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Fall Home


& Garden

September 2012

A special section of the Fillmore County Journal & Olmsted County Journal

Tackling tile, loving a new look By Wendy WilSon

Recognizing our

The pride and satisfaction derived from completing a home improvement project is realized each day - just by looking across the room. With a little sweat, hard work and some good design advice, an individual can save 30 to 40 percent of the cost of installing a tile floor if they do it themselves, according to tiling expert Jim Korsmo. Korsmo co-owns the Tile Superstore & More in Rochester with Lorrie Swancutt and Travis Prigge. “Now that summer’s over, I think everybody’s starting to look at the projects they left behind,” Korsmo says. “I think a lot of people are trying to get projects done before the holidays.” One such project is installing bathroom floor tile. Kor-

smo shared the relatively simple instructions to get the job done. The project takes two days. Estimated labor time is about 12 to 16 hours for a 40 to 50 squarefoot bathroom. Installing bathroom floor tile is “well within the realm of a do-it-yourselfer” he says, but he recommends assistance for updating other areas of the bath such as installing a shower. A professional is usually needed in the shower region because a rubber liner must be employed with careful attention to pitch and water-proofing. So, let’s get started. Installing the underlayment Thoroughly clean the area to be tiled. Next, trowel an underlayment thinset mortar to adhere fiberock to the plywood floor. Different adhesive methods may be

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Scheevel & Sons, Inc. levels off some dirt in a new housing development underway in Fountain, MN. Photo by Jason Sethre

New construction or remodeling? By Jade Sexton

In Fillmore County, the number of new houses being built has gone down a little in 2012. There are still people getting building permits for additions, garages, sheds, or farm buildings, but those numbers are also down slightly in 2012. In 2010, there were 294 building permits issued in Fillmore County, and 54 of those were for brand new homes. In 2011, 335 building permits were issued, and 49 were for brand new homes. So far in 2012, there have been 181 building permits issued. At this

time last year, the number was 240. There have been 20 new homes built in Fillmore County so far this year. The trend seems to be that more and more people are remodeling or adding on instead of constructing a new home. Many garages were put up, both attached and detached, and there are new sheds and farm buildings being built. The struggles with the economy have affected everyone, even the smaller communities, and people are being more cautious with their money. The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development report

that new home construction was up in July about 15 percent from July of 2011. Many reports say this is a sign that the economy is stabilizing, and things are looking up. Property costs have gone down, and record-low interest rates are helping to stimulate the economy in all areas of the country. Although things may have slowed down some this year for Minnesota, and other parts of the country, the hope is that next year there is some improvement, and that things will pick up in the construction industry, which will affect many other areas economically as well.

R&R Construction, LLC prepares to pour the foundation of a new home under construction in Fountain, MN. Photo by Jason Sethre


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Heat up Minnesota helping people stay warm this winter By Jade Sexton

Lennox Industries is teaming together with the businesses that sell their products to give away 100 free furnaces throughout Minnesota. VIS Plumbing and Heating in Lanesboro and Harmony is part of that giveaway. Mike Willford, son of owner John Willford, explained the dealerships are donating the materials to install the furnaces, and the installers are donating their time to put them in. “They are looking for somebody less fortunate, someone who has had a bad break, a military family, something that will pick them up and put them on the right track,” said Willford. This is the first year of the Heat up Minnesota program. According to Willford, the program was started in Wisconsin, where it was very successful. VIS Plumbing and Heating services heating and air conditioning in homes throughout

Fillmore and Houston counties. Willford said they would be putting one furnace in Fillmore County for sure. “The entry fees are due by September 15, and then on Heat up Minnesota day, all of the furnaces will be installed on October 6,” said Willford. “I talked to Lennox, and as of right now, there are 160 people that have entered in Minnesota,” said Willford. The new furnace is a really good deal for someone who needs proper and efficient heating this winter. The cost of the furnace depends on the size and the efficiency, but the more efficient furnaces will also decrease energy bills, as the cold Minnesota winters can also be a financial burden on homeowners. To nominate someone you feel is deserving of a new furnace for his or her home, go to and fill out an entry form. A committee from Lennox will be going over the entries and picking 100 deserving people.

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A Special Section of the Fillmore County Journal

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A new dining experience in Smoky River BBQ

Preston City Council sets preliminary budget and levy By Jade Sexton

Smoky River BBQ adds a new flavor to the city of Lanesboro at 101 Rivers Edge Road. The menu includes a wide variety of meats which are delicious and tender. Homemade salads If you are not hungry when and beans include more than your you walk in the door of Smoky average fresh ingredients, such as River BBQ, you will be when the broccoli bacon wild rice salad the aroma hits you. The smell of and smoked chicken salad. GarBBQ brings to mind summer pic- lic roasted potatoes are another nics and family gatherings. The choice of a side dish. The meal placement of the business next to includes a generous portion of the river in a quiet spot also sparks meat, cornbread and two sides at these memories. a reasonable price. Gene Lawston, Julie Meyer, and Smoky River BBQ has held Brett Stecher opened the busi- seafood boils in the past which ness in September of 2011 after were well received and occasionremodeling the building which ally hold prime rib nights. used to warehouse supplies and Smoky River BBQ owners have trucks belonging to the lumber- expansive plans for the future yard in Lanesboro years ago. which include a stage for bands By Barb Jeffers

to play, with thoughts of using the stage area as an outdoor movie theatre for “family nights” at some point. The upstairs of the restaurant is currently being remodeled with hopes to rent it out on a daily basis in the future. This area would be perfect for family reunions, birthday parties and such as it will have a full bathroom, kitchenette, and a deck overlooking the river. According to owner Gene Lawston, there are plans for horseshoe courts, a possible bocce ball area, as well as many other options for growth. Smoky River BBQ is also available for catering year-round and

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During a short meeting on September 4, 2012, the Preston City Council approved the preliminary levy for 2013 at $672,725. This comes out to an increase of 2.9 percent. It was noted that at that increase, a person with a home that is worth $100,000 would pay $20 more per year in property taxes. Mayor Kurt Reicks reminded the council that they couldn’t increase the levy or budget before it is finalized, but they can decrease it. The final will be set in December. The council approved a new five-year contract with S&S Sanitation. Owner Tony Severson went over a few changes from the previous contract. The cost will increase 0.5 percent each year. The senior citizens discount for people over 65 was $1.00 off and will now be $2.00 off. There is also a change from the 30-day notice to a 10-day notice. Photo by Barb Jeffers City Administrator Joe Hoffman explained that if S&S Sanitation will smoke any meat you bring stops their services, the city won’t them. Gene Lawston commented have to wait 30 days to find a that he has smoked wild turkeys replacement. He doesn’t foresee for people and thought that it any issues with this. would “be a good Thanksgiving Preston Public Works Director meal.” They have also smoked Jim Bakken explained the city’s trout and other types of fish at need to replace the civil defense customer request. sirens in order to be compliant Summer hours are Thursday with state narrow band requirethrough Sunday with expanded ments. They need to have two of hours coming next year. The busi- their four receivers upgraded. ness will close the week before A bid was approved from WhiteChristmas and will re-open the water Wireless to do the needed beginning of April 2013. work for $5,500. There is $2,500 Smoky River BBQ is locat- budgeted for 2012, and another ed at 101 Rivers Edge Road in $2,500 for 2013. Hoffman said Lanesboro, Minn. The number they may be able to budget less to call for Smoky River BBQ is (507) 467-RIBS (7427). See PRESTON Page 2 




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Monday, September 10, 2012

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Project America 79-day marathon run comes to Preston On Monday, September 10, marathon runner and veteran, Mike Ehredt, will arrive in Preston, one of 79 stops along his 79-day journey. Ehredt started out from International Falls on August 23 and is currently running a marathon a day in honor of fallen soldiers from the Afghanistan war. Mike starts his run every morning

around 6am and ends around 2pm, stopping every mile to plant a flag inscribed with the name of a fallen American soldier. His journey is scheduled to end on November 9 at the Gulf of Mexico in Galveston, Texas. Last year, Ehredt ran his first Project America Run starting on the Pacific Coast in

Astoria, Oregon, and ended on the Atlantic Coast in Rockland, Maine. Visit to learn more, or look him up on youtube. Those interested in meeting Mike and learning more about Ehredt’s Project America Run are invited to gather near the city park pavilion next to


the Preston Trailhead on the 10th at 3:30pm. Please bring a lawn chair if possible. Special thanks to the Trailhead Inn & Suites for providing Mike with a comfortable night’s rest so he can get up bright and early to run yet another marathon.

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Other business The council approved the consent agenda, which included the annual membership in the League of Minnesota Cities for 2013. It also included setting the date for the final levy approval for Tuesday, December 4, 2012, at 6:05 p.m. with a continuation on Monday, December 17.

Taste of the Trail and Fall Fest in Preston September 15 Bikers from near and far are invited to join in Preston’s “Taste of the Trail” event on Saturday, September 15 from 10am-3pm at the Preston Trailhead. Event schedule as follows: 10:15am-12:15pm – the “Root River Blue Grass Band” performs. Bikers are welcome to test taste a variety of local food samples while they last. Next

up –“LifeNeverEnns” performs polka, classical, and Old Time Gospel from 12:30-2:30pm. Interested bikers may also gather at the Trailhead from 10am-Noon to participate in a short bike ride led by a Forestville Naturalist, who will take bikers on a 20 minute tour along the river, sharing information about Preston’s

history, geology, plants and wildlife. Rides will leave every half hour. “Preston Fall Fest” events include a Pancake, Sausage, and Scrambled Egg Breakfast served by Preston Cub Scout Pack 67 at the United Methodist Church from 8-10:30am. For lunch the Servicemen’s Club is serving up their annual Chick-

en BBQ and all the fixin’s from 10:30am-2pm. Kids Day Events will be held on the lower side of the Courthouse Square from 11:30am1:30pm. Free snacks and drawings for prizes: seven new bikes, smoke detectors, Wii game system, Wii Fit Board, and more. See Sparky the Fire Dog, McGruff the Crime Dog, pet a

pony, and take an ambulance tour. End the evening at the Preston Firemen’s dance at the Servicemen’s Club starting at 8pm. “Flashback” performs live country, rock, ‘50s and ‘60s music. Purchase a Sportmen’s Raffle Ticket for a chance to win a 4-wheeler and trailer, or any one of 20 other prizes.

Sept. 15: Preston, Harmony Sept. 22: Rushford, Rushford Village, Houston Taste of the Trail Events September 15TH

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• 10:15-12:15 - Root River Blue Grass Band • 12:30-2:30 - LifeNeverEnns • At the Preston Trailhead from 10am-Noon: Come explore the Root River Trail with MN State Park Naturalist, Bob Storlie! • “Preston Fall Fest” • City Wide Garage Sales • The Preston Cub Scout Pack 67 is hosting a Pancake, Sausage, & Scrambled Eggs Breakfast at the United Methodist Church, 212 St. Anthony St. • The Preston Servicemen’s Club - Barbequed Chicken from 10:30am-2pm • KidsDay Events: 11:30am-1:30pm • Preston Firemen’s Dance starting at the Servicemen’s Club

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Your Challenge- Experience ExpoCulinaria 2012 “Bring it to the table,” is not just an engaging command or culinary taste bud invitation, but it will also prove an entertaining challenge for the upcoming professional chef cook-off in Rushford, MN. At the feature September 22nd attraction of ExpoCulinaria— An Experience in Taste, two “seasoned” chef ’s talents and knowledge will be put to the fire under the big top in downtown Rushford as they create an array of scrumptious appetizers, entrees and desserts. Utilizing an unknown pantry of food and surprise ingredients in a limited amount of time, the chefs will vie for top honors and prizes from a panel of judges. The winner must achieve the highest point score for presentation, creativity and taste. Returning to defend his 2011 winner title is Chef Douglas Dahlgren of LaCrosse, WI. Dahlgren attended the Art Institutes International Minnesota in Minneapolis, receiving an Associate’s degree in the Culinary Arts. While attending school, Dahlgren worked professionally at Barbette in uptown Minneapolis. Here he learned the importance of working with local farmers, and how to utilize local and seasonal ingredients in his menus. After graduation in 2005, Dahlgren began working at Signatures Restaurant in Winona, MN as a line cook,

quickly working his way up through the ranks; Lead Line Cook, Pastry Chef, Sous Chef, to the title of Executive Chef. He is currently Executive Chef at Culina Mariana Café at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in LaCrosse. Dahlgren believes fully in the farm to table concept by educating the public about where their food comes from. Also that we all have a responsibility in supporting our local economy by buying as much as we possibly can locally. Dahlgren doesn’t see this as a fad, but an ethical obligation. Chef Dahlgren’s approach to food, “Start with good fresh seasonal ingredients, animals raised by people you know, and do as little as possible to mess it up.” His 2012 competitor Chef Steven Burdey grew up in Green Bay, WI, and studied Education at Concordia University in Milwaukee, WI. In the midst of his book studies, Chef Burdey came to the realization of his love of and the desire to create with food. Chef Burdey has 25 years of restaurant experience, studying under Chef Kevin Cassidy of Currents Restaurant in Alma, WI. Most recently Chef Burdey studied with Chef Laurie Farley at Kate and Gracie’s Restaurant also in Alma, specializing in pastas and cheesecake. He is currently serving as Chef at

Perkins Restaurant in Winona, MN and serving as Consultant and Chef at Awakenings Coffee House also in Winona, MN. Newly married, Burdey lives in Rushford with his wife Kristin and children Annika, Gabe and Isaac. In his spare time, and at the encouragement of his wife, Burdey recently took on a role in Rushford’s 2012 RASA theatrical production ‘You Can’t Take it with You’. Burdey may well be hoping to prove he can take the winning prize with him. This busy Chef says, “I am excited and ready to take on the challenge of ExpoCulinaria 2012.” Gastronomic temptations for your pleasure can be sampled throughout downtown Rushford during the course of the 5-8 pm evening event. Included will be ethnic fare at Norsland Lefse including tasty lefse appetizers, Uffda Chips, specialty cheese and pastry samples and Spring Grove soda. The Creamery Pizza & Ice Cream will serve out flavorful pizza options, scrumptious cheesecake, Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream samples, 1919 Root Beer and specialty wine. At Shawnee’s Bar & Grill you will delight on scrumptious tenderloin tips and specialty beverages, while Stumpy’s Restaurant and Bar will serve up their awesome deep dish pizzas, yummy cucumber ranch appetizers and


specialty beer and wine. While devouring the jazz and mix music of Swing Inc. on the patio at Lynndyn Bridge Restaurant, don’t miss the luscious fun inside the banquet room at the Wine and Beer Tasting offered by Pam’s Off-Sale Liquor and area vendors. Additional lipsmacking selections will include cheeses and breads by Rushford Foods, savory scones, fabulous dessert and coffees by the Feed Mill Café-The Hoiland Mill, zesty Raspberry Chicken and Chicken Quesadillas by Lynndyn Bridge Restaurant, delectable cakes by Brenda Falkowski and Chelsea Lind, and a yummy chocolate fountain for fruit dipping. Rushford Foods IGA is planning exclusive ExpoCulinaria giveaways at their store, includ-

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ing a special coupon offer and best of all, one spin on the “Wheel of Gold” for prizes and cash. While you watch others take their chance, enjoy samples of their own in-store crafted meatball specialties. ExpoCulinaria door prize drawings for ticket holders, including a chance to win a Weber Grill, will be awarded during the evening. Tickets on sale now are limited. You may purchase your tickets in advance from any of the participating Rushford business vendors, which include the restaurants, Rushford Foods or Pam’s Off-Sale Liquor, or by visiting the website: www. chamber@rushfordchamber. com Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Don’t miss the fun. See you there!

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C ommentary The Road to the White House

to floods, fires, earthquakes, and other disasters. He seeks to reduce our involvement in war, bring home our troops, see that our military have the resources they need when they are fighting and healthcare and jobs when they return to civilian life. He believes we can ban assault weapons without infringing on Second Amendment rights. He has struggled with the problem of illegal immigration. While he has deported more aliens he has shown compassion to young people who grew up in this country and are here through no fault of their own. He has stepped up protection of our borders and increased drilling for oil. He stood up for workers bargaining rights and saved the auto industry. He supports developing alternative energy and energy conserva-

By Yvonne Nyenhuis I don’t know how the candidates feel, but “The Road to the White House” has been a long and painful experience to any Americans who are paying attention. The political machine is chewing us up, and on November 6, will spit us out. Once we cast our Yvonne vote we will Nyenhuis no longer be relevant and politicians will go back to ignoring us. The Republican convention was not about loving Mitt Romney, it was about hating Presi-

dent Obama. The Democratic convention was about loving President Obama. The coming election will establish which is stronger “hate” or “love”? Romney doesn’t appear to be “for” anything. He defined his campaign as “being against anything Obama is for!” Obama is for creating jobs, affordable Healthcare for all Americans, improving education, investing in research, protecting the environment, and women’s rights including equal pay with men in the workplace. He supports gay rights, respects science, and understands that our shrinking glaciers and climate change is a cause for concern. He will fund FEMA and maintain an agency that is ready to respond

Letter about frac study group To the Editor, I wish to make a correction in your coverage of the frac sand study group. When I spoke about the positive economic impacts of scenic highway designation I was not talking about our Scenic Highway #16. I was referring to a study

by the University of Minnesota on the Detroit Lakes Area scenic highway. The beauty of the Lake District brings in $38 million annually, including 635 jobs and $12.6 million in labor income. Our scenic treasure in Southeast Minnesota is even more spectacular than the Lake District. I suspect, therefore, that

the revenues and jobs generated by scenic highway #16 would be much greater. And these revenues and jobs are sustainable, but only as long as our Bluff Country stays beautiful. Donna Buckbee Rushford MN

Letter about frac sand To the Editor, I am concerned this frac sand business is capable of getting so big so fast, that many people beyond the land owner and few workers will be greatly affected. That is why we need good solid information for the townships, counties, and states to decide what each community is willing or not willing to live with in their neighborhood. I want the infrastructure, environment, scenery, water, air, noise, property values to not be irreversibly damaged. I want our citizens to keep control, and not allow a business to rape

oodles of acres in our area. For example, if we decide to allow this business, then lets limit the size and density of frac sand pits. A positive viewpoint is important on this frac sand mining issue. I suggest this viewpoint includes good studies of the entire issue. This business would bring economic increases for some land owners, and decreases for neighboring owners. Some jobs may be created, and others may be lost if we lose people not wanting to visit, retire, or live here because of scenery, traffic, noise, water, or air issues. Trading asset values is an important

balance. I am a dairy farmer from Canton, and a long time member of Land Stewardship Project (LSP). LSP is conservation-minded farmers, rural citizens and urban supporters that value and work for healthy soils, clean water and air, opportunities for young farmers to get started, revitalizing rural economies, affordable health care for all, township rights, and the preservation of our beautiful landscapes. Respectfully, Bonnie Haugen Canton, MN

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tion. He is for improving transportation and developing high speed rail. He is thoughtful and makes decisions based on facts instead of wishful thinking. He has the courage to make difficult choices where our national security is involved. I guess if Mitt Romney is “against everything that President Obama is for,” that he’s against all these things. So far I haven’t seen him take a stand on any moral issue and he changes his mind more often than he changes his socks!

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Government this week • Monday, Sept. 10, Lanesboro City Council, Lanesboro City Hall, 5:30 p.m. • Monday, Sept. 10, Chatfield City Council, Chatfield City Hall, 7:00 p.m. • Monday, Sept. 10, Rushford City Council, Rushford City Hall, 6:30 p.m. • Monday, Sept. 10, Spring Valley City Council, Spring Valley City Hall, 6:00 p.m. • Monday, Sept. 10, Houston City Council, City Hall, 7:30 p.m. • Monday, Sept. 10, Wykoff City Council, City Hall, 7:00 p.m. • Tuesday, Sept. 11, Peterson City Council, 6pm, City Hall • Tuesday, Sept. 11, Harmony City Council, Harmony City Hall, 7:00 p.m. • Tuesday, Sept. 11, Fillmore County Commissioners, Fillmore County Courthouse, 9:00 a.m. • Wednesday, Sept. 12, Mabel City Council, Mabel City Hall, 7 p.m. • Wednesday, Sept. 12, Peterson City Council, Peterson City Hall, 5:00 p.m. • Monday, Sept. 17, Kingsland School Board, 7:00 p.m. • Monday, Sept. 17, Rushford-Peterson School Board, Rushford Computer Room, 6:30 p.m. •Monday, Sept. 17, Chatfield School Board, 7pm, High School Media Center Schedule subject to change.

Election letters to the editor In an effort to provide clear election coverage and information about candidates for our readers, the Journal has the following schedule and policies: • The Journal will print letters to the editor supporting a candidate or an issue in the November 6 General Election beginning on July 2. All letters must be written in a respectful manner. No election-related letters will be printed in the October 29 or November 5 issues of the Journal. • Letters should be clear and concise and must not exceed 150 words. Letters longer than 150 words may not be printed. All letters must include hometown address and daytime telephone number of the writer. • The Journal will not print form letters, unsolicited op-ed pieces or letters sent through a candidates campaign office. • Due to space limitations, the Journal may not be able to print all letters. Letters not printed in the Journal, will be posted on our website • The Journal reserves the right to edit all letters for clarity and length. Send letters to the editor to: or Fillmore County Journal, PO Box 496, Preston, MN 55965 or fax 507-765-2468.

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C ommentary Unencumbered by the Facts on personal income seemed to have increased tax receipts. It’s believed that was not the case with the corresponding reduction in corporate taxes. But the Bush-era tax cuts were clearly disasterous to revenues.  We are well below the marginal rate at which we could cut taxes and grow our way out of the deficit.  But the Republicans continue to insist to the contrary. Here’s an idea! Let’s reduce the tax rate to zero! Medicine. Consider the comments of Todd Akin, Missouri Senate hopeful, about “legitimate rape.” He still meant “forcible rape,” which incomprehensibly assumes not all rape is actual rape and insultingly imagines that women might claim “rape” to justify sexual relations. It’s in the Republican Platform! It’s the other part of Akin’s comments that illustrate  the point: his claim that a woman’s body shuts down to prevent pregnancy in a rape. This is medi-

By David Hansen Near as I can tell, that’s the campaign theme of the Republican effort this year. It seems a bit weak when compared to classics from the past, like “It’s Morning in America,” “Yes We Can” and “Hope and Change.” This is a group that has publicly avowed that they will not “be dictated by fact-checkers.” I give them points for honesty, David Hansen I’m just not comfortable with that as a leadership policy. Here are but a few examples: Economics: Supply-side economics is a valid piece of the whole field, but the idea that reducing marginal tax rates automatically increases tax revenues is faulty. There is a point in the tax rate at which that is true; the first year of the Reagan-era tax cuts

Garrison Keillor Returns to Lanesboro

Wednesday, September 19 at the Lanesboro Community Center

Admission is $20, cash or check. No advance ticket sales. Dine before the show at a local eatery. Visit for restaurant listing.

• 6:00pm Doors Open • 6:15pm Pre-show lineup of ravereview local musicians • 7:30pm The Main Event, a DFL Fundraiser featuring Garrison Keillor’s original homegrown humor. Sharing the stage will be Minnesota DFL legislative candidates Ken Tschumper and Jack Krage.

Stop by the Voter Registration Station Open to all eligible unregistered voters before and after show.

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Presidential candidate Paul Ryan. They say the economic stimulus plan was ineffective after working diligently to reduce its impact. It is important to remember this: in budget negotiations last year, the proposals offered by President Obama would reduce the deficit twice as fast as the Republican/Ryan plan would have. The Democrats are the party of fiscal responsibility. Republicans will offer no specifics as to how they will achieve increase defense spending, preservation of Social Security while again cutting taxes/reducing tax receipts. None. There again, no facts. The most effective speech of the Republican Convention, according to one poll, was that of Clint Eastwood speaking to a chair. But

cally untrue. But this belief persists, because they want to believe it. They have to believe it, or the Republican Platform that dictates what a woman can do with her own body, even in a rape situation, would seem extraordinarily cruel. Science. Forget it (as many Republicans have). I can’t even begin; the Olmsted County Journal has a limited budget for newsprint. So let’s look at the latest Republican claims; see if you can spot the “irregularities.” It’s easier than, say, running a marathon in under three hours. Mitt Romney is saying “Obama quietly ended work requirements for welfare.” In fact, he strengthened them in a time when jobs are hard to come by. He approved waivers for five states that redirected the efforts to job-building programs, keeping the welfare-to-work program alive. Mitt Romney supported this as well just months ago, though finding that Romney disagrees with Romney is not news. They mourn the lowering of the nation’s credit rating, never mentioning that rating was lowered because the House Republicans signaled that the country might not pay its debt during the debt-ceiling debacle. They fault Obama for not adopting the Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction plan, even though it was killed by a group of Republicans - led by Vice

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Obituaries Edna B. Anderson Edna B. Anderson, age 93, of Mabel, Minnesota died Saturday, September 1, 2012, at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel. Edna was born April 15, 1919, in Newburg, Minnesota to Roy and Clara (Skorgen) Iverson. She attended the Newburg School and graduated from the Mabel High School. On August 30, 1938, she married Ordell Anderson in Waukon, Iowa. They farmed in Preble Township, Fillmore County, Minnesota for several years until Ordell’s passing in 1984. She resided on the farm with their son, Calvin, until 2006 when she became a resident of the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel. She was a member of the Newburg United Methodist Church and the Newburg Garden Club, and enjoyed her flower garden and trips with Ordell on the Harley Davidson motorcycle. Edna is survived by four children Jean (Shorty) Betz of Caledonia, Carolyn (Lorris) Siewert of Lake City, and Linda Hillman and Calvin Anderson both of Mabel; eleven grandchildren; twenty-seven greatgrandchildren; two great-greatgrandchildren; a brother LeRoy (Jean) Iverson of Decorah, Iowa; and sister-in-law Audrey Iverson

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of Mabel. She was preceded in death by her husband Ordell; a great-granddaughter Taylor Johnson; daughter-in-law Ann Anderson; brother Wallace Iverson; and sister Gladys Franklin. Funeral services were Tuesday, September 4, 2012, at the Newburg United Methodist Church in rural Mabel with Pastor David Stoeger, officiating. Burial was in the Choice Cemetery. Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel handled arrangements. Elaine Mae Ellinghuysen Carlson Elaine Mae Ellinghuysen Carlson, 84, went home to her Lord and was reunited with her husband, Rocky, and son, Bruce, on Thursday, August 30, 2012, at Winona Health in Elaine Mae Winona, MN. Ellinghuysen Elaine was Carlson born May 22, 1928, in Hillsdale Township, Winona County, MN, to Paul and Elna (Braatz) Ellinghuysen. She met the love of her life, Rockwell “Rocky” B. Carlson, and was married April 3, 1948, in Winona, MN. Elaine and Rocky settled in Rushford, MN where they made their home for over 60 years.

Along with being a homemaker, Elaine worked for Julsrud Grocery and clerked for over 30 years at Christienson’s Pharmacy in Rushford. Elaine was a member of Rushford Lutheran Church and had been a member of the church’s women’s group and circle. Elaine loved to travel with her husband Rocky, play cards, and especially loved family gatherings and spending time with her grandchildren. Survivors include her son, Dean (Jeanine) Carlson of Overland Park, KS; five grandchildren, Angela (James) Smith of Autryville, NC; Chanel Carlson of Rushford, MN; Joshua Carlson of Overland Park, KS; Andrew (Krystal) Carlson of Rochester, MN; and Matthew Carlson of Overland Park, KS; great-grandchildren, Maggie, Noah, Mason and Siri; three siblings, Vernice (Reuben) Alitz of Inver Grove Heights, MN; Irene Nerison of Osseo, MN; and Merlin (Pat) Ellinghuysen of Winona, MN; and several nieces and nephews. Elaine was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Rocky, and son, Bruce. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, at Rushford Lutheran Church with the Reverend Roger Michaelson officiating. Burial will be at the Rushford Lutheran Cemetery. Hoff Funeral Home in Rushford

Call the FCJ at 507-765-2151 to advertise or offer news tips! handled arrangements. Elizabeth M. Hare Elizabeth Hare, age 81, formerly of the Wykoff and Fillmore, Minn. area died Friday August 31, 2012, at the Ostrander Care Center where she had resided for about four years. She was born May 14, 1931, in Fillmore Twp, Minn. to Enos and Dora (Fraser) Moon. She attended and graduated from Wykoff High School in 1949 and was united in marriage to Floyd Hare on February 3, 1950, in Preston, Minn. and together had three children; Eugene, Denise and Sandra. Elizabeth was active in the Mission Society at her church and enjoyed playing cards, fishing, doing crafts and mushroom hunting but most of all she enjoyed spending time with family and having her grandchildren over to spend the night. She always grew a huge garden to help support her family and always watched over her elderly neighbors. She also was a member of the birthday club, the local card club and the American Legion Auxiliary for many years. She is survived by two daughters; Denise (Gary) Schwartz of Wykoff, Minn. and Sandra Hare Kern of Wykoff, a daughter-inlaw Sue Thompson of Racine, Minn.; seven grandchildren; Tanya Drewes, Joleen Schwartz, Amanda Himli, Tyler Thomp-

son, Jesse Kern, Amy Schwartz and Bridget Ramaker, 18 greatgrandchildren, one great-great grandson, two sisters, Donna (Roger) Zwart of Longville, Minn.; and Monna Clemmons of Eau Claire, Wisc., two brothers, Omri Moon of New Egypt, NJ and Nevin (Betty) Moon of Rochester, Minn.; and a sisterin-law Jean Moon of Wykoff, Minn. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Floyd in 2009, one son Eugene David Hare, four great-grandchildren, one sister Alice Hare and a brother Donavon Moon. Funeral services for Elizabeth M. Hare were held Wednesday September 5, 2012, at the Fillmore Free Methodist Church in Fillmore, Minn. with the Rev Mike Hopper officiating. Burial was in the Fillmore Cemetery. Clarence M. Hegna Clarence M. Hegna, age 94, of Mabel, Minnesota, a former longtime farmer from the Amherst area, died Sunday, September 2, 2012, at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel. Clarence was born March 10, 1918, in rural Whalan, Minnesota to Christ and Marie (Rein) Hegna. He took over farming at age 17 when his father died suddenly. At a young age he went to See OBITUARIES Page 7 

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

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North Dakota to help with the harvest, but returned to farming in the rural Whalan and Peterson areas. He was married to Helen Larson, who passed away, and then married Rosella Arends who also passed away. He was a member of the Elstad Lutheran Church, served on the Amherst Township Board for several years, and after retiring enjoyed traveling and especially dancing. He has been a resident at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel since 2010. Clarence is survived by two nephews, Roger Torgerud of Stewartville and Ken (Bonnie) Torgerud of Rushford; three nieces Ilene (Richard) Peterson of Mabel; LeAnne Lauden of Onalaska, Wisconsin; and Deborah (Mark) Rasmussen of Rushford; and many grand nieces and nephews, several good friends and dancing partners. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers Leonard and Miner; a sister and brother –in-law Mildred and Howard Torgerud; two nieces and their husbands Marilyn and Lendell Lund and Janice and Vern Norby; and a nephew Hilton Torgerud. Funeral services were Wednesday, September 5, 2012, at the Elstad Lutheran Church in rural Lanesboro, Minnesota with the Rev. Kay Wold officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel is assisting with arrangements.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that anyone over the age of six months receive a seasonal flu vaccine each year as soon as it becomes available. It is especially important for you to receive vaccination if you have asthma, diabetes, chronic lung disease, are pregnant, age 65 and older, or if you live with or care for others who are at high risk of developing serious complications if exposed to the flu. New this year, Fillmore County Public Health will be offering both seasonal influenza injections and nasal mist to the public at clinics held the

following dates, times, and locations. •Monday, September 17 from 12:00 to 7:00 PM at the Fillmore County Office Building, 902 Houston Street NW, Preston, MN. •Tuesday, September 18 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Fillmore County Office Building, 902 Houston Street NW, Preston, MN. •Tuesday, September 18 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the American Legion Club, 114 North Main Street, Mabel, MN. •Monday, September 24 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM at the Community Center – Library Activity Room, 225 3rd

with a Minnesota Health Care Plan can receive the flu vaccination free of charge if all health insurance cards are presented at the clinic. Avenue SW, Harmony, MN. •Thursday, September 27 from 3:30 To make your experience quicker, to 6:30 PM at the Lanesboro Elemen- wear a short sleeve shirt and bring the tary School located at 100 Kirkwood age-appropriate completed vaccination form with you to a clinic. If you East, Lanesboro, MN. •Tuesday, October 2 from 11:00 to would like to complete your influenza 1:00 PM at the Thurber Building, 21 vaccine paper work in advance go to and Second Street SE, Chatfield, MN. •Thursday, October 11 from 9:30 print the appropriate child or adult to 10:30 AM at the Community Cen- form. Bring the form along with all ter, 226 Gold Street North, Wykoff, health insurance cards or other payment to the clinic with you. For more MN •The cost of the flu vaccination is information about flu vaccinations, $25.00 each. Adults with Medicare call Fillmore County Public Health Part B and/or Medicare Advantage at 507-765-3898 or visit http://www. Plans and both adults and children

SEMAC awards arts grants On August 21, 2012, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Inc. (SEMAC) awarded 28 grants for a total of $110,025 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included sixteen McKnight Individual Artist Grants for $74.585, seven General Operating Support Grants to arts organizations for $25,440, and five Artists in Education Grants for $10,000. SEMAC is the State Arts Board-designated granting authority for local/regional arts producing and sponsoring organizations and disburses funds allocated for this purpose by the Minnesota State Legislature. The SEMAC region includes the counties of Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston,

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3rd Annual Tasty Temptations Calling all the Best Cooks of Bluff Country! The Fillmore County Journal is sponsoring a cooking competition that will result in a selection of the top three recipes in each of the following categories: Gift CertifiCates - Appetizers & Beverages Total contest payout of sponsored by: $765 in gift certificates just - Soups, Salads & Vegetables in time for the holidays to - Main Dishes & Casseroles spend at Harmony Foods, all the Best Cooks of Bluff Country! - Calling Meat, Poultry & Seafood Preston Foods and - Breads & Rolls Rushford Foods. The Fillmore County Journal is sponsoring a - Pies, Pastries & Desserts *Participants may win in more cooking competition that will result in a selection of the - top Cakes, Cookies & Candy than one category. three recipes in each of the following categories: - Dips, Sauces & Spreads

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- Meat, Poultry Contest Rules: & Seafood 1. Participants may enter one - Breads & Rolls recipe per category based on Name: *Participants may win in more - Pies, Pastries & Desserts the categories listed above. than one category. - Cakes, Cookies & Candy 2. No purchase required. 3. Entries may be delivered to the - Dips, Sauces & Spreads Address: Fillmore County Journal office at - Special Diet P.O. Box 496, Preston, MN, 55965. (i.e. gluten-free, egg-free, shellfish-free, peanut free, milk-free, etc.) 4. Must use original entry form from the Fillmore County Journal. 5. Entries must be postmarked or Contest Rules: E-Mail: delivered to the County 1. Participants mayFillmore enter one recipe per category based on the categories listed above. office required. no later than 2.Journal No purchase Phone: October 24, 2012. 3. Entries may be delivered to the Fillmore County Journal office 6. Businesses contest, at P.O.excluded Box 496, from Preston, MN, 55965. residential only. Sethre Media 4. Must use original entry form from the FillmorePlEASE County Journal. SuBMIT THIS ENTRy FORM Group, employees excluded MayInc. enter as often as you like. AlONG wITH yOuR RECIPE competition. 5. from Entries must be postmarked or delivered to the Fillmore County Journal office 7. Recipe and taste testing to be held at Harmony Foods on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 from no judging later than November 3, 2010. 6:00pm-7:00pm. 6. Businesses excluded from contest, residential only. 8. The top three recipes of each will be published in the November 19, 2012 Sethre Media Group, Inc. category employees excluded from competition. “Top Chefs of the Region.” 7. The top three selected winners of each category will be asked to provide a sample of thewill food for judges finalize theand placement of those top three accordingly. The judges conduct theirtotaste tests, the following prizes will bewinners, awarded per category: The1st judges will conduct their taste tests, and the following prizes will be awarded per category: Place will receive a $50 gift certificate for use at 1st Place willFoods, receive aPreston $50 gift Foods certificate use at Harmony Harmony andfor Rushford Foods Foods, Preston Foods and Rushford Foods 2nd Place will receive a $25 gift certificate for use at Harmony 2nd Place will receive a $25 gift certificate for use at Foods, Preston Foods and Rushford Foods 3rd Place willFoods, receivePreston a $10 giftFoods certificate use at Harmony Harmony and for Rushford Foods Foods, Preston Foods and Rushford Foods

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A Playwright for All Seasons—Ibsen and An Enemy of the People By Rachel Hammer Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People is a 19th century Norwegian socia l-problem play examining what happens to the political minority in times of crisis. Ibsen asks how those at the ideological outposts of society treated when their views clash with the majority under the spotlight? What is truth without power? Dr. Stockmann, a citizen in the Norwegian equivalent of Pine Island, MN, discovers that the community bathing springs are contaminated with dangerous toxins. As the town’s doctor, he believes it is his duty to alert the public. Because the springs are small town’s

only tourist attraction, Stockmann’s brother, the mayor, wants to keep the health report quiet. What ensues is a political dog fight between the town doctor, the mayor, the popular press, Stockmann’s wife and children, and eventually, the whole town as pressure builds and societal discomfort is systematically concentrated upon one f i g u r e — t he truth teller. Ibsen wrote An Enemy of the People, Arthur Miller says, as a response to widespread disapproval of his play Ghosts. To Victorian audiences, Ghosts was shocking and sordid because the characters were susceptible to venereal disease despite their moral lifestyles.

Ibsen had hoped Ghosts would be regarded as revolutionary, when instead, it was regarded as revolting. So in Dr. Stockmann’s character, it is not hard to see a pride-aching Ibsen peeking through the mask. Stockmann believes he offers the public the truth. When the truth is refused by the majority, he becomes the “enemy of the people” for holding fast to it. In literature as retaliation, I muse upon where to draw the line between the charm of an appropriate touché and the immaturity/awkwardness of an overextended backlash. In this case, Ibsen not only uses the play to backlash, but he drives a freight train with the I’m Right! caboose straight through the theater. Stockmann’s righteous tirades go on and on. He will not stand for the “colossal stupidity of the authorities!” Ibsen seems to be speaking on his own behalf in speeches like the following: “I propose to raise a revolution against the lie that the majority has the monopoly of the truth. . . These ‘majority truths’ are like last year’s cured meat—like rancid, tainted ham; and they are the origin of the moral scurvy that is rampant in our communities!” This point is salient when first made. It is diluted as Dr. Stockmann returns to it


again and again and again. Fortunately, Arthur Miller stripped many of these repetitive speeches in his 1950 adaptation, and because he updated some of Ibsen’s antiquated references, trimmed the ending (three acts instead of five), and focused the plot (rather than Ibsen’s personal agenda regarding Ghosts), I recommend the Miller version of the play rather than any earlier translation. There are instances in the text, however, that could be construed as though Ibsen intentionally wrote Dr. Stockmann’s character going too far (Stockmann says the antagonistic majority ought to be “razed to the ground” and “exterminated like vermin” for disapproving of him and rejecting of the truth). Perhaps Ibsen did so to exhibit his own repentant self-awareness, to suggest that in his reaction to the critics of Ghosts he too went too far. Late in the

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play, Dr. Stockmann devolves to exude nauseating grandiosity, likening himself to a savior figure, or a prophet with a “great revelation” to deliver unto the people. The people react strongly, labeling Stockmann blasphemous (verbatim commentary from Ghosts reviews); perhaps Ibsen was suggesting that the people were right in saying so. Regardless of Ibsen’s personal agenda for this play, it is a fascinating read for an audience 130 years after An Enemy of the People debuted (1882) who will realize that frustration with corrupted leadership, choke-chain tethering (Ibsen calls “moderation”) of the individual autonomy to the public interest, and danger for those holding views contrary to the majority are ageless issues— in fact, they seem to be seizing front and center stage as we take our seats in the public theater for another election season.


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Fillmore County Sports A heated affair

By Paul Trende

It was hot outside during the day. It was sultry in the gym at night. It was only fitting the Chatfield/Rushford-Peterson volleyball match was a heated affair. In the 3-Rivers conference

opener, everyone got lathered up (spectators included). Amy Todd’s 7 kills and a trio of R-P runs (5-0, 3-0, 4-0), the last to end the set, enabled the Trojans to grab the first game 25-21. Chatfield rebounded, emphatically, winning set two 25-8. The Trojans returned to set #1’s form, keyed by Todd again (7 kills).

R-P took a 2-1 advantage with a 25-16 tally. Chatfield rebounded, doing a retread of set #2. They began with 7-1 and 16-10 leads, only for R-P to tie the contest at 18. With the score 19-18 Chatfield, the Gophers were propelled by Kirsten Keefe. The sophomore got three straight kills/Gopher

points, extending the lead to 22-19. The effort staved off the R-P comeback and, with a 25-20 victory, forced a deciding set. There, the good luck charm for each team, the south end of the court, seemed lucky again. R-P bolted ahead 5-1, but the Goph’s would pull even at 10. The set would see ties from there to 15. Chatfield staved off two R-P set/ game points (14-13, 15-14). The Gophers ended with the final three points, the last a kill by senior Bailey Hilgren to pull off the lucky-end-of-the-court nixing comeback victory, 17-15. Todd was a one-woman attack machine with 30 kills (versus

only two errors). She also had six ace blocks and 11 digs. Her setter, Emily Wade had 39 assists. But it was Chatfield’s depth/ balance, an emerging trend this year, which catapulted the Gophers to a 3-0 record. Eleven players notched kills. Keefe and MaKenzie Miller had 8, Hilgren, Brook Irish, and Maddy Kammer 7. Kileigh Dudek led the Gophers with 33 assists and was 23-23 serving with 3 aces. Liberos Alex Duxbury (36 digs) and Kendra Crawford (18 digs) led their clubs defensively. Burros/Anderson Hold Off


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‘Canes In the early going of the 9-man non-conference matchup between SEC foes Lanesboro and Houston, it looked as if the home Burros were going to run away with it. They marched down the field on their first drive and scored (a 3-yard Niko Anderson jaunt). Early in the 2nd quarter, it was Anderson again, from 69-yards away. The run (with 2-point conversion) gave Lanesboro a 16-0 lead. But Houston said, “hold on.” On their very next offensive play, Jake Englund broke off a 62-yard TD run. With 2-point conversion, it was 16-8. It was “game on.” After relinquishing 150 yards to Anderson alone in the first half, Houston held the Burros entire team in the red in the 3rd quarter. Offensively, the Canes had a trio of red zone opportunities. Times one (fumble) and two (downs) came up empty, but after a Burro fumble at their own 9-yardline, the third time didn’t. Peter Jergensen’s 3-yard plow pulled his Houston to within two at 16-14 early in the fourth. The 2-point play was stopped though. Burro sophomore safety (back-up-turnedstarting QB, per a Garret Boggs injury) Will Semmen corralled Jergensen short of the goal-line. The stop proved critical. Houston got one more opportunity in Burro territory, but they were turned away on downs. Anderson, who opened the scoring,

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capped it. His sack/safety of Houston QB Christian Sires cinched it. The Burros got victory #1 in game #1, 18-14. Shifty Niko carried the ball 33 times for 205 yards, 2 TD’s, a 2-point conversion, and the safety, or 16 of Lanes’ 18 points. The Burros had 4 turnovers (to Houston’s one) and didn’t complete a pass (the ‘Canes completed two). Mabel Extravaganza Has Familiar Ending The Mabel-Canton Labor Day Volleyball Classic is officially five years old. Year five, like years one, two, three, and four before it, offered two harmonies; a bevy of early season, skill honing volleyball action, in rapid-fire fashion, and a familiar title game result. Squads from Waukon, Brainerd, Houston, Winona-Cotter, Spring Grove, and Rushford-Peterson all joined the host Cougars. The day began, at least in the main high school gym in Mabel, with two familiar county foes, R-P and M-C hooking up. The Cougars came out on top in the two set affair (per the pool-play tourney format) 25-10 and 25-17. From that point on, it was a long road for the two teams to play each other again. For the Trojans, they had to recover from the loss. They narrowly topped Brainerd (25-20, 21-25), getting the “W” via scoring more points in defeat. R-P then downed Winona-Cotter (25-21, 25-12), Houston (25-12, 26-24), and Waukon (29-27, 25-19), before splitting a match with Spring Grove (2325, 25-14) but getting the “W” via the same criterion as earlier.

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Monday, September 10, 2012 It left them with a set win-loss record of 8-4, a match winloss record of 5-1. Meanwhile, the host Cougars rolled through Cotter (25-15, 25-15), Brainerd (25-15, 25-12), Waukon (25-11, 25-19), Spring Grove (25-17, 25-12), and Houston (25-14, 25-23), ending with unblemished set (12-0) and match (6-0) records. It meant that the same two county schools that opened the day playing each other at 8:30 ended it playing around 4:30. The result was the same as at 9:00 and in the four previous years’ title games. Mabel-Canton, with more angles to attack from and a team that looks awfully good less than a week into the regular season (they aren’t ranked #8 in Class A for nothing), dispatched with R-P 25-15 and 25-16 (best of three format). The usual suspects, Belle Sand (43 kills, 58 digs), Lydia Geving (35 kills, 33 digs, 11 aces), Carly McCabe (120 assists, 29 kills, 8 aces), and Christine Lee (48 digs) led the champs. For R-P, Emily Wade set up Amy Todd a lot (stats incomplete). M-C is 8-0 on the season. R-P is 6-3. Football 9-31 Dover-Eyota 14, Chatfield 37 (C: Jake Neis 14 carries, 156 yards, 2 TD’s; Justin Viss 7 carries, 88 yards, TD ; Alex Haffner 8 carries, 34 yards, 2 TD’s; Nate Skare rushing TD; Gophers had 375 rushing yards. D-E: Brady Boynton 5 receptions, 74 yards, TD, 2-pointer. Gophers led 18-0 after Qtr #1) Fillmore Central 6, WabashaKellogg 0 (FC: Devon Block 27 carries, 105 yards; Dan Gatzke 8 carries, 61 yards, TD; Andy Coyle blocked punt set up a Gatzke 1-yard run for the game’s only score in 3rd quarter. W-K: Austin Baab 17 carries, 87 yards. TO’s: W-K 3, FC 0) Rushford-Peterson 6, Lewiston-Altura 20 (R-P: Tyler McClellan 9 carries, 46 yards, 5-15 passing, 96 yards, TD; Charlie Krambeer 53-yard TD catch for Trojan’s score; Cole Kingsley 2 carries, 47 yards, 2 receptions, 29 yards. L-A: Sheldon Knutson 12 carries, 146 yards, TD. Score was 7-6 after three) Mabel-Canton 6, Spring Grove 60 (M-C: Hunter Johnson 17 carries, 145 yards, TD. Cougar’s lone score came on a Johnson 85-yard TD run in the 4th quarter. SG: Josh Olerud 157 yards, 3 TD’s rushing) Kingsland 14, Sleepy Eye 27 (K: Marshall Oeltjen 16 carries, 83 yards, TD; Lenny Moore 9 carries, 40 yards, 3 receptions, 27 yards; Jacob Rindels 11-27 passing, 92 yards, 4 INT’s, TD rushing. Teams combined for 10 TO’s. Knights had 7. An Indian TD at the 8:00 mark of the 4th gave Sleepy Eye a 27-6 lead) Volleyball 8-28 LeRoy-Ostrander 0, #8(A) M-C 3 > 25-14, 25-17, 25-15 (M-C: B. Sand 13 kills, 16 digs; C. McCabe 31 assists, 13 digs, 5 kills; C. Lee 5 aces, 9 digs. Coug’s avenge only loss to SEC team in 2011)


Winona-Cotter 1, R-P 3 > 25-17, 21-25, 25-18, 25-20 (R-P: A. Todd 17 kills, 15 digs, 8 aces, 4.5 blocks; E. Wade 28 assists, 4 aces; K. Crawford 13 digs, 4 aces. Trojans had 23 aces) Lanesboro 1, GlenvilleEmmons 3 > 29-27, 27-29, 22-25, 24-26 (L: Madison Ming 8 kills, 4 blocks; Olivia Haug 6 kills, 5 blocks; Linnea Thiss 12 assists, Kiah Hongerholt 8 digs. Burros led most of sets two and four only to fall. G-E: Madi Ziebell 13 kills. Burros are 0-2 overall, 0-1 in SEC play) Rochester-Mayo 1, Chatfield 3 > 23-25, 25-15, 25-12, 25-20 (C: A. Duxbury 23 digs, 9 aces; K. Dudek 12 assists, 5 aces; B. Irish 9 kills. Gophers led set #1 20-13 but gave up 6-0 and 5-0 runs at the end) 8-30 Kingsland 0, #2 in AA Stewartville 3 > 10-25, 9-25, 21-25 (K: Jessi Kaster 10 digs, 3 (of 4 total Kingsland) kills. Contest was season opener for both teams) #14(A) FC 0, #11(AA) Caledonia 3 > 22-25, 16-25, 23-25 (FC: Taylor Case 19 digs, 13 kills; Morgan Malley 23 assists, 4.5 blocks. C: Emma Lange 15 kills; Taylor Winjum 34 assists. FC is 1-1 overall, 0-1 in 3-Rivers) Cross Country 9-27


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and Sue Hovey of Preston, Minn. She is a 2010 graduate of Winona State University with a degree in Business Administration, Human Resources and Training and Development. She is currently a continuing medical education specialist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Kyle is the son of Larry and Mary Nolan of Harmony, Minn. and Tris and Pat Tollefson of Preston, Minn. He is a 2010 graduate of Winona State University with a degree in Elementary Education. He is currently teaching 5th grade at Chatfield Elementary School in Chatfield, Minn. He is also coaching 8th Hovey ~ Tollefson Sierra Hovey and Kyle Tollefson grade football. are pleased to announce their The couple will be marengagement and upcoming mar- ried September 22, 2012, at Greenfield Lutheran Church in riage. Sierra is the daughter of Wayne Harmony, Minn.

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Ostrander City Council meeting The monthly meeting of the Ostrander City Council was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Deputy Mayor Vernon Thompson. Mayor Linda Schwenn was absent. Approval of Consent Agenda The agenda stated that Pam Kunert was absent, but she was not. Motion by Kunert, and seconded by Nesler and unanimously carried to accept the consent agenda. VISITORS Pauline King, John Schraeder, Kim Nesler, Heidi Jones, Pam Kunz, Erin Brugh, 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 Sign Retroreflectivity Evaluation and Maintenance Policy— (August is when we will know more) Councilmember Thompson


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was wondering if there should be some reimbursement from Rural Fire Dept for the insurance on their vehicles? This will be discussed further in September when the Mayor returns Cement barriers for donated Lund property—$3,600 for 12; Rhonda contacted Red Man Construction $3,412.24 for 29 Bollards—Rhonda will get some cost ideas on planters; planters are quite expensive. Rhonda will contact the Spring Valley Greenhouse and get some cost idea’s for hedges. NEW BUSINESS Planning Commission meeting/hearing review. Zoning Ordinance, Comp Plan, and Zoning Map, Approval?— Motion by Kunert, and seconded by Nesler and unanimously carried to adopt the Zoning Ordinance, Comp Plan, and Zoning Map and make it effective September 1. Council Member Thompson was wondering about the city keeping the cop car (Crown Vic) and taking off the decals and city employees use it for trainings and errands so won’t need to pay mileage, just gas. After much discussion, it was decided not to move ahead with this and for Tom Mosher (Police Chief ) to move ahead with posting and getting sealed bids. Should we get the soda machine in place at 306 Main Street since the council was in agreement in March? There is an M & A vending which has machines in Spring Valley and LeRoy, their machines hold the 24 oz bottles of soda, have Coke and Pepsi products, sell for $1.25 and we get 15 percent of the profit (which is the same as Pepsi machines). Council

was in agreement since it was approved in March, 2012. Election Judge—Rhonda is not able to be considered an election judge so either we find one more person to fill that position or stay with three and check with Bloomfield about taking care of the voting machines. Rhonda does still need to be present to oversee and answer questions. Rhonda did contact Bloomfied and Norma said that would be OK. They will take care of setting up the machines (which is the duty of the 4th judge). I will just need to find one more Election Judge and get them trained by the November 6th election. The group putting together Uff Da Days were wondering about the money donated and raised to be kept by the city and someone from their planning committee. Then that money would always be for Uff Da Days and not get lost. Rhonda contacted Ben and he said this would be fine. Motion by Start, and seconded by Nesler and unanimously carried to keep the checkbook at City Hall for Uff Da Days. Trinity is getting new chairs. It was questioned if we would like some folding chairs for the new office, depending on the price. This will be discussed later, once a price has been decided on. It was questioned wondering if the city would be interested in doing a Community Garden. There is land out by the sewer plant that isn’t really used for anything. Rhonda has gotten information on Community Gardens from a couple other cities. If this is something we would be interested in, maybe the planning commission could


work on it with the city. Since summer is almost over, we can look at this closer next year. OTHER Candidate filing period for November 6, 2012, General Election is July 31 through August 14 at City Hall. Office hours are from 7 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday. On August 14, I will be at the Community Center for the Primary election but I need to have any filings turned in by 5 p.m. The primary election (August 14) and General election (November 6). Council member Nesler commented that it was posted late. Just for your information: 2013 LGA isn’t being reduced at this time for Ostrander Orkin has sent a thank you to the City of Ostrander Ace Communications Group has sent a notice effective August 23rd of added HD channels being added to their HD line-up at no extra cost. And SD channel 85 to their expanded video package at no extra cost, too. There is a letter from Kelly

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Wagner, City Attorney, regarding the squad car viewing on Tuesday, July 31. Some were worried this would be in violation of the open meeting law. There is also a letter from Kelly Wagner, regarding candidates for election (conflict of interest). Rhonda received notice that $261 was credited to our insurance premium for removing the Fire Truck. Now we just need to get the notice for the new squad car. LeRoy Blood Drive—Wednesday, August 15 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. @ the Community Center in LeRoy. Spring Valley Ag Days, August 19 @ 1 p.m. There are going to be Mud Bogs located behind Grafe Auction (free to spectators) Jimmie will be gone from September 9th to the 14th and return on the 15th. Motion by Start, seconded by Kunert and unanimously carried to adjourn the meeting at 6:55 p.m. Next meeting is scheduled for September 4, at 6 p.m.

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On a recent stroll down memory lane, Norrin Storelee and Dave Campbell recalled the early days of the Lanesboro Gun Club. Norrin recalls one Halloween when some folks were out at the gun club goofing around and some outhouses got knocked over. Not to be outwitted they bought some toilets from the High Grove schoolhouse that had cement bottoms. The toilets cost $5 each. Originally started under the Izaak Walton League the gun club was eventually incorporated on July 15, 1949, and a clubhouse built on six acres just past the state fish hatchery. Membership drives and fundraising have always been a part of the club. Back in the 1970s they had oyster stew dinners, which were quite popular, until somebody ate 14 bowls. They had a snowmobile race one year and horse races at the Preston Fairgrounds. Norrin recalls Bill Broadwater had an old plug in one race and he rode one of Charlie Betts’ horses. He wasn’t the best at riding, so “I just hung on,” he says with his eyebrows raised in remembering. They had coon trials, where even people from Arkansas would bring their dogs and they would bet on how the dogs did. In the wintertime for a fundraiser they put an old rusted car on the bass pond in town and sold tickets on when it would fall through the ice. The Federal Arms company would come out and have trick shooters show off their guns. Dave recalls that they would “splatter cabbages” and this would bring people out. The gun club was quiet for a while and then a league was formed in the 1970s with about 20 teams. Lanesboro has four teams and holds the #1 team recore title for 10 years in a row; a record that has yet to be beaten. Local member Dewey Hungerholt holds the unofficial individual record of missing 15 in a row. One of the local rivals would come with the best guns, gear and goggles, determined to beat the Lanesboro “farm folk.” Dave hesitates and laughs, “They’d come and we’d whip’em with our beat-up guns!” Norrin recalls they would have “sneak shoots” where the shooter would have his gun down by his side and start walking, not knowing where the clay pigeon would come from and this was a great way to practice for when out in the field. The gun club is all about gun safety and learning how to handle a gun. The club holds Firearms Certification classes and local sheriffs practice at the club. A lot of the club members are involved in the community, like the fire department and ambulance. Club members are also involved in conservation of natural resources, including Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever and the Minnesota Deer Hunting Association. The Root River Valley chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is the fourth oldest in the state. As the laughter subsides and the trip down memory lane comes to an end, Norrin sums up his years as a gun club member as being all about “simple living.” Dave Nelson, of Lanesboro, was a long time member of the gun club and an outdoor enthusiast. The Fun Shoot will be held in his memory on Saturday, September 15, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Complimentary hot dogs and sodas will be available.

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Forest Pest First detector workshop in Red Wing Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties Minnesota is looking for volunteers to join the hundreds of citizens who already have stepped up to help keep an eye out for new infestations of emerald ash borer and other destructive invasive pests. These volunteer “first detectors” form part of the state’s early warning system for invasive tree pests, making it more likely that infestations will be found Jerrold Tesmer in early stages when they are easier to control. With the threat posed to southeastern Minnesota by invasive species such as emerald ash borer, Oriental bittersweet and thousand cankers disease of walnut, the sponsoring agencies are hoping for a large turnout at the workshop. Registration is now open for a Forest Pest First Detector workshop to be held on Tuesday, September 18 from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. This workshop will be conducted by experts with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), University of Minnesota Extension and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The session will provide in-depth information on identification of invasive tree pests. After completing the training, participants are qualified to serve

as volunteers in the state’s First Detector Program. The role of these first detectors is to serve as public contacts for information about these pests and to help investigate reports of potential infestations. “One key to slowing the spread of invasive pests is to find new infestations quickly,” U of M Extension Forester Angie Gupta said. “Many of the new infestations in Minnesota have been discovered by people like first detectors — informed citizens who know what to look for and who to call when they find something. The more help we have, the better our chances to contain infestations.” Participants who complete the one-day sessions will become part of an award winning program. The Minnesota Forest Pest First Detector Program has been recognized by the National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN) for its outstanding training of volunteers. The NPDN is an internationally respected consortium of plant diagnostic laboratories from across the United States. This Forest Pest First Detector training is scheduled for: •September 18 – Red Wing – 8:00 3:00 p.m. - MN State College Southeast Technical. Room 314; Red Wing Campus, 308 Pioneer Rd, Red Wing, MN 55066 More details can be found online at

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By Iris Clark Neumann Rainbow Garden I walked into my backyard and picked a rainbow of cherry tomatoes tonight. Small yellow, orange, red and purplish tiny tomatoes filled my container. The taste of these sweet orbs has no comparison to any purchased commercially. Tomorrow my lunch at work will have a bag of those tomatoes and a sliced cucumber, also from my backyard. Gardening was a pursuit missing from my life for a couple of

decades while I was busy raising four children as a single mom and commuting to work five days a week. Once we lived on a farm where I gardened, then canned or froze tomatoes, green beans and pickles for the whole year. When we moved into town, gardening was left behind. Gradually, however I started gardening in pots on my deck… a cherry tomato, a pepper plant and lots of herbs. We created tiny gardens edged with patio

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blacks in the backyard where I could have short rows of beans or staked tomatoes. Enter my son who took over gardening at his grandparents’ farm a decade ago—as Logan has expanded his gardening, my cooking has changed. He tried growing turnips, kohlrabi, wax beans, roma tomatoes, red chard, leeks, purple onions, garlic, cabbage, purple potatoes, dark green broccoli, orange beets and yellow crook-necked squash. I’d never eaten kohlrabi, turnips or rutabagas before, but I learned to eat them cooked in soups and vegetable stir-fries. Cooking became an adventure each evening as I tried preparing concoctions with whatever Logan was growing. My standard was a stir-fry creation I’d included in a booklet written for a class on herb gardening I had taught years ago. Dark green zucchini slices were combined with yellow squash, onion, and shreds of cabbage cooked in olive oil and seasoned with fresh chopped basil, sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Then I discovered chard. The stems could be sliced up like celery and added early in the stir-fry process. The final step was chopping the dark green chard leaves and adding it to the cooking mixture. A sprinkle of feta cheese or shredded Parmesan were great finishing touches, even a scattering of pine nuts over the top, plus a tiny bit of hot pepper flakes. Three years ago the City of Eyota received a grant from the Olmsted County SHIP program


(Statewide Health Improvement Program) to start a community garden in town. Initially 12 plots were created the first year, with it expanding into 24 plots the second year. Logan was one of the first to take one of those plots. The initial year the efforts of 12 citizens were heroic and some were reasonably successful. However, the second year when a couple of truckloads of compost from the Olmsted County recycling site were added along with topsoil, the quantity of vegetables raised increased exponentially. It’s not so easy to learn how to garden, especially if you grew up not knowing what a weed looks like. Sometimes I would walk by and notice a fabulous button weed or ragweed growing as if it belonged in the community garden. Even after planting a garden with seeds and starter plants is successful, the needs for watering and weeding into the times when the heat becomes uncomfortable can make the new gardener waver. Oddly, sometimes after mastering planting and caring for their plants, new gardeners neglect to pick their crops when they are ready. No, gardening is not easy, but once it’s mastered, the wonder of growing your own watermelon or cantaloupe and picking your own cucumbers instead of buying them at a store becomes a motivating force. Not only is gardening good for adults, it a great way to teach children and expose them to new foods that are downright

good for them. What, a purple pepper, they might wonder? Yes, and it can be eaten fresh with ranch or dill dip or chopped up as a pizza topping. The most wonderful pizzas can be created with garden produce. My favorite is using a prepared crust—either dough in a bag or a precooked crust, then adding my own home-canned tomato sauce or using a homemade pesto paste as the base. Next, pile on the chopped vegetables starting with chopped spinach, chard or other cooking greens. Then add thinly sliced tomatoes, summer squash, and peppers. Sliced portabella or white mushrooms and perhaps some meat or shrimp, plus fresh oregano leaves stripped off the stem can round out the pizza. Ah yes, for the adults adding a bit of hot pepper flakes give it a bit of zing, sprinkle on some olive oil and shake a bit of sea salt over it. Of course, top it all with a good pile of mozzarella cheese or a combo of cheeses. If growing your own garden doesn’t work in your life, perhaps visiting a local farmers market will. Let others do all the work of planting, weeding, watering and picking—you just have to stop by with your wallet. Pick out wonderful, unique, fresh vegetables, the likes of which you will be hard pressed to find sold in a store. It almost goes without saying, but eating lots of vegetables is good for you too! However, it is so enjoyable eating them, don’t even think of that.

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Celebrate Local Farmers’ Markets with Fillmore County Public Health Minnesota fall brings with it wonderful foods such as root vegetables, squash, tomatoes, peppers, garlic, popcorn, grapes, and apples, which can all be found at local farmers’ markets. The six farmers’ markets of Fillmore County provide a great opportunity for residents and visitors to purchase affordable, healthy foods while supporting local growers and producers. The goal of local farmers’ markets aligns with USDA MyPlate, which encourages Americans to eat more fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Fillmore County Public Health (FCPH) supports both 2x2 & 2x4 ads to local farmers’ markets and the use of MyPlate as a means of

eating healthier. During September, FCPH will be available at various markets to provide education on how to add more

fruits, vegetables, and whole grains into your diet. Food preparation tips, portion management, and recipes will be

made available to all patrons. Free dinner plates featuring how to eat based upon USDA MyPlate will be given away

to adults and children while supplies last. These efforts are being supported through the UCare Fund of MN. Please join FCPH in celebrating the fall bounty of our local markets by shopping at one of the following locations and/or coming to a MyPlate education event during one of the dates and times listed below. For more information about MyPlate, please contact Brenda Pohlman of FCPH at 507-7652636.

Market Name and Location Hours of Operation Thru Oct. MyPlate Education Events Mabel Farmers’ Market Saturdays (9 AM to 1 PM) Saturday, September 8, 2012 HWY 44/52 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Preston Farmers’ Market Fridays (11 AM to 2 PM) Friday, September 14, 2012 Root River Trailhead 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Spring Valley Grower’s Market Fridays (4 PM to 7 PM) Friday, September 14, 2012 HWY 63 Saturdays (9 AM to 5 PM) 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Wykoff Farmer’s Market Saturdays (9 AM to 12 PM) Saturday, September 15, 2012 Picnic Shelter 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM Chatfield Farmers’ Market Thursdays (3 PM to 6 PM) Thursday, September 20, 2012 City Park 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Lanesboro Farmer’s Market Saturdays (9 AM to 12 PM) Saturday, September 22, 2012 run TIME, the week beginning 9/9/2012 Sylvan ONE Park 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM


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Sun, Sept. 16, 2012 12:30 p.m. LOCATED: 5615 55th Ave. NE, Rochester, MN (Haverhill) You do not want to miss this auction. Many items are very old and in excellent condition. Arnold just celebrated his 100th birthday, and has moved to assisted living.

Upcoming Amish Consignment


Wednesday, October 20, 2012 Located At:

Hershberger Metal 13702 371st Ave. Canton, MN 55922

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Antiques and Collectibles, Furniture, Household Items, Lawn & Garden Equip., '82 Camaro, sharp (consigned).



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2012 Taxes:

Ernie Roeber, Lic. #55-29 Rochester, MN 55906 Cell: 1-507-254-2034




LOCATION: In the heart of Southeast MN - between Lanesboro, MN and Rushford, MN. From I-90 take the St. Charles exit and go south. Make a left onto Co. Rd. 35 and go until stop sign and take right staying on Co. Rd. 35. Go until you come to Co. Rd. 6, take left, go 1 mile, take right on Co. Rd. 33. Go 5.5 miles to stop sign and go straight crossing Hwy. 30 onto Hwy. 250 for 1.2 miles. Take left on Flag Road. 1 mile road curves to right and turns into Doe Road. Go 3.5 miles, farm on left.

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.

Sat., Sept. 15, 2012

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): 90.3 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): 89.6 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. $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

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 HouSe – 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

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.










Bruce Ryan

Tony Montgomery Realty & Auction Co. – More Than 25 Years Experience –

MN Lic. #79-06

WI Lic. #639-052

Plainview, MN • 507-259-7502 • 507-421-0232


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CALENDAR OF EVENTS Honey Extraction at the Eagle THURSDAY, SEPT. 13 Bluff Environmental Center, Free Senior Coffee, 9am, Heritage 9-12, at the Shiitake Building. For Grove, Harmony.* more information please call 507Fillmore County Public Health 467-2437. Blood Pressure Clinic, 9:30Journal Happy Ads33rd Annual MN IA Stateline 10:30am, City Hall, Wykoff. Horse Plowing Association Field 1x2 (no picture) $6.75 Day- Mike Mueller farm, rain or Canton Senior meet at $11.00 1x3Citizens (with picture) 1pm for cards and visiting, Canton shine. Events from 10am-5pm. 12 miles west of Harmony on 44, 1 Community Center.* 1/2 mile south on 201st Ave or 6 Chatfield Growers Market, miles east on 44 from Hwy 63, 1 Turn Old Bessie 3-6pm, City Park, Chatfield.* 1/2 miles south on 201st Ave. Free Into a Cash Cow Parenting- Calm in Chaos: Speak- and open to public. er at the Houston NatureCounty Center, Journal Fillmore Lanesboro Gun Club Fun ShootPH: 507-765-2151 1-800-599-0481 6:30pm. Call Tricia for moreOR infor2-5pm. Held in memory of Dave mation at 507-896-4752. Nelson. Karl Burke Concert- Chosen Bean FRIDAY, SEPT. 14 Concert Series. 7:30pm, American Legion room of the Chatfield CenSpring Valley Area Foodshelf, ter for the Arts. Senior Citizens Day, ROUND 9am-10am. UP SOME GOOD DEALS 1300 West Tracy Rd. Spring Valley, Lanesboro AA Group, 8:00pm, in the Fillmore County MN.* Bethlehem Lutheran Church. For Journal Classifieds. more info, call 507-251-1771 or Preston Farmer’s Market, 11am, 765-2518.* Trailhead, Preston.* Chatfield NA meeting, 7:30pm, WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12 SUNDAY, SEPT. 16 Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 206 NEED TO THANK SOMEONE? Spring Valley Area Foodshelf, Fillmore St. Chatfield.* WhetherFamily you’re Bingo Night- St. Paul Call the Journal at 507-765-2151 or 8002-5pm. 1300 West Tracy Rd. Spring buying or selling, the Lutheran School Fundraiser. 5pm, 599-0481 (507 area code) and we’ll take Harmony AA Group- HarmonyJournal Auto Page is Valley.* to look your message over the phone. Paul Lutheran, 128 Fillmore St., Community Center, 8pm, For the placeSt. VFW and Ladies Auxiliary Meet- more info call 612-251-3822 or Chatfield. For more info call 867ing, 7pm, Spring Valley VFW Hall. 507-272-2191 3583 NA Meeting, 7:00pm, United SATURDAY, SEPT. 15 Methodist Church, downstairs, Preston. Farmer’s Market9-12 P Get the job done Call Jay for info 507-399REDUCE • REUSE Lanesboro 6089. * EL ED * Sylvan Park. H May-Oct. TUESDAY, SEPT. 11

Knit it Together, 3:30-4:30pm, Preston Public Library. Knitting for all levels. For fundraiser info, call 507-867-3583.* 507-765-2151 VFW Men’s Auxiliary MeetingCall it in! 7pm, Spring Valley VFW800-599-0481 Hall. Bluff Country Toastmasters meet, 5:30pm, Spring Valley Public Library.* Call it in! AA800-599-0481 Meeting, 7pm, Faith United (507 area code) Methodist Church, Spring Valley. “Living in the Solution.” Newcomers welcome.* Adult Children (forFAXAnonymous it in! merly known as Adult Children 507-765-2468 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.* e-mail it in! AA Closed Meeting, 8pm, terian Church, Mill St, Rushford.*



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Fountain AA Group closed meeting, 7:30pm. Fountain Lutheran Church, south Main St. and Highway 52.* MONDAY, SEPT. 17

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

BILL’S GUN SHOP. Hours 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm M-F, Sat 8am to 8pm. Sunday by appt. We buy, sell, trade & repair. 1-1/4 miles south of Carimona, 19708 Kava Rd, Preston. 507-765-2762. s9/29eow- o

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

Mel’s Golf Cars, LLC. Closeout on 2012 New Yamahas. Out with the 2012 and in with the New 2013. Special pricing on overstock gas and electric 2011 and 2012 carts. Over 30 used models to choose from. Now demonstrating the all new 2012 and 2013 fuel injected Yamaha gas golf carts. Will take trades. Mel’s Golf Cars provides the highest quality in all their golf carts. Stop and shop at 132 Garfield Avenue, Albert Lea, MN or call Mel at 507-4382705. s3,10,17- x

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100% WOOD HEAT, no worries. Keep your family safe and warm with an OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACE from Central Boiler. Theobald Heating Solutions 507-533-4523. swk2tfn- o

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

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

NEw FeatHerlite trailerS iN Stock:

JACK-A-BEE PUPPIES: ICA Registered 3 males and 3 females that are beautifully marked. Father is Jack Russell/Mother is Bluetick Beagle. Tails docked and dewclaws removed. Upon sale, pups will be dewormed, first set of shots given and puppy starter kit provided. Mature weight less than 20 lbs. Will be ready for adoption on 9/21/12. $300 - Call Shawn 507-9519486. s3,10- o

MIXED HARDWOOD firewood. Boiler wood. Furnace wood. Chimnea wood. $125/cord. 507-867-3127 leave message. s10,17- o

• 4 Horse LQ's • 2013 Car Bumper Pull • 500 Gallon Fuel Trailer • 20' Wood Floor Stock • 7' x 20' Stock • 16' Bumper Stock • 16' Goose Neck Stock • 7' x 24' Stock • Custom Options Available USEd FeatHerlite trailerS: • '01 24' Stock • '08 7'x20' Stock • '08 7'x24' Stock USEd EqUipMENt: • JD 325 • Bobcat T180 • JD 4520 • Bobcat S330 Cab • Bobcat 873 • Bobcat S185 Cab • JD 7630 w/Loader MFWD • Bobcat S750 • Bobcat S250 • JD 4610 w/Cab & Loader • Bobcat T200

EZ-GO & Yamaha GOlf Carts SaleS & Service New & USed

Pallets for sale for $3.00 each. Lots of 20 or more available. Call 507-2515297. s3tfn- x


CHIHUAHUA PUPS born 6/28/12. Will be 3-5 lb. First shots and wormed. Family raised. $350-$450. 507-272-9074. s10- x

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We Carry • Dryers • grain Bins for Drying & Storage -Fans -Heaters -Roof Vents -Floors (and More!)

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PART-TIME HELP WANTED: All shifts available. 20-30 hours per week. Weekday and every other weekend shifts. Stop in for application at Lanesboro BP. Call Jimmy 507-467-2121. h20,27,3,10- o

SPRING VALLEY SENIOR LIVING is currently looking for a full-time dietary aide and a part-time evening dietary aide. Full-time position is approximately 60 hours per pay period, part-time position hours will vary per pay period. Both positions include every other weekend. If interested please send application or resume to Spring Valley Senior Living, Attn: Human Resources, 800 Memorial Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975, or e-mail h10,17- o

PART-TIME LEGAL SECRETARY position open in small, general practice office. Experience preferred. Computer skills necessary. Send resume by September 19th to Opat Law Office, P.O. Box 455, Chatfield, MN 55923. h3,10- o

ON THE CRUNCHY SIDE in Harmony is hiring wait staff and bartenders all shifts. Apply within Wednesday - Sunday ask for Lisa. h20,27,3,10- o SPRING VALLEY SENIOR Living currently has an opening for a part-time Health Unit Coordinator. Position does include some weekends. Previous experience preferred but not required - we will train the right individual! If interested please send application or resume to Spring Valley Senior Living, Attn: Human Resources, 800 Memorial Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975. Or e-mail EOE h3,10- o

LOOKING FOR A truck driver (Class A) and grain cart driver. September 15th thru beginning of November. Phone 507-4672300. h3,10- o ON THE CRUNCHY SIDE in Harmony is hiring day/night dishwasher and day/night kitchen help and cook. Apply within - ask for Miles. h10,17,24,1- o

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

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

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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 7:00am and 4:30pm 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.

Senior Living Campus Director Are you looking for a challenging position where you can make a difference in the lives of others through your commitment to service and leadership? Do you have a strong background in healthcare? Do you have what it takes to operate a business from the details of a financial budget to administrative paperwork? Oxford Property Management is looking for a full time Campus Director to manage the Heritage Grove Senior Living Campus in Harmony, MN. Heritage Grove has a strong history of providing exception care to seniors in its independent, assisted living and memory care facility. This talented individual must have a proven ability to lead by example and direct a team in providing the highest care and support to our valued resident family members. Additional responsibilities: daily management of all campus activities and operations including; evaluating resident care plans working closely with social workers; providing uncompromising customer service to residents and their families; marketing the facility to potential new residents; managing the financial performance of the business; providing support to surrounding campus managers in the areas of operations, marketing, and training.


EMPLOYMENT PART-TIME housekeeping help needed some afternoons and every other weekend. Some flexibility. Individual needs to be dependable, responsible and meticulous cleaner. Please call 507-467-2674 for details. h10- o

Cardinal of Minnesota Now accepting applications for part time positions in the Harmony area. Must have a desire to work with individuals with developmental disabilities. Good pay and benefits and the position to be able to be flexible with a second job.

Learn more and apply online at

Heritage Grove

of Harmony

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resideNt AssistANt positioNs 12 day, night weekendshifts shiftsavailable. available 12hour hourshifts, shifts, night && weekend

Please call 507-886-6515 for more information or stop by for an application, see Kristi Heritage Grove • 455 Main Ave. N • Harmony, MN

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED for a full-time Transfer Station Attendant with the Fillmore County Sanitation Department. This is a regular, non-exempt position, eligible for benefits. Under supervision of the Solid Waste Administrator, this position is to aid, direct and instruct all users of the Resource Recovery Center in the disposal of all their waste and recycling needs according to the policies, rules, and regulations set forth by Fillmore County and the State of Minnesota. Qualifications: Requires high school diploma or general education degree and one to three months’ related experience and /or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have valid driver’s license, or evidence of equivalent mobility, and forklift license or ability to pass test within 6 months of employment. Starting minimum salary is $14.6747 per hr. according to the 2012 Non-Union pay scale. Job description and application materials may be obtained from:; Fillmore County Coordinator’s Office, 101 Fillmore Street, P. O. Box 466, Preston, MN 55965; or by phone at (507) 765-4566. Current County application form REQUIRED. Resumes accepted but not in lieu of a completed application. County employees are eligible to apply for this position along with the public. Application Deadline: 4:30 p.m. on Monday, September 17, 2012. EOE h27,3,10- o KOTTKE TRUCKING is seeking drivers and owner operators. Home weekly, great pay and benefits. Drivers are our cornerstone! Call 800/248-2623 or go to www. MCAN

Help wanted

SEMCAC, INC. SEEKS MECHANICAL CONTRACTORS FOR THE WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM Semcac’s Weatherization Program is seeking electrical, appliance, and mechanical contractors to bid on stove repairs; appliance replacements; mechanical systems maintenance, repair and replacement; health & safety testing; and wiring hazards.

We have Part-Time morning and evening shifts available in Rushford, Alma, and Fountain City.

Work is performed in Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Houston, Mower, Steele, Olmsted and Winona counties. Contractors must have current bonds, licenses, insurance (including workers compensation where required), and ability to complete all work in accordance with MN energy program policies, standards and requirements.

If interested in an application, please contact Melissa Feine, Weatherization Program Coordinator at (507) 864-8204. Applications must be post-marked by September 25, 2012. Semcac, Inc. is an EOE/AA/ADA Compliance Organization.

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 fulltime 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

We provide a competitive wage and benefit package! If you are looking for an opportunity to be part of a progressive company, send resume today!

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. Equal Opportunity Employer


Due to growth ServiceMaster is looking for OFFICE CLEANERS!

Requirements include: Minimum of 3 years of administrative healthcare experience; strong communication skills; ability to problem solve and make independent decisions; accurate and detail oriented; self-directed; proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office; experience in the senior housing industry is a plus. RN license preferred.

Oxford Property Management 3819 Creekside Lane Holmen, WI 54636 Fax: 608-779-0754 Email:

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To Apply Call 1-877-783-6161 Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm We are an EOE/AA Employer Reichel Foods Full Time PRoducTion WoRk

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

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ANOTHER TIME ICE CREAM Parlor & Chocolates is seeking seasonal parttime help through October. Flexible hours are available. Serving customers, preparing coffee, cleanup, etc. 952-412-8518. h27,3,10,17- o

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

HOUSE FOR RENT in Preston. Cozy 2 BR, 1 Bath, full basement, central air, appliances are available. Available to rent October 1st. $575 + deposit. 507-421-2916. r12tfn - o

NOW HIRING: Companies desperately need employees to assemble products at home. No selling, any hours. $500.00 weekly potential. Info. 1-985-646-1700 DEPT. MN-485. h10,17,24- x

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


CONTRACT SALESPERSONS Sell aerial photography of farms, commission basis, $7,000-$10,000/month. Proven product and earnings. Travel required. More info at or call 605/882-3566 MCAN

DRIVER $0.01 increase per mile after 6 months. Quarterly bonuses. Annual salary $45K to $60K. CDL-A, 3 months current OTR exp. 800/414-9569. www.driveknight. com MCAN HELP WANTED!!! Make up to $1000 a week mailing brochures from home! Helping Home-Workers since 2001! Genuine Opportunity! No experience required. Start Immediately! www. (VOID IN SD) (MFPA)


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Competitive wages, Flexible schedule, Shift differentials & Training available.

FOR RENT: 1 bedroom, newly updated, clean upstairs apartment in downtown Lanesboro. Appliances furnished and utilities included. No smoking or pets. $400.00 per month. References and deposit required. Contact Lori at 507-421-1089. r3,10- o

Call or email: Ruth at507886-6544 extension 104 or rmcgarvey@

APARTMENT FOR RENT in Mabel. 2 bdrm, all appliances, A/C, washer/dryer, patio and garage. Phone: 563-419-8960. r3,10- o

brenda sheldon, abr, gri

Beautiful updated 3 bdrm 2 full bath ranch style home. New addition features family room w/gas fireplace & patio doors to outside covered 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.

todd Hadoff

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22325 County rd. 44 Harmony $182,000 Hobby Farm - located south of Spring Valley on Highway 44. Great 10 acre parcel with several outbuildings. Owners previously had horses and there is approximately a 3.5 acre parcel 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



• 2.8 acres • Private setting • Steel Siding• 3-car Heated Garage • 2 Fireplaces • W/O • Patio • Abundance Of Wildlife • Wood Floors • Main Floor Laundry/Mudroom • Open Floor Plan

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

HAY FOR SALE. 47 big round bales. First, second and third crop. Made w/ big John Deere baler. No rain. All net wrapped. 507467-2333. f3,10- x 7 RHODE ISLAND RED and 5 Aracana 1 1/2 year old hens and 4 crossbred pullets. $3 each. 507-765-3357. f10- o Farmi 3 pt. logging winchís, Valby 3 pt. PTO chippers, New 3 pt. rototillers, loader attachments, 3 pt. attachments, New log splitters. 866-638-7885, (MFPA)

15478 County 9, Preston $109,000 If you are looking for small town quiet living look no further. In the small village of Greenleafton you will find a beautiful 3 bdrm, 2 bath walk out ranch style home. The lower level is completely finished with new updated neutral carpet, bath, office area currently used as guest room, and large family room. The upper level has 3 bdrms, bath, eat in kitchen, main floor laundry, dining area and deck off kitchen area overlooking back yard. The back yard is private with many mature trees. It is move in ready!

$114,900 704 KenilWorth Ave. S, lAneSboro

503 Ave. c, chAtField

YEAR-OLD laying or stewing hens. $5 each. 50 or more $4 each. Levi Stutzman, 2043 Victory Ave, Cresco, IA 52136. One mile south of Granger, MN. f3,10- o

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$389,900 2103 MArGAret St., chAtField

FOR RENT: 10-12,000 bushel corn storage facility. Greenleafton area. 507-951-6694 f27,3,10- x

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

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

21933 County rd. 20 Preston $109,000

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.

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.


in tHe last 18 montHs oVer 85 listings and sales. witH multiPle listing serViCes, i am your loCal ConneCtion to tHe roCHester area and surrounding Communities. i also sHow all mls listings. Call on me for all your real estate needs!

(507) 346-2060 Cell: 507-951-2071 toll-free: 888-835-8141

715 north broadway (Home federal bldg.), spring Valley, mn email -

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

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

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

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11214 160 st. ostrander $520,000

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


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This is a full time position within our Feed  Department at our Stewartville Feed Mill  location. We are looking for an individual  willing to perform daily feed mill  operational functions to ensure that quality  feed products and services are provided in a  clean, safe, efficient manner.  This  individual works closely with the Feed  Department Manager and Feed  Manufacturing staff.   Serious inquiries only.   Email résumés and applications to or deliver  to All American Co‐op   Attn: Brent Vorpagel   P.O. Box 125   Stewartville, MN 55976. 

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Monday, September 10, 2012

513 SprinG Ave, preSton

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

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


$269,900 725 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

$119,900 312 bench St. SW, chAtField

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

$119,900 217 2nd St SW, chAtField

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


$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

322 proSpect St., chAtField • 3 Bedroom Ranch • 2 Baths • 3 Season Porch • 2 Car Garage • Main Floor Laundry


$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


135 SAleM pt. dr. SW, rocheSter

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



517 MAin St., chAtField • 4 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Main Floor Laundry • Garage • Great Rental Property

FArMS & AcreAGe xxx old ShAdy Wood dr. SprinG vAlley

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



31343 hWy. 52, chAtField • 15 acres • River Frontage • 4 Baths • Heated Garage • 30x40 Heated Barn (ideal for home business) • 30x48 New Shed • Deck • Patio • W/ Steel Siding • Gorgeous Views of River and Valley



NEw Li

605 1/2 cAlhoun Ave. lAneSboro

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

707 rochelle Ave. S, lAneSboro

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

222 2nd Ave., WhAlAn

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

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

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



23295 cty rod 11, preSton • 3 acres • Hard to find acreage located 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

coMMerciAl CommerCial building - wykoff - Completely renovated building that is ideal for any type of restaurant, catering or other business opportunity. The lower level is finished for additional space. $199,900 new listing - CommerCial building - lanesboro Great opportunity to own

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

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

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

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Real Estate, LLC Open Houses September 15TH 10:30-Noon

AlwAys CAll RAndy BARnes

Preston Great-3 bedroom, 2 full bath. Country living chalet type feeling with the soaring to ceiling wood burning brick fireplace in the open and inviting living room. Oversized 2 car heated and insulated garage. Great views from inside and from the deck. New furnace. $179,000 MLS#4038709


Monday, September 10, 2012

Darr realty lIStINGS!

NEW LISTING - 4309 State 76, Houston -

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


Looking For A New Pad?

Preston Enjoy this 3 Bedroom 2

Bath split that offers privacy with wooded area in backyard. Home features vaulted family room with Gas Fireplace, New Shingles in 2010, New Furnance in 2011, step saving kitchen and spacious living room. $112,000 MLS#4036444

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

RichaRd Milne

BRokeR, GRi, aBR

Classic home w/hardwood floors, open staircase; new roof, windows, completely remodeled kitchen, large garage & added storage. Fenced yard, 3 BR, 2 BA, $125,000

subdivision. All blacktop and a community well. Surveyed and and a large 2+ car att. garage. Open ready to go! $39,900 stair case, updated electrical and Build your dream home on 17.5 AC - with spring fed windows. $79,900. stream for horses, South of Rushford on HWY 43. $89,900 Properties selling at Buildable lot in Rushford - $29,900. Put up a single family or multiunit. online auction Commercial lot in Rushford, MN - 1/2 acre lot zoned commercial adjacent to Minnesota State Bike Trail. $49,900 Go to for terms and

bidding or call 800-852-0010 for a viewing. 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 BR unit.

For more inFormation go to


PRICE REDUCTION - 121 N Elm, Rushford -

PRICE REDUCTION - 109 Mill St., Peterson - Lot - 44536 Oakview Loop, Rushford Charming 2 story home on a huge 4 AC Lot - Beautiful views in this quiet bluff valley lot w/3 BR, 2 BA mainfloor laundry

P: 507.765.2151 F:507.765.2468 E:

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

Beautiful home with new carpet, freshly painted, updated baths, heated garage with 3rd stall for lawn equipment, large main floor laundry, plenty of storage updated baths on both levels. $129,900

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

410 N. Main, Harmony, MN • (Across from Kwik Trip)


NEW LISTING - 100 N Money Creek St. Rushford-

NEW LISTING - 611 Grove St. E, Rushford -

Randy Barnes

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

Call to make an quick payment!

400 S. Broadway Ave, Spring Valley To be sold at online auction; 3 BD home on corner lot

108 River St., Rushford To be sold at online auction; 3 BR home with new roof & windows, updated electric. 106 Burr Oak St., Rushford - To be sold at online auction; Triplex including 2-2 BR and 1-1 BR unit. Good investment opportunity.

110 River St., Preston - 2 BR To be sold at online auction; 2 BA. Remodeled kitchen & bath, newer utilities.

113 S. Maple St., Rushford - To be sold at online auction; Residential corner lot being sold at online auction.

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Rodney Darr Cell # 507-951-3843


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312 Preston St nW PrESton, mn


Surprisingly spacious 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath R dEEd ACt Fo CoNtR home. Updates include siding, windows, furnace, central air. New 784 sq ft 2 car heated 730 3rd Ave SE, HArmony, mn harage. $85,000/$366.67 PI/M*



203 coffee St. lAnESBoro, mn

Quaint 2 bedroom, 1.5 story home with view of north bluff, easy access to downtown, trail, theatres & river. Great location. $59,900/$238.39 PI/M*



150 2nd St. nE HArmony, mn Neat, well laid out space & move in ready. Lrg bathroom, main flr laundry, utilites. Fmly rm & living rm on main flr. 3 nice bedrooms upstairs and a lrg attached garage. Fenced yard! $79,900/$344.67 PI/M*

120 4th St SW, HArmony, mn A must see! Well cared for 3 bedroom home on quiet street, open living & dining, access to backyard from kitchen. LL rec and storage area, CA & newer car det garage. Priced to sell! $79,900/$344.67 PI/M*


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/$1197.07 PI/M*

109 Spruce St, FountAin, mn 4 bedroom, 3 bath, vaulted ceiling, CA, open floor plan, LL finished family area, office, & more, 2 car att, deck, backs up to park & trail. $195,000/$851.18 PI/M*

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Office 507-886-4221

4 bedroom, 2 bath home with master en suite, d UCE open living space, fireplace, LL finished, 2 car REd att garage, backs up to country. Contract for deed 401 county rd 8 FountAin, mn available. $197,500/$851.97 PI/M*

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Roxanne Johnson,

235 1st Ave nE HArmony, mn

House & Shop! Spacious 4 bedroom, 1 ½ bath, 1 ½ story home, nice layout, fireplace, det. garage plus bonus shop and storage. $78,500/$338.63 PI/M*

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212 Street, Preston - Wooded with 30 acres of hay ground, bordering Forestville State Park, nice little creek, artisian spring. $325,000 18245 160th St Jewel road, Preston - 41.3 acres, mixture of cHErry grovE, mn woods and cropland. A few options of buildable Nicely remodeled 2 bedroom ranch. New siding, sites. $190,000 shingles, windows, flooring, bathroom. Large Farm land: 94.75 Acres - CRP land, Bristol eat in updated kitchen. Deck, CA, and 3 car park- Township. Sets high and could be put back into ing pad. $75,000/$323.53 PI/M* 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 @ 330 main Ave S, HArmony, mn $46,172 24.1 acres @ $67,480 Updated 2 bedroom home, new kitchen, 3RD Ave SE Harmony: Investment opportunity! bath, oak panel doors, furnace, CA, deck, 7 lots offered at a reduced price of $11,900 each (discount for 2 or more) Walk outs possible on 2 car det garage. $62,500/$269.61 PI/M* select lots, no assessments.

church Hill School condos

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. $103,900/$448.20 PI/M*


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10252 351st Ave cAnton, mn Hard to find this many acres at this affordable price! 3 bedroom home with part finished walkout basement. det garage, shop, shed, barn, fenced pasture, creek, 3 acres tillable. $177,500/$765.69 PI/M*


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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/$646.63 PI/M* RES

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355 3rd Ave SE, HArmony, mn A unique opportunity & great location, finished & Nice corner lot, everything on one level! unfinished units available, garage spaces, secured 2 bedroom, 2 bath ranch home, kitchen access, sprinkler system, elevator, handicapped open to dining, breakfast bar, att hug 2 car garage. $109,900/$474.08 PI/M* accessible, Starting at $110,000/$474.51PI/M*

285 niagara ct, HArmony, mn 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. $80,000/$345.10 PI/M*

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/$301.53 PI/M*

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/$198.43 PI/M*

32776 136th St HArmony, mn Brick home, open staircase, oak hardwoods, many updates, outbuildings, mature trees. Super location. $99,900/$430.94 PI/M* (additional 20 acres available)


CRE 6.5 A 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 apartment. $59,900/$258.39 PI/M*

450 2nd St SE, HArmony, mn

210 center St. W HArmony, mn

418 Preston St, PrESton, mn

340 A 5th Ave SE, HArmony, mn Lovely turn of the century home, 9 ft ceilings, Open & Bright 3 bedroom, 2 bath town- Comfort by Design this 2 bedroom, 2 bath pillars, decorative moldings, hardwood floors, & home with lower level finished walk- townhome offers open living dining area, org. cabinetry detail. Eat in kitchen, plus a lrg dining out living area, plus office. 1 car att. ample storage, att garage, patio, appliances. $125,000/$539.22 PI/M* room. 3 season porch. $98,000/$422.75 PI/M* $114,900/$495.65 PI/M* G N I ING lISt ING PENd NEW PENd 45 2nd Ave SW, HArmony, mn

15545 Kiwi rd, PrESton, mn

Super location on tree lined street the 3 bed- Affordable home on a quiet street with a nice 2 bedroom ranch home in Greenleafton, room home is packs with potential. 1 car ga- yard. Eat in kitchen with generous living updated kitchen, bath, mainfl laundry, ofroom, plus 2 bedrooms and main floor bath fice and storage, att 1 car, deck. $59,900 rage. $52,000/$244.31 PI/M* $25,900/$111.72 PI/M*

15523 cty 9, PrESton, mn Affordable living, well kept 3 bedroom home. Mainfloor laundry and full basement. The property includes 24x40 detached building.

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THANK YOU to family, friends, and every- See Verifto e h one, for making my 98th birthday so much t t THEATRE Moviy fun. We celebrated with cake, nuts, mints, a vies o and punch, and the guests--you couldn’t M Tickets ~ $5 Adult • $4 Kids & Seniors e find a livelier bunch! The square dance Fri. Sept. 14 .....................7:30pm club put on quite a show, with a swing your Sat. Sept. 15.....................7:30pm partner, promenade, and do-si-do. Such a Sun. Sept. 16.....................7:30pm wonderful time of laughter and cheer, what do you say we do it Journal again next Happy year? Ads Run Time: Marvin Rabe 1 hrs. 40 Mins. 1x2 (no picture) t10- o$6.75 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1x3 (with picture) $11.00 A SINCERE THANK YOU to all of our family and friends for the beautiful cards that were sent to us for our 70th wedding anniversary and for Harvey’s 95th birthTurnGod Old Bessie day. We really enjoyed them! bless you all! Into a Cash Cow PG Harvey & Verma Berge Fillmore County t10- oJournal Bring your own bucket for popcorn EvEryday & save! PH: 507-765-2151 OR 1-800-599-0481 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ THANKS FOR ALL the well wishes, cards and kindness shown regarding the Farm Family of the Year Recognition. Darleen and I appreciate all the hard work, sacrifice and support from our family helping us achieve this award. A special thank you to Jerrold Tesmer and his staff for their role in UPUSOME GOOD DEALS facilitating the process. ROUND Also the of MN the family of Lynne (Gullickson) for the memorable ceremony at Fillmore RedwoodCounty in the Flanigan would like to thank all who have Falls. shown us support in the last three years Journal Classifieds. Sincerely, with your thoughtful gestures of donations LeRay & Darleen for Lynne’s benefit in 2010 - Flowers, food, t10- o hugs, calls and memorial gifts & cards. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Lynne fought her (pancreatic) cancer with OUR HEARTFELT THANKS go out to courage and dignity and now has found our children, grandchildren and those spe- her peace on August 2nd, 2012. The Lord cial people that helped in any wayWhether to you’re has chosen Lynne to be his treasured posselling, the make our 50th Wedding Anniversary buying a dayorAuto sessions. Deut. 14:2. Lynne will be sadly Journal Page is we will always remember. Thanks totheour place tomissed look by her mother, Donna Gullickson; family, friends and neighbors for making sisters, Valerie Grewe & family, Carol it so perfect! Special thanks to our grand- Dybing & family, Diane Wehrs & family, daughter, Leah with the help of Lacey and June Heins & family; Sons, Mitchelle for the awesome video that we’ll always Block, Necole, Riley & Alba Lynne, Jordan treasure. Thanks to Gina Aug for managing Block, Dana, Bailee, Cole and new grandthe food so wonderfully, to Ron Scheevel daughter Mya Susan born 4 weeks after for providing musicPto complete the party Lynne’s death; Daughter, Tiffany Block & Get theClub job done L DServicemens and finally to theEPreston Tony Ott (fiance); husband, Pat Flanigan E location. for being the H perfectTparty We’ve her soulmate having a love for her that she Find the help you N so appreciated all flowA the “Best Wishes,” so greatly deserved. Time will help with deserve by advertising W ers, cards and gifts! The love and support with us! the sadness but the kindness special people we’ve gotten always from this community have shown will never be forgotten. God Fillmore County Classifieds! is ever abundant. We love you Journal back! God bless and thank you. bless you all.507-765-2151 • t10- x Dave & Mary Sikkink ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ t10- x ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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MULTI-FAMILY garage sale: Clothing, baby clothes, housewares, toys, 2 small tables, hammock, television, electronics, digital photo printer, Whirlpool washer, fishing equipment, open face reels, old cameras, plants, and some antiques. Friday, Sept. 14th 9am-7pm; Saturday, Sept. 15th 9am-5pm. Guy T. Solands 409 Main St. SW, Preston. g10- o oTo Visit oVisited

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

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notice hellickson swine This notice is to inform you that Hellickson Swine is expanding the feedlot animal units from 250 to 720. Hellickson Swine, located in Fillmore County, Carimona Township, section 19, SE 1/4 of the NE 1/4. Type of livestock: swine Total animal units: 720 Type of new confinement buildings: None. No new construction. Changing 51x160x8 and 51x220x8 nursery to wean to finishing buildings. Local authorities that have been notified: Fillmore County, Carimona Township, City of Preston. Dated: Sept. 4, 2012 /s/ Gary Hellickson /s/ Matt Hellickson Publish 10,17

notice The Fillmore County Board of Adjustment will conduct a Public Hearing on the evening of September 20, 2012 in Room 601L in the Fillmore County Courthouse at 101 Fillmore Street Preston, MN starting at 7:00 p.m. to consider a Variance for Albert Culbertson in the City of Whalan. Chris Graves Fillmore County Zoning Administrator Publish 10

notice The Fillmore County Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment will conduct its next tour on Monday, September 17, 2012. They will leave the highway shop at 9:00 a.m. and visit a site in Beaver Township where Jim Koenigs has applied for a Feedlot Conditional Use Permit for a Hog Confinement Building. They will continue to a site in the City of Whalan where Albert Culbertson has applied for a Variance. Chris Graves Fillmore County Zoning Administrator Publish 10

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Planning and zoning commission city of preston public hearing notice The Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Preston will hold a public hearing on Monday, September 17, 2012, at 5:00pm at the request of Jerome O’Connor, 409 Preston Street NW. Mr. O’Connor is proposing to build a 24’x26’ addition to his garage. He is applying for a variance to allow for a side setback to the east of zero feet (four feet required by ordinance). Mr. O’Connor is also applying for a variance to allow for an accessory building setback of eight feet (twelve feets required by ordinance). The public hearing will be held in the City Council Chambers at City Hall. Joseph Hoffman Zoning Administrator Publish 3,10

notice of public hearing on proposed street vacation city of preston, mn NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Preston, Minnesota will meet on the 17th day of September, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the meeting room at the Preston Emergency Services Building (217 Fillmore St. W) for the purpose of holding a public hearing on the proposed vacation of a portion of the 300 block of Brownsville Street West. A map showing the above property is available for viewing at City Hall. All persons interested may appear and be heard at said time and place. BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL CITY OF PRESTON, MINNESOTA Joseph Hoffman City Administrator Publish 3,10

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF FILLMORE IN DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE COURT DIVISION Court File No. 23-PR-12-605 In Re: Estate of Allen H. Mueller 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 October 31, 2008, has been filed with the Registrar. The application has been granted. Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed Roger Mueller, whose address is 3210 105th Street SE, Stewartville, Minnesota 55976, 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 27, 2012 /s/ James D. Attwood d Registrar Attorney for Personal Representative Benjamin J. Hamel wspaper Libera Knapp, P.A. to125parCenter Street Winona, the 2x2MN 55987 (507) 452-3246 Network Attorney License No.: 0392223 Publish 3,10 running

public hearing notice September 13, 2012 at 7:00pm has been set for a Public Hearing regarding the request for a Variance on parcel #30.0260.000 (420 4th St. N.;Wykoff, MN 55990), Charles and Helga Tjepkes. The request consists of a variance of 23’ from 420 4th St. N, Wykoff, MN 55990 in Fillmore County, City of Wykoff, MN 55990 instead of the 30’ as required by Wykoff Zoning Ordinance Section 6, 605.04 2a: 605.04 2)a. A minimum front yard depth of not less than thirty (30) feet shall be provided to the edge of any street lot line or road right-of-way. No structure shall be allowed within thirty (30) feet of any public road right of way. All utilities must cross the thirty (30) foot setback at right angles to the road easement or as close to right angles as practical. WYKOFF ZONING COMMISSION Mitch Grabau, Chairperson Publish 10

notice The Fillmore County Planning Commission will conduct a meeting on the evening of September 20, 2012 in Room 601L in the Fillmore County Courthouse at 101 Fillmore Street Preston, MN starting at 7:05 p.m. There will be a public hearing on a Conditional Use Permit request by Jim Koenigs for a Hog Confinement Building/Feedlot in Beaver Township. There will also be a Public Hearing for an Ordinance Amendment on the Wind Energy Conversion Systems Ordinance and a Public Hearing on an amendment to the Fillmore County Zoning Ordinance to remove the City of Ostrander from Section 606.01 of the Fillmore County Zoning Ordinance. There may also be a discussion on other Zoning topics. Chris Graves Fillmore County Zoning Administrator Publish 10

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the main notice of public hearing on n of your proposed street vacation (not thecity of preston, mn NOTICE ection of IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Preston, Minnesota aper). At on the 17th day of September, will meet 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the meeting room at vertisers the Preston Emergency Services Building a specif(217 Fillmore St. W) for the purpose of holding a public hearing on the proposed However, vacation of a portion of the 400 block of n is ulti- Street West. A map showing the Farmers property is available for viewing toabove each at City Hall. All persons interested may Ads mayand be heard at said time and appear place. ecreased BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL izeCITY to OF fit PRESTON, MINNESOTA Joseph Hoffman n sizes. City Administrator

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Planning and zoning commission City of Preston Public Hearing Notice The Planning & Zoning Commission of the City of Preston will hold a public hearing on Monday, September 17, 2012, at 5:00pm at the request of Shawn Severson, 217 Main Street SW. Mr. Severson is proposing to build a 27’x27’ addition to his house. He is applying for a variance to allow for a side setback to the east of 13 feet (15 feet required by ordinance). The public hearing will be held in the meeting room at the Preston Emergency Services Building (217 Fillmore Street West). Joseph Hoffman Zoning Administrator Publish 3,10

NOTICE OF HEARING FOR A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT FILLMORE COUNTY ZONING REGULATIONS JIM KOENIGS FEEDLOT Notice is hereby given that the Fillmore County Planning Commission has been presented an application from Jim Koenigs of P.O. Box 86, McIntire, IA 50455 for a Conditional Use Permit for a 720 animal unit Feedlot located in the in the NE ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 9 Beaver Township. The land is located in an Agricultural District and is approximately 10 miles south of the City of Spring Valley. Notice is further given that said petitioner Jim Koenigs will be heard at a monthly meeting of the Fillmore County Planning Commission on September 20, 2012 at 7:07 p.m. in Room 601L of the Fillmore County Courthouse at 101 Fillmore Street, Preston, MN, 55965 at which time all interested persons will be heard. If you would like any further information on this project it is available in the Fillmore County Zoning Office during regular office hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Information will be available at that time as to when the Fillmore County Board of Commissioners will act upon this petition. Dated: September 7, 2012 Chris Graves Fillmore County Zoning Administrator Publish 10

summary of minutes August 28, 2012 County Board Meeting The Fillmore County Board met in special session at the Courthouse in the City of Preston. All members were present. Also present were the Coordinator/Clerk, and other department heads and staff, citizens, and two members of the press. The following resolutions were adopted by the Board: RESOLUTION 2012-021 AMENDED: Bridge Project SAP 23-598-013 on CR #115, Canton Township RESOLUTION 2012-022 AMENDED: Bridge Project SAP 23-612-035 on CSAH #12, Carimona Township RESOLUTION 2012-026 AMENDED: Bridge Project SAP 23-625-011 on CSAH #25, Arendahl RESOLUTION 2012-043:Conditional Use Permit for Tom and Shelly Kraetsch to expand Hidden Valley Campground, Section 5, Preston Township The Board approved the following agenda items: • the amended agenda. • the following Consent Agenda: 1. August 14, 2012 County Board minutes. 2. August 20, 2012 County Board minutes. 3. Temporary liquor license for Preston Servicemen’s Club for September 22, 2012. 4. Overnight stay for three property appraisers for Mass Appraisal Course for licensures and continuing education. 5. Overnight stays for County Coordinator and Human Resources Officer to attend Association of MN County’s LEAN training. • authorize letter of credit for purchase of used excavator. • Memorandum of Understanding with Law Enforcement Labor Services, Inc., Local #24, 2012-2014 contract. • promotion of Derek Fuglestad, Deputy Sheriff to Patrol Sergeant. • internal placement of Brian Guber, Deputy Sheriff, as replacement County Patrol. • in-house advertisement for replacement Deputy Sheriff for Harmony-Mabel-Canton contract. The following Commissioners’ warrants were approved: REVENUE FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount Fillmore County Treasurer, fuel $4,188.90 Forms & Systems of Minnesota, supplies $1,301.86 Goodhue County Sheriff’s Department, services $1,817.99 Mid America Business Systems, services $4,365.87 MN Office of Enterprise Technology, services $2,822.00 Sanofi Pasteur, Inc., supplies $1,030.45 Sterling Solutions, Inc., services $700.00 Team Distributing, parts $1,008.52 TOTAL REVENUE FUND BILLS OVER $500 (listed above) $17,235.59 TOTAL REVENUE FUND BILLS UNDER $500 (52 bills - not listed) $7,940.15 TOTAL REVENUE FUND $25,175.74 ROAD & BRIDGE FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount Bruening Rock Products, Inc., rock $824.64 G & K Services, supplies, uniforms $590.33 Hovey Oil Co., Inc., fuel $22,469.31 Milestone Materials, Inc., rock $8,825.73 Universal Truck Equipment, Inc., equipment purchase $90,361.75 TOTAL ROAD & BRIDGE FUND BILLS OVER $500 (listed above) $123,071.76 TOTAL ROAD & BRIDGE FUND BILLS UNDER $500 (6 bills - not listed) $964.49 TOTAL ROAD & BRIDGE FUND $124,036.25 SANITATION FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount Liberty Tire Recycling Services MN, services $784.43 TOTAL SANITATION FUND BILLS OVER $500 (listed above) $784.43 TOTAL SANITATION FUND BILLS UNDER $500 ( 4 bills - not listed) $642.87 TOTAL SANITATION FUND $1,427.30 The above represents a summary of the County Board actions on the listed date. Official County Board minutes are on file in the Fillmore County Courthouse and are available for review during regular business hours. County Board meetings are usually scheduled for Tuesday mornings at 9:00 in the Commissioners’ Room in the Courthouse. Questions regarding the minutes or upcoming meetings can be directed to Karen Brown, Coordinator/Clerk of the County Board at 507/765-4566. Publish 10

city of ostrander accepting sealed bids The City of Ostrander, MN will be accepting sealed bids on one (1) 1997 Police Ford Crown Victoria with 147,000 miles. This vehicle has a cracked plenum and no power steering. Bids will be accepted till October 1, 2012. Vehicle is sold “As Is” and no warranties are implied or promised. Envelopes must be marked “SEALED BID.” All bids need to be sealed and will be opened at the October 2, 2012, Ostrander Council meeting. The City of Ostrander reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Mail sealed bids to: City of Ostrander, 414 Main St., P.O. Box 115, Ostrander, MN 55961. Call Tom Mosher @ 507-346-7233 for more details if needed. Publish 10

NOTICE OF HEARING FOR A VARIANCE PERMIT FILLMORE COUNTY ZONING REGULATIONS ALBERT CULBERTSON Notice is hereby given that the Fillmore County Board of Adjustment has been presented an application from Albert Culbertson of 116 1st Avenue, Whalan, MN 55949 to construct a porch on his property located on lots 1 & 2, Block 15 in the City of Whalan. He is requesting a six (6) foot Variance from Section 606.04 of the Fillmore County Zoning Ordinance to construct a porch on his home. The land is located in a Residential District in the City of Whalan. Notice is further given that said petitioner Albert Culbertson will be heard at a monthly meeting of the Fillmore County Board of Adjustment on September 20, 2012 at 7:02 p.m. in Room 601L of the Fillmore County Courthouse at 101 Fillmore Street, Preston, MN, 55965 at which time all interested persons will be heard. If you would like any further information on this project it is available in the Fillmore County Zoning Office during regular office hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Dated: September 7, 2012 Chris Graves Fillmore County Zoning Administrator Publish 10

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

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Are you graduating from a Fillmore County high school in 2013? This might be the PERFECT opportunity for you! The Fillmore County Journal is offering a scholarship program for graduates of Fillmore County area high schools in conjunction with the annual Fillmore County Journal Writing Project. Students will be selected from area high schools to write for the Journal Writing Project. The Journal Writing Project will be on a rotation basis with all selected students contributing content for the Journal in print and online throughout the 2012/2013 school year. Students will be paid $15 per weekly project they complete. They can apply to participate in the Journal Writing Project. At the end of the 2012/2013 school year, one student will be selected from the Journal student writers to receive a $500 scholarship. The complete scholarship application and eligibility requirements are available at the Fillmore County Journal office in Preston, Minn., or online as a downloadable PDF at The application deadline is October 31, 2012.

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