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Requests to vacate streets and grants variances approved By K aren R eisner

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Teri Klaehn opens accounting office in Preston in Accounting from Winona By Jade Sexton State. “I took an accounting class Teri Klaehn worked almost in high school, and I thought it four years as a tax preparer and was awesome,” shared Klaehn. accountant with AgStar/Look- Klaehn loves working with out Ridge Consulting. She can numbers, and she has been balstill be found in Preston, but ancing her mom’s checkbook now in her own office down- since the age of 12. She worked town as Teri Klaehn CPA, LLC. as an accountant at Mayo ClinIn May, Klaehn was laid off ic, for an architectural and engifrom her position at AgStar as neering firm, and at her own part of downsizing. She loved office in Adams, where she lives working in Preston, and she with her husband Bryan. loved helping the farmers in The job at AgStar was a good the area, so she opened her own fit for Klaehn. “I was raised on a farm, I’m married to a farmer,” accounting business on July 9. Klaehn didn’t make the choice she said. “I speak the language, to become an accountant until if you will.” the age of 27, at which time Klaehn loved it in Preston, she went back to college and and loved helping farmers with received her Bachelors Degree their accounting needs. Since

she was laid off from AgStar, she cannot contact her client list from there, but she has gotten calls from many of them that still want her services. She has received a good response from the advertising she has done so far. Klaehn does a lot of tax preparation and planning with people, and she also offers payroll and accounting services for businesses. She has been told she must be crazy to enjoy doing taxes, but it makes her happy. “I don’t want tax prep season to be stressful,” said Klaehn. “I like to help my clients get the See KLAEHN Page 15 

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The Preston City Council at their September 17 meeting discussed and granted two petitions for vacating portions of city streets and two requests for building variances. Councilman David Harrison was absent. Jon and Christine DeVries requested that the 300 block of Brownsville Street West be vacated. This section of street is not developed. The section to be vacated is a 33-foot section with city utilities under it. The city would retain an easement for electric, water and sewer utilities. City Administrator Joe Hoffman said there is no intention to build on this area. Linda Hennessey emphasized the importance of easements, asking questions about her own sewer line. Neighbor Fran Sauer spoke in favor of vacating this

section of street. The resolution was adopted vacating this section of Brownsville Street West with additional language stating the city retains easements. Charles Aug, representing C & G properties, requested that the dead end section of the 400 block of Farmers Street West be vacated. The dead end street cut off by the Highway 52 new construction is adjacent to the USDA Service Center. Hoffman said the entire 66 feet would go with the lumber yard property. This section of street is 165 feet long. He recommended the city retain the easements as the city has water and sewer utilities under the street. Aug commented that the use for the street would be for parking spaces, which is how it is currently used. He added that the building to the north is rented See PRESTON Page 22 

Mining ordinance drafts go to Planning Commission By K aren R eisner

The ten-member Sand Committee has been meeting regularly since before the moratorium on mining was put into place late last February. About forty concerned citizens, many worried about possible negative effects of large industrial mines and others concerned about whether excessive limitations will be put on the mining industry, have faithfully attended the meetings. They ask questions, express their concerns and voice their suggestions. This September 18 meeting was the last for the Sand Commit-




tee. However, committee members will participate in Planning Commission discussions of the ordinances. Originally, the moratorium was put into place to learn about the industry, study how to regulate the fast-growing industry and to amend Ordinance 721 to include the mining of industrial mining like that of ‘frac’ sand. Over the many months the thinking has evolved to draft two separate ordinances. Ordinance 721 will have some revisions, but remain essentially the same and regulate traditional construction aggregate mining. The new

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Ordinance 736 is being specifically drafted to regulate industrial mining. The Sand Committee voted to move the drafts of both ordinances to the Planning Commission. This is the next step in the process. Effect on Economic Activity Cris Gastner, Community and Business Development Specialist and Fillmore County EDA Office, was tasked by the committee with gathering information from communities in Wisconsin that have had large industrial mines already in operation. Fillmore County citizens had expressed their concern that the industrial sand mining industry would have a negative effect on economic activity in the county, especially concerning the tourist industry. Jayson Smith, city planner in Chippawa Falls, Wisconsin, related to Gastner that the industrial sand mining industry has generally increased income and jobs in the county. Jobs not only in the industry, but also additional jobs in other community service areas like healthcare. The EOG Resources plant that processes and ships out the sand by rail car employs 70 people with another 30 employed at the mine sites. The plant, which achieved full operation this last January, paid to the city of Chippawa Falls $1.4 million in property taxes last year. About 100 people also have been employed as truck drivers. Smith says the plant has had a positive economic impact on the city. Two residential neighborhoods are near the plant. There apparently has been no negative impact at this point, no mass turnover of property because of the plant. Smith adds that water usage has not had a negative impact on the city’s water capacity. The plant uses 18,000 gallons of fresh water per day and recycles 90 percent of the water using flocculants. The plant processes enough sand to fill 50 train cars per day. Smith sees two major negative issues due to the plant. With the increased rail usage wait time at rail crossings has increased, which will require more signage and caution. Quiet zones are needed for residential neighborhoods which are disturbed by train whistles. Mike Jordan, president of the Chippawa Falls Chamber of Commerce, notes there has not been a negative impact on visitors to the community or tourism, even along the truck route. He suggests there has been a positive effect on food, beverage, and hardware businesses. He credits the sand industry with increased employment. The industry including mining, processing, and railroad facilities is expected to employ 2,500 more people when 86 facilities across the state become fully operational than were employed by the industry in 2008. Comments Bill Swanson, Lanesboro, sug-

gested the study was not applicable to Lanesboro. Gastner felt it was a good comparison due to the similarity in outdoor recreation available in both areas. Swanson said Stockholm, Wisconsin, would be a better comparison. Harvey Benson asked how permanent the jobs will be? He added we “know the cost of everything and the value of nothing.” Monica Hatch, Lanesboro, insisted the only thing she sees as permanent is permanent damage to the land and bluffs. Committee member Gary Ruskell maintained that the sand industry will provide year-round employment, more constant than tourism. He added the tourism industry adds to traffic also. He did seem to agree that the thing that could really be hurt is the landscape. Renee Bergstrom asked the committee to consider the effect on trout streams due to runoff, increased turbidity and sediment and water temperature. Robert Hatch, Lanesboro, asked that people in these communities be interviewed as to what they are living with, adding “that will be us.” Gastner said the greatest concern in Chippawa Falls is train traffic. Karen Swanson insisted property values will go down near a mine, adding she would never buy a house next to a mine. Zoning Administrator Chris Graves noted that the county assessor’s office has not found any impact on property values near an active mine near Highland. Bonita Underbakke insisted 2,500 jobs for the whole state of Wisconsin is measly. Gastner said he personally wouldn’t consider 2,500 jobs to be measly. Frank Wright complained that they hadn’t talked about the downsides which would be useful information. He added nobody knows the size, scope and duration of the industry for Fillmore County. Limits need to be set. Committee member Steve Duxbury asked Mathy Construction representatives if they hire local for big projects. They said they normally do. Gastner noted that we want people to move into our communities for jobs, citing the negative population growth of small rural communities. Fran Sauer asked for clarification on what unit of government can set limits. Committee member Duane Bakke explained that the state sets minimum standards and the county can further restrict those limits, and the township can even further restrict those limits. The county can amend their ordinances to make those limits more or less strict as long as they remain within the state standards. Ordinance 721 The language in 721 will remain pretty much the same with some clarifications on blasting and reclamation and the addition addressing off road parking. Committee member David Williams noted if an operation is permitted for 721 and the operator wants to produce industrial

Monday, September 24, 2012 sand, he will have to get a new CUP under Ordinance 736. A motion to send Ordinance 721 to the Planning Commission was approved, where the ordinance draft will be discussed, refined, and may have further changes before there is a public hearing. Ordinance 736 •Roads The Road Maintenance Agreement (736.11) will be required and operators will have to agree to pay a road impact fee. The money will be kept in a fund and if it is determined after a period of years that an excessive amount has been collected, excess monies will be returned to the operator. Bakke said they went away from the bond idea for roads and generally copied Winona County’s fee based system. Trucks will only be allowed on hard surface roads except when a short section of gravel greatly reduces the hauling distance. The exception must be applied for by the operator and approved, in which case the operator must maintain the roads. •Limit on Number of Active Mines Bakke introduced a new possible restriction for the ordinance which would limit the scope of the industry within the county. He proposed putting a countywide limit on the number of active industrial sand mines to six or eight. He compared it to animal unit caps the county has for feedlots or limits cities have on the number of liquor licenses allowed at a time. Bakke explained the limit on mine size and number will allow them to better know after a few years what the effect of the industry will be on the county. A new application will be considered with the closure of an existing operation. It is possible there could be waiting lists. Frank Wright said the proposed See MINING Page 13 


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Kingsland happy with the start of new school year By Barb Jeffers Kingsland School Board held its monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. Superintendent McDonald was present. All School Board members were present except Steve Tart. Consent agenda items were reviewed and accepted. Superintendent McDonald thanked all staff for a very good start to the school year. He also thanked everyone who donated school supplies. Two representatives spoke on the work of the student council and FFA including plans for a Fall BBQ. Superintendent McDonald reported on new programs for the new year, Homecoming activities, technology, post-secondary enrollment options, MMR, and upcoming evaluations. Principal Priebe spoke about the fantastic start to the new year, Positive

Behavior and Intervention Strategies, strengthening communication, NWBA/MAP testing, and building relationships. Principal Hecimovich spoke on several subjects including an update on Project Lead The Way. Committees reported on their recent activities. The second reading of the Emergency Management Plan was approved. Three resignations were accepted and members voted on one termination which was passed. Four new hires were approved. Winter coaching staff was approved. Extra-curricular assignments were approved. Motion passed to accept the proposed property tax levy. Seniority list was approved. A request by a staff member for reimbursement for attorney fees was denied. Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at 6:30 p.m.

Student representatives for Student Council and FFA speak at the Kingsland School Board meeting on Sept. 17th, 2012. Photo by Barb Jeffers

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C ommentary Freedom and responsibility go hand in hand By Karen Reisner Rights and freedoms granted by the first amendment to the Constitution including the freedom of speech carry with them the necessity to act responsively. Ideally at least, they should. With the unfolding of the pro- Karen Reisner tests and riots in the Islamic world which were sparked by a crudely made, denigrating film, we are reminded that freedom of speech is an American value and unassailable, and not all will act responsibly. Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, or Sam Bacile as he represented himself while making the 14-minute trailer film, used and twisted the protection afforded by the freedom of speech in his production of an inflammatory film, “Innocence of Muslims.” Even the title was a lie, as it was a film made to incite the Islamic people. Actors hired to make the film were duped. Mohammed was later dubbed over ‘Master George.’ Nakoula falsely claimed he was an Israeli-Jew to add to the effect of the hate film to further his agenda. He was surely well aware of the Islamic reaction to other disrespecting and disparaging depictions of the Prophet Mohammed. If the intention of the film was to denigrate a religion and knowingly provoke violence, is that protected under the First Amendment? The simple answer is yes. Nakoula is actually a Copti Christian which is the largest religious minority in Egypt. He has spent about a year in prison for bank fraud. He is currently on probation and lives in a Editorial Cartoon

suburb of Los Angeles. Nakoula also plead guilty in 1997 to possession with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine. Per terms of his probation, he is not allowed to use aliases or the Internet. He is under investigation at this time for probation violations related to the making and dissemination of the film on the Internet. The reason for the investigation is not the production of the film, as it is not a crime under US law. The film was posted on the Internet in July and not translated to Arabic until shortly before the protests. The United States has denounced this film, which was made in America, but respects the first amendment right to make the film. This film has been used by extremist elements to spark outrage. The film provided the spark to ignite the abundant fuel of discontent in Islamic countries which has driven the angry mobs. It seems the hate film is now being used by Islamic extremists and anti-American militants to create more anger and further their agenda in the Mideast. The film stirs up populations in countries with weak, fledgling governments and triggers an underlying resentment of the West. Our forefathers could not have foreseen this kind of abuse of the first amendment. They could not have envisioned how a filmmaker with his own agenda and a very small number of backers could so effect world events through modern technology. There is the inability of many in the Mideast to understand that this offensive film is the work of a few and not condoned by or representative of the United States. The United States defends the right to free speech regardless of how detrimental this particular

film has become, even when it effects national security. President Obama has maintained that the attackers of the Libyan consulate that killed four Americans will be brought to justice. They are certainly guilty of criminal acts no matter what their provocation. US ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice reported that at this time (September 16) there is no evidence that suggests that the Libyan attack was preplanned. She believes it was a spontaneous reaction, after the riots in Egypt over the offensive film just a few hours before. Extremists with heavy weapons which are plentiful in Libya used the protest to attack the consulate and kill the four Americans. However, Libyan interim President Magarief claims foreigners came into Libya in recent months and planned the attack which occurred on September 11. Rice reported that an FBI investigation is in progress. It should be noted that a majority of the Libyan people are pro American. Rice believes “opportunist extremist elements” escalated the protests that resulted in the deaths of the Americans. In any case the extremists are taking advantage of relatively new, unstable and weak governments formed after the Arab Spring. These governments have not publicly supported the violent attacks. Opposing factions are jockeying to direct the future of several of these countries. Some have suggested that the making and dissemination of the film would fall under “reckless endangerment.” If the filmmaker expected the film to incite a riot and intentionally produced it for that purpose, would it still be protected by the First Amendment? The film

when aired broadly in Islamic countries produced the effect that one would reasonably expect. Many citizens in Islamic countries view their religion as their identity. Any disrespecting of the Prophet demeans their culture which is one with their religion. It is difficult for many of us to understand, as the violent protests seem to be an overreaction to a vulgar film. We should understand that the film was like throwing a match into a very dry grass; the conditions were already there for the angry mob reaction. Extremists are ready to take advantage of any spark to further their own political agenda. People with hateful agendas in this country have the right to use freedoms which many have fought and died for, thereby creating circumstances where more have to fight and die to continue to protect American values. Geoffrey Stone, professor of law at the University of Chicago, concluded, “If we punish American citizens for engaging in otherwise constitutionally protected speech in order to prevent foreign terrorists from engaging in violent acts, then we cede to those very terrorists the meaning of the First Amendment.” Stone is right. That being said, First Amendment freedoms are basic to our way of life. We should not abuse these freedoms, but protect and use them responsibly.

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Letter about Lanesboro To the Editor, This past weekend I was a guest in Lanesboro and privileged to take part in the “Taste of the Trail.” While Whalan and Peterson went all out with signs and decorations, I feel Lanesboro was sadly lacking in both. Where was your “food on the trail”? Lanesboro, I think you should get your volunteers and your act together. Better luck next year. P.D. Payson White Bear Lake, MN

Government this week • Monday, Sept. 24, Chatfield City Council, Chatfield City Hall, 7:00 p.m. • Monday, Sept. 24, Rushford City Council, Rushford City Hall, 6:30 p.m. • Monday, Sept. 24, Spring Valley City Council, Spring Valley City Hall, 6:00 p.m. • Tuesday, Sept. 25, Fillmore County Commissioners, Courthouse, 9am. • Tuesday, Sept. 25, Fillmore Central School Board, 6:30pm. Schedule subject to change.

Letter about Kingsley’s article To the Editor, Andrew Kingsley hit the nail on the head. It was refreshing to read someone saying it like it is. “We the people” as the preamble states, have been lulled into complacency. The thought of standing for something has been made to look unnecessary. When we think of the “what if’s,” it’s also a bit scary. Something as simple as a campaign sign in our yard shouldn’t be a big deal. But… we found one sign bent up and strewn on the lawn. The other two signs were undamaged so it wasn’t the weather. We fixed it and put it back up. This morning that sign and another were missing. We have heard about incidences of people’s properties being vandalized due to the use of campaign signs. The debate? Do we put them back up and chance damage to our property or do we play it safe and let someone else fight the fight? It makes me wonder, are we as a people ready to do what it takes to get this country back in shape or are we content to let others pay the price? This country was formed and founded on the right to worship God and live in freedom. A lot of people sacrificed a great deal, even their lives for those rights. There are plenty of other countries that do not live by God’s teachings and just as many that are socialistic, taking from those who work and redistributing it to support their social programs. Is it so wrong that we keep this nation available for those who want to live God’s laws and for those who want to provide for themselves in a free economy? I say keep this nation what it was formed to be – “One nation under GOD indivisible with liberty and justice for all”. Rose Voigt Fountain, MN

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C ommentary Letter about Family Services To the Editor, I’d like to thank Jerry Grehl for his letter outlining the sad news that Fillmore Family Services is shutting down, but clearly his version of the story is not reality. First of all, I voted to protect funding for crime victim services projects. The problem is, Governor Dayton’s Office of Justice Programs chose to send grant money elsewhere. Grant applications are part of a competitive bid process, and selections are made by Governor Dayton’s staff – not the Legislature or any individual lawmaker. Further, Grehl mentions his frustration with spending $500 million on a Vikings stadium. Let’s remember, a Vikings stadium was Governor Dayton’s top priority last year – not mine. While I was trying to prioritize rural schools, nursing homes, job creation, and lowering your tax rates, the Governor was off schmoozing with the Wilf’s in hopes of sealing the deal. And speaking of Governor Dayton’s selection process, I’m sure Mr. Grehl is now fuming that Dayton spent $25 million just last week on another new stadium. This new ballpark goes to the St. Paul Saints – raise your hand if you’ve heard of or care about that team – while rural Minnesota’s needs continue to be ignored. It’s unfortunate Mr. Grehl didn’t seek out the real facts before penning his letter. Governor Dayton is infatuated with professional sports teams and giving them new stadiums. But as your state representative, I will continue fighting to improve our schools, our economy, and making Minnesota a better place to live and work. Sincerely, State Representative Greg Davids Preston, MN

Letter about Voter ID amendment To the Editor, Please join with me to oppose the Voter ID amendment. AARP Minnesota opposes this amendment because many seniors in assisted living and nursing facilities do not have up-to-date photo identification cards. If residents have photo IDs, they usually have the address from their former home. Currently, nursing home staff can vouch that residents do live there. Other states with Voter ID laws have made exceptions for nursing homes, but the current proposed amendment does not. If I were living in a nursing home because I couldn’t walk or see, I would still want to vote. Lutheran Social Services and Catholic Charities, the service arms of our churches, also oppose the photo ID amendment. They work with very poor people who move around a lot for various reasons, who rarely have photo IDs with their current address. The problem is that in their current chaotic lives, their birth certificates may be lost, and paying to get one so they can get a Voter ID card so they can vote is too much work and too much money. Another problem is the distance to the county courthouse to get a voter ID. Residents of Finland, Minnesota have a polling place in town, but to get a current ID they must travel 80 miles to their courthouse, not an easy trip for frail elderly voters. Let’s preserve the right of seniors and poor people to vote. If a new amendment preserving absentee voting and making exceptions for nursing homes is put forward in two years, I might vote for it. But this amendment is unacceptable. Please join me in voting no to the Voter ID amendment. Pastor Karen R. Grandall Spring Valley, MN Pet of the Week



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Letter about election To the Editor, First Things First. In a recent Commentary a reader listed topics associated with this campaign cycle. The writer then suggested that only President Obama has the wisdom and compassion needed to change the status quo. While reading I felt like a spectator at a sporting event where one side cheers wildly when a point is scored and intermittently jeers and verbally jabs at the opposition. That both sides engage in such behavior only proves the point that many of us are so busy scoring points and trying to damage the opposing side that we spend little intellect or energy considering serious issues. To illustrate, the claim that millionaires and billionaires should pay their fair share may cause some damage to the opposition but even a 100 percent wealth tax does nothing to resolve our debt issues. This is not a serious solution. The most fundamental issue today concerns how we can continue to exist. If we continue borrowing to fund all of our great ideas we will cease to exist and none of us will have made a lasting difference for anyone – except for our children and theirs who will inherit our mess. As we sort through campaign rhetoric: We must agree on specifics addressing how to restore our national fiscal sanity; and, we must select leaders that can deliver success. Both the President and Mr. Romney have track records. These document their achievements and success or lack thereof in bringing opposing sides to a common position. If we’re serious about this stuff, we must ignore sound-bites and discover for ourselves which of the two can best complete our financial turn-around. Our first task is economic selfpreservation. For now all else must be secondary since if we don’t economically survive our unfulfilled dreams will be permanently unfulfilled. Eugene Thomas Mabel, MN

Letter about Voter ID To the Editor, Voter ID A Simple Thing? The Voter Restriction Amendment is not a simple thing at all. It changes Minnesota’s election process which currently works. Local governments would need to raise property taxes to pay for it because it was passed without detail or price tag. Estimates range from $4.5 million to $84 million! It creates obstacles for eligible Minnesota voters, many of whom have legally voted for years: senior citizens; military men and women; those who have recently moved. It would

impact more that 700,000 Minnesotans. Voter Restriction is wrong. Join me to vote NO in kNOwvember. Bonita A. Underbakke Lanesboro, MN


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Long-term care providers endorse Gregory Davids CARE-PAC, the political action committee for Care Providers of Minnesota, recently endorsed Gregory Davids for re-election to the House of Representatives in District 28B. Davids’s support and interest in long-term care was the primary reason he earned the CARE-PAC endorsement. “Our dedicated long-term care professionals are proud to support Gregory Davids,” said Patti Cullen, president and CEO of Care Providers of Minnesota. “Representative Davids understands our state’s long-term care issues and he has a deep commitment to maintaining Minnesota’s reputation for high-quality long-term health care.” Cullen stated that the greatest threat facing Minnesota’s longterm care community today revolves around the continued Medicaid funding crisis. “Over the past four years, nursing home rates have been frozen. Minnesota law does not allow nursing homes to charge private pay residents anything above the Medicaid rate, so in effect the state dictates what we can charge (called rate equalization). Additionally over the past four years, between legislative and administrative cuts, there have been double-digit decreases to the rates that Medicaid will pay for services needed by seniors and people with disabilities in assisted living settings,” commented Cullen. “We are at a crisis point in our state and we need renewed state

investment so we can continue to provide quality care to the ‘greatest generation.’ “We look forward to continuing to work with Representative Davids in finding solutions to this grave situation.” Established in 1947, Care Providers if Minnesota represents over 600 proprietary, non-profit, and government-owned providers of long-term care including nursing facilities, housing with services, assisted living, foster care, home care, and hospice. Our membership includes providers ranging in size from three bed to 500; and includes over 100 business partners who actively support the Association and its members. For more information on Care Providers of Minnesota, visit

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The funeral was Saturday, September 22, 2012, at the Greenleafton Reformed Church with Rev. Roger Lokker officiating. Burial Levern Grooters Levern C. Grooters, age 97, of was in the Greenleafton Cemthe Greenleafton, Minn., area, etery. died Tuesday morning, September Corine Krahn 18, 2012, at Spring Valley Estates. Levern was born January 15, Beloved wife, mother, and 1915, in Sioux City, Iowa, the grandmother, Corine Krahn, age son of James and Anna (Elfrink) 76, of Spring Valley, Minn. passed away unexpectedly Sunday, SepGrooters. The family moved to a farm tember 16, 2012, at St. Marys in the Greenleafton area when Hospital in Rochester, MN after a he was six weeks old. He attend- brief illness. ed country school. He married Corine was born May 24, 1936, Beatrice Sikkink July 27, 1939, to Ralph and Ruby Dimler. She in Hinkley, Minn. The couple grew up in the Spring Valleyfarmed in the Greenleafton area Ostrander area. On August 14, during their married life. Beatrice 1953, Corine married Lawrence died March 17, 2005. He became “Shorty” Krahn, her husband of 59 a resident of Spring Valley Estates years. They have lived in Spring Valley where they have farmed in October 2010. Levern was a lifelong mem- their entire lives. They have five ber of the Greenleafton Reformed awesome children who were the Church. He enjoyed his family, joy of her life. At the time of friends, bowling, woodworking, her death, she was employed by Manpower at the Rochester IBM and his garden. He is survived by one son, plant. Duane (Jerilyn) Grooters of She enjoyed her flowers, gardenEdmonds, Wash.; one daugh- ing, sewing and crafts. Most of all, ter, Carol (William) Clausen of she enjoyed being a wife, mother Omaha, Neb.; four grandchil- and grandmother. dren; two step-grandchildren; six She will be remembered and great-grandchildren; one brother, always loved by her husband Shorty Perlum Grooters of Spring Val- of Spring Valley, her children; ley; and three sisters-in-law, Phyl- Brad of Spring Valley; Beverly lis Grooters of Harmony, Glenice (David) Battis of Wenatchee, WA; Grooters of Preston and Venita Betty (Kirk) Kunert of Spring ValSikkink of Spring Valley. He was ley; Bonnie (Larry) Long of Therpreceded in death by his wife, two mopolis, WY; son-in-law Shane Watkins of Kirksville, MO; 14 sisters and two brothers.

grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren who all fondly called her, “Granny Green.” She is also survived by two brothers, George (Barb) Dimler of Fridley, Minn. and Tony (Joan) Dimler of Willmar, Minn; and two sisters, Barb Colburn and Linda Stai, both of St. Paul, Minn. She was preceded in death by her parents Ralph and Ruby Dimler, daughter Brenda Watkins, grandson Joe Kunert, and brothers Kenneth and Stanley. Memorial services for Corine Krahn were held Thursday, September 20, 2012, at the Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley with Pastor Mark Rader officiating. Gary T. Odegaarden Gary T. Odegaarden, 69, of Rushford, Minn. died on Monday, September 17, 2012, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wis. Gary was born on July 24, 1943, in Winona, Minn. to Chester O. and Mabel (Madland) Odegaarden. He was raised in the Winona and Lanesboro areas. Gary married Ileen Fox on July 8, 1978. He worked in the auto body industry for several years. He also worked at the Schueler Mink Ranch in Rushford. Gary was a master of all trades and was a perfectionist at all he did. He was a member of the Eagles Club. Gary enjoyed drawing, fishing, canning, baking, cooking, mak-

Call the FCJ at 507-765-2151 to advertise or offer news tips! ing people laugh and was very proud of his Norwegian heritage. He is survived by his wife, Ileen; a son, Tom Odegaarden of Scottsdale, Ariz.; three step-children: Shirley Anderson of Tucson, Ariz., Jerrold Anderson of New Albin, Iowa, and Duane (Debbie) Anderson of Fountain City, Wis.; three grandchildren: Jasmine, Eric and

Marcus; two sisters: Claris (Ronald) Thompson of Minnetonka, Minn. and Carol Hatlevig of Rushford; and by many nieces and nephews. Gary was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters: Marion and Sonja. The funeral service was on FriSee OBITUARIES Page 8 

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day, September 21, 2012, at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Rushford with funeral celebrant John Wagenaar officiating. Lucille Rathbun Lucille Rathbun, age 94, formally of Spring Valley, passed away peacefully Sunday, September 16, 2012, at the Glenn Southwest in Minnetonka, MN. Cel was born on August 10, 1918, and raised with five other sisters in Spring Valley on a dairy farm on the edge of town. She remained in Spring Valley after high school and went on to marry a wonderful man who grew up with five brothers on a farm down the road from Cel’s family. They bought a house on Washington Avenue, where she remained until March 2012. At that time, Cel moved closer to her family in the Twin Cities where she resided until her death. She is survived by her sister Patricia Goeman, many nieces and nephews who loved her very much, and many friends. Cel is preceded in death by her husband Ross and son Michael. Funeral mass for Lucille Rathbun was held Saturday, September 22, 2012, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Spring Valley, Minn. with Father Marreddy Pothireddy and Father Steve Peterson officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Edna E. Schultz Edna Emma Schulz, age 90, of Spring Valley, died Monday, September 17, 2012, at home. Edna was born on July 7, 1922, in Forestville Township on the home farm to Otto August and Amanda (Affeldt) Meyer. She was confirmed on May 24, 1936, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wykoff, Minn. and was united in marriage to Harold Schulz on May 19, 1945, in Spring Valley. Edna was a farmer and homemaker. She was a current member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church and enjoyed playing piano, baking and cooking, playing cards with her neighbors, gardening and canning, and watching country music shows and the Twins and Vikings on TV. She is survived by her daughter Roselle “Sally” Wagner of Rochester, her son Thomas Schulz of Spring Valley; two grandchildren Eric Wagner of Farmington and Jessica Wagner of Brooklyn Center, two great-grandchildren Emma and Maiya Rutherford. She is also survived by her siblings Otto Meyer, Marvin “Buddy” (Darlene) Meyer, Magdalene Jeske all of Spring Valley; daughter-inlaw Jackie Schulz of Alexandria, Minn.; and Amanda Laue of Pine Island. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Harold, son Larry Schulz, six brothers and one sister. Funeral services for Edna E. Schulz were held Friday, September 21, 2012, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with Rev

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Dennis Timmerman officiating. Burial was in Wadena Cemetery. Trinity Lutheran Church. He was Burial was at the Martin Luther Arrangements were with the John- a member of the American Legion son-Schuller Chapel in Wadena, a and enjoyed his team of Belgian Cemetery in rural Spring Valley. horses which he broke, entered Schuller Family Funeral Home. plowing contests, and used them Paul James Schumacher to help work the farm, and collectWilliam George Young Paul James Schumacher, age 65, passed away on September 14, William George Young, age 66, ing antique farm machinery. 2012, surrounded by family and of Canton passed away Wednes- William is survived by two friends. Paul was a devoted hus- day, September 12, 2012, at his children Kristle Young and her husband Billy Jack Thurman, and band, an exemplary father, and a home. loving grandfather. His sense of William was born September Scott Young both of Santo, Texas; humor, delightful wit, and gener- 16, 1945, in Decorah, Iowa to his wife Carolyn Young of Santo; ous spirit has enhanced the many Georgie and Irene (Jones) Young. a sister Joanne (Calvin) Henry of lives he touched. He will be greatly He graduated from the Canton Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and sistermissed by all, but has left us with High School in 1963. From 1963 in-law Joan Young of Hayfield, to 1966 he served in the United Minnesota. He was preceded in stories to keep us laughing. Paul grew up in St. Michael, States Army. William then drove death by his parents and a brother Minn. and graduated from St. truck for Wennes Trucking before Roger. John’s University in 1969. After he started dairy farming with Funeral services were Monday, college, Paul brought his passion his father. After over 25 years of September 17, 2012, at the Canton for teaching social studies to the milking cows, he drove truck for -Scotland Presbyterian Church in Verndale School System for over Caledonia Haulers for 10 years. Canton. Burial was in the Elliota 40 years. Paul was a lifelong Twins On June 10, 1967, he married Cemetery. Mengis Funeral Home fan who enjoyed traveling, bowl- Carolyn Larson at the Garness in Mabel handled arrangements. ing, gardening, fishing, and the company of good friends. Paul also enjoyed cooking lasagna for his family over the holidays and had a sweet tooth for anything that had frosting. Union Prairie Lutheran Church Paul is survived by his wife, 31872 State Hwy 16, Lanesboro, MN Karen of 37 years, three children, Amanda (Tom) Peck, Erin (Aaron) Zondervan, Josh, his three grandchildren, Elsa, Noah, Emmerson, NooN - 6:00 pm his parents, Ermin and Muriel Ham, Meatballs, Mashed Schumacher, and his four siblings, Potatoes, Gravy, Squash, Corn, Coleslaw, Joan (Dave) McCoy, Allan (Deb), Dave (Kris), and Janet (Bill) Eull. Lefse, Buns, Homemade Pie, Milk, Coffee The Mass of Christian burial Adults: $12.00 • Children 6-12: $5.00 was celebrated on Wednesday, Preschool (under age 5): Free September 19, 2012, at St. Ann’s Adult Carry Outs Available Catholic Church in Wadena with 507-467-3363 Father Donald Wager as celebrant.

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years, and supervised probation for seven years. Henry L. Hershberger also appeared before Judge Benson for sentencing on September 17, 2012. He was found guilty of Drugs in the 4th Degree- Sale of marijuana in a school zone, which has a maximum penalty of 15 years in jail, $100,000 or both. He was sentenced to 18 months at the St. Cloud Correctional Facility, which was stayed for 15 years. He was also given 180 days in the Fillmore County Jail on work release, with credit for 14 days served, 15 years supervised probation, and he must pay fees and fines totaling $10,090.

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Monday, September 24, 2012

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Fillmore County Sports Amy’s Milestone By Paul Trende The volleyball term “kill,” broken down, is a consonant followed by a vowel, and then the same consonant twice. It’s only a coincidence the last name Todd is the same way. In R-P volleyball circles this season (especially), the two have been virtually synonymous. If there’s a Trojan kill,

odds are 5’9” senior everywherehitter Amy Todd authored it. She’s slammed home a bunch this season (in her career). In Plainview, late in set #1, Todd took a pass from cousin Savannah Skalet and hammered the ball off a Bulldog block out of bounds; kill number 1,000. She becomes only the second

R-P player to attain the milestone, joining former teammate Kenzie Lind. They did it in slightly different ways. Kenzie was finesse and power. Todd is 5-foot 9-inches of bundled up energy and power, ready to explode up, and swing hard, from a variety of different spots and angles. She’s listed as a middle hitter, but she attacks from everywhere. She has to be wellversed offensively. As R-P’s best

Not just an ordinary swing; Amy Todd seconds before her 1,000th kill.

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hitter, and one of the best in the Three Rivers conference, teams definitely gear up to stop her, including PEM. Kill number 1,000 was against a double-block. The Bulldogs sometimes sent three defenders. The Todd formula (as in, set her up often) has R-P off to a 10-4 start to the season, a 3-0 week (a 3-0 downing of PEM). They’re on their way to finishing in the vicinity of last year’s school record win total of 21. That recent success is directly tied to Todd’s overall on-court abilities. The two are definitely not coincidences. It’s also not a coincidence, after reaching the 1,000 kill milestone, Amy Todd is the FCJ Athlete of the Week (topping Lanesboro’s Niko Anderson; see “Get Real”). Get Real If one were to say that Niko Anderson gained 144 yards on 11 carries and scored 2 TDs in a football game, it wouldn’t be a surprise. Niko is a talented running back. If one were to say Garret Boggs had 5 carries for 122 yards and 2 TDs, Burro fans would be happy to see Niko have a sidekick. If one were to say Mabel-Canton tailback Hunter Johnson amassed 229 yards on 15 carries and scored 4 TDs, one would say, Hunter has been a big offensive bright

spot for the Cougar’s amidst a win-less start to the season. If one would say Lanesboro outscored Mabel-Canton 44-32 in a 9-man score-fest of long-time SEC rivals, one would say, that figures. All of that happened. It happened, though, with a disclaimer. It happened in one half of play. At the break, the teams had combined to roll up 760 yards and score 76 points. In the 2nd half, things got more realistic. The Burros used a couple 3rd quarter scores to build a 58-32 lead. Turnovers were then M-C’s demise (four in the 2nd half plus a blocked punt). The scoreboard’s lights flickered often in a 72-39 Burro win. Anderson (19 carries, 232 yards, 4 TDs, plus the play-of-the-game, a scintillating fingertip-juggling 70-yard TD reception) led the way, with an assist from Boggs (8 carries, 143 yards, 2 TDs rushing, one and three two-pointers passing). Daulton Gartner, Gabe Decker, and Will Semmen got in on the detonation (TD runs of 35, 57, and 57 respectively). Lanesboro had scoring plays of 48, 57, 35, 64, 30, 70, 33, 35, 19, and 57 yards. Johnson led M-C (23 carries, 242 yards, 4 TDs). Colin O’Bieglo hit Donnie Lind from 26-yards away See SPORTS Page 11 

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for a score. Sophomore Keyser Wenthold sped 81 yards to paydirt on a kick-return for the final Cougar tally. Lanesboro is 1-1 (2-1 overall), M-C falls to 0-2, 0-3 overall. Fruechte, Lange, Enough Said Usually, when volleyball powers Caledonia and Mabel-Canton meet up, it’s a competitive affair. The squads have met in the regular season the past four years. Caledonia has won two (3-2 in 2008, 3-1 in 2011). M-C has won two (3-1 in 2009, 3-2 in 2010). Given the rankings of each squad (Caledonia #8 in AA, M-C #9 in A), the talent, 2012’s meeting looked to be a battle. It ended up being the first of the Warrior-Cougar series that wasn’t. One play summed things up. In the third set, an M-C serve was sent short and to the right Caledonia’s defense. Maria Fruechte dove to receive it, staving off an ace. Taylor Winjum accepted the (pretty darn good) pass (considering the difficulty). She set it back into the air, to an already-on-her-feet-and-readyto-attack Fruechte. The 5’10” senior super-hitter emphatically slammed down a point, having gone from diving to her knees and elbows, to ascending to 9-plus feet in the air, in the blink of an eye. That’s what Fruechte (13 kills, 8 blocks), and 6’2” senior teammate Emma Lange (18 kills, 6 aces), offered all night long: great volleyball athleticism. Both will have a shot at the next level. With an assisting Winjum (32 times), the Warriors defeated M-C 3-0 (25-16, 25-16, 25-14). Belle Sand was a smaller version of Fruechte/ Lange, tallying 14 kills (9 digs) for the Coug’s. Carly McCabe (23 assists) and Christine Lee

(12 digs) were M-C’s other statistical leaders. It’s the Coug’s first loss. They entered having won 23 of 23 sets played. Football 09-14 •Kingsland 6, #10 in AA Lewiston-Altura 33 (K: Marshall Oeltjen 27 carries, 72 yards; Jacob Rindels 7-yard TD run. L-A built 33-0 lead. Knights scored with 0:27 left. They are 1-2 overall) St. Charles 6, Chatfield 34 (C: Nate Skare 6-13 passing, 108 yards, 2 TDs, INT, 6 carries, 51 yards; Jake Neis 124 total yards (90 rushing, TD); Justin Viss 87 total yards (54 rushing); Alex Haffner rushing TD; Reid Danielson receiving TD; Brandon Adler BP resulting in safety. Gophers led 34-0 at half, move to 3-0 on the season) R-P 41, W-K 13 (R-P: Alex Vix 3 receptions, 135 yards, 2 TDs, rushing TD; Casey McLellan 57 yards, rushing TD, 81-yard KOR TD; Zach Boehmke 65 yards rushing, TD; Steve Adcock 75 yards rushing. Trojans led 27-0 at halftime. They are 2-1 on the season) FC 0, Kickapoo (Viola), WI 8 (FC: Devon Block 17 carries, 80 yards; Dan Gatzke 82 total yards (69 rushing). K: games only score came on a Jacob Joseph to Carver Phillps 56-yard pass in 1st Quarter. Falcons had a chance late (4:23 to go), but a 3rd and 3 pass from the Kickapoo 8-yardline was intercepted in the end zone. FC is 1-2) Volleyball 09-10 •R-P 3, Houston 0 > 25-15, 25-22, 25-17 (R-P: Amy Todd 17 kills, 9 digs, 5 aces; Emily Wade 26 assists; Kendra Crawford 16 digs, 5 aces. H: Abbey Loken 10 kills; Vanessa Lee 17 assists) St. Charles 0, Chatfield 3 > 25-13, 26-24, 25-16 (C: Maddy

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Kammer 9 kills; Haley Kohlmeyer 8 kills; Gabrielle Salisbury/ Kileigh Dudek 29 combined assists; Alex Duxbury 28 digs) 09-11 •Dover-Eyota 3, Kingsland 2 > 25-22, 23-25, 21-25, 25-21, 11-15 (K: Jessi Kaster 14 kills, 18 digs; Lizzie Tart 35 assists, 17 digs; Sarah O’Connell 14 kills. D-E: Brandi Blattner 16 kills, 19 digs) Houston 3, Lanesboro 0 > 23-25, 21-25, 25-27 (L: Kaia Hongerholt 5 kills, 4 aces; Madison Ming/Olivia Haug 4 kills, 3 blocks each; Steph Erickson 12 assists. H: A. Loken 14 kills; V. Lee 19 assists) R-P 3, L-A 0 > 25-19, 25-17, 25-18 (R-P: A. Todd 20 kills, 6 aces; E. Wade 31 assists; K. Crawford 18 digs) 09-13 •R-P 3, P-E-M 0 > 25-18, 25-15, 25-12 (R-P: A. Todd 16 kills. Trojans are 3-2, 10-4 on the season) Chatfield 3, D-E 1 > 25-13, 24-26, 26-24, 25-11 (C: M. Kammer 13 kills; Brook Irish 9 kills; A. Duxbury 39 digs, 4 aces; K. Dudek 20 assists, 4 aces; G. Salisbury 18 assists. D-E: B. Blattner 14 kills, 12 digs) Schaeffer Academy 0, #9 in A M-C 3 > 25-11, 25-6, 25-10 (M-C: B. Sand 10 kills, 5 aces; C. McCabe 23 assists; Lydia Geving 5 aces. Cougars lead SEC at 4-0, 11-1 overall) Lyle/Pacelli 3, Lanesboro 0 > 25-13, 25-19, 25-15 (L: M. Ming 3 kills, 2 blocks; O. Haug 3 blocks. L/P: Ann Rysavy 6 kills, 16 digs, 5 aces; Sarah Holtz 7 kills, 8 aces; Madison Truckenmiller 6 kills) Kingsland 0, #2 in A W-K 3 > 25-10, 25-9, 25-13 (K: Cheyenne Losey 6 kills; L. Tart 7 assists, 7 digs. W-K: Katie Cavalco 25 kills; Kalyn Biever 40 assists, 8 digs. Falcons are undefeated at 4-0, 12-0) Southland 0, FC 3 > 26-24, 25-13, 25-9 (FC: Victoria Peterson 11 kills; Morgan Malley 21 assists) 09-15 •W-K Tourney (FC went 5-1, Lanesboro 1-2. Pool Play: FC 2, Cochrane-Fountain City 0 (2116, 21-12); FC 2, D-E 0 (21-17, 21-7); FC 2, Red Wing 0 (2110, 21-17). Lanesboro 0, Lake City 2 (7-21, 4-21); Lanesboro 2, L-A 0; Lanesboro 0, #2 in A

W-K 2 (7-21, 4-21); Quarterfinals: FC 2, Goodhue 1 (22-25, 25-14, 15-8). Semifinals: FC 2, Winona High 1 (25-19, 19-25, 25-11); it was the Winhawks first loss of the season versus 14 wins. Finals: FC 0, W-K 2 (14-25, 21-25). Falcons take 2nd. Loss ends an 8-match win-streak. The Falcons are 9-2 on the season, 3-1 in the Three Rivers. Burros are 1-4 in SEC, 2-7 overall) Southland Tourney (Kingsland went 3-2. Pool Play: Kingsland 1, Blooming Prairie 2 (22-25, 25-16, 9-15); Kingsland 2, L/P 1 (23-25, 26-24, 15-8); Kingsland 2, P-E-M 1 (25-14, 25-12, 13-15). Semis: Kingsland 2, Medford 1 (24-26, 25-20, 15-9). Finals: Kingsland 1, BP 2 (12-25, 25-15, 6-15). Knights are 4-6, 1-3 in the 3-Rivers) Farmington Tourney (Chatfield went 2-2, losing 2-0 (11-25, 22-25) to New Prague, beating White Bear Lake 2-0 (25-10, 25-15) and Lakeville-South 2-1 (22-25, 25-20,

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Meal - Pork Sandwiches & Hot Dogs with potatoes, salad, chips, and dessert from 3pm until gone! Silent Auction from 3-7pm. Live Auction starts at 7pm. Also a Bake Sale and Quilt Drawing. An account has been set up under Bushman Benefit at Security State Bank. Donations can be made at any Security State Bank located in Wykoff, Spring Valley, Lewiston and Ostrander. Anyone wanting to donate to the auctions or bake sale please contact Shari at 507-352-2281 or 507-951-9404. Jen Arndt at 507-867-3720 or Marvin Bushman Jr. at 507-867-4115.

The FCJ reaches over 12,000 households each week. Washing Prohibited A discussion ensued when it was Continued from Page 3 noted that under 736.04 Prohibitlimit on the number of active ed Activity there was a prohibition mines was appreciated. Bakke of washing with water and the use said the eight could be in a row, so of chemicals or flocculants. Screenthe limitation would not prevent ing and sorting at the mining site clustering. Findings of fact could will be allowed. limit the size of a cluster due to Larry Thompson, Reilly Conroad traffic in an area. Bakke said struction, complained that the proit just about always comes back to hibition of washing at the site will road use. increase truck traffic as 30 to 40 Ron Garrison, geologist from percent is removed in the washing Milestone Materials, added that process. This material would have the number one determinant as to be trucked back to be used for to whether there could be a clus- reclamation. Swanson insisted it ter is geology or sand availability. shouldn’t increase truck traffic as Graves suggested Bakke’s lan- the trucks hauling to the processguage limiting the number of ing site have to come back. active mines be added to 736.07 The DNR manages water approas number 5. priation at the state level. Williams


Cris Gastner, Community and Business Development Specialist from CEDA and Fillmore County EDA Office, reported on information he had gathered as to effects of industrial sand mining on economic development in Wisconsin communities. Photo by Karen Reisner

Monday, September 24, 2012 argued that the DNR is not a sufficient source to regulate water as state standards don’t exist. Tara Wetzel, Mathy Construction, maintained large water volume permits from the DNR are the hardest to get. Committee member Donna Rasmussen said the SWCD can review water appropriation permits and comment on them. Enough comments can cause the DNR to seek further information. Williams said the prohibition on washing on the mining site is also about not industrializing the Ag District. Rita Leduc insisted the extent of the Jordan aquifer is not known. It bothers her that the ordinance language allows sand mining to be within 10 feet of the water table, as sand is a good filter. She reported that in Wisconsin certain herbicides have shown up in the water supply in the central sands region. Leduc declared we “can’t live without water.” Numerous people expressed their support for the prohibition of washing with water. A motion to move Ordinance 736 to the Planning Commission was approved with the additional language limiting the number of active mines at a time within the county. The Planning Commission will further discuss and refine the language before a public hearing is scheduled. Committee chairman Tom Kaase said the work of the committee along with the input from citizens attending has helped us become more educated on this subject.

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Chatfield school year off to a good start By Mitchell Walbridge With another school year back in session, Chatfield School Board members met on September 17 to see how students are approaching the new academic year. Both Principals Craig Ihrke and Randy Paulson were present to give insight. Irhke and Paulson had coinciding messages to bring to the board that the new school year is off and running well. In these first few weeks both the elementary and high school have been getting components such as fire and bus safety refreshed in the minds of both students and staff members. Chatfield High School is once again implementing the SMART Goals program which will be fully operational by the beginning of October. Elementary Principal Craig Ihrke reiterated the importance of the 100 Book Challenge and stressed that at least one parent should attend the parent evening on September 25. This will encourage both reading at home and parents to become “at home coaches” to their children’s reading literacy development. Community Education Director LuAnn Klevan also addressed the board Monday night on the district’s pre-school program. This year the pre-school program is offered in a newly formed, full day setting. Of the 93 pre-

school age children attending Chatfield, 40 have opted to do the full day program. Klevan stated that this will help the students by creating fewer transitions for the children in addition to getting more accustomed to the school’s atmosphere. Finally, Klevan mentioned that the mission statements and objectives for the community education department will be analyzed to make sure that they are relevant and updated to current needs and goals. Superintendent Ed Harris mentioned some financial information dealing with the district’s preliminary levy for the fiscal year 2013. It will be nearly unchanged from last year. Also, the 2012 budget is expected to come within one percent of projected expenditures. He gave recognition to Carol Lyon crediting her for all of her work on the budget. To conclude the meeting the board hired contracts for Kate Kennedy as a high school paraprofessional. Also, contracts were approved for Pauline Schriever and Paula Jobes to share the school nurse position for this school year. Finally, Hammell Equipment had a bid accepted for the next two years for snow removal. The next meeting is set for October 15, 2012.

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Calling all silent movie stars: Join the volunteer spirit that thrives in Lanesboro Ever dream you’d star in a moving picture show? Here’s your chance to be part of a fairytale-come: the 2013 Silent Movie project. This fantasy volunteer project got started this year in Lanesboro, Minnesota, a place where people work together to make things happen. When Lanesboro Community Theater members developed a plan in August to produce an all-local silent movie that would air over Taste of the Trail Towns weekend, September 8-9, they put out a call for actors needed to bring the fairytale retelling concept to life. The silent, subtitled video of transformed fairytales would be a family-friendly production, shown outdoors on warm evenings at Sylvan Park and would be called “Silent Movie in the Park – After Dark!” “In less than 4 days, we had a cast of almost sixty eager volunteers,” said director Barbara Benson Keith. Local people and weekend guests came forward to act out a variety of humor-

ous and creative roles – ranging from townspeople trying to crack the mystery of Rumpelstiltskin’s name, to a succession of princes chopping their way through brambles to break Sleeping Beauty’s spell, from fairytale royalty to a troll beneath a bridge. What made the 2012 production uniquely attractive to so many volunteers? Perhaps the fact that it was a silent film. Producer Sandy Webb noted, “Volunteers felt free to explore their very own original ways to portray their characters, knowing the film would be edited by a kind eye.” Many participants echoed Kay Wold’s comment, “It was so much fun!” On the nights of the screenings, fifteen more volunteers stepped forward to set up equipment, to make and sell popcorn and treats, and to ensure that all aspects of the show went smoothly. As dusk set in, a legion of local moviegoers arrived at Lanesboro’s Sylvan Park with their blankets and lawn chairs. Individuals and

clusters of friends, couples on date-night, families with kids in footy pajamas. Ready to see what was all the buzz was about. And, still, the volunteers kept coming! Yet another dozen musicians, magicians, dancers and vocalists donated time and talent to create preshow entertainment. Then the once-upona-time movies began. Parents whispered the silent movie screen titles to their too-young-to-read children. Neighbors thrilled to identify one another in their roles on the screen. Audience members laughed along with the actors. Yes! This is the kind of thing that can happen in a community like Lanesboro where people work together to play! Before the night was out, Lanesboro Community Theater already had a strong list of volunteers committing to help with Silent Movie 2013. And there’s still room for more acting and off-camera volunteers to join the fun next September. To add your name, visit Lanesboro Community Theater’s Facebook page.

If you missed the showings, all is not lost. The Community Theater donated a DVD of their 2012 Silent Movie to the Lanesboro Public Library where anyone with a library card can check out the video and catch up on the humorous showcase of local talent. DVDs are also available for purchase

Tara Johnson, (r.) of the Lanesboro Public Library, accepts “Silent Movie in the Park After Dark” DVD from Lanesboro Community Theater representative, Sandy Webb. Photo submitted

Stone Soup Supper to celebrate Lanesboro Local LANESBORO, MNLanesboro Local is putting on a harvest celebration and fundraiser, and the public is invited. Echoing the classic Stone Soup folktale about how a hungry community made a luscious soup when everybody contributed just a little something to

the pot, participants are invited to bring some chopped vegetables to toss into the steaming cauldron of savory broth. Bring tomatoes, onions, herbs, carrots- whatever is fresh- to Sylvan Park in Lanesboro on Saturday, September 29 from 4-7 PM. A delicious soup supper with

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bread and dessert will be served. Lanesboro Local is a nonprofit organization that strives to help a wide community of people throughout the region build a sense of community. The yearround retail Marketplace provides access to locally produced foods and artisan products at 207 Parkway Avenue N. in Lanesboro, across from the theaters. Local doesn’t just mean Lanesboro; producers and shoppers from all over the region benefit from a permanent store featuring regional products. Whether you produce food and artisan items, or love to purchase what you need from neighbors, or someone who just loves a great harvest celebration, you are welcome to participate in the Stone Soup Supper. While the soup simmers, there

will be live music, a dramatic re-enactment of the Stone Soup story, and stone games for the whole family. You can build stone cairns, toss or skip stones, and do a little stone stepping. Meet local producers, and learn about accomplishments and future hopes for Lanesboro Local.

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Comic Drama: Alison Bechdel’s Are You My Mother? To appropriately honor an under-recognized but salient national holiday: Comic Book Day on September 25, I offer this week A lison Bechdel’s new (2012) graphic memoir Are You My Mother? I have never much enjoyed comic books, or their higherbrow equivalent, graphic novels. A sequel to her prior memoir about her father, Fun Home, Are You My Mother? not to be confused with the 1960 children’s book with the same

name, though strongly resonant with its theme, was an unexpected delight. Alison Bechdel uses nonlinear, episodic chronology to tell the story of how her mother’s invisible hand has guided her creative work. I use “invisible hand” purposefully appropriating Adam Smith’s metaphor which describes the self-regulating behavior of the market economy because it underscores the tension in Bechdel’s account. How much of the self is autonomous and

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Monday, September 24, 2012 inherent? How much has been shaped and set in motion by circumstances and parental inputs during childhood and adolescence? The book is infused with apt snippets from Virginia Woolf ’s To the Lighthouse and diaries, summaries of key points made by psychoanalysts Sigmund Freud, Donald Winnicott, and Alice Miller, among other blurbs from various development theories. Through it all, Bechdel asks how the self copes with, or self-regulates, the competing inf luences. How does attachment to others delimit the self ’s perimeter? The trouble with telling the story of self is that selfhood goes like a frayed and frizzed braid. There are split ends and strange loops. It would mar and belie the portrayal to attempt a self telling in the linear, because, Bechdel reveals, we don’t develop self until we

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can see it, and the seeing of ourselves, the glimpses in the mirror, seem to happen out of sequence. Besides, this book, with strict chronology, would be as interesting as cornrows. So Bechdel shapes the chapters around thematic nodes such as “True and False Self,” “Mind,” “Hate.” She volleys backward and forward in time following the episodic chronology of self-discovery along these nodes. “The story has no end,” she admits at the end, “but now it’s five years later, and I must manufacture one.” However, where sequence is relevant, she orients the reader with tactful clarity, “I had the spiderweb dream two years after the one about the brook, and immediately after starting to read Freud’s Interpretation of Dreams” (42). She tightly controls the way the reader will interpret the significance of sequence. In this way, we understand that the “truth” has been “manufactured.” But it is not cheap. Her overly processed scenes (far from organic) are rife with significance so that thankfully we don’t have to sort through cluttered pages like the thrift bin at Goodwill. In Bechdel’s shelved and welllit account, as in a high end boutique, the fine goods are on display.

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best possible outcome.” Klaehn’s logo, a square peg in a round hole, fits her personality well. The stereotypical image of a stuffy, boring accountant crunching numbers all day is not what you will find when you meet her, as she likes to help out on the farm, and she and her husband enjoy riding their Harley Davidson motorcycles. The tax laws change every year, so Klaehn has to be on her toes and update her knowledge all the time. She has to take 120 credits every three years to maintain her Certified Public Accountant license. With the changes come the challenges of finding new and creative ways to make sure her clients get the best possible experience from what can be a stressful time for everyone. The office is open Tuesday through Thursday from 9am-3pm, and other times by appointment. Klaehn can be reached at 507-765-3696 or 507-438-1837.


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Sue’s Muse By Sue Ommen Pictures, The Story Of Our Lives Summer is winding down the road into fall. Our first pear tree is ripe, delicious picked fresh off the tree for lunch, or gathered as windfalls to make jams, pear tarts and wine. The family of hummingbirds in our yard will soon migrate, though now they keep me company visiting the feeders attached to the dining room window and on the patio, as I pen this column. Tomatoes are ripe and juicy, gracing the table in slices, as fresh salsa, in guacamole, or BLTs. Numerous quarts have been frozen, and now the temperatures have dropped enough to make roasted pasta sauce in the oven for future chile, enchiladas, and a healthy version of Beef Bourguinon. Our new Maple trees are tinged with red, pretty as a picture. Speaking of pictures, photos tell the story of our lives visually, but often leave us asking for more. My sister Sharon recently visited from Bell Buckle, Tennessee. We were poring over family photos, trying to figure out the context and the period they were taken. We unearthed a photo taken in 1940 of our impossibly young mom, clad in whoopee pants and her sister, Mary in shorts. They looked young and carefree. We determined their ages as 22 and 12. I wondered what the story was behind this picture and made a note to ask my Aunt Mary the next time I talk to her. One of my favorite pictures is of our daughter, who had just

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turned nine. She wore a jaunty baseball cap, and a huge grin as she held up the string of fish she’d caught with her new fishing rod. I have to smile as I remember her excitement at catching the most fish from the boat, the snapping turtle our son caught from the dock, and the excitement of trying to move it away from the swimming area and waterslide. At night we sat around the campfire and roasted hotdogs and S’mores with Ritz crackers, as we had forgotten the graham crackers. Our daughter glanced up from the campfire and exclaimed over the “Kitty” she spotted nearby. After we realized the Kitty was black and white striped, we hastily retreated into the cabin, leaving the crackers behind. The next day the Ritz had all disappeared from their wrappings and we could see a fellow camper in the distance, washing his dog in the lake with tomato juice. Another favorite photo shows our children with their pet chicken, Peep, the bird of nine lives. Handed out to the kindergartners, the baby chick soon imprinted on our children as part of the flock. Peep followed our four-year-old daughter everywhere, tucking her head cutely into Gina shoulder for a nap. In the garden she’d choose a tasty worm and run around as though in competition with a dozen chickens for her prize. After more than a few mishaps, she grew into a lovely brown

bird, and posed with our son for a family picture. Eventually, we gave her to a farm family and one day the farmer’s wife appeared on our doorstep, with a dozen of Peep’s tasty brown eggs. We have many photos of our visits to Florida to see my mother, who wintered there. However, mom told my favorite story often, of the early morning a very young Gina crawled into bed with her. Lifting grandma’s closed eyelids, she said, “Mimi, I have to tell you the story of Gordy Rocks and the Free Bears.” Another picture of our children shows them holding one of their pet rabbits we raised, brought as babies to their classes, and showed at the county fair as a 4-H project. Recently, granddaughter Natalie, eight, came for visit. First, she helped pick a bag of her dad’s favorite purple plums to take home, cherry tomatoes and raspberries. Then I showed her how to work with watercolors and she created a picture with her new set of watercolors sticks. After lunch, including the apple she’d picked earlier, she chose any flower she wished to take home. I recorded all of these activities with photos, and soon we will decorate scrapbook pages of our fun day for a memory later, with stories included I feel sad when viewing photos taken showing people of another era, with no notations about them. I would love to hear the narrative of their lives. Did they dress in all their finery for the photos taken by a photographer? What are their stories, passed on verbally, but never written down? It is a reminder to record the stories of our families to include with the visual memories we cherish.

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Birth Announcement Birth Announcement Emma Grace Pate Brian and Jessica Pate of Copperas Cove, Texas are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Grace. Emma was born September 7, 2012. She weighed 6 lb. 15 oz. and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Patricia Pierce of Rochester, Minn., Shawn Severson of Preston, Minn., Al and Star Polzin of Chatfield, Minn., and Karen Pate of Copperas Cove, Texas. Great-grandparents are Jane Gustason of Clear Lake, Minn., Annette Polzin of Eyota, Minn., and Pat Tuten of Janesboro, Arkansas.

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Lanesboro School Board hears annual report on curriculum By Jade Sexton Lanesboro High School Principal Brett Clarke spoke to the school board during their regular meeting on September 20, 2012. He updated them on the new laptops students in grades 9-12 had received at the beginning of the school year as part of a new program. Clarke said there were a few bumps in the beginning, but the experience has been positive so far. According to Clarke, the students and teachers have all been patient and supportive of the new technology, and it has already benefited the students in ways that even he never imagined. “We’re looking to lighten the backpack for students, and we’ve done so already more than I thought we would in the

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first month,” said Clarke. The students already have a textbook on their computers that they don’t have to carry around. Chairmen Dave Ruen asked if one of the computers could be available at parentteacher conferences so parents of students who don’t have one yet can look at them, and Clarke said that would not be a problem. Clarke also showed the board the Annual Report on Curriculum and Instruction, which will be posted on the school’s website. In the report there are graphs that show how the Lanesboro students did on the MCA (Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment) tests. There are also comparisons to the state averages, and Lanesboro’s scores were above those. Overall, math was the weakest, which is true statewide as well. The state average is 50 percent passing the math test. Clarke explained Lanesboro’s strongest subject is reading, with 100 percent of tenth graders passing the reading test last year. FFA Dairy Team The board officially congratulated and recognized the FFA Dairy Judging Team. Since they won 2nd place at the State Competition, they were able to attend the Eastern

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Nationals at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where they won first place. The team, which consisted of Hailey Leiding, Kayla Leiding, Jared Troendle, and Travis Troendle, blew the competition away, as the second place team had 137 points less than they did. Superintendent Jeff Boggs said he was told that was like a football team winning a game 100-0. And since they won second place in state and not first place, they are eligible to go to state again next year. Other business The board approved the preliminary levy at $436,716.76. The final will be set in December. The board also approved several personnel contracts. The October meeting was changed to Tuesday, October 16 at 7pm due the MEA holiday.

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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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Commonweal To Offer Audio Described Performances LANESBORO, MN — The Commonweal Theatre Company located in historic, downtown Lanesboro, is proud to announce a new audio-description service to enhance the enjoyment of live theatre for audience members with low vision. On specially-designated performance days, patrons can attend the Commonweal Theatre and receive the benefit of a trained audio-describer narrating visual elements of the production through a discreet earpiece. “This service allows us to take access to live theatre to a whole new level,” says Commonweal Theatre’s Executive Director Hal Cropp. “Thanks to a special grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Commonweal has been able to purchase the equipment and gain the necessary training that we needed to provide this service to people who may not be able to enjoy live theatre other-

wise. Our goal is for persons with visual challenges to have an experience at the Commonweal that is just as exciting and emotionally resonant as what a person with sight would have.” Patrons who reserve this service are asked to arrive an hour before the show. At this time, the Commonweal will provide a tactile tour of the set, costumes, and hand out personal sound receivers where the description can be heard. Audio description begins twenty minutes before the show, to set the scene and create mental images of characters, set, and costumes before the performance actually begins. Once the show is underway, audiodescribers provide intermittent description to give a complete picture of all lighting, costume, and set changes, as well as character movements and gestures. This service can only be heard

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through the personal devices and discreet earpiece that the Commonweal provides and will not disrupt other audience members who are in attendance. This season, the Commonweal is pleased to offer audio-descriptions for the romantic-comedy The Philadelphia Story on Saturday, October 6th at 1:30 pm, the heartwarming drama The Drawer Boy on Sunday, October 7th at 1:30 pm, and the holiday classic A Christmas Carol on Saturday, December 1st at 1:30 pm. Reservations for this service must be made at least one week in advance by stopping in at the Commonweal Theatre Box Office at 208 Parkway Ave N, Lanesboro or by calling 1-800-657-7025, or emailing tickets@commonwealtheatre. org. Additionally, the Commonweal Theatre has Braille versions of our programs available with advance notice to persons with low vision. Large print editions of the theatre’s programs are available upon request at the Box Office. Funding for Commonweal Theatre’s programming is provided in part by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and private funders. For more details, including information about schedules, tickets, and other Commonweal programs, visit or call the Box Office at 1-800-657-7025.

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Healthy you should avoid the flu! 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 24 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM at the Community Center – Library Activity Room, 225 3rd Avenue SW, Harmony, MN. •Thursday, September 27 from 3:30 to 6:30 PM at the Lanesboro Elementary School located at 100 Kirkwood East, Lanesboro, MN. •Tuesday, October 2 from 11:00 to 1:00 PM at the Thurber Building, 21 Second Street SE, Chatfield, MN. •Thursday, October 11 from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at the Community Center, 226 Gold Street North, Wykoff, MN

The cost of the flu vaccination is $25.00 each. Adults with Medicare Part B and/or Medicare Advantage Plans and both adults and children with a Minnesota Health Care Plan can receive the flu vaccination free of charge if all health insurance cards are presented at the clinic. To make your experience quicker, wear a short sleeve shirt and bring the age-appropriate completed vaccination form with you to a clinic. If you would like to complete your influenza vaccine paper work in advance go to http:// and print the appropriate child or adult form. Bring the form along with all health insurance cards or other payment to the clinic with you. For more information about flu vaccinations, call Fillmore County Public Health at 507-765-3898 or visit Both injectable and nasal mist (nasal is only available to ages 2 - 49 years) forms of vaccination will be available. The cost of the flu vaccination is $25.00 or free if a Medicare Part B, Medicare Advantage Plan, or Minnesota Health Care Plan insurance card is provided.

Fillmore County HouseHold Hazardous Waste ColleCtion

tuesday, october 2 , 2012 one day only!

12 noon to 5:00 pm

resource recovery center, preston Early drop-offs are illegal and will not be accepted!!! examples of Household products accepted Aerosol Cans All types of paint Bug Sprays Oven cleaners Paint thinner Floor care products Degreasers Poisons Antifreeze Lawn care products Garden & flower products

Wood preservatives Roofing tar Battery acid Gasoline & diesel fuel Adhesives Lighter fluid Swimming pool chemicals Moth balls Car care products Epoxy & glues Stains & varnishes

items not accepted during this collection Agricultural chemicals Explosives Medical waste

Business waste Radioactive waste Empty cans

During this collection only there will be a program that will allow you to exchange all your mercury thermometers for one new digital thermometer.

Help your neigHbors and friends and eitHer car pool or bring tHeir waste along witH yours. please bring waste in non-returnable containers or boxes for faster unloading.

for more information, contact tHe fillmore county resource recovery center 507-765-4704.

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Rushford-Peterson Homecoming 2012 The R-P Schools will celebrate Homecoming 2012 the

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week of October 1-6. The Presentation of the Royalty and the naming of the King and Queen will take place at an all-school assembly October 2 at 2:30pm in the High School gymnasium. Parents and the general public are welcome. The High School Homecoming pepfest will be October 4 at 8:25am in the gym. The Homecoming parade is October 5 at 2:30pm. The parade route will start at R-P H.S. and proceed south on Highway 43 into downtown Rushford and then go west at Shawnee’s and Associated Bank. The Homecoming football game will be October 5 at 7:00pm versus the Southland

Rebels. The Homecoming Dance and formal coronation of royalty will be October 6. The dance will be from 8:00pm – 12:00 midnight. Admission cost to the dance is $6 per person. Admission cost to the coronation only is $1. Other activities throughout the week include varsity volleyball games; away on Monday vs Spring Grove, away on Tuesday vs St. Charles, and home on Thursday vs Kingsland. Cross country LARP invite will be in Lewiston on Thursday. In addition to varsity sporting events, dress up days, class competitions, prizes, and nonvarsity volleyball and football will be taking place. The Rushford-Peterson High School Student Council is coordinating all activities for Homecoming 2012.

The FCJ reaches over 12,000 households each week. were no opposing comments and one neighbor in favor. The Continued from Page 1 variance was approved by the to the federal government and city council. they like to have a certain num- Shawn Severson, Main Street ber of parking spaces available. SW, requested a variance to There was no comment from build a 27 by 27 foot addition the public. to his house with a setback A resolution was adopted to of 13 feet to the east. The vacate this section of Farmers ordinance requires a 15 foot Street West with the additional setback. His existing home is language that the city would 13 feet from the property line. retain easements. Hoffman noted the property is The property owners involved zoned R3, if it were zoned R2, with both street vacations will the setback requirement would have surveys prepared for the be 10 feet. Planning and Zonvacated areas. ing held a public hearing. There A variance was granted for was no objection to the variance. Jerome O’Connor, Preston The variance was approved. Street NW, to build an addition A resolution was passed to to his garage with a side set- again participate in the Office back of zero feet. The ordinance of Traffic Safety Safe and Sober requires four feet. The 24 by 26 campaign. The Preston Police foot addition will be up to the Department has participated for property line, just as the current about 10 years. The program garage is. provides grant funds to pay Planning and Zoning had a overtime for DUI, seatbelt and public hearing at which there speeding enforcement.


Harmony Veterinary Clinic supports Fillmore Central and Lanesboro FFA Chapters

The Harmony Vet Clinic recently donated $418.00 to each of the Fillmore Central and Lanesboro High School FFA chapters. The FFA teaches our youth invaluable leadership, personal growth and career success skills. The donation was made possible by a Pfizer Animal Health program. For eligible purchases of Pfizer Animal Health products, a donation was made on behalf of the Harmony Vet Clinic to each of the FFA chapters. Pictured are representatives of the Fillmore Central FFA chapter along with the doctors of the Harmony Vet Clinic: from left, Mckinnen Stone, Dr. John Rein, Braden Hahn, Dr. Lynn Aggen, and Cody Hendrickson Photo submitted

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Preconditioning? Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties Source: Timothy J. Goldsmith DVM, MPH, DACVPM, University of Minnesota College of Ve t e r i n a r y Medicine It is the time of the year to start considering Jerrold Tesmer the marketing of your calves. It is also the time of the year when we start hearing about preconditioning calves and how important that is to adding value to your calves. What exactly is preconditioning? Currently this term is used loosely throughout the cattle industry, but what does it mean?

Preconditioning as a management program is designed to prepare calves to move through the high stress time of weaning from the cow to the next stage of their life. This is a critical time for calves as it has historically been the highest risk time for sickness. With the high price of calves and high input costs on the feed side cattle buyers desire cattle that will go to work at the feed bunk and stay out of the sick pen. The basis for any preconditioning program is to plan vaccinations, processing procedures, and nutrition changes prior to the stress of weaning, with the goal of preventing illness during and after the weaning period. The goal of vaccination is to induce an immune response in calves prior to the exposure to common diseases associated with weaning, commingling,

and transportation. In order to maximize the immune response vaccines must be administered appropriately. Appropriate administration of vaccines includes keeping them out of direct sunlight, vaccines should be kept cool on warm days and not frozen on cold days, using the correct dose, administering by correct route, giving a booster if using killed vaccines, and using cattle handling practices that reduce the stress on the calves. Vaccines should be given at least two weeks and not more than six weeks prior to weaning; depending on your program this may include a second round of shots 2-6 weeks following the first. Typical processing such as castration, dehorning, and deworming can add up to become very stressful to a calf. Doing these procedures prior to weaning so that calves can be healed is desirable and can greatly reduce the amount of stress a calf endures


at weaning. Treating for internal and external parasites has a great benefit for the calf as parasites can greatly reduce the immune status of a calf as well as steal important nutritional resources. One of the greatest changes a calf goes through at the time of weaning is the reliance on their mother’s milk and grass to a processed feed. These changes often accompany a change in environment and location. Anything that can be done to prepare calves for this change such as lowered feed bunks to allow access with cows, and water tank access will help calves recognize where and what feed and water is. This will allow calves to start on feed sooner after weaning and reduce the depressed feed intakes associated with weaning. This is where backgrounded calves that are bunk broke for a minimum of 45 days have an advantage from a marketing standpoint. Vaccinations, processing procedures and parasite control

4H at the State Fair

nning 9/23/2012


Travis Troendle shows dairy cows for Fillmore County at the MN State Fair. Photo by Austin Whitacre

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sunday, september 30tH, 2012 - 9:00am sale to be conducted at the spring valley sales auction

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AUCTIONEER NOTE: We will be selling a large antique furniture, furniture, very large selection of antiques and collectibles from antique shop that closed several years ago. This will be the first sale of 3 from this shop plus tools and household items. Don’t miss this auction! Selling 2 Rings All Day

12-14 Hayracks of Smalls 2 Hayracks of mechanics and shop tools plus floor tools and 2009 JD L108 lawnmower from Norman House Estate. For more info contact auction company or saLe arranged and conducted by spring vaLLey saLes company

auctioneers: Dick Schwade Lic. 23-10018, 507-346-2183 or 7834, Cell 507-251-7313; Tom Jasper 50-113, 507-251-7654; Kevin Grabau 23-91, 507-951-1478 ringmen: Bob Root, Roger Becker cLerk: Spring Valley Sales - Fax 507-346-2163. announcements day of take precedence over any advertised or pre-printed materiaL aLL of tHe above mercHandise is seLLing as is, wHere is, witH no warranty. terms: casH or good cHeck day of saLe. notHing to be removed untiL settLed for. not responsibLe for accidents or mercHandise after soLd. pLease bring proper identification.

accepting major credit cards. • saLes tax cHarged wHere appLicabLe.

By Austen Whitacre 4-H is a national organization for youth who want to learn leadership and life skills. The youth that participate can choose a lot of different project areas to be a part of. After talking with Travis Troendle at the state fair he explained what it was like to be at the fair. Travis shows dairy cows for Fillmore County. When asked about 4-H he said, “I have been in 4-H for seven years and it has been a great experience.

In my seven years I have learned many things like leadership and speaking skills.” Kids in 4-H take great pride in the work they do with animals. It takes a lot of hard work and there is no time for relaxing until everything is done. Travis had this to say: “This year I brought my dairy cow to the fair. Taking care of my cow has taught me what it means to work hard. When I am getting ready for the fair I have a lot of things to do. I

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needs may vary from herd to herd and effective nutrition program will enhance calf performance and get cattle adjusted to a drylot quickly. Consult your veterinarian for help in developing a specific preconditioning program tailored to your operation. Capturing value is the ultimate goal for these programs and that entails communicating what you have done to buyers, working on developing a marketing program will help ensure you gain the most value for your calves and your management. My thanks to Timothy J. Goldsmith DVM, MPH, DACVPM, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine for providing the information in this article. If you would like the full version please e-mail Kristi at or call 507765-3896 and ask for the SE MN Grazing Gazette, September/October 2012 issue. have to train my animal so they will behave. I will also have to wash, feed, and walk my cow. I think more people should join 4-H, anyone can join and even if you’re too old to be a part of the youth you can still do the adult positions. If you asked me what 4-H was about, I would have to say it’s about learning as much as possible and meeting a lot of new people.”

TRUCKS-TRAILERS-EQUIPMENT & FARM MACHINERY AUCTION Zenke Auction Sales Facility 11511 State Hwy 44, Caledonia, MN THURSDAY, SEPT 27, 2012 9:30 AM

NOTE: Good mix of equipment for our fall auction! More items arriving at time of print and can be consigned until 9/26/12. Starting with small items, online bidding will be available day of auction starting at approx. 11:00 am and you can pre-register at, you may view pictures and added items at FARM MACHINERY: Ford 800, new rear tires, live hyd, good runner; 2007 Mustang skidsteer, model 286, 2-spd, Cummins dsl, cab, elec quik tatch, approx 1,780 hrs; Gehl 1065 chopper, w/3-30 corn head; (2) Badger 16’ forage boxes, w/MN tandem 12 running gears; JD 6’ digger; 10’ brush hog; JD 213 bean head; Peck 60’ 8”hopper auger, w/hyd lift; 21’ bin sweep auger w/elec motor; Gehl 1200 chopper w/7’ hay head; 16’ forage box w/Knowles running gear; model 200 power wagon; Killbros 375 gravity box w/hyd auger & gear; JD 10’ disc; IH 3-bottom trailer type plow; 3-pt bale spear; 6-row, 3-pt cultivator; New Idea, model 324, 2-row picker; (2) old Case tractors; misc implement tires; green chopper; set 18.4 x 38 duals w/hardware; JD-220 SH platform; MN 160, pto manure spreader; (18) sheets, 14’ building steel; Century stick welder; 28’ ext ladder; 200-amp disconnect service; (3) load locks; misc. TRUCKS, TRAILERS, HEAVY EQUIPMENT: (4) 1998 Volvo, quad axle, Henderson 19’ alum box, 385hp, 8LL trans, auto greaser, nice fleet of 4-dump trucks; 2000 KW, day cab, 525 Select Plus Cummins, 13-spd; 1998 Volvo tractor, mid roof, Cummins M11, 10-spd, jake brake; 1968 Chev C40, 55’ boom truck, 6-cyl gas engine, boom works good; 1977 Chev, 1-ton, 4x4; IH model 2574, 6x4, w/plow, wing, belly blade, 12’ box w/sander, 240-hp Cummins, auto trans, super singles, shows 132k miles; 1997 Navistar tandem axle w/Galion model 502U dump box, Fuller trans, 530 IH engine, 275-hp, 192k miles; 1982 Mack, AWD, w/19’ dump box; 1984 Ford L9000 tandem axle dump truck; older Load King 35-ton lowboy, hyd fold, good rubber; 2004 Towmaster model T40 trailer, pintle hitch, air brakes, 25’ bed, 8’ double beaver tail, 20-ton cap; Cat D6H dozer, LGP, cab, a/c, 16,000-hrs, SN:08Z8443, nice! Cat 963C track loader, cab, 18,000-hrs, SN:2DS00527; (4) loader tires, E-2/L2, foam filled, good tread, Komatsu loader wheels; older Cat D4 dozer, elec start, good cond, SN:82J125; 1968 Austin Western 6-wd grader, Detroit dsl, 13’ blade, w/v-plow & wing; fiberglass mechanics pickup box; 12’ dump box w/elec hoist; NH 6’ sweeper, hyd swing, skidsteer mount; hyd dozer blade, skidsteer mount; Southworth 6’ x 8’ hyd loading dock, 6,000-lb cap; hyd winch, 20,000-lb line pull, approx 500’ 1/2” cable; large metal band saw; jack hammer/compactor, backhoe attachment. VEHICLES: 2004 Chev K1500, Z71, 4x4, 121k; 2004 Ford F-150 XLT, ext cab, 4x4, 67k; 2001 BMW X5, suv, 145k; 2004 Chev Suburban Z71, 159k; 2002 Ford F-150 Lariat, crew cab, 4x4, 167k; 1999 GMC 3500 SLE, crew cab, dsl, 4x4; 2001 Ford Explorer, 4x4, 125k; 1994 Chev 2500, reg cab, 4x4; 1996 Ford F-150 XL, reg cab, 4x2. TERMS: 6.875% Sales Tax. Cash or good check day of auction. Credit Card with 3.5% Convenience Fee. Announcements made day of auction take precedence over any printed matter. All equipment sold AS-IS, WHERE IS. ONLINE TERMS: 2% Buyers Fee, 6.875% MN Sales Tax unless you sign exemption form. Payment due within 24 hrs, call 507-724-2090 for wire instructions. Credit Card is available with an additional 3.5% Convenience Fee. Announcements made day of sale take precedence over any printed material. all equipment sold as-is, where-is. REGISTERED MN AUCTIONEERS: Hoyt Zenke, Andy Burke CLERK: Zenke Auction & Realty, Inc., 11511 State Hwy. 44, Caledonia, MN

Do you have a question that needs an answer? 507.765.2704 877.282.0647

“i don’t know” is no longer acceptable Okay, maybe that’s a little over the top, but it’s probably not far off. Today, most people have access to the single tyler grundman largest collection of human knowledge ever to exist and it lead developer grows every day. Each day that passes, more information gets added and continues to expand the breadth and depth of that pool. That pool is the Internet. The Internet can answer nearly any question you have, but very few use it to the fullest potential. Reasons can vary but mostly it’s because many people don’t realize the actual simplicity behind asking your question in a search engine. It’s probably reasonable to say that eventually “Googling your question” might be considered a general skill that everyone should have and those who can’t could be at a severe disadvantage. Here are a few examples of what I mean about asking questions using a variety of Internet tools. Even if your question is ambiguous, there’s a good chance it’s been asked before. “I don’t know how to change my car tire.” Using - How to change a flat tire - Video: How to Change a Flat Tire ( or “I wonder how many drops of water are in a gallon?” Using - How many drops of water are in one gallon? - 75,700 metric drops ( The list of questions you can ask are endless and most are simple to ask, ranging from “Basic emergency first-aid that everyone should know” to “How to safely evacuate your house in a fire emergency” to “What brand of shoe does Justin Bieber wear.” Phrase the question the same way you’d ask another person and you should be presented with a matching result. It really is that simple.

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Jennifer A. gumbel Attorney

I have a will I did years ago and need to make changes. Can I just cross out the old parts and write in what I want now?

Once you do a will, circumstances can change. The person you wanted to be your executor twenty years ago may not be the person you want to do it now. You may want to change who gets your estate or you may have sold land you described in your will. There are many reasons you might need to change your will. However, you can’t just scratch out the old stuff and write in the new. Under Minnesota Statute, wills must be signed and witnessed by two people. In order to ensure clarity in making changes and to ensure that will requirements are followed, any changes you make should be done through a document that the probate court and estate planners call a codicil. A codicil is a document that formally amends a will and follows the formalities, such as signing and having two witnesses, of a will. If it’s been a while since you did your will, our office can help you make sure you amend it properly, so that it meets your needs now.

When is the time to Plant Daffodils and other Spring Bulbs? Do you want your yard to be the envy of the neighborhood next spring? Make it happen by filling your yard with gorgeous spring-blooming bulbs that you plant now! • Have a Design plan. Seek a design professional to help you create a specific look and color combination. • Select quality bulbs. Look for big, plump and firm bulbs. Not soft, mushy or moldy. • Pick the right spot. Give them good soil rich in organic matter. Most bulbs do best in full sun, at least 6 hours per day, and well-drained soil. • Plant them correctly. Generally, dig a hole two-three times deeper than the bulb is tall. Plant pointy side up. Space according to directions. • Water well. This will eliminate air pockets in the soil and encourage establishing root growth. • Protect your investment. Spread a layer of mulch or use mesh chicken wire to hide your bulb holes from critters. © EOD

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What kinds of “memory” are in my computer? There are 2 kinds of memory in your computer – short-term and long-term. The short-term memory, called RAM, is erased every time your computer is powered down – no data is lost when RAM is erased. The long-term memory is your hard drive, where your data is stored (Windows operating system, pictures, videos, documents, and other data) for use. That data is not erased when your computer is powered down. If you’ve had your computer for a while, you may notice slowdowns. Upgrading your RAM is a great way to speed up your computer, and it only takes minutes. MCS doesn’t charge to install RAM upgrades!! Hard drive upgrades are a little more time-consuming, but are well worth the cost. MCS can make an exact copy of your data to another, larger hard drive in just minutes, adding more storage and value to your computer. Call 507.458.5342 today for more information!!

507-398-9115 • Jeff Christian

My engine is hard to start when it’s cold. What’s wrong? If your engine has a carburetor, the hard starting problem is most likely choke related. If the engine cranks normally and the spark plugs are not worn or dirty, the choke probably needs to be repaired or adjusted. The choke may be set too rich or too lean. Either way can cause hard starting. The bimetal spring inside the choke may be broken or rusty or jammed with dirt. Cleaning with carburetor spray or solvent may help alleviate a sticking problem. On older fuel injected engines, a separate ‘cold start’ injector is used to spray additional fuel into the intake manifold when a cold engine is first started. If this injector is not working, the engine can be hard to start. The injector is controlled by a timer and relay, so if either of these components is defective it can prevent the cold start injector from doing its job too. Slow cranking during cold weather (below freezing) can also be caused by oil that is too thick.

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507-864-4139 or 507-450-6102 now that the hot weather is over and the mornings are getting cooler it is the time to think about the season that is coming. Yes, the heating season. We may not want it, but it will be here soon. I recommend you get a heating system check up every year. This will keep you safe and your heating system running through the season trouble free. rEMEMBEr, kEEp sMiling and ChangE your filtEr.

Q: i am producing a brochure for my business. What are some tips for distributing the brochures to the proper place? When you design your brochure be sure to consult a professional printing partner for help in design and composition. With answers to the questions below a reputable printer will be able to design a brochure that will drive people to you. The first thing to identify is who, what and where is your targeted market ; What customers do you want to reach? Are those customers from out of state? Are those customers within a day’s trip of your location? Where will potential customers likely stop in route? How far away do you want to reach out? When you have answered those questions and you have a finished brochure it is time to establish a plan for distribution. As you decide how distribution will take place, keep in mind several key points that a distributor should provide; When will your brochure be delivered? What specific locations will have your brochure? Will there be a regular re-stock of all locations? Will the racks be maintained in a neat and clean condition? Will there be any audit reports on movement? Some quality print shops will offer a distribution service in conjunction with the printing job. Contact if you have any questions.

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Why should I pre-plan my funeral? Pre-planning one’s funeral can seem like a daunting task. In reality it’s a simple process that we guide you through, giving you a sense of comfort knowing your wishes will be carried out. You will have the opportunity to choose the type of service you prefer and make known your wishes as to the type of merchandise that suits you. Frequently at arrangement conferences I hear, “I wonder what Dad would have wanted?” Families often tell me that they were relieved to have readings, music, and flower preferences of their loved one preplanned. Most often individuals choose to prefund their funeral. This gives you the added comfort of knowing those funds will be protected in a funeral trust or burial insurance policy. In cases in which the help of Medical Assistance becomes necessary, the preplanned funds will not count toward one’s assets.

“Quality pre-owned vehicles and more” Ph. 507-765-3642 Preston, MN Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm Sat 8 - 12 noon

Lien ReLeaSe CaRd?

Scott Brunsvold

When you purchase a vehicle you may have to finance all or part of the purchase lien holder. if this is the case the title will come with you listed as the owner and the lending institution as the lien holder. The lending institution will get a lien release card (which looks like a recipe card) and will keep possession of it until your loan is paid in full. They will then give it to you attach to the title to show that the vehicle has no money borrowed against it and is free to sell. if for some reason, the card is lost the lending institution can type up a paper which must be witnessed and stamped by a notary public. So, if you are looking to purchase a car from a private party, take a look at the title and check for a lien, and if there is one, make sure the seller has the lien release card.

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Deadline to apply for Physical Disaster Loans in Minnesota is October 15 The U.S. Small Business Administration reminds homeowners, renters, businesses and non-profit organizations in Minnesota that the deadline to submit disaster loan applications for damages caused by severe storms and flooding on June 14 - 21 is only weeks away. The deadline to file an SBA disaster loan application for physical damage is Oct. 15, 2012. “I encourage anyone who has not completed their disaster loan application to do so and return it as quickly as possible,” said Frank Skaggs, director of SBA’s Field Operations Center East in Atlanta. Representatives from the Minnesota Small Business Development Center are available to

assist anyone who needs assistance with their SBA disaster loan application. “Minnesota’s Small Business Development Centers are committed to providing help to the flood victims who are trying to recover from last June’s devastating floods,” said Elaine Hansen, Northeast Minnesota Regional Director, Small Business Development Center. To make an appointment to speak with an SBDC representative, call 218-7267298. The disaster declaration covers Carlton, Pine and St. Louis counties and Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and the adjacent counties of Aitkin, Chisago, Isanti, Itasca, Kanabec, Koochiching and Lake in Min-

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nesota; and the adjacent counties of Burnett and Douglas in Wisconsin. Anyone with insured losses should not wait for an insurance settlement before applying to the SBA. “If someone does not know how much of their loss will be covered by insurance or other sources, the SBA will consider making a loan for the total loss up to its loan limits, provided they agree to use insurance proceeds to reduce or repay their SBA loan,” said Skaggs. Loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for loans up to $40,000 to repair

or replace damaged or destroyed personal property. Businesses and non-profit organizations of any size may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets. Interest rates are as low as 1.688 percent for homeowners and renters, 3 percent for nonprofit organizations and 4 percent for businesses with terms up to 30 years. The SBA sets the loan amounts and terms based on each applicant’s financial condition. Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan. Disaster loan information and application forms may also be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to Loan applications can be downloaded from Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is October 15, 2012. The deadline to return economic injury applications is May 16, 2013.

Chatfield, MN

Community Events

• PTSA meeting, 2nd Tuesday of month, 7pm, elementary school library. • Chatfield Brass Band Music Lending Library, open Mon - Wed. To volunteer call 507-867-3275. • Chatfield Booster Club, 2nd Monday of month, 6:30pm, high school media center. • Chatfield AA, Tuesday evenings, 7:30pm, Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 206 Fillmore St., Chatfield. • Chatfield Lions, 4th Saturday of month, 8am at Chatfield Public Library. • Chatfield Historical Society & Veteran’s Museum, open by appt. Call 507-867-3810. • Masonic Lodge meets the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of month, 7:30pm. • Chatfield VFW Auxiliary meets 1st Tuesday of month, 7pm. VFW Club Room. • Royal Chapter #42 Order of the Eastern Star meets 3rd Thursday, 7:30pm, Masonic Hall. • Coffee Get-Together in Chatfield, Grief Sharing, 1st Thursday, 9-10 am, Chosen Valley Assisted Living.

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Farmers had a field day on September 14 By Barb Jeffers A Field Day was held Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at Simon Farms near Harmony, Minn. from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with owner Josh Simon on hand sharing his experiences with visitors. The Field Day was sponsored by Crop Production Services (CPS) of Harmony, Minn. and Hammell Equipment. Hammell Equipment has four locations including Chatfield, Rushford, Eitzen, and Harmony, Minn. Eric Hammell of Hammell Equipment stated that the Field Day is “a play day for farmers” because they can see and learn about the newest equipment. Farmers can also drive the new equipment with a special-

ist giving them the chance to learn techniques and features of the new equipment. All of the equipment and tillage pieces on hand were brand new, giving the farmers examples of what is available to them. Activities for the Field Day included combine harvesting, and a showcase of tillage equipment, among others. There were also 5 Case IH Representatives on hand to answer any questions the visitors had. The Case IH equipment that was on hand is available at Hammell Equipment locations in Harmony and Chatfield, Minn. Randy Mayer of CPS said that the Field Day “gives farmers a taste of the new equipment.”

The MN State Fair media trip By Austen Whitacre The state fair is known for many things. All the animals,

the great food, the fair even has rides for all ages. So with all this stuff going on, who is making

Mayer stated that CPS works with farmers to help raise their crops. He further explained “prescription farming” which is used at Simon Farms. CPS considers themselves the “Doctor” writing prescriptions for the corn. Every two and a half acres something different is done as far as fertilizer application. Through satellite technology, the farmer knows how much fertilizer (or other substances such as lime) the acreage requires. Josh Simon, of Simon Farms, acknowledged that “the technology is expensive, but, there is a return.” Mr. Simon added that getting used to the new technology is challenging at first, like learning anything new, but now sure that every one that isn’t visiting this fair knows what is going on? Well this year, for the first time, the 4-H program has allowed people from each county to be part of the media trip! This media trip is about having the youth learn about what it takes to make a good story. The kids who have volunteered for this trip are working hard all the time. When they aren’t working with the group they are

The FCJ reaches over 12,000 households each week. the most difficult thing for him is having to use equipment that does not have this technology. The Field Day was a success

with many farmers talking to each other over a tasty lunch and enjoying looking at the new equipment.

Randy Mayer, Eric Hammell and Josh Simon enjoy Field Day. Photo by Barb Jeffers interviewing livestock members and talking to their local newspapers and radio stations. Even when they are done with that, they are still at the computer fixing small things and taking pictures for everything. Talking to one of the media trip members led to some great information. Olivia Drehmel had this to say: “I have had a lot of fun with this trip. I wanted to do this because it is my last year in 4-H

and I wanted to get to the state fair one last time. I have been working with three newspapers from my county. The articles I am doing are behind the scene view about the kids in 4-H. I work a lot on my stories. I spend about two hours a day typing and a lot more time taking pictures. This experience has been really good for me. I have learned a lot about journalism and have met so many new people.”

Greenfield Lutheran Church celebrating 100th anniversary of church building

Olivia Drehmel enjoyed the media trip as part of the MN State Fair. Photo by Austin Whitacre

Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony will be hosting a festive 100th anniversary celebration of the present church building on Sunday, September 30, at the 9:00 a.m. service. An exciting service is planned,

Arlin Falck Foundation accepting grant applications

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Notice is hereby given that the Arlin Falck Foundation will accept applications for grants for communiy development, community promotions, community education, and similar matters. The grants shall be for the benefit of persons residing in Fillmore County and Houston County, Minnesota and Allamakee County, and Winneshiek County, Iowa. Entities that have a 501(c)3 designation by the Internal Revenue Service or Municipalities are eligible to apply for these grants. To obtain an application for grants or other information, contact Kathleen V. Nelson at 12743 Buckley Road, Caledonia, MN 55921, Phone (507) 724-3348 during regular business hours. Grant applications must be received by November 10, 2012.

filled with music, children’s choir, senior choir and a guest pastor, John Lingen, a former pastor of Greenfield. The Rev. Kyle Jackson will also participate in the service. A replica of the original cornerstone, which is associated with the Stevens’ families will also be presented. The church will celebrate this historical event, which dates back to their great-grandfather, Torkel Traim, who donated the original cornerstone. The replica cornerstone will be brought to the church in an old fashioned way – horse and wagon. Following the service, there will be an heritage rommegrot luncheon. The menu will include sandwiches, rom-

megrot, cheese platter, hard boiled eggs, dark bread, cookies, lemonade and coffee. The luncheon is free, but donations will be accepted. It took a year to build the church with the original cornerstone being set on September 29, 1912. The building was completed in August 1913, and the dedication service was held on September 21, 1913. During the upcoming year, there will be other events celebrating the building of the church. The year will conclude with a redidication service on September 22, 2013. All are cordially invited to join the Greenfield congregation as it celebrates this special event.

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Bloodmobile in Harmony, 1-7pm, Harmony Community Center. Call Marilyn Bratager at 507-937-3406 for appointment Knit it Together, 3:30-4:30pm, Preston Public Library. Knitting for all levels. For fundraiser info, call 507-867-3583.* Bluff Country Toastmasters meet, 5:30pm, Spring Valley Public Library.* AA Meeting, 7pm, Faith United Methodist Church, Spring Valley. “Living in the Solution.” Newcomers welcome.* Adult Children Anonymous (formerly known as Adult Children of Alcoholics) meeting, 7pm. Call Deb 507-765-5336 for info.* Chatfield AA meets, 7:30pm in the Pio­neer Presbyterian Church, 206 Fillmore St., Chatfield.* AA Closed Meeting, 8pm, Presbyterian Church, Mill St, Rushford.*

Chatfield Growers Market, 3-6pm, City Park, Chatfield.* FRIDAY, SEPT. 28

Spring Valley Area Foodshelf, Senior Citizens Day, 9am-10am. 1300 West Tracy Rd. Spring Valley, MN.* Preston Farmer’s Market, 11am, Trailhead, Preston.* Chatfield NA meeting, 7:30pm, Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 206 Fillmore St. Chatfield.* Harmony AA Group- Harmony Community Center, 8pm, For more info call 612-251-3822 or 507-272-2191*

Lanesboro AA Group, 8:00pm, Bethlehem Lutheran Church. For more info, call 507-251-1771 or 765-2518.* UffDa Fest Kubb Tournament 1pm, Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove. for more information and registration forms. Whalan Lutheran Church fall bazaar, 7pm at Whalan Parish Hall, 516 New St. Lunch will follow the auction.

NA Meeting, 7:00pm, United Methodist Church, downstairs, Preston. Call Jay for info 507-3996089. *


Free alpaca farm tour- visit working alpaca farm with both Suri and Huacaya alpacas. 10am-5pm, 12738 Cty. 2, Spring Valley. 507SATURDAY, SEPT. 29 226-4402 Lanesboro Farmer’s Market- 9-12 NA Meeting, 7:00pm, United Sylvan Park. May-Oct. * Methodist Church, downstairs, Preston. Call Jay for info 507-3993rd Annual Festival of Quilts 6089. * Show and Sale, 9am-5pm, Spring Grove Fest Building. Register online Fountain AA Group closed meetat Call Mary ing, 7:30pm. Fountain Lutheran Deters at 507-498-3993 for quesChurch, south Main St. and HighWEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26 tions. way 52.* Free alpaca farm tour- visit workSpring Valley Area Foodshelf, 2-5pm. 1300 West Tracy Rd. Spring ing alpaca farm with both Suri MONDAY, Oct. 1 and Huacaya alpacas. 10am-5pm, Valley.* Community Coffee, 9am, Park 12738 Cty. 2, Spring Valley. 507THURSDAY, SEPT. 27 Lane Estates, Preston.* 226-4402 Free Senior Coffee, 9am, Heritage Stone Soup Supper to celebrate TOPS (take off pounds sensibly) Grove, Harmony.* Lanesboro Local, 4-7pm. Add Meeting, Spring Valley Care Censomething to the pot by 4:15. Din- ter Activity Room. Weigh-in from Canton Senior Citizens meet at 5:45-6 p.m. Meeting from 6 to 1pm for cards and visiting, Canton ner served 5:30-7pm. Sylvan Park, Lanesboro. 6:45 p.m. Questions contact Judy The answer to this week’s puzzle is on page 33 Community Center.* at 507-346-2469.*

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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. s17,24,1- x

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SPRING VALLEY SENIOR LIVING is looking to hire a dependable, outgoing individual for the position of Full-time Maintenance Technician. The Maintenance Technician is responsible for assisting with general facility operations and grounds maintenance of Spring Valley Senior Living. 2C Boilers License preferred but not required. If interested please send application or resume to Spring Valley Senior Living, Attn: Human Resources, 800 Memorial Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975 or e-mail EOE h17,24- o

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









• 4 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • 2,496 sq. ft. • New windows, roof, vinyl siding, driveway • Tons of hardwood & ceramic tile floors





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




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


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


$199,900 29692 HARROW RD, CHATFIELD


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$309,900 #4037085


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



218 MAIN ST SOUTH, CHATFIELD $49,900 • Solid main floor building plus basement • Includes warehouse w/loading dock


615 MAIN ST S, CHATFIELD • 4 Bedroom • 3 Bath • Updated 2 AVE B NE, CHATFIELD • 2 Bedrooms • 0.52 Acre lot • No backyard neighbors • Updated throughout • Hardwood floors • Gas stove 933 GRAND ST SE, CHATFIELD • 4 Bedrooms, Main floor living, Appliances • 2 Car Garage, Permanent siding, Quiet Street 616 CLIFF ST NE, CHATFIELD • 4 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Lg Foyer • Family Rm w/gas fireplace • Vaulted ceilings 105 5TH ST SW, CHATFIELD • 3 Bedrooms on second level • 2 Baths • Paneled doors • Hardwood floors throughout





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






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212 MAIN ST S, CHATFIELD $64,900



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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

1994 16X80 MOBILE HOME located in Chatfield. Includes stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer. All Anderson house windows. Central A/C. Storage shed. e24- o

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


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410 N. Main, Harmony, MN • (Across from Kwik Trip) PRICe RedUCed-HARmony 3 Bedroom, Nice Neighborhood. $69,000. Call Randy Barnes for Details, 507-251-3271.

PRICE REDUCTION - 121 N Elm, Rushford -

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

Land Wanted! We have qualified buyers looking in Southeastern Minnesota for all sizes/types of properties. Realize the full market value in the sale of your land when listing with Weiss Realty. We are connected to an extensive network of prospective buyers across the Midwest and have a diverse platform of selling options you will not find with any other land broker. Our marketing plan includes multiple national website listings, regional flyers, newspaper ads, televised featured property videos and e-mail marketing campaigns. We advertise and promote our client’s properties on 5 different television networks across Wisconsin and Southeastern Minnesota, reaching over 1.75 million households 15 times per week!

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

We have hunters/buyers looking for land yet this fall so please call right away!

2012 Solds!

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.

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54 Acres, Caledonia, Houston Co.

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

65 Acres, Houston, Houston Co.

Wisconsin Acres 129 Acres, Independence, Tremp. Co. 20 Acres, Fountain City, Buffalo Co. 113 Acres, Mondovi, Buffalo Co. 177 Acres, Alma, Buffalo Co. 39 Acres, Mondovi, Buffalo Co.

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

80 Acres, Alma, Buffalo Co. 76 Acres, Boyceville, Dunn Co. 80 Acres, Alma, Buffalo Co. 93 Acres, Alma, Buffalo Co. 144 Acres, Thorp, Taylor Co.

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

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Rushford, MN

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 Preston Enjoy this 3 Bedroom

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

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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

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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, 21 acres! $175,000




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25 center st. W, Harmony, MN 55939 • Toll Free: 888-839-2142

312 Preston St nW PrESton, mn

401 north St nW PrESton, mn

Surprisingly spacious 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bath home. Updates include siding, windows, furnace, central air. New 784 sq ft 2 car heated harage. $85,000/$366.67 PI/M*

Original oak hardwood floors & woodwork on the main floor. Walk in pantry plus built-in, and open staircase. 1 car det. garage. $59,900




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Great location on edge of town. 3 ING LIsT bedroom, 3 bath home, office, master W e N en suite, LL finished 3 car attached. PLUS 812 sq ft det heated garage/ 45742 cty 29 shop with ¾ bath. $269,900 mABEl, mn

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109 Spruce St, FountAin, mn A unique opportunity & great location, 2 finished unit, purchase together or separate, garage option, rent to own option, North Unit $110,000/$474.51PI/M*, South Unit $125,000/$539.22 PI/M

Quality Custom built Ranch home (2009) located on 11.4 acres offers the serenity of a picture perfect setting overlooking a trout stream. Geothermal heat, custom Amish cabinets, floors, and millwork. Professionally landscaped & patio, with cedar fencing. $259,900


730 3rd Ave SE, HArmony, mn

2006 Build. 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*

Custom built 4 bedroom home, master en suite, walk ins, Open living space, vault, fireplace, LL finished. 2 car attached, backs up to country. Contract for deed available & rent to own option. $197,500/ $851.97 PI/M*

401 county rd 8 FountAin, mn

18245 160th St cHErry grovE, mn Nicely remodeled 2 bedroom ranch. New siding, shingles, windows, flooring, bathroom. Large eat in updated kitchen. Deck, CA, and 3 car parking pad. $75,000/$323.53 PI/M* d uce Red



Red 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*

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. Seller is offering 3% towards buyers closing costs for accepted offer by Sept. 30. $76,500/$338.63 PI/M*

210 center St. W HArmony, mn Lovely turn of the century home, 9 ft ceilings, pillars, decorative moldings, hardwood floors, & org. cabinetry detail. Eat in kitchen, plus a lrg dining room. 3 season porch. $98,000/$422.75 PI/M*

Quality 3 bedroom ranch home. Eat in kitchen, center island & pantry. Generous living & oak hardwoods. Updated windows, siding & shingles. Lower level family room, bedroom, 3/4 bath & office. $103,900/$448.20PI/M*



Red 418 Preston St, PrESton, mn

340 B 5th Ave SE, HArmony, mn Open & Bright 3 bedroom, 2 bath town- Relax & Enjoy! 2 bedroom, 2 baths, townhome. Great home with lower level finished walk- layout with generous sized rooms. Attached garage, out living area, plus office. 1 car att. CA, patio appliances. $3,000 allowance for accepted offer by Sept. 30. $123,000/$530.59 PI/M* $114,900/$495.65 PI/M*




30 3rd Ave nW, HArmony, mn

340 A 5th Ave SE, HArmony, mn Comfort by Design this 2 bedroom, 2 bath townhome offers open living dining area, ample storage, att garage, patio, appliances. $123,000/$530.59 PI/M*

450 2nd St SE, HArmony, mn

You won’t believe the space in this 2 bedroom Super location on tree lined street the 3 bedhome. Beautiful oak hardwoods, updated windows, & shingles, private covered patio and room home is packs with potential. 1 car garage. $52,000/$244.31 PI/M* large det garage. $68,000/$293.33 PI/M*

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*

3 bedroom ranch home on quiet street, open living & dining, access to back yard from kitchen. LL rec and storage area & 1 car det garage. Seller offering 3% of price towards buyers closing costs for an accepted offer by September 30th. $78,000/$336.47 PI/M*



Red 44596 Hillview Dr., ruSHForD, mn

A unique opportunity & great location, 1 finished unit on first floor 1,106 sq ft with garage $150,000/$647.06PI/M*, 1 unfinished unit on top floor panoramic view 1.478 sq ft with garage $150,000/$647.06PI/M*

Monthly principle and interest payment based on a 5% down/30 19731 Aurora rd 45 2nd Ave SW, year amortization/3.59% APR. mABEl, mn HArmony, mn Loan guidelines subject to vary Affordable home on a quiet street with a nice 32 Acres with 4 bedroom home, 2 car garage, cattle, per clients qualifications, other yard. Eat in kitchen with generous living machine & hay sheds, small livestock barn, concrete loans may be applicable for 0% or room, plus 2 bedrooms and main floor bath & pasture. $149,900/$646.63 PI/M* $25,900/$111.72 PI/M* 3.5% down payments. Res

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 & room to expand. Att garage. $78,000/$336.47 PI/M*

church Hill School condos

330 main Ave S, HArmony, mn Updated 2 bedroom home, new kitchen, bath, oak panel doors, furnace, CA, deck, 2 car det garage. Seller is offering 3% towards buyers closing costs for offer accepted by Sept. 30. $61,500/$269.61 PI/M*

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120 4th St SW, HArmony, mn

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new listing 16108 305th Ave. Harmony 1880’s Country Farm Home on quiet country road, pasture with mature oaks & creek. Use as cabin or build new. Additional land available. Close to great hunting & fishing. 212 Street, Preston - REDUCED! One of the best trophy deer hunting parcels in Fillmore County! 100 acres of woods, meadows and a creek bottom provide excellent deer and turkey hunting. 25 tillable acres in alfalfa/clover. Adjoins Forestville State Park. $315,000 Jewel road, Preston - 41.3 acres, mixture of woods and cropland. A few options of buildable sites. $190,000 Farm land: 94.75 Acres - CRP land, Bristol Township. Sets high and could be put back into production, Bristol Township, call for details! Buildable Wooded 46.88 acres buildable, driveway access Bristol Township Drake road, lanesboro: 2 Parcels offered: REDUCED! 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 @ $42,874 24.1 acres @ $62,660 3RD Ave SE Harmony: Investment opportunity! 7 lots offered at a reduced price of $11,900 each (discount for 2 or more) Walk outs possible on select lots, no assessments.

Fantastic property on dead end, with country views. This custom built ranch is loaded with detail! Great kitchen, center island open to dining area. Large entertainment area with built in media center, billiards room. XL-2 car heated garage.

SOLD - 645 1st Ave SE Harmony SOLD - 240 4th Ave SE Harmony SOLD - 1008 Wayside St NE Preston SOLD - 301 WaShingtOn St. nW PreStOn

355 3rd Ave SE, HArmony, mn One level home, corner lot! 2 bedroom, 2 bath, kitchen open to dining, breakfast bar, att 2 car garage. Seller is offering 3% towards buyers Closing costs for offer accepted by Sept. 30th! $104,900/$452.51 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*

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GARAGE SALE: Lanesboro Methodist Church. Sept. 28th 4-7pm; Sept. 29th 9am12 noon. Sweatshirts, sweaters, books, dishes, bedding, sleeping bags. All proceeds toward church’s new furnace. g24- x oTo Visit oVisited

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City of whalan Public Hearing is scheduled for the City of Whalan Monday, October 1, 2012, at 4:30 p.m. The topic will be 1) City Comprehensive Land Use Plan and 2) City Zoning Ordinance The location is at the Whalan City Hall Publish 17,24

public notice This notice is to inform you that Heusinkveld Farms LLP is expanding the feedlot animal units from 454 to 600. Heusinkveld Farms LLP located in Fillmore County, Forestville Township Section 28, SW 1/4 of the NW 1/4. Type of Livestock: Bovine. Total Animal units: 600. Type of new confinement buildings: none. Animals are housed in total and partial confinement. Manure is stored in cement manure pits. Dated Sept 19, 2012 Respectfully submitted, Nathan Heusinkveld Jeff Heusinkveld Publish 24

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, 24 trapping in forestville township Be advised, in Forestville Township, trapping of gophers is allowed only in ditches, culverts and road right of way. All other trapping in these locations is not allowed. Connie Morger Clerk – Forestville Township Publish 17,24 Lanesboro Public hearing The City Council of Lanesboro has scheduled a public hearing for Monday, October 1 at 5:30 p.m. in the Lanesboro Veteran’s Memorial Community Center Council Chambers in regards to a street vacation request petitioned by Rick and Cheryl Lamon for a portion of Beacon Street East. For information regarding the public hearing, please contact the city office at 507.467.3722 or email. Any persons wishing to speak before the council in regards to this vacation are asked to attend this hearing or to submit information to be read aloud at the meeting to the city offices. Bobbie Vickerman City Administrator/Clerk City of Lanesboro Publish 17,24 STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF FILLMORE IN DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 23-PR-12-659 In Re: Estate of Leslie Norman Hellickson Decedent. NOTICE AND ORDER OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION OF INTESTACY, DETERMINATION OF HEIRSHIP, APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS It is Ordered and Notice is given that on October 23, 2012, at 9:40 a.m. a hearing will be held in this Court at Preston, Minnesota, for the adjudication of intestacy and determination of heirship of the Decedent, and for the appointment of Daniel Christianson, whose address is: 708 Chatfield Pl NW, Preston, MN 55965, as personal representative of the Estate of the Decedent in an unsupervised administration. Any objections to the Petition must be filed with the Court prior to or raised at the hearing. If proper and if no objections are filed or raised, the personal representative will be appointed with full power to administer the Estate, including the power to collect all assets, pay all legal debts, claims, taxes and expenses, to sell real and personal property, and do all necessary acts for the Estate. Notice is also given that (subject to Minn. 524.3-801) all creditors having claims against the Estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred. Robert R. Benson Judge of District Court James D. Attwood Court Administrator /s/ Lynn Benson Deputy Date: 9/19/12 Attorney for Personal Representative Steven Corson #18995 Corson Law Offices, LLC PO Box 65 117 St. Paul St. SW Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765-2121 Publish 24,1

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Public notice correction On September 17, 2012, Yucatan Township Board of Supervisors posted a public notice in the Fillmore County Journal of an Interim Ordinance and Moratorium for Industrial Minerals Mining. The correct language for items two and three in the ordinance are as follows with the remaining language unchanged: WHEREAS: …. 2. The demand, scope, purpose and technology of industrial mineral mining operations has changed substantially in recent years, prompting regional, county, and township concerns about the adverse impact of industrial mining operations on public health, water quality and contamination, excessive water consumption, traffic hazards, road repair and maintenance, property value deterioration, damage to nearby rivers and streams, the introduction of large-scale industrial activity into agricultural and recreational areas, and environmental degradation. 3. Numerous township residents have voiced concern about the potential adverse impacts of introducing industrial mineral mining operations into this township. Linda S. Griggs Clerk Yucatan Township Publish 24 notice of annual meeting for the lanesboro historical preservation association The Annual Meeting for The Lanesboro Historical Preservation Association will be held at the Lanesboro Museum on Monday, October 15, 2012 at 12:00 Noon. All members 18 years old and over with a current membership are eligible to vote at this meeting. Publish 24,1,8



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