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County board discusses options for aging jail By K aren R eisner

Cindy and Doug Ofstedal, owners of Asahi Loft in Harmony, Minn.

Photo by Barb Jeffers

A touch of Japan in Harmony By Barb Jeffers

Peace, tranquility, and relaxation. These are just three of the many words used to describe Asahi Loft by guests. Asahi Loft of Harmony, Minn. was opened in June of 2011 by Innkeepers Cindy and Doug Ofstedal. Once a guest arrives at Asahi Loft they are greeted by a place unlike any other in the area. Cindy and Doug were both school teachers in Harmony from 1976 to 1986 with Cindy teaching Home Economics and Doug teaching sixth grade as well as being an assistant football coach. The couple then

moved their family to Tokyo, Japan to teach in a far different culture. The Ofstedal’s taught in Tokyo for 25 years, and through their travels in Japan collected a wide array of Japanese items. While in Japan the Ofstedals never forgot Harmony and the surrounding area. Cindy even wrote a column from Japan for the Harmony newspaper at the time, The Harmony News, called “Jottings from Japan.” After returning to Harmony and building a home which was completed in 1999, Cindy stated that the area in the nearby building was just “empty space.”

The couple thought about using the space as a rental property or a Bed and Breakfast but decided upon something different than what was already in the area. With the atmosphere evoking a sense of the Japanese lifestyle from the shoji doors and screens to the hand carved ranma (transoms) the space of the Asahi Loft can surely give a guest a sense of Japanese living. While enjoying the ambiance of the Asahi Loft a guest will also have the conveniences of an air bath hot tub and a kitchen including coffee and a variety of teas to enjoy with the beautiful See ASAHI Page 2 

Monday-Wednesday - Closed Thursday - 4-8pm Friday - 4-9pm Saturday - Noon-9pm Sunday - Noon-8pm 109 S. Parkway, Lanesboro, MN 55949


Sheriff Daryl Jensen reviewed a Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) inspection report at the November 6 county board meeting. The county jail was inspected this past June. Jensen said overall they received a good rating, but the DOC wants the county to produce a long-term plan to address deteriorating infrastructure issues. The county jail was constructed in the late 1960s and is the second oldest jail in the state. Jails are considered to have a life expectancy of about 35 years. Findings of the inspection noted issues with plumbing and difficulty getting repair parts for the aging equipment. Emergency Manager/Jail Administrator Kevin Beck showed numerous slides displaying a number of physical problems with the jail. Some things are not up to state code, there is a non-functioning gate to a cell, problems with

showers, an antiquated HVAC system and so on. Jensen insisted they need to have a serious conversation to determine our short- and long-term goals, adding a “fatal error is to do nothing.” Options would include following Dodge County’s example and not maintain a jail. What would be the cost of no jail? There would be transportation costs, liability, and windshield time for staff. Jensen noted there are neighboring counties with empty beds including Wabasha and Houston. Other options include renovating the old jail or building a new structure. With the current building there is also a space issue. Could they build up or out for more space? Commissioner Chuck Amunrud added they have to consider the condition of plumbing under the building. Jensen said they use to be full to capacity which is 24, but recently have not been full since See COUNTY BOARD Page 8 

Preston extends Small Cities Grant application By K aren R eisner

City Administrator Joe Hoffman explained at the city council’s November 5 meeting that the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has suggested the city extend their preliminary application to include single family homes. Councilman David Collett was absent. Back in May 2012, the city

council approved a resolution to act as the legal sponsor for Bluff Country Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA/ SEMCAC) to seek small cities grant funds to assist with the acquisition and updating of the Vesterheim apartment complex in Preston. The preliminary proposal that was approved by the city council today will now extend the application to include a request for funding to renoSee PRESTON Page 11 

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unique offerings in Harmony,” she said. Barb added that she Continued from Page 1 will “definitely be back.” Cindy Japanese dishes on hand. Cindy Ofstedal notes that people from makes the stay for the guests near and far spend time at Asahi even more special by delivering Loft including parents of Luther fresh eggs and homemade bread College students, couples on a as well as other details that visi- Honeymoon or an Anniversary celebration, to a single person tors rave about. A recent guest, Barb Gecas, just looking to get away. who owns Heston’s Lodge The Ofstedal’s are very comon the Gunflint Trail (www. munity-oriented and Cindy, came to the Asahi believes that “any business in Loft to work on a large project town brings finances to town,” for her business. Barb stated, and says, “We are fortunate “The quiet and solitude I have to have the businesses we found here has been inspiring. have.” The couple are involved “I’ve been able to work hard, in many charity sponsorships relax easily, and to enjoy some including Relay for Life and are big supporters of the Commonweal Theatre in Lanesboro, Minn. and the JEM Theatre in Harmony, Minn. Have a Story Idea? Asahi Loft is located at 255 5th Street S.E. in Harmony, Contact the Minn. and is open year round. Fillmore County Journal The website is www.asahiloft. P: 507.765.2151 F: 507.765.2468 com and information can also E: be found on their Facebook page. The phone number to make reservations is (507) 2553735.


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“Historical Harmony” during Holiday Fest On November 17, as part of the Holiday Fest, the Harmony Area Historical Society will present its current display of pictures and other items that capture the history of Harmony. The display will be in the HAHS Interpretive Room at the Harmony Visitor Center on Saturday from 10:00-4:00 and Sunday from 2:00-4:00. The display includes guest registers and pictures of the old Harmony Hotel, which was located where the present Visitor Center is now. There are also numerous pictures of Harmony’s Main Street and private homes that show how many changes have come to Harmony since its inception. A unique article is a large plat map from 1878 that shows which families owned particular sections of land around Harmony. One display case contains pictures and items that capture the history of Niagara Cave, while another case includes pictures of former Harmony businesses, buildings, families and individuals who were part of the Harmony community. There are also many other interesting exhibits--including one

on the karst geology of the area--and old photographs. People who come to the display will be served coffee and holiday baking as well. Set aside some time during Holi-

The Lanesboro High School Class of 1942 held their 70th class reunion at Judy’s Country Kitchen in Peterson October 23. Members left to right are Hazel (Holtet) Riehl, Eleanor (Johnson) Davidson, Lois (Bremseth) Peterson, Robert Lawstuen, (Irving) Marjorie (Ferguson) Abrahamson, and seated is Marion Kjos. Those unable to attend the reunion were Muriel (Kulsrud) Evenson and Marion Haugen Ellis. Photo submitted

New Crop of Apples!

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Cameo, Jonagold, McIntosh, Cortland, Fireside, Empire, Golden Supreme, Haralson, Regent & Red and Golden Delicious

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day Fest to immerse yourself in the history and memories of Harmony. It’s a great way to learn about Harmony and to discover fascinating facts and figures about its history.

Where new friends are made and past friends reunite.

Fresh Apple Cider & Caramel Apples!

Christ Lutheran Church Preston, MN

Taking orders for Thanksgiving Pies!

Sunday, December 2, 2012 Menu: Lutefisk with drawn butter, mashed potatoes, meatballs and gravy, orange glazed carrots, coleslaw, cranberry relish, lefse, flatbread, rolls, sweet soup, rommegrot, strull, rosettes, sandbakkels, Christmas Cookies, coffee & milk.

Paid In Advance Tickets - Adults $15.00 Paid At The Door - $17.00 Children Under 10 - $5.00 Preschool - FREE

Now available squash, Gourds and Calico Corn

Tickets may be purchased at church office 8:30am thru 4:00pm, Monday-Thursday or by mail. Send your check to the church. Your tickets will be held for pickup on day of dinner or send a self-addressed stamped envelope with check and tickets will be mailed to you. (You may wish to indicate a 2nd choice for time.) If there are any unsold tickets, they may be purchased at the door, however you may want to call the church to find out what is available. Handicap entrance is on lower level, north side of church. For Further Info: Call the church office at 507-765-2161 or 765-2432 • Mail checks to: Christ Lutheran, PO Box 526, Preston, MN 55965

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Monday, 12TH

Coffee Ladies - 9am

Thursday, 15TH

Wednesday, 14TH

Bingo - 6:30pm

Bible Study - 9:30am Sing Along with Vonnie - 10am Ron Verwerk - 1:30pm Casey Band - 2pm Friday, 16TH Bingo - 6:30pm Jim on the piano - 1pm

Tuesday, 13TH

Bob Bovee - 1:30pm

This Holiday, gather the family around the table Pool Tables • Foosball Shuffleboard • Darts and Supplies • Bar Stools and so much more!!

Have a Holiday Special Going On? Promote it with the Fillmore County Journal’s Holiday Gift Guide! Call 507-765-2151 For More Details

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Keep us in mind for your holiday needs Please allow 2 weeks for oyster, turkey & lutefisk orders.

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Stop & Shop Mabel This Holiday Season! Mabel’s 4TH Annual Holiday Expo Crafts, Gifts & Baked Goods

Saturday, November 17 • 9am - 3pm at the American Legion #299, Mabel, MN

Drawings for door prizes from the vendors at 2pm Lunch Available

We still have some space available for Crafters and Independent Sales Consultants Please Contact: Sheri Marquardt (507)429-9076 or Pearl Holland (507)421-0440

Small Business Saturday ~ November 24TH

Saturday, November 24 is the 3RD Annual Nationwide Small Business Saturday®. It is a day dedicated to support small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. As added incentive Mabel is inviting you to ‘shop small’ at their local stores from Nov. 12-24 and register with participating businesses for a wide array of gifts to be given away: • Village Farm & Home ~ $25 Gift Certificate • Mabel Flowers & Gifts ~ Holiday Center Piece • Split Endz ~ $30 1/2 hr. Reflexology/Zone Therapy Session ~ $20 Gift Certificate • Larson Hardware ~ $20 Gift Certificate • Evangeline’s ~ 2 - $10 Gift Certificate • Barb’s Family Haircare ~ Basket of Hair Care Products

• Krazy Kwiltz ~ 2 - $10 Gift Certificates • Journey Photography by Heather Kleiboer ~ 8x10 Photo • Bank of the West ~ 2 - Plush Bears • Heather Kleiboer ~ Mary Kay Holiday Gift Basket • Brenda’s Boutique ~ Basket of Hair Care Products • Mabel Liquor Store ~ $20 Gift Certificate • Mabel BP ~ $25 Gift Certificate

November 15 • 9am-8pm

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Holiday Open House

On nOvember 17! (Date has changed)

November 16-18 105 S. Main, Mabel • 507-493-5400

Barb’s Family Haircare Full Service Salon “Professional Care is Best for Hair” 314 North Ash Mabel, MN 55954

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Heather Kleiboer Photographer/Digital Artist 507.421.1972

Virginia’s Beauty spot 139 n Main street, Mabel, Mn 507-493-5254 open tuesday-saturday

CoMplete Hair styling for Men & WoMen

Mary Kay Cosmetics • Kenra Hair Care products

Mabel Liquor Store 106 n. main, mabel 507-493-5544 Shirley Landsom, owner

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Mabel BP 507-493-5924 Hours: M - F 5am - 10pm, Sat. 6am - 10pm, Sun 7am - 10pm

Drawing to be held Nov. 24, winners will be notified. Register at these participating businesses.

Larson’s Trust worthy Hardware

Ladies Day

Mabel Flowers & GiFts

• Hwy 44 Bar & Grill ~ 2 - Fish Fry Dinners • Virginia’s Beauty Spot ~ Mary Kay Products • B’s Nest ~ $25 Gift Certificate • Chad’s Small Engine ~ $20 off any Echo Product ($100 or more value) • Mabel American Legion ~ $25 Gift Certificate • BBG’s ~ $25 Gift Certificate

open daiLy: noon - 5pm Saturday: 10am-5pm

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Saturday Night Prime Rib or Walleye Pike ~ $1395 Includes your choice of potato, soup or salad bar. Serving 5-9pm Hours: tues-thurs 4pm - Close • Fri-Sat 11am - Close • Sun 7am - Close

Mabel American Legion Post 299 114 N. Main Street 507.493.2127

118 S. main St, mabel, mn 507-493-5600

Monica Otterness now providing REFLEXOLOGY & ZONE THERAPY call for appointment 507. 421. 0408

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C ommentary Feifdoms and warlords By Col. Stan Gudmundson By the time this letter is printed we shall know who will be president for the next four years. If it is Romney then this letter will help to reaffirm why he was elected. If it is Obama then it will help explain why the majority of Americans made another huge mistake. It has to do with the appalling presidential dereliction of duty at Benghazi. First however, I need to provide bit of a tutorial. The miliCol. Stan tary has Gudmunson divided the entire earth into what are called “Areas of Responsibility (AORs). I call these “fiefdoms.” Each AOR is commanded by a four star Admiral or General. These guys I call “warlords.” Each has a headquarters and a staff to support them. That means they also have created a variety of standing plans to meet contingencies.

For example, NORTHCOM (short for Northern Command) is North America, SOUTHCOM is Latin and South America, EUCOM includes Europe and Russia, CENTCOM covers the Middle East, PACOM is responsible for the Pacific Region, and AFRICOM has responsibilities in for Africa. AFRICOM’s headquarters is in Germany. The chain of command for each of these AORs runs from President to the Secretary of Defense and then to the fourstar commander Warlord. These Warlords are our military’s combatant commanders. This means that the Pentagon, Joint Chiefs of Staff (that includes all of the heads of each service), and other agencies to include the State Department, CIA and so on are not in the chain of command. Unless the Fiefdom is actively involved in military operations, they generally don’t have many actual forces assigned to them. Some do though as in the case of AFRICOM. AFRICOM had special forces people and equipment to include airplanes on alert in Sigonella, Italy to

Letter about cats killed To the Editor, To the heartless drivers: On the morning of Oct. 31 between the hour of 6:15-6:30 a.m. on Hwy County 44, between the Lime Springs turn and the Cherry Grove turn, my family lost two cats within five minutes of each other. My husband and I were having coffee on our porch. I had just let out Mama Cat (Muffins) to go to the bathroom, and her six-month-old daughter Princess ran out behind her. About five minutes later as a car was going by right in front of our house, we heard a terrible noise. I went out to see what had

happened. I found Princess lying on the edge of the road. Mind you there were no brake lights. As I was picking her up, crying, Muffins comes out to see what’s going on. I was standing holding her dead six-month-old Princess. As I watched in horror, our Mama Cat (Muffins), was run over. Again, no brake lights, no slowing down, no moving over to avoid us. So what was the driver doing not to see us? If I were over a few more inches I also would have been lying on the road. At the time, Muffins left

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respond to contingencies such as the terrorist attack in Benghazi. Within minutes of the attack on Benghazi a “FLASH” message was sent out. These are the highest priority of all messages. The world comes to stop to deal with these once received. That would also include any other AORs besides AFRICOM and would be most pertinent to EUCOM who is the closest AOR that could actually help AFRICOM. Others would be standing by to assist if necessary. Insofar as it goes, Hillary Clinton was correct when she said she is responsible for embassy security. Her response however, in disagreeable effort to take the blame, is valid only for everyday operations. Moreover, actual security of our consulates and embassies is the responsibility of the host country. Given the chaotic situation in Libya, especially in Benghazi, host nation assistance would not be and was not reliable. Britain and other countries had previously closed their diplomatic missions there because they thought the situation too dangerous. But what is really atrocious is that the US had military forces, behind seven five-month-old babies. So I guess I should be thankful I wasn’t run down also. To leave my children without their mom. Muffins and Princess were buried together. As my daughter with Down Syndrome says, “They’re with Jesus!” To the drivers: SHAME ON YOU! If you are interested in giving a kitten a home, call Diane at 507937-3418. They are litter box trained and would have to be an indoor cat. Diane Gehrking Preston, MN

as I have said, on alert in Sigonella on Sicily. Their role was and is to respond to a crisis in the AFRICOM AOR. They are required to respond in minutes. That means that they could have been in Benghazi in an hour or so. AC-130s gunships could have isolated that compound and killed any enemy combatants within hundreds of yards. Moreover, we have F-16s in Italy proper who could have been providing air cover for any other possible threats. Since this assault went on for something on the order of six hours, there is no reason whatsoever that our military could not have saved the lives of Americans at that compound. This event was a dereliction of duty that is as extreme as any that have occurred in my life time. What all of this means is that one of only three people could have prevented a military response to rescue Americans in Benghazi. The AFRICOM commander, the Secretary of Defense, or the President. The idea that the Pentagon, that is not in the chain of command, didn’t have enough information to respond is as bogus as Bill Clinton’s fidelity to Hillary. The four-star commander could have stopped any oper-

Government this week • Monday, Nov. 12, Chatfield City Council, Chatfield City Hall, 7:00 p.m. • Monday, Nov. 12, Rushford City Council, Rushford City Hall, 6:30 p.m. • Monday, Nov. 12, Spring Valley City Council, Spring Valley City Hall, 6:00 p.m. • Monday, Nov. 12, Houston City Council, City Hall, 7:30 p.m. • Monday, Nov. 12, Wykoff City Council, City Hall, 7:00 p.m. • Tuesday, Nov. 13, Peterson City Council, 6pm, City Hall • Tuesday, Nov. 13, Harmony City Council, Harmony City Hall, 7:00 p.m. • Tuesday, Nov. 13, Fillmore County Commissioners, Fillmore County Courthouse, 9:00 a.m. • Wednesday, Nov. 14, Mabel City Council, Mabel City Hall, 7 p.m. • Wednesday, Nov. 14, Peterson City Council, Peterson City Hall, 5:00 p.m. • Monday, Nov. 19, Kingsland School Board, 7:00 p.m. • Monday, Nov. 19 , Rushford-Peterson School Board, Rushford Computer Room, 6:30 p.m. •Monday, Nov. 19, Chatfield School Board, 7pm, High School Media Center Schedule subject to change.

ational response himself. The problem with that idea is that he could not make that decision independently, and if he did that in contravention to the National Command Authority (NCA - that is the president and secretary of defense), he would be charged with failure to follow direct orders. He would be subject to court-martial. He would have already been relieved of command. This scenario is highly improbable. The next guy in that sequence is Panetta. Had he stopped a military response that contravened Obama’s orders, then he should have been forced to resign immediately or he would have been fired. This is also very unlikely. That leaves Obama as the only possible person who could have prevented the military from stopping the murder of American citizens. He personally owns this. Totally. That is what we see at the top of our “food chain” and we are furious. By we I mean those of who are or were in the military. Many in the State Department are none too happy either. Most of us had always assumed that we could always trust our leaders to do what is right, within the bounds of our human limitations of course, but this is in a category of malevolent behavior we cannot understand nor fathom. I hope that this finds that the American people have “courtmartialed” Obama at ballot box for, among other things, this incredible dereliction of duty.

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C ommentary Letter about Give to the Max Day To the Editor, Thursday, November 15 is the 4th annual “Give To The Max Day.” This is a day when Minnesotans come together to donate online to non-profits and charities. Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties will once again be participating. Habitat for Humanity WinonaFillmore Counties, through the generosity of various community donors, has already received $10,000 in matching funds for Give To The Max Day donations. This means that the first $10,000 we receive in donations will be matched dollar for dollar. Don’t miss out on this

amazing opportunity to double your donation! Donors can log on to the website,, and click the “donate now” button on November 15 to participate in Give To The Max Day. Last year, more than 47,000 individual donors logged on all over Minnesota and gave more than $13 million to nearly 4,000 Minnesota charities and non-profits in 24 hours. I encourage you to become one of these donors on November 15. A gift of any size is a gift that will help Habitat complete the three houses currently under construction. These homes will impact the lives of the five adults and 10 children who will

2012 Election Results These results are from the MN Secretary of State website and are current as of the time of printing. State of Minnesota President •DFL: Barack Obama and Joe Biden- 1,542,225 (52.6%) •Republican: Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan- 1,320,001 (45.02%) •Libertarian: Gary Johnson and Jim Gray- 35,029 (1.19%) •Socialist Workers: James Harris and Maura Deluca- 1,058 (0.04%) •Constitution Party: Virgil Goode and Jim Clymer- 3,716 (0.13%) •Constitutional Government: Dean Morstad and Josh FrankeHyland- 1,105 (0.04%) •Green Party: Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala- 12,936 (0.44%) •Grassroots Party: Jim Carlson and George McMahon- 3,162 (.11%) •Socialism and Liberation: Peta Lindsay and Yari Osorio- 413 (0.01%) •Justice Party: Ross C. “Rocky” Anderson and Luis J. Rodriguez 1,999 (0.07%) •Write-In- 10,603 (0.36%) US Senator •DFL: Amy Klobuchar- 1,850,873 (65.19%) •Republican: Kurt Bills - 867,766 (30.57%) •Independence: Stephen Williams - 73,470 (2.59%) •Grassroots Party: Tim Davis 30,472 (1.07%) •Minnesota Open Progressives: Michael Cavlan- 13,929 (0.49%) •Write-In: 2,574 (0.09%) Marriage Amendment Yes-1,398,756 No-1,506,159 Voter ID Amendment Yes-1,361,074 No-1,534,587 Fillmore County President •DFL: Barack Obama and Joe Biden- 5,800 (52.55%) •Republican: Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan- 4,967 (45%) •Libertarian: Gary Johnson and Jim Gray- 145 (1.31%) •Socialist Workers: James Harris and Maura Deluca- 2 (0.02%) •Constitution Party: Virgil Goode and Jim Clymer- 17 (.15%) •Constitutional Government: Dean Morstad and Josh FrankeHyland- 1 (0.01%) •Green Party: Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala- 34 (0.31%)

•Grassroots Party: Jim Carlson and George McMahon- 19 (0.17%) •Socialism and Liberation: Peta Lindsay and Yari Osorio- 5 (0.05%) •Justice Party: Ross C. “Rocky” Anderson and Luis J. Rodriguez 10 (0.09%) •Write-In- 38 (0.34%) US Senator •DFL: Amy Klobuchar- 6,900 (64.7%) •Republican: Kurt Bills - 3,141 (29.45%) •Independence: Stephen Williams - 308 (2.89%) •Grassroots Party: Tim Davis -276 (2.59%) •Minnesota Open Progressives: Michael Cavlan- 38 (0.36%) •Write-In: 1 (0.01%) US Representative District 1 •DFL: Tim Walz- 6,657 (61.29%) •Republican: Allen Quist- 4,190 (38.57%) •Write-In- 15 (0.14%) State Senator District 28 •DFL: Jack Krage- 4,483 (42.06%) •Republican: Jeremy Miller- 6,167 (57.86%) •Write-In- 8 (0.08%) State Representative District 28B •DFL: Ken Tschumper- 4,387 (40.97%) •Republican: Gregory M. Davids6,275 (58.60%) •Write-In: 46 (0.43%) Chief Justice- Supreme Court •Lorie Skjerven Gildea- 5,157 (57.5%) •Dan Griffith- 3,801 (42.38%) •Write-In: 10 (0.11%) Associate JusticeSupreme Court 1 •Dean Barkley- 3,247 (37.43%) City of Preston City Council Vacancy The Preston City Council is seeking individuals in appointment to the Council for a term expiring an January 1, 2015. Applications are available at City Hall and shall be returned no later than 4:30pm on Thursday, November 29TH.

live and thrive in them for years to come. Your investment in our work will open doors of opportunity and windows of hope for families who need a hand-up, not a hand out, and a better place to live. Please, help us reach our goal of raising $20,000 on Give To The Max Day. Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties, along with our partner families, thank you. Chris Williamson Executive Board President Habitat for Humanity WinonaFillmore Counties P.O. Box 1183 Winona, MN 55987 507-457-0003

Letter about Pubic hearing for Industrial Sand Mining ordinance To the Editor, Fillmore County’s draft ordinance for frac sand mining will have a public hearing on Thursday, November 15, at 7:00 pm in the Commissioners’ Room of the Courthouse in Preston. This is an opportunity for anyone interested in frac sand mining in our region to attend this meeting to ask questions and become more informed before the ordinance is approved. If you cannot attend, but have questions and comments, please

mail letters to Planning Commission, Filmore County Zoning Office, PO Box 655, Preston MN 55965, or email them, contacts at Fillmore County website. More information is at semep. org. Bonita A. Underbakke Lanesboro, MN

•Barry Anderson- 5,417 (62.44%) •Write-In: 11 (0.13%) Associate JusticeSupreme Court 4 •Tim Tingelstad- 3,527 (41.04%) •David R. Stras- 5.058 (58.86%) •Write-In: 9 (0.10%) Judge- Court of Appeals 6 •Renee L. Worke- 7.995 (99.48%) •Write-In- 42 (0.52%) Judge-Court of Appeals 7 •Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks- 7,787 (99.59%) •Write-In- 32 (0.41%) Judge- 3rd District Court 1 •Christina K. Stevens- 7,958 (99.33%) •Write-In- 54 (0.67%) Judge- 3rd District Court 2 •John T. Cajacob- 7,807 (99.52%) •Write-In- 38 (0.48%) Judge- 3rd District Court 4 •Jeffrey D. Thompson- 7,906 (99.5%) •Write-In- 40 (0.50%) Judge 3rd District Court 5 •Ross L. Luening- 7,811 (99.49%) •Write-In- 40 (0.51%)

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Community Education Adult Education Class Monday, Nov. 26 • 6:30pm - 9pm At Fillmore Central Elementary Computer Lab in Preston Windows Computer Basics: A good class for the computer beginner or a good refresher for the intermediate user. Develop basic skills and working knowledge that you will use as you operate your computer in the future. Plenty of mouse and key board practice/discussion will take place during class. You’ll also learn how to use the My Computer application to manage and organize your files that are on your hard drive. Learn how to set up folders and sub-folders; as well as to open, name, save, copy, move, find and rename files. Save the Date - March 4, 2013 • 6:30 - 7:30pm Love and Logic Parent Training - All county families welcome. Watch for more details.

Fillmore Central Foundation Give to the Max The Fillmore Central Schools Foundation is accepting donations until December 31, 2012 via the Give MN website: The foundation’s vision is to channel educational donations toward school initiatives that will build stronger programs and academics for our children. Thank you for supporting our children’s education. Please Contact Holly Kanengieter (Community Education Director) For More Information. 702 Chatfield Street • Preston, MN 507-765-3809 •

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Lanesboro City Council hears library report By Jade Sexton Tara Johnson and David Hennesey spoke to the Lanesboro City Council at their regular meeting on November 5 and gave their quarterly report about the public library. Johnson said this summer there were 21 programs at the library, including story time, performers, and walk-abouts. There were 623 kids that attended those programs, and 50 that participated in reading programs. Johnson thanked the city for the new sign outside the community center directing people to the library, as it has been very helpful. Krista Flaig, an art teacher at Lanesboro Schools, spoke about the mural that she would be having some art students paint this winter in the library. She described it as a “splash of color” with words and pictures. Hennesey spoke and said he was very pleased with the direction the library is going this year. “As of September 30, our circulation was 21,611, which is better

than the entire circulation of 2010, and 2011,” said Hennesey. Hennesey also talked about the 380 volunteer hours that have been put in over the year, and more hours for reading and other things. Council member Ceil Allen thanked them for all of their hard work at the library, and Hennessey thanked the city for all of their support. Lodging Tax Ordinance City Attorney Tom Manion spoke to the council about the current lodging tax ordinance, and how it may need revamping. They have had the lodging tax ordinance in place for a long time, but there has been no real clear way to enforce it. Manion said there’s an integrity component, and they want to be reassured they are doing their job enforcing this. He said they could check with other cities that have a similar ordinance and see how they manage it. The council authorized City

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Administrator Bobbie Vickerman and Manion to look over the ordinance for accuracy and compliance. Lanesboro Museum Sandy Webb from the Lanesboro Museum was at the meeting to talk about how the museum has been doing, and to thank the city for their support. She said she has received a lot of compliments about the museum and what they have displayed there, and that it shows a real sense of community. Turkey Bowling Parkway Pub owner Vince Jeannette requested and received permission to close two parking spots outside of the pub for the annual Turkey Bowling event on November 21. Jeannette said there is a new addition to the event this year, as Rhinos will be hosting Chicken Bowling for kids from 3:30-5:30. Turkey Bowling will take place from 5:30-10:30pm. Jeannette said this is the ninth year of the event, and they have raised $16,105 for senior classes at Lanesboro High School over the years. They are hoping to raise some money for the elementary school with the Chicken Bowling. Other Business The city offices will be closed on November 12, 22, and 23. The council gave Vickerman permission to pursue a Heritage Preservation Commission Fast Track grant. The council approved paying two employees for the comp time


they have accrued, and changed the personnel policy to get rid of comp time, as they will pay overtime instead. The council also approved the following items: •A liquor license for the card tournament and bean bag tournament at the Joe Rodgers benefit on November 17. •Smith Schaffer for the 2012 audit

•The appointment of Autumn Johnson to the ambulance crew •The 2013 liquor licenses •2012 Assessments for mowing to be presented to the county •Creating a handicap parking spot in front of the bank •Writing a letter to the county commissioners thanking them for looking at the frac sand mining issue, to go along with the Chamber’s letter

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May. Commissioner Randy Dahl noted that the jail is the last major county piece of infrastructure to be updated. He said he was not in favor of not having a jail. Dahl expressed a commitment to the Sentence to Serve Program. Jensen agreed without a jail the STS program would fall apart. Amunrud said they still will need staff whether they board inmates out or not. Commissioner Duane Bakke said it shouldn’t be eliminated completely, suggesting the options be discussed in the Jail Committee. Commissioner Marc Prestby said they should look back at some plans made about 12 years ago. Dahl said they need to do a remodel right ,with Prestby agreeing a band aid fix isn’t the answer. Bakke suggested they have a professional consultant look at the jail and their options and make recommendations. Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) The board approved the purchase of an EDMS system at a cost of $129,660 of which 47 percent of that total will be reimbursed by the federal government, leaving the cost to the

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county at about $65,000. The system has been up and running in Winona County since July. The system allows staff to make much more efficient use of their time. It is estimated that community service staff spend up to 40 percent of their time filling in information on forms and shuffling paper. Once a client is in the system, a click can bring up information and fill in details on a form. This will allow staff to free up time and better serve the people. Community Services Administrator Beth Wilms, who is shared with Winona County, said sharing expenses can lower the cost of getting the system. Mark Anderson, IT director for Winona County, listed the advantages including never losing documents or files and moving forward faster at a lower cost. Social Services Manager Gail Bunge said when someone moves they have to send files by certified mail which is expensive. The system will allow files to be transferred electronically with just a click. Wilms stated they will look at opportunities to share staff between counties. The EDMS system will make it easier to share information. The system may allow a reduction in

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staff or at least not an increase in staff due to a significant increase in the volume of case loads. Wilms said it will take a couple of months to get up and running as paper files need to be scanned into the system. The purchase of the system was approved, recognizing the 47 percent federal reimbursement and ongoing maintenance costs that will be associated with the system. Other Business in Brief •The board approved a quote from White Water Wireless for $98,655.79 to replace Fillmore County VHF repeaters and tower base stations. This is necessary to meet the narrowband mandate for January 1, 2013. Jensen noted there are only 55 days left before the mandate kicks in. This will replace all necessary infrastructure equipment needed to be narrowband compliant. Jensen added, “We waited as long as we could.” A good deal of the equipment has been purchased with grant funds. Waiting for grants has saved the county considerable money. Chairman Tom Kaase maintained, “Many counties wish they had taken our path.” Other quotes were approved for Motorola 800 MHz “consolettes” for dispatch and a combiner to put them on one antenna on the 80 foot tower by the jail. These will be paid for with Local Enhancement Grant and 911 funds. •Forfeiture funds will pay for 26 new Glock pistols. Seventeen pistols will be traded in, which are 13 years old. •A resolution to remove Whalan from Section 606.01 of the zoning ordinance was approved. Bakke said zoning administrator Chris Graves did a good job of doing what the board asked of him, which was to get all the cities to establish their own zoning ordinances. Whalan was the last one to do so.

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Northern Lights in concert “Made in America” will be presented by Northern Lights on Sunday, November 18, 2012, at 3 p.m. at Decorah Lutheran Church, 309 Winnebago St., in Decorah. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. The women’s chorus, under the direction of Jane Kolarich and accompanied by Linda Gjerdrum, will present exclusively American music, including folk, religious, popular, spiritual, and patriotic genres. Instrumentalists Suzanne Ernst, Amanda Rudnickas, Lucas Griesheimer, and

4th grade vocalists from Carrie Lee School will compliment the arrangements performed by Northern Lights. Lindsey Lund will perform several selections for organ based on early American hymn tunes, beginning at 2:45. Midway through the concert, local guest artists Erik Sessions and John Goodin will sing both folk and original selections. All are welcome to a reception hosted by the members of Northern Lights following the concert.

The Mabel-Canton 7-12th grade students voted in a mock presidential election on Tuesday November 6th. A few students from the 8th grade class helped register voters, pass out ballots, and hand out “I voted at M-C” stickers to students. After the ballots were counted, Barack Obama won the popular vote in the high school for election 2012. Photo submitted

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Fillmore County Sports By Paul Trende On some level, it’s probably not fair. It is not fair Section 1 is loaded with extra-good volleyball teams in Classes A and AA. Talented and dedicated squads just waylay each other before (and sometimes well before) the state tournament. In Class A, Faribault B.A. (21-7) finished the year ranked #1, WabashaKellogg (29-2) finished the year ranked #2, and Mabel-Canton (31-5) finished the year ranked #7. Fillmore Central was just outside the top 10. In Class AA, KassonMantorville (#2, 27-2), Stewartville (#3, 24-5), andCaledonia (#8, 23-6) all spent the entire season in the top eleven. And thus, when high-quality Fillmore County volleyball teams Mabel-Canton and Chatfield advanced to their respective Sub-Section finals, they ran into, what could only be called, higher-quality, even exceptionalquality, opponents. Cavalco’s Cavalry The Mabel-Canton Cougars, based off state rankings, were technically the lesser underdog versus W-K. That didn’t stop the Falcons, led by senior outside hitter Katie Cavalco, from taking out M-C without much of a fuss. All told, the Cougars held four leads (1-0, 2-0, and 2-1 in game #2; 1-0 in game #3). The Falcons won game #1 25-12. M-C put up more of a battle in game #2. After trailing 20-12, the Cougars got as close

as 23-20 (on the back of a 4-0 run), only to fall 25-20. The W-K Falcons then didn’t misstep where their Fillmore Central co-monikers did in the Sub-Section semifinals. Wabasha finished off M-C 25-17 for the three-game sweep. M-C couldn’t get much of an offense going. Wabasha-Kellogg’s attack was balanced and precise (despite M-C trying to upset it with short serves). The Falcon defense certainly wasn’t giving any points away either. Lydia Geving led M-C with 7 kills. She also had 12 digs. Belle Sand had 6 kills and 8 digs. Christine Lee and Danielle Paul were on the defensive a lot, leading M-C with 17 and 13 digs respectively. Carly McCabe had 18 assists and 3 kills. Super-senior Katie Cavalco (15 kills, 18 digs, 3 aces) led W-K’s many-angled attack. She got help from fellow seniors Kenzie Freihammer (8 kills, 18 digs), Kalyn Biever (38 assists, 15 digs), and Lexi Vaplon (20 digs), plus junior Ellen Vanwey (8 kills, 4 aces). M-C finishes another successful season with 31 win and 6 losses. They’ll graduate key players Christy Welscher (OH), Kristina Mengis (RH), and Danielle Paul (DS). Welscher and Mengis were two of six Cougars who amassed over 100 kills this season, a very rare volleyball feat. The junior core of the 2012 team, Sand, McCabe,

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Geving, Lee, plus 6’0” learning-asshe-goes OH Sara Lind, will return next year. The M-C volleyball beat will drum on. W-K’s drumbeat, one Falcon fans probably wanted to see thump at state, won’t. The Falcons-North were downed 3-0 (25-17, 25-19, 25-21) by #1 Faribault Bethlehem Academy in Section 1A’s final. Langed and Fruechted Again! The Chatfield Gophers volleyball team was probably a bigger underdog on paper in their Sub-Section 1AA East final. They entered unranked versus a 7thranked opponent, a very familiar 7th ranked opponent. Again, Chatfield squared off against Caledonia for the 1AA East crown. Again the Warriors, led by the insane duo of 6’3” Emma Lange and 5’11” ‘hang-time’ Maria Fruechte, were just too much. It wasn’t without a fight though. Caledonia took command of game #1 very early, 10-3. They led 19-12 only for the Chatfield to close the score to 23-20. The Warriors got the last two points to take the first set 25-20. In game #2, Chatfield got an early lead (6-3), led in the middle of the set (16-13) only for the Warriors to go on a run and lead 23-19. The Gophers then rallied with four unanswered points to pull even at 23. A Lange kill and then a Fruechte block ended it though. Caledonia took game #2 25-23. Game #3 was similarly competitive up to a 17-all tie. The Warriors then officially closed the door on Chatfield’s season by scoring 7 of the final 9 points to win 25-19. Overall, Chatfield blocked at the net well, and defended out of the back row well. They just couldn’t muster the kind of instant attacking offense Caledonia could. They had no answer for the collegebound duo of Lange (21 kills, 14 digs, 3 blocks, 2 aces) and Fruechte (17 kills, 15 digs, 3 blocks), plus setter Taylor Winjim (39 assists). Brook Irish led Chatfield with 6 kills. Haley Kohlmeyer had 5 kills and 3.5 blocks. Maddy Kammer and MaKenzie Miller each had 4 kills and 3 blocks. Alex Duxbury (20 digs) and Kirsten Keefe (17 digs) were busy staving off attacks (all stats semi-official). The Gopher’s solid season ends at 21-10. They’ll lose a trio of seniors (Miller, Kohlmeyer, and co-setter Kileigh Dudek) who contributed heavily. However, in Duxbury and co-setter Gabrielle Salisbury (juniors), the sophomore foursome of Kammer, Irish, Keefe, and Maddie Talamantes, plus freshmen Sheridan Salisbury, the Gophers have a nice young group heading forward. Maybe the future will hold a break-through win for the Goph’s like it did for Caledonia. The Warriors, losers of the past five Section 1AA title games, finally came up victorious. They took down the 3rd ranked Kasson-Mantorville Komets 3-1 (25-20, 25-13, 24-26, 25-20), earning a hard-fought, well-deserved trip to state. No Doubt Left The first time #10 (in AA)

Chatfield (9-1) met #1 Caledonia (10-0), the Warriors won 6-0. It wasn’t a convincing victory. Chatfield had more total yards. They had a couple scoring opportunities that resulted in nada. The game’s verdict was essentially sealed by the field position game. After stopping Caledonia deep in Gopher territory, Chatfield went 3-and-out, their punt was partially blocked, and the Warriors took advantage of the short field notching the game’s only score. Other than that, the contest was a defensive dogfight of what looked to be two evenly matched teams. Wow how things changed in just a month. The second meeting, for the Section 1AA championship, wasn’t two evenly matched teams. Numbers don’t tell everything all the time, but in this game, what they said was crystal clear. The Chatfield Gophers had exactly one yard of total offense at halftime. Worse, they only were plus-yards because of a forward-fumble, which netted three ‘team’-rushing rushing yards. The Goph’s most fruitful offensive play: a 15-yard unsportsman-

like conduct penalty on Caledonia coach Brent Schroeder. It wasn’t good. Caledonia, meanwhile, whose offense was mostly thwarted by Chatfield’s defense in the regular season contest, was improved, vastly improved, a scary thought for a team that’s been ranked #1 all season. The Gopher ‘D’ did its job well in the 1st quarter, but then Caledonia starting churning out moderate runs. They got on the board early in the 2nd quarter via a Brad Strub 3-yard run. A series later, it was more Warrior groundand-pound, with Ryan Pitts doing the final honors from 11-yards out. Chatfield’s next series then resulted in more Warrior points, as Zach Kasten (who blocked the punt that doomed the Goph’s in October), blocked another Nate Skare boot. It went through the end zone, resulting in a safety. At the half, Caledonia led 15-0. In the 2nd half, Chatfield got desperate. They went for it on 4th and 1 from there own 29 midway through the 3rd quarter. The Warriors stopped the run, tacked on See SPORTS Page 10 

Up against it! The Chatfield Gophers ready to snap the ball from their own 1-yardline versus #1 Caledonia. It symbolized the game for Chatfield. They had a long way to go. They gained only 1-yard in the 1st half. They were ‘up against’ vaunted Caledonia and fell 29-0 in the Section 1AA title game. Photo by Paul Trende

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another score four plays later, a Pitts 3-yard run. It took until the 4th quarter before Chatfield registered a 1st down (on a Skare to Jayme LaPlante 44-yard pass). It

was one of only two 1st downs the Goph’s registered total. Caledonia had 16. In the end, the two-time defending state champs looked like it, downing Chatfield 29-0, leaving no doubt. Pitts paced the Warriors, rushing for 138 yards and 3 TD’s on 24

The Preston Historical Society has been given the senior pictures from Preston High School from the years 1911 - 1959. They have been placed on display in the O’Hara School located on the Fillmore County Fairgrounds. However, the following years are missing: 1912, ‘13, ‘14, ‘16, ‘17, ‘18, ‘20, ‘21 and 1922. Anyone with any information about the missing pictures can contact Richard Petsch, President of the Preston Historical Society, 507-765-2559 Photo submitted

carries. Strub had 17 carries for 81 yards and a TD, as Caledonia did most of their damage (305 yards total) on the ground (261 yards). The Goph’s, who frequently rushed for in-the-vicinity-of-300 yards (or more) throughout the season, tallied just 79 yards of total offense (25 rushing). Sixty-two of it came in the 4th quarter with Caledonia leading 29-0. They finish an excellent campaign (9-2) as Section 1AA runner-ups, only (no shame) losses coming to the (seemingly) destined-to-three-peat Warriors. With only 7 senior starters (Luke Isensee, Reid Danielson, and Justin Viss each both ways, Mark Neppl offensively), the Gopher’s will certainly be a factor in the 3-Rivers and their Section next year. Woltz, Swanson Shine at State C-C Meet Chatfield’s Kayla Woltz and Kingsland’s Richard Swanson are sort of on opposite ends of the running pendulum. Woltz entered the 2012 State Cross-Country meet

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every bit a veteran of running, and running at the highest level. A five-time state participant with four Top-5 finishes, the 2012 meet at St. Olaf College in Northfield was effectively a cap to Woltz’s fabulous C-C career. It was her last (fall) run (she’ll have track in the spring). Kayla couldn’t live up to her past performances. In girl’s distance running, age (maturity) isn’t necessarily advantageous. But Woltz’s 10th place finish (14:59.8) is still nothing short of superb. It was an excellent way for the Gopher senior to go out. She is now a six-time state Cross Country participant, with four Top 5 finishes and five Top 10 finishes. Kayla’s section adversary, Emi Trost, and The Blake School’s Clare Flanagan, dueled for 1st place for the second straight year. Flanagan won out again, downing the Cannon Falls junior 14:04.1 to 14:16.5. Chatfield’s other state participant, sophomore Karen Gomez, finished 76th (of 175) in a time of 15:58.7.

between two area Community Foundations. The Spring Valley Community Foundation has challenged the Preston Area Community Foundation to see who can have the most dollars donated to their endowment fund on one day – Thursday, November 15. The Challenge is part of a Minnesota program called Give MN where individuals can donate to a non-profit organization and is called “Give to the Max Day.” The interest earned by each Foundation’s endowment fund it given to local groups who apply for assistance with their community projects. The Foundation raising the most dollars on Thursday, November 15 will win four Miken bats and two

It was Karen’s second state meet. She finished 43rd as a freshmen last year. For Knight Richard Swanson, his running resume probably will never look like Woltz’s. A sophomore, 2012 marked the first year Richard ran Cross Country. It was a pretty good start to a career, a breakout year. Swanson began the season with a win at the Wabasha-Kellogg Gallop back in August and ended at his first state meet, doing so in grandiose fashion, finishing 11th (16:15.9). After being bested at the Section 1A meet a week earlier by Ian Torchia (Rochester-Lourdes), Pat Reinschmidt (PEM), and Matt Schupp (Winona-Cotter), Swanson got two-third’s redemption, finishing ahead of Reinschmidt (13th, 16:20.7) and Schrupp (18th, 16:30.3). Torchia finished 6th (16:04.8). Proctor senior Matt Welch was the 2012 state champion (15:34.0), downing Foley’s Charlie Lawrence (15:46.5). sports bags that will then be given to Kingsland or Fillmore Central respectively. Donations must be made on-line. For the Spring Valley Foundation go to www.givemn. To donate to the Preston Area Community Foundation, go to www. If you are unable to contribute on-line, contact Sheila Craig, 507.273.1481 for the Preston donation.


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vate up to 15 low to moderate income homes in Preston. The intention is to bring the homes up to code and make them more energy efficient. The city does not need to contribute funds to the projects, but only to act as the legal sponsor and administer the funds. SEMCAC will work with the contractors and the owners. The submission of an application to request $471,000 for both the apartment complex and the single family homes was approved. Other Business In Brief •A letter of resignation from Kay Spangler effective December 1 was accepted. She and her husband are moving to Chatfield. Spangler notes in her letter that she will continue her interest in Preston’s development and future and offers her assistance in community projects. There was some discussion about her replacement. Mayor Kurt Reicks suggested that an appointment to fill the rest of her term would be the least expensive way to go as opposed to a special election. A motion to request letters of application from the public to be received at city hall no later than Thursday November 29 was approved. Applicants will be invited to the December 4 meeting. •Hoffman reviewed Chapter 7 ordinance revisions relating to traffic, parking, and snowmobiles. A process to review and revise the city ordinances was started with the late Dr. Robert Sauer. Hoffman said once all the language changes are completed, they will be brought to the council for final review and adoption. •Requests for proposals for the official newspaper, city attorney, and city auditor for 2013 were approved. Attorney proposals can be either at an hourly rate or by an annual retainer or both. Hoffman noted that they have typically accepted an auditor proposal for a two-year period. •The canvassing board will meet November 9 to approve the general election vote totals from the city’s citizens.

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AgStar announces Ag in the Classroom grant recipients Mankato, Minn., (November 6, 2012) – The AgStar Fund for Rural America, the corporate giving program of AgStar Financial Services, recently awarded $750 to Fillmore Central High School for advancement of equipment in their agriculture and industrial technology shop. “Fillmore Central Schools appreciates receiving the AgStar Fund for Rural America grant of $750 for our new welding machine at the Fillmore Central High School,” said Jenelle Thorman, Agriculture Instructor and FFA Advisor. “Our new welding machine will be used to allow students to advance their welding skills through hands-on training. The support of public education by a private agriculture business such as AgStar shows this company is dedicated to preparing students for successful careers in the agriculture industry.” AgStar presented the Fillmore Central Agriculture and Industrial Technology Department with their check on October 23 at 9:30 a.m. at the high school in Harmony. The mission of this program is to support rural areas in AgStar’s service area by funding equipment for high school agriculture classrooms. Every rural high school agriculture program in AgStar’s 69 county service area is eligible to apply for a grant for up to $2,500 if it has not received a grant in the last two years. “Offering this grant program

to ag classrooms is important to AgStar because we believe that education is the first step to helping students realize the vitality of agriculture in the world,” said John Monson, Chair of the AgStar Fund for Rural America. “Schools are especially strapped for funding in this area and we at AgStar want to help in every way possible to make sure the next generation is being educated about a topic so close to our hearts.” Since its inception in 2001, the AgStar Fund has donated in excess of $4 million to organizations working to improve the future of rural America. Support must align with the Fund’s mission of enhancing life in agriculture and rural America. About AgStar: AgStar Financial Services, ACA, headquartered in Mankato, Minn., employs more than 600 full-time team members. The company is part of the national Farm Credit System and has a public mission to serve 69 counties in Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. AgStar’s industry specialization, client segments and market delivery systems result in diversification nationwide. The company has expertise in the corn, soybean, swine, dairy and bio-energy industries. AgStar has developed successful programs in loans, leases, crop insurance, consulting and rural home mortgages. As a value-added financial ser-

vices cooperative, AgStar allocates patronage dividends to its 15,000 stockholders. The company is also committed to giving back to rural

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Saturday, November 17th 2012 At Fillmore Central High School: 10am – 3pm 10am-noon 10:30am 11am-1pm

Holiday Arts, Crafts, & Gifts Show Fillmore Central ECFE Crafts for Children Fillmore Central Tapestry Choir singing Holiday Songs Pulled Pork Sandwiches and more. Fundraiser by Fillmore Central Food Class


Clowns & Balloon Animals sponsored by Harmony Area Chamber of Commerce

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11am – 4pm Holiday Open House by the Harmony Area Historical Society; Serving coffee & cookies; Historical Society room in the Harmony Visitor Center All Day Shopping at various gift, antique & other shops GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE They make great gifts!

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10am-3pm At Fillmore Central High School Gym, Harmony, Minnesota Featuring over 30 vendors, showcasing: Crafts, clothing, hides, blankets, photos, cards, lefse, baking, caramels, Scentsy, Thirty One, rosemaling, dried mixes, jewelry necklaces, Paparazzi Jewelry, crochet and misc. crafts, pillows and aprons, hand crafted items, pillowcases, aprons, scarves, wooden hand-crafted items, cards, fancy scarves, Christmas ornaments, woven necklaces, flowers to wear, wood crafts, Mary Kay, burp cloths, dish clothes, towels, scrubbies, microwave potato bags, runners, placemats, purses, Pampered Chef, Laural Lee, Violet Victoria, unique hardwood tables, natural jewelry, fun & educational books, other products for kids of all ages & adults, American Girl doll clothes & other 18” doll clothes, Asahi Antiques & Collectibles, hand crafted, knitted scarves, baby items, jams/jellys, quilted items, Tupperware.

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average or higher with an all grades being a “C” or better for the previous school year. Therefore, only 10-12 graders are able to be members. A

The St. Mark Lutheran Fall Harvest Auction was a big success. We want to thank everyone who attended, everyone who donated items, everyone who bid and bought, and everyone who enjoyed a bite of food with us. We wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and a Blessed Christmas Holiday with friends and family.

student must also be enrolled as a full time Fillmore Central High School student. The Falcon Scholar Club Program will take place Monday, November 19 at 9:10 a.m. in the high school gymnasium. In case of a snow day, the program will be held on Nov. 20 at 9:10 a.m. Please note that this date has changed from the school calendar. This year’s guest speaker will be Emily Torgrimson. Emily is the founder of Eat for Equity, a non-profit organization which hosts monthly benefit dinners for a variety of charitable causes. Emily is a 2002 graduate of Fillmore Central High School. The public is welcome to attend.

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Fillmore County Land Rent Survey Enclosed in this week’s Fillmore County Journal is the Fillmore County 2012-2013 Land Rental Survey. The more owners and operators that complete the survey the more confidence I have in the survey results. Survey forms can also be picked up at the Fillmore County FSA Office and the Fillmore County Extension Office. Land Rent Workshops have been scheduled for: •Wednesday afternoon, November 14, at the Houston County Justice Center, lower level, east meeting room, in Caledonia from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. •Thursday evening, November 15, in room 108, Fillmore County Office Building, 902 Houston Street NW, Preston 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. •Saturday afternoon, November 17, in conference room B at the

Winona County Office Building, 202 W 3rd Street, Winona from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. There will be a $5.00 fee for handouts and refreshments.

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Journal Writing Project

Music is a world of understanding By Kirsten Ruen A trip of a lifetime—No, a one-time kind of deal—Or, how about, a life changing experience. Whatever you want to call it, it was all but a waste of time! This summer, my European tour of seven b e a u t i f u l Kirsten Ruen countries was the best thing that has ever happened to me, and rarely can I get it off my mind. A little over four months ago, I had no idea what it would be like to travel with 260 teenagers across Europe, how busy the streets of London actually are, or how much music can bring any group of people together to have a good time. I will tell you a little bit about the music program I went with, first, before I start telling you about all the good stuff! Min-

nesota Ambassadors of Music is a choir and band program where top music students from all around the state are nominated by directors from their high school. Nominated students then get the opportunity to perform in a seven-country European tour. With help from many amazing music staff, this program was led by Chip Williams and his wife, Joni Sutton. The choir was directed by Mr. Bill Krinke and Chip directed the band. A total of around 150 singers and 130 musicians had this opportunity of a lifetime. When I signed up for the trip, I was more interested in the sight-seeing and just the fact that I was going to be in Europe. But, during the tour, I realized how much more I appreciated music. I felt as if my love for music had blossomed into something beautiful. There was never a song we sang that didn’t give me goose bumps or a band piece that didn’t make me eager to play more. The feeling was so fulfilling. The crowd was definitely the best part of the concerts. Elderly ladies and gentlemen danced to French Festival, a band piece. Thunder-

ous applause filled basilicas after each song, like Wana Baraka, a choreographed choir song. The audience got into every song we performed, with smiles across their faces. Even occasional “whoops” and cheers from the crowd! It seemed to me that Europeans have a great admiration for this kind of music. Meeting new people was another thing I cherished about this trip. I went on this trip only having one person I knew, my best friend, Megan, also from LHS. Amazingly, it only took me a few days to know my fellow ambassadors as if I had grown up with them. It is so comforting to know that there are people out there who share the same interests as me. I could be myself around them, and that’s what I loved. Fifty new Facebook friends later, I am still keeping in contact with every lovely person I met on the trip. The last thing I realized while on the tour is that we all have something in common. No matter what country you’re from, what language you speak, or what religion you practice, we are all the same people. There is one thing that can bring us

together, music. Music is the language that we all can speak. It shows emotion and tells a story that words can’t. A whole new way of communication is through music. I am more than blessed to have had an opportunity like this, and not only did it spark a

Annual Meeting Notice The Farmers Co-op elevaTor Company of rushford will hold its annual meeting of the members on saturday, november 17 11:00 a.m.

rushford-peterson High school auditorium rushford, minnesota Lunch will be served following the meeting

members have a direct voice in the way Farmers Cooperative elevator Company operates. each year we hold an annual membership meeting — a forum for members to ask questions, learn about their co-op and take part in the business proceedings, including disTriCT TrusTee eleCTions. it’s a chance to celebrate the successes of the past year with your cooperative family. all current members and their families are invited. steve oian Jr., president | dan Hanson, secretary

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bigger interest in music for me, but my want to travel more. I’m already planning for another trip abroad in the future! Kirsten Ruen is a student at Lanesboro High School. She is one of 8 area students participating in the Journal Writing Project, now in its fourteenth year.

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Rep. Greg Davids receives Minnesota Ambulance Association Award (Spring Valley, MN) State Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston) was recently presented with the ambulance industry’s prestigious “Legacy Award” for his record of strong support for rural Emergency Medical Services policies at the Minnesota Legislature. Davids’ legislative record of bipartisan cooperation on maintaining a strong rural EMS system prompted the award. His commitment has resulted in successful enactment of creation of a network of tax exemptions for all ambulance providers in Minnesota. However, his advocacy

for programs primarily benefitting rural, volunteer ambulance providers has been crucial in maintaining rural EMS. He was also instrumental in the creation of an independent EMS regulatory authority as well as a first-in-the-nation recruitment/retention plan to help secure volunteer ambulance personnel in Minnesota. EMS spokesperson Buck McAlpin stated that “without the numerous tax considerations and volunteer personnel policies championed by Rep. Davids, the brittle network of rural, volunteer

ambulance providers in Minnesota would be in dire straits.” He continued, “although these exemptions represent a very small portion of the state budget, small amounts of money go a long way towards supporting our statewide volunteer ambulance operations which represent nearly 62 percent of all EMS personnel in Minnesota.” Davids was recognized in a formal ceremony in Spring Valley. During his comments on the award, he recounted how the Spring Valley Ambulance Service, through its professionalism and


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certified ambulance personnel in Minnesota. The loss of these volunteers would cost Minnesota’s healthcare system roughly $70 million in additional healthcare costs per year. Davids’ leadership and advocacy have made him a true hero to rural EMS.

timely response to a 911 call, saved the life of his father. “Had it not been for these dedicated Emergency Medical Technicians, my father would never have survived,” Davids said. Volunteer ambulance personnel represent the vast majority of all

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Obituaries Marie E. Aakre Marie E. Aakre, 97, of Lanesboro died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at Green Lea Manor in Mabel. Marie was born July 8, 1915, in Peterson to A.O. and Anne Marie (Thompson) Boyum. She was the 10th of 13 children. Marie graduated from Lanesboro High School in 1933. She lived for 10 years in Peterson before moving to a Lanesboro to be close to her father’s local grain elevator. Marie, like her parents, were highly involved with their church, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, especially in music. Marie and her husband, Arnold, were 50-year members of the church choir. Arnold met Marie during her employment at the Hanson Drug Store in downtown Lanesboro. He was a native of northwestern Minnesota and moved to southeastern Minnesota, pioneering in the newly formed U.S. Soil Conservation Service in 1938. Arnold and Marie were married on Aug. 14, 1938, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church parsonage by Pastor P.J. Nestande. Born to this union were Mary Ellen, Elizabeth Ann, Stewart Arnold and Lowell James. After her children left home, Marie found new employment as a Lanesboro correspondent for the Preston Republican-Leader for nearly a decade. Marie’s creativity

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expanded to her authorship of the C.C.C in Lanesboro, story found in Heartland Portrait, stories from the rural Midwest 2nd addition in 2009. Arnold was the former Mayor of Lanesboro. Marie is survived by her children, Mary E. (Freiheit) Treu of Lanesboro, Elizabeth A. (Walter) Hubener of Mesa Ariz., Stewart (Darlene) Aakre of Kingman, Ariz., and Lowell (Mary) Aakre of Nashville, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Duane T. Boyum of Kasson; and one sister, Rhoda (Marvin) Vernelle of the metro area. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, five sisters and five brothers. The memorial service was held Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro, with the Rev. Kerry Eversole officiating. JohnsonRiley Funeral Home in Lanesboro was in charge of arrangements. Ada Austin Ada Austin of Harmony, was born in Cresco, IA on December 7, 1938 and passed November 4, 2012. She is survived by Ada Austin the love of her life, her husband James, sons Scott Austin (Donna), Mike Austin (Denise), daughters,

Tori Kenney (Brian) and Konya Bloomquist, (Joseph); her beloved grandchildren, Michelle AustinWillard, (Jason), Connie Austin (fiancé Nick Clark), Jarod Austin, Janai Austin (fiancé Justin Buchanan), Brianna Kenney, Jordan Bloomquist, Finnegan Kenney and Aidan Bloomquist, Danette Kimball, Dustin (Lisa) Kimball, “DJ” Smith; and five greatgrandchildren, Genevieve, Abbie, Khloe, Jacob and Avery. Ada was the eldest daughter of Connie and Ruth (Hahn) Turnmire. Ada also leaves behind a successful business and a honeydo list that could make the entire Armed Forces weep. Ada was predeceased by her parents, sister Alvera; step-brothers Royal, Ronald and Curt Heim; Mother-in-law Allene (Terbeest) and Father-in-law Axel Bendickson; nephews BillyJoe Erickson and Charlie Foster; and grandson Mathew Kenney. Also parted before her were a myriad of family pets, some favorite pasture lovelies (goats) and an Arabian horse named Tarquin. What these critters lacked in intellect they made up with genuine adoration and devotion. Near the end of her life, Ada had brain surgery for a glioblastoma tumor, a very aggressive cancer. When Ada twisted her doctor’s arm for a guess of approximately how much time she’d get if she took treatments he replied, “a few months.” She touched his hand and blustered “What the hell!”

The FCJ reaches over 12,000 household each week. and looked to the family to support her decision not to take any treatments. As if she thought we would do anything else. In August, Ada and Jim celebrated 50 years together as husband and wife; a true team. Ada would say that this was their greatest accomplishment. Bedside vigil was fueled by lively conversation, and very little television. An occasional Viking football game, much to her chagrin, and her faithful k-9 companion “Chester T. Yorkshire”. To say the least, Ada was a challenging and exciting woman. Throughout her life she tried to make “no woman has held that job before” an antiquated phrase. She enjoyed breaking gender barriers in her jobs and didn’t mind doing traditional work as well; (not in any particular order) Deputy Sherriff and Dispatch, a novice accordion player, waitress, bartender, ambulance (EMT) crew, semi-truck driver, pub and grill owner, office/home cleaner. (FYI: she taught us more than any boot camp training could on how to “square a place away.” If you didn’t know, Ada had some powerful lungs she used for instruction, leaving her children un-phased by any drill instructors’ “encouragement” throughout their boot camp stint.) Harmony School swimming and sports bus driver, wallpaper hanger-upper, and she painted walls. She was a respite care provider, nursing assistant, and chauffer. Ada loved

and raised Arabian show horses, Shar-Pei & Great Pyrenees dogs. Finally she truly found her niche raising Angora goats, Babydoll sheep, Silky and Fainting goats, and helping to breed the Navajo Churro sheep back from near extinction. As owner’s of Austin’s Mohair and Gifts, tourism in Bluff Country of Minnesota and around the world soon knew who the Old Goat Woman in purple was and where to buy those world-famous Mohair socks. When asked how she felt about this being her last year as the “Old Goat Woman,” she would get teary eyed and say, “It’s been fun.” Thank you to all of her customers, crafters “artists,” and those in the Tour Guide business for making it happen. You may notice that the farm is no longer the color purple; rather, earth tones now replace the vibrant hue, something Ada was content to see completed the last week before her passing. Ada also found time to reach out to others in the trying times of their lives. She instinctively knew what each needed. Whether it was to give them a lift up, make them know she felt that they mattered, put them at ease, give them a job, or just to “cuff ‘em,” a classic Turnmire gesture. Whatever it took to get them back up and moving on with their lives. Lessons Ada enjoyed teaching were “family are everything so stick together; get an education See OBITUARIES Page 22 

Fillmore County Church Directory Fillmore County Journal • Preston MN 507.765.2151 VBC Video • Preston MN 507.765.2704 Visit Bluff Country • Preston MN 507.765.2151 A rendahl Lutheran Church ………………………Sundays - 10:30am Highway 30, Peterson, MN 55962 (507) 875-2477 Assembly Of God Church …………………………Sundays - 10:00am 610 Territorial Rd, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-2101 Assumption Catholic Church ………Fri. - 8:30am & Sat. - 5:00pm 207 N May St, Canton, MN 55922 (507) 743-8320 Bethlehem Lutheran Church ………………………Sundays - 9:00am 200 Kenilworth Ave S, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-3344 Calvary Baptist Church ………………Sundays - 10:45am & 6:00pm 910 Winona St SE, Chatfield, MN 55923 (507) 867-4686 Canton-Scotland Presby terian Church...…………Sundays - 9:00am 104 W Fillmore Ave, Canton, MN 55922 (507) 743-2260 Chatf ield Lutheran Church …………Sundays - 8:00am & 10:00am 304 Fillmore St SE, Chatfield, MN 55923 (507) 867-4721 Chatf ield United Methodist Christ ………………Sundays - 9:30am 124 Winona St SE, Chatfield, MN 55923 (507) 867-3529 Cherry Grove United Methodist …………………Sundays - 10:00am 18183 160th St, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (Cherry Grove) (507) 937-3177 Christ Lutheran Church ……………………………Sundays - 9:00am 509 Kansas St NW, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765-2161 Christian Science Ser vices …………………………Sundays - 10:00am Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-2251 Elstad Lutheran Church ……………………………Sundays - 9:00am 37784 Dogwood Rd, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-3769 Emmanuel Episcopal Church ……………………Sundays - 10:00am 217 W Jessie St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-2164 Faith United Methodist Church ……Sat. - 5:00pm & Sun. - 9:00am 617 Maple Ln, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-2830 Fillmore Free Methodist Church …Sundays - 8:30am & 10:30am 19127 County 8, Wykoff, MN 55990 (Fillmore) (507) 352-5450 First Baptist Church …………………Sundays - 10:30am & 6:00pm 701 Kasten Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-2840 First Baptist Church-Preston …………Sundays - 10:30am & 7:00pm 108 Chatfield Ave NW, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765-4960 First English Lutheran Church ……………………Sundays - 10:00am 217 W Grant St, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-2793 First Lutheran Church of Highland ………………Sundays - 10:30am 22423 391st Ave, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-3318 First Presby terian Church …………………………Sundays - 10:00am 110 S Mill St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-2854 Fountain Lutheran …………………………………Sundays - 9:00am Main Street, Fountain, MN 55939 (507) 268-4413 Fountain United Methodist Church ………………Sundays - 8:30am Co. Rd. 8 and Cedar St., Fountain, MN 55939 (507) 268-4456 Garness Trinity Lutheran …………………………Sundays - 11:00am PO Box 88, Mabel, MN 55954 (507) 493-5905 Grace Lutheran Church ……………………………Sundays - 9:00am 365 Park St, Peterson, MN 55962 (507) 875-2218

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Olmsted County Journal • Rochester MN 507.288.5201 Daytripper • Rochester MN 507.288.5201 Studio-A-Photography • Preston MN 507.251.6372 Saetersdal Lutheran Church ………………………Sundays - 10:30am 21447 Co. Rd. 30, Rural Harmony, MN Scheie Lutheran Church ……………………………Sundays - 9:30am PO Box 88, Mabel, MN 55954 (507) 493-5680 St Columban Church ………………………………Sundays - 9:30am 408 Preston St NW # 2, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765-3886 St Ignatius Catholic Church ………………………Sundays - 10:30am 213 W Franklin St, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-7565 St John’s Lutheran Church …………………………Sundays - 9:00am 241 Line St S, Wykoff, MN 55990 (507) 352-2296 St John’s Lutheran Church …………………………Sundays - 10:00am 31497 Highway 43, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-2585 St Joseph’s Catholic Church ………………………Sundays - 10:00am 103 N Mill St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-2257 St Mark ’s Lutheran Church ………………………Sundays - 9:00am 104 E North St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-7111 St Marys Catholic Church ….......Sat. - 5:00pm & Sun. - 11:00am 405 Twiford St SW, Chatfield, MN 55923 (507) 867-3148 St Matthews Episcopal Church ……………………Sundays - 9:30am 100 Fillmore St SE, Chatfield, MN 55923-1219 (507) 867-3707 St Matthew’s Lutheran Church ……………………Sundays - 9:00am Harmony, MN 55939 (Granger) (507) 772-4474 St Olaf Catholic Church … Sun. (1st & 2nd) - 10:30am & (3rd & 4th) - 8:45am 114 N Locust, Mabel, MN 55954 (507) 493-5268 St Patrick ’s Church Hall ………………………...…Sundays - 8:00am Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-2480 St Paul Lutheran Church ………Sun. - 10:00am & Wed. - 7:00pm 128 Fillmore St SE, Chatfield, MN 55923 (507) 867-4604 St Paul’s Lutheran Church ……………………....Sundays - 10:30am Harmony, MN 55939 (Big Springs) (507) 886-8175 Sumner Center United Methodist Church ………Sundays - 10:30am 9 miles N. of Spring Valley on Co. Rd. 1 (507) 378-4801 The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints-Sundays - 10:00am 21257 US Hwy 52 South Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765-4551 Trinity Fellowship ELCA …………………………Sundays - 10:00am 110 S Mill St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-7211 Trinity Lutheran Church …………………………Sundays - 9:00am 204 South St, Ostrander, MN 55961 (507) 657-2203 Union Prairie Lutheran ……………………………Sundays - 9:00am Hwy 16, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-3363 United Methodist Church …………………………Sundays - 10:30am 236 Gold St S, Wykoff, MN 55990 (507) 352-4136 Valley Christian Center …………………………....Sundays - 10:00am 610 Territorial Rd Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-2101 W halan Lutheran Church …………………………Sundays - 9:00am Lanesboro, MN 55949 (Whalan) (507) 467-2398

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200 Kenilworth Ave. S., Lanesboro, MN • 507-467-3344 • Worship every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. • Holy Communion on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays Fellowship at 10:15 a.m. • Christian Education at 10:15 a.m. (Sept – May) Reverend Kerry B. Eversole, Pastor • Cindy Cordes-Eversole, Associate in Ministry

BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN CHURCH Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Bethlehem Lutheran Church has stood as prominent landmark on the bluff overlooking downtown Lanesboro for as long as the town has existed. The congregation continues to be a vibrant part of the community today. The church building is actually older than the congregation. A Presbyterian fellowship built the church out of native limestone in 1868, one year before Lanesboro was incorporated. Bethlehem congregation was established in 1874 and purchased the building from the Presbyterians in 1889. Now in its 138th year of ministry, Bethlehem has 580 baptized members. The life of the congregation is centered in weekly worship which is enhanced by an adult choir, Sunday school choir, and a praise band. Eighty children, preschool through high school, participate in Sunday school, confirmation, and other learning opportunities. The Christian Education Team partners with Good Earth Village Bible Camp to provide a community-wide day camp each summer attended by over 60 children. The Lutheran Youth Organization meets monthly for a variety of recreational, learning and service activities. Bethlehem has an active women’s group which coordinates monthly Bible studies, a quilting ministry and a knitting ministry. The WELCA uses the money raised by its annual fundraisers to support the Lanesboro community youth mission trip, the Preston food shelf, the Red Cross, Lutheran Social Service, and several other charitable organizations, as well as to provide Bible camperships. Bethlehem welcomes the community to its worship, education and fellowship events. It is also proud to provide meeting space for Lanesboro girl scouts, cub scouts, 4-H, and Alcoholics Anonymous. The congregation’s mission/vision statement says, “We believe that we have been called, gathered, enlightened, and made holy by the Spirit of God. We worship, grow in faith, serve and reach out to all people, proclaiming: Jesus Christ is our hope – yesterday and today and forever.” We invite you to come and share your gifts in God’s work in “the heart of Bluff County” …Historic Lanesboro!

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Fillmore Central

November-December 2012

Falcon News Harmony Holiday Fest, Arts, Crafts and Gifts Show

Elementary Halloween Parade

Saturday, November 17th, 2012 10 am—3 pm Fillmore Central High School Gym, Harmony, MN

10:30 am: Fillmore Central Tapestry Choir singing Holiday Songs 10 am-noon: Fillmore Central ECFE Crafts for Children 11am-1pm: Pulled Pork Lunch Fundraiser by Fillmore Central Home Ec. Dept. Noon-2pm: Clowns and Balloon Animals

Reading Star!

The Copper Street Brass Quintet, from Minneapolis, MN performed part of their "Evolution in Concert" series for students at the Fillmore Central Elementary School this past October 16th. The group demonstrated the various brass instruments, their role in a quintet, and performed music specifically arranged for their group. The artist in residence series was made possible through a grant through the Southeast Minnesota Arts Council.

Mrs. Niemeyer’s first graders figured out just how many seeds are in a pumpkin! Thank you to the parent volunteers who helped us with this fun math activity!

Fillmore Central Scholar Club

The Falcon Scholar Club was formed to recognize academic excellence. The criteria to become a club member is to maintain a 3. 5 grade point average or higher with all grades being a “C” or better for the previous school year. Therefore, only 10-12 th graders are able to be members. A student must also be enrolled as a full time Fillmore Central High School student. The Falcon Scholar Club Program will take place Monday, November 19th at 9:10 a.m. in the high school gymnasium. In case of a snow day, the program will be held on Nov. 20th at 9:10 a.m. Please note that this date has changed from the school calendar. This year’s guest speaker will be Emily Torgrimson. Emily is the founder of Eat for Equity, a non-profit organization which hosts monthly benefit dinners for a variety of charitable causes. Emily is a 2002 graduate of Fillmore Central High School. The public is welcome to attend.

Each year Fillmore Central First Graders participate in a Book In The Bag program. After students read 100 books at their level, students read to Dean of Students, Mr. Mensink, and are presented with a new dictionary. Shown here is Tori Raaen who recently met the goal of 100 books.

Big Shoe Award This award is given to the K-2 class that accumulates the most checkmarks during sneaker check 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. Congratulations AGAIN to Mr. Siebenaler’s classroom. They are the winner of the BIG SHOE AWARD for the month of October. GREAT JOB!

Congratulations and great job Tori!

The President’s Challenge Each year in the fall and spring students in grades 1st thru 6th grade participate in the President’s Challenge Physical Fitness Test during physical education class. This test recognizes students for their level of physical fitness in five activities: Curl-ups, Shuttle Run, 1 Mile Run/Walk Pull-ups or Flexed-Arm Hang, Sit and Reach.

(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

Mrs. Walsh is excited to announce that Fillmore Central Elementary School had 23 students that received the National Fitness Award. Mrs. Walsh would like to congratulate these students on their achievement as well as ALL students for a great effort. 1st Grade: Luke Hellickson, Jayce Kiehne 2nd Grade: Logan Stelpflug 3rd Grade: Joseph Liew, Sophia Onsager, Annika Rietheimer 4th Grade: Kjerstiana Corson, Zachery Haugerud, Jeremy O’Connor, Adeline Peters, Ashlyn Simon, Ella Springer, Jecob Wood 5th Grade: Kelsey Biel, Kassidy Broadwater, Elizabeth Jones, Molly McKernan, Joseph Tarrence 6th Grade: Katrina Bergey, Paige Donlinger, Rylie Gatzke, Erica Kotek, Solomon Stellmaker

Back Row: Solomon Stellmaker, Kelsey Biel, Elizabeth Jones, Erica Kotek, Molly McKernan, Katrina Bergey, Paige Donlinger Middle Row: Adeline Peters, Zachery Haugerud, Joseph Tarrence, Jecob Wood, Jayce Kiehne, Ashlyn Simon, Kassidy Broadwater, Annika Rietheimer Front Row: Logan Stelpflug, Sophia Onsager, Ella Springer, Kjerstiana Corson, Jeremy O'Connor, Joseph Liew, Luke Hellickson Missing: Rylie Gatzke

FALCON FITNESS FANATICS The following 3-6th students turned in their “Fitness in Motion” October calendar with 75% of it or more completed. Congratulations to our October Falcon Fitness Fanatics! 3rd Grade: Addisson Hershberger, Morgan Pickett, Alec Sikkink, Genevieve Tarrence and Kelcy Nagel 4th Grade: Carson Kiehne, Zachery Haugerud, Caleb Kunz, Jordan Oelkers, Jeremy O’Connor, Hadley Yoder, Kjerstiana Corson, Adeline Peters, Ashlyn Simon and Hannah Storlie 5th Grade: Kandace Sikkink, Morgan Wingert, Madalyn Kinneberg and Erin Gossman 6th Grade: Madison Scheevel, Taryn Raaen, Courtney Nelson and Marissa Bremseth

(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: Garrett Gossman)

Golden Shoe Award Mrs. Brown Ferden and her fourth grade class are the winners of “The Golden Shoe” award for the month of October. This marks the second straight month that Mrs. Brown Ferden’s class takes home this award. The trophy is on display in their classroom for the rest of the month. WAY TO GO!!! 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.

7th Grade Eagle Bluff Field Trip

The 7th graders from Fillmore Central took a field trip to the Eagle Bluff Learning Center, where they spent three days and two nights exploring our environment and building teamwork skills.

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Monday, November 12, 2012

socialscenes A View From The Woods By Loni Kemp


achievers who already have their 2012 gifts wrapped and tagged and hidden in a secret closet, I am addressing this column to those who are waiting for the proper time, after Thanksgiving, to start identifying the perfect, affordable gift for each person on your list. This year, I suggest you try to find something wonderful, appropriate and locally produced or sold for at least some of those on your gift list. Buying local can be more pleasant with no long drives to crowded malls, and more fun as you run into neighbors and friends as you shop. Even more important and rewarding is that you will play a role in shaping the vitality and economic health of your

Holiday Shopping to Vote for Community You’re going to shop for presents, so why not support our local economy and buy locally? We’ve all just been through a rigorous election where carrying out our personal civic opportunity to vote makes us feel like we had our say in our nation’s future. Think about how your holiday shopping can provide an opportunity to vote for the vitality of your community. I’m usually the type of person who enjoys each holiday in full before moving on to the next. I don’t even think about Christmas shopping until after Thanksgiving. Yet I know I am in the minority on this, especially among women. While it may be too late for some over-

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region. Think about where we spend our money. Dollars spent locally put a small profit in the pocket of the local producer and retailer. Those neighbors then support their families and spend some of their dollars locally. That recirculates the economic benefits, which eventually come around to all of us living in a place where farms, businesses, schools and towns are thriving. When we spend money at big box stores, the money flows out to the corporation, and most products are imported at the lowest price with starvation wages for those workers. Better to keep some of our money recirculating around town. One study in Maine found, “Every $100 spent at locally owned businesses contributes an additional $58 to the local economy. By comparison, $100 spent at a representative national chain store yields just $33 in local economic impact.” The Lanesboro Local Marketplace, for example, let’s you choose from a whole store of locally made gifts from Fillmore and Houston Counties and neighboring areas. Located across the street from the theaters on main street, the Marketplace is open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10-5 PM through the winter. The staff is happy to help put together a gift basket or box of related treats. Many of us of a certain age no longer want more “stuff.” We love consumable presents. How about one of these Minnesota food combos?

Happy Birthday!!!

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Weddings | Engagements Birthdays | Anniversaries Birth Announcements Special Occasions!

•Scone mix and jam, or Sturdiwheat pancake mix and maple syrup. •A sandwich collection of Wee Willy’s Sandwich Topper and Das Wursthaus Mustard. •Snacks such as Barsy’s almonds, granola and Winter Goddess chai tea and hot cocoa mixes.

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because they can’t take that away; life is short and unpredictable, embrace it, shake the world up and be the one to shock rather than be shocked.” A disappointment was being unable, due to health, to travel in the RV purchased to roam the country with Jim. Perhaps without meaning she also taught us not to put off ‘til tomorrow what we should do today. The family of Ada and Jim would like to take this time to thank all of the friends and extended family around the world for praying for her, for the cards and food, gifts and well wishes and countless hours spent near her. Her world was richer for having you in it. Thank you all for the Anniversary cards that you sent in celebration of their time together. Ada and Jim had Anniversary cards and get-well cards coming in at the same time. Both lifted spirits and brought a smile or tears from the sentiments

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shared by all of you. Her last act of citizenship was voting for our next President and, her last act of humanity was to leave her body to science. Cancers have taken many of the people Ada loved; not just her own life so Ada donated her body to the University of Minnesota. She sincerely hoped that their research would lead to a cure for glioblastoma, helping the next generation. The family would also like to thank Mayo Hospice and their dedication to making Ada’s life as comfortable as possible. You were a Godsend to Ada and her family, and all others you are assisting. A celebration of Ada’s life will be held later in the fall of 2013 at the University of Minnesota, date and time to be announced. Gary Wayne Halvorson Gary Wayne Halvorson age 58, of Lewiston, Minn. passed away at Winona Hospital on October 31, 2012. He was born on November 2, 1953, to Sigurd and Mavis

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(Benson) Halvorson. He attended school in Lanesboro, Minn. and furthered his education at Winona Vo-Tech where he received his license in airframe and power plant. Gary enjoyed the outdoors where he spent many years fishing and hunting gensing with his grandpa Leland. He is survived by his brothers: Keith of St. Charles, Minn.; Michael (Heidi) of Rushford; two nephews: Cory (Nicole) of Germany, Dustin (Brianna) of Rushford; one niece, Desirae of Rushford; one great niece, MiKenna also of Rushford; two aunts: Inez (Duane) Snyder of Rochester and Lois Berekvam of Whalan, many cousins, and his friends at Park Towers in Rochester where he lived for many years. He is preceded in death by his parents and his uncle, Dorman Berekvam. A memorial service was held at Elstad Lutheran Church, rural Lanesboro, Minn. on Saturday November 10, 2012. Diane Marie Torgerson Diane Marie (Kiehne) Torgerson, 63, of H a r m o n y, Minn, died unexpectedly on November 5, 2012. She suffered an apparent heartattack MonDiane day morning Torgerson at her beloved

church in Greenleafton, Minn. Having Pastor Roger by her side at the time of her death, in the church she loved so much, is a great comfort to her family. Diane Marie Kiehne was born April 4, 1949, in Harmony, Minn. to Edward and Evelyn (Christianson) Kiehne. She graduated from Harmony High School in 1967. She lived in the Harmony/ Canton area all of her life. On December 14, 1968, she married Larry Torgerson. Together they had three children. They were later divorced. Getting together with family and friends was a huge part of her life. She loved cooking and baking many good foods to share with all the special people in her life. She was such a caring, thoughtful person who did so much for so many people. Diane had many trials and tribulations to deal with during her earthly life, but her love of God and family gave her great peace in knowing someday she would go home to see all those who have gone before her and walk with the Lord. Diane built her career on helping and caring for others. She was employed by Sunshine Place (Maple Leaf Services) for 20 plus years. She owned and operated Ed & Aggie’s Restaurant, was a CNA/TMA at Harmony Healthcare and Heritage Grove for five years, and most recently the Custodian at the Greenleafton Church. She cared deeply for the people she took care of. To her it

wasn’t just a job, it was her way of life. Survivors include her two children, both of Harmony; Allen (Liz) Torgerson, and Angie (Howard) Haugerud, eight grandchildren; Braden Bentley of Stewartville, Nile and Annika Torgerson; Nathaniel, Ashley, Zachery and Joshua Haugerud all of Harmony, and her very special unborn grandson, due in February, that she was so excited to meet. She is also survived by a special family she also considered her own; Jody (Dennis) Solberg of Canton, Jenessa, Dustin, Taylor, Logan, Andrew, Amber, Micah and Bronson. Steve (Donia) Engen of Elbow Lake, Minn; Alex, Emily, Alyssa, Annabella and Spencer. Also, her three sisters all of Harmony; Carol (Walt) Ward, Nelda Bjertness, and Marilyn Norton; one Aunt, Irene Rice of Canton, Dorothy and the entire Torgerson family, many nieces, nephews, cousins and all of those special kids of hers who called her “Ma Torg.” Diane was preceded in death by her son, LuVerne Edward Torgerson, her parents Edward and Evelyn Kiehne, her brother LuVerne Francis Kiehne, and a very special friend Harlan Bock. Funeral services were held Friday, November 9, 2012, at the Greenleafton Reformed Church in Greenleafton, Minn. with Pastor Roger Lokker officiating. Interment will be at a later date in the Greenfield Cemetery in Harmony, Minn.

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Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator and replacement rate. These maternal traits are sex-limited, lowly for Fillmore/Houston Counties The production of crossbred heritable and some are expressed calves yields advantages in both quite late in life. This has precluded replacement heifer selection on heterosis and these traits, and frustrated genetic the blending of progress. In fact, the antagonism desirable traits between terminal and some materfrom two or nal and calving traits may have led more breeds. to negative progress, as positive However, the selection on the terminal traits can largest ecoresult in negative selection on the nomic benefit maternal traits. It has been sugof crossbreedgested that U.S. cow-calf producers ing to commer- Jerrold Tesmer should have a relative economic cial producers comes from having crossbred cows emphasis of 47 percent on reproduction, 24 percent on growth, for multiple reasons. •Maternal heterosis improves and 30 percent on carcass traits. calf survivability to weaning and So with all these advantages, why doesn’t every cattleman practice increases calf weaning weight. •Crossbred cows exhibit improve- crossbreeding to capture the added ments in calving rate of nearly four value of heterosis? percent and an increase in longevity Dr. Matt Spangler, UniverRushford Houston of more than one year due to het- sity of Nebraska-Lincoln; Brian 507-864-7733 507-896-3147 McCullough, Woodhill Angus in erosis. •Heterosis results in increases in Wisconsin; and Dale Green, CastaCaledonia Spring Grove 507-725-3306 507-498-5321 lifetime productivity of approxi- lia, Iowa seedstock producer, will mately one calf and 600 pounds have a panel discussion on this Pet Foods with the balanced of calf weaning weight over the topic at the upcoming Driftless nutrition happy, healthy pets need — Region Beef conference Jan. 31 and lifetime of the cow. ® ® ® Feb. 1, 2013, in Dubuque, Iowa. •Crossbreeding can have positive Red Flannel • Exclusive • Diamond ® ® ® The conference will begin at 1 effects on a ranch’s bottom line by tuffy’s • Sportmix • Country Acres not only increasing the quality and p.m. on Jan. 31 and run until gross pay weight of calves produced 11:45 a.m. on Feb. 1. Thursday’s but also by increasing the durability afternoon program will focus on wilD birD bloCkS E and productivity of the cow fac- feed efficiency at all stages of prowE HAV ING ® AT E 5 lb. bags of PUriNA BIRd Feed duction, with an evening discustory. H d o wo ! s T sion focused on straight versus Traits of most economic value to E pEll MOST COMPLETE LINE OF crossbreeding. Friday morning’s commercial, self-replacing herds are WORKING. SMOOTHEST RIDING. Quality Service, Quality Products — for Over 100 YearsHARDEST reproductive traits including age at program includes three breakout first calving, reproductive success sessions for feedlot operations and

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as well as the personal stories of survival and human endurance. The documentary chronicles the frenzied wheat boom of the “Great Plow-Up,” followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s, which nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. Vivid interviews, dramatic photographs and seldom seen movie footage, bring to life stories of incredible human suffering and equally incredible human perseverance.

Humans rely on soil to sustain life through production of food, fuel, and fiber. Yet soils are a natural resource still often misunderstood. Soil quality, often called soil health, is the capacity to sustain plant and animal productivity, maintain or enhance water quality, and support human health and habitation. The 1930s dust bowl sparked creation of the Natural Resources Conservation Service and local Soil and Water Conserva-


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CALENDAR OF EVENTS TUESDAY, NOV. 13 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.* M-C Trailbusters meet-7:30pm at the Mabel American Legion. AA Meeting, 7pm, Faith United Methodist Church, Spring Valley. “Living in the Solution.” Newcomers welcome.* Adult Children Anonymous (formerly known as Adult Children of Alcoholics) meeting, 7pm. Call Deb 507-765-5336 for info.* Preston Public Library: Minnesota author William Kent Krueger speaking, 7pm. Free and open to public. VFW Men’s Auxiliary meeting, 7pm, Spring Valley VFW Hall. Chatfield AA meets, 7:30pm in the Pio­neer Presbyterian Church, 206 Fillmore St., Chatfield.* AA Closed Meeting, 8pm, Presbyterian Church, Mill St, Rushford.*

Mabel United Methodist Church Bazaar- Food Sale 6:30pm, Bazaar 7pm. Lunch served, everyone welcome. VFW and Ladies Auxiliary meeting, 7pm, Spring Valley VFW Hall. THURSDAY, NOV. 15 Free Senior Coffee, 9am, Heritage Grove, Harmony.* Story Hour- Harmony Public Library, 11am. No school, no story hour.* SEMCAC Senior DiningNovember 2012 birthday party, 11am,Tenborg Center in Rushford. Thanksgiving menu. Canton Senior Citizens meet at 1pm for cards and visiting, Canton Community Center.* FRIDAY, NOV. 16 Spring Valley Area Foodshelf, Senior Citizens Day, 9am-10am. 1300 West Tracy Rd. Spring Valley, MN.* 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*

1st Annual Fall Harvest Concert, Houston County Deer Classic, and the kickoff to Michael Martin Murphy’s Christmas Concert Tour, 4:30-9pm at Outback Ranch. Silent auctions, door prizes, and more. Lanesboro AA Group, 8:00pm, Bethlehem Lutheran Church. For more info, call 507-251-1771 or 765-2518.*

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SUNDAY, NOV. 18 Historic Lenora Church- Thanksgiving worship service, 7pm. Located in the village of Lenora near Canton on Highway 23. 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.*

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AUCTION CALENDAR Mon., Nov 12 - Noon - Canton Hay Sale. Sale Site: Preston Dairy & Farm of Canton. For more information contact Gehling Auction at 1-800770-0347 or online at Listing in the Journal. Sat., Dec. 1 - 10am - Johannah Vreeman Estate Auction. 2 Parcels, and furniture auction. Held at 16104 Co. 5, Spring Valley. For more information contact Gehling Auction at 1-800-770-0347 or online at Listing in the Journal. To list your Auction 507-765-2151

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Wooded acreage in rural subdivision. Conveniently located near town with a “country” flare. This multi-level home has 3 bdrms, 2.5 baths, hardwood floors, formal dining area & eat in kitchen, family room, sauna & whirlpool tub, gazebo, deck, front porch, 2 car attached garage with another detached 2 car garage & workshop. You’ll love the seclusion, perennial gardens and black top drive. The home was built in 1990 and sits on approximately 1 acre of land.

4 bdrm, 3 bath ranch style home located on cul-de-sac home. Close to 1/2 acre with wooded back yard. 2 car attached garage, storage shed and deck off upper level family room. Family room has a fireplace for warm cozy winter days. The lower level is completely finished with second family room wet bar area and bath with whirlpool tub. The utility room has built in storage shelves. The carpet and walls are all in neutral colors. With over 3,000 sq ft of living space there is plenty of room for expansion and growth.

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528 PARSoNS ST., SPRING VAllEY $159,000

22896 oAK HIll DR., SPRING VAllEY $189,000

66167 230TH AVE KASSoN $379,000 Stunning custom built county home within 20 miles of Rochester on approximately 15 acres with stream. The custom stone fireplace is the center focal point on the main floor. 4 bdrms, 4 baths and totally finished walk out. Mother-in-law apt with kitchen, bath & in-floor heat.


(507) 346-2060 Cell: 507-951-2071 Toll-Free: 888-835-8141

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201 W. TRACY RoAD, SPRING VAllEY $151,900 Great property at a great price! All the work is done for you, just move in. 3 car finished garage, updated kitchen, formal dining, 4 bdrms, 2 baths, bonus room above the garage with family room and bedroom. You’ll love the extra large lot, deck in the back with gazebo, hot tub and storage shed. The drive is a cement drive, covered front porch and all the landscaping is done.



$389,900 630 MAin ST. ChATFiELd

14 WinOnA ST ChATFiELd

Wood Floors • 2 enclosed porches • 2 Baths Steel Siding • New Roof • All new sheet rocked walls • Main floor laundry

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


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

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



Chatfield - Fingerson & Donahoe - 1st Subdivison - Lots Starting At - $29,900 $99,900



312 BEnCh ST. SW ChATFiELd

3 Bedroom Ranch • 2 Baths 3 Season Porch • 2 Car Garage Main Floor Laundry

3+ Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Gas Fireplace 2 Car Garage • New Roof • Vinyl Siding




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$254,900 13947 117 ST. SE ChATFiELd 2 acres • 3 bedrooms on main floor • 2 baths 24x24 family room w/maple ceilings • Wood Floors Gas fireplace • Vinyl siding • 2 car att. garage • 30x32 shed w/ heated shop • Edge of town • Overlooks city


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19405 ST. hWy 80 WykOFF

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


Move in Condition! 3 bdrms, 2 baths, totally updated ranch style home. New roof to be placed summer 2012. Awesome landscaping with gorgeous park like back yard. Updated kitchen, freshly painted interior, perm siding, finished lower level with family room, 3/4 bath and separate laundry. Move in condition!!


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632 lYNDAlE AVE., SPRING VAllEY $120,000

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2 Story • 3+ Bedrooms • Porch 2 Full Baths • Main Floor Laundry • 2 Car Garage

4 + acres • 4 bedrooms on main floor Main floor laundry • Large deck • 720 Sq. Ft. Garage Large Ranch • Enclosed Breezeway $149,900

$45,000 1376 LOnE STOnE CT. ChATFiELd

513 SPRing AvE PRESTOn

1/2 Acre Lot • Open floor plan • Pantry 3 bedrooms • 2 baths • Fireplace • Patio Large deck with built in benches • Steel Siding • 2 car garage • Large family room

Knotty Pine Throughout • 2 Car Garage Main Floor Laundry • Enclosed Porch

605 1/2 CALhOun AvE. LAnESBORO

3 Bedroom • 2 full baths • Walk-out insulated garage • Living room • Dining room • Family Room

$335,000 135 SALEM PT. dR. SW ROChESTER

Townhouse • 4 Season Porch • Patio • 3 Baths Fireplace • 3 Bedrooms • Main Floor Living

11687 dEER ROAd MABEL Cabin on 16 acres • Knotty Pine • Steel siding New well & septic • Covered porch In-floor heat • Loft area • Laundry

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All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians; pregnant women or people securing custody of children under 18.

FOR SALE: 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in the country with heated shop. 507-259-6961. e30tfn- o FOR SALE: New 4 bedroom 3 bath, 3 car garage. Fountain. 507-259-6961. e29tfn- o 101 ACRES 74 cropland/CRP, two 45 acre building eligibilities, ponds, woods, newer house & pole barn. MLS 4041200 WI-MN Real Estate 507-218-1122. e12- o

This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-6699777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275.



AlwAys CAll RAndy BARnes

Randy Barnes 507-251-3271

410 N. Main, Harmony, MN • (Across from Kwik Trip) PRICe RedUCed-HARmony 3 Bedroom, Nice Neighborhood. $69,000. Call Randy Barnes for Details, 507-251-3271.

Darr realty lIStINGS! New listing! 44959 Plummer St., Rushford - You’ll love this one! Newer 4 BR 3 BA walkout ranch w/master suite, sunroom w/frplc., vaulted ceilings w/open floorplan, central vac, in ground sprinklers, picturesque views, new roof, 3 heat sources, $249,900.

109 Mill St. Peterson - Price reduced: 2 story home on a

Richard Milne

huge corner lot with 3 BR, 2 baths,mnfl. laund.& large 2+ car att. gar. Open stair case, updated electrical and windows, $74,900

& Associates

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New listing! 156 Park St. Peterson Wow! 3BR, 2 BA walkout ranch finished up and down w/4 car gar. Vaulted ceilings w/2 sided gas or wood fireplace. You’ll love it. $159,900

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100 N Money Creek St. Rushford -

Beautiful home with new carpet, freshly painted, updated baths, heated garage with 3rd stall for lawn equipment, large main floor laundry, plenty of storage updated baths on both levels. $126,500

Preston Great-3 bedroom, 2 full

bath. Country living chalet type feeling with the soaring to ceiling wood burning brick fireplace in the open and inviting living room. Oversized 2 car heated and insulated garage. Great views from inside and from the deck. New furnace. $179,000 MLS#4038709

121 N Elm, Rushford - Classic home w/hardwood

620 Harrison St., Lewiston - New listing: So well


RichaRd Milne

Rushford, MN

405 Spring St. nW, Preston, mn

Jeff Darr Cell # 715-495-6948

2 bedroom, 2 bath home with updated bath, newer roof, maintenance free; all appliances stay. So affordable - move right in! $98,000

Lot - 44536 Oakview Loop, Rushford 4 AC Lot - Beautiful views in this quiet bluff valley subdivision. All blacktop and a community well. Surveyed and ready to go! $39,900 Build your dream home on 17.5 AC - with spring fed stream for horses, South of Rushford on HWY 43. $89,900 Commercial lot in Rushford, MN - 1/2 acre lot zoned commercial adjacent to Minnesota State Bike Trail. $49,900

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611 Grove St. E, Rushford - Charming

cared for. Updated bath on every level; mnfl. BR; newer windows, roof, boiler, flooring. Open floor plan with hardwood floors. 3 BR, 3 BA $119,900

BRokeR, GRi, aBR

Roxanne Johnson, Broker, ABR, CRS, GRI Cell: 507-458-6110

400 S Broadway, Spring Valley - 3 BR, 1 BA home on corner lot : Updated kitchen and newer furnace; property being sold “as is”; Motivated seller so make an offer.

floors, open staircase; new roof, windows, completely remodeled kitchen, large garage & added storage. Fenced yard, 3 br, 2 ba, $120,000

Preston - Picturesque, approximately 900 ft of Root River frontage, 4 bed, 2 bath, 27 aceres, sportsman’s paradise with many updates. Proposed bike trail runs next to property. 36 x 56 pole shed for all your toys. $279,000 MLS#4020938

Home 507-765-2172 Cell: 507-951-3672 Fax: 507-765-5308 Email: daVid Milne 507-696-6730

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25 Center St. W, Harmony, MN 55939 • Toll Free: 888-839-2142

Spacious 3 bedroom, 1 3/4 bath home with an updated galley kitchen open to family room, and a nice wooded backyard. Large family room addition with fireplace. Basement features a rec or hobby area. $110,000 340 b 5th Ave SE, HArmony, mn

Kelsey Fischer Licensed Assistant Office 507-886-4221


Relax & Enjoy! 2 bedroom, 2 baths, townhome. Great layout with generous sized rooms. Attached garage, CA, patio 235 1st Ave nE appliances. $123,000

House & Shop! Spacious 4 bedroom, 1 ½ bath 1 ½ story home, nice layout, fireplace, det. Garage plus bonus shop and storage! $76,500

HArmony, mn

church Hill School condos

A unique opportunity & great location, 2 finished unit, purchase together or separate, garage option, rent to own option, North Unit $110,000, South Unit $125,000

285 niagara ct, HArmony, mn

Great backyard with no backyard neighbor! 3 Bedroom, 2 bath. Updates include shingles, siding, windows & patio door , LL offers great storage & room to expand. Att garage. $78,000

330 main Ave S, HArmony, mn Pretty & Practical! Quality updated 2 bedroom home , new kitchen with solid surface counter tops, bath, oak panel doors, CA, deck, 2 car det garage. $61,500

120 4th St SW, HArmony, mn

3 bedroom ranch home on quiet street, open living & dining, access to back yard from kitchen. LL rec and storage area & 1 car det garage. $78,000

45742 cty 29 mAbEL, mn

Quality built ranch home on 11.4 acres offers the serenity of a picture perfect setting overlooking a trout stream. Geothermal heat, Custom Amish cabinets, floors, and millwork. Professionally landscaped & cedar fencing. $259,900

203 coffee St. LAnESboro, mn Quaint 2 bedroom, 1.5 story home with view of north bluff, easy access to downtown, trail, theatres & river. Great Location! $59,000

210 cEntEr St. W HArmony, mn Lovely turn of the century home. 9 ft ceilings, pillars, decorative moldings, hardwood floors, & original cabinetry detail. Eat in kitchen, plus a large dining room. 3 season porch. $98,000

450 2nd St SE, HArmony, mn Great location on tree lined street this 3 bedroom home offers curb appeal. Open front covered porch. Hardwood flrs. under carpet. Main flr. bedroom, 1/2 bath, and laundry with roomy kitchen and open flow dining & living rooms. Full bath & 2 bedrooms up w/lrg. closets in each room. Det garage. $52,000

Hard to find this many acres at this affordable price! 3 bedroom home with part finished walkout basement. det garage, shop, shed, barn, fenced pasture, creek. $175,000

rEDUcED! 3rd Ave SE Harmony Investment opportunity! 6 lots offered at a reduced price of $8,500 each. Walk outs possible on select lots, no assessments.

401 county rd 8, FoUntAIn, mn

Traditional brink home. Original oak hardwood floors & woodwork on the main floor. Walk in pantry, plus built-in, and open staircase. 1 car detached garage. $59,900

Jewel road, Preston - Super location just north of Preston offers a few building spot options with possible walk out. Approximately 15 acres of crop land with rental income. Enjoy the views of the wooded rolling terrain of SE MN with deer and turkey, and not far to trout fishing and the Root River Trail System. 41.3 acres, mixture of woods and crop land. $190,000

312 Preston St nW PrESton, mn

212tH Street Preston One of the best buildable Wooded Scenic location trophy deer hunting parcels in Fillmore in SE MN, near the Upper Iowa River. County! 100 acres of woods, meadows and Wooded parcel offers a Beautiful spot a creek bottom provide excellent deer and to build or a super camping & hunting turkey hunting. 25 tillable acres in alfalfa/ clover. Adjoins Forestville State Park. spot with lots of Deer and Turkey in the area. $164,080 $315,000 16108 305tH Ave Harmony 1880’s Country Farm Home on quiet country road, pasture with mature oaks & creek. Use as cabin or build new. Additional land available. Close to great hunting, fishing & bike trail. 4 acres. $50,000

30 3rd Ave nW, HArmony, mn

You won’t believe the space in this 2 bedroom home. Beautiful oak hardwoods, updated windows, & shingles, private covered patio and large det garage $68,000

401 north St nW PrESton, mn

A must see! 3 bedroom ranch home. Eat in kitchen w/ newer counter tops, center island & pantry. Updated windows, siding & shingles. Lower level family room, bedroom, 3/4 bath & office. $103,900


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

420 Parkside Dr, PrESton, mn Scenic location on edge of town w/ countryside views! 3 bedroom, 3 bath home, master en suite, finished basement, 3 car attached. PLUS 812 sq ft det heated garage/ shop with ¾ bath. $269,900

109 Spruce St, FoUntAIn, mn

Fantasic newer home, main level newly painted, recent landscaping. 4 bedroom, 3 bath, Vaulted ceiling, CA, open floor plan, LL finished family area, office, & more, 2 car att, deck, backs up to park & trail $195,000

340 A 5th Ave SE, HArmony, mn

Comfort by Design this 2 bedroom, 2 bath townhome offers open living dining area, ample storage, att garage , patio, appliances. $123,000

125 St. Paul Street PrESton, mn Great opportunity and super location! Located on the courthouse square. Mn fl. space office with great rental lease in place. Upstairs offers an add. 3 offices, bathroom and spacious break room area. Bsmt. is equipped with shelving and offers nice storage. $60,000

Drake road, Lanesboro 2 Parcels Offered Camping site, hiking trail open prairie on top. Camp, hike, hunt. Secluded 355 3rd Ave SE, HArmony, mn setting offers a place to get away from Everything is ready! One level home w/ a busy world! 16.49 acres @ $ 42,874 corner lot! 2 bedroom, 2 bath, kitchen open to dining, breakfast bar, att 2 car 24.1 Acres @ $62,660 garage. $104,900



21 A 10252 351st Ave cAnton, mn

210 Park St. Peterson, mn Move in ready! Well kept 3 bedroom, 1 ¾ bath, updated kitchen, finished family room on lower level, 2 car garage. 1 block to trail. $109,900

Farm Land 94.75 Acres CRP land, 18245 160th St Bristol Township. Sets high and cHErry grovE, mn could be put back into production, Nicely renovated 2 bedroom ranch home. New windows, siding, shingles, decking. Freshly Bristol Township. painted, new flooring, good sized bedrooms

and bath. Move in ready with large yard,. 3 car parking pad. Wonderful country views. $75,000

35 main Ave S HArmony, mn Commercial building with excellent main street location. Steel roof pitched, steel & vinyl siding, and updated windows. Main level retail with counter & sink area, 3/4 bath & storage. 2nd level 2 bdrm apartment. Detached garage. $ 59,900




15523 cty. 9 Hwy, Preston, mn

Affordable living, well kept 3 bedroom home. Main floor laundry and full basement. The property includes 24 x 40 detached storage building, workshop. 12 x 40 detached garage.

SoLD - 418 Preston St. Preston SoLD - 405 St. Paul St. nW Preston SoLD - 32776 136th St. Harmony SoLD - 19731 Aurora rd. mabel


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Nice 2BR apt. in Preston, $350/mo + util. Scott 765-3600. r8tfn- o

FOR RENT: Preston. 2 BR apt, stove, refridge, A/C, laundry hookups. NSNP. 507-467-2941. r12tfn- o

NEWLY REMODELED 2 BR, 1.5 bath furnished house with jacuzzi tub, all appliances including washing machine and dryer. Hardwood floors, lots of closet space with wrap-around porch. Located 2 blocks from downtown Lanesboro. Off-street parking. No pets, no smoking. References. $450 +utilities. Available November 1st. 507313-9527. r5,12- o

Large lot in New Horizon Trailer Park in Preston. Available Immediately. 7652131 or 1-800-770-0347. r10/5tfn- o Need to store snowmobiles, a classic car, or a boat? Do you need storage while in the process of moving? Space is available for rent in a building located in Preston. Call 507-251-5297. r28tfn- x FOR RENT: 3 bedroom house with 2 bath in the country. 507-259-6961. r29tfn- o 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. r5,12,19,26- 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. r5,12,19.26- o

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.

2 BR APT: Appliances, water, garbage included. Canton, MN. $325. Available now. 507-273-9036. r12- x


RN’s & LPN’s Part-Time & On-Call

Chosen Valley Care Center has a great opportunity for RN’s or LPN’s to join our exceptional health care team. We are looking fore nurses who are energetic and compassionate who want to put there clinical skills to work in a fast paced long term care facility working with a variety of complex clinical cares. We currently have 12 hour Part-Time and On-Call positions coming open as one member of our team is retiring.

you are helping a little girl get dance lessons, a little boy get his team jersey, a mom or dad put food on the table, a family pay a mortgage, or a student pay for college.

Please send an application or resume to Attn: Director of Nursing, Chosen Valley Care Center, 1102 Liberty St. SE, Chatfield, MN 55923 or e-mail (EOE/AA)

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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.

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notice of ordinance adoption fillmore county zoning ordinance The Fillmore County Board of Commissioners adopted an amendment to Section 607.03 of the Fillmore County Zoning Ordinance on August 7, 2012, adding Campgrounds to Conditional Uses in the General Commercial District (B-1). The Fillmore County Zoning Ordinance can be viewed in its entirety on the Fillmore County webpage at Chris Graves Fillmore County Zoning Administrator Publish 29,5,12

The transaction agent’s mortgage identification number, if stated on the Mortgage, is […].   is not a transaction agent, as defined by Minn. Stat. 58.02, subd. 30. The name of the residential mortgage servicer and the lender or broker, as defined in Minn. Stat. 58.02, is Central Bank. 10.  If stated on the Mortgage, the name of the mortgage originator, as defined in Minn. Stat. 58.02, is Jennings State Bank. INFORMATION REGARDING Foreclosure 11.  The requisites of Minn. Stat. 580.02 have been satisfied. 12.  The original principal amount secured by the Mortgage was $ 25,275.14. 13.  At the date of this notice the amount due on the Mortgage, including taxes, if any, paid by the holder of the Mortgage, is: $7,726.65. 14.  Pursuant to the power of sale in the Mortgage, the Mortgage will be foreclosed, and the mortgaged premises will be sold by the Sheriff of Fillmore County, Minnesota, at public auction on January 3, 2013, 10:00 a.m., at Fillmore County Courthouse, Main Lobby, 101 Fillmore Street, Preston, MN 55965-1080. 15.  The time allowed by law for redemption by Mortgagor or Mortgagor’s personal representatives or assigns is 6 months after the date of sale. 16. Minn. Stat. 580.04(b) provides, “If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, the notice must also specify the date on or before which the mortgagor must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property redeemed under section 580.23.” If this statute applies, the time to vacate the property is N/A. THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. Name and address of Attorney for Mortgagee or Mortgage Assignee: Joseph M. Paiement 221 East Myrtle Street Stillwater, MN 55082 Name of Mortgagee or Mortgage Assignee: Central Bank Publish 5,12,19,26,3,10

You must send a copy of your Answer to the person who signed this Summons located at: Michael A. Murphy RIPPE, HAMMELL & MURPHY, P.L.L.P. 110 East Main Street, P. O. Box 149 Caledonia, MN 55921-0149 3. YOU MUST RESPOND TO EACH CLAIM. The Answer is your written response to the Plaintiffs’ Complaint. In your Answer you must state whether you agree or disagree with each paragraph of the Complaint. If you believe the Plaintiffs should not be given everything asked for in the Complaint you must say so in your Answer. 4. YOU WILL LOSE YOUR CASE IF YOU DO NOT SEND A WRITTEN RESPONSE TO THE COMPLAINT TO THE PERSON WHO SIGNED THIS SUMMONS. If you do not answer within 20 days, you will lose this case. You will not get to tell your side of the story, and the Court may decide against you and award the Plaintiffs everything asked for in the Complaint. If you do not want to contest the claims stated in the Complaint, you do not need to respond. A default judgment can then be entered against you for the relief requested in the Complaint. 5. LEGAL ASSISTANCE. You may wish to get legal help from a lawyer. If you do not have a lawyer, the Court Administrator may have information about places where you can get legal assistance. Even if you cannot get legal help, you must still provide a written Answer to protect your rights or you may lose the case. 6. ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION. The parties may agree to or be ordered to participate in an alternative dispute resolution process under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice. You must still send your written response to the Complaint even if you expect to use alternative means of resolving this dispute. 7. THIS LAWSUIT MAY AFFECT OR BRING INTO QUESTION TITLE TO REAL PROPERTY located in Fillmore County, State of Minnesota, legally described as follows: Parcel I: Commencing at a point which is 10 rods E of the NW corner of the SE1/4 of the SE1/4 of Sec. 28-103-8, running thence S 160 rods, thence E 14 rods, thence N 160 rods, thence W 14 rods to place of beginning. Parcel II: The E 10 acres of the SW1/4 of the SE1/4 and the W 4 3/4 acres of the SE1/4 of the SE1/4 of Sec. 28-103-8 and E 10 acres of the NW1/4 of the NE1/4 and the W 4 3/4 acres of the NE1/4 of the NE1/4 Sec. 33-103-8. 8. The object of this action is to determine that the Defendants have no right, title, estate, interest or lien in the real estate above described. NOTICE OF NO PERSONAL CLAIM No personal claim is made against any of the Defendants in the action above entitled. Dated this 30th day of August, 2012. RIPPE, HAMMELL & MURPHY, P.L.L.P. By: _________________________________ Michael A. Murphy (#0347449) Attorney for Plaintiffs 110 E. Main Street, P.O. Box 149 Caledonia, MN 55921 507-725-3361 Publish 5,12,19

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public hearing notice The Southeastern Minnesota MultiCounty Housing and Redevelopment Authority (SEMMCHRA) has amended its Agency Plan in compliance with the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998. It is available for review at SEMMCHRA’s office, located at at 134 East Second Street, Wabasha, MN 55981. SEMMCHRA’s hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In addition, a public hearing will be held on November 21, 2012, at 12:00 p.m. at SEMMCHRA’s office. Everyone is invivted to attend. All interested parties will have the opportunity to comment on the Plan. Publish 5,12 Minnesota Secretary of State CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statutes Chapter 322B 1. State the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: Wild country gun shop 2. State the address of the principal place of business. A complete street address or rural route and rural route box number is required; the address cannot be a P.O. Box. 701 Jeremiah S PO Box 582 preston, mn 55965 3. List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name, OR if an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address. ricki l. brevig 701 jeremiah s po box 582 preston, mn 55965 4. I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statues. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath. Dated: 10/24/12 Signed: /s/ Ricki L. Brevig Publish 5,12

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF FILLMORE IN DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE COURT DIVISION Court File No. 23-PR-12-792 In Re: Estate of Elsie M. Bessingpas, also knows as Elsie Bessingpas Decedent NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS AND CREDITORS Notice is given that Informal probate of the Decedent’s will dated March 9, 2012, has been filed with the registrar. The application has been granted. Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed Sara Louise Gjerdrum, whose address is 1823 Colvin Avenue, St. Paul MN 55116, as Personal Representative of the estate of the above Journal Happy Ads decedent. Any heir, devisee or other inter1x2 be (noentitled picture) ested person may to appoint-$6.75 notice of mortgage ment as personal foreclosure sale 1x3 representative (with picture)or may$11.00 object to the appointment of the personal THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE representative, and the personal repreDEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL sentative is empowered to fully administer CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED the estate, including, after 30 days from BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS the date of the issuanceTurn of herOld letters, Bessie ACTION. the power to sell, encumber, lease or DATE: October 29, 2012 Into a Cash Cow distribute real estate, unless objections YOU ARE NOTIFIED that default has thereto are filed with the Court (pursuant occurred in the conditions of the following Fillmore County Journal to Section 524.3-607) and the Court othdescribed Mortgage: PH: 507-765-2151 OR 1-800-599-0481 erwise orders. INFORMATION REGARDING MORTGAGE Notice is further given that all crediTO BE FORECLOSED tors having claims against the said 1.  Date of Mortgage:  June 27, 2008 estate are required to present the same 2.  Mortgagors:  Kimberly K. Brunsvold to said personal representative or to the 3.  Mortgagees:   Jennings State Bank Court Administrator within four months 4.  Recording Information: after the date of this notice or said claims Recorded on July 1, 2008, as Document will be barred. Number 365787, in the Office of the ROUND UP SOME GOOD DEALS Dated: November 7, 2012 County Recorder of Fillmore County, in theD.Fillmore /s/ James AttwoodCounty Minnesota Journal Classifieds. Registrar 5.  Assignments of Mortgage, if any: JAMES D. ATTWOOD Assigned to Central Bank, a Minnesota Court Administrator banking corporation by written assignATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL ment recorded on August 23, 2010, as REPRESENTATIVE Document Number 379931, in the recordDavid A. Joerg, P.A. ing office stated in paragraph 4. NEED TO THANK SOMEONE? David A. Joerg; MN #300238 I N F O R M AT I O N REGARDING Whether you’re PO Box 257, Preston MN 55965 Call the Journal at 507-765-2151 or 800MORTGAGED PREMISES buying or selling, the Telephone: 507-765-3862 599-0481 (507 area code) and we’ll take 6.   is Tax parcel identification number of the Journal Auto Page the place tomortgaged look Fax no: 507-765-3863 your message over the phone. premises:  15-0604-000 Publish 12,19 7. Legal description of the mortgaged premises:  Lot 7, Block 2, Lutes Scrabeck First Addition to the City of Harmony, Fillmore County, Minnesota. Check here if all or part of the described real property is Registered (Torrens) P Get the job done L D 8.   The physical street address, city, HE TE and zip code of the mortgaged premisFind the help you N es:  820 3rd Avenue Southeast, Harmony, deserve by advertising WA with us! Minnesota 55939. other foreclosure data Fillmore County Journal Classifieds! 9.   The person holding the Mortgage: [check one] 507-765-2151 •    is a transaction agent, as defined by Minn. Stat. 58.02, subd. 30. REDUCE • REUSE • RECYCLE The name(s) of the transaction agent, residential mortgage servicer, and the lender or broker, as defined in Minn. Stat. 58.02, P: 507.765.2151 • F: 507.765.2468 is/are […].

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF FILLMORE IN DISTRICT COURT PROBATE DIVISION THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No. 23-PR-12-783 In Re: Estate of Florence Rath Decedent. NOTICE OF PETITION FOR DECREE OF DESCENT OF PROPERTY A Petition for Determination of Descent has been filed 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. 507-765-2151 IT IS ORDERED and Notice is further given, that the Petition will800-599-0481 be heard on December 12, 2012, at 1:15 p.m. by this Court at Preston, Minnesota. Notice shall be given by publishing the Notice and Order as provided by law and by: Mailing a copy this Notice and Call it ofin! Order at least 14 days prior to the hearing (507 area code) 800-599-0481 date. ROBERT R. BENSON Judg James Attwood Court Administrator /s/Mary Specht FAX itBy:in! Deputy 507-765-2468 Date: 11/8/12 Attorney for Petitioner Kelly M. Wagner Baudler Maus Forman Kritzer & Wagner 124 North Broadway, PO Box 1268 Spring Valley, MN 55975 License No. #0314031 it in! e-mail 507-346-7301 507-346-2537 Publish 12,19

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state of minnesota DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF FILLMORE THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No. 23-CV-12-644 Matthew T. Sdano and Anika E. PaarenSdano, Plaintiffs, SUMMONS -vs Phillip Dammen and Diane Dammen, husband and wife, Truman A. Dahl, marital status unknown, Brian C. Aldrich and Lynn A. Aldrich, husband and wife, Ralph Anfinson and Lorraine Anfinson, husband and wife, Carroll A. Evenson and Marian T. Evenson, husband and wife, William C. Worra a/k/a William Worra and Marilyn G. Worra, husband and wife, Richard A. Worra, a single person, John S. Worra and Pamela D. Worra, husband and wife, Joel B. Worra and Margaret K. Worra, husband and wife, Luther K. Worra, marital status unknown, Arthur Helgemoe and Ella Helgemoe, husband and wife, L.K. Worra and Doris C. Worra, husband and wife, Frans John Overland, marital status unknown, Charley Overland, marital status unknown, Ingvald C. Torgerson and Grace Torgerson, husband and wife, John J. Overland a/k/a John Johnson Overland, Rushford State Bank, Elias J. Overland a/k/a Elias Johnson Overland, marital status unknown, Ole J. Overland a/k/a Ole Johnson Overland, a married person, Frans Johnson Overland, marital status unknown, Thea Erickson, marital status unknown, John Oleson, a married person, Ole Johnson, marital status unknown, the State of Minnesota, along with all successors and assigns and also the unknown heirs of the aforesaid persons, and all other persons unknown claiming any right, title, estate, interest, or lien in the real estate described in the Complaint herein, subject to any easements of record, Defendants. THIS SUMMONS IS DIRECTED TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: 1. YOU ARE BEING SUED. The Plaintiffs has started a lawsuit against you. The Plaintiffs’ Complaint against you is attached to this Summons. Do not throw these papers away. They are official papers that affect your rights. You must respond to this lawsuit even though it may not yet be filed with the Court and there may be no court file number on this Summons. 2. YOU MUST REPLY WITHIN 20 DAYS TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS. You must give or mail to the person who signed this Summons a written response, called an Answer, within 20 days of the date on which you received this Summons.

Minnesota Secretary of State CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statutes Chapter 322B 1. State the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: you can publishing 2. State the address of the principal place of business. A complete street address or rural route and rural route box number is required; the address cannot be a P.O. Box. 300 sheridan street west lanesboro, mn 55949 3. List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name, OR if an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address. robert e. Ohnstad 300 sheridan st. W lanesboro, mN 55949 4. I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statues. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath. Dated: 10-31-12 Signed: /s/ Robert E. Ohnstad, owner Publish 5,12

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notice of request for proposals for city attorney The City Council of the City of Preston, Minnesota will receive proposals for City Attorney for 2013 at the City Clerk’s Office until 4:30 p.m., Monday, November 26, 2012. A request for proposal may be obtained at the Preston City Clerks Office, 210 Fillmore St. W, Preston, MN. Joseph Hoffman City Administrator Publish 12,19

ordinance no. 97 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 91.02 DIVISION (B) & (D); SECTION 91.06 DIVISION (A) AND REPEALING SECTION 91.06 DIVISION (B) OF ORDINANCE NO. 92, TITLED “CITY OF FOUNTAIN ANIMAL CONTROL ORDINANCE.” The City Council of Fountain ordains: SECTION 1 Section 91.02 Dogs and Cats of said Ordinance No. 92 is amended to read: (B) License Requirements (4) The licensing provisions of this division (B) shall not apply to dogs whose owners are non-residents temporarily within the city, nor to dogs brought into the city for the purpose of participating in any dog show, nor to dogs that are certified police dogs, nor shall this provision apply to “seeing eye” dogs properly trained to assist blind persons for the purpose of aiding them in going from place to place. (D) Vaccination (1) All dogs and cats kept harbored, maintained, or transported within the city shall be vaccinated at least once every two years by a licensed veterinarian for: (a) Rabies – with a live modified vaccine; and (b) Distemper. Section 91.06 Kennels of said Ordinance No. 92 is amended to read: (A) Definition of dog kennel. The keeping of more than three dogs on the same premises, whether owned by the same person or not and for whatever purpose kept, shall constitute a “dog kennel”; except that a fresh litter of pups may be kept for a period of three months before that keeping shall be deemed to be a “dog kennel”. Section 91.06 Kennels of said Ordinance No. 92 is repealed: (B) Kennel as a nuisance. Because the keeping of three or more dogs on the same premises is subject to great abuse, causing discomfort to persons in the area by way of smell, noise, hazard, and general aesthetic depreciation, the keeping of three or more dogs on the premises is hereby declared to be a nuisance and no person shall keep or maintain a kennel within the city. Violation of this provision shall be a misdemeanor. SECTION 2 All ordinances or part of ordinances inconsistent with this ordinance are hereby repealed. SECTION 3 This ordinance becomes effective from and after its passage and official publication. Passed and adopted by the City Council of Fountain on October 4, 2012. Approved: Richard Kujath, Mayor Attested: Ronda Flattum, City Clerk Publish 12

notice of mortgage foreclosure sale THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. DATE: November 1, 2012 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described Mortgage: INFORMATION REGARDING MORTGAGE TO BE FORECLOSED 1.  Date of Mortgage:  April 13, 2009 2.  Mortgagors:  Frederick L. Williams and Dennise N. Williams, n/k/a Dennise Klutts 3.  Mortgagees:   Jennings State Bank 4.  Recording Information: Recorded on April 16, 2009, as Document Number 371300, in the Office of the County Recorder of Fillmore County, Minnesota 5.  Assignments of Mortgage, if any: Assigned to Central Bank, a Minnesota banking corporation by written assignment recorded on September 9, 2010, as Document Number 380189, in the recording office stated in paragraph 4. I N F O R M AT I O N REGARDING MORTGAGED PREMISES 6.   Tax parcel identification number of the mortgaged premises:  01.0211.010. 7. Legal description of the mortgaged premises:  That part of the NW ¼ SE ¼ and that part of the NE ¼ SW ¼ , both in Sec. 25-1018, Fillmore County, Minnesota, described as follows: beginning at the NW corner of said NW ¼ SE ¼ ; thence North 89°38’25” East (assumed bearing) along the North line of said NW ¼ SE ¼ , 524.68 feet; thence South 12°06’07” East, 645.31 feet; thence North 89°10’05” West 679.23 feet to the centerline of a Township Road; thence North 01°22’18” West along said centerline, 617.78 Feet to the North line of said NE ¼ SW ¼; thence North 89°38’25” East along said North line, 33.99 feet to the point of beginning and containing 8.86 acres, more or less. Subject to easement for a Township Road across the Westerly line and Northerly line thereof. Subject to any other easements of record. Check here if all or part of the described real property is Registered (Torrens) 8.   The physical street address, city, and zip code of the mortgaged premises:  45550 116th Street, Mabel, Minnesota 55954. other foreclosure data 9.   The person holding the Mortgage: [check one] is a transaction agent, as defined by Minn. Stat. 58.02, subd. 30. The name(s) of the transaction agent, residential mortgage servicer, and the lender or broker, as defined in Minn. Stat. 58.02, is/are […]. The transaction agent’s mortgage identification number, if stated on the Mortgage, is […].    is not a transaction agent, as defined by Minn. Stat. 58.02, subd. 30. The name of the residential mortgage servicer and the lender or broker, as defined in Minn. Stat. 58.02, is Central Bank. 10.  If stated on the Mortgage, the name of the mortgage originator, as defined in Minn. Stat. 58.02, is Jennings State Bank. INFORMATION REGARDING Foreclosure 11.  The requisites of Minn. Stat. 580.02 have been satisfied. 12.  The original principal amount secured by the Mortgage was $ 84,500.00. 13.  At the date of this notice the amount due on the Mortgage, including taxes, if any, paid by the holder of the Mortgage, is: $71,896.91. 14.  Pursuant to the power of sale in the Mortgage, the Mortgage will be foreclosed, and the mortgaged premises will be sold by the Sheriff of Fillmore County, Minnesota, at public auction on January 3, 2013, 10:00 a.m., at Fillmore County Courthouse, Main Lobby, 101 Fillmore Street, Preston, MN 55965-1080. 15.  The time allowed by law for redemption by Mortgagor or Mortgagor’s personal representatives or assigns is 6 months after the date of sale. 16. Minn. Stat. 580.04(b) provides, “If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, the notice must also specify the date on or before which the mortgagor must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property redeemed under section 580.23.” If this statute applies, the time to vacate the property is N/A. THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. Name and address of Attorney for Mortgagee or Mortgage Assignee: Joseph M. Paiement 221 East Myrtle Street Stillwater, MN 55082 Name of Mortgagee or Mortgage Assignee: Central Bank Publish 12,19,26,3,10,17

notice of mortgage foreclosure sale Date: November 5, 2012 YOU ARE NOTIFIED THAT: 1. Default has occurred in the conditions of the Mortgage dated March 21, 2007 executed by Allyn R. Earles and Robyn Earles, husband and wife, as Mortgagors, to Wells Fargo Financial Wisconsin, Inc., as Mortgagee, and filed for record on March 28, 2007 as Document No. 357855, and assigned to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., pursuant to a Corporate Assignment of Mortgage, dated April 5, 2012, recorded on April 16, 2012 as Document Number 388304, in the Office of the County Recorder of Fillmore County, Minnesota. The land described in the Mortgage is not registered land. 2. The original principal amount secured by the Mortgage was $102,006.67. 3. No action or proceeding at law is now pending to recover the debt secured by the Mortgage, or any part thereof. 4. No mortgagor has been released from financial obligation on the mortgage. 5. The holder of the Mortgage has complied with all conditions precedent to acceleration of the debt secured by the Mortgage and foreclosure of the Mortgage, and all notice and other requirements of applicable statutes. 6. At the date of this notice the amount due on the Mortgage, and taxes, if any, paid by the holder of the Mortgage is $140,897.12. 7. Pursuant to the power of sale in the Mortgage, the Mortgage will be foreclosed, and the land described as follows: Legal Description: Outlot 4 in the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (SW ¼ SW ¼) of Section 11, Township 101 North of Range 10, in the City of Harmony, except the North 75 feet thereof, and except the East 87 ½ feet thereof and except that part of Outlot 4 shown as parcel 204B on Minnesota Department of Transportation Right of Way Plat Numbered 23-48 as the same is on file and of record in the office of the County Recorder in and for Fillmore County will be sold by the Sheriff of Fillmore County, Minnesota, at public auction on January 10, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the main lobby of the Fillmore County Courthouse, 101 Fillmore Street, Preston, Minnesota. 8. The mortgagor must vacate the property on or before 11:59 p.m. July 10, 2013, if the mortgage is not reinstated under Minn. Stat. Sec. 580.30, the property is not redeemed under Minn. Stat. Sec. 580.23, or the redemption period is not reduced under section 582.032. 9. The time allowed by law for redemption by Mortgagors or Mortgagors’ personal representatives or assigns is 6 months after the date of sale. 10. THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. 11. THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Foreclosure Data required by Minn. Stat. Sec. 580.025 1. Property Address: 510 Main Avenue North, Harmony, Minnesota 55939 2. Transaction Agent: Not Applicable 3. Name of Mortgage Originator (Lender): Wells Fargo Financial Wisconsin, Inc.; assigned to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A 4. Residential Servicer: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A 5. Tax Parcel Identification Number: 15-0016-000 6. Transaction Agent’s Mortgage ID Number: Not Applicable Wells Fargo Bank, National Association Attorneys for Mortgagee James T. Keig STEPHENSON, SANFORD & THONE, P.L.C. Suite 220, 1905 East Wayzata Boulevard Wayzata, MN 55391 (952) 404-2100 15-0447 Publish 12,19,26,3,10,17

notice of request for proposals for official newspaper The City Council of the City of Preston, Minnesota will receive proposals for Official Newspaper for 2013 at the City Clerk’s Office until 4:30 p.m., Monday, November 26, 2012. Specifications for bid proposals may be obtained at the Preston City Clerks Office, 210 Fillmore St. W, Preston, MN. Joseph Hoffman City Administrator Publish 12,19 Pilot mound township winter road closures Pilot Mound Township announces winter road closures for 290th Street in section 34 and Iris Road in sections 30 and 31 from the junction with Fillmore Co. 6 north for 1.4 miles as signed from December 1, 2012 through March 31, 2013. William Sullivan, Clerk Publish 12 audit proposals The City of Preston is requesting proposals from qualified CPA firms to audit its financial statements for the year ending Dec. 31, 2012, with an option to retain audit services for the year ending Dec. 31, 2013. A copy of the RFP may be obtained by contacting Preston City Hall (507) 7652153 or by downloading a PDF copy on the city web site at: To be considered, all required materials should be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 28, 2012 to: Attn: Audit RFP, Preston City Hall, PO Box 657, Preston, MN 55965. The city reserves the right to reject any or all proposals submitted. Publish 12,19 notice The Fillmore County Board of Commissioners adopted an amendment to the Fillmore County Wind Energy Conversion Systems Ordinance on October 2, 2012 pertaining to MicroWECS and the Zoning Districts where such Towers are allowed. The Wind Energy Conversion Systems Ordinance can be viewed in its entirety at www. Chris Graves Fillmore County Zoning Administrator Publish 12,19,26



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summary of minutes October 23, 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 one member of the press. The following resolutions were adopted by the Board: RESOLUTION 2012-054: Veteran Services Outreach Grant for $2,298.00 RESOLUTION 2012-055: Set public hearing for formation of Subordinate Service District for Wastewater treatment in Greenleafton area on Nov. 13, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. RESOLUTION 2012-056: Final payment to Traffic Marking Service, Inc. for 2012 striping The Board approved the following agenda items: • the amended agenda. • the following Consent Agenda: 1. October 9, 2012 County Board minutes. 2. Payment of 4th quarter SELCO appropriation. 3. Payment to Area Agency on Aging long term care services. 4. Payment of Kane & Johnson invoice for professional services for Highway Administration Building remodel. 5. Appointment of Deputy Lance Boyum as Law Enforcement alternate on Labor/ Management Safety Committee. • renewal of elderly waiver contract with Oxford Property Management, LLC. • accept proposal from Stantec for engineering services for Greenleafton wastewater treatment project. • accept service agreement from Mayo Clinic for 2013 Medical Examiner services. • amended agreement with West Central Environmental Consultants for testing at Highway 52, Mabel. • payment of invoice from Mayo Clinic for record review and testimony. • accept resignation to retire from Lynette Grabau, Home Health Aide. • accept resignation of Patricia Christian, Home Health Aide. • advertise in-house for full time replacement Office Support Specialist for Assessor’s office. • hire of John Dollar, Custodian, from temporary status. • increase Sheriff Dispatcher intermittent pool from current number of three to a maximum of five people. • increase Sheriff Jailer intermittent pool from current level of seven to nine people. • amend agenda to include hire of two additional intermittent jailers. • hire of John O’Donnell and Michael Ask to pool of intermittent jailers. • hire of Samantha Keasling as full time Dispatcher. • paid leave of absence for John Grindeland, Engineer. • appoint Ronald Gregg as Acting Engineer during leave of absence of John Grindeland, Engineer. • 1.5% adjustment to 2013 non-union pay plan. • proposal from Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP for 2012-2014 audits. • accept resignation of Lindsey C. Thomas, MD as medical examiner. • purchase of sixteen ergonomic chairs from Beckley’s. • award asbestos abatement contract for Highway Administration remodeling project to Mavo Systems of Rochester. • award industrial hygiene monitoring contract to Angstrom Analytical, Inc. for Highway Administration remodeling project. • award base bid to low bidder Schwab, LLC. for Highway Administration remodel project. • award Alternate #2 for work island to Schwab, LLC for Highway Administration remodel project. • purchase of Courthouse Storage Area Network upgrade. • three year agreement with SHI for standard enterprise assurances. • extension of two Recorder server warranties with IBM for one year. • Emergency Management grant agreement with Minnesota Department of Public Safety. The following Commissioners’ warrants were approved: REVENUE FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount ASD Healthcare, supplies $1,178.10 Best Western Plus Kelly Inn, other travel expense $1,417.78 Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, services, permits $790.00 CDW Government, Inc., parts $1,061.79 DS Solutions, Inc., ballots $1,466.86 Earl F. Andersen, Inc., signs $677.11 Fillmore County Treasurer, fuel $4,032.93 Fillmore County Treasurer-credit card, other travel expense $626.00 Houston County Public Health, supplies $635.88 Mid America Business Systems, services $1,746.86 MN Office of Enterprise Technology, telephone $1,300.00 Pitney Bowes Global Financial Services, LLC, lease $814.38 Pohlman, Brenda L., mileage, other travel expense $814.17 Preston Fire Department-Emergency Services, services $566.10 Preston Service Plus, services, parts $1,016.64 Schindler Elevator Corp., services $650.00 Sheldon Plumbing & Heating, Inc., services $1,055.61 Uniforms Unlimited, Inc., uniforms $501.95 Winona Heating & Ventilating, Inc., services $756.23 TOTAL REVENUE FUND BILLS OVER $500 (listed above) $21,108.39 TOTAL REVENUE FUND BILLS UNDER $500 (62 bills - not listed) $9,790.82 TOTAL REVENUE FUND $30,899.21 INFRA FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount Bakke Electric, Inc., services $1,700.00 Quality Construction, services $2,210.00 TOTAL INFRA FUND BILLS OVER $500 Iisted above) $3,910.00 TOTAL INFRA FUND BILLS UNDER $500 1 bill - not listed) $480.93 TOTAL INFRA FUND BILLS $4,390.93 ROAD & BRIDGE FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount Bruening Rock Products, Inc., rock $7,793.56 Dunn Blacktop Co., Inc., cold mix $7,873.60 G & K Services, supplies, uniforms $572.00 Hovey Oil Co., fuel $17,116.72 LaCrosse Truck Center, Inc., parts $646.30 Mississippi Welders Supply Co., supplies $619.17 Thompson Sand, sand $846.45 Traffic Marking Service, Inc., services $7,627.24 Universal Truck Equipment, Inc., parts $1,423.69 Valley Home Improvement, services $627.49 TOTAL ROAD & BRIDGE FUND BILLS OVER $500 (listed above) $45,146.22 TOTAL ROAD & BRIDGE FUND BILLS UNDER $500 (18 bills - not listed) $3,348.66 TOTAL ROAD & BRIDGE FUND $48,494.88 SANITATION FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount Republican-Leader, advertising $673.00 Titan Machinery, equipment purchase $57,960.00 $58,633.00 TOTAL SANITATION FUND BILLS OVER $500 (listed above) TOTAL SANITATION FUND BILLS UNDER $500 (1 bill - not listed) $425.94 TOTAL SANITATION FUND $59,058.94 AIRPORT FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount TOTAL AIRPORT FUND BILLS OVER $500 (None) $0.00 TOTAL AIRPORT FUND BILLS UNDER $500 (1 bill - not listed) $51.69 TOTAL AIRPORT FUND $51.69 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 12

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‘05 CHEVY Equinox LT, AWD, New Tires, Loaded, Only $9,995 ‘05 PONTIAC Grand Prix GT, 4 dr., 72,000 mi, (1-Owner) Sunroof, Heated Leather ‘05 BUICK Rainier CSL, AWD, Local Trade, $8,495 ‘05 PONTIAC SV6 Van, Local Trade, 75,000 mi ‘05 CHEVY Trailblazer Ext, 4x4, Now only $8,995 ‘05 CADILLAC DeVille, 4 dr. Heated & Cooled Leather Seats, 79,000 mi, Now only $9,495 ‘05 CHEVY 1/2 Ton, Ext. Cab, 4x4, 93,000 mi, $13,495 ‘04 CHEVY 3/4 Ton, Crew Cab, 4 dr., 4x4 ‘03 CHEVY 1/2 Ton, Reg. Cab, 4x4, 62,000 mi, 4.8 V-8, Local Trade ‘03 CHEVY Venture Van LT, Local Trade, Only $4,995 ‘03 FORD F150 Ext. Cab, 4x4, Now only $8,495 ‘03 CHEVY Suburban LT, 4x4, Heated Leather, Local Trade ‘02 FORD Escape XLS, 4x4, V-6, Local Trade, Only $4,995 ‘01 PONTIAC Bonneville SSEi, 4 dr. 3800 V-6, 99,000 Miles, Loaded, Now only $7,195 ‘01 BUICK Park Ave, 4 dr. 3800 V-6, Local Trade, $3,750 ‘99 CHEVY 1/2 Ton Reg. Cab, 4x4, Only 99,000 mi ‘99 BUICK Century, 4 dr. Now only $3,995 ‘99 CHEVY Venture Van, Now Only $2,750 ‘98 CHEVY Prizm, 4 dr. Local Trade, $1,995 ‘95 CHEVY 1/2 Ton, Reg. Cab, 4x2, 79,000 mi, Local Trade ‘79 OLDS Cutlass Supreme, 2 Dr. 87,000 Miles, 1-Owner, Only $4,495

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Weather Forecast November 12, 2012

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* this is a projected forecast, for the most up-to-date weather go to and click on the weather icon.

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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.

“a Sunny day” By: Sahara Morken, age 5 Mabel, Mn

Preston equiPment Jct. 52 & 16, Preston, MN Ph: 507-765-3803

• ‘12 JD S660 • ‘10 JD 9670 • ‘08 JD 9670 • ‘02 JD 9650 STS • ‘98 JD 9510 2300 Sep • ‘90 JD 9400 Hopper Topper SOLD • JD 4420 Diesel • ‘01 Case IH 2366


• 2720 • 3520 • 5085 M

• 6125R • 7230 MfWD

2.9% foR 5 yeaRS oR 1.9% foR 3 yeaRS oN aLL uSeD Hay & CoMBINe equIPMeNT


• ‘04 JD 320 Skid Loader • JD 530 MoCo • (3) JD 566 Round Baler • 1) 568 Round Baler • JD 936 MoCo Impl • JD 955 4x4 Hydro 60” Snowblower & Cab • JD HX14 Pull Type Cutter • ‘05 NH BR 780 Round Baler


November 22nd Registration @ 7:30am

Riverside on the Root in Lanesboro, MN.

Run/ Walk begins at 8:00am in Lanesboro on the Root River Trail and concludes at the Trailhead Inn in Preston for a total of 10.3 miles. This is not a sanctioned race. Turkey Day Run 2012 T-Shirts

Order a T-Shirt with the logo celebrating this 4th Annual Event. Orders must be submitted and paid in full prior to the event. Shirts will be mailed out to participants after all orders are collected.






(plus postage.)

Fillmore County



new tractors

• ‘08 JD 7630 w/ 746 Loader • ‘08 JD 7930 IuT/TLS • ‘08 JD 4720 72” Deck • JD 2955 2W Cab SOLD • JD 4650 2wd • JD 8300 Coming In • JD 8650 4x4 • ‘08 Kubota 3240 MfWD, 72”SOLD Deck & Loader • Kubota L3130 w/loader • Kubota Bx2360 54” Deck



• ‘12 JD 608 Chopping Corn Head • ‘10 JD 620f Bean Head • ‘07 JD 893 Knife Rolls • ‘06 JD 893 • ‘02 JD 930f

used tractors

Fillmore County’s 4th Annual




Freezing rain

WeaTher arT WanTeD!

Moon PhaSeS ~ noveMber-DeceMber FirSt



Weather art

MoonriSe & MoonSet 5:26am 3:53pm 6:42am 4:38pm 7:54am 5:31pm 9:02am 6:34pm 10:01am 7:42pm 10:50am 8:53pm 11:31am 10:04pm




Sun & Moon Date: SunriSe & SunSet 11/12/12 7:01am 4:46pm 11/13/12 7:03am 4:45pm 11/14/12 7:01am 4:44pm 11/15/12 7:03am 4:43pm 11/16/12 7:04am 4:42pm 11/17/12 7:05am 4:41pm 11/18/12 7:07am 4:40pm

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November 22

Event Hosted by The Unofficial Fillmore County Running Club

Call on used finanCing speCials!

Craig Britton, Preston • Ross Kiehne, Harmony Jim Peters, Harmony • Jason Schwarz, Fountain Jason Sethre, Fountain Call 507-251- 5297 with questions or visit to register in advance.





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Fillmore County Journal 11.12.12  

The 11.12.12 weekly edition of the Fillmore County Journal.