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City Council Okays Plans for Cricket Fields Near Oak Crest Indoor Firing Ranges to be a Permitted Use in City

Irish Eyes Were Smilin’ Saturday Saturday (March 18), Belle Plaine celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in grand style. The day’s festivities began with Mass at Our Lady of the Prairie Catholic Church, followed by a parade of Irish Clans from the church to downtown. The Knights of Columbus led the parade. (Above) The Sullivan sisters – Jeanette Gloege (standing), Joan Hartmann (center) and Theresa “Tilly” Sullivan were the parade’s grand marshals. (Below) A representative of the Fogarty family proudly displayed the family’s winning entry in the unique Celtic Cross contest. They won $100. The day’s festivities included performances by the Metropolitan Pipe Band in downtown establishments. Mild weather allowed plenty of merriment. North Meridian Street was blocked off to vehicle traffic.

Payton is Family’s ‘Miracle’ Baby

by Dan Ruud Two weeks after okaying the annexation of 10 acres from Belle Plaine Township for the project, the Belle Plaine City Council Monday night unanimously approved the site plan, preliminary plat and comprehensive plan amendment for a privately-funded cricket field complex east of Oak Crest Elementary School. Project engineer Paul Otto and Sabyasachi Sengupta of Chaska, the latter of whom recently purchased the 10-acre site from Ewald and Adella Gruetzmacher, addressed the council during the public hearing. They explained that plans for the complex call for two regulation-size cricket fields and a youth field. Also included will be parking and viewing areas. Future plans call for a 5,000-square-foot clubhouse and a dome over the youth field. “There is a lot of money going into this,” Otto said. Construction of the complex, which will be called Tatiana Fields, is proposed to begin this year. Sengupta said the complex will be named after his late wife, who died of cancer in October of 2015. She was 40 yards old. Sengupta said he plans to bring in cricket players/teams from the metro area, Canada and elsewhere to play in games and tournaments at the complex. He also wants to work with the school district and community education, etc. to make the complex accessible to local youth. The youth field will be multi-purpose in that soccer and lacrosse will be played on it as well, while field one will be used almost entirely for cricket.

Sabyasachi Sengupta attended Monday night’s city council meeting. Field two will be multi-purpose but not as much so as the youth field. Wayne Schmidt, who owns property adjacent to where the complex will be built, told the council that he’s supportive of the project but would like to make sure that proper fencing is installed. Cricket is a bat and ball game played on a circular field between two teams of eleven players who score runs (points) by running between posts called wickets. Each of the wickets is at one end of a rectangle of flattened grass called the pitch. Sengupta said cricket is the second-most popular sport in the “world” behind soccer, and is one of the fastest-growing sports in the U.S. According to Topend Sports, Field hockey is No. 3 and tennis is No. 4 worldwide. The site plan for Tatiana Fields is published on page 9. In other business Monday night, the council unanimously approved an amendment to the city ordinance that will allow for indoor firing ranges in the city. Staff reported that in December members of the city’s planning and zoning commission began discussing indoor firing ranges following an inquiry to

one of its members. “At this time, indoor firing ranges are not specifically provided for within city code, as they are deemed prohibited,” reported Community Development Director Cynthia Smith Strack. She added that the planning and zoning commission reviewed zoning standards in communities with indoor firing ranges, including Chanhassen, Burnsville and Robbinsdale, along with sample code language from the cities of Jordan and St. Joseph. Smith Strack said the Belle Plaine Planning and Zoning Commission found that indoor firing ranges “under a conditional use permit in business and industrial zones may be appropriate and provide for economic opportunity that is currently disallowed.” Council Member Cary Coop asked Police Chief Tom Stolee about his thoughts on allowing indoor firing ranges in the city. Stolee said he has no concerns with the new ordinance and its conditions. Smith Strack said the city has not been contacted by anyone interested in building an indoor firing range in Belle Plaine at this time, but rather the planning and zoning commissioners just felt that it’s best the city have an ordinance in place if and when a proposal is made. No one spoke at the public hearing that preceded the council’s vote. *Unanimously approved an ordinance that will require a license for commercial tree contractors to do business within Belle Plaine’s city limits. The public works committee had recommended approval of the

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Annual Breakfast to Support B.P. Child, Family There was a time when Matt Smith’s confidence was tested as he fought to maintain hope his daughter, Payton, would survive the first few weeks and months of her fragile life. He relied on his wife, Sarah, and the little girl’s fighting spirit, her smile, to bolster his faith in the future. Sunday (March 26, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.) is another step in the future for Payton Smith and her family of Belle Plaine. They are the guests of honor at the 10th Annual Roman Barten Memorial Breakfast at the Knights of Columbus Hall in New Prague. The pancake breakfast is a community service project held each year in the memory of Roman Barten, a strong advocate of giving back to the community. The breakfast is a free-will offering with all proceeds going to benefit the Smith family. Sarah and Matt Smith met in Burnsville when they were in high school. They were married in 2006. They have a son and daughter, 6-year-old Austin and his sister, Taylor, 9. In 2015, the couple learned they were expecting a third child. But doctors detected something wrong with Sarah’s baby during the 20-week ultrasound. After several tests, they determined the baby was afflicted with Dandy-Walker Malformation, a condition in which part of the child’s brain did not develop. In addition, the cerebellum – the portion of the

brain that controls functions including balance and other muscular activity – was displaced. Doctors told Sarah and Matt their child’s quality of life would at best be minimal. Her life might be short-lived. They discussed, for only a moment, terminating the pregnancy. Sarah rejected the idea, choosing unconditional love for her unborn child over any anguish she might endure should

doctors’ worst fears come to pass. The doctors were not certain Payton would be able to survive long after birth. “I had to hold her,” Sarah said. “Even if she lived only an hour, I had to hold her.” Sarah refused to accept the notion of planning her daugh-

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Michael Kroells had his hand raised several times at this past weekend’s NCAA Championships in St. Louis (photo courtesy of Gophers wrestling).

Kroells is Three-Time All-American

Payton Smith, being held by her mother, Sarah, and the rest of the Belle Plaine family will be the guests of honor at Sunday’s (March 26, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.) Barten Memorial Breakfast at the Knights of Columbus Hall in New Prague. Born Dec. 10, 2015, Payton suffers from Dandy-Walker Malformation. Sarah and Matt Smith also have a 6-year-old son, Austin, and a 9-year-old daughter, Taylor.

Belle Plaine High School graduate Michael Kroells capped his Minnesota Gophers wrestling career by earning his third All-American status at this past weekend’s NCAA Championships in St. Louis, Mo., where Kroells placed seventh in the heavyweight division. Kroells finished his Gophers career in dominate fashion, taking down Denzel Dejournette (Appalachian State) fewer than 20 seconds into their bout and building from there, ultimately scoring bonus points for Minnesota by earning a 17-2 tech fall. The match was a dramatic departure from Kroells’ doubleovertime win over Dejournette

in the second round of the tournament on Thursday evening. “The heavyweight tradition Kroells kept here for the University of Minnesota as a threetime All-American is incredible,” said Gophers head coach Brandon Eggum. “He’s a great kid and a great leader. It was awesome to see him tech fall his last opponent and end his career like that.” Kroells’ All-American performance, his third straight, continues a strong history of podium finishes from Minnesota’s biggest wrestlers. The Gophers have now had an All-American at heavyweight 20 times in the

past 25 years. Kroells, the son of Larry Kroells and Laura Cunningham, and Lori Kroells, graduated from BPHS in 2012. In high school, he was a combined 97-0 for Scott West his last two years, winning state individual titles in 2011 and 2012, the latter year of which he was named Mr. Minnesota Wrestling. Kroells is the second Scott West wrestler to become a three-time All-American. Pat McNamara did it at Michigan State from 1998-2001.


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(continued from page 1) new ordinance. In part, the or- ed cost of the project, which will include front building wall dinance states: “It shall be unlawful for any repair and other improvements, individual, partnership or cor- is $1,495.89. The loan, which poration to conduct as a busi- is for $750, will be forgiven if ness the cutting, trimming, McLellan remains in business pruning, removal, spraying or on the property for at least one otherwise treating of trees in year following the disbursement the city without having first of funds or transfers ownership secured a license from the city of the business to another ento conduct such a business. Li- tity that maintains the business censes issued under this section in the improved building for at shall expire on Dec. 31 of each least one year. year.” *City Administrator Michael No one spoke at the public Votka said he attended a U.S. hearing that preceded the coun- Highway 169 Corridor Coalition meeting on March 9. cil’s vote. *Unanimously approved an Among the topics discussed ordinance pertaining to site that directly impact Belle Plaine plan reviews. Staff reported was the Land to Air Express in that new multiple family, com- Mankato, which has received mercial and industrial struc- a grant from the Minnesota tures require submission of site Department of Transportation and associated plans for review (Mn/DOT) to conduct a piby the planning and zoning lot project that will transport commission and council, which people from Mankato to Mincan “easily add 60 days” to the neapolis/St. Paul International Airport, with stops along the development review process. way. One of the planned stops, The commission recommend- which could be implemented ed, and the council concurs, this May, is at McDonald’s in that an administrative site plan Belle Plaine. review take place as a means of streamlining the review pro- Also at the meeting, Votka recess. Developments requiring ported that an overview of the platting, conditional or interim Highway 169 overlay project use permit issuance, rezoning was given by Diane Langenor variance approval will still bach, area engineer for Mn/ be reviewed by the council and DOT. She stated that Highway 169 between Jordan and Highcommission. 19 in Henderson will occur *Unanimously authorized way in 2018. She added that there staff to seek bids for the city’s will be a couple of crossover 2017 seal coat project. City lanes constructed this summer Administrator Michael Votka near Belle Plaine for the project reported that $90,000 has been but should have little impact on allocated for the project. traffic. *Unanimously approved a The next regular meeting of request by Michele McLellan the Belle Plaine City Council is for a Restoration, Opportunity, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. April 3 Sustainability and Enterprise in the City Hall building at 218 (ROSE) program loan for Sa- North Meridian Street downlon 129 at 129 North Meridian town. Street downtown. The estimat-

Shakopee School District Faces $4.5 Million Budget Gaff A $4.5 million budget error discovered late last year has Shakopee School District residents calling for answers and improved transparency from district leaders. Mike Burlager, the Shakopee School District’s retiring finance director, has accepted responsibility for the shortfall, the Shakopee Valley News recently reported. He attributed the $4.5 million budget error to flawed cost assumptions and new software the board approved. Burlager raised the specter of a budget shortfall at a meeting in December of 2016, but critics calling for greater

transparency are asking why the amount of the shortfall was not released then. Superintendent Rod Thompson said the district has waited until now to assure it was releasing the most accurate numbers available. Residents were also critical of Thompson because he sent out information on the shortfall to district staff via e-mail before fully informing the public. A listening meeting was scheduled for earlier this week (Monday, March 20). The Shakopee School Board will discuss the shortfall again at an April 10 meeting.

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Band’s Spring Break Trip a Chance to Grow, Have Fun Belle Plaine High School Band Director Kevin Robinson is confident the musicians in the Belle Plaine High School band will know when it’s time to perform and when they have time for fun during next week’s spring break trip to Florida. The band is heading to Orlando to perform at Disney World. They’ll leave Friday (March 24) and begin the 1,550-mile trip before arriving in the sunshine state Saturday. The group has at least one performance in downtown Disney World scheduled for Sunday (March 26). Robinson is hoping he can arrange an impromptu concert while before heading home. The band will perform a farewell concert tomorrow evening

Sibley County Business Expo April 20 Sibley County Community Development is hosting the annual Live and Work in Sibley County Business Expo at the Arlington Community Center April 20 (Thursday), 4 to 8 p.m. The event is an opportunity for businesses to show off their services to the broader community. There will be booths for businesses, hiring booths and food booths. For more information, contact Amy Newsome, Sibley County’s Community Development liaison, by e-mail at amyn@co.sibley.mn.us or by telephone, (507) 237-4117.

Green Isle City Council Wants Heavier Trucks to Go Elsewhere Green Isle has had its share of challenges taking care of roads through the city. That’s why Mayor Joe Kreger needed little effort convincing the city council to support opposition to a proposal allowing heavier trucks on Minnesota roads. State law currently allows some classification of trucks to weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Kreger told the council at its March 14 meeting he’d learned of a proposal state lawmakers are considering that would allow that weight to increase to 90,000. The city’s concern is that the heavier trucks will accelerate the deterioration of roadways, especially city streets. Proponents of the heavier weight limits claim the increase limits will lead to fewer trucks on alreadyclogged roadways. “The cars are getting smaller and the trucks are getting bigger,” said Councilor Shawn Harms. Kreger asked the council to support a motion of opposition to the proposal. He passed the council’s opposition on to Green Isle’s state lawmakers,

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Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen, R- the community school board’s Glencoe, and Sen. Scott New- plans for catching up so it can man, R-Hutchinson. be shared with the city council and citizens. “Our goals are to be transMeeting With parent with ourselves and the community,” Kreger said at the GICS Reps. Claiming the amount Green March 14 meeting. Isle Community School is in Kreger said Monday (March arrears on lease payments and 20) the meeting had not yet bond payments is not as bad been scheduled. as previously reported, Kreger planned to set up a private In other action at the March meeting with representatives of 14 meeting, the Green Isle the school board to determine City Council: • Paid bills totaling an actual amount. At its Feb. 28 meeting, the $32,434.21. council learned Green Isle • Announced Kirby Kroells Community School missed had accepted the public works about $6,000 in lease pay- position. He’ll be paid $12.50 ments to the city last year. The per hour with no benefits and school’s lease payments on the a performance review in 30 city-owned school building are days. approximately $115,000 annu- • Approved a contract with ally ($9,700 per month), said Sibley County for assistance Lelia Leonhardt, a representa- with economic development tive of Abdo, Eick & Meyer, the assistance. • Heard a report on delinquent city’s financial representative. Kreger said the amount the payments from developers who city’s financial advisors provid- own vacant lots. City Attorney ed Feb. 28 city council meet- Ross Arneson said they proming was inaccurate. He wants ised to pay the city the $11,700 to know the actual amount and payments upon receipt of an invoice.

(March 23, 7 p.m.) in the District Center’s Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature the band’s Disney selections. Robinson recalls his visit to Disney World as a band student at Simley High School a dozen years ago. He’s confident it will provide a positive learning opportunity along with some fun. “I love that ‘wow’ feeling of being at Disney World,” he said. The BPHS band is staying in Cocoa Beach and traveling to Orlando. Belle Plaine is one of 42 other high schools performing at Disney World next week. Hearing other bands play is a learning opportunity Robinson wants his musicians to enjoy. “It’s a performance-based theme park. They’re very much performance-based. That’s what they do,” he said. “This is a great opportunity for the kids.”

downtown Disney World Sunday at 6:30 p.m. With up to 25 minutes allotted, the band will play selections from Disney productions, including a medley from “Beauty & the Beast.” The band will also play the two pieces it played at the Section 2A Large Group Band Festival -- “Into the Clouds!” by Richard Saucedo and “Mazama” by Jay Chattaway – earlier this month at Le Sueur-Henderson High School. The BPHS band will also perform some of the pieces it played at the homecoming coronation last fall. The trip costs students $1,400 apiece. Fund-raisers over the past year helped reduce the cost per-student. The band had been rehearsing the Disney production pieces for much of the last several weeks. But it set the pieces aside to focus on the two selections planned for the sectional Sunday Performance event before resetting its focus The Belle Plaine band will on the pieces scheduled for the perform on the waterfront in Florida trip.

“We’ve been really busy,” Robinson said. “There’s been no down time.” With 35 of 44 members of the current band expected back next year, Robinson wants students to learn from the experience. At Disney World, the band will likely play in front of a larger audience than it has this year. It will also be playing outdoors in an open setting. “I think it will be good for our kids to be playing outside of our community,” he said. “This will be something totally different for them.” The young musicians will also have the opportunity to enjoy many of the area’s tourist attractions. The band’s itinerary includes visits to Cocoa Beach, Epcot Theme Park at Disney World, Sea World and the Magic Kingdom. The group will start their trip home Wednesday (March 29) and arrive back in Belle Plaine Thursday evening.

Cologne Won’t Endorse Carver County’s Taxes-for-Roads Plan

Mayor Matt Lein admitted he and his fellow members of the Cologne City Council want the best of both sides of the preverbal coin regarding Carver County’s proposed tax plan for road improvements. Monday evening (March 20), councilors approved sending a letter to the county that declines to endorse the request for support of new taxes. The city council unanimously supported sending a letter signed by the mayor absent of support for Carver County’s request Cologne endorse a ½-percent local option sales tax and additional $10 money on the wheelage tax and $20 excise tax money on the sale of vehicles. County commissioners asked cities and townships to consider endorsing the proposal as a means to fund several unfunded but much-needed improvements to portions of state roads like Highway 41, Highway 5 and Highway 212. The non-endorsement is somewhat of an about-face for the city council. Two weeks ago, councilors were warm to the idea as a means of funding local road projects and preparing the community for growth. “We fear that this could be the wrong message we are sending to the state, and put us in a position in the long run of having to not only take care of our own local transportation needs, but also the state as well,” Lein wrote. Cologne offered empathy to county commissioners while being critical of the state. The city council noted in the letter its doubt the state will ever step up and take care of these responsibilities and that if the city does not do something at the local level, nothing will ever be addressed.

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But the letter stops short of saying Cologne opposes the proposed ½-percent local option sales tax, the additional wheelage tax and the local excise tax money. Lein personally supported the ½-percent local option sales tax, noting the revenue would stay in the county. He believes the final decision rests with the county board. “Our citizens think we tax them too much,” Lein said after the meeting. We just don’t want to impose another tax. We want our roads, we just don’t want another tax.” But while being unwilling to support the proposed tax hike for road projects, Cologne did express its desire that should the county board enact any or all of the three revenue-generating options, it wanted the expansion of Highway 212 from two lanes to four lanes east of Cologne to Carver moved to the top of the list. Cologne also wants Highway 284 – Cologne’s primary north-sound state roadway -- added to the list of improvement projects. The mayor concedes the odds of adding Highway 284 to the list of unfunded projects or the expansion of Highway 212 east of the city to Carver are less likely without the city’s support. He fears the additional revenue the new taxes generate would go to projects on highways 41 or 5 in Chaska or Waconia while Highway 212 is critical to Cologne’s expansion. Carver County’s plan is based on what it says is a $128 million funding shortfall in needed road projects over the next 24 years. The road projects are primarily in the eastern and southern half of Carver County and include expansion of Highway 212 from Carver to Cologne

and from Cologne to Norwood Young America. Carver County commissioners are planning a 9 a.m. work session Tuesday, March 28. Depending on board direction, the county could then hold a public hearing on Tuesday, April 18, 4 p.m. The earliest potential adoption of the proposed taxes is Tuesday, May 2. In other action at the March 20 meeting, the Cologne City Council: • Paid bills totaling $60,799.99. • Granted a request from Fire Chief Chuck Joos for repairing flooring ($4,018.68), cleaning air ducts ($1,104) and installing window blinds ($2,725) at Lewis Hall. • Approved the purchase of a replacement return activated sludge pump for the wastewater treatment plant for $4,785 from Integrated Process Solutions of Fosston, Minn. • Approved hauler’s licenses for Suburban Waste Services of Savage, Randy’s Sanitation of Delano and Waste Management of Winsted, Minn. as haulers approved to do business in the city. • Approved a proposal from Holasek & Son Greenhouse of Lester Prairie, Minn. to replace existing shrubbery in front of Cologne Community Center at a cost of $1,459.21. The new shrubbery will be installed once the city conforms the watering system is properly functioning. • Once again discussed implementation of a plan to have the city council go paperless through the purchase of Chromebooks and implementation of new software designed to make preparing an agenda more efficient.


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Richard, Stephanie Mayerle and her husband, Neal; greatgrandchildren, Eric Schauer, Mya Stender, Abigail Stender, Taylor Pelzel, Jordan Pelzel, Wyatt Pelzel, Cass Mayerle, Wes Mayerle, Whitney Cebulla, Kelsey Cebulla, Owen Anderson, Camdyn Anderson; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Hilma is preceded in death by her parents, August and Martha Stoeckmann,- step-mother, Emma; husband, Gilbert Flynn; brother, Walter Stoeckmann and his wife, Gladys; sisters, Bernice Pehling and Ruth Johnson. Urn Bearers were Hilma’s grandchildren, Jennifer Cebulla, Jeffrey Stender, Jaclyn Stender, Julia Stender, Brian Anderson, Matthew Anderson, Melissa Pelzel and Stephanie Mayerle.

Hilma (Stoeckmann) Flynn Hilma Helene (Stoeckmann) Flynn, 95, of Hamburg, Minnesota, passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Marie Steiner Kelting Hospice House in Chaska. Memorial services were held on Saturday, March 18 at 11 a.m. at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg with interment at a later date at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Pastor Donald Andrix ofďŹ ciated. Arrangements by the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel of Glencoe. Hilma Helene (Stoeckmann) Flynn was born March 25, 1921, near Hamburg. She was the daughter of August and Martha (Eggers) Stoeckmann. Hilma was baptized as an infant on April 3, 1921, and later was conďŹ rmed in her faith as a youth on April 14, 1935, both by Rev. H. Boumann at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg. Her conďŹ rmation verse was Psalm 37:37. Hilma attended Emanuel Lutheran Church parochial school in Hamburg through the 8th grade and then graduated from Glencoe High School in Glencoe with the Class of 1939. On July 10, 1941, Hilma was united in marriage to Gilbert E. Flynn. Hilma and Gilbert made their home in Hamburg. Their marriage was blessed with six children, Terrence, Laurel, Maureen, Thomas, Kimberly and Michele. Hilma and Gilbert shared over 30 years of marriage, until Gilbert passed away on July 13, 1971. Hilma farmed with Gilbert until he entered the service during World War II. During that time frame, Hilma worked at Munsingwear and Greyhound until the war ended. After the war, they continued to farm near Hamburg. Hilma also worked at Tonka Toys and the Young America Corporation. She was a member at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg. Hilma enjoyed reading, doing puzzles, owers and watching the birds. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family and friends. Hilma is survived by her children, Terrence Flynn of Hamburg, Laurel Anderson and her husband, Craig, of Cook, Maureen Arnst and her husband, Steve, of Chaska, Thomas Flynn of Hamburg, Kimberly Stender of Waconia, Michele Flynn and her partner, Sanda Oslin, of Sturgeon Lake; grandchildren, Jennifer Cebulla and her husband, Dan, Jeffrey Stender, Jaclyn Stender, Julia Stender, Brian Anderson and his wife, Emily, Matthew Anderson and his ďŹ ancĂŠe, Jessica Scott and her son, Hunter, Melissa Pelzel and her husband,

Rosella E. Krautkremer Riesgraf Rosella E. Krautkremer Riesgraf, 95, of Belle Plaine, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at The Lutheran Home in Belle Plaine. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, March 18 at 11 a.m. at St. Wenceslaus Church with Father Kevin Clinton ofďŹ ciating. Visitation was Friday from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday from 7:30–10:30 a.m. at Bruzek Funeral Home. Burial occured at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery followed by lunch at the Legion Clubroom. Rosella was born January 22, 1922, in Helena Township, Le Sueur County, to Nick and Christina (Lambrecht) Krautkremer. She attended school at St. Benedict and was raised in the St. Benedict area. She married Severin Riesgraf at St. Benedict on May 14, 1946, and the couple farmed outside of Union Hill until the mid-1980’s. After moving to New Prague, Rosella worked at Clemmer’s Restaurant, the Park Ballroom, Knights of Columbus Hall, and Cedar Lake Farm. She was past president of the American Legion Post 45, and belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary, CCW, Quilting Sewing Club, Ramo Cards, Catholic Aid Association and Mission Sewing Group for years. She enjoyed traveling, playing cards, gardening, canning, quilting, sewing and crocheting. Rosella is survived by her husband, Severin of Belle Plaine; children, Carol Jean (Roger) Bauer of Union Hill, Rosie (Wes) Blacketer of Osage City, KS, Charlene (Don) Skluzacek of New Prague, Donald (Brenda) Riesgraf of Cross Junction, VA, Sharon Riesgraf of Le Sueur; sisters-in-law, Glady Krautkremer Busch and Julia Krautkremer; 15 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers and wives, Andrew (Lynette) Krautkremer, Victor Krautkremer, Alvin (Mary Ann) Krautkremer, Omer (Rose) Krautkremer; sisters and husbands, Mathilda (Nick) Mayerhofer, Philomena (Ray) Geis, Viola (Thomas) Lucas, Geraldine (Robert) Dohmen. In lieu of owers, memorials preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Nicole Oestreich Nicole Oestreich, 34, of Belle Plaine, passed away on March 15, 2017 at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park. Visitation was 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Kolden Funeral Home in Belle Plaine and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday morning. Memorial Service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22 at Immanuel United Methodist Church in Jordan. Pastor Larry Kasten will ofďŹ ciate. Nicole was born in Waconia on July 8, 1982 to Michael Oestreich and Patricia Niskanen. She grew up in Jordan and graduated from Jordan High School. She has worked for My Pillow in Shakopee for several years. Nicole is survived by her daughter, Mikaila; siblings, Wendi, Jordan and Sean Diehl; grandfather, Gene Oestreich; aunt, Debra (Kelly) Kessler; uncle, Tom (Valerie) Oestreich; niece and nephews, Mark, Miah, Elijah and Arkham; and many cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents, Michael Oestreich and Trish Diehl.

Anne Herrmann Anne Herrmann, 85, of Belle Plaine, passed away on March 21, 2017 at The Lutheran Home in Belle Plaine. Memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 24 at Our Lady of the Prairie Catholic Church in Belle Plaine. Fr. Brian Lynch will ofďŹ ciate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass at church. Interment will be in Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery in Belle Plaine. Anne was born in Belle Plaine on July 27, 1931 to Anton and Anna (Commerford) Wagner. She grew up in Belle Plaine and graduated from Belle Plaine High School. She married Earl Johnson in 1952 and he passed away a short time later. On August 11, 1956 she married Louis Herrmann at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Belle Plaine. They raised their

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family in Belle Plaine and she later worked for Lakeside Industries. Anne is survived by her children, Deborah Herrmann of Eagan, Diane Woestehoff of Belle Plaine, David (Sheila) Herrmann of Belle Plaine, Donna (Perry) Oestreich of Belle Plaine; ďŹ ve grandchildren, Jennifer (Ben) Halbert, Michelle (Dave) Trost, Eric (Jessica) Woestehoff, Anthony (Catherine) Herrmann and Patrick Oestreich; ďŹ ve greatgrandchildren, Brycen, Brady and Brandt Halbert, Parker and Landon Trost; sisters-in-law, Liz Herrmann, Stella Steen and Betty Kosse; many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; siblings, Frances Jorgenson, Thomas Wagner, Germain Wagner, Margaret Goehl, Joe Wagner, Mike Wagner and Jerry Wagner; and son-in-law, Dave Woestehoff.

St. John Lutheran Church 148 S. Chestnut Street Belle Plaine, MN 56011 Pastor Mark Johnson Pastor Sarah Timian sjlc@frontiernet.net 952-873-6492 Wednesday, March 22 4:30 Youth Choir 5:30 Soup & Sandwich 6:30 Worship Service 7:30 Worship Choir 7:30 With Ease & Grace Thursday, March 23 6:30 Financial Peace Saturday, March 25 7:00 a.m. Weight Watchers 7 a.m. Fitness w/Bryn 6 p.m. Worship Sunday, March 26 8 & 10:30 a.m. Worship 9:15 Sunday School/Family Event 1:00 New Member Orientation Monday, March 27 8:00 Men’s Bible Study 6:30 Boy Scouts Tuesday, March 28 1:00 Quilting Wednesday, March 29 No Youth Choir 5:30 Soup & Sandwich 6:30 Worship Service 7:30 Worship Choir 7:30 With Ease & Grace

Paul J. “Shadow� Barlage Paul Joseph “Shadow� Barlage, 60 of Belle Plaine, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017 at his home in Belle Plaine. A visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, March 27 at the Kolden Funeral Home in

Belle Plaine. A private family service will be held at a later date. Paul was born in New Prague on April 2, 1956 to Joseph and Alice (Boeckmann) Barlage. After High School, he served his Country in the U.S. Air Force. Paul worked at the Belle Plaine Block & Tile for 5 years, Heartland America in Chaska for 9 years and Wendt Labs in Belle Plaine for 2 years. Paul is survived by his daughter, Mandy (Travis) Legg of Henderson; grandchildren, Dylan Oestreich, Waylon Wolf, and Hope Hunter; siblings, Gerry (Bob) Lattimore of Eden Prairie, Mary (Bryan) Johnson of Belle Plaine and Kathy Voss of Belle Plaine; many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Alice Barlage; sister, Susan Zellmann; brother-in-law, Leon Zellmann; brother, George Barlage; and brother-in law, Joseph Voss. Memorials are preferred.

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First Presbyterian Church 219 W. Main Street, Belle Plaine 952-873-2966 www.fpcbelleplaine.org fpcbelleplaine@frontiernet.net Pastor Diane Goulson 952.807.3292 Cell WELCOME LEARN SERVE Inspirational Message Line 952-583-3302 Sunday, March 26th Fourth Sunday in Lent 4:00 pm Sunday School 5:00 pm Worship Service 6:00 pm Food & Fellowship There will be no Wednesday Lenten services St. Joseph Catholic Church 213 South 6th Street Henderson, MN 56044 507-248-3550 Saturdays: 5 p.m. Mass Sundays: 8 a.m. Mass & St. John-Assumption Parish 26523 200th Street Belle Plaine, MN 56011 Father Sam 507-248-3550 Sundays: 10 a.m. Mass St. Paul’s United Church of Christ 111 S. 6th Street, Henderson Pastor-Deb Meyer 507-248-3594 (Office) Sundays 9:30 Worship time

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Zion Lutheran Church & School 14745 County Road 153 Cologne, MN 55322 952-466-3379 e-mail: leahjanzenzion@gmail.com Pastor: Eric Zacharias Wednesday, 22nd 3:30 & 7:00 PM | Lenten Service Meal Following Service 5:30 PM | Confirmation Friday, 24th 8:10 AM | Chapel Sunday, 26th 9:30 AM | Service w/communion Tuesday, 28th Parent/Teacher Conferences After School Wednesday, 29th 3:30 & 7:00 PM | Lenten Service Meal Following Service 5:30 PM | Confirmation Our Lady of The Prairie Catholic Church - Belle Plaine Fr. Brian Lynch 952-873-6564 Wednesday, March 22, 2017 8:00 am Rosary 8:30 am Mass 9am–11 pm Eucharistic Adoration Thursday, March 23, 2017 7-10 pm Eucharistic Adoration Friday, March 24, 2017 8:00 am Rosary / 8:30 am Mass 9:00 am Stations of the Cross 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm Fish Bake 6:30 pm Stations of the Cross Saturday, March 25, 2017 4:15 pm Mass Sunday, March 26, 2017 8 am, 10 am & 6 pm Mass Monday, March 27, 2017 11:00 am Mass Tuesday, March 28, 2017 8:00 am Rosary / 8:30 am Mass 9am–11 pm Eucharistic Adoration Wednesday, March 29, 2017 8:00 am Rosary 8:30 am Mass 9am–11 pm Eucharistic Adoration River Rock Church Sunday Worship Service, Children’s Church & Nursery at Chatfield Elem. School, 330 S. Market St. / PO Box 184 Belle Plaine, MN 56011 riverrockchurch.com (952) 873-5453 email: staff@riverrockchurch.com Lead Pastor Rev. Chris Teien Associate Pastor Dan Jetto (*Please call for small groups locations) *330 S. Market St. **124 W. Main St. Wednesday, Mar 22 6:30pm Kids Adventure Club* 6:30pm Jr. High Youth Group* 7:00pm Sr High Youth Group** Thursday, Mar 23 7:00pm Women’s Bible Study Saturday, Mar 25 8:00am Prayer Meeting** 10am Beatitudes Bible study @ Jordan Sunday, Mar 26 9:40am Coffee, Food and Fellowship Time 10am Worship Service* Wednesday, Mar 29 No Evening Programs – Spring Break

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Dear Editor, Bill Would Pave the Way for More & Larger Factory Farms In rural Minnesota, we know farmers are facing record low prices and our communities are suffering because of that. Legislators should be working to ďŹ gure out how to help family farmers get through these tough times. Instead, I see bills designed to help the biggest corporate-backed operations get bigger and take away the rights of neighbors. In Minnesota, factory farms over 1,000 animal units have to do environmental review before they are built. Senate File 1016 by Sen. Weber and House File 1456 by Rep. Swedzinski proposes to DOUBLE this to 2,000 animal units! One thousand animal units is the very largest sized feedlots in Minnesota and is equal to 3,333 hogs, 714 dairy cows, 1,000 steer or 200,000 chickens. One thousand units is so large that last year only nine proposed factory farms had to do environmental review before being built. Environmental review is extremely important because it evaluates the potential harm, before a project is built to see if it can be minimized. It also means neighbors get to know what is being proposed and get a chance to comment on it before permits are issued and construction begins. If you are going to store millions of gallons of raw liquid manure in one place you should be required to do it right. That means doing an environmental review. If this bills passes, the factory farms that are 900 animal units now can double in size without doing environmental review. Senate File 1016 by Sen. Weber and House File 1456 by Rep. Swedzinski are about helping the very largest factory farms, at the expense of rural communities. That’s wrong! Let your legislators know today that they should oppose this bill to keep family farms and rural Minnesota strong. Brad Trom Blooming Prairie, MN

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Dear Editor, There have been a lot of headlines already this year. The closing down of Ringling Brothers Circus was really important to me. I confess that I attended the circus only once. I enjoyed it but never found a way to return. Ringling Brothers is closing because it could no longer survive the lawsits, picketing, and general harassment of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), HSUS (Humane Society of the United States), and their local committees and action arms. I will miss the circus but I am concerned about what PETA will ban next. Cage free eggs are already in motion. Bacon is high on their list. Hamburger is offensive to their view of the world. I am personally threatened by their hatred of wool socks. I shear sheep for owners of small ocks (5 to 10 sheep). PETA says harvesting wool is cruel and painful to the sheep. People and sheep have a 10,000 year relationship. The prophet Isaiah understood sheep shearing. Sheep and people need each other. Wool socks are good for your feet and give sheep a meaning for their life. I need the money shearing a few sheep generates. I ask you to be careful with your charitable donatons. Those late night puppy commercials by PETA and HSUS provide funds used to attack rural life as we know it. Do not underestimate their power. Ask Ringling Brothers Circus. Larry Kiewel Belle Plaine, MN

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approved three solar gardens, one in Helena Township and two in Sand Creek Township. Two more remain in the approval process, one in New Market Township and the SunShare/Scott Sun proposal in on land owned by Bonita and John Kane in Blakeley Township. Scott Sun will lease the land from Kane and return it to its condition before the solar garden was installed at the end of the lease. Concerns have been raised regarding the impact the SunShare proposal may have on a neighboring farmer’s tile line. Davis said staff has yet to sign off on any of the concerns raised about the proposed solar garden in Blakeley.

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Giving in to the complaints of residents who feel they are too great a blemish amidst a rural landscape, Scott County commissioners recently put a cap on the size of future solar gardens. The county board capped the capacity of solar garden at 1 megawatt, a limitation that will keep them at 10 acres or less. But that move does not impact the proposed SunShare/Scott Sun Solar Garden proposed for 40 acres along County Road 1 in Blakeley Township. SunShare’s 5 megawatt solar garden was submitted in late-2015 and is grandfathered into the new regulations, said Brad Davis, Scott County’s planning manager. The town board previously backed the plan, with several conditions. Those conditions included screening from the road and addressing tile lines from a neighboring property. Davis said people feel the large solar gardens are too exposed. He said neighbors and area residents have complained about the appearance, despite screening requirements approved by township ofďŹ cials. Critics have also complained the solar gardens take valuable farmland out of production. The amendment to the zoning code also limits the distance between solar gardens to no less than two miles, a provision intended to maintain the area’s rural appearance. Scott County has previously

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1987 Miss Shamrock and Grand Marshal Pictured above is Lisa Witt moments after being crowned Miss Shamrock at the 1987 St. Patrick’s celebration in Belle Plaine. Pictured below is Grand Marshal John Morrison speaking to the crowd after the parade.

all, $18,415 was raised in Scott County for the American Cancer Society. Jeff Johnson and Matt Lenz were selected as Belle Plaine’s representatives on the 1986-87 all-conference basketball team. Johnson averaged 12 points and 6.5 rebounds per game, while Lenz averaged 12 points and 7.5 rebounds. Teammate Scott

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Belle Plaine had an exclusive women’s store – handling ready-to-wear, lingerie and silks. It was operated by Mrs. Nate Weitzman. Walter Edward Doheny, 80, who had come from Pennsylvania to Sibley County in 1887, died in St. Paul. Burial was at Green Isle. Dr. M.W. Lyons, who had been in medical practice here a half year, moved to Watkins. In the drive for support of the local Boy Scouts, a total of $260 was collected. The marriage of Miss Helen Marie Lynch, a native of Assumption, to Dr. Asher C. Biddle took place in Seattle, Wash. The couple established their home in Billings, Mont. Running for ofďŹ ce was popular that spring. Three sought the ofďŹ ce of mayor of Belle Plaine and seven for the two vacancies on the council. Thomas Lochen Sr., Union Hill pioneer settler, died at age 90. A native of Germany, he lived in the Union Hill community for 60 years. Two cars of a freight train jumped the track as the train was leaving the Blakeley station, tipped over and rolled down an embankment. Five cows and a few hogs were found dead under the wreckage. The bad spot in the road just south of the Le Sueur County line continued to be a barrier to bus service. Cars had a bad time getting through. Mrs. James Sinclair, daughter

of Mr. and Mrs. D. Sullivan of St. Thomas, died at her home in Albany at the age of 66. A St. Paul commission merchant named Olschlagel was charged with receiving butter stolen from creameries in Jordan, Lydia and several in Carver County. He didn’t pay cash for the butter but traded it for bootleg liquor, some of which was peddled back into the counties in which the butter was stolen.

120 Years Ago (1897)

As bad as the roads were the last week of March, James Taylor managed to drive from St. Paul to Belle Plaine in his horse and buggy. Joe Krenzkempee came from St. Paul and opened a bakery in the building formerly called Weibeler’s bowling alley, the ďŹ rst regular bakery to open here. The high water in the river valley was an occasion of wonder to all the countryside. Considerably over a mile wide, the water reached from the lower foothills on one side to the bluffs on the other side. The ood was considered the highest since the record year of 1881. Belle Plaine added an additional ferryboat to its eet on the river, a boat 20 feet long and 4 1/2 feet wide, which was built by James Mangan. It cost $3,000 to run the borough that year, plus $3,000 expended in taking up bridge bonds.

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home of his son, Lawrence, in St. Paul. Announcement was made of the marriage of Mrs. Rosalie Carnal of West Union and Herbert Anderson of Hillsboro, N.D. The wedding took place at West Union Lutheran Church. The Tom Nowak family moved into their new home on West Main Street that week. Belle Plaine’s 70-piece band participated in the District 13 Band Festival and received an “Aâ€? rating. It was a big day at the Frank Johnson Implement for the showing of the all-new Allis Chambers line of farm machinery. Considering the number of rival attractions such as a farm auction, there was a good turnout. Shirley Ann Mickus, 14, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Mickus of New Prague, was the winner of the Scott County spelling bee. Marlene Rebers, 13, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Rebers of Belle Plaine, was named alternate. Fred Heiland, manager of the Belle Plaine Farmers Creamery, announced the creamery would give free butter to anyone interested in baking cookies for the State Butter Cookie contest sponsored by the Minnesota Creamery Operators Association in connection with the American Dairy Association. Mrs. Henry O’Connell, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Doherty, pioneer settlers of the St. Thomas community, died at the age of 82. Of the 11 students that represented Belle Plaine in the district declam contest, Lavonne Hagerman advanced to the regional meet in the Pantomime division. Terry Moriarty, Paul Tillquist and Mike Fogarty were alternates. Carol Stier also received a superior rating. At the 1957 annual meeting of the Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative, one of the highlights was the election of directors. Roy Chard of St. Lawrence, W.H. Zimmerman of Excelsior and John P. Halloran of Belle Plaine were reelected. Eileen Wolff, daughter of William Wolff of Janesville, became the bride of Edward A. Burns, son of Mrs. T.J. Burns of St. Thomas. Belle Plaine would be missing the services of speedster outďŹ elder Peter Johnson that summer. The Belle Plaine athlete, who had three years of professional baseball experience, signed with Albert Lea of the Southern Minny League. The city published its ďŹ nancial statement that revealed total expenditures in the general fund for the year at $30,111. The largest sum was $3,564 to Police Chief Luther Logeson for salary, use of car and vacation pay. Street Commissioner Ronald Meierbachtol received an annual salary of $2,720, and his helper, C.M. Leuwer, received $2,127. The total extra help for police was $750.

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Union Hill by: Edna Weiers St. John’s Catholic Church St. Scholastica Church Father Dave and Deacon Bob Saturday Mass at 8:15 p.m. at St. John Servers: Joseph & Trenton Huebl Sunday Mass at 8 a.m. at St. Scholastica Servers: Lydia Schmitz and Mathew Schoenecker Sunday Mass, 10 a.m. at St. John Servers: Alex & Katelyn Brezina, Teagan Lambrecht and Abby Knutson Wednesday Mass 5 p.m. at St. John – Confessions follow Stations of the Cross at 6:30 p.m. at St. John We extend our condolences to Buddy Riesgraf and his chil-

dren and families in the death of wife and mother Rosella Riesgraf. Her funeral was held on Saturday at St. Wenceslaus church in New Prague. Humor Corner: A Norwegian drove his new Cadillac into the agency asking for the service department. “You have a new car, why do you need service?” he was asked. “Vell,” said the Norwegian, “ay been used to a stick shift and this car has letters PRNDL on the steering veel.”That’s the automatic transmission, said the dealer. “Vell, I first put er in L for low, den I see a guy trying to pass so I put er in D for “Dig in,” boy I really got going. All of a sudden a kid in a hot rod started to go round me, so I put er in R for Racing! Where is your service department?”

Belle Plaine B.P. Woman, Man Face Drug Charges Police Talk A couple residing on the 100 criminal complaint says they from removing anything from it block of South Meridian Street went to the apartment because until a search warrant arrived. Area Boy Off face felony drug charges for Hanson had failed to contact During the search, police possession of methamphet- the county’s child protection found various drug paraphernaLedge Over amine and lesser charges for department, which was moni- lia, including a one-hitter pipe. possession of drug parapherna- toring her. They also found a bag containHwy. 169 lia. While the officer was speak- ing just less than one gram of

Allyson Lynn-Webb Hanson A distraught Shakopee boy and Jeremy Radzevicius are was apparently contemplating both charged with felony fifthsuicide by jumping off the Belle degree drug possession and Plaine interchange into oncom- possession of drug paraphernaing traffic on Highway 169 be- lia, a petty misdemeanor. They low late Sunday night (March are due in Scott County District 19). for a first appearance on the Police were called to the East charges April 24. Main Street bridge over the highway just after 11 p.m. They According to the criminal found the boy, 17, on the ledge complaint, a Belle Plaine poover the highway, said Police lice officer and Scott County Chief Tom Stolee. Police closed child protection worker went to off both east and westbound their apartment March 9. The lanes of East Main Street and north- and southbound lanes of Highway 169. An officer talked the boy off the ledge and into custody. Stolee said it took the officers about 10 minutes to convince the boy to let police help him. Stolee was uncertain what triggered the boy A Belle Plaine woman was reto consider taking his own life. cently sentenced to three years The boy was transported to an of probation for possession of grand weather. The Hibernians area hospital. drugs she sold to a man. sponsored the band Broken Alexandra Katherine Brooks Spoke in the Corner Bar. pleaded guilty to the felony Noah and Tammy Retka wel- Southern Valley charge March 14 in Scott Councomed their second daughter, Support Groups ty District Court. Judge Caroline Amelia Grace, March 3. Millie Lennon sentenced her to three arrived two weeks early, much Southern Valley Alliance for years of probation. She must to the delight of older sister Battered Women offers ongoundergo a chemical assessment Eleanor, and grandparents ing support groups for victims and follow all recommendaAlice and Luke Retka. Alice of domestic abuse living in tions from it. She is prohibited has been spending time with Scott and Carver counties. from controlled substance use Eleanor while little Millie is Weekly meetings are held in and subject to random testing. getting acquainted with Mom each county at convenient locaShe must also perform 80 hours and Dad. tions with free childcare. of community service. Congratulations to John and For more information, call According to the criminal Martha May who are final- 952-873-4214. complaint, Brooks, 22, sold her ly Grandpa and Grandma! Murphy Alexander May was born February 9, 2017 to Joe and Libby May in Bremer, Mary Murphy-Stier Washington. Now they have a grand-one of their very own. mms5180@aol.com Brittney Burns Konschah and 612.598.7771 her lads Alex and Max were all home and attended Mass with us. Tricia Ruud Thinking Spring. Have a good triciamruud@realtor.com one, folks.

methamphetamine, according to the criminal complaint. A second bag containing 1.54 grams of meth was found in another room in the apartment, the complaint states. Hanson’s record included a 2015 conviction for felony-level fifth-degree drug possession. Radzevicius’s court records indicate a variety of convictions for non-felony level offenses that include theft and DWI in 2015 and theft charges in 2014 and 2011.

ing with Hanson at the door, he noticed the aroma of marijuana emanating from inside the apartment. Radzevicius, who the complaint says was known to be Hanson’s boyfriend, was in the apartment at the time. The police officer asked to search the apartment. Hanson refused the request and told the officer to get a search warrant. He complied with the request. The officers secured the apartment, preventing the couple

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St. Thomas by: Loni Graham 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. Mass was officiated by Father James Burns and assisted by Marvin Halloran in St. Thomas to about 60 this Sunday. Sam Burns lead us in song. T.C. read the liturgy. Gary and Shirley Rutt took up the gifts, Kevin Halloran and Jim Oak the collection. St. Patricks day was celebrated on Friday and Saturday. Some of the St. Thomas partiers went to the Roadhaus in Henderson Friday night to hear and dance to the Irish band IV Play. A huge crowd enjoyed the music. After a very good radio interview on Thursday, the Sullivan sisters proudly led the parade in Belle Plaine. The town was crawling with green and many St. Thomas folks enjoyed the

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30-milligram prescription Adderall pills she purchased to a man at a Belle Plaine pharmacy June 15, 2016. The criminal complaint said she paid the $22 co-pay for the pills and agreed to sell them to him for $80. A pharmacy employee notified police of the sale in the parking lot of the store. Video surveillance captured the transaction. Police were able to “positively identify the female in the video surveillance” as Brooks from prior contacts, the complaint states. Police interviewed Brooks at her house, the complaint

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drinking on public streets. A domestic dispute on the 300 block of East Enterprise Drive was reported at 12:56 a.m. A woman from Hamburg, Minn., 29, was jailed for domestic assault. A Shakopee woman, 22, was found sleeping in her vehicle near the intersection of West Main and North Willow streets. The vehicle was running. She was cited for possession of a small amount of marijuana and arrested for fourth-degree DWI. A business owner reported at 1:13 p.m. finding what he thought might be drugs on the curb alongside of his property. Police destroyed the items.

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The week of March 13-19, Belle Friday, March 17 stopped at 2:27 a.m. near the interPlaine police responded to the fol- A person on the 200 block of West section of Main and Walnut streets lowing selected calls: State Street called for medical help for a stop sign violation. He was at 8:10 a.m. Medics determined a also cited for possession of a small person had passed away during the amount of marijuana and drug paraMonday, March 13 phernalia and arrested for fourthTwo vehicles parked on the 900 night. degree DWI. block of Scott Lane received snow- A person in need of medical attention stopped at the police station A property-damage crash on the bird citations at 12:03 a.m. 100 block of North Aspen Lane was A woman on the 100 block of West on East Main Street at 10:16 a.m. reported at 10 a.m. A man was transported to an area Main Street was arrested for disorPolice cited a Belle Plaine man, 37, derly conduct at 2:17 p.m. after she hospital. called Scott County dispatch to re- A man in need of medical attention on the 100 block of South Meridian port a traffic complaint. The woman stopped at the police station on East Street at 9:15 p.m. for possession of used indecent language and crude Main Street at 2:48 p.m. A man was marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was jailed on an outstanding arname-calling throughout the phone transported to an area hospital. call. An officer was assisting another rest warrant. agency with a family check at a Police cited two 28-year-old men A vehicle was stopped at 3:18 house on the 300 block of North – one from Belle Plaine, the other p.m. on the 1000 block of East Enterprise Drive for an equipment Chestnut Street at 3:12 p.m. The from Jordan – near the intersection violation. The driver, a 29-year-old officer smelled marijuana in the of Main and Meridian streets at Montgomery, Minn. man was cited house. The occupants allowed a 10:30 p.m. after watching them get for driving after license revocation. search. Drugs and paraphernalia into a vehicle with open bottles. At 5:39 p.m., police stopped a ve- were located. A Belle Plaine man, Property damage at an establishhicle for equipment violations. The 35, was cited for possession of both ment near the intersection of Main and Meridian streets was reported driver, a 38-year-old Elysian, Minn. marijuana and paraphernalia. man was cited for driving with a A person at a business on the 1000 at 11:29 p.m. cancelled license. The woman who block of East Enterprise Drive re- At 11:57 p.m., a woman and two owned the car was warned for al- ported the theft of liquor at 5:16 men on the 900 block of South Wallowing an illegal driver to be driv- p.m. A Shakopee man, 41, was cited nut Street were cited for underage for the offense and issued a no-tres- consumption. ing. passing warning. Sunday, March 19 Tuesday, March 14 A vehicle was stopped near the inA vehicle was stopped near the A patrol officer attempted to pull tersection of East Main and North intersection of Main and Walnut a vehicle over for a speeding violation at 10:47 p.m. on the 200 block Chestnut streets at 11:53 p.m. for streets at 12:09 a.m. The driver was of East Orchard Street. When the driving without headlights. The warned for speeding and a stop sign driver pulled over, the occupants driver, a Jordan boy, 17, was cited violation. His passenger, a Shakofor possession of a small amount of pee woman, 22, was cited for posran away. Police are investigating. marijuana and curfew violations. session of marijuana and drug paraThursday, March 16 phernalia. Saturday, March 18 A person on the 600 block of West Police observed a Shakopee man, A Belle Plaine man, 23, was Main Street called for medical help 53, leaving an establishment near stopped at 12:27 a.m. near the interFull Time Position at 8:13 a.m. A man was transported section of Hickory Boulevard and the intersection of Main and Meridto an area hospital. East Enterprise Drive for failing to ian streets at 12:21 a.m. with a drink A person on the 600 pay blocktop of East “We wagesâ€? signal a lane change. He was arrest- in hand. He was asked several times South Street called for medical help ed on an outstanding Scott County to return to the bar to finish his drink. at 3:01 p.m. A Belle Plaine man, 21, arrest warrant. He tried to finish it on the sidewalk was jailed for domestic assault. A St. Louis Park man, 30, was until the officer finally cited him for QualiďŹ cation/requirements to have:

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Legal Notices STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF SCOTT FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT DISTRICT COURT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 70-PR-17-4567 NOTICE and order for hearing on petition for descent of property Estate of Lucille M. Scully, 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 4/6/17, at 9:00 am., by this Court at 200 Fourth Avenue W., Shakopee, Minnesota. 1. Notice shall be given to all interested persons (Minn. Stat. 524.1401) and persons who have filed a demand for notice pursuant to Minnesota Statutes section 524.3204. 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: 3/9/17 By the COurt Diane M. Hanson Judge of District Court By: Phil Bird Deputy Court Administrator Attorney for Petitioner Douglas M. Nesvig Nesvig Law Office 230 Fourth Street PO Box 187 Gaylord, MN, 55334 Attorney License No: 0078499 Telephone: (507) 237-5201 Fax: (507) 237-5250 Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 15 and 22, 2017.

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF SCOTT FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT DISTRICT COURT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 70-PR-17-4568 NOTICE and order for hearing on petition for descent of property Estate of Earl J. Meyer, 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 4/6/17, at 9:00 am., by this Court at 200 Fourth Avenue W., Shakopee, Minnesota. 1. Notice shall be given to all interested persons (Minn. Stat. 524.1401) and persons who have filed a demand for notice pursuant to Minnesota Statutes section 524.3204. 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: 3/9/17 By the COurt Diane M. Hanson Judge of District Court By: Phil Bird

Deputy Court Administrator Attorney for Petitioner Douglas M. Nesvig Nesvig Law Office 230 Fourth Street PO Box 187 Gaylord, MN, 55334 Attorney License No: 0078499 Telephone: (507) 237-5201 Fax: (507) 237-5250 Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 15 and 22, 2017.

office of the minnesota Secretary of State Assumed Name amendment to assumed name Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333 Filed January 15, 2009 31687980002 1. List the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: CurbSide Landscape & Irrigation, Inc. 2. Principal Place of Business. 12469 Zinran Ave. Savage, MN 55378 3. List a Mailing address if you cannot receive mail at the principal place of business address: 12469 Zinran Ave. Savage, MN 55378 4. List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name, OR if an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address: CurbSide Lawn Care & Irrigation, Inc. 12469 Zinran Ave. Savage, MN 55378 5. This certificate is an amendment of Certificate of Assumed Name File Number: 2482397-2 Originally filed on: 8/27/2007 Under the name: CurbSide Landscape & Irrigation 6. I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information ini this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath. Dated March 1, 2017 By: Forrest A. King By: Jill Henson, Paralegal (952) 896-3296 Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 15 and 22, 2017.

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF SCOTT FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT DISTRICT COURT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 70-PR-17-1466 NOTICE OF INFORMAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS (INTESTATE) Estate of Theresa Lynn Lehto, Decedent Notice is given that an application for informal appointment of personal representative has been filed with the Registrar. No will has been presented for probate. The application has been granted. Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed David Michael Knight, whose address is 915 Apgar St. S., Shakopee, MN, 55379 as personal representative of the Estate of the Decedent. Any heir or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representa-

COUNTY HIGHWAY PROJECT Bids Close April 4, 2017 Jordan, Minnesota Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received at the Office of the County Engineer of Scott County, 600 Country Trail East, Jordan, Minnesota 55352, until 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 for construction of the following: Scott County 2017 Pavement Rehabilitation Program CP 01-07, CP 08-20, CP 11-01, CP 17-43, CP 62-01, and CP 68-05 Aggregate Shouldering, Grading, Bituminous Pavement Reclamation, Milling Bituminous Pavement, Plant-Mixed Asphalt Pavement, Permanent Pavement Markings and Bituminous Pavement Patching The Major Items of work are: 223,611 LF 85,345 TN 34,605 TN 210,810 SY 19,050 SY 152,150 SY

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The Contract will be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder. Proposals, plans and specifications may be examined at the office of the County Highway Engineer at 600 Country Trail East, Jordan, MN 55352. SEE THE STATE WEBSITE (https://eadvert.dot.state.mn.us) FOR ALL OF OUR PROJECT LETTINGS. SIGN UP WITH ConneX ON THE COUNTY EGRAM WEBSITE (https://egram.co.scott.mn.us) TO DOWNLOAD PROPOSAL AND PLANS AT NO CHARGE. Bids must be sealed, identified on the envelope and accompanied by a Bidder’s Bond or Certified Check in an amount equal to at least 5% of the total bid, made payable to the Treasurer of Scott County. The County Board of Commissioners reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to waive any irregularities thereof. Dated March 3, 2017 Scott County Auditor/Treasurer Tony Winiecki, P.E. Courthouse Scott County Engineer 200 - 4th Avenue West Highway Shakopee, MN 55379 600 Country Trail East Jordan, MN 55352 Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 8, 15 and 22, 2017.

tive. 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 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 Minnesota Statutes section 524.3801) all creditors having claims against the Estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: 1/23/17 By: Vicky L. Carlson Registrar By: Phil Bird Deputy Court Administrator Attorney for Personal Representative Susan L. Anderson DeWitt Mackall Crounse and Moore 901 Marquette Ave., Ste. 1400 Minneapolis, MN, 55402 Attorney License No: 0248071 Telephone: (612) 305-1436 FAX: (612) 305-1414 Email: sla@dewittmcm.com Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 15 and 22, 2017.

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF SCOTT DISTRICT COURT FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT NOTICE of AND ORDER for HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL probate of will and APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Court File No. 70-PR-17-4954 In Re: Estate of Muriel E. Forrey, Decedent It is Ordered and Notice is given that on April 18, 2017, at 9:00 a.m., a hearing will be held in this Court at 200 Fourth Avenue West, Shakopee, MN 55379, on a petition for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the decedent's Will dated September 26, 2007, and for the appointment of Sandra Colling and Michael Forrey, whose addresses are 405 Sunset Dr., Jordan, MN 55352 and 906 Ridge Crest Drive, Carver, MN 55315, respectively, as personal co-representatives of the decedent's estate in an unsupervised administration. Any objections to the petition must be raised at the hearing or filed with the Court prior to the hearing. If the petition is proper and no objections are filed or raised, the personal representative will be appointed with the full power to administer the decedent's estate, including the power to collect all assets; pay all legal debts, claims, taxes, and expenses; sell real and personal property; and do all necessary acts for the decedent's estate. Notice is further given that, subject to Minn. Stat. 524.3-801, all creditors having claims against the dece-

dent'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: 3/14/17 BY THE COURT /s/ Rex. D. Stacey Judge of District Court /s/ Phil Bird Deputy Court Administrator Jones and Magnus, Attorneys at law Stacey R. Edwards Jones MN# 295000 212 Madison Avenue, Suite 100 Mankato, MN 56001 Telephone: (507) 385-4488 Facsimile: (507) 386-0136 e-mail: Stacey@jonesmagnus.com Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 22 and 29, 2017.

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF SCOTT TOWNSHIP OF BELLE PLAINE REQUEST FOR QUOTES The Belle Plaine Township is actively seeking quotes for the 20172018 Road Maintenance Season for the following: gravel, blading, gravel hauling, snow plowing, ditch mowing & dust coating. All quotes must be received by Saturday, April 1st, 2017. For quote requirements please email: Kristy.Bieder@outlook.com Email or Mail quotes to: Kristy Bieder – Clerk, 9215 Union Hill Blvd., Belle Plaine, MN 56011 The work will be awarded at the Board Meeting on Tuesday, April 4th at 7:00 p.m. at Township Garage, 25130 Hickory Blvd. Belle Plaine, MN Kristy Bieder Clerk, Belle Plaine Township Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 22 and 29, 2017.

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF SCOTT FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT DISTRICT COURT PROBATE DIVISION NOTICE AND ORDER OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION OF INTESTACY, DETERMINATION OF HEIRSHIP, APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Court File No. 70-PR-17-1100 Estate of Daren Lee Klegstad, also known as Daren L. Klegstad and Daren Klegstad, Decedent It is Ordered and Notice is given that on April 19, 2017, at 9:00 a.m., a hearing will be held in this Court at 200 Fourth Avenue West, Shakopee, Minnesota, for the adjudication of intestacy and determination of heirship of the Decedent, and for the appointment of Jeremy P. Duehr and Dean A. Klegstad, whose addresses

NOTICE OF EXTENSION FOR REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Sealed proposals will be received by the Scott County Highway Department, 600 Country Trail East, Jordan, Minnesota, 55352 until 2:00 o’clock p.m., April 18, 2017, for the marketing of mobility management. Proposal specifications and any addendums may be obtained via the Scott County Website at http://www.scottcountymn.gov/Bids.aspx A Mandatory Informational Conference/Facility Tour has been scheduled for March 30, 2017 at 9:00 am. The County reserves the right to reject any and all proposals in the complete discretion of the County. Advertisement of the request for proposals is pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Sections 375.21, 471.345, and all other applicable law. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 22 and 29, 2017. COUNTY HIGHWAY PROJECT Bids Close April 11, 2017 Jordan, Minnesota Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received at the Office of the County Engineer of Scott County, 600 Country Trail East, Jordan, Minnesota 55352, until 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 11th , 2017 for construction of the following: Scott County 2017 Seal Coat Project BITUMINOUS SEAL COAT 2017 Sealcoat project Major items are approximately as follows: Qty Unit 62,561 GA 27,122 SY 309,462 GA 497,203 LF 831,289 SY 7,695 SY

Item Bituminous Material for Sealcoat (Fog Seal) Bituminous Sealcoat (FA-2) Bituminous Material for Sealcoat (CRS-2P) Striping (various sizes and colors) Bituminous Sealcoat (FA-2 ½) Bituminous Screened Sealcoat (FA-2)

Alt. Bid #1 Qty Unit 25,004 GA 138,909 GA 323,532 LF 385,857 SY

Item Bituminous Material for Sealcoat (Fog Seal) Bituminous Material for Sealcoat (CRS-2P) Striping (various sizes and colors) Bituminous Sealcoat (FA-2 ½)

The Contract will be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder. Proposals, plans and specifications may be examined at the office of the County Highway Engineer at 600 Country Trail East, Jordan, MN 55352. SEE THE STATE WEBSITE (https://eadvert.dot.state.mn.us) FOR ALL OF OUR PROJECT LETTINGS. SIGN UP WITH ConneX ON THE COUNTY EGRAM WEBSITE (https://egram.co.scott.mn.us) TO DOWNLOAD PROPOSAL AND PLANS AT NO CHARGE. Bids must be accompanied by a certified check made payable to the Scott County Treasurer, or a corporate surety bond made in favor of Scott County, for at least five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid. The County Board of Commissioners reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to waive any defects therein. Dated March 10, 2017 Scott County Auditor/Treasurer Anthony Winiecki Courthouse Scott County Engineer 200 4th Avenue West Transportation Shakopee, MN 55379 600 Country Trail East Jordan, MN 55352 Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 15, 22 and 29, 2017.

wednesday, march 22, 2017 are 924 Vista Ridge Lane, Shakopee, MN, 55379 and 696 E. 220th Street, Jordan, MN 55352, respectively, as Personal Representatives of the Estate of the Decedent in an UNSUPERVISED administration. Any objections to the petition must be filed with the Court prior to or raised at the hearing. If proper and if no objections are filed or raised, the Personal Representatives will be appointed with full power to administer the Estate, including the power to collect all assets, to pay all legal debts, claims, taxes and expenses, to sell real and personal property, and to do all necessary acts for the Estate. Notice is also given that (subject to Minnesota Statutes section 524.3801) all creditors having claims against the Estate are required to present the claims to the Personal Representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: 3/15/17 BY THE COURT /s/ Hon. Ann M. Offermann Judge of District Court /s/ Phil Bird Deputy Court Administrator Attorney for Petitioner Bryce D. Huemoeller Huemoeller & Gontarek PLC 16670 Franklin Trail, Suite 210 Prior Lake, MN, 55372 Attorney License No: 4782X Telephone: (952) 447-2131 FAX: (952) 447-5628 Email: bdh@priorlakelaw.com Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 22 and 29, 2017.

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF SCOTT DISTRICT COURT PROBATE DIVISION FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No. 70-PR-17-2109 NOTICE and order of hearing on petition for formal probate of will and FORMAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Mary R. McGregor a/k/a Mary Rose McGregor, Decedent It is Ordered and Notice is given that on April 19, 2017, at 9 o'clock a.m. a hearing will be held in this Court at the Scott County Government Center, JC 115, 200-4th Avenue West, Shakopee, Minnesota 55379, for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the Will of the Decedent dated June 27, 1992, ("Will"), and for the appointment of James R. McGregor a/k/a James Ray McGregor, whose address is 23175 France Circle, Lakeville, Minnesota 55044, as Personal Representative of the estate of the Decedent in an unsupervised administration. Any objections to the Petition must be filed with the Court prior to or at the hearing. If proper and if no objections are filed, the Personal Representative will be appointed with full power to administer the Estate including the power to collect all assets, to pay all legal debts, claims, taxes and expenses, to sell real and personal property, and to do all necessary acts for the Estate. Notice is also given that (subject to Minnesota Statutes section 524.3801) 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. By: Diane M. Hanson, Judge By: Phil Bird Deputy Court Administrator Attorneys for Personal Representative Matthew J. Shea (License No. 0309308) Amy E. Papenhausen (License No. 0311674) Gray, Plant, Mooty, Mooty & Bennett, P.A. 80 South Eighth Street, Suite 500 Minneapolis, MN 55402 Matthew J. Shea's phone: (612) 632-3428 Amy E. Papenhausen's phone: (612) 632-3480 Email: matt.shea@gpmlaw.com amy.papenhausen@gpmlaw.com Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 22 and 29, 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: September 1, 2010 MORTGAGOR: Jon C. Mabee, an unmarried man and Frances Mabee, an unmarried woman as joint tenants. MORTGAGEE: Fifth Third Mortgage Company. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded October 25, 2010 Scott County Recorder, Document No. A865518. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: NONE TRANSACTION AGENT: NONE TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: NONE LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Fifth Third Mortgage Company RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: Fifth Third Bank MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 313 4th Avenue East, Shakopee, MN 55379 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 270013700 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 2, Block 51, Shakopee, Scott County, Minnesota COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY

IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $130,914.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $120,980.68 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: April 20, 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 October 20, 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: February 16, 2017 Fifth Third Mortgage Company 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 67 - 17-001272 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, February 22, and March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2017.

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF SCOTT DISTRICT COURT FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT District Court File No. 70-CV-17-5028 SUMMONS Ron Hocevar, Scott County Attorney. Plaintiff, vs. 2000 Pontiac Grand Am, MN License Number: 431MTN, VIN: 1G2NF52T0YM801433, Registered Owner: Darcey Lynn Engelke, Defendant. THE STATE OF MINNESOTA to Owner, Darcey Lynn Engelke, or any claimant to the above-named Defendant: YOUARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to serve upon Plaintiff's Attorney an Answer to Plaintiff's Complaint which is on file in the office of the Clerk of Court in the Above-Captioned Court within twenty (20) days after Service of this Summons by three weeks' publication. If you fail to do so, judgment by default will be taken against you for the relief demanded by the Complaint. This Action involves the forfeiture of the above stated vehicle, One 2000 Pontiac Grand Am. Dated: 3/15/17 Lisa A. Skoog 169869 Assistant County Attorney Scott County Government Center, JC340 200 Fourth Avenue West Shakopee, Minnesota 55379 952-496-8240 Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 22, 29 and April 5, 2017.

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(continued from previous page) NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTIFICATION OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That default has occurred in the conditions of the mortgage dated May 5, 2006, executed by Willie L. Flowers and Patrice L. Flowers, husband and wife, as mortgagors, to TCF National Bank, a national banking association, as mortgagee, recorded in the office of the County Recorder of Scott County, Minnesota, on May 15, 2006, as Document No. A738884, which mortgage conveyed and mortgaged the following described property, situated in the County of Scott and State of Minnesota, which property has a street address of 1121 Polk Street, Shakopee, Minnesota 55379, and tax identification number 271680250: Lot 10, Block 2, Minnesota Valley 7th Addition, Scott County, Minnesota That the original principal amount secured by said mortgage was $192,000.00; that there has been compliance with any condition precedent to acceleration of the debt secured by said mortgage and foreclosure of said mortgage required by said mortgage, any note secured thereby, or any statute; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law to recover the debt remaining secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; that there is claimed to be due upon said mortgage and is

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due thereon at the date of this notice, the sum of $223,780.45 in principal and interest. That by virtue of the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the said mortgage will be foreclosed by the sale of the above described premises with appurtenances, which said sale will be made by the Sheriff of Scott County, Minnesota, at the Sheriff's office in the Law Enforcement Center, 301 Fuller Street South, Shakopee, Minnesota, on April 20, 2017, at 10:00 o'clock a.m., at public auction to the highest bidder, to pay the amount then due on said mortgage, together with the costs of foreclosure, including attorneys' fees as allowed by law, in accordance with the provisions of said mortgage. The time allowed by law for redemption by the mortgagors, their personal representatives or assigns, is six (6) months from the date of said sale. 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. If the mortgage is not reinstated under Minn. Stat. §580.30 or redeemed under Minn. Stat. §580.23, the mortgagor must vacate the mortgaged property by 11:59 p.m. on October 20, 2017, unless the foreclosure is postponed pursuant to Minn. Stat. §580.07, or the redemption period is reduced to five (5) weeks

under Minn. Stat. §582.032. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT BY A DEBT COLLECTOR. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DATED: March 8, 2017 TCF National Bank FOLEY & MANSFIELD, P.L.L.P. By: Karl K. Heinzerling Atty. No. 142475 Attorneys for Mortgagee 250 Marquette Avenue, Suite 1200 Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401 Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 8, 15, 22, 29 and April 5 and 12, 2017.

NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT LIEN FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that default has been made in the terms and conditions of the Declaration of Crimson Arbor Association (henceforth the “Declaration”) recorded in the office of the Recorder for Scott County, Minnesota on September 9, 2003, as Document No. A 623492, which covers the following property: Lot 33, Block 1, Crimson Arbor, Common Interest Community Number 1127, Scott County, Minnesota WHEREAS, pursuant to said Declaration, there is claimed to be due and owing as of February 28, 2017, from Mark Frazier, title holder, to Crimson Arbor Association, a Minnesota non-profit corporation, the principal amount of Seven Thousand Three Hundred Twenty and No/100 Dollars ($7,320.00) for assessments, late fees and related charges, plus assessments, collection costs, attorneys’ fees and other amounts will be incurred since said date, including costs of collection

County Highway Project Bids Close April 18, 2017 Jordan, Minnesota NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed bids will be received at the office of the County Engineer of Scott County, 600 Country Trail East, Jordan, Minnesota 55352, until 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday April 18, 2017 for the construction of the following: Scott County – CH 78 and CH 79 Trail SP 070-090-001 CP 79-11 County Project Number 79-11 / SP 070-090-001, located along CH 79 from CH 78 to CH 16 and along CH 78 from CH 79 to Jennifer Lane. This project consists of Grading, Aggregate Base, Bituminous Surfacing, Pedestrian Trail and Ramps, and Storm Sewer. Minimum wage rates to be paid by the Contractors have been predetermined and are subject to the Work Hours Act of 1962, P.L. 87-581 and implementing regulations. READ CAREFULLY THE WAGE SCALES AND DIVISION A OF THE SPECIAL PROVISIONS AS THEY AFFECT THIS/THESE PROJECT/PROJECTS The Minnesota Department of Transportation hereby notifies all bidders: in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Act), as amended and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Subtitle A Part 21, Non-discrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation, it will affirmatively assure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded maximum opportunity to participate and/or to submit bids in response to this invitation, and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, disability, age, religion, sex or national origin in consideration for an award; in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, and Title 23, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 230 Subpart A-Equal Employment Opportunity on Federal and Federal-Aid Construction Contracts (including supportive services), it will affirmatively assure increased participation of minority groups and disadvantaged persons and women in all phases of the highway construction industry, and that on any project constructed pursuant to this advertisement equal employment opportunity will be provided to all persons without regard to their race, color, disability, age, religion, sex or national origin; in accordance with the Minnesota Human Rights Act, Minnesota Statute 363.03 Unfair discriminatory Practices, it will affirmatively assure that on any project constructed pursuant to this advertisement equal employment opportunity will be offered to all persons without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, disability, sexual orientation, or age; in accordance with the Minnesota Human Rights Act, Minnesota Statute 363.073 Certificates of Compliance for Public Contracts, and 363.074 Rules for Certificates of Compliance, it will assure that appropriate parties to any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement possess valid Certificates of Compliance.

and foreclosure; WHEREAS, no action is now pending at law or otherwise to recover said debt or any part thereof; WHEREAS, the owner has not been released from the financial obligation to pay said amount; WHEREAS, pursuant to the Declaration and Minn. Stat. §515B.3116(h), said debt created a lien upon said premises in favor of Crimson Arbor Association as evidenced by the lien statement recorded on September 14, 2016, in the office of the Scott County Recorder as Document No. A1010152; WHEREAS, pursuant to the power of sale granted by the owner(s) in taking title to the premises subject to said Declaration, said lien will be foreclosed by the sale of said property by the sheriff of said county at the Scott County Sheriff’s Department, 301 Fuller Street South, Shakopee, Minnesota, on April 25, 2017, at 10:00 o’clock a.m., at public auction to the highest bidder, for cash, to pay the amount then due for said assessments, together with the costs of foreclosure, including attorneys’ fees as allowed by law. The time allowed by law for redemption by the unit owners, their personal representatives or assigns is six (6) months from the date of said sale. The following information is provided pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Sections 580.025 and 580.04: (1) Street Address of Property: 7576 Arbor Lane, Savage, MN 55378 (2) Name of Transaction Agent, Residential Mortgage Servicer, Lender &/or Broker: N/A (3) Tax Parcel Identification Number of the Property: 26-3600330 (4) Transaction Agent’s Mortgage Identification Number, if known: N/A (5) Name of Mortgage Originator, if stated on mortgage: N/A (6) Date on which Occupant must vacate Property, if mortgage is not reinstated under Section 580.30 or property redeemed under 580.23: 11:59 p.m. on October 25, 2017. If the foregoing date is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, then the date to vacate is the next business day at 11:59 p.m. REDEMPTION NOTICE 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 FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. Dated: February 28, 2017 HELLMUTH & JOHNSON, PLLC By: Nancy T. Polomis, I.D. #227584 Attorneys for Lienor 8050 West 78th Street Edina, MN 55439 (952) 941-4005 Lienor: Crimson Arbor Association By: Nancy T. Polomis Its: Attorney in Fact THIS INSTRUMENT WAS DRAFTED BY: HELLMUTH & JOHNSON, PLLC 8050 West 78th Street Edina, MN 55439 (952) 941-4005 File No. 15804.0044 Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 8, 15, 22, 29 and April 5 and 12, 2017.

If you are not a current holder of a compliance certificate issued by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights and intend to bid on any job in this advertisement you must contact the Department of Human Rights immediately for assistance in obtaining a certificate. The following notice from the Minnesota Department of Human Rights applies to all contractors: "It is hereby agreed between the parties that Minnesota Statute, section 363.073 and Minnesota Rules, parts 5000.3400 to 5000.3600 are incorporated into any contract between these parties based on this specification or any modification of it. A copy of Minnesota Statute 363.073 and Minnesota Rules, parts 5000.3400 to 5000.3600 is available upon request from the contracting agency." "It is hereby agreed between the parties that this agency will require affirmative action requirements be met by contractors in relation to Minnesota Statute 363.073 and Minnesota Rules 5000.3600. Failure by a contractor to implement an affirmative action plan or make a good faith effort shall result in revocation of its certificate or revocation of the contract (Minnesota Statute 363.073, Subd. 2 and 3)." The approximate quantities of major work for the Contract CP 79-11 / SP 070-090-001 are as follows:

BASE BID

1,503 SF REMOVE BITUMINOUS PAVEMENT 5,405 CY COMMON EXCAVATION 1,000 CY MUCK EXCAVATION 2,331 CY SUBGRADE EXCAVATION 1,000 CY GRANULAR BORROW (CV) 3,210 CY SELECT GRANULAR BORROW (CV) 7,068 CY COMMON BORROW (CV) 1,715 CY AGGREGATE BASE (CV) CLASS 5 1,055 TN TYPE SP 9.5 WEARING COURSE MIXTURE 3,058 SF 4" CONCRETE WALK 1,528 SF 6" CONCRETE WALK 240 SF TRUNCATED DOMES

The contract will be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder. Proposals, plans and specifications may be examined at the office of the County Highway Engineer at 600 Country Trail East, Jordan, MN 55352. SEE THE STATE WEBSITE (https://eadvert.dot.state.mn.us) FOR ALL OF OUR PROJECT LETTINGS. SIGN UP WITH ConneX ON THE COUNTY EGRAM WEBSITE (https://egram.co.scott.mn.us) TO DOWNLOAD PROPOSAL AND PLANS AT NO CHARGE. Bids arriving after the designated time will be returned unopened. All bids shall be sealed and marked "CH 78 and CH 79 Trail", and shall be accompanied by a cashier's check, bid bond, or certified check, payable to Scott County for five percent (5%) of the amount of the Base Bid, to be forfeited as damages in the event that the bid is accepted and the bidder shall fail to enter promptly into a written contract and furnish the required bond. Each bid and all papers bound and attached thereto, together with the bid guarantee, shall be placed in an envelope and securely sealed therein. The envelope shall be so marked as to indicate the name of the bidder and the project name and shall be addressed to the Scott County Highway Engineer, 600 Country Trail East, Jordan, MN 55352. It may be mailed, delivered by messenger, or submitted in person. The bids must be submitted on the Proposal Forms provided in accordance with the Contract Documents, Plans, and Specifications, which are on file with Scott County and may be seen at the office of the County Engineer. A minimum goal of 14.9% Good Faith Effort to be subcontracted to Disadvantaged Business Enterprises. The County Board of Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any irregularities thereof.

Dated April 17, 2017

Scott County Auditor/Treasurer Courthouse 200 4th Avenue West Shakopee, MN 55379

Anthony J. Winiecki, P.E. Scott County Engineer Transportation Services 600 Country Trail East Jordan, MN 55352

Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 22, 29 and April 5, 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: March 8, 2006 MORTGAGOR: Julie Harris, a single woman. MORTGAGEE: Washington Mutual Bank, FA. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded March 16, 2006 Scott County Recorder, Document No. A 732685. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association. Dated November 5, 2015 Recorded November 6, 2015, as Document No. A991113. And thereafter assigned to: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee, on behalf of the Holders of the WaMu Mortgage Pass-through Certificates, Series 2006-AR4. Dated November 5, 2015 Recorded November 6, 2015, as Document No. A991114 and by Document dated: October 2, 2009, Recorded October 16, 2009, as Document No. A838447. TRANSACTION AGENT: NONE TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: NONE LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Washington Mutual Bank, FA RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc. MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 6305 Century Lane, Prior Lake, MN 55372 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 040930180 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 4, Block 4, Harvest Hills, Scott County, Minnesota. COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $562,500.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF

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NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $928,101.53 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: May 18, 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 November 20, 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: March 15, 2017 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 - 17-001507 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 22, 29 and April 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2017.

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That Default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: 2/8/2005 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $214,713.29 MORTGAGOR(S): William Halverson and Dawn Halverson, J/T, Husband and Wife MORTGAGEE: Beneficial Loan and Thrift Co. DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: 2/16/2005 as A 688997 in the Office of the County Recorder, Scott County, Minnesota

The mortgage was assigned for value as follows: Assignee: LSF8 Master Participation Trust Assignment dated: 08/04/2014 Assignment recorded: 08/08/2014 Assignment recording information: Document No. A963087 Assignee: U.S. Bank Trust, N.A., as Trustee for LSF8 Master Participation Trust Assignment dated: 12/23/2014 Assignment recorded: 02/03/2015 Assignment recording information: Document No. A973142 All in the records of the County Recorder in and for Scott County, Minnesota. TAX PARCEL I.D. NO.: 20-001711-0 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lots 1 and 2, Block 122, Belle Plaine, Scott County, Minnesota. Abstract Property STREET ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 125 Cedar St, Belle Plaine, MN 56011 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR: Beneficial Loan and Thrift Co. RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: Caliber Home Loans, Inc. THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE ON THE MORTGAGE: $364,367.39 AS OF 04/07/2017. THAT no action or proceeding has been instituted at law to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; that there has been compliance with all pre-foreclosure notice and acceleration requirements of said mortgage, and/or applicable statutes. Pursuant to the power of sale contained in said Mortgage, the Mortgage will be foreclosed, and the mortgaged premises will be sold by the Sheriff of Scott County, Minnesota at public auction as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: 05/18/2017 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Scott County Sheriff’s Office, 301 Fuller Street South, Shakopee, MN 55379 to pay the debt then secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any actually paid by the mortgagee, on the premises and the costs and disbursements allowed by law. The time allowed by law for redemption by said Mortgagor(s) or Mortgagor’s personal representatives or assigns is 6 Months from the date of sale. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY:If the mortgage is not reinstated under Minn. Stat. §580.30 or redeemed under Minn. Stat. §580.23, the mortgagor must vacate the mortgaged property by 11:59 p.m. on 11/18/2017, or the next business day if 11/18/2017 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None. THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS THAT MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. Dated: 03/29/2017 U.S. Bank Trust, N.A., as Trustee for LSF8 Master Participation Trust, Mortgagee/Mortgage Assignee The Sayer Law Group, P.C., By Brian G. Sayer, Attorney for Mortgagee/Mortgage Assignee 925 E 4th St., Waterloo, IA 50703 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 22, 29 and April 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2017.


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He is a true leader on and off the oor. Austin Weckwerth, a junior guard, is a three-year starter. He averaged 14 points per game along with six rebounds. Devon Schultz, a senior center, averaged nine points and 11 rebounds per game. He also averaged four assists per game. Mayer Lutheran Kobey Woolhouse, a junior point guard, is a three-year varsity player. He has been a varsity starter since his sophomore year. Averaging 18.04 points per game, he had seven games of 28 or more points and a season-high of 37 against Jordan. Three times this season he scored over 30 points. Baden Noennig, a sophomore guard, has been a starter since his freshman year. Ten games this season he scored 18 or more points, and twice he scored his season-high 25 points. His outstanding athleticism and height makes him a player capable of playing multiple positions offensively and defensively. He averaged 15.3 points per game. Norwood Young America Kellen Erpenbach, a senior point guard, was the Raiders’ oor leader and a repeat All-

Conference player. He was Central’s leading scorer at 17 points a game and had seven assists per game. He was a 1,000point career scorer. Carter Clemensen, a senior guard, is a repeat All-Conference player. He averaged 12.8 points per game in conference play and was the team’s best perimeter defender and best three-point shooter. Tri-City United Devon Jacobson, a senior forward and captain, led the Titans in scoring, averaging 12.6 points per game. He also led the team in rebounds with 6.6 per game. Le Sueur-Henderson Cole Pengilly, a senior point guard, was a three-year starter and letter winner for the Giants. He averaged 18.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.6 assist per game. He was the team’s â€œďŹ‚oor generalâ€? and top defender as well. Honorable Mention Sr. Matt Nelson BP Sr. Jason Way JOR Sr. Connor Kranz SE Jr. Cole Hagen ML Jr. Cade Zellmann NYA Sr. Kyle Hintz TCU Jr. Mitchell Borchardt LSH

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a career total of 1,828 points, as well as over 700 rebounds. She was a very talented player that put forth tremendous effort on both ends of the oor. Gabby Robinson, a junior guard, led the Titans in assists with 5.45 per game and was second on the team in points with 11.63 per game and steals 2.54 per game. She was a constant for the team and was asked to wear a lot of hats, ranging from main ball handler to top defender. Sibley East Hannah Wentzlaff, a senior center, was the team leader on the oor, and the coaches could not of asked for a better season from her. She was hard working, a shot blocker and tough. The team leaned on her a lot to lead and she never took a second off on the oor. She was an aggressive, physical and smart player, and a 1,000-point career scorer. She scored over 730 points the last two seasons. Honorable Mention So. Paige Narveson BP Jr. Anna Mackenthun NYA Jr. Nicole Klaustermeier ML So. Kat Brown-Erdal JOR Jr. Morgan Stearns SE So. Rachel Rettmann SE Sr. Courtney Lucht LSH

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

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

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Highway Engineer at 600 Country Trail East, Jordan, MN 55352 (TH 282 - 1/4 mile west of TH 13). Digital copies of the Bidding Documents are available at http://www.QuestCDN. com for a fee of $20.00. These documents may be downloaded by selecting this project from the “Browse Projects� page or by entering eBidDoc#450402 on the “Search Projects� page. For assistance and free membership registration, contact QuestCDN at 952-2331632 or info@questcdn.com. Paper copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from Docunet Corp., 151 Cheshire Lane #300, Plymouth, MN 55441, 763-475-9600 for a fee of $120.00. Deposits will not be refunded. Bids must be accompanied by a certified check made payable to the Scott County Treasurer, or a corporate surety bond made in favor of Scott County, for at least 5% of the amount of the bid. The right is reserved to accept any or reject any or all bids and to waive any defects. Mitchell J. Rasmussen County Highway Engineer Scott County Any questions, please contact: Greg M. Felt, Operations Engineer at 952496-8047 or gfelt@co.scott.mn.us Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, November 22 and 29 and December 6, 2006.

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

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

JAMIE’S BANKO BIRTHDAY Friday, March 24 PARTY 9:30 PM DJ WITH CJB DJ WITH Sunday, March 26 JAMIE Alcohol doesn’t make you fat... it makes you lean... on tables, BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS COUNTY OF SCOTT NOVEMBER 7, 2006 (1) The Board of Commissioners, in and for the County of Scott, Minnesota, met in the Courthouse Board Room in the City of Shakopee, Minnesota, and convened at 9:01 a.m., with the following members present: Commissioner Ulrich, presiding, Commissioner Marschall, Commissioner Wagner, Commissioner Vogel, and Commissioner Hennen. (2) Chair Ulrich noted the addition to the agenda of the appointment of Aldeen Goehring to the Board of Adjustment/ Planning Advisory Commission. (3) On a motion by Commissioner Hennen, seconded by Commissioner Vogel, the Minutes of October 24, 2006 were approved. (4) On a motion by Commissioner Vogel, moved, seconded by Commissioner Hennen, the following items were approved unanimously. A copy of each resolution is available in the office of the County Administrator and made a part of this record by reference. A. Application to Sell 3.2 Malt Liquor at Retail for 2007 of Ronald L. Edmiston DBA Superamerica #4439 in Jackson Township, Jams R. Hupp DBA Holiday Stationstore #246 in Jackson Township, and Joleen Yong DBA Suzette Inc. in St. Lawrence Township. B. Application for Precious Metal Dealer License of Mark A. Smith, DBA PawnXChange in Shakopee. C. Receipt of funding from the MN Department of Public Safety for administration of the Safe Communities Grant in the amount of $40,300 effective October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007 to be shared by the Safe Communities Coalition. D. Resolution No. 2006-160; Authorizing Final Payment on the 2005 Overlay Projects to Buffalo Bituminous Inc. in the Amount of $25,000.00. E. Resolution No. 2006-163; Authorizing Entering Into Cooperative Agreements With the Cities of Shakopee and Prior Lake for Phase 2 Construction of the Southbridge Transit Station. F. Resolution No. 2006-164; Honoring Joseph Graham Upon Receiving the Eagle Scout Award. G. Resolution No. 2006-165; Honoring Joshua Gunter Upon Receiving the Eagle Scout Award. H. Resolution No. 2006-166; Honoring Sam Ringstad Upon Receiving the Eagle Scout Award. I. Payroll processing of personnel actions indicated below and certified by the Employee Relations Director and the Appointing Authority to be in compliance with provisions of Minnesota Statutes 375.56 - 375.71 and the Scott County Merit Personnel System:

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B.P. Skater Hopes to Continue Ice Hockey Career at Le Sueur

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For a second year in a row, Elizabeth Johnson is Belle Plaine’s lone representative on the All-Minnesota River Conference girls’ basketball team. Teammate Paige Narveson received honorable mention. The 2016-17 Most Valuable Player of the Year award goes to Bren Fox of MRC champion Norwood Young America. Gary Lembcke of NYA was selected by his peers as Coach of the Year. NYA and Jordan both had four players named to the team, followed by Mayer Lutheran with three and Tri-City United two. Belle Plaine and Sibley East both had one and Le SueurHenderson none. Johnson, a senior guard, is a repeat All-Conference player and four-year starter. She led the Tigers in scoring with 15.7 points per game and in assists with 5.1. She was the leader on the floor for Belle Plaine as she ran the offense and generally guarded the other team’s best player. A three-sport athlete, she will be attending MSU-Moorhead next year on a softball scholarship. She is the daughter of Jean and Eric Johnson. Norwood Young America Kali Grimm, a junior guard, was voted All-Conference for a fourth time. She led the Raiders in scoring, averaging over 17 points per game. She also led the team in three-point field goals, averaging over two a game, having made over 200 in her career. She has scored close to 1,600 points in her career. She was second on the team in assists. Fox, a junior center, is AllConference for a third time, as well as this year’s Minnesota River Conference MVP. She averaged over 15 points and 12 rebounds per game - shooting over 50 percent from the field. She also became Central’s ninth female player to pass 1,000 points for her career. She also broke the school record for career blocked shots with close to 300. Samantha Miller, a junior forward, is All-Conference for the first time. She averaged close to 11 points a game for the Raiders. Her field goal percentage was close to 50 percent for the season. She was Central’s second leading rebounder, averaging over six a game. Abby Mackenthun, a sophomore guard, was selected AllConference for a second time. She averaged over 10 points a game and led the team in assists

Matt Fink knows he may be caught in a numbers game, one that might prohibit him from playing with the same teammates he’s skated with for a decade. Fink, a freshman at Belle Plaine Junior-Senior High School, just finished a successful season with the Le SueurHenderson youth ice hockey association’s bantam B2 team. After winning the district playoffs, the team finished the season with a third-place showing in its regional playoffs earlier this month. Its overall record was 29-6. “This is the best year we’ve had,” Fink said. Now, because of his age, Fink’s options are to play high school ice hockey or junior gold, a league for senior high students who are not playing on a high school team. The junior gold team would be based out of Prior Lake. Fink hopes to be able to play with his buddies and longtime teammates playing for Le Sueur-Henderson-St. Peter. They’ve been his teammates since playing together as mini mites. Fink hopes that will continue for a cooperative high school team representing Le Sueur-Henderson/St. Peter/Le Center/Montgomery-Lonsdale. Whether he’ll be able to keep playing or will have to look for another option will depend on the combined enrollment of the largest school in the cooperative plus half the enrollment of the other schools in the cooperative. The cooperative needs to keep the total enrollment at no higher than 1,245 students or face the likelihood of being forced to move up from Class A to Class AA. The cooperative’s enrollment as of last year was 962. With St. Peter expected to be the largest member of the cooperative, Belle Plaine’s 457 students wouldn’t likely push the cooperative over 1,245 students. But the enrollments won’t be final until early next fall. Le Sueur-Henderson Activities Director Dave Swanberg expects the decision on Fink’s request

Matt Fink 28 and 32 players. A roster of won’t be made until then. “We haven’t exactly been 36 or 37 players is ideal, Swanultra successful in Class A,” berg said. Swanberg said. “We’d rather As a defenseman, Fink expects not move up to AA. The bottom he would play in the junior varsity his sophomore season and line is, it’s a numbers game.” hopefully improve enough as Making Friends a junior to earn a spot on the Playing ice hockey in Le varsity roster. Time will tell, he Sueur has allowed Fink to get said. to know other athletes with the Chris Miller, a coach with same passion for ice hockey the Le Sueur-Henderson Banand form healthy relationships tam B2 team, said Fink is an through the sport of hockey, improving player. At 6-foot-2, said his mother, Robin. He rec- “he’s got a big body and a long ognizes being on a team builds reach. You can put him in front trust, sportsmanship, respect of the net and he’ll clear the for others, all while having fun, puck away.” she said. Miller said Fink’s confidence “The Le Sueur Bulldog Hock- increased over the season. He ey Association has provided a solidified his defensive play supportive, structured environ- and worked hard to become a ment that Matthew has learned more valuable contributor to new skills and met a wonderful the team’s offense. Fink said group of friends and families,” he focuses on improving his she said. skills during the off-season. Fink isn’t the first young He finished the season with ice hockey player from Belle eight goals and 15 assists in 25 Plaine who has played or asked games. to play in the Le Sueur system “He’s gotten better with his and wants to play for the coop- stick-handling, bringing the erative high school team, Swan- puck up the ice and improved berg said. The team has room the accuracy of his shot,” Millfor players. Swanberg said the er said. team’s junior varsity is between Fink is spending the spring playing baseball for Belle Plaine. He’ll learn early next fall whether he’ll be able to keep playing with Le SueurHenderson. “The sooner the better,” Swanberg said.

Belle Plaine’s representatives on the 2016-17 All-Minnesota River Conference girls’ basketball team are, from left, Elizabeth Johnson and Paige Narveson (honorable mention). and steals for a second straight year. She averaged over five assists and three steals per game. She was also one of the top defensive players on the team. Mayer Lutheran Emilee Gustin, a senior wing, was a three-year starter and four-year letter winner for the Crusaders. Her ability to run the offense and be a coach on the floor was a large part of the team’s success. She averaged 17.5 points, 2.9 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 2.0 steals a game. She scored the 1,000th point of her career this season. Madison Hucky, a senior wing, was a two-year starter and three-year letter winner. Her smooth shot and ability to score was a key to the team’s success. She averaged 15.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.0 steals per game this season. She had over 900 career points. Mya Chmielewski, a junior wing, has been a three-year starter for the Crusaders. Her defensive presence disrupted opponents on a nightly basis. She averaged 14.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 4.2 steals per game. She scored the 1,000th point of her career this season. Jordan Paige Johnson, a junior guard, averaged 13.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game. She shot 63 percent from the free throw line. She scored in double figures in 11 of 12 conference games. She could score both behind the threepoint line and off the dribble. Defensively, she is versatile in her ability to defend out on the perimeter and in the post. Brooke Sievers, a senior guard, averaged 12.0 points per game and led the Jaguars

in rebounds with 8.2 per game and assists with 3.8 per game. She rebounded very well from her guard position. Her ability to attack the basket offensively helped the Jaguars offense as she was able to score, draw fouls and make plays for her teammates. She also helped the team defensively, defending all five positions on the court. Ashley Freund, a senior wing, led the Jordan in scoring with 14.1 points per game. She also averaged 3.3 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game. She shot 74 percent from the free throw line. She could really stretch defenses with her ability to shoot from the perimeter. She averaged making just over three three-point baskets a game, including a season-high eight made three-point baskets in one conference game. Sidney Bendzick, a sophomore guard, averaged 10.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. She shot 82 percent from the free throw line. She played very strong the last half of the season as she averaged 15.4 points in Jordan’s last five conference games. She also had a knack of hitting big shots throughout the season. Defensively, she made a difference with her ability to guard the ball out on the perimeter. Tri-City United Joslyn Vargo, a senior guard, led the Titans in scoring (20.4), steals (3.4) and rebounds (6.0) per game. She also led the team in free throw percentage, shooting 79 percent during the conference season. For her career, she leaves Tri-City United with

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Brody Curtiss, Nathan Herman All-MRC

On to Nationals Max Gordon of Belle Plaine, pictured above and at right in the below photo, placed high at regional and state USASA (United States of America Snowboard Association) competitions this winter at Buck Hill in Burnsville and Spirit Mountain in Duluth. Gordon, 16, is currently the USASA regional champion in Boardercross Snowboarding and will next compete in the nationals in the Boardercross and Slopestyle disciplines at Copper Mountain, Colo., April 2-3. Gordon, who is a sophomore at Southwest Christian High School in Chaska, is the son of Aaron and Megan Gordon of Belle Plaine.

Belle Plaine’s Brody Curtiss and Nathan Herman both completed their high school basketball careers by landing a spot on the 2016-17 All-Minnesota River Conference boys’ basketball team. Fellow senior Matt Nelson was honorable mention. Jimmy Vollbrecht of MRC champion Jordan was selected as the conference’s Most Valuable Player of the Year, while his coach, Matt Urbanek, was named Coach of the Year. Jordan had four selections to the team and Sibley East three. Belle Plaine, Mayer Lutheran and Norwood Young America each had two, followed by TriCity United and Le Sueur-Henderson with one apiece. Curtiss, a senior captain and guard, led the Tigers in scoring with 20 points per game, as well as rebounds, assists and steals. He led by example and had the athleticism to guard big or small players. He accepted any role to help the team. He also volunteered his services at every youth tournament. He will be attending Augustana to play baseball. Herman, a senior captain and forward, averaged 12 points per game. He came back from a knee injury to help the team finish the season. He was one of the purest shooters on the team. He was a quiet leader who strived to win every contest. His passion for winning was contagious. He also volunteered for every youth tournament. Jordan Vollbrecht, a 6-8 senior center, averaged 24 points, nine rebounds and two blocked shots per game. He shot 55.4 percent from the field and passed the career 1,000-point mark early in the season. He had scored

Belle Plaine’s representatives on the 2016-17 All-Minnesota River Conference boys’ basketball team are, from left, Brody Curtiss, Nathan Herman and Matt Nelson (honorable mention). a total of 1,458 points as of the end of the 2016-17 regular season, becoming the Hubmen’s second all-time leading scorer. He scored over 20 points in a game 17 times this season, including a high of 38 points against Mayer Lutheran. He was a three-year starter and letter winner who led the Hubmen in scoring, rebounding and blocks during both his junior and senior years. He is conference MVP this year. He has accepted a scholarship offer to play basketball at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Eric Tiedman, a 6-6 junior forward, averaged 17.2 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. He had a 54.9 field goal per-

centage. He is a very versatile player who is equally effective playing on the perimeter or in the post. He possesses an excellent all-around game, as he is also an outstanding rebounded and defender. He is a threeyear letter winner and two-year starter. Zach Kes, a 6-2 senior forward, averaged 5.1 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. He hit 71.4 percent of his shots. He was routinely assigned to guard the highest-scoring perimeter player from opposing team. He frequently did the “little things” necessary for the Hubmen to win. He was a two-year letter winner and a two-year starter. Ryan Samuelson, a freshman

guard, averaged 9.3 points per game and shot 42.3 percent from three-point range. He made at least one three-point shot in 24 out of 25 games, and he averaged 2.25 made threepointers per MRC game. Sibley East Gavin Bates, a junior guard, set the school single-game scoring record for the Wolverines when he scored 48 points against Mayer Lutheran. He has had 1,000-plus career points and has started for three years. He averaged 24 points and nine rebounds per game this season.

Boys’ All-MRC

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BELLE PLAINE HERALD, BELLE PLAINE, MINNESOTA

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Last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s co-Miss Shamrocks, Lauren Murphy (standing, left) and Rachel Fahey (standing, right) crowned Abigail Siegle (seated, center) the 2017 Miss Shamrock during ceremonies following the parade. Jessica Prader (seated, left) and Aryanna Mulroy (seated, right) were crowned Miss Shamrock princesses. Green was the color of the day Saturday throughout downtown Belle Plaine. Jeremiah Orcutt donned a stylish shamrock suit and top hat while Ashley Pankonin displayed a lovely, yet artificial and somewhat temporary, green hairstyle. Belle Plaine Mayor Chris Meyer welcomed visitors to the city before reading a proclamation recognizing Saturday (March 18) as a day to honor Irish heritage.

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