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Rob Selly is Firefighter of the Year by Dan Ruud Like a number of other Belle Plaine firefighters who have been with the department for over a decade, one of Rob Selly’s most memorable calls was to the arson fire that destroyed one of Belle Plaine’s most historic downtown buildings in October of 2005. No lives were lost and firefighters, up all night, kept the blaze from spreading to neighboring buildings. Selly and all the other firefighters in the department who responded to the intense blaze were recognized as Belle Plaine’s firefighters of the year for 2005. It can be said that Selly, a 1988 graduate of Belle Plaine High School and 14-year-veteran of the BPFD, is now a two-time firefighter of the year after having recently been selected the department’s 2016 firefighter of the year. Although high on his list of most memorable calls, the downtown fire was not the first to come to Selly’s mind when asked which call stands out most to him. It was just a couple of buildings down at Brad’s Barber Shop several years ago when his father-in-law, Win Vatthauer, went into cardiac arrest while getting a haircut. “I performed CPR on him and at the time didn’t know it was him,” said Selly, adding that Win’s glasses were off and he “didn’t look like himself.” It wasn’t until Win was in the ambulance that Selly noticed Win’s car parked on the street, and asked then fire chief Randy Koepp if the man whose life was still in doubt was Win. Koepp confirmed it was. After driving Win’s car home, Selly told his wife, Shelly, that her dad had went into cardiac arrest and was en route to the hospital. It turned out that Win’s life was saved that day thanks to Selly and the other emergency personnel at Brad’s Barber Shop. Win, who still lives in Belle

Schrom Construction of Eagle Lake is constructing a half-dozen new homes on the 700 block of Church Street East near Kwik Trip.

Belle Plaine Continues to See Rise in New Housing Starts Belle Plaine Firefighter of the Year Rob Selly is pictured in Engine No. 24, a truck has driven to many emergency scenes through the years. Plaine with his wife, Barb, has award is given to a recipient no difficulty recalling the date who goes above and beyond the regular call of duty,” stated and year his life was saved. “It was Dec. 8, 2012,” said a Belle Plaine Fire Chief Matt thankful Win this past Monday Stier in announcing this year’s when asked about the call. “I firefighter of the year award rehaven’t had any (heart) prob- cipient. “This year’s firefighter lems since. The firemen and of the year is a man who is alambulance people were fantas- ways willing to lend a hand at anytime. Whether he is on the tic.” This week, Selly became a fire ground or off, this firefightfirst lieutenant, which makes er is always a welcomed face. him one of the highest-ranking He has served on the dance individuals in the department. committee and has also been He and Shelly have three grown very instrumental in the mainchildren – Aaron, Erica, Alec tenance and remodeling of the offices and meeting room. His and Patrick. percentage of calls attended Selly, a lifelong resident of was in the top of the department Belle Plaine, said he became over the last year. a firefighter “as a way to give back to the community.” He “He is a seasoned pump opworks as a smooth pavement erator and is extremely active supervisor for the Minnesota in training,” Stier continued. Department of Transportation “As a very active lieutenant, he in Arden Hills. His daily round- is a role model for our younger trip driving commute is 104 firefighters just starting in the miles. But Selly still manages department. This firefighter is to be available for over 60 per- respected in the department, Selly cent of the BPFD’s calls. “The firefighter of the year (continued on page 12)

Belle Plaine City Hall received and approved 37 new home building permits in 2016. That’s a significant increase over the 24 received in 2015, which was an increase of the 18 issued in 2014 and 12 in 2013. In 2012, six were issued and in 2011 the total was four. The record year for Belle Plaine was 2001 when nearly 200 new home permits were issued. New home building, especially single-family, then began a long and steady fall nationwide, which was blamed on too many homes left unsold from the peak years and an unstable economy. Loomis Homes of Carver topped this year’s list of per-

mits issued in Belle Plaine with 10. Schmidt Building and Development of Belle Plaine and Schrom Construction of Eagle Lake were next with six apiece, while Matthews Roofing and Remodelling of Belle Plaine and Capstone Homes of Ramsey were both issued four (see accompanying list).

Twin Cities Numbers Highest in a Decade

According to the Builders Association of the Twin Cities, continued growth in single-family construction in 2016 pushed the Twin Cities residential construction permit numbers to its highest level since 2006.

For the year, total permits were up 11 percent over 2015, while total units were up just 1 percent from 2015. Single-family permits ended the year with a 12 percent increase. Multifamily construction saw a boost in December, but ended the year down 9 percent compared to 2015. “Owning a home is still very much a part of the American Dream and the 2016 permit numbers show that it’s becoming a reality for more families,” said Meg Jaeger, the Builders Association of the Twin Cities

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B.P. School Board, Staff Reviewing 2017-18 Calendar A school calendar free of halfdays and with classes for seventh-graders through seniors starting class Sept. 5 and students dismissed for the summer May 31, 2018 is under review by Belle Plaine Schools staff and school board. Superintendent Ryan Laager said the school district’s staff is reviewing the calendar. The school board will discuss the proposed calendar at its January business meeting. After six teacher workshop days (professional development) in August (23-25, 26-28), the 2017-18 school year is expected to open Sept. 5, 2017 for seventh- through 12th-graders. Elementary-schoolers in kindergarten through sixth grades will have two days of conferences Sept. 5-6. “Delivering professional development before the start of the school year is beneficial, and the majority of our teachers agree, as it allows for a focused allotment of time to concentrate on instructional practice enhancements and initiatives put forward by the administration,” said Director Dan Giesen. “When professional development occurs during the school year, teachers are asked to take a break from their teaching to attend workshops. After these quick breaks in their teaching workflow, they are then asked

to incorporate these enhancements or new initiatives into their teaching practice. I do not feel these short breaks allow for adequate time to adjust, or to allow teachers to adequately apply the new skills or initiatives.” Superintendent Ryan Laager said the time for professional development makes better use of time. “I think this has been more purposeful in being able to provide professional development and created fewer disruptions during the school year,” he said. Giesen would prefer the district be allowed the flexibility to start school before Labor Day. “The most important reason to start prior to Labor Day is to provide additional instructional time for teachers and students before state and standardized testing takes place,” he said. The conferences were strongly popular with parents, according to surveys. The hours will be noon to 8 p.m., Sept. 5, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 6. The conferences are designed to prepare the students for the return to school and assess their readiness after three months off. School will quickly settle into a five-day-a-week routine for the first five weeks of the 20172018 school year. The first break from the routine is the

Education Minnesota teacher’s convention Oct. 19-20 when students have two days off. Board Member Diane Skelley noted the absence of a break for students and staff. “We have to have close to the most five-day weeks of any school district in the state. I have heard no complaints from staff and it is beneficial that we will be out earlier at the end of this year with the current calendar,” Laager said. The proposed calendar calls for two days off for Thanksgiving, Nov. 22-24, and Christmas break running from Dec. 25 through Jan. 1. Days off are also slated for Jan. 22, 2018 and Feb. 19. Spring break will run the week of Easter with no school March 26, 2018 through March 30. The proposed calendar will have no scheduled days off in April and only Memorial Day (May 28). The final day of the 2017-18 school year is proposed to be Friday, June 1 with the traditional Sunday graduation ceremony June 3. The proposed calendar calls for 172 student-contact days, 184 teacher duty days.

B.P.’s New Commissioner Takes Oath of Office Belle Plaine’s new county commissioner, Barbara Weckman Brekke (center) of Jackson Township, took the oath of office as a Scott County commissioner from Senior Judge Philip Kanning Tuesday morning (Jan. 3) during the board’s annual organizational meeting. Her husband, Jon (right), held the family Bible. Weckman Brekke defeated longtime Commissioner Joe Wagner of Sand Creek Township to represent Belle Plaine and area Scott County townships. She was joined in taking the oath by commissioners David Beer of Prior Lake and Tom Wolf of Credit River Township.

Commissioner Mike Beard of Shakopee was unanimously named the Scott County Board’s chairman for 2017 and Wolf the vice chairman. The Scott County Board includes (from left) commissioners Weckman Brekke, Wolf, Beard, Beer and Jon Ulrich of Savage.


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Last Wednesday’s Herald reviewed the first four months of 2016. This week the top stories from May through August are covered.

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May Through August

May

*Close to 100 couples attend-

ed the Belle Plaine High School prom at the Arlington Community Center. It was the final prom for BPHS junior class advisor Lyle Noah, who oversaw the prom for over a quarter of a century. The longtime Belle Plaine teacher was retiring at the end of the school year.

*Two weeks after the first of two men pleaded guilty to murdering Earl Olander in his San Francisco Township home in April of 2015, the second man accepted blame for killing the 90-year-old retired farmer. On May 6, Edson Benitez accepted a plea agreement. It’s the same plea deal his accomplice, Reinol Vergara, accepted on April 28. The two men pleaded guilty in Carver County District court to second-degree murder, aiding and abetting. In exchange for the guilty pleas, the prosecution dropped three of four murder charges, including indictments on first-degree murder charges. Benitez and Vergara were sentenced to 37 1/2 years imprisonment for killing the rural Belle Plaine man. *The Belle Plaine City Council unanimously approved a quartet of resolutions/ordinances as well as a business subsidy agreement that would help pave the way for the construction by Ridgeview Medical Center of a medical clinic and senior housing complex near the intersection of Highway 169 and County Road 3/ Meridian Street. The Lutheran Home was also involved in the project. Plans call for a 12,900square-foot medical clinic, a 10,000-square-foot fitness/ wellness center and a three-story, 55-unit senior independent living center. A second phase was also on the drawing board that would include a future vertical expansion of the clinic. As part of the business subsidy

Members of the Belle Plaine High School baseball team were runner-up trophy at Target Field on June 20. agreement, Belle Plaine Com- tivity when it came to filing munity Development Director for city offices at Belle Plaine Cynthia Smith Strack said that City Hall the morning of May in exchange for the land write 17, which was the start of the down, Ridgeview Medical two-week filing period for this Center is to create a minimum year’s elections. Chris Meyer of 20 full-time equivalent jobs made it known right away that with a starting wage of no less he would challenge incumbent than $12.69, which is 175 per- Mayor Mike Pingalore, who cent of the federal minimum- also filed the first day. wage law. *After running Steffen’s *Despite efforts to spend cau- Hardware in downtown Belle tiously, the Belle Plaine School Plaine since the 1970s (his faDistrict would finish the 2015- ther, William, started the busi16 school year in a financial ness in 1955), Jim Steffen andeficit. The main cause of the nounced a retirement sale that deficit was contracts the board would start on May 26. negotiated with its two unions *It was announced that the that were higher than expected. former BP gas station property *There was a flurry of ac- along Highway 169 in Belle

awarded their state Class 2A Plaine, which was sold at a Scott County foreclosure auction on April 12, may soon be put back to use. Chris Wyman was the new owner of the property and is proposing to turn the 1.7-acre site into a used car dealership and repair, as well as establish a U-Haul rental service. According to Ellen Paulsen, Scott County taxation supervisor, the 1.7-acre site had a successful bidder – Merle Volk of Carver, at the April 12 auction. His bid was for $142,200. Wyman said he had since obtained the site from Volk. *Eight relay events (four boys and four girls) were run at the Minnesota River Confer-

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ence Track and Field Championships in Jordan on May 19 and Belle Plaine won them all, helping pave the way for a pair of 2016 team titles for the Tigers. It marked the 12th year in a row that the Belle Plaine girls have won the MRC team title and the fourth time in five years for the boys. Belle Plaine junior Selin Dikmen captured two individual events in MRC record-breaking time – the 100meter hurdles in 15.09 and the 300 hurdles in 45.84. Joining Dikmen in receiving all-MRC honors for Belle Plaine were Bridget Egan, Anna Donkhong, Ally Fink, Taylor Kruger, Allisa Schultz, Liz Schimidt, Jaylen Struck-Schmitz, Jenna Gatz, Emily Krautkremer, Haley Leger and Emily Berger. Obtaining all-conference honors for the Belle Plaine boys’ team were Brenden Eyrich, Christian Roell, Ben Dvorak, Max Ponath, Mason Ponath, Marcus Walsh, Taylor Witt, Ruben Baltierrez, Derek May, Dylan Bigaouette and Brendan Mackedanz. *After completing the oath of office on May 27, Luke Hennen of Jordan became Scott County’s 19th sheriff. He replaced Kevin Studnicka, who retired mid-term. Hennen would have nearly two years to try the job on for size before deciding if he wants to seek elected office in 2018. *A wet, dry, wet and dry again weekend stayed dry for the Monday, May 30 Memorial Day Program at Veterans Park in Belle Plaine, where a good turnout of people basked in sunshine and temperatures in the mid-70s. Retired U.S. Army Reserves Lt. Col. Margaret McCue Morrison was the guest speaker. She is the daughter of Ed Morrison and Cora Ellen McCue Morrison and is a 1975 graduate of Belle Plaine High School. *The season came to an end on Memorial Day for the Belle Plaine High School softball team after it lost to Fairmont 6-3 in North Mankato, ending the Tigers’ four-game playoff run with a record of 2-2. Belle Plaine finished the season with a record of 4-8 in the Minnesota River Conference, 9-11 overall. Gaining all-conference status for the Tigers were seniors Kaylee Hentges and Maddi Lark. Junior Elizabeth Johnson was honorable mention. *Gerry Meyer of Belle Plaine was the 2016 recipient of the Belle Plaine School District’s Friend of Education Award for his longtime commitment to the district.

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Plaine High School senior Abigail Meger not only sold the most tickets (84) in the 2016 Belle Plaine Dollars for Scholars Car Raffle, but she also sold the winning ticket to Tim Burns of Prior Lake, who is a friend of the family. Meger received $400 for selling the most tickets and another $400 for the winning ticket. Burns’ prize was a 2010 Imperial Blue Metallic Chevy Cobalt, which was donated by Matt Saxe Chevrolet Buick of Belle Plaine. Some $19,000 worth of $25 tickets were sold in 2016, proceeds from which go to scholarships for BPHS graduating students.

*Teaching always come naturally to them. It was, after all, their life’s work. But Lyle Noah, Carol Schultz and Sue Stier retired at the end of the 2015-16 The Belle Plaine Fire Department’s Truck Committee welcomed the department’s new pumper engine to town in June. Pic- school year. Cumulatively, they represented about 100 years of tured, from left, are firefighters Tim Hentges, Ryan Herrmann, Travis Otto, Chief Matt Stier and Troy Otto. teaching experience in the Belle Plaine School District. *The section champion Belle Plaine High School girls’ track and field team had finalists in seven events at the state Class 1A track and field meet in St. Paul, with the 4x200 relay team of Taylor Kruger, Anna Donkhong, Alissa Schultz and Jenna Gatz placing the highest (second). Selin Dikmen was second in the 100-meter hurdles and ninth in the 300 hurdles. Bridget Egan placed eighth in the pole vault, as did the 4x400 and 4x800 relays. The Tigers were at the head of the pack heading into the final leg of the 4x100 relay finals before a bad exchange dropped them from first to ninth. The lone representative from Belle Plaine in the boys’ state meet was the 4x100 team, which did not place. *Ireland Lambrecht, the lone state-qualifier from Belle Plaine, finished in a three-way tie for 47th place among 87 golfers at the state Class 2A girls’ golf tournament at Ridges at Sand Creek in Jordan. The Crowned Belle Plaine’s 2016 royal court members on July 17 were, from left, First Princess Makayla Anderson, Miss Belle Belle Plaine boys’ team, which placed second in the Minnesota Plaine Rachael Eliason, Second Princess Alyssa Neisen and Miss Congeniality Hailey Witt.

River Conference in 2016, was led in conference play by senior Carter Piche, who received honorable mention. The Belle Plaine girls’ team finished third in the conference standings, with Lambrecht gaining allMRC honors and senior Maddie Hartmann honorable mention. *The 111th graduating class of Belle Plaine High School saw 123 seniors bid farewell to high school on a sunny afternoon in the school’s south gym on June 12. McKenzie Koepp was the class speaker. Brad Pederson, a science teacher, spoke on behalf of the faculty. Twenty-nine seniors graduated with academic honors. They were Grace Olson, Danika Schroeder, Taylor Witt, Kaylee Hentges, Trinity Webb, Samuel Gavin, Emily Gatz, Shabanna Mahadeo, Rachel Schroers, Kacie Staples, Marcus Giesen, Steven Schmitt, Stephen LaJeunesse, Kali Gorman, Bryce Nelson, Alissa Schultz, Luke Narveson, Joshua Juaire, Christian Roell, Nicole Bauleke, Kylia Malles, Dylan Bigaouette, Derek May, Brandon Hieronimus, Samuel Gregory, Ally Fink, Megan Glisczinski, Madison Haller and Maggie Applegarth. *Belle Plaine native Paul Pudlitzke was found dead in his house in Minnetonka on June 18. Minnetonka Police Chief Scott Boerboom said there was no sign of foul play at the house and investigators were not looking for any suspect. Pudlitzke, 48, a Belle Plaine High School graduate, ran Prince’s Glam Slam night clubs in downtown Minneapolis, Los Angeles and Miami in the early-1990s. More recently, he worked in real estate. Prince was found dead in his home in Chanhassen two months earlier. He was 57. *Belle Plaine held its annual German Days celebration June 17-18. The usual assortment of tractor pulling events, sauerkraut eating contests and professional wrestling were held on the streets of downtown. Darlene Hogeboom was the grand marshal of the parade, after which Caitlyn Schoon was crowned Miss German Days. Also receiving crowns were Hannah Burmeister (first princess), Teresa Wentworth (princess) and Allison Hennes (princess). *The longest season and postseason run in Belle Plaine High School baseball history came to an end on the longest day of the year (summer solstice on June 20) when the Tigers lost to Minnehaha Academy 5-1 in the state Class 2A championship game at a warm and sunsplashed Target Field. The Tigers, who were playing in their first state baseball tournament in program history, won their first two games in St. Cloud to earn their date at Target Field, defeating Fairmont 1-0 in the quarterfinals and Maple Lake 6-4 in the semifinals. Besides a section tile, the Tigers also won the Minnesota River Conference title for a third year in a row with a record of 13-1 and finished the season with an overall record of 25-2. Receiving all-conference honors were seniors Aiden Ladd, Luke Narveson, Jon Vinkemeier, Mitchel Stier, and junior Brody Curtiss. Senior Wes Sarsland was honorable mention. *Following a public hearing June 20, the Belle Plaine City Council unanimously approved an ordinance that will provide for solar energy systems as accessory and principal uses in certain zoning classifications within the city. The new ordinance assigns specific performance standards to potential solar energy providers. Previous city land-use controls did not address solar (or wind) energy systems.

July

*Scott Kubes’ corn crop and

many others in the area got off to a late start this spring due to cool, damp weather in lateApril and May. But warmer temperatures and plentiful rains in early June helped area corn and soybean crops begin to thrive and by July 4 Kubes’ corn was well over 6 feet tall. *Jake Hartman and his father, “JoJo” Hartman, solved the 2016 Bar-B-Q Days Medallion Hunt mystery on July 6 following the publishing of the second clue. They found it underneath an orange traffic cone on top of a culvert along Enterprise Drive near Coborn’s. Jake, 20, was the one who actually uncovered the coin but had help from his dad during the search process. *Sharon Schmitz, who has

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Deaths

Robert “Orangy” Lawrence

James A. Straining James A. Straining, 80, of Belle Plaine, passed away at the Belle Plaine Lutheran Home on Monday morning, January 2, 2017, due to complications of Parkinson’s disease. A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 6 at 11 a.m. at the Kolden Funeral Home in Belle Plaine. Visitation will be at the funeral home 1 hour prior to the service. Jim was born June 5, 1936 to Albert and Jane (DeWalt) Straining in Harrisburg, PA. He attended and graduated from William Penn High School in Harrisburg in 1954 where he was very active in athletics. He married Karen Shadel on October 22, 1955 in Harrisburg, PA. Jim was a 30 year employee of 3M and the family lived in New Jersey, Georgia and Wisconsin before settling in Minnesota. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Jim was an avid fisherman and had a lifelong passion for Drum & Bugle Corps. He loved music of all kinds, playing board games, puzzles and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Karen; daughters, Kristen Straining and husband Ron Hamrick of Baldwin, WI, Lisa (Bob) Tesch of Richfield, MN and Andrea (Darren) DeJoy of Montgomery, MN; grandchildren, Zachary, Jeremy, Hannah and Sarah DeJoy; and seven great-grandchildren; brother, Jerry Straining of Dillsburg, PA; brother-in-law and niece of Harrisburg, PA, Donald and Terri Straw; sister-in-law of Wilmington, DE, Kathie Kolb and family, niece and nephew Sheryl and Alan DeWalt. Memorials preferred to the National Parkinson Foundation of Minnesota. www.parkinsonmn.org

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Robert “Orangy” Lawrence, 59, of Henderson, passed away suddenly on Monday, December 26, 2016 at his home of natural causes. Funeral services were Saturday, December 31 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Henderson. Visitation was at the church on Friday, December 30 from 4-8 p.m. Visitation continued at St. Joseph’s Church on Saturday morning one hour prior to the 10:30 a.m. service. Following the service, a reception/luncheon followed at the Henderson Road Haus & Event Center in Henderson. Burial will be at a later time. Orangy was born on July 10, 1957 to Harris and Mary Elizabeth (Tousignant) Lawrence in Shakopee. The family lived in the Jessenland area of Sibley County. Orangy was baptized and confirmed at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Jessenland. He attended and graduated from Henderson High School in 1975. Orangy was a lifetime resident of Henderson and was selfemployed as an excavator and operator of heavy equipment. He was also a member of the Henderson Fire Department for nearly 40 years. It would be an understatement to say that he will be missed tremendously by his family, friends, and community. He is survived by his loving life partner, Jennifer Manthei; daughter, Sarah Lawrence of Henderson; siblings, Joe (Margy) Lawrence of Belle Plaine, Joan Schaaf of Belle Plaine; extended family, William and Cynthia Manthei of Henderson; Jennifer’s sisters, Jessica (Mat) Manthei of Henderson, and Maria (Franklin) Hernandez of Columbia, MD; aunts, Mary Alice Moeller, Lucille Tousignant, and Kate Tousignant, all of Rosemont; sister-in-law, Karen Lawrence of Arlington; nieces and nephews, Jeremy (Serena) Witt, Rachel (Danny) Shepherd, Whitney Lawrence, Carissa (Charles) Smith, Becky (Mike) Piotrowski, Chad (Katie) Smith, Charlie (Marcia) Schaaf, relatives, friends, and the loving community of Henderson. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Eugene “Poncho” Lawrence; and brother-inlaw, Bruce Schaaf.

Jeanette A. Noll In loving memory of Jeanette Ann Noll, we will always carry your smile and memory in our hearts. Jeanette, wife, mother, and dear friend to all, received her calling from the lord to reunite with her family and friends that preceded in her peaceful passing on December 7, 2016 in Surprise Arizona where she was surrounded by family and pastor. A memorial service will be held on January 14 at Bertas Funeral Home, 200 West Third Street, Chaska. Private interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Belle Plaine, Minnesota. Born May 20, 1940 in Belle Plaine, Minnesota, she was the daughter of the late Erwin and Eleanor Westphal (Peltz) of Belle Plaine. She attended grade school and graduated from Belle Plaine High School. Jan went on to nursing school but changed career paths and went on to work in manufacturing and retired from Rosemount Inc. Jeanette married William H. Noll on September 6, 1959 in Belle Plaine, MN. Jan and Bill went on to have three sons, Mark, Scott and William. Early in their married life they lived in Vallejo California, however, Chaska, Minnesota became their home until 1995. After retiring at the age of 55 in 1995, Jan enjoyed traveling the United States, splitting the year between Minnesota and Surprise, Arizona with family and friends. An avid camper/traveler, movie lover, cook/baker and craft enthusiast, Jan’s real and abiding passions were her family and friends. In recent years she enjoyed her day trips with her girlfriends to her favorite casinos and flea markets. Throughout her life she instilled in her children the importance of a firm commitment to God, family and friends. Jan is survived by her husband of 57 years, Bill Noll, formerly of Surprise, Arizona, now Chaska, Minnesota; their two sons, Scott Noll of Indianapolis, Indiana and William Noll (wife, DawnRenee) of Henderson, Minnesota; grandsons, Shawn (wife, Anna) Noll and Matthew Noll of Indianapolis, Indiana; grandchildren, Isabella and Samuel Noll of Indianapolis, Indiana; brother, John (wife, Jan) Westphal of Belle Plaine, Minnesota; sisters-in-law, Ruth Ann Westphal of Belle Plaine

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Lillian R. Tiegs Lillian Rose Tiegs, 95, formerly of rural Henderson, Minnesota passed away on January 1, 2017 at the Belle Plaine Lutheran Home. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 6 at 11 a.m. at Zion United Church of Christ in Le Sueur. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church. Interment will be in the Mound Cemetery in Le Sueur. Kolden Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. She was born May 9, 1921 at Madison Lake, Minnesota to Thomas and Elizabeth (Boldt) Chambers.

Monday, December 26, 2016. Memorial services were on Monday, January 2, 2017 at 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Belle Plaine. Visitation was at the church from 9-11 a.m. Following the service, a reception and lunch were held in the church social hall. Tory was born on December 5, 1968 in Hampton, Iowa to Stanley and Shirley (Bonner) Walton. The family moved to Belle Plaine in 1973 were he attended and graduated from Belle Plaine High School. Tory attended Minnesota State University before entering his long Automotive Sales career. He married Camille Raiche on July 21, 2000. His sales management positions took the family to Arizona and California for several years before returning to Minnesota. Tory dearly loved his children, wife, family and friends. He was dearly loved for his infectious smile, laugh and larger than life personality. He is survived by his wife, Cami; loving children, Mallory, Paige and Benjamin; mother, Shirley Walton of Belle Plaine; siblings, Valerie (Joe) Thies of Orono, MN and Cynthia (Steve) Volek of Belle Plaine; many nieces, nephews, greatnieces and nephews, relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his father, Stanley in 2003; and very close friend, Paul Pudlitzke in 2016.

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She married Milton H. Tiegs on February 12, 1943 in St. Paul. They lived on a farm in Tyrone Township, Le Sueur County near Henderson. She helped on the farm and with the operation of their saw mill. She later worked for Midland Glass in Shakopee, retiring at age 62. She purchased a loom and made Rag Rugs and was known as “The Rag Rug Weaver”. For many years she was the correspondent for the “Settlement News” for the Belle Plaine, Henderson and Le Sueur newspapers. She loved traveling with Milton to threshing and steam engine shows, selling her rugs and dish towels, visiting with anyone, baking and games of chance. She is survived by her daughters, Marlene (Andresen) Miller of Faribault and Marcia Tiegs of Shakopee; and sister, Ruby (Cecil) Ernsting of Le Sueur; seven grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

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Struck-Schmitz and Elizabeth Johnson had 13 and 11 points, respectively, followed by Sarah Lenz (7) Alexa Lenz (5) and Narveson (5), Meleah Reinhart led New Ulm, which improved to 9-1, with 24 points. 2016-17 BPHS Girls’ Basketball Results and Remaining Schedule Nov. 29 at WEM L 53-49 Dec. 1 at JWP W 64-52 Dec. 2 at C. Falls W 49-46 Dec. 6 vs. S.E. L 49-41 Dec. 9 vs. TCU L 61-57 Dec. 13 at Fairmont L 71-49 Dec. 15 at Jordan L 76-48 Dec. 20 at Mayer L. L 65-41 Dec. 22 vs. G-SL L 69-32 Dec. 29-30 at NYA Tourney vs. Mpls. So. L 78-34 vs. New Ulm L 86-44 Jan. 3 vs. Faribault BA Jan. 6 vs. Norwood YA Jan. 7 vs. St. Peter Jan. 12 at Le Sueur-Hend Jan. 20 at Sibley East Jan. 23 vs. Watertown-M Jan. 26 at Tri-City United Jan. 31 vs. Jordan Feb. 3 vs. Mayer Lutheran Feb. 9 at Norwood YA Feb. 10 at GFW Feb. 13 vs. LCWM Feb. 14 vs. Le Sueur-Hend. Feb. 20 vs. SW Christian Feb. 21 at Breck Feb. 28 Begin Section

to do a lot and she is delivering. Lizzie Hilgers had some really good minutes for us in the second half and played really well.â€? Johnson led Belle Plaine in scoring with 11 points. Paige Narveson added eight, followed by Hilgers (4), Alexa Lenz (4), Lauren Johnson (3), Jaylen Struck-Schmitz (2) and Lily Vinkemeier (2). New Ulm 86, Tigers 44 It was more of the same Friday night as Class 3A-ranked New Ulm handed the Tigers their second 40-plus-point loss in as many nights. “They came out smoking hot from the ďŹ eld,â€? Carlson said. “They are one of the top teams in the state and they showed why. They are very balanced with a go-to player. I like the way we approached the game. We handled their pressure pretty well. We were a lot better defensively tonight. I really liked how we attacked the boards. “Jaylen Struck-Schmitz played her best game of the season and is getting better every game,â€? Carlson continued. “Sarah Lenz was a lot more active for us and did a number of things well. Alexa Lenz also had a good all-around game. We competed, played hard and got better. That is all you can ask your players to do and they did that. It was a really good effort against a really good team.â€?

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Belle Plaine Library 125 W Main St 952-873-6767 website: www.scottlib.org Library Hours: *NEW* Tuesday & Friday 10 am-5 pm Wednesday & Thursday 1 pm-8 pm Saturday 10 am - 2 pm ** All Scott County libraries will be closed on Monday January 16th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day** Special Events 1/23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Smalltown Eclectic and MELSA presents “Loud at the Libraryâ€? Open Mic and Art Night Come join us at the library for another great open mic and art night. Enjoy local musical talents, local art display and refreshments. We encourage artists of all ages to sign up to perform and/or display their art. Please come 15 minutes early to sign up for mic time and to setup art displays. CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS Early Literacy Story Time begins September 16th. They will be every Friday from 10:30-11 a.m. 1/6 ELC Cooking Fun 1/13 ECFE Dinosaurs 1/20 ELC Winter 1/27 ECFE Pets 2/3 ELC Snow Day 2/10 ECFE Valentine’s Day 2/17 ELC Dog Sled Racing (continued from page 11) and Iditarod 3/3 ELC Families Curtiss had four steals. Jan. 5 vs. Glencoe-SL 3/10 ECFE MN Authors Jan. 7 vs. St. Peter 2016-17 BPHS Boys’ 3/17 ELC Muddy March Jan. 10 at Mayer Lutheran Basketball Results and 3/24 ECFE Springtime Jan. 13 vs. Norwood YA Remaining Schedule 3/21 ELC Construction Dec. 3 at Fairmont W 69-57 Jan. 17 vs. Tri-City United 4/7 ECFE Puddles and Ducks Jan. 19 at Le Sueur-Hend. Dec. 8 vs. Farib. BA W 79-68 4/14 ELC Weather Jan. 26 vs. GFW Dec. 9-10 at Maple River Inv. 4/21 ECFE Mystery Books Jan. 27 at Sibley East vs. M. River W 72-60 4/28 ELC Fish Jan. 31 at WEM vs. St. Cloud C. L 93-68 Storytime Saturdays: Join us Feb. 2 at Tri-City United Dec. 13 vs. S.E. W 82-69 one Saturday a month from 10:30-11 for storytime and Dec. 20 at BEA W 69-66 Feb. 6 at New Ulm crafts. Feb. 7 vs. Jordan Dec. 22 at Jordan L 83-58 1/14 from 10:30 am to 11 am Feb. 10 vs. Mayer Lutheran Dec. 28 -29 at Glencoe Invite Mo Willems Theme vs. Holy Family L 82-69 Feb. 16 at Norwood YA 2/25 from 10:30 am to 11 am vs. St. Croix P. L 68-59 Feb. 21 vs. Le Sueur-Hend. Dr. Seuss Theme Feb. 24 at JWP Jan. 3 at LCWM 3/18 from 10:30 am to 11 am Mar. 2 Begin Section David Shannon Theme 4/15 from 10:30 am to 11 am Margie Palatini Theme NEW ON THE SHELF Easy Readers: My First Karate Class by Slyssa Satin Capucilli Paw (continued from page 10) Patrol: Meet Tracker Paw Pawith an impressive win over the Fargo Sheyenne 12.0 67. Valley City trol: King for a Day! Picture 9.0 68. Deslacs-Burlington 8.0 68. East Tigers on their home mat. Ridge 8.0 70. Benilde-St. Margaret’s 4.0 Books: Bees by Grace HanRumble on the Red Team 71. Grand Forks Red River 1.0 72. Fargo sen Life Under the Sea: StingStandings rays by Cari Meister Juvenile: North 0.0 72. Fargo South 0.0. 1. Shakopee 248.0 2. Willmar 153.5 2016-17 Scott West Wres- Beast Quest Xerik The Bone 3. Waconia 152.0 4. St. Francis 136.5 Cruncher by Adam Blade Eetling Dual Results and Re5. West Fargo 131.0 6. Aberdeen Cenrie Elementary: School Freezes maining Schedule tral 121.5 7. Scott West 112.0 8. Delano 110.0 9. Cleveland 103.0 10. Minot Dec. 1 vs. N Prague W 47-19 Over by Jack Chabert Beast Quest Okawa The River Beast 101.0 11. Saint Cloud Tech 100.5 12. Dec. 8 at MKato East Quad by Adam Blade Beast Quest Woodbury 95.0 13. Sartell-Saint Stephen vs. Hutch W 30-28 Drogan The Jungle Menace by 94.5 14. Minneota 88.0 15. Wayzata 84.0 vs. Austin W 66-7 Adam Blade Beast Quest Tem16. Elk River 80.5 16. Lakeville North vs. MKato E. W 61-14 pra The Time Stealer by Adam 80.5 18. Cambridge-Isanti 80.0 19. Wahpeton 79.0 20. Mankato West 76.0 20. Dec. 9 at Eden Prairie Tri. Blade Young Adult: No Love Omaha Skutt Catholic 76.0 22. Buffalo vs. E. Prairie W 66-7 Allowed by Kate Evangelista 75.5 23. Moorhead 72.0 24. Eagan 69.0 vs. Eastview W 41-19 When I was the Greatest by 25. Henry Sibley 66.5 26. Blaine 66.0 Dec. 22 at NYA W 72-5 Jason Reynolds Gena Finn by 26. Byron 66.0 28. Coon Rapids 65.0 29. Dover-Eyota 61.5 30. Centennial 58.0 Hannah Moskowitz The GuantJan. 6 vs. W-M at Jordan 31. Grand Island 54.5 32. Thief River let by Eoin Colfer Non-Fiction: Jan. 12 at Tri-City United Falls 52.0 33. Faribault 51.0 34. Jackson Sabotage: The Mission to DeJan. 13 at Waconia County Central 50.5 35. Rocori 49.0 36. stroy Hitler’s Atomic Bomb by Jan. 19 at Le Sueur-Hend. Rapid City Stevens 48.5 37. ChatďŹ eld Neal Bascomb Israel: A Con47.0 38. New Prague 46.5 39. BeulahJan. 21 at Eastview Invite cise History of a Nation Reborn Hazen 44.0 40. Hettinger/Scranton 40.5 Jan. 23 vs. G-SL at Jordan 40. 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Looking to take some of the tax burden off its residential property owners, Green Isle is extending the welcome mat to any new or existing businesses interested in relocation or expansion. City council members hope Sibley County has some expertise to offer. Later this month, Green Isle is hosting two meetings that could be a sign of what the community can expect as it tries to help businesses. Monday (Jan. 16, 7 p.m.), the Green Isle Economic Development Authority will host Sibley County Administrator and the county’s economic development coordinator at city hall. The city’s hope is that Sibley County can offer experience and advice on how to serve businesses interested in relocation or existing businesses in Green Isle that want to expand. Two weeks later (Jan. 30), the city will host an open house at the Green Isle Community Room. Citizens and members of the city’s commercial community are welcome to discuss ways to expand the small city’s commercial sector. Traxler said the county could potentially help the city seek a state grant that could help create a revolving loan fund. That fund would help businesses expand. A business taking advantage of the revolving loan fund would repay the loan with interest helping to expand the fund. The city could also take advantage of county expertise to create materials marketing Green Isle as a city willing to welcome expanding or relocating businesses. The city doesn’t

have anything available for a business that might be looking at Green Isle, said Councilor Mark Wentzlaff. The city is willing to help businesses, but still has some work to do. Earlier this fall, JIT Companies came to the city looking for $10,000 in gap ďŹ nancing for expansion. But without a business subsidy policy, Green Isle couldn’t help the ďŹ rm. City Attorney Ross Arneson is working on writing a policy for council consideration early this year. Green Isle has long been look-

ing for businesses that might be interested in relatively inexpensive land in the city’s business park. That park now has a ďŹ ber optic line available to it. The city has also tried to use its proximity to highways 212 and 169 and proximity to the western suburbs as marketing tools. “Even if we could get somebody that might employ up to 10 people, that would be awesome,â€? said Joe Kreger, Green Isle’s mayor-elect. “I would think the council would bend over backward to help.â€?

Carver County Holding Foster Care Informational Meetings Carver County is inviting the public to attend an informational meeting on foster care from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10 in the Carver County Government Center (enter the Human Services building through door No. 2 and follow signs to the meeting room. “We’re inviting people to be part of the solution and join a unique group of dedicated foster and adoptive parents,� said Michelle Selinger, manager of the Carver County Child and Family Department. “This informational meeting is a way for people to learn how they can care for children in their home, either on a short-term or long-term basis.� “We are especially in need of homes for teenagers and sibling groups – three or more children,� Selinger added. “The

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dealers at the factory in Detroit. A new kind of company was organized in Waconia, calling itself the Waconia Snow Removal Co., with a dozen citizens as stockholders. They bought a snowplow and caterpillar tractor, and were taking jobs with the county and townships to keep the roads open. The mill rate in Belle Plaine Borough that year was 70. Belle Plaine Township had a mill rate ranging from 38.2 to 48.6. Blakeley ranged from 39.4 to 59.4.

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Oath of OfďŹ ce On Jan. 5, 1987, Belle Plaine City Administrator Tony Hallman administered the oath of ofďŹ ce to councilmen Dan Zurn, Dick Peterson and Ed Townsend. Also receiving the oath of ofďŹ ce was new Mayor John Ploetz (far right). Belle Plaine City Administrator Tony Hallman administered the oath of ofďŹ ce to councilmen Dan Zurn, Dick Peterson and Ed Townsend, along with new Mayor John Ploetz (see accompanying photo). Three appointments were also made at the council’s ďŹ rst meeting of 1987. Neil Keohane was selected from four candidates to the community services board, while Paul Keup and Brad Krick were selected from four candidates to serve on the planning and zoning commission. William Koniarski of Belle Plaine was elected chair of the Scott County Board for 1987. John Casey was elected vice chair. “We’re going to have a tough road ahead of us,â€? Koniarski said. “I won’t promise a chicken in every pot, but we’re going to try out best. I’m looking optimistically for a good year.â€? New Scott County Attorney James Terwedo was congratulated by his mother, Mrs. Terwedo, after taking the oath of ofďŹ ce. Mrs. Terwedo was the former Mary Ann Meger of Belle Plaine. “I plan to run the ofďŹ ce more like a private law ďŹ rm,â€? said Terwedo, who defeated incumbent Kathleen Morris in the general election. It started as a direct-to-thefarmer poultry medication supplier in Luverne, a town in the very southwestern corner of Minnesota, in 1927. Sixty years later, the company was still going strong in Belle Plaine and Blakeley as Wendt Laboratories, which was marking its 17th year in Belle Plaine. The Belle Plaine plant, led by Bill Wendt, manufactured tablets and soluble powders, both for human and veterinary purposes. Two men in the area were actually waiting for snow to come so they could have something to plow and groom. Park Manager Bruce Eliason and Assistant Manager Dave Berg of the Lawrence Wayside section of the Minnesota Valley Trail State Park were ready to groom the trails for snowmobiling and cross country skiing. But so far there hadn’t been any snow in the Belle Plaine area, or at least not much.

The Belle Plaine High School girls’ basketball team captured the Le Center Holiday Tournament championship with wins over Cleveland 41-38 and Waterville 58-57. Julie Halquist exploded for 25 points against Cleveland and 30 against Waterville. In the two games overall, she made 25 of 27 free throws. She also had 18 rebounds.

home community. Alfred Smith, Hamburg man, was busy sawing limbs into short lengths when he was stricken and died instantly. Youth scored another triumph in the old battle of youth vs. experience in the annual High School-Alumni classic. The youth had little difďŹ culty capturing a 55-40 victory. Fred Battcher was high-point man 60 Years Ago for the grads and Dick O’Brien was the top scorer for the Ti(1957) The owner of a meat market gers. in Henderson was shot to death 90 Years Ago when an employee ďŹ red a rie at a slaughter steer and missed. (1927) Killed was Clem Bielejeski, 42, Many of the partially-opened who operated the City Meat roads were blocked to trafďŹ c Market. The coroner ruled the again. death accidental. Adolph Otto bought the Owen Harold Bode, 41, St. Peter Wilson farm of 80 acres north farm implement dealer, was of Belle Plaine for $12,200 killed and his 11-year-old son and was to take occupancy that injured critically in a head-on spring. collision near Nicollet. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rihl celLeo Link, 70, retired Jordan ebrated their 39th wedding anďŹ reman, died at his home in niversary with a gathering of Jordan. He was a painter by their large relationship. trade and was well known in Herbert Diers was back from this area. Sidney, Mont., for a visit in the Miss Darlene Schoenbauer, old neighborhood. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.T. Schoenbauer of New Prague, Patrick O’Brien, eldest son became the bride of John Witt, of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. O’Brien, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cletus Witt died at the hospital in St. Paul following a brief illness. The of Belle Plaine Township. funeral was held from Sacred The Belle Plaine unit of the Heart Church. Parents and Teachers Association announced that a panel had The Belle Plaine Shipping been set up consisting of junior Association at its annual meetand senior students, teachers ing reported a gross business and parents to conduct a oor of $219,140.79 the preceddiscussion on an “All Night ing year. OfďŹ cers chosen were J.P. Kelley president, Pat HesProm Party.â€? sian vice president, T.F. Bieder Mr. and Mrs. Austin Smith, secretary-treasurer and Edw. C. nee Janette Wolfram, of Le Johnson director. Sueur, were the proud parents of a baby boy. He arrived at the St. C.A. Neil was getting material Peter hospital shortly after the on the ground for a new home New Year’s Day dinner, quali- on his acreage on the Belle fying as the ďŹ rst 1957 child for Plaine-Blakeley road. Elmer Mesenbring attended the Le Sueur community. August Mueller of Jordan died the annual meeting of Dodge at the age of 87. For many years he operated the Jordan elevator. Relatives and friends of Mrs. Anna Willan gathered at the Harold Westphal home, the occasion being a farewell party for Mrs. Willan, who was returning home to Poplar, Mont., after a six-week visit in her old

Commissioner John Mahoney of Belle Plaine was made chairman of the Scott County Board. Charles Busch and wife moved to Gaylord where he planned to go into the business of buying and selling livestock. J.C. Gates and his brother-inlaw, F.H. Stickney, the latter of St. Paul, bought out the mercantile stock of Wm. Henry and took over the store in the Henry building. Teams were hauling rock from St. Lawrence for foundation material for several new farm homes. The frame building occupied by L.H. Kahle’s hardware store burned to the ground in an early-morning blaze. Sibley County was in the midst of another county seat battle, with Arlington and Henderson the contending foes.

A South St. Paul man was killed in what police are saying is an apparent workplace accident at Rahr Malting in Shakopee Monday (Jan. 2). The unidentiďŹ ed man, 58, was founding a grain bin. Police were called around 9:15 p.m. There was no indication of suspicious circumstances and it appears to have been an accidental fall, Shakopee Police Chief Jeff Tate said in a press

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St. Thomas by: Loni Graham Father James will celebrate Mass here at St. Thomas on Saturday, January 21 at 4 p.m. Father Andrew Stueve celebrates mass at St. Anne’s in Le Sueur on Saturdays at 5:15 p.m., and Sundays at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Orangy Lawrence was given a hero’s sendoff from St. Joseph’s Church on Saturday, December 31, 2016 with Irish music and bagpipes, 40 years on the Henderson Fire Department. More often then not he was the first one at a fire, or any emergency.” Orangy was Henderson and Jessenland’s grave-digger. He loved kids and had a fantastic sense of humor, often teased, told stories. There wasn’t a dry eye in the crowd.” Popular in the hearts of folks of all ages, and everybody loved Orangy. Our sincere sympathy to his soul mate, Jennifer, their precious Sarah, and to the folks of Henderson, Orangy will be sorely missed.

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Henderson Loses A Friend, Man Police Killed in Mankato Robert ‘Orangy’ Lawrence was Teacher in Shakopee

Last week, Henderson suffered a tragic and unexpected loss when Robert “Orangy� Lawrence passed away at his home. Shock and sadness reverberated throughout the community after Orangy’s death on Dec. 26. He was 59 years old. Word spread quickly and it seemed to be all that most people could think or talk about. However, along with the terrible and untimely news, people also began to share tributes to Orangy; stories, fond memories and even smiles and laughter. There is no doubt that Orangy was many things to many people. He was a loving father, a hardworking business owner, a compassionate firefighter with almost 40 years on the department, a mentor and so much more. But two things were consistently mentioned about Orangy throughout the community— he was a friend to everyone and he was always there to help. Doug Thomas spoke of Orangy’s warmth and the way he viewed all those around him as friends, “Orangy is one of those rare people who when they pass away, everyone in attendance will feel like they are next of kin. He was everyone’s right hand man. Him being gone will definitely leave a gap.� Many people have stories of how Orangy helped them in a time of need—whether it was towing a broken down car, pulling out a stump, digging up rock, Orangy always seemed to appear with the equipment needed and offered a solution. “Orangy was always the guy that would do absolutely anything for anybody, and I can’t imagine that he didn’t help everyone in town with something at some point. I know he helped me on more than one occasion,� said Troy Koester, staff writer at the Independent. Former Henderson Mayor Keith Swenson took to Facebook to share his favorite tale of Orangy coming to the rescue. He wrote, “Orangy was generous and kind. He was also the guy you wanted around when things got tough. Back in the

90s the creek that went under the Coast to Coast was raging and flipped a bridge with a car on it that plugged the end of the tunnel and diverted the water down Main Street. Lucky for us, Orangy was close by with the backhoe and drove that thing almost into the creek and unplugged it. He literally saved Main Street that day. Godspeed Orangy.� Swenson added, “It was a real Orangy kind of thing, He literally saved the town.� Many at the Henderson Fire Department felt the loss of their assistant chief deeply, but most members were quick to point out that Orangy’s absence will reach well beyond the department. “I’ve known him my whole life. I served on the Fire Dept. with him for 10 years. He was always willing to help anyone out, and he had a very big heart. On the fire department, I knew I could always count on Orangy. There is certainly a big whole in our community, not just the fire department,� said Greg Graham. Bryan Petzel shared about his time with Orangy on the department, “I remember, on lots of rescue calls we would go to, the patient would ask if Orangy was there specifically. They seemed to get some comfort just from him being there.� Orangy was a unifying figure for Henderson. Nearly everyone in the community could recognize Orangy, whether it be by name or by sight. He provided countless services without being asked or ever receiving a thank you or a reward. He was simply there to help. City Administrator Lon Berberich described Orangy as “an icon in the community; generous, dependable, fearless, gracious, a leader, very professional, great sense of humor, kind, hard working, great understanding of people, very proud of his community, charitable, cheerful and just one of a kind unique all around good guy.� No matter where he was spotted, Orangy always had a smile

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and a kind greeting for everyone. Orangy graduated from Henderson High School and will be deeply missed, yet fondly remembered, by many of his classmates. “It’s a very hard time for the community of Henderson,� said Tom Bender. “Orangy was a classmate of mine in the class of 1975. He was a friend and a customer and many times he would just stop in [True Value] to talk. My dad (Don) had the privilege of working for Orangy as a truck driver after he sold the store. Orangy will be extremely missed in all ways. His community involvement was tremendous!� Denny Graham remembered when Orangy was four years old and attended church with him in Jessenland. He said even back then, Orangy had his distinct red hair and a bit of a trouble making streak. However, Orangy grew up into a caring and compassionate firefighter and along with Graham was among the first group able to take the emergency responders class when it was offered to the Henderson Fire Department. Graham said, “Whether Orangy was taking a blood pressure, splinting a broken arm, or just comforting a relative of a patient, he was a professional.� There will be no forgetting Orangy, for block by block and street by street in this little town he left his mark, his pleasant greeting or the help of his working hand will long serve as a model of how to be a neighbor. Orangy leaves far too early, with much to do, but as a community grieves it also knows that it moves on as a place made better by Orangy, always a friend, always willing to help. Denny Graham spoke for many when he said “In typical Orangy fashion he bailed on us without giving us the chance to say good bye. I wish we could have told him how much he was appreciated, how much he will be missed, and how much we loved him. But when you think about it, I think he knew all that. So long old buddy! I will miss you.�

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Met Council Flips Switch on Shakopee Solar Garden The Metropolitan Council, together with an array of partners, is providing a boost to Minnesota’s Community Solar Garden (CSG) capacity. CSGs began commercial operations at two of the Met Council’s wastewater treatment plants in northeastern Shakopee and Dakota County. A 3-megawatt (MW) solar garden recently went online at the Blue Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant in Shakopee. Dec. 14, a 5-MW solar garden powered up at the Empire Wastewater Treatment Plant in Empire Township. In total, these projects represent nearly 20 percent of CSGs expected in 2016 through Xcel Energy’s Solar Rewards Community program. “These projects will significantly increase Minnesota’s solar garden capacity, while providing reliable, affordable, clean energy for local customers,� said Lt. Governor Tina Smith. “This expansion is great news for our entire region and its residents,� said Met Council Chairman Adam Duininck. “The (solar) gardens translate into financial savings for residents, as well as less pollution, including fewer fossil fuel emissions.� “We’re proud to help the Met

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Legal Notices State of Minnesota County of Scott District Court First Judicial District FIle No. 70-PR-16-22626 NOTICE OF INFORMAL probate of will and informal APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS In Re: Estate of David Marso, a/k/a David L. Marso, a/k/a David Leo Marso, Decedent. Notice is given that an Application for Informal Probate of Will and Informal Appointment of Personal Representative was filed with the Registrar, along with a Will dated January 8, 2014. The Registrar accepted the application and appointed Michael Daly, whose address is 119 W. Main Street, Belle Plaine, Minnesota, 56011, to serve as the personal representative of the decedent's estate. Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative. Any objection to the appointment of the personal representative must be filed with the Court, and any properly filed objection will be heard by the Court after notice is provided to interested persons of the date of hearing on the objection. Unless objections are filed, and unless the Court orders otherwise, the personal representative has the full power to administer the estate, including, after thirty (30) days from the issuance of letters testamentary, the power to sell, encumber, lease, or distribute any interest in real estate owned by the decedent. Notice is further given that, subject to Minn. Stat. section 524.3-801, all creditors having claims against the decedent's estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court within four (4) months after the date of this notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: December 16, 2016 Filed in Scott County Courts December 16, 2016 Vicky L. Carlson, Registrar Phil Bird, Court Administrator, Deputy Jaspers, Moriarty & Wetherille, P.A. Dennis P. Moriarty MN# 7519X 206 Scott Street Shakopee, M 55379 Telephone: (952) 445-2817 Facsimile: (952) 445-0812 e-mail: dmoriarty@jmwlaw.com Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, December 28, 2016 and January 4, 2017.

Scott Watershed Management Organization Public Meeting on Update of the 10-Year Watershed Plan Notice is hereby given that the Scott Watershed Management Organization (Scott WMO) will hold a public meeting at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, January 23, 2017, at the Scott County Government Center, 200 4th Avenue West, Shakopee, MN, in the County Board Room (2nd floor). The meeting is hosted by the Watershed Planning Commission to discuss watershed management issues and priorities that stakeholders and the public want addressed in the 2018 update of the Scott WMO Watershed Plan. A presentation, discussion and prioritization will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. The regularly scheduled Watershed Planning Commission meeting will follow the 2018 plan update activities. Agencies, groups or persons attending the public meeting will have the opportunity to provide written or oral comments. Prior to the public meeting, written comments may be addressed to Scott WMO, 200 4th Avenue West, Shakopee, MN 55379, or emailed to Sr. Water Resources Planner, Melissa Bokman at mbokman@co.scott.mn.us. The public may also submit comments through our online survey at https://www. surveymonkey.com/r/T5BNVKL through February 1st. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, January 4, 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: December 8, 2006 MORTGAGOR: Willis Carmack and Regina Carmack, husband and wife. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded March 13, 2007 Scott County Recorder, Document No. A767012. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: U.S. Bank, National Association, as successor trustee to Bank of America, N.A. as successor by merger to LaSalle Bank, N.A. as trustee for the holders of the Merrill Lynch First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust, Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2007-FF2. Dated February 13, 2012 Recorded February 15, 2012, as Document No. A898680. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.

TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100425240011638357 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Nationpoint a division of National City Bank RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc. MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 14111 Timothy Avenue Northeast, Prior Lake, MN 55372 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 251240450 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 9, Block 4, Boudin's Manor 4th Addition, Scott County, Minnesota. COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $201,600.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $209,048.54 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: August 4, 2016 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys' fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on February 6, 2017, unless that date falls on a weekend or legal holiday, in which case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None "THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR'S PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED." Dated: May 31, 2016 U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 38 - 16-002714 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, June 8, 15, 22, 29 and July 6 and 13, 2016. Notice of Postponement of mortgage Foreclosure sale Pursuant to the provisions of Minnesota Statutes 580.07, the foregoing foreclosure sale is postponed until September 8, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN, in said county and state. Dated: August 2, 2016. U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 38 - 16-002714 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. Notice of Postponement of mortgage Foreclosure sale Pursuant to the provisions of Minnesota Statutes 580.07, the foregoing foreclosure sale is postponed until October 27, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN, in said county and state. Dated: September 6, 2016. U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 38 - 16-002714 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE Pursuant to the provisions of Minnesota Statutes 580.07, the foregoing foreclosure sale is postponed until December 29, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN, in said county and

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

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: November 23, 2005 MORTGAGOR: Matthew C. Bresette, a single person. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded December 8, 2005 Scott County Recorder, Document No. A722984. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Morgan Stanley Home Equity Loan Trust 2006-2, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-2. Dated January 6, 2016 Recorded February 22, 2016, as Document No. A996745. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100176105102186619 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Accredited Home Lenders, Inc. RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc. MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 13740 Inglewood Avenue South, Savage, MN 55378 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 261310180 and 261310230 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lots 18 and 23, Block 1, Canterbury Townhouses, Scott County, Minnesota. COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $154,000.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $157,055.41 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: January 19, 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 July 19, 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: November 17, 2016 Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, 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 - 15-009485 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, November 30 and December 7, 14, 21, 28, 2016 and January 4, 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: August 23, 2005 MORTGAGOR: Susan K. Dahn, a single person. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Marketplace Home Mortgage, LLC its successors and assigns. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded August 25, 2005 Scott County Recorder, Document No. A710618. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: U.S. Bank National Association. Dated February 24, 2015 Recorded March 3, 2015, as Document No. A974538. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100249110000047825 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Marketplace Home Mortgage, LLC RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: U.S. Bank National Association MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1681 Pebble Terrace, Shakopee, MN 55379 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 272270340 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 8, Block 18, Common Interest Community No. 1043, Stone Meadows 1st Addition, Scott County, Minnesota COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $143,600.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $152,535.57 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: January 26, 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 July 26, 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: November 22, 2016 U.S. Bank National Association Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 19 - 16-006660 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, November 30 and December 7, 14, 21, 28, 2016 and January 4, 2017.

wednesday, january 4, 2017 STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF SCOTT DISTRICT COURT FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No. 70-CV-16-20430 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE In the Matter of the Petition of JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, in relation to Certificate of Title No. 51162 issued for land in the County of Scott and State of Minnesota and legally described as follows: Lot 11, except the East one-half, and all of Lot 10, Block 5, JAMES A. CASEY FOURTH ADDITION ----------------------------------TO: Nicholas A. Rasmussen and Rachana M. Rasmussen Upon receiving and filing the Report of Examiner of Titles in the above-entitled matter, IT IS ORDERED, that you, and all persons interested, appear before this Court on February 8, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. in the Scott County Government Center, 200 Fourth Avenue West, City of Shakopee, County of Scott, State of Minnesota, and then, or as soon thereafter as the above-entitled matter can be heard, show cause, if any there be, why this Court should not enter an Order as follows: That the Registrar of Titles, upon the filing with him of a certified copy of this Order, shall cancel Certificate of Title No. 51162 and enter a new certificate of title for the land therein described in favor of JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, 3415 Vision Drive, Columbus, OH, free from all memorials now appearing on the present Certificate of Title, the last of which is Document T239108, and free from the memorial of this Order. Attendance is required only by those who wish to object to the entry of the above-described Order. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, that this Order be served: (a) at least 14 days prior to such hearing upon the above-named parties residing in this State in the manner provided by law for the service of Summons in a civil action; (b) it shall be served at least 14 days before the hearing upon each of the above-named non-residents by sending a copy of this Order to the non-resident's post office address, by registered or certified mail, return receipt; (c) except as provided in Paragraph (d) below, it shall be served upon each of the above-named parties who cannot be found by three weeks publication and by sending a copy of this Order at least 14 days prior to the hearing by first class mail to the last known address of such party and by sending another copy of this Order at least 14 days prior to the hearing by first class mail to the address of such party as stated on the Certificate of Title if an address is so stated, which service shall be deemed complete 21 days after the first publication; and (d) upon a dissolved, withdrawn or revoked business entity governed by Minn. Stat. Chp. 302A, 303, 317A, 322A, 322B or 323 in the manner provided by Minn. Stat. Section 5.25. Approved: By: Stephanie M. Young Deputy Examiner of Titles Dated: November 30, 2016 By: Ann M. Offerman Judge of District Court USSET, WEINGARDEN & LIEBO P.L.L.P /s/ Adam Soczynski Adam Soczynski, #0264805 Attorney for Petitioner 4500 Park Glen Road, Suite 300 Minneapolis, Minnesota 55416 (952) 925-3644 Telephone (952) 925-5879 Facsimile Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, December 21 and 28, 2016 and January 4, 2017.

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

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

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

State of Minnesota County of Scott First Judicial District District Court probate division FIle No. 70-PR-16-22138 NOTICE OF INFORMAL probate of will and APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Everett J. Carter aka Everett J. Carter, Jr. aka Everett James Carter, Decedent. Notice is given that an application for informal probate of the Decedent's Will, dated April 1, 2013, and ("Will"), has been filed with the Registrar. The application has been granted. Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed Nancy D. Carter, whose address is 7330 Kestrel Trail, Savage, MN, 55378, as personal representative of the Estate of the Decedent. Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative. Unless objections are filed with the Court (pursuant to Minnesota Statutes section 524.3-607) and the Court otherwise orders, the personal representative has full power to administer the Estate, including, after 30 days from the date of issuance of letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease or distribute real estate. Any objections to the probate of the Will or appointment of the Personal Representative must be filed with this Court and will be heard by the Court after the filing of an appropriate petition and proper notice of hearing. Notice is also given that (subject to Minn. Stat. section 524.3-801) all creditors having claims against the Estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred. A charitable beneficiary may request notice of the probate proceedings be given to the Attorney General pursuant to Minnesota Statutes section 501B.41, subdivision 5. Dated: December 16, 2016 Filed in Scott County Courts December 16, 2016 Vicky L. Carlson, Registrar Phil Bird, Court Administrator, Deputy Attorney for Personal Representative Dennis M. Patrick DeWitt Mackall Crounse & Moore S.C. 901 Marquette Ave., Suite 1400 Minneapolis, MN 55402 Attorney License No: 0084347 Telephone: (612) 305-1417 Fax: (612) 305-1414 Email: dmp@dewittmcm.com Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, January 4 and 11, 2017.

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

Notice of dissolution of dj dahlke properties, llc. Notice is hereby given to all creditors of and claimants against DJ Dahlke Properties, LLC., a Minnesota Limited Liability Company (the "Company"), organized under the laws of the State of Minnesota pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Chapter 322B. 1. The Company has dissolved and is in the process of winding up its affairs. 2. The Company has filed a Notice of Dissolution with the Minnesota Secretary of State. 3. The Notice of Dissolution was filed on December 22, 2016. 4. All claims against the Company must be presented in writing to the Company at 287 Marschall Road, Suite 201, Shakopee, MN 55379; attn.: Barbara J. Weckman Brekke. 5. All claims must be received no later than ninety days after the first publication of this Notice. Authorized Signature: Dale Dahlke Chief Manager, DJ Dahlke Properties, LLC. Contact information for contact person for the corporation: Barbara J. Weckman Brekke, Attorney; (952) 402-9410; bbrekke@bcrlawyers. com. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, December 28, 2016 and January 4, 11 and 18, 2017.

Belle Plaine ISD #716 (Official Publication) Belle Plaine ISD #716 130 S Willow Street Belle Plaine, MN, 56011 ADVERTISEMENT FOR PROPOSALS The Board of Education, Belle Plaine ISD #716, will receive sealed proposals on the following Group Health and Welfare Benefits: Medical Insurance Plans Until 11:00 A.M. on January 25, 2017, at Belle 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, MN 55447. Proposals should be addressed to Chuck Keller , Belle Plaine ISD #716, and the envelope clearly marked to indicate the contents. No Vendor may withdraw his/her proposal within thirty (30) days after date of opening proposals without the consent of the Board of Education. Belle Plaine ISD #716 reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to waive informalities in bidding of advertisement. Belle Plaine ISD #716 reserves the right to select the proposal which best meets the needs of the Belle Plaine ISD #716 pursuant to M.S. 471.6161. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, January 4, 11 and 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 conditions of the following described mortgage:

DATE OF MORTGAGE: May 10, 2013 MORTGAGOR: Erin C. Longo and Christopher R. Longo, wife and husband. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded May 17, 2013 Scott County Recorder, Document No. A 936218. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association. Dated April 19, 2016 Recorded April 25, 2016, as Document No. A1000263. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100061907000376467 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Summit Mortgage Corporation RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 4854 South Park Court, Savage, MN 55378 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 261280480 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 15, Block 4, Lexington Place COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $225,732.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $218,338.51 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 9, 2016 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 30 - 16-007729 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, December 21 and 28, 2016 and January 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2017.

NOTICE OF CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION LIEN FORECLOSURE SALE WHEREAS, default has been made in the terms and conditions of the Declaration of The Woodview of Prior Homeowners' Association (henceforth the Declaration) dated February 29, 2000 and recorded in the Office of the County Recorder in and for Scott County, Minnesota on August 8, 2000 as Document No. 481034, which said Declaration covers the following described property situated in the County of Scott and State of Minnesota, to-wit: Lot 4, Block 4, Woodview Estates, CIC No. 1077, according to the plat thereof on file and of record in the Office of the Scott County Recorder. Street Address: 17335 Sunray Circle Southwest, Prior Lake, MN Property ID #252300160 WHEREAS, pursuant to said Declaration, there is claimed to be due and owing as of the date of this Notice by Mark A. Legut, as unit owner, to The Woodview of Prior Homeowners' Association the principal amount of Seven Thousand Eight Hundred Fifty-two Dollars and 92/100 ($7,852.92) for condominium assessments, interest and past due attorney fees through December 2016; and no action being now pending at law or otherwise to recover said debt or any part thereof, and; WHEREAS, pursuant to said Declaration, and the statute in such

BELLE PLAINE HERALD, BELLE PLAINE, MINNESOTA 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. 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

PAGE nine 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.

Dated: December 22, 2016 MB Financial Bank, N. A. Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 161 - 16-007747 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, January 4, 11, 18, 25 and February 1 and 8, 2017.

NOTICE OF 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."

NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT LIEN FORECLOSURE SALE Date: December 1, 2016 YOU ARE NOTIFIED THAT: 1. Default has occurred in the terms and conditions of the Declaration of Featherstone Lake Homeowners Association, recorded in the office of the Scott County Recorder as Document No. A428737, as amended and supplemented, and also, pursuant to Minn. Stat. §515B.3-116, covering the following property: Legal Description: Lot 47, Block 5, Featherstone Lake Estates Common Interest Ownership No. 1068 Street Address: 14548 Lockslie Trail, Savage, MN 55378 Tax Parcel No.: 262861040 2. Pursuant to said Declaration, there is claimed to be due and owing as of December 1, 2016 from Kenneth Stever, title holder, to the Association, a Minnesota non-profit corporation, the amount of $4,059.00, for unpaid association assessments, late fees, attorneys’ fees and costs, plus any other such amounts that will accrue after December 1, 2016 including additional assessments and reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs of collection and foreclosure which will be added to the amount claimed due and owing at the time of the sale herein. 3. No action is now pending at law or otherwise to recover said debt or any part thereof. 4. That all preforeclosure requirements have been met. 5. The owner has not been released from the owner’s financial obligation to pay said amount. 6. The Declaration, referenced above, and Minn. Stat. §§515B.3115 and 515B.3-116 provide for a continuing lien against the property. A Notice of Lien evidencing the amount due as of September 19, 2016 was filed in the office of the Scott County Recorder on October 26, 2016, as Document No. A1013314. 7. Pursuant to the power of sale contained in the same Declaration and granted by the owner in taking title to the premises subject to said Declaration and pursuant to Minn. Stat. §515B.3-116, said Lien will be foreclosed by the sale of said property by the Sheriff of Scott County at the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, Law Enforcement Center 301 Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN 55379 on the 17th day of February 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at public auction to the highest bidder, to pay the amount then due for said assessments, together with the costs of foreclosure, including attorneys’ fees as allowed by law. 8. The time allowed by law for redemption by the unit owner, the unit owner’s personal representatives or assigns is six (6) months from the date of sale. 9. The date and time to vacate the property is 11:59 p.m. on August 17, 2017, if the account is not reinstated or the owner does not redeem from the foreclosure sale. REDEMPTION NOTICE THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRE S E N TATIVE 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. 10. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Attorneys for Featherstone Lake Homeowners Association Chestnut Cambronne PA By: /s/ Gretchen S. Schellhas Gretchen S. Schellhas, Esq. (#195595) 17 Washington Avenue North, Suite 300 Minneapolis, MN 55401-2048 (612) 339-7300 (Featherstone Lake – Stever 20141066.006) Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, January 4, 11, 18, 25 and February 1 and 8, 2017.

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Scott West Takes 7th at Rumble on the Red The Scott West Wrestling team made its 10th trip to Fargo, N.D., for the 11th annual Rumble on the Red Wrestling Championships held at the Fargo Dome Thursday and Friday. Over the course of the past decade, no team has enjoyed more success in the Rumble than the Panthers as they have returned with the team championship belt four times with no other team winning it more than once. Scott West entered this year’s Rumble having won the last two team championships and never finishing lower than eighth place in the always big tournament field of teams. “We have had a lot of success at the Rumble and on the mats inside the Fargo Dome,� comments Scott West co-head coach Darren Ripley. “Our program takes a lot of pride in that and being consistently successful is very important to us.� Although they did not retain the Rumble on the Red team championship belt for a third year straight, the Panthers did keep their consistent successful run of 10 straight top eight finishes alive as they placed seventh with 112 points behind five individual place-winners that were in the top eight of their weight class brackets. This year’s team championship belt was won by Shakopee as Minnesota AAA #1-rated Sabers overpowered the tournament field with 248 team points. Willmar finished second with 153.5 points and Waconia was third with 152. “It’s nice that we were able to stay in the top eight,� suggests Ripley. “However, if you look up at the board, hopefully there might be a little bit of a wake up call to some people when you see that a section rival (Waconia) is 40 points up on you at the end of the tournament.� Overall, the tournament was well wrestled by Scott West 138-pounder Parker Huss as he entered the tournament seeded No. 4 and that is where the senior finished as he became a three-time Rumble on the Red place-winner, adding to his previous seventh and fifth place finishes from the previous two tournaments. Huss advanced to the semifinals with a rematch win over Chaska-Chanhassen’s Collin Olevson as he threw the Stormhawk wrestler to his back for the second time this year, and while both throws proved to be match winners, this one went for the pin fall call at 3:41. After losing a 14-6 semifinal match to Centennial’s Jakob Bergeland, Huss came back with a strong performance in an 8-6 win over Grand Island, Nebraska’s Zack Cuta in the consolation semifinals before dropping a 5-2 third place Christmas Tournament rematch to Shakopee’s Sam Webster. Scott West 126-pounder Jackson Stauffacher had plenty of fight in him on the first day of the tournament as he rumbled his way to four wins without too much trouble. The Panther #4 seed recorded a couple of pins, a technical fall and a 9-1 major decision to advance to the day two semifinal round, where he faced Sartell’s Rylee Molitor. Molitor the Scott West standout 11-2. It appeared

that Stauffacher was ready to bounce back from the semifinal loss as he opened up and took a 3-0 lead into the third period over Willmar’s Cael Carlson. However, after a Carlson escape, Stauffacher failed to finish on a promising take down attack and Carlson rallied to a 5-3 overtime win. Stauffacher then had to settle for sixth place as he was pinned in the match for fifth by Cleveland, New Mexico’s Noah Mirabal. At 132 pounds, Scott West sophomore Tyler Shackle put a good performance together as the tournament’s No. 7 seed, which is where he finished as he put some solid wrestling matches together. Shackle used a couple of nice leg attack take downs to advance to the quarterfinals with a 7-0 win over Eagan’s Michael Murphy. After being pinned by Shakopee’s three-time state champion Brent Jones in the quarterfinals, Shackle bounced back with a hard-fought 1-0 place match win over Josh Block of Mankato West. Shackle went on to claim seventh place with another hard-fought 3-2 win over Trinity’s Jack Ridgway. Justin Stauffacher showed off his wrestling ability with a couple of big match wins on his way to an eighth place finish at 120 pounds. His first big win came in the match to reach the quarterfinals as the sophomore derailed Minneota’s Class A #3-rated Brant Buysse 2-0 with a second period reversal proving to be the difference in the match. After a quarterfinal loss, Stauffacher dominated Thief River Falls Class AA’s #5-rated Cade Lundeen 9-0. Panther sophomore Jon Huss secured a couple of one-point wins to help him along his way to also placing eighth in his bracket at 160 pounds. With those two one-point wins already behind him, Huss was facing elimination from placing when he fell behind Osseo’s Adam Lanners 5-0 in the first period. However, Huss battled back in the second period with an escape and then a big fivepoint throw that sent Lanners to his back and gave Huss a 6-5 lead going into the third period. After Lanners escaped to tie the match, Huss worked his way to a scrambling go-behind on the edge of the mat for the 8-6 win. The win advanced Huss to the place match round where he won by injury default over Omaha Skutt’s Billy Higgins. Also competing at the Rumble on the Red Championships for Scott West and their respective individual weight class brackets were Jacob Hill (106), Jacob Strack (113), Jack Fogarty (145), Jace Demmers (152), Dylan Aslakson (182), John Hilgers (195), Calvin Menke (220) and Ben Alexander (HWT). Scott West will host Section 2AA rival Watertown-Mayer Lutheran at Jordan Middle School this Friday night. The Royals defeated the Panthers last year during the regular season before falling to Hutchinson in the Section 2AA Team Championship Final Four, where Scott West went on to claim the section championship

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With ceremonial shovels in hand the Ridegeview/Lutheran Home ground-breaking ceremony on Aug. 11 were, from left, Sara Aulizia, director of construction and real estate management, Ridgeview Medical Center; Basem Hammami, RSP Architects; Matt Burow, Catalyst Construction; Mariann Wiebusch, vice president of operations, The Lutheran Home Association; Julie Herman, Ridgeview Medical Center Board of Directors; Lowell Hoffman, The Lutheran Home Association Board of Directors; Michael Klatt, president and CEO, The Lutheran Home Association; Robert Stevens, president and CEO, Ridgeview Medical Center; Mike Pingalore, mayor of Belle Plaine; Wayne Hubin, Ridgeview Medical Center Board of Directors; and John Prondzinski, vice president, Ridgeview Medical Center. called Belle Plaine her home nearly all her life, became the Belle Plaine Chamber of Commerce’s new executive director. She replaced Kelly Melo, who had resigned earlier in the year. Melo had been the executive director since 2013 when she replaced Donna Woodard. *It was summery but far from downright hot for the 2016 BarB-Q Days celebration in Belle Plaine, making for comfortable conditions from the start of festivities Friday evening through Sunday’s fireworks display. The only blemish in the weather was a thunderstorm that rolled though town late Saturday night into early Sunday morning. That was a major factor to lower than usual sales in the Beer Garden for a Saturday night. The Beef Stand had total sales of $38,226.17 compared to $36,413.95 in 2015. Sandwiches cost $3.50 apiece, the same as in recent years. The Beer Garden, where the cost of most beverages was similar to 2015, had sales totalling $48,180.50, which was down from $56,757.65 in 2015. Carnival ride sales totalled $61,936.00, up from $59,034.50 in 2015. Rachael Eliason was crowned Miss Belle Plaine, succeeding McKenzie Koepp. Also receiving crowns were Makayla Anderson (first princess), Alyssa Neisen (second princess) and Hailey Witt (miss congeniality). Bill Kruschke was the grand marshal of the parade. Kellen Bergs of Belle Plaine was the overall winner of the Bull Run, while Victoria Flores of Le Sueur was the first female finisher. *A young Belle Plaine American Legion baseball team was among the final four teams standing in the district tournament, but its nine-day, sixgame run in the double-elimination tournament at Norwood Young America and Cologne came to an end with a loss to Holy Family Catholic. Belle Plaine was 10-1 during the regular season. Members of the 2016 Belle Plaine Legion team included Jared Miller, Nathan Herman, Wes Sarsland, Brody Curtiss, Chris Dahl, Andrew Hunsader, John Glynn, Aiden Ladd, Carsen Ladd, James Mathiowetz, Jake Mercado, Tyler O’Brien, Alex Ruud and Jonathan Schmitt. *At the request of four property owners, the Belle Plaine City Council unanimously approved the annexation of 43.29 acres in Blakeley Township to the city to help pave the way for a solar energy complex. The site abuts the city limits of Belle Plaine at its western boundary. The property owners are Kimberly Devine-Johnson, Christopher Johnson, Tammy Devine and Michael Carlson. The annexation is proposed to accommodate a 5 megawatt utility scale solar energy system proposed to be built by NextEra Energy. *It was hello bridge, goodbye left-turn lanes. Following a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 27, the Enterprise Drive overpass opened. Afterwards, it took the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/ DOT) just six days to close the left-turn lanes from Highway 169 to County Road 3/Meridian Street. Mn/DOT made removing the left-turn lanes a requirement from the beginning of the bridge planning phase. S.M. Hentges and Sons of Jordan was awarded the overpass project at the low bid of $3,179,966.84, which was over $1.2 million below the city engineer’s construction estimate of $4,387,703.

Belle Plaine Mayor Mike Pingalore cut the ribbon at the new overpass opening ceremony on July 27. Among the others visible in the photo are, from left, Council Member Cary Coop, Pingalore’s wife Tina and son Jake, Commissioner Joe Wagner, Council Member Gary Trost, Commissioner Tom Wolf and City Engineer Joe Duncan.

*Scott County Fair-goers had

everything they could have wanted from what the fair board bills as the “five best days of summer.� The county fair wrapped up with the expectation that attendance was better than in 2015. Mother Nature did her part to keep fair guests happy during the fiveday run (July 27-31). The fair was spared the blazing heat and high humidity it has endured in previous years. County Fair General Manager Norm Pint was confident the vehicle counts from the week would exceed the 25,500 vehicles that parked in the fair’s lot in 2015.

August

*A 29-year-old Oakdale man

riding a motorcycle at a high speed was killed atop the Belle Plaine interchange on Aug. 5 when he hit a car turning across his path. Just before 9 p.m., William Aegerter’s motorcycle was heading east on East Main Street (Highway 25). He hit a car driven by Clifford Boateng, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Aegerter was transported to Fairview Ridges Hospital, where died from injuries sustained in the crash. Boateng, 55, was transported to St. Francis Regional Medical Center with non-lifethreatening injuries. *Belle Plaine mayoral candidate Chris Meyer received 309 votes to 126 for incumbent Mayor Mike Pinglaore in the primary election at City Hall on Aug. 9. Mark Gerdes, who received 19 votes, was eliminated. Meyer and Pingalore would square off in the general election on Nov. 8. Twelve percent of registered voters cast ballots in Belle Plaine, which was well above the state average. Turnouts for primary elections are typically low. A total of 447 people cast ballots in Belle Plaine and there were 21 absentee ballots. *One year after beating Arlington 4-0 and St. Peter 3-2 to clinch a state tournament berth, the Belle Plaine town baseball team beat Arlington 4-2 but lost to St. Peter 4-3 late in the regional tournament to fall a game short of playing for the chance to go to the state tournament in 2016. The Tigers ended the season with a 5-11 record in the River Valley League, 10-22 overall. *Fifteen days after a “ribboncutting� ceremony marking the opening of a second overpass in Belle Plaine, a “ground-breaking� ceremony was held just a little more than a football field length away to mark the start of construction of a nearly $20 million medical clinic, wellness center and senior housing

campus at the northwest corner of the intersection of Highway 169 and County Road 3/Meridian Street. Officials from Ridgeview Medical Center, The Lutheran Home Association and the City of Belle Plaine, some with gold shovels in hand, and others gathered at the site Aug. 11 to ceremonially flip some dirt to commemorate the start of real earth-moving. Excavation and tree removal for what will be one of the biggest building projects in Belle Plaine history got underway Aug. 15. Plans call for a mixed-use development that will include a three-story, 55-unit senior independent living center, a 12,900square-foot medical clinic with future vertical expansion, and a 10,000-square-foot health and wellness center. Ridgeview Medical Center (medical clinic and health and wellness center) and The Lutheran Home Association (senior housing facility) are teaming on the project. *Recent heavy rains had the river on the rise from start to finish at the 41st annual Belle Plaine River Fishin’ Contest Aug. 12-13, and with it came a potent current carrying uprooted threes, branches and other debris downstream. To top it off, it rained the first several hours of the contest, quit for a while and resumed raining in the late-night hours. One fisherman said he was tracking the rise of the river with a stick, and that it was coming up about 1 1/2 inches an hour late Friday and early Saturday. But all the above, which was the talk of the day at Court Square Park (contest headquarters) on sunny Saturday, did not prevent the capture of three flathead catfish in excess of 41 pounds, five in excess of 31 pounds and eight in excess of 22 pounds. The $2,000 grand prize went to Joe Krueger of Pipestone, who reeled in a 42.45-pound flathead sometime between 2-3 a.m. Saturday from a boat “not far� from the Belle Plaine river bridge. *A Belle Plaine man walking along Highway 169 was hit and killed before sunrise on Sunday morning, Aug. 14. Investigators were looking for the driver and vehicle involved in the crash. Derek J. Fath, 29, was killed near the intersection of Highway 169 and Belle Plaine Trail. The crash was reported at 5:15 a.m. The vehicle that hit Fath was in 169’s northbound lanes, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Ashley Hiemstra, Fath’s girlfriend, said he was on his way home from a friend’s house. Fath and Hiemstra had a 1-year-old son, Tucker. Friends and family took to social media to mourn Fath’s tragic death and urge whoever hit him to call po-

lice and admit they hit Fath. *The Belle Plaine City Council unanimously directed the city engineer to prepare the final plans and specifications for the city’s 2017 street and utility improvement project. The project is estimated to cost a little over $1.2 million. The project area is proposed to include West Main Street between Buffalo and Crest streets, and Elk Street between West Main and State streets. *Ron and Heather Fry, owners of the Belle Plaine Dairy Queen for the past 3 1/2 years, purchased the Borough Bowl from Judy Otto and her son, Tom Otto. The eight-lane bowling alley with bar and restaurant was built by the late Ivan Otto and opened in 1976 at 235 South Ash Street. Prior to that the business was located downtown. The Frys also plan to continue operating their Dairy Queen, which is located just a few blocks away from the Borough Bowl. *A former U.S. Army officer of more than a dozen years and current Tracy city administrator was hired to be Belle Plaine’s next city administrator. Mike Votca, who had been the city administrator at Tracy since the summer of 2013, emerged from a pool of 20 candidates to become the top choice. Votca, 39, was interviewed several times by the Belle Plaine Personnel Committee during the city’s lengthy search for the right person, a process that began in the spring. Votca, whose tentative start date was Oct. 13, would begin at step 2 of the city’s salary scale, which is $82,973 a year plus benefits. *The Belle Plaine Gray Tigers Minnesota Senior League (age 35 and over) baseball team lost the state championship game to Carlos 3-2 at Tiger Park. The Gray Tigers had beaten Menahga/Sebeka 3-2 in the semifinals, which were also played at Tiger Park. Belle Plaine appeared to be on its way to winning its second state title in 19 years when a home run by Tim Huber gave the Gray Tigers a 2-0 lead after three innings. The Grays also had a runner thrown out at home during the inning. Carlos tied the game with a pair of runs in the fourth inning and took a 3-2 lead in the sixth with another tally. Belle Plaine had a runner in scoring position in the bottom of the seventh but failed to bring him home, sending Carlos home with the state title.

The 2016 Year in Review Will Conclude in Next Wednesday’s Herald


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Belle Plaine’s Brody Curtiss, who scored 18 points, put up a short-range jumper against Holy Family Catholic last Wednesday Belle Plaine freshman Jaylen Struck-Schmitz drove to the night at Glencoe. basket against Minneapolis South Thursday night at NYA.

H.S. Boys’ Basketball

Girls’ Basketball

Tigers Run Into Tough Holiday Competition by Dan Ruud The Belle Plaine High School girls’ basketball team was no match for a strong field at Thursday’s and Friday’s fourteam holiday tournament at Central High School in Norwood Young America, losing to Minneapolis South 78-34 and New Ulm 86-44. The losses were the Tigers’ seventh and eighth in a row following a 2-1 start to the season. Norwood Young America went on to win the tournament, edging New Ulm 68-66 Thursday night and Minneapolis South by double-digits Friday night. The Tigers, 0-4 in the Minnesota River Conference, 2-9 overall, were scheduled to host Faribault Bethlehem Academy in a nonconference game Tuesday night after this edition of the Herald went to press. They will be host to unbeaten and highly-ranked Norwood Young America 7:30 p.m. this Friday. It will be a short turnaround between games when the Tigers

host St. Peter at noon this Saturday. The Belle Plaine/St. Peter boys’ game will follow. Mpls. South 78, Tigers 34 The Tigers of Minneapolis South jumped out to a 14-2 lead over the Tigers of Belle Plaine and cruised to a 44-point victory Thursday night in Norwood Young America. South led 4920 at halftime. “We came out very lethargic against a 4A school,” said Belle Plaine coach Randy Carlson. “We had trouble with their quickness and their best player (Morgan Hill), who had 26 points. She had 24 early in the second half and we switched Maria Larson to defend her and she did a great job holding her to two points the rest of the way. “Elizabeth Johnson had a very active game tonight and gains more confidence every game,” Carlson continued. “We ask her

Girls’ Basketball (continued on page 4)

Belle Plaine Drops Both Games at Glencoe Tourney The Belle Plaine High School boys’ basketball team lost its second and third games in a row at last Wednesday’s and Thursday’s holiday tournament at Glencoe-Silver Lake High School, falling to Holy Family Catholic 82-69 and St. Croix Preparatory Academy of Stillwater 68-59 The Tigers, 1-1 in the Minnesota River Conference, 5-4 overall, were scheduled to travel to Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial for a nonconference game Tuesday night after this edition of the Herald went to press. Glencoe-Silver Lake, which defeated Holy Family Catholic 77-74 in overtime Thursday night to win its own holiday tournament, will visit Belle Plaine for a nonconference contest 7:30 p.m. this Thursday. The Tigers will wrap up the week with yet another nonconference game at home against St. Peter this Saturday. Tip time is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. That game will be preceded by the Belle Plaine/St. Peter girls’ game scheduled to start at noon. Belle Plaine returns to MRC

play 7:30 p.m. next Tuesday at Mayer Lutheran. Holy Family 82, Tigers 69 The Tigers and Fire exchanged leads through much of the first half before the latter began to pull away before intermission and an eventual 13-point victory last Wednesday night at Glencoe-Silver Lake. Belle Plaine had three players score in double figures – Patrick Bigaouette (19), Brody Curtiss (18) and Noah Hastings (10). Herman had five rebounds and Bigaouette had three assists. St. Croix Prep 68, Tigers 59 St. Croix Preparatory Academy, which lost to eventual tournament champion and host Glencoe-Silver Lake the night before, took third place with a 68-59 win over Belle Plaine Thursday night. Herman had six three-point baskets and finished with 23 points. Curtiss added 17 and Hastings nine. Bigaouette and Hunsader had eight and two points, respectively. Matt Nelson led Belle Plaine in rebounds (8) and assists (4).

Boys’ Basketball (continued on page 4)

Belle Plaine’s Nathan Herman had five points and six rebounds against Holy Family Catholic last Wednesday night at Glencoe.

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Belle Plaine Police Report

The week of Dec. 26-Jan. 1, a vehicle near the intersection Belle Plaine police responded of East Main and Walnut streets to the following selected calls: at 10:25 a.m. because the vehicle’s license plate tabs were expired. The driver, a 25-yearMonday, Dec. 26 old Green Isle man, did not pull Police found at 2:26 a.m. a over for five miles. He told the very inebriated man walking officer he had the music playbehind a business on the 900 ing so loud he could not hear block of East Main Street. He the police car’s siren. He was was given a ride home and left cited for failing to yield to an in the care of a family member. emergency vehicle. A man on the 900 block of After police received a report South Walnut Street reported of men drinking on the sideat 8:25 a.m. the theft of a laser walk outside the library, two light from his yard and several Belle Plaine men, ages 21 and items from his unlocked truck. 22, on the 100 block of West Police are investigating. Main Street were cited for alPolice assisted sheriff’s depu- cohol consumption on the sideties at 1:33 p.m. with a road walk. rage incident on Highway 169. A person on the 200 block of The man’s vehicle was pulled East Forest Street reported at over and deputies cited him for 5:50 p.m. an assault. Police are disorderly conduct. investigating. Police responded at 5:18 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29 to a fatality crash at the intersection of Highway 21 and A person on the 200 block of West Forest Street called for County Road 8. medical help at 3:33 p.m. A Police responded at 9:29 to a man was transported to an area property-damage crash on the hospital. 1100 block of West State Street. A Norwood Young America Performing a welfare check man, 24, hit several parked at a house on the 200 block of vehicles. After scrutiny of the East Forest Street at 6:56 p.m., incident, police determined the police found a man sleeping man was inebriated. He was ar- outside the house. They transrested for second-degree DWI, ported him to an area business test refusal, obstruction of the until a ride arrived. legal process, and possession A person on the 900 block of of a small amount of marijuana Ivy Hills Road called for medical help at 8:11 p.m. A girl was and drug paraphernalia. transported to an area hospital. Tuesday, Dec. 27 A person on the 500 block of A person on the 200 block of Scott Circle called for medical South Meridian Street reported help at 10:18 a.m. A woman at 8:37 p.m. damage to propwas transported to an area hos- erty. A car’s rear window was shattered at an unknown time. pital. There was nothing left in the Police assisted a woman on the area that might have smashed 400 block of West Main Street the window. Police are unsure at 11:45 p.m. remove a bat from if the incident is a crime or an her house. accident. Wednesday, Dec. 28 A person on the 200 block A person on the 300 block of of West State Street called for South Walnut Street called for medical help at 9:43 p.m. A medical help at 12:48 a.m. A woman was transported to an man was transported to an area area hospital. hospital. Police stopped a vehicle at A person on the 300 block of 10:47 p.m. near the intersection South Elm Street reported a of Highway 169 and Meridian domestic dispute at 2:12 a.m. Street for speeding – 80 in a 65 After examination of the facts mph zone. A St. Paul woman of the case, police determined was cited for speeding and posalcohol was involved. A Belle session of a small amount of Plaine woman, 55, was arrested marijuana and drug parapherfor two counts of domestic as- nalia. sault and interference with a A vehicle was stopped at 11:51 911 call. p.m. near the intersection of A man who had parked his car East Prairie and South Walnut along the side of Highway 25 streets for an inoperable tailnear the bridge over the river light. The driver was also cited reported at 10:16 a.m. some- for driving after license revocaone had hit his car while he was tion. hiking in the area. Friday, Dec. 30 A person on the 700 block of A person on the 100 block of East Main Street reported at South Linden Street called for 10:24 a.m. a possible case of medical help at 9:31 a.m. A fraud. Police are investigating. woman was transported to an Police attempted to a pull over area hospital.

Selly and, more importantly, in our community. It is our privilege to present the 2016 firefighter of the year award to Rob Selly.” Selly said it would be fitting to have the Herald’s 2016 firefighter of the year photo of him taken in the driver’s seat of the department’s Engine No. 24, a seat he spent a lot of time in driving to numerous calls. The pumper truck arrived shortly after Selly became a member of the BPFD as a pump operator.

Belle Plaine Firefighters of the Year

1980 – Marv Hartman

(continued from page 1) 1981 – Marv Hartman 1982 – John Buszmann 1983 – Marv Hartman 1984 – John Buszmann 1985 – Marv Hartman 1986 – Marv Hartman 1987 – Mike Herrmann 1988 – John Stier 1989 – George Herrmann 1990 – Vern Nyblom and Manley Stier 1991 – Mike Herrmann 1992 – Dan Herrmann and Mark Laabs 1993 – Chris Weldon 1994 – Terry Gregory 1995 – Gary Lockrem 1996 – Jack Schuneman 1997 – Marv Hartman 1998 – Matt Hartman

A woman on the 300 block of South Meridian Street reported at 2:45 p.m. someone tried unsuccessfully to break into the garage. She found the storm door removed from its hinges but no sign of forced entry on the inner door. Saturday, Dec. 31 A person on the 100 block of Chatfield Circle called for medical help at 12:55 a.m. A woman was transported to an area hospital. A property-damage crash on the 300 block of East Enterprise Drive was reported at 1:31 p.m. An officer assisted with photos and the insurance information exchange. A man from Shoreview was stopped for speeding at 10:08 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 169 and South Meridian Street. He was also cited for driving with an expired driver’s license. An Apple Valley man, 30, stopped for an inoperable headlight at 11:22 p.m. near the intersection of East Main Street and Old Highway 169 Boulevard was cited for driving with a suspended license. Sunday, Jan. 1 A person on the 600 block of Butler Drive called for medical help at 1:16 a.m. A woman was transported to an area hospital. A vehicle driven by a Belle Plaine boy, 17, was stopped at 1:44 a.m. near the intersection of South Elm and East Orchard streets for an equipment violation. The driver was also cited for a curfew violation.

Fire Calls

The week of Dec. 26-Jan. 1, Belle Plaine firefighters responded to the following selected calls: Tuesday, Dec. 27 Firefighters responded at at 10:38 a.m. to a call for medical help from a person on the 500 block of Scott Circle. A person suffered a knee injury and was transported to an area hospital. At 4:08 p.m., firefighters responded to a report of a gas leak on the 200 block of West State Street. The smell came from a garage where gas was stored. They ventilated the garage area. Friday, Dec. 30 Firefighters were dispatched at 11:59 p.m. to a report of a grass fire near the intersection of Highway 169 and Delaware Avenue in St. Lawrence Township. No fire was found.

Scott County Administrator Earns High Marks From Board Results from Scott County Administrator Gary Shelton’s performance review shows he has earned high praise from commissioners during the past year. Yesterday (Jan. 3), the board approved the findings of Shelton’s annual performance review. It included a 2.3 percent increase in compensation, raising his salary to $163,778. He also receives a $4,200 annual car allowance. Shelton’s performance was reviewed during a closed-door meeting Dec. 20. He was evaluated for his work involving fiscal sustainability, economic development, intergovernmental relations, and maintaining a productive work culture. The generalized findings stated, “that Mr. Shelton is doing a good job as county administrator in a complex public-sector organization.” The board wants Shelton to “continue in his chief executive officer role in the direction we have been headed,” according to the board’s findings. The results of Shelton’s annual performance review were included in the meeting’s consent agenda and approved without public discussion or comment. Shelton was credited for his leadership and helping the county earn an AAA bond rating. “The county’s fiscal condition is very sound and both the board and the administrator recognize and are pleased with this condition. Under Mr. Shelton’s leadership Scott County has emerged as a leader in practices for budget forecasting and modeling and other organizations watch what we are doing and seek to adopt our practices,” the board determined. Commissioners determined that under Shelton’s leadership, and through the county’s work with SCALE, economic development efforts are paying off. Commissioners noted the county has made great strides in this

Gary Shelton area through multiple collaborative efforts. They were pleased with the First Stop Shop, Economic Gardening, and initiatives with Greater MSP and also include policy enhancements to enable proper development of these areas. “Under Mr. Shelton, Scott County has developed a fiber asset, programs to encourage and support business growth, and taken steps to continue mobility and access improvement through innovative use of transportation dollars,” according to the board.

Positive Relationships

Shelton was also lauded for his work representing the county in its relationships with other counties, cities, townships, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Dakota Community and townships. The county strives to maintain positive, respectful, and productive working relationships with all organizations, people, and board members noted entities with which it conducts business. Commissioners said Shelton recognizes the value of partnerships and the need to work together toward shared outcomes.

New Housing

(continued from page 1) 2016 President. “We expect to stone Family Homes. see continued growth into 2017 949 Ivy Hills Road, GBI as homebuilders continue to Homes. build safe, durable homes in 940 Cobblestone Lane, communities families love.” Loomis Homes. “While the growth we’ve seen 1101 Farmers Lane, Loomis in 2016 is promising, we also Homes. know that we are still below what’s considered normal lev- 905 Ashford Road, Loomis els for residential construction,” Homes. said BATC Executive Director, 929 Ashford Road, Loomis David Siegel. “Our efforts at Homes. the capitol in 2017 will feature 1318 Quail Court, Loomis incentives for first-time home- Homes. buyers and regulatory reform 613 Farmers Place, Loomis that will help Minnesotans af- Homes. ford a secure future.” 914 Prestwick Drive, Loomis For 2016 as a whole, Lakeville Homes. took the top spot in the Twin 964 Ivy Hills Road, Loomis 1999 – Kevin Soller Cities with 401 permits pulled. Homes. 2000 – Todd Otto Blaine was next with 309 per2001 – Chris Weldon mits, followed by Plymouth 902 Prestwick Drive, Loomis 2002 – Randy Koepp with (286), Woodbury (270) Homes. 917 Ashford Road, Loomis and Otsego (214). 2003 – Dave Otto Homes. 2004 – Tony Johnson 2016 Single-Family 549 Elk Street South, Mat2005 – All Oct. 19 Firefighters Home Permits Issued thews Roofing & Remodeling. 2006 – Travis Otto 541 Elk Street South, Matin Belle Plaine thews Roofing & Remodeling. 2007 – Chris Meyer 905 Riverview Lane, Capstone 601 Elk Street South, Mat2008 – Tim Murphy Homes. 2009 – Tony Olson thews Roofing & Remodeling. 2010 – Paul Ludden 909 Riverview Lane, Capstone 533 Elk Street South, Mat2011 – Kevin Soller Homes. thews Roofing & Remodeling. 2012 – Steve Otto 804 Riverview Lane, Capstone 933 Riverview Lane, Property 2013 – Ron Benck Homes. Owner. 2014 – Travis Otto 953 Plateau Lane, Capstone 521 Farmers Place, Property 2015 – Ryan Herrmann Homes. Owner. 2016 – Rob Selly 1016 Provence Lane, Field- 325 Willow Street South, Property Owner. 949 Farmers Ridge Trail, Riviera Homes. 1009 Sunrise Lane, Schmidt Building & Development. 1180 Farmers Lane, Schmidt Building & Development. 1176 Farmers Lane, Schmidt Building & Development. 805 Prairie Oak Drive, Schmidt Building & Development. 1149 Schoolhouse Drive, Schmidt Building & Development. 1117 Schoolhouse Drive, Schmidt Building & Development. 708 Church Street East, Schrom Construction. 712 Church Street East, Schrom Construction. 716 Church Street East, Schrom Construction. 720 Church Street East, Schrom Construction. 724 Church Street East, Schrom Construction. MOA’s rotunda while people on several levels overlooking 728 Church Street East, the stage stop and enjoy the students’ talents before resuming Schrom Construction. their shopping. 980 Mallard Lane, Shaughnessy Construction.

Before Taking the Stage at MOA Belle Plaine Junior-Senior High School choir students posed for a group photo before taking the stage in the rotunda at Mall of America Thursday (Dec. 22). For several years, Belle Plaine choir students have performed holiday selections in

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“We continue to have success in unique collaborations like equipment sharing, joint prosecution, a shared law enforcement information system, fiber networking, and absentee voting. Over time and with the increasing turnover due to retirements, the makeup of many collaborative committees and groups is changing,” commissioners said in their findings. The board pointed to a need in 2017 to focus on developing relationships among and between staff and elected officials, merging existing and new perspectives on matters important to us all. The board directed Shelton to make this a priority among his 2017 efforts. Shelton was also lauded for fostering a positive work environment to serve citizens. “In the 2016 Citizen Survey, Scott County ranked among the very best for ratings on staff knowledge, courtesy, and professionalism,” the board reported. As for goals in 2017, the board encouraged Shelton to work with two incoming commissioners – Barbara Brekke of Jackson Township and Dave Beer of Prior Lake – to gain a solid understanding of “their perspectives and priorities.” His goals for 2017 also include highlighting and summarizing information about the multi-faceted economic development efforts that have occurred and are being worked on developing relationships and strengthening partnerships with new staff in area agencies and organizations. Commissioners also asked Shelton to engage board members priority-based budgeting philosophy and practices, maintaining organizational efficiency efforts with the goal of keeping taxes low, and support an employer of choice workplace environment for the delivery of exceptional public services.

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

Senior Dining Seniors 60 years and older are invited to join us for Lunch at 11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. For dining reservations please call 952-873-6311 three days prior between the 9 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. weekdays. A contribution of $3.75 is requested for each meal. Meals are served at 11:30 a.m. Cardinal Ridge Apartments CAP Agency Senior Dining

Wednesday, January 4 Chicken Parmesan, Garlic Mashed Potatoes w/Marg., Green Beans, French Bread/ Marg., Chocolate Chip Cookie Thursday, January 5 Lemon Pepper Tilapia OR: Lemon Herb Chicken Breast, Tartar Sauce, Steamed Rice/ Marg., Mixed Vegetables, Tapioca Pudding Friday, January 6 Chicken & Wild Rice Casserole, Normandy Blend Vegetables, White Roll w/Marg., Tropical Fruit, Toffee Chip Cookie Monday, January 9 Colby Cheese Omelet, Turkey Sausage Links, Breafast Potatoes, Muffin w/Marg., Chilled Peaches, Juice Cup Tuesday, January 10 Beef Chili w/Beans, Mashed Butternut Squash, Corn Bread w/Marg., Apple Sauce, Iced Pumpkin Bar RCD No Icing Wednesday, January 11 Chicken Stir Fry, Jeweled Rice, Vegetable Mini Egg Roll w/Plum Sauce, Mandarin Oranges, Sugar Cookie

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