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Red Ribbon Week Fillmore Central Band coordinates scary fundraiser promoted in Chatfield A couple of years ago, Jay Masters of Harmony came up with a great idea for an event that would help the Fillmore Central Band raise money. He approached Lane Powell, the band director, with the idea of a haunted house. “I told him that if he could get it figured out, we could do it,” said Powell. This last spring Masters had it figured out, and the work began.

high school students have spent many hours assembling the haunted house. Powell explained they are building the walls so they are interchangeable. The plan is to switch it up so you don’t see the same house every year. “We want people to get the most bang for their buck,” said Powell. Keeping the Haunted House affordable was important, too. You can tour the haunted house for five dollars a person. An unlimited pass is $20, and a family of five or more only has

special event, but the fundraiser is getting a lot of free advertising as well. SMG Web Design donated a free website, and there will be radio spots on KFIL and two spots with KTTC. Powell believes the idea for a haunted house is a great way to bring people to Harmony. “It’s unique,” he said. “There aren’t many people that do this.” Proceeds from the event will go to the Fillmore Central High School Band and choir events for upcoming performance

In the tradition of the Big Band Bash, a dinner and music fundraiser that has grown each year, now comes the Monster Bash. If all goes well, Powell and Masters are hoping to make this an annual event as well. The haunted house will be at the Community Center in Harmony. The city of Harmony has donated the use of the gym for two and a half weeks. Powell said they began raising funds for the fundraiser. Local businesses donated $100, and their names will be put on a t-shirt. “There is over $7,000 that has been raised,” said Powell. “And that’s for the supplies to build it.” According to Powell, the response from the community has been overwhelming. Several volunteers, parents, and

to pay $20. T-shirts are available for $15. Building on the walls began in June. “Mark Scheevel donated the shed for us to use,” said Powell. “We got plywood 2x4s donated from Rochester, and Fountain Lumber donated wood.” Volunteers worked in shifts. The morning crew would build from 8-12, and the afternoon crew would paint from 12-4. Masters and Powell worked on the entrance to the house and the graveyard. The actual house, which will look like a real house on the outside, will be a big maze that will take 20 minutes to walk through. “There is a lot going into it,” shared Powell. He added there will be some frightening things going on outside as well. Not only have people donated time and money for this

trips, including the band’s trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida in the spring. Powell was overwhelmed by the willingness of the community to help out with the fundraiser, and the great help from Masters. “He’s very community driven,” said Powell. “He wants to see something good in town. Harmony has a lot of people like that. It’s very special.” The first night of the event is made to be less scary for younger kids, and will be October 19 from 4-7pm. The Monster Bash will also be October 20 from 7-11 p.m., Oct. 21-25 from 7-10 p.m., Oct. 26-27 from 7-11 p.m., and Oct. 28-31 from 7-10 p.m. More information can be found on the website: www.fcfundraising. com.

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Chatfield students MaKayla and Mariah Pederson promoted this campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of illegal drug use and the abuse of alcohol at the council’s October 8 meeting. Red Ribbon Week is to be October 23-31 in Chatfield. The national campaign is sponsored by National Family Partnership. The Chatfield SADD Chapter is encouraging the campaign, as research has shown that young people who avoid the influence of drugs and alcohol are not as likely to engage in behaviors that are self-destructive and that can be harmful to other people and their property. Pump Repairs Darryl Haner, Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent, explained that Quality Flow Systems has completed the annual inspection of all the pumps at the plant and at the remote lift stations. Two pumps need repair,

including a scum pump with a seal failure and a reed bed drain pump with a damaged cord. The cost to rebuild one pump and to repair the cord on the other will be about $3,700 plus tax. The council approved the repairs. Other Business In Brief •Police Chief Shane Fox stated that three vehicles are cleared for sale. Two were abandoned vehicles and one was an alcohol related forfeiture. The sale of the vehicles was authorized. •Mayor Don Hainlen listed items discussed in the Public Works Committee. There has been a request for handicapped parking in front of the VFW which will be discussed with people at the VFW before any action. There will be discussions with residents adjacent to Outlot B before action is taken. Thirty-five areas needing work See CHATFIELD Page 8 

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Rushford delves into strategic planning By K irsten Zoellner

After the first of several scheduled strategic planning meetings, Rushford’s council and administrative staff is developing a clearer picture of the future of the city. Guided by nine strategies for success, three key topics, including the Public Works, the Police department, and city budget, were discussed at length. At

the Monday, October 9 council meeting, the discussion continued. In regards to the budget, Councilor Vern Bunke offered that perhaps the city ought to prep for budgetary talks far prior than when the preliminary budget is set each September. “We always seem to be working under the gun. If we can get it on the department heads’ calenSee RUSHFORD Page 9 

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Community Notification meeting scheduled to An old-fashioned cookie walk ple can walk around and easily Barb Jeffers discuss Level 3 Predatory Offender in Cherry Grove By Cookies, cookies, and make their choices. Once you

The Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office is releasing information pursuant to Minnesota Statute 244.052 to the community regarding a Level 3 Predatory Offender. This offender is not wanted by the police and has served the sentences imposed on him by the court. George Robert Van Fossen

moved into a temporary address near rural Cherry Grove (Fillmore County) on 10-02-2012. He has been convicted of Criminal Sexual Conduct in the First Degree with a child under the age of 13. The victim was a female and the contact included penetration. A Community Notification

Meeting has been scheduled for October 17, 2012, at 6:00pm at the Cherry Grove Community Center. Representatives from the Department of Corrections, Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office and the Fillmore County Attorney’s Office will be available to provide you with useful information on public safety.

Former Historic Bluff Country Executive Director facing charges of forgery By Jade Sexton On October 8, 2012, former Historic Bluff Country (HBC) Administrator Kristina Nolte, 41 of Mabel, appeared at the Fillmore County Courthouse. She faced several felony charges: two counts of aggravated forgery, two counts of theft by check, and two counts of forgery, after allegedly taking money from HBC during the time she worked there, from 2008 through November of 2011. Last December, shortly after Nolte’s employment ended, a current HBC employee noticed there were suspicious financial transactions dating back to 2008, when Nolte began her employment there. She and the board members agreed they should contact law enforcement

about what they discovered. There were several inconsistencies and suspicious transactions that alerted the HPC board and employees to contact police. Nolte had allegedly used the HBC credit card for her own personal purchases, and paid for it with HBC money. She had allegedly written several suspicious checks with HBC money, had allegedly reimbursed herself for mileage that board members felt was excessive, and had allegedly made payments from the HBC account to her own personal accounts, a couple of them that were also in her husband’s name. She had allegedly acquired a $15,000 loan for HBC by fabricating a board meeting that never happened

and obtaining a signature from the secretary under false pretenses. During her time working for HBC, there were several times the bank account was overdrawn. The former employee whose name was on the credit card Nolte allegedly used allegedly had trouble getting a home loan from the bank because of problems with the credit card. When questioned by law enforcement, Nolte said she couldn’t remember what the checks were for that she had written. She did, however, admit to fabricating a board meeting. Nolte’s next court appearance is October 22, 2012. She is facing maximum penalties of up to 10 years in jail, $20,000 fine, or both.

more cookies! The Bethlehem Lutheran Church WELCA of Lanesboro, Minn. held their annual Cookie Walk on Saturday, October 6. The event was held at the Sons of Norway Lodge in Lanesboro with hundreds of dozens of cookies up for grabs. Customers with sweet tooths waited in line until the doors opened at 10:00 a.m. waiting to get their hands on the goodies. The Cookie Walk ends when the cookies are sold out. When a customer walks in they are given a box with a plastic glove inside to wear as they pick out their cookies. The tables of cookies are arranged in a large square shape, so peo-

have all the cookies you would like, the WELCA women weigh your box of cookies, charging five dollars per pound. The wide assortment of cookies makes choosing difficult with old-fashioned favorites such as date-filled, Aunt Sally, and oatmeal raisin cookies. Of course there were the ever-popular chocolate chip, peanut butter, and molasses cookies on the tables as well. Then there were the timely Halloween cookies and even some Christmas cookies! After sampling a few (or more) cookies it is easy to see why the Old-Fashioned Cookie Walk is an event many people look forward to every year.

Hundreds of dozens of cookies were up for grabs at the Cookie Walk at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Photo by Barb Jeffers

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C ommentary Recessions and depressions By Stan Gudmundson Bill Clinton told us that the recession Obama “inherited” was too big for any president to solve in one term. Really? Earlier I noted that there is a simple explanation that precisely defines what recessions and depressions are. Recessions and depressions are Col. Stan nothing more Gudmunson and nothing less than a misallocation of resources. The same can also be said about an economy that is stuck in only what can be described as lousy performance territory. As it is today. History is also very clear about what happens when depressions and recessions occur. They are sharp and painful and don’t last very long. In a recent column, economist Tom Sowell reviewed just a couple of a couple of these. The first one was a depression in the early 20s that was over in 18 months or so. Second, he reviewed the result of Reagan’s policies. Within two years after Reagan assumed office, the economy picked up and gained steam. What’s more, that expansion kept going for over 20 years and included Bill Clinton’s two terms. Had he been honest, Clinton, in his speech to the Democrat Convention, should have made it very clear that he governed the country as a conservative economic supply-sider as Reagan and Bush-I did before him. Of course he had a little help from a Republican Congress but still, apart from rest of his seamy presidency, his economic policies were mostly effective. I know how you liberals, ah

sorry, progressives hate being reminded of this. But those are the facts. Again, one needs to reemphasize that depressions and recessions do not last a long time. That is unless government “helps” by charging in with six guns blazing away. The Great Depression itself lasted as long as it did because liberals, ah sorry again, progressives of the day, kept interfering with the markets ability to reallocate resources properly. Government does not have the knowledge or capability to reallocate maladjustments in the economy. Moreover, as our world becomes more complex the gap between what government thinks it can do and what it really can do becomes wider and wider. If all of the efforts FDR’s administration made didn’t result in an end to that economic mess, how is it remotely possible to conclude that what they did was correct? You really can’t unless you explain it away with “logic” that is either total fiction or delusional. The same kinds of misguided efforts of the depression apply to today’s foundering economy. Obama’s $800 billion stimulus package contributed absolutely nothing to the useful reallocation of misallocated resources. In a similar way, GSE’s Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, by foolishly redistribuiting vast sums of money, bear major responsibility for creating the current economic turmoil. But they have a failure-proof business plan. When there are profits they pay themselves big time but when they don’t, taxpayers have to cover their losses. Neat. Government cannot allocate resources properly. That is as hard and fast a rule as the law of gravity.

Yet the Democrats tell us Obama needs more time. No he doesn’t. History is very clear and it tells us that the only thing that Obama and his policies will do is to make things worse, far worse. Obama also said that we don’t need to “go back to same policies that got us into this mess in the first place.” Tom Sowell says, “That sounds very persuasive, if you don’t know the facts - and it sounds like pure hogwash if you do.” Oh how true. Economist Larry Kudlow says that “Obama’s economic program of tax, spend and regulate has been a dismal failure.” How are doing? Gas prices have almost doubled and in some parts of the country, they have more than doubled. Remember back a few years during the Bush presidency, a spike in gas prices was supposedly created to help Bush’s buddies. What’s going on here? Is Obama not so stealthily helping Haliburton and big oil too? Green energy. Almost $100 billion disappeared into oblivion in bankrupt green energy schemes. Tell me again how government can properly allocate scarce resources i.e., our tax dollars. $5 trillion added to the national debt, and around 40 percent of it comes from borrowing. It is completely immoral to steal the future from our children and grandchildren. Moreover, this is unsustainable. And insane. In spite of a law requiring them to do so every year, Congress, thanks to Senator Harry Greed and Obama, haven’t passed a budget in more than 1200 days. What plan do Democrats have that will keep us from driving over the looming fiscal cliff? Their answer was, “We don’t have one but we know we don’t like yours (Ryan’s). By the way, why hasn’t the Senator released

his tax records?” Unemployment rate? Under Eight percent? Horse hockey. Larry Kudlow says that we need to create 250,000 jobs a month to have a robust economy. Yet we add around 100,000 per month and the “official” jobless rate drops? That can’t happen unless government statisticians are doing something else. And they are. They just reduce the estimation of the number of people in the work force and presto, make the unemployment figure anything they want. In August the feds removed 368,000 from the work force. By the way, about 50 percent of all recent college graduates are either unemployed or underemployed. Many of them have had to move back in with Mom and Dad. Most important are the constitutional issues. As Tom Sowell says, “The Constitution of

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the United States cannot protect us unless we protect the Constitution...If laws passed by the elected representatives of the people can be simply overruled unilaterally by whoever is in the White House, then we are no longer a free people...No President of the United States is authorized to repeal parts of legislation passed by Congress... (E)very President takes an oath to faithfully execute the laws that have been passed and sustained -- not just the ones he happens to agree with.” Give Obama another chance? Really? He is a complete failure. Instead of dragging out the 80-year old Democrat play book and running a “scare the seniors and everyone else about Republicans” campaign why don’t Democrats just run on their record and also remind us of what history tells us? But they can’t can they?

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C ommentary The Emperor has no clothes!

one has ever maxed out a credit card, you know how difficult it is to cover the principle, much less the mounting interest debt. How is this country ever going to pay off over $16 trillion in our very generous but unsustainable government handout system? I’m not referring to SSI and Medicare, here. Indeed, we’re literally borrowing money from China to pay Libya! (What’s wrong with this picture?) The Barack Obama we saw on the debate stage the other night is the real Barack Obama, without his “clothes” and without a plan to solve our nation’s grave problems. We’ve been led to believe… •The war on terror is all but over, even while our brave diplomats and warriors are being

slaughtered; •That we don’t need to know about the $90 billion that has been given to Solyndra and other failed green energy businesses; •That we must rely on Mideast natural energy resources instead of our own; •That a Federal government serving over 300 million people does not need to operate under a budget; •That the wealthy aren’t paying their fair share, even though they represent a giant’s portion of employers who are already crunching the books to see if the new mandated healthcare costs will require more layoffs, or if they can just pass the cost on to the consumer; •That more Federal oversight is beneficial, when we’ve already

seen the price tag of that philosophy! I am ashamed at how the President parades himself around on talk shows and the campaign trail, demonstrating little substance to his “Presidential” rhetoric, touting his “job created” numbers without mentioning his “job lost” numbers, calling his opponent a liar as if he were some bully on a school playground and continuing to make campaign promises that he hasn’t been able to keep thus far. It’s time the “townspeople” began seeing his abysmal failure as the leader of this great nation! Let’s put a real leader in charge. Mitt Romney has a proven track record in his business, with the Olympics and in Massachusetts. He can do this!

Listless Congress cedes power to White House

Letter about the marriage amendment To the Editor, On November 6, 2012, Minnesotans will vote on a constitutional amendment that would permanently limit the freedom to marry for committed samesex couples in our state. The question will be “Shall the Minnesotan Constitution be amended to provide that only the union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Minnesota.” I believe this is a hurtful amendment. A “Yes” vote on this amendment would permanently limit the freedom of same -sex couples to ever marry in Minnesota. A “No” vote would NOT legalize marriage for same-sex couples, but would simply allow conversation about marriage to continue. Marriage is about love, commitment, and responsibility and no one should be told that it is

illegal to marry the person they love. Same-sex couples want to marry for the same reasons as anyone else. Yes, marriage is about love and as I have shared before, “No clergy or church will be forced to marry same-sex couples if they choose not to.” Did you read the recent article written by Rev. Jackson, Greenfield Lutheran Church, “Love Will Always Win.” He asks “Is what I am DOING loving?” and that “it is impossible to hate our brother or sister and still love God.” Most Minnesotans have gay relatives, friends, neighbors, or colleagues and we know how much this vote means to them. Actually, defeating this amendment matters to everyone because equal rights and equal treatment is a value we all value. Please vote “no” on November 6th and remember “love belongs to everyone.” Kathie Haynes Canton, MN

Letter about Voter ID To the Editor, The only time to guarantee there is no voter fraud is before the ballots go into the box. Once a vote is cast, no one knows, nor should they know, who voted for whom. The recounts in Minnesota over the last several cycles have proved nothing about whether the votes were legally cast, only that the tallies of the actual

ballots were accurate. Two states, Indiana and Georgia have held elections under new picture ID laws. In both cases they have seen a boost in voter participation overall and particularly among minorities. The conclusion seems to be the more the confidence in the system, the better the turn out. David Boone Houston, MN

By Valencia Gaddis A delightful fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen tells about two swindlers who convince the emperor that they could create a suit of clothes that would be invisible to those who are incompetent, stupid or unfit for service in the kingdom. His Valencia Gaddis subjects play along, of course, not wanting to lose their jobs. And while the emperor secretly acknowledges the clothes to be invisible to him as well, he throws himself into

By Lee H. Hamilton There is a widespread sense, both in Washington and around the country, that Congress has just ended one of the most listless and unproductive sessions in memory. When its members bolted town to go home and campaign, they left a long list of big Lee Hamilton issues unaddressed — immigration reform, “the fiscal cliff,” climate change, entitlement reform, cyber-security. Even worse, they ignored the basics, too: a new farm bill; a Postal Service that desperately needs restructuring; spending bills to keep the government operating beyond next March. So there’s no mystery why Congress’s standing is so low not just among the public at large, but also among the people who pay close attention to its behavior. “An unsurpassed record of failure,” is how USA Today characterized the just-concluded session. There are consequences to this fecklessness, most of them pretty obvious: the nation’s many challenges are not being met, and everyone trying to plan ahead, from postal workers to farmers to federal contractors and most businesses in the country, is left in limbo. What is less appreciated is that when Congress fails to act, there is another consequence

the ruse, even parading through the streets with everyone looking on. When a child points out the inevitable, he realizes the townspeople are seeing their undressed leader. I believe President Obama is a lot like that emperor, being deceived by the media and his teleprompter into believing that his disgraceful performance is OK because he is still a likeable guy. Even for those lucky ones who have jobs, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to manage household finances, with skyrocketing gas prices that drive up the cost of goods, reduced household income, and looming healthcare taxes and penalties. And if any-

as well: it unwittingly transfers power to the President. You can see this dynamic in play right now on the issue of cyber-security. A recent “denial of service” attack on six major US banks — which caused internet blackouts and online banking problems — illustrates why the issue has moved to the front burner in Washington. Indeed, many experts believe that computer intrusions and network attacks have become the greatest threat to our national security. Yet Congress, despite the urgent efforts of several of its leading members, was unable to agree on an approach to the issue; it adjourned without producing legislation to protect the nation’s digital infrastructure. So voices within the national security establishment have urged President Obama to take action now, by issuing an executive order to put in place standards for protecting against cyber attacks. Indeed, even before Congress adjourned, such an order was being drafted; critics have labeled the move a power grab, but there’s a widespread consensus that national security requires action now, not when Congress can get around to it. There’s a certain logic to this. If Congress can’t act on urgent matters, then Americans expect the President to do so. The White House even has a slogan — “We Can’t Wait” — for the long list of policies it has crafted. It’s issued orders creating jobs for veterans,

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raising fuel economy standards, halting the deportation of illegal immigrants who entered the U.S. when they were children, changing welfare policy to allow states to test new approaches to boosting employment, making it easier for students to repay their federal student loans, and helping distressed homeowners refinance their mortgages. You might argue that the White House has had the productive session that Congress ought to have had. But let’s not pretend that this is how things should be. Executive orders may put needed policies in place, but they are also a unilateral exercise of presidential power that turns away from the constitutional division of power between the president and Congress. By their nature they cannot be as comprehensive and inclusive as legislation passed by the timehonored, traditional legislative process. More to the point, executive orders are produced only within the executive branch. They have not been through the give and take of the lawmaking process, they have not been shaped by robust debate, and they lack the authority and legitimacy that legislation produced in full public view enjoys. There is a reason the Framers of the Constitution invested the power to initiate legislation in Congress — that is where the American people have the greatest leverage. Small wonder the courts tend to give less deference to executive orders than they do to legislation enacted by Congress. When Congress becomes so tied up by partisanship that it cannot act, it hurts everyone who might have been helped by its failed legislation. But its chief victim is itself, as it foregoes its own constitutionally mandated role in our republic and hands more power to the President. Lee Hamilton is Director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 34 years.

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Obituaries Paola R. Kipp Paola R. Kipp, age 48, of rural Harmony, Minnesota died Sunday, October 7, 2012, at her home. Memorial services will be 10:30 AM Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel. Visitation will be Saturday 9 – 10:30 AM at the Funeral Home. Darrell Lobland Darrell Lobland, 69, of Wykoff, died Friday, October 5, 2012, at the Olmsted Medical Center in Rochester. Darrell was born on February 13, 1943, in Austin, Minnesota the son of Glen and Freda (Bremseth) Lobland. He attended school in Kellogg Minnesota. On March 8, 1961, he enlisted in the United States Army and was stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas. He was discharged on March 14, 1964. He was a union carpenter

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for many years. Darrell enjoyed hunting, fishing, and was an avid Minnesota Twins and Vikings fan. He is survived by three daughters: Jodi Dahl (Todd Rye) of Wykoff; Marni (Bill) Woltz Spring Valley; and Katie (Ben) Rowland of Fountain; six grandchildren: Mandi, Megan, Samantha, Mavis, Gavin, and Louis; one greatgrandson, Dominick; his mother Freda, Rochester; one sister, Sandra Peterson of Sedalia, Colorado; two nephews, and a special daughter, Shari Gartner.He was preceded in death by a daughter Keta and his father Glen. A Celebration of Life was held on Saturday, October 13, 2012, at Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore, Minn., with Gary Kneeskern delivering the service address. Military graveside rites were performed by the Lanesboro American Legion. There was a luncheon following the graveside service at the Wykoff Community Center.

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will have to be decided if the improvements can be paid for with the levy or if bonding will be needed. This issue will be discussed at an upcoming meeting of the Committee of the Whole. Hainlen said the trees on Main Street have matured to the point that they are causing the sidewalk to heave up, making a “trip hazard.” Jacobson added it will have to be decided if we take them out this fall or leave them another year. Hainlen expects removing the root ball will disturb the sidewalk, which will have to be done in order to plant new trees. Replacing these trees with new younger trees will be expensive. This issue will be

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dars early enough, and get it to the council earlier, we could discuss it earlier,” he noted. “I’m more comfortable with that. It’s not just throwing a dart at a board.” City Administrator Steve Sarvi agreed. “September doesn’t give you much wiggle room and there’s not much we can do after that. I hesitate to go into September tight and not be able to make adjustments later in the year,” he cautioned. “I think it might be a good idea to have a sub-committee to meet with the department heads and crunch the numbers ahead of time.” Another key point for Bunke is aiming to maintain a 0 percent increase for the 2013 budget. “For our citizens, that should be our goal,” he offered. “We’ve discussed the concept in the past. My point is to maintain a high level of service and performance. If we can find a cheaper way to do it, we should do it.” As in years past, Bunke also highlighted other potential cost savings to the city. “We need a thorough study of current time/task relationships to seek potential expense reductions, performance enhancements, and training opportunities for each employee,” read a memo to the council provided by the councilor. “The purpose is to provide understanding and definition of the effectiveness and efficiency of the current labor model being utilized within current city staffing needs,” it continued. For Bunke this is especially noted with the Public Works department. “It’s an opportunity to understand Public Works better, but we’re going to have to ask them to provide us with some data. To them, it’s an onerous thing, but without the data we don’t know. We can make better decisions with it,” said Bunke. A second strategic planning session has been scheduled for Saturday, November 3, from 9am until noon, at city hall. There the council and staff hope to discuss the remaining items from the agenda list including Economic Development Authority (EDA), Rushford Municipal Electric, Planning and Zoning, Tree Board, Library, and Council/General Government. The next regularly scheduled council meeting is Monday, October 22, at 6:30pm, at city hall. The public is encouraged to attend. Cherry Grove United Methodist ChUrCh AnnUAl

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Spring Valley City Council approves new solid waste contract By Gary Peterson After 30 minutes of discussion, the Spring Valley City Council voted to award the solid waste contract for residential garbage to Waste Management. The decision was made after an informal poll from members of the Council. Mayor Jim Struzyk said that he had one person who favored awarding the contract to Sunshine Sanitation of Stewartville. When the final tally was made among the Council members, there

were three people that favored Sunshine and seven endorsing Waste Management. A Waste Management spokesperson said that the prices for residential are locked in and commercial would be able to make their own choice. Under the contract the 32 gallon cart was $7.07 and the City or resident would pay an additional fee if diesel fuel increases to a dollar amount equal to or above $4.00 per gallon. Council members dis-

cussed the proposal and then voted in favor of awarding the contract to Waste Management with one member, Todd Jones voting no. Broadway pay estimate #4 Payment of $237,055.90 was made to Yaggy Colby for the Broadway street project. The total amount paid to date is $1,503,628.74 which reflects 82 percent of the project completion. Approval for radios Council approved a purchase

of four Motorola radios at a cost of $3,100.00 to replace current radios when the new radio system is in operation. The cost includes programming and a three-year warranty. Todd Jones brought forward the names of four applicants that will be assigned to the Spring Valley Fire Department. Pending background checks the four people will be accepted. They are Nick Atwood, Dennis Yoder, Brad Musel and Robert Vogen.

“I AM” documentary film to be shown at the St. Mane Theatre Lanesboro, Minn. – Lanesboro Arts Center will present a FREE screening of ‘I AM,’ on Friday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Mane Theatre. ‘I AM’ asks two questions: What’s wrong with our world, and what can we do to make it better? The filmmaker behind the inquiry is Tom Shadyac, one of Hollywood’s leading comedy practitioners and the creative force behind such blockbusters as Ace Ventura and The Nutty Professor. However, in ‘I AM’, Tom steps in front of the camera to recount what happened to him after a cycling accident left him incapacitated, possible for good. He ultimately

recovered, and emerged with a new sense of purpose, determined to share his own awakening to his prior life of excess and greed, and to investigate how he as an individual, and we as a race, could improve the way we live and walk in the world. Following the film will be a community discussion led by Fred Kiel of Lanesboro. In the film, Shadyac interviews scientists, psychologists, artists, environmentalists, authors, activists, philosophers, entrepreneurs, and others in his quest for truth. Bishop Desmond Tutu, Dr. Noam Chomsky, historian Dr. Howard Zinn,

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fortunate to have availability to feed, even if it is at a higher price, as some parts of the country struggle over feed shortages. Production operations may shift, but it’s not likely that many with simply throw in the towel. “There has been some consolidation of the pork business in Fillmore County, as some that have previously owned and raised their own pigs are now custom raising for other producers,” notes Mensink. “Some that had been doing that, are now raising their own pigs,” he continues. “To me, this is a sign that farmers around here still enjoy raising and caring for livestock in Fillmore County.” Along with his wife, Pam, Craig Mensink is the owner

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first quarter and $25-30 per head profit in the second quarter, to losing $30-50 per head in August through September. The rest of the year we will be selling at a loss, but not as bad as the third quarter,” he notes. “The light at the end of the tunnel is we can lock in some profits for 2013.” Other bright spots for pork producers have been further shifts in sustainability, herd care and management, as well as new technology and tools avail-

able. In Fillmore County, most producers are Producer Quality Assurance Trucker Quality Assurance Certified every three years through classes. “This is to assure our consumers that we are raising our livestock in a safe, healthy, and humane way,” notes Mensink. “We as producers have also signed on to the WE CARE policy that the National Pork Board and National Pork Producers Council implemented in 2008. We care about producing safe and nutritious food for your family, about protecting and promoting the well-being of our

Craig and Pam Mensink, center, received the Minnesota Farm Family Award, courtesy of the University of Minnesota. Photo submitted

animals, about protecting the public health through all of our production practices, about providing a safe workplace for our employees, about making our community a better place to live, and about safeguarding our environment and the land all our families live on,” he adds. Changes in the relationship between Americans and a sincere desire to know where their food is coming from have also bolstered the pork industry. Last year, Mensink, and his wife Pam, had the opportunity to participate in the Provider Pals program, which places a pork producer in a metro school district to teach and tell kids the story of where their food comes from. The Mensinks were placed with Humboldt High School in St. Paul where they did a correspondence with six different classes throughout the spring, followed up by an inperson presentation this past May. “It was very worthwhile,” says Mensink, who has already signed up with another school for next spring. “As a producer, I would like to thank all the meat retailers that so often the last couple years have featured pork and to all our loyal consumers, who know

not only for sale, but also for stocking it in the local food shelves of Fillmore County. It is a community thing and we feel as producers is very important and will continue it.”

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AgStar fund doubles grant program for Emergency Services Teams in rural MN and WI Mankato, Minn. (October 8, 2012) – The AgStar Fund for Rural America, the corporate giving program of AgStar Financial Services, recently announced $127,835 in grants to 94 communities through the Emergency Response Equipment Grant Program. Due to the

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Fillmore County Sports By Paul Trende When two undefeated, state ranked teams meet amidst a high school football season, it’s a hyped event. The match-up of #9 in Class AA Chatfield (5-0) versus the #1 defending state champion Caledonia (5-0) certainly was the game of the week. It turned into, maybe, the defensive game of the year. One team barely scored its win total. The other didn’t. Chatfield controlled the 1st half, twice venturing deep into Caledonia territory. Their second drive produced a 1st and goal from the Warrior 8. A hold pushed them back. Nate Skare’s 26-yard FG was blocked. In the final seconds of the 1st half, the Gopher’s got as deep as the Warrior 18. Waning time forced another FG (41yards), one that was just wide left. At the half, the score was 0-0. Chatfield led the total yards battle 129 to 24, the first down battle 7 to 1. In the 2nd half, Caledonia’s offense got going. They controlled the ball for all but three plays of the 3rd quarter. To begin the 4th, the Warriors faced a big 4th and 2 from the Chatfield 6. The Goph’s ‘D’ rose up and stopped an Alex Varney run. The play, however, was the first of a sequence of snaps that proved critical. Cale’s defense subsequently forced a Gopher three and out. Zach Kasten then partially blocked the

Chatfield punt, putting the Warriors back in business at the Gopher 14. Six plays later, after (what looked to be) a fumble (Chatfield recovery) was called down-by-contact, after one Warrior TD was nullified by a penalty, and after Caledonia converted a 4th and 1 from the five, Varney plowed his way from 3 yards away. Cale took a 6-0 lead. Chatfield got three shots from there (in the final 6:04), each more desperate. The first, from the Chatfield 21, got the only Gopher 2nd half first down, but resulted in a punt. The second, from the Gopher 8 (2:00), ended after two plays (lost fumble). The third was a prayer from the Gopher 29 (0:16), an interception. In a defensive dogfight, one made even grittier due to a gusty crosswind, Caledonia prevailed 6-0. The Warriors held Chatfield to just 39 yards in the 2nd half. Chat’s ‘D’ held Caledonia to 129 yards for the game. However, 106 came in the 2nd half, where the Warriors ran 38 plays to Chatfield’s 14 and they gained eight 1st downs to the Gopher’s one. Each team’s longest play was 13 yards. Only three offensive plays total went for over 10 yards. The squads combined for less than 300 yards of ‘O’ (Chat 168, Cale 129). Jake Neis had 17 carries for 74 yards for Chat. Ryan Pitts had 71 of his 81 yards in the 2nd half

to lead Cale. The Warriors assume control of the 3-Rivers South at 6-0, 3-0. Chatfield falls to 5-1, 2-1. More Defense While 5-0 clubs Chatfield and Caledonia banged defensive heads, 3-2 clubs Southland and RushfordPeterson did roughly the same thing. Not too often in football does neither offense post a score. The Trojans and Rebels, thus, accomplished a rare feat. Each had chances. Southland’s first three drives made it inside the R-P 30, but resulted in 0 points. R-P had a 1st and goal from the S/L five, but with 0:10 to go in the half. The clock ran out after two incompletions. To begin the 2nd half, the Trojans got a 34-yard Tyler McClellan to Cole Kingsley pass, and then a 36-yard Alex Vix run to the Rebel 1-yardline. R-P fumbled the ball away on the very next play. In the 4th quarter, Southland’s final three drives all sent the ball just outside R-P’s red zone. The first ended when, following a 20-yard completion, Kingsley stripped Alex Ruechel of the football at the R-P 21. Trojan Dalton Bellock recovered (under 5:00 to play). The second ended when Eric Courrier intercepted Rebel QB Decker Bendtsen at the R-P 29 (just over 2:00 left). Southland’s last gasp (0:34) was snuffed out when Bellock picked Bendtsen at the R-P 28. The game’s verdict was thus sealed in the 2nd quarter. Zach

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#1 team in Class A, the WabashaKellogg Falcons: obviously no small order. W-K has been dominant, losing only one of the 52 sets played (set number three to Caledonia 25-19). Teams have only gotten to 20 on them seven times. FC accomplished that feat at the W-K Vet’s tourney. They accomplished it again in game #1 of the regular season affair, but still lost 25-21. FC got no closer in games two (25-18) and three (25-14), as the Falcons-North proved their preeminence in straight sets. Wabasha is the real deal, boasting an athletic setter in Kalyn Biever (38 assists, 18 digs, 4 kills) and multiple verticallyinclined skillful attackers headed by 5’9” Katie Cavalco (17 kills) and

5’8” Kenzie Freihammer (11 kills, 12 digs). They don’t make mistakes. The only way to beat them is to hammer the ball down their throats (emphatic kills or blocks), a tough task sometimes against a skilled offensive and defensive team. FC’s Taylor Case (14 kills, 14 digs), Leah Scheevel (10 kills, 3 blocks), and Victoria Peterson (8 kills) found hitting success. Morgan Malley had 34 assists and Chelsea Rislove 19 digs. FC’s silver lining; six of W-K’s top eight players are seniors. Eight of FC’s top nine are juniors or sophomores. Football 10-05 •FC 45, Kingsland 27 (FC: Dan Gatzke 23 carries, 177 yards, 4 TDs; Tyson Ristau 8 carries, 63 yards, TD; McKinnen Stone 10 carries, 54 yards, TD; Devon Block 4 carries, 53 yards; Tom Henry 38-yard TD run.


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K: Marshall Oeltjen 22 carries, 96 yards, TD; Jacob Rindels 16 carries, 82 yards, TD, 7 for 18 passing, 121 yards, 2 TDs; J.J. Fenske 24-yard TD reception; Quinn Larson 14-yard TD reception. Falcons led 38-0 after three. FC had 384 rushing yards. They entered having scored 19 points on the season. FC is 1-2, 2-4 overall. Kingsland is 0-3, 1-5) •M-C 69, L/P 18 (M-C: Hunter Johnson 16 carries, 198 yards, 4 TD’s; Noah Manning 11 carries, 134 yards, TD; Donnie Lind 25-yard TD run, 33-yard TD reception from Collin O’Bieglo; Mason Henry 33-yard INT return TD; Keyser Wenthold 8 carries, 97 yards, TD; Chris Nordsving 63-yard TD run. L/P: Garrett Lester 28 carries, 109 yards, TD; Daniel Bollingberg 66-yd TD run, 20-yard TD reception from Jordan Hart. Coug’s led 42-6 at halftime. They tallied over 500 yards rushing. They are 2-3 in the SEC, 2-4 overall) •Lanesboro 6, Grand Meadow 42 (L: Daulton Gartner 6 carries, 88 yards; Garret Boggs rushing TD; Niko Anderson left game in 2nd quarter with injury. GM: Trenton Bleifus 13 of 20 passing, 182 yards, 3 TDs; Mike Ojulu 4 receptions, 69 yards, 3 TDs; Landon Jacobson 19 carries, 190 yards, 3 TDs, 4 receptions 72 yards. Larks led 28-0 at half and 42-0 after three. Burros fall to 2-3 in the SEC, 3-3 overall) Volleyball 10-01 > R-P 3, Spring Grove 2 > 23-25, 25-23, 25-20, 22-25, 15-10 (R-P: Amy Todd 33 kills, 21 digs; Emily Wade 56 assists; Kendra Crawford 34 digs; Jordyn Goree 14 kills; Mariah Mueller 18 digs. SG: Randi Mehus 15 kills, 20 digs; Nicki Ellingson 14 kills, 5 blocks; Addy Cross 35 assists; Tara Solberg 7 kills, 10 digs) 10-2 •R-P 3, St. Charles 1 > 22-25, 25-14, 25-18, 25-22 (R-P: A. Todd 23 kills, 19 digs, 4 aces, 2 blocks; Savannah Skalet 39 assists; K. Crawford 19 digs; J. Goree 7 kills) •FC 3, Kingsland 0 > 25-21, 25-11, 25-13 (FC: T. Case 12 kills, 15 digs; M. Malley 22 assists, 15 digs, 4 kills; Sammi Bakke 6 kills, 8 digs, 3 blocks; V. Peterson 5 kills, 8 digs; Kaitlynn Aug 5 kills, 2 aces. K: Cheyenne Losey 6 kills, 2.5 blocks; Haley Colton 12 digs) •Glenville-Emmons 0, #8 in A M-C 3 > 25-14, 25-8, 25-7 (M-C: Lydia Geving 9 aces, 5 kills; Belle Sand 7 kills, 8 digs; Christy Welscher 5 kills, 3 aces; Carly McCabe 17 assists) •Lanesboro 0, Houston 3 > 15-25, 20-25, 10-25 (H: Vanessa Lee 6 kills, 12 assists, 2 aces, 2 blocks) 10-4 •Kingsland 0, R-P 3 > 25-22, 26-24, 25-17 (R-P: K. Crawford 18 digs including #1000 of her career; A. Todd 19 kills. K: C. Losey 15 kills, 3 blocks, 3 aces; Lizzie Tart 25 assists, 11 digs; Jessi Kaster 6 kills, 10 digs, 14-14 serving; Gabriel Drees 12 digs. The win was the Trojan’s 8th straight in 6 days. They are 5-3, 21-9 overall) •#8 in A M-C 3, Lyle/Pacelli 0 > 25-13, 25-13, 25-21 (M-C: B. Sand 9 aces, 6 kills; L. Geving 6 kills, 4 aces; C. Welscher 10 kills; C. McCa-

be 24 assists. M-C is 10-0 in SEC, three games ahead of 7-3 squads SG, GM, L-O, and Houston with three left to play. They’re on the verge of another SEC title. The Cougars are 25-5 overall) •L-A 0, Chatfield 3 > 25-13, 25-20, 25-20 (C: MaKenzie Miller 8 kills; Alex Duxbury 16 digs; Gabrielle Salisbury 13 assists; Kileigh Dudek 10 assists, 3 aces. L-A: Taylor Daley 14 digs, 5 kills) •Lanesboro 0, Grand Meadow 3 > 8-25, 15-25, 12-25 (Burros are 1-9 in the SEC, 1-12 overall) 10-06 •Byron Invitational (Chatfield beat FC (25-17, 25-21), Goodhue (25-18, 25-17), Kenyon-Wanamingo (25-19, 20-25, 15-4) and Pine Island (25-12, 25-10) to go win Pool A. FC lost to Chatfield, beat Goodhue (25-21, 25-7), K-W (25-19, 25-23), and PI (25-19, 25-9) to go 3-1 in Pool A. Kingsland lost to Byron (13-25, 13-25), but beat Bloomington-Kennedy (18-25, 25-14, 15-10), St. Paul-South (25-17, 25-15), and Triton (25-17, 25-23) to go 3-1 in Pool B. Chatfield beat Byron (Pool

B’s 4-0 team) for the championship (25-20, 26-24). FC beat Kingsland (25-10, 25-10) for 3rd place. FC is 7-2, 22-5 overall. Chatfield is 6-2, 18-7. They’re in 3rd and 4th places in the Three Rivers. Kingsland is 1-8, 7-13) Cross Country 10-02 •Chatfield Invitational (Top five scores for both boys and girls were combined to determine a single time, a single team score. Chatfield took 1st, Kingsland 6th (of 6). Lanesboro was incomplete. On the boy’s side, Richard Swanson (K) and Christian Bance (C) finished 1-2. Erik Peterson (L) finished 4th. On the girl’s side, Kayla Woltz (C), Karen Gomez (C), and Erica Earley (K) finished 1, 2, and 3) 10-04 •Lewiston-Altura Ole Olmstead Invite (The host teams boys finished 4th (of 8 complete teams). Ryan Ruberg took 6th and Hunter Herber 18th (of 59 runners). L-A/R-P’s girls took 4th (of 7 complete teams). Bailey O’Hare and Mariah Olson finished 16th and 17th (of 49))

Oh the humanity! Chatfield tailback Jake Neis and a wall of bodies, apropos of the Gophers defensive battle with Caledonia. Photo by Paul Trende

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Courrier ~ Hall Sarah Courrier and Nick Hall, both of Rushford, Minn. are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Parents of the bride are Curt and Robin Courrier of Rushford, Minn. Parents of the groom are Wendy Ebner, Jeff Copley, and the late Eric Hall of Rushford, Minn. Sarah is a licensed Social Worker for Steele County in Owatonna, Minn. Nick is a Broadband Technical Advisor at Charter Communications in Rochester, Minn. The couple will reside in Byron, Minnesota.

Birth Announcement Jezlyn Ivy Finseth Chad Finseth and Cassie Keene Finseth of Preston are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Jezlyn Ivy. Jezlyn was born July 27, 2012. She weighed 7 lb. 1 oz. and was 19 3/4 inches long. She joins her brother, Drew Tienter, at home. Grandparents are Dallas and Deb Finseth of Fountain and Dough and Tona Keene of Preston.

Lazy Cooking The weather has finally cooled off, and although I am relieved to not be sweltering in humidity anymore, now I get to complain about how cold I am. It gets dark earlier, which sets a signal in our brains that it’s time to hibernate. It’s time to curl up under the blanket, stay home, eat carbs, and watch TV. Casper ~ Gjere Erin Casper and Tyler Gjere Like so many others, I enjoy are pleased to announce their this time of year when I can cook engagement and upcoming mar- warm comforting food again. I have been looking forward to riage. Parents of the couple are Jim homemade soups, squash in the and Bridget Casper of Decorah oven warming up my kitchen, and Mark and Beth Gjere of Happy Golden Mabel, Minn. Erin is a graduate of Decorah Birthday Andrea! High School and Luther College, with a bachelor degree in Elementary Education with endorsements in middle school math and science. She is currently employed at Spring Grove Public Schools. Tyler is a graduate of MabelCanton High School and WyoTech - Laramie Campus. He is currently employed at Gjere Construction. Erin and Tyler will be married on November 3, 2012, at St. 14 on the 14th Benedicts Church in Decorah, with reception and dance to follow at Nob Hill.

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and mashed potatoes with gravy. The greatest part of this autumn season is easily all of the pumpkin. I know I have shared pumpkin recipes before in this column, but there so many things to do with it. But I would like to steer away from dessert a little, mostly because I have been indulging in them a bit much lately, and the holidays aren’t even here. I’m going to talk about lazy cooking. We have all been there. Most of us work full-time job and/or have kids and very full schedules. I have found that I do not have as much time anymore to experiment with new recipes, except on the weekends. During the week, I tend to make quicker meals, and sometimes, in a state of fatigue and apathy, I sacrifice nutritional value. Especially when the cold weather kicks in

and makes me feel drowsy. How can we avoid this? I know of some ways, but they involve preparation ahead of time, something else I am not good at. I am a last minute kind of girl. I would like to work on that. Making meals that can be frozen and having them available to heat up on short notice is a great plan. I love doing this with soup, casseroles, or with burritos. They can also be taken to work for a quick, nutritious lunch. There are also many websites out there that can help you make a meal that is quick and easy without sacrificing your health and resorting to frozen pizza. I try not to buy packaged processed foods very often, but this recipe is one that I made up one night when I had a package of wild rice mix in my cupboard. It turned out to be delicious and easy, and something I go to now when I am low on time or ambition, or when I am not overly concerned about my sodium intake. It’s a cop-out, but at least there are some good nutrients in there. It’s also a very inexpensive meal.

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Marian Nelson will celebrate her 100TH birthday on Friday, October 19, 2012 with an open house from 2-4pm at Park Lane Estates. No gifts please. Cards and birthday wishes may also be sent to her at Park Lane Estates, Apt. #20, 111 Fillmore Place SE, Preston, MN 55965

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Holiday Open House at Repeat Boutique Saturday, November 3 from 10:00 a.m. until noon, JuliaClaire Repeat Boutique will host a holiday open house to introduce several of its artisans. JuliaClaire Repeat Boutique has gained 210 Consigners in the past six months and each week, the number continues to grow. JuliaClaire features new and gently used, better clothing, shoes and accessories for women, men and children, books and distinctive home accessories, but what many do not know is that it also features beautiful original art created by Minnesota Arti-

sans. Trish Keating, owner of the boutique says, “I have six textile artists creating everything from doll clothing to scarves and quilts as well as a wood artist and a metal artist, a jewelry and a plant designer, two photographers and a graphic designer who all contribute their talents, creating unique art. I am hoping with this open house, shoppers will consider spending some of their holiday shopping dollars locally by purchasing handmade items by Minnesota Artisans.”

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Several local Artisans will be present during Saturday’s Open House to kick off the holiday shopping season. One of the local artisans featured at the event is Preston native and resident, Arlene Woellert. Woellert’s American Girls doll clothing will be one of the highlights of the event. Her creations are one of a kind and made from clothing that Keating was unable to sell in her boutique. “When sorting through items for the shop, I would come across pieces that were in great shape other than having a spot that could not be washed out or a tear that could not be mended. Those items would go to Arlene to use for her doll clothes. This not only makes her creations more affordable, it is a way to repur-

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pose items that may have been thrown away,” explains Keating. In addition, JuliaClaire has unique items created by the following artisans: •Jan Knutson: Textile Art •Janet Alhouse: Textile Art •Lavonne Mensink: Textile Art •Laurice Kneestern: Textile Art •Sheena Suckow: Photography and Graphic Design •Deb Topness: Photography and Textile Art •Stefany Gravley: Jewelry

Design •Andy Walsh: Wood Art •Mark Stork: Plant Design •Jereme Suckow: Metal Art

The Kunerts,

May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories this time of year and always. Joe is greatly missed. Blessings to you all.

Briahne, Roxi & Gary

B&B Says Thank You To The businesses for parTicipaTing in The 2012 baTTle of The businesses TournamenT:

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Happy 60TH Anniversary On October 18, 2012 Orvey & Darlene!!

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October-November 2012

Falcon News

Financial Aid Night

Mrs. Niemeyer’s first grade students shared their favorite books to show their love for reading both at school and at home!

Fillmore Central High School will be hosting a Financial Aid Night on Monday, October 29th at 7pm in the high school media center. A representative from Southeast Technical College in Winona will be here with a financial aid presentation and will answer any questions you may have. This is open to all parents and students-you do not have to be attending Southeast Tech. College in the fall. Please note: this event follows Parent-Teachers conferences scheduled for this evening.

Fillmore Central

National Honor Society

Fillmore Central High School’s chapter of the National Honor Society would like to announce the selection of the following students for membership to our local Chapter: Juniors: Dylan Birch, Alex Fishbaugher, Andrew Love, Nick Powell, Sarah Reicks, Nicole Sebastian, Keeley Todd and Danielle Zinsmaster. Seniors: Zach Case, Andy Coyle, Kerri Dornink and Braden Hahn.

Fillmore Central SADD Students Against Destructive Decisions

These students join current National Honor Society members: Gwen Petrillo & Cody Hendrickson. To be eligible for membership consideration, students must be in either their junior or senior years, have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 and submit a membership application. Additionally, potential members must meet high standards of leadership, service, and character. From the information provided by the applicants and experience gained while working with applicants, the Faculty Council chooses new members for the society.

Highlights in Review Radio Show

S.A.D.D. Board Members: Cody Hendrickson, Bethany Zrucky, Danielle Zinsmaster, Kaitlynn Aug.

Big Shoe Award To encourage students to wear the proper shoes to physical education class we have The BIG SHOE AWARD. This award is given to the K-2 class that accumulates the most “checkmarks” at the end of each month. Checkmarks are received each day a student wears proper shoes for physical education class. The BIG SHOE AWARD is displayed in the winning classroom for that month.

Schedule of Events

The winner for the month of September “BIG SHOE AWARD” goes to both Mr. Siebenaler and Mrs. Johnson 2nd grade class. Congratulations to those classes.

Brandon Breitsprecher

Michael Walsh

Michael Walsh, Zachary Case, and Mitch Gibson

The FCHS “Highlights in Review Show” is in full gear in its 45th year! 13 seniors bring the news of the week to listeners on KFIL AM 1060 Saturday mornings at 9:30pm. Cast members are Brandon Breitsprecher, Zachary Case, Andrew Coyle, Nick Ebner, Mitch Gibson, Matt Guttormson,Braden Hahn, Cody Hendrickson, Cal Larson, Jordan O’Connor, Mitch Ristau, Jacob Tammel, and Michael Walsh. Listen each week for all the high school news and notes!

(Top Left) Mrs. Johnson, Abigail Bothun, Dawson Swartzentruber, William Parker, Jake Fishbaugher, Regan Hanson, Kaylee Whitehill, Madison Simon, Sterling Braaten (Middle Left) Olivia Sethre, Dillon O’Connor, Courtney Hershberger, Elizabeth Ryan, Oliver Hoeltzle, Madelyn Bergey (Front Left) Samuel Springer, Kadyn Schroeder, Clayton Knutson, Joseph Newman

(Top Left) Makayla Braaten, Raen Johnson, Olyvia Willford, Nolan Bremseth, Mrs. Brown-Ferden, Robert Mason (Middle Left) Chloe Labonne, Layda Lee, Ella Springer, Addison Schoepski, Ashlyn Simon, Caleb Kunz, Alex Gonzalez, Jecob Wood, Kylie Fenton (2nd From Bottom Row) Hannah Storlie, Keneddy Manhart, Grace Himli, Adeline Peters, Jeremy O’Connor, William Hoeltzle, Ajay Ristau, Timothy Blaney, (Front Row) Zander Sylvester, Carson Kiehne

(Top Left) Mr. Siebenaler, Ty Sexton, Nathaniel Storlie, Gunner Benson, Sydney Bronner, Keelee Rathbun, Emma Illg, Logan Stelpflug, (Front Left) Adrik Nevalainen, Abigail Parker, Jenna Tieskotter, Bryce Corson, Hanna Fishbaugher, Chloe Morem, Blake Bahl, Judah Stockdale, (Not Shown: Garett Gossman)

Golden Shoe Award Mrs. Brown-Ferden and her fourth grade class are the first to win “The Golden Shoe” award for the month of September. Mrs. Walsh, elementary physical education teacher, provided each student with a “Fitness in Motion” calendar at the beginning of September. Each student was to fill in what activity they did each day and then at the end of the month students were to turn in their calendar. Mrs. Brown-Ferden’s class had the best class participation of all classes 3rd-6th grade. Students were presented with “The Golden Shoe Award,” which they get to keep in their classroom for the entire month.

6th Grade Forestville Field Trip

Annual Holiday Fest Craft Show Saturday, November 17th • 10am to 3pm Fillmore Central High School, Harmony Craft Vendors & Direct Sales Vendors • FC Tapestry Singing at 11am Lunch served from 11am-1pm supporting the FC Home Ec. Department Lunch will feature pulled pork sandwiches, chips & homemade bars.

FALCON FITNESS FANATICS The following 3rd-6th Grade Students turned in their “Fitness in Motion” September calendar with 75% of it or more completed. Congratulations to our “September” Falcon Fitness Fanatics.

Each year Fillmore Central attends a field trip hosted by Soil & Water Conservation. The students learn about conservation topics from wildlife to recycling.

Thank you to Rick Grooters for organizing the event and the Preston Fire Department for the donation that helps provide the bussing to this valuable experience.

3rd Grade: Marissa Topness, Morgan Pickett, Alec Sikkink, Anna Cahill-Hoffman, and Daio Mohs 4th Grade: Carson Kiehne, Addison Schoepski, Caleb Kunz, Olyvia Willford, Jeremy O’Connor, Hadley Yoder, Kjerstiana Corson, Jordan Oeklers, and Makayla Braaten 5th Grade: Kandace Sikkink, Elizabeth Johns, Mason Berg, Taylor Kunz, Elly Liew, and Hailey Hein-Lange 6th Grade: Logan Dyreson, Taryn Raaen, Tyler Raaen, Katrina Bergey, Daysha Erickson, Erica Kotek, Bennett Oelkers, Chastidy Ristau

For a full list of school events please go to

State Representative Gregory M. Davids Would Like To Wish Everyone a great start to the new school year! State Representative Davids would also like to thank Education Minnesota for their 11th endorsement of his candidacy. Paid For By The People For Davids Committee of Preston, MN

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classified section of Get a head start on your college degree Monday, October 15, 2012 FILLMORE COUNTY JOURNAL Page 23 your newspaper). At by taking University of Minnesota times, advertisers of utilitiesPSEO! beneath the street the issue after the board meet- through courses online may request a specifing. The county had an engi- need to be assessed, repaired ic section. However, neering plan completed for that or replaced if needed. Years Learn more: the decision is ultiMinnesota Counties for a pos- portion of road going through ago the implementation of the sible award. Theeach $179,618 the city mately up to of Peterson nearly a engineering plan to bring that federal grant was to decade ago. The plan still sits section of road through Peternewspaper. Ads awarded may the county recently and will in a drawer. Sidewalks and son up to code was voted down need to be decreased be distributed over three years. curbs and gutters along CR 25 by the city. There was concern in funding size to fit Theslightly first year has been in– anPeterson equal opportunityare educator and employer – © 2012 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rightspaying reserved. from residents about not compliant your column sizes. received and the money will with American for Disabilities the necessary assessments for be used to put AEDs in all Act standards. The condition the upgrades. squad cars. County Please do not bill forCoordinator Karen Brown said with these ads. If you have the AEDs readily available it please call willquestions, improve response times for MNA at heart events. 800/2792979. this Thank you.some resi •Early month dents and the Mayor of Peterson expressed their dismay on KAAL TV News that the county did not intend to resurface a section of CR 25 through their city while working on the rest of the road. A letter of response is being prepared by the county engineer. Commissioner Randy Dahl filled me in on the history of

Gunderson encourages free enterprise By Karen Reisner Jerome Gunderson, Mabel, came to the October 9 county board meeting to express his opinion during ‘citizen input’ on the frac sand debate. He prefaced his opinion by saying he has no connection to the business of mining frac sand what so ever. Based on what he has read over the months of debate, he has formed his opinion. On aesthetics, Gunderson is not offended by the looks of quarries. As to the health concerns, everyone has played in a sand box. Acknowledging that processing the sand could involve the use of chemicals, Gunderson insisted we are subject to chemicals everyday including pesticides and herbicides in farming. He believes it is important that we adapt. Many people take medicines and they can not be sure of the long-term effects that those medications may have on them. As to road damage, hundreds of trucks go by his place every day hauling corn, milk and so on. Haulers pay into dedicated funds with federal and state taxes. Gunderson’s concern is free enterprise. He suggested many

who complain about sand pits don’t have a sand pit and wish they did. Fillmore County may not have progressed as much as it could have because of overly conservative decisions over time. He asked the board to give it some thought and look at the issue from the standpoint of free enterprise. Other Business In Brief •The open enrollment period for county employees for 2013 insurance will be from October 29 through November 9. Kristina Kohn, Human Resources, reviewed multiple insurance programs which the board renewed for 2013. •Laura Wechmann will be hired as Merit Office Support Specialist for the Community Services Department as of October 26. •Randy Brevig will be hired as Transfer Station Attendant as of October 26. •A hauler agreement with Sunshine Sanitation, Stewartville, was approved for October 9 through December 31, 2012. •The board approved the submission of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) project to the Association of

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3rd Annual Tasty Temptations Calling all the Best Cooks of Bluff Country! The Fillmore County Journal is sponsoring a cooking competition that will result in a selection of the top three recipes in each of the following categories: Gift CertifiCates - Appetizers & Beverages Total contest payout of sponsored by: $765 in gift certificates just - Soups, Salads & Vegetables in time for the holidays to - Main Dishes & Casseroles spend at Harmony Foods, all the Best Cooks of Bluff Country! - Calling Meat, Poultry & Seafood Preston Foods and - Breads & Rolls Rushford Foods. The Fillmore County Journal is sponsoring a - Pies, Pastries & Desserts *Participants may win in more cooking competition that will result in a selection of the - top Cakes, Cookies & Candy than one category. three recipes in each of the following categories: - Dips, Sauces & Spreads

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- Meat, Poultry Contest Rules: & Seafood 1. Participants may enter one - Breads & Rolls recipe per category based on Name: *Participants may win in more - Pies, Pastries & Desserts the categories listed above. than one category. - Cakes, Cookies & Candy 2. No purchase required. 3. Entries may be delivered to the - Dips, Sauces & Spreads Address: Fillmore County Journal office at - Special Diet P.O. Box 496, Preston, MN, 55965. (i.e. gluten-free, egg-free, shellfish-free, peanut free, milk-free, etc.) 4. Must use original entry form from the Fillmore County Journal. 5. Entries must be postmarked or Contest Rules: E-Mail: delivered to the County 1. Participants mayFillmore enter one recipe per category based on the categories listed above. office required. no later than 2.Journal No purchase Phone: October 24, 2012. 3. Entries may be delivered to the Fillmore County Journal office 6. Businesses contest, at P.O.excluded Box 496, from Preston, MN, 55965. residential only. Sethre Media 4. Must use original entry form from the FillmorePlEASE County Journal. SuBMIT THIS ENTRy FORM Group, employees excluded MayInc. enter as often as you like. AlONG wITH yOuR RECIPE competition. 5. from Entries must be postmarked or delivered to the Fillmore County Journal office 7. Recipe and taste testing to be held at Harmony Foods on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 from no judging later than November 3, 2010. 6:00pm-7:00pm. 6. Businesses excluded from contest, residential only. 8. The top three recipes of each will be published in the November 19, 2012 Sethre Media Group, Inc. category employees excluded from competition. “Top Chefs of the Region.” 7. The top three selected winners of each category will be asked to provide a sample of thewill food for judges finalize theand placement of those top three accordingly. The judges conduct theirtotaste tests, the following prizes will bewinners, awarded per category: The1st judges will conduct their taste tests, and the following prizes will be awarded per category: Place will receive a $50 gift certificate for use at 1st Place willFoods, receive aPreston $50 gift Foods certificate use at Harmony Harmony andfor Rushford Foods Foods, Preston Foods and Rushford Foods 2nd Place will receive a $25 gift certificate for use at Harmony 2nd Place will receive a $25 gift certificate for use at Foods, Preston Foods and Rushford Foods 3rd Place willFoods, receivePreston a $10 giftFoods certificate use at Harmony Harmony and for Rushford Foods Foods, Preston Foods and Rushford Foods

8. The three category will be 3rd top Place willrecipes receiveofa each $10 gift certificate forpublished use at in the November 15, 2010 “Top Chefs of the Region.” Harmony Foods, Preston Foods and Rushford Foods.

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blowers at the wastewater treat- or wood chips for the playground. By Jade Sexton plant. He said they would The Park Board is going to look Aubrey Johnson wasFull at the HarCasement Grocery Selector mony City Council meeting on save money on electricity, as he into the price for rubber mats. • Mon.from – Fri. can adjust • 7the am settings, start •$13.10/hr and they October 9 to get permission Trophy Cases also save wear and tear on the city for a project being done by To will Illg informed the council that apply call or E-mail: Hollie (507) 664-3038 the blowers. VFDs• for blowher Girl Scout troop on Oct. 13. the Historical Society would like Fax:two (507) 664-3042 McLane Minnesota West 5th Streetcost / Northfield, MN 55057 will $4,522. The third to finish their project of display Girl Scouts all around the area/ 111ers Lobby Hours: Monday-Friday 8-5pm ©2010 McLane Company, Inc. All rights reserved. EOE are getting together that day to blower, which is out of order, will ing several old Harmony High clean leaves out of gutters. Johnson be fixed and kept for backup. School sports trophies in cases at showed the council some of the Johnson also told the council the Community Center. There is biodegradable bags they will be about sodium sulfate tablets they already one case installed, and they using to collect the leaves. They are going to use to try to reduce estimate the cost of installing two will also be spray-painting a sten- the residual chlorine in the afflu- more to be around $8,000. Illg cil picture at the storm drains ent water line. They will have to said the price of glass has gone up that reads, “Only rain down the test the water every day, and they a lot since the last one was built. need to find a manhole they can They want to know if the city is drain.” Johnson explained they will be access every day of the year. still going to pay for half of the Fire Hall handing out door hangers with cost. information about how leaves in Illg told the council that the Illg said the estimate does not the drains can increase phospho- MNDoT tower going up at the include the electricity for wiring rous levels in the water. The girls fire hall will have its own gen- the lights, which was $500 for the will be getting patches for their erator for the equipment. He said last case. The council approved they agreed to run a line out of paying half of the cost, or up to work. After some discussion about that and into the control room $5000, whichever is less. what will be done with the bags, at the fire hall. They will have Boulevard Request it was decided they should be put to have an outlet or two to run Miles Petree, owner of On the into a pile at the tree dump and the radios and equipment. There Crunchy Side, has purchased the Johnson will be sure there is a sign is just some question about who old American Legion building and there explaining they are biode- would pay for the cabling. He said remodeling it. It will be called The gradable bags and what they are there is no number right now but Hall and will be rented out for it is in discussion. for. events. Petree was at the meeting Park Board Building and Maintenance to discuss some work he is doing City Maintenance Employee Council member Dan Tief- to the building. He has torn off the Chris Johnson told the council fenbacher said the Park Board steps in the front of the building they found a used engine for $650 received a grant for $1,000 from and would like to put up a small for the water truck, and Mark Walmart for playground equip- deck and steps in its place. The McKay is working on swapping ment. He added that at the recent deck and steps would be encroachCommunity Foundation meet- ing on the boulevard and so he the engines. Johnson got a proposal from ing, they said they would donate needed approval for the project. Morem Electric in Variable Fre- more money if they looked into The deck itself will be five feet quency Drives (VFDs) for the getting something besides rock out from the building, there will

The FCJ reaches over 12,000 household each week. be three feet for the steps, which leaves four feet from the steps to the curb, where there will be a sidewalk. The council approved. Other Business There was discussion about the final budget that will be approved in December, and it was decided to have each of the departments try to cut five percent from their

budget, or justify why they can’t cut that much. The council approved a revolving loan and a commercial rehab loan for the person who purchased the old P&H building in Harmony and plans to do some improvements. The revolving loan was for $15,000, and the commercial rehab loan for $10,000.

The Fillmore Central High School Band Department will have 8 students proudly represent its school at the 2012 Three Rivers Honor Music Festival. The event will be held at St. Charles High School on Monday, November 5th, 2012. Students are selected based on nomination from their director, Mr. Lane M. Powell. Guest conductor for the band is Joan D’Albequerque, Director of Bands at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. Participating students from Fillmore Central are from left to right: Nick Powell, percussion; Taylor Case, alto saxophone; Courtney Schroeder, horn; Morgan Malley, percussion; Jordan O’Connor, clarinet; Gwen Petrillo, flute; Kerri Dornink, trumpet,; and Jesse Nelson, trombone. Photo submitted

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This might be the PERFECT opportunity for you! The Fillmore County Journal is offering a scholarship program for graduates of Fillmore County area high schools in conjunction with the annual Fillmore County Journal Writing Project. Students will be selected from area high schools to write for the Journal Writing Project. The Journal Writing Project will be on a rotation basis with all selected students contributing content for the Journal in print and online throughout the 2012/2013 school year. Students will be paid $15 per weekly project they complete. They can apply to participate in the Journal Writing Project. At the end of the 2012/2013 school year, one student will be selected from the Journal student writers to receive a $500 scholarship. The complete scholarship application and eligibility requirements are available at the Fillmore County Journal office in Preston, Minn., or online as a downloadable PDF at The application deadline is October 31, 2012.

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all children 13 and under are welcome to submit Weather art. send your picture to Fillmore county Journal p.o. Box 496, preston, mn 55965 or email it to: or drop it off at the Fillmore county Journal 136 st. anthony st., preston, mn Be sure to include child’s First and last name, age, town and title of art Work.

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The FCJ reaches over 12,000 household each week.

Fillmore Central Dollars for Scholars changes its name As of October 1, 2012, Fillmore Central Dollars for Scholars has a new name - Fillmore Central Scholarship Foundation. The local scholarship committee was recently informed that the annual fee to be affiliated with Scholarship America would be raised. The committee has always felt that there should be no administrative costs and that all locally contributed dollars should go directly to students. Therefore, they have officially disaffiliated

from Scholarship America. All assets of the former Fillmore Central Dollars for Scholars are being transferred to a designated education fund operating under the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF). The new affiliation with SMIF will afford many benefits, the main one being that local dollars will grow along with the successful investments of this larger organization. As a designated fund under SMIF, the Fillmore Central Scholarship Founda-

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tion Fund legally maintains its tax exempt 501(c)(3) status under the Internal Revenue Service Code. The purpose of the Fillmore Central Scholarship Foundation remains the same – to provide scholarships to graduates of Fillmore Central High School in pursuit of higher education. The application process will remain the same. Application forms are available at the Fillmore Central High School Guidance Office. The local selection process and committee will remain the same.

Extra seat belt enforcement activities will be taking place from October 12-26. The Minnesota Primary Seat Belt law requires drivers and all passengers to be buckled up or in the correct child restraint or booster seat. Children in Minnesota must ride in a child safety restraint or booster seat until they are age 8 or 4 feet 9 inches tall. Law enforcement officers can stop motorists solely for seat belt violations and may fine them. A fine can be more than $100. The best way to prevent receiving a fine is to have your car or booster seat checked by a trained professional. Fillmore County Public Health and Toward Zero Death Coalition are hosting a free child passenger safety clinic on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. The clinic will be held at the DNR Forestry Building located at 912 Houston Street in Preston, MN. Pregnant women, families with children, and others who transport children are encouraged to participate in this clinic. Seats will be checked by trained staff and new restraints or booster seats will be provided to those that qualify. To participate in the clinic, call 507-765-3898 to make an appointment. For more information regarding child and adult passenger safety or to learn more about the car seat clinic, contact Fillmore County Public Health at 507765-2636 or e-mail bpohlman@ Camio, Johnagold, McIntosh, Cortland, Empire, Golden Supreme, Haralson, Regent & Red and Golden Delicious Fresh Apple Cider & Caramel Apples! Wagon Rides Every Sunday Afternoon! Now available squash, Fall Mums, Gourds and Calico Corn

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Contributions to the Fillmore Central Scholarship Foundation may be sent in care of Joyce Hellickson, 23997 County 14, Preston MN 55965. In addition, commodity donations (Gift of Grain) may be made at local grain elevators, to benefit the scholarship fund. The new Fillmore Central Scholarship Foundation will continue to distribute scholarships to deserving local graduates, just as the committee has done for the past 26 consecutive years – 184 scholarships so far, totaling $77,750. Fillmore Central Scholarship

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Foundation’s mission is to provide scholarships to graduates of Fillmore Central in pursuit of higher education. Contributions of cash and/or gifts of commodities (grain) are being requested. Cash contributions can be sent to Joyce Hellickson, Treasurer, 23997 County 14, Preston, MN 55965. The Gift of Grain Authorization enables farmers to deliver donated grain to local elevators which will then be sold for the benefit of the FC Scholarship Foundation. For more information, please call Vicky Tribon, Board Chair, at 507-886-1970. Help us make a difference in our greatest resource, our youth.

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Minnesota Legislative Candidate Ag Forum By Karen Reisner Local candidates answered questions from Dave Mensink, Fillmore County Pork Producers, and Jeff Eickhoff, Fillmore County Farm Bureau, at a forum hosted by the Southeast Minnesota Ag Alliance. The candidate ideas were broadcast live on KFIL radio on Thursday evening, October 4. A similar event will be held in Dodge County on October 16. Rep. Greg Davids (IR - House 28B) and his opponent Ken Tschumper (DFL- House 28B), Jeremy Miller (IR-Senate 28) and his opponent Jack Krage (DFL Senate 28), and Mike Benson (IR - House 26B) each detailed their answers to questions concerning agriculture. Mensink asked about the growing debate on mandating certain farm practices and whether there should be legislative oversight on

crop planting practices. Tschumper: Noting he doesn’t know what the question referred to for sure, he said there was a voluntary agreement to achieve water quality standards in the Minnesota River Valley. Krage: Was in support of protecting aquifers, plant and fish life. He added nitrates are a concern. Miller: Based on the feedback he has heard from farmers, they are fed up with regulations. Farmers are the best stewards of their land. Supports self regulation and was against more regulation. Benson: There already is a duplication of standards. Farmers know best and are good stewards. Davids: Excessive regulations are harmful. Let farmers self regulate. Eickhoff asked if they support restrictions over and above current regulations on pesticides. Krage: No. However, there needs

to be some regulation as there have been contaminated wells from over fertilization. Miller: No more regulation. Farmers know their land best. We need to work with the farmers. Benson: No more regulation needed beyond what the federal government has in place. Davids: I have not supported more regulation. Tschumper: There are over 200 farmers in Fillmore County alone that receive over $1 million in direct farm payments, and one over $2 million. The public invests a lot in farming and can expect to be protected. Farmers have to work with state agencies. Mensink asked about whether livestock feedlots of all sizes should be permitted. Now, only those over a certain size require permitting. Miller: Was not sure why there would be a need for additional

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permitting. Benson: If the issue came to the Ag Committee, there would be attention given to this issue. However, he would not want to force additional regulation on any size of operation. Davids: No. But, would listen to any debate. His question would be if the size needing permitting could go up. Tschumper: Being the only one here with livestock, he said he has an open lot agreement. There are a lot of small feedlots in Fillmore and Houston Counties. The system is working pretty well as is. Krage: The lower limits should be raised. It is over regulated, as it doesn’t take that many animals for a feedlot. Eickhoff asked about the regulation of antibiotics for farm animals or a possible ban. Benson: Opposed any attempt to eliminate the use of antibiotics. The research isn’t convincing that there should be more regulation or a ban. Davids: Leave the law as it is. Tschumper: As a dairy farmer,

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federal regulations on antibiotics are already very strict, adding that the dairy industry puts out a tremendous product today. Krage: The regulations are good now and agreed with the quality of the dairy industry product compared to several decades ago. Miller: Would propose no changes. Mensink asked about animal care practices as related to size of cages or stalls. Davids: Acknowledged a movement to change farrowing practices and space for chickens. The laws are good as they are. Tschumper: Noted there are referendums on this issue in various states. A lot of large restaurant chains are demanding a change. The ag industry needs to sit down and work this out with these groups as we are out numbered on this issue. Krage: He agreed with Tschumper, adding that the public understands little about the livestock industry and farmers need to answer this outcry. See AG FORUM Page 28 

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Miller: Again, hesitant to add any additional regulation. Benson: Opposed from the economic standpoint alone. What kind of impact would these kind of restrictions have on the price of food? Eickhoff asked if they supported or opposed state labeling requirements for genetically engineered organisms in food. Tschumper: Warned that if California passed a referendum on this issue, it would put pressure on other states. The debate could heat up more with Europe. It will be costly. Krage: Genetically engineered products present no health risk, calling it more of a moral or ethical issue. No reason to change. Miller: Agree it will become a bigger issue. It could be heard in the Ag Committee, but he didn’t support additional regulation. Benson: Just about everything is genetically engineered in some way. It should only be addressed if it is driven by the market from Europe and other places. Davids: Opposes any more labeling requirements, adding the state doesn’t need to step in. Mensink acknowledged the current drought conditions, asking do you think the ethanol mandate should be removed to level the playing field among all corn users? Krage: No, it is just supply and demand. Miller: Acknowledged it has

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been a difficult year and there is a shortage of corn. It is tough for dairy and other livestock producers, but hesitant to make any changes. Benson: Not in favor of removing the ethanol mandate. Davids: Noted there still is the feed by product from the ethanol producing process. Livestock producers are hurting. There should be some debate. Tschumper: There is a big debate on a national level. Livestock groups are petitioning for a waiving of the renewable fuel standard. Livestock producers won’t be able to survive with continuing high grain prices. There needs to be a balance established between the two industries. Eickhoff asked about the wolf control program and what should be the funding source. Miller: The issue in this area is deer. The DNR has hired a management specialist in southeast Minnesota for deer. A program is in place whether for deer or wolves. Benson: Would support controlling wolf population with the money coming from licenses and fees. Davids: A program is in place. A farmer should be able to protect his livestock. Tschumper: The issue in southeast Minnesota is deer. Farmers get reimbursed for damages. Funding for this program needs to be kept in place. Krage: Farmers should be able to protect their livestock. Harvesting

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should be controlled and just in particular areas. Eickhoff asked about the funding source for the compensation program for damages. Benson: Most wolves are trapped through a very managed process. The funding source should be the general fund. Davids: The Ag Finance Bill will determine funding and he will make sure it is fully funded. Tschumper: It should be fully funded and is a relatively small amount of money. Krage: Should be a designated fund. Miller: Should be fully funded with general fund or fees. Mensink asked if the Livestock Investment Grant Program should be converted to a credit. Davids: Should look at that and would be open to it. Tschumper: Makes more sense than a grant, doesn’t burden the budget directly, and would make it more widely available. Krage: It is better to see results and give a credit. Miller: A tax credit could be an efficiency. Benson: Agree, it is a great idea. Eickhoff asked if they support more state regulation as related to water management. (Note: After Tschumper’s response, Eickhoff clarified that he was referring to tiling and drainage.) Tschumper: Farming is dependent on good water resources. Agencies need to be clear on their objectives. He noted he was concerned about ground water and

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cited the 2007 flooding that caused lagoons to overflow. Krage: No reason for the state to impose another hurdle. Miller: Does not support any additional regulation, especially if duplicating federal law. Benson: Agreed with Miller. These are tough economic times. We all want to protect the environment. Davids: Everyone wants high quality water, but we don’t need additional layers of regulation above the federal regulations. Olmsted Corn Growers wanted to know what support there could be for federal crop insurance. Benson: Many farmers are struggling with the drought. At the state level, we can put pressure on federal legislators for a farm bill. Assistance is needed before January. Davids: We need robust crop insurance as a safety net. At the state level we can contact federal elected officials and express our concerns. Tschumper: Every farmer (me included) wants a farm bill to be passed. It has been stalled because Tea Party Republicans want to cut food stamps. Farmers raise food. Food stamps make more funds available to purchase that food. Krage: People he meets while campaigning including farmers will echo their opinions to those newly elected. Miller: Disappointed the farm bill didn’t pass on the federal level. Closing Statements Benson: Farming is the second

largest industry in the state. Most have been somewhat spared from the drought. Farm families are effected by the rest of the economy. The state budget must be managed to stay within the limits of incoming revenue. It is irresponsible to raise taxes. Empathize with livestock producers concerning the high price of grains and the competing use of those grains for producing ethanol. Davids: We turned a $6 billion shortfall into a $1.3 billion surplus. He expressed disappointment in the governor’s veto of a GOP attempt to lower business property taxes. Tschumper: Was disappointed that there was not one question on what he called the Greg Davids property tax increase. He differs sharply with Davids on the budget, maintaining that money that should have gone to school districts was shifted (borrowed from schools). Property taxes should not be raised again. Supports the governor’s proposed tax increase on millionaires. The budget has been cut so much that it forced the closing of Fillmore Family Resources and four people lost their jobs. Krage: The Republican legislature eliminated the homestead credit, deferred payments to schools. The deferred payment makes for a deficit; there is no surplus. Candidates need to talk straight. Miller: We will keep working hard, adding he is frustrated with the extreme partisanship. Thanked all farmers for their work that they do for us in this state.

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Fifteen years of lutefisk and meatballs By Barb Jeffers Fountain Lutheran Church held its 15th annual Lutefisk and Meatball Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. This year’s dinner was overwhelmingly successful. Being one of the first dinners of its kind in the area each year makes it a very popular event. According to Chairperson Debbie Jeffers, there were 650 people served on Saturday with nothing left over. The volunteer workers served 400 pounds of lutefisk and 190 pounds of meatballs through-

out the day. The full menu includes Lutefisk with melted butter, meatballs, mashed potatoes and gravy, candied carrots, coleslaw, cranberry relish, sweet soup, rommegrot, lefse, flatbread, desserts including Norwegian baking, milk and coffee. Serving a meal for a crowd this size takes a large amount of work and planning. Jeffers says, “We try to start our planning process in late July of every year and get our letters and work schedules out by mid-August.” There is a

work day prior to the dinner to make lefse, and another evening to make krumkake and rosettes. The Friday of the dinner the meatballs are rolled and cooked, coleslaw dressing is made, and cranberry relish is prepared. The morning of the dinner work begins at 6:00 a.m. and continues late into the evening. Approximately 60 people help out during the time the Dinner is served, split into two shifts of 30 people. Fountain Lutheran Church hopes to see everyone at the Dinner again next year.

First-of-its-kind website reveals painful chapter in Minnesota and American history The Minnesota Historical Society has launched a unique, comprehensive website enriched with video, audio and interactive tools to illuminate a profoundly important time in Minnesota and U.S. history, the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. The site,, is designed for teachers, students, researchers and everybody else interested in the broader national causes of the war, the war itself and its far-reaching consequences. The website reveals stories of survival, resilience and healing

and it uses primary sources, oral histories, maps, multiple perspectives and interactives to tell the history of the war, its causes and its aftermath. The public is invited to join discussions and also to post their family history related to the war in the “Share Your Story” section of the website. “This comprehensive website will help people in Minnesota and beyond learn--in a new way-about an incredibly important time in state and U.S. history,” said Rose Sherman, Chief Information Officer for the Min-


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nesota Historical Society. “And because the site uses video, audio and interactives tools, we’re confident it will engage middle and high school students with this history.” In this final phase of the website, visitors can learn about the Dakota homeland, newcomers to Minnesota, treaties, the war and it’s aftermath and the Dakota nation today. The first phase of was launched in March 2012. 2012 marks the 150th year since the U.S.-Dakota War was fought over six weeks in Southwestern Minnesota, resulting in hundreds dead, the Dakota exiled from their homeland and the largest mass execution in U.S.history: the hangings of 38 Dakota men in Mankato. The war’s causes began decades earlier and the impact of the war is still felt today. Throughout this year, the Minnesota Historical Society is offering many new ways to learn about the war, its causes and its aftermath, including an exhibit

The Lutefisk and Meatball Dinner at Fountain Lutheran Church was another huge success. Photo by Barb Jeffers at the Minnesota History Center. Visit for a list of all initiatives, events and resources for commemorating and learning about the war. Many projects and programs related to the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 are made possible by the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008. The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS TUESDAY, OCT. 16 Semcac Bus to Rochester, bus picks up for shopping, 9:35am at Chic’s, Preston; 10:00 am at Fountain State Bank. Call 800944-3874 to ride. Fillmore County Public Health Blood Pressure Clinic, 10-10:30am, Lakewood Building, Chatfield. Knit it Together, 3:30-4:30pm, Preston Public Library. Knitting for all levels. For fundraiser info, call 507-867-3583.* Bluff Country Toastmasters meet, 5:30pm, Spring Valley Public Library.* AA Meeting, 7pm, Faith United Methodist Church, Spring Valley. “Living in the Solution.” Newcomers welcome.* American Legion Auxiliary #166 Meeting, 7pm at Preston Servicemen’s Club. Adult Children Anonymous (formerly known as Adult Children of Alcoholics) meeting, 7pm. Call Deb 507-765-5336 for info.* Chatfield AA meets, 7:30pm in the Pio­neer Presbyterian Church, 206 Fillmore St., Chatfield.* AA Closed Meeting, 8pm, Presbyterian Church, Mill St, Rushford.*

THURSDAY, OCT. 18 Free Senior Coffee, 9am, Heritage Grove, Harmony.* Story Hour- Harmony Public Library, 11am. No school, no story hour.* Canton Senior Citizens meet at 1pm for cards and visiting, Canton Community Center.* Chatfield Growers Market, 3-6pm, City Park, Chatfield.* Sumner Center UM Church Harvest Festival: Supper at 6:30, auction at 7:15. 9 miles north of Spring Valley on County 1. FRIDAY, OCT. 19 Spring Valley Area Foodshelf, Senior Citizens Day, 9am-10am. 1300 West Tracy Rd. Spring Valley, MN.* Preston Farmer’s Market, 11am, Trailhead, Preston.* Greenleafton Reformed Church Ham and Meatball Supper4-7:30pm. All are welcome! Chatfield NA meeting, 7:30pm, Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 206 Fillmore St. Chatfield.* Harmony AA Group- Harmony Community Center, 8pm, For more info call 612-251-3822 or 507-272-2191*

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17 Spring Valley Area Foodshelf, SATURDAY, OCT. 20 2-5pm. 1300 West Tracy Rd. Spring Lanesboro Farmer’s Market- 9-12 Valley.* Sylvan Park. May-Oct. *

Bluff Country ATV Club meeting, 10am, Stumpy’s, Rushford.

Peterson American Legion: 6th Annual Chili Cook-off and Chili feed, 5pm. Lanesboro AA Group, 8:00pm, Bethlehem Lutheran Church. For more info, call 507-251-1771 or 765-2518.* SUNDAY, OCT. 21 St. Patrick’s Fall Fest: Lanesboro, 9am-1:30pm. Lunch served 11-1:30pm. Belgian Waffle Breakfast, 9am1pm, Wykoff Community Center. Sponsored by Immanuel Lutheran Church. NA Meeting, 7:00pm, United Methodist Church, downstairs, Preston. Call Jay for info 507-3996089. * Fountain AA Group closed meeting, 7:30pm. Fountain Lutheran Church, south Main St. and Highway 52.* MONDAY, Oct. 22 Community Coffee, 9am, Park Lane Estates, Preston.* TOPS (take off pounds sensibly) Meeting, Spring Valley Care Center Activity Room. Weigh-in from 5:45-6 p.m. Meeting from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Questions contact Judy at 507-346-2469.*

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FOR SALE: Guns in very good condition. Remington Model 12, 22 cal rifle, made 1929. Remington Model 29, 12 gauge pump, made 1930. Marlin 30/30 Model 1893, made 1900. H&R 32 cal pistol, double action. Call 507-467-2505 to arrange to see. s8,15- x

FOR SALE: Internet-ready, eMac computers, 1ghz, 80gb, 512mb RAM, InDesign Master Suite Collection software. All products for media desktop publishing included. Asking $249 or best offer. Call Jason at 507-251-5297. s6tfn- x

FOR SALE: High back wall-mount white porcelain bathroom sinks from original Park Hotel in Preston, MN. Excellent condition. Perfect for restoration of older home. Priced at $150 per sink. Call Jason at 507-251-5297. s6tfn- x

TOTAL WOOD HEAT. Safe, clean, efficient and comfortable OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACE from Central Boiler. Theobald Heating Solutions 507-533-4523. swk3tfno Pallets for sale for $3.00 each. Lots of 20 or more available. Call 507-2515297. s3tfn- x FOR SALE: Remington 12 Ga. 870 slug gun, 20 in. rifled barrel, cheek rest, 2 3/4 or 3 in. shel, new - still in box, never fired. 507-765-4979. s1,8,15- o

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AUCTION CALENDAR Sat., Oct. 20 - 9am - Machinery and buggys, Shop tools, Furniture, Guns, Horses and harness, Steel Trim and Lumber, Antiques and miscellaneous items. Auction located at 13702 371st Ave. Canton, MN 55922. For more information contact Dan E. Hershberger at 13702 371st Ave., Canton, MN 55922. Listing in the Journal. Wed., Oct. 24 - 9:30am - Selling tractors, Combines, Heads, Planters, Balers, Choppers, Skid Loaders, and Misc. Equipment. For more information contact Gehling Auction at 1-800-770-0347 or online at Listing in the Journal. Sat., Nov. 10 - 10am - Highly productive 159.55 acre in Olmsted County. Farm located at 6446 20th Ave. SE. Rochester, MN 55904. For more information contact: Tony Montgomery Realty & Auction at 507.421.0232 or at Listing in the Journal. To list your Auction 507-765-2151

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summary of minutes October 2, 2012 County Board Meeting The Fillmore County Board met in special session at the Courthouse in the City of Preston. All members were present. Also present were the Coordinator/Clerk, and other department heads and staff, citizens, and two members of the press. The following resolutions were adopted by the Board: RESOLUTION 2012-049: Amendment to Fillmore County Zoning Ordinance, Section 606.01 RESOLUTION 2012-050: Amendment to Fillmore County Wind Energy Conversion Systems Ordinance RESOLUTION 2012-051: Conditional Use Permit for Jim Koenig, Section 9, Beaver Township The Board approved the following agenda items: • the amended agenda. • the following amended Consent Agenda: 1. September 25, 2012 County Board minutes. 2. Tobacco license. 3. Payment of 4th quarter invoice to CEDA for economic development services. 4. Appointment of Commissioners Bakke and Amunrud, Attorney Corson, Auditor/ Treasurer Boelter, Zoning Administrator Graves and Coordinator Brown to Greenleafton Community Septic System Committee. • payment of invoice from Kane & Johnson for additional architectural services for Highway Administration Building Remodel project. • purchase of second Storage Area Network from Marco. • purchase ten replacement computers. • hire of four intermittent jailers. The following Commissioners’ warrants were approved: REVENUE FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount CDW Government, Inc., equipment purchase $2,140.05 Fillmore County Treasurer, fuel $4,415.30 Goodhue County Finance, services $1,860.00 Kaase, Thomas, mileage $951.27 Kelly Printing & Signs, supplies $546.59 M & I Lockbox, services $1,041.46 Paramed of Rochester, LLC, services $600.00 Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney, PA, services $772.50 West Payment Center, reference materials $5,935.29 TOTAL REVENUE FUND BILLS OVER $500 (listed above) $18,262.46 TOTAL REVENUE FUND BILLS UNDER $500 (34 bills - not listed) $4,772.12 TOTAL REVENUE FUND $23,034.58 INFRA FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount Winona Heating & Ventilating, Inc., services $2,580.00 TOTAL INFRA FUND $2,580.00 ROAD & BRIDGE FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc., culverts $6,872.21 Continental Research Corp., supplies $615.17 Dunn Blacktop Co., Inc., cold mix $2,359.16 G & K Services, supplies $759.73 GP Truck Painting, services $1,251.60 Hancock Concrete Products Co., Inc., services $1,894.78 Hovey Oil Co., Inc., fuel $3,353.50 RDO Equipment Co., parts $713.86 Rochester Sand & Gravel, Inc., cold mix $827.64 Ronco Engineering Co., Inc., supplies $651.81 State of MN, services $936.18 TOTAL REVENUE FUND BILLS OVER $500 (listed above) $20,235.64 TOTAL REVENUE FUND BILLS OVER $500 (8 bills - not listed) $1,067.24 TOTAL REVENUE FUND $21,302.88 SANITATION FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount TOTAL SANITATION FUND BILLS OVER $500 (None) $0.00 TOTAL SANITATION FUND BILLS UNDER $500 (3 bills - not listed) $209.23 TOTAL SANITATION FUND $209.23 The above represents a summary of the County Board actions on the listed date. Official County Board minutes are on file in the Fillmore County Courthouse and are available for review during regular business hours. County Board meetings are usually scheduled for Tuesday mornings at 9:00 in the Commissioners’ Room in the Courthouse. Questions regarding the minutes or upcoming meetings can be directed to Karen Brown, Coordinator/Clerk of the County Board at 507/765-4566. Publish 15 notice of hearing Please take notice that a Petition for Termination of Parental Rights of biological children of Jose Israel Galvez Zavala was filed with the Fillmore County Juvenile Court on September 19, 2012. Pursuant to law, Jose Israel Galvez Zavala is a party to this proceeding. The court has scheduled an Admit/ Deny hearing regarding the Termination of Parental Rights Petition on October 25, 2012, at 8:30 a.m., at the Fillmore County Courthouse, Preston, MN 55965. You are required to appear at the hearing on the date and time above. If you fail to appear at the hearing, the hearing may take place in your absence, the Court may find you in contempt of court, or it may issue a warrant for your arrest, or all of the above. The Court may find the statutory grounds set forth in the Petition have been proven, or the Court may issue an Order granting the relief requested in the Petition, which may include terminating the parental rights of the parents. As a party to this matter you have numerous rights and a responsibility, therefore, your presence at the hearing is required. /s/ James D. Attwood Fillmore County Court Administrator James D. Attwood

ordinance #206 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING AND ADOPTING RATES, RECONNECTION CHARGES, TERMINATION OF WATER AND SEWER SERVICES. Summary of the contents of the proposed Ordinance is as follows: Section A) DEFINITIONS Section B) APPLICATION AND OWNERCUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITY Section C) BILLING/PAYMENT/ DELINQUENCY Section D) NO METER READS Section E) UTILITY RATE SCHEDULE Section F) SHUTOFF FOR NON PAYMENT Section G) SANITARY SEWER AND WATER SERVICE CONNECTION AND AVAILABILITY CHARGES; MANDATORY CONNECTION TO SANITARY SEWER This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval as provided by law. Anyone wishing to view or obtain a copy of this Ordinance may do so at the Clerk’s Office during regular office hours. CITY OF WYKOFF Cheryl L. Davis Clerk/Treasurer/Zoning Administrator Publish 15,22

Lee Novotny Assistant Fillmore County Attorney PO Box 307 Preston, MN 55965 Publish 1,8,15

bid package three- finishes ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS `Sealed bids for the construction of: FILLMORE COUNTY HIGHWAY BUILDING ADMINISTRATION REMODEL, Preston, Minnesota, will be received by the Owner, Fillmore County, at the office of the County Coordinator – Karen Brown, Fillmore County, 101 Fillmore Street, Preston, MN 55965 until 1:00 P.M.., local time, MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2012, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud. If bids are sent through regular mail address them to Fillmore County Courthouse, Coordinator’s Office, P. O. Box 466, Preston, MN 55965. Bids received after stated date and hour will be returned unopened. Bids will be submitted in Duplicate. NO FAXED BIDS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Bidding Documents prepared by Kane & Johnson Architects, Inc. Documents will be available to bidders on or about Friday, September 28, 2012. Please contact ARC, Communications Department, at telephone number

change of location for forestville township meetings Due to construction on CR 5, the following meeting locations for Forestville Township have been moved for the month of October. Monday 10/15/12 – Zoning & Planning will be held at: Heusinkveld Farms, 17524 CR5, Spring Valley at 7:00pm Tuesday 10/16/12 – Regular monthly meeting: 20967 – 212th Street, Preston at 7:30pm Connie Morger Clerk – Forestville Township Publish 15

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763.694.5910 to order bid documents and expedite your request OR go to, click on Planwell to obtain the fax order sheet to request project bidding documents or view bidding documents. Complete the form and fax along with copies of your checks to 763.694.0216. Plan deposits and mailing fees are to be sent to ARC at 3005 Ranchview Lane North – Plymouth, Minnesota 55447. Bidding Documents may be examined at the office of the Architect-Kane & Johnson Architects, Inc., 2460 Highway 63 North, Suite 100, Rochester, Minnesota 55906. Telephone: 507.288.1839/ Fax: 507.288.1830 and the office of the Construction Manager, Construction Analysis & Management, Inc. – 7398 University Avenue N. E., Fridley, Minnesota 55432, Telephone: 612.669.8525; the Owner – Fillmore County, and the following plan rooms: McGraw Hill Construction Rochester Builders Exchange South Central Builders Exchange Mid-Minnesota Buildings Exchange Austin Builders Exchange Albert Lea Builders Exchange Minneapolis Builders Exchange Mankato Builders Exchange LaCrosse Builders Exchange St. Paul Builders Exchange Southwest Builders Exchange iSqFt/AGC Planroom Reed Construction Data A Bidder’s Bond (AIA Document 310) or certified check made out to Fillmore County in the amount of five percent (5%) of the total Base Bid shall accompany each proposal as a guarantee that the bidder will enter into a contract with the Owner for the work described in the proposal. If awarded a contract, each successful bidder will be required to furnish performance and payment bonds covering the faithful performance of the contract and the payment of all obligations arising under such contract. Such bonds shall be the latest edition of AIA Document A311/ CM, in the amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) payment. If the contract is less than $50,000 an Irrevocable Letter of Credit drawn from a financial institution will be acceptable under the same terms and conditions of Performance and Payment Bonds. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids or parts of bids and to waive informalities therein, and to award the contract to other than the lowest bidder if in their discretion the interests of the Owner will be best served thereby. All bids will be received lump sum. Make proposal on bid form supplied in the project specifications. Bid may not be withdrawn or modified within forty-five (45) days after the bid closing time and date indicated herein. A PRE-BID CONFERENCE is scheduled for 10 a.m., local time, Thursday, October 4, 2012 , at the Fillmore County Highway Department, 909 Huston Street N.W., , Preston, MN 55965. BID PACKAGE THREE - FINISHES Publish 1,8,15

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF FILLMORE IN DISTRICT COURT PROBATE DIVISION THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No. 23-PR-12-690 In Re: Estate of Jeffrey W. Kolling Decedent. NOTICE AND ORDER FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR DESCENT OF PROPERTY Susan K. Kolling has filed a Petition for Determination of Descent with this Court. The Petition represents that the Decedent died more than three years ago, leaving property in Minnesota and requests the probate of Decedent’s last will, if any, and the descent of such property be determined and assigned by this Court to the persons entitled to the property. Any objections to the Petition must be filed with the Court prior to or raised at the hearing. If proper, and no objections are filed or raised, the Petition may be granted. IT IS ORDERED and Notice is further

given, that the Petition will be heard on October 30, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. by this Court at Preston, Minnesota. (1) Notice shall be given to all interested person (Minn. Stat. 524.1-401) and persons who have filed a demand for notice pursuant to Minn. Stat. 524.3204. (2) Notice shall be given by publishing the Notice and Order as provided by law and by: Mailing a copy of this Notice and Order at least 14 days prior to the hearing date. ROBERT R. BENSON Judge JAMES D. ATTWOOD Court Administrator By: /s/ Lynn Benson Deputy Date: 10/1/12 Attorney for Petitioner Ward & Oehler, Ltd. William Oehler MN # 0081012 1765 Greenview Drive SW Rochester, Minnesota 55902 Telephone: (507) 288-5567 Publish 8,15

public-use off-highway vehicle trail moratorium resolution #2012-4 The Yucatan Township Board of Supervisors hereby creates and authorizes a planning commission to conduct a study of public-use motorized vehicle recreational and racing trails for off-highway vehicles, to determine if such public-use motorized recreational trails cause any significant injury to public health, water quality and contamination, excessive water consumption, excessive noise, traffic hazards, road repair and maintenance problems, land erosion, property value deterioration, damage to nearby rivers and streams, and environmental degradation; and to make land use recommendations to this Board of Supervisors. The Yucatan Township Board of Supervisors approves an interim ordinance or moratorium prohibiting all public-use motorized vehicle recreational and racing trails intended for use by off-highway vehicles within Yucatan Township for a period of one year, effective immediately. During the period of this moratorium, no person or property owner will allow land within this township to be prepared, constructed, developed or used for any public-use motorized vehicle recreational and racing trails intended for use by off-highway vehicles. Excluded and exempted from this moratorium and its prohibition are: (i) public or private use snowmobile trails used by operators of snowmobiles during the winter months, and (ii) private-use motorized vehicle trails intended for use by off-highway vehicles on private property operated by their property owners for agricultural and recreational purposes. A printed copy of the entire interim ordinance is available for inspection by any person during the township clerk’s regular business hours. Dated: October 9, 2012 Attest: Linda S. Griggs-Township Clerk YUCATAN TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS: Peter A Orr-Supervisor Larry Gaustad-Supervisor Randy J Bronk-Supervisor Publish 15

Summary of Minutes September 25, 2012 County Board Meeting The Fillmore County Board met in special session at the Courthouse in the City of Preston. All members were present. Also present were the Coordinator/Clerk, and other department heads and staff, citizens, and two members of the press. The following resolutions were adopted by the Board: RESOLUTION 2012-047: Final payment of $93,356.31to Midwest Construction for Project SAP 23-624-04 in Canton Township RESOLUTION 2012-048: Renewal of 2012-2013 Joint Powers Agreement with MN Bureau of Criminal Apprehension The Board approved the following agenda items: • the agenda. • the following Consent Agenda: 1. September 11, 2012 County Board minutes. 2. Regular status for Jason Marquardt, Veteran Services Officer. 3. Re-appointment of Cynthia Blagsvedt as County Assessor for four year term. 4. Amendment of SE MN Chemical Dependency Pilot project agreement. 5. Publication of 2011 Financial Statement. 6. Overnight stays for Auditor/Treasurer and Finance Officer to attend regional meeting. 7. Tobacco licenses. • lease Konica Minolta Bizhub C35 from A+ Imaging Systems. • agreement with Developmental Achievement Center for nurse consultation services. • acceptance of UCare grant shared with Houston County. • purchase of computer and docking station for Public Health Educator. • FY 2013 Natural Resources Block Grant agreement. • renewal of agreement with Marco for technical support. • advertise for bids for remodel of Highway Administration Building. • Kane & Johnson to obtain quotes for asbestos abatement of Highway Administration Building. • notify Hennepin County about 2013 Medical Examiner Services. • low quote from Quality Construction for sidewalk repair. • low quote for purchase of replacement air compressor for sprinkler system at Office Building. • support participation in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac lawsuit. • hire of Dan Dornink, Dispatcher, as replacement Harmony-Mabel-Canton deputy. • internal advertisement for replacement full time dispatcher. • advertise for part-time deputies to develop a list. • amend hire date for incoming County Engineer. • resignation to retire from Alice Terbeest, Office Support Specialist. • 2013 Toward Zero Death Grant agreement. • Code Red Emergency Communications Network proposal and enter into agreement. • approve sale of 2006 Chevrolet Impala squad car at Auction Associates. • low quote from Schwarz Surveying related to Greenleafton waste water project. • quote for appraisal services from Warfield for Greenleafton waste water project. • purchase of GIS hot key enhancement for CAMA system. The following Commissioners’ warrants were approved: REVENUE FUND Vendor Name, Descriptionq Amount Bear Graphics, Inc., supplies $1,287.63 Best Western Kelly Inn, other travel expense $834.10 Bluff Country Newspaper Group, advertising $630.00 Continental Research Corp., supplies $681.21 Mayo Clinic, services $500.00 Michael Benson Construction, LLC, services $785.00 MN Dept. of Corrections, services $38,556.00 MN Office of Enterprise Technology, services $1,522.00 Omodt & Jorde Farms, feedlot grant $5,000.00 Preston Service Plus, services $1,811.51 Sanofi Pasteur, Inc., supplies $910.73 Tri-County Publishing, Inc., advertising $683.60 Uniforms Unlimited, Inc., uniforms $904.54 Werner Electric Supply, parts $573.76 TOTAL REVENUE FUND BILLS OVER $500 (listed above) $54,680.08 TOTAL REVENUE FUND BILLS UNDER $500 (57 bills - not listed) $8,899.21 TOTAL REVENUE FUND $63,579.29 INFRA FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount Integra Telecom, services $1,202.81 TOTAL INFRA FUND $1,202.81 ROAD & BRIDGE FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount A+ Imaging Systems, copier contract $709.03 Erickson Engineering Co., services $19,020.71 Fastenal Company, supplies $700.23 Hammell Equipment, Inc., parts $513.06 Herman’s Service, services $547.19 Hovey Oil Co., Inc., fuel $7,330.75 LaCrosse Truck Center, Inc., parts $4,142.75 Midwest Contracting, LLC, services $93,356.31 Milestone Materials, Inc., rock $10,658.47 TOTAL ROAD & BRIDGE FUND BILLS OVER $500 (listed above) $136,978.50 TOTAL ROAD & BRIDGE FUND BILLS UNDER $500 (18 bills - not listed) $2,975.90 TOTAL ROAD & BRIDGE FUND $139,954.40 SANITATION FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount Green Lights Recycling, Inc., services $764.31 TOTAL SANITATION FUND BILLS OVER $500 (listed above) $764.31 TOTAL SANITATION FUND BILLS UNDER $500 (4 bills - not listed) $282.32 TOTAL SANITATION FUND $1,046.63 AIRPORT FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount Professional Engineering Services, Ltd., services $6,959.25 TOTAL AIRPORT FUND $6,959.25 The above represents a summary of the County Board actions on the listed date. Official County Board minutes are on file in the Fillmore County Courthouse and are available for review during regular business hours. County Board meetings are usually scheduled for Tuesday mornings at 9:00 in the Commissioners’ Room in the Courthouse. Questions regarding the minutes or upcoming meetings can be directed to Karen Brown, Coordinator/Clerk of the County Board at 507/765-4566. Publish 8


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Surprisingly spacious 4 bedrooms, 2 ½ bath home. Updates include siding, windows, furnace, central air. New 784 sq ft 2 car heated garage $85,000

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Great hobby farm all set up for horses on 30.41 acres in SE MN. Spacious home with spring fed creek and panoramic views of the countryside. The 2 car tuck under garage is insulated and has a heated workshop. 36x48 shed used for horses plus an open shelter in pasture area. The home is spacious with up to 6 bdrms, 3 baths and finished lower level walk out. Over 3,000 sq ft of living space

10894 st. Hwy 16 sPring Valley $198,500 Great opportunity to own a 10 acre parcel of country property! The home has been newly renovated with new kitchen w/hickory cabinets, new appliances, pantry, all new flooring, new sheet rock & knockdown ceilings, 3 bdms, 2 baths, perm siding, new furnace, hot water heater & updated electrical. 3 car detached garage and other outbuildings excellent for storage. Pasture, wooded & cropland.

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Beautiful updated 3 bdrm 2 full bath ranch style home. New addition features family room w/gas fireplace & patio doors to outside covered deck. Lower level finished w/family room, full bath & lg. bedroom w/walk-in closet. Dinette area in kitchen has useable work space & dining area. Tastefully decorated on close to an acre of land w/new mound septic system. Last house on the edge of Co Rd 20 in Greenleafton - Enjoy small town living with the “feel” of country!

dorChesTer: 67 acre campground that is move in condition, Bear Creek Trout Stream, store for all the camping basics. harmonY ToWnshiP:S35Otillable LD acres excellent soils. 2 bedroom, 3 bath home, PresTon: 10 acres with L D SO attached 2 car garage. Home is being built, needs finish work on inside. Scenic views close to bike trail. housTon CounTY: 134 acres wooded and sloughs. Close to Mississippi River and Borders federal refuge land. housTon CounTY: 150 acres wooded and tillable land. Good acces, sellers will look at different splits. lanesboro: 63 acres CRP and wooded, creek 40’ x 60’ barn with loft. lanesboro: 148 acres tillable and wooded 2 story home attached garage.


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117 Crown Hill rd w Preston $174,900

Great 4.83 Acreage with barn & several outbuildings. Great trails within the property down to and near the Root River which borders the property. The home has many updates and also includes hardwood floors, natural wood work, 4 large bedrooms, 2 baths, main floor laundry, open staircase, formal dining, den/study and a mud room (or 3 season porch) off kitchen area.

If you are looking for small town quiet living look no further. In the small village of Greenleafton you will find a beautiful 3 bdrm, 2 bath walk out ranch style home. The lower level is completely finished with new updated neutral carpet, bath, office area currently used as guest room, and large family room. The upper level has 3 bdrms, bath, eat in kitchen, main floor laundry, dining area and deck off kitchen area overlooking back yard. The back yard is private with many mature trees. It is move in ready!

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lanesboro: 39 wooded acres, with 2 bedroom, 2 bath, home built in 1999, 3 small cabins with storage shed for your private get away to enjoy the quietness and scenic views. lanesboro: 82 wooded acres, food plots, great place to build a cabin, good access, scenic views. Whalan PriCe reduCed: Buildable lots, different sizes available, Root River frontage plus Grebbin Trout Stream. Also has a 46 acre wooded common area with hiking trails. sPring grove: 146 wooded acres, cabin, electricity, ATV trails. Great deer & turkey hunting. York ToWnshiP: 200 acres with 150 tillable acres balance wooded. Great investment property. CresCo: Commercial property office with living quarters, plus a large 60’ x 135’ steel building, in-floor heat. Intersection of highway 9 & 63.

For More Information Contact Alton Erickson Broker 507-467-3783

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TOWNHOUSE FOR SALE or rent: 2 BR, bath &1/2. Attached garage. 508 West Fillmore St, Preston. Available Nov. 1st. Contact Andy Bunge 507-251-7952. e8,15,22,29- o

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$389,900 630 maIn sT. chaTFIeLd

2103 margareT sT. chaTFIeLd

2.8 acres • Private setting • Steel Siding 3-car Heated Garage • 2 Fireplaces • W/O • Patio Abundance Of Wildlife • Wood Floors • Main Floor Laundry/Mudroom • Open Floor Plan

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310 mapLe sT. LanesbOrO

3 Bedroom on main floor • Wheel Chair Assess. In-Floor Heat in House & Garage •3 Baths Main Floor Laundry • Fireplace $119,900



14 WInOna sT chaTFIeLd

Ranch Home • New Roof • New Windows Wood Floors • Remodeled bath • Gas Fireplace 3-season porch

Farms & acreage xxx OLd shady WOOd dr. sprIng vaLLey

6 Acre Building Site • Completely Wooded Across frm Good Earth Village • $34,900







322 prOspecT sT. chaTFIeLd 3 Bedroom Ranch • 2 Baths 3 Season Porch • 2 Car Garage Main Floor Laundry



Townhouse • Patio 3 Bedrooms • 2 Baths W/O • Deck • Open Floor Plan


217 2nd sT sW chaTFIeLd

3 Bedroom •D/O • Wood Floors Main Floor Laundry • 2 Porches Close to Mill Creek Park

605 1/2 caLhOun ave. LanesbOrO

503 ave. c chaTFIeLd


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Next to State Trail • 3 bedrooms • Hickory Cabinets • 2 Baths • Deck

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CommerCial building - wykoff Completely renovated building that is ideal for any type of restaurant, catering or other business opportunity. The lower level is finished for additional space. $199,900 new listing - CommerCial building - lanesboro Great opportunity to own

large commercial building in a high traffic area. Potential business could be retail, restaurant/bar, convenience store/grocery, crafts or many other uses. Can be divided off. Apartment above for rental or personal use. $89,900

28089 everyday rd. LanesbOrO 8 acres • Pasture for horses • 50x64 heated shop New well • New roof • 50 x 112 shed Outdoor wood burner for house and shop


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• 3 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Original woodwork • Leaded windows • Paneled doors • Hardwood floors • 2 Enclosed porches • Numerous improvements







• 4 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • 2,496 sq. ft. • New windows, roof, vinyl siding, driveway • Tons of hardwood & ceramic tile floors






• 3 Bedrms • Den • 2 Baths • Fireplace • Workshop • Open floor plan • Great Room • 2508 sq. ft. • Newer furnace & central air • Finished LL





• 3 Bedroom • 2 Bath • Walkout • Fireplace • Patio • New stainless steel appliances • Wood floors • New countertop • Fenced yard • New roof, furnace and water heater



• 4 Bedrooms • 2 baths • 2 Car garage • Hardwood floors • Open Staircase • Sunroom • Remodeled 2nd floor • Steel Siding • New roof • Fenced backyard




• 3 Main floor bedrooms • 2 Baths • 2 Car Garage • Main floor Laundry • Great room w/gas fireplace • Formal Dining • Updated Kitchen & Bath • New roof • flooring • vinyl siding • central air unit








• 3 Bedrooms plus den • 2 Baths • 2 Car garage • Exceptional layout • .47 acre lot • Patio • Quality windows • Maintenance free exterior • Backyard has neighbors and is very private



• 4 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Main floor living, • 2412 sq. ft. • paneled doors • deck • Quality • Built in 2002 • fireplace • granite tops • Steel siding • 0.32 acre • no backyard neighbors







• 2 Bedroom • Erect wall for 3 • 3 Bath • Wet bar • Main floor laundry • Paneled doors • Fireplace • Master suite with whirlpool tub • Separate shower • Brick/Stone work inside & out • Private backyard




• 4 Bedrooms • 5 baths • Brick exterior • Main floor living • 3’ doors • 9’ Ceilings • 4,784 sq. ft. • 1.3 acre lot • Private Drive • LL previously used as mother-in-law residence





• 3 Bedroom • 3 Bath ranch built in 2001 • Heated shop w/bath • 2 pole sheds • 2 Cattle sheds • Calf shed • Just off the blacktop • 15 min to Rochester • Additional Land Available





• 1 Bedroom • Cheaper than renting • Currently rented • Conveniently located • Sold in the “AS-IS” condition




• 3 Bedroom • 2 bath • Fully furnished • Totally remodeled from the studs in 1992 • Oversized 2 car garage (24’x34’) • Main floor living • Move-in-condition






• 2 Bedroom plus den • 2 Baths • 2 Car garage • Hardwood floors • Fireplace • Newer roof • 2 lots




• 2 Bedroom • 2 Bath • Wood/vaulted ceilings • 3 Car garage • No backyard neighbors


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$109,000 135 GOLD ST SOUTH, WYKOFF


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• 3 Bedroom • Main floor laundry • Level corner lot • New windows, roof, siding, boiler, water heater • Recently updated kithcen & bath, deck • Patio





• 4 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Main floor laundry 255 1ST AVE NE, HARMONY

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724 WINONA ST SE, CHATFIELD WINONA •ST2 Baths SE, CHATFIELD •724 4 Bedrooms • Main floor laundry

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CHATFIELD – Fingerson & Donahoe First Subd. Covenant controlled neighborhood with lg cul-de-sac, walk-out lots w/private backyards. Lots starting at $29,900. NEW PRICING AND ADDITIONAL LOTS AVAILABLE! FOUNTAIN - Two outlots for the price of one! Large level lot (132’ x 300’) on the corner of dead end street in an established neighborhood. $19,900 #4037960 LANESBORO – 1.43 acre building site within city limits. Great views, walkout, city utilities, protective convenants apply. $44,900 #4031256 RACINE – Lyman’s Second Subdivision. Located in newer development on cul-de-sac street with city utilities, choice of builder and covenant controlled. Hurry only 3 lots available. Prices starting at $19,900. WYKOFF/FILLMORE AREA – 2 approximately 25 acre rural building sites with spectacular views and CRP. #4040787 & #4040788 priced at $149,900/each. WYKOFF/FILLMORE AREA – +/- acre receational parcel with 1900’ of Bear Creak frontage and 6 acres CRP. great fishing and hunting. #4040786 $69,900





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LOST DOG in are of County Rd 5, 1 to 2 miles south of Hwy 16. Dog is an Alaskan husky. Gray with white on legs, belly. Wearing blue collar. Answers to Laser. Very friendly. Call 406-210-9003 with any information. lf15,22- o

WITH MUCH GRATITUDE and appreciation, I would like to thank all of you that contributed, donated or attended the Bobby Hanson benefit. It’s people like you that make the world a better place. I can’t thank you all enough for making it possible for me to have the surgery needed to give me a chance at regaining the use of my right arm. No amount of words could express my gratitude. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Bobby Hanson t15- x ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ON BEHALF OF THE Morrie Anderson family, we would like to extend our thankfulness for all those who have placed Morrie and us in your thoughts and prayers as we mourn our loss. We appreciate the many memorials that were given in his name to several local charities. A special thank you to the Rushford American Legion Honor Guard and Legion Auxillary, and Rushford Lions Club for representing two organizations, which represented a part of Morrie’s community envolvement. We are blessed by your caring concern and generosity. Dorothy Anderson & family t15- o ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ THANK YOU family and friends for all the wonderful birthday gifts, cards and wishes! Thank you to all who came to my “big 50” party and to all who contributed to the party in one way or another - it was a great time! Thank you! Kim Wagner t15- o ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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HARMONY - HARMONY MANOR: Rent 30% of Income! 1 & 2 bedroom apartments now available for seniors 62+ or disabled. New siding and windows. On site laundry, large community room for family gatherings. Call ROSIE (507)886-2137. Equal Housing Opportunity. r1,8,15,22,29- o SPRING GROVE - SPRING GROVE MANOR: Rent 30% of Income! 1 bedroom apartments now available for seniors 62+ or disabled. New Siding and windows. On site laundry, large community room for family gatherings. (507)498-5780. Equal Housing Opportunity. r1,8,15,22,29- o 2 BR, 4-PLEX in Canton. $325, water & trash included. Stove, refrigerator. Available November 10th. 507-273-9036. r8,15- o

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LAKEWOOD SENIOR HOuSINg, 420 Bench St. Chatfield. Easy yard work, no shoveling! For those who are 62 and older, handicapped/disabled. 1-bedroom apts. Heat paid. On-site laundry. Rent based on income. Off-street parking. Call (507) 867-4791.

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Now Hiring! Accounting Specialist Semcac, a non-profit human service agency located in Rushford, MN, is accepting applications for a fulltime Accounting Specialist position. This position is responsible for collecting and preparing accounts payable and accounts receivable transactions, reconciling general ledger activity, cash deposit preparation and bank reconciliations. Strong attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to interpret and follow policies and procedures. AA degree plus 3 years related accounting experience. Nonprofit background and familiarity with federal and state grant funding sources a plus. Application packet available by contacting Pat Georgens at Semcac (507) 864-8210 or email pat. Application materials must be received by October 26, 2012. EOE.

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EMPLOYMENT MANAGER: Would you like to become a Manager for a 900 sow farm? We are searching for a dependable individual with great people skills, experience in all aspects of swine caregiving, including gestation and farrowing, and ability to work full-time. Competitive wages and benefit package are available. Please call: 507324-5901 ext. 101 weekdays from 8am to 5pm. Applications and resumes will be accepted weekdays 8am-5pm. h1,8,15- o Fillmore County is accepting applications for part-time intermittent DEPUTY SHERIFFS. The Deputy Sheriff is responsible for preserving law and order, enforcing laws and protecting the rights of all persons. Minimum Qualifications: Must be POST licensed or eligible by the application deadline, have valid driver’s license, be a U.S. citizen, be able to perform essential functions of the position and free of any disqualifying criminal or driving record history. Successful applicants must undergo a physical and psychological examination and successfully complete a background check. Starting salary is $20.30 per hour. Application materials may be obtained online, in person at the Fillmore County Human Resources Office, 101 Fillmore Street, P.O. Box 466, Preston, MN 55965, or by phone (507)765-4566. Applicants must complete all application materials to be considered; resumes may be included, but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Application deadline: Friday, October 19, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. EOE h1,8,15- o

EMPLOYMENT STRAIGHT TRUCK DRIVER needed with Class B CDL for Rochester to La Crosse area. 6 days a week. Regular parttime split shift. Good driving record and work history required. Send resume to, fax to 608-457-2656, or mail to N811 Old River Rd., Stoddard, WI 54658. h8,15- o SPRING VALLEY SENIOR LIVING is currently looking for a full-time RN Home Health Director. Qualified applicants must possess a current license to practice nursing in the state of MN, have great customer service skills and be able to perform full spectrum nursing care from admit to discharge. Knowledge of OASIS helpful. If interested, please send cover letter and resume to Spring Valley Senior Living, Attn: Human Resources, 800 Memorial Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975 or email EOE. h8,15- o PCA FOR PERSONAL CARES: Housekeeping, cooking, cleaning. Night and day shifts. Must be responsible. $12.50/ hour. 507-251-2978. h8,15- o USPS NOW HIRING a Regular Carrier Associate position at the Lanesboro Post Office. $15.56/hr. No benefits. Avg 8 hours a week. Go to and at the bottom of the main page click on careers for instructions and job posting. 507-467-2250. h15,22,29- o ROOT RIVER HARDWOODS Kiln Dried Lumber Store: Looking for a reliable person to work in Lumber store, wood working experience helpful. Benefit package available. Retirement plan. Apply at Hwy 52 N, Preston, MN 507-765-2284. h15,22- o

HELP WANTED Dental Hygienist - Dental Send Resume to:

1155 Canterbury St., Cresco, IA 52136 AssEMBLERs NEEdEd We offer an exciting opportunity to work alongside some of the most committed and driven people in the industry, building the industry’s top products. As an Assembler you will assemble products by interpreting print packets and bills of materials. To qualify you must be able to accurately measure components and assemblies, utilize a variety of hand, power and air tools and perform high quality work that our customers expect.

wELdERs NEEdEd This is an exciting career opportunity for entry level and experienced welders in the area of aluminum and/or steel component fabrication. Candidates will apply proper welding techniques to create aluminum and steel piecework and subassemblies, and read and interpret print packets and work orders for assigned jobs.

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We only produce high quality products. If you are a high quality individual, please apply at our Cresco facility at 816 7th St. West, between the hours of 7:00 am and 4:30 pm or online at our website Also, you can call us at 563-547-4725 and we will be happy to mail you an application. Featherlite, Inc. requires pre-employment background and drug screen. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, strongly encouraging diversity within our workplace.

HEAD COOK - Must be licensed or licensed within 60 days. Can be full-time or part-time. Set your own hours. Contact Cathy at Park Lane Estates 507-765-9986. h15tfn- o MID-SIZED LOCAL DAIRY seeking full and part-time, year round help. Primary responsibilities include milking and feeding with seasonal field work. Hours and wages negotiable. 507-867-4349. h15,22,29- o OFFICE CLERK NEEDED at the Preston NRCS office. 40 hrs/wk. $13.74/hr. Email resume to: h15,22- x ON THE CRUNCHY SIDE in Harmony is hiring bartenders & wait staff, all shifts, ask for Lisa. Also hiring cooks & kitchen staff, all shifts, ask for Miles. Apply in person - fun place to work!! 507-886-5560. h1tfn- o EARN UP TO $75,000 FT/PT. Positions available now. Training provided. Pharmacy/ dental discount plans. Call now for special bonus! 877/308-7959 ext. 224 MCAN DRIVER $0.03 enhanced quarterly bonus. Get paid for any portion you qualify for: safety production, MPG, CDL-A, 3 months current OTR experience. 800/414-9569. MCAN

EXPRESS EMPLOYMENT Professionals is hiring in your area! We are currently seeking laborers, welders, and production employees. Apply in person at our Rochester location, 2518 NorthBroadway or inquire at 507-285-1616. h1,8,15,22- o SPRING VALLEY SENIOR LIVING is currently seeking individuals to fill a parttime Dietary Aide position. This position consists of evening shift running from 4-7pm as well as every other weekend. If interested please send application or resume to Spring Valley Senior Living, Attn: Human Resources, 800 Memorial Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975. Or e-mail EOE. h15,22- o

Harmony Community HealthCare part time housekeeping/ laundry For more information call: Randy Mohs 507-886-6544 ext. 109

Harmony Community Healthcare offers: Competitive wages, flexible schedule Shift differentials & Training

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Great Career Opportunity Assistant Sales Manager – Pricing Division SEMA Equipment, Inc. a rapidly growing John Deere Dealership with 8 Minnesota locations; Spring Valley, Plainview, St. Charles, Wanamingo, LeRoy, Austin, Northfield and Caledonia is seeking a qualified Assistant Sales Manager – Pricing Division.

IMPORTANT QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE: *Be interested and have training/experience in financing options of new and used goods *Be interested in leading, managing and training sales team members *Be computer knowledgeable and a self-motivated team player seeking a roll in a progressive sales environment *Be motivated to work flexible hours to meet customer’s needs. This Assistant Sales Manager – Pricing Division position promises a great challenge, a rewarding career opportunity And a great benefit package.

Please forward resume by October 19, 2012: SEMA Equipment, Inc. *Attn: Asst. Sales Manager 101 South Broadway * Spring Valley, MN 55975 Or email resume to: with subject heading~ “Asst. Sales Manager Position”

Organic Food Production Near Harmony Required Attributes: • Honest And Reliable • Detail Oriented • Able To Closely Follow Specific Instructions • Self Starter, Able To Work Independently • Basic Computer Skills • Experience In Agriculture/Food Production Helpful

Call 507-886-4854 or email to request application.

NOW HIRING!!! Full Time Mechanic, Welding Skills, Knowledge Of Diesel & Trailer Repair, Farm Experience, CDL Preferred But Not Required. Send Resume To: PO Box 366 Lanesboro, MN 55949

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