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Memorial fishing tournament takes place in Lanesboro By Barb Jeffers

Eric Mathison, a Black Hawk Aviator, graduated from Kingsland High School in 1996 and shortly after joined the U.S. Army. Photo submitted

Black Hawk Aviator, former Kingsland grad, visits home and then a recruiter. Today, he is a UH-60 Black Hawk aviator and serves as a Chief Warrant Even as a young boy growing Officer, two. CW2’s become up in the community of Spring commissioned officers by the Valley, Minn., Eric Mathison President of the United States; knew he was destined to join they are tactical and technical the military. A long line of experts…in short, they’re kind proud and dedicated service- of a big deal, but you would men in his family definitely had never hear Eric say that. Mathian impact on Mathison’s vision son simply wanted to become of his future. By the time he a Warrant Officer so he could graduated from Kingsland in have more fly time. He wasn’t 1996, he had already researched interested in moving up the each military branch and made ranks to sit behind a desk and his decision to join the U.S. make big decisions; he wanted to make those decisions in the Army. And so began a career for field and teach others to do Mathison and more than that, what he does. a way of life. Mathison started But let’s not get ahead of out in the infantry, moved to ourselves just yet because before reserves, became a dental tech Eric became an aviator, his life By Jackie Horsman

really began. In 1997, Eric had his first deployment to Korea. Being from a small town in southeast Minnesota, saying that Eric was excited is probably an understatement. To go from Spring Valley to Korea was a giant leap for a guy like Eric who had always been ‘the boy next door’. Korea was a peace keeping mission and a good experience for Mathison. By the time he had his second deployment to Bosnia in 1999, another peace keeping mission, Eric was more seasoned in the infantry. Things were pretty low key See BLACK HAWK Page 2 

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As snow fell on a chilly winter’s day at the 2014 Memorial Fishing Tournament in Lanesboro, Minn. on Saturday, February 15, all the participants felt was warmth as friends, family, and neighbors of Andrew Kingsbury, Blake Overland, and Matthew Erickson gathered on the ice for the tournament which was dedicated to the three men this year. The tournament, sponsored by the Root River Saloon, was started six years ago as the Bass Pond Ice Fishing Tournament to give residents a chance to get together during the middle of winter. After the tragic loss of the three Lanesboro graduates in a car accident in Winona, Minn. in January 2014 the organizers decided to dedicate the 2014 tournament to Matthew, Andrew, and Blake. The three friends had participated in the tournament in past years

and this was a heartfelt way to bring everyone together to honor and remember the men. The tournament was held from noon - 2 p.m. with entry fees of $10 for adults and $5 for children. Hundreds of prizes were given out with the largest five prizes handed out to the anglers that caught the largest fish in five different species. A ceremony was held at 4 p.m. at the Root River Saloon to present the top five awards. One of the organizers of the event, Rob Wagner, stated that 208 adults and 98 children participated in the ice fishing tournament this year, which Rob states “shows how much those kids meant to everyone” and added it was a great event that was well supported by the community. The total amount raised at this year’s tournament is not yet available, but the amount raised comes secondary to bringing a community See ICE FISHING Page 6 

Kingsland Schools receive petition, sets community meeting Wykoff so the facility can be used to its fullest potential. Lynn Kidd and Jeff Erding With a petition in hand, Lynn brought the petition to the school Kidd, of Wykoff, Minn. addressed board “as representatives of several the Kingsland School Board and hundred district residents,” stated announced, “I have 230 signatures Erding. Erding also expressed to from people who walked into my the Fillmore County Journal that office to sign this petition to recall the signatures on the petition the motion that was made to close were from a lot of Spring Valley the middle school,” he said, and residents as well as those from added, “I like you folks, but we all Wykoff. have our own jobs to do” went on The school board recognized to request that the school board Kidd’s comments and then moved consider getting the needed work on to other agenda items. Toward done on the middle school in See kingsland Page 9  By Barb Jeffers

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after his first two deployments and even though Mathison now had some worldly experience under his belt, nothing could prepare him for what happened when he was stationed at Fort McCoy, Wis. The Army had prepared Eric for anything and everything, well, almost everything. In 2003 Eric met his now wife, Chelby. They were both stationed at Fort McCoy and reservists in the dental field at that time. Chelby had made the decision to join the reserves to help with her college ambitions after high school. She readily admits that the thought to join the military never crossed her mind until a recruiter visited her high school. Chelby is from Bemidji, Minn. and grew up in Fargo, N.D. What a small world to meet a Minnesota guy who had been to Korea, Bosnia and back; then to fall in love. Eric eventually became a recruiter back in his hometown area. He worked out of Rochester and Chelby attended the University of Minnesota Rochester campus. Eric even recruited a few Kingsland grads while he was back in the area. He was the kind of recruiter that took the time to sit in classrooms and educate kids, he spoke with parents, he made sure anyone interested in joining the military had all the available information so they could make an informed decision about their future. Always supporting each other’s ambitions and dreams, Chelby was by Eric’s side when he made the decision to become an aviator. Eric had to first attend Candidate School before going to flight school. This required letters of recommendation, which came fairly easy for Eric. He had been a good

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serviceman, hardworking and dedicated. At Candidate School he would learn the Warrant Officer traditions and history, the politics of the Armed Forces; he learned the job of a Warrant Officer included finding solutions and he also learned that if he became a CWO he would not be doing the administrative work that ranked officers often receive. He would be in the field and have authority, exactly where he wanted to be. In August, 2008 Eric headed to Flight School in Fort Rucker, Ala. When Chelby wrapped up her senior year at UMR, with a degree in respiratory therapy, she soon followed her heart and moved to Alabama. In fact, she left to be with Eric the day after she graduated. She had already been planning ahead and had lined up a job in the area. Flight School is an intense learning experience. Seven days a week, people like Eric dedicate themselves to their studies and training. The length of time it takes to complete varies by person, some take a year, some take two or longer. Mathison did it in just a year and a half. Explaining that there are no automated systems to teach you flight skills in Fort Rucker. Eric chuckled at the expression ‘crash course’ that involved ‘real’ flying during his mornings and early afternoons. From there, it was all academics. From memorizing maps to emergency procedures to missions education, Mathison spent just over 12 hours a day training and studying to be an aviator in his year and a half long schooling. After Eric became a Black Hawk aviator, he served two deployments in Afghanistan. Certainly different than his deployments during his time in the infantry, Eric shared some observations. He said the US has closed a lot of bases now and the Afghan army and police are

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starting to take control of the situation, although they have slow reaction times. There are many differences in culture, as you would expect, like equality, housing, economics and social structures. Eric shared his dismay with an article he read in the Post Bulletin when he returned from a deployment. The article had stated the Afghan people wanted the US out and the Taliban back in. Mathison thought, ‘I was just there and that is not true. Not the true at all. The majority of the people feel the Taliban is bad, they have seen their actions.’ He knows firsthand; he saw it, he lived it. Eric was not on a peace keeping mission when he was deployed to Afghanistan. There was no front line, there were indirect rounds and the country is unstable. In 2010-2011, Mathison was in Khost on the Salerno Base. That base was closed and repositioned by the time Eric returned for his second deployment in Jalalabad. A total of 18 months in Afghanistan have been spent by Eric, as the US has had tried to stabilize a terrorist ridden country. During this time, Chelby (who is now Eric’s wife), had become what you envision of a military spouse. Taking on all the responsibilities at home, being alone with two children at home and two dogs, being the support her husband needs as he does his job; a job not many of us are willing to take. Chelby explained tearfully that she felt it took a special person to be a military spouse but she knew that going into it and she accepted it. She further explained that she is so proud of her husband and she feels blessed in so many ways. “He exudes confidence,” Chelby said, “He is very calm. Maybe after a mission is over he may show it, but never during.” Chelby is that special person for Eric and strong person for all of us. Her duties as a military spouse are emotionally unimaginable to most of us. On top of all of that, Chelby remained in the military herself until May of 2013. She misses the pride in wearing the uniform, misses the comradery and

Call the FCJ at 507-765-2151 to advertise or offer news tips! being one military family. She had joined for one reason, college tuition, but stayed for so many more. She met the love of her life, she experienced a world she did not know existed and loved every moment of it. Chelby absolutely misses it, but made the decision to leave because having two parents in the military is very difficult when trying to raise a family. Now, she focuses on her career and family. She can fully support Eric’s ambitions and dreams in the military and be the courageous military spouse when Eric is away. Having both joined the military for different reasons, Eric and Chelby offered up advice for young persons looking to do the same. Capitalizing on his experience as a recruiter, Eric urges students to talk to their parents about their decision making process and involve them. Chelby would remind people that if you aren’t sure, look into the reserves and active duty both. The college dollars are the same and you can always

go from reserves to active duty if you decide you want to do so. Now stationed in Fort Drum, N.Y., the Mathisons look to the future together. Eric plans on serving for at least another five years. Both Eric and Chelby have enjoyed their time in New York but are hoping for a move soon so they can experience different bases and their operations. They are both eager to always find opportunity to learn from others. Beyond that, the future could find them back home in the Spring Valley area, closer to family, where they can raise their two small children as well as be closer to their son who resides in Stewartville, Minn. One thing is for certain. The path the Mathison family has taken in life has lead them down the road of humanitarianism. Not only have they both represented our own country, protected our rights and watched over us; they have embraced the world to try and make it a better place. Not too shabby for a couple of small town kids turned big world heroes.

Eric Mathison has completed several deployments in various locations around the world. Photo submitted

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Performance Tour encourages discussion about frac-sand mining The Dreamery Rural Arts Initiative of Wykoff in collaboration with Heart of the Beast Puppet Theatre of Minneapolis presents a public tour of “Let’s Talk About Sand,” a performance event encouraging discussion about the frac-sand mining industry. The tour takes place in public venues throughout southeastern Minnesota the last week in February. All events are free and open to the public. Let’s Talk About Sand features a fun, 15-minute performance of “What the Frack?”, “What the Frack?” is done as a “Cantastoria,” a performance style using hand-painted imagery and live music. The show is

both informational and poetic, and includes time for audience input. Performers are Spring Valley/Wykoff residents and Heart of the Beast veterans. “Let’s Talk About Sand” also includes a screening of excerpts from the documentary “The Price of Sand”, by Jim Tittle (www.thepriceofsand. com). Focusing on community actions in the Mississippi River Valley in eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin, regions contending with recent frac-sand mining ventures, The Price of Sand exposes many of the human and environmental issues the industry raises. The event winds up with an

open forum discussion during which participants will be invited to express views on or ask questions about the issues raised in the performance and the film. This is a family-friendly event lasting 60-90 minutes. For more information, please contact your local venue. The Dreamery Rural Arts Initiative is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting and expanding arts experiences in rural Fillmore County. Visit the website at www. Where/When: •Zumbrota Public Library, Zumbrota, Minn. February 24, 4 p.m.


•Cannon Falls Public Library, Cannon Falls, Minn. February 24, 6:30 p.m. •Commonweal Theatre, Lanesboro, Minn. February 25, 7 p.m. •Decorah Public Library, Decorah, Iowa, February 26

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C ommentary At odds By Eric Leitzen First off, I’d like to mention, with no shortage of sadness, that the car I had mentioned in a previous column, my dear green Ford, had to make her last journey to the great trade-in lot in the sky last month. I’m now the proud loan-holder for Eric Leitzen a new-ish RED Ford, proudly made in the good old US of A, and in Motor City, no less. So farewell, Jade and hello, Betty: my All-American Girl. And yes, that means my wife’s car, the one that it technically old enough to purchase alcohol on its own, is still kicking. God Bless that

old Eggplant. We now return to your regularly scheduled… whatever this is. I once applied to be a garbage man. Forgive me, a “refuse collector,” in a well-to-do suburb on the famed North Side of Chicago. The hours were tough, but it was only four days a week and the pay would have been more than enough to provide for my wife and I. For those of you who might know me well, the idea of picking up the trash of the well-heeled is something like Gandhi asking for a job where he just eats cheeseburgers all day, but such are the times we live in. It was the response I got from the city that absolutely boggled my mind, and I quote: “We have received close to 500 applications, and we are reviewing those applications. We have a lot of good candidates which makes it difficult to narrow the field down to

those candidates that will receive an interview.” 500 applications. Five. Hundred. For a garbage man. Last time I checked, this wasn’t a highly sought after position. There’s no shame in it, but at the same time it’s hard to imagine people are beating down the door to get in. There’s some point to be made here, but I’m sure most of you are sick of hearing me carry on in what my wife calls my “how bad my life is” columns. Still now, three years later, I am floored by that response. I mean…Five Hundred People! I went to high school in Mabel, Minn. a town of less than 800. My family lived in Canton, Minn. a town of less than 400. More people wanted to be this garbage man than live in the town my parents do. I am still utterly flabbergasted every time I run the numbers, so I decided to turn the run into a full

Looking back: The unique perspective of time By Jeff Erding Last May Fillmore County Journal published a piece I wrote concerning how The Affordable Care Act was going to affect union workers who were covered by Multi- Jeff Erding Employer plans. The information I used was not my own, but was gleaned from a union advocate website/newsletter. The gist of the article in the March 18 edition at was highly critical of the ACA and it’s affect on union workers. My editorial touched a sensitive nerve belonging to a former area resident who still subscribes to FCJ. He was so upset that, even though he stated “I usually don’t respond to Right Wing Kooks,” he took the time to write me a two-page single spaced letter to chastise me for my “ignorance, prejudice, lack of eduEditorial Cartoon

cation, and ridiculous opinions.” According to him, I have “made myself look foolish and invited others to use me as an easy target.” To protect the identity of this person, we’ll call him Andrew Addelpate. Mr. Addelpate, who stated he “had enough of your wingnut drivel,” felt compelled to respond as he is a “Proud, Progressive, Liberal.” Hmm. After six months, I wonder a couple things: If he’s so proud, why not write an editorial? And after recent events and revelations, is he still as proud as ever? Mr. Addlepate touted the accomplishments of FDR, Teddy R., Eisenhower, and Nixon.[ Conspicuous by their absence were Kennedy, Carter, and Clinton. Strange! And not a kind word about Ronny Reagan!] He castigated me for my “right wing nonsense” my “extremist ideology” and my “unmerited negative insinuations.” Now to Andrew’s glowing praise of our present chief executive. Obama

replaced our “horrifying” health care system with the landmark ACA, a system so wonderful it cannot ever be improved upon except by a single payer (read 100 percent government) system. Obama saved the USA from a total meltdown, says Addelpate, by the canny bailout of Chrysler and GM. And his foreign affairs and military accomplishments are “ingenious” and his “Courage and ingenuity” exhibited at levels seldom ever reached. Dear readers, please consider I received Andrew’s letter around the middle of June. Time has past and much has been revealed, allowing a response that reflects reality and not just opinion and political ideology. How do we feel now? What have we learned What do we know now that we didn’t know then? Andrew, please allow me to offer a response. First of all, I hope you are doing OK. I know it made you feel better to unload on me, but in view of all

on marathon. For instance, a quick, dirty and unsourced Google search tells me that: The odds of being on a plane with a drunken pilot are 117 to 1, which makes me rethink my vacation plans. The odds of being audited by the IRS are 175 to 1, which reminds me I have to get my W-2s in order… and you should, too! The odds of being born with extra fingers or toes in 500 to 1, which means there’s a fairly good chance that a fella picking up refuse on the streets right now is doing so with an extra digit somewhere. The odds of dying in a transportation accident are 77 to 1…but that makes me wonder if it involves the tipsy pilot I mentioned above. Heck, I have better odds of any of my future children being certifiable geniuses (250 to 1) than I did of getting an interview for that job. Next

stop, Ivy League! And, of course, the odds of getting away with murder are listed at 2 to 1. The less said about that, really, the better. Thankfully, I’m still pretty much in the clear when it comes to something like losing an appendage to a chainsaw (4,464 to 1) or being struck by lightning (700,000 to 1) so this has most certainly been an exercise in counting one’s blessings. Tonight, I’ll sleep well in my bed, and not on a plane being flown by Jack Daniels, while contentedly crossing my 10 fingers and 10 toes over each other, all while dreaming happy dreams of my future genius offspring, free from the fear of having my measly salary scrutinized by the IRS. Hm… now I wonder what are the odds of all that?

that has transpired, I doubt the feeling of relief lasted long. Was our system of health care all that bad? Eighty-five percent had private coverage and most others had medicade or medicare. It was not perfect, but what ever is? Did we have to gut the whole thing and start over? Since you sent your letter, Snowden leaked a lot of information about snooping by the NSA. Our closest allies have abandoned us and world opinion of the USA is at an all time low. Innocent citizens are still dying from the “Fast and Furious” debacle and the situation in the Middle East is now in a complete meltdown thanks to ineptitude by Obama and Hillary. John Kerry to the rescue? Please. We found out that Mr. Obama stole the 2012 election by knowingly misleading (lying is such a nasty word) the American public about the realities of Obama Care and also using the power of the IRS to silence and crush any opposition. We now know FIAT corporation is negotiating to purchase Chrysler and GM still owes billions to the American taxpayer

We found out what happens when a lifetime bureaucrat is in charge of a bunch of other lifetime bureaucrats and they hire their political cronies to build a critical and complex website and infrastructure like the one needed to support Obama Care. Utter chaos and utter failure. Typical. (Let’s not forget, Hillary was pushing a similar system long before Obamacare came along.) Andrew, I know these last few months have been tough, but a few more facts must still be faced. You and I share admiration for the worthy former chief executives you mentioned. Their accomplishments are many and not to be taken for granted. But what you have forgotten is that none of these good things could have been achieved without bi-partisan support. Bi-par-

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tisan actions are achieved by mutual discussions and mutual respect. Leadership and the gift and ability to persuade. A genuine acknowledgement that though people think differently, their ideas and opinions still are valid and worthy of consideration. This total lack of leadership and respect for people of different political views is the root cause of the abysmal failure of the current administration. I’m a conservative person, as are

many others in America. Most are hard working, honest citizens who love their country and are not racist in any fashion. We believe our ability to be a moral and positive influence in the world is directly in proportion to our strength as a nation. A morally weak and financially bankrupt person or nation is in no position to help anyone. We believe that the trouble with socialism is , as so well and truly stated by Margaret Thatcher, “sooner or later you run out of other peoples’ money!” Mr. Addelpate, if you had not identified yourself as a “Proud,

One Moment, Please... Creating leaders while leading By Jason Sethre Publisher Fillmore County Journal Cell: 507-251-5297 This past week, on an evening that fell between winter snowfalls, the Fillmore County Journal hosted a group of Cub Scouts from the communities of Fountain, Harmony and Preston. Accompanied by their parents, the scouts came Jason Sethre for a tour of our newspaper and a presentation about what we do at our company. This was an opportunity for each Cub Scout to earn their “Communications Badge.” I always appreciate an opportunity to speak with young people about what we do at the newspaper, and how they can become of a part of the newspaper on a regular basis. Over the past few years, we have introduced a lot of new features geared toward our local youth. Nearly every school in Fillmore County has a monthly school news page. Our “Weather Art” page displays the work of talented artists from our area schools and how they perceive the weather. We have added coloring contests for nearly every holiday -most recently Valentine’s Day. And, our recent “Cute Kids of Fillmore County” offered an opportunity for proud parents to bring some smiles to the pages of the Fillmore County Journal. And, this year marks the

15th anniversary of the Journal Student Writing Project, bringing a pool of talented high school together to share their views of the world, near and far. As I told the scouts during their tour, if they ever have an idea for something they’d like to see in the newspaper, just let us know. A few years ago, a 10-year-old girl walked in the front door of the Journal office and asked if she could write a story about the Fillmore County Fair when it comes to Preston. I told her we’d be happy to publish her story. When the fair came and went, she came to us with her story and we shared it with all of our readers. That story she told was important because it was her perspective of the Fillmore County Fair. Whenever we give a tour of the newspaper, I am always reminded of how fortunate we are to have such an outstanding team that really cares about producing the best possible newspaper for our readers every single week. We have an editorial team covering meetings and conducting interviews for human interest stories. We have graphic designers creating ads, and putting together a beautiful finished product. We have salespeople meeting with business owners and decision-makers who want to connect with readers via the colorful pages of the Journal. And, at the tail-end of the process, we have a well-coordinated distribution system led by one of our team members in conjunction with the local USPS locations. In my mind, I am always amazed at how all of the pieces of the puzzle

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Progressive Liberal,” I would have known it anyway by your abusive, insensitive language and name calling. The lack of respect and unwillingness to acknowledge that other ideas, though not the same as your own, still have validity and are worthy of consideration is, sadly, typical of those on the far left. Lastly, though I will never call you names and instead resolve to use facts and reason to persuade others, I will defend to the death your right to call me any names you want. After all, This is America, One Nation Under God; Home of the Brave and Land of the Free! come together every week of the year. And, this is because of the dedicated people we have involved in the process. As I was speaking with the scouts about what we do at the newspaper, I looked around at all of the parents who were involved in this tour. They deserve a huge thanks and recognition for taking the time to be so involved in their children’s lives. During my drive home, I thought about that presentation, and specifically about how we need parents to take their turn to help lead our children. And, this doesn’t always come natural for us. For some of us, we as parents may not feel confident enough to be a leader for wherever our leadership is needed. In addition, we may not have a job that allows us to make it work with our schedule. Or, we may be so busy with so many things on our plate that it is difficult to take on additional responsibilities. Those situations can always be an impediment. When I was first asked to be a Sunday school teacher at our church, I felt that I didn’t know enough to be of service to our youth. In general terms, I knew the more commonly discussed stories of the Bible, but I learned about that stuff so long ago that most of it was vaguely tucked away in my memory for historic preservation. Well, I accepted the challenge, and I learned a lot throughout that process. It helped me revisit my memory banks, but it also helped me learn how to relate to the kids in my Sunday school class on the curriculum we discussed each week. And, there have been other opportunities that have come along in which my children have become interested or involved in extra-curricular activities, and parental support or leadership was requested. When help is needed, parents who volunteer are a godsend. I commend the parents who were involved in the tour at the Journal this past week. I’m sure that one event at the Journal was the tip of the iceberg for what is involved in helping these Cub Scouts learn to live by the Scout Oath. Their parental presence and leadership alone creates memories for their children. It makes their children feel loved and supported. We may not always realize how our children perceive us and the world around them, but our presence is important. And, as these parents are leading their children, they are creating leaders who will someday be involved in their children’s lives just the same.


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BP. According to Senior Class Advisor John Smith the class Continued from Page 1 sold approximately 175 brats and hot dogs. The senior class together at a time of great loss also held a raffle for prizes to to support one another. raise additional funds. A portion of the money Amanda McCabe, who raised from this year’s tourattended the tournament with nament will be used to start her husband, Joe, and their son memorial scholarships in the Trayton, age 5, said, “It was a names of Matthew, Blake, great turnout for the Memoand Andrew. Another portion rial Tournament,” and stated, will be given to the Winona “It was nice to see so many County Dive Rescue Team friends and families fishing that searched tirelessly until together.” Amanda added that the lost were found. Some of even though the weather was cold and windy, it didn’t stop people from venturing out to remember three amazing guys and support such a great cause, which is a sentiment that resonated throughout the crowd. Rob Wagner said that he and the rest of the organizing committee would like to thank everyone who donated to and participated in the ice fishing tournament in any way and would especially like to thank Matthew, Blake, and Andrew’s families who spent the entire day at the tournament. Organizers of this year’s tournament were Rob and Ellen Wagner, Scott and Karla Strom, Erik and Laurie Overland, Brad and Rita Kelly, and Jim and Becky Iverson. The day held difficult moments for those in attendance, explained Rob Wagner, but mostly it was a celebration. A celebration of three great Joe McCabe of Lanesboro, Minn. participates in the 2014 men who left lasting memories Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament held at the Bass Pond in with so many who knew and Lanesboro on Saturday, February 15, 2014. loved them. Photo by Amanda McCabe the money raised will also be used to purchase prizes for next year’s tournament. The Lanesboro High School Senior Class served food and beverages during the fishing tournament to show their support and also as a fundraiser for their senior class trip. Food included brats and hot dogs donated by Jim and Becky Iverson, chips donated by Gil B’s and Sue Moen, bars and cookies furnished by students, and pop donated by


Plans for Preston street improvements move forward bau noted there will be a large amount of utility work. A resolution was adopted approving the plans and specifications for the project. The council approved the splitting of the project. It will be divided into the south area including Judy Lane, Russell Street, Matthew Street, and the area south of Fillmore Street and the north area which will be those streets north of Fillmore Street. Splitting the project will not affect the planned time frame for completing the work. Grabau believes the split will likely put the city in a better position to capitalize on the bidding process. A special meeting

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will be held on March 31 to review and possibly approve the bids. The county’s planned work on St. Paul Street (a portion of CSAH 17) between Fillmore Street and the south bridge is not part of Preston’s 2014 street improvement project. Work is planned for this year. The council waived planning agency review because the plans are not related to the city’s comprehensive plan. Grabau explained that the city shares in the cost of the St. Paul Street project with the county. Improvements like curb and gutter and sidewalks can be assessed in part to adjacent property owners. New driveway aprons are to be installed and the county plans to do a structural mill and overlay. Americans with Disabilities

Act (ADA) compliant ramps will be constructed. Grabau recommended two different degrees of improvements. On the south side of Main Street all of the curb and gutter should be replaced and on the north side of Main Street only some curb and gutter and sidewalk will be replaced. Grabau estimated that property owners will be assessed $35 to $45 per lineal foot where improvements are made. Property owners will not be assessed for catch basins which are to be replaced. The county owns the roadway and the city owns the utilities that lie beneath the roadway. A resolution was adopted ordering the improvement and preparation of plans, followed by a resolution to approve the plans allowing the county to go ahead and bid the project. Industrial expansion and annexation Preston Dairy and Farm

Monday, February 24, 2014 Associates has plans to relocate their business to the northwest end of the city on about six acres purchased from Gehling Auction. They have petitioned the city for annexation which will include connecting them to city sewer and water. The expansion has been in the planning stages for a number of years. Nathan Scheevel explained they have plans for four new buildings. First to be built will be a building for dry fertilizer. They hope to start construction this spring. Building design is ongoing. With the expansion they expect to have two more employees. The possibility that Gehling Auction will also build a new building with an indoor auction area was briefly discussed. They may petition to be annexed too. The council will have a public hearing on the annexa-


tion of the Preston Dairy and Farm property and possibly the annexation of Gehling Auction property on March 31, 6 p.m. at City Hall. City Administrator Joe Hoffman noted the annexation if approved would go to the state for their review and approval on April 8. Preston Dairy and Farm has requested the City of Preston use tax increment financing (TIF) to help with the development financing of the planned expansion. The taxable value of the property will be increased due to the development. The city would forego this increase in taxes due to the increase in property value for 20 years as a way to financially participate in the project. The expansion will eventually increase the city’s tax base. The TIF District cannot be adopted until after the annexation is complete. A public hearing on the TIF District will take place on April

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7. A special meeting may be held on April 9 for approval of the TIF District assuming the state approves the annexation on April 8. A resolution was approved to call for a public hearing on the city’s Business Subsidy Agreement. Hoffman said he will work with the EDA to revise and update the business policy. The city is required to enter into a business subsidy agreement with Preston Dairy and Farm if the TIF District for the project is approved. The hearing on the amended business subsidy policy will be held on April 7. Mike Bubany of David Drown & Associates will be consulted to set up the TIF District. Hoffman estimates it will cost roughly $7,000 to setup the TIF. The city will pay the costs and get those funds back over the life of the TIF District. Other Business in Brief •Preston has been chosen to be the host community for the 2014 Bicycling Around Minnesota (BAM) tour occurring from August 14-17. The county fairgrounds will be used for camping and meals at the beginning and end of the tour. •City Attorney Dwight Luhmann announced the Minnesota Department of Human Rights settlement with Jennifer Christoph. The proposed settlement was a result of her complaint regarding her application for the ambulance director position. Luhmann insisted that in his opinion the city did nothing wrong and the settlement did not include any admission of wrong doing. The city’s insurance carrier made the decision to agree on a monetary settlement and negotiated the terms. The city will only be responsible for its deductible, $250. City supervisory staff will take additional training provided by the League of Minnesota Cities. The council approved the settlement.

Government this week •Monday, February 24, Spring Valley City Council meeting, City Hall, 6 p.m. •Monday, February 24, City of Rushford City Council meeting, City Hall, 6:30 p.m. •Monday, February 24, Chatfield City Council meeting, City Hall, 7 p.m. •Tuesday, February 25, Fillmore County Commissioners meeting, Courthouse, 9 a.m. •Wednesday, February 26, Fillmore Central School Board meeting, 7 a.m. •Monday, March 3, Lanesboro City Council meeting, City Hall, 5:30 p.m. •Monday, March 3, Preston City Council meeting, Council Chambers, 6 p.m. Schedule subject to change.

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Rhonda was an amazing mother, wife, daughter, and friend who will be dearly missed. Survivors include her husband, Rhonda Rose Parmenter Rhonda Rose Parmenter, 52, Jeff Kasten of Byron; her two chilwas born on March 6, 1961 at dren, Cory and Kendra Kasten of the Tomah Memorial Hospital in Byron, Minn.; her father, Ronald Parmenter of New Lisbon, Wis.; Tomah, Wis. and her brother, Rod (Mindy) Parto Ronald and menter of Marshfield, Wis., RhonDiane (Carlda was preceded in death by her son) Parmentmother, and brother, Phillip, in er. She passed infancy. away on Feb A memorial service was on Satruary 16, 2014 urday, February 22, 2014 at Ranat Rochester franz and Vine Funeral Homes in M e t h o d i s t Rhonda Rose Rochester, Minn. Visitation was Hospital. Parmenter from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, at Rhonda graduated from New Lisbon High the funeral home, with the service School. She married Jeff Kasten immediately following. on June 3, 1989 at St. Francis of Donald Reiland Assisi Catholic Church in Roches Don Reiland, age 80, of Spring ter, Minn. Rhonda provided daycare for Valley, Minn. passed away Sat10 years and later worked with her urday, Februhusband at Byron Auto Repair. ary 15, 2014 at She loved boating and spending the Ostrander and time with her dear friends and Care in family on the Mississippi River. Rehab She enjoyed old cars and car shows, O s t r a n d e r , including organizing the “Fun in Minn. the Sun” car show in Byron, Minn. D o n a l d Allen Reiland, Donald Reiland every year. Rhonda was an amazing mother the son of Max to her two children and an incred- and Ethel (Johnston) Reiland, ible wife to her husband of 25 years. was born November 5, 1933 in Rhonda was one of the most car- Farmington, Minn. He was a 1952 ing and loving women you’d ever graduate of Spring Valley High meet. She was nothing but thrilled School. On November 16, 1955, and overly excited for the upcom- Don was united in marriage to ing birth of her first grandchild, Carolyn Schwartz in Spring Valley Aurora, who is due March 31, 2014. at the Methodist church.

Don was a life long truck driver, driving for Ruan Transport, logging over a million miles of safe driving. Don was the president of the Spring Valley Cemetery Board and served on the Historical Society Board. Spending winters in Arizona, attending auctions, tinkering, scrapping metals, fishing, and lawn mowing were some of Don’s favorite pastimes. Family was one of the most important things in his life, enjoying family gatherings and being a devoted and loving caregiver for his wife. Don truly enjoyed his informational gatherings at Elaine’s Café. Don is survived by his children, David (Patricia) Reiland of Rochester, Minn., Bruce (Brenda) Reiland of Winona, Minn., Jodi Reiland Crosley of Stewartville, Minn., and Judi Reiland of Spring Valley; nine grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and siblings, Evelyn Hintz of Stewartville, Alvin (Karolyn) Reiland, Norbert (Marlys) Reiland, Gene (Gayle) Reiland all of Spring Valley, and Robert (Lorraine) Reiland of Eyota, Minn. He was preceded in death by his parents, Max and Ethel, and wife, Carolyn. Memorial services for Donald Reiland were on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley with Pastor David Lieder officiating. Burial will take place at a later date. Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, February 19,

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phine and George Gorman; paternal grandparents: Margaret and William Reinhardt; aunt, Patricia; uncle, Michael; and his brother, Brian. Michael J. Reinhardt Michael J. Reinhardt, 31, of There was a Funeral Mass Rushford, Minn., died on Saturday, on Wednesday, February 19, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in February 15, at Rushford with the Rev. Pratap his home surReddy officiating. Burial was in the rounded by his St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Rushford. family. Michael Kermit N. Soma was born on Kermit N. Soma, resident of the June 4, 1982, Harmony Care Center, Harmony, in Winona, Minn. passed away February 15, Minn. to Jim Michael J. 2014. and Mary Reinhardt Kermit was born August 9, 1915 (Gorman) Reinhardt. Michael was raised in near Burr Oak, Iowa to Ingebret Rushford and was a 2001 graduate and Josephine Soma. He is a gradof Rushford–Peterson High School. uate of Harmony High School and He worked for Rushford Foods and attended Luther College. Kermit farmed near Harmony, was a cook for Midtown Foods in Winona. Michael’s interests included: on his brother’s fishing boat out of playing Playstation, listening to Seattle, and in later years a welder music, attending all Rushford- in Ohio. Peterson sporting events, follow- Kermit is survived by one brothing Minnesota Gopher’s basketball, er, Alfred of Harmony,; nieces: football, hockey and the Miami Lynn Ann Bouker, Bellingham, Dolphins. Most of all Michael Wash.; Janis Soma, Needham, enjoyed being at home with his Mass..; Sonja Thomas, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Pam Soma-Mori, family. He is survived by his parents: Jim Spring Valley, Minn., and nephand Mary Reinhardt of Rushford; ews: Charles Colegrove, Armstrong, brother, Matt (Justine) Reinhardt Iowa., and Jeff Soma, Harmony. of La Crescent, Minn.; nephew, He is preceded in death by his Rees Michael Reinhardt; many parents, one brother, Merion and aunts, uncles and cousins; and by one sister, Margurite Soma Colehis caregiver and very best friend, grove. A memorial service will be held Melisa Kinneberg of Rushford. Michael was preceded in death at the Harmony Care Center, Febby his maternal grandparents: Jose- ruary 27 at 2 p.m.

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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 - 10 : 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

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the end of the meeting during the Facilities Discussion, board member Gwen Howard recommend that “the board formulate a new facilities committee to incorporate community members and get their input and their ideas and suggestions”, saying they could start back over “at ground zero,” she said. Howard stated they could “facilitate more communication between community members and the board and the school as to what our real needs are” and also the plan they have so far. Howard stated she had “suggested from the start that community members be involved but that didn’t come about in the facilities committee,” she said. Gwen Howard stated “Between emails and comments in the papers, I would be uncomfortable with going forth with the facilities committee that we have.” Doug Plaehn responded, “I don’t think there is wide support on the board for any referendum currently,” adding, “If we were to call today for a vote for a referendum, I don’t think it would pass.” “The board right now is not committed to a referendum,” said Plaehn. Kristin Beck stated she would like to see some community meetings “so the community knows the challenges we are facing because we have no room in our elementary school and I don’t think they quite understand,” saying that for the most part people don’t come to their meetings and “we can’t count on everything being in the paper and I don’t think they understand the challenges we are facing.” Doug Plaehn then stated, “It’s clear that we are not going to go for a referendum.” The discussion continued about a public meeting. Gwen Howard stated if they have a public meeting she would like to see “the availability for transportation for some people that would like to attend the

meeting but don’t have the transportation to come” so they can be included. Steve Tart commented the public needs to be aware of the amount of work needed at the Wykoff site” as many people are unaware. Upon further discussion it was decided to hold a Facilities Community Meeting on March 11, 2014 at 7 p.m. which will be located in the KHS Cafeteria. Following the meeting Lynn Kidd stated he was very happy with how the meeting went. He also added that he has not met anyone in Spring Valley that is in favor of building buildings we don’t need, which is why he is pleased about the community meeting that has been planned. Jeff Erding said after the meeting that things are moving in the right direction and noted that he does realize that the board has a tough job to do for the district. Additional items on the agenda included approval of consent agenda items including board agenda, minute review of the January 22, 2014 meeting, February 2014 bills, and Policy Review-First Reading. One item under Policy Adoption - Second Reading, 527.5, was pulled from discussion upon further review per the request of board member Gwen Howard. The policy deals with parking issues and Howard does not feel the school board should dictate where staff parks. The remaining Second Readings were approved. Recognition was given to Swiss Valley Farms for a donation of $100 for the Robotics program. Seabright Electric was recognized for the donation of wire for the electricity class and to Classic Carpets for the donation of carpet for the barnyard. FFA representatives reported activities during FFA week including bowling, a pancake breakfast, a barnyard for elementary students, and Ag Olympics. In Spotlight on Education, KHS Science PLC members Brad Reiter, Laurie Hendrickson, and

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Monday, February 24, 2014 Kristal Brogan explained that their goal has been to implement new reading strategies each week. Two of 5/6 PLC team members, Mrs. Biske and Mrs. Applen, discussed their SMART goal, MAP tests, and use of Ipads. Business Manager Todd Lechtenberg gave his report via telephone and discussed which is a planning tool to plan 5-10 years out. There will be a demonstration at the next Finance/Facilities meeting. Financially there is currently a deficit of $41,000 partly due to purchase of ipad Air’s. Funds will be transferred at the end of the year which will clean up that deficit. Finance/Facilities met February 3, 2014 and discussed the new purchase order forms, enrollment, school calendar, and received building and ground capital outlay for 2014/15. Air quality checks were done at the Wykoff facility and the results were discussed. Also discussed options to fix the roof leak at the Wykoff site. Curriculum/Personnel met on February 10, 2014 discussing the secretary position, the My Foundations program Accuplacer test and gave a curriculum update for the 2014/15 school year. The committee recommended purchasing the Music Curriculum. It was recommended to discontinue services with ProCare. Policy/PR committee discussed several items during their meeting including the possibility of having make-up games on Wednesdays. A student from another school requested to go on the Costa Rica trip with Kingsland students and due to liability issues the request was denied. The committee recommends forming a Branding & Marketing Committee. Principal Hecimovich discussed lack of attendance at conferences and discussed having targeted conferences for students who are most at risk. He reported on plans for a video conference with Sanford Deep Underground Research Facility on February 26, 2014. Peggy Norris, consultant, will be at Kingsland on February 28, 2014 and will meet with staff members and students. Hecimovich discussed registration planning for 2014/15 school year, updating the manual, and course descriptions. In First Robotics the Kingsland team’s robot has been tagged and bagged for the Northern Lights Competition in Duluth on March


6, 7, and 8, 2014. Fillmore County Public Health is offering free meningococcal vaccinations for students in grades 7-12. Immunizations will be March 4, 2014 and forms have been sent out along with phone messages. Academic Concern Meetings were discussed. In RUR letters have went out with login information. There is a Solo/Ensemble contest at Rochester Community College on Monday, March 17, 2014. A Blood Drive will be held in the KHS Gym on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Auditions have started for the musical Bye Bye Birdie. Hecimovich thanked the FFA students and student council for all the work they did for FFA week. Hecimovich discussed the Accuplacer test for tenth graders. Hecimovich also asked the board to take a look at adjusting the number of snow days to the calendar to build long-term stability. The school board was urged to look at the art work that the Art Department has done around the school. Principal Priebe reported on Measure of Academic Progress as winter data is coming in. Discussion on the Watch D.O.G.S. program took place and thanked the support from staff and parents. The second semester has started. Priebe experienced huge turnout for Parent-Teacher conferences. P.B.I.S. teams have February themes with the elementary having an olympics theme and the middle school with a Valentine’s theme. Micki Breitsprecher submitted a written report. The paperwork celebration night was discussed. Gwen Howard mentioned possible tele-conferences instead of staff having to drive to Harmony, Minn. as it is not centrally located. Howard asked the board to consider getting involved in a consortium with aspect to Special Education to save on costs. Superintendent McDonald discussed Achievement Gap Reduction and what areas need improvement. Graduation rates have come out and Kingsland has done well. Rochester Lourdes has visited Kingsland to view programs. Kasson-Mantorville and Faribault schools will be doing a site visit, and schools in North Dakota and South Dakota have shown an interest in visiting Kingsland to view Kingsland’s STEM program. A Legislative Breakfast was held

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in February with area administrators, superintendents, and school board members meeting with area legislators and sharing concerns. Items discussed were equity and funding, school security, technology, mandate relief, legislation, and student assessments. McDonald discussed One to One Technology which is a partnership with Best Buy. The Edina School has partnered with Best Buy with this program where students of all means can eventually own their own computer. A trip to Edina, Minn. to view the program may be planned in the future. McDonald discussed the hot lunch program policies. Governor Dayton is trying to supplement $3.5 million to the budget to find ways to get more money to schools so students of lower economic means can receive a hot lunch no matter what school they go to. Other Business •Approval to end the contract with ProCare • Approval to accept the resignation of Jackie Whitacre as head volleyball coach •Approval of the hire of Amber Uhlenhake as head track & field coach •Approval of the hire of Emily Hahn and Megan Oakland as spring musical directors •Approval of the hire of Brent Stinson as assistant football coach •Approval of the hire of Jacob Vetter as B-squad baseball coach •Approval of the hire of Brian Feight as shared school psychologist •Approval of the hire of John Fenske as a regular route bus driver •Approval of the opening of 9th grade and B-squad football coaching positions •Approval of the formation of a district Branding & Marketing Committee •Approval of the Open PO Process for local vendors using Local Purchase Orders •Approval of the resolution directing the administration to make recommendations for reductions •Approval of the teacher seniority list as presented A discussion was held as to the cost of internet and ways to raise bandwidth while lowering costs. There are several options which will be looked at. The next Regular Meeting will be held on Monday, March 17, 2014.

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Fillmore County Sports Chatfield wrestling returns to state

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By Paul Trende The Chatfield Gopher wrestling team is headed back to state. They’re doing so by the skin of their teeth. They had no problem with 10-seed Wa b a s h a Kellogg in the 1A quarters, but 3-seed Z u m b r o t a - Paul Trende Mazeppa in the semis (not 1-seed KenyonWanamingo in the finals) got as close to beating/upsetting the Gophers as a team could. Surviving Z-M It isn’t hard to see why #7 Chatfield (22-1) might have overlooked Z-M (23-7). They did thump the Cougars 46-16 back on January 31. A highly awaited re-match with K-W, the only team to beat Chatfield, was also (likely) on the horizon. The Goph’s got a tense tussle from the Cougars right from the start. At 106, Treyc Van Sickle led Hayden Stensland 7-5 in the third. Stensland notched a very late takedown to force OT. He then racked up a pin, a 9-point swing from the teams’ first meeting (Van Sickle won 4-1). The Gophers would build a 25-12 lead after 152, getting wins from #5 Jared Goldsmith (113; pin), Jake Mandt (126; 12-4 MD), Ryan Meeker (132; 3-0 D), #1 Hank Friederichs (138; 10-3 D), #5 A.J. Riley (145; 7-5 D in OT over #9 Cody Heitman), and #3 Harvey Friederichs (152; pin). The score in the regular season at the same point was 28-4 though. Z-M had made up some ground. The Cougars then won 160 (1311), 170 (pin; another 9-point swing), and then 182 (tech fall). Heading to 195, the defending

Section champs trailed 26-25. They led 34-10 in January. But ranked wrestlers Cody Bly (#5 at 170, wrestled 195; 12-2 MD) and Jacob Bleess (#9 at 220; 16-2 MD) saved the day. They gave the Goph’s an insurmountable 33-26 lead. Chatfield prevailed 33-32. Avenging/Destroying K-W The narrow win put Chatfield (23-1) where they wanted to be, in a re-match with #8 in A K-W (21-1) for a trip to St. Paul. The Gophers hadn’t been at full strength in the first dual. At full strength, coming off a lackluster outing versus Z-M, the Gophers rolled. Chatfield spotted the Knights three points before ripping off five straight wins. Included were a pair of huge ones, a unexpected Ty Van Sickle pin of #8 Jared Clawiter at 120, and a 3-1 OT win for Meeker at 132. Goldsmith (113; 8-3 D), Mandt (126; 3-0 D), and Hank F. (138; 2-0 D) also came out on top. The Gophers led 18-3 heading to 145. The regular season meeting was tied at 12. Chatfield then dropped a match to narrow (3-2) decision, before Harvey Friederichs and Alex Haffner notched back-to-back pins, Haffner’s another unexpected fall (he won 15-9 the first time versus Mason Stevenson). With five weights left, the Gophers were sniffing the Xcel Energy Center with a 30-6 lead. Bly clinched things at 195 (12-0 MD). Ian Morrison then came out at 220 and got his first varsity win (over a 20-win wrestler). Then Bleess came out at 285 and avenged a loss to Seth Donkers. Everything fell into place. Dominatingly, Chatfield downed K-W 41-14 to advance to state. They are seeded third and will face #9

JACOB BLEESS Chatfield Gopher Wrestling

Amidst the Gopher’s team trek thru sections, Bleess (ranked #9 at 220 in Class A) beat fellow ranked section adversary (#8) Eric Norgrant of W-K in the quarterfinals. His win in the semifinals versus Z-M clinched the dual for the Gophers. Then in the finals (at 285) he avenged a loss earlier in the season to K-W’s Seth Donkers. The junior is one win shy of 30 on the season (29-8) and is a big piece to Gopher wrestling’s state puzzle. Photo by Paul Trende

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Trojan Boys Win 3-Rivers South

Rushford-Peterson’s boys (#4 in Class A; 18-1, 24-1) already had a share of the TRC-South sown up when they welcomed P-E-M (#10 in AA; 18-1, 20-5), the North champions, for each squad’s regular season finale. The Trojans could thank the Bulldogs for that. P-E-M handed Caledonia (17-2, 23-2) its second loss days earlier. And thus the scheduling gods were geniuses in pitting the teams against each other last (an undisputed-conference-title-like contest). With many members of R-P’s 1989 state title team in attendance, honored at halftime, celebrating the 25th reunion of that event, the 2014 Trojan boys did everyone proud. They (in a shocker) took the Bulldogs to the woodshed. P-E-M started strong; 13-2 and later led 21-11. But for the rest of the game (26 minutes), R-P’s frenzied, chest-to-chest trapping, steal-creating defense, held the Bulldogs to 24 points. P-E-M went scoreless for a 6 ½ minute stretch of the first half. R-P went on a 20-0 run (up 31-21). The Bulldogs then went field-goal-less for the first 5 ½ minutes of the second half. R-P went on a 13-3 run, then added a 12-2 run to lead 64-33! Running time wasn’t out of the question! The Trojans prevailed 70-45, winning the TRC-South outright. They finish the regular season as the only TRC team with one loss (19-1, 25-1 overall),

winners of nine straight. Junior G Alex Vix had 18 points. Senior G/F Austin O’Hare came off the bench with his best scoring game of the year (16 pts, 4-10 three’s, 6 rebs). Cole Kingsley (10 pts, 8 rebs, 6 assists, 4 stls) showed his elite PG skills. Jorli Hauge showed his elite big-man versatility (13 pts, 7 rebs, 4 assists, 3 stls). Nick Shanks, a 6’5” F who entered the contest leading the TRC with 25-plus per game, was the only ‘Dog (17 pts, 7 rebs) in double digits.

Gopher Girls Down D-E, Stay Undefeated

Chatfield girls coach Brian Baum has a problem. He has too many (good) guards. Said guards are a big reason the #3 Lady Gophers (15-0, 18-0) entered their marquee TRC dual with Dover-Eyota (13-2, 19-2) undefeated, and why they came out of the contest still sporting zeroes. Chatfield started fast, up 11-2 and 19-9. But in a battle of big, D-E four starters listed at 5’10” or better, versus small, Gophers four starters under 5’10”, the Eagles were best in half court sets. They fought back, using 6’0” sophomore Megan Hintz as ammunition, tying the contest at 23. At the half, it was 32 apiece. In the second half, Chatfield led 48-47 when they starting clicking offensively. They got to the FT line and were efficient from the field (6-8 FG’s) in scoring on 10 of 11 trips up the court. A 17-4 run resulted in a 65-51 lead. Chatfield moved to 16-0 and 19-0 with a 75-61 victory. Four Gopher guards, Maddie Talamantes (17 pts, 4 assists, 4 stls), Maddy Larrabee (14 pts off the bench), Kirsten

Keefe (12 pts, 6 rebs, 5 assists, 5 stls), and Sidney Irish (10 pts, 4 stls), reached double figures. Chatfield’s full-court press triggered 31 Eagle turnovers (Chat 15). Their second until out-scored D-E’s 28-3. The Eagles were led by Hintz (22 pts, 12 rebs, 5 blks) and Madison Nelson (17 pts, 9 rebs). They played without star junior Brandi Blattner (ACL).

‘Finally’ For Cougar Boys Versus Burros

It’s been quite some time since Mabel-Canton’s boys beat Lanesboro. It’s been since the 20062007 school year. Sixteen Burro wins without a loss later, the steak is over. Just one week after Kole Ruud scored a career-high 41, and Lanesboro handled M-C 80-57, the Cougars got revenge. They did so with defense; routinely swarming Ruud, Luke Rogers, and company, limiting their drives, and kicks for three’s. The R/R duo combined for 31 points, 28 less than the first meeting. With 3:30, M-C senior Noah Manning hit a three to put the Coug’s up 53-50. Hunter Johnson then scored in transition (55-50). A Ruud bucket got the Burros to 55-52 (3:00). Johnson answered with a floating right-hand 4 to 6 footer (57-52; 2:00). A Garret Boggs bucket made 57-54 (1:30). After a Boggs steal, Rogers missed a two, Boggs grabbed the rebound, but then a turnover. M-C then made 6 of 6 FT’s in the final 0:35 seconds. They hit their last 8 field goals. They got their biggest win of the season, 65-56. Junior G Keyser Wenthold led the first half charge (10 pts, 15 for the game), Johnson See SPORTS Page 11 

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the second half effort (12 pts, 17 for the game). Donnie Lind (12 pts, 6-8 FG’s, 12 rebs), Mac Nelson (7 pts, 10 rebs), and Manning (8 pts, covered Ruud) made it a team effort. For Lanesboro, relying on Ruud (16 pts, 5 rebs) and Rogers (15 pts) hit a snag when each scored well below their averages (27 and 18.7). They combined for just three made 3-pointers (all Ruud), one of their worst collective deep outputs of the season. Boggs chipped in 10 points. M-C held a 13-2 second-chance-points edge, a 36-26 rebounding edge, whilst shooting better overall (25-51/49% to 20-49/41%), particularly in the second half (14-23/61% to 11-27/41%).


The FC girls took a big step toward 1A East’s two-seed by downing M-C 53-38. They held the Coug’s to 28 points thru 32 minutes (led 48-28). They then held L-A scoreless in the second half enroot to a 50-9 win. They went 2-0 on the week and have won 7 of 11 (after a 4-8 start). Nick Powell scored 28 as FC’s boys beat Lyle/Pacelli. Christian Bance had 21 versus Cotter, and a career-high 28 on 11 of 12 shooting versus Southland, both Gopher

wins. Nate Skare added 21 versus the Rebels and Jake Neis had 20 in a win over D-E. The Gopher boys finished the regular season winning 8 of 9. R-P’s Kendra Crawford had 21 versus L-O, and 24 and 11 assists versus W-K, both Trojan wins. The Lady Trojans have won six straight. Houston soph F Kelly Jerviss hit 10 of 14 FG’s and 5 of 5 FT’s for a career-high 25 in a loss to GM. Teammate Abbey Loken had 26 points and 20 rebounds in a loss to L-O. On the boy’s side of things, ‘Cane Sam Ross had a triple double (19 pts, 13 rebs, 12 assists) in a win over L-O, and 25 in a loss to GM. The boys’ basketball regular season is over. Seeding’s are out. In 1A East, R-P (1-seed; 19-1, 25-1) hill host the winner of Houston (9-seed; 6-11, 6-16) and Schaeffer Academy. Lanesboro (4-seed; 14-4, 16-9) will host Kingsland (5-seed; 4-16, 6-20). FC (3-seed; 6-14, 11-15) will host M-C (6-seed; 12-6, 14-11). In 1AA East, Chatfield (3-seed; 14-6, 18-6) will host La Crescent. Girls’ records; Chatfield (16-0, 19-0), R-P (14-3, 19-3), FC (7-11, 11-12), Kingsland (2-15, 3-20), M-C (11-4, 12-9), Houston (7-10, 8-13), and Lanesboro (5-12, 7-18).

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6 rebs, 3 stls, 3 assists; Charlie Krambeer 14 pts (4-8 three’s); C. Kingsley 13 pts, 7 rebs, 5 assists, 6 stls; Seth Thompson 11 pts (5-7 FG’s). L: K. Ruud 13 pts, 6 rebs) #10 P-E-M 76, Kingsland 49 (K: Marcus Plaehn 10) FC 77, Lyle/Pacelli 66 (FC: N. Powell 28 pts (11-19 FG’s), 9 rebs; Quentin Case 15 pts (7-10 FG’s), 10 rebs) Houston 46, Coulee Christian (West Salem) 49 (H: Austin Peplinski 13; Sam Ross 9 pts, 7 rebs) 02-11: Kingsland 60, St. Charles 65 in OT (K: Jacob Rindels 15; Julius Wolf 11; Lenny Moore 10) Chatfield 68, Cotter 49 (Chat: C. Bance 21 pts (4-8 three’s); Jayme LaPlante 15 pts (7-10 FG’s), 8 rebs; Zach Eggers 10) #4 R-P 55, Wabasha-Kellogg 37 (R-P: A. Vix 12 pts, 4 rebs, 4 assists; J. Hauge 11 pts (4-6 FG’s), 10 rebs, 4 assists) 02-13: FC 73, L-A 54 (FC: N. Powell 16 pts, 14 rebs; Q. Case 10 pts, 10 rebs; Jordan Miller 10 pts, 4 stls; Carter Rindels 10) Roch. Home Sch. 48, M-C 52 (M-C: N. Manning 13 pts; K. Wenthold 12 pts, 6 rebs, 6 assists, 5 stls; Wesley Richert 10) Chatfield 90, Southland 66 (C: C. Bance 28 pts (11-12 FG’s, 4-5 three’s), 6 rebs, 4 assists; N. Skare 21 pts (5-11 three’s), 6 rebs, 5 assists; J. Neis 13 pts, 6 assists, 4 stls) 02-14: L-O 63, Houston 93 (H: S. Ross 19 pts (9-15 FG’s), 13 rebs, 12 assists; A. Peplinski 19 pts (7-10 FG’s, 3-5 three’s), 6 assists; Nick Schneider 16 pts (8-10 FG’s); Trevor Lundberg 12. ‘Canes shot 59% at as a team) Lanesboro 64, Lyle/Pacelli 67 (L: K. Ruud 15; Liam Dorn 14; L. Rogers 11) M-C 43, GM 46 (M-C: H. Johnson 17 pts (8-13 FG’s), 7 rebs. Coug’s missed a three and had a TO on final two possessions) Chatfield 67, D-E 62 (C: J. Neis 20 pts (8-10 FT’s), 6 rebs; J. LaPlante 14 pts, 10 rebs; Drew

Hurley 11. Half: C 40, D-E 23) St. Charles 43, #4 R-P 71 (R-P: A. Vix 13 pts, 4 stls; C. Kingsley 11 pts, 5 rebs, 9 stls; J. Hauge 9 pts, 6 rebs, 5 assists, 5 stls) Kingsland 47, #10 PEM 74 02-15 > GM 82, Houston 62 (H: S. Ross 25 pts (7-11 FG’s, 10-14 FT’s); A. Peplinski 14; N. Schneider 11)

Girls Basketball

02-10: LeRoy-Ostrander 28, R-P 75 (R-P: K. Crawford 21 pts, 4 stls; Keela Brand 11 pts, 6 rebs, 7 stls) FC 53, M-C 38 (FC: Morgan Malley 11; Tayah Barnes 11 (3-5 three’s). M-C: Sara Lind 9 pts, 13 rebs; Lydia Geving 9 pts, 5 rebs. For more on this game, go to www. and click on the sports tab) Kingsland 27, P-E-M 60 (K: Haley Colton 9) #3 in AA Chatfield 60, Caledonia 40 (Chat: Brook Irish career-high 17 pts, 13 rebs; Megan LaPlante/M. Talamantes 10) 02-11: W-K 57, R-P 85 (R-P: K. Crawford 24 pts, 11 assists, 4 stls; Brianna Koop 18 pts (8-12 FG’s), 10 rebs; Sierra McNamer 16 pts (7-12 FG’s); Hope Morrison 11 pts, 6 stls; Keela Brand 9 pts, 14 rebs, 4 stls) Grand Meadow 61, Houston 51 (H: K. Jerviss 25 pts (10-14 FG’s, 5-5 FT’s), 9 rebs, 4 stls; A. Loken 15 pts, 10 rebs) St. Charles 58, Kingsland 48 (K: Kailynn Hamersma 16 pts, 9 rebs, 5 assists; Marissa Bornholdt 11 pts, 5 rebs) Cotter 34, #3 Chatfield 64 (Chat: M. Talamantes 14 pts, 4 stls; M. Larrabee 11; K. Keefe 7 pts, 7 rebs, 6 assists) SG 59, M-C 51 (M-C: L. Geving 19 pts, 8 rebs; Carly McCabe 13 pts, 6 rebs; S. Lind 10 pts, 6 rebs. Cougars led 28-21 at half) 02-13: L-O 56, Houston 41 (H: A. Loken 26 pts, 20 rebs; K. Jerviss 8 pts, 13 rebs) #5 in A Lyle/Pacelli 76, Lanesboro 40 (L: Haely Polin 12; Olivia Haug 10 pts, 12 rebs, 4 assists) R-P 51, St. Charles 47 (R-P: B. Koop 18 pts (7-11 FG’s, 4-6 FT’s),

8 rebs; K. Crawford 12 pts, 5 rebs, 8 stls) 02-14: FC 50, L-A 9 (FC: Sammi Bakke 17 pts (7-12 FG’s), 4 stls; Leah Scheevel 11 (7-10 FT’s)) M-C 60, GM 53 (M-C: Coranda Vickerman 17; L. Geving 16; Sara Lind 10. GM: Rio Landers 25 pts, 10 rebs) PEM 78, Kingsland 34 (K: Melinda Woods 15; M. Bornholdt 8 pts, 7 rebs) 02-15: Lanesboro 49, L-O 62 (L: O. Haug 14 pts, 12 rebs; Heather Boyum 14; Bailey Gartner 10 pts, 7 rebs) SG 52, Kingsland 49 (K: Kailee Link 13; M. Woods 10 pts, 5 rebs, 5 assist; Jamie Thompson 10 pts, 5 rebs)

Wrestling (Play-offs)

02-13: 1A Prelim > 10-seed W-K 47, 7-seed FCLMC 33 (Match had seven FF’s. A pin at 220 sealed the match for W-K. Wolves’ Josh Jones (170; 5-1 D) & Monty Holm (#7 at 220; pin) wrestled out wins. FCLMC finishes at 8-13) 1A Quarter > 10-seed W-K 9, 2-seed #7 Chatfield 66 (Falcons FF’ed five weights. Treyc VS (106), J. Goldsmith (113), J. Mandt (126), Austin Dahl (170), & C. Bly (182) notched pins. A. Haffner (160) won 10-7 and J. Bleess (220) 4-2) 2A Prelim > 9-seed Medford 28, 8-seed GMLOK 45 2A Quarter > 8-seed GMLOK 20, 1-seed #6 Jackson County Central 57 (Jace Bunne (138; pin), Parker Hale (145; 12-0 D), #8 Wyatt Richardson (195; pin), & Blake Benson (220; 12-4 MD) notched wins. GMLOK finishes at 2-10) 1AA Prelim > 9-seed Byron 30, 8-seed LARP 29 (Justin Mueller (113; 6-5 D), Josh Doerr (120; pin), #7 at 126 McCoy Tekautz (132; 5-4 D), & Sam Riebel (145; 16-0 TF) got LARP a 17-9 lead. Bears won next six bouts including narrow decisions of 4-2, 3-2, 2-1, and 3-2 to lead 30-17. Dominick DePestal (220) and Cale Stensgard (285) notched pins. LARP finishes at 11-13)

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Monday, February 24, 2014




By Tammy Danielson Fighting Gravity I love this picture of my greatniece, Oakley. I told her mom that I could not remember the last time I smiled when I put on a swimsuit! Oh the joys of childhood and to not care that your tummy sticks out just a bit (smile). If someone had told me years ago that I would be having a sparring match with gravity after age 40, I hope that I would have been smart enough to listen and got to work on my battle plan. After all, it is war. For all of you ladies who know what I am talking about, just lift your arm (and the second arm

that is attached) and wave---does your second arm still keep waving even after you have stopped? If so, welcome to my world. As I was getting ready for an upcoming vacation and thinking of buying a bathing suit for the first time in 10 years (yikes!), I think my face started to sweat first and then my legs were shaking. Or, was it the other way around? Well, no matter, because by the time I was deep into online shopping and in full panic mode, I

Poor Man’s Grilled Ribs

Country Style Pork Ribs – bone-in. I like these because they are cheaper per pound and also always on sale. Your favorite meat rub—If you don’t have one, use garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, smoked paprika, and salt. Rub the ribs and grill them until brown on both sides but still rare on the inside. Place in doubled tin foil and pour over them a marinade of BBQ sauce (I love Jack Daniels brand), brown sugar, and a small can crushed pineapple (optional). You can mix the amounts to your taste preference. Cook low on the grill until the ribs pull from the bone easily. Turn the packet over ever 10 minutes or so. To make sure they don’t burn, you can place the double foiled pack of meat in a foil grill pan.

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think all of my body was sweaty and anxious. For me, the simple task of buying a swimsuit has done a 180 and the process has become even more complex. Years ago, I looked at suits that showed as much skin as possible—Bam, that was it, no other options. Boy, have times changed! Although I have been losing weight, my web search still went straight to swim skirts, tankinis, and coverups and never once did I type in the B word---BIKINI. No matter how confident I am, that darn bikini is still my nemesis. Maybe if I have enough of those drinks with the little umbrellas, I will “think” I am in a bikini anyway…ha! Well friends, have faith that summer is coming! How about if pretend right now and enjoy some yummy summer grilling? –in a well-ventilated garage or in your oven of course.

Birth Announcement Crosby Jack Hjelmeland Big sister Brielle, big brother Hayden, and big sister Hannah welcome home their baby brother, Crosby Jack Hjelmeland. Parents are Brent and Marie Hjelmeland of Harmony, Minn. Crosby was born February 9, 2014. He weighed 7 lbs. and 5 oz. and measured 20 inches long. Grandparents are Jack and Patti Hjelmeland of Harmony and Danny and Kathy Joyce of Jackson, Minn.

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Rabehl, of Lake City, Minn. and Rochelle and Travis Willford, of Harmony, Minn. Parents of the groom are Karen Trouten Milller, of Harmony and the late Roger Hanson, of Harmony. Jordon graduated from Rochester Community and Technical College in 2011 and is working on continuing her education to become a Registered Nurse. Dustin is currently working for Hegg Farms in Harmony. Their wedding is planned for August 9, 2014 at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony.

Rabehl ~ Hanson Jordan Lee Rebehl & Dustin Ronald Hanson are proud to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Parents of the bride are James

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Sunny is a 7 year old mix-most likely Shih Tzu and Jack Russell Terrier. He weighs about 10.5 pounds and seems to be a blend of the two breeds in both looks and personality. He would do well with someone who knows terriers. He has long hair that needs daily brushing to keep from matting. He enjoys sitting on your lap and getting treats while being brushed. For more information on adopting Sunny visit our website: Small Dog Rescue of Minnesota 3853 Columbus Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55407

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Earl & Lis Sethre of Loveland, Colorado

Terry Sethre on February 27th Love, Jason, Amanda, Olivia, Landon, Stewart, Baxter, Mushroom & Midnight

Earl, who grew up in Preston, was recently named “Citizen of the Year” by the Loveland (CO) Rotary Club Lis, who grew up in Spring Valley, was recognized for her volunteer work by the House of Neighborly Service and the United Way of Larimer County

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Ingredients: 1 bunch broccoli (about 1 lb.) 1/2 C orange juice 3 green onions, chopped 2 t balsamic vinegar dash red pepper flakes Directions: Make sauce in a small skillet by combining orange juice, green onions, vinegar and pepper flakes. Simmer over medium heat until reduced to half, about 2 minutes; set aside. Trim broccoli and place broccoli florets and a small amount of water in a microwave-safe dish with a lid. Microwave until crisp tender, about 5 minutes. Spoon sauce over top and serve hot. Per Serving: 133 calories, 1 g fat, 6.5 g protein, 27 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 76 mg 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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Long-term superintendent plan develops in Houston By Angie Rodenburg The Houston School Board held a meeting on February 18. The discussion was primarily centered around the search for a new superintendent. The question on school board members’ minds was whether they wanted to pursue hiring a new superintendent immediately or delay the superintendent search until December while keeping Interim Superintendent Rick on board for another year. The board was split on which direction would be the most beneficial to the school district. Board member Gary Wilson advocated to keep Dr. Rick another year, so that the district could benefit from his organizational expertise and experience. Tom Stilin agreed with Wilson. Michaeleen Bonner thought

that there was still time to conduct the superintendent search and felt they would be able to attract a good pool of candidates. Kevin Kelleher agreed with Bonner, adding that he would like to only have to go through the process once. Joe Krage said he was listening to all sides before making his final decision. Mimi Carlson agreed stating that she was “on the fence.” She liked the idea of keeping Dr. Rick around for another year to glean from his expertise, but also was happy to move forward in the search for a permanent superintendent. “We’re going to have to find something eventually,” stated Carlson. Ron Evenson was not adamant about which direction to

take; however, felt that if they decide to keep Dr. Rick on for another year, that he would like to start the superintendent search early in December to give them plenty of time to find the right candidate. Kevin Kelleher came up with a compromise that was well received by most of the board. He motioned that the board move ahead in the search for superintendent by posting the position; however, if no candidates of interest apply, they will move forward the next year with Dr. Rick at the helm. Michaeleen Bonner seconded the motion. Before a vote was taken, the board members wanted to hear from Dr. Rick himself. He told the board that there were pros and cons to that strategy. A pro being that the board might find

a great candidate; however, a con would be keeping the staff in limbo longer. Dr. Rick said he would not sign a contract, should the board decide to keep him, until they have made a final decision. After hearing from Dr. Rick the vote was taken. Carlson, Evenson, Bonner, and Kelleher voted in the affirmative. Stilin, Krage, and Wilson voted in the negative. The motion passed. Kelleher made sure to say that the vote was not a reflection on Dr. Rick’s performance. He stated, “We are very happy with Dr. Rick. This is more about looking to the future.” Another item discussed at the meeting was regarding the school meal plan policy. The current practice at Houston Public Schools is to never deny a student lunch based on their

account balance. Students with negative balances will be served the same meal as the other kids and will not have to take an alternative meal. The school will work with the parents and help to get them on the free and reduced lunch program if needed. This practice, however, is inconsistent with the handbook policy. The board plans to correct this error by changing the handbook to reflect the school’s practice. Interim Superintendent Rick closed out the meeting by congratulating the Houston High School dance team that came in tenth place at a recent competition. He stated, “They are exceptional. We have a lot to be proud of. Kudos to them and their coach.” The next school board meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 4 at the Houston High School Library.

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Notice of amherst towNship aNNual meetiNg & electioN

Notice of fillmore towNship aNNual meetiNg & electioN

Notice of Norway towNship aNNual meetiNg & electioN

The citizens of Amherst Township are hereby notified that the annual meeting will be held in the Amherst Town Hall on Tuesday, the 11th day of March 2014 (in case of inclement weather the Annual Meeting and Election will be held on March 18, 2014) to elect:

The citizens of Fillmore Township are hereby notified that the annual meeting will be held in the Fillmore Town Hall on Tuesday, the 11th day of March 2014 (in case of inclement weather the Annual Meeting and Election will be held on March 18, 2014) to elect:

The citizens of Norway Township are hereby notified that the annual meeting will be held in the Norway Town Hall on Tuesday, the 11th day of March 2014 (in case of inclement weather the Annual Meeting and Election will be held on March 18, 2014) to elect:

One Supervisor, 3 year term. One Clerk, 2 year term. General business will be conducted. Business meeting will be at 8:00 pm. Polls will be open 5:00-8:00 pm.

One Supervisor, 3 year term. One Clerk, 2 year term. General business will be conducted. Polls will open from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Business meeting will be 4:00 - 4:45 pm. Light refreshments will be offered.

Hugh F. Fendry II • Clerk, Amherst Township

Notice of areNdahl towNship aNNual meetiNg & electioN The citizens of Arendahl Township are hereby notified that the annual meeting will be held in the Arendahl Town Hall on Tuesday, the 11th day of March 2014 (in case of inclement weather the Annual Meeting and Election will be held on March 18, 2014) to elect: One Supervisor, 3 year term. One Clerk, 2 year term. General business will be conducted. Polls will open from 5:00-8:00 pm. Business meeting will begin at 8:15 pm. Keith Brown • Clerk, Arendahl Township

Bonnie Heidtke • Clerk, Fillmore Township

Notice of forestVille towNship aNNual meetiNg & electioN The citizens of Forestville Township are hereby notified that the annual meeting will be held in the Forestville Town Hall on Tuesday, the 11th day of March 2014 (in case of inclement weather the Annual Meeting and Election will be held on March 18, 2014) to elect:

One Clerk, 2 year term. One Supervisor, 3 year term.

Notice of fouNtaiN towNship aNNual meetiNg & electioN

The citizens of Bristol Township are hereby notified that the annual meeting will be held in the Bristol Town Hall on Tuesday, the 11th day of March 2014 (in case of inclement weather the Annual Meeting and Election will be held on March 18, 2014) to elect:

The citizens of Fountain Township are hereby notified that the annual meeting will be held in the Fountain Fire Hall on Tuesday, the 11th day of March 2014 (in case of inclement weather the Annual Meeting and Election will be held on March 18, 2014) to elect:

Eunice Biel • Clerk, Bristol Township

Notice of caNtoN towNship aNNual meetiNg & electioN The citizens of Canton Township are hereby notified that the annual meeting will be held in the Canton Town Hall on Tuesday, the 11th day of March 2014 (in case of inclement weather the Annual Meeting and Election will be held on March 18, 2014) to elect: One Supervisor, 3 year term. One Clerk, 2 year term. General business will be conducted. Polls will open from 5:00 - 8:00 pm with business meeting to follow. Fay Garness • Clerk, Canton Township

Notice of carimoNa towNship aNNual meetiNg & electioN The citizens of Carimona Township are hereby notified that the annual meeting will be held in the Preston City Council room on Tuesday, the 11th day of March 2014 (in case of inclement weather the Annual Meeting and Election will be held on March 18, 2014) to elect: One Supervisor, 3 year term. One Clerk, 2 year term. General business will be conducted & begin at 1:30 pm. Polls will open after meeting until 8:00 pm. Linda Marzolf • Clerk, Carimona Township

General business will be conducted. Business meeting will begin at 8:00 pm. Polls will open from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Walter Laumb • Clerk, Norway Township

Notice of pilot mouNd towNship aNNual meetiNg & electioN The citizens of Pilot Mound Township are hereby notified that the annual meeting will be held in the Pilot Mound Town Hall on Tuesday, the 11th day of March 2014 (in case of inclement weather the Annual Meeting and Election will be held on March 18, 2014) to elect: One Supervisor, for a term of 3 years. One Clerk, for a term of 2 years.

General business will be conducted. Business meeting will General business will be conducted. Business meeting will begin at 8:15 pm. Polls will open from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. begin at approximately 8:15 pm. Polls will open from 5:00 The Board of Canvas will meet after the Annual Meeting to 8:00 pm. certify the official election results. Connie Morger • Clerk, Forestville Township William Sullivan • Clerk, Pilot Mound Township

Notice of Bristol towNship aNNual meetiNg & electioN

One Supervisor, 3 year term. One Clerk, 2 year term. General business will be conducted. Business meeting will be at 8:15 pm. Polls will open 5:00 - 8.:00 pm. Audit Meeting will immeditately follow the regular meeting March 10.

One Supervisor, 3 year term. One Clerk, 2 year term.

One Supervisor, 3 year term.

Notice of preBle towNship aNNual meetiNg & electioN The citizens of Preble Township are hereby notified that the annual meeting will be held in the Preble Town Hall on Tuesday, the 11th day of March 2014 (in case of inclement weather the Annual Meeting and Election will be held on March 18, 2014) to elect: One Supervisor, 3 year term. One Clerk, 2 year term.

General business will be conducted. Polls will open from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Business meeting will begin at approximately 8:15 pm. Daniel L. Graskamp Clerk, Fountain Township

General business will be conducted. Polls will open from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Business meeting will begin at approximately 8:05 pm.

Notice of harmoNy towNship aNNual meetiNg & electioN

Notice of prestoN towNship aNNual meetiNg & electioN

The citizens of Harmony Township are hereby notified that the annual meeting will be held in the Harmony Township Hall on Tuesday, the 11th day of March 2014 (in case of inclement weather the Annual Meeting and Election will be held on March 18, 2014) to elect: One Supervisor, for a term of 3 years. One Clerk, for a term of 2 years. Annual meeting to begin at 4:30 pm. Polls will open after the meeting until 8:00 pm. Kathy Whalen • Clerk, Harmony Township

David Larson • Clerk, Preble Township

The citizens of Preston Township are hereby notified that the annual meeting will be held in the Preston Emergency Services Building on Tuesday, the 11th day of March 2014 (in case of inclement weather the Annual Meeting and Election will be held on March 18, 2014) to elect: One Supervisor, 3 year term. One Clerk, 2 year term. General business will be conducted. Polls will open from 4:00 - 8:00 pm. Business meeting will be 3:00 pm. Curt Bisek • Clerk, Preston Township

Notice of holt towNship aNNual meetiNg & electioN

Notice of sumNer towNship aNNual meetiNg & electioN

The citizens of Holt Township are hereby notified that the annual meeting will be held in the Sons of Norway Hall in Lanesboro on Tuesday, the 11th day of March 2014 (in case of inclement weather the Annual Meeting and Election will be held on March 18, 2014) to elect:

The citizens of Sumner Township are hereby notified that the annual meeting and election will be held in the Sumner Town Hall on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. (In case of inclement weather the annual meeting and election will be held on March 18, 2014) to elect:

One Supervisor, 3 year term. One Clerk, 2 year term. General business will be conducted. Polls will open from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Business meeting will begin after polls close at 8:00pm. Chris Gudmundson • Clerk, Holt Township

One Supervisor, for a term of 3 years One Clerk, for a term of 2 years Election poll hours are from 5 - 8 p.m. The annual meeting will commence after election ballots are counted. Melinda Miller • Sumner Township Clerk

Notice of carroltoN towNship aNNual meetiNg & electioN

Notice of NewBurg towNship aNNual meetiNg & electioN

Notice of yucataN towNship aNNual meetiNg & electioN

The citizens of Carrolton Township are hereby notified that the annual meeting will be held in the Carrolton Town Hall on Tuesday, the 11th day of March 2014 (in case of inclement weather the Annual Meeting and Election will be held on March 18, 2014) to elect:

The citizens of Newburg Township are hereby notified that the annual meeting will be held in the Newburg Town Hall on Tuesday, the 11th day of March 2014 (in case of inclement weather the Annual Meeting and Election will be held on March 18, 2014) to elect:

Notice is hereby given that Yucatan Township, Houston County, will on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, conduct its Annual Town Meeting and Election at the Yucatan Town Hall. In case of inclement weather, the meeting and election may be postponed until the third Tuesday in March, 2014. The Annual Meeting will commence at 1:00 p.m. The Election Poll will be open from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm to elect: One Township Supervisor for a 3 year term One Township Clerk for a 2 year term The canvas board will meet following the election

One Supervisor, 3 year term. One Clerk, 2 year term. General business will be conducted. Polls will open from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Business meeting will begin at 8:05 pm. Luanne Storelee • Clerk, Carrolton Township

One Supervisor, 3 year term. One Clerk, 2 year term. General business will be conducted. Polls will open from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Business meeting will follow election immediately afterwards. Genette Halverson • Clerk, Newburg Township

Linda S Griggs • Clerk, Yucatan Township

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Fillmore County police reports Chatfield Police Department Vickie Renae Schafer, 46, Chatfield, Minn.; 1/7/2014, Driving Without a Valid License or Vehicle Class/Type; Multiple Licenses Prohibited; Fees $190. Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office Nicole Marie Asleson, 43, Spring Valley, Minn.; 12/3/2013, Duty to Drive with Due Care - Speed Greater than Reasonable; Fees $130. 12/3/2014, Failure to Obtain New Driver’s License after Changing Name or Address; Fees $20. Stephen Richard Bahl, 57, Preston, Minn.; 12/29/2013, Parking Ordinance; Fees $32. Expert Builders LLC, New Brighton, Minn.; 12/11/2013, Parking Ordinance; Fees $32. Mark Charles Heeren, 35, Plymouth, Minn.; 5/25/2013, DWI - Operate Motor Vehicle - Alcohol Concentration 0.08 Within 2 Hours; Fine $3,000 (stay $2,100 until 2/6/2016), Fees $1,020, Local Confinement for 365 days (stay 356 days for two years, credit for

time served of three days - serve as work release and weekends), Supervised probation for two years - Remain law-abiding, No same or similar, Chemical dependency evaluation/treatment, within 30 days, 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, No driving without insurance or valid driver’s license. Brandon James Wesley Lastine, 27, Spring Valley, Minn.; 1/22/2014, Snomobile Registraiton; Fees $140. 1/22/2014, Snowmobiles - Youth Training - Operate Snowmobile Without Safety Certificate/Training; Fees $50. Cody Luke Luhman, 19, Chatfield, Minn.; 12/18/2013, Windshield Covered with Frost or Steam to Prevent Proper Vision; Fees $130. Kenneth Frances Malley, 89, Preston, Minn.; 2/6/2014, Stopping/Standing/Parking Where Signs Prohibit Stopping; Fees $32.

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Monday, February 24, 2014 Terry John Ohm, 32, Preston, Minn.; 1/15/2014, Driver’s License - Driving After Revocation; Fees $290. 1/15/2014, Uninsured Vehicle - Driver Violation; Fees $200. Benjamin Michael Schroeder, 20, Rochester, Minn.; 1/1/2014, Liquor - Consumption by Persons Under 21; Fees $190. Preston Police Department Jason Lee Harvey, 41, Lanesboro, Minn.; 2/2/2014, Stopping/Standing/Parking Where Signs Prohibit Stopping; Fees $32. John Richard Lorsung, 57, Andover, Minn.; 1/28/2014, Stopping/Standing/Parking Where Signs Prohibit Stopping; Fees $32. Brenda Kay Tribble, Winona, Minn.; 1/25/2014, Stopping/ Standing/Parking Where Signs Prohibit Stopping; Fees $32. Riley Micheal Cullifer, 26, Preston, Minn.; 11/14/2012, Issue Dishonored Check - Value Not More Than $250; Restitution $80, Fees $220. Jade Christine Sexton, 38, Preston, Minn.; 7/26/2013, Issue Dishonored Check - Value Not More Than $250; Restitution $70.04, Fees $210.04. Minnesota State Patrol Amanda Rose Borgen, 21, Chatfield, Minn.; 10/22/2013, Driver’s License - Driving After Suspension; Fees $290. Tyler Scott Marquette, 20, West Union, Iowa; 12/19/2013, Seat Belt Required - Driver and Passengers Must Use; Fees $115. Brett Adam Oeltjen, 33, Spring Valley, Minn.; 12/4/2013, Window Restrictions - Tint Too Dark; Fees $140. Kristi Jo Ramaker, 34, Wykoff, Minn.; 12/19/2013, Speeding 50/40; Fees $130. David J. Shook, 51, Marietta, Ga.; 12/28/2013, Speeding - 65/55; Fees $130. Rushford Police Department Tanya Lynn Betthauser, 35, Rushford, Minn.; 1/25/2014, Speeding - 60/45; Fees $150. Corey Alan Carlson, 22, Rushford, Minn.; 1/12/2014, Windshield General Prohibitions - No Cracked or Discolored Windshields; Fees $130. Cherie Jo O’Bieglo, 33, Rushford, Minn.; 9/14/2014, Driver’s License - Driving After Revocation; Fees $290. 9/14/2013, Vehicle Registration Required; Fees $30. 9/14/2013, Driver Must Carry Proof of Insurance when Operating Vehicle; Fees $200. Rafael Ortiz-Cruz, 25, Arcadia, Wis.; 6/9/2012, Driving Without a Valid License or Vehicle Class/Type; Multiple Licenses Prohibited; Fees $190. 6/9/2012, Speeding - 56/45; Fees $50. Robert William Wagner, 52, Austin, Minn.; 10/20/2013, DWI - Operate Motor Vehicle Under Influence of Alcohol; Fine of $1,000 (stay $700 until 2/4/2015), Fees $415, Local confinement fore 90 days (stay 90 days for one year), Supervised probation for one year - Remain law-abiding, No same or similar, No alcohol/controlled substance use, under direction of DFO, No possession of alcohol or drugs, under direction of DFO, Random testing, Complete chemical assessment, follow any recommendations as required, Do not enter bars or liquor stores.


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255 MASSEY TRACTOR/RV/VEHICLES/ POwER & HAND TOOLS/GUNS & AMMO…MORE! Bidding starts ending on Mon. March 3 at 5:30pm. Partial List: 255 Massey; 82’ Winnebago RV; 88’ F350 rollback truck; 95’ Chev 350 w/camper; 94’ Saturn SC2; 95’ F250 Van; 3 long guns; Earnhardt collector clocks; generators, air compressors; hand & power tools; heavy chain & binders; ATV winch; receiver hitch; LP heaters; hydraulic pump; Evinrude & Minnkota boat motors; power ice auger; nylon tow ropes; bottle neck jacks; Orig. Dodge Bros. emblem; antique spoked wagon wheels; gas powered cement mixer; pickup bed tool box; lead stock car frame weights; chrome rims; good tires; Pallet mover; In ground 9,000 lbs car hoist; 3 pt. 7’ blade….much more. 10% buyer premium added to all purchases; All items sold “as is” with buyer confirming validity and condition; All buyer’s must pick up and pay for items on pickup day. If you are not able to make pickup day, please don’t bid. Viewing Days: Wed. Feb. 26th 2-6pm and Sun. Mar. 2nd 11am3pm Pickup Day: Tue. Mar. 4th 8am-7pm Location: DOWNTOWN NODINE, MN; I-90 to Exit 266 (Nodine); South on Co. Rd. 12 for 1.5 miles to “T” in Nodine. Auction is in the old creamery building at the intersection. Go to for free registration, terms, descriptions, photos and bidding or 800-852-0010

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Mabel-Canton’s Sumdog Math Competition participants win meet By Hannah Wingert The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on February 18, 2014 at 7 p.m. All members were present except for Troy Soiney and Mark Weidemann. Principal Jeff Nolte was also absent. The minutes from the January 21, 2014 board meeting were reviewed and approved. The board wished to congratulate the students who took part in Sumdog’s Southeast Minnesota Math Contest. Forty-one Mabel-Canton school students answered a total of 15,084 questions correctly making MabelCanton the overall winner and a daily winner in the contest. The

contest took place online from January 24-30. Four MabelCanton students placed in the top 10 out of 672 total contestants. February 17-21 is Minnesota School Board recognition week. The Mabel-Canton school district extended its thanks to the school board for their service and commitment to the staff and students. The board reviewed and considered the second reading of Policy 714 regarding the fund balance. They also considered the approval of the Public Data Request Form. The request form will allow community mem-

Fillmore County District Court William Bruce Manhart, 34, of Harmony, Minn. appeared in Fillmore County Court on February 4, 2014 facing one alleged count of Domestic Assault Felony and one alleged count Assault - 5th Degree - Inflict or Attempt Bodily Harm. On February 10 Manhart entered not guilty pleas for both charges. A jury trial is set for Manhart on April 3, 2014. Steven Michael Wallin, Jr., 37, of Canton, Minn. appeared in Fillmore County Court on January 23, 2014 facing one alleged Count DWI - Operate Motor Vehicle Under Influence of Alcohol (Felony), one alleged count DWI - Operate

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which is average for this time of year. The board nominated and approved Chris Loppnow as the MSHSL Representative, and Jeff Rein as the Community Education Committee Representative. It was noted that February 26, March 12, and March 26 will have one-hour late starts, and March 24 will have an early dismissal. Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on March 11 and 13. The end of the third quarter is March 21. The meeting was adjourned. The next meeting will be held March 18, 2014 at 7 p.m.

bers to go through the proper channels to receive information about the school district. The board reviewed the financial report. The district’s business manager, Todd Lechtenberg presented the part of the budget that was finished ahead of schedule. The rest of the budget will be presented at the March 2014 meeting. The projected revenue is less than originally anticipated, but Lechtenberg will be working to increase the district’s revenue to improve the budget. The payment of the district bills and electronic fund transfers were approved. Student representatives, Jon

Selness and Sara Vettleson-Trutza, were not present at the meeting, but did meet with Superintendent Jennifer Backer earlier in the day to discuss student happenings. Superintendent Backer stated that she’s pleased with the student/staff connections and overall climate at the school. There is good collaboration between teachers to ensure that each student receives the attention and intervention they need. Backer also reported that there is good communication among the staff and students at the school. The current enrollment number for the school district is 257

scribed dosage and frequency, maintain employment, supply DNA sample, no contact with persons associated with illegal drugs or known felons, no contact with co-defendant(s), and no use or possession of firearms or dangerous weapons. Fine and fees for Bothun totaled $1,215. Travis Andrew Longenecker, 34, of Caledonia, Minn. was given a statutory stay of adjudication on February 3, 2014 for one count Drugs - 5th Degree - Possess Schedule 1,2,3,4 - Not Small Amount Marijuana. Longenecker’s fine and fees totaled $1,125 and he was given local confinement in the Fillmore County Jail for 20 days with credit for time served of one day. Longenecker was placed under supervised probation for five years including the conditions remain law-abiding, no same or similar, chemical dependency evaluation/treatment, aftercare, no alcohol/controlled substance use, no possession of alcohol or drugs, do not enter bars or liquor stores, random testing, submit to random searches, maintain employment, no assault, write letter of apology within 10 days, no contact with persons associated with illegal drugs, no contact with victim(s), and no use or possession of firearms or dangerous weapons.

Canton plans for big “Day Off” By Liz Giese Every five years Canton’s “Day Off” explodes into a three day celebration that consumes the entire town. “It’s going to be big,” said Acting Mayor Cindy Shanks at the February 12 Canton City Council meeting as she went over the plans already well in the works for this year’s big celebration. This year’s Canton “Day Off” celebration is planned for August 15-17. Festivities include a Raiders Prom, complete with Grand March, on Friday night, and the Raiders Dash, a 5K Run/ Walk planned for Saturday. The weekend’s activities will also include an all school reunion, softball tournament, BBQ/chili cook-offs, a beer tent, semi show and tractor ride, kids’ games, live bands, dances and fireworks. The parade will take place on Saturday at 3 p.m. Water Temperatures Also up for discussion was the recent concern about water temperatures and whether Canton residents should be running water to prevent pipes from freezing. City Engineer Jon Nordsving stated that he has been regularly checking the water temperatures in different loca-

tions around town. As of the February City Council meeting he had only found one instance of tap water at the danger point of 40 degrees. He will continue to monitor the water temperatures around town and stated that Canton residents with concerns can contact him to check their water. In other Council business A rate increase for the municipal work of City Attorney Richard Nethercut was approved. Discussion about the new EPA rules for back-up generators and the decision of whether to “Opt-In” or “Opt-Out” of the Tri-County Electric Peak Alert program was tabled until the next meeting. Progress on the old liquor store building was at a temporary standstill pending better weather. The interior walls had been removed, but the floor and ceiling were revealed to need a lot of work. Warmer temperatures are needed for further evaluation to take place to plan the next steps. Due to a member’s medical leave, the next meeting of the Canton City Council was changed to Tuesday, March 11, at 7 p.m.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS TUESDAY, FEB. 25 •Knit it Together, 3:30-4:30pm, Preston Public Library. Knitting for all levels.* •Bluff Country Toastmasters meet, 5:30pm, Spring Valley Public Library.* •Let’s Talk About Sand, 7pm, Commonweal Theatre, Lanesboro. *FREE* public performance. •Chatfield AA meets, 7:30pm in the Pio­neer Presbyterian Church, 206 Fillmore St., Chatfield.* •AA Closed Meeting, 8pm, Presbyterian Church, Mill St., Rushford.*

•Canton Historical Society meeting, 5pm, Canton Community Center. Come join us, looking for new members. •TOPS (take off pounds sensibly) meeting, Spring Valley Care Center Activity Room. Weigh-in from 5:155:30pm, Meeting from 5:30-6:15pm. Questions contact Judy at 507-3462469. •Let’s Talk About Sand, 6:30pm, Spring Valley Public Library. *FREE* public performance. •AA Class “Road’s Journey,” 8pm, 301 E. Franklin St., Spring Valley (a yellow house).*



•Spring Valley Area Foodshelf, 2-4pm, 1300 West Tracy Rd., Spring Valley.* •Let’s Talk About Sand, 6:30pm, Decorah Public Library. *FREE* public performance.

•Let’s Talk About Sand, 4pm, Chatfield Public Library. *FREE* public performance. •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 507272-2191*

THURSDAY, FEB. 27 •Free Senior Coffee, 9am, Heritage Grove, Harmony.* •Story Hour, 11am, Harmony Public Library. No school, no story hour.*




•Mason’s Pancake Breakfast, 8-10:30am, Rushford Masonic Lodge. All you can eat pancakes, sausage, coffee, milk, juice. www. •Spring Valley Area Foodshelf, 9-11am, 1300 West Tracy Rd., Spring Valley, MN.* •Lanesboro AA Group, 8pm, Bethlehem Lutheran Church. For more info, call 507-251-1771 or 765-2518.*

•Cowboy Church Service, 6pm, Cherry Grove United Methodist Church. For more info or directions call 507-346-2830. •Fountain AA Group closed meeting, 7:30pm, Fountain Lutheran Church, south Main St. and Highway 52.*

•Community Coffee, 9am, Park Lane Estates, Preston.* •Public Blood Pressure Clinic, 1-3pm, Fillmore County Public Health, 902 Houston Street NW, Preston, MN.* •VFW Burger Nite, 5-8pm, Spring Valley VFW Hall. •Crohn’s and Colitis Support Group, 7:30-8:30pm, Methodist Hospital, dining room #3.

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FOR RENT For Rent: One bedroom apartment in Preston. $300/month. Available immediately. Call 507-765-4521 or 507-2729889. r24,3-o

11753 State Hwy 43, Mabel, MN 55954 Craig Henry Shop 507.493.5399 • Mobile 507.450.5573


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44493 OAKVIEW LOOP, Rushford. For sale by owner: 2 miles south of Rushford, Country living close to town, 2.5 acre lot, ranch style home, custom built in 2005, 4 bdrm/3 bath, finished basement, heated 2 car garage, blacktop drive and concrete driveway, community well, move in condition, for more info. and viewing call 507-864-3689. e20,27,3,10,17,24,3,10-x

Wanted: Cropland, farms, hunting land. Call Roger D. Johnson, Land Broker Auctioneer. Licensed MN, SD, WI, IL. 608-385-8080 w3tfn-o

FOR SALE: 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in the country with heated shop. 507-2596961. e30tfn- o

Maple Street, Mabel Spacious 3br/1ba Single Family, 2,652 sq. ft., Detached Garage. lease or Cash.

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Apartment in Fountain for rent: 2 bedroom apartment with garage. Available March 1. Call 507-259-6961. r17tfn-o For rent: Grubtown School House. Studio apartment. Available March 1. Furnished or unfurnished. 507467-2941. rtfn-o

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Wanted: Cars, trucks, buses, and semi trailers, running or not. Serving SE MN and northern IA. Luke Junge, Preston, MN. Call 507-259-4556. w30tfn- o

Nice 2BR apt. in Preston, $350/mo + until. Scott 765-3600. r8tfn- o Large lot in New Horizon Trailer Park in Preston. Available Immediately. 765-2131 or 1-800-770-0347. r10/5tfno Need to store snowmobiles, a classic car, or a boat? Do you need storage while in the process of moving? Space is available for rent in a building located in Preston. Call 507-251-5297. r28tfn- x OFFICE SPACE for rent in historic downtown Preston, MN, with enough room for 4 to 6 employees. Cost $335/month, includes standard utilities. Common area break room and bathroom facilities. Call 507-251-5297. r30tfn- x

LAKEWOOD SENIOR HOuSINg, 420 Bench St. Chatfield. Easy yard work, no shoveling! For those who are 62 and older, handicapped/disabled. 1-bedroom apts. Heat paid. On-site laundry. Rent based on income. Off-street parking. Call (507) 867-4791

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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FARM WANTED: 800-1200 # Beef Calves. No antibiotics/growth stim. Born on your farm. Call Joe Austin 507-352-4441. f10,17,24,3-o



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AUCTION CALENDAR Sat., March 1, 9am - Gun, Coin, Antique, Household Auction. Sale at Spring Valley Sales Auction Building, 412 East Park St., Spring Valley. For more info contact Spring Valley Auction at Notice in the Journal. Sat., March 1, 11am - Land Auction: 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. Sat., March 29 - Consignment Auction: Area Farmers, Consignors & Merchants. Located on Dale and Kathie Grobe farm in Elgin, MN. For more info contact Tony Montgomery Realty & Auction Co. at or 507-259-7502. Notice in the Journal. On-line AucTiOn infOrmATiOn

Bidding starts ending on Mon., March 3, 5:30pm - 255 Massey Tractor/RV/Vehicles/Power & Hand Tools/Guns & Ammo...More! Viewing Days: Wed. Feb. 26, 2-6pm and Sun., March 2, 11am-3pm. Pickup Day: Tues. March 4 8am-7pm. Location: Downtown Nodine, MN in old creamery building. For more info visit or call 800-852-0010. Listing in the Journal. Bidding ends on Wed., March 26, 7pm - Real Estate Auction, 240 2nd Ave. NE, Harmony. Viewing Days: Wed. Feb. 26, 5-7pm or by appointment. Go to for more info. Listing in the Journal. To list your Auction 507-765-2151

THANK YOU The 7th Annual BLT (Brent Tufte) Memorial Pool Tournament was a huge success thanks to wonderful community support. We greatly appreciate all of the people who contributed in our fundraising efforts to support the Lanesboro Booster Club in Brent’s name. With heartfelt gratitude, we extend thanks to Tony Semmen and Jim Iverson of the Root River Saloon, Corey Danielson of Danielson Drawings, the Lanesboro Booster Club, Lanesboro American Legion, Lanesboro BP, Lanesboro Hair Care, Lanesboro Pastry Shoppe, Lanesboro Sales Commission, Bent Wrench, Chat n’ Chew, Chiggy’s Liquor, Gilby’s, Merchants Bank, Nordic Lanes, Old Barn Resort, R & J Hardwoods and Tlougan’s Roofing. The Tufte Family t24-o ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



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715 North Broadway (Home Federal Bldg.), Spring Valley, MN Email - 317 N. SEctION, SPRING VALLEY $53,000 Conveniently located near school, downtown business district, gas station & restaurants. This home features formal dining & living room w/hardwood floors, large eat in kitchen, main floor laundry, updated bath w/ new tub & shower surround, toilet & vanity & 3 bdrms. Large back deck, alley access to garage/shed in back yard. Priced to sell!!

104 N. HuDSON AVE., SPRING VALLEY $129,900


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

Stylish “Cape Cod” style home featuring 3 bdrms, hardwood floors, updated 100 amp electrical breaker box, new cement drive, retaining wall, finished garage new with door & insulated, electrical line to shed, new laminate floor in kitchen, freshly painted throughout, updated plumbing fixtures and new toilet and new deck by front door. Excellent location near grocery store, banks, convenience stores and gas station. Move in ready!


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Large Ranch • Living Room • Dining Room • Wood Floors • Large Yard • Newer Windows • Main Floor Laundry • New Roof • Storage Shed • Steel Siding • 3-Season Porch

19679 690tH AVE., ELKtON $145,000 Affordable country acreage all set up for horses equipped w/84x48 lighted indoor riding arena & 14’ door, fenced pasture area, stock building w/5 pens & hay pit, chicken house & buried power lines. 3 bdrms, hdwd floors, newer hot water heater & energy efficient furnace. New roof in 2004 & double attached garage. Yearly income generated from property.


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

3 Bedrooms On Main Floor • Family Room W/Fireplace • Dining Room • Living Room • Main Floor Laundry • Lower Level Family Room W/Bar • Rec Area • D/O • 2+ Attached Garage • Wood Floors • New Furnace • Newer Roof

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


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

4 Bedrooms • 4 Baths • Formal Living Room • Formal Dining Room • Family Room • Rec Room W/Bar • Fireplace • 3+ Garage • Storage Shed • Patio • Main Floor Laundry

313 Fillmore St. W, PreSton

Craftsman style home with original features. Open staircase, oak & maple hardwood floors, built in’s include bench/storage along staircase, built in hutch in dining room, pass through hutch between kitchen & dining and brick fireplace. Upstairs bedrooms all have wood floors.

2 bedrooms • 3 baths • Open floor plan • Living room w/ fireplace • Dining room • Master bath • Walk-in closet • 2-car garage • Dead end street

Deer Ridge • Spectacular Home • Unique Floor Plan • 5 Bed • 4 Baths • In-Floor Heat In House & Garage • Western Cedar Ceilings • Hickory Floors • Family Room W/30’ Ceilings That Includes Floor To Ceiling Windows To Enjoy Wonderful Scenery & Wildlife • Master Shower With Heated Floor • Must See

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

$209,000 310 Maple St., laneSboro 3 Bedroom on main floor • Wheel Chair Assess. In-Floor Heat in House & Garage • 3 Baths • Main Floor Laundry • Fireplace


804 auburn ave. S, laneSboro Ranch Home On Large Lot • Open Floor Plan • Main Floor Laundry • Private Deck • 2+Garage • Large Lower Level Family Room

Excellent Condition 2 bedroom ranch home on edge of Harmony. Many updates, good sized living areas, with 14 x 14 deck, garden space and country views. $80,000/$372.98 PI/M*

150 5 St. ne, HarMony

New Construction 2013 - Cottage Style Living. Mocha birch cabinets, granite counter with breakfast bar, engineered hardwood flooring. 9 x 16 deck with a beautiful view of North Bluff. Laundry & storage areas in the lower level. New & Efficient! Super location for retreat or daily living. $69,900/$325.89 PI/M*

Very well cared for 3 bedroom home on a nice lot with mature trees. Floor plan is well laid out with an open vaulted ceiling, in the living, dining & kitchen. Master bedroom & bath. Detached super sized one car with heated workshop area. Great location few blocks from golf course and Roof River trail access. $59,500/$277.40 PI/M*

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145 2nd ave. Se, HarMony

Nicely updated 2 bedroom home, updates on main floor include paint, flooring, lighting, bathroom, and window replacement plus furnace. Full basement with laundry and storage. Roof new in 2013. Large detached garage. Greenleafton offers affordable living with country views. $57,000/$265.75 PI/M*

1920’s 2 bedroom bungalow with high ceilings, wood floors, and nice layout. Walk up attic area has been sheet rocked & offers additional space. Vinyl siding, shingles 4 years, boiler 5 years, add on wood furnace included. Large 3 season front porch. Seller invites your offer. $41,900/$195.35 PI/M*



Bungalow with high ceilings & open floor plan. Updated kitchen and bath, 2 bedrooms, and main floor laundry. Front enclosed 3 season porch adds extra space to enjoy in whether it’s raining or sunny. Plus a 2 car detached garage.


Wonderful home with nicely updated kitchen. Formal dining room plus eat in kitchen. Access to deck from kitchen plus large screened porch for enjoying your evenings. Spacious upstairs with nice family room and 3 bedrooms on one level. Full bath on upper level. Good sized backyard with alley access to garage.




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100 1 Street S, Canton

Nicely laid out 1 3/4 story home with welcoming 3 season porch Main living areas are open and bright with open staircase leads to 3 nice size bedrooms with large closets. Back covered deck. Det garage, carport, and garden space. $61,900/$288.59 PI/M*

10277 Cty 116, GranGer

Harmony’s newest subdivision, with country views and city utilities at an affordable price. No connection fees or building permit fees in 2014! Harmony is a super place to live, offering the quality lifestyle of a small town, with a thriving business district, clinic & health care facilities. $14,900/each

510 Main ave n, HarMony

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


214 n elm St., Mabel

Starting up or slowing down this 3 bedroom home had many updates in 2007 including kitchen, bath, siding, windows, shingles & front porch. Main floor bed & bath. 2 bedrooms up plus large storage room with potential to finish . Deck off kitchen. Det garage. Large corner lot. $56,000/$261.08 PI/M*


10 Ac 118 Main St. S, Mabel

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



XXX 3rd ave. Se, HarMony lots for Sale! Investment property - this affordable 2 bedroom home offers efficient living, near the Upper Iowa River and miles of snowmobile trails, with 2 car garage. Seller tiled around perimeter, new furnace in 2007 and updated septic. $48,000/$231.31 PI/M*

Affordable and efficient 2 bedroom home on private 3 acre lot bordering golf course. Eat in kitchen with good sized living room. Good sized bedroom on main floor plus second bedroom and den on upper level. Large 2 car attached garage. $80,000/$372.98 PI/M*



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308 Fillmore St. W, PreSton


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210 Center Street W, HarMony If you love older homes here it is! 4 bedroom home with original woodwork,9 ft. ceilings, pillars, decorative moldings, hardwood floors, and original cabinetry. Eat in kitchen, plus dining. 3 season porch. Main floor bedroom & bath. 3 bedrooms, den & full bath up, plus walk up attic. $89,900/$419.14 PI/M*

Chatfield - Fingerson & Donahoe - 1st Subdivison - Lots Starting At - $29,900 CoMMerCial building - laneSboro Great opportunity to own large commercial building in a high traffic area. Potential business could be retail, restaurant/bar, convenience store/grocery, crafts or many other uses. Can be divided off. $64,500


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Mint Condition Home on Edge of Town: 4 bedroom Ranch home with walk out basement offers both the amenities of quality small town living with country views. Smart floor plan with eat in kitchen and large living room, patio door leads out to stamped concrete patio. 3 bedrooms on main. Updated lower level with walk with 4th bedroom and roughed in bath. X-tra large heated att. 2 car garage. Newer siding, windows, & Shingles. $134,900/$628.94 PI/M*






704 Kenilworth ave., laneSboro 3 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Wood Floors • Archways High Ceilings • Block Exterior • 2 Car Garage

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

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Move in ready 3 Bedroom home. Vaulted ceilings in living room with cozy NG fireplace. Kitchen has newer countertops and sink, plus skylight for natural lighting. Lower level family room, exercise area, office/den, bath, laundry, and storage. Att garage. Semi-private back yard. $104,900/$489.07 PI/M*




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215 5th St. SW, HarMony

Beautifully updated & well maintained 4 brdm 2 bath home. Hardwood floors, formal dining and updated & remodeled 13x21 eat in kitchen. Re-shingled in 2002, newer furnace, gutters, siding & back deck in 2003. Double garage w/heated workshop area & full attic. All the old world charm w/modern conveniences.

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1012 Washington St., PreSton

Very nice condition 2 bedroom ranch home that has been well maintained. Large kitchen and living room, steel siding, shingles-2002, furnace-2012. The dry lower level has a large family room area, den, storage, and work area. X large 1 car garage.

45742 Cty 29, Mabel

Quality built 3 bedroom Ranch home. Custom cabinets, floors, and millwork. Lower level finished with family room, office, and ¾ bath plus root cellar and storage room. Geothermal heating. Professionally landscaped. Detached multi 2 cars, shop & storage space, pole shed, & small barn. $250,000

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EMPLOYMENT Custom Alarm in Rochester is hiring for two positions: Service Technician and Installation Technician. Email info@ for requirements, job descriptions, & application details. EOE. h24-o Spring Valley Senior Living has openings in the Nursing Department for part-time CNA’s and part-time LPN’s or RN’s on the day and evening shifts. These positions include every other weekend worked and have the potential to include more hours as needed. Interested individuals should send application or resume to Spring Valley Senior Living, Attn: Human Resources, 800 Memorial Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975. Or e-mail EOE. h17,24-o Full time position at Brumm’s Plumbing and Heating. Must be reliable - will train. Call 507-493-5507. h17,24,3,10-o





Full time truck driver wanted to pull a hopper in the midwest. Home weekly, good MVR, pass drug screen, experience preferred. Call 507-459-7850. h17,24,3-o

Are you a caring and energetic person who likes helping the elderly? If so, Spring Valley Senior Living is looking for you! We currently have a parttime overnight position and an on-call day position open in our Housing with Services setting. Both positions include every other weekend worked and the part-time overnight offers a shift wage differential. No experience required, we will train you to be a part of our team. To apply for either of these positions send application to Spring Valley Senior Living, Attn: Human Resources, 800 Memorial Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975. Or e-mail hr@svseniorliving. com. EOE. h17,24-o

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED for a full-time Merit Office Support Specialist position in the Fillmore County Community Services Department. This is a regular, non-exempt position, eligible for benefits. Minimum Qualifications: Requires minimum of High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and two years of related office experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience to demonstrate the ability to perform the work of the job. Rate of Pay: Starting salary at $11.4425/hour according to the 2014 MN Merit pay scale with final salary dependent on qualifications. Applicants must complete a MN Merit System application to be considered. Application materials may be obtained from: www. or at http://agency. default.cfm. Job #614-23. Important: If you are already Merit System eligible, do not re-apply for the exam. Check your current application and status to verify your eligibility and availability for this vacancy. Regular County employees are eligible to apply for this position along with the public. Application Deadline: 4:30 p.m., Monday, March 10, 2014. EOE. h17,24,3-o

National Trout Center seeks Program Coordinator & Operations Manager in Preston, MN. More info: Deadline is March 3rd. h17, 24-o Help wanted: People with calving experience to help calf 300 beef cows in the Preston-Lanesboro area. To apply call 1-800-770-0347 or 765-2131 and ask for Ron or Bill. h17,24-o 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

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EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED for a full-time Eligibility Worker in the Fillmore County Community Services, Social Services Division. This is a regular, non-exempt position, eligible for benefits. Minimum Qualifications: Three years of clerical experience, or experience working with the public, or some combination of the two, totaling three years; or in accordance with the Merit System Eligibility worker position. Rate of Pay: Starting salary at $16.7414/hour according to the 2014 MN Merit pay scale with final salary dependent on qualifications. Job description with complete listing of qualifications may be obtained from the Fillmore County Coordinator’s Office, P.O. Box 466, Preston, MN 55965 by phone: (507)765-4566 or online at http://intranet/employment.htm. Merit application and test scheduling must be completed through the MN Merit System at Job#951-23 Applicants must complete current MN Merit and county applications to be considered. Eligible applicants must complete Merit Eligibility Worker test on or before March 24, 2014. Application Deadline: 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 14, 2014. EOE h24,3,10-o

Dietary Aid evening Shift (Every other weekend & Holiday)

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STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF FILLMORE DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 23-PR-14-130 In Re: Estate of Irene E. Eichstadt, 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 October 14, 1992. The Registrar accepted the application and appointed Richard A. Eichstadt, whose address is PO Box 481. Preston MN 55965, to serve as the personal representative of the decedent’s estate. Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative. Any objection to the appointment of the personal representative must be filed with the Court, and any properly filed objection will be heard by the Court after notice is provided to interested persons of the date of hearing on the objection. Unless objections are filed, and unless the Court orders otherwise, the personal representative has the full power to administer the estate, including, after thirty (30) days from the issuance of letters testamentary, the power to sell, encumber, lease, or distribute any interest in real estate owned by the decedent. Notice is further given that, subject to Minn. Stat. § 524.3-801, all creditors having claims against the decedent’s estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court within four (4) months after the date of this notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: February 12, 2014 /s/ James D. Attwood Registrar James D. Attwood Court Administrator Luhmann Law, LLC Dwight D. Luhmann MN#0300238 PO Box 87 Preston MN 55965 Telephone: 507-216-6622 Facsimile: 507-216-6033 e-mail: Publish 17, 24

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF FILLMORE DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 23-PR-14-133 Estate of James E. Costello a/k/a Jim Costello, 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 January 22, 2001 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 Beverly J. Welzin and Betty J. Long whose address is 5311 Royal Avenue, Portage, IN 46368 & 154 Champagne Dr., Valparaiso, IN 46383 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 Estatel 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: February 13, 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 17, 24

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF FILLMORE DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 23-PR-14-104 Estate of Barbara Ann Rahn, 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 December 13, 1984, and codicils to the will, dated October 12, 1993, (“Will”), has been filed with the Registrar. The application has been granted. Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed John K. Fish, whose address is 7530 30th Street SE, Eyota, MN, 55934, 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. 524.3607) 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. Dated: February 6, 2014 /s/ James D. Attwood Registrar James D. Attwood Court Administrator Attorney for Personal Representative Wayne L. Mehrkens Ryan & Grinde, Ltd. 313 West 6th Street, P.O. Box 356 Saint Charles, MN, 55972 Attorney License No: 71754 Telephone: (507) 932-4461 FAX: (507) 932-3736 Email: Publish 17, 24

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF FILLMORE DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 23-PR-14-106 Estate of Harold E. Noe, 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 October 19, 1989, (“Will”), has been filed with the Registrar. The application has been granted. Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed Harold Noe, Jr., whose address is 9154 Yankee Avenue, Cresco, lA, 52136, 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. 524.3607) 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. Dated: February, 6, 2014 /s/ James D. Attwood Registrar James D. Attwood Court Administrator Attorney for Personal Representative Barton L. Seebach Story & Schoeberl Law Firm, LLP 126 North Elm Street PO Box 89 Cresco, IA, 52136 Attorney License No: MN0164975 Telephone: (563)547-3329 FAX: (563)547-2578 Email: Publish 17, 24

County Projects bids close march 24, 2014 fillmore county, MN notice to contractors Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be accepted by the County Engineer, at the Fillmore County Highway Department, Preston, MN until 1:30 p.m. on the 24th day of March, 2014, for the following project: SAP 023-601-026: Grading, Aggregate Base, Curb and Gutter, Underground Utilities & Concrete Paving, located on CSAH 1 beginning at the Jct. of CSAH 1 and TH 63 extending east to the Jct. of CSAH 1 and TH 16 in the City of Spring Valley, MN. Major quantities include grading & aggregate base, concrete pavement, curb & gutter and underground utilities including storm & sanitary sewer and water main. Plan and Proposal price is $50.00 picked up, and $55.00 if sent by US mail. Plans, Proposal and Specifications can be examined and obtained from the Fillmore County Highway Department, 909 Houston Street NW, Preston, MN 55965, ph. # 507-765-3854. Request for plans and proposals must be accompanied by a check, draft or a money order, payable to the Fillmore County Treasurer, in the amount mentioned above. Bids submitted must be individually sealed, and identified on the outside for each specific project. A bidder’s bond or a certified check in the amount of at least 5% of the total amount bid and payable must accompany the bid to the Treasurer of Fillmore County. Fillmore County reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Dated: February 13, 2014 Ronald Gregg County Engineer Publish 24, 3, 10

Annual Board of Audit Fountain Township The Annual Board of Audit for Fountain Township will be held after the regular March meeting. The regular March meeting will be held on March 6, 2014 at the Fountain Fire Hall beginning at 7:00 pm. Dan Graskamp Clerk Pub. 17, 24

notice to residents of carimona townshIp change of meeting date The March meeting of the Carimona Township Board will be held on Tuesday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m. at the Preston Emergency Services Building. Linda Marzolf Clerk Publish 24, 3

Carrolton Township Meeting Date Change Carrolton Township will meet on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall. Luanne Storelee Clerk Publish 17, 24





STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF FILLMORE DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 23-PR-14-80 Estate of Omri H. Moon, Deceased, NOTICE OF FILING OF FOREIGN PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE’S NOTICE OF INTENTION TO EXERCISE POWERS OF A LOCAL PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is given that James O. Moon, Personal Representative for the Estate of Omri H. Moon, in Probate proceedings in the State of New Jersey has filed a FOREIGN PERSONAL REPRSENTATIVE’S NOTICE OF INTENTION TO EXERCISE ALL THE POWERS OF A LOCAL REPRESENTATIVE. Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the Exercise of powers of a local personal representative. Unless objections are filed with the Court and the court otherwise orders, the personal representative has full power to administer the Estate located in the State of Minnesota, including, after 30 days from the date of issuance of letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease or distribute real estate. Notice is also given that (subject Minnesota statute 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. Dated: February 6, 2014 James D. Attwood Registrar /s/ Mary E. Specht Deputy Attorney for Personal Representative Gerald S. Weinrich (141355) 400 South Broadway, Suite 203 Rochester, Minn. 55904 (507) 288-5982 Publish 17, 24

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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


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All children 13 and under are welcome to submit Weather Art. Send your picture to Fillmore County Journal P.O. Box 496, Preston, MN 55965 or email it to: or drop it off at the Fillmore County Journal 136 St. Anthony St., Preston, MN Be sure to include Child’s First and Last Name, Age, Town and Title of Art Work.

Rushford Peterson Schools

February 2014

Trojan News

“Always Our Best” e Save teh! Dat Straw Bale Gardening Class!

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Monday, March 3 • 6:30-9:30pm • FCS Room, Rushford School

Kindergarten students doing rock climbing!

Congratulations to our

One Act Play They went to the State Competition on February 15!

Rushford-Peterson Holds District Spelling Bee R-P Community Ed Little Leaders Camp performed during a half-time of a girls game. Very fun!

1989 State Boys Basketball Team

Standing from left to right: Coach Mitch Thompson, G.J. Tengesdahl, Coach Tom Vix, Andy Highum, Kevin Magaard, Chris Hallum, Jason Dahl, Jeremy Pederson, Mark Schober. Kneeling from left to right: Brad Hoiness, Jeremy LaCroix, Dana Grimsrud, Steve Oian, Jim Larson.

R-P Community Ed had a

The annual Rushford-Peterson District spelling bee was held on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. Nineteen students competed in the District Spelling Bee. Spellers were stumped by words such as muumuu, mosque, ambiguity, and curriculum before Cassidy Meldahl spelled renegade after 15 rounds, and was declared the champion for the second year in a row. Second Place went to Uriah Bybee and third to Abby Malone. Students participating at the District level were fifth graders Emma Schuster, Lily Thompson, Hannah Linder, Alayna Helgemoe and Megan Ekern. Representing 6th grade were Jacob James, Kyle Murley, Sasha Anderson, Mitch Ledebuhr and Jasmine Schueler . Seventh graders were Peyton Hoiness, Cassidy Meldahl, Uriah Bybee, Matt Nelson, Abby Malone and Kaitlyn Bieberdorf. Eighth graders participating this year were Mike Ekern, Gabe Mierau, and Shawn Marg. Our champion and second place winner both advanced to the Regional Spelling Bee on February 11, 2014, at the Wood Lake Meeting Center in the Southeast Service Cooperative in Rochester. Twelve Regional winners will advance to the Southeast Minnesota Spelling Bee Final, which will be held at 1:00 pm on February 25, 2014, at the Wood Lake Meeting Center in the Southeast Service Cooperative in Rochester. The State winner advances to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC, in end of May 2014. The Southeast Minnesota Spelling Bee is open to public, private, and parochial school students in grades five through eight, from an 11 county area. The Spelling Bee is cosponsored by the Southeast Service Cooperative. Rushford-Peterson’s District Spelling Bee Coordinator is Mary Wolter, fourth grade teacher. Assisting this year was Mary Hoiland, as the Reader/ Judge as well as judges Molly Dahl and Shannon Kopperud. Left to Right: Uriah Byee, Cassidy Meldahl, and Abby Malone

Valentine Fun

Congratulations to Emily Mensing!

class for grades K-3rd Grades. They had a great time!

Emily has been selected as our school’s Winona Daily News Above and Beyond Winner!

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Fillmore County Journal 2.24.14  

The 2.24.14 weekly edition of the Fillmore County Journal.