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Business activity in the county By K aren R eisner

A crew from Progressive Movers begins to move the State Line Rural Methodist Church from its original 1881 location to its new home just north of the Iowa border. Photo by Kirsten Zoellner

State Line Rural Methodist Church finds a new home By K irsten Zoellner

Each year, buildings that once defined our communities are either demolished or left to fall into utter disrepair. The sagging economy doesn’t often have a place for these old buildings and those left to care for them often have no choice. Luckily for one area building, there was a local couple who simply couldn’t bear to see it go. “This is an exciting day,” beams Janice Huff. “It feels funny seeing it here, but it’s wonderful!” Just three miles south of Harmony, off of Highway 139 on State Line Road, the State Line Rural Methodist Church was con-

structed in 1881, with a basement built in 1927. The church had been served by the same pastor as Harmony Methodist Church, but events at the facility ceased in 2005, when the church was closed and the congregation was consolidated with the Harmony congregation. Soon, the church body found it uneconomical to continue to care for the aging building and discussions about its bleak future began. Enter Larry, who serves on the cemetery board, and Janice. “The church’s journey began about a year ago with just a thought as, ‘Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to save that historic old building before it falls apart?’” notes Huff. “There had been a previous offer

to buy it, but the church body denied the sale. It’s a delicate topic. We talked to the members from the old church and it was voted, with the new church, that they would sell the building to us.” By November of 2011, the legal paperwork was signed with the intention that the building would move just 1000 feet southeast, across Highway 139 and State Line Road to the Iowa side, to their homestead. Preliminary work for the move began with Peterson spending countless hours landscaping the eventual resting place of the building, moving soil, putting in a waterway and a driveway. Chad and Larry Wangen, from nearby See STATE LINE Page 7 

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Cris Gastner, Economic Development Authority, at the board’s August 14 meeting updated the commissioners on projects he is working on within the county. With funding from the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation and a match provided by Fillmore County Economic Development, a program for business succession planning is being established. A similar program has been successful in Spring Valley. The program is designed to help communities retain their businesses. If a current business owner participates in the program, a service provided and designed by Rochester Community and Technical College will be available to help an owner plan for the future. The intent is to “lay out a path allowing them to transition out of the business while maintaining value for them and viability for

the new owner.” Plans are to be customized to fit the needs of a particular business. Gastner noted that he hoped to attract funding from area foundations to keep the program going in the future. The maintenance of businesses in area communities now and in the future is paramount to the community’s viability. Gastner explained that the loss of the Mabel grocery store is a situation for small communities that isn’t going away, due to the difficulty for a small grocery to compete with the large chain stores. He hopes to develop a model, which doesn’t exist right now, to deal with the problem. There have been numerous contacts from citizens looking into the possibility of starting a new business. Gastner described some as “tire kickers,” but some are continuing to explore the possibilities. Gastner said he has been encourSee COUNTY Page 12 

Reps of Mathy Construction contribute to sand discussion By K aren R eisner

The Sand Committee met again on August 10 with most members of the Planning Commission in attendance. The board room was again crowded with concerned citizens, including owners of property with potential for mining, mine operators, and citizens worried about the possible negative effects of what is expected to be a fast-growing industry in the area. Three rep-

resentatives of Mathy Construction added to the discussion. The sand committee was formed after the mortatorium was put into place late in February. The most discussed issue was the use of flocculants or chemicals in the washing process. Under the most recent draft for the proposed changes to ordinance 721 Excavation and Mining of Materials and Minerals, the use of chemicals, flocculants, or additives for proSee SAND Page 10 

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Tracing Abraham Lincoln’s Springfield, IL, footsteps- Part 4 This story is the fourth in a fivepart series about Gerri Nielsen’s trip to Springfield, Illinois. THURSDAY: Dr. Cornelius amazed us again this morning with his presentation “Mary Lincoln--Well, Not Really.” He showed us a portrait painted in 1864 by F. Carpenter. It shows a plain-faced woman dressed in black wearing a cross necklace, gaudy jewelry on her wrists and fingers, and a floral headdress in her hair. But the painting didn’t always appear that way. The Museum invites pro bono restorers to clean and restore documents and artifacts. When an accomplished restorer looked closely at this painting, he noticed there were some embellishments on top of the varnish on the painting. A big black hair bow had replaced the flowers, the jewelry had been toned down, and a locket featuring Lincoln’s silhouette had replaced the cross. The biggest change was the face--Mary Lincoln’s face had replaced the plain visage. The restorer and museum historians discovered that a man named Lou Bloom--a man of all trades and an amateur painter--had sold this fake painting of Mary Lincoln to Bob Beckweith, a grandson of Robert Lincoln, for two or three thousand dollars. In 2010, the painting was stripped of the varnish and embellishments and

restored to its original appearance. Now the museum staff is working to figure out who this mysterious lady is. Inspecting newly donated artifacts and discovering fakes is an interesting part of an ALPLM staff member’s job. The Museum hires preservationists and conservationists to work with all its artifacts. Bonnie Parr is a conservator for the ALPLM. She demonstrated how she cleans 200-year-old documents, how she repairs tears in old maps, how she encapsulates paper documents in plastic film to protect them, and how she creates the perfect box or display equipment for books and artifacts in the Museum. She explained there are four rules for preserving the precious keepsakes: clean, cool, dry, and dark. All the materials and artifacts in the Library are stored in a dark environment that is kept at about 65 degrees with humidity at 43 percent. Mark DePue, Director of the ALPLM Oral History department stressed the importance of interviewing eyewitnesses to history. He showed us examples of some amazing interviews with W.W.II veterans and one of Illinois’s first female basketball players able to play thanks to Title IX. DePue said we can preserve history with modern technology--oral history can show opinions, reflections, insights and emotional responses.

The anecdotes bring history to life. He stressed the importance of designing a mission and a theme for the interview, and being sure the narrator is relaxed and comfortable relating his/her story. The interviewer must be knowledgeable and prepared. He/she has to guide an interview and be objective. He/she must ask leading questions and most importantly, must LISTEN. DePue gave us great sites on the ALPLM web site to create assignments in recording oral history for our classes. The Museum features a temporary exhibit that changes each year; this year’s exhibit is “To Kill and to Heal,” a study of weaponry and surgical methods during the Civil War. Jack Navins, a retired navy physician and ALPLM volunteer, explained to us which of the Civil War medical tools are still used today in surgery, and which are obsolete. These included some nasty-looking amputation tools. “We have automated machines today for that--not those old fashioned saws,” Navins said. He told us of the process of making a temporary exhibit, including choosing a topic and title, writing a script, selecting graphics, and arranging loans of artifacts, and finally cutting (there are loads of documents and photos to choose from!). The sketchy history of Civil War surgeons is based on a weird

system where medical school students paid the faculty directly. Doctors would pool together and open a school. They wouldn’t kick any students out because, of course, they looked forward to collecting students’ tuition money again the next semester. Students

would take the same courses 2, 3, or 4 times. In war, both sides were very unprepared to deal with injuries and sickness. At first there were no ambulances. The wounded would walk away from battle with one or two other soldiers supporting them. This would take not just one, but probably three men out See LINCOLN Page 3 

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of action. The battle of Antietam on Sept. 17, 1862, was the bloodiest day in American military history with no supplies for field hospitals. But this battle was the first to introduce ambulances. The Battle of Fredericksburg on Dec. 13, 1862, brought the first adequate medical preparation. Because of open terrain, casualties could not be evacuated until dark; many men lay bleeding and suffering on the battlefield from 6:00 A.M. until sundown. The Battle of Gettysburg fought July 1-3, 1863, is the largest battle ever fought in the New World. There were 160 hospitals, 45 of them in homes. Supplies were kept 25 miles away, and railroads were closed until July 6. Of the 650 Union surgeons, 544 left in pursuit of Robert E. Lee’s retreating men. The advances that came from medical trial-and-error in the Civil War included organization, pavilion-style hospital design (the pavilion makes a good triage center during traumatic crisis), production of smallpox vaccinations, experiments with quinine to prevent malaria, improvement of surgical skills, and development of

neurology as a medical specialty. Also, nursing switched from being an all-male profession to a femaledominated profession. We learned most deaths during the Civil War were due to disease, not gunshots. Dysentery, diarrhea, consumption, and typhoid fever were the #1 killers. 28 percent of the wounds were treated with amputations. Mark DePue returned and gave facts in his “Lincoln: Commander and Chief” presentation regarding Lincoln’s two objectives when elected President: preserving the Union with the Confederate states rejoining, and continuing the great American experiment. Lincoln swore the Union would not fire the first shot in the Civil War; thus, it began with the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter. The Union army had 16,000 troops; they were scattered, regimental-sized, led by inexperienced officers, and commanded by a very old military advisor who had a tiny staff. Lincoln didn’t call up a large number of men to serve because he didn’t want to spread fear about a long upcoming battle. Every white, able man aged between 18 to 45 served in the militia. Lincoln’s own war experience included being elected command-

Monday, August 20, 2012 er in the militia fighting the Blackhawk War. He shot no one in his wartime experience. He knew nothing about the President’s role as Commander-in-Chief but became a self-taught strategist. He sat down with military experts and asked them questions. To win the war, Lincoln needed economic, technological, social, political, and diplomatic strategies. Technologically, he made use of railroads, telegraph, steampowered ironclads, rifled muskets, new minne ball ammunition, and improved artillery with fasterloading weapons. Socially, he needed the will of the people to persevere. The South had the advantage based on culture, politics, religion, and beliefs. Politically, he had to convince the secessionist states to rejoin the union. He said, In a letter to Horace Greeley dated Aug. 22, 1862, “My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that . . . “He needed to preserve the border states (Missouri, Kentucky, West Virginia,

Fillmore County District Court Report On August 2, 2012, Cody Lee Bartlett, 21 of Stewartville, appeared before Judge Robert Benson at the Fillmore County Courthouse. Bartlett faced charges of Burglary in the 3rd degree, which has a maximum penalty of five years in jail, $10,000 or both, as well as charges for Theft, with a maximum penalty of one year in jail, $3,000 or both. The charges stem from an incident in which Bartlett allegedly aided and abetted another person in breaking into the Los Gables restaurant in Fountain. There was alcohol and money stolen from the restaurant. Bartlett was given $50,000 conditional bail and $100,000 unconditional. Bartlett also faced two counts of Theft of a Motor Vehicle, which has a maximum penalty of 10 years, $20,000 or both, and burglary in the 1st degree, with a maximum penalty of 20 years in jail, $35,000 or both, as well as two counts of theft. Bartlett was also allegedly involved in the burglary of three businesses in Lanesboro the same night, all done with a car that was stolen. He also faced counts of burglary and theft from allegedly breaking into a home in Chatfield that same night. Michael Patrick Howlett, 54 of Chatfield, appeared before Judge Benson on August 15. He faced

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Maryland, and Delaware). After each major battle, the goals changed. His generals--McClellan at Antietam, Burnside at Fredericksburg, Meade at Gettysburg, and Grant at Vicksburg-each made different forms of progress that affected the next strategy. Keeping track of all the history Lincoln created is Kathryn Harris, the ALPLM Director of Library Services. She gave us a tour of the spectacular three floors of facilities. Springfield’s Presidential Library started in 1889, and it has always kept Abraham Lincoln documents. The Library holds over 200,000 books and maps in its first floor reading area and the climate-controlled basement. The basement floor had to be reinforced to support the magnificent weight of the compact shelving full of bound books. The Library holds over 12 million manuscripts, 400,000 audiovisual documents, and over 100,000 reels of newspapers on microfiche. Thanks to generous donors, The Library owns 120 copies of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin--several are 1st editions, and several are printed in many world languages. The Library owns over 15,000 artifacts about Abraham Lincoln.

Not only Lincoln history is documented at the Presidential Library, but so is all of Illinois history. As Harris’s assistant, Jane, noted, “If you were born in, lived in, died in, or even passed through Illinois for a couple hours, you’re recorded in this Library.” An amazing capper to the day was our delicious catered dinner in the large plaza of the Museum. While we ate and visited, the Lincoln family dressed in their best stood guard, and we sat in the crossroads of Abe’s log cabin and the White House. We were awarded certificates, souvenir coins, silver bookmarks, and photos, and then a special guest appeared: Harriet Tubman. Kathryn Harris, as it turns out, is not only an amazing librarian, but also a gifted speaker who brought Harriet Tubman, the Underground Railroad conductor, to life before our eyes. She told her stories of helping slaves escape to freedom and made it clear she “never got caught, and never lost a passenger.” All the teachers agreed we learned more from her 20-minute oratory than we could ever have gotten out of reading a book or watching a video. She was enthralling. Read the last installment of the series in next week’s Fillmore County Journal!

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C ommentary Balancing gun rights and public safety By Yvonne Nyenhuis The first letter that my husband and I received from the NRA arrived in 1965, forty-seven years ago. Included was a picture of some desperate, scrawny individuals peering out through the bars of a dirty jail in a foreign country. The message was,“This can happen to Yvonne you. You are Nyenhuis in danger! The government will take away your guns. Be afraid, be very afraid!” The Second Amendment was

written in 1791. “A well-regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. We had just fought a war for Independence, carried out by State Militias made up of farmers and tradesmen who brought their own guns to the fray. At this time we relied on State Militias to protect our country from invading armies. The law was written to ensure our National security. It did not suggest that we needed to fear our own government, nor did it mention hunting. After the war of 1812, it became clear that we needed a unified force, an Army and Navy under

Fillmore County State Primary results from August 14, 2012 U.S. Senator for IND Stephen Williams: 13 (72.22%) Glen R. Anderson Menze: 5 (27.78%) U.S. Senator for REP David Carlson: 257 (50.89%) Bob Carney Jr.: 58 (11.49%) Kurt Bills: 190 (37.62%) U.S. Senator for DFL Jack Edward Shepard:12 (3.20%) Amy Klobuchar: 348 (92.80%) “Dick” Franson: 10 (2.67%) Darryl Stanton: 5 (1.33%)

U.S. Representative District 1 Mike Parry: 342 (60.21%) Allen Quist: 226 (39.79%) U.S. Representative District 1 Tim Walz: 367 (100%) Chief Justice Fillmore County Lorie Skjerven Gildea: 405 (48.56%) Jill Clark: 137 (16.43%) Dan Griffith: 292 (35.01%) Associate Justice 4 - Supreme Court Fillmore County Alan Nelson: 218 (26.36%) Tim Tingelstad: 218 (26.26%) David R. Stras: 391 (47.28%)

Letter about fracking sand To the Editor, Let’s be positive about fracking sand and find a way to speed the production of some of the large amount of energy in this country. Let’s give the families who struggled at times to maintain this area of Minnesota that we love a chance to make a buck and harvest sand. Let’s put a moratorium on the war in Afghanistan

and utilize those troops to develop our energy resources here at home. If you had a son or daughter in Afghanistan, would you think differently about fracking sand? Last week nine Marines were killed in Afghanistan. Let’s do something for our country and put up with a little bit of dust and noise. Jim Ostrem Lanesboro, MN

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the auspices of the Federal government to protect our National interests. Today we have the most powerful Military in the world and a police force to enforce local laws. In the literal sense, the reason for “keeping and bearing arms” no longer exists. This law needs to be re-examined in the light of our present reality. Hunting laws are firmly established and regulated by the States. The only time Federal law can take precedence over State law is in matters of National Security . The NRA has perpetuated the myth over the years, “The government will take your guns, be afraid! This has no more substance than a shadow that disappears when the Letter about nuclear disarmament To the Editor, As of July 2012 Mayors For Peace (MFP) had 5,296 member cities in 153 countries, including over half the world’s capital cities and 190 US members. At the annual meeting in June the US Conference of Mayors (USCM) unanimously adopted the new MFP resolution. (Rochester Mayor Ardell Brede was one of 18 sponsoring the MFP resolution.) The resolution includes “NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the U.S. Conference of Mayors reaffirms its call on the President of the United States to implement the UN Secretary-General’s Five-Point Proposal for Nuclear Disarmament forthwith, so that a Nuclear Weapon Convention or a comparable framework of mutually reinforcing legal instrument can be agreed upon and implemented by 2020;” and “BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the U.S. Conference of Mayors call on Congress to terminate funding for modernization of nuclear

sun goes down. The government is not made up of aliens from outer space. We are the government. The government is us! We are in no danger of losing our right “to keep and bear arms.” The Leadership of the NRA wants us to believe that they exist to protect our “second amendment rights.” They invite you to become a member of their organization and contribute money toward this noble fight to ensure our freedom and independence. Actually they use the money to pay lobbyists, to donate to political campaigns and to feed propaganda to the media. Their lawyers write our gun laws. There is a picture of Governor Jeb Bush signing “Stand your ground” into law. By his side is a member of the NRA. President Bush said he

would support the ban on assault weapons. Some how in 2004, when the time came to re-instate the ban, the time quietly slipped by with no signature. President Bush was rewarded by a campaign donation by friends of the NRA. Our country has been traumatized by assassinations, President Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Reverend King and a growing number of mass murders. The NRA laments, “It’s a dangerous world. We should rush out and buy more guns to protect ourselves!” President Obama is for a ban on assault weapons, but he needs our support and congress behind him to make it happen. Freedom is not just fought on the battlefield. We fight for freedom every day in the choices we make in our minds and in our hearts.

warheads, delivery systems and production facilities...” We should not accept spending on nuclear weapons that is anywhere even close to the “$A700 billion...over the next decade” as estimated by the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation and others. On Feb. 8, 2012, Rep. Ed Markey introduced H.R. 3974 that would cut spending on modernization of nuclear weapons and their delivery systems by $100 billion over 10 years. Call Rep. Tim Walz and request he cosponsor H. R. 3974 and call Senators Klobuchar and Franken and request they advocate for a similar bill in the Senate. You can reach them all through the Capitol operator, 1-866-220-0044. Robert K Johnson Harmony, MN

Letter about Fountain To the Editor, Only in Fountain: I frequently travel with my family between Dubuque and the Twin Cities and we love to stop at Fountain and ride bikes and play at the playground. When we left our new helmets at the playground on a recent Saturday we figured we’d never see them again. A call to Rhonda at the City Clerk’s office on Monday morning found her willing to go check for us. She found them, as the kind folks in Fountain let them be for a few days! Steve Casper Dubuque, IA

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C ommentary One moment please.... Growing up together By Jason Sethre Publisher of the Fillmore County Journal & Olmsted County Journal Cell phone: 507-251-5297

jsethre@fillmorecountyjournal. com The Class of 2025 This past week really made me think about how swiftly the years are flying by. Our kids, more than anything, are my measurement of time. Last Mon- Jason Sethre day evening, Tonya Keim organized a gathering in Harmony for all of the families of children graduating from Fillmore Central High School in 2025. Yes, this was what I would refer to as a “pre-union” for the Class of 2025, since they are entering kindergarten this week. It was a potluck full of more food than a Thanksgiving feast. The kids played while the parents chatted. Of course, I’d like to commend Tonya for bringing it all together. This event wouldn’t have happened without her efforts. We also had group pictures of the Class of 2025 taken on the

bleachers of the football field. It will be wonderful to look back on those pictures about 13 years from now and see how the kids have changed. I hope we have more events like this over the years. Thanks to Tonya! What was most interesting to me was the car ride back home to Fountain. I told my wife, “Wow! Olivia will graduate in 2023 and I will be 49-yearsold. I’ll be 51-years-old when Landon graduates from high school.” Listening to our conversation, Olivia said, “Whoa! You’ll be 51!?!” Well, if that doesn’t make you get excited about getting old, I don’t know what does. Just For Kicks On Tuesday night, we had our last Fillmore Central Community Education Youth Soccer session with a parents versus kids and coaches game. As I told the kids, ranging from three-yearsold on up to 10, this was their biggest game of the season. And, it was quite an event. Right at kick-off, the parents took possession of the ball. And, I wish I would have videotaped that kick-off. It was like the running of the bulls. The kids swarmed in the direction of whichever parent went after the soccer ball. Sometimes,

there were so many kids crowding around the ball, that you couldn’t even see if there was a soccer ball in the mix. And, then someone would punt the ball out of the pile of kids and the swarm would follow that blackand-white checkered orb. Right away, the parents marched down the field and chalked up three unanswered goals. But, as time went on, the kids came back to tie it up in the second half of the game for a final score of 3 to 3. The kids might say they scored four goals, but it was too hard to tell from where I was standing on the field. A tie sounds good to me. For me, the soccer experience for my children relates to how my dad approached sports with me when I was growing up. My father told me that he wanted me to try as many sports as possible so I could figure out which ones I liked the most. I played football, basketball, baseball and soccer, and by high school I gravitated toward soccer and track. I liked the other sports, too, but soccer really captured my interest. Today, I try to guide my children the same way my father guided me. Our children are not going to be playing soccer in high school in Fillmore County in my lifetime. The student populations could never support it, and it could draw students away from other sports. I’ve had parents ask me if we should try to get soccer

going in our schools, and I just wouldn’t recommend it at this time. It is a fall sport, and we already struggle a bit to cover many of our current sports. To me, I just want my children exposed to another sport such as soccer in case they want to play for recreation later on in life. Yes, time is flying by and 51

This is the second year Fillmore Central Community Education has held a summer youth soccer program that lasts seven weeks starting the first week of July. On Tuesday, August 14, 2012, the last session of soccer involved a match between the kids (and coaches) and parents. The program has expanded from 23 children in 2011 to 54 children in 2012, with ages ranging from three to 10. A special thanks goes out to coaches Jessica Marzolf and Aaron Nevalainen. Photo by Alissa Stelpflug

2012 motorcyclist fatalities pass 25-death milestone ST. PAUL -- The number of preliminary Minnesota motorcyclist fatalities hit 26 following a deadly July when seven riders were killed, tied with May for deadliest month of the year for riders. This year’s rider deaths are slightly up compared to the 23 at this time last year, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Motorcycle Safety Center (MMSC). To-date in 2012, 191 people have been killed in traffic crashes on Minnesota roads of which 14 percent are riders. At this rate, DPS projects 46 deaths for 2012, which would mark the first time since 2008 that rider deaths have increased. There

were 42 rider deaths in 2011 and 45 in 2010. DPS officials say there are many contributing factors to the deadlier year for riders, including record-high numbers of motorcyclists and early summer-like weather. The first rider death occurred on March 12, the earliest rider death on record since 2002. Officials also note common factors contributing to fatal motorcycle crashes continue, such as failure to yield rightof-way, driver inattention and motorcyclist error. MMSC Program Coordinator, Bill Shaffer, encourages motorists to share the roads, drive at safe speeds and look twice for

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will be here before I know it. I look forward to getting to know all of the parents of the Class of 2025 (and 2023) as we rush to soccer, t-ball, football, swimming lessons, and everything else that keeps our mini-vans on the road. As our kids grow up together, in a way, so do we – the parents.

cycle Safety Fund, which comes directly from Minnesota motorcyclists through a portion of motorcycle endorsement fees. Motorcycle safety is a component of _Toward Zero Deaths (TZD), the state’s primary road safety 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.


Recent MMSC Activity •Ridership is at record-high levels in Minnesota, with over 230,000 registered motorcycles and almost 400,000 licensed operators. •2011 _Minnesota Motor Vehicle Crash Facts_ reports 42 rider deaths, down from a 24-year high of 72 in 2008. •Gov. Mark Dayton signed the Proclamation of Motorcycle Safety for state of Minnesota on May 14, 2012.

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Hidden Valley CUP for Rental Cabins Goes to County Board for Approval approved the CUP with one condition at their August 16 meeting, sending it to the county board for final approval. Tom Kraetsch noted that he intends to rent the cabins seasonally, or weekly/monthly if there are vacancies. The cabins will have three rooms including one bedroom and one bathroom. Each will have a kitchenette and have heating and air conditioning. Water will come from the campground’s private well. There will be one parking spot per cabin.

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Canton, assisted with tree trimming and removal. Then, Huff and Peterson began the tedious task of getting the building itself fit for moving. “Larry and I spent countless houses working in the old church basement. We needed to tear out the tin ceiling, stairs, cupboards, sink, stove, refrigerator, furnace and ductwork, plumbing, wiring, basement windows, woodwork, and some doors. Larry then had to remove the outside steps and dismantle the old west entrance. He salvaged the cement walkway and the old outhouse, which we now use as a garden shed.” Work continued as the excavation and construction of the new building foundation began June 11. “Al Torgerson of TLC Excavating did a super job on digging the basement and then getting the cement work done for the basement walls and floor, along with Isaiah Kingsley and Pete Schartzentruber’s crew.” Three days later, and just into the hottest spell of the summer, the basement walls were up. After the heat broke July 10, the crews resumed work, pouring the foundation floor. “Gjere Construction supplied the conveyor truck to transport the cement to the basement floor saving some backbreaking labor that otherwise would have

had to be done by wheelbarrow!” enthuses Huff. Rob and Harold Freerksen, of Rob’s Roofing, were then able to put the sill plate on the basement to keep the project moving along quickly. The duo was somewhat taken aback, although pleasantly surprised, but other donations of time and materials that came as word of the relocation of the church became the community’s biggest topic. Don Anderson donated his time, labor, and the use of a boom truck to assist with the removal of the chimney prior to the move. Likewise, Kerry and Andrew Kingsely assisted with a heavy-duty appliance dolley, to move items out of the basement. Kerry and Jane Kingsley then donated floor jacks for the basement, as well as oil lamps that will be used in the building following its move. “The donations just kept coming,” notes Peterson. “I went to the hardware store to pick something up and was told it was being donated. I couldn’t believe it.” The outpouring of generousity continued; a framed tin ceiling panel from John and Marsha Hanson, a patio door for the basement from Chuck and Deb Daskam for the basement, an antique, handwritten Methodist Church invitation from Marilyn Soland, and even some Murphy’s Oil Soap from Donna Barnes for cleaning in the church. Family

Nutrition Standards for USDA School Nutrition Programs impacting menus this fall Local schools, Fillmore Central, Mabel-Canton and Chatfield will be effected by the following school lunch changes. School meals across the country will take a more healthy approach this fall when new USDA requirements take effect. The National School Lunch Program (NSLP), administered by the USDA, released new meal and nutrition standards in January 2012 - the first major update in 15 years. This is good news for over 32 million children who will benefit from the requirements, which are designed to improve the health and nutrition of students while helping maintain a healthy weight. The changes are part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act passed by congress and championed by First Lady Michelle Obama as part of her Let’s Move campaign.

Fruits and Vegetables •Students will be offered both fruits and vegetables every day of the week, doubling the amount currently offered. •Each student must have at least 1/2 cup fruit and/or vegetable on their tray as part of their meal. •Vegetable categories offered each week will be: 3/4 cup orange or red vegetable, 1/2 cup dark green, 1/2 cup starchy vegetable (green peas, corn, white potatoes), 1/2 cup dried bean/peas (legume). Grains •At least half of the grains offered will be whole grain-rich Milk •Non-flavored milk offerings are limited to 1% or skim (fat-free). All flavored milk, when offered, must be fat-free.



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of the duo also got in on the giving with Luanne Peterson, Larry’s mother, giving plant hanger hooks, as well as hosta and sedum plants, and then planting them at the new site along with help from Marilyn Soland. Of notable interest, Peterson’s father, Lloyd, was confirmed in the church and his grandparents were members of the church. Isaiah Kingsley, who worked with TLC Excavating, is a great-grandson one of the builders of the church. Terry Wilford, son of State Line church members Arden and Judy Wilford, was the driver of the cement truck which poured the new foundation floor. It appears that even when it comes to nostalgia and community spirit, what goes around comes around. By August 6, the original site of the church, just west of the Methodist cemetery, was ready to be excavated. Peterson, along with Progressive Movers, of Rochester began the daunting task of lifting the tile foundation away from the building and moving a portion of fencing. Using a network of hydraulic jacks and steel beams placed under the framework, which is typically controlled by a unified jacking system, the entire structure was elevated off the original foundation on Wednesday, August 8. It was ready for transport to the new site by 8 a.m. the next morning, despite drizzling skies on both days.

The 3-man crew from Progressive Movers worked quickly getting the building moved, despite a few creaks and groans from the building, which measures 24 by 36 feet, 28 feet high, and was estimated to weigh just less than 30 tons. Needless to say, the feat was an interesting one for the more than 30 spectators, many former church members, who gathered to watch the process. The crew was aided by an impressive, multi-directional hydraulic system, which allowed for the independent raising of portions of the steel framework, as well as fully oscillating wheels on the rear of the trailer section, which were met with both a few gasps and collective “oohs” and “aahs.” At the new site, large wood beams stacked into piles, called cribs, were used to support the new steel beams during the placing of the building. Using a crawling apparatus, the building was then transferred above the new beams and lowered reversing the steps used to initially elevate it. By 4 p.m., just eight hours after beginning the transfer, the building was on its new foundation, the movers were packed up and leaving, and the misty day gave way to pouring rain. A great deal of coordination took place for the move. TriCounty Electric was on hand to move two public utility lines, one which served the cemetery site and

the other the Peterson homestead. In addition, Morem Electric was called in to move a private utility line at the homestead. No assistance was required from the county sheriff’s office on the rural roads. Progressive Movers also received accolades for their efforts. “Thanks to the crew of Jim Newell, Bruce Mills, and Jeff Nelson the move went smoothly, professionally, and quickly,” adds Huff. “They were excellent to work with!” What does the future hold for the building? Since it is no longer a designated church, its name has been changed to State Line Reflections, due to the mirrored candle holders that will be in place in the building, its function as a place to reflect, as well as the “reflections of memories” that come from 131 years of history within the community. “We want to preserve as much of the building as is possible,” stress Huff and Peterson. “There will be no electricity and no plumbing. We have had the thought of having candlelight or oil lamp events and possibly some nondenominational church services at the holidays, but it will also be a gathering place for our family, friends, and neighbors. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of all who cheered us on during this process!” For more photos and video clips of the State Line Church move, visit www.fillmorecountyjournal. com.

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Roche of Arcola, Ill.; and three nephews, Eddie (Sandy) Whalen of Canton, Minn; LaVerne (Nelda) Whalen of Rochester, Minn.; and Mary Kurdelmeier Mary Kurdelmeier, 95, of Har- Larry (Shirley) Whalen of Rochesmony, Minn. passed away on ter, Minn. Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at the A Mass of Christian Burial was Harmony Health Care Center in held on Monday, August 13, 2012, at the Nativity Catholic Church in Harmony, Minn. Mary Viola Kurdelmeier was Harmony. Burial was in the Calvary born Feb. 26, 1917, in Harmony, Cemetery in rural Canton, Minn. Minn. to Lucy McCabe Roche Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harand Edmund Roche. She gradu- mony handled the arrangements. ated from Harmony High School in Memorials may be directed to 1936. She continued her education the Nativity Catholic Church, Harat Winona State Teacher’s College mony Community Healthcare. and then attended Woodbury BusiBeverly R. Overland ness College in Los Angeles. Mary was married to Leonard Knick in Beverly Ruth (Erickson) Over1938; he passed away in 1948. Mary land, 83, of Preston, formerly of spent several years working in doc- Lanesboro, died Wednesday, Aug. tor’s offices in Harmony. In 1951 8, 2012, at Golden Living West in she married Roy Kurdelmeier. He Rochester, where she has resided since June. passed away in 2004. Mary was a member of Nativ- Beverly Ruth Erickson was born ity Catholic Church. She enjoyed Oct. 8, 1928, in Winona Counplaying cards, golf, sewing, cooking ty, to Elmer Roy and Lilly Mae and baking. She was a wonderful (Harder) Erickson. She went to caregiver to her parents, family, and Winona High School. On Oct. 22, 1949, she married Harris Jerome both husbands. Mary was preceded in death by Overland at St. Martin’s Lutheran her parents, four brothers, Lyle, Church in Winona. They resided in Edwin, Delbert, Gerald, and three Lanesboro. sisters, Mrytle Whalen, Allyne Sny- Beverly was a housewife and a der, and Irene Costigan. She is sur- bookkeeper for her husband, who vived by one stepdaughter, Eileen was owner and operator of the Mensink, five grand-stepchildren, Overland Service Station. She was 17 great-grand stepchildren, six a member of Bethlehem Lutheran great-great-grand stepchildren, three Church and Martha Circle. Beverly nieces, Geraldine (Dick) Trapp of enjoyed embroidery, needlework Carson City, Nev.; Kathleen Roche and baking, and enjoyed time with of Santa Monica, Cal.; and Diane family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harris on May 29, 2009; and a brother, Ronald. Beverly is survived by one son, Larry (Bonnie) Overland of Kiel, Wis.; and one daughter, Lori (James) Haugen of Rochester; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Diane Dobrinska of Omaha, Neb. The funeral service for Beverly was on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro, with Pastor Kerry Eversole officiating. Burial was in Lanesboro Cemetery. Johnson-Riley Funeral Home, Lanesboro, was in charge of arrangements. Katherine Pitney Katherine Beatrix Kailey Pitney died August 7, 2012, at The Nebraska Masonic Home in Plattsmouth, Nebraska. She was born on August 8, 1923, at the Willows Maternity Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. George and Ethel Wisecarver Kailey, longtime residents of Red Cloud, Nebraska adopted Katherine on October 26, 1923, just 80 days after she was born. Seventyfive years later, after an extensive search, she was able to locate her biological family in Preston, Minnesota and was united with her half sister, Donna Mae Kulsrude Mandelko and the rest of her new family. It was a very special time for Mom to meet her new relatives and be able to connect with them for the next 14 years.

The FCJ reaches over 12,000 households each week. at the Caledonia Care and Rehab. Earl was born June 30, 1926, in Decorah, Iowa to George and Lydia (Qualley) Wernet. He attended the Coldwater School. On April 12, 1948, he married Angeline M. Imel at the Decorah Lutheran Church. He worked several jobs including working on the railroad, driving truck, antiques, and farming. But, operating the Crystal Inn in Burr Oak and Stateline Inn was what he really enjoyed. They had lived in Winslow, Illinois for several years before moving back to the Mabel area in 1970. After retiring they moved to Brownsville, Minnesota to be closer to the fishing and boating. He enjoyed boating, fishing, gambling, and being around people. Earl is survived by his wife Angie of Brownsville; six children June (Robert) Bolen of Manawa, Wisconsin; LeRoy (Nancy) of Winslow, Illinois; Marie (Chuck) Busack of Brownsville; Barb Neuenschwander of Winslow, Illinois, Fay (Kenneth) Garness of Canton, Minnesota, and Mary Wernet of Monroe, Wisconsin; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-two great grandchildren; a sister Florence Patterson of Decorah, Iowa; and a brother Floyd of Caledonia. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters Doris Whalen and Georgia Ludeking. Visitation was Friday, August 17, Earl R. Wernet Earl R. Wernet, age 86, of 2012, at the Mengis Funeral Home Caledonia, formerly of the Mabel in Mabel. A private burial was in area, died Monday, August 13, 2012, the Bluffton Cemetery.

Mrs. Pitney was a graduate of Red Cloud High School with the class of 1941, which was the largest graduating class of RCHS. In May of 1941 she married her childhood sweetheart, Phil Pitney. She was preceded in death by Phil, her husband of 67 years, who passed away March 2008, her parents George Kailey and Ethel Wiscarver Kailey, her brother, George Robert (Rod) Kailey, her biological mother, Ida H. Kulsude and her half brother, Robert L. Hahn. Mrs. Pitney is survived by son, Roger Pitney and his wife, Gloria, of Greensboro, N.C.; son, Mark Pitney and his wife, Sandy, of Raleigh, N.C.; daughter, Janice Pitney of Raleigh, N.C.; and daughter, Susie Baker and her husband, Bruce, of Hastings, Nebraska. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and thirteen greatgrandchildren. Also is survived by her half sister, Donna Mandelko of Minnesota. Katherine’s final prayer was sending love and thankfulness for her family and friends. We miss you Mom but know you are happy again in Paradise. Services for Phil and Katherine were held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Red Cloud, Nebraska with interment of Mom and Dad together at the Red Cloud Cemetery.

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, Chatf ield, MN 55923 (507) 867- 4686 Canton-Scotland 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, Chatf ield, MN 55923 (507) 867- 4721 Chatf ield United Methodist Christ ………………Sundays - 9 : 30am 124 Winona St SE, Chatf ield, 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 N W, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765-2161 Christian Science Ser vices …………………………Sundays - 10 : 00am Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-2251 Elstad Lutheran Church ……………………………Sundays - 10 : 30am 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, Wykof f, 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 Chatf ield Ave N W, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765- 4960 First English Lutheran Church ……………………Sundays - 9 : 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 - 8 : 30am 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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cessing mined materials is listed under Prohibited Activity. Steve Beach, a geologist and manager of Milestone Materials (a division of Mathy Construction), insisted that the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) governs the use of flocculants. Presently, Mathy is not using them in Fillmore County. He explained that polyacrylamide is a polymer, a dry granular product which is injected with the final washwater. The fine clay particles cling to the flocculant, allowing them to be handled with manual mining equipment. Tara Wetzel, manager of environmental operations at Mathy, noted she has contributed to the drafting of other ordinances. She explained that the MPCA would need to issue a permit to do washing and the agency would need to approve the use of a flocculant. Wetzel noted that polyacrylamide is used as a cleaning agent in the treatment of drinking water; it is also used as a soil conditioner for erosion control. Wetzel said they have monitored air quality for silica since

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1997, and that in the mine sites located in the upper Midwest silica is not a problem for employees. Currently, there is no standard for silica in the air. Wetzel suggested a separation would be helpful between “industrial sand” which has a high purity of silica and “construction aggregate” which is sand, gravel or crushed stone used for local construction projects. She admitted that the mining techniques could be similar, but there are differences in the processing of the product. Discussion on Flocculants Committee member David Williams argued that it would be best to outright ban the use of flocculants, as some are toxic. He added that the ban could be a deterrent for establishing large scale mining. Wetzel agreed that a blanket approval of flocculants would not be a good idea. However, in the processing of aggregate, flocculants are sometime necessary. She insisted that polyaccrilamite is an “inert” substance. She noted that acrylamide, which is unpolymerized, is the chemical of concern. Rita Leduc said the subunits that form the polymer are very toxic. She insisted there

Mathy Construction representatives discuss language for the proposed ordinance changes. Milestone Materials geologist Ron Garrison, Mathy environment engineer Tara Wetzel, and Milestone Materials manager Steve Beach. Committee member Brad Erickson is in the background. Photo by Karen Reisner

is always some acrylamide (a neurotoxin) in the final product. Leduc said there are ongoing toxicity studies of water supplies. She noted that polyacrylamide is also used by some sewage treatment plants. Wetzel remarked that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has zero tolerance for acrylamide in drinking water. Williams remarked that state agencies are weak on enforcement, saying it is the role of the local government for tough enforcement. Wetzel disagreed. Paul Leduc worried that we could be “putting the water supply at grave risk.” County Attorney Brett Corson said there is a consensus of the committee to avoid large industrial operations. He added that the county does not have the expertise to monitor the use of chemicals. He questioned whether the county can rely on the MPCA. Wetzel maintained there are chemicals that the MPCA would ban for use as a flocculant. Commissioner Duane Bakke commented that we are not sure what is being used today; water only, or if flocculants are being used. Wetzel suggested they write into the ordinance that if an operation wants to use chemicals, they must be approved by the MPCA. Beach warned that if flocculants are banned, it may be necessary to import some aggregate materials for construction. County Engineer John Grindeland noted that the use of flocculants in the washing process allows the recycling of the water for processing, using less water. Wetzel admitted that the test for polyaccrilamite is expensive and unreliable. She insisted that the ponds were self sealing, wouldn’t contaminate the water supply, and allow the reuse of the water. Wetzel said the accumulation on the bottom of the ponds had been tested with no difference between that sample and a control sample. Beach opined that it is important not to put regulations into the ordinance that will shut down crushing operations. He said water appropriation is already governed by the MPCA. Beach also was concerned about the potential size limitation of 80 acres. He insisted a permit can be canceled if an operator is not doing a good job. Bakke

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The Official Legal Newspaper for Fillmore County said a size limitation will help keep out the large industrial operations. Roads Since the last meeting, Zoning Administrator Chris Graves, Engineer John Grindeland, and Attorney Brett Corson met and discussed bonding issues and other options to pay for possible damages to the roads. The two issues were how to collect funds and how to prove damage. Their suggestion was for a bond requirement of $150,000 per mile on blacktop roads that are on a designated haul route and $25,000 per mile on gravel roads that are on a designated haul route. Grindeland explained if the trucks hauling the sand were within legal limits they should cause no more damage to the roads than anything else, but the volume would make the difference. Grindeland said it will cost at least $1 million to construct one mile of county road. He noted that the county does a video log of the roads every four years and it is scheduled to be done in 2013. Logs were made in 2005 and 2009. The state also does a traffic count in the same years. Grindeland described a Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD) strength test that could be done on a road to be used on a sand transport route to establish a baseline on an annual basis. Both lanes could be tested to demonstrate the difference between loaded and unloaded hauls. He said the road would be tested both where it was

being used on a designated hauling route and where it is not designated for a haul route for the control. Grindeland maintained that this test will show road stress before it can be seen on the surface. Dust control would also be required on gravel roads. Larry Thompson, Reilly Construction, said he didn’t think bonding agencies would be willing to write a bond for road damage. Ron Garrison, geologist with Milestone Materials, noted they had checked with a bonding company and found that they were very hesitant to write that kind of bond. Corson warned that the county has to be careful that they aren’t “arbitrary and capricious” in singling out sand trucks. Bakke maintained the concern with sand trucks is the fact that they will be delivering to a specific location and using a specific route. This is unlike other aggregate hauling which may go to numerous locations. Corson said they would have to have that rationale to defend it in court and the county would have to pay to defend it. Bakke remarked that their ordinances haven’t been challenged in maybe 20 years. Thompson suggested if it is determined what it will cost us for road use, it can be worked into the delivery price. However, he felt the cost should be so much per ton on a road regardless of the cargo. Thompson said the bonding company only guarantees we will pay by See SAND Page 11 

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looking at our capacity to pay. He insisted bonding won’t work. Wetzel suggested a road maintenance agreement be part of a CUP. Grindeland repeated that a basis is necessary to determine if damage is being done. Blasting Bakke and Williams have been working on language for blasting. Williams listed several points including complying with state and federal statutes, licensing, a pre-blasting survey within one half mile of a site, blasting notification, control of adverse effects, authority for the Zoning Office to investigate complaints as related to permitting, the maintenance of a blasting log, and no storage of blasting materials on site. Beach maintained that blasting damages are rare. Other Discussion Beach was concerned about language in the ordinance draft that wouldn’t allow mining vertically closer than a depth of 10 feet to an existing ground water table or in the shoreland or floodplain district. He insisted these areas are where you find your best sand and gravel. Williams objected, saying our priority isn’t to protect mining operators. Wetzel said it is very common to mine in the water table. Beach argued it is a benefit to the community to fill our customers needs. Bakke remarked that Big

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Springs quarry probably would not have been allowed into the spring if it was permitted today. Beach again said that this may require importing of aggregate for the roads in the county. Bakke said there will be a conversation with the DNR about this language. Wetzel argued that taking aggregate out of the flood way and flood fringe will create more places for the flood water to go and provide flood relief. She insisted the state is already well regulated in the water arena. Donna Rasmussen, SWCD, said they need to investigate the effects on water temperature and trout streams. Bakke commented that they need to come up with a balance between economic activity, environment, and property rights. Lanesboro Request The city of Lanesboro requested by letter that the economic impact from sand mining be studied, including the economic impact and effect in Lanesboro on 115 small businesses, property values, and the tax base and financial impact on budgets for the city and county. Bakke read the letter and said they will look into the request later on. Bakke assured them that it was very unlikely that sand trucks would go through Lanesboro on Highway 250. Next Meeting The next meeting is scheduled for August 27 in the board room at 9:00 a.m.

Crop production field day Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties A Crop Production Field day will be held on the Lawler Farm on Wednesday, August 29. The University of Minnesota has conducted a g r o n o m - Jerrold Tesmer ic research at this location for 25 years. Come and learn about new and existing research activities in southeast Minnesota. There is no fee to attend this program and it is open to the public. The Lawler Farm is located at 930 70th Avenue, NE, Eyota MN 55934 five miles east of Rochester. Travel east on County Road 9 (College View Road) about 4.5 miles, turn north on County Road 119 (70th Avenue NE) turn by the Lawler Bottle Gas Plant, the site is 0.2 miles north on your left. The day begins with registration and refreshments at 9:00 am. Topics begin at 9:30 am with an Overview of Research Conducted at the Site; followed by Corn and Soybean Performance Trials; Enhancing Continuous Corn Production with N, P and S Starter Fertil-

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Credit, keeping levy increases low is a challenge. Continued from Page 1 •The board approved the puraged with signs that the economy chase of a new loader for the is picking up over the last eight recycling center. The price after to ten months. A couple of com- trade in for the 621F Case loader munities are looking at ways to will not exceed $59,500. The redevelop their downtown areas. loader to be traded in is six years Business growth could be stimu- old. Jon Martin explained that lated in some downtown areas. the state contract price for the Informational meetings are equipment will go up over two being planned about social media percent at the end of August. and its use in marketing. Funding will come out of the Other Business In Brief SCORE budget. Get a head start on your college •Commissioners continued •Approval was degree given for the painstakingly going University through tower the Sheriff’s office to by taking ofnear Minnesota each department’s preliminary be moved about 70 feet west to courses online budget numbers trying to wring through avoid fiber PSEO! and to move it closer out any excesses. They looked to the generator. The $9,172 cost at the budgets related Learn to the more: will be paid for with an ARMER Sheriff’s department, recorder’s Phase 3 grant and 911 funds. department, SWCD and Water VHF antennas to be moved Quality, and Economic Devel- and placed on the new ARMER opment. The board managed to tower for back up communicareduce numbers last week by tion will be installed at a cost equal opportunity educator and employer – © 2012 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. a– anfew percent. However, with of $6,955. This will be paid for the substantial cut in County with 911 funds. Both quotes Program Aid from the state and approved were from Whitewater the elimination of Market Value Wireless.



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Approval of a quote from Morem Electric was given for coax conduit from the tower to the control room at a cost of $3,250. Fred Suhler drafted the contract A 10-year agreement with By Karen Reisner to provide certain standards. Chief Shane Fox explained MnDot was approved to put the county’s microwave equipment that the current repeater is not •David Morrill, McGhie and on the Amherst ARMER tower capable of narrow band opera- Betts, explained that an easetion during the Chatfield City ment had been secured from for $300 per year. •A resolution was adopted Council’s August 13 meeting. Linus and Mary Hammell, so for renewal of the Toward Zero It is mandated by the Federal the 2012 water improvements Death Safe Roads 2012-2013 Communications Commission can go forward. Morrill noted grant contract with a budget of (FCC) that all public safety that a yard hydrant, back flow mobile radios must be narrow preventer and meter will be $13,000. •Board members discussed the band compatible by January 1, installed at a cost of $2,300. Six bids were received for the forced closing later this fall of 2013. 2012 project and the low bid was It will cost nearly $17,000 Fillmore Family Resources. The from Zenke, Inc., LaCrescent, to upgrade the equipment and closing is due to the funding cut in the amount of $116,261.50. install it on the city’s water tower. to the agency by the Minnesota The council authorized the It could be upgraded for about Department of Public Safety. The acceptance of the low bid. $12,000 on the current tower victim services agency serves victims of crime including domestic which the city rents space on for •In July a contract was award$2,200 per year. Fox noted that ed to Southeast Electric for a violence and child abuse. •Approval was given to hire two within a few years the city could generator and its installation Home Health Aides. They will be make up the difference without for the Thurber Building. The intermittent employees with no the rent expense using their own city wants the generator placed in a different location to prebenefits. Lantha Stevens, Direc- water tower. serve green space which will The paging equipment is used tor of Nursing, explained that require a change order that will for police, fire, and ambulance Good Samaritan Society Home The water tower is cost $1,371. Southeast Electric Care in Preston will noDrivers longer services. & Owner Operators Welcome! provide services for clients that about 10 feet shorter so a low would still have the lowest quote gain antennae is required to push Weeven Kottke is a driver-friendly company. are awith smallthe com-addition of the only need a homemaker. She saidTrucking change order. the signal down the hills. The pany that cares for our people, offering a pay package that The additional the county has to provide homecost was approved. approved the big purchase competes with the companies. making services to seven addi- council •Approval was given to replace of the updated equipment and tional clients that aren’t getting • HOME W EEKLY, GOOD MILES • MILEAGE AND % PAY PLANS the yield sign with a stop sign its installation on the city’s water the services from another agency. • OPERATE IN THE MIDWEST, SOUTH & SOUTHEAST as recommended by the Public tower as recommended by the Commissioner Chuck Amunrud •W EEKLY SETTLEMENT DIRECT DEPOSIT • E MPLOYEE PAID Services Committee at the interPublic ServicesAND Committee. remarked that as a county we are of , Old PLAN Business AVAILABLEIn• Brief RETIREMENT, section DISABILITY ETC. Territorial Road HEALTH not required to provide the ser-, FAMILYOther First Street. •Ato three-year contract with and vice, but asked what are the ramiIf you are willing work, have 1 yr. OTR experience, and are at least 23 The city has had complaints about increased trafVeolia Environmental Services fications for not doing it. The cost years old.. Contact Kyle today... 800.248.2623 fic and the speed of the traffic was approved for commercial and of the service is reimbursed. industrial waste. City Attorney coming onto First Street.

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Johnson ~ Mierau Andrea Johnson and Alex Mierau are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Parents of the bride are Gary and Elaine Johnson of Andover, MN. Parents of the groom are Chuck and Karen Mierau of Rushford, MN. Andrea graduated from Luther College in 2009, and earned the degree of Doctor of Physical Therapy from St. Catherine University in 2012. She is now working as a physical therapist at the Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology. Alex is a graduate of RushfordBirth Announcement Peterson High School and graduated from Luther College in Sawyer Michael Johnson 2009 with a degree in Business Michael and Margaret Johnson Management. Alex is currently of Fountain, Minn. are proud to announce the birth of their son, employed at Polaris Industries Sawyer Michael. Sawyer was born as Supervisor of Purchasing. on July 30, 2012. He weighed 7 lb. The couple will be united in marriage September 1, 2012, 6 oz. and was 20.25 inches long. in Oak Grove, MN. Grandparents are Arlyn and Joann Groth of Ridgeway, Minn., Dave and Shirley Shanahan of Preston, Minn., and Jon Johnson of Fountain, Minn. Fishbaugher ~ Raveling Angie Fishbaugher and Ryan Raveling of Elk River announce their engagement. Angie is the daughter of Roger and Diane Fishbaugher of rural Janesville. She is currently employed with The Dolan Company in Minneapolis as a human resources manager. Ryan is the son of Mark Raveling of Longville; and Marilyn Raveling and Ken Connaughty of Rushford. He is currently employed with Multisource in Ramsey as a quality inspector. An August 25, 2012, wedding is planned in Waseca.

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Here’s your chance to win a Headwaters Bamboo Rod (Model: Peerless Santiam 7’0” 5/6 wt Medium) valued at $800 and a box of seven dozen hand-tied flies by Lyle Besse valued at $200. To view these items please visit the National Trout Center’s Facebook page. Tickets for the rod are $5 each and tickets for the box of flies are $2 each. A maximum of 200 tickets will be sold for each item. Winners will be announced at the

Driftless Rendezvous at Whitewater State Park on September 16, 2012. Winners need not be present to win. All proceeds go to the National Trout Center. Contact Karin Grimlund, NTC Program Coordinator, to reserve your tickets at or call 507-765-4700. The National Trout Center is located at 120 St. Anthony St. in Preston, MN, and is open Thur–Sat 10am-4pm.

Happy 50TH Anniversary

Jim & Ada Austin (Turnmire) from Harmony, were married August 26, 1962 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA. Alice Erickson Bockman from Decorah, IA & Nate Sikkink from Rochester, MN stood up with them.

Jim & Ada had 4 children, Scoot (Donna Peterson), Michael (Denise Bonnerud), Tori (Brian Kenney), and Konya (Joe Bloomquist). They have 8 grandchildren, 3 stepgrandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren

Awaken the Senses I had been working at the computer all day, living only inside my head and stuck in the chair. Returning to the real world, I glance out the open window to the lush green treetops swaying in the breeze. The call of a blue jay pierces the air. A squirrel scampers along the limb of a tree, severing acorns which fall to the deck with a loud crack. I rise and move my creaky neck, realizing I need a break. I don the appropriate garden shoes for the day, all piled conveniently by the door so I don’t forget and accidentally step out in clean shoes, for inevitably they will become coated with soil and grass clippings. Shall it be sandals, waterproof crocs, tennis shoes, hiking boots—today is a sandal day. Stepping out onto the shady boardwalk, I immediately take in the green smell of summer. The heat wave is past and the fresh air now brings an invitation to venture out. Sure enough, the deck is peppered with acorns and bits of those laboriously chewed open by the squirrels. I grab the broom from the woodshed and quickly sweep everything clean. Swinging my arms and following the daily pattern around patio furniture I manage to tidy things up and get my blood flowing. Moving out into the sunshine, I take in the warmth and the full landscape of our hidden hilltop. Beyond the lawn is the full spread of the garden, flowers in full bloom and towers of tomatoes and beans reaching high. Beyond that rise the apple trees with apples visible as they begin to turn red. The towering pine trees, now nearly thirty years old, punctuate the view. Behind it all is the sheep pasture, and I glimpse the quietly grazing sheep and lambs as they do their work tidying up the formerly rampant pasture, no longer full of wild parsley. Moving into the garden beds, I


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notice white moths fluttering over the cabbage and broccoli, warning of the coming green cabbage worms. I also see an occasional Monarch and yellow swallowtail butterfly, madly moving from this flower to that. I listen closely to a buzzing noise and zero in on a humming bird working showy pink hibiscus flowers. I pluck a few of the blooms, intending to make some ice tea. That thought leads me to the mint and the lemon verbena, so I gather a few branches, bruising the leaves and taking in the distinctive aromas which will permeate the tea. The birds are calling from all around, little brown birds I find hard to identify. Wrens and small sparrows leave nests tucked in the trees and bushes all over the gar-

den. I am grateful for their cheerful presence and glad to provide all the garden pests they need for a healthy diet. My eye is drawn to the ripe red tomatoes, so I grab a bucket and begin to fill it. Each tomato is heavy and warm to my hand, fragrant with tomato-ness. The little red Matt’s tomatoes and aptly named Sungold tomatoes beg to be popped directly into my mouth, releasing a sweet explosion of summer flavor. The melon bed is a mess of discolored and wilting leaves caused by some blight, but no matter. There are dozens of cantaloupes, honeydews and watermelons now lying in the sun. I tiptoe between the vines, hefting the orbs to determine which will slip off the vine, indicating they are as ripe as they are going to get. The basket is overflowing with the heady scent of musky muskmelons. I kick off my sandals and walk over the cool, soft grass to lay back in the sun-warmed Adirondack chair. I close my eyes and take in the sensations through my skin, ears and nose. My mind is empty, taking in the here and now.


Drop 2 cloves garlic and a teaspoon of salt into a running food processor to mince. Add three cups tightly packed basil leaves and 2 tablespoons pine nuts or walnuts. Process into a paste. Drizzle in 1/2 cup olive oil and puree. At this point pesto can be frozen. Drop tablespoon sized blobs onto a wax paper-covered cookie sheet and freeze. Frozen chunks can be stored in a ziplock bag for future use on pizzas, pasta, bread, soups and salads. Add parmesan cheese when preparing. To use fresh pesto, mix in 1/2 cup grated fresh parmesan. Leftover pesto can be stored in the refrigerator for several days, covered with a film of oil.

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August 20, 1977

The celebration continues to this day.

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Mary and David Sikkink were married on August 25TH, 1962 at the Saetersdal Lutheran Church in rural Harmony. They have farmed in rural Preston for all of their 50 years. They were blessed with four children: Lynn, Debra, Scott, and Mark, and have seven grandchildren. Please join their children, grandchildren, and special extended family in a 50TH Anniversary Open House given in their honor on August 25TH starting at 5:30pm at the Serviceman’s Club in Preston. Come for food, fun, music, and good old fashioned reminiscing!

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We would like to take this opportunity to thank all past and present employees and the community for John Cremer Donna Knoke John Zilck Maneville Bates Helen Terbeest Cristine Grant Pearl Walten Doris Blaess Eleanor Marlow Gilma Scheevel Lois Danielson Ada Dahler Juliet Schmitzler Ruby Ott Agnes Johammson Irene Brumm Doreen Snow Gerald Wilford Keith Aslleson Dennis Applen James Elliott Eva S. Tienten Marilyn G. Kvam Nancy Scrabeck Elloise Bergey Ed Hinmon Mildred Turner Beulah Hermanson Bernice Steinmetz Phyllis Burkholder Junice Serverson Gladys Kramer Ruth Peterson Florence Odden May Roelofs Lois Bumgarner Marjorie Krause Frances Kramer Marion Wentworth Jenanne Vikre Elmira Miller Verna Turner Annabelle Kvam Norma Flatland Donna Hebrink Kathleen Jetson Allene Hovey Emma Every Carol Halverson Catherine Hill Vera Brandt Betty Wiltgen Betty Dahlberg Kathleen Hanson Helen R. Anderson Florence Saxe Jane Henry Margaret Scrabeck Janice Elton Gary Kraling Julie Ann Stork Nada Harstad Leona Pluim Marion Caldwell Olga Guttormson Ethel Gossman

Agnes Engen Elizabeth Shimek Lois Erickson Emily Scrabeck Joseph D. Anderson Clifford Burkholder Alvera Olson Avis Ishman Loretta Afseth Mary Bjortomt Dorothy Zweibahmer Alice Serfling Dennis Alfson Raymond Benson Arthur Lubrecht Alma Helm Louise Hendrickson Robert Peterson Bertha Smedsrud Marvel Wentworth Gladys Foote Alfield Russell Esther Hanlon Wendell Kraling Margaret Helgeson Judy Kramer Lois Gulbranson June Edna Pfremmer Gloria Gay Regina Hughes Opal Lubrecht Rita Henderson Thenora Gartner Luanne Peterson Eldon G. Hoiness Mae Peterson Gladys Young Wilbur Peterson Marilyn Kelly Elmer Peterson Merlin J. Hoiness Alfred Cremer Laura Bock Nellie Schneckloth Evelyn Hanneman Stella Van Dyke Shirley Miller Esther Stegen Irma Kemmer Audrey Frost Louise Jones Walter Hemker Gloria Sensor Janet Dotzenrod Leona Aegler Blanche Erickson Irma Wangen Pauline Zahasky Frances Melver Helen Anderson Theresa Heathman Ethel Moen Edna Bunting May Monthy Marie Wilcox Ruby Berg

Frances Hovorka Loma Wilcox Ruth Allen Georgia Mast Lydia Schultz Ann Musselman Mabel Hamersma Esther Leona Hovey Violet Brokken Elisa Ida Hanna Ione Knutson Irene Lund George Bunting Joseph Zahasky Bryce Duxbury Janice Schmitt Emily Mihm Lila Anderson Annette Burkholder Linda Moore Joyce E. Franke Evangeline Voigt Wilma Barnes Dorothy R. Barnes Brian Paul Gardner Margaret Wead Garnet Duryee Eleanor Larick Pearl Delores Bigalk Agnes Hruska Lou Ann Olson Harold Vincent Flynn Kathleen Johnson Percy Kraling Lloyd Peterson Esther Felland Georgia Lee Hermanson Opal Jensen Arlene Roesler Joyce Mikkelson Lois Brown Ethelyn Kiehne Dorothy Duxbury Marilyn Anderson Ilene V. Anderson Roger Johnson Stella Brusse Virginia Rassman Alice Meyer Geraldine Phillips Muriel Durst Carol Vagts Rose Henry Betty Mohs Mary E. Pierce Luella Kishline Vera Queel Morris Holmen Alan R. Helgeson Merilee Hall Lois Ann Friemann Irene R. Hingeveld Mary Ann Lammers Evelyn Redwing Donna Jones Janice I. Fortney

Michael Jandro Bruce Morem Mary Wangen Gertrude Zobeck Carol Schroeder Beatrice Applen Bonnie Leferick Minnie Zapotocny Jewel Keifer Bud L. Kishline Grant Redwing Emma Mulhern Rosie Konken Victor K. Pope Claretta Hewsinkveld Rodney Martens Bettie Miller Beverly Smith Helen Grant Russel Hewsinkveld Fern G. Holz Gladys Holmen Agnes Steen Gerber Doris Strahl Morris T. Alfson Dorothy Bradt Arlene Wemark Jacqueline Mikkelson Wayne Thompson Ed Bastian John G. Jones Andrea L. Dornink Elaine Baethke Carol Weatherly Roger Janski Diane L. Halverson James D. Barrett Clifford Moger James Hoiness Erlin Harold Stoskopf Harold L. Schmidt Patricia Haugland Ed Parr Kenneth Inglett Roy Rogers Paula Bragg Evelyn Wendl Margaret A. Morgan Stephen D. Morse Robert Severson Marian Esther Felland Mary Lund Theresa Hovey Pamela M. Becker Luisa Sikkink Dixie Aug Maureen J. Henry Sandra Brandau William Barrett Larry Janski Shirley M. Beck Arlien Wanless Bruce L. Johnson Selma Nelson Mary Ann Heidtke Patricia L. Staupe

Elrose M. House Maxine Meyers Donald Cremer Leona Franke Harry Haugland Ken Mackenzie David Wernett Marjorie Earley Gladys Ferrie Mary Ostby Geraldine Bilidt Kathryn Reicks Sylvia Larson Keith Holm Gary Bumgarner Philip Wolfgram Kermit Hovey Charles Clink Ruthanna Payne Ruth Henderson Jon Jones Martha Omar Marguerite Bishop Naomi Clark Arlene Rain Lidwin McCabe Carol Schumacher Luella Steensgard Marilyn Kriener William Vreeman Larry Erickson Raymond Musel Danford Gale Olson Robert Mason Delores Wolfgram Walter Prouty Elverne C. Grove James Mihm Arland Patterson Verdon Torkelson Peter Wangen Gordon Scrabeck Sharon Musel Myrtle Rain Ida Mae Crawford Mary Hahn Peggy Lex Lydia Wenthold Suzanne Wilson Marjorie Rossow Marie Hayes Camilla Holm Ethel Vreeman Alice Dornink Sharon Danielson Betty Moen Lavonne Clink Agnes Beckman Bernice Lange Alvin Steensgard Marie Ryan Janette Knutson Helen Zakostelecky Barbara Anderson Alice Zubrod Regina Heide

Luanne Stockdale Estella Peterson Lela Vanderplas Lola Goldsworthy Marie Rindels Elsie Emery Gerald Vanderplas Martha Hruska Sharon Heide Gayle Leibfried Lillie Sebastian Larry Stockman Ruth Janssen Evelyn Knight Lorraine Schnvelle Paulette Kraling Hazel Templeton Virginia Engle Dorothy Moeller Marian Hummel Austin Daly Sharon Wiltgen Ole Applen Shirley Solomon Roylene Schmauss Geneva Nolta Janice Storlie Ellen Henry Evelyn Dempewolf Phyllis Dahl Faith Hall Linda Horsman Neil Kenyon Judy Vreeman David Dotzler Leone Walker Frances Jacobson Gail Young Dennis Johnson Carmon Johnson Helen Horn John Hore Ronald Halverson Duane Wernett Katherine Stinson Inga Soberg Mildred Henke Duane Hovey Ann Drury Sharyn Mensink Arlys Malli Dorothy Hurst Marcella Shipton Mary Thomas Ruby Voigt Miildred Crow Lauretta Kelly Maurice Hughes Ruby Blagsvedt William Sears Leon Cleveland Lyle Monthy Gail Cleveland Judene Aasum Steven Niedfeldt John Blaess

George Birkeland M. Regina Bielfeld Thomas Norby Gladys Samec Marie Novak James Rolli Richard Rindels Dorothy Holub Ira Adella Emma Sindelar Stella Stoskopf Howard Masters Leland Olson Allen Erickson Lucille Olson Dolores Erickson Donald Hagen Donald Dahly Alice Fencl William Dozark Orrel Larson Oscar Armstrong Harold Kingsbury Leonard Jeche Gerald Kruse Jerome Wangen Dianne Ruud Carl Volkart Dennis Christopherson Walter Matson Ronald Bush Herbert Simenson Clifford Van Tries David Miles Rollis Johnson James Kelly Richard Mensink Maynard Saxe Peter Connelly Nancy Helgeson John Fay Donald Fay Kermit Melver Martin Ryan Donald Stockdale Philup Klegseth Leroy Rowe Dennis Benson Robert Omar Shannon Henry Laverne Peterson Richard Johnson Jerry Knowlton Dale Turner Selmer Pederson Francis Duneman Ray Knudson Carol Funke Carol Payne Coleen Zapotocny Edna Munkel Orval Peterson Hilda Mahan Deanna Gregerson Janeen Olson Diane Frye

Marv Stevenson Dorothy Gassett Dorothy Anderson Marjorie Kach Galen Gunderson Raymond Van Dyke Rosalie Housker Bonny Wanger Lois McCabe Ruth Wangen Connie Bakken Mildred Peters Violet Frieberg Florence Barnes Gerald Haugland Larry Gates Robert Reuter Richard Lund Harlan Hanneman Melvin Funke Raymond Bronner Marvin Duneman Kenneth Heide Glenn Ford Gerald Kingsley David Leitz Roger Fossum Manford Nelson Larry Ihns Robert Engen Mary Vikre Larry Jones Diane Thorson Marie Hoppe Janice Hanson Virginia Bjertness Arlene Greensdale Margaret Sorenson Linda Erdahl Anna Tripp Ruth Courtney Karen Hoppe Stuart Aakre Donna Kelly Marjorie Soland Olga Sauer Inez Wenthold Kathryn Henry Marcia Mathison Madonna Mathison Madeline Austin Shirley Kimball Alice Haycraft Lillian Isabelle Nesteby Rose White Arlene Wennes Patricia Leitz Sheryl Kruse Naeda Kiesav Mary Muhns Rick Derry Charles Kisro Stanley Griebel Linda Egge Darlene Myhre Carla Johnson

Sandra L. Blaess Celia A. Halweg Mary Jane McCabe Marion L. Peterson Lorraine McCauley Joan Good Stella Nelson Doris Crouch Sharon Crouch Belva Wold Doris Derry Judy Derry Lela Born Rosie Olson Ramona Swenson Mary Welsh Jody Meyer Margie Meyer Raeann Tlougan Mildred Hovey Connie Clauson Michael Tripp Terry Ruffridge Phyllis McCabe Mary Riha Nicki Ishman Michael Kenyon Alice Junge Donna Ishman Joan Ryan Tom Steinmetz Arlis Vickerman Harold Gulbranson Rod Henderson William Tieskotter Dennis Hovey Mark Bigalk George Sobolik Paul Bouska Walter Hoopman Tommy Strahl Pat Gibson Lana Helgeson Phyllis Gregerson Sandra Reicks Jesse Flatland Ann Cummings Janis Larimer Robert Gulbranson Judy Smith Ellen Bina Carol Kach Florence Foss Virginia Jones Marcia Soland Lois Haugen Susan Gulbranson Margaret Schneckloth Diane Guttormson Clare Stejskal Eunice Jarland Norma Dahl Alice Bentley Leone Baldwin Clara Kilby Edith Meyer

Lenora Bielefeld Susan Miller Jeanette Gillund Vivian Rodenz Evelyn Johnson Faye White Margaret Flatland Vergene Wangen Eileen Munns Teresa Gartner Inez Smith Elaine Armstrong Lucille Hansen Eldon Strike Joseph Danielson Karen Wennes Carol Ward Betty Vogeler Ellie Berning Sharon Rasmussen Bonnie McKenna Orlando Hendrickson Roby Storlie Brenda Foltz Allen Vrieze Hila Byrd Barbara Stortz Dan Cartney Meredythe Borton Ruth Sorum Yvonne Krogstad Yennie Norbert Billie Morris Earl Rodenz Dave Westphal Roger Becker Danny Morris Curt Guttormson Dean Blagsvedt August Ryant Carole Lou Engen Steven Tuftin Ordon P. Olson John K. Lewis John S. Hongerholt Meril Vrieze Duane L. Hareldson Rick Mensink Geraldine Hanson Margaret Cummings Gerald Burton Dornink Ila Ann Barnes Christine Connelly Joy Dunlay Debbie Pederson Darlene Meldahl Deborah Gaul Janet Thompson Patricia Henry Velda Woyczik Darleen Lewis Deborah Pfremmer Bessie I. Gillund June Schanks Aluna Kenyon Mildred C. Torgerud

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r their support over the past 50 years, we appreciate your continued support. Thank you, Harmony Enterprises, Inc. Raymond Duxbury Bob Kyllo Cary D. Harstad Alvin Elton Perlam Jertson Michael Michel Bill Evenson Don Ishman Steve Michel Mike Trende Duane Roesler Barbara Lickteig Paul M. Danielson Scott Fredrickson Gorden J. Peterson Cheryl Wiste Paul E. Copeland Mike Kiehne James D. Elliot Carl Diederichs Karen Johnson Carolyn Hahn Kathryn Schoppers Cynthia Saxe Ricky Stender Renee Barnes Dorothy Ryan Audrey Cremer Rosemary Scrabeck Glendon Ewalt Diane Soli Ruth Johnson Cindy Walker Mary Applen Jayne Scholbrock Faye Barnes Helen House Marie Komarek Beverly McCombs Frances Hyke Pamela Miller Charlene Ryan Shirley Gartner Diane Engen D.D. Blockhus Terese Osmonson Karlene Qualley Annette Qualley Susan Matson Joann Holmes Monica Taylor Norene Hammon Dennis Kiehne Cindy Holty Denise Keunnen Clorees Haug Shelia Kuennen Ann Marie Gerard Shawn Bartsh Brenda Osmonson Anna Mae Kiehne Jack Maloney Stephen Sagen Diane Tesmer Stuart Russel Dale Olson

Berry Duxbury George Edwards Frank Bonnell Jeffrey Erickson Donnell Rainwater David Gysland Walter Ryan Gerald Inglebret Walter Ward Wylie Thacher Herman Hermanson Marianne Rosaaen Steven Scrabeck Julie Malli Rowland Johnson Sandra Rynearson Jeff Remick Bonnie Casterton Robert A. Wentworth Bonnie Hill Richard Vigeland Linda Spieker Ronald Bjertness Joni Ellis Seve Good Margaret Sikkink Rosemary Bremseth Marc Prestby Carl Ernst Mary Kiehne Rodney Gay Karen Hurst Jody Helgeson Bruce Cremer Russell Ferrie Inez M. Strahl Dave Barrett Larry Fishbaugher Terry Bigalk Juanita Semmen Duaine Johnson Diane Qualy Mark Monson Sherilyn Briggman Dale Meldahl Susan Pederson Richard Todd Dale Dahly Stephen Nelson Lois Ask Randall Monthy Steven Lee Randall Hass Larry Rudlong Connie Gulbranson Terry Ingvalson Philip Whalen Wayne Ellis Orrin Klungtvedt David Brunsvold Milford Johnson Howard Ellis Ronald Howard Roger Hovey Donald Soland Rick Sletten Charles Lynn Saltou Dennis Michael Bigalk Rodney Dean Gregerson Fred Erickson Michael John Hanson Merle Stamer Steven Aylsworth Leonard Bush Fay Garness Jeff Johnson Marie Busack Dave Gaul Mavis Fossum Kevin Creger Gregory Johnson Michael Laukkonen Bridget Ann Reicks Peter Nelson Catherine M. Afseth Francis Sindelar Dennis Christianson Charles Busack Loran Hoppe Steve Corcoran Bruce Ishman Jeff Popp David Ronald Eide Roger Gilbert Alvin Lee Frye Kevin Scrabeck Linda J. Crouch Paul Lawstuen Angeline Wernet Norman Eddy Lynell Shanks Kathryn Karver Genevieve Haakenstad Jeff Leeps Timothy John Olson Renee Anderson Brett Jarland Linda Eide Edward Swartzentruber Richard Brink Christopher Cremer Reuben J. Hershberger Viola Cummings Ruth Cummings Sharon C. Storhoff Lynn Johnson Arnold Stockdale Greg Gay Karen Bergey Dale Schmitt Robert Alan Smedsrud John McDonald James Johnson Terry Hermanson Jeffrey McCabe Carl Berge Malcolm Johnson Ernest Fossum Richard Kyllo Steven Hurst Jr II Richard Kleist Leland Hall

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Jason Trouten Eric Wilder Ronald Witte Russell Bremseth Christopher Fye Allyn Earles Cheryl Wiste Peter Erickson Dennis Miller Kim Barrett David Barrett Brent Tweten Jannelle Dahlberg Patti Snell Patricia Lipkie Tim Kimball Rita Forde Vina Forde Ellen Bidne Ben Snyder Ryan Rismeyer Brian Gunderson Dan Guyer Heidi Bucholz Matthew Hassett Jeffrey Hageman Mark Reiman Mike Tryon Jeremy Liverance Daniel Miller Jackie Coyle Paul Johnson Matt Helgesen David Whalen Willie Earles Jerome Torgerson Dennis Young Richard Bjertness Mark Hanson Don Hanson William Huerkamp Jim Ehler Heidi Hanson Timmy Fuller Allen Vickerman Jamie Putnam Kathy Malli Chad Ramaker Karlos Olson Joel Torgerson Douglas Musel Jackie Musel Kevin Carter Everett Barrett Bruce Leverson Thomas Madson Joanne White Jeffery Strahl Jason Peterson Eric Hall Chadwick Semmen Terry Erickson Alvin Nerstad Donovan Brink John Yocum Scott Young

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Kim Heckmen Steve Grems Ron Mitchell Rodney Hodges Mike Reese Thomas Garsow Wanda Burkholder Amy Ankerson Kevin Trumpold Richard Christiansen James Meyer James Harstad Ramon Hernandez Rocky Burkholder Curtis Myrah Lori McCabe Thomas Osborne Lloyd Evans Travis McCabe Daniel Burns Blaine York Clarissa Hughes Jason Marquardt Robert Doherty Jay Harstad Jody Helgeson Dennis Applen Serena Pierson Lisa Smith Desiree Soppa Jeffrey Johnson Jane Illg Mark Stockman Mathew Earles Jennifer Lindstrom Joseph Bird Dustin Jones Brent L. Christiansen Robert Crawford Justin A. Gereleman Joshua Tupy Jimmie Wangen Kristine H. Smith Tyler R. Brown Isaac B. Kruse Andrew G. Ferrie Drew M. Scheevel Marli J. Afseth Daniel Henry Dustin W. Wyant Bonnie Bakken Walter Conlan Michael Earles Garrett Brinkmann Justin O’Brien Ralph Schansberg Justin Bernard David Gergerson Jason Magnuson Thomas J. Burke Joshua Torgerson Lonnie R. Gienau Jason Johnson Joel Johnson William J. Wilcox Erwin Riehl

Nicholas Rietheimer Jeff Junge Kevin Fisher Mark Smith Mike Neimeyer Steve Payne Brian Fulhart Luke Johnson Kyle Smith Robert Coe Dean Bergey Amanda Quam Tim Jensen Heidi Harstad Jesse Cleveland Dave Junge Nathan Olson Brian Nelson Richard Olsen Andres Mares Allen Christianson Daniel Shanks Leroy Brand Mike Lacey Kathy Jo Thompson Aaron Shanks Timothy Ernst Jerome Torgerson Ryan M. McGregor Thomas O’Hara Nicholas Roberts Greg Zemola Randy Mohs Javier Cuellar Steven Johnson Roger Oellrich Cathy Rain Chad Olson Jonathan Graham Jeremiah Goldsmith Craig Peterson Joshua Kimball Billy Eash Larry Midthus Brandon Wangen Tony Cole Daniel Murphy Mark Heath Riely Bahl Jonathon Cremer Brian Hughes Christopher Applen Harold Burgdorf Bruce Jacobs Benjamen Blaess Mitch Johnson Nick Norton Bill Holtaus Dustin Yu Scott Lathrop Nick Meldahl Dylan Wallskog Rick Mehre Daniel Berg Marcus Tucker Bob Schmitt

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Lanesboro School Board approves handbooks By Jade Sexton The Lanesboro School Board heard from high school Principal Brett Clarke and approved three handbooks at their regular meeting on August 16. The first handbook was the Student Handbook. Clarke said the only change made was the semester test policy. Previously the policy read that a student can miss three days per semester with exceptions, and can still choose whether or not to take the semester tests, as long as they are getting an A or a B. The new recommendation was to change it to five days per semester with no exceptions. It was felt it would be easier to enforce if there were no exceptions. Board member Lolly Melander said the only concern she had was her daughter, who has orthodontic appointments, and they try to miss

as little school as possible. Clarke explained that it will be 40 school hours per semester they can miss before they are not allowed to skip the end of the semester tests. Vacations are still excused absences, explained Superintendent Jeff Boggs, but they will not be exempt from the semester test policy. The second handbook was about the computers that each student in grades 9-12 will be receiving the first couple of days of school. Clarke said forms will be going home for parents to read and sign regarding the notebooks. He mentioned that accidental damage is part of the cost of these computers, but abuse and misuse are not covered. He believes the students will take good care of them, especially the first year. The hope is to work toward

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reducing the number of textbooks the school will have to purchase, as they will be able to use interactive programs in place of the actual books. The computers are protected from having too many programs downloaded. The handbook was approved. The third handbook approved was for the online school program. There are several courses being offered to students who want to take one or all of their high school classes online. It is mainly geared toward 9-12 graders. There will be a limit of 50 students total the first year of this program. Fall sports coaching contracts were approved. For football, James Semmen is the head coach, and Cody Hungerholt and Ethan Simonson are assistant coaches. Brett Clarke and Kelly McMillan are coaching Junior High football.

Bobbie Vickerman will be the head volleyball coach, and Darla Taylor the assistant coach. Gina Klennert will be coaching junior high volleyball, and Ellen Cullen will be coaching cross country. The Truth and Taxation hearing will be held at the same time as the regular meeting on December 20 at 7pm. A staff lunch is being held at the golf course on August 28.

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Monday, August 20, 2012

ExpoCulinaria, a food lovers event - you be the judge By Team ExpoCulinaria The date Saturday, September 22nd is circled on calendars and hungry culinary fans are getting their tickets early for the 2012 ExpoCulinaria—a taste of Rushford, MN. Relished from the success of last year, ExpoCulinaria is on entertainment menus for 5-8 pm rain or shine. Located below lush Magelssen Bluff and surrounding hillsides in downtown Rushford, this valley location is ideal for the energetic and fun-filled, scrumptious array of events. The evening promises to be filled with sampling and strolling through participating restaurants and businesses, a wine and beer tasting, music, judging, competition and winning. The highly anticipated gastronomic taste experience will also coincide with the 3rd September weekend of, Taste of the Trail, highlighting the cities of Rushford, Rushford Village and Houston on the Root River Trail System. The delectable big show of the evening will be the Chef Challenge, Bring It to the Table. The culinary competition between two professional chefs will create mouthwatering appetizers, entrées and desserts that will utilize surprise ingredients, for a panel of judges. This delicious detail will be led off this year by panel of three judging on a point scale for presentation, creativity and taste. Meet ExpoCulinaria judge number one. With a passion for visiting

the California wine region and a dream to grow grapes and eventually make good wine of their own, Mike along with his wife, Kim began creating Tower Ridge Vineyard in the Root River Valley, near Rushford, MN. The adventure began in the early part of 2005, when Mike & Kim found a 60 acre parcel that showed great promise. They began experimenting in 2007 growing different varietals and fine tuning their skills on the appropriate trellising system to support these precious grapes. Oh yeah - and creating some good wine! Mike’s career started with the US Air Force in the mid-70’s. Then he started a 20 year career with IBM in Texas and then spent 5 years working for a technology start-up company. Throughout Mike’s adult life he has been flying and now his talents are being put to use as a Captain pilot for United Express. In his spare time, you might see him lending a hand at the Rushford Hardware store. But Mike’s alter ego lives in the culinary world. Mike is passionate about creating elaborate 5 (five) course dinners for his friends. These dinners are also complimented with 2 or 3 appropriate wine choices based on what he is creating. The menus range from beef to pork or maybe even lamb, depending on what inspires him. But whatever he is creating, you can be sure it will be a memory for your taste buds. Mike loves to work in the kitchen or on the grill and will bring a unique

Winners at ‘50s-’60s Day in Mabel on Sat. August 11, 2012 CAR SHOW Best of Show: •Jeff & Chelay Playter of Sun Prairie, WI with a 1930 Ford Model A Other 1st Place Winners in their individual classes: •Duane Peters of Caledonia •Roger Bakewell of New Albin, Ia •Don Gallegher of Waukon, Ia

•Gary Redwing of Chatfield •Richard Mulvihill of Rochester •Del and Jackie Hendershot of Rochester •Jeremy Wemack of Calmar, Ia •Bernie Mathews of New Hampton, Ia. •Leon Schuttemeier of Spring Grove •Jeff and Chelay Playter of Sun

Darr realty online auction BiDDing enDs on tuesDay, septemBer 25, 2012

108 River St., Rushford, MN (Parcel #06.0041.000)

113 S Maple St. Rushford, MN (Bare Lot) (Parcel #06.0195.000)

106 Burr Oak St. N, Rusford, MN (Parcel #’s 06.0381.020 & 06.0381.000)

110 River St. Rushford, MN (Parcel #06.0042.000)

400 Broadway Ave., Spring Valley, MN (Parcel #36.0336.000)

VIEWING DAYS 113 Maple St (Bare Lot) by appointment Monday, August 20, 2012 108 River St. & 110 River St., Rushford from 3pm-5pm; 106 Burr Oak St., Rushford 5:15pm-7pm; 400 Broadway Ave. S., Spring Valley 6:15pm-8pm. Or by appointment Terms: ALL PROPERTIES SOLD “AS IS” 7.5% Buyers Fee on all properties: Ex- If you buy a property for $100,000, the sale price on the purchase agreement will be $107,500. Buyers shall do their own “due diligence” regarding all aspects of their purchase prior to the close of the auction as the purchase agreement will have NO contingencies. Seller retains the right to accept or reject any or all bids All sales will require nonrefundable earnest money (pending clear title) Item 1 - 113 Maple (lot): requires $500 earnest money All other properties: require $2,000 earnest money. All parties agree to close on or before October 30th pending clear title. Go to for all information, photos, terms & bidder registration.

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perspective to the ExpoCulinaria of 2012. ExpoCulinaria judge two Mary Mlynczak has worked in the food industry for 40 years. Beginning her food service career in the restaurant industry, working as a bus girl, waitress, cook, and then management. Mary is a Certified Dietary Manager and is currently the Director of Culinary Services at Saint Anne of Winona. Mary has been with the organization for the past nine and one-half years. Saint Anne of Winona consists of Saint Anne Extended Healthcare, Callista Court, the Benedictine Adult Day Center and the Saint Anne Training Center. Saint Anne of Winona is operated by the Benedictine Health System which supports their mission to achieve excellence in their campus dining experience for their customers and families. The mission encompasses menu development, dining room design, recipe development, and regular cocktail parties. Mary recently attended a training session on the importance of excellent customer service at Walt Disney World. She states “The ‘Magic’ was felt and we strive to create this for our customers, families, and staff each day.” Mary’s passion is cooking and entertaining friends and family. Mary lives in Winona with her husband Mark. Ron Zeigler is President and CEO of CEDA (Community Economics Development Associates), providing assistance to counties, Prairie, WI •Kirk and Claire Kablitz of Rochester •Damon and Jennifer Olson of New Albin, Ia •Ron Danielson of Lanesboro •Randy Klinski of Caledonia •Leon Felke of Decorah, Ia •Kenny Kruse of Decorah, Ia Other Winners were: BURN OUT--Coltan Thomas of Decorah, Ia RAFFLE DRAWINGS: •$300-Tim Mengis of Mabel •Queen-size Quilt--Dee Peterson of Mabel •$50 --Scott Peterson of Fountain City, Wi Participant Lap Quilt winner-Jerry Donlan of Decorah, Ia. Hula Hoop winner (and returning champ)--Lexi Thorson Frozen T- Shirt contest winner-Mary Skadson Thanks to everyone who made this years’ celebration such a big success!! New crop of apples! Paula red, Zestar, sunrise dudley, and Wealthy

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communities and developers with assisted, senior, workforce and market-rate housing throughout the area and is ExpoCulinaria judge three. When he was younger, his parents owned the supper club, Hi-Lite Bar & Steak House in Miller, SD. They served characteristic fare—steak, burgers, chicken and seafood. Ron assisted with food prep, bussing and serving in his high school years. His mother did much of the cooking, also making her own salad dressings. She had her own garden from which she utilized produce for serving in the restaurant. Out of college, Ron became involved in the fast food industry, managing a Zantigo restaurant. As this was a training facility as well, he trained managers for other sites. Ron’s culinary skills are grilling anything with hooves or feathers! Oh, and veggies too. A favorite of Ron’s when dining out is prime rib with fresh strawberry pie for dessert. Ron is married to Sue (Hungerholt), a Rushford native and they

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reside in Rochester, MN. A feast for the ears, Swing Inc., of Winona, MN, ‘The Best Little Big Band in Town,’ will be returning to provide music from the swing era and beyond for the pleasure of ExpoCulinaria patrons. From jazz standards to Latin favorites, Swing, Inc. means great music for listening and dancing. The quartet formed in 1999 when trumpeter Jerry Paulson needed a group to play for a local event in Winona, Minnesota. After the first gig everyone agreed that “it sounds pretty good” and Swing, Inc. was born. Today the core group of players perform regularly in Winona and Rochester, Minnesota; La Crosse, Wisconsin and throughout the upper Midwest. Tickets now on sale are limited. You may purchase your tickets in advance from any of the participating Rushford business vendors, which include the restaurants, Rushford Foods or Pam’s Off-Sale Liquor, or by visiting the site: www. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.





The trustee of the Adeline B. Hairsine Trust has ordered this farm to go to public auction. AUCTION LOCATION: Spring Valley Ambulance Facility, 100 Emergency Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975.

Tues., August 28, 2012 6 P.M. CDT

GREAT PARCEL OF CROP GROUND - GOOD SOILS 100% TILLABLE 57.82 ACRES Of pRImE TILLABLE CROpLANd pART Of N½ Of Sw¼, SECTION 26, SUmNER Twp., fILLmORE CO., mN - JUST NORTH Of SpRING VALLEY, mN DIRECTIONS TO FARM: 29284 143rd Ave., Spring Valley, MN 55975 - north of Spring Valley on Co. Rd. 1 to Co. Rd. 4, east on 4 to 143rd Ave., north on 143rd. Watch for real estate auction signs. H P.I.D. #R37.0170.000 H Part of the N½ of SW¼ Section 26 Sumner Twp., Fillmore Co., MN (just surveyed) H Area: 57.82 acres, all tillable H Major Soils: Racine and Ostrander Silt Loam, Rockton and Dodgeville Silt Loam, Kenyon Silt Loam H Crop Productivity Index: 84 average, some up to 94 H Great addition to any farm operation. CALL fOR INfORmATION pACKET: 800-801-4502 TERMS: $20,000 down the day of the auction (which is nonrefundable if buyer(s) fail to close). The balance is due and payable in full to the sellers on or before October 10, 2012 at which time the buyer(s) shall receive a clear and marketable title. All real estate taxes due in 2012 the buyer shall pay. Possession as soon as 2012 land tenant has removed all crops, or December 1, 2012 whichever is first. A 5% buyer's fee applies to this real estate auction. This 5% shall be added above and beyond the final bid price to equal full purchase contract price. All real estate is selling in as-is condition. Bidders and buyers should have their financing in order.

Adeline B. Hairsine Trust seller/owner

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Rushford grows its appeal By Kirsten Zoellner While much of the news out of Rushford in the last year has been somewhat “hot button,” at least two items of particular interest will appease both the community traditionalists and those of a more progressive nature. First up, ExpoCulinaria! Heading into its second year, following a phenomenal showing in 2011, the “Experience of Taste” is slated to be held September 22 and is garnering much attention. The culmination of the Chamber of Commerce’s desire to promote Rushford businesses and to upgrade the former Taste of Rushford, the event sold over 140 tickets last year. This year, the group aims to sell 200 tickets, including a dozen VIP tickets, which according to Terri Benson, are already sold out. While last year’s event was

beautifully located at the Hoiland Mill, this year’s event will be situated at the heart of downtown, an effort the group hopes will further the recognition of local businesses and eateries. “We have three goals,” noted Benson to the council, “Provide a community festival, highlighting local foods and eventually maybe the arts, increase traffic to local businesses, and promote teamwork between chamber of commerce members.” ExpoCulinaria will coincide this year with the Taste of the Trails, a Root River trail town cooperative event. “Coordinating the two events should prove to be a very special weekend for Rushford,” added Benson. The city unanimously approved the use of a large tent at the just east of the intersection of highways 43 and 30, the two


roads into the center of the city. The 20 by 40 foot tent will house ‘Bring It To the Table,’ a professional chef event, which plays out much like the rigorous and creative contest on shows such as Iron Chef. The challenge will this year include a local chef, Steven Burdey, and returning champion from 2011, Doug Dahlgren. Unknown, or at least kept under wraps, are the secret ingredients in which the two chefs must create their dishes before the competition timer runs out. Tickets will be taken at the event and according to Benson are available at all businesses which are chamber members and at the chamber office. The event runs from 5 to 8 pm, Saturday, September 22. Watch for further details about the event in the Fillmore County Journal and at The other item of interest is the upgrading and continuation of the famous, lighted Rushford

The FCJ reaches over 12,000 households each week. tree. Upgrades to the tree itself and the electrical supply line that keep it lit will need to be made prior to the 2012 holiday season. While the total project cost is slated at $15,000, the city has already seen labor and equipment donations from four companies that will reduce the city’s portion to $7,500. A new tower will be constructed by Connaughty Sales and the tree then wired and lighted by high-tech LED lights courtesy of Norman’s Electric and TriCounty Electric. The trenching of a new electrical supply line, which is of great need, comes in with a price tag of $4,500, but that amount is already included in the total project cost. Fund from the Rushford Municipal Electric Commission are available, but City Administrator Steve Sarvi is confident that at least a portion of that amount can be found through local fundraising. “It’ll be more


robust,” he noted when discussing the upgrades. “It’s held up, but there are some issues with it. We can find a way to fund it, to keep it lit and keep it going. It’s an important thing for the community.” Councilor Mark Honsey agreed about the Magelssen’s Bluff landmark. “It’s just one of those things. It’s just supposed to be there, like the Rushford sign.” The next regularly scheduled council meeting is Monday, August 27, at 6:30pm, at city hall. The public is encouraged to attend.


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Loan/Lease financing avaiLabLeLive onLine bidding avaiLabLe aT on farm machinery beginning aT approximenTLy 10:30am Selling TracTorS including: JD 5525 MFWD - 05-217HRS, 24 speed, power reverver - 16.9x30 w/JD 542 S.L. Loader, 4955 MFWD, 4840, 30 20 . Diesel - P.S. A w/Loader, M.F. 3545-84-7440 HRS w/Loader, I.H. 300 utility P.S. - F.H. w/life ner rubber, super m, H, A.C. - 7040, B w/Woods 48” mower, combineS: JD 9650 walker - 2000 2087 Sep. - 3380 Eng. - Ag Leader 38” w/Duals, 9600 - 94-28 40 Sep - 4178 Eng. - 4x4 - 38” w/Duals, 4400 Diesel, C.I.H. 1688 - 1994-2900 Sep 4400 Eng - Field Tracker - Duals - Corn Heads - Case I.H. 2608 Chopping - F.T. A.H.H.C. Sensors - H.D.P - 07, 2606 chopping - 08 - 1200 Acres, 2408 - F.T. A.H.H.C Sensors - H.D.P. 07, 2208, 1063 w/Approximately 480 acres on new knives - Rolls - Chains - Sprockets - Begs - AWD Deck Plates, 1063 - 91, JD 893 w/Knife Rolls, 643, Platforms - Case I.H. 2020 - 30’ w/A.H.H.C. - F.T. 3” - 06, 2020 - 25’ -3” - 05, 1020 - 22.5’ w/Crary Air Reel - A.H.H.C. Sensors - 3” - 01, 820 - 20’, JD 635 F-06, 640F, 06, 213 Flex, Bish Head Adaptor - N.H. JD MF, Case I.H. Factory Chopper w/HD Drives - new belts - fits 1480-1680-1688; MF 1486 Dummy, Hay and Forage Equipement. JD 3960 Chopper, 2) 2 Row 30” Corn Head, JD 2 Row wide Corn Head, 2) 5 1/2 Hay Head, JD 3950 Chopper, N.H. 718 Chopper w/ 1 Row and hay head, N.H. F62 B Blower - Like New, Gehl 99 Blower, Gehl 970 - 18’ Chopper Box on Tandum Gear, Gehl 970 16’ Chopper Bow Owl Tandum Gear, 2) H&S Chopper Boxes, Meyer 418 Chopper Box, Balzer Forage Accumulator, Hesston 30 Stakhand & Moyer, JD 70 Z Rake, I.H. 4000 Windrower, N.H. 492 Haybine, JD 16 A Flail Chopper, Miscellaneous Equipement - 2) I.H 720 A.S.R. Plows, JD 2600 - 4x T.T. Plow, 2) JD H. 1520 - 12’ Offset disk, Kewanee 620 - 20 Disk, DMI, II Shank Coulter Champ, 60’ Spring Tooth Drag on Cart, Bear Cat 13’ Cultipacker, AG Systems II Knife N.H. 3 Applicator, AG Chem 1000 Tandum Axle Sprayer w/60’ booms - 440 Raven Hyd. Pump. 2) Hardy 500 Gallon sprayers, scheduler 1050 TMR, Van Dale F130 Feeder wagon, Automatic Roller mill, 2) Patz 181 Spreaders, Balzer 2250 Magnum Tank w/Vac Pump, Gehl 15 Mill w/scale and 95 Mill, wheat heart, SAF 1371 - 13” x 71’ Auger w/Power swing Hopper - Demo like new, 2) Farm King 8” x 51’ Augers, Westfield 10” x 71’ Auger w/Swing Happers, Feterl 10” x 55’ Auger, Assoct. of Augers, Grain screener - Farm Fan AB8B Grain Dryer, W.I 709 Uni & Assort of Parts, Roose Hyd Hog Trailer - Like New, Skid loaderS: - Including Bobcat T200, Case 450, 430, 1840, 1835, New Skid Loader Attachments including - 2) Lowe 750 Post Hole diggers, Stout HDU 72 Brush Grapple, HD 72 Rock Bucket Grapple, 84” material busket w/Double cut edge, Grapple Attachment, 2) Receiver Hitches, weld on plates, 48” Pallet Forks, Bale Spear, Construction Equipement - 2) Potain 40 a tower cranes, 2) Wacker G 70 Generators, 3) Skytrak 8042 Telescopic Forklifts, Skytrak 10054 Telescopic Fork Lift, 3) Man Baskets, Case 586 E Forklift, 4x4 - Sideshift - 2 Stage 21 Must, VehicleS: 1977 International Fleetstar 3208 Cat, 13 Speed Twin Screw - 216,525 miles, w/22’ Aluminum Box & Hoist - New Batteries & Good Rubber 2002 Dodge 1500 4x4 5.9 $2667.69 spent on trans. 2005 Ford F350 4x4 V10 138,000 miles, 2004 Ford F350 4x4 6.0 Diesel Bad head, hasket, 1989 Ford F150 4x4, 1999 Mac Lander 22’ Gooseneck trailer w/B.T & Ramps - 7000 lb. axles, united 20’ enclosed tandum axle trailer, q/curb door, rainbow 16’ tandum axel car trailer, 20’ Gooseneck, Livestock Trailer w/Aluminum sides, pluS an aSSorTmenT of conSTrucTion ToolS including assortment of portable air compressors - Power nailers, table saws, power tools, hand tools, scafolding ect. Assortment of Ritchie cattle waterers, 7 head gates, cow mats, calf self feeders’ assortment of gates, steel post, 3) Bulk bins, roof pannels and streators off 24’ Bin, 30’ aircation floor out of buttler bin, plus other miscellaneous items for a complete listing and more photos go to www. or call 1-800-7700347. TermS - Loan/Lease Financing Available to eligible clients through Ag Star Financial - Call terry Keller - 1-866-577-1831 or 1-877-381-0906 to prequalify all other items. Cash or Good check day of sale. For more information call Gehling Auction Co. 507.765.2131

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

Chatfield Growers Market, 3-6pm, City Park, Chatfield.* FRIDAY, AUG 24

Spring Valley Area Foodshelf, Senior Citizens Day, 9am-10am. 1300 West Tracy Rd. Spring Valley, MN.* Preston Farmer’s Market, 11am, Trailhead, Preston.* Chatfield NA meeting, 7:30pm, Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 206 Fillmore St. Chatfield.* Harmony AA Group- Harmony Community Center, 8pm, For more info call 507-272-5857 * SATURDAY, AUG 25

Lanesboro Farmer’s Market- 9-12 Sylvan Park. May-Oct. * Live with Rattlesnake program: 7pm, Houston Nature Center. WEDNESDAY, AUG 22 Free and open to the public. For Preston Public Library: Story time more information call 507-896for children ages 0-6, 10am. 4668 Spring Valley Area Foodshelf, Lanesboro AA Group, 8:00pm, 2-5pm. 1300 West Tracy Rd. Spring Bethlehem Lutheran Church. For Valley.* more info, call 507-251-1771 or 765-2518.* THURSDAY, AUG 23 Free Senior Coffee, 9am, Heritage SUNDAY, AUG 26 Grove, Harmony.* Christ Lutheran Church, Preston9am, Outdoor worship followed by Canton Senior Citizens meet at 1pm for cards and visiting, Canton ice cream social. Community Center.*

NA Meeting, 7:00pm, United Methodist Church, downstairs, Preston. Call Jay for info 507-3996089. * Fountain AA Group closed meeting, 7:30pm. Fountain Lutheran Church, south Main St. and Highway 52.* MONDAY, AUG 27

Community Coffee, 9am, Park Lane Estates, Preston.* TOPS (take off pounds sensibly) Meeting, Spring Valley Care Center Activity Room. Weigh-in from 5:45-6 p.m. Meeting from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Questions contact Judy at 507-346-2469.* NA Meeting, 7:00pm, United Methodist Church, downstairs, Preston. Call Jay for info 507-3996089. * Prairie Visions Meeting, 7pm, Adams Fire Hall, Adams. Public is invited.

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

FOR RENT: Lg. 2 bedroom apt. with garage, Fountain. 507-259-6961. r30tfn- o FOR RENT: Preston. 2 BR apt, stove, refridge, A/C, laundry hookups, off street parking. NSNP. 507-467-2941. r30tfn- o

ON THE CRUNCHY SIDE in Harmony is hiring day/night dishwasher and day/night kitchen help and cook. Apply within - ask for Miles. h30,6,13,20- o

COOK & BARTENDER. Apply at B&B Bowl. h20,27- o

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

FOR RENT: 2 bedroom apartment in Spring Valley 4-plex. $395 per month. 507937-3338. r20,27- x

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

1 BR APT. for 1 person. Upstairs, downton. Very nice/appliance furnished. Available September 1. No smoking/no pets. Private parking. $250/month plus utilities. Roy’s Barbershop, Chatfield. 507-867-4444 or 507-867-3590. r20tfn- o

KENILWORTH APARTMENTS and Sylvan Manor of Lanesboro have apts. for seniors 62+ or handicapped/disabled. Rent based on income. Onsite laundry, large communtiy room and patio for tenant use. Call 507-467-2222 EHO r4tfn- o

Now ReNtiNg iN PRestoN 507-251-0500 3 sizEs availablE 6’x10’ 10’x12’ 10’x24’ Call now to learn how to get one month FREE

FOR RENT: Fountain. 2 BR apt. in 4-plex. Call 507-268-4468. r20tfn- o

FOR RENT: Large 6-room air conditioned apartment in downtown Lanesboro. Heating included. Call 507-268-4363, ask for David. r20- o

NOW HIRING: Companies desperately need employees to assemble products at home. No selling, any hours. $500.00 weekly potential. Info. 1-985-646-1700 DEPT. MN-485. h6,13,20- x

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.

Cardinal of Minnesota, Ltd. is accepting applications for those who have a desire to work with individuals with disabilities in the Spring Valley area. Check out why Cardinal is one of Minnesota’s premier places to work. To learn more about the position, our culture, and apply online, visit us at h13,20,27- o

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

FULL-TIME DRIVER to pull hopper in Midwest. Home weekends. Must have good driving record and pass drug screen. Omodt & Jorde Farms. 507-459-7850. h13,20,27- o

PART-TIME HELP WANTED: All shifts available. 20-30 hours per week. Weekday and every other weekend shifts. Stop in for application at Lanesboro BP. Call Jimmy 507-467-2121. h20,27,3,10- o LOOKING FOR PART-TIME server position. Mostly 2-3 day shifts per week. Stop in to the Branding Iron for an application. If any questions call 507-765-3388. h20,27- o GOSS COMMUNITY WEB press operator opening in Mobridge, SD.Live, work and play on the largest sub-impoundment lake of the Missouri River. Call Larry Atkinson, 605/230-0161 or 800/594-9418. MCAN PREPARE FOR Federal Postal Jobs. Earn $13-$32.50 per hour. No experience. Full benefits. Paid training. 800/593-2664 Ext. 88 MCAN

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APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED for part-time Jailers and Dispatchers at the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office. Minimum Qualifications: Must be 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent, valid driver’s license, no felony conviction or conviction of offense that would be a felony if committed in the State of MN, certified or within six months become certified in CPR and First Aide, become certified terminal operator in accordance with State of MN within first six (6) months of employment, and must be of good physical condition and able to lift and carry 25 to 50 lb. of weight. Starting salary is $18.2683/ hr according to the 2012 union contract. Successful candidate must be willing to authorize a personal criminal background investigation. Applications and job descriptions with complete listing of qualifications may be obtained from: Fillmore County Coordinator Office, 101 Fillmore Street, P. O. Box 466, Preston, MN 55965 or phone (507)765-4566. Applicants must complete current County application to be considered; resumes may be included but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Applications also available @ Application deadline: Monday, September 10, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. EOE. h20,27,3- o

KOTTKE TRUCKING is seeking drivers and owner operators. Home weekly, great pay and benefits. Drivers are our cornerstone! Call 800/248-2623 or go to www. MCAN

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Spring Valley Senior Living is looking for an RN in our Home Health Department. Qualified applicants must possess a current license to practice nursing in the state of MN, have great customer service skills and be able to perform full spectrum nursing care from admit to discharge. Some knowledge of OASIS helpful. If interested, please send cover letter and resume to Spring Valley Senior Living, Attn: Human Resources, 800 Memorial Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975. Or e-mail EOE h20- o

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Come to CMG and fill out an application. We are currently hiring for two locations in Rochester, MN. •South plant shifts-1st 6:00am-3pm, 2nd 3pm-12:00am, Monday - Saturday, some Sundays. •North plant shifts-1st 6am-2:00pm, Monday - Friday, with some weekends. Wages start at $7.50-$8.00 hourly. We offer paid holidays, Medical and Dental benefits, Vacation, Annual raises and Overtime paid at time and a half. There is a 30 day increase and bonus. There is room for growth in this company which does require higher pay. We also hire for warehouse, machine operator, and sanitation positions when available. Background Checks and Drug Tests required. Please apply at 3707 Commercial Dr SW Rochester, MN 55902 or call 507-923-4955. We look forward to meeting you!


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Nation’s leading trailer manufacturer seeks job applicants for ASSEMBLERS, WELDERS and CABINET MAKERS/INSTALLERS Work for the Official Trailer of NASCAR® and IndyCar! Featherlite, located in Cresco, Iowa, seeks job applicants for assembler and welder positions. Featherlite is the nation’s top brand for horse, livestock, car and recreational/utility trailers, as well as large custom semi specialty trailers and professional race car transporters. ASSEMBLER We offer an exciting opportunity to work alongside some of the most committed and driven people in the industry, building the industry’s top products. As an Assembler you will assemble products by interpreting print packets and bills of materials. To qualify you must be able to accurately measure components and assemblies, utilize a variety of hand, power and air tools and perform high quality work that our customers expect. WELDER 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. CABINET MAKERS/INSTALLERS We offer an exciting opportunity to work alongside some of the most committed and driven people in the industry, building the industry’s top products. As a Cabinet Maker/Installer you will create and install cabinets in our Interiors Plant. To qualify you must be able to interpret print packets, bill of materials, verbal or written directions to determine required installation, be able to accurately measure and work within limits, utilize a variety of hand, power, air tools and a variety of saws to cut appropriate materials. Candidates must possess basic carpentry skills to complete installation of cabinets, floors, countertops, trim work and other component parts with careful attention to detail. Must be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure and be able to do simple fractional math.

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Express Employment Professionals has been assisting job seekers in SE Minnesota for over 35 years to find jobs they love. Our clients are growing, successful businesses that trust us to provide quality staffing services. We are currently accepting applications for the following long term positions: - Inside Sales Professionals –Must be self motivated with excellent communication skills and attention to detail. - Accounting Specialist –Seeking candidates with strong knowledge of accounting principles, proficiency with SAP’s and Excel. Inventory and general ledger experience preferred. Must be meticulous with a keen eye for detail. - Administrative Assistants - Are you a “people person” with a dynamic personality, excellent attention to detail, a multitasker, and seeking new challenges and employment opportunities? Full time and part time long term positions available. Bilingual a plus. - Order Fulfillment –Long term full time and part time opportunities with our client north of Rochester, responsibilities include: pulling inventory for orders, recording transactions electronically, and shipping materials to clients. - Welders, Fabricators, and Machine Operators -- Full time, long term positions available. First consideration given to those available to work second shift - Catering Manager –On site or Off site, Need experience in the catering industry demonstrating progressive responsibility, culinary experience preferred. Do you have the knowledge and the skills to succeed? Apply now!

Earn up to $0.70 more per hour for coming to work on time or doing your job safely! Apply now! We only produce high quality products. If you are a high quality individual, please apply at our Cresco facility at 816 7th Street West, between the hours of 7:00 am and 4:30 pm or online at our website under “About Us”. 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.

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Tue., Aug 28 6pm - Great parcel of crop ground, good soils, etc. at 29284 143rd Ave. Spring Valley, MN. Auction held at Spring Valley Ambulance Facility, 100 Emergency Drive. For more info contact: Matt Maring Auction Company 507-789-5421 or go to Thu., Aug 30 9:30am - Harvest Equipment Auction. Tractors, Combines, Heads, Choppers, Forage Equipment, Fall Tillage Equipment, Trucks, Grain Trailers, etc. Held at Gehling Implement and Auction Company, Preston, MN. For more info contact: Gehling Auction Co. 507-765-2131 or go to Listing in the Journal. To list your Auction 507-765-2151

A Great Read! PUBLIC NOTICES STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF FILLMORE IN DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE COURT DIVISION Court File No. 23-PR-12-539 In Re: Estate of Bernard H. Warmka aka Bernard H. Warmke, Bernard Warmka Decedent NOTICE AND ORDER OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS AND CREDITORS It is Ordered and Notice is given that on September 11, 2012 at 1:30p.m. a hearing will be held in this Court at 101 Fillmore St., Preston, Minnesota, for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the Will of the Decendent, dated September 4, 2002, and codicil to the Will dated _____, and separate writing under Minn. Stat. 524.2-513 (“Will”), and for the appointment of Marjorie Reutzel, whose address is 704 9th Street N, Northwood, IA 50459, of Harvey Reutzel, whose address is 704 9th Street N, Northwood, IA 50459, as Personal Representatives of the Estate of the Decedent in an UNSUPERVISED administration. Any objections to the petition must be filed with the Court prior to or raised at the hearing. If proper and if no objections are filed or raised, the Personal Representatives will be appointed with full power to administer the Estate including the power to collect all assets, to pay all legal debts, claims, taxes and expenses, to sell real and personal property, and to do all necessary acts for the Estate. Notice is also given that (subject to Minn. Stat. 524.3-801) all creditors having claims against the Estate are required to present the claims to the Personal Representatives

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Order to each interested person by United States Mail at least 14 days before the time set for the hearing. Dated: August 6, 2012 BY THE COURT Robert R. Benson Judge of District Court JAMES D. ATTWOOD Court Administrator /s/ Mary E. Specht Deputy Thomas M. Manion (Reg. #0067167) 204 Parkway Avenue North, Box 420 Lanesboro, MN 55949 Tel. (507)467-2317 Attorney for Kristie Hotchkiss Publish 13,20

notice to residents of carimona township Because of Labor Day, the September board meeting of Carimona Township will be held on Tuesday, September 4 at 8:00 p.m. at the Preston Emergency Services. Linda Marzolf, Clerk Publish 20,27


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PUBLIC NOTICES or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred. A charitable beneficiary may request notice of the probate proceedings be given to the Attorney General pursuant to Minn. Stat. 501B.41, subd. 5. Dated: August 6, 2012 Robert R. Benson Judge of District Court JAMES D. ATTWOOD Court Administrator /s/ Mary E. Specht Deputy Kelly M. Wagner Baudler Maus Forman Kritzer & Wagner LI 124 North Broadway PO Box 1268 Spring Valley, MN 55975 Attorney License No: #0314031 (507)346-7301 (507)346-2537 Publish 13,20 Canton Township Notice Canton Township will meet on August 28th, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. Our agenda will be opening of truck/snowplow bids, followed by discussion on truck/snowplow loan and purchase. We will also continue annual meeting by setting levies. Fay Garness Canton Township Clerk Publish 13,20 STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF FILLMORE IN DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE COURT DIVISION Court File No. 23-PR-12-537 In Re: Estate of Valerie Wallace, Decedent NOTICE OF AND ORDER FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR DETERMINTATION OF DESCENT Kristie Hotchkiss has filed a Petition for Determination of Descent. It is ordered that on September 11, 2012, at 1:30 PM, a hearing will be held in this Court at the District Courtroom in the Fillmore County Courthouse in Preston, Minnesota on the petition. The petition represents that the decedent died more than three (3) years ago leaving property in Minnesota. The petition requests the Court probate the decedent’s Will, and determine the descent of such property and assign the property to the persons entitled. Any objections to the petition must be raised at the hearing or filed with the Court prior to the hearing. If the petition is proper and no objections are filed or raised, the petition will be granted. Notice shall be given by publishing this Notice and Order as provided by law and by mailing a copy of this Notice and

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STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF FILLMORE IN DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE COURT DIVISION Court File No. 23-PR-12-561 In Re: Estate of Clarence A. McKay, Jr. Decedent NOTICE AND ORDER FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR DESCENT OF PROPERTY A Petition for Determination of Descent has been filed with this Court. The Petition represents that the Decedent died more than three years ago, leaving property in Minnesota and requests the probate of Decedent’s last Will dated March 20, 1995, if any, and the descent of such property be determined and assigned by this Court to the persons entitled to the property. Any objections to the Petition must be filed with the Court proir to or raised at the hearing. If proper, and no objections are filed or raised, the Petition may be granted. IT IS ORDERED and Notice is further given, that the Petition will be heard on October 17, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. by this Court at Fillmore County, Preston, MN 1. Notice shall be given to all interested persons (Minn. Stat. 524.1-401) and persons who have filed a demand for notice pursuant to Minn. Stat. 524.3-204. 2. Notice shall be given by publishing this Notice and Order as provided by law and by mailing a copy of this Notice and Order at least 14 days prior to the hearing date. Dated: 8/10/12 Robert R. Benson Judge of District Court JAMES D. ATTWOOD Court Administrator By: /s/ Mary E. Specht Deputy Attorney for Petitioner Joseph L. Hammel Rippe, Hammel & Murphy, PLLP 110 East Main St., PO Box 149 Caledonia, MN 55921 Attorney License No.: 40253 Telephone: 507-725-3361 Fax: 507-725-5627 Publish 20,27 notice of sealed bids Sealed bids will be received until 9:30 a.m. on Monday, September 10, 2012 by the County Coordinator of Fillmore County, Minnesota on behalf of the Fillmore County Board of Commissioners for the rental of 46 acres, more or less, of County Farm land, with 44 acres, more or less, of corn base as determined by the Farm Service Agency, located on the County Farm land in Section 32, Township 103N, Range 10W, with the exception of the access easement. This will be a twoyear lease. Bid specifications available at the Fillmore County Coordinator’s Office, P.O. Box 466, Preston, MN 55965, (507) 7654566. Publish 20,27,3


summary of minutes August 7, 2012 County Board Meeting The Fillmore County Board met in special session at the Courthouse in the City of Preston. All members were present. Also present were the Coordinator/Clerk, and other department heads and staff, citizens, and two members of the press. The following resolutions were adopted by the Board: RESOLUTION 2012-027: Conditional Use Permit for Rick and Kelly Brown, Section 28, Arendahl Twp RESOLUTION 2012-028: Affirm June 26, 2012 adoption of amendment to Section 711 of the Fillmore County Zoning Ordinance pertaining to Recreational Camping RESOLUTION 2012-029: Amendment to Section 607.03 Conditional Uses, include campgrounds RESOLUTION 2012-030: Close meeting at 1:59 p.m. in accordance with MS 13D.05 Subd. 2a (4) The Board approved the following agenda items: • the agenda. • the following Consent Agenda: 1. July 24, 2012 County Board minutes. 2. Step increase for Barbara Kerns, Eligibility Worker. 3. Family medical leave for employee #1179. 4. Appointment of Donald Bergey to University of MN Extension Services committee. 5. Overnight stay for Commissioner Kaase to attend Criminal Justice Forum and Criminal Justice and Juvenile Task Force. 6. Payment for 1st half of 2012 Dodge-Fillmore-Olmsted Community Corrections appropriation. 7. Payment to Kane & Johnson Architects, Inc. for Professional Services on Highway Administration Building remodel. 8. Payment to Kane & Johnson Architects, Inc for Professional Services on Highway Department Maintenance Building Asbestos Survey. 9. Budget amendments with no fiscal impact but to align Public Health historical revenue and expenditure by program costs to use for budgets • authorized Chair to sign final Right of Way Plat #24-02 for CSAH #24 project. • low quote fom Schindler Elevator Corporation for annual elevator inspections. • proposal from Kane & Johnson for Highway administration building for asbestos abatement design, construction documents, bidding, and construction administration. • submittal of Project Priority List application to MN Pollution Control for funding eligibility for Greenleafton community septic system project. • accept low bid from J & L Steel & Electrical Service for Airport lighting. • accept bid for the Fillmore County Airport credit card fuel system from O’Day Equipment LLC. • access permit to CSAH #23 for Michael and Renee Lisa Johnson for new field access, Section 35, Amherst Township. • access permit to CSAH #18 for Michael and Renee Lisa Johnson for new field access, Section 35, Amherst Township. • agreement to appoint and to set annualized salary for Lieutenant Anthony Webber to serve as Chief Deputy Sheriff. • appointment of Sergeant/Patrol Officer Brian Miner as replacement Lieutenant. • advertise internally for replacement Sergeant/Patrol Officer at union scale. • promote Leroy Eickoff, Dispatcher, to Lead Dispatcher at union scale. • hire of Joel Johnson, part-time Deputy, as replacement deputy for Spring Valley contract at union scale. The following Commissioners’ warrants were approved: REVENUE FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount DS Solutions, Inc., services $988.59 Fillmore County Treasurer-Credit Card, misc. exp. $1,412.11 Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District, services $8,272.11 Matthew Bender & Co., Inc., reference materials $1,817.93 Schilling Supply Co., supplies $627.53 Staples Advantage, supplies $1,078.62 Tienter, Lesa, auto expense $618.28 West Payment Center, reference materials $964.59 TOTAL REVENUE FUND BILLS OVER $500 (listed above) $15,779.76 TOTAL REVENUE FUND BILLS UNDER $500 (67 bills - not listed) $10,249.06 TOTAL REVENUE FUND $26,028.82 INFRA FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount Dascom Systems Group, Inc., equipment $1,353.00 Winona Heating & Ventilating, services $1,532.33 TOTAL INFRA FUND $2,885.33 ROAD & BRIDGE FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount Carquest, supplies $509.29 Hancock Concrete Products Co., Inc., services $3,600.00 Hovey Oil Co., Inc., fuel $2,641.58 TOTAL ROAD & BRIDGE FUND BILLS OVER $500 (listed above) $6,750.87 TOTAL ROAD & BRIDGE FUND BILLS UNDER $500 (8 bills - not listed) $1,189.37 TOTAL ROAD & BRIDGE FUND $7,940.24 SANITATION FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount Veolia Environmental Services, services $7,090.95 TOTAL SANITATION FUND BILLS OVER $500 (listed above) $7,090.95 TOTAL SANITATION FUND BILLSUNDER $500 (2 bills - not listed) $375.83 TOTAL SANITATION FUND $7,466.78 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (EDA) Vendor Name, Description Amount TOTAL EDA FUND BILLS OVER $500 (None) $0.00 TOTAL EDA FUND BILLS UNDER $500 (1 bill - not listed) $11.10 TOTAL EDA FUND $11.10 The above represents a summary of the County Board actions on the listed date. Official County Board minutes are on file in the Fillmore County Courthouse and are

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2004 Dodge 3/4 Ton Crew Cab 4x4, 4dr, 39,000 miles, 5.7 Hemi Local Trade NOW ONLY $17,995

PrograM veHicleS (2) ‘12 CHEVY Impala LT, 4 dr. ‘12 CHRYsLER Town & Country Van (3) ‘12 CHEVY Impala Ls, 4 dr ‘12 CHEVY Impala LTZ, 4 dr. ‘12 CHEVY Traverse LT, AWD

2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 4dr. 70,000 Miles, 3800 V6 NOW ONLY $6,495

‘12 GMC Tukon XL, 4x4 (2) ‘11 BUICK LaCrosse CXL, 4 dr. ‘09 CHEVY Trailblazer LT, 4x4 ‘09 PoNTIAC Vibe, 4 dr. ‘08 CHEVY Trailblazer LT, 4x4

2006 Buick LuCerne CX 4DR, Local Trade, 78,000 Miles, 3800 V-6 NOW ONLY $10,995

uSeD veHicleS

2009 Cadillac sTs

AWD, 34,000 Miles, sunroof, Heated Leather, Nav, Factory Warranty, “Great Gas Mileage”

NOW ONLY $25,995

2008 Pontiac Torrent AWD New Tires, Local Trade NOW ONLY $11,995 Sales: Bryan Sheehy Aaron Butikofer

SAleS PHone 563-547-2401

‘10 GMC Yukon XL, 4x4, 29,000 Miles, Duel DVD, Fac. Warr., Local Trade, Loaded ‘10 CHEVY 1/2 Ton Crew Cab, 4x4, (1-owner), 45,000 miles, Factory Warranty ‘09 CHEVY 1/2 Ton Reg Cab, 4x4, 38,000 Miles, (1-owner), Factory Warranty ‘09 CADILLAC sTs, 4 dr, 34,000 mi, fac. warr, local trade ‘09 CHEVY Malibu LT, 4 dr, 48,000 mi, (1-owner), fac. warr, ‘09 CHEVY 1-Ton Crew Cab LT, 4x4, (1-owner), “Diesel,” Factory Warranty, Loaded ‘08 CHEVY 1-Ton Reg Cab, 4x4, (1-owner) ‘08 CHEVY HD 3/4 Ton Crew Cab LTZ, 4 dr, 4x4, “Diesel”, (1-owner) ‘08 CHEVY Trailblazer Ls, 4 dr, 4x4 ‘08 CHRYsLER Town & Country Touring, (1-owner), Heated Leather, DVD, Quads, Remote start. Now only $15,995


‘08 PoNTIAC G-6, 4 dr, 66,000 mi, sunroof, V-6, Remote start ‘08 PoNTIAC Torrent, AWD, New Tires, Local Trade ‘08 CHEVY HD 3/4 Ton Crew LT, 4x4 “Diesel” 30,000 Miles (1-owner) ‘07 BUICK LuCerne CXL, 4 dr, Local Trade ‘06 BUICK Rendezvous, Local Trade ‘06 BUICK LuCerne CX, 4 dr, Local Trade, $10,995 ‘06 BUICK Rendezvous CXL, AWD, Heated Leather, sunroof ‘05 BUICK LaCrosse XL, 4 dr, Local Trade, Low Miles ‘05 CHEVY 1/2 Ton, Ext-Cab, 4x4, 93,000 mi, $13,995 ‘05 CHEVY Equinox AWD, Heated Leather sunroof, $10,495 ‘04 JEEP Grand Cherokee Larado, 4x4, V6, Local Trade

‘04 DoDGE 3/4 Crew Cab Pickup, 4x4, only 39,000 Miles ‘03 CHEVY suburban LT, 4x4, Heated Leather, Local Trade ‘02 FoRD Escape, 4x4, Local Trade NoW oNLY $4,995 ‘02 FoRD Ranger, Ext. Cab, 4x4, only 79,000 miles ‘02 PoNTIAC Grand Prix GT, 4 dr. 70,000 Miles, 3800 V-6 ‘00 CHEVY 1/2 Ton Ext Cab 4x4, High Miles, $3,995 ‘00 DoDGE Grand Caravan w”Handicap Wheel Chair Lift” ‘99 CHEVY Venture Van, Local Trade ‘95 CHEVY Astro Conversion Van, “Clean” $2,995

H&S MotorS HigHway #9 weSt - creSco, iowa

2009 Chevy Trailblazer

2 LT, 4x4, Leather, 58,000 miles, Factory Warranty

NOW ONLY $15,995

2012 Chevy Impala Ls 4DR, 26,000 Miles, Rear spoiler, Factory Warranty, “Great Gas Mileage”

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DAYCARE OPENINGS in our country home. All ages. 8 years experience. 6 miles east of 63 right off Cty. Rd. 44. Katie - 507202-6098. v20,27,3,10- x

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

MEL’S GOLF CARS, LLC. Closeout on 2012 New Yamahas. Out with the 2012 and in with the New 2013. Special pricing on overstock gas and electric 2011 and 2012 carts. Over 30 used models to choose from. Now demonstrating the all new 2012 and 2013 fuel injected Yamaha gas golf carts. Will take trades. MEL’S GOLF CARS provides the highest quality in all their golf carts. Stop and shop at 132 Garfield Avenue, Albert Lea, MN or call Mel at 507-438-2705. h6,13,20- x

FOR SALE: MM Z Tractor. Good condition. Call 507-867-4689. f20,27- x

DISC BLADE SHARPENING, on site rolling, no tear down, no grinding. 319377-0936; Cell 319-531-0741. f7/30-9/17

schroeder drywall ReSidential - CommeRCial

Drywall Hanging • Taping • Texturing Rusty Schroeder “Free estimates” 507-765-3648




Custom Hay Mowing, Raking & Baling


Shamiah Womeldorf, Rural Lanesboro

A Great Read!

FOR SALE: Classic antique cast iron radiators from the original Park Hotel in Preston, MN. Many sizes and colors. Excellent condition. Would be perfect for restoration of an older home. Priced from $200 to $500 depending on which size. Call Jason at 507-251-5297. s6tfn- x FOR SALE: High back wall-mount white porcelain bathroom sinks from original Park Hotel in Preston, MN. Excellent condition. Perfect for restoration of older home. Priced at $150 per sink. Call Jason at 507-251-5297. s6tfn- x FOR SALE: Internet-ready, eMac computers, 1ghz, 80gb, 512mb RAM, InDesign Master Suite Collection software. All products for media desktop publishing included. Asking $249 or best offer. Call Jason at 507-251-5297. s6tfn- x TOTAL WOOD HEAT. Safe, clean, efficient and comfortable OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACE from Central Boiler. Theobald Heating Solutions 507-533-4523. swk3tfno

DAKA WOOD FURNACE stored in shed for 11 years. Ideal for shop. 48”x30”x24”. Blower works, ducting included. $500 or best offer. 507-352-4122. s20,27- o SMALL ANIMAL CAGES. Great condition, multi-level cages and accessories. 3 ft ($70); 6 ft ($120). With tunnels and stand. email s20- x FOR SALE: Patio furniture. One set is wicker and one set is metal. They both have seat cushions. Also have a wicker love seat. 507-765-2578 after 5:00pm. s20,27- x STANDARD POODLE puppies. Black, brown, red, apricot, cream. Shots, trained. $1,000. 507-273-3652. s20- x

GRAIN WANTED: FREE DP corn contract/FREE corn storage thru 10/31. Farmers Co-op Elevator of Rushford, Houston, Caledonia and Spring Grove is adding a 514,000 bu storage bin, a 4,700 bu/hr dryer and 85,000 bu wet holding bin at Rushford. Unload a semi every 3 1/2 minutes. Contact Greg Boldt, 507-8647733. f13,20- o

FOR SALE PUPPIES to a good home. Maltese toy poodle mix, one male, 3 females born May 25th. Very friendly, cuddly, loveable, makes very good lap dog! Asking $150. Contact cell: 507-429-7716, Peterson, MN. s20- o

CUSTOM CHOPPING and bagging. Trucks and wagons available. 9 & 10 foot bagging. Drinkall Family Forage Enterprises. 507-259-8093. f20,27,3- o

WINDOWS $250 DH Style. Installation included. Energy star qualified. Order 4. Customer pays recycling. Government financing available. BBB accredited contractor. Visit www.greensourcewindows. com or call 888/690-9892 MCAN

JEFF NIELSEN SALES: UTILITY VEHICLE: 2007 Kawasaki 600 Mule Cab 2WD $4,500.00 SKIDLOADERS: Gehl: 1991 3410 diesel $6,350.00, 1998 John Deere 3375 Diesel Hrs:1114 $6,250.00, Case: 1845C $12,100.00, 85XT $16,999.00, Bobcats: 873 New Motor: $19,500.00, T200 $19,500.00, Mustang 342 $7,750.00. MOWERS: JD 425 $3,000.00. TRACTORS: Ford 4400 gas loader $6,750.00, IH 706 C/H Gas $6,900.00. Call for Appt. & Info. JEFF NIELSEN SALES Eberhardt Str., Albert Lea, MN 56007 Buy-SellTrade (H) 507-377-1137 (C) 507-3837012, Contact also: Paul Nielsen Farm Equipment, 48 years in business! (C) 507-279-1303. f13,20,27- x

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

Rochester, MN 866-657-4910

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

Scheevel and Sons, Inc. (507) 765-4756


NEw FeatHerlite trailerS iN Stock:

2008 JD 115 Stalk Chopper

Precision Laser Excavating

Specialties: Ponds, Waterways, Terraces, Driveways, Building Sites and More. Ron (507-273-9796), Aaron (507-272-3923), Eric, & Nate Scheevel 17057 Kind Rd. • Preston, MN



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


CHATFIELD – Fingerson & Donahoe First Subd. Covenant controlled neighborhood with lg cul-de-sac, walk-out lots w/private backyards. Lots starting at $29,900. NEW PRICING AND ADDITIONAL LOTS AVAILABLE! FOUNTAIN - Two outlots for the price of one! Large level lot (132’ x 300’) on the corner of dead end street in an established neighborhood. $19,900 #4037960 LANESBORO – 1.43 acre building site within city limits. Great views, walkout, city utilities, protective convenants apply. $44,900 #4031256 RACINE – Lyman’s Second Subdivision. Located in newer development on cul-de-sac street with city utilities, choice of builder and covenant controlled. Hurry only 3 lots available. Prices starting at $19,900. ROCHESTER – NEW LISTING – Nice multi-purpose site at the intersection of Hwy. 14 and Cty Rd 19. $39,900 #4036641




• 4 Horse LQ's • 2013 Car Bumper Pull • 500 Gallon Fuel Trailer • 20' Wood Floor • 7' x 20' Stock • 16' Bumper • 16' Goose Neck • 7' x 24' Stock • Custom Options Available USEd FeatHerlite trailerS: • '01 24' Stock • '08 7'x20' Stock • '08 7'x24' Stock USEd EqUipMENt: • JD 325 • Bobcat S250 • JD 4520 • ASV RC100 • Bobcat T180 • JD 7630 w/Loader MFWD • Bobcat S330 Cab • Bobcat 873 • Bobcat S185 Cab • JD 4610 w/Cab & Loader • Bobcat S300 CLEAN & WELL KEPT NEW LISTING



• 2 Bedrooms • 0.52 Acre lot • No backyard neighbors • Updated throughout • Hardwood floors • Gas stove • Permanent siding • New roof • Mature trees CHARMING STARTER HOME WITH UPDATES



• 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 Bedrooms • 2 Full Baths • 2 Car Garage (24x28) • 2 City lots • Fireplace • Hardwood floors • Vinyl siding





• 4 Bedroom • 3 Bath • 2 Car garage • Gorgeous hardwood floors throughout • Wood FP & wood stove • Nearly 3,000 sq ft



• 2 Plus bedroom • 2 Bath • Large corner lot • Main floor living • Totally updated • All appliances • Move-in condition • CA


• 3 Bedrooms plus 2 dens • Main Fl laundry • Numerous updates, steel siding • Huge 2 car garage, deck movie-in-condition




• 4 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Lg Foyer • Family Rm w/gas fireplace • Vaulted ceilings • Close to HS, new roof, oversized garage



• 4 Bedroom • 3 Bath • Updated • 2 Car garage • Fireplace • Porch • Main floor laundry • 2856 sq. ft. • 2 separate living areas on Main floor






$151,900 243 HARDWOOD AVE NE, CHATFIELD#4037918

901 WINONA ST SE, CHATFIELD #4039253 • 3 Bedrms • Den • 2 Baths • Fireplace • Workshop • 3 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Original woodwork • Open floor plan • Great Room • 2508 sq. ft. • Leaded windows • Paneled doors • Hardwood floors • 4 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • 2,496 sq. ft. • New windows, roof, vinyl siding, driveway • Newer furnace & central air • Finished LL • 2 Enclosed porches • Numerous improvements • Tons of hardwood & ceramic tile floors 19 ACRES WITH ROOT RIVER FRONTAGE SPRAWLING WALKOUT RANCH AWESOME WALKOUT RANCH NEW PRICE




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




• 3 Bedroom • Hobby farm ideal for Horses Remodeled house • Pole shed • Barn • Secluded Valley • fenced pasture NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES

$329,900 #4037085


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

• 5 Bedroom, 3 Bath, 2012 Split.

CHATFIELD – NEW LISTING - Build your dream home on this 5 acre approved building site tucked in the val-

$119,900 101 PLEASANT ST EAST, LANESBORO #4034548

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


$164,900 604 MARGARET ST NE, CHATFIELD #4037825

• 3 Bedroom • 2 Bath • Gas Fireplace • Great Location • Heated ceramic tile • Large Deck • 0.43 acre lot • Wooded Backyard • No backyard neighbors • Move-in-ready

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


$104,900 #4036176


• 3 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • LL Family room • Roof (09) • Steel siding • 2 Car garage




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


$179,900 #4035598


• 4 Bedroom • 3 Bath • 2 Car gar • Hardwood floors • Paneled doors • Open layout • Basement roughed in for bath & floor heat



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





• Solid main floor building plus basement • Includes warehouse w/loading dock



• 5 Bedrooms • 3 Baths • 3,085 sq ft • Main floor

• 3 Bedrooms on second level • 2 Baths • Paneled doors • Hardwood floors throughout


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


• 4 Bedroom • 3 Baths • 3 Fireplaces • Patio

• 4 Bedrooms • 3 Baths • 3364 sq. ft. • Laundry on

$124,900 521 MAIN ST S, CHATFIELD


• 3 Main floor bedrooms • 2 Baths • Walkout LL • All new windows/doors • New roof • Steel siding • 4 Bedrooms • 3 Baths • Fireplace • 1984 • Master Suite • Ceramic Tile • Hardwood Floor


• 3 Main floor bedrooms • 2 baths • Covered Patio • Quiet street • Updated electrical service • Permanent siding • Well cared for UNIQUE LAYOUT

$179,900 $169,900



$104,900 #4034731









• 4 Bedrooms, Main floor living, Appliances • 2 Car Garage, Permanent siding, Quiet Street • Updated Kitchen & Bath, Nicely Landscaped




Call Dean 507-421-5900



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

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



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



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



$399,900 #4036698

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

212 MAIN ST S, CHATFIELD $64,900


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

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HOUSE FOR SALE: 203 Coffee St. Downtown Lanesboro. 2 bdrm, 1 bath. 507429-5809 or 806-268-0194. e16tfn- o

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

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 8am. 101 Kansas St., Preston. Devin Nagle residence. Bikes, basketball, hoop, clothing, camping, household, antiques and misc. g20- x oTo Visit oVisited

ACREAGE FOR SALE NW of LeRoy. Nearly completed remodeling. Everything new. 4-BR, 2 bath, 3-story with 3/4 basement. Geothermal foam insulation. 32’x36’ garage with in-floor heating. 25 acres & 11 tillable. For more information call 641-3305995. e13,20,27,3- o

Preston Great-3 bedroom, 2 full bath. Country living chalet type feeling with the soaring to ceiling wood burning brick fireplace in the open and inviting living room. Oversized 2 car heated and insulated garage. Great views from inside and from the deck. New furnace $179,000 MLS#4033170

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

HOUSE FOR SALE: HUNTER’S DREAM. Surrounded by 1.8 aces of DNR land, 2+ bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath, 2 decks, 2 car garage, finished basement, wet bar, all appliances. $155,000 as is. 2 miles from Rushford. Call 507-864-7080. e20,27- x

Preston Enjoy this 3 Bedroom 2 Bath split that offers privacy

with wooded area in backyard. Home features vaulted family room with Gas Fireplace, step saving kitchen and spacious living room. $118,000 $114,900 MLS#4036444 2 bedroom rambler has new carpet and fresh paint, newer windows and roof. 15547 Kiwi Rd, $52,000 $47,900 MLS#4035459



AlwAys CAll RAndy BARnes

Preston Great 1 1/2 story 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath and


Randy Barnes

attached 3 season porch. One car detached garage and Flat Lot. $64,900 $59,900 MLS #4031651


Preston 3 bdrm, Rambler, MF Laundry, Large Garage, low maintenance exterior, Close to swimming pool park and trail. $4K carpet allowance $99,900 $89,900 MLS#4030099


REAL ESTATE FOR SALE: 3 bedroom home in the country with heated shop. 507-259-6961. e30tfn- o

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Roxanne Johnson, Broker, ABR, CRS, GRI Cell: 507-458-6110 D UCE RED 730 3rd Ave se, HArMony, Mn RES

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10252 351st Ave CAnton, Mn Hard to find this many acres at this affordable price! 3 bedroom home with part finished walkout basement. det garage, shop, shed, barn, fenced pasture, creek, 3 acres tillable. $177,500

401 County rd 8 FountAin, Mn Quality 3 bedroom, center island, pantry & lots of cabinets, oak hardwoods. Updated windows, siding & shingles. LL family rm, bedrm, 3/4 bath, laundry & office. $108,900


25562 140th st Preston, Mn 2 story home, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, office, updates include kitchen, windows, shingles, furnace. Plus 100ft x 32 ft machine shed/ barn & pasture. $118,500

18245 160th st sPring VAlley, Mn Remodeled 2 bedroom ranch, new siding, shingles, windows, flooring, bathroom. Large eat in updated kitchen. Deck, CA, and 3 car parking pad. $75,000


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15646 160th st, sPring VAlley, Mn 6 bedroom Ranch home with walk out basement. 2 car garage 36 x 48 steel shed, loafing shed, fenced pastures with creek. $267,400

285 niagara Ct, HArMony, Mn 3 bedroom, 2 bath, home. Updates include shingles, siding, & windows in 2005, patio door in 2008. LL offers great storage & room to expand. Atta garage. Hard to find a home with no back yard neighbors! $80,000




418 Preston st, Preston, Mn 340 A 5th Ave se, HArMony, Mn Everything on one level! 2 bedroom, 2 Comfort by Design this 2 bedroom, 2 bath Open & Bright 3 bedroom, 2 bath townbath ranch home, kitchen open to din- townhome offers open living dining area, home with lower level finished walkout living, breakfast bar, att huge 2 car garage ample storage, att garage, patio, appliing area, plus office. 1 car att. $114,900 ances. $125,000 $109,900 355 3rd Ave se, HArMony, Mn


235 1st Ave ne HArMony, Mn House & Shop! Spacious 4 bedroom, 1 ½ bath 1 ½ story home, nice layout, fireplace, det. garage plus bonus shop and storage. $78,500

401 north st nW Preston, Mn

Brick 2 story , original features, hardwood floors, 3 bedrm, 2 bath, walk out basement , corner lot, garage. $64,900


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32776 136th st HArMony, Mn

Brick home, open staircase, oak hardwoods, many updates, outbuildings, mature trees. Super location. $99,900 (additional 20 acres available)

30 3rd Ave nW, HArMony, Mn You won’t believe the space in this 2 bedroom home. Beautiful oak hardwoods, updated windows, & shingles, private covered patio and large det garage. $69,900

Updated 2 bedroom home, new kitchen, Super location on tree lined street this 3 bath, oak panel doors, furnace, CA, deck, bedroom home is packed with potential. 1 car garage $52,000 2 car det garage. $62,500

19731 Aurora rd MABel, Mn

4 bedroom home, 2 car garage, cattle, machine & hay sheds, small livestock barn, concrete, & pasture. $149,900

15545 Kiwi rd, Preston, Mn 2 bedroom ranch home in Greenleafton, updated kitchen, bath, mainfl laundry, CA, LL office and storage, att 1 car, deck, new shingles. $59,900

4 bedroom, 2 ½ bath home. Updates include siding, windows, furnace, central air. New 784 sq ft 2 car heated garage $87,900

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212 street, Preston - Wooded with 30 acres of hay ground, bordering Forestville State Park, nice little creek, artisian spring. $325,000 Jewel road, Preston - 41.3 acres, mixture of woods and cropland. A few options of buildable sites. $190,000 Farm land: 94.75 Acres - CRP land, Bristol Township. Sets high and could be put back into production, Bristol Township, call for details! Buildable Wooded 46.88 acres buildable, driveway access Bristol Township Drake road, lanesboro: 2 Parcels offered: Camping site, hiking trail, open prairie on top. Camp, hike, hunt. Secluded setting offers a place to get a way from a busy world! 16.49 acres @ $46,172 24.1 acres @ $67,480 3RD Ave SE Harmony: Investment opportunity! 7 lots offered at a reduced price of $11,900 each (discount for 2 or more) Walk outs possible on select lots, no assessments.

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340 B 5th Ave se, HArMony, Mn Relax & Enjoy! 2 bedroom, 2 baths, townhome. Great layout with generous sized rooms. Attached garage, CA, patio appliances $125,000



RED 506 e newburg, MABel, Mn 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with main floor laundry, generous living and eat in kitchen. LL familyroom, office, att garage, CA. $69,900

A unique opportunity & great location, finished & unfinished units available, garage spaces, secured access, sprinkler system, elevator, handicapped accessible, Starting at $110,000


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210 Center st. W HArMony, Mn Lovely turn of the century home, 9 ft ceilings, pillars, decorative moldings, hardwood floors, & org. cabinetry detail. 3 season porch, full basement with laundry & storage area. $98,000

420 Parkside Dr Preston, Mn Super location on edge of town 3 bedroom, 3 bath home, office, master en suite, LL finished 3 car attached. PLUS 812 sq ft det heated garage/shop with ¾ bath. $277,500


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A Must See! Well cared for 3 bedroom ranch home on Quiet Street, open living & dining, access to back yard from kitchen. LL rec and storage area, CA & 312 Preston st nW newer 1 car det garage. Priced to sell! Preston, Mn $79,900

Custom built 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with master en ED suite, walk in closets, open living space, vault, fireplace, REDUC LL finished with huge family room and office. 2 car at120 4th st sW, tached, backs up to country. $197,500 HArMony, Mn CONTRACT FOR DEED AVAILABLE!

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301 Washington st nW Preston, Mn

Well kept 1911 Cottage Style home with high ceilings in main living area. 2 bedrooms, eat in kitchen plus dining area, 3 season porch, CA, det garage. $46,000

Mint Condition 2 bedroom ranch home, updated floorings, oak raised panel cabinets and very nice floor plan. Main floor office and laundry. Att 1 car plus covered patio. $82,500

109 spruce st, FountAin, Mn 2006 built, 4 bedroom, 3 bath, vaulted ceiling, CA, open floor plan, LL finished family area, office, & more, 2 car att, deck, backs up to park & trail. $195,000



35 Main Ave s HArMony, Mn Commercial building w/excellent main street location. Steel roof pitched steel & vinyl siding, water heater, furnace & A/C, & updated windows. Main level retail & 2nd level 2 bdrm apartment $59,900

SOLD - 305 Locust St Mabel SOLD - 240 4th Ave SE Harmony 44596 Hillview Dr rusHForD, Mn PenDing - 15523 Cty 9 Preston Loaded with detail! Large entertainment area with PenDing - 645 1st Ave SE Harmony built in media center, billiards room, and a quiet nook to read a book. Lrg 2 car heated garage. PenDing - 1008 Wayside St NE Preston Fantastic Home! $194,900


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Open HOuse saturday, August 25TH 10-11:30am 227 HARWood AVE NE, CHATFIELd

Open HOuse saturday, August 25TH 2:00-3:00pm

66167 230TH AVE kASSoN $399,000


Totally updated and remodeled ranch style home with tuck under garage. Move in ready! Updates include furnace, a/c, roof, kitchen appliances, countertops & ceramic tile in kitchen, carpet and remodeled bath. Lower level family room finished with family room, laundry and utility room. You’ll enjoy the large patio in the back yard and beautiful landscaping.

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

304 3Rd AVE. NW STEWARTVILLE $117,000

Tastefully updated & remodeled 3 bdrm home. Separate main floor laundry 3 season sun room, walk in pantry area, updated bath, insulated 2 car garage & deck. See supplement for recent improvements.

Todd Hadoff

Open HOuse

saturday, August 25TH 10:30-11:30am

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

Cell 507-259-5454




513 SprinG Ave, preSton

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



• 4 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Ranch • Private Fenced Yard • 3 Car Garage • Main Floor Laundry • Cul-De-Sac

FArMS & AcreAGe xxx old ShAdy Wood dr. SprinG vAlley

• 6 Acre Building Site • Completely Wooded • Across frm Good Earth Village tiNg $34,900 NEw Lis $259,900

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



503 Ave. c, chAtField

920 GrAnd St., chAtField

• 5 Bedroom • 6/10 Acre • 2 Bath • 3,600 Sq. Ft. • Main Flr Living • Heated Garage • 20 x 24 Garage • Black Walnut • Wood Fireplace w/ Brick Surround

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

I Show All MlS lIStIngS

851 eMerAld lAne, rocheSter

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

11214 160 St. ostrander $520,000


saturday, August 25TH 11:45-1:00pm

312 bench St. SW, chAtField

Open HOuse sunday, August 26TH 9:30-11:00am 423 NoRTH pARk dRIVE, SpRING VALLEY $259,000

Estate Industry!

Open HOuse


Call 507.765.2151 • Fax 507.765.2468

Custom built ranch style home conveniently located near banks, gas station, grocery store & convenience stores. Handicap accessible with separate laundry room, gouramet style kitchen with center island & stainless steel appliances, sun room, living room with gas fireplace & built ins, formal dining, master bedroom with walk in closet, master bath with separate shower & soaking tub, all located on 3/4 of an acre on the edge of town. Excellent location!

$104,900 322 proSpect St., chAtField


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

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ANTIQUES WANTED: Musical instruments, cameras, photographs and albums, advertising signs pre 1960 postcards (written on OK), books, magazines, anything paper, license plates, tokens, Civil War & WWI & WWII & Vietnam photographs & war items, pocket watches, marbles, gold & silver coins, hunting & fishing, railroad, outboard motors, toys, guns, knives, crocks, peddle cars & tractors, jewelry, car parts, weather vanes, old tools. COUNTRYSIDE ANTIQUES 1 piece or complete estate, 41 years buying. 507-4020880. w13,20,27,3,10,17- x


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$114,900 704 KenilWorth Ave. S, lAneSboro


NEw Li


31343 hWy. 52, chAtField

• Wood Floors • High Ceilings • Charcoal • 2 Car Garage

725 tree top lAne, oronoco • • • •

2 Acres • 4 Bedrooms • 2 Baths 3 Car Garage • 30 x 40 Heated Shed Cul-De-Sac • (2) Fireplaces Sunroom • Circle Drive • Steel-siding

$149,900 11687 deer roAd, MAbel • Cabin on 16 acres • Knotty Pine • Steel siding • New well & septic • Covered porch • In-floor heat • Loft area • Laundry


• 15 acres • River Frontage • 4 Baths • Heated Garage • 30x40 Heated Barn 23295 cty rod 11, preSton (ideal for home business) • 30x48 New Shed • Deck • Patio • W/ Steel Siding • Gorgeous Views • 3 acres • Hard to find acreage located of River and Valley between Fountain & Preston • Main Floor has been remodeled • Hardwood floors & walls • Large master bedroom, open kitchen, and living room • Lower level family room is just about done plus there is rough-in for 2 additional bedrooms & bath • Corn pellet stove will stay • 2 car garage


$124,900 217 2nd St SW, chAtField

• 3 Bedroom •D/O • Wood Floors • Main Floor Laundry • 2 Porches • Close to Mill Creek Park $119,900


$139,900 209 MAin St., FountAin

• 4 City Lots • 3+ Bedrooms • 2 Gas Fireplaces • Wood Floors • Main Floor Laundry • Deck • 3 Car Heated Garage • Steel Siding $89,900

135 SAleM pt. dr. SW, rocheSter

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




$1,450,000 29991 co. rd. 21, chAtField • 220 acres • Woods • Tillable • Root River access • Open floor plan • In-floor heat • Fireplace • 3-car garage and basement •15’ ceiling • Deck • W/O • Gorgeous setting • 15 minutes to Lanesboro



NEw Li

605 1/2 cAlhoun Ave. lAneSboro

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

707 rochelle Ave. S, lAneSboro

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

222 2nd Ave., WhAlAn

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

$199,900 28089 everydAy rd., lAneSboro • 8 acres • Pasture for horses • 50x64 heated shop • New well • New roof • 50 x 112 shed • Outdoor wood burner for house and shop.

coMMerciAl CoMMERCIAL BUILdING - WYkoFF - Completely renovated building that is ideal for any type of restaurant, catering or other business opportunity. The lower level is finished for additional space. $199,900 NEW LISTING - CoMMERCIAL BUILdING - LANESBoRo Great opportunity to own

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

lotS For SAle

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

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WeaTher arT WanTed! 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.

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

combines • ‘11 9670 STS 300 Sep

Sold • ‘04 9560 STS Duals SOLD • ‘03 JD 9750 STS • ‘96 JD 9500 • ‘90 JD 9400 Hopper Topper

Sold • ‘91 JD 9400 Hopper Topper SOLD • ‘87 JD 7720 Titan II

Heads • ‘11 608C Stalkmaster • ‘10 JD 625F • ‘10 JD 620F

• ‘09 JD 608C Cornhead Sold SOLD • ‘09 JD 630F • ‘07 JD 635F • ‘03 JD 925F • ’98 JD 693

2.9% FoR 5 yEaRS oR 1.9% FoR 3 yEaRS oN aLL uSED Hay & CoMBINE EquIpMENT

new TracTors • 7230 R • 6190 R MFWD


• 6430 ST. MFWD • 5085 M • 4120 • 3520 • 2720 • 1026R

used TracTors

• ‘10 JD 6115 D MFWD Cab • ‘03 JD 8120 MFWD Sold SOLD • ‘10 5075E MFWD, 180 Hrs, 553 Loader • ‘08 JD 5525 MFWD/563 Loader/Cab/280 Hrs • ‘05 JD 7520 MFWD IVT Sold SOLD • ‘08 Kubota 3240 MFWD, 72” Deck & Loader

miscellaneous • JD 3955 Chopper 5 1/2 Hay Head • JD 936 MoCo Impl • JD 735 MoCo • JD 530 MoCo • 1) 568 Round Baler • 2) JD 567 Round Baler • JD 566 Round Baler • ‘05 NH BR 780 Round Baler • ‘04 JD 320 Skid Loader • JD 115 6 Row Stock Chopper

Call on used finanCing speCials

These are the lowest real estate rates we have ever seen. We can help you find the product that best fits your need. • New Construction • Refinance

• Home Improvements

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2012 Ford F150 supercab sTX 4x4 Northland Limited Edition



Rainbow of Colors!

Here’s The Math...

Built for the Northland Built FOR YOU

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MSRP Ford Discount Zumbrota Ford Discount Ford Retail Customer Cash Ford Bonus Customer Cash Ford F150 5.0L Cash Ford Credit Customer Cash Ford Retail Trade Assistance Trade-in Bonus Cash

(23) to choose from


5.0 L V-8 360 HP


Chrome Running Boards Fog Lamps Color Keyed Bumpers


Trailer Tow Package Trailer Brake Controller STX Decor Package


18” Cast Aluminum Wheels






APPLY ONLINE AT Hwys. 52 & 58, Zumbrota

507-732-5127 or 1-800-757-3080 Sales Hours: Mon. and Thurs 8:30am-8pm; Wed. & Fri. 8:30am-6pm; Sat. 8:30am-5pm. Service Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:30am-5pm * FMCC cash requires Ford Credit Financing. Not all buyers will qualify. Tax, title, license are extra. ** Trade In Assistance requires trade in of 1995 or newer vehicle, or lease terminated 30 days prior to or 90 days after delivery.


MON–SAT: 7:00am – 9:00pm • SUN: 8:00am – 7:00pm


MON–SAT: 7:00am – 9:00pm • SUN: 8:00am – 9:00pm


MON–SAT: 7:00am – 9:00pm • SUN: 7:00am – 9:00pm

Prices Effective August 20th-August 26th 2012 Mon.














6-7.25 Oz. • Assorted

IGA Mac N’ Cheese Dinner

11.3-15.5 Oz. • Assorted

Malto Meal Box Cereal





8-5-9 Oz. • Assorted

39-50 Oz.

Tide Powder or Liquid Detergent




Hot Pockets, Lean Pockets, or Croissant Pockets


$ 99


Preston Foods

Sidewalk Sale


299 5/$ Carl Budding Thin Sliced Meat................ 3 $ 99 Boneless Chicken Breast....................4 $ 79 Oscar Mayer Beef or Cheese Franks 3 $ 39 IGA Franks........................................1 ¢ John Morrell Franks..................... 88 $ 79 Beef or Cheese Franks..................... 3 $ 99 Oscar Mayer Weiners....................... 4 $ 39 Hormel Black Label Bacon................4 $ 99 Salmon Fillets....................................4 $ 29 Crunchy Fish Sticks or Fillets...........2 $

8 Oz. • Assorted

Hormel Natural Choice Lunch Meat... 2 Oz. • Assorted

2.5 Lb. • Spring River

16 Oz.

16 Oz.

Pork Spareribs


16 Oz. • Assorted

Pork Baby Back Ribs

$ 99

16 Oz. • Oscar Mayer

Pork Shoulder Butt Steak

Hormel Always Tender





$ 79

29 Lb.


3 Lb.

16 Oz. • Assorted

12 Oz. • Treasures From The Sea


Pork Shoulder Butt Roast

11.7-12 Oz. • Shurfine



Chairman’s Reserve • Boneless

T-Bone Steak

Chicken Leg Quarters


$ 69








85% Lean Ground Beef



79 Lb.

Chairman’s Reserve • Boneless

Beef Top Sirloin Steak




Chairman’s Reserve • Boneless

Ribeye Steak




Chairman’s Reserve • Boneless


Bartlett Pears








$ 39 Lb.

1 Lb. • Earthbound Farms

Organic Baby Carrots


$ 39

Caramel Apples




Vine On Tomatoes


5 Lb.

Yellow Onions




10 Lb.

Russet Potatoes








With or Without Nuts

Beef Chuck Steak

Beef Chuck Roast





Chairman’s Reserve • Boneless Family Packs




Produce Each

Dole Celery


$ 19 8 Oz. • Giorgio

Whole Mushrooms



Preston Foods

Sidewalk Sale August 22-August 23 2012

507.765.2465 Store Hours: Mon-Sat 7am-9pm •Sun 8am-7pm

16 Oz.

Red Ripe Strawberries

While Supplies Last




Blueberries Per Lb.


While Supplies Last


$ 79 Each • Whole

Seedless Watermelon




2/$ Per Lb.

Black Plums



While Supplies Last


August 22-23 9am-7pm at Preston Location ONLY!

Preston Foods

Sidewalk Sale August 22-August 23 2012

507.765.2465 Store Hours: Mon-Sat 7am-9pm •Sun 8am-7pm

1 Lb.

Bolthouse Farms Baby Carrots



While Supplies Last

Locally Grown Sweet Corn



2 Lb.

Yellow Onions

While Supplies Last



¢ While Supplies Last

Green Bell Peppers







August 22-23 9am-7pm at Preston Location ONLY!

Preston Foods

Sidewalk Sale August 22-August 23 2012

507.765.2465 Store Hours: Mon-Sat 7am-9pm •Sun 8am-7pm

While Supplies Last

Honeydew Melons

Green Top Radishes






Dole Head Lettuce

5 Lb.

Russet Potatoes


$ 69

While Supplies Last

Green Onions

Athena Melons





While Supplies Last



August 22-23 9am-7pm at Preston Location ONLY!

Preston Foods

Sidewalk Sale August 22-August 23 2012

507.765.2465 Store Hours: Mon-Sat 7am-9pm •Sun 8am-7pm

Per Lb.

Red or Green Seedless Grapes


$ 49

While Supplies Last


Dole Cauliflower


$ 99

While Supplies Last

6 Oz.



$ 99

While Supplies Last

Per Lb.



$ 79

August 22-23 9am-7pm at Preston Location ONLY!


64 Oz. • Assorted • IGA

Cranberry Juice

1 ¢ IGA Sloppy Joe Sauce................ 79 $ 89 $ 19 IGA Tea Bags................................. 2 ¢ IGA Pasta Sauce...........................99 20-24 Oz. • Assorted • IGA 2/$ IGA Crystal Light Drink Mixes.....................4 2/$ Ketchup Crystal Light On the Go Drink Mixes.....4 $ 99 ¢ Jif Peanut Butter.......................... 2 $ 79 Smucker’s Grape Jam or Jelly..........1 26 Oz. $ 29 Salad Dressing............................... 2 Cookies 5/$ Hunt’s Tomato Sauce.......................... 4 BBQ Sauce ¢ Diced Green Chilies........................69 $ 59 $ 99 Maryland Club Butter-Nut Coffee.. 7 $ 99 Folger’s Classic Roast Coffee.........6 $ 79 2.05-2.39 Oz. • Kraft Angel Food Cake Mix......................1 $ 89 Easy Mac or Creamy Supreme Frosting...............1 $ 99 Velveeta Shell Cups Crisco Oil....................................... 3 $ 49 10/$ Krusteaz Pancake Mix................... 2 $ 49 C&H Pure Cane Granulated Sugar....2 $ 99 C&H Powdered or Brown Sugar........1 12-16 Oz. • Assorted $ 99 Corn Flakes Cereal.........................2 Creamette 2/$ Nabisco Teddy Grahams...................... 5 Pasta 2/$ Grandma Alice’s Cottage Bread.......... 3 4/$ $ 19 Whole Grain Wheat Bread............. 2 $ 49 Cracked Wheat Bread.................... 2 10 Oz.

$ 99

IGA Steak Sauce.........................… 15.5 Oz.


100 Count

24 Oz. • Assorted

8 Quart • Assorted 10 Oz. • Assorted

17.3-18 Oz. • Assorted 20-32 Oz. • Assorted


15 Oz.

IGA Kidney, Great Northern, Chili, Pinto or Red Beans



16 Oz. • Assorted • Western or Wishbone

28 Oz. • Assorted

15 Oz. • Assorted 4 Oz. • Shurfine 34.5 Oz. 22.6 Oz.

Hunt’s Tomatoes



$ 89

16 Oz. • Pillsbury

4.1-5.7 Oz. • Assorted

Knorr Pasta or Rice Sides

15.6-16 Oz. • Pillsbury 48 Oz. • Assorted


28-32 Oz. • Assorted 4 Lb.



2 Lb.

15.25-18.2 Oz. • Assorted • Pillsbury

18 Oz. • Kellogg’s

Moist Supreme Cake Mix

8-10 Oz. • Assorted

20 Oz. • Sara Lee Soft N Smooth 24 Oz.

16. Lb.

899 $ 99 Kit N Kaboodle Cat Food..........…9 $ 49 Febreze Air Effects...................… 2 2/$ Hefty Plates, Bowls, or Trays.............4 ¢ Dial Liquid Hand Soap................99 ¢ Mead White Envelopes...............99 Purina Prime Cuts or Come N $ Get It Dog Food................................. 16 Lb. • Purina

9.7 Oz. • Assorted




20 Oz. • Assorted

general merchandise 15 Oz. • Assorted

100 Count

Topcare Aspirin Tablets



VO5 Shampoo or Conditioner



2.6 Oz. • Assorted

Suave Deodorant


$ 99

20-50 Count

7.5-9.37 Oz. • Assorted

40-100 Count • Assorted

12 Oz. • Assorted

12-36 Count • Huggies

Pull Ups, Goodnites or Jumbo Baby Diapers




12 Rolls • Assorted • Kleenex

Cottonelle Double Roll Tissue




Suave Body Wash


$ 89




7.5-11 Oz. • Weight Watchers

Smart Ones Classic Favorites


English Muffins

Cream Cheese




$ 29 Gallon • Kemps

299 $ 79 Banquet Boneless Chicken.......... 3 $ 99 IGA Waffles....................................1 Mrs. Dee’s Hashbrown Patties... 24-26.5 Oz. • Assorted

10 Count • Assorted

12 Inch • Digiorno

Rising Crust, Italian Style, or Dippin Strips

16 Oz. • Assorted

Chocolate Milk

Kemps Sour Cream


$ 29

16 Oz.

IGA Peas, Mixed Vegetables, Corn Green Beans or Broccoli



3 Azteca Burrito Size Tortillas................. 1 $ 29 $ 19 3 Swiss Miss Pudding..................... 2 $ 39 Shedd’s Spread Country Crock......... 3 $ 99 Daisy Brand Sour Cream................1 $ 99 Tropicana Orange Juice................... 2 $

59 Skim, 1% or Kraft Grated Parmesan Cheese... 2% Milk 8 Count $ 69 8 Oz. • PP $3.79






31.7 Oz.


6 Count • Assorted • IGA

8 Oz. • IGA



8 Oz. • Assorted • IGA

Shredded or Block Cheese

Gallon • Kemps

48 Oz. • Assorted

Shurfine Cowbelle Ice Cream Scrounds



6 Oz. • Assorted

Kemps Snowblitz Ice Cream

6 Oz. • Assorted


45 Oz. • Assorted

16 Oz. • Assorted


59 Oz. • Assorted


s Beverage

9-13 Oz. • Assorted • Save $3.99

Frito Lay Tostitos.........................


6 2/$ Nabisco Cheese Nips..................................... 4 $ 77 Chex Mix, Bugles, or Gardetto Snacks....2 $ 49 Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn.............. 3 $ 79 Shurfine Trail Mix....................................4 2/$ Old Dutch Puffcorn..........................................4 $ 99 Old Dutch Twin Pack Potato Chips..........2 2/$

8.5-9.5 Oz. • Assorted

Frito Lay Ruffles.............................................. 10.5-12 Oz. • Assorted

14.5-15 Oz. • General Mills

24 Pack • Assorted

Pepsi & Mountain Dew Products

Aquafina Water



7.5 Oz. Cans • 8 Pack • Assorted

24 Pack





Pepsi & Mountain Dew Products






12 Pack • Assorted

Lipton Tea




10 Oz. • Assorted

12 Pack • Assorted

Coca Cola Products



24 Oz. • 6 Pack • Assorted

Coca Cola & Dasani Products

Powerade Sports Drinks



9 Oz. • Assorted • Save $4.29


Old Dutch Ripples.........................



32 Oz. • Assorted

Rushford Foods • Harmony Foods • Preston Foods

18 Oz. • Assorted

6-9 Oz. • Assorted

2 Liter • Assorted

Pepsi & Mountain Dew Products

6-10 Count • Assorted

12 Oz. • 8 Pack • Assorted

Coca Cola & Dasani Products

6 Pack • Assorted

Propel Enhanced Water





• Dry Cleaning Pick-up & Delivery • Rug Doctor Rental • WIC Accepted

We reserve the right to limit quantities • Not responsible for graphic or typographical errors

• Minnesota EBT Cards Accepted • Gift Certificates

• We Accept:

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