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Find your Serenity Within in Preston By Barb Jeffers

Nancy Back stands in her new massage office located at 133 Fillmore Street W. in Preston, Minn. Photo by Barb Jeffers

A new business has opened in Preston, Minn. where area residents can go for a relaxing massage that can be beneficial to their health and well-being. Nancy Back has opened Serenity Within, which is located at 133 Fillmore Street W., Suite 4, in downtown Preston. Back attended the Total Look School of Cosmetology and Massage Therapy in Cresco, Iowa where she received her State of Iowa license in Massage Therapy. The State of Minnesota does not require a license in order to work as a massage therapist, but Back wanted to receive the education and accreditation that comes with a license. There are many techniques which Back specializes in including Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, geriatric massage, pre-

Preston Red Kettle Campaign helps county By Barb Jeffers

The Salvation Army of Fillmore County held one of its Red Kettle Campaigns on Friday, December 20, 2013 in Preston, Minn., which is a very important fundraising event for the Salvation Army in Fillmore County as it collects a large portion of the entire budget for the year. Volunteers rang bells beginning at 9 a.m. at the F&M Bank corner offering friendly smiles to those walking by of

which many stopped to drop money in the red kettle and also to visit with the people ringing the bells. The kettle remained at F&M Bank until 5 p.m. when it moved to Preston Foods until the end of the campaign at 8 p.m. Many generous residents of Fillmore County reached deep into their pockets to donate. Dan Christianson and F&M Bank of Preston graciously offered to match 25 cents on each dollar raised up to $1,000. Christianson stated that F&M

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and post-natal massage, sciatica issues, Myofascial release, sinus massages, as well as massages for muscular pain and other ailments. Back describes Swedish massage as a relaxing massage. Myofascial release helps the body to move properly. Nancy works with patients who have TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint), which can cause pain in the jaw and muscles controlling the jaw, and can alleviate pain from the condition with massage. She explains that she is comfortable enough to actually work inside people’s mouths, something that many massage therapists are not. Back stated that massage can help with many conditions including helping to heal scar tissue following surgery or from burns. According to Back massage can help allergies, colds, and headaches also. Back uses a

technique of hair-pulling to ease pain of patients with headaches and migraine headaches and is happy to explain to people how to use this technique themselves at home because she knows it is not always easy to get an appointment immediately when a headache occurs. Massage can also help with Lymphedema, which causes swelling in the arms and/or legs. Back states she has seen a vast improvement in one particular gentleman she has been working with who suffers from Lymphedema. After going through tough personal issues in her life, Back credits her children for helping her reach this point. The children, Audra, 21, who is a step-daughter that Nancy raised, is currently in the Navy serving on the USS Harry S. TruSee SERENITY Page 7 

Chatfield reconsiders portion of engineering proposal By K aren R eisner

At a special meeting of the Chatfield City Council on December 30 councilors discussed a decision made at their November 25 meeting. At the November meeting it was suggested that WSB’s projected engineering fee for St. Albans Place improvements of $12,600 for utility and street overlay improvements would not be reduced by much if a propos-

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al from G-Cubed Engineering to provide services for utilities at that location was accepted. G-Cubed had offered a flat rate of $8,500 to design the utilities for EZ Fabrication. G-Cubed had already done some of the engineering work including field work and surveying for the Lonestone Subdivision and lift station. At the November meeting it was decided that the WSB engineering costs would be reduced See CHATFIELD Page 6 

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Merchants Bank banker appointed to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture’s Advisory Committee on beginning farmers and ranchers ST. CHARLES, Minn. - Tim Gossman, Vice President and business and ag lender at Merchants Bank in St. Charles has been appointed to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture’s (USDA) Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers. G o s s m a n , Tim Gossman who farms part-time near Chatfield, Minn., has 32 years of experience in agricultural lending, including providing training for the Land Stewardship Project’s Farm Beginning course, which helps new farmers throughout the Upper Midwest launch their agricultural enterprises. Gossman is currently Treasurer and past Chair of the Fillmore County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors. “New farmers and ranchers are important not only to agriculture but for rural communities as well. I’m excited and honored to be appointed to the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers,” said Gossman. “My involvement in agricultural lending and in working with community groups on new farmer challenges are experiences I can bring to this committee.” Gossman is new to the banking team at Merchants Bank, spending the past 27 years with Root River State Bank in Chatfield. “We are fortunate to have Tim join us,” said Jim Allen, President of Merchants Bank in St. Charles. His

experience and skill are certainly an asset for us, but his real value will be to customers he serves.” Gossman said he’s excited about the opportunity to join Merchants. “Merchants Bank’s long history of helping the community, including the agriculture community, is very appealing to me and important to customers looking for a relationship with a community bank,” Gossman said. The Advisory Committee provides guidance to the USDA Secretary on expanding opportunities that will help beginning farmers and ranchers. Appointees include farmers, ranchers, educators, bankers, military veterans, agency personnel and representatives from farm organizations. The USDA is responsible for offering various credit, conservation and training initiatives, such as the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program, which are specifically focused on the next generation of farmers. Yet, as with many farm programs, the expired Farm Bill has left many of these programs inoperable or short of funding. Three members of the Minnesota Congressional delegation –- Senator Amy Klobuchar, Rep. Tim Walz, and Rep. Collin Peterson –- are on the Farm Bill conference committee. That committee is currently working on finalizing a new fiveyear law. Merchants Bank has $1.348 billion in assets and 20 locations, including St. Charles, Winona, Goodview, Rochester, Caledonia, La Crescent, Onalaska, Spring Grove, Cannon Falls, Red Wing, Rushford,

Lanesboro and Hampton, as well as the southern Twin Cities metropolitan suburbs of Apple Valley, Cottage Grove, Hastings, Rosemount and Lakeville. Recently, Merchants Bank announced plans to acquire an Alliance Bank location in Eau Claire, Wis. The “flagship” Merchants Bank in Winona was founded in 1875. Merchants Bank is a member FDIC and equal housing lender. Merchants Capital, the company’s leasing arm, is based in the Twin Cities. The ownership of Merchants Financial Group is made up of its employees and approximately 400 shareholders, mostly individuals and families from southeastern Minnesota and westcentral Wisconsin. All loans are subject to credit approval.

Call the FCJ at 507-765-2151 to advertise or offer news tips! Nursing home residents in the county enjoy social time Continued from Page 1 with others with root beer floats matching amount for F&M provided by the Salvation Army Bank would have been $646 service unit of Fillmore County. but F&M Bank “rounded up,” Each year a certain amount of said Dan Christianson, giving money is also allotted for per$700. This elevates the total sonal assistance and emergency amount raised to $3,284.01. financial assistance to individu According to member Joan als such as gas to get to a mediKidd the Salvation Army of Fill- cal appointment or help with more County serves residents other financial needs. in many different ways. The The Salvation Army of Fillfive schools in Fillmore County more County service unit meets receive $600 for their milk break once a month on the fourth programs for those who cannot Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at the afford the cost, 100 holiday Preston United Methodist food boxes are distributed on Church and is always looking Thanksgiving and Easter, and for new members. For more personal needs kits are distrib- information phone Joan Kidd uted to those who need them. at (507) 352-2242 or come to A new program called “Shop the next meeting. with a Cop” has been given financial support through the Salvation Army and matches up children with police officers to let the kids shop for holiday gifts for their families.


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Juried High School Art Show at Lanesboro Arts Center

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Juried High School Art Show at tral (Carrie Mathison, art teacher); Lanesboro Arts Center January 11 Lanesboro (Krista Flaig, art teach– February 8, 2014: Featuring Art er); and Rushford-Peterson (Sam by 9-12th grade students from four Cunningham, art teacher). regional schools. Opening Recep- This activity is made possible by tion Saturday, January 11, 6-8 p.m. the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Artwork by 9thArts Board Operating 12th grade students Support grant, thanks from throughout to a legislative approthe region will be priation from the arts showcased in the and cultural heritage annual Juried High fund. Handicapped School Art Show at accessible, the galLanesboro Arts Center lery is located at 103 in Lanesboro, Minn. Parkway Ave N. in Free to the public, Lanesboro, Minn. the exhibit will open Providing yearwith a reception on round arts programSaturday, January 11, 2014 from 6-8 p.m., Digitally painted self- ming for more than a good chance to meet portrait by Chatfield 30 years, Lanesboro students and teach- High School student Arts Center’s mission is to serve as a ers from participating Julius General. regional catalyst for schools. The exhibit will run through February 8, 2014, artistic excellence and educational with gallery hours Tuesday-Saturday development in providing diverse 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Work in a variety artexperiences for people of all ages. of media will grace the gallery walls For more information contact 507by students from Chatfield (Kelly 467-2446 / Puent, art teacher); Fillmore-Cen-

ST. PAUL, Minn. — January is National Blood Donor Month, and the American Red Cross invites those who are eligible to join the millions of blood donors across the country in helping ensure a stable blood supply for patients in need. People have many different reasons for donating blood. Jill Long’s is her late husband, Bill, who died from esophageal cancer. After his stage 4 diagnosis, he was able to survive for three more years, thanks in part to the blood transfusions he received. Long said she believes “the gift of time” is what blood donors really give. “It took me only a few minutes to donate my blood, while he spent all day receiving someone else’s — just so that he could keep fighting to stay alive,” she said. They were both grateful for that opportunity to fight, Long said. Now, as a blood donor, she said she feels like she can help other families in similar situations “battle to stay together as long as possible.” January can be a difficult month to collect donations due to inclem-

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ent weather and seasonal illnesses. The Red Cross encourages eligible donors to make an appointment to give during National Blood Donor Month by visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS. Upcoming blood donation opportunities: Fillmore County: •January 6 from 2-7 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 124 Winona East St. in Chatfield, Minn. Houston County: •January 7 from 12:30-6:30 p.m. at Four Seasons Community Center, 900 N. Kingston St. in Caledonia, Minn. •January 14 from 1-7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 202 S. Sheridan St. in Houston, Minn. January 15 from 12-6 p.m. at American Legion, 509 N. Chestnut St. in La Crescent, Minn. How to donate blood: Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit to make an appointment or for more information. All blood

types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-forprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.


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C ommentary That darn hat By Eric Leitzen I came from, arguably, a family of nomads. My family lost the family farm through various means, some of them slightly questionable, and as a result my clan have wandered through northern Illinois and into central Eric Leitzen Wisconsin. My mother, father, and older siblings moved six times in 20 years and finally settled into a little town called Neillsville, almost smack-dab in the middle of the state. We stayed there for 11 years which was, up to then, the longest my family had stayed anywhere in the 25 years my parents had been building their family. So, what does this have to do with a hat? Well, as my wife will tell you (often while sardonically humming “Deutschland Über Alles” and rolling her eyes) my family is quite close. Not necessarily by design, as the gap between my eldest and youngest sister is 13 years, but more by necessity. When you move so much, and the children are so young, it can be tough to form and hold onto friendships and the like. Even in this world of Facebook and Twitter, I don’t keep up like I should with people I’ve moved away from. When your family moves as much as mine did, you may not have those childhood friends we see in Hallmark movies that ride Schwinns down sun-dappled lanes pas colonials and Cape Cods… but you still have your family. You always have your family. Now, anyone will tell you that being the new kid in town, or Editorial Cartoon

at school, it a tough go. I just learned a few years ago about the fights my older brothers got into being outsiders at the schools they grew up in, which I found a little shocking when I heard of their ferocity. Through all of this, though, there seemed to be one common thread that kept us all going. It didn’t matter how much you got beaten up, or teased, or bullied, or whatever, because you could still come home to a loving family and, sometimes, that was all you had. As a result, the decisions and actions you make, like some sort of weird Japanese stage play, seem to have heavy overtones of “family honor,” even when your family was a bunch of German nomads in the middle of Wisconsin. Which brings me to… the hat. I was born in 1985, to a family that originally called northern Illinois home. If you know your NFL History, it should come as no surprise that I was brought up to be a fan of the Chicago Bears. Of course, that ran into a bit of a snag when my family spent 11 years in one of the deepest parts of Packer country. Naturally, I got teased, particularly when Brett Favre’s magical mystery bus rode all the way to a Super Bowl win in 1997. Kids used to follow me down the hallways chanting “The Bears Still Suck” over and over again like it was some sort of dogma, but always I remained firm, and why? Because my family expected me to. Whether they actually spoke it or not, it was understood that this house was a house, certainly, of people who did not cheer the Green and Gold. Sure, my brother liked the Dolphins, and I had a soft spot for the cannon-armed lefty quarterback in Cincinnati, but no one in that house backed the Pack, no matter

what. But one day, at a Farm n Fleet or a Fleet Farm (I never could keep them straight), I buckled to the pressure and my 11 year old hand reached out to grab a simple Packers hat on clearance, asking my mom with puppy-dog eyes if I could have it. To my surprise, she allowed it, and luckily neither of my older brothers or my father were along on the trip to criticize my decision. Instead, I got that when I returned home. “Oh, my son!” I remember my dad saying sorrowfully, ready to rip the garments he was wearing, “A Packer fan! I can’t believe it!” I never wore the hat. Not once. I had shamed my family. I put it away and tried to never look at it again. The surge I felt in the store to my soul, that maybe I wouldn’t be mocked as much, or maybe this would help me make some new friends, had turned sour in my stomach in the face of my father’s admonishment. The things you say to your family stick, no matter how much you may mean for it to be a joke. Just a week ago, at the family Christmas, when I let my shaggy hair fall where it may because, hey, I’m on vacation, my brother took one look at me and said, with some overthe-top bravado, “what is that, a center part? Leitzen men part their hair on the side!” and ever since I’ve been trying to keep my hair where it should be, as a point of pride. I know it sounds ridiculous, even at this age, to let something like that get to you, but as this new year dawns it would be a good idea to reflect back on what you’ve said to those who are important in your life and see what may still affect them 15 years later. You might be surprised.

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Looking ahead to 2014 Tim Penny, President/CEO Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation Here at Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF), during the past year, we highlighted our work in entrepreneur development. It was an exciting year of partnerships, growth, Tim Penny and progress as we watched our dollars at work in the lives of business owners across our region. In 2014, we will spend the year highlighting our community development work. Since inception in 1986, SMIF has worked to create economic prosperity and community vitality within its 20-county region. Over the past 28 years, we have worked to identify and leverage our region’s assets to achieve these goals. Southern Minnesota’s culture has long cultivated a spirit of collaboration that brings together neighbors, communities, and the public and private sectors. We are proud of our role in continuing to bring local leaders together to pool resources and ideas for greater outcomes. One area of our community work is helping to establish and grow Community Foundations as a way to expand resources within our 20-county region. Currently we have 23 community foundations and four designated funds under our umbrella-helping to build local philanthropic capacity for communities to do grantmaking. Collectively over the years, these funds have built $2.06 million in assets and

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have awarded more than $3.1 million in grants and programming. In addition, through the support of our donor partners, we are able to do even more. For instance, SMIF’s collaboration with Valspar Corp. has enabled us to grant thousands of gallons of paint to community projects across our region. Historical buildings, community centers, and local murals have all received fresh coats of paint through our Picture-ItPainted program. These projects also bring citizens together in collaboration, volunteerism, and community pride. We also play the role of convener on a variety of regional issues. A few years ago, we invited communities to gather and discuss regionalism and how it affects our economy and ties to the global economy-the project was called Southern Minnesota Regional Competitiveness. We continue to convene communities around interest areas (early childhood or entrepreneurship) to facilitate ongoing conversations that impact our region. We partner with local governments, other foundations, entrepreneurs, businesses, early childhood professionals, and leaders across the region; together we strengthen southern Minnesota-this place we all call home. As always, I welcome your questions and comments. You can reach me at 507-455-3215 or

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Fillmore County District Court Ryan Robert Rechtzigel, 33, of Preston, Minn., appeared in Fillmore County Court on December 19, 2013 for sentencing for one count Burglary - 3rd Degree - Steal/Commit Felony or Gross Misdemeanor. Rechtzigel was given a stay of imposition, placed under supervised probation for five years. Rechtzigel was given 127 days in the Fillmore County Jail with credit for time served of 127 days. Rechtzigel was also given 50 hours of community work service. This sentence is concurrent with another conviction of Wrongfully Obtaining Assistance Theft - By False Statements, Concealment, Impersonation. Steven Craig O’Neill, 46, of Preston, Minn., appeared in Fillmore County Court on Monday, December 23, 2013 facing one alleged count Burglary - 2nd Degree - Dwelling, one alleged count Burglary 2nd Degree - Building - Possess Tool, one alleged count Burglary - 3rd Degree - Steal/

Government this week • Monday, January 6, Lanesboro City Council meeting, City Hall, 5:30 p.m. •Monday, January 6, Preston City Council meeting, Council Chambers, 6 p.m. •Tuesday, January 7, Fillmore County Commissioners meeting, Courthouse, 9 a.m. •Tuesday, January 7, Houston School Board meeting, 5:30 p.m. •Tuesday, January 7, Ostrander City Council meeting, Community Center, 6 p.m. •Tuesday, January 7, Rushford Village City Council meeting, Community Center, 7 p.m. •Wednesday, January 8, Canton City Council meeting, City Hall, 7 p.m. •Wednesday, January 8, Mabel City Council meeting, City Hall, 7 p.m. •Wednesday, January 8, Peterson City Council meeting, City Hall, 7 p.m. •Monday, January 13, Whalan City Council meeting, City Hall, 5 p.m. •Monday, January 13, Houston City Council meeting, City Hall, 7:30 p.m. •Monday, January 13, Wykoff City Council meeting, City Hall, 7 p.m. •Monday, January 13, Chatfield City Council meeting, City Hall, 7 p.m. •Monday, January 13, City of Rushford City Council meeting, City Hall, 6:30 p.m. •Monday, January 13, Spring Valley City Council meeting, City Hall 6 p.m. Schedule subject to change.

Commit Felony or Gross Misdemeanor, one alleged count Energy or Telecom - Damage or Theft of Line, Insulator, Wire, Cable or Current of Line or Cable, and one alleged count Damage to Property 1st Degree - Value Reduced Over $1,000, all which carry maximum penalties of five years imprisonment, fines of $10,000, or both. O’Neill also faces one alleged count Burglary - 3rd Degree - Steal/ Commit Felony or Gross Misdemeanor - Attempt, which carries a maximum penalty of 2-1/2 years, fines of $5,000, or both. O’Neill’s next court appearance is scheduled for January 6, 2014. Rollie Willard Ronnenberg, 51, of Peterson, Minn., appeared in Fillmore County Court on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 facing one alleged count of Fleeing a Peace Officer in a Motor Vehicle, which carries a maximum penalty of three years imprisonment, fines of $5,000, or both. Ronnenberg also faces one alleged county DWI - Refuse to Submit to Chemical Test and one alleged count DWI - Operate Motor Vehicle Under Influence of Alcohol, both counts which carry maximum penalties of one year imprisonment, fines of $3,000, or both. In addition Ronnenberg faces one alleged count Uninsured Vehicle - Owner Viola-

Monday, January 6, 2014 tion, one alleged count Driver Must Carry Proof of Insurance when Operating Vehicle, one alleged count Keep to the Right, and one alleged count Speeding - 67/55, all which carry maximum penalties of 90 days imprisonment, fines of $1,000, or both. Ronnenberg’s next court date is scheduled for January 8, 2014. Michael Galen Riess, 34, of Rochester, Minn., appeared in Fillmore County Court on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 facing one alleged count Burglary - 2nd Degree - Dwelling and one alleged count Burglary - 2nd Degree - Building - Possess Tool, both which carry maximum penalties of 10 years imprisonment, fines of $20,000, or both. Riess also faces one alleged count Burglary - 3rd Degree - Steal/ Commit Felony or Gross Misdemeanor, one alleged count Energy or Telecom - Damage or Theft of Line, Insulator, Wire, Cable or Current of Line or Cable, and one alleged count Damage to Property 1st Degree - Value Reduced Over $1,000, all which carry maximum penalties of five years imprisonment, fines of $10,000, or both. In addition Riess faces one alleged count Burglary - 3rd Degree - Steal/ Commit Felony or Gross Misdemeanor - Attempt, which carries a maximum penalty of 2-1/2 years imprisonment, fines of $5,000, or both. Riess’s next court appearance is scheduled for January 6, 2014.


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Editor’s Everyday Etiquette Greetings readers, welcome to 2014... a new year filled with those difficult resolutions and so many opportunities to better yourself, right? One year to get in that daily work out that always makes it to the bottom of the to-do list, 52 weeks to cut down on the profanity, 365 days to improve your diet, and a whole boat load of hours to keep working toward your financial goals for the year! But what about a new year’s resolution that does something for someone else rather than you, your image, or your piggy bank? Okay, don’t think so hard. How about just some common decency and everyday etiquette? And you can get it here in the Fillmore County Journal straight from the editor’s desk. A weekly dose of “Editor’s Everyday Etiquette” – Emily Post style with a twist. ‘Who are you again? How do I handle those unexpected guest(s)?’ ‘Ugh! The company is late again. Do I say something when they get here?’ ‘You did not just ask me that! How do I handle those nosy questions?’ ‘I think I just stuck my foot in my mouth on that one. What’s my next move?’ ‘Here we go... talking politics at the family holiday dinner.

Do I change the subject or play referee?’ ‘My cashier is rude, slow, or pocketed my merchandise. How do I handle this?’ ‘I just sent that email to my boss that was about him/ her instead of my co-workers. Should I pack up my personal belongings now and let the door hit me on the way out?’ ‘Are you calling me fat? How do I handle that low-blow insult?’ Odds are you’ve probably found yourself in one of the situations listed above. And let me tell you, there are a great number more in between. Because everyone finds themselves in a different situation or dilemma of this, that, or the other, I also want to open up this new column to you, the readers. There’s no doubt each of you has at least one interesting story to tell and share with others! Or maybe you’re seeking advice? Either way, consider this an open invitation. Feel free to send your letters, stories, questions (either with your name or a pen name) to: Editor’s Everyday Etiquette Fillmore County Journal PO Box 496 Preston, Minnesota 55965

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only slightly if the G-Cubed proposal was accepted. WSB representative Dillon Dombrovski maintained they would need to review the earlier engineering work completed by G-Cubed. The proposal accepted in November from WSB was for all four of the 2014 street improvement projects which included St. Albans Place (also Twiford Street, Bench Street, and West Chatfield improvements). The total proposal accepted was not to exceed $89,300. Mark Welch representing G-Cubed met with the Public Works Committee on December 9. He insisted that the G-Cubed proposal would save the city money as they had already done extensive work at the EZ Fabricating site. Therefore, they could provide the service at a cost saving rate if the underground utility portion was separated from the resurfacing portion of the work for St. Albans Place. The committee decided it would be best to discuss the pro-


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posal at the city council again and reconsider this portion of the council’s November decision. In a letter to Joel Young in early December, Welch insisted their proposal would not be “on top” of the WSB proposal. He questioned why there was a need to review engineering plans that had already been completed. Councilor Paul Novotny suggested they don’t have an “apples to apples” comparison for the cost. The G-Cubed proposal was for just the utility portion and not the street overlay portion. He added that it sounds as though the city could save some money using G-Cubed, adding he didn’t see the need for a huge review. Councilor Robert Pederson noted the city is in a transition period with their engineering firm, adding they are working for us. Mayor Russ Smith questioned whether they can pull back after they already awarded WSB for all four projects. Councilor Ken Jacobson asked if they were liable for the WSB $12,600 (the St. Albans Place

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portion) when it was already awarded as part of the four project deal. Smith suggested separating the St. Albans Place portion so they can have an “apples to apples” offer. Jacobson added he didn’t see any reason to not pursue savings if it would be legal to do so. Councilor Mike Urban felt they should wait until they could get legal advice from City Attorney Fred Suhler and advice from City Clerk Joel Young. Both were not present for the special meeting. A motion was made and unanimously approved to table the issue until the next regular council meeting. Other business in brief •Bill DuBord was hired effective January 6 as the new Maintenance Worker. Tony Lammers noted they had 30 applications and interviewed five, four of which lived in Chatfield. DuBord who lives in Chatfield was recommended for hire by the interview team. •Final payment of $5,355.86 was approved to Pember Companies, Inc. for the 2013 public street improvements. •A temporary liquor license was approved for the Chatfield Firefighters’ Activities Association to be used at Bernard Bus for a bean bag tournament during Chill Fest, January 25, 2014.

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man. Children still at home include Joshua, 15, Kasey, 14, and Brendon, 13. Nancy states her children believed in her which kept her going and they have been responsible and picked up the slack when needed. She said, “They are great kids that have been understanding and willing to make sacrifices.” This has helped Back achieve her goals. Nancy said, “I wouldn’t be where I am without them.” The name Serenity Within comes from the Serenity Prayer which has been a strong influence in Back’s life. It also reflects the hope that she can help her clients find peace within themselves.

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Before massaging a person Back discusses their health history and any current health problems. This discussion time does not count against massage time. When giving a massage Back always looks for “trigger sites,” which are areas that can be causing problems and will notify the client if any issues are found. It will then be the client’s decision as to whether they would like to address those issues with massage or not. When asked how she hopes her clients feel upon leaving her business, she stated, “I hope relaxed,” although it is not uncommon to have some soreness following a massage. Back explains that a massage releases toxins and suggests to her clients that they drink a lot of water following a massage to cleanse their systems. The cost of massages are $40 - 30 minutes, $55 - 60 minutes, and $80 - 90 minutes. As of now hours are by appointment only. Back also works part-time at Preston Foods and although she enjoys that job, she hopes to be able to build her clientele to the point where she will be able to work fulltime at her business. Having just opened the doors of Serenity Within in December 2013, she is excited to meet and help as many people as possible. A Grand Opening will be held at Serenity Within at a later date. Phone (815) 275-2360 for an appointment with Nancy Back.

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Second annual Spanish banquet fundraiser approaching On March 14-16, 2014, six students in grades 8-12 from Fillmore Central will travel to Bemidji, Minn. to take part in a Spanish immersion weekend at Lago del Bosque, one of 15 languagethemed camps offered by the Concordia Language Villages for over 50 years. Students will experience language and cultures firsthand in a simulated environment that is the next best opportunity for learning the language and experiencing cultures aside from studying in a Spanish-speaking country. This year, the theme is Argentina, so students will eat authentic Argentinean food, take part in culturally relevant activities, and most importantly, immerse themselves in Spanish! Last year a group of students attended an immersion weekend and needed to raise money for transportation and personal expenses. Accordingly, the students, Fillmore Central Spanish teacher Brian Wolfgram, Fillmore Central head cook Sue Barlow, regional chef Shari Jarett, chef Mark Stadler, and other volunteers hosted a Spanish-themed banquet at Fillmore Central High School that featured freshly-prepared authentic dishes from a variety of Spanish-speaking countries served family-style in three courses. In the end, the Spanish banquet was successful and raised enough money

for transportation and personal expenses. With the intention of continuing to host the Spanish banquet each year, Wolfgram saw the need to make the banquet more professional by purchasing new banquet supplies. Over the summer, he received a $2,000 grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation, specifically from the Wal-Mart store in Decorah, Iowa. He purchased the supplies from Total Restaurant Supply in Rochester, Minn. They gave Wolfgram a significant discount on their products in order to accommodate his budget. Although he has purchased the banquet supplies, he is lacking kitchen shelving so that he will be able to store the supplies for future events. At 6 p.m. on February 22 at Fillmore Central High School, Wolfgram and the Spanish immersion camp participants will host the

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second annual Spanish banquet. The banquet will once again feature freshly-prepared authentic dishes from a variety of Spanish-speaking countries, but the menu will be different than last year’s. The banquet will be for approximately 50 people and tickets will be $25 each. Students will be assisting in the following ways: designing and selling tickets, menu planning, tangible menu creating, event planning and budgeting, creating a Spanish music playlist, creating a Spanish immersion camp slideshow, decorating, preparing and cooking food, serving, cleaning, etc. The proceeds will be used to purchase kitchen shelving for the banquet supplies, provide spending money for the Spanish immersion camp participants, and provide scholarships for future students to attend an immersion weekend. If you are interested in attending the Spanish banquet, please contact Brian Wolfgram at brian.wolfgram@isd2198., who will either personally assist you or direct you to the six students who are selling tickets during January.

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Obituaries Dennis Billy Essig Denny Essig, age 76, of Spring Valley, Minn., died Saturday, December 21, 2013 surrounded by his family at Rochester Methodist Hospital from complications of lung cancer. Dennis Billy Essig was born June 3, 1937 in Anoka, Minn. Dennis Billy Essig to Ervin and Dorothy Essig. He was united in marriage to Mary Carol Eckes on July 25, 1956 at St. Bartholomew’s Catholic Church in Wayzata, Minn. A United States Navy veteran, Denny proudly served on active duty from 1955 to 1958. Following his military service, Denny worked a variety of retail jobs including Waytonka Market, Hovander’s, and Tate’s, all in the Minneapolis area. In 1975, the family moved to Spring Valley where Denny first managed, then owned Denny’s Super Valu until the store sold in 1992. In addition to owning the family business, Denny worked a variety of jobs in Spring Valley including the Spring Valley Municipal Liquor Store, the VFW, Kwik Trip, SATA, and driving for Kuehn Motor Company. Anyone that met Denny received a big welcome, a tall tale, a long chat, and a love that warmed the

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heart. A strong family man, Denny enjoyed most of all spending time with his wife, family, and friends. His favorite activities included riding his motorcycle, fishing, hunting, shooting, antiquing, and most of all, socializing with others. Not an opportunity went by without him striking up a conversation with someone to learn about them and their lives. Denny is survived his son; Bill (Laura) Essig of White Oak, Georgia, his daughter Robin (Scott) Balliet of Spring Valley, 5 grandchildren; Kris (Linda) Hinze, Jamie Fredrickson, Kassi Hinze, Brandon Balliet, and Shawn Essig, two great grandchildren; Lauren Hinze and Jace Fredrickson, three brothers; Nick (Kathy) Essig, Lonnie (Karen) Essig, and Glenn (Sue) Essig and three sisters-in-law; Diane Essig, Fran Rutherford, and Mona Swaggart. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Mary Carol Eckes, his daughter Kelly Essig-Hinze and his brother Gary Essig. A celebration of life for Dennis Essig will be held 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at the Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley. Lawrence L. Hudson Lawrence L. Hudson, age 80, of rural Harmony, Minn. died at his home on Friday, December 27, 2013 surrounded by his family. Larry was born July 28, 1933 in Canton, Minn. to Lawrence M. and Orabell (Pierce) Hudson. He graduated from the Canton High School

in 1951. On September 18, 1951 he entered the United States Air Force and served as a photographer and security guard in the Korean War. After his discharge on December Lawrence L. Hudson 19, 1953 he returned to and started farming with his family near Canton. On October 16, 1954 he married Ramona Thompson in Harmony. They farmed in the Canton and Harmony areas and had continued to help his son, Gary, with field work until this fall. He was a member of the Henrytown Lutheran Church and a life member of the Canton American Legion. He was known for his sense of humor and enjoyed working on the farm, going for rides, his family, and especially his grandchildren. Larry is survived by his wife Ramona; three children Gary of Canton, Lori (George Braunreiter) Hudson of Canton, and Tammy Serres of West Salem, Wis.; nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Scott, and brother Ardie. Funeral services were on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at the Henrytown Lutheran Church in rural Harmony with the Rev. Paul Thompson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery at a later date.

The FCJ reaches over 12,000 households each week. Loren “Tom” Thomas Jeche Loren “Tom” Thomas Jeche, 69, of Chatfield, Minn., died Friday, December 27, 2013 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Tom was born February 21, 1944 in Spring Valley, Minn. to Loren and Laura (Bagan) Jeche. He attended schools in Loren “Tom” Wykoff and Thomas Jeche graduated from Wykoff High School in 1963. He married Julie Ann Hegtvedt in 1963, the couple later divorced in 1972. In 1973 he married Janice Roene Vreeman, the couple later divorced in 2003.

Tom worked as farmer. He enjoyed socializing with his friends. Survivors include two children, Dean Jeche of Fountain, Minn., and Melissa (Jerry) Hassig of Plainview, Minn.; five grandchildren, and a brother Richard of Chatfield also survive. Tom is preceded in death by his parents, and one son Brad. A memorial service celebrating the life of Tom was on Thursday, January 2 at Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield with Pastor Mark Docken officiating. Visitation took place one hour prior to the service. Donald Ray Mohs Donald Ray Mohs, age 88, of Harmony, Minn. died Thursday, See OBITUARIES Page 9 

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Fillmore County Church Directory Fillmore County Journal • Preston MN 507.765.2151 Perfect Glossy • Preston MN 507.251.5297 A rendahl Lutheran Church....………………………Sundays - 10:30am Highway 30, Peterson, MN 55962 (507) 875 -2477 Assembly Of God Church.….………………………Sundays - 10:00am 610 Territorial Rd, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-2101 Assumption Catholic Church.……..…Fri. - 8:30am & Sat. - 5:00pm 207 N May St, Canton, MN 55922 (507) 743-8320 Bethlehem Lutheran Church./.………………………Sundays - 9:00am 200 Kenilworth Ave S, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-3344 Calvary Baptist Church.…….…………Sundays - 10:45am & 6:00pm 910 Winona St SE, Chatfield, MN 55923 (507) 867- 4686 Canton-Scotland Presby terian Church.....…………Sundays - 9:00am 104 W Fillmore Ave, Canton, MN 55922 (507) 743-2260 Chatf ield Lutheran Church……………..Sundays - 8:00am & 9:30am 304 Fillmore St SE, Chatfield, MN 55923 (507) 867- 4721 Chatf ield United Methodist Christ…………………Sundays - 9:30am 124 Winona St SE, Chatfield, MN 55923 (507) 867-3529 Cherry Grove United Methodist...…………………Sundays - 10:00am 18183 160th St, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (Cherry Grove) (507) 937-3177 Christ Lutheran Church...……………………………Sundays - 9:00am 509 Kansas St NW, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765 -2161 Christian Science Services.…………………………Sundays - 10:00am Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-2251 Elstad Lutheran Church...……………………………Sundays - 9:00am 37784 Dogwood Rd, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-3769 Emmanuel Episcopal Church....……………………Sundays - 10:00am 217 W Jessie St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-2164 Faith United Methodist Church..……Sat. - 5:00pm & Sun. - 9:00am 617 Maple Ln, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-2830 Fillmore Free Methodist Church...…Sundays - 8:30am & 10:30am 19127 County 8, Wykoff, MN 55990 (Fillmore) (507) 352-5450 First Baptist Church....…………………Sundays - 10:30am & 6:00pm 701 Kasten Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-2840 First Baptist Church-Preston.…………Sundays - 10:30am & 7:00pm 108 Chatfield Ave NW, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765 - 4960 First English Lutheran Church.……………………..Sundays - 10:00am 217 W Grant St, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-2793 First Lutheran Church of Highland.………………..Sundays - 10:30am 22423 391st Ave, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-3318 First Presby terian Church..…………………………Sundays - 10:00am 110 S Mill St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-2854 Fountain Lutheran....…………………………………Sundays - 9:00am Main Street, Fountain, MN 55939 (507) 268- 4413 Fountain United Methodist Church...………………Sundays - 8:30am Co. Rd. 8 and Cedar St., Fountain, MN 55939 (507) 268- 4456 Garness Trinity Lutheran...…………………………Sundays - 11:00am PO Box 88, Mabel, MN 55954 (507) 493-5905

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Grace Lutheran Church..……………………………Sundays - 9:00am 365 Park St, Peterson, MN 55962 (507) 875 -2218 Greenf ield Lutheran Church..…………………......Sundays - 9:00am 235 Main Ave S, Harmony, MN 55939 (507) 886-3272 Greenleaf ton Reformed Church..…………………Sundays - 10:00am Highway 9, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765 -2546 Harmony United Methodist Church..……………..Sundays - 10:30am 60 Main Ave S, Harmony, MN 55939 (507) 886- 6851 Henry town Lutheran Church.…………………………Sun. - 10:30am PO Box 103, Harmony, MN 55939 (Henrytown) (507) 886-2425 Highland Prairie Lutheran Church.……………….Sundays -10:30am 43267 Bowl Dr, Peterson, MN 55962 (507) 864-2731 Historic Lenora United Methodist Church (Special Occasions) Lenora, MN (Rural Canton) (507) 545 -2641 Immanuel Lutheran Church..………………………Sundays - 9:30am 254 Main St S, Wykoff, MN 55990 (507) 352-2801 Lanesboro United Methodist Church..……………Sundays - 10:30am 507 Parkway Ave S, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-2646 Mabel First Lutheran Church………………………Sundays - 9:00am 202 N. Oak, P.O. Box 395, Mabel, MN 55954 (507) 493-5293 Mabel United Methodist Church..…………………Sundays - 9:30am 111 W Newburg St, Mabel, MN 55954 (507) 493-5296 Nativity Catholic Church...Sun. (1 & 2) - 8:45am & (3 & 4) - 10:30am 640 1st Ave SW, Harmony, MN 55939 (507) 886-2393 New Life Victory Church……………………………Sundays - 9:30am 225 3rd Ave SW, Harmony, MN 55939 (507) 886-3525 Newburg United Methodist Church 3.1 miles N. of Mabel on Hwy. 43; 2.2 miles W. on Co. Rd. 24 North Prairie Lutheran.……………………………Sundays - 10:30am 35957 Highway 30, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 875 -2460 Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.……Sundays - 8:00am & 10:30am 805 S Broadway St, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-7251 Pilot Mound Lutheran Church.……………………Sundays - 9:00am 8 miles N. of Lanesboro on 250 then 4 miles W. on Hwy 30 (507) 875 -2460 Pioneer Presby terian Church ………………………Sundays - 8:30am 206 Fillmore St NE, Chatfield, MN 55923 (507) 867- 4037 Preston United Methodist Church ………………..Sundays - 8:30am 212 Saint Anthony St N, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765 -2503 R iver Of Life Regional Church 220 N Money Creek St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-2853 Root Prairie Lutheran Church ……………………Sundays - 10:30am County Rd 11, Fountain, MN 55939 (507) 268- 4455 Root R iver Church of the Brethren ………………Sundays - 10:00am 23553 County Rd 20, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765 - 4772 Root R iver Community Church …………………Sundays - 10:30am 503 Nannestad Lane, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-7074

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December 26, 2013, at Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis. Donald was born January 20, 1925 near Granger, Minn., the son of Emil and Edna (Ludwig) Mohs. As a young boy his family moved to Osage, Iowa. Five years later they moved back to the Granger area where he later Donald Ray graduated from Mohs the 8th grade. Later they moved to York, Minn. While there, Don worked for different farmers and spent a year working for Hormel in Austin, Minn. Don married Betty Cheney on September 12, 1946 in Ostrander, Minn. Donald and Betty farmed in York Township for 21 years. In October of 1967, they moved to Harmony where Donald started working for Fillmore County, retiring in 1988. During retirement he worked part time for Amherst

Township. Donald enjoyed fishing and took many fishing trips to the Mississippi River and to the lakes in northern Minnesota. He also liked camping and taking bus trips throughout the United States and Canada. He loved being with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a longtime member of Greenfield Lutheran Church and the Harmony Conservation Club. Donald is survived by three children: Richard (Vicki) Mohs of Brunswick, Miss., Janell (Dennis) Torgerson of Caledonia, Minn. and Randy Mohs of Harmony, Minn.; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Donna Leverson of Lime Springs, Iowa. Don was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Betty on October 21, 2013; a son, David, his wife Sandy and their son Dylan; a sister, Alice White; a sister-in-law, Jean Terbeest; two brothers-in-law: Marley Cheney and Roger Cheney. Funeral services were on Monday, December 30 at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony. Interment was in Saetersdahl Cemetery, rural Fillmore County.

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There was no parade By Gary Peterson My brother, Norman Peterson, was an Air Force Aviator, having enlisted in the Air Force in 1947 and served his country for 22 years. Being a younger brother I have many memories of my brother, mainly when he would come home on leave to Cresco, Iowa. He took the time to teach me about airplanes, fishing and hunting. Even at a young age I would consult a world map and imagine the travels he would be on. But little was known about his life experiences and it was only recently that he had given me a packet of notes and pages he had written. There were notes, all hand written, that gave details of some of his missions. I never knew many of the accounts and I feel sad that I never had the opportunity to sit down and speak to him about these important events in his life. My parents, Alice and Alvin Peterson, had three sons and for several years all three of us were in the Air Force. I was stationed in Ben Guerir, Morocco and Norman always joked about me living in the desert! Norman was located in Europe and north Africa flying C-130’s. One of his missions was to fly for the Shah of Iran. He worked with Francis Gary Powers by transporting the U2 pictures that Powers had taken over Russia

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pean blizzard. One of the most dangerous jobs in the sky was being a Forward Air Controller. He spent two tours in Vietnam Name flying missions along the DMZ. There is no way to tell how many American lives were saved because of his ability to fly “low and slow” in his 0-1 observation plane. My brother was a man who “Got the Job Done.” He was selected to evacuate the ill-fated President Diem of South Vietnam from Saigon to the Philippines. Following his return to the States, he taught Forward Air Controller classes to dozen

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of young men that would go to Vietnam. The three brothers got out of the Air Force about the same time. Norman and his family retired in North Carolina, my other brother to Cresco, Iowa and my wife and I in Minnesota. There were many negative experiences associated with the members of our military coming home from Vietnam. Many of them were sworn at, spit on and turned down for one job or another because “they were over there.” In many of our small towns, it wasn’t even safe to wear the uniform. That isn’t the way it should be. There were no parades. Last week the television stations were covering the story of a meteor that had blazed a trail across northeast Iowa. It lit up the sky for hundreds of miles and at approximately the same time my brother was dying in North Carolina. I will never look at a meteor the same way again. That was my brother’s parade.

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Fillmore County Sports By Paul Trende Eight local basketball teams participated in multiple holiday hoops tournaments. The Rushford-Peterson boys hosted the annual R-P/Spring Grove/La Crescent/Caledonia get-together. Chatfield’s boys and girls trekked northward to Annandale for the Cardinals tourney. MabelCanton’s boys and girls and the Lanesboro girls took the floor for Winona State’s holiday tourney. Lanesboro’s boys competed in the four-team St. Charles tourney. Houston’s boys trekked to Wisconsin for a tournament in Cashton. A trio of teams sporting Christmas colors (red/maroon and green) had very merry tourneys. The rest of the teams in action will hope for a better New Year. A Maroon and White Christmas For the first time in the three years Chatfield’s squads have traveled north to Annandale, both came home with two wins to talk about. The 8th-ranked Gopher girls, via their victories, kept their record unblemished heading to 2014. They got a win on Friday versus Annandale (who had been ranked in state before losing to Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted a game earlier). It was a defensive contest, one laden with turnovers (28 for Annandale, 26 for the Gophers). Chatfield came out on top though 49-40. The 40 points was a full 20 below the Cardinals average points-per-game out-put coming in (60.5). Point guard Kirsten Keefe led the way for Chatfield, shooting 50 percent or better from everywhere (7-11 FG’s, 1-2 3’s, 3-4 FT’s), netting 18 points. She added 4 rebounds, 4 assists, and 5 steals; a typical all-around effort for the multicapable junior. Keefe was the only Gopher in double figures, though (similarly versatile) sophomore guard/forward Sydney Gould had 9 points and 7 rebounds off the bench. In the Gopher’s Saturday game versus Eden Valley-Watkins, the Chatfield bench again was key. They accounted for 33 of Gopher’s 61 total points. Senior Morgan Henry and sophomore Megan LaPlante each had seasonhighs with 12 apiece. LaPlante is now the ninth Gopher to score

10-plus in a game this season. Starting guard Maddie Talamantes also reached double figures with 11 and Keefe (8 pts, 4 stls) kept things together when the game got ‘scary’, as Coach Baum put it. The Gophers moved their overall record to 8-0 with a 61-52 win over the Eagles. Chatfield has a couple very big games early in the New Year, at #7 Dover-Eyota on January 7 and versus PlainviewElgin-Millville on the 14th. The boys, meanwhile, used the two holiday games to shake off the rust from the season starting late. They beat WatertownMayer 53-44 on Friday. Chatfield didn’t shoot particularly well from anywhere (20-61 FG’s, 3-16 3’s, 10-22 FT’s), but they did enough. Senior shooting guard Nate Skare led the way with a big stat-line; 16 points, 13 rebounds, and 7 assists. Jayme LaPlante had 16 and 8 rebounds. Jake Neis added 10 points and 5 steals. Game two on Saturday was absolutely down to the wire versus the host Annandale Cardinals, ranked #5 in Class AA. The Gophers trailed most of the including by nine with under 7:00 to play. With about 1:00 left, Neis hit a three to pull Chatfield within one. Annandale then turned the ball over (Skare steal). Chatfield held for the last shot. Christian Bance’s attempt was wayward. Drew Hurley’s offensive-rebound put-back was also no good, but LaPlante got the offensive-rebound tip-in on that shot with about 0:01 left to put the Gophers ahead 61-60. Annandale had no miracle and Chatfield moved their overall record to 5-3 with the big last second victory. LaPlante led the way with 16 points (7-9 FG’s) and 10 rebounds. From there, Chatfield got good balance from Neis (12 pts, 7 rebs, 9 assists), Bance (9 pts), Brandon Adler (8 pts, 9 rebs), and Skare (8 pts, 5 rebs). The Gophers will have three winnable games before some more prime competition, a murderous four-game stretch in mid-January (at PEM, Caledonia, Lourdes, at R-P). A Green and White Christmas The second ranked R-P boys were the only Trojan squad to participate in a holiday tournament. They hosted their annual

four team get-together that also included Caledonia, La Crescent, and Spring Grove. The Trojans, per the norm, played the Lancers and Lions. Each game started roughly the same, and then finished roughly the same. In Friday’s contest with La Crescent, the Lancers came out fast, hitting their first six shots from the field and their first four free throws. All that came with just one turnover. And yet, after that sixth made FG, they still trailed 22-16! That is because R-P started the game hitting its first nine FG attempts all-together, its first four trifectas, and its first four FT’s. After the last pair of made freebies, La Crescent couldn’t have played much better but they still trailed 26-16! The Trojans survived LC’s opening salvo and then took control from there. By halftime, R-P led 51-27 and they coasted home for the 75-45 victory. R-P’s top seven players each scored at least seven. Austin O’Hare led the way with 13 points, 5 steals, and 4 rebounds off the bench. Alex Vix also had 13 with 4 assists. Charlie Krambeer had 9, Seth Thompson, Jorli Hauge, and Jacob Merchlewitz 8, and Cole Kingsley 7. Hauge added 6 rebounds and 4 assists, Kingsley 4 rebounds and 5 assists. The Trojans moved the ball very well offensively (20 assists on 27 made FG’s) and their defense forced 24 Lancer turnovers. Athletic 6’3” guard Zach Melbostad had 21 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 blocks for the La Crescent. R-P then took on Spring Grove (9-1), who entered ranked #10 in Class A. The Lions lost to Caledonia (who R-P beat on December 3) in game one of the tourney 90-57. And thus, a match-up between to two ranked schools wasn’t quite so big. The Lions, though, came out strong just like La Crescent. They hit the offensive glass hard and the score sat tied at 13 roughly 7:00 into the contest. And then the R-P piranhas got hungry. The Trojans upped their defensive intensity and the Lions were chewed to bits. After starting the game with nine shot attempts in their first eight possessions, the Lions finished the half with eight shot attempts (14 turnovers) in their next 24 possessions. For R-P offensively, shooting guard Charlie Krambeer was drunk on trifectas. The 6’1” junior hit 7 of 9 long distance

shots in the first half. His eight makes (of eleven attempts) for the game, and 24 points, were both career-highs. The Lions’ ineptitude and Krambeer’s stellar-ness allowed R-P to turn that 13-13 tie into a 46-19 halftime lead, a 79-43 victory. R-P’s other four starters (besides Krambeer) combined for just 17 points. But the bench had 38 points. Sixth man O’Hare (14), Tyler McLellan (10), and seventh man Merchlewitz (8) contributed the majority of it. Chase Grinde had 14 for Spring Grove and Brady Schuttemeier 10 and 5 rebounds. The Trojans will head to 2014 with a 10-0 overall record (7-0 in the 3-Rivers South). The R-P girls are also undefeated at 8-0. Boys Basketball 12-26: Mabel-Canton 49, Cotter 79 (M-C: Donnie Lind 14 pts (6-9 FG’s), 5 rebs. FG’s: M-C 20-62, Cotter 28-56. FT’s: M-C 3-8, Cotter 17-20. WSU Tourney) 12-27: Houston 39, La Farge WI 56 (H: Austin Peplinski 11 pts, 4 assists, 3 stls; Sam Ross 8 pts, 9 rebs. Cashton Wisconsin Tourney) Lanesboro 58, St. Charles 60 (L: Kole Ruud 28 pts, 7 rebs; Zach Voeltz 15. Burros trailed 59-51 with 1:10 left, cut lead to two (60-58) with 0:08 but that’s where it ended. St. Charles Tourney) 12-28: M-C 34, Cochrane-Fountain City 53 (M-C: D. Lind 11 pts, 9 rebs. Rebs: M-C 33, CFC 45. FGs: M-C 14-53, CFC 21-61. Cougars were 0-11 from deep. WSU Tourney. M-C is now 5-5 on the season, 4-1 in the SEC) Houston 37, Cashton, Wis. 52 (H: S. Ross 13 pts, 6 rebs. Cashton Tourney. Hurricanes are 3-6 overall, 3-3 in SEC) Lanesboro 75, Dover-Eyota 80 in OT (L: K. Ruud 30 pts, 4 rebs,

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4 assists; Luke Rogers 23 pts, 8 rebs; Liam Dorn 10 pts, 11 rebs; Z. Voeltz 12. Only those four Burros scored. D-E: Travis Austin 32 pts, 11 rebs; Thomas Pankonin 15 pts; Brandon Jech 10. Burros led 65-61 with 2:05 left in regulation. A two and a three by Austin, and a two by Pankonin, put D-E up 68-65. Voeltz tied the game with a three with 0:39.6 left. D-E missed a shot with 0:02. The Burros then got two in-bound attempts. The first went off the ceiling (Ruud was open deep). The second was intercepted. In OT, Lanesboro trailed 78-75 with under 0:20. Ruud tried to get fouled while taking a three. There was no call. Dorn rebounded the miss, kicked to Ruud for an open three, but it didn’t fall. D-E rebounded and got a leak-out basket for the 80-75 victory. St. Charles Tourney. Burros are 6-3 overall, 5-1 in SEC) Girls Basketball 12-26: M-C 32, Cotter 60 (M-C: Lydia Geving 9; Sara Lind 8. WSU Tourney) 12-27: Lanesboro 40, St. Charles 51 (L: Olivia Haug 12 pts, 12 rebs. SC: Carolyn Shanahan 22. Burros trailed 25-19 at halftime. Score was 35-34 Saints before SC went on a 9-0 run that proved pivotal in the win. WSU Tourney) 12-28: M-C 43, C-FC 44 (M-C: L. Geving 23; S. Lind 9. WSU Tourney. Cougars are 5-4 overall, 4-1 in the SEC.) Lanesboro 47, Lewiston-Altura 46 (L: Haley Polin 13 pts (5-5 FT’s); O. Haug 10 pts, 11 rebs; Cassidy Ruud 10. L-A led 24-23 at halftime. Second half had five lead changes and four ties. Buckets by Ruud and Haug gave Lanesboro a 47-44 lead, which held. Win avenges a 55-43 Dec 5th loss to Cardinals. WSU Tourney. Burros are 2-8 on the year, 1-3 in the SEC)

JAYME LAPLANTE Chatfield Boys Basketball

Chatfield’s Jayme LaPlante is Athlete of the Week. LaPlante, a 6’3” senior forward/center had a team-high 16 points in each of the Gophers wins at the Annandale tournament. His hand was all over a 6160 victory over the host Cardinals (ranked #5 in Class AA); he had the tip-in in the final seconds that sent Chatfield to victory. Photo by Paul Trende

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Recycling 101 By LaVerne C. Paulson, Recycling Education Coordinator Many of the residents of Fillmore County have been recycling for more than three decades. During this time, there have been many changes in the recycling practices and procedures. Some of us can remem- LaVerne C. Paulson ber when newspapers and aluminum cans were the main items. Today, most of your household waste, by volume, is recyclable, greatly reducing the amount of real gar-

bage you send to the landfill. In an article I wrote in 2008, Minnesota’s recycling goal was to reach 50 percent, and Fillmore County’s goal was 35 percent. Recent reports show that both these rates are on the verge of being met, if not actually achieved. The residents of Fillmore County and the entire state of Minnesota are to be commended for their efforts. As more individuals better understand the true benefits of recycling, and the impact it will have on the environment and their grandchildren, these rates will continue to rise. Fillmore County can certainly set 40 percent as its next goal in a few short years. Over the years, we have made the art of recycling much more “user friendly.” There was a

Monday, January 6, 2014 time when you needed an aluminum container, a tin can container, a plastic container, and separate containers for brown glass, green glass, and clear glass. There were usually different days for different recyclables to be picked up. Newspapers and other forms of paper were either tied neatly in bundles or placed in paper grocery bags for curbside pickup. Then came two-sort recycling. It was much easier with only two kinds of recyclables, fibers and rigids. Instead of all kinds of containers, only two were needed and all you had to remember was what recyclable was being picked up each week. Most of us thought it couldn’t get much easier than that. But it did. In 2011, Fillmore County began single stream


recycling. Now there is no sorting and no wondering what is going to get picked up this week, or next. All recyclables go into the same bin here in Preston, are taken to Rochester, sent to the Cities, and then separated by a very large machine. To seasoned fiber and rigid recyclers, single stream recycling makes the recycling center look a bit on the messy side with everything mixed together, but trust me, it does get separated and it does get sent to different factories, mostly in Minnesota, to get made into new, recycled products that are back on store shelves in just a few short weeks. Curbside recycling, which is available to most city residents, brings a lot of material to the recycling center each

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week. However, I believe there is a growing number of Fillmore County residents that are using the rural containers, as well as those that deliver their recyclables right here to the recycling center. These frequent articles in the Fillmore County Journal get recycling information out to you, the residents of the county. The need to increase the knowledge of recycling and the need to improve our participation is important. More than 11,000 copies of this newspaper are delivered to mailboxes throughout the county each week, assuring many of us that this information is reaching a lot of households. Happy New Year and Happy Recycling from your Fillmore County Recycling Staff.

Harmony bloodmobile collects Area food shelves receive money from “Swipe 34 units Out Hunger” The blood drive held in Harmony on December 3, 2013, succeeded in collecting 34 units of blood. The bloodmobile is sponsored by the Harmony American Legion Auxiliary, and many of the volunteers are Auxiliary members. However, numerous volunteers from the community also help make our blood

drives successful. Thank you to everyone for your continued support in this worthwhile effort. The next bloodmobile will be in Harmony on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. If you’d like to schedule an appointment, please call Marilyn Bratager at 507-9373406 or schedule one online at

WINONA, Minn. – Merchants Bank’s “Swipe Out Hunger” Facebook giveaway has concluded with more than 1,700 votes cast to benefit area food shelves. Merchants Bank donated 5 cents each time a Merchants Bank credit card or debit card was used between November 29 and December 15, for a total of $10,000 to be split among the food shelves. Votes were placed on Merchants Bank’s Facebook page, Merchants Bank representatives will be presenting food shelf representatives with checks within the coming week. The Food Shelves were nominated by bank locations (bank locations making the nomination are noted in parentheses). There were a number of locations that nominated the same organization. The “Swipe Out Hunger” awards break down as follows: •360 Communities (Lakeville):

$270 •Cannon Falls Food Shelf (Cannon Falls): $540 •Channel One Rochester (Rochester): $569 •Eagan & Lakeville Resource Center (Apple Valley and Rosemount): $352 •Friends in Need Food Shelf (Cottage Grove): $387 •Hastings Family Services (Hastings): $751 •La Crescent Food Share (La Crescent): $2,383 •Randolph Food Shelf (Hampton): $264 •Red Wing Area Food Shelf (Red Wing): $250 •SEMCAC Houston County Food Shelf (Caledonia and Spring Grove): $387 •SEMCAC in Preston (Lanesboro): $250 •SEMCAC in Rushford (Rushford): $370 •Southeastern Minnesota Education & Resource Center (St. Charles): $250

Biosecurity workshop for alternative swine producers By Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties University of Minnesota Extension will hold a Biosecurity Workshop for Alternative Swine Producers the evening of January 15, 6-9 p.m. in St Charles, Minn. “ R e c e n t Jerrold Tesmer cases of Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome (PRRS) virus and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) on farms where alternative production systems are used have highlighted the need for a review of biosecurity” says Wayne Martin, University of Minnesota Alternative Livestock Systems Extension Educator. “Diseases don’t discriminate between size of farm or production practices. The workshop will highlight bio-

security practices for alternative swine producers.” The main topic covered will be biosecurity with review of clinical signs and treatment options for PRRS and PEDV, presented by Dr. Ross Kiehne. Yuzhi, University of Minnesota Alternative Swine Scientist at the West Central Research and Outreach Center (WROC), will discuss biosecurity protocols used at WROC. Additionally producers will have an opportunity to discuss their experiences on this topic.

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•The Hunger Task Force (Onalaska): $2,066 •Winona Volunteer Services (Winona, Lakeside, Goodview): $1,238 A minimum of $250 was given to nominated food shelves. Total amount given away was $10,327. Merchants Bank has $1.348 billion in assets and 20 locations. Recently, Merchants Bank announced plans to acquire an Alliance Bank location in Eau Claire, Wis. The “flagship” Merchants Bank in Winona was founded in 1875. Merchants Bank is a member FDIC and equal housing lender. Merchants Capital, the company’s leasing arm, is based in the Twin Cities. The ownership of Merchants Financial Group is made up of its employees and approximately 400 shareholders, mostly individuals and families from southeastern Minnesota and west-central Wisconsin. The workshop will be in the St. Charles Community Center (City Hall) on January 15. Registration begins at 6 p.m. A meal will be provided from Del’s Café for producers and an additional person from their family or farm. Cost of the workshop is free with sponsorship from the SW and SE Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships and the Minnesota Pork Board. Pre-registration is needed so we can plan according for the meal. Please RSVP online at http://z. or contact Wayne Martin at or at 612625-6224. domestiC sHoRtHaiR miX

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The National Trout Center, an investment in our future The New Year celebrates the fifth operating year of the National Trout Center (NTC) in Preston, Minn. Conceived in 2009 by the Preston Economic Development Authority as a regional economic development engine, the NTC showcases the extraordinary landscape and cold-water fishery assets of the driftless area, the unglaciated region of the Mississippi River valley. The NTC seeks to conserve our natural and cultural heritage of trout and their cold-water environments by engaging the public through education, practice and awareness. The center provides programs and exhibits about trout, cold-water stream ecology, the arts and crafts of trout fishing, and the biology and natural history of the driftless area. Presently, the center is located in a temporary home, but in 2014 the NTC is seeking bonding funds from the state legislature to build a permanent home in the Root River valley. The new NTC building and grounds will be another tourism attraction, enhancing the current program by engaging additional fishers, recreational visitors, and people of all ages. The permanent home will feature a “living stream” exhibit introducing people to the sci-

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ence of flowing waters and experiments that demonstrate the special adaptations of cold-water aquatic organisms to their environments. Trout Center programs draw upon volunteers, technical experts, craftsmen and practitioners from across the region who provide high-quality instruction in the fishing arts and trout stream ecology. Visitors experience first-hand the benefits of a healthy and renewable cold-water stream habitat, and become aware of how enduring economic benefits ensue from wise stewardship of the environment. The trout center multiplies the return on investments already made in parks, trails, and other learning centers in the area, such as the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, Minn. and the Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center in rural Lanesboro, Minn. Through the NTC website (www.nationaltroutcenter. org), the Trout Center endeavors to become the go-to place for “All Things Trout”. The driftless area trout fishery generates economic activity of more than $1.1 billion annually in the region, exceeding the combined revenues of all five of the major league professional sports teams in Chicago. The trout fishery value is equivalent to approximately 10 percent of the total annual statewide tourism economy in Minnesota. Over the past 25 years, over $45 million have been spent


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Please help us find Jack. He’s a 7 year old weiner dog who went missing in the Greenleafton area on December 22nd. He’s missed terribly by his dog and human family. If you know anything of him, please contact Deb Dols at 507-251-3864. He’s very friendly and we’re hoping he has found someone to keep him warm until he can come home.

to rehabilitate the spring-fed streams of the region, successfully restoring naturally reproducing Brook and Brown Trout to these streams. In Minnesota alone, the return on this investment has been $24.50 annually for every dollar spent in trout stream habitat restoration. This investment is continuing to yield dividends as anglers from all across the United States have begun to discover this outstanding fishery and to see first-hand the economic benefits of restoring a healthy cold-water environment. Fishing license sales reveal that 47 percent of the direct expenditures for trout fishing are spent by non-resident anglers. A permanent home for the National Trout Center is a wise investment for the future. The Center benefits all citizens of Minnesota and the Midwest region. To support the NTC and the state bonding proposal contact Governor Dayton, State House and Senate representatives, city council members, and county commissioners. For more information about the National Trout Center, or to volunteer your services, please contact the National Trout Center at We are looking forward to serving you in 2014 and wish you the very best during the New Year. George R. Spangler, Chairman, National Trout Center

Adult co-ed basketball Fillmore Central Community Education sponsored adult co-ed basketball will resume activities on Wednesday, January 8 at 6:45 p.m. at the middle school gymnasium in Preston, Minn. This scheduled activity will run weekly on Wednesday nights up to Easter. For more information contact Randy Hahn at 507-7652193 or John Torgrimson at 507-765-4587.

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Country Coffee Talk By Jeanette Schmidt

The Christmas tree is down, the Viking’s season is over (thank goodness) and New Year’s resolutions have been made and probably broken. Did you know that the month of January usually sees an increase in decaffeinated coffee sales due to New Year’s resolutions? (I did learn a little coffee trivia back in the day when I was in the coffee business). With temps down in the single digits and we had company coming, we needed food that says “comfort food.” Hmmm…. just what would be considered comfort food? The term was first used in 1977, according to Webster’s Dictionary, and comfort food may be consumed to increase positive feelings. Now to find something from which

everyone might get that feeling. I decided to go with traditionally eaten food that might provide a nostalgic feeling to those eating it. It certainly did for me, as I hadn’t eaten it since I was a child and had positive memories of it. It was creamed chicken over biscuits. There are many recipes for creamed chicken over biscuits with veggies in it, which are just fine, but in my mind creamed chicken is just that – cream & chicken. This recipe probably is NOT completely traditional with onion, garlic & chicken flavoring crystals, but it is delicious, fast and easy.

Creamed Chicken

¼ C. butter 1 small onion, very finely diced 1 T. chicken flavored granule crystals 1 t. minced garlic 1 t. salt ½ t. pepper 1/3 C. flour 1 ½ C. chicken stock 1 ½ C. milk 3 C. chopped (or pulled) cooked chicken Melt butter in a large skillet; add onion and cook over medium heat until translucent and soft. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute more. Sprinkle flour over onion mix and stir to coat (will be thick & goopy). Cook for a few minutes to lose that floury taste. SLOWLY add in chicken stock, milk and seasonings, whisking well untill smooth. Bring to boil on medium heat (takes 15 to 20 minutes to boil) and cook for 1-2 minutes untill thickened. Add the chicken and stir (taste and add more pepper/salt to taste). Continue to cook for a few more minutes untill chicken is warmed through. Serve over hot biscuits or mashed potatoes. I used a buttermilk biscuit recipe, which was wonderful with the creamed chicken.

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Disinfecting Wipes $ 49

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Banquet Family Size Entrees $ 79


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Monday, January 6, 2014


Brian Miner announces run for Fillmore County Sheriff Fillmore County, Minn. - I would like to announce my candidacy for the Office of the Fillmore County Sheriff in 2014. As current Sheriff Daryl Jensen has previously stated, he will not be seek- Brian Miner ing re-election to another term. I believe with my education, training, and 19 years of experience and commitment to Fillmore County,

I am the best candidate for the position. With this opportunity, I want the citizens of Fillmore County to know that I am ready and willing to fulfill the duties of the Office of the Sheriff. I am a native of southeast Minnesota. I graduated from Stewartville High School in 1986. I have an Associate in Applied Science degree in Law Enforcement from the Alexandria Technical College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Law Enforcement from Mankato State University. In 2012 and 2013 respectively,

I graduated from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension’s Supervision and Management Program & Senior Management Program. Throughout my 19 years, I have had the opportunity to attend a wide variety of classes and trainings which have given me a diverse background in all areas of law enforcement. While attending Mankato State University, I had the opportunity to work part-time as a police officer in the cities of Mapleton and Minnesota Lake. In December 1994, I started my career with

Fillmore County as a deputy sheriff in Spring Valley. I have been in a leadership position for the last eight years. In 2005 I was promoted to Patrol Sergeant. My duties included supervision of the patrol division, scheduling, and training of new deputies. I was promoted to Lieutenant in 2013 and currently hold that position. My duties include animal neglect/ cruelty investigation, civil process, background checks for gun permits, and sheriff’s office liaison to the Salvation Army. I also have the privilege of being the sheriff’s office

firearms instructor and use-of-force instructor. I am committed to providing the best possible services to the community through effective leadership and continuing to build a responsive and professional sheriff’s office. I currently live in rural Spring Valley with my wife, Amanda, and four children: Stephanie (15), Caitlin (12), Emily (10), and Cameron (7). Your support throughout the year and vote on November 4, 2014 would be greatly appreciated. For more information, comments, or questions, I can be contacted by phone (507-279-1976), email (, or on Facebook (Miner4Sheriff).

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Fillmore County police reports Chatfield Police Department Joshua Lee McCabe, 31, Chatfield, Minn.; 7/26/2013, Dangerous Weapons - Recklesslly Handle or Use; Fine of $1,000 (stay $700 until 12/17/2014), Local confinement for 90 days (stay 86 days for one year), Supervised probation for one year - Remain law-abiding, No same or similar, Aftercare, outpatient treatment, No alcohol/controlled substance use, No possession of alcohol or drugs, Do not enter bars or liquor stores, Random testing, Submit to random searches, No assault, aggressive, intimidating, or threatening behavior, No use of possession of firearms or dangerous weapons. Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office Thomas Millard Engen, 59, Mabel, Minn.; 3/3/2013, Driver’s License - Driving after cancellation - inimical to public safety; Fine of $3,000 (stay $2,500 until 12/17/2015), Local confinement for 365 (stay 359 days for two years), Supervised probation for two years - Remain law-abiding, No same or similar, No alcohol/ controlled substance use, No possession of alcohol or drugs, Do not enter bars or liquor stores, Random testing, Submit to random searches, Chemical dependency evaluation/treatment, No assault, aggressive, intimidating, or threatening behavior. Rebel Sky Finley, 23, Lanesboro, Minn.; 8/22/2013, Domestic Assault - Misdemeanor - Commits Act With Intent to Cause Fear of Immediate Bodily Harm or Death; Fine of $1,000 (stay $700 until 12/17/2014), Local confinement for 90 days (stay

87 days for one year, credit for time served of one day), Supervised probation for one year - Remain law-abiding, No same or similar, Chemical dependnecy evaluation/treatment, Aftercare, No alcohol/ controlled substance use; No possession of alcohol or drugs, Do not enter bars or liquor stores, Random testing, Submit to random searches, Take medications in prescribed dosage and frequency, No assault, aggressive, intimidating, or threatening behavior, No violations of an Order for Protection, No use or possession of firearms or dangerous weapons, No contact with victim(s), Patrick Finley. Lesa Kristine Jacobson, 42, Chatfield, Minn.; 11/23/2013, Unlawful Passing - Against Signs; Fees $140. Christopher Wayne Light, 23, Mabel, Minn.; 12/5/2013, Driver’s License - Driving After Suspension; Fees $290. 12/5/2013, Driver Must Carry Proof of Insurance When Operating Vehicle; Fees $200. Tyler Cody Mack, 18, Spring Valley, Minn.; 12/11/2013, Speeding - 64/55; Fees $130. Kathleen Marie Massman, 64, Clermont, Iowa; 12/10/2013, Duty to Drive with Due Care Speed Greater than Reasonable; Fees $130. David Floyd Matthees, 53, Crystal, Minn.; 6/6/2012, Receiving Stolen Property; Fine of $3,000 (stay $2,100 until 9/23/2015), Restitution $4,196.76, Restitution $1,152, Local confinement for 365 days (stay 345 days for two years, credit for time served of five days), Supervised probation for two years - Remain lawabiding, No same or similar, Chemical dependency evaluation/treatment, Aftercare, No

Spring Is Just Around The Corner! Time To Order Your Trees!

The Fillmore Soil And Water Conservation District (SWCD) has a great selection of potted and bare root trees and shrubs available for your spring planting needs, ranging in size from seedlings to 3 foot tall. Orders are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. Order forms are available on our website at or pick one up at the SWCD office at 900 Washington Street NW in Preston.

alcohol/controlled substance use, No possession of alcohol or drugs, Do not enter bars or liquor stores, Random testing, Submit to random searches, Advise Agent prior to changing employment and/or residence, No contact with victim(s), No contact with persons associated with illegal drugs. Justin Duane McFarland, 30, Austin, Minn.; 11/17/2013, Drugs - Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Use or Possession; Fees $140. 11/17/2013, Drugs - Possess/Sale Small Amount of Marijuana - No Remuneration; Fees $50. Theodore Allen Perzynski, 54, Eyota, Minn.; 6/23/2013, DWI - Operate Motor Vehicle Under Influence of Alcohol; Fine of $1,000 (stay $700), Local confinement for 90 days (stay 90 days for one year), Supervised probation for two years - No driving without insurance, have valid license to drive, Complete Chemical Assessment, follow all recommendations, Remain law-abiding, No Same or similar. Eli Dennis Swartzentruber, 22, Mabel, Minn.; 8/24/2013, DWI - Operate Motor Vehicle - Alcohol Concentration 0.08 Within 2 Hours; Fine of $1,000 (stay $700 until 11/26/2014), Local confinement for 90 days (stay 87 days for one year), Supervised probation for one year - Remain law-abiding, No Same or similar, No alcohol/ controlled substance use, No possession of alcohol or drugs, Random testing, No driving without insurance, must have valid license to drive, Submit to Chemical Testing, Do not enter bars or liquor stores. David Welford Williams, Jr., 72, Lanesboro, Minn.; 5/10/2011, Attorneys - Unauthorized Practice of Law; Fine of $1,000 (stay $700 until 12/17/2014), Local confinement for 90 days (stay 90 days for one year), Supervised probation for one year - No longer use the word Attorney at Law, not licensed to practice in Minnesota. Do not put on letter head, correspondence, etc., Remain law-abiding, No same or similar. Preston Police Department Lucretia Pauline Brehm, 75, Lanesboro, Minn.; 12/14/2013, Prohibitions; Stopping, Parking on Crosswalk; Fees $32. Jamie Lynn Darling, 22, Lanesboro, Minn.; 12/1/2013, Stopping/Standing/Parking Where Signs Prohibit Stopping; Fees $32. Morgan Haley Gjere, 20, Mabel, Minn.; 12/6/2013, Stopping/Standing/Parking Where Signs Prohibit Stopping; Fees $32. VSB Leasing LT, Oshkosh, Wis.; 11/30/2013, Stopping/ Standing/Parking Where Signs Prohibit Stopping; Fees $32. Minnesota State Patrol David Scott Beech, 25, Spring Grove, Minn.; 11/9/2013, Seat Belt Required - Driver and Passengers Must Use; Fees $115. Cassandra Marie Cody, 19, Spring Grove, Minn.;

The FCJ reaches over 12,000 household each week. 11/9/2013, Seat Belt Required - Driver and Passengers Must Use; Fees $115. Bryant Jacob Cox, 24, Decorah, Iowa; 11/14/2013, Seat Belt Required - Driver and Passengers Must Use; Fees $115. Demetrius Antonie Dunbar, 32, Spring Valley, Minn.; 11/18/2013, Driver’s License - Driving After Suspension; Fees $290. 11/18/2013, Driver Must Carry Proof of Insurance when Operating Vehicle; Fees $200. Rebecca Jean Halverson Lind, 43, Rushford, Minn.; 10/23/2013, Speeding - 65/55; Fees $130. Emily Megan Moen, 27, Cologne, Minn.; 11/27/2013, Seat Belt Required - Driver and Passengers Must Use; Fees $115. Marshall Cletus Oeltjen, 18, Spring Valley, Minn.; 12/1/2013, Speeding - 73/55; Fees $150. Lance Allen Papenfuss, 31, Harmony, Minn.; 10/23/2013, Seat Belt Required - Driver and Passengers Must Use; Fees $115. Maria Rothen, 34, Whalan, Minn.; 12/5/2013, Speeding 65/55; Fees $130. Janice Kathryn Sbiral, 66, Calamar, Iowa; 11/22/2013, Speeding - 50/40; Fees $130. Randall William Sullivan, 34, Decorah, Iowa; 11/13/2013, Speeding - 50/40; Fees $130. Rushford Police Department Barbara J. Dwyer, 56, Worth,

Ill.; 12/7/2013, Speeding 51/35; Fees $150. Bryce Emanuel Kokinos, 19, Rushford, Minn.; 10/13/2013, Trespass - School Property - within six months; Fine of $1,000 (stay $700 until 12/23/2014), Local confinement for 90 days (stay 90 days for one year), Supervised probation for one year - Remain law-abiding, No same or similar, Maintain employment and residence, Not be on Rushford School Property as notice states. Leland Morris Mickelson, 72, Rushford, Minn.; 9/25/2013, Motor Vehicle Registration Operate Unregistered Vehicle/ Without Plates Displayed on Public Street/Highway; Fees $190. Cody Darin Peterson, 20, Rushford, Minn.; 7/4/2013, DWI - Operate Motor Vehicle - Alcohol Concentration 0.08 Within 2 Hours; Fine of $1,000 (stay $700 until 12/2/2014), Local confinement for 90 days (stay 90 days for one year), Supervised probation for one year - Remain law-abiding, No same or similar, No alcohol/ controlled substance use, No possession of alcohol or drugs, Random testing, No driving without insurance, have valid license to drive, Do not enter bars or liquor stores, Complete Chemical Assessment, follow all recommendations as requested.


Hay & Straw

Monday, January 13, 2014 • noon

notE: SalE iS 2nd Monday of EaCH MontH

Sale Site: Preston dairy & farm of Canton 1/2 Mile west of Canton, Mn on Hwy 52

To Consign Hay or Straw or for more information: Call Don 507-743-2250 or Gehling Auction Company 507-765-2131 All hay must be on the lot by 5:00pm the Friday prior to the auction. Loader tractor will be onsite 1 week ahead of sale and 1 week after the sale. All round bales & big square bales must be unloaded. No Saturday, Sunday or Sale Day unloading. Loader fee is $1.00 per bale. Only small square bales will be sold on trailers or wagons but must be weighed empty and full. There will be no exceptions. or email

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Ventilation workshop for swine Environmental Quality producers Incentive Program (EQIP) By Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties The Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State University (ISUEO) Extension and Outreach are offering a ventilation workshop designed to help teach producers about the Jerrold Tesmer proper use of swine building ventilation equipment to improve pig well-being and minimize operating costs. The workshop is set for January 9 at the Featherlite Center, 220 7th Street West, in Cresco and will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jay Harmon, Iowa State University (ISU) agricultural and biosystems engineering professor, said, “‘Managing Your Unseen Employee: The Ventilation System’ is a series of three different workshops: Vent 101Basic Ventilation; Vent 201: Next Level Ventilation and Vent 301: Your Ventilation.” The January 9 workshop is a Vent 101 session that will teach how the pig is impacted by

ventilation, key components of ventilation systems, ventilation principles for moisture control and heat relief and how to identify and solve common ventilation problems and mistakes. In addition to classroom presentations, presenters will demonstrate ventilation principles by using a portable room equipped with single speed and variable speed fans, a variety of inlets and controllers. The ventilation trailer is a unique educational tool that provides participants hands-on experience with ventilation systems. Cost of the workshop is $60 per person. Participants will receive a course notebook with handouts and lunch is provided. Attendance is limited to 26, with a minimum of 10 registrations required to hold the workshop. Preregistration is required and will be available until the day before the workshop date, only if space remains. To pre-register, contact ISU Howard County Extension and Outreach at (563) 547-3001. For additional information, contact Mark Storlie at (563) 425-3331 or e-mail:

The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) offers cost share and incentive payments for landowners and producers adopting new conservation practices in their operations. The first 2014 scoring period will occur in December 2013 and rankings will take place until February 2014, so agricultural producers looking to solve natural resource problems on their farms should apply now for assistance through EQIP. Some of the practices available through EQIP again in 2014 will be: Grassed Waterways are a shaped or graded channel that is established with suitable vegetation to carry surface water at a non-erosive velocity to a stable outlet. They are used to help reduce gully erosion, which in HEL fields need to be controlled, and improve water quality. Cover Crops to reduce erosion from wind and water and to increase soil organic matter. The cost share ranges depending on the crop is $46 to $80 per acre. Cover crops offer a wide range of benefits: they trap nitrogen left behind by fertilizer in the field, which otherwise may be washed away over the winter. They conserve water, improve the quality of soil, suppress weeds, and control insect pests and ero-

sion. Cover crops can also provide an excellent source of animal feed during periods when drought has reduced forage. Prescribed Grazing involves better management and utilization of pasture forage so that it is more productive. Larger pastures are split into smaller “paddocks” so livestock graze more evenly and the other paddocks are allowed adequate time to recover. Cost share money is available for fenc-

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ing, waterlines, water tanks, and pasture planting. Cost Share rates are higher if you qualify as a Beginning Farmer/ Rancher, Limited Resource Farmer/ Rancher, and/or a Socially Disadvantaged Farmer/Rancher. These are just a few of the practices that we can provided technical assistance with. For more information on other practices available you can log onto gov or stop into our office at 413 Farmers St Box A, Preston, MN 55965. We can also be reached at 507.765.3878 Ext 3. The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Lanesboro Livewires 4-H CLub 34TH Annual

Oyster Stew & Chili Supper

Sunday, January 12, 2014 • 11am-5pm Lanesboro Community Center

Menu: Oyster Stew, Chili, Chicken Noodle Soup, Sandwiches, Desserts & Beverages.

Prices: Adults $6.00 Children 5-12 $3.00 ($1 more at the door) Come join us for a great evening and support your local 4-H

When you buy from a mom or pop business, you are not helping a ceo buy a third vacation home. you are helping a little girl get dance lessons, a little boy get his team jersey, a mom or dad put food on the table, a family pay a mortgage, or a student pay for college. our customers are our shareholders and they are the ones We strive to make happy. thank you for supporting small businesses!

SANDEN REALTY & AucTioNS 175.50 acres of good productive Fillmore County farm land in Norway Township. Approximately 165.35 acres tillable to be offered in two individual tracts. Major soils are tama and downs silt loams with overall PI of 85-90 with blacktop road access. These parcels would make a great addition to any farm operation.

Thursday, February 13, 2014 @ 2:00 PM

LoCATed: Rushford American Legion, 213 State Rd. 16, Rushford, MN 55971 PC #1: PC # 04.0127.000 - 75 acres in section 14 more or less W 1/2 NW 1/4 (exc 5.0 acres building site-subject to survey) - Tillable acres 70.46 - Borders Fillmore County Rd. #10 and State Highway #43 South of Bratsburg. PC #2: PC # 04.0128.000 Section 15 - e 87 AC of Ne 1/4 - Borders State Hwy #43 - West side south of Bratsburg. PC # 04.0084.000 Section 10 - 13.50 AC N 1/2 Se 1/4 Se 1/4 exc. 5.0 AC and exc 1.45 AC - Borders State Highway #43 and Fillmore County Rd. #10 west of Bratsburg. Total acreage of 100.50 acres with 93.48 acres tillable with 6.3 acres in CRP and MN/doT living snowfence agreement. View additional information on our web site: ALL AgReAgeS PeR FILLMoRe CouNTy ASSeSSoR dATA CRoPLANd ACReAge PeR FILLMoRe CouNTy FSA oFFICe dATA ReAL eSTATe TAxeS due ANd PAyABLe IN 2014 To Be PRoRATed To TIMe oF PoSSeSSIoN Terms: $50,000 down payment on each parcel auction day - Non-refundable if buyer(s) fail to close. The balance due and payable in full to seller on or before March 20, 2014 at which time buyer shall receive a clear marketable title and possession. Seller to furnish updated abstract. A 2% buyer premium will be added over and above final bid. This will equal the final contract price. All parcels sell in “as is” condition and with no contingencies whatsoever. All bidders/buyers must have financing in order. Any verbal announcements auction day takes precedence over print.

Attorney and closing agent for seller - Libera Knapp P.A. Winona, MN Jennifer Knapp: Ph 507-452-3246 For more information Ph 507-896-2586 or cell 507-450-6526 dolalie Family Trust II - Sellers Rita Kelly - Trustee Virginia overland - Trustee

SANdeN ReALTy ANd AuCTIoN, LLC HouSToN, MN 55943 Dennis Sanden - Auctioneer MN Lic #28-06-014 PH 507-896-2586 CELL 507-450-6526 Gary Sanden PH 507-894-4589 CELL 507-450-0574 Visit our web site @


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•Public Blood Pressure Clinic, 10-10:30am, Sylvan Manor, 503 Parkway Avenue, Lanesboro. •Public Blood Pressure Clinic, 10:3011am, Kenilworth Apartments, 503 Parkway Avenue, Lanesboro. •SEMCAC Senior Dining Bingo, 11am, Rushford Tenborg Center.* •Knit it Together, 3:30-4:30pm, Preston Public Library. Knitting for all levels.* •Bluff Country Toastmasters meet, 5:30pm, Spring Valley Public Library.* •Chatfield AA meets, 7:30pm in the Pio­neer Presbyterian Church, 206 Fillmore St., Chatfield.* •AA Closed Meeting, 8pm, Presbyterian Church, Mill St., Rushford.*

•Free Senior Coffee, 9am, Heritage Grove, Harmony.* •Public Blood Pressure Clinic, 9:3010:30am, Wykoff City Hall, 217 Gold Street North, Wykoff. •Story Hour, 11am, Harmony Public Library. No school, no story hour.* •Canton Senior Citizens meet, 1pm for cards and visiting, Canton Community Center.* •AA Class “Road’s Journey,” 8pm, 301 E. Franklin St., Spring Valley (a yellow house).*

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 8 •Spring Valley Area Foodshelf, 2-4pm, 1300 West Tracy Rd., Spring Valley.* •Free Community Dinner, 5:30pm, Lanesboro Local, 201 Parkway Ave. N, Lanesboro.* •VFW POST Meeting, 7pm, Spring Valley VFW Hall. •Trailbusters meeting, 7pm, Mabel American Legion, Mabel.

•Lanesboro AA Group, 8pm, Bethlehem Lutheran Church. For more info, call 507-251-1771 or 765-2518.*

SUNDAY, JAN. 12 •Fountain AA Group closed meeting, 7:30pm, Fountain Lutheran Church, south Main St. and Highway 52.*



•Community Coffee, 9am, Park Lane Estates, Preston.* •Public Blood Pressure Clinic, 10-10:30am, Cherrywood Estates, 101 & 105 Cherrywood Drive, Mabel, MN. Public Blood Pressure Clinic, 10:30FRIDAY, JAN. 10 11:15am at the Fire Hall, 109 North •Solo Friends over 50 Group, 6pm, Our Elm, Mabel. Saviors Lutheran Church, Spring Valley. •Preston Senior Dining, 11am, Chic’s For more info call 507-226-4595. Pizza Place & Restaurant, Preston. •Chatfield NA meeting, 7:30pm, •Public Blood Pressure Clinic, 1-3pm, Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 206 Fillmore County Public Health, 902 Fillmore St. Chatfield.* Houston Street NW, Preston, MN.* •Harmony AA Group, 8pm, Harmony •TOPS (take off pounds sensibly) Community Center. For more info call Meeting, Spring Valley Care Center 612-251-3822 or 507-272-2191* Activity Room. Weigh-in from 5:45-6pm, meeting from 6 to 6:45pm. Questions SATURDAY, JAN. 11 contact Judy at 507-346-2469.* •VFW Ladies Aux Meeting, 7pm, •Spring Valley Area Foodshelf, 9-11am, 1300 West Tracy Rd., Spring Valley, MN.* Spring Valley VFW Hall.

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Advocacy, information & assistance for victim/survivors of sexual assualt & other felony crimes. Community & professional education & consultation. Located in the Fillmore County Court House - Preston, MN

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Mon., Jan. 13 - Noon - Hay & Straw Auction. Sale Site: Preston Dairy & Farm of Canton. For more information contact Don at 507-743-2250 or Gehling Auction Co. 507-765-2131. Listing in the Journal. Thurs., Feb. 13 - 2pm - 175.50 acres of good productive Fillmore County farm land in Norway Township. Sale site at Rushford American Legion, 213 State Rd. 16, Rushford, MN. For more information contact Sanden Realty & Auctions at 507-896-2586 or online at Listing in the Journal.

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EMPLOYMENT Spring Valley Senior Living is hiring a PT LPN or RN for a .5 FTE overnight position. No weekends! Shift differentials offered. Send resume to Spring Valley Senior Living, Attn: HR, 800 Memorial Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975. Or email EOE. h6,13-o Spring Valley Senior Living is hiring PT CNA’s. Position is primarily evening shift with a few day shifts as well. Every other weekend worked required. Shift and weekend wage differentials offered! Send application or resume to Spring Valley Senior Living, Attn: HR, 800 Memorial Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975. Or email EOE. h6,13-o Spring Valley Senior Living is accepting applications in the Dietary department for a part-time evening dietary aides. To apply send application to Spring Valley Senior Living, Attn: HR, 800 Memorial Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975. Or e-mail EOE. h6,13-o Grain clerk/originator: FT position includes recordkeeping, communications, clerical tasks, grain accounting, reporting and marketing. Good communications and computer skills essential. Working knowledge of ag industry preferred. Excellent benefit package. Salary commensurate with experience. Inquire at Farmers Co-op Elevator in Rushford, 507-864-7733. Download job description and application at h6,13-o

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715 North Broadway (Home Federal Bldg.), Spring Valley, MN Email - 104 n. hudSon aVE., Spring VallEy $129,900

418 minnESota St., oStrandEr $59,500 4 bdrm 2 bath home. Same owner for over 60 years! Well maintained property with perm. siding, attached 2 car garage, alley access, front porch, side deck off formal dining area, built in corner hutches, main floor laundry, main floor bedroom and open staircase. This property is in great condition and ready to move in to. Great price and small town living!

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Interest rates are stIll Great!!! If you are thInkInG of buyInG or sellInG, noW Is the tIme! GIve me a call and put my experIence to Work for you!!! 78121 St. hwy 16, Spring VallEy $99,900

19679 690th St. Elkton $145,000

This amazing 3 bdrm 2 bath home is located in a beautiful established neighborhood. The main level has been renovated and remodeled w/ lower level partially finished. Appl's included. 2 car detached garage w/ workshop. Upstairs is a 1 bedroom 1 bath rental unit with eat in kitchen & living room. Have your renter pay part of your mortgage payment, taxes & insurance!


Affordable hobby farm with 5.06 acres. Conveniently located between Austin and Rochester in Elkton, MN. All set up for horses - fenced & pasture area with 84x48 shed with indoor riding arena with 14’ door. The house has 3 bdrms, full bath and updated furnace, hot water heater, new shingles 2004 & buried power line to house. If you're looking for a move in ready property, look no further! Reduced!

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xxx SamplE road, Spring VallEy $49,900

Approximately 1.88 Acres west of Spring Valley. Great location on hard surface road with many mature trees. Ranch style home with full lower level partially finished. Formal dining, eat in kitchen, main floor laundry and newer sunroom with in floor heat. The oversized 2 car garage. There is RV parking as well. The back yard is beautiful with all the trees and peaceful surroundings. Priced to sell! REDUCED!


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$179,900 702 viKing ave., laneSboro 3 large bedrooms • 2 full baths • Wood floors • Remodeled & updated • Maple cabinets • Master Bath & w/in closet • Formal Living Room • Formal Dining Room • Gas Fireplace • Private Patio • 840 sq ft garage • Vinyl siding • 2 city lots (.48/acre)

$149,900 189 blueJaCK lane Se, roCheSter 2 bedrooms • 3 baths • Open floor plan • Living room w/fireplace • Dining room • Master bath • Walk-in closet • 2-car garage • Dead end street




$129,900 212 franKlin St., preSton

Charming 2-Story • Completely Updated & Remodeled • 4 Bedrooms • Master Bath • New Kitchen w/maple cabinets • New Appliances • Wood Floors • Ceramic Tile • Built-in Hutch • Formal Living Room • Formal Dining Room • New Roof • Fenced Private Backyard • Large Deck • All Landscaped • Vinyl Siding • 2+ Garage • Lots of Character

22078 Cty road 20, preSton (greenleafton) 4 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Wood Floors • 9’ Ceilings • Large Corner Lot (0.41/Acre) • Across from church • Formal Living Room & Dining • Main Floor Laundry • New Furnace • New C/A • Enclosed Porch • Handicapped Accessible • Walk-up Attic




2103 Margaret St., Chatfield 2.8 Acres Surrounded by Woods • Private setting • 9’ & 10’ Ceilings • 2 Fireplaces • Wood Floors • Open Floor Plan • 1108 Sq Ft Heated 3-Car Garage • Open Staircase • Patio • Main Flr Laundry/Mudroom • Abundace of Wildlife

120 7th St. Se, Chatfield

704 Kenilworth ave., laneSboro

1-Level Living • 2 Bedrooms • New Flooring • Steel Siding • Large Corner Lot • Attached Garage • Mature Trees • Appliances Will Stay

3 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Wood Floors • Archways • High Ceilings • Block Exterior • 2 Car Garage


$440,000 26011 gladiola lane, laneSboro

Deer Ridge • Spectacular Home • Unique Floor Plan • 5 Bed • 4 Baths • In-Floor Heat In House & Garage • Western Cedar Ceilings • Hickory Floors • Family Room W/30’ Ceilings That 21559 Cty rd 102, Chatfield Includes Floor To Ceiling Windows To Enjoy 4.58 Aces • 3 Bedrooms • 2 Full Baths • Master Bath • Wonderful Scenery & Wildlife • Master Shower With Heated Floor • Must See New Cedar Siding • New Steel Roof • 2 New Decks • Remodeled Kitchen • Fireplace • Formal Living Room • Formal Dining Room • 32x30 Shed with Heated Shop • Wildlife • Scenery

Roxanne Johnson, Broker, ABR, CRS, GRI Cell: 507-458-6110 If you love older homes here it is! Original woodwork,9 ft. ceilings, pillars, decorative moldings, hardwood floors, and original cabinetry. Eat in kitchen, plus a large dining room with easy access to the 3 season porch. Main floor bedroom & bath. 3 bedrooms, den & full bath up, plus walk 210 Center St. W, HARMONY up. $89,900 225 5tH Ave. SE, HARMONY 2 bedroom Bungalow with high ceilings & open floor plan. Updated kitchen and bath, plus main floor laundry. Front enclosed 3 season porch. 2 car detached garage. Shingles on home in 2004, steel on garage 2012, perm siding, updated doors and windows. Move in ready! $64,900



313 Fillmore St. W PREStON

Craftsman style 3 bedroom home with original features. Open staircase, oak & maple hardwood floors, built in's, leaded glass window, and brick fireplace. Upstairs bedrooms all have wood floors, step in closets and built in drawers.

3 bedroom home with updated in 2007: kitchen, bath, siding, windows, shingles front porch. Main floor bed & bath. 2 214 N Elm St., & bedrooms up plus large storage room with MABEL potential to finish . Deck off kitchen. Det garage. Large lot. Wood floors everywhere but kitchen and bath. Worth a look! $58,900



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150 5 St. NE, HARMONY tH

Very well cared for 3 bedroom home on a wonderful lot with mature trees. Floor plan is well laid out with an open vaulted ceiling, in the living, dining & kitchen. Master bedroom with master bath. Detached super sized one car with heated workshop area. $59,500

400 Spring St. NW PREStON

3 bedroom home with open vaulted living areas. Updated kitchen, custom hickory cabinets, tile floors, center island. 1 1/2 bath, large office with egress window, plenty of storage. Heated 2 car att garage, fenced yard, and 3 season room. $95,000

2 bedroom home, updated on main floor including flooring, lighting, bathroom, furnace and window replacement in 2012. Full basement with laundry and storage. Large detached garage. Greenleafton offers affordable living with country views. $57,000




140 4tH St. SW, HARMONY

Quiet Location, this 2 story home is affordably price and offers some nice features such as an open staircase, hardwood flooring, main floor laundry and central air. Mature trees, on corner lot with generous sized 2 car garage.

1012 Washington St., PREStON

Starting up or slowing down. Well maintained 2 bedroom ranch home. Large kitchen and living room. Lower level has a family room area, den, storage, and work area. X-Large 1 car garage. Look today! $109,000

308 Fillmore St. W, PREStON

3 bedroom home with nicely updated kitchen. Eat in kitchen plus Formal dining room. Deck access from kitchen plus large screened porch. Spacious upstairs with family room and 3 bedrooms. Full bath on upper level. Nice backyard with alley access to garage.

Move in ready 3 Bedroom home. Vaulted ceilings in living room with cozy NG fireplace. Kitchen has newer countertops and sink, plus skylight for natural lighting. Lower level family room, exercise area, office/den, bath, laundry, and storage. Att garage. Semi-private back yard. $104,900

100 First Street S, CANtON

45742 Cty 29, MABEL

Quality built ranch home offers a picture perfect setting. Custom cabinets, floors, & millwork. Geothermal heat. Landscaped & cedar fencing. Detached multi 2 cars, shop & storage space, pole shed,& small barn. $250,000


CoMMerCial building - laneSboro Great opportunity to own large commercial 310 Maple St., laneSboro building in a high traffic area. Potential 3 Bedroom on main floor • Wheel Chair business could be retail, restaurant/bar, Assess. In-Floor Heat in House & Garage • 3 convenience store/grocery, crafts or many other uses. Can be divided off. $64,500 Baths • Main Floor Laundry • Fireplace

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

Nicely laid out 1 1/2 story home with 3 season porch. Main living areas are open and bright. Open staircase leads to 3 nice size bedrooms with large closets. Wood floors under carpets. Back covered deck. Det garage and garden space. $61,900

401 Hillcrest, LANESBORO 145 2ND Ave. SE, HARMONY

1920’s Bungalow with high ceilings, wood floors, and nice layout. Walk up attic area has been sheet rocked & offers additional space. Vinyl siding, shingles 3 yrs. Large 3 season front porch. Seller invites your offer. $41,900

15413 Cty 9, PREStON


107 SpruCe St Se., fountain Newer Home • 4 Bedroom • 3 Baths • Wood Floors • Master Bath • 6-Panel Doors • Heated 3 Car Garage • Large Deck • Large Bedroom • Vaulted Ceilings • Kitchen Nook & Bar • Maintenance Free Siding • Dead End Street • Backs up to the Park

400 Dupont St. LANESBORO 10277 Cty 116, GRANGER

Investment property - this affordable 2 bedroom home offers efficient living, near the Upper Iowa River and miles of snowmobile trails, with 2 car garage. Seller had tiled around perimeter, new furnace in 2007 and updated septic. $48,000



510 Main Ave N, HARMONY

This property has a good sized 3 bedroom home with open floor plan. Attached 2 car garage and storage shed. Home sold ‘’AS IS’’, cash or qualified conventional loan letters must accompany all offers. Proceeds to be given to Harmony Area Community Foundation. $25,000

New Construction 2013 - Cottage Style Living. Mocha birch cabinets, granite counter with breakfast bar, engineered hardwood flooring. 9 x 16 deck with a beautiful view. Laundry & storage areas in the lower level. $69,900

A great opportunity for you to finish the interior to your liking. This home is at the sheet-rocked and wired stage with bathrooms roughed in. Super location on top of Church Hill. This tri-plex offers a wonderful opportunity for a get away or a full time home in Lanesboro.$98,500

XXX 3RD Ave SE, HARMONY Lots for Sale Harmony's newest subdivision, with country views and city utilities at an affordable price. No building permit fees or connection fees in 2013! Harmony is a super place to live, offering the quality lifestyle of a small town, with a thriving business district, clinic & health care facilities. $14,900/each



1022 Victory Ave, CRESCO

Home is being sold ''As Is''. Nice sized home with potential located near Upper Iowa River. Eat in kitchen, with open living and dining. Open staircase leading to 3 bedrooms with oak floors and full bath upstairs. Steel roof and deck are 3 years old. Shingles done in 2013.

118 Main St. S, MABEL Property is in good condition with updates. Retail & office space. 2 parking spaces on property. Public parking front side of building. Full kitchen, laundry, & full bath onsite. Opportunity for landlord or supplementing your own business with additional income. $68,000


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PUBLIC NOTICES STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF FILLMORE DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 23-PR-13-899 Estate of Marjorie Mary Horihan, Decedent. NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND INFORMAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is given that an Application for Informal Probate of Will and Informal Appointment of Personal Representative was filed with the Registrar, along with a Will dated July 10, 1998 and Codicil dated December 2, 2009. The Registrar accepted the application and appointed John Horihan of 33460 Gaelic Road, Lanesboro MN 55949 and Richard Horihan of PO Box 334, 18 Beacon St., Lanesboro MN 55949 to serve as co-personal representatives of the decedent’s estate. Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representatives. Any objection to the appointment of the personal representatives must be filed with the Court, and any properly filed objection will be heard by the Court after notice is provided to interested persons of the date of hearing on the objection. Unless objections are filed, and unless the Court orders otherwise, the personal representatives have the full power to administer the estate, including, after thirty (30) days from the issuance of letters testamentary, the power to sell. encumber, lease, or distribute any interest in real estate owned by the decedent. Notice is further given that, subject to Minn. Stat. § 524.3-801, all creditors having claims against the decedent’s estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court within four (4) months after the date of this notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: December 27, 2013 /s/ James D. Attwood Registrar James D. Attwood Court Administrator Luhmann Law, LLC Dwight D. Luhmann MN #0300238 PO Box 87 Preston, MN 55965 t: 507-216-6622 f: 507-216-6033 e-mail: Publish 6, 13 STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF FILLMORE DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 23-PR-13-901 Estate of Beatrice A. Brose, a/k/a Betty A. Brose, Decedent. NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND INFORMAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is given that an Application for Informal Probate of Will and Informal Appointment of Personal Representative was filed with the Registrar, along with a Will dated April 3, 1998, and a Separate Writing pursuant to Minn. Stat. 524.2-513 dated October 8, 2001. The Registrar accepted the application and appointed Elizabeth Johnson, whose address is 26083 Gladiola Lane, Lanesboro, Minnesota 55949, to serve as the Personal Representative of the decedent’s estate. 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. Any objection to the appointment of the Personal Representative must be filed with the Court, and any properly filed objection will be heard by the Court after notice is provided to interested persons of the date of hearing on the objection. Unless objections are filed, and unless the Court orders otherwise, the Personal Representative has the full power to administer the estate, including, after thirty (30) days from the issuance of Letters Testamentary, the power to sell, encumber, lease or distribute any interest in real estate owned by the decedent. Notice is further given that, subject to Minn. Stat. 524.3-801, all creditors having claims against the decedent’s estate are required to present the claims to the Personal Representative or to the Court within four (4) months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred. /s/ James D. Attwood Registrar Attorney for Personal Representative Laurel Mohan Libera Knapp, P.A. 125 Center Street Winona, MN 55987 (507) 452-3246 Attorney License No.: 0391347 Publish 6, 13


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STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF FILLMORE CONDEMNATION IN DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No. 23 -CV-13-760 State of Minnesota, by its Commissioner of Transportation, Petitioner, vs. Unknown heirs of Ingeborg Soma, deceased, et al. Respondents. IN THE MATTER OF THE CONDEMNATION OF CERTAIN LANDS FOR TRUNK HIGHWAY PURPOSES NOTICE To the Respondents hereinabove named: You, and each of you, are hereby notified that on February 18, 2014, at 2:00 o’clock PM., or as soon thereafter as counsel can be heard, before Judge Matthew J. Opat, in the Courthouse at Preston, Fillmore County, Minnesota, the above named petitioner will present to the above named Court a petition now on file herein for the condemnation of certain lands for trunk highway purposes. A copy of said petition is attached hereto and incorporated herein. YOU, AND EACH OF YOU, ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED, That at the above time and place the above-named petitioner will also move the court for an order transferring title and possession to petitioner of the parcels described in the petition in accordance with Minn. Stat. §117.042, as of March 25, 2014. YOU, AND EACH OF YOU, ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED, that all persons occupying the property described in the petition must VACATE THE PREMISES AND MOVE ALL OF YOUR PERSONAL PROPERTY FROM SAID PREMISES ON OR BEFORE MARCH 25, 2014. All advertising signs or devices located on the property being acquired must be removed by March 25, 2014. YOU, AND EACH OF YOU, ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED, that (1) a party wishing to challenge the public use or public purpose, necessity, or authority for a taking must appear at the court hearing and state the objection or must appeal within 60 days of a court order; and (2) a court order approving the public use or public purpose, necessity, and authority for the taking is final unless an appeal is brought within 60 days after service of the order on the party. Dated: November 20, 2013 OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL State of Minnesota /s/ Natasha Karn Assistant Attorney General Atty. Reg. No. 0331144 445 Minnesota Street, Suite 1800 St. Paul, MN 55101-2134 (651) 757-1492 (Voice) (651) 282-2525 (TTY) ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF FILLMORE CONDEMNATION IN DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT State of Minnesota, by its Commissioner of Transportation, Petitioner, vs. Unknown heirs of Ingeborg Soma, deceased, Benjamin H. Taylor, Darla M. Taylor, Unknown heirs of Kari Taylor, deceased, Unknown heirs of Harlin Taylor, deceased, Lewis Taylor, Monica Taylor, Edward Taylor, Verna Taylor, Signe Young, Harold Young, Ellen Running, Hans Running, Alice Frydenlund, Kent Frydenlund, Kay Taylor, Unknown heirs of Anna Boyum, Elizabeth Spohr, Charles Spohr, Kari Ellen Gramith, John Gramith, Peter Boyum, Carol Boyum, Paul Boyum, Pam Boyum, State of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, County of Fillmore, City of Lanesboro, Trent Olson, Tracy A. Olson, Reid Olson, a minor, Peyton Olson, a minor, also all other persons unknown claiming any right, title, estate, interest or lien in the real estate described in the Petition herein, Respondents. IN THE MATTER OF THE CONDEMNATION OF CERTAIN LANDS FOR TRUNK HIGHWAY PURPOSES PETITION To the District Court above named the State of Minnesota brings this Petition and respectfully states and alleges: I. That Trunk Highway numbered 16, being Route numbered 9, has been located, according to law and passes over the lands herein described. That it is duly covered by Temporary Trunk Highway Order numbered 1831 and Supplemental Temporary Trunk Highway Orders numbered 93917 and 93918. II. That the Commissioner of Transportation deems it necessary that the State of Minnesota for trunk highway purposes obtain the lands herein described in fee simple absolute, together with the following rights: to acquire a temporary easement in those cases which are herein particularly mentioned. It is the intention of the above-named petitioner to move the court for an order authorizing the Court Administrator to accept and deposit in an interest bearing account payments from the petitioner to the court pursuant to Minnesota statutes. Further, it is the intention of the above-named petitioner to move the court for an order transferring title and possession of the parcels herein described, prior to the filing of an award by the court appointed commissioners, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes §117.042. The petitioner reserves its right to recover costs of clean up and testing and all other damages arising from the presence of pollutants, contaminants, or hazardous materials on the property described herein, from all potential responsible parties, including respondents herein where appropriate, in a separate legal action to the extent permitted by law. III. That the following described lands in these proceedings taken are situated in Fillmore County, Minnesota; that the names of all persons appearing of record or known to your petitioner to be the owners of said lands or interested therein, including all whom you~ petitioner has been able by investigation and inquiry to discover, together with the nature of the ownership of each, as nearly as can be ascertained, are as follows: FEE ACQUISITION Parcel 215B C.S. 2304 (16=9-25) S.P. 2304-45RW That part of Tract A described below: Tract A. That part of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 24, Township 103 North, Range 10 West, Fillmore County, Minnesota, lying north and west of Duschee Creek; which lies within a distance of 60 feet southeasterly (measured at right angles) of Line 1 described below: Line 1. Commencing at a point on the south line of Section 23, Township 103 North, Range 10 West, distant 1321.3 feet west of the southeast corner thereof; thence northeasterly at an angle of 41 degrees 51 minutes from said south section line (measured from east to north) for 20 feet, more or less, to the west line of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of said Section 23; thence continue on the last described course for 422.0 feet; thence deflect to the right on an 08 degree curve with a delta angle of 34 degrees 00 minutes and a radius of 716.78 feet for 425.0 feet; thence on tangent to said curve for 386.6 feet to the point of beginning of Line 1 to be described; thence deflect to the left on a 06 degree curve with a delta angle of 37 degrees 26 minutes and a radius of 955.37 feet for 623.9 feet; thence on tangent to said curve for 994.5 feet and there terminating; containing 0.03 acre, more or less, of which 0.01 acre is encumbered by an existing highway easement. Names of parties interested in the above described land and nature of interest: Unknown heirs of Ingeborg Soma, deceased Record Fee Benjamin H. Taylor Claimant of Fee Darla M. Taylor Unknown heirs of Kari Taylor, deceased Claimant of an Interest Unknown heirs of Harlin Taylor, deceased Lewis Taylor Monica Taylor Edward Taylor Verna Taylor



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Signe Young Harold Young Ellen Running Hans Running Alice Frydenlund Kent Frydenlund Kay Taylor Unknown heirs of Anna Boyum Elizabeth Spohr Charles Spohr Kari Ellen Gramith John Gramith Peter Boyum Carol Boyum Paul Boyum Pam Boyum State of Minnesota Easement Department of Natural Resources County of Fillmore Taxes FEE ACQUISITION Parcel 218A C.S. 2304 (16=9-25) S.P. 2304-45RW That part of Tract A described below: Tract A. That part of the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 24, Township 103 North, Range 10 West, Fillmore County, Minnesota, which is bounded on the east by Lots 36 and 37, Block 62, First Addition to the Village of Lanesboro, and which is bounded on the west by Trunk Highway No. 16; which lies within a distance of 33 feet easterly (measured at right angles) of Line 1 described below: Line 1. Commencing at a point on the south line of Section 23, Township 103 North, Range 10 West, distant 1321.3 feet west of the southeast corner thereof; thence northeasterly at an angle of 41 degrees 51 minutes from said south section line (measured from east to north) for 20 feet, more or less, to the west line of the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of said Section 23; thence continue on the last described course for 422.0 feet; thence deflect to the right on an 08 degree curve with a delta angle of 34 degrees 00 minutes and a radius of 716.78 feet for 425.0 feet; thence on tangent to said curve for 386.6 feet; thence deflect to the left on a 06 degree curve with a delta angle of 37 degrees 26 minutes and a radius of 955.37 feet for 623.9 feet; thence on tangent to said curve for 1487.5 feet; thence deflect to the left on an 08 degree curve with a delta angle of 54 degrees 34 minutes and a radius of 716.78 feet for 682.1 feet; thence on tangent to said curve for 74.9 feet to the point of beginning of Line 1 to be described; thence continue on the last described course for 182.0 feet; thence deflect to the right on a 12 degree curve with a delta angle of 36 degrees 00 minutes and a radius of 478.34 feet for 300.0 feet; thence on tangent to said curve for 435.8 feet; thence deflect to the left on a 20 degree curve with a delta angle of 47 degrees 57 minutes and a radius of 287.94 feet for 239.8 feet and there terminating; together with that part of Tract A hereinbefore described, adjoining and easterly of the above described strip, which lies within a distance of 50 feet easterly (measured at right angles) of the following described line: From the point of beginning of Line 1 described above, run northerly along said Line 1 for 845.0 feet and there terminating; also together with that part of Tract A hereinbefore described, adjoining and easterly of the last above described strip, which lies within a distance of 70 feet easterly (measured at right angles) of the following described line: From the point of termination of the last above described line, run southerly along said line for 85 feet and there terminating; containing 0.43 acre, more or less, of which 0.30 acre is encumbered by an existing highway easement; also a right to use the following described strips for highway purposes, which right shall cease on December 1, 2015, or on such earlier date upon which the Commissioner of Transportation determines by formal order that it is no longer needed for highway purposes: A strip being that part of Tract A hereinbefore described, adjoining and easterly of the second and third above described strips, which lies within a distance of 85 feet easterly (measured at right angles) of the following described line: From the point of beginning of the last above described line, run southerly along Line 1 described above for 145.0 feet and there terminating; A strip being that part of Tract A hereinbefore described, adjoining and easterly of the first above described strip and adjoining and northerly of the second, third and fourth above described strips, which lies westerly of the following described line: From the most easterly corner of the last above described strip, run northwesterly to a point distant 33 feet easterly (measured at right angles) of a point on Line 1 described above, distant 875.0 feet northerly of its point of beginning (measured along said Line 1); containing 0.10 acre, more or less. Names of parties interested in the above described land and nature of interest: City of Lanesboro Fee Trent Olson Claimant of Fee Tracy A. Olson Reid Olson, a minor Peyton Olson, a minor WHEREFORE, Your petitioner prays that commissioners be appointed to appraise the damages which may be occasioned by such taking, and that such proceedings may be had herein as are provided by law. Dated: November 8, 2013 Respectfully submitted, OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL State of Minnesota /s/ Natasha Karn Assistant Attorney General Atty. Reg. No. 0331144 445 Minnesota Street, Suite 1800 St. Paul, MN 55101-2134 (651) 757-1492 (Voice) (651) 282-2525 (TTY) ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER This instrument was drafted by the State of Minnesota, Department of Transportation, Legal and Property Management Unit, M.S. 632 St. Paul, Minnesota 55155-100458 MINN. STAT. § 549.211 ACKNOWLEDGMENT The party or parties on whose behalf the attached document is served acknowledge through their undersigned counsel that sanctions may be imposed pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 549.211. Dated: November 8, 2013 OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL State of Minnesota /s/ Natasha Karn Assistant Attorney General Atty. Reg. No. 0331144 445 Minnesota Street, Suite 1800 St. Paul, MN 55101-2134 (651) 757-1492 (Voice) (651) 282-2525 (TTY) A DORNEY FOR PETITIONER Publish 6, 13, 20

Carrolton Township Notice Meeting Date Change Carrolton Township will meet on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Carrolton Town Hall. Luanne Storelee Clerk Publish30, 6

Forestville Town Board Notice of audit Forestville Town Board will hold the Board of Audit meeting on February 11, 2014, at 7:30pm at the Forestville Town Hall. Connie Morger Clerk Publish6,13

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FOR SALE: 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix. Fully loaded. V8 3000 super charged. 103,000 miles, leather, sunroof, 4 door, multi-change CD player. $9,000 or best offer. Call 507-398-5603. Leave message. a16tfn-x

Vacancies The City of Lanesboro is seeking qualified candidates to fill two vacancies; one on the Historic Preservation Commission and one on the Economic Development Authority Commission. Interested candidates should apply in person at City Office by submitting a city application, letter of interest, and/or resume. Applications can be picked up at City Hall located at 202 Parkway Avenue South, Lanesboro, MN 55949. Applications must be submitted by February 1st, 2014. Questions can be directed to David Todd, City Administrator or Michele Peterson, Deputy Clerk by calling 507-467-3722. Publish 6, 13, 20, 27


Chatfield - 2 bedroom twin home w/basement and attached garage. $750/ month plus utilities. NS, NP, Ref. required. Available February 1. Tim 507259-9110. r16tfn-o Large lot in New Horizon Trailer Park in Preston. Available Immediately. 765-2131 or 1-800-770-0347. r10/5tfno Need to store snowmobiles, a classic car, or a boat? Do you need storage while in the process of moving? Space is available for rent in a building located in Preston. Call 507-251-5297. r28tfn- x

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Knights news Way to go FFA Members Congratulations to our FFA members who recently participated in the U of M Winter Invitational. On December 12, students traveled to the cities to compete, bringing back some high honors. Hannah placed 1st in her room for the Job Interview CDE and Valerie placed 2nd in her room for Public Speaking. Several teams also placed well that day, including the Nursery Landscape team that placed 2nd.

Pie for a Cause. In early December the Elementary worked together to raise funds for the Kiwanis to support the local Salvation Army. In the season of giving, students raised nearly $600. Throughout the week, staff and students dressed up for theme days, held a door decorating contest and brought in pocket change to fill donation jars. Ms. Thalmann’s class raised the most funds, and in turn, her students got to give her and Principal Priebe a pie to the face.

ag students and pals Before Winter Break, ag students took time to teach their younger “PALS” about trees and their role in agriculture. The members informed students about their many benefits, and also took time to make a craft featuring the evergreen tree. They created festive centerpieces that spruced up the classrooms and offices throughout the building.

On December 17th the café was filled with students, dads, and grand-dads, eager to read a book over breakfast. The annual event hosted by Title I instructor Mrs. Campbell, filled the entire café to the brim. Students shared their favorite stories, while adults got to enjoy their company and a yummy breakfast. The event draws more and more readers each year! For more information on upcoming school events please go to

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