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Preston adopts sidewalk maintenance policy By K aren R eisner

Harmony’s Jem Theatre, the only movie theatre in Fillmore County, was recently forced to invest in a digital projector. A number of fundraisers have helped to put a dent in the tremendous cost of the new projector. Photo from Jem Theatre Facebook Page

Fundraiser for Jem Theatre a huge success day,” said Mensink. She added that she was there from 9:30 a.m. on Saturday to 2:30 a.m. on Sun Saturday, February 11, hun- day. “It was a long day, but it was dreds of people gathered at good.” Wheelers in Harmony to help Some people came just to have raise money to keep Fillmore a meal of BBQs, brats, cheesy County’s only theatre in business. potatoes, and numerous salads The support from the community and baked goods. A lot of people was huge, and the event raised stayed late to hear music from Karaoke Joe. $15,773.50. Lynn Mensink, one of the The Jem Theatre in Harmony organizers of the event, said was recently forced to purchase a there were 20 dart teams, and 26 digital projector in order to stay beanbag teams for tournament in business. The money that was games throughout the day. People raised at this event will go right donated food that was served all to Michelle Haugerud to help pay day, and a lot of money was raised for that projector. According to Mensink, people in the silent and live auctions. “It just kept going through the donated everything from clocks to By Jade Sexton

blankets, handmade items, quilts, a turkey fryer, health and beauty supplies, and Valentines baskets for the auctions. An anonymous donor donated a used car. Local businesses helped tremendously by donating items such as lawn mowers and chain saws. “It was such a good day,” shared Mensink. “It was a positive experience. People were so supportive.” The people who attended the event had a great time, and the organizers received a lot of compliments. Brian Fishbaugher, who also helped organize the event, raised enough money to get a cake smashed into his face. See JEM Page 2 

City Administrator Joe Hoffman explained at the city council’s February 21 meeting that the city has abided by an established unwritten sidewalk policy for some time. However, the League of Minnesota Cities has recommended the council adopt a formal sidewalk maintenance policy. It will be up to the public works director, Jim Bakken, to make a schedule for routine inspections. He will also establish criteria which will determine if a sidewalk requires repair or replacement. Inspections are usually conducted in May or June. If there is a difference in elevation of more than one inch, a sidewalk will likely be placed on a priority list for replacement or repair. Hoffman explained the schedule for repair or replacement will be balanced by what is reasonable,

taking into account both public safety and available resources. The priority list for repair or replacement will be influenced by many additional factors including, but not limited to, location to other poor condition sidewalks, pedestrian use, history of complaints, and to what extent “the cost of repair can be recovered from adjacent property owners.” Mayor Kurt Reicks remarked that the policy reflects what we have kind of been doing. The policy was adopted. Other Business In Brief •The council approved sending a letter of support to the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation and Valspar for the Preston Historical Society’s application for a grant of paint for the caboose restoration. •The CEDA Economic Development Services Contract for 2012 was approved as recomSee PRESTON Page 7 

Chatfield Schools looks at American Reading Company system 4th graders and about half were successful. He said on reading scores, female students do better The 100 Book Challenge (100 than male students. Ihrke sugBC) system is a systematic approach gested that there is not a culture to foster independent reading from of reading in our community. He the American Reading Company. added that parental involvement is Elementary principal Craig Ihrke also missing. and teacher on special assignment In order to increase scores there Judith Brockway pitched the pro- needs to be a culture change; stugram to the school board at their dents need to practice and be taught February 21 meeting. how to practice. Ihrke said that Ihrke noted that the Minne- with 100 BC there is an accountsota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs) started this day with the See CHATFIELD Page 14  By K aren R eisner

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Historic Forestville’s 19th Century Homestead Day Camp and Scholarship Opportunities The 19th Century Homestead Day Camp will focus on History and 19th Century daily Life. It is a journey of exploration and discovery back to the Forestville of 1899. Our day camps offer a range of creative, hands-on activi-

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offered to donate profits from parties, so money is still coming Continued from Page 1 in. The only fundraiser to make “We really want to thank all more money than this was one the businesses,” said Fishbaugher. they held to raise money for “And also a huge thank you to Camp Jordana. The difference is, Wheelers for donating the facility. that one had funds matched by It was a success because of the a financial services organization. businesses and the people who There were no matching funds for attended.” Mensink and Fishbaugher hope the Jem Theatre. “We’re pleased with the money,” that what they’ve done will help said Mensink. “It was quite a Haugerud and the Jem Theatre. “They’ve done a real public happy surprise.” Girl Scout groups were at the service for the community,” said fundraiser selling cookies, and Mensink. “That’s why we wanted people who have home parties to help.”


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Monday, February 27, 2012

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The Almanzo 100 is coming, again! By Jason Sethre Publisher of the Fillmore County Journal & Olmsted County Journal Cell phone: 507-251-5297 Pre-marriage, pre-career, and pre-children, I was quite a dedicated biker once upon a time. No, not a “Harley” biker. I pedaled my way to the finish line with mountain bikes, touring bikes and cross-trainers -- everything but a unicycle. Jason Sethre There’s still time for that opportunity, I suppose. I enjoyed cycling for the same reasons I still enjoy running. As you travel down the countryside, you notice things that you don’t notice while traveling in a vehicle. Cows look at you like you’re crazy, and they are probably right. Friends passing by honk at you and they know you’re crazy. The fresh air, rolling hills and scenery. You can’t beat it. Well, I’ve been keeping my eyes and ears wide open to gain a sense of what is happening with The Almanzo 100. Kathy Simpson, co-owner of the A & W Restaurant in Spring Valley, was the first person to walk into the Journal office in Preston about a year ago with a poster and some hand-outs regarding the event. I had never heard of The Almanzo 100, and it sounded interesting. I recalled hearing that the event drew a good crowd for the first year, and I wasn’t sure if this was going to become an annual thing. Yes, not only is The Almanzo 100 on like Donkey Kong again Editorial Cartoon

this year, but they’ve added some running options to the event. Do you remember when I offered a small list of ideas under the heading “imagine” in my January 23, 2012, commentary? I mentioned an idea similar to this, but with the use of the Root River Bike Trail. Really, it doesn’t matter how things get done or where they happen. As long as you have somebody willing to take the lead, things will get done. I have never met Chris Skogen, the visionary behind this event, but I commend him for taking the wheel and running with it. This presents another opportunity to attract visitors to the area. From what I could find on the website,, the 100 mile cycling event will be held on May 19, 2012. It appears the Royal 162 is another option, and I can’t tell by reading the website whether that is a 162 mile ride -- but I think so. And, the running events are referred as the Wilder Races. These are what runners refer to as ultimate marathons. With race distances of 30, 50 and 100 miles (on foot!), these races are not for the weekend warrior. These events will require some serious training. Like Forrest Gump training! No box of chocolates for you. Regardless of whether you are interested in participating in these events, or you are simply curious about who is crazy enough to participate in these events, it might be worth a trip to the Spring Valley area to check it out. I know Kathy Simpson has been a big supporter of this event, and she does a great job of promoting Spring Valley every time we chat. We need people to champion these efforts in every community. Thanks to Kathy Simpson and Chris Skogen!

Letter about the Vikings stadium To the Editor, Football season is over, but the debate about who will front the bill for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium continues. State and local officials have proposed numerous ideas for how the stadium could be funded including using gambling revenues, implementing a new sales tax, and/or taking money that was dedicated to fund other state projects. An earlier proposal involved taking money from the Legacy fund, which protects Minnesota’s environmental resources and preserves our culture and heritage. Although this particular proposal was negatively received, this demonstrates what some legislatures are willing to sacrifice for a sports team. In this economy, taking money from citizens to fund a stadium is fiscally irresponsible. The fact that there has been little to no consensus on how to collect money for a new stadium presents the issue of whether the money can be raised at all. If additional money is raised, it should be allocated for important programs such as education, transportation, and local government services, not a new stadium. Another issue is that all of these proposals involve using Minnesotan’s money to foot the bill for a private enterprise. It’s not the responsibility of the public to assist in profiting an already lucrative business owned by a billionaire who will reap the benefits of the stadium. It is our responsibility to express our disapproval of frivolous spending of state money on a new Vikings stadium. Please join me in this effort. To find contact information for your local and state legislatures, visit http:// districts/. Sincerely, Jennifer Toulouse Spring Valley, MN

Letter about frac mining... To the Editor, After the public hearing on Monday, February 13 concerning the one-year moratorium on frac sand mining in Houston County, I’m even more convinced that at least this long is needed to examine the issue. Obviously, those opposing the moratorium are concerned with property rights and profits, but public welfare is more important, what is best for all rather than improved fortunes for a few, risking our land, water, roads, and health. By haste decisions now, we risk our future, our children and grandchildren’s future, the future of the land itself. “The preservation of the natural beauty and aesthetic values of the County... and to provide for the health safety and general welfare of the Citizens of the County” is a stated purpose of the Planning and Zoning Commission...the general welfare, not the benefit of a few at the expense of many. The presentation of Jeff Broberg offered his analysis of the issue, displaying total arrogance and rudeness by standing before a roomful of concerned citizens and telling them that he was the only one there who knew anything about geology. Who wanted him there to sway the Commission from the moratorium? Conveniently, given the floor after all the scheduled speakers, smugly denying eyewitness accounts and scientific evidence on problems with sand mining, this appeared to be a set-up giving him the last word. Asked who he worked for, he stated that he is with an environmental consulting firm but had no client “here,” evading answering who he represented. We know he spent nine years working for the petroleum industry. A bachelor’s in geology and experience on the payroll of the very industry lusting after this sand hardly qualifies him as an unbiased, believable observer. Clearly the will of the majority of the citizens who have expressed their concern about sand mining is to institute at least a year-long moratorium before risking so much. Bob Bovee Spring Grove, MN

Letter about tax free days To the Editor, Customers love them, stores love them, newly added employees love them. What is not to love about TFDs (Tax Free Days)? Can somebody please tell me why, in Winnipeg, Canada, customers are getting tax free days in their stores? They do it all the time. Why are there not American tax free days? Are we afraid to move product? Moving more product is paramount to creating more jobs. Come on, Mr. Congressman! Don’t tell me that these things take more time. It only takes you empty suits a few hours to vote yourselves a pay raise. Why do Americans wait for some economic Christmas surge to bail us out? Why can’t we schedule some of these surges throughout the year? If you are a facts man, crunch these numbers: 2/3 of our economy is driven by consumer spending. Black Friday 2011 broke all records, with sales of $52 billion dollars. When is Congress going to act? Jerome Gordon Preston, MN Letter about taxes To the Editor, Both state house tax committee chairman Greg Davids and State Senator Jeremy Miller have co-authored legislation to reduce business property throughout the state, and their Republican cohorts are working to phase out statewide business property tax over twelve years. According to the U.S. Supreme Court in the Citizen’s United decision, corporations have the rights of individuals in matters of “free” speech, with unlimited amounts to buy votes. The original Tea Party in Boston Harbor was about taxation without representation. Now it seems the case is of representation with taxation. To paraphrase George Orwell when he was down on the farm, “All of us are equal, but some of us are more equal than others.” Steve Hartwick Houston, MN

Government this week • Monday, Feb. 27, Chatfield City Council, Chatfield City Hall, 7:00 p.m. • Monday, Feb. 27, Rushford City Council, Rushford City Hall, 6:30 p.m. • Monday, Feb. 27, Spring Valley City Council, Spring Valley City Hall, 6:00 p.m. • Tuesday, Feb. 28, Fillmore County Commissioners, Courthouse, 9am. • Tuesday, Feb. 28, Fillmore Central School Board, 12:00 noon Schedule subject to change.

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International Festival of Owls is for local people too You barely feel the slightest movement of air as a Barn Owl flies silently over your head. See a live Snowy Owl up close and personal. Eat owl face pancakes with real maple syrup. Build an owl nest box to take home and put up to attract owls at your home. You can have these and other memorymaking experiences at the 10th annual International Festival of Owls March 2-4 in Houston, MN. The Festival earns its interna-

tional reputation from speakers from around the world. This year will feature Tracy Eccles, host of the Potted Plant Owl webcam from South Africa, and Prof. Dr. Michael Wink from Germany, who has studied DNA of most of the world’s owl species. If you’re not into the more scientific aspects of owls, you’ll still find plenty of fun at the Festival for all ages. The live owl programs are the most popular part of the Festival by

far. They are so popular, in fact, that it is strongly recommended that you consider attending the live owl programs on Friday evening and Sunday afternoon because the Saturday morning program can be standing room only. Kids can have their faces painted like owls, make owl crafts, eat owl-themed treats, hoot like an owl in the kids owl calling contest, and more. Adults will enjoy entertaining and informative presen-

tations by North American Snowy Owl expert Denver Holt from the Owl Research Institute in Charlo, MT, author Laura Erickson from Duluth, and Great Horned Owl expert Karla Bloem from Houston, MN, in addition to the international speakers. People of all ages will enjoy getting outside on the Root River Trail at the new Snowy Owl Safe Families Expedition on Sunday. Or hunting for the medallion. Or joining an

expert-led owl prowl on Friday night. The International Festival of Owls is the only full-weekend, all-owl event in North America, with over 1,000 people attending each year. Be sure to go to for full details and to register, or contact the Houston Nature Center at 507-896-HOOT (4668). Karla Bloem Director/Naturalist Houston Nature Center

American Lung Association offers Biodiesel Essay Scholarship Attention, high school seniors: the American Lung Association in Minnesota is offering students a chance to win some cash for college. The Reuben Youngerberg Memorial Biodiesel Scholarship is open to any Minnesota high school senior and offers a $1,600 1st place and $500 2nd place

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Domestic shorthair mix i’m a darling calico named crackle. My brothers Snap and Pop and i were brought to the shelter after being dropped off at a home in southeast rochester. i’m an easy-going little pixie who loves to be held. i’m quite a purr-muffin too. The second you look at me, i start to purr like crazy. i even purr when i play. and look out - i love pouncing on shoelaces! gotcha! i’d love to meet you, so be sure to stop by the shelter and ask for me, crackle!

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Salvation Army kettle collection update Colections in 2011 for Fillmore County Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Drive was up for a total of $18,305.19. The following amounts were collected in the kettles in the following communities: •Rushford: $1,814.71 •Wykoff: $991.12 •Harmony: $2,109.04 •Mabel: $344.16 •Canton: $188.64 •Lanesboro: $1,467.21 •Preston: $4,339.34 •Fountain: $122.78 •SpringValley: $6,928.19 The Fillmore County Salvation Army Service Unit works on a budget that is 88 percent of the kettle drive amounts collected in Fillmore County. Great job! Thank you to all that made this possible.

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Obituaries Darrell R. Brekke Darrell R. Brekke, 79, of Preston, died Tuesday, February 21, 2012, at Methodist hospital in Rochester. Darrell was born on July 30, 1932 in Lanesboro, the son of Lars and Mabel (Johnson) Brekke. He graduated from Lanesboro high school. After graduation he worked on the family farm. On June 17, 1956, he married Arlene Christopherson. Darrell then worked for many years for the Fillmore County Soil Conservation Service and retired from there. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church. He loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed woodworking, and tinkering with small engines. He is survived by his wife, Arlene. One son Kevin (Judy) of Andover, Minn.; one daughter Jolene (Les) Fujitake of Edina, Minn; four grandchildren; Danielle Brekke, James Brekke, Mark Fujitake, and John Fujitake; one sister, Marilyn Overland of Plymouth, Minn.; and one brother, Wally (Judy) Brekke of Bloomington, Minn. Also several nieces and nephews. His parents and one brother Robert, preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 25, 2012 at Christ Lutheran Church in Preston with Rev. Dave Jore officiating. Burial was in Union Prairie Cemetery rural Lanesboro. Mavis Dion Mavis Dion, 67 of Lanesboro, died of ALS on Friday, February 17, 2012, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, where she had resided since January 4, 2012. Mavis Ann Danielson was born March 29, 1944, in Mavis Dion Waukon, Iowa to Hiram and Lillie (Honsey) Danielson. She graduated from Canton High School in Canton, MN, and attended Medical Lab Assistant School in Minneapolis. Mavis worked at Fairview University Hospital for 25 years. She was married to Dennis Dion and later divorced. She had lived in Rural Lanesboro, St. Paul, and back to Lanesboro the last two years. Mavis was active in the Lutheran Church, and enjoyed crafts, knitting, sewing, Bobbin Lace, and most of all her family and friends. Survivors include two sons, Chris (Emily) Dion of Millville, NJ; Shawn Dion of Portland, OR; three grandchildren, Nathaniel, Matthew, and Joshua; five brothers, Carrol (Lois) Danielson of Lanesboro; Gary (Debbie) Danielson of Lanesboro; Ron (Sandy) Danielson of Lanesboro; Dennis (Phyllis) Danielson of Rushford; Michael Danielson of Austin; six sisters, Sharon Mickelson of Harmony; Janet (Dean) Burdick of Chanhassen; Julie (Glen) Jensson of Lanesboro; Helen (Miles) Edmundson of Ramsey; Susie (Walter) Bradley of Lanesboro; Lolly (Doug) Kessel of Lanesboro; and many nieces and nephews. Mavis was preceded in death by her parents and a great niece.

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Memorials can be directed to Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Lanesboro, The ALS Society in Minneapolis, Minn. and Seasons Hospice in Rochester, Minn. The funeral for Mavis Dion, was Wednesday, February 22, 2012, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro with Rev. Kerry Eversole officiating. Burial was in Henrytown Lutheran Cemetery in Rural Canton following the services. Johnson-Riley Funeral Home handled the services. Eric Hoiland Eric D. Hoiland, 43, of Rushford, Minn. died on Saturday, February 18, 2012, at Rochester Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Eric was born on January 30, 1969, in Winona, Minn. to Stanley and Elizabeth (Semmen) Hoiland. Eric was raised in Rushford and graduated from Rushford High School in 1987. While in high school, Eric was active in FFA, football, and wrestling. He received his Associates Degree from the University of Minnesota – Waseca, his Bachelors Degree in Agriculture from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, and his Masters Degree in Agronomy from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. After graduating from Iowa State, Eric stayed there to do a work study research project in agronomy studies. He then moved back home to Rushford where Eric farmed with his brother, Phillip. He also started his own turkey farming business, known as Hoiland Mill Turkeys. In addition, Eric farmed cattle and pumpkins. As a result of the 2007 flood in Rushford, Eric’s farm was destroyed. Rather than giving up, Eric looked at that as an opportunity to fulfill his life-long dream of renovating the Hoiland Mill. After two years of renovation efforts, the mill became the Feed Room Café in 2010. In his spare time Eric enjoyed downhill skiing, local politics, spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, and was also a JV wrestling coach at Rushford-Peterson Schools. Eric was a member of Rushford Lutheran Church where he had previously taught Sunday School. He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Hoiland of Rushford; siblings: Phillip (Mary) Hoiland of Rushford, Susan (Dale) Peterson of Rochester, Barbara (Bill) Furry of Lino Lakes, Penny (Donny) Redalen of Fountain, Holly (David) Schueler of Columbus and Alison (Ted) Kjos of Rushford; six nephews, three nieces, and seven great-nieces and nephews. Eric was preceded in death by his father. There was a funeral service for Eric on Wednesday, February 22, at Rushford Lutheran Church with the Rev. Roger Michaelson officiating. Burial was in the Oak Grove City Cemetery in Rushford. Vincent “Tony” Lilly Vincent “Tony” Lilly, 56 of Stewartville, died Thursday (Feb. 16, 2012) from complications of a pulmonary embolism, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn., where he had been a patient since Sunday. Vincent Anthony Lilly was born July 12, 1955, in Rochester, Minn. to Irvin and Grace (Fellows) Lilly. He grew up on the family farm

in rural Rochester, attended Rochester schools and graduated from Mayo H.S. in 1973. Tony was married on July 27, 1974, at the United Methodist Church in Rochester to Wanda K. Bundy. Following their marriage the couple moved to Stew- Vincent “Tony” Lilly artville where they raised their family and lived until 2005, before moving to Racine Township in rural Stewartville. Mr. Lilly was a longtime employee at All-American Co-op/Progressive AG Center in Stewartville where he was currently driving semi-trailers hauling grain. Mrs. Lilly is a longtime Mayo Clinic employee in Rochester in the Dermatology Department at Rochester Methodist Hospital. Tony enjoyed being outdoors, gardening, and riding four-wheelers, working on mowers and engines for family and friends and on his own tractors. He enjoyed reading and trivia, visiting, and especially time spent with his family and beloved grandchildren. Surviors include his wife Wanda, daughter Stacey(Brad) Malone of Racine, and son Anthony and his fiance Lindsey Peterson of rural Stewartville; seven grandchildren; his father Irvin (Rita) Lilly of Rochester; three sisters, Marilynn(Tom) Jenkin of Richfield, Minn.; Beth(Bruce) Edwards of Gillette, Wy.; Vicki(Bob) Brady of Rochester; his god-daughter Jenna Marshall; and many neices and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Grace Lilly. The memorial service for Vincent “Tony” Lilly, 56, of Stewartville, Minn. was Tuesday (February 21, 2012) at the United Methodist Church in Stewartville, Minn. with Rev. Wane Souhrada officiating A private family burial will take place at a later date. Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray F.H. in Stewartville. Clenora Skartland Clenora Skartland, age 87, of Bricelyn, MN, died Monday, February 6, 2012, at Parker Oaks Care Center in Winnebago, MN. Clenora Eunice Skartland was born September 23, 1924, the daughter of Nelius E. and Randi (Johnson) Torgerson in Holt TownClenora ship, Fillmore Skartland County, MN. Clenora grew up on a farm near Lanesboro, MN. She helped her father take care of the family and farm. On October 5, 1963, she was united in marriage to Gerhard Skartland Jr., in Lanesboro in a double wedding with her sister and brother-in-law Thelma and Don Kohn. The couple lived in Bricelyn for many years. She was a homemaker for most of her life, and loved canning, cooking, and gardening. She collected birds and tea cups, and enjoyed having the ladies over for Birthday Club. She particularly enjoyed reading her Bible, devotions, See OBITUARIES Page 7 

Fillmore County Church Directory A rendahl Lutheran Church ………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am Highway 30, Peterson, MN 55962 (507) 875-2477 Assembly Of God Church …………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 00am 610 Territorial Rd, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-2101 Assumption Catholic Church ………………… Fri. - 8 : 30am & Sat. - 5 : 00pm 207 N May St, Canton, MN 55922 (507) 743-8320 Bethlehem Lutheran Church ………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am 200 Kenilworth Ave S, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-3344 Calvary Baptist Church ………………………… Sundays - 10 : 45am & 6 : 00pm 910 Winona St SE, Chatf ield, MN 55923 (507) 867- 4686 Canton-Scotland Church ……………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am 104 W Fillmore Ave, Canton, MN 55922 (507) 743-2260 Chatf ield Lutheran Church …………………… Sundays - 8 : 00am & 10 : 00am 304 Fillmore St SE, Chatf ield, MN 55923 (507) 867- 4721 Chatf ield United Methodist Christ ………………………… Sundays - 9 : 30am 124 Winona St SE, Chatf ield, MN 55923 (507) 867-3529 Cherry Grove United Methodist …………………………… Sundays - 10 : 00am 18183 160th St, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (Cherry Grove) (507) 937-3177 Christ Lutheran Church ……………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am 509 Kansas St N W, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765-2161 Christian Science Ser vices …………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 00am Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-2251 Elstad Lutheran Church ……………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am 37784 Dogwood Rd, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-3769 Emmanuel Episcopal Church ………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 00am 217 W Jessie St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-2164 Faith United Methodist Church ……………… Sat. - 5 : 00pm & Sun. - 9 : 00am 617 Maple Ln, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-2830 Fillmore Free Methodist Church ……………… Sundays - 8 : 30am & 10 : 30am 19127 County 8, Wykof f, MN 55990 (Fillmore) (507) 352-5450 First Baptist Church …………………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am & 6 : 00pm 701 Kasten Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-2840 First Baptist Church-Preston …………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am & 7: 00pm 108 Chatf ield Ave N W, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765- 4960 First English Lutheran Church …………………………… Sundays - 10 : 00am 217 W Grant St, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-2793 First Lutheran Church of Highland ………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am 22423 391st Ave, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-3318 First Presby terian Church …………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 30am 110 S Mill St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-2854 Fountain Lutheran …………………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am Main Street, Fountain, MN 55939 (507) 268- 4413 Fountain United Methodist Church ………………………… Sundays - 8 : 30am Co. Rd. 8 and Cedar St., Fountain, MN 55939 (507) 268- 4456 Garness Trinity Lutheran …………………………………… Sundays - 11: 00am PO Box 88, Mabel, MN 55954 (507) 493-5905 Grace Lutheran Church ……………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am 365 Park St, Peterson, MN 55962 (507) 875-2218 Greenf ield Lutheran Church ………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am & 10 : 30am 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 ……………… Wed. - 6 : 30pm & Sun. - 10 : 30am PO Box 103, Harmony, MN 55939 (Henrytown) (507) 886-2425 Highland Prairie Church …………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am 43265 Bowl Dr, Peterson, MN 55962 (507) 864-2731 Historic Lenora United Methodist Church ……………… Special Occassions Lenora, MN (Rural Canton) (507) 545-2641 Immanuel Lutheran Church ………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 30am 254 Main St S, Wykof f, MN 55990 (507) 352-2801 Lanesboro United Methodist Church ……………………… Sundays - 8 : 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. (1st & 2nd) - 8 : 45am & (3rd & 4th) - 10 :30am 640 1st Ave SW, Harmony, MN 55939 (507) 886-2393 New Life Victory Church ……………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 30am 440 2nd Ave SE, Harmony, MN 55939 (507) 886-3525 Newburg United Methodist Church ……………………………………………… 3.1 miles N. of Mabel on Hwy. 43 ; 2.2 miles W. on Co. Rd. 24 North Prairie Lutheran ……………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am 35957 Highway 30, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 875-2460 Our Saviour’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, Chatf ield, MN 55923 (507) 867- 4037 Preston United Methodist Church …………………………… Sundays - 8 : 30am 212 Saint Anthony St N, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765-2503 R iver Of Life Regional Church …………………………………………………… 220 N Money Creek St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-2853 Root Prairie Lutheran Church ……………………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am County Rd 11, Fountain, MN 55939 (507) 268- 4455 Root R iver Church of the Brethren ………………………… Sundays - 10 : 00am 23553 County Rd 20, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765- 4772 Root R iver Community Church ……………………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am 503 Nannestad Lane, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-7074 Rushford Lutheran Church …………………… Sat. - 5 : 30pm & Sun. - 9 : 00am 101 S Mill St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-7152 Satersdahl Lutheran Church ………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am 21447 Co. Rd. 30, Rural Harmony, MN Scheie Lutheran Church ……………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 30am PO Box 88, Mabel, MN 55954 (507) 493-5680 St Columban Church …………………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 30am 408 Preston St N W # 2, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765-3886 St Ignatius Catholic Church ………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am 213 W Franklin St, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-7565 St John’s Lutheran Church …………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am 241 Line St S, Wykof f, MN 55990 (507) 352-2296 St John’s Lutheran Church …………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 00am 31497 Highway 43, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-2585 St Joseph’s Catholic Church ………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 00am 103 N Mill St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-2257 St Mark ’s Lutheran Church ………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am 104 E North St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-7111 St Marys Catholic Church ………………… Sat. - 5 : 00pm & Sun. - 11: 00am 405 Twiford St SW, Chatf ield, MN 55923 (507) 867-3148 St Matthews Episcopal Church ……………………………… Sundays - 9 : 30am 100 Fillmore St SE, Chatf ield, MN 55923-1219 (507) 867-3707 St Matthew’s Lutheran Church ……………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am Harmony, MN 55939 (Granger) (507) 772- 4474 St Olaf Catholic Church … Sun. (1st & 2nd) - 10 :30am & (3rd & 4th) - 8 : 45am 114 N Locust, Mabel, MN 55954 (507) 493-5268 St Patrick ’s Church Hall ……………………………………… Sundays - 8 : 00am Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-2480 St Paul Lutheran Church ………………… Sun. - 10 : 00am & Wed. - 7: 00pm 128 Fillmore St SE, Chatf ield, MN 55923 (507) 867- 4604 St Paul’s Lutheran Church ………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am Harmony, MN 55939 (Big Springs) (507) 886-8175 Sumner Center United Methodist Church ………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am 9 miles N. of Spring Valley on Co. Rd. 1 (507) 378- 4801 The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints ………… Sundays - 10 : 00am 21257 US Hwy 52 South Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765- 4551 Trinity Fellowship ELCA …………………………………… Sundays - 11: 00am 110 S Mill St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-7211 Trinity Lutheran Church ……………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am 204 South St, Ostrander, MN 55961 (507) 657-2203 Union Prairie Lutheran ……………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am Hwy 16, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-3363 United Methodist Church …………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am 236 Gold St S, Wykof f, MN 55990 (507) 352- 4136 Valley Christian Center ……………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 00am 610 Territorial Rd Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-2101 W halan Lutheran Church …………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am Lanesboro, MN 55949 (Whalan) (507) 467-2398

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and other books. Clenora is survived by her son: Gary (wife Vickie) Skartland of Kiester, MN; one sister: Thelma

(husband Don) Kohn of Preston, MN; along with five nephews and their families. She is preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, two sisters, and husband Gerhard. Funeral services were held Friday, February 10, 2012, at Faith Luther-

an Brethren Church in Blue Earth, MN. Reverend Brent Walker and Rev. Victor Vriesen officiated. Burial took place in Riverside Cemetery in Blue Earth, MN. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells assisted the family with arrangements.

Ostrander City Council minutes The monthly meeting of the Ostrander City Council was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Mayor Linda Schwenn. Motion by Thompson, and seconded by Kunert and unanimously carried to accept the consent agenda. Visitors: Terry Stackhouse, Pat Nesler, Department Heads: Public Works Director—Jimmie Dean—Was present. After a pump was pulled at the sewer plant, Jimmie got another warning on a pump that went over amp. This one was at the lift station; Jimmie pulled this and found something wrapped up in the impellers. After he got it un-wound, everything has been running fine. The truck went back to Holiday for a leak from the transmission. After we got it back, Jimmie heard a noise and took it to Marchants. Marchants found both u-joints to be bad which were still the original ones. Then we had problems with the plow digging up turf. Jimmie looked into this and got a new plow frame and he replaced that. Today both new pumps were replaced at the sewer plant. They went and checked out the pumps at the lift station and they seemed to be running well. In the spring he would like to check them out too. Fire Chief—Jimmie Dean—Was present. Nothing new going on. There is a meeting on Thursday at 6:30 to amend a couple items in the by-laws. Police Chief—Tom Mosher—Was present. 12/1 responded to a female having an anxiety attack; 12/2 an overhead door was going up and

down at a residents home and no one was there & placed a snow ordinance warning on a vehicle; 12/11 received a call on a dog running loose that had been caught and placed in a garage; 12/12 assisted Fillmore County with an accident near Spring Valley; 12/16 noticed suspicious activity at the elevator, because it was on a side of the building where someone had tried to break in before. Tom pulled over a car that he thought was the one, after this traffic stop he was able to follow the tracks and found the car from the elevator, and found some kids from Spring Valley, Wykoff, and Ostrander but this turned out to be nothing; he also placed a couple snow ordinance warnings on vehicles on Main Street; He had a report of a 15 year old female run-away from the Spring Valley/Wykoff area & she still has not been found; 12/22 the battery on the squad car lost its charge so he was able to get a free replacement since it wasn’t very old; 12/24 vehicle accident in Ostrander—wasn’t bad, but could have been there were no injuries; 12/25 lost wallet outside of the Wolf’s Den was returned after Tom made some contacts; 12/30 collected $78 for a bad check to a local business. Old business: Pay Equity issues were brought up; Since Kelly has sent the letter to Faith and no one has gotten a response, Tom has spoken to Kelly and she commented to move on. Sign retroreflectivity was brought up about the policy needing to be adopted. Rhonda spoke to someone at the League and he said to hold off

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for now. Job descriptions—Public Works Superintendent/Police Chief: these job descriptions were originally approved in November of 2009—City Clerk/ Treasurer will need more work since Zoning Administrator needs to be added. This will be held off for another month so there is more time to review. Donated Lund property—E-mail was sent to Kelly Wagner and she is working on it. Dean was in and turned in the keys. Advisory Park and Recreation Board—does the ordinance need to be followed or should it be changed? Pat Nesler agreed to become a member of this board since five members are needed. Rhonda will set up a meeting with this board and City Council to review the ordinance. Vulnerability Assessment/Emergency Response Plan—USDA is requiring this because we are a borrower. Jimmie and Rhonda have been working on it with Tim Hagemier of MN Rural Water. New Business: Terry Stackhouse was present and wanted to discuss a letter that was sent to him. After much discussion this discussion was settled. Review of Emergency Meeting on December 22nd: One pump at the sewer plant needed to be pulled and fixed. At this emergency meeting the council looked at the price difference of fixing our old pumps or buying new pumps. It was decided instead of paying to fix our old pumps (10 years), which have already been rebuilt at least two times in the last couple years, we would purchase new ones. Dakota Pump took our old pumps in place of some of the labor cost. New ground lease agreement with Ostrander Co-op: Motion by Start, and seconded by Thompson and unanimously carried to have Linda and Matt sign and notarize this agreement. Does council want Rhonda to contact companies and have all bills


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struction, existing housing for new residents, and rehabilitation Continued from Page 1 or housing improvement incenmended by the EDA. The con- tives. The program allows for a tract covers the services of Cathy total of nine applications. Each Enerson for five days per month. program offers up to two trees There is an increase cost of 1.5 from the city. The EDA budget percent, or a total of $25,476. for the program includes $4,800 The Preston Public Utilities plus administration cost for the shares in the cost, paying one incentives. third. Hoffman said Enerson •Hoffman updated the coundoes a lot of work behind the cil on the committee’s progress scenes and meets with businesses. concerning the city hall remodel. Reicks added her efforts are “a The committee has decided on real asset to the community.” a U-shaped council table and •The 2012 Preston Hous- has discussed TVs and projector ing Incentive was approved. In screens. The city will advertise 2011, two of the three hous- for quotes to do the interior ing improvement projects were work in the council room and approved and all three existing the city office. home purchases were approved. The program represents a partnership between the Preston EDA, the Preston Public Utilities, city government, and the Have a Story Idea? Preston Golf and Country Club. •Hoffman noted contributions Contact the by the city council are made Fillmore County Journal through the waiving of buildP: 507.765.2151 F: 507.765.2468 ing permit fees. City Attorney E: Dwight Luhmann representing the EDA said it has been budgeted and believes it is worthwhile. The incentives are for new con-


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Health, Mind & Body Yoga as heart opener By Rachel Hammer Yoga is more than exercise. Everyone knows that exercise is an important determinant of health; we all should strive to get 150 minutes of moderately intense activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity each week, as recommended in the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. There are those who say that yoga isn’t enough exercise. A popular 2007 study by the American College of Sports Medicine found that yoga practitioners had a lower than predicted maximum heart rate, burned fewer calories per minute, and expended less energy metabolic equivalents than while speed walking. However, in the fine print, the researchers drew their conclusions from Hatha yoga practitioners, that is, gentle yoga. Yoga looks different depending on where and with whom you practice. So, lest we judge those who practice yoga—yogis— too soon, first we must learn the terminology. A vocabulary lesson: Yoga teaches an array of different disciplines, likened to a tree with eight limbs: •yama are universal ethics •niyama are individual ethics •asana are the physical postures •pranayama is breath control •pratyahara is the control of the senses •dharana is concentration •dyana is meditation, and •samadhi is bliss Furthermore, one must understand that there are different styles of yoga practice with varying intensities. Each style differs in the emphasis placed on various components of breath control (pranayama), meditation (dyana), and physical postures (asana). Common styles you may encounter are: •Integral, Hatha or Svaroopa: more emphasis on meditation, relaxation, inner connection and individual ethics •Power Yoga or more vigorous postures and emphasis on breath •Ashtanga Vinyasa: control and constant aerobic, dynamic flow •Iyengar: used for therapeutics and incorporates accommodating equipment like straps, chairs, and blocks to facilitate poses •Bikram or Hot Yoga: practice in a heated or humidified environment to increase blood circulation and breathing is emphasized Science Says The growing popularity of yoga in Western culture has stimulated a typically Western response: research. Though evidence from controlled trials is limited, there are inklings to suggest that yoga may provide benefit in therapeutic contexts beyond the scope of physical exercise. Yoga seems to decrease the activity in one’s hypothalamicpituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis.

What does that mean? One of the chief products of the HPA axis is cortisol: the chemical currency of stress. So, yoga practice over time down regulates, or decreases, one’s capacity for suffering the physiologic effects of stress. Also, yoga seems to temper the sympathetic nervous system (SNS). Our SNS uses the chemical adrenaline to elicit a “fight or flight” physiologic response. Yoga practice can decrease the amount of adrenaline produced by the body. If this is true, thinking therapeutically, scientists wonder whether yoga could come to replace beta-blockers and other blood pressure medications that block adrenaline’s effects; could yoga be used in lieu of antianxiety medication; should yoga be considered a chief therapy for stress reduction? The answer, of course, is: not for everyone, but for some. In a 2011 literature review in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Ross and colleagues summarized findings from 81 studies, mostly comparison group studies. The majority of the studies were typically small and not well controlled, so it remains to be seen whether the trends will hold up under more rigorous clinical scrutiny. But these harbingers of yoga’s health benefits carry the following olive leaves: Yoga may decrease blood pressure, heart rate, inflammatory proteins, cortisol, blood glucose, plasma renin (a blood pressure hormone from kidneys), and adrenaline. Further, yoga may increase some naturally produced antibodies (IgA), and natural killer cells, the white blood cells that target cancer. Psychologically, studies have shown that yoga may decrease symptoms of anxiety and enhance one’s sense of emotional, spiritual, and mental well-being. All of these potential health benefits make yoga a reasonably strong recommendation for those who may have, or be privy to: cardiovascular disease, obesity and metabolic syndrome, diabetes, cancer, or anxiety. Through the biological lens, yoga seems to be, quite literally, a heart opener. With all of these good reasons to take up thy mat and get thee to a yoga studio, why would anyone refuse? Spandex leotards are not required, only humility. If you fall over in tree pose, the group’s normative gaze should be delightfully out of focus in disciplined third eye dristhti. There are risks for practitioners that routinely perform their poses incorrectly, misalignment can put unhealthy strain on joints and those who have pain that worsens over time should seek medical attention and/or physical therapy. But ideally, the yoga space is without requirement, without judgment,

and without agenda. All ages, all genders, all religions are welcome on the mat. Testimonials No two yogis are the same. Everyone has their own story that tells how they came to yoga and why they continue to practice. For example, Mayo Clinic’s Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center’s (DAHLC) yoga instructor Hirono “Hiro” Sekiguchi began her practice three years ago. By way of New York City, Hiro came to Rochester, Minnesota from Tokyo, Japan. Her first few months in Rochester were lonesome. She began attending yoga classes taught at the DAHLC by Stephanie Yerhot. She said, for

her, the discovery of yoga was a transformational experience. She was so inspired by the practice, the benefits she derived from it, that she sought to complete teacher training, and was soon after following Stephanie’s lead. Yoga aligned with her long term aspirations of working in women’s health. Hiro says: “I created my community through yoga. I made really beautiful friends here, and that is a huge part of why I do what I do,” Hiro said. “This is the start of a huge journey. I still feel like a little baby, but I am learning more every day.” One of the yoga classes Hiro currently leads is a candlelight

session after 8 p.m. on Wednesday nights. She has the class fan their mats in a circle around a cluster of candles, the only light in the dark room. Hiro opens the session asking each person around the circle to introduce themselves and share a blessing or a fun fact. “My philosophy is one of connecting people and sharing energy, no matter whatever kind of yoga style people practice.” Hiro leads the flow poses and her soft voice is accompanied by jazz music. At the end of the hour, after the shavasana, or relaxation pose, Hiro gives her open-hearted dedication, her mantra, with hands clasped to her forehead: See YOGA Page 13 

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Fillmore County has a new physical therapist By Jade Sexton It wasn’t until recently that Fillmore County residents were able to receive physical therapy close to home. Lisa Stensrud opened up her Preston practice in the same building with Arndt Chi-

ropractic at the beginning of December. Lisa Stensrud grew up in Indiana, and she showed horses as a child. She got into an accident with her horse, and the horse broke its leg badly. A friend of

the family that was a physical therapist came and worked with the horse, and eventually the horse was up and running again like nothing had ever happened. “That definitely put a spark into it,” Stensrud said of her interest in physical therapy. She attended school at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, and that’s when she met her husband. She moved to Minnesota, and now lives on a farm outside of Preston. Stensrud knew that the area needed a physical therapist. “I wanted my own practice, but I didn’t want to step on anyone’s toes,” she said. She walked into Arndt Chiropractic to inquire about using office space. Dustin Arndt felt it was a good opportunity for a sort of partnership between the two


businesses. Stensrud said Arndt has been teaching her the business aspect of her work, and it has been working out really well. “The community has been awesome,” said Stensrud. There is a difference between the physical therapy that Stensrud does and the chiropractic work that Arndt does, but there are also similarities. “We both are all about equilibrium, having everything centralized, and making sure people are pain free,” Stensrud explained. “I get more into the rehab part of it, the muscle work, strengthening, and stretching.” Stensrud treats people with injuries, shoulder and back pain, and just overall pain issues. She also does gait training and coordination. She is working on having physical therapy on horseback at her farm one day. “For example, I could have a child with CP and could work

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on balance and strengthening on horseback,” explained Stensrud. “I love working with kids!” Stensrud also does some educational work, helping out people with lymphedema problems, and supplying them with the necessary supplies. Working with a chiropractor has proven to be a learning experience for Stensrud. “I have learned a lot from Dr. Arndt,” she said. “We bounce ideas off each other all the time. I love it.” The two actually share a few patients. Those people go to Dr. Arndt for an adjustment, then go see Stensrud to help keep that adjustment in place. Stensrud also works in the Arndt Chiropractic office in Chatfield, and she still works in physical therapy at the Mayo Clinic. She is happy to be here in Fillmore County, helping people to recover from injury, or just to live a pain-free life.

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tative approach to health care. Olmsted County, as well as the partnering surrounding counties, used approximately $5000 of the SHIP grant funding each to create In addition to providing a resource to promote physical activity, Goslee says that the project helped to bridge communication with planning staff in neighboring counties, in lieu of a regional planning group, and also to better connect departments within the County.

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Rochester survival rates, one of the best in the nation By Bill Lisser Sudden cardiac death is one of the six leading causes of death in the United States. It can happen unexpectedly in people with no previous history of heart disease. When the initial rhythm of the heart is in ventricular fibrillation, the key to survival for people in this condition Dr. Roger is to provide White service quickly with the use of the defibrillator. “It makes a huge difference of survival how quickly we can deliver the shock,” said Dr. Roger White of the Mayo Clinic. “It’s very, very important they (Emergency Medical Personnel) get there quickly.” A time difference of as little as one minute appears to influence outcomes and survival according to a study completed by White and his colleagues. After the delivery of the shock, it’s very important to get right back to CPR, as this is one of the keys to survival for the patient. “This keeps the blood flowing to the heart,” White said. According to White, it took some time for everyone to understand the importance of this step. “We are over that, they’re very efficient now,” said White. Dr. White has been working with emergency medical services since he arrived at Mayo Clinic in 1970. He is the Co-Medical Director of the Mayo Clinic Medical Transport, Medical Director of the City of Rochester and Olmsted County Early STRENGTH TRAINING IN


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“Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu- May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to the happiness and to the freedom for all.” And each person around the candle-lit wheel, themselves like rays of sun, bows to one another with a blessing of mutual respect derived from Sanskrit that means, “I recognize you as a fellow being” — Namaste. Yoga as medium for transition is the theme in another story of local practitioner, Julie Roenigk. After her youngest child left Rochester for college, Julie was unsettled in her newfound solitude. In the winter of 2008, she began to practice yoga as many do for the “exercise.” “I discovered that the benefits exceeded the physical,” Roenigk described. A deeply invested parishioner at Calvary Episcopal Church, Julie began to draw parallels between yoga and the practice of Centering Prayer she did at church. “I left the class with a calmer

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ability system, a focus on goals, and the availability of high interest non-fiction books. Parents are encouraged to be advocates for the culture of reading and would receive the tools to be effective co-educators. He said the system has been proven to improve math scores. Ihrke said they should provide the system all the way through the sixth grade to provide consistency. He said there will be some up front costs and they will need to maintain two paraprofessionals. Judith Brockway will coordinate their efforts. Ihrke said he was certain scores would improve. He recommended implementing the RtI (response to intervention) accountability framework next year. Brockway said she had visited schools in Rochester with this sys-

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tem in place that had not seen results until they implemented the RtI framework. She maintained it puts everyone on the same page and changes the culture and aligns with what we have been doing. Brockway noted they are currently focusing on student achievement through the 6 A’s, the six steps to a guaranteed and viable curriculum, but are not getting the results that they should. They need one system to synchronize their efforts. Students need to read well to do well in other areas. She insisted they need to love to read. Brockway said they need to align their curriculum with Minnesota state standards. The reality is we need to set priorities. There has to be a way to learn what students know, always need to be assessing. Brockway described the need for students to keep up, as they are facing fierce competition from across the world during these times of

globalization. Students need to be prepared for rapid technological changes. She said our educational system was not designed to teach today’s students that think differently due to the digital divide. The work force demographic is changing. Students need to learn to read and to think. Most students will have ten or more careers in their life time. The Action 100 RtI Accountability System is a 12 step model to transform school cultures for sustainable student achievement. Brockway said this is what we are looking for. Students will be assessed to determine their reading level. The system gives the teachers the tools. She noted most high school students don’t read well enough for entry level careers. Brockway insisted all students must be good readers to be successful in the twenty-first century. “All teachers are reading teachers.”

the first time won’t have to take them again this year. There are enrichment classes (computerized programs) for those who don’t pass above and beyond their current math class. The enrichment classes center on a student’s weaknesses and help build their skills. •Harris commented on the No Child Left Behind waiver. He said the state is building sample models for teachers and principals. •A special meeting will be held on March 14 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss resources and staff allocations for next year. •The annual payment of $5,000 was approved to CCTV. •Parent-teacher conferences for grades 7-12 will be on February 23 and 27. Parent-teacher conferences for grades K-6 will be on February 23 and 28. •March 19 will be the next regular scheduled school board meeting.

Ihrke and Brockway recommended the implementation of the system for pre-k through 6 to start with. Ihrke admitted there would be a substantial cost, but insisted the return on the dollar amount would be fantastic. No decision on the system was made. Superintendent Ed Harris said the program is hard to capture in just one evening. Chairman Jerry Chase said too much money has been thrown at things that haven’t worked, adding this could work. Other Business In Brief •High school principal Randy Paulson reported the new Odysseyware online courses are up and running. Parents are excited about this opportunity for their kids. Paulson explained 23 students are taking 27 different classes for 18 different courses. Paulson noted the students have three opportunities to pass the MCAs. The students who pass

Fillmore County Sports County vs County week By Paul Trende It was asked on Chatfield Community Television a few weeks ago, “Who are the Gopher’s biggest rivals?” A number of answers were given. An answer to the rivalry question is, “Any school in a close proximity.” By that standard, the week of Feb 13 was a rivalry week. Many Fillmore County schools did battle against one another. In Rushford on Monday, the Trojan and Burro girls faced off. It was 17-11 R-P at the half, but the home squad, led by Kenzie Lind (23 pts, 13 rebs, 3 assists, 8 stls), put together runs of 14-1 and 10-0 in the second half. They cruised to victory 57-30. Amy Todd added 13 for the R-P’er’s. The same evening, Chatfield and Kingsland went at it. In Spring Valley, the Gopher girl’s got redemption for a 2-OT loss to the Knights in December. It was all about the bench. Reserve senior G Kyndra Neis got all 15 of her points from deep (four in the span of about a minute in the 2nd half). Varsity call-up, reserve freshmen G Kirsten Keefe was perfect (4-4 FG’s, 6-6 FT’s) in getting her 15 points. Add in Karlee Moulton’s four and the Gopher non-starters played Kingsland’s entire team to a 34-34 tie. The entire Gopher team played the Knights 54-34. Cheyenne Losey (11 pts, 14 rebs) paced the Knights, who were just 3-26 from distance. In Chatfield, the boys played the game of the night, due to the shot of the night, or the shot by a Knight, specifically a tip. With the score tied at 53 in the final 0:05, Tanner Lange took a mid-range jumper that wasn’t true, but Devin Pokorney’s helper just beat the buzzer, giving the Knights the dramatic win 55-53. His offensive rebound put-back out-did Josh Bernard’s that tied the game seconds earlier. It also nullified the splendid effort of 6’2” Gopher sophomore C Jayme LaPlante. The powerful youngster keyed Chatfield by making 12 of 17 FG’s and registering a career-high 25 points. He just

topped Lange (24 pts) for gamehigh. Kingsland benefited from turnover (15 to Chat’s 22) and FT (14-17 to Chat’s 1-4) edges. On Tuesday, it was Fillmore Central and R-P’s turn. In Rushford, Falcon freshman G Morgan Malley was on from deep. She hit 7 of 12 3’s and scored 24 points. Teammate Alex Peterson added 17 and 9 rebounds, but R-P’s balanced team effort won out. Led by Amy Todd’s athletic interior aggression (23 pts, 16 rebs), and Kenzie Lind’s all-around play (11 pts, 8 rebs, 6 stls), the Trojans finished off their regular season (5-13, 9-16 overall) with a 58-51 victory. They led most the game (FC forced 3 ties) and held a big edge on the boards (42 to 24). In Preston, there weren’t too many ties. The eighth ranked team in boys Class A, the Trojans of R-P, dismantled the Falcons of FC 84-47. Nick Thompson (17), Trent Vix (13 pts, 8 assists), and Seth Thompson (11) led the assault, though eight Trojans scored 7 or more. Thursday had the FC girls in Mabel. The two coaches (Doug Carlson, Sarah Tollefsrud) begged the term rivalry in as much as they each have ties to their opponent’s district (live there). Cougar Christy Welscher’s star shone brightest on the night. The junior forward scored 13 points and grabbed 18 rebounds (10 offensive). However, every time her team got real close (forced one tie, were within two twice and four six times in 2nd half), FC had an answer. The Falcons eventually prevailed 40-33. Fourteen from Alex Peterson and 11 from Leah Scheevel were the main catalysts. FC won despite giving up 28 offensive rebounds. They finish the regular season 3-14. Finally, back to where the week began, Rushford. For the second time in the week, the R-P boys trounced a county team, MabelCanton, 87-48. The Trojans scored 57 1st half points and hit 14 of 23 3’s. Thompson (18), Vix (18 & 7

stls), and Jorli Hauge (15) led the winners. R-P (14-4, 19-4) is tied for 2nd in the 3-Rivers with Kingsland (14-4, 17-7), behind PEM (16-2, 18-6). Steve Smith led the losers (22 pts on 10-11 shooting, 9 rebs, 5 blks). After a year of milestones, the 6’3” senior C reached the ultimate pinnacle, whilst cementing his place in M-C boy’s basketball history. He became the schools all-time leading scorer, surpassing 1,322 points set by Andy Dahlen in 1970. Cougar Boys Get Revenge Just six days after losing their only SEC game to a team (Lyle/Pacelli) not above them in the standings, the Mabel-Canton boys took to the court looking for payback against Athletics. L/P started out doing what they did in Lyle days earlier, hitting 3-pointers (two straight to start 6-0). But Jacoby Bigalk and Adam Fravel matched the display. From there, it was all Cougars. They took the lead 8-6 and never relinquished it, prevailing 50-38. New all-time school scoring leader Steve Smith didn’t have a monstrous night, but he couldn’t have gotten more efficient (8 of 8 for 16 points). He’s made 18 of his last 19 shots. Fravel added 11, Jacoby Bigalk 7 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists. M-C’s defense did the job from there, as only 6’5” Skylar Meyer reached double figures (10) for the A’s. Smith was helpful there too, registering 5 blocks. The Coug’s again move a game over .500 overall (13-12). They are 11-6 in the SEC (4th place). BBB 02-13 •Schaeffer Academy 52, M-C 62 (M-C: S. Smith 20; Noah Manning 13 pts and 9 rebs; J. Bigalk 10. SA: Nate Hanson 18; Joe Vaughan 16) •FC 44, Southland 78 (FC: Zach Olstad 16 (four 3’s). S: Mike Goergen 28; 3 others in double figures) 02-14 •Kingsland 67, Wabasha-Kellogg 49 (K: T. Lange 30; Spencer Klevan 17; D. Pokorney 11. W-K: Hunter Baab 17. Knights led by just two (30-28) at halftime).

ass; J. LaPlante 10 pts & 11 rebs; Jake Neis 11. L-A: M. Burfiend 14; N. Reps 11; J. Ehlenfeldt 10. Gophers are 7-11, 8-15) •FC 42, Caledonia 82 (FC: Tyler Eickhoff 22 (5 3’s). C: Nathan Rohrer 18; 11 others scored. FC is 4-14, 8-16) •Lanesboro 93, LeRoy-Ostrander 49 (L: Erik Peterson hit 10 of 17 threes for 36 points; Luke Rogers 15; Cory Strom 11 pts & 9 assists, team hit 17 3’s. L-O: Zach Royston 14. Burros are 14-2, 15-8 (2nd place) behind conference champion SG (17-0, 22-2), just ahead of Houston (13-3, 17-6)) GBB 02-14 •M-C 23, Houston 51 (M-C: C. Welscher 5 pts and 10 rebs. H: Vanessa Lee 15; Brooke Anderson 12) •W-K 30, Kingsland 71 (K: C. Losey 16 pts and 8 rebs; Nicole See SPORTS Page 15 

02-16 •#10 in A Spring Grove 76, FC 57 (FC: Isaac Sveen 18; Mitch Johnson/Dan Gatzke 10 each. SG: Eli Gleason 21; Aric Elton 20. Falcons led at half, but Lions made 7 3’s (FC had 1) and 9-14 FT’s (FC was 0-4)) •Dover-Eyota 39, Kingsland 75 (K: T. Lange 27 pts, 8 assists, 6 stls; S. Klevan 12 pts; D. Pokorney 11. D-E: Nate Vang 15. Knights are 14-4 (tied for second in 3-Rivers with R-P), 17-7 overall) •Lewiston-Altura 83, Lanesboro 69 (L: Kole Ruud 23 (6 3’s); Braden Hanson 15; Erik Peterson 11; Cory Strom 9 pts and 8 assists; team made 15 3’s. L-A: Nate Reps 33 (6 3’s); Josh Ehlenfeldt 20; Matt Burfeind/Cole Weaver 10 each. FT’s: L-A 17-21, L 8-17. Rebs: L-A 46, L 33) 02-17 •L-A 53, Chatfield 65 (C: Nate Skare 19; Jake Peterson 13 pts & 8

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Swanson 10; McKayla Pruter 9 pts & 8 assists) •Lanesboro 58, L/P 64 (L: Johanna Bearson 22 (4 3’s); Alisa Warnes 18. L/P: four in double figures led by Ann Rysavy’s 15. A’s led 33-23 at half and by as many as 15 in 2nd. Burros got close just not close enough) 02-17 •Chatfield 55, L-A 49 (C: Sarah Costello 13 pts and 7 rebs; MaKenzie Miller 10; K. Keefe 9 pts, 4 rebs, 3 assists, 5 stls. L-A: Natalie Kalmes 19; Jenny Mundt 14. A Card threepointer put them up 43-42, but FT’s down the stretch (7-9 in 2nd half) allowed Gophers to persevere through a 1 of 26 night from deep and post 7th straight victory.

Chatfield (14-3, 18-6) will meet Southland (15-2, 22-2) on Feb 21, a three-way share of the 3-Rivers crown on the line. D-E (15-3, 21-5) & Caledonia (14-4, 17-9) round out the top four) •Kingsland 57, D-E 62 (K: N. Swanson 17 pts & 11 blks; M. Pruter 11 pts 7 rebs, and 8 assists. D-E: four in double figures led by Sarah Pease’s 15. Knights finish regular season 7-11, 11-15) •L-O 54, Lanesboro 55 (L: Paige Hungerholt 23 pts, 9 rebs; Bryn Harmon 9 pts & 10 rebs. L-O: Chanda Riedemann 18. Third try is the charm; Burros lost to Card’s 43-41 in Nov. & 51-49 in Jan. They finish regular season 12-6 (13-14), good enough for 4th in the SEC behind SG (18-0, 23-3), L-O (15-3, 19-7), & L/P (14-4, 17-7))

•L/P 57, M-C 25 (M-C: C. Welscher 16 pts and 10 rebs. L/P: A. Rysavy 19 pts, 8 rebs, 6 stls; Courtney Walter 17. Coug’s finish regular season 4-14 in SEC, 5-19 overall) •Girls Sub-Sectional Tournament Parings: 1A East (#9 Schaeffer at #8 M-C, winner at #1 Spring Grove; #5 Houston at #4 Lanesboro; #10 FC at #7 Hope Lutheran, winner at #2 L-O; #6 Grand Meadow at #3 R-P. Play-in games on Feb 21st, quarters on Feb 24th, semis & finals at Mayo Civic Auditorium on Feb 28 and March 2nd). 1AA East (#8 W-K at #1 Caledonia; #5 P-E-M at #4 L-A, #7 St. Charles at #2 Chatfield; #6 La Crescent at #3 Winona-Cotter. Quarters on Feb 24th, semis & finals at Mayo Civic Arena on Feb 28th and Mar 2nd). 1AA West (#8 Cannon Falls at #1

Pine Island; #5 Kingsland at #4 Z-M; #7 Lake City at #2 Stewartville; #6 Rochester-Lourdes at #3 D-E. Quarters on Feb 24th, semis and finals at Mayo Civic Arena on Feb 27 and Mar 2) Wrestling Team Sectionals 02-16 •1A 1st Round; #12 FCLMC 8, #5 Z-M 68 (FCLMC won two majority decisions) •1A Quarters; #9 Triton 15, #1 Chatfield 54 (Gophers won 4 forfeits, 4 pins, & 2 decisions) •1AA 1st Round; #9 GMLOK 30, #8 Cannon Falls-Randolph 42 •1AA 1st Round; #11 Austin/ Austin Pacelli 6, #6 LARP 75 (LARP won 5 forfeits, 7 pins, & one decision) •1AA Quarters; #6 LARP 31, #3 P-E-M 35 (LARP wins: Josh

Fillmore Central Band plays at MMEA mid-winter clinic This past weekend, several thousand music educators from the state of Minnesota, the nation, and around the world gathered in Minneapolis for the 2012 Minnesota Music Educator’s Association (MMEA) Mid-Winter Clinic. This three-day event features clinics, seminars, and concerts for music educators to use as staff development in their areas of teaching.

Fillmore Central was well represented at this year’s convention! On Thursday evening, their director of Bands, Mr. Lane M. Powell was formally inducted into Phi Beta Mu, an honors fraternity for music educators. His fraternity consists of less than 80 members from around the state, both active and retired in music education. Mr. Powell was inducted

along with a middle school band instructor from Falcon Middle School in Apple Valley and the assistant director of bands from the University of Minnesota. Thoughout the convention, the finest bands, orchestras, and choirs from around the state are chosen to represent each grade level in concert. There is typically one ensemble per

Doerr (106) 11-2 maj. dec., Justin Doerr (120) 6-4, Jordan Theede (145) pin, Chris Boehmke (152) pin, Nick Hoff (182) pin, Greg Johnson (195) pin. They led 31-24 heading to last two weights, only to suffer a pin and majority decision losses) 02-18 •1A Semifinals; #5 Z-M 37, #1 Chatfield 28 (Gopher wins: Hank Friederichs (106) 6-4, A.J. Riley (120) 12-0 maj. dec., Alex Haffner (132) pin, Justin Viss (195) pin, Sam Fryer (220) 15-11 OT, Cody Wrubel (285) pin. Weights 138-182, Cougars scored 30 unanswered points to build 37-13 lead, secure upset victory. In addition to Chatfield, Z-M topped #4 Lake City 43-21 in quarters and #2 Kenyon-Wanamingo 33-31 in finals to secure state birth).

musicians from around the state of Minnesota who participate in a rigorous audition process the preceding grade level asked to perform. On Fri- spring. Once selected, these students day, February 17, the Fillmore Cen- attend a week-long camp in August tral 7-8th Grade to rehearse as ensembles. They meet Concert Band performed at 10:30 again at the Mid-Winter Clinic to AM in the Minneapolis Convention refine their skills and perform their Center. The band performed for a full concerts for a full house in Orchestra house over 300 school officials, family Hall. members, friends, and music educa- This year, Fillmore Central is extors. The band performed a program tremely proud to have four students of various styles and difficulty levels selected for the all-state bands. They including “Invincible,” by Robert are (from L to R in photo) Ryan W. Smith, “Perpetuation”, by Brad Mayer, trombone, son of Randy and Ciechomski, “Eventide,” by Matt Tanny Mayer, Jessie Tammel, flute, Conaway, “Amen!” by Frank Ticheli, daughter of Larry and Bonnie Tamand “Rough Riders” by Karl L. King. mel, Andrea Nolan, daughter of Gary The band is directed by Lane and Jes- and Deanna Nolan, and Gwen Petrilsica Powell. lo, daughter of Gerri Black. The weekend culminated with the Congratulations to all of the FC performances by the all-state band students, parents, and staff for this and choirs. These ensembles are wonderful representation of quality comprised of the BEST high school music education in our state!

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to done with anything needed to be added, can be) either to pick up in the office, sent, or delivered? This will be discussed next month Special Meetings on same date of council, should they be changed so you can be paid the $25 stipend? Motion by Thompson, and seconded by Start and unanimously carried to get the $25 stipend for all special meetings and worksessions. Approval of the Schedule of Council meetings for 2012:

Pay raises: This was tabled to be able to get performance reviews done at the same time as wage increases. Engagement letter to audit the financial statements from Smith Schafer & Associates LTD: Motion by Thompson, and seconded by Kunert and unanimously carried to accept the letter for Smith Schafer & Associates LTD to do the city of Ostrander’s audit. Conflict of Interest letters for Smith Schafer & Associates, LTD: These were signed and turned into Rhonda. Slate of Offices: Depository: Security State Bank

Official Paper: Fillmore County Journal City Attorney: Kelly Wagner— Spring Valley/Austin Acting Mayor: Linda Schwenn Deputy Mayor: Vernon Thompson Motion by Kunert, and seconded by Start and unanimously carried to accept the slate of offices. 2012 Local Board of Appeals and Equalization Schedule—April 23-26 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. No problems Other Pepsi is making an adjustment of


17 percent of cash after tax to 15 percent effective 1/1/2012 2011 LMCIT Property/Casualty Dividend information and refund info Minnesota Department of Health is having their Southeast District Water Operators School in Rochester. This is 6 credit hours for attendance and costs $135—Jimmie is wondering about attending this February 29th to March 2nd, 2012. Motion by Start, and seconded by Thompson and unanimously carried to let Jimmie attend this meeting. MCFOA is holding their Minne-

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sota Municipal Clerks Institute April 23 to 27. This will be my 3rd and final year for this institute. Again, there are scholarships available and I will be applying if I have Council’s permission to attend. Motion by Kunert, and seconded by Thompson and unanimously carried to let Rhonda attend this training session Motion by Thompson, seconded by Kunert and unanimously carried to adjourn the meeting at 6:45 p.m. Next meeting is scheduled for February 8, at 6 p.m. Rhonda Klapperich (City Clerk/Treasurer) Linda Schwenn (Mayor)

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The citizens of Amherst Township are hereby notified that the annual meeting will be held in the Amherst Town Hall on Tuesday, the 13th day of March 2012 (in case of inclement weather the Annual Meeting and Election will be held on March 20, 2012) 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 be at 8:00 pm (note new time). Polls will be open 5:00-8:00 pm.

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 13th day of March 2012 (in case of inclement weather the Annual Meeting and Election will be held on March 20, 2012) to elect: One Supervisor, for a term of 3 years. One Clerk, for a term of 2 years.

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

Notice of Bristol 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 13th day of March 2012 (in case of inclement weather the Annual Meeting and Election will be held on March 20, 2012) 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 be at 8:00 pm. Polls will open 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Eunice Biel • Clerk, Bristol Township

Notice of caNtoN towNship aNNual meetiNg & electioN

Notice of fillmore towNship aNNual meetiNg & electioN

The citizens of Fillmore Township are hereby notified that the annual meeting will be held in the Fillmore Town Hall on Tuesday, the 13th day of March 2012 (in case of inclement weather the Annual Meeting and Election will be held on March 20, 2012) to elect: One Supervisor, for a term of 3 years. One Clerk, for a term of 2 years. General business will be conducted. Polls will open from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Business meeting will be 4:00 - 4:45 pm. Refreshments will be offered.

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 13th day of March 2012 (in case of inclement weather the Annual Meeting and Election will be held on March 20, 2012) to elect: One Supervisor, for a term of 3 years. One Clerk, for a term of 2 years.

Notice of fouNtaiN towNship aNNual meetiNg & electioN

The citizens of Fountain Township are hereby notified that the annual meeting will be held in the Fountain Fire Hall on Tuesday, the 13th day of March 2012 (in case of inclement weather the Annual Meeting and Election will be held on March 20, 2012) to elect: One Supervisor, for a term of 3 years. General business will be conducted. Polls will open from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Business meeting will begin at 8:15 pm. Daniel L. Graskamp Clerk, Fountain Township

Notice of harmoNy 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 13th day of March 2012 (in case of inclement weather the Annual Meeting and Election will be held on March 20, 2012) to elect:

General business will be conducted. Polls will open from 5:00 - 8:00 pm with business meeting to follow.

Annual meeting to begin at 4:30 pm. Polls will open after the meeting until 8:00 pm.

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 13th day of March 2012 (in case of inclement weather the Annual Meeting and Election will be held on March 20, 2012) to elect:

One Supervisor, for a term of 3 years. One Clerk, for a term of 2 years. General business will be conducted & begin at 1:30 pm. Polls will open after meeting until 8:00 pm. Linda Marzolf • Clerk, Carimona Township

Notice of carroltoN 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 13th day of March 2012 (in case of inclement weather the Annual Meeting and Election will be held on March 20, 2012) to elect:

One Supervisor, for a term of 3 years. One Clerk, for a term of 2 years. 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

The citizens of Norway Township are hereby notified that the annual meeting will be held in the Norway Town Hall on Tuesday, the 13th day of March 2012 (in case of inclement weather the Annual Meeting and Election will be held on March 20, 2012) to elect: One Supervisor, for a term of 3 years. One Clerk, for a term of 2 years

General business will be conducted. Polls will open from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Business meeting will begin at 8:15 pm. Paul Halvorsen • 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 13th day of March 2012 (in case of inclement weather the Annual Meeting and Election will be held on March 20, 2012) 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 8:30 pm. Polls will open from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. The Board of Canvas will meet after the Annual Meeting to certify the official election results. William Sullivan • Clerk, Pilot Mound Township Connie Morger • Clerk, Forestville Township

The citizens of Canton Township are hereby notified that the annual meeting will be held in the Canton Town Hall on Tuesday, the 13th day of March 2012 (in case of inclement weather the Annual Meeting and Election will be held on March 20, 2012) to elect: One Supervisor, for a term of 3 years. One Clerk, for a term of 2 years.

Notice of Norway towNship aNNual meetiNg & electioN

One Supervisor, for a term of 3 years. One Clerk, for a term of 2 years.

Kathy Whalen • Clerk, Harmony Township

Notice of holt towNship aNNual meetiNg & electioN

The citizens of Holt Township are hereby notified that the annual meeting will be held in the Whalan Town Hall on Tuesday, the 13th day of March 2012 (in case of inclement weather the Annual Meeting and Election will be held on March 20, 2012) to elect: One Supervisor, for a term of 3 years. One Clerk, for a term of 2 years.

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

Notice of NewBurg towNship aNNual meetiNg & electioN

The citizens of Newburg Township are hereby notified that the annual meeting will be held in the Newburg Town Hall on Tuesday, tthe 13th day of March 2012 (in case of inclement weather the Annual Meeting and Election will be held on March 20, 2012) to elect: One Supervisor, for a term of 3 years. One Clerk, for a term of 2 years.

General business will be conducted. Polls will open from 4:00 - 8:00 pm. Business meeting will follow election immediately afterwards. Genette Halverson • Clerk, Newburg Township

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 13th day of March 2012 (in case of inclement weather the Annual Meeting and Election will be held on March 20, 2012) to elect: One Supervisor, for a term of 3 years. One Clerk, for a term of 2 years. General business will be conducted. Polls will open from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Business meeting will begin at 8:05 pm. David Larson • Clerk, Preble Township

Notice of prestoN towNship aNNual meetiNg & electioN

The citizens of Preston Township are hereby notified that the annual meeting will be held in the Preston Emergency Services Building on Tuesday, the 13th day of March 2012 (in case of inclement weather the Annual Meeting and Election will be held on March 20, 2012) to elect:

One Supervisor, for a term of 3 years. One Clerk, for a term of 2 years. 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 sumNer towNship aNNual meetiNg & electioN 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 13, 2012. (In case of inclement weather the annual meeting and election will be held on March 20, 2012) to elect: 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. Marianne Hockema • Sumner Township Clerk

Notice of yucataN towNship aNNual meetiNg & electioN

Notice is hereby given that Yucatan Township, Houston County, will on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 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, 2012. 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

Linda Griggs • Clerk, Yucatan Township

Monday, February 27, 2012


As possible drought looms, Commissioners Rothman and Frederickson urge farmers to review crop insurance needs ST. PAUL, MN – In light of current drought conditions, Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson and Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman today issued a consumer alert encouraging Minnesota farmers to consider purchasing crop insurance ahead of this year’s growing season. The standard deadline for purchasing crop insurance is less than one month away. Farmers must finalize a crop insurance plan with their insurance agent by March 15. “Benjamin Franklin once said

that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure; and Minnesota farmers may stand to benefit from that wisdom this growing season,” said Commissioner Rothman, the state’s top insurance regulator. “If dry conditions persist in the weeks and months ahead, having proper crop insurance coverage could be crucial. We encourage all farmers to review their crop insurance needs this month.” As spring planting season approaches, the threat of drought is real. According to the National

Weather Service, more than 96 percent of Minnesota is currently facing moderate to severe drought conditions, and more than 99 percent of the state is facing “abnormally dry” conditions. By comparison, one year ago this month only 4 percent of the state was facing abnormally dry conditions – in fact, farmers and communities across Minnesota were instead bracing for the possibility of severe flooding. “Risk comes in many forms when you’re a farmer, from commodity prices to input costs to

Local students advance to Southeast Minnesota Final Spelling Bee Two Regional Spelling Bees were held on Tuesday, February 14 at the Southeast Service Cooperative in Rochester. Fifty-seven (57) students participated in the two Regional Spelling Bees. Students from 38 districts throughout southeast Minnesota advanced to compete in the Regional competitions coordinated by the Southeast Service Cooperative. The top twelve spellers (six from each Spelling Bee) now advance to the final Spelling Bee on Tuesday, February 28, at 9:00 AM at the Southeast Service Cooperative. The Bee’s co-sponsor is KM Telecom. The winner of the Final will advance to the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. on May 29-June 1, 2012.

Students advancing to the Southeast Minnesota Final Spelling Bee are: Regional Spelling Bee at 9:00 AM •1st place: Devon Nerstad, Spring Grove Public Schools, 7th grade •2nd place: Marisa Alvarado, Kasson-Mantorville Public Schools, 7th grade •3rd place: Nayelli Guerrero, LaCrescent-Hokah Public Schools, 8th grade •4th place: Rachel O’Shaughnessy, Rushford-Peterson Public Schools, 8th grade •5th place: Megan Vehrenkamp, Dover-Eyota Public Schools, 8th grade •6th place: Shane DeSilva, Austin Catholic Schools, 6th grade

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AUCTIONEER NOTE: We will be selling a large selection of furniture, antiques, collectibles, coins, toys, tools, and household items from several parties. Don’t miss this auction.

selling 2 Rings Most of day 10-12 hayracks of Smalls

Approx. 40 Farm Toys, new in boxes and 50+ Toy Cars & Trucks selling at 9:30am 275+ Lots of Coins, selling at 11:00 a.m. 2 complete abandoned storage units just west of auction building, locks cut at 11:50 a.m. selling at noon to be completely cleaned out.

For more info contact auction company or SAlE ArrANgEd ANd coNductEd By SPriNg VAllEy SAlES coMPANy AuctioNEErS: Dick Schwade Lic. 23-10018, 507-346-2183 or 7834, Cell 507-251-7313; Tom Jasper 50-113, 507-251-7654; Kevin Grabau 23-91, 507-951-1478 riNgMAN: Bob Root, Roger Becker clErk: Spring Valley Sales - Fax 507-346-2163.

ANNouNcEMENtS dAy of tAkE PrEcEdENcE oVEr ANy AdVErtiSEd or PrE-PriNtEd MAtEriAl All of thE ABoVE MErchANdiSE iS SElliNg AS iS, whErE iS, with No wArrANty. tErMS: cASh or good chEck dAy of SAlE. NothiNg to BE rEMoVEd uNtil SEttlEd for. Not rESPoNSiBlE for AccidENtS or MErchANdiSE AftEr Sold. PlEASE BriNg ProPEr idENtificAtioN.

Accepting MAjor credit cArds. • sAles tAx chArged where ApplicAble.

•Alternate 1: Miranda Cox, Mabel-Canton Public Schools, 6th grade •Alternate 2: Nathaniel Gunter, Dover-Eyota Public Schools, 7th grade Regional Spelling Bee at 1:00 PM •1st place: Claire Colby, Rochester Public Schools, 8th grade •2nd place: Olivia Riggins, Northfield Public Schools, 8th grade •3rd place: Roshini Asirvatham, Rochester Public Schools, 8th grade •4th place: Larissa Wendland, Winona Public Schools, 7th grade •5th place: John “Bubba” Nelson, Kenyon-Wanamingo Public Schools, 8th grade •6th place: Hannah Mahr, Northfield Public Schools, 8th grade •Alternate 1: Bailey Ewing, Winona Public Schools, 6th grade •Alternate 2: Jonah Leise, Red Wing Public Schools, 5th grade

weather,” Commissioner Frederickson said. “Crop insurance is an important tool for managing that risk, and I encourage farmers to review their options carefully.” According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency (RMA), before purchasing crop insurance farmers should consider how a policy will work in conjunction with their other risk management strategies to ensure the best possible outcome each crop year. Crop insurance agents and other agri-business specialists can assist

farmers in developing a good management plan. A list of crop insurance agents by county can be found on the RMA website. RMA provides policies for more than 100 crops. Crop insurance policies typically consist of general crop insurance provisions, specific crop provisions, policy endorsements and special provisions. Minnesota farmers are encouraged to review RMA’s county crop program listings for more information about crop policies available in their home county. Policies are available for most commodities. Farmers with questions about crop and livestock insurance are encouraged to visit the Minnesota Department of Commerce website.

Preston Historical Society receives grant The Preston Historical Society has been awarded a Legacy Grant through the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Program from the Minnesota Historical Society. The amount of the grant is $25,103. The grant is for the “Milwaukee Elevator: Reconstruction of Additions” project which will include the reconstruction of the bagging shed and scale house to the 1902 Milwaukee elevator in Preston. The project was recommended for funding by the Historical Resources Advisory Committee at their meeting on December 19-20, 2011. Dick Petsch, President; Bob Maust, Vice President; and Marc Sather, Treasurer of the local Preston Historical Society made a presentation on

behalf of the grant application to the State Advisory Committee. The grant award was approved by the Minnesota Historical Society’s Executive Council on January 19, 2012. The grant will target the architectural work portion of the $275,000 total reconstruction project. When completed, the structures will house the interpretive portions of the Elevator complex.


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Fountain Volunteer Fire Department is currently seeking members for the Fire Dept Must be at least 18 years old and live within one mile of the City of Fountain. Interested people can pick up an application at the Fountain City Office from 9:00am - 3:00p.m. during the week or call 507-268-4923

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Monday, February 27, 2012

What’s manure worth? Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Eeducator for Fillmore/Houston Counties UMN Extension has developed a new web-based calculator to determine the value of manure. The new webbased tool developed by Dr. William F. Lazarus, Extension E c o n o m i s t Jerrold Tesmer and Professor in the Department of Applied Economics, is now available. The web-based calculator may be used to compare the economic value of manure from alternative manure application

rates and methods. The value is based on crop nutrient needs for a specific field and crop rotation, fertilizer prices, manure hauling costs, manure type, and application method. In addition to assisting with management of current livestock and crop operations, the calculator can be useful in budgeting new facilities or evaluation of contract production through estimating the effect of manure and manure management on cash flow. The calculations can also assist crop and livestock producer estimate the value of manure that may be transferred or sold from one entity to another. Livestock producers face uncertain markets and narrow margins.

This situation motivates growers to optimize production methods, utilizing all resources, including manure. In addition, increases in the price of commercial fertilizer, experienced since 2009, has heightened interest in the use of livestock manure for supplying crop nutrients and has significantly increased the value of manure as a nutrient source. In recent years more producers have been considering the contribution of manure value to cash flow in livestock operation budgets, and seeking an appropriate market value in exchange situations between livestock producers and crop producers. More crop producers also appear to be seeking manure as a major nutrient source, either by purchasing from a livestock producer or by adding

livestock to their operations, particularly swine finishing. Determining the economic value of the nutrients in livestock manure can be tricky. Nutrients in commercial fertilizer are acquired by paying for the nutrients and a small application charge. With manure you, in effect, “acquire” nutrients by paying for the cost of application, even if you already have ownership of the manure in a storage structure. Additionally, commercial fertilizer supplies the amount and ratio of nutrients you need or ordered. With manure, you get the amount and ratio of nutrients that it contains, which complicates the determination of a value. Even when a rate that supplies the correct amount of nitrogen is applied, the amount of phosphorous and pot-

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ash applied may not match what you would have purchased commercially, and amounts applied above crop need probably have no value. In the past, manure application costs often exceeded the value of the nutrients applied. Now, in many situations, the nutrient value in the manure exceeds the cost of application. The web-based calculator is available at For more information about manure economics please visit: Funding for the development of this tool was provided by Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Section 319 Nonpoint Source (NPS) Management Program Southern Protecfrom the Environmental tion Agency. 507

St. John’s students make generous donation to Habitat for Humanity WYKOFF, Minn. - St. John Lutheran School in Wykoff recently donated $489.85 to Habitat for Humanity WinonaFillmore Counties to help with the building of a new house in Harmony. Every Wednesday, St. John’s has chapel service and collects an offering from the students, faculty, and public who attend. “We selected Habitat as this year’s first semester chapel project because Notice UpcomiNg our congregation was asked to consider supporting Habitat for Humanity in Harmony. As a staff, Online we saw this as an opportunity to To consign a single item orbea involved completeinfarm our line localcall commuOnly Gehling Auction Co., 507-765-2131. nity and at the same time be able Friday, Mar. 23, 2012 to promote Christian outreach,” responded Karl Peterman, school First Item Selling at 10:00 a.m. principal, when asked why they selling Tractors, combines, Heads, Tillage equipment, chose Habitat for Humanity this Hay & Forage equipment, Planters, drills, All Other Types of first semester. Farm equipment, Trucks, Trailers, All Other Types of Vehicles St. John’s has 52 students enrolled in preschool through and Farm related items. 8th grade, and offers many extraTo consign a single item or a complete farm line contact: curricular activities for students to participate in, such as soccer, Don Wolter 605-881-6789, Leon GehlinGOnlinellc volleyball, softball, track, musiBaumbler 563-419-4437 or Gehling G ehlinG O nline . cOm cals, spelling and art contests, Auction Co 1-800-770-0347 Timed inTerneT AucTiOns and the National Geography Bee. The school is an outreach arm of Advertising Deadline Friday, March 1, 2012 St. John Lutheran Church and has been ministering to students Online OnlY for the past 136 years. Students do not have to attend St. John Lutheran Church to receive a Antiques/COlleCtibles/COmiC bOOks/tOOls/ Christian education from St. & mAnY unique items! John Lutheran School. Bidding ends on Monday, March 5th at 6p.m. Habitat for Humanity WinPARTIAL LIST: Antiques: (2) fainting couches; dresser; Fairbanks Scale; Hoosier ona-Fillmore Counties is appreCabinet; New Perfection white gas stove; parlor table; Hartmann Steamer Trunk; ciative of this generous donation.



Immigrant trunk; Camelback trunk; Appliances: Maytag washer & dryer; Whirlpool self cleaning oven; Collectibles: 1890’s” Morrison & Plummer” gal. jug; 1933-19391964 World’s Fair items; 1950’s pro wrestler photos; (4) big little books; Bavaria; Beer signs; Fenton; Fillmore County Atlas 83’; Charlie Brown view master w/slides; Frankoma; green & pink Depression; Hager; variety of sports memorabilia including Twins & Packers; Houston, MN advertisement items (old); Lefton; McCoy owl cookie jar; Music boxes; Noritake; Occupied Japan; Redwing crocks-jug-elephant & figurine; stamps; Steiff German fish; Terry Michelson drawings; Effanbee Mae West & Marilyn Monroe dolls; Comics: Archie-Ghost-Thor-Capt. America-Spiderman-Superman-Batman-Walt Disney- Military-Casper-Twilight Zone & many more; Furniture: recliner; couch; loveseat; Misc: Wheel chair (nice); kitchen cupboards; Bentley acoustic guitar; trombone; hospital bed; Tools: 300 amp jump starter; Cummins extractors & sockets; Ready 80,000 BTU LP heater; tie downs & chain binders Terms: 10% buyer’s premium; 3% credit card fee; all items are “as is” with buyer confirming condition & accuracy; must pay in full and pick up all items on pickup day. Viewing days: Thursday, March 1st 4pm – 7pm & Sunday, March 4th from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Darr Auctions facility at 909 Larson Lane in Rushford, MN. North end of town off Hwy. 43 behind M & M Lawn & Leisure. Watch for signs. Pickup day: Tues., March 6th from 9 a.m. – 6p.m. Go to for complete viewing, photos, bidding and terms. 800-852-0010

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It is great to see donations come from young people who may not know the difference homeownership can make in a low income family’s life. Watch for upcoming Habitat for Humanity DEALER

events to participate in the build in Harmony. Contact Megan Grebe with any questions about Habitat for Humanity, 507-4594199, or megan@habitatwinona. org.




Thursday, March 22, 2012 SALE SITE: Gehling Implement and Auction Co., Preston, Minnesota Selling Tractors, Planters, Drills, Spring Tillage Equipment, Hay & Forage Equipment, Combines, Heads, All other types of Farm Machinery, Trucks, Trailers, Vehicles, 2 Farm Lines and all other types of farm related items. Advertising Deadline: Thursday, March 1, 2012. To consign a single item, a complete farm line or for more information call: Gehling Auction Co. 1-800-770-0347 Fax 507-765-3672 or email:


Monday, February 27, 2012

Journal Writing Project

The good old days By Colin Richert Do people remember the good old days? I’m 17, and I remember when I could go to town without seeing some Colin Richert moron wearing pants five sizes too big for his behind, hanging below the desig-

nated area they were made for. I think all the hope for any good in the world is lost. Just think when was the last time some kind-hearted kid held the door for you? Do you remember when you could go out to eat and not have to worry about calories? I’m proud to say I eat McDonalds at least once a week. I could care less; I’m still a healthy 17-yearold child, I just like to eat a lot of junk food.

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Kaylin Westby

Again, do people remember when a child/friend played a sport and no matter how much they won or lost by, you told them, “Good game bud,” instead of running up to the coach and telling them about what a horrible job they did, as well as telling them all the ways that he/she can improve? There’s an obvious reason why you’re not the coach, so you need not prove yourself to be the biggest jerk in the whole world. Just tell the kid what a good job he/she did! I’ll get off my soap box now, but seriously, why can’t people just come to terms with not

being perfect? It sickens me to see poor sports like that. I know I shouldn’t be talking, I am a frequent one to yell out “air ball” once in a blue moon or kindly tell a referee that he missed a foul or two or three, or even encourage a technical. There’s always one kid or parent that does this at each game (true story). It’s like finding Waldo. Not always easy, but once it’s seen it can’t be unseen. People might not know this, but to a high school kid, seeing a coach or player flip out and get a technical is one of the greatest moments in our school year. It’s even better if you can tell your friends that you

Lanesboro Arts Center annual membership meeting Lanesboro Arts Center Annual Membership Meeting will be held on Sunday, March 25, 2012, at 4:00 pm at the Lanesboro Community Center, 202 Parkway Ave S. in Lanesoro, Minnesota. Members and non-members are welcome. The agenda will include a review of board terms and election of Board member(s), presentation of 2011 annual report, future organizational Plans, and a review of bylaws. Lanesboro Arts Center serves as a regional catalyst for artistic excellence and educational development in providing diverse art experiences for people of all ages.

provoked the technical. There is one school in our conference that is known for getting way too into games, and it always ends up that people hate this school. I won’t say which school it is, but it’s pathetic, even when the parents get into it. As you might be able to tell, I have gotten off the subject that I started on. Oh well, it still makes for a good story. Colin Richert is a student at Mabel-Canton High School. He is one of 8 area students participating in the Journal Writing Project, now in its thirteenth year.

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Do you think great photographs are an important factor for selling a home?

To Sellers I would say yes, photos are very important when marketing a property. We have become a visual society. Most buyers view properties on the internet before ever contacting an agent. Great photos keep potential buyers interested and help make the decision to view the property in person. When a listing only has 4 or 5 photos buyers wonder if the rest of the property is not worth looking at, or needs work. Buyers sometimes draw the wrong conclusion when there are not enough photos. Photos should be a good representation of the property, highlighting the main attributes and features of the home or property. Photos should grab the buyer’s attention and peak their interests to want to see more. To Buyers I would ask them to take into consideration that not every home is easy to photograph, due to angles and layouts. Also some colors can actually photograph a different hue depending on the lighting in the home or time of day the photos were taken. Like the old saying goes, “You can’t judge a book by its cover”; you need to take a closer look and step inside to see what every home has to offer.

141 W. Fillmore St., Preston, MN Phone (507) 765-3600 Scott Springer, Who am I to go against his Attorney wishes? I recently attended an employee benefits seminar and heard the following story. An employee met an untimely demise, leaving behind a wife and two young children. The company’s benefit liaison went to the home of the grieving widow. He was met at the door by the employee’s ex-wife, who was friends with the widow. He went through the death benefits available to the widow and children. Then, he reviewed the employee’s life insurance policy. If you’re thinking that the employee had not changed beneficiary designations after divorcing the ex-wife, you’re right! But he also had not changed beneficiary designations at any time after he first enrolled in the plan - when he was engaged to a woman he had never married pre-dating the ex-wife who was chummy with his widow! When the liaison met the distant fiance, he was hoping to see the good in people, hoping that she would take pity on the widow and her young children, hoping that she would correct this injustice. The response from the beneficiary... “Who am I to go against his wishes?” Review your estate plan regularly and after every major life event.

Root River Veterinary Center 212 St. Anthony St. Preston, MN

507.765.2117 Dr. Linda Sifford Do I really have to worry about fleas and ticks on my pets during the winter? Yes! Fleas are active all year long and relish the opportunity to take up residence in your home. Once they are inside of your home, fleas are very difficult to get rid of so preventing them is important. Ticks are also very hardy and can be found outdoors any time the temperature is above freezing. Deer ticks have been a big problem all winter because of the mild temperatures. How can I prevent fleas and ticks from bugging my cats and dogs? We have a new product available to help in the war against fleas and ticks called Certifect. Certifect has the same flea killing capability as Frontline with the added benefit of faster tick killing power. Certifect is the only product proven to quickly detach the tick from your pet, which helps prevent the transmission of tick-borne diseases such as Lyme disease and Anaplasmosis.

Hwy. 16 & 43 • RUSHFORD, MN 507-864-2969 How often should I replace my wiper blades? Steve Majerus

Wiper blades are one of the most neglected components on vehicles today. Many blades are cracked, split, torn, brittle, worn or otherwise in obvious need of replacement. Others may look okay, but do a lousy job of wiping when put to the test. Ninety percent of all driving decisions are based on a clear unobstructed view of the road, which means good visibility is absolutely essential-especially during wet weather when vision may be obscured by water, road splash, sleet or snow on the windshield. But good visibility requires wipers that are in good condition. If the wipers are chattering, streaking or otherwise failing to wipe cleanly and consistently, you need new blades--NOW! Most experts say wiper blades should be replaced every six to twelve months for optimum performance and driving visibility. That’s because wiper blades don’t last forever. Natural rubber deteriorates over time. Halogen-hardened rubber as well as synthetic rubber provides longer life. But, eventually all blade materials fall victim to environmental factors. Exposure to sunlight and ozone causes the rubber to age, even if the wipers aren’t used much. Cold weather can also effect blade life. Freezing temperatures makes rubber hard and brittle, which increases the tendency to crack and split. The holders can also become clogged with ice and snow, preventing the holder from distributing spring tension evenly over the blade. The blade ‘freezes up’ and leaves streaks as it skips across the glass. Any blade that’s clattering, streaking or doing a lousy job of wiping, therefore, is a blade that’s overdue for replacement. The same goes for any blade that is cracked, torn, nicked or otherwise damaged.

P.J. Thompson Insurance Agency, LLC

310 So Mill Street, PO Box 70 Rushford, MN 55971 507-864-2700 •

PJ Thompson

The power of planning… There are ads and articles, news reports and stories that continue to emphasize the importance of various types of insurance. As we consider insurance, it’s important to look beyond the cost of the premiums and take time to discuss the coverage options in our policies with an agent. Taking the step to purchase insurance and pay your premiums builds a strong foundation for your future. In order to really insure your future, however, a consistent review of what’s in place and how it will cover tomorrow’s expenses is a critical part of planning as well. During a recent conversation with a client about the insurance she carries, she admitted that she purchased life, health and long term care policies many years ago. Assessing the coverage options, looking at her recent health problems and talking about what those policies will cover in the future helped her to make some decisions and important updates in her policies. There’s power in planning and new policy options available. Call us today at 507-864-2700 to plan ahead for tomorrow!


Derrick Chapman

Online Media & Web Consultant

Q: What is a QR code? A: QR codes are those little square barcodes you see everywhere it seems. They have been around for a while but have really seen an increase in use due to the Smartphone revolution. QR codes can be a great way to increase traffic to your website if used properly. Here are a few tips for using QR codes with your marketing. 1. Make it an offer exclusively for people that scan that code. This gives you a way to track its effectiveness. 2. Send them to a specific spot on your website, not just your Home page. You had something in mind when you created this QR code, so make sure your potential customers go where you want them to. Lastly, make sure that your code works properly. The last thing you want to do is have your code link to a dead page on your website, or worse, someone else’s website.


Rushford 864-7771 • Houston 896-3127 St. Charles 932-4100 • Lewiston 523-2277 Goodview / Winona 452-4241 Gary Hoff What happens if I should die when I’m away from home, and my family wants my funeral and burial back in my hometown? I do get asked this question often, and it does occur on occasion. If a person dies while they are on vacation or away visiting friends or relatives, it is always best to have the family call their hometown funeral home first. By doing this, a family would only be paying the professional services portion of the funeral bill to one funeral home instead of two. After the family calls their hometown funeral director, that funeral director can refer to a network of reputable funeral homes in the area that the death occurs for their assistance. In the case of traditional funeral this would typically mean that the funeral home contacted would transfer the deceased to their funeral home and prepare the body for transfer (usually by airlines) to the hometown funeral home. By calling their hometown funeral home, the family will have the comfort and convenience of dealing only with someone who they know and trust.

“Quality pre-owned vehicles and more”

Ph. 507-765-3642 Preston, MN Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm Sat 8 - 12 noon HigHer gas prices?

Scott Brunsvold

Hello everyone. What a wonderful winter we’re having with lower heating bills, and cities, counties and states are saving millions of tax dollars. But now the rumors are that gas prices are going to soar come late spring. Why is this, and how will it affect the car market? If past history indicates anything, there are two ways it could go. In 2008 truck & SUV prices dropped dramatically, while last year they did not. In both instances, economy car prices rose, although not as much in 2011. Maybe now is the time to trade your gas guzzler, but as always, make sure that what you are purchasing is the correct vehicle for your needs. Remember that a little car can’t pull a trailer, or that a truck or SUV is not a good commuter vehicle.

Monday, February 27, 2012

A View From The Woods By Loni Kemp ©SallyKeating2011

Envisioning Future Farms Just about everyone wants clean, homegrown energy. Whether we are concerned about the high price of gas, dependence on foreign oil, or the environmental problems of fossil fuel extraction and use, we turn our eyes toward a future where we can produce nonpolluting renewable fuel right here in America. Corn ethanol has taken us one step toward that future, with farmers growing a crop that now constitutes ten percent of the nation’s gasoline. It is a success story, but one that is probably nearing its zenith. With 40 percent of corn already going into ethanol (more than is fed directly to livestock), and concerns about increasing water pollution from the corn belt, Congress stopped the tax credit that supported the ethanol industry’s growth for the past thirty years. Corn ethanol will continue to thrive at its present capacity, but future growth in biofuels is going to come from other sources.

The second generation of biofuels is most likely to come from biomass—organic matter from recently grown plants. Biomass has the potential to be much kinder to the environment. I like to envision a future for this region that keeps farmers and local communities economically thriving while they expand into biofuels production from a new crop— grass. Perennial crops including switchgrass, miscanthus, alfalfa, and mixed prairie species will be planted for annual harvest, leaving roots and stubble in place year after year to protect soils and provide habitat. The new biomass crop will not only be profitable in itself, but simultaneously improve conservation for neighboring croplands. Imagine diverse and profitable farms incorporating resource-protecting biomass crops into their production. Each farmer will carefully assess every acre of their particular farm. Flat, productive fields

will continue to grow food crops, while biomass becomes a profitable crop for other lands. Grass will be established on slopes and eroding lands. Wide buffers around every stream, river, sinkhole, and even roadway ditches will become watercleaning energy crops. Pastures will be expanded as farmers manage them for both livestock grazing and biomass production, depending on markets and their own choices. Vulnerable places subject to disaster payments from drought or floods will become productive with hardy and tolerant grasses or fast-growing poplar, hazelnut, or willow plantings. Biomass production will only expose the land once, during establishment, and then protect it for years to come. Harvests will be conducted in late fall or early spring, when grasses have pulled nutrients back down to hold in their roots. Other biomass harvests such as judicious corn stover removal or hay and pasture mowings will even out the work year. Historically, Fillmore County has changed its farming mix several times. Native Americans grew some corn along the rivers, but mostly managed the land with fire for wildlife. Early settlers plowed extensively to grow wheat, until erosion and soil depletion took its toll. Farmers


then adopted systems of crop rotations including small grains and hay to protect the soil, along with much pasture land in rougher areas. Then many rotations gave way to simple corn-soybean systems, and today even continuous corn is expanding. Now it is time to move on to the next cropping system, with biomass crops woven all around the most productive food crop acres. Our local economy will benefit from the new industry. Perennial grass systems can produce two to three times as many gallons per acre of biofuels compared to corn, with lower input costs. At the same time there will be clear streams, clean groundwater, and a resurgence of wildlife living in the biomass-covered lands. Soils will improve, and organic matter levels will rise, helping to mitigate climate change. Best of all, there

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will be more farm families able to make a living with diverse production. Cellulosic biofuels are the subject of amazing research and development. A wide diversity of feedstocks, conversion processes, and final biofuel types are being tested in pilot projects. Actual construction, while slowed by the economic recession, is now beginning at several locations. Envisioning the future we want is the essential first step to getting there. [Google “Growing a Green Energy Future: A Primer and Vision for Sustainable Biomass Energy” to read the full report I wrote for the National Wildlife Federation.]

Easy Vodka Sauce

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup vodka 2 -28 ounce cans crushed tomatoes Oregano, parsley, rosemary, or basil to taste 1 pint (2 cups) heavy cream In a skillet, sauté onion and garlic in oil until soft and slightly brown. Add vodka and cook for 10 minutes. Mix in tomatoes and your choice of herbs and cook for 30 minutes. Add cream and cook for another 30 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve over one pound of penne pasta and garnish with parmesan cheese. Serves up to 8.

Gifted Summer Program scholarships available for Preston area students

gram of NSGT and renowned gifted summer program, has welcomed several recipients of the Board of Trustees Scholarships in the past. The NSGT scholarships have also afforded students the opportunity to participate in such programs as iDTech, the Cambridge College Program, Duke TIP, and Northwestern CTD, among others. “SIG is delighted to work collaboratively with NSGT to help provide gifted students with extended

opportunities to participate in programs that nurture and develop their abilities,” states Barbara Swicord, President and CEO of SIG. “With gifted education struggling in this country, supplemental programs like SIG - and subsequent scholarships are more important than ever.” Interested students, parents and educators can apply online at www. Contact NSGT at (800) 572-6748 or by e-mail at

March is Minnesota Food Share Month

er donations during food shelf hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesdays or Thursdays. Donations must be received no later than March 29 in order for Sem-

cac’s Food Shelves to receive the incentives from the Minnesota FoodShare campaign and the Feinstein Challenge. Thanks for your support!

The National Society for the Gifted and Talented (NSGT) is pleased to offer $10,000 in scholarships for Preston area students to apply towards selected summer programs. Ten scholarships are being offered by the NSGT Board of Trustees - six at $1,000 each, six at $500 each and four at $250 each - and will be used

The effects of hunger for an individual or family can range from poor health and slowed recovery from injury or illness to

by the deserving student to help pay tuition for gifted summer program of their choice. The deadline for applications is April 1, 2012. Each year, the award is given to outstanding students who demonstrate excelled ability in their field of interest. Students can download and complete the scholarship appli-

poor performance at school or work. With 1 in 6 people facing hunger issues, a growing number of Minnesota households are

cation at asp. A team of educators in the field of gifted education will review the applications and choose the scholarship winners. Applications must be received by April 1, 2012. Winners will be notified on April 15, 2012. The Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG), a not-for-profit pro-

turning to food shelves for help. During 2011, Semcac Food Shelves in Rushford, Preston, Caledonia, and Kasson assisted over 1,338 households with supplemental or emergency food. During March the annual statewide FoodShare campaign promotes the collection of food and funds to stock the state’s food shelves. As an official participant in the Minnesota FoodShare campaign, Semcac’s Food Shelves will receive a percentage of the undesignated statewide FoodShare funds. The allocation depends on the amount of food and money raised locally during March and on the number of people served during the remainder of the year. Semcac is also participating in the nationwide Feinstein Challenge-in which $1 million will be divided among participating hunger fighting agencies equal to their proportion of the total amount of food and money collected. Semcac’s Food Shelves are asking local service clubs and organizations, businesses, churches, and individuals to help raise food and funds. During March, please bring donated funds, food, and personal care items to your local Food Shelf. If possible, deliv-

Dinner on the Bluff March 3, 2012 ◆ 5:30p.m. $25 per person

“Whooping Cranes-A Recovery Story”

Bryant Tarr, Curator of Birds, International Crane Foundation Presentation followed by a gourmet buffet at 6:45p.m. introducing Chef Bronson Hurt Reservations Required - 507-467-2437

Crop InsurAnCe As the 2012 crop year approaches, the need for protecting your farm profit margin has never been greater. Contact Jim Peterson to discuss farm revenue protection plans, the TA endorsement, and how to decrease premiums for the upcoming year.

Linda Horihan Agency

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS TUESDAY, FEB. 28 Knit it Together, 3:30-4:30pm, Preston Public Library. Knitting for all levels. For fundraiser info, call 507-867-3583.* Bluff Country Toastmasters meet, 5:30pm, Spring Valley Public Library.* AA Meeting, 7pm, Faith United Methodist Church, Spring Valley. “Living in the Solution.” Newcomers welcome.* Adult Children Anonymous (formerly known as Adult Children of Alcoholics) meeting, 7pm. Call Deb 507-765-5336 for info.* Chatfield AA meets, 7:30pm in the Pio­ neer Presbyterian Church, 206 Fillmore St., Chatfield.* AA Closed Meeting, 8pm, Presbyterian. Church, Mill St, Rushford.* WEDNESDAY, FEB. 29 Spring Valley Area Foodshelf, 2-5pm. 1300 West Tracy Rd. Spring Valley.* THURSDAY, MAR. 1 Free Senior Coffee, 9am, Heritage Grove, Harmony.* Fillmore County Public Health Blood Pressure Clinic, 9:30-10:30am, Fountain Bank Lobby, Fountain. Fillmore County Public Health Blood Pressure Clinic, 10-10:30am, Good Shepherd Community Room, Rushford.

Fillmore County Public Health Blood Pressure Clinic, 12-12:45pm, Community Center, Ostrander. Fillmore County Public Health Blood Pressure Clinic, 10:45-11:15am, Tenborg Center, Rushford. Storyhour, Harmony Public Library, 225 3rd Ave. SW, 11:00 – 11:45, Preschool ages, No School No Storyhour.*

Chatfield NA meeting, 7:30pm, Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 206 Fillmore St. Chatfield.* Harmony AA meeting, 8pm, Harmony Community Center, 3rd Ave SW, Meeting Room 1. Call 507-886-3240 for info.*

Canton Senior Citizens meet at 1pm for cards and visiting, Canton Community Center.*

SATURDAY, MAR. 3 All you can eat pancakes, sausage, coffee, milk, and juice- Fundraiser for local scholarships- 8am-10:30am, Rushford Masonic Lodge

Heimbygda Sons of Norway meetingLanesboro Lodge Hall, 7pm. Program: A dream, a ship, a tale to tell- The Hjemkost. Preston Historical Society meeting, 7pm, United Methodist Church, Preston. Public invited. Dinner on the Bluff: “Whooping Cranes - A Recovery Story,” 5:30pm program, followed by a gourmet buffet dinner at 6:45pm. Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, 6 miles northwest of Lanesboro off Cty Road 8

Moscow Nights Free Concert- Jem Theatre in Harmony, 7-8pm. Sponsored by Harmony Public Library and Harmony Arts Board.

Lanesboro AA Group, 8:00pm, Bethlehem Lutheran Church. For more info, call 507-251-1771 or 765-2518.*

Preston AA Group, 7:30pm, United Methodist Church, Preston. For more info, call 507-951-6029.* FRIDAY, MAR. 2 Spring Valley Area Foodshelf, Senior Citizens Day, 9am-10am. 1300 West Tracy Rd. Spring Valley, MN.* World Day of Prayer: Theme- “Let Justice Prevail.” Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Lanesboro, 9:30 am

VFW Burger Nite: 5-8 pm, SpringValley VFW Hall. TOPS (take off pounds sensibly) Meeting, Spring Valley Care Center Activity Room. Weigh-in from 5:456 p.m. Meeting from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Questions contact Judy at 507-346-2469.* NA Meeting, 7:00pm, United Methodist Church, downstairs, Preston. Call Jay for info 507-765-4979. *

The Calendar of Events is yours to use FREE for churches, civic organizations and clubs. Mail, fax, or e-mail your event by Wednesday

SUNDAY, MAR. 4 NA Meeting, 7:00pm, United Methodist Church, downstairs, Preston. Call Jay for info 507-765-4979. * Fountain AA Group closed meeting, 7:30pm. Fountain Lutheran Church, south Main St. and Highway 52.* MONDAY, MAR. 5 Community Coffee, 9am, Park Lane Estates, Preston.*

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

FOR SALE: Classic antique cast iron radiators from the original Park Hotel in Preston, MN. Many sizes and colors. Excellent condition. Would be perfect for restoration of an older home. Priced from $200 to $500 depending on which size. Call Jason at 507-251-5297. s6tfn- x

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

FOR SALE: Prom dresses. Black size 2. Red size 4. $150 each. 507-273-4784. s20- x

Nice 2BR apt. in Preston, $350/mo + util. Scott 765-3600. r8tfn- o

OUtstanding home entertainment. Olehauser 7 foot slate top pool table. Complete with balls, 4 cues, and other accessories. New felt. 507-281-3358 or 507-288-2366. Moving. s27,5- x

Large lot in New Horizon Trailer Park in Preston. Available Immediately. 7652131 or 1-800-770-0347. r10/5tfn- o

BILL’S GUN SHOP. Hours 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm M-F, Sat 8am to 8pm. Sunday by appt. We buy, sell, trade & repair. 1-1/4 miles south of Carimona, 19708 Kava Rd, Preston. 507-765-2762. s9/29eow- o WINDOWS $250 DH Style. Installation included. Energy star qualified. Order 4. Customer pays recycling. Government financing available. BBB accredited contractor. Visit www.greensourcewindows. com or call 888/690-9892 MCAN

FOR SALE: High back wall-mount white porcelain bathroom sinks from original Park Hotel in Preston, MN. Excellent condition. Perfect for restoration of older home. Priced at $150 per sink. Call Jason at 507-251-5297. s6tfn- x Giveaway: Beautiful baby crib. 507886-3515. s27- o

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New & Used TRAILeRs

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TRAcToR • New Ventrac Tractors In Stock

• JD 2350 w/Loader • Ford 8N • IH 240 • JD 850 Boomer w/ • IH Super H Loader • MF 1540 MFWD • NH TC33

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7 DAY VACATION: Unable to go. $600 includes Bahama Cruise, 3 days Orlando, 3 days Fort Lauderdale. $1500 value. Call evenings 507-421-2372. s20,27- o


FREE TO GOOD HOME. 7-year-old spayed basset hound. Very friendly, great with kids. Call Debby at 507-202-5227. s27- x

35 NET WRAP big round bales of alfalfa grass hay. 20 big rounds bales of corn stalks. 400 small square bales of alfalfa and grass hay. 507-272-9046. f20,27,5- x

JACK-A-BEE PUPPIES: ICA Registered 5 males that are beautifully marked. Father is Jack Russell/Mother is Bluetick Beagle. Tails docked and dewclaws removed. Upon sale, pups will be micro chipped, dewormed, first set of shots given and puppy starter kit provided. Mature weight - less than 20 lbs. Will be ready for adoption on 3/3/12. $300. Shawn at 507-951-9486. s27- o

Case 900 4-row planter for sale, with dry fertilizer and cross auger. Good shape. 507-459-5487. f27,5- x

Patio/wall flat rock for sale. Have 4 4’x4’ pallets stacked 2’ to 3’ high of flat rock. Asking $100 a pallet. Call 507-4595040 s3tfn- x

EZ-GO & Yamaha GOlf Carts SaleS & Service New & USed Ivan Vreeman harmony, mn 507-273-6928

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 KENILWORTH APARTMENTS and Sylvan Manor of Lanesboro have apts. for seniors 62+ or handicapped/disabled. Rent based on income. Onsite laundry, large communtiy room and patio for tenant use. Call 507-467-2222 EHO r4tfn- o

FOR RENT 3 Bedroom house. $450/month plus utilities. Preston - No Pets 507-259-6740. r6tfn- o For Rent: Nice 2 bedroom apartment east of Harmony. First month free with signed lease and deposit. 507-459-2012. r20,27,5,12- o 2 bedroom house, in Lanesboro. $550 plus utilities. Available immediately. Month to month lease. Wendy 507-7653350. r27,5- x FOR RENT: 2 BR apt. in Preston. $375/ mo. 1BR $300/mo. 507-765-4521 or 507272-9889. r27,5- o

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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NOW HIRING: Companies desperately need employees to assemble products at home. No selling, any hours. $500.00 weekly potential. Info. 1-985-646-1700 DEPT. MN-485. h13,20,27- x

The Preston Park Board is now accepting applications for part-time Park Maintenance help for the 2012 season. This position will include 25 hours per week at an hourly wage of $8.40 and will run from approximately April to September. Applications may be picked up at City Hall Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm. Position will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to applications recieved by 4:30pm Friday, March 16, 2012 at 4:30pm. h27,5- o

EXPERIENCED CAREGIVERS needed in Spring Valley for part-time positions to provide companionship, home-maker support, personal care and other services for seniors at home. Please call 800-974-4803 for more information. h27- x

DRIVERS WANTED! Lawrence Transportation. $1500 Safety Incentive. Sign-on & referral bonus available. CDL-A +1 yr exp req. 800-328-7224 x205. h20,27o HELP WANTED: Housekeeping. Weekends required. Starting in March. 507-468-2936. h20tfn- o OTR DRIVERS - Full or Part-time. Must be 24 yrs. or older. 2 yrs or 150,000 miles experience. Clean driving record. TS EXPRESS, Northwood, IA, 800-328-7646 ext. #7. h20,27,5- x The Harmony Post Office is now hiring an RCA (Rural Carrier Associate). The hours are every other Saturday and fill in for Carrier’s absence. Starting pay is $19.45/hr. Please apply online at USPS. COM. For more information contact Jackie Coyle 507-886-3772. h27- x

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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

Immaculate 3 bdrm, 2 bath, Houston. Split foyer, tuck under garage, huge deck. 507-459-6429. Rochester or LaCrosse Craigslist. e30tfn- o

Farm house in Money Creek on 1.7 acres. 4 BR + 1.5 bths. Many updates. On Craigslist. $170,000. 507-459-6429. e20,27- x

WANTED: Farm land to rent. 2012 and beyond. References available. Call 207271-8411 or 507-202-9424. 2/6-4/23- x

FOR SALE: 35.94 tillable acres in Mower County, Frankfurt Township. Call 507-5297889. e6,13,20,27- x

Hunting land wanted to RENT! Willing to pay top $$$. No tract too large or small. I pay for insurance. Call Pat 952492-5540. f2/6-4/23- x

REAL ESTATE LAND AUCTION. 80 acres Organic tillable. Sat. March 10 Noon. 12885 Mahan Dr., Utica Twp Crawford Co, WI. NWSE, SENE 2 10 5. www.rogerland. com for photos, terms and conditions. See MLS# 4034567. No buyers fee. Roger Johnson, Registered WI Auctioneer 231952. WI MN Real Estate. La Crosse, WI 54602-0214. 608-385-8080. e13tfn- o

House for sale in Spring Valley, MN. 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, garage, black top driveway, new electric with breaker panel, high efficiency forced air furnace. The home needs work to be livable, and is a great opportunity for a handyman with a family who is tired of renting and ready to own. Will sell property outright or negotiate terms to sell on Installment Contract. Only seriously interested callers, call Bobby at 507-458-8558. e20tfn- o

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WANTED: used musical instruments, brass, woodwinds, or violins. Call Ron at 507-765-3390 or 319-610-5057. w20,27o WANTED: A reputable painting contractor to prep and paint the interior of a 2,200 sq. ft. house plus the exterior of a medium sized barn. We pay promptly. Please call 507-467-2270 for more information. w27,5- x

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160 2nd Ave. SE, Harmony - Great investment opportunity, corner lot, great yard, HE furnace, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car detached garage. $31,999 MLS# 4034118 109 Main Street N., Mabel - Remodeled log cabin look, 41x31 heated shop, office, bathroom, display area, 2,048 sq. ft. $56,900 MLS# 4034522

VeRy seCluded spot Lots of privacy. Twelve year old large modular home on 25 acres. Beautiful country setting. Hunter’s dream area. 40’ x 80’ pole shed of which 40’ is insulated shop. Could be handy man’s dream. Bring horses and four-wheelers, plenty of room and trails. 16165 351st Ave, Harmony. $165,000. Always call Randy Barnes for appointment, 507-251-3271. ReCently loweRed $10K Well kept older home on large lot in nice neighborhood, newer kitchen, stained glass window, open staircase, main floor living, newer roof, priced to move. 225 3rd Ave. SE, Harmony. $49,900. Always call Randy Barnes for appointment, 507-251-3271.

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expansive views of the city. Custom cabinetry, hardwood HWY 43. $89,900. floors, fireplace & spacious fam. room. Lg. master suite. 3 car heated garage. Plumbed for 205 Maple St. S., Rushford Classic home with original infloor heat! $215,000 woodwork, open staircase, New roof, windows, boiler, water 207 Elm St. N, Rushford Successful going auto heater and elect. Serv. 3 BR, 2 repair/body shop/sales busiBA, impressive. $124,900 ness & real estate: It all goes, including tools & equip. Be your own boss. Don’t miss out. 201 Grove St E, Rushford, MN New roof; Completely remodeled kitchen; new $349,900. flooring; 3 BR, 2 BA, mainfl. 445511 Hillview Drive Rushford, MN 3200 sq. laund. Close to school & ft. home on 3 AC close to shops. $95,000. town. Gas frpl. up & down; hot tub; expansive master suite; wrap around deck w/elegant BUILDABLE LOT IN RUSHFORD: $29,900. Put up a landscaping; 3 car gar. & heated single family or multiunit. work shop. $289,900. Jeff Darr Cell # 715-495-6948 Rodney Darr Cell # 507-951-3843



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Email EAsy to KEEp & Enjoy: 2 bdrm, ranch home on corner lot. Open kitchen-dining breakfast bar. Huge 2 car att garage.Harmony $112,000


nEw listing: ComfortABlE By dEsign, 2 bdrm, 2 bath townhome offers everything on one level. Open floor plan, generous living space, southern exposure. Huge master bedroom, huge walk-in closet. Attached heated super sized one car garage. Harmony $129,900


HErE’s A HonEy: Super layout this 2 bedroom ranch has beautiful oak hardwood floors & many updates. Covered patio, and X Lg 1 car garage. Harmony $72,500 $69,900

5 ACrEs – 5 milE ViEw: Custom built , 3 bedrm, 3 bath, walk out ranch. Open & bright main floor. LL fireplace, walk out, large deck. Nicely landscaped. Can’t build for this price! $244,900

VieW oVer Lanesboro: Charming 2 bdrm home with open staircase, hardwood floors, high ceilings, and unbelievable space. 1 block to most everything. Lanesboro $96,900

EAsy to Enjoy: Neat remodel, this 2 bedroom offers a new kitchen & bath, 6 panel oak doors, updated plumbing, windows, furnace & more. 2 car det. garage, deck. $69,900

comfortabLe LiVinG: Clean & bright, 3 bedroom ranch, offers a very nice basement with potential. Newer detached garage and a great location. $82,500 Harmony opportunity: Commercial retail/office building with full size 2 bedroom living area on 2nd floor. 2 car det. garage. Separate entrances front and back. Super income opportunity or bring your business to Harmony. Call for details. rEstAurAnt: Excellent business, excellent location. Call for detail. CommErCiAl lot: Main Street location, cement pad, Canton $4,950

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22881 oak Hill drive, spring Valley $149,900 NEW L I S T I N G : Unique log home on wooded lot. Private back yard, storage shed and deck overlooking wooded area - great for bird watching, deer and turkeys. Master bedroom is in loft area, w/walk through full bath. Exposed beams throughout log home.

40 sECludEd ACrEs: Good mixture of woods and open area located north side of the Big Woods. Super hunting, camping, good access. Drake Rd, Lanesboro $120,000

24.7 acre - historic brick HomE: Ideal location, picturesque setting. 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, mature trees, outbuildings. 20 tillable top notch soils. Harmony. $212,000 30 acres -horse/LiVestock propErty: Totally renovated walkout ranch home.Attached 2 car heated garage, with shop space, 36 x 48 steel shed, & small shelter. Fenced pasture with spring fed creek. South of Spring Valley $ 272,900


5 ACrE - HomE & sHop: Traditional 4 bedroom, 2 story, 2 baths, well maintained with new 28x28 garage. Det. heated shop w/220, 60x45 pole shed, 3 acres crop or pasture use. Call for viewing. $121,900

Country HomE on ACrEAgE: Original character intact. Large 2 story home, 4 bdrm, 2 bath. You’ll love the built-ins, hardwood floors, large pantry & home office. Detached garage, 80 x 44 steel shed. On hard surface road. $129,900 21+ ACrE Country HomE: 2 story, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with part finished walk-out basement. 20x20 det. garage plus 28x32 shop, 58x84 pole shed. Barn, cattle shed, 24x60 barn with box stall. Rotational grazing, windbreak & stream. Priced to sell! $177,500


14875 fremont drive, utica, mn. $320,000 Awesome country acreage. Newer home built in 1990 w/3 bedrms, 4 baths, covered porch/deck. Newer - barn w/tack room, fencing and all set up for horses, newer mound septic system on 10.73 acres. This property is move in ready and numerous updates made to the property.

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Building lots: Offered $8,000 below original price. Buy now and build when you’re ready! Newest division in Harmony - 1 soLd - 7 lefts, some walk outs, starting at $14,900. Open to all builders.

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715 North Broadway (Home Federal Bldg.), Spring Valley, MN Email - opEn HousE, sAt. mArCH 3, 12:00-1:30pm 66167 230th Ave, Kasson, mn. $479,000 Country Acreage - 15 acres of country with panoramic views. Custom built home with approx 4,000 sq ft of living space. Lower level walk out, in floor heat, stone center fireplace, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, main floor laundry and mud room. 40x60 pole shed w/attached mother-in-law apartment.

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BordEring Country: 3 bedHousE & sHop: Affordable room ranch with many updates, full living, 3 bedrooms home includes basement offers room to expand, 24 x 40 detached storage building attached 1 car garage and deck. with 12 x 40 attached garage. Harmony $84,900 Greenleafton. $64,900 story brick home 3 bdrm, 2 bath, oak wood floors, open staircase, wonderful enclosed & open porches. Lot With VieW - Lanesboro - Awsome view! Buildable lot, 1/3 of an acre on edge of town. Buy now, build Garden & garage. Preston, $79,900 later. Nice little investment! $31,000

this home is a steaL! Custom built 5 bedroom, 3 bath home. Open & bright with 956 sq. ft. garage. Lower level offers large family/rec area. 2,100 sq. ft. per floor. Harmony - Only $240,000

room for fAmily & friEnds: 4 bdrm, 2 bath home, LL familyrm, brick fireplace, master bedroom, walk-in closets. 24 x 26 det garage. Deck & screen porch. Harmony $122,900 LifestyLe to enjoy! Two bedroom, 2 bath condo, cherry wood cabinets, granite countertops, maple hardwood flooring,12ft ceilings. Enjoy incredible views. Secure Access, Handicapped Access. Garage Stall included Lanesboro $150,000 neW construction - Condo top floor unit in Lanesboro offers incredible views of damn, bass pond, down town and north bluff. Furnace & electrical service installed, water & sewer stubbed to unit. You design and finish to your desire. A suggested floor plan is offered. Garage stall included.


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604 pleasant Ave., spring Valley, $117,500 - Great 2 story. Completely remodeled & updated with new foundation with infloor heat. Lower level is ready for expansion - all sheet rocked and primed. Egress windows for 2 future bdrms, family room and rough in bath. New 26x32 garage to be built this fall. Hardwood floors, orig. wood work.

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prime location near forestville state park. $59,900 Over 4 acres of panoramic views, wooded lot and borders southern branch of Root River which is an excellent trout stream. Enjoy the wildlife and peaceful surroundings from your new home’s deck! xxxx Mayapple Lane, Preston, MN. (near Forestville State Park entrance).


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chatfieLd - Great location for this ranch home on dead-end street. 3 bedrooms on main floor, 2 baths, main floor laundry, 3-season porch, newer water heater and furnace. Could have a 4th bedroom in lower level. Oversized 2+garage. $114,900 chatfieLd - Turn of the century home on large corner lot. Main floor master bedroom, main floor laundry, wood floors, 9’ ceilings, builtins, screened in porch and (28x32) garage/ shop. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, all brick exterior, storage shed, garden area, and combo heat (nat. gas and wood). New Price $114,900 chatfieLd - 3+ bedroom rambler w/2 baths, newer windows, gas fireplace, 2 car garage, vinyl siding. Located close to parks and downtown. All appliances will stay. $129,900 $119,900 chatfieLd - toWnhouse - Great price on this immaculate 3 bedroom, 2 bath townhouse. Formal dining room, living room, open kitchen with center island. Family room in lower level with w/o to patio and fenced yard. Deck is covered and ideal for relaxing. 2+ garage is insulated and sheetrocked. now $134,900 chatfieLd - Ideal location close to school, pool, and parks. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, large foyer, family room w/ build-ins, bookshelves and entertainment center. Deck, storage shed and 2+ attached garage. $139,900

chatfieLd - Absolutely gorgeous home that has been completely remodeled and updated, but has kept all the charm. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, wood floors, new tile, remodeled kitchen, main floor laundry, formal dining room, jacuzzi tub in master bath, covered porch, private patio, fenced yard and huge 3+garage. $149,900 chatfieLd - Spectacular walkout ranch, loaded with extras. Open floor plan offers 3 bedrooms on main floor, main floor laundry, hickory wood floors, 2 gas fireplaces, granite countertops, maple cabinets and trim. Master bedroom with private bath w/ceramic walk-in shower and whirlpool tub, race track ceiling and w/in closet. Lower level family room walks out to patio with built in grill, rec room & 4th bedroom & bath. reduced $249,900 fountain - Ideal home to remodel and earn some equity. New vinyl siding, roof, windows, furnace and electrical. Wood floors, living room, dining room, main floor laundry, 3 bedrooms and large lot. Schools can be Chatfield, Lanesboro or Fillmore Central. Great price at $46,900 fountain - Remodeled and updated 3+ bedroom home on 4 city lots. 3100 sq. ft with 2 gas fireplaces, wood floors, formal dining room and living room, main floor laundry, covered private deck, steel siding and 3 car heated garage and storage shed. $139,900 Lanesboro - great location close to state bike trail and great views of the scenic bluffs. Small studio cottage is ideal for weekend getaway. Room to expand. $37,900 reduced $28,500


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

Lanesboro - Spacious 2-story home on large lot. 3+bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 kitchens, large main floor laundry/mud room plus 2+garage. Newer windows, and new NG/Wood combo heat. Priced at $89,900.

Lanesboro - Charm and character describe this home with original Douglas fir floors. Main floor has high ceilings and archways for character. Lower level is partially sheetrocked. Newer 2 car garage and great location to state trails & park. $114,900 Lanesboro - 3+bedroom ranch with private backyard, 2 baths, main floor laundry, newer flooring, open floor plan, c/a,steel siding, large deck and 2+garage. $124,900 Preston - This large rambler sits on quiet street & had great views of deck. Home has been updated. Large open kitchen and dining room, living room, large master bedroom, and main floor laundry. Large lower level family room with w/out to covered patio. New siding, windows flooring and heated garage. Was $139,900 now $129,900 rochester -toWnhome - Hard to find townhome in Salem Point. Enjoy the water view from the 4-season porch or private patio. Large living room w/ fireplace, separate formal dining room, master bedroom w/full bath and w/in closet. Open kitchen w/center island. 2nd level has 2 additional bdrms, full bath & family room. $345,000, $335,000

farm/acreaGes chatfieLd - 40 acres of prime hunting ground with creek running through it. Ideal for weekend getaways. $188,000 chatfieLd - Great location, 5 bdrm, 4 bath, 2 story home, 1.7 acre lot backs upd to woods. Sol Main floor w/open floor plan, w/kitchen dining, livingrm w/fireplace, 4-season porch, formal dining rm & laundry. LL finished w/familyrm w/fireplace & w/o to patio, 2 add. bdrms, kitchenette/wet bar, & 3/4 bath. 3-car insul. garage, 2 patios, private fenced yard, & 20x26 carriage house w/TV, phone & ethernet. $369,900 Lanesboro - 14 acre paradise just north of Lanesboro. 1 mile from Eagle Bluff, close to Root River & State Trail. Ideal for horses or cattle. Large open kitchen & formal dining room, newer living room with fireplace and knotty pine. Main floor laundry, 4-season porch, large deck with hot tub, sauna, putting green and more. Barn w/shop above and heated shop/garage below. mabeL - Cabin on 16 acres-gorgeous 16 acre wooded site with new cabin, well and septic. Knotty pine interior, steel siding, covered porch, infloor heat, kitchen, bath, laundry and loft area. Ideal for weekend getaway, rec land and great hunting. $149,900 commerciaL - Business not closing, just for sale. wykoff - gold st. restaurant - Established restaurant, turn key operation. Building completely renovated, equipment is newer and all inventory stays. Restaurant menu offers pizza, steak and fish specials, and more. Ideal for catering & deliveries. Additional dining area in lower level. $285,000 $235,000 commerciaL- chatfieLd - Tacades Sports Bar/Restaurant. Excellent opportunity to own this high traffic, well established sports bar/restaurant. Turn-key opertation. Building and all equipment are in excellent condition. Additional bar area for private parties. $540,000 Reduced $495,000

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AUCTION CALENDAR Sun., Mar 4 - Coin, Tool & Household Auction. Held at Spring Valley Sales Auction Bldg., 412 East Park St, Spring Valley, MN. For more info. contact Spring Valley Sales Co. (507)346-2183. Notice in the Journal. Thur., Mar. 22 - 9:30 am, Notice of Upcoming Consignment Auction. Sale site - Gehling Implement & Auction Co., Preston, MN. For more info contact Gehling Auction, Inc. 507765-2131, Notice in the Journal. On-line AuctiOn infOrmAtiOn

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SUMMONS THIS SUMMONS IS DIRECTED TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS. 1. YOU ARE BEING SUED. The Plaintiffs have started a lawsuit against you. The original Plaintiffs’ Complaint is on file at the office of the Court Administrator of the above named Court. Do not throw these papers away. They are official papers that affect your rights. You must respond to this lawsuit even though it may not yet be filed with the Court and there may be no court file number on this Summons. 2. YOU MUST REPLY WITHIN 20 DAYS TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS. You must give or mail to the person who signed this Summons a written response called an Answer within 20 days of the date on which you received this Summons. You must send a copy of your Answer to the person who signed this Summons located at the following address: Matthew J. Opat, P.A. Attorney at Law PO Box 455 22 SE Second Street Chatfield, MN 55923 3. YOU MUST RESPOND TO EACH CLAIM. The Answer is your written response to the Plaintiffs’ Complaint. In your Answer you must state whether you agree or disagree with each paragraph of the Complaint. If you believe the Plaintiffs should not be given everything asked for in the Complaint, you must say so in your Answer. 4. YOU WILL LOSE YOUR CASE IF YOU DO NOT SEND A WRITTEN RESPONSE TO THE COMPLAINT TO THE PERSON WHO SIGNED THIS SUMMONS. If you do not answer within 20 days, you will lose this case. You will not get to tell your side of the story, and the Court may decide against you and award the Plaintiffs everything asked for in the Complaint. If you do not want to contest the claims stated in the Complaint, you do not need to respond. A default judgment can then be entered against you for the relief requested in the Complaint. 5. LEGAL ASSISTANCE. You may wish to get legal help from a lawyer. If you do not have a lawyer, the Court Administrator may have information about places where you can get legal assistance. Even if you cannot get legal help, you must still provide a written Answer to protect your rights or you may lose the case. 6. ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION. The parties may agree to or be ordered to participate in an alternative dispute resolution process under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice. You must still send your written response to the Complaint even if you expect to use alternative means of resolving this dispute. 7. THIS LAWSUIT MAY AFFECT OR BRING INTO QUESTION TITLE TO REAL PROPERTY located in Fillmore County, State of Minnesota, legally described as follows: See attached Legal Description. The object of this action is to determine that the defendants have no right, title, estate, interest, or lien in or on the above described real estate. NOTICE OF NO PERSONAL CLAIM. No personal claim is made against any of the defendants in the action above entitled. Dated: January 30, 2012 MATTHEW J. OPAT, P.A.

NOTICE The Fillmore County Planning Commission will conduct its next tour on Monday, March 12, 2012. They will leave the highway shop at 9:00 a.m. and visit a site in Preston Township where Tom & Shelly Kraetsch of Hidden Valley Campground have applied for a Conditional Use Permit to expand their existing Campground. Chris Graves Fillmore County Zoning Administrator Publish 27

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Request for Quotes, City of Preston The City of Preston is seeking quotes for remodeling work in City Hall. A detailed description of the work to be completed is available at City Hall, 210 Fillmore Street West or online at Quotes are due by 10am on Friday March 9th. Please contact Joe Hoffman at 507765-2153 with any questions. Publish 27 Carrolton Township notice Carrolton Township will hold the March 7th meeting and Board of Audit at 4:30 p.m. due to Lenten Services. Luanne Storelee Carrolton Township Clerk Publish 20,27 preston township meeting change The Preston Township regular February meeting will be held Wednesday, February 29 at 7:00 p.m. Publish 20,27 FORESTVILLE TOWNSHIP BID NOTICE Sealed bids will be received until 7:30 p.m. on April 16, 2012, by the Township Clerk on behalf of the Forestville Town Board for the following: Class 2 road rock that meets MN Dept. of Transportation specifications, with the bidder to have the ability to deliver 100 - 1,000 tons per day anywhere in the township at the Board’s request, and delivery prior to June 15th. Quarry site must be specified in the bid. All other road rock including breaker run rock and 2 ½” rock with fines to be delivered and spread anywhere in the township at the Board’s request. All bids must be per ton for rock. All bids must be per ton for delivery. Also, accepting bids for grading and/or snowplowing. Bids are to be on a per hour basis. All work to be done at the Board’s request and be acceptable to the Board. Also, accepting bids for township roadside mowing/two times per year, bids for township spraying, and bids for mowing of the township hall property. All bids must accompany a Certificate of Insurance for Workers Compensation, Public Liability and Property Damage Insurance. The Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any defects. Please mark envelopes as “Bid Enclosed.” Bids will be opened at the regular monthly meeting on April 17, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the Forestville Town Hall. All bidders or representatives are invited to attend the bid opening. Connie Morger, Clerk Forestville Township Publish 27,5


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Matthew J. Opat Attorney for Plaintiffs P.O. Box455 Chatfield, MN 55923 Tel. No. 507-867-4080 Atty. Reg. No. 82636 LEGAL DESCRIPTION That part of the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 35, Township 104 North, Range 9 West, Fillmore County, Minnesota described as follows: Beginning at the southwest corner of the Northwest Quarter of said Section 35; thence N89°58’42”E, Fillmore County Coordinate System NAD83 (1986 Adjustment), along the south line of said Northwest Quarter, 1039.50 feet; thence N00°49’06”W, 99.00 feet; thence N62°31’50”W, 759.00 feet; thence S63°16’24”W, 412.50 feet to the west line of said Northwest Quarter; thence S00°49’06”E, along said west line, 264.00 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 7.25 acres, more or less. And: All that part of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 35, Township 104 North, Range 9 West, Fillmore County, Minnesota, lying north of the north right of way line of the Minnesota State Recreational Trail, being described by metes and bounds as follows: Beginning at the northwest corner of the Southwest Quarter of said Section 35; thence N89°58’42”E, Fillmore County Coordinate System NAD83 (1986 Adjustment), along the north line of said Southwest Quarter, 1337.95 feet to the northeast corner of the Northwest Quarter of said Southwest Quarter; thence S01°32’54”E, along the east line of the Northwest Quarter of said Southwest Quarter, 360.02 feet to the north right of way line of the Minnesota State Recreational Trail; thence N86°45’12”W, along said right of way line, 9.42 feet; thence southwesterly along said right of way line, along a curve, concave to the southeast, central angle of 49°09’52”, radius of 1687.02 feet and chord of said curve bears S68°39’52”W, 1403.60 feet to the west line of said Southwest Quarter; thence N02°02’01”W, along said west line, 870.07 feet to the point of beginning. Being subject to an easement for the Township Road right of way over the southerly boundary thereof. Containing 15.47 acres, more or less. Containing in all 22.72 acres, more or less; all in Fillmore County, Minnesota. Publish 13,20,27 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Lanesboro City Council will meet at the Lanesboro Veterans Memorial Community Center, in the Council Chambers at 202 Parkway Avenue South, Lanesboro, MN on Monday, March 5, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. to conduct a public hearing regarding an application to the Minnesota Small Cities Development Grant Program (SCDP) for owner-occupied housing and commercial rehabilitation in the City of Lanesboro. Any person wishing to express an opinion on the matters to be considered at the public hearing can be heard orally in person on March 5, 2012 or in writing by mailing comments to Bobbie Jo Vickerman, City of Lanesboro, 202 Parkway Avenue South, PO Box 333, Lanesboro, MN 55949. Publish 20,27

142+/- Acres Offered Sealed Bids

Sealed bids will be accepted until 4:00 PM on March 19th, 2012 at RE/MAX Select Properties, 25 W Center St, PO Box 425, Harmony MN 55939. The property to be sold: is located on County 30, Fillmore County, Section 32, Bristol Township., 142 acres +/-. Bids will be accepted as follows:

Parcel A: 100 acres +/-, 90.2 acres of land currently enrolled in CRP. Seller will pay program buyout. Parcel B: 42 acres +/-, woods



Parcel C: Combination of Parcel A & B, total 142 acres +/Bids will be opened privately by seller and broker. The top three bidders will be notified and must be reachable by phone on March 19. The top three bidders will be required to meet Tuesday, March 20th at 10 am at the RE/MAX office in Harmony, for a bid off. Each bidder will be able to raise their bids until a highest and best offer is reached. The successful bidder will be required to immediately enter into a purchase agreement providing earnest money in the amount of ten percent (10%) down and the balance payable upon date of closing. Possession will be given upon the date of closing. Survey provided by seller. Property is subject to Wind Rights Easement with Enexco Energy, Agreement available upon request All bids must be: in writing, signed by person making the offer, include a return address, best reachable telephone number, and letter of financial approval supporting your offer. Submit bids to: RE/MAX Select Properties, Roxanne Johnson, Broker 25 W Center St, PO Box 425, Harmony MN 55939 Bids must be received by 4 PM on Monday, March 19th, 2012 Seller reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any and all technicalities in the bidding process. Announcements on the day of the bid opening shall take precedence over previous announcements. Buyers must make their own inspection of the property.


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I would like to thank everyone who helped me celebrate my 60th birthday on Friday night, February 3. I can’t express in words how much it meant to me to see so many people at the party. Thanks, too, for all the birthday wishes, cards, and gifts, and a special thank you to Candy Hobbs for the delicious birthday cake. I also want to thank my wonderful family who didn’t take no for an answer when I said I didn’t want a party. Kathy Gudmundson t27- o ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

thank you all for cards, gifts, thoughts and prayers since my return home following surgery at Methodist Hospital. Thanks again for all the concerns. Warren Cummings t27- x ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ THANks to the BP and KFIL for drawing me for the grand prize. Justin Jones t27- x ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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