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County mining ordinance debated By K aren R eisner

Gerri Nielsen received the Horace Mann Abraham Lincoln Fellowship.

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She gets to visit his stomping grounds, where he lived as a young man, and where he left Last year, Gerri Nielsen, who on the train when he became teaches English at Fillmore senator, for five days. Central High School, applied This year, Nielsen filled out for a Horace Mann Abraham an application stating why she Lincoln Fellowship, but she wanted to win the award. The did not win. This year, she contest also included getting was much luckier. On Monday, votes on Facebook, but Nielsen March 26, she was surprised at won because of her application. Only two people of the 50 that the school with the award. “I thought it would be kind won were from Minnesota. of cool to go to Springfield and According to Nielsen, there learn about Lincoln,” shared will be a lot of fun activities those five days. “We are going Nielsen. Winning this fellowship to see the house where he lived, means that this summer, Niels- his old law office, the origien gets an all-expense paid trip nal Springfield capital, and to Springfield, Illinois, where the new capital building,” said Lincoln was born and raised. Nielsen. “There is a Lincoln By Jade Sexton

museum there, and a lot of stuff in town. There will also be some side trips to see other things he did.” Lincoln is Nielsen’s favorite president, so this trip will be very interesting to her. “I want to go learn more about Lincoln,” she shared. “With this election coming up, and these crazy people, I just don’t know why we can’t have a president like Lincoln, where things just get done.” Nielsen said she feels that Lincoln was a real man for the people, and that today’s politi-

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New Rushford trail nearly a reality By K irsten Zoellner

The proposed trail extension, which the city has fought diligently for, is now one step closer to reality. Tied to the existing Root River State Trail, the recreational draw is expected to run north from the current trail, along the eastern top of the levee system, past Creekside Park and the Hoiland Mill, and connect-

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The Sand Committee met for the third time on March 28. Member David Williams outlined his own recommendations for additions and language changes to the current ordinance. There were about fifteen people from the public present representing mining interests and those concerned about the effects of more and larger mining operations. Discussion from both committee members and the public on current regulations and proposed changes was ongoing. Zoning Administrator Chris Graves provided some definitions of various methods of mining. There seemed to be a general agreement that underground mining including tunneling, shafting, or hydraulic dredging would not be allowed. Commissioner Duane Bakke maintained that the surface mine is what we are looking

at. County Attorney Brett Corson said the current ordinance doesn’t bar any specific type of extraction right now and doesn’t mention underground mining. Graves said the ordinance needs to clearly define what is allowed. County Engineer John Grindeland said what starts as a surface mine becomes a pit mine. Bakke noted current sand pits and quarries go below grade now. Paul Leduc, Pilot Mound Township, suggested they have a restriction requiring a limit as to how close they can be to the water table. Bakke suggested geological surveys should help in determining that. Planning Commission member Gary Ruskell questioned whether there should be language as to what is a large or small mining operation. Bakke said the state has rules regarding those over 40 acres where an EAW is required and 160 acres where an EIS is required.

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Williams favored both limiting the size of mines and the number of new mines per township. He was opposed to large scale industrial sand mining. Grindeland felt this was not a concern in our county because the areas available for silica sand mining are limited in the county

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due to restrictions already in place, including Decorah Shale Overlay District, shoreland, and dwelling setbacks. Bakke said they could put a particular size limit in the ordinance as they did with feedlots, saying nobody here wants mines of 500 to 1,000 acres. He suggested if townships wanted to limit the number of mines in their township, they could apply those restrictions.

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Williams insisted there should be a cap on the size. Cristal Cadkins remarked that no one property owner owns enough continuous acres for a large mine. Loni Kemp argued huge companies can assemble large acreages by offering huge prices for land. Williams wanted a limit of 300 feet from the Bluff Impact Zone. Corson said he was more concerned about impacts on streams

and rivers than bluffs. Paul Leduc said if we don’t allow tunneling into bluffs, where is the issue. Graves suggested a restriction of 100 feet from shoreland is a good place to start. Williams encouraged the prohibition of all nonferrous metallic mining. Corson asked why they should prohibit any type of extraction of materials unless there is a public health or safety

concern. Williams pointed to the potential for environmental damage to the area. Corson argued that legally there has to be a reason to have a prohibition. Bakke said hydraulic mining, which can go very deep, is an environmental concern in our area. Rita Leduc, Pilot Mound Township, agreed saying we have karst topography. Corson See MINING Page 3 

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commented that maybe “karst” would be enough to get us past that. There seemed to be general agreement that the use of chemicals for processing on site would be prohibited. Williams wanted to go further and not allow washing on site with water. Mining Plans Williams outlined details he felt were needed when applying for a CUP in an operation plan. Graves said a good solid outline on what they are planning to do is needed, but we need to realize there may be changes. A discussion followed on a requirement to have a traffic plan or a specific trucking route. Grindeland said they need to know the destination for the product and how

they plan to get there. He said roads in other counties will be impacted by traffic that doesn’t originate in that county. Grindeland said this would be product specific to frac sand. Operator Richard Frick asked if truckers of other products pay for road use. Grindeland said loggers do and sugar beet haulers don’t, which are other types of haulers that go to a specific destination, therefore concentrating the truck traffic. Blasting Williams called for a preblasting survey of structures and wells within 1320 feet of a blast site. Blasting would be used to remove the stone overburden. Bakke asked how you could put together a survey showing the condition of all structures as Williams suggested. Loni Kemp encouraged a baseline water

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Monday, April 2, 2012 quality test for wells of people living in the area. Corson said all dwellings have to be back at least 1,000 feet. Williams asked if the county would have any liability if it allows blasting. Frick explained that today’s blasting techniques keep the effect of the blast in a very limited area. Operation Requirements Williams suggested that mines not be allowed to be operated closer than 10 vertical feet to an existing water table. Bakke said they needed to consult the DNR and Donna Rasmussen, SWCD, about that. Williams wanted a restriction on the reduction of surface water within a two mile radius of the mine. Bakke asked how you measure that and noted that water usage is the responsibility of the DNR. Corson said there could be an advantage to this kind of language in the county’s ordinance as the county could say the operation was in violation of the CUP, where the DNR could not. Williams said most ordinances he looked at limited hauling to 70 loads per day from a site. Frick said Winona County’s limit was 70 loads per site unless there was a payment for the road, then there was no limit. Frick insisted roads should be able to handle the loads as long as the road was built to withstand the weight limit it is rated for. Randy Boyum, Pilot Mound Township, asked about other heavy use trucking, like loads of grain going to the ethanol plant.

Bakke suggested they wait and see what Winona County does on this issue. Reclamation Williams wants a detailed plan for reclamation to be submitted when applying for a CUP. He also asks that they provide for a phased reclamation throughout the mining operation. Corson agreed detail is needed and they should try to require specific

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things in the plan. Bakke stated there is not going to be fertile ground under a sand hill. There was some discussion about the assignment or transfer of CUPs. Bakke remarked we can’t stop a bad operator from coming in. Corson said a CUP runs with the ownership of the land. The next meeting will be April 25 at 9:00 a.m.


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C ommentary Obama and the economy By Col. Stan Gudmundson Referring to tax cuts and reduced regulation, Obama in a December 6 speech in Osawatomie, KS said the following: “The market will take care of everything... It’s a simple theory...(that) fits well on a bumper stickCol. Stan er. But here’s Gudmundson the problem: It USAF (Ret) doesn’t work. It has never worked. It didn’t work when it was tried in the decade before the Great Depresssion...And it didn’t work when we tried it during the last decade. It’s not as if we haven’t tried this theory...We simply cannot return to this brand of ‘you’re on your own’ economics...” Andy Stern, former head of the SEIU and ardent Obama supporter asserts that, “The conservative-preferred, free market fundamentalist, shareholder-only model - so successful in the 20th century - is being thrown onto the trash heap of history in the 21st century.” Logically, one of the next things either of these “economic wizards” would have to do is to point to an example of a non-capitalist country not on the cusp of an unsustainable socialistinduced economic disaster that is booming economically and where freedom abounds. If they don’t do that, and they haven’t, that simply means they believe that the only reason liberalism, progressivism, socialism, communism, or the current utopian vision du jour hasn’t worked ever before is that it wasn’t implemented properly. That also means countries who tried these things before failed because their vision was inadequate and/or because,

more importantly, they were led by incompetents. Further, it also suggests that Obama and his followers believe he is a genius who really can create the utopian vision the left believes in. All right, all you lefty socialist, liberal, progressive capitalist haters or whoever you are, here is another opportunity for you to give us at least one great example of a socialist country who has a manifestly sustainable social-welfare system and who is not ultimately walzing down the bunny trail of economic disaster. The last time I challenged you to come up with one I said you could go back as far the Roman Empire if you needed to. Since there was no response, how about if we expand the envelope a little and you go all the way back to the Hittites. Okay, we are waiting for an example. Pause a minute here. We are still waiting...still waiting...and still waiting. Since there are no sound examples and since the silence is deafening, one has to conclude that what Obama believes in is either absolute rubbish or he thinks he and his administration are smarter than any human beings who have ever lived. Victor Davis-Hansen says that, “What makes Barack Obama a different president is...the banal idea that the United States is fundamentally in need of...radical change, and that only a select few like himself have the insight and skills necessary to both implement and preside over it.” Obama “is not content with just picking and choosing which laws he will follow in advancing his social agenda...(it) extends also to freemarket economics, as we seen with the monotonous demonization of the so-called one percent and those who make over $200,000 per year.” By the way, how do you accomplish “radical

change” without destroying what exists? You can’t. That is bad enough but Obama is blatantly disregarding the constitution. Our forefathers, in their efforts to put together an effective government by means of the constitution, worried about just such a problem. James Madison in No. 48 of the Federalist Papers wrote, “It will not be denied that power is of an encroaching nature and that it ought to be effectually restrained from passing the limits assigned it (and) the most difficult task is to provide some practical security for each (branch, ie, executive, judicial, and legislative) against the invasion of others.” And he asks, “Will it be sufficient to trust to these parchment barriers (the constitution) against the encroaching spirit of power?” The Founders dilgently tried to prevent and eliminate the dangers of the “encroaching nature” of power. Their efforts have not been successful. John Podesta is head of a Soros funded organization called the Center for American Progress (CAP) and he was also cochair of Obama’s transition team. In a 54-page report released in November 2010, CAP outlined a variety of methods the Obama administration could use to take advantage of “loopholes and accomplish progressive goals while bypassing the democratic process and Congress.” In the CAP report introduction Podesta said, “the US Constitution and the laws of our nation grant the president significant authority to make and implement policy...The accomplish important change...should not be underestimated.” I believe the Catholic Church can provide you with some perspective on this “significant authority.” And now we get word that Obama’s admin-

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istration is, along with Democrat governors, examining ways to bypass Congress to govern “more effectively.” We are supposedly an “advanced” civilization based on the important lessons of history. How is it therefore that this president and its administration just ignores the constitution and the rule of law? The importance of following rules is not a recent discovery or just an archaic sentiment prevalent on the political spectrum’s right. A little while back, Aristotle pointed out, “The rule of law is preferable to that of any individual.” There is really nothing to stop Obama from shabbily ignoring the constitution as he is doing unless Congress stops him or the voters get rid of him. In this regard, Congress is useless, so we have to send Obama and everyone associated with him packing.

Government this week • Monday, April 2, Lanesboro City Council, Lanesboro City Hall, 5:30 p.m. • Monday, April 2, Preston City Council, Preston Council Chamber, 6:00 p.m. • Monday, April 2, Whalan City Council, Whalan City Hall, 5:00 p.m. • Tuesday, April 3, Ostrander City Council, Ostrander Community Center, 7:00 p.m. • Tuesday, April 3, Rushford Village City Council, Community Center, 7:00 p.m. • Tuesday, April 3, Fillmore County Commissioners, Courthouse, 9:00 a.m. • Wednesday, April 4, Canton City Council, Canton City Hall, 7:00 p.m. • Thursday, April 5, Fountain City Council, Fountain City Office, 7:30 p.m. • Monday, April 9, Wykoff Council, Wykoff City Hall, 7:00 p.m. • Monday, April 9, Houston City Council, Houston City Hall, 7:30 p.m. • Monday, April 9, Rushford City Council, Rushford City Hall, 6:30 p.m. • Monday, April 9, Spring Valley City Council, Spring Valley City Hall, 7:00 p.m. • Monday, April 9, Chatfield City Council, City Hall, 7:00 p.m. Schedule subject to change.

You too Timmy Walz. Having said all of that however, the greatest danger to us as citizens and to our country is not Obama and mythical leftist utopian notions. It is the idea that liberty can take a back seat to other considerations. That is the slippery slope to the destruction of our society and nation. If we have lost that understanding of liberty’s importance, in the long run, it doesn’t matter what Obama or his successors in either party do. Our decline is foreordained. Given the lessons of history, Franklin thought it was inevitable.

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fiancé died. She is hoping to learn a lot more about Lincoln during this trip, and hopefully share more with her juniors next year. Nielsen admires Lincoln for many reasons, but one is that she feels he is a good role model. “Kids need to know that somewhere out there are leaders that you can look up to and admire.”

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Horace Mann Insurance, which was started by teachers, sponsors the contest each year. Two representatives from Horace Mann surprised Nielsen on Monday morning with the award. “I had no idea I was going to get that!” said Nielsen. “I think it’s really cool. I’m really excited about it.”

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Chatfield considers water main Journal Writing Project improvements What would you do? By Karen Reisner The Chatfield City Council at their March 26 meeting authorized McGhie and Betts, Inc. to provide plans and specifications for two water main improvements for 2012. Mayor Don Hainlen and councilor Ken Jacobson were absent. The improvements are expected to improve water quality and provide a capability for better management of the distribution system. The two proposed connections include a connection of the water main on Winona Street to the water main south of Hidden Valley Estates, and a connection of the water main from the west end of Second Street toward Mill Creek Park, then south to connect to the water main at County Road 2. The Winona Street project will require the acquisition of an easement across a vacant property. The estimated cost for construction only of the Winona to Main Street connection is $65,000, and for

the Second Street to County Road 2 connection is $66,000. The design work by McGhie and Betts will cost $4,500 for the preliminary design and $5,000 for the final design. Other Business In Brief •The Chatfield fire service area was expanded to sections 22, 27, 34, and 35 in Sumner Township for all of 2012 for a fee of $863.00. •Authorization was given for the mayor and the city clerk to sign an agreement between the state and the city of Chatfield to receive a $25,000 grant through the Off-Highway Vehicle Trail Assistance Program in 2012 for the Chatfield ATV Trail. •The Chatfield Growers’ Market will operate on Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. through 6:00 p.m. from May 1 to October 31 in City Park. •Teal ribbons will be displayed along Main Street during the month of April during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

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Brianna Kvanli of Spring Valley; Nicole Corey, Daniel Cox, Ashley Gately, Chelsea Hawkridge, Renee Kinstler, Jessica Kruckow, Ashley Merchlewitz, Chad Oness, Sidney Robinson, Melissa Skadson, and Amber Weiser of Houston; Samanth Eide and Courtney Johnson of Peterson; Lacey Hamann and Kelsey Tangen of Fountain; Kayla Hongerholt, Tyler Speer, and Elizabeth Thiss of Lanesboro •Concordia College: Meredith Ruen of Lanesboro •Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC): Amber Conlan of Preston Graduations •Luther College: Carina Schiltz of Rushford, degree in Spanish and Religion, graduated summa cum laude •MN State University Mankato: Jacob Halloran of Chatfield, Master of Arts, sports management; Jesse Halloran of Chatfield, Bachelor of Science, Sports management; Adam Hurley of Chatfield, Bachelor of Science, Physical Education (nonteaching); Jeffrey Olson, Bachelor of Science, Rec., Parks and Leisure Services; Jenna O’Groske of Ostrander, Bachelor of Science, Community Health, cum laude; Michelle Schmoll of Spring Valley, Bachelor of Science, Corrections

President’s List •Western Technical College: Melissa Hirsch and Lacey Spalla of Mabel Dean’s List/Honor Rolls •Viterbo Unversity: Tony Becker, Jaclyn Holger, Steven Koenen, Marie Luhmann, Morgan McManimonMyers, and Emily Zuccarelli, all of Rushford; Rebecca Bakke and Jessica Prinsen of Preston •Luther College: Courtney Bergey of Lanesboro; Alison Scheevel of Preston; Timothy Van Cleave, Samantha Thorson, and Carina Schiltz of Rushford; Emily Griffin, Lydia Peterson, and Lindsey Bratland of Spring Grove •Winona State University: Lindsay Anderson, Sabrina Hatten, Carin Hyter, Ashley King, Addyson Sand, and Kristine Swenson of Mabel; Jordan Aug, Lacey Dols, Leah Dols, Sarah McGarvey, Connor Nagle, and Katherine Sveen of Preston; Melissa Baer, Joseph Bublitz, Rebecca Courrier, Alex Kjos, Blake Lea, Elise Nelson, Jana Olson, Jordan Pelzl, Bailey Rasmussen, Michelle Ruberg, Tracy Todd, Matthew Ulrich, Tiffany Volkman, and Stephanie Wick of Rushford; Erin Bernard, Cassondra Bly, Michael Boyd, and

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hardest part; telling them you love them and you don’t want to go. By letting them know that it’s okay and telling them that they should go on with their lives the mood may be lightened. The next thing I would do is to accomplish everything fun and exciting that I’ve always wanted to do. I would begin by traveling. I’ve always wanted to go overseas: Norway, England, France, Italy, Scotland, Ireland, and maybe Africa or Australia. I’d love to take in all of the culture, but with such little time, I’d only get to spend maybe two days in each country. I also think it would be amazing to skydive! If I had only a month to live I would totally do all of the high adrenaline

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sports: skydiving, racing, things of that nature! The last thing that I would do after all of the fun, would be to get on a motorcycle and drive. Just drive, with no place in mind, no specific time to be there, no instructions to follow. Being on a bike really helps you think about everything. Your head is completely empty and you have time and space to think. Think about your life. Think about your family. Think about what you’ve done and what you didn’t get finished. Time to analyze your good and bad decisions. Being on the back of a bike really lets you think about what you’d do if you only had one month to live. So what would you do if you only had a month to live? Kiah Halvorson is a student at Lanesboro High School. She is one of 8 area students participating in the Journal Writing Project, now in its thirteenth year.

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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 ……………… Thurs. - 7: 00pm & Sat. - 8 : 30pm 207 N May St, Canton, MN 55922 (507) 743-8320 Bethlehem Lutheran Church ………………Fri. - 7: 00pm & 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 ………… Thur. - 7pm, Fri. - 7pm, Sun. - 7am & 9am 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 - 10 : 30am 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 …………………………… Fri. - 7: 00pm Sunday - 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 ……Thur. - 6pm, Sun. - 7am & 9am & 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 …………Thurs. - 7: 00pm & Sun. - 7: 30am 60 Main Ave S, Harmony, MN 55939 (507) 886- 6851 Henry town Lutheran Church ……………… Thurs. - 7: 00pm & Sun. - 7: 00am 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 ……………… Fri. - 6 : 30pm & Sundays - 9 : 30am 254 Main St S, Wykof f, MN 55990 (507) 352-2801 Lanesboro United Methodist Church …Thur. - 7pm, Sun. - 7am & (8:30am - Inspiration Pt.) 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 ………………………… Fri. -4pm & Sun. 8 : 45am 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 ……… Thurs. - 7pm, Fri. - 12pm, Sun. - 9 :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 …………… Thur. - 6pm & 7pm, Sun. - 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 ……………………………… Sunday - 7: 00am Harmony, MN 55939 (Granger) (507) 772- 4474 St Olaf Catholic Church ……………………… Fri. - 7: 00pm & Sun. - 10 : 30am 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 ………………… Fri. - 5 : 30pm & Sun. - 9 : 00am 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 ………………………… Fri. - 7: 00pm & Sun. - 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 - 9 : 00am Lanesboro, MN 55949 (Whalan) (507) 467-2398

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Obituaries Irene M. Grabau Irene M. Grabau, age 94, of Wykoff, Minn., died Wednesday morning, March 21, 2012, at the Spring Valley Care Center. Irene was born March 21, 1918, in Wykoff the daughter of Ernest and Alvina (Westphal) Kohlmeyer. She married Roy N. Grabau October 5, 1938, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wykoff. The couple farmed and made their home on Roy’s family farm in Forestville Township, Fillmore Co., until their retirement in 1981 when they moved into Wykoff. Roy died August 1, 2002. She became a resident of the Spring Valley Senior Living in March 2003. Irene was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church where she was active in the Ladies Aid. She was also involved with a local social club, the Wykoff Senior Citizens and the Wykoff Food Shelf. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, embroidering, crocheting, cooking, baking, canning and gardening. Irene is survived by two daugh-


ters, Verna Savory of Xenia, Ohio, and Belinda (Daniel) Foisy of Coon Rapids, Minn.; one son, Marvin (Shelly) Grabau of rural Spring Valley; seven grandchildren, Scott, Jeffrey and Patrick Savory, Donna and Michael Foisy and Christine Hyrkas and Shannon Grabau; nine great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Vernon Kohlmeyer of Champlin, Minn. She was preceded in death by four sisters. The funeral was Saturday, March 24, 2012, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wykoff, with Rev. Peter J. Sestak officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. The family prefers memorials to the donor’s favorite organization. Thauwald Funeral Home in Wykoff assisted the family with arrangements.

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entered the United States Army on December 7, 1941, at Ft. Snelling. He served as a Military Policeman, being discharged November 20, 1946. “Sie” was united in marriage to Arlene Koball on November 10, 1952, and together they lived in the Spring Valley area all their lives. “Sie” worked as a foreman for Kappers Construction for over 40 years. “Sie” enjoyed spending time with his wife Arlene, antique cars and restoring his 1965 Mustang. He is survived by his wife Arlene of Spring Valley, two sisters, Bessie Berg of Ostrander and Betty (Harold) Westphall of Spring Valley. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, and three sisters. Funeral services for Clayton J. “Sie” Kappers were held Thursday March 29, 2012, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with the Rev Dennis Timmerman and Rev Laura Fladten officiating. Burial was in the Spring Valley Cemetery.

Clayton J. Kappers Clayton J. “Sie” Kappers, age 85 of Spring Valley, died Monday March 26, 2012, at his home in Spring Valley. He was born June 10, 1926, in York Township, Fillmore CounJohannah Vreeman ty, Minn. to John and Louise (Tienter) Kappers. He attended Johannah Vreeman, age 87, of school through the 8th grade and Cherry Grove, Minn., died Saturday afternoon, March 24, 2012, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. Johannah was born January 13, 1925, at the family home in Forestville Towship, Fillmore Co., Minn., the daughter of Charley and Hannah (De Poppe) Hamersma. During her youth she worked 11:00 am - 1:30 pm at the Forestville store doing Menu: Meatballs, mashed potatoes & gravy, odd jobs for her brother and the vegetables, coleslaw, rolls, dessert, & beverage Meighan’s. She attended country Cost: Adults $8.00; Children 5-12 $4.00; Age 4 & under free. school and was a 1943 graduate of Wykoff High School. She married Highland Prairie Lutheran Church Kenneth Vreeman August 4, 1943, South of Rushford, Minnesota in Cherry Grove. The couple made their home in the Cherry Grove area where she was a homemaker and worked at a number of area businesses most recently at Don’s Family Market in Spring Valley. Kenneth died November 1, 2003. Johannah was a member of the Cherry Grove United Methodist Church and was active in their UMW, taught Sunday school and was the Sunday school superintendant. She helped organize the Cherry Grove 4th of July parade, was a member of the Cherry Grove Cemetery Board and was a water monitor for the Root River Watershed. She enjoyed her family, fishing, playing 500, softball, watching the Vikings, gardening, playing the guitar and banjo, going down to the creek on her gator and picking blackcaps for making jam. She is survived by one son, Konnie ( Paula) Vreeman of Fountain; two daughters, JoAnn (Chuck) Forland of Spring Valley and Kim (Jim) Amdahl of Flandreau, S. Dakota; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one sister-in-law, Sue Hamersma of Austin. She was preceded in death by her husband, five brothers and one sister. The funeral was Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at the Cherry Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Mark Rader officiating. Burial was in the Cherry Grove Cemetery. Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley handled arrangements.

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tive effort between Barr Engineering and Yaggy Colby and Associates conducted a hydraulic analysis, as well as a seepage and stability analysis, and the design was forcibly changed several times. Yaggy Colby has now finalized plans, drawings, and project manuals and the city will be accepting construction bids. Results of the bids are expected as early as April 9, if there are no complications. “We will need to ensure that the levees are certified at the correct height prior to the laying of the trail,” noted City Administrator Steve Sarvi. “There’s a coordinated effort needed.” According to David Strauss of Yaggy Colby, the project bid will be separated into two sections, north and south. One reason for this bid split is to allow some leeway for the project should the

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trail south and west of the railroad bridge crossing be deemed unacceptable to land owners. A meeting between the city and land owners will take place prior to any work on the trail. Weather permitting, the construction would begin in May and finish as early as July 13, just prior to the Rushford Days celebration. In other news, Witt’s Pharmacy & Long Term Care has received approval from the Economic Development Authority and the city to allow for the sale of the business to Astrup Drug of Owatonna. The sale includes the assumption of two EDA business loans. Tom Witt intends to pay the early 10 percent balance on all loans at closing, with regular loan payments continuing until then. According to EDA chairman Jim Wolter, the long term care portion of the business will be located in Owatonna. However,

the retail facility will stay in Rushford, along with local jobs. City Attorney Terry Chiglo insisted that proceeding with the approval of the sale would put the city in a better position financially, as having Astrup Drug assume the loans, Witts will still retain responsibility if overall default occurs. Essentially, the city has more people to recoup funds from if a default would occur. The sale could close as early as this May. The council thanked Tom and Vicki Witt for their years of service to the community. The city has also approved the awarding of one portion of the four electrical project bids recently taken. While two of the bids are for required FEMA recertification of the levee system, the other two bids are for planned electrical upgrades by the Rushford Municipal Electric Commission and were offered

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as potential projects within the bid to garner better bid results. The bids were to be paid on unit, rather than a whole, so the city could proceed only with portions based on existing funding levels. “These were outstanding bids,” noted Sarvi. “Let’s get these projects done. They’re the last major piece in a decade of work.” Sarvi also noted the upgrades would make the system safer and more efficient. The project will include the upgrade of electrical systems, including underground installation, and will cost $73,000. The first two required projects total $643,341, of which $636,000 the city has already bonded for. The city’s portion of that required work cannot exceed that amount. The city also continues to ponder its scheduled move to the vacant former Municipal Liquor Store. Entering into an agree-

ment with CRW Architecture & Design Group for professional design services for the renovation of the municipal liquor store, the city has been told to expect three potential designs for the converted facility. Councilor Roger Colbenson questioned the need for an architect to facilitate the conversion. “It’s necessary if we want to use any USDA funds,” responded Sarvi. “If not, I’d still strongly recommend we use an architect,” he continued. The schedule for the project is fairly aggressive and Sarvi has been in contact with USDA, who will have to be notified of any changes in the work prior to it commencing. It’s expected that besides some deconstruction, interior walls will need modification, as will plumbing, electrical, and mechanical systems. Bidding could come as early as April. See RUSHFORD Page 11 

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The items in the facility have been catalogued for impending sale. The profit from the sale of furniture and fixtures could be designated to pay for a portion of the project or to pay down the deficit in the city’s liquor fund. “I encourage us to keep costs of the project well below estimations,” stressed Councilor Vern Bunke. “I think we should avoid borrowing any more money.” The city is eligible for borrowed USDA funds, which could be paid back to USDA at any time without penalty. “It depends on our cost needs,” said Sarvi. The city plans to have as many “rational” funding options as possible for consideration prior to selecting any design process. The next regularly scheduled council meeting is Monday, April 9, at 6:30pm, at city hall. The public is encouraged to attend.

LANESBORO, MN — The Commonweal Theatre Company announces performance dates in 2012 for its Free County Nights Program. Theatrelovers living and/or working in Fillmore or Houston Counties may attend Ibsen’s compelling drama Pillars of Society on Thursday, April 12; the outrageous comedy The 39 Steps on Thursday, May 17; the classic American romantic-comedy The Philadelphia Story on Thursday, June 21; the heartwarming drama The Drawer Boy on Thursday, September 13; and the family favorite holiday tale, A Christmas Carol on Thursday, November 29. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m., and while admission is free of charge, seating

is limited and reservations are strongly recommended at least two weeks in advance. There is a limit of four free tickets per household. Free County Nights at the Commonweal Theatre are made possible with support from the Preston Area Community Foundation, Rushford Community Foundation, Houston Dental Clinic, Randi Berg, M.D. of Harmony, Cross Cuts of Spring Grove, POET Biorefining, The Post-Bulletin, Spring Grove Cinema, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Associate Walter Bradley (Lanesboro), Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Associate Ken Bittner (Winona), and members of Commonweal’s Million Dollar Club. Individuals and businesses wishing to

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Fillmore County Sports Trojan boys add to tradition By Paul Trende Only eight teams in the state of Minnesota ended the 2011-2012 boy’s basketball season with a win. That includes the Rushford-Peterson Trojans. They didn’t win the big one. They didn’t celebrate a state championship on the Target Center’s floor. They took home the 3rd place trophy, and celebrated at the Gangelhoff Center on the campus of Concordia University in St. Paul. Nonetheless, their 2 and 1 showing at state, their efforts all season, have been nothing less than superb. And the Trojans weren’t exactly far from competing for a state crown. They were roughly (potentially) a big toe away. Thompson Ensures 3-Game Experience R-P started their state adventure playing Prairie Seeds Academy (23-2), the Section 4A champion out of Brooklyn Park. Late in the first half, things didn’t look good. The Lycans built a 31-19 lead. But then R-P benefited from a rare 5-point possession. After a Cole Kingsley missed FT attempt, PSA was sited for an illegal substitution (a player entered the game with a different number then written in the book). It warranted a technical

foul. Kingsley made his second FT. Nick Thompson made one of two technical FT’s. Trent Vix, on the kept possession, nailed a threepointer. All told, R-P amassed a 9-0 run to end the half, going to the break down just three. Another Vix three early in the second tied the game at 36. From there, the Trojans scored points on 19 of their last 26 possessions. They made 10 of 14 FG’s during one stretch. The younger Kingsley’s aggressiveness was one big key. Cole had four of those makes, scoring 10 of his 11 in the second half. Thompson was the other big key. He got 21 of his 34 points in the second half, making 5 of 10 threes for the game. Vix added 11. Jorli Hauge grabbed 13 rebounds (9 defensive) to go with his 9 points. The Trojans made 11 of 14 FT’s down the stretch, building the lead to double-digits in the final minute. They blockaded any chances Devin Buckley (17 points), 6’7” Gage Deis (14 pts, 12 rebs, 8 assists), and the other Lycans, could pull off a comeback. The green and gold prevailed 74-68. Total free throws were a huge key. R-P made 26 of 35 (Thompson alone was 13 of 16), PSA 5 of 10.

That Pesky Big Toe The win moved R-P to the semis. They faced 27-1 Southwest Minnesota Christian, the Section 3A champs out of Edgerton. The Eagles lone loss came to Worthington by a single point. They entered on a 21-game winning streak. It was a battle. Thompson and Vix were the two best warriors. By halftime, Thompson had 12, Vix 9, and the Trojans a 28-22 lead. SMC coach Jamie Pap must have lectured his team about defense at halftime, particularly ball pressure. In the second, junior guard Klint Knutson hounded Trent Vix from two seconds before the in-bounds pass to two seconds after each pass/ shot. The Eagle’s defensive intensity made every R-P movement difficult. They held the Trojans to just 2 FG’s over the first 7-plus minutes. R-P’s defense matched the effort though. They held SMC to two FG’s over the same span. An Austin O’Hare bucket at the 10:04 mark gave R-P a 34-26 lead. The Eagles countered with more FG’s, three, in a 1:32-span, than they had in the previous 9:19. The 7-0 Eagle spurt trimmed R-P’s lead to just 34-33, setting up the thrilling, and semi-controversial, finish. A three-pointer by Dominic Nibbelink (4:31) gave SMC a

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38-36 lead, its first since 7-4. Vix answered back from way deep 21 seconds later, putting R-P back ahead (39-38). It was tied or back-and-forth until Andrew Top made two FT’s (0:24) to give SMC a 45-42 lead. With 12 ticks left, Thompson launched a long ball that found its mark. He seemingly tied the game. But the bucket was ruled a two. Officials convened and reviewed the shot via replay. They confirmed (didn’t reverse) the two-call, confirmed SMC led 45-44. R-P fouled immediately. Top made one of two FT’s. Thompson got one more, sprinting-upthe-court, desperation NBAthree for the win, but it was wide left. SMC prevailed. They did so (possibly) by the length of Thompson’s left big toe. Nick led all scorers with 20 points (10 rebounds). Vix was second highest with 14. Top led SMC with 11 points, though the Eagles had five players score 7 or more. R-P had just the two. The Trojans did hold 6’9” Zach Huisken, a 19-point, 12-rebound player coming in, to 7 and 13. Neither team shot well from deep (R-P 3-13, SMC 3-20). The Eagles made two more FT’s (13 of 23), but R-P shot a higher percentage (11 of 14). Fourteen R-P TO’s (to SMC’s 9) was one critical difference. SMC also had

more points in the paint (22 to 14), second chance points (10 to 6), fast break points (6 to 0), and bench points (9 to 0). Some how though, R-P was ahead (or the game was tied) for roughly 30:50 of the total 36:00 minutes. SMC lost to undefeated Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa in the Class A title game 54-45. That Pesky Trent Vix Ensures Third After a very tough loss that ended the R-P dream of competing for, winning, a state championship, it would’ve been very easy for the Trojans to not show up for the third place game, or show up in a lesser capacity. Well, on the second account, they did. Nick Thompson puked before the game. He was noticeably rubbing his (illness irritated) eyes and nose before the tip. The Kingsley brothers also weren’t, hadn’t been, exactly 100 percent healthy, throughout the tournament. Nonetheless, the Trojans played the same way they’ve played all season, hard and disciplined. They were most certainly in it to win. Their opponent, 25-6 Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin (located about an hour SW of Mankato), wasn’t quite so engaged. The Section 2A champs came out flat. Jorli Hauge reaped See SPORTS Page 13 

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the whirlwind of not being boxed out. He collected four put-back buckets early on (had 13 first half points, 15 for the game). Nick Thompson and Trent Vix seemed dead set on disintegrating the nets. They combined for seven long-range makes in the first 18:00. The Trojans ripped off an 18-0 run, taking a 17-10 advantage and building on it big time. At one point, ML/B-O had 14 TO’s and 12 points. At halftime, it was a 26-point R-P advantage (43-17). The game’s verdict was pretty much a formality from there. The record books weren’t. The

Trojans threatened two marks. As a team, they nearly got to the Most Three-Point FG’s Made in a tournament game mark (17). They nailed 15. Trent Vix assaulted the individual 3-Point FG’s Made mark (10). He nailed six, step-back, high-lofting, rainbow bombs in the second half, adding to the three that found twine in the first. Most were from closer to NBA range than high school. He was reinserted into the game late for a go number at #10. Trent got a three up. It just missed. It was back to the bench! All the reserves from both teams got a taste of on-court state tournament action. R-P coasted to a 75-48 victory, a 3rd place crown. It was their

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26th victory of the season (versus 6 losses), a school record. The Wolverines, after a sluggish first half, got better efforts in the second half from big-men 6’4” Beau Herrig (14 points, 6 rebounds) and 6’6” Carter Kirk (14 points, 5 rebounds). Vix’s performance (9-17 from deep, 27 pts, 5 stls) and Thompson’s effort (5-10 from deep, 19 pts) were perfectly fitting caps to their tremendous careers. Their final performances were near perfect paradigms of they’ve done, and what has made them so fun to watch, over the past two seasons. The senior duo, one of the best in SE Minnesota, one of the best in the state amongst small schools, for the past two seasons, went out right. Their stars shined brightly on the biggest Minnesota prep hoops stage. Both made the Class A All-Tournament team. Their reward; a possible trip to Disney World! Just hours after arriving home from the Cities, all the R-P seniors left for the class trip in Florida. The towns of Rushford and Peterson shined on a bigger stage, once again. In Minnesota boy’s basketball history, spanning single-class, two-class, and multi-class eras, Fillmore County has produced 16 boys state tournament teams. Chatfield has one (2005), Preston two (1929, 1973), Peterson one (1986), Rushford one (1989), and R-P 11 (1991, 1997-2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012)! The latest just added to the Trojan tradition. With three soph and two frosh contributors, plus players off a very good B-squad, there’s a strong probability they’ll add more. With Tom Vix as head coach, there’s a strong probability they’ll add more. It won’t come easy. R-P wasn’t the only Three Rivers team successful on the state stage. Plainview-Elgin-Millville pulled out a win in the Class AA quarters, and then rolled to 17 and 16 point wins in the semis and finals, grabbing their first state title. And thus, the Trojans won’t even hang the most prestigious 2012 state banner in the conference! Track Results 03-22 Byron Invitational (Chatfield boys and girls each finished 2nd of 5)

•Top Individuals (boys): Jayme LaPlante (2nd at 100-meters, shot put, & discus); Tyler Wondrow (1st at high jump, 2nd at long jump); Josh Johnson (1st at 800-meters); Nick Haffner (2nd at 110-hurdles); Bradee Brundridge (2nd at Triple Jump); the 4x400 team (N. Haffner, B. Brundridge, Matt Salerno, J. Johnson) took 1st, the 4x200 team (N. Haffner, M. Salerno, Tyler Grover, B. Brundridge) took 2nd. •Top Individuals (girls): Kyndra Neis (1st at Shot Put & Discus); Maddie Talamantes (2nd at 100-hurdles & 300-hurdles); Haley Woltz (2nd at 800-meters); the 4x200 team (M. Talamantes, Ashley Baker, Maddy Kammer, Autum Erickson) took 1st, the 4x400 (A. Baker, M. Kammer, Alex Duxbury, Camille Rasmussen) took 2nd, and the 4x800 (A. Duxbury, C. Rasmussen, Karen Gomez, Kayla Woltz) took 1st. 03-24 Norse Open at Luther College in Decorah (Meet featured Chatfield, Kingsland, La Crosse Logan, Waterloo-West, South Winneshiek, Waterloo-East,

Central Elkader, Rochester-John Marshall, Valley High Schools) •Top Individuals (boys) Chatfield: J. LaPlante (1st at Shot Put); T. Wondrow (3rd at High Jump); N. Haffner (4th at 55-hurdles); B. Brundridge (4th at Triple Jump, 9th at Long Jump). Kingsland: Jordan Meskill (4th at 400-meters). •Top Individuals (girls) Chatfield: the Distance Medley team (K. Gomez/M. Kammer/A. Duxbury/K. Woltz) took 1st setting a meet record; K. Gomez (1st at 1,600-meters); K. Neis (2nd at Shot Put); M. Kammer (3rd at High Jump); Hannah Friedrich (tied for 2nd at Pole Vault; *only four competitors); the 4x200 team (A. Baker/A. Erickson/M. Kammer/Nikita York) took 1st; the 4x800 team (C. Rasmussen/H. Woltz/A. Duxbury/K. Woltz) took 3rd; the 1,600-sprint medley team (A. Baker/A. Erickson/M. Kammer/C. Rasmussen) took 3rd. Kingsland: Lacey Schwartz (3rd at 55-dash, 8th at 200-meter dash, 10th at Long Jump, & was on 6th place 4x200 meter squad).


H. Kuch and the late Harold W. Kuch of Minneapolis, Minn. Parents of the bride are Pam SomaMori and H. D. Mori of Spring Valley, Minn. and the late John Shepard. Jill graduated from Crown College with a degree in Biblical Studies and Theology, and now works for Capella University and belongs to MN Air National Guard. Dan is a graduate of University of MN with a degree in Industrial Technology and works for Building Restoration Corporation. He is also active as a Director of the Roseville Community Band and is a semi-professional trumpet player. The couple will be united in marriage on April 7, 2012, in Minneapolis.

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The Working Mom By Tammy Danielson Life’s Little Surprises A few years ago, I had the pleasure of listening to a presentation at work about “happy people”-- Why are they so happy? What is it about their inner structure that has them whistling on the way to work as they pass their co-workers on the sidewalk who are dragging their feet and briefcases? I am sure you can think of someone who fits in this category or have seen them in their car in the parking lot---you know, the one with the “Don’t Worry…Be Happy” bumper sticker. What I do know is these people see the world and what it has to offer as a reason to get out of bed in the morning and their glass is always half full. My personal opinion is that a small step on the way to being happy is to recognize and appreciate the little things and allow yourself to be “surprised.” To get there a person needs to start believing and standing by all of these catch phrases: don’t prejudge, give everyone a chance, don’t decide your future before it happens, every cloud has a silver lining, find the good in everything. I know this may sound cheesy to some of you, but if you can truly do this, the surprises you find can make your day. And, the surprises, no matter how small, are pretty great.

For instance, my usual after 5:00 routine is to pick up any last minute grocery items we cannot live without until the next day. Now, normally I don’t mind the extra stops, but on this particular day I was dreading getting out of the car and trekking into the store… my feet hurt, I was tired, not my usually perky self, and could have nodded off in the checkout line if given a chair—pillow wasn’t even necessary. But, being the diligent grocery-getter (that my husband is not), I stopped to pick up milk, bread, and cheese. When I got home to put them away, lo and behold there was already a gallon of milk and cheese slices in the fridge, and a more expensive, brand name loaf of bread on the counter. I was in shock…seriously shocked. I knew my husband HAD to have been the one to stop to get them, but this was the first time in 15 years that we doubled up on the quick staples because HE beat me to the punch and picked them up. That was an unexpected surprise that made my night and, even though we had more than enough now, I was sure to thank him for picking those things up. Another recent little surprise came from my great-niece Katryn.

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When I asked her if we should measure her to see how tall she has gotten, she replied, “I bet I am as tall as a panda!” Huh? She is a very spirited five-year-old who remembered after almost two years where we kept my son’s growth chart in the closet of his old bedroom. Surprise. She quickly ran to the closet and turned her heels to the wall to be measured. “How tall am I Tam?” she asked. She was proud to find out she had surpassed the baby panda and was on to the next animal on the growth chart. And, lastly, during a recent visit from my aunt and uncle, I brought out old photos hoping to find out some family history---since my dad has passed and my mom has been in the care center for 16 years. All of those questions I hoped to be asking my parents were now going to my mom’s brother to try to decipher. When I opened the old family trunk full of our family pictures, I found a small box of photos I hadn’t seen before. Where and when did my mom ever get them? Well, my aunt and uncle could quickly recognize friends and family from years ago and to our surprise, secretly wedged between a set of photos, was a small scrapbook that held only five photos. Those photos were of my mom and one of her brothers (my visiting uncle) when they were in junior high and they were showing off the valentine crowns they received in school that day as king and queen of their respective classes. Two photos were very blurry, but the other three were enough of a shock for my uncle to see and brought on the tears for

both of us. A secret surprise from my mom…she is still working her magic. So, try to recognize and cherish the surprises that come your way each day---it is a great balance to the other stressors that life might bring. And, there will be no stress but just FUN and great handmade crafts at the Working Mom and Fillmore County Journal Craft Show on Saturday, April 7 from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Fountain Community Center on Main Street. There is a hot dish contest starting at 11:30 a.m—bring it in hot and ready to be judged. Prizes will be given, and

there is no fee to register….just email or call me to register (tamsbeads@ or 507-273-1414). We also will have two working mom makeovers at 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. and the lunch counter will be open, so swing in there for a bite to eat. Look for the craft show advertisement in this paper. And, speaking of hot dish…give this one a try:

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1 tablespoon butter 1/2 cup chopped green onions 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chiles—(add fresh jalapeno instead if you want to kick it up a notch) 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup 1/2 cup sour cream 1 1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast meat 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, divided 6 (12 inch) flour tortillas1/4 cup milk Directions: 1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a large baking dish. 2.In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and saute the green onion until tender (about 3 to 4 minutes). Add the garlic powder, then stir in the green chiles, cream of mushroom soup and sour cream. Mix well. Reserve 3/4 of this sauce and set aside. To the remaining 1/4 of the sauce in the saucepan, add the chicken and 1/2 cup of shredded Cheddar cheese. Stir together. 3.Fill each flour tortilla with the chicken mixture and roll up. Place seam side down in the prepared baking dish. 4.In a small bowl combine the reserved 3/4 of the sauce with the milk. Spoon this mixture over the rolled tortillas and top with the remaining 1/2 cup of shredded Cheddar cheese. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly. Add diced tomatoes, avocado, or crushed tortilla chips if you like.



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499 2/$ Angel Food Cake Loaf ……………………… 5 $ 99 Harris Texas Toast ………………………1 $ 59 Black Forest Cake ……………………… 9 $ 99 Danish Coffee Cakes …………………… 2 $ 99 Reser’s Jello Molds …………………… 2 $ 99 Golden Plump 12 Piece Chicken …12 $ 99 Oven Roasted Turkey Breast …………4 $

8 Inch • Sara Lee

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Mann’s Bagged Vegetables ………………

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DiGiorno Rising Crust Pizza

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$ 99

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Monday, April 2, 2012


Beth Wilms appointed shared Community Services Director more, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca, and Winona have been discussing the possibility of coming together in order to improve human services at a lower cost over the past three years. In December of 2011, Accenture LLC was hired to provide an operating model and a business case. Accenture project manager Mark Howard explained how events have driven the need for more efficiency including increased demand for human services due to the recession and an aging population, reduced state revenues causing a cost shift to the counties, and reduced county resources. Howard noted the operating model has been built from the bottom up, from scratch. At this point Accenture is looking at how best to govern the organization or Service Delivery Authority (SDA), how the cost is to be distributed among the counties, and how to pay for the transition cost. They are looking at what each county and the whole region spend on human services today, what they will spend if nothing changes, and what they will expect to spend if the counties implement the SDA. Accenture’s projections show a significant cost avoidance which means under the SDA the region would spend significantly less than they would if they continue as individual counties. Over five years the 12 counties together could avoid about $30 million in costs, or 11 percent. State and federal cost avoidance could be about $61 million over five years, or 9 percent. Projections show costs will continue to go up, but at a lesser rate. Howard said Accenture has looked at different formulas for funding. The formula he presented will balance 50 percent on ability of each county to pay or tax capacity and 50 percent on demand for services or population. Counties that spend relatively little per population and tax capacity now



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(including Fillmore County) with this formula actually may spend more in the SDA than they would on their own five years down the road. However, they may be providing additional services. Howard said they can’t have winners and losers. With the 50-50 formula about half of the counties would be winners in five years and about half losers. He said the challenge is how to distribute the $30 million cost avoidance to the counties. Commissioner Duane Bakke said this county always has bragged about our lower spending while still doing a good job. He said he was concerned about equalizing the benefits among the counties. Bakke suggested the cost differences between the counties with relatively low cost now and those that are on the other end of that spectrum are due partly to the spread between counties on wages and case loads. Amunrud noted that the larger counties are going to experience a faster growth in population. Howard asked if current spending proportions should be locked in? Amunrud said counties that have been very prudent in their spending could be penalized. He was also concerned about being pushed around by the larger counties in the governing model. Amunrud

acknowledged that with the SDA more programs would be available. Howard said there would be an improvement in availability of services and the level of services. Amunrud suggested Fillmore County will likely be forced into an SDA by the state in the future, if it were not to join one on its own. Other Business In Brief •Medical Examiner Lindsey Thomas, Regina Medical Center, Hastings, detailed the limitations at the present hospital facility for medical examiner services. Eight counties including Fillmore County participate in the joint powers agreement for services at the Regina Medical Center. She suggested there is a better option than building a stand-alone building to house the medical examiner services. Hennepin County Medical Examiner Andy Baker showed the medical examiner facility across the street from the Hennepin County Medical Center. The facility is well equipped and has adequate room, including some areas that have not been finished. Both suggested a partnership with Hennepin County may be the most economical way to go versus the cost of a stand-alone facility or the problems associated with the present limited space. It was suggested they could maintain the same level or bet-

ter level of service for Fillmore County. Thomas said Dakota and Hennepin counties are working on cost figures. She said it would cost less than a stand-alone facility and more than the current facility. Bakke said he thought it was a great idea and that distance and time is not an issue. Sheriff Daryl Jensen said the change for the county would be minimal. •New access permits were approved for Summit Ag Fund I, LLP, Section 20, Bloomfield Township and Martyn Sholtis, Section 20, Jordan Township. Both new accesses are necessary due to property splits. •A resolution was approved in support of improvements and the straightening of Minnesota Hwy 16 in the area of Duschee Creek between Preston and Lanesboro. A resolution was also sent to MnDot from the city of Lanesboro requesting the improvements for the safety and health of local residents. Twenty-five businesses signed a petition asking for a review of the accident log for Hwy 16. The county asked that MnDot “replace and straighten this road west of Lanesboro during planned repairs to Minnesota Hwy 16.” They also requested the addition of a truck lane. Bakke insisted this is “one of those things that should have been done.” •On April 28 at 1:00 p.m. the Fillmore County Historical Society will dedicate the genealogy library.

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By Karen Reisner The Fillmore County Board appointed Beth Wilms to be shared with Winona County as Community Services Director at their March 27 meeting. Commissioner Chuck Amunrud, recovering from a recent surgery, participated in the meeting via telephone. Wilms was introduced by Social Services Manager Gail Bunge to the board. The contract agreement between the two counties for her shared services was approved. Fillmore County will pay one third of her salary or $3,515.37 per month. Wilms said she will spend at least one day per week in Fillmore County. Her office while in the county will be located in the Public Health section of the office building. Fillmore County Public Health Week Public Health Week was proclaimed from April 2 through April 6. During the week adults over 20 years of age can be screened by appointment from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. for blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose readings. It is necessary to fast for at least nine hours before testing. Other events to be offered at Fillmore County Public Health at 902 Houston Street in Preston during the week include a presentation on Nutrition Labels on April 2 at 2:00 p.m. Testing kits for Radon and Nitrates or bacteria in private wells will be available at specified times during the week. Residents can exchange their mercury thermometer for a digital thermometer on April 6. For specific information on times and availability of testing kits call 507-765-3898. The board approved the purchase of 12 boxes of cholesterol tubes for $1,862.27. Funding comes from a $27,000 UCARE grant. Southeast Minnesota Human Services Redesign The 12 southeast Minnesota counties including Dodge, Fill-

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High risk season for oak wilt Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties Janelle D a b e r k ow, University of Minnesota Extension Educator-Horticulture, has issued a warning to stop pruning Jerrold Tesmer Oak Trees now! High temperatures, accompanied by sunny or partly cloudy conditions between March 13 and March 20 were conducive to emergence of Colopterus truncatus. This is one of the two

principal nitidulid beetle species that transmits the oak wilt fungus. The lack of snow cover during the winter of 2011-12 and higher than average temperatures for the month of March are the basis for the earliest calendar date shifting the risk status of spreading Oak Wilt from “safe” to “high” risk in Minnesota. This means that pruning of all Oak trees should cease for 2012. This updated status for the Oak Wilt risk season will begin 10 days earlier than ever before. Based on recent weather and the flight activity of the beetles that transmit the fungal pathogen, the high risk period began Sunday, March 18.

There are three Risk Season timeframes for Oak Wilt in Minnesota: High Risk, Low Risk and Safe. They refer to the probability that oak wilt will infect a tree. High Risk months in Minnesota are April, May and June. Low Risk months are July, August, September and October. Safe months are November, December, January, February and March. Avoid any wounding during the High Risk (and as much as possible during the Low Risk) period. No pruning and no construction activities should take place near the oaks. If a tree is wounded during the High and Low Risk months, seal the wound quickly (within 15 minutes) with one coat of shellac (preferable) or a water-based paint. If oak wilt is in the area, it’s the High Risk season,

The FCJ reaches over 12,000 household each week. and the wounding is unattended for more than 15 minutes, the probability of infection rises dramatically. The red oak group (red, black, Eastern pin, northern pin and scarlet) are more seriously affected by the disease-causing pathogen. Once infected, they do not recover and die very quickly, often within 4-6 weeks of infection during the growing season. The white oak group (bur, white, bicolor) can become infected, but they often live with the disease for a long time before dying. This lengthy period allows tree care professionals to intervene, even after infection, and can often save the trees. A qualified tree care professional will prune out the dead wood (if the disease hasn’t progressed too far)

Fun for the whole family in Sylvan Park on April 28 You won’t want to miss the day of fun at the Root River Valley Earth Day Celebration put on by the Lanesboro community and Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center. There will be something for everyone. The event runs from 10 am- 2 pm in Sylvan Park, Lanesboro and is free. Activity Fair and Kids Crafts include: •Stenciling organic cotton napkins to use at home •Making a paper bead and hemp bracelet •Making an Earth Day beaded bookmark •Contribute to a mural made with plastic bottle caps with Lanesboro Arts Center •Whittle a walking stick with Project GO •Make fish prints with MN State Parks

•Play carnival games made from recycled materials •See a Black King Snake Presentation Demonstrations include: •Learn how to make tote bags from plastic pet food bags with Lanesboro Local •See how to turn kitchen scraps into rich soil with Gundersen Lutheran Harmony Clinic Informational Exhibitors include: •Fillmore County Recycling •National Trout Center •Fillmore County Soil & Water •Conservation District •Cloth Diapers Today •Simple Soaps for Simple Folks •MN DNR Fisheries •And MORE Entertainment includes: •Readings by Commonweal Theatre Performers •Adults can win prizes on a “Quest for Local Loot”.

Lanesboro Farmer’s Market will begin their season in the park and Eagle Bluff will have starter plants for your garden available for purchase. Also 5th grade students at Lanesboro Elementary, Fillmore Central and St. Johns will have posters themed around “What you do today can make a better tomorrow.” Winning design will be made into a t-shirt available for purchase that day. Sponsored by: Eagle Bluff, City of Lanesboro, Mar-v-Les Tents, Thrivent Financial, Ace Communications Group, Lanesboro Art Center, Lanesboro Local, Commonweal Theatre and KTTC. Quest For Local Loot in Lanesboro Shop Local in Lanesboro and win prizes with Quest For Local Loot on April 28. Shopping locally has never been more fun. Businesses in Lanesboro

The Rushford Question survey results The Findings Presentation of the “Rushford Question” Survey conducted from December through February will be revealed at a public

meeting in Rushford, MN at 7 pm, April 2 at Montini Hall, 105 N. Mill Street, Rushford, MN. The “Rushford Question” was

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Monday, april 9, 2012 thru Friday, april 13, 2012

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designed to elicit positive statements from a random sample of Rushford area residents in response to the question, “What do you like most about the Rushford area?” Carolyn Dunham, Project Director, conducted the research for the Rushford Area Branding Council, a sub-group of the Rushford Area Chamber of Commerce. Dunham reports that the results will be at the same time familiar and challenging. “The uniqueness of this project was that it was the first known random sampling of Rushford Area residents, which either can reinforce past research results, or reveal new things we’ve always known but just haven’t noticed before.” The results of this survey will be used by the Rushford Area Branding Council to help them arrive at a Rushford area brand that will help to attract visitors, prospective residents, and businesses and industry to the area. The brand will “put the area on the map” as a center for rural progress and development. The Findings Presentation will include a presentation by Dr. Dunham followed by a question-andanswer session led by Rushford Branding Chairperson, Doug Botcher, for audience participation. For further information, contact: Peggi Redalen, ohyz1@hotmail. com, 507.450.2291

are participating in the Root River Valley Earth Day Celebration by encouraging you to shop local. And when you do you can win some great prizes. Adults can participate in the Quest for Local Loot and it’s so simple. Participating businesses will have a Quest Poster in their windows as well as a pinwheel by their doors. The Quest runs from 10 am – 2 pm on April 28. Quest brochures will be available at the tent in Sylvan Park on April 28 as well as in participating businesses. For example, you

and if licensed, inject the tree with a systemic fungicide. In most cases, the trees will recover if there are no other health problems affecting them. If oak wilt is established in oak woodland, it is especially important to prevent the spread of the pathogen through root grafts. This is done by cutting through the connecting roots using a vibratory plow. This will need to be done by a professional, preferably a Certified Arborist and if done correctly is a very reliable technique to reduce the amount of oak wilt spread. For more on Oak Wilt and Oak Wilt risk status in Minnesota please visit: could win an overnight stay for two at The Cottage House Inn as well as other great prizes. Winners will be drawn at 2 pm by each participating business. If you win you’ll receive a phone call. You can enter at each business only once, but you do have a chance of winning prizes from multiple businesses. How simple is that? A complete list of participating businesses will be available on the Eagle Bluff website at: www. under the calendar of events tab. Lanesboro businesses offer a wide variety of merchandise and experiences. So get out there, shop and have some fun.

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Fillmore Central approves staff development program By Jade Sexton At the Fillmore Central School Board meeting on March 26, Superintendent Richard Keith explained a staff professional development company called Editure. He had spoken to the teachers about it at a recent faculty meeting, and felt it would be beneficial to use their services. A special part of the program, according to Keith, is an observation piece. The superintendent, principal, or another teacher will observe the teachers. Keith said the MREA (Minnesota Rural Education Association) has picked up a big chunk of the cost for schools that want to participate. The first year there will be a $2,500 joining cost, plus $2,000. Each year after that will just be $2,000. Keith said the cost is comparable to other programs. They may have to have an early dismissal once a month in order to make

time for training for the teachers. The board approved the program, which will replace SEMLAC (Southeast Minnesota Learner Achievement Collaborative). Technology Update Keith said the technology committee met recently and discussed the direction they want to go bringing more technology to the students. They would like to go with MacBook Air for the high school students, and iPads for the elementary students. They also discussed the possibility of needing more staff support when more technology is added. They are currently looking at costs and funding options. Board member John Torgrimson, who is on the budget committee, said they discussed technology at their recent meeting as well. They decided they will need to come

up with $100,000 to update the infrastructure at the school in order to support the new technology, and for the extra support staff. They are looking at leasing options versus purchasing as well. Staffing Changes The board approved the resignation of Athletic Director and math teacher Jane Montgomery. Montgomery has been with the district for 35 years. They also approved the resignation of Diane Hadoff, who has been with the district for 22 years. The board expressed thanks to both for their years of service. The resignation of Jill Hoover, custodian was approved. Hours will be increasing slightly for paraprofessional Kaynell Rindels. She will be at seven hours a day due to student needs. Paraprofessional Terisa Scrabeck will be increased to seven hours a day twice a week for student needs as well.

CRP general sign-up deadline April 6 The four-week Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general signup will end on April 6, 2012. If your current General CRP contract expires this Fall (September 30, 2012) this is your chance to re enroll for another 10 to 15 years. Do not let the April 6 deadline pass by if you wish to re enroll. Call (507) 765-3892 now for an appointment. If you have a Continuous CRP contract expiring

this fall, such as filter strips and wetland buffers you can re-enroll those also. These do not have the same enrollment deadline of April 6, so we ask that you make an appointment for after April 6. CRP is a voluntary program available to agricultural producers to help them use environmentally sensitive land for conservation benefits. Producers enrolled in CRP plant long-term, resource-

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Draft Horses & Driving Horses 11:00am Followed by Saddle Horses & Ponies Selling a complete line of Horse Equipment from Bill Stahl and a limited amount of tack. Also auctioning equipment including a good line of cutters & buggies in real good condition.

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conserving covers to improve the quality of water, control soil erosion and develop wildlife habitat. In return participants receive rental payments and cost-share assistance. Contract duration is between 10 and 15 years. Producers with expiring contracts and producers with environmentally sensitive land are encouraged to evaluate their options under CRP. Producers also are encouraged to look into CRP’s other enrollment opportunities offered on a continuous, non-competitive, signup basis. For more information on CRP and other FSA programs, visit a local FSA service center or go online at DCP/ACRE Sign-Up 2012 Direct and CounterCyclical Program (DCP) enrollment runs from Jan. 23, 2012 through June 1, 2012. Here are some IMPORTANT REMINDERS: •All producers planting on DCP base acres must be identified on the DCP/ACRE contract and receive a proportionate share of DCP/ACRE payment for the farm. •Changes on the farm after enrolling June 1 in DCP/ACRE must be reported to your local FSA office. Changes may include: *Ownership changes *Producer changes (Individuals and Entities) *Change in crop shares arrangements Note: Changes cannot be made after Sept. 30, 2012.

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Both Heath Olstad and Keith Larson have decided not to coach boys’ basketball next year, so there will be a search for new coaches. Credit card account Bookkeeper Kathy Whalen explained that the district can get a Visa account and use it to pay certain vendors online. The account will be no cost to the school, and they will actually get cash back rewards. Superintendent Keith said he thought they could be eligible for $300-$400 in cash back every month. The board approved. Cheerleading The board approved cheerleading again for next year, but only for football, at the request of advisor Melissa Kiehne. Board member Sue Sikkink asked if it would be possible for the cheerleaders to participate in Parents’ Night for the other sports as

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well. Olstad said he would look into it. Other Business Dean Chris Mensink said they are expecting around 61 students for kindergarten in the fall, and they are very excited about that number. The board approved the upgrade of radios at the school offices to be in compliance with new bandwidth regulations that go into effect on January 1, 2013. They also approved a bid for $4,911 to install a driveway in Preston. The driveway will be on the north side of the grass toward the Branding Iron, and will allow people to park on the grass during baseball games. The board also approved the following items: •an open enrollment request for a student at the high school •a revised Internet policy that will go into effect for the 20122013 school year •the revised budget for 20112012 with very few changes

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DIRECTIONS: Approx 4.5 miles from La Crescent, MN on County 25, watch for auction arrows. NOTE: Clean, Hobby Farm type auction! We will be on the trailer, machinery approx 11:30 am. View pictures online at TRACTORS, FARM MACHINERY, MISC: JD-3020, gas, wf, side counsel, 18.4-34 rear tires, shows 4351-hrs; Ford 8N; Allis-Chalmers C, w/2-row corn planter, 2-row cult; Cub LoBoy w/ Woods 42” belly mower; Ford LGT-145 lawn tractor, 18-hp Kohler, front PTO, w/sweeper; JD LX-176 lawn tractor, hydro, 14-hp; Case 100 manure spreader, pto; King Kutter 3-pt mover; Dearborn 2-bottom, 3-pt plow; field digger, 7’ mechanical on steel; 2-bottom trailer type plow, on steel; 8’ grain drill, double disc, w/grass seed on steel; Ferguson 7’ 3-pt, digger; 10’ disc w/hyd cylinder; 2-section drag; small disc; H&S 9’x16’ kicker rack w/gear; running gear w/4’x10’ flatbed; Hesston 1130 haybine; running gear; head mover gear; wagon w/hoist, 7’x12’ box; wagon hitch 18’ tandem axle trailer; 2-wheel, 16’ trailer; small ATV trailer; 16’ tandem axle trailer; Sears hay rake; (2) 11’ apple gate poly grain feeders; ass’t tractor chains; (6) stainless grain feeders; dump rake; (5) round bale feeders; Kewaunee elevator; MF Super 90, diesel; Huskee heavy duty hyd. log splitter, 12 ½-hp; Cub Loboy; Hay-approx 20 large round bales, approx 1300-lbs. STOCK TRAILER, LUNCH WAGON: 2004 WW 16’ alum. bumper hitch livestock trailer, excellent cond; 6’X17’ lunch wagon on single axle trailer. LAWN MOWER, SNOWMOBILES, GARAGE ITEMS: Exmark Lazer ZXP, 60” zero turn mower, 31-hp, liquid cool gas, 152-hrs; Yamaha Venture 600 triple, 2-up seat, 2276-miles; Polaris Indy 440, 3700-miles; Toro 824 XL snowblower; 2-cycle Toro walk mower; Dayton Jobox; Cherry picker engine hoist; (8) sections scaffold; (2) jack hammers (air); 10” radial arm saw; Rotohoe 990 rear tine tiller, w/6-hp tecumsch; Stihl weed eater; Jonsered 2094 chain saw (needs repair); Husqvarna tree trimmer; port. gen set w/19-hp motor, generator doesn’t work; Miller Bluestar 3500 welder/gen, 9-hp Honda; cant hook; post driver; chain hoist; axes; shovels; Stihl HS-74 hedge trimmer; many misc tools; elec winch; wood extension ladder; mortar box; mortar mixer; 2-wheel cart; flat top wood toolbox; emery stone; (2) cream cans; iron wheel single row garden planter; set buggy phils; hay grapple; drain tile; set wall lockers; landscape blocks; much misc. ELK EQUIPMENT: (3) 6’x8’ P&K Fabricating Elk Staging Pens; commercial grade elec/hyd elk/ deer squeeze chute; several elk rack sheds; new tranquilizer gun. SIGNS, POOL, HOUSEHOLD: (8) Schlitz beer; (1) Grain Belt; (1) Blatz; (1) A&W; (2) luminated Chevy logo signs; (2) John Deere signs; Mobil gas & Shell gas signs; 21’ round above ground pool, w/all plumbing; writing desk; wardrobe; glider rocker; bed; dresser; lighted oak china cabinet; card table; (5) wood chairs; folding chairs; Kirby G-6 vacuum; turkey fryer; misc dishes; luminated light house ornament. TERMS: Cash or good check day of auction. Credit Card with 3.5% Convenience Fee. Announcements made day of auction take precedence over any printed matter. All equipment sold AS-IS, WHERE IS . REGISTERED MN AUCTIONEERS: Hoyt Zenke, Elliott Wieser, Kevin McCormick, Steve Schuldt CLERK: Zenke Auction & Realty, Inc., 11511 State Hwy. 44, Caledonia, MN

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Spring Valley City Council hears audit report By Gary Peterson “Things are in good shape.” That was the statement made by Tom Wente of Smith Schafer & Associates after he walked the Council through the latest Financial Summary for the City of Spring Valley. Wente handed out a presentation that outlined the various budget information and then went over each category. Property Taxes are based on the annual tax levy. Tax collections totaled $741,798 and the Market Value credit was $57,445. The Tax Increment Revenues for 2011 was $158,441 and TIF revenues are used for debt service and developer payments. In 2010 the Tax Increment Revenues totaled $171,926. The often-mentioned LGA Revenues represents 35 percent of the City’s governmental revenues in 2011. In 2011 and 2010 the revenues totaled $797,702. The Governmental Fund Revenues remained at virtually the same level they were in 2010, nearly $800,000. On the Expenditures side the numbers dropped from last year. In 2010, expenditures totaled $199,923 compared to 2011 of $190,325. These numbers reflect costs attributed to Mayor and Council, elections, administration and finance, legal, employee safety, planning and zoning and municipal building. The expenditures decreased by $9,598 from 2010 to 2011. Expenses were higher in 2006 due to maintenance

and repairs of $57,866. Public Safety Expenditures spent a total of $346,859 in 2011 on public safety compared to 2010 of $339,493. Police expenditures increased by $10,911 in 2011. Fire expenditures of $66,191 in 2011 were supported in part by: Township contributions of $7,622, State fire aid of $13,993 and charges for fire services of $12,130. Public Works expenditures increased by over $23,000 due to higher repair costs. Parks increased from $180,872 in 2010 to $192,670 in 2011 due to community center remodeling costs. The library saw an increase of $22,031 in 2011 due to higher salaries and benefits costs. Community and Economic Development Expenditures decreased in 2011 to $93,820 from $97,820 in 2010. The unassigned General Fund Fund Balance was set at 118 percent in 2011 up to $1,239,722 from $1,109,633 in 2010. The Library Fund balance was $144,061 as the result of the City levy of $109,568. The Library fund balance equals 88 percent of 2011 expenditures and the Library generated an excess of $1,774 in 2010. The Park Fund balance operated at an excess of $371 in 2011 and currently has no reserve. The Economic Development Fund was reduced by $7,535 in 2011.

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On the Utility Fund side the electric service is supported by ratepayers and the rates did not increase in 2011 while purchased power cost increased. Operating Revenues and Operating expenses nearly cancel each other out at over $2,100.00. Water Fund saw an increase in rates in 2008, 2009, and 2010 and no rate increase took place in 2011. Commercial usage up and lower expenses in 2011 due to employee turnover resulted in an increase in net income. The Sewer Rental Fund is also supported by the taxpayers. There was a loss in 2011 which totaled $46,919 after depreciation expenses of $176,366. In 2004 depreciating capital assets were in 2004. The Stormwater Utility Fund was established in 2005 and operating expenses include $26,892 of depreciation and totals over $75,000. The Ambulance Fund was established as an Enterprise fund in 2010 and transferred $25,000 to the Capital Improvement Fund for emergency equipment in 2011. There is no debt in the ambulance fund. In Summary; •the General Fund unassigned fund balance equals 118 percent of annual general fund expenditures. •The Capital Improvement fund balance of $774,958 is available for future capital needs and reserve fund was closed in 2011. •LGA and market value credit provided $855,147 while property taxes provided $741,798 in 2010 revenues. •all debt service funds are being adequately funded and all outstanding bonds are being paid on a timely basis. •Revenues in the City’s five utilities are generally keeping pace with rising operating expenses, servicing all debt requirements and developing needed reserves for future capital projects. In other business, the Council approved a price increase for Epi Pens for the ambulance. The price has increased from $110.00 to $125.00. The City had advertised for bids on the demolition of the house at Center and Griswold. The low bid was from O’Connell Excavating and Plumbing for $10,300. The total cost includes a dumpster, tearing down the house below ground level, and filling the basement with clean dirt. The price also includes demo of

Power outage in Preston Thursday, March 29, 2012, around 11:16 am, many people in Preston were left without electrical power for almost an hour. City employees believe the power outage was caused by the failure of a lighting arrestor at the south substation. This led to an over current condition, which caused the fuses to blow at the substation. The Preston Public Utility crews switched the electrical feeders on the south side over to the north substation. The south substation is still being investigated to find the cause of the problem. Everyone had electricity restored by 12:05 pm.

The FCJ reaches over 12,000 household each week. the garage. The boundaries of Spring Valley will not change following state mandated redistricting procedures. The polling place for the City of Spring Valley remains at the Community

Center at 200 South Broadway. Approval was given for the Sportsmen’s Club Raffle smelt fry for April, and a reminder from Councilman Todd Jones that the creek cleanup is scheduled for April 7. Online Directory Visit these businesses online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Fillmore County Public Health Blood Pressure Clinic, 10-10:30 Sylvan Manor, Lanesboro and 10:30-11:00 Kenilworth Apartments, Lanesboro. Fillmore County Public Health Blood Pressure Clinic 11-11:30pm, Thurber Building, Chatfield. Bloodmobile in Harmony: 1-7pm, Harmony Community Center. Call Marilyn Bratager for appointment at 507937-3406. Knit it Together, 3:30-4:30pm, Preston Public Library. Knitting for all levels. For fundraiser info, call 507-867-3583.*

Fillmore County Public Health provides free blood pressure checks in Spring Valley, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Hillside Apartments, 409 S Hudson Ave. and 10:45-11:15 a.m. at the Community Center. Merry Meeter’s Birthday Club, 2pm, Kyllo home. Roll call: Bring wedding picture/album. Spring Valley Area Foodshelf, 2-5pm. 1300 West Tracy Rd. Spring Valley.*

Bluff Country Toastmasters meet, 5:30pm, Spring Valley Public Library.* AA Meeting, 7pm, Faith United Methodist Church, Spring Valley. “Living in the Solution.” Newcomers welcome.* Adult Children Anonymous (formerly known as Adult Children of Alcoholics) meeting, 7pm. Call Deb 507-765-5336 for info.* Preston VFW Auxiliary #6893 meeting, 7:30pm, Preston Servicemen’s Club. Chatfield AA meets, 7:30pm in the Pio­ neer Presbyterian Church, 206 Fillmore St., Chatfield.* AA Closed Meeting, 8pm, Presbyterian. Church, Mill St, Rushford.*

THURSDAY, APR. 5 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.* Canton Senior Citizens meet at 1pm for cards and visiting, Canton Community Center.*

Henrytown Lutheran Church- Maundy Thursday service, 7pm. Preston Historical Society meeting, 7pm, United Methodist Church, Preston. Public invited. Preston AA Group, 7:30pm, United Methodist Church, Preston. For more info, call 507-951-6029.*

FRIDAY, APR. 6 Spring Valley Area Foodshelf, Senior Citizens Day, 9am-10am. 1300 West Tracy Rd. Spring Valley, MN.* Fillmore County Public Health Blood Pressure Clinic, 11:15-11:45 a.m., Community Center, Canton. Fillmore County Public Health Blood Pressure Clinic, 1-1:30pm, North Manor, Harmony and 1:30-3:00pm South Manor, Harmony. Henrytown Lutheran Church- Good Friday Services at 7pm at Union Prairie.

SUNDAY, APR. 8 Henrytown Lutheran Church- Easter Sunrise Service/Breakfast at 7am 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, APR. 9 Community Coffee, 9am, Park Lane Estates, Preston.* Fillmore County Public Health Blood Pressure Clinic, 10-10:30am, Cherry Wood Apts, Mabel and 10:30-11:15am Fire Hall, Mabel.

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

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Canton Manor- Canton is accepting applications for 1&2 bd apts. Rent based on 30% of gross income. Must be 62+ or disabled. Includes off-street parking w/plug-ins, on-site laundry, community room, water, trash, storage units and wheelchair accessible unit. 800-676-6505, tdd 507-451-0704, Equal Housing Opportunity. r2- o

J&L Apts- Preston is accepting applications for 1 bd smoke-free apts. Includes off-street parking, on-site laundry, heat, water, trash removal, and wheelchair accessible unit. 800-676-6505, tdd 507-4510704., Equal Housing Opportunity. r2- o

CLEAN AND QUIET 1-bdrm in Spring Valley. $300/mo plus electric. Laundry onsite, large private yard, close to convenience store. Small pets welcome. Avail. May 1. Call 507-922-4227. r2,9- x

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Cherrywood Estates- Mabel is accepting applications for Studio, 1&2 bed apts. Rent based on 30% of income. Family and senior rentals. Includes off-street parking w/plug-ins, on-site laundry, heat, water, trash removal and wheelchair accessible unit. 800-676-6505, tdd 507-451-0704., Equal Housing Opportunity. r2- o Harmony Apts- Harmony is accepting applications for 1&2 bd apts. Must be 62+ or disabled. Rent based on 30% of monthly gross income. Includes off-street parking w/plug-ins, on-site laundry, community room, heat, water, trash removal, and wheelchair accessible unit. 800-6766505, tdd 507-451-0704. www.lifestyleinc. net, Equal Housing Opportunity. r2- o FOR RENT: In Preston 1 bedroom apt. $300/mo. 2 bedroom apt $375/mo. 507765-4521 or 507-272-9889. r26,2- o

Prairie View Manor- Ostrander is accepting applications for 1&2 bedroom smoke-free apts. Includes off-street parking, on-site laundry, community room, heat, water, trash removal, and wheelchair accessible unit. 800-676-6505, tdd 507-4510704., Equal Housing Opportunity. r2- o

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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.

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new listing HARmony 3 Bedroom, Nice Neighborhood. $77,000. Call Randy Barnes for Details, 507-251-3271.

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LAND FOR SALE: 40 Acres - Fillmore County, MN (near Chatfield, MN), 26 cropland acres, 14 acres of wooded/buildable area. Contact Agent: Lindsey Brown - 701371-5538,, Pifer’s Auction & Realty. e26,2,9- o

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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 Farm land contract for deed for sale, $90,000. If interested call 507-259-4744. e2,9- o

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Rushford Manor- Rushford is accepting applications for 1&2 bedroom smoke-free apts. Rent based on 30% of gross income. Includes off-street parking, on-site laundry, heat, water, trash removal and wheelchair accessible unit. 800-6766505, tdd 507-451-0704, www.lifestyleinc. net, Equal Housing Opportunity r2- o

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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.

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borderinG Country: 3 bedroom ranch with many updates, full basement offers room to expand, attached 1 car garage and deck. Harmony $84,900

sCeniC Country VieWs: This home backs up to country, 2 bdrm, 2 bath home, master bedroom, bath & walk-in closet. Large family room with room for dining and game area. 2 car att garage. Harmony $225,000

Comfortable liVinG: Clean & bright, 3 bedroom ranch offers a very nice basement with potential. Newer detached garage and a great location. $82,500 Harmony

this home is a steal! Custom built 5 bedroom, 3 bath home. Open & bright with 956 sq. ft. att. garage. Lower level offers large family/rec area, 2100 sq. ft. per floor. Harmony $240,000

enjoy 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

Comfort by desiGn: 2 bedrm, 2 bath townhome offers everything on one level. Open floor plan, generous living space, southern exposure. Master bedroom & walk-in closet. Attached heated super sized one car garage. Harmony $129,900

effiCient liVinG: One of the nicest affordable properties you will find! Great lot, super location, & well kept. Harmony $35,900

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neW ConstruCtion: Condo top floor unit in Lanesboro offers incredible views of damn, bass pond, downtown 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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lot With VieW- lanesboro aWesome VieW! Buildable lot 1/3 of an acre, on edge of town. Buy now, build later. Nice little investment! $31,000

neW listinG: Surprising spacious 4 bedroom, 2 ½ bath home with large 2 car heated garage. Preston $89,900 just listed: Charming stone cottage, 3 bedrooms, 1 ¾ bath, oak hardwood floors, built-in corner cabinet, fireplace, half acre lot. Preston $79,900

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66167 230th ave., kasson $454,000 - 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. Awesome property with many upgrades

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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, built-ins, 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 - Updated home on 1/2 acre lot close to high school and parks. Large open kitchen is perfect for entertaining. Finished lower level family room, living room and large private patio and backyard. Newer windows and siding. $115,000 Chatfield - 3+ bedroom rambler w/2 baths, newer windows, gas fireplace, 2 car garage, vinyl siding. New roof. 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


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 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. Couldn’t build for this price! $238,500 home on 30 aCres - Totally renovated walk-out ranch home. Attached 2 car heated garage,shop 36 x 48 steel shed & small shelter. Fenced pasture with spring fed creek. South of Spring Valley $269,000


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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 $69,900

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


lifestyle to enjoy! Two bedroom, 2 bath condo, cherry wood cabinets, granite countertops, maple hardwood flooring, 12 ft ceilings. Enjoy incredible views. Secure Access, Handicapped Access. Garage Stall included Lanesboro $150,000

room for family & friends: 4 bedroom, 2 bath home, LL familyroom, brick fireplace, master bedroom, walk-in closets, 24 x 26 det garage. Deck & screen porch. Harmony $119,900

easy to keeP & enjoy: 2 bedrm ranch on corner lot. Open kitchen-dining breakfast bar, Huge 2 car att garage Harmony $112,000

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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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 lanesboro - Spacious and w/in closet. Open kitchen w/center island. 2nd 2-story home on large lot. level has 2 additional bdrms, full bath & family room. 3+bedrooms, 2 full baths, $345,000, $335,000 2 kitchens, large main floor laundry/mud room plus 2+garage. Newer windows, and new NG/Wood combo heat. lots for sale - Chatfield - Fingerson & Donahoe Priced at $89,900.


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22881 oak hill drive, spring Valley $143,000 UnireduCed que 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.

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 & huge 3+garage. $149,900 Chatfield - Absolutely gorgeous 5 bedroom, 2 bath home on 6/10 acre. This ranch home has everything, open floor plan w/formal dn room, lv room, sun room, fam room, rec area, large open kitchen and island bar. Approx. 3600 sq. ft. of main floor living. Black walnut wall & kitchen cabinets, new carpet, ceramic tile & top of the line wood burning fireplace w/brick surround & built-in shelves. 864 sq. ft. heated garage and 20x24 detached garage. $259,900 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

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story briCk home 3 bdrm, 2 bath, oak wood floors, open staircase, wonderful enclosed & open porches. Garden & garage. Preston, $79,900

buildinG lots: Offered $8000 below original price. Buy now and build when you’re ready! Newest division in Harmony- 1 sold – 7 left, some walk outs, starting at $14,900 Open to all builders.

22826 oak hill drive, spring Valley, $329,900 Executive home on approx 1.5 acres of land in Oak Hill Drive subdivision. 4 bdrms, 4 bath 2 story Colonial w/ hardwood floors, main floor sep laundry, formal living & dining areas, family room w/fireplace, potting shed, storage shed, fenced, new mound septic system, perennial gardens & luscious landscaping. LL finished - used as a home photography business. Could easily have a home business run from the abundance of rooms w/various sizes.

briCk home on aCreaGe: Excellent location near Harmony. Historic brick home with mature trees, great yard, offers an affordable slice of country $107,000 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


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farm/aCreaGes Chatfield - 40 acres of prime hunting ground with creek running through it. Ideal for weekend getaways. $188,000 lanesboro/Whalan - Ideal acreage with everything you want or need. Approx. 8 acres with pasture for animals. 50x112 shed with 50x64 heated shop with 14’ ceilings. Outdoor wood burner heats the house and shop. Additional barn and shed for horses/ animals. 5 bedroom house with main floor master, laundry, living room, family room with wood burner, and screenedin porch. New well, roof, hot water heater and furnace. $199,900 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, in-floor heat, kitchen, bath, laundry and loft area. Ideal for weekend getaway, rec land and great hunting. $149,900


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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. $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 neW listinG - CommerCial buildinG - lanesboro Great opportunity to own large commercial building in a high traffic area. Potential business could be retail, restaurant/bar, convenience store/grocery, crafts or many other uses. Can be divided off. Apartment above for rental or personal use. $89,900

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STATE OF MINNESOTA IN DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF FILLMORE THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT OTHER CIVIL - QUIET TITLE ACTION Case No. 23-CR-12-127 Beverly Sandlin, Plaintiff, vs. SUMMONS Winona and Southwestern Railway Company; H.T. Tolmie and Julaette Tolmie; Nellie Persons Roberts and Glenn R. Roberts; Martha Winters and Otto Winters; Minnie Clement and Albert Clement; Albert Groth; Robert E. Groth and Agnes A. Groth; Dean D. Eickhoff and Char J. Eickhoff; Elmer Bly and Betty Bly; Bert Bly and Etta Bly; S.A. Ballard; also the unknown heirs and/or assigns of each of the persons or entities herein named; and all other persons unknown claiming any right, title, estate, interest or lien in the real estate described in the Complaint herein, Defendants. THE STATE OF MINNESOTA TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to serve upon the attorney for Plaintiff an answer to the Complaint which is herewith served upon you, and which has been filed in the office of the Court Administrator in and for said county and state, within twenty (20) days after service of this Summons upon you, exclusive of the day of such service. If you fail to do so, judgment by default will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. The object of said action is to obtain a judgment determining that the Plaintiffs are the owners of the following described real estate lying and being in the County of Fillmore, State of Minnesota, to-wit: Attached as Exhibit “A” title to which is affected by said action, and that the Defendants and each of them have no right, title, estate, claim, lien or interest in or to said real property, or any part thereof, and quieting title to said premises in the Plaintiffs. NOTICE OF NO PERSONAL CLAIM No personal claim is made against any of the Defendants in the above-entitled action. Dated: February 15, 2012 BAUDLER BAUDLER MAUS & BLAHNIK, LLP By: /s/ Kelly M. Wagner Kelly M. Wagner, #0314031 Attorney for Plaintiff 124 N. Broadway, P.O. Box 1268 Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-7301 Order for Service by Alternative Means Beverly Sandlin, Plaintiff, vs. Winona and Southwestern Railway Company; H.T. Tolmie and Julaette Tolmie; Nellie Persons Roberts and Glenn R. Roberts; Martha Winters and Otto Winters; Minnie Clement and Albert Clement; Albert Groth; Robert E. Groth and Agnes A. Groth; Dean D. Eickhoff and Char J. Eickhoff; Elmer Bly and Betty Bly; Bert Bly and Etta Bly; S.A. Ballard; also the unknown heirs and/or assigns of each of the persons or entities herein named; and all other persons unknown claiming any right, title, estate, interest or lien in the real estate described in the Complaint herein, Defendents. Upon Plaintiff’s Affadavit of Publication and the files and records of this action, the Court finds: a. Personal service cannot be made on certain Defendents as they are deceased, unknown, or businesses cannot be found. b. This proceeding involves real estate located in Fillmore County, Minnesota. c. Publication in Fillmore County, Minnesota might reasonably succeed in notifying defendents of this proceeding. Therefore, it is ordered pursuant to Minnesota Statute 559.02 that Service shall be made by publishing the Summons, which shall contain the legal description of the real estate, in a legal newspaper in Fillmore County, Minnesota, once each week for three consecutive weeks. Dated February 29, 2012 By the Court: /s/ Robert Benson Judge of District Court Publish 12,19,26 LEGAL DESCRIPTION – 2.90 Acres That part of Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8, Block 3, and the South One-Half of vacated Main Street, Parsons Addition to the City of Spring Valley, all in the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (NW 1/4 NE 1/4) of Section 33, Township 103 North, Range 13 West, Fillmore County, Minnesota, more accurately described as follows: Commencing at the Northwest Corner of said NW 1/4 NE 1/4; thence South 00 degrees 06 minutes 30 seconds West (assumed bearing) along the West line of said NW 1/4 NE 1/4, 682.88 feet to the centerline of vacated Main Street; thence North 88 degrees 46 minutes 31 seconds East along said centerline, 277.30 feet to a point of intersection of said centerline of said Main Street and the Northerly extension of the Easterly Right-of-Way line of the now abandoned Chicago and North Western Transportation Company Railway (formerly the Chicago Great Western Railway Company) and to

the point of beginning of the tract of land to be herein described; thence South 21 degrees 11 minutes 43 seconds West along said Easterly R.O.W. line or its Northerly extension, 332.85 feet to the North line of Park Street; thence North 88 degrees 46 minutes 31 seconds East along said North line of said Park Street and along the South line of said Lots 4, 3, 2, and 1, 547.42 feet to the centerline of Spring Valley Creek; thence North 31 degrees 28 minutes 46 seconds West along said centerline, 60.79 feet; thence North 50 degrees 40 minutes 56 seconds West along said centerline, 38.92 feet; thence North 26 degrees 39 minutes 23 seconds West along said centerline, 31.14 feet; thence North 06 degrees 46 minutes 42 seconds East along said centerline, 27.57 feet; thence North 24 degrees 18 minutes 45 seconds East along said centerline, 38.31 feet; thence North 10 degrees 14 minutes 24 seconds East along said centerline, 37.45 feet; thence North 28 degrees 10 minutes 38 seconds West along said centerline, 11.70 feet; thence North 68 degrees 05 minutes 45 seconds West along said centerline, 26.96 feet; thence North 86 degrees 15 minutes 31 seconds West along said centerline, 21.13 feet; thence North 75 degrees 11 minutes 18 seconds West along said centerline, 24.80 feet; thence North 53 degrees 25 minutes 35 seconds West along said centerline, 28.55 feet; thence North 17 degrees 39 minutes 44 seconds West along said centerline, 28.37 feet; thence North 17 degrees 42 minutes 12 seconds East along said centerline, 30.44 feet to said centerline of said Main Street; thence South 88 degrees 46 minutes 31 seconds West along said centerline, 278.99 feet to the point of beginning and containing 2.90 acres, more or less. Subject to any easements of record. Publish 26,2,9

*COUNTY PROJECTS* BIDS CLOSE APRIL 9, 2012 FILLMORE COUNTY, MN NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be accepted by the County Engineer, at the Fillmore County Highway Department, Preston, MN until 1:30 p.m. on the 9th day of April, 2012, for the following project(s): S.A.P. 023-612-035; Construct Br #23J59, and minor approaches; on CSAH 12, located southwest of the City of Preston, in Section 11, T102N, R11W. Major quantities include: PC 14’ x 6’ Concrete Box, 62 l.f.; minor approach grading; riprap & turf establishment items. Plan and proposal price for each project set is $50.00 picked up, and $55.00 if sent by US mail. Plans, proposals and specifications can be examined and obtained from the Fillmore County Highway Department, 909 Houston St., Preston, MN 55965, ph #507-765-3854. Requests for plans and proposals must be accompanied by a check, draft or a money order, payable to the Fillmore County Treasurer, in the amount mentioned above. Bids submitted must be individually sealed, and identified on the outside for each specific project. A bidder’s bond or a certified check in the amount of at least 5% of the total amount bid and payable must accompany each bid to the Treasurer of Fillmore County. Fillmore County reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Dated: March 13, 2012 John M. Grindeland, County Engineer Fillmore County, MN Publish 19,26,2

A Petition for Determination of Descent has been filed with this Court. The Petition represents that the Decedent died more than three years ago, leaving property in Minnesota and requests the probate of Decedent’s last will, if any, and the descent of such property be determined and assigned by this Court to the persons entitled to the property. Any objections to the Petition must be filed with the Court prior to or raised at the hearing. If proper, and no objections are filed or raised, the Petition may be granted. It is ordered and Notice is further given, that the Petition will be heard on April 24, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. by this Court at Fillmore County District Court, Courthouse, 100 Fillmore Street, Preston, Minnesota. (1) Notice shall be given to all interested persons (Minn. Stat. 524.1-401) and persons who have filed a demand for notice pursuant to Minn. Stat. 524.3-204. (2) Notice shall be given by publishing the Notice and Order as provided by law and by: Delivering a copy of this Notice and Order to interested persons personally at least 14 days prior to the hearing date. Robert R. Benson Judge James D. Attwood Court Administrator By: /s/ Lynn Benson 3/20/12 Deputy Attorney for Petitioner: Steven Corson #18995 Corson Law Offices, LLC PO Box 65 Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765-2121 Publish 26,2

carrolton township rock quotes Carrolton Township is accepting rock quotes on crushed rock that meets state specifications. Rock is to be delivered and spread on township roads as needed. Certificate of insurance must accompany all bids. Bids must be in the hands of the clerk on April 4, 2012, at 7:00 pm. The board reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Luanne Storelee, Clerk 33011 220th Street Lanesboro, MN 55949 Publish 26,2

*COUNTY PROJECTS* BIDS CLOSE APRIL 9. 2012 FILLMORE COUNTY, MN NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be accepted by the County Engineer, at the Fillmore County Highway Department, Preston, MN until 1:30 p.m. on the 9th day of April, 2012, for the following project(s): S.A.P. 023-598-013; Construct Br #23K16, and minor approaches; on CR 115, located northwest of the City of Canton, in Section 6, T101N, R9W. Major quantities include: PC 12’ x 8’ Concrete Box, 65 l.f.; minor approach grading & bituminous paving; riprap & turf establishment items. Plan and proposal price for each project set is $50.00 picked up, and $55.00 if sent by US mail. Plans, proposals and specifications can be examined and obtained from the Fillmore County Highway Department, 909 Houston St., Preston, MN 55965, ph #507-765-3854. Requests for plans and proposals must be accompanied by a check, draft or a money order, payable to the Fillmore County Treasurer, in the amount mentioned above. Bids submitted must be individually sealed, and identified on the outside for each specific project. A bidder’s bond or a certified check in the amount of at least 5% of the total amount bid and payable must accompany each bid to the Treasurer of Fillmore County. Fillmore County reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Dated: March 13, 2012 John M. Grindeland, County Engineer Fillmore County, MN Publish 19,26,2 sumner township accepting bids The Sumner Township Board will accept quotes for patrolling and snowplowing with equipment of at least 140 horsepower for the coming year that runs from May 1, 2012 through April 30, 2013. The Board requires a truck capable of spreading rock on icy roads and a loader available for loading rock. A certificate of insurance must accompany all bids with a minimum of one million in coverage. Quotes are also being accepted for class 2 aggregate that meets state specifications by the ton only with charges verified by weight tickets, with and without delivery rates, with delivery and spreading to be started no later than June 1, 2012, and completed by June 20, 2012. A certificate of insurance must accompany all quotes with a minimum of one million in coverage. Quotes must be in an envelope marked “Quote Enclosed” and be in the hands of the Clerk by 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 23, 2012. Quotes will be opened at the April 23, 2012, regular meeting. The board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all quotes. Melinda Miller Clerk, Sumner Township 14385 320th St. Stewartville, MN 55976 Publish 2,9

notice to creditors and Claimants pursuant to Minn. Stat. 302A.727 Notice is hereby given. that Root River Country Club, Inc., a Minnesota Corporation subject to Chapter 302A of Minnesota Statutes, is in the process of dissolving pursuant to Section 302A.721. In connection therewith, please be advised that: 1. The Corporation has filed with the Minnesota Secretary of State a Notice of Intent to Dissolve. 2. The Notice of Intent to Dissolve was filed with the Minnesota Secretary of State on March 9, 2012. 3. All claims by creditors or claimants must be in writing and must be filed with: Gerald S. Weinrich Attorney at Law 400 South Broadway Suite 203 Rochester, MN 55904 4. All claims by creditors or claimants must be received no more than 90 days after the later of the date publication of this notice, or the day written notice is mailed to known claimants. Any claimant or creditor who fails to file a claim on or before this date, and all those claiming through or under the creditor or claimant, are forever barred from suing on that claim or otherwise realizing on or enforcing it, except as otherwise provided in Section 302A.781 of Minnesota Statutes. Root River Country Club, Inc. /s/ Gwen Stier By: Gwen Stier Chief Executive Officer Publish 26,2,9,16 fillmore cemetery association The Fillmore Cemetery Association annual meeting will be April 7, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. in the Fillmore Free Methodist Church. Bids for mowing the cemetery are being accepted and can be brought to the meeting or mailed to: Fillmore Cemetery Association, 19232 County 8, Wykoff, MN 55990 Wayne Winslow, President Publish 26,2 pilot mound township rock quotes The Pilot Mound Township Board will accept quotes for Class 2 crushed rock which meets specifications. Two quotes per company are needed: delivered and spread by June 30, 2012, and from the pile price. Quotes are to be on a ton basis. Certificates of Insurance must accompany all quotes. Quotes are to be sent or delivered to the township clerk on or before 5:00P.M. April 9, 2012. The Board reserves the right to reject any or all quotes. William Sullivan, Clerk Pilot Mound Township 28609 310th St. Chatfield MN 55923 Publish 26,2 STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF FILLMORE IN DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE COURT DIVISION Court File No. 23-PR-12-183 In Re: Estate of Gary Albrecht a/k/a Gary Eugene Albrecht Decedent NOTICE OF ORDER FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR FOR DESCENT OF PROPERTY

Fillmore township rock quotes Fillmore Township will accept written bids on a per ton basis for crushed road rock to be delivered and spread. Quotes will be opened at the Township meeting April 9, 2012, at 7:00 pm. The board reserves the right to reject any or all quotes. Bonnie Heidtke, Clerk 26297 County 7 Fountain, MN 55935 Publish 26,2 Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY TO TRANSACT BUSINESS IN MINNESOTA This Certificate of Authority has ben approved pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 303. By filing this Certificate of Authority, the company certifies that it has complied with the organization laws in the jurisdiction of its organization and that it has not filed previously with this office and been revoked and understand that if a filing was on record and revocation occurred this certificate of authority is null and void. The legal name of this company in the Home Jurisdiction: aquaviridis Inc. Home Jurisdiction: Delaware The name and address of the registered agent and registered office in the State of Minnesota: thomas Albert Byrne 125 St. paul street NW, Po Box 369 Preston, MN 55965 By registering, the company irrevocably consents to service of process on it as provided by Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 303.13 and 5.25. This company is a for-profit entity. I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and corrent and in compliances with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath. /s/ Thomas Byrne Dated: February 1, 2012 Publish 26,2 amherst township rock quotes Amherst Township will receive quotes for road rock with fines to be delivered and spread on township roads as needed, or loaded into the township truck at the quarry. Also include quotes for ice rock. Quotes should be by the ton and by the yard. The rock must meet MN DOT specifications and scale receipts will be required and must be submitted with billing to receive payment. All “Quotes” and a Certificate of Insurance must be received by the clerk at the Town Hall on or before 8:00 p.m. April 9, 2012. Amherst Township reserves the right to accept or reject any or all quotes. Hugh F. Fendry II Amherst Township, Clerk 21504 Firefly Road Lanesboro, MN 55949 Publish 26,2

Arendahl Township Rock Quotes The Arendahl Township Board will accept quotes on crushed rock which meets state specifications. Quotes are to be on a per yard basis, also for rock to be picked up at the quarry by the Township. Certificate of Insurance must accompany all quotes. Quotes are to be sent or delivered to the Township Clerk on or before 8:00 p.m. Apr. 4, 2012. The board reserves the right to reject any or all quotes. Keith Brown 32060 Furrow Road Lanesboro, MN 55949 Publish 26,2 rock bid newburg township Newburg Township is now accepting bids for crushed rock to be delivered and spread upon township roads as needed or loaded at the pile. Bids must be in the hands of the clerk by 8 p.m. on Thursday, April12, 2012. The township reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Genette Halverson Township Clerk Publish 2,9 NOTICE OF HEARING FOR A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT FILLMORE COUNTY ZONING REGULATIONS SCOTT & KARRIE ELLINGSON Notice is hereby given that the Fillmore County Planning Commission has been presented an application from Scott & Karrie Ellingson of 23363 Hickory Road, Lanesboro, MN 55949 for a Conditional Use Permit for a 10-site Campground on their property located in the SW ¼ of the NE ¼ of Section 28 Carrolton Township. The land is located in an Agricultural District and is approximately 2 miles northeast of the City of Preston. Notice is further given that said petitioners Scott & Karrie Ellingson will be heard at a monthly meeting of the Fillmore County Planning Commission on April 12, 2012, at 7:03 p.m. in Room 601L of the Fillmore County Courthouse at 101 Fillmore Street, Preston, MN, 55965 at which time all interested persons will be heard. Information will be available at that time as to when the Fillmore County Board of Commissioners will act upon this petition. Dated: March 28, 2012 Chris Graves Fillmore County Zoning Administrator Publish 2 notice The Fillmore County Planning Commission will conduct its next tour on Monday, April 9, 2012. They will leave the highway shop at 9:00 a.m. and visit a site in Carrolton Township where Scott & Karrie Ellingson have applied for a Conditional Use Permit for a Campground in Carrolton Township. Chris Graves Fillmore County Zoning Administrator Publish 2 notice The Fillmore County Planning Commission will conduct a meeting on the evening of April 12, 2012, in Room 601L in the Fillmore County Courthouse at 101 Fillmore Street Preston, MN starting at 7:00 p.m. There will be a public hearing on a Conditional Use Permit request by Scott & Karrie Ellingson for a 10-site Campground on their property in Carrolton Township. Chris Graves Fillmore County Zoning Administrator Publish 2 Bristol township rock quotes Bristol Township will receive quotes for crushed rock that meet the state specifications to be delivered and spread on township roads by order of the supervisors. Certificate of insurance must accompany all bids. Quotes must be in the hands of the clerk of Bristol Township by Monday, April 9, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. The board reserves the right to reject any or all quotes. Eunice Biel, clerk 24983 120th St. Harmony, MN 55939 Publish 2,9

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fillmore township Fillmore Township Board is asking for sealed quotes on the following: Road side mowing, not to exceed 43 miles per time. Must furnish tractor, mower, and fuel. Certificate of insurance is required with quote. Person to operate rock retriever/edger, must furnish own tractor and fuel. Quotes to be mailed by April 9 to Bonnie Heidtke, 26297 Cty 7, Fountain, MN 55935, or delivered by 7pm to Town Hall April 9. We reserve the right to reject any or all quotes. Bonnie Heidtke Fillmore Township Clerk Publish 2,9

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summary of minutes March 13, 2012 County Board Meeting The Fillmore County Board met in regular session at the Courthouse in the City of Preston. All members were not present. Also present were the Coordinator/Clerk, and other department heads and staff, citizens, and two members of the press. The following resolutions were adopted by the Board: NONE The Board approved the following agenda items: • the amended agenda. • the following amended Consent Agenda: 1. March 6, 2012 County Board minutes. 2. Tobacco license for period of April 1, 2012 to September 30, 2012 for ZZ Tap, Canton. 3. Out of state travel and paid leave for Jason Marquardt, Veteran Services Officer. 4. Overnight stays for Human Resources Officer to attend Minnesota Health and Safety Conference. 5. Overnight stay for Human Resources Officer to attend Minnesota County Human Resources Management Association spring conference. 6. Intermittent Family and Medical Leave for employee #1366 for up to 12 weeks. 7. MN Lawful Gambling Premises Permit Application for Kingsland Athletic Booster Club. • memorandum of support and collaboration for Federal Automated External Defibrillator grant application. • resignation to retire from Linda Grabau, Public Health Nurse, effective May 31, 2012. • advertise internally and externally concurrently for a replacement 0.8 FTE Public Health Nurse. • hire of Marla Stanton, as a replacement 0.8 FTE Assistant County Attorney. • advertise internally and externally concurrently for a replacement County Engineer at Grade 18. The following Commissioners’ warrants were approved: REVENUE FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount American Solutions For Business, forms $825.06 Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, services $800.00 Baudler, Baudler, Maus & Blahnik, services $516.00 Farm & Home Publishers, Ltd., publications $550.00 Fillmore County Treasurer-Credit Card, other travel expense, supplies, dues $932.66 Harmony Repair Service, gas $561.33 Herman’s Service, services $679.68 Hewlett-Packard Company, equipment purchase $1,810.49 Mid America Business Systems, services $2,493.93 MN Dept. of Corrections, services $38,556.00 West Payment Center, reference materials $793.75 TOTAL REVENUE FUND BILLS OVER $500 (listed above) $48,518.90 TOTAL REVENUE FUND BILLS UNDER$500 (42 bills - not listed) $7,987.73 TOTAL REVENUE FUND $56,506.63 ROAD & BRIDGE FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount Crop Production Services, services $628.04 Hyland Motor Company, parts $644.52 LaCrosse Truck Center, inc., supplies $853.26 Preston Auto Parts, supplies $514.12 River States Truck & Trailer, parts $1,211.64 Titan Machinery, parts $1,131.03 TOTAL ROAD & BRIDGE FUND BILLS OVER $500 (listed above) $4,982.61 TOTAL ROAD & BRIDGE FUND BILLS UNDER $500 (17 bills - not listed) $1,992.36 TOTAL ROAD & BRIDGE FUND $6,974.97 The above represents a summary of the County Board actions on the listed date. Official County Board minutes are on file in the Fillmore County Courthouse and are available for review during regular business hours. County Board meetings are usually scheduled for Tuesday mornings at 9:00 in the Commissioners’ Room in the Courthouse. Questions regarding the minutes or upcoming meetings can be directed to Karen Brown, Coordinator/Clerk of the County Board at 507/765-4566. Publish 2



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Free to a good home: 8-week old male gray kitten. Litter box trained. 507993-5550. s2- x 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 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

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 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

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The National Trout Cente r (NTC) provides hands-on activities to engage the public in awar eness of the environme nt and coldwater fishery resources of the driftless region and the arts and crafts related to trout fishin g. field sites or the NTC wher Students and groups meet at e experienced instructors will lead activities of various durat ions. The NTC also offer s semin lectures, and workshops on-site at the NTC or prear ars, ranged on location at schools, community centers, or other publi meeting sites. The NTC provi des retail merchandise relate c our mission through webs d to ite sales and in our gift shop.

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Fillmore County Journal 4.2.12  

The 4.2.12 weekly edition of the Fillmore County Journal.