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Students at Fillmore Central High School have an opportunity that most kids in the area do not, and that is the opportunity to learn more about photography, share their pictures with others, and explore their interest by joining the Photography Club. Joni Mehus, English teacher at Fillmore Central, started the club in 2007. “I wanted to get kids interested in photography,” said Mehus. Right now there are at least 39 students signed up for the photography club, and they meet once a month. They can use whatever camera they want to use, and they are encouraged to participate in photography contests. Nargiza Kanybek kyzy, a seventeen-year-old exchange student from Kyrgyzstan, is one of the students in the club, and she was interested in photography even before she came to the United States. She recently won 2nd place in the Accelerated Genetics Contest, and a $75 gift card, for a photo she took of cows and a little boy. “I love taking pictures,” shared Kanybek kyzy. “I’m glad I’m in it because I think photography is very important. I can take pictures that are unique and say something to the people. It’s one of my hobbies.” Kanybek kyzy noted that her country needs some really good photographers, but it’s a profession that is not very popular there. She would love to take pictures of her country for tourism or social media to promote the area. “I like doing black and white, and dark photos,” she said,

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Row 1: Katie Hanson, Katelyn Gatzke, Liberty Onsager, Bailey Soma, Brandon Hershberger, Elizabeth Gusa, Tara McGinley, and Helen DeLano. Row 2: Taylor Willford, Riana Smith, and Tatum Whalen. Row 3: Annalise Shupe, Nargiza Kanybek kyzy, Lindsey Weiss, Nacrissa Hughes, Sara Schultz, Theresa Doerr, Paige Bennett, Samantha Grabau, Gabrielle Shupe, and Lexie Dols. Row 4: Kendyl Bennett and Kenzie Broadwater. Row 5: Michaela Lund, Abby Gastfield, Skyelar Veiseth, Kaelyn Marzolf, Dorothy Jorgenson, Brandon Breitsprecher, Mitch Ristau, Mac Stone, Andy Coyle, Matt Guttormson, Kaitlynn Aug, Nicole Sebastian, and Kerri Dornink. Photo by Joni Mehus adding that she likes using different camera angles, as well as different colors and saturation. Kanybek kyzy is living in Preston with her host family, Josh and Cheryl Krage. Sadie LaBonne is in eighth grade at Fillmore Central, and she takes pictures with her cell phone. This is her first year in the Photography Club. She decided to join the club after taking a picture of her cat that turned out perfectly. “I have always liked taking pictures of animals, and nature,” shared LaBonne. She has taken many photos of animals, farms, and sunsets, and has found her niche in those subjects. In the Photography Club,

Mehus encourages the students to enter contests, but never ones that cost money to enter. In the world of digital photography, it is much easier to find contests online and send photographs through email without ever having to print them out. The only kind of editing the photos get is cropping, according to Mehus, as most contests prohibit and kind of extra work done with any photo editing programs. Mehus loves photography, and prefers to take pictures using her Canon Rebel. She has helped out as the 4-H PhoSee PHOTOGRAPHY Page 15 

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R-P is moving forward with preparations and its Yes Campaign for a new, $15 million pre-K through grade 5 facility. Recently, brochures highlighting the upcoming referendum in the district were mailed out to district residents. There was some concern locally that there was a lack of information on the tax impact for businesses, but district staff is working diligently to get as much needed information out as possible prior to the December 19 vote. Property owners within the community can contact the district office directly to find their tax impact. There are two upcoming informational meetings for the bond referendum. The first is Monday, November 26, from 4:30-6:30pm, at the middle school cafeteria in Peterson. The second is Monday, December 10, from 6-8pm, at the elemen-

tary cafeteria in Rushford. The public is encouraged to attend and bring forth any questions or comments that they may have. “We need to be proactive and involved in this; bring a lot of energy to the table,” stressed board member Greg Smith. “That’s a good point,” responded Ehler. “We need to collectively say, ‘What can we do as a united front.’” Another key issue in the event is having the availability of absentee voting. “We need to make a significant effort to have it in place for individuals who cannot be here,” added Ehler. Those wanting an absentee ballot for the referendum will need to request an application from the district office. Two packets are ready for mailing, depending on whether or not the voter requesting the ballot is registered See REFERENDUM Page 22 

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Mining ordinance sent to County Board county board room to capacity and spilled over into the room where people were con The long process, of initially nected by audio and video. revising the mining ordinance Everyone that wished to speak before ultimately building a sepa- their peace filed up to the microrate ordinance to regulate indus- phone one by one. A couple trial sand mining in Fillmore of people made the trip more County, became one step closer than once. Some minor lanto resolution at the November guage changes to more clearly 15 Planning Commission meet- clarify requirements were made ing. Around 70 people attended to the last draft of the ordinances the public hearing and filled the See MINING Page 2  By K aren R eisner

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before the public hearing began. Most of the people present had been on this journey with the sand committee since February, even before the moratorium on mining was put into place to allow for study and revision of the ordinance. They have attended most every meeting and many started their comments with a word of thanks and appreciation that the committee has allowed them to express their concerns and has listened to their suggestions. Of the twenty or so citizens that stepped forward to the microphone, all of them were in the camp that wanted industrial mining to be closely regulated to protect the environment and a way of life enjoyed by residents of Fillmore County. No one spoke asking to have less regulation than what was already detailed in the proposed ordinances. Planning Committee chairman Gary Ruskell requested from the beginning for people to be courteous and polite and limit their comments to two to three minutes. Many of the public comments aired at the public hearing are listed below, but not all. 721 Ordinance 721 is basically the original ordinance that has historically regulated traditional sand and gravel produc-

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tion within the county. Zoning Administrator Chris Graves explained that during the process it was decided that a stand alone ordinance for industrial mining was needed. However, the 721 ordinance was strengthened in a few places. Bill Swanson, speaking in regards to the total process, thanked those officials involved saying they “really have listened to the voices of Fillmore County” and that he was impressed. He added that the adopted language was pretty restrictive, but not perfect. Rita Leduc, Pilot Mound township, noted there was nothing in 721 pertaining to water and water resources. She was concerned about the implications of mining directly in water. The ordinance lacked the requirement of a monitoring well if working close to the water table. Commission member Brad Erickson said the DNR is notified when a CUP application comes in and they tell us where the water table is in that area. Commission member Duane Bakke noted that ordinances are never static, adding this one appears to be working well enough as is. The commission unanimously voted to send Ordinance 721 on to the county board. 736 Graves explained that his office had received some written comments regarding 736;

some were positive, some wanted changes, but none asked for a flat out ban of industrial mining. Bob Johnson, Harmony, asked how the maximum acreage of 50 was established, was concerned about mining below ground level creating a depression, and suggested that the requirement to stay 10 foot above the water table was not sufficient. Bakke explained the number 50 was chosen because that is near the size of Big Springs which is about 46 acres. He added that he didn’t envision a hollowed out area. Donna Rasmussen, SWCD, said the sand buttes are isolated and in most cases there is not the capacity for water to be stored there. Bill Sullivan, Pilot Mound, asked that “below grade” be added in under Prohibited Activity, suggesting that 10 foot of sand over the water table would not be an effective barrier. Steve Hartwig later agreed and recommended there be at least a 25-foot buffer over the water table. Bonnie Haugen, Canton, said she was a grazing dairy farmer and was concerned about water. She suggested that studies have not considered karst geology, insisting more than a 10-foot buffer over the water table is needed. Vern Crowson, Pilot Mound, maintained that the prospect of the industrial mining “has changed our neighborhood already.” He noted none of

Call the FCJ at 507-765-2151 to advertise or offer news tips! the panel members resides in a potential industrial sand mining area. The ordinance as presented could allow seven active mines in Pilot Mound township. He asked the commission to consider imposing a limit of two active mines at a given time in a single township. This spawned some sporadic applause. Tom Barnes, Pilot Mound, said he was a neighbor to the Boyum site. He had moved to this agricultural area eight years ago. Barnes was concerned his home could loose 25 percent of its value. He suggested they create a mechanism for property owners to make up the difference of lost property values due to industrial mining. Barnes noted that he was told that it was not the purview of the sand committee to deal with affected

property values. He suggested operating hours be reduced, including no operations on Saturday. He asked if the access road would be included in the setback requirement from a dwelling. Bakke said that the location of the access road would probably be restricted through the CUP. County Attorney Brett Corson said a property agreement could be a valid concern. Dale Forster, Lanesboro, said it is unknown how effective county government will be at managing large scale mines; therefore, he requested the total number of active mines in the county at one time be reduced from 8 to 5. Bob Johnson later added he supported fewer sites. Robert Hatch, speaking for his wife and himself, asked the comSee MINING Page 3 

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could center in the township. She asked that industrial mines Continued from Page 2 be limited to two per townmission to consider the effect ship. Several people asked the this sand production and its use commission to limit the concencould have on future genera- tration of the industrial mines tions. He compared the effect of including Vern Crowson, Pilot hydro fracturing on the earth’s Mound, Pete Keith of Holt crust to that of termites to the township, Bonita Underbakke, foundation of a house. Hatch and Roy House, Pilot Mound. maintained, “Some of us hold Paul Leduc, Pilot Mound townvalues that transcend money.” ship, implored the commission George Spangler, as chairman to add one sentence to the ordiof the board of directors of the nance that puts a two-mine limit National Trout Center, spoke per township. He maintained to his concern that ground or it is best to err on the side of surface mining could change the safety and for neighborly relathermal regime of trout streams tions. Applause from many folaffecting trout viability. He lowed his remarks. Underbakke asked that there be no washing maintained it would be prudent or processing of sand at the to have air monitors required to mining sites (736 does prohibit maintain good air quality. this). Spangler also asked that Rita Leduc suggested industhe CUP be reviewed by the trial mining be prohibited where regulatory agency providing the there is 65 Crop Equivalency standard. Rating (CER) or more to protect Beth Crowson said the Crow- food producing land. son family has lived in Pilot Jane Peck, Carrolton townMound township for about 100 ship, stated that her preference years. Her main concern was was an outright ban on this kind the density of the mines which of mining, but asked that they


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be limited to four in the county. She referred to sand mining as a “boom and bust” industry. Commission Discussion on 736 The two most requested changes of the proposed draft ordinance being discussed included a stricter limit on the number of active mines in the county and a limit of two in any one township. Commission member Jim Keune said he liked the idea of restricting active mines to two per township. He added that he was agreeable to a limit of four or five mines at one time in the


county, saying it can always be raised at a later date to eight. Keune suggested they need to learn a little bit first. He also thought it might be prudent to limit operation to five days per week, citing tourism as the reason. Chairman Gary Ruskell said they could leave it at eight with two per township, adding half of the townships will not be affected. Sand is a commodity and prices are based on demand. Commission member Duane Bakke maintained that townships have their own zoning authority and they are free to

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make an ordinance more restrictive than the county. He said he understood the angst of the Pilot Mound residents, maintaining they can limit the number of mines. Bakke said he was alright with a limit of five active mines at one time in the county. He added individual permitting can take into account other concerns like operating hours. Graves suggested if townships want to place stricter limits they should have comprehensive plans in place and a zoning map. See MINING Page 10 

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C ommentary Right outside your door By Eric Leitzen By the time you read this, you’ll most likely be nursing distended tummies following Thanksgiving… and isn’t it great? It’s a tradition that stretches back longer than there have even been Eric Leitzen traditions to speak of: lots of food, fun, and frolic, all simply to say “hey, it’s pretty great to be alive.” After the last few years, I’m sure plenty of people could use the simple and small comfort that comes from a little pumpkin pie and cozy sense of being. No doubt, it’s been a pretty crazy time; some of you reading can probably vouch for that more than I can. In a way, I was pretty lucky: sure, I graduated into a quagmire of uncertainty, insolvency and general bad-feeling… but I still have broad shoulders and a strong back. I can be on my feet for hours at a time, toting barges, lifting bales, et cetera, and I understand that I’m at the bottom of the totem pole, here. A different time, a different place, I would have been able to start off as a teacher in some homey little Midwestern burg, but I can at least accept that times are tough and I have to grit my teeth a little. When you’re born into a crisis, so to speak, it’s easier to adapt than someone who saw their good times and good feeling vanish in a puff of smoke. So, I’ve managed to stave if off for a few paragraphs, but here comes the post-Thanksgiving buzzkill and Holiday downer that you see trotted out every year: in this time of giving thanks, remember to be thankful for what you have, and take a moment to consider those who

are less fortunate. You’ve heard it. I’ve heard it, anyone who has been to a kindergarten pageant has heard it. It’s an easy issue to throw out there so you can seem sincere and somewhat justify your consumption of a metric ton of green bean casserole, and that’s the problem: it is easy. Too easy. And, therefore, easy to dismiss. “Sure,” you can say, “let’s all take a moment to bow our heads and think about those starving in (insert nation/continent/principality here).” That’s too easy. It’s too easy to think about someone who’s far away in a strange land with a strange language and strange customs. It’s too easy to think, in our small-town Midwestern sensibilities, of the huddled masses pushing shopping carts in New York City. That’s a thousand miles away, probably a different race, possibly a different religion. In a word: alien to us. Instead of paying lip service to some vaguely defined problem which exists anywhere from half a world to several worlds away, let’s use the prevailing spirit of the day to breathe some new life into this tired, tired old chestnut of guilt and admonishment. Jobs. When you hear that word, what do you think of now? Probably all the overheated rhetoric in Washington about this plan and that cliff and this doom or gloom. Instead of moving it far away and making it alien, bring it to Minnesota, bring it to Wisconsin, bring it to Iowa. Think to yourself of the people you know looking for work, or who are working jobs that don’t pay enough or are so far below their training that it’s almost laughable. Think to yourself how many “for sale” signs you see on your street or in town, during your morning commute… and try to remember now many fewer signs you saw ten years ago. Think of

Letter about ...RushfordPeterson Referendum To the Editor, We are writing to inform people about the upcoming referendum for Rushford-Peterson residents on Wednesday, December 19 from 11–8 pm in the Rushford-Peterson High School lobby. The request is for $15 million to build a new EC-5 building and refurbish the R-P elementary. The “Vote Yes” Committee requests support for this initiative for many reasons. •Today’s low construction costs and interest rates make it a prudent time to build. •This can also be a boom to the local economy as local businesses will be asked to bid on the construction project. •Long term, the District will need to invest $10-12 million into the existing R-P High School building and $1.7 mil-

lion into the Middle School facility. Investments in these buildings will only act as a temporary solution because the buildings’ age will continue to present new problems. Some of the advantages of a new EC-5 facility will include: •Better air quality; •Safer Location (current location is located on main highway); •Use of 21st century education spaces, while maximizing the use of technology; •Lower maintenance, utility and transportation costs; •Major improvement in green space for our younger children; •One step closer to the long term plan of having the high school, middle school, and elementary school all on one site. •The last investment in R-P facilities was 43 years ago! Most

trying to live on twenty-nine dollars a week for food, like those on government assistance are given. This isn’t a problem far away and out of sight, this is a problem right here, right next door, maybe right in your own home. When I drive to work every night at one in the morning, a job where I use my college degree for unskilled labor, I pass countless houses…nice houses, some with nice cars out front. And I look at my car with half the bumper missing and the taped up window and my rental home and the thousands of dollars in student loans that my wife and I have to pay back… and I often wonder about those people in their nice houses. I wonder if they know just how good they have it to be sleeping peacefully on little patch of Earth that is all theirs. I wonder if they give thanks and, more importantly, if they will realize exactly how good they have it right now, how lucky they were to be able to afford those houses and cars. I know it’s easy to let my heart bleed here and weep for the children and the poor wretches of the world, and wish I had more I could do, or give. But I can write this, and have you read it, and maybe the next time you gas up or buy a pair of pants and the cashier asks if you could donate a dollar, you think a little of that cute little girl down the street and how her parents are having trouble keeping her fed, and you give that dollar. Lord knows I love a Whopper now and then, but it really wouldn’t kill me to cut back on the onion rings and help out someone in need. I’m lucky, I can still afford a Whopper if I want one, and I can afford to give thanks for what I have by helping someone else.

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districts pass a referendum every 10 years. •The local businesses and economy will benefit from a strong school district. •The tax impact for the majority of residents with homesteads in our district will be less than or equal to the cost of a bottle of soda per day. Please attend one of the two informational meetings for the public, November 26, 2012, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at the Middle School in Peterson, or December 10, 2012, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Elementary Cafeteria. You can also visit our website at Our kids deserve better, our community deserves better. Please come out and vote YES. Robin Honken Rushford-Peterson Vote Yes Committee

Letter about tax reform To the Editor, FIX IT RIGHT. I have been an appliance repairman for 40 years. My natural inclination is to fix things. As I look at the state of national affairs today, nothing seems to be working right. One hardly knows where to begin the repair. May I suggest tax reform? The income tax discourages investment and productivity. It penalizes exporters who must add the cost of taxes into the price of everything they export. People with high incomes are leaving the United States in droves to avoid income taxes. Working people have up to 25 percent of their income confiscated before they even get their paychecks. The IRS intrudes into our private affairs. We waste hundreds of billions of dollars and millions of hours every year, in compliance costs. People who are not entitled defraud the system for undeserved refunds. Hundreds of billions in revenue from the underground economy and tax cheating is left on the table. The FairTax changes everything. Because it is a tax on consumption, it sidesteps that entire list of evils associated with the income tax. The FairTax however goes beyond mere reform. Sometimes when I am called upon to repair an appliance, the cost exceeds the value of the unit in question. That’s what’s happening with the income tax today. The income tax cannot be repaired. It must be replaced. Of all the plans being discussed on Capitol Hill, only the FairTax can bring the kind of fundamental and comprehensive change that will allow for a permanent fix. David Boone Houston, MN


On the front page of the November 19, 2012, edition of the Fillmore County Journal, the caption under the photo should have read: Several members of the Empty Bowls Committee. Pictured from left to right: Marietta Dennstedt, Maureen Gervais, Ann Johannessen, Jeff Milne, Carol Beastrom, Kay Himlie, and JoAnne Runkel. Seated is Diana Sattler.

Government this week • Monday, Nov. 26, Chatfield City Council, Chatfield City Hall, 7:00 p.m. • Monday, Nov. 26, Rushford City Council, Rushford City Hall, 6:30 p.m. • Monday, Nov. 26, Spring Valley City Council, Spring Valley City Hall, 6:00 p.m. • Tuesday, Nov. 27, Fillmore County Commissioners, Courthouse, 9am. • Tuesday, Nov. 27, Fillmore Central School Board, 6:30pm. Schedule subject to change.

Letter about presidential election To the Editor, Well, it seems that catchy slogans and childish slanders have won over the United States again. We should all be very concerned about this country’s future. Given our current financial status, one would think Republicans and Democrats alike could put their egos aside and think about what’s best for our future; more importantly, the next generations to come. President Obama runs a campaign very well, if only he could run our country likewise. As I watched election night, most main stream news stations made the call that the President would be re-elected. Live feeds across the country showed people cheering and shedding tears of joy as if their savior had come. But it seemed they failed to realize it was their “savior” who increased the national debt by forty-four percent, the unemployment rate by ten percent, and college tuition by twenty-five percent. That list goes on. It’s fairly common to point the finger at the Bush administration, which may be a contributor, but the fact is, under our current President, our economy is spiralling out of control. I am very aware that people are strong in their beliefs, which is a good thing. However, as responsible, informed voters, we need to look at the big picture. Is re-electing someone who shares the same views as you on petty issues worth driving this country off the fiscal cliff? Next time around I encourage you to elect a president who will take strides forward, not backward, to secure the future of the United States of America. Ben Peterson Chatfield, MN

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C ommentary How the district is misleading us with the proposed school funding By Brett Kues Hello, my name is Brett Kues, and I must confess, I am confused about how to vote for the school tax levy. Perhaps it is because I have only lived here a few years or possibly because all my life, neither my education nor my logic prepared me Brett Kues for how well the so-called leaders in Rushford can muddle simple decisions. What confuses me now is why there is, and how to vote on the Dec 19th ballot asking citizens to spend 15 million dollars to build a new school to house 300 students. I was not here for the flood, but I know most of the citizens including my wife and family, who were. I know many personally who had to take new mortgages on houses they paid for once just to stay in a town they loved. A town where its leaders have lost their memory and seem to think they can build anything they want on a whim and just charge it to its already strained citizens. I could not figure out how the school could possibly plan to spend $15 million to build a school, so I reread the sample ballot. Here is the wording to pay close attention to: [The money will be used] “for the purpose of providing funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including to provide funds for the construction of a new Early Childhood5th Grade Center.” I think the school district, which can’t seem to balance its budget, is trying to get us to pay for its mismanagement and poor self control. The wording, while cleverly written, is basically telling us they are going to borrow up to $15 million to fund lots of things including, but not limited to a new school. This is where my conservative nature and mistrust of our leaders kicks in. First, I do not like being misled, and second I do like to know where, if approved, every penny is

going to be spent. The artistically-colored referendum brochure does a great job of the first, and a terrible job of the latter. Since I moved here, I have heard several ideas put forth to utilize a small piece of property bought by the school district. Every idea put forth in the past came up short because there simply was not enough room on the property, or enough funding, usually both reasons presented an insurmountable obstacle. This is what confuses me. The same obstacles are still present. The school just found a way to word things differently. Since there is no way to utilize the property fully and accomplish the districts stated goal of having all the facilities on the same property, they have decided to mislead the public and say they are going to accomplish the project in phases. My guess is, after phase one, they will “discover” that Phase two is not possible and look for other properties to build a middle school and high school. I beg you not to trust what the district is saying. They already know the next phases are impossible, and are intentionally misleading us. As proof I refer you to the State guidelines that the school must know about. According to the Minnesota Department of Education, Facilities and Organization department; “A K-12 school requires 35-40 acres plus 1 additional acre for each 100 students of estimated student enrollment and community use/partnership program capacity, including possible additions.” Even the loosest interpretation of these guidelines will tell us if the district wants to combine all three schools on one property, they will need well over 40 acres. The current property is not even close to large enough. The project is doomed before it starts. While I applaud the facilities task force for trying to work with the property they got stuck with, I condemn them for not recognizing the high probability that in the long term, spending $15 million to complete 1/3rd of the project on a property

that is physically too small for it is a bigger mistake than buying the property in the first place. Where I grew up, there was no shame in making a mistake; the shame came from not correcting it. Our school district seems determined to move forward with this mistake and compound it. The planned funding also confuses me, but before I discuss it, let me remind you about the people who are asking us for $15 million. These are the people who admit to screwing up their selftitled “plan A” by missing the state bid and losing an opportunity to earn a piece of the state’s $47.5 million dollar grant. My guess is they knew they would be rejected based on the size of the property, and chose to just move straight to Plan B. Their “plan B” is to mislead the public and have us fund the entire project that they hope to complete in 5-7 years. I do not trust the abilities of these people to handle this project efficiently and effectively. If you are still confused, consider this.

Letter about R-P referendum To the Editor, PLEASE VOTE YES FOR OUR CHILDREN Hillary Clinton once said, “It takes a village to raise a child!” What an insightful statement. As adults, we all know it does take a community to raise our children and build a bright future for them. This includes an educational facility that is up-to-date with green spaces, expansion of technology, with a safe environment, and a place that we, as a community, can be proud of endorsing. The last time a school referendum passed, I was not old enough to vote. But my parents voted “YES” to provide their

children with a place to secure an education. This was a time when I know they made sacrifices in their own lives to pay the extra taxes. Now it is time for me to contribute to my grandchildren. When the initial school was built, my great-great-grandparents voted to build this fortress for future generations. Thus it still stands and has been an institution where past and current students have received excellent educations and many memories were established. But it has stood far beyond its life expectancy. The State Fire Marshall has been allowing the RushfordPeterson school district time

to correct several fire hazards. They could potentially close our “halls of ivy” if something is not done soon. Do you want your children or grandchildren riding buses to Lewiston, Harmony, Houston, or Lanesboro schools? I challenge every tax payer in this district to take advantage of the upcoming open houses in Rushford and Peterson to see where our children are spending the majority of their time. Please help us build for future generations to come, show our children we support their education and vote “YES” on the December 19, 2012, referendum. Sharon Rustad Rushford, MN

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According to the national averages, a new elementary should cost between $6.5 and $7 million. Our district wants to spend over double the national average. I remind you that for only Phase 1, they are requiring us to agree to a $269 tax increase for the average home in the area. Personally, I think the estimate is low, and the actual increase will be much higher. I have no reason to think this other than every other project the town has been involved in since the flood has turned out to be flawed in price or practice or both. However, for now I will accept the numbers they submitted. What confuses me is how they plan to fund the remaining Phases? Here is how I see it: to complete construction on a seven million dollar elementary school, 1/3 of the project, they plan to spend $15 million, so by my account they plan to spend approximately $45 million for the entire proj-

ect, and they plan to do it in 5-7 years, where does the money come from? It seems to me that the entire project would mean an additional levy of over $800/ yr for the average household, and that’s if they come in at or under budget. Now that you have some facts to digest, do you trust the district to manage this efficiently? I do not. They can’t operate inside their current budget, and want to borrow $15 million to build a $7 million school. They have shown a willingness to mislead us, and should not be trusted. The colorful brochure tells us that we need to “invest in our children’s future.” This also confuses me. I may be naïve, but I measure a school by its academics and not its facilities. My kids went to an elementary school that on its centennial was accredited as a presidential blue ribbon school. When I chose the school (which is so barbaric it does not even have air conditioning), I chose it because of its academic prowess, and state ranking. The $ / Student Sq. Ft. / student $23,360 125.0 age of the facility (over 100 yrs) never entered my decision process. Families considering a move to this area look at property taxes and the districts academic ranking, not age of the school. I would submit that having a community with high property taxes, and a school with an average state ranking (there are 228 schools in the state that rank higher, and several in the area) would do more to keep our community from

growing than a shiny new school would do to draw families and business. The district is also saying that building a new elementary school will improve student safety and security, and save commute time. Imagine how silly I feel, I haven’t even heard about or know anyone who can remember an accident at the school. I did not even know there was a safety problem. As for the claim about saving travel time, according to Google Maps, it is around four miles to Peterson; Winona Senior and Middle schools are that far apart in the same town. So the argument about operational efficiency is fancy wording that means little. The school’s handout also says building a new facility will reduce traffic at the current site. How does this happen? If you replace the elementary kids with middle school kids, does that not even it back out? I am not an educator, but in math class in the 2nd grade, I was taught that if you subtracted an amount from a number, then added the same amount back to it, you ended up with the original number. The traffic around the current school will not decrease, and there will certainly be a large increase on Eiken Dr, so where is the decrease? It’s in Peterson that’s where... Maybe that’s why I am confused, the brochure makes it sound like trusting $15-45 million to our leaders is a good idea, but after giving it a close scrutiny, it is clearly a really bad plan. Wow, my confusion is gone. I am voting No.



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Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro, with Rev. Kerry Eversole officiating. Burial was in the Lanesboro Cemetery. Harvey Berge Harvey Benjamin Berge, 95, Johnson-Riley Funeral Home of Stewartville, died Saturday, in Lanesboro was in charge of Nov. 17, 2012, at the Stewart- arrangements. ville Care Center where he has Roy M. Fitch resided since February 2011. Harvey was born July 2, 1917, Roy M. Fitch, age 90, World in Lanesboro, to Henry O. and War II veteran, from Mabel, Betsy O. (Ramsey) Berge. He Minnesota, died Friday, Novemattended school in Lanesboro. ber 16, 2012, at the Green Lea On June 27, 1942, he mar- Manor Nursing Home in Mabel. ried Verna Hildestad in Peter- No services are planned. Memoson. Harvey was a farmer. He rials are preferred to Heartland also worked at the Lanesboro Hospice. Creamery and as a custodian for Mengis Funeral Home in the public schools and US Post Mabel handled arrangements. Office. Verna was a waitress at Adrian Lavern Knox the Root Beer Stand and the Adrian Lavern Knox, age 92, White Front Cafe. He was a member of Bethle- of Harmony, Minnesota, formerhem Lutheran Church, and Har- ly of rural Burr Oak, Iowa, died vey loved to work, play cards and Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at Harmony Community Healthdice. He is survived by his wife, care. Verna of Stewartville; one son, Adrian was born November Larry (Barbara) of Chatfield; 21, 1919, at home on the original two daughters, Vernelle (Robert) homestead in Burr Oak TownSchaub of Rochester and Bonnie ship in Winneshiek County, (Victor) Ramsey of Rochester; Iowa to R. Emmett and Anna eight grandchildren; 11 great- (Mullaney) Knox. grandchildren; one brother, Cur- Adrian attended the Number tis (Arlene) of Shakopee; and a 7 Burr Oak Country School sister-in-law, Jeanette Berge of through 8th grade and graduated from the Canton High School in Lanesboro. He was preceded in death by Canton, Minnesota. He served his parents, three brothers and in the Army Air Corps during World War II. After returning four sisters. The funeral service was held from the War, he moved back Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at to the farm where he lived and

farmed with his two brothers, and best friends, Leo and Harold. They were known locally as “The Boys.” He was a member of the Assumption Catholic Church in Canton and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Adrian enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling the world, tinkering with farm machinery, and playing cards. Adrian is survived by his loving sister, Marjorie Horihan of Lanesboro, Minnesota; 20 nieces and nephews, and several great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers Harold, Leo, John, Richard and Roger; two nephews, a niece and a great niece. Funeral Mass was Saturday, November 24, 2012, at the Assumption Catholic Church in Canton, Minnesota with Father Shawn Haremza officiating. Burial was in the St. Agnes Catholic Cemetery, Plymouth Rock, Cresco, Iowa with military honors from the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Call the FCJ at 507-765-2151 to advertise or offer news tips! 1946, Paul married Alice “Marge” Molda at Trinity Lutheran Church in Roche ster. He was a veteran of the US Air Force, proudly serving his country during Paul Kreter WWII. Paul was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church for 65 years and a member of the American Legion Post 92 in Rochester. Paul worked as a contractor for many years, building many of the homes in Rochester. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and being active in church. Paul also loved planes and attending air shows. Above all, Paul

loved spending time and making memories with his family. Paul is survived by his two sons, Daniel (Jeanne) KreterKillian of San Francisco, CA, and Leigh (Dianna) Kreter of Harmony; eleven grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren and one brother, Robert (Elaine) Kreter of Rochester. Paul was preceded in death by his loving wife of 66 years, Marge; parents, Emil and Mabel; sister, Mildred Lubahn and brother, Garfield Kreter. A funeral service was held Monday, November 26, 2012, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Rochester with the Rev. Joel Haak officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery. See OBITUARIES Page 9 

Paul J. Kreter Paul J. Kreter, 92, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2012, at his home. Paul was born November 3, 1920, in Rochester to Emil and Mabel (Matson) Kreter. Paul was a graduate of Rochester High School. On October 12,

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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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Mavis Severson Mavis Severson, 89, of Chatfield, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, where she had resided since Jan, 3, 2008. Mavis Finseth was born May 13, 1923, in Fountain, to Justin and Ida Rose (Skrukrud) Finseth. On Dec. 25, 1944, she married Chester R. Severson in Fountain. He passed away Oct. 11, 2006. Mavis was a homemaker. She was a member of Root Prairie Lutheran Church, the Ladies Aid and was a Sunday School teacher. She enjoyed holiday baking, dancing with her husband, working with her garden and flowers and spend-

ing time with family. She is survived by two sons, Dennis (Cheryl) of Fountain and Larry (Nancy) of Fountain; a daughter, Deanne (Greg) Johnson of Winona; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and five great-greatgrandchildren. She is also survived by four brothers, Arnold (Elizabeth) Finseth of Modesto, Calif., Dean (Carol) Finseth of Chatfield, Orvis Finseth of Chatfield and Dale (Beverly) Finseth of Fountain. Mavis was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, grandaughter, a great-grandson, three sisters and two brothers. The funeral service for Mavis was held Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at Root Prairie Lutheran Church, in rural Fountain, with Rev. Paul Forde officiat-

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Albert Lea; a nephew, Gregory Pehrson and a niece, Crystal Pehrson (Johnson). A memorial service was held at Bethlehem Lutheran Chruch in Lanesboro, Tuesday, Nov. 20, with Rev. Kerry Eversole officiating. Military rites will be performed by the American Legion Post #40 after the service in the church. There will be a private burial at a later date at the Union Prairie Lutheran Cemetery in rural Lanesboro. Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro was in charge of arrangements.

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I did a will years ago and need to Jennifer A gumbel Attorney make changes. How do I do that? If you’re looking at a will that’s a few years old, you might see things you want to change. The natural inclination is to scratch what no longer makes sense and write in a new direction. This is not permitted in Minnesota. How is a probate judge supposed to know that someone else didn’t find your will and scratch out the parts they didn’t like? In order to be recognized, changes must be done in the same way the will was done in the first place, most importantly by having two disinterested people witness the change. One option is a codicil, or amendment, to the will. This works well for straight forward changes like changing who serves as personal representative. If there are a lot of changes to be made or if you don’t want interested people to later on find out you made a change, you should consider doing a brand new will. If your old will doesn’t reflect your current intent, speak with a licensed attorney to make sure your changes are recognized.

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Before we know it, snow and ice will make driving more treacherous. What kind of vehicle is best for winter driving? needless to say a 4x4 or all wheel drive (AWD) will get around the best, but as with most 4x4’s you will suffer a loss of gas mileage plus the extra cost of the AWD’s. Front wheel drive vehicles get around generally well in the winter elements, so maybe a sedan or mini-van is a good choice. there are very few rear wheel drive (rWD) vehicles produced by the car companies with the latest casualty the Ford Crown Victoria & its sister car the mercury grand marquis. i am maybe showing my age but i remember when most vehicles were rWD and we got around just fine. As the common theme lately, when you are considering a vehicle please take into consideration all your needs.

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Jeff Christian When i try to start my engine, i hear a clicking sound but nothing happens. do i need a new starter? Maybe, but the only way to know for sure is to check out the battery, solenoid and starter. If you hear a clicking noise, it means voltage is getting through to the solenoid. But there may not be enough voltage to spin the starter. So start with the battery and cables. Is the battery at full charge? Are the battery cables clean and tight? Be sure to check both ends. Are the other electrical connections at the solenoid and starter clean and tight? It doesn’t take much corrosion to choke off the flow of amps to the starter. Next, check the wiring connections on the solenoid and starter. Are they clean and tight? Also check the solenoid ground connection or its mounting. Rust or corrosion here can interfere with the flow of amps too. Try bypassing the solenoid to see if the starter spins. If it spins, the problem is excessive resistance in the solenoid. Replace the solenoid. If the starter doesn’t spin, or turns very slowly, however, the starter is dragging and needs to be replaced. Come to Brown Tire and we will check things out for you and have your vehicle starting at a turn of the key.

Winter Berry Plants for Birds Invite flocks to your backyard ‘by Design’ with fruit-bearing trees, shrubs, and groundcovers in your landscape. Feeding birds comes naturally with trees and shrubs with nutritious berries. They create a beautiful display with their fall colors and fruits add sparkle to your landscape. Handsome shrubs, the Viburnum and Chokeberry, have white springtime flowers, leaves that turn bright colors in autumn, and red and black fall berries. Brown Thrashers, Cedar Waxwings, and other birds feast on the long-lasting fruits, which serve birds well in tough winters. Downy Woodpeckers, Brown Thrashers, Eastern Bluebirds, and many other backyard birds are attracted to the dark fruits of the ornamental Pagoda Dogwood. These are also native to North America. Winterberry often goes unnoticed in a summer garden, but they stop traffic when the leaves drop in autumn and the berries ripen.



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Misconception #4: indoor air quality is not a problem at my house. Not true. All houses have indoor air quality problems, they just differ in severity. All houses have some problems with dust. It is usually most noticeable right after you’ve dusted or when company is coming over. In the springtime, pollen can be a big problem. And if you have pets, there’s pet hair and dander that get in your air. There are also fumes from painting, hair spray, cooking, and who knows what else. Plastic in your house is always giving off molecules as it sets up. If you have allergies, all these problems feel amplified by your sneezing and runny nose. All houses have indoor air pollution, some are just worse than others.

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Fillmore County Sports Football players of the year By Paul Trende Football in Fillmore County in 2012 wasn’t quite as good as volleyball. Just three of the six teams (versus four) came out with winning records. The Chatfield Gophers essentially fulfilled the promise they showed ever since the end of last season. They were the county’s headliner. Finishing with a record of 9-2, the Gophs were 9-0 versus all teams not nicknamed Warriors. Their 6-0 loss to Caledonia was one of the Warriors few nail-biters enroot to another Class AA state championship game. The Rushford-Peterson Trojans had the most impressive turnaround by any team, going from 2-7 to a highly competitive 6-4. They also played Caledonia (lost 15-7), as well as Class A state finalist Faribault B.A. (lost 14-7), tough. The Lanesboro Burros also finished above .500 (6-4), with Mabel-Canton (3-5), Fillmore Central (2-7), and Kingsland (1-8) having their struggles. There wasn’t a shortage of good players on those teams. Here are, the 2012 Fillmore County Sports Football Players of the Year. In Lanesboro, one only need to say one name; Niko. Announcers called it a lot in Burro games. Niko Anderson (5’9” 185-pound junior RB/DE) was the Burros one-man offensive gang. The young man with an already extensive two-year

varsity career added a splendid year #3 in 2012. He added to his 9-man gridiron reputation. Lanesboro scored 52 TDs on the season. Anderson had 33 of them. He was the horse the Burro ground-game was latched Niko Anderson to, racking up Lanesboro 1,914 yards on 240 carries (8.0 per), including 30 rushing TDs. He added TDs each via reception, interception return, and kickoff return. The shifty and durable Anderson amassed over 30 carries in a game four times, amassed 200 or more yards rushing six times, and scored four or more (total) TDs in a game five times. Included was a 300-plus yard rushing game versus Lyle/Pacelli and a 7-total-TD effort versus LeRoyOstrander in an opening round play-off game. Defensively, he finished 4th on the team in tackles, recorded three sacks (a safety), three interceptions, while also doing a lot of work on kick-off returns, and doing almost all of the punting. He was, as made famous by The Matrix movies, Mr. Anderson, or the Burros ‘chosen one.’ For the Chatfield Gophers, Jake Neis (5’10” 170-pound junior TB/

CB Chatfield) wasn’t necessarily the ‘chosen one.’ He was just the one who seemingly got Chatfield the big play when they needed it (or otherwise). Ankle-breaking Jake was the quick, agile, and speedy straw that stirred the Chatfield Gopher multipronged wishbone groundand-pound drink. Coming Jake Neis off a breakout Chatfield sophomore year that twice saw Neis go for 250-yards-plus, 2012 saw Jake be the definition of consistent (excluding games against Caledonia). Jake rushed for over 100 yards in six of 11 games while going over 100 total yards (rushing and receiving) in two more (8 of 11). All told, Neis only finished with less than 75 yards of offense in a game once. He scored TDs in every game his team scored TDs (the nine not against Caledonia). He finished with just shy of 1,400 yards total offense (1,229 rushing, which led the 3-Rivers), 15 total offensive TDs, plus a 16th TD on one of his three interceptions. He was the best offensive player in the 3-Rivers South. His efforts were pivotal in putting the Chatfield Gophers in the Class AA top 10 mid-season, where they stayed until the end. A junior, 3-Rivers foes will get another

season of Mr. Neis being not so nice to deal with. They’ll get another season of the Gophers being ranked in state. In Mabel, the M-C football program endured a transition year. They lost a lot off a 6-4 2011 squad, and thus had a lot of spots to fill with few bodies (20 players out 9 thru 12, Hunter Johnson with only one Mabel-Canton senior). Junior Hunter Johnson (6’0” 170-pound RB/LB) was one player who filled one of those roles, quite effectively. Manning the full-

back position (as opposed to teammate Noah Manning who manned the tailback spot) in M-C’s Wing-T offense, Johnson ran a lot of traps and dives, and ran a lot into the clear. Through eight regular season games, Johnson amassed just short of 1,400 yards with 20 TD’s. He finished the year with over 1,500 yards Dan Gatzke Fillmore and 20-plus Central TD’s (all on the ground). Johnson only once was denied of the century mark rushSee SPORTS Page 15 

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ing (versus stout state-ranked Spring Grove). On six occasions he eclipsed 150 yards in a game including a career 275-yard effort versus LeRoyOstrander. Johnson was only once held out of the end zone too, while scoring four times in a game three times. Weeks 3-6, he was at his best, notching 15 TD’s and averaging over 200 yards per game. Heading into next year, there won’t a transition for M-C football. The Cougar Wing-T running game will have Johnson’s talents to rely on. On Fillmore Central’s 2011 football team, Dan Gatzke was a 6’3” 164-pound valuable starting junior linebacker on a very good senior dominant team. On offense, he barely played. In 2012, Gatzke (6’2’ 194-pound senior LB/FB) transitioned into the Falcons most valuable weapon, the one guy FC could rely on to make big plays. FC won just a pair of games, but that certainly couldn’t be put on Gatzke. The shimmying, rumbling running back began the season by sharing carries (lead blocking) out of the backfield. By mid-season, there wasn’t a whole lot of sharing/lead blocking going on. Gatzke carried the load, racking over 100 yards total offense each in week’s 5-8 (games versus Chatfield, Kingsland, R-P, and Southland) with 8 total TD’s, all while opposing teams knew he was the one FC guy to stop. Included in that was a 183-yard 4 TD performance versus Kingsland. On the season, Dan finished just shy of 1,000 total yards (769 rushing, 158 receiving, both of which led the Falcons) with 10 (7 rushing, 3 receiving) of FC’s 15 total TD’s. He was also the team’s third leading tackler on defense. FC got beat more often than they wanted, but Gatzke ‘got him some’ more than opponents would’ve liked. It might be scary in a year or two, when R-P’s Alex Vix (5’9” 155pound sophomore WR/RB/CB) and Cole Kingsley (5’10” 150-pound sophomore WR/RB/S) become the focus of of R-P’s offense. In 2012, they weren’t necessarily, but they still left their mark big time. Moved around munificently, each from RB to WR, the duo didn’t just make big plays and score TDs for the Trojans, it just seemed that way. Vix finished the year with 10 TDs, the Trojan leader in that category. He was mostly a WR (22 receptions, 389 yards, 6 TDs), but also came out of the backfield (24 carries, 156, 3 TDs). His 10th score came via a kick-off return. Kingsley was similarly everywhere, even more so than Vix. The supersoph led R-P with 1,135 all-purpose yards, getting some through the air (23 receptions, 426 yards, 4 TD’s), some on kick-off return (334 yards), some on punt return (311 yards, TD), and a smidgen out of the backfield (13 carries, 64 yards, TD). Not included in that was Kingsley most impressive stat. In eleven games the speedy ball-hawking safety sniped 9 opposing quarterback throws, bringing two back for TD’s. He was also the Trojans third leading tackler. All told, the (likely) 15-year-old duo

accounted for 17 R-P scores. It’ll be scary, when both are 17 (seniors), to see how many times they find the end zone (to see where they lead R-P). R-P wasn’t just a sophomore show. Zach Boehmke (5’10” 175pound senior RB/LB) was one of the Trojan’s primary ball carriers. Amidst a ‘tailback-by-committee’ attack, Boehmke was pretty much ‘the chairman’. He led the green and gold with 564 rushing yards and 5 TDs (on 90 carries for an impressive 6.3 per average). He added a little over 100 receiving yards while also completing a halfback pass for a TD versus Fillmore Central in the regular season. His best rushing game came against state ranked Chatfield (15 carries, 145 yards, TD). Like teammate Kingsley, Boehmke’s most flashy statistic related to interceptions. Zach had three picks, and all three were returned for TD’s, one against Onalaska-Luther, one against Kingsland, and one against Southland (for the game’s deciding score). Zach was also R-P’s second leading tackler. •Justin Viss (6’2” 215-pound senior, Chatfield): the bruising senior’s final high school year was unfortunately marred too much by injury. Viss missed time, or wasn’t 100 percent, due to groin and knee injuries. He still was the 3-Rivers South’s most imposing defensive player. He still amassed 438 rushing yards and accounted for 5 rushing TD’s. His best effort was saved for the play-off’s, a 21-carry 150-yard, TD-effort in a big ranked-versusranked section semifinal win over Lewiston-Altura. •Nate Skare (6’2” 195-pound junior, Chatfield): gave the Gophers enough of a passing threat (around 800 yards, 9 TD’s, 7 INT’s), and enough of a running threat from the QB position (almost 200 yards, 5 TD’s), to make Neis, Viss, and the rest of Chatfield’s back-field, Chatfield’s offense, that much better. Special teams play was also of note; kicked 22 PAT’s, 3 field goals while booming the occasional monster punt (averaged 37.5 per kick which led the 3-Rivers). •Jayme LaPlante (6’3” 210pound junior LB/TE Chatfield): was the second (Viss) of Chatfield’s imposing linebackers, which, with the rest of the Gopher defense allowed 12 points per game. LaPlante also led the Gophers in receiving with 14 receptions for 283 yards and 4 total TD’s (2 rushing, 2 receiving). •Marshall Oeltjen (6’2” 210pound senior RB/LB Kingsland): the under-manned Knights big work-horse, Oeltjen led Kingsland in carries (167), rushing yards (617), and rushing TD’s (6) while also spearheading the Knight defense with 8 tackles behind the line of scrimmage, 3 fumble recoveries, and an interception. •Isaac Freese (6’3” 200-pound, senior DE/TE Lanesboro): was the Burros defensive one-man gang, leading the team with 138 tackles and registering an eye-opening 15 sacks. Also added a pick-six TD and a receiving TD plus a trio of receiving 2-point conversions.

Mehus said the ability of students to use their phone camContinued from Page 1 eras has increased the membertography Club leader as well as ship of the Photography Club. running the club at the school. “The picture quality on some “We are working on improv- of the phones is getting really ing our photography,” explained good,” said Mehus. Mehus. “We talk about some of Mehus maintains displays of the rules, like horizon lines and student photos in the hallways lighting. But we also talk about of the school, and rotates them when it’s okay to break the on a regular basis. She recently rules.” sent more than 90 student picThe The one rule of taking pic- tures to the Post Bulletin, and Minnesota tures in the club that cannot they published several of them be broken is no taking pictures in their reader contribution secthrough a window or wind- tion. The students were very shield. excited to have their work pub-

lished. When Mehus first started the club, she received grant money from local banks and Tri-County Electric. She bought mats for photographs with the money, and it helped to get the club started. Mehus plans to keep the club going as long as there are students interested, and she hopes they get some enjoyment out of it and continue to pursue photography in the future. “We just like to have fun with it,” she said.

WAHS celebrating Christmas with Your annual newspaper tours and concert

old, will perform instrumental Christmas tunes on a variety of instruments. Kathleen Mulhern will offer some special readings, and audience members will be invited to sing Christmas songs. Light refreshments to follow. Free-will offering. Supplemental funds may be provided by West Fillmore Thrivent Branch #31189.


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socialscenes Food For Life By Jade Sexton

Chai tea syrup The holiday season is upon us already, and Thanksgiving has come and gone. I have to actually think seriously now about getting Christmas presents for my kids, who tell me daily different things they are hoping for. Food is a huge focus this time of year, and it is time to indulge now and worry about it later, when January comes and we have nothing else to do. Not only do we indulge in food over the holidays, but also drinks. It’s easy to not think

about the calories, fat, and sugar consumed through all of the wine, cider, beer, hot toddies, soda, hot chocolate, or punch we drink during all of the parties and get-togethers from now through New Year’s Eve. I will do my share of drinking delicious drinks over the holidays. In fact, I am drinking hot apple cider right now, and it’s really hitting the spot. But I have always loved hot drinks. Every morning starts out with two cups of sweet coffee, and I can’t really start my day with-

out it. It’s not just the caffeine I’m addicted to; the warmth and the taste comfort me. I love tea as well, and I own a wide variety of kinds; green, black, oolong, and all different flavors, but chai is my favorite. The warm spicy aroma is perfect, especially when made into a chai latte with warm milk. You can buy your own chai syrup in order to make a latte at home, but that can get expensive. This recipe is easy to make, and saves a lot of money. It also makes for a nice gift, in a glass jar, with instructions on how to prepare it. My daughter, who was upset with me for not putting up Halloween decorations, asked if we could at least decorate for Christmas. “Yes, we can,” I told her. “I promise.” We have a small tree, stockings, and window clings, and

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if something that small makes them so happy, I will happily join in. We have already started watching Christmas movies, so I think an afternoon of putting up the tree, decorating the house, and settling down for some good Christmas movies

sounds like a nice idea. And I think I will make a chai latte so we can smell the spices while we work.

Chai Tea Syrup

3 cups water 3 bags black tea 1 tsp cinnamon Sprinkle of ground cloves ½ tsp ginger 1 bay leaf 3 tbsp vanilla Honey to taste Boil the water in a medium saucepan. Toss in the three tea bags and simmer while stirring. After the tea steeps for a few minutes, add the cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and the bay leaf. The smell in your home will be amazing, I promise. Stir with a wooden spoon until it gets thick. It might take a while, but keep stirring! It’s worth it. Turn off the heat, remove the bay leaf, and add the vanilla. Let it cool, pour into a glass bottle with a top, and store in the refrigerator. Add it to milk of any kind to taste and drink it hot or cold.

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Fillmore County District Court On November 16, 2012, Roger Curtis Rain, 68 of Lanesboro, appeared before Judge Robert Benson at the Fillmore County Courthouse. He was charged with Arson in the 1st DegreeDwelling, which has a maximum penalty of 20 years in jail, $20,000, or both. He was also charged with Arson in the 5th Degree- Sets fire to real or personal property. The charges stem from an inci-

dent on November 13, when the Preston and Lanesboro Fire Departments were called to the scene of a house fire at Rain’s home. Police found Rain at a nearby residence, and he allegedly admitted he started the fire. He was allegedly intoxicated at the time, and was taken to detox. Proceedings are suspended pending a psychological examination. Larry Mark Senne, 42 of

Monday, November 26, 2012 Faribault, appeared before Judge Benson on November 19. He was charged with four counts of Check Forgery- Falsely Endorse, and four counts of Check Forgery- Offer/possess with intent to defraud, both with a maximum penalty of five years, $10,000, or both. Senne allegedly stole checks from a number of different people, and allegedly made false deposits into other’s accounts. Police allegedly found stolen checkbooks and stolen license plates in his home. Senne has three prior convictions for forg-


ery. He was given $5,000 conditional bail and $15,000 unconditional, and his next court appearance is December 3, 2012. Michael James Blum, 26 of Rochester, also appeared before Judge Benson on November 19. He was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, which has a maximum penalty of one year in jail, $3,000, or both. The charges stem from an incident in which he was found alongside the highway with his car, which had run out of gas, and was allegedly intoxicated at the time. He

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posted $12,000 bond, and his next court appearance is December 31, 2012. Samuel A. Slabaugh, 19 of Lanesboro, was charged with Damage to Property in the 1st Degree after an incident in which an Amish man reported that his 1920 Milk Wagon was damaged, and there was a witness who saw it happen. Slabaugh was allegedly part of the group of people who did the damage to the wagon. He was released on $5,000 unconditional bail. His next court appearance is December 3, 2012.

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Monday, November 26, 2012

the accident and location, with the Director of Transportation notifying 911, the district, and Ready Bus Service headquarters. From there, the district will first contact the parents of any children needing transportation for medical attention. Next, the district will contact the parents of students on the bus affected, beginning with the parents of students not yet dropped off, by order of the bus route. Teachers will also be contacted, if warranted, and lastly a press release will be issued to local media. Superintendent Ehler stressed that safety and communication are the priority of the protocol. In such event as a future accident, the district and board believe its critical for parents not to rush to the scene, but rather allow the professionals to do their job safely, as well as to safeguard the students. It is already the policy of Ready Bus Service to not release any student at the scene of an accident, even to a parent or guardian. The next regularly scheduled school board meeting is Monday, December 17, at 5pm, in the high school biology room. Please note the time change. The public is encouraged to attend.

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or not. The ballots must be back at the district office up to the day prior to the election to be counted as a valid vote. Ballots will be opened and verified, but not counted prior to the vote. Further press releases from the district on the referendum and voting will be coming. In other news, the district conducted a recount in the election of the fourth open board seat. First-time board member Taylor Peterson originally won the seat, but the margin of votes between Peterson and Len Strapp was less than 10 and Strapp requested the recount. The recount took place this past Tuesday, in Preston at the Commissioner’s Room of the courthouse. In a narrow result, with the recount yielding four more votes for both candidates, the seat was retained by Taylor Peterson, 918 to 910 votes for Len Strapp. The district has adopted a Bus Accident Communication Protocol in the wake of a rearend collision this past October. The straight-forward protocol calls for the bus driver to report

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Not your ordinary Joe By Barb Jeffers A large benefit was held on Saturday, November 17, 2012, for Joe Rodgers from Lanesboro, Minn. with many activities that occurred throughout the day to benefit Joe and his wife Sue. Joe, who was employed by the City of Lanesboro until his retirement last Spring, has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Large B Cell Lymphoma. His former co-workers and friends wanted to help Joe in any way they could so a benefit was held to help defray his expenses. The benefit was held at the Lanesboro Community Center with many people attending through the day to support Joe. A silent auction was held, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. with many individuals and businesses donating numerous items such as a nights stay at the Scandinavian Inn in

Lanesboro, framed prints, gift baskets, and much more. Various foods and drinks were offered at the benefit for a free will donation which people enjoyed while chatting with other attendees. A bean bag toss competition was also held with many people playing. Bucky Rogers, who is a good friend of Joe’s, made lefse at the benefit and sold it to raise money for the cause. The proceeds from the Lanesboro American Legion fish fry that evening were also donated to Joe and his wife Sue. Joe enjoys playing the card game Huckley Buck, so a tournament was held during the benefit. While playing a game of Huckley Buck during the tournament, Joe said that the whole day was “unbelievable” and stated it was “mindboggling” how many people were

there. He stated that seeing so many people come to the benefit was “awesome.” The day of the benefit was “one of the best days of my life,” Joe stated. It was obvious how much Joe appreciated the events of the day and how much work people had done on his behalf. Vince Jeannette, who donated to the silent auction, said, “Joe is one heck of a guy.” Vince donated and attended the benefit because, “That’s just what you do,” he said. It was clear from the number of people who donated to, worked at, and attended the benefit for Joe Rodgers that he is surely no “ordinary Joe.” For those who were unable to attend the benefit for Joe Rodgers, but would like to help, there has been an account set up at Associated Bank of Lanesboro, Minn. The phone number for Associated Bank is (507) 467-2145.

that focused on reducing bullying and discrimination. In Superintendent Harris’s address to the board, he emphasized donations made to report from the elementary and the district from Irv and Betty By Mitchell Walbridge The Chatfield School Board high school. Principal Ihrke Timms of Stewartville, and met on Monday, November stated that the new reading a donation made in memory 19 with all members present program is working extremely of Bill Stokes who graduated at this regular monthly meet- well with 93 percent of stu- from Chatfield as part of the MONTH ing. In addition to those who dents in the elementary school class of 1961. For 12 Months Harris elaborated After Rebate normally report to the board, reading at or above their grade ENTERTAINMENT on the teacher Packageand principal auditor Alan Anderson was also levels. Also, he described a evaluation projects and how CHANNELS present to present the 2011- reading research program that OVER new140 state legislation has an 2012 district auditor report to lasts a semester where students impact on the process. To end, 2 years savings! develop research skills. Aoftotal the board members. he announced how two proof 42 students in first grade Anderson reported good are expanding within $ $ 25/mo.sixth in 1st yearare AND 10/mo.grams in 2nd year. through grade particinews to the district for anoth-SAVE the district including KnowlDIRECTV require pating andoffers can exit the 24-month supple- agreement. er consecutive year informing All edge Bowl, now available to CALL FOR DETAILS mental program if an adequate them that the district’s general middle Offers end 2/6/13. New approved school students and the met. fund was up a significant mar- level of reading skills are of the Gifted and customers only (leaseprogression required). gin even though the revenues Principal Paulson congratuOther conditions apply.Talented Program. latedDIRECTV the Dealer athletes of ©2012 the DIRECTV. fall The next board meeting will for the past year wereYourdown Local Authorized by about $20,000. Anderson sports season and is looking take place on December 17 complimented the district’s forward to an action-filled at 7:00 p.m. which will also student activities accounts winter sports season. Princi- include the annual Truth in for being well monitored and pal Paulson also described the Taxation hearing. staying steady on a year-by- eighth grade Courage Retreat year basis, an important part of maintaining a positive educational district’s budget. To MONTH For 12 Months conclude his report, Anderson After Rebate ENTERTAINMENT Package announced that the district’s auditor reports that have been OVER 140 CHANNELS submitted to the state this year 2 years of savings! are again adequate to state guidelines. Both Anderson and $ SAVE 25/mo. in 1st year AND $10/mo. in 2nd year. Superintendent Harris thanked All DIRECTV offers require 24-month agreement. the district’s business manager CALL FOR DETAILS Offers end 2/6/13. New approved Karyl Lyon for her dedication customers only (lease required). in keeping the district’s funds Other conditions apply. accurate and in check. ©2012 DIRECTV. Your Local Authorized DIRECTV Dealer Both principals gave a brief

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Journal Writing Project


By Kristina Mengis What if our Founding Fathers had given up on their fight for freedom? People wouldn’t have come here in search of the “American dream.” What if Martin Luther King Jr. Kristina Mengis hadn’t spoken the words “I have a dream…” on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial? What if Henry Ford or the Wright Brothers would have given up on their dreams of innovating transportation? What if Michael Jordan had

stopped playing basketball after being cut from his high school team? All these people have one thing in common: a dream. Every successful person has started with a goal. Whatever someone’s dream may be, small or big, dreams and goals are what keep us motivated and make us strive to do better. We all have them. Maybe they are daily goals or ones that will take a lifetime to accomplish. Some people’s dreams change over time, and other people’s may stay the same as when they were a kid. They may range from curing cancer to playing on your favorite sports team.

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Some people reach high and challenge themselves. When someone tells them no, they use it as a reason to prove that person wrong. Other people let their dreams scare them, or they don’t know where to begin. They let other people convince them that they will never make it. They accept defeat before they have even accepted the challenge. As a kid growing up, I was always told to “chase my dreams; the sky is the limit!” We all know how childhood dreams can sometimes be very far-fetched, but you don’t want to tell a young child that. I dreamed of a rich actress on Broadway or an Olympic gymnast. Some of those dreams now seem impossible or silly. My dreams have changed as I’ve gotten older, but people

aren’t afraid to tell me how challenging they will be or that they won’t happen now. If we all have dreams, why do we put down the dreams of others? I do not mean to say that everyone is guilty of this, but I know that I am not innocent. I have had thoughts and probably even said things that led people to believe that I doubted them. If we make other people doubt their goals, how can we believe in our own? One of the best feelings is when you accomplish something you once thought was impossible. We can’t let others tell us what we can or cannot accomplish. This also means that we have to be supportive. We must believe and do whatever it takes if we are really serious about our dreams. Don’t

take no for an answer! That is what I’m trying to remember as I begin to figure out my life after high school. My dreams still scare me sometimes, but as Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said, “If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.” With every challenge you face, you must keep aiming higher. I want to thank everyone who has taught me to never give up. I hope that you don’t give up either! As John Lennon once said, “I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us and the world will be as one.” Kristina Mengis is a student at Mabel-Canton High School. She is one of 8 area students participating in the Journal Writing Project, now in its fourteenth year.

Kingsland School Board receives National Certification By Barb Jeffers Kingsland School Board held its regular school board meeting on Monday, November 19, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting was held in the Kingsland school cafeteria, as a larger crowd than normal was expected to attend. Following the regular meeting, a presentation was held on Project Lead The Way. All school board members were present as well as Superintendent McDonald. There were several special guests at the school board meeting including Representative Greg Davids and Senator Jeremy Miller. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, the board approved the consent agenda items including November 2012 bills, policy

review, and policy adoption. A public thank you was given to IBM for a donation of three thousand dollars for the Robotics team competition. A second thank you was given to the VFW for a donation of two hundred dollars to be used for educational purposes as the district sees fit. Two representatives from the FFA gave the report for the group. The school board committees reported on their recent meetings. The second reading of job descriptions was approved. A request for maternity leave by a staff member was approved. The hiring of seven individuals was approved. Many individuals were on hand to celebrate the fact that

Thor Misko, Vice President of Engagement of Project Lead the Way, presented Kingsland with one of three banners. Photo by Barb Jeffers Kingsland school district has ence and Engineering. The ing, and Biomedical Science. received national certification three areas are Gateway to Tech- Kingsland is the first school in in three different areas of Sci- nology, Pathway to EngineerSee KINGSLAND Page 26 



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the state to be certified in three areas and the only school in the state to be certified in biomedical science. Superintendent McDonald stated that “all teachers have stepped up” and worked hard and added that they have “done a great job” with Project Lead The Way. Principal Hecimovich spoke next saying that he is extremely proud of everyone involved with Project Lead The Way. Hecimovich went on to say that he is “proud of the direction we have taken as a district.” Sue Kolling, of the Spring Valley Area Foundation, who was a driving force behind Project Lead The Way in Kingsland explained how students “receive national college credits right here at Kingsland,” she said. Kingsland is also bringing Mayo Clinic into the classroom by working with April Horne, Section Head of Mayo Clinic Engineering. Ms. Horne stated that Kingsland and Project Lead The Way are “transforming education.” Minnesota

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Project Lead The Way Director, James Mecklenburg, thanked teachers for the work they have done and stated that Project Lead The Way is “right for the students.” Another partnership is between Kingsland and Riverland Technical College which broadens benefits for students active in Project Lead The Way. Sonja McNamara, Project Lead The Way Director of School Engagement, addressed the audience and congratulated the students, staff, and community on their accomplishment. Project Lead The Way Vice-President of Engagement Thor Misko, said that what he has seen in Kingsland is “phenomenal” and added that “the work we are doing is imperative” to support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education. Superintendent McDonald concluded the certification presentation and announced that Principal Hecimovich would be giving tours of classrooms. The next meeting will be held on Monday, December 17, 2012, in the district conference room.



Having sold their farm, Claude & Darlene will sell their personal property on their farm located 4 miles South of Utica on 33, then West 1/2 mile on Fremont Dr., then North on Worth Cemetery Road 1/4 mile.

TILLAGE TRACTORS MM 9’ Tandem Disc/Mulcher Ac 7030, Cab, Wide Frt, Like New Rear Int’l 11 Rubber, 3 PT. 4127 Hrs 55 Chisel Plow AC 7000, Wide Frt, 3 Pt. Auto Shift HAY EQUIPMENT MM GVI, Wide Frt, Dual Hydraulics NH 316 Kicker Baler MM UTS, Wide Frt, Motor Stuck NH 411 Discbine MM Z for Parts NH 5 Bar Hay Rake Ford 600, Wide Frt, Ran When parked 3) Flat Bed Wagon 20 Years ago DRYER JD 440 Ind. Backhoe w/Loader, Running 300 Bushel Air Flow Dryer condition MISC. EQUIPMENT GARDEN TRACTORS Gehl 120 Mixer Mill Yanmar 155 Diesel w/3 PT, Frt Wheel NI 3639 Manure Spreader w/hydraulic Gate Assist, 32” Tandem Disc. SS Duraline 15’ Bumper Hitch Livestock Trailer Deutz-Allis 5215 Diesel, Frt Wheel Assist MISC. EQUIPMENT w/Box Scraper 3 Pt HD Forklift COMBINE Kewanee 60’ Elevator w/Hopper Gleaner L2 w/6 Row Corn Head Woods 3 Pt 7’ Blade JD 653 Bean Head Bear Cat High Moisture Grinder, Silo Filler Pickup Attachment EZ Flow Gravity Box w/1072 EZ Trail Gear L2 Gleaner for Parts J&M 350 Bu Gravity Box & Gear JD 653 Bean Head for Parts Gravity Box w/Kewanee Gear COMBINE 12’x5’ Hog Mover Gleaner L2 w/6 Row Corn Head Tandem Wheel Skid Steer Trailer JD 653 Bean Head 5’3 Pt Mower Pickup Attachment New Priefert Head Gate/Chute, Manuel or Auto L2 Gleaner for Parts Upright air Pro 5 Hp Air Compressor JD 653 Bean Head for Parts NI 2 Row Pull Corn Picker/Sheller AUTO 4) Brooder House 1985 Olds 98, 4 door diesel Misc. Hog Feeders TILLAGE 20’ Lengths of 3/4” Galv. Pipe JD F1350-F1450 5 bottom 18’ adj. Misc. Tools 2 PT Plow 2) Electric Meat Saw JD 6 Bottom, 2 Pt Plow Misc. Household Items 181 MT 3 PT, 6 Row Rotary Hoe 2 Wagons of Smalls AC 3100 Disc 13’ Oliver Field Cultivator LUMBER Int’l Vibra Shank 18’, Wings Home Sawed Oak, Pine, Butternut, Most JD 3 Pt, 6 Row Cultivator w/Danish Tines 8’ Lengths To view pictures & listing go to keywords ‘Boyum Auctions’. Any announcements made day of sale take precedence over any printed material. Not responsible for accidents.

Claude & Darlene Patzner, Owners 28826 Worth Cemetery Road, Utica, MN Murt Boyum, Auctioneer Lic. #2312002 CLERK: BOYUM AUCTIONS 43991 Cty. Rd 10, Rushford, MN 507-273-6941 TERMS: Cash//Good Check LUNCH: Highland Prairie Church Ladies

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Marine Credit Union has made its move By Barb Jeffers Marine Credit Union has relocated its Peterson Branch to Rushford, Minn. The new location was opened on Monday, November 12, 2012. Marine Credit Union is now located at 218 South Mill Street in Rushford. The new location offers more privacy for staff and customers with multiple offices and a larger, more convenient customer service area with separate teller windows. Deb Danielson, Member Service Representative, stated that the new office is “nice and spacious,” adding that having their own teller areas is a large improvement. When asked how she likes the new branch office, Deb stated “I love it.” Customers are enjoying the new space as well giving the credit union staff comments about how big the office is compared to the previous location. Many people have commented that the new space looks more like a bank than the location in Peterson did. The new location will help to make customer service more efficient and provide more privacy while doing business with Marine Credit Union. The President and CEO of Marine Credit Union is Shawn Hanson, and the manager of Marine Credit Union Rushford Branch is Ted Szymanski. Ted and his staff are committed to providing friendly, local service and will

help you find the right mortgage, auto loan, personal loan, savings or checking services to meet customer’s needs. Marine Credit Union states, “In a time when many borrowers find themselves ineligible for financing, Marine is saying ‘yes’ to qualified borrowers and is committed to keeping the economy in our hometowns moving.” Marine Credit Union got its start in Peterson, Minn. following a merger with Peterson Federal Credit Union in 2005. Peterson Federal Credit Union began by a group of Lutheran Brotherhood members who were committed to serving the borrowing and savings needs of the community. This commitment is now carried on by

Marine Credit Union, who remains dedicated to the local area by providing personalized, individual service with each and every transaction. The staff at Marine Credit Union in Rushford includes Manager Ted Szymanski, Deb Danielson, Beth Smith, Bruce Klein, and Nick Pronold. Marine Credit Union Rushford Branch hours are Monday and Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and Thursday and Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. An ATM is also available 24 hours a day. The website for Marine Credit Union is The phone number for Marine Credit Union is (507) 8642999.

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PLUMBING HEATING EQUIPMENT AUCTION 1329 Interchange Place, La Crosse, WI (North Side) THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012 10:00 AM

NOTE: Sale by order of Associated Bank for the liquidation of tools, equipment, & vehicles of Cargill Plumbing, Heating & A/C. Inspection from 1-5 Nov. 28th. Sale order starting with tools, approx 11:30 vehicles, then equipment. View more pictures online at VEHICLES: 2006 Chev 2500 cargo/service van, auto, 108k miles; 2005 Chev 1500, 4x2, reg cab; 2004 Ford E-350, 1-ton, cargo/hi-top van; 2004 Chev 2500, cargo/hi-top van, 141k miles; 2002 Chev 2500, cargo/service van, auto, 154k miles; 2000 Ford F-250, 4x4, ext cab, pickup, auto, w/snow plow. EQUIPMENT: Plasma cutter system w/Powermate 1000 unit; Lockformer cleat former; Lockformer residential notcher; Lockformer sheet metal shear, production table; Lockformer, 20-ga clip machine; Wysong power sheet metal edger; bending brake, model 8-16; sheet metal crimper; Jet Equipment, model HS-1652 sheet metal brake; Lockformer cheek bender; 5’ brake; model Duro Dyne spot welder; Miller MSW-41 port spot welder. TOOLS, MISC: (2) Ridgid UV leak detectors; Ridgid SS rheemer & pipe cutter; Ridgid 2.5”, 3”, 4”, crimp ring set; Pro Max amp probe model RG5410; Ridgid CT400 pro press system; Ridgid model 1822-I; Ridgid 300; Ridgid 700 w/dies; Ridgid see snake; Miller econo twin welder; Preso flow meter; T-drill w/bits; Thor heavy duty drill; Aire tool model 1752-R-90; (2) Milw 14” elec cutoff saws; Partner K2300 grinder; Fas Groov hand ductboard fabricator; power sewer snake; Bosch Annihilator cordless drill; Hilti TE75 hammer drill; Milw cordless sawzall; (2) Milw sawzalls; misc reciprocating saws; Sloan flush valve kit; Milw hand held band saw; Milw Dymo drill; TQ-TG3000 generator; approx 13 various size commercial step/extension ladders; Ryobi P530 cordless drill; (2) Belimo spring return actuators; Ridgid 848 alum pipe wrench; misc pipe wrenches; several ext cords; Fault Finder cleaner & penetrant; misc conduit benders; several elec motors; Allegro fan; several freon tanks; pallet jack; (2) Knaack 42 job chests; (1) larger Knaack job chest; (5) LP tanks; (2) appliance carts; (3) 2-wheel hand carts; 50-amp battery charger; (2) pickup toolboxes; ass’t caulk, nu-brite, nipples, fasteners; misc testers; many misc power tools; pallet jack; many furnace filters; misc sheet metal, pvc pipe, & copper; (9) fire extinguishers; Toro 2450 snow blower; many misc items. TERMS: 10% Buyers Fee. 5.5% Sales Tax. Cash or good check day of auction. Credit Card with 3.5% Convenience Fee. Announcements made day of auction take precedence over any printed matter. All equipment sold AS-IS, WHERE IS. REGISTERED WI AUCTIONEERS: Hoyt Zenke, #1313052; Andy Burke, #2603-052 CLERK: Zenke Auction & Realty, Inc., 11511 State Hwy. 44, Caledonia, MN

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Ag business management web sites Jerrold Tesmer Extension Educator Fillmore/Houston Counties While preparing for the recent Land Rent Workshops, I stumbled across a list of useful Ag Business Management websites that Regional Extension Educator Gary Hachfeld and I prepared many years ago. I checked out those sites to see if they were still working

and added a couple that I make use of today. Anyone with internet access might find them useful. These sites are in no particular priority. A great place to start is the University of Minnesota Center for Farm Financial Management: www.cffm., at that site you can access FINBIN data. FINBIN is the largest and most accessible source of farm

Absolute ReAl estAte Auction saturday, December 15tH, 2012 • 11am Hasselmann trust (seller) sale site: Preston Golf & country club 27486 state Hwy. 16 W. • Preston, Mn

40 acres Farmland (more or less) located in bristol township, section 8, Fillmore county, Mn sect-08 twp-101 Range 011, sW 1/4 se 1/4 **All Acres survey to Govern** Directions to Property: From south edge of Harmony, west 8 miles on county road 44 to 241st Ave, then 1 mile north to 140tH street, then 1/4 mile west. terms: 20% non-Refundable down payment day of auction. balance due at closing Dec. 27, 2012 or upon clear and marketable title. Matt Gehling, Auctioneer/broker 800.770.0347

Monday, November 26, 2012 financial and production benchmark information in the world Other useful items under the Center for Farm Financial Management site include The Ag Risk Education Library that organizes thousands of risk management materials which Jerrold Tesmer help producers and agricultural professionals quickly locate information, tools, and assistance on specific risk management topics; AgTransitions helps farmers and ranchers develop a plan to transition their business to the next generation; Grain Marketing where Ed Usset attempts to separate the wheat from the chaff in the often confusing world of grain marketing Value of Farm Land: Land Economics Web site at This is a site is prepared by Steve Taff, University of Minnesota. Over the years, I have shared it with a number of realtors. The site includes Farmland sales, Timberland sales, Land values, soils data, RIM easements, CRP contracts, and Property tax assessments. I have also found three very useful publications from Iowa State University, “2012 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey”, “Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa – 2012,” and the “Livestock Enterprise Budgets for Iowa – 2012.” They can be accessed at: The final source I will mention


is the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). USDA, NASS has a wealth of data at or strictly Minnesota data www.nass.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS TUESDAY, NOV. 27 Spring Valley Community Blood Drive- Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2-7pm, 805 S Broadway. Knit it Together, 3:30-4:30pm, Preston Public Library. Knitting for all levels. For fundraiser info, call 507-867-3583.* Bluff Country Toastmasters meet, 5:30pm, Spring Valley Public Library.* AA Meeting, 7pm, Faith United Methodist Church, Spring Valley. “Living in the Solution.” Newcomers welcome.* Adult Children Anonymous (formerly known as Adult Children of Alcoholics) meeting, 7pm. Call Deb 507-765-5336 for info.* Chatfield AA meets, 7:30pm in the Pio­neer Presbyterian Church, 206 Fillmore St., Chatfield.* AA Closed Meeting, 8pm, Presbyterian Church, Mill St, Rushford.*

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28 Spring Valley Area Foodshelf, 2-5pm. 1300 West Tracy Rd. Spring Valley.* THURSDAY, NOV. 29 Free Senior Coffee, 9am, Heritage Grove, Harmony.* Story Hour- Harmony Public Library, 11am. No school, no story hour.* Canton Senior Citizens meet at 1pm for cards and visiting, Canton Community Center.* No December meeting for the Heimbygda Sons of Norway. Members are invited to the Commonweal Theater for the play. See Lynn for tickets. FRIDAY, NOV. 30 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* SATURDAY, DEC. 1 Lanesboro AA Group, 8:00pm, Bethlehem Lutheran Church. For more info, call 507-251-1771 or 765-2518.*

SUNDAY, DEC. 2 Cowboy Church Service- Cherry Grove United Methodist Church, 6pm. Located 12 miles SE of Spring Valley, one block east of County Road 5, or call church at 507-937-3177 for directions. NA Meeting, 7:00pm, United Methodist Church, downstairs, Preston. Call Jay for info 507-3996089. * Fountain AA Group closed meeting, 7:30pm. Fountain Lutheran Church, south Main St. and Highway 52.* MONDAY, DEC. 3 Community Coffee, 9am, Park Lane Estates, Preston.* VFW Burger Nite: 5-8pm, Spring Valley VFW TOPS (take off pounds sensibly) Meeting, Spring Valley Care Center Activity Room. Weigh-in from 5:45-6 p.m. Meeting from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Questions contact Judy at 507-346-2469.* NA Meeting, 7:00pm, United Methodist Church, downstairs, Preston. Call Jay for info 507-3996089. *

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EXMARK ZERO TURN MOWERS Jonsered Chainsaws, Grass N Brush trimmers plus blowers. Repair, Service & Sales at South Branch Outdoor Equipment, Preston, MN. 507-765-4979. s9/26tfn- o

FOR SALE: Classic antique cast iron radiators from the original Park Hotel in Preston, MN. Many sizes and colors. Excellent condition. Would be perfect for restoration of an older home. Priced from $200 to $500 depending on which size. Call Jason at 507-251-5297. s6tfn- x

RITCHIE BROS. UNRESERVED Agricultural equipment auctions. Kansas City (Dec 7), Chicago (Dec 12), Minneapolis (Dec 14), St. Louis (Dec 20). Featuring a large selection of late model farm equipment. Inspect in person or online. Call 855/331-5732 or visit MCAN

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

DON’T PAY HIGH heating bills. Eliminate them with an OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACE from Central Boiler. Theobald Heating Solutions 507-533-4523. swk4tfno

EZ-GO & Yamaha GOlf Carts SaleS & Service New & USed Ivan Vreeman harmony, mn 507-273-6928

FOR SALE: High back wall-mount white porcelain bathroom sinks from original Park Hotel in Preston, MN. Excellent condition. Perfect for restoration of older home. Priced at $150 per sink. Call Jason at 507-251-5297. s6tfn- x FOR SALE: Internet-ready, eMac computers, 1ghz, 80gb, 512mb RAM, InDesign Master Suite Collection software. All products for media desktop publishing included. Asking $249 or best offer. Call Jason at 507-251-5297. s6tfn- x

Rochester, MN 866-657-4910

Large lot in New Horizon Trailer Park in Preston. Available Immediately. 7652131 or 1-800-770-0347. r10/5tfn- o

DISH NETWORK Starting at $19.99/ month Plus 30 Premium Movie Channels Free for 3 Months! Save! & Ask About same day installation! Call – 866/7855167 MCAN CANADA DRUG CENTER is your choice for safe and affordable medications. Our licensed Canadian mail order pharmacy will provide you with savings of up to 90 percent on all your medication needs. Call today 866/927-9566 for $25.00 off your first prescription and free shipping. MCAN EVER CONSIDER A REVERSE MORTGAGE? At least 62 years old? Stay in your home & increase cash flow! Safe & effective! Call now for your free DVD! Call now 888/610-4971 MCAN

103 20th St. NE, Stewartville, MN ~ Just off Hwy 63

NEw FeatHerlite trailerS iN Stock: New Rebates!

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

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. 507-313-9527. r26,3- o

FOR RENT: 3 bedroom house with 2 bath in the country. 507-259-6961. r29tfn- o

HOUSE FOR RENT in Rushford. 2 BR. Call 507-273-9235. r26,3- 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

START AFFORDING YOUR RENT! Rent based on income in Mabel, Harmony, Lanesboro & Ostrander. Immediate openings! FREE applications & tours! Family & senior rentals. 800-676-6505 tdd 507-451-0704 Equal Housing Opportunity. r26,3,10,10- 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

FOR RENT: 1 BR house in Harmony. Central air, washer & dryer, new kitchen. Deposit required. Available Dec. 1st. 507450-2129. r19- o


• 4 Horse LQ's • 2013 Car Bumper Pull • 500 Gallon Fuel Trailer • 20' Wood Floor Stock • 7' x 20' Stock • 16' Bumper Stock • 16' Goose Neck Stock • 7' x 24' Stock • Custom Options Available USEd FeatHerlite trailerS: • '01 24'sold Stock • '08 7'x20' Stock • '09 7'x24' Stock USEd EqUipMENt: • Bobcat T180 • JD 4520 • JD 325sold • Bobcat 873 sold • JD 7630 w/Loader MFWD • Bobcat S185 Cab • Bobcat T200 • JD 4610 w/Cab & Loader • Bobcat S250 • NH TC 40 w/loader

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.

1-800-599-0481 in 507 area code

Scenic View TownhomeS • Spacious 2 & 3 bedrooms • Attached garages included • Beautiful area • Starting at $505 Income restrictions apply. 507-864-7880 • Rushford, MN

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• Remodel • New Home Construction • Siding • Replacement Windows • Concrete Sidewalks • Flat Pours Licensed & Insured #20450126

We fix Wet Basements! Mention this Ad and Receive $100 off Basement Waterproofing System Free Estimates • 507-259-7776 •

plUmbINg Dave’s Plumbing & Heating, Air Conditioning

New Construction & Remodeling• In-Floor Heat • Drain Cleaning

Appliance Sales & Service • New & Used Call Dave or Dempsey • Cell: 507-259-4238 or 507-259-4239 Spring Valley & Preston • Bus. 765-2173 or 346-7879



PLuMBiNg, HeatiNg & CooLiNg, LLC

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Carpet, Furniture, Floors, Furnace Duct Cleaning, Fire & Water Damage, Janitorial Service.

The clean you expect Jeff Hebl, owner The service you deserve 507-467-4798 • Lanesboro, MN


• New Roof • Reshingle • Flat Roofs • Steel Shingles • Lawn Care • Snow Removal • Storm Damage • Gutter Cleaning

Certified Professional Installer • Workmanship Guaranteed • Competitive Pricing Bonded, Insured and Licensed. Call now for Free Estimate • 507-251-9220


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• Dryers • Grain Bins for Drying & Storage -Fans -Heaters -Roof Vents -Floors (And More!)

& Tear Down , Millwright, Grain Legs, Auger, and Conveyor Construction, Concrete Construction.

• CommerCial • trenChing Joel Walbridge Fountain, mn

Lic# BC474301

CONSTRUCTION HungeRHolt caRpentRy for all your building and remodeling needs. Many Years of Experience • Marty HungerHolt, 507-467-2203 • randy HarMon, 507-467-2410 • ricHard nepstad, 507-765-3621

Plumbing & Heating

• New Homes • Remodeling • Air Conditioning

308 St. Anthony St., Preston • Furnace • Drain Cleaning

Calls welcomed any time!


Plumbing & Heating

• Insured • Septic systems • New Construction • Remodeling

Dave Swenson Don Tollefsrud Matt Swenson lic. #008399pJ

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SaTEllITE SERVICES Craig Stortz #PL07718

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Serving the Tri-State area Residential & Commercial Accounts for Direct TV & Dishnet. Cable - Phone - internet - Wiring Canton, MN

Toll Free 866-862-5397 Bus 507-743-8486 Cell 507-259-1454

BRUMM’S PLUMBING & HEATING, LLc Tony Brumm • Mabel, MN 55954 Phone: (507)493-5507 • Cell:507-251-9212

Taylor ouTdoor Wood SToveS ~ radianT Floor HeaTing a-Maize-ing HeaT Corn FurnaCeS & BoilerS ~ gaS FurnaCeS & BoilerS air CondiTioning ~ SepTiC SySTeMS ~ neW ConSTruCTion ~ reModeling Free eSTiMaTeS ~ inSured

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ON THE CRUNCHY SIDE in Harmony is hiring bartenders & wait staff, all shifts, ask for Lisa. Also hiring cooks & kitchen staff, all shifts, ask for Miles. Apply in person - fun place to work!! 507-886-5560. h1tfn- o

NOW HIRING: Companies desperately need employees to assemble products at home. No selling, any hours. $500.00 weekly potential. Info. 1-985-646-1700 DEPT. MN-485. h19,26,3- x

FULL-TIME CUSTODIAN needed at Fillmore Central Schools at the Harmony site. Application available online at www. or any school office. Send completed application to: Brett Bushman, Buildings and Grounds Supervisor, Fillmore Central Schools, PO Box 50, Preston, MN 55965. Position open until filled. h26,3- o

HELP WANTED: Part-time book keeper/ office person. Data entry, computer skills necessary. Apply in person or send resume to Root River Ag Service, PO Box 113, Lanesboro, MN. h26- o

THE FALCON FIRE Junior Olympic Volleyball team is in need of coaches this season. If interested stop down to Preston Floral and talk to Denise Case. h12tfn- o BARTENDING SHIFTS available. Experience preferred but will train. Monday days, Tuesday nights, every other Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights. Please contact Deanna at Bent Wrench 507-2684922. h12,19,26,3- o

ACCEPTING RESUMES from individuals interested in working full or part-tme with people in the community who have a mental illness. Looking for all levels of education/experience. Resume: P.O. Box 536, Austin, MN 55912. h19,26,3- x DRIVER $0.03 enhanced quarterly bonus. Get paid for any portion you qualify for: safety production, MPG, CDL-A, 3 months current OTR exp. 800/414-9569. MCAN

Harmony Community HealthCare Nursing Assistant - Part Time

LPN/RN - Every Other Weekend Harmony Community Healthcare offers: Competive wages, Flexible schedule. Shift differentials & Training. For more information contact: Ruth McGarvey, RN, DON 507.886.6544 ext. 104



RESIDENTIAL SUPPORT Staff - Looking for someone that is willing to work on-call/ part-time, experience a plus. Call 507765-3837 or stop in for an application at Traditions of Preston. h26- o

assemBlers & Welders. Work for the Official Trailer of NASCAR® and IndyCar! Featherlite, located in Cresco, Iowa, seeks job applicants for assembler and welder positions. Featherlite is the nation’s top brand for horse, livestock, car and recreational/utility trailers, as well as large custom semi specialty trailers and professional race car transporters.

SPRING VALLEY SENIOR LIVING is currently looking for a part-time RN/ LPN as .6-.7 FTE for evening shift. Every other weekend worked required. We offer competitive wages plus shift and weekend wage differentials. If interested please send application or resume to Spring Valley Senior Living, Attn: Human Resources, 800 Memorial Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975, or email EOE. h26o


HELP WANTED: Morning milking position on dairy farm near Fountain. 507-2728390. h26,3,10,17- x

Call 507.765.2151 • Fax 507.765.2468

WANTED COMPANY DRIVERS & owner operators, have lease purchase programs. Also wanted brokerage dispatcher. Please call J-Mar Enterprises, Inc. Gene Peterson 701/277-0039 MCAN

Whether you’re in need of a babysitter or an efficient office manager, you can find the help you deserve by advertising in the Fillmore County Journal Classifieds. And when you’re in search of a better position, our listings can make short work of the situation.

Good Shepherd Lutheran ServiceS

has current openings for experienced, mature and caring individuals

Nursing Assitant

Textile Care Services seeks the following: • Delivery Driver: 4pm-11pm

• Cart Handler:

Full-Time or Part-Time Evening Shift

4am-12:30pm; 12:30pm-8:30pm


• Checker: (check out linen) 2pm-10:30pm

Part-Time Night Shift • Convenient and close to home and school • Quality and caring staff, loving residents, rewarding work • Child care on-site with employee discount • Flexible scheduling, shift differential, no mandatory over-time or shift rotation • Wages based on education and experience • On-site Fitness Center

NatioN’s leadiNg trailer maNufacturer seekiNg


For more information contact Kelly at GSLS PO Box 747, Rushford, MN or call 507/864-7714. Or visit our website at to fill out an application.

• Feeder/Folder:(folding linen) (part-time or full-time):

4:30am-1pm; 1pm-9:30pm; 507-765-2151 Call it in! 800-599-0481 2pm-10:30pm Apply online or in person: 225 Woodlake Dr SE, Call it Rochester, MNin! 55904 (507 area code) 800-599-0481 507-252-7500 or 1-800-422-0945 EOE

Good Shepherd Lutheran Services Creative Christian Living and Human Service

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

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

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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

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FLEA MARKET: Rochester Mayo Civic Center, Sunday December 9, 2012. 10am-4pm. Antiques, collectibles, jewelry, new, old. Admission $2, tables $15. Phone 641-832-2700 or 507-269-1473. g19,26,3- o oTo Visit oVisited

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Call Brent Kimmerle at 507.450.2363 for private showing!

PRICe RedUCed-HARmony 3 Bedroom, Nice Neighborhood. $69,000. Call Randy Barnes for Details, 507-251-3271.

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10894 ST. HWY 16, SPRING VAllEY $198,500

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

15646 160TH ST. SPRING VAllEY $249,900

10245 ST. HWY 16, SPRING VAllEY $239,000

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



$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

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



80 acres near Ostrander. 52 acres coming out of CPR fall of 2012. Estimated tillable acreage is 63 acres with conversion of the pasture acres to the east of the site. The building site is estimated at 3 acres with 8 acres woods and old gravel pit to the south of the site. New planting of evergreen trees on south line. Good soils, Racine, Ostrander silt loams, Floyd & Clyde silty clay loams. The property - including house, well & septic are being sold “AS IS” . This is an estate sale


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11214 160TH ST. oSTRANDER $520,000

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609 Hanover Ct., Rushford, MN • 2,823 sq. ft. • 2 car att. garage • 4 bedrooms • Granite countertops • Open floor plan • 3 baths


If you are looking for over 12 acres of land on a hard surface road...look no further! This home has been renovated and remodeled - updated and new kitchen, main floor master bedroom with master bath, hardwood floors, family room with fireplace, loft area, mud room/laundry area on main floor, 2 porches, 30x36 w/heated work shop & 2 10’x8’ doors, 50x36 pole barn & other small buildings & lean to for storage of firewood. The land consists of grassland that has been chemical free over 20 years, groves of mature trees and numerous perennial gardens. The property has been professionally landscaped with walk way paths leading to house and garage.

Todd Hadoff

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

RichaRd Milne

BRokeR, GRi, aBR

MLS 4040924

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

715 North Broadway (Home Federal Bldg.), Spring Valley, MN Email -


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


Randy Barnes

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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

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Awesome property on a small 2.5 acre parcel on black top road. The house was built in 1991 and has over 3,200 sq ft! Many extras and updates including oversized 3 car garage that is completely finished with poly floor & heated, new kitchen countertops, 24x36 storage shed, diving pool, finished lower level with "hidden" doors leading to storage area. Newer neutral carpet, ceramic tile and hardwood floors. This property is in mint, turn key condition and ready to move in to.

Preston Great-3 bedroom, 2 full

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Monday, November 26, 2012

FARMS & ACREAgE Saturday, Dec. 1ST • Noon-1:30pm

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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

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


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





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

Select Properties

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

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. $94,900/$399.82 PI/M*


Redu 210 Center St. W HArmony, mn

45742 Cty 29, mABEL, mn

420 Parkside Dr, PrESton, 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/$1094.97 PI/M*

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/$1137.10 PI/M*

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/$518.20 PI/M*

340 B 5th Ave SE, HArmony, mn Relax & Enjoy! 2 bedroom, 2 baths, townhome. Great layout with generous sized rooms. Attached garage, CA, patio appliances. $123,000/$518.20 PI/M*

New 330 main Ave S, HArmony, mn

Pretty & Practical! Nicely updated 2 bedroom home, new kitchen with solid surface counter tops, updated bath, oak panel doors, CA, deck, 2 car det garage. $61,500/$259.10 PI/M*

312 Preston St nW PrESton, mn

109 Spruce St, FoUntAIn, mn Fantastic 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/$821.54 PI/M*

401 County rd 8, FoUntAIn, 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/$437.73 PI/M*


Jewel road PrESton, mn

38608 Cty 24, CAnton, mn Charming well cared for house in the village of Lenora. Rural setting, newer garage with attached greenhouse. Heated Amish build summer kitchen. Additional lot available. $74,900/$315.55 PI/M*

Great location on quiet tree lined street this 3 bedroom home. Open front covered porch. Hardwood flrs. under carpet. Main floor bedroom, 1/2 bath, and laundry with roomy kitchen. Full bath & 2 bedrooms up. Det garage. No back yard neighbors.$52,000/$219.07 PI/M*

355 3rd Ave SE, HArmony, mn

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/$328.61 PI/M*

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/$463.01 PI/M*

405 Spring St. nW, PrESton, mn

Super location just north of Preston, a few building options. Approx 15 acres of crop land, 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

One of the best trophy deer hunting parcels in Fillmore County! 100 acres of woods, meadows and a creek bottom provide excellent deer and turkey hunting. 25 tillable acres in alfalfa/clover. Adjoins Forestville State Park. $315,000

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/$463.43 PI/M*; South Unit $125,000/$526.63 PI/M*

A unique opportunity & great location, 1 finished unit on first floor, 1,106 sq ft with garage $150,000, 1 unfinished unit on top floor with panoramic view 1,478 sq ft with garage $150,000.



ELCOR Realty Co.


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.




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



• 2 Bedroom • Quality Built in 2006 • Steel Siding

• 2 Bedroom • Erect wall for 3 • 3 Bath • Wet bar WYKOFF/FILLMORE AREA – +/- 15 acres recreational parcel with 1900’ of Bear Creak frontage and 6 acres CRP. great fish-


$109,000 135 GOLD ST SOUTH, WYKOFF





• 3 Bedroom • 2 Bath • Manufactured home • 30’x40’ Shop with 32’ pole shed attached • Storage shed • Good well & septic

• 4 Bedrooms • 3 Bath • 2 Car garage • New roof • Updated throughout • Original • Gorgeous French Second Empire cottage


• 3 Bedroom • 384 sq. ft. Garage

• 3+ Bedrooms on same level • 2 Baths • 2 Car garage • Numerous updates • Move-in cond.


• 4 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Main floor living,





• 6 Bedroom • 3 Bath • 2 lots • 4,966 sq. ft. • Pocket doors • Crown moldings • 2 staircases • Leaded windows • Built-ins • Butler pantry • Finished walk-up attic • Sauna • 2 car garage


$299,900 #4037085


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


$109,900 205 MAIN ST, FOUNTAIN


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



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



• 2-2 Bedroom Units • Numerous updates • Live on main floor and renter make payment • Great Location across from School • Easy convert back to 4 bed, 2 bath, single family home





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




• Updated Commercial building • Professional office space or retail • 2 bedroom apt (425/month), 1 bedroom apt. ($300/month) • Great location across from courthouse

$399,900 #4036698

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

TOWNHOMES For more information on these listings and others visit...







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





• 4 Bedroom • 2 Bath • Main floor laundry



• 3 Bedroom • 2 Bath • Gas Fireplace • Great Location • 2 Bedroom plus den • 2 Baths • 2 Car garage

• 3 Bedroom • 2 Bath • Walkout • Fireplace







• 4 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Main floor laundry

• 4 Bedroom • 2 Bath • Open layout • 3 Finished levels


• 3 Bedrooms plus den • 2 Baths • 2 Car garage • Exceptional layout • .47 acre lot • Patio • Quality windows • Maintenance free exterior • Backyard has no neighbors and is very private

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



PEnDInG - 15523 Cty 9 Hwy Preston



$69,900 #4040531


PEnDInG - 16108 305th Ave Harmony

$119,900 521 MAIN ST S, CHATFIELD


+/- 5 ACRES

• 3 Bedroom • Main floor living • Deck • 2 car garage • Maintenance free exterior • New roof & windows • Just move-in

SoLD - XXX Drake rd. Lanesboro PEnDInG - 10252 351st Ave Canton




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







• 4 Bedrooms • 0.40 ac • 135’ of Highway 52 frontage • Nice View of Mill Creek Park • 2 Car Garage



SoLD - 19731 Aurora rd. mabel



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


SoLD - 32776 136th St. Harmony




XXX Cty 24, Canton Wooded lot, zoned agricultural, buildable for storage shed or barn. Located on black top road on edge of Lenora.

PEnDInG - 18245 160th St Cherry Grove



• 4 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • 2,496 sq. ft. • New windows, roof, vinyl siding, driveway • Tons of hardwood & ceramic tile floors • Finished LL • Gas stove • Deck • Patio

*monthly Principle and Interest Payment Based on a 5% down/30 year amortization/3.4% APr. Loan Guidelines subject to vary per qualifications. other loans may be applicable for 0% or 3.5% down payment.



House & Shop! Spacious 4 bedroom, 1 ½ bath 1 ½ story home, nice layout, fireplace, det. garage plus bonus shop and storage! $76,500/$322.29 PI/M*

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.

Buildable Wooded Scenic location in SE MN, near the Upper Iowa River. Wooded parcel offers a beautiful spot to build or a super camping & hunting spot with lots of deer and turkey in the area. $164,080




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/$328.61 PI/M*

235 1st Ave nE HArmony, mn

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/$463.43 PI/M*

XXX County 30 HArmony, mn

212th St PrESton, mn



E-mail: 272 Main St. North Chatfield MN 55923 Phone: 867-9100 Cell: 259-9110

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/$252.36 PI/M*

Everything is ready! One level home w/ corner lot! 2 bedroom, 2 bath, kitchen open to dining, breakfast bar, att 2 car garage. $104,900/$441.95 PI/M*

Saturday Open Houses




450 2nd St SE, 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/$286.48 PI/M*

Kelsey Fischer Licensed Assistant Office 507-886-4221

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/$358.11 PI/M* 401 north St nW PrESton, mn

Church Hill School Condos

30 3rd Ave nW, HArmony, mn

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Monday, November 26, 2012

CHATFIELD ORCHARD RIDGE LOTS –BANK OWNED Townhome lots with private backyards (4 walkout, 2 level). This upscale neighborhood is on a paved dead end road with city utilities. Only $20,000/each.


208 ST. PAUL STREET SW, PRESTON $27,000 • Professional office space or retail • Display window • hardwood floors • ½ Bath • 1 Bedroom apartment on second floor


212 MAIN ST S, CHATFIELD $64,900

• Updated main floor w/1,320 sq ft & bath • 2-1 Bedroom apartment’s w/separated utilities


$335,000 105 MAIN ST S, CHATFIELD


• Great Opportunity to be your own Boss! • Turn Key, Call for details!

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Thurs. Nov. 29 - 10am - Plumbing heating equipment auction. Selling vehicles, equipment, tools, and more! Sale site at 1329 Interchange Place, La Crosse, WI. For more information contact Zenke Auction at 507.895.2090 or online at www. Listing in the Journal. Sat., Dec. 1 - 10am - Selling tractors, Garden tractors, Combines, Auto, Tillage, Hay equipment, Dryer, and Misc. equipment. Sale site 28826 Worth Cemetery Rd. Utica, MN. For more information contact Boyum Auctions at 507.273.6941 or online at Listing in the Journal. Sat., Dec. 8 - 1:30pm - Land Auction 197+/- Acres. Auction located at Mabel, MN American Legion. For more information contact Grover Auction online at Listing in the Journal. Sat., Dec. 15 - 11am - Absolute Real Estate Auction. Hasselmann Trust. Held at Preston Golf & Country Club 27486 St. Hwy. 16 W. Preston, MN. 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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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: October 29, 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:  June 27, 2008 2.  Mortgagors:  Kimberly K. Brunsvold 3.  Mortgagees:   Jennings State Bank 4.  Recording Information: Recorded on July 1, 2008, as Document Number 365787, 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 August 23, 2010, as Document Number 379931, 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:  15-0604-000 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) 8.   The physical street address, city, and zip code of the mortgaged premises:  820 3rd Avenue Southeast, Harmony, Minnesota 55939. 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 $ 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

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

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notice of time change The Fountain Township Board will conduct regular monthly meetings on the first Thursday of each month at the Fountain Fire Hall. Meetings for the months of December, 2012 through March, 2013 will begin at 7:00 p.m. Dan Graskamp, Clerk Publish 19,26 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.

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 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 May 7, 1991, and Codicil dated June 14, 2011, has been filed with the registrar. The application has been granted. Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed Darlene J. Vrieze, whose address is 540 N Broadway, Spring Valley, MN 55975, as Personal Representative of the estate of the above decedent. Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative, and the personal representative is empowered to fully administer the estate, including, after 30 days from the date of the issuance of her letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease or distribute real estate, unless objections thereto are filed with the Court (pursuant to Section 524.3-607) and the Court otherwise orders. Notice is further given that all creditors having claims against the said estate are required to present the same to said personal representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this notice or said claims will be barred. Dated: November 7, 2012 /s/ James D. Attwood Registrar JAMES D. ATTWOOD Court Administrator ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE David A. Joerg, P.A. David A. Joerg; MN #300238 Dwight D. Luhmann, MN#300238 PO Box 257, Preston MN 55965 Telephone: 507-765-3862 Fax no: 507-765-3863 Publish 12,19,26 notice to residents of carimona township The December meeting of the Board will be held on Tuesday December 4, 2012, at 7pm at David Mensink’s. The regular monthly meetings will now be held on the first Monday of each month beginning in January at 7pm until further notice. Linda Marzolf Carimona Township Clerk Publish 26,3

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