/09/2015 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. 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 MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL
DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. Dated: 08/19/2014 Planet Home Lending, LLC fka Green Planet Servicing, LLC, Mortgagee/Mortgage Assignee Klatt, Odekirk, Augustine, Sayer, Treinen & Rastede, P.C., By Brian G. Sayer, Attorney for Mortgagee/ Mortgage Assignee 925 E. 4th Street, Waterloo, IA 50703 NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT The attached referenced sale scheduled for 10/09/2014 is hereby postponed until 12/11/2014 at 10:00 AM at the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, 301 Fuller Street South, Shakopee, MN 55379. Unless said mortgage is reinstated or the property redeemed, or unless the time for redemption is reduced by judicial order, the premises must be vacated by 11:59 p.m. on 06/11/2015 or the next business day if 06/11/2015 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. Dated: 10/03/2014 Planet Home Lending, LLC fka Green Planet Servicing, LLC, Mortgagee/Mortgage Assignee Klatt, Odekirk, Augustine, Sayer, Treinen & Rastede, P.C., By Brian G. Sayer, Attorney for Mortgagee/ Mortgage Assignee 925 E. 4th Street, Waterloo, IA 50703 NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT The attached referenced sale scheduled for 12/11/2014 is hereby postponed until 01/13/2015 at 10:00 AM at the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, 301 Fuller Street South, Shakopee, MN 55379. Unless said mortgage is reinstated or the property redeemed, or unless the time for redemption is reduced by judicial order, the premises must be vacated by 11:59 p.m. on 07/13/2015 or the next business day if 07/13/2015 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. Dated: 12/11/2014 Planet Home Lending, LLC fka Green Planet Servicing, LLC, Mortgagee/Mortgage Assignee Klatt, Odekirk, Augustine, Sayer, Treinen & Rastede, P.C., By Brian G. Sayer, Attorney for Mortgagee/ Mortgage Assignee 925 E. 4th Street, Waterloo, IA 50703 NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT The attached referenced sale scheduled for 1/13/2015 is hereby postponed until 03/19/2015 at 10:00 AM at the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, 301 Fuller Street South, Shakopee, MN 55379. Unless said mortgage is reinstated or the property redeemed, or unless the time for redemption is reduced by judicial order, the premises must be vacated by 11:59 p.m. on 09/19/2015 or the next business day if 09/19/2015 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. Dated: 1/13/2015 Planet Home Lending, LLC fka Green Planet Servicing, LLC, Mortgagee/Mortgage Assignee Klatt, Odekirk, Augustine, Sayer, Treinen & Rastede, P.C., By Brian G. Sayer, Attorney for Mortgagee/ Mortgage Assignee 925 E. 4th Street, Waterloo, IA 50703 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT The attached referenced sale scheduled for 3/19/2015 is hereby postponed until 05/21/2015 at 10:00 AM at the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, 301 Fuller Street South, Shakopee, MN 55379. Unless said mortgage is reinstated or the property redeemed, or unless the time for redemption is reduced by judicial order, the premises must be vacated by 11:59 p.m. on 11/21/2015 or the next business day if 11/21/2015 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. Dated: 3/19/2015 Planet Home Lending, LLC fka Green Planet Servicing, LLC, Mortgagee/Mortgage Assignee Klatt, Augustine, Sayer, Treinen & Rastede, P.C., By Brian G. Sayer, Attorney for Mortgagee/Mortgage Assignee 925 E. 4th Street, Waterloo, IA 50703 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT The attached referenced sale scheduled for 5/21/2015 is hereby postponed until 7/21/2015 at 10:00 AM at the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, 301 Fuller Street South, Shakopee, MN 55379. Unless said mortgage is reinstated or the property redeemed, or unless the time for redemption is reduced by judicial order, the premises must be vacated by 11:59 p.m. on 1/21/2016 or the next business day if 1/21/2016 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. Dated: 5/13/2015 Planet Home Lending, LLC fka Green Planet Servicing, LLC, Mortgagee/Mortgage Assignee Klatt, Augustine, Sayer, Treinen & Rastede, P.C., By Brian G. Sayer, Attorney for Mortgagee/Mortgage Assignee 925 E. 4th Street, Waterloo, IA 50703 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT The attached referenced sale scheduled for 7/21/2015 is hereby postponed until 9/22/2015 at 10:00 AM at the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, 301 Fuller Street South, Shakopee, MN 55379. Unless said mortgage is reinstated or the property redeemed, or unless the time for redemption is reduced by judicial order, the premises must be vacated by 11:59 p.m. on 3/22/2016 or the next business day if 3/22/2016 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. Dated: 7/15/2015 Planet Home Lending, LLC fka Green Planet Servicing, LLC, Mortgagee/Mortgage Assignee Klatt, Augustine, Sayer, Treinen & Rastede, P.C., By Brian G. Sayer, Attorney for Mortgagee/Mortgage Assignee 925 E. 4th Street,
Planet Home Lending, LLC fka Waterloo, IA 50703 Green Planet Servicing, LLC, THIS IS A COMMUNICATION Mortgagee/Mortgage Assignee FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR Klatt, Augustine, Sayer, Treinen & AND ANY INFORMATION Rastede, P.C., By Brian G. Sayer, OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR Attorney for Mortgagee/Mortgage THAT PURPOSE. Assignee Published in the Belle Plaine Herald 925 E. 4th Street, Waterloo, IA on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. 50703 NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT THIS IS A COMMUNICATION The attached referenced sale scheduled for 9/22/2015 is hereby post- FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR ANY INFORMATION poned until 11/24/2015 at 10:00 AM AND at the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR 301 Fuller Street South, Shakopee, THAT PURPOSE. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald MN 55379. Unless said mortgage is reinstated or the property redeemed, on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT or unless the time for redemption is The attached referenced sale schedreduced by judicial order, the premises must be vacated by 11:59 p.m. uled for 9/13/2016 is hereby poston5/24/2016 or the next business poned until 11/15/2016 at 10:00 AM day if 5/24/2016 falls on a Saturday, at the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, 301 Fuller Street South, Shakopee, Sunday or legal holiday. MN 55379. Unless said mortgage is Dated: 9/2/2015 Planet Home Lending, LLC fka reinstated or the property redeemed, Green Planet Servicing, LLC, or unless the time for redemption is Mortgagee/Mortgage Assignee reduced by judicial order, the premKlatt, Augustine, Sayer, Treinen & ises must be vacated by 11:59 p.m. Rastede, P.C., By Brian G. Sayer, on 5/15/2017 or the next business Attorney for day if 5/15/2017 falls on a Saturday, Mortgagee/Mortgage Assignee Sunday or legal holiday. 925 E. 4th Street, Waterloo, IA Dated: 09/14/2016 50703 Planet Home Lending, LLC fka THIS IS A COMMUNICATION Green Planet Servicing, LLC, FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR Mortgagee/Mortgage Assignee AND ANY INFORMATION Klatt, Augustine, Sayer, Treinen & OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR Rastede, P.C., By Brian G. Sayer, THAT PURPOSE. Attorney for Mortgagee/Mortgage Published in the Belle Plaine Herald Assignee on Wednesday, September 2, 2015. 925 E. 4th Street, Waterloo, IA NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT 50703 The attached referenced sale schedTHIS IS A COMMUNICATION uled for 11/24/2015 is hereby post- FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR poned until 1/26/2016 at 10:00 AM AND ANY INFORMATION at the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR 301 Fuller Street South, Shakopee, THAT PURPOSE. MN 55379. Unless said mortgage is Published in the Belle Plaine Herald reinstated or the property redeemed, on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. or unless the time for redemption is NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT reduced by judicial order, the premThe attached referenced sale schedises must be vacated by 11:59 p.m. uled for 11/15/2016 is hereby poston 7/26/2016 or the next business poned until 01/17/2017 at 10:00 AM day if 7/26/2016 falls on a Saturday, at the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, Sunday or legal holiday. 301 Fuller Street South, Shakopee, Dated: 11/18/2015 MN 55379. Unless said mortgage is Planet Home Lending, LLC fka reinstated or the property redeemed, Green Planet Servicing, LLC, or unless the time for redemption is Mortgagee/Mortgage Assignee reduced by judicial order, the premKlatt, Augustine, Sayer, Treinen & ises must be vacated by 11:59 p.m. Rastede, P.C., By Brian G. Sayer, on 07/17/2017 or the next business Attorney for Mortgagee/Mortgage day if 07/17/2017 falls on a Saturday, Assignee Sunday or legal holiday. 925 E. 4th Street, Waterloo, IA Dated: 11/09/2016 50703 Planet Home Lending, LLC fka THIS IS A COMMUNICATION Green Planet Servicing, LLC, FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR Mortgagee/Mortgage Assignee AND ANY INFORMATION Klatt, Augustine, Sayer, Treinen & OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR Rastede, P.C., By Brian G. Sayer, THAT PURPOSE. Attorney for Mortgagee/Mortgage Published in the Belle Plaine Herald Assignee on Wednesday, November 18, 2015. 925 E. 4th Street, Waterloo, IA NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT 50703 The attached referenced sale schedTHIS IS A COMMUNICATION uled for 1/26/2016 is hereby post- FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR poned until 3/29/2016 at 10:00 AM AND ANY INFORMATION at the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR 301 Fuller Street South, Shakopee, THAT PURPOSE. MN 55379. Unless said mortgage is Published in the Belle Plaine Herald reinstated or the property redeemed, on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. or unless the time for redemption is NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT reduced by judicial order, the premThe attached referenced sale schedises must be vacated by 11:59 p.m. uled for 01/17/2017 is hereby poston 9/29/2016 or the next business poned until 03/21/2017 at 10:00 AM day if 9/29/2016 falls on a Saturday, at the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, Sunday or legal holiday. 301 Fuller Street South, Shakopee, Dated: 1/20/2016 MN 55379. Unless said mortgage is Planet Home Lending, LLC fka reinstated or the property redeemed, Green Planet Servicing, LLC, or unless the time for redemption is Mortgagee/Mortgage Assignee reduced by judicial order, the premKlatt, Augustine, Sayer, Treinen & ises must be vacated by 11:59 p.m. Rastede, P.C., By Brian G. Sayer, on 09/21/2017 or the next business Attorney for Mortgagee/Mortgage day if 09/21/2017 falls on a Saturday, Assignee Sunday or legal holiday. 925 E. 4th Street, Waterloo, IA Dated: 01/18/2017 50703 Planet Home Lending, LLC fka THIS IS A COMMUNICATION Green Planet Servicing, LLC, FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR Mortgagee/Mortgage Assignee AND ANY INFORMATION Klatt, Augustine, Sayer, Treinen & OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR Rastede, P.C., By Brian G. Sayer, THAT PURPOSE. Attorney for Mortgagee/Mortgage Published in the Belle Plaine Herald Assignee on Wednesday, January 20, 2016. 925 E. 4th Street, Waterloo, IA NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT 50703 The attached referenced sale schedTHIS IS A COMMUNICATION uled for 3/29/2016 is hereby post- FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR poned until 6/2/2016 at 10:00 AM AND ANY INFORMATION at the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR 301 Fuller Street South, Shakopee, THAT PURPOSE. MN 55379. Unless said mortgage is Published in the Belle Plaine Herald reinstated or the property redeemed, on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. or unless the time for redemption is reduced by judicial order, the premises must be vacated by 11:59 p.m. on 12/2/2016 or the next business day if 12/2/2016 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. Notice of dissolution Dated: 3/16/2016 Planet Home Lending, LLC fka of dj dahlke properties, llc. Green Planet Servicing, LLC, Mortgagee/Mortgage Assignee Notice is hereby given to all crediKlatt, Augustine, Sayer, Treinen & Rastede, P.C., By Brian G. Sayer, tors of and claimants against DJ Attorney for Mortgagee/Mortgage Dahlke Properties, LLC., a Minnesota Assignee Limited Liability Company (the 925 E. 4th Street, Waterloo, IA "Company"), organized under the 50703 laws of the State of Minnesota purTHIS IS A COMMUNICATION suant to Minnesota Statutes Chapter FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR 322B. 1. The Company has dissolved and AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR is in the process of winding up its affairs. THAT PURPOSE. 2. The Company has filed a Notice Published in the Belle Plaine Herald of Dissolution with the Minnesota on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT Secretary of State. 3. The Notice of Dissolution was The attached referenced sale scheduled for 6/2/2016 is hereby post- filed on December 22, 2016. 4. All claims against the Company poned until 7/12/2016 at 10:00 AM at the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, must be presented in writing to the 301 Fuller Street South, Shakopee, Company at 287 Marschall Road, MN 55379. Unless said mortgage is Suite 201, Shakopee, MN 55379; reinstated or the property redeemed, attn.: Barbara J. Weckman Brekke. 5. All claims must be received no or unless the time for redemption is reduced by judicial order, the prem- later than ninety days after the first ises must be vacated by 11:59 p.m. publication of this Notice. Authorized Signature: Dale Dahlke on 1/12/2017 or the next business Chief Manager, DJ Dahlke day if 1/12/2016 falls on a Saturday, Properties, LLC. Sunday or legal holiday. Contact information for contact Dated: 6/1/2016 person for the corporation: Barbara Planet Home Lending, LLC fka Green Planet Servicing, LLC, J. Weckman Brekke, Attorney; (952) 402-9410; bbrekke@bcrlawyers. Mortgagee/Mortgage Assignee com. Klatt, Augustine, Sayer, Treinen & Published in the Belle Plaine Herald Rastede, P.C., By Brian G. Sayer, Attorney for Mortgagee/Mortgage on Wednesdays, December 28, 2016 Assignee and January 4, 11 and 18, 2017. 925 E. 4th Street, Waterloo, IA 50703 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald NOTICE TO BIDDERS on Wednesday, June 8, 2016. NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT The Scott County CDA will receive The attached referenced sale sched- sealed bids for the kitchen remodel at uled for 7/12/2016 is hereby post- (11 Units) CDA properties located in poned until 9/13/2016 at 10:00 AM Shakopee and Savage. at the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, Proposal and project specifications 301 Fuller Street South, Shakopee, may be obtained online at http:// MN 55379. Unless said mortgage is www.scottcda.org/doing business/ reinstated or the property redeemed, openbids/rfps/menu or by request at or unless the time for redemption is Scott County CDA office or by callreduced by judicial order, the prem- ing 952-402-9022. ises must be vacated by 11:59 p.m. Proposals including Bid Form and on 3/13/2017 or the next business complete work specifications and day if 3/13/2017 falls on a Saturday, other items cited for return in the bid Sunday or legal holiday. packet (i.e. bid bond) must be subDated: 7/1/2016 mitted in an opaque sealed envelope
wednesday, january 18, 2017 bearing the name and address of the an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided bidder and project reference by law, the date on or before which (Kitchens 1-2017) addressed to: the mortgagor(s) must vacate the Scott County CDA property if the mortgage is not rein323 South Naumkeag Street stated under section 580.30 or the Shakopee, MN 55379 Bids must be received by the CDA property is not redeemed under secby 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February tion 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on August 9, 2017 at which time a bid opening 14, 2017, unless that date falls on a will be conducted by the Executive weekend or legal holiday, in which Director or his designate, in the pres- case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is ence of at least one witness. Bid award will be made to the reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. lowest responsive and responsible Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED bidder whose bid meets the requirements, subject to final approval by FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION the Scott County CDA Board of ON MORTGAGE: None "THE TIME ALLOWED BY Commissioners. FOR REDEMPTION No bid may be withdrawn within 45 LAW BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE days after bid opening. PERSONAL The Scott County CDA reserves the MORTGAGOR'S right to reject any and all bids at the R E P R E S E N T A T I V E S ASSIGNS, MAY BE complete discretion of the Agency. OR The Agency also reserves the right to REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS cancel this solicitation in whole or in IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS part at any time at its sole discretion. ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA Advertisement for bids is pursuant to STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, AMONG Minnesota Statutes Sections 375.21, DETERMINING, OTHER THINGS, THAT THE 471.345 and 471.35. PREMISES By: /ss/ William I. Jaffa MORTGAGED Executive Director ARE IMPROVED WITH A DWELLING Published in the Belle Plaine Herald RESIDENTIAL on Wednesdays, January 11 and 18, OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN 2017. AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED." Dated: December 9, 2016 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND Belle Plaine ISD #716 LIEBO, P.L.L.P. (Official Publication) Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee Belle Plaine ISD #716 of Mortgagee 130 S Willow Street 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Belle Plaine, MN, 56011 Minneapolis, MN 55416 ADVERTISEMENT FOR (952) 925-6888 PROPOSALS 30 - 16-007729 FC The Board of Education, Belle THIS IS A COMMUNICATION Plaine ISD #716, will receive FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. sealed proposals on the following Published in the Belle Plaine Herald 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, State of Minnesota MN 55447. Proposals should be County of Scott addressed to Chuck Keller , Belle District Court Plaine ISD #716, and the envelope probate division clearly marked to indicate the confirst Judicial District tents. FIle No. 70-PR-16-23061 No Vendor may withdraw his/her Statement of informal proposal within thirty (30) days after probate of will and date of opening proposals without the appointment of personal consent of the Board of Education. representative Belle Plaine ISD #716 reserves the right to reject any or all proposals In Re: Estate of and to waive informalities in bidding Robert E. Grassmann, of advertisement. Belle Plaine ISD Decedent. #716 reserves the right to select the The Application or Informal proposal which best meets the needs Appointment of a Personal of the Belle Plaine ISD #716 pursu- Representative signed by John R. ant to M.S. 471.6161. Grassman, came before the Registrar Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on 12/21/2016. The Registrar, having on Wednesdays, January 4, 11 and considered the Application, deter18, 2017. mines the following: 1. The Application is complete. 2. The Applicant has declared or affirmed that the representations contained in the Application are true and complete to the best of Applicant's knowledge and belief. NOTICE OF MORTGAGE 3. The Applicant appears from the FORECLOSURE SALE Application to be an interested person as defined by the Minnesota THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION law. OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY 4. On the basis of the statements in OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR the Application, venue in this Court WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED is proper. BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY 5. The decedent's original, duly THIS ACTION. executed Will dated January 28, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that 1994, and decedent's original, duly default has occurred in conditions of executed Codicil dated June 19, the following described mortgage: 2007, are in the possession of the DATE OF MORTGAGE: May 10, Registrar. The Application indicates 2013 that the Applicant has conducted a MORTGAGOR: Erin C. Longo and reasonably diligent search, and is Christopher R. Longo, wife and hus- unaware of any instrument revoking band. the Will or any other unrevoked tesMORTGAGEE: Mortgage tamentary instrument. Electronic Registration Systems, 6. Any notice as required by Inc. Minnesota law has been given. DATE AND PLACE OF 7. Decedent died on August 31, RECORDING: Recorded May 2016 at Shakopee, MN and at least 17, 2013 Scott County Recorder, 120 hours, but not more than 3 years Document No. A 936218. (except as permitted in Minn. Stat. ASSIGNMENTS OF 524.3-108), have elapsed since the MORTGAGE: Assigned to: Decedent's death. JPMorgan Chase Bank, National 8. From the statements in the Association. Dated April 19, Application, the person appointed 2016 Recorded April 25, 2016, as below ha priority and is entitled to Document No. A1000263. be appointed personal representative, TRANSACTION AGENT: and is not disqualified to serve as Mortgage Electronic Registration personal representative. Systems, Inc. 9. The Application indicates that TRANSACTION AGENT'S there is no personal representative MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION appointed in this or another county NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: of Minnesota whose appointment has 100061907000376467 not been terminated. LENDER OR BROKER AND 10. Decedent's heirs are as identiMORTGAGE ORIGINATOR fied in the Application. STATED ON MORTGAGE: Summit 11. All persons identified as heirs Mortgage Corporation under Minnesota law have survived RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE the Decedent by at least 120 hours. SERVICER: JPMorgan Chase Bank, 12. Decedent left no surviving National Association spouse. MORTGAGED PROPERTY It is Ordered: ADDRESS: 4854 South Park Court, 1. The Application is granted. Savage, MN 55378 2. The decedent's original, duly TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 261280480 executed Will, dated January 28, LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF 1994, and codicil dated June 19, PROPERTY: Lot 15, Block 4, 2007 are informally admitted to proLexington Place bate. COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY 3. John R. Grassman is informally IS LOCATED: Scott appointed as the personal representaORIGINAL PRINCIPAL tive of the Decedent's Estate, with AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: no bong. $225,732.00 3. Upon filing any required bond AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED and statement of acceptance and TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF oath, letters testamentary will be NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, issued. IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: Dated: 12/21/16 $218,338.51 Filed in Scott County Courts: Dec. That prior to the commencement of 21, 2016 this mortgage foreclosure proceeding By: Phil Bird Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee Registrar, Deputy complied with all notice requirePublished in the Belle Plaine Herald ments as required by statute; That no on Wednesdays, January 18 and 25, action or proceeding has been insti- 2017. tuted 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 (continued on the next page) 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 Classified Ads Sell of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns Call the Belle Plaine Herald unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is
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(continued from previous page) State of Minnesota County of Scott District Court First Judicial District Probate division FIle No. 70-PR-16-18729 NOTICE OF INFORMAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Intestate) In Re: Estate of Karen Elizabeth Maas, Decedent. Notice is given that an Application for Informal Appointment of Personal Representative was filed with the Registrar. No Will has been presented for probate. The Registrar accepted the application and appointed Sandy Smiths, whose address is 3695 Ponds Edge Court, DePere, Wisconsin 54115, to serve as the personal representative of the Decedent's estate. The personal representative has a legal counsel Derk Schwieger, Schwieger Law Firm, PLLC, 7101 York Avenue South, Suite 309, Edina, Minnesota 55435, phone: (952) 854-2900, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Any heir or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative. Any objection to the appointment of the personal representative must be filed with the Court, and any properly filed objection will be heard by the Court after notice is provided to interested persons of the date of hearing on the objection. Unless objections are filed, and unless the Court orders otherwise, the personal representative has the full power to administer the estate, including, after thirty (30) days from the issuance of letters of general administration, the power to sell, encumber, lease, or distribute any interest in real estate owned by the Decedent. Notice is further given that, subject to Minn. Stat. section 524.3-801, all creditors having claims against the Decedent's estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court within four (4) months after the date of this notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: October 19, 2016 Filed in Scott County Courts October 19, 2016 Vicky L. Carlson, Registrar Phil Bird, Court Administrator, Deputy By: Derk Schwieger Schwieger Law Firm, PLLC Derk Schwieger, J D, LLM MN# 309394 7101 York Avenue South, Suite 309 Edina, Minnesota 55435 Telephone: (952) 854-2900 Facsimile: (952) 854-2909 e-mail: email@example.com Attorney for Sandy Smits, Personal Representative Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, January 18 and 25, 2017.
SUMMONS IN APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF LAND STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF SCOTT DISTRICT COURT FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT Case Type: Torrens Court File No70-CV-16-17781
In the Matter of the Application of Jason A. Miller to Register Title to the following described real estate situated in Scott County, Minnesota: Parcel A Lot 1, Block 1, THE BLUFFS OF CANDY COVE, Scott County, Minnesota; and that part of Government Lot 2, Section 36, Township 115 North, Range 22 West, Scott County, Minnesota, described as follows: Beginning at the northwest corner of Lot 1, Block 1, THE BLUFFS OF CANDY COVE, Scott County, Minnesota; thence on an assumed bearing of South 59 degrees 17 minutes 12 seconds East along the north line of said Lot 1, a distance of 78.87 feet to the most easterly line of said Lot 1; thence North 05 degrees 55 minutes 19 seconds West along the northerly extension of said most easterly line 25 feet, more or less, to the shoreline of Prior Lake; thence westerly along said shoreline to its intersection with the northerly extension of the most westerly line of said Lot 1; thence South 00 degrees 46 minutes 57 seconds East along said northerly extension of the most westerly line of said Lot 1, a distance of 16 feet, more or less, to the point of beginning. Parcel Address: 5594 Candy Cove Trail SE Prior Lake, MN 55372 Parcel B Lot 2, Block 1, THE BLUFFS OF CANDY COVE, Scott County, Minnesota; and that part of Government Lot 2, Section 36, Township 115 North, Range 22 West, Scott County, Minnesota, described as follows: Beginning at the northwest corner of Lot 2, Block 1, THE BLUFFS OF CANDY COVE, Scott County, Minnesota; thence on an assumed bearing of South 59 degrees 17 minutes 12 seconds East along the north line of said Lot 2, a distance of 72.23 feet to the east line of said Lot 2; thence North 15 degrees 05 minutes 30 seconds West along the northerly extension of said east line 47 feet, more or less, to the shoreline of Prior Lake; thence westerly along said shoreline to its intersection with the northerly extension of the west line of said Lot 2; thence South 05 degrees 55 minutes 19 seconds East along said northerly extension of the west line of said Lot 2, a distance of 25 feet, more or less, to the point of beginning. Parcel Address: 5604 Candy Cove Trail SE Prior Lake, MN 55372
Parcel C Lot 3, Block 1, THE BLUFFS OF CANDY COVE, Scott County, Minnesota; and that part of Government Lot 2, Section 36, Township 115 North, Range 22 West, Scott County, Minnesota, described as follows: Beginning at the northwest corner of Lot 3, Block 1, THE BLUFFS OF CANDY COVE, Scott County, Minnesota; thence on an assumed bearing of South 59 degrees 17 minutes 12 seconds East along the north line of said Lot 3, a distance of 126.17 feet to the east line of said Lot 3; thence North 18 degrees 37 minutes 01 seconds West along the northerly extension of said east line 93 feet, more or less, to the shoreline of Prior Lake; thence westerly along said shoreline to its intersection with the northerly extension of the west line of said Lot 3; thence South 15 degrees 05 minutes 30 seconds East along said northerly extension of the west line of said Lot 3, a distance of 47 feet, more or less, to the point of beginning. Parcel Address: 5614 Candy Cove Trail SE Prior Lake, MN 55372 Parcel D That part of Government Lot 2, Section 36, Township 115 North, Range 22 West, Scott County, Minnesota, described as follows: Beginning at the southwest corner of Lot 1, Block 1, THE BLUFFS OF CANDY COVE, Scott County, Minnesota; thence on an assumed bearing of South 60 degrees 52 minutes 50 seconds East along the south line of said Lot 1, a distance of 44.55 feet to the northerly rightof-way of State Trunk Highway 13; thence southwesterly 45.11 feet along said northerly right-of-way being a non-tangential curve concave to the southeast having a radius of 11634.41 feet, a central angle of 0 degrees 13 minutes 20 seconds, and the chord of said curve 45.11 feet in length and bears South 58 degrees 06 minutes 38 seconds West, the terminus of said curve is at the intersection of said northerly right-of-way and the southerly extension of the west line of said Lot 1, Block 1, THE BLUFFS OF CANDY COVE, Scott County, Minnesota; thence North 00 degrees 46 minutes 57 seconds West along said southerly extension of the west line a distance of 45.52 feet to the point of beginning. Parcel Address: No address assigned Parcel E That part of Section 36, Township 115 North, Range 22 West, Scott County, Minnesota, described as follows: Beginning at the Southeasterly most corner of Lot 31, Candy Cove Park, according to the recorded plat thereof; thence North 60 degrees 52 minutes 50 seconds West (assumed bearing), along the south line of said Lot 31, a distance of 14.98 feet; thence South 45 degrees 56 minutes 50 seconds West, a distance of 124.38 feet; thence South 08 degrees 47 minutes 45 seconds East, a distance of 29.00 feet to the northwesterly right-of-way line of Trunk Highway No. 13; thence Northeasterly, a distance of 116.71 feet along said right-of-way line, being a non-tangential curve, concave to the southeast having a radius of 11,634.41 feet, a central angle of 00 degrees 34 minutes 29 seconds, and a 116.71 foot chord which bears North 57 degrees 42 minutes 43 seconds East to the intersection with the southerly extension of the west line of Lot 1, Block 1, THE BLUFFS OF CANDY COVE, Scott County, Minnesota; thence North 00 degrees 46 minutes 57 seconds West along said southerly extension of the west line of Lot 1, Block 1, a distance of 45.52 feet to the point of beginning. Parcel Address: No address assigned Applicants, vs. State of Minnesota; City of Prior Lake; Mark Toohey; Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.; Andrew J. Hoiland III; Cynthia J. Hoiland; Christie Conrady; Wilhelm Conrady; William Conrady; Mathilda Mavis Anderson; Matilda Mavis Anderson; Mathilda Maves Anderson; Kurt W. Bigalk; Jeanine L. Bigalk; Dale E. Braddy; Susan A. Braddy; Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative; Alice Wilfond; Edward M. Birdsong; Ira W. Anderson; Walter C. Mavis; Richard D. Pauley; Evelyn M. Pauley; Avis Stepka; Mathilda Maves; Rose K. Jones; also all heirs and devisees of any of the above named persons who are deceased and “all other persons or parties unknown, claiming any right, title, estate, lien or interest in real estate described in the Application or amendments herein,” Defendants. THE STATE OF MINNESOTA TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: You are hereby summoned and required to answer the Application of the Applicant in the above proceeding and to file your answer to the said Application in the office of the Court Administrator in said county, within 20 days after service of this Summons upon you exclusive of the day of such service, and if you fail to answer the Application within the time aforesaid, the Applicant in this proceeding will apply to the Court for the relief demanded therein. Filed in Scott County Courts December 27, 2016 WITNESS, Scott County Court Administrator and the seal thereof, at Shakopee, Scott County, Minnesota, this 27th day of December, 2016. By: Audrey K. Brown Deputy Attorneys for Applicants HUEMOELLER & GONTAREK PLC Anton Cheskis #0390001 16670 Franklin Trail Prior Lake, MN 55372 (952) 447-2131 Approved for filing on this 23rd day of December, 2016. By: Stephanie Young Deputy Examiner of Titles Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, January 18, 25 and February 1, 2017.
BELLE PLAINE HERALD, BELLE PLAINE, MINNESOTA NOTICE OF CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION LIEN FORECLOSURE SALE WHEREAS, default has been made in the terms and conditions of the Declaration of The Woodview of Prior Homeowners' Association (henceforth the Declaration) dated February 29, 2000 and recorded in the Office of the County Recorder in and for Scott County, Minnesota on August 8, 2000 as Document No. 481034, which said Declaration covers the following described property situated in the County of Scott and State of Minnesota, to-wit: Lot 4, Block 4, Woodview Estates, CIC No. 1077, according to the plat thereof on file and of record in the Office of the Scott County Recorder. Street Address: 17335 Sunray Circle Southwest, Prior Lake, MN Property ID #252300160 WHEREAS, pursuant to said Declaration, there is claimed to be due and owing as of the date of this Notice by Mark A. Legut, as unit owner, to The Woodview of Prior Homeowners' Association the principal amount of Seven Thousand Eight Hundred Fifty-two Dollars and 92/100 ($7,852.92) for condominium assessments, interest and past due attorney fees through December 2016; and no action being now pending at law or otherwise to recover said debt or any part thereof, and; WHEREAS, pursuant to said Declaration, and the statute in such case made and provided, said debt creates a lien upon said premises in favor of The Woodviview of Prior Homeowners' Association. NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby given that by virtue of the power of sale created by statute, said lien will be foreclosed by the sale of said premises with the hereditaments and appurtenances, which said sale will be made by the Sheriff of Scott County, Minnesota at the Scott County Law Enforcement Center, Civil Division, 301 Fuller Street South, in the city of Shakopee in said County on March 2, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., at public auction to the highest bidder, for cash, to pay the amount then due for said condominium assessments, together with the costs of foreclosure, including attorney's fees as allowed by law. The time allowed by law for redemption by the unit owner, his personal representatives or assigns, is six (6) months from the date of said sale. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE THE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied single family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the unit owner must vacate the property if the lien is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on September 2, 2017. If the foregoing date is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, then the date to vacate the property is the next business day at 11:59 p.m. Dated: December 20, 2016 THE WOODVIEW OF PRIOR HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION FULLER, SEAVER, SWANSON & KELSCH, P.A. By: Timothy D. Fuller 32694 12400 Portland Avenue South, Suite 132 Burnsville, MN 55337 (952) 890-0888 Attorneys for The Woodview of Prior Homeowners' Association Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, December 28, 2016 and January 4, 11, 18, 25 and February 1, 2017.
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.
PAGE nine TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on September 5, 2017, unless that date falls on a weekend or legal holiday, in which case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None "THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR'S PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED." Dated: December 23, 2016 The Bank of New York Mellon f/k/a The Bank of New York, as Trustee Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 38 - 16-007509 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, January 4, 11, 18, 25 and February 1 and 8, 2017.
NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: October 2, 2014 MORTGAGOR: Lucas B. Bennett, a single person and Julie A. Schneider, a single person. MORTGAGEE: M o r t g a g e Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded October 7, 2014 Scott County Recorder, Document No. A966335. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: MB Financial Bank, N.A. Dated March 7, 2016 Recorded March 14, 2016, as Document No. A997861. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100880800060807654 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: MB Financial Bank, NA RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE
SERVICER: MB Financial Bank, N.A. MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 318 Wagner Way, Elko New Market, MN 55054 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 230080180 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 10, Block 2, Whispering Creek 2nd Addition, Scott County, Minnesota. COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $216,015.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $222,501.16 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: February 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys' fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on August 21, 2017, unless that date falls on a weekend or legal holiday, in which case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None "THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR'S PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED." Dated: December 22, 2016 MB Financial Bank, N. A. Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 161 - 16-007747 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, January 4, 11, 18, 25 and February 1 and 8, 2017.
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College News Luke Narveson of Belle Plaine has been named the Fall Semester Deanâ€™s List at Southwest Minnesota State University. Software Engineering student Alec Koepp of Belle Plaine has been named to the Fall Semester Deanâ€™s List at the University of Minnesota Crookston. The following students from Belle Plaine have made the Deanâ€™s List at North Dakota State University: Sean D. Bartz (Mechanical Engineering), Mellina R. Hovorka (Respiratory Care), Bryce A. Nelson (Management Information Systems) and Erin N. Winters (English Education).
Sibley County Students Eligible for Scholarships Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center and Foundation offers high school students who reside in Sibley County the opportunity to receive a $2,000 college scholarship. Qualified students must have maintained a minimum high school GPA of 2.8 and completed the requirements of the application by the scholarship deadline. Scholarships will be awarded to three qualified applicants. Students must submit the application components by April 1 (or postmarked by this date), including the completed application (which includes two essay questions), a high school transcript and a minimum of two letters of recommendation. Scholarship applications are currently available from the guidance office at all Sibley County high schools or from The second annual Minne- the Ridgeview Sibley Medical sota River Conference One- Center website (www.sibleyAct Play Festival will be held medical.org). 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 With more frigid temperatures here, the Minnesota Departat 9 a.m. The BPHS entry, â€œRadium ment of Commerce wants to reCure for the Broken-Hearted,â€? mind low-income Minnesotans will go on stage at 10:30 a.m. It on how to get help paying their is the story of a young girl who heating bills through the stateâ€™s comes to a rural town in the Energy Assistance Program. early 1900s and finds it difficult â€œEnergy assistance helps pay energy bills so that low-income to fit in. Belle Plaineâ€™s cast and crew of seniors, veterans and families 20 students is directed by Tony do not struggle keeping their Hartmann and Christopher home heat on during our cold winters,â€? said Commerce ComMoore. missioner Mike Rothman. Admission for all day is $6 for Energy Assistance helps lowadults and $4 for students. income homeowners and renters pay for heating bills through grant money paid directly to utility companies and heating K-6 School Menu fuel vendors on behalf of eliParents Welcome Everyday gible households. The funding also helps some homeowners LUNCH repair or replace malfunctioning heat systems. Households Wednesday, January 18 Soft Shell Taco w/ Lettuce that include young children, Cheese & Salsa or Roasted people with disabilities, veterHot Dog, or Chef Salad (Oak ans and seniors are especially Crest) & Tomato Soup â€œHar- encouraged to apply. vest Bar,â€? Fruit Choice The average annual grant is $500. Thursday, January 19 Toasted Cheese Sandwich In October 2016, Minnesota or Breaded Chicken Patty received $101 million in fedSandwich or Chef Salad (Oak eral Low-Income Home Energy Crest), & Tomato Soup, â€œHav- Assistance Program (LIHEAP) est Bar,â€? Fruit Choice funds for this yearâ€™s Energy Friday, January 20 Assistance Program. Last Cheese Pizza Slice or Cow- year, Minnesota served nearly boy Burger or Chef Salad (Oak 133,000 households with EAP Crest), Roasted Broccoli, Sea- funds, with an average grant of soned Peas, Fruit Choice about $500. Monday, January 23 The program is federally fundCheeseburger on Bun or ed and helps households that Chicken Bacon Ranch Melt or earn less than 50 percent of the Chef Salad (Oak Crest) Sweet stateâ€™s median annual income Potato Fries, Baby Carrots, ($47,194 for a family of four) Celery, Fruit Choice obtain funds to help pay their Tuesday, January 24 heating bills. Pancakes, Sausage Patty or Funding is limited and adminSalisbury Steak Sandwich or istered on a first-come, firstChef Salad (Oak Crest), Tri- served basis. Qualifying houseTators, Sweet Green Peas, holds must apply for assistance Fruit Choice at the local service provider in Wednesday, January 25 their area. To find your local Walking Taco w/ Lettuce & service provider, call the ComTomato or Deli Sandwich or merce Department toll-free at Chef Salad (Oak Crest), Re- 800-657-3710 or visit the Enerfried Beans, Creamy Rice, gy Assistance Program section Fruit Choice of the Commerce Departmentâ€™s website.
B.P. Traveling Baseball Meetings MRC One-Act The Belle Plaine Baseball Association will again conduct traveling baseball leagues and tournaments this spring and summer. All boys ages 10-15 are encouraged to sign up and tryout for the teams. Each age group plays in different tournaments during May and June and has the opportunity to advance to different state tournaments held in July. This is a great opportunity to improve skills
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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: â€œIt 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.â€? â€œIt 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).â€? A minimum goal of 12.03% Good Faith Effort to be subcontracted to Disadvantaged Business Enterprises. Grading, Base, Paving, Lighting, Sewer, Watermain and Prefab Bus Shelter CP 18-07, SP 70-596-002, CR 18, located near CSAH 18 and Trunk Highway 169 in the City of Shakopee. Major quantities of work are approximately as follows: Light Poles, 32; Brick Pavers 13,680 SF; Concrete Walk 15,247 SF; Concrete Curb and Gutter 7,827 LF; Common Exc. 33,210 CY; Aggregate Base (CV) Class 6,030 CY; Sanitary Sewer 1,032 LF; Storm Sewer 1,143 LF; Concrete Paving 2,559 SY; Type MV 4 Wearing Course Mixture 870 Ton; Type MV 3 Wearing Course Mixture 2800 Ton; and MV3 Non Wearing Course Mixture 3,465 Ton. Proposals, plans and specifications may be examined at the office of the County
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Highway Engineer at 600 Country Trail East, Jordan, MN 55352 (TH 282 - 1/4 mile west of TH 13). Digital copies of the Bidding Documents are available at http://www.QuestCDN. com for a fee of $20.00. These documents may be downloaded by selecting this project from the â€œBrowse Projectsâ€? page or by entering eBidDoc#450402 on the â€œSearch Projectsâ€? page. For assistance and free membership registration, contact QuestCDN at 952-2331632 or email@example.com. Paper copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from Docunet Corp., 151 Cheshire Lane #300, Plymouth, MN 55441, 763-475-9600 for a fee of $120.00. Deposits will not be refunded. Bids must be accompanied by a certified check made payable to the Scott County Treasurer, or a corporate surety bond made in favor of Scott County, for at least 5% of the amount of the bid. The right is reserved to accept any or reject any or all bids and to waive any defects. Mitchell J. Rasmussen County Highway Engineer Scott County Any questions, please contact: Greg M. Felt, Operations Engineer at 952496-8047 or firstname.lastname@example.org Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, November 22 and 29 and December 6, 2006.
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.
Homeward Bound Theatre Company will offer â€œBroadway Kidsâ€? every Monday from Jan. 23 through Feb. 13 from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. at Oak Crest Elementary School in Belle Plaine. Students in grades K-3 will learn basic techniques in acting while doing creative activities. Our shooting stars will act out their favorite stories, do simple 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,
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BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS COUNTY OF SCOTT NOVEMBER 7, 2006 (1) The Board of Commissioners, in and for the County of Scott, Minnesota, met in the Courthouse Board Room in the City of Shakopee, Minnesota, and convened at 9:01 a.m., with the following members present: Commissioner Ulrich, presiding, Commissioner Marschall, Commissioner Wagner, Commissioner Vogel, and Commissioner Hennen. (2) Chair Ulrich noted the addition to the agenda of the appointment of Aldeen Goehring to the Board of Adjustment/ Planning Advisory Commission. (3) On a motion by Commissioner Hennen, seconded by Commissioner Vogel, the Minutes of October 24, 2006 were approved. (4) On a motion by Commissioner Vogel, moved, seconded by Commissioner Hennen, the following items were approved unanimously. A copy of each resolution is available in the office of the County Administrator and made a part of this record by reference. A. Application to Sell 3.2 Malt Liquor at Retail for 2007 of Ronald L. Edmiston DBA Superamerica #4439 in Jackson Township, Jams R. Hupp DBA Holiday Stationstore #246 in Jackson Township, and Joleen Yong DBA Suzette Inc. in St. Lawrence Township. B. Application for Precious Metal Dealer License of Mark A. Smith, DBA PawnXChange in Shakopee. C. Receipt of funding from the MN Department of Public Safety for administration of the Safe Communities Grant in the amount of $40,300 effective October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007 to be shared by the Safe Communities Coalition. D. Resolution No. 2006-160; Authorizing Final Payment on the 2005 Overlay Projects to Buffalo Bituminous Inc. in the Amount of $25,000.00. E. Resolution No. 2006-163; Authorizing Entering Into Cooperative Agreements With the Cities of Shakopee and Prior Lake for Phase 2 Construction of the Southbridge Transit Station. F. Resolution No. 2006-164; Honoring Joseph Graham Upon Receiving the Eagle Scout Award. G. Resolution No. 2006-165; Honoring Joshua Gunter Upon Receiving the Eagle Scout Award. H. Resolution No. 2006-166; Honoring Sam Ringstad Upon Receiving the Eagle Scout Award. I. Payroll processing of personnel actions indicated below and certified by the Employee Relations Director and the Appointing Authority to be in compliance with provisions of Minnesota Statutes 375.56 - 375.71 and the Scott County Merit Personnel System:
1. FTPR employment of Alan Evenson, Highway Maintenance Worker, Public Works Division, effective 10/30/06. 2. FTPR employment of Michael Turek, SheriffĘźs Deputy, SheriffĘźs Office, effective 11/06/06. 3. FTPR employment of Sherri Smith, Fraud Prevention Investigator, Community Services Division, effective 11/01/06. 4. The recognition of the following individuals as volunteers will enable them to be covered for liability insurance purposes in accordance with the insurance contracts currently in force with Scott County: Additions Deletions Ethel Carlson Jacqueline Clary Jennifer Edwards Augustine David Lisa Meyers Christopher Kettler Rochelle Kovac Kevin McCann J. Resolution No. 2006-161; Approving Long Term Disability (LTD) and Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance Provider and Plans and Rescind Resolution No. 2001-105. K. Appointment of Aldeen Goehring of Commissioner District 3 to the Board of Adjustment and Planning Advisory Commission effective November 7, 2006 through December 31, 2007. (5) Create Safe, Healthy, and Livable Communities: A.On behalf of the Board, Vice Chair Marschall presented an Outstanding Service Award to Connie and Terry Lonto for their dedicated service as volunteers for Scott County for 30 years working in the areas of weather spotting, sand bagging, search and rescue, traffic control, and command post activities. Commissioner Wagner left the meeting from 9:21 to 9:25 a.m. B. Community Services Director Tim Walsh updated the Commissioners on the County Board goal to implement the Community Corrections delivery system, Public Services Manager Jennifer Deschaine reviewed the goal to monitor the Community Health statistics and trends, Deputy County Administrator Gary Shelton provided information on the shared information systems, training facilities and 800 MHz strategy, County Administrator Dave Unmacht highlighted the status of County Highway projects, and Chief Information Officer Marilyn McCarter reviewed the goal to complete phase one of the CountyĘźs Business Continuity Plan. (6) County Administrator Update: Mr. Unmacht reviewed upcoming schedule items. On a motion by Commissioner Marschall, seconded by Commissioner Vogel, the meeting adjourned at 10:24 a.m. Jon Ulrich, Chair David J. Unmacht, County Administrator, Clerk of the Board Tracy A. Cervenka, Deputy Clerk to the Board Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, November 22, 2006.
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Luke Zilverberg Earns Big 12 Wrestling Honor South Dakota State Universityâ€™s Luke Zilverberg was honored last week as Co-Big 12 Conference Wrestler of the Week after recording a pair of overtime victories in dual action. A junior 165-pounder from Belle Plaine, Zilverberg helped the 20th-ranked Jackrabbits to convincing home victories over Boise State (37-3) and Northern Colorado (34-6), improving his individual season record to 13-4 overall, 6-1 in duals. After giving up a takedown late in regulation in his match
against Boise Stateâ€™s Demetrius Romero that forced overtime, Zilverberg came up with a takedown of his own midway through the extra session to pull out the 5-3 win on Jan. 6. Against Northern Coloradoâ€™s Keilan Torres â€” ranked 14th by FloWrestling â€” on Jan. 8, Zilverberg trailed 3-1 in the waning seconds of regulation, but came up with a reversal to send the match to overtime. He then came away with his second 5-3 victory of the weekend with a takedown of Torres 14 seconds into the sudden-victory period.
Scott West Improves to 10-0 in Duals Following Wild Dual at Waconia After beating Tri-City United 50-16 in Montgomery on Thursday night, the Scott West wrestling team travelled to Waconia on Friday for a Section 2AA Showdown dual with the Wildcats that was wrestled in front of a near capacity crowd. The big night of wrestling developed into what would become a classic regular season thriller as the two teams battled it out on Waconiaâ€™s purple mat under the spotlight, and when the meet came to an end, it was visiting Scott West that walked out with a hard-fought 26-25 team win. One of those points was tacked on as a criteria point as the visiting Panthers had won eight matches to the home teamâ€™s six. â€œIt was a great night of wrestling by both teams and I think that every wrestling fan got more than their moneyâ€™s worth tonight,â€? states Scott West cohead coach Darren Ripley. â€œWe were very fortunate to get the team win and our kids did a good job in winning eight matches on the night, while the Waconia wrestlers did a really good job of getting bonus point wins and also not giving up bonus points.â€? Bonus points for Scott West were hard to come by all night and it would begin at the start of the meet at 106 pounds as Panther Jacob Hill worked his way to a 7-0 decision over Reece White, which was one point shy of a major decision. It was the second meeting of the season between the two lightweights as they had wrestled in the opening round of the Minnesota Christmas Tournament with Hill taking White to his back for a second period pin. Scott West sophomore Jacob Strack then wrestled his way to a 3-0 win over Waconiaâ€™s Will Burroughs, and teammate Justin Stauffacher scored a 20-7
Deadline for bowling results is Monday at 12 noon.
Tuesday Night Ladies G&H Ready Mix 24 Hairs 2 U 16 Meierbachtols 15 Dolls with Balls 14 Canâ€™t Believe Itâ€™s Not Gutter 13 Neisenâ€™s Corner Bar 13 Sparetime 12 High Game: Krissy Voss 220 High Series: Megan Voss 566, Krissy Voss 564, Mickey Haller 509 Friday Night Owls The Hair Loft 17.5 Prairie Grille 16 Split Happens 13.5 Just Throwin Balls 9 Menâ€™s High Game: Phil Wulf 228. Menâ€™s High Series: Phil Wulf 612, Stuart Haefner 567, Joe Spillman 520. Womenâ€™s High Game: Lindsay Seipp 172. Womenâ€™s High Series: Paula Olsen 464, Katie Anderson 430, Lindsay Seipp 412. Commercial League Neisens Corner 7 Source Machine 5 Coldwell Banker 4 Kiecker Law 4 Prairie Farm 4 3G Drainage 2
major decision. Stauffacherâ€™s major decision would be the
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MRC Standings Standings as of Jan. 17 Girlsâ€™ Basketball W L Norwood YA 5 0 Mayer Lutheran 4 1 Tri-City United 4 1 Jordan 2 3 Sibley East 2 3 Belle Plaine 1 5 Le Sueur-Hend. 0 5 Results Belle Plaine 66, LS-H 35 NYA 78, Mayer Lutheran 58 Tri-City United 56, S.E. 49 Boysâ€™ Basketball W L Jordan 4 0 Sibley East 3 1 Norwood YA 1 1 Tri-City United 1 1 Belle Plaine 1 2 Mayer Lutheran 1 3 Le Sueur-Hend. 0 3 Results NYA 55, Belle Plaine 44 Jordan 78, LS-H 26 S.E. 81, Mayer Lutheran 77 Wrestling W L Le Sueur-Hend. 2 0 Scott West 2 0 Sibley East 1 0 Tri-City United 1 2 Norwood YA 0 4 Results Scott West 50, TCU 16 LS-H 56, NYA 18
Late Results Online Results from Belle Plaine sports that take place after press time on Tuesdays can be found on the Heraldâ€™s Facebook page. Johans 1 High Series: Shane Otto 682, Brooks Burmeister 659, Jon Christopherson 656. High Game: Shane Otto 266. City League Bowling Scores Neisens Corner Bar 151.5 Foline Auto 117.5 Co-op Tire & Auto 115.5 Ag Power 107.5 Borough Bowl 89.5 Johanâ€™s 66.5 High Game: Lyle Krentz 26, Jerad Zwart 259. High Series: John Piche 696, Brady Yahnke 677. Pin Bashers Schoeppner 15 1/2 State Bank of Belle Plaine 12 1/2 Boys High Game: Kolton Ehresmann 154. Boys High Series: Kolton Ehresmann 378, TJ Williamson 283. Girls High Game: Kylie Ehresmann 70. Girls High Series: Kylie Ehresmann 184. Strikers Angieâ€™s Daycare 16 Hermanâ€™s Landscape Supplies 12 The Golden Comb 10 North American Safety 8 Behnke Auto Center 7 Prairie Farm Supply 7 Boys High Game: Michael Glynn 206. Boys High Series: Aaron Lenzmeier 570, Michael Glynn 509. Girls High Game: Faith Lenzmeier 223. Girls High Series: Madison Brown 552, Faith Lenzmeier 520.
wednesday, january 18, 2017
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Belle Plaine’s Alexa Lenz tried to go above a trio of defenders during her team’s victory Thursday night in Le Sueur. The Tigers’ Andrew Hunsader scored 11 points against NYA Friday night in Belle Plaine.
H.S. Boys’ Basketball
Tigers Fall at Home to Raiders by Dan Ruud The Belle Plaine High School boys’ basketball team could not keep pace with Norwood Young America, losing at home 55-44 Friday night. Due to snowy weather, last Tuesday’s game at Mayer Lutheran was postponed until Jan. 30. Belle Plaine, 1-2 in the Minnesota River Conference, 7-6 overall, was scheduled to host Tri-City United Tuesday night
after this edition of the Herald went to press. The Tigers will be at Le Sueur-Henderson for another conference game 7:30 p.m. this Thursday. NYA 55, Belle Plaine 44 After starting the season with three wins in a row, the Tigers are barely managing to stay above the .500 mark overall after absorbing their sixth loss in the last 10 games, losing to the Raiders 55-44 Friday night
in Belle Plaine. In fact, Belle Plaine is now below .500 in the MRC at 1-2. Brody Curtiss (16) and Andrew Hunsader (11) combined for 27 points against NYA but only four other Tigers scored in the game, including Kellen Bergs and Jack Otto with five points apiece. Tommy Dikmen (4) and Noah Hastings (3) rounded out the scoring for
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H.S. Girls’ Basketball
Tigers End Losing Streak in Style by Dan Ruud The Belle Plaine High School girls’ basketball team tasted victory for the first time in almost six weeks with a 66-35 triumph over Le Sueur-Henderson Thursday night in Le Sueur. It was just the Tigers’ seventh MRC victory dating back to the start of the 2013-14 season, with six of those wins coming against LS-H. The only other conference win in that span was against Mayer Lutheran in February of 2015. LS-H’s record in the Minnesota River Conference dating
Belle Plaine Hosts Big Invitational The Belle Plaine High School Explosion dance team hosted a dozen other schools that brought with them junior varsity, B-squad and varsity teams from across southern Minnesota Saturday at BPHS. Due to snowy weather, last Tuesday’s Minnesota River Conference seasonal meet at Jordan Middle School was postponed until this past Tuesday night, results of which were not available prior to Tuesday’s press time. Belle Plaine will compete in the next MRC seasonal meet set for this Thursday night at Waterville-ElysianMorristown. The MRC season will come to a close next Monday at Randolph. Belle Plaine Invitational Belle Plaine placed fourth in high kick and eighth in jazz at Saturday’s 12-team Belle Plaine Blizzard Invitational.
In kick, Austin took first place with a score of three, followed by Hutchinson (8), Orono (12), Belle Plaine (13), Marshall (16), Mound Westonka (16.5), Delano (18), Waconia (20), Willmar (27.5), Holy Family Catholic (29.5), New Ulm (33) and Glencoe-Silver Lake (36). In jazz, Marshall topped the field with a score of four, followed by Mound Westonka (5), Waconia (9), Delano (14), Orono (15), Austin (16), Hutchinson (21), Belle Plaine (22), New Ulm (28), Willmar (29), Glencoe-Silver Lake (33) and Fairmont (36). “We loved hosting our home invitational,” said Belle Plaine coach Shyler Egan. “It was a great, fun-filled, crazy day for our dancers, parents and fans. I would really like to thank all the parents and volunteers who
helped make this invitational possible. The competition was very intense as it was almost an entire section match up. With Austin not being in our section, our varsity kick team is currently in the third place prospect for the state tournament. We are all very excited and can’t wait to work even harder these next couple of weeks to maintain this placement. In varsity jazz, this was not our best performance but we are ready to improve ourselves this Tuesday at the MRC meet in Jordan. The coaches are so proud of all the teams and we cannot wait to see what the future holds.” MRC Dance Standings (Through One Meet) Jazz (1) Belle Plaine (2) Randolph (3) Tri-City United
(4) Mayer Lutheran/W-M (5) Waterville-E-M (6) Norwood Young America (7) Jordan High Kick (1) Belle Plaine (2) Randolph (3) Tri-City United (4) Mayer Lutheran/W-M (5) Waterville-E-M (6) Jordan (7) Norwood Young America 2016-17 BPHS Dance Team Remaining Schedule Jan. 17 MRC Meet at JOR Jan. 19 MRC Meet at Waterville-E-M Jan. 23 MRC Meet at Randolph Jan. 28 at Mounds View Inv. Feb. 4 Section Meet at Waconia
back to the start of the 201213 season is 2-57 entering this week. Belle Plaine, 1-5 in the MRC, 3-12 overall so far this season, will be at Sibley East 7:30 p.m. this Friday before hosting Watertown-Mayer at the same time next Monday. Tigers 66, LS-H 35 The Tigers raced to leads of 14-2 and 30-10 on their way to trampling the Giants by 31 points Thursday night in Le Sueur. Elizabeth Johnson and Paige Narveson erupted for 30 and 18 points, respectively, with Johnson also having a team-high nine rebounds, three assists and two steals. Narveson had six rebounds and six steals. “Elizabeth Johnson had a great game for us in all phases,” said Tigers coach Randy Carlson. “She gets better every night and is having a great season and showing a lot of leadership. It was good to see Paige Narveson active in all facets of the game. Jaylen Struck-Schmitz did a
great job of pushing the ball on our fast break and getting her teammates layups. Alexa Lenz had a great floor game with good defense and rebounding inside. Lauren Johnson came off the bench and gave up a boost.” Following Elizabeth Johnson and Narveson in scoring for Belle Plaine were Lauren Johnson (8), Lizzie Hilgers (4), Alexa Lenz (3) and Sarah Lenz (3). Struck-Schmitz added four assists and four steals. Hilgers had six rebounds. 2016-17 BPHS Girls’ Basketball Remaining Schedule 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
The Tigers’ Paige Narveson had 18 points, six rebounds and six steals at Le Sueur-Henderson Thursday night.
The BPHS Explosion high kick team, pictured above and below, placed fourth at Saturday’s 12-team invitational in Belle Plaine.
Belle Plaine’s Elizabeth Johnson had 30 points, nine rebounds, three assists and two steals at Le Sueur Thursday night.
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wednesday, january 18, 2017
Man Faces Felony Drug Charge
A Belle Plaine man faces two charges, one an alleged felony, related to allegations he was in possessions of drugs early last month. Thor Abdullah George Gardner, 33, is charged with possession of 60 grams (2.12 ounces) of marijuana and a pipe for its consumption. He is due in Scott County District Court for a first appearance Jan. 23. Gardner was stopped on Meridian Street for a speeding violation Dec. 9 at 11:18 p.m.
Slippery Going Closed Highway 169 Drivers heading south on Highway 169 south of Belle Plaine early last Tuesday afternoon (Jan. 10) found the highway closed for part of the afternoon after two semi trucks crashed near the intersection of Highway 169 and Johnson Way shortly after 1 p.m. Preliminary reports indicated one semi was
northbound, lost control and crossed through the median, clipping a southbound semi. There were no injuries reported. Troopers opened a single southbound lane before 3 p.m. and eventually both lanes.
Belle Plaine Pond Hockey Tournament Delayed a Week
Forecasted Temps in Low-40s, Chance of Rain Make Rescheduling an Easy Choice
When members of the Belle Plaine Ice Hockey Association gathered Friday evening to finalize plans on this weekendâ€™s annual pond hockey tournament, discussion on whether or not to reschedule the event was brief. The association decided to defer the tournament from Saturday (Jan. 21) to next Saturday (Jan. 28). Tournament play will begin around 11 a.m. The championship game is expected to take place around 6 p.m. Temperatures expected this week are not conducive to good ice, said Johnny Egan, the associationâ€™s chairman. Highs
should reach the mid- to upper30s and low-40s. The forecasted weather for Saturday (Jan. 21) â€“ high temperatures reaching the low-40s and a possibility of rain â€“ made the decision to move the tournament to Jan. 28 an easy one. â€œWe didnâ€™t want to change, but it was unanimous,â€? Egan said. â€œWhen you see a five- or sixday trend like that, you know you have to make a change. That kind of weather would not help the ice at all.â€? Egan said as many as eight teams are expected to participate in the tournament, although the decision to reschedule has at least one team â€“ two-time defending champion â€œJag Bombsâ€? from Prior Lake -- uncertain if it will have enough players available. Teams can have as many as 10 players on their rosters for the four-on-four competition. A handful of teams from the
Belle Plaine area are expected to compete. A team from Mankato is also expected to participate in the tournament. The competition is a fund-raiser for the local ice hockey association. The entry fee is $100 for early registration, $125 for a team registering in the final few days before the competition. The winners will receive $125 and a homemade trophy. Additional teams are still welcome to register, Egan said. Proceeds from the tournament will help the association improve ice hockey in Belle Plaine. Proceeds from last yearâ€™s tournament helped fund new netting and repainting of goals at the rink at Market and Park streets. The association has also previously funded painting of the warming house and one day hopes to buy a sweeper for the rink, Egan said.
WIC Voucher Pick-Up Days
The CAP Agency WIC voucher pick-up dates for all residents of Scott County are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The pickups are at the CAP Agency, 712 Canterbury Road South in Shakopee. For more information about WIC, call the CAP Agency WIC Program at 952-402-9869.
The officer noticed the aroma of marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle. He also noticed a â€œgreen leafy substanceâ€? on Gardnerâ€™s jacket and pants, according to the criminal complaint. The complaint states Gardner handed the officer a bag of marijuana and a pipe used for smoking it. A search of the vehicle, the criminal complaint states, produced â€œseveral more bags of marijuana.â€?
Sibley County Board Will See Final Plans on CIP Bonding Tuesday Sibley County commissioners will see the final version of the countyâ€™s capital improvement plan Tuesday (Jan. 24), plans that will be funded through bonds the county might issue. The county can issue up to approximately $39.06 million for capital improvement plans. Its maximum debt limit is currently about $97.6 million. CIP bonds could also include just over $6 million for improvements to the Sibley County Courthouse in Gaylord, the Gaylord Hub recently reported.
The facility needs work on his mechanical, heating and ventilation systems. The work would be performed during 2017 and 2018. Sibley County could also issue general obligation bonds authorized by a referendum. Sibley Countyâ€™s capital improvement plan includes a new server and storage for the tax system, updated computer software, new computers for the global information system, and equipment for the sheriffâ€™s office and public works department.
Belle Plaineâ€™s NHS Honorees Belle Plaine High School recently honored its National Honor Society (NHS) members at a ceremony in the Belle Plaine Schools Performing Arts Center. Students in grades 10-12 with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or above are eligible for NHS. Qualified applicants must show strength in scholarship, leadership, character, and service. Applications are reviewed by a panel of teachers who make the final selection. Students must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or above and complete 20 hours of community service/volunteer work throughout the year in order to maintain their membership. Existing NHS members include (back row, from left) Kellen Bergs, Hannah Burmeister, Filiz Dikmen, Selin Dikmen, Matelyn Flaschenriem, Mia Pribyl, Caitlyn Preusser, Morgan Prokosch and Brittany Teal. Newly named NHS members include (seated, from left) Noah Ellingsworth, Sara Ferguson, Jeffery Kasper. Amber Glisczinski, Jessica Prader, Kaitlyn Gorman, Abigail Siegle, Maria Larson and Alex Meger.
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