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A perfect fit; what I was meant to do By K aren R eisner

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Steuart Labs in Mabel turns 30 this year By Jade Sexton

Gary Steuart started his business thirty years ago in Preston. He later moved to Harmony, and as the company grew, he moved to Mabel in 2001. Steuart Labs now has three locations in the downtown area. The first product Steuart created was a pain cream for racehorses that had been injured or had sore muscles or joints. He quickly figured out it worked just as well on humans, and reformulated it for that purpose. The pain cream is now the biggest seller of Steuart Labs.

“It’s really good on joints like hips and knees,” shared Steuart. “It’s also good for neuropathy, back and neck pain. It doesn’t fix these problems, but it’s an anti-inflammatory. A lot of pain comes from inflammation.” The formula for the pain cream is simple and natural; there are no steroids or antibiotics. One of the main ingredients is comfrey, which is recognized for its healing properties. It can be reapplied as often as needed, and there are no side effects. Many people have used this product with great results, and continue to buy it for their pain.

Steuart also came up with a great product for healing sore, painful, and swollen udders. Local dairy farmers have found that nothing else works like Steuart’s Udder Heal to help heal painful sores that otherwise would affect the health of the cow and the production of milk. Steuart said the company has undergone many changes in the last five years. They used to sell diagnostic ultrasound machines to farmers and vets, but they got out of that in 2008. From there, Steuart and his employees had to come up with a

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When retiring Fillmore County Chief Deputy Sheriff Tom Kycek reflected on the past 37 years with the county’s Sheriff Department, he called his time with the department fulfilling, adding he enjoys the work today as much as he did when he first started. Fillmore County has been a “perfect fit” because of who I am. He never had a desire to work in a larger county or community. Kycek was raised in Albert Lea, and by happenstance graduated from the same high school as Sheriff Daryl Jensen, but they didn’t know each other at the time. A friend informed Kycek after high school graduation that there was an opening at Alexandria Technical College for law enforcement. He took advantage of the opportunity and ended up doing what he says he was meant to do.

Leaving will be bittersweet. Kycek called his colleagues an incredible bunch of people. What comes next has not been decided. “We will be active doing something,” speaking for himself and Becky, his wife of 37 years. Becky works at Spring Valley city hall. Family is always first with Kycek. They have two adult sons, John and Mike. Becky has always supported his career and he says it is time to pay her back. Kycek started as a patrol officer in Spring Valley. Policing provided by the county was new for Spring Valley at this time. Wearing the uniform makes one stand out. It takes a while to get used to the way people treat you. A lot of the job is learning to deal with the public diplomatically. Kycek worked 15 years on patrol, 18 years as an investigator and four years as chief deputy. He sees each level as a building block which enabled See KYCEK Page 9 

Chatfield ready for new school year standardized test scores had marginal improvement and the school will continue to imple The Chatfield School Board ment learning programs to keep met for the last meeting before scores elevated. Elementary the start of a new school year on Principal Craig Ihrke noted the August 20, 2012. A wide variety student handbooks that will be of information was passed on available to students and their from school administrators to parents. This year’s handbook the board about the academic will be segmented into useryear that will begin in Septem- friendly sections. The handbooks will be posted electronically and ber. Both principals agreed that See CHATFIELD Page 10  By Mitchell WA lbridge

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C ommentary Faith By Stan Gudmundson It seems to me that were one to have doubts about God’s existence, the furthest a person would dare to go would be to take the agnostic view and conclude that he or she doesn’t know if God exists or not. That is because if one concludes that God does Col. Stan not exist, that Gudmunson person has to make the same kind of leap of faith as those who do believe in God. I cannot prove that God exists. And others cannot prove that He does not exist. In that sense an atheist believes the same as I do. That is, I believe there is a God based on an act of faith and an atheist believes there is no God based on an act of faith as well. Given our limited life spans and our comparatively small brain power and knowledge, we are stuck with concluding God’s existence or not is solely based on acts of faith. I had a very angry retired English teacher take me to task once because he maintained that one can’t prove a negative. But that is sophistry, one must choose. Believe or not believe, it is still an act of faith. It is remarkable to me that people believe there is no God. To do so often requires a hubris that I cannot understand. Hubris in the sense that human beings, in our comprehension of anything at all, are so terribly limited. In their arrogance, people actually think they are smart enough to draw conclusions that are totally unwarranted. Though there are other reasons besides hubris, they all require a misplaced confidence in our intellectual abilities. Years ago as I went to college and became exposed to an entirely Editorial Cartoon

different kind of life along with different views of the reason for our existence, I faded away from the church I had been going to my entire life. I made the mistake then that many make and that is that I assumed that I could get specific answers about God and creation and all the rest. But they weren’t forthcoming. And so I concluded He wasn’t there. As I wandered through life I attained a modicum of minor success but also fell down painfully hard as well. Somehow, over the years however, in spite of my many shortcomings, there seemed to something nudging me back in the right direction. Moreover, as I began to look back over my life I also began to appreciate that there appeared to be some “interventions” along the way that kept me safer than my trajectory at the time should have otherwise suggested. There seemed to be someone looking out for me better than I was looking out for myself. I finally understood also that I wouldn’t have all of the answers I wanted and never would have them. Finally I decided. Very simply, I asked God to make me one of his and, in spite of many doubts, to give me a strong faith. But it was an evolutionary process, so I cannot tell you the day or the time or even the year that I fully believed. There are many however, who expect a road to Damascus experience, and some have experienced that. But there are billions of people, and each is unique so there is no one size fits all in finding the road to Christ. We would be foolish to conclude there is because we would be, in our very limited ability, trying to apply limits to God. God doesnt have limits and He works in many different ways. I now firmly believe and I have no doubt about God’s existence. Unless you have experienced the revelation of a spiritual life, you will not understand the signifi-

cance of that miraculous gift from God. And that is what is. It is a gift that cannot be properly explained and it is a faith that cannot adequately be described. We are given these things, and unless you experience them, you likely will not understand. I find letters by people who do not believe in God to be heartbreaking. They really do trouble me. Troubling because God is real and because those who deny His existence do not have the faintest understanding of the contentment and fullness of life that faith in God provides even apart from the promise of an eternal life. Moreover, those who deny God’s existence fail to appreciate that they too are eternal beings, and that they will spend eternity somewhere. Some point to the plethora of Christian faiths as a reason for not believing. I take the opposite view. It is the variety of faiths, I would contend, that God uses to appeal to all of us. Afterall, Jesus said that He will be where two or three are gathered in His Name. That’s a promise, so where there are gathered two or three Catholics, two or three Lutherans, two or three Baptists, or two or three Amish, or two or three of a Christian faith, He is there. I sometimes wonder though that in a gathering, that He doesn’t sometimes think that we should do some things a little differently. For example, in some churches does He sometimes think, “I wish you would leave those snakes alone.” My projections about His thoughts are not Biblical however. We will all find out some day, and I would be really surprised if there were no surprises. I think we will all be astonished. Both as to what we got correct and and also as to what we got wrong. And I pray that God bless you all and give you faith.

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Letter about gun control To the Editor, It very apparent to me that Yvonne Nyenhuis and others of her thinking have never read or have forgotten history. Let me refresh their memory. Let’s look no farther back than the 2nd World war; what did Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin do when they first took over their countries Government? Well, history tells me that they confiscated all of the firearms of the people. We know what happened next; the people were forced into actions they didn’t want to happen. Children were indoctrinated into Hitler’s training camps and brought up in the knowledge that he wanted them to believe. He wanted to control their minds and bodies. These same scenarios happened in Italy and Russia. Our forefathers were much smarter than some of our traditional people of this day and age as they came out of a revolution and knew what could happen if we the people were disarmed. Ms. Nyenhuis thinks that taking away only guns that were meant for war is the answer. She better look at history again and look at our courts and the laws that they are making. Courts are for enforcing the law; now writing the law but look at some of their actions. Again; Ms. Nyenhuis, leave our gun rights alone or in

Government this week • Monday, Aug. 27, Chatfield City Council, Chatfield City Hall, 7:00 p.m. • Monday, Aug. 27, Rushford City Council, Rushford City Hall, 6:30 p.m. • Monday, Aug. 27, Spring Valley City Council, Spring Valley City Hall, 6:00 p.m. • Tuesday, Aug. 28, Fillmore County Commissioners, Courthouse, 9am. • Tuesday, Aug. 28, Fillmore Central School Board, 6:30pm. Schedule subject to change.

the near future you might be wishing you and your family were not being robbed of their inalienable rights because of losing the 2nd amendment rights because of shallow thinking on the part some of the population. The safest country in the world is Switzerland and know what? They demand that every male shall own and maintain a firearm. They were the safest nation during the wars as well as now. I hope I didn’t teach firearms Safety for the State of Minnesota for 52 years for nothing. Points to Ponder: How many criminals will turn in their firearms? How many citizens will be branded criminals for not turning in their firearms, especially the ones who have just recently purchased firearms for protection from criminals and also our demanding government? Think about it. Rod Skare

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C ommentary One Moment Please... Are we there yet? By Jason Sethre Publisher of the Fillmore County Journal & Olmsted County Journal Cell phone: 507-251-5297

All throughout this past summer, during trips here and there I think I heard, “Are we there yet?” from my children enough to earn a cameo appearance on the next sequel in the series of National L a m p o o n’s Vacation. Yes, my cheeks and chin have grown enough in recent years Jason Sethre for me to be a stunt double for Chevy Chase, but that’s not my fault. My wife feeds me too well, and I lack selfcontrol. But, I digress. Well, we survived the summer

months balancing daycare and all of the other summer activities that seem to saturate our days and weeks. So, now the Fillmore Central kids are back to school as of this past Monday. “We are there,” I can finally say. The kids are back in school, full of routine and studies. And, with the school year back in full swing, there are a number of exciting things that I want to share with our readers relating to all that we have to offer at the Fillmore County Journal. Scholarship As of three years ago, the Journal started awarding a $500 annual college scholarship to one graduating senior in Fillmore County who met the eligibility requirements. Each year, we have selected one student from the pile of applicants, which has never been an easy decision. Our

entire staff partakes in the process to determine who should earn this scholarship. If you know of a person graduating from high school in 2013, please let them know about this scholarship opportunity. There is an advertisement appearing in today’s Journal with more details about the scholarship opportunity, and you can find an entire application on our website at Journal Student Writing Project Now in its 14th year, our assistant editor, Jade Sexton, will be working with all of the high school English departments in Fillmore County, including Chatfield, Mabel-Canton, Fillmore Central, Lanesboro, Kingsland and Rushford-Peterson, to put together an all-star team of student writers. Each week throughout the school year, our area students touch on local and national issues from their perspective. And, every week, I guarantee that this feature is one of the most read

Monthly meeting of the Ostrander City Council Pledge of Allegiance The monthly meeting of the Ostrander City Council was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Mayor Linda Schwenn. All council members were present. Approval of Consent Agenda Motion by Start, and seconded by Thompson and unanimously carried to accept the consent agenda. VISITORS: Karen Jensen, Dan O’Connell, Larry Christenson, Tom Thorson, Pam Kunz, Erin Brugh, Barb Olsen, Pauline King, Department Heads Public Works Director—Jimmie Dean—Was present. Council approved monthly report. Fire Chief—Jimmie Dean— Was present. Council approved monthly report. Police Chief—Tom Mosher— Was present. Council approved monthly report. Old Business Job Pay Scales—For 1-20 years of employment for city employees, council would like FT Public Works from $15.50 to $20.50; PT Police Chief from $16.75 to $21.75; PT Clerk/ Treasurer from $12 to $17. Rhonda typed up a pay scale to reflect these wages. Motion by Start, and seconded by Nesler and unanimously carried to raise Tom’s wages to $17.50/hr

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and Jimmie’s will stay the same because of his insurance increase of $84.50/month. Move office to 306 Main Street or enlarge current office and make bathroom handicap accessible—Visitors at this meeting were Jimmie Dean and Lois Hanson. A special meeting was held on June 21st with Matt Litwiller to discuss following through with the lease or backing out. It was discovered that the furnace is only approximately 4 years old, which was a big concern. After discussing this with Matt, the City Council decided to move ahead and just make the minimal updates that are needed. Motion by Thompson, and seconded by Start and unanimously carried to rescind the motion to back out of the lease with the Ostrander Farmers Co-op. Motion by Start, and seconded by Kunert and unanimously carried to keep the lease with the Ostrander Farmers Co-op. Sign retroreflectivity—Rhonda spoke to someone at the League and he said to hold off for now. (August is when we will know more) Should money for the water distribution modeling be taken from the water CD?? Motion by Thompson, and seconded by Nesler and unanimously carried CaliCo Mix

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to use money from the water CD for this project. To put up the security light on the donated land, it will be $10.11 instead of $9.74 plus tax. They need to put up a new pole. Should it be moved from the current location?? It was agreed to put it more centered New Business Can it be added to the Hall Rental agreement to get an approximate time of event?? No Cement barriers for donated Lund property—$3,600 for 12; Rhonda contacted Red Man Construction $3,412.24 for 29 Bollards—Mayor Schwenn suggested posts/planters. Rhonda will get some cost ideas on planters. It was also commented that just to put in some hedge bushes. Rhonda also heard from Dean Lund to maybe have Pauline King help with this project. Communication between city employees—Mayor Schwenn commented that there needs to be communication between employees. Zoning Ordinance and Comp plan reviews—Planning Commission (schedule public hearing)—Council agrees to go ahead and schedule it on August 7 @ 5:30 p.m. (before Council Meeting). Rhonda will need to get it posted and published in the paper. Planning Commission Applications—Dan Hellerud, Pauline King, Amanda Siskow, Kelvin Niemeyer. Council was in agreement that since Pauline King was present at the council meeting to offer the position to her and she accepted the offer Can signs be connected to the City Limit Signs for UffDa Days Returns?? Council didn’t think this this would be a

features of the newspaper. I have seen past student writers take on very sensitive subjects with such poise and grace. With these commentaries, our area students give us a glimpse into the future of what great contributions they will make to our world as they graduate into the next phase of their lives. I’m looking forward to another enlightening year, along with Journal readers. Athlete of the Week Something new this school year will be a feature focused on the “Athlete of the Week.” Each week, starting in September, our sports reporter Paul Trende, will recognize one athlete in all of the six school districts in Fillmore County that has achieved a special accomplishment. I cannot thank Paul enough for continuing to breathe new life into our sports section each week. I have received many e-mails from coaches and readers showing appreciation for Paul’s keen sense of detail pertaining to every game and every player pouring their heart into each game. I look

forward to seeing individual talent and accomplishments highlighted each week in the pages of the Journal – another enhancement to our newspaper. Social Scenes This doesn’t relate to the new school year, but I’ve been given just a little extra writing real estate to tell you about a new feature we started roughly a month ago. By now, you’ve probably noticed a special page titled “Social Scenes.” This new feature is dedicated to highlighting birthdays, weddings, engagements, birth notices, anniversaries, military service announcements, and anything else worth celebrating, such as retirement! We have always had the happy ads in the classifieds section of our newspaper, but we felt this presentation format brought the happy ads together with those special announcements that appeared elsewhere in the newspaper. This new feature brings it all together in one place. We hope you’ll enjoy the new format, as well.

good idea, they would be awfully small. Tentative schedule in packets. Rhonda will call Pepsi about a scoreboard for the ball park. There are also Liability Waivers that should be signed for insurance purposes. SEMLM, General Membership Meeting—Tuesday, July 31st in Mantorville @ the Hubble House Councilmember Thompson was wondering if there should be some reimbursement from Rural Fire Dept for the insurance on their vehicles?? Rhonda will check with other cities Have we ever, or would we want to keep a schedule on the pavilion in the park?? Council was in agreement that this would be awfully hard to enforce. Other Council Member Nesler questioned the Balance sheet under Equity and what that was. On line I found explanations which you can find in council packets. I also called Smith Schafer & Associates; Ben explained that the Retained Earnings is the money from year to year either added or subtracted depending on the net income each year. Primary election (August 14)

and General election (November 6)—Candidate filing period for November 6, 2012, General Election is July 31st through August 14th at City Hall. Office hours are from 7 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday. On August 14th, I will be at the Community Center for the Primary election but I need to have any filings turned in by 5 p.m. Region VI meeting for Rhonda—Thursday, July 26th @ 12:15 in Albert Lea with Mark Ritchie. Motion by Thompson, and seconded by Start and unanimously carried to send Rhonda to this meeting. The check for the custom rebate through Alliant energy for $368.82 has been received and deposited. Jimmie will be gone from September 9th to the 14th and return on the 15th. Motion by Thompson, seconded by Start and unanimously carried to adjourn the meeting at 8:30 p.m. Next meeting is scheduled for August 7th, at 6 p.m. Rhonda Klapperich City Clerk/Treasurer Vernon Thompson Deputy Mayor



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new plan. They knew the pain formula was a wonderful thing, but not everyone knew about it. So they started going door to door to dairy farms telling about their products and giving out samples. “It took about 14 months to build things back up,” said Steuart. “But things began to take off. It was really dramatic.” Farmers are not the only

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people that buy his products. Veterinarians are also repeat customers. Steuart said it helped to have farmers recommend the products to the vets instead of just him trying to sell to them. Right now there are nine employees that work at Steuart Labs. They make about half of their sales through the website, and sell to people all over the world. Steuart has received countless testimonials from people who once suffered from chronic pain who are able to

F & M Community Bank CEO Dan Christianson presents a $1,000 check to Richard Petsch, President of the Preston Historical Society, for work on various Historical Society projects. This is the fifth consecutive year that the Bank has contributed $1 for each of the 1,000 raffle tickets sold to raise funds for local historical endeavors. Photo submitted

live normal lives once again, thanks to his pain formula. Steuart also went to farms and took pictures of the udders of cows being treated with the Udder Heal. The striking difference between the before and after photos are a true testament to what the cream can do for the cows. Many of them had suffered from frostbite and had sores that nothing else could heal. “It kills the infection, and it stimulates healing,” explained Steuart. Other products made at the lab are lotions, foot creams, wound cream, and derma heal. There are also more skin products for animals. Over the years, Steuart said they have worked on some of the products to improve them, and have tried working with new natural ingredients. One thing he has recently begun working with is propylis, which is a bee “glue” that comes from their hives. According to Steuart it has antibacterial properties that stimulate healing really well. “I have never had a complaint about any adverse effects,” Steuart said of his products. He said they work most of the time, for most people, but not for everyone. Recently, Steuart purchased the building that used to be the grocery store in Mabel to fit his growing needs for space. They also sell meat for another


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The Delegates and Alternates will get updates from the Candidates as well as campaign signs to display across the county. All Republican supporters are invited. Come and meet the Republican Party. Learn what we are about.

Invited Scheduled Guests: Representative Greg Davids, Candidate for Minnesota House District 28 B Senator Jeremy Miller, Candidate for Minnesota Senate District 28 Kurt Bills, Candidate for US Senate Allen Quist, Candidate for US Congressional District 1 Janet Beihoffer, Voter ID Amendment Tim Gould, Marriage Amendment Past & Present Republican Delegates & Alternates and All Republican Supporters Invited to Attend. Go to for more details. For more information on the picnic contact: Fillmore County Chair: Doug Baker at 507-951-2238 or Fillmore County Deputy Chair: Deb Carlson 507-864-3737

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Jennifer was united in mar- father Mark (DeAnn) Hatleli riage to Bryan Boland on July 9, of Elgin, Minn.; one brother, 2005, in Cherry Grove, Minn. Christian Hatleli of Minneapand to this union two children olis, Minn.; and her maternal were born, Aaron and Rachel. grandfather Wayne King of St. Jennifer loved going camping Michael, Minn. She was preand being outside with her ceded in death by her materchildren. She enjoyed travel- nal grandmother and paternal ing and was always on the grandparents. go. She was very creative; she Jennifer will continue to be enjoyed making quilts, books, with her family where ever drawings and crocheting and they go. making beautiful cakes for her Memorials are preferred to children but most of all family the family to start a college Jennifer Lyn Boland Jennifer Lyn Boland, age was the most important thing fund for Aaron and Rachel. Funeral services for Jennifer 31, of Spring Valley, Minn. to Jennifer. She is survived by her hus- Lyn Boland were held Wednesdied Sunday band Bryan of Spring Val- day August 22, 2012, at the August 19, ley; her two children; Aaron Cherry Grove United Method2012, as the and Rachel both at home, her ist Church in Cherry Grove result of a car mother Dorothy (Kim) John- with the Rev Mark Rader offiaccident. son of Mound, Minn. and her ciating. She was born August 16, 1981, in Coon Rapids, Minn Jennifer Lyn to Dorothy Boland Providing quality senior housing King and Mark Hatleli. She attended and and aging services in Spring Valley graduated from Elgin-Millville and the surrounding area. High School in 1999 and continued her education at the For the Seasons of Your Life University of Wisconsin-Stout receiving a Bachelors Degree in Early Child Hood EducaHousing with Services tion. Home Health • Therapy • Care Center grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, August 25, 2012, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, in Bellechester, Minnesota with Father Bruce Peterson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Arrangements were with the Mahn Family Funeral Home in Zumbrota

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Fillmore County Church Directory Fillmore County Journal • Preston MN 507.765.2151 VBC Video • Preston MN 507.765.2704 Visit Bluff Country • Preston MN 507.765.2151 A rendahl Lutheran Church ………………………Sundays - 10:30am Highway 30, Peterson, MN 55962 (507) 875-2477 Assembly Of God Church …………………………Sundays - 10:00am 610 Territorial Rd, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-2101 Assumption Catholic Church ………Fri. - 8:30am & Sat. - 5:00pm 207 N May St, Canton, MN 55922 (507) 743-8320 Bethlehem Lutheran Church ………………………Sundays - 9:00am 200 Kenilworth Ave S, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-3344 Calvary Baptist Church ………………Sundays - 10:45am & 6:00pm 910 Winona St SE, Chatfield, MN 55923 (507) 867-4686 Canton-Scotland Presby terian Church...…………Sundays - 9:00am 104 W Fillmore Ave, Canton, MN 55922 (507) 743-2260 Chatf ield Lutheran Church …………Sundays - 8:00am & 10:00am 304 Fillmore St SE, Chatfield, MN 55923 (507) 867-4721 Chatf ield United Methodist Christ ………………Sundays - 9:30am 124 Winona St SE, Chatfield, MN 55923 (507) 867-3529 Cherry Grove United Methodist …………………Sundays - 10:00am 18183 160th St, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (Cherry Grove) (507) 937-3177 Christ Lutheran Church ……………………………Sundays - 9:00am 509 Kansas St NW, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765-2161 Christian Science Ser vices …………………………Sundays - 10:00am Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-2251 Elstad Lutheran Church ……………………………Sundays - 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, Wykoff, MN 55990 (Fillmore) (507) 352-5450 First Baptist Church …………………Sundays - 10:30am & 6:00pm 701 Kasten Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-2840 First Baptist Church-Preston …………Sundays - 10:30am & 7:00pm 108 Chatfield Ave NW, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765-4960 First English Lutheran Church ……………………Sundays - 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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him to take on the responsibility of the next. Jensen is the fourth sheriff he has worked for. Each sheriff has his own style. Kycek admitted he would have welcomed the path to run for sheriff, had that door opened up. The sheriff’s department is a close knit department. Life Changing Event Kycek began his career in April of 1975 and was married in August. In the fall of that same year he was involved in a shooting at an establishment called Duffy’s Saloon in Spring Valley. Kycek and a deputy coming on duty to relieve him went in different doors to the bar because of a report of a man waving a firearm. The other deputy ended up shooting and killing the man waving the gun. The bullet passed through him and into Kycek. What followed were months of recuperation. Kycek said he had a lot of time

to think, believing a lot of good came out of the incident for him. He and his wife became closer, a bond which continues to this day. During this time he said he had some long talks with God. He believes there was a reason he was allowed to live. Kycek said he came to peace with God, which allowed him to return to work about six months later. The Job Kycek related that the unimaginable happens to some children and spouses. Good people have bad things happen to them. A big part of their role is child protection. Kycek stated that some scars never heal for the victims. There are dedicated people in social services, public health and the judicial system. The relationship between the blue and the brown (local city police and county officers) is fortunate and unique in Fillmore County. Kycek called Judge Robert Benson extremely fair and one of his best mentors outside of the department.

Fillmore Central Class of 2012 shines at next level By Lane Powell As an educator of 20 years, I am always amazed at the personal growth and achievements of the young people in our communities. Fillmore Central Schools, teachers, and parents can all take pride in knowing that we do an outstanding job of preparing our students for the world after high school. Our students learn valuable

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life-lessons, skills in time and financial management, and a strong work ethic. All of these attributes, combined with the nurturing by caring teachers and parents, help our students succeed at the next level. This became even more evident to me this summer. The Fillmore Central class of 2012 consisted of forty-nine students. These young adults are articulate, intelligent, and were active in many activities in high school. Many of these students chose to continue their education at a college or university, vocational school, or in the military. They understand that hard work on a daily basis is the key for success in any profession or activity in life. Out of these 49 students, the following people have not only enrolled in post-second-

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headed and fair. Kycek relates that it has been his “privilege to have served the people of Fillmore County.” He hopes he has made a positive difference in the lives that he has touched and guarantees that they’ve made a positive difference in his.

When asked if he had any regrets, Kycek cited the 2007 vandalism case of the Root Prairie Lutheran Church. There was not enough evidence to bring closure to the case. However, the church has since healed. Over the years, technology like DNA has improved investigative tools. However, Internet fraud and other crimes are prevalent now due to technological advances. Criminals are more mobile, causing officers to rely more on the use of data basis. The Future Kycek said he will definitely miss this work, noting his office will be dismantled yet this day. Mementos in his office have a significance relating to events over the years. He remarked that he keeps the bullet that wounded him nearly four decades before as a reminder of how frail life can be. Nothing can last forever; he maintained he and his wife must close the door on one aspect of their lives before opening another. He credited his family

for being incredibly supportive, adding they all have a strong faith. Kycek is OK with not knowing what doors may open up, expecting he can serve in other areas. Kycek was confident Tony Webber (soon to be Chief Deputy) will do great as he is level

ary education at higher institutions, they have also remained active in athletics and music at the college level. They all had to audition or be recruited into their respective groups. That is a testament to their talent and dedication! These students are: •Mat Bradley, Marching Band, Iowa State University •Tyler Eickhoff, Baseball, Vermillion  •Michael Himle, Cross Country, McPherson College •Mitch Johnson, Football,  RCTC  •Ryan Mayer, Marching Band, Iowa State University •Zach Olstad, Football, Winona State University •Alex Peterson, Volleyball, Bemidji State •Tanner Ristau, Football,  Central Lakes College  •Jessie Tammel, Golf, RCTC   •Andy Todd, Football, Luther College Thank you to the class of 2012 for setting such a fine example of what it means to do your best in all of your school and extra-curricular activities. You have done a great job of modeling excellence for future classes to follow. Best of luck as you begin your first semester in college. Your families, teachers, parents, and community are proud of you!

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Retiring Chief Deputy Tom Kycek and the bullet (lower center) that reminds him how frail life is. Photo by Karen Reisner

On August 13, 2012, Ben- paid $10,000 in unconditional jamin Thomas Olson, 20 of bail, and must not have contact Chatfield, appeared before with the victims or go on their Judge Robert Benson at the Fill- property. more County Courthouse. He Barry Lee Snyder, 65 of faced charges of Drugs in the Preston, also appeared before 5th Degree, possession schedule Judge Benson on August 16. 1,2,3,4 controlled substance, not He faced two charges of theft, a small amount of marijuana, each with a maximum penalty and Drugs in the 5th Degree, of five years in jail, $10,000 or sale, marijuana mixture. Each both. The charges stem from an one of those charges has a maxi- incident in which Snyder was mum penalty of five years in jail, allegedly taking cash from his $10,000, or both. He also faced place of employment and not charges of driving after license leaving records of the transacrevocation, drugs- possession of tions. He was released on his over 1.4 mg marijuana in car, own recognizance with $5,000 unconditional bail. and drug paraphernalia. The charges stem from an Michael Adam Skurdahl, 36 incident in which Olson was of Rochester, appeared before allegedly found driving a truck Judge Benson on August 20. that had just been spotted in a He faced two charges of check ditch. Police allegedly smelled forgery and one count of idenmarijuana and found some in tity theft. Each charge has a the truck. Olson was released on maximum penalty of five years $10,000 unconditional bail and in jail, $10,000 or both. must have no contact with the Police found that several bad checks had been written around co-defendant. Ryan Lee Kite, 35 of Preston, Rochester and Spring Valley, and contacted the man whose appeared before Judge Benson Services name was on the check. He said on August 16, 2012. He •faced Online referral services hisEducator driver’s three charges of check forgery, • Job fairs and Expolicense had been stoSkurdahl allegedly stole the • Recruiting len. sessions each with a maximum penalty • Online job fairs and made fake checks license of 10 years in jail, $20,000 or virtual • Professional consultations with his name on them and both. He also faced two counts • Resume posting spent almost $50,000 at busiof theft. The charges stem •from Educator support and resources nesses. He was given $5,000 when Kite was working • as a acess Unlimited to job postings bookkeeper and was allegedly conditional bail and $10,000 found to be writing out checks unconditional. His next court for himself. He allegedly took appearance is August 29, 2012. $10,100 in forged checks. He

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hard copies are preferred to be limited to those who do not have internet access at home. Ihrke also shared comments by Alyssa Johnsrud, an instructor who is on special assignment for the district. Johnsrud is a coordinator for the school’s Action 100 plan. There will be a parent workshop on September 25 for parents to learn more about their children’s involvement in the Action 100 program. At least one parent from each family is encouraged to attend this event. Food Service Director Gwen McCaulley was at the meeting to brief the board on federally mandated changes to the public school lunch program. McCaulley explained that mandated changes include a minimum/ maximum calorie count, the protein and bread servings per week are now less, sodium and saturated fat limits have been decreased, a required, wider variety of colorful vegetables, ½ of grains served must be whole grains, and milk must be low fat or fat free. The concept

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behind these changes is to educate students on eating more healthily. The Superintendent was the last administrator to speak to the board. He reported that there was a preliminary enrollment number that resulted in a net gain in a variety amount of grades. He also finished a review of bus safety policies and procedures. Finally, the district is looking further into bully programming to utilize within the schools. Harris also told the board that staff members would be returning next week for in-service days before the new academic year begins. In consent items, the board approved positions for five elementary paraprofessionals and some high school positions. Rachel Erz will be a physical education and Kindergarten instructor. Hannah Iacarella will be the new Spanish instructor. Finally, Barbara Ahl is the new choir director for Chatfield High School. Before adjourning, the board made a few announcements. For the general election on November 6, three seats for Chatfield School Board members will be up for vote. Three names will appear on the ballot: Jerry Chase, Greg LaPlante, and F. Mike Tuohy. The Chatfield District’s Truth in Taxation Hearing will take place on December 17 at 7:00 p.m. The next board meeting will be on September 17, 2012.

Fillmore Central Band members participate in All State Concert and Symphonic bands This past week, August 6-11, 2012, two hundred of the finest high school band musicians met at the annual Minnesota Music Educators Association All-State Band Camp on the campus of the University of Minnesota Duluth. Among these elite performers were Fillmore Central flutist, Gwen Petrillo (daughter of Gerri Black) and percussionist, Nicholas Powell (son of Lane and Jessie Powell). These two students earned the right to participate in the all-state concert band as a result of a stringent audition process held throughout the state this past March. The All-State Jazz band, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band rehearsed as full ensembles and in sectionals for approximately eight hours per day during their week-long camp. The week culminated with a concert at Duluth East High School this past Saturday. The All-State bands will reconvene this coming February for a special performance at the MMEA Mid-Winter Clinic in downtown Minneapolis. Special thanks to the Fillmore Central Fine Arts Trust Fund, the Harmony Fire Department, and the Preston Fire Department for their

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Fillmore County Sports 2012 Volleyball preview By Paul Trende Two thousand eleven saw four of the six county volleyball teams put together above-fivehundred seasons. Mabel-Canton and Chatfield headed the field. The Cougars tallied 30-plus victories, won the SEC, and earned rankings in state. The Gophers took home a trophy, the SubSection 1AA East Runner-Up (to Caledonia). Fillmore Central and Rushford-Peterson were each formidable also. In 2012, things might not change too much. The above teams should be good, but will they be good enough (to make more memorable runs) is the question. Each faced stacked conference (Chatfield, FC, and R-P finished 4-6 in the 3-Rivers a season ago behind W-K, Caledonia, and L-A) and/or section fields in 2011, and will again in 2012. In Mabel, it’s basically déjà vu. Head coach Lonnie Morken lost exactly one contributing player off last season’s 31-4 SEC championship squad (their 14th straight title, by the way). That squad fell agonizingly in the Sub-Section 1A East semifinals, to Lewiston-Altura, in five sets, after at one point leading 14-13. The Cougars most certainly are working to avenge that game, working for a deeper post-season run, led by twotime SEC POY, two-time Class A All-State Honorable Mention Belle Sand (5’6” junior OH). The springy Sand isn’t alone though. Lydia Geving (5’8” junior OH, All-SEC), Christy Welscher (5’10” senior MH, All-SEC), and Kristina Mengis (6’0” senior RH) all return to take swings on the Cougar frontline. All-SEC Carly McCabe (5’4” junior) returns at setter. Christine Lee (5’4” junior) returns at libero. Danielle Paul (5’4” senior DS) also was a part of last year’s rotation. The Cougars will start the year ranked in state, but the section is loaded. The past two Class A state champions, Wabasha-Kellogg and Faribault B.A. (each of which will also start

the year ranked) came from Section 1A. Chatfield Gopher head coach Troy Swancutt also knows about difficult competition. His squad will see a lot of it this year. His girls have tournaments in Farmington, Burnsville, and Byron, a head-to-head match-up with AAA Rochester-Mayo, plus 3-Rivers action. The Gophers will look to get battle-tested, or more appropriately, more battletested. Eight players return off last season’s 18-12 Sub-Section 1AA East runner-up squad. Libero Alex Duxbury (5’5” junior) is the most notable. She was AA All-State (All 3-Rivers) last season while leading the conference in digs and ace serves. From there, it?s three seniors (5’11” OH Bailey Hilgren, 6’1” MH Haley Kohlmeyer, 5’7” co-setter Kileigh Dudek), one junior (5’7” co-setter Gabrielle Salisbury), and three sophomores (5’10” OH Brook Irish, 5’9” OH Maddy Kammer, 5’6” OH Kirsten Keefe) with experience. Kammer and Keefe (who led the 3-Rivers in serving percent in 2011) were Honorable Mention All-league a season ago. The Gophers are in a similar boat as Mabel-Canton though. Their section (1AA) boasts heavyweights, Caledonia (led by Maria Fruechte and Emma Lange) and Stewartville (the 2011 AA state runner-up). Fillmore Central finished 24-7 a season ago (tied Chatfield for 4th in 3-Rivers). They made it to Rochester, only to fall to WabashaKellogg 3-1 in the Sub-Section 1A East semifinals. But they are in a similar boat as MabelCanton/Chatfield. They return a majority of their roster. Top attacker Alex Peterson graduated, but FC returns its best all-around player, two-time All Three Rivers selection, 5’11” junior OH Taylor Case. Taylor was about as proficient as they came last year, finishing 2nd in the conference in both serving and hitting efficiency. She was also 7th in digs

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and 8th in kills. Setter Morgan Malley (5’6” sophomore, Honorable Mention AC) is quite reliable (4th in the conference in assists a season ago). Victoria Peterson (5’9” junior OH), Leah Scheevel (5’9” sophomore MH), Sammi Bakke (5’11” sophomore MH), libero Chelsea Rislove (5’6” senior libero), and Danielle Zinsmaster (5’4” junior DS) all saw extensive action in 2011. Head coach Denise Case (2011’s Section 1A Coach of the Year; Taylor’s mom) will have a good, and still young (just the lone senior), group. One problem Rushford-Peterson coach Tori Lind will have in 2012 is finding a replacement for her sister Kenzie (now on Minnesota State’s volleyball roster). One answer will be last year’s other dynamic attacker (server extraordinaire), 5’9” senior Amy Todd (All 3-Rivers). She’s the The best returning kill-artist second Minnesota (behind W-K’s Katie Cavalco) in the conference. Junior Kendra Crawford (5’6” libero, Honorable Mention AC) gives the Trojans a formidable attack-defend duo. Crawford was the second best digger in the conference a year ago Display Ad (behind Chatfield’s Duxbury). Network Mariah Mueller (5’6” senior OH) newspaper andYour Sierra McNamer (5’9” junior haswere agreed to parMH) also a part of last year’s ticipateandin will thebe2x2 equation a part of thisDisplay year’s too. Trojans at one AdThe Network point won 10-straight program by runninggames a season overall), but theseago ads(20-13 in the main amazingly didn’t see Rochester news section of your (lost at Lewiston in the Sub-Sec(not the tionnewspaper 1A quarterfinals). They lost classified section their top attacker (Lind)ofand setnewspaper). At and ter your (Emily Culhane). Todd times, advertisers Crawford are big pieces to the puzzle, R-P will need players maybut request a specifto ic stepsection. up in order to climb the However, 3-Rivers standingsisandultimake it to the decision Rochester. mately up to each In Spring Valley, Kingsland newspaper. Ads may Knight head coach Lisa Kimball to be decreased hasneed one advantage over every other slightly size She to fithas a lot team in the in county. your column sizes. of athletes to choose from. The Knights have 19 girls out for volleyball anddo all not are upperclassmen. Please bill for Seniors Cheyenne these ads. If youLosey have (5’10” senior OH) and Jessi questions, pleaseKaster call (5’9” senior MH) are the top returnees. MNA at 800/279Losey, the Knights leader in kills Thank you. in 2979. 2011, was an All-Conference selection last season. Kaster was Honorable Mention. Coach Kimball also has Brianna Musel (5’8” junior OH), Kaylee Beevers (5’11” senior MH), and Mikaylah Hellickson (5’4” senior setter) as returning experienced hands. A season ago, the black and silver went 8-20 and were exited from the Section 1A East tourney in

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the quarterfinals by top seeded Wabasha-Kellogg. This season’s crew won’t slowly work their way into the season. They open with defending Section 1AA champ, state runner-up Stewartville. The Lanesboro Burros will be the only squad in the county with a new-new coach (R-P?s Lind was an co-coach/assistant in 2011). Bobbie Vickerman picks up where Lindsey Mace led off. The Burros went 8-16 overall last season, bowing 3-0 to Spring Grove in the first round of the Sub-Section 1A East tournament. Vickerman will have some experi-

ence to work with. Linnea Thiss (senior OH/setter), Megan Kiehne (senior OH), Kaia Hongerholt (junior OH/DS), Madison Ming (junior MH), and Bailey Gartner (sophomore OH) all contributed a season ago. Hongerholt gives Vickerman a steady defensive and serving hand. Kaia led the Burros in digs (by almost a 100), serving percentage, and ace serves in 2011. Attacking is a team concern though. All told, the Burros notched 302 kills in 2011, or less than Belle Sand (388), Amy Todd (352), and Taylor Case (309), Section 1A foes, individually.

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Spring Valley does not move ahead with street project By Gary Peterson “It’s a County Road, it’s a County Problem” -Spring Valley Mayor, Jim Struzyk Such were the comments of the Mayor at the end of a public hearing that was called to make a decision on the Main Street Project and action on related resolutions. The proposal to consider the project attracted over 20 citizens that listened to the City Officials explain the

improvement needs for CR 1 that would run through the area near Willow Park. The County is proposing to resurface CR 1, and as a result the City Council would carry the costs through assessments to the individual property owners. Craig Schultz of Wykoff and his Brother Steve stated that their property is valued at $700 and the property assessment would be a $3,600 improvement with storm sewer, curb and gutter. It wasn’t a lot

of consolation to those present that they could pay over a ten year period of time with 4 percent interest. The total cost of the project is $224,235.00. Officials said that unless everyone is in agreement on proceeding with the project it will not be done. That means if one person is opposed, the project dies. All of the questions from the public were in the negative to the proposal. Hearing them all the Mayor said, “Is there anyone

who is in favor of this?” There were no raised hands. With that the required resolutions by the City were passed by, and from all outward appearances the project is dead. Back into the hands of the County Commissioners, but like the Mayor said, “It’s a county road, it’s a county problem.” Sheriff Daryl Jensen appeared before the Council with several of his officers. Jensen said that he would like to introduce the new

LSP to host workshop on ‘How to Use Township Rights to Control Frac Sand Mining” in Rushford August 30

A workshop on how to use township zoning powers to control or ban frac sand mining and processing will be held by the Land Stewardship Project in the southeast Minnesota communities of Frontenac and Rushford in August. On Thursday, Aug. 23, the workshop will be in Frontenac at the Sportsman’s Club and Community Center. On Thursday, Aug. 30, it will be held in Rushford at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Both workshops run from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Space is limited and a registration is required by contacting Bobby King at 612-722-6377 or bking@landstewardshipproject. org or online at The cost is $10, payable at the door. spaper Frac sand mining, also called o parhe 2x2 Network unning he main of your not the tion of per). At ertisers specifowever, is ultio each ds may creased e to fit sizes.

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silica sand mining, has been devastating to rural communities in Wisconsin, where it moved in quickly before the tremendous negative impacts were fully understood. Mining interests are now buying land in southeast Minnesota and applying for permits. “We want Minnesota townships to know that they have the right to restrict or ban silica sand mining,” said Bobby King, a policy organizer with the Land Stewardship Project. “The corporate interests pushing these frac sand mines often threaten lawsuits, so we want townships to understand their rights and how to properly use them so if they are challenged in court, they win.” The workshop was created in

response to calls from township residents for more information on how the threat of frac sand mining and processing can be dealt with at the township level. The state of Minnesota has not taken any meaningful action on this issue, despite the evidence in Wisconsin of the harm posed by this type of mining. While southeast Minnesota counties have adopted moratoriums on frac sand mining, many township residents are concerned that adequate county level protections will not be put in place before the moratoriums expire. In Minnesota, townships have strong zoning authority at their disposal if they choose to use it. Townships can adopt local ordinances that are more restrictive than those at the county level. Many township residents are realizing that it may be up to the township to use this power to make sure the community is protected from the outside corporate interests proposing these large-scale silica sand mines and processing areas. Presenters include some of the state’s leading experts in township rights and zoning: •Nancy Barsness has been the clerk and zoning administrator

in Pope County’s New Prairie Township for over 30 years. As a consultant for townships, she has helped write ordinances for more than 30 townships. •Jim Peters is an attorney who has worked with and represented townships across the state. He has helped townships adopt moratoriums and land-use ordinances in response to unwanted development and successfully defended township ordinances in court.

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Spring Valley officer, Joel Johnson of Harmony. He was moved into the position after the transfer of duties where Kevin Beck moved into Emergency Management and Tim Rasmussen being assigned his duties. In other business John Fenske reported that the pool has been drained and repairs on the leaks are underway. Approval was also given approving Pay Request No. 3 on the 2012 Street Improvement Project. The amount approved was $349,585.56. •David Williams is a township officer from Fillmore County’s Preble Township, and an attorney with expertise in township zoning. He has developed a common sense framework for how townships can approach the issue of using zoning to control silica sand mines. •Kristen Eide-Tollefson is on the township planning commission of Goodhue County’s Frontenac Township, which has developed a comprehensive plan and ordinances to protect the township’s natural resources. The township is in the process of updating its ordinances to address silica sand mines.



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Lanesboro Commmunity Theater presents a silent in the park- in the dark! Lanesboro, MN – Saturday and Sunday evenings, September 8 and 9, the Lanesboro Community Theater will premiere two showings of their own locally produced silent movie in Sylvan Park. The movie stars a cast of dozens of local residents and visiting guests as they work with directors Barbara Benson Keith and Sandy Webb and a local crew of production volunteers to enact a few transformed fairytales. Enjoy live musical entertainment at 7:30 p.m. both evenings. The movie begins at 8 p.m. Episodes include hilariously off-kilter local versions of Sleeping Beauty, Rumpelstiltskin and The Three Riders and the Trail Troll (Three Billy Goats Gruff). Bring lawn chairs or a blanket. Sit back and have some laughs

at this completely original, family-friendly entertainment event. Friends of the Lanesboro Library will be on hand selling movie refreshments. In case of rain, the film will be shown at Lanesboro’s Community Center in Sylvan Park. Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated. Sylvan Park is located next to the Community Center at 202 Parkway Avenue South, Lanesboro, MN. Visit the Lanesboro Community Theater via their webpage or check out the theater’s Facebook page. This silent movie event is sponsored in cooperation with the Southeast Minnesota Arts Council, Inc., through funding from the Minnesota State Legislature.

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The Working Mom By Tammy Danielson THE PRICE OF REALITY WARNING: this article contains derogatory comments about our TV viewing in 2012 from a critical perspective. So, if you read on, just remember that you were warned (smile). Do you ever wonder what hap-

pened to the real “movie stars” that we used to beg to go watch at the theater and dream of getting to meet one day? They are still out

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there, but it seems they are quickly being put out to pasture by this crazy society’s need to watch “reality TV.” As I watched a celebrity awards show recently and watched the commentator interview Hollywood stars walking the red carpet, it was sad to see so many of them titled on the screen as “Celebrity Reality Star.” First of all, many of them have obtained that tagline by being kooky, obnoxious, rude, or belligerent---not the ideal TV role model for our children. And, second of all, if they are being paid to have cameras follow them around all day then it is not a true statement of their real life. How many of those reality stars actually let the camera film them looking like crap---now that is reality! You rarely will see one of the Housewives of _____ (enter almost any city name here) with smeared lipstick, unwashed hair, or last year’s jeans on. Now that is MY reality. My point behind this article is that it seems like we should be more involved in the reality of our own family than someone else’s family. Did you know that the Social Security Administration states that at least two of the top baby names for this past year were also the names of popular people on reality TV?—Whew, thank gosh it wasn’t Snooki! Having five girls in your class with that name just seems a bit stranger than five Jennifers… ha! Believe me when I say that I don’t think true “movie stars” are without their issues but most of them did learn a craft and then were broadcast to the world instead of being broadcast to the world through reality TV and then trying to make money off of those minutes of fame. Wow…has this been critical enough for you? As I try not to fall off of my

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soapbox, I will confess to you that I am a reality TV junkie from way back. Yes, I faithfully watched the Howells, Maryanne, Ginger, the Professor, the Skipper and Gilligan each week to see if they were still alive and untouched by the many cannibals that inhabited the island. After all, at age eight, that was reality to me and it was more than likely the inspiration for that famous series about survivors. One of my many questions about the island---How bad did they stink since their deodorant supply had to have been depleted after the first month? Did they find a jungle root that worked just as well? We’ll never know. So, if you are like me and trying to resist the reality TV craze, take this recipe with you on a picnic or bike ride and make your own memories about your family reality!


Adamson ~ Hershberger Amy Adamson of Apple Valley, Minn. and Rudy Hershberger of Burnsville, Minn., formerly of Canton, Minn., are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Parents of the bride are Russell and Judy Adamson of Apple Valley, Minn. Parents of the groom are Lydia and the late Enos Hershberger of Canton, Minn. Amy graduated from Simpson College. She works as a Financial Consultant at Target Corporation in Minneapolis. Rudy graduated from the Minnesota School Rinn ~ Nation of Business. He works as a Jody Rinn and Rodney Nation Transportation Supervisor with of Lanesboro, Minn. are happy Ruan Transport. to announce their recent engage- The couple will be united ment and upcoming wedding. in marriage on September 29, The bride graduated from 2012. Following the wedding Lewiston, Minn. and then the couple will honeymoon Winona State University, and in Hawaii and reside in Apple currently works at Mayo Clinic Valley, Minnesota. in Rochester, Minn. The groom graduated from Houston, Minn. and currently TH farms. The happy hitching will be celebrated August 25, 2012.


Olive A. Peterson’s 95 Birthday!

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Open House Sunday, Sept. 2ND 2:00-4:30pm Grace Lutheran Church Peterson, MN

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Happy 65TH Anniversary! Duane and Arlys Michener were married August 26, 1947 at the Cherry Grove Church.

They have 6 children, Mary Lou, Dan, Sue, Gary, Diane, and Cindy, 13 grandchildren, and 22 greatgrandchildren. They celebrated on August 26 with their family on the farm where they have lived for 62 years.


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99 3 $ 99 Kingsford Charcoal Briquets.....…7 $ 49 Era 2X Liquid Detergent...........…6 $ 49 Ultra Dishwashing Liquid............ 2 Cascade Gel or Powder $ 99 Dishwasher Detergent........................ 5 $ 99 Cascade Action Pacs.................... 5 2/$ Everyday Napkins..............................4 2/$ Dixie Plates, Cups or Bowls...............4 $ 49 Always Pads................................ 3 ¢ Mead Filler Paper...................... 99 Bounce or Downy $ Fabric Softner Sheets......................... 16.6 Lb.

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219 1 2/$ Orange, Apple or Grapefruit Juice.............6 $ 69 Sunny Delight Citrus Drinks..........1 2/$ Dean’s Dip...............................................3 Crystal Farms $ 29 Cream Cheese Mid America Top the Tator.........2 ¢ $ 19 Kemps Half & Half..........................89 1 6.5 Oz. • Assorted

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Tracing Abraham Lincoln’s Springfield, IL, footsteps - Part 5 By Gerri Nielsen This story is the fifth and final in a five-part series about Gerri Nielsen’s trip to Springfield, Illinois. FRIDAY: Friday morning brought Mark Johnson, Historian at the IHPA back. He introduced us to 1800s newspapers. The Sangamo Journal began in 1821 as Springfield’s local paper, and it’s now the state’s capital city newspaper. Lincoln called the Journal his friend. The cost of sending newspapers was very minimal compared to the expensive letters. A large (25” by 19”) 6-page newspaper could travel about 400 miles and only cost 1 1/2 cents to purchase. Local information had to get passed around, so newspapers were made affordable for every home. 90 percent of all pieces moving through the post office were newspapers. Sangamo Journal subscriptions were delivered to the post offices in small towns; in Springfield, people picked up a copy at the newspaper office. Carriers started delivering much later. There were special New Year’s Day advertisements printed and displayed on the front page to remind subscribers to give their carriers a big tip. Though many of today’s newspapers are neutral or objective, the Sangamo Journal was violently Whig, and then Republican when the party was created. Our last presenter of the week was Jason Stacy, assistant profes-

sor of U.S. History and Social Science Pedagogy at Southern Illinois University. He spoke passionately about Walt Whitman, a memorable poet of Lincoln’s time. Whitman self-published his book of poetry Leaves of Grass to preserve the union. He never intended for Lincoln to read his book, but he wanted to serve the same purpose as Lincoln in preserving the nation. “Oh Captain, My Captain” is Whitman’s famous ode to Lincoln. Whitman said it’s the people that are the United States. Both Whitman and Lincoln believed in freedom but said some racist things which didn’t seem so liberating. Neither man was a radical abolitionist; in fact, there is some hypocrisy to their remarks. In Lincoln’s debates with Stephen Douglas, he puts the two races separate but holds the white race higher. A New York City native, Whitman focused his beliefs and poetry on his observations of people as workers. Prior to the Industrial Revolution, America was an Artisan economy. A worker started out as an apprentice working in a master craftsman’s shop and being fed and housed by his teacher. He then struck out on his own, traveling around and getting more experience on the job as a journeyman. Finally, he settled down, opened his own shop, became a master, and took on new apprentices, guiding them in their journey. It was a



Guns/Tools/Collectibles/Furniture/Games & Toys/...More!

Bidding ends on Wednesday, September 5 at 3:30pm TH

PARTIAL LIST: Tools: Self prop. 20” mower; Elec. Impact wrench; Cut off grinder; Chain saws; Battery charger; Winch; Ryobi 10” miter saw; 10+ block planes; Circular saws; many assorted hand tools & wrenches; Hole cutter; Craftsman 10” table saw & drill press; Collectibles: (2) copper boilers; Many S & P; Marbles; Die cast car & truck; Huge Avon collection; Collector plates –Rushford Lutheran, Hart Store & more; Player word rolls; Egg crate; Coffee grinder; Budweiser neon light (nice); MN Twins plaques from 87’ & 91’; Beer mirrors- Miller & Pabst; Stein collection; Tea pot collection; Roosters; Banks; Misc: Records; Fishing & hunting knives; Misc. jewelry; Liquor decanters; Bug zapper; Car ramps; Fishing rods & reels; Traps; Propane lanterns; China; Assorted colored glassware; Toys: Tractors; Semis; Many older games & toys; Hot wheels; Cars for elec. Train; Remote control J.D. tractor; Ertl semi replica toys; Musical Instruments: (3) Acoustic guitars-one is a Roy Clark signature; (2) Violins; Banjo; Furniture: Bedroom sets; DR table & chairs; Upholstered chairs; Sofa; Dressers; Coffee & end tables; Hutch; Shelving; (2) antique suit safes; Guns: Remington 870; Over/under 12 GA Shotgun; Remington 1100 Ducks Unlimited; Winchester 70-264; Winchester 94 Classic lever action 30-30; Winchester 30-30 lever actionCanadian Centennial; American Gun Company Knickerbocker; PSE Nova compound bow. Terms: 10% buyer’s premium on all items; 3% credit card fee; all items are “as is” with buyer confirming condition & accuracy; MUST PAY IN FULL AND PICK UP ALL ITEMS ON PICKUP DAY. IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO ATTEND PICKUP DAY, PLEASE DO NOT BID. Viewing days: Wed., August 29th – 3PM - 7PM & Monday, September 3rd – 2PM - 7PM Pickup day: Thursday, September 6th from 8 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. . at Darr Auctions facility at 909 Larson Lane in Rushford, MN. North end of town off Hwy. 43 behind M & M Lawn & Leisure. From Hwy 43 go West on Enterprise Dr.; then right on Larson Lane. Watch for signs. Go to for complete viewing, photos, bidding and terms. Ph- 800-852-0010

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society where people were cared for “cradle to grave.” Manifest Destiny insisted on creating new states, filling the continent east to west, and expanding the cotton economy. International immigration to NYC began along with immigration from rural areas to the city. Whitman paid attention and was worried about some of the changes. Assembly line workers replaced the Artisan economy; each worker knew only one part of a job and did it well. These workers started earning wages for the jobs they did. They were unskilled, or only knew one small part of an entire craft, and then were laid off or fired if they were injured on the job. A financial depression and the breakdown of the Artisan economy and rise of industrial economy created the need to grow and spread the slave economy to the west. Whitman commented on a growing slave economy with irony. He felt slavery’s freedom to exist threatened everyone’s own freedom--if Africans can be made slaves, so can anybody. He said for others to “familiarize yourself with chains and bondage--you are preparing yourself for them.” Lincoln also believed anyone could become a slave. Both men believed slavery is not other people’s problem. Frederick Douglass, former slave and African-American writer and orator, was asked to speak in his hometown of Rochester, NY, on July 5, 1852. He chose to educate the crowd on the true feelings of the slaves at Independence Day time: “What, to the American slave, is your Fourth of July? I answer: a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him, your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sounds of rejoicing are empty and heartless; your denunciations of tyrants, brass-fonted impudence; your shouts of liberty and equality, hollow mockery; your prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanksgivings, with all your religious parade, and solemnity, are, to him, mere bombast, fraud, deception, impiety, and hypocrisy--a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages. There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices, more shocking and bloody, than are the people of these United States, at this very hour.” Lincoln found it difficult to know his heart on the slavery issue. In his fourth debate with Douglas on Sept. 18, 1858, he said, “I will say that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races--that I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry

with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. . . .” Was he politically suave, trying to keep Confederate hatred at bay? There wasn’t such a concept as racism in the 1800s--people making an ethnic comment on the street then would be commonplace; now we’d call it insensitive or bigoted. The world is a different place in the 203 years since Lincoln’s birth. Just as in history class in school, all these facts are so much more real and impressive when you’re actually standing in the spot where they happened. Learning about Lincoln and the Civil War is more exciting when you’re hearing from volunteers and historians who are completely enveloped and passionate in the topic. My best advice for all students, young and old, is to travel to the source to glean all you can from people who have so much to share. To all teachers: please apply for this fellowship program next year! (Go to and click the teacher’s lounge

tab.) You don’t have to be a history teacher: my group was comprised of teachers of history, elementary, special ed., ESL, language arts, German teacher, and even a superintendent! To all students: make history come alive by stepping out of the classroom. If you haven’t been to your local history centers (Forestville, the Fillmore County Historical Museum), start there. Stepping into the past makes you understand and appreciate the present. To all nerds: keep on doing what you’re doing. The world is a much better place with the efforts of nerdy Abe Lincoln. He freely admitted he wasn’t a looker or necessarily stylish, but his peers couldn’t help but look up to him in more ways than one. This experience was outstanding for all of the fellows. We were treated like royalty from beginning to end with all expenses, including travel, lodging, and all meals, paid by Horace Mann, headquartered in Springfield one block away from the ALPLM. The staff and volunteers of the ALPLM are knowledgeable and welcoming. Citizens of Springfield are helpful and pleasant. I am so thankful to have experienced firsthand so many Lincoln facts and to have walked many steps where he did.

7TH Semi Annual 1 Country Consignment Auction Day Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012 ! Sale 8:30am Sharp 13473 County Road 35, St. Charles, MN From St. Charles take Hwy 74 South, approx. 1 mile to Cty Rd 35, go East on Cty Rd Cty Rd 35 to T, Take right at T and go 1/4 mile. Watch for Auction Signs

Driving and riding horses, draft horses, ponies, carriages, tack, horse related machinery, cattle, small animals. Quilts, wall hangers, no machine stitched quilts, new furniture, wood crafts, antiques, and small items. Auctioneer: John Marg MN Lic: #28-09-013; 715-284-4684 Black River Falls ,WI Auctioneer: Murt Boyum MN Lic: #85-10-09 Cell: 507-273-6941

For more information call Bill Gathje 507-458-8560 Terms: Cash or good check. Positive ID. Everything must be settled on day of Auction. Not responsible for theft or accidents.

Pancake Breakfast Buffet

7am - 10am Lunch Starting at 10:30am (BBQ Chicken) Bake sale. Homemade Ice Cream.

Dealer Consignment auCtion

Thursday, augusT 30 2012 9:30am

sale site: gehling Implement and auction Company Preston, minnesota Loan/Lease Financing available Live Online Bidding available @ Late arrivaLs not previousLy advertised TracTors including JD 4430 Quad w/noise in rear end, ac-WD 45 ac-c w/6’ sickle bar mower, combine gleaner F2 combine w/row 30” Miscellaneous eQuipMenT including case iH DcX101 Mower conditioner, JD 1210 a Grain cart, nH 28 Blower, JD 145 loader, 3pt6’ Blade 3pt-6’ rotary Mower, JD #11 sickle Bar Mower, Buzz saw and push Blade off ac WD, 3pt Hitch For WD, ac 3x snap coupler plow assort. of augers and gravity boxes. VeHicles including 2006 chevrolet 3500 silverado-Diesel, 2002 chevrolet 3500 silverado-Diesel, 2000 Dodge ram 3500-Diesel, 2000 Dodge Durango 4x4 180,000 miles, 8’x12’ construction trailer. For A Complete Listing - More Information and Photos go to or call Gehling Auction 1-800-770-0347

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Monday, August 27, 2012


EXTENSION NOTES Jerrold Tesmer Extension Educator Fillmore/Houston Counties The final on-farm dairy meeting offered by University of Minnesota Extension this summer will be held Jerrold Tesmer T h u r s d a y, September 20, 9:30am-12:00pm (Winona

Saturday, Sept. 8 2012 • 9:00am Sale to be conducted at the Spring Valley Sales Auction Building, 412 East Park Street, Spring Valley, MN

AUCTIONEER NOTE: To settle Kenneth’s estate the family will sell his machinery and farm related items at public auction along with Kermit’s farm related items as he is now residing in the nursing home. Plan to attend this auction

MAChINERY 2) Gehl 910 chopper boxes w/10 T gears N.H. 570 baler w/thrower 2) E.Z. trail 16’ throw racks w/J.D. gears Green chop box w/gear 36’ Bale elevator w/transport and elec. or P.T.O. drive O.M.C. bale elevator w/elec. motor Meyer 36’ elevator Farm King 7’ snowblower hyd. spout D.M.I. gravity box w/H.D. gear, center dump N.I. Flail spreader, 175 bu. 2) 6T running gears Goose neck pipe for blower

CONSIGNED BY KERMIT SChULZ 1958 J.D. 530 new rubber, Roll a-matic, rear wts., sharp I.H.C. Super C (new rubber) Stan Hoist loader, snow bucket and material bucket J.D. 38 7’ suckle mower J.D. 33 spreader 1983 Dodge 150 Pickup A.T. 75,530 Miles MISC. Tractor chains for J.D. 530 • Tractor chains for I.H.C.-C • Heat houses for both tractors • 300 Gal. gas barrel • Hyd cylinders • Grandmaster 3 H.P. transfer pump • 50+ Steel posts • Old 5 gal. oil cans w/name brand adv. • 3 hayracks of farm related items and collectibles 50 Pieces of Farm Toys - J.D. I.H. and others

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Machinery & FarM related Gleacshonbsy

I.H. 720 5x20” ASR plow I.H. 550 5”x16” plow J.D. 3x16 pull-type plow 34’ Multi weeder 16’ Pony cart J.D. 7000 4-38 planter, D.F-1, cross auger I.H. 153 4-38 cultivator J.D. 3 pt., 4 row, rotary hoe 7 Shank, 3 pt, anhydrous applicator J.D. 16A Flail chopper Gehl 600 chopper, 2 row adjustable corn head, hay head Kools KB54 blower N.H. 258 hay rake


TRACTORS & COMBINES I.H.C. C I.H.C. M M.F. 750 combine, gray cab, D. 1299 hrs. M.F. 750 combine, D. 7-12 M.F. 20’ bean head 2) M.F. pickup heads 15’ Bean head M.F. 1163 corn head, 6 row narrow 7-20

County) at the Kieffer Farm, Gary & Linda Kieffer, 26234 Cty Rd 33, Utica, MN. The farm is located south of Utica, approximately 1.5 miles south of MN Hwy 14. You will see the three Lely robotic milkers and the two additional robots the Kieffers added in 2012. They milk about 320 cows with RHA over 27,000 lb. Discussions at the field day will cover nutrition concerns with robotic milkers, economics of robots, associated technologies available with robotic milkers,

and impacts on the family after changing to robotics Farming Based Sustainability Survey Regional Extension Educator for Dairy, James Paulson jcp@, has created a short 25 question survey that has been posted on at: The survey targets your thoughts on what is going to affect our dairy operation in the future. Please consider participating if you have a dairy operation.

Apply today for the American Farm Bureau County Activities of Excellence contest Farmers and county Farm Bureaus across Minnesota are encouraged to apply for the County Activities of Excellence (CAE) program. This national contest is designed to celebrate and recognize successful county programs and activities. With a focus on the priority issues of the organization, this program accepts applications in the categories of Education and Ag Promotion, Member Services, Public Relations and Information, Leadership Development and Policy Implementation. Up to 25 county Farm Bureaus from across the nation will be selected to present a display of their winning activity during the 2013 AFBF Annual Meeting Tradeshow, January 13-14, 2013, in Nashville, Ten-

MISC 2 Hayracks of farm related items 550 Gal. gas barrel w/elec. pump 300 Gal. gas barrel w/stand Hyd. cylinders Alamo 80 milker pump 4 Surge milker buckets

2 Hayracks of plumbring tools and supplies 1 Hayrack of woodworking tools along with large woodworking tables

Kenneth Merkel Estate, Owner Scott Merkel, exec. 507.346.1730 Sarah Warren, exec. 507.346.2429 For more information contact auction company or SALE ARRANGED AND CONDUCTED BY

nessee. Those counties selected will receive $2,250 toward expenses incurred to participate in the CAE program. County Activities of Excellence rules and entry forms can be found at, click on programs. Entries must be submitted to the Minnesota Farm Bureau, Attn: County Activities of Excellence, P.O. Box 64370, St. Paul, MN 55164 by August 31. Minnesota Farm Bureau representing Farmers • Families • Food is comprised of 78 local Farm Bureaus across Minnesota. Members make their views known to political leaders, state government officials, special interest groups and the general public. Programs for young

farmers and ranchers develop leadership skills and improve farm management. Promotion and Education Committee members work with programs such as Ag in the Classroom and safety education for children.

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payable on or before october 15, 2012 closing. Buyers shall do their own “due diligence” regarding all aspects of this purchase prior. there shall be no contingencies involved by purchaser(s). tony Montgomery Realty & Auction company and agents are representing the seller exclusively in this real estate transaction. All announcements made sale day shall take precedence over any previous statements oral or written.

LOCATION: In the heart of Southeast MN - between Lanesboro, MN and Rushford, MN south of Hwy. 30 at 38265 Doe Road, Lanesboro, MN 55949. Filmore County, Arendahl Township, Sections 26 & 35. From Hwy. 30 go south on Co. Rd. 105 for 4.8 miles, right on Deep River Road go 1/2 mile, right on Doe Road and go 1/2 mile, farm on right.

Sat., Sept. 15, 2012

STARTING TIME: 10 A.M. Auction note: this will be one of the best offerings of its kind in Southeastern Minnesota. Whether you are interested in good producing farmland or a piece of recreational retreat with wildlife abundant you will definitely find it at the Ryan Land Auction. Regardless of budget you will have an opportunity to purchase that “get-away” spot or a place for your dream home! 12 PARceLS to Be oFFeReD! (All with surveys) Parcel #1 consisting of 88.38+/- acres of which 82 acres are excellent tillable cropland with Fayette silt loam soils. Legal: w/survey. Parcel #2 consisting of 52.41+/- acres of which 48 acres are excellent tillable cropland with Fayette silt loam soils. Legal: w/survey. Parcel # 3 excellent 4.44+/- acres with very good remodeled 3 bedroom home with other good outbuildings with great serenity! Legal: w/ survey. Parcel # 4 consisting of 22.69+/- acres of woods with pond and building entitlement! Legal: w/survey. Parcel #5 consisting of 36.29+/- acres of woods and clearing also with “Springs creek” running through the parcel. this parcel is buildable! Legal: w/survey. Parcel #6 consisting of 8.01+/- acres with woods and clearing also with “Springs creek” running through the parcel. this parcel is also buildable! Legal: w/survey. Parcel #7 consisting of 28.64+/- acres of woods and clearing with pond and spring and butts up next to “Springs creek.” this is also a buildable parcel! Legal: w/survey. Parcel #8 consisting of 16.95+/- acres comprised mostly of woods with buildable potential! Legal: w/survey. Parcel #9 consisting of 11.59+/- acres of woods again with great building potential! Legal: w/survey. Parcel #10 consisting of 14.95+/- acres of which ½ is woods also with a pond and building entitlement! Legal: w/survey. Parcel #11 consisting of 22.72+/- acres of woods with a building entitlement. Legal: w/survey. Parcel #12 entire 307.07 acres! oPen HouSeS! Saturday, August 25 – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or through private showing call 507.259.7502 or 507.421.0232! Go to teRMS on ALL PARceLS: At the conclusion of the auction buyer(s) shall deposit 20% down of full contract purchase price in form of nonrefundable earnest money. A 4% buyer’s fee shall be used to arrive at full contract purchase price. the balance of purchase shall be due and

Property and Auction Location: 2 miles North of the Iowa border on Hwy 63 or from Spring Valley, MN go South on Hwy 63 for 10 miles, then take a left and go East on 120th St. Farm on both sides of road.


SE 1/4 & SE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 23 of Beaver Twp. in Fillmore County, MN


Deeded Acres: 185 m/l Tillable Acres: 144.64 m/l Crop Productivity Index (CPI): Corn Base Acres: 49% CC Yield: 132 bu Bean Base Acres: 49% CC Yield: 36 bu





N 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of Section 23 of Beaver Twp. in Fillmore County, MN


Deeded Acres: 78 m/l Tillable Acres: 69.87 m/l Crop Productivity Index (CPI): 7 Corn Base Acres: 49% CC Yield: 132 bu Bean Base Acres: 49% CC Yield: 36 bu 2012 Taxes: $1,844 *Parcel 2 currently has 4.3 Acres in CRP until Sept. 30, 2015 with a total annual payment of $475.58.



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$100,000 (Parcel 1) and $50,000(Parcel 2) down the day of the auction. Balance due on or about Nov 2, 2012. A 5% buyers premium will be added to the final bid price which will determine the full purchase price. Any statement made the day of the sale takes precedence over printed material.

This is an opportunity to own two excellent parcels of land! Tremendous soil types with Crop Productivity Index of 90.3 & 89.6! See you at the auction...Col Greg Jensen

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Preston reviews first draft of 2013 budget By Karen Reisner City Administrator Joe Hoffman presented a draft of the 2013 budget compiled from departmental requests at the council’s August 22 meeting. Mayor Kurt Reicks was absent. The meeting was held in the fire hall due to the ongoing remodeling of city hall. Hoffman noted the Market Value Credit had been eliminated for 2012, so the city will not be receiving those funds, but the city is expected to receive $484,980 in Local Government Aid from the state which would be the same amount as last year. The budget includes a 1.75 percent cost of living increase and step increases for city employees which will add about $5,000 to the budget. A potential increase in insurance could add up to $8,000. The council had approved a request earlier this month from the Planning and Zoning Commission to fund an updated Comprehensive Land Use Plan in 2013. An additional $5,000 was budgeted

for the update. The two largest increases include a request from the board of the National Trout Center (NTC) for $15,000 (previous 3 years has been $7,500) and a request from the EDA which doubles its budget from last year to include $29,000 for property acquisitions. The acquisition price includes funds for three parcels and tank removal at the former Preston Oil and Petroleum site. The most visible savings in the budget over 2012 will include no expense for elections saving $2,600 and the reduction of the full time city hall maintenance position to half time saving a total of $34,847 in salary and benefits. The early draft of the 2013 budget would have a $26,167 increase in the levy or 4.01 percent. Hoffman commented that the city has tried in the past to keep levy increases at three percent or less. Councilwoman Kay Spangler wanted to know what a 4 per-

Free wagon rides along the Lanesboro-Whalen State Trail The Annual Wagon Ride along the Root River is scheduled for Wednesday, September 5, 2012, beginning at the Sylvan Park in Lanesboro. Tractor pulled wagons will carry participants from the Sylvan Park in Lanesboro then travel to Whalen and back to Lanesboro. There will be two rides. The first will begin loading at 8:30 a.m. The second ride will begin loading at 12:30 p.m. Each ride will be approximately 2 ½ hours round trip. All seniors (55 years of age and older), companions and disabled individuals are welcome. Participants have the opportu-

nity to enjoy the natural beauty along the Lanesboro-Whalen Valley Bike Trail at no cost! Semcac Senior Dining will have a Barbeque Lunch available at Sylvan Park for those who wish to participate (registration is required). The menu will be barbeques, baked beans, fruit cup, dessert and milk. The suggested cost for the meal is $3.50 for 60 years of age and older and $6.00 for under 60 years of age. Participants may enjoy Senior Dining after the morning wagon ride or before the afternoon wagon ride. Reservations for the wagon rides are strongly recommended as seating is limited to 125

cent increase of the city portion of the property taxes would mean to the average property owner. Hoffman said he would have that information at their next meeting. There was a consensus by the council for Hoffman to go back to the departments to lower the potential increase to 3 percent or less. It is required that the preliminary budget and levy be approved by September 15. The preliminary number is the number used to calculate property taxes. When the final budget/ levy is approved in December, the preliminary number can be reduced, but not increased. NTC Board member Dan Christianson explained that the requested increase in financial support from the city is necessary to increase staff to help the center grow and become an independent organization. He said they need help to become self sufficient. Adequate staff time is needed to help with fund raising activities and to maintain the current programs people on each ride. Call Historic Bluff Country at 800428-2030 or 507-864-2992 or e-mail, for wagon ride and senior dining reservations by August 29, 2012. When making reservations registrants should provide a phone number, group affiliation (if any), the number of riders in the group, as well as any special needs group members may need. Semcac’s retired and Senior Volunteer Program, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Historic Bluff Country, Inc. are sponsoring the event. Coffee, donuts and baked goods will be provided at the Sylan Park in Lanesboro. Restrooms will also be available. In case of bad weather (heavy rains and storms) the wagon ride will be cancelled.


Round Baling and Bale Wrapping Where new friends are made and past friends reunite • 3 homecooked meals 7 days a week • Housekeeping provided • Laundry done by staff no cost for soap or dryer sheets • Transportation provided by staff • 1st alert pendants provided • On-duty staff 24 hours a day ALA,LPN/RN • Activities provided

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The FCJ reaches over 12,000 household each week. being offered. Christianson admitted it is taking longer than they anticipated to become self sufficient. Kay Spangler commented that there has been great progress in their three years of operation. Hoffman said that he couldn’t promise this would be the last time they would request help from the city. Christianson said it takes time to get off the ground and to grow. The center is a great concept and fits this region well and is an investment in the community that will pay off in the long run. Hoffman noted that less than a third of the NTC budget comes from the city. Christianson said there was some money in there for the acquisition of property which will need clean-up. Councilman David Collett remarked that the rest of the council knows “his opinion about the city being in the real estate business.” Collett has consistently voted against past city property acquisitions in the flood plain which the city

has paid 12.4 percent of the sale value. In those cases the rest has been paid for by the DNR and FEMA. Other Business In Brief •Hoffman informed the council that the city will need to buy more radios, as about half of the city’s radios are not compatible with narrowbanding. The FCC mandates that the radios be narrowband compliant by the end of this year. The narrowbanding will allow for more radio frequencies. Hoffman believes they will be able to purchase mostly used radios. He will have figures as to the cost at the next meeting. •David Anderson described what will be needed for a sound system for the remodeled council chambers. Anderson put together a proposal including microphones, amplification, digital recorder, and installation. The total estimate is $3,963.80. Hoffman noted this equipment is not top of the line, but adequate and economical. The proposal was approved.

Preston High School Class of 1946 Reunion

The Preston High School Class of 1946 class reunion was held August 8, 2012, at the Branding Iron in Preston. The reunion has been held annually since the 60th reunion. The group attending this year was, in the front, Bette (Gossman) Barrett, Leona (Staupe) Woellert, and Marilyn (Ruesink) Bastian. Second row: Marilyn (Don) Duxbury, Cleo (Wendell) Mensink, and Joan (Hopp) Fresveiter. Back row: Wendell Mensink, Marlys (Scheevel) Weste, Eleanor (Stanley) Scheevel, Stanley Scheevel, and Wayne Bastian. The two not pictured are Joanne Miller (Lyle) and Eleanor (Jim) Gossman. They will meet again on August 14, 2013. Photo submitted

COME JOIN US! Scott Serfling is hosting a Plot Day

(5 miles south of Preston on county Rd 14)

September 6th 5pm-8pm (Food Available)

serving slices of apple Pie & Cinnamon Ice Cream daily! FresH Baked Goods Caramel apples, Fall Mum & asters, Muffins, Turnovers, Cookies, Fresh or Frozen apple & other Pies Jams, Jellies, Honey, Maple syrup, Popcorn & Watkins Products

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The FCJ reaches over 12,000 household each week.

Food is the focus on the Root River Trail system in September Whalan, Peterson September 15: Preston, Harmony September 22: Rushford, Rushford Village, Houston The hours on each Saturday are 10 am – 3 pm. Sampling will take place at participating businesses and/or at a central location in each town. From lefse in Rushford, to homemade pie in Whalan, trail

enthusiasts will find a diverse variety of delightful, palatepleasing tastes. For more information on specific food vendors, please go to This page will be updated continually as Taste of the Trail draws near. Taste of the Trail is sponsored by Root River Trail Towns, an association of communities situ-

Beef Ambassador team members sought in MN

on the national team. National winners have an opportunity to receive an internship with the USDA. The state competition consists of activities that simulate those that will be done throughout the year as a Beef Ambassador. There are three areas of competition: a mock interview with media, a written response to a beef article, and a short presentation in a mock classroom setting.

On three Saturdays in September, the Root River Trail System will feature local food and cuisine in a new trail wide event, Taste of the Trail. Taste of the Trail is similar to many “Taste of … “ events in many towns all over the Midwest. In this case, the towns along the trail system are focusing attention on food together over the three Saturdays in Sep-

Minneapolis, MN- Applications are currently being accepted for the MN Beef Ambassador Team for 2013. The MN Beef Ambassador team provides an opportunity for youth to educate consumers and students about beef nutrition, food safety and stewardship and is funded through the Beef Checkoff. Individuals interested in being a part of the MN Beef Ambassador Team will compete during the MN Beef Expo at the CHS Miracle Birth Center on the MN

tember. Taste of the Trail is designed to show off the abundance of prepared food and food production in Southeast Minnesota. Each town along the trail will include its own growers, producers and restauranteurs, offering complimentary samples of their products. The towns will participate according to this schedule: September 8: Lanesboro,

State Fair Grounds on Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 4-7:00pm. Senior division contestants must be 16-19 years of age by September 1, 2012. Junior contestants must be 13 and 15 years of age as of September 1, 2012. The senior winner receives a $500 scholarship from the Minnesota Cattlemen’s Association. Other team members receive a $250 scholarship from the Minnesota Cattlewomen’s Association. The Junior Winner receives a $100

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Rushford 507-864-7733

Spring Grove Houston 507-498-5321 507-896-3147

Plot Days

Wednesday, september 5 Hosted by expert agronomists, Plot Days provide relevant crop considerations for this year’s harvest. A light meal will be served at both events. Houston: 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Dick snow farm, 2182 Couty Road 9 CAleDoniA: 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Andy Allen farm, County Road 12 & Richard’s Road

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scholarship. Team members serve for one year and share positive beef stories with consumers at events throughout the state. In addition the senior winner goes on to compete in the National Beef Ambassador Contest in the fall of 2013. John Weber, MN Senior Beef Ambassador Winner for 2011 is currently serving

ated on the Root River Trail System, working together for the promotion and betterment of the trail. For more information, contact Dave Harrenstein, events@

For more information and an application form contact Marilyn Nickel, MN Beef Ambassador Coordinator at or 507.227.0775. You can also contact Colleen Zenk, Director of Consumer Information at the MN Beef Council @ 952.854.6980 or colleen@ Applications must be received no later than October 1, 2012.

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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 31

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, SEPT. 1

Fundraiser for local scholarships: All you can eat pancakes, sausage, coffee, milk, juice. 8am-10:30am, Rushford Masonic Lodge. WEDNESDAY, AUG 29 Spring Valley Area Foodshelf, 2-5pm. 1300 West Tracy Rd. Spring Lanesboro Farmer’s Market- 9-12 Valley.* Sylvan Park. May-Oct. * Prairie Walk- Houston Nature THURSDAY, AUG 30 Center, 7pm. Free and open to Free Senior Coffee, 9am, Heritage public. Call 507-896-4668 or email for more inforGrove, Harmony.* mation. Canton Senior Citizens meet at 1pm for cards and visiting, Canton Lanesboro AA Group, 8:00pm, Bethlehem Lutheran Church. For Community Center.* more info, call 507-251-1771 or 765-2518.*

Cowboy Church Service, 6pm, Cherry Grove United Methodist Church. Call 507-937-3177 with questions or for directions. NA Meeting, 7:00pm, United Methodist Church, downstairs, Preston. Call Jay for info 507-3996089. * Fountain AA Group closed meeting, 7:30pm. Fountain Lutheran Church, south Main St. and Highway 52.* MONDAY, SEPT. 3

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. *

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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 507251-5297. 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

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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

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FULL-TIME DRIVER to pull hopper in APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING Midwest. Home weekends. Must have ACCEPTED for a full-time Transfer good driving record and pass drug screen. Station Attendant with the Fillmore Whether you’re Omodt & Jorde Farms. 507-459-7850. County Sanitation Department. This is a buying or selling, the h13,20,27- o non-exempt position, eligible for Journal Auto regular, Page is Under supervision of the Solid the place tobenefits. look COOK & BARTENDER. Apply at B&B Waste Administrator, this position is to aid, Bowl. h20,27- o direct and instruct all users of the Resource Recovery Center in the disposal of all PART-TIME HELP WANTED: All shifts their waste and recycling needs according available. 20-30 hours per week. Weekday to the policies, rules, and regulations set and every other weekend shifts. Stop in for forth by Fillmore County and the State of application at Lanesboro BP. Call Jimmy Minnesota. Qualifications: Requires high P L D o Get the job done 507-467-2121. h20,27,3,10school diploma or general education degree E E H T and one to three months’ related experiFind the help you N LOOKING FORAPART-TIME server by posience and /or training; or equivalent combideserve advertising W tion. Mostly 2-3 day shifts per week.with Stopus! nation of education and experience. Must in to the Branding Iron for an applicahave valid driver’s license, or evidence of Fillmore County Journal Classifieds! tion. If any questions call 507-765-3388. equivalent mobility, and forklift license h20,27- o 507-765-2151 • or ability to pass test within 6 months of employment. Starting minimum salary is $14.6747 per hr. according to the 2012 HELP WANTED!!! Make up to $1000 Non-Union pay scale. Job description a week mailing brochures from home! and application materials may be obtained Helping Home-Workers since 2001! from:; Fillmore Genuine Opportunity! No experience County Coordinator’s Office, 101 Fillmore required. Start Immediately! www. P. O. Box 466, Preston, MN 55965; (VOID IN SD) Find your dream home Street, in by phone or at (507) 765-4566. Current (MFPA the Journal ClassifiedsCounty application form REQUIRED. Resumes accepted but not in lieu of a ON THE CRUNCHY SIDE in Harmony is completed application. County employees hiring staff and bartenders all shifts. are eligible to apply for this position along Apply within Wednesday - Sunday ask for with the public. Application Deadline: Lisa. h20,27,3,10- o 4:30 p.m. on Monday, September 17, 2012. EOE h27,3,10- o NATIONAL TROUT CENTER seeks a Director of Programs & Operations in SPRING VALLEY Senior Living is curPreston, MN for planning, coordination, & rently looking for enthusiastic and creative institutional fundraising. More info: www. individuals to fill the position of part-time or info@nationalActivities Assistant. Approx 20 hour per 136 St.o Anthony St. • P.O. Box 496 h27,3week, includes some weekends. If interPreston, MN 55965 ested please send application or resume to Rhinos 507-765-2151 Pizza & •Sub Shoppe in 1-800-599-0481 • FAX 765-2468 Spring Valley Senior Living, Attn: Human Lanesboro is hiring cook/counter staff for Resources, 800 Memorial Drive, Spring nights and weekends. Hours available after Valley, MN 55975. Or e-mail hr@svseschool 3-8p.m. and weekends. If you are EOE h27,3- o interested in extra hours, please apply at Rhino’s, 111 Parkway Avenue North,. BENT WRENCH Bar & Grill in Fountain Lanesboro. 507-467-2200 h27- o is looking for waitstaff nights and weekends. 507-268-4922. h27- o

Fillmore CentralCCommunity Education LASSIFIEDS


THE BEST DEALS One Block At A Time Day Care and School Age Care Programs seeking applications for Full and Advertising in Part-Time the Journal Positions. is a SNAP. Interested applicants please apply by sending resume to or completing school application; available at elementary office.

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.

Rewards - Competitive Hourly Wages with Large Earning Potential - Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance - Life and Disability Insurance - Flex Spending/125 Plan for Medical and Child Care Reimbursement - 401(k) Retirement Plan - Vacation Time - Personal Time Off - Paid Holidays - Health Club Discount - Prescription Safety Eyeglasses Program 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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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

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

ANOTHER TIME ICE CREAM Parlor & Chocolates is seeking seasonal parttime help through October. Flexible hours are available. Serving customers, preparing coffee, cleanup, etc. h27,3,10,17- o

FOR RENT: 10-12,000 bushel corn storage facility. Greenleafton area. 507-9516694 f27,3,10- x

CUSTOM CHOPPING and bagging. Trucks and wagons available. 9 & 10 foot bagging. Drinkall Family Forage Enterprises. 507-259-8093. f20,27,3- o 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 FOR SALE: MM Z Tractor. Good condition. Call 507-867-4689. f20,27- x

CoMe joiN ouR TeaM!

Full-Time Medical Records Position Must be able to work in a fast paced environment and be able to multitask. Also much have computer skills, and knowledge of medical terminology. Contact Teresa or stop by for an application.

Green Lea Manor Nursing Home 115 N. Lyndale Ave., Mabel, MN 55954

(507) 493-5436 E.O.E.

…because the journey matters

Green Lea Manor is looking for special people who want to make a difference Must be caring, compassionate, and a team player.

FuLL-tiMe & Part-tiMe NursiNG assistaNt PositioNs avaiLabLe

Will train & reimburse for classes, if not on the registry. Bonus-pay on Weekends and Shift Differential

Contact Annette or stop by for an application.

Green Lea Manor Nursing Home 115 N. Lyndale Ave., Mabel, MN 55954 (507) 493-5436


…because the journey matters

Now HiriNg! RN’s & LPN’s

New Graduates Encouraged to Apply

$2500 Sign-on Bonus Chosen Valley Care Center has a great opportunity for RN’s or LPN’s to join our exceptional health care team. Our employees work with a variety of complex clinical cares including wound care, wound VACs, tracheostomy care, PICC lines, enteral feedings and more. We off our nurses 12 hour shifts and currently have fulltie and part-time shifts available with excellent benefits offered. - Two Medical Plans offered through Blue Cross Blue Shield with 100% coverage on Preventative Care - HealthPartners Dental Plan - Life & Accidental Death & Disability - Generous, Flexible PTO - Tuition Reimbursement - Supplemental insurance benefits through AFLAC Please send an application or resume to Attn: Director of Nursing, Chosen Valley Care Center, 1102 Liberty St. SE, Chatfield, MN 55923 or e-mail (EOE/AA)

Chosen Valley Care Center, InC. A Senior Living Community


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Monday, August 27, 2012

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Wanted: Cars, trucks, buses, and semi trailers, running or not. Serving SE MN and northern IA. Luke Junge, Preston, MN. Call 507-259-4556. w30tfn- o

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

OLDER COCKER SPANIEL: Male, brown and white, neutered, no tags, found in Peterson. Contact Robert Brand at 507864-2054. lf27- o

FOR SALE: 1987 Chrysler LeBaron. TOlow THANK SOMEONE? 318 automatic,NEED 4-door, mileage, great TIRE, Call641-394-4505. the Journal at 507-765-2151 or 800shape. $1,200. a27,3- x

MISSING:PRINTED Cuddeback TrailSOY CameraINK taken from private propertyWITH 1 mile NE of Preston off of County Road 17. Would like it back along with the memory card. 507-273.7476. lf27,3- o Printed on recycled paper

BOAT TO HERITAGE FOR THE BLIND. Free 3 Day Vacation, Tax Deductible, Free Towing, All Paperwork Taken Care Of. 888-472-9219 (MFPA)

QUALITY ARCHERY-ONLY deer huting lease. Prefer near Forestville State Park. Emphasis on quality. w20,27,3- o WANTED: ALL MOTORCYCLES & MEMORABILIA PRE 1980: Running or not. Top Cash Paid. 845-389-3239 (MFPA)


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CALL THE JOURNAL to sell your old vehicle! 507-765-2151 or 800-599-0481 in the 507 area code to list your vehicle. All line ads are seen on our website

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Brenda Sheldon, ABR, GRI

✿❁✿❁✿❁✿❁✿❁ (507) 346-2060 Cell: 507-951-2071 Toll-Free: 888-835-8141 Need to thank someone?

715 North Broadway (Home Federal Bldg.), Spring Valley, MN Email - 117 CRoWN HILL Rd W, pRESToN $174,900 Great 4.83 Acreage with barn & several outbuildings. Great trails within the property down to and near the Root River which borders the property. The home has many updates and also includes hardwood floors, natural wood work, 4 large bedrooms, 2 baths, main floor laundry, open staircase, formal dining, den/study and a mud room (or 3 season porch) off kitchen area.

11214 160 St. ostrander $520,000 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

pRESToN $109,000

deck. Lower level finished w/family room, full bath & lg. bedroom w/walk-in closet. Dinette area in kitchen has useable work space & dining area. Tastefully decorated on close to an acre of land w/new mound septic system. Last house on the edge of Co Rd 20 in Greenleafton - Enjoy small town living with the “feel” of country! Seller will consider a Lease or Rent to own.

of pasture ground. Huge mature trees, mound septic system installed in 2001, and newer shingles on barn. The house features 5 bdrms, 3 baths, finished lower level with second kitchen, formal dining with built in hutch, main floor laundry, large eat in kitchen and newer neutral carpet . Enjoy the great outdoors with

this peaceful setting.

Cell 507-259-5454

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


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

• 4 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Main Floor Laundry • Garage • Great Rental Property

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

312 bench St. SW, chAtField

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

$259,900 920 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

$114,900 704 KenilWorth Ave. S, lAneSboro


NEw Li


31343 hWy. 52, chAtField

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



xxx old ShAdy Wood dr. SprinG vAlley




513 SprinG Ave, preSton

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


Advertising in th SERVING is a SNA


517 MAin St., chAtField

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



NEw Li


503 Ave. c, chAtField

completely finished with new updated neutral carpet, bath, office area currently used as guest room, and large family room. The upper level has 3 bdrms, bath, eat in kitchen, main floor laundry, dining area and deck off kitchen area overlooking back yard. The back yard isHE privatePLACE with many mature trees. It is move in ready! THE BEST

in 507 I Show All MlS lIStIngS area code 800-599-0481

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$104,900 322 proSpect St., chAtField

15478 CoUNTY 9, pRESToN $109,000

FREEHobby to over 10,000 households. Farm - located south Beautiful updated 3 507-765-2151 • 800-599-0481 of Spring Valley on Highway If you are looking for small town quiet living look no further. Advertising works bdrm 2 full bath ranch 44. Great 10 acre parcel In the small village of Greenleafton you will find a beautiful 3 style home. New addition features family room w/gas fireplace & patio507-765-2151 doors to outside covered with several outbuildings. Owners previously had bdrm, 2 bath walk out ranch style home. The lower level is horses and there is approximately a 3.5 acre parcel

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22325 CoUNTY Rd. 44 HARMoNY Fillmore County Journal $182,000

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Call us. 507-765-2151 21933 CoUNTY Rd. 20

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$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

Call the FCJ at 507-765-2151 to advertise or offer news tips!


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HEAVY-DUTY roadside brush cutting 23’ boom. Fully insured. Call Peter Norby 507743-8568. v8/27-10/15- x

Norby Tree Service: Stump grinding, tree trimming and removal. Call Dave Norby at 507-259-3118. v8/2tfn- o

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

TRANSMISSION REBUILDING: Foreign and domestic, auto & light truck. 12 month 12,000 mile warranty. Call for prices. Brown’s Tire, Battery, & Transmission. Rushford 507-864-2969 or 1-888-8647049. v20tfn- o

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


Need to store snowmobiles, a classic car, or a boat? Do you need storage while in the process of moving? Space is available for rent in a building located in Preston. Call 507-251-5297. r28tfn- x


Custom Hay Mowing, Raking & Baling


schroeder drywall

11753 State Hwy 43, Mabel, MN 55954 Craig Henry Shop 507.493.5399 • Mobile 507.450.5573

Shamiah Womeldorf, Rural Lanesboro

ReSidential - CommeRCial

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


TNT Lawn Service

make arrangements now for your lawn care

• Mowing • Stump Grinding • Fall Clean-Up • Snow Plowing • Ice Management

Ristau HauleRs inc

• Aerating • Power Brooming • Insured • Light Backhoe Work Call: 507-268-4977 or Cellphone: 507-429-6755

105 Crown Hill Rd., Preston, MN

Randy Haakenson • Commercial • Residential • Agricultural

507-765-4710 507-251-5033 (Cell)

326 Parkside Dr. SE Res 507-765-2297 Preston, MN 55965 Cell 507-251-5535

(Free Estimates)

TRAILER SALES & SERVICE, Inc. 507-886-4600

70 4th Street NW • Harmony MN 1 block West of Kwik Trip next to Solberg Welding


AsphAlt - RubbeR - MetAl

We Comply to All OSHA Crew Safety Requirements

Free estimates!

4006 Hwy. 14 East, Rochester Lic. #004842

Owned by Dennis Solberg of Solberg Welding 507-886-4602

Select Properties

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

Licensed Assistant


Office 507-886-4221

Open & Bright 3 bedroom, 2 bath townhome with lower level finished walkout living area, plus office. 1 401 County rd 8 car att. $114,900 FountAin, mn




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.

Kelsey Fischer

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

Neat, well laid out space & move in ready. Large bathroom, main floor laundry, utilites. Family room & living room on main floor. 3 nice bedrooms upstairs and a large attached garage. Fenced yard! $79,900

iN liST NEW 150 2nd St. nE HArmony, mn

FOR RENT: Preston. 2 BR apt, stove, refridge, A/C, laundry hookups, off street parking. NSNP. 507-467-2941. r30tfn- o

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

288-8379 or 1-800-851-Bobs

See us for all your trailer sale and service needs!

FOR RENT: Lg. 2 bedroom apt. with garage, Fountain. 507-259-6961. r30tfn- o

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

Larry, Travis, Wynn, Josh

Just C’sa!ll Bob

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

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

Rock, DiRt, SanD We are pleased to announce we now sell & service Boss & Snowdogg Snow Plows. We have a selection of new and used trailers and we are an authorized dealer for Wilson, Kiefer Industrial, Road King, Alum Line, and Pacesetter trailers. We also provide service work when your trailer needs a tune up.

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

418 Preston St, PrESton, mn


CRE 6.5 A

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

312 Preston St nW PrESton, mn Surprisingly spacious 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath home. Updates include siding, windows, furnace, central air. New 784 sq ft 2 car heated harage. $87,900

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

Quality 3 bedroom ranch home. Eat in kitchen, center island, pantry & lots of cabinets. Generous living room & oak hardwoods. Updated windows, siding & shingles. LL family rm, bedrm, 3/4 bath, laundry & office. $108,900


RE l

1 AC 730 3rd Ave SE, HArmony, mn

109 Spruce St, FountAin, mn Custom built 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with master 4 bedroom, 3 bath, vaulted ceiling, CA, en suite, open living space, fireplace, LL finished open floor plan, LL finished family area, with family room and office, country views. Contract office, & more, 2 car att, deck, backs up to for deed available. $197,500 park & trail. $195,000

420 Parkside Dr PrESton, mn Great 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


RE 21 AC 401 north St nW PrESton, mn Nice corner lot, brick 2 story, orginal features, hardwood floors, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, walk out basement and garage. $64,900

235 1st Ave nE HArmony, mn

10252 351st Ave CAnton, 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

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

330 main Ave S, HArmony, mn

Updated 2 bedroom home, new kitchen, bath, oak panel doors, furnace, CA, deck, 2 car det garage. $62,500

420 2nd Ave SE, HArmony, mn Well kept 1911 Cottage Style home with high ceilings in main living area. 2 bedrooms, eat in kitchen plus dining area, 3 seasons porchs, CA, detached garage. $46,000

450 2nd St SE, HArmony, mn

Super location on tree lined street the 3 bedroom home is packs with potential. 1 car garage. $52,000


30 AC 355 3rd Ave SE, HArmony, mn Nice corner lot, everything on one level! 2 bedroom, 2 bath ranch home, kitchen open to dining, breakfast bar, att hug 2 car garage. $109,900

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

Church Hill School Condos

lotS & lAnD

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.




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

15646 160th St, SPring VAllEy, mn Fenced pastures with creek, 6 bedroom ranch home with walk out basement. 2 car garage 36 x 48 steel shed, loafing shed. $267,400 RES 32 AC 19731 Aurora rd mABEl, mn

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

4 AC

340 A 5th Ave SE, HArmony, mn Comfort by Design this 2 bedroom, 2 bath townhome offers open living dining area, ample storage, att garage, patio, appliances. $125,000

120 4th St SW, HArmony, mn

18245 160th St SPring VAllEy, mn

Well cared for 3 bedroom home on Quiet Street, open living & dining, back yard access from kitchen. LL rec and storage area, 1 car det garage. Priced to sell! $79,900

Nicely remodeled 2 bedroom ranch. New siding, shingles, windows, flooring, bathroom. Large eat in updated kitchen. Deck, CA, and 3 car parking pad. $75,000

285 niagara Ct, HArmony, mn

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




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

Large backyard with no backyard neighbor! 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Updates include shingles, siding & windows in 2005, patio door in 2008, LL offers great storage & no room to expand. Att garage. $80,00



SOLD - 645 1st Ave SE Harmony SOLD - 240 4th Ave SE Harmony 301 Washington St nW 32776 136th St PrESton, mn HArmony, mn 506 E newburg, mABEl, mn PenDing - 15523 Cty 9 Preston Brick home, open staircase, oak hard- Mint Condition 2 bedroom ranch home, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with main PenDing - 1008 Wayside St NE Preston woods, many updates, outbuildings, updated floorings, very nice floor plan. floor laundry, generous living and eat in mature trees. Super location. $99,900 Main floor office and laundry. Att 1 car kitchen. LL familyroom, office, att garage, PenDing - 44596 Hillview DR Rushord

35 main Ave S HArmony, mn Excellent main street location, commercial building. Steel roof pitched steel & vinyl siding, water heater, furnace & A/C, and updated windows. Main level retail & 2nd level 2 bdrm (additional 20 acres available) apartment. $59,900

plus covered patio. $82,500

CA. $69,900

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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

HOUSE FOR SALE: HUNTER’S DREAM. 1.8 acres surrounded by 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

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

Excellent 23 AC Hobby farm w/creek; 10 tillable; 4+ BR home, main floor laundry, 2 frplcs., good roof, vinyl siding; outbuildings; 20 mi from Winona & La Crosse. $298,900

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

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NEW LISTING - 505 W Fillmore St, Preston To be sold at online auction; Owner occupied duplex or complete rental unit. One 2+ BR and 1 single BRJournal unit. Happy Ads

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




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AUCTION CALENDAR 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 - Tractors, Miscellaneous equipment, Vehicles, etc. Held at Gehling Implement and Auction Company, Preston, MN. For more info contact: Gehling Auction Co. 1-800-7700347 or go to Listing in the Journal. Sat., Sept 1 8:30am - Driving/riding horses, draft horses, ponies, carriages, tack, horse related machinery, etc.. For more information contact: Bill Gathje at 507458-8560. Listing in the Journal. Sat., Sept 8 9am - Machinery, Tractors, Combines, Misc, Hayracks, Farm Toys, etc... For more information contact: Spring Valley Sales Company at 507346-2183 or 507-951-1478 or go to www. Listing in the Journal. Fri., Sept 14 10am - Land Auction. Parcel 1- 185 acres located Beaver Twp. in Fillmore County and Parcel 2 - 78 acres located Beaver Twp in Fillmore County. Auction held at property locations. For more information contact: Jensen Real Estate & Auction 507-373-5660 or go to www. Listing in the Journal. Sat., Sept 15 10am - Land Auction. 307.07 +/- acres of Fillmore County at 38265 Doe Road, Lanesboro, MN. For more information contact: Tony Montgomery Realty and Auction Company at 507-259-7502 or go to Listing in the Journal. On-line AucTiOn infOrmATiOn

Bidding ends Wed, Sept. 5, 3:30pm Tools, Collectibles, Misc, Musical Instruments, Furniture, etc. Pick ups on Thurs, Sept. 6 form 8am-7pm at Darr Auctions 909 Larson Lane Rushford, MN. For more info contact Darr Auctions at 800-852-0010 or online at Listing in the Journal. To list your Auction 507-765-2151

GARAGE SALES *BUSY BEE DAY CARE CLOSING* Selling all early childhood equipment! Friday, Sept. 7th from 5pm to 8pm and Sat, Sept. 8th 7am to 1pm. 25986 County 11, Fountain (on gravel off of Hwy 52). Highchairs, packnplays, Boosters, excersaucers, gates, swings, bouncers, changing table, walkers, book shelves, playroom curtains, driveway fence, bikes, outside toys, kidney-shaped pre-k table and chairs, a lot of educational toys and games. g27,3- o oTo Visit oVisited

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PUBLIC NOTICES STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF FILLMORE IN DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE COURT DIVISION Court File No. 23-PR-12-601 In Re: Estate of Frances Ione Barclay, also known as Ione Barclay; Frances Barclay; F. Ione Barclay; Frances I. Barclay Decedent NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS AND CREDITORS Notice is given that Informal probate of the Decedent’s will dated July 25, 2000, has been filed with the Registrar. The application has been granted. Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed Marsha Tuvold, whose address is 3409 Chalet View Lane NW, Rochester, Minnesota 55910, to serve as Personal Representative of the estate of the above decedent. Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative, and the personal representative is empowered to fully administer the estate, including, after 30 days from the date of the issuance of her letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease or distribute real estate, unless objections thereto are filed with the Court (pursuant to Section 524.3607) and the Court otherwise orders. Notice is further given that all creditors having claims against the said estate are required to present the same to said personal representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this notice or said claims will be barred. Dated: August 22, 2012 /s/ James D. Attwood Registrar JAMES D. ATTWOOD Court Administrator Attorney for Personal Representative Richard A. Nethercut (MN #130072) Richard A. Nethercut 32 Main Avenue North PO Box 657 Harmony, MN 55939-0657 (507) 886-6131 (507) 886-2711 Fax Publish 27,3

GARAGE SALES BIG GARAGE SALE: August 30 September 2, 8am-5pm. 109 Lilac St., Fountain. Antiques, Collectibles, misc. g27- o oTo Visit oVisited

Preston Fall Fest City-wide Rummage Sale and Tailgate/Trunk Sale

Saturday, September 15 Contact City Hall 765-2153 or Preston Tourism Center at 765-2100 to get on map by September 5. Methodist Church parking lot available for trunk load sales. Maps will be available at Tourism Center after September 13.


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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 public hearing NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Wykoff City Council will meet at the Wykoff City Hall, Council Chambers, 217 North Gold Street, Wykoff, MN on Monday, September 10, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. to conduct a second public hearing regarding the funding of the Minnesota Small Cities Development Grant Program (SCDP) for the Wastewater Treatment Plant in the City of Wykoff. Any person wishing to express an opinion on the matters to be considered at the public hearing can be heard orally in person on September 10th or in writing by mailing comments to Cheryl Davis, Wykoff City Clerk, 217 North Gold Street, Wykoff, MN 55990. Cheryl Davis, City Clerk Publish 27,3

ostrander zoning ordinance 2012 THIS ORDINANCE REPEALS THE FILLMORE COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCE ADOPTED SEPTEMBER 19TH, 1989, WHICH WAS ENACTED BY THE FILLMORE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS. THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF OSTRANDER, MINNESOTA DOES ORDAIN: CITY OF OSTRANDER ZONING ORDINANCE An Ordinance for the regulation of the use of land in the City of Ostrander including: setting minimum and maximum standards for the heights and size of buildings, the size of yards, courts and other open spaces, the density of population, the location and use of buildings and land for trade, commerce, industry, residence and other purposes; creating districts for said purposes and establishing the boundaries thereof; providing for changes in regulations, restrictions and boundaries of such districts; defining certain terms used herein; providing for enforcement and administration, and imposing penalties for the violation of this Ordinance. Summary of the contents of the approved Ordinance is as follows: Section 1 Title Section 2 Intent and Purpose Section 3 Rules and Definitions Section 4 General Provisions Section 5 Zoning Administration and Enforcement Section 6 Zoning Districts and Provisions Section 7 General Regulations & Performance Standards Section 8 Enforcement Section 9 Separability, Supremacy, and Effective Date Fees shall be determined by the use of a fee schedule that shall be adopted by the City of Ostrander, shall be posted in the office of the Zoning Administrator and shall be altered or amended by Resolution only by the City of Ostrander. This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval as provided by law. Anyone wishing to view or obtain a copy of the Zoning Ordinance may do so at the Clerk’s Office during regular office hours. Fees may apply. Fillmore County Zoning Ordinance dated September 19th, 1989 is hereby repealed. Passed and adopted this 7th day of August, 2012 by the City of Ostrander Council Members. Linda Schwenn, Mayor ATTEST: Rhonda Klapperich, Clerk/Treasurer Publish 27,3

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 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

THANK YOU MY SINCERE HEARTFELT thanks to all who helped me celebrate my birthday by your presence, gifts, cards, phone calls, flowers, hugs and verbal good wishes. Thanks also to my dear family, Julie, Father Marredy, Larry and Melissa and especially dear Amy for her kind words and who worked so hard to make my day so special. God bless and love you all. Kathleen Mulhern t27- x ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I WANT TO SAY a big Thank You to all of the wonderful friends and relatives that sent cards, gifts and wonderful prayers and get wells while I have been laid up. You have all made me feel so loved and so happy that I grew up in the great town of Preston where these people really care if they move away. All of your prayers will get me back to my good feeling self. I also want to thank all my golfing buddies who never quit calling me to keep my spirits up and cheer me on. You are all loved very much and God bless you all. Roger & Evie Rindels t27- o ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ THANK YOU all again for making the Matt Hahn Arm Wrestling Tournament a huge success. To all the wrestlers, Todd and Tracy and their crew, everyone who donated personally and everyone who came to watch and support us at the Fillmore County Fair. Thank you... Randy & Bonnie Hahn and family t27- x ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT NOTICE OF FAA APPROVAL: FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced an approved Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the aboveground fuel facility at the Fillmore County Airport in Preston, MN. The proposed project includes the installation of a 2,000 gallon above-ground fueling tank on a new fueling island located on the west end of the hangar area near the fixed based operator building. The FONSI indicates the project is consistent with the existing environmental policies and objectives as set forth in the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and will not significantly affect the quality of the human environment. The Proposed Action includes short term, minor construction impacts and a slight increase in impervious pavement. In accordance with the current Council on Environmental Quality regulations, copies of the FONSI and supporting documentation will be available for review at the following locations during regular business hours through September 10, 2012: Federal Aviation Administration, Airports District Office, 6020 28th Ave S, Rm 102, Minneapolis, MN; Minnesota Department of Transportation, Office of Aeronautics, 222 E. Plato Blvd, St. Paul, MN; and the Fillmore County Courthouse, 101 Fillmore Street, Preston, MN 55965. For further information, contact: Ms. Kandice Krull, Environmental Protection Specialist Federal Aviation Administration Airports District Office 6020 28th Avenue South, Rm 102 Minneapolis, MN 55450-2706 Documents – Alternative Format To request any document in an alternative format, call 651-366-4718 or email Hearing Impaired To reach any of the above numbers, hearing impaired persons can call the Minnesota Relay Service toll free at 1-800627-3529 (TTY, Voice or ASCII) or 711. Publish 27

THANK YOU YOUR GIFTS of the beautiful flowers, fresh fruit snacks, inspiring cards, notes and visits encouraged me every day during my recovery from open heart surgery. I want to express my heartfelt thanks to all of you. A special thank you to the ladies of Rushford Lutheran who gave me the beautiful prayer shawl! Sincerely, Nora Darleen Johnson t27- o ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF FILLMORE IN DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE COURT DIVISION Court File No. 23-PR-12-602 In Re: Estate of Ray E. Ewalt a/k/a Ray Ewalt; Ray Edward Ewalt Decedent NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS AND CREDITORS Notice is given that Informal probate of the Decedent’s will dated November 14, 1988, has been filed with the Registrar. The application has been granted. Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed Connie R. Mooney, whose address is 7700 36th Avenue North, Apt. #102, Crystal Minnesota 55427, to serve as Personal Representative of the estate of the above decedent. Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative, and the personal representative is empowered to fully administer the estate, including, after 30 days from the date of the issuance of her letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease or distribute real estate, unless objections thereto are filed with the Court (pursuant to Section 524.3607) and the Court otherwise orders. Notice is further given that all creditors having claims against the said estate are required to present the same to said personal representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this notice or said claims will be barred. Dated: August 22, 2012 /s/ James D. Attwood Registrar JAMES D. ATTWOOD Court Administrator Attorney for Personal Representative Richard A. Nethercut (MN #130072) Richard A. Nethercut 32 Main Avenue North PO Box 657 Harmony, MN 55939-0657 (507) 886-6131 (507) 886-2711 Fax Publish 27,3

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

combines • ‘11 9670 STS 300 Sep • ‘03 JD 9750 STS • ‘96 JD 9500 • ‘90 JD 9400 Hopper Topper • ‘89 JD 9500 • ‘87 JD 7720 Titan II

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

“spring Friends” By: ashley, age 8 Kingsland elementary Grade 2

new TracTors • 7230 R • 6190 R MFWD • 5085 M • 4120 • 3520 • 2720 • 1026R • 6125R • 8310R Coming In

used TracTors • ‘08 JD 5525 MFWD/563 Loader/Cab/280 Hrs • ‘08 Kubota 3240 MFWD, 72” Deck & Loader • ‘03 JD 8120 MFWD • ‘02 JD 7410 MFWD w/ 740 Loader

SMG Computer Solutions Commercial & Residential Computer Repair, Upgrades & Training SMG Computer Solutions can help you with: • General Computer Repair • Networking • Virus Removal • Data Recovery • Computer Hardware Upgrades • Computer Software Upgrades • In-Home Station Set-Up

Call Tyler Today with your Computer Questions! 507-765-2704 or 877-282-0647 Email:


• 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

Tyler Grundman

Ody’s CouNtry Meats & Catering

Hours: 7:30-5:30 M-F 7-12 SAT

Ronald Schreier

Spring Valley, MN Ph. 507-346-9836

LeRoy, MN Ph. 507-324-5260 e-mail: Phone: 507-765-4432

Timothy McLaughlin Phone: 507-765-4444

EBT Customers Welcome

17643 121st Ave. • 4.5 miles South of Spring Valley on Hwy 63 Phone: 507-346-2579 800-660-MEAT

409 Spring Ave. Box 316 Preston, MN 55965

Gehling Auction Co. 507-765-2131 or email:

Nick Smith Auto Repair

Contact SMG web design for more information 507-765-2704 or 877-282-0647

Full Service & Repair Nick Smith, Owner 106 N. Sheridan St., PO Box 906 Houston, MN 55943 507-896-3731 • Fax 507-896-2589 • Cell 507-458-3998



Root River Saloon On & Off Sale

112 Coffee St. E. • Lanesboro, MN 507-467-3355 S & A Petroleum - Locally owned and operated

Lanesboro bp Food Shop,100 Sheridan St. on Highway 16 West, Lanesboro mabel bp Food Shop Highway 44 & Locust, Mabel Preston motor mart, Hwy 52 & 16


105 Fillmore St. W., Preston, MN 507-765-2465 55 Center St. W., Harmony, MN 507-886-2225 400 S. Mill St., Rushford, MN 507-864-2878

313 S. Elm, Rushford, MN • 507.864.2757

809 Highway 52 North, Preston, MN 55965

888-378-2896 • 507-765-2533

Located minutes from the root river state and harmony Preston Bike traiLs. 40 Beautifully Decorated Rooms 6 Whirlpool Suites • Indoor Pool and Spa Free Continental Breakfast

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With 210 feet of hose!

We’re #1 in the #2 Business Pumping & Agitating

For Fast Courteous Service • Call 507-352-6790

Preble Farmers Mutual Insurance

Serving Southeastern MN since 1880 205 Parkway Ave. N., Lanesboro, MN


food DriNks FuN

507-765-2205 • Preston, MN

Fountain Building Center

• Paint • Hardware • Doors • Ceilings • Paneling • Deck Supplies • Lumber • Tools • And much more!

507-268-4343 • Fountain, MN

Proud to be an american

“We Make Banking Easy!”TM

F & M CoMMunIty Bank

the FoLLowing buSineSSeS encourage you to diSPLay thiS FLag in obServance oF Labor day, monday, SePtember 3, 2012

Harmony State Insurance Group 17 Center Street E, Harmony, MN 55939 Jim Lutes • MN License #20287036 507-886-2100 • Toll Free: 877-385-8837

• Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

216 St. Paul St., Preston, MN Phone 507-765-3333

Insurance of All Kinds

M-F 7:30 - 7:00

The Sweet Stop & Sandwich Shoppe

110 St Anthony St. S, Preston, MN • 507-765-9956

Call 507-765-2151 136 St. Anthony St., Preston, MN Email -

507-765-2704 or 877-282-0647 Commercial & Residential Computer Repair, Upgrades & Training

SMG Computer Solutions

35 W. Center St., Harmony, MN 507-886-6111

Steve & Sherry Hines

S&S automotive/ napa auto Parts

11748 St. Hwy. 43 • Mabel, MN • 507-493-5217

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Find the right supplies for your projects, plus expert, local advice.

100 St. Anthony Street N., Preston • 507 765 3823 229 Main St. N., Chatfield • 507 867 1605

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CREAMERY PIZZA & ICE CREAM NORDIC LANES & LOUNGE 407 & 403 S. Mill Street, Rushford, MN 507.864.7214 507.864.7799

Preston Liquor, LLc

Phone - 507-346-7326

811 Hwy. 52 North, Preston, MN PH.507-765-2565

Hours: M-F 7am-7pm • Sat 7am-4pm

Napa auto parts of spriNg valley

1010 N. Broadway • Spring Valley, MN 55975

Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

Al Larson & Sons

Preston, MN • 507-765-2405

We do Septic Pumping

Canton, MN • Harmony, MN

First southeast Bank

Quality Service with a Personal Touch

24 Hour ATM • 24 Hour Telephone Banking Online Banking


NEw & USEd FORd CARS & TRUCkS Sales & Full Service

20 Main St. • Chatfield, MN • 507-867-4800

Apples • RAspbeRRies bluebeRRies • stRAwbeRRies

OPEN 7 Days a WEEk 9am-6:30pm

507- 765-4486 Hwy 52, Preston, MN

10 Year Anniversary

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Greenhouse & Floral

507-346-7440 720 N. Broadway • Spring Valley, MN

Rushford 864-7771 Houston 896-3127 St. Charles 932-4100 Lewiston 523-2277

Goodview / Winona 452-4241

Are you looking for a high quality brochure at the best possible price?

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wiLLie’S Grocery & Locker

Fountain, MN • 507-268-4488 Willie’s - Summer Sausage • Bologna Brats • Dried Beef • Jerky Custom Slaughter and Processing Willis J. Cambern Owner

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