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A PRSRTSTD ECRWSS U.S. Postage Paid Kasson, MN Permit No. 11

Address Service Requested. 105 1st Ave NW • Kasson, MN 55944

Volume 147 No. 52

Serving the Dodge County & Byron Areas

www.dcinews.com

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Buckingham Associates At Weichert, Realtors Buckingham Associates we are continuing to grow to ensure our clients receive the best buying and selling experience possible.

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307 1st St. NE,Kasson

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•Walk-out ranch •Main floor laundry •Master bath, walk-in closet •No neighbors behind you MLS#4041382 $229,900

•Main floor laundry •Hardwood floors •Four season sun room •Nice size trees, private backyard MLS#4041815 $142,900

•Over 3,000 sq. ft. finished •Hickory cabinets & hardwood floors! •Main floor laundry, ceramic tile •Walkout lower, 1128 sq. ft. garage MLS#4039534 $229,900

33 South Fork Dr. SE, Kasson 714 South Fork Pl. SE, Kasson •Private backyard with pond •Family room with fireplace •Master has his/her walk-in closets MLS#4036846 $99,900

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1101 3rd St. SE, Kasson•$163,000

May the joy of Christmas fill your homes with family, friends, love and laughter! Merry Christmas to each and every one of you! Liza Larsen

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•Yes, I am going to be with family. •We will be staying home. •Will be going away, but staying in •the K-M area. Log on to

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Our family to yours

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LOTS TO BUILD NEW HOMES OR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS!

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707 Center Ave. S. Hayfield This split level home has 4BR and 2 bathrooms. Upper level has 2 bedrooms, a full bath, living room, eat-in-kitchen and a small deck off of the kitchen. Lower level has 2 bedrooms, 3/4 bath and a nice family room with new carpet and new furnace. A concrete driveway, 2 stall detached garage, and a fenced in back yard with mature trees. $119,900

4085 70th Ave. NW, Byron Byron 2 acre lot with a 3 bedroom 2 bath home. Large 26 by 28 heated garage with loft. Very private and yet close to Rochester and Byron. Large outbuilding and huge deck off the back. This will not last long!

TIEGEN’S VALLEY VIEW HAYFIELD • 1.38 - 1.6 Acre Lots • Country Living • Ready-to-build • Natural Gas, Utilities, • Water and Sewer to lot • line • Easy access to 2 blacktop • roads • Hayfield School District • Recreation Area

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200 Main St. West, Hayfield Commercial Property.This property has 3 NEW PRICE buldings with a combined square footage REDUCTION of 28,000. BUILDING 1 was built in 2000.The 70' x 144' pole type construcFOR QUICK SALE tion has 12' sidewalls, 10,080 sq. ft., in $54,900 floor heat, central air, shipping and receiving area, 3 offices, 2 bathrooms. BUILDING 2 was built in 1969. The 69' x 122' pole type construction has 16 ft. sidewalls, cement floor, 2 overhead doors and a 26' x 72' lean to on the NE side. Building 3 was built in 1928. The 60' x 128' building has 12 ft. sidewalls, cement floor with bins for holding lumber, insulated and heated area with a 1/2 bath and 405 1st St. Hayfield office area, currently has rental income. The buildings sit on one full city block with Great Starter Home! Two bedrooms, 1 bath. Newer roof, windows, floorasphalt driveways and parking area. $425,000 ing and furnace.

PRICE REDUCED!! 510 4th ST NW Hayfield 300 2nd St., Hayfield From the updated kitchen with garden window, to the original woodwork, open stairway and full walk up attic, this home is one to put on your list to see. Conveniently located close to the park and pool on a corner lot. $98,900

Enjoy 2,912 sq. ft. of living area. All 3 bedrooms are on the main The hardwood floors, open stairlevel. Master bedroom has a masway and columns in this home on ter bath. The eat-in-kitchen has a corner lot give it a charm that patio door to the back yard. few have. This along with the 2 Basement is 4 years old with 2 stall garage, fresh paint and curegress windows for future bedrent updates makes this home one rooms if needed, and is stubbed in to be in for the holidays. $84,900 for a 3rd bath. The attached double garage is 4 years old. $119,900

517 1st ST. SE, Hayfield

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73049 250th Ave Hayfield This 3 bedroom 11/2 bath home with a newer roof and windows has 2 nice sized bedrooms upstairs with wood floors.1 bedroom on the main floor and a den with a 1/2 bath, living room with a wood burning fire place and a patio door to a large deck with a built in grill.There is a 4 stall detached garage, black top driveway on 1.24 acres. $99,900

416 West 2nd St Claremont Updates including windows, roof and bathroom make this home ready to move into. The two car attached garage and rear deck also add to amenities of this home. Possibility of 3rd bedroom. $91,900

Happy Holdiays! Call Stacy Jahraus for your home financing needs

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507-285-2971 1701 Greenview Place SW Rochester, MN 55902

24844 685th St., Kasson 7 acres in park like setting. 3 bedroom split with Vaulted ceilings, fire place,over sized 3 car garage and a 36x48 heated shop. Also includes a 3 season porch with deck and a walk out basement. $279,000

To all our good friends both far and near, Go our very best wishes for a Merry Christmas. And to all our neighbors and associates, too We’re really grateful to know all of you!

NMLSR ID 404542

Oslo Commercial Property.1.66 Acres retail store, $89,900 pole shed for shop and storage.

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Dodge County Independent, Kasson, MN

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Dodge County 4-H Awards and Recognition Night

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SPOTLIGHT

K-M senior Erin Schlotthauer is a member of the National Honor Society and a high honors student. She is in the concert choir, Knowledge Bowl and is a captain on the basketball team. Erin is also a Junior Explorer on the Mantorville Fire Department and has become a first responder. After graduation she plans to attend the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and major in biology with plans to become a dentist.

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Pictured left to right are 4-H YLC Vice President Carter Espinoza, Friend of 4-H recipients Cathy Moenning, Beverly Johnson, Eric Johnson and 4-H YLC President Bryce Seljan.

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve Monday, December 31

Dodge County 4-H Awards and Recognition Night was held on Sunday, November 18th at Kasson United Methodist Church. Over 125 youth and adults were present to receive recognition, awards and to support the 4-H Youth Development program. The Zumbro Rockets 4-H Club was in charge of decorations and the Young Riders 4-H Club provided the meal and helped serve. Fifty-nine first year members were honored by receiving a plaque and engraved named plate to start their collection of discs for records completed for projects each year; as well as the following:

Have a Happy New Year!

8 p.m. to Closing Ring in the New Year at Harold’s Club! •Noisemakers •Hats •Horns •Everyone Welcome•

Harold’s Club

Youth: 27 Five-Year 4-H members 13 Ten Year 4-H Members 7 Eleven Year 4-H Members 4 Twelve Year 4-H Members 6 Thirteen Year 4-H Members 9 Youth Graduating from the 4H Program 58 Youth turning in record books for achievement awards The following Adult Leaders / Volunteers were recognized: 21 Assistant Leaders and Club Leaders 2 First-Year Screened 4-H Volunteers 3 Five-Year Screened 4-H Volunteers 2 Ten-Year Screened 4-H Volunteers

Main Street, Dodge Center

374-9425

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Two reasons to stock up! Kasson Liquor will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on December 24 T OUR U O K C E CH KETS!! S A B T IF G

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Please join us for our • Special Christmas room with • Open Holiday Open House, several Christmas decor items. Saturday, December 22 • Come shop for great gift ideas, 7 days a week until Christmas big variety of items. from 10-2 for Cookies, • Gift certificates now available. Coffee and Cider.

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CALL 356-8735

KASSON LIQUOR STORE

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A great evening was had by all. Thank you to Young Riders and Zumbro Rockets for hosting the event, Kasson United Methodist Church for use of their building, to the Youth Leadership Council Officers for presenting the awards, and to all of the adults and youth who helped with record judging and anyone else who volunteered to make the evening a success.

Twenty-five year volunteers (left to right) Rhonda Weis and Ann Thayer received certificates.

DaisyMae 109 W. Main Street Kasson 634-7040

Outstanding 4-H Graduate: Kole Delzer, Dodge Center Ducks

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2 Twenty-Five-Year Screened 4-H Volunteers 1 Thirty-Year Screened 4-H Volunteer Special Awards were presented to the following: Outstanding Large Animal: Aubrey Postier Independent Outstanding Small Animal: Miranda Steinfadt, Oslo All Stars Conservation Award: Timothy Moenning, Eden Progressive Gophers Outstanding Jr. Boy: Carter Espinoza, Zumbro Rockets Outstanding Jr. Girl: Angela Kitzerow, Zumbro Rockets Outstanding Sr. Boy: Ryan Peterson, Zumbro Rockets Outstanding Sr. Girl: Emilie Moenning, Eden Progressive Gophers

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“Christmas at Our House” FREE Community Dinner Alone at Christmas? Away from your family? Join us at Community Celebration Church

11:30

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• Tuesday, December 25

Turkey and all the fixings. Reservations required by December 20 to: amywrobleski@yahoo.com or 398-9390

The Knights of Columbus presented a check to SEMCAC from the sale of Christmas wreaths in their communities. They represent the churches of St. Johns in Dodge Center, St. Vincent in West Concord and St. Francis in Claremont. Brian Monosmith and Randy Dessner presented the check to Dodge County Food Shelf Director Audrey Erwin last Thursday afternoon. Photo by Wayne Hendrickson.

27401 Cty. Hwy. 34 Kasson 507-634-1463 Join us for any of our Sunday services at

Visit our website at ccc-kasson.org

8:30, 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

deadline To meet printing deadlines all news copy, church news, advertisements and classified ads for the Wednesday, January 2nd edition are due by

Noon, Thursday, December 27th

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Kasson-Mantorville High School Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America and National Honor Society members Toni Kennedy and Brooke Paradise along with KM Lions Club member Lynn Knutson presented checks to the area food shelf. The Lions Club donated $500 for every 1,000 pounds of food the KM School District collected. (submitted photo)

The Dodge County Independent office will be open from 8-12 p.m. on Monday, December 31st and CLOSED on Tuesday, January 1st.

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Fairview Care Center staff decorate for the holidays! A Fairview Care Center staff member decorated an office door in the business office. That triggered an avalanche of Christmas spirit from staff. Someone came up with the idea of decorating the community doors and have a competition with the staff. “Something simple turned into something that mushroomed and grew,” said Fairview administrator Jane Sheeran. “The staff came together and really made it look festive here.” Some two dozen community doors were decorated by staff. Each staff member chose their own theme and many of them did some of the work on their own time. “For our staff here at Fairview this is more than a job. They take pride in the work they do,” said Sheeran. So many of the residents are unable to be at home for the holidays so the staff brought the home, holiday feeling to Fairview last week. “Residents love it,” said the Fairview administrator. Resident Ted Singfiel from Kasson commented,

“It’s darn nice around here.” Activities director Alyssa Huisenga commented, “It really brightens up the place and we had fun doing it.” They decided to decorate the community doors because there were too many resident

doors and they did not want to single people out. Thursday will be the door decorating judging by a resident, family member and staff member. Prizes will be awarded at the fun day.

Judging by the comments made about the festive holiday look at Fairview Care Center this could be the first of many annual staff decorating competitions.

Jodi Liebenow stands by the door she decorated. She works in social services.

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Staff member Robin Vicker decorated her door saying, “Thatʼs me. It looks like something that would be at my house.”

Courtney Brinkʼs door was of Christmas trees and stuffed animal toys. She said the idea just came to her.

Maintenance personnel had a real sense of humor on their door. They came up with a naughty and nice door. One of the two dozen community doors decorated at the Fairview Care Center is at the entrance to the physical therapy room.

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Mary Aarsvold 26 Years

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Judy Engelhardt

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Wanda Voigt 19 Years

Laura Eisterhold

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Deborah Moorman

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Brooke (Palmer) Distad

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Shelly Baker

Teresa Baudoin 14 Years

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Teri Gillett

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Jodi Hill

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Diane Fish 7 Years

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Jeff Palmer 7 Years

Karen McClamroch 3 months 6 Years

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KASSON STATE BANK 203 West Main St, MN 55944

(507) 634-7022 www.kassonstatebank.com HOLIDAY HOURS: Monday, December 24: 24 MAIN BANK: 9 a.m.- 12 noon; DRIVE UP: Lobby 9 a.m.- 12 noon Drive thru: 7:30 a.m.- 12 noon Tuesday, December 25: Closed Monday, December 31: 31 MAIN BANK: 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.; DRIVE UP: Lobby 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Drive thru: 7:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Tuesday, January 1: Closed

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4 bed 2 bath walkout split with over 2,700 sq. ft. finished. Huge kitchen with ample custom kitchen cabinets. Vaulted ceilings, 6 panel doors, ceramic tile, hardwood floors, walk-in closets, whirlpool tub, Oversized insulated 3 car garage. Located near ONLY $199,500 the schools and 18 hole golf course, appliances included.

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LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION! No more mowing or snow shoveling. That leaves more time to enjoy the 18 hole golf course. Many upgrades to this open floor plan townhome. Custom oak cabinets,2 tier custom island,cathederal ceilings,gas fireplace, paneled doors, masterbath and walk-in closets, appliances included.

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We’re ready for it....are you? Call Kyle today at (507)254-5404 PROMPT-RELIABLE-SAFE SERVICE K-M Early Childhood Initiative Family Speak-Out

4-H project benefits young girls in Haiti

Parents mark your calendar for this upcoming event. On Sunday, January 27th, Tina Feigal, M.S. Ed., will be speaking on "Transforming Challenging Child Behavior: Present Moment Parenting". Tina has written the "Pocket Coach for Parents: Your Two Week Guide to a Dramatically Improved Life with your Intense Child". She has been featured in Twin Cities and Sioux Falls media and has spoken at numerous conferences for a variety of organizations. Plan to attend on Sunday, January 27th from Tina Feigal, M.S. Ed. 3:00-5:30 p.m. at the Kasson-Mantorville Community Education Building. (snow date: Feb. 10th) To learn more go to www.toolboxparent.com 52-2ncSh

For a Dodge County Free Fair 4-H project this year Hannah Bigelow-Ehmke did a church project and took it one step further. Hannah is a member of both the Vernon Victor 4-H Club and St. John's Lutheran Church in Kasson. The church supports a school in Pignon, Haiti. During vacation Bible school Hannah and her grandmother Darlene Bigelow tied 357 hair ribbons for young girls in Haiti. The girls there have long hair and many of the families are too poor to purchase something as simple as a hair ribbon. The photos here show that the colorful hair ribbons did reach their destination at a school in Bouyaha, Haiti. In fact one of the photos shows the article done on Hannah and her project that appeared on the front page of the Dodge County Independent Newspaper the week after the fair. The pastor of the church/school is holding the article. Hannah won a reserve champion ribbon for the 4-H project that also made many young girls in Haiti very happy. At the time Hannah said she might even give up her ribbon just to see the faces on the girls in Haiti when they opened the package. That was not necessary because photos of several of the girls wearing the ribbons and one of them unpacking them were sent.

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Hannah Bigelow-Ehmke was all smiles when she earned a reserve champion ribbon for a 4-H project this past summer that also benefitted young girls in Haiti. Her project was titled "Hair Ties for Haiti".

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LEGAL NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE 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: December 9, 2010 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $169,680.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Steven C. Barnhart and Jonnette M. Barnhart, husband and wife MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., a Delaware corporation as nominee for PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital Company, a Texas corporation DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: Filed January 21, 2011, Dodge County Recorder; Document No. A-190414 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. by written assignment recorded on April 11, 2012 as Document Number A-196090, in the Office of the County Recorder of Dodge County, Minnesota. LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: All that part of the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter (SW 1/4 SE 1/4) of Section 6, Township 108 North, Range 17 West, described as follows: Commencing at the Southwest (SW) corner of the SE 1/4 of said Section 6, thence East, assumed bearing, along the South line of the SE 1/4, 645.00 feet for a point of beginning, thence North 06 degrees 00' 00" West, 625.00 feet, thence North 89 degrees 00' 00" East, 562.00 feet thence South 05 degrees 54' 55" East, 634.76 feet to the South line of said SE 1/4, thence West, along said South line, 562.00 feet to the point of beginning; Being subject to a 33 foot easement for Country Road "B" over the southerly boundary thereof; Containing 8.09 acres, more or less STREET ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 16746 530th Street, West Concord, MN 55985-4694 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Dodge County, Minnesota THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE ON THE MORTGAGE ON THE DATE OF THE NOTICE: $173,320.72 THAT no action or proceeding has been instituted at law to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; that there has been compliance with all preforeclosure notice and acceleration requirements of said mortgage, and/or applicable statutes; PURSUANT, to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: January 10, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. PLACE OF SALE: Dodge County Sheriff’s office, 22 East Sixth Street, Mantorville, Minnesota 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 Six (6) months from the date of sale. Unless said mortgage is reinstated or the property redeemed, or unless the time for redemption is reduced by judicial order, you must vacate the premises by 11:59 p.m. on July 10, 2013. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: NONE “THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED.” Dated: November 14, 2012 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Mortgagee REITER & SCHILLER, P.A. By:/s/ Rebecca F. Schiller, Esq. Sarah J.B. Adam, Esq. N. Kibongni Fondungallah, Esq. James J. Pauly, Esq. Steven R. Pennock, Esq. Curt N. Trisko, Esq. Attorneys for Mortgagee

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LEGAL NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE 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: 01/09/2006 MORTGAGOR(S): David Randsome Hain, a single man. MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for America's Wholesale Lender Transaction Agent: Mortgage Electronic Registration System, Inc. Transaction Agent Mortgage ID No: 1000157-0006317212-2 Lender or Broker: America's Wholesale Lender Servicer: Bank of America, N.A. Mortgage Originator: America's Wholesale Lender DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded January 30, 2006,Dodge County Recorder, Document No. A164535. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: Bank of America, National Association as successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP Dated: March 20, 2012,Recorded April 02, 2012,Dodge County Recorder, Document No. A195959. LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: The West 165 feet of Tract "G" in the City of Kasson, Minnesota; also described as: The West 165 feet of the following described tract: Commencing at the center of Mantorville Street (now Avenue) 4 47/100 and 2/9 chains North of the Northwest corner of Block 2 in the Village of Kasson, thence North 1 chain 11 1/9 links, thence East 4 chains and 50 links, thence South 1 chain 11 1/9 links, thence West 4 chains and 50 links to the place of beginning; being a part of what is known as Tract "G" in Bunker's Addition to the Village of Kasson. REGISTERED PROPERTY: No TAX PARCEL NO.: 243510750 ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 408 N Mantorville Ave Kasson, MN 55944 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Dodge ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $84,000.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $78,918.26 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: Thursday, January 03, 2013, 11:00 a.m. PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff's Main Office, Dodge County Courthouse, City of Mantorville to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and dis-

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bursements, including attorneys' fees allowed by law subject to redemption within 6 months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns. DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: The date on or before which the mortgagor must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under Minnesota Statutes section 580.30 or the property redeemed under Minnesota Statutes section 580.23 is 07/03/2013 at 11:59 p.m. If the foregoing date is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, then the date to vacate is the next business day at 11:59 p.m. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: NONE THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. Dated: November 06, 2012 Bank of America, National Association as successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP Assignee of Mortgagee Peterson, Fram & Bergman, P.A. By: Steven H. Bruns Attorneys for: Bank of America, National Association as successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP Assignee of Mortgagee 55 E. 5th St., Suite 800 St. Paul, MN 55101 (651) 209-7599 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. 16751-120920 C:47-52c

LEGAL NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE 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: 03/31/2008 MORTGAGOR(S): Junior Sleezer, a single man. MORTGAGEE: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Transaction Agent: n/a Transaction Agent Mortgage ID No: n/a Lender or Broker: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Servicer: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. Mortgage Originator: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded April 01, 2008,Dodge County Recorder, Document No. A176445. LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: East 1/2 of Lot 11 and all of Lot 12, Block 7, Original Plat, City of Claremont, Dodge County, Minnesota. REGISTERED PROPERTY: No TAX PARCEL NO.: 21.100.1260 ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 212 Wheat Street Claremont, MN 55924 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Dodge ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $40,816.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $41,675.83 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; that no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: Thursday, January 03, 2013, 11:00 a.m. PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff's Main Office, Dodge County Courthouse, City of Mantorville to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and dis-

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bursements, including attorneys' fees allowed by law subject to redemption within 6 months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns. DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: The date on or before which the mortgagor must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under Minnesota Statutes section 580.30 or the property redeemed under Minnesota Statutes section 580.23 is 07/03/2013 at 11:59 p.m. If the foregoing date is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, then the date to vacate is the next business day at 11:59 p.m. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: NONE THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. Dated: October 31, 2012 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Mortgagee Peterson, Fram & Bergman, P.A. By: Michael T. Oberle Attorneys for: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Mortgagee 55 E. 5th St., Suite 800 St. Paul, MN 55101 (651) 209-7599 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. 16309-110545 B:47-52c

LEGAL NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE 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: December 24, 2009 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $169,112.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Travis G. Brua, a single person MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., a Delaware corporation as nominee for NFM, Inc., a Maryland corporation d/b/a National Fidelity Corporation DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: Filed January 19, 2010, Dodge County Recorder; Document No. A-185591 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: Bank of America, National Association, successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP, F/K/A Countrywide Home Loans Servicing LP by written assignment recorded on April 2, 2012 as Document Number A-195956, in the Office of the County Recorder of Dodge County, Minnesota. LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot Two (2), Block Two (2), North Park Subdivision STREET ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 804 5th Avenue NW, Dodge Center, MN 55927 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Dodge County, Minnesota THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE ON THE MORTGAGE ON THE DATE OF THE NOTICE: $180,717.97 THAT no action or proceeding has been instituted at law to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; that there has been compliance with all preforeclosure notice and acceleration requirements of said mortgage, and/or applicable statutes; PURSUANT, to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: January 31, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. PLACE OF SALE: Dodge County Sheriff’s office, 22 East Sixth Street, Mantorville, Minnesota 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 six (6) months from the date of sale. Unless said mortgage is reinstated or the property redeemed, or

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unless the time for redemption is reduced by judicial order, you must vacate the premises by 11:59 p.m. on July 31, 2013. M O R T G A G O R ( S ) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: NONE “THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED.” Dated: December 5, 2012 BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP Mortgagee SCHILLER & ADAM, P.A. By: /s/ Rebecca F. Schiller, Esq. Sarah J.B. Adam, Esq. N. Kibongni Fondungallah, Esq. James J. Pauly, Esq. Steven R. Pennock, Esq. Curt N. Trisko, Esq. Jeffrey D. Klobucar, Esq. Attorneys for Mortgagee 25 North Dale Street St. Paul, MN 55102-2227 (651) 209-9760 (G2617) THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE FORECLOSURE DATA Minn. Stat. § 580.025 (1) Street Address, City and Zip Code of Mortgaged Premises: 804 5th Avenue NW, Dodge Center, MN 55927 (2) Transaction Agent: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., a Delaware corporation as nominee for NFM, Inc., a Maryland corporation d/b/a National Fidelity Corporation (3) Name of Mortgage Originator (Lender): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., a Delaware corporation as nominee for NFM, Inc., a Maryland corporation d/b/a National Fidelity Corporation (4) Residential Servicer: Bank of America, N.A. (800) 669-6650 (5) Tax Parcel Identification Number: 22-475-0202 (6) Transaction Agent’s Mortgage ID Number (MERS number): 100259100001301765 S:51-4c

the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: February 12, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. PLACE OF SALE: Dodge County Sheriff’s office, 22 East Sixth Street, Mantorville, Minnesota 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 Six (6) months from the date of sale. Unless said mortgage is reinstated or the property redeemed, or unless the time for redemption is reduced by judicial order, you must vacate the premises by 11:59 p.m. on August 12, 2013. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: NONE “THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED.” Dated: December 14, 2012 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Mortgagee SCHILLER & ADAM, P.A. By: /s/ Rebecca F. Schiller, Esq. Sarah J.B. Adam, Esq. N. Kibongni Fondungallah, Esq. James J. Pauly, Esq. Steven R. Pennock, Esq. Curt N. Trisko, Esq. Jeffrey D. Klobucar, Esq. Attorneys for Mortgagee 25 North Dale Street St. Paul, MN 55102-2227 (651) 209-9760 (WF2547) THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE FORECLOSURE DATA Minn. Stat. § 580.025 (1) Street Address, City and Zip Code of Mortgaged Premises: 209 3rd Street East, Dodge Center, MN 55927 (2) Transaction Agent: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (3) Name of Mortgage Originator (Lender): Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (4) Residential Servicer: Wells Fargo (800) 868-0043 (5) Tax Parcel Identification Number: 22.105.0400 (6) Transaction Agent’s Mortgage ID Number (MERS number): None A:52-5c

LEGAL NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE 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: December 9, 2005 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $73,333.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Daren D. Phillips and Amber M. Phillips, husband and wife MORTGAGEE: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: Filed December 19, 2005, Dodge County Recorder; Document No. A-163792 ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: Assigned to: none LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Commencing 60 feet west of the NE corner of Lot 32, thence west 60 feet, south 180 feet, east 60 feet, north 180 feet, to beginning. Part of Lots 32 and 33, Auditior's 2nd Addition, City of Dodge Center STREET ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 209 3rd Street East, Dodge Center, MN 55927 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Dodge County, Minnesota THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE ON THE MORTGAGE ON THE DATE OF THE NOTICE: $69,477.57 THAT no action or proceeding has been instituted at law to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; that there has been compliance with all preforeclosure notice and acceleration requirements of said mortgage, and/or applicable statutes; PURSUANT, to the power of sale contained in said mortgage,

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FOR RENT-Dodge Center, 1 BR apt in tri plex. Stove, fridge, water and heat furnished. No pets, non smoking unit. $495 rent and $495 deposit. 507-374-6747 or 507-374-6392. 52tfc

61131 260th Ave, Mantorville Two story home located on 3.5 acres. 3 BR, 4BA. Large kitchen with granite countertops. 2 Fireplaces. 2826 sq. ft. Finished basement with walkout. Attached screen porch and deck. Many trees with Zumbro River running through it. Very quiet country setting located on a dead end blacktop road. 24 x 28 ďŹ nished detached garage with loft storage. $330,000.00. 61131 260th Ave, Mantorville. 507-635-5052 52c

FOR RENT - Kasson 2BR LL split entry apartment, washer/dryer, air, single car garage, $550/mo plus utilities and security deposit. Available now. 259-2719. 52tfc

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REAL ESTATE - Completely remodeled 2 BR home, huge master BR w/3 closets, all new kitchen & bath, main floor laundry, spacious fenced yard, attached garage, walking distance to downtown. $83,900 259-9648. 52-1c REAL ESTATE -FSBO asking $234,000, 4 acre hobby farm, set up for horses, pasture, 40x40 barn/shop, 3BR, 2BA home, 3200 sq ft, many improvements & updates, gardens, mature trees, 16646 County Hwy 24, Dodge County. Call Chris at 507-259-9338. cwolcott3005@frontier.com. Serious inquiries only. 52-3c

FOR RENT FOR RENT - Southview Apartments under new management. Spacious 1 & 2 BR available in West Concord. Please call Robert at 507696-2561. 28tfc FOR RENT - Apartments for rent, 1, 2 & 3 BR, gas & elec. included. 507-273-7386. 50-1p, 2tfc FOR RENT - 1, 2 and 3 BR apts., $395, $450, $525, heat paid, parking with plug-ins, A/C. Ref.+deposit req. 6342041. 4tfc

FOR RENT - Apartments for rent with all utilities paid for 6 months! Spacious! Bright! Clean! New upgrades. 1 & 2 BR apts. Come to your new home. Great Western Apartments. Call: 507-884-9706. 14tfc FOR RENT - 2BR apt., $550/mo plus cleaning dep, 1 BR, $500/mo. plus cleaning dep., heat included, NP, ref req., call George 507-2699870 44tfc

EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT - Need man to pump septic systems, drain cleaning and repair. Also some data entry on computer. CDL or experience required. Send resume to: admin@lethsewerservice.com or phone 507-635-5590. 36tfc

Pine Haven Community HOME HEALTH AIDE Evergreen Place in Pine Island has a job opportunity for an experienced Home Health Aide. Must be certified as a nursing assistant. Join our dedicated team and make a real difference in someone’s life. Check us out at www.pinehavencommunity.org Send resume to:

Human Resources Pine Haven Community

FOR RENT - Kasson 4BR, 2BA, 2 car garage, background check required, $1150/mo., long term lease desirable. 608-865-0765. 51-52p

Apply in person or send resume to:

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EMPLOYMENT - Krueger Trucking, Austin, MN looking for OTR drivers, dry vans, 401K, paid holidays, vacation, health insurance. 800634-3317. 50-1c EMPLOYMENT - Insurance office in Kasson is looking for a dependable person for a part time Office Assistant position. 20 hours/week. Hours are 12-4 Monday thru Thursday and 9-1 on Fridays. Computer & Insurance experience helpful but will train. Pay starts at $12-15/hour depending on experience. Please send resume to PO Box 218, Kasson, MN 55944 by Dec. 21st. 51-52c

EMPLOYMENT - Professional office seeking receptionist, approx. 30-35 hrs/wk, 4 days: M,T,W & F, phone, typing/computer skills needed. Send resume or application request c/o 105 1st Ave. NW, Kasson. 51-1c EMPLOYMENT - PT/weekend employment on pork farm. Call 507-374-2210. 52-1c

HOUSEKEEPING PT days, 2 days a week and every other weekend. Check us out at: www.pinehavencommunity.org and see what our home-like environment has to offer.

Human Resources Pine Haven Community 210 NW 3rd St. Pine Island, MN 55963 (507) 356-8304 humanresources@pinehavencommunity.org EOE/AA 52-1c

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FOR RENT - House in Dodge Center, 1BR, C/A, heat, large deck, near new, $450/mo. 374-2596, 635-5810. 46tfc

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First Baby of 2013 Contest

2012 Winner!

The date is fast approaching to see who will be the first-born baby of 2013. Parents who are expecting on or close to January 1, 2013 may get another special delivery: a valuable bundle of prizes!

Qualifications to be eligible: 1. Baby must be born to parents who reside within the boundaries of Dodge County. 2. Parents must contact newspaper office. 3. Birthdate must be on or after January 1, 2013. 4. Must give date, hour and minute of birth and full names of parents along with address ...and phone number. 5. Name, sex, weight and length of baby needs to ...be given. 6. Mail or bring all information to the Dodge County Independent Newspaper office at 105 First Avenue NW, Kasson, MN 55944 as soon as possible. You can also call the office at (507) 634-7503 between the hours of 8am-5pm Monday-Friday. 7. Entry denotes permission to publish submitted photo in this newspaper.

Tyndall Evans and Shelby Jacobson of Kasson are pictured with their new addition Bentlee Duane, as of January 5, 2012. Who will be the sixth annual winner of the Dodge County Independent First Baby Contest for 2013?

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If you are a Dodge County business and would like to participate, the cost of the advertisement is $35 plus providing a gift for the baby or babies’ family. The advertisement will appear in the Dodge County Independent Shopper at least twice. A picture of Dodge County’s first baby of 2013 and family will also appear in a January edition of the paper. Call (507) 634-7503 if you’d like to participate or need more information.

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Dodge County Independent, Kasson, MN

Dodge County Commissioners retirement reception

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Join the many people who agree not to drink alcoholic beverages...and to drive everyone in their group home safely.

Dodge County will hold a retirement reception for County Commissioners Don Gray and David Hanson on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. at the Dodge County Courthouse in Conference Room B in the lower level annex. Don Gray will be retiring from Dodge County after 22 years of service and David Hanson will be retiring after 20 years of service.

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Candidate filing for offices for Milton Township, Dodge County will begin Jan. 1, 2013, and end at 5 p.m. Jan. 15, 2013.

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Two township offices are open and will be voted upon at the township election on March 13, 2012: One township supervisor position Township Treasurer

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Filing for office will be by appointment at the Milton Town Hall. Filing fee is $2. To arrange an appointment, please contact Madge Alberts, Milton Township clerk, by e-mail: clerk@milton-township.com, or by phone: (507)356-8625. Y:52c

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KASSON CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

Financial Considerations for Remarrying Later in Life Dear Savvy Senior What are the financial issues that come with remarrying later in life? I’ve been seeing a wonderful man for two years, and we’ve been talking about marriage, but I want to make sure we understand all the possible financial consequences before getting hitched. Single Senior  Dear Single, That’s a great question. Getting remarried later in life can actually bring about a host of financial and legal issues that are much different and more complicated than they are for younger couples just starting out. Here are some common problem areas you need to think about, and some tips and resources that can help. • Estate planning: Getting remarried can have a big effect on your estate plan. Even if your will leaves everything to your kids, in most states spouses are automatically entitled to a share of your estate – usually one-third to onehalf. If you don’t want to leave a third or more of your assets to your new partner, get a prenuptial agreement where you both agree not to take anything from the other’s estate. If you do want to leave something to your spouse and ensure your heirs receive their inheritance, a trust may be the best option. • Long-term care: You may be surprised to know that in many states, spouses are responsible for each other’s medical and long-term care bills. This is one of the main reasons many older couples choose to live together instead of marrying. Staying unmarried lets you and your partner qualify individually for public benefits, such as Medicaid (which pays nursing home costs), without draining the other one’s resources. But, if you do remarry and can afford it, consider getting a long-term care insurance policy (see longtermcare.gov) to protect your assets.  • Real estate: If you’re planning on living in his house or vice versa, you also need to think about what will happen to the house when the owner dies. If, for example, you both decide to live in your home, but you want your kids to inherit the place after you die, putting the house in both names is not an option. But, you may also not want your heirs to evict him once you die. One solution is for you to give your surviving husband a life estate which gives him the right to live in your property during his lifetime. Then once he dies, the house will pass to your heirs. • Social Security: Remarriage can also affect the benefits of many divorced or widowed seniors (especially women) who receive Social Security from their former spouses. For instance, getting remarried stops divorced spouse’s benefits. And getting remarried before age 60 (50 if you’re disabled) will cause widows and widowers to lose the right to survivors benefits from their former spouse. Remarrying at 60 or older, however, does not affect survivors benefit. For more information, see ssa.gov/women. • Pension benefits: Widows and widowers of public employees, such as police and firemen, often receive a pension which they can lose if they remarry. In addition, widows and widowers of military personnel killed in duty may lose their benefits if they remarry before age 57, and survivors of federal civil servants that receive a pension will forfeit it if they remarry before 55. If you’re receiving one of these benefits, check your policy to see what the affect will be. • Alimony: If you are receiving alimony from an exspouse, it will almost certainly end if you remarry and might even be cut off if you live together. • College aid: If you have any children in college receiving financial aid, getting married and adding a new spouse’s income to the family could affect what he or she gets. To get help with these issues, consider hiring an estate planner who can draw up a plan to protect both you and your partner’s interests. Also see elderlawanswers.com, a contributor to this column and a great resource on many other legal topics. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

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November 28, 2012 1) Approved consent items. 2) Approve new Verizon Antenna Lease Agreement 3) Approve Hunn Petition and Waiver Agreement 4) Approve Conditional Use Permit for 101 – 103 West Main Street 5) Mayor gave Joint Venture Update 6) Mayor gave 2013 Budget Levy Update Adopted: Resolution Declaring that the property at 39 East Veteran’s Memorial Highway Constitutes a Hazard to Public Health and Safety 7) Approved Administrator Lenth’s request for December 19th to be set as replacement for December 26th meeting. 8) Administrator Lenth gave update on the progress of the Aquatic Center. 9) Neil Britton, WSN, discussed the 7th Street Utility Extension Project,16th Street & Bridge Reconstruction and interactions with Mantorville City Engineer regarding Waste Water Treatment Plant Plans. 10) Approved updated Personnel Policy. 11) Council Member Nelson advised council on Fire Department interviews that were held Tuesday, November 27, 2012 and told them to expect recommendations for hire at the 12/12/12 meeting. 12) The meeting was adjourned at 6:22 p.m. ATTEST: Randy D. Lenth, City Administrator Tim Tjosaas, Mayor

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The West Concord Public Charter School (WCPCS) announces the Board of Directors has entered into negotiations with the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) for a $125,000 federal grant! In October 2012, WCPCS participated in a competitive application to receive a Charter Schools Program (CSP) Federal Grant. Ten Minnesota schools applied for this grant, and WCPCS was one of five schools to receive notice to enter into negotiations to complete the grant contract for the $125,000! It is anticipated the grant will start in mid-January and end in August. WCPCS will be eligible to apply for two additional CSP grants. What is the CSP Grant? The primary purpose of the CSP Grant is to expand the number of high-quality charter schools available to students across the nation by providing federal financial assistance for program design, initial implementation, and planning; and to evaluate the effects of charter schools, including their effects on students (in particular, on student academic achievement), staff, and parents. The program also encourages, through the use of funding priorities, the creation of strong charter school laws, in the states, that are designed to provide for the establishment of high-quality charter schools. In addition to this news, WCPCS has also been moving forward with negotiations on establishing a site for the school. After further analysis, the site chosen is located on the south end of Fifth Street, and south of where it intersects South Street. A purchase agreement has been established between the local non-profit owner of the school facility (buyer) West Concord Friends of the Library and the land owner (seller) City of West Concord. The next step for the charter school will be to begin implementation of the grant, after negotiations have been completed with MDE.  This implementation will include, but not be limited to hiring staff, purchasing curriculum, and student recruitment efforts. Separately, building construction and lease negotiations will be taking place in the near future with the landlord (Friends of the Library). Please stay tuned for future press releases. WCPCS is currently on schedule to open fall 2013 at the new facility site. Construction is expected to begin April first weather permitting.

Dodge County awarded funds to aid households in crisis The National Board of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program has awarded $3,213 to Dodge County. The money is used to provide food and shelter services to households in crisis. The local board is made up of Salvation Army, Victim’s Services, Semcac, Human Services, and other interested organizations. The local board determines how the funds are to be distributed among emergency food and shelter programs run by local service organizations in the area. Under the terms of the grant from the National Board, local governmental or private voluntary organizations chosen to receive funds must: 1) be non-profit or an agency of government, 2) have a checking account and accounting system 3) practice non-discrimination, 4) have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 5) have a voluntary board if private, not-for-profit. Qualifying organizations may apply. Anyone wishing more information about the Emergency Food and Shelter Program and how to apply for funding should contact Wendy Todd, Semcac, P.O. Box 549, Rushford, MN 55971-0549, (507) 864-7741.

“Night of the Father’s Love” by Pepper Choplin

The Awe and Mystery of God with Us

A Christmas Musical Celebration On Christmas Eve, December 24th at 5:30 p.m., the Christmas story will be read from the Bible and Christmas Carols will be sung. A cantata will be presented by the Senior Choir under the direction of Gayle Kaufeld. A candlelight singing of Silent Night will conclude the service. Organist is Dan Kaufeld.

First Presbyterian Church 101 6th Ave NW, Kasson •Public Invited•

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November 14, 2012 1) Approved consent items. 2) Approved Planning & Zoning Resolution for electronic city sign conditional use permit. 3) Approved October 17, 2013 Park Board Minutes with 2013 Aquatic Center Admission Fees. 4) Deputy Clerk Rappe presented canvased election results for November 6, 2012 General Election. 5) Approve Ordinance Relating to Criminal History Background for Applicants for City Employment and City Licenses 6) Mayor appointed Jason Moritz to Park Board starting December 2012 7) Administrator Lenth reported that Safety Risk & Assessment Team met at Aquatic Center building site. 8) Craig Britton, WSN, discussed the 7th Street Utility Extension Project and 16th Street NE & Bridge Reconstruction 9) Neil Britton, WSN, discussed the Blaine’s 12th Subdivision – Phase IV project, 7th Street Utility Extension Project and 16th Street NE & Bridge Reconstruction 10) Approve Nick Fitch for Full Time Street Department Employee 11) The meeting was adjourned at 6:24 p.m.

DRIVERS/OWNER OPERATORS wanted. Contact 540/280-0194. Industry leading rates, 90% of line haul rate. 100% of fuel surcharge.

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Following are summaries of regular City Council meetings held November 14 and November 28, 2012. Full, approved copies are available for public inspection at City Hall or on the website at www.cityofkasson.com

WCPCS in negotiations to receive CSP grant

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Dodge County Independent, Kasson, MN

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Joy to the World

“... behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, saying, Where is He that is born King... for we have seen His star in the east, and have come to worship Him.” Zwingli United Church of Christ

Mt. Sion Lutheran Church, A.F.L.C.

Kasson & Pleasant Corners United Methodist Churches

Berne Rev. Victor Jortack

Kasson Pastor Lyle Aadahl

Kasson Pastor Karen Seavey

South Zumbro Lutheran Church, LCMC

Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church

Rural Kasson Rev. Mark Schwartz

Wisconsin Synod • Kasson Pastor Dean Gunn

First Baptist Church

Grace Lutheran Church & School

Kasson Interim Pastor, Dale Phelps

Kasson Rev. Colin Maltbie Pat Dibble, Pastoral Assistant

Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church

Dodge Center Rev. Robert A. Lentz

Byron United Methodist Church

LCMS, Byron Pastor Matthew L. Lehman

Holy Family Catholic Church Christ the King Catholic Church

East & West St. Olaf Lutheran Churches

First Congregational Church

Byron Father Paul Surprenant

Byron, Hayfield Pastor Rev. Darby Lawrence

Mantorville Pastor Brian Egelston

Seventh Day Baptist Church

St. John’s Lutheran Church

First Presbyterian Church

Dodge Center Pastor William Shobe

Kasson Rev. Clint Patterson

Community Celebration Church

St. John’s Lutheran Church

Church of Christ

Kasson Steve Larson, Sue Iverson, Pastors

Claremont Rev. Alan Broadwell

Byron Pastor Sharon Nelson

Kasson &

Kasson Dale DePeel, Minister

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Faith Lutheran Church

Dodge Center Pastor Norman C. Hoffeld

Dodge Center Pastor Pete Boelter

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Bible Lutheran Church

Living Water Assembly

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