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Habitat for Humanity is giving Teri Root and her family the chance to work for their dream of owning their own home. When Teri walked away from her former living situation due to domestic violence, she had no idea what the future would hold for her and her five children. Now, just over a year later, Teri is helping to build her new home. The home is being built through Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties. There are many misconceptions about Habitat for Humanity homeowners. Many people believe that the home is given to the applicants who are approved. In fact, the homeowner has to make a down

payment and will have a mortgage just as if the money were borrowed from a bank. The difference with the Habitat for Humanity homes is that the homeowner is required to contribute several hundred hours of work or “sweat equity” into the home. Friends and family can earn “sweat equity” for Teri and her family also, but Teri must work the majority of the hours herself. The children, who are too young to work on the home, can earn their own “sweat equity” by doing a variety of activities as well as earning more for receiving good grades in school. As Teri explained, “It makes them feel like they helped in paying for our home.” The homeowner then receives an affordable interest-free loan. The house payments are put into a fund to use to build

more Habitat for Humanity homes. Habitat for Humanity “seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action,” according to the Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota website ( Habitat For Humanity International was founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller. Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties was founded in 1994 and finished its first Habitat home in that year as well. By 2009, as Habitat Winona-Fillmore Counties celebrated its 15th anniversary, 40 homes had been completed. In response to devastating floods in southeastern Minnesota, Habitat built its first See BUILDING Page 14 

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About 55 horses, mules, ponies and donkeys were removed from a farm in southwestern Fillmore County on November 29 due to alleged neglect and cruelty. After the Fillmore County Sheriff Department and Animal Humane Society (AHS) Agent Keith Streff responded to a complaint regarding the hazardous conditions for the animals, arrangements were made with the Minnesota Hooved Animal Rescue Foundation and other equine rescue organizations to remove the animals. During the 24-hour period from the time of initial contact and the time when transportation and other preparations for the removal of the animals were made, the owner managed to remove 20 to 25 of the animals from the property. Their whereabouts is unknown. Agent Streff, Golden Valley, Minnesota, is the director of humane investigations and

is tasked with enforcement and conducting criminal investigations of alleged violations of the Minnesota animal welfare chapter. As a certified investigator, he is employed with the AHS, a non-profit organization, which is supported solely with donations and fees. It is his job to react to facts and determine culpability. Streff noted that this is the largest case of equine seizure and transportation during his 25 years of humane investigations. He explained via telephone that they were gathering prima facie evidence of a chronic case of neglect. Through photographs, forensics, and an individual medical report on many of the animals, facts and circumstances are presented for criminal review. No arrest has been made at this point. Criminal charges may or may not be filed after a review of the evidence by the county attorney. The investigation was still ongoing at the time of this See RESCUE Page 16 

Lanesboro City Council hears ambulance staffing dilemma down to nine EMTs, a number that does not allow for adequate coverage to serve the commu Lanesboro Ambulance Direc- nity. The decline in crew memtor Dave Haugan addressed bership is due to retirements the Lanesboro City Council on and resignations from the squad Monday, December 3 at the of volunteers. Haugan explained city’s regular monthly meet- that with the lack of volunteers, ing. Haugan and many current an ambulance service is likely ambulance crew members were unsustainable. present to express great concern Colleen Lamon also spoke to with the future of the city’s the council, sharing that other ambulance service. As of March See AMBULANCE Page 15  2013 the ambulance crew will be By Mitchell WA lbridge

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Robert Maust joins Preston Council By Karen Reisner The Preston City Council during their December 4 meeting filled the open seat left by the resignation of Kay Spangler effective December 1. Spangler’s resignation was accepted as she and her husband were moving to Chatfield. Early in November the council voted to accept letters of application from interested city residents to fill the vacancy. Robert Maust, who has been a long-time resident of Preston, submitted the only letter of interest. Maust’s letter was accepted and he was appointed to finish out the term of Spangler. Maust took the oath of office and was seated at the council table for the remainder of the meeting. Spangler had also acted as Mayor pro-tem. David Collett was elected to act in that capacity. Budget Levy Review and Public Comment City Administrator Joe Hoffman reviewed the 2013 proposed budget and levy. He said the levy is to increase about three percent or $20,000. Expenses for the city for 2013 are estimated to be 16 percent police, six percent fire department, 16 percent streets, three percent tourism, six percent library, seven percent park board, four percent EDA and NTC, 15 percent for bonds, and 27 percent

for the general fund. Expected revenues include 31 percent state aid ($484,980), 11 percent police and fire, six percent tourism/library/parks, nine percent other, and 43 percent from the tax levy. Hoffman suggested the socalled ‘fiscal cliff’ could have an impact on state revenue. Councilman David Collett said that the funding for the National Trout Center had been about doubled in the 2013 budget, maintaining it should be kept at the same level as last year. Hoffman said the final decisions will be made at the next meeting, which will be Tuesday, December 18. Robert Maust asked how the street maintenance fund compared to last year. Hoffman said it was about the same. He went on to explain that over the next few years bond payments will fall off. In 2013 engineering work will be done and in 2014 street work. Mayor Kurt Reicks noted engineers will be prioritizing the streets that need work soon after the beginning of the year. Other Business In Brief •Members of the Preston Historical Society including Richard Petsch, Sheila Craig, and Robert Maust reviewed updated plans for the Historic Elevator project prepared by an architect for the reconstruction

of the bagging shed and scale house. The project has received three grants previously, a total of $60,000, for planning and architectural work. Petsch said legacy funding only allows for restoration. Craig asked the council for a letter of support for an application for a grant from the state which is due March 1. The hope is for a large grant to do the restoration. She said the Historic Elevator is an asset to Preston and adds to the trailhead area. Reicks said the letter will be put on the agenda for the first meeting in January. •Steven Schlick had expressed interest in buying a small parcel of land belonging to the city near the city trail. Hoffman said he thought the city purchased the land in 1995. The land is located in the flood plain and is not buildable. Schlick said the small parcel would make it easier to mow and it would join the property where he has his garden. Councilman Charles Sparks suggested Schlick be allowed to use the piece for his garden. Reicks wasn’t interested in selling the parcel, as the city has been trying to clean up the flood plain and make it a green area. Councilman David Harrison said he didn’t have a probSee PRESTON Page 14 

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By Megan Kiehne My favorite time of the year is approaching! Vibrant lights illuminate houses, Christmas songs play on the radio, ornaments adorn Christmas trees, and everything is covered with a blanket of fluffy white Megan Kiehne snow for the holiday season. People are busy planning festive celebrations. Children wait anxiously to open their Christmas presents on Christmas Eve. Adults host Christmas parties and enjoy each other’s company. Stores stock their shelves and lure customers in to spend money on holiday bargains. In 2011, the American Research Group for concluded that Americans spent 52 billion dollars on holiday shopping! I pause from all the commotion to ask, what is the true meaning of Christmas? If we take away the trees, presents, and food, what do we have left? One of my favorite Christmas quotes is from the book, How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss. It reads, “And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without

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packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ‘till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store? What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?” The Grinch is right! To me, Christmas means so much more! The Christmas holiday is about celebrating the birth of Jesus. He is the reason for the season. Christmas should be filled with laughter, love, and family traditions. Each year, I spend Christmas with my family, and it doesn’t matter where we are or what we do as long as we are together. The memories we make are lasting treasures, and much better than anything you can wrap in a box. One of my fondest memories of the Christmas season is a tradition we call “Snip Candy Making.” My family comes together before Christmas each year and spends a day making these special candy treats. Ingredients are boiled, and then snipped with scissors before they cool to a rock solid candy. Each batch is made of various colors and flavors. All ages join

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C ommentary Flying the Aardvark By John S. Plantikow (Pilot) and Stanley J. Gudmundson (RN) I spent seven years flying in the right seat of an FB-111A. If there were anything I would do the rest of my life it would be to fly the 111 for two or three hours every day. What a great airplane. The aircraft itself however, was considered to be very controversial as a result, among other things, Col. Stan of SecDef McNamara’s Gudmunsdson decision to field it for both the Air Force and Navy. Consequently it was never given an official name as other USAF airplanes are. Those of in the crew force had our own name for it. Because of its long nose we called it the aardvark, which is Dutch for earth pig. Actually that was appropriate since our mission and the airplane were dedicated to low-level nape of the earth flying. Or put another way, we and it liked being down in the weeds. Down in the weeds being defined by the aircraft’s terrain following radar system that

would have us flying at 1,000 feet above the ground at the highest clearance plane setting and 200 feet at its lowest. We generally didn’t fly supersonic unless we were training at Red Flag in Nevada or conducting a simulated attack on a Navy carrier battle group off the east coast. Code named Seabat these latter exercises occurred a couple of times a year. Essentially, we “launched the fleet” against the Navy using every flyable aircraft from either Plattsurgh AFB, NY or Pease AFB, NH. FB-111s made multiple attacks from all sorts of directions on the battle group. Four of the sorties were flown at supersonic speeds to simulate cruise missile attacks. Two aircraft flew two each and I was fortunate to fly two of them. After departing Plattsburgh, we refueled with KC-135s and then began our supersonic runs. We swept the wings back to 72 degrees, acclerated, then climbed to 40,000 feet to Mach 2.2. At 150 to 200 miles from the battle group we engaged the terrain following radar system to the flight control system for an automatic descent to low altitude. That provided a ten degree pitch down

and an inspiring descent rate of more than 24,000 feet a minute. As we descended we remained in minimum afterburner. As we reached thicker air, the aircraft slowed from Mach 2.2 to around Mach 1.2 or 1.3. The supersonic runs my pilot and I flew didn’t start out just exactly right however. Johnno selected afterburner on both engines but one afterburner (A/B) wouldn’t light. After trying to light it a few times I suggested to John that we put the aircraft into a descent to help us get through Mach 1 to see if the A/B would work at supersonic. He looked at me as if I was nuts but decided to try it anyway. It worked and we were off to the races. Air acts goofy near and above the speed of sound and requires some fancy engine inlet designs to make an aircraft fly supersonic. So why did this work for us? Haven’t a clue. What was the sensation flying a mission like that? Initially it was pretty hard to have much of a sensation at all given that we were in heavy weather for both runs. Until we broke out VFR it was much like being in the simulator. Afterburner operation in most airplanes is really just dumping raw fuel in back of the engine and igniting it for increased thrust.

Letter about county commissioners To the Editor, I write to commend the elected officials of Fillmore County, MN. Of particular note are the County officials who have carefully guided the drafting of two new local mining ordinances. One ordinance governs traditional sand and aggregate mining (for roads, building and livestock bedding). The other is dedicated to a brand new industry, mining of industrial frac sand for export. Fillmore County’s efforts, initiated after a moratorium on sand mining took effect in February, lasted until both ordinances were approved on November 27,

2012. Also praiseworthy are the citizens who bothered to learn about industrial sand mining and attended meetings shaping its future here. Along the way, County meetings taught me more than I ever expected to learn about local affairs. I refer not to mining but a broad range of concerns; permitting, community and economic development, labor relations, public welfare, veterans affairs... Our Commissioners were informed, patient, even wise. And at the same time, they and other Administrators admitted to learning more than they initially expected about this new and looming sand industry. They learned through the open, public process

they allowed. Despite, or maybe because of moments of picketing and protest, it was a respectful, twoway street. If County hearings in general lack for anything, it is for even greater public input. And though our County’s nine months of sand mining meetings were an education in themselves, they were sadly devoid of student attendees. I believe local government would only gain from the involvement of young people, students, and anyone who is part of the future of our little piece of Minnesota. But now it really is up to every citizen to study something new, because industrial sand mining

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That means that most of the aircraft with afterburners like the 111 are enormously inefficient in A/B. The 111’s empty weight was about 50,000 pounds, carried 32,500 pounds internally, and in stage 5, burned over 100,000 pounds of fuel an hour. Moreover, there was a five-minute time limit we could not exceed when the aircraft reached a certain temperature because of heat buildup on the airframe. The FB-111 was designated as a Mach 2.2 aircraft. We discovered though that the engines could push us an awful faster than that. The SR-71, in contrast, weighed about 60,000 pounds and carried a little over 80,000 pounds of fuel. Even with its much more powerful engines it would burn around 30,000 pounds of fuel an hour, at Mach 3+ at and over 70,000 feet. Such was the effect of an engine and inlet design that provided for more efficient ram jet operation. After accelerating, cruising for a time at Mach 2.2, and engaging the automatic TFR system to the autopilot, we were next anticipating reaching 5,000 feet above the water. The radar altimeter rang in and the aircraft pitched down another 2 degrees to 12 degrees at that altitude. That may not seem like much, but believe me it is normally a windscreen full of will change Fillmore County. And the opinions we have held about theoretical sand mines should be weighed against their reality. Be aware. Forward-looking Fillmore County citizens must turn a new leaf, and regard with open eyes and minds the unfolding developments as frac sand mining begins. Anna Loney Lanesboro, MN

dirt. That pitchover told us that the system was operating properly. Especially important for us because we couldn’t yet see the water. As we got closer to our 1,000 foot clearance plane setting, the aircraft began to level off. Since we knew the TFR was working just fine, we selected the 200 feet setting. We broke out at about 1,500 feet above the ocean to see the Navy fleet in front of us. Since I first enlisted in the Navy to start my military career and after having spent a year on the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk, this was a real treat for me. The rate of closure to the fleet was just indescribable. You can’t buy an experience like this. Perhaps this is why video games bore me. We passed over the battle group at a little over 900 knots. That’s 1,035 miles per hour. We did that twice. We had to go back to the tanker of course after the first pass for more fuel. And on the last pass we made our exit from the area by flying around a huge opaque white waterspout that extended from a heavy cloud to the water’s surface. And what did we all learn from this? You will have to ask the Navy.

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C ommentary Why build now, why build in two phases, and why build an elementary first? Submitted by Robin Honken, Ruth Peterson, Anne Spartz Most of us know the issues with both the Peterson and Rushford Facilities. If you don’t, we ask that you request a tour of the buildings and see for yourself the crumbling walls, inefficient spaces, Robin Honken the dungeonlike rooms that house our preschoolers, the lack of bathrooms on the top level, small hallways and stairwells that would make it difficult to quickly exit in case of a fire, the small elevator that barely allows for wheelchair access, the difference in temperature from classroom to classroom. The list goes on and on. What we would like to focus on at this time however, is why build now, why build in two phases, and why build an elementary first. Why build now? The last time the community invested in the R-P facilities was 43 years ago

when the High School gymnasium was built. In addition, the current interest rates are at an all-time low. We’ve heard some say fix what we have. Certainly that is one option; however, this is a costly option. The School District has done a great job of maintaining and fixing what we have while still balancing the budget. One example of this was the installation of a $25,000 ventilation system in the wrestling room after mold was found last year and some wrestlers were getting ill during practice. But, the entire cost to renovate both facilities will run between $10-12 million in Rushford, and $1.7 million in Peterson, and then we will still have old, inefficient buildings. In order to fix what we have, we as local tax payers are going to have to foot the bill, and we still won’t see significant savings in the school district operating budget. Currently, we spend around $115,000 a year now just for electricity and heat for two facilities, which could be greatly reduced in one new energy efficient building. So, we

have to ask ourselves, does that make sense? Why build in two phases? The School Board, Administration, and members from the Facilities Task Force (volunteer local citizens) have spent countless hours researching and evaluating options, consulting with experts, visiting with and providing tours to state and local representatives, lobbying at the state, giving tours to local citizens, meeting with local businesses and groups, and much more. They have done their homework. There are some whoThe wonder why not build the Minnesota entire facility now, rather than in two phases? We would love to see that happen, but is that a likely option, and will the majority of tax payers support that? In 2007, the flood hit Rushford, which gave us an opportunity to ask the state for Display Adhelp. Due to a tight Network state budget, state money wasYour not granted at that time to newspaper fund a new EC-12 building. has agreed to parWhile lobbying at the state level, ticipate were in the 2x2“When individuals asked, wasDisplay the last Ad timeNetwork the R-P comprogram by running munity invested in the school facilities?” The answer these ads in the mainwas 43 news section of your Letter about R-P there have and Peterson School District. stand newspaper (notbeen thesuggesReferendum It appears that the district is in tions made that the repairs classified section of To the Editor, are far too costly to need of some improvements to needed your and newspaper). I am writing with regard to the buildings in Rushford and sustain the onlyAt option times,to be advertisers the direction of the Rushford Peterson. From what I under- appears to build a new may request a specifK-12 Facility over the next few years in Rushford. The cost ic section. However, The City of Lanesboro is seeking out volunteers for could range $15 million the decision is ulti- now Board and Commission positions. for mately a elem building and some up to each where over 20 million for the The City currently has the following Boards and Commissions: Park newspaper. K-12 building. Ads Sorrymay if I don’t Board, Planning and Zoning Commission, Heritage Preservation need be decreased have thattoexactly correct. Commission, Public Utilities Commission, Library Board and slightly in size to fit Economic Development. If you would be interested in volunteering your column sizes. for a future position, please submit an application to the City Office located at 202 Parkway Avenue South. Applications are available on the website at or can be picked up at the City Office. If you have questions, please call 507.467.3722 or e-mail

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years ago. We’re certain that did not help our chances for state funding. So, now we are being asked as a community to fund a $15 million project that would allow for the first of two phases to be completed. The outlook of the state budget is much brighter than it was two years ago, which should also help our chances at obtaining additional funding. Why build an elementary first? Again, after much research and consulting, it was recommended that building an elementary first will do the most to attract new people to town. A strong school district will help a community stay strong and grow. A growing community will see strong businesses and a larger tax base. So, let us recap. •It has been 43 years since we’ve invested in our school facilities and interest rates are at an all-time low, so it is time; •Repairing the current facilities will cost millions, that we as tax payers will need to fund, and then we still have old, inefficient buildings; •The plan to build in two phases will not tax the commu-

nity as much as building all new now; •Community support for phase one will be looked at more favorably by the state as we move towards phase two of this project; •Building an elementary first will do more to attract new people to town, which will help the community and local economy grow. Finally, let’s not forget about the kids who spend about 1,600 hours a year at school. We owe it to our children to provide them a safe, healthy environment to learn and grow, as well as opportunities to utilize advances in technology and the same up-todate learning spaces that children in neighboring districts have. For more information on the referendum, including FAQ’s, myths, and the breakdown of costs to fund the new building, see this website, www., or come to the next open meeting on Dec. 10 at the High School cafeteria, please ask questions, get informed, and then VOTE YES on December 19.

From my point of view the building in Peterson offers two softball fields, a football field, tennis court, and a gymnasium. The building is a brick structure that was built in the 1950s with a fairly new roof. Somewhere I read that it would take 1.7 million dollars to repair this building. Personally I think we should get another estimate. I put in a furnace lately for around $4,000. We could put a new furnace in every room in the

building for probably $60,000. I realize I am not a HVAC guy, but a little common sense has to come into play here. Even if the cost was around $200,000 I believe the community would probably come together to help out to save the school in Peterson. I would be willing to lead a task force to collect bids and look for local contractors and outside investors to complete that project. Jeff Thompson Peterson, MN

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Left to right: Mike Hyland, of Spring Valley, talks with Don Miller of Yaggy Colby Associates and Kjersti Anderson of Mn/D OT. Photo by Barb Jeffers

The Fillmore County Turkey Day Run attracted 54 runners and walkers traveling 10.3 miles from Lanesboro to Preston on the morning of Thanksgiving Day. Photo by Maggie Walsh

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It could always be worse By Jason Sethre Publisher Fillmore County Journal & Olmsted County Journal Cell: 507-251-5297 I have not written a commentary in many, many weeks, and there is a reason why. Dating back to October 25, 2012, I started down a path that would ultimately result in surgery. I had a crippling kidney stone episode that was initially identified as an isolated Jason Sethre incident. Right away, when I first started feeling the pains in the side of my stomache, I had a suspicion that it was a kidney stone. You see, five years ago, I had gone through this once before, and that time also resulted in surgery. I had hoped that this situation wasn’t as horrible as the first time I went through this back in 2007. As it turns out, it was much, much worse. My chronic battle with a relentless kidney stone dragged on until I finally had surgery on

November 16. It was an interesting time, because life doesn’t stop. We were publishing both newspapers, I was attending meetings, and the pains would come and go throughout each week. Ironically, nearly every Thursday, which is our deadline day for the Fillmore County Journal, seemed to be the day in which the disruptive kidney stone chose to make its move. Well, when the stone was moving, this was equivalent to labor pains (for a guy). Essentially, I was incapacitated nearly every Thursday. I even started to joke with the Journal staff when I came into the office that it was Thursday, so my kidney stone was probably going to be acting up. And, like clockwork, it always did. So, the team took care of everything to make sure the Fillmore County Journal came together like always. It sure can make a guy feel like he’s not needed. I love Thursdays, because that is the culmination of all of our work -- every writer, salesperson and graphic designer. Well, the good news is that my kidney stone is gone, the Journal team has let me come back to my old job on Thursdays, and I am humbled by the

entire experience. As much as I didn’t appreciate the distruption in my life caused by this little piece of gravel, I am happy for the good health I do have. Yes, this was humbling, but I always think it could be worse. There are people suffering from challenges that can’t be resolved with one surgical procedure. As I was battling this little rock inside my body, I did some online research on the worst-case-scenario for kidney stones. I found a story about a man from Canada who battled 6,504 kidney stones from the age of 38 to 60, 22 years of his life with an average of 295 stones per year, until he finally had his kidney removed. Well, I’m 38-years-old, so I hope this isn’t the start of a pursuit for the largest stone collection in a future issue of The Guiness Book of World Records. Following my surgery, one of the most important missions I had on my list was to participate in the fourth annual Fillmore County Turkey Day Run, a 10.3 mile run/walk from Lanesboro to Preston via the Root River Trail on Thanksgiving. For me, I participate in this annual event each year because I still can. I am grateful for my health and my family, and this event gives me peaceful moments to reflect on what I am thankful for in my life -- in the presence of God’s Country.

Participants at the 2012 Turkey Day Run:

Mandy Fenske, Rushford (MN); Stacey Kingsley, Rushford (MN); Kimberly Moeller, Chatfield (MN); Becky Severson, Chatfield (MN); Wendy Pfremmer, Preston (MN); Jenifer Dahly, Fountain (MN); Diane Marzolf, Preston (MN); Shirley Endres, Preston (MN); Jessica Marzolf, Preston (MN); Katie Marzolf, Preston (MN); Jill Guy, Spring Valley (MN); Melissa Malley, Preston (MN); Morgan Malley, Preston (MN); Jordan Hall, Preston (MN); Mindy Albrecht, Preston (MN); Julie Smith, Preston (MN); Lindsay Barnes, Preston (MN); Sandy Marzolf, Preston (MN); Pat Ryan, Stewartville (MN); Chris Severson, Ames (IA); Karen Scheevel, Preston (MN); Sherry Kear, Fountain (MN); Sally Bahl, Rochester (MN); Denise Mullen, Chatfield (MN); Mike Mullen, Chatfield (MN); Nick Mullen, Minneapolis (MN); Sue Ostrom, Fountain (MN); Lou Hamann, Fountain (MN); Mike Gjere, Lanesboro (MN); Jamie Anderson, Albert Lea (MN); Kerry Kingsley, Harmony (MN); Bonnie Handmacher, Lanesboro (MN); Steve LaRocque, Lanesboro (MN); Jackie Rehm, Lanesboro (MN); Carla Noack, Kansas City (MO); Peter Graham, Kansas City (MO); Kay Nelson, Spring Valley (MN); Alex Nelson, St. Louis Park (MN); Jim Parker, Spring Valley (MN); Ross Kiehne, Harmony (MN); Tami Christianson, Preston (MN); Carryn Christianson, Ann Arbor (MI); George Lund, Ann Arbor (MI); Mary Schwarz, Fountain (MN); Jason Schwarz, Fountain (MN); Alyssa Christianson, Preston (MN); Craig Britton, Preston (MN); Jarad Christianson, Boulder (CO); David Wray, Minneapolis (MN); Dan Christianson, Preston (MN); Amanda Larsen, Rochester (MN); Jason Sethre, Fountain (MN).

By Barb Jeffers Highway 16 between Spring Valley and Preston will be getting resurfaced beginning in early June 2013. Information about the project was given to the public at an open house held on December 6th, 2012 at the Spring Valley Community Center. In attendance were Kjersti Anderson, Project Manager, Kristin Kammueller, Community Relations Coordinator, and Don Miller, of Yaggy Colby Associates, Inc. to give information and answer questions about the project. This will be a major project with sixteen miles of road to be repaired at a cost of 4.8 million dollars. The project is part of Governor Mark Dayton’s “Better Roads Program.” The Better Roads Program is special funding that is set aside specifically to be used for lower volume roads with poor pavement. There are several Better Roads Program projects happening in the state and in our district. According to Kristin Kammueller of the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT), “this is a unique project because of the Better Roads Program,” due to the fact that the program allows the road to be repaired earlier than it would have been otherwise. According to Harlan Schmidt, who attended the open house, the last time this stretch of road was resurfaced was in 1983, and it is showing its age. The work being done on Highway 16 entails “mill and overlay” which in simply means resurfacing. Don Miller stated “it will not be total reconstruction, we will be taking the old surface off and putting a new one on.” One and onehalf inches of pavement will be milled off and 3 inches of new laid down, which will raise

the grade by an inch and a half. Along with the resurfacing, there will be 20 culvert repairs, 50 concrete joints will be reconstructed, and guardrails will be replaced. During part of the project there will be two detours. The first detour will be on County Road 12 and County Road 5. The second detour will be on Highway 80 and Hwy 52. These detours will happen during the culvert replacement phase of the project only which will take approximately six weeks. Following the culvert replacement the road will be open for traffic. The people who live on the road will be able to get to their homes throughout the project. Kjersti Anderson stated that they “will know in February who the contractor is” for the project. The end result will be new pavement with twelve foot lanes and two foot shoulders on each side. The project is slated to be finished in early Fall of 2013. Mike Hyland, of Hyland Motor Company, attended the open house because the business is located on Highway 16 in Spring Valley. Mike said there are many reasons he is concerned due to the fact that they drive big heavy equipment and road construction will be taking place during haying season. Mike is also worried about customers being able to get to Hyland Motor Company during road construction. Other road construction will be taking place in the area at the same time. Highway 52 to Lanesboro will have mill and overlay done, and Highway 16 from Lanesboro to Rushford will also have improvements made. Highway 16 from Lanesboro to Rushford may be an alternate plan and could be either blacktop or concrete.

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Obituaries Richard Edwin Hovelson Richard Edwin “Dick” Hovelson, 76, of Preston, died Wednesday, November, 28, 2012, at his home. Richard was born on December 20, 1935, in Preston, the son of Clair and Evelyn (Wiegand) Hovelson. He graduated Preston high school in 1953. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Army and was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri for two years. He was then in the Army reserves for several years. After the Army he worked with his father painting, repairing barns, homes and doing general construction work. His hobbies included, building wooden toys, puppets, weaving rugs and playing Santa Claus. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Preston Lions Club, the Garden Club and was president of the historical society. Richard is survived by one brother, James (Karel) of Cornelius, North Carolina; one sister, Linda (Dennis) Wead, of Preston; sister-in-law, Elaine (Bob) Maust, of Preston; niece, Sara (Blaine) York, and two special great nephews, Zaccary and Harlee Wead of Lanesboro; nieces and nephews, Barbara (Wayne) Ristau of Lanesboro; Bruce (Michell) Hovelson of Chatfield; Brian (Denise) Hovelson of


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Byron; Brenda (Marvin) Ristau of Preston; Jeff (Karen) Hovelson of Tucson, Arizona; Douglas Hovelson of Mooresville, North Carolina; and Jeanne Thurman of Cornelius, North Carolina. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Robert. Memorial services were held on Saturday, December 1, 2012, at Thauwald Funeral Home Preston with Pastor David Jore officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Mary Jane McCabe Mary Jane McCabe, age 88, of Mabel, Minnesota died unexpectedly Monday, December 3, 2012. Mary Jane was born May 9, 1924, in Ridgeway, Iowa to Thomas and Elizabeth (McCormick) McConnell. She attended country school and then Cresco High School. On January 10, 1942, she married Leonard McCabe in Bluffton, Iowa. They farmed in the Coldwater area for a short time before moving to the Amherst area and then Mabel area where she helped with the chores and milking the cows by hand. In 1966 they moved into Mabel. She also worked at Control Data in Spring Grove and Rush Products in Rushford, and then at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel for 24 years as a Nurses Aid. Leonard later passed away on May 19,

1986. She was a member of the St. Olaf Catholic Church in Mabel and enjoyed keeping up on current events through the newspaper, watching and listening to sporting events, crocheting, knitting, and most of all visiting with family and friends. Mary Jane is survived by seven children Darrell (Doris) of Lanesboro; Dennis (Cindi) of Roland, Iowa; Loren (Barb) of Mabel; Mark (Gloria Moen) of Harmony; Dave (Sonia) of Chatfield; Marcia (Richard) Larson of Mabel; and Susie (Gary) Morken of Mabel; 22 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a brother Francis McConnell. She was preceded in death by her husband Leonard; four brothers Edward, Lucian, Roger, and Jimmy; and two grandchildren Nicki Majerus and Rick Larson. Funeral Mass was Saturday, December 8, 2012, at the St. Olaf Catholic Church in Mabel, Minnesota with Father Shawn Haremza officiating. Burial was in the Mabel Public Cemetery. Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel assisted with arrangements. Otto Roy Meyer Otto Roy Meyer, Jr. died peacefully on Saturday, December 1, 2012, at St. Marys Hospital, surrounded by his loving family at the age of 93. Otto was born December 9,

1918, on the family farm in rural Wykoff, to Otto Meyer, Sr. and Amanda (Affeldt) Meyer. Otto was the 9th of 12 children, and attended Forestville Township school in Forestville Township, to the eighth grade. Otto then helped on the family farm working “the 80” with his parents and siblings. On September 25, 1940, Otto married Helen Marcia Rollie, and they lived and farmed on the Alma Rollie family farm until 1950. In 1950 they bought a farm four miles south of Wykoff and lived and farmed there for 20 years. In the early 1960’s iron ore was discovered on the farmland, and for several years was mined by the Hanna Mining Company. Otto retired from farming in 1970, and Otto and Helen then sold the farm and built a new house one mile south of Wykoff. He then helped Helen run her greenhouse business and drove school bus part time, until Otto started at Forestville State Park as a maintainance worker, and stayed for the next 20 years. In 1988 Otto and Helen built their dream home, a log cabin in the woods, near Forestville State Park. They lived there together happily until Helen passed away in 1993. Otto continued to live in the log home until 2002, then bought a small home and moved to the town of Wykoff. In 2009, Otto moved to the assisted living at Spring Valley Senior Living

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Center and finally lived at the Care Center to the present time. Otto was a dairy, livestock, and crop farmer for much of his life, and loved the farm life. Otto was always a very active and busy man, and had many hobbies and talents, and especially loved music. At the age of 16 he learned to play guitar and played for many barn dances and house parties. He also played a mouth organ (harmonica), banjo, concertina and mandolin, and continued to play music and sing to the end of his life, and entertained with his mouth organ at the Care Center on many occasions. Otto loved the outdoors and nature, and loved to fish, and spent many happy days trout fishing on the Root River, or fishing on the Mississippi from shore or on his pontoon. His sons took him on many fishing trips to Canada and other places. Otto also enjoyed going up north with his family for years to enjoy Lake Miltona in Alexandria every summer for a week long family gathering and to fish. During his farming years Otto had a team of ponies that he drove with a wagon along side Helen in several Wykoff Fall Fest parades, dressed in old time clothes. Otto and Helen liked to travel and do sightseeing, and after he retired from farming they travSee OBITUARIES Page 10 

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

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Olmsted County Journal • Rochester MN 507.288.5201 Daytripper • Rochester MN 507.288.5201 Studio-A-Photography • Preston MN 507.251.6372 Saetersdal Lutheran Church ………………………Sundays - 10:30am 21447 Co. Rd. 30, Rural Harmony, MN Scheie Lutheran Church ……………………………Sundays - 9:30am PO Box 88, Mabel, MN 55954 (507) 493-5680 St Columban Church ………………………………Sundays - 9:30am 408 Preston St NW # 2, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765 -3886 St Ignatius Catholic Church ………………………Sundays - 10:30am 213 W Franklin St, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-7565 St John’s Lutheran Church …………………………Sundays - 9:00am 241 Line St S, Wykoff, MN 55990 (507) 352-2296 St John’s Lutheran Church …………………………Sundays - 10:00am 31497 Highway 43, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-2585 St Joseph’s Catholic Church ………………………Sundays - 10:00am 103 N Mill St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-2257 St Mark ’s Lutheran Church ………………………Sundays - 9:00am 104 E North St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-7111 St Marys Catholic Church ….......Sat. - 5:00pm & Sun. - 11:00am 405 Twiford St SW, Chatfield, MN 55923 (507) 867-3148 St Matthews Episcopal Church ……………………Sundays - 9:30am 100 Fillmore St SE, Chatfield, MN 55923-1219 (507) 867-3707 St Matthew’s Lutheran Church ……………………Sundays - 9:00am Harmony, MN 55939 (Granger) (507) 772- 4474 St Olaf Catholic Church … Sun. (1st & 2nd) - 10:30am & (3rd & 4th) - 8:45am 114 N Locust, Mabel, MN 55954 (507) 493-5268 St Patrick ’s Church Hall ………………………...…Sundays - 8:00am Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-2480 St Paul Lutheran Church ………Sun. - 10:00am & Wed. - 7:00pm 128 Fillmore St SE, Chatfield, MN 55923 (507) 867- 4604 St Paul’s Lutheran Church ……………………....Sundays - 10:30am Harmony, MN 55939 (Big Springs) (507) 886-8175 Sumner Center United Methodist Church ………Sundays - 10:30am 9 miles N. of Spring Valley on Co. Rd. 1 (507) 378- 4801 The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints-Sundays - 10:00am 21257 US Hwy 52 South Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765 - 4551 Trinity Fellowship ELCA …………………………Sundays - 10:00am 110 S Mill St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-7211 Trinity Lutheran Church …………………………Sundays - 10:30am 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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eled to many places in the U.S. by themselves and with their friends. He liked to play cards, watch football, hunted deer and pheasant, enjoyed carpentry and woodworking, and liked to old-time dance. He and Helen attended many old-time dances at the Wykoff Fire Hall over the years. Otto was a volunteer Fire Warden for the State of Minnesota for many years. He was a member of the Farmer’s Union for many years, and worked tirelessly on the Wykoff Fall Fest committee for several years. Otto was a hard worker and was always willing to help out when needed or asked. He helped his children and his family on countless occasions in many ways over the years when needed. Otto was a lifelong and faithful member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wykoff, was baptized there, and served as a deacon and on the church board for several years. He was a faithful Christian and loved the Lord. Otto also loved his family and was well loved by everyone who knew him. Otto is survived by his children, Roger (Mary) Meyer of Wayzata, Minn., Gary (Devon-

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na) Meyer of Kellogg, Minn., Marcy (Jerry) Allen of Rochester, Minn., and Shelly Meyer of Dodge Center, Minn.; 15 grandchildren; 27 great -grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren; brother, Marvin (Darlene) Meyer of Spring Valley; and sisters, Amanda Laue of Pine Island and Magdalene Jeske of Spring Valley; and many, many nieces and nephews. Otto was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Helen Meyer of 53 years; and brothers, Walter Meyer, Ernest Meyer, Alfred Meyer, Ervin Meyer, Paul Meyer, Edward Meyer, and sisters, Martha Rollie and Edna Schultz. Funeral services were held on Thursday, December 6, 2012, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wykoff. Internment followed at the St. John Lutheran Cemetary in Wykoff following the funeral. Thauwald Funeral Home of Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements

Beverly Joan Mossing was born May 26, 1928, in Langdon, N. Dakota to Granville and Clarice (Nelson) Mossing. She graduated high school in 1946 in Crosby, N. Dakota. She attended college at Concordia in Moorhead, Minn. She worked for North Western Bell for 28 years, retiring in 1985. Bev was a member of the Qwest Pioneers and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family and her cats. She is survived by many relatives; and many friends she considered her family. She was preceded in death by her foster sister, LaVonne (Cory) Cunningham; and her brother, Robert. A memorial service was on Friday, December 7, 2012, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes’ Chapel with the Reverend Karna Hagen officiating. Burial was in Chatfield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to Paws and Claws in Rochester.

Beverly J. Mossing Beverly “Bev” J. Mossing, 84, of Rochester, formerly of Chatfield, died Saturday, December 1, 2012, at Sunrise Cottages.

Arlo D. Rowland Arlo D. Rowland, 86, of Chatfield, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield. Arlo Duane Rowland was

Harmony completes 2012 charity drive The 61st Harmony Community Chest Drive has been completed. A total of $8,288 was collected via a solicitation mailing and a doorto-door campaign. This amount is down from 2011, when $8,617 was donated. Contributions were distributed as follows: Harmony Ambulance, $2000; Harmony Library, $600; Harmony Girl Scouts, $150; Harmony-Preston Boy Scouts, $100; DAC Fillmore County, $150; Maple Leaf Services, $200; Salvation Army, Fillmore County, $900; Courage Center, $400; United Cerebral Palsy of MN, $200; Juvenile Diabetes, $200; MS Society, MN Chapter, $200; Red Cross, SE MN Chapter, $1200; ARC, SE MN, $600; Heart Ass’n, Midwest, $400; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation,

$200; Arthritis Foundation, N. Central, $250; Cancer Society Midwest $300; Fillmore County Habitat for Humanity, $150. Organizers gratefully thank the city for assisting with the mailing, the Harmony Community for its financial support, and the solicitors who went door-to-door. These solicitors were: Robert Johnson, Sharon Christianson, Susie Hahn, Ken Gunderson, Vicky Tribon, Drucie Milne, Phil Burkholder, Bonnie Bakken, Mary Ann Johnson, Cindy Ofstedal, June Wilt, and Gene Richardson. Officers of the Community Chest are Carroll Armstrong, Chairman, Carol Rhodes, Secretary, and Kay Himlie, Treasurer, all of whom also solicitated door-todoor.

The Official Legal Newspaper for Fillmore County born Dec. 15, 1925, to Merle and Maggie Rowland in Gary (Deuel County), South Dakota. Arlo lived with his parents in southwestern Minnesota until moving to a farm in Sibley County near Gaylord in 1933. He attended school in Gaylord and served with the Army during World War II. Arlo served again during the Korean Conflict. He married Janice Redman in Winthrop on Sept. 24, 1947. They were blesses with three sons. In August 2010, Arlo moved to the Chatfield Care Center because of health reasons. Arlo is survived by his wife, Janice of Chatfield; sons, Douglas (Kimi); Steven (Nancy); and Neil all of Chatfield; seven grandchildren, Renee Bennett of Harlingen, Texas; Mickey (friend, Tanya) Rowland of Rochester; Gregory (Melinda) Rowland of St. Paul; Michele Rowland of Beltox, Texas; Scott Rowland, Adam (Trista) Rowland and Benjamin (Katie) Rowland all of Chatfield; seven greatgrandchildren; brothers, Ardell Rowland (friend, Mary) of Scottville, Mich.; Alan (Laurie) Rowland of Burnsville; sisters, Elva Senske; Eunice (Alex) Gasow; Mavis (John) Siewert; Lorna Kuphal; Lois Frauendienst all

Fillmore County - Award of Automatic External Defibrillators A kick-off event celebrating Fillmore County’s award of a competitive three-year grant to provide Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) throughout the county will be held on Wednesday, December 19 from 1-3 p.m. in the Boardroom located in the County Courthouse. This celebration will provide residents with an opportunity to learn more about the grant project and about the leading cause of heart events, heart disease. Special guest speaker will be Dr. Roger White from Mayo Clinic’s Department of Internal Medicine/Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. White is part of Mayo’s Department of Emergency Medicine, the City of Rochester and Olmsted County’s Defibrillation Program, and is the Co-Medical Director of Mayo Clinic’s Medical Transport/Gold Cross ambulance service. Also speaking will be the County Board Chair and

Rochester Police Officer Tom Kaase and Fillmore County Sheriff Daryl Jensen. With the award of this grant, Fillmore County residents are on their way to having the life-saving power of AEDs within reach. The County has been awarded this opportunity through the Health Resources and Services Administration Division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The focus of this federal grant is to get AEDs in rural communities which normally have longer than average response times and therefore lose precious time getting this vital resource to patients. All Fillmore County cities and

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and Marcia Tollefson of Mabel, Minn. Parents of the bride are Brian and Becky Peterson of Decorah, Iowa and Kevin Suckow of Owatonna, Minn. Adam is a 2004 high school graduate of Mabel-Canton High School and college graduate of Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He currently works as an Automotive Technician at Hansen Tire

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a list for Christmas gifts that did not include the expensive “must have” toys of the season. Instead, I found gifts to read, create, invent, and spark the imagination, toys the children used long after the battery-operated ones given to them. We are fortunate to have the Lanesboro Arts Center, Rochester Arts Center, and the Studio Art Tours in our area. For a small gallery, the Lanesboro Arts Center has a talented, eclectic mix of juried artists, high quality exhibits, and recently a poetry reading by Christopher Robinson and art demonstration by Joni Finnegan. Barbara Keith’s mosaic art, on display currently, is a visual feast for the senses. Each design is formed from intricate pieces of stained glass, placed to shape people in motion, animals, landscapes, and my favorite, a train. Her Mosaic Zoo in ABC’s graces the children’s wing of a hospital in LA and can be purchased as a book, Mosaic Zoo: ABC, from As Franklin D Roosevelt once said, “Art is not a treasure in the past or an importation from another land, but part of the present life of all living and creating peoples.”

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By Paul Trende For the first full week of girl’s basketball, a theme developed. It was simple and indicative of the early season. Four of the county’s gal’s squads took the floor with new head coaches. That meant (likely) new systems. All six of the county’s girl’s teams took the floor with roster turnover (per the norm of a new season). That meant new rolls and rotations. Every team was a work in progress. Cougars Coming of Age Lanesboro and Mabel-Canton were two of the four squads with new coaches, Kelly McMillen for the Burros, Adam Wilder for the Cougars. The two SEC rivals met up in Lanesboro for their conference opener. When it comes to girl’s sports, M-C isn’t necessarily known for its basketball. Volleyball is the Cougar gals’ sport, and everyone knows it. Nonetheless, the likes of Lydia Geving, Christy Welscher, Carly McCabe, and Sara Lind have dutifully played b-ball in the winter over the past couple of seasons. They’ve probably wondered why a few times. As underclassmen on varsity, they endured some pretty rough games. But 2012-2013 is a new year and finally the Cougar gals have come of age. For opening night, their starting line-up actually looked like a varsity lineup, or one with all juniors and seniors (including the four girls above). Finally, Cougar basketball (at least for one night) handed somebody else a “rough” game. It took a little while for M-C to get rolling. Eight of their first 11 possessions ended in turnovers. By just past the midway point

of the first half, they had ten giveaways and Lanesboro led 10-5. But M-C shored up their ball handling for the rest of the half, and almost every shot they took went in (they made 8 of their last 10 FG’s). The results: a 14-2 run and 28-22 halftime lead. In the second half, it was more Cougars making baskets, shooting lights out. For the game, M-C converted a gaudy 23 of 37 field goals (62 percent). Lanesboro, conversely, was 16 of 55 (29 percent) including 0-8 from downtown. The end result was a 56-42 victory for M-C. Welscher (18 points on 8 of 11 shooting, 10 rebounds), Geving (13 points on 5 of 6 shooting, 5 assists), McCabe (11 points on 4 of 8 shooting), and Lind (11 points on 5 of 7 shooting) all were in double figures. They accounted for all but three of the M-C’s points. Lanesboro senior point guard Johanna Bearson fought the foursome hard, scoring 18 in a losing effort. Alisa Warnes had 10 points and 9 rebounds. Sophomore Olivia Haug scored 8 points and had 9 rebounds off the Burro bench. Knights Down Trojans The other two county girl’s teams with new coaches, Kingsland (Jill Thalmann) and Rushford-Peterson (Terry Pelzl) also hooked for some county-on-county action. R-P was probably the team that was the biggest work in progress. Early on the Trojans were piranhas on the offensive glass. They snared 13 first half caroms. Unfortunately, most of that effort was for naught on the scoreboard. R-P only had three first half second-chance-points. All in all

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they struggled from the field offensively, going a good chunk of the first half without points. The Knights defense was partially to blame. They benefited from it fully on the scoreboard. R-P’s draught paved the way for Kingsland to turn a 12-11 lead into a 28-16 halftime advantage. The Knights kept it up in the second half. They used their length (four girls 5’10”) to pass for some easy buckets. Forward Marissa Bornholdt was the most recurrent receiver. The junior was 5 of 10 from the field for 10 points, all from in close. Returning All-Conference selection Cheyenne Losey took things into her own hands at times, taking the ball to the bucket. She led Kingsland with 13 points while also snaring 8 rebounds and divvying out 4 assists. The Knights defense, passing, and depth (they regularly rotated ten versus R-P’s seven), plus a couple threepointers by Melinda Woods, allowed Kingsland to only expand on their halftime lead. The black and silver built a 47-25 lead and prevailed 47-34. Amy Todd, R-P’s return standout, paced the Trojans with 10 points. Gophers Warp and Contort LARP A pair of “Lean and Mean” county affiliated wrestling programs, each sporting a trio of state ranked wrestlers, began the year facing each other in Chatfield. The Gophers, a tough Class A program, hosted Lewiston-Altura/Rushford-Peterson, a tough Class AA program. Out of the gate, Gopher 108-pounder Jared Goldsmith gave Chatfield some early momentum. The sophomore came out and got a second period pin of L-A/R-P’s 8th-ranked 8th grader, McCoy Tekautz. L-A/R-P evened the score at 6-6 a weight later (113), with Josh Doerr getting a pin. But from there, Chatfield went on a run. They got three straight pins from (6th ranked) Hank Friederichs (120), Tye Bentz (126), and A.J. Riley (132). Harvey Friederichs got the forfeit ‘W’ at 138. Ryan Meeker (145) and (8th ranked) Alex Haffner (152) then grappled out 11-3 and 14-5 major-

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ity decision victories to give the Gophers a commanding 38-6 lead. L-A/R-P senior Tucker Speltz stopped the bleeding at 160 with a pin. Cody Bly (C) defeated Nick Hoff (LARP) at 170 in the meets most competitive start to finish match of the night. The teams split victories in the final four weights. Jacob Bleess (195) got a pin and Justin Viss (220) a 10-1 major decision for the Gophs. Eighth ranked Greg Johnson (182) and Evan Bain (285) put shoulder to mat for L-A/R-P. Chatfield got the team victory 51-24. L-A/R-P wrestled without their 3rd-ranked 160-pounder Jordan Theede. Theede suffered a concussion at the end of the football season, ironically tackling Chatfield’s Alex Haffner. Jordan will wrestle this season. BBB 11-30 •Winona-Cotter 60, Lanesboro 51 (L: Erik Peterson 15 pts (5-10 from deep); Kole Ruud 15 pts (4-8 from deep),

9 rebs, 4 assists; Luke Rogers 14 pts. W-C: Kyle Kerrigan 15 pts; Jon Eichman 14 pts. TO’s: L 31, W-C 22. FT’s: L 8-20, W-C 18-23. Score was 53-51 (Cotter leading) with 1:00 to go. Ramblers scored final seven points) 12-1 •Kingsland 45, Lake City 61 (K: Jacob Rindels 13 pts; Filip Swanson 12 pts, 9 rebs; Marcus Plaehn 11 pts, 8 rebs. LC: Knights trailed 34-22 at half, cut lead to two midway thru second, only for Tigers to go on a 15-2 run) •Spring Grove 56, MabelCanton 42 (M-C: Justin Ward 16 pts (8 of 12 FGs); Noah Manning 3 pts, 8 rebs, 6 assists. SG: Blaine Storlie 32 pts. FTs: M-C 1-6, SG 14-21) GBB 11-27 •Southland 61, Kingsland 53 (K: C. Losey 16 pts, 6 rebs; Lizzie Tart 12 pts, 6 rebs; Jessi Kaster 9 pts, 4 assists, 3 stls; M. Bornholdt 8 pts, 5 rebs, 4 See SPORTS Page 13 

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Fillmore County Sports eight FTs to help close the door. FG %: South 50 (22-44), Chat Continued from Page 12 35 (19-54)) assists. S: Jana Schammel 20; •Spring Grove 61, M-C 35 Megan Mullenbach 11) (M-C: S. Lind 7 pts, 5 rebs. SG: •Caledonia 66, R-P 38 (R-P: Addy Cross 16; Nicki Ellingson A. Todd 15; Cody Manfull 10. 12) C: Maddy Mullins 19 pts, 5 •St. Charles 64, FC 33 (FC: rebs; Maria Fruechte 12 pts, M. Malley 13. SC: Jessica 10 stls; Taylor Winjim 12 pts, Brubaker 21 pts, 11 rebs. FC is 9 stls. Warriors led 29-18 at 0-2 in league/overall) halftime) 12-1 •Chatfield 59, Wabasha-Kel- •Kingsland 32, Lake City 57 logg 37 (C: Sidney Irish 16 (K: C. Losey 18 pts & 7 rebs. (four 3’s); MaKenzie Miller 16 Knights are 1-1 in 3-Rivers, 2-3 pts, 7 rebs. Gophers led 44-13 overall) at halftime, played everyone, 12 •Chatfield 51, Rochesterof which, scored.) Lourdes 38 (C: M. Miller 22 pts •Fillmore Central 34, P-E-M (7-12 FG’s), 11 rebs; K. Keefe 78 (FC: Morgan Malley 9. 13 pts, 4 assists. R-L: Betsey PEM: Karlie Gilbeck 22 pts, 9 Daley 12 pts, 10 rebs. Gophers rebs) are 2-1 overall, 1-1 in 3-Rivers) 11-30 Wrestling •Southland 64, Chatfield 53 11-29 (C: S. Irish 12 pts (three 3’s), •P-E-M 49, FCLMC 24 5 assists; M. Miller 11 pts, 11 (Wolves got pins from Niko rebs; Kirsten Keefe 9 pts, 6 Anderson (170), Monty Holm assists. S: J. Schammel 24 (10 (182), and Jarrett Brown (220). of 16 FG’s, three 3’s); Haley Connor Hanson (132) and Kirkpatrick 22 (6 of 9 FG’s). Andy Love (138) won via 7-1 Southland broke a close game and 3-1 decisions. P-E-M won (35-34) open in the 2nd half via pin four times, via decision with a 14-3 run (49-37). Threes twice, and via forfeit thrice) by Morgan Henry and Candace 12-01 Gould got Chatfield to within •New Prague Invite (Chatfield five (50-45) at about the 6:00 beat Sibley East (35-31), St. mark. The Rebs made their final Peter (43-25), Waseca (72-12), and Cannon Falls/Randolph (42-29). They lost to New Prague (32-31); Justin Viss, wrestling heavyweight, had a chance at the team win (needed a pin for 6 points), but won by


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major decision (4 points). Hank Friederichs (120) was 5-0 (two pins, tech fall, two forfeits). Harvey Friederichs (138) was 5-0 (four pins, decision). A. Haffner (152) was 5-0 (three pins, major decision, decision). J. Goldsmith (106) was 4-1 (three pins, decision win, decision loss to the #2 ranked AA wrestler). A.J. Riley (132) was 4-1 (two major decisions, decision, forfeit ‘W,’ and lost 1-0 to the #1 ranked 120-pounder in AA). C. Bly (170/182) was 4-1 (two pins, decision, forfeit ‘W’, decision loss). Chatfield’s record is 5-1) •Rochester Tournament (L-A/ R-P beat Stewartville (47-27) and P-E-M (40-33). They lost to Rochester-John Marshall (4324). M. Tekautz (106) was 3-0 (two tech falls, pin). J. Doerr (113) was 3-0 (two pins, major decision). N. Hoff (170) was 3-0 (major decision, decision, pin). G. Johnson (182) was 3-0 (two decisions, pin). L-A/R-P’s dual record is 2-2) •Winona Invite (FCLMC finished 10th of 11 teams. Niko Anderson took 1st at 170, going 3-0 (pin, major decision, 6-2 decision in final). Monty Holm took 4th at 182, going 1-2 (decision win, pinned, decision loss). Alex Fishbaugher (126), Connor Hanson (132), and Andy Love (138) all took 5th, losing 1st or 2nd round matches only to run the gauntlet in the consolation bracket.

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home in Fillmore county in 2009, according to the Habitat for Humanity Winona - Fillmore counties website ( The Harmony Steering Committee includes Todd Himlie, Chair, Ralph Beastrom, Janet Christianson, Claudia Grehl, Nan Huggenvik, Joy Johnson, Jerry Shuck, Sue Sikkink, Frank Tribon, and Melissa VanderPlas. According to Megan Grebe, Community Outreach Development Coordinator of Habitat for Humanity Winona Fillmore Counties, stated, “The Harmony community has been very supportive and there has been a core group of retired individuals who have put in a lot of hours on the house so far.” Other groups who have come to work are F&M Community Bank, Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, The Amish Community, and Lanesboro United Methodist

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Church, according to Grebe. During the Winter there will be groups volunteering from Fillmore Central School and the Spring Valley Ministerial Association working on the home. Teri and her children, which include Haven (8), Aalyiah (5), Teahya (4), Tatum (2), and Tannen (1) are looking forward to having the house completed by June 1, 2013. Haven, who prefers to be called “Bubba,” said that having a new home of their own will be “great” and he is “very excited” to move in. The moving in date is growing closer, as Megan Grebe reports that siding will begin any day if the weather cooperates. Habitat for Humanity has other programs such as ReStore which is a discount building materials store that supports Habitat for Humanity construction. The public can find donated remodeling materials of all kinds as well as other items such as furniture at the area ReStores at lower prices. Perhaps you need to replace one

Fillmore County District Court November 27, 2012, Riley Jordan Joefs, 31 of Spring Valley, appeared before Judge Robert Benson at the Fillmore County Courthouse. He was charged with Assault in the 2nd Degree, which has a maximum penalty of 7 years, $14,000 or both; Terroristic Threats- reckless disregard for risk, which has a maximum penalty of 5 years, $10,000 or both; and two counts of Assault in the 5th Degree, each with a maximum penalty of 90 days, $1,000 or both. The charges stem from an incident in which Joefs reported two people had assaulted him, and had his leg broken. Joefs got into a fight with two men, and one of them allegedly ran his foot over with a car. Joefs ran after them, they got into a fight, one of the men allegedly assaulted Joefs, and Joefs allegedly pulled out a knife and threatened him. Joefs was released on his own recognizance and $14,000 unconditional bail, and his next court appearance is January 16, 2013. December 3, 2012, Kenneth Lee Koch, 24 of Harmony, appeared before Judge Benson for sentencing. He was found guilty of violating a no contact

order within ten years of first two or more convictions. He was sentenced to the Commissioner of Corrections for 15 months, which was stayed for five years. He was also given five years supervised probation, and 90 days at the Fillmore County Jail with credit for 33 days served. James Robert Branch, 37 of Harmony, was charged with two counts of Domestic Assault and two counts of Disorderly Conduct. The charges stem from an incident in which Branch was fighting with his fiancé, and he had allegedly been drinking and allegedly assaulted her. He was given $1,000 conditional bail, and $3,000 unconditional, and must not go within 100 feet of victim’s workstation. Erin Jean Hanson, 31 of Rushford, was charged with aiding an offender to avoid arrest- harbor/conceal. Police found a convicted felon who had allegedly been staying at a house that belonged to Hanson’s father, and Hanson allegedly knew he was there and knew that police were looking for him. Hanson was released on her own recognizance with $5,000 conditional bail.

tile in your bathroom and stores no longer carry your particular tile. ReStore may be the place to find that tile and save you from an expensive bathroom remodel. When remodeling a home on a budget, ReStore can be a way to save yourself some money as well. Habitat for Humanity’s newest program is “A Brush With Kindness,” which helps low income homeowners with exterior home improvements. Megan Grebe explains “A Brush With Kindness” is “a service to help homeowners with minor exterior home repairs, from painting and landscaping to wheel chair ramps to whatever can be accomplished with volunteers.” There are volunteers at the ready waiting for applications to come in from homeowners in need. For further information on Habitat for Humanity, or to volunteer, contact Megan Grebe at or phone (507) 459-4199. The ideal volunteer group size is 6 -12 people over the age of 16. Michael Adam Skurdahl, 36 of Rochester, appeared before Judge Benson for sentencing. He was found guilty of Check Forgery and sentenced to the St. Cloud Correctional Facility for 19 months, which was stayed for five years. He also received five years supervised probation, and 166 days in the Fillmore County Jail, with credit for 97 days served. Izaak Winter Parker, 38 of Winona, also appeared before Judge Benson for sentencing. He was found guilty of receiving stolen property, and was sentenced to the Commissioner of Corrections for 15 months with credit for 340 days served.

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year. Reicks said the additional $1,800 for Luhmann may be prudent because of the trail issue. A ruling on the appeal is expected possibly in February. •There were two proposals to do the city audit. A proposal from Pam Ristau CPA was accepted for 2012-2013 for $10,400 per year. Smith, Schafer and Associates, Ltd had submitted a proposal of $14,500 for 2012 and $15,200 for 2013. •The city policy for rental of the council room was changed from an availability of 24/7 for public and private use to an availability only when city hall is open. The reason for the limitation is the cost and sensitivity of the electronics that were added during the recent remodel.

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towns are going through similar staffing challenges. If a lack of volunteers persists, the EMT service may be suspended, and the crew may only serve as a first responder squad. This means that the squad would respond to emergency calls, but would not be allowed to transport those seeking medical attention. A victim would also need to wait for a neighboring EMT team for transport. Lamon said that it would be nice to have a minimum of 20 people on the Lanesboro ambulance team to keep an EMT status and keep quick response times. Training for EMT status is near 160 hours and there are additional hours for refresher courses every couple of years. Mayor Steve Rahn commented on the complexity for volunteers putting in this many hours saying it is a problem. Rahn suggested a meeting with Senator Jeremy Miller and Representative Greg Davids to address such high requirements. For now, the Lanesboro ambulance crew has changed the structure of its leadership to function more efficiently with its lack of members. Instead of having squad leaders, the new structure will consist of a director and assistant director. The director position will be filled by Dave Haugan while the assistant director position has yet to be filled. Also, a letter will soon be published in local papers detailing the situation. For interested prospective ambulance volunteers, a meeting will be held January 5, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. 2013 Budget— Truth in Taxation Another important issue brought up at the meeting was the proposed 2013 budget. The proposed budget included a four percent levy increase from $435,306 to $452,700—a pro-

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posed increase of $17,394. The public had the opportunity to express input because the annual Truth in Taxation hearing took place. Present were Rick Lamon, Colleen Lamon, and Richard Horihan. Horihan stated he was dissatisfied with the increase because of the contributing impact it had on his taxes. He urged the council to make marginable cuts to the proposed budget. Following the Truth in Taxation Hearing, the board looked into possible cuts and decided to make the budget equivalent to last year’s—at zero percent increase or no change. In order to achieve this, the council cut $7,500 from the “community sustainment” portion of the budget, which would have been a new addition in 2013. Also, the council cut the remaining $9,894 from the “unallocated expense” area, which is usually used in unplanned emergencies or unexpected situations. Even with the cut, there is still $25,262 in the “unallocated expense” area. After making the budget a zero percent increase from the 2012 budget, the council approved a motion to finalize the 2013 budget. Other Business The council approved liquor licenses for 2013 for the Lanesboro Art Center. The council also accepted a $300,000 grant for the city dam. A resolution for cooperative snow removal was approved for Highway 250 within Lanesboro. Finally, the board approved the Lanesboro Christmas Carnival to use the Community Center free of charge. Before adjourning, City Administrator Bobbi Vickerman noted that the city office will close at noon on both Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. Also, the city office will be closed both Tuesday, December 25 and Tuesday, January 1, 2013, in observance of Christmas Day and New Years Day.


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Sue Whitney, owner of GetFresh Vintage, stands along side two of the Farkle sisters who help her in the new shop in Lanesboro. Photo by Mitchell Walbridge inspired by fashion and interior For the future of GETBy Mitchell Walbridge Many people are familiar design she makes use of “pretty FRESH, Sue Whitney plans on with the expression, “One man’s and practical” objects that she closing for the winter months junk is another man’s treasure,” finds. She also urges people to effective December 23 until she and this may just be the case look at what they have and how will open up again in March. But during that time she will for those shoppers who find they can utilize it. themselves entering Lanesboro’s GETFRESH Vintage is a be planning to serve the diverse recently opened store called launch for Sue Whitney, mak- groups of people who will enter GETFRESH Vintage. Sue Whit- ing her goals into a complete her store in the spring. She ney, the store’s owner, opened circle. Before deciding to bring will also be planning events the Lanesboro shop back in her business to Lanesboro, she similar to the GETFRESH August and has been serving the looked at various small towns Girl’s Weekend that was held in unique tastes of her customers for about a year before she made November. Until December 23, for the past few months. How- her decision. After seeing the GETFRESH will be open Friever, Whitney’s parent company, opportunity to collaborate with days from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., titled JunkMarket, has been in other businesses such as the Saturdays 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. operation even longer. Through Commonweal Theatre and the (or until business dies down), her series of books and television Chamber of Commerce, she and Sundays from 11 a.m. until interview appearances, Whitney knew that this was the location 3 p.m. For more information expresses her passion for creativ- for her as she loves the small- on GETFRESH Vintage call ity through her one of a kind town atmosphere and scenery. 507-467-2922 or visit in percreations found for sale in her She also commented on how son during store hours at 116 warmly she has been received by Parkway North in Lanesboro. store. Upon walking into GET- the community. FRESH Vintage, one will find three differently themed rooms. SHORTHAIR MIX Pet of the Week i haveDOMESTIC a beautiful black coat and pretty golden eyes. i The first contains a very diverse might be timid when i don’t know you, but i’m not a selection of items for individuwallflower. i’m busy and active and very entertaining, als to find inspiration and come and i have so much fun playing with new friend, nadia. up with ideas of their own for My siblings and i started out in our foster home, and now i’m at the shelter, the last of my litter waiting to decorating their homes. The be adopted. vintage look consists of many Paws & Claws dog and cat shelter is located at: different style ideas. The second 602 7th St. NW, Rochester, MN 55901 room is more for organic design Viewing Hours for our animals: • Monday: 12:30pm - 4:30pm • Tuesday: 2:00pm - 7:00pm featuring themes of nature, and • Wednesday: 12:30pm - 4:30pm • Thursday: 2:00pm - 7:00pm • Friday: 12:30pm - 4:30pm • Saturday 12:30pm - 4:30pm will change with the season. (PleaSe arrive 15 MinuTeS Prior To cloSing To The third and final room is a Walnut vieW caTS and dogS available For adoPTion.) kick-back room, where Whitney plans on keeping it like a sitting room where she can serve cusChrist Lutheran Church of Preston tomers blended teas and other Advent/Christmas Worship Schedule compliments as they are shopSunday, December 16 - 3RD Sunday of Advent ping. She has a future goal to 9am Worship/Holy Communion open an outdoor addition using With Sunday School Christmas Program the garage portion of the buildSunday, December 23 - 4TH Sunday of Advent ing. 9am Worship Service Where Whitney gets her Monday, December 24 - Christmas Eve ideas is fascinating. When asked how she develops her ideas, she 4:30pm Candlelight Service joked, “I don’t sleep at night.” 9pm Candlelight Service And while that may be true, all Tuesday, December 25 - Christmas Day of her customers can be assured 9am Worship/Holy Communion she utilizes her creative mind Sunday, December 30 to come up with the majority 9am Worship of her own ideas. Sue Whitney Lessons & Carols of Christmas works to satisfy the needs of All Are Welcome! people in her product. As she is

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report. Most of the animals were moved to the Fillmore County Fairgrounds before moving them to locations where they will be treated and cared for appropriately for their condition. Twelve of the most critical cases were transported to the University of Minnesota Large Animal Hospital in St. Paul where forensic evidence can be gathered and health problems treated. Four animals had to be euthanized. At least one more may need to be. Many of the animals were severely malnourished, some had untreated wounds and other injuries. One young mule had over grown her too-small halter, which was embedded in her neck and head, the raw area infected. The animals were in a relatively small enclosure considering the large number of animals. The enclosure was littered with decomposing carcasses and discarded junk. Drew Fitzpatrick, Minnesota Hooved Animal Rescue Foundation, spoke to me via telephone about the future of these animals. The foundation is in charge of evaluating each animal, stabilizing, improving their health, and eventually placing the animals. It is a non-profit organization

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with the mission of rescuing horses and other hooved animals in distress, treating them with compassion and respect and acting in the animal’s best interest. They also strive to educate the public on the welfare of hooved animals. Fitzpatrick explained that in addition to caring for the physical needs of the horses, the foundation works to train some of them through their Trainers Challenge program. Many of the animals are probably not even halter broke. Foster homes will be found for the animals once they are well enough. The horses and other equines were coggins tested, pregnancy checked when appropriate, and dewormed. Streff explained that when horses have a body condition score (BCS) of one or two, bringing them back to a normal, healthy body condition is a complex science and more difficult than one might expect. In cases of severe emaciation, introducing a normal diet too quickly can be deadly. On a Nutrena website detailing the rehabilitation of neglected horses it states, “Horses with a BCS of one or two have often experienced actual starvation.” To get to that point it may take 60 to 90 days without feed or four months with poor water and forage. These animals have lost both fat and considerable muscle mass.

For more information about the foundation, visit their website at They are seeking financial support to help with expenses of food, transportation, vet care, and surgeries. Checks can be sent to PO Box 47, Zimmerman, Minnesota 55398. Donations of hay and bedding would be appreciated. Fitzpatrick is also a state investigator and helped gather forensic evidence. She described carcasses on the property in different stages of decomposition, numbering near twenty. Streff is in charge of the legal aspect of the case. Fitzpatrick wanted to commend the Fillmore County sheriff deputies, saying they were very helpful and their assistance was wonderful. Both Fitzpatrick and Streff agreed this is a case of “animal hoarding.” Streff said it is “absolutely consistent with the phenomenon of a hoarding complex.” The breed or species has no impact on the phenomenon itself, whether horses, gerbils or any other animal. In these cases of hoarding the deplorable conditions and injuries lead to death. Streff explained what he called a rolling herd dynamic, a shifting in the process, where animals that are in relatively good condition in a matter of days could shift to standard, in a few more days to bad, and finally, to dead.

In the forecast: a winter blast of extra DWI patrols Fillmore County. — You don’t have to have yourself a merry little time in jail if you plan ahead for a sober ride. The Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office along with Chatfield and Preston Police Departments will increase drunk driving enforcement during a statewide and nationwide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over DWI enforcement effort in December. The campaign is coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. Drunk Driving Facts

In Minnesota from 2009–2011, 344 people were killed in drunk driving crashes. Each year in the state, around 30,000 people are arrested for DWI. DPS officials say enhanced DWI campaigns have helped to reduce drunk driving crashes by 40 percent from a decade ago. Participating Agencies The December DWI patrols include participation from many local law enforcement agencies: “The holiday celebration season can be a potentially deadly one due

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to drunk driving,” says Sheriff Jensen “Make plans for a safe and sober ride, or face the consequences.” The Consequences of a DWI A DWI offense can result in loss of license for up to a year, thousands in costs and possible jail time. Repeat DWI offenders, as well as first-time offenders arrested at 0.16 and above alcohol-concentration level, must use ignition interlock in order to regain legal driving privileges, or face at least one year without a driver’s license. Offenders with three or more offenses are required to use interlock for three to six years, or they will never regain driving privileges. Tips to Prevent Drunk Driving •Plan for a safe ride — designate a sober driver, use a cab/public transportation, or stay at the location of the celebration. Let family/friends know you are available to offer a safe ride home. •Buckle — the best defenses against a drunk driver. •Report drunk driving — call 911 when witnessing impaired driving behavior. Be prepared to provide location, license plate number and observed dangerous behavior. Enhanced DWI enforcement and education campaigns are a component of the state’s Toward Zero Death (TZD) initiative. A primary vision of the TZD program is to create a safe driving culture in Minnesota in which motorists support a goal of zero road fatalities by practicing and promoting safe and smart driving behavior. TZD focuses on the application of four strategic areas to reduce crashes — education, enforcement, engineering and emergency trauma response.

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Jerrold Tesmer Extension Educator Fillmore/Houston Counties While preparing for the Land Rent Workshops held last month, I looked at average increase in Fillmore County land rent. From 1996-2007 the average increase was $2.69/ acre/ year, or about the rate of inflation. Since 2008, the increase has averaged $21.75/acre/ year or about 10 percent. I question Jerrold Tesmer whether a 10 percent yearly increase is sustainable! Like many government agencies facing a budget crunch, FSA is no longer sending out newsletters. That required a change in how we distributed the land rent survey. I would like to thank those that did respond! We had slightly fewer responses this year with 101 usable parcels which totaled 10,174 tillable acres. In the survey, I asked for both the 2012 actual rent paid and a 2013 projected price per acre. The average rent reported paid in 2012 was $210.94 per tillable acre, very close to the $210.00 projected in last year’s survey. Rent for 2013 is projected at

$234.25 per acre. We also had a huge range, from $59 - $450 per acre. This is the seventeenth consecutive year for the Fillmore County Land Rent Survey. In twelve of those years the actual rent reported in the following years survey was higher than projected, in five years it was less than projected. 1996-2012 Fillmore County Land Rental Survey Results 1996 Average Cash Rent Reported: $75.00 /tillable acre 1997 Average Cash Rent Expected: $78.00 /tillable acre Range of Responses: $52.00 $100.00 /tillable acre 1997 Average Cash Rent Reported: $81.00 /tillable acre 1998 Average Cash Rent Expected: $82.00 /tillable acre Range of Responses: $50.00 $110.00 /tillable acre 1998 Average Cash Rent Reported: $84.95 /tillable acre 1999 Average Cash Rent Expected: $85.29 /tillable acre Range of Responses: $17.00 $120.00 /tillable acre 1999 Average Cash Rent Reported: $86.95 /tillable acre 2000 Projected Cash Rent: $85.77 /tillable acre 2000 Average Cash Rent Reported: $89.85 /tillable acre

2001 Projected Cash Rent: $91.64 /tillable acre Range of Responses: $39.00 $135.00 /tillable acre 2001 Average Cash Rent Reported: $93.22 /tillable acre 2002 Projected Cash Rent: 95.81 /tillable acre Range of Responses: $50.00 $135.00 2002 Average Cash Rent Reported: $98.10 /tillable acre 2003 Projected Cash Rent: $101.71 /tillable acre Range of Responses: $38.00 $135.00 2003 Average Cash Rent Reported: $98.91 /tillable acre 2004 Projected Cash Rent: $101.15 /tillable acre Range of Responses: $70 $150 2004 Average Cash Rent Reported: $100.60 /tillable acre 2005 Projected Cash Rent: $102.09 /tillable acre Range of Responses: $18.18 $145.00 2005 Average Cash Rent Reported: $110.09 /tillable acre 2006 Projected Cash Rent: $112.49 /tillable acre Range of Responses: $75.00 $140.00 See LAND RENT Page 22 

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2006 Average Cash Rent Reported: $106.95 /tillable acre 2007 Projected Cash Rent: $108.56 /tillable acre Range of Responses: $75.00 $140.00 2007 Average Cash Rent Reported: $104.62 /tillable acre 2008 Projected Cash Rent: $110.32 /tillable acre Range of Responses: $73.00 $150.00 2008 Average Cash Rent Reported: $133.62 /tillable acre 2009 Projected Cash Rent: $145.43 /tillable acre Range of Responses: $50.00 $250.00 2009 Average Cash Rent Reported: $152.89 /tillable acre 2010 Projected Cash Rent $156.48 /tillable acre Range of Responses: $60.00 $230.00 2010 Average Cash Rent Reported: $150.62 /tillable acre 2011 Projected Cash Rent: $168.28 /tillable acre Range of Responses: $50.00 $400.00 2011 Average Cash Rent Reported:$189.08 /tillable acre 2012 Projected Cash Rent: $210.00 /tillable acre Range of Responses: $50.00 -

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$400.00 2012 Average Cash Rent Reported: $210.94 /tillable acre 2013 Projected Cash Rent: $234.25 /tillable acre Range of Responses: $59.25 $400.00 The last few years I have sorted by acreage size and have seen similar discounts for smaller parcels. Those parcels 20 acres or less received $137.60 per acre rent for 2012. Those from 21-up to 80 acres averaged $186.82 per acre. For 2012, that is about a $73.34 discount/acre for small parcels. The mid-sized 21-81 acre parcels were discounted $24.12/acre. When rental payments are made is also of interest. Remaining the most common by far is the first half payment in the spring and the second half in the fall. There has been a trend for more spring or upfront payments, when the survey was started in 1996, six percent was paid in the spring. Completed responses included: ½ spring, ½ fall 61% All spring 24% All fall 6% Other 9% (monthly, 1/3-2/3, quarterly, etc.) Other information gathered with the survey include: 18 perSee LAND RENT Page 23 

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2012 Holiday Inn tour in Lanesboro By Mitchell Walbridge Although the citizens of Fillmore County are awaiting a couple of inches of snow to get them into the holiday spirit, the bed and breakfast owners and inn keepers in Lanesboro kicked off the festive season with the annual Lanesboro Christmas Inn Tour on Sunday, December 2.

A total of eleven elaborately decorated establishments were featured in this year’s tour with several hundred visitors viewing the homes. Tour participants kicked off the day’s tour at the Commonweal Theatre at 11 a.m. for a presentation on Lanesboro’s history and the featured inns

and bed and breakfasts located on the tour. Catherine Glynn led the presentation at the Commonweal which focused on the development of Lanesboro, the architecture of the inns, and the history of the original owners of the establishments. See INN TOUR Page 24 

Dave and Nancy Huisenga’s elaborately decorated Habberstad House was one of the 11 featured homes in the 2012 Lanesboro Holiday Inn Tour. Photo by Mitchell Walbridge

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cent rent from a family member, and averaged $145.05 /acre; 16 percent have other facilities such as grain bins or pole sheds included. 22 percent report having some sort of flex-lease. For those townships with three or more responses, I do a township average and range. To discuss these results or receive a copy, contact the Fillmore County Extension Office at 507765-3896 or tesme001@umn. edu, or check the University of Minnesota Extension website at scroll down the page, near the bottom it says “Offices,” click and

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the Minnesota map will appear, click on Fillmore County. Another source of land rent information is at the Center for Farm Financial Management at click on Publications, then Farm Management, and finally “Rental Rates for MN Counties – 2012.” These numbers are extracted from FINBIN -- a database of farm record summaries of nearly 2,400 Minnesota farmers. The farmers participate in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) Farm Business Management program as well the Southwestern and Southeastern Minnesota Farm Business Management Associations.


Preston utility rates remain competitive despite increase Preston, Minn – The commission of the Preston Public Utilities (PPU) approved a five percent increase in electric, water and sewer charges for all residential, commercial and industrial customers. The increase will take effect January 1, 2013. The average residential customer will see an increase in their utility bill of $4.20* per month. The last electric rate increase took place in January of 2009. The last water rate increase took place in January of 2012. The last sewer rate

increase took place in January of 2005. “Even after this increase, Preston’s utility rates will remain near the very bottom when compared with other municipal utilities,” said Joe Hoffman, PPU General Manager, citing a recent rate survey. The primary reason for the rate increase is planned capital expenditures for upgrades to the electric, water and sewer infrastructures. The Preston City Council is considering a significant street improvement

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project in 2014 and the Utility will likely replace the underlying water and sewer lines as part of that project. “Sound financial planning has allowed the Utility to use rate stabilization reserves to keep rate increases at a minimum over the last decade,” said Hoffman, “however, Preston, like many communities, is facing the need for significant investments in water and sewer infrastructures.” *Average PPU residential customer use is billed for 619kw of electricity and 2,777 gallons of water/sewer usage per month based on billing statistics for the twelve months preceding October 31, 2012.

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Beginning at 2 p.m., tour participants began their self-guided holiday adventure to the eleven different locations throughout Lanesboro and the surrounding area, as two of the locations were outside of the city limits. From Victorian styled homes to farmhouses and even more modern styles, the eleven locations in this year’s tour were: the 1898 Inn, Anna V’s B&B, the Art Lofts located above the Lanesboro Art Center, the Berwood Hill Inn, the Fillmore House, the Habberstad House, Hillcrest Hide-Away, the Historic Scanlan House, the Inn at Sacred Clay Farm, the

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Scandinavian Inn, and Stone Mill Suites. The participating owners of the inns enjoy sharing their homes with the public in addition to sharing the interesting stories of the past that occurred within the walls. Each location also brought something unique to the tour this year, whether it was a distinctive decorative theme, delectable edible treats, or even live musicians bringing joyful sounds throughout the hallways and bedrooms. One example is Peter and Vicki Torkelson’s theme of being environmentally friendly and decorating with artificial green decorations and livening up the tree with various fruits and cookies. In the Fillmore House each

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room spoke Christmas greetings with an array of décor. The 1898 shared a variety of elegant snacks for guests. And in addition to much, much more, within the Inn at Sacred Clay Farm, one could take in the beauty of a giant Christmas tree within the high, open ceilings. After weeks of planning and hours of preparation, this year’s Lanesboro Christmas Inn Tour set the tone for the festive, celebratory holiday season in Fillmore County. From decorations to the pure beauty of Lanesboro’s inns and B&Bs, this small community only progresses its renowned title of “Bed and Breakfast Capital” into the holiday season.

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Recycling Trivia LaVerne C. Paulson Recycling Education Coordinator Many people in the recycling business keep sharing all kinds of information with us that some people find quite interesting. This article will contain a considerable amount of trivia dealing with recycling. Some of this information has appeared in previous articles, but a lot of it has surfaced in the last year or two. The sentences LaVerne that make Paulson up the paragraphs will not all deal with the same subject, but fear not, this way, a lot of empty space is saved and I will be able to share much more information with you. I hope you find some of this informative and interesting. The average American uses 650 pounds of paper each year.

Aluminum beverage containers can be recycled forever with no loss of quality. Americans go through 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour. Each year Americans throw away more than twenty-five billion Styrofoam cups. Americans use 392 aluminum cans per person per year. Sixty five years ago, almost 100 percent of all beverage bottles were returnable. An American employee drinks about two and one-half cans of pop each day. Glass never wears out... it can be recycled forever. Nearly fifty percent of aluminum cans were recycled in 2008. The average American uses almost 150 steel/tin cans each year. Each year, Americans use about one billiion plastic shopping bags that weigh nearly 300,000 tons. It takes one fifteen year old tree to produce 700 paper grocery bags. Four thousand years from now, a buried glass bottle will still be a glass bottle. Americans throw away enough aluminum every three months to rebuild our

Monday, December 10, 2012 entire commercial air fleet. The average American creates at least 106 pounds of food waste each year. A few years ago, 36 billion aluminum cans had been landfilled...scrap value of more than six hundred million dollars. Half of the polyester carpet made in the United States is made from recycled plastic. In America, we recycle more than 1,500 aluminum cans every second. Plastic bottles not exposed to sunlight (buried in a landfill) may not decompose for thousands of years. Americans recycle about thirteen millioin glass bottles and jars each day. Most bottles and jars contain at least 25 percent recycled glass. Forty percent of the pure water you use in your house is flushed down the toilet. If all the glass bottles and jars collected through recycling in one year were laid end to end, they would reach to the moon and half way back again. Americans use 100,000,000 (one hundred million) steel and tin cans every day. States with bottle deposit laws have 35-40 percent less litter, by volume. Every year, we make enough plastic film to shrink-wrap the state of Texas. The Styrofoam cups we throw away each year, if laid end to end, would encircle the earth 436 times. The Twin Cities area generates enough garbage in one

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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

year to fill Target Field twenty five times. Today, nearly forty percent of a newspaper, novel, cereal box, junk mail, cardboard box, pizza box, magazine, or phone book is made from recycled material. Nearly twenty tons of fiber (paper and paper products) are recycled in Fillmore County each week. Over 90 percent of all products shipped in the US are shipped in corrugated boxes, which accounts for more than

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400 billiion square feet of cardboard in a year. That amount of cardboard would cover the entire area of Fillmore County more than sixteen times, and would be two and one-half inches thick. That is indeed a lot of cardboard and a lot of trees if recycled material is not used. Please recycle. It is not just a passing fad, it is really necessary, and sooner or later, “It all comes back to you.”

Christmas Musical drama presentation “Candy Cane Lane,” a children’s Christmas musical, will be presented at the Fillmore Free Methodist Church (in the village of Fillmore) at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 16. About 45 children will participate in this delightful musical and drama celebration of Jesus’ birthday. “Candy Cane Lane” begins with the children having a terrible time getting to sleep on Christmas Eve. Their mother begins to tell them a story, and

they soon find themselves being escorted through an amazing dreamland. When the children awaken on Christmas morning, they celebrate Jesus’ birthday with a cake fit for a King. The children have been practicing since September under the direction of Janet Hopper and Wendy Grabau. The public is encouraged to attend and enjoy this free presentation. For more information, contact Pastor Mike Hopper at (507) 352-5455.

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ANTIqUEs/COLLECTIbLEs/CrOCks/TOYs/GUNs/CAr Bidding ends on Monday, December 17th at 5pm. PARTIAL LIST: Collectibles: Old Xmas cards,; Randy Moss football; Beer collectible; Many prints; Rushford Trojan & Peterson Tiger uniforms; Porcelain dolls; Scarlett O’Hara & Rhett Butler dolls; (6) Rushford plates; Old Fill. Co. Atlas; Violin w/case; Dickens Village Dept. 56 retired pieces.; Pottery inc. Frankoma, Red Wing, Haegar, McCoy, Shawnee; Dale Earnhardt die cast; 1971-1979 Metlox Xmas plates; Red Wing crocks; Antiques: Shortwave radio; old dirt bucket; kerosene lamps; Baby scale; Pump organ; Walnut drop leaf table (nice); Bridal ensemble; Secretary; Spinning wheel; Coal hod; Top hat & ladies hat; Toys: John Deere, Ford, Case & Cat toys; Chemistry set; Cap guns w/holster; Scooter; Metal wind up car; Fire truck w/ext. ladder; Wood high chair & crib; Baby stroller; Misc: Wood burning furnace; Wood pellet/corn furnace; Pallet mover; Corn cleaner; (3) 36” prehung doors; (2) push lawn mowers; Apt. sized refrig; Old fishing lures; Rod & reels; 50+ traps; Quilts; Classroom maps ; (3) Portable jumpstarters; Budweiser billiard light; Tools: Selection of hand tools; Furniture: Mirrored dressers; Wood rocker; Sofa/Loveseat; Bassinet; Car: 1989 4WD Toyota Camry-5sp, 151,555 miles; Guns: 2+ guns. Terms: 10% buyer’s premium on all items; 3% credit card fee; all items are “as is” with buyer confirming condition & accuracy; MUST PAY IN FULL AND PICK UP ALL ITEMS ON PICKUP DAY. IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO ATTEND PICKUP DAY, PLEASE DO NOT BID. See our web site for all gun terms. We accept cash, major credit card or good check payable to “Darr Auctions." Viewing days: Wed., Dec. 12th, 3pm – 7pm & Sun. Dec. 16th, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pickup day: Tues., Dec. 18th from 8 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. At Darr Auctions facility at 909 Larson Lane in Rushford, MN. North end of town off Hwy. 43 behind M & M Lawn & Leisure. From Hwy 43 go West on Enterprise Dr.; then right on Larson Rodney daRR Lane. Watch for signs! Go to for complete viewing, photos, bidding and terms. Ph- 800-852-0010

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Salvation Army seeks local bell ringers and contributions Salvation Army kettle season is right around the corner in Preston. You’ll find the kettle and bell ringers in Preston on Wednesday, December 19 at the F&M Bank corner from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in front of Preston Foods. If you, your family or your group, would like to participate as ringers, half hour shifts are avail-

able. To schedule a time, you can contact Barb Scheevel at or at (507)7654948. Fillmore County’s Salvation Army budget is based on what is collected in the Fillmore County kettles, so it’s important to donate locally if you want to help your neighbors in need. Money donated in other counties, in the Rochester

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ARMER system improving emergency communication By Jade Sexton Emergency responders in Fillmore County have been making big changes to the way they communicate, and the end result should be something more efficient and easier to use. By January 1, 2013, it will be mandatory that all emergency response teams be switched over to a narrow bandwidth. Fillmore County Sheriff Daryl Jensen explained that the state has designated a certain frequency to be for emergency response only, and that is between 700-900 megahertz. ARMER (Allied Radio Matrix for Emergency Response) is a trunked public safety radio system, and the plan is to get

everyone in Fillmore County using it. The switch is intended to improve the safety and security of citizens, as well as improve communication for emergency responders during disasters. “It’s a benefit to Fillmore County residents, because MNDoT is putting up all of the infrastructure,” said Jensen. ARMER towers have been up and running in Wykoff and Amherst, there are plans for one in LeRoy, and there is a tower being constructed in Harmony right now. These four locations will help ensure proper coverage throughout the county. Although it’s not a requirement to use ARMER systems,

it will fulfill the state requirement to be within the narrow bandwidth. According to Jensen, communication will be much improved. “ARMER is a trunked bandwidth,” he said, “which means there is an incredible amount of additional capability.” Jensen mentioned the Rushford flood in 2007, and how they had a difficult time communicating. He said they had one Fillmore County channel, and one Rushford Public Works channel. “This system would have allowed for more communication,” said Jensen. Jensen said the concept has been around for a long time, but after the September 11 disaster, people realized there were significant communication problems. There are several states that are going to the narrow bandwidth. The Minnesota Department of Transportation has provided the ARMER towers and equipment, but Fillmore County has spent around $750,000 on the transition. Jensen said that most of the money has come from grants, and the amount paid by taxpayers is very minimal. There is no deadline for ambulance and fire departments to purchase the ARMER equipment, as it is very costly.

Jensen explained they are giving them time to raise the money through grants and fundraisers. The Fillmore County Sheriff’s Department is putting in an ARMER dispatch center. Jensen explained there would be gateways that will allow them to communicate with radios that are still using the VHF frequency. “This has been a huge undertaking for all of us,” he said. They are working on connectivity issues as well, as they have installed an 80-foot tower to have an improved link to ARMER, and have had to work on tying their dispatch to the ARMER system as well. Jensen explained the tower was paid

for by grants and from the 911 funds. On everyone’s phone bill there is a small charge that goes toward Minnesota 911 funds, and that money has been very important for emergency response. Jensen said the CodeRED program was paid for with money from the 911 funds. Despite the hard work and money put into the transition, Jensen feels this will be a positive change for the county. “They have put up about four million dollars in towers,” said Jensen of MNDoT. “We are piggybacking on what they’re doing. It’s possible that VHF might go away one day, so this is the direction we are taking.”

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AUCTIONEER NOTE: We will be selling a large selection of furniture, antiques, collectibles, woodworking tools and household items from Richard’s estate plus office equipment & 2 parties downsizing. Don’t miss this auction! Selling 8-10 hayracks of smalls. Items of interests old fishing lures and poles, guitars, woodworking tools, kerosene lamps, wood carving tools, and rock polishing equipment. For more info contact auction company or sAle ArrAnged And conducted by spring vAlley sAles compAny

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS TUESDAY, DEC. 11 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.* VFW Men’s Auxiliary Meeting, 7pm, Spring Valley VFW Hall AA Meeting, 7pm, Faith United Methodist Church, Spring Valley. “Living in the Solution.” Newcomers welcome.* Chatfield AA meets, 7:30pm in the Pio­neer Presbyterian Church, 206 Fillmore St., Chatfield.* AA Closed Meeting, 8pm, Presbyterian Church, Mill St, Rushford.*

Fillmore County Public Health Blood Pressure Clinic, 9:3010:30am, City Hall, Wykoff. Story Hour- Harmony Public Library, 11am. No school, no story hour.* Canton Senior Citizens meet at 1pm for cards and visiting, Canton Community Center.* Friends of Forestville annual Dinner Meeting at Fountain Village Square. Social and dinner hour at 5:30-6pm, meeting at 7pm, with election of officers and endowment challenge vote.

FRIDAY, DEC. 14 Spring Valley Area Foodshelf, Senior Citizens Day, 9am-10am. 1300 West Tracy Rd. Spring Valley, MN.* WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12 Chatfield NA meeting, 7:30pm, American Red Cross BloodmoPioneer Presbyterian Church, 206 bile- 1-6pm, Lanesboro Community Center. No appointment neces- Fillmore St. Chatfield.* sary but can call 467-2265 for appt. Harmony AA Group- Harmony Bring photo ID. Community Center, 8pm, For more info call 612-251-3822 or Spring Valley Area Foodshelf, 2-5pm. 1300 West Tracy Rd. Spring 507-272-2191* Valley.* SATURDAY, DEC. 15 M-C Trailbusters meet-7:30pm at Lanesboro AA Group, 8:00pm, the Mabel American Legion. Bethlehem Lutheran Church. For more info, call 507-251-1771 or VFW Ladies Auxiliary Meeting, 765-2518.* 7pm, Spring Valley VFW Hall THURSDAY, DEC. 13 Free Senior Coffee, 9am, Heritage Grove, Harmony.*

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MONDAY, DEC. 17 Community Coffee, 9am, Park Lane Estates, Preston.* VFW Burger Nite, 5-8pm, Spring Valley VFW Hall 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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AUCTION CALENDAR Sat., Dec. 15 - 9am - Selling Antiques, Tools, and Household Items. Selling a large selection of furniture, antiques, collectibles, woordworking tools and household items from Richard Hovelson Estate plus office equipment & 2 parties downsizing. Auction held at Spring Valley Sales Auction. For more information contact Spring Valley Sales Auction online at or Listing in the Journal. Tue., Dec. 18 - 1pm - Real Estate Development Live Onsite Auction. The development consists of 24 individual lots with city water/sewer, electric, curb and gutter already in place. Auction held at Real Estate Development Site. For more information contact Grafe Auction at 1-800-3285920 or Listing in the Journal. Fri., Dec. 28 - 9:30am - Selling all types of farm machinery, vehicles and farm related items. Advertising deadline: Thursday, December 13. Sale Site: Gehling Implement and Auction Company, Preston, Minnesota. For more info go call 507.765.2131 or email denny@ Listing in the Journal. On-line AucTiOn infOrmATiOn

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Need to store snowmobiles, a classic car, or a boat? Do you need storage while in the process of moving? Space is available for rent in a building located in Preston. Call 507-251-5297. r28tfn- x FOR RENT: Preston. 2 BR apt, stove, refridge, A/C, laundry hookups. NSNP. 507-467-2941. r12tfn- o


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

WANTED Wanted: Cars, trucks, buses, and semi trailers, running or not. Serving SE MN and northern IA. Luke Junge, Preston, MN. Call 507-259-4556. w30tfn- o Wanted: All Motorcycles & Memorabilia Pre 1980: Running or not. Top Cash Paid. 845-389-3239 (MFPA)

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.

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

3 BR HOUSE for rent in Preston. $400. For more info. contact Gary at 612-242-2337. r3,10,17,24- 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. r26,3,10,17- o FOR RENT: 2 BR apt. for one person. Upstairs downtown. Very nice - appliances furnished. Available January 1st. No smoking, no pets. Private parking. $300/month plus utilities. Roy’s Barbershop, Chatfield. 507-867-4444 or 507-867-3590. r3tfn- 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. r10,17,24,31- 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. r10,17,24,31- o NICE 2 BR in Preston. $400 monthly includes everything. 651-212-1524. r10,17x

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

Charming, historical Victorian home with ced! an addition featuring office/business space redu with finished basement below. Wonderful original woodwork. Updated kitchen and 235 1st Ave nE bathrooms. $349,900 HArmony, mn



611 Kenilworth Ave S, LAnESboro, mn

XXX Cty 24 LEnorA, mn Charming well cared for 2 bedroom 2 bath- Wooded lot, zoned agricultural, buildable room home. Rural setting, newer garage with for storage shed or barn. Located on black attached greenhouse. Heated Amish built summer kitchen. Additional lot available. $74,900 top road on edge of Lenora. $9,500 38608 Cty 24, LEnorA, mn

212 Street PrESton, mn

Jewel road PrESton, mn

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

45742 Cty 29, mAbEL, mn

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

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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

125 St. Paul Street PrESton, mn

Great opportunity and super location! Located on the courthouse square. Main floor 1298 sq ft of space. Upstairs has additional 3 offices, bathroom & spacious break room area. Basement is equipped with shelving & storage. $60,000


House and Shop! Spacious 4 bedroom home, bright & open floor plan with step saving kitchen. Two good sized bedrooms upstairs with super storage space. Detached garage also has an attached workshop with full basement and storage shed. Located on dead-end street! $69,900

120 4th St SW, HArmony, mn Newly painted, move in ready! 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. $77,990

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

Kelsey Fischer Licensed Assistant Office 507-886-4221

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

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

355 3rd Ave SE, HArmony, mn

340 A 5th Ave SE, HArmony, mn Everything is ready! One level home on a Comfort by Design this 2 bedroom, 2 corner lot! 2 bedroom, 2 bath, kitchen open bath townhome offers open living & dinto dining, breakfast bar, att 2 car garage. ing area, ample storage, att garage , patio, appliances. $123,000 $104,900




25 3rd Ave nW, HArmony, mn

Spacious 3 bedroom 2 bath ranch home on a quiet street with hardwood floors in kitchen and living room. Family room with stone fireplace. Backs up to country, no backyard neighbors! 3 season porch to enjoy views. $104,900

401 north St nW PrESton, mn Traditional brink home. Original oak hardwood floors & woodwork on the main floor. Walk in pantry, plus built-in, main floor bedroom & open staircase. 1 car detached garage. $59,900

405 Spring St. nW, PrESton, mn

312 Preston St nW PrESton, mn

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

210 Park St. PEtErSon, mn

Spacious 3 bedroom, 1 ¾ 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

Move in ready! Well kept 3 bedroom, 1 ¾ bath, nicely updated kitchen with access to composite deck, finished family room on lower level, 2 car garage. $109,900

210 Center St. W HArmony, mn

450 2nd St SE, HArmony, mn

Lovely turn of the century home. 9 ft ceilings, pillars, decorative moldings, hardwood floors, & original cabinetry detail. Eat in kitchen, plus a large dining room. Large 3 season porch. $94,900

3 bedroom home, great location on quiet tree lined street. Hardwood floors 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

SoLD - 32776 136th St. Harmony SoLD - 19731 Aurora rd. mabel SoLD - XXX Drake rd. Lanesboro

203 Coffee St. LAnESboro, mn

SoLD - 18245 160th St Spring Valley

30 3rd Ave nW, HArmony, mn

Quaint 2 bedroom, 1.5 story home You won’t believe the space in this 2 bedroom with view of north bluff, easy access to home. Beautiful oak hardwoods, updated downtown, trail, theatres & river. Great windows & shingles, private covered patio Location! $59,000 and large det garage $68,000

PEnDInG - 10252 351st Ave Canton PEnDInG - 16108 305th Ave Harmony PEnDInG - 15523 Cty 9 Hwy Preston

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

715 North Broadway (Home Federal Bldg.), Spring Valley, MN Email - 74709 ST. Hwy 16, GRANd MEAdow $279,000 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.

340 b 5th Ave SE, HArmony, mn Relax & Enjoy! 2 bedroom, 2 bath, townhome. Great layout with generous sized rooms. Attached garage, CA, patio, appliances included. $123,000

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

Cell 507-259-5454

$117,500 630 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

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



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

13947 117 ST. SE ChATFiELd

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



11214 160TH ST. oSTRANdER $520,000

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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

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!

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15646 160TH ST. SPRING VAllEy $249,900

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

Todd Hadoff

Church Hill School Condos

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

May the spirit of ChristMas touCh your heart and fill your hoMe with love. there is no better tiMe than this to say thank you and to wish you a happy holiday season! froM My faMily to yours, brenda sheldon

117 CRowN HIll Rd w PRESToN $149,900

15478 CouNTy 9, PRESToN $109,000

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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.


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


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19405 ST. hWy 80 WykOFF

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


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

$45,000 418 WinOnA ST. ChATFiELd

513 SPRing AvE PRESTOn

4 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Wood Floors • 4 Season Porch • 9’ Ceilings Maple Kitchen Cabinet • New Windows & Doors • 988 sq. ft. garage w/ heated shop • 6/10 acre lot • Porch • Patio • Main Floor Laundry • Alot of Storage Garden • Firepit • Formal Dining • Living 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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FOR SALE: 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in the country with heated shop. 507-259-6961. e30tfn- o

FOR SALE by owner: 65 acres wooded land located in bluff country area. Not even a mile SE of Rushford. Building site with existing buildings. 507-459-3945 e10,17,24,31- o

101 acres 74 cropland/CRP, two 45 acre building elgibilities, ponds, woods, newer house and pole barn. MLS 4041200 WI-MN Real Estate 608-385-8080 e10- o

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109 Mill St. Peterson - 2 story home on

108 E Jessie, Rushford - Great starter

home, Many updates, new windows on main level, flooring, kitchen, furnace, water heater, updated elect., roof & c/a. Det. 2 car gar. Close to the bike trail. $97,900

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country setting on approx..2 1/2 acres for gardening or horses. Incl a 60'x 28' pole blg/shop & 1 smaller blg. Plenty of wildlife. 3 BR 1 BA $129,900

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156 Park St. Peterson - Wow! 3BR, 2 BA walkout

ranch finished up and down w/4 car gar. Vaulted ceilings w/2 sided gas or wood fireplace. You’ll love it. $149,900

507-251-3271 410 N. Main, Harmony, MN • (Across from Kwik Trip)

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

d 609 Hanover Ct., Rushford, MN sol• 2,823 sq. ft. • 2 car att. garage


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


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


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1-800-852-0010 • Rushford, MN


• 2 Bedroom • Quality Built in 2006 • Steel Siding

$119,900 521 MAIN ST S, CHATFIELD


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




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

• 3 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • 2 Car Garage • 3,000 sq. ft. • Walnut cabinets • Island • Upgraded appliances • New roof, windows & flooring throughout • Fireplace • Partial fenced yard • 0.48 acre LARGE BI-LEVEL HOME BUILT IN 2000




• 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




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



• 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





• 5 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Open layout • Cherry cabinets • Quality windows • Paneled doors • Maple floors • 9’ ceilings in lower level • Fireplace • Deck • Great cul-de-sac location • ½ acre lot • Storage shed




• 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

$69,900 315 SILVER ST N, WYKOFF


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

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$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









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

$279,900 10 ACRES


$399,900 #4036698



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




• 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







• 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

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

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


• 3 Bedrooms • 3 Baths • Private lot with great view • Main floor living • Maple floors & cabinetry • 3 Bedroom • 3 Bath ranch built in 2001 • In floor heat on both levels • 2 fireplaces • 0.90 acre lot • Heated shop w/bath • 2 pole sheds • 2 Cattle sheds • Calf shed • Just off the blacktop • 15 min to Rochester • Heated 3 car garage • Sprinkler system • Invisible fence

• Additional Land Available

• Professional office space or retail • Display window • hardwood floors • ½ Bath • 1 Bedroom apartment on second floor




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




• 4 Bedroom • 2 Bath • Main floor laundry



212 MAIN ST S, CHATFIELD $64,900


• 1 Bedroom • Cheaper than renting


• 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



• 2 Bedroom plus den • 2 Baths • 2 Car garage

• 4 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Main floor living,





• 2 Bedroom • Erect wall for 3rd • 3 Bath • Wet bar





Build your dream home on 17.5 AC - with spring fed stream for horses, South of Rushford on HWY 43. $89,900






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

400 S Broadway, Spring Valley - 3 BR, 1 BA home on corner lot : Updated kitchen and newer furnace; property being sold “as is”; Motivated seller so make an offer. $39,900


LOTS FOR SALE 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! 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.

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

Rodney Darr Cell # 507-951-3843 4 AC Lot - Beautiful views in this quiet bluff valley subdivision. All blacktop and a community well. Surveyed and ready to go! $39,900

Jeff Darr Cell # 715-495-6948



620 Harrison St., Lewiston - So

Lot - 44536 Oakview Loop, Rushford

MLS 4040924


this one! Newer 4 BR 3 BA walkout ranch w/master suite, sunroom w/frplc., vaulted ceilings w/open floorplan, central vac, in ground sprinklers, picturesque views, new roof, 3 heat sources, $249,900.

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

• 4 bedrooms • Granite countertops • Open floor plan • 3 baths


44959 Plummer St., Rushford - You’ll love

611 Grove St. E, Rushford - Charming 2

Price Reduced!!

large lot, finished up and down, roughed in bath in basement & egress win, 2 BR, 1 BA. Close to the bike trail and downtown. $99,900

Bridge Creek Drive, Rushford - Secluded

Randy Barnes

Call Brent Kimmerle at 507.450.2363 for private showing!

New Listing! 103 S Prairie, Rushford - Newer home on

New Listing! 22887

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

100 N Money Creek St. Rushford - Beautiful home with new carpet,

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

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

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FILLMORE COUNTY JOURNAL Monday, Journal Happy Ads December 10, 2012 507-765-2151 Call it in! 800-599-0481 1x2 (no picture) $6.75 1x3 (with picture)

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MABEL-CANTON SCHOOL immeDRIVER $0.03 enhanced quarterly bonus. TurnhasOld Bessie diate opening for room cleaner to a work four Cow Get paid for any portion you qualify for: Into Cash (4) hours per day during the school year. safety production, MPG, CDL-A, 3 months Fillmore County Journal Work hours will be from 4:00 to 8:00pm current OTR exp. 800/414-9569. www. PH: 507-765-2151 ORat 1-800-599-0481 week days. Contact district office 507- MCAN 493-5423 or at 316 W. Fillmore, Mabel, MN for application. Applications will be PART-TIME KIDS CLUB Supervisor, received until December 14, 2012. h3,10- Rushford-Peterson Schools. Please contact o Lisa Lawston, Community Ed Program Director at 507-864-7065 or via email PCA FOR PERSONAL CARES: at to obtain Housekeeping, cooking, cleaning. Night an application and job description. EOE. ROUND UP SOME GOOD DEALS and day shifts. Must be responsible. $12.50/County h3,10- o in the Fillmore hour. 507-251-2978. h3,10-Journal o Classifieds. OWN YOUR LIFE Home-based easy income system that anyone can do. No selling. Once in a lifetime opportunity. Call 877/440-2005 for free cd. MCAN

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OFFICE MANAGER: Connaughty Industries, a growing local manufacturing company in Rushford, is seeking an experienced full-time Office Manager. Duties of this position including managing accounts payable, accounts receivable, inventory, payroll, and several accounting functions. Also involves communication with customers and vendors. Must have excellent communication skills and be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Accounting or business degree preferred. To apply please send a cover letter and resume to Connaughty Industries, 1000 Technology Drive, Rushford, MN 55971 or email h3,10,17- o

Spring Valley Senior Living is looking for a part-time universal worker for the evening 4:30-7:30 shift in our housing with services setting. Every other weekend worked required. If interested please send application or resume to Spring Valley Senior Living, Attn: Human Resources, 800 Memorial Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975 or e-mail EOE h10,17- o

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Preston Ambulance is currently seeking applicants that are willing to take the EMT class. Classes are held two nights a Contact: Nicky or stop by for an application P week or online classes are available. EMT’s are compensated Get the job done REDUCE • REUSE L D HENTE Find the help you for on-call time, responding to calls and are eligible for other RECYCLE by advertising WA 55954deservewith 115 N. Lyndale Ave., Mabel, MN us! benefits. All trainings, required equipment and uniforms are (507) 493-5436 Fillmore County Journal Classifieds! provided at no cost with a one year commitment. Applicants 507-765-2151 • E.O.E. …because the journey matters must be 18 years old at the time of testing and should have REDUCE • REUSE • RECYCLE completed or expect to complete high school next spring.

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Work for the Official Trailer of NASCAR® and IndyCar! Featherlite, . seeks job applicants for assembler and Position Openings • December 2012 located inPAGE Cresco, Iowa, 136 St. Anthony St. • P.O. Box 496 welder positions. Featherlite is the nation’s top brand forPreston, horse,MN 55965 •One Block At A Time Day Care and School Age Care 507-765-2151 livestock, car and recreational/utility trailers, as well as • 1-800-599-0481 • FAX 765-2468 news@fillmorecountyjournal.comSubs for Lead Teacher and Teacher Aides-on-call large custom semi specialty trailers and professional race car transporters. •ECFE (early childhood family eduction) Co-Coordinator Fillmore County Journal Early childhood licensure required, part-time hours FREE to over 10,000 households. 507-765-2151 • 800-599-0481

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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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MABEL-CANTON SCHOOL District 238 has an opening for a part-time (20% to 30% FTE) Superintendent to begin serving the district on July 1, 2013. Apply before January 15, 2013 by sending a letter of application, updated resume, and three current letters of references to: Chris Hansen, Business Manager, Mabel-Canton Public School, 316 West Fillmore, PO Box 337, Mabel, MN 55954. h3,10- o Spring Valley Senior Living is currently looking for a part time dietary aide. Approximately 50 hours per pay period. Every other weekend worked required. If interested please send application or resume to Spring Valley Senior Living, Attn: Human Resources, 800 Memorial Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975 or e-mail EOE h10,17- o

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Full-Time, Part-Time, & Late Night Positions in Preston Available. Full-Time Position in Rushford Available. Apply online at or call Cherie at 507-765-2107 EOE Providing services for people with developmental disabilities for 30+ years!

FARM ATTENTION LANDOWNERS! Looking to rent hunting land in 2013. You set price and conditions. I cover the landowner with insurance. Will pay a premium for good deer hunting. Call Pat: 952-492-5540 or email: f11/192/4- o

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

and resume to Holly Kanengieter, Community Education Director, P.O. Box 50, Preston, MN 55965 or

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Customer Service Technical Account Manager Harmony Enterprises is seeking someone who is friendly, hardworking and thrives to make sure the customer is satisfied. Job Description: Work closely with customers, manage all logistics of orders including shipping, install and service. Majority of time will focus on working with 3rd party service technicians, General administrative tasks, Respond to internal and external inquiries via email, phone and face-to-face in timely manner. Required skills/experience: Excellent communication skills, Warm approachable manner, Extensive MS Office software skills, Database management systems skills, Able to work in Team Oriented Environment. Preferred Skills: Background in hydraulics/electrical systems, Previous customer service experience, Multiple languages (Spanish and/or French). Pay will be based on experience. Harmony Enterprises, Inc. is a leading equipment manufacturer for the waste management industry. Visit our website for more information about our company: Interested candidates, please submit resume to Ramon Hernandez at or mail to Harmony Enterprises, Inc. 704 Main Ave N, Harmony MN 55939 by Dec. 27, 2012. Please no telephone inquiries.

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THANK YOU To everyone who made my retirement party a blessing, a heart-felt thank you for your well wishes, gifts, and cards, and the great food. Thank you to Vicki and Harlin and Rob for making it possible. Happy Holidays! Sharyn Starks Taylor t10-x ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I WISH TO THANK all who attended the open hours to celebrate my 90th birthday. It was great to see you all. Thanks to my family for all the work hosting the party. It was great to have them all there. Irene Rice t10- x ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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NOTICE City of Canton will be hosting their Monthly City Council meeting on the Second Wednesday of every month starting January 2013 at 7:00pm in City Hall. Lolly Melander Clerk/Treasurer Publish 10,17

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.

Vehicle towing in forestville township Any vehicle stuck in the snow in a manner that does not allow snow removal equipment to pass on a Forestville Township road will be towed at the owners’ expense after attempts are made to contact the owner. Connie Morger Clerk-Forestville Township Publish 10,17 Notice City of Whalan will be hosting their Monthly City Council meeting on the Second Monday of every month starting January 2013 at 5:00pm in City Hall. Lolly Melander Clerk/Treasurer Publish 10,17

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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

5. The holder of the Mortgage has complied with all conditions precedent to acceleration of the debt secured by the Mortgage and foreclosure of the Mortgage, and all notice and other requirements of applicable statutes. 6. At the date of this notice the amount due on the Mortgage, and taxes, if any, paid by the holder of the Mortgage is $140,897.12. 7. Pursuant to the power of sale in the Mortgage, the Mortgage will be foreclosed, and the land described as follows: Legal Description: Outlot 4 in the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (SW ¼ SW ¼) of Section 11, Township 101 North of Range 10, in the City of Harmony, except the North 75 feet thereof, and except the East 87 ½ feet thereof and except that part of Outlot 4 shown as parcel 204B on Minnesota Department of Transportation Right of Way Plat Numbered 23-48 as the same is on file and of record in the office of the County Recorder in and for Fillmore County will be sold by the Sheriff of Fillmore County, Minnesota, at public auction on January 10, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the main lobby of the Fillmore County Courthouse, 101 Fillmore Street, Preston, Minnesota. 8. The mortgagor must vacate the property on or before 11:59 p.m. July 10, 2013, if the mortgage is not reinstated under Minn. Stat. Sec. 580.30, the property is not redeemed under Minn. Stat. Sec. 580.23, or the redemption period is not reduced under section 582.032. 9. The time allowed by law for redemption by Mortgagors or Mortgagors’ personal representatives or assigns is 6 months after the date of sale. 10. THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. 11. THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Foreclosure Data required by Minn. Stat. Sec. 580.025 1. Property Address: 510 Main Avenue North, Harmony, Minnesota 55939 2. Transaction Agent: Not Applicable 3. Name of Mortgage Originator (Lender): Wells Fargo Financial Wisconsin, Inc.; assigned to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A 4. Residential Servicer: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A 5. Tax Parcel Identification Number: 15-0016-000 6. Transaction Agent’s Mortgage ID Number: Not Applicable Wells Fargo Bank, National Association Attorneys for Mortgagee James T. Keig STEPHENSON, SANFORD & THONE, P.L.C. Suite 220, 1905 East Wayzata Boulevard Wayzata, MN 55391 (952) 404-2100 15-0447 Publish 12,19,26,3,10,17

notice of 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.


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PUBLIC NOTICES has been filed with the registrar. The application has been granted. Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed Gary Eide and Keith Eide, whose addresses are 31587 State Hwy 250, Lanesboro, MN 55949 and 203 Kenilworth Ave North, Lanesboro, MN 55949 respectively, as Personal Representatives 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 28, 2012 /s/ James D. Attwood Registrar JAMES D. ATTWOOD Court Administrator Publish 3,10 amherst township meeting change The Amherst Township Regular Meeting on December 10, 2012, at 8:00 p.m. was rescheduled to December 17, 2012, at 8:00 p.m. Publish 3,10 holt township The Holt Township meeting will be changing from December 10 to December 17 at the Whalan Town Hall at 7:30 p.m. Publish 3,10 meeting notice There will be a meeting of the FillmoreHouston Joint Board of Health on Tuesday, December 18, 2012, at the Creamery Restaurant, 407 S Mill St, Rushford, MN. The meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m. Publish 10,17 preston public utilities notice of utility rate increase At the regular Public Utility Commission meeting on November 13, 2012, the commission voted unanimously to raise the electric, water and sewer charges by 5% for all customers. This increase will be effective January 1, 2013. The average residential customer* will see an increase in their utility bill of $4.20 per month. The primary reason for the rate increase is to fund upgrades to the electric, water and sewer infrastructures. The last electric rate increase took place in January of 2009. The last water rate increase took place in January of 2012. The last sewer rate increase took place in January of 2005. For more information, please visit http:// . *Average PPU residential customer use is billed for 619kw of electricity and 2,777 gallons of water/sewer usage per month based on billing statistics for the twelve months preceding October 31, 2012. Publish 10 Minnesota Secretary of State CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statutes Chapter 322B 1. State the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: Tulip tree studios 2. State the address of the principal place of business. A complete street address or rural route and rural route box number is required; the address cannot be a P.O. Box. 11700 County road 15 Harmony, MN 55939 3. List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name, OR if an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address. valor mechanical, inc. 11700 county road 15 harmony, mn 55939 4. I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statues. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath. Dated: 11/27/12 Signed: /s/ Mark E. Utz Publish 10,17

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AUTOS 1976 CJ7 JEEP FOR SALE. Jeep has original seat and interior. 304 engine, fiberglass body, hardtop and doors. Asking price $4,000. Call Jamie at 507-259-2771 for questions. a22tfn- x

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uSeD veHicleS 1979 OLDS Cutlass Brougham (1-Owner) 87,000 Miles, No Rust

NOW ONLY $4,495

2009 CADILLAC STS AWD, 34,000 Miles, Sunroof, Heated Leather, Nav, Factory Warranty, “Great Gas Mileage”

NOW ONLY $24,995

(2) 2012 CHEVY Impala LS, 4 door, 26,000 Miles, Factory Warranty, Rear Spoiler

NOW ONLY $14,995

Sales: Bryan Sheehy Aaron Butikofer

SAleS PHone 563-547-2401

‘12 CHEVY HD 3/4 Ton Crew LT, 4x4, 22,000 mi, (1-Owner), Factory Warranty ‘11 BUICK LuCerne CX, (1-Owner), Factory Warranty, 37,000 mi ‘11 CHEVY Equinox LTZ, AWD, (1-Owner) $19,995 ‘11 CHEVY Tahoe LT, 4x4, DVD, Sunroof, Now Only $29,995 ‘11 CHEVY Equinox LT, AWD, Heated Leather, Sunroof, 25,000 mi, Factory Warranty, Only $24,995 ‘10 BUICK LuCerne CXL, 4 dr. 36,000 mi, (1-Owner) ‘10 CHEVY Impala LT, 45,000 mi, Heated Leather, Sunroof, Local Trade, Factory Warranty ‘10 CHEVY HD 3/4 Ton Crew LTZ, 4 dr., 4x4 “Diesel” (1-Owner), Sunroof, Heated Leather, Factory Warranty ‘10 GMC Yukon XL, 4x4, 29,000 mi, Duel DVD, Factory Warranty, Local Trade, Loaded ‘09 CHEVY Malibu LTZ, 4 dr., Heated Leather ‘09 CHEVY Suburban LT, 4x4, Local Trade, DVD, Sunroof, 8-pass, Factory Warranty, $24,495 ‘09 CHEVY Impala 2LT, Heated Leather, New Tires, Only $13,495 ‘09 BUICK LuCerne CXL, 4 dr., Heated &Cooled Seats, Local Trade, Factory Warranty ‘09 CHEVY 1/2 Ton Ext. Cab 4x4 (1-Owner) 46,000 mi ‘09 LINCOLN MKS, 4 dr. 25,000 mi, Sunroof, NAV, Local Trade, Now Only $24,995 ‘09 CHEVY 1/2 Ton, Crew Cab LT, 4x4, Z-71, 36,000 mi, Factory Warranty

‘09 CADILLAC STS, 4 dr., 34,000 mi, Factory Warranty, Local, Trade ‘09 CHEVY 1-Ton Crew Cab LT, 4x4, (1-Owner), “Diesel,” Factory Warranty, Loaded ‘08 CHEVY 1/2 Ton Reg Cab, Short Box, 4x4, (1-Owner), 35,000 mi ‘08 CHEVY Uplander LT, DVD (1-Owner), Only $10,995 ‘08 GMC Yukon XL, SLT, 4x4, Local Trade, Now only $24,995 ‘08 BUICK LaCrosse CSL, 4 dr. 3800 V-6, Local Trade, 61,000 mi ‘08 PONTIAC Torrent, AWD, Only 44,000 mi, Local Trade ‘08 CHEVY Trailblazer LS, 4 dr, 4x4 ‘07 CHEVY 1/2 Ton Reg. Cab, 4x4 (1-Owner) ‘07 CHEVY 1/2 Ton Ext. Cab LTZ, Heated Leather, NAV, Remote Start, Local Trade, Now only $15,995 ‘07 HONDA CR-V, EX-L, AWD, Local Trade ‘06 CHEVY 1/2 Ton Crew, 4 dr. 4x2 (1-Owner) ‘06 BUICK LuCerne CXL, 4 dr. Leather, Only 47,000 mi, Local Trade ‘06 BUICK Rendezvous CXL, AWD, Heated Leather, Sunroof ‘06 PONTIAC Grand Prix GT, 4 dr., Only 32,000 Miles, 3800 V-6, Heated Leather, Sunroof, Local Trade ‘05 CHEVY 3/4 Ton Ext. Cab, 4x4 ‘05 CHEVY Equinox LT, AWD, New Tires, Loaded, Only $9,995

‘05 PONTIAC SV6 Van, Local Trade, 75,000 mi ‘05 CHEVY Trailblazer Ext, 4x4, Now only $8,995 ‘04 CHEVY 3/4 Ton, Crew Cab, 4 dr., 4x4 ‘03 CHEVY 1/2 Ton, Reg. Cab, 4x4, 62,000 mi, 4.8 V-8, Local Trade ‘03 CHEVY Venture Van LT, Local Trade, Only $4,995 ‘03 CHEVY Suburban LT, 4x4, Heated Leather, Local Trade ‘02 BUICK Rendezvous, Local Trade, Now Only $2,995 ‘02 FORD Escape XLS, 4x4, V-6, Local Trade, Only $4,995 ‘01 BUICK Park Ave, 4 dr. 3800 V-6, Local Trade, $5,995 ‘00 CHEVY 3/4 Ton Ext. Cab, 4x4, Now Only $9,995 ‘99 CHEVY 1/2 Ton Reg. Cab, 4x4, Only 99,000 mi ‘99 CHEVY Venture Van, Now Only $2,750 ‘98 CADILLAC DeVille 4 dr., Local Trade, Only $3,995 ‘98 CHEVY Prizm, 4 dr. Local Trade, $1,995 ‘96 CHEVY 1/2 Ton Ext. Cab, 4x4, Local Trade, $2,995 ‘95 CHEVY 1/2 Ton, Reg. Cab, 4x2, 79,000 mi, Local Trade ‘93 CHEVY 1/2 Ton, Ext. Cab, 4x4, Now Only $3,995 ‘79 OLDS Cutlass Supreme, 2 Dr. 87,000 Miles, 1-Owner, Only $4,495

H&S MotorS


HigHway #9 weSt - creSco, iowa

2006 BUICK Rendevous CXL, AWD, Sunroof, Heated Leather, 3RD Row Seat

NOW ONLY $8,995

2002 FORD Escape XLS 4x4, V-6, Local Trade

NOW ONLY $4,995

Picture Coming!!! 2000 CHEVY 3/4 Ton, Ext Cab LS 4x4, 101,000 mi, (1-Owner)

NOW ONLY $9,995

Service: Dick Holten Service PHone 563-547-4910

Keep that great gM feeling with genuine gM parts

FillMore counTy


Weather Forecast

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Partly Cloudy

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“digging in the dirt” By: Jaxon huntington, age 4 lanesboro, Mn

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

new TracTors • 2720 • 3520 • 5085 M

• 6125R • 7230 MfWD


• ‘12 JD 606C Chopper • ‘12 JD 608 Chopping Corn Head • ‘11 JD 635 f • ‘10 JD 630f • ‘10 JD 620f • ‘07 JD 893 Knife Rolls • ‘06 JD 893 • ‘05 JD 620f • ‘02 JD 930f


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

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

Used TracTors

• ‘10 JD 6430 St MfWD/673 Coming in

• ‘09 JD 6430 Prem. MfWD/673 Coming in

• ‘08 JD 7630 w/ 746 Loader SOLD • ‘08 JD 7930 IuT/TLS • ‘08 JD 4720 72” Deck • ‘00 7810 MfWD, Dual 740 Loader • ‘99 JD 8300 SOLD • JD 4440 • JD 4650 2wd • Kubota L3130 w/loader • Kubota Bx2360 54” Deck


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


Partly Sunny

WeaTher arT WanTeD!

MoonriSe & MoonSet 4:13am 2:24pm 5:28am 3:13pm 6:37am 4:10pm 7:42am 5:16pm 8:38am 6:28pm 9:24am 7:42pm 10:03am 8:54pm




Weather art

Sun & Moon Date: SunriSe & SunSet 12/10/12 7:34am 4:32pm 12/11/12 7:35am 4:32pm 12/12/12 7:33am 4:32pm 12/13/12 7:33am 4:32pm 12/14/12 7:34am 4:32pm 12/15/12 7:35am 4:33pm 12/16/12 7:36am 4:33pm



all children 13 and under are welcome to submit Weather art. Send your picture to Fillmore County Journal P.o. Box 496, Preston, Mn 55965 or email it to: or drop it off at the Fillmore County Journal 136 St. anthony St., Preston, Mn Be sure to include Child’s First and last name, age, town and title of art Work.

d e d N exTe To due ar l u P o P ! d N a dem THROUGH DECEMBER 30, 2012

drive Through Tour Friday & Saturday 5p-10p • $10 per car Sunday 5p-10p • $8 per car

Sponsored By:

KTTC TV- Channel 10 • Bluff Valley Campground, Inc. KROC FM 106.9 & KROC AM 1340 Brogan Heating & Air Conditioning • Boulder Images Family Tree Landscape Nursery • Fairway Outdoor Advertising Grandma Dot’s Ceramic Studio • Heartland Tours and Travel Pepsi-Cola of Rochester • Ryan Electric • Rochester Trolley & Tour Olmsted County Journal • RV Two-Way Awnings • Over The Top United Rentals of Rochester • Midwest Fuels Snack Shack • Zumbro Falls, MN • King Of The Grill

Zumbro Falls, mN

Call On Used Financing Specials!


11⁄2 Miles West of ZuMbro falls, MN oN MN HWY. 60, exit bluff ValleY road

If it’s in stock, we’ll have it in your home for Christmas - Guaranteed!

We’ll Pay the Sales Tax!




Save up to 30% on every item, including special orders. Save 40% to 70% on closeouts, floor samples, and discontinued items.

We’ll Pay the Sales Tax! Save up to an additional 7% when we pay your sales tax!*

We’ll Pay For Your Gas! Just for shopping at Drury’s. No purchase necessary! OUR 87th YEAR!

Over 35,000 Square Feet of Fully Accessorized Displays!


Just 28 miles south of Rochester on Highway 52 ©2012 Drury’s

*Discounts are off MSRP, and prior discounts may have been taken. A $699 minimum purchase, normal down payment and credit approval required. An amount equal to the sales tax due on your purchase will be deducted from your sales invoice. This offer does not apply to prior purchases and may not be combined with any other special offer, coupon or discount. Offer excludes Ekornes, Thomasville and La-Z-Boy “Hot Buys” Some other exclusions may apply. Call 800-561-2000 for more details.

OUR 87th YEAR! 100 Main Street Fountain, MN 507-268-4363 Store Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9 am-8 pm; Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 9 am-5 pm; Sunday Noon-4 pm.

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Fillmore County Journal 12.10.12  
Fillmore County Journal 12.10.12  

The 12.10.12 edition of the Fillmore County Journal.