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Rushford seeking to retain, expand business By K irsten Zoellner

Jennifer Nolte of Chatfield shot and killed a 403 lb. Black Bear.

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Local bear hunter tags possible record holder By K irsten Zoellner

When you think bear hunting, you may get the image of a burly, north woodsman holding a large rifle while stalking a massive beast. You may be surprised then to meet Jennifer Nolte, of Chatfield. The smallframed mother of three young children is hardly the stereotypical hunting image, but her skills with a bow are nothing less than impressive. Nolte, along with husband Chad and friend Tim Melver, of Preston, recently returned from a hunting excursion in Ignace, Ontario with quite a

tale to tell. While the trio is still awaiting official news, following a 60-day wait period, Jennifer may have tagged the largest black bear ever shot by a woman. There’s no doubt that the bear will at least make the top ten record book. With the season opening this past August 15, the trio made arrangements to hunt through an outfitter. The way the system works is much different than the lottery-type hunting here, due to the high number of bears in Ontario. “The outfitter purchases a permit for a 150 square mile piece of land in a bear management area,” says Melver. “It’s wild

hunting, on provincial land, exclusively open to only nonresidents, and we purchase our tags through the outfitter. It’s actually really affordable.” While it was Melver’s fourth bear hunting trip, it was the Noltes’ first bear expedition. In two days, Melver says the trio saw six bears and they tagged their bears in three days. To some it may sound terrifying, being only 12-15 yards away from the bears in nothing but a portable tree stand, but Black Bears are not See BEAR HUNT Page 13 

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The city has received a detailed summary report following a Business Retention & Expansion (BR&E) Needs Assessment by Economic Development Authority (EDA) member Tom Driscoll, Joyce Iverson, and City Administrator Steve Sarvi. Formed in the spring, the BR&E group is seeking to not only demonstrate the municipalities interest in strengthening the business community, but to identify any red flags within that community immediately. The process began the careful structuring of a quality survey geared at the area’s approximate 260 businesses. Once a varied cross-section of the business was identified, 26 surveys were sent out. Then, appointments were set up with the businesses and in-depth interviews were conducted. From there, the group took the 3,200 points, plotted them into a worksheet, studied

the answeres and categorized them into a system. “This isn’t the Holy Grail, but it does provide a pretty good snapshot of the area,” noted Sarvi. Driscoll agreed adding, “We tried to capture the comments, sentiments, flavor of where we’re at with our business community. No one has objected to the process or the recommendations.” The recommendations rang clear, according to Driscoll, who encouraged that a second round of surveys could be sent to collect further data, focusing the snapshot further. They included training, marketing and promotion, and singled out a few red flag areas. In terms of training, local businesses would make significant use of hospitality training for their staff. Driscoll encouraged that municipalities “pony up and provide” this service, See RUSHFORD Page 3  Comment on this article at

Chatfield Center for the Arts, local landmark designation school buildings in January. Another copy was sent to the Minnesota Historical Society Robert Vogel, Preserva- for review and comment. tion Planner, explained to the The Minnesota Historical Chatfield City Council at their Society noted in a June letter August 27 meeting the process that the “auditorium-gymnasito designate the Center for the um is a well-preserved example Arts as a local landmark. Paul of a Public Works AdministraNovotny was absent. tion project, thereby serving to Vogel had submitted a report illustrate the benefits of the fedto the Heritage Preservation eral relief program at the local Commission detailing the his- level.” The letter continued that tory and plans for the 1936 the Chatfield High School and auditorium and the 1916 high See CHATFIELD Page 10  By K aren R eisner

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Fillmore Central School Board approves staffing changes By Jade Sexton The new school year is off to a great start for Fillmore Central students, who started school early this year due to a project being done at the high school next summer. Principal Heath Olstad said everything is running smoothly. At their regular meeting on August 28, the school board approved several staffing changes for the new year. The resignation of Special Ed. teacher Julie Siebenaler was approved, as well as the hire of Barbara Cihak to take her place. They also accepted the resignation of Terisa Scrabeck as Title I

paraprofessional, and approved her hire for the 4/5 School Readiness teacher. The new Title I teacher, Laura Graves, was approved. Christina Bothun was hired as the ECFE (Early Childhood Family Education) Parent Educator, and Connie Lindstrom was approved for the Response to Intervention teacher at .4 FTE. Tracy Ward was approved for a Special Ed. Paraprofessional position. Aubrey Johnson was approved for a paraprofessional position, and she will be doing special ed. billing and office work as well. Angie Haugerud was approved for a part-

time Community Ed. position. For sports, Ashley Case was approved for a 9th grade volleyball coach. Athletic Director Chris Mensink said there are now five coaches for the 57 girls in volleyball in grades 7-12. It was approved to allow additional assignments for two high school staff; Becky Mueller and Levi Olstad for additional math help for students, and Brady Grewe for adaptive Physical Education 45 minutes a week. A contract was approved for Melissa Simonson for a Mental Health Therapist for the Root River

the person will be shared with Kingsland, and will do things that her staff can’t do on their own until they find a full-time employee. The contract is for up to 15 hours during that two-month time. Other business The Truth in Taxation hearing will be held at 6:30pm on December 18, with the regular board meeting held afterward. The board approved the following items: •Support staff and custodial staff assignments for 2012-2013 •The second reading of the new and revised policies •An open enrollment request for a kindergarten student from Kingsland.

Program. The contract includes tuition paid by the district for her to finish getting her license. Superintendent Richard Keith made it clear that the tuition is something that is being paid back by Simonson. A psychologist service agreement was approved from Hiawatha Valley for a Physically impaired/traumatic brain injury staff, which will be paid hourly. They will use this person as needed. A two-month Psychologist Service agreement was approved for the Root River Program. Director Micki Breitsprecher explained

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taking a leap on organizing it. The idea of a Tri-City marketing strategy continues to be a concept that is also favorable to businesses. “I looked at US survey data and DEED payroll data and analyzed it, compared to Lanesboro. It showed that the Rushford area has a deep economic foundation, much more so than Lanesboro. Peterson and the Village also looked very strong. It’s a very positive message. We came through the recession well, came through the flood well. A three-city marketplace is dynamic and strong.” Driscoll went on to encourage further cooperative ventures and partnerships with the three cities and business working together as a united entity. “Geographical boundaries exist, but economic boundaries do not. Rushford may be at the center, but you need to recognize the economic strength of the others.” Three red flag issues emerged from the survey. The first of which is several “legacy businesses,” which are currently for sale in the area. “It’s clear that losing these businesses would greatly impact the snapshot,” cautioned Driscoll. “We need

to develop a plan to implement a successful sale, and hopeful replacement, of these businesses. We also need to provide incentives to ensure businesses hang around.” The water pressure on the north side of Rushford, which was recently documented by a water study, was also highlighted as a problem area. Driscoll suggested the city use the EDA to aid in finding a solution to the issue, which would certainly impact the number of businesses in that area, as well as providing improved fire flow capacity to existing businesses. Lastly, the concept of a business incubator was singled out by current area businesses participating in the survey. “Several businesses came out and said, ‘We are incubators for other businesses,’” noted Driscoll. “That’s worth looking into. Some said, ‘Why business incubators? We’re established and we need help. We need to mold the incubator idea so it doesn’t turn its back on existing businesses.’ “This has provided a clear picture of how this community’s economic heart beats,” concluded Driscoll. “We need to focus not only on retention, but on expansion and growth. It’s not a large leap. We need to get

Monday, September 3, 2012 beyond discussion to actions.” The BR&E report has already been presented to the Rushford Village council, the EDA, and the Rushford Area Chamber of Commerce. The report will be presented to Peterson in early September. Following the presentations a final report will be given to the business community. In other news, a replacement for long-time Rushford Chief of Police Sam Stensgard has been selected. Current Sargeant Adam Eide will fill the position, beginning September 1, following a subcommittee recommendation. The position is subject to a 30-day provisional period. “Thank you for the opportunity to continue to serve the community of Rushford,” said Eide. “The community was blessed to have Sam for 28 years.” Eide will begin working immediately with City Administrator Steve Sarvi on a work plan for the department, which will be presented to the council September 10. Some new initiatives are being considered, including bi-monthly or quarterly dialogue between the department and the council. With Stensgard’s retirement, the city now has only two full-


time officers, Eide and Cody Bellock. Since 1999 the city has relied on having the coverage of three full-time officers, along with part-time positions, and the labor management committee recommends the city seek a third full-time officer to fill the vacancy. “I strongly urge you to get the spot filled,” cautioned Eide. “There’s a constant flow of people coming out of law enforcement, but we’ve been pretty selective in the past. “Do we need all that coverage?” questioned Councilor Roger Colbenson. “Couldn’t we cut it back to 16 hours a of coverage a day? Couldn’t we use the sheriff’s office?” “It’s an insurance plan,” responded Eide. “We don’t like to pay for it, but the citizens deserve to have someone respond quickly. There’s going to be a time when someone is needed and we’re not going to want to wait for a part-time or on-call person to respond. The citizens of Rushford deserve better. We could use the sheffif ’s office, but thery’re already spread thin and they’ll only respond to emergencies.” “Remember, part-time positions have a lower rate of pay and you get a lot for their time,”

added City Clerk Kathy Zacher. “Or you have to call-in officers and pay overtime. With only two full-time, there’s going to be a lot of call-out time.” “Without third full-time person, a lot of time is taken up with follow-up and paperwork, not policing,” added Sarvi. “These people come, they have families, other jobs, they work their way up. That’s why I’m here,” noted Eide. “Realize that most of these people are taking a pay cut to work for me, or vacation time from their other jobs.” Both part-time officers Chris Frick and Wade Anderson are eligible for the full-time position. Councilor Vern Bunke thought it may be prudent to advertise for the position outside of current city employees, as is the current practice, drawing a larger pool of possible applicants to assure the city gets the best person possible. However, both the labor/management committee and Sarvi recommended posting the position within the city and the council voted unanimously to do so. The next regularly scheduled council meeting is Monday, September 10, at 6:30pm, at city hall. The public is encouraged to attend.

NASCAR competitor is ‘driven’ to recognize military women In a male-dominated sport, Jennifer Jo Cobb, a driver with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, is doing something to show that women are just as capable as men. She is the creator of the promotional campaign “Driven2Honor,” which brings recognition to female U.S. military servicemembers. The Driven2Honor program, which Cobb created in 2011, has three goals: to honor women in the military; to inspire young

women that the military is a viable option for their future; and to empower female veterans postduty. Amid other nominees, Cobb chose Coast Guard Senior Chief Petty Officer Rebecca Polzin of Preston to accompany her during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race at the Michigan International Speedway, in Brooklyn, Mich., Aug. 18, 2012. Cobb decided to use her rac-

ing platform to bring attention to military-related causes concerning female soldiers and reward soldiers for their service by hosting them as guests at the track each week she competes in a NASCAR event. Polzin, officer-in-charge of Coast Guard Station Michigan City, Ind., was nominated for the event by Petty Officer 2nd Class Charlene Sander, a crewmember of the station. “I nominated Senior Chief Polzin because I feel that she is a great role model for women to look up to,” said Sander. “She inspires others to become great leaders and empowers them through various organizational initiatives.” “I did not know I was nominated until I received an email about two weeks prior to the race that I had been selected,” said Polzin. During the Driven2Honor, Polzin met Cobb, had lunch with her and her crew, attended the driver’s meeting and opening ceremony at the winner’s circle and watched the race from Cobb’s pit box with her crew chief. “It was an incredible experience, and it is great what she is doing for military women,” said Polzin.

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C ommentary Gridlock, unhealthy for our economy By Karen Reisner Recent reports from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the Pew Research Center are evidence that the era of gridlock in Congress has not been healthy for American personal pocketbooks or government financ- Karen Reisner es. When the United States entered World War II, Winston Churchill declared, “Americans can always be counted on to do the right thing. . .after they have exhausted all other possibilities.” Apply his thinking to our Congress and we have a very eloquent way of saying, our lawmakers “kick the can down the road” or avoid the inevitable until they are cornered and forced into making the hard decisions. Delay has only magnified the economic problems. The failure of our lawmakers to develop a long-term balanced plan that will both increase revenue and trim government programs including Medicare and defense is a threat to our economic future well being. Many believe a long-term plan that allows for measured changes so as to not damage the current slow economic recovery is a necessity. CBO On August 22 the CBO in its annual summer update maintained that if Congress does nothing and lets the scheduled tax policies, including the end of the Bush tax cuts and the payroll tax holiday, and spending policies, scheduled reducEditorial Cartoon

tions in domestic and defense spending, take effect at the beginning of 2013, tax revenue will go up and spending will go down and likely drive the country into recession. Resulting job loses could cause unemployment to rise over nine percent. This huge shift, anything but measured plan, would be a significant shock to the economy. The deal for the automatic spending cuts was signed into law a year ago, and there still is no one at the switch to keep the slow motion train from going over the cliff. There is a consensus among most lawmakers that they need to do something, but as usual, the polarization of Congress is getting in the way. The projected deficit for 2013 would be about $500 billion less than the $1.1 trillion projected for 2012 if Congress does nothing. If the above policies were continued for 10 years, the CBO estimates the country’s debt held by the public would be reduced from 73 percent of GDP in 2012 to 58 percent of GDP in 2022. However, if Congress moves to continue current policy, then deficits will be almost 90 percent of GDP by 2022. Current policy is not a viable option, nor is doing nothing, thereby letting the so-called fiscal cliff happen. Both parties have participated in the gridlock or the inaction that has put this slowly recovering economy at risk. With the upcoming elections lawmakers lack the courage to make the tough decisions. It is reasonable to believe that with the country nearly as polarized as Congress neither party is going to get a “mandate.” Not much will be different after the

elections except the next election will be two years off. If Congress would act before the election, the electorate would more truly know where serving congressional people stand on the issues. Bipartisan commissions have come up with reasonable and studied plans to deal with the ballooning deficits and the country’s growing debt, taking into account the long-term needs and future demands of entitlement programs, due to projected growth in numbers of elderly people in the coming years. Pew Research Center For the first time since World War II, during the decade from 2000 to 2010, the middle class is less prosperous than the previous decade. Pew refers to these years as “the lost decade.” It found a shrinking middle class with declining income and wealth. Twenty-five hundred and eight adults were surveyed, of which 1,287 identified themselves as middle class. Rich Morin, senior editor for the Pew Research Center, maintained that political scientists believe the key to a functioning democracy is a functioning middle class. Upper income households were ‘more’ prosperous in the ten-year period with 46 percent of total household income in 2010 compared to 29 percent of the total household income enjoyed by this group in 1971. The middle class percent of total household income fell from 62 percent in 1971 to 45 percent in 2010. Middle class net worth has dropped 28 percent over the last decade partly due to lost value in their homes. Middle class income has fell about $3,500 over the last decade. People put most of the blame

for the lost decade on Congress, 62 percent. They also blame financial institutions, larger corporations, and foreign competition to a lesser extent. More people put blame on the Bush administration (44 percent), than blame the Obama administration (34 percent). Only about eight percent place some of the blame on themselves. I agree Congress deserves most of the blame due to a general reluctance to work together to solve fiscal problems facing the country. The delay only puts more strains on the economy. Regardless of their distinctly different underlying political philosophies, the only reasonable solution is a blending of ideas and vision toward goals of fiscal growth while protecting the vulnerable. The country’s problems have grown in part due to the inability of members of Congress to put a balanced longrange fiscal plan into place. This will avoid across the board indiscriminate spending cuts, will deal with the large deficits, will reform the ridiculously complicated tax code, which is riddled with loopholes, and will make necessary reforms to Medicare and other entitlement programs to preserve them for

Government this week • Tuesday, Sept. 4, Preston City Council, Preston Council Chamber, 6:00 p.m. • Tuesday, Sept. 4, Whalan City Council, Whalan City Hall, 5:00 p.m. • Tuesday, Sept. 4, Ostrander City Council, Ostrander Community Center, 6:00 p.m. • Tuesday, Sept. 4, Rushford Village City Council, Community Center, 7:00 p.m. • Tuesday, Sept. 4, Fillmore County Commissioners, Courthouse, 9:00 a.m. • Wednesday, Sept. 5, Canton City Council, Canton City Hall, 7:00 p.m. • Thursday, Sept. 6, Fountain City Council, Fountain City Office, 7:30 p.m. • Monday, Sept. 10, Lanesboro City Council, 5:30 p.m., Council room. • Monday, Sept. 10, Wykoff Council, Wykoff City Hall, 7:00 p.m. • Monday, Sept. 10, Houston City Council, Houston City Hall, 7:30 p.m. • Monday, Sept. 10, Rushford City Council, Rushford City Hall, 6:30 p.m. • Monday, Sept. 10, Spring Valley City Council, Spring Valley City Hall, 7:00 p.m. • Monday, Sept. 10, Chatfield City Council, City Hall, 7:00 p.m. Schedule subject to change.

years to come. In addition, Congress deserves blame for their general inability to define the problems truthfully to the American people. Congress has only a 12 percent approval rating; well deserved. Doing Our Part Both of these reports illustrate what needs to be addressed by Congress. Congress has exhausted all other possibilities, now it is time for them to do the right thing for the country. They have continued to pass legislation that doesn’t attempt to put any realistic fix into place, but only to keep the government limping along until the next deadline approaches. This is not sustainable and has a negative impact on the economy. It is our job to become educated on the issues and the candidates. Many political ads we are being subjected to provide misinformation and sometimes outright untruths. Allow yourself to get your information from a variety of media sources. Most of us tend to seek out information sources that conform to our point of view, but this limits our understanding of the issues. We need to do our homework to learn about the candidates and exercise our right to vote or we can’t complain about the lawmakers we get. Let’s hope Churchill is correct, that Americans and Congress can be counted on to do the right thing. To this point, surely, all other possibilities have been exhausted.

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C ommentary Shouldn’t we all be Americans first? By Lee H. Hamilton I was first elected to Congress in 1964. That was the year Lyndon Johnson won a full term as president in a landslide. If ever a president had a popular mandate to pursue his goals, it was LBJ in the few years that followed that election. Yet one of my strongest memories of him is not of a president reveling in partisan supremacy, but of his cautionLee Hamilton ing against it. Johnson used to love meeting with freshman members of Congress, and after taking office we Democrats who’d been elected along with him had every expectation that he would allow us to bask at the expense of our Republican colleagues. He didn’t. “I’m an American first,” he told us. “And I’m a Democrat second.” It was a bracing affirmation of a quality essential to national leadership — a firm conviction that the good of the country comes first, even if it runs counter to the interests of one’s political party. I can’t help thinking of it today, in an era when deep, seemingly unbridgeable differences divide Democrats and Republicans, and when these divisions are being stoked by the current presidential campaign. It has been apparent almost since the beginning that our nation’s welfare rides on how Letter about sand mining To the Editor, Jim, thank you for your excellent letter to the editor about sand mining. You hit the nail right on the head. A group of people that their only intention is to kill the sand mining industry or any other project does no one any good. Also, I see that the L. S. P. (Land Stewardship Project) is opposing it. Their own agenda is always very narrow and political. Usually they want to zone their neighbors out of business. They to want property rights for themselves; but not their neighbors. We do need zoning regulations, but they need to be reasonable. Fillmore County needs every job possible. The county has about the lowest per capita income in S.E. Minnesota. We have employment issues and health care issues. Our work force leaves the county for work in nearby counties and there goes our young families. It is apparent in our schools and churches that the county’s young population is going downhill. Lets use our energy towards a positive point of view and everyone will be ahead. The journey is not going to be an easy one anyway. Merwood Storhoff Lanesboro, MN

well political leaders balance the needs of the country against their partisan goals. In 1796, preparing to step down from the presidency, George Washington devoted much of his Farewell Address to this question, and to the destructiveness of what he called “the fury of party spirit.” Surveying with alarm the regional discord and the growing hostility between Federalists and the Republicans that took hold in the final years of his second term, he set out to warn Americans that the very permanency of the Union depended on “a government for the whole.” Other national leaders understood the sentiment. Patrick Henry’s famous statement, “United we stand, divided we fall” was followed by these words: “Let us not split into factions which must destroy that union upon which our existence hangs.” “We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists,” Thomas Jefferson said in his first inaugural address. Each of these leaders signaled a bedrock belief in the importance of working together to bridge differences and find common ground because the

nation’s welfare demanded it, regardless of the dictates of a party’s extremes. Now, I’m not urging that we be naive. We’re not going to abolish parties, and we shouldn’t. They help us organize our political choices, define and advocate issues, and make sense of elections. But if we’re not careful, they can be carried to such an extreme that they divide government, when what we need is unity of government. We need it in foreign affairs, where the more united we are as a nation, the stronger we are. And we need it in domestic policy, where excessive partisanship agitates the people and creates animosities among them. It leads to distrust within Congress, mistrust of Washington, weaker administration of government, and an inability to resolve the problems that press against our future. If you doubt any of this, just look around. It is extraordinarily difficult to create a government that works together for the common good. One reason most presidents end up talking about the unity of the country and of government is because they, more than most of

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Wednesday, September 19 at the Lanesboro Community Center • 6:00pm Doors Open • 6:15pm Pre-show lineup of ravereview local musicians • 7:30pm The Main Event, a DFL Fundraiser featuring Garrison Keillor’s original homegrown humor. Sharing the stage will be Minnesota DFL legislative candidates Ken Tschumper and Jack Krage.

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us, can see the centrifugal forces of region, ethnicity, religion, and ideology at work. They know that there is no magic formula for balancing them all. But in this era of unforgiving partisanship, it is too easy to forget the importance of trying — and of working hard not to fan the flames of divisiveness. It is crucial to avoid painting the other side as un-American or eager to betray the national interest, just as it is to recognize that we have more in common

than we have differences. Our differences are important; they are part of who we are as a nation. But if we want to overcome our challenges and preserve our greatness, unity is indispensable. The great work of our democracy, as it has been for over 200 years, is learning how to reconcile the two. Lee Hamilton is Director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 34 years.

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Obituaries Vernon Allen Vernon Allen, age 93, of Mabel, Minnesota died Friday, August 24, 2012, at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel. Vernon was born October 23, 1918, in Winneshiek County, Iowa to John Thomas and Emma (Forde) Allen. He attended the Grindeland School near Hesper. On June 8, 1944, he was united in marriage to Ruth Hagen at the Riceford Lutheran Church parsonage. For a short time he was a partner in a farm implement and Chevrolet dealership. In 1950 they bought the home farm. They lived and farmed there for 54 years, raising Herford cattle and hogs. In 2004 they moved into Mabel and have resided there since. He was a member of the Hesper Lutheran Church and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Vernon is survived by his wife of 68 years Ruth of Mabel; a son Jonathan (Gwen) of Mabel; a granddaughter Jody Roberts of Mabel; two great grandsons Christopher Rogich of Rochester, Minnesota, and Adam Rogich of Houston, Minnesota; and a brother Lester Allen of Decorah. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother Irvin; and three sisters Bernice Henningsgaard, Esther Henningsgaard, and Doris Newgard.

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Funeral services were Thursday, August 30, 2012, at the Hesper Lutheran Church in Hesper, Iowa with the Rev. Matt Larson officiating. Burial was in the Hesper Lutheran Cemetery. Rosemary I. Blong Rosemary I. Blong, age 67, passed away on Thursday, August 23, 2012, at her home in Cresco, Iowa, surrounded by her four children. Rosem a r y Irene Blong was born on July 14, 1945, at Allen Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa to Lloyd and Irene (Nor- Rosemary I. Blong ton) Bloeser. Rosemary attended Jefferson #4 country schoolhouse in rural Denver, Iowa. She enjoyed her time in the one-room schoolhouse learning from the older students. Rosemary went on to graduate in 1963 from Denver Consolidated High School, in Denver, Iowa. She received her BA in Business Administration Education with a minor in English from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, in 1967. On August 7, 1967, she married Eugene “Gene” Blong at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly. When they were first married, Rosemary and Gene farmed the Blong farm and Rosemary taught at Harmony

and Notre Dame High Schools. In 1969 they bought a farm where they worked together and raised their children. She also worked as a cook and bartender at Wheel Inn in Chester, IA, sold Lollies by Blong’s, decorated cakes, and Avon. Rosemary and Gene lived on the farm until 2004 when they moved into Cresco. During this time Rosemary stayed busy subbing for area schools. Rosemary spent many years caring for her ailing husband, including trips to dialysis. Rosemary lived her life to the fullest. She spent it gardening, canning, freezing, baking, laughing with friends over a card game, playing her piano, fishing, hunting, typing, quilting, making trips to the casino, and traveling. Rosemary is survived by her children, Renee (Greg) Romig of Sioux City, Iowa; Raymond Blong of Cresco; Regina Blong of Preston, Minn.; and Rinetta (Ron) Fravel of Cresco; her four grandchildren; her brother, Phillip Bloeser; nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and many close friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Eugene, on June 2, 2006, and close friend, Walter Harwood. A Memorial Mass was held on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, at Notre Dame Catholic Church in Cresco. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery.

The FCJ reaches over 12,000 households each week. Robert L. Bornfleth Robert Leslie Bornfleth, 89 of Columbus, Wisc. (formerly of Rochester) was born on November 29, 1922, in Jordan Township, Fillmore County, Minn. to Ernest and Isadora (Briggs) BornRobert L. fleth. He died Bornfleth on August 29, 2012, at the Larson Home in Columbus, Wisc. Robert attended school at district 99. He married Ida Crowson and later divorced in 1952. He married Anna “Anne” Rupkalvis Edwards on May 16, 1953. He worked as a farm mechanic, truck driver and opened his own small engine sales and service for several years. His shop was located at the Northgate Shopping Center. He also worked for Custodial Services for Mayo Clinic for 20 years until his retirement. Robert loved to fish and spend time camping and boating. After retirement, he and his wife spent their winters in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas near Weslaco. He was active in the park activities and enjoyed shuffleboard, playing cards and the Christian Fellowship in the park. Robert was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Rochester serving on the finance committee. He also was a past member of the

Men’s Club and Camping Club. Survivors include his 2 daughters, Karen (John) Degroot of Fall River, WI and Deanne (Tom) Booth of Reeseville, WI; his son, Robert Bornfleth of Muskogee, OK and his step-daughter, Sharon (Ronald) Stockfleth of Rochester, MN; 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Anna in 2006, his parents and one brother, Wayne. Memorials can be directed to Trintiy Lutheran Church or Mayo Clinic for research. A Memorial Service for Robert L. Bornfleth, was Wednesday, September 5, 2012, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Rochester with the Rev. William Otte officiating. Burial of his cremated remains were at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Chatfield, Minn. Marvin N. Brand Marvin N. Brand, 86, of Rushford, died on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford. Marvin was born on January 6, 1926, in Hart, Minn. to Otto and Clara (Meyer) Brand. He was raised in the Rushford area and attended school at Hart. Marvin graduated from Rushford High School in 1944. On January 18, 1947, he married Edel Grindland at Highland Prairie Lutheran Church. Marvin and Edel farmed See OBITUARIES Page 9 

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

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in the Rushford area together for many years. They enjoyed spending time with their grandchildren and traveling together, especially their trips to Hawaii. Marvin was a member of Highland Prairie Lutheran Church where he served on the church council and was superintendent of the Sunday school. He is survived by his son, Robert (Paula) Brand of Rushford and daughter, Bette (Tom) Von Feldt of Madison, Wis.; three grandchildren: Sarah (Matt) Bacon, Ben (Amy) Brand, and Brandon Von Feldt; four greatgrandchildren: Isabel and Adelyn Brand and Andrew and Abigail Bacon; a brother, Melvin (Anita) Brand of Rushford and a sister, Ellen (Henry) Volkman of Winona; special niece, Joanne Anderson of Rushford; and numerous brothers-in-law, sistersin-law, and nieces and nephews. Marvin was preceded in death by his wife and parents. A private family service was held on Saturday, September 1, 2012. Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Rushford handled arrangements. Charles L. Bremseth Charles L. Bremseth, age 76, was born in Lanesboro, Minn. June 28, 1936, the son of Alvin and Stella Bremseth. He resided in St. Anthony, Minn. He is survived by children, Renee and Bradley Bremseth, and Sara (Steve) K e d r ow s k i ; Charles L. grandchilBremseth dren, Joseph and Nisa; four sisters; Phyllis (Roger)Kivtrud, of New Brighton, MN, Lois Peterson, Eleanor Peterson, and Rebecca (Marv) Sandness of Lanesboro, MN; three brothers; Carroll of Reno,

Texas; Roger of Buffalo, Minn.; and James (Janet) of Ramsey, Minn. and extended family and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters; Judy Feay, Marlice Olstad, Neoma Youngquist, and brothers; Arden, Syrald, Alvin Jr, and Wallace. Private interment was Monday August 27, 2012, at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorial service was held Saturday August 25, 2012, at Washburn-McReavy Hillside Chapel. Julian E. Briggs Julian E Briggs (Gene) age 70, of Spring Valley died Friday Aug. 24, 2012, at Seasons Hospice in Rochester. He was born March 14, 1942, in Bloomfield Township, Fillmore County, Minn. to Julia (Rustad) and Grant Briggs. He attended school in Spring Valley, Minn. In 1963 he married Marion Smith of Wykoff, Minn. He worked for Land o’ Lakes, Seabright Electric, and was a part-time custodian at the Spring Valley Community Memorial Hospital. Gene enjoyed many things some of which included bowling, puzzles, painting, working with wood, and spending time with his children and grandchildren. Gene is survived by his wife; three children, Scott (Angela) of Cottage Grove, Minn.; Tammy Davidson of Dover, Minn.; and Glenda Greenwaldt (David) of Rochester, Minn.; seven grandchildren and one one brother, Roger (Kathy) Briggs of Racine, Minn. He was preceded in death by five sisters, six brothers, and two siblings that died in early childhood. Funeral sevices were at the Fillmore Free Methodist Church in Fillmore, Minn. on Wednesday, August 29, 2012. James Russell Johnson James Russell Johnson, 78, of Harmony, Minn. passed away quietly Saturday morning on

Monday, September 3, 2012 August 25, 2012, at the Green Lea Manor Care Center in Mabel, Minn. Jim was born on November 12, 1933, in Harmony, the son of Lowell and Esther (Henke) Johnson. He graduated from Harmony High School. Jim served in the Army for two years stationed between Colorado and Germany. Jim farmed north of Harmony with the family farm operation and as a carpenter in the area building pole sheds, remodeling, and building homes. Once retired, Jim continued his daily visits to the family farm helping Bill and Roxanne. He was an avid Minnesota Twins fan and enjoyed a daily episode of Gunsmoke. Jim is survived by one brother Roger Johnson of Dodge Center, special friend Elaine Michel, and over 47 nieces and nephews along with a host of friends. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Helen Johnson and four brothers Leland, Donald, Richard and Robert. Funeral services were held on Thursday August 30, 2012, at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony, Minn. with Pastor Kyle Jackson officiating. Burial was in the Greenfield Lutheran Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Gustav Berg American Legion Post 81 of Harmony. Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony was in charge of the arrangements. Larry E. Nielsen Larry E. Nielsen, 78, of Whalan and formerly of Rushford, died

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on Saturday, August 25, 2012, at his home, surrounded by his family, following a 22-month battle with cancer. Larry was born on April 5, 1934, in Albert Lea, Minn. to Niels K. and Dennise (Petersen) Nielsen. He was raised in the Albert Lea area and attended Albert Lea Schools. On October 25, 1953, Larry was united in marriage with Darlene Frandle in Albert Lea. In 1959, he started up Larry’s Uptown Mobil in Albert Lea. In 1968 Larry and Darlene moved to Rushford where Larry purchased Rushford Oil Company. In 1970 he purchased a gas and service station in Rushford which was known as Larry’s Mobil for 35 years. After his retirement, he and Darlene moved to their farm in Whalan where Larry raised Longhorn Cattle. Larry was a very active member of the Rushford Community. He was a member of Rushford Lutheran Church, Rushford Lions Club, Co-founder of the Root River Saddle Club, Root River Tractor Club, Frontier Days Committee, Texas Longhorn Association, Root River Spinners, Bluff Country Tourism Board, Rushford Area Society for the Arts, Rushford Area Business Association, and Mission Builders. Larry is survived by his wife, Darlene; four children: Susan Nielsen of Winona, Diane (Raymond) Nielsen-Pagnoni of Carol Stream, Illinois; Ross (Ann Brewster) Nielsen of Rochester and Gerri Nielsen of Harmony; four grandchildren; one great-

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grandson; two sisters: Nancy (Eddie) VerHey of Hollandale, Minn. and Joan (Marion) Mast of Bixby, Minn.; and two brothers: Doug (Pat) Nielsen of Hastings, Minn. and Steve (Ginny) Nielsen of Geneva, Minn. He was preceded in death by his parents. The funeral service was on Wednesday, August 29, 2012, at Rushford Lutheran Church with the Rev. Roger Michaelson officiating. Burial was at the Rushford Lutheran Cemetery. Gary J. Nierling Gary J. Nierling, age 48, of Dumont, Iowa died Friday, August 24, 2012, at the Dumont Wellness Center. Gary was born February 14, 1964, in Cresco, Iowa to Earl Francis and Crystal (Van Horn) Nierling. He lived in different establishments that could accommodate his needs as he grew older and has been at the Dumont Wellness Center for the past four years. He enjoyed playing ball, swinging, going for rides, and making games interesting. Gary is survived by brothers and sisters Dean (Ardie) of Decorah, Joan (Rick) Underbakke of Washington; Marsha (Kenny) Kruse of Decorah; and Randy of Tomah, Wisconsin. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Darlene Kimber, an infant sister, and a brother Dale. Funeral services were Wednesday, August 29, 2012, at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel. Burial was in the Plymouth Rock Cemetery.

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Auditorium Gymnasium is “an ideal candidate for local designation under the City’s local preservation ordinance.” Vogel commented that all the legal requirements are in order. He said both buildings were built to last and saving the buildings can be a benefit in the future. The city can save by recycling the old buildings. Vogel suggested the buildings give a more interesting look to the city and would have been a $7 to $8 million investment in today’s dollars. He maintained local designation can open doors to more funding sources. Public Hearing Councilor Ken Jacobson asked if this designation would limit renovation in any way. Vogel explained it is called rehabilitation rather than restoration, by using as much of the old as possible while making it usable in the twenty-first century. Jacobson asked if modern materials can be used and Vogel

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said they could be. Robert Thesenvitz noted he was a 30-year resident of the city and confirmed he had voted to save Potter Auditorium. He said his fear is that we open up the door, causing taxpayers to foot the bill as they did for the Thurber Building. He asked if the designation will open up tax obligation to the whole district instead of just the city. Later, City Clerk Joel Young confirmed it would not open up a larger tax base. Thesenvitz maintained that the auditorium was supposed to be self supporting. He complained that meetings have been held in the afternoon when working people can not attend, resulting in a lack of public input. He asked the council to seriously look at the benefit of this designation and inquired about the possibility of a listing on the National Historic Register. Young stated local designation is completely different than the national register. Vogel commented it would be redundant to have both. He

Taste of the Trail in Peterson By Kirsten Zoellner Beginning Saturday, September 8, eight communities along the Root River State Trail will begin hosting the first ever Taste of the Trail over a three-weekend period. Peterson, one of three communities hosting the first Saturday, is gearing up for the event, holding nothing back. According to organizer Gayle Boyum, Peterson is combining the Taste of the Trail with their theme for last year’s fall festival of Farm Life and Wildlife Along the Root River Trail. “Peterson will offer a fascinating view of the farm life and wildlife in our region with live country western music, by Highway 30, as your background. There will be farm animals and wildlife, you can tour the Peterson Station Museum, or take a ride in an authentic Amish buggy. And if you’re hungry, we’ll have food, refreshments, and a farmer’s market.” Again this year, visitors will

sample get a free sample of local flavors and beginning at 10am and running through 3pm. Along the trail, delectable tastes will be provided by local favorites Geneva’s Ice Cream Shoppe and Judy’s Country Kitchen. New this year, Whitlock Apiaries will be offering up samples of raw honey and honey comb. To wet your whistle, Chiggy’s Liquor will be hosting a wine and fall beer tasting on their deck, along with samples of lefse. Next to the newly refurbished bandstand, the Fillmore County Cattlemen will be serving their always popular hamburger, along with chips, pop, and pies from Judy’s, beginning at 11am and until they’re gone. Outside of the Peterson Legion, Chad Rich of award-winning Biggen’s BBQ and Peterson mayor Jennifer Wood will be offering delicious, smoked pork sandwiches from 1:30pm through 7pm

The Official Legal Newspaper for Fillmore County current proposal has a 5.264 percent increase. Jacobson noted that this figure is the high end, it can be lowered. Mayor Don Hainlen suggested it is better to have a modest increase, rather than have a much higher increase in subsequent years to catch up. Other Business In Brief •A bid from All Weather Roofing for maintenance of the fire house roof was approved for a total not to exceed $10,369 as recommended by the Public Works Committee. The repair is expected to extend the life of the roofs by several years. •Approval was given for the proposal from Infratech, out of Rogers, for the sewer maintenance program, as recommended by the Public Works Committee. It is a five-year maintenance contract. •Tony Lammers explained there are problems at the booster station with the controls, as the valves in the water tower are a problem. Approval was given to have the problem valves removed at a cost of $6,800.

said he didn’t think there would be enough benefit for the cost. Councilor Josh Thompson asked if the designation will open doors for more funding. Vogel said the honorary status on the buildings attract interest and investment, adding the designation will be a very positive development. Jacobson worried that buildings under this designation will have a higher cost for renovation due to requirements to follow certain regulations. He insisted he didn’t want to be put into that box. Thompson was concerned they could be forced to do something they are not prepared for. Vogel said you can only do what you can when you can. The council approved a motion to direct the city attorney to draft an ordinance as the code requires to designate the Center for the Arts property as a Chatfield Heritage Landmark. Jacobson voted against. Preliminary Budget/Levy Young noted that the prelimi-

nary numbers are a result of budget numbers from department heads. The budget includes a three percent increase in the general pay grid, step increases, and a 10 percent increase in health insurance premiums. In written information relating to the budget, it was noted that the EDA has as one of its priorities the redevelopment of the Twiford Street area (area bounded by Twiford Street, Division Street, Main Street, and Grove Street). The EDA has requested a yearly additional allocation of $20,000 to provide funds to assemble the property to re-develop this area. There is no increase for 2013 to the subsidy provided for the Center for the Arts. The refunding of 2008 bonds results in a decrease in debt service payments in the amount of $17,000 per year. Young noted that there will be some need to address water and sewer rates. The council will not vote on the preliminary levy until the September 10 meeting. The

Once you’re belly is full, there’s still plenty to do, for all ages. The Arendahl HighFlyers 4-H Club and RushfordPeterson FFA will offer an array of animal exhibits and petting zoo, while the Peterson State Fish Hatchery presents fascinating trout tank tours. One major attraction this year, sponsored by Marine Credit Union, is an appearance by Cody the Buffalo of Money Creek Buffalo Ranch. The gentle giant, who always astonishes, will be on hand from 10:30am through 1:30pm. Another special draw to the event will be JAKES Take Aim, an inflatable trailer and indoor BB gun shooting range. The fully enclosed and noise-free range, the product of the National Wild Turkey Federation and Daisy Outdoor Products, is aimed at promoting hunting heritage, especially among youth. Sponsored by the Peterson Legion and arranged by Roy and Sandy Loken and Dan Book, JAKES Take Aim will be located next to the legion. Come celebrate a Taste of the Trail, the farm life, and wildlife surrounding this little town with big personality. For more information, visit or

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We had a fantastic Summer Reading Program this year, and we extend Congratulations to all of our successful summer readers! A total of 85 participated in Preston Public Library’s “Dream Big, Read!” reading program. Little ones in the Cuddle Me group logged 240 days of being read to. Kids in the Read-To-Me group enjoyed a total of 1,891 books. Readers read 54,180 minutes. In addition, Teens read 2,798 pages. In the Read-To-Me group, the following children had over 100 books read to them: Aeric Fontenello, Max McHan, Reid Olson, Nathan Pfremmer, Micah Rehm, Makayla Rehm, and Annakate Wingert. Those who read the most minutes in the elementary Readers group were: Hannah Rolfs, (7920), Annalise Shupe, (7020), Jonathan Anderson, (4140), DJ

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Leonard, (2160), and Solomon Stellmaker, (2160). In the Teen group Natalie Ford read 1747 pages and Gabrielle Shupe read 1051 pages. Chic’s Pizza and the Preston Public Library donated grand Prizes for the summer reading program. Additional weekly treats and prizes were donated by the following businesses: B&B Bowl, Weber & Judd Pharmacy, Preston Foods, Sweet Stop, Trailhead Inn, Preston Apple & Berry Farm, and the Preston Motor Mart, thank You for your donations! The children really appreciated the prizes. Congratulations to all our “Dream Big, Read!” summer reading participants. Please check in at the Preston Library to find out if you’ve won a weekly or grand prize. Participants are asked to pick up their prizes by September 15.



Andry has the appearance of an older dog because of the white around his face, but that’s just his good look. Andry is a character. He was pulled by our rescue from a shelter in Texas 45 minutes before his scheduled euthanasia. Andry walks great on a leash and he begs for treats which is adorable. He loves to be carried around and is tolerant, up to a point, with the 10 month old baby in the house. He just loves to give the baby kisses, however. he does like to play rough so a home without small kids would be best. For more information on adopting Andry visit our website: Small Dog Rescue of Minnesota 3853 Columbus Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55407

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Fillmore County Sports 2012 Football Preview By Paul Trende Graduation can be hard on high school football teams, just ask Fillmore Central, Kingsland, and Mabel-Canton. But so goes the prep football process. Five of the six county teams will have new starting quarterbacks in 2012. Four will have new starting running backs. Uncertainty will reign supreme in those towns, at least for a few weeks. One town, however, is exempt from all that. The Chatfield Gophers, from a skill-position perspective, won’t look a whole lot different than they did in 2011 (when they finished 6-4, downed by ZumbrotaMazeppa in the second round of the play-offs). Nate Skare (6’2” 180-pound junior) returns at quarterback. Jake Neis (5’9” 160pound junior), who authored a pair of 250-yard rushing games in 2011, and Justin Viss (6’2” 210-pound senior), who also spearheaded the Gopher defense from his middle linebacker spot, also return. They form a splendid inside-outside running back tandem. Throw in juniors Alex Haffner and Jayme LaPlante (a particularly intriguing linemanto-tight end conversion who did double duty during track season, threw discus and ran sprints); the Gophers have some key pieces to the puzzle. Jeff Johnson’s boys aren’t without their flaws and obstacles though. They are very sophomore (20) and junior heavy (10), with just five seniors. They also play in the same conference/ section as Caledonia, the school that?s won 4 of 5 Class AA state football titles. It might take another year for all the pieces to really come together. In a word, Fillmore Central head coach Chris Mensink called his team “inexperienced.” Last year’s Falcons were senior-laden (all 18

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of them) and successful because of it (began 6-0, earned a state ranking). A game against eventual AA state champ Caledonia and an injury (to tailback Tyler Eickhoff) later; things ended less positively than they began (7-3, downed by Southland in the second round of the play-offs). There aren’t too many holdover on-field contributors from that fine squad. Seniors Dan Gatzke (6’2” 195), Jake Ristau (5’9” 180), Andy Coyle (5’10” 180), and Marcus Tucker (5’7” 145) are familiar names. All played their parts in 2011’s defensive effort. On the offensive side of things, Mensink has the task of trying to replace 36 graduated TD’s (of the 40 the Falcons scored as a team). Tucker’s 265 all-purpose yards and 3 TD’s is the best returning performer. A replacement for Andy Todd at quarterback is also needed. It’s likely junior McKinnen Stone (the only returning player to complete a pass last season, literally, he was 1-4), or senior Brandon Breitsprecher. The Falcons will have a bit of added inspiration in 2012 though. Suiting up with them will be Mitch Ristau. The senior returns to the football field nearly four years after losing his lower leg in a farm accident. He’ll compete while wearing a prosthetic. In Rushford, the Trojans will look to improve upon a rough 2011 campaign (2-7, downed by Fillmore Central in the 1st round of the play-offs). It was running back by committee: in nine games the Trojans had six different players lead the team in rushing. Five, Zach Boehmke (5’9” 170 Sr.), Steve Adcock (5’9” 170 Sr.), Alex Vix (5’9” 155 So.), Tyler McLellan (6’0” 170 Jr), and Casey McLellan (5’8” 170 Sr), return. None rushed for over 200 yards on the

season though. Defense could be a strength this year, as the Trojans return their top seven tacklers from 2011. They have some experience on their side. After three days of practice, head coach Davin Thompson was pleased with the leadership his seniors had thus far showed. He spoke positively of the athleticism of his sophomore class. He was coy with any more particulars (including his starting QB). One thing is for certain though; Rushford-Peterson is a well-known school for both its (boys) basketball and football. The Trojans are three-plus years removed from 2008’s Section 1A football championship. Coach Thompson is certainly looking to return his alma mater to that level of preeminence. In Spring Valley, the Knights went 3 and 6 last season. They lost to Goodhue in the first round of the play-offs 48-22. Like Fillmore Central, they graduated more than their fair share of seniors (15), particularly those at the “skill” positions (QB Tanner Lange, RB’s Sam Eberle, Jerad Miner, and Jesse Crowson, TE Devon Pokorney). Head Coach John Fenske won’t have much for returning key contributors. Senior Marshall Oeltjen (6’0” 210) is one of the few players to see extensive action last season (to see the end zone). Jacob Rindels (5’8” 150 sophomore), Lenny Moore (5’9” 150 junior), and Jordan Meskill (5’9” 160 junior) are three other guys who’ll likely have the ball placed in their hands. Rindels is the only quarterback listed on the Minnesota State High School League Kingsland football page. With just 27 kids out, 9-12, the Knights aren’t heavy on numbers by any regard. They have only six seniors and five juniors. In football, where numbers and age matter, not having much for either might make for a long season for Knight fans. At the very least, 2012 will be a building/learning process for the younger kids. In 9-man action, Lanesboro finished last season 6-4, ending on a very ugly note (downed 62-6 by Section 1 9-man champ Spring Grove). Head coach James Semmen has three returning starters on each side of the ball, seven returning seniors, and 15 returning letter-winners. Junior tailback Niko Anderson is the prized jewel in Burro-land. The 5’9” 180-pounder tallied almost 1,400 total yards (1,281 rushing) last season and 21 total TD’s. He enters his third year of varsity competition, having played on the biggest of all stages (the Prep Bowl) as a freshman. Junior Garret Boggs (5’10” 155) is set to take over at the quarterbacking spot, full time. He called signals for Lanesboro’s first two games in 2011. Gabe Decker (5’7” 140) and Daulton Gartner (6’0” 160) will also be factors offensively. Gartner and Anderson were the Burros top two tacklers in 2011. Lanesboro isn’t as big, size-

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wise, as they’ve been in recent years. Only two players off last year’s roster tip the scales above 200 pounds. They aren’t, as their coach said, completely “battletested.” Nonetheless, Anderson is a difference-maker, a threat toscore anytime he touches the ball. That alone will most certainly give orange and black fans something to cheer about. The Mabel-Canton Cougars (6-4 last season, downed by Grand Meadow in the second round of the play-offs) will begin the year in the tough position. They have just one returning senior (OL Logan Henry) off last year’s squad. Gone are 2011 leaders Jacoby Bigalk, Gabe Lind, Jesse Amdahl, Adam Fravel, and Steve Smith. The longest tenured head football coach in the county, Karl Urbaniak, will thus have to rely on juniors and underclassmen. A trio of players most likely to make a splash, a trio with the most experience, is Noah Manning (257 rushing yards, 116 receiving yards and 2 TD’s in 2011), Hunter Johnson (179 rushing yards and 3 TD’s in 2011), and Justin Ward (6 receptions, 91 yards in 2011). All are juniors. The only returning player to have thrown a pass (literally, he was 1-1 in 2011) is Collin O’Bieglo, another junior, who looks to be the Cougar starting signal caller in 2012. With 8 juniors and 7 freshmen, on a 20 man-team, M-C is certainly young and short-handed. In fact, there has been talk about M-C sharing football sometime in the future, but not this year. Wily Coach Urbaniak will have to call on all his years of coaching and make the best of the numbers he’s got. Volleyball Openers Falcons Ace Burros A host of area volleyball faces descended upon Lanesboro for the 2012 volleyball opener. RushfordPeterson players, Mabel-Canton players, R-P’s coach, Houston’s coach, local sports stat guru Bill Bentson, KFIL/KVGO radio play-by-play-man Devon Krueger, a KTTC camera-man (to name a

few), and, of course, the host Burros and visiting Fillmore Central Falcons. All watching were treated to a one-sided affair. The Falcons, coming off a successful 24-7 2011 campaign, returning nearly everyone, were decisive in their work. Head coach Denise Case didn’t show the entire Fillmore Central volleyball hand, but the Falcons laid out a bunch of aces nonetheless. FC served up 19 points the easy way. Sophomore setter Morgan Malley chalked up nine (18-19 serving, 13 assists), junior Taylor Case five (17-18 serving), and senior Chelsea Rislove four. Those quick points made the contest an struggle-less victory for the Falcons, 25-6, 25-10, and 25-11. Victoria Peterson led everyone with 6 kills. Madison Ming led the Burros with four. Gophers Get Early Work There is nothing like game action to hone the sports senses. Practice just cannot do for a team what real competition can. Gopher volleyball coach Troy Swancutt is probably happy about his team’s 2012 opener versus Medford. His girls got work and they got a victory. The Gophers prevailed 3-1, but it took 27-25 and 26-24 efforts in sets one and three to seal 2/3 of the verdict. Medford took set #2 (25-22). Chatfield won going away in the final game 25-12. Fatigue, brought on by warm temps, might have played a part. The Gophers used all 12 girls on their roster. The Tigers only used eight. Senior MaKenzie Miller was the Gopher’s leader in kills (7) and blocks (4), interesting given she wasn’t out for volleyball in 2011. Six other Gophers notched three or more kills. Gabrielle Salisbury (18) and Kileigh Dudek (12) shared the assists. Salisbury had four of the Goph’s 14 aces. But Medford freshman Madison Strodtman was the night’s standout player. The 5’9” freshmen led everyone with 12 kills and 6 ace blocks (plus 5 assists). Tiger senior Nicole Morgan side-kicked her with 6 kills, 22 assists, and 5 aces.

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Garrison Keillor will entertain area residents Lanesboro, Minn. - On Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, Garrison Keillor will headline a DFL fundraising evening at the Lanesboro Community Center, 202 Parkway Avenue South in Lanesboro. The event will feature Keillor’s endearing and original Lake Wobegon-style storytelling, humor and sage commentary. Doors open at 6 p.m. with preshow entertainment beginning at 6:15 p.m. by local musicians who’ve earned rave reviews from regional audiences. Musical talent includes the bluesy Rutabaga Brothers, the harmonic Rhubarb Sisters, CBBJ the new jazz combo offshoot of the famous Chatfield Brass Band, plus Accordionation, a duo of accordionaires extraordinaire, Barb Keith and Bill Swanson. The main event at 7:30 p.m. is

of course Garrison Keillor, famous public radio personality and writer, author of his popular Homegrown Democrat. Keillor last entertained thousands of his radio show fans in Lanesboro back in June of 2007 when he broadcast his Prairie Home Companion show from the softball field. Sharing the program with Keillor will be DFL state legislative candidates Ken Tschumper, running for House District 28B, and Jack Krage, candidate for Senate District 28. The evening will begin and end with spirited patriotic sing-alongs. A voter registration station in the community hall will be available before and after the show. This free service is open to the voting public as well as the event audience. Information stations will also make

it easy for voters to learn about constitutional amendment campaigns: Families United (marriage amendment) and Our Vote, Our Future (voter ID amendment). Admission is $20 per person at the door, cash or check. There will be no advance ticket sales. Since no food or beverage vendors will be at the fundraiser, local eateries invite attendees to dine before the show. Visit for restaurant information. The Garrison Keillor evening of entertainment, information and inspiration is sponsored by the Fillmore County DFL. Proceeds will support Democratic candidates in the 2012 election. For further information please contact Peggy Hanson at 507-467-2620 or email

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socialscenes Food For Life By Jade Sexton

The joy of cooking It wasn’t until my daughter was a baby and developed multiple food allergies that I really started exploring the art of cooking. I had to religiously read food labels, and was surprised at what I found. I found it easiest and best to make her food myself. I had to take something with us for her to eat whenever we went out, and she could rarely eat what others were eating. Most of the time, I made one meal for Grace and I to eat, and another for the rest of the family. For years, we ate

everything together, usually off the same plate, usually with her on my lap. Sometimes I miss those days. As she has grown older, Grace has outgrown all of her allergies except peanuts, and she has also developed a love of cooking. Since a very young age, she has loved to help me do any cooking or baking. If I do it without her, she gets very upset. She is only six now, but

Quinoa and Black Beans

1 tsp. vegetable oil 1 onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced ¾ cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed 1 ½ cups vegetable broth 1-2 tsp curry powder Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup frozen corn kernels 1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed ½ cup fresh cilantro (optional) Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic, and sauté until lightly browned. Mix quinoa into the saucepan and cover with vegetable broth. Season with curry powder, salt, and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes. Stir frozen corn into the saucepan, and continue to simmer about 5 minutes until heated through. Mix in the black beans and cilantro.

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she recently made a batch of cupcakes from a box mix. Last night she made Hamburger Helper, with my supervision of course, while standing on a chair in front of the stove. I frequently hear the words, “I’ll do it!” come from her mouth. She asks me what she should do and I help her, but she is very independent. For me, cooking has become a relaxing and enjoyable pastime instead of a chore. It’s true that I don’t always have time to make a decent meal, but I appreciate it when I do. I also love cooking for other people, so I love it when I have a friend over and I can make them something they may have never had before. I know I have mentioned quinoa before, but I really love it. It is delicious, and easy to cook, as well as packed full of protein and other nutrients. It is becoming a very popular alternative to other grains. I have made this recipe before many, many times, and it is always delicious. I made it for a friend of mine once, and she loved it, too. It is a great way to try quinoa for the first time, and a great, easy one-dish meal to make on a busy evening. It’s simple, but so full of flavor you will never forget. I also have a thing for filling the house with the aroma of curry simmering on the stove. By the way, it goes perfectly with steamed broccoli. This is my version of the recipe.

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Prigge ~ Brand Shelby Prigge and Jordan Brand are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Shelby is the daughter of Tina Jonsgaard and Gary Oevering of Lewiston, Minn. Shelby is a graduate of the Lewiston-Altura High School and Winona Technical College with an accounting degree. She is employed at the Farmers Coop Elevator in Rushford. Jordan is the son of Paul and Pamela Brand of Rushford, Minn. Jordan is a graduate of the Rushford-Peterson High School and attended the Winona Technical College in the Sales and Marketing field. He is currently employed as manager of Pam’s Corner in Rushford. A September 22, 2012, wedding is planned at St John’s Lutheran Church of Hart, Minn. The couple will make their home in Rushford.

Stackhouse ~ Peterson Brenda Stackhouse and Christopher Peterson of Canton, Minn. are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. The bride is the daughter of Charles and Mary Stackhouse of Preston, Minn. The groom is the son of Deb Peterson and Larry Peterson, both of Harmony, Minn. Chris is an Automotive Technician at House Chevrolet in Stewartville and Brenda is a Laboratory Technician at POET Biorefining in Preston. They Both graduated from Fillmore Central High School. Brenda went on to get a BS in Biology at Viterbo Univeristy and Chris went to NICC. The couple will be united in marriage on September 22, 2012, at the Preston United Methodist Church.

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Samuel Cormac Boice Brian and Renee Boice of Wheatland, Cal. are proud to announce the birth of their son, Samuel Cormac. Samuel was born on August 28, 2012. He weighed 8 lb. 5 oz. and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Kathy and the late Bob Boice of Harmony, and Bernie and Debbie Molloy of Grass Valley, Cal. Greatgrandparents are Merlin and Zola Hoiness of Harmony.

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Troy A. Dunn Air Force Airman 1st Class Troy A. Dunn graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Dunn is the son of Sue Dunn and brother of Spencer Dunn, both of South Division Avenue, Spring Grove. He is a 2011 graduate of Spring Grove High School.

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Monday, September 3, 2012



MN Sheriff’s Scholarship program

Fillmore County Sheriff Daryl Jensen announced today the commencement of the Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for 2012. Sheriff Jensen proudly announced that the MSA Board of Directors has established a scholarship fund for the awarding of up to 15- $600 scholarships for this year. These scholarships are due to the coordinated efforts of the 87 Sheriffs of the State of Minnesota. The Members of MSA gives special recognition to the financial PFC Kyle D. Koch Hatleli ~ Halvorson France ~ Bestor needs of students attending the Private First Class Kyle D. Mr. and Mrs. Jon Hatleli of Taylor Bestor and Kathryn peace officer skills course, or one of Koch, 21, a 2009 graduate of Rushford announce the engage- France are pleased to announce the two or four year law enforceFillmore Central High School, ment of their daughter, Andrea their engagement and upcoming ment degree colleges. “The Board has earned the title “U.S Marine” Hatleli, to Andrew Halvorson, marriage. Taylor is the son of Ty of Directors feel peace officers in upon graduating from Marine son of Louann Halvorson and and Dacia Bestor of Harmony. our democratic society have comCorps recruit training in San the late Charles Halvorson of He is a 5th year pipefitting plex duties to perform” said Sheriff Diego on Aug. 10, 2012. Kyle is Calmar, IA. Miss Hatleli, a grad- apprentice for Union 6 and is Jensen. MSA recognizes the importhe son of Dale and Becky Koch uate of Rushford-Peterson High currently working for Himec tance of pre-entry training for peoof Preston. School and Luther College, is Mechanical in Rochester. ple considering law enforcement as Koch enters into a proud, life- currently finishing her master’s Kathryn is the daughter of their career choice. MSA recognizes long brotherhood composed of degree from the University of Gary and Nancy France of some students need outside help in the select few men and women Iowa. She lives in Marion, IA Wausau, Wisc. She is a gradu- meeting the costs of such training, who have earned their place in and works as an intern in music ate of the University of Phoenix even though they excel academithe Corps’ ranks. therapy at West Music. with a degree in Business cally. Putting his recruit’s honor, Mr. Halvorson graduated from Communications and is current- The Scholarship Committee, courage and commitment to South Winneshiek High School ly working at the Mayo Clinic in making its selection of awards, the test, Koch faced the physi- and Northeast Iowa Community Credit Union in Rochester. intends on achieving representacally and mentally rigorous chal- College with an associate’s degree They will be married tion from all geographical areas of lenges packed into the 13 weeks in education. He currently works September 8, 2012, at St. Pius the state. Scholarship awards will of Marine Corps boot camp. at the La Crescent Montessori Church in Rochester. be announced by December 31 of The training was designed to Academy as a paraprofessional. A enhance raw talent and to cre- wedding is planned for May 25, ate the morale and discipline 2013. required of all Marines. During recruit training, Koch joined others from across the country to undertake the quest to be among the world’s military elite. He learned time-honored military customs and courtesies and mastered close-order drill. The demanding physical fitness regimen placed Koch in the best Hermanson shape of his life. The training anD honed vital military skills such Vickerman as marksmanship, first aid, marFamily reunion tial arts and leadership. Following approximately 10 Saturday, days of well-earned leave, Koch September 8th, 2012 will attend school to learn his Potluck at Noon occupational specialty. Then (Rain or Shine) Koch will report to his first duty Highland Prairie station to gain further knowlLutheran Church Park edge and experience serving with Peterson, MN a Marine Corps Unit. Koch is a Platoon High Shooter, which he received a Meritorious Promotion. He is a Marine who has demonstrated a high degree of proficiency and has shown exceptional leadership ability.


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the same year. Application forms and a statement of procedures are available at the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office. Scholarships are only available to students currently enrolled in one of the following three categories: 1. Mandated POST Skills Program 2. In their second year of a two year law enforcement program. 3. In their third or fourth year of a four year college criminal justice program. In order to qualify, students must have completed at least one year of the two year program or two years of a four year program. Students meeting these criteria are invited to obtain a scholarship application form from their local sheriff’s office or online at .

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Monday, September 3, 2012

County residents stage protest By Karen Reisner Before the Sand Committee meeting convened on August 27, a group of Fillmore County residents protested in front of the courthouse. The protesters would like to see a banning of industrial or frac sand mines. At the very least they are seeking more study and research before the county lifts the moratorium which was put into place on February 28. It seems likely that it will be at least 2013 before the process to amend the county’s ordinance will be complete. The Planning

Commission will need to review the committee’s recommendations when they are completed and hold a public hearing. The county board will then need to approve any changes in the ordinance before the moratorium will be lifted. Protesters were concerned about the effects of industrial mining on water quality and quantity, air quality, road use, safety due to increased truck traffic, and a general degradation of the county’s scenic beauty. One sign read, “I love Fillmore County just the way it is.”

Protesting Fillmore County residents want to keep large industrial frac mines out of the county. Photo by Karen Reisner

A woman spoke of the group’s love of the county they live in. She was concerned that so much is yet not known about potential damage to the environment, insisting accurate information is necessary. As a group they felt they were trying to look out for the interests of all of Fillmore County. Bonita Underbakke explained she was a shy person and it wasn’t easy for her to protest, but she felt she had to “stand up” for a sustainable future. She said they are not protesting against the traditional mining industry within the county. She didn’t see how industrial mining could be just a little bit. Underbakke was in favor of a separation in the ordinances between construction aggregate mining, which the county has had for a very long time, and industrial sand mining. This separation is being pursued by the committee. Underbakke insisted what Fillmore County has now is not compatible with industrial sand mining. Underbakke felt there hasn’t been adequate time for research on potential damaging effects from the ballooning industry. There has been considerable concern at committee meetings from residents about the compatibility of the county’s tourist industry and industrial sand mines. Underbakke felt any proposal should be compatible with the county’s Comprehensive Plan.

The Official Legal Newspaper for Fillmore County Another woman wanting to be identified only as a Fillmore County resident related that she was put off about the use of the mining term “overburden.” She felt that the landscape she loved was not just overburden to be removed and scraped off to get to the sand. She said she takes great pride in where she lives, surrounded by the limestone bluffs and rolling hills. During the time spent talking to the protesters, a few people passing by thanked the protesters for their time and effort. Residents in the area that oppose the mining of “frac” sand and fear there is a possibility of large industrial mines have been speaking out more of late. On August 17 a documentary film, “The Price of Sand” was viewed in Lanesboro. It dealt with what

the film maker perceived as possible costs to communities due to industrial sand mining. One of the greatest concerns of those wary of the sand industry is the potential to have a concentrated cluster of mines. Those in the tourist industry are threatened by the possible negative effect on their businesses. They question whether property values will be impacted. In the Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce mission statement dated July 18, it is stated that “activities impact each other, sharing limited resources requires balance and limits to meet the needs of our diverse community and maintain our high quality of life.” It further states that “frac” sand on a large scale may adversely impact the quality of life in the county and the city.

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Recycling 101 By LaVerne C. Paulson, Recycling Education Coordinator It is not too soon to start thinking about Fillmore County’s next Household Hazardous Waste event. As in the past, the fall event will be held on the first Tuesday of October. This year,

the date is October 2. On that day, we will gladly accept your donations of household hazardous waste from noon until 5:00 pm. Although unwanted paint is, by far, the most common HHW item, there are most likely many

Minnesota Farmers Union congratulates LeRoy and Darleen Johnson and their family’s Rolling Acres for winning the Farm Family of the Year for Fillmore County. Rolling Acres has 750 milking cows and 4 -1000 head hog finishing barns selling 10,000 hogs a year. They also have 2300 acres of corn and hay. Thanks to the Johnson family for their positive influence on farming and rural Minnesota. The University of Minnesota Extension Farm Family Recognition Program has existed for over two decades and honors farm families from throughout Minnesota for their contributions to the agriculture industry and their local communities. All of the honored farm families have made significant contributions to Minnesota agriculture and their communities. Picture is of Minnesota Farmers Union Vice President Gary Wertish and the Johnson family. Photo submitted 20

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

SE 1/4 & SE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 23 of Beaver Twp. in Fillmore County, MN Deeded Acres: 185 m/l Tillable Acres: 144.64 m/l Crop Productivity Index (CPI): Corn Base Acres: 49% CC Yield: 132 bu Bean Base Acres: 49% CC Yield: 36 bu N 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of Section 23 of Beaver Twp. in Fillmore County, MN Deeded Acres: 78 m/l Tillable Acres: 69.87 m/l Crop Productivity Index (CPI): 7 Corn Base Acres: 49% CC Yield: 132 bu Bean Base Acres: 49% CC Yield: 36 bu 2012 Taxes: $1,844 *Parcel 2 currently has 4.3 Acres in CRP until Sept. 30, 2015 with a total annual payment of $475.58. $100,000 (Parcel 1) and $50,000(Parcel 2) down the day of the auction. Balance due on or about Nov 2, 2012. A 5% buyers premium will be added to the final bid price which will determine the full purchase price. Any statement made the day of the sale takes precedence over printed material.

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

Monday, September 3, 2012 other nasty substances that you would rather not have in and around your home. The items accepted are, in fact, hazardous and should not be included in your landfill garbage. As usual, there will be a notice in your local newspapers again reminding you of the date and what will be accepted. However, you may want to start rounding up some items a bit early, so you have them collected well in advance. If you have neighbors that are unable to attend this event, you can certainly bring their items, as well. Please keep in mind this is Household Hazardous Waste and agricultural chemicals, explosives, medical waste, business waste, radioactive waste, and empty cans are items that are not accepted during this collection. We will also be collecting lead this fall, mostly in the form of fishing tackle and wheel weights. Lead is the cause of death for many of our birds, including the Bald Eagle, each year. If they eat meat containing lead, it enters their blood stream and damages the brain. There are alternative sinkers and other tackle available to take the place of lead. Due to the gun powder in bullets, we cannot accept ammunition at this time. There are thousands of button batteries used by Fillmore County residents each year, but most of them are finding their way into the landfill. Button batteries, like the kind used in hearing aids, even though quite small, contain some not-so-nice elements that may sooner or later, find their way into our drinking water. A set of hearing aids will use up to a hundred batteries each year which will account for a sizable amount of poison. Burning batteries, also not advised, can explode and cause serious injury. Burning batteries sends poisons into the air to fall back to earth as different forms of precipitation. These poisons are polluting our lakes, streams, fields and forests and sooner or later find their way into humans by way of the food chain. The same is true for rechargeable batteries that contain cadmium, lithium, lead, and several other elements you don’t really need accumulating in your body. Mr. Grooters from the Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District has informed me that their Annual Field Day for Fillmore County sixth grade students has been scheduled for September 19 at Forestville State Park. If this year is similar to previous years, I will be chatting with at least one hundred eighty


Where? Lanesboro Hall

Why? Monthly Programs &Activities Who? Everyone! How? David/Lynn Susag @507.467.0100 *Hall available for rent


students and adults concerning recycling in Fillmore County. It is always a good day for learning from several presenters, but the gormet lunch served by the SWCD staff is definitely worth the trip. Thanks to many of you, we collected a bunch of bottles and cans during the fair and kept them out of the landfill. Thank you, also, for stopping by the Resource Recovery Center and Recycling Center exhibit at the

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fair. I had the opportunity to chat with a lot of people during the fair concerning recycling in Fillmore County. Your concerns and comments are always greatly appreciated. If you have any questions concerning Household Hazardous Waste Day, please don’t hesitate to call the Resource Recovery Center at 765-4704 or e-mail me at lpaulson@co.fillmore.<mailto:lpaulson@>




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

Sat., Sept. 15, 2012

STARTING TIME: 10 A.M. Auction note: this will be one of the best offerings of its kind in Southeastern Minnesota. Whether you are interested in good producing farmland or a piece of recreational retreat with wildlife abundant you will definitely find it at the Ryan Land Auction. Regardless of budget you will have an opportunity to purchase that “get-away” spot or a place for your dream home! 12 PARceLS to Be oFFeReD! (All with surveys)

Parcel #3 excellent 4.44+/- acres with very good remodeled 3 bedroom home, 3 decks, 3-season porch, 45'x32' radiant heated shop and great serenity! Legal: w/survey. oPen HouSe – Saturday, Sept. 8 – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or through private showing call 507.259.7502 or 507.421.0232! Go to teRMS on ALL PARceLS: At the conclusion of the auction buyer(s) shall deposit 20% down of full contract purchase price in form of non-refundable earnest money. A 4% buyer’s fee shall be used to arrive at full contract purchase price. the balance of purchase shall be due and payable on or before october 15, 2012 closing. Buyers shall do their own “due diligence” regarding all aspects of this purchase prior. there shall be no contingencies involved by purchaser(s). tony Montgomery Realty & Auction company and agents are representing the seller exclusively in this real estate transaction. All announcements made sale day shall take precedence over any previous statements oral or written.


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County awarded grant for AEDs By Karen Reisner Kristina Kohn, Human Resources, announced at the board’s August 28 meeting that the county was awarded a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration to supply AEDs throughout the county. The grant program’s purpose is to provide access to emergency devices in rural areas. Funds for the Automated External Defibrillators (AED) will come in three phases over three years. The three year total grant is for $179,618 and will include training for use of the devices. No matching funds are required. During the first year AEDs will be put into each of the county law enforcement vehicles. In the second year AEDs will be supplied for all local city and county buildings. In the third year devices will be supplied for swimming pools, libraries, and

the main entrance to the bicycle trail at Preston. Cities will take over responsibility for the AEDs that are supplied to them. Kohn said the devices are for those critical few minutes when there is a heart event. Chairman Tom Kaase remarked that lives will be saved. Budget/Levy Before the county board meeting started this day, the proposed preliminary levy increase was at 12.29 percent. Board members continued the arduous process to trim more from the budgets of Social Services, Public Health, Veteran Services, Highway, Airport, Extension, and the eleven other areas reviewed by the county coordinator. At the end of the day, the board managed to bring the numbers down to the neighborhood of a 10 percent increase. The county is to receive about $160,000 less in County Pro-

Antique • HouseHold

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building, 412 east park street, spring valley, mn

AUCTIONEER NOTE: We will be selling a large selection of furniture, antiques, collectibles, and household items from 2 estates and 1 party downsizing. Don’t miss this auction. Selling 2 Rings Most of the Day 10-12 Hayracks of Smalls

Railroad crossing signal light complete w/ pole 4 guns selling at 11am SS Sale of Farm Toys, new in box, selling at 11am 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.

Fillmore County Corn Growers

PLOT DAY Wednesday September 12, 2012

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Plot Participants: Mycogen DynaGro Pioneer Gold Country Agri Gold Renk DeKalb Channel Bio Producers Jung Location: Roland Kohlmeyer Farm* *From Fountain, go West 3 miles on County Road 8. *From Wykoff, go East on Hwy 80 to County Road 7, turn North, go to County Road 8, turn right, 1/8 mile.

gram Aid from the state than in 2012. In addition, this will be the first year that there will be no funding from the former Market Value Credit program. At this point the county has been estimating a 15 percent increase in health insurance costs for employees. The county’s obligation to the Dodge-Fillmore-Olmsted Joint Powers Board for Corrections represents a three percent increase to the levy from 2012. A new formula is being used for 2013 and 2014 which requires Fillmore County to pay 8.53 percent of net expenditures. The total estimated obligation for 2013 is $367,842 which is a 104 percent increase over 2012 ($179,971). Social Services Manager Gail Bunge said they are going to take in revenue where possible. Community Services Beth Wilms stated it will be a performance

ends and Dale Loeffler’s private drive begins. It should read “private drive, no turn around, no parking beyond this point.” •Approval was given for Brent Kohn, Highway, to bid on a used excavator at an upcoming sale. The county currently rents one when needed. Kohn explained if they owned one, they have more uses for it. When they rent one for a week, they can’t be sure conditions weather-wise will allow for its use, but are responsible for the rent regardless of use. •Three resolutions for grant funding to pay a portion of three bridges including on CR #115 in Canton Township, CSAH 12 in Carimona Township, and CSAH 12 in Arendahl Township were approved. The county is required to pay any cost of the structure in excess of the grant or return any funds not required, based on the final estimate. The grants are from the Minnesota State Transportation Fund.

issue for the staff if they are not billing for their services. Wilms asked if we only want to do mandated services or do we want to do intervention and prevention? Commissioner Randy Dahl remarked that there has been a dramatic increase in case loads and reductions in aid. Wilms commented that by statute we have to provide mandated services as long as dollars are available to do that. She asked what is mission critical? Dahl opined that early intervention, prevention save money in the long run. Other Business In Brief •The CUP for Hidden Valley Campground, Tom and Shelly Kraetsch, Preston Township, was approved as recommended by the Planning Commission. They can expand their campground from 31 to 41 sites, including five tent sites and five camping cabin sites. There is a condition requiring a sign to be placed where the campground driveway

Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery to host Nashville-based country artist Becky Schlegel Spring Valley, MN. August 30, 2012—Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery will play host to Nashville-based country artist Becky Schlegel on September 7th. She’s visiting Minnesota from Nashville and the winery is on her tour schedule! Becky has been named the “Bluegrass Artist of the Year” multiple times in Minnesota, is a frequent guest on “A Prairie Home Companion” and has performed at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Songwriters’ Show-

case. The concert begins at 7pm. The opening group, Ridin’ High, plays at 5:30pm. VIP tickets are currently available and include dinner, wine, a meet & greet, and front row seating. Tickets can be reserved by calling the winery or emailing events@ For general admission (free), guests are asked to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets. Food and drinks will be available for sale at the outdoor concert.

ABOUT FOUR DAUGHTERS VINEYARD & WINERY Four Daughters Vineyard and Winery is the perfect location for locals, visitors and tourists. Located adjacent to Minnesota’s bluff country and just down the road from the Mayo Clinic, the winery is close to the city but far from hustle and bustle. The culture is a blend of Minnesota-nice and casual elegance. Check them out at www.fourdaughtersvineyard. com.




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

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605 drunk driving arrests to-date during statewide campaign ST. PAUL — Minnesota law enforcement officers have arrested 605 drunk drivers two weekends into a statewide DWI enforcement campaign, according to Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety preliminary reports. The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign runs through Labor Day. State officials are urging Minnesotans to plan ahead for a sober ride to avoid the dangers and harsh consequences of a DWI. A similar DWI crackdown to close out summer in 2011 resulted in 1,787 DWI arrests. “There is no excuse for drunk driving, but far too often people find an excuse and find themselves in serious trouble,” says Lt. Eric Roeske of the State Patrol. “Close out the end to summer safely by having a safe and sober ride arranged in advance of celebrating.” Minnesota Drunk Driving Facts During the past five years, 2007– 2011, 651 people were killed in Minnesota drunk driving crashes, accounting for one-third of the state’s 2,165 total road deaths: 2011 — 111; 2010 — 121; 2009 — 112; 2008 — 137; 2007 — 170. Officials say the 34 percent reduction in drunk driving deaths from five years ago points to motorist making smart plans for a sober ride and the

effectiveness of enhanced enforcement and education campaigns. In 2011, 29,257 motorists were arrested for DWI, the average alcohol-concentration of an offender was 0.16. One in seven Minnesota drivers have a DWI on record. Consequences of a DWI A DWI offense can result in loss of license for up to a year, thousands in costs and possible jail time. Repeat DWI offenders, as well as first-time offenders arrested at 0.16 and above alcohol-concentration level, must use ignition interlock in order to regain legal driving privileges, or face at least one year without a driver’s license. Offenders with three or more offenses are required to use interlock for three to six years, or they will never regain driving privileges. Each year in Minnesota, 40 percent of the alcohol-related traffic deaths involve repeat offenders. Tips to Prevent Drunk Driving •Plan for a safe ride — designate a sober driver, use a cab/public transportation, or stay at the location of the celebration. Let family/ friends know you are available to offer a safe ride home. •Buckle up and wear protective motorcycle gear — the best defenses against a drunk driver. •Report drunk driving — call 911 when witnessing impaired

driving behavior. Be prepared to provide location, license plate number and observed dangerous behavior. About the Office of Traffic Safety The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) designs, implements, and coordinates federally funded traffic safety enforcement and education programs to improve driver behaviors and reduce the deaths and serious injuries that occur on Minnesota roads. OTS also administers state funds for motorcycle safety programs and child seats for needy families. OTS is an anchoring partner of the state’s Toward Zero Deaths traffic safety initiative. A primary vision of the TZD program is to create a safe driving culture in Minnesota in which motorists support a goal of zero road fatalities by practicing and promoting safe and smart driving behavior. TZD focuses on the application of four strategic areas to reduce crashes — education, enforcement, engineering and emergency trauma response. Office of Traffic Safety Highlights •23,285 speeders were ticketed during a July statewide speed campaign. •OTS issued the 2011 Minnesota Motor Vehicle Crash Facts report, citing 368 traffic deaths for the


year, the lowest since 1944 and a 44 percent reduction in deaths from a decade ago. •OTS recognized the state’s DWI Enforcer All-Stars at Target Field June 25. The leading DWI enforcer is Minnesota State Patrol Trooper Mark Hibbard with 241 DWI arrests in 2011. •July 1 marked one year of the state’s ignition interlock DWI sanc-

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tion. More than 4,000 DWI offenders are using ignition interlock to benefit road safety and ensure legal, sober driving. •Media are encouraged to download and broadcast or place OTS public service announcements to advance road safety. •Media are encouraged to localize traffic safety news by referencing county-specific crash facts.

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Livestock gross margin- dairy insurance By Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties Many dairy operators are expressing concern today about milk and feed prices and how they will plan ahead to maintain and strengthen their business Jerrold Tesmer positions. A common recom-

mendation in risk management states that not only should one be protecting some milk price, but also protect some feed costs as well. The USDA Risk Management Agency has been funded to open the Livestock Gross MarginDairy (LGM-D) insurance policy again after October 1, and it has from $20 -30 million more than last year with which it can operate, so hopefully it will be available for a longer time than last year. LGM-D offers

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the opportunity to protect both sides of the equation (milk and feed) with one insurance policy and in a fairly simple manner. Unfortunately, many producers don’t fully understand the insurance, or are unfamiliar with how to purchase it if they do want it. University of Minnesota Extension and the Farm Business Management advisors in southeast Minnesota are hosting a webinar with Dr Brian Gould, University of Wisconsin, who has done extensive work preparing tools and educational materials to help people understand LGM. The webinar will be Friday, September 14. It can be viewed individually at home or in your office, but much is often gained by interactive discussion with others so we will be hosting viewing sites and discussions at the Bank of Zumbrota, in Zumbrota and First National Bank, Plainview, for each the session. Webinars start at 10:30 am. There is no cost to participate in these programs. For more information and receive a copy of the brochure contact: Wayne Pike, 507-251-1937,; Tom Anderson, 507-259-6269, tom.; Jack LaValla, 507-951-9453, jack.; Jenni-

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Diverse points of view on sand By Karen Reisner Concerned citizens asked questions and added to the discussion at the August 27 meeting of the Sand Committee. The committee has been meeting at least once monthly since their first meeting in February a couple of weeks before the moratorium on Excavation of Materials and Minerals was put into place on February 28. Some new faces were in the crowded board room. Many attending would like to see “industrial” sand mining banned in Fillmore County. Economic Effect of Industrial Sand Zoning Administrator Chris Graves explained he had not been able to find much information on what economic impact industrial sand mining would have on the county. Bill Swan-

son, Lanesboro, suggested they start by interviewing business owners as to the impact they expect it could have on them. Julie Kiehne, Executive Director of the Lanesboro Area Chamber of Commerce, offered some facts saying the tourism industry in the county brought in $18.7 million in gross sales (Mn Dept. of Revenue) in 2010. Also, tourism generated $1.3 million in sales taxes. Kiehne maintained there certainly would be consequences with the coexistence of frac sand and tourism. Donna Buckbee, Rushford, noted that the scenic highway designation of Hwy 16 has resulted in 500 jobs and $39 million (2008). Committee member David Williams remarked about the adverse impact that has occurred in the Chippewa Falls and Lake

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Monday, September 3, 2012 Pepin areas. Committee member Duane Bakke said the model in Arcadia,Trempealeau County, is more relevant. He added that the figures provided for tourism sales don’t differentiate between sales to tourists and sales to local residents. Bill Swanson insisted Fillmore County is completely different than Arcadia, adding Lanesboro has thriving businesses. Frank Wright, Lanesboro, reported that there will be a meeting on October 2 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Park to discuss the local and regional impact of silica sand mines. There will be information on the assets mining brings along with the adverse effects of concentrated mining activity. Committee member Brad Erickson suggested using Rushford as a baseline as they have experienced truck traffic. Bakke suggested they get traffic counts for all locations. Swanson opined that Rushford can’t be compared with Lanesboro as the truck traffic doesn’t come right through the downtown. Harvey Benson, Harmony, remarked that he was 80 years old with no kids, but believed you should leave things as good or better than you found them. He said it is in everyone’s interest to preserve water for the future, which will only grow in value. Benson suggested rather than look at cost, it is more important to look at value. Chad Nolte, Chatfield, maintained that with all the setback requirements there are not going to be that many mining sites. Graves added setbacks for shoreland, homes, and so on will limit sites. Nolte noted that there are plans for a slurry pipe system (hydraulic pump) from the Pilot Mound site to a proposed rail site near St. Charles. He added there would be no trucks through Lanesboro. Jeff Lepper, Lanesboro, insisted no one knows what will happen and was in favor of a complete prohibition of industrial sand mining. Swanson insisted the pipeline was just an idea, not a plan, adding our idea and dream is a complete prohibition in Fillmore County. Charles Ruen, Lanesboro, commented that the county is fortunate to have sand and limestone which have been used to build roads all these years. He suggested some are just trying to New crop of apples! Gala McIntosh, Honey Crisp, and Wealthy.

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frighten people. Ruen said some people subscribe to, “What is mine is mine and what is yours is mine too.” Williams remarked that the Land Use Plan refers to Ag, recreational, and natural habitats. There is no mention of mining. He added we value our aggregate resources, but are targeting silica sand. Renee Bergstrom noted she had been a pulmonary function technologist and was concerned about the potential cost of silicosis. She was told that it had already been discussed and they were discussing the economic effects. Retired Dr. David Webb, Lanesboro, insisted it was unrealistic to separate health costs from economic costs. He proposed that mine operators be responsible for silica surveillance. Bakke said workers get tested every year at the site north of Chatfield, along with tests at the property line of the mining site. He added trucks will be covered. Tara Wetzel, Environmental Manager for Mathy Construction, repeated information about the ongoing monitoring being done in Wisconsin. The regula-

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tory body is the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). A study has been started recently which will go on for a year. The data will be presented to the Wisconsin DNR. She noted there is silica dust in the air from other sources. Karen Swanson suggested the moratorium be lengthened. Committee member Tom Kaase said their focus was on gathering information and the moratorium will be as long as it needs to be. A Separation Between Industrial Sand and Construction Aggregate David Williams explained that the committee didn’t want the more heavily regulated industry of industrial sand to effect the smaller aggregate sites that provide sand, gravel, or crushed stone for construction purposes, ag lime, and livestock bedding. He suggested it will be easy to separate the two. There is a difference in scale between aggregate and industrial sand mining. There was some discussion on what to do if an operation permitted for construction aggregate morphed into industrial sand. See SAND Page 26 

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Graves stated that if the focus changed, the operator would have to obtain an industrial sand permit. Ron Garrison, a geologist from Milestone Materials, suggested there would not likely be many instances where there would be a conversion from aggregate to industrial sand. He added, “If I was looking for ‘frac’ sand, I wouldn’t look in Fillmore County.” He went on to explain that Fillmore County has mostly St. Peter Sandstone which is too fine (except for extracting gas). This finer sand will not be in great demand unless the market for natural gas comes back. Williams said the more regulated industrial sand will require

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road maintenance agreements and more of a reclamation plan. Donna Buckbee complimented the committee on their open format allowing for citizen input. She asked why the county just doesn’t make ‘frac sand’ a prohibited use, if there isn’t good sand in the county. Graves said there is one mine that has been operating since 2008. Chad Nolte insisted if the natural gas market comes back, there will be a demand for the St. Peter Sandstone. Garrison agreed. Nolte complained that he was hearing a one sided discussion which wasn’t considering the value of the sand to farmers. Flocculants MnDot specifications for flocculants were made available. Bakke noted the county would not likely be less restrictive than

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MnDot, which states “All flocculants need to be environmentally benign, biodegradable and consist of natural origin biopolymers.” Bakke said they are trying to get more information from MPCA. Williams acknowledged that earlier drafts of the ordinance outright prohibited flocculants. Wetzel said flocculants have a place in some applications. Garrison explained that with flocculants, less water is used, having a smaller pond area while more efficiently removing clay particles. Williams asked if the use of flocculants should be on a permitted basis. Wetzel suggested they defer to someone at the state level and look at use on a case by case basis. Bakke noted there would be a permit to use

from the MPCA. Dale Forrester, Lanesboro, asked who is going to monitor their use. Paul Leduc asked why not prohibit washing. Bakke explained that sorting at the site will require less road use. The material left after sorting can be used for reclamation. Leduc insisted the effect on the water supply is the bigger unknown. Frank Wright suggested flocculant use needs to be approved in the CUP process. The volume of water use would have to be weighed against the use of a flocculant. Rita Leduc maintained we are in a karst area. She asked what would be the harm to be more restrictive and if the technology improves the question can be revisited. Wetzel said she was cautious

about approving all chemicals, adding that polyacrylamide is regulated by the EPA. She added she was concerned about the concentration of the material, but their testing results have not shown an accumulation. Leduc stated the United States EPA set allowable acrylamide levels in drinking water at zero. Next Meeting The next meeting will be September 18. Road impact issues will be discussed including Winona County’s language in their road impact agreement. Bakke said an application process needs to be developed and approved. After this meeting, the next part of the process will be before the Planning Commission and finally to the county board which could take at least three to four more months.

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Tri County Retired Educators Bell Ringer Breakfast, 9:30am, Whalan Parish Hall, Whalan, MN. Fillmore County Public Health Blood Pressure Clinic, 10-10:30 Sylvan Manor, Lanesboro and 10:30-11:00 Kenilworth Apartments, Lanesboro. Fillmore County Public Health Blood Pressure Clinic 11-11:30pm, Thurber Building, Chatfield. 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.* Preston VFW Auxiliary meeting, 7:30pm, Preston Servicemen’s Club. Chatfield AA meets, 7:30pm in the Pio­neer Presbyterian Church, 206 Fillmore St., Chatfield.* AA Closed Meeting, 8pm, Presbyterian Church, Mill St, Rushford.*

Fillmore County Public Health provides free blood pressure checks in Spring Valley, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Hillside Apartments, 409 S Hudson Ave. and 10:45-11:15 a.m. at the Community Center. Spring Valley Area Foodshelf, 2-5pm. 1300 West Tracy Rd. Spring Valley.* Merry Meeters Birthday Club, 2pm, Village Square. Roll Call: What you like about autumn. Faith Lutheran Church of Blackhammer annual Meatball Supper. 5-8pm, 4 1/2 miles north of Spring Grove on Houston County 4. THURSDAY, SEPT. 6 Free Senior Coffee, 9am, Heritage Grove, Harmony.* Fillmore County Public Health Blood Pressure Clinic, 9:3010:30am, Fountain Bank Lobby, Fountain. Fillmore County Public Health Blood Pressure Clinic, 10-10:30am, Good Shepherd Community Room, Rushford. Fillmore County Public Health Blood Pressure Clinic, 12-12:45pm, Community Center, Ostrander. Fillmore County Public Health Blood Pressure Clinic, 10:4511:15am, Tenborg Center, Rushford.

Canton Senior Citizens meet at 1pm for cards and visiting, Canton Community Center.* Chatfield Growers Market, 3-6pm, City Park, Chatfield.* Heimbygda Sons of Norway meeting, 7pm, Lanesboro. Program- Our year in Norway by Lois and Paul Christenson. Preston Historical Society meeting, 7pm, United Methodist Church, Preston. Public invited.


Lanesboro Farmer’s Market- 9-12 Sylvan Park. May-Oct. * All you can eat Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser and silent auction: 5-7:30pm, Preston United Methodist Church Lanesboro AA Group, 8:00pm, Bethlehem Lutheran Church. For more info, call 507-251-1771 or 765-2518.* SUNDAY, SEPT. 9


Spring Valley Area Foodshelf, Senior Citizens Day, 9am-10am. 1300 West Tracy Rd. Spring Valley, MN.* Preston Farmer’s Market, 11am, Trailhead, Preston.* Fillmore County Public Health Blood Pressure Clinic, 11:1511:45 a.m., Community Center, Canton. Fillmore County Public Health Blood Pressure Clinic, 1-1:30pm, North Manor, Harmony and 1:303:00pm South Manor, Harmony. Chatfield NA meeting, 7:30pm, Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 206 Fillmore St. Chatfield.* Harmony AA Group- Harmony Community Center, 8pm, For more info call 507-272-5857 *

Lanesboro Public Library: US State Department scholarship winning World Link exchange students will speak about life in their countries, 1pm. Free and open to all ages. NA Meeting, 7:00pm, United Methodist Church, downstairs, Preston. Call Jay for info 507-3996089. * Fountain AA Group closed meeting, 7:30pm. Fountain Lutheran Church, south Main St. and Highway 52.*

Mabel and 10:30-11:15am Fire Hall, Mabel. Preston Seniors potluck luncheon, 11:30am, Legion Club

TOPS (take off pounds sensibly) Meeting, Spring Valley Care Center Activity Room. Weigh-in from 5:45-6 p.m. Meeting from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Questions contact Judy at 507-346-2469.* NA Meeting, 7:00pm, United Methodist Church, downstairs, Preston. Call Jay for info 507-3996089. *


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

FOR SALE: Internet-ready, eMac computers, 1ghz, 80gb, 512mb RAM, InDesign Master Suite Collection software. All products for media desktop publishing included. Asking $249 or best offer. Call Jason at 507-251-5297. s6tfn- x

FOR SALE: Classic antique cast iron radiators from the original Park Hotel in Preston, MN. Many sizes and colors. Excellent condition. Would be perfect for restoration of an older home. Priced from $200 to $500 depending on which size. Call Jason at 507251-5297. s6tfn- x

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

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

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FOR SALE: High back wall-mount white porcelain bathroom sinks from original Park Hotel in Preston, MN. Excellent condition. Perfect for restoration of older home. Priced at $150 per sink. Call Jason at 507-251-5297. s6tfn- x

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FOR RENT: 10-12,000 bushel corn storage facility. Greenleafton area. 507-9516694 f27,3,10- x BROWN LAYING HENS 1 year old. $3.00 each. Dan J. Borntreger, 22096 Co. Rd. 30, Harmony, MN 55939. 4 miles west of Granger. f3- x YEAR-OLD laying or stewing hens. $5 each. 50 or more $4 each. Levi Stutzman, 2043 Victory Ave, Cresco, IA 52136. One mile south of Granger, MN. f3,10- o HAY FOR SALE. 47 big round bales. First, second and third crop. Made w/ big John Deere baler. No rain. All net wrapped. 507-467-2333. f3,10- x

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Beautiful updated 3 bdrm 2 full bath ranch style home. New addition features family room Printed recycled paper w/gas fireplace & patioon doors to outside covered deck. Lower level finished w/family room, full bath & lg. bedroom w/walk-in closet. Dinette area in kitchen has useable work space & dining area. Tastefully decorated on close to an acre of land PRINTED ON w/new mound septic system. Last house on the RECYCLED PAPER edge of Co Rd 20 in Greenleafton - Enjoy small town living with the “feel” of country! Seller will consider a Lease or Rent to own.

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REAL ESTATE Richard Milne & Associates

Real Estate, LLC Preston Great-3 bedroom, 2 full

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

Preston Enjoy this 3 Bedroom 2 Bath split that offers

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Greenleafton 2 bedroom rambler has new carpet and fresh paint, newer windows and roof. 15547 Kiwi Rd, $52,000 $47,900 MLS#4035459



new listing - 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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THE FAMILY of the late Beverly Overland would like to express our heartfelt thanks to everyone for the overwhelming love and support received following the loss of our beloved mother, sister, sister-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt. Thank you for the prayers, cards, memorials, flowers, telephone calls, for food brought to the house and to Bethlehem August serving group for the funeral lunch. Thank you to the pall bearers, Erik, Blake, Jarred Overland, and Dane Dobrinska. Thank you to the staff at Traditions of Preston, Preston Ambulance crew, St. Marys Hospital, Golden Living West, St. Croix Hospice, Pastors Kerry and Cindy Eversole, the organist, Susan Holst and to Jim & Rue Riley for the funeral arrangements. Your caring and concern has helped us through a most difficult time. Sincerely, Larry (Bonnie) Overland, Lori (Jim) Haugen, and families t3- o ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

THANK YOU to all my friends and family for your prayers of recovery from surgery, cards, phone calls, and food. It was all greatly appreciated. Delbert Mandelko t3- x ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE: 3 bedroom home in the country with heated shop. 507-259-6961. e30tfn- o ACREAGE FOR SALE NW of LeRoy. Nearly completed remodeling. Everything new. 4-BR, 2 bath, 3-story with 3/4 basement. Geothermal foam insulation. 32’x36’ garage with in-floor heating. 25 acres & 11 tillable. For more information call 641-3305995. e13,20,27,3- o HOME FOR SALE: 2 bedroom, floor heat, fireplace, regular furnace. 310 Maple Drive, Lanesboro. 6 years old. Contact Leo Kimball for info or to view. 507-421-7233. e3- x

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THANK YOU TO EVERYONE that sent cards, food and visited during Harland’s illness and since his death. It is comforting to know such caring people in our community. The family of Harland Schoppers t3- o ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ WE CANNOT BEGIN to put into words the kindness and support shown to us during this difficult time. The list is endless. A special thanks to Pastor Gail and Tim Mengis. Their guidance and support is greatly appreciated. We thank all of you from the bottom of our hearts. The family of Rick Arneson t3- o ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ MANY THANKS to my family and friends for cards, flowers, food and gifts since my recent surgery. A special thank you to Pastor Roger for his visits and prayers. I also thank my family for all their help while I am recuperating at home. God bless you all. Nina Austin t3- o ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ MANY THANKS for cards, flowers, visits, food, prayers and phone calls during my stay at St. Marys and since my return home. Special thanks to caregivers at home and drivers for checkups. Couldn’t have done all this without my sister, Carol Williams. God bless all of you! Mary Hareldson t3- x ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the Fair Housing Act .

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50th Anniversary Celebration Thank You Harmony Enterprises, Inc., along with Steve and Chris Cremer, would like to thank the following: 1.All of the wonderfully dedicated employees of Harmony Enterprises, Inc. that volunteered their time, exhibited amazing teamwork, enthusiasm, and hard work to make the 50th Anniversary Open House a success. 2.All the local businesses that offered their congratulations by visiting our facility and/or sending flowers, plants and cards. 3.The members of the community and past employees who have supported Harmony Enterprises, Inc. over the years. 4.Our vendor partners who work closely with us to provide quality components and solutions for the equipment that is sold world wide. It was wonderful to have so many of you visit and be a big part our 50th Anniversary Open House. Also thank you for the plants, flowers and special gifts. 5.All the visitors and guests from the surrounding area who took the time to tour our facility and find out what we do here at Harmony Enterprises, Inc. We hope that you found our company interesting and that you enjoyed your visit. Congratulation to the winners of the door prize drawings: Betty Mohs, Lynda Koliha, V.R. Abrahamson, Kara Barrett, Charlotte Dahl, Ralph Schansberg, Janice Engilhardt, Jill Fishbaugher, Pam McCabe, Ann Mraz, Inez Wenthold, Jane Cremer Gehrl, Donna Jetson.

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

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GARAGE SALE: Friday, Sept. 7th & Saturday, Sept. 8th, 9am-1pm. Kitchen table w/ 4 chairs, oak fern stand, dolls & doll cradles, jewelry, bread machine, 3 sets of kitchen cupboard door handles, lamps & pillows, 2 sets of dishes, many women’s sweaters (some new), pots, pans, 2 dining room chairs, sets of silverware (one new), misc. 604 N. Huron, Spring Valley. g3- x oTo Visit oVisited FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH 5-8pm, Saturday, September 8th 7am-noon. Girl & boy clothes, kid toys, changing table, misc. household items. 105 Westside Lane, Fountain. g3- x oTo Visit oVisited

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

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

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30 3rd Ave nW, HArmony, mn A unique opportunity & great location, finished You won’t believe the space in this 2 bedroom & unfinished units available, garage spaces, se- home. Beautiful oak hardwoods, updated wincured access, sprinkler system, elevator, handi- dows, & shingles, private covered patio and capped accessible, Starting at $110,000 large det garage. $69,900

285 niagara Ct, HArmony, mn Large backyard with no backyard neighbor! 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Updates include shingles, siding & windows in 2005, patio door in 2008, LL offers great storage & no room to expand. Att garage. $80,000

32776 136th St HArmony, mn Hard to find this many acres at this affordable Brick home, open staircase, oak hardprice! 3 bedroom home with part finished walkout woods, many updates, outbuildings, basement. det garage, shop, shed, barn, fenced mature trees. Super location. $99,900 (additional 20 acres available) pasture, creek, 3 acres tillable. $177,500


340 A 5th Ave SE, HArmony, mn Open & Bright 3 bedroom, 2 bath town- Comfort by Design this 2 bedroom, 2 bath home with lower level finished walkout liv- townhome offers open living dining area, ample storage, att garage, patio, appliing area, plus office. 1 car att. $114,900 ances. $125,000

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


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10252 351st Ave CAnton, mn

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Quality 3 bedroom ranch home. Eat in kitchen, center island, pantry & lots of cabinets. Generous living room & oak hardwoods. Updated windows, siding & shingles. LL family rm, bedrm, 3/4 bath, laundry & office. $103,900

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


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

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

401 north St nW PrESton, mn

312 Preston St nW PrESton, mn

A must see! Well cared for 3 bedroom home on quiet street, open living & dining, access to backyard from kitchen. LL rec and storage area, CA & newer car det garage. Priced to sell! $79,900

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

330 main Ave S, HArmony, mn

355 3rd Ave SE, HArmony, mn

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

Nice corner lot, everything on one level! 2 bedroom, 2 bath ranch home, kitchen open to dining, breakfast bar, att hug 2 car garage. $109,900

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

SOLD - 645 1st Ave SE Harmony SOLD - 240 4th Ave SE Harmony 730 3rd Ave SE, 45 2nd Ave SW, 25562 140th St HArmony, mn HArmony, mn PenDing - 15523 Cty 9 Preston Preston, mn 15545 Kiwi rd, PrESton, mn 2 bedroom ranch home in Greenleafton, Affordable home on a quiet street with a nice 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with master en suite, open Country living, 2 story home, 3 bedrooms, 2 PenDing - 1008 Wayside St NE Preston living space, fireplace, LL finished, 2 car att garage, baths, office, updates include kitchen, win- PenDing - 301 WaShingtOn St. nW PreStOn updated kitchen, bath, mainfl laundry, of- yard. Eat in kitchen with generous living backs up to country. Contract for deed & rent-to-own dows, shingles, furnace. Plus 100 ft x 32 ft room, plus 2 bedrooms and main floor bath PenDing - 44596 Hillview DR Rushord fice and storage, att 1 car, deck. $59,900 machine shed/barn & pasture. $118,500 options. $197,500 $25,900



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




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

Nice corner lot, brick 2 story, orginal features, hardwood floors, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, walk out basement and garage. $64,900

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

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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

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Sun., Sept 9 9am - Antiques, Household Items, Hayracks, Rings, and etc... For more information contact: Spring Valley Sales Company at 507-346-2183 or 507-951-1478 or go to Listing in the Journal.

Fri. Sept. 7 .....................7:30pm Sat. Sept. 8.......................7:30pm Sun. Sept. 9........................7:30pm Run Time: 1 hrs. 32 Mins.

Fri., Sept 14 10am - Land Auction. Parcel 1- 185 acres located Beaver Twp. in Fillmore County and Parcel 2 - 78 acres located Beaver Twp in Fillmore County. Auction held at property locations. For more information contact: Jensen Real Estate & Auction 507-373-5660 or go to www. Listing in the Journal.

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Sat., Sept 15 10am - Land Auction, 307.07 +/- acres of Fillmore County at 38265 Doe Road, Lanesboro, MN. Parcel 3 remodeled home. For more information contact: Tony Montgomery Realty and Auction Company at 507-259-7502 or go to www. Listing in the Journal.

DRIVER Full or part-time. $0.01 increase per mile after 6 months. Choose your hometime: Weekly, 7/on-7/off, 14/on-7/ off, requires 3 months recent experience. 800/414-9569. MCAN HELP WANTED!!! Make up to $1000 a week mailing brochures from home! Helping Home-Workers since 2001! Genuine Opportunity! No experience required. Start Immediately! (VOID IN SD) (MFPA)

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SPRING VALLEY SENIOR Living currently has an opening for a part-time Health Unit Coordinator. Position does include some weekends. Previous experience preferred but not required - we will train the right individual! If interested please send application or resume to Spring Valley Senior Living, Attn: Human Resources, 800 Memorial Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975. Or e-mail EOE h3,10- o

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



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

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

SPRING VALLEY Senior Living is currently looking for enthusiastic and creative individuals to fill the position of part-time Activities Assistant. Approx 20 hour per week, includes some weekends. 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 h27,3- o

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED for a full-time Transfer Station Attendant with the Fillmore County Sanitation Department. This is a regular, non-exempt position, eligible for benefits. Under supervision of the Solid Waste Administrator, this position is to aid, direct and instruct all users of the Resource Recovery Center in the disposal of all their waste and recycling needs according to the policies, rules, and regulations set forth by Fillmore County and the State of Minnesota. Qualifications: Requires high school diploma or general education degree and one to three months’ related experience and /or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have valid driver’s license, or evidence of equivalent mobility, and forklift license or ability to pass test within 6 months of employment. Starting minimum salary is $14.6747 per hr. according to the 2012 Non-Union pay scale. Job description and application materials may be obtained from:; Fillmore County Coordinator’s Office, 101 Fillmore Street, P. O. Box 466, Preston, MN 55965; or by phone at (507) 765-4566. Current County application form REQUIRED. Resumes accepted but not in lieu of a completed application. County employees are eligible to apply for this position along with the public. Application Deadline: 4:30 p.m. on Monday, September 17, 2012. EOE h27,3,10- o LOOKING FOR A truck driver (Class A) and grain cart driver. September 15th thru beginning of November. Phone 507-4672300. h3,10- o

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Full-Time Medical Records Position Must be able to work in a fast paced environment and be able to multitask. Also much have computer skills, and knowledge of medical terminology.

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ON THE CRUNCHY SIDE in Harmony is hiring wait staff and bartenders all shifts. Apply within Wednesday - Sunday ask for Lisa. h20,27,3,10- o ANOTHER TIME ICE CREAM Parlor & Chocolates is seeking seasonal parttime help through October. Flexible hours are available. Serving customers, preparing coffee, cleanup, etc. 952-412-8518. h27,3,10,17- o LOOKING FOR a responsible and energetic person to watch our three children in our home in Harmony during harvest. 507-696-1359. h3- o

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Featherlite is the nation’s top brand for horse, livestock, car and recreational/ utility trailers, as well as large custom semi specialty trailers and professional race car transporters. ASSEMBLER We offer an exciting opportunity to work alongside some of the most committed and driven people in the industry, building the industry’s top products. As an Assembler you will assemble products by interpreting print packets and bills of materials. To qualify you must be able to accurately measure components and assemblies, utilize a variety of hand, power and air tools and perform high quality work that our customers expect. WELDER This is an exciting career opportunity for entry level and experienced welders in the area of aluminum and/or steel component fabrication. Candidates will apply proper welding techniques to create aluminum and steel piecework and subassemblies, and read and interpret print packets and work orders for assigned jobs.

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

REPORTER: Growing newspaper group seeking entry level reporter to cover every aspect of community life – hard news, features, columns, photography and editorials. Broaden your skills with the oversight of a managing editor and grow with us. One or two years experience preferred but will consider recent grad. Send resume and writing samples to Lisa Miller at lmiller@ MCAN MANAGING EDITOR: Experienced reporter ready to step up and train others. Three plus years in community journalism required. Successful candidate will have demonstrated skills in writing hard news, features, columns, editorials and photography. Oversee reporters at three weekly newspapers in NW Iowa. Send resume and writing samples to Lisa Miller at lmiller@ MCAN PREPARE FOR Federal Postal Jobs. Earn $13-$32.50 per hour. No experience. Full benefits. Paid training. 800/593-2664 Ext. 88 MCAN KOTTKE TRUCKING is seeking drivers and owner operators. Home weekly, great pay and benefits. Drivers are our cornerstone! Call 800/248-2623 or go to www. MCAN

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notice of sealed bids Sealed bids will be received until 9:30 a.m. on Monday, September 10, 2012 by the County Coordinator of Fillmore County, Minnesota on behalf of the Fillmore County Board of Commissioners for the rental of 46 acres, more or less, of County Farm land, with 44 acres, more or less, of corn base as determined by the Farm Service Agency, located on the County Farm land in Section 32, Township 103N, Range 10W, with the exception of the access easement. This will be a twoyear lease. Bid specifications available at the Fillmore County Coordinator’s Office, P.O. Box 466, Preston, MN 55965, (507) 7654566. Publish 20,27,3

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

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

notice of public hearing NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Wykoff City Council will meet at the Wykoff City Hall, Council Chambers, 217 North Gold Street, Wykoff, MN on Monday, September 10, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. to conduct a second public hearing regarding the funding of the Minnesota Small Cities Development Grant Program (SCDP) for the Wastewater Treatment Plant in the City of Wykoff. Any person wishing to express an opinion on the matters to be considered at the public hearing can be heard orally in person on September 10th or in writing by mailing comments to Cheryl Davis, Wykoff City Clerk, 217 North Gold Street, Wykoff, MN 55990. Cheryl Davis, City Clerk Publish 27,3 ostrander zoning ordinance 2012 THIS ORDINANCE REPEALS THE FILLMORE COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCE ADOPTED SEPTEMBER 19TH, 1989, WHICH WAS ENACTED BY THE FILLMORE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS. THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF OSTRANDER, MINNESOTA DOES ORDAIN: CITY OF OSTRANDER ZONING ORDINANCE An Ordinance for the regulation of the use of land in the City of Ostrander including: setting minimum and maximum standards for the heights and size of buildings, the size of yards, courts and other open spaces, the density of population, the location and use of buildings and land for trade, commerce, industry, residence and other purposes; creating districts for said purposes and establishing the boundaries thereof; providing for changes in regulations, restrictions and boundaries of such districts; defining certain terms used herein; providing for enforcement and administration, and imposing penalties for the violation of this Ordinance. Summary of the contents of the approved Ordinance is as follows: Section 1 Title Section 2 Intent and Purpose Section 3 Rules and Definitions Section 4 General Provisions Section 5 Zoning Administration and Enforcement Section 6 Zoning Districts and Provisions Section 7 General Regulations & Performance Standards Section 8 Enforcement Section 9 Separability, Supremacy, and Effective Date Fees shall be determined by the use of a fee schedule that shall be adopted by the City of Ostrander, shall be posted in the office of the Zoning Administrator and shall be altered or amended by Resolution only by the City of Ostrander. This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval as provided by law. Anyone wishing to view or obtain a copy of the Zoning Ordinance may do so at the Clerk’s Office during regular office hours. Fees may apply. Fillmore County Zoning Ordinance dated September 19th, 1989 is hereby repealed. Passed and adopted this 7th day of August, 2012 by the City of Ostrander Council Members. Linda Schwenn, Mayor ATTEST: Rhonda Klapperich, Clerk/Treasurer Publish 27,3 notice of public hearing on proposed street vacation city of preston, mn NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Preston, Minnesota will meet on the 17th day of September, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the meeting room at the Preston Emergency Services Building (217 Fillmore St. W) for the purpose of holding a public hearing on the proposed vacation of a portion of the 300 block of Brownsville Street West. A map showing the above property is available for viewing at City Hall. All persons interested may appear and be heard at said time and place. BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL CITY OF PRESTON, MINNESOTA Joseph Hoffman City Administrator Publish 3,10

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF FILLMORE IN DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE COURT DIVISION Court File No. 23-PR-12-602 In Re: Estate of Ray E. Ewalt a/k/a Ray Ewalt; Ray Edward Ewalt Decedent NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS AND CREDITORS Notice is given that Informal probate of the Decedent’s will dated November 14, 1988, has been filed with the Registrar. The application has been granted. Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed Connie R. Mooney, whose address is 7700 36th Avenue North, Apt. #102, Crystal Minnesota 55427, to serve as Personal Representative of the estate of the above decedent. Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative, and the personal representative is empowered to fully administer the estate, including, after 30 days from the date of the issuance of her letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease or distribute real estate, unless objections thereto are filed with the Court (pursuant to Section 524.3607) and the Court otherwise orders. Notice is further given that all creditors having claims against the said estate are required to present the same to said personal representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this notice or said claims will be barred. Dated: August 22, 2012 /s/ James D. Attwood Registrar JAMES D. ATTWOOD Court Administrator Attorney for Personal Representative Richard A. Nethercut (MN #130072) Richard A. Nethercut 32 Main Avenue North PO Box 657 Harmony, MN 55939-0657 (507) 886-6131 (507) 886-2711 Fax Publish 27,3 Holt township Meeting change The regular Holt Township meeting will be changed from September 10 to September 17, 2012, at the Whalan Town Hall at 7:30pm. Publish 3

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF FILLMORE IN DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE COURT DIVISION Court File No. 23-PR-12-605 In Re: Estate of Allen H. Mueller Decedent NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS AND CREDITORS Notice is given that Informal probate of the Decedent’s will dated October 31, 2008, has been filed with the Registrar. The application has been granted. Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed Roger Mueller, whose address is 3210 105th Street SE, Stewartville, Minnesota 55976, to serve as Personal Representative of the estate of the above decedent. Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative, and the personal representative is empowered to fully administer the estate, including, after 30 days from the date of the issuance of her letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease or distribute real estate, unless objections thereto are filed with the Court (pursuant to Section 524.3607) and the Court otherwise orders. Notice is further given that all creditors having claims against the said estate are required to present the same to said personal representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this notice or said claims will be barred. Dated: August 27, 2012 /s/ James D. Attwood Registrar Attorney for Personal Representative Benjamin J. Hamel Libera Knapp, P.A. 125 Center Street Winona, MN 55987 (507) 452-3246 Attorney License No.: 0392223 Publish 3,10 notice of public hearing on proposed street vacation city of preston, mn NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Preston, Minnesota will meet on the 17th day of September, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the meeting room at the Preston Emergency Services Building (217 Fillmore St. W) for the purpose of holding a public hearing on the proposed vacation of a portion of the 400 block of Farmers Street West. A map showing the above property is available for viewing at City Hall. All persons interested may appear and be heard at said time and place. BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL CITY OF PRESTON, MINNESOTA Joseph Hoffman City Administrator Publish 3,10 Planning and zoning commission City of Preston Public Hearing Notice The Planning & Zoning Commission of the City of Preston will hold a public hearing on Monday, September 17, 2012, at 5:00pm at the request of Shawn Severson, 217 Main Street SW. Mr. Severson is proposing to build a 27’x27’ addition to his house. He is applying for a variance to allow for a side setback to the east of 13 feet (15 feet required by ordinance). The public hearing will be held in the meeting room at the Preston Emergency Services Building (217 Fillmore Street West). Joseph Hoffman Zoning Administrator Publish 3,10

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summary of minutes August 14, 2012 County Board Meeting The Fillmore County Board met in regular session at the Courthouse in the City of Preston. All members were present. Also present were the Coordinator/Clerk, and other department heads and staff, citizens, and two members of the press. The following resolutions were adopted by the Board: RESOLUTION 2012-031: Final payment of $996.99 to Bruening Rock Products, Inc. for rock for CSAH 19, Preston and Amherst Townships RESOLUTION 2012-032: Final payment of $1,563.71 to Bruening Rock Products, Inc. for rock for CSAH 18, Amherst and Preble Township RESOLUTION 2012-033: Final payment of $535.00 to Bruening Rock Products, Inc. for rock for CR 107, Norway Township RESOLUTION 2012-034: Final payment of $1,546.51 to Bruening Rock Products, Inc. for rock for CSAH 12, Spring Valley, Bloomfield and Carimona Townships RESOLUTION 2012-035: Final payment of $1,069.40 to Bruening Rock Products, Inc. for rock for CSAH 16, Preston Township RESOLUTION 2012-036: Final payment of $712.41 to Bruening Rock Products, Inc. for rock for CR 115, Canton and Amherst Townships RESOLUTION 2012-037: Final payment of $912.29 to Bruening Rock Products, Inc. for rock for CSAH 13, Preble Township R ESOLUTION 2012-038: Final payment of $1,118.30 to Bruening Rock Products, Inc. for rock for CSAH 30, Bristol and Harmony Townships RESOLUTION 2012-039: Final payment of $1,055.19 to Bruening Rock Products, Inc. for rock for CR 105, Arendahl Township RESOLUTION 2012-040: Toward Zero Death grant agreement The Board approved the following agenda items: • the amended agenda. • the following Consent Agenda: 1. August 7, 2012 County Board minutes. 2. Overnight stays for Health Educator to attend MN Toward Zero Death Conference in Bloomington. • purchase of 621F XT Case wheel loader from Titan Equipment of LaCrosse. • project change order from Whitewater Wireless to move tower for ARMER connectivity. • quote from Whitewater Wireless for installation of VHF antennas on new ARMER tower. • quote from Morem’s Electric for coax conduit from ARMER tower to control room. agreement with MN/DOT for placement of microwave equipment on ARMER tower. • advertisement of 2013 lease of County Farm land for two years. • hire of Natalie Pappas and Patricia Christian as Home Health Aides. • extend unpaid medical leave for employee #1165. • Chair signing letter of support for Robert Woods Johnson project. • request from Citizens Community Federal Bank for Steve and Karla Tart, Wykoff to subordinate loan. The following Commissioners’ warrants were approved: REVENUE FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount Affiliated Computer Services, services $3,400.00 Continental Research Corp., supplies $701.98 Fowler Oil Co., gas $586.02 IBM Corporation, asset purchase $513.00 Olmsted County Community Services, appropriation $89,986.50 Regents of the University of Minnesota, intern $1,057.80 TOTAL REVENUE FUND BILLS OVER $500 (listed above) $96,245.30 TOTAL REVENUE FUND BILLS UNDER $500 (26 bills - not listed) $4,431.50 TOTAL REVENUE FUND $100,676.80 INFRA FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount Kane & Johnson Architects, Inc., services $6,334.84 TOTAL INFRA FUND $6,334.84 ROAD & BRIDGE FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount Bruening Rock Products, Inc., rock $9,509.80 BTR Construction, services $1,121.00 Dunn Blacktop Co., Inc., cold mix $4,705.82 Fastenal Company, supplies $503.55 Hanson Tire Service, Inc., services $4,619.45 LaCrosse Truck Center, Inc., parts $979.37 Preston Equipment Co., parts $589.95 Rochester Ford, services $1,016.82 Valley Home Improvement, supplies, services $679.76 TOTAL ROAD & BRIDGE FUND BILLS OVER $500 (listed above) $23,725.52 TOTAL ROAD & BRIDGE FUND BILLS UNDER $500 (21 bills - not listed) $2,983.66 TOTAL ROAD & BRIDGE FUND $26,709.18 SANITATION FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount St. Joseph Equipment, Inc., supplies $1,105.56 TOTAL SANITATION FUND BILLS OVER $500 (listed above) $1,105.66 TOTAL SANITATION FUND BILLSUNDER $500 (2 bills - not listed) $43.02 TOTAL SANITATION FUND $1,148.58 AIRPORT FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount TOTAL AIRPORT FUND BILLS OVER $500 (NONE) $0.00 TOTAL AIRPORT FUND BILLS UNDER $500 (2 bills - not listed) $18.18 TOTAL AIRPORT FUND $18.18 The above represents a summary of the County Board actions on the listed date. Official County Board minutes are on file in the Fillmore County Courthouse and are available for review during regular business hours. County Board meetings are usually scheduled for Tuesday mornings at 9:00 in the Commissioners’ Room in the Courthouse. Questions regarding the minutes or upcoming meetings can be directed to Karen Brown, Coordinator/Clerk of the County Board at 507/765-4566. Publish 3 summary of minutes August 20, 2012 County Board Meeting The Fillmore County Board met in special session at the Courthouse in the City of Preston. All members were present. Also present were the Coordinator/Clerk, and other department heads. The following resolutions were adopted by the Board: RESOLUTION 2012-041: Close meeting pursuant to MS 13D.05, Subd. 2(b) RESOLUTION 2012-042: Retain legal counsel The Board approved the following agenda items: • the amended agenda. • Notice of Proposed Discharge letter. • administrative leave for employee #1309. • authorize advertisement internally and externally concurrently for full time Transfer Station Attendant for Sanitation Department. The above represents a summary of the County Board actions on the listed date. Official County Board minutes are on file in the Fillmore County Courthouse and are available for review during regular business hours. County Board meetings are usually scheduled for Tuesday mornings at 9:00 in the Commissioners’ Room in the Courthouse. Questions regarding the minutes or upcoming meetings can be directed to Karen Brown, Coordinator/Clerk of the County Board at 507/765-4566. Publish 3

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

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