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Public hearing set for CSAH 17 project By K aren R eisner

Front Row (L to R) Ashley Brown, Kallie Carlson, Kate Klungtvedt, Brittany Kuss, April Stone, Bailey Bestul, Nell Himlie, Brook Bestul, Ethan Bergen, Mary Kate Buege, Tovah Schroeder. Back Row (L to R) Forrest Musselman, Taylor Williams, Lauren Hadley, Hannah Kopperud, Luke Eide, Kate Mackenzie, Elizabeth Wick, Emma Malone, Hannah Boyum, Salinah Ritter. Photo submitted

Rushford-Peterson OneAct Play state bound again By K irsten Zoellner

Picture this: An egotistical high school drama director forces his students to do a cutting from the play “Equus”, the 1973 play by Peter Shaffer, for the Minnesota State High School League competition. Rebellious at this insistence, the students buck his direction, deciding instead to attempt to disqualify themselves in the first level of competition. Doesn’t that just sound like the most intriguing play ever? Following an impressive ride over the years, the RushfordPeterson One-Act team is back up on top and headed to the

big competition again after taking first place in section competition February 1. This year’s production, “Anti-Play”, was written and directed by Forrest Musselman, R-P theatre and English teacher. Musselman has published 19 plays professionally and has seen three original productions head to state competition. The most recent was “A Deep, Poetic Journey Into Something” in 2011 and “Chipped in 1998”. “This play is fun for myself and the other veterans in the cast because it is something we’ve joked about doing for years,” notes senior Kate Mackenzie, a six-year one-act veteran who plays the role of ‘Barb.’ “Pretending to break all

the rules is a treat to all who are aware of some of the absurd rules in the one-act play competitions.” “I’ve been doing one-act plays since 7th grade and I think we all became more emotionally connected to the play this year because Mr. Musselman wrote it,” adds junior Hannah Kopperud, a five-year veteran playing the narrator, ‘Marcie.’ “This experience is definitely something we’ll never forget.” Freshman Bailey Bestul takes on the role of the pompous director. The talented cast also includes Ashley Brown, Kallie Carlson, Kate Klungtvedt, Brittany Kuss, See ONE-ACT Page 3 

Possible assessment levels were discussed concerning the CSAH 17 project at the Preston City Council’s February 3 meeting. Mayor Kurt Reicks was absent. Fillmore County has proposed the rehabilitation and/or reconstruction of the portion of CSAH 17 between Fillmore Street and the south bridge within the city of Preston. The project is to include curb and gutter and pedestrian ramps, driveway aprons, and portions of adjacent sidewalks. At the Main Street intersection pedestrian ramps will be constructed with bump-outs to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The council adopted a resolution ordering the feasibility study. City Administrator Joe Hoffman explained that the county will pay half of the cost of the sidewalks that have to be cut back and replaced. The council could decide to assess all of the other

half to property owners. Curb and gutter is usually assessed 40 percent to the property owner with the city paying the other 60 percent. Because the county will pay 50 percent on this project, the city could be responsible for only 10 percent with the rest being assessed to property owners. The total project cost is roughly estimated to be $200,000 with the city’s portion being nearly $50,000 ($21,631 for sidewalks and $27,873 for curb and gutter). A resolution to accept the feasibility study and call for a public hearing to be held on February 18 in the city council chambers at 6 p.m. was approved. Other business in brief •Ron Schrier, representing the Fire Relief Association, asked the council to ratify the decision to increase the Fire Department Retirement from $1,300 to $1,500 per year of service. It has not been increased since 2007. See PRESTON Page 3 

Rushford Peterson Valley brand takes hold with Chamber

Chamber of Commerce at its annual meeting February 1. “This is a big deal,” enthused Last June, a welcoming brand chamber president Doug set root in three communi- Botcher. Latching onto the new ties: Rushford, Peterson, and brand, the chamber feels it will Rushford Village. In just shy create a larger presence, memoof eight months, the brand has rability in peoples’ minds, for been embraced by businesses, the community. Additionally, organizations, residents, and lowering marketing expense and now, the local chamber of com- less consumer risk are widely merce. In a much-anticipated resulted with a known commumove, the former Rushford nity brand. Other key benefits Area Chamber of Commerce noted include consumer loyalty, unanimously adopted the name See R-P VALLEY Page 18  of Rushford Peterson Valley By K irsten Zoellner


Gopher News

February 2014

The Chatfield FFA Advanced Parliamentary Procedure Team presented a mock meeting at the January 21st school board meeting. Members include; Noah Fenske, Jessica Fenske, Abby Hopp, Jessi Nisbit, Kaytlin Martin and Danielle Wright. They are preparing for competition. Good luck!

Congratulations to Head Girls Basketball Coach Brian Baum on reaching the 300 win milestone on January 20, 2014, with a victory over Rushford-Peterson. Well done!

The Rochester Amateur Sports Commission named our Gophers as Team of the Year at a banquet at the Mayo Civic Center!! A tremendous honor for the team and coaches given the quality of the finalists. Great showing of support by all from Chatfield who attended. Congratulations!! The team is pictured with the legendary wrestler and coach Dan Gable who was the guest speaker.

Congrats Nate Skare! Nate Skare scores his 1,000th point last night. He is one of only a handful of boys basketball players to do that in school history. Congrats Nate! Go Gophers!

DAughterS Of AfriCA

The Chatfield Diversity Council sponsored Mixed Blood Theatre’s play today “Daughters of Africa” with actress Thomasina Petrus. Mixed Blood Theatre is a professional company from Minneapolis promoting successful pluralism and individual equality through artistic excellence. In the picture, Ms. Petrus is surrounded by the Diversity Council members.

One Act Play advanced to Sections! The Chatfield High School Drama Department’s “Mirrors,” a dramatic one-act play advanced to sections at WSU. Congrats to the competitors and Tony Cole!!

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Spelling Bee Results: Madison Collett 1st place, Katie Ihrke 2nd place, and Kamrynn Westphal 3rd place.

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The 4-6th Graders put on a very nice concert on January 30, 2014. Great job students, Mrs. Narveson, Ms. Jablonksi, and Ms. Ahl!

Check out a link on the Chatfield Public School Facebook page to see two stories that just came out this week in the Jan/Feb MVP Magazine. This is SE Minnesota’s premier high school sports magazine. One is an interview with Coach Jeff Johnson about the state c h ampio nship. The other is an interview with Craig Manahan about CCTV. Great local press! Thank you MVP!

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When firefighters retire, they can receive a lump sum payment for each year of service. They are vested after 10 years at 50 percent. Hoffman explained that the state has a formula setting limits for relief organizations on the amount of retirement that they can have. Schrier noted that the state could allow them to do up to $2,300. Hoffman said if the organization’s investments do well, the city may not have to provide a lot of aid. Schrier said they had $335,000 at the end of 2013 with total liabilities of $327,000. The proposal for an increase in Fire Department Retirement was approved. •Cathy Enerson, EDA Director, explained that the EDA board has recommended the continuation of the Housing Incentive for 2014 with no changes from 2013. There were two new houses started in Preston in 2013. Incentives are for new construction (limit of three applications), existing housing for new residents (limit of three), and rehabilitation (limit

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of three). The EDA board recommended an amendment to the EDA involving loan fund policies. Additional language was added stating that “gap financing for building purchases is reserved for building owners that intend on using the building for their own business and not for speculation or to sub lease the building.” The guidelines were approved with this additional clarifying language. •Recommendations from the Fire Department for fire department officers were confirmed (Dave Keene as Fire Chief and Josh Ristau as Assistant Chief). •Ambulance Director Ryan Throckmorton reported the write-offs for 2012 and 2013. For 2013 $42,642.06 will be written off. This is the difference between what is charged (the standard rates) and what private insurers or Medicare/Medicaid reimburse for a call. Uncollected accounts for 2012 result in writeoffs in the amount of $3,605.81. These are debts unlikely to be collected, but it does not forgive the debt and collections can be pursued. Throckmorton noted they expect to write-off about 20

percent each year. The write-offs were accepted as presented. •A $100 donation to the PostProm Committee was approved. The city has made the same donation for the last five years toward a safe and organized post-prom activity. •There was a continued discussion on the city’s fee schedule, specifically the fee for sanding parking lots. The cost for sanding is mostly due to time and equipment and not the amount of sand. It was decided the current rates are fair and reasonable. No changes were made to the fee schedule. •The next meeting of the Trout Days Committee will be on February 5, 6 p.m. at B & B Bowl. •In a letter George Spangler provided updates on the National Trout Center. In 2013 the NTC received direct public support in the amount of $14,201 and it had a total of $1,650 in retail sales. There were 1,710 visitors in 2013 which is double the number of visitors in 2012. The NTC will pay an unexpected expense in the fourth quarter for unemployment insurance for last year’s program director. Spangler was present at the meeting.



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April Stone, Nell Himlie, Brook Bestul, Ethan Bergen, Mary Kate Buege, Tovah Schroeder, Taylor Williams, Lauren Hadley, Luke Eide, Elizabeth Wick, Emma Malone, Hannah Boyum, and Salinah Ritter. R-P has been successful in OneAct competition and Musselman attributes it to his students’ work ethics and putting forth the best show they can. “They are a very competitive group and they’ve been at it long enough to know each year is a new year and they have to put in 110 percent to make good things happen. The older students are great about passing this work ethic on to the younger kids coming into the program.” “Being in the one-act play is one of the best decisions I’ve made for my high school career,” adds junior Wick, a five-year veteran who plays the role of ‘Olivia.’ “Not only have I become a better public speaker, but I’ve gained another family. I love every person in this play and I am so incredibly proud of what we’ve accomplished.” “We are excited to have our OAP (One Act Play) participants qualify for the State Festival this year,” adds R-P Superintendent

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Chuck Ehler and High School Principal Jake Timm collectively. “It’s an awesome accomplishment and a thrill for our students and Mr. Musselman to achieve this level of success. They have instilled in one another a tradition and expectation of success in our program. Mr. Musselman has done an outstanding job of building a culture of high expectations of success, not only of the students, but of himself as well. Mr. Musselman is a very gifted writer and playwright and we commend him for the work he puts in the writing, directing and performances.” “We are grateful that our students have and continue to embrace our school motto; “Always Our Best!” They are great ambassadors for the world of drama and our school district,” they continue. The team will compete February 14 at 11 a.m. at St. Catherine’s University, in St. Paul, Minn. Scheduled third out of the competing eight schools, R-P will perform for the chance to earn a starred production. If they receive the rating from two of the three judges, the highest honor, an additional trophy will be awarded. A free public showing of AntiPlay will be held Tuesday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Rushford-Peterson High School Theater.

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C ommentary A view of liberalism By Stan Gudmundson I do not care for liberalism. Not at all. Not because motives of liberals are bad, but because their premises for and “solutions” to supposed problems are repeatedly just wrong, and, far too often, result in absolute disasters. Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society is a great examCol. Stan ple in not just Gudmundson one area but in many. That effort, for instance, helped spawn a race-industry that has done little to solve the problems of minorities but has allowed racebaiters like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton to stay on center-stage and make a nice living. Moreover, our whole society is permeated with divisive initiatives, malemployment and wasteful spending on multi-cultural programs, diversity plans, affirmative action efforts, fairness initiatives, and so on. They rely on a premise that is factually incorrect and results in efforts that do more harm than good. That premise is that our society is permeated with racism. To liberals that requires all sorts of twisted efforts to compensate for that racism. Underlying all of this, is the notion that minorities don’t have the ability to succeed on their Kingsland School District... To the Editor, The publisher of the Fillmore County Journal, Jason Sethre, had a very good article in the January 20th edition. It was an interview with John McDonald, the superintendent for the Kingsland School District and it was related to the closing of the Wykoff building. This, and a previous letter by Lynn Kidd, former Wykoff school board member, has raised some alarms Editorial Cartoon

own and need outside help. In other words, minorities are victims and, worse, are probably intellectually inferior. Hispanic and black Americans for example, have academic scores and achievement levels that are lower than they are for Caucasians or Asians. Is this caused by racism? And are minorities really less intelligent? If you are a liberal you probably conclude that that is absolutely true for the first question and very probable for the second. Tom Sowell recently wrote a fascinating piece about recent research in England. Researchers there did a study of the academic achievement of children eligible for free lunch programs. 60 percent of one group met standards, less than 50 percent of another group did, and 30 percent of a third group met standards. If you buy into liberal’s noxious racist society theory you would likely conclude that 60 percent of Caucasians met standards, 50 percent of immigrant Muslim children from Bangladesh and Pakistan met standards, and only 30 percent of the black immigrant children from Africa and the Caribbean did. And that is exactly what researchers found is it not? Wrong. Immigrant children from Bangladesh and Pakistan and from black Africa were at the top. Next? Black children from the Caribbean. And at the bottom? for me about this deal. Apparently a committee was formed to study and review closing the Wykoff school and build a new one in Spring Valley. Cost would range from 7 to 17 million dollars. Correct me if I’m wrong, but aren’t we only a fourth of the way to paying off the last 13 million dollar building we put up in Spring Valley? Those supporters who pushed that through distinctly said, “if we build it they will come”, meaning more

White English children. This severely undercuts the ridiculous notion that some races of people are intellectually superior to other races. And, ridiculous too, are the theories of the liberals and race-baiters in the US. Along with their “solutions.” As is the English approach as well. Tom Sowell asks a fundamentally important question. What is the common thread between US and English concepts of disparate achievement? In America the purported cause of achievement differences is supposed to be race. In England, the supposed cause is, believe it or not, class. On both sides of the Atlantic, liberal “intellectuals” push the victimhood ideology, the idea that it’s not their fault, they need help, our help. This excuse doesn’t work and it never will. As a matter of fact, convincing people they are victims just makes things worse. Far, far worse. But we’ve come such a long, long way some might contend. In some areas, yes, but in others no. As Dr. Sowell writes, “Back in the 1940s, before the vast expansion of the welfare state and the ideology of victimhood used to justify it, there was no such gap on test scores between black schools in Harlem and white, working class schools on New York’s Lower East Side”. His buddy Walter Williams, who also has a PhD in economics, says that he is glad he got his degrees before blacks became popular. He could use no excuses and wasn’t

treated differently because the standards then were the same for everyone. What to do? We should no longer document, judge, or provide so-called remedies for anyone irrespective of tint, hue, etc. other than pursuing what Martin Luther King hoped for. That people be judged solely on the content of their character. Everywhere and in everything. Another goofy leftist notion contends that some people have won “life’s lottery.” This idea undercuts and diminishes achievement and the very, very hard work required to achieve success. I don’t buy it as the whole idea doesn’t adequately honor or acknowledge achievement especially where people overcome enormous odds. Most of us know people who were cooler, handsomer, prettier, smarter, and more capable then any of us hoped to be yet, for some reason, never came close to living up to their potential. Are they “lottery’s losers?” I don’t buy that either. The “life’s lottery winners” canard, to some degree, denigrates achievers while at same time providing excuses for not succeeding. Even for those who have been given special gifts but fail to use them. What is most egregious about the concept however, is that it provides the perpetually outraged with “justification” to assert a specious “equality doctrine” and attempt to “level the playing field” in the futile pursuit of “fairness.”

students. It hasn’t happened! Enrollment went the other way! Also, it was interesting to note that the committee looking into this was loaded totally with academia. There was not one farmer, business man, house wife, blue collar worker, truck driver, or retiree, on this committee. It seems like every time a new superintendent shows up here, they want to build a new monument to themselves. Five years later or so, they move on and we

In the February 3 edition of are stuck paying the bill. People, I implore you to pay the Fillmore County Journal, it very close attention to this situa- was stated that the next Fillmore Central School Board meeting is tion! Norm Eastvold scheduled for February 26, 2014 Spring Valley, MN at 7 p.m. However, the meeting is actually scheduled for 7 a.m. ****** Due to a technical error, we are re-publishing this Letter to the Editor submission, since the latter 136 St. Anthony St. • P.O. Box 496 portion was not included in the Preston, MN 55965 one that ran on Monday, Febru507-765-2151 • 1-800-599-0481 ary 3, 2014 FAX 507-765-2468

Kingsland School District... To the Editor, Another great article this week talking about the Kingsland School District! Jackie Horsman wrote a great article interviewing Al Williams making both towns open our eyes and question what goes on at Kingsland. I think a lot is being done without our knowing, we need to wake up and wonder what they are doing! Closing Wykoff is not the answer, and Al is right. All we are going to do as a public is open enroll to Fillmore Central or Chatfield. We can’t afford to lose any more kids or build on, please school board, can’t you see closing Wykoff and building on is not the answer!! Jennifer Lange Spring Valley, MN


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C ommentary School districts ... To the Editor, The question and answer article quoting Mr. Al Williams in the February 3 issue of the Journal details the inter-workings of a school board and an administrator determined to “extort and blackmail” a district’s tax payers for new and unnecessary buildings. The R-P School District and superintendent could be interchanged with the Kingsland School District and their superintendent. Jon and Lori Peterson Peterson, MN

Government this week •Monday, February 10, Whalan City Council meeting, City Hall, 5 p.m. •Monday, February 10, Spring Valley City Council meeting, City Hall, 6 p.m. •Monday, February 10, City of Rushford City Council meeting, City Hall, 6:30 p.m. •Monday, February 10, Wykoff City Council meeting, City Hall, 7 p.m. •Monday, February 10, Chatfield City Council meeting, City Hall, 7 p.m. •Monday, February 10, Houston City Council meeting, City Hall, 7:30 p.m. •Tuesday, February 11, Fillmore County Commissioners meeting, Courthouse, 9 a.m. •Tuesday, February 11, Harmony City Council meeting, City Hall, 7 p.m. •Wednesday, February 12, Canton City Council meeting, City Hall, 7 p.m. •Wednesday, February 12, Mabel City Council meeting, City Hall, 7 p.m. •Wednesday, February 12, Peterson City Council meeting, City Hall, 7 p.m. •Monday, February 17, Rushford-Peterson School Board meeting, Rushford Computer Room, 5:30 p.m. •Monday, February 17, Preston City Council meeting, Council Chambers, 6 p.m. •Monday, February 17, Kingsland School Board meeting, 6:30 p.m. •Monday, February 17, Chatfield School Board meeting, HS Media Center, 7 p.m. Schedule subject to change.

ISD 2137 Kingsland Summary as of June 23, 2013 Note - 2nd Tier aid was at 5% for Pay 2014 previous to new law changes - not calculated in below scenarios

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Capital Summary of Proposed Projects

Scenario & Description

Project Category

Scenario One: Baseline Improvements at Wykoff

Capital Facilities Bonds

Scenario One: Baseline Improvements at Wykoff

Alternative Facilities Bonds

Total Request Scenario Two: Baseline plus some Educational Improvements at both Sites Scenario Two: Baseline plus some Educational Improvements at both Sites Total Request




$ 6,066,782

Borrowing Amount & Funding Source

$980,000 General Obligation Capital Facilities Bonds

$6,190,000 General Obligation Alternative Facilities Bonds

$ 7,005,236 Voter-Approved School Building Bonds

Alternative Facilities Bonds



Repayment Source

Estimated Annual Estimated Annual Tax Tax Impact: Impact: Homestead Homestead Residential Property Residential Property Value of $100,000 Value of $150,000

Estimated Annual Tax Impact: Commercial / Industrial Property Value of $500,000

Estimated Annual Tax Impact: NonHomestead Agricultural Property Value of One Acre assessed at $6,000

Estimated Annual Tax Impact: NonHomestead Agricultural Property Value of One Acre assessed at $4,500

Estimated Annual Estimated Annual Tax Tax Impact: Estimated Annual Impact: HOMESTEAD HOMESTEAD AGRICULTURAL Tax Impact: NonAGRICULTURAL PROPERTY VALUE Homestead PROPERTY VALUE $1,104,000 (160 acre Agricultural $865,500 (160 acre farm assessed at Property Value of farm assessed at One Acre assessed $6,000 an acre with a $4,500 an acre with a dwelling value of at $2,500 dwelling value of $150,000) $150,000)

Estimated Annual Tax Impact: HOMESTEAD AGRICULTURAL PROPERTY VALUE $547,500 (160 acre farm assessed at $2,500 an acre with a dwelling value of $150,000)

10-year Non-Voter Tax Neutral - But uses Tax Neutral - But uses Tax Neutral - But uses Tax Neutral - But uses Tax Neutral - But uses Tax Neutral - But uses Tax Neutral - But uses Tax Neutral - But uses Tax Neutral - But uses Approved D/S Levy $116,427 of Operating $116,427 of Operating $116,427 of Operating $116,427 of Operating $116,427 of Operating $116,427 of Operating $116,427 of Operating $116,427 of Operating $116,427 of Operating with Corresponding Capital Revenue for 10 Capital Revenue for Capital Revenue for Capital Revenue for Capital Revenue for Capital Revenue for Capital Revenue for 10 Capital Revenue for 10 Capital Revenue for 10 Reduction to NTC Years Years Years Years 10 Years 10 Years 10 Years 10 Years 10 Years Other Levy 10-year Non-Voter Approved Debt $85.74 $159.23 $1,132.99 $7.35 $5.51 $3.06 $743.49 $597.42 $402.67 Service Levy $85.74 $159.23 $1,132.99 $7.35 $5.51 $3.06 $743.49 $597.42 $402.67

$4,640,000 General Obligation School Building Bonds

10-year VoterApproved Debt Service Levy

$6,190,000 General Obligation Alternative Facilities Bonds

10-year Non-Voter Approved Service Levy





























Scenario Three A: Single Campus at Spring Valley (Educational Improvements plus Field House/Locker Rooms with Walking Track)

Voter-Approved School Building Bonds


$13,015,000 General Obligation School Building Bonds

20-year Voter Approved Debt Levy Service










Scenario Three B: Single Campus at Spring Valley (Educational Improvements plus field House/Locker Rooms with Walking Track and Auditorium)

Voter-Approved School Building Bonds


$17,185,000 General Obligation School Building Bonds

20-year Voter Approved Debt Levy Service










Scenario Three C: Single Campus at Spring Valley (Educational Improvement plus field House/Locker Rooms with Walking Track and Auditorium

Voter-Approved School Building Bonds

$17,515,000 General Obligation School Building Bonds

20-year Voter Approved Debt Levy Service











Spring Valley Single Campus Improvements qualify for the New Markets Tax Credit Program. This could equate to a reduction of another $70 to $80 annual tax reduction on each of these Spring Valley Scenarios.

One Moment, Please... Looking back while moving forward By Jason Sethre Publisher Fillmore County Journal Cell: 507-251-5297 If you visit, you’ll see 51 online comments (as of press time) on the commentary I published on Monday, January 20, 2014, titled Jason Sethre “One Moment, Please…Taxpayers deserve full disclosure.” And, aside from my commentary, you’ll see online comments in response to other articles relating to similar subject matter. Obviously, there are strong feelings relating to the issues brought up in that particular commentary, and I want provide a follow up on that developing situation. Looking Back As I indicated in my January 20, 2014 commentary, when Kingsland Superintendent John McDonald requested to meet with me to discuss misinformation in our newspaper, I was more than happy to meet and discuss where we could improve in our news coverage. So, we met on Monday, January 13, 2014, at the Kingsland School District office. At the conclusion of that meeting, I requested copies of the documents he presented in front of me that he used to help explain where we were incorrect in the figures we presented in two articles in December 2013. Since we were talking about proposed bond referendums with scenarios boasting price tags of $7 to $17 million that would be shouldered on the taxpayers of the Kingsland School District, I knew we had to get our facts straight.

And, I believe that if we make mistakes then we need to apologize and set the record straight for the best interest of our readers. However, he said he couldn’t provide to me copies of all of the documents, which would make it very difficult for me to address the concerns of misinformation with our reporter. And, I couldn’t help but wonder: if I couldn’t have copies of these documents, then who else was denied copies of these documents? I should mention that all of these documents were dated June 23, 2013, so the information presented before me was roughly seven months old. When I visited with McDonald in that meeting on Monday, January 13, 2014, I was prepared to walk away with something that could help me address an issue with reporting misinformation. Instead, I walked away with concerns about how much information was being withheld from myself, our reporters and the public. On Tuesday, January 14, 2014, I received an e-mail including a stripped down version of what I saw in our meeting. The Documents Well, I am pleased to report that at 3:17 p.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2014, following an e-mail request to Superintendent John McDonald for all of the documents shared in the Monday, January 13, 2014 meeting, I received all of the documents I requested in that original meeting. Included with this commentary, above you will find a grid presenting the impact of the proposed bond referendum scenarios as they would impact the taxes of different property types. This grid is derived from the documents that Superintendent John McDonald e-mailed to me on January 30, 2014. If you’d

like to see all 10 pages of the original documents that were e-mailed to me, please find this commentary on and a link to a PDF will be provided for public access. I can’t help but wonder how the past several weeks would have transpired had all of these documents dated June 23, 2013, been made extremely accessible to myself, our reporters and the public. Freedom of Information OK, I’m really not trying to beat a dead horse, but I also want our readers to understand that I did not take this situation lightly. Back when this situation was developing, I even enlisted the legal advice of Minnesota Newspaper Association attorney Mark Anfinson and a local Fillmore County attorney, and both attorneys separately supported my decision to publish the commentary I published on this issue on Monday, January 20, 2014. To me, making any accusations pertaining to violation of Minnesota Open Meeting Law with respect to access to relevant materials is a big deal. And, that’s why I sought legal advice; a third party perspective. Ultimately, I’m just attempting to shed light on how our government is supposed to function with respect to the freedom of information. We are fortunate enough to live

in the United States of America, where we have the right to challenge our government to be as transparent as possible. And, the media operates as a watchdog to hold our government accountable. In some countries, government owns, manipulates and even silences the media, which keeps citizens in the dark; creating mistrust and unrest. Yes, we are fortunate to live in a country ruled by democracy. Moving Forward I have never taken sides on the issues facing the Kingsland School District and possible ramifications of the proposed bond referendums. Our job at the Fillmore County Journal is to share news and information as it becomes available. With respect to this issue, my concern has always been about transparency of government. And, that was really my primary focus with the commentary I published on Monday, January 20, 2014. As far as I am concerned, Superintendent John McDonald has made things right by sending me the documents I originally requested. Now we can make this information available to the public, as it should be. So, I thank him for that, and I look forward to continually accessible information made available to myself, our reporters and the public.

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Inaction at the federal level does affect us locally By Karen Reisner The federal sequester cuts effect on Semcac programs was noted by Commissioner Randy Dahl at the county board’s February 4 meeting. Reporting on a recent Semcac Board of Directors meeting, Dahl explained the yearly federal budget cut (sequester) affects a lot of programs. For example, several senior dining sites that allow seniors to congregate and socialize while dining will be closed across the 10 county area. Seniors will be offered nutrition alternatives like Meals on Wheels. Dahl insisted they [Congress] need to fix things, declaring “inaction at the federal level does affect us locally.” He continued, noting we can all agree that there are federal programs that none of us want. However, some people think everything that these agencies do is a handout. Dahl admitted there is some abuse, but maintained that most programs do help people and save society money. He ended his remarks repeating that the sequester affects really good programs. AEDs for Eagle Bluff

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Due to the county not having to pay sales taxes on AED purchases, the county will be able to purchase two more AEDs than originally planned in the second year of purchases made possible through a grant. Kristina Kohn, Human Resources, researched the best place to go with the two AEDs. She spoke to Eagle Bluff’s director and learned they have one AED which is older technology and a different brand than is being purchased by the county. Eagle Bluff has two campuses and they have been moving the AED to one or the other where they think there will be the most risk. Seventeen thousand people visit Eagle Bluff every year. Most schools in the county take students there annually. Kohn noted emergency departments are familiar with the brand being purchased by the county and it is compatible with their equipment. The donation of the two additional AEDs to Eagle Bluff was approved. Other business in brief •County Recorder David Kiehne asked the board if the Canton Lift Station Contract English Bulldog/ WirEhairEd TErriEr MiX

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should be recorded. He said the clerk in Canton had called to ask if the contract was on file. The agreement was made in 2006 and was on file at the Highway Department. The agreement concerns three separate entities. Commissioner Duane Bakke suggested they should have a data base in the county for agreements. This would make them simple to find years down the road, even with turnover of employees and officials. The board approved the recording of the Canton contract and asked that the Technology Committee determine how to make agreements easy to locate in the future. Kiehne also presented the recorder’s annual compliance report. The biggest change in 2013 compared to 2012 was the near doubling of the number of e-recordings completed. •Changes in the Wykoff Law Enforcement Agreement were approved. Sheriff Daryl Jensen noted the county has agreements with the cities of Spring Valley, Canton, Wykoff, Harmony, and Mabel. Jensen said the Wykoff contract is for a county law enforcement presence for at least two hours per day spread over most of a 24 hour period. •Lee Ann Howard, Fillmore County 4-H program Coordinator, gave an update on 4-H programs. Currently, there are 232 youth and 80 adults enrolled. The Project Bowl regional contest is in March. Areas of competition include dairy, general livestock and poultry. The board approved the hire of a summer intern. The position pays $11/hour. The board encourages Fillmore County residents to apply. •A posting for a replacement Eligibility Worker for Com-

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Country Coffee Talk By Jeanette Schmidt February may be the shortest month of the year, but that doesn’t mean there is a shortage of special days to celebrate. Groundhog Day and the Super Bowl started the month out on February 2 ... both worthy of celebrating ... at least right up until Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, which means six more weeks of winter! But he’s only right 80 percent of the time! Seahawks won Super Bowl XLVIII ... is it the Viking’s turn next year or am I dreaming?! OK, maybe I’m dreaming.


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February 7 the Olympic Winter Games began in Russia and coming up, Lincoln’s Birthday, Valentine’s Day (check out my dessert recipe), February 17 President’s Day and Washington’s Birthday rounds out the month. Whew... that’s a full month! More on that special day Valentine’s Day. This year the full moon falls on February 14... how romantic is that? The month of February’s symbolic flower is the violet. Violets are perfect for someone who is bashful or coy or for a February birthday, but not for Valentine’s Day. Roses will get you a lot more points, guys. Something chocolate still seems to be the best choice to make for that someone special. Healthy... I don’t think so. Chocolate and healthy just don’t seem synonymous. I think I put on five pounds just reading this recipe. This Heath Bar Brownie Trifle would be perfect for Valentine’s Day (or any day - it’s

that good). I just did a taste test with five guys and got thumbs up. Granted they had just come in from sorting cattle and were ready for anything. They did learn that trifles are simply delicious layers of flavor and so pretty, plus easy to put together. They can be layered


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in individual clear glass cups or, for a larger group, use a trifle bowl or a glass bowl if you don’t have a trifle bowl.

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1 box (19.5 oz.) brownie mix 1/2 C Heath Milk Chocolate Toffee Bits 1 (3.9 oz.) package instant chocolate pudding mix 1/2 C water 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk 1/2 C whipping cream, whipped 1-1/2 C crushed Heath bars or Heath Toffee Bits (at least 4 bars) 1-1/2 C whipping cream, whipped. Add 3-4 T Heath International Delights Creamer (if you can find it) - if not, add 4 T powdered sugar to whipped cream. 1. Prepare brownies according to box instructions. Stir toffee bits into brownie batter and bake. Let cool completely before cutting into 1-inch squares. 2. Combine pudding mix, water and sweetened condensed milk and whisk until blended and no streaks remain. Chill until mixture is partially set. Whip 1/2 C whipping cream and fold it into the pudding mix. 3. Crush chilled Heath bars... can leave them in wrappers to do this or just use toffee bits. 4. Whip 1-1/2 C of whipping cream adding creamer (if you found it) or add 4 T of powdered sugar. 5. Time to Layer! Start with brownies, then pudding mixture, then candy, then whipped cream. Repeat at least once. Top with candy or toffee bits. 6. Refigerate 4 to 8 hours before serving. (I only did 2 hours for the smaller glass). Yield: 8-12 servings

Birth Announcement Tah’Niyah Greelea Smith On December 27, 2013 a beautiful baby girl was born to Brandi Swan of Rochester, Minn. Tah’Niyah Greenlea Smith arrived at 5:20 p.m. She was 6 lbs. 11 oz. and 18 inches long. Proud grandparents are Mike (Beaver) and Char Hanson of Preston, Minn. and David Swan of Bigfork, Minn. Also welcoming Tah’Niyah are her uncle Jake and aunt Misti Swan from St. Cloud, Minn.

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Birth Announcement Journal writing project: Macey Mae Richardson Bill and Carla Richardson of Canton, Minn. are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Macey Mae. She was born on January 10, 2014. Macey weighed 8 lbs. 11.8 oz. and was 21 inches long. Waylon and Cayson welcome home their baby sister. Grandparents are Dick and Chris Richardson of Canton and Myrna Wilson of Decorah, Iowa.

Extra curricular activities

By Anna Christoph Extra curricular activities are exceptionally supported and appreciated in our small community. Anything from volleyball, basketball, baseball, softball, band, choir, etc. are what bring our Anna Christoph communities Even the most competiBirth Announcement together. tive teams remain friends with each Sadie Jeanine Berry other in the end. Mitch and Brayonna Berry What about the more underof Chatfield, Minn. are proud appreciated activities? This year, to announce the birth of their I traded basketball for One-Act, daughter Sadie Jeanine. Sadie mostly because the spring play was born on January 11 and makes me so happy and the people weighed 8 lbs. 4 oz. and was involved are amazing. However, 21 1/4 inches long. She is wel- One-Act is different, it’s a family. comed by big sister Paisley Over the past few months, the new Jo. Grandparents are Jeff and One-Act participants, including Kathy Hebl of Lanesboro, myself, who have been thrown into Minn. and Mark and Nancy a rather tight-knit family, became Berry of Preston, Minn. a part of that family. That quirky,


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around. This is where the quirkyness comes in. Yet, the family still doesn’t stop there. Of course the director was automatically included before, but the parents, the graduated One-Act members, and some of the students were phenomenal in feeding us, providing us with costumes, driving younger members to and from practice, but most importantly, supporting us when we needed it. Even though we didn’t get an assembly like volleyball or football did a thousand times, we still felt the love from the parents, the OneActors that graduated, the community, and some of the students. They can not be thanked enough, and hopefully they will be just as amazing next year. Just as the family will never end, it won’t end when the seniors graduate this year, when I graduate next year, or even when my sister graduates two years after that. It really makes you realize just how cool it is to put a whole bunch

of extremely different teenagers into a group and watch how they get close. I really wish I would’ve gone out for it earlier, though. It’s so fun and I couldn’t have imagined just how tightly-knit everyone was before and would become throughout the season. I can honestly say, I regret nothing. Anna Christoph is a student at Fillmore Central High School. She is one of 8 area students participating in the Journal Writing Project, now in its fifteenth year.

Cute Kids of Fillmore County On Monday, February 17, 2014, the Fillmore County Journal will be publishing a

special section titled “Cute Kids of Fillmore County,” celebrating the excitement and energy sparked by the birth of all of the children in Fillmore County.

This section will recognize all of our little ones in Fillmore County with pictures of newborns up to two years of age for anyone who submits a photo for publication in Fillmore County. In addition, we will be conducting a drawing for a $100, $50 and $25 gift card to supporting local businesses for three lucky children. Along with photos of children, our newspaper will be dedicating content relating to parents of young children.

Parents can submit their child’s photo completely free of charge. Along with the photo, please include the child’s name, both parents’ names, address, city, state and zip code -- AND please include your phone number so we can contact you if you are one of the drawing winners. No photos taken by a professional photographer may be submitted by any parents without the written consent of copyright release for publication in the Fillmore County Journal. The deadline for submitting photos is 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. Please submit photos to The publication date is Monday, Feb. 17, 2014.

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Obituaries Mary Ellen Amundson Mary Ellen Amundson, 70, of Chatfield, Minn. died Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield after a courageous battle with cancer. Mary Ellen was born September 4, 1943 in Cresco, Iowa Mary Ellen to Marvin and Amundson Olga (Benson) Iverson. Mary Ellen graduated from Crestwood High School in 1961. Following high school she attended college at Waldorf College. On February 14, 1965 she married Stan Amundson at the Orleans Lutheran Church in Ridgeway, Iowa. Mary Ellen was a member of Chatfield Lutheran Church. She enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren, working in her flower gardens, and baking goodies. A favorite pastime was spending time with her friends, whether it be going for lunch, talking on the phone, or looking for a new craft. Along with taking care of the family farm bookwork, Mary Ellen enjoyed taking care of the baby calves, the family dog, and farm cats. Mary Ellen worked as a paraprofessional for the Kingsland School District, where she made many good friends. Survivors include her husband

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Stan, five children, Brad Amundson of Chatfield, Brenda (Tim) Berg of Rochester, Minn., Betty (Chuck) Lund of Mondovi, Wis., Benita (Michael) Glassford of Zeeland, Mich. and Brandon (Kayla) Amundson of Chatfield. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren. Mary Ellen is preceded in death by her parents. A funeral service celebrating the life of Mary Ellen was on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Chatfield Lutheran Church with Pastor Mark Docken officiating. Committal service followed at Chatfield Cemetery. Rosalie Curtis Bacon Rosalie Curtis Bacon, age 75, of New Market, Minn., went home to be with her Savior on January 31, 2014. Rosalie was wonderful wife and a loving mother. She enjoyed serving her community through Melody Mak- Rosalie Curtis ers, Lions Club Bacon events, Senior Center, tap dance, and as an active member of Highview Christiania Lutheran Church. She is survived by her husband, Gerald ‘Jerry’; sons, Randall (Barbara) and Scott (Melinda); four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. Preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Kimberly Thole Bacon; son, Jeffery and grandson, Bobby

Bacon. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Highview Christiania Lutheran Church (26690 Highview Ave) Farmington. Visitation from 9-11 a.m. prior to the service at church. Memorials will be forwarded in lieu of flowers to the Rosalie Bacon Memorial Fund to be used to help some of her favorite charities. Dennis M. Corson Dennis M. Corson, 66, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, formerly of the Hesper area died Saturday, February 1, at Sartori Hospital. He was born December 17, 1947, in Boone, Iowa the son of Ernest and Charlotte (Clink) CorDennis M. son. He attendCorson ed Mabel High School and graduated from North Winneshiek in 1966. Dennis served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He married Margaret Fettkether on June 20, 1970, in Waterloo, Iowa. He was in sales with various building and supply companies in the area. Survivors include: his wife, Margaret of Cedar Falls; a son, Jeff (Louisa) Corson of Waterloo; two daughters, Carolyn (Vance) Hikiji of Huxley, Iowa and Marisa (Matt) Norris of Berwyn, Penn.; his father,

The Official Legal Newspaper for Fillmore County Ernest of Decorah, Iowa; five grandchildren; three brothers, Doug Corson of Decorah, Dalton Corson of Ames, Iowa, and Forrest (Barbara) Corson of Des Moines, Iowa; two sisters, Lynda Metzler of Missouri and Charlene Selbee of New Mexico. Preceded in death by his mother, Charlotte Corson. Services were on Thursday, February 6 at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway with burial on Friday at the Hesper Lutheran Cemetery, Hesper, Iowa. James Dean “Jermy” Hall James Dean Hall, who was known as Jermy to his friends, passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 25, 2014. James was born January 23, 1952 in Lanesboro, Minn. After graduating from Lanesboro High School, he moved James Dean to Winona, “Jermy” Hall Minn., and later to Minneapolis. His work as a musician took him across the country, from the West Coast, to the East Coast, to the Gulf Coast, and across the ocean to Jakarta, Indonesia as an artist, street performer, and traveling troubadour. But over the years and miles, nothing diminished his strongest ties to the beautiful bluffs and cliffs of the Mississippi and Root River valleys that he loved. He camped and fished

the river banks taking inspiration for his songs and poetry from the boathouses, sand bars, backwaters, and people he met. He performed in bands and solo, in clubs, bars, coffeehouses, on radio and CDs, and in his favorite place to play, the streets. He wrote books of short stories, philosophy and poetry; he played drums, mandolin, harmonica, bass, and his acoustic guitar was signed by Donovan, Johnny Winters, Willie Murphy, James Cotton and others at his request. He was the feature of many local and national newspaper and magazine articles and appeared in TV documentaries that highlighted the cultural scenes in both Fillmore County and Minneapolis. He was a passionate gardener who kept impressive gardens, no matter where he lived or traveled. His music, his kindness, his gentle spirit and his love of nature, including the people he knew, will be greatly missed; he was unique. James is survived by his children Kira Nelson of Minneapolis, Sean Beaverson of Robbinsdale, Minn., Jamey Hall of Minneapolis and Molly Hall of Minneapolis; his siblings Daniel Hall of Spring Valley, Minn., Margo (Daniel) Shanks of Canton, Minn., and Wayne Hall of Canton; his grandchildren Madeline Scamp, Julian Hall, Molly and Emily Beaverson, and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Leland and Shirley Hall and brother, David Hall. See OBITUARIES Page 11 

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 - 9 : 00am 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 55935 (507) 268- 4413 Fountain United Methodist Church...………………Sundays - 8 : 30am Co. Rd. 8 and Cedar St., Fountain, MN 55935 (507) 268- 4456 Garness Trinity Lutheran...…………………………Sundays - 9 : 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 Chapel Seventh-Day Adventist..….....Saturdays - 9 : 30am 217 W. Jessie St., Rushford (507) 993-8328 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 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 55935 (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

Studio-A-Photography • Preston MN 507.251.6372 Visit Bluff Country • Preston MN 507.765.2151 Rushford Lutheran Church …………………Sun. - 9 : 00am & 5 : 30pm 101 S Mill St., Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-7152 Saetersdal Lutheran Church.………………………..Sundays - 9 : 00am 21447 Co. Rd. 30, Rural Harmony, MN Scheie Lutheran Church..……………………………Sundays - 9 : 30am PO Box 88, Mabel, MN 55954 (507) 493-5680 St Columban Church.……..…………………………Sundays - 9 : 30am 408 Preston St NW # 2, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765 -3886 St Ignatius Catholic Church.………………………Sundays - 10 : 30am 213 W Franklin St, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-7565 St John Lutheran Church.…………………………..Sundays - 9 : 00am 241 Line St S, Wykoff, MN 55990 (507) 352-2296 St Joseph’s Catholic Church.………………………Sundays - 10 : 30am 103 N Mill St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-2257 St Mark ’s Lutheran Church...………………………Sundays - 9 : 00am 104 E North St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-7111 St Marys Catholic Church....….......Sat. - 5 : 00pm & Sun. - 11: 00am 405 Twiford St SW, Chatfield, MN 55923 (507) 867-3148 St Matthews Episcopal Church..……………………Sundays - 9 : 30am 100 Fillmore St SE, Chatfield, MN 55923-1219 (507) 867-3707 St Matthew’s Lutheran Church..……………………Sundays - 9 : 00am Harmony, MN 55939 (Granger) (507) 772- 4474 St Olaf Catholic Church.....Sun. (1 & 2) - 10 :30am & (3 & 4) - 8 : 45am 114 N Locust, Mabel, MN 55954 (507) 493-5268 St Patrick ’s Church Hall ………………………...…Sundays - 8 : 00am Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-2480 St Paul Lutheran Church..………Sun. - 10 : 00am & Wed. - 7: 00pm 128 Fillmore St SE, Chatfield, MN 55923 (507) 867- 4604 St Paul’s Lutheran Church...……………………....Sundays - 10 : 30am Harmony, MN 55939 (Big Springs) (507) 886-8175 Sumner Center United Methodist Church.………Sundays - 10 : 30am 9 miles N. of Spring Valley on Co. Rd. 1 (507) 696- 4197 Trinity Fellowship ELCA..…………………………Sundays - 10 : 00am 110 S Mill St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-7211 Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church………………Sundays - 10 : 30am 204 South St, Ostrander, MN 55961 (507) 657-2203 Union Prairie Lutheran..……………………………Sundays - 9 : 00am Hwy 16, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-3363 United Methodist Church.…………………………Sundays - 8 : 30am 236 Gold St S, Wykoff, MN 55990 (507) 352- 4136 Valley Christian Center…………………………....Sundays - 10 : 00am 610 Territorial Rd Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-2101 W halan Lutheran Church..………………………….Sundays - 9 : 00am Lanesboro, MN 55949 (Whalan) (507) 467-2398

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In consideration of the current weather, a memorial service is planned for late February. Ione Erdean Langdon Ione Langdon, age 91, of Spring Valley, Minn. passed away Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the Spring Valley Care Center. Ione Erdean Stadtlander was born June 25, 1922, the daughter of Fred and Ida (Muhlenbruch) St a dt l a nd e r. Ione Erdean From 8th grade Langdon until graduation, Ione played on the girls varsity basketball in Iowa. She was also a part of the Glee Club and played piano. In 1940, Ione graduated from Rowan High School, being the valedictorian of her class. On July 6, 1945, Ione was united in marriage to Albert Langdon at her parent’s home in rural Rowan, Iowa. Ione loved gardening and especially enjoyed African violets. When she wasn’t gardening, Ione could be found playing card games, canasta, and Rummikub. She was a very good friend and was very thrifty and frugal. Ione is survived by her husband Albert Langdon of Spring Valley, children, Bruce (Donna Faye) Langdon of Ash Flat, Ariz., Kent (Diane) Langdon of Oshkosh, Wis., and Carol (Roger) Sanford of Spring Valley; grandchildren, Joanna Langdon of Boston, Mass. and Catherine Langdon of Oshkosh. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Marladean, and granddaughter Rachel. Memorial services for Ione Langdon were held on Monday, February 3, 2014 at Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley, with Pastor David Lieder officiating. Burial will take place in the Spring Valley Cemetery at a later date. Evelyn M. Rathbun Evelyn M. Rathbun, age 75, for-

merly of Spring Valley, Minn., died Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at Samaritan Bethany Home in Rochester, Minn. She was born September 8, 1938 in Rural Spring Valley to Wilbur and Hazel (Lenz) Rathbun. She attended schools in the Spring Valley area and worked at the Model Laundry in Rochester for several years until becoming disabled. She moved to Rochester and resided in an apartment until moving to assisted living and the last two years at Samaritan Bethany Home on 8th. Evelyn loved her family, especially her nieces and nephews. She knew all of their birthdays and anniversary dates. Her very favorite food was ice cream. She is survived by one sister, Lucille Kimball of Rochester; two brothers, Vic (Eileen) Rathbun and Jerry (Janet) Rathbun both of Spring Valley; two nephews, Patrick (Terri) Kimball of Chaska, Minn. and Mark Rathbun of Spring Valley; two nieces, Missy (Jay) Schwinefus and Shelly (Troy) Bellrichard of Spring Valley and six great nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Phyllis Brackenbury, two brothers-in-law, Courtney Kimball and Bud Brackenbury and one nephew, Bradley Rathbun. Funeral services for Evelyn M. Rathbun were on Saturday February 1, 2014 at Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley with the Rev. David Lieder officiating. Spring Burial will take place in the Spring Valley Cemetery. Walter Eugene Rendahl Walter Eugene Rendahl, age 95, of Ostrander, Minn. passed away Friday, January 31, 2014 at the Ostrander Care and Rehab. Walt was born to Louis and Carrie (Amdahl) Rendahl on DecemWalter Eugene ber 17, 1918 on Rendahl the family farm near Ostrander. He attended Sample School about half a mile from the farm. He then finished his education

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Leo is a fourth-generation rancher and native of Montana. Leo and his wife, Sam, owned and operated the Midland Bull Test in Columbus from 1976-2008, before passing the operation on to son Steve Williams and his wife Lindsay. Midland feeds and sells about 2,000 bulls annually. The McDonnell family also run about 600 Angus cows in Montana and North Dakota with two annual bull sales held in North Dakota. This is the largest efficiency tested herd in North America. Leo studied animal nutrition for a feedlot background, as well as animal science at Texas Tech University and the University of Wyoming. He has been very involved in the beef industry organizations, including service as chair of the Montana Cattle Feeders, and service to the Montana Stock Growers Association, Montana Farmer’s Union, Beartooth Stockgrowers Association, a co-founder of R-CALF USA in 1998, as well as current director for both American Angus Association and the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association representing the state of Montana.

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Monday, February 10, 2014 by graduating from LeRoy High School, LeRoy, Minn. After high school, he went onto school at Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa, graduating with a business major. Walter worked at the State Bank in LeRoy before going into the service. He entered the army in 1942 and was honorably discharged in 1945. While in the service he met his true love, Mayme Elizabeth Pitts, from Hazelhurst, Miss. They married and moved back to Minnesota. To this union was one daughter, Karen Louise. In Ostrander, Walter and his brother, Vernon, owned and operated Ostrander Livestock and Produce. After that, Walt and Vernon went into farming together, which was called Rendahl Farms. Farming most of his life, Walter loved his family, church, and going fishing with his brothers and friends to Canada, which they did for years. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, on the church council, and belonged to the legion of Ostrander for over 60 years. Walter is survived by his daughter, Karen Start of Ostrander; four grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; siblings, Arlene (Wilbur) Radach of Deerwood, Minn. and Leo (Ardis) Rendahl of Brownsdale, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Mayme, and two brothers Ray and Vernon. Funeral services for Walter Rendahl were on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ostrander with Pastor Herman Bakker officiating. Burial will take place in Ostrander Cemetery at a later date. Diane M. Schwartz Diane M. Schwartz, age 62, of Spring Valley, Minn. died Tuesday morning, February 4, 2014, at her home following a four month battle with lung cancer. Diane was born March 30, 1951 in Mankato, Minn. to Orlando and Ruth (Bartsch) Olson and Diane M. graduated from Schwartz St. Clair High School. On June 7, 1969, she married Jerome Schwarz in rural Waseca, Minn. The first year they lived in Minneapolis so Jerome could finish at the U of M. Diane worked in the college business office and was a part time student. After living in Preston for four years, they moved to rural Spring Valley in 1975. She worked alongside her husband in the family land surveying business and helped with farm work as well. First English Lutheran Church in Spring Valley was an important part of her life. Diane is survived by her husband, Jerome; their three children, Gregory (Diane) of Spring Valley, Brian (Hillary) of Shanghai, China, and Jennifer (Adam) Koontz of Fort Wayne, Ind. She was blessed with five grandchildren. She is also survived by her mother, Ruth Olson of St. Clair; two brothers and a sister, Lenny (Donna) Olson of St. Clair, Judy (Jim) Passer of Madison Lake, Minn., and Terry (Terri) Olson of Eagle Lake, Minn.; stepmother-in-


law, Pat Schwarz of Spring Valley; brother-in-law, Michael (Debbie) Schwarz of Fountain, Minn.; stepbrothers-in-law, Nels (Cindy) Oftedahl of Stewartville, Minn., and David (Lynette) Oftedahl of Rochester, Minn.; stepsister-in-law, Cheryl (Paul) Keehn of Zumbro Falls, Minn.; many nieces and nephews; and by many caring and faithful relatives, friends and neighbors. She was preceded in death by her father. The funeral was on Saturday, February 8, 2014, at First English Lutheran Church with Rev. Loel Wessel officiating. Burial was at the Spring Valley Cemetery. Leona M. Stortz Leona M. Stortz, age 84, of Canton, Minn. died Sunday, February, 2, 2014 at the Shorewood Commons Assisted Living in Rochester, Minn. Leona was born February 26, 1929 on the family farm in rural Lime Springs, Iowa to George and Celia (Kuhn) Frana. She graduated from the Riceville High School and then received her teaching certificate from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. She taught in a one-room schoolhouses in Howard County. On June 7, 1961 Leona married Joseph Stortz at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Lourdes, Iowa. The couple farmed in Newburg Township, Fillmore County, Minn. until moving to Canton in 1992. Joe later passed away on October 19, 2001. In 2009 Leona moved to Shorewood Commons and had resided there since. She was a member of the St. Olaf Catholic Church in Mabel, Minn. and its Altar Society. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, embroidery, needle point, baking, church activities, listening to polka music, watching parades, cheering on the Green Bay Packers, and especially spending time with her family. Leona is survived by five children; Leroy (Melissa) of Rochester, Jim (Julie) of Mabel, Marian (Mark) Johnson of Eagan, Minn., and Carolyn (Kevin) Ryno, and Shirley (Jerry) Sobolik both of Rochester; 16 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; five brothers and sisters; Sylvia Hayek of Fort Atkinson, Iowa, Gladys Ferrie of Kendallville Iowa, Eileen (Pat) Sweeney of Elma, Iowa, Lawrence Frana of Lime Springs, and David (Jackie) Frana of Walker, Minn.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Joe; a sister Marie Mashek and her husband, Alvin; brothersin-law Ray Ferrie, Ray Hayek, and

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Harley Welscher, Sr.; and sisters-inlaw Virginia Stortz and Mary Lou Bahr. Funeral mass was on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the St. Olaf Catholic Church in Mabel with Monsignor Paul Heiting officiating. Burial was in the Calvary Cemetery in Canton. Visitation was on Wednesday, February 5, at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel. Jeffrey Lynn Strom Jeffrey Lynn Strom, 59, of Lanesboro, Minn., died Saturday, January 1, 2014. Jeffrey was born on July 20, 1954. He is survived by two brothers, Larry (Wendy), of Onamia, Minn., and Scott (Karla), of Lanesboro; a sister Lisa (Rick) Vincent, of Eyota, Minn.; and several nieces and nephews. He was cremated and his ashes reside in California. A celebration of Life will be held 11 a.m. February 22, 2014, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro with Rev. Kerry Eversole officiating. Carolyn E. Vande Zande Carolyn E. Vande Zande, 71, of Peterson, Minn. died on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester, Minn. Carolyn was born on November 15, 1942, in Chatf ield, Minn. to Wesley and Hazel Carolyn E. (Baker) Raviel. Vande Zande On February 24, 1964, she was united in marriage with Harlan Vande Zande. Carolyn enjoyed home Bible study and writing to all of her many penpals. She loved family gatherings, especially when it included spending time with grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Harlan; six children: Marianne Rasmussen, Marlene (Jim Neppl) Vande Zande, Nancy Vande Zande, Karlene Vande Zande, Gail (Janette) Vande Zande, and Gaylen (Dawn Kramer) Vande Zande; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a brother, Louis Raviel of Missouri; and by many nieces and nephews. Carolyn was preceded in death by parents and six siblings, two of which died in infancy. There will be a private family service held in memory of Carolyn at a later date.

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The Vision of a Missouri Synod Lutheran Church and Preschool in the City of Rushford . . . 62 years later . . . St. Mark Lutheran Church was officially chartered as a member congregation of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod on July 15, 1951. St. Mark Lutheran Church has been served by many faithful pastors over its 62-year history. The current pastor Rev. Merlin Stephan has been serving since August 12, 2007. St. Mark Lutheran Church holds Worship Service every Sunday at 9:00 a.m., with Adult Bible Class at 8:00 a.m. and Sunday School at 10:15 a.m. St. Mark Lutheran Church continues to serve her Lord by engaging her members in Word and Sacrament ministry, inspired by Holy Scripture. The Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Catechism Class, Adult Bible Classes and the Lutheran Women for Christ are vital components of congregation life. St. Mark continues to serve the citizens of Rushford through its Little Lambs Preschool. Little Lambs was established on September 17, 2002 and is currently in its 12th academic year with 7 students. The Little Lambs Preschool teacher is Vickie Luehmann, with helpers Kara Kingsley and Joyce Block. Classes are held every Monday and Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the basement of St. Mark Lutheran Church. The preschool teaches a Christian faith based curriculum. All children ages 3-5 are welcome to attend. SEMCAC Transportation of Rushford also helps out with transporting our little ones to their designated homes or daycare locations if need be. We, the members of St Mark Lutheran Church, are called by God through His Word to proclaim to all people the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ our Lord. – St. Mark Mission Statement

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Mind & Body

CranioSacral Therapy available in Fillmore County By Barb Jeffers Anyone who suffers from constant or reoccurring ailments will tell you that they would do just about anything to find relief. Helen Sutter of Lanesboro, Minn. understands that feeling and is here to help. In a 1992 roll-over accident that took the life of a close friend, Helen received a concussion, four fractures in her neck, and whiplash both above and below the fractured area. After surgery on her neck, the fractures healed but she continued to suffer from daily headaches,

dizziness, and short-term memory problems. After two years and trying several options including physical therapy to find relief, Helen decided to try something she had heard about six months after her accident but she had kind of dismissed which was CranioSacral Therapy. Following her first session she had relief and after the second visit she had even more relief. Her headaches were less frequent, less intense, and didn’t last as long. Helen decided she would love to help people find relief in the way

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that she did. In 2000 Helen received training for Level 1 CranioSacral Therapy and in 2002 was trained in CST/ Myofascial Therapy. She has seen through her training and her personal experiences both giving and receiving therapy how much it can help people with a wide variety of conditions. In 2012 Helen opened a CranioSacral Therapy business in her home near Lanesboro, Minn. to have the opportunity to help as many people as she can. Helen will also travel to other locations if needed and also offers her services at About Face in Winona, Minn. Watching a breech baby turn during a session, using this therapy on a 93 year-old man who was in hospice care who eventually moved out of hospice care, and having some clients experiencing headaches come for one session and not need to come back as the headaches had been relieved, are only a few of the positive outcomes that Helen says she has seen from CranioSacral Therapy.

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An even more personal experience Helen has had as a CranioSacral Therapy Practitioner has been with her 10 year-old son, Erik, who just finished three years of chemotherapy treatment. During this time Erik was suffering from insomnia, was irritable, would become nauseated, could not settle down and relax, and also suffered from heartburn from the steroids, Helen said. The therapy helped to ease Erik’s symptoms, which is why Helen wants to keep her prices reasonable so parents can afford to bring their children for therapy. Helen is a CranioSacral Therapy Practitioner who can ease many symptoms and conditions with this relaxing and non-invasive therapy. CranioSacral Therapy uses light touch across the head and other parts of the clothed body to start the process of releasing restrictions in fascia. Helen explains that fascia is one continuous piece of connective tissue that surrounds the brain, spinal cord, all muscles and organs. She compares fascia to a spider web where, if an area gets pulled on, it will affect the fascia in other areas of the body causing symptoms. Fascia can be one layer thick or up to 20 layers thick. According to Helen’s website,, ener-

gy from the force of a trauma or injury often does not leave the body and can remain blocked in our tissue, forming energy “cysts.” CranioSacral Therapy provides an avenue for that blocked energy to be balanced out while the excess is dissipated through the practitioner’s feet. In other words, as Helen explained, “Muscles have memory” from accidents and other trauma and this therapy can release those memories. Helen has seen clients that, at the time of that release, have made the same motion as when the trauma occurred. The following is a list of symptoms/conditions that CranioSacral Therapy has been shown to improve: •Acid Reflux •ADD/ADHD •Bell’s Palsy •Breech Pregnancy •Chronic Neck or Back Pain •Colic •Earache & Tinnitus •Eye-Motor Coordination Problems •Facial Pain •Chronic Bloody Noses due to Facial Injury •Brain Injury •Fibromyalgia •Headaches & Migraines •Insomnia & Anxiety •Jaw Pain & TMJ Issues •Loss of Smell or Taste See CRANIOSACRAL Page 14 

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•Poor Digestion •Sinusitis •Joint Pain •Vertigo & Lightheadedness •Whiplash Helen’s general technique is to begin on the client’s head, where, as her website explains, “application

of this modality can free up limitations of nerve function and blood flow, while improving cerebrospinal fluid movement” and it’s where she “gets the best results the quickest,” Helen said. From there she moves onto the shoulders, neck, and wherever else she feels the client could benefit including chest, abdomen, legs, toes, etc. Helen states that while

After feeling the relief first-hand of CranioSacral Therapy, Helen Sutter decided to learn the practice to help others heal too. Photo by Barb Jeffers

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performing therapy she is “observant of them and their bodies to know where to go to next” to help in any way she can. She begins with any recent injuries first and then will proceed with any older issues or injuries. CranioSacral Therapy can be beneficial for children and adults. Helen worked on her youngest child when he was two hours old. There are many situations where this therapy can be helpful with babies including when the child’s ears are sticking out more than normal. Helen explains that this condition may be due to the temporal bones being tilted slightly forward after the birthing process. She states that she can get a really good result with a baby especially if therapy is done as soon after birth as possible and has seen the child’s ears lay back in a more normal fashion following therapy. Helen also works on moms and babies in the same session as she realizes even though the umbilical cord has been cut there is still a connection between the two. For those who are skeptical about CranioSacral Therapy Helen suggests they “just try it” and see what results they have. She finds that her clients get a better night’s sleep, a more restful sleep, and feel less pressure in their head. Often people do

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activity, sleep habits, and other components of personal health and wellness. For the past eight months from my end-of-the-row desk in the Fillmore County Journal office, I have witnessed a great change from my co-workers and how they now take a more attentive approach to monitoring the health aspects of their lifestyles. As their unwaivering determination and drive can be credited to do better each day, so can the help of their FITBIT Force Wireless Activity & Sleep Wristbands. The information compiled by the FITBIT can be detailed, but

it is understandable. Information recorded includes: •Steps •Distance •Calories burned •Stairs climbed •Active minutes •Time •Amount of time sleeped, sleep disruptions, and quality of sleep •Can be linked with Android & Iphone apps to track diet There are also numerous other features too great to list. Motivation is another great accompaniment of the FITBIT (or similar fitness tracking devic-

es) as you can connect with your friends and even have friendly competitions or share goals. Devices like the FITBIT range from $75-$150. Granted, we do allow ourselves a brownie & ice cream afternoon break down or an allout office potluck once in a blue moon, you can’t lie to the plastic microchip bracelet that is strapped to your wrist. Fitness trackers do provide knowledge as we try to improve our wellbeing as well as enforce motivation and accountability, benefits that are well worth the investment for our personal health.

However, there’s a different commonality that winter brings that is often overlooked. It’s a condition that has been coined “Seasonal Affective Disorder”, or SAD. And that’s just how many who have the disorder feel more or less... sad. If you’ve been feeling blue lately and have just passed it off as what’s referred to as ‘Cabin Fever’, you may want to reconsider. According to staff at the Mayo Clinic, Seasonal Affective Disorder is a form of depression that usually arrives the same time every year, arriving in the late fall and progressing through the winter months (though in less common cases, some develop symptoms in the spring and summer months). Having a down day occasionally is normal, but when one frequently encounters one or more of the following symptoms, seeking medical attention isn’t a bad idea: depression, hopelessness, anxiety, loss of energy, heavy feelings in the arms or legs, social withdrawal, oversleeping, loss of interest in activities, appetite changes, weight gain, difficulty concentrating. Recognizing the symptoms the SAD isn’t difficult, understanding where it originates from is more of a challenge. During the winter months, many of us tend to avoid the outdoors due to the cold. When daylight hours are already numbered, the lack of natural light toys with the seretonin and melatonin hormone levels in our bodies – two chemicals that are responsible for mood and sleep patterns. There are ways for people to keep Seasonal Affective Disorder under control by modifying their own

lifetyles. Methods include getting outside, making your living environment brighter, and exercising and staying active. However, these modifications alone may not be enough for some individuals. Medical providers do provide other specialized treatments in order to help those with SAD. Professionals may prescribe an antidepressant or suggest psychotherapy or light therapy (phototherapy). Light therapy involves utilizing a

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operator of Root River Yoga. In just three year, she has grown her passion for yoga into a successful business, discovering an avid interest in the practice by countless others who are equally as eager to learn. Initially, she simply taught the practice in her living room to a few willing friends who wanted to learn. She now teaches a minimum of four classes weekly, in four communities, while continuing her own deepening in the practice through classes at The Yoga Place in LaCrosse, Wis. While yoga may clearly be her calling, the path to peace for Griggs wasn’t an easy one. First learning yoga in 2006, Griggs found herself engaging in the practice daily in 2008 while in recovery from drug and alcohol abuse. “The practice has saved my life. I found it to be the only light in my confusion. After getting out of treatment six years ago March 28, I have been devoted to a daily practice. Since, the yoga practice and sharing it with others has helped me to be a more healthy and vibrant person,” she says. “It calls us to be more present in our lives, more flexible in our bodies and minds, and more interested in the pursuit of wellness. My thought is that putting my story out there can bring others hope.”

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Teaching for the past five years, Griggs was certified in the principals of Hatha Yoga in 2010 and is a 2014 Minnesota Yoga Conference Scholarship recipient for her work in bringing yoga to rural, southeastern Minnesota. Her classes, which are a varied mix of styles and principals, are designed for all levels and are aimed at bringing flexibility, strength, and a sense of calm to participants. The poses, called ‘asanas,’ incorporate breathing techniques and their benefits to the body are unmatched as a practice aiding the all of the body’s systems, as well as their notable influence on the mind

and intellect. Just ask the students. Their enthusiasm for both the practice’s benefits and Griggs’ teaching speaks volumes. “Yoga has been very, very gooooood to me!” enthuses Rushford resident Bob Spartz, a student of Root River Yoga for three years. “The reason for starting this practice was to improve my overall body movements. Along with the aging process, I noticed some normal day to day movements were getting difficult to do. The yoga practice has given me a better range of motion, increased flexibility and improved posture awareness. See YOGA Page 17 

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Amanda has given many valuable tips and insight in my practice and does a great job of explaining the how, why of the different movements along with showing the correct form of the movements that we do during a session. I find it to be a rewarding and beneficial practice time for me,” he continues. “When I relocated a few years ago, I was thrilled to discover there was a group of people meeting to practice yoga. From the first class I could sense the personalized attention and devotion Amanda took in each of us,” notes Houston resident Jayne Gilmer, a four-year student of Root River Yoga and a student of the practice for over 20 years. “With a major back injury issue that almost put an end to a few activities in my life, I was searching for a practice that would incorporate modifications that would allow me to heal and continue doing activities I was passionate about. Amanda has been so very conscientious about techniques that help each of us progress in our practice. She is an amazing teacher with a true gift, willing to share in a personal setting that becomes more important in the busy and impersonal lives we sometimes have.” “I am a middle-aged potter who began yoga with a few physical 815 Main Ave. S., Harmony, MN • 507-886-6544

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breath. Finding the ability to justify its importance in our lives is often the limiting factor. My hope is to make the time you do take something that follows you into your pursuit of wellness. The only useful rule is to listen to yourself and follow that. When your yoga practice begins to follow you off the mat and into your day, advancing your practice may just move to the top of your priority list,” she adds. In her spare time, Griggs can be found learning and educating, supporting environmental causes and natural living, creating pottery, and woodworking. She travels every summer to Yestermorrow Design/ Build School in Waitsfield, Vermont to teach carpentry and barn restoration to non-violent incarcerated women that have suffered some of the same challenges of drug and alcohol abuse. “One passion, hope, and dream I have is to bring training to the area. I believe there is a lot of healing that can be done through teaching this population, and others who have suffered a trauma in their lives, with a yoga discipline. I feel very dedicated to sharing my story and teaching with the local community.” Currently, Root River Yoga classes are held Mondays, at 6 p.m., Tuesdays, at 6 p.m., Wednesdays, at 7 p.m., at the Houston Community Center, and Sundays, at 4 p.m., at the Winona YMCA. Those interested can register for classes by contacting Root River Yoga. You can also visit the Root River Yoga Facebook page for further information.

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root.” There will be some cost assoContinued from Page 1 ciated with the name change, premium image development, but that amount has yet to be business growth, including determined. Local legal counrecruitment and retention, and sel Terry Chiglo has genereconomic stability. Largely, the ously done pro bono work for collaboration will also yield the chamber and according to Botcher, other than filing a few community stability. “This creates a thriving envi- documents and a $35 check, ronment and strong economy,” there’s not much to make it noted the chamber presenta- legal, as the branding council tion. “What can you do? Grow already has legal ownership community spirit. Champion of the brand. Botcher noted the cause. Make an investment that the banks, insurance carriers, and accountants have no in community enhancement.” Another force behind the issues with the change. The name change was the desire to unknown portion is strictly be inclusive to all three cities. in promotional materials. “It “In the past, we’ve found that comes down to that and how including ‘area’ in the name much we do. We can only didn’t increase growth beyond estimate that right now. We’ll the borders of Rushford. This have to discuss it more.” is a spirit of collaboration. It The chamber is already makbrings the three communities ing strides forward with its together and follows a trend, new image. Plans are underway moving from competitive to increase social media presto cooperative. We’re taking ence as well as revitalize and


update the chamber website, linking it with other area websites. Noting image awareness and loyalty, chamber member Peggi Redalen noted, “Consistent, cohesive, and trusted, encompassing of all three cities, will be a great resource.” Also moving forward at the annual meeting was the official marketing communications plan for the Highway 43 project in Rushford. Sally Ryman, marketing consultant hired by the city for the project, spoke to those in attendance, drumming up positivity and laying out tools for area businesses. “In successful projects, the business district didn’t wait for project to engage. There were dynamic two-way communications.” The plan will be detailed on the city website within a week, she hopes, bolstering stronger connections between Rushford residents, area customers, and

Chatfield hosts intimate performance By Barb Jeffers Area residents were privileged guests at an intimate evening with artists Billy Dean and Dan Mahar on Saturday, February 1, 2014. The performance was for the most part acoustic with Dan playing some electric guitar during the show. While spending time with the artists on the stage of the empty Potter Auditorium the afternoon of their concert, we reflected on family, life on the road, and inspiration, among other things. As Billy Dean sat Indian-style in his stocking feet, he opened up about how important his family is and how proud he is of them. His wife, Stephanie, runs Dean Acres, which is their home as well as where concerts and special events are held throughout the year. Dean Acres is located one hour east of Nashville, Tenn. He is also very proud of his children, Hannah, age 19, who is attending college to be a nurse and son Eli, age 20, who is also in college studying business marketing. Both Eli and Hannah play music, but only for fun. When asked what kind of music Dean and Mahar listen to during their time off, they both stated that they don’t really listen to a lot of music as they are busy doing other

things. Dan said that if he wants to write a certain type of song, he may listen to songs in that genre to put him in the mood to write. “Inspiration for writing songs can come from anywhere,” stated Mahar, saying he can get inspired even from a line he hears on television. Dan stated, “You kind of have to be a voyeur and watch people and then write something that makes sense to everyone.” Both men have been able to do this successfully. Billy Dean laughed and said his inspiration comes from “college tuition” showing his ever present sense of humor. The two artists draw the audiences in with their meaningful ballads, fun tunes, and some blues thrown in as well. There are heartfelt moments during the show in between funny stories and jokes that both of the men share. During one particular song Billy Dean pretended to be a man on the phone with his wife saying, “I promise I was only out ice fishing” and of course, “There is no phone reception on the lake,” which ties the joke to our area and caused chuckles and outright laughter throughout the crowd. With no large band backing them up and all of the production that encompasses many concerts,

the smaller, more personal setting of the Potter Auditorium is perfect for enjoying the pure talent of the duo without the typical fanfare. The emotion poured out to those attending as songs such as “If There Hadn’t Been You” and “It’s What I Do” by Billy Dean warmed hearts and Dan Mahar’s tune “Ruthless” got people fired up. When asked if the crowds have changed over the years, Billy Dean said that the audiences are a mixture of young and old. Mahar stated that he doesn’t feel that the media has as large of an influence as it used to, explaining that in the past people listened to what the radio told them was good. With modern technology people can decide for themselves what is good and “the audiences are there because they want to be there.” After years of touring together with Mahar being lead guitar player in Dean’s band “The Regulators,” Mahar left the band in 1995. The two artists missed playing music together and Billy said “It’s become an annual trip up here for us.” Until January 17, 2014 they hadn’t played together for a year. The two played in Luverne, Minn. the night before arriving in Chatfield and then were moving on to St. Paul, to perform at Creek

Lanesboro approves financing for water project By Jade Sexton Mike Bubany of David Drown Associates spoke to the Lanesboro City Council during their regular meeting on February 4. At the last meeting, the council discussed interim financing for the Water Radium project. Funding from the Minnesota Public Facilities Authority (PFA) will come in September, but Bubany explained how they can fund the project in the meantime. The MWRA Midi-Loan program would give them up to $1.5 million to use. Bubany explained some of the benefits of this financing. First

of all, there is $10,000-$20,000 less of an issuance cost than an open market bond. There is also a quick turnaround, and the city can take what it needs each month and only pay interest on what they use. The city cannot pay the loan off before August 1 or there will be a penalty. The council passed the resolution for the interim loan. Chamber Annual Meeting The Lanesboro Chamber of Commerce held their annual meeting in January. Councilor Ceil Allen said there were two new members elected. She said

the Chamber is happy with the direction it took this last year and wants to continue. On February 20 from 6-8 p.m. there will be an open house at the Commonweal Theater to recognize Julie Kiehne’s years of work for the Chamber. Kiehne has recently left her position. Repairs needed Todd explained the repairs needed to the fire system at the community center. He said the city has 60 days to be in compliance of state statutes. The council approved the $700 needed for the testing and repairs. Also, the city website is in

The Official Legal Newspaper for Fillmore County Rushford businesses. “Then we can say, ‘Construction is a nuisance, but hasn’t slowed us down,’” she enthused. Several tools and programs will be available to businesses and community organizations, including detailed mapping of phases and routes, a Matching Funds Program, a Sign Program, customer service training, and website optimization. Through the Matching Funds Program, “The EDA-Chamber Steering Committee will match, dollar-for-dollar, up to $500 per request, when local businesses and community groups invest in projects to minimize the impacts caused by major infrastructure repairs to Highway 43.” Likewise, minimizing the impact, the Sign Program will see $75, from the steering committee, to creation of a sign for businesses having to close their front doors and direct foot traf-

fic through other entrances. The coroplast signs will feature the business name, logo, and the Rushford Peterson Valley image. Businesses wanting more on their signs will be responsible for costs beyond the initial $75 paid. Signs are being designed and constructed by Rush Creek Signs, Ltd., of Rushford. Ryman is asking all area businesses and organizations to have details of known sales and promotions for the year to her by February 17. “This is the first slice,” she noted. “It’s the advertising deadline for some regional publications. “Any great ideas, that are going to help your businesses or a group of businesses, bring them forward. Don’t wait until construction to bring things up.” Businesses and organizations can contact the chamber of commerce at 864-3338 for more information.

House Concerts in St. Paul, Minn. on February 2, 2014. According to its website, Creek House Concerts is “part art gallery and part sonically wonderful listening room,” which is excellent for many types of entertainment. More information can be found about Creek House Concerts at and on Creek-House-Concerts. Both artists enjoy the beauty of the Fillmore County area during all times of the year. Mahar enjoys pheasant hunting and fishing in the area and when asked if he had any good local fishing holes, he replied, “None I’m going to share.” As we talked, I mentioned that there are quite a few Norwegians in this area and asked if either of them had ever tried lefse. Mahar said, “I married a Norwegian girl from South Dakota” and stated he has lefse at Christmas and tops it with cream cheese and strawberry preserves, “kind of like a crepe” he explained. Billy Dean stated he had never tried lefse before. As Mahar and I continued talking, Dean laid down on the stage on his back, playing guitar and said, “I’m writing a song right now while you guys are talking.” I asked, “Is the song about lefse?” to which Mahar replied, “He has to try it before he can write a song about it.” Then asked, “Can you find some for us?” With many thanks to Dick

and Camille Jeffers, of Chatfield, I delivered lefse with butter and brown sugar to Billy and Dan. Possibly next time they are in town they will sing a song about lefse! When not on the road Billy Dean stays busy with Dean Acres where Billy’s Birthday Bash will take place April 25, and 26, 2014. Tickets can be purchased on www. Dean will then be performing 106 concerts this summer at the Starlite Theatre in Branson, Miss. Mahar gives guitar lessons to children and adults when he is home in South Dakota, which he finds very rewarding. One of his students, a 19 year-old girl, is also a very good singer and has put out a record and video and has people interested in working with her. Mahar is happy to have a small part in that. The concert was a fundraiser for the Chatfield Center for the Arts (CCA), and with very few empty seats in Chatfield’s Potter Auditorium the residents of Fillmore County have shown their appreciation for both of these talented down to earth performers and songwriters as well as showing their support for the Chatfield Center for the Arts (CCA) and the impressive talent brought to Potter Auditorium. For more information on the Chatfield Center for the Arts go to

need of some updating. Todd explained some of the software is out of date and not compatible with the programs run by the city. The patch to fix this problem costs $600. The council approved this patch. The Public Utilities Commission will share the cost since some of the software is used for utility billing. Library Library board member Keith Ekstrom said there were more than 14,000 visitors to the public library last year, and 23,350 items checked out. This number is a 10 percent increase over the last four years. Ekstrom added there are six new computers, and they have added a “Norwegian Author”

section to the library with books that were donated. Other business An application for membership in the EDA (Economic Development Authority) was approved for Catherine Glynn. There is still one position open. It was approved to have John Dahle on the HPC (Heritage Preservation Commission) The council approved a $250 donation to SMIF (Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation), which is the same amount that was donated last year. Lodging licenses for 2014 were all approved. The annual ambulance contract with Fillmore County was approved.

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8 Lb.

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329 $ 99 Oscar Mayer Sliced Ham or Turkey......2 2/$ Hormel Sliced Pepperoni...............................3 $ 49 IGA Bologna.............................................1 2/$ Oscar Mayer Lunchables.............................. 5 2/$ Shurfine Summer Sausage.............................5 $ 49 Garlic & Herb or Crunchy Fish Fillets.... 3 $ 99 Aqua Star Breaded Butterfly Shrimp..... 9 $ 99 Supreme Choice Salmon Fillet..............4 $ 99 Chicken Drummies.................................4 $ 99 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast..........4 $ 99 King Crab Legs................................ 24 $ 99 Cooked Shrimp 31-40 Count................ 9 8 Count • Family Pack • El Monterey


Organic Baby Carrots $ 49

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•How to Increase Consumption: Add to a fruit salad. Combine strawberries, peaches, almonds, grapes, and avocado. Puree and spread on a sandwich in place of butter or mayonnaise. Simply slice, add a touch of sea salt, and a squeeze of fresh lemon-very refreshing! Make a guacamole for a nutritious dip with vegetables.

Guacamole Salsa Makes about 3 cups

Ingredients: 2 avocados, peeled, pitted and chopped 1/2 cup salsa 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro 1 lime, juiced 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained salt and pepper ot taste Directions: In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients. Chill until serving Per 2 tablespoons: 33 calories, 2 g fat, <1 g protein, 3 g carbohydrate, 1.5 g fiber, 56 g sodium. This recipe is a Foot Steps to Health Recipe and 500 Club Approved The Foot Steps to Health program is a collaboration between the La Crosse County Health Department, Coulee Region Childhood Obesity Coalition, Gundersen Lutheran’s 500 Club, local businesses and local universities. Permission has been obtained by Rush Foods Inc. to use this information.


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2 $ 99 100% Apple Juice or Apple Cider..........1 $ 99 C&H Pure Cane Granulated Sugar.........1 $ 89 Smucker’s Grape Jam or Jelly................1 $ 79 ¢ Pure Cane Powdered or Brown Sugar....1 Gourmet Pieces & Stems Mushrooms 79 $ 29 Corn, Rice, Corn & Rice Squares Cereal......$ 29 Shurfine Picante Sauce or Salsa.............1 2 2/$

Juicy Juice 100% Juice................................. 64 Oz. • IGA

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349 $ 09 Hamburger or Hot Dog Buns...................1 $ 49 Fig Newtons or Newton Cookies.......... 3 ¢ Diced Green Chiles..............................69 $

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General Merchandise 80 Count

Snuggle Fabric Softener Sheets $ 29


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Alkaline AA or AAA Batteries ¢


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• Dry Cleaning Pick-up & Delivery • Rug Doctor Rental • WIC Accepted


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Rhodes Warm & Serve Rolls $ 19 9 Oz.

BOGO $ 99 9

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7-Up Bottling “Ten” Products $ 99


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Fillmore County police reports Chatfield Police Department Jessica Ann Bester, 23, Hampton, Minn.; 12/10/2013, Driver Approaching Intersection Fails to Yield Right of Way; Fees $140. Jennifer Joy Roslien, 51, Rochester, Minn.; 12/24/2013, Speeding - 40/30; Fees $130. Andrew Enos Hershberger, 22, Kendall, Wis.; 10/29/2013, Unlawful Passing - Against Signs; Fees $140. William Robert Johnston, 59, Rochester, Minn.; 10/9/2013, DWI - Operate Motor Vehicle Under Influence of Alcohol; Fine of $1,000 (stay $700 until 1/27/2015), Local confinement for 90 days (stay 87 days for one year, credit for time served of three days), Supervised probation for one year - Remain law-abiding, No same or similar, Chemical dependency evaluation/ treatment, Aftercare, No alcohol/ controlled substance use, No possession of alcohol or drugs, Random testing, Do not enter bars or liquor stores, Submit to random searches, No driving without insurance and valid drivers license. Pandora Aretha Moncure, 43, Canton, Minn.; 8/24/2013, Giving Peace Officer False Name - of Another Person; Fine of $3,000 (stay $2,100 until 1/27/2016), Local confinement for 365 days (stay 320 days for two years, credit for time served of 45 days), Supervised probation for two years - Remain law-abiding, No same or similar, No alcohol/controlled substance use, No possession of alcohol or drugs, Random testing, Submit to random searches, Complete treatment. Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office Cassia Nisan Chaney-Smith, 31, Spring Valley, Minn.; 8/26/2013, Theft - Take/Use/Transfer Movable Property - No Consent; Fine of $1,000 (stay $950 until 1/16/2015), Local confinement for 90 days (stay 88 days for one year, credit for time served of two days), Supervised probation for one year

- Remain law-abiding, No same or similar. Sarah Rose Chounard, 26, Ostrander, Minn.; 9/25/2013, Drivers License - Driving After Revocation; Fees $290. 12/6/2013, Drivers License - Driving After Revocation; Fees $290. 12/6/2013, Driver Must Carry Proof of Insurance when Operating Vehicle; Fees $200. 12/6/2013, Drivers License - Driving After Revocation; Fees $290. 12/6/2013, Driver Must Carry Proof of Insurance when Operating Vehicle; Fees $200. Jamie Larry Knutson, 32, Canton, Minn.; 12/13/2013, Speeding - 65/55; Fees $130. Cheryl Marie Luebbe, 47, Rochester, Minn.; 9/19/2013, Open Bottle Law - Possession - Crime Described; Fees $190. Sarah Elizabeth Oconnell, 19, Spring Valley, Minn.; 12/23/2013, Windshield Covered with Frost or Steam to Prevent Proper Vision; Fees $130. Chad Menford Brehmer, 41, Rochester, Minn.; 10/9/2013, Drivers License - Driving After Revocation; Fees $290. 10/9/2013, Motor Vehicle Registration Unregistered - Certain Acts Forbidden; Fees $300. 10/9/2013, Speeding - 68/55; Fees $50. 10/9/2013, Driver Must Carry Proof of Insurance when Operating Vehicle; Fees $200. Jorge Alberto Cardona Salgado, 31, Fountain, Minn.; 1/18/2014, Uninsured Vehicle - Owner Violation; Fees $290. Samuel Edward Cychosz, 21, Apple Valley, Minn.; Careless Driving; Fine of $1,000 (stay $500 until 7/15/2014), Local confinement for 90 days (stay 90 days for six months), Unsupervised probation for six months - Remain law-abiding, No same or similar, No driving without insurance, have valid license to drive. Donna Marie Driscoll, 51, Chatfield, Minn.; 12/29/2013, Expiration of Drivers License Over 21; Fees $190.

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Monday, February 10, 2014 Rebel Sky Finley, 23, Lewison, 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 87 days, Supervised probation for 87 days. Kyle Lee Frechette, 25, Waldorf, Minn.; 12/26/2013, Failure to Drive in Single Lane; Fees $140. Jeremy Wilson Redmond, 19, North Oaks, Minn.; 12/18/2013, Speeding - 65/55; Fees $130. George Leo Schott, 47, Preston, Minn.; 12/12/2013, Parking Ordinance; Fees $32. Mark Weissmandl, 37, Monsey, N.Y.; 12/22/2013, Speeding - 64/55; Fees $130. Jeremy David Wood, 19, Harmony, Minn.; 4/25/2013, Assault - 5th Degree - Inflict or Attempt Bodily Harm; Fine of $1,000 (stay $700 until 1/27/2015), 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, Do not enter bars or liquor stores, Random testing, Submit to random searches, Write letter of apology, No use or possession of firearms or dangerous weapons, Maintain employment, No assault, Supply DNA sample, if required and directed by Court Services. Preston Police Department Roger Ardell Heraldson, 53, Lanesboro, Minn.; 1/1/2014, Stopping/Standing/Parking Where Signs Prohibit Stopping; Fees $32. Tracie Swing Kozak, 43, St. Charles, Minn.; 1/1/2014, Stopping/Standing/Parking Where Signs Prohibit Stopping; Fees $32. Joshua Roger Marzolf, 26, Chatfield, Minn.; 1/1/2014, Stopping/Standing/Parking Where Signs Prohibit Stopping; Fees $32. Jesse Michael Rein, 35, Lanesboro, Minn.; 12/21/2013, Stopping/Standing/Parking Where Signs Prohibit Stopping; Fees $32. Brett Jerome Storelee, 25, Lanesboro, Minn.; 12/20/2013, Stopping/Standing/Parking Where Signs Prohibit Stopping; Fees $32. Katelyn Brooke Tollefson, 23, Rochester, Minn.; 1/1/2014, Stopping/Standing/Parking Where Signs Prohibit Stopping; Fees $32. Brett Michael Alderman, 23, Harmony, Minn.; 12/23/2013, Stopping/Standing/Parking Where Signs Prohibit Stopping; Fees $32. Farah Abdullahi Nur, 42, Postville, Iowa; 11/29/2013, Child Passenger Restraint System - Not


Equipped and Installed; Fees $140. Tricia Lynn Trebil, 29, Preston, Minn.; 5/4/2013, Theft - Take/ Use/Transfer Movable Property No Consent; Fine of $3,000 (stay $2,100 until 1/27/2016), Restitution $1,397.65, Local confinement for 365 days (stay 320 for two years, credit for time served of 14 days), Supervised probation for two years - Remain law-abiding, No same or similar, Complete treatment, outpatient, No alcohol/controlled substance use, No possession of alcohol or drugs, Random testing, Submit to random searches, Do not enter bars or liquor stores, No contact with victim(s), Do not enter victim’s residence, Maintain employment, No assault. Minnesota State Patrol Heather Dawn Clark, 38, Rushford, Minn.; 12/5/2013, Seath Belt Required - Driver and Passengers Must Use; Fees $115. David Obert Colbenson, 64, Lewison, Minn.; Seat Belt Required - Driver and Passengers Must Use; Fees $115. Eric Allen Courrier, 18, Rushford, Minn.; 12/23/2013, Seat Belt Required - Driver and Passengers Must Use; Fees $115. Kerneth John Hall, 25, Spring Valley, Minn.; 10/18/2013, Window Restrictions - Tint Too Dark; Fees $140. James Ervin Harsdorf, 63, Beldenville, Wis.; 11/25/2013, Speeding - 65/55; Fees $130. Cortland Elliott Humble, 72, Rushford, Minn.; 12/23/2013, Seat Belt Required - Driver and Passengers Must Use; Fees $115. Erin Elizabeth Malenke, 30, Rushford, Minn.; 12/5/2013, Seat Belt Required - Driver and Passengers Must Use; Fees $115. Jennifer Marie Mulhern, 35, Preston, Minn.; 12/4/2013, Speeding - 65/55; Fees $130. Myron Dale Bunke, 80,

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Rushford, Minn.; 12/20/2013, Seat Belt Required - Drivers and Passengers Must Use; Fees $115. Sarah Rose Chounard, 26, Ostrander, Minn.; 3/30/2013, Drivers License - Driving After Revocation; Fees $290. 3/30/2013, Seat Belt Required - Drivers and Passengers Must Use; Fees $25. 12/6/2013, Drivers License - Driving After Revocation; Fees $290. Rushford Police Department Ryan Lucas Jackson, 22, Rushford, Minn.; 5/31/2013, Motorcycle - Driving without endorsement; 5/31/2013, Speeding - 62/45; 5/31/2013, Driver Must Carry Proof of Insurance when Operating Vehicle; 9/24/2013, Drivers License - Driving After Revocation; 10/13/2013, Drivers License - Driving After Revocation. Corey Alan Carlson, 22, Rushford, Minn.; 11/25/2013, Driver Must Carry Proof of Insurance when Operating Vehicle; Fees $290. John Paul Fann, 23, Rushford, Minn.; 12/9/2012, Obstruct Legal Process - Interfere with Peace Officer; Fine of $3,000 (stay $2,100 until 1/27/2016), Local confinement for 365 days (stay 345 days for two years, credit for time served of 11 days) - serve as Work Release, 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, Write letter of apology, Take medications in the prescribed dosage and frequency, Maintain employment, No assault. Rodney Jacob Nation, 35, Lanesboro, Minn.; 1/5/2014, Speeding - 45/30; Fees $150. Kimberly Rose Reimann, 43, Lanesboro, Minn.; 1/4/2014, Speeding - 47/30; Fees $150.

FARM LAND FOR SALE Duane Vandezande Estate Farm

Sealed bids will be received at the Law Office of Thomas M. Manion located at 204 Parkway Ave. N., Lanesboro, MN until Friday, February 14, 2014, at 4:00 PM, for the purchase of the NE¼ N/W ¼ except West 10 acres and except NE of river; SE ¼ NW ¼ except West 15 acres; E ½ NE ¼ SW ¼ and West ½ NE ¼ except North of river and except 5 acres; NW ¼ SE¼ lying west of old county road, all in 11-10211, Carimona Township, Fillmore County, Minnesota. Survey to govern. See attached survey map for an outline of the property. Bidders shall submit their bid by indicating what parcel(s), A, B or C, they are bidding on. Parcel A has 138.74 acres, more or less, parcel B has 13.43 acres, more or less, and parcel C has 17.51 acres, more or less. Bids shall be made in writing and enclosed in a sealed envelope and plainly marked “VandeZande farm” on the exterior. Bids shall contain the name, address and phone numbers of the bidder. Bids may be either delivered in person or mailed to the Law Office of Thomas M. Manion, 204 Parkway Ave. N., P.O. Box 420, Lanesboro, MN 55949. Bids shall be deemed received on the date the bid arrives at the office. Bids shall be accompanied by cashier’s check made payable to Thomas M. Manion trust account, for 5% of the bid as a potential earnest money deposit. Unsuccessful bidders will have their checks returned. Seller reserves the right to reject any and all bids and negotiate with bidders. The successful bidder will be required to enter into a standard Minnesota purchase agreement; said agreement will provide for real estate taxes being prorated to the date of closing and provide for closing date on or before March 14, 2014. Full possession will be given on the date of closing. The premises are being sold “as is”.

For information please contact Thomas M. Manion at 507-467-2317

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Recycling 101 By LaVerne C. Paulson, Recycling Education Coordinator Most of you are aware that there are six sites throughout the county where you will find the large, green rural recycling containers. Hundreds of Fill- LaVerne C. more County Paulson residents prefer to deposit their recyclables in one of these containers rather than drop them off at the Recycling Center in Preston. While chatting with some of the people who use the rural containers, they are very happy that many of the containers are conveniently close to their homes which makes recycling much eas-

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ier. These are the same people who tell me that they are not very happy with what they sometimes find in or near the containers. A few people, a small percentage, are depositing garbage into these containers and contaminating some or all of the contents. These are not garbage containers, they are recycling containers meant for recyclables. When Waste Management brings these containers to the Recycling Center and unloads them into one of our bins before the cardboard, paper, jugs, cans, and bottles are loaded into larger containers, we can then see what was disposed of in the rural containers. Baler twine, silage bags, computer monitors, water beds, broken toys, soiled diapers, moldy clothing, lawn ornaments, lawn furniture, lumber, spoiled food, televisions, styrofoam, a lot of stuff in plastic bags, automobile parts, tires, carpet pieces, as well

as small appliances have been deposited in the containers at one time or another. Some of these items appear each time a container is dumped here at the Recycling Center. The deer carcass was one too many. The rules for the use of these containers are not difficult. These containers are for recycling purposes only. Fillmore County has its own list of items that are recyclable, and only those items should be deposited in the container. Cardboard, boxboard, newspaper, junk mail, magazines, catalogs, phone books, hard cover books, paperbacks, computer paper, paper towel and toilet tissue tubes, shredded paper in a closed box or closed paper bag, food jars, glass bottles, steel/tin cans and their covers, clean aluminum foil and clean aluminum pie plates, plastic bottles, jugs, and ice cream pails, as well as any plastic container with a “1” or a

The Official Legal Newspaper for Fillmore County “2” inside the “chasing arrows” on the bottom of the container. Besides the items listed in paragraph three... candy wrappers, all plastic caps and covers, used tissue, ovenware, yogurt containers, fridge packs, flower pots, canning jars, window glass, mirrors, ceramics, pottery, light bulbs, egg cartons, bottle caps, cat and dog food bags, food waste, kitchen garbage, soiled cardboard pizza boxes, aluminum foil with food, and amber pill bottles do not belong in recycling. And, of course, all plastic bags. Please, if you bring your recyclables to the container in a plastic bag, no matter what size or what color, empty the contents into the container and take the bags home to be reused, landfilled, or taken back to a store that accepts them. They should be clean and dry. Should we care what gets deposited into the containers? Yes... When all this stuff gets to the

Houston School Board approves MSHSL grant submission By Angie Rodenburg The Houston School Board held a meeting on February 3. At the meeting the board approved board committee assignments and approved sending requests for auditing services proposals to four different firms. Casey Indra, Houston’s athletic director, requested that the school board approve the submission of the MSHSL Foundation Grant. The grant will supply Houston High School coaches with books and other materials that will aid in their coaching. Indra has requested $3,800 from the Foundation, but the total amount awarded will be decided by the Foundation. The board approved the submission of the grant. Interim Superintendent Rick had met with each of the board members from January 27-30 to discuss their thoughts and ques-

tions in their search for a permanent superintendent. The board hoped to glean knowledge about the role and characteristics to look for in a candidate from seasoned Interim Superintendent Rick. Rick highlighted the themes and concerns the board members had and presented them. Rick also directed the school board by saying if the board hopes to move forward in the process for hiring a new superintendent that they need to post the position immediately. If the school board decides to continue with an interim superintendent, then they should begin discussing extending the interim superintendent agreement through June 30, 2015. There was a lot of discussion among the school board members in regards to which path would be most beneficial to take. School board member Mimi Carlson felt

they could benefit from extending Interim Superintendent Rick’s contract, reminding the board of Rick’s experience with school organizational structure. One of the primary concerns of the board is the organizational structure and collaboration between Houston Public School and Minnesota Virtual Academy. School board member Gary Wilson also favored extending Rick’s contract, saying Rick has a wealth of experience and they could reap the benefits of it. There was concern that there is too little time to find a great long-term candidate with all the work that is still left to be done in the search process. In addition, the board had a hard time agreeing on what characteristics they were looking for in a new superintendent in general. Some thought giving more time for the




superintendent search would be preferable and extending Rick’s contract would supply adequate time. Not everyone was in favor of extending Rick’s contract and delaying the superintendent search. School board member Kevin Kelleher said, “We might not all agree a year from now any-

Twin Cities and is separated by the “plastic bag hating machine,” anything Fillmore County material that is not recyclable ends up in a pile that is weighed and we have to pay to get rid of it, most likely in a landfill. Here is a special request from your recycling coordinator. When depositing cardboard boxes into the rural container, please break them down and flatten them. An empty cardboard box takes up a lot of room that is meant to be used by bottles, cans, and various forms of paper. Most of Fillmore County residents are conscientious stewards of the land and our many natural resources. For you who are not, it is time to change your attitude concerning recycling and one positive change would be to use these rural containers for recyclables only, and bring your real garbage to the Resource Recovery Center. way.” None of the school board members seemed to know quite what the right answer would be. The board felt the discussion was productive though and gave them food for thought. They will discuss further and make a decision at the next school board meeting. The next school board meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 18 at the Houston High School Library.

Special bred cow & Heifer auction Lanesboro Sales Commission • Lanesboro, MN Friday, February 14th at Noon

Special bred cow & Heifer auction Decorah Sales Commission • Decorah, IA Saturday, February 15th at Noon

See complete listings on our websites & For more information call Joe Nelson (Owner) 507-450-6763, Jesse Massman 563-419-9553, or Erik Nelson 507-951-1216

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Bidding starts ending on Monday, February 17th at 5:00pm THERE WILL BE MN SALES TAX CHARGED ON THIS AUCTION! Partial list: snowmobiles/atV: 97’ Arctic Cat ZR 580; 02’ Polaris 800 XCSP; 03’ Polaris Ranger 6x6. Power tools incl. shaper, planer, table & cutoff saws, drill presses, sander, jointer, air comp., pressure washer, paint sprayers, ext. ladders, chain saws; 9 long & 9 hand guns; ammo; 2-good riding lawn tractors; utility trailer; Johnson 4.5 & Mariner 15 hsp. Outboard motors. Collectibles/antiques/ Household: Country cupboard; baby buggy; Ice cream freezer; Refrigerator; Bedroom set; Apt. sized tables; Saxophone; Flute; Trumpet; Area rugs; Lead crystal; Dolls; 20+ Hummels; Red Wing; Toy cars/trucks/tractors; Erector set; 10+ Precious Moments; Glassware; Prints terms: MN sales tax & 10% buyer prem. added to all purchases; All items sold “as is”. Buyer confirming validity & condition; All buyer’s must pick up & pay for items on pickup day. If you’re not able to make pickup day, please don’t bid; all gun buyers must read & agree to all gun terms on our web site. Viewing Days: Wed. Feb. 12th 3pm-7pm; Sun. Feb. 16th 11am3pm. Pickup Day: Tues. Feb. 18th 8 am – 7 pm. location: Darr Auctions Warehouse at 909 Larson Lane, Rushford, MN. Look Rodney daRR for directional signs.

LAND Sat., Mar. 1st, 2014 • 11 AM

Auction to be held at Root River Country Club, 13029, County 3, Spring Valley, MN

Ben & Diane Nolt, 10599 State Hwy 56, LeRoy, MN 70 +/- Acres of Farmland Located in the W 1/2 of NE 1/4 of Beaver Township, Section 31, Range 13 W. Fillmore County, MN (Survey to govern legal description) High Productivity Index Rating Survey to Govern Acres Terms: 20% nonrefundable down payment day of auction. Balance due on or before April 1, 2014 or upon clear and marketable title.

Matt Gehling Auctioneer/Broker Call 800.770.0347 to receive an auction information booklet. PROPERTY HAS BEEN PATTERN TILED

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Fillmore County Sports By Paul Trende Every year there is a week where the squads in Fillmore County play a lot of games against each other. The week starting Monday the 27th was it. Seven basketball games featured county teams versus each other, and a pair of wres- Paul Trende tling matches. One thing to come from all of it; ‘Gophers’ equal ‘W’. Gophers Sweep Falcons… Chatfield’s b-ball teams convincingly beat FC’s the first go-around (girls 56-25, boys 82-62). In the second meetings, the Falcons squads were tougher outs. A week after their first game, the Gopher fellas, led by Nate Skare (16 pts, four first half trifectas), were headed toward another win, up 30-22 at halftime. But the Falcons began the second with a 15-2 run, taking a 37-32 lead. Trailing 39-34, Chatfield’s answer; hit eight straight FG’s, score on nine of 10 possessions, go on a 21-8 run, go up 55-47. They prevailed 66-52. Skare (6-13 three’s, 27 pts, 10 rebs 6 assists) was brilliant. Jayme LaPlante (16 pts, 14 rebs) also had a double-double. Jake Neis (4 pts, 5 rebs, 8 assists, 6 stls) did everything but score big. For FC, Nick Powell struggled with his shot (4-14 FG’s), but was solid all-around (11 pts, 10 rebs, 5 assists, 3 stls). Junior Nick Mensink (11 pts) was a spark off the bench. Quentin Case added 10 points and 5 steals. Three-point shooting was a key in the game (C 8-21, FC 4-17). In Chatfield, FC’s girls battled the undefeated #3 Gophers. Chatfield jumped out 20-6. FC closed to 24-20. The Goph’s led 28-20 at halftime. In the second half, Chat again got ahead, 40-26. FC reeled them back in with a 14-5 run. With around six-minutes to play, the Gophers lead was five (45-40). Then Chat coach Brian Baum performed another hockeyesque ‘line change’. Whatever mass substitution it was, was the optimal number for optimal results; the Goph’s scored on nine of ten possessions, 16 unanswered points, they finished the game on a 20-5 run, to prevail 66-45. Maddie Talamantes led the charge (17 pts, 7-11 FG’s). Brook Irish had 11 off the bench. Kirsten Keefe filled the roll of multi-faceted contributor (5 pts, 7 rebs, 5 assists, 7 stls). FC was led by Kendyl Bennett (14 pts, 6-7 FT’s, 6 rebs, 4 stls) and Sammi Bakke (11 pts, 7 rebs). Turnovers

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told the story (FC 32, C 13). ...and Knights…. The Gophers then moved on to sweeping Kingsland. The girls did so without much fuss, jumping out 13-2. Leading 19-8, a 15-0 run helped send Chat to half up 43-15. They prevailed 73-40. Keefe (13 pts, 5-7 FG’s, 5 rebs, 5 assists, 5 stls), Sidney Irish (13 pts), and Megan LaPlante (10 pts) reached doublefigures. Twelve Gophers scored. Jamie Thompson (7 pts, 7 rebs) and Melinda Woods (7 pts) paced the Knights. The Gophers moved their records to 11-0 (first in the TRC South), 14-0. Kingsland fell to 2-9, 3-14. On the guys’ side, the Knights were game in the first half. They erased a 21-11 deficit to lead 29-27 late. But Chatfield ended on a 6-0 mini-run (up 33-29 at the break). Knight Jacob Rindels opened the second with a three (33-32), only for Chatfield go on a 21-3 spurt (9-12 FG’s). They bolted ahead 54-35. Each team then got hot (King 7-9 FG’s, Chat 6-10 FG’s) before a 8-0 Gopher run made it academic (74-53, under 5:00). In that run, Gopher senior G Nate Skare hit a 3-pointer that put him in the 1,000-point club. Chatfield prevailed 80-55. Interior players LaPlante (23 pts, 8 rebs, 3 blks) and Brandon Adler (12 pts 9 rebs) dominated. Chat had 24 o-boards, 23 second-chance-points (King 9 and 7). The Goph’s held a 57-32 overall rebounding edge. Neis (13 pts, 6 rebs, 8 assists) and Skare (10 pts, 7 rebs) also reached double-figures. Three Knights, Rindels (14), Lenny Moore (14), and Quinn Larson (10 pts, 7 rebs) did the same. County-County Hodgepodge When FC and Lanesboro’s boys get together, it usually comes down to the end. This year is no different. FC led nearly the entire way, by as many as nine (21-12) in the first, three at halftime (39-36), by as many as eleven (41-30) in the second. Lanes replied with a 9-0 run (4139). Collin Bennett and Kiel Larson then carried the Falcon flag, scoring 11 points of 13-5 FC run. FC took a 54-44 lead (5:31). Lanesboro inched closer the rest of the game. With 12-seconds left, Tylar Miller hit a 3-pointer to pull the Burros within one (65-64). After a couple missed FT’s (0:07.4 left), Kole Ruud brought the rock up the court. He got to the FT-line extended only to face multiple defenders. He kicked to Zach Voeltz in the corner, who let loose a game-winning 3-pointer, which was swatted by Nick Mensink down the corridor toward the Bur-

ros locker room, where Lanesboro shortly thereafter retreated. FC survived 65-64. Ruud (31 pts, 9-11 FT’s) was nearly uncoverable. Luke Rogers added 14 (pts) and 10 (rebs). Nick Powell (15 pts, 10 rebs) and Logan Masters (15 pts, 5 assists, 7 stls) paced FC. The taller Falcons beat up Lanes on the boards (42-32, 15-7 offensively). They held a 13 to four edge in second-chance-points. Meanwhile in Harmony, FC’s girls again battled another good team, TRC-South 2nd place Rushford-Peterson (who beat FC 59-32 back in December). The Trojans led 31-23 at halftime, only for FC to open the second on a 9-0 run to lead 32-31. R-P rallied from there and came away with a 57-47 win. Brianna Koop (17 pts, 7-10 FG’s, 6 rebs, 4 stls) and Kendra Crawford (12 pts, 7 assists, 5 stls) led the effort. Leah Scheevel (13 pts, 4-5 FG’s, 5-6 FT’s, 9 rebs) and Kendyl Bennett (10 pts, 4-5 FG’s) led FC. The Trojans are now 14-3 on the year (10-3 in the TRC). A night later, R-P’s boys easily handled FC, 80-47. Thirteen Trojans scored led by Alex Vix (14 pts) and Seth Thompson (12 pts). Powell had 18 (pts) and 8 (rebs) for the Falcons. The win moved the Trojans’ records to 14-1, 18-1 (basically tied for first in TRC-South with 12-1, 17-1 Caledonia). FC’s records fell to 4-11, 8-12. On the mats, FCLMC and GMLOK did battle, one littered with good matches. The Bulldogs got ahead in the early weights, taking 106, 113, and 145 by forfeit. Josh Graves secured a pin at 126. Jace Bunne (138) scored a 1-0 win over Gabe Decker. Brady Ristau won 120 for FCLMC via pin, Alex Fishbaugher took 132 via 6-5 decision over Stephen Kassel. Thru 145, the ‘Dogs led 27-9. Thereon in, it was all Wolves. Decision victories from Connor Hanson (#8 at 152; 15-9 over Blake Olson) and Trevor Barnes (160; 4-1 over Sam Roe), and then pins from Tom Henry (170) and Niko Anderson (#1 at 170, wrestled 182), evened the match at 27. In the biggest bout of the night at 195, undefeated Monty Holm downed #7 Wyatt Richardson 3-1. GMLOK forfeited 220, which wrapped up the dual. Jacob Thomas (285) put the finishing touches on it with a pin. FCLMC downed GMLOK 42-27. Wolves are 9-10, GMLOK 1-7. For more on Chatfield dominating their own triangular with LARP and Z-M, read further.

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One would have a hard time finding a better assortment of wrestling talent, at a 10 team invite, than that that showed up for the WEM/JWP Mike Fasnacht Memorial Tournament. Thirty-plus individually ranked wrestlers took to the mats, from a number of top level squads. The team standing at the top after it was all said and done, the #8 Chatfield Gophers (196.5). They bested #4 in A Jackson County Central (177.5), #11 in A Sibley East (135.5), plus Class A Lean and Mean Dover-Eyota and (a less than full strength) AA #3 Totino Grace. Two of Chat’s seven finalists won

titles. Jared Goldsmith (#7) took 113 (pin, pin, 6-2). He is now 19-0 on the year. Top ranked Hank Friederichs won 138, beating the guy behind him in the rankings, #2 Austin Brockhoff of Sibley East (2-1). Hank is now 30-2. Treyc Van Sickle (106), A.J. Riley (145), Harvey Friederichs (152), Cody Bly (170), and Jacob Bleess (220) all took second. Each lost to highly ranked opponents. Van Sickle (unranked) fell 6-3 to #4 Tanner Pasvogel of SE. Riley (#6) lost 3-0 to Hunter Retslaff (#2) of SE. Harvey (#4, 30-1) suffered his first loss of the season, a 10-8 to Paden Moore (#2) of JCC. Bly (#4, 18-1) suffered his first loss of the season also, an 18-1 tech fall to top ranked 182-pounder Keagan Moore of JCC. Bleess (#10) fell (14-6 MD) to Totino Grace’s 7th-ranked (Class AA) 220-pounder Kez Flomo. Ty Van Sickle (#10, 120) and Ryan Meeker (132) each took third, each losing via decision in the semis (Meeker, again, to a highly ranked foe). Jake Mandt (126) and Alex Haffner (160) took fourth, each losing both of their matches to ranked opponents. Eleven of 13 Gophers to compete finished top four.


R-P BBB narrowly avoided a firstloss hang-over. They overcame a 16-point halftime deficit to beat 3-15 Southland 91-88 in OT. R-P beat the Reb’s 80-39 on December 6. After having just two 20-point scorers the whole season, both Seth Thompson (season high 24) and Alex Vix (20) did so in the game. Vix is averaging 15 per over his last nine games (double figures in each contest). The Chatfield BBB team went 3-0 on the week. They’ve gone 11-2 in their last 13 games and are 9-5, 13-5 on the season. M-C’s boys, with a win over Lyle/Pacelli, have won 6 of 7. Hunter Johnson was on fire (11-16 FG’s) versus the A’s in scoring 25. The Cougars are 10-3, 11-8. Lanesboro boy’s hit 18 three-pointers, nine by Luke Rogers (seven in the first half), in a

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win over Schaeffer. Rogers scored 31, Kole Ruud 24. They then outscored Hope Lutheran 52-25 in the second half (led 25-22 at half) to win 77-47. Ruud had 31. The Burros are 11-2, 13-6. Olivia Haug was an interior force (23 pts, 19 rebs) as the Lady Burros rallied in the second half for a win over HL Niko Anderson (30-1) posted his third individual tournament title of the year at Pine Island. GMLOK wrestling had three champions at the Wisconsin Dells Invite, Jace Bunne, Parker Hale, and Wyatt Richardson. Trojan Sierra McNamer had a career-high 22 in a loss to Southland. Boys Basketball 01-28: #5 in A R-P 91, Southland 88 in OT (R-P: Seth Thompson 24 pts (9-12 FG’s), 8 rebs, 4 assists, 3 stls; Alex Vix 20; Charlie Krambeer 14; Austin O’Hare 13. R-P FT’s: 23-40) 01-31: Kingsland 47, #10 in AA Caledonia 83 (K: J. Rindels 11. C: Colton Lampert 24. Knights are 3-11, 5-15) Schaeffer Academy 45, Lanesboro 74 (L: L. Rogers 31 (nine trifectas); K. Ruud 24 (four threes); Z. Voeltz 12) Lyle/Pacelli 49, M-C 75 (M-C: H. Johnson 25 pts, 5 assists; Noah Manning 15 pts, 10 rebs, 6 assists; Donnie Lind 13) Glenville-Emmons 62, Houston 44 (Hurricanes are 4-10, 4-12) 02-01: Hope Lutheran 47, Lanesboro 77 (L: K. Ruud 31 (8-11 FT’s); L. Rogers 13. HL: Jason Klug 26) D-E 40, Chatfield 75 (C: J. Neis 17 pts, 5 rebs, 5 assists, 5 stls; C. Bance 17; N. Skare 14; J. LaPlante 10 pts, 7 rebs) Girls Basketball 01-28: Lanesboro 29, SG 50 (L: Haely Polin 14; Olivia Haug 10 pts, 17 rebs. Game was 40-29; Lions ended See SPORTS Page 27 

NATE SKARE Chatfield Boys Basketball

Chatfield boys’ basketball player Nate Skare is Athlete of the Week. The senior guard hit the 1,000-career point milestone (poetically) with a 3-pointer against (poetically) Kingsland. He also hit six trifectas and scored 27 points in a win over Fillmore Central. Skare, a 3-year starter, is averaging 14 PPG. The Gophers are looking for some kind of winter encore to their splendid fall. Photo by Paul Trende

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According to the Governor’s website,, the Minnesota Department of Commerce estimates that because of this change, an additional 30,000 to 40,000 newly-eligible Minnesotans will apply for heating assistance this winter. Applications for Energy Assistance for area residents can be obtained from Semcac located at 204 S. Elm Street in Rushford, Minn. The phone number for Semcac is (507) 864-7741. Hours are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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on 10-run) R-P 69, Southland 85 (R-P: S. McNamer career-high 22 pts (10-13 FG’s); K. Crawford 21 pts, 6 assists, 5 stls; Brooke Johnson 10 pts (5-7 FG’s), 6 rebs; Keela Brand 6 pts, 11 rebs, 6 stls. S: four in double figures led by McKenzie Kirtz’s 25) 01-30: G-E 23, Houston 63 (H: Abbey Loken 15 pts, 9 rebs; Kelly Jerviss 14 pts (7-9 FG’s); Natalie King 12 pts, 9 rebs) Kingsland 51, Byron 73 (K: Melinda Woods 10; Gracie Schmidt 9 pts, 11 rebs. B: Vanessa Anderson

29 pts, 11 rebs) #5 in A Lyle/Pacelli 70, M-C 37 (M-C: Lydia Geving 18 pts, 7 rebs, 4 stls; Sara Lind 10 pts, 10 rebs. Coug’s are 8-3, 9-7) Schaeffer Acad. 35, Lanesboro 37 (L: H. Polin 14 pts, 9 rebs; O. Haug 8 pts, 20 rebs. Burros led 34-8, hung on for win) 01-31: FC 59, Grand Meadow 49 (FC: Morgan Malley 18; Kaitlynn Aug 13 pts, 9 rebs; Leah Scheevel 10 pts, 12 rebs. GM: Rio Landers 25 pts, 9 rebs, 8 blks. Falcons are 5-10, 8-10) Houston 35, Coulee Christian 40 (H: A. Loken 12 pts, 19 rebs; K. Jerviss 10. ‘Canes are 6-5, 7-8) 02-01:

Monday, February 10, 2014 Hope Lutheran 50, Lanesboro 57 (L: O. Haug 23 pts, 19 rebs. HL led 30-23 at half. Burros went on a 13-3 run to take a 38-37 lead. Down 42-38, they went on an 18-1 run (up 56-43) to make it academic. Burros are 3-8, 5-14) Wrestling 01-31: Chatfield Triangular > Lean and Mean Z-M 16, #8 Chatfield 46 (Goph’s won 11 of 14 matches. J. Goldsmith (113) & J. Bleess (220) scored pins. Harvey F. (152; 18-1) recorded a TF. J. Mandt (126; 15-1) & R. Meeker (132; 11-3) won via MD. Treyc VS (106; 4-1), Hank F. (138; 9-3), A.J. Riley (145; 5-2), Austin Dahl (170; 6-2), & C. Bly

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Cody Nahrgang (220) 7-2 decisions. Screamin’ Eagles are 10-12. Gophers are 19-1) 02-01: Pine Island Tournament (Team scoring was not kept. FCLMC’s Niko Anderson won 182 (bye, tech fall, pin). Connor Hanson (152) took second, losing to Mayo’s Class AAA #5 Brady Nelson 7-3. Alex Fishbaugher took third at 132) Wisconsin Dell Invite (GMLOK took 4th of 11 teams. Jace Bunne (138; pin, 3-1, pin), Parker Hale (145; pin, 8-0, pin), & Wyatt Richardson (195; 16-2 MD, 5-3, pin) each took first. Josh Graves (120) and Blake Olson (152) each took third).

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Fillmore County District Court Paul Anthony Zacker, 33, of Preston, Minn., appeared in Fillmore County Court on January 3, 2014 facing 10 alleged counts of Possess Pornographic Work - Computer Disk/Electronic/Magnetic/Optical Image w/Porn. The counts of the crime described carry a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment, fines of $5,000, or both. A jury trial for Zacker is set for March 5, 2014. Zacker also appeared in Fillmore County Court on January 22, 2014 facing one alleged count of Criminal Sexual Conduct - 1st Degree - Penetrate or Contact with Person Under 13 - Actor >36 months older, which carries a maximum penalty of 30 years imprisonment, fines of $40,000, or both. Zacker will appear in court on February 3, 2014 for this charge in a Initial Appearance - Rule 8 hearing. Joseph Isaac Gillespie, 19, of Minneapolis appeared in Fillmore County Court on January 6, 2014 for sentencing for one count Drugs - 3rd Degree - Possess - 10 Grams or More Narcotic - Not Cocaine/Heroin. Gillespie was given a statutory stay of adjudication order him to 45 days in the Fillmore County Jail with credit for time served of 21 days. Gillespie will serve 24 days on Work Release and be under supervised probation for 20 years with the conditions of remain law-abiding, no same or similar, 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, maintain employment, no assault, no contact with co-defendants, no contact with persons associated with illegal

drugs or known felons, no use or possession of firearms or dangerous weapons. A $1,000 fine was also imposed with this sentence. Gillespie was also given a statutory stay of adjudication for one count Drugs - 5th Degree - Procure/Possess/Control by False Name or False Credit. In a final case Gillespie was sentenced for one count Aggravated Forgery Utter or Possess Writing/Object. For this charge Gillespie was sentenced to 365 days in the Fillmore County Jail with 365 days stayed for two years. Also, Gillespie was given superivsed probation and a $3,000 fined which, which was stayed until 1/6/2016. Dexter Richard Eiken, 23, of Canton, Minn., appeared in Fillmore County Court on January 6, 2014 facing one alleged count Aggravated Robbery, which carries a maximum penalty of 7 -1/2 years of imprisonment, fines of $15,000, or both. Eiken also faces one alleged count Simple Robbery and one alleged count Assault - 3rd Degree Substantial Bodily Harm, both wich carry maximum penalties of five years imprisonment, fines of $10,000, or both. Finally, Eiken faces one alleged count of Assault - 5th Degree - Inflict or Attempt Bodily Harm, which carries a maximum penalty of 90 days imprisonment, fines of $1,000, or both. Eiken’s next court appearance is set for February 3, 2014 for an omnibus hearing. Wilbur Eugene Schmoll, 81, of LeRoy, Minn., appeared in Fillmore County Court on January 21, 2014 for sentencing for one count Animal Health - Disposal of Domestic Animal Carcasses

Monday, February 10, 2014 by Burial or Buring. For this charge Schmoll was given a fine of $1,500, of which $1,300 was stayed until 1/22/2016. Schmoll was given local confinement for 180 days, of which 150 days will be stayed for two years. Schmoll was given credit for time served of six days and 14 days will be served as a staggered sentence. Schmoll will be under supervised probation for two years with the conditions of remain law-abiding and no same or similar. Schmoll was also given a stay of imposition for one count Overwork/Mistreat Animals Deprive of Food/Shelter. Tyler Len Rahrmann Chase, 22, of Chatfield, Minn., appeared in Fillmore County Court on January 3, 2014 facing one alleged count of Criminal Sexual Conduct - 3rd Degree Victim 13-15 Actor >24 months older, which carries a maximum penalty of 15 years imprisonment, fines of $30,000, or both. Chase also faces one alleged count Criminal Sexual Conduct - 4th Degree - Victim 13-15 Actor >48 months older, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment, fines of $20,000, or both. Finally, Chase faces one alleged count Solicit Chid to Engage in Sexual Conduct - Prohibited Act and one alleged count Solicit Child or Believe to be a Child Through Electronic Communication to Engage in Sexual Conduct, both which carry maximum penalties of three years imprisonment, fines of $5,000, or both. Chase’s next court appearance is scheduled for March 27, 2014. Jay Richard Nelson, 25, of LeRoy, Minn., appeared in Fillmore County Court on January 27, 2014 facing one alleged count of Assault - 3rd Degree - Substantial Bodily Harm, which carries


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Notice of Public Hearings for Minnesota Energy Resources For MERC Customers served by the Northern Natural Gas Pipeline

On September 30, 2013 Minnesota Energy Resources Corporation (“MERC”) asked for permission to increase its natural gas rates by approximately $14.2 million, or about 5.52% overall. Depending upon customer class and usage, the actual percentage of any increase will vary. The requested increase would add about $4.73 to a typical residential customer’s monthly bill in the MERC Northern Natural Gas Pipeline rate area. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (“MPUC”) will make its decision regarding the final rates in October 2014.

Public Comment

Administrative Law Judge Eric L. Lipman has scheduled public hearings so that customers may present their views regarding MERC’s recently filed rate case. MERC customers and members of the public are invited to attend and to provide comments at the public hearings. You are invited to comment on the adequacy and quality of MERC’s service, the level of rates or other related matters. You do not need to be represented by an attorney in order to participate in these hearings.

Public Hearings Schedule

Rochester Wednesday, March 12 at 12:30 p.m. Rochester City Hall – Room 104 201 4th Street SE

Rosemount Wednesday, March 12 at 7:00 p.m. Dakota County Technical College – Room 2-104 1300 145th Street East

Written Comments from the Public

You may also send written comments to Administrative Law Judge Eric L. Lipman Office of Administrative Hearings P.O. Box 64620 St. Paul, MN 55101 E-mail:

Cloquet Thursday, March 13 at 7:00 p.m. Cloquet Chamber of Commerce 225 Sunny Side Drive

Written comments are most effective when they include:

1) the issue in MERC’s proposal you are addressing; 2) your specific recommendation; and 3) the reason for your recommendation.

Please include Docket Numbers OAH 8-2500-31126 and MPUC G-011/GR-13-617 in all communications. The deadline for written comments is 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, 2014.


If you need any reasonable accommodation in order to enable you to fully participate in these public hearings (i.e., sign language or large print materials), please call the MPUC at 651-296-0406 (voice) or 1-800-657-3782 at least one week in advance of the meeting. Persons with hearing or speech disabilities may call us through their preferred Telecommunications Relay Service. Important - Comments are Publicly Available

Comments will be made available to the public on the MPUC’s website, except in limited circumstances consistent with the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act. The MPUC does not edit or delete personal identifying information from submissions.

Evidentiary Hearings

Formal evidentiary hearings on MERC’s proposal are scheduled to start on May 13, 2013 in the MPUC’s Large Hearing Room, 121 Seventh Place East, Suite 350, St. Paul, MN. The purpose of the evidentiary hearings is to allow MERC, the Minnesota Department of Commerce-Division of Energy Resources, the Minnesota Office of the Attorney General-Antitrust & Utilities Division and others to present sworn testimony and to cross-examine witnesses on the structure and reasonableness of the proposed rate increase. Anyone who wishes to formally intervene as a party to these proceedings must file and serve a Petition for Intervention under Minnesota Rule 1400.6200.

MERC requested the rate changes described in this notice. The MPUC may either grant or deny the requested changes, in whole or in part, and may grant a lesser or greater increase than that requested for any class or classes of service.

Effect of Rate Changes

Below are examples of the effect of the proposed increase on typical bills of MERC customers served by the Northern Natural Gas Company pipeline. Individual changes may be higher or lower depending upon actual natural gas usage.


Customer Class General Service - Residential Sales General Service - Small Commercial & Industrial Sales General Service - Large Commercial & Industrial Sales Small Volume Interruptible Sales Large Volume Interruptible Sales Small Volume Joint Sales Small Volume Interruptible Transportation Transport for Resale Small Volume Joint Transportation Large Volume Interruptible Transportation Large Volume Joint Transportation Super Large Volume Joint Transportation Super Large Volume Interruptible Transportation

MERC Northern Natural Gas Company Service Area

Average Monthly Usage (Therms) 72 79 680 3,524 8,421 4,149 25,973 14,318 6,948 129,178 105,751 1,649,303 1,013,049

Present Monthly Bill* $69 $79 $582 $2,134 $4,300 $2,558 $2,843 $1,276 $1,130 $2,840 $3,490 $17,874 $5,063

* The present rate levels identified in this application represent the rates authorized in Docket No. G-007,011/GR-10-977.

Interim Monthly Bill $72 $83 $601 $2,201 $4,361 $2,643 $3,208 $1,440 $1,275 $3,159 $3,801 $19,280 $5,112

Proposed Monthly Bill $73 $86 $591 $2,163 $4,418 $2,596 $2,995 $1,326 $1,228 $3,594 $4,199 $17,964 $5,155

In addition to the proposed increases in the average monthly bill described in the table, MERC is proposing to increase the monthly customer charge and the per therm distribution charge for all of its customers. For more information

You may visit MERC’s offices during normal business hours to examine the current and proposed rate schedules. Our offices are located in

Bemidji, 301 2nd Street NW Cloquet, 910 Cloquet Avenue Fairmont, 304 North Park Street Rochester, 3460 Technology Drive NW, and Rosemount, 2665 145th Street West Web:

You may contact the Minnesota Department of Commerce at:

You may register a comment or complaint with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission at: 121 7th Place East, Suite 350 St. Paul, MN 55101-2147 Email: Phone: 651-296-0406 or 1-800-657-3782

Persons with hearing or speech disabilities may call through their preferred Telecommunications Relay Service.

85 7th Place East, Suite 500 St. Paul, MN 55101 Phone 651-539-1534 Web: Select 13 in the year field, enter 617 in the number field, click on Search, and the list of documents will appear on the next page.


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CALENDAR OF EVENTS TUESDAY, FEB. 11 •Knit it Together, 3:30-4:30pm, Preston Public Library. Knitting for all levels.* •Bluff Country Toastmasters meet, 5:30pm, Spring Valley Public Library.* •VFW Men’s Aux Meeting, 7pm, Spring Valley VFW Hall. •Chatfield AA meets, 7:30pm in the Pio­neer Presbyterian Church, 206 Fillmore St., Chatfield.* •AA Closed Meeting, 8pm, Presbyterian Church, Mill St., Rushford.*

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 12 •Spring Valley Area Foodshelf, 2-4pm, 1300 West Tracy Rd., Spring Valley.* •VFW POST meeting, 7pm, Spring Valley VFW Hall. •Trailbusters meeting, 7pm, Mabel American Legion, Mabel.

•Story Hour, 11am, Harmony Public Library. No school, no story hour.* •AA Class “Road’s Journey,” 8pm, 301 E. Franklin St., Spring Valley (a yellow house).*

FRIDAY, FEB. 14 •Solo Friends over 50 Group, 6pm, Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Spring Valley. For more info call 507-2264595. •Chosen Bean Concerts and Chatfield Center for the Arts Production, 7:30pm, American Legion Room of the Chatfield Center for the Arts (Old Elementary School). •Chatfield NA meeting, 7:30pm, Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 206 Fillmore St. Chatfield.* •Harmony AA Group, 8pm, Harmony Community Center. For more info call 612-251-3822 or 507-272-2191*





•Spring Valley Area Foodshelf, 9-11am, 1300 West Tracy Rd., Spring Valley, MN.* •Bluff Country ATV Club meeting, 10am, Stumpy’s, Rushford. •Lanesboro AA Group, 8pm, Bethlehem Lutheran Church. For more info, call 507-251-1771 or 765-2518.*

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Good Shepherd Lutheran ServiceS

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• Convenient and close to home and school • Quality and caring staff, loving residents, rewarding work • Child care on-site with employee discount • Flexible scheduling, shift differential, no mandatory over-time or shift rotation • Wages based on education and experience • On-site Fitness Center For more information contact Kelly at GSLS PO Box 747, Rushford, MN or call 507-864-7714. Or visit our website at to fill out an application.

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EMPLOYMENT Eagle Bluff ELC in Lanesboro is taking applications for part-time foodservice positions. Flexible hours. Contact Sara McCallson at 507-467-2437. h3, 10-o Part time inside auction cashiers wanted. Some overnight travel required. For more information call Lanna at Gehling Auction company 507-765-2131 h20tfn-o $1,500 SPRING BONUS hiring 3/4 or one ton diesel owner-operator pickup trucks. Call 866/764-1601 or MCAN WANTED: LIFE AGENTS earn $500 a day. Great agent benefits. Commissions paid daily. Liberal underwriting. Leads, leads, leads. Life insurance license required. Call 888/713-6020 MCAN HELP WANTED - CHS Inc is seeking part-time seasonal truck drivers and general laborers for the Grand Meadow, Elkton, LeRoy, Ostrander, Spring Valley, Wykoff, MN and Chester, IA areas. Must have or be able to obtain a CDL and medical card. Contact CHS at 507-7545125 or 507-657-2234. CHS is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. h10,17,24,3-o

Freelance Writer The Fillmore County Journal is looking for a free-lance writer to write occasional feature stories and government meetings. We are looking for someone with good writing skills and an interest in people. Please send a letter of interest and writing sample to Editor, Fillmore County Journal, P.O. Box 496, Preston, MN 55965 or e-mail to news@fillmorecountyjournal. com or call for more information 507-765-2151.

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PUBLIC NOTICES Request for Transportation quotes The Rushford-Peterson School District #239 is requesting written quotations, subject to direct negotiations, for student transportation services for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 school years. This process will include an option to renew the School Bus Transportation Contract for the 20162017 and 2017-2018 school years. A copy of the specifications/contract may be obtained from the Superintendent of Schools, Rushford-Peterson High School, 102 North Mill Street, PO Box 627, Rushford, MN 55971. Written quotations must be received in the district office no later than March 14, 2014, at 12:00 noon. The school board reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Julie Koop, Clerk Rushford-Peterson Schools Publish 10, 17

Advertisement for Quotes for property, Liability, transportation and workmen’s compensation insurance for Rushford-Peterson Schools Quotes Close: April 4, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Notice is hereby given that quotes will be received by the Rushford-Peterson Schools, Independent School District #239, until 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 4, 2014, on Property, Liability, Transportation and Workmen’s Compensation Insurance. Official action on quotes will be taken at the regularly scheduled school board meeting to be held Monday, April 21, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. Contact the Business Office at the Rushford-Peterson Schools at PO Box 627, Rushford, MN 55971 or call 1.507.864.7785. The Rushford-Peterson School District #239 reserves the right to reject any and all quotes, to waive irregularities and informalities herein and further reserves the right to award the quote in the best interests of ISD No. 239. Julie Koop, Clerk Rushford-Peterson Schools Publish 10, 17

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STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF FILLMORE DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 23-PR-14-69 In Re: Estate of Maynard Duane Gilbertson, also known as Maynard Gilbertson, 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 flied with the Registrar, along with a Will dated October 12, 2013. The Registrar accepted the application and appointed Brian Gilbertson, whose address is 506 2nd Avenue N., Edgerton, Minnesota 56128, Carmen Omacht, whose address is 805 5th Ave. SE, Stewartville, Minnesota 55976, and Duane Gilbertson, whose address is 602 1st Street, Fountain, Minnesota 55935, to serve as the 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 representatives or to the Court within four (4) months after the date of this notice or the claims will be barred. Dated Jan. 24, 2014 /s/ James D. Attwood James D. Attwood Court Administrator Thomas M. Manion (MN# 0067167) Thomas M. Manion, Attorney at Law 204 Parkway Avenue North P.O. Box 420 Lanesboro Minnesota 55949 Telephone: (507) 467-2317 Facsimile: (507) 467-2400

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF FILLMORE DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 23-PR-14-68 In Re: Estate of Jeanette J. July aka Jeanette Josephine July Decedent. NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is given that an application for informal probate of the Decedent’s will dated 10/21/1998 and codicil(s) to the will, dated N/A, and separate writings(s) under Minn. Stat. 524.2-513 (“Will”), has been filed with the Registrar. The application has been granted. Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed Linden J. July whose address is 5205 Sunset Lane, Loretto, MN 55357 as personal representative of the Estate of the Decedent. Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative. Unless objections are filed with the Court (pursuant to Minn. Stat. 524.3-607) and the Court otherwise orders, the personal representative has full power to administer the Estate, including, after 30 days from the date of issuance of letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease or distribute real estate. Any objections to the probate of the Will or appointment of the Personal Representative must be filed with this Court and will be heard by the Court after the filing of an appropriate petition and proper notice of hearing. Notice is also given that (subject to Minn. Stat. 524.3-801) all creditors having claims against the Estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred. A charitable beneficiary may request notice of the probate proceedings be given to the Attorney General pursuant to Minn. Stat. 501B.41, subd. 5. Dated:Dated: 1/24/14 /s/ James D. Attwood Registrar James D. Attwood Court Administrator Attorney for Personal Representative Kelly M. Wagner Baudler Maus Forman Kritzer & Wagner 124 North Broadway, PO Box 1268 Spring Valley, MN 55975 Attorney License No: #0314031 Telephone: 507-346-7301 FAX: 507-346-2537 Email: Publish 3, 10

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF FILLMORE DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 23-PR-14-83 Estate of Dennis B. Essig a/k/a Dennis Billy Ess a/k/a Denny Essig, Decedent. NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS. Notice is given that an application for informal probate of the Decedent’s will dated 11/17/2011 and codicil(s) to the will, and separate writings(s) under Minn. Stat. 524.2-513 (“Will”), has been filed with the Registrar. The application has been granted. Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed William Essig & Robin Balliet whose address is 315 Warc Forest Rd, White Oak, GA 31508 & 28332 Co. L Spring Valley, MN 55975 as personal representative of the Estate of the Decedent. Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative. Unless objections are filed with the Court (pursuant to Minn. Stat. 524.3-607) and the Court otherwise orders, the personal representative has full power to administer the Estate, including, after 30 days from the date of issuance of letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease or distribute real estate. Any objections to the probate of the Will or appointment of the Personal Representative must be filed with this Court and will be heard by the Court after the filing of an appropriate petition and proper notice of hearing. Notice is also given that (subject to Minn. Stat. 524.3-801) all creditors having claims against the Estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred. A charitable beneficiary may request notice of the probate proceedings be given to the Attorney General pursuant to Minn. Stat. 501B.41, subd. 5. Dated: Jan. 31, 2014 /s/ James D. Attwood Registrar James D. Attwood Court Administrator Attorney for Petitioners Kelly M. Wagner Baudler Maus Forman Kritzer & Wagner 124 North Broadway, PO Box 1268 Spring Valley, MN 55975 Attorney License No: #0314031 Telephone: (507) 346-7301 FAX: (507) 346-2537 Email: Publish 10, 17

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STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF FILLMORE DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 23-PR-14-81 In Re: Estate of Andy Slabaugh, 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 June 9, 1981. The Registrar accepted the application and appointed Menno E Hostetler, whose address is 32113 County Route 54, Chaumont, New York 13622, 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 flied 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. Dated: Jan. 29, 2014 /s/ James D. Attwood Registrar James D. Attwood Court Administrator Richard A. Nethercut (MN# 130072) Richard A. Nethercut, PA 32 Main Avenue North PO Box 657 Harmony Minnesota 55939-0657 Telephone: (507) 886-6131 Facsimile: (507) 886-2711 Attorney for Personal Representative Publish 10, 17

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF FILLMORE DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 23-PR-14-91 Estate of Orley A. Koljord, a/k/a Orley Koljord, Decedent. NOTICE and order for hearing on petition for descent of property A Petition for Determination of Descent has been filed with this Court. The Petition represents that the Decedent died more than three years ago, leaving property in Minnesota and requests the probate of Decedent’s last Will (if any), and the descent of such property be determined and assigned by this Court to the persons entitled to the property. Any objections to the Petition must be filed with the Court prior to or raised at the hearing. If proper, and no objections are filed or raised, the Petition may be granted. IT IS ORDERED and Notice is further given that the Petition will be heard on March 11, 2014 at 1:50 p.m. by this Court at The Fillmore County Courthouse, District Courtroom, 100 Fillmore Street, Preston, Minnesota. 1. Notice shall be given to all interested persons (Minn. Stat. 524.1-401) and persons who have filed a demand for notice pursuant to Minn. Stat. 524.3204. 2. Notice shall be given by publishing this Notice and Order as provided by law and by: [X] Mailing a copy of this Notice and Order at least 14 days prior to the hearing date. Dated: February 3, 2014 By the Court Matthew J. Opat Judge of District Court James D. Attwood Court Administrator Attorney for Petitioner Thomas M. Manion Manion Law Office 204 Parkway Ave. N., Box 420 Lanesboro, MN, 55949 Attorney License No: 0067167 Telephone: (507) 467-2317 FAX: (507) 467-2400 Email: Publish 10, 17

NOTICE OF ORDINANCE ADOPTION FILLMORE COUNTY SUB-SURFACE SEWAGE TREATMENT SYSTEM ORDINANCE The Fillmore County Board of Commissioners adopted a new Subsurface Sewage Treatment System Ordinance on December 3, 2013, which also repealed Section 705 of the Fillmore County Zoning Ordinance. The new Fillmore County Sub-surface Sewage Treatment System Ordinance and Fillmore County Zoning Ordinance can be viewed in their entirety on the Fillmore County website at Chris Graves Fillmore County Zoning Administrator Publish 10, 17, 24 Minnesota Secretary of State CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333 1. List the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: Beste Byen 2. State the address of the principal place of business. A complete street address or rural route and rural route box number is required; the address cannot be a P.O. Box. 201 Parkway Avenue North Lanesboro, Mn 55949 3. List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name, OR if an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address. Folkvangen LLC 100 woodview Avenue Lanesboro, MN 55949 4. I, the undesigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his//her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath. Dated: 1/13/14 /s/ Richard A. Nethercut Attorney Publish 3, 10



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Summary of Minutes January 28, 2014 County Board Meeting The Fillmore County Board met in special session at the Courthouse in the City of Preston. All members were present. Also present were the Coordinator/Clerk, and other department heads and staff, citizens, and two members of the press. The following resolutions were adopted by the Board: RESOLUTION 2014-003: Rezoning of Parcel #08.0298.020, Todd and Amy Soiney RESOLUTION 2014-004: Conditional Use Permit for multi-family dwelling unit for Todd and Amy Soiney, Section 26, Canton Township The Board approved the following agenda items: • the amended agenda. • the following Consent Agenda: 1. January 14, 2014 County Board minutes. 2. Renewal of On-Sale and Sunday liquor license for Root River Country Club LLC. 3. Renewal of Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Consumption and Display permit. 4. Unpaid administrative leave for employee #1445. 5. Accept resignation of probationary employee #1483. 6. Payment of SELCO 1st quarter invoice. 7. Consider submittal of 2014 ambulance agreements to all cities. • Dress Code Policy • formation of Activity Group. • proposal from Phone Station, Inc. for repair of courthouse phone system. • 2013 Pay Equity Implementation Report. • payment of annual dues to MN Home Care Association. • payment for Medicare license renewal to MN Department of Health. • expenditures of grant from MN Department of Veteran’s Affairs. • set Board of Appeal and Equalization at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. • application for annual wellness grant from Southeast Service Cooperative. • low window quote for Preston Highway Shop from Jim Olson. The following Commissioners’ warrants were approved: REVENUE FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount Best Western Kelly Inn, other travel expense $1,361.09 Boelter, Shirl, mileage, other travel expense $630.12 Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, permits $550.00 Fillmore County Treasurer-credit card, other travel expense, fuel $2,357.28 Hewlett-Packard Company, computer purchase $921.40 Information Systems Corp., annual maintenance $1,885.00 Jonson, Bradley Richard, services $600.50 Kmart, supplies $842.57 Luhmann Law, LLC, services $510.00 M & I Lockbox, services $1,603.37 MN Office of Enterprise Technology, services $1,522.00 MN Unemployment Insurance Fund, insurance $13,354.10 Office Depot, supplies $1,297.85 SE MN Narcotics & Gang Task Force, appropriation $6,000.00 Thomson Reuters - West Payment Center, reference material $4,679.20 TOTAL REVENUE FUND BILLS OVER $500 (listed above) $38,114.48 TOTAL REVENUE FUND BILLS UNDER $500 (55 bills - not listed) $9,545.70 TOTAL REVENUE FUND $47,660.18 ROAD & BRIDGE FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount Baudoin Oil, fuel $8,925.14 Bruening Rock Products, Inc., rock $6,695.01 Express Pressure Washers, Inc., asset purchase $3,148.12 Force America, parts $1,761.92 Hovey Oil Co., Inc., fuel $10,078.96 Matt’s Body Shop, services, parts $1,792.00 Stantec Consulting services, Inc., services $3,155.50 Western Petroleum Company, oil $2,532.57 Yaggy Colby Associates, Inc., services $5,467.50 TOTAL ROAD & BRIDGE FUND BILLS OVER $500 (listed above) $43,556.72 TOTAL ROAD & BRIDGE FUND BILLS UNDER $500 (15 bills - not listed) $1,745.03 TOTAL ROAD & BRIDGE FUND $45,301.75 SANITATION FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount Fillmore County Treasurer, fuel $723.16 Green Lights Recycling, Inc., services $889.72 Liberty Tire Recycling, LLC, services $1,048.50 TOTAL SANITATION FUND BILLS OVER $500 (listed above) $2,661.38 TOTAL SANITATION FUND BILLS UNDER $500 (2 bills - not listed) $89.20 TOTAL SANITATION FUND $2,750.58 The above represents a summary of the County Board actions on the listed date. Official County Board minutes are on file in the Fillmore County Courthouse and are available for review during regular business hours. County Board meetings are usually scheduled for Tuesday mornings at 9:00 in the Commissioners’ Room in the Courthouse. Questions regarding the minutes or upcoming meetings can be directed to Bobbie Vickerman, Coordinator/Clerk of the County Board at 507/765-4566. Publish 10

Meeting Change Notice Amherst Township meeting has changed from Monday, February 10 to Tuesday, February 11 at 8 p.m. Hugh Fendry Amherst Township Publish 10

Advertisement for Bids City of Wykoff, Minnesota 217 N. Gold Street, PO Box 218 Wykoff, MN 55990 Separate sealed Bids for the construction of: The demolition of existing trickling filter wastewater treatment equipment and installation of a new activated sludge packaged plant treatment system along with a mechanical raw sewage screen and ultraviolet (UV) disinfection. Treatment system to be installed in a new prefabricated metal building. Project also includes HVAC, electrical, and associated sitework. Will be received by City Clerk, City of Wykoff at the City Hall until 3:00 p.m., February 27, 2014, and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud. The Contract Documents may be examined at the following location(s): Wykoff City Hall, Builders Exchange of Rochester, MN, or at (eBidDoc 3084130) Download cost is $20.00, hard copy cost is $100.00 (with $80.00 being refundable if documents are returned to the WHKS office in reusable condition within 14 days after the award of the project). Copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained at the Issuing Office, WHKS & Co. located at 2905 S. Broadway, Rochester, MN 55904 upon payment of $100.00 for each set. Dated: January 30, 2014 /s/ Cheryl Davis City Clerk, City of Wykoff Publish 3, 10

Notice The Fillmore County Planning Commission will conduct a meeting on the evening of February 20, 2014 in Room 601L in the Fillmore County Courthouse at 101 Fillmore Street Preston, MN starting at 7:00 p.m. There will be a public hearing on a proposed amendment to the Fillmore County Zoning Ordinance, pertaining to Section 735, Extraction of Water for Water Bottling Purposes. There will also be a discussion regarding proposed changes to the Fillmore County Feedlot Ordinance, and Conditional Uses in the Ag District. Chris Graves Fillmore County Zoning Administrator Publish 10

Notice to gasoline and diesel fuel suppliers Sealed bids will be received until 1:30 p.m. February 20, 2014, by the County Engineer of Fillmore County, Preston, Minnesota, on behalf of the Fillmore County Board of Commissioners for the supplying of gasoline and diesel fuel as needs require for the period of February 27th, 2014 to February 26th, 2015. Each location and fuel type will be considered as separate bids. No conditional or combination bids will be accepted. Price quotations shall be submitted on bid forms obtained from the office of the County Highway Engineer. Bids may be returned to 909 Houston St NW, Preston, MN 55965 by the bid deadline. The right is reserved to reject any or all bids and to waive any defects. Dated this 28th day of January. Ronald Gregg Fillmore County Engineer Preston, MN 55965 Publish 3, 10

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• Mowing • power BrooMing • StuMp grinding • inSured • Fall Clean-up • light BaCkhoe work • Snow plowing Call: • iCe ManageMent 507-268-4977 • aerating or Cellphone:

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Vehicles 1991 and newer accepted

When it comes to buying or selling your car, nothing goes the distance like the Fillmore County Journal Classifieds!

For more info visit or call 800.LUNG.USA

507-765-2151 1-3/4" x 1-3/4"

Drywall Hanging • taping • texturing Rusty Schroeder “Free estimates” 507-765-3648


ign re Don't hassle with Portable Welding selling or trading Custom round bailing

in a vehicle…

Call Shamiah! 507-951-1698

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Mon., Feb. 10 - Noon - Hay and Straw Auction. Sale site: Preston Dairy & Farm of Canton, 1/2 mile West of Canton, MN on Hwy 52. For more info call Don 507-743-2250 or Gehling Auction Company 507-765-2131. Notice 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 Sat., March 1 - 11am - Ben & Diane Nolt. 70 +/- Acres of Farmland located in the W 1/2 of NE 1/4 of Beaver Township. Auction held at Root River Country Club, 13029, County 3, Spring Valley, MN. For more information contact Matt Gehling Auctioneer/Broker with Gehling Auction at 1-800-770-0347.

For more info visit Sat., Feb. 1 - Tues., Feb. 11 - 2009 Hyundai or call Sonata Limited, rare800-LUNG-USA collectible toy tractors, truck On-line AucTiOn infOrmATiOn

banks and belt buckles. Open House: Sun., Feb. 9 noon-2pm at 540 N. Wabasha St., Plainview, MN 55964. For more info contact Tony Montgomery Realty and Auction Co. 507-259-7502 or 507-4210232 or Bidding ends on Mon., Feb. 17 - 5pm Commercial Power Tools/Guns/Hummels/Lawn Tractors/Antiques/Toys/Snowmobiles/ATV & More. Viewing days Wed., Feb. 12th 3-7pm; Sun. Feb. 16th 11am-3pm. Location: Darr Auctions Warehouse, 909 Larson Lane, Rushford, MN. For more info contact Darr Auctions, Rodney Darr at with convenient locations 800-852-0010. Listingdrop-off in the Journal.

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AUTOS CASH FOR CARS: All cars/trucks wanted. Running or not! Top dollar paid. We come towith you! Any make/model. Call for convenient drop-off locations instant offer: and 800/871-9145 MCAN statewide pick-up Vehicles 1991 and newer accepted

DONATE YOUR CAR Truck or Boat For more for info visit to Heritage the Blind. Free 3 day or call 800.LUNG.USA vacation, tax deductible, free towing, all paperwork 1-3/4" taken care xof3-1/2" 800/439-1735 MCAN

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White exterior, Grey interior, Automatic, Power Windows, with convenient drop-off locations Power Locks, 4-door, 48,000 miles, Excellent Condition, and statewide pick-up Vehicles 1991 and newer accepted Great Fuel Mileage, asking $13,900 or best offer. 1-3/4" x 5" Call Jason at 507-251-5297.

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APPLIANCE REPAIR we fix it no matter who you bought it from! Call ServiceLive and get referred to a pro today: 800/324-5295 MCAN

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


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Kids who drink before age15 are 5 times more likely to have alcohol problems when they’re adults.


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“First spring day”

By esther Miller, age 8 st. John’s lutheran school Wykoff

Greetings from Good Earth Village! We are so excited for another summer filled with laughter, worship, new friends, creek splashing and so much more! Our camps are designed specifically to meet the unique developmental and spiritual needs of each age group we serve. We have a dedicated and energetic staff committed to making sure each camper has a fun, safe and faith-filled experience. In addition to our trained counselors and program staff, our summer staff includes a 24-hour health officer, certified dietary manager, a naturalist and on-site summer camp coordinator to make sure we provide an exceptional camp experience. As an organization, Good Earth Village is dedicated to creating Christian leaders who will change the world. We want to raise up young leaders who will go back to their communities committed to making our world a better place. Our 500 acre camp is set in the bluffs of SE Minnesota and is accredited by the American Camping Association, which means we have met the ACA standards for providing a safe, camper focused program.


Trailblazers (completing grades 1-2)

(completing grades 2-3)



June 17, 18, 19 July 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17

June 10-11; 24-25 July 22-23; 29-30 August 5-6

June 8-10; 11-13; 22-24; 25-27 July 20-22; 23-25; 27-29 July 30-August 1 August 3-5; 6-8

June 22-27, July 13-18 July 20-25, July 27August 1, August 3-8




(completing grades 9-10)

New Camp! Venture Mix (completing grades 9-12)

June 15-20

July 27-August 1

July 6-11

(completing grades K-4)

(completing grades 7-8)

June 22-27 July 13-18; 20-25 July 27 - Aug 1 August 3-8

(completing grades 3-4)

(completing grades 10-12)

New Camp! God’s Good Earth Camp (completing grades 4-6) June 17-20

Staff in Training

(completing grades 10-12) July 15-27


(completing grades 5-6) June 22-27 July 13-18; 20-25 July 27 - Aug 1 August 3-8

New Camp! Servant-Heart Mission Trip (completing grades 10-12) June 21-27

On The Road

August 3-7 Preston, MN June 22-26: Lanesboro, MN August 3-7 Waseca, MN July 13-17: Faribault, MN August 10-14: Northfield, MN

For more information on camp times and to sign up please go to

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Spring Valley, MN Ph. 507-346-9836 e-mail:

Fillmore County Journal 2.10.14  

The 2.10.14 weekly edition of the Fillmore County Journal.

Fillmore County Journal 2.10.14  

The 2.10.14 weekly edition of the Fillmore County Journal.