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City Council Okays Annexation of 10 Acres for Future Cricket Field Construction of Solar Garden Complex May Begin Soon

Scott West junior Jackson Stauffacher (getting hand raised) placed second for a second year in a row at the state Class 2A individual tournament. The above photo was taken during Thursday’s team semifinal match against Simley. Stauffacher, and his brother, Justin, a sophomore, were both named to the state Class 2A all-tournament team. Pictured at right in the photo is their dad, Jerold Stauffacher, who is co-head coach of Scott West. Jackson and Justin are both students at Belle Plaine High School. Jerold is a teacher.

by Dan Ruud The Belle Plaine City Council Monday night unanimously approved the annexation of 10 acres from Belle Plaine Township that should help pave the way for a cricket field complex east of Oak Crest Elementary School. 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. According to Belle Plaine Community Development Director Cynthia Smith Strack, Sabyasachi Sengupta of Chas-

ka, who recently purchased the property from Ewald and Adella Gruetzmacher, plans to build two regulation-size cricket fields and one youth field, the plans for which he will be bringing forward to the planning commission and city council soon. Also included in the plans are parking and viewing areas. Future plans call for a clubhouse and a dome over the youth field. Smith Strack said construction of the complex, which would be called Tatiana Fields, is proposed to begin this year. Sengupta plans to bring in cricket players/teams from the metro area, Canada and elsewhere to play in games and tournaments at the complex. More about Sengupta’s plans will be covered in future editions of the Herald. In other business Monday

night, the council unanimously authorized the mayor and city administrator to execute a development agreement with DG Minnesota CSG 4 LLC for the soon-to-be constructed solar energy complex in Belle Plaine. Last October, the council approved a request for an interim use permit to establish a ground-mounted utility scale solar energy system at 1300 South Street West. Also approved was a variance to allow an above ground power line at West South Street in association with the project. Construction of the solar garden is expected to begin late this spring or early summer and take two to four months to complete. The property is owned by

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Scott West Finishes Familiar Third Belle Plaine’s High School Jackson Stauffacher Second Again in Individual Tourney

by Dan Ruud As the late Yogi Berra said – It’s like déjà vu all over again. For a third year in a row, the Scott West wrestling team won two of its three matches in Thursday’s Minnesota State Class 2A Team Tournament at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. In each case, the Panthers won in the quarterfinals, lost in the semifinals and won the match for third place. Also this past weekend, Panther junior Jackson Stauffacher duplicated his individual runner-up finish of a year ago. Scott West, the No. 3 seed this year, defeated unseeded TotinoGrace 50-11 in the quarterfinals before losing a couple of hours later to No. 2 seed Simley 4322. Scott West returned again a couple of hours later to defeat No. 4 seed Foley 33-24 in the match for third place (see tournament recap inside). Kasson-Mantorville successfully defended its state Class 2A championship with a 45-18 victory over Simley. Winning all three of their matches in the team tournament for Scott West were sophomore Justin Stauffacher, Jackson Stauffacher, senior Parker Huss and junior Tyler Buesgens, the latter of whom won each of his

matches by pin fall. Justin and Jackson Stauffacher were the Panthers’ two selections to the state Class 2A all-tournament team. Finishing 2-1 in the team tournament for the Panthers were junior Jack Fogarty, sophomore Jon Huss and sophomore Calvin Menke. Scott West has now placed third at the state team tournament five times. The others were in 2016, 2015, 2008 and 2004. Its highest finishes were second in 2005, 2011, 2012 and 2014. The Panthers were fourth in 2000, fifth in 1996, 2003 and 2009; and sixth in 2006 and 2010. Scott West did not place its first two years in the tournament (1994 and 1995).

in a row, then dropped his state championship match to the No. 1 seed, this year being Jake Gliva of Simley by a narrow 3-2 margin. Stauffacher lost to now three-time defending state champion Tucker Sjomeling of Delano 10-3 in last year’s 126pound championship It was Sjomeling who defeated Shackle 7-2 in this year’s 132pound semifinals. The Delano standout went on to win the championship Saturday evening, while Shackle ended up placing fifth. Buesgens had won his first five matches at state (which included the team tournament) by pin fall leading up to Saturday’s 182-pound semifinals against Bobby Striggow of Orono. Buesgens, the No. 2 seed, led Individual Tourney the match early on and the outcome was still in doubt until Highlights Striggow pulled away in the Three of Scott West’s five final minute for a 9-3 victory. individual tournament qualifi- Buesgens went on to win two ers won both their matches on Scott West Friday to advance to Saturday (continued on page 2) morning’s semifinals. Included and their weight classes were junior Jackson Stauffacher (126), sophomore Tyler Shack- Spring Forward le (132) and junior Tyler BuesSaturday Night gens (182). Stauffacher was the only one Daylight Savings Time begins of those three to win his semi- early this Sunday morning, final match, defeating rival meaning you should set your Brock Luthens of Hutchinson clocks ahead one hour before 5-1 in what was a rematch of going to bed Saturday night. their Section 2AA championship match the week before. Stauffacher, for a second year

Grad Rates Slowly Climbing

Girls Graduating Graduation Rates The following table shows the 4-year graduation rates, overall at Faster Rate and by gender, of Belle Plaine and area high schools. Than Boys HIGH SCHOOL 4-YR RATE GIRLS / % BOYS / % Belle Plaine saw 91½ percent of its 119 seniors in the Class of 2016 graduate in four years. The list of graduates includes 96.6 percent of the class’s 56 girls and 87½ percent of its 63 boys earn a diploma at the end of four years. Belle Plaine’s graduation rate exceeds the state average. Just over 82 percent of the state’s 54,024 fourth-year seniors graduated last year, according to the Minnesota Department of Education. The rate of graduation for Belle Plaine’s boys is similar to their counterparts statewide. Of the 26,589 boys in the Class of 2016 statewide, 79.4 percent graduated after four years. The Belle Plaine School District has seen growth in the rate seniors are graduating after four years. In 2015, 89.1 percent of the Class of 2015’s 90 seniors graduated in four years. That number was down a bit from 2014, when 93.3 percent of the 111 seniors graduated. In 2013, 86.7 percent of the class’s 91 students graduated.

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119 / 91½ 145 / 95.4 62 / 89.9 85 / 95½ 129 / 94.2 82 / 91.1 403 / 87.2 291 / 96 291 / 96 54,024 / 82.2

56 / 96.6 63 / 87½ 73 / 96.1 72 / 94.7 36 / 92.3 26 / 86.7 37 / 92½ 48 / 98 63 / 92.7 66 / 95.7 38 / 95 44 / 88 212 / 87.2 191 / 87.2 157 / 96.3 134 / 95.7 144 / 98 147 / 94.2 27,435 / 85 26,589 / 79.4 Source: Minnesota Dept. of Education

The Class of 2012 had 92.9 percent of its 104 students graduate. Compared to the public schools in the Minnesota River Conference, Belle Plaine is in the lower-third of the conference, above Le Sueur-Henderson and Sibley East but below Jordan, Central (Norwood Young America) and Tri-City United. Belle Plaine is ahead of Shakopee but below its neighbors New Prague and Chaska in four-year graduation rates. Along with the lower percent of boys graduating in four years, the high school is also

seeing a lower number of its students on free-and-reduced meal plans graduating in four years. Last year, 75 percent of the fourth-year seniors, boys and girls alike, on free-and-reduced meal plans graduate. The previous year, 89½ percent of the fourth-year seniors on freeand-reduced meal plans graduated. Of the 90 fifth-year seniors last year, 90 percent of them graduated. Forty-four girls (91.7 percent) and 46 boys (88½ per-

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B.P. Fire Department Fish Fry Friday The Belle Plaine Fire Department will hold its annual fish fry Friday (March 10) at Chatfield Elementary School. The fish fry runs from 4 to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $12 for

adults, $5 for children and free for children ages 5 and under. Take-out orders are available. Proceeds from the fish fry go to the fire department’s relief association.

Area Townships Hosting Annual Meetings Tuesday

Townships in the Belle Plaine ings Tuesday (March 14). area and across the region will The annual meeting is where be hosting their annual meet- townships residents participate in so-called grass roots government. They’ll set the township’s property tax levy for roads, fire service and general government for the year.

A ‘Superior’ Performance for BPHS Choirs

Belle Plaine Junior-Senior High School’s concert choir, its mixed choir, and chamber singers all earned superior ratings -- the top rating possible -- at the Large Group Vocal Contest last Wednesday (March 1) at Jordan High School. The BPHS Concert Choir (pictured above) performed “Ubi Caritas” and “Ritmo.” The mixed choir performed, “I Carry Your Heart With Me” while the chamber choir performed “Sweetheart

of the Sun.” BPHS Choir Instructor Brianna Velzke selected “extremely difficult pieces for all three choirs because I wanted to challenge them and wanted them to be proud of their hard work and truly appreciate their success,” she said. “Some of the judges comments included, ‘Gorgeous sound on a difficult piece’ and ‘Great singing with a strong vocal foundation- lovely singing.’ ”


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An Early Maple Sap Collecting Season

B.P. Off-Sale Liquor Stores Uncertain About Sunday Sales Belle Plaine’s two most likely businesses to be impacted by legislation allowing Sunday off-sale liquor sales are noncommittal about whether they’ll open their doors for Sunday sales even though both houses of the Minnesota Legislature have approved versions of bills giving them the right to be open one additional day each week. “We would welcome the chance for the opportunity to occur,� said Kevin Hurd, a spokesperson for Coborn’s Superstore. The grocery store op-

erates a liquor store separated by a wall from its grocery store in Belle Plaine. He declined to identify the criteria the company would consider when deciding whether or not it would take advantage of the opportunity to sell off-sale, assuming the bills are unified and signed into law. Lori Otto, one of the owners of Prairie Liquor, said the family has yet to discuss whether or not they will take advantage of the proposal. She expects Prairie Liquor will have to open if Coborn’s opens on Sundays.

Hurd stresses Coborn’s did not actively lobby for legislation the Minnesota House and Minnesota Senate both approved. The two versions contain a onehour difference of when sales can commence. The GOP-controlled House and Senate still need to find a starting time they agree upon. Gov. Mark Dayton indicated he expects to sign the bill later this spring. “We’ve been watching the bills closely. We know we’re probably looking at a done deal,� Hurd said.

Members of the Belle Plaine High School YES club helped with maple tree tapping at the Ney Nature Center in Henderson last Tuesday morning (Feb. 28). They learned about the maple syrup making process and helped the staff install 25 taps and collection bags. Pictured at left is Isaiah Trimbo drilling a hole through the bark as part of the tree-tapping process. Pictured below in front of some of the sap collection bags are, from left, Josh Finger, Kate Haege, Andrea Jeurissen, Kenzie Bergland and Trimbo. Due to the unseasonably mild weather during the second half of February, veteran maple sap collectors say this is the earliest they can remember ever collecting maple sap in this part of the state. The season normally runs from about March 15 to April 20.

Green Isle Wants to Hear School’s, Developers’ Plans to Catch Up Green Isle City Council members recently learned the people running the community charter school and the developers who own 43 vacant lots in the city have some catching up to do on missed payments. At its Feb. 28 meeting, the council learned Green Isle Community School missed about $6,000 in lease payments to the city last year. The school’s lease payments on the city-owned school building are approximately $115,000 annually ($9,700 per month), said Lelia Leonhardt, a representative of Abdo, Eick & Meyer, the city’s financial representative. The school is also about $220,000 behind on bond payments. The city issued bonds in 2005 to renovate the school. Lease aid helps repay the bond payments. The school’s enrollment has been climbing the past few

years. Its current enrollment of 64 students is nearing the break-even point for the bond payments. At the council’s direction, City Attorney Ross Arneson was directed to set up a meeting with council members and representatives of the community charter school. While they remain supportive of the charter school, council members want to hear Green Isle Community School leaders’ plan to make good on missed payments. The city is also looking for information on developers Bill Feldman and Norm Beckman’s plans to catch up on late interest payments. The pair purchased 43 undeveloped lots from the city in February of 2014. The two developers are $11,781 in arrears with the city. Arneson was dispatched to contact Beckman and Feldman to discuss plans to catch up on

the payments.

In other action at the Feb. 28 meeting, the Green Isle City Council: • Paid Bills totaling $30,412.97. • Heard a report on the city’s 2016 financial audit from Mike Burkhardt of Burkhardt & Burkhardt. • Heard a proposal for subscription to a solar garden project from Jane Qualey of Minnesota Community Solar. She proposed a 25-year contract where the city would save money on its municipal electric bills. The council tabled a decision for more study. • Decided to offer the vacant Public Works position to Kirby Kroells. The position is for up to 39½ hours with no benefits. He’ll be paid $12.50 per hour with a review and possible wage increase after three months.

Hemze Gets High Marks From Carver County Commissioners Carver County commissioners recently reported that County Administrator David Hemze had earned a performance rating of “outstanding� for his work during 2016. Commissioners recently evaluated Hemze’s performance during a closed-door meeting. He was lauded for sound judgment and hiring talented people

for a sound leadership team, according to Kerie Anderka, the county’s director of Employee Relations. He was credited for administrative successes at every level, the Norwood Young America Times recently reported. Anderka said Hemze’s performance and contributions to county residents have been

noted by the community and appreciated by the commissioners. Commissioner Tom Workman of Chanhassen said Hemze and the county have had “a good year.� Hemze modestly deflected praise to other staff and elected officials for the successes he shepherded during the past year.

Chaska Eyes Expensive Upgrades to Its Veterans Park Chaska wants to make sure the park honoring the service of its veterans is a special place. Its plans for upgrading the park along Creek Road, just north of County Road 61, will reflect the community appreciation. Depending on the quality of the materials and the extent of the renovations, the proposed redesign could range in price

from $353,000 to $1.2 million, the Chaska Herald recently reported. The park is located across Creek Road from Chaska VFW Post 1791 headquarters. Construction will be staged. Plans for the park could potentially include a play area with an obstacle course theme. Other plans potentially include a service plaza and pergola, an

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Scott West matches to claim third place, improving on his fourth place finish a year ago. Striggow lost in the championship match to No. 1 seed Jared Florell of Totino-Grace 7-3. Scott West senior Parker Huss (138) and junior Jack Fogarty (145) both lost their first-round matches. Huss battled back in the consolation rounds to place sixth (see more individual wrestling details in tournament recap inside).

State Class 2A Team Tournament Results

expanded pavilion, guardian stones symbolizing the branches of service, and a remembrance area set amidst venerable cottonwood trees. The remembrance area and guardian stones will be dramatically lighted after dusk. There will also be a horseshoe pit and an archery range in the park.

Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul Thursday, March 2 Quarterfinals Scott West 50, Totino-Grace 11 Simley 47, Grand Rapids 16 Kasson-M 64, Worthington 3 Foley 32, Perham 23 Consolation Semifinals Grand Rapids 37, Totino-G 31 Perham 58, Worthington 7 Championship Semifinals Simley 43, Scott West 22 Kasson-Mantorville 54, Foley 7 Fifth Place Perham 60, Grand Rapids 3 Third Place Scott West 33, Foley 24 Championship Kasson-M 45, Simley 18

Southern Valley Offers Training for Volunteers Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women in Belle Plaine is offering volunteer training for crisis line advocates beginning April 8. We are seeking caring individuals who are able to volunteer from their home two phone shifts per month and are able to make a one-year commitment. Weekly support group facilitators and child care volunteers are also needed. Gain valuable knowledge and build your professional skills while assisting others. For further information, call Alex at 952-873-4214.

Other Class 2A Tourney Highlights

– During the individual tournament, Kasson-Mantorville senior Brady Berge received a standing ovation after defeating Collin Steuber, a junior from Fairmont-

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Martin County West, 25-10 in the Class 2A 160-pound championship. Berge, who finished his senior season 45-0, acknowledged the crowd with a salute. The Penn State recruit missed an opportunity to be a five-time champion after breaking his leg in the state semifinals in 2016. – Delano senior Tucker Sjomeling captured his third individual state championship following a 9-1 major decision over Payton Anderson, a freshman from Fairmont-Martin County West, in the Class 2A 132-pound title match. Sjomeling defeated Scott West’s Tyler Shackle 7-2 in the semifinals. It was Sjomeling who defeated Scott West’s Jackson Stauffacher in last year’s 126pound final.

State Class 2A AllTournament Team

106 Bennett Berge, K-M 113 Ryan Sokol, Simley 120 Justin Stauffacher, SW 126 Jackson Stauffacher SW 132 Jake Gliva, Simley 138 Keaton Schorr, K-M 145 Isaac Hamon, K-M 152 Brady Berge, K-M 160 Ethan Shea, K-M 170 Patrick Kennedy, K-M 182 Dawson Kellogg, Perham 195 Ty Moser, Perham 220 Daniel Kerkvleit, Simley 285 Mitch Trigg, Fole

Le Sueur-Henderson Schools Wants to Increase Academic Rigor Hoping to put students in a better position to increase academic performance, the Le Sueur-Henderson School District is increasing the rigor of classes in the district’s middle school and high school. At a recent school board meeting, Nicole Adams, principal at the middle school and high school, presented the board with a report that included details on efforts to make classes for sixth-graders through high

school seniors more challenging. The district also wants to offer more difficult classes, the Le Sueur News-Herald recently reported. Adams is also working to make sure the schools’ curricula is properly aligned with state standards. Making sure the classes are properly aligned with state standards should increase rigor and help Le SueurHenderson students earn better scores on state tests.

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Della A. Klingberg At the age of 94, Della A. Klingberg entered the arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ on Wednesday evening March 1, 2017. Della passed peacefully with family around her Friendship Manor Nursing Home bedside. Della’s life was honored with a visitation on Saturday, March 4 from 3-6 p.m. at BallardSunder Funeral and Cremation, Prior Lake Chapel and one hour prior to the Celebration of Life Service on Sunday, March 5, at 3 p.m., at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Prior Lake. Pastor Bruce Laabs presided. Della was laid to rest next to her husband Elmer at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Prior Lake. In Spring Lake Township, Della Agnes was born on November 18, 1922 to parents Arnhold G and Ella A. (Klingberg) Dorn. The oldest of three children, she grew up on the family farm with her siblings, LeRoy and Shirley. As a young girl, Della learned the values and morals of working hard, keeping her family close and having a strong faith in God. She attended a country school near Fish Lake through the 8th grade. During the winter months, Della and her siblings would trap muskrats on the lake before and after school. Della’s first jobs were as a housekeeper for the Morlock’s and later for her uncle Gus Della to learn the craft of hairstyling to earn some extra money. After she married, Della worked for the local chicken hatchery and as a cook at the Town Treat. She is best known as an icon as a school bus driver. On Wednesday, August 26, 1942, Della married the love of her life, Elmer Johann Klingberg at Immanuel Lutheran on Fish Lake, Prior Lake. They were blessed with two children, LeArnold and Judy. In 1946, Della and Elmer purchased their first school bus and started a long career transporting children to and from school in Shakopee, until 1955. In 1952, they expanded the busing services to include Prior Lake. Della was the second woman in Minnesota to be licensed to drive school buses. She had a lot of trials in achieving this milestone, but Della’s determination prevailed. As the students stepped on her bus, Della greeted them with a smile and hug and on their birthday a kiss to make you sweet! Through the years, she nurtured and cared for each one like they were her owned. Bus rides were filled

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with lots of singing, especially hymns, and laughter. She was a life-long resident of Spring Lake Township and the Prior Lake community. Della had so many wonderful qualities. Generous - her front door was always open, with coffee and treats ready to be consumed. Determined – Della knew what she wanted and this was apparent in being very instrumental in getting social events for the seniors in Prior Lake. Knowledgeable – she was always in the know of current government affairs. Historian – Della kept track of all the deaths in the community. Social – she enjoyed being with people and truly loved the conversation. Faithful – Della was devoted to her faith and church. Dedicated – it was her family that was most important to Della. She loved her husband, children, but it was her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and even her great-great-grandchildren that were the light of her life. Della spoiled and loved every one of them from the first to the last. In her spare time, Della loved cooking, sewing, quilting and working in her gardens. She enjoyed watching the birds, playing cards and her favorite past time of fishing. Della asks of her family and friends, “Keep God in your family and go to church. Teach your children and family to read the Bible.” Left to honor Della’s life and carry on the legacy is her son, LeArnold (Judie) Klingberg; daughter, Judy Sullivan; grandchildren, Jim Klingberg, Joan (Jeff) Young, Joe (Kris) Sullivan, Julie (Mark) Westman; great-grandchildren, Jayme (TC), Joey, Ashley, Jordon, Jakob, Jace, Jessie, Joshua, Drew (Amanda), Nikki; great-greatgrandchildren, Ava, Amaraleigh, Analee, Gabriella; sister, Shirley (Loren) Stier; sister-inlaw, Martha Dorn; and many relatives and friends. There to welcome Della home in heaven was her beloved husband of 70 years, Elmer; sonin-law, John Sullivan; parents, John and Ella; brother, LeRoy Dorn; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Lois Klingberg, Leo Klingberg, Harvey (Luverne) Klingberg, and Elvira (Adolph) Luedke. Her great-grandchildren were the pall bearers.

Church News

Daniel M. Marsh Daniel Michael Marsh, 33 of Belle Plaine passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017. Visitation was Saturday, March 4 from noon-1:15 p.m. at the Parish of St. Joachim and Anne, Church of St. Mark Parish Center, 350 S. Atwood St., Shakopee, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 1:30 p.m. in the Church. Presiding was the Reverend Erik Lundgren. Private family interment in the spring. Arrangements with McNearney-Schmidt Funeral and Cremation. Dan was born on September 15, 1983 in River Falls, Wisconsin, the son of Jim and Donna Marsh. He loved to go hunting, fishing and camping and watching NASCAR, sporting events and concerts. Dan enjoyed time spent hanging out with his family and friends. He is survived by his father, Jim Marsh (Judy Fries); siblings, Steve (Barb) Marsh, Laurie Marsh (Doyle Schultz, Sr.), Jim (Cheyenne) Marsh; nieces and nephews, Derek Marsh, Cody (Holly) Marsh, Crystal Marsh, Doyle Schultz, Jr., Austin Wendorff, Toni Wendorff; great-nephews, Izaak Marsh, Joshua and Austin, Jr. Wendorff; uncle, Barry Wood; aunts, Debbie (Dennis) Faust, Julie (Bob) Bushey nd Joan (Jon) Hoogenakker. Dan is preceded in death by his mother, Donna Marsh.

American Legion Auxiliary Holding Youth Essay Contest Belle Plaine American Legion Auxiliary Unit #144 is holding an Americanism Essay Contest. There were some local students that participated last year and we are extending the invitation again this year. It is for grades 3-12 and the grades are divided up into six classes, each with different word requirements. If your child is interested in participating and has not receive any information from the school they attend or are Homeschooled regarding the Essay Contest, call Legion member Georgine Gansen at 952-873-6324 or email her at g_gansen@hotmail.com. We will need their essays back by March 20.

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Our Lady of The Prairie Catholic Church - Belle Plaine Fr. Brian Lynch West Union Lutheran 952-873-6564 Church Wednesday, March 8, 2017 15820 Market Ave. 8:00 am Rosary / 8:30 am Cologne, MN 55315 Mass Church: 952-466-5678 9:00 am – 11:00 pm Eucharistic westunion1@juno.com Adoration Pastor: Richard Braun Thursday, March 9, 2017 Wednesday, March 8 7:00 pm-10:00 pm Eucharistic 6 p.m. Lent Dinner Adoration 7 p.m. Lent Service Friday, March 10, 2017 8 p.m. Choir 8:00 am Rosary / 8:30 am March 10-11 Mass Youth 24 Hour Fast 9:00 am Stations of the Cross Sunday, March 12 6:30 pm Stations of the Cross 9 a.m. Worship Saturday, March 11, 2017 10 a.m. Sunday School 4:15 pm Mass R: Jon Mellgren Sunday, March 12, 2017 P: David Mellgren 8 & 10 am & 6 pm Mass A: Alex Mika Monday, March 13, 2017 Monday, March 13 7 p.m. Call Committee 11:00 am Mass Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Meeting 8:00 am Rosary / 8:30 am Tuesday, March 14 Mass 7:00 p.m. Council Meeting 9:00 am – 11:00 pm Eucharistic Wednesday, March 15 Adoration 6 p.m. Lent Dinner Wednesday, March 15, 2017 7 p.m. Lent Service 8:00 am Rosary / 8:30 am 8 p.m. Choir Mass 9am–11 pm Eucharistic Trinity Ev. Lutheran Adoration Church 500 West Church Street River Rock Church Belle Plaine, MN 56011 Sunday Worship Service, 952-873-6545 Children’s Church & Pastor Timothy Redfield Nursery www.trinitybelleplaine.org at Chatfield Elem. School, Wednesday, March 8 5:30 p.m. Lenten Supper-Boys 330 S. Market St. / PO Box 184 Basketball Teams Belle Plaine, MN 56011 7 p.m. Ash Wednesday Worship riverrockchurch.com Service (Usher Team 5) (952) 873-5453 Thursday, March 9 email: staff@riverrock6 p.m. Confirmation Class church.com Friday, March 10 7 p.m. Adult Discipleship Lead Pastor Rev. Chris Teien Associate Pastor Dan Jetto Movie Night (*Please call for small groups Sunday, March 12 locations) 8 a.m. Bible Study *330 S. Market St. 9 a.m. Worship Service **124 W. Main St. PK-8 Sings (Usher Team: 6/ Wednesday, Mar 8 Video: Meuleners) 10 a.m. Coffee Hour- 6:30pm Kids Adventure Club* 6:30pm Jr. High Youth Group* Preschool 7:00pm Sr High Youth 10:30 a.m. Sunday School Group** 10:30 a.m. Adult Bible Study Thursday, Mar 9 11:30 a.m. STiC Ice Skating 7:00pm Women’s Bible Study Monday, March 13 Saturday, Mar 11 Lutheran Schools Week 8:00am Prayer Meeting** 7 p.m. Senior Choir Student Bible Quiz Tournament Tuesday, March 14 @ Coon Rapids 1 p.m. Knotters Sunday, Mar 12 7 p.m. BOSE Meeting 7 p.m. Financial Stewardship 9:40am Coffee, Food and Fellowship Time Meeting 10am Worship Service* Wednesday, March 15 Wednesday, Mar 15 5:30 p.m. Lenten SupperChristmas Decorating 6:30pm Kids Adventure Club* 6:30pm Jr. High Youth Group* Committee 7 p.m. Worship Service (Usher 7:00pm Sr High Youth Group** Team 1) 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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Belle Plaine Library vice, said Fran Barten, the fam125 W Main St ily’s matriarch. 952-873-6767 Payton Smith was born just website: www.scottlib.org over a year ago with Dandy- Library Hours: *NEW* Walker malformation, a condi- Tue. & Fri.:10 a.m.-5 p.m. tion in which part of her brain Wed. & Thur.: 1-8 p.m. is missing. She has already Saturday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. endured open heart and brain ** All Scott County libraries surgeries. will be closed on Friday FebruThe breakfast is a free-will ary 24th for all staff day. donation. A fund in the Smith’s Special Events family name has been set up at 3/27 State Bank of Belle Plaine. Smalltown Eclectic & MELSA present Loud at the Library! With special musical guest The Flemming Fold. Where: Belle Plaine Public Library, 125 West Main Street When: March 27, 6 - 8pm Who: Open to all ages & abilities - spread the word! Contact: Maria Ricke at mariaricke@gmail.com to reserve a A Minneapolis woman whose subject to random testing. Her space. 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No one was able to ďŹ nd Belle treasure hunters come in herds. Plaine’s 2017 Shamrock Medallion following the publishMy spot in the rotation is of ing of the ďŹ rst clue last Wednesthe utmost importance, day. Published below are clues I’m on the warning track, I’m 1 and 2. using my endorphins. The medallion is hidden within the city limits (not north of the The ďŹ ght for the cross was a railroad tracks). It is located on great testimonial, public property and is not more than 6 feet off the ground. It’s Reinstalling it will be truly also not located on the Historiceremonial. cal House property or “insideâ€? the Tiger Park baseball ďŹ eld. It’s better safe than sorry, alThe medallion is about 2 inchleviate the worry, es in diameter and has “Belle St. Patrick’s Day fun, a Plaine St. Patrick’s Dayâ€? inparade at one, show us your scribed on it. The prize for ďŹ ndscurry. ing it is $100. The Shamrock Medallion I spy with my little eye, using Hunt is a community event. caution as I go, Participants do not need to be Be vigilant in your quest, of Irish descent. If you ďŹ nd it, pester power to and fro. call Don Meger at 952-4546492. If the medallion is not found Don’t upset the apple cart, this week, a third clue will be enough is enough, published in next Wednesday’s I’d like to be notiďŹ ed of all Herald.. this McStuff. This year’s parade and festivities will take place Saturday, You must be alert, batten March 18. down the hatches, Clue 1 I’m as mad as a hatter, don’t The Sullivan Sisters will lead play with matches. the parade, St. Patrick’s Day traditions But OZ never did give nothin’ will soon be displayed. to the tin man, The Killian, kiss and cry, it’s Whippers and zippers and part of the game plan. maybe some slippers, Clue 2 Practice makes perfect for all As pure as the driven snow, you trippers. form your group of vipers, Avoid the larger frenzy, a Hocus-Pocus are the words, whirlwind of pipers. Mumbo-Jumbo for the birds, Hoity-Toity has the nerve,



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Le Sueur County Sheriff Dave Tietz recently announced his plans to retire after 31 years in law enforcement. He informed commissioners of his decision at a recent county board meeting. To ensure a smooth transition, Tietz asked the county board to appoint Chief Deputy Brett

Mason as his replacement, the Montgomery Messenger recently reported. Commissioners formally considered the proposal yesterday (March 7), after the Herald went to press. Tietz is the son of a retired Scott County sheriff’s deputy. His career has been spent entirely in Le Sueur County. Sher-

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Man Charged With Two Counts of Felony Domestic Assault A man is charged with attacking a woman with whom he shared a house after the two spent the evening at an establishment. Avery Leon Franklin is charged with two counts of felony domestic assault, one alleging he choked the woman. He is also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Franklin had a bail hearing in Scott County District Court last Tuesday (Feb. 28). Bail was conditionally set at $5,000 cash/$25,000 bond. The court issued a no-contact order and Franklin was ordered to surrender his ďŹ rearms. He’s due back in court March 24. Police were called to the house on the 200 block of South Walnut Street at 12:35 a.m. Feb. 26. According to the criminal complaint, Franklin, 30, and the woman had been out at a bar that night. They had become separated from each other at the bar. The complaint says Franklin called her cell phone yelling at her and then walked home. The woman also walked home from the bar with a neighbor. When the woman arrived home, she awoke Franklin. The criminal Belle complaint says he atPlaine tacked her. It says he pushed Heralda bedroom wall her up against and grabbed her hair. When she went downstairs, Franklin followed her. He pushed her up against a wall and again grabbed her hair, the complaint says. The charges state Franklin pushed her to the kitchen oor and slapped her face. The woman claims he choked her for two seconds. During the struggle, a ďŹ ngernail was ripped from the ring ďŹ nger on the woman’s

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Thirty Years Ago This Week

For the second time within a month, ownership of Belle Plaine’s telephone exchange was transferred. The new owner was Southeastern Telephone Co. of Lincoln, Neb., with state ofďŹ ces in Fairmont. Many relatives and friends surprised Mr. and Mrs. Howard Meierbachtol on their 20th wedding anniversary at their home in Blakeley. Ron Hennen of Hennen’s Jew-

Glad to Meet Ya Abe A lot of fourth-graders don’t get a chance to shake the hand of a president, certainly not Abraham Lincoln’s. But Belle Plaine fourth-grader Jeff Witt got the chance via Bruce Hanks, a distantly-related descendent of the 16th president. Hanks came to talk at Belle Plaine Elementary School in March of 1987. For Jeff, it was an extra special occasion since he had been working on a school project about Hank’s famous relative. elry Store announced completion of the remodelling of the store. Many new ďŹ xtures, new tile oor and a complete paint job were part of the new look at Hennen’s. Fred Haas, native of the Belle Plaine community, died at the age of 77. Miss Ann Schoenbauer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Schoenbauer of Jordan, became the bride of Lawrence Koenig, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Koenig of Belle Plaine Township. The groom was serving in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Europe. Mrs. Olson, nee Meyer, former teacher in the Belle Plaine school system, took her dog to New York to appear on a morning TV show whose sponsor offered $500 for each two syllable word said by the dog. The dog earned $1,500 for distinctly pronouncing “ma ma,â€? “helloâ€? and “hamburger.â€? It was not every day that Belle Plaine added a new building to its business district but such an occasion took place with the addition of the new Hayes Furniture Store. Store owner Gene Hayes celebrated the event with a big grand opening. Ninety-one votes were cast in Belle Plaine Township, which was one of the largest responses. Walter Stier was elected supervisor, Tony Schultz treasurer, Herbert Reinke assessor and Harry Roach constable. A

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The river was bankful and there was prospect of a general overow. John Truax of Langdon, N.D., was back for a visit with his boyhood friends. A member of a pioneer family of the area, he had left this locality in 1882. Miss Florence Irvin was named a member of the Scott County Child Welfare Board. Fred Harms of near Bongards bought the George Bongards farm of 80 acres for $120 an acre. Spring came in with a rush. Temperatures hit 70, a thunderstorm brought much lightning, a ood of rain and mid-afternoon darkness. Dennis Regan and daughter Elizabeth arrived at their St. Thomas home after spending the winter in Ireland. Although many years had lapsed since Mr. Regan had seen his native land, he saw many familiar faces there and recalled boyhood scenes. Belle Plaine was the end of the bus line for a week. Very bad roads in Le Sueur County made travel beyond here impossible. Many old friends and neighbors from Jessenland met the train here bringing the remains of Mrs. Louis Buschman, nee Emma Madden, aged 60. The funeral was held from the Jessenland church, The borough council let contracts in the sum of $11,643 for concrete paving of the business section downtown. Death took Mrs. Henry Weyl, nee Mary Alvina Tiegs, at age 53. The funeral was held from Zion Church, Le Sueur. Belle Plaine Township elected Chas. Bowler supervisor, L.A. Taylor clerk, Joe Witt treasurer and W.L. Siemon assessor. Blakeley Township named John Blaha supervisor, W.M. Sellnow clerk, H.O. Milbrath treasurer and J.A. Anderson assessor. San Francisco Township elected George Sell supervisor, A.J. Burling clerk, Peter Kleven treasurer and August Olson assessor. Faxon named John Cauley supervisor, James Keating clerk, George Wherley treasurer and Tom Shaughnessy assessor.

120 Years Ago (1897)

D.A. Kelly, Blakeley merchant, was given renewal of his license to operate a ferry at Blakeley for another period of ďŹ ve years. The quarterly bank statement showed a total of $44,000 on deposit in the local bank. Arrangements were made to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the customary manner with a parade by the Hibernians and the band. With three tickets in the ďŹ eld for ofďŹ ce in Belle Plaine Township, the winners were Joe Barten, John O’Connor and John Drager for supervisors; Wm. Fitzgerald clerk, Chris Albrecht treasurer and Phil Wagener assessor. Blakeley Township elected P. Bills Jr., John McConnell and Wm. Salisbury for supervisors; W.A. Bills clerk, James Jack treasurer and James O’Neill assessor.

Letters to the Editor Dear Editor, Like many (the many being evidenced by the public outcry that led to its return) I was disappointed to see the cross removed from the Belle Plaine Veterans Memorial. I wanted to express just how happy I was to see how quickly the city responded to the Defend Veterans Park proposal as well as to explain exactly why this means so much to me as the mother of two veteran sailors, niece of a fallen WWII soldier and a friend to many other veterans. One such friend is Hubert Cripe, a WWII pilot who now resides in Astoria, Ill. The symbol of the cross is of particular signiďŹ cance to him. When he was shot down in WWII, he spent 13 months as a prisoner of war. One of the most memorable stories he shares from this time took place at camp just outside Bath Germany. While at this camp he was accused of some infraction he had no involvement in. Despite many protests on his part, the Germans responded by telling him someone would have to pay, and that someone would be him. He was sentenced to one week in “The Box,â€? which amounted to a form of torturous solitary conďŹ nement. On his way to The Box, a fellow POW handed him a copy of the Bible. This book would be his only comfort during his time in solitary conďŹ nement. Over the next several days, he made his way through the text several times. He has said it gave him so much hope in a space where there was very little hope to be had. As I reected on this story in light of the removal of the cross at the Belle Plaine Veterans Memorial, I thought of how this cross was more than a symbol of Christianity. It is a symbol of hope for so many of these soldiers. It seemed like a mistake and a disservice to remove a symbol that has given service men and women like Hubert the strength to make it through to return home when their duty is done. I’m pleased it has been returned to a position where it can continue to honor those it has brought solace to in the direst of circumstances. Ann Koch Gaylord, MN

Dear Editor, Concerning Veteran’s VFW Monument: My wife Lori and I were residents of the City of Belle Plaine for 17 years and we had the good fortune of making friends with many ďŹ ne people in the community. The friendships are still in place; we are pleased to say. One of our younger friends is Joanne Gill, who has been caught up, in a church-state issue that the entire City has been buzzing about. We have been friends with Ms. Gill for about 16 years and know to her to be married to a catholic man, has a teenage son, many Roman Catholic are part of her family, and has many friends who are Protestant and Catholic. Joanne Gill has never demonstrated hostility towards any religion in the long time we have known her. We were members of the

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Spring wasn’t supposed to arrive until the vernal equinox on March 21, but a mild winter nearly turned into an early, balmy spring the ďŹ rst week of March and temperatures climbed well into the 70s on Saturday (March 7). Record highs were recorded around the state, including Belle Plaine where the mercury hit 74. Mankato recorded 80. Many farmers were getting ready for early seeding of small grains. The Belle Plaine School Board announced members of the new superintendent search committee. Serving on the committee were Joanne Johnson, Pat Schwartz and Roger Delgehausen representing the school board; Earl Gransee representing school administration; Gerry Schmidt representing nonlicensed school employees; and Jeff Hiltz and Mary Moriarty representing high school and elementary school faculty, respectively. Also selected to serve were Mayor John Ploetz, Annalee Balk and Jenny Russell. Current School Superintendent Dr. John Bartholow would be retiring at the end of the 1986-87 school year. Incumbents Pat Murphy and John Nagel were reelected to three-year terms and newcomer Einard Karnitz was elected to a two-year term on the board of directors of the Belle Plaine Cooperative. Close to 500 people attended the 69th annual meeting of the cooperative at the elementary school cafeteria. Gross sales for 1986 totalled $5.5 million, down from $6.4 million in 1985. The Blakeley Cooperative held its annual meeting and reported sales of $1.5 million in 1986. Ewald Gruetzmacher, Pat Anderly and Matt Mellgren were elected to the board of directors. The other directors were Manly Vinkemeier, Ralph Malz, Harlan Vinkemeier and Lyle Muehlenhardt. Retiring that year were Robert Kahle and Lee Muehlenhardt. Belle Plaine High School’s Jim Buesgens capped his high school wrestling career with a second place showing at the state high school tournament. Jim dropped a close 6-5 decision to Pat Lorenson of Greenbush in the ďŹ nals, the latter of whom overcame a 4-1 deďŹ cit after two periods. The BPHS boys’ basketball team was upset by Faribault Bethlehem Academy 49-47 in the ďŹ rst round of the District 13 Tournament in Montgomery. The loss gave the Tigers a ďŹ nal overall record of 13-7.

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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: Samantha & Julia Kubes Sunday Mass at 8 a.m. at St. Scholastica Servers: Julie & Joe Schoenecker Sunday Mass, 10 a.m. at St. John Servers: Gloria, Owen & Sylvia Lemke and Grace Entinger Wednesday Mass 7:15 p.m. at St. John – Stations of the Cross, also Mass at 5 p.m. Leah Smith, daughter of Bridget and Dan Smith of Shakopee, and granddaughter of Flavian and Edna Weiers of Union Hill, wrapped up her winter basketball season at the state tournament held in Delano this past weekend. Leah’s 6th grade Shakopee Saber team took second place in their bracket. Leah recently discovered a Union Hill connection with a fellow basketball teammate, friend and classmate at Shakopee Area Catholic School, Erika Schoenecker. Turns out, Erika’s grandma is Rosie (Weiers) Schoenecker. Rosie is the niece of Leah’s

grandpa Flavian, making Leah and Erika second cousins (once removed.) It’s a small world. Congratulations to Leah and Erika and their Shakopee Saber team! Grandson Matt and Elaina Weiers and children Jack and Molly have moved from their home in East Grand Forks to Lakeville. Matt has accepted a transfer to Minneapolis St. Paul airport with his job as Air Traffic Controller. Marty Weiers has taken retirement from his job as Air Traffic Controller at the Olatha, Kansas air tower. A position he held for 24 years and 8 months. Ash Wednesday Mass at St. John was a full house. All in attendance received a gift from Our Lady of Good Help Council of Catholic Women.The gift was a CD titled, “The Mass Explained”, by Father Larry Richards. If you did not receive a CD or would like more to share with family and friends, they are available in the back of our church and at St. Scholastica, or call 612-227-0033. Have a blessed lent. Humor Corner: Knute: Ole, do you know how to get 150 vummen to holler “Oh s#@!? Ole: no, how do you do dat? Knute: you have vun little old lady holler, Bingo!

St. Thomas by: Loni Graham Father James Burns will celebrate our next Mass here at St. Thomas Sunday, March 19 at 9 a.m. Father Andrew Stueve celebrates mass at St. Anne’s in Le Sueur on Saturdays at 5:15 p.m., and Sundays at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Congratulations Hattie! Hattie Tuck, Eric and Brigid’s, is the Le Sueur Henderson’s 6th Grade Student of the Month for March. “Hattie is a joy to have in class. She is very conscientious about her work and has a great personality. Hattie does exceptional work, is reliable and trustworthy. She cares about others and is helpful and kind” Making St. Thomas proud. More on Shannon: Shannon Halloran, daughter of Ed and Denise, recently took her Oath of Honor for the Nursing program at Winona State University. She is in her third year of nursing at Winona State, Rochester campus. Shannon is doing her clinicals at Mayo Hospital in Rochester. Some of our St. Thomas favorite sons, Jack Fogarty and

Mason Rutt, both made it into the finals at the state wrestling tournament last weekend. Well done guys! Surprise! Marnie Burns is engaged to Grant Chandler! Marnie is Dan and Lisa’s daughter. The Le Center St. Patrick’s Day celebration kicked off Saturday with the five young lassies seeking the Miss Shamrock Crown and performing their talent entries. Grand Marshalls Terry and Mame McCabe made their first official appearance at the show. The royalty will be crowned Friday night to kick off the big weekend. Mass at 11 a.m., Mulligan Stew at noon, parade at 2 p.m. (St. Thomas Sportsmans float can always use more riders), steak fry at 5 p.m. and dance in the evening. Great weekend for the Le Center area Irish. Many cowboys and cowgirls enjoyed the music of the Dakota Ramblers at the Friends of Rush River fundraiser dance at the RoadHaus Event Center Saturday night. May the luck of the Irish be with you.

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The Carver County SWCD will host a public meeting to provide information on the new Buffer Law. It will take place March 16 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Cologne Community Center. Topics to be covered include: What is the buffer law? What waters apply? Compliance, agency roles etc. There will be time at the end to answer questions, and staff will provide information about a new soil health/cover crops program and cost-share programs.

Council Wants Hwy. 212 Moved Up, Hwy. 284 Added to Plan

Southern Valley Support Groups Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women offers ongoing support groups for victims of domestic abuse living in Scott and Carver counties. Weekly meetings are held in each county at convenient locations with free childcare. For more information, call 952-873-4214.

Soldier Scholarship The Department of Minnesota VFW Auxiliary is offering a one-time scholarship to eligible veterans or active military members to provide incentive and aid to Minnesota soldiers wanting to further their education and in need of assistance. For applications and rules, contact Judy Otto of the Belle Plaine VFW Auxiliary Post 6202 at 952-873-2913. The deadline to apply is April 1.

Members of the Cologne City Council backed Carver County’s proposal for additional taxes to help pay for road improvements. But nobody on the city council was in as hurry to formalize that support Monday night (March 6). Finally, Councilor Carol Szaroletta took the bull by the horns and formally stated her support for the county’s request the city council endorse the proposed package of a ½-percent local option sales tax, increasing the wheelage tax to $20, and a $20 excise tax on motor vehicle sales. The council, by consensus, unanimously agreed to endorse the county’s request. Mayor Matt Lein will draft a letter indicating the city’s endorsement for the proposal. It will be delivered to the county board before its March 28 workshop. The council also indicated it would consider a formal resolution written by the city rather than the county’s version of a resolution endorsing the tax plan. The tax increases the county is proposing will account for about $102 million of the additional $128 million revenue on currently unfunded road projects over 24 years. The proposed wheelage and vehicle excise sales tax increases will generate about $5 million annually for local use.

Family Business Specialist to Speak at Lutheran Home The Lutheran Home Association invites community members to learn from renowned international speaker and family business specialist Janna Hoiberg on Friday, March 10 in the Belle Plaine Lutheran Home Chapel. A light lunch will be served at 11 a.m. and the program will start at 11:30 a.m. Hoiberg will offer insights on transitioning family businesses – discussing how to generate success, maintain relationships, provide leadership, create

boundaries and pass the torch to the next generation while maintaining a positive family dynamic. The public is invited to attend free of charge. Hoiberg is a well-known author, speaker and family business consultant with more than 30 years experience managing and operating successful businesses. For more information about the event or to RSVP, contact Kristin at krwerner@tlha.org or 952-873-4744.

Szaroletta supported the proposal because without it, the unfunded plan to expand Highway 212 gets pushed back even further. “There seems to be a tax question,” Szaroletta said. “Nobody wants more taxes.” The expansion of Highway 212 is critical for Cologne’s future growth, said Councilor Kyle Evanski. “The only way to get people here is to give them the means to get here. You’ve got to spend money to many money.” 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. The state highway investment plan does not include any money to expand state roads in the county, Carver County Administrator David Hemze told the council last month. The Metropolitan Council, through its regional solicitation process, has chosen to distribute federal funds by focusing on transit, non-motorized vehicles, and preservation of roads and bridges, as opposed to expanding and building new roads, he said. Other high-priority unfunded projects include expansion of segments of Highway 41 in Chaska and Highway 5 from Chanhassen into Victoria. Council members Monday (March 6) indicated part of their support is linked to a desire to see the Highway 212 expansion project accelerated on the county’s list of 24 projects. The city council also wants to

see improvements to Highway 284 added to the list. “We all drive on 80 percent of those roads, but the one that affects us the most is 212,” said Mayor Matt Lein. The mayor said the addition of Highway 284 to the list is iffy because of the long-term plans for an interchange at the intersection of Highway 212 and Market Avenue, just east of Highway 284. City officials expect Highway 284 will be the subject of turn-back talks from the state to the county in the years to come. Carver County commissioners are planning a 9 am 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 6 meeting, the Cologne City Council: • Paid bills totaling $72,913.35. • Granted the Cologne Fire Relief Association’s request for a temporary liquor license for April 29. • Approved the purchase of Chromebook lap tops costing $399 each for council member use. City staff is continuing to research software to improve the efficiency of a movement to cost-saving paperless agenda system. • Heard a report from Dean Johnson, the city’s contract planner, and Haila Maze of Bolton & Menk to work on the city’s 2040 comprehensive plan. • Approved filling two vacant seasonal public works staff positions.

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Legal Notices San Francisco Township Annual Meeting San Francisco Township will hold its Annual Meeting on March 8, 2017 at 8:00 PM. In case of a weather emergency, the meeting may be postponed until the third Tuesday in March. Township elections were changed by vote last year to be held in November. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 8, 2017.

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

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PAGE eight on Wednesdays, January 4, 11, 18, 25 and February 1 and 8, 2017. NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE Pursuant to the provisions of Minnesota Statutes 580.07, the foregoing foreclosure sale is postponed until April 13, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN, in said county and state. Dated: March 1, 2017. The Bank of New York Mellon f/k/a The Bank of New York, as Trustee Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 38 - 16-007509 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: December 8, 2006 MORTGAGOR: Willis Carmack and Regina Carmack, husband and wife. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded March 13, 2007 Scott County Recorder, Document No. A767012. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: U.S. Bank, National Association, as successor trustee to Bank of America, N.A. as successor by merger to LaSalle Bank, N.A. as trustee for the holders of the Merrill Lynch First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust, Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2007-FF2. Dated February 13, 2012 Recorded February 15, 2012, as Document No. A898680. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100425240011638357 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Nationpoint a division of National City Bank RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc. MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 14111 Timothy Avenue Northeast, Prior Lake, MN 55372 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 251240450 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 9, Block 4, Boudin's Manor 4th Addition, Scott County, Minnesota. COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $201,600.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $209,048.54 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: August 4, 2016 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys' fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on February 6, 2017, unless that date falls on a weekend or legal holiday, in which case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None "THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR'S PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED." Dated: May 31, 2016 U.S. Bank National Association,

as Trustee Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 38 - 16-002714 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, June 8, 15, 22, 29 and July 6 and 13, 2016. Notice of Postponement of mortgage Foreclosure sale Pursuant to the provisions of Minnesota Statutes 580.07, the foregoing foreclosure sale is postponed until September 8, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN, in said county and state. Dated: August 2, 2016. U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 38 - 16-002714 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. Notice of Postponement of mortgage Foreclosure sale Pursuant to the provisions of Minnesota Statutes 580.07, the foregoing foreclosure sale is postponed until October 27, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN, in said county and state. Dated: September 6, 2016. U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 38 - 16-002714 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE Pursuant to the provisions of Minnesota Statutes 580.07, the foregoing foreclosure sale is postponed until December 29, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN, in said county and state. Dated: October 25, 2016. U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 38 - 16-002714 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE Pursuant to the provisions of Minnesota Statutes 580.07, the foregoing foreclosure sale is postponed until January 26, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN, in said county and state. Dated: December 27, 2016. U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 38 - 16-002714 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE Pursuant to the provisions of Minnesota Statutes 580.07, the foregoing foreclosure sale is postponed until March 2, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN, in said county and state. Dated: January 25, 2017. U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 38 - 16-002714 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE Pursuant to the provisions of Minnesota Statutes 580.07, the foregoing foreclosure sale is postponed until April 13, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN, in said county and state. Dated: March 1, 2017. U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 38 - 16-002714 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

State of Minnesota County of Scott District Court First Judicial District FIle No. 70-PR-16-17264 NOTICE of and order for hearing on petition for formal probate of will and APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS In Re: Estate of Jan Peter Dawson Decedent. It is Ordered and Notice is given that on March 29, 2017, at 9:00 a.m., a hearing will be held in this Court at the Scott County Courthouse, 200 Fourth Avenue West, Shakopee, Minnesota, on a petition for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the decedent's Will dated July 16, 2015, and for the appointment of Thelma Dawson, whose address is 2450 Airport Road I 183, Longmont, CO 80503, as personal representative 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. Dated: February 8, 2017 Filed in Scott County Courts February 7, 2017 By the Court: Michael A. Fahey, Judge of District Court By: Phil Bird, Deputy, Court Administrator William H. Henney Attorney at Law 5101 Thimsen Avenue, Ste 200 Minnetonka, MN 55345 MN # 136475 Telephone: (952) 474-4406 Fax: (952) 474-5270 e-mail: bhenneylaw@cs.com Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 1 and 8, 2017.

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF SCOTT TOWNSHIP OF BELLE PLAINE NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING Notice is hereby given to the residents of Belle Plaine Township that the Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. In case of inclement weather, the meeting may be postponed until Tuesday, March 21, 2017. The Annual Meeting will commence at 7:00 p.m. to conduct all necessary business prescribed by law. The main agenda item to be discussed is the financial responsibility to maintain Laredo Avenue. The meeting will be held at the Belle Plaine Township Hall , 25130 Hickory Blvd. , Belle Plaine, MN 56011 Kristy Bieder Clerk, Belle Plaine Township Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 1 and 8, 2017.

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING Notice is hereby given to residents of Jessenland Township, County of Sibley, State of Minnesota, that the Annual Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. In case of inclement weather, the meeting may be postponed until the third Tuesday in March. The Annual Meeting will commence at 7.00 P.M. to conduct all necessary business prescribed by law. The Annual Meeting will be held at the Jessenland Township Hall. Maynard Rucks Township Clerk Town of Jessenland Dated: February 17, 2017 Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 1 and 8, 2017.

State of Minnesota County of Scott District Court First Judicial District FIle No. 70-PR-17-3659 NOTICE of informal probate of will and informal appointment of co-PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVEs AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS In Re: Estate of Lorraine Torkelson a/k/a Lorraine J. Torkelson, a/k/a Lorraine Jeanette Torkelson Decedent. Notice is given that an Application for Informal Probate of Will and Informal Appointment of Co-Personal Representatives was filed with the Registrar, along with a Will dated November 10, 1988. The Registrar accepted the application and appointed Ruth Lynch, 7397 Retreat Drive, Lake Tomahawk, WI, 54539 and Susan Torkelson, 7949 Spring Lake Lane, Shakopee, MN 55379, to serve a the personal representatives of the decedent's estate. Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the co-personal representatives. Any objection to the appointment of the co-personal representatives must be filed with the Court, and any properly filed objection will be heard by the Court after notice is provided to interested persons of the date of hearing on the objection. Unless objections are filed, and unless the Court orders otherwise, the co-personal representatives have the full power to administer the estate, including, after thirty (30) days from the issuance of Letters Testamentary, the power to sell, encumber, lease, or distribute any interest in real estate owned by the decedent. Notice is further given that, subject to Minn. Stat. 524.3-801, all creditors having claims against the decedent's estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court within four (4) months after the date of this notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: February 22, 2017 Filed in Scott County Courts February 22, 2017 Vicky L. Carlson, Registrar By: Phil Bird, Deputy, Court Administrator Jasper, Moriarty & Wetherille, P.A. Kevin J. Wetherille MN# 033036X 206 Scott Street Shakopee, MN 55379 Telephone: (952) 445-2817 Facsimile: (952) 445-0812 e-mail: kwetherille@jmwlaw.com Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 1 and 8, 2017.

State of Minnesota County of Scott District Court First Judicial District probate division FIle No. 70-PR-17-3378 NOTICE of and order for hearing on petition for formal probate of will and APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS In Re: Estate of Stanley J. Srnec Decedent. It is Ordered and Notice is given that on April 4, 2017, at 9:00 a.m., a hearing will be held in this Court at the Scott County Government Center, 200 Fourth Avenue West, Shakopee, Minnesota, 55379, for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the decedent's Will dated March 24, 2010, and for the appointment of Rosemary Jirak, whose address is 508 - 4th Circle Drive SE, Lonsdale, Minnesota 55046, as personal representative of the estate of the decedent 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 estate. Notice is also given that, subject to

The Fair Housing Implementation Council invites you to provide comments on the Addendum to the 2014 Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing The Fair Housing Implementation Council (FHIC), in cooperation with the Cities of Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Plymouth, St. Paul, Woodbury, the Counties of Anoka, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Washington, and the Community Development Agencies of Carver and Scott Counties, has contracted with Mosaic Community Planning, LLC to conduct an Addendum to the FHIC’s 2014 Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing (AI Addendum). This notice is to announce the beginning of a minimum thirty-day (30) public comment and review period of the draft AI Addendum. The draft AI Addendum will be available on or about March 1, 2017 at www.ramseycounty.us/FHIC. The purpose of the public comment period is to receive comments from the general public concerning the draft AI Addendum. This fair housing planning is required of communities that receive certain funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Written and/or oral comments may be submitted to: Alyssa Wetzel-Moore, FHIC Chair Saint Paul Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity 15 West Kellogg Boulevard, 240 City Hall Saint Paul, MN 55102 Phone: 651-266-8965 Fax: 651-266-8962 E-mail: Alyssa.Wetzel-Moore @ci.stpaul.mn.us Written comments will be accepted now through April 3, 2017. Additionally, several public meetings are being planned throughout the metro area during March 14, 15 and 16, 2017. The locations and times will be listed here www.ramseycounty.us/FHIC as they are finalized. If you need an accommodation to provide comments or to attend the public meetings, please contact Alyssa Wetzel-Moore five days before the event. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

Minn. Stat. 524.3-801, all creditors having claims against the decedent's estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court within four (4) months after the date of this notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: February 24, 2017 By the Court: Rex D. Stacey Judge of District Court By: Phil Bird, Deputy, Court Administrator Timothy L. Morisette (MN# 168877) Lampe Law Group, LLP 105 East Fifth Street Northfield, Minnesota 55057 Telephone: (507) 663-1211 Facsimile: (507) 663-6114 Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 1 and 8, 2017.

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: January 28, 2013 MORTGAGOR: Justin Lick, a single man and Lynn Goehring, a single woman. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded February 12, 2013 Scott County Recorder, Document No. A928782. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: Freedom Mortgage Corporation. Dated March 30, 2016 Recorded April 22, 2016, as Document No. A1000160. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100053601313411083 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Primelending, a Plainscapital Company RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: Freedom Mortgage Corporation MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 16865 Grommesch Circle, Shakopee, MN 55379 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 090090020 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 2, Block 1, Grommesch Estates, Scott County, Minnesota COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $242,165.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $244,827.63 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: March 28, 2017 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys' fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on September 28, 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: January 23, 2017 Freedom Mortgage Corporation Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 46 - 17-001131 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, February 8, 15, 22, and March 1, 8 and 15, 2017.


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(continued from previous page) State of Minnesota County of Scott District Court probate division First Judicial District FIle No. 70-PR-17-4205 NOTICE of informal probate of will and APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Ellen Mae Cinkle, a/k/a Ellen M. Cinkle Decedent. Notice is given that an application for informal probate of the Decedent's will dated September 19, 2012, ("Will"), has been filed with the Registrar. The application has been granted. Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed David J. Cinkle, whose address is 9265 Overlook Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347, as personal representative of the Estate of the Decedent. Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative. Unless objections are filed with the Court (pursuant to Minn. Stat. 524.3-607) and the Court otherwise orders, the personal representative has full power to administer the Estate including, after 30 days from the date of issuance of letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease or distribute real estate. Any objections to the probate of the will or appointment of the Personal Representative must be filed with this Court and will be heard by the Court after the filing of an appropriate petition and proper notice of hearing. Notice is also given that (subject to Minn. Stat. 524.3-801) all creditors having claims against the Estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: March 1, 2017 Filed in Scott County Courts March 1, 2017 By: Vicky L. Carlson, Registrar By: Phil Bird, Court Administrator, Deputy Attorneys for Personal Representative James M. Clay, 0257242 Erika Stein Rosenhagen, 0390743 Morrison Sund PLLC 5125 County Road 101, Suite 200 Minnetonka, MN 55345 Telephone: (952) 975-0050 Fax: (952) 975-0058 Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 8 and 15, 2017.

State of Minnesota County of Scott District Court probate division First Judicial District FIle No. 70-PR-17-4204 NOTICE and order for hearing on petition for formal adjudication of intestacy, determination of heirship, and appointment of co-personal representatives AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Daniel Murphy, a/k/a Daniel B. Murphy, a/k/a Daniel Blake Murphy Decedent. It is Ordered and Notice is given that on April 5, 2017, at 9:00 a.m., a hearing will be held at this Scott County Government Center, 200 West Fourth Avenue, Shakopee, Minnesota, for the adjudication of intestacy and determination of heirship of the Decedent, and for the appointment of: Timothy Murphy, whose address is 845 Westchester Avenue, Shakopee, MN 55379, and Mathew Masloski, whose address is 845 Westchester Avenue, Shakopee, MN 55379 as co-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 Minn. Stat. 524.3-801) all creditors having claims against the Estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: March 1, 2017 Filed in Scott County Courts March 1, 2017 By: Christian S. Wilton District Court Judge Probate Division By: Phil Bird, Deputy Court Administrator, Attorney for Personal Representative Kevin J. Wetherille (033036X) Jaspers, Moriarty & Wetherille, P.A. 206 Scott Street Shakopee, MN 55379 Telephone: (952) 445-2817 Fax: (952) 445-0812 kwetherille@jmwlaw.com Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 8 and 15, 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

BELLE PLAINE HERALD, BELLE PLAINE, MINNESOTA "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.

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 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 mort-

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS 2017 Street and Utility Improvements City of Belle Plaine Belle Plaine, MN RECEIPT AND OPENING OF PROPOSALS: Sealed proposals for the work described below will be received at the Office of the City Administrator, City of Belle Plaine, 218 North Meridian Street, Belle Plaine, MN 56011 until 11:00am on March 28, 2017 at which time the bids will be opened and publicly read. DESCRIPTION OF WORK: The work includes the construction of approximately: Common Excavation 8,800 CY Hydrant 3 EA Aggregate Base 3,800 CY 6” Concrete Driveway 400 LF Bituminous Mixture 2,300 TON Casting Assembly 22 EA 4” Perf. Pipe Drain 4,700 LF 4” - 36” Pipe Sewer 4,000 LF Curb & Gutter 4,700 LF 8” x 4” Wye 19 EA Concrete Walk 7,900 SF Construct Drainage Structure 125 LF 8” Watermain 2,200 LF Seed, Mulch, Fertilizer 5,200 SY together with numerous related items of work, all in accordance with Plans and Specifications. PLANHOLDERS LIST, ADDENDUMS AND BID TABULATION: The planholders list, addendums and bid tabulations will be available for download on-line at www.bolton-menk.com or www.questcdn.com. Any addendums may also be distributed by mail, fax or email. TO OBTAIN BID DOCUMENTS: Complete digital project bidding documents are available at www.boltonmenk.com or www.questcdn.com. You may view the digital plan documents for free by entering Quest project #4768826 on the website’s Project Search page. Documents may be downloaded for $20.00. Please contact QuestCDN.com at 952-233-1632 or info@questcdn.com for assistance in free membership registration, viewing, downloading, and working with this digital project information. An optional paper set of project documents is also available for a nonrefundable price of $50.00 per set, which includes applicable sales tax and shipping. Please make your check to payable to Bolton & Menk, Inc. and send it to 1960 Premier Drive, Mankato, MN 56001, (507) 625-4171, fax (507) 625-4177. BID SECURITY: A certified check or proposal bond in the amount of not less than 5 percent of the total amount bid, drawn in favor of City of Belle Plaine shall accompany each bid. OWNER'S RIGHTS RESERVED: The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any irregularities and informalities therein and to award the Contract to other than the lowest bidder if, in their discretion, the interest of the Owner would be best served thereby. Dated: February 21, 2017 /s/ Mike Votca, City Administrator Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 1, 8 and 15, 2017.

gaged 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.

PAGE nine 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.

Belle Plaine Police Report

The week of Feb. 27-March 5, medical help at 5:13 a.m. A Belle Plaine police responded man was transported to an area NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT to the following selected calls: hospital. LIEN FORECLOSURE SALE A person on the 1000 block NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of West State Street called for Monday, Feb. 27 that default has been made in the terms and conditions of the Declaration of A person on the 900 block of medical help at 2:23 p.m. A Crimson Arbor Association (hence- South Chestnut Street called man was transported to an area forth the “Declaration”) recorded in hospital. the office of the Recorder for Scott for medical help at 10:01 a.m. A person on the 800 block of County, Minnesota on September 9, A man was transported to an East Main Street reported at 2003, as Document No. A 623492, area hospital. which covers the following propOfficers assisted school staff 3:50 p.m. someone had tried erty: on the 1100 block of West to break into the building. PoLot 33, Block 1, Crimson Arbor, Common Interest Community Commerce Drive at 12:42 p.m. lice found minor damage to the Number 1127, Scott County, by staying with a student that building door’s lock. Police are Minnesota had caused a disturbance. They investigating. WHEREAS, pursuant to said A vehicle was stopped near Declaration, there is claimed to be waited for the child’s parents to the intersection of East Main due and owing as of February 28, arrive. 2017, from Mark Frazier, title holdThe driver of a vehicle stopped Street and Old Highway 169 er, to Crimson Arbor Association, Boulevard at 11:11 p.m. The a Minnesota non-profit corpora- at 2:50 p.m. near the intersec- driver, an 18-year-old Belle tion, the principal amount of Seven tion of Old Highway 169 BouThousand Three Hundred Twenty levard and East Main Street Plaine man, was cited for the and No/100 Dollars ($7,320.00) for was arrested on an outstanding equipment violation, possesassessments, late fees and related sion of marijuana and underage charges, plus assessments, collec- warrant. possession of alcohol. tion costs, attorneys’ fees and other A person on the 400 block of Saturday, March 4 amounts will be incurred since said South Chestnut Street reported date, including costs of collection at 4:22 p.m. a violation of a re- A person on the 200 block and foreclosure; of East Main Street called for WHEREAS, no action is now straining order. pending at law or otherwise to recovA person on the 400 block of medical help at 4:20 a.m. A er said debt or any part thereof; South Meridian Street called woman was transported to an WHEREAS, the owner has not area hospital. been released from the financial for medical help at 4:43 p.m. A woman was transported to an A person on the 400 block of obligation to pay said amount; WHEREAS, pursuant to the area hospital. Century Street called for mediDeclaration and Minn. Stat. cal help at 9:10 p.m. A man was Tuesday, Feb. 28 §515B.3-116(h), said debt created a transported to an area hospital. lien upon said premises in favor of A woman arrested for violatSunday, March 5 Crimson Arbor Association as evi- ing a restraining order on the denced by the lien statement recordOfficers were called at 12:41 ed on September 14, 2016, in the 400 block of South Chestnut a.m. because an inebriated man office of the Scott County Recorder Street was also charged with as Document No. A1010152; fifth-degree drug possession. had left a downtown establishWHEREAS, pursuant to the power Drugs were found on her per- ment and had not yet arrived of sale granted by the owner(s) in home. He was located by police taking title to the premises subject son when she was checked into and turned over to the care of to said Declaration, said lien will be the county jail at 1:46 p.m. friends. foreclosed by the sale of said properWednesday, March 1 ty by the sheriff of said county at the Police checked on a vehicle The driver of a vehicle, a 25Scott County Sheriff’s Department, 301 Fuller Street South, Shakopee, parked on private property near year-old Shakopee woman, Minnesota, on April 25, 2017, at the intersection of West Church stopped near the intersection 10:00 o’clock a.m., at public aucof East Main Street and Comtion to the highest bidder, for cash, and North Meridian streets at merce Drive at 2:08 a.m. for a to pay the amount then due for said 9:07 p.m. The driver of the veassessments, together with the costs hicle was wanted on outstand- speeding violation was cited for speeding and arrested for of foreclosure, including attorneys’ ing warrants. fees as allowed by law. The time fourth-degree DWI. Thursday, March 2 allowed by law for redemption by A man was found passed out the unit owners, their personal repA person on the 900 block of resentatives or assigns is six (6) South Cedar Street reported at in the entrance to a building on the 800 block of West Main months from the date of said sale. The following information is 10:45 a.m. fraudulent use of a Street. The inebriated man was provided pursuant to Minnesota credit card after a trip to Texas. checked over by the ambulance Statutes Sections 580.025 and The completed report will be crew and turned over to his 580.04: forwarded to the correct depart- family members for care. (1) Street Address of Property: 7576 Arbor Lane, Savage, MN ment in Texas. 55378 The driver of a vehicle, a (2) Name of Transaction Agent, 19-year-old Jordan man, was Residential Mortgage Servicer, stopped at 3:29 p.m. near the Lender &/or Broker: N/A (3) Tax Parcel Identification Number intersection of East Prairie and of the Property: 26-3600330 South Ash streets. He was cited (4) Transaction Agent’s Mortgage for driving after license revoThe week of Feb. 27-March Identification Number, if known: cation and possession of mari- 5, Belle Plaine firefighters reN/A (5) Name of Mortgage Originator, juana. sponded to the following seif stated on mortgage: N/A Police were notified at 6:31 lected calls: (6) Date on which Occupant must p.m. of three people in a vevacate Property, if mortgage is not reinstated under Section 580.30 or hicle parked on the 600 block Wednesday, March 1 property redeemed under 580.23: of Elm Street with the windows Firefighters responded at 11:59 p.m. on October 25, 2017. down and loud music playing. If the foregoing date is a Saturday, The driver, a 20-year-old Belle 11:30 a.m. to a house fire on Sunday or legal holiday, then the the 1100 block of Schoolhouse date to vacate is the next business Plaine man, was cited for possession of marijuana and arrest- Drive. An electrical fan started day at 11:59 p.m. a small fire. REDEMPTION NOTICE ed on outstanding warrants. THE TIME ALLOWED BY Friday, March 3 LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE A person on the 1000 block MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL of Prairie Oak Drive called for Want your

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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

SHOULDER PREPARATION TYPE SP 12.5 WEARING COURSE MIX TYPE SP 19.0 NON WEARING COURSE MIX REMOVE BITUMINOUS PAVEMENT FULL DEPTH RECLAMATION MILL BITUMINOUS SURFACE

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.

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tinued. “They battled through adversity and some major injuries and showed great perseverance. We will really miss them. Thanks to them for all they have done. Also, a special thanks to Carly Werner for all of her help as my assistant coach this season. Her presence has really helped our program. Thanks for all the support that we saw at St. Peter and all season. Your presence really helped us and was appreciated.â€? Belle Plaine, which was 2-10 in the Minnesota River Conference, ďŹ nished the season with an overall record of 6-21. St. Peter went on to lose Friday night’s subsection semiďŹ nal game to No. 3 seed GlencoeSilver Lake 76-53. G-SL was scheduled to play No. 1 seed Norwood Young America in the subsection championship at Minnesota State University, Mankato Tuesday night after this edition of the Herald went to press. 2016-17 BPHS Girls’ Basketball Results Nov. 29 at WEM L 53-49 Dec. 1 at JWP W 64-52 Dec. 2 at C. Falls W 49-46 Dec. 6 vs. S.E. L 49-41 Dec. 9 vs. TCU L 61-57 Dec. 13 at Fairmont L 71-49 Dec. 15 at Jordan L 76-48 Dec. 20 at Mayer L. L 65-41 Dec. 22 vs. G-SL L 69-32 Dec. 29-30 at NYA Tourney vs. Mpls. So. L 78-34 vs. New Ulm L 86-44 Jan. 3 vs. Farib. BA L 70-60 Jan. 6 vs. NYA L 83-24 Jan. 7 vs. St. Peter L 65-44 Jan. 12 at LS-H W 66-35 Legal Notices Jan. 20 at S.E. L 64-52 Jan. 23 vs. W-M L 83-50 Jan. 26 at TCU L 78-64 Jan. 31 vs. Jordan L 66-54 Feb. 3 vs. Mayer L. L 74-40 Feb. 6 at Mound W. L 73-44 Feb. 9 at NYA L 82-46 Feb. 10 at GFW L 82-48 Feb. 13 vs. LCWM W 75-48 Feb. 14 vs. LS-H W 74-44 Feb. 21 at Breck W 70-51 Subsection Tournament Feb. 28 at St. Peter L 67-55

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the third period and there wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t any change in the direction of the other wrestler, but I guess the bottom line is that Jackson needed to ďŹ nish and convert on one of three really good leg attacks that he did have.â&#x20AC;? Tyler Buesgens had another great year of wrestling as the junior wrestled his way into the state semiďŹ nals at 182. He opened the state individual tournament with a three-quarter nelson pin of Holden Law of Hibbing before winning a quarterďŹ nal Section 2AA championship rematch with a pin over Hutchinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Josh Filk. Buesgens met Oronoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bobby Striggow in the semiďŹ nals and both of the wrestlers had placed in last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s state bracket at 182, with Buesgens placing fourth and Striggow ďŹ fth. The match got off to a good start as Buesgens scored the opening take down with a quick lowlevel leg attack that gave him a 2-0 lead. However, there would be a blow to the head that forced Buesgens to call for an injury time out, and from that point forward, Buesgens did not appear to be the same wrestler. Although Buesgens scored a second period escape to take a 3-1 lead, Striggow was able to score an under hook singleleg attack to tie the match at 3-3 going into the third period. The Orono wrestler was able to win the match in the third period when he scored an escape, take down and quick near fall. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It appeared that Tyler was in good position and ready to go as he scored that opening take down,â&#x20AC;? states Ripley. â&#x20AC;&#x153;However, after that knock to the head, Tyler did not seem the same and you have to give Striggow some credit for wrestling a good match, particularly in the third period.â&#x20AC;? Buesgens bounced back with a pair of hard-fought wins in the consolation bracket to place third. Scott West 132-pounder Tyler Shackle opened the state individual tournament in convincing fashion as he defeated the 34-2 and #4-seeded Kellen Schauer of Grand Rapids 6-1. Shackle continued to be at the top of his game as he used a well-executed single to take the 33-5 and #5-seeded Jordan Winter to his back for a ďŹ vepoint move and a dominating 8-1 win that advanced him to the semiďŹ nals against Nebraska recruit Tucker Sjomeling of Delano. Although Sjomeling scored the opening take down, a pair of Shackle escapes tied the match 2-2 going into the third period. Throughout the match, Sjomeling had fought off some really solid leg attacks by Shackle, and after scoring a third period escape to take a 3-2 lead, Sjomeling scored his second take down of the match and later scored a set of back points as he took Shackle to his back with a leg turk and a 7-2 win. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tyler really put three nice matches together here, which included some really solid leg attacks and good, hard riding,â&#x20AC;? explains Ripley. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was really positive to see him go toe to toe with Sjomeling for the better part of their match.â&#x20AC;? While Sjomeling would later go on to win his third state championship, Shackle dropped a hard-fought 6-4 consolation semiďŹ nal match to LitchďŹ eldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sam Tibbits. After that loss, Shackle went to the ďŹ fth place

(continued from page 1) match, where he won in a walkover as South St. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Antonio Cortez had failed to make the last weigh in and was disqualiďŹ ed from the tournament. Parker Huss (138) would wrestle his way to his second state tournament placing as he followed a similar wrestle back path as he had at the section championships the week before. After dropping a 5-4 opening-round match to New Ulmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 38-1 and #3-seeded Hunter Ranweiler, Huss got the opportunity to wrestle back and he defeated Perhamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dylan Fudge 13-6. Huss made it back to the state placings in the Saturday morning consolation round as he used a pair of second period take downs to secure a solid 5-2 win over Wabasso-Red Rock Centralâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tyson Doubler. Following the win over Doubler, Huss was moved to the match for ďŹ fth place, where he was pinned in a third period cradle by Albert Leaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brody Nielson. It was then back to where the tournament had started for Huss as he faced New Ulmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hunter Ranweiler, who won a hard-fought 2-2 ride out overtime decision. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It would have been nice to see Parker win his ďŹ nal match in a Scott West singlet and that is what he wanted to do,â&#x20AC;? states Ripley. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Parker had a really good career here at Scott West as he was a two-time state place-winner, while being a big part of our team success over the last three or four years.â&#x20AC;? At 145 pounds, Scott West junior Jack Fogarty nearly made a successful entrance to the mats of the state individual tournament as he wrestled a hard-fought opening round match against Kasson-Mantorvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 34-8 and #3-seeded Isaac Haman. After a scoreless ďŹ rst two periods, Fogarty scored an escape to take a 1-0 lead. But Haman scored a take down with about 40 seconds left in the match to take a 2-1 lead and an eventual 4-2 matchwinning take down. Following the loss to Haman, Fogarty got an opportunity to wrestle back but dropped a 5-2 decision to Hibbingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s AJ Bethea. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jack had a really good year of improvement and wrestled pretty well in the sections and state tournament,â&#x20AC;? states Ripley. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hopefully, we will see that improvement continue and he will be back with another opportunity at the state tournament next year.â&#x20AC;?

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H.S. Boys’ Basketball

Belle Plaine Wins Thriller at NYA

by Dan Ruud The Belle Plaine High School boys’ basketball team did not end the regular season well with a 59-54 loss at Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton last Tuesday night at JWP. But the Tigers made that loss a distant memory with a thrilling 70-69 overtime victory in this past Monday night’s Section 2AA, North Subsection quarterfinal game against No. 4 seed Norwood Young America in NYA. Belle Plaine (14-13), the fifth seed, will play No. 1 seed Jordan (23-3), which like NYA, won both regular season meetings against the Tigers. Belle Plaine hopes that the third time Scott West junior Tyler Buesgens, left, who won all three of his team matches by pin fall on will be a charm again in this Thursday, won five of six matches in the individual tournament on Friday and Saturday on his Thursday’s 6 p.m. subsection way to finishing third at 182 pounds. semifinal at New Prague High School. Jordan whipped No. 8 seed Le Sueur-Henderson 71-46 in a subsection quarterfinal Monday night in Jordan. The Belle Plaine/Jordan winner will take on either No. 3 seed GlencoeThe Scott West Panthers had Silver Lake (15-11) or No. 7 five wrestlers qualify in the inTri-City United (9-15) in the dividual tournament and they subsection championship at would be led by a pair of juMinnesota State University, niors as Jackson Stauffacher Mankato 7:45 p.m. next Monwrestled his way to his second day. straight state runner-up finish at TCU, the No. 7 seed, surprised 126, while Tyler Buesgens imNo. 2 Sibley East 78-75 in anproved to a third place finish in his second straight tournament at 182. “Both of these wrestlers were really shooting for individual state championships, so it becomes a little disappointing by Dan Ruud and frustrating when they lose The Belle Plaine High School a match and that does not hapgirls’ basketball team was not pen,” states Scott West co-head able to continue its three-game coach Darren Ripley. “Jackson winning streak at the finish of wrestled really good in his state the regular season into the postchampionship match and ended season as it lost 67-55 to St. up a point short, so it was very Peter in the first round of the frustrating for him.” Section 2AA, North Subsection It was a frustrated Hutchinson Tournament last Tuesday night wrestler, Brock Luthens, as he in St. Peter. would meet Stauffacher in the The seventh-seeded Tigers did state semifinal match in what not go down without a fight, was a rematch from the Section however, as they led the second2AA championship match from seeded Saints much of the seca week before that was won by ond half, including 15-7 at one Stauffacher 3-2. Stauffacher left point. But St. Peter, playing its little doubt as to who the better wrestler was in this one as he Scott West sophomore Tyler Shackle, left, had a full plate final game in its longtime gym beat Luthens from every posi- at this year’s state tournament. In the photo above, he was before moving to its new high tion by scoring two take downs, called upon to take on junior Jake Gliva in the team semifinals school next year, battled back to take a 40-32 lead at the end an escape and used some good, against Simley on Thursday, which Shackle lost. Gliva went of the first half. Belle Plaine got hard third period riding to keep the Tiger wrestler in the down on to capture the state Class 2A title at 126 pounds, defeat- the lead down to 44-39 early in position for the entire period in ing Scott West’s Jackson Stauffacher 3-2 in the championship the second half before St. Peter match. Shackle, who won his first two matches in the indi- built a double-digit cushion and the 5-1 win. vidual tournament, then ran into senior Tucker Sjomeling of maintained it. The win over Luthens put Stauffacher into the state cham- Delano in Saturday’s 132-pound semifinals and lost by deci- “We came out ready to play pionship finals against another sion. Sjomeling went on to win his third state title. Shackle against a very good team in a tough atmosphere,” said Belle familiar opponent in that of ended up placing fifth. Plaine coach Randy Carlson. Jake Gliva of Simley. The two “It was great to see us keep our standout wrestlers had met in composure and play our game. the 2014 state team championWe defended and rebounded ship finals when both of them very well early in the game were eighth-graders and wresand were able to find ways to tling at 106. Stauffacher won score.” that match 6-4. On Saturday Paige Narveson, Elizabeth night in the state championJohnson and Sarah Lenz led ship finals, Stauffacher started the Tigers with 19, 17 and 10 with a low leg attack right points, respectively. Lauren away that sat the Simley wresJohnson added five points and tler to the mat where he was Lily Vinkemeier had three. unable to power through for Elizabeth Johnson had nine rethe two-point take down, and bounds and four assists, both while Stauffacher would set team highs. the tempo of the match, Gliva “I am really proud of the way was able to sneak in one attack our team came to play and the that he worked his way into a effort they showed,” Carlson take down and a 2-1 first pesaid. “We have come a long riod lead. After the two wresway this year and it was good tlers had exchanged escapes to to finish with some wins and make it a 3-2 Gliva lead in the a solid game in the sections. third period, Stauffacher kept Hopefully, our younger players the pressure on Gliva, and with gain some confidence and mo1:09 left in the third period, the tivation from this. If they really mat official warned Gliva for devote themselves this offseastalling. Stauffacher then got to son, we can expect some big the leg of Gliva in the middle things from them. It will come of the mat and appeared to be down to how good do they want in a good scoring position, but to be. Gliva kick his leg out as he continued to back up and run out “This game marked end of the the clock for the 3-2 win. (high school basketball) careers of four seniors that showed a lot “It was a really frustrating of determination and leadership match to watch as Jackson pret– Alexa Lenz, Schuyler Sterk, ty much did most of the work Ireland Lambrecht and Elizaand the Simley wrestler got the beth Johnson,” Carlson conwin,” states Ripley. “There was the stall call midway through Scott West senior Parker Huss, right, won all three of his Girls’ Basketball State Wrestling Recap matches in the team tournament on Thursday and placed (continued on page 10) (continued on page 10) sixth in the 138-pound class in the individual tournament.

other overtime game Monday night. Glencoe-Silver Lake

Boys’ Basketball (continued on page 12)

H.S. Wrestling

State Tournament Recap Individual

Belle Plaine senior Nathan Herman scored a team-high 25 points at NYA Monday night, a number of those coming at crucial moments late in the game.

H.S. Girls’ Basketball

Tigers’ Season Ends at St. Peter

Belle Plaine Herald

Freshman guard Jaylen Struck-Schmitz, with the ball against St. Peter last Tuesday night, is among many regulars who will be returning for the Tigers next season.

Belle Plaine’s Alexa Lenz, playing in her final high school basketball game, tried to dribble around a Saints defender at St. Peter last Tuesday night.


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Belle Plaine fans made themselves heard during what were frenzied finishes to regulation and overtime this past Monday night at Norwood Young America.

Boys’ Basketball

toppled No. 6 seed St. Peter 7164. The South Subsection semifinals this Thursday (to be played at Mankato East High School) involves all the top four seeds as there were no surprises Monday night. It will be No. 1 seed Waterville-Elysian-Morristown (22-3) taking on No. 4 Fairmont (16-8) and No. 2 NRHEG (25-2) against No. 3 Maple River (18-7). The North and South subsection champions will play for the section championship 8 p.m. March 17 at MSU, Mankato. JWP 59, Tigers 54 The Tigers led 32-24 at halftime but that lead slipped away in the second half of a game that was still up for grabs in the closing moments last Tuesday night at JWP, where the home team finished on top by five points. The loss dropped Belle Plaine to a final regular season record of 13-13. “This game went back and forth, we just didn’t finish well,” said Tigers coach Paul Fogarty. Andrew Hunsader made five three-pointers for Belle Plaine

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on his way to a team-high 18 points. Brody Curtiss added 10 points to go along with six steals. Nathan Herman had eight points, while Noah Hastings had six points and six assists. Rounding out the scoring for Belle Plaine were Patrick Bigaouette (4), Jack Otto (3), Tommy Dikmen (3) and Matt Nelson (2). Tigers 70, NYA 69 The Tigers, who led the Raiders 37-21 at halftime, looked like they were on their way to another second-half collapse as the host Raiders led 60-53 with three minutes left in regulation. But Belle Plaine quickly rallied and took a 63-62 lead with just a few ticks left on the clock. That was just enough time for NYA senior and captain Kellen Erpenbach to draw a foul and step to the free throw line with less than a third of a second left. He missed the first shot but made the second to send the game into overtime. The four-minute extra period was just as back and forth as 36 minutes of regulation was. Belle Plaine led by three points early in overtime only to have

NYA come back to take a twopoint lead at 69-67 in the closing seconds. There was enough time left on the clock for the Tigers to bring the ball up court and make a few passes, the last of which was caught by junior guard Hunsader, who launched a three-point shot that dropped through the webbing with just 1.4 seconds left. A desperation attempt by the Raiders failed and the Tigers survived to play another day. “This was a hard-fought game,” Fogarty said. “I am so proud of how our team stuck together to get this win.” Seniors Herman and Curtiss helped see to it that this wouldn’t be their final high school basketball game as they tossed in 25 and 19 points, respectively. Hastings also had 19 points and Hunsader had seven, including the game-winning three. Curtiss (6) and Herman (5) led the team in rebounds. Carter Clemensen led NYA with 17 points, while Erpenbach and Logan Corlett both added 14.

Belle Plaine firefighters made quick work of a fire call last Wednesday (March 1) on the 1100 block of Schoolhouse Drive. A faulty electrical fan is blamed for the fire. Fire Chief Matt Stier said damage to the structure was minimal and nobody was injured.

Electrical Fire Damages New Schoolhouse Drive Twin House

Workers Escaped Under-Construction House Unharmed

An electrical fire that started in a construction fan damaged half of an under-construction twin house on the 1100 block of Schoolhouse Drive late Wednesday morning (March 1). Police and Fire Chief Matt Stier got the call at 11:38 a.m. He found black smoke billowing out of the house’s soffits.

age was limited to the one side of the twin house. “We used very little water,” Stier said. Firefighters ventilated the house and were packing up to leave by about 12:35 p.m. Wayne Schmidt, the developer of the residential property at 1149 Schoolhouse Drive said smoke damage was primarily limited to sheetrock and insulation. The house was scheduled to be ready for sale by May 1. “It’s going to set us back 10 days,” he said.

Grad Rates

City Council

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cent) of the fifth-year seniors graduated. Of last year’s 112 sixth-year seniors 95.7 percent of them graduated. Fifty-sox (98.3 percent) of the sixth-year graduates were girls and 56 (93.3 percent) were boys.

A Required Count

Starting in 2012, Minnesota began using the federally-required adjusted cohort graduation rate model, according to the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). This model follows students – a class -throughout high school from ninth through 12th grades and determines if students graduate within four, five or six years. The four-year graduation rate shows the number of students graduating from high school within four years after entering ninth grade. To determine this rate, MDE identifies all students who entered ninth grade four years ago, including those who moved into and out of the school district. The five- and six-year graduation rates show the number of students who took additional time to earn sufficient credits or meet other graduation requirements and to receive a high school diploma from their district. These two extended year Belle Plaine’s Noah Hastings, surrounded by NYA defenders, scored 19 points Monday night. graduation rates are calculated in the same way as the fouryear rate but instead determine the percent of students graduating in five years and six years. All schools that serve 12th grade students receive a four-, five- and six-year graduation rate, including traditional high schools and alternative high schools.

The Tigers’ Andrew Hunsader, pictured putting up a three-point shot at NYA Monday night, made the game-winning three at the end of the game.

The twin house -- known as a “mother-in-law apartment” -was filled with smoke. Stier and firefighters had been informed en route the men working in the house had escaped. The fire started in the rear of the house. Sheetrock workers were using a construction fan to circulate air in the house. The fire started in the fan, Stier said. Firefighters needed only a few minutes to squelch the flames. Using thermal imaging equipment, they checked the walls for unseen hot spots. The dam-

Kim Devine-Johnson, Tammy Devine, Christopher Johnson and Michael Carlson, the former of whom spoke at the public hearing last October and told the council the land has been in her family for over 100 years and that conservation has always been “core to my family.” Last July, the council approved the property owners’ request to annex 43.29 acres in Blakeley Township to the city to help pave the way for the solar energy complex. The interim use permit will allow a 5 megawatt solar garden on the site, which is located adjacent to the western boundary of the city limits. Joining the property owners as applicants is Toby Butterfield, representing DG Minnesota CSG 4 LLC. Butterfield said the solar panels will be mounted to steel racks at a height of approximately 8 feet. The complex will be buffered through a mix of fencing and vegetation, and “will only be visible to people on airplanes.” Native grasses and other vegetation will be allowed to grow within the complex. Butterfield added that there could be some 150 employees working at the site at the peak of construction, but once completed, the secured site will be basically unmanned. Over 300 feet of West South Street will be upgraded to accommodate the complex, access to which will be the same as the current access to Prairie Oaks Institute, which is also owned by the Devine-Johnson family. During the 2-4 month con-

struction period, Butterfield said they expect some 300 trucks to pass up and down South Street. Smith Strack said affected residential property owners would be notified beforehand about the construction schedule and the anticipated number of trucks per day, and who to contact for more information or complaints. Butterfield said the generation tie lines (power lines) associated with the project “will be designed, built and owned by Xcel Energy.” *Unanimously approved the fire department’s request to purchase a grass rig slide-in unit from Heiman Fire Equipment Company at a cost of $16,352. It will replace the existing aged unit. Fire Chief Matt Stier reported that public works personnel will perform the removal and installation of the unit, which means no additional fees will be incurred. *Unanimously appointed Catherine Tarbell as a member of the Belle Plaine Planning and Zoning Commission and Brittney Cotner as an alternate. Cotner had held the position before recently resigning due to schedule conflicts. *Public Works Superintendent Al Fahey reported that the retired U.S. Army helicopter that was removed from Veterans Memorial Park several months ago for refurbishing is “ready to be painted and we will be moving it out to the paint shop next week.” The next regular meeting of the Belle Plaine City Council is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 20 in the City Hall building at 218 North Meridian Street downtown.

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