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BELLE PLAINE, MINNESOTA, DECEMBER 11, 2013

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City Water Usage Rates Proposed to Increase 36%, Public Hearing Next Week Sewer Usage Rates Also Going Up by Over 30 Percent

The Belle Plaine City Council will hold a public hearing next Monday (Dec. 16) to give the public an opportunity to comment on proposed increases to the city fee schedule, which will take effect Jan. 1. The public hearing is scheduled to begin shortly after 6 p.m. The increases that will (if ad-

opted) have the biggest impact on most residents will be in water and sewer usage fees and rates (see accompanying table). The base fee for water is proposed to go up 15 percent and the usage fee by 36 percent. Fixed sewer and usage rates are recommended to increase by 15 and 32 percent, respectively. If the proposed water and sewer increases are approved, the projected total residen-

Usage Rates

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Proposed Rate Increases from 2013 to 2014

Rosie and Eric Lemke, their eldest son and family friends sifted through the charred rubble of a granary destroyed by fire Saturday evening. The blaze at the farmhouse on Merid-

ian Circle killed 24 chickens and destroyed outdoor toys and Christmas decorations. Investigators are preliminarily considering an electrical failure as the cause of the blaze.

Area Family Loses Granary, Chickens and Decorations in Fire

A Belle Plaine area family is dealing with the untimely loss of a grain bin, two-dozen chickens their sons were raising and several outdoor toys and Christmas decorations after a fire Saturday night. The fire was at Rosie and Erick Lemke’s rented farmhouse at 24750 Meridian Circle just south of Belle Plaine off County Road 3.

The fire in the building spread quickly. Firefighters got the call at 6:30 p.m. When they arrived several minutes later, they found the granary fully engulfed in flames. Its roof had already collapsed, said Belle Plaine Fire Chief Todd Otto. Firefighters from Belle Plaine and several area communities kept the flames from spreading to other nearby buildings with-

in 10 or 15 feet and the house about 25 feet from the burning granary. Other firefighters attacked the flames, bringing them under control within 25 minutes. Good fortune and luck helped keep the fire from spreading to other buildings on the property. The couple had just moved their bedroom to a lower level room on a side of the house closest to

School District Proposed Levy Not Enough to Draw Taxpayers’ Ire

If property owners in the Belle Plaine School District are upset over the school board’s proposed increase for 2014, they weren’t willing to voice their dismay during the annual truth-in-taxation public hearing Monday night. The board is proposing a 4.32 percent increase for next year. The impact of the increase is $51 to a house with a valuation of $150,000 for tax purposes. There was no comment on the proposed levy increase from

taxpayers. Tuesday, Superintendent Kelly Smith said he’s recommending a reduction in the 2014 final levy from the preliminary version the board OK’d this fall. Smith and the board are aiming for a levy increase that would reduce the increase to below 3 percent. The money to reduce the growth of the levy will come from debt service fund balance. Smith told the board cutting the growth of the property tax levy to 2.16 percent would cost

the granary building the day before. Erick was about to take a nap at 6:25 p.m. before leaving for his overnight job delivering newspapers when he smelled smoke and saw the orange glow of flames from the burning building. Rosie was not at home when the fire broke out. “If I was still upstairs, I never would have seen it until much

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(Average City Usage is 4,000 Gallons)

Residential Water Usage Rates Per 1,000 Gallons Up to 2,000 Up 36% $1.63 to $2.22 2,001 to 4,000 Up 36% $2.45 to $3.33 4,001 and Above Up 36% $4.46 to $6.07 Commercial Water Usage Rates Per 1,000 Gallons Up to 4,000 Up 36% $1.65 to $2.24 4,001 to 24,000 Up 36% $2.48 to $3.37 24,001 and Above Up 36% $4.52 to $6.15 Residential Sewage Rates Based on Water Usage Up to 2,000 Up 32% $3.19 to $4.21 2,001 to 4,000 Up 32% $3.74 to $4.94 4,001 and Above Up 32% $7.55 to $9.97 Commercial Sewage Rates Based on Water Usage Up to 4,000 Up 32% $3.23 to $4.26 4,0001 to 24,000 Up 32% $3.78 to $4.99 24,001 and Above Up 32% $7.69 to $10.15

about $100,000. “We talked about that in the fall. That’s the target,” he said. The school board is slated to pass the final 2014 property tax levy at its final meeting of 2013, Monday, Dec. 23, 6 p.m. As presented Monday night, the district’s proposed 2014 levy reflects tax collections of $4,641,256.50 – a proposed in-

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Slippery Going

Highway 169 in front of Emma Krumbee’s in Belle Plaine was the site of a crash Monday morning, in which no one was seriously injured. Scenes like this have been a common sight along the 169 corridor and elsewhere in the state as a prolonged arctic assault and a couple of significant snowfalls have kept roads on the slick side. Continued below average temperatures and some snow showers are in the forecast for the rest of this week.

Norm Pint New Manager Belle Players for Scott County Fair The Scott County Fair Board recently elected to hire Norm Pint as its new manager. The hire came after the departure of Brad Woodward earlier this fall. Woodward was with the fair for less than a year, having replaced longtime manager Jim Luce.

Pint, whose wife Lori is a longtime Scott County Fair Board member, has been able to keep abreast of fair matters for a number of years as he often sits in the audience during meetings. Also recently, Jerry Kucera and Doug Schmitt were named to the fair board, while Megan Ryan was elected president of the board and Pete Shutrop vice president.

Holiday Play Cancelled

The Belle Players planned presentation of “A Tuna Christmas” for this year’s holiday show has been cancelled due to not getting enough people to audition for it earlier this fall. The play was scheduled to be performed this Thursday through Sunday.

Building a House for Santa Belle Plaine Public Works employee Tim Nytes, left, and Mayor Mike Pingalore are among those who have been helping build the new community Santa House that is scheduled to open this week on the vacant lot at the intersection of Main and Meridian streets downtown. Also instrumental in its construction (not pictured) are Public Works Superintendent Al Fahey and employee Mike Herrmann. The hours have not been determined yet but it’s expected Santa will be available to visit with kids at least the next two Fridays and Saturdays. Construction of the house, which is about 12x7 feet wide and 12 feet high, is expected to be completed by Thursday. It will be painted red with a white roof and white trim. The paint is being donated by Steffen’s Hardware. Siwek Lumber donated the materials and Gregory Electric is donating the lights for the house. Berger Interiors is providing carpeting. Portable heaters will be used to help keep Santa and his visitors warm. The Belle Plaine Lutheran Home is donating candy canes for Santa’s visitors. The house is being built to come apart in sections for easier transport and storage. When announced, the hours Santa will be available will be posted at www.belleplaineherald.com and/or the Herald’s Facebook page.


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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013

Erick Lemke and his oldest son, Jacob (right), were able to save vehicles parked near the graThe glow of flames from a burning granary on Meridian Circle Saturday evening could be nary. Erick and Rosie thanked firefighters for keeping the blaze from spreading. seen for miles. Fire destroyed the building and its contents. (Photo courtesy Greg Kellogg)

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(continued from page 1) later,� he said Sunday afternoon. “It would have been much worse.� After calling 9-1-1, Erick and his eldest son, Jacob, quickly moved vehicles away from the burning building to save them from the flames and give firefighters room to work. A truck parked about 25 feet from the granary suffered melted taillights. They finished just as firefighters arrived.

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Erick also tried to save the chickens in a coop inside the building. But when he opened the door, he was overwhelmed by “pure black smoke and dead silence.� After firefighters arrived, Rosie Lemke returned home. A firefighter walked her back from the road to the yard, protecting her slipping on the ice that quickly formed from water sprayed on the flames. “It was hard to see. I didn’t want to see what was happening,� she said. Sunday, the Lemkes spent the morning sifting through the rubble and talking with Otto and the fire marshal. The source of the fire is suspected to be electrical, but the chief indicated the exact cause and location of the fire might not ever be known for certain. “It is what it is. Nobody was hurt and that’s the most important thing. Everything is replaceable,� Erick said. “This could have been a lot worse.� Amidst the charred remains, the family found the remains of the chickens. Jared, the couple’s youngest son, brought a bit of levity to the issue suggesting chicken nuggets for dinner. Poultry aside, there were no injuries in the fire. Firefighters from Le Sueur, Jordan and

Henderson also assisted in fighting the blaze. Rosie and Erick Lemke were grateful for the efforts of firefighters and paramedics who helped keep her nerves calm. But the loss comes at a tough time for the family. Erick works full-time and part-time jobs. Rosie is unable to work, still affected by injuries from a car crash last year. Everything in the building was destroyed, including beloved electric vehicles (a Jeff Gordon racer and “Grave Digger� monster truck) Collin, 9, and Jared, 5, played with and a basketball hoop 16-year-old Jacob enjoyed. The couple also lost several Christmas decorations. “You never want a fire, but you especially definitely don’t want it at Christmas time,� Rosie said. She and Erick will spend the winter looking for opportunities to replace the lost outdoor toys and equipment. One of the boys’ bicycles was spared. It rested on its side, buried in snow in the front yard. Erick joked that the bike was saved only because his son didn’t put it away as his father instructed him to earlier in the week. An expensive lawn mower was also saved. It was typically stored in the granary building. But this year, Erick decided to keep it in another of the buildings on the property he and his wife rented from Annette and Chris Moylan.

B.P. Choirs Present Holiday Concerts at School, Megamall Belle Plaine Junior-Senior High School choir members will perform holiday songs in two very different settings in the next week. Monday, Dec. 16, 7 p.m., the choirs will perform in the south

gymnasium in the high school. About 300 students will be performing and the larger gym will provide the needed space, said Cheryl Gorton, the school’s choir director.

Friday, Dec. 20, the choir will perform at the Mall of America’s large rotunda from 10 to 11 a.m. The BPHS students will be on the main stage, under the big screen and trees.

When It’s Cold, You Make Ice Dylan Nyberg (left) and Jake Scherer, volunteers with the Belle Plaine Hockey Association, were back flooding the ice hockey rink along South Market Street Saturday. The group has been working to get the ice into prime shape for skaters. Volunteers flooded the ice before Thanksgiving, but warm weather turned the ice to mush. The warming house will be open as soon as weather and ice conditions allow.

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Benefit Planned for Woman Fighting Brain Vessel Dissection

Stacie K. Schaaf Stacie Kay Schaaf, 48, of Belle Plaine, passed away at her home on December 4, 2013. A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at the Kolden Funeral Home in Belle Plaine. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Belle Plaine. Stacie was born in New Prague on January 17, 1965. She was a life-long resident of Belle Plaine Minnesota. Stacie enjoyed being out and about with friends and family and black bears. She enjoyed being a part of St. John Lutheran Church of Belle Plaine. Christmas was always her most enjoyable holiday to be with friends and family. She is survived by her father, Ed (Ione) Schaaf; sisters, Barbara (Ron) Schaaf-Koschel and Marsha (Boyd) SchaafReber; brother, Ed (Fay) Schaaf; son, Corey Schaaf; daughters, Tara Laugerude (Aaron), Amy (David) Gilbert, Andrea Nemitz (Mike); husband, Dennis Kuhlow; six grandchildren and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Stacie is preceded in death by her mother, Marjorie; brother, Bruce; and many other elder family members.

Grief Support Group to Meet For those grieving the death of a loved one, there will be a support meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. in the parish office building of St. Wenceslaus Church, 215 East Main in New Prague. This is a non-denominational group welcoming people from all faith traditions. Please come and receive support during this difficult time in life. For more information, call Deacon Bob Wagner at 952758-2716. Thank you to Fire Chief Todd Otto and the fine men of the volunteer Belle Plaine Fire Department for fighting our barn fire in frigid temperatures Saturday night. Your efforts are truly commendable and greatly appreciated. Also, thanks to Scott County Sheriff Kevin Studnicka and Deputy Mike Schultz for their diligence in a tough situation as well. Christopher and Annette Moylan

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started getting the pain under control. Aware that the problem had persisted for far too long, the doctor ordered an MRI. By the time of the results, Karen and Lee were feeling pretty ready to go home – until they heard her calmly say, “I’m really glad we did the MRI. You have a dissection in a blood vessel in your brain and you’re going to go to Abbott (Northwestern Hospital) now.” The trip to the Minneapolis hospital had ended up with her admittance to the hospital’s neurological intensive care unit. When she met a neurologist, Bessel was told, “You must have an angel sitting on your shoulder. We don’t usually find this on this side.” The next week was spent with many doctors visiting every day working to get Bessel’s pain under control, physical therapy appointments to teach her how to balance again, CT scans that identified a life-threatening clot that was eliminated. Blood thinners to get her blood thin enough so it can move past the dissection without clotting and risking further dangers. It took the week long stay in the hospital to find medications that would both control the pain and be tolerated by her system. Per the neurologist – no straining her neck, so a tolerated medication was necessary. Once discharged from the hospital, initial appointments were every couple of days. They are now once a week. Bessel gains strength and stamina slowly, but it is a frustratingly slow road. Her next scan is next Wednesday (Dec. 18). Another scan is set for March. Per the neurologist, this is a six-month healing process and it will take that. It can’t be rushed. For now, Bessel can give riding lessons, do ground work with horses and be a mom. She is grounded from riding until she gets a clean scan -- someHoly Family Academy in ru- thing she prays for every day. ral Belle Plaine will present “A Classical Christmas” on Dec. 22 at the Performing Arts Center in Belle Plaine. The presentation will include songs from “Handel’s Messiah.” Students, alumni and chapel members will perform the songs. The program will begin with a silent auction at 5:30 p.m. with items donated from many local merchants. The presentation will then follow at 6:30 p.m. Santa Claus will be available The silent auction will con- to visit with children at the clude at 9 p.m. A bake sale of Belle Plaine Public Library on Christmas goodies will also be Saturdays, Dec. 14 and 21 from noon to 2 p.m. The visits are available for all to enjoy. Holy Family Academy is a sponsored by the Belle Plaine private Catholic school. It cur- Friends of the Library. rently has 18 students in grades Santa’s helpers will bring their K–12. Holy Family Academy camera and the photos will be was established and has been free. Treats will also be given part of the Belle Plaine commu- away. nity since 1991. The Academy coops with Belle Plaine High Senior Dining School for most of its extracurricular activities. Seniors 60 years and older are invited to join us for Lunch at Come and enjoy an evening 11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. of wonderful singing and enFor dining reservations please tertainment. There will be no call 952-873-6311 three days admission for this event. Rethe 9 a.m. & 12:30 freshments will be served after prior between p.m. weekdays. the program. A contribution of $3.75 is A benefit is planned for Karen Bessel Saturday (Dec. 14, 6 p.m.) to help her family with expenses for medical care as she deals with a brain blood vessel dissection. The event will be held in the party room at Borough Bowl on East Commerce Drive in Belle Plaine. The event includes an all-youcan-eat spaghetti dinner with garlic toast. A free game of bowling is available with each ticket. Bessel is the mother of two boys, Ethan, 8, and Brody, 5. She and her husband, Lee, own of Belle Cheval Training – a horse training facility specializing in the training and showing of Morgans, Arabs and Saddlebreds. Karen spent the beginning of September fighting what was thought to be migraines only to find out it was actually something much more. After two weeks of repeated trips to the doctor’s office, injections at the office and at home, chiropractic adjustments and working through the details of insurance coverage for medications to be filled, the real problem was finally found. After a recommendation to go to the emergency room because all other options had been exhausted and the pain was so intense it was unbearable. Even her dog knew there was something wrong by his unwillingness to leave Karen’s side. Lee took Karen to the emergency room at Waconia Ridgeview where a doctor immediately

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Our Lady of The Prairie Catholic Church - Belle Plaine Fr. Michael Kaluza 952-873-6564 Wednesday, December 11 8:00 am. Rosary 8:30 am. Mass 6:30 p.m. Communal Penance 9:00 am – 6:00 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration Thursday, December 12 8:00 am. Rosary 8:30 am. Mass Friday, December 13 8:00 am. Rosary 8:30 am. Mass Saturday, December 14 4:15 p.m. Mass Sunday, December 15 Third Sunday of Advent 8:00 am Mass 10:00 am Mass Tuesday, December 17 8:00 am. Rosary 8:30 am. Mass 9:00 am – 11:00 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration Wednesday, December 18 8:00 am. Rosary 8:30 am. Mass 9:00 am – 10:00 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration

St. John Lutheran Church 148 S. Chestnut Street Belle Plaine, MN 56011 Pastor Mark Johnson sjlc@frontiernet.net 952-873-6492 Wednesday, December 11 5:30 Pizza 6:00 7th & 8th Conf. 6:00 5th & 6th Connect 7:30 Worship Choir Saturday, December 14 7:00 Weight Watchers Sunday, December 15 Holy Communion 8:00 Worship 9:15 Sunday School 9:30 S.S. Christmas Prog. 10:30 Worship w/S.S. Christmas Prog. Monday, December 16 8:00 Men’s Bible Study 6:30 Boy Scouts Wednesday, December 18 5:30 Pizza 6:00 5th & 6th Connect 7:30 Worship Choir St. Paul’s United Church of Christ 111 S. 6th Street, Henderson Pastor-Rev. Brigit Stevens 507-248-3594 (Office) Saturday, Dec. 14 7:30 p.m. Sibley Co. Choral Society Concert Christmas Play Practice Sunday, Dec. 15 3rd Sunday of Advent 10 a.m. Worship 9 a.m. Sunday School/ Confirmation East Union Lutheran Church 15180 Cty. Rd. 40 Carver, MN 55315 952-448-3450 Sundays 9 a.m. Worship (Holy Communion on the 1st, 3rd, & 5th Sundays) 10 a.m. Fellowship Time & SS St. John-Assumption Parish 26523 200th Street Belle Plaine, MN 56011 Father Sam 507-248-3550 Sundays: 10 a.m. Mass St. Joseph Catholic Church 213 South 6th Street Henderson, MN 56044 507-248-3550 Weekday Mass: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30 a.m. Saturday Mass: 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass: 8:00 a.m.

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Holy Family Academy & Redeemer Lutheran Church Chapel 14226 W. 280th Street, Traditional Latin Mass Henderson, 10679 182nd St., Pr. Diane Goulson Belle Plaine, MN 56011 507-665-2932 (952) 873-2582 or 873-6613 On Highway 19, 2 miles East of (coord.) Highway 169 Fr. Christopher Leith Wednesday, Dec. 11 Sundays 6:30-8 p.m. Confirmation 2:15 p.m. Confessions Sunday, Dec. 15 2:40 p.m. Rosary / 3 p.m. Mass Third Sunday of Advent-Joy Academy Mass - call for times 8:30-9:30 am Educational Hour 9:30 am Worship West Union Lutheran Church Monday, Dec. 16 15820 Market Ave. 3:30 p.m. Grief Support Group, Cologne, MN 55315 LS Library Church: 952-466-5678 Wednesday, Dec. 18 westunion1@juno.com 6:30-8 p.m. Confirmation Pastor: Wolfgang Laudert Wednesday, December 11 River Rock Church 6 p.m. Sweet hour of prayer PO Box 184, 6:30 p.m. Confirmation Belle Plaine, MN 56011 7 p.m. Choir www.riverrockchurch.com Saturday, December 14 info@riverrockchurch.com 7:30 a.m. Men’s Group Worshiping at BP Chatfield 9 a.m. Dress Rehearsal S.S. Elem. School Program @ 330 S. Market Street noon Youth baking Ministry Center: Sunday, December 15 124 W. Main Street, BP 9 a.m. Worship (952) 873-5453 Christmas program Lead Pastor Chris Teien 10 a.m. Potluck Smorgasbord Associate Pastor Dan Jetto 10 a.m. Youth Bake Sale (Please call for locations) Wednesday, December 18 * denotes 330 S. Market 6 p.m. Sweet hour of prayer ** denotes 124 W. Main St. 6:30 p.m. Confirmation Wednesday, Dec 11 6:30-7:40 PM Kids Bible Adv 7 p.m. Choir Club  & Jr High Youth Group* Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church 6:30-8:00 PM  Sr High Youth 500 West Church Street Group** Belle Plaine, MN 56011 Sunday, Dec 15 952-873-6545 10:00-11:15 AM   Worship Svc * Pastor John H. Meyer Monday, Dec 16 www.trinitybelleplaine.org 7:00-8:30 PM  Men’s Christmas Wednesday, December 11 Bible Study at Emma Krumbees 5:30 p.m. Advent Supper (free Wednesday, Dec 18 NO Kids Bible Adv Club & Jr will offering will support Trinity’s Outreach Fund) High Youth Group 6 p.m. Midweek Catechism NO Sr High Youth Group 7 p.m. Advent Service (Usher Team 6) Grades 3-4 sing First Presbyterian Church 8 p.m. Senior Choir Practice 219 W. Main Street, Belle Thursday, December 12 Plaine 8:25 a.m. School Chapel 952-873-2966 6 p.m. Men’s Choir Practice Pastor Don Genereux Friday, December 13 www.fpcbelleplaine.org fpcbelleplaine@frontiernet.net 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Home Basketball Games vs. Bloomington Lutheran Welcome-Learn-Serve Saturday, December 14 Inspirational Message Line 1 - 4 p.m. Home Basketball Games 952-583-3302 vs. King of Grace Wednesday, December 11th Sunday, December 15 1:00 pm Bible Study & Visitations 8 a.m. Adult Bible Study Sunday, December 15th 9 a.m. Worship Service (Usher Third Sunday of Advent Team 1/ Video: Kaletka) 9:00 am Worship Service 10 a.m. Coffee Hour (Hosted by Wednesday, December 18th 1:00 pm Bible Study & Visitations TLCWM December Hospitality Team) 10 a.m. Stewardship Presentation Zion Lutheran Church & 10:30 a.m. Adult Bible Study and School Sunday School 14745 County Road 153 12:30 p.m. STiC Christmas Party Cologne, MN 55322 4 p.m. “Seeking the King” 952-466-3379 Christmas Choir Service (Usher e-mail: brendathompsonzion@ Team 2/ Video: Meuleners) gmail.com 5 p.m. Potluck Supper Pastor: Eric Zacharias 7 p.m. Open Gym Basketball Wednesday, 11th Monday, December 16 7 p.m. Confirmation Class 7 p.m. Finance Committee 7:30 Choir Meeting Thursday, 12th 7 p.m. Stewardship Committee 10:15 a.m. Chapel at the Harbor 1:30 p.m. PK & K Christmas Meeting 7 p.m. Men’s Bible Study at Program Kingsway Friday, 13th Tuesday, December 17 8:10 a.m. Chapel 9 a.m. Rotary Gift Pick-up Sunday, 15th 11 a.m. K-8 Sing at Kingsway 8:30 a.m. Bible Study 8:45 a.m. Sunday School for 7 p.m. Council Meeting 7 p.m. Trinity Knotters Families Wednesday, December 18 9:30 a.m. Worship 10:15 a.m. Children’s Christmas 7:30 p.m. Bible Study Service at TLHA Tuesday, 17th 3:20 p.m. Faculty Meeting Basketball at Hamburg (Girls) 5:30 p.m. Advent Supper (free will Wednesday, 18th offering will support Christmas 7 p.m. Confirmation Class gifts for our Ministerial Education 7:30 Choir Students) 6 p.m. Midweek Catechism Oratory of St. Thomas 7 p.m. “Seeking the King” the Apostle - Jessenland Christmas Choir Service (Usher Father Sam Perez Team 3) 507-248-3550 Thursdays: Mass at 5 p.m.

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20-Year Sentence Brings Nightmare to an End for B.P. Waitress

Closure. The nightmare is over. For Pat Meyer, the horrible loss of her daughter, Leeann “Annie” Meyer is over. The woman who killed the 52-yearold St. Peter native last summer in Colorado was recently sentenced to 20 years imprisonment. A longtime waitress at Emma Krumbee’s here in Belle Plaine, Meyer and members of her family were in Colorado earlier this month to see Melissa Miller sentenced for her crime. Meyer and a son were among family members who read victim impact statements before the sentence was handed down.

Meyer had four-plus months wondering what happened to her daughter, the eighth of her nine children. She relied on her job and the support of co-workers to keep her mind off what had become of Annie. In the end, the family was willing to accept the plea agreement rather than risk Miller going free because one juror might have been swayed by the defense. Annie Meyer disappeared from her home in Wheat Ridge, Colo., in February. Her remains were found July 4 in Park County. Police believe Miller killed her before she was reported missing.

Carver County Taking Tree Orders The Carver County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) has tree seedlings available for sale to landowners interested in planting trees this spring. The tree seedlings that the SWCD sells are bare root, with an average size of 12-18” tall. The seedlings are sold in bundles of 25 of the same variety, and cost $35-$40 per bundle. All trees must be pre-ordered by Feb. 15 and paid in full at the time of the order. The tree handout is typically the last week in April at Baylor Park in

Norwood. Mailings and e-mail notifications will be sent out to those customers who have already ordered. Do not delay in ordering – the SWCD is only accepting pre-ordered trees this year and will not order any additional trees. For an order form of the trees available, you can visit http:// www.co.carver.mn.us/swcd or call 952-466-5230. You can also stop by the SWCD office at the Public Works Facility (11360 Highway 212), which is just on the west side Cologne, north of Highway 212.

Gaylord Will Clear Snow off Downtown City Sidewalks Gaylord has decided to try something Belle Plaine doesn’t do – remove snow from downtown sidewalks. Once the downtown street reconstruction project is completed in 2015, Gaylord city workers will begin clearing snow from the sidewalks in front of downtown businesses without a grass boulevard. The city won’t begin the process until 2015, the Gaylord Hub recently reported. It had planned to begin next year, but the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) has changed the timing of its plans for downtown street repairs

meaning snow will not be municipally relocated next year as planned. Gaylord City Administrator Kevin McCann recently proposed the idea, the Gaylord Hub recently reported. He said city crews removing snow from downtown sidewalks is more efficient and streamlines snow removal from the downtown area. While it involves additional cost to the city, it also shows support for downtown businesses. In Belle Plaine merchants are responsible for clearing snow in front of their own businesses.

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Ney Nature Center Christmas Bird Count Dec. 14 Ney Nature Center in Henderson will play host to the annual Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, Dec. 14 for the 17th consecutive year. At the same time, thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas will take part in this adventure that has become a family tradition for generations. Families, professional birders or ‘newbees’ armed with bird guides and checklists observe their bird feeding stations or explore select areas within a 7.5 mile radius of the Ney Nature Center. Much of Le Sueur, all of Henderson and the southeast fringe of Belle Plaine is part of the Ney

count. The procedure is simple and non time-consuming. Until 1900, the custom was to shoot (kill) as many birds as possible on Christmas Day. Frank M. Chapman, an ornithologist of the time, created the COUNT as an alternative to the slaughter. In December of 2012, almost 100 youngsters through oldsters assisted in the exciting endeavor in the Ney area. The data gathered becomes part of the Audubon state and national database. As disease, habitat decimation and weather changes deplete bird numbers, this information becomes increasingly valuable.

The counting process is simple. Interested parties are invited to contact the Ney Nature Center for count forms and additional information. For more information, call 507-248-3474 or 507-665-2658. The Ney Nature Center is located within a 446-acre Le Sueur County Park, east of Henderson on the bluffs of the Minnesota River. The park is open daily to the public for hiking, bird watching, snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Visit www.neycenter.org or contact Becky by phone (507248-3474) or e-mail (rebecca@ neycenter.org) for more information.

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That same plots, interesting characters Police Department of a change their address, the vehicle they date, he also acquired a new and outcomes that are hard to in his job status. drive and where they work. In vehicle. imagine at times, why not read Thomas James Salter was re- turn, local police systematically Since Salter did not have the some history? The history of cently sentenced to five years check on the offenders to verify license plate for his new vehiBurkina Faso had many twists of probation with a felony sen- they are working and living cle, police told him the paperand turns and many years of tence of 14-month prison sen- where they reported and driv- work would not be mailed to instability. 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The Best Snowplow Belle Plaine Public Works Superintendent Pat Fogarty said in 1983 that “I don’t know what we would do without it,� referring to the 1964 model Austin-Western motor patrol, or what used to be called a road grader. “Everything moves, including the four back tires and the two front tires, and you can steer from both ends. It’s hard to get it stuck but it can happen,� Fogarty said. The vintage machine had a 12-foot blade and an 11-foot wing blade. “I really like it,� Fogarty said. “I can blade off right down to the road surface. The trucks have no pressure on their plows and have to leave about 1/2 to an inch of snow or ice on the road. We save a lot of sand by blading down to the road surface. It’s also great for intersections where snow can be brought around the corner.� Belle Plaine bought the machine used for $10,000 in the 1960s. By 1983, a similar machine would cost over $100,000. The third major snowstorm to hit Belle Plaine that season dumped another foot of snow Dec. 13-14. That, on top of two similar amounts in November, broke all previous fall snowfall records here. The National Weather Service declared the autumn of 1983 to be the snowiest ever in Minnesota. Officially, the area had 42 inches on the ground. Belle Plaine’s Cable Communications Commission held its first meeting with Thomas D. Creighton, a cable TV consultant. He was hired to help steer the Belle Plaine board through the mass of required paperwork and hearings to bring cable TV to Belle Plaine. Ivan Otto was named chairman of the Belle Plaine board. Other members were Dave Stienessen, Bob Beck, Rev. Eugene Boschee, Larry Kahle, Mike Pribyl and Stan Walton. Ed Townsend and Gary Bigaouette were the city council representatives on the board, along with City Clerk David Unmacht. Belle Plaine ended a 129-year tradition of having a city clerk. The council voted to change David Unmacht’s title to city administrator. Unmacht had requested the change to follow the move of many other communities. He mentioned that when he attended staff meetings with area cities, he found that he was the only one with the title of clerk. A special German Christmas Candlelight Service would be held Dec. 17 at First Presbyterian Church in Belle Plaine. The entire service would be in the German language and be in the order of service of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Germany. Winners of the second Christmas drawing contest for the 1983 Christmas shopping season in Belle Plaine were Lee Sexe, Millie Finch, Walter

Bid for Traffic Light Control System 30% Below Estimate Belle Plaine City Engineer Joe Duncan reported last week that the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) on Nov. 22 advertised for bids for the four-way traffic light control system to be constructed at the intersection of East Main Street/Highway 25 and Old Highway 169 Boulevard. Four bids were received, the lowest being from Granite Ledge Electrical Contractors, Inc. of Foreston in the amount of $170,625, which Duncan said is over 30 percent below the construction estimate. In a letter earlier this year from Gregory Kern of Mn/DOT Metro Signal Design, the total cost of the system’s construction, as well as design and administrative work, was estimated at $298,188. The $170,625 bid submitted by Granite Ledge

Electrical Contractors was for construction costs only. Mn/ DOT will pay for 80 percent of that project’s cost and the city 20 percent. Once the signal system is in place, Mn/DOT will be responsible for its operation and performing “major� maintenance functions, including the emergency vehicle preemption system and replacing equipment when needed. The city will be responsible for “minor� maintenance items, including re-lamping and cleaning the system. The city will also be responsible for 100 percent of power costs, including connection fees and monthly power charges associated with the sig-

The East Union-Excelsior road was favored by most local motorists over the Bloomington road in driving to the cities that winter. The north-of-the-river route was kept in better condition. Farmers felt keen disappointment over the low poultry market that Christmas period. The Twin Cities market was flooded with poultry, and in the East no market at all. Jalmer E. Johnson of East Union was back on his feet after his collarbone, four ribs and a sprained ankle kept him abed. He had gotten caught between a tractor and a shredder. The flashy community basketball team that season was Assumption’s. Members were E. Conboy, M. Colbert, G. O’Connell, J. Colbert and R. Madden. The latest victim was Blakeley 45-8. On the Blakeley team were T. Steckman, F. Steckman, G. Lehman, C. Doheny and R. Brady. Thomas Newell Sr. had a narrow escape while dynamiting stumps. A charge exploded after he thought the fuse had burned out. He recovered at a Minneapolis hospital. Belle Plaine skat players staged a tournament here that drew 80 players from various parts of the state. Charles Frank, mechanic at the Triangle Motor Co., had a narrow escape when his car went off a high embankment on the Excelsior-Chaska road where a bridge over the railroad was being built. A detour sign was not visible in the darkness. Relatives and friends of Hon. A.J. Burling gathered at his home near East Union and tendered him a big surprise party on his 70th birthday. A gathering of about 75 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Johnson in San Francisco Township was a surprise carried out in honor of the couple’s 25th anniversary.

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Named by the district court as committee of appraisers for road damages on the new rightof-way of 169 between Belle Plaine and Jordan were Lloyd F. O’Brien, of Belle Plaine, Henry Arens of Jordan and Ray D. Hill of Shakopee. Thomas McCue, 60, native of the Belle Plaine community, died at a Minneapolis hospital. The funeral was held at Our Lady of the Lake Church in Mound with burial in St. Anthony Cemetery, Minneapolis. At the Belle Plaine Commercial Club meeting, officers for the ensuing year were chosen. President for the coming year was Emil Ashauer, Carl Johnson moved up as vice president and Clayton Nitz became second vice president. Secretary Ervin Otto and Treasurer Tom Lynch were reelected. There were 86 members in the club. Winter finally put in its appearance with the first sub-zero temperatures in this area. The mercury dropped to minus-12. A hog barn on the Tony Gansen farm burned to the ground, destroying seven hogs. The New Prague Fire Department was called but the fire was beyond control. Mr. and Mrs. Ed J. Sass arrived home from Evansville, Wis., where Ed had been filling in as manager of a Coast to Coast store for two months. Rev. Roland Gurgel, 33, pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church at New Ulm, accepted the call from Trinity Church in Belle Plaine. 60 Years Ago 120 Years Ago John S. (Jack) Frank, native of Belle Plaine, died of a heart (1953) (1893) The Belle Plaine Poultry Show ailment at Excelsior. He was 57 One Belle Plaine wood dealwas described by M.E. Church- years old. er had an order to supply 600 ward, noted poultry judge, as Dennis Bailey, formerly of the best show in years. Area Belle Plaine, was elected mayor cords of soft wood and 200 cords of oak wood. grand champion winners were of Norwood. Shooting matches for beef and Henry Ruehling, Howard Ruepoultry were the order of the 90 Years Ago hling, Nick Lambrecht, Lois day. At one farm in Faxon, 23 Melchert and Neirgarten. (1923) shooters took part in a match. Exceptional weather contin- Farmers were getting tired ued with all mid-December waiting for the price of wheat readings up to 55 degrees. to go up, and started marketing Local Legion Post members their grain. The price for No. 1 voted in favor of continuing wheat was 53 cents. the post. Robert Van Horik was A Le Sueur County man took reelected commander, H.H. two animals before the county Bertuleit vice commander. board for the capture of which 1 Hour Massage Gift Certificates for $50+ tax James R. Walsh, 60, who had he claimed wolf bounty. He was been a resident of St. Paul for awarded $22. A few days later May be purchased in office or online 10 years, died in that city and two other citizens of the county at healingessencemassage.com #OMMITTEDTO9OUR his remains were brought back put in appearance and claimed #OMFORT#ARE Pamela C. Pomplun-Morgan, NCTMB to his native parish of St. John’s the animals on which the boun200 West Main Street Belle Plaine • 507-351-3236 for burial. ty paid were their dogs. Bussmann, Darrell Bieder and Marilyn Devine. Gary Jeter, the son of 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat and the top stallion owned by NorthStar Stables, was being stabled at Cedar Ridge Farm in Jordan. Dick Kaveney, an attorney from St. Paul, was the president of NorthStar Stables and Dick Ames of Jordan, who owned Cedar Ridge Farms, was one of the investors of the thoroughbred stock company. The Belle Plaine High School boys’ basketball team, playing at home for the first time that season, fell to Montgomery 5547 before bouncing back to defeat first-place Arlington-Green Isle 60-57. The Tigers, 2-2 on the season, were led in the win against A-GI by Jeff Fogarty with 21 points and seven assists, and Kevin Wolpern with 22 points and nine rebounds. The Tiger girls’ basketball team gained two more victories that week – 46-29 over Arlington-Green Isle and Cleveland 63-45. Balance was the key against A-GI as Laurie Wolpern scored 11 points, while Sandi Schmidt and Pam Farrar both chipped in 10. Schmidt also had 14 rebounds. Against Cleveland, the high scorers were Wolpern (16), Sharon Meger (14) and Jody Schmitz (14). The BPHS wrestling team opened its conference slate with a 42-18 victory over ArlingtonGreen Isle. Mark Klehr, Carl Hennen and Shawn Buesgens recorded pins for Belle Plaine.

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crease of $192,136.36. The general fund – the fund from which the district pays most of its expenses -- is proposed to increase by 8.36 percent to approximately $1.29 million. The district’s proposal calls for it to levy $115,684 for community education programs, a 1.86 percent reduction. The levy for debt service – the fund that pays for bonded debt -- is proposed to increase by $95,150.03 or 3.03 percent. The debt service fund’s balance is just over $502,000 before its plans for refinancing existing debt is taken into account The amount the district will levy is a blend of numbers based on state formulas and local decisions. The district’s general fund levy is currently proposed for a levy of $1,294815.31 -an increase of $108,211.67 (or 9.12 percent). The biggest single line increase is $518,295.75 in location equity funding the legislature OK’d earlier this year. Location equity funding is additional money to cover higher costs associated with being in the metro area.

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Sticking with a financial theme during a workshop following the annual hearing, the board heard a preliminary report on its annual audit. James Ford, an audit partner with the accounting firm of EideBailly, presented a preliminary look at its annual audit. The final audit will be received Dec. 23. Ford lauded the district’s financial management and the board’s careful management of its financial resources. He said Belle Plaine compares very favorably to area school districts of like size in the immediate area.

As for the property tax levy, the amount Belle Plaine Schools levies has grown by approximately 10.68 percent since 2009. Last year, the local levy generated $986,245. In 2013, about 12.3 million of the district’s $14.02 million budget came from state and federal governments. Of that money, 72.9 percent – about $10.29 million -- goes to employee pay and benefits. The preliminary audit shows the district maintains a healthy unrestricted fund balance of just under $2.2 million. That’s about 14 percent of the general fund when many area school districts’ unrestricted general fund balances are in the neighborhood of 20 percent, Fords said. Money in the unrestricted general fund balance can be spent on almost anything the district needs. The unrestricted fund balance for community education is at $119,218 – almost double what it was in 2009. With about 80 percent of the district’s revenue coming from students enrolled, the audit shows a district that has enjoyed modest but steady enrollment growth since 2009. Belle Plaine’s K-12 enrollment tops 1,620 students for the fiscal year about 100 more than in 2009. The board has built its fund balances by keeping spending at or near its income consistently. In 2013, for example, the district spent $101,305 more than it took in. But that spending reflected the hiring of new staff and investment in technology. Central Boiler

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St. Thomas Future masses scheduled at St. Thomas with Fr. James Burns officiating: Sunday, December 22, 9 a.m.; Christmas Day mass, December 25, 9 a.m.; and Sunday, December 29, 9 a.m. Masses scheduled for St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Le Sueur with Father George Grafsky officiating are Saturdays at 5:15 p.m. and Sundays at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Todd and Peggy Sullivan loved Ireland! They spent a week with daughter Molly, who flew home on Thursday. Peggy stated they “were lucky to be there during unseasonably warm weather. On their first evening, they enjoyed old Gaelic music, not sung by professionals, but rather a group of the Spiddal folks just randomly singing heart-felt old songs til 2 a.m. and they enjoyed Irish dancing, jigging, in Killarney… thoroughly loved their time in Cobh where they made fast friends with sisters Deidre, Gill and Michelle and invited them to come to St. Thomas and commented on how we could show them a good time. We’ll hear much more of their trip in the future. While his folks were in Ireland, Joey Sullivan, was initiated in to the farmhouse

fraternity on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota where he is a student. Congratulations, Joey. John Russell Wolff was born to Adam and Lin Wolff in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on November 5. John is the first grandchild born to Larry and Betsy Wolff of Edina, and a great-grandson of Madelyne Burns Wolff of Janesville. Sam Goetzinger was Master of Ceremonies again this year at the Czech Junior Royalty Coronation Sunday at the Park Ballroom. Sam’s on the Holden branch of our St. Thomas family tree. Cole Vlasak, Corey’s lad and this writer’s grandson, is an Eden Prairie junior and back playing football after a shoulder injury last year. Cole, jersey number 81, played a wide receiver position on the team this season. The final game, November 29, was between Eden Prairie and Rosemount and televised! Eden Prairie won, 27-7. Cole said, “There’s not a more awesome feeling in the world as running with the ball under those lights with the crowd just roaring.” Yes, there is. It’s watching your grandson running with the ball, under those lights with the crowd roaring. Cole is an awesome player.

The Herald will publish all the Letters to Santa it receives this year in its special Christmas issue. Letters can be dropped off at the Herald office at 113 East Main Street downtown, or mailed to the same address at Post Office Box 7. You can also e-mail them to bpherald@frontiernet.net. All letters must be at the Herald office by 5 p.m. Dec. 18 or be postmarked no later than that date.

Better Breather Support Group Meetings

The new American Lung Association of Minnesota’s Better Breathers Club Support Group at St. Francis Regional Medical Center meets the first Tuesday of each month from 1-2:30 p.m. It’s held in the St. Francis Conference Area. The Better Breathers Club is a support group for people with chronic lung disease and their families, friends and support persons. The purpose of the club is to offer patient-centered, community-based educational opportunities and support to persons with chronic lung disease - especially COPD but also asthma, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), lung cancer and other chronic lung diseases. For more information, contact The New Prague Area Jennifer Johnson-Schmidt at Community Band Christmas 952-428-2377. concert at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis at noon last Saturday drew a large crowd. Alzheimer’s The concert began with the band playing the Star Spangled Support Group Banner in recognition of Pearl Harbor Day. Meets Dec. 17 Sunday evening’s Christmas The Lutheran Home: Belle Concert at St. Wenceslaus also Plaine and its Chapter of the Alwas well attended and enjoyzheimer’s Association provide able. resources and a support group St. John’s Catholic United for community members whose Financial had their winter meet- lives are touched by Alzheiming and Christmas party Monday er’s Disease and other memory evening. A potluck supper was loss disorders. served. St. John’s choir enter- The monthly support groups tained with Christmas hymns. are free and open to the public. Prizes and refreshments folThe next meeting will be Tueslowed the meeting. day, Dec. 17 from 6:30-7:30 Our band director, Rush p.m. at Kingsway Retirement Wagner, hosted a Christmas Center in the Ratzkeller Room party for the band members (The Lutheran Home-Belle Monday evening at his home in Plaine’s newest community for Lonsdale. seniors). “Caring and Sharing” Humor Corner: will be the topic. Ole was sitting at home Anyone with questions can alone when two sheriff’s depu- contact Sarah Beckius, LSW ties knocked on the door. Ole at The Lutheran Home: Belle opened the door and asked if Plaine at 952-873-2161. there was a problem. One of the Note: Therapeutic Respite deputies asked Ole if he is mar- Care is available for your loved ried and if he can see a picture one with Alzheimer’s/Demenof his wife. Ole showed him a tia for the hour while you attend picture of Lena. Support Group Meeting. The sheriff says, “I’m sorry sir, but it looks like your wife’s Murder In Faxon been hit by a truck.” Book ($10.95) Ole says, “Ya, I know she’s homely, but she is a great & 2014 Calendars cook.”

Union Hill St. John’s Catholic Church St. Scholastica Church Father John Burger and Deacon Bob Wagner Sunday Mass at 10 a.m. at St. John’s Servers: Shelly Boehmke, Alex Brezina and Sarah & Morgan Pint Saturday Mass at 8:15 p.m. at St. John’s Servers: Brad & Samantha Kubes Sunday Mass at 8 a.m. at St. Scholastica Servers: Billy Odenthal and Sarah Colwell No Wednesday 4:30 p.m. Mass until further notice. ***** Sunday, Dec. 15, after the 8 a.m. Mass at St. Scholastica, all are invited to a Holiday Fellowship in the church basement for coffee, rolls and conversation. The Children’s Christmas Pageant and Mass at St. John’s is Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. Bars, cookies and refreshments after Mass. Christmas Eve Mass is at 11 p.m., with carols at 10:45 p.m., and 10 a.m. Christmas Day Mass is at St. John’s. Christmas Day Mass at St. Scholastica will be at 8 a.m.

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Heroine Cases, Arrests on the Rise in Carver County

Like Scott County, sheriff’s deputies and police in Carver County have seen a jump in the use of heroine. Jason Kamerud, chief deputy of the Carver County Sheriff’s Office, said the amount of heroine seized has grown considerably in the past year. In 2012, the department’s deputies made 53 heroine-related arrests – a big jump from 2009-11 when deputies made 35 heroinerelated busts. The task force’s officers made only 22 arrests in cocaine investigations last year 22 arrests in 2012. In 2009 the task force reported cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana as the main drug threats in its service area, which

The week of Dec. 2-8, Belle A person on the 400 block Plaine police responded to the of East Main Street called for following selected calls: medical help at 2:51 p.m. A man was transported to an area hospital. Monday, Dec. 2 A man at a business on the A single-vehicle crash near the 600 block of East Park Street intersection of Highway 169 reported at 5:12 p.m. the theft and Old Highway 169 Boulevard was reported at 10 p.m. of six catalytic converters. A person on the 300 block of Tuesday, Dec. 3 South Market Street called at A woman on the 200 block of 10:51 p.m. for medical help. A East Commerce Drive called woman was transported to an for medical help at 5 p.m. A area hospital. man was transported to an area Friday, Dec. 6 hospital. A man on the 300 block of Multiple students at the juNorth West Street called for nior-senior high school on the medical help at 6:05 p.m. A 200 block of South Market woman, 74, was transported to Street were issued citations for minor consumption after a stuan area hospital. dent brought alcohol to school Wednesday, Dec. 4 and shared it with others. The A man stopped near the inter- school’s principal called police section of West State and North at 9:47 a.m. Parents of students Eagle streets for a traffic viola- were informed of the incident. tion early Wednesday morning A woman on the 500 block was arrested on an outstanding of East Park Street reported at warrant. He and a passenger 4:25 p.m. someone stole U.S. were also cited for possession mail. of a small amount of marijuana A woman on the 1000 block and drug paraphernalia. of East Enterprise Drive asked Police performed records police at 5:58 p.m. to unlock a checks on 14 people for issu- vehicle. ance of childcare licenses. A home health nurse on the 800 block of West Forest Street reported at 11:50 a.m. the passing of a woman. The body was released to the county medical examiner. A man near the intersection of Scott Lane and South Hickory Kick off the holiday season at Boulevard reported at 3:36 p.m. the Scott County Historical Soa property-damage crash. A ve- ciety’s Open House on Saturhicle struck a telephone pole. day, Dec. 14 from 1-3 p.m. The The pole was not damaged. event was originally scheduled A person on the 1000 block of for last Friday but was postEnterprise Drive asked police at poned due to the weather. 8:49 p.m. to unlock a vehicle. Nibble on treats and sip hot Thursday, Dec. 5 cocoa in the Stans House, and At 12:59 a.m., police report- warm up with a bonfire and ed citing numerous vehicles s’mores in the Stans Garden parked in the downtown area for snowbird violations. A woman on the 800 block of East Main Street asked police at 5:48 a.m. to unlock a vehicle. A vehicle parked on Meadow Place was cited at 9:02 a.m. for a snowbird violation. A man on the 100 block of South Meridian Street asked police at 9:11 a.m. to unlock a vehicle. At 10:20 a.m., police cited While no one is saying things a homeowner on West Forest are dim or dull in Le Sueur’s Street for outside storage of business district, the city council is considering a plan to items. Police executed a search war- brighten up the area a bit. A rant at a house on the 900 block new set of LED lights is under of East Orchard Street at 11:28 consideration to replace streetlights that date back to the eara.m. ly-1970s. A woman on the 200 block of LED streetlights are brighter East Orchard Street reported and more efficient than their at 12:48 p.m., the theft of an predecessors. City AdministraiPod. tor Rich Almich said they also

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The week of Dec. 2-8, Belle Plaine firefighters responded to the calls that included: Saturday, Dec. 7 Firefighters were dispatched at 6:33 p.m. to a building fire on the 24700 block of Meridian Circle in Belle Plaine Township.

(weather permitting). A special “White Elephant” gift drawing will also be held. This is a great way for the whole family to welcome the holiday season. Those wearing Horrible Holiday Sweaters are especially welcome. For more information, call 952-445-0378 or sherrick@ scottcountyhistory.org or visit www.scottcountyhistory.org.

New Bulbs Should Brighten Streets in Downtown Le Sueur require less maintenance, the Le Sueur News-Herald recently reported. They last five times the current bulbs. The long-overdue replacement on 39 poles will replace a variety of lights in 66 fixtures in the downtown district and pedestrian mall. The city estimates the more efficient LED bulbs will use less electricity, saving the city about $1,700 annually.

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TAE KWON DO This is the Korean martial art of Tae Kwon Do. Students will learn self defense, self control, history, sparring and techniques needed to test in the beginning level of Tae Kwon Do. Advanced students will continue on at their own pace. Students attending class in BP are also welcome to train at other Kroells Karate Club locations at no additional cost. SESSION 2: Wednesdays, Nov. 6–Dec. 18 (No Class Nov. 27) TIME: 6:30–7:30 pm AGES: 5 years old and up LOCATION: Chatfield Elem Activity Room COST: $36.00/ session INSTRUCTOR: Linda Kroells YOUTH WRESTLING Tigers to the mat!!! Belle Plaine Kid Wrestling is getting ready to start. This program is open to all kids grades K – 6th. Kids will learn the fundamentals of wrestling in a fast paced practice that will be challenging and fun. Practices will begin Monday, Nov. 25 at 6:30 pm in Chatfield Elementary. Practice will be Mondays and Thursday, 6:30–8:00 pm. The cost is free and each wrestler will receive a t-shirt. Questions Call: Jeff Bahr (952) 8735462, Jeff Hoen (952) 873-5424 PLYMOUTH PLAYHOUSE Church Basement Ladies in “The Last (Potluck) Supper� It is 1979, the day of the church’s Centennial Celebration, and past parishioners have gathered to share hotdish, bars, and stories from the last 100 years.

As the women work in the kitchen, these shared memories burst into life through a series of flashback. Travel back to 1897, and meet Vivian’s grandmother, one of the founding members of the church; see Karin as a newlywed, cautiously navigating her way through the politics of the kitchen; and be there on that day, in 1944, when Mavis first barreled her way through the swinging door. As they time-jump through a Century, these ladies manage to serve up a ribtickling panorama of the changes in the kitchen, without spilling a drop of their egg coffee! Meanwhile, the Centennial Celebration continues on the lawn. But the celebration is bittersweet. Times are tough in this small farm community, and hard decisions will have to be made. But, once again, your favorite church basement ladies handle it all with grave, hilarity, and some brand new musical numbers that are sure to get your toes tapping. Lunch is included and will be a chicken buffet. DATE: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 TIME: Depart at 10:15 am Return at 4:45 pm COST: $65.00 (includes transportation, lunch & show) DEADLINE: DECEMBER 13 ADULT CO-RECREATION VOLLEYBALL All men and women 18 and over are invited to play volleyball on Wednesday nights at the Belle Plaine High School. DATES: Wednesdays, Dec. 4 – April 30 (Gym Closed Dec. 25 & March 26) TIME: 7:30 pm LOCATION: BPHS, North Gym COST: $10.00 Season Pass $1.00 per

Apply Now for Scott County Sheriff’s Citizens’ Academy The Scott County Sheriff’s Citizens’ Academy will meet Monday evenings for nine weeks starting Jan. 27. Applicants should be 18 years of age and live, work or attend school in Scott County. Preference is given for first time applicants. All applications must be submitted by Jan. 15. Participants must agree to allow the Sheriff’s Office to run a background check. Class size is limited. The purpose of the Scott

County Sheriff’s Citizens’ Academy is to increase citizens’ awareness of law enforcement and provide information to the citizens who attend so they can make informed decisions about police activity. The academy is designed to dispel suspicions and misconceptions and to promote relationships between the Sheriff’s Office and the community to whom we serve. For an application or more information, visit www.co.scott. mn.us or call 952-496-8833.

Tri-City United Will Transport Students to Rink in Le Sueur The loss of two players from the Le Sueur-Henderson-TCUCleveland ice hockey team has made it cost effective enough that the Tri-City United School Board will now fund transporting the players to games and practices. The TCU school board recently voted 8-1 to use the most cost effective measure to transport the six players to and from the rink in Le Sueur for practices and games, the Le Center Leader recently reported. Six players can be transported in one van. Previously, when eight TCU players played ice hockey, two vans were required. Citing icy rural roads and inexperienced young drivers, parents of TCU ice hockey players want the school to transport players from Montgomery to Le Sueur during the winter.

TCU directors had previously balked at transporting the players, citing cost. The loss of two players saves about $2,700 in transportation costs. The district will fund the unbudgeted expense from a designated activity fund. It will be considered for inclusion in the 2013-14 budget when those discussions begin, the newspaper reported. Belle Plaine and Jordan schools, which cooperatively field the Scott West wrestling team, transports wrestlers to Jordan each day. “When a wrestling participant needs to drive to Jordan for practice it is only allowed in special circumstances approved by their parent with a phone call and/or a note, said Mindy Sparby, BPHS’s activity director. “Students are not allowed to transport other students.�

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night (pay attendant) HOLIDAY EXPRESS (A Family Event) Come visit the “North Pole� and help ring in the holiday season! Enjoy a continental breakfast, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and do some holiday crafts and activities. Santa’s Store will once again feature merchandise from local businesses for kids to do their holiday shopping in a safe environment. Items will cost between $1 and $5. Santa’s helpers will assist our younger shoppers while parents wait for them in the hallway. Toy donations or gifts for mothers will be collected for the Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women. This event is co-sponsored by the PTO, Belle Plaine Chamber and ECFE. Saturday, Dec. 7, 9 am - 12 (noon) Free will donation collected at the door. Location: BP High School TIGER CUBS BASKETBALL The Tiger Cubs Basketball Program is for boys and girls in Kindergarten thru 2nd grade. The program goal is to introduce and develop basic basketball skills. Each practice will conclude with a short game and fun activity. Tennis shoes are required and should be carried in. Kindergarten and first graders receive a basketball and second graders receive a t-shirt. DATES: Saturdays, Jan. 4 – Feb. 22 TIMES: Kindergarten: 9–10 am 1st Grade: 10–11 am 2nd Grade: 11 am –12 noon LOCATION: Chatfield Elem., Gym INSTRUCTORS: Volunteer Coaches COST: $25.00

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Le Sueur County Has More Money to Spend Than Expected

Thanks to a lower-than-expected premium increase for employee health-insurance coverage, Le Sueur County should have about $270,000 more to spend next year than commissioners initially anticipated. The money could be used to reduce the county’s proposed preliminary levy increase or for road projects. In September, the county board OK’d a preliminary levy hike of 4 percent, an increase the board would have rather eschewed. The 4 percent increase, if ultimately approved, equates to about $590,000 from taxpayers. At the time, commissioners stated road projects were a high priority for them since the county has far more needs than funding available, the Le Sueur News-Herald recently reported. If the board kept the $270,000 for road projects, it would allow Le Sueur County to repave County Road 154. The board, if it wanted to, could grant the county historical society’s 2014 budget request of $55,000 – a $35,000 increase over 2013. Additional funding could keep historic sites like the Ottawa Stone Church open seasonally rather than by appointment, the newspaper reported. Or it could use the money to lower the 2014 property tax bill.

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This past Saturday the Belle Plaine Early Learning programs, along with the Belle Plaine Events Committee, sponsored the very popular Holiday Express for youngsters throughout the Belle Plaine area. Holiday Express, held this year at the Belle Plaine High School, provides opportunities for children to make holiday crafts, go shopping for gifts (without Mom or Dad), visit Santa and enjoy some snacks. In addition, Belle Plaine area businesses had displays set up in the gym for all to view. Holiday Express has grown in size over the past several years and the move from Chatfield Elementary to the High School provided a great deal of additional space to spread events out to help the event go much more smoothly. This event is successful thanks to the efforts of all of our Early Learning staff and the numerous student and adult volunteers who make a commitment to the event each and every year. Thank you to all the organizers and volunteers for making this wonderful holiday event such a success each and every year! Our Early Learning programs presented information to the school board this week about a restructuring proposal for programs in their area. Early Learning programs include early childhood screening, early childhood family education (ECFE), early childhood special education (ECSE) and our pre-school programs. Although we have had great programming in each of these individual areas in the past, the efforts of the Early Learning group is to better coordinate all of their programs into a more seamless system of programming that will better serve the needs of each of our youngest learners. As part of the proposal, more inclusion (and better balanced inclusion) of special needs students with their regular education peers will occur, more consistent offerings will be available, and more attention to kindergarten readiness skills will be provided. I am excited about the programming that the leaders in these areas are working on. We have such great people working with our youngest learners and they are working hard to make our programs be the best that they can be. Thank you to each of you for all of your hard work in this area. The school year continues to go by quickly as we are already nearing the holiday break. Our break this year begins on Monday, December 23rd and goes through Wednesday, January 1st. School will resume on Thursday, January 2nd. I will not be submitting a column during the weeks of December 23rd and 30th as I plan to enjoy some extended time with family Legal Notices and friends over the holidays. Have a great holiday season everyone! As always, if you have any questions about school matters, please feel free to call me at 873-2400, contact me via email at ksmith@belleplaine.k12.mn.us, via Twitter @BPTiger716 or check our website at www.belleplaine.k12.mn.us. Go Tigers! PAGE TWELVE

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Suicide Grief Support Group to Hold Memorial Prayer Service The Suicide Grief Support Group will hold a Memorial Prayer Service on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Jameen Mape Conference Center at the Mayo Clinic Health System (Hospital) in New Prague. Please bring a photo of your loved one. Enter through the emergency room doors (southwest) entrance and take the southeast elevator, marked “2� to lower level “B� and follow the signs to the Jameen Mape Conference Center. Family, friends and anyone affected by a suicide death is welcome. No registration or fee is required. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Sally Schmid at 952-758-4735.

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

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Thursday, Dec. 12

Basketball: Girls B/V 6:00/7:30 vs @ Watertown-Mayer HS bus 3:30 Wrestling: B/V 6:00/7:00 vs Le Sueur-Henderson @ BP HS south gym

Friday, Dec. 13

Dance Team Suppers 5:30 @ OC Elem. Commons Wrestling" Varsity Duals 8:00 vs Shakopee @ Jordan HS Basketball: Girls B/V 6:00/7:30 vs Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton @ BP HS South Gym Basketball: Boys B/V 6:00/7:30 vs @

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Dance Team: JV Invitational TBD vs @ Hutchinson HS bus 7:45am Dance Team:Varsity Invitational 12:00 vs @ Hutchinson HS bus 7:45am

Monday, Dec. 16

7-12 Choir Concert 7:00 South Gym

Tuesday, Dec. 17

Basketball: Boys B/V 5:45/7:15 vs @ Bethlehem Academy bus 4:15 Wrestling: B/V 6:00/7:00 vs @ Sibley East HS bus 3:45 Basketball: Girls Varsity 7:30 vs Sibley East @ BP HS South Gym

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• Belle Plaine Run Club, an informal running club for participants who desire to run, socialize, and motivate. For more information and times, call (952) 486-1903. • City Council Meeting on December 16 at 6 p.m. at Belle Plaine Government Center. • School Board Meetings at Junior High Library ~ 2nd Monday of each month: meetings are scheduled as a work session; 4th Monday of each month: Regular business meetings for the board, Finance starts at 5:30 p.m. and regular at 6 p.m. For more information or if a holiday interferes, call (952) 873-2400 or go online at www.belleplaine.k12.mn.us • Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women now has free on-site childcare available during weekly evening and daytime women's support groups. If you or someone you know is or has been a victim of domestic violence, please call SVA at (952) 873-4214 for more information regarding the times and locations of the groups. • Senior Citizens Meet Wednesdays & Fridays Cards are played at 1 p.m. at Cardinal Ridge Apts. Mondays: Mom's/Women's Prayer Group: Meeting from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Call Amy for details and location (952) 484-9100. Wednesdays: BP Rotary at 12 noon at Kingway Retirement Living (Ratzkeller Room) Wednesdays & Fridays: Al-Anon Meetings on Wednesdays (only) at 8 p.m. Meetings are held in the hall at the corner of Chestnut-across from St. John Lutheran Church. Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays: AA Closed Meetings on Wednesday and Friday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m. Also, NA Meeting open on Sunday at 7 p.m. Thursdays: Belle Plaine Knitting Group meets at Kingsway Living Center from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room or in the Art Gallery. Open to all ages and skill levels. Knitters and crocheters welcome. Sundays: BINGO at the Vet's Club. Starting at 7:30 p.m. Public welcome. 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each Month: Support Groups for Families meet at the Valley Green Workforce Center in Shakopee at 6:30 p.m. and is for families who have a relative with a mental illness. The group is led by trained facilitators who also have a family member with mental illness. The support groups help families develop better coping skills and find strength through sharing experiences. For information, call (952) 890-1669. 1st Tuesday of the Month: Belle Plaine Lions/Board of Directors meet at Borough Bowl in Belle Plaine, at 6:30 p.m. • Area Separated & Divorce Support Group from 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Wenceslaus Church, lower level, in New Prague. Call Deacon Bob Wagner (952) 758-0463 or Mary (952) 873-6781 for more information. 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each Month: Area Separated and Divorce Support Group meets at St. Wenceslaus Church, lower level, New Prague 7-8:30 p.m. Call Mary (952) 873-6781 for more information. 1st Wednesday of each Month: B.P. Borough Riders Snowmobile Club meets at Sparetime Tavern in Belle Plaine at 7 p.m. • The Belle Plaine Friends of the Library meet at 6:00 p.m. at the Library. 4th Monday of the Month: Support Group: Women's Connection for Cancer. For more information contact the 'Ask St. Francis' info. line @ (952) 403-2000 2nd Tuesday of the Month: Belle Plaine Lions/General Membership Meeting at Duets in Belle Plaine, at 7 p.m. • Minnesota Valley Riders Saddle Club (MVR) monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Neil's Pub Rustic Room. Join in planning and participating in area horse related activities. • Valley Garden Club: meets monthly. Location varies, see bpgardeners.blogspot. com or call Anne Buesgens (507) 248-3666. 2nd Wednesday of the Month - Scott Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors monthly meeting at 8 p.m. at their office in the Scott County Extension and Conservation Center at the Scott County Fairgrounds in Jordan. For more information, call Shelly at (952) 873-5412. 2nd Thursday of the Month: Sons of the American Legion, American Legion & Auxiliary Mtg. at 7 p.m. at the Vet's Club. 2nd and 4th Thursday of each Month: New Prague Area Toastmasters meet from 7-8 p.m. at the New Prague City Hall, 118 Central Ave. No. Join to develop and enhance your speaking, communication, and leadership skills. For more information, call Carolyn at (952) 873-4489. 2nd Friday of the Month: Steak Fry at the Belle Plaine Vet’s Club, Steak or Shrimp, 5:30-8 p.m. 2nd Saturday of the Month: B.P. Historical Society Open Meeting at 9:30 a.m. at the Historical House Muesum. 3rd Monday of the Month: Vet's Club Meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Club. 3rd Tuesday of the Month: Sportsman's Club Meeting at the Vets Club in Belle Plaine at 7 p.m. For more information, call Maynhardt (952) 873-4395. 3rd Thursday of the Month: VFW Auxiliary meeting at 7 p.m. at the Vets Club. VFW Men at 7:30 p.m. at the Club.

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WEDNESDAY, december 11, 2013

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cards of thanks The family of Daniel “Lefty� Schultz would like to thank everyone for the cards, letters, phone calls and memorials. A special Thank You to those who shared a �special“ memory. Memories are what will help us get through this difficult time. Thank You and God Bless You. Kathy Schultz James, Jason, Jeremy and Jonathan Schultz A big THANK YOU goes out to Community Members, Belle Plaine Businesses, Belle Plaine Parents and District 716 Students and Staff. We cannot say thank you enough. Your time and willingness to volunteer for Holiday Express 2013 is really appreciated. This event takes many volunteers to make it happen and because of you the tradition continues.

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Legal Notices 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: July 31, 2003 MORTGAGOR: Stephen R. Niosi, and Kimberly A. Niosi, husband and wife. MORTGAGEE: Washington Mutual Bank, FA. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Filed August 7, 2003, Scott County Registrar of Titles, Document No. T147498 on Certificate of Title No. 38619.0. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association. Dated April 16, 2012 Filed April 23, 2012, as Document No. T215024. Said Mortgage being upon Registered Land. TRANSACTION AGENT: NONE TRANSACTION AGENT’S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: NONE LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Washington Mutual Bank, FA RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 16129 Northwood Road Northwest, Prior Lake, MN 55372 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 251410520 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: The land referred to in this Commitment is described as follows: Lot Eighty-four (84), of the Townsite of NOrthwood, as per plat thereof on file and of record in the Office of the Register of Deeds in and for Scott County, Minnesota. Together with the benefits and subject to the burdens of the following described easement, which easement is appurtenant to Lots 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 96, 87, 88, and 89, Townsite of Northwood, Scott County, Minnesota. Said easement is described as follows, to wit: A 20 foot easement for ingress, egress, and roadway purposes over Lots 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 96, 87, 88, and 89, Townsite of Northwood, Scott County, Minnesota, as per plat thereof recorded in the office of the County Recorder, Scott County, Minnesota. Said easement lies 10.00 feet on each side of the following described Line: Commencing at the northeast corner of Lot 89, said plat of Northwood; thence South 55 degrees 29 minutes 42 seconds West assumed bearing, along the northerly line of said Lot 89 a distance of 24.00 feet to the point of beginning of said line, thence South 27 degrees 30 minutes 18 seconds East a distance of 31.50 feet; thence South 04 degrees 56 minutes, 21 seconds West 113.47 feet; thence southwesterly 107.31 feet along a tangential curve, concave to the northwest, having a radius of 125.00 feet and a central angle of 49 degrees 11 minutes 10 seconds; thence South 54 degrees 07 minutes 30 seconds West tangent to said curve a distance of 271.84 feet, thence South 53 degrees 15 minutes 48 seconds West 165 feet more or less to the westerly line of said Lot 80 and said line there terminating. The side lines of said easement shall be lengthened or shortened to end at the northerly boundary of said Lot 89 and the westerly boundary of said Lot 80. For informational purposes only: This property is known as: 16129 Northwood Road Northwest, Prior Lake, MN 55372 This is Torrens property. Certificate No. 35391. COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $236,250.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $247,444.64 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 23, 2013 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 23, 2013, unless that date falls on a weekend  or legal holiday, in which case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None “THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE

REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED.” Dated: February 22, 2013 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 30 - 13-001429 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3 and 10, 2013. NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE Pursuant to the provisions of Minnesota Statutes 580.07, the foregoing foreclosure sale is postponed until September 24, 2013 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 6, 2013. JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 30 - 13-001429 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, August 14, 2013. NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE Pursuant to the provisions of Minnesota Statutes 580.07, the foregoing foreclosure sale is postponed until October 29, 2013 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 20, 2013. JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 13-001429 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, September 25, 2013. NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE Pursuant to the provisions of Minnesota Statutes 580.07, the foregoing foreclosure sale is postponed until December 3, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN, in said county and state. Dated: November 1, 2013. JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 13-001429 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, November 6, 2013. NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE Pursuant to the provisions of Minnesota Statutes 580.07, the foregoing foreclosure sale is postponed until January 21, 2014 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 9, 2013. JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 30-13-001429 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, December 11, 2013.

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: May 11, 2010 MORTGAGOR: Michael F Burke, a single person. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for U.S. Bank N.A. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded June 15, 2010 Scott County Recorder, Document No. A855625. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: U.S. Bank National Association. Dated June 19, 2012 Recorded April 24, 2013, as Document No. 934248. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT'S

MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100021200000883701 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: U.S. Bank N.A. RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: U.S. Bank Home Mortgage, a division of U.S. Bank National Association MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1825 Wyndam Drive, Shakopee, MN 55379 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 273580260 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 5, Block 3, Wyndam Ponds 2nd Addition. COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $267,550.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $293,545.18 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: September 19, 2013 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 March 19, 2014, 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: July 9, 2013 U.S. Bank National Association Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 19 - 19-242-2012 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, July 31 and August 7, 14, 21, 28 and September 4, 2013. NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE Pursuant to the provisions of Minnesota Statutes 580.07, the foregoing foreclosure sale is postponed until December 5, 2013 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 19, 2013. U.S. Bank National Association Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 19 - 19-242-2012 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, September 25, 2013. NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE Pursuant to the provisions of Minnesota Statutes 580.07, the foregoing foreclosure sale is postponed until January 30, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN, in said county and state. Dated: November 26, 2013. U.S. Bank National Association Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 19 - 19-242-2012 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, December 11, 2013.

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state of minnesota county of scott district court probate division first judicial district Court File No. 70-PR-13-19827 Estate of John T. Steine, aka: John Theodore Steine, aka: John Steine, Decedent. Notice of informal appointment of personal representative and notice to creditors (intestate) Notice is given that an application for informal appointment of personal representative has been filed with the registrar. No will has been presented for probate. The application has been granted. Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed Evan J. Steine, whose address is: 7539 Derby Lane, Shakopee, Minnesota 55379 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: October 31, 2013 Filed in Scott County Courts October 31, 2013 By: Heather M. Kendall Registrar Delores A. Beussman Deputy Court Administrator Published in the Belle Herald on Wednesdays, December 4 and 11, 2013.

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: June 22, 2007 MORTGAGOR: Aimee M. Saaf, a single person. MORTGAGEE: Homeservices Lending, LLC Series A dba Edina Realty Mortgage. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded July 9, 2007 Scott County Recorder, Document No. A777353 as modified by Document dated: July 30, 2008, Recorded on: March 30, 2009 as Document No. 821436. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.. Dated June 22, 2007 Recorded July 9, 2007, as Document No. A777354. And thereafter assigned to: Minnesota Housing Finance Agency. Dated June 22, 2007 Recorded July 9, 2007, as Document No. A777355, as corrected by Corrective Assignment dated April 24, 2009, filed June 16, 2009, as Document No. A828371. TRANSACTION AGENT: NONE TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: NONE LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Homeservices Lending, LLC Series A dba Edina Realty Mortgage RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: U.S. Bank Home Mortgage, a division of U.S. Bank National Association MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 13738 Inglewood Avenue South, Savage, MN 55378 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 261310120 and 261310170 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lots 12 and 17, Block 1, Canterbury Townhouses COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $154,500.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $157,657.89 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: January 7, 2014 at 10:00 AM

WEDNESDAY, december 11, 2013 PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys' fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on July 7, 2014 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: October 22, 2013 Minnesota Housing Finance Agency 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 135 - 13-007163 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Herald on Wednesdays, November 6, 13, 20, 27 and December 4 and 11, 2013.

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF SCOTT DISTRICT COURT FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT (Case Type: Other Civil) Court File No. 70-CV-06-8971 Plaintiff's Motion for order to show cause In the Matter of the Application of Haferman Properties II, LLC, a Minnesota Limited Liability Company, and Jonathan L. Haferman and Gail L. Haferman, husband and wife, as joint tenants, to Register Title to the Real Estate in Scott County, Minnesota, described in the Report of Examiner of Titles on file herein. TO: DEFENDANT Paulette Hjelle-Ranta, 10327 165th Street West, Lakeville, MN 55044 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that at 9:00 a.m. on December 19, 2013, at the Scott County Government Center, 200 Fourth Avenue West, Shakopee, MN 55379, the petitioners, by Anton Cheskis, their undersigned attorney, will move the above entitled Court, for an order as follows, pursuant to Rule 116 of the Minnesota Rules of Civil Procedure for District Court: 1. Directing Defendant, Paulette Hjelle-Ranta, to appear and show cause why this Court should not declare that Paulette Hjelle-Ranta has no interest in Lot 8, that Paulette Hjelle-Ranta is no longer a proper party to Petitioners’ title registration action, and that Paulette Hjelle-Ranta answer and counterclaim should be withdrawn and Ms. Hjelle-Ranta is dismissed from Petitioners’ title registration action; 2. Awarding Plaintiffs attorney fees and costs necessarily incurred to bring this motion; 3. Such other relief as the Court may deem just and proper; 4. This motion is made to the Court based upon the attached affidavit and is addressed to the sound discretion of this Court. Dated: October 28, 2013. HUEMOELLER & GONTAREK PLC Anton Cheskis, #0390001 Attorneys for Petitioners 16670 Franklin Trail Prior Lake, MN 55372 (952) 447-2131 Published in the Belle Herald on Wednesdays, November 27 and December 4 and 11, 2013.

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF SCOTT DISTRICT COURT FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT (Case Type: Other Civil) Court File No. 70-CV-06-8971 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE In the Matter of the Application of Haferman Properties II, LLC, a Minnesota Limited Liability Company, and Jonathan L. Haferman and Gail L. Haferman, husband and wife, as joint tenants, to Register Title to the Real Estate in Scott County, Minnesota, described in the Report of Examiner of Titles on file herein. TO: DEFENDANT Paulette Hjelle-Ranta, 10327 165th Street West, Lakeville, MN 55044 Based upon the Affidavit of Anton Cheskis, attorney for the Plaintiffs, dated October 28, 2013, the Court hereby finds: 1. That Plaintiffs filed an Application to Register Title to certain land in Scott County on April 7, 2006; Court File No. 70-CV-06-8971. 2. That an Examiner Report was issued by Lee Vickerman, Deputy

Scott County Examiner of Titles, on September 27, 2006, instructing Plaintiffs to serve, inter alios, Defendant Paulette Hjelle-Ranta (hereinafter “Hjelle-Ranta”). 3. That Hjelle-Ranta was served, and interposed an Answer, dated January 10, 2007. 4. That Hjelle-Ranta’s Answer alleged that she was the fee owner of Lot 8, Ben’s Bay, Scott County, Minnesota (commonly known as 3141 Fairlawn Ln., Prior Lake, Minnesota, 55372; hereinafter “Lot 8”), having acquired the property by warranty deed on November 29, 2005. 5. That Plaintiffs’ Application to Register Title was withdrawn prior to registration completion. 6. That Hjelle-Ranta executed a first mortgage in favor of Irwin Mortgage Corporation, acting through its agent, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (hereinafter “MERS”), Scott County Document Number 722952, on December 7, 2005 (hereinafter “First Mortgage”). 7. That Hjelle-Ranta defaulted per the terms of the First Mortgage, and a Foreclosure by Advertisement was commenced on Lot 8 by the Mortgage Assignee Nationstar Mortgage, LLC (hereinafter “Nationstar”), and completed by Sheriff’s Sale on September 27, 2011. The Sheriff’s Certificate of Sale is recorded as Document No. 888344. 8. That Hjelle-Ranta did not redeem Lot 8 within the statutory redemption period, effectively extinguishing all of her rights in Lot 8. 9. That Nationstar conveyed Lot 8 to Federal National Mortgage Association (hereinafter “Fannie Mae”) by way of quit-claim deed on July 6, 2012. The deed is recorded as Document No. 909714. 10. That Plaintiffs Kristiana Haferman and Lawrence Haferman acquired fee title to the property from Fannie Mae by way of limited warranty deed on July 17, 2012. The deed was recorded on August 7, 2012; Document No. 912225. 11. That Plaintiffs intend to file an Amended Application to Register Title to include Lot 8. 12. That Hjelle-Ranta is no longer a proper party to the title registration proceeding due to the completed foreclosure proceeding. 13. That Hjelle-Ranta’s answer and counterclaim should be withdrawn 14. That Plaintiffs’ counsel offered Hjelle-Ranta a dismissal without costs from the proceeding. 15. That Hjelle-Ranta instructed her previous attorney to not grant Plaintiffs a dismissal, to not accept service on her behalf, and to not represent her in this matter. Based on the above findings, and Rule 116 of the Minnesota Rules of Civil Procedure for District Court, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT, Paulette Hjelle-Ranta appear before this Court on the 19th day of December, 2013, at 9:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, at the Scott County Government Center, 200 Fourth Avenue West, Shakopee, MN 55379, to show cause, if any there be, why this Court should not enter an Order declaring: 1. By way of Declaratory Judgment: a. Paulette Hjelle-Ranta has no interest in Lot 8; b. Paulette Hjelle-Ranta is not a proper party to Plaintiffs’ title registration action; c. Paulette Hjelle-Ranta’s answer and counterclaim should be withdrawn; and d. Paulette Hjelle-Ranta’s is dismissed from Plaintiffs’ title registration action; 2. Awarding Plaintiffs attorney fees and costs necessarily incurred to bring this motion; and 3. Such other relief as the Court may deem just and proper. Dated this 30th day of October, 2013. By: Hon. Judge Michael A. Fahey District Court Judge Only those who wish to object to the entry of the aforementioned Order are required to appear before the Court as directed by this Order to Show Cause. Published in the Belle Herald on Wednesdays, November 27 and December 4 and 11, 2013.

San Francisco Township Filing Notice The Annual San Francisco Township Election will be held on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Filing for candidates will open December 3, 2013 at 8:00 am and close January 14, 2014 at 5:00pm at the home of the clerk, 16675 Market Avenue, Cologne. Filing fee is $2.00. The following positions will be open for election: One Supervisor position: three year term One Clerk position: two year term Sandy Johnson, Clerk San Francisco Township Published in the Belle Herald on Wednesdays, December 11 and 18, 2013.

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(continued from previous page) STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF SCOTT DISTRICT COURT FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No.: 70-PR-13-20472 NOTICE of informal appointment of personal representative and notice to creditors (intestate) In Re: Estate of Donna Sames, a/k/a Donna M. Sames, a/k/a Donna Mae Sames, Decedent. Notice is given that an Application for Informal Appointment of Personal Representative was filed with the Registrar. The Registrar accepted the application and appointed Donald G. Sames, whose address is 12670 North Shannon Drive, Shakopee, MN 55379, to serve as the personal representative of the decedent's estate. Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative. Any objection to the appointment of the personal representative must be filed with the Court, and any properly filed objection will be heard by the Court after notice is provided to interested persons of the date of hearing on the objection. Unless objections are filed, and unless the Court orders otherwise, the personal representative has the full power to administer the estate, including, after thirty (30) days from the issuance of letters of general administration, the power to sell, encumber, lease, or distribute any interest in real estate owned by the decedent. Notice is further given that, subject to Minn. Stat. 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: November 4, 2013 Filed in Scott County Courts November 4, 2013 Heather M. Kendall Registrar Delores A. Beussman Deputy Court Administrator Jaspers, Moriarty & Walburg, P.A. Dennis P. Moriarty MN # 7519X 206 Scott Street Shakopee, MN 55379 Telephone: (952) 445-2817 Facsimile: (952) 445-0812 e-mail: dmoriarty@jmwlaw.com Published in the Belle Herald on Wednesdays, December 11 and 18, 2013.

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: June 29, 2007 MORTGAGOR: Laura E. Kvasnicka and John P. Kvasnicka, as Joint Tenants, Wife and Husband. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for American Equity Mortgage, Inc.. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded July 9, 2007 Scott County Recorder, Document No. A 777306. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: CitiMortgage, Inc.. Dated July 9, 2013 Recorded July 19, 2013, as Document No. A 941291. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100267400006309908 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: American Equity Mortgage, Inc. RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: CitiMortgage, Inc. MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 8025 West 195th Street, Jordan, MN 55352 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 109220080 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: All that part of the southeast one-quarter of section 22, township 114, range 24, scott county, minnesota, described as follows: commencing at the northeast corner of said southeast one-quarter, thence south along the east line of said southeast onequarter a distance of 208 feet; thence deflecting 90 degrees to the west a distance of 33 feet to the point of beginning; thence continuing west 208 feet; thence deflecting 90 degrees to the north a distance of 208 feet more or less to the north line of said southeast onequarter; thence easterly along said line to the intersection with a line 33 feet westerly and parallel with said east line of the southeast one-quarter; thence south along said parallel line to the point of beginning. and all that part of the southeast quarter (SE 1/4) of section 22, township 114, range 24, scott county, minnesota, described as follows: commencing at the northeast corner of said southeast quarter; thence south along the east line thereof, a distance of 208.0 feet; thence west at right

angles a distance of 33.0 feet to the point of beginning of tract of land to be described; thence continuing west along last described line a distance of 208.0 feet; thence south at right angles a distance of 104.0 feet; thence east at right angels a distance of 208.0 feet; thence north at right angles a distance of 104.0 feet to the point of beginning. abstract property. COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $495,000.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $231,101.92 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: January 14, 2014 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 Twelve (12) 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 January 14, 2015, unless that date falls on a weekend or legal holiday, in which case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None "THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR'S PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED." Dated: November 1, 2013 CitiMortgage, Inc. 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 10 - 13-007114 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Herald on Wednesdays, November 13, 20, 27 and December 4, 11 and 18, 2013.

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: July 6, 2007 MORTGAGOR: Jesus G. Ramirez and Debra C. Ramirez, husband and wife. MORTGAGEE: Bankers Mortgage Company, LLC. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded July 17, 2007 Scott County Recorder, Document No. A778139. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: National City Bank. Dated July 6, 2007 Recorded July 17, 2007, as Document No. A778140. And thereafter assigned to: PNC Bank, National Association. Dated October 26, 2012 Recorded November 8, 2012, as Document No. A920396. TRANSACTION AGENT: NONE TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: NONE LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Bankers Mortgage Company, LLC RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: PNC Bank, National Association MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 5855 Cardinal Ridge Trail SE, Prior Lake, MN 55372 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 252990260 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 6, Block 2, Cardinal Ridge 1st Addition COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $260,000.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $279,026.14 That prior to the commencement of

BELLE PLAINE HERALD, BELLE PLAINE, MINNESOTA this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: January 9, 2014 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys' fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on July 9, 2014 unless that date falls on a weekend or legal holiday, in which case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None "THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR'S PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED." Dated: November 4, 2013 PNC Bank, National Association Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 4 - 13-007434 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Herald on Wednesdays, November 13, 20, 27 and December 4, 11 and 18, 2013.

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: November 27, 2006 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $608,000.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Tiffany Hugdhal and Derek Hugdahl, wife and husband MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Mortgage Lenders Network USA, Inc., its successors and assigns TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. MIN#: 1002610-6200033204-1 SERVICER: Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC LENDER: Mortgage Lenders Network USA, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: Scott County Minnesota, Registrar of Title, on January 7, 2007, as Document No. T181601. ASSIGNED TO: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Soundview Home Loan Trust 2007-1 Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2007-1 Dated: August 9, 2010, and recorded August 16, 2010 by Document No. T204237. LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 5, Block 3, Oak Bluffs, Scott County, Minnesota PROPERTY ADDRESS: 7510 Taylor Drive, Savage, MN 55378 PROPERTY I.D: 263680250 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE ON THE MORTGAGE ON THE DATE OF THE NOTICE: Six Hundred Nine Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-Four and 78/100 ($609,694.78) THAT no action or proceeding has been instituted at law to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; that there has been compliance with all pre-foreclosure notice and acceleration requirements of said mortgage, and/or applicable statutes; PURSUANT, to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM on January 9, 2014 PLACE OF SALE: in the lobby of the Scott County Law Enforcement Center, 301 S. Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN 55379 to pay the debt then secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any actually paid by the mortgagee, on the premises and the costs and disbursements allowed by law. The time allowed by law for redemption by said mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns is 6.00 months from the date of sale. If Mortgage is not reinstated under Minn. Stat. Section580.30 or the property is not redeemed under Minn. Stat.

Section580.23, the Mortgagor must vacate the property on or before 11:59 p.m. on July 9, 2014, or the next business day if July 9, 2014 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. "THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR`S PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED." Dated: November 20, 2013 Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Soundview Home Loan Trust 2007-1 AssetBacked Certificates, Series 2007-1 Randall S. Miller and Associates, PLLC Attorneys for Assignee of Mortgage/Mortgagee Canadian Pacific Plaza, 120 South Sixth Street, Suite 2050 Minneapolis, MN 55402 Phone: 952-232-0052 Our File No. 13MN00111-1 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. A-4428686 Published in the Belle Herald on Wednesdays, November 20, 27 and December 4, 11, 18 and Tuesday, December 24, 2013.

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 31, 2006 MORTGAGOR: Timothy J. Olson and Jayne M. Olson, husband and wife as joint tenants. MORTGAGEE: Washington Mutual Bank, FA. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Filed February 27, 2006, Scott County Registrar of Titles, Document No. T 174704 on Certificate of Title No. 19028. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association. Dated February 18, 2013 Filed February 25, 2013, as Document No. T221562. Said Mortgage being upon Registered Land. TRANSACTION AGENT: NONE TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: NONE LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Washington Mutual Bank, FA RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 725 North Linden Street, Belle Plaine, MN 56011 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 209310010 and 209060260 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Parcel 1 That part of government lots 10 and 12, section 31, township 114, range 24, scott county, minnesota, described as follows: commencing at the southwesterly corner of said government lots 10; thence south 89 degrees, 38' 28" east, assumed bearing, along the southerly line of said government lot 10 a distance of 330.74 feet; thence north 6 degrees 04' 21" east a distance of 224.77 feet to the point of beginning of the land to be described; thence south 6 degrees 04' 21" west a distance of 104.17 feet; thence north 89 degrees 38' 28" west, parallel with the southerly line of said government lot 10 a distance of 145.50 feet; thence on a bearing of north a distance of 20.00 feet; thence north 89 degrees 38' 28" west, parallel with the southerly line of said government lot 10, a distance of 198.00 feet to the intersection with a line that bears north from the point of commencement; thence on a bearing of north a distance of 263.58 feet to the southeasterly right of way lien of the chicago and northwestern transportation company; thence northeasterly along said southeasterly right of way line to the intersection with a line that bears north 31 degrees 56' 59" west from this point of beginning; thence south 31 degrees 56' 59" east a distance of 312.78 feet to the point of beginning and there ending. parcel 2 together with: That part of the northeast quarter of the northwest quarter of section 6, township 113, range 24; lying between the northerly extension of the east line of linden street and a line 60.00 feet westerly of and parallel with the northerly extension of the east line of linden street, and lying northerly of the northline of spring street, according to the recorded plat of belle plaine, scott county, minnesota. COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE:

PAGE eleven $73,869.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $80,011.89 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: January 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys' fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on July 16, 2014, unless that date falls on a weekend or legal holiday, in which case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None "THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR'S PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED." Dated: November 12, 2013 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 30 - 13-007552 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Herald on Wednesdays, November 20, 27 and December 4, 11, 18 and Tuesday, December 24, 2013.

NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT LIEN FORECLOSURE SALE Date: November 8, 2013 YOU ARE NOTIFIED THAT: 1. Default has occurred in the terms and conditions of the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for Savanna Pointe at Dean Lakes Master Association (hereinafter the "Association") which was recorded as Document No. T163147 on December 13, 2004, as amended and supplemented, and the Declaration for Savanna Pointe Townhomes recorded December 13, 2004 as Document No. T163149, as amended and supplemented by Document No. T170894, all of which were filed in the Office of the Registrar of Titles of Scott County, Minnesota, and also, pursuant to Minn. Stat. §515B.3-116, covering the following property: LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Lot 14, Block 3, Dean Lakes First Addition, Scott County, Minnesota STREET ADDRESS: 4502 Village Square Blvd., Shakopee, MN 55379 TAX PARCEL ID NO. 27-3711330 2. Pursuant to said Declarations, there is claimed to be due and owing as of November 8, 2013, from Cheryl L. Prahl, title holder, to the Association, a Minnesota non-profit corporation, the amount of $4,946.00 for unpaid association dues, fines, late fees, attorneys’ fees and costs, plus any other such amounts that will accrue after November 8, 2013, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs of collection and foreclosure which will be added to the amount claimed due and owing at the time of the sale herein. 3. No action is now pending at law or otherwise to recover said debt or any part thereof. 4. That all preforeclosure requirements have been met. 5. The owner has not been released from the owner’s financial obligation to pay said amount. 6. The Declarations, referenced above, and Minn. Stat. §§515B.3115 and 515B.3-116 provide for a continuing lien against the property. A Notice of Lien evidencing the amount due was recorded on January 14, 2013, as Document No. T220647 in the Scott County Registrar of Titles’ Office. 7. Pursuant to the power of sale contained in the same Declarations and granted by the owner in taking title to the premises subject to said Declarations and pursuant to Minn. Stat. §§515B.3-115 and 515B.3-116, said Lien will be foreclosed by the sale of said property by the Sheriff of Scott County, at the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, Scott County Law Enforcement Center, 301 Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN 55379, on the 9th day of January, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at public auction to the highest bidder, to pay the amount then due for said assessments, together with the costs of foreclosure, including attorneys fees as allowed by law.

8. The time allowed by law for redemption by the unit owner, her personal representatives or assigns is six (6) months from the date of sale. The date and time to vacate the property is 11:59 p.m. on July 9, 2014, if the account is not reinstated or the owner does not redeem from the foreclosure sale. REDEMPTION NOTICE THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL 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. 9. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. SAVANNA POINTE AT DEAN LAKES MASTER ASSOCIATION Attorneys for Savanna Pointe at Dean Lakes Master Association THOMSEN & NYBECK, P.A. By: Gretchen S. Schellhas (#195595) 3600 American Blvd. West, Suite 400 Bloomington, Minnesota 55431 (952) 835-7000 Published in the Belle Herald on Wednesdays, November 20, 27 and December 4, 11, 18 and Tuesday, December 24, 2013.

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF SCOTT DISTRICT COURT FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No. 70-CV-13-17506 amended ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE In the Matter of the Petition of Federal National Mortgage Association, in relation to Certificate of Title No. 39741 issued for land in the County of Scott and State of Minnesota and legally described as follows: Lot 15, Block 1, Williamsberg. TO: Lexie Demaster aka Lexie E. Demaster and MidCountry Bank Upon receiving and filing the Report of Examiner of Titles in the above-entitled matter, IT IS ORDERED, that you, and all persons interested, appear before this Court on January 21, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. in the Scott County Government Center, 200 Fourth Avenue West, City of Shakopee, County of Scott, State of Minnesota, and then, or as soon thereafter as the above-entitled matter can be heard, show cause, if any there be, why this Court should not enter an Order as follows: The Registrar of Titles, upon the filing with him of a certified copy of this Order, shall cancel Certificate of Title No. 39741 and enter a new certificate of title for the land therein described in favor of Federal National Mortgage Association, subject to the memorial of Document Nos. T6752, T119256, T122973, T122976, T133821, T133868, T134593 and T155633, but free from all other memorials now appearing on the present Certificate of Title, the last of which is Document T220893, and free from the memorial of this Order. Attendance is required only by those who wish to object to the entry of the above-described Order. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, that this Order be served: (a) at least 14 days prior to such hearing upon the above-named parties residing in this State in the manner provided by law for the service of Summons in a civil action; (b) it shall be served at least 14 days before the hearing upon each of the above-named non-residents by sending a copy of this Order to the non-resident’s post office address, by registered or certified mail, return receipt; (c) except as provided in Paragraph (d) below, it shall be served upon each of the above-named parties who cannot be found by three weeks publication and by sending a copy of this Order at least 14 days prior to the hearing by first class mail to the last known address of such party and by sending another copy of this Order at least 14 days prior to the hearing by first class mail to the address of such party as stated on the Certificate of Title if an address is so stated, which service shall be deemed complete 21 days after the first publication; and (d) upon a dissolved, withdrawn or revoked business entity governed by Minn. Stat. Chp. 302A, 303, 317A, 322A, 322B or 323 in the manner provided by Minn. Stat. Section 5.25. Dated: November 27, 2013 Approved as to Form this 27th day of November, 2013 By: Bryce D. Huemoeller Examiner of Titles By: Ann M. Offermann Judge of District Court USSET, WEINGARDEN & LIEBO P.L.L.P By: Adam Soczynski, #0264805 Attorney for Petitioner 4500 Park Glen Road, Suite 300 Minneapolis, Minnesota 55416 (952) 925-3644 Telephone (952) 925-5879 Facsimile Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesdays, December 11 and 18 and Tuesday, December 24, 2013.

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(continued from previous page) NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE DATE: November 19, 2013 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described Mortgage: INFORMATION REGARDING MORTGAGE TO BE FORECLOSED Date of Mortgage: May 2, 2008 Mortgagors: Charles E. Kajer and Jennifer A. Kajer, husband and wife Mortgagees: State Bank of New Prague Recording Information: Recorded on May 13, 2008, as Document Number A800275 in the Office of the County Recorder of Scott County, Minnesota. Assignments of Mortgage, if any: n/a INFORMATION REGARDING MORTGAGED PREMISES Tax parcel identification number of the mortgaged premises: 24.041.0050 Legal description of the mortgaged premises: Lot Five (5), Block One (1), Heritage Estates Subdivision No. 2, according to the plat thereof on file and of record in the office of the Register of Deeds, Scott County, Minnesota. Check here if all or part of the described real property is Registered (Torrens) ____ The physical street address, city, and zip code of the mortgaged premises: 803 Bruzek Lane, New Prague, MN 56071 OTHER FORECLOSURE DATA The person holding the Mortgage: (check one) ___ is a transaction agent, as defined by Minn. Stat. 58.02, subd. 30. The name(s) of the transaction agent, residential mortgage servicer, and the lender or broker, as defined in Minn. Stat. 58.02, is/are: The transaction agent's mortgage identification number, if stated on the Mortgage, is: _√_ is not a transaction agent, as defined by Minn. Stat. 58.02, subd. 30. The name(s) of the residential mortgage servicer and the lender or broker, as defined in Minn. Stat. 58.02, is/are: If stated on the Mortgage, the name of the mortgage originator, as defined in Minn. Stat. 58.02, is: State Bank of New Prague, 201 Central Avenue North, New Prague, MN 56071 INFORMATION REGARDING FORECLOSURE The requisites of Minn. Stat. 580.02 have been satisfied. The original principal amount secured by the Mortgage was $167,300.00 At the date of this notice the amount due on the Mortgage, including taxes, if any, paid by the holder of the Mortgage, is: $150,132.28. Pursuant to the power of sale in the Mortgage, the Mortgage will be foreclosed, and the mortgaged premises will be sold by the Sheriff of Scott County, Minnesota, at public auction on January 7, 2014, at 10:00 a. m., at lobby of the Scott County Law Enforcement Center, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN. The time allowed by law for redemption by Mortgagor or Mortgagors personal representatives or assigns is six (6) months after the date of sale. Minn. Stat. 580.04(b) provides, "If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, the notice must also specify the date on or before which the mortgagor must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property redeemed under section 580.23." If this statute applies, the time to vacate the property is 11:59 p.m. on July 7, 2014. 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. Name of Mortgagee or Mortgage Assignee: STATE BANK OF NEW PRAGUE Name and address of Attorney for Mortgagee or Mortgage Assignee: Steven D. Zard (#119751) WORNSON, GOGGINS, ZARD, NEISEN, MORRIS & KING, PC 119 East Main Street New Prague, MN 56071 (952) 758-4161 Published in the Belle Herald on Wednesdays, November 27 and December 4, 11, 18 and Tuesdays, December 24 and 31, 2013.

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 22, 2005 MORTGAGOR: Mary Ann Olson, a single person. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded March 9, 2006 Scott County Recorder, Document No. A732139. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: GMAC Mortgage LLC. Dated September 12, 2012 Recorded September 17, 2012, as Document No. A915245. And thereafter assigned to: Green Tree Servicing LLC. Dated June 26,

2013 Recorded July 8, 2013, as Document No. A940333. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100318801000135356 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Optimum Mortgage Services Inc RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: Green Tree Servicing LLC MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 205 3rd Street East, Jordan, MN 55352 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 220021640 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: The West 50 feet of lot 9, Block 18 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $65,000.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $45,946.81 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: February 4, 2014 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys' fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on August 4, 2014 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 3, 2013 Green Tree Servicing LLC 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 8 - 13-004565 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Herald on Wednesdays, December 11, 18, Tuesdays, December 24 and 31, 2013 and Wednesdays, January 8 and 15, 2014.

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 9, 2005 MORTGAGOR: Donald M. Broos and Joanne A. Broos, Husband and Wife. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded January 18, 2006 Scott County Recorder, Document No. A727415. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: Bank of America, N.A. successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP FKA Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP. Dated August 25, 2011 Recorded September 7, 2011, as Document No. A886940 and by Document Dated September 14, 2011 Recorded October 5, 2011 by Document No. A888726. And thereafter assigned to: Green Tree Servicing LLC. Dated May 15, 2013 Recorded June 4, 2013, as Document No. A937485. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100330000000023548 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: MidAmerica Mortgage Corporation RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: Green Tree Servicing LLC MORTGAGED PROPERTY

ADDRESS: 24531 Cedar Point Road, New Prague, MN 56071 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 030010470 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 45, Block 1, Cedar Shores, Scott County, Minnesota COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $350,000.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $455,490.69 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: February 6, 2014 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys' fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on August 6, 2014 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 4, 2013 Green Tree Servicing LLC 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 8 - 13-006874 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Herald on Wednesdays, December 11, 18, Tuesdays, December 24 and 31, 2013 and Wednesdays, January 8 and 15, 2014.

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: March 10, 2004 MORTGAGOR: Jason J. King and Heather A. King, husband and wife. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded March 23, 2004 Scott County Recorder, Document No. A 649330. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association. Dated August 24, 2012 Recorded September 14, 2012, as Document No. A 915192. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. TRANSACTION AGENT'S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: 100053700000176494 LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Allied Home Mortgage Capital Corporation RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 10286 Oakhill Court, Elko, MN 55020 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: 230330350 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 6, Block 4, Windrose 1st Addition COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Scott ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $256,000.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $253,652.61 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the

above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: January 30, 2014 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff of Scott County, Civil Unit, 301 South Fuller Street, Shakopee, MN to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys' fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on July 30, 2014 unless that date falls on a weekend or legal holiday, in which case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None "THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR'S PERSONAL R E P R E S E N TAT I V E S OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED." Dated: November 26, 2013 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 30 - 13-008117 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Belle Herald on Wednesdays, December 11, 18, Tuesdays, December 24 and 31, 2013 and Wednesdays, January 8 and 15, 2014.

Scott County Board Proceedings BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS COUNTY OF SCOTT NOVEMBER 19, 2013 (1) The Board of Commissioners, in and for the County of Scott, Minnesota, met in the Courthouse Board Room in the City of Shakopee, Minnesota, and convened at 9:00 a.m., with the following members present: Commissioner Wolf, presiding, Commissioner Wagner, Commissioner Menden, Commissioner Marschall, and Commissioner Ulrich. (2) Amendments to the Agenda Chair Wolf announced agenda item 5.6 to approve the record of disbursements and approve claims has been amended to correct the total of the invoices. (3) On a motion by Commissioner Ulrich, seconded by Commissioner Menden, the Minutes of November 5, 2013 were approved. (4) Recognition of Interested Citizens: Employee Relations Director Jack Kemme noted that new employees are attending today’s meeting as a part of their new employee orientation. (5) Consent Agenda: In response to Commissioner Wolf’s request, Taxation Supervisor Kris Lage explained the statutes and process regarding the sale of taxforfeited properties. On a motion by Commissioner Ulrich, seconded by Commissioner Marschall, the following actions were approved unanimously. All resolutions are available in the office of the County Administrator and are made a part of this record by reference. A. Authorize the Grant Application to the Department of Human Services for family group decision making and the addition of one full-time equivalent grant funded family group decision making facilitator position. B. Adopt Resolution No. 2013228; Authorizing Final Payment for County Project 2013-Seal Coating to Asphalt Surface Technologies Corporation a/k/a ASTECH Corp. in the Amount of $1,000. C. Approve the appraisal report estimate of just compensation by a market value appraisal for new rightof-way for the reconstruction (Phase II) of County Highway 44 in the Cities of Prior Lake and Savage. D. Adopt Resolution No. 2013-230; Requesting Approval of the Basic Sale Price and Authorization of Public Sale of Tax-Forfeited Parcel #041050170 Located in Credit River Township; and Establish the Date of Public Sale of December 19, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. E. Approve the Application for a Precious Metal License for Alexander Christensen dba Christensen Jewelers LLC. F. Approve the record of disbursements and approve all claims made to Scott County from October 1, 2013 through October 31, 2013 totaling $29,747,033.19. G. Separation of employment for Terry Anderson, FT Child Care Assistant Specialist, Health and Human Services Division, effective 12/02/13. Separation of employment for Vanessa Birdsey, FT Library Director, Community Services Division, effective 11/29/13. Separation of employment for Kelley Neiber, FT Financial Assistance Specialist, Health and Human Services Division, effective 10/31/13. Separation of employment for Grace Hiegel, Intermittent (10%

WEDNESDAY, december 11, 2013 FTE) Unclassified Library Associate, Community Services Division, effective 11/06/13. Separation of employment for Patti Junge, Intermittent (25% FTE) Unclassified Library Aide, Community Services Division, effective 11/27/13. Separation of employment for Kayla Weber, PT Temporary (75% FTE) Unclassified DT&H Vocational Assistant, Health and Human Services Division, effective 11/08/13. FT Probationary employment for Robert Hennen, Highway Maintenance Worker, Community Services Division, effective 11/05/13. FT Probationary employment for Dale Gade, Highway Division Program Manager, Community Services Division, effective 12/02/13. FT Probationary employment for Jamie Blair, Child Care Assistance Specialist, Health and Human Services Division, effective 11/12/13. FT Temporary employment for John Purdie, Unclassified Principal Systems Analyst, Information Technology Division, effective 11/07/13. The recognition of the following individuals as volunteers which will enable them to be covered for liability insurance purposes in accordance with the insurance contracts currently in force with Scott County: Alison Brunn, Joseph Mitchell, and David Rethwisch. (6) Provide a Supportive Organizational Culture Which Enhances the County Mission: Chair Wolf and Vice Chair Wagner recognized Child Care Assistance Specialist Terry Anderson and Library Director Vanessa Birdsey on their upcoming retirements from their employment with Scott County. Chair Wolf recessed the meeting at 9:45 a.m. for a reception honoring Ms. Anderson and Ms. Birdsey and reconvened the meeting at 10:11 a.m. (7) Manage Challenges and Create Opportunities: A. Commissioner Menden moved, seconded by Commissioner Ulrich to adopt Resolution No. 2013-222; Awarding the Contract to Cobalt Contracting Inc. for the Blakeley Trail Ravine Stabilization Project in Blakeley Township. A copy of the resolution is available in the office of the County Administrator and is made a part of this record by reference. The motion carried unanimously. B. Commissioner Marschall moved, seconded by Commissioner Menden to approve the 2014 2015 Community Corrections Comprehensive Plan. The motion carried unanimously. (8) Develop Strong Public Partnerships: Commissioner Ulrich moved, seconded by Commissioner Marschall to open the public hearing at 10:40 a.m. to review the comments on the Amendments to the Scott County Hazardous Waste Management Ordinance No. 12. Hearing no public comment, Commissioner Ulrich moved, seconded by Commissioner Marschall to close the public hearing at 10:40 a.m. The motion carried unanimously. Commissioner Menden moved, seconded by Commissioner Wagner to adopt Resolution No. 2013227; Amending the Scott County Hazardous Waste Management Ordinance No. 12. The purpose of these amendments is to incorporate rule changes by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency since 2003 and to maintain consistency with the rules enforced by the MPCA and surrounding metropolitan counties. A full copy of the Ordinance may be reviewed I the Office of the Scott County Auditor or may be obtained at www.co.scott.mn.us. A copy of the resolution is available in the office of the County Administrator and is made a part of this record by reference. The motion carried unanimously. (8) County Administrator Update: County Administrator Gary Shelton gave a State of the County presentation. On a motion by Commissioner Ulrich, seconded by Commissioner Marschall, the meeting adjourned at 11:15 a.m. Thomas J. Wolf, Chair Gary L. Shelton, County Administrator, Clerk of the Board Debra K. Brazil, Deputy Clerk to the Board This is a summary of the Board proceedings (M.S. 375.12). The full text is available at www.co.scott. mn.us (which can be accessed at any public library), and in the office of the County Administrator. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, December 11, 2013.

MINUTES SCOTT COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS THREE RIVERS PARK DISTRICT BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS JOINT MEETING NOVEMBER 21, 2013 (1) The Board of Commissioners, in and for the County of Scott, Minnesota, and the Three Rivers Parks District Board of Commissioners met at Cleary Lake Regional Park Visitor Center, 18106 Texas Avenue, Prior Lake, MN. The meeting convened at 4:05 p.m. with the following present: Scott County: Commissioner Wolf, presiding, Commissioner Marschall, and Commissioner Ulrich. Commissioners Wagner and Menden were absent. Three Rivers Park District: Commissioner Gunyou, presiding, Commissioner Antolak, Commissioner Blackstad, Commissioner Freeman and Commissioner Steele. (2) New Business: A. General Manager of Scott County Parks Mark Themig presented the 2013 partnership initiatives and the 2014 work plan. The presentation focused on acquisition, planning and development for the parks located within Scott County. B. Commissioner Freeman moved, seconded by Commissioner Steele to approve the terms of an Agreement between Three Rivers Park District, Scott County, and the City of Savage for the Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve dog off-leash area; and to direct legal counsel to draft a mutually acceptable agreement incorporating those terms; and to authorize appropriate officials to execute the Agreement. The motion carried unanimously. Commissioner Ulrich moved, seconded by Commissioner Marschall to approve the terms of an Agreement between Three Rivers Park District, Scott County, and the City of Savage for the Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve dog off-leash area; and to direct legal counsel to draft a mutually acceptable agreement incorporating those terms; and to authorize appropriate officials to execute the Agreement. The motion carried on a vote of three ayes with Commissioners Wagner and Menden absent. C. Commissioner Blackstad moved, seconded by Commissioner Freeman to approve the 2014 Three Rivers Park District/Scott County Partnership Operating Budget in the amount of $1,940,484; and the 2014 Partnership Lottery-In-LieuOf Maintenance and Rehabilitation Program Totaling $39,800. The motion carried unanimously. Commissioner Ulrich moved, seconded by Commissioner Marschall to approve the 2014 Three Rivers Park District/Scott County Partnership Operating Budget in the amount of $1,940,484; and the 2014 Partnership Lottery-In-LieuOf Maintenance and Rehabilitation Program Totaling $39,800. The motion carried on a vote of three ayes with Commissioners Wagner and Menden absent. Commissioner Steele moved, seconded by Commissioner Blackstad to adjourn the meeting for Three Rivers Park District at 4:32 p.m. The motion carried unanimously. Commissioner Ulrich moved, seconded by Commissioner Marschall to adjourn the meeting for Scott County at 4:32 p.m. The motion carried unanimously. Thomas J. Wolf, Chair Gary L. Shelton, County Administrator, Clerk of the Board Debra K. Brazil, Deputy Clerk to the Board, This is a summary of the Board proceedings (M.S. 375.12). The full text is available at www.co.scott. mn.us (which can be accessed at any public library), and in the office of the County Administrator. Published in the Belle Plaine Herald on Wednesday, December 11, 2013.

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Minor Proposed County Levy Hike Keeps Taxpayers Home Depending on Value, Most Homeowners Will See Reduction or Minor Increase

A proposed 1.06 percent increase in Scott County’s 2014 property tax levy, coupled with the changing state of valuations for taxation, means many county homeowners will see either light increases or decreases in property taxes next year. At Thursday’s (Dec. 5) county truth-in-taxation presentations, no taxpayers offered comment on the proposed increase or its potential impact. The county’s proposed 1.06 percent increase to the net levy for 2014 means the county’s proposed preliminary levy for next year is $57,675,876. To the owner of the house the county deems of “average” value and depending on its 2014 valuation, the 1.06 percent increase, if enacted later this month as the approved 2014 levy, will result in a $10 decrease on Scott County’s share of the residential property taxes for 2014. The largest number of houses in the county – about 16,000 – have seen increases of 0 to 5 percent for 2014, a sign new construction across the county added value and picked up their share of the proposed levy increase, said Kevin Ellsworth, the county’s chief financial officer. About 9,000 houses were deemed to retain their value or lose only 5 percent of their value for tax purposes.

The “main message” is that the county’s proposed 1.06 percent increase is not the reason some residential property owners are seeing increases in the county’s share of the overall tax bill. Increases in valuations – in some cases the first since 2008 – and new growth are driving taxes up, Ellsworth said. “We are extracting more money from the community, but it’s because somebody else moved in and is demanding more in services and built a home or business and added value to the property,” he said. “Their contribution is what we’re absorbing.” The lack of public input signals a general acceptance the county is doing a good job of balancing taxation against demands for county services, said Commissioner Joe Wagner of Sand Creek Township. “The people in Scott County, especially in Belle Plaine and my district, will let you know what they think,” Wagner said. “They don’t like higher taxes.” Wagner, Belle Plaine’s representative on the county board, said the expected decrease or slight increases is a sign of the growth in commercial-industrial tax base taking pressure off the homeowner. “The state says C-I pays a higher rate, demands less in services and that means less on the homeowners,” Wagner said. The county board can only maintain or reduce the preliminary levy it set in September when approving the final 2014 property tax levy. Its final scheduled meeting is Tuesday (Dec. 16). The decrease is in part because residential property has yet to see big rebounds in assessed

VA Outpatient Clinic Coming to Scott County Next Year The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has selected Shakopee and Albert Lea as the new homes for outpatient clinics that will provide primary care, mental health and telemedicine appointments and other services. The federal government allocated $28.2 million to Valor Healthcare Inc. of Louisville, Ky. The company is division of Humana Government Business and will operate the new clinics. The two clinics are tentatively

slated to be open next summer, the Shakopee Valley News recently reported. The Scott County clinic is scheduled to be located at 1100 Town Square, just south of the intersection of Highway 169 and County Road 69 in western Shakopee. The VA had considered a clinic in McLeod County but selected Scott County because of the populations of area veterans. About 2,225 veterans should use the clinic in the first year its open, said Ralph Heussner, a spokesperson for the VA.

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Scott County Planning Commission Supports OK Corral’s Sign Request

The OK Corral got what it wanted from the Scott County Planning Advisory Commission Monday night. The restaurant in St. Lawrence Township has been operating for months in apparent violation of a county sign ordinance prohibiting dynamic electronic messages on signage. The commission recommended the restaurant’s request for an amendment to county ordinance be granted in commercial and industrial zones. The proposed amendment also limits the message changing The Budget once every 10 seconds. The biggest increases the county’s $83.83 million pro- Commissioner Joe Wagner of posed operational budget faces is a $925,000 hike in expenses, largely the result of increases in wages and insurance costs. The county spends 23 percent of its proposed budget on capital projects. Twenty-two percent of the county’s operational budget goes to social services. Twenty- A brief escape by a woman one percent goes to transporta- sentenced to the Minnesota tion, land management, parks Correctional Facility-Shakopee and libraries. Criminal justice has again fueled a call for the spending covers 19 percent of construction of a fence at the the proposed operational bud- state’s only prison for women. Shakopee Mayor Brad Tabke get. The county’s capital expendi- said the majority of the city ture and debt budgets will see council wants a fence built at a slight decrease as proposed. the prison. Previous efforts to The road and bridge fund is pro- fund a fence have failed durposed to hold the line at $4.99 ing the bonding process. The million in local levy dollars. Minnesota Department of CorThe capital expenditure bud- rections has proposed a $5.4 get includes local spending in million fence surrounding the transportation, parks, buildings grounds. Former Gov. Tim and information technology -- Pawlenty, a Republican, supis planned to drop from $1.95 ported the fence, as does the million in 2013 local taxes to current governor, DFLer Mark $1.57 million in 2014 local Dayton, the Shakopee Valley levy dollars. County debt paid News recently reported. by local tax dollars is planned Nearby residents oppose the to increase slightly, from $7.63 fence, claiming it does not million in 2013 to $7.7 million aesthetically fit in a residential area and will lower their propnext year. The reduction in capital and erty values. The current prison debt levy spending means that overall, the county’s budget is proposed to drop by 2.3 percent, from $121.82 million in 2013 to $119.02 million next year. Sand Creek is an impaired waProperty taxes will pay a terway and is planned for incluslightly larger chunk of county sion on the state’s list of tainted spending next year. In 2013, streams, creeks, ponds, lakes the $57.07 million levy covered and rivers. 47 percent of county expenses. Citing agricultural chemical Next year, that percentage of runoff and turbidity, the creek the budget should increase to has been added to the MPCA’s 48 percent – 57.67 million levy 2014 draft list of impaired waof a $119.02 million overall terways. Sand Creek enters the budget. county from Le Sueur County east of New Prague. It merges valuations, which impact levels of taxation. The owner of a house in Belle Plaine with a value set for tax purposes at $149,500 has seen that value drop by 4.8 percent in the past year or $46,200 since 2007. In Belle Plaine Township, for example, a house valued at $248,700 last year is still down 7.2 percent and has lost over $80,000 in value since 2007. In St. Lawrence Township, the valuation of a $270,600 house is off by 8.4 percent since 2013.

Sand Creek Township said the county board is expected to approve the amendment at its last scheduled meeting of the year, Tuesday morning, Dec. 17. Scott County’s concerns over dynamic signs are based on possible distractions to drivers and the amount of light electronic signs emit in the rural parts of Scott County. Wagner went to bat for the bar and restaurant earlier this when county staff sought to enforce its ordinance. Wagner said the ordinance was aimed at “dynamic billboards, huge signs on a post 40 or 50 feet in the air.” The 22-square-foot sign at OK

Corral, was never intended as the kind of signage the county wanted to control on dynamic electronic billboards along Highway 169. It advertises special events, food and drink deals at the restaurant and hours of operation, Wagner said. “This is nothing like a billboard towering over the highway,” he said. Changing electronic billboards, like the one at Emma Krumbees within Belle Plaine’s city limits, are not under Scott County’s control. Its ordinance only controls businesses in the townships.

Inmate’s Escape Renews Call for Fence at Shakopee Prison is on the south side of Sixth Avenue and was opened in 1986. It replaced a facility across the street that housed women offenders from 1920 to 1985. South of the school, Edward & Grace Sweeney Elementary School has over 700 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. A cemetery across the street has a fence around it. The 644 inmates at the prison are serving sentences for felonies ranging from theft to a litany of violent crimes that include murder. The DOC notes the prison’s population has grown over the years, as has their involvement in drug-related and violent crimes. Since 1995, seven women have escaped from the prison and 18 planned escapes were uncovered before they occurred. A hedge surrounds the prison

grounds. The DOC is also concerned about the intrusion of people, some carrying contraband, on to the grounds. The state is concerned husbands or boyfriends of inmates may help an inmate escape from the prison. Last Monday (Dec. 2), an inmate was detected on camera, just before 7 p.m., running for the perimeter of the prison grounds. She cleared the hedge, crossed 10th Avenue south of the prison and was loose for 23 minutes amidst a residential area before police found her hiding in a hedge of a house not far from the prison grounds, the newspaper reported. The woman was serving time 382 days for trying to escape from the Hennepin County Jail. She had just over seven months yet to serve before her release.

MPCA Says Sand Creek is Impaired with Raven Stream southeast of Jordan and runs through the city until it empties into the Minnesota River. Sand Creek joins a list of 22 other bodies of water in Scott County on the MPCA list from years past, the Jordan Independent recently reported. Impaired waters are deemed unsuitable for an array of uses

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Girls’ Basketball

H.S. Wrestling

Jan. 14 vs. Tri-City United Jan. 17 vs. Norwood YA Jan. 21 at Faribault BA Jan. 23 at Le Sueur-Hend. Jan. 28 vs. Watertown-Mayer Jan. 31 at Sibley East Feb. 6 vs. Mayer Lutheran Feb. 10 at Kenyon-W Feb. 11 vs. Jordan Feb. 14 at Tri-City United Feb. 20 at Norwood YA Feb. 21 vs. Le Sueur-Hend. Mar. 3 Start Subsection Mar. 14 Section Champ. at MSU Mar. 18-22 State Tournament at Williams Arena

Scott West Wins Two Duals, Captures Lakeville Invite

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MRC Standings (Standings as of Dec. 11) Boys’ Basketball W L Belle Plaine 1 0 Jordan 1 0 Le Sueur-Hend. 1 0 Mayer Lutheran 1 0 Norwood YA 0 1 Sibley East 0 1 Tri-City United 0 1 Watertown-M 0 1 Results Belle Plaine 73, W-M 54 Jordan 62, Sibley East 55 LS-H 80, NYA 79 Mayer Lutheran 59, NYA 48 Girls’ Basketball Gavin Dauwalter had five points and a team-high 14 rebounds at Watertown Thursday night.

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points off fast breaks. We did a tremendous job defensively as well. We held them to 34 percent shooting and zero fastbreak points.” Belle Plaine, 1-0 in the MRC, 2-0 overall, was scheduled to host Sibley East in another MRC game Tuesday night after this edition of the Herald went to press (see www.belleplaineherald.com or the Herald’s Facebook page for result). The Tigers will be at Mayer Lutheran for a big conference game 7:30 p.m. this Friday. Next Tuesday, Belle Plaine will head to Faribault Bethlehem Academy for a nonconference tilt starting at 7:30 p.m. Correction Last Wednesday’s photo of two Belle Plaine players defending a LCWM player under the basket incorrectly identified them as Ricky Fogarty and Mitchel Stier. They were Ricky Fogarty and Mitch Nelson. 2013-14 BPHS Boys’ Basketball Schedule

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Results from Belle Plaine High School varsity sports that Nov. 26 vs. LCWM W 82-67 take place after press time on Dec. 5 at W-M W 73-54 Tuesdays can be found at www. Dec. 10 vs. Sibley East belleplaineherald.com and on Dec. 13 at Mayer Lutheran the Herald’s Facebook page. Dec. 17 at Faribault BA Dec. 19 at Jordan Dec. 20 vs. Blue Earth Area Dec. 27-28 at Glencoe Tourn. Jan. 3 vs. WEM Jan. 7 vs. Tri-City United Volunteers for the Carver-Scott Jan. 10 vs. Norwood YA Humane Society will hold a pet Jan. 11 at St. Peter adoption on Saturday, Dec. 14 Jan. 16 at Le Sueur-Hend. from noon to 3 p.m. It will be Jan. 21 vs. Watertown-Mayer hosted at PETCO in Eden Prairie, which is located off Highway Jan. 23 at GFW 212 and Single Tree Lane. Jan. 24 at Sibley East CSHS is without its own buildJan. 28 at Waseca ing and all pets are housed in fosJan. 30 vs. Mayer Lutheran ter care. Feb. 3 vs. Glencoe-SL All cats and dogs have been miFeb. 7 at Tri-City United cro ID implanted, vet checked, Feb. 11 vs. Jordan wormed, had shots updated, Feb. 13 at Norwood YA checked for friendly temperaFeb. 14 vs. New Ulm ments and age appropriately Feb. 18 vs. Le Sueur-Hend. spayed/neutered. Adoption fees Feb. 25 Start Subsection are $175+ for cats and $200+ for Mar. 7 Section Championship dogs. at MSU Call the Society for more inMar. 12-15 State Tournament formation on adopting a homeless pet at 952-368-3553 or visit at Target Center

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Belle Plaine Competes at Apple Valley The Belle Plaine High School Explosion dance faced its first competition of the season in a 12-team invitational at Apple Valley High School on Saturday. Belle Plaine finished 10th in the meet, which was high kick only. Cannon Falls took first place with three points. Rounding out the field were Austin (8), Hutchinson (14), Marshall (16.5), Simley (17), Fridley (17), Holy Family Catholic (17.5), Kasson-Mantorville

(17.5), South St. Paul (24.5), Belle Plaine (30), Waconia (33) and Winona (35). “The girls gave a great performance but the competition was tough,” said Belle Plaine coach Kathi Stauffacher. Belle Plaine is scheduled to travel to Hutchinson for its next competition this Saturday. The event will consist of both high kick and jazz. 2013-14 BPHS Dance Remaining Schedule

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Hutchinson Invite MRC Meet 1 at ML Belle Plaine Invite MRC Meet 2 at Jord. Boys’ Basketball Waconia Invite Girls’ Basketball MRC Championship at Belle Plaine Farmington Invite Boys’ Basketball Belle Plaine Show Girls’ Basketball Boys’ Basketball

Best Start to Winter Recreation Since 2010 Anyone eager to get out crosscountry skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling will find an abundance of opportunities at many Minnesota state parks and trails, thanks to this past week’s significant snowfalls. “The recent heavy snowfall and the forecast for sustained cold temperatures offers prospects of substantial, enduring snow cover deep into the month,” said Greg Spoden, state climatologist at the Department of Natural Resources.

“It will be the best start to the winter recreation season since 2010.” Staff from the DNR’s Parks and Trails Division and local clubs have been busy grooming trails, but the DNR advises prospective park and trail visitors to check the website for trip planning tips before heading out to a winter recreation destination. Snow depth and trail conditions are updated every Thursday after 2 p.m. throughout the

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Stauffacher, Flynn, Siegle, Fogarty and Dahlke Win Titles After beating Mankato East 53-12 and New Ulm 52-12 Thursday night in Mankato, the Scott West wrestling team traveled to the Lakeville North Invitational on Saturday, where it won the tournament for the second time in three years. The Panthers amassed 239 team points to better team runner-up and host AAA #11 Lakeville North’s 159. “We got off to a little bit of a slow start,” comments Scott West coach Darren Ripley. “But than we started winning matches and we seemed to get stronger as the day went on and that’s what we like to do.” The Panthers also like to advance wrestlers to the championship finals and they would do just that they put seven individuals into the Lakeville North championship finals. Leading the way was eighthgrade 106-pounder Jackson Stauffacher, the son of Scott West coach Jerold Stauffacher. The young Stauffacher got the Panther championship round started in the right direction as he went right to work against junior Andrew Swanson of Ellsworth, Wis., as he blasted him with a double-leg take down and than proceeded to wrap him up in a cradle for a first-period pin and a gold medal. “It was good see Jackson get right out after his opponent,” cites Ripley. “He’s our lead ambassador and he knows the importance of setting the tempo and momentum for our team.” The setting of the Stauffacher tempo and momentum would propel Scott West to a 9-2 record in the final round that saw the Scott West team win five individual championships, one third-place match and three fifth-place matches. “You want to finish the tournament strong and minus an injury, we did that today,” states Ripley. For the third year in a row at the Lakeville North Invitational, Scott West juniors David Flynn battled his way through a solid bracket with a 5-0 semifinal victory over Woodbury’s AAA’s #5-rated Ty Johnson before winning a 3-0 rematch over New Richmond’s Shane Blackman. The two talented wrestlers had met in the finals of the tournament last year with Flynn winning by the identical 3-0 margin at 120. Flynn would score the 132-pound win with a second-period escape and a third-period half that led to a two-point near fall. “David did a good job of winning this match on the mat,” states Ripley. “He scored from top and bottom and didn’t allow his

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having to injury default to Lakeville North’s Tristyn Hanson in the championship round. “We will need to get Ray Carter back and healthy because he is a big part of this team and our success,” insists Ripley. Scott West also got consolation placing performances from Jake Schultz, who was third at 220, with Tyler Buesgens placing fifth at 126, Jacob Backlund fifth at 138 and Daniel Kochlin fifth at HWT. Ryan Siegle (120), Shane Abraham (152) and Jack Storlie (170) all competed and did not place in the top six of their respective bracket. “We had some very good performances and I thought Jake Schultz really wrestled a good tournament,” states Ripley. “Jacob Backlund came up with a big five-point move and overtime win to advance in the consolation rounds, while it was good to see the young Buesgens continue to win matches along with the senior Kochlin at HWT.” Scott West will be back in action this week at home on both Thursday and Friday nights. On Thursday, Scott West will host the Le Sueur-Henderson Giants in Belle Plaine before taking on AAA’s #7-rated Shakopee in Jordan on Friday night. The Panthers will have this Saturday off as they will be working the Scott West-McNamara Youth tournament that will be held in Jordan. 2013-14 Scott West Dual Results and Remaining Schedule Nov. 30 at Hastings Duals vs. Stillwater W 60-12 vs. Prior Lake T 26-26 vs. Albert Lea W 33-31 Dec. 5 at Mankato E. Quad vs. New Ulm W 52-12 vs. Mankato E. W 53-12 Dec. 7 at Lakeville N. Invite Dec. 12 vs. LS-H at B.P. Dec. 13 vs. Shakopee at Jor. Dec. 17 at Sibley East Dec. 20-21 MN Invite at Rochester Dec. 27-28 Rumble on Red at Fargo Dome Jan. 9 at New Prague Jan. 11 at Cresco Tourney Jan. 17 at Watertown-Mayer Jan. 18 at Eastview Tourney Jan. 24 vs. TCU at B.P. Jan. 25 at Bloom. Kennedy Tournament Jan. 31 vs. NYA at Jordan Feb. 6 at Eden Prairie Feb. 13 Start Section Tourney Feb. 15 Section Final Four at Glencoe-SL Feb. 21-22 Section Individual Feb. 27-Mar. 1 State Tourney at Xcel

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Belle Plaine defenders surrounded a Fairmont ball handler on this play during Thursday night’s game at the BPHS gym.

H.S. Girls’ Basketball

Belle Plaine Blown Out Twice by Dan Ruud The Belle Plaine High School girls’ basketball team managed to score just a combined 51 points in its first two games (both at home) while surrendering 137 in a pair of blowout losses to begin the season. The Tigers were routed 66-25 by Waterville-Elysian-Morristown last Tuesday and things didn’t get any better in a 71-26 pounding at the hands of Fairmont on Thursday. The Tigers were scheduled to head to Glencoe-Silver Lake for a nonconference game Tuesday night after this edition of the Herald went to press (see www.belleplaineherald. com or the Herald’s Facebook page for result). Belle Plaine will begin Minnesota River Conference play when it travels to Watertown-Mayer for a 7:30 p.m. game this Thursday. A busy pre-Christmas schedule resumes 7:30 p.m. Friday when Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton visits the Tigers for a nonconference game. Sibley East will be in town for a MRC contest 7:30 p.m. next Tuesday. WEM 66, Tigers 25 The Tigers opened the season last year with a 21-point (7352) victory at Waterville-Elysian-Morristown. What a difference a year can make as the Bucs gained revenge and then some as they came to Belle Plaine and crushed the Tigers by 41 points, making it a 62-point differential from 2012. “We played very poorly tonight in all facets of the game,” said Belle Plaine coach Randy Carlson. “We had too many turnovers, were not patient on offense and missed shots, etc. We are very inexperienced on the perimeter and it showed. Defensively, at times we were good. We have to get more consistent though. Our rebounding was okay, not great. We need to work hard and improve.” Only two Tigers scored more than two points – Mariena Hayden with 15 and Amara Meyer six. Hannah Preusser had two points, followed by Ireland Lambrecht and Torrie Kellogg with one apiece. Hayden also led the team in rebounds with nine.

Fairmont 71, Tigers 26 Another sluggish outing led to the Tigers’ second 40-plus point loss in 48 hours as Fairmont cruised to an easy victory at the BPHS gym. “Believe it or not, we showed some signs of improvement,” Carlson said. “But when you shoot as poorly as we did with 30-plus turnovers, nothing good happens. We need our guards to get us into our offense and make good decisions with the ball. We will continue to work on this and look to improve. Defensively, we had too many breakdowns and did not help or communicate well. We need people to handle the ball and get us into a rhythm. We give up way too many easy baskets and don’t get too many ourselves. We are searching for playmakers and scorers. Opportunities abound.” Belle Plaine’s scoring was a

little more spread out this time, with Hayden getting seven points, followed by Meyer and Elizabeth Johnson both with six. Lambrecht added four points and Megan Schmitz three. Hayden and Preusser both had five rebounds and Emily Vinkemeier four. 2013-14 BPHS Girls’ Basketball Schedule Dec. 3 vs. WEM L 66-25 Dec. 5 vs. Fairmont L 71-26 Dec. 10 at Glencoe-SL Dec. 12 at Watertown-Mayer Dec. 13 vs. JWP Dec. 17 vs. Sibley East Dec. 19 vs. GFW Dec. 20 at Mayer Lutheran Dec. 27-28 at NYA Tourney Jan. 2 at Mankato Loyola Jan. 9 at Jordan Jan. 11 at St. Peter

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The Tigers’ Colton Hentges sent a bounce pass to Gavin Dauwalter during Thursday night’s game at Watertown.

H.S. Boys’ Basketball

Tigers Roll Over Royals by Dan Ruud Senior guard Aaron Bigaouette tossed in 25 points to lead the Belle Plaine High School boys’ basketball team to 73-54 win over Watertown-Mayer Thursday night in Watertown. It was the Minnesota River Conference opener for both teams. The Tigers, who held a 34-24 advantage at halftime, were also led by Luke Narveson and Ricky Fogarty with 13 and 11 points, respectively. Rounding out the scoring for Belle Plaine were Sam Karl (6), Gavin Dauwalter (5), Mitch Nelson (5), Taylor Lenz (4), Cameron Lark (2) and Kincade Retzer (2). Dauwalter topped the Tigers in rebounds with 14, followed by Bigaouette (12), Karl (9), Narveson (4), Fogarty (3) and Nelson (3). Bigaouette and Karl both had five assists and Dauwalter blocked two shots. Hunter Hulley and Brett Johnson led the Royals with 12 points apiece. “We played well in all aspects of the game tonight,” said Belle Plaine coach John Wellner. “We took care of the ball on offense, we rebounded well, especially on offense, and we scored 15 points on second chances. Watertown only scored three. We didn’t shoot the ball as well as we did against LCWM but we still took good shots. Over half our points were either lay ups or shots in the lane. The difference tonight was that we pushed the tempo a lot more and scored 14

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Aaron Bigaouette had a game-high 25 points at Watertown Thursday night. He also had 12 rebounds and five assists.

Belle Plaine’s Emily Vinkemeier drove to the basket on this play Thursday night at the BPHS gym.

The Tigers’ Elizabeth Johnson, with ball, had six points against Fairmont Thursday night at Belle Plaine’s Sam Karl had nine rebounds, six points and five assists at Watertown Thursday night. the BPHS gym.


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Holiday Express Photos

A Winter Concert Members of Belle Plaine Junior-Senior High School’s band program performed a variety of holiday tunes Monday evening in the north gymnasium. The concert band, jazz ensemble, eighth-grade band and seventh-grade band consists of just over 100 musicians under the direction of Jeanine Kruschke.

The line was long but the reward at the end of it was a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus during Holiday Express at BPHS on Saturday. A drawing table about halfway through the line gave kids a chance to pass the time away a little easier.

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tial monthly utility bill for the city average of 4,000-gallon usage will increase from approximately $43.52 this year to $54.13 (only includes water and sewer, no other charges). Similar hikes are forecast for 2015 through 2018. Alec Lorenz was among the BPHS students putting in time helping young shoppers, including According to a report by the Mya Galvez, pick out gifts for their family at the Holiday Express Store at BPHS media center city’s financial advising firm, Abdo, Eick & Meyers, the on Saturday. city’s water fund has decreased steadily every year since 2006 and needs to be replenished. “The fund has not had sufficient revenues to cover its operations in the prior three years,” states the report. “The sug-

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payments to employees will go up 3.5 percent. New connections are estimated at 10 residential and two commercial customers per year. The complete Abdo, Eick and Meyers report, including water and sewer cost comparisons with other area cities, is available on the city of Belle Plaine’s website. The slide show on the website is based on percentages only, not actual rates. Therefore, there may be some slight differences in amounts. A copy of the city’s proposed 2014 fee schedule is available for review at the City Hall building.

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BreAnn McDermand was among the BPHS students who assisted young shoppers at the Holiday Express Store Saturday. Among those little ones was Sophia Otto, who was Christmas shopping for her parents and brother.  

locations to choose from, we make it easy for you to keep your Game On!

Shakopee

Chaska

Savage

St. Francis Medical Office Building 1601 St. Francis Ave., Suite 200

Chaska Community Center 1661 Park Ridge Dr., Suite 100

Savage Medical Building 6350 143rd St. Savage, MN 55372

Shakopee, MN 55379

Chaska, MN 55318

952.428.2001

952.428.1250

952.428.1550

(Therapy services vary between locations)

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all the care you need Among those making family Christmas stockings at Holiday Express Saturday were, from left, Molly Wellner and daughter Julia, and Jenna Audette with daughters Kate and Emily.

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Dec 11, 2013 belle plaine herald  

Dec 11, 2013 belle plaine herald

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