B Volume 148 No. 1
Serving the Dodge County & Byron Areas
MOST CHRISTMAS GIFT SHOP ITEMS
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
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17937 Cty Road 34, Dodge Center
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.
2.92 ACRES Large rambler with 3 bedrooms and laundry on main level, large shop and shed oversized 2 car ONLY $125,900 garage, steel siding. 1106 5th St NW, Dodge Center
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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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4 bed 2 bath split built in 1981 located on over 1/2 acre. Property offers 2 full baths, large kitchen with ample cabinets, large family room, newer roof, insulated garage, steel siding, Anderson windows, central air, appliances included.
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Hillshire Farm Lit’l Smokies
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Circle Drive Manor Assisted Living currently has an apartment available. We are a small 10 apartment facility, with all private apartments, a quiet country setting and a small family-like environment. If you are looking for a home away from home for your family member, please contact Bryan or Melissa at (507) 527-2424 for more information or to set up a tour. You can also ﬁnd our page on Facebook or at www.cdmassistedliving.com.
503 Central Ave S, Dodge Center 3 bed 2 bath Split. Quick poss: Move in condition with many recent updates,, Newer roof,siding,windows,central air,furnance,fresh paint. Enjoy the gas fireplace with brick suuround in family room,large deck with fenced yard all appiances included.
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504 Central Ave South, Dodge Center
1315 5th St NW, Dodge Center
2510 Superior Dr. NW, Rochester, MN 55901
4 bed 1 bath Rambler sitting on 1/2 acre lot. Recently remodeled to include: New windows, siding, hot water boiler, 3 panel doors, kitchen cabinets & counter tops, laminated flooring, ceramic tile, carpet, electrical panel, interior and exterior doors, concrete driveway, fresh paint.
6.5 acres located on black top road with tree lined boundaries, ONLY $92,900 home features approx 2,500 sq ft on the main level with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, main level laundry. Spacious formal dining with arched doorways, family room offers a gorgeous gas fireplace with built-ins, "mother in law living quarters", hardwood floors, patio deck, 40/80 Quonset building, gaze- ONLY $120,000 bo beauitful landscaping.
Circle Drive Manor
601 2nd St NE, Dodge Center
68923 160th Ave, Dodge Center
3 bed, 2 bath split with ample updates throughout the home...tile and laminate floors, insulated garage,deck, located on corner lot with many mature trees.
LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! Walking distance to golf course and schools, 4 bed 3 full bath rambler with main level laundry, large kitchen with center island, vaulted ceilings hardwood and tile flooring master bath with walk in closet, 3 car garage deck, patio, all appliances included .
3 ACRES!!! If you’re looking for PRIVACY, WOODS,WILDLIFE, and a RIVER this is it!!!!! This 4 bedroom 3 bath rambler has it all.. Custom kitchen cabinets,granite counter tops, antique elm cherry hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, skylight, master bath, walk in closet, main floor laundry, 4 patio doors that lead to a 3 season porch and a huge wrap around deck with breath taking views. GEO Thermal heat 2 gas fireplaces, a heated garage and much much more.... Located on a black top road near the golf course.
115 Franklin St, Waltham
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1201 5th St NW, Dodge Center
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4 acres!! 4 bed 2 bath 1 1/2 story with main floor master bedroom and laundry. Huge family and living room ample kitchen cabinets, pantry, maintenance free siding, newer roof, oversized garage, storage shed, many mature trees
67214 200 Ave S, Dodge Center
2 bed 1 bath split built in 2009. Property offers birch cabinets, breakfast bar, large deck, central air, plenty of room in lower level to expand, and located near bike path.
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Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Dodge County Independent, Kasson, MN
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MANTORVILLE TOWNSHIP FILING NOTICE
Affidavits of Candidacy may be filed with the Township clerk beginning Tuesday, January 1, 2012 and closing Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. for the following Offices. One (1) Supervisor for a three year term One (1) Clerk for a two year term Carol Allen, Clerk Mantorville Township 25582 590 St. Mantorville, MN 55955 Q:52-1c
BAR-B-QUE BEANS 1 lb. ground beef 1/2 c. onion 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper 1 large can Pork & Beans 1/2 c. ketchup
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce 2 tbsp. vinegar 1/2 c. brown sugar 1/2 lb. bacon, cut in 1 in. pieces, fried crisp.
1 c. ground cooked ham 1/4 c. pickle relish 1/3 c. sour cream 3/4 t. horseradish 1/4 c. nuts 1/4 t. basil Mix all together. Chill- serve on crackers.
In a skillet, brown hamburger and onions and mix with other ingredients. Bake at 350Âş for 30 minutes.
LEGAL NOTICE Filing Dates Notice Citizens for the Township of Hayfield, County of Dodge, State of Minnesota are here by advised that filing as a candidate for Township office can be made beginning January 1, 2013 and closing January 15, 2013 at 5 p.m. Filing fee is $2.00. Persons may file their candidacy with the township clerk at his home at 73830 170th Ave, Hayfield, MN for the office of: One (1) Supervisor â€“ 3 year term One (1) Treasurer â€“ 2 year term To be elected at township election to be held on March 12, 2013. Voting begins immediately following the business meeting held at 2:00 p.m. Voting will continue until 8:00 p.m. Given under my hand this 15th day of December, 2012 Harry E. Roberts Hayfield Township Clerk B:52-1c
Downtown Christmas in Kasson winners Winners for the Kasson Mini Mall coloring contest and scavenger hunt during Downtown Christmas in Kasson are: Ages 5 and Under : Ages 6 - 8: Ages 9 - 12:
Connor Himlie Ashlyn Maxson Libby Maxson
Scavenger Hunt winner:
All winners received $50 cash prize donated by the Kasson American Legion Post 333. During this holiday season and every day of the year, we wish you all the best.
Kasson-Mantorville Public Schools LEGAL
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT #204
2011-2012 ANNUAL REPORT
Kasson-Mantorville Public School District is one district in the state of Minnesota that continues to see growth in student population numbers. In six years our district has gone from an enrollment of 1,960 to 2,160, adding between thirty and forty students every year. Due to this growth, the K-M Elementary and K-M High School had additions put onto their buildings in 1008, with a new Middle School built in 2009.
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Kasson-Mantorville Public Schools www.komets.k12.mn.us District Office - Superintendent Mark D. Matuska 101 16th Street NE Kasson, MN 55944 (507) 634-1100 K-M Senior High School Principal Jerry Reker 101 16th Street NE Kasson, MN 55944 (507) 634-2961
K-M Middle School Principal Al Hodge 1400 5th Ave. NE Kasson, MN 55944 (507) 634-4030
K-M Elementary School Principal Michelle Krell 604 16th Street NE Kasson, MN 55944 (507) 634-1234
Curriculum and Instruction Kelly Braun 101 16th St. NE Kasson, MN 55944 (507) 634-1100
The 2010-2011 Systems Accountability Report can be viewed on the KoMet Web Site at komets.k12.mn.us under â€˜Districtâ€™, â€˜Annual Reportâ€™. 1c
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3003 43rd Street Nw Suite 104 Rochester, MN 55901 507-288-5472 Member SIPC
Safeway Agency Joe Waugh - Agent
Enrollment and Demographics
3003 43rd Street Nw Suite 104 Rochester, MN 55901 507-288-5472
Filing of affidavit of candidacy may be filed with the Township clerk Frank Wyatt, at his home located in Canisteo Township, Dodge County Minnesota. The first day for filing is January 2, 2013, and the closing day for filing will be January 15, 2013 at 5:00 oâ€™clock P.M. Filing will be for the office of one supervisor for a term of three years. Filing will be for the office of treasurer for a term of two years. Frank Wyatt, Clerk Canisteo Township X: 52,1c
This report is written to inform the community and the Minnesota Department of Education about plans that have been put into place to increase student achievement. Also included in this report are student achievement results, information on testing programs, curriculum implementation, and the Kasson-Mantorville District, Elementary, Middle, and High School student achievement goals.
CANISTEO TOWNSHIP Filing Notice
DISTRICT VISION: TO EDUCATE DISTRICT MISSION: TO PREPARE LIFE LONG LEARNERS AND RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS
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ON CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION, AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT
2011-2012 Enrollment Data
Marlin Hofer, AAMSÂŽ
Mantorville â€˘ 635-5949 800-443-8563 Security, service and savings are always a priority for Joe Waugh at Safeway Agency.
DODGE COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
SNOW REMOVAL POLICY Emergencies should be reported to the Dodge County Sheriff's office, 507-635-6200. For statewide road conditions, call 1-800-542-0220. PURPOSE: To give the citizens of Dodge County a realistic expectation of the snow and ice removal services that will be provided during the winter season. This policy synopsis is to be used as an educational tool for the increased safety of the traveling public throughout Dodge County. GOAL: The general goal of the Department is to keep the county roads passable during the most heavily traveled periods of the week. Roads are prioritized by traffic volume and logical routing. On each road the three priorities are: 1. Make the road passable. 2. Widen the lanes and apply abrasive/chemical mixture. 3. Clean up. OPERATIONAL GUIDELINES Dodge County has 10 snow removal vehicles and only 12 operators, therefore, coverage time is limited to 8 hours/weekday on low traffic volume roads and up to 12 hours/weekday on a very few high traffic volume roads. Operator duty shifts are generally limited to a maximum of 12 hours per day for safety reasons; therefore, most routes will not have coverage between 5:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. the next morning. On weekdays plows will be dispatched between 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. or when snow and drifting conditions allow reasonable accomplishments to be made. Operations will be halted when service levels are too hazardous or if reasonable accomplishments cannot be made. Weekends and holidays will receive a reduced level of service, due to lower traffic volumes and the limited resources available. Note that in no case is 24 hour a day coverage time provided, due to lower traffic volumes, limited resources available and operator safety concerns. Emergency Calls: Snow plow crews will not be dispatched at night on most roads except for true emergency calls such as assisting fire departments, ambulance crews or searching for known stranded motorists. Icing bridges or snow drifting on roads are an expected aspect of winter travel and generally are not adequate justification to dispatch the snow plow crews. Phone Numbers: during office hours (Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) call the Highway Department at (507) 374-6694, otherwise call the Sheriff Department at (507) 635-6200. These are GENERAL guidelines used by the Dodge County Highway Department. Each decision to mobilize the snow plow crews is a judgement call based on the particular weather conditions combined with past experience along with the resources available at the time and therefore may not adhere strictly to this general policy. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS When does plowing begin? The County will not usually dispatch plows until after a snowfall has stopped. Exceptions may be made during extended snowfalls, but plows will not be sent out in hazardous conditions. If snowfall stops during regular working hours, plows may be dispatched at that time. If the snowfall stops during the night or early morning, plows will be dispatched after 5:00 a.m. to accommodate the traveling public. Weekend plowing is at a reduced level. What gets plowed? Dodge County has nearly 700 lane miles of roads that are maintained. Roads are prioritized according to traffic and area served such as schools and emergency services. What is the plowing procedure? The County does not assure a completely bare road and it will not sand entire sections of roadway. County plows phase their operation in the following manner: 1. Make the road passable by cleaning one lane in each direction. 2. Widen the lanes to the edge of the shoulders. Sanding takes place at problem locations, including intersections, curves, hills and bridges. Salt mixture varies with temperature and road condition. 3. Cleanup, during which ice and slush are removed and the sun is allowed to do its work. What about property damage caused by plowing? Fence and mailbox damage: the County will repair at its expense only authorized fences and boxes that are properly located and installed and which were damaged by actual contact with County equipment. Damage resulting from snow flying from the plow is not the responsibility of the County. What is my responsibility? County residents are reminded that it is unlawful to plow snow from driveways onto or across County roads. Piles of snow left on or near the road can freeze into a solid mass, creating a hazardous situation for vehicles and snowplows. Accidents and damages caused by snow piles placed in the roadway may result in liability to the property owner. As snow is plowed from roadways, County operators leave as little snow as possible across driveways. County removal of this snow is not feasible and is the property owner's responsibility. Additionally, residents are asked to clear snow away from their mailboxes. This allows for the swing away posts to perform properly as well as aids in the delivery of the mail. What about parked vehicles? County residents are reminded to remove parked vehicles from County roads so as to assist in snow removal. Within city limits the County plows only the center 24 feet and the snow is piled in what may be considered parking lanes. What if I get stranded or stuck? The County Highway Department may assist stranded motorists by contacting law enforcement/emergency personnel. The department will not attempt to remove stuck vehicles from ditches, snow banks or any other impediment. What about sidewalks? Sidewalks on County or County State Aid Highways within municipalities are the responsibility of the municipality. W:52,1c
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Dodge County Independent, Kasson, MN
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Organic gardening seminar at Dodge Center Seventh Day Adventist Church
NEW YEAR | NEW YOU
A gardening seminar presented by the Dysinger family will be held Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, January 6, 2013 from 1:30-4:00 p.m. Saturday’s topic is “Seven Secrets to a Successful Organic Garden.” On Sunday they will be speaking on “Extending the Season: simple techniques for having fresh produce from your garden year round.” Admission is free to this seminar held at the Dodge Center Seventh-day Adventist Church, 410 3rd St. SW, Dodge Center. www.dcsda.org
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KoMets vs. Cancer fundraiser is coming! Last year KoMets vs. Cancer raised $6,280, the third highest amount in the state, with all proceeds benefitting the American Cancer Society’s Dodge County Relay for Life. Between January 22nd and February 1st, 2013, fundraising will take place. Events will include silent auctions, dance team performances, youth basketball games, a 5th quarter, $10 T-shirt sales and much more. If interested in donating please contact Matt Rosaaen at firstname.lastname@example.org 604 16th St. NE Attn: KoMets vs. Cancer Kasson, MN 55944 Early donors include: Images, Adidas, DCI, and Emotions-n-Motion
122 W. Main Street, Kasson | XtremeFitClub.com | 634-XFIT
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THE MANTORVILLE SALOON For SADD co-chairs no texting while (507)635-5557 driving a year round campaign Party Safe - Make a responsible decision when driving! ________________________________________
STUSSY CONSTRUCTION & PAULSON ROCK PRODUCTS, INC (507)635-2421 Box 187, Mantorville
JIMMY’S PIZZA (507)634-7004 33 West Main Street, Kasson ________________________________________
STEVENSON INSURANCE Pine Island (507) 356-8945 Kasson (507)634-4580 www.stevenson-insurance.com
KASSON LIQUOR STORE (507)634-7618 Main Street, Kasson ________________________________________
by Randy Carlsen
For K-M SADD co-chairs junior Angela Ostroot and senior Morgan Evenson, the first day of school was very traumatic when they heard a Byron teen was killed when her vehicle ran into the back of a school bus. Later authorities revealed the teen had been texting and driving when the fatal accident occurred. "It was a sad time for all of us," said Morgan Evenson. Today a top priority is to educate students about the danger of texting and driving. In fact in the hallway near the student exit is where students have placed their thumb prints and sign ed their names, which are pledges they will not text while driving. Years ago SADD stood for Students Against Drunk Driving. The name was changed to Students Against Destructive Decisions to broaden the scope of the chapter to include the importance of wearing a seat belt, concern for falling asleep at the wheel after being out late and the dangers of drinking and driving and drug use. Texting while driving is the most recent "destructive decision" incorporated into SADD. The K-M SADD Chapter has a little over 20 active members.When taking a look at national statistics it's easy to realize there is a need for SADD chapters throughout the state and around the country. Three out of four high school students will have consumed alcohol (more than just a few sips) by the time they have graduated from high school. About two-fifths (41%) of students have consumed alcohol by the eighth grade and onefifth of eighth graders (nationally) have reported being drunk at least once in their life. One alarming fact is that motor vehicle crashes remain the
number one cause of death among youth ages 15-20. Twentyeight percent of 15-20 year olds killed in motor vehicle accidents have been drinking. Angela became involved in SADD as a freshman. She said her sister was president and served as a good role model. Morgan said the organization is something that she believes in and feels it is important to get the message out about no texting and saying no to drinking and drugs. SADD holds a Red Ribbon Week in October when they also promote the no bullying message. The Red Ribbon campaign is designed to create awareness concerning the problems related to use of tobacco, drugs and alcohol and to support the decision to live a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. They also host a Sober Bowl in February and have a STARS (Students Teaching About Refusal Skills) program for fourth graders. With STARS they talk to all fourth graders about refusal skills and how to deal with peer pressure. A big event this year will be the mock crash that takes place at the high school involving Mayo I, the Kasson Police Department, sheriff's department, Kasson and Mantorville Fire Departments and the Dodge Center Ambulance Service. They do the drill every other year at K-M before prom. In cooperation with the Dodge County Nursing Service and the Four Corners Partnership, SADD students will also head to the state capitol to lobby for higher taxes on tobacco products. Students have also been encouraged to make New Year resolutions promising to make good decisions. They also sign a pledge. "I think we are making a difference about students making good decisions," said Morgan. "We have to keep promoting awareness," added Angela.
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SADD co-chairs Morgan Evenson and Angela Ostroot have emphasized the importance of no texting and driving, especially after the accident the first day of school that killed 17-year-old Byron student Deianerah Logan.
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ERDMAN’S COUNTY MARKET (507)634-2731
Junior Caitlyn Coy, SADD treasurer/public relations, is one of the K-M High School students who has signed a pledge and made a New Year resolution to make good decisions.
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The annual K-M SADD Sober Bowl promotes the fact students can have fun in an alcohol free environment. It is hard to believe this Sober Bowl took place on KMTelecom Field in late February because the weather was more like a fall day.
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December DWI campaign enforces safe driving The City of Kasson and Dodge County have partnered with the Minnesota State Patrol and 400 city and county law enforcement agencies to conduct statewide DWI enforcement crackdowns. Kasson police officer Josh Hanson has been in charge of the program for the past seven years. Enhanced law enforcement have been out Thursday-Sunday the month of December. The statewide campaign is coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. The theme is, “Drive sober or get pulled over”. The DWI patrols include the Dodge County Sheriff’s Department, Kasson Police Department and the West
Concord Police Department. The law enforcement agencies are part of the Dodge County Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) Safe Roads Coalition, facilitated by Dodge County Public Health. The Dodge County Highway Department, Dodge Center Ambulance Service, public schools and insurance companies are also active in coalition meetings. Josh Hanson said he does a lot of traffic work so being involved in the December zero tolerance campaign ties in with what he does anyway. HIs working partner is a canine, Liberty. When a suspected drunk driver is stopped the human touch is needed to do the testing. If drugs are suspected then Liberty comes to the rescue and will sniff out a vehicle. “If there are drugs the dog will find them,” said Hanson. They will look for a vehicle with any equipment violation or one that has taken a turn incorrectly. Speeding or driving too slow can also be a warning sign. “We look for probable cause and go from there,” said Hanson. Typically the Kasson police officer said they can tell after a couple of sentences if a driver has been drinking. The field sobriety test will be the final “straw” that tells if someone has been drinking or doing drugs. Public relations and promoting zero tolerance has helped get the word out to the public. Josh believes that has helped lower the number of DWI arrests the past few years in Dodge County. “More people are being responsible,” said Josh. Instead of driving home from a bar they will leave a vehicle and get a ride or have a designated driver. As of December 19, there have been approximately 1,300 people arrested for driving while intoxicated in the state of Minnesota. In the last three Decembers 28 people were killed in crashes caused by drunk drivers. Over the last five years 651 people in Minnesota were killed in crashes involving a drunk driver. If anyone suspects a drunk driver they are encouraged to call 911. Even though the numbers are down in Dodge County Josh Hanson insists, “They are still out there”.
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Kasson police officer Josh Hanson and K-9 Liberty team up to do traffic patrol and keep the drunk drivers off our roads.
& JAN’S COSTUMES (507)634-5267 13 W. Main St., Kasson www.janscostumes.com _____________________________________
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A&A ELECTRIC (507)634-7778 100 9th St. SE, Kasson
SWENKE COMPANY, INC. A SADD education opportunity is scheduled in the spring just before prom. A mock drill will take place involving police, fire departments, Dodge Center Ambulance Service and Mayo I. They do the drill every other year at K-M before prom.
(507)634-7778 83 Veterans Memorial Hwy. East, Kasson ________________________________________ For a Triton SADD activity last Tuesday students played a Plinko game where they had to answer DWI trivia questions. Submitted photo.
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THE HUBBELL HOUSE (507)635-2331 Hwy. 57, Mantorville www.hubbellhouserestaurant.com ________________________________________
This vehicle and signs send a message to anyone who drives or even rides in a vehicle. This vehicle was hit by a drunk driver that injured two K-M students. Adam Fredericksen was critically injured and his girlfriend at the time was also injured. The vehicle is pulled to different events as a constant reminder of what can happen to innocent people when they become a victim of a drunk driver. Ross and Mary Fredericksen placed the vehicle on a trailer and pulled it to different events and now the sheriff’s department has the vehicle and uses it as a prop to promote Safe & Sober.
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Another New year approaching, 2012 almost gone!
The New Year may be a significant event for many people. But the absurdities of the celebration cannot escape a skeptic's mind. It is often thought that the first visitors you see after ringing in the New Year would bring you good or bad luck, depending on who you keep as friends and enemies. That's why most people celebrating on New Year's Eve often do so with friends and family. On New Year's Eve, about 75% of American parties are with 20 people or less. The modern ball that is dropped is made from Waterford Crystal and weighs over 1,000 pounds. There are over 9,000 LED lights, but uses hardly any energy. The ball begins to drop at 11:59 and completes the journey exactly at midnight to ring in the New Year. Time Square New Year's Eve ball was the result of New York City banning fireworks because they were too dangerous. The owner of the New York Times arranged to have an illuminated 700 pound iron and wood ball to be lowered from the tower flagpole (70' up) precisely at midnight to signal the end of 1907. Julius Caesar was the first to set January 1st as the New Year. Caesar did so when he established the Julian calendar. The Julian calendar decreed that the new year would occur on January 1st. The tradition of setting New Year's resolutions also dates back to Babylonian celebrations. Many cultures prepare New Year's foods that are believed to influence good fortune; or, avoid dishes that might cause misfortune. In Spanish-speaking countries eating one grape at each stroke leading up to midnight (12 grapes for the next calendar year) is for good luck. "Auld Lang Syne" was written in the 1700's and is the most popular New Year's song. The song is played at the strike of midnight. Guy Lombardo pop-
ularized the song with his band beginning in 1929. The United States annually manufactures more than $475 million worth of effervescent wines, including sparkling wines and champagne. New Year's eve the sparkling bubbly is the most popular drink-especially at the stroke of midnight. The Dutch burn bonfires of Christmas trees on the street and launch fireworks New Year's Eve. The fires are meant to purge the old and welcome in the new. A traditional southern New Year's dish is Hoppin' John-black eyed peas and ham hocks. An old saying goes, "Eat peas on New Year's Day to have plenty of everything the rest of the year.” Other facts for the New Year.... •On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily. •A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top. •40% of McDonald's profits come from the sale of Happy Meals. •Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors. Also, it took him 10 years to paint Mona Lisa's lips. •Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a space suit damages it. •Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. It's the same with apples! •A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion will make it instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
K-M Middle School sixth grade girls were attempting to build a fort with what little snow they had to work with. That all changed last Thursday when the first snow storm of the season hit and school was called off one day before the holiday break.
"Making resolutions is a cleansing ritual of self assessment and repentance that demands personal honesty and, ultimately, reinforces humility. Breaking them is part of the cycle." -Eric Zorn
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KASSON-MANTORVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT 204 BOARD MINUTES Regular School Board Meeting Minutes November 19, 2012 School Board Chair Chris McKern called the regular School Board meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Ed Multi-Purpose Room. Board members Guy Paradise, Kent Harfmann, Chris McKern, Candy Ellingworth, and Student Representative Camille Snyder were present. Board members Judy Thompson, Jill Minette-Stacey, and Ryan Thomas were absent. Superintendent Mark D. Matuska, Grounds & Maintenance Coordinator JJ Williams, Activities Director Aaron Wilke, Special Education Director Darcey Reker, Community Education Director Janelle Kirsch, and Principals Jerry Reker, Michelle Krell, and Al Hodge were also present. Curriculum Instruction & Assessment Director Kelly Braun was absent. Candy Ellingworth made a motion, seconded by Kent Harfmann, to approve the agenda. Motion passed unanimously. School Board Chair Chris McKern introduced the recipients for ‘KoMet Kommendations’ recognizing the following with a KoMet Koin for their outstanding achievements and/or dedication to K-M Schools: Maddie Werth and McKenzie Johnson for helpful, friendly behavior; Olivia Larson and Mikayla Grant for honesty; Cody Bendickson, Madison Wilke, Jacob Buchl, and Derek Wiebke were the High School Students for the month; Derek Wiebke for State Cross Country; Laurel Ramer for Ms. Soccer MN; the entire girls’ soccer team for State Girls Soccer; and Abby Manitz for making first team all-state volleyball. School Board Chair Chris McKern read the KoMet Kuestion; a trivia question posted on K-M’s website monthly to give viewers a chance to submit answers. All correct answers entered are put into a drawing for a chance to win lunch with the superintendent and home-game passes to include one free hot dog, popcorn, and soda. This month, Cindy Rendler, was the winner by having the closest guess to the correct answer. KoMet Kuestion: How many current Kasson Chamber of Commerce members are KassonMantorville graduates? Answer: 21. ZED Director, Carol Anhalt, presented K-M Special Ed Director, Darcy Reker, with a Certificate of Achievement award for demonstrating commitment to implementing special education programs that exceed requirements and are reflective of the dedication of the administration, school staff, and community. Darcy, in turn, presented this award to Superintendent Matuska and the Board. Guy Paradise made a motion, seconded by Kent Harfmann, to approve the following donations to K-M Schools for a total value of $8670.39. The motion passed unanimously. MASA rebate award for P-Card system use - $475.67 to K-M Schools Ken Paulson Family - $840.00 to K-M FFA Kevin Connelly - $332.57 to K-M FFA Sheryl Sorgenfrie - $350 to K-M FFA Joann Colvin - knit hats & scarves, est. value $70 to KMES Ann Meyer - used books, est. value $200 to KMES Kwik Trip Milk Moola - $485.00 to KMES $1783.16 from Kasson Mantorville Youth Basketball for a coach $2229.09 from K-M Wrestling Booster Club for a coach $105 from KM Track and Field Booster Club for updating school records display $1799.90 from KM Football Boosters for the purchase of 10 varsity football helmets for the 2013 and beyond season Negotiation Committee Chair reported that a follow-up meeting needs to be scheduled. Personnel Committee Chair presented the final version of a survey developed for administrative staff to measure the superintendent’s goals and achievements. The Board expressed the survey looked respectable. Finance Committee will meet Tuesday, November 20, to discuss the 2013 Operating Levy. The Board commended Principal Krell’s administrative report on the improved bully survey results and the organization of the survey. Superintendent Matuska presented updates on the Safe Routes to Schools grant, the Technology Plan progress, and Schools for Equity Education. School Board Student Representative Camille Snyder highlighted the events in the High School during anti-bullying week and explained the current student council venture to sell candy grams to buy toys for children in need during the holidays. Chris McKern made a motion, seconded by Guy Paradise, to approve the bills. The motion carried unanimously. Kent Harfmann made a motion, seconded by Candy Ellingworth, to approve the consent agenda, which included October 15, 2012, School Board meeting minutes, November 13, 2012, Special Closed School Board meeting minutes, and November 14, 2012, Special School Board meeting to Canvass Election Results, along with the following personnel items. The motion passed unanimously. I recommend the following for approval: EMPLOYMENT:
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The first reading for School Board Policy 616 School District System Accountability occurred. Bob Hasz informed the board on the dollar amount the school is receiving for the previously mentioned Literacy Aid. This will be just under $148,000, which is similar to the anticipated total. There will be a budget discussion with new school board members on December 3, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. in the District Office Board Room 110. The next School Board Work Session is scheduled for December 3, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. in the District Office Board Room 110. There will be a Welcome & Thank-You Gathering for all new and current board members on December 3, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at the Zumbro Valley Golf Course. MSBA Phase I training for new board members is December 6, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. at the Southeast Service Cooperative in Rochester. The next School Board Regular Meeting is scheduled for December 17, 2012, at 7:00 p.m., in the Community Ed Multi-Purpose Room. The Organizational Board meeting is scheduled for January 7, 2013, at 6:00 p.m., in the District Office Board Room 110. Candy Ellingworth made a motion, seconded by Guy Paradise, to adjourn the meeting at 8:15 p.m. Motion passed unanimously. Respectfully submitted, Kent Harfmann, Clerk Kasson-Mantorville Schools District 204 Kasson-Mantorville School District 204 Special School Board Work Session Minutes December 3, 2012 School Board Chair Chris McKern called the School Board Work Session to order at 6:00 p.m. in the District Board Room 110. Board members Jill Minette-Stacey, Kent Harfmann, Chris McKern, Candy Ellingworth, and Judy Thompson were present as well as Superintendent Mark D. Matuska, Business Manager Bob Hasz, Transportation Director Larry Meeker, Athletic Director Aaron Wilke, Maintenance and Operations Director JJ Williams, and School Board Elect members Brandon Madery, Rob Hamlin, and Missy Swarts. Board members Guy Paradise and Ryan Thomas were absent. After Chris McKern added Introduction of Board Elect members to the agenda, Jill Minette-Stacey made a motion, seconded by Judy Thompson to approve the agenda. Motion passed unanimously. Candy Ellingworth made a motion, seconded by Jill Minette-Stacey to approve the consent agenda, which included November 19, 2012, regular school board meeting minutes. Motion passed unanimously. Bob Hasz presented a capital expenditures spreadsheet that summarized expenses from previous years as well as preliminary requests from each dis-
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Dodge County Independent, Kasson, MN trict department director. Bob is anticipating less capital dollars to be available once the spreadsheet is updated to reflect enrollment numbers. Even though many listed capital expenditure items may not be funded, compiling this list yearly is important for the district to keep track of these needs. Some of the “big ticket” items listed were described in further detail for the board. Once the Admin team prioritizes the most essential items to be funded, that list will be provided to the Land and Facilities Committee for further review. The board desires capital expenditure priorities be identified using the district’s vision, mission, and goals with focus on improving student learning. MSBA Phase I Training for New Board Members is Dec. 6, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. at SSC Rochester. The next Regular Board Meeting is December 17, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Ed Building. The Organizational Board Meeting is Jan. 7, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. in the District Board Rm 110. MSBA Phase I Training (2nd option) is Jan. 15, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. at Minneapolis Hilton. MSBA Phase II Training for New Members is Jan. 16, 2013, at 8:15 a.m. at Minneapolis Hilton. MSBA 92nd Annual Leadership Conference is Jan. 17-18, 2013 at Minneapolis Convention Center. All board members are encouraged to attend. Chris McKern called for a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:45 p.m. Judy Thompson made a motion, seconded by Kent Harfmann to adjourn the meeting. Motion passed unanimously. Respectfully submitted, Kent Harfmann, Clerk Kasson-Mantorville Schools District 204
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
Due to the recent accumulations of snow it becomes very important for residents to help the City of Kasson Street Department keep the fire hydrants clear of snow. Many home owners are very good about keeping hydrants clear on their street corner and we appreciate that effort. We would appreciate it if all homeowners on a block where there is a fire hydrant would pitch in and help keep hydrants clear of snow. Some day that could make a difference in the fire department’s ability to access a hydrant and could even save a home or life. Thank you for your help.
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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 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 NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the above Mortgage Foreclosure Sale is hereby postponed to Thursday, February 07, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., Sheriff's Main Office, Dodge County Courthouse, City of Mantorville in said County and State. Dated: December 18, 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) 291-8955 16751-120920 F:1c
We find the Savvy answer How to Find and Hire a Good Home Care Worker Dear Savvy Senior, What’s the best way to find a good in-home caregiver for my elderly mother? Looking for Care Dear Looking, Finding a good in-home caregiver that’s dependable, likeable, trustworthy and affordable can be challenging, to say the least. Here are some tips and resources that can help. Know Your Needs Before you start the task of looking for a caregiver, your first step is to determine the level of care your mom needs (see NCLneedsassessment.org for a checklist). If, for example, she only needs help with activities of daily living like preparing meals, doing laundry, bathing or dressing, a “homemaker” or “personal care aide” will do. But, if she needs health care services, there are “home health aides” that may do all the things a homemaker does, plus they also have training in administering medications, changing wound dressings and other medically related duties. Home health aides often work under a nurse’s supervision. Once you settle on a level of care, you then need to decide how many hours of assistance she’ll need. For example, does your mom need someone to come in just a few mornings a week to help her cook, clean, run errands or perhaps bathe? Or does she need more continuous care that requires daily visits or a full-time aide? After you determine her needs, there are two ways in which you can go about hiring someone. Either through a home health agency, or you can hire someone directly on your own. Home Health Agencies Hiring a certified home health agency to supply and manage your mom’s care is the easiest but most expensive option of the two. Costs run anywhere from $12 up to $40 an hour depending on where you live and the qualification of the aide. This is also usually a better way to go if your mom requires a lot of in-home health care. How it works is you pay the agency, and they handle everything including an assessment of your mom’s needs, assigning appropriately trained and pre-screened staff to care for her, and finding a fill-in on days her aide cannot come. Some of the drawbacks, however, are that you may not have much input into the selection of the caregiver, and the caregivers may change or alternate, which can cause a disruption in care and confusion. You also need to know that while Medicare does cover some in-home health care services if it’s ordered by a doctor, they don’t cover homemaker services, nor will they cover personal care services, such as bathing and dressing, provided by a home health aide if that is the only care required. But, if your mom is low-income and qualifies for Medicaid, some services are covered. To locate and compare Medicare-approved home health agencies visit www.medicare.gov/hhcompare, and call 800633-4227 and request a free copy of the “Medicare and Home Health Care” publication (#10969) that explains coverage and how to choose an agency. Hiring Directly Hiring an independent caregiver on your own is the other option, and it’s less expensive. Costs typically range between $10 and $20 per hour. Hiring directly also gives you more control over who you hire so you can choose someone who you feel is right for your mom. But, be aware that if you do hire someone on your own, you become the employer so there’s no agency support to fall back on if a problem occurs or if the aide doesn’t show up. You’re also responsible for paying payroll taxes and any worker-related injuries that may happen. If you choose this option make sure you check the aide’s references thoroughly, and do a criminal background check. To find someone, ask for referrals through friends, doctor’s offices or hospital discharge planners, check online job boards like craigslist.org, or try carelinx.com or carescout.com. Some states even offer registries (PHImatchingservicesmap.org) to help you locate good caregivers. Or, for a fee, a geriatric care manager (caremanager.org) can help find someone. 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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The Dodge County Wildcat Girls JV Team paid tribute to a former team member after their game on Saturday the 15th. EmmyLou Hermanson was on leave before she is deployed to South Korea for 14 months with the US Air Force. EmmyLou is a 2012 Graduate of Dover Eyota High School and played with the Wildcat JV team for 3 years.
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A big “Thank You” to the regional schools, churches, 4-H groups, clubs and organizations who gave their time to stop by Prairie Meadows Senior Living and share the Christmas spirit with our residents and staff this Christmas season! We have had almost non-stop caroling, crafts, treats and most importantly, their presence in making us feel extra special this holiday season. Words cannot express our appreciation, gratitude and thankfulness for all of you. Sincerely, Residents and staff of Prairie Meadows Senior Living
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