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Russek presents state of the county at chamber meeting

• Philip ‘Pete’ A. Fiecke, 80, Howard Lake • James K. McPadden, 85, Waconia • Paul W. Schwerin, 46, Coon Rapids • Bernice C. Sipe, 87, Loretto

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Sports Delano boys taken out by Rocori Page 1B

Delano Herald Journal

Monday, March 19, 2012

Volume 6, Number 30

Serving the community of Delano, Minnesota, and the surrounding area

Delano man in critical condition following motorcycle crash


By Ryan Gueningsman Managing Editor A Delano man remains in critical condition from involvement in a motorcycle accident Wednesday afternoon just after 4 p.m. in Buffalo. Walter “Wally” W. Johnson, 45, of Delano, was on his way home from work and was seriously injured in the crash. He was airlifted from Buffalo Hospital to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Johnson was on a 2004 Honda Road-Street motorcycle when he rear-ended a 1994 GMC Suburban being driven by Joy Y. Goodmanson, 44, of Buffalo. Goodmanson was stopped in the eastbound lane of Highway 55 to turn north onto Division Street. A third, unknown, vehicle between Goodmanson and Johnson passed Goodmanson on the

shoulder. Johnson then rearended Goodmanson. Assisting the Minnesota State Patrol at Matt Schoen the scene of the crash included Wally the Buffalo Johnson Police Department and the Wright County Sheriff’s Office. As of early Friday afternoon, Johnson was at North Memorial Medical Center in critical condition. Goodmanson had no apparent injury. By Ryan Gueningsman A benefit motorcycle run is Managing Editor tentatively being planned for Three candidates have Johnson for Saturday, May 19. A emerged as finalists to be the CaringBridge site has also been next superintendent of Delano set up for updates and can be Public Schools. found at Delano High School Prinvisit/wallyjohnson.

By Ryan Gueningsman Managing Editor In a joint statement late last week, it was announced the Delano Teachers Association (DTA) and the Delano School Board have reached a tentative teachers’ contract settlement The tentative agreement was reached March 8 between the negotiating teams for the Delano School Board and the DTA. Pending approval by the teachers and the school board, this agreement will eliminate the need for mediation session scheduled for March 20, and will cover the 2011-12 and 2012-13 school years. If approved by the parties, salaries for the two years will be increased by 0.5 percent for each of the two years of the contract, and steps and lanes will be granted. In addition, $500 will be added to the step career 11 on the salary schedule. This tentative agreement permits the first increase in funding to the schedule in the past four

years. Neva Stoebner, President of the DTA, said, “The tentative agreement reflects the teachers’ awareness of current economic times. The Delano Teachers’ Association and the School Board reached a settlement so its members can focus entirely on what we do best: provide an excellent education for Delano Public School students.” According to the school board’s lead negotiator, Peter Brasket, “Both parties recognize the need to control costs during continued times of lean state funding, and against the reality of greater dependence on local levies statewide to fund basic educational programming. At the same time we are pleased to express our support for our educators, even if considered modest over the past four years.” Consideration of the 2011-13 master agreement between ISD #879 and DTA is on the agenda for Monday night’s school board meeting, set for 7 p.m. at the Delano City Hall.

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Delano Council 4653 Knights of Columbus and the St. Mary of Czestochowa men’s club will be hosting a waffle, sausage, and french toast breakfast at St. Mary of Czestochowa (1867 95th Street, off Wright County Road 13 in rural Delano) Sunday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to noon. Proceeds will go to the seminarians RSVP fund. The cost is free-will offering.

cipal Matt Schoen, Crookston Public Schools Superintendent Wayne Gilman, and Chanhassen Elementary School Principal Matt Dorschner participated in an introductory forum Thursday afternoon

Breakfast Sunday to benefit Eberhard family

Wayne Gilman

Matt Dorschner

Down to three Finalists for superintendent position introduce at the Delano Middle School Auditorium. Current Delano Public Schools Superintendent Dr. John Sweet announced he will be retiring June 30. SUPERINTENDENT, page 8A

Several injured in Highway 12 Tentative settlement accident Friday morning agreement reached Loretto man airlifted on teacher contracts to North Memorial By Ryan Gueningsman Managing Editor One person was airlifted from the scene of a four-vehicle crash in Independence Friday morning, and two others were transported to a hospital via ground ambulance. ACCIDENT, page 6A

Photo by Ryan Gueningsman

Anthony Michael Menard, 22, of Loretto was airlifted from the scene of a four-vehicle traffic accident in Independence Friday morning.

Czanstkowski reelected to Franklin Township board A total of 34 ballots were cast in the election, with Czanstkowski, who was running unopManaging Editor posed, receivJohn Czanstkowski Sr. will John ing 30 votes. remain on the Franklin Town- Czanstkowski Galen Hayes ship Board of Supervisors fol- Sr. received one lowing the annual township write-in vote, election Tuesday. two ballots

Budget, tax levy also approved at annual meeting By Ryan Gueningsman

were left blank, and one was marked “write-in” but no name was provided. The township also approved the 2012 budget and tax levy in the amount of $899,200 for total expenses. Of that amount, $749,200 will be levied, while $150,000 will be pulled from reserves to draw the township reserve amount down a bit. FRANKLIN TWP., page 8A

Relay for Life kickoff meeting Thursday New tri-chairs have big plans for 2012 event By Starrla Cray Staff Writer They’ve all lost their mothers to cancer, but the three new chairs for Delano’s Relay for Life aren’t giving up the fight. “So many people have been where we are,” said Delano native Sarah Schumacher. “We want to help and encourage other people.” Schumacher, along with Montrose residents Michelle Otto and Nicole Kimball, are passionate about the Relay for Life, a family-friendly event that raises money for the American Cancer Society. A Relay for Life kickoff meeting will take place at Light


of Christ Church in Delano Thursday, March 22 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. “Whether you are leading a team, on a team, are thinking about joining a team, or just want to hear more about the event, we welcome you to come to this meeting,” Schumacher noted.

Relay for Life 2012 The Relay for Life is set for Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28 at Delano City Park. During the overnight event, the public is encouraged to stop by for food, games, walking, and socializing. “A lot of people don’t realize it’s a community event,” Otto Photo by Starrla Cray said. “They think you have to Michelle Otto, Sarah Schumacher, and Nicole Kimball are the new tri-chairs of the Delano Relay for have a team.” Life. This year’s event is set for Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28 at Delano City Park. RELAY FOR LIFE, page 14A

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The Winsted Lions will host a pancake breakfast and silent auction Sunday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Blue Note Ballroom, Winsted. This is a free will offering. A silent auction is also planned in conjunction with the breakfast. Proceeds will benefit the Eberhard family.

Booth space available for Delano Area Chamber of commerce expo The 23rd annual Delano Area Chamber of Commerce spring expo will be Saturday, March 31 at Delano High School’s Tiger Activity Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Booth space is now available, and one can register by calling the chamber office at (763) 972-6756, or at www. and downloading a registration form. This is a great opportunity to showcase your business to the community.

Women’s Expo Saturday, March 31 to benefit Solien family The second annual Spring Fever Women’s Expo and Bake Sale is set for Saturday, March 31 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Waverly KC Hall. Many vendors and craft exhibitors will take part. Proceeds from the bake sale will benefit the Hayden Solien family. This week’s public notices: • 2 mortgage foreclosure notices • 3 Delano School Board minutes publications • Loretto City Hall location moved Page 6B


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Engagement: Scott Lodermeier and Jessica Sandquist Curt and Patricia Sandquist of Delano are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Jessica Sandquist, to Scott Lodermeier, son of Sam and Reeva Lodermeier of Delano. A wedding is planned for Monday, April 30, 2012, in a private ceremony at the Sandals Resort in Jamaica.

Birth: Hailey Marie Vilmo Ryan and Nicki Vilmo of Montrose are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Hailey Marie Vilmo, Monday, March 5, 2012, at Buffalo Hospital. Hailey weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces, and measured 18.5 inches long.

Members of the Citizen of the Year banquet, front – Lorraine Statema, Marlene Muckenhirn; back – Barb Winkle, and Chris Brazelton, display posters that are posted in the community, and the tickets that are available for sale. Member not pictured – Alice Fink.

Birth: Titus Emmort Brandon

Tickets available for banquet honoring Jack Lynch

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Steven and Alisha Brandon of Montrose are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Titus Emmort Brandon, Sunday, March 11, 2012, at Buffalo Hospital. Titus weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces, and measured 21.5 inches long.

Please submit your “people” items (honors, awards, engagements, weddings, births, etc.) to Delano Herald Journal, Box 498, Delano MN 55328; e-mail to delano@heraldjournal. com; drop off at 430 Highway 12 E, Suite 4 (after-hours dropbox available).

Lake Maria will host maple syrup demonstrations Saturday, Sunday Lake Maria State Park will present its annual maple syruping demonstrations Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March, 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days, at the nature center. The event is free. Tree tapping techniques will be described, followed by a hike into the woods to identify maple trees, tap a tree, and collect the sap. The cooking process and syrup preparation also can be examined. “Maple syruping began more than a century ago, when Native Americans, and later, European pioneers, used the same tapping and collection methods to produce maple sugar, maple

syrup, and candy. It’s a fascinating and historically significant event for the entire family,” said park manager Mark Crawford. A $5 vehicle park entry fee will be required for those without an annual permit, which are for sale at the park office for $25 and apply to all state parks. For more information, call the park office at (763) 878-2325 or visit www.mnstateparks. info. Lake Maria is located about seven miles northwest of Monticello, five miles north of Maple Lake, and 10 miles northeast of Annandale on Wright County Highway 111.

Easter egg hunt April 7 An Easter egg hunt for local area children will be hosted at the Montrose Community Center Saturday, April 7. All children are welcome. The movie “Hop” will be shown, starting at 10 a.m., with the Easter egg hunt starting at 11:30 a.m. The first 100 children to arrive will receive a free goodie

bag. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Due to the popularity of last year’s event, the organizers have promised to have a lot more eggs than last year. This event is sponsored by Montrose Methodist Church. For questions, contact Kelly at (763) 238-7321.

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General Federated Women’s Club (GFWC) of Delano will be hosting a banquet Saturday, April 21 at the Delano American Legion to honor this year’s Delano Citizen of the Year, Jack Lynch. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Appetizers will be available at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m., with the program honoring Jack Lynch to follow. “We look forward to this special event celebrating Jack Lynch. This is our club’s main event and fundraiser of the year,” explained GFWC member Alice Fink. Tickets are available from all GFWC members: Lisa Blodgett, Chris Brazelton, Alice Fink, Mary Grotz, Jennifer

Halverson, Kay James, Bernice Kittock, Donna Laidlaw, Lucille Ludescher, Ann Lundsten, Marlene Muckenhirn, Jeanie Pilarski, Mary Robinson, Pat Sawatzke, Lorraine Statema, Dorothy Tulkki, Barb Winkle, Judy Vanderlinde, and Norma Wandersee. Tickets are also available at Downtown Beauty Salon, located in Delano, during regular business hours, Wednesday through Saturday, by calling the salon at (763) 972-3939; or call Jeanie Pilarski at (763) 972-3360. The GFWC encourages anyone interested in attending to purchase tickets as soon as possible.



MONDAY, MARCH 19 • Delano School Board, HS media center, 7 pm TUESDAY, MARCH 20 • Wright County Board of Commissioners, county commissioner board room, courthouse, Buffalo, 9 am • Delano City Council, Delano City Hall, 7 pm • Greenfield City Council, 7 pm • DMS PIE, MS staff lounge, 6:30 pm

ORGANIZATIONS MONDAY, MARCH 19 • Montrose Lions Club, Montrose Community Center, 7 pm • General Federated Women’s Club Card Marathon, men welcome, media center, Delano Middle School, 7 pm • Delano Cub Scout Pack 273, St. Peters Church, Delano, 6:30 pm TUESDAY, MARCH 20 • MOPS, Christ Lutheran Church, Maple Plain, 9:30 am • Delano Jaycees, Delano American Legion, 6 pm WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21 • Crow River Area Business Group, networking/business group, Our Fathers Lutheran Church, 3903 Gilbert Ave. SE, Rockford, 9-10 am THURSDAY, MARCH 22 • Delano Lions Club, Edie Mae’s Eatery, 6:30 pm MONDAY, MARCH 26 • MOMS Club, St. Francis Xavier Parish Hall, Buffalo, 10 am

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MONDAY • Overeaters Anonymous, fellowship of individuals who through shared experience, strength, and hope are recovering from compulsive eating, Monkey Room, Zion Lutheran Church, 1200 Hwy. 25 S., Buffalo, 6:30-8 pm • Al-Anon and Al-Ateen, Light of Christ Lutheran Church, Delano, 7 pm beginners, 7:30 pm regular TUESDAY • Boy Scout Troop 273, Heritage Center, Delano, 7 pm WEDNESDAY • Montrose Senior Citizens, activities, games, cards; lunch $4, special holiday meals $6, Montrose Community Center, noon THURSDAY • Network Masters Business Network International, Delano City Hall, 7:30 am • Alcoholics Anonymous, Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Delano, 8 pm • Delano Helping Hands Food Shelf, Delano Community Education Center, 2-4 pm FRIDAY • Tri-County Toastmasters, Crow River Coffee Company, 7 am, for more information call Deb (320) 485-4398 SATURDAY • Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, men’s and women’s step group, Light of Christ Lutheran Church, Delano, 9 am

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Monday, March 19 > Conceal and Carry Gun Class, Waverly Gun Club. Call Kevin at (763) 2424553. > Bloodmobile, NYA, Wilkommen Park Pavilion, 12:30 to 6:30 pm. Tuesday, March 20 > Carver County Licensed Child Care Association hosts Kristin Wheeler, Creative Curriculum, 7 to 9 pm, Early Childhood Center, 110600 Village Rd, Chaska. Registration 6:30 pm. Membership information available at > History of Tractors presented by Wright County Historical Society in Wright County Heritage Center Activity Room, 2001 Hwy. 25 N., Buffalo, 1:30 and 6:30 pm Wednesday, March 21 > Udder Dissection Clinic, hands-on clinic, Mayer Community Center, 413 Blue Jay Avenue, Mayer, 10 am-2:30 pm, register by March 19 at (952) 466-5300 > Conceal and carry gun class, Waverly Gun Club. Call Kevin at (763) 2424553. Thursday, March 22 > Wellness on Wheels, Marketplace, Cokato 2 to 6 pm. For information, call 800-362-3667, ext 7717 > Mayer Moxie Health Fair, open to public, Mayer Community Center, 6-8 pm > LP Parents for Education Carnival, games, food,

more; 5-7:30 Saturday, March 24 > Crow River Youth For Christ Anuual Banquet, free, Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1040 South Grade Rd., Hutchinson, 6 pm > McLeod County Dairy Association Spring Banquet and Dairy Princess Coronation, Pla-Mor Ballroom, Glencoe, appetizers 7 pm, buffet dinner 7:30 pm > Agent Orange Town Hall Meeting, Creekside Community Center, 9801 Penn Ave. S., Bloomington, 8 am-4 pm Sunday, March 25 > Pancake breakfast fundraiser for for boys basketball team trip to national tournament, Zion Lutheran School, Mayer, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free-will offering. > Pancake breakfast and silent auction fundraiser, 9 am to 1 pm, Blue Note Ballroom, Winsted. Free-will offering. All proceeds will go to the Eberhard family. Donations for the silent auction appreciated. Call Ann Schulenberg, (320) 4854730. Hosted by Winsted Lions Club. Monday, March 26 > Introductory class on Medicare, call 800-3332433 ext 82024 to rsvp, Hutchinson Senior Center, 1005 Hwy. 15 South #15, Hutchinson, 1 pm

Meeting Saturday for veterans exposed to Agent Orange The Minnesota State Council of the Vietnam Veterans of America is hosting a town hall meeting Saturday, March 24 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Creekside Community Center, 9801 Penn Avenue South in Bloomington. Presentations will be made hourly – no need to spend the day. All veterans who were ex-

posed to Agent Orange are welcome to attend, and learn more about how their children and grandchildren may be suffering from abnormalities that derive from this exposure. Everyone is encouraged to learn about the exposure of others and share their own story. For more information, call Gail at (763) 222-3826.

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Delano Herald Journal Community DELANO HERALD JOURNAL, Monday, March 19, 2012, Page 3A Celebrate with WH March 29 Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association will be observing a very special milestone at its annual meeting Thursday, March 29, which is the day the cooperative was founded 75 years ago, in 1937. To celebrate, WH will be hosting a complimentary pork chop meal, entertainment, and prizes for its customers before the annual meeting at 6800 Electric Drive in Rockford. The dinner will be served from 4:30 to 6:45 p.m., with the Submitted photo April Westerman, a physical therapist at Golden LivingCenter, meeting beginning at 7 p.m. poses for a photo with Gilmore Lee, who received physical therapy through the center’s outpatient service.

Participants Play it again, Gilmore Lee sought for Gilmore Lee has been mak- good place to go, and conveing wonderful strides through nient for outpatient therapy; the Girls’ State

The 66th session of the Minnesota Girls’ State will take place Sunday, June 10 through Saturday, June 16, at Bethel University in Arden Hills. An American Legion Auxiliary program, it is a practical application of Americanism and good citizenship. The purpose of the Minnesota Girls’ State program is to provide citizenship training for girls in their junior year of high school; to inform them about the duties, privileges, rights, and responsibilities of American citizenship so that they can understand and participate in the functioning of their government; and to help them grasp the meaning of some of their responsibilities when they become adults. Those who are interested in participating should contact According to the Minnesota braking, steering, cornering, Bernie Kittock at (763) 972Department of Public Safety and mental strategies. Many 2133. (DPS), motorcycle rider train- insurance companies offer dising sharpens skills, gives riders counts for riders who complete the edge to be better rides, and this course. • Civilian Police Motorcycle may save their lives. Course registration for motorcyclists Course ($75) More experi• Free Estimates of all experience levels is now enced riders can learn the same • Residential-Commercial available at motorcyclesafety. techniques that police motor • Sales • Installation org. Training is available at 31 officers use to stay safe on the • Service & Repair MnSCU locations from April streets. All Brands • Other courses include the through Oct. Ridership is at record-high Basic Rider Course 2, moped Delano levels in Minnesota, with al- training, individual training, 763-972-6311 most 230,000 registered motor- and more. Visit cycles and more than 404,000 licensed operators. Prelimi- for special motorcycle only nary reports indicate 41 rider evening skills testing hours, deaths in 2011, down from a 24 2012 rider laws and regulayear high of 72 in 2008. Rider tions, and more motorcycle deaths account for 10 percent safety information. Motorcycle safety efforts are of Minnesota’s total traffic Seat belt use is required in a component of the state’s core the back seat in Minnesota, but deaths annually. “A majority of fatal mo- traffic safety initiative, Toward many teens and young adults torcycle crashes result from Zero Deaths (TZD). A primary aren’t buckling up in the back rider error,” said Bill Shaffer vision of the TZD program is seat, according to the Minof the DPS Minnesota Motor- to create a safe driving culture nesota Department of Public cycle Safety Center (MMSC). in Minnesota in which motor- Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic “Many crashes could be pre- ists support a goal of zero road Safety. vented by riders honing their fatalities by practicing and proOnly three (10 percent) of the crash-avoidance skills through moting safe and smart driving 30 back-seat passengers ages behavior. TZD focuses on the 13 to 24 killed during 2008proper training.” In the last five years, 42,553 application of four strategic ar- 10 were buckled up. Front-seat riders have taken a MMSC eas to reduce crashes — edu- occupants in this age group are rider training course. MMSC cation, enforcement, engineer- four-to-five times more likely offers a variety of affordable ing and emergency trauma to be belted than those in the courses for all skill levels led response. back. For an interview with a local by high-quality, MSF-certified While teens and young rider coaches. Course registra- rider training instructor, con- adults have the worst rear-seat tion is easy online at Motorcy- tact belt compliance, back seat belt Also available online are fact use is an issue across age sets. sheets: Motorcycle Crashes by, Courses include: Only 26 percent of the 87 * Basic Rider Course ($160) Minnesota County; Motorcycle back- seat motorists killed in The essential beginning rider Licenses by Minnesota Coun- the state during 2008-10 were course, riders can earn a mo- ty; and 2012 2012 Rider Train- belted, compared to nearly 49 torcycle license while learning ing Courses Brochure. percent of the 818 front seat important skills such as proper passenger fatalities. “You can’t have a false sense of security when riding in the back seat; the rules of physics still apply,” said Donna Berger, Copyright 2012, Herald Journal Publishing, Inc. Delano Herald Journal, published weekly by Herald Journal Publishing, Inc., director of the DPS Office of 701 Babcock Blvd. E., Suite 110, Delano, MN 55328. USPS No. 023953. PeriTraffic Safety. “It’s vital that odicals postage paid at Delano, MN. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Delano Herald Journal, PO Box 498, Delano, MN 55328. others in the vehicle speak up STAFF and remind everyone to get TO REACH US Dale Kovar, general mgr. • 701 Babcock Blvd. E., Suite 110 belted.” Chris Schultz, advertising mgr. PO Box 498 Ryan Gueningsman, DHJ editor In Minnesota, it’s the law for Delano, MN 55328 Matt Kane, sports editor Phone (763) 972-1028 drivers and passengers in evJaimie Kirsch, inside sales/circulation Fax (763) 972-1029 Kristen Miller, staff writer ery seat to be belted. Unbelted Ivan Raconteur, staff writer Linda Scherer, staff writer drivers and passengers can be Starrla Cray, staff writer • 120 6th St. N., PO Box 129 ticketed. Jennifer Kotila, staff writer Winsted, MN 55395 Aaron Schultz, sports writer In a crash, unbelted motorLocal/Metro (320) 485-2535 Bill Norman, sales ists will often slam into and Bruce Johnson, sales Randy Heuer, sales OFFICE HOURS injure or kill others in the veDori Kimball, sales Mon., 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Bob Blake, sales hicle. Tues.-Thurs., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Paulie Johnson, customer service Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Each year, more than half Annie Onkka, customer service Julie Heinen, office of the motorists killed in MinDEADLINES Troy Feltmann, sign dept. mgr. nesota crashes aren’t belted, • Shopper: 9 a.m. Wednesdays Brandon Vandesteeg, sign dept./creative Jami Berg, printing dept. manager • Newspapers: Noon Thursdays translating to more than 150 Hope Horstmann, printing dept. • Classified Final: 9 a.m. Fridays* Evelyn Fowler, creative mgr. deaths and 400 serious injuDeadlines usually 24 hours earlier near Wendy Lankki, creative major holidays ries annually. Eighty percent Denise Ernst, creative Janey Oberg, creative of the unbelted deaths occur on Shawn Baudler, creative Greater Minnesota roads. Alicia Boltz, creative SUBSCRIPTIONS Addresses in Wr ight, Car ver, and Carrie Smeby, creative Seat belt facts and tips: Dan Birkholz, web dept. manager Hennepin counties $35/yr.; elsewhere in Laura Hannam, web dept. • Seat belts restrain motorMinn. $40/yr.; out of state $45/yr. Pro-rated Linda Krienke, bookkeeping ists in the vehicle’s designed portions available. Amy Hoese-Schultz, office How to Subscribe: Kathy Tupa, office/circulation protective space, giving them • S en d pay m ent an d exac t mailing Karen Oestreich, receptionist/circulation room to live in the event of a address to Delano Herald Journal, PO Box Val LePage, Paul Alberts, Dan Holje, delivery Gladys Jones, maintenance 498, Delano MN 55328. crash. • Call us at (763) 972-1028. We accept • Seat belts keep drivers Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and Amex. • Click “subscribe” at www. correctly positioned behind the wheel. In rollover crashes, ADVERTISING unbelted motorists are usually Normal and reasonable care is taken to avoid errors and omissions. The newspaper’s liability from any ad shall not exceed the amount of the price to be charged for space in which the error/omission ejected from the vehicle. In occurred. In cases where an ad was scheduled to run more than once, the newspaper’s liability shall be limited to the price of the first publication only. When an ad is scheduled to run more than once, first less severe crashes, an unbelted publication shall be considered to be a proof to the advertiser; the customer remains responsible for the cost of all ads beyond the first publication. Ads cancelled after stated deadlines may be removed from motorist may crack teeth out or publication but will be charged at full rate. his outpatient physical therapy at Golden LivingCenter in Delano. He has been a part of the Golden Rehab Outcomes program, recovering from a ruptured quad tendon. Although Lee did not need the special nursing services Golden LivingCenter provides; with physical therapy as an outpatient, he has progressed well enough to be more independent in his home. The Golden Rehab Outcomes program at Golden LivingCenter in Delano allows people like Gilmore to benefit through its rehab program and staff. Gilmore explained, “Golden LivingCenter in Delano was a

staff are like family to me.” Gilmore and the staff are well-acquainted, because he has performed at the center for many years, playing bluegrass and old-time music for the residents for hours. Everyone enjoys his performances, as they sing, clap, and tap along with the music. Staff and residents wanted him to get back into shape in a hurry, to play again. The Golden LivingCenter has been part of the Delano community since 1967. It is located at 433 County Road 30 in Delano. For more information, call the center at (763) 972-2987, or visit its website at

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Back seat passengers must be buckled up break their nose on the steering wheel. • Wear lap belts low and snug across the hips; shoulder straps should never be tucked under an arm or behind the back. It is not only unsafe, it is illegal. • Children under age 13 should always ride in the back seat. Children who have outgrown a forward-facing harness restraint should ride in a booster seat until they are 4 feet, 9 inches tall. • Pregnant women should wear the lap belt under the stomach, as low on the hips as possible, and against the upper thighs. The shoulder belt should rest between the breasts. • Air bags are designed to work with seat belts, to keep vehicle occupants in a safe position during a crash. Air bags are not effective when the motorist is not belted.


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A look back This is a photo of River Street in Delano, looking north from where the post office

is today. Note all the buildings located on the west side of River Street along the Crow River. The photo is believed to be from the late 1940s. Each week, a historical photo from the collection of Bill Eppel will be featured in “A look back.”

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Ridgeview offers classes and support groups Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia offers a bariatric support group, a breast cancer support group, and information about colon cancer.

Bariatric support group The bariatric support group meets every other week at the Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska. Anyone who has had, or is considering bariatric surgery is welcome to attend; you do not need to have had your surgery at Ridgeview Medical Center or Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Staff will offer education, support, and guidance to help those interested achieve and maintain a successful and healthy weight loss. This group meets the first Tuesday and the third Monday of the month from 6 to 7 p.m. The next scheduled support group is Monday, March 19. For more information, call (952) 442-7820, or visit www.

Colon cancer update Colon cancer is diagnosed in 130,000 Americans each year, but it is highly treatable – even cured – if caught early. Timothy Kinney, MD, gas-


troenterologist, Ridgeview Specialty Clinic-Gastroenterology, will speak about new tests for detection, newly-approved drugs, and treatment options. This free event will take place Thursday, March 22 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Ridgeview Community Auditorium at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. Submitted photo To register, call (952) 442This Allis Chalmers tractor and many others will be featured in 8084. programs at the Wright County Heritage Center in Buffalo.

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The breast cancer support group will meet Tuesday, March 20 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in conference rooms A&B at Ridgeview Medical Center. During each support group session, an educational topic, such as music therapy, plastic surgery, or breast cancer statistics, will be discussed. This support group provides an opportunity for women to ask questions, share concerns, and offer support to one another in regard to their experiences with breast cancer. For more information, or to be added to a support flyer mailing list, call Ridgeview Medical Center, community relations department, at (952) 442-2191, ext 6111.

History of Tractors programs Tues. The Wright County Historical Society will present its History of Tractors program, focusing on Allis-Chalmers tractors, at two identical presentations Tuesday, March 20. The presentations will take place at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. in the Wright County Heritage Center Activity Room, 2001 Hwy. 25 North in Buffalo. This event is free and open to the public. Lon Saeger of Elk River, an avid collector, will be presenting. Numerous displays and tractors will also be on site for the event. If attendees wish, they may bring bars or cookies for the light lunch following each pre-

sentation. The History of Tractors series began in 1999, with a presentation on MinneapolisMoline, and was an instant success. In its 14th year, the History of Tractors series has drawn more than 250 attendees from around the state and beyond. For more information on the History of Tractors program, or any other upcoming events at the Wright County Historical Society, contact Sally Stevens, business manager, at (763) 682-7323, or (800) 362-3667, ext. 7323; or email; or visit the website,

Wright-Hennepin’s annual meeting set for March 29 Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association (WH) will be observing a very special milestone at its 2012 annual meeting Thursday, March 29. The cooperative was started the very same day, 75 years ago, in 1937. To commemorate this historic event, the annual meeting will be used to highlight and celebrate that achievement, and will take place at WH’s headquarters in Rockford, located at 6800 Electric Drive. WH will be displaying historical information and artifacts, showing an exhibit of what life was like before electricity, giving dinner theater presentations about rural electrification, and distributing a commemorative video documentary on the history of the cooperative to every member in attendance. Member registration begins at 4 p.m. Wright County 4-H will serve a pork chop dinner from 4:30 to 6:45 p.m., and a short business meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Free parking is available at WH, Our Father’s Lutheran Church, and the Rockford Mall, with a free shuttle that runs continuously. The 2011 Annual Report was mailed to members in early March and included detailed information about each director candidate. Ballots are being sent to members in districts 1, 3, 7 and 9 before the meeting with instructions for voting by mail. Ballots received on or before Thursday, March 22 will be entered in the “early bird” prize drawing for an iPad. Members in those districts can also cast votes at the meeting up until the time the ballots are called for during the business meeting. At the end of the business meeting, WH will announce the results of the director elections in Districts 1, 3, 7 and 9. During the business meeting, WH Board Chair Chris Lantto will present an update on how the cooperative has succeeded in keeping electric

rates competitive at a critical time in the energy industry, highlighting operating and service achievements in 2011, and will discuss changes coming as a result of new regulatory and government mandates. WH President and CEO Mark Vogt will break from his tradition of commenting on business, legislative, and strategic matters, and will instead discuss the cooperative’s history and introduce a commemorative video about WH. “This year’s annual meeting will give members a unique opportunity to not only learn about current matters at the cooperative, but also learn about its history,” said Lantto. A grand prize drawing of a retired automobile from WH’s fleet will immediately follow the meeting. Attending members will be entered in the grand prize drawing as they check in. At the end of the business meeting, all participating members will be given a free compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) and a copy of the commemorative video shown during the meeting. Free events and activities; • A local Girl Scout troop will have numerous fun activities and crafts for children ages 2-10 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. • Attending members will have the opportunity to win prizes by playing bingo from 4:30 to 6:45 p.m. • Enjoy learning about the Rural Electrification Association (REA) and how power came to the rural US through a dinner theater presentation. Shows will be at 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Stop by these informational booths to learn about new technology, products, services, and ways to save money, and energy at home. • Hallways of history: See how electricity has changed lives by viewing models of homes from the 1930’s and today. Members will also be able to see how the cooperative has grown over the past 75 years

and see historical photos that were taken during the cooperative’s early years. • Pay as you go: Learn about this new service offered through WH. WH is creating a system that allows you to prepay for your electricity, giving the customer the ability to only put as much money in their account as they want to spend. • MyMeter and money-saving ideas: View a demonstration of an online tool that can help customers understand and reduce their home’s energy use, helping to save money. • Customer service: Meet and have a milk shake with the same customer service representatives that customers speak to over the phone and via email. They can offer suggestions on how to make paying an electric bill easier, as well as answer any questions. • Co-op Connections: Learn about the many great savings that are available from local and national businesses with the exclusive Co-op Connections card. • Community involvement: Programs available for the customer and family. Learn about how a high school student can qualify for a scholarship or trip to Washington, DC Additionally, learn how donations help fund organizations in the community. • Director booth: Meet the board of directors and learn how they help the cooperative be financially sound, provide reliable electricity, and competitive electric rates. • Power supply: Great River Energy and Basin Electric Power Cooperative – WH’s wholesale power suppliers – will provide information about work taking place at the generation and transmission sector of the industry in order to ensure a dependable future power supply. • Power quality and reliability: See how WH’s cutting edge technology initiatives help track, shorten and prevent outages. • Off-Peak programs: Re-

ceive information on electric home heating, cooling, and money-saving off peak solutions. • Electric safety: Learn about important home safety precautions and the “story behind the switch.” • WH Security: Security systems can do more than protect from burglaries. They can also detect temperature changes, smoke, water damage and much more. See the latest in home security products at this booth. • Feel the comfort of under-floor radiant electric heating systems, and learn how they can be used in the home. • Tree trimming services: Receive information on treetrimming services that can beautify landscapes yearround. • Silent Power: Learn about the latest in renewable energy technology. Silent Power is a Minnesota company that manufactures electric energy storage devices that work with renewable energy systems and utilities. • Interested in solar power? tenKsolar has developed an innovative “grid design” that increases energy production, while also lowering costs. Stop in to learn how to participate in WH’s solar community project. Members can own a “slice of this project” and obtain solar energy without the hassle of installing equipment on their property.

Senior singers sought The Delano Senior Singers is looking for area seniors to join them every Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Delano Senior Center. The group performs at various events in the community throughout the year. For more information, call (763) 972-0574.

The Delano Senior Center is located at 234 Second Street North in Delano. It is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. A variety of activities are planned on a daily basis. The coffee pot is always on, and area seniors are encouraged to drop in. Lunch is served at noon. Meals on Wheels are delivered to homebound seniors. Transportation is available. A new group, Movie Club, meets monthly to watch/discuss movies. For more information, call (763) 972-0574. For more information on events at the center or transportation, call (763) 972-0574. For information on River Rider transit, call (763) 263-0101 or 800-8219719. Daily Activities 9:30 p.m., Volunteer recognition Monday, March 19 – Choir pracThursday, April 19 – Second half tice, 10:30 a.m.; bingo, 12:30 p.m. of eight-hour driving class, 5:30 to Tuesday, March 20 –Blood pres- 9:30 p.m.. sure clinic, noon - 2 p.m.; Farkel, 1 Thursday, April 26 – Four-hour p.m.; Navigating Medicare class driving class refresher, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. noon. Wednesday, March 21 – Tax Tuesday, May 8 – Two Buck assistance, 9 a.m.-noon; Spring Tuesday, co-sponsored by Golden Fling, music by Jerry Kahle and LivingCenter Lowell Schubert, 11:15 a.m.; exerWeekly Activities cise 11:20-11:40 a.m. • St. Cloud Area Legal Services Thursday, March 22 – Tax as- are available by appointment the sistance, 9 a.m.-noon; “Stepping first Monday of every month. On” fall prevention and balance • The Writers Group meets program, 12:45 p.m - 2:45 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the Friday, March 23 – Exercise, month. Call Ted May or the Delano 11:20-11:40 a.m.; bingo, 12:30 Senior Center for more informap.m. tion. Coming up Transportation Wednesday, March 28 – Albert• If there is enough interest, ville shopping the senior center van is available Thursday, March 29 – Mall of to take Delano area residents to America trip, Princess Diana tour. Thursday night bingo at the Delano Tuesday, April 3 – Easter dinner American Legion. with entertainment by The Happy • The River Rider transit proNotes. gram provides transportation to Friday, April 6 – Dining site appointments in the city of Delano. closed for Good Friday, senior cenRiver Rider operates a 19-passenter open until noon ger van with a wheelchair lift. Tuesday, April 10 – Buffalo The hours of operation are: shopping Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Thursday April 12 – “Fox on the from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; and TuesFairway” at Old Log Theatre. day and Thursday from 8 a.m. to Tuesday, April 17 – Heart health 4:30 p.m. drumming class For a ride, call (763) 263-0101 Wednesday, April 18 – First half or 1-800-821-9719. of eight-hour driving class, 5:30 to

SENIOR DINING The Delano Senior Dining Program is open Monday through Friday, serving meals at noon. The dining site serves seniors age 60 and over, and is sponsored by Catholic Charities Senior Dining. Pre-registration is not required, but diners are asked to arrive by 11:45 a.m. Groups of four or more are also asked to call ahead to register. Meals on Wheels are available to homebound seniors. Call (763) 9720574. Transportation is available to the center in a wheelchair lift equipped van. Call River Rider at (763) 263-0101. Thursday, March 22 – Oriental Menu chow mein, rice, Oriental vegetaMonday, March 19 – Mushroom bles, mandarin oranges, fortune and onion pork chop, baked potato cookie. with sour cream, broccoli NormanFriday, March 23 – Tuna noodle dy, dinner roll, apricots. Tuesday, March 20 – Shepard’s casserole or hamburger on a bun, pie, crunchy romaine salad, wheat peaches, lettuce salad, chocolate bread, lemon bar. mousse. Wednesday, March 21 – Hot Monday, March 26 – Baked roast beef sandwich, mashed poham, sweet potatoes, vegetable tatoes and gravy, carrots, upside medley, wheat bread, pineapple down cake. tidbits.

WOW van in Montrose Thurs. The Wright County Public Health Wellness on Wheels (WOW) van will be in Montrose Tuesday, March 20 at the Clark Station from 2 to 6 p.m. The WOW Van has both injectable vaccine and the intranasal spray. The cost for the vaccine is $30. No appointment is needed. Wright County Public health will bill Medicare Part B, MA, or MNCare if a card is presented. No other insurance will be billed. Those with no health insurance or a high deductible may be eligible for lower fee. No one is denied vaccine if they can’t pay. The WOW Van also provides foot care for senior citizens in Wright County, including trimming toenails to meet the needs of those seniors who have a health condition such as diabetes or are unable to trim toenails themselves. There is a $15 fee for foot care services. This fee is necessary because

clinics are no longer being funded by grant money. However, if one is unable to pay the fee, they will not be turned away from the clinic. WOW Van services also include adult and child immunizations, screening for blood pressure and diabetes, child car seat check (by appointment); and information about healthy lifestyles, safety issues, pregnancy, childbirth, parenting, child health, growth, and development; chronic illness, and unhealthy lifestyle behaviors such as smoking, drug and alcohol abuse, and unsafe sex. In addition, cholesterol testing is offered (by appointment). The entire test (the fasting complete profile) takes about 30 minutes. There is a $30 fee for cholesterol testing. For appointments or questions, call (763) 682-7717, or toll-free (800) 362-3667, ext. 7717. For immunizations, bring past immunization records to the van, if available.

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Game schedule at the Delano Senior Center The Delano Senior Center has several groups that meet regularly to play a variety of table games. Bridge – the second and fourth Monday of the month at 1 p.m. 500 – The second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. Farkel (dice game) – the first and third Tuesday at 1 p.m. To sign up to play bridge or 500, call (763) 972-0574. It is not necessary to sign up to play Farkel.

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Wright Co. Board hears update regarding mapping system By Ivan Raconteur Herald Journal Editor Steve Jobe, Wright County surveyor, presented an update on the county’s aerial pictometry system during Tuesday’s board meeting. All information from the 2011 flight is now available, and the interactive mapping system can be found on the county’s website, www. Jobe said training was provided in February for 38 “key users” in the county land records department and Wright Soil and Water Conservation District. The system provides aerial photography that shows different angles and can be used by assessors, Jobe said. The county also has software that the county assessor can use to compare building footprints (to determine, for example, if an addition to a home has been constructed, without going to the property). Law enforcement can also use the system for applications such as identifying exits to a residence, Jobe said.

Redistricting update The board approved a recommendation from a March 2 committee of the whole meeting regarding redistricting. The reommendation includes the following: • authorize the county surveyor to post municipal precinct data on the county website by Tuesday, April 10. • presentation of data and public hearing 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 10. • all maps submitted by noon Friday, April 13 will be reviewed by the county surveyor and drawn into formal maps using the county global

Screen capture from Wright County’s interactive mapping system showing a section of Howard Lake around city hall. information system for review during the Tuesday, April 17 committee of the whole meeting. • committee of the whole meeting and public hearing 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 17 to discuss preliminary redistricting plans. • second review (if necessary) of preliminary redistricting plans 2:30 p.m. Monday, April 23. • public hearing and final adoption of new commissioner districts during county board meeting 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 1. • authorize information technology department to post final commissioner district maps on county website from May 1 to May 31 for public review. The information technology department is to ensure that the maps remain at the top of the list of announcements for the entire month of May. • authorize the county to fund 50 percent of the cost of M100 precinct counters and tabulators for municipalities with populations greater than 7,000, using county surplus


Board passes on hiring survey technician Jobe asked the board to refer filling of a survey technician vacancy to the personnel committee. The board approved the request 3-1, with commissioners Jack Russek, Dick Mattson, and Board Chair Rose Thelen in favor, and Commissioner Pat Sawatzke opposed. Commissioner Elmer Eichelberg was not present. Sawatzke said he was concerned that the move would “open a floodgate” of requests from other department heads asking the board to fill vacant positions in their departments.

Update on 4-H program The board also heard an update about the 4-H program from 4-H coordinator Nick Neaton. There are 23 4-H clubs in Wright County, and more than 500 members. There are also 18 4-H county ambassadors in grades nine to 12 who promote the program in Wright County.


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Ultrasound fundraiser set for Saturday, March 31 Twelve area Knights of Columbus councils, including Delano, will be hosting a fundraiser to purchase an ultrasound machine for the Cornerstone Women’s Center Saturday, March 31. The center will be Wright County’s only crisis pregnancy center and will be located in St. Michael. The fundraiser will be at St. Michael-Albertville High School and will include a chicken and rib dinner, silent auction, and guest speaker Mary Ann Kuharski from Prolife Across America. Funds raised at this event will be matched by the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council. More information can be found at

Catholic Church dining hall from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Menu will include fresh-carved ham, egg bake, sweet rolls, and fresh fruit. In addition to proceeds from this fundraiser, Catholic United Financial will make a grant of up to $1,000 toward St. Peter’s Catholic School in Delano. A free-will offering will be collected.

Lynch to be honored April 21 as citizen of the year

The General Federated Women’s Club (GFWC) of Delano is looking forward to hosting the 2012 Citizen of the Year banquet. This will be the 35th year that the GFWC of Delano has recognized and honored a citizen from the surrounding area of Delano. Jack Lynch has received this prestigious award and will be honored Saturday, April 21 at the Delano American The SS Anthony and Ann’s Council of Catholic Legion. United Financial will be hosting a matching grant The theme is Jack Lynch “Leading by Exambreakfast Palm Sunday April 1, at Saint Peter’s ple.” The GFWC is looking forward to honoring Lynch for all the service and support he has given to Contact Your Hometown Team the community. direct Tickets are now available at Downtown Beauty Salon located 612-799-7889 Becky’s cell • 612-240-9736 Doug’s cell in Delano during regular business “Begin with Us, End at Home” hours Wednesday through Saturday; (763) 972-3939 or call Jeanie at (763) 972-3360. The GFWC encourages anyone interested in Becky and Doug attending to purchase tickets as soon as possible. Schaust “We are very pleased to have Jack as our honoree. He is well deserving of this honor,” said Committee members Alice Fink, Chris Brazelton, Marlene Muckenhirn and Barb Winkle. “We look forward to a fun and entertaining evening.”

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Forgiveness is a decision We are now well into the season of Lent. I would like to give some helpful insights as to how the process of forgiveness can happen well. Healing and conversion are critical to a healthy spiritual life. Letting go of past or present resentments, grudges, hurt, and pain will allow us to once again enjoy life. Here are some good ways that we can allow God’s unconditional love to enter into our hearts, and then to share that love with our families, friends, and neighbors, and especially with those we have the most difficult time. First of all, let me begin with common questions on forgiveness. How do I forgive? How can I forgive you again? How could you do that to me? How can I trust you again? What if some hurts are too great to forgive? What if this person doesn’t want/ ask for my forgiveness? It’s hard to say I’m sorry. True forgiveness is a decision – it is unconditional! It is showing mercy even when the act was deliberate. It is accepting the other person where they are at. It is taking a risk to get hurt again – and choosing to love. It is accepting an apology graciously.

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Fr. Tom Balluff St. Mary of Czestochowa Church Delano When people don’t forgive, they are led by anger, pain, and hatred. They are directed by negative memories, and do not act freely. They keep a controlling grasp on situations and people. They are pressured by lives of tension and stress, and probably shorten their lives. When people don’t forgive, their relationships with others are strained. Their relationship with God is weakened. They live with feelings of little self-worth, and feel unrelieved guilt. Sometimes, one might choose

to act as if the hurt never occurred, offering “false” forgiveness. One might smile as though they never were hurt; or one might act as if “it” never happened. False forgiveness is really a denial of anger. There are many ways most of us operate around the struggle between letting go, forgiving, and loving well, and the struggle of holding onto the hurt and pain, and trying to make the person who hurt us pay for it. The desire is for true forgiveness to become a way of life. If we can learn how to become experts at forgiving one another, our lives will become very enjoyable. During Lent, let us imitate the deep love God has for each one of us, by putting these helpful insights to work in our lives, offering true forgiveness to others.


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DC High School sends gallons of care

Annandale resumes city

In an effort to make a difference, both globally and locally, Dassel-Cokato High School students are collecting school and learning supplies for educational care packages to send to students in South America, as well as to local children in need through district’s early childhood program, reported the Enterprise Dispatch. The project, called “Gallons of Care,” is organized by a student committee to ultimately give students a desire to help others.

At its March 5 meeting, the Annandale city council was told it would be starting over in the search for a new city administrator, reported the Annandale Advocate. Bob Derus, interim city administrator, and Mayor Marlene Young reported that the personnel committee identified additional qualifications they would like to see in the next candidate pool. The council had previously offered a job to someone who had turned it down.

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Waconia supt. in the mix Bosch-Telex in Glencoe for Eden Prairie job closes its doors

As it continues its search for a new superintendent, the Eden Prairie School Board announced last Monday it has narrowed the field down to five candidates and Dr. Nancy Rajanen, superintendent of Waconia Public Schools, is one of those candidates, reported the Waconia Patriot. All five candidates were to be interviewed by the Eden Prairie School Board March 14, and two or three finalists would be chosen for a final interview to take place sometime between Tuesday and Thursday, March 20 to 22. The school board will meet to discuss the candidates Friday, March 23, and tentatively select a new superintendent, contingent on contract neLitchfield resident Nancy Paddock, poet and gotiations on that day. author, has penned a memoir that reveals the real, raw emotions that are entwined with caring for parents with Alzheimer’s disease, reported the Litchfield Independent Review. The chief of police of Big Lake is on paid Paddock’s latest book, “A Song at Twilight: of administrative leave after fellow police officers Alzheimer’s and Love,” is a haunting and honest and a couple of city council members called for reflection of how Paddock and her sisters graphim to step down, reported the Star Tribune. In pled with the cruel and mysterious disease that a special meeting March 9, the Big Lake City affected both of their parents, and the decisions Council voted 4-1 to put Chief Sean Rifenberick that came with caring for them. on paid leave. According to a March 2 article in the West Sherburne Tribune, Rifenberick and the city have faced several lawsuits from former officers Tom Kelly, Wright County Attorney, an- who have accused the chief of harassment, sexnounced he will convene a grand jury on Mon- ual impropriety and vengeance, resulting in the day, March 26 to investigate the circumstances city paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in surrounding the death of Devan Alan Hawkin- settlements. son, 64, of Annandale. The grand jury will also consider whether any criminal charges are warranted in Hawkinson’s death. Hawkinson died sometime between Friday A fire that swept through a three-story, sevennight, March 25, 2011, and Sunday afternoon, unit apartment building at 485 California St. March 27, 2011, when his body was found at his NW in Hutchinson March 12, left 13 residents home at Eastview Mobile Home Park in Annanhomeless, reported Hutchinson Leader. dale. The Wright County Medical Examiner, Dr. The fi re was called in at 8:15 a.m., and shortly A. Quinn Strobl, determined Hawkinson’s manafter Hutchinson Fire Chief Brad Emans arrived, ner of death to be homicide. the older structure, known as the Hotel CaliforThe case was investigated by the Annandale nia, was fully engulfed in flames. With no hope Police Department and the Wright County Sherof saving the structure, the building owners gave iff’s Office. The Minnesota Bureau of Crimitheir permission to tear the structure down. nal Apprehension and the Minnesota State Fire The cause of the fi re is under investigation. Marshall’s Office also assisted with the investigation.

HT grad is an executive Litchfield author writes of parents’ Alzheimer’s chef in Ireland Soon after graduating from Holy Trinity High School in 1998, Sean Nelson was off to seek adventure in the world of culinary art, reported the Herald Journal. Today, as an executive chef at Esplanade Hotel, located on the sea coast in Bray, Ireland, he is living his dream. As an executive chef for the hotel, Nelson has overall responsibility for all of the food that comes out of the kitchen for hotel events. “We cater to tours in the summer, which could consist of anywhere from 20 to 200 people eating dinner every evening in the restaurant,” Nelson said.

Watertown and finance director part ways The Watertown City Council approved an employment separation agreement with city finance director Steven Wallner during its meeting Feb. 28, reported the Carver County News. City Administrator Luke Fischer said it was a mutual agreement between the two parties, but could not comment on specifics. According to a public statement by Mayor K.J. McDonald during the meeting, the decision came following a Jan. 25 performance review. However, Wallner had been on paid leave since Jan. 11. The agreement includes two weeks of severance pay amounting to $2,969. Wallner will also be paid $5,375 in unused paid time off, and six months of COBRA at a cost of $2,692.

Big Lake police chief is put on paid leave

Grand jury to investigate

Annandale man’s death

The Bosch-Telex Security Systems plant on 14th Street in Glencoe has closed its doors and plans to sell off what remains in the facility via an online auction, reported the McLeod County Chronicle. The plant closing, which has taken place gradually over the past five years, ends a 51year run of the Telex Communications factory in Glencoe.

Koepps must repay $20,000 in next 2 years Bryan and Joyce Koepp have been ordered to pay $20,000 over the next two years in a settlement agreement with bankruptcy trustee Nauni Manty in US Bankruptcy Court, District of Minnesota in Minneapolis, reported the McLeod County Chronicle. It’s the latest setback in the Koepps’ efforts to seek Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection concerning their former Glencoe Garden Center business and the more than $1.4 million they borrowed from family, friends, and other businesses and failed to pay back. Manty alleged in court documents that the debtors (the Koepps) “. . . have knowingly and fraudulently made false oaths or accounts or used false claims . . .” in declaring their assets to the trustee, in particular 11 golf carts listed as assets, of which 10 are unaccounted for.

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A health care fire inspector from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety is investigating a fire that occurred Feb. 27 in an operating room, during a surgical procedure, at the New River Medical Center (NRMC) in Monticello, reported the Monticello Times. NRMC Marketing Director Joni Pawelk said the fire was quickly extinguished by medical personnel. Pawelk said no further information could be released on the extent of injuries to the patient or where the patient was transferred after the incident because of health information privacy rules stipulated by the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Four vehicles involved in Friday morning crash in Independence ACCIDENT, from 1A

West Hennepin Public Safety (WHPS) was notified of a personal injury traffic accident at about 8:16 a.m., according to WHPS Director Ray McCoy. Sandra Dara Lind, 47, of Independence, was driving a 2001 Chrysler Sebring and was westbound on Highway 12 waiting to turn into her residence in the

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A closer look at something special in our communities

Featuring the Delano Jaycees

Delano Jaycees looking to grow its membership roster in 2012 By Ryan Gueningsman Managing Editor One of the main focuses for the Delano Jaycees moving forward in 2012 is recruitment and building its membership base. In its 31 years of existence, the members of the local chapter have truly shown that “service to humanity is the best work of life.” Not just the final line of the Jaycee Creed, these words have been a constant force for all 31 of those years. The group currently consists of 24 members, ages 18 to 40, and nine alumni, ages 41 and older. “It is our hope to continue growing our membership this year,” said 2012 Delano Jaycees President Jessica Artibee. The chapter will be participating in this year’s Delano Area Chamber of Commerce spring expo Saturday, March 31 at the Delano High School’s Tiger Activity Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Kids can come to our booth at the expo to shoot hoops for prizes,” Artibee said. “We will also have a raffle for the chance to win a small turtle sandbox that we will deliver the day of our sandbox fill (Saturday, May 19) and be filled with sand.” The winner must be within a five-mile radius of Delano, she noted. Looking later into the year, the Delano Jaycees will be conducting its highway cleanup Saturday, April 21. The chapter sponsors a twomile stretch of Highway 12 just west of Delano in the area of Flower Farm by Otten Brothers. Perhaps the chapter’s biggest project is the Delano Fourth of July Celebration, with the chapter being one of six member organizations that make up the celebration committee. The chapter oversees the operations of the beer stand. In 2011, Jaycee Alex Roeser was named chairman of the celebration committee. This year’s Fourth of July Celebration will be taking place Saturday, June 30, Sunday, July 1, breaking Monday, July 2, and then resuming Tuesday, July 3 and Wednesday, July 4. Members of the Delano Jaycees and other volunteers can be found at the park pouring beer and other beverages all four days of the celebration. Artibee also designed this year’s Delano

The Punt, Pass, and Kick (PPK) is an annual event the Delano Jaycees coordinate each fall. The program is a national skills competition for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 15 to compete separately against their peers. Established in 1961, the PPK program is the oldest NFL Youth Football program. Royalty Organization Fourth of July button. Bringing back the haunted house project has also been something the chapter is proud of. Many may remember the popular haunted houses coordinated by the Jaycees in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The project was revised several years ago. Last year’s efforts by the chapter earned two gold awards on the state level, with the project being submitted for national consideration. A Relay for Life team is also being planned by the chapter. Visit and search for Delano. One can click on the team page and donate or join the team. The Delano Jaycees are part of larger Jaycees (Junior Chamber) organizations, at the state, national, and international level. The local chapter was formed in April 1981. It was shortly thereafter the chapter began a community project of erecting a fence on railroad property after a train killed a local child. This project was recognized in 1984 in Montreal, Canada, both nationally and internationally with the New Zealand Award and the Japan Safety Award. These two awards are both from the international Jaycees level. Over the years, the chapter has coordinated things such as a lip sync contest, Punt, Pass, and Kick; a golf tournament, the toy drive, highway cleanups, sandbox fills, and more. The Delano Jaycees also provide leadership training to its members. “I joined the Jaycees to work on my leadership skills, work on individual development skills, help out the community and raise money for a great town,” Artibee said. “I have made a lot of new friends

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The Delano Jaycees donated $1,000 to the Delano Elementary School to help purchase six Nook Colors. The e-Readers will used as a pilot program in the elementary school for students to use to work on their reading skills. Above, Nichole Krause of the Jaycees gave a check to fourth grade teacher, Joe Schleper, and some of his students.

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Past chapter president Jodi Baumgard did a good job of getting into character at last year’s haunted house. and really have become very connected to the community of Delano – and I’ve had fun while doing it. I never thought I would be the president of an organization, leading meetings, and learning a lot of skills that I wouldn’t have been able to learn elsewhere.” Over the years, many of the past and current Delano Jaycees have been honored with the highest individual awards from the state level – Minnesota Statesman; the national level – Ambassadorship; and the international level – Senatorship. The Delano Jaycees have 21 Minnesota Statesman, nine Ambassadors, and three Senators. “We need to support our community in whatever way possible,” former chapter president Nichole Krause said. “Delano means a lot to me. It’s my hometown and I enjoy giving back, as I’m sure all our members do.” The Delano Jaycees are always accepting new members. There is no minimum time commitment, but members who participate in a certain number of activities may get the membership fee waived for the following year. People who are over 40 years old can join the group as alumni

The Delano Jaycees’ annual sandbox fill will be Saturday, May 19. Sand, donated by Cemstone of Delano, will be delivered by the Jaycees within a five-mile radius of Delano, with a minimum donation of $5 per wheelbarrow being requested. E-mail delanojaycees@gmail. com to place orders.

Delano Jaycees who participated in the annual sandbox fill in 2010 included Jonathon Blank, Laura Schumacher, Nathan Dalbec (on ladder), Nichole Krause, Dan Krause, Jessica Artibee, Shawn Petersen, and Jeremiah Staples. Participating Jaycees not pictured – Ryan Gueningsman, Kevin Jaunich, and Martin “Toon” Bauman.

This year’s Delano Royalty Organization Fourth of July button was designed by Jessica Artibee of the Delano Jaycees. The Jaycees play an active part in the community celebration. members, even if they’ve never been part of the Jaycees. Meetings take place the third Tuesday of every month A number of Delano Jaycees and volunteers clean a two-mile at the Delano American Legion stretch of Highway 12 just west of Delano each year as part of the at 6 p.m., and non-members adopt-a-highway program. are welcome to attend. More information about the Delano 2012 Delano Jaycees board members: Jaycees is available at www. President: Jessica Artibee State Delegate: Ryan Gueningsman “If you want to make a difManagement VP: Cassie Butterfass ference in the community of Individual Development VP: Jonathon Blank Delano and grow personally, Community Development VP: Dan Krause join the Delano Jaycees today,” Membership Development VP: Laura Schumacher Artibee said. Treasurer: Nichole Krause To join e-mail Secretary: Jon Andres, Public Relations VP: OPEN Contact Jessica Artibee, or call Artibee at (320) 296-1443.

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Franklin Township approves budget, tax levy

Three are finalists for Delano superintendent position SUPERINTENDENT, from 1A

After the public forum, the three candidates were again interviewed by members of the district administration and the school board. Additional discussion will take place Monday prior to the regular school board meeting in a work session. It is expected a special meeting may be called in the early part of April to offer a contract to the top candidate, according to School Board Chairperson Amy Johnson. Prior to arriving at the top three candidates, Mary Klamm, superintendent of Menahga; Allen Stoeckman, superintendent of Granite Falls, Yellow Medicine East; Joseph Gertsema, superintendent of Yankton, SD; Marsha Baisch, principal on special assignment for leadership development and academic support, Saint Paul Public Schools; Christopher Bates, superintendent of Pine Island; and Christopher Lennox, assistant superintendent of teaching and learning for Stillwater Public Schools, were interviewed by the school board and an extended search committee over three meetings in early March. Introducing the three finalists Thursday, Johnson said the public forum took place to give people a chance to be introduced to the people the district is considering welcoming into the district as the new superintendent. “We value our staff, our community members, and we value these kids like there is no tomorrow,” Johnson said. The three candidates were introduced separately and each were given the opportunity for an introduction, a question-andanswer session with the audience, and concluding remarks. Finalists are profiled in order of appearance Thursday.

Matt Schoen Currently the principal at Delano High School, Matt Schoen has served in this capacity since 2007. Schoen grew up in Milan, Italy, and obtained his bachelor of arts degree from St. John’s University in 1988 with a major in social sciences and a minor in secondary education. He completed his master’s degree in secondary education administration in 1996 from the University of St. Thomas. Schoen went on to receive a specialist degree in education administration from the University of St. Thomas, and his superintendent licensure in 2010 from St. Cloud State University. Prior to coming to Delano, Schoen was principal of Columbia Heights High School from 2003 to 2007, assistant high school principal at Owatonna High School from 1999 to 2003, and principal of St. Mary’s School in Worthington from 1996 to 1999. He was a social studies department chair/teacher at St. Agnes High School in St. Paul from 1989 to 1996. In his introduction, Schoen said he has had some great experiences working with Sweet through an internship several years ago. All three candidates were asked to describe ideas of how

teachers, administration, and staff from all three sites can collaborate with the superintendent toward the common goal of educational excellence. Schoen said the key piece of that question is “alignment,” and said there are many great initiatives going on at all levels of the district. He said it is important for the superintendent to have those dialogues with all those parties at all levels. “It starts with a foundation of having open and honest dialogue,” Schoen said. “You have to be comfortable and establish those working relationships.” To become more familiar with students in all three buildings, Schoen said that simply takes being in the classrooms. In looking at making possible budget cuts, Schoen said a good philosophy has already been started by Sweet, which is to keep cuts “away from the student as much as possible.” He said it’s also important to make sure that all stakeholders are heard, and that the process is consistent. In discussing operating levies, Schoen said when a levy doesn’t pass, it isn’t necessarily non-support of the community. “Because we didn’t pass the levy doesn’t mean the community doesn’t support the education system,” he said, adding there are about 230 to 235 days until the election, and said it would be time to “get to work.” “It’s going to have to be personal. It’s going to be door-todoor. It’s going to be neighborhood-to-neighborhood,” he said. “It’s going to have to be clear.” He described his leadership style as a collaborator, and said he sees the value in working with people. He said “stop, start, and continue” conversations are important, asking people what they would like to see stopped, started, and continued within the district. He said it would be important to him to have a seamless transition, and said the main message would be to remember “we are all in this together.”

Wayne Gilman Currently the superintendent at Crookston Public Schools, Wayne Gilman has served in this capacity since 2006. Gilman said he was glad to see the turnout for the forum and said he was glad to see concern about the future leadership of the school district. Gilman obtained his bachelor of science degree in elementary education in 1989 from Minnesota State University, Mankato, his master of arts degree in liberal studies in 1997 from Hamline University, and his educational administration post graduate in 2000 from St. Mary’s University. He served as an elementary principal at the Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial Public School District from 1999 to 2001; superintendent/high school principal at Truman Public Schools from 2001-02; superintendent at Maple River Public Schools from 2002 to 2006, and has been at Crookston since 2006. In his introduction, Gilman said his wife and children are


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very excited about possibly being part of the school system in Delano and are really excited about this community. Gilman said a large part of the superintendent position is communication, and said it takes interacting and getting to know people and understanding where they’re at. “I certainly have ideas, but they’re not very effective if we’re not all moving forward together,” Gilman said. “It would be my strategy to listen, learn, and lead.” From his research, he said there are many things Delano Public Schools are already doing well, and said for a child to be successful, it takes more than what can be measured by test scores. In Crookston, Gilman said there had been a lot of years of flat funding, but that the district now is starting to achieve technology goals. He prefers a “blended curriculum” that embraces technology and also helps children think critically and to solve problems in a collaborative manner. “There are always going to be things we have to do regardless of how much technology there is,” he said. Gilman considers himself from a fine arts family, and said project-based learning has been a great experience for him. He also has written a novella and enjoys music and painting. He is a retired officer from the Minnesota Army National Guard (1985-2005). One of his biggest accomplishments is having a successful levy, and understanding and learning what it took to try to bring people together for a successful result. He said it is important to have a message that is clear, and put it into terms people can understand. “I can’t be the influencer; I can’t say vote yes, but you look for the right people to share that message,” he said. Gilman said the main thing that led him to apply for this position was to move back toward where he is originally from. He also said Delano is a very successful district, which made it appealing for him to apply. “There is no way you get these test results without having phenomenal teachers and staff,” he added. Gilman said he feels he brings a lot of experience, and said “listening, learning, and making a connection with people is what it’s all about. From there, we can do just about anything.”

Matt Dorschner Currently the principal at Chanhassen Elementary School, Dorschner has served in this capacity since 2008. Dorschner grew up in Trimont, located in southwest Minnesota. He obtained his bachelor of science with a major in elementary education and minor in science/health from Mankato State University. He received his masters of education in special education from Bethal University and his principal licensure from St. Mary’s University. He is on track to receive his superintendent licensure in May 2012 from the University of Minnesota and is working on his doctorate, with dissertation expected to be complete by fall 2012. He serves as principal at Moose Lake Schools from 2001 through 2006 and principal

at North Branch School from 2006 to 2008 before going to Chanhassen. Dorschner said he is excited to apply for the position in Delano because he has memories of spending time in Delano as a youth with a family friend who moved to Delano at a young age. He said he understands some important factors of small-town communities, and said Delano has the small-town structure feel, but also a sense of global excellence. He said one of his biggest strengths is he tends to see things positively. “You have to have trust, open communication, and care,” Dorschner said, adding that it would be important to get into buildings, see what is going on in classrooms, and building trust and connections. He said before beginning any new initiatives, if he is chosen as Delano’s next superintendent, his first priority would be the operating levy. He also said he would need to understand what is great with the district and then see what would be even better. He said, in the past, he’s worked collaborativly to pass an operating levy one of his first years at Moose Lake. He feels this was done through trusting relationships and being transparent telling people why the district needed the operating levy and what is going to be done with it. Last fall, he said a technology levy in Chanhassen was narrowly voted down, and said “even through losses, you learn a lot.” He said he is also working with a consultant to see what the reasons were it didn’t pass and what can be done differently next time. Dorschner is also the Minnesota Elementary School Principals Association president elect. He said, through this position, it would be his goal to figure out ways to improve educational excellence in all districts. He said great leadership doesn’t need a specific title. “It’s going to be us working together, not me telling people what to do,” he said. Dorschner said Delano is the only superintendent position in the state he is going to apply for this year. He said he did so because of his childhood connection to the community, its reputation for educational excellence, and the size of the community, which are what attracted him to Delano “It’s small enough to get to know everyone, but big enough to do exceptional things,” he said, adding that, to him, this is the ideal place for him to be. “This is a final destination not a stepping stone,” he said. “It is a great place that we, together, can do great things.

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In mid-January, a public meeting took place to prepare the budget for consideration at the annual meeting Tuesday night. Bill McMullen, a former township supervisor, was at the meeting and explained the method behind the budget. In 2011, the township actually spent $951,700, while $701,750 was budgeted – with an allowance to spend down reserves if needed. Granite for roadways came in at a higher cost than anticipated due to having to purchase it from a different company than originally thought. McMullen said the $249,000 that was pulled from reserves was a “bit more than anticipated,” but noted the township is still in good shape financially. Reductions were made this year in areas of seal coating and dust control. He explained the width of surface receiving treatment was narrowed, so less application will need to be used. McMullen said $45,000 was also figured into the budget to begin saving for a major overhaul of Farmington Avenue that will need to take place in the next four-to-five years. He said the thought is to levy a bit over the next years, rather than one large lump sum when the project moves forward. Discussion took place among township residents present about the process for overlay work and any assessments that would be associated with such projects. The township board was directed to look into what other townships do to pay for overlays, as well as what qualifies or does not qualify as general maintenance, and report back at next year’s annual meeting. Additional discussion took place about pulling $200,000 from reserves this year instead of $150,000, but this action was not approved by the majority of those present. Al Steinbach, also a former board member, asked if next year, the budget meeting could take place in evening hours, instead of during the day. It was noted this is set at the discretion of the township board. It was also noted the township should have saved a lot with the lack of snow this year in the form of minimal salt, sand, or overtime expenses. The way the township plows its roads was also changed, with

the plow truck drivers not using the “wings” as much while plowing.

Odds and ends In other business, the township: • recognized June Sutton for faithful attendance of the annual township meetings. • noted the 2012 official newspaper for the township, as appointed Feb. 6, will be the Delano Herald Journal. • noted a two-year recycling contract was awarded March 5 to Wright Recycling, with pickups taking place every other Wednesday. Other bids were received from Randy’s Environmental services and Waste Management. • approved a donation request from Diane Johnson of Delano Community Education in the amount of $2,000 for 2012 and also for 2013. • approved a request from Gail Sinkel of the Delano Senior Center for a donation to the center. Sinkel requested $6,577, which was a two-percent increase over last year’s donation of $6,448. Township resident Mark Bauman made a motion to contribute an even amount of $6,750 to the senior center. “It’s a very good program,” Bauman said. This action was approved, with several in the audience voting against the motion, as the amount was more than what Sinkel was requesting. Further discussion also took place about making this donation amount effective for both 2012 and 2013, which was approved. Sinkel also discussed the services the center provides, as well as the public transportation options available for township residents. She said the center offered its services to 353 residents or families of township residents in 2011, which is down about 13 people from 2010. • appointed its official bank depository as the State Bank of Delano. • authorized the official place for posting notices as the township hall. Several in the audience said it would be nice if notices could also be posted online. Presently, the township utilizes the county website for its agendas and minutes. • set the annual election and meeting for 2013 for Tuesday, March 12 at 8:15 p.m. at the township hall.

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Take a chance on new things It is possible, it seems, to teach an old curmudgeon new tricks. During the past couple of months, I have met some people who did just that. One of these is Lindsey Rague, a personal trainer who teaches a variety of classes through Watertown-Mayer Community Education. I don’t know Lindsey personally, but she presented information during the “Mayer Moves for the Moxie” health improvement program in which I have participated since January. I have not taken any of her classes yet, but those who have, tell me that when the sessions are over, they know they have been through a workout. Lindsey seems to be the a “no excuses” sort of person. One of the things I learned from her is that no matter how busy we are, we can find time to fit exercise into our schedule. It can be as little as 10 or 15 minutes at a time, but it all counts. Lindsey also suggested taking time to do some planning at the beginning of each week If we schedule time to exercise, we are more likely to do it. She suggested writing our workout plan on index cards in order to maximize the time we have for working out. This way, we can quickly move from one exercise to the next, rather than wasting time thinking about what to do next. Lindsey also said we can do just about anything for a minute. I have not been able to verify that yet. Some of those minutes have seemed awfully long. Another person I encountered in the world of exercise is Jill Hahn, who teaches fitness classes through Watertown-Mayer Community Education and Safari Island in Waconia. Jill invited me to participate in the boot camp she runs in Mayer. My first thought was that I have never done that sort of thing before. My second thought was that the class will probably be mostly women, which could make me uncomfortable (women in groups can be terrifying). My third thought was that I was out of condition and might look

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Ivan Raconteur Herald Journal Editor and feel silly learning new routines. It turns out I was correct on all of these points, but it was worth it. One of the things I have rediscovered in recent years is that the best rewards come when we are willing to step out of our comfort zone. If we allow the fact that we are uncomfortable, or embarrassed, or feeling silly to prevent us from trying anything new, we will never experience the fun and sense of accomplishment that come with new experiences. We may not enjoy or be good at all of the things we attempt, but one thing is certain – we will never know until we try. Here is a little secret I have picked up over the years: if we are embarrassed or feeling selfconscious when we take a class, chances are the other participants are feeling the same way. After all, that is why people take classes – to learn new things. If we were experts, we wouldn’t need the class. Another thing experience has taught me is that people can be incredibly supportive of those who are trying new things, and are often happy to share their experience and offer advice. That is how it is with the boot camp. There are about 20 ladies in the class, most of whom seem to be in better condition than I am and have more experience with this sort of thing than I do. These ladies leave me in the dust every week, and watching their determination and intensity is a humbling experience. However, from the first morning I showed up for boot camp, the other participants went out of their way to make me feel welcome. They offered support and encouragement, and showed a warm sense of humor as we jokingly commiserated about some of the torture (I mean healthy opportunities) that Jill was dishing out.

Jill, too, has been very helpful. She has shared her enthusiasm and made me feel welcome. Guys, especially in groups, tend to give each other the business, and although they can also be supportive, they tend to use different methods to motivate one another. I found this boot camp to be a slightly more nurturing environment than it might have been if it was all guys. There is a lot more jumping and springing and bending and stretching in this kind of a workout than I am used to. I don’t suppose I will ever be good at it. I am slower than the rest of the class, and I seem to have two left feet when it comes to the aerobic routines. It is probably also a bad sign when one gets winded before the “warm up” portion is finished. Despite these challenges, I am glad I gave it a try. It has given me another way to increase my physical activity. I feel better after (but not during) each session than I did before, and I have even had some fun along the way. During the course of the Moxie program, I have also been exposed to yoga, Tai Chi, kettle bells, and even Zumba. I realize Zumba is extremely popular these days, but I was completely bewildered most of the time I was doing it. By the time I discovered what the group was doing, they had moved on to something else. When I was heading west, they had reversed course and were heading east again. I would like to find a yoga class. It seems more my speed, and I’m sure it would improve my flexibility. The Tai Chi seemed fun, too, if fun is the right word. There are more options out there for getting active than one can shake a stick at, and they are all accessible if we look for them. Here is a bit of friendly advice from the curmudgeon: never let pride or embarrassment stand between you and trying something new. If you do, you will never know what you are missing.

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Mark Ollig uses an Apple iMac and iPad), he suggested I make the switch to Apple. “I originally got a MacBook because it was mandated by my college,” Mat said. “Making the switch to Apple was hard at first. The interface was so well-designed, and I was so used to the arcane flow of Windows, that I hesitated in the beginning. But then, everything clicked. With Windows, I needed to install this, tweak that, and update everything manually. Once I realized that Apple worked tirelessly to understand and create an experience based on how people intuitively worked, I understood that I needed to stop thinking like a computer geek and more like a person. It made me realize that a computer could be more of a tool than a nuisance,” Mat told me. Mat also talked about when he bought an iPad. “I originally got the first iPad in concert with my first iMac, the idea being that I would have a powerful desktop that could run all my programs, and a small, portable device for showing off my artwork, sending email and surfing the Internet,” he said. Mat concluded with “All in all, the combination of desktop and tablet make the most sense in the world. And with, iCloud backing up documents and calendars, it’s almost like taking your desktop with you.” And with that, yours truly has decided (for now) to pull the curtains on Microsoft Windows. With a bit of trepidation, I am going to get progressive and go with either the Apple iMac, or the Apple Mac mini, for my home computing. While away from home, I will need a mobile computer.

Treat library staff with respect From: Karen Hoffman Delano I witnessed a situation on March 8 at our local Delano Public Library which made me rather angry. While I was waiting in the checkout line, an individual ahead of me was arguing with one of our wonderful librarians over having to pay for books that she either misplaced or lost a couple of months ago. Due to the loud tone of her voice, the majority of the patrons in the library had no difficulty hearing her. While this individual was ar-

Back in the day, having a mobile computer that was truly portable usually meant getting a new laptop, notebook, or even a netbook computer. I needed to remind myself those mobile computers are being replaced with today’s more compact, mobile computing devices. While talking with Mat, he told me flat out to forget laptops, saying he has never missed having a laptop since getting his new iPad. And so, I’ve made the decision to go ahead and buy the new Apple iPad using the iOS 5.1 mobile operating system. Last week I wrote about how remarkable the new iPad was; I think that column may have also persuaded me into buying one. While on-the-go, some of the things I will be doing with my new iPad include: reading online newspapers, books, and magazines; reading and sending emails, interacting with my blog and social media sites, doing research, taking and uploading pictures and video; possibly playing Angry Birds, and of course, working on this column. Being I will be typing a lot of text using the iPad, I will buy Apple’s wireless keyboard instead of tapping my fingers on the iPad’s flat keyboard display screen. As many of you know, I prefer the tactile feel and physical feedback provided by a QWERTY keyboard. The new iPad’s 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution within a 9.7inch Retina display screen will be much easier on one’s eyes when reading and typing text, which yours truly will very much appreciate. Hopefully soon, I will find myself comfortably seated at a table in the local coffee shop with my new iPad and a freshly brewed cup of coffee, happily typing away on next week’s edition of Bits & Bytes from a wireless keyboard.

guing over whether she should be held personally liable for books that she clearly was responsible for, her children were by her side witnessing the entire confrontation. This person, unfortunately, was oblivious to the kind of example she was setting for her children. Not only do our librarians provide excellent, friendly service to everyone who uses the library, the library system also provides e-mail and/or phone reminders to the patrons when books are due, so there is really no excuse for blaming someone

else for your personal mistake. The librarians at the Delano Public Library should not be publicly berated for policies and fees that are in place to protect the assets of the library, nor should the taxpayers be on the hook for replacing those books. Given the fragile state of our economy, it is truly a privilege for Delano to have a public library, and as a regular patron of the library, I would like to express my appreciation to our librarians for the great job they are doing.

Koch provides legislative update By Sen. Amy Koch (R-Buffalo) District 19 The Minnesota Senate and House took a brief pause from meetings during the day Wednesday as many members traveled to Granite Falls to attend services for state Sen. Gary Kubly, who passed away March 2. The lawmaker and Lutheran minister served in both chambers and was remembered not just for his public service, but also for his soft- spoken personality and sense of humor.

Used nuclear fuel storage resolution

My quest for a new computing device After much procrastinating, yours truly has decided the time has come to get a new computer. My HP Pavilion laptop, running with Microsoft’s Windows XP, has served me fairly well over the last seven-plus years; however, lately I have been dealing with repeated annoying computer crashes. The computer’s hard drive has already been replaced and the internal cooling fan is running a lot more these days, as it works to keep the computer components cool. All the accumulated dust was removed from inside of the computer. And yes, I do have the laptop sitting on one of those USBpowered fan cooling trays. Performing a system restore, and using various utilities to check/optimize the hard disk and software program drivers, worked to no avail. It was around 1983, when I first started using an IBM XT personal computer with PCDOS. In 1986, my next computer came with the new Microsoft Windows OS. Since then, I simply concluded I would be a Microsoft Windows user forever. It seems this conclusion was a bit premature on my part. One reason for my decision to switch to a new operating system was after becoming disappointed (and somewhat confused) with what I had seen and read regarding the upcoming Microsoft Windows 8 “metro-tiles-pinning” operating system. I have decided to skip Windows 8 for now and make the “giant leap” to Apple and their desktop OS X and mobile device iOS. A few years ago, on my birthday, in their attempt to bring me into the world of 21st century computing, my kids gave me an Apple iPodtouch, which I still use today. After talking with my oldest son, Mat Ollig (who today


The Senate energy, utilities and telecommunications committee unanimously passed a resolution (SF 2187) this week calling on the president and Congress to enact legislation and take other federal action related to interim storage of used nuclear fuel. The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (NWPA) requires nuclear utility ratepayers to pay fees and interest to a federal fund for the purpose of storing used nuclear fuel. To date, ratepayers have contributed more than $30 billion. However, the federal government has failed to take the statutorily required steps to satisfy the NWPA. The current administration has terminated, and Congress has ceased funding of, all activities related to the license review or further development of a permanent central disposal repository at the Yucca Mountain Project in Nevada, which has been the federal governments only intended destination for used commercial fuel and defense-related nuclear waste. With this resolution, we’re holding the president and Congress accountable and demanding that they stop abdicating their responsibilities and get to work on a solution.

an environmental review and permitting efficiency bill, the second phase of a process that streamlines permitting and creates a better business climate for jobs in Minnesota. The measure continues to streamline the permitting process, removes duplicate services, and reforms government so it moves at the “speed of 21st century commerce.” Last session, the Legislature worked with the governor to pass a law that would to streamline permit processing for new projects subject to approval by the Pollution Control Agency and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). HF1 established a 150-day goal for commercial/industrial permit decisions. SF1567 is a next step, further streamlining the process, and potentially clarifying points of contention that Minnesota businesses have identified. The measure contains clarifying language from a provision passed last year that dealt with notification on whether permit applications are “substantially complete” and allows DNR permit holders who have a permit or have applied for a permit to continue to operate during a suspension of government services as long as they abide by all rules and regulations in the permit.

Tax breaks for veterans

The Senate tax committee heard a bill that would broaden the veterans’ income tax credit, eventually phasing out the income limit. Since tax year 2009, Minnesota has provided a $750 individual income tax credit to certain military retirees for their past military service. Current law fully phases out this credit at $37,500, but this legislation gives the credit regardless of income. The commitProtecting lakes and tee is holding the bill for possible rivers inclusion in an omnibus bill later Aquatic invasive species, in- this session. cluding the Asian carp, zebra Tax filing- marriage mussel that are invading Minnesota’s rivers and lakes, will be penalty When Minnesotans are filing the target of study at a proposed cooperative research center at the their taxes for 2011, they may notice that Minnesota is no longer University of Minnesota. Administered by the College conforming to the federal definiof Food, Agricultural and Natu- tion of taxable income for marral Resources Sciences (CFANS), ried taxpayers. Conformity to the federal the center’s objective would be to develop and implement new tech- married tax provision was in last nologies to permanently control year’s tax bill but was vetoed by and eliminate aquatic invasive Governor Dayton. Married taxpayers taking the standard despecies in Minnesota. These prevention methods and duction are required to add back objectives include developing $1,950 of income (married filing screening tools to accurately and separately will be required to rapidly determine the presence add back $975) that will become of invasive species, to study their part of taxable income for their movement, and how to eradicate Minnesota individual income tax return. them. Lawmakers are working to Permit streamlining include federal conformity for bill passed the marriage penalty elimination The Minnesota Senate gave for 2012 calendar year so that strong bipartisan support to Minnesotans are not penalized


School choice The Senate Education Committee approved a bill to give low-income students the opportunity to attend the school of their choice this week. A low-income family in a failing school, in effect, does not have the option to send their child to a better learning environment. This legislation saves the state money and gives under-privileged families an avenue out of a failing school structure.

Self-defense bill vetoed Governor Mark Dayton vetoed the bipartisan Defense of Dwelling and Person Act of 2012, which would have allowed victims to use force against violent felonies and removed the “duty to retreat” for individuals under attack. The measure also sought to create a presumption of reasonableness that protects the victim if they defend themselves outside the home and protect them after using justified force in self defense from facing criminal prosecution.

Signed into law Dayton signed Senate File 1371 last Monday, authorizing law enforcement agencies to sell forfeited firearms to federally licensed firearms dealers. Current law requires agencies to destroy the forfeited firearms unless the agency decides to use the weapons for law enforcement purposes. Proceeds from the sale of contraband property will go towards the law enforcement agency’s operating fund, county attorney or other prosecuting agency’s operating fund or crime victims’ services organizations depending on the violation Dayton also signed Senate File 1213 into law Thursday, making changes to the Adult Basic Education (ABE) performance tracking system to improve ABE. This reform bill improves ABE’s capacity to comply with required federal reporting, improve programming and to conduct longitudinal studies. Specifically, the bill modifies the outcomes used to determine effectiveness of programs, adding the question of dependence on government assistance to data collected from participants who’ve completed the program. The goal being that ABE programs should deliver sufficient training to enable individual participants to thrive in their careers and contribute to society as a whole without depending on government aid long-term. Sen Koch can be reached at the Capitol by calling (651) 2965981. She is also available by email at sen.amy.koch@senate. mn. His office is located at 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Capitol Building, Room 322, St. Paul, MN 55155-1606.

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Delano DI teams advance to finals

Delano public schools FRIENDS program expanding business

Paw-Licious Treats is a Delano’s Destination Imagination teams recently competed at the regional DI Tournament, March 10 at Glencoe-Silver Lake High School. Several teams won their competition and will advance. The DI State Tournament will take place Saturday, April 14th at classroom dog and cat treat business run by students atChamplin Park High School. Winning teams will then be competing at Global Finals in May. tending Delano Public Schools in the FRIENDS program. All of the students working at our Paw-Licious Treat Co. have differing abilities and, because of this, every student plays a unique role in the business. To run this business, students must follow a recipe and measure out ingredients to make the treats, while also taking care of business administration items. Submitted photo Submitted photo Through this business, stuThe 10th-grade team, IS MISSING, consisting of Nicole Rubertus, The 10th-grade WOW! team, consisting of Miki Harris, Anna Elsen, dents work on increasing funcSamantha Whitcomb, coach: Scott Dallmann, Derek Prok, Ryan Ellen Soderberg, Haley Winterhalter, Sydney Beal, Alex Harris, and tional academic skills in the Kurtz, Amelia Sutherland, and Amanda Gielau placed first in the Katy Kalleberg, placed first in Challenge A: Technical, and will be areas of reading, math, writing Challenge B: Scientific category, and will be advancing to state advancing to state April competition. and team work skills. competition. The money raised through

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The seventh-grade Wacky Wild Whimsies team, consisting of Brianna Somers, Mathea Schafer, Natalie Pupp, Stephanie Almquist, and Ally Frake, placed first in the Challenge E: Structure Building category and will be advancing to state.

The sixth-grade Yo Yo Beanz team, consisting of front – Kate Bruhn; back – Sally Thompson, Macie Hanka, Grace Beltrand, Allyson Erickson, Claire Bruhn, and Jacob McDonald, placed first in Challenge E: Structure Building and will be advancing to state.

selling these treats supplements the classroom budget. The school district has been very supportive of the business through the many orders that have been placed. The children are excited about expanding the business. Each bag of treats is $2, and there are three flavors for dogs: chicken, beef, and peanut butter; and one flavor for cats: tuna. To place an order, email Jessica Nelson at jnelson@delano. These treats are made each week on Fridays. Orders can be picked up in the middle or high school office, or in room 65 in the high school.

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Making a stir over thunder cake Meredith Huikko’s afternoon kindergarten class at Delano Elementary School recently wrapped up their weather unit by reading the story, “Thunder Cake” by Patricia Polacco. After reading the story, the students whipped up their own batch of thunder cake and created a pop-up story about what do in a thunderstorm. They finished their day by eating their thunder cake. It was delicious.

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The fifth-grade Sugar Packets team, consisting of Emma Andreasen, Nicole Pupp, Sophie Seurer, Maya Carson, Gretchen Wuerger, and Annabel Frake, placed first in Challenge A: Technical and will be advancing to state.

The first-grade Tiger Party team, consisting of front – Chloe Holman; back – Nathan Beal, Marleena Dieterich, Lily Teig, Danielle Gould, and Mya Johnson, placed third in Challenge E: Structure Building and will be advancing to state.

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Officer Allen Weis visits DES Faith Wokasch’s kindergarten from Delano Elementary School had a fun experience with one of the student’s father, Officer Allen Weis, who talked with the class about being a police officer. The students learned many things about what an officer does each day at work, then they were able to explore a police car. The students appreciated spending time with Officer Weis.

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Fourth-grade, The Wild Things team, consisting of Kiera Moore, Charlotte Stolfa, Annika Reierson, Calli Hage, Jennifer Almquist, Billy Diem, and Emma Rametta, placed third in Challenge E:Structure Building.

The third/fourth-grade combined team, Umphettes, consisting of front – Sydney Wuerger, and Emily Erickson; back - Meghan Staunton, Ashley Brinkmann, Emily Lubben, and Trinity Reither, placed second in Challenge B: Scientific.

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Tiger Paw Award winners announced

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Author Jonathan Friesen interacts with DMS students.

Jonathan Friesen brings humor and insight to DMS students Author and speaker Jonathan Friesen shared a very special story with students at Delano Middle School last month. It was a story of self-discovery as he battled an illness coupled with the bullying of his peers. At a young age, Jonathan was diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome (TS). He suffered from continuous “ticks” and an epileptic seizure. While Tourette’s took a toll on his body and eyesight, bullying took a toll on his emotional well-being. He expressed to the students, “My life was a rollercoaster of emotions and physical limits.” He was invisible in a school filled with students. He began writing to express his feelings and now, the stories he has written may help those facing the same challenges. Jonathan went on to encourage the students to help those who are “invisible” at school, to be seen. He encouraged students to embrace each other’s differences. Jonathan stated in a gentle tone, “Help the lost souls in your school, instead of bullying them.” “Make them feel visible.” The author not only talked about his books and hosted Writer’s Workshops for sixth and eight graders, but he taught the students about diseases such as Tourette’s Syndrome and Obsessive Compulsive Disor-

der (OCD), which often comes along with TS. He encouraged all the students to take their fears and possible shortcomings and use them to their advantage. He told them that he never spoke in front of people because he didn’t want to be laughed at. Now, he speaks for a living. He took a chance and he is doing something he loves while helping others see the beauty that can evolve from troubled times. He was truly an inspiration to the students. The books he has written include “JERK,” “California,” “The Last Martin,” “RUSH” and in July of 2012 his newest book will be released, “Aldo’s Fantastical Movie Palace.”

Tiger Paw Awards are given to students for performing good deeds in school, being helpful, or being a good friend. Teachers and staff choose the winners. They are awarded daily and announced by Darren Schuler, elementary school principal, during morning announcements. Delano Elementary Tiger Paw Award winners for the week of March 5 are: kindergarten – Griffin Bischke, James Stigman; first grade – Andrew Ihde; second grade – Owin Bischke, Ava Carlson, Jake Hendrickson, Marissa Huikko, Paris Mengs, Joey Nelson, Christopher Redinger; third grade – Emma Condon, Elsie Day, Jack Keranen, Trey LongSubmitted photo street, A. J. Stigman and fourth grade – Charlie Mengs. Delano Middle School recently announced its February Citizens of the Month. They are: front – Fiona Ludwing, Meagan Maschino, Lacey Dahl, Aili Bartos; back – Carter Peterson, Blake Koehler, Steven Hartley, and Brandon Linna.

DMS Citizens of the Month announced

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The Delano High School math team: front – Zach Muckenhirn, Kim Haley, Mei Mei Jiao, Caleb Palmer; back – Assistant coach Vieau, Brooke Jaunich, James Redinger, Michael Tulkki, Nathaniel Hood, Trey Soukup, and coach Jerry Shouts.

Delano math team scores at state

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Author Friesen addresses DMS students at an assembly.

The Delano math team participated in the state tournament at South St. Paul High school March 12. Zach Muckenhirn competed in the invitational tournament by virtue of his 40th-place finish among all mathletes in the state. He had a sensational event, moving up to 11th place at the state tournament. In the team portion of the tournament, James Redinger led all Delano mathletes with 12 points, including a perfect score in the pre-calculus event.

Trey Soukup was next with 9 points, followed by Mei Mei Jiao and Zach Muckenhirn with 8 points each. Brooke Jaunich added 7 points, while Caleb Palmer and Michael Tulkki contributed 5 points each. Kim Haley added 4 points and Nathaniel Hood completed the scoring with 3 points. The Tigers finished 22nd out of 40 teams with a total of 61 points. Six of the nine state tournament entrants for Delano are underclassmen and will be returning next year.

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DMS Eric Palan selected all state band member Eighth grade Delano Middle School student, Eric Palan was selected as a member of the Minnesota Band Directors Association sixth-eighth grade Honor Band for the 2012-13 school year. Eric was one of 81 students selected from 279 who auditioned this winter. The chosen members will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at Fergus Falls High School, under the direction of David Mendenhall, a retired music educator.

DELANO COMMUNITY ED./ECFE For complete information on Argh - Calling All Pirates Come and learn how pirates these classes and many more lived on their ships. Participants will opportunities, visit www.dela- do an art project, have an “out at or call sea” snack, read stories, and play tabletop games. (763) 972-6210.

Adult Adult Basic Ed/GED

GED preparation/basic skills classes take place Tuesday evenings, 6:30-9 p.m. throughout the school year. Start anytime. The class meets in Room 102 in the Community Education Center (140 Elm Ave., Delano). Classes are free. For more information, call (763) 972-6210.

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The DHS math team practice at Jerry Shouts’ house; clockwise from left: Trey Soukup, Kim Haley, Mei Mei Jiao, Brook Jaunich, Sam Madden, Nathaniel Hood, and Michael Tulkki.

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Music made for dancing Ralph Elander, grandfather of Emily Sword, a student at St. Peter’s Catholic School in Delano, plays his accordion for the secondgraders as they practice their dance steps. The children dance the waltz, the polka, and the shottische each week with much enthusiasm.

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Learn some practical, inexpensive ways to make your home attractive to buyers and sell more quickly. You are welcome to bring pictures of your home. Monday, March 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fee: $20

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DMS Math Masters compete This year’s Math Masters competition took place March 9, in Belle Plaine. There were 16 teams at the regional competition, and several Delano Middle School students brought home individual medals for their efforts. Congratulations to the following students: Steven Hajas - first place, Fact Drill Category; Becca Drusch - second place, Individual Problem Solving; Tim Maki - third place, Individual Problem Solving; Tara Cady - fourth place, Individual Problem Solving; and Samantha Stansberry - eighth place, Individual Problem Solving.

Youth Let’s Get Cooking

Grades 1-4. Learn the basics of cooking. Create your own homemade treats to eat during class or to take home. Monday, March 19 or Tuesday, March 20, 2:45-4:15 p.m. Fee: $12

Parent-Child Yoga Story Time

Children 18 mo. to 9 years and their parents/guardians. Breathe, stretch and relax at Eggstravaganza! Join us to learn why chickens aren’t the only ones who lay eggs. Wednesday, March 21, 6:30-7 p.m. Fee: $7/parent/child and $2/ child for additional children

Preschool Ed-Venture Club

Wednesday, March 21, 1:30-3 p.m. Fee: $6. CEC Room 115 Register by calling the ECFE/SR Office at (763) 972-6210, press 4 or online at

Crazy Action Contraptions

Grades k-3. Students work in teams to build high-performance contraptions that spin, stretch, speed, or spring into action, while learning the principles of mechanical engineering and simple machines. Monday, March 26, 9 a.m. to noon. Fee: $33

Jedi and Imperial Droids

Grades 3-6. Use built-in light sensors, motor and sound to bring your Star Wars droids, or a droid you design, to life. Students working in pairs will use the Robotic Mindstorms Droid, and Darkside developer kit to build and experiment with up to eight different models. Bring a bag lunch, beverage, and snack. Tuesday, March 27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fee: $65

Break Day Away - Water Park of America

Grades 3-8. Check out America’s biggest indoor water park. Surf on Minnesota’s only Flow Rider Surf Simulator, catch a wave in the Lake Superior wave pool, and try America’s longest indoor family raft ride at 10 stories tall and over a mile long. Bring a swim suit, towel, and a bag lunch. Wednesday, March 28 (spring break), 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fee: $25

Jr. High & JV Club Boys Tennis

Grade 6-12. All levels of players are welcome. You’ll learn the game of tennis, develop better skills, and get a chance to compete with some of the area players. There will be a Jr. High and JV team, both with separate schedules. April 2 to May 18, 3:30-5 p.m. Registration deadline: March 28. Fee: $115

Preschool Ed-Venture Club Egg-straordinary Day.

Participants will decorate eggs; feather a chick and help Peter Cotton Tail find his fluffy tail. Wednesday, April 4, 1:30-3:00 p.m., Fee: $6. CEC Room 115, Register by calling the ECFE/SR Office at (763) 972-6210, press 4 or online at delanocommunityed. com

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DELANO CHURCHES CHURCH OF ST. MARY OF CZESTOCHOWA 1867 95th St. SE, rural Delano Father Thomas Balluff Thursday, Friday and Sunday Mass 8:30 am Saturday - Mass 8 pm Confessions to precede each Mass. Ash Wednesday through Feb. 22 - Mass 8 pm Stations of the Cross - Fridays during Lent at 7 pm DELANO CATHOLIC COMMUNITY Church of St. Peter 217 South Second St., Delano Church of St. Joseph 401 N. River St., Delano Father Paul Kammen, Pastor Joseph Kittok, Deacon Michael DeWitte, Deacon Saturday 5 pm - St. Joseph Sunday 8 and 10:30 am - St. Peter’s Communion service: Monday 8:30 am St. Joseph Daily Mass Tues., Wed., Thurs. St. Joseph 8:30 am Fri. - St. Peter 8:30 am Holy Days as announced Weekly 48 Hour Eucharistic Adoration Begins Tuesday morning after Mass and ends on Thursday morning before Mass - St. Joseph’s Sacrament of Reconciliation Saturday - 4 pm before Mass, St. Joseph Tuesday - After 8:30 am Mass, St. Joseph DELANO EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 730 Elm Ave. E., Delano Peter Johannsen, Sr. Pastor Jason Stegenga, Associate Pastor of Worship and Family Wednesdays - AWANA 6:45 pm; Encounter 6-12 grades 8-9:30 pm Sundays - Prayer focus for all ages 9 am; Worship 10 am DELANO UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 3310 County Line Rd. SE, Delano Matt Sipe, Pastor Mon., March 19 - Financial Peace University 6:30 pm; Girls Scouts 6:30 pm Tues., March 20 - History and memorials 9 am Wed., March 21 - Youth group 7 pm; 5th & 6th gr. Sunday School 7 pm; Men’s choir and Women’s choir 7 pm; Sanctuary choir 7:30 pm Sun., March 25 - Prayer gathering group 9:30 am; Worship 10:30 am; Book club 7 pm LIGHT OF CHRIST ELCA LUTHERAN CHURCH 3976 County Line Road SE, Delano Lee Hallstrom, Pastor Mon., March 19 - Quilting 10 am; FILIOS (Gr. 6-8) 6 pm; Al-Anon 7:30 pm Tues., March 20 - Knit and crochet group at Cheryl Thomas’ 12:30 pm; AGAPE (9 - 12 gr.) 5 pm; Church council 6:30 pm Wed., March 21 - Beacon newsletter deadline 9 am; Lenten supper 6 pm; Lenten Worship 7 pm; Lenten Worship theme: “Where’s Noah?” Thurs., March 22 - Staff meeting 12:30 pm; Relay for Life meeting in LOC fellowship hall 6 pm; Adult choir 7:30 pm Sat., March 24 - Men of LOC 8 am; AA and Together We Pray 9 am Sun., March 25 - Worship 8:15 am; YAHOOS!, and Adult class “The Road to Coronation 9:30 am; Worship 10:45 am

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SAINTS PETER AND PAUL CATHOLIC CHURCH 145 Railway St., Loretto Father John Gallas Tuesdays - Confession 5:30 - 5:45 pm, Mass 6 pm Fridays - Confession 7:30 - 7:45 am, Mass 8 am Saturdays - Confession 4:45 to 5 pm., Mass 5 pm Sundays - Mass at 8 and 10 am

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LYNDALE LUTHERAN CHURCH 8012 Co. Rd. 6, Maple Plain Gale Reitan, Pastor Wednesdays - Soup supper 6 pm; Lenten service 7 pm Sundays - Worship 10:30 am; Fellowship 11:30 am Communion on 1st and 3rd Sundays Men’s ministry 2nd Saturday 9:30 am

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Paul William Schwerin, age 46, of Coon Rapids, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, surrounded by family. Funeral services will take place Saturday March 24, at 2 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hope. Private FIRST PRESBYTERIAN interment will take place at a CHURCH OF MAPLE PLAIN later date. 558 County Rd. 110, Visitation will be Friday, Maple Plain March 23 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Sundays - Worship 9 am; Sun- Roseville Memorial Chapel in Roseville. There will also be a day school 10:30 am gathering of family and friends Saturday for one hour prior to MAPLE PLAIN COMMUNITY CHURCH the service at the church. 1815 Budd Ave., Maple Plain Memorials are preferred to Gregg Donnelly, Sr. Pastor LifeSource Organ & Tissue Carl Eckdahl, Sr. Adult Pastor Donation and the American Gregg Tisor, Student Ministries Heart Association. and Discipleship Pastor Jesse Jorgensen, Director of Music and Worship

Wednesdays - Sr. adult Bible study 10 am; choir 6:15 pm; Awana, Men’s Bible study, Jr. High Youth group 6:30 pm; Worship 6:45 pm; Sr. high youth group 8 pm Sundays - Education hour 9 am; Worship 10:15 am

MAPLE PLAIN SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 4849 East Main St., Maple Plain Saturdays - Sabbath School 9:30 am; Worship 11 am Open enrollment for Christian based Youth groups, Adventurers (ages 8-10), and Little Lambs (ages 4-5). Meetings are Thursdays 6:307:45. Call Alvina at (763) 497-3445

MONTROSE CHURCHES JACOB’S WELL 218 Quail Drive, Montrose Lisa Ellwoods, Pastor Sundays – “Mission to Montrose” 10 am Jacob’s Well is a Christian neighborhood church dedicated to serving the community of Montrose. For more information and directions, contact Pastor Ellwoods MONTROSE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 230 Center Ave. SW, Montrose Ingrid Bloom, Pastor

A welcome, always, to newcomers in our community Spiritual Growth 1st and 3rd Thursday Men’s Group 2nd Wednesday 6 pm Modern Christian Women 4th Thursday 7 pm UMW 2nd Wednesday Movie Night 1st Friday 7 pm Bell Choir practice 2nd and 4th Tuesday 7 pm Sundays - Worship service 9:30 am ST. PAUL’S EV. LUTHERAN 310 Buffalo Ave., Montrose Robert Hellmann, Pastor Tues., March 21 - Confirmation class 6 pm Wed., March 22 - Work at Wise Penny 10 am; Lenten Worship 7 pm Thur., March 23 - Bible class 7 pm Sun., March 25- Sunday school 9:20 am; Worship service 10:30 am

WATERTOWN CHURCHES PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH Watertown Community Center 309 S. Lewis Ave. Shannon Bauer, Pastor Sunday services 9 am Need a Ride? Call Lillie (952) 657-2136 TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 513 Madison St. SE, Watertown David Weeks, Pastor (952) 955-1891 Sundays - Worship 8:15 am & 10:30 am; Sunday school 9:30 am

Arrangements are with the Iten Funeral Home in Delano. Paul was born March 14, 1965, in Minneapolis, to Frank and Joanne (Henkel) Schwerin. He was a senior software engineer for McKessen Corporation for 19 yrs. Paul was a kind, easy-going, and generous person. He is survived by his father and mother, Frank and Joanne Schwerin; sisters Jeri Schwerin and Carolyn (Jay) Luehmann; many relatives, and many friends.

Bernice C. Sipe, 87 Bernice Cecelia Sipe, age 87, of Loretto, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at Haven Homes in Maple Plain. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will take place Friday, March 23 at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Loretto, with a gathering of family and friends for one hour prior to services in the church. The Rev. John Gallas will celebrate the Mass, followed by inurnment in the church cemetery. Arrangements are by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano. Bernice was born Sept. 22, 1924, in Minneapolis, to Edward and Helen (Miller)

Mohrmann. She was a 1943 graduate of North High School, and a proud member of the band that marched in the New York World’s Fair. Bernice was preceded in death by her husband, Harry “Bud” Sipe; a son, Jerry Sipe; and a daughter, Nancy Sipe. She is survived by her children, John (Joyce) Sipe, and Shirley (Jeff) Varney; three grandchildren, Jill (Eric) Voltin, Jeremy Sipe, Missy Varney and special friend Nate Geslin; three greatgranddaughters, Natalie, Lilah, and Gianna Voltin, and family friend Elaine Berg.

Philip ‘Pete’ A. Fiecke, 80 Philip A. “Pete” Fiecke, age 80, of rural Howard Lake, died Friday, March 9, 2012, at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted. He was born June 8, 1931, in Victor Township, Wright County, the son of Anton “Anthony” J. and Mary Horstmann Fiecke. Philip was born, raised, and lived his entire life on the family’s homestead in Victor Township, Wright County. He honorably served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. Philip was joined in holy marriage to Rose Ann Hemerick May 28, 1955, at St. Adalbert Catholic Church in Silver Lake. God blessed their marriage with five children. Philip engaged in dairy, hog, and poultry farming for many years. He later drove school bus for the Howard Lake-Waverly School District. Through the years, Philip was also an auto mechanic, and drove grain truck with his brother, Norbert. He was a lifelong member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, serving as a church usher. Philip belonged to Knights of Columbus Council 8253, American Legion Post 407, and VFW Post 9232. He also was a licensed pilot. Philip is survived by his children: Laurie A. (Wayne) Harris of Lester Prairie, Julie Winkelman, Leon Fiecke, Roger Fiecke, all of Howard Lake, and Rodney (Lisa) Fiecke of Cokato; eight grandchildren: Jamie (Steve) Tondera, Wade (Stacie) Harris, Shane (Emily) Winkelman, Sara (Bill) Mezzano, Jessica Fiecke, Kaitlyn Fiecke, Mitchell Fiecke and Callie Fiecke; and nine greatgrandchildren: Harley, Jackson, Shayla, Trey, Tyler, Kendra, Leilia, Elliott and Sherrie. He is further survived by siblings Ludwina (Clarence) Laxen,

Florian (Bernice) Fiecke, Sophie (Felix) Juncewski, all of Winsted, Rosemary Mallak of Lester Prairie, Rozina (John) Jilek of Glencoe, Emma (Stanley) Drahos of Silver Lake, Alexander (Barb) Fiecke of Mayer, Isabelle Salonek of Watertown, Mary Fiecke of Rockford, and Johanna Fiecke of Hutchinson; and many other relatives and friends. Philip was preceded in death by his loving wife, Rose Ann Fiecke, Sept. 7, 1999; an infant son, Anthony Leo Fiecke in 1956; his parents; an infant brother; an infant sister; brothers Norbert and Richard “Dick” Fiecke; and by sisters, Elizabeth “Betty” Kuras and Helen Zanoth. A Mass of Christian Burial took place Wednesday, March 14 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted with Father Tony Hesse as the celebrant. Reader was Mary Fiecke. Gift bearers were Kaitlyn Fiecke and Harley Brott. Interment with military rites followed at Holy Trinity Cemetery. Visitation was Tuesday, March 13 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, with an American Legion Ritual at 7 p.m., and a K.C. Rosary at 7:30 p.m., followed by parish prayers. Honorary casket bearers were Jamie Tondera, Stacie Harris, Sara Mezzano, Emily Winkelman, Kaitlyn Fiecke, and Callie Fiecke. Casket bearers were Steve Tondera, Wade Harris, Bill Mezzano, Shane Winkelman, Jessica Fiecke, and Mitchell Fiecke. The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family. Online condolences may be made to

(Schmakel) McPadden; fatherin-law and mother-in-law, Robert and Ellen Carlson; sisters-in-law Lorraine Strassburg, and Deanna Carlson; and brother-in-law, Bud Brown. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Deloris McPadden of Waconia; sons, Gary McPadden (Evelyn Budde) of Avon, and Steven (Kathleen Larson) McPadden of Salinas, CA; daughters Carol McPadden, Barbara (Bill) Olea, all of Salinas, CA; granddaughter Amy (Doug) Ash of Salinas, CA; great-granddaughter Lindsay Ash; step greatgrandchildren, Blake Ash and Faith Houston of Salinas, CA; step grandchildren, Eric Olea and Christina Olea of Salinas, CA; and step great-grandchildren, Brianne Olea and Brandi Olea of Salinas, CA. He is further survived by sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Marilyn McPadden of Waconia, LaVonne Brown of Nashua,

NH, Jolene and Paul Akins of Watertown, Robert and Dorothy Carlson of Colorado Springs, CO, Loren and Joyce Carlson of Shakopee, and Dean Carlson of Montrose; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins, and many cherished friends. A funeral service took place Friday March 16 at 11 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Watertown, with the Revs. Shannon Bauer and Bruce Nelson officiating. Interment was at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Watertown, with military honors conducted by the Waconia VFW and the Waconia American Legion. Casket bearers were Jeff McPadden, Mike McPadden, Bob McPadden, Zach Carlson, Nate Carlson, Mike Lynch, and Kevin Florek. Memorials can be made to the donor’s favorite charity. Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home.

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James K. “Jim” McPadden, age 85, of Waconia, formerly of Mayer, passed away peacefully Monday, March 5, 2012, in Salinas, CA, surrounded by his family. He was born April 27, 1926, in Mayer, the son of William M. and Esther S. (Volkenant) McPadden. Jim was baptized into the Christian faith May 9, 1926, and confirmed March 17, 1940, at the United Methodist Church in Mayer. Jim served in the US Navy during World War II in the Pacific. He married Deloris F. Carlson Jan. 5, 1947, in Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA. The couple lived in Watertown until 1957, when they moved to Salinas, CA. Jim worked for Streater’s Industries until 1971. His career then took him to Oregon, New York, and Illinois before he and Deloris retired and moved back

to Mayer in 1978. In 2011, Jim and Deloris relocated to Waconia, where they are currently living at Westview Acres. Jim felt honored to have been able to go to Washington, DC to see the World War II Memorial. His favorite pastimes were playing the concertina, gardening, and wood working, and he was an accomplished cabinet maker for 50 years. Jim was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and greatgrandfather. He was kind and loving, and had a strong faith in his Lord and Savior. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Esther McPadden; sisters Jean Hendricks and Muriel McPadden; brother Dale McPadden; daughter-in-law Marlene “Molly”

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Russek presents state of the county address at recent chamber meeting


By Ryan Gueningsman Managing Editor At the Delano Area Chamber of Commerce’s monthly meeting Thursday afternoon at the Pizza Ranch, Wright County Commissioner Jack Russek presented an update on happenings at the county level. Russek, a Delano resident, was first elected to the Wright County Board of Commissioners in 1992, and his current term expires at the end of this year. Ongoing negotiations with employee unions have consumed a lot of the board’s time, he noted, as the board is looking to hold things flat with zero increase over the next contract period. “We’ll see where it goes,” Russek said. “We’re hanging tough, and they’re hanging tough.” Redistricting within the county is also coming up in the near future, with three meetings set in April to accomplish this. Meetings are scheduled for Tuesday, April 10, Tuesday, April 17, and Monday, April 23. “We hope to get everything done in the first two,” he said. Maps and redistricting information will be posted on the Wright County website. He said anyone is welcome to provide input on the district changes, and said all meetings are open to the public. Russek said several major highway projects will be taking place within Wright County this year, and said the county has come in under engineer estimates for overlay projects slated for this year. The major project, he said, will be redoing Wright County Road 3 from Cokato south to the county line. When complete, it will be the first highway in Wright County that will be concrete, he added. “Because of oil prices, the difference was very little, and with expectation of road to last better, it was well worth the effort to get concrete,” Russek said. This will be a two-year project, with the major work being completed this year. He said the county also began a new program several years ago with county roads that “re-

claims” them, which allows for additional longevity of the roadways. Russek said budgeting for the 2013 year Jack Russek will begin in Wright County July, with the Commissioner budget for the county for the following year set by Sept. 15. “When state comes at the first of the year and tells you going to be million and a half short in aid and programming, how do you make that up,” Russek said. “Our budget is set.” He said, locally, city government has same problem the county has with uncertainty in what the state is going to do. For more information or concerns on the county level, contact Russek at (763) 682-7686 or



Wright County facts • The county was established in 1855, and named, after much debate, for New York politician Silas Wright, a former U.S. senator. • Monticello was the first county seat. Today, Buffalo is the county seat. • Seventeen cities and 18 townships exist in the county, which has a total estimated 2009 population of 120,684. • Wright County covers 716 square miles. About 69 percent of its land is classified as agriculture. • The median home sale was $175,000 in 2010. • There are 298 lakes in Wright County and 29 parks. Facts from the Wright County website.

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‘Paint the town purple’ being planned as part of this year’s Relay RELAY FOR LIFE, from 1A

Kimball’s first Relay for Life experience was four years ago, as a vendor. “I just thought I was going to a craft fair,” she said. “But, when I got there, I was like, ‘this is amazing.’ You can’t really understand it until you go.” Kimball and Schumacher met when they were fifth-graders at Delano Middle School. At that time, neither could have imagined the effect that cancer would have on their lives. Kimball’s mother was 47 years old when she was diagnosed with metastatic smallbowel adenocarcinoma, an extremely rare form of cancer. Eight years ago, at age 49, she passed away. “It hurts to talk about it, but it also makes it better,” Kimball said. Her grandmother also died of cancer, at age 57. “It could be generational,” Kimball said.

A family history Cancer also runs in Schumacher’s family. Her mother, Dorothy Brust, passed away in November 2003, at the age of 55. By the time doctors found the tumor in Brust’s kidney, it was the size of a Nerf football, according to Schumacher. Brust underwent surgery New Year’s Eve in 2002 to remove her kidney and parts of her spleen and liver, but by August of 2003, the cancer had spread uncontrollably. Otto’s family has dealt with several types of cancer. Her father, for example, had prostate cancer 10 years ago, and is now fighting lung cancer. Otto’s mother passed away from lung cancer in June of 2008, at age 65.

Moving forward Otto, Schumacher, and Kimball all focus on cancer prevention in their own lives. “Like anything, diet and fitness are important,” Kimball said. “If you’re healthier allaround, you’ll be able to fight better.” Kimball added that her grandfathers were both heavy smokers, and both died of lung cancer. According to Schumacher, the Humphrey Cancer Center (located in the outpatient center on the Robbinsdale North Memorial campus) offers resources for people with strong family histories of cancer. “They go through your whole family tree,” she said. Because Schumacher’s grandfather and great-grandfather both died of colon cancer, and one of her mother’s siblings also had it, she’s been advised to start getting colonoscopy tests at an earlier age than normal. Although it may not be fun thinking about cancer, “it’s definitely better to know,” according to Schumacher.

New relay goals Lynn Bartels and Ann Hayes had been the Delano Relay for Life co-chairs, but decided to step down this year to make more time for their children’s activities. “Lynn and Ann did a phenomenal job the past seven years,” Kimball said. “We realize we have huge shoes to fill,” Schumacher added. Last year, the event had 37 teams, 55 registered survivors, and raised $93,516. “Our goal is to have our largest fundraiser so far,” Schumacher said. Their goal of $106,000 is just above the record 2010 amount of $105,621. New to this year’s closing ceremony is “Messages to Heaven.” For a $4 donation, participants can release a balloon with a message to honor a survivor, or in memory of a loved one. Although the relay isn’t until July 27-28, the excitement will start a few weeks earlier.

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Delano Herald Journal BOYS BASKETBALL

High and Outside

Matt Kane Sports Editor

Running without Rubio And just like that Ricky Rubio is done for the season. The sensational Spaniard was a breath of much-needed fresh air for the Minnesota fans, who have been whiffing the staleness of the Timberwolves for the better part of two decades. Rubio’s season ended when he tore the ACL in his left knee March 9 in a home game against the Los Angeles Lakers. Rubio was helping out on defense against Kobe Bryant when his knee buckled. It was announced the next day that his season was over. Statistically, Rubio was averaging 10.6 points and 8.2 assists per game. He ranks fifth in assists per game. Steve Nash leads the league with 11.1 (through last Thursday). The statistics are respectable numbers, but Rubio’s effect on the Timberwolves family has been much greater than numbers. He has opened the drowsy eyes of Timberwolves fans who have been waiting for something to watch on the NBA court at the Target Center since Kevin Garnett was traded to the Boston Celtics in 2007. Although Rubio is from Spain, he seemed to fit into the ways of Minnesotans. On the court, he would often rather give than receive. He seemed to gain more pleasure in serving up a dazzling pass to an open teammate than taking the shot himself. The fans have started to show up at the Target Center in bunches. Including that game against the Lakers, the Timberwolves had sold out seven home games, the most since the 2006-07 season. The duo of Rubio and Kevin Love sort of mirrors the duo that plays in the other stadium with Target in its name. The Twins have Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau. In a way that’s kind of a scary thought, considering both halves of the M-and-M boys have spent lengthy time on the disabled list and now one half of the Rubio/Love tandem is out for the season. Let’s hope Rubio’s knee recovers fully, and he returns to the court as the same energetic player we have come to love in a short time. Rubio will be missed, but the play of Love has kept Timberwolves fans tuning in on a nightly basis. Through 40 games, Love was averaging 25.7 points and 13.7 rebounds per game in almost 40 minutes. The only players who averaged more points than Love were — you may have heard of them — Kobe Bryant (29.0), Kevin Durant (27.8) and LaBron James (27.7). The only player averaging more rebounds was Superman, himself, Dwight Howard (15.2). While the rebounds are pretty close to his career number, the 25.7 points per game is nine more than he averages for his career (16.7). The other Kevin who once ruled the hardcourt at Target Center, Kevin Garnett, currently averages 15.1 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. For his 16season career, Garnett averages 19.4 points and 10.6 assists. Garnett’s best season was in 2003-04, when he averaged 24.2 points and 13.9 rebounds. The Wolves are hovering around .500 this season, thanks to the play of Rubio, Love and some of the role players like Nikola Pekovic, Luke Ridnour and even Michael Beasley. Pekovic (13.5), Beasley (11.8) and Ridnour (11.6) all average in double figures in scoring — Beasley off the bench. Entering last Friday’s game against the Lakers, the Wolves were one spot out of the playoffs in ninth place with a 22-22 record. Just the fact that they have a chance at the postseason is unbelievable considering where they have finished in recent seasons. The last two years, the Wolves finished dead last (15th) in the Western Conference and haven’t made the playoffs since 2003-04 when they were the top team in the conference with a 58-24 regular-season record. The Wolves finished ninth in 2004-05 with a 44-38 record.

Delano shot down by Rocori By Matt Kane Sports Editor ST. CLOUD — The Section 5-3A championship trophy went to Rocori Thursday night at Halenbeck Hall at St. Cloud State University. Delano was hoping to claim the hardware and make a trip to the state tournament for the first time since 1993, but not enough shots fell, and, instead, the Spartans will go for the second time since 2007, when they won the state championship. Rocori held off Delano 52-49. Several of the Spartan players are looking for their second state championship in as many seasons this school year. Rocori won the Class 3A state championship in football this past fall. Four of the Spartans’ five starters in Thursday’s basketball game were on that championship football roster. “We knew they had some size and were strong, but I think they were bigger and stronger than we expected,” Delano coach Terry Techam said of Rocori’s players. Those four football players combined to score 41 of Rocori’s 52 points on the basketball court Thursday. Senior Nathan Meyer, the quarterback Photos by Matt Kane and forward, and Mac Mueller, a runThe Delano players and fans stand in the background watching as Rocori shows off the Section 5-3A fi rst-place trophy ning back and guard, finished with 11 Thursday night at Halenbeck Hall at St. Cloud State University. Rocori won the game 52-49. point each; Sam Moriarty, a running back and guard, scored 10; and Sean 3-pointers attempted — a rate of 13.6 Terres, a defensive back and forward, forced to pass the ball back out. Damon Longstreet finished with six percent — and it cost them. scored nine. Checkal hit Delano’s only 3-pointer The other scorers for Rocori were points, two coming on a buzzer-beater at the end of the fi rst half, and Toby of the first half with 5:22 to go to cut center Jonah Eisenschenk with eight Hanson, Eric Berglund and Dalton Pu- the Spartans’ lead to 22-16. The other and Zach Templin with three. two came in the final While Rocori spread minute-and-a-half in the ball around at the the game. offensive end, Delano Dalton Pulis made remained in the game it a six-point game due to the effort of (48-42) with 1:25 to junior guard Zach go, and Toby Hanson Checkal. finally found the botCheckal willed his tom of the net at the way to a game-high 23 final buzzer. points. He scored 13 in Hanson’s recent the first half and 10 in struggles with his the second. shooting touch continSenior center Grayued Thursday night. son Pulis was smothThat final 3-pointer ered in the paint by a completed a 1-for-12 Rocori double team, shooting night. Elevand scored 11 points en of those shots came in the game. He scored from behind the arc. five points in the first Hanson led Delano half and six in the secwith 16.2 points per ond. game during the regu“Grayson had a lar season, but ThursThe Pulis brothers, Dalton (left) and Grayson (right), collectively secure good game last week so we were sure they a loose ball before Rocori’s Sam Moriarty can get there. Another Rocori day’s game was the fifth straight in which Delano’s Zach Checkal out-stretches would go after him,” player is also in the pile, and a jump ball was called. he scored eight points Rocori’s Mac Mueller to lay in two said Techam. or less. He scored eight in each of the points in the first half Thursday. lis fi nished with three points each. Techam was right. Whenever Pulis Long-range shooting was a huge first two playoff games, against Monti- Checkal led everybody with 23 points, got the ball, at least two Spartans were on his back, and the big man was often problem for Delano. but it wasn’t enough as Rocori won the BOYS BASKETBALL, page 3B The Tigers made just three of 22 game 52-49.

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Spring ahead The spring sports season began around the state last week. In Delano, softball and track and field began March 12. At right: Kirsten Palan squares around for a bunt during a drill as her teammates wait their turn Tuesday night inside the Tiger Activity Center. Below: the pole vaulters relearn the motions Wednesday afternoon on the football field. The warm weather last week allowed the athletes to practice outside rather than inside the gymnasiums. This week, baseball and boys and girls golf begins. More photos from softball and track and field on page 3B

Wohler, Kratch to play in all-star basketball series Orono’s Brady Wohler and Watertown-Mayer’s Nate Kratch will compete in the 30th annual Minnesota High School All-Star Basketball Series, hosted by the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association. Wohler and Kratch are two of 40 senior boys competing in the tournament. Double-headers will be played Friday, March 30, at Halenbeck Hall on the campus of St. Cloud State University, and Saturday, March 31, at Leonard Center on the campus of Macalester College in St. Paul. • The Friday, March 30, event will be tipped off by a contest between the Blue and Gold teams at 7 p.m. The Maroon and Green teams will culminate the evening’s activities with an 8:45 p.m. contest. • The Saturday, March 31, schedule will include games at 2:15 p.m. and 4 p.m. Threepoint shooting and dunk contests will precede each of the games both dates. Tickets at the door are $8 for adults, and $6 for students (5 and under are free). For more information regarding the all-star series, go to Selections were made from nominations provided by each athlete’s coach (must be a member of the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association), and includes athletes who are available and have committed to participate in the event. TOURNAMENT, page 4B

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Men’s Leagues Monday Madness March 5, 2012 Delano Lanes Standings not available. High games: Byron Erickson 196, Mike B. 192, Doug Emery 177, Travis Skouga 171 High series: Mike B. 539, Byron Erickson 537, Tony Colinino 483 Wednesday Night Men’s League March 7, 2012 Delano Lanes Dave’s Town Club 24, Landscape Structures 21, Flippin’ Chicken 18, B & J Automotive 18, Portolite 9, Lone Eagle Farm 8, VanWyhe’s Flooring 6 High games: Steve Henning 276, Travis Breitung 256, Phil Krampf 246 High series: Len Schaust Jr. 639, Aaron Smith 638, Jim Janzen 636

Women’s Leagues Tuesday Rollers March 6, 2012 Delano Lanes Spike’s Elevator 81.5, Delano Lanes 63, Dave’s Town Club 62.5, Carpet Smith 52 High games: Julie Erickson 168, Sue Jaspers 154, Cindy Person 149, Lindsey Taylor 149, Ann Smith 149 High series: Julie Erickson 479, Ann Smith 414 Thursday Night Starlights March 8, 2012 Delano Lanes Mike’s Girls 37, Team Meeting 31, Jered’s Lawn Service 30, Legion Auxiliary 29, Alley Oops! 28, Fisher Drywall 21, Chia Pets 20 High games: Kim Johnson 222, Kim Niemann 2124, Shelly Steinberg 181, Jeni Carlson 177 High series: Kim Johnson 502, Kim Niemann 484, Amy Danielson 450

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Mixed Leagues 5:00 Shadows March 7, 2012 Delano Lanes Pin Up Girls 87, A & P 85, Split Happens 82, Last Call 70, Here 4 Beer 69, High Rollers 67.5, Top Shelf 65.5, Three Amigos 60 High games: Men - Jeff Jerde 223, Larry Brazelton 190, Ed Vanek 185, Randy Allen 174; Women - Sheila Ritz 200, Dee Wetter 194, LuVern Bredeck 180, Penny Sinkel 179, Ann Smith 179 High series: Men - Larry Brazelton 570, Jeff Jerde 565, Ed Vanek 540, Randy Allen 484; Women - Dee Wetter 523, LuVern Bredeck 520, Ann Smith 482, Tanya Wolford 480

The Crow River Bantam B2 Orange Team won the District 3 Playos March 1. The team went undefeated for the length of the tournament. The team members are (front, from left) Matt Noetzelman and James Henry; second row: Ben Nelson, Josh Elkjer, Ian Gulsvig, Tucker Friedrich, Nick Schreyer and Brandyn Wales; and back row: assistant coach Dave Nelson, Ben Skinner, James Sprengler, Chad Oja, Nathan Peterson, Karl Peterson and head coach Derrick Friedrich.





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Crow River Squirt C ďŹ nishes second at district tournament The Crow River Squirt C Tigers took second place in the District 3 Tournament at the Plymouth Ice Arena. The Tigers defeated Armstrong Cooper 3-0 March 7 behind a strong game by goalie AJ Ragan. Kory Dunnigan scored two goals for the Tigers and Jake Marciniak scored the other. In a 2-1 victory over Wayzata Gold March 11, Dunnigan and Ryan Fleischhacker scored for Crow River. Wayzata Blue defeated the Tigers in the ďŹ nal game 4-1 March 12. Fleischhacker scored the only goal for the Tigers. The team members are (front, from left) Elliot Anderson, AJ Ragan and Johnny Emmer; second row: Sam Brown, Kory Dunnigan, Tommy Johnson and Ryan Fleischhacker; and back row: Tad Jurek, Chuck Campion, Coach Je Marciniak, Jake Marciniak, coach Dean Dunnigan, Casey Schmidt, Hawk Holzer, Calvin Wolf, coach Pat Fleischhacker and coach Gregg Johnson. Not pictured is Jason Haag.

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The Great Wolf Swim team spring/summer season begins Monday, April 2, with tryouts for anyone age 6-and-up, who can swim one full length of a 25-yard pool without stopping or needing assistance. Tryouts will start after school at 3:15 p.m. Please have your swimmer bring his or her suit, towel, cap and goggles to the Delano Middle School pool. Plan on staying for one hour should your swimmer make the team. For more information, please call head coach Lisa Asbury at (763) 548-4477 or e-mail her at coachlisa@greatwolfswim. org. For returning swimmers: Pups start Tuesday, April 2, and Trackers and above start Monday, April 16.

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Community Athletic Association summer ball is now open. The form can be downloaded at To register, mail the completed form to: LCCA, PO Box 221, Loretto, MN 55357, or drop the form off at Koch’s Korner at 4355 Hwy. 55, Loretto, MN 55357.

Firearms safety training The Delano Sportsman’s Club is hosting a firearms safety course, starting in April, at the club just outside of Delano. Students must be 11 years old by the registration date, which is Monday, April 9, from 7-8 p.m. The class dates are Tuesday’s and Thursday — April 10, 12, 17, 19, 23, 26; May 1, 3 — from 7-9 p.m., and students will have a field/range day Saturday, May 5, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students must attend all nine classes. A parent or guardian is requested to attend the April 10 class. If you have questions, call John McClay after 6 p.m. at (763) 675-2397.

Crow River Soccer registration Players who want to play recreational soccer for Crow River Soccer, levels U5-U8, registration is now underway. The cost is $60 before April 10 and $70 after. Each player gets a jersey with his/her registration. Visit for the online registration link. Call (952) 955-3298 with questions. Recreational soccer is played on the WatertownMayer High School fields. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The

season begins May 29 and ends July 22 with a Jamboree.

Tom Traen pitching clinic Learn how to pitch from a former professional baseball player. Tom Traen, who spent five seasons in the Montreal Expos and Minnesota Twins organizations is conducting a two-day pitching clinic for pitchers ages 8 through high school. The days of the clinic are Sunday, April 15, and Sunday, April 22. They younger group will work out from 12:30-2:30 p.m., and the older group will work out from 2:30-4:30 p.m. both days. The cost for the clinic is $49. For more information go to, and select the Community Ed tab to preview the clinic and to register online. Or call Krista at (763) 477-4563, option 2.

Girls with Goals running club Girls with Goals is a running club in Delano for girls grades 5-12 (Fall 2012) to be matched with women of similar athletic ability. Both women mentors and girls can join. From those who have never run to those who have participated in an organized sport, this club is meant for everyone. Get into shape, reach or maintain a healthy weight, set some running goals and learn to be confident. Enjoy weekly runs for all, local mentor/girl team races (5K, 10K, etc.), and monthly meetings from May-August featuring speakers with great tips and advice on running, staying healthy, confidence and achieving goals. Fun

prizes and work outs at each meeting. The idea behind Girls with Goals is to inspire girls to believe in themselves and their ability to achieve anything, athletic or otherwise. With smart, measurable goals, you can accomplish whatever you set out to do. Girls With Goals operates through Delano Community Education with no fees required to participate. We’re accepting donations to cover administrative costs (e.g., mentor background checks), award prizes for participants, and provide scholarship assistance for shoe and race entry purchases, Checks should be made payable to Delano Community Education (write Girls With Goals in memo line) and mailed to 140 Elm Avenue, Delano MN 55328. Attend our informational meeting Tuesday, April 10, at 6:30 p.m. Meet some of our mentors and hear from participants from our 2011 season. You can also e-mail or call Alli Zens at (763) 3559356. Online registration will be available soon through the Delano Community Education website. Registration is preferred by April 25. Prior to our season officially kicking off, we have an adult mentor and a group of high school girls who will lead after-school runs on Thursdays April 12, 19, and 26 and May 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31. This is a great way for girls to check out what this running thing is all about. E-mail or call Alli Zens at 763-3559356 to join the Spring running group.


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Despite woeful 3-point shooting, Delano hangs in until the end BOYS BASKETBALL, from 1B

cello and Big Lake. Also from 3-point land, Checkal and Dalton Pulis were both 1-for-4, Eric Berglund was 0-for-2 and Adam Schleper was 0-for-1. “We struggled to score,” Techam said. “We needed anybody to knock down a shot from the outside. That may have opened it up inside, but that didn’t happen.” Yet, the Tigers remained in the game until the end. In the final minute, Checkal hit a short jump shot in the paint to cut the Spartans’ lead to five points (49-44). A pair of free throws from Moriarty and one from Templin upped Rocori’s lead to seven points (52-44) with 31 seconds to play. Pulis made a shot in the paint and Hanson hit the 3-pointer to close out the scoring. A pair of free throws by Checkal gave Delano a 2-0 lead, and that was the Tigers’ final lead of the game. Mueller converted a lay-up to tie the game at 2, and the Spartans led the rest of the way. Rocori led by as many as 12 points in the game. That deficit came when Mueller hit a jumper to give the Spartans a 20-8 lead with 10:32 to play in the first half. Longstreet’s put-back from the paint at the first-half buzzer made it a six-point game (28-22) at halftime. Rocori’s biggest lead of the second half was 11 points on two occasions. Moriarty made it 39-28 with a lay-up, and, following a jumper by Grayson Pulis, Eisenschenk made it 41-30. The loss dropped Delano’s final overall record to 22-7. Rocori improved to 18-11, and will begin its run in the state tournament Wednesday at Williams Arena. The Spartans’ opponent was not yet determined Friday. It was a tough week for the Wright County Conference. Delano was one of three conference teams that lost. Tuesday night, Annandale lost to St. Cloud Cathedral 52-50 in the 5AA subsection finals. And, also, Thursday, Waconia was beaten by Mankato East 73-66 in the 2AAA final. The only WCC team still alive was Litchfield, which played Long Prairie-Grey Eagle for the Section 6AA crown Friday night at St. Cloud State.

Delano senior Eric Berglund gets tied up with Rocori’s Nathan Meyer in the first half of Thursday’s game. SECTION 5-3A CHAMPIONSHIP Rocori 52, Delano 49 Thursday, March 15 Halenbeck Hall - SCSU 1 2 - F Delano 22 27 - 49 Rocori 28 24 - 52 Scoring Delano: Checkal 23, G. Pulis 11, Longstreet 6, Berglund 3, Hanson 3, D. Pulis 3; Rocori: Meyer 11, Mueller 11, Moriarty 10, Terres 9, Eisenschenk 8, Templin 3. Shooting Delano 45.7% (21/46); Rocori 47.2% (17/36). 3-pointers Delano 13.6% (3/22); Rocori 28.6% (2/7). Free Throws Delano 50.0% (4/8); Rocori 76.2% (16/21) Rebounds Delano 23; Rocori 27. Assists Delano 13; Rocori 11. Steals Delano 4; Rocori 6. Blocks Delano 3; Rocori 2. Turnovers Delano 8; Rocori 9.

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Toby Hanson had trouble finding his shooting stroke during the Section 5-3A tournament. In Thursday’s championship game, he didn’t score until this shot which came just before the game’s final buzzer. Hanson finished with three points in the Tigers’ 52-49 loss.

A group of softball girls mimic assistant coach Mandy Weinandt during a footwork drill for fielding ground balls on the backhand side. Photos by Matt Kane

Coach Matt Nohner talks hand and arm positioning with the pole vaulters Wednesday afternoon.

Coco Arens (left) steps in front of Jennifer Schlosser during a fly ball communication drill Tuesday at the Tiger Activity Center.

Spring ahead

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The throwing line at softball practice stretched the length of the Tiger Activity Center last week. Forty-eight girls are out for softball, and will vie for positions on three teams.

Kathryn Goldsmith (foreground) and Justin Elstad exaggerate some steps during a long jump warm-up.

Amy Johnson throws to a partner during Tuesday’s practice.

Teresa Spurzem is beginning her first season as the head varsity coach, but she knows the player well, having coached junior varsity for the past several years.

During this hitting drill, Ashley Lewis (from left) Gabrielle Mielke, Chrissy Silhacek and Christy Jordan get in their batting stances.

Delano hurdlers Alex Wittinger (left) and Krista Braegelman work on their agility in front of coach Greg Johnson Wednesday afternoon. Wittinger and Braegelman have both competed in the hurdles at the state meet.

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DNR encourages homeowners to manage vegetative debris now From the DNR The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is encouraging homeowners to get rid of vegetative debris now before the spring melt when fires are most common in Minnesota. Vegetative debris includes downed trees and branches, grass clippings and leaves. Getting rid of this debris is especially important with large woody debris piles that may occur in blowdown areas of east-central Minnesota or other storm damage areas of the state. These debris piles can pose a serious threat for spring wildfires due to ember disbursement and holdover fire potential. Traditionally, most wildfires in Minnesota occur in April and May, but since most of the accumulated snow is gone throughout the state, spring wildfire activity has already begun. “Because of the high fire danger during the time period between snow melt and spring green up, the DNR initiates burning restrictions during that time,” said DNR Fire Prevention Coordinator Larry Himanga. Spring fire restrictions cover large areas of the state and drastically limit open burning until summer green-up occurs. Because more than 95 percent of Minnesota wildfires are caused by human error, the restrictions have resulted in a dramatic decrease in both the numbers and sizes of accidental fires, Himanga said. The restrictions are weather dependent, but normally last


Chris Schultz from four to six weeks until sufficient green vegetative growth occurs. If fire danger increases rapidly over the next week or so and winds dry the dead standing grass and brush in open areas, local DNR fire staff will restrict the issuing and activation of burning permits in their areas. People should check the DNR website burning restrictions page at (search for burning restrictions) for the latest information. Until restrictions take effect, the DNR is urging great caution when burning debris piles. The safest way to dispose of yard waste is to recycle or compost it. Many communities have composting areas available. When there is less than three inches of snow, state law requires people to acquire and activate a burning permit for any fires other than campfires. These permits may be restricted by local regulations. Permits are available online (search for burning permits), from local fire wardens, community/city offices or from DNR area forestry offices. People are required to activate their permit before they burn. Local fire wardens and local Minnesota DNR Forestry offices are great sources of information on fire safety.

As always, attend to fires at all times and make sure they are out and cold to the touch before leaving. This will require stirring or spreading ember piles unless water is available. Escaped fires from debris piles endanger homes and property every year. If an escaped fire requires the DNR or a fire department to put it out, the homeowner is responsible for the costs.

Wright County PF banquet March 26 The Wright County Pheasants Forever chapter will host its 27th annual banquet at the Buffalo Civic Center Monday, March 26 at 5:30 p.m. The chapter has been active since 1984, and has contributed over $1 million to conservation and education projects within Wright County and Minnesota. The banquet this year will include a silent auction, live auction, assorted raffles, and games for all ages. According to Chapter President Brandon Murphy, “We have great prizes and auction items this year, including a 3day/4-night pheasant hunt in South Dakota. More importantly, all of the funds raised at the banquet will be put to good use promoting conservation and education within Wright County and across Minnesota.” If you would like more information about attending the banquet or providing a sponsorship, contact Bruce Bartl at (763) 682-0653, visit the website at www.wrightcountypf. org, or via facebook at www. county


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McLeod County PF spring banquet will be Saturday The 26th annual McLeod County Pheasants Forever Spring Banquet is scheduled for Saturday, March 24 at the commercial building at the McLeod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson. The program begins at 4 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m., and special events following at 7 p.m. The deadline for reservations is Friday, March 16. There will be $25,000 in prizes given away at the banquet. All profits raised will be spent in McLeod County. Cost to attend the banquet ranges from $55 to $100. To register, or for additional information, either call (320) 587-0052 or visit www.

Youth wood duck building day is Sat. The annual Youth Wood Duck Building Day is scheduled for Saturday, March 24. The event will take place at Burns Excavating Shop, kiddycorner to the southwest of the Hollywood Sports Complex located in Hollywood Township. There will be a kid’s laser shoot, an archery range, and food and drink. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There are enough kits cut out to build 220 houses this year. If anyone is interested in helping out, or would like additional information on the event, contact Chip Hentges at, or at (952) 200-3176.

Munson’s, Herc-U-Lift tie for first place

Conceal and carry class at Waverly Gun Club

By Dale Burau Munson Lakes Nutrition (9-3) moved into a tie for first place with Herc-U-Lift (also 9-3) in the men’s basketball league, with a 76-55 win over Purcell Tax Service (5-7). Herc-U-Lift lost their third game of their last five, falling to C&C Embroidery (6-6), 66-62. Dave’s Town Club (4-8) defeated Paumco Products (3-9), with a score of 81-54.

The Waverly Gun Club will be hosting conceal and carry classes Monday, March 19 and Wednesday, March 21. For additional information, contact Kevin at (763) 2424553.

Munson Lakes Nutr. 76, Purcell Tax Service, 55 Purcell Tax Service (PTS) and Munson Lakes Nutrition (MLN) were tied at eight, four minutes into the game. MLN held a 23-19 lead at the 10minute mark of the first half. PTS was held scoreless over the next six minutes, and MLN opened up a 32-19 lead. MLN led 43-26 at the half. Five minutes into the second half, MLN led 52-41. PTS went scoreless again over the next five minutes and MLN opened up a 59-41 lead. MLN went on to a 76-55 win, defeating PTS for the third straight time this season. The two teams combined to make twenty-3s, 11 by MLN. Tim Zander led MLN with 18 points (four-3s). Josh Grangroth added 15 points, and Zach Arvidson, 10 points. Adding eight points each were Rick

Stifter, Ben Arvidson and Eric Schiefls. Chip Purcell (four-3s) led PTS with 21 points, and Ryan Gram added 15 points.

C&C Embroidery 66, Herc-U-Lift, 62 C&C Embroidery (CC) took the lead right off the opening tip and led Herc-U-Lift (HUL) the entire first half. CC led 1514 at the four-minute mark of the first half, and then went on a 14-2 run over the next three minutes to take a 29-16 lead. HUL battled back and trailed 38-22 at the half. The second half saw HUL take its first lead of the game, 46-44, eight minutes into the half. The two teams then went scoreless for over five minutes. HUL would have its last lead of 51-50 with five minutes to go. CC took a 53-51 lead and then held on for a 66-62 win. This is the second time CC has defeated HUL in three league games. Tim Sonnek made four-3s and led CC in scoring with 22 points. Ben Borrell added 20 points, and Jeremy Bly chipped in 15 (three-3s). Steve Quern and Jerod Remer rounded out the scoring for CC with six and three points respectively. Todd Goudy led HUL in scoring with 24 points, including four-3s. Andy Koosman

(three-3s) added 17 points, and Sam Weber, 12.

Dave’s Town Club 81, Paumco Products, 54 Paumco Products (PP) held the lead the first 10 minutes of the game against Dave’s Town Club (DTC). PP’s biggest lead was 11-4, and their last lead was 16-15. DTC outscored PP 21-7 the last 10 minutes of the half, and led 36-23 at the half. The second half was all DTC as they held leads of 47-25, 5633, and 65-42. DTC went on to win by a score of 81-54. Adam Duske scored 23 points to lead DTC in scoring, followed closely by Adam Danielson with 22 points. Jared Hokensen (four-3s) added 18 points, and Garret Duske, 10 points. Joey Graczyk chipped in eight points. Chris Paumen led PP in scoring with 18 points, followed by Bryce Miller with 14 points, and Tim Paumen 11 points (three-3s). Herc-U-Lift and Munson Lakes Nutrition played in the Class C state amateur tournament March 10-11 at the Lindbergh Center in Minnetonka; and C&C Embroidery and Paumco Products played in the Class D tourney March 1718. Results from both of these games will follow.

Residents, dealers reminded to review dock and boat lift canopy regulations From the DNR Spring boat shows are popular this time of year, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds residents to review dock and boat lift canopy regulations before investing in new equipment in order to ensure it will meet current standards. Boat equipment dealers are also asked to review the regulations to ensure they are not selling equipment to their customers that does not meet the standards. Canvas watercraft canopies are allowed; however, boat lifts with metal or other hard-surface roofing do not meet current Minnesota statutes. State law defines a watercraft canopy as “a structure or device with a fabric covered roof and without walls or a floor that is placed on the bed of a public water, is designed

to shelter a watercraft, and is designed and constructed so that all components may be removed from the lake or stream bed on a seasonal basis by skidding intact or by disassembly by hand tools.” “The current regulations have been in existence for quite some time, but not everyone is familiar with them,” said Capt. Ken Soring, DNR Northeast Region Enforcement supervisor. “Residents might assume that a product is sold in Minnesota meets the rules for the state. Sometimes that isn’t the case,” Soring said. “We would rather have residents informed of the standards before they make the purchase, instead of having to tell them later that they need to remove a structure they already installed.” Dock size, length and position are also regulated to provide a balance between the protection and utilization of public waters. Extensive dock and lift systems may shade out important aquatic plants and eliminate critical habitat where fish spawn, feed, grow, and find shelter from predators. Lakeshore owners are encouraged to visit the DNR website at regulations/boatwater/index. html for guidance on shoreline dock and lift structures. The DNR website also contains links to other helpful information for lakeshore owners about shoreline erosion control and restoration projects to help improve water quality and fish and wildlife habitat. Lakeshore residents and equipment dealers are also reminded to check for aquatic invasive species, such as zebra mussels, before moving boats, docks and boatlifts. More information about preventing the spread of invasive species is available at www.

Lake service providers urged to complete mandatory training and permitting From the DNR With ice-out arriving soon, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is urging lake service providers to complete mandatory aquatic invasive species training and obtain a permit before providing any services. “Preventing the spread of invasive species is an important responsibility for all Minnesotans, and lake service providers must do their part, too,” said Luke Skinner, DNR invasive species unit supervisor. Service providers are individuals or businesses who install or remove water-related equipment such as boats, docks, boat lifts or structures from waters of the state. State law now requires them to obtain a DNR permit before providing any services. The DNR will implement and enforce the new requirement during the 2012 open water season. All service providers must

complete invasive species training and pass an examination in order to get a permit. To date, 18 training sessions have been given statewide and seven more are scheduled. More training dates and locations will be added to the website at www.dnr.state. as they are scheduled. Service providers must complete the training and apply online for their permit. Upon receipt of an application, a $50 application fee and verification of training, a permit will be issued. The service provider permit is valid for three years and must be in possession while providing any services. Currently there are 155 permitted service providers statewide. An updated list is available on the website. Service provider employees are also required to complete DNR aquatic invasive species training, which is offered online. To get receive training, service provider employees must log onto a training Web page, complete the invasive aquatic species training, review laws and precautions and receive a printed certificate. This online training is available at: http://www.dnr.state. html

CO Weekly Reports From the DNR • CO Brian Mies (Annandale) checked anglers. CO Mies worked on fish houses left out after deadline. CO Mies worked on a trapping complaint. • CO Rick Reller (Buffalo) assisted at Camp Ripley with preparations for the Academy starting at the end of the month. Reller also assisted CO Salzer with a commercial taxidermy inspection and investigation. Snowmobile activity was high on a couple days and enforcement action was taken for trespass, no registration or trail sticker. Work was also put in on ice shelter removal. • CO Steve Walter (Waconia) inspected lakes for fish house removal and litter left behind. Landowners were assisted with decisions on whether to enroll their farm land in set aside programs or turn it back to crop land. Presentations were given at firearms safety classes in Norwood Young America and Waconia. A District 13 meeting was attended. • CO Jackie Glaser (Mound) monitored fish house removal on area lakes. She followed up on a dumping complaint on the Luce Line State Trail. Nuisance animal complaints were handled as well as a trapping violation. She also attended a district meeting.

30th annual Minnesota High School All-Star Basketball Series rosters

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Orono senior Brady Wohler averaged 20.4 points per game for the Spartans in 27 games this season. He will play on the Gold team in the All-Star Series. Wohler resides in Delano.



Coach: Dan Elhard, Grand Rapids Assistant coach: Rod Eidelbes, Grand Rapids Joe Burt, St. Cloud Cathederal Latrell Love, Minnetonka Sanjay Lumpkin, Benilde-St. Margaret’s Nate Meyer, Cold Spring Rocori Austin Pohlen, Grand Rapids Casey Bruggeman, Pelican Rapids Michael Schreiber, Rogers Carnell Sheppard, Minneapolis Brady Wohler, Orono Johnny Woodard, Duluth East

Coach: Joe Hyser, Mpls. South Assistant coach: Jason Daisy, Mpls. South Anthony Brama, St. Anthony Village Tyler Flack, Lakeville North Isaiah Gray, Benilde-St. Margaret’s Zach Huisken, Southwest Minnesota Christian Nate Kratch, Watertown-Mayer Marcus Marshall, St. Paul Johnson C.J. Neumann, Cretin-Derham Hall Justin Pahl, East Ridge Taylor Stafford, Duluth East Marcus Tyus, Anoka



Coach: Bob Schueller; Browerville Assistant coach: Harvey Christensen; Browerville Dwight Anderson, Minneapolis Washburn Joey Bartlett, St. Peter Kyle Baumann, United South Central Mike Busack, Redwood Valley Siyani Chambers, Hopkins Joey King, Eastview Drew Osmundson, Owatonna South Ryan Saarela, Lakeville North Sean Scott, Spring Lake Park Emeche Wells, Roseville

Coach: Ron Vorwald, Worthington Assistant coach: Gary Holmseth, Blue Earth Area Shawn Bear, Richfield Connor Goodwin, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Chuckie Smith, Minneapolis Washburn Damien Reinke, Becker Rickey Suggs, Woodbury Cortez Tillman, Cretin-Derham Hall Tyler Vaughan, Braham Mitch Weg, Worthington Brody Ziegler, Mankato East Isaiah Zierden, Benilde St. Margaret’s

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Watertown-Mayer senior Nate Kratch averaged 19.4 points per game in 29 games this season. He will play for the Green team in the All-Star Series.

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BBB advice for spring drain cleaning As spring draws near, many homeowners begin the process of spring cleaning, which often includes getting their drains cleaned. Drain cleaning rids your home of unwanted odors, and helps avoid clogged sinks, overflowing toilets, and laundry room floods. The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) advises consumers to prepare themselves and do preliminary research before hiring someone to clean their drains this spring. Consumers should be aware that not all drain cleaners are licensed plumbers. However, many plumbers do perform drain cleaning services Drain clogs have many different causes, with the most common causes involving weather, remnants of materials that are flushed down toilets or sinks, or tree roots growing through breaks in the pipes. Homeowners are responsible for the section of pipe running from the home to its connection with the city pipe, which is usually found under the street. Your local water and sewer department can tell you what your responsibility is and consumers should check with them before having any work performed. Because regular home maintenance may not take care of drain issues completely, many homeowners look to professional drain cleaning and plumbing businesses to solve these problems. “It’s important for consumers to know what questions to ask their prospective drain cleaners so they can avoid misunderstandings and poten-

tial complications” says Dana Badgerow, president and CEO of the BBB of Minnesota and North Dakota. The BBB recommends following these tips to help ensure a painless drain-cleaning experience: Get references from friends and relatives and contact the Better Business Bureau to obtain free Business Reviews on any companies you consider hiring. Visit, or call (651) 699-1111, or toll-free at (800)-646-6222. • Explore a variety of options. Shop around and get more than one estimate. Homeowners can expect different companies to suggest different options for solving problems, which also means varying price points. Some of the different options may include taking a video of the line, which helps to determine the best course of treatment to solve the drain back-up issues, as well as any possible collapse of the pipe. It’s also a good idea to ask companies upfront what they charge for this service. • Call before you dig. Homeowners should also have “call before you dig” services out before any digging is started. Many drain cleaning companies will include this call as part of their service package, but ask ahead of time. Let the drain cleaner know if any other utility work has been performed in the past few years. • Beware of additional fees. Ask about trip fees and other additional fees. Understand that most companies cannot give a true and accurate price quote without seeing the extent of the problem in your home. • Keep the company in-

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Woodland Township A total of 38 ballots were cast in Woodland Township. Supervisor Jim Trombley did not seek re-election. Incumbent Clerk Gloria Janikula received 37 votes. There was one blank ballot. Dan Domjahn filed for the supervisor position, and received 37 votes. There was one blank ballot.

formed. Before the drain cleaners begin any work, inform them if you (or someone else) have recently tried a chemical or other treatment to clean your drains. Several chemical treatments do work, but may need additional time to take full effect. In addition, some of the chemicals a homeowner may use might have harmful effects on the people working to clear the drain, or may react badly with treatments performed by the drain cleaning company. • Make sure you understand the process. Get information from the company about what kind of techniques they’ll use to clean your drains. If they use chemicals, make sure to verify that they will not cause problems for the pipes you have and that they are compatible with other drain cleaning products you might buy and use in the future. Oftentimes, drain cleaners will offer to sell you some of the same product they use so you can maintain your drains after their work is completed. • Ask about the company’s warranty. Make sure to find out all the details about followup and potential issues that could arise in the future. Some companies will offer a oneyear warranty, while others offer a six-month warranty. • Do your research. Find out what caused the problem and how often it may occur in the future. Consider main line repairs, which can be expensive, but will often resolve the problems for many years to come. For more tips you can trust, visit



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Resilience and perseverance are important Thomas Edison made about 1,000 attempts before his light bulb was functional. However, he characterized this process as 1,000 steps to success. Studies reveal that employers put perseverance and resiliency ahead of intelligence and talent in the work force. That is pretty powerful information for us, and for preparing our children for the future. I was just reading an article with the students that I work with about this subject. In our program, we are preparing our students for life after school, including the work world, post-secondary training, living skills, and social skills. The importance of not getting stuck when we make mistakes, learning from them and moving on with the information is vital to how they will function in their communities and workforce, as it is important to all of us. Our children will experience setbacks in school, personal

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Jenni Sebora Correspondent life, relationships, and work as they enter that phase of their life. We have to help prepare them for dealing with challenges and moving forward. Michael Jordan was cut from the high school basketball team. He did not quit, obviously. He worked on his skills during the year, and made the team the next year. And, we all know about his success on the court from then on. Now, does that mean, we will all make the NBA team if we persevere long and hard enough? Obviously not. The point being made is that we will have setbacks. We will experience challenges. We can experience our disappointments and

feel those feelings that go with disappointments, but we don’t want to get stuck there. What have we learned from the setback? Are there things that we can do to improve upon the challenge or changes we can make? Do we get back on the “horse” and go for another interview, when we didn’t get the last job we interviewed for? We want to teach our children that it is important to come back from those disappointments. I teach my students that each day is a new day, filled with new challenges, new experiences, new discoveries, and new joys. We need to use what we learned from yesterday and look forward to today. It is important to support our children in their efforts and trials. If we take a critical approach, it will probably only hinder and stifle their efforts in the future for fear of making a mistake.

Wright Co. Board hears overview of pictometry system Surveyor Steve Jobe presented the board with an overview of the county’s aerial pictometry system available from the county website, www. Nick Neaton, 4-H program coordinator, University of Minnesota Extension Service brought the board up-to-date on its activity in Wright County. There are over 500 4-H members currently involved. In other business, the board: • reviewed and approved the minutes and the recommendation from the March 2 committee of the whole meeting where

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Jack Russek redistricting, which we need to do this year, was discussed. The board must wait until the cities certify their borders, which must be done before Tuesday, April 3. Our meeting are scheduled for April 10, 13, 17, 23, and May 1. Districts must be certified on that date.


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The BIG Gamble; can you really afford it? Where did you get your values? I got mine from my parents, in part, and perhaps my environment also. I was born in Iowa, and then raised in a small town in Minnesota. My values as an adult haven’t changed much over the years, but my perspective on life certainly has. As a 27-year veteran of the financial services industry, I have witnessed thousands of people as they have struggled with their own perspectives on values, money, and the gambles of life. One of the truths that I’ve learned is that we are all gamblers. Life is just one big gamble after another. The dictionary defines the word gamble as, “to stake or risk money, or anything of value, on the outcome of something involving chance.” Well, guess what? Doesn’t this pretty much describe your life? Today, I took a gamble on getting out of bed and heading to the shower. I understand that the bathroom is one of the most common places to fall and injure yourself. I’m glad to report that I made it out of the bathroom just fine. Then, of course, I had to gamble with the stairs, the breakfast I ate, and, “God be with me,” I made it through rush hour traffic without injury or a fatality. Once I got to work, I was

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Delano Fire Department On March 5, responded to a medical call in Delano for an 81-year-old female who fell, head injury. On March 5, responded to a fire call in Franklin Township for a residential fire alarm, smoke in the house from wood stove, no fire in house. On March 6, responded mutual aid to Montrose Fire for a barn fire in Franklin Township. On March 6, responded to a fire call in Franklin Township for a field on fire. On March 6, responded to a medical call in Delano for a 51-year-old male, lower back pain. On March 7, responded to a medical call in Delano for a 35-year-old female, right side pain. On March 8, responded to a medical call in Delano for a 9-year-old girl fainting. On March 9, responded to a medical call in Delano for a 31-year-old male with chest pain. On March 10, responded to a medical call in Independence for an 86year-old male, possible stroke. On March 10, responded to a medical call in Franklin Township for a 72year-old female who fell, possible broken ribs. On March 10, responded to a medical call in Delano for a 62-year-old female feeling weak. On March 10, responded to a medical call in Independence for an 86year-old male, shortness of breath. On March 10, responded to a medical call in Delano for an unresponsive female, intoxicated.

Wright County Attorney Baldwin, Travis Joseph, age 31, of New Germany, sentenced on 03/05/12 for Felony Violation of No Contact Order to a stay of imposition for up to five years on conditions of probation, serve 90 days jail, pay $85 surcharges, pay $75 public defender co-payment, have no contact with victim, undergo a psychological evaluation and follow all recommendations, have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, submit to random testing, provide DNA sample, have no use or possession of firearms or dangerous weapons, obtain permission before leaving the state, have no same or similar violations. Sentenced for Probation Violations for Felony Assault in the Fifth Degree to 90 days jail, concurrent. Barnes, Richard Edward, age 49, of Annandale, sentenced on 03/05/12 for Probation Violations for Gross Misdemeanor Criminal Sexual Conduct in the Fourth Degree to 10 days jail. Sentenced by Judge Tenney. Brownell, Christopher Michael, age 27, of Annandale, sentenced on 03/07/12 for Probation Violations for Felony Issuance of Worthless Check to 60 days jail. Sentenced by Judge Halsey. Brozynski, Leonard Ray, age 50, of Otsego, sentenced on 03/09/12 for Gross Misdemeanor Second Degree DWI to 365 days jail, $3,000 fine; 275 days, $2,500 stayed for three years on conditions of probation, serve 90 days jail, pay $500 fine plus surcharges, have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, submit to random testing, attend awareness panel for impaired drivers, attend a support group, stay out of establishments where alcohol is primary means of business, complete intensive supervision program and follow all recommendations, undergo chemical dependency treatment and follow all recommendations, have no same or similar violations. Sentenced by Judge Sokolowski. Edwards, Richard Leroy, age 38, of Big Lake, sentenced on 03/05/12 for Gross Misdemeanor Third Degree DWI to 365 days jail, $300 fine; 363 days stayed for two years on conditions of probation, serve 2 days jail, pay $300 fine plus surcharges, pay $75 public defender co-payment, attend awareness panel for impaired drivers, complete a Level I driving program, have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, submit to random testing, serve 28 days on electronic home monitoring, have no same or similar violations. Sentenced by Judge Tenney. Hayden, Laurie Ruth, age 41, of Waite Park, sentenced on 03/05/12 for Probation Violations for Felony Check Forgery to 60 days jail. Sentenced for Probation Violations for Felony Financial Transaction Card Fraud to 60 days jail, concurrent. Sentenced by Judge Tenney. Heiskary, Lisa Karen, age 50, of Rockford, sentenced on 03/05/12 for Probation Violations for Gross Misdemeanor Second Degree DWI to 30 days jail. Sentenced by Judge Tenney. Hubbell, Christopher George, age 33, of Howard Lake, sentenced on 03/05/12 for Probation Violations for Felony Criminal Sexual Conduct in the Third Degree to 60 days jail. Sentenced by Judge Tenney. Jamieson, David Carl, age 41, of Watertown, sentenced on 03/09/12 for Gross Misdemeanor Second Degree DWI to 365 days jail, $300 fine; 335 days stayed for two years on conditions of probation, serve 30 days jail, pay $300 fine plus surcharges, have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, submit to random testing, attend awareness panel for impaired drivers, attend a support group, serve 60 days on electronic home monitoring, have no same or similar violations. Sentenced by Judge Tenney. Johnson, David Scott, age 57, of Sauk Rapids, sentenced on 03/05/12 for Felony Possession of Burglary or Theft Tools to a stay of imposition for three years on conditions of probation, serve 60 days jail, undergo a chemical dependency assessment and follow all recommendations, have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, submit to random testing, provide DNA sample, obtain permission before leaving the state, have no use or possession of firearms or dangerous weapons, pay restitution, remain medically compliant, have no same or similar violations. Sentenced

by Judge Halsey. Kent, Jacob Joseph, age 26, of Monticello, sentenced on 03/07/12 for Probation Violations for Gross Misdemeanor Third Degree DWI to 4 days jail. Sentenced by Judge Halsey. Long, Gregory Arnold, age 43, of Shoreview, sentenced on 03/05/12 for Probation Violations for Gross Misdemeanor Third Degree DWI to 15 days jail. Sentenced by Judge Tenney. Lundgren, Jordan Gene, age 30, of Fridley, sentenced on 03/07/12 for Probation Violations for Felony Stalking. Sentenced by Judge Halsey. Morrissette, Jeremy Patrick, age 32, of Waverly, sentenced on 03/05/12 for Probation Violations for Felony Controlled Substance Crime in the Fifth Degree to 30 days jail. Sentenced by Judge Tenney. Zoellmer, Amber Lynn, age 31, of Albertville, sentenced on 03/09/12 for Gross Misdemeanor Third Degree DWI to 365 days jail, $300 fine; 355 days stayed for two years on conditions of probation, serve 10 days jail, pay $300 fine plus surcharges, attend awareness panel for impaired drivers, have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, submit to random testing, attend a support group, serve 20 days on electronic home monitoring, undergo a chemical dependency assessment and follow all recommendations, have no same or similar violations. Sentenced by Judge Tenney.

West Hennepin Public Safety March 2 - Someone attempted to fraudulently do a wire transfer out of a business account in the 5100 block of Industrial Street. March 4 - Wallet lost in the 4800 block of Highway 12. March 4 - Wallet lost between 5200 block and 5300 block on Highway 12. March 4 - 4th Degree DWI, John Colville Smith 59 of Maple Plain, 4th Degree DWI AC .15 at Budd / Bryant. March 4 - 51 year old female from Medina, arrested for shoplifting approximately $26.00 of food other products in the 1500 block of Highway 12. March 5 - Fraudulent charges of $1,000.00 on a debit card in the 5200 block of Bryantwood Drive. March 6 - 71 year-old male motorist from Belle Plaine driving a Ford Focus and 54 year-old motorist from Paynesville driving a semi-tractor were stopped at the red light at Highway 12 / CR 29. The motorist in the Focus got out of his vehicle when he saw the motorist of the semi-tractor get out and walk towards his vehicle. Both motorists grabbed each other’s shirts and an altercation took place and the 71 year-old was knocked to the ground. Charges pending March 7 - Propane tanks stolen off a fish house in the 5800 block of Highway 12.

Medina Police Feb. 28 - Report of a barking dog complaint. Officer arrived, located a dog at the residence, but did not observe the dog barking. This is an ongoing issue. 3900 block Wild Meadows Drive, Medina. Feb. 29 - Community Service Offi cer observed a large branch lying on top of some wires. A bystander also reported that there were wires sparking in the same area earlier in the day when they when they fell from the pole. Power went out after that occurred. CSO checked this location and the wires were no longer sparking. Xcel Energy was advised. Fern Street and Lakeshore Avenue, Medina. March 1 - Advised of a snowmobile off trail in the area of the city park. Officer responded to the area and observed a snowmobile driving off the trail by the city ballparks, made contact with the snowmobiler and advised him of the violation. He was very cooperative and stated that he was just leaving. He loaded up the snowmobile and stated he was sorry. 100 block Hamel Road, Medina. March 2 - Report of a juvenile drinking. Juvenile was cited and released. 500 block Highway 55, Medina. March 3 - Employees were preparing to leave the business for the night and found a vehicle parked by theirs that they did not recognize and did not know if it was occupied. Officer arrived and found that the vehicle was unoccupied. Officer stood by while the employees secured the business and left the area. 800 block Highway 55, Medina. March 3 - Officer stopped by the registered owner’s residence and this individual stated they thought that they paid for the gas when they bought a paper. Gas was later paid for. 200 block Highway 55, Medina. March 3 - Reported that there were two intoxicated juveniles at the business. Subway. No contact was made with these two individuals. 1400 block Baker Park Road, Medina. March 3 - Report of a gas drive off at Mayer Mobil. The clerk informed officers that it appeared as if the male’s card did not swipe properly and he drove off. Officer went to the registered owner’s residence and made contact with him. He was advised of the call. He then returned to pay for the gas. 700 block Highway 55, Medina. March 3 - DWI, BAC .20, Medina Street N and Crestview Lane, Loretto. March 3 - Lumber taken from a jobsite. Suspect was taken into custody, transported to the Hennepin County Adult Detention Center, and released pending formal charges. Butternut Drive and Pin Oak Drive, Medina. March 7 - Driver reports she hit a cat with her vehicle and the cat was severely injured. She wanted officers to take the cat to a vet. Officer advised her that was not possible unless she wanted to take it herself. 4600 block County Road 11, Medina. March 7 - Driver was transported to the Hennepin County Adult Detention Center and booked in on warrants and False Information to Police. 4800 block Highway 12, Medina. March 8 - Assisted driver who was lost and looking to get back to Minneapolis. County Road 101 North and Hackamore Road, Medina. March 8 - Officer was dispatched to a suspicious person who was dropped off on Navajo and then walked through the woods to a residence that was for

Delano Herald Journal Record sale. Upon arrival, officer was able to locate the vehicle and parties. They were present with a realtor and were perspective buyers. 900 block Navajo Road, Medina. March 10 - Officer was able to open the vehicle via the front passenger door. No damage to the vehicle. 500 block Highway 55, Medina. March 10 - Report of an abandon vehicle that had been parked in lot for the last few days. The vehicle wasn’t entered as a stolen and was all locked up. Officer advised the reporting party that he could have the vehicle towed off his property if he wanted to. 4400 block Highway 55, Medina. March 10 - Resident reports his exwife was not giving him visitation rights to the dog. Officer asked this resident if there was any language in the divorce decree that talked about visitation. He said no and was requesting that the officer call her and tell her to let him see the dog. Officer explained the difference between civil and criminal laws and that the police act on and enforce criminal law. He also told him that if he wished to get legal access to the dog, he would need to petition the courts to have the divorce decree amended. 200 block Cherry Hill Trail, Medina. March 10 - Business burglary - Copper wiring and water pipe (unknown value) were taken from the business. 2700 block Highway 55, Medina. March 10 - Officer received a radio call for a safety check. It was reported that 20 minutes earlier, a Nissan Altima was seen north on County Road 101 from Highway 55. There was an infant car seat in the front seat but a larger child was seated in it. County Road 101 and Highway 55, Medina. March 11 - The building was secure and everything appeared to be ok. Dispatch advised it appeared to be a phone line problem when they received the call. They advised when they called back in the phone rang half a ring and then went to static. 200 block Clydesdale Trail, Medina. March 11 - Officer was able to hear 6-7 shotgun shots. Three Rivers Park District officer located three males legally hunting crows in a nearby location. 4700 block Sycamore Trail, Medina. March 11 - Received a radio call for a trespassing complaint. Resident was reporting that a female, possibly in her 50’s was walking in her driveway and she felt like the female was trying to look into windows as she walked by. She reported that she then confronted the female and asked her to leave the property. The female told her she could walk where she wanted and she then left the property. The area was checked and no one was seen matching this description. 500 block Sunnyridge Lane, Loretto.

Hennepin County Sheriff The following public safety summary information from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division is provided to residents as a public service. These highlights do not reflect all incidents handled or investigated by the HCSO during this time period. In addition to the law enforcement services it provides throughout the county, the HCSO provides primary patrol services for the communities of Hassan Township, Greenfield, Medicine Lake and Fort Snelling, as well as the Hennepin County portions of Hanover and Rockford. Highlights for the week of March 5 - March 11, 2012 On March 10 deputies responded to an area of Hwy 55 and Crow River, Rockford for a medical call for a female. The 30-year-old female was located. North ambulance arrived and transported her to North Memorial Hospital. On March 7 deputies responded to an address in the 7500 block of Basswood Lane for a medical for 49year-old female. North Ambulance arrived and transported her to the Maple Grove Hospital. On March 10 deputies responded to an address in the 6500 block of Sioux Trail for a leaking propane tank. Rockford Fire arrived and handled the leak, the homeowner had called the gas company to come fix the problem. No other action was needed by deputies. On March 10 deputies responded to an address in the 7500 block of Hwy 55, Greenfield for a gas drive off. The license plate provided by the employee did not match the description of the suspect vehicle. No contact with suspects made. A Hennepin County Sheriff’s Detective will hand the followup investigation. On March 11 deputies responded to an address in the 7800 block of County Rd 10, Greenfield for a vandalism report. The caller reported his vehicle was hit by paint balls while traveling in this area. Deputies check the area, no suspects were located. No permanent damaged had occurred. A Hennepin County Sheriff’s Detective was notified of the vandalism. On March 11 deputies responded to an address in the 7500 block of Hwy 55, Greenfield for a gas drive off. Deputies made attempts to contact the registered owner of the vehicle that left. No contact was made. A Hennepin County Sheriff’s Detective will handle the follow-up investigation. On March 5 deputies responded to an address in the 10500 block of 108 Ave, Hanover for a medical for a male child. North ambulance arrived and took over his care. Deputy cleared. On March 5 deputies responded to an address in the 10700 block of Crow Hassan Park Rd, Hanover for a 911 hang-up. A husband and wife had been having a verbal argument but it was resolved prior to deputy arrival. No action was needed. On March 6 deputies responded to an address in the 10700 block of Settlers Lane N, Hanover for a medical for a 58-year-old female. North ambulance arrived and took over her care. Her husband transported her to Abbott Northwestern Hospital. During the week of March 5 – March 11, 2012 Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies also issued or provided: 3 citations, 20 written/verbal warnings, 2 house/business checks, 5 motorist assists, 1 property damage accidents.

Public Notices NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: August 7, 2006 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $170,000.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Anthony M Swartzer and Sandra J Swartzer, husband and wife MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as a nominee for Maribella Mortgage, LLC TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. MIN#: 100220710000126025 SERVICER: Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC LENDER: Maribella Mortgage, LLC. DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: Wright County Minnesota, Recorder, on August 24, 2006, as Document No. A 1022855. ASSIGNED TO: HSBC Bank USA, N.A., as Trustee on behalf of ACE Securities Corp. Home Equity Loan Trust and for the registered holders of ACE Securities Corp. Home Equity Loan Trust, Series 2006-ASAP5, Asset Backed Pass-Through Certificates. Dated: March 24, 2008, and recorded April 8, 2008 by Document No. A 1084851. LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: The North 660 Feet of the East 396 Feet of the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of section 15, Township 118, Range 26, Wright County, Minnesota. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 8603 Clementa Ave SW, Montrose, MN 55363 PROPERTY I.D: 220-000-154101 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Wright THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE ON THE MORTGAGE ON THE DATE OF THE NOTICE: One Hundred Seventy-Six Thousand Seven Hundred Twenty-One and 10/100 ($176,721.10) THAT no action or proceeding has been instituted at law to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; that there has been compliance with all pre-foreclosure notice and acceleration requirements of said mortgage, and/or applicable statutes; PURSUANT, to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM on March 29, 2012 PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff`s Main Office, 3800 Braddock Avenue NE, Buffalo, MN 55313 to pay the debt then secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any actually paid by the mortgagee, on the premises and the costs and disbursements allowed by law. The time allowed by law for redemption by said mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns is 6.00 months from the date of sale. If Mortgage is not reinstated under Minn. Stat. 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under Minn. Stat. 580.23, the Mortgagor must vacate the property on or before 11:59 p.m. on September 29, 2012, or the next business day if September 29, 2012 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. “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: February 13, 2012 HSBC Bank USA, N.A., as Trustee on behalf of ACE Securities Corp. Home Equity Loan Trust and for the registered holders of ACE Securities Corp. Home Equity Loan Trust, Series 2006ASAP5, Asset Backed Pass-Through Certificates. Randall S. Miller & Associates, PLLC Attorneys for Assignee of Mortgage/ Mortgagee One Financial Plaza, 120 South Sixth Street, Suite 1100 Minneapolis, MN 55402 Phone: 612-573-3677 Our File No. 09MN00138-4 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Delano Herald Journal Feb. 13, 20, 27, March 5, 12, 19, 2012. NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: April 26, 2007 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $228,000.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Ronald Wayne Kreger and Michelle Renee Kreger, Husband and Wife, as Joint Tenants MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp. TRANSACTION AGENT: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. MIN#: 100029500017469929 SERVICER: Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC LENDER: Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp.. DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: Wright County Minnesota, on May 4, 2007, as Document No. A 1052205. ASSIGNED TO: Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC Dated: April 1, 2010 , and recorded June 8, 2010 by Document No. A 1149266. LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot 5, Block 2, Cape Ridge, Wright county, Minnesota together with an easement being One Rod in width in Lot 3, Block 1, Cape Ridge Second Addition, such one Rod Strip Running parallel with and adjacent to the boundary line between Lots 2 and 3, Block 1 of Cape Ridge Second Addition and extending

Delano man facing charge of cocaine possession By Ryan Gueningsman Managing Editor A Delano man has been charged with possession of cocaine following an incident March 11 just after 8 p.m. at the drive-through window of McDonald’s in Delano. William Macgregor Shaw, 23, was in a vehicle parked facing the drive-through window at McDonald’s when an officer from Three Rivers Park District observed Shaw and a passenger in the vehicle acting suspiciously, according to a formal complaint. The officer approached the vehicle and observed Shaw was physically shaking, that his eyes were extremely wide, and that his pupils were dilated. The officer also observed the bottom half of a soda can near the center console that had residue on it, as well as a white object sitting on top of it. The officer asked Shaw what was going on, and Shaw admitted they were doing drugs, ac-

cording to the complaint. He admitted they were doing cocaine and that it was under the driver’s seat. A search of William M. the vehicle reShaw vealed several items of drug paraphernalia, two cans of mace, and two hypodermic needles. A small plastic bag that contained a white powdery substance, which field-tested positive for cocaine and weighed 1.12 grams, was also located under the driver’s seat. Shaw was charged with felony fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance. If found guilty, the charge carries a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment, and/or a $10,000 fine. He was released on bail and has a court date set of Tuesday, March 20.

from the waters edge to the dedicated public road of such plat, according to the plats on file and of record in the office of the county recorder in and for the county of Wright, State of Minnesota. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1527 Jackson #Ave, St. Michael, MN 55376 PROPERTY I.D: 114-211-002050 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Wright THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE ON THE MORTGAGE ON THE DATE OF THE NOTICE: Two Hundred Thirty-Eight Thousand Eight Hundred Five and 01/100 ($238,805.01) THAT no action or proceeding has been instituted at law to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; that there has been compliance with all pre-foreclosure notice and acceleration requirements of said mortgage, and/or applicable statutes; PURSUANT, to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: 10:00 AM on March 29, 2012 PLACE OF SALE: Sheriff`s Main Office, 3800 Braddock Avenue NE, Buffalo, MN 55313 to pay the debt then secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any actually paid by the mortgagee, on the premises and the costs and disbursements allowed by law. The time allowed by law for redemption by said mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns is 6.00 months from the date of sale. If Mortgage is not reinstated under Minn. Stat. 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under Minn. Stat. 580.23, the Mortgagor must vacate the property on or before 11:59 p.m. on September 29, 2012, or the next business day if September 29, 2012 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. “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: February 13, 2012 Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC Randall S. Miller & Associates, PLLC Attorneys for Assignee of Mortgage/ Mortgagee One Financial Plaza, 120 South Sixth Street, Suite 1100 Minneapolis, MN 55402 Phone: 612-573-3677 Our File No. 10MN00174-2 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Published in the Delano Herald Journal Feb. 13, 20, 27, March 5, 12, 19, 2012.

of Granite Falls, Yellow Medicine East The meeting adjourned at 7:15 p.m. The preceding is a summary of the unofficial minutes. The full text of the unofficial minutes is on file in the District Office, 700 Elm Avenue East, Delano, Minnesota and also available on the school districts website www.delano. The next regular meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at Delano City Hall. Carolyn Milano, Board of Education Clerk Published in the Delano Herald Journal March 19, 2012.

City of Loretto Notice of Public INFORMATION Official notice is hereby given, that the Loretto City Council has moved the City Hall office/Council Chambers to 279 North Medina Street, Suite 260/and the next door to the left, Loretto, MN 55357. All future City Council, Fun Fest, and Holiday Train meetings, Primary and General elections will now be held at this new location. Mailing address remains the same: PO Box 207 Phone number remains the same – 763-479-4305. Office hours remain the same – MWF 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. There is a drop box located outside the back set of doors for utility bills or any correspondence that you would like to drop off. Please call with any questions or concerns. Cynthia J. Patnode City Clerk Published in the Delano Herald Journal March 12, and 19, 2012. MINUTES Special Meeting of the Board of Education Independent School District 879, Delano Public Schools The special meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District 879, Delano, Minnesota, was held on Friday, March 2, 2012, in the Delano High School Media Center. The meeting was called to order by the chair at 4:00 p.m. with the following members in attendance: Baker, Black, Brasket, Durick, Johnson, Milano and Seguin. Also present were staff and community members. The meeting was held for the purpose of interviewing candidates for the position of superintendent of the school district. Board Chair Johnson reviewed the procedures of the interview process. A total of nine candidates were selected to be interviewed over the course of three days. The following candidates were interviewed: • Wayne Gilman, Superintendent of Crookston • Mary Klamm, Superintendent of Menahga • Allen Stoeckman, Superintendent

MINUTES Special Meeting of the Board of Education Independent School District 879, Delano Public Schools The special meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District 879, Delano, Minnesota, was held on Saturday, March 3, 2012, in the Delano High School Media Center. The meeting was called to order by the chair at 12:00 p.m. with the following members in attendance: Baker, Black, Brasket, Durick, Johnson, Milano and Seguin. Also present were staff and community members. The purpose of the meeting was to continue with the interview process for the position of superintendent of the schools. The following candidates were interviewed: • Joseph Gertsema, Superintendent of Yankton, South Dakota • Marsha Baisch, Principal on Special Assignment for Leadership Development and Academic Support, Saint Paul Public Schools • Matthew Dorschner, Principal of Carver County, Chanhassen • Christopher Bates, Superintendent of Pine Island, Minnesota The meeting adjourned at 6:00 p.m. The preceding is a summary of the unofficial minutes. The full text of the unofficial minutes is on file in the District Office, 700 Elm Avenue East, Delano, Minnesota and also available on the school districts website www.delano. The next regular meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at Delano City Hall. Carolyn Milano, Board of Education Clerk Published in the Delano Herald Journal March 19, 2012. MINUTES Special Meeting of the Board of Education Independent School District 879, Delano Public Schools The special meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District 879, Delano, Minnesota, was held on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in the Delano High School Media Center. The meeting was called to order by the chair at 5:30 p.m. with the following members in attendance: Baker, Black, Brasket, Durick, Johnson, Milano and Seguin. Also present were staff and community members. The purpose of the meeting was to continue with the interview process for the position of superintendent of the schools. The following candidates were interviewed: • Matthew Schoen, High School Principal of Delano Schools • Christopher Lennox, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning for Stillwater Public Schools At the conclusion of the interviews, board members, staff, and community members were given the opportunity to provide feedback on all candidates. Following the discussion, the school board determined that three candidates would proceed to the next phase of the interview process. The three candidates selected were Wayne Gilman, Superintendent of Crookston, Matthew Dorschner, Principal of Carver County, and Matthew Schoen, Principal of Delano Schools. The meeting adjourned at 9:55 p.m. The preceding is a summary of the unofficial minutes. The full text of the unofficial minutes is on file in the District Office, 700 Elm Avenue East, Delano, Minnesota and also available on the school districts website www.delano. The next regular meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at Delano City Hall. Carolyn Milano, Board of Education Clerk Published in the Delano Herald Journal March 19, 2012.

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2012 CITY-WIDE GARAGE SALE SCHEDULE - Saturday, April 28 Cokato and Howard Lake; Saturday, May 12 Waverly

LOST DOG - Feb. 22 on Co. Rd. 8 north of Waverly. 2 year old Beagle/ Pug mix. Name is Shammy. Reward available. Call (612) 247-6120.

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GAS RANGE AND KITCHEN SINK - White gas range with warming drawer. Whirlpool Gold model. Great condition. $300. White cast iron 30” double bowl kitchen sink, includes free garbage disposal. Great condition. $75. Delano. Call (612) 382-4756. 36-40s

HUGE WINTER WARM-UP REBATE - On central boiler outdoor furnaces. Pick your program. Values to $1673 on Classic, EClassic & Maxim. Free gas igniter kit, thermo-pex piping, or 48 bushel hopper or cash rebates on select furnaces. Limited time offer. ClassAct Outdoor Furnace, Call (763) 972-6255.

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Cokato - 100 Lakeview Dr. Saturday 8 a.m. - ? Moving sale. Clearing out. Lots of guys stuff. 38s



ANNUAL PTL DINNER - Sunday April 1, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Pork chops (prepared by Wright County Pork Producers), scalloped potatoes, corn, applesauce, rolls, dessert, and beverage. Adults $8, children 4 - 12 $5, and 3 and under free.

BREAKFAST BUFFET AND BAKE SALE - Sunday, April 1, 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Howard Lake Lions Club, 625 8th St., Howard Lake. Scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes, french toast, biscuits and gravy, milk, juice, and coffee. Free will donations. Proceeds will be used to support Joel Marketon, a 5 year old from Howard Lake who is battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. 37-39c


2ND ANNUAL TABLE AFFAIR - Saturday, March 24. St. Mary’s Church, Waverly. It’s a fun evening with a social and dinner. All tables are displayed with a different theme. If you would like to learn more about this event or host a table, call Darlene Mader (320) 286-5620 by March 20. 38p ANNUAL CHICKEN DINNER AND BAKE SALE - Sunday, April 1, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Catholic Order of Foresters 1054 Winsted. Held at the Blue Note Ballroom, Winsted. Complete dinner including dessert. Matching funds event. Proceeds benefit Holy Trinity School. www. for details. DELANO EXPO - Saturday, March 31, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tiger Activity Center. Booths available. Free admission, food, prizes, and kids’ activities. Sponsored by Delano Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call (763) 9726756.

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EXPO AND BAKE SALE - 2nd Annual Spring Fever Women’s Expo and Bake Sale. Saturday, March 31, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Waverly KC Hall. Many vendors and craft exhibitors will be taking part in this expo. Door prizes. Proceeds from the bake sale will go to the Hayden Solien Family. 37-39p

FOUR WHEELER - Okay if needs repair. Call Rick (763) 245-4537. AMERICAN GIRL DOLLS Clothes, shoes, furniture, etc. Call (507) 304-2029. 38-42s MOTORCYCLES - Looking for old motorcycles, scooters, or mini bikes. Running or not. Call (320) 282-4999. 38-42s VINTAGE DEALERS - For new store opening April 20 in Lester Prairie (700 Central Ave.). Various size booths to choose from. Call for more details. (763) 221-3845. DUAL HUBS - For 4440 tractor. 3 3/8” axle. Call (952) 955-1181. PROPANE TANK - 500 or 1,000 gallon. Call (320) 543-2332.

ANTIQUE CARNIVAL GLASSES Blue drinking glasses. Set of 8. $25 each, will divide. (952) 240-6483. ENTERTAINMENT CENTER - 57” h x 56” w x 16” d. Plenty of storage. Good condition. $75. Call (320) 223-5587. 37-41s TELEVISION - RCA 20” with builtin DVD player. Excellent condition. Like new. $60. (763) 528-5667. TELEVISION - Sanyo 27’. Very good condition. $55. Call (763) 528-5667. 37-41s ELECTRIC RANGE - White Whirlpool. Excellent condition. $125. Call (763) 528-5667. 37-41s

GARDEN TRACTOR - 18hp with tiller. Call (952) 657-2140. 37-41s

ELECTRIC DRYER - Kenmore auto sensing. Very good condition. Call (763) 528-5667. 37-41s

AIR CONDITIONER - Window unit. 40,000 BTU or larger. Call (952) 657-2140. 37-41s

TELEVISION - Sony 36”. Very good condition. $90. Call (763) 528-5667. 37-41s


SNOWMOBILES - Will buy Polaris TXs or TXLs. Running or not. Call (320) 543-2401. 37-41s

MISSING - Two large commercial juvenile diabetes signs used to advertise the Saturday Feb. 11 fund-raiser at the Holy Trinity gym. One sign was taken from the South View Park (next to Luce Line Trail) on Kingsley Street South and another sign was taken from the end of town on Linden Ave. E. (near Shady Creek). These signs took many hours to prepare and are used annually. We would appreciate it if whoever took the signs would return them to Anita and Brad Hoese, 22908 Co. Rd. 9, Winsted. If you have any information about the disappearance of the signs, call (320) 485-4184. No punishment will be given. We just want the signs returned. 34-38s

IRON WEDGES - For splitting wood. Call (763) 913-7841. 37-41s

GLIDER ROCKER Fully upholstered. Beige tone colors, matching ottoman. Excellent condition. $75 for both. Call (320) 587-7519. 36-40s

FOUND TOOL - Pry bar, March 4 on Franklin Ave., Delano. To claim call (763) 684-1969. 38-42s

TELEVISION CONVERTER BOXES - Call (763) 913-7841. MENS BATHROOM URINAL - Call (763) 913-7841. 36-40s POST - 8’ x 5” diameter. Call (320) 327-6557. 36-40s CUTTING TORCH SET - With cart and tanks. Call (320) 310-8168. OLD SNOWMOBILES - That don’t run. Call (320) 310-8168. 35-39s JUNK APPLIANCES - Washers, refrigerators, dryers, stoves, dishwashers, BBQ grills, freezers, microwaves, car batteries, lawn mowers, snow blowers, miscellaneous metals. Will pick up for free, ASAP. (763) 528-5667. RAW HONEY - In 5 gallon sizes. Call (320) 275-3363. 35-39s

LOST BOOT - Authentic Lacrosse 1000 insulated hyper-dri waterproof winter boot. Size 12 men’s left boot. Lost at Casey’s in Cokato or Winsted Trailer Court. Call (320) 275-4893. 37-38s

CABIN TO RENT - In June, July, and August 2012. (763) 607-1794.

LOST DOG - Red and white Border Collie since snow storm on Feb. 29. 7 miles west of Watertown. Call (952) 955-1559. 36-40s

USED JOHN DEERE GATOR 4x2. Call (320) 395-2347. 35-39s

SCRAP IRON - And miscellaneous. Will come to pick up and haul away. Will pay cash. Call (320) 395-2658. Leave message. 35-39s

GARDEN TRACTORS - Old and unwanted, running or not, and/or attachments. Call (763) 286-0169 or (612) 850-5371. 35-39s

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KOHLER ENGINE - 10 hp for parts. Call (320) 327-6557. 35-39s

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Youth Wood Duck Box Building Day

FIREARMS - Can turn your firearms and ammo into cash. Local firearms dealer paying cash for your unwanted firearms and ammunition. Call (320) 286-5325. JUNK METAL - Junk cars, farm machinery, scrap iron, and batteries. Punk Lundeen, Cokato. Call (612) 202-4470. 24tfc

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DO YOU WANT FREE GROCERIES? - Head over to Coborn’s Superstore in Delano and purchase one of their 5.2 cubic foot freezers for $159.99 (Regular price $199) and receive FREE groceries, worth $180. While supplies last. MICROWAVE - Emerson. $20. Call (612) 990-4065. 38-42s FREE CELLULAR SHADE - 57 1/4” wide x 48 1/2” long. New, still in box. Call (320) 485-4207.

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ELECTRIC STOVE - Magic Chef. About 3-4 years old. Ceramic cook top needs replacing. $100. Call (320) 395-2872. 38-41s MICROWAVE CART - Wood cart on wheels. 25” wide x 19” deep x 31” high. Roll top storage on bottom. Excellent condition. $20. Call (320) 286-2402. 37-41s BUFFET AND HUTCH - Oak 2piece with glass doors. 41” wide x 19” deep x 71” high. Excellent condition. $250. Call (320) 2862402. 38-41s RECLINER - La-Z-boy. $100. Call (763) 479-5890. 35-39s



CHEST FREEZER - Kenmore, 12 cubic ft. $50. Call (763) 479-3709. ROLL TOP DESK - Beautiful oak desk with file cabinet drawers and lots of storage for organization. 45” high x 4’ long x 2’ deep. Very sturdy. No scratches. $375. Call (320) 420-5520. 37-41s COUCH - Very subtle tan and sage green print. Soft fabric and very comfortable. Well kept. $225. Call (320) 420-5520. 37-41s TELEVISION - Apex 20”, TV/DVD player/VCR combo. $75. Call (320) 485-3600 evenings. 34-38s SOFA - Navy blue. $100. Call (320) 485-2490. 34-38s

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BOOKSHELF - 5-shelf. 78” x 32”. $25. Call (320) 275-3033. 36-40s WAFFLE IRON - Krups. $10. Call (952) 473-6347. 35-39s REFRIGERATOR - Kenmore. Black, size 26” h x 18.5” w x 17.5” d, with freezer unit. Hardly used. $45. Call (952) 473-6347. 35-39s GAMING TELEVISION - 21” Insignia. $20. Call (952) 473-6347. MICROWAVE - Sharp carousel. $20. Call (320) 286-5542. 35-39s STUMP TABLE - $745. Call (320) 286-5542. 35-39s GAS DRYER - Whirlpool. $40. Call (320) 286-5542. 35-39s LAMP - 30” off-white ceramic lamp with shade. Gold base. $10. Call (763) 972-3810. After 6 p.m. TELEVISION - 57 inch Mitsubishi. 1080 diamond. Needs light engine. $500. Call (763) 267-7978. 34-38s FREE SINK AND STOVETOP Stainless steel kitchen sink and flattop electric stove top. Works great. Call (320) 286-3006. 34-38s WINDOW TREATMENTS & FLOOR COVERINGS - Free inhome or design studio appointment. w w w. b e r g m a n n i n t e r i o r s .c o m . Bergmann Interiors. Call (320) 864-6754. 6tfc

MUSIC GUITAR - Sigma. 6-string with hard shell case. Great beginner learning. $450. Call (320) 485-4397. 35-39s MUSIC SYSTEM - Radio Shack keyboard/music system with stand and bench. $75. (320) 485-3600. GUITAR LESSONS - Study with a professional in Delano. More than 45 years of experience. All ages, levels, and styles. Special introduction rates and try-out lessons available, with recording options for students. The very best in guitar instructions. Flexible scheduling. Call (763) 972-4240.

PETS PUPPIES - Three purebred Blue Tick Coon Hounds. $25 each. Call (320) 224-0653. 38-42s WANTED - Tortoise or turtle. Any condition, will nurse back to healthy condition. Call (320) 485-6033. PEACOCKS - 2 yearly black shoulder and 1 yearly Indian Blue. $35 ea. Cokato. (320) 286-2901. PUPPY - Female Rat Terrier. 7months old. Litter trained. $75. Call (763) 913-7841. 36-40s RAG DOLL KITTENS AND CATS - 3 males, 3 females. Adorable, fun, and playful kittens. 7 weeks old. Adult cats, 2 males, 1 female. For a visit or more information call Mona (320) 583-2040. Pictures available by text. 36-40p WANTED - Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Call (320) 224-6593. 35-39s DOG - Coco is a purebred pitbull with no papers. Up-to-date on all shots and spayed. Very sweet girl. For more information, call (320) 310-1201. 35-39p ANIMAL PET FOOD SHELF Tank’s AFS. To ensure your pets are fed and do not go hungry. If you need pet food, come see us at Star West, Hwy 12, Delano. Donations and volunteers accepted. Call (763) 972-2984. 30tfc DOGGIE DETAILRRR - Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., and some Saturdays. Tuesday evening appointments available. Full-service groom and doggie day care available. 304 East Cokato Street (Hwy. 12), Cokato. Call (320) 286-2201. Boarding by Folven Acres - indoor/outdoor runs, very nice country setting. Call (320) 286-2541. tfc PETS ARE FAMILY - At Paws Inn Resort learn to train your dog. Classes for all stages. Positive, relationship-based. We help with behavior issues. Boarding, day care, grooming, and pet supplies. Located at 8127 Yale Avenue, New Germany. Call (952) 353-8006. 37tfc MISTY CREEK RANCH - Pet Resort. Professional pet boarding. Convenient location. Pet taxi available. www.mcr-pet-resort. com. Call (320) 296-4572. 10tfc

LAWN MOWERS - Various push and self-propel mowers, (MTD, Poulan Pro, Lawn Boy, Weed Eater, KGRO Power Pro, Yard Machine, and Toro). Some with baggers, electric start, mulchers, etc. All completely spring serviced, (carb cleaned, oil, blade sharpened, etc.). All in excellent condition. Prices vary from $65 - $125. Call (320) 583-4546. 38-42s LAWN MOWER - Snapper PRO commercial. 48” cut, 14hp Kawasaki engine. Completely serviced. Very low hours, used for personal lawn. Excellent condition. $1,195. Call (320) 583-4546. 38-42s MOWER - Commercial walkbehind Ransome Bobcat mower with 44” deck. Excellent condition. $1,050. Will trade. Call Rick (763) 245-4537. 38-42s 150’ FENCE - Solid wood. One 6foot gate, one 3-foot gate. 6’ and 4’ segments, dog eared, and painted brown. Taking down soon. Delivery possible. $500. Call (320) 3989383 or (612) 723-8091. 38-42s MEAT GRINDER - Quarter horse. $50. Call (952) 913-5274. 38-42s UTILITY TRAILER - 4x8 with sides. Fendered and lights. Excellent condition. $395. Delano. Call (763) 242-7225. 38-42s GRASS TRIMMER - Poulan Pro. Used with cultivator and pole saw. New in box. $250. Delano. Call (763) 242-7225. 38-42s MEDICAL EQUIPMENT - Wheel chair, and Uplift motorized power seat. Both like new. $100 each. Call (952) 201-2078. 38-42s PRINTER - HP Deskjet 3840. Just put in both new print cartridges. Includes software. $75. Call (763) 267-7978. Leave message. 38-42s STORAGE SHEDS New construction sheds with 2’x6’ treated floor joists, 5/8” plywood floor, 4’ x 6’ door opening. Preprimed LP smartside and 25-year shingles. 8’x8’ $800, 8’x10’ $925. Call Charlie (320) 286-2507. RUBBER MAT - 3’x5’ anti-fatigue mats. Great for work stations. $25 each. Call (320) 282-4999. 38-42s HEATMASTER SS WOOD BOILERS - Stainless steel, round barrel design. 20-year limited warranty. Heat your home, shop, barn, garage, pool, hot tub, domestic hot water, or grain dryer system . . . Don’t wait another year to start saving. Call Wood’s Edge Alternative Heating, LLC at (320) 864-6435 or COLLECTOR FRUIT JARS - Many brand names. Priced $2 - $85. Call (320) 395-8362. 38-42s CANOPY - 8’ x 8’. 4’ long when down. Great for car shows. $20. Call (320) 485-4207. 38-42s FIREWOOD - For fire pit. $70 pickup load. Call (320) 485-2637. MANTIS TILLER - Hardly used. Like new. $250. (320) 485-4704. STRAP - EM-1 super winch 12 volt flat strap. Purchased in late ‘80s. Used only on boat trailer. $100. Call (763) 267-7978. Leave message. FREE FIREWOOD - You cut and haul. Call (320) 310-6679. 38-42s METAL FIREPLACE - Freestanding, wood-burning. Electric fan and pipe. $20. (952) 955-2536. ANTIQUE MILK CAN - Rare antique milk can. 21” tall, round handles. Best offer. Call (952) 2406483. 37-41s COLLECTABLE SNOWMOBILES - Arctic Cat 1/18 scale. All in original boxes. Many models. Call (320) 485-3528. 37-41s BRUSH CHIPPER - 3-point hitch. For sale or rent. Fits 40-100 hp tractor. Call (952) 240-6483. CAGE TANKS - 250 and 300 gallon with covers and valves. Also barrels steel and plastic. Call (320) 543-3071. 37-41s MIXED FIREWOOD - $175 per cord plus delivery. (952) 200-9770. OAK FIREWOOD - $200 per cord plus delivery. Call (952) 200-9770. GAS TANKS WITH STANDS Three 325 gallon. $75 each. Call (952) 657-2140. 37-41s 2010 UTILITY TRAILER - 4x8, 13” tires, lighting, steel bed, and salt shield. Foldable ramp. Built heavy duty. Less than 200 miles on trailer. Mint condition. $795. Call (320) 864-5340. 37-41s PROM GARTERS - Many colors to choose from. $12 each. Can email photo. Call (320) 543-2237. 37-41s MEMORY BEARS - Made from loved ones clothes. American Girl clothes. Call (320) 543-3146. BARRELS - Steel burn and plastic. 55-gal. capacity. (320) 543-3071. LAPTOP - Very good condition. $125. Call (763) 528-5667. 37-41s TILE SAW - 7” wet table top style. Good condition. $50. Call (763) 528-5667. 37-41s COMPUTER - Web TV internet rec/browser. Comes with wireless keyboard. Excellent condition. $65. Call (763) 528-5667. 37-41s OIL FIRED BURNER - Slant fin. Used in 8-room house. Can be used for in-floor heat. $1,000 or best offer. Call (320) 327-6557. BED - Full size set. $150. Call (320) 304-1676. 34-38s

BANKS - With post office box fronts. Wood coin banks with post office box fronts. (952) 657-2462. HOT DOG ROLLER GRILL - Stainless steel, brand name StarFleet roller Grill Co. With plexiglass shield. 120 VAC. $150 or best offer. Call (763) 682-1608. CERAMICS - Ready to go. Poured, cleaned, and painted. Wildlife and all seasons. Call (952) 467-2865. WOOD SHADE - 400 wood shade. 4’ x 7’ lath shade. For Ginseng. Call (763) 479-1461. 35-39s CEMENT MIXER - Tow behind model. Large and heavy duty. Needs motor. Good condition. $250. Call (763) 528-5667. 35-39s PRINTER - HP all-in-one. Model 1660. $25. Call (320) 286-5542. YOGA PROPS - Back bender. $395. Call (320) 286-5542. 35-39s GUMBALL MACHINE - Three containers. $65. (320) 286-5542. HOT TUB - Soft side. 6-person with surround cedar decking. 8-years old. New liner. $1,900. Call (320) 485-4397. 35-39s MANDELLA - Indian good luck shield. 25x21 frame, center is 16x19 wolf head picture framed in 2 half circles of leather, 20 leather, feather, and bead strips each 15” long. $18. Call (952) 657-2560. POSSIBLE DREAMS SANTA 2011 “Love the Irish”. New in box, all tags, and 11” tall. Celtic top hat, green tie, vest, and pants plus 6 pilsners of green beer on a tray. White apron with “Love the Irish”. $40. Call (952) 657-2560. 35-39s WOOD - After tearing apart an old upright piano. Laminate, perhaps walnut. Three very nice large pieces and other small pieces. $25. Call (763) 972-3810. After 6 p.m. WHISKEY BOTTLE - 1969 old Fitzgerald. Title of bottle “Son’s of Erin” The Emerald Isle. Picture of Ireland, the Emerald Isle, Irish names, and their Coat of Arms are all designs on the bottle. Excellent condition. $18. Call (952) 6572560. 35-39s LITE-BRITE - Picture refills. My Little Pony, Alladdin, and Shirt Tales. Plus 72 blank sheets. For older Lite-Brite. $10. Call (952) 657-2560. 35-39s ULTRA LITE AIRPLANE - CGS Hawk. 35 hp engine, electric start, and skis. Call (320) 693-7061. 1990 TIMBERWOLVES TONIGHT BOOK AND POSTER Timberwolves vs Dallas Mavericks, Nov. 2 1990 Target Center opening night, volume 2, number 1 book and poster with picture of Target Center and Timberwolves logo plus more. $20. Call (952) 657-2560. 34-38s 1990/1991 TIMBERWOLVES VINYL POSTER - 20x38 original Timberwolves logo vinyl poster. Ready for hanging. Ring holes on all four corners. New, never used. $20. Call (952) 657-2560. 34-38s MIXED FIREWOOD - $40 pickup load. Call (952) 200-3271. 34-38s GAS LOG INSERT - For fireplace. $25. Call (320) 286-3006. 34-38s AERATOR - Pull behind. $50. Call (320) 304-1676. 34-38s CROCHETED ITEMS - Round doilies, table cloth/bed spread. Call (320) 327-2674. 34-38s FEB. 1 - MARCH 31, 2012 WOODMASTER PROMOTIONS - $1,000 free install parts or $800 early season discount. Wood’s Edge Alternative Heating, LLC. www. (320) 864-6345.

AUTOMOTIVE HARDTOP COVER - Leer. For Chevy short box. Lockable. Excellent condition. Must go. $295 best offer takes it. Call (320) 864-5340. 1995 DODGE DOKOTA - 3.9L V6. 2-wheel drive, 2-door extended cab with bed cover. Running boards and tow package. Tires like new. 128,000 miles. Nice truck, runs great. $2,900 make offer. Call (320) 275-9205. 38-42s 1999 PONTIAC MONTANA - Mini van. 166,000 miles. Runs great. $2,150/best offer. (320) 223-1521. 1993 DODGE DAKOTA LE - 4 wheel drive extended cab. 318 V8, automatic transmission, air conditioning, power windows, locks, mirrors, and cruise. Well maintained with 111,000 miles. Nice V8 Dakota for only $4,350. Call (320) 3950101 or (612) 655-9535. 38-42s FIBERGLASS TOPPER - For 6 1/2’ Chevy pickup. Red in color. $400 or best offer. Call (952) 353-2104. CAR STUFF - Looking for Ford Model A and T cars and trucks, old speed equipment, gas station memorabilia, gas pump, signs, and old vending machines. Call (763) 479-1747. 38-42s 1997 CHRYSLER LHS - 180,000 miles. Loaded, good condition. $2,000. Call (320) 395-2376. TRUCK BOX COVER - Save gas. Soft top box cover. Fits Chevrolet 6 ft. box. $165. Call (952) 240-6483.

WANTED Junk & repairable vehicles and farm machinery. Paying top $$$ 24-hour towing available

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Monday, March 19, 2012






2003 OLDSMOBILE SILHOUETTE - Van. 7 seats, bucket middle, 3rd row, and leather. Loaded. 4 new tires. 100,000 miles. $6,000. Very good condition. Call (763) 478-6887. 38-42s TIRES - Four, used tires. 235-8017, 10-ply. $35. (952) 955-2536. TIRES - One new 31 x 10.5 x 15 Goodyear R.T.S. LT RWL. $100. Call (952) 353-2322. 37-41s TIRE RIMS - Four aluminum 16” x 6” 5-bolt rims. Fits 2000 Chevy Tracker. Also rim for spare. All in very good condition. $75 each or $275 for all. Call (320) 395-2873 or (952) 994-3567. 37-41s 2004 FORD 350 XLT - Lariat crew cab. 4x4, 5RW, 6.0 diesel. 8’ box with topper. Looks and runs good. $12,900. Call (320) 275-2227. TIRES - Pirelli P-4. 225/60/16. Set of 4. $80. Call (320) 395-2826. 2006 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER - White, grey cloth interior, very clean, and non-smoker. 93,000 miles. $7,200. (763) 242-7844. 2002 DODGE DURANGO 4X4 4.7 V8, air, tilt, cruise, power windows, and power locks. 18/20 mpg. 155,000 hwy. miles, great condition. $4,200 or best offer. Call (320) 282-4647. 36-40s 2005 FORD CROWN VICTORIA - Good runner. Near new battery. High miles. Very good mechanical car. Service records available. $2,975. Call (320) 864-4583 or (320) 779-4583. 36-40p 2001 MUSTANG GT COVERTIBLE - 8,300 miles. $15,500. Call Daryl (612) 718-4650. 35-39s TIRES - Set of 5 Goodyear. 225/60R/16. Good tread. $125. Call (763) 528-5667. 35-39s 2005 FORD TAURUS - 3.0 engine, 136,000 miles. New front tires, brakes, and rotors. Runs good. $3,500. Call (612) 384-9622. 1999 BUICK LESABRE - 102,000 miles. Good shape. $3,200. Call (612) 384-9622. 36-40s 1999 FORD DUALLY - 4x4, 7.3 diesel, crew cab. 8’ box and new tires. Great shape. Price reduced. Call (763) 972-6650. 35-39s ENCLOSED TRAILER - 8’ h x 8’ w x 40’ l. Goose neck, fully enclosed, and carpeted. Etc. Price reduced. Call (763) 972-6650. 35-39s FIBERGLASS TOPPER - For GMC Sanoma or Chevy S-10 extend cab pickup. Blue. $195. t(320) 275-3518.

PAINTING - Interior and exterior. 44 years experience. Quality work. Free estimates. Reasonable rates. Call Joel Lindholm (763) 972-3237.

WINSTED - spacious one-level townhome, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage, EZ rent to own or sale terms. (320) 485-5555. 38-40c

2000 OLDSMOBILE SILHOUETTE - Silver van. 240,000 miles, flex vision. $1,975. (320) 275-3518. 2003 CHEVY SUBURBAN - Z71. LT 1500. 265,000 miles, runs great. Regular maintenance and up keep. Tow package, trailer brakes. Good body, will need some work. $2,500 or best offer. Call (320) 286-2458. RIMS AND TIRES - 2009 Mustang stock 16” rims, bright machined cast aluminum chrome finish with chrome Ford spinner wheel caps. Tires are all-season BF Goodrich Traction T/As with under 40,000 miles. Tread is 4-5/32.” Set has completely functional TPMS sensors. $450 for 4. (320) 543-2058.

RECREATION DIRT BIKE - Kawasaki KDX 250. New rear tire. Runs great. $975 or best offer. Call (320) 223-1521. HUNTING BLIND - 6’x6’ shoot through. $70. Call (952) 913-5274. DECOY - Buck/doe hunting decoy. $60. Call (952) 913-5274. 38-42s TREE STAND - 24”x36”. $50. Call (952) 913-5274. 38-42s TREE STAND - 2-person, 15’. $70. Call (952) 913-5274. 38-42s FIREARMS - Marlin. 22L, model 190, semi-automatic with scope $125; Traditions mussel loader. 209 in-line 50 caliber $65; Pardener 12gauge pump. Black synthetic stock, $125; Remington wood master 742 semi-automatic 30 - 06 with Bushnell scope, $400. Call (952) 913-5274. 38-42s BOAT - 1974 Arrowglass 15’ tri-hull. 85 hp Mercury motor and trailer. Good condition, runs good. $1,200. Call (952) 201-2078. 38-42s BODY EXERCISER - Complete with all attachments. New $149, sell for $50. Excellent condition. Call (952) 201-2078. 38-42s BOAT - Older, 14’ Alumacraft with 9.9 hp Tohatsu motor. Spartan trailer. Includes anchor, oars, seats, and new license. $1,150 or best offer. Call (952) 955-3196. 38-42s VEXILAR F1-12 - 2 years old. Hardly used. In box. $325. Call (320) 485-4704. 38-42s BOAT, MOTOR, AND TRAILER - 50 hp Mercury. $1,200 or best offer. Call Steve (320) 310-6679. SHOTGUN - Weatherby model 92 pump 12 gauge with 5 choke tubes. Very good condition. Beautiful gun. $450 or best offer. Call David (320) 275-5144. 37-41s HOT TUB - 6-person, with cover and extra motor pump. $1,000 or make offer. Call (612) 735-4078. RELOADER - Mec 600 JR. 20gauge. Very good condition. $80. Call (763) 528-5667. 37-41s FIFTH WHEEL CAMPER - 2008 Hitchhiker Discover America 363RSB. Top of the line. Excellent condition. Loaded with all options. 5 slides, automatic leveling, and automatic awning. Slide out storage tray, receiver hitch for boat/bikes. 2 flat-screen TVs with surround sound. Fireplace, 4-door refrigerator/freezer. King pillow top bed. Serious inquiries only. Call (320) 238-2506. 36-40s PITCHING WEDGE - Nike, never used. $25. Call (612) 990-4065. BOWLING BALL - Childs 8-pound Brunswick. Hot pink Minnie Mouse ball with matching Minnie Mouse bad. Bag in mint condition, ball has some scuffs. $50 for both. Call (952) 657-2560. 35-39s FOLDING POOL/SNOOKER TABLE - Ideal for cabin. $25. Call (952) 473-6347. 35-39s REFEREE SHIRTS - One medium and one large. $15 each. Call (952) 473-6347. 35-39s SHOES - Nike sprinting spikes. Size US9 and US11. $5 each. Call (952) 473-6347. 35-39s SNOWMOBILE TRAILER Enclosed aluminum. 8’ x 10’ Pro series. Drive on, new tires, and spare tire. Excellent condition. $2,200 or best offer takes it. Call (320) 583-4546. 35-39s MOTORCYCLE - 2010 Harley Davidson Electra-Glide Classic, black, ABS brakes, cruise control. Excellent condition. Wellmaintained. $17,000. Call evenings (320) 395-2442. 33-38z

FARM WANTED - Loose 2 x 4s and plywood. Building a chicken coop and need good solid wood. Call (320) 583-6842. Leave a message. MEADOW HAY - Round bales. Call Joe Mallak (320) 485-3726 or (320) 582-1534. 38-41s HYDRAULIC LOADER - Schwartz. #1400. Call Joe Mallak (320) 4853726 or (320) 582-1534. 38-42s HORSE HAY - Alfalfa, grass, and mixed grass. Round or square bales. Stored inside. Will deliver. (952) 955-1810 or (952) 955-3129. DRAG SECTIONS - For dragging driveways. Call (952) 955-1810 or (952) 955-3129. 38-42s 1966 GAS TRACTOR - John Deere 4020. Power steering, chains, cozy cab, and radio. 94 hp, 5,800 hours. Bought in 1968. New sleeves and pistons, 2 new clutches and new batteries. No dual hydraulics. Call (320) 395-2486. 38-42s

WANTED - Tox - O - Wik grain dryer or similar. Call (612) 723-3541. HAMBURGER - 92% lean. Grass fed. No hormones or other shots. Leave message. (763) 479-1534. BEEF - Quarters and halves. Call (320) 282-4999. 38-42s MEADOW HAY - Small squares. Good quality. $2.75 bale. Call (320) 282-4999. 38-42s CSA - COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE - A subscription for a weekly (May - Oct.) delivery of our fruit, vegetables, and brown eggs. Eat healthier while supporting a local farm. Full or half shares available. www. or call (612) 308-2664. 38-40p FUEL BARREL - On stand. 300gallon. Call (952) 955-1480. TRACTOR - IH 856 diesel. Cab, loader, duals. Set of chains. $11,000. Call (320) 543-2292. HYDRAULIC LOADER - Swertz. All hydraulic. Call (320) 582-1534 or (320) 485-3726. 37-41s HAY - Large round bales. Twine or net wrapped. Call (320) 582-1534 or (320) 485-3726. 37-41s WANTED TO BUY - Barn pigeons. Call (320) 395-2476. 37-41s WANTED TO RENT - Hay ground, alfalfa or grass. Also pasture for cattle. Call (952) 955-1181. 37-41s CORNSTALK BALES - Round. Mesh wrap. Call (320) 485-3739. WANTED - Holstein bulls. Call (952) 200-9770. 37-41s WANTED - Land to rent. Paul Schultz. Call (320) 327-2763. HAY - Grass or alfalfa. Small squares. Stored inside. Call (763) 675-3318. 37-41s GRASS HAY - Round bales. Good for cattle. Stored inside, will deliver. (952) 955-1810 or (952) 955-3129. BEEF - Quarters. On sale this week. Corn fed. All home raised. Clean surroundings. Call (952) 955-1810 or (952) 955-3129. 37-41s I’LL FEED YOUR HORSES - I am available mornings to feed and water your horses. I live 4 miles north of Howard Lake. Call (320) 583-6842. Leave a message. TRACTOR AND PLOW - John Deere 2800 variable width with 4bottom plow with quick hitch. Class 2. Call (320) 485-3797. 37-41s CORNSTALK BALES - Round. (612) 619-1225 or (320) 286-5084. CORNSTALK BALES - 20 big round bales. 5’ x 6’. Put up dry. $20 each. Call (320) 286-5805. 36-40s MEADOW HAY - Large square bales $45, 4 x 5 round bales $30. Cokato. Call (320) 286-2901. HAY - Large round bales. 1,500 pound, 5’x6’ grass, alfalfa, or meadow hay. $35-$45. Call (952) 955-2541. 35-39s

THINKING SPRING FIX-UP? New construction and remodeling, masonry, carpentry, roofing, siding, and pole buildings. Give Schauer & Sons Construction, Inc. a call at (320) 327- 3170. Licensed and bonded #BC230114. 38z DAYCARE - Lester Prairie in-home daycare opening. Spots open for all ages, including infant. Newly licensed, 5 plus years of experience with children, plus I have an infant of my own. I am CPR, SIDS, and SBS certified. I also have many more hours of training involving child behavior, developmental patterns, and disciplining for all types. I am seeking fun, loving families who want their children to lead a fun, but structured day. I intend on providing an environment that is safe as well as a learning experience for the kids through discovery, trial and error, and play. I will be opening May 2012. Please call for inquiries. (320) 420-6520. 37-38p

DK’S DJ SERVICE - Top-quality DJ and karaoke service for wedding receptions, company/ corporate events, private parties, holiday parties, class reunions, community events, and school dances at reasonable prices. Wide music selections full of classic and current hits. Based in Delano and serving all of Minnesota. Call (612) 203-9818. 33tfc INSURANCE - Speeding tickets, auto accidents, or DUI charges costing you a car load of cash? Don’t waste hard-earned dollars on high insurance rates. See what Alex Roeser Agency of American Family Insurance can do for you today. Call for free quote. (763) 972-2951. 26tfc HANDYMAN - Call for a free estimate of your painting and home repair needs. No job too small. Locally owned and operated. Fully insured. See web site at www.pqsi. biz or contact Greg Krause at (612) 910-4411. License 20629398. 39tfc WILSON REPAIR - Specializing in motorcycles, marines, ATVs, snowmobiles, lawn and garden, and more. Pick up and delivery available. Call Ned (320) 275-9356. FARM WORK - Custom farm work wanted. Hay baling, mold board plow, skid loader work, pasture rejuvenation, spread horse manure. Delano, Watertown, Montrose area. Call (612) 366-4661. 43tfc

HAY - 2011 first crop alfalfa/grass hay. Small square bales stored inside. $2.85 per bale. Call (320) 286-5989. 35-39s HAY - Small squares. Alfalfa, timothy, orchard grass mix. No rain. Delivery available. (320) 232-1876. PLOW WANTED - Early/old, 5 shank, chisel plow. (952) 955-1910.


RUNNING GEAR - Easy Trail 1072. Trails excellent. Very good condition. $675 or best offer. Call (320) 583-5808. 34-38s

LAND WANTED - Looking for farmland to rent. (612) 239-3999. BEBO TRUCKING - Hauling grain, gravel, granite, and decorative rock. Competitive rates. Call Al (612) 735-4808. 44tfc

SERVICES Height Technology LLC

OPEN HOUSE MARCH 25 1:30-3:30 p.m. Quality built 2.645 square feet 3-bedroom, 3-bath rambler. Open floor plan. Custom hickory cabinets, off peak/in-floor heat,. Zero clearance entrance. Large master suite. Finished garage. $229,000

Jeff Campbell

Direct: (612) 554-7439 R15-18c

801 BUR OAK LN, WATERTOWN New construction - Parade of homes model. 2 bedroom, 1-3/4 bath on main level. Large kitchen with center island, Master 3/4 bath with double vanity. Main floor laundry. 3 car garage. Unfinished lower level walkout.

Linda Berg

(612) 965-1729


1458B RIVERPOINTE RD., WATERTOWN 2-level townhome. Well maintained, 2 bedroom, 2 bath plus loft. Stainless appliances. Central air, whirlpool tub, fireplace, attached 2-car garage, upper level laundry, walking trails to downtown. $169,900.

Linda Berg

(612) 965-1729


HWY 25, WATERTOWN Ready to be built. Rosewood Estates. Single level, walkout or 2-story. Local custom builder. Construction financing available. Country setting close to town and schools. Model available for showings. Starting at $149,900.

RUNNING GEAR - Easy Trail 674. Trails excellent. Very good condition. $375 or best offer. Call (320) 583-5808. 34-38s

V-BELTS AND WELD-A-HUB Sprockets, pulleys, and Interstate Batteries in stock. Hobert Sales, Cokato, 6 miles north on Co. Rd. 3. Call (320) 286-6284. 32tfc CROPLAND WANTED - Good cropland wanted to rent or buy. Watertown, Lyndale, Mayer, Waconia, and St. Boni area. Call (952) 955-3129 or (952) 955-1810. MORTGAGE LOANS - State Bank of Gibbon. Farm real estate mortgage loans with competitive rates and no origination fees. Call (507) 8346556 or (866) 251-9656. Call or stop by and visit with Mike, who has 28 years of farming experience, for more information and qualification requirements. Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender.


DAYCARE - Little Blessings Daycare. Licensed, CPR, and First Aid certified. Openings for all ages. Montrose. Call Melissa (763) 675-1739.

INSURANCE - Farmers and home owners: for your fire, wind, and liability insurance needs, give your local company a call. For sales and service, call collect/Metro (320) 274-8592. Howard Hokkanen, Cokato Mutual Fire Insurance Co., Annandale, MN. 55302. 26tfc

MINIATURE STUD HORSE - 3 1/2 years old. $100. (320) 395-4115.


Linda Berg

Tree Trimming & Removals Stump Removal, Lot Clearing Insured - Free Estimates Year-round service Servicing the west metro for 15+ years

Located in Watertown

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HOWARD LAKE - One and two bedroom apartments. Month to month lease from $395-$570/mo. Decrease in rent for one-year leases. Damage deposit required. No pets. Call Jody. (320) 963-6690 or (320) 963-3818. 8tfc WINSTED - Mobile homes for rent. 2 and 3 bedrooms. Starting at $350/mo. No pets. Call Jonette 800-252-4283. 6tfc

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WINSTED - Retail space in downtown Winsted. Over 2,000 square feet. Handicapped restroom and office space included. More space available. $495/mo. Call (320) 282-2915. 36-39c CITIES EDGE MINI STORAGE Multi-size units, monthly rates. All units have steel overhead garage doors. Sizes available: 10 x 12 for $40, 10 x 22.5 for $65, 10 x 20 for $60, and 10 x 25 for $65. Easy access and well lit. Call Chuck (320) 485-4621 or (320) 282-4999.

EMPLOYMENT Printing & Sign Worker Herald Journal is seeking a person to work in its print and sign departments, floating between departments to meet demands of job work. Hours to be determined. Knowledge of commercial printing and sign-making, and/or graphic design a big plus.. Willing to train the right person. Send resume to Herald Journal, Attn: Troy, PO Box 129, Winsted, MN 55395 38-39z

Delano Municipal Utilities, Delano, MN, which is located 20 minutes west of Minneapolis, is seeking an Energy Services Account Manager. The deadline for submitting resumes is March 12th, 2012 with a start date of April 2, 2012. DMU is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

Energy Service Account Manager: Primary responsibilities consist of, but are not limited to, assisting with delivery, implementation and marketing of the conservation improvement and energy efficiency improvement programs to our retail customers.

Single story, 2-bedroom townhome. Spacious Living room, dining room, and kitchen.

1. Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Business, Management, Finance, Energy Efficiency or equivalent industry experience 2. Position requires a person that has energy efficiency skills as well as strong project management and business skills 3. Must have ability to ensure the proper detailed analysis is performed as part of the due diligence process 4. Must have good communication and teamwork skills 5. Must have ability to apply critical thinking skills to study results and identify inherent errors 6. Be able to identify and present energy efficiency opportunities to residential, commercial and industrial retail customers 7. Must have broad experience in the electric utility industry in energy efficiency, ideally with a municipal utility 8. Must have knowledge of regulatory compliance requirements with Minnesota Conservation Improvement Program DMU offers an excellent benefit package including Public Employees Retirement, and health and dental insurance. Send resume with desired salary to Delano Municipal Utilities, P.O. Box 65, Delano, MN. 55328 or hand deliver to 11 Bridge Avenue West.



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SJF, a leader in the Material Handling Equipment Industry, has an opening for an experienced wire feed welder. This position requires analytical skills, mechanical aptitude, positive personality, and self-motivation; lifting requirements of 75#. Compensation depends on experience.

Stop by our office to fill out an application or send/fax your resume to: SJF Material Handling, Inc. PO Box 70, 211 Baker Avenue, Winsted, MN 55395. fax 320/485-2832. e-mail to

DENTAL OFFICE HELP - We are seeking an outgoing, friendly team player, with excellent customer service and communication skills. This position is for part-time float needed to help with front desk receptionist and treatment rooms. Fax resume and cover letter to (763) 972-9064 or email to OFFICE WORK - Seasonal/Part Time office work in Dassel-Cokato area. No experience necessary. Potential for full time. (320) 224-6965. MECHANIC - Full time mechanic, applicant must have at least five years experience in agriculture equipment repairs, including hydraulics, engines, transmission. and diagnostics. Resume with references and random drug testing required. Position will also be helping with general farm equipment operations and a class A license is a plus. Pay based on qualifications and experience. This is an independent Ag repair shop with a very good customer base. 40 plus hours a week year round. Send resume to David Pokornowski Farm Services, 8849 228th St., Silver Lake, MN 55381 or call (320) 510-1222. Position available April 2. 38-40c WELDER/FABRICATOR - Hecksel Machine is seeking full time person, experienced in steel, stainless, aluminum, and able to work off of print. We offer competitive wages, overtime, paid holidays, vacation, medical, and uniforms. Apply in person. 609 Carter Street NE Watertown, MN 55388. 952-955-1754. 38-39c

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Night shift, full time Call Tresha Melquist, RN, DON at (320) 286-2158 ext. 125 for more information. Applications can be completed at Cokato Manor, 182 Sunset Ave NW, Cokato, MN 55321

Growing company needs full time, dependable local regional drivers. Minimum requirements are 2 years experience, flatbed, van, and good MVR. Must have Class A CDL. Excellent benefits package. Call (320) 485-2325, or send resume to or K-Way Express Inc., Attn: Human Resources, PO Box 266, Winsted, MN 55395.

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1-BR apartment available • On-site caretakers • One-level living • Controlled entry • Air conditioning • In-unit W/D hook-up • Private patio • Detached garage available • Community room Call Wally or Wanda at


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Power sports salesperson for full line Honda, Arctic Cat, and Yamaha dealer. Work with a team of great people with an excellent showroom and a huge inventory. Guaranteed based income with commissions and excellent benefits include 401K.

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Spring Help Needed

We are accepting applications for drivers, both pickup and truck, to start approximately April 15. Must have CDL or be able to obtain a CDL with endorsements. 21 years old required. Overtime available.

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The City of Lester Prairie will be accepting applications for

to teach swimming lessons in June and July at the swimming pool. Applications may be picked up at the City Clerk’s Office between 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. Monday-Friday.

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SJF is seeking a Shipping Clerk/Materian Handler to work at our facilities in Winsted, MN. Responsibilities include picking orders, cubing and loading product onto flat bed and van trucks for shipment, unloading product for stock, and inventory control. Ideal candidate will have 2 plus years of working in a warehouse or shipping experience, solid computer knowledge, forklift experience and willingness to work outdoors. If this opportunity interests you, please submit a cover letter and your resume directly to Ed Salonek, or send or fax to SJF, PO Box 70, Winsted, MN 55395, fax (320) 485-2832


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Vinyl Installer & Graphic Designer Herald Journal Sign & Graphics has a full-time position to work in our busy sign department. Duties include design, weeding and vinyl application, construction skills for installing signs. Knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite and Flexi-Sign software is a big plus. Send resume to Herald Journal, Attn: Troy, PO Box 129, Winsted, MN 55395



MAPLE PLAIN - Quiet downtown office. 700 square feet. Ground floor, individual entrance, and private restroom. $650/mo. with 1year lease. Call Jennifer or Kathy (763) 479-8149. 38-40p



DASSEL - 1-bedroom apartment. Quiet building. New flooring and appliances. On-site laundry, offstreet parking. Includes heat, water, sewer, and garbage. Ask about our winter move in special. Call (320) 286-5900. 23tfc WINSTED - Lakeview, very nice upper level of home. Private deck, and appliances. Ideal for one or two people. No pets, no smoking. (320) 485-2511 or (320) 485-2607. 23tfc DELANO - Housing for seniors, handicapped, and disabled persons at Delano Crow River Villa and Ridge Manor Apartments. Rent based on income. For application, visit or call (763) 972-2945. 19tfc WINSTED - Beautiful lakeshore apartment building. 2-bedroom, $535/mo., $585/mo with pet. Vertical blinds, air conditioning, new appliances. Near park, on-site management, off-street parking, and on-site laundry. Smoke free building. Call (651) 261-3854 or (612) 483-6872. 33tfc

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NURSING ASSISTANT REGISTERED Full time evenings Credit for experience Benefits at 40 hrs/2 weeks Insurance available Work with friendly caring staff

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HELP WANTED - Human Services Technician – Part-time, evenings and weekends. $13/hour to start. Vinland Center, located in Loretto, is a 41bed residential chemical dependency treatment center for adults with cognitive and physical disabilities. Contact Rick Krueger at (763)479-4506. 37-39p CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR - Delano United Methodist church, 16 hours per week, Monday - Thursday. Email resumes to pastormattsipe@gmail. com. For questions, call (763) 9723492. Applications due by April 1. MECHANIC - Part time auto mechanic. Flexible hours, located south of Buffalo. For more information call Jim (612) 232-1876. 38-39p COOKS - Full time line cooks. A.M. or P.M. shifts. Flexibility available, experience helpful. Apply within - afternoons. Sunni’s Grille, 728 6th St., Howard Lake. No phone calls please.

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SERVICE STAFF - Windsong Farm Golf Club, located in Independence, is hiring service staff for the upcoming season. Open positions include a Dining Room Manager, Cooks, Bussers, and Servers. Contact to request an application or for more information. HELP WANTED - Full time seasonal gardening and lawn maintenance positions open, must have good driving record. Pay based on experience. Contact Mary or Becky for more information at (763) 658-1415 or stop in and fill out an application at 6340 1st S., Waverly. 36-38c DRIVER/OPERATOR Neaton Brothers Erosion is seeking a driver/ operator/laborer. Class A license preferred. Clean driving record required. Experience preferred, but will train the right candidate. Union position. EEO Please call or stop in to fill out an application. 952-955-2412. 36-38c

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WCC’s all-conference dancers; season results All-WCC dancers Delano Addie Bona Alex Schreyer Hannah Peters Orono Madi Hyde Catherine Braunshweig Laura Kuehn Glencoe-Silver Lake Abby Ruschmeyer Catlin Miller Mound-Westonka Margot Anderson Haley Swanson Betsy Baer Ashley Woytcke Bridget Olsen Hutchinson Abby McKimm Sarah Jensen Morgan Lenz Annandale Tayler McKnight Brianna Hohenstein Litchfield Ashlyn McGraw Natasha Gomez

2. Mound-Westonka 14 3. Delano 12 4. Hutchinson 10 5. Orono 8 6. Annandale 6 7. Litchfield 4 8. GSL 2 Finals – Orono, Jan. 14 Jazz 1. Mound Westonka 16 2. Waconia 14 3. Orono 12 4. Delano 10 5. Hutchinson 8 6. Litchfield 6 7. Annandale 4 8. GSL 2

Waconia Krissy Rademacher Madison Peitz Marisa Keidel Mackenzie Lautzenhiser

WCC Meet Results Hutchinson, Dec. 8 High Kick 1. Mound-Westonka 8 2. Waconia 7 3. Hutchinson 6 4. Orono 5 5. Delano 4 6. GSL 3 7. Annandale 2 8. Litchfield 1 Mound-Westonka Jazz 1. Mound Westonka 8 2. Waconia 7 3. Delano 6 4. Orono 5 5. Hutchinson 4 6. Litchfield 3 7. Annandale 2 8. GSL 1

Overall Results Combined High Kick and Jazz Routines 1. Mound-Westonka 46 2. Waconia 44 3. Delano 32 4. Orono 30 5. Hutchinson 28 6. Litchfield 14 Annandale 14 7. Glencoe-Silver Lake 8

Finals – Orono, Jan. 14 High Kick 1. Waconia 16

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Bison girls hockey recap and awards The Buffalo Bison girls hockey team finished with an 14-10-3 overall record and was 4-1-1 in the Mississippi 8 Conference. They finished second to North Wright County in the conference standings. The Bison lost to Minnetonka in the Section 6AA semifinals. Photo submitted Katie Rooney became the The Delano Tigers Dance Team had three all-conference dancers. They were Addie Bona, Alex team’s all-time points leader. Schreyer and Hannah Peters. She scored 55 points on 30 goals and 25 assists, and now has 150 career points. GIRLS BASKETBALL Team Awards Hobey Baker Character Award: Ashley Lewis Most Valuable Player: Lindsay The Delano girls basketball Hartfiel team finished with an 8-20 reMiss Offense: Katie Rooney cord and was 3-13 in the Wright Miss Defense: Emily Varner County Conference. Miss Hustle: Katie Vatnsdal The Tigers won their firstMost Improved: Sydney MartiPhoto by Matt Kane round Section 5-3A tournament chuski Ashley Eff ertz scored 18 points for the Bison this winter on eight game 75-51 at Big Lake, but Rookie of the Year: Ashley Ef- goals and 10 assists. She was named the team’s rookie of the were eliminated by a 61-54 loss fertz year. at Monticello, the eventual secCoach’s Award: Katie Vatnstion champion. dal WCC Awards 2011-12 Captains: Lexie Player Statistics Honorable mention: Emily Magaard, Katie Rooney, Emily Skaters Games Goals Assists Pts PIM Behrman and Alex Wittinger Varner Rooney 27 30 25 55 2 Team Awards 19 25 44 6 Wright County Conference L. Roethke 27 Best Practice Player: Hanna Prodahl 27 12 13 25 28 Awards Vidmar 27 8 10 18 10 Honorable Mention: Em- Effertz Varner 27 3 11 14 12 Sixth-man Award: Brooke ily Ackmann, Ashley Effertz, Rixe 27 1 13 14 36 Lemke Lexie Magaard, Laurel Prodahl Ackmann 27 3 10 13 8 Chairman of the Boards (best A. Roethke 27 7 6 13 38 and Katie Vatnsdal rebounder): Alex Wittinger 3 6 9 20 All-Conference: Lindsey Hart- Magaard 27 Vatnsdal 26 6 3 9 6 Most Improved Player: Katie fiel, Lindsay Roethke, Katie Noetzelman 27 3 1 4 10 Emmer Rooney and Emily Varner Martichuski 27 2 2 4 4 Hustle Award: Emily Behrman Tormanen 27 0 1 1 2 Other Recognition Photo by Matt Kane 2012-13 Captains: Katie Em0 5 0 14 All-State Honorable Mention: VanBergen 25 mer, Savanah Bettin and Dar- Senior Emily Behrman was a WCC honorable mention selection Katie Rooney and the team’s “Hustle Award” winner. Goalie Games Wins Losses Ties SOG Saves GAA SV% SO ian Sowers Senior Classic All-Stars: Emily Hartfiel 27 14 10 3 789 726 2.49 .920 3 Ackmann and Laurel Prodahl Lewis 4 0 0 0 12 2 1.00 .833 0 Player Statistics

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Delano boys hockey recap and awards The Delano boys hockey team finished with an 19-8 overall record and was 9-3 in the Wright County Conference. The Tigers’ 18 points in the conference were good enough for the WCC championship. Delano lost to Blake 4-2 in the semifinals of the Section 2A playoffs. Team Awards Scholar Athlete: Jack Prinsen (4.0 GPA) Rookie of the Year: Grant Prinsen Most Improved Player: Dean Halonen and Drake Hunter Tiger Award: Dillon McLain Most Valuable Player: Ryan Pinoniemi

Photo by Matt Kane

Delano’s Bob Emmer (18) celebrates a goal with teammates Jake Wright County Conference Lorentzen (16) and Lucas Anderson (18). Awards Honorable Mention: Dean Halonen, Drake Hunter, Josh McLain, Andy Mueller Player Statistics All-Conference: Jared Berg, Skaters Games Goals Assists Pts PPG SH PIM 27 17 44 2 5 14 Dillon McLain, Ryan Pinoni- J. Prinsen 27 D. McLain 27 15 29 44 6 0 31 emi, Jack Prinsen D. Halonen 27 14 21 35 4 4 16 Other Recognition Hunter 25 17 15 32 4 0 62 Hobey Baker Character Award: J. McLain 27 2 12 28 2 0 58 Dillon McLain A. McLain 27 12 15 27 1 0 13 27 5 19 24 3 0 4 AP All-State Honorable Men- Oja Mueller 27 11 11 22 3 0 15 tion: Ryan Pinoniemi Berg 27 6 15 21 3 0 27 Pioneer Press All-Metro west: Ylitalo 26 8 9 17 1 0 2 Dillon McLain, Jack Prinsen Anderson 26 6 10 16 2 0 33 2 12 14 1 0 19 Ted Brill Great 8 selection: G. Prinsen 27 Lorentzen 27 0 14 14 0 0 6 Ryan Pinoniemi The Delano team is also recognized by the MHCA for a composite GPA of 3.52. Academic All-conference honors for Jack Prinsen, Dillon McLain, Ryan Pinoniemi and Andy Mueller.

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