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Collapsed manure pit creates water safety concerns By Mitchell WA lbridge

Munish Kaushal, and his son Aryan, age four, at the front desk of the Spring Valley Inn & Suites. Photo by Barb Jeffers

Spring Valley business owners making themselves at home By Barb Jeffers

In January 2013 the Spring Valley Inn & Suites began operating under new ownership. The new owners are Munish and Raj Kaushal. Munish and his wife Raj have two boys, Aryan, age 4, and Arav, age 3. Munish stated they like the Spring Valley area and the people in the community are “very nice” which has made them feel welcomed since they moved to town. The couple did some minor improvements on the hotel after purchasing it including painting in certain areas. The Spring Valley Inn & Suites has 38 rooms for guests

and Munish says they have “a lot of extra rollaway beds” so they can accommodate their guests as needed. In addition to standard rooms Jacuzzi Suites are available with a king bed, sofa/hide-a-bed, microwave and mini-fridge. According to the website for Spring Valley Inn & Suites, www., other amenities include free enhanced breakfast, Cable TV, guest laundry room, and free wireless internet access, among others. Additionally, according to the website, the business has two computers and a copy machine available for use. The lobby area of the Spring Valley Inn & Suites is very large and relaxing with com-




fortable furniture and a fireplace. There is also a meeting room available for up to 25 people. Munish stated he is happy to have many fine businesses close to the hotel for his guests including the “A & W Drive-In right across the street” which is convenient for persons staying at the hotel. When asked why he and his wife wanted to purchase the Spring Valley Inn & Suites, Munish stated “expansion” as the reason. This is the second hotel the couple has purchased. The Kaushals own an Econo Lodge in Ortonville, Minn. as See SV INN & SUITES Page 2 

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Late on the evening of Sunday, April 14 a manure spill was reported in Fillmore County near the rural community of Canton. Between 9:00 and 10:00 p.m. the caller had reported that a fractured wall of an above-ground manure pit had collapsed, releasing gallons of manure, which then advanced around 500 to 700 feet down a basin to a road, allowing access to local creeks. Creeks affected by the spill include Donaldson Creek and Wisel Creek. Both eventually lead to the Root River.

The manure pit is reported to be nearly the size of a football field and is capable of holding a capacity of more than two million gallons of manure. The walls on the pit are about eleven feet tall. While the name of the owner of the manure pit has not been released by the state, Regional Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Public Information Officer Cathy Rofshus stated that the dairy farm has 495 animal units and is capable of milking 300 cows per day. The See MANURE Page 3 

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Mabel-Canton continues discussion of controlled entry By H annah Wingert

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on April 16, 2013 at 7 pm. All members were present except Cristal Adkins. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. Michael Moriarty made three additions to the agenda. A motion was made to approve the additions and carried. Consent agenda items including the minutes from the March 26, 2013 meeting and the monthly bills were approved. First on the agenda was old business with controlled entry into the school being discussed. Several of the board members were not in favor of a buzz-in and camera system being used to allow entry into the school. Board member Jane Hall stated the teachers and workers in the school need to be vigilant

and be sure there are no doors left propped open. Troy Soiney commented if someone really wanted access to the school, a locked door wouldn’t stop them. Mr. Moriarty said quotes have been made for the addition of a buzz-in and camera system and it wasn’t terribly expensive, costing the school approximately $2500. Principal Jeff Nolte said the school had gotten bids from Custom Alarm, and the salesman expressed concern that the quality of the camera needed to be good enough to easily identify individuals before being buzzed into the school. The board tabled the discussion for the time being, but will revisit it for the next school year. They did decide to add more surveillance cameras to have better coverage of the South and back parking lots although a See MABEL-CANTON Page 9 

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Clinic since Spring Valley is only 27 miles from Rochester. According to Munish “business has been slow the last four months” but hopes they will have more guests in the months to come. Mr. Kaushal said that he and Raj have a lot of plans for the hotel in the future if business picks up. In addition to Munish and Raj, who live and work at the

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Steve Klotz confirmed that a fish kill has not been discovered by field investigators so far; however, staff will be out

Monday, April 22, 2013 taking water samples in the future and will continue to monitor the situation for any signs of concern.

MPCA estimates anywhere from 750,000 to 1,000,000 gallons of manure escaped the boundaries of the pit. All of the manure did not enter the Root River however. Much of it was recovered by cleanup crews as the PCA has been working with the land owner. While a collapse is an uncommon occurrence, the odd spring weather poses flooding concerns and has made conditions difficult for farmers to spread manure on fields. Remaining frost in the ground prevents manure and even rain water from sinking into the ground. The collapsed manure pit is only a couple of years old. It is expected to undergo repairs A collapsed wall of a manure pit near Canton is the origin for for continuing future opera- 750,000 to 1,000,000 gallons of manure to have been spilled, tion. Department of Natural potentially contaminating the water supply of local creeks. Resources fisheries supervisor Photo by Mitchell Walbridge

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herry coordinates all of the advertising sales and marketing efforts for the towns of Harmony, Mabel, Canton, Spring Grove, and LeRoy for the Fillmore County Journal, Olmsted County Journal, Visit Bluff Country magazine and Daytripper magazine.

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Sherry lives in Harmony with her husband, Steve, where they raised their two sons, Joe and Jake. The boys are now grown, both married, and have four terrific children, Cole, Austin, Sophie, and Ellie. One of Sherry’s greatest joys is attending her grandchildren’s sporting events, whether it be the girls swimming, gymnastics and t-ball, or the boys baseball, football and basketball.

Sherry and Steve own and operate the NAPA Auto Parts store in Harmony, “My work with advertising clients in the giving Sherry a good perspective on Harmony, Mabel, Canton, Spring Grove, and retail activities. LeRoy areas have enabled me to keep my finger on the pulse of the communities, and given me the opportunity to assist them in choosing ways to market their businesses.”

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Harmony Promotion Association/Harmony Chamber of Commerce Sherry has been a member since 1986. She works with the Promotion and Beautifcation Committees to market Harmony’s assets and amenities to local residents and tourists.

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NTC fund raising By Karen Reisner George Spangler, National Trout Center (NTC), reviewed the quarterly financial position of the center at the Preston City Council’s April 15 meeting. He said the NTC depends on the city council for both moral and fiscal support. Spangler detailed the efforts that have been made during this legislative session to have the NTC included in the state bonding bill to provide funding for a new permanent home for the center. He believes they were well received by the House Capital Investment Committee. The center is expected to have an impact locally, regionally, and state wide. Spangler reported that Representative Greg Davids thinks they are more likely to have success next year. Senator Jeremy Miller and Davids both support the NTC. Councilman Robert Maust suggested over the last four years the citizens of Preston have supported the center with as much as $90,000. Spangler explained that a feasibility study completed for the NTC suggested it would take ten to fifteen years to bring in revenue equivalent to expenditures. When we will get to self sufficiency, remarked Spangler, “at this point is just a guess.” There was concern about the budget plan for the center. With the hire of full time Director of Programs and Operations Heath Sershen the budgeted funds could fall short due to the cost of health insurance for the full time employee. It was noted Sershen was to receive the same benefits as other city employees. Preston Tourism Director Kathy Dahl also works one and one-half days for the NTC to do marketing and communications. Mayor Kurt Reicks later directed NTC officials and city staff to do a revised budget before the next quarterly report. By that time it is expected that the NTC will be able to provide an estimate of the amount of money that can be raised through fund raising efforts. Sershen detailed a variety of fund raising efforts in the works. Preston citizens will soon get an “ask letter” with their utility bill. The letter is intended to generate income and increase awareness. In addition Sershen has been working to identify grants that can be

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used for operations. Other revenue possibilities include classes geared to the art of fishing, a Tri-Athlon (peddling, paddling, and fishing), geology bus tour, web donations, and more. Spangler said this is the year that we will find out which revenue streams are worth developing. Appeals and Equalization County Assessor Cynthia Blagsvedt gave a summary of assessed property values in Preston. For the 2013 assessment home values in Preston were reduced twenty-five percent, commercial/industrial values were up five percent, and agricultural property values were up twenty-five percent. These values are determined by a sample of property sales. The total 2013 assessment value for Preston was down slightly over seven percent due to the decrease in the estimated market value of homes. During the public hearing, the public can challenge the assessed value (estimated market value) of a property. Mitch Henderson, representing POET, questioned the reassessment of the ethanol plant. Blagsvedt explained ethanol plants within the state were looked at by the Department of Revenue. The Preston plant was reviewed in October. She said POET in Preston had added fermentation tanks, and other improvements that had not been valued for 2012. These additions contributed to the estimated market value almost doubling for 2013. Henderson maintained the market value increased 57 percent due to a number of line items that were added. He called the figure an “eye popper.” Maust asked if there was a large capital improvement in the last year. Henderson said there was. Blagsvedt said the last time the plant was reviewed was five years ago. She said she could show him a spread sheet from the Department of Revenue to show the values. Blagsvedt explained if the council decided against any change, POET could go to the county board. Because the council is required to make a decision within 20 days, they decided to hold their first May meeting on April 29 and recess the hearing until then. POET could make their case at that time. Henderson noted POET may decide to do nothing in the mean time. Other Business In Brief •Main Street from St. Anthony Street to Houston Street will be closed on May 18 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the Trout Days Car Show. The county has approved closures on CSAH 12 and 17. Chatfield Avenue from Fillmore Central Elementary to St. Paul Street will be closed from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. •Collin Bennett was approved to be hired as the city’s summer helper. He was selected from seven applicants. •The council voted to renew their insurance with LMCIT Insurance.

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ing was off. The person collecting the dirty linens came after the clean towels were delivered. The patients kept a watchful eye on the emply place on the night stand waiting for fresh linen, which never arrived. One evening I unfolded my night gown and was startled to find it the size for a ten-yearold. No way it could cover my one hundred and ninety-eight pounds. Such small matters are cheerfully corrected. In a nursing home details are often important: the arrangement of pillows, adjusting the lighting and keeping the water pitcher full. In the middle of the night I reached confidently for the jug to fill my glass. It hadn’t occured to me the “spout” might be in a different place. Instead of being opposite the handle it was now on the side. In the darkness I ended up watering my bedside table and all the papers and objects carefully arranged there on.

Of course drinking all the water results in waking every two hours at night and a trip to the bathroom, which is just as well, in that time the ice packs on my injured knee have warmed and need to be replaced. We have our lighter moments. We have musicians, concerts, sing-alongs and we often play bingo. One Sunday I thought I was headed for a concert and found myself at a Baptist Church service. The message offered by the lay-preacher was “We don’t lose our value as human beings by losing our abilities.” As night approaches, I remove my teddy stockings and slipper socks. Take my meds, arrange the ice packs, pillows, turn down the lights. As the cold penetrates and numbs the soreness of my injured knee I sink gratefully into the sheets and sigh, Ah! Purrfect!

pollution standards is before frac sand demand rises, and the activity speeds up. Right now our legislature is considering Senate File 796 authored by Sen. Schmit of Red Wing. This bill goes a long way towards protecting our water in southeast Minnesota. The bill Letter about Gov. Dayton to requires that frac sand mining help protect our water from frac sand mining in southeast Minnesota be a To the Editor, mile from a sensitive stream, As a resident of karst country, that you cannot mine for frac I know how easily our water sand within 25 feet of the water supply for the future can be table and that frac sand facilities polluted. I am concerned that can’t use our limited groundwafrac sand mining is trying to ter. This bill gives some protecpush into our area with only tions for our water supply in weak state regulations in place southeast Minnesota. Without to protect our water. the moratorium we need strong I was disappointed when Gov- standards now. Gov. Dayton ernor Dayton said he did not needs to support this bill and support a moratorium to study getting these strong standards the environmental impacts of frac sand mining before we let it into our area. The best time to gather data to set strong

adopted. Call the Governor toll-free at 1-800-657-3717 and let him know how important this is to you and our region. Harvey Benson Harmony, MN

By Yvonne Nyenhuis There are angels who walk among us. They tread the halls of the nursing home where I am recovering from knee surgery. We humans are subject to the winds of time which sweep us along without consulting our will. We are carYvonne ried along on Nyenhuis a currant and sometimes find ourselves edding in pools of helplessness, pain and frustration. Surgery exposes us to fear, uncertainty and surrenders control of our bodys and emotions to strangers. What borders on miraculous is the compassion, sensitivity and wisdom of my caretakers

in this nether world in which I find myself. Three months ago I had replacement surgery in my right knee. On April 1st, I had surgery on the left knee, then returned to the nursing facility where I received a warm welcome. I joined the parade of wheel chairs in the hall where patients hailed each other. “How are you?” they ask. “Just fine.” Fine just fine, the resounding answer. Which poses the question, if we are all “just fine” why are we here? One person you don’t want to see first thing in the morning is your therapist. She is often young, pretty with bright eyes and a playful smile. She is there to inflict pain. Actually there is no good time to exercise but without it there will be no recovery. As I ease my foot forward curling my toes and pressing down on my thigh, my mentor murmers, “Perfect,” with satisfaction. I come to find out

the word “perfect” is agreed on universally among all my caregivers. The smallest accomplishment is celebrated and softly the word “perfect” which is rolled out slowly with extra “R’s” as in “Purrfect!” Periodically throughout the day from early mornings light, they take our vitals. Blood pressure has long been a source of suspicion to me. It’s numbers fluctuate like the stock market or gas prices at the pump. If you don’t like the result - you just do it over until the numbers are more favorable. Not usually a subject of public discourse, the words “bowel movement” is considered important and of great interest. You aren’t allowed to go home until you perform. My favorite Dr. Oz Show was devoted to the intestinal track and it’s wonders. Every worker here has certain duties. One collects the dirty towels and gowns daily. Another follows, bringing fresh towels and gowns. One day their tim-

Letter about rebuttal to the writer from Harmony To the Editor, The April 15th Journal contains a letter critical of my recent factual analysis of the Obama/ Biden gun control plan. The writer not only misrepresented my positions, but the letter was obviously meant to be insulting and demeaning. I am not offended. In his defense, what choice did the writer have? He made no effort to refute the quotes from Mr. Obama, Mr. Biden, Mr. Schumer, or Ms Feinstein. They were direct and in context. He did not try to debunk the numbers on instant background checks obtained from Syracuse University. The numbers are verifiable and correct. He could not quote one fact that would support his assertion the proposed legislation will keep our children or our innocent citi-

zens safer. Not surprising. Hype, emotion, and rhetoric are all proponents of the proposed legislation have to work with. He did refer to [ Newtown killer] Adam Lanza and the killers at Aurora, CO., Phonix AZ., Oak Creek, and Virginia Tech as “ law abiding citizens”. I admit being offended by that. They are in fact criminal mental psycopaths who should, but currently do not, generate a “hit” in the system. People who buy into an idea that has no facts, proof or statistics to back it up are the ones who are taken “hook, line and sinker.” The writer from Harmony is one of those most likely to end up in the net, not people who like facts and truth absent misleading spin. But by all means, sir, keep on writing!! Emotion filled letters, entirely devoid of logic and facts, do more to promote the cause

of liberty than you can possibly know! They drive home the fact that eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. PS readers: contact your legislators TODAY!! Jeff Erding Wykoff, MN

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C ommentary Letter about Skare letter to the editor To the Editor, Mr. Rod Skare accuses contributor Yvonne Nyenhuis of being historically uninformed. Talk about a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black! Mr. Skare, Hitler wasn’t a Polish Corporal: he was an Austrian Corporal, serving in a Bavarian regiment. Neither Hitler or Stalin confiscated all weapons from their citizenry. This is one of many right wing myths. The Weimar Republic, a democracy established in Germany after WW1, enacted strict gun regulation in order to curb street violence, pitched battles between private political armies. In 1928 conservatives took power and relaxed gun laws. In 1938 the Nazis further relaxed gun laws. His claim that they ran over confiscated weapons with a tank is simply silly. The only weapons German tanks rolled over were discarded weapons dropped by fleeing enemy soldiers in the face of the Blitzkrieg! Soviet laws regarding guns were quite lax, excepting urban areas. In the Soviet “outlands” subsistence hunting and fur harvesting were important industries. The irony is most of the old Western democracies have strict gun regulation, and also a minuscule murder rate compared to the gun slingin’ USA! Jerry Grehl Harmony, MN

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One Moment, Please... Minnesota’s gambling problem By Jason Sethre Publisher Fillmore County Journal & Olmsted County Journal Cell: 507-251-5297 Well, well, well. It looks like the Minnesota Vikings e-pulltabs funding projection miscalculation trumps what I thought was the worst decision ever made that revolved around the M i n n e s o t a Jason Sethre Vikings. Remember our trade back on October 12, 1989, that involved 18 players and draft picks between the Dallas Cowboys and the Minnesota Vikings? The Herschel Walker trade. The Minnesota Vikings have been the laughing stock of the NFL ever since, and I’m speaking as a loyal Vikings fan. We literally set the Dallas Cowboys franchise up with a Super Bowl dynasty. But, that’s in the past. Maybe I’ll get over it some day. Or, maybe I’ll just save that story for my grandchildren. Pug mIx

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The problem We need $1.1 billion dollars to cover the cost of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium, and it looks like the original business plan is failing. The e-pulltabs concept that is suppose to generate $350 million is not working the way state legislatures and supporters like Governor Mark Dayton had hoped it would. Why is it not working? Well, where do we begin? The goal was supposed to be 15,400 e-pulltab machines in 2,500 licensed establishments. Today, there are a little over 200 licensed locations participating in the e-pulltab program. The projections by the Minnesota Gambling Control Board showed an average of $225 per day, but the results have been a dismal $91 per day since October. Did you realize that when someone plays paper pull tabs and they spend $40 on pull tabs they play them all the way through, win or lose. With e-pulltabs, a customer can put $40 worth of credit into the machine and then cash-out at any time. So, if a customer wins $200 on their ninth e-pulltab try, they can cash-out and the remainder of their dollars will be refunded as part of the cashout process. Why wouldn’t you have to play e-pulltabs the same way you play paper pull tabs? If you pay $40, you have to play the entire amount. You can’t get a refund on regular paper pull tabs if you win early in the process of tearing into them. You have to play them until their done. So, given that the aforementioned might actually encourage people to play e-pulltabs even more, why are they not picking up more customers?

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Well, another reason relates to funding from e-pulltabs versus paper pull tabs. The local fire departments, Lion’s Clubs, American Legions and many other organizations in communities all throughout the state make money off of paper pull tabs. Switching dollars from paper pull tabs to e-pulltabs actually takes money away from local organizations that put their dollars right back into the community with earmarked projects. So, essentially, the state is asking people to switch their funding support from local organizations to the Minnesota Vikings stadium fund. Hmmm, what do you think people are going to do? They are going to think ‘local’ support first. And, there must be an assumption at the state level that if you add another gambling option with e-pulltabs that people are just going to start spending more. I would assume that the gambling industry is no different than any other industry. It’s all about market share. Just because you add another option doesn’t mean that consumers are going to spend more money. If consumers spend their money on e-pulltabs then they won’t be spending those dollars on paper pull tabs. It’s robbing Peter to pay Paul. Our state government went into this business plan with expectations of 100-percent success. Meanwhile, if you ask most private sector business owners, they will tell you that you should establish your cash flow budget based on 70-percent of expectations. And, that may be high for some types of businesses. Plan for the worst and hope for the best. That’s how most private sector entrepreneurs think. Nope. Not our state government. Plan for the best, and hope for the impossible. That’s the definition of our e-pulltabs


The irony Years ago, many cities owned and operated their own municipal liquor stores (there are still a few out there), while also maintaining a city full of law enforcement. Interestingly, alcohol is involved in many domestic violence issues along with DUIs. So, the irony comes in the form of the city selling the alcohol and then employing law enforcement to contend with a problem in which they are contributors. OK, here’s my swift analogy. Our wonderful Minnesota state government expends resources on administering gambling programs as a manner of funding state budgeted efforts such as the Minnesota Vikings Stadium. Meanwhile, our state of Minnesota spends boatloads of money on human services to contend with gambling addictions and all of the calamities that come with that addiction. So, our state seeks to generate revenue from a source such as gambling of which creates challenges that can only be met with more state funding. Our state creates a problem in which it then must spend money to resolve. Intelligent. My solution Raise our taxes! Yes, every Minnesotan loves the Vikings as much as Wisconsinites love their Packers. So, raise our taxes. Yeah, right. When the Vikings win a Super Bowl, I’ll support that idea. Otherwise, let them join the Lakers in California or the [North] Stars in Texas. Personally, I don’t think owner of the Minnesota Vikings, Zygi Wulf, has enough skin in the game for funding this stadium deal. We are putting a lot of eggs into the Vikings basket as taxpayers, and meanwhile scoffing at the idea of funding the Destination Medical Center? Wow, sounds like we have our priorities figured out here in Minnesota.

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Obituaries Roger E. Darrington Roger E. Darrington, age 93, of Spring Grove, Minn. died Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at the Gundersen Medical Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Roger was born February 19, 1920 in Winneshiek County, Iowa to Fred and Ina (Golberg) Darrington. He attended rural schools in Winneshiek County, graduated from the Mabel High School, Mabel, Minn, and attended college in Winona, Minn. Roger spent 3 1/2 years in the U.S. Army Air Corp, serving for over 2 years in England as a Radio Technician. He was discharged in September 1945 as a Staff Sergeant. In 1945 he married Anne Baukol. To this union three children were born. He worked in feed and implement businesses with his father, Fred, in the Mabel area, and farmed for several years. They moved to Scottsdale, Arizona in 1961 where he was a supervisor for a grocery chain for several years. He ended his working career by being a district representative for Lutheran Brotherhood for 17 years. Roger was active in the church work serving on the church council and different committees in both Hesper, Minn and Scottsdale. After moving back to Minnesota he sang in the Hesper

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Lutheran church choir and was co-chair for 18 years of the Steam Engine Days church stand. After the death of his wife he moved back to Minnesota and married Doris Moen Anderson in 1983. They moved to Spring Grove in 1990. Roger was member of the American Legion for over 68 years, was an avid sports fan, and loved golfing, playing cards, and dancing. Recently he was one of seven people elected to the Mabel High School All-Century Baseball Team. Roger is survived by his wife Doris of Spring Grove; three children, Craig (Judy) Darrington of Lake Elmo, Minn, Cathy Stephenson of Stillwater, Minn, and Cory (Vicky) Darrington of Colton, California; a sister Barbara Skramstad of Aurora, Colorado; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Anne; son-in- law George Stephenson; several brother-in -aws and sister-in-laws; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 16 at the Hesper Lutheran Church with the Rev. Matt Larson officiating. Burial was in the Hesper Lutheran Cemetery with military honors by the American Legion. Verlyn Gale Helgerson Verlyn Gale Helgerson, 75 of

Superior, WI and formally of Babbitt, MN, has gone to be with our Lord on April 11, 2013. Verlyn was born in Milwaukee, WI on August 27, 1937 to Clarence and Verlyn Gale Harriet HelgHelgerson erson. He grew up in Chatfield, Minn. and married the love of his life, LaVonne Rathbone on October 3rd, 1959. They then moved to Babbitt and had 2 sons, Mark Alan and David John Helgerson. Verlyn was a mining mechanic/ welder for the mines in Babbitt. He also was very proud to have been a medic in the Army. Verlyn is proceeded in death by his dear wife, LaVonne, and both of his parents. He is survived by sister, Jo (Pastor Vic) Meyr, and brother Paul Helgerson; sons, Mark Helgerson, and David (Susan) Helgerson; sister-in-law Lucille Tangen, and brother-inlaw Ellert (Marilyne) Rathbone; many grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Services were April 22, 2013 in Superior, WI at Lenroot-Maetzold Funeral Home, 1209 East

Call the FCJ at 507-765-2151 to advertise or offer news tips! 5th Street, at 4pm. Wayne A. Hovey Wayne A. Hovey, age 84, of Harmony, Minnesota died Friday morning, April 12, 2013 at his home in Harmony. Wayne A. Wayne was Hovey born May 5, 1928 on the family farm in York Township, Fillmore County Minnesota to Knute and Martha (Lietz) Hovey. On June 14, 1952 he married Marilyn Thoreson at Ostrander Lutheran Church, Ostrander, Minn. Wayne grew up on the same farm where he and Marilyn raised a family of their own. He worked the farm until September of 2009 when he and Marilyn moved to Harmony. One of Wayne’s greatest gifts was his work ethic which he passed on to each of his children. Wayne

always loved his animals and had a special place in his heart for his dog, Friskie. Sunday dinner with “the kids,” grandkids, and greatgrandsons brought a joyous smile to his face, lifting his spirits and brightening his day. Wayne is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marilyn Hovey of Harmony; five children, Kandace (Chris) Johnson of Harmony, Wayne G. (Sue) Hovey of Preston Minn., Kyle (Desiree) Hovey of Milton, WI, Rick (Karla) Hovey of Winona, MN and Lisa Eckhart of Minneapolis, Minn.; ten grandchildren; two great-grandsons; a special niece and nephew, and many other nieces and nephews. Wayne is preceded in death by his parents and all five of his siblings. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony with Pastor Curt Schneider, Wayne’s granddaughter, Pastor Breanne Johnson and Rev. See OBITUARIES Page 7 

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Jane Timmerman officiating. Interment followed at Greenfield Cemetery, Harmony. Lindstrom Funeral Home, Harmony, assisted the family. Marvel LaRue Marie Ode Marvel LaRue Marie Ode, 99, of Lanesboro, Minn. died Monday, April 15, 2013, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford, Minn, where she had resided since January 2012. Marvel LaRue Marie Mundt was born Sept. 27, 1913, in Ossian, Iowa. She grew up in Ossian and graduated from high school in 1932. She completed a teaching certificate from Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and taught in a oneroom school. On June 11, 1937, Marvel married Walter J. Ode of Decorah, Iowa, in Castalia, Iowa. Walter died Feb. 26, 2001. They first farmed in the Decorah area and later moved to Lanesboro in 1947 where Walter and his partner Paul Evenson established the Lanesboro Sales Commission. Walter and Marvel raised six children together. She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, WELCA, and Lanesboro Golf Club. She enjoyed bowling, horseback riding, square and ballroom danc-

Composting LaVerne C. Paulson Recycling Education Coordinator New Year’s Day is long gone, but most likely many of you have found a couple ways to improve one or two of your recycling habits. When we discuss recycling in Fillmore County, we are usually concerned with glass, plastic, paper, or metal. LaVerne Today’s article Paulson is about recycling something a bit different. Every day, a majority of you deposit something in your garbage can that can be recycled, will cut down on your landfill waste, and make your lawns and gardens much happier and healthier. Yes, it is true that composting different forms of kitchen, office, and yard waste will seriously cut down on your landfill donations as well as

ing, Norwegian baking and made an afghan for all her grandchildren, She also enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening, and was an avid Twins baseball fan. Her family was always first. Survivors include three sons, Carson (Constance) of Des Moines, Iowa; Gerald (Patricia) of Roseville, Minn, and Wayne (Trudy) of St. Charles, Minn; a daughter, Diane (Gary) Roddy of Lanesboro; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Marvel was preceded in death by her husband; two daughters, Linda Root and Peggy Ode; three brothers, Glen Mundt, Lloyd Mundt, Leslie Mundt; and three sisters, Viola Birdsell, Ruth Kallevang and Mildred Lofte. The funeral for Marvel Ode was held Friday, April 19, 2013, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lanesboro, with the Rev. Kerry Eversole officiating. Burial was in the Lanesboro Cemetery. Juletta M. Trygstad Juletta M. Trygstad, age 92, of Mabel, Minnesota died Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel. Funeral services will be 2 PM Monday, April 22, 2013 at the Mabel First Lutheran Church in Mabel with the Rev. Gail Klavetter officiating. Burial will be in the Mabel Lutheran Cemetery. trips to the local dump to get rid of grass, leaves, twigs, and many garden weeds. All you need to get started is a large, plastic garbage can or a container that looks like a garbage can. You can purchase a ready made bin, make your own, or you can maintain a working pile of composting material without a container. You also will need green stuff (some grass clippings, some types of weeds, and kitchen scraps), brown stuff (perhaps some dry leaves other than walnut, egg shells, moldy hay, straw, a bit of rotted manure from a vegetarian animal, shredded paper if it can be contained in a bin, paper egg cartons, and possibly some small sticks or twigs.) You will also need plenty of water for moisture and lots of air to supply oxygen to the material. Any forms of dairy products, and all meat scraps and bones should not be used in the making of compost, because they can attract unwanted vermin. Cat and dog feces not only smell bad, but contain nasty bacteria and other not-so-nice organisms that

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Monday, April 22, 2013 Visitation will be from 5-7pm on Sunday, April 21 at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel and one hour prior to services at the church. Bernard L. Wanless Bernard L. Wanless, age 90, of rural Decorah died Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at the Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah, IA. Bernard was born August 8, 1922 on the family farm near Burr Oak, Iowa to Paul and Mariam (Carr) Wanless. He attended the Burr Oak School and graduated from the Canton High School, Canton, MN. He farmed for a few years before entering the United States Marine Corps in 1944. He served in China and Okinawa. In 1946 he returned to the Burr Oak area and resumed farming with his father. On October 3, 1946 he married Phyllis Dahlen. In 1964 they moved to a farm near Hesper and have resided there since. In “retirement” he drove truck and for 14 years volunteered to drive veterans to the VA Hospital in Minneapolis. He enjoyed mowing their lawn and neighbors’ lawns. Bernard is survived by his wife, Phyllis of Decorah; three children, Barb (Carsy) Christopherson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, DiAnn (Don) Lundtvedt of Decorah, and Dalen Paul Wanless you don’t want in your gardens. You will have to stir or mix the contents every week or so, and in about a year, you will have some excellent material to spread on your lawn, mix with your garden soil, or feed to your plants. Many people call the finished product “black gold” because it is a rather precious material. Please consider adding composting to your recycling habits. Here in Fillmore County, the outdoor composting process shuts down during cold weather, but you can still store your compostables in your container until spring. There is a lot of information on line dealing with composting or you can contact me and I will be glad to give you or your group ideas on getting started. You can also compost with red worms that can live in a container in your basement, eat their weight in kitchen waste every day, and turn many of your kitchen scraps into an excellent soil additive. Once you begin composting, you will notice how little household garbage you really have. When you see how much composting material you add to your bin or pile, you may also change your shopping habits and purchase smaller amounts and discard less due to spoilage or expiration dates. Jonathan Bloom, a journalist for American Wasteland, has determined that food waste including spoiled food, discarded edible food, or discarded fresh and packaged foods with expired “use by” and “best by” dates cost the average family of four $1365 to $2275 each year. If you shop a bit more wisely, you may be able to save two or three dollars a day in groceries. According to the Minnesota


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Dorothy Zweibahmer Dorothy Zweibahmer, 87 of Cresco, IA passed away on Wed ne sd ay, April 10, 2013 at the Cresco Care Center in Cresco, IA. Dorothy Rothmeyer was born on January 29, Dorothy 1926 in FesZweibahmer tina, IA to Florian and Kathryn (Backes) Rothmeyer. She attended schools at Festina, Fort Atkinson, IA, and graduated from Calmar High School, Calmar, IA, in 1944. Following graduation from High School, Dorothy worked at Holtz Drug in Austin, Minn., the Midland plant and also at Darlings Drug Store in Decorah, IA. She also worked at HECO in

Harmony, Minn. sewing campers from 1966-1991. On November 6, 1946 she married Elias Zweibahmer at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Calmar. To this union two daughters were born, Cynthia and Susan. Together Dorothy and Elias made their home in Fort Atkinson, Ossian, IA, and Cresco. They farmed most of their life near Kendallville, IA. She was a very hard worker and enjoyed working side by side with her husband, Elias. She enjoyed playing cards, traveling, going to casinos, dancing, working crossword puzzles, and old time music. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Elias, two daughters, Cynthia (fiancé Ed Voves) Ptacek of Cresco, IA, and Susan (Jerry) Patterson of St. Ansgar, IA; six grandchildren; 10 greatgrandchildren; three sisters, Alice Elfner of Tallassee, AL, Norma Holshbach of Belgium, WI, and Mary Hosek of Elma, IA, and one brother, Richard of Bellingham, WA. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Jerome, Kenneth, and Dale, a brother-in-law, James Hosek, and one son-in-law, James Ptacek. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at the Notre Dame Parish in Cresco, IA.

Composting Council and Blue Bag Organics, plants grown in compost-rich soils require less water because of the increased infiltration and storage capacity of root systems and the reduction of water runoff, evaporation, and water usage by weeds. Research has shown that the application of compost can reduce the need for water by thirty to seventy percent. Think about giving composting a try. It doesn’t smell bad and will reduce your landfill garbage considerably. You may even find that some of your neighbors will make donations to your bin to get rid of their compostable material. After seeing the large green and

white boxes found throughout the county, several people have asked if the Salvation Army containers are still here at the Recycling Center. The answer is “Yes”, and they are still being used a lot. Please remember, if you want the Salvation Army to get your used clothing, belts, shoes, purses, bedding, rugs, or curtains, the containers here at the Recycling Center should be used. Stained and torn items are accepted by the Salvation Army, but they must be clean and dry. Hundreds of containers have been taken to Rochester during the past year. Fillmore County will continue to provide you with this service.

of Decorah; five grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; and two step great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services were on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the Hesper Lutheran Church with the Rev. Matt Larson officiating. Burial was in the Hesper Lutheran Cemetery. Mengis Funeral Home, Mabel, MN, was in charge of arrangements.


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R-P board hits at board member letter By Kirsten Zoellner A March 27 open letter to a local news publication by R-P board member Taylor Peterson prompted the need for comments by nearly all board members at the April 15 regular meeting. A long-time advocate for cost savings in the district and one strongly opposed to recent proposals to build a new district facility, Peterson’s words struck a chord with the district superintendent Chuck Ehler, as well as board members Angela Colbenson, Valerie Howe, Greg Smith, and Julie Koop. In the letter, Peterson called out the district for continuing its New School Initiative, following a defeated referendum. He noted several costs incurred by the district, including a Comprehensive Educational Analysis & Facility Engineering Analysis by the firm ATS&R, a contractual hire of Hazel Reinhardt for a demographic study of future enrollment, and monies paid towards five firms for referendum-related work. An inability to get the information from the district office was also mentioned by Peterson. The issue of biggest debate was Peterson’s choice of the word, “deceived” in reference to the district and its residents. In a full room, including Rushford

Mayor Chris Hallum and councilor Mark Honsey, the board responded to the letter. “To say we’re deceiving the public, it upsets me,” said board chair Angela Colbenson. “The door is always open. If you don’t get a question answered the first time, it’s common courtesy to come back and ask again. In the future I ask that we be careful with broad brushes of the administration and board. I also ask that we not use board members’ names. It implies that we are splitting up and tearing against each other. Yes, the community is divided about the building, but it’s not our decision. It’s a community decision. I’m looking forward to a diverse board. It invites open mindedness and unique ways of problem-solving. We all need to work together.” “Another thing that’s unsettling, we’re hearing feedback that this may have jeopardized our chance at state funding,” Colbenson continued. “When writing open letters please speak positively about the district; we have a fantastic district.” Superintendent Ehler also responded to the comments. “Make a reference to me if there’s an issue, not a broad statement. There needs to be mutual respect, right up front. We can agree to

Trout Sculpture unveiled at National Trout Center During Minnesota’s Trout Opener, on April 13th, you may have noticed avid trout fly fisherman, Paul Lambrecht, out on the streams near Preston. However, at noon Lambrecht appeared at the National Trout Center in downtown Preston

for the unveiling of his unique hand-carved trout sculpture which stands approximately 4’ long & 3’ high in size. A brief unveiling ceremony was held with light refreshments served afterward. Several local residents and outside visitors

disagree. There also needs to be professional courtesy and I ask you to embrace that along with me.” Ehler noted that he hadn’t met with Peterson to discuss the issues brought forth in the letter, but not for lack of trying. “Deal with me in a direct manner. I invited you to meet with me on two different occasions. You turned me down.” First-time board member Valerie Howe echoed the displeasure over the insinuation of deception by the district. “Everything here is public knowledge and these are open meetings.” “It did bother me,” added board member Greg Smith, who was on the board when the referendum was prepared, in reference to Peterson’s comments. “I’ve been on the board six and a half years. I think we’ve accomplished a lot as a board. We need to work together as a board, bring discussion forward, and do what’s best on behalf of the people. We might vote different as a board, but we have to come in here and have good discussion.” New board member Julie Koop also suggested a professional courtesy. “We have diversity here. When there’s a vote and we walk out of the room, we need to support that decision as a board, whatever the vote, and represent to the area participating in the trout opener were in attendance. Local Lanesboro artist, Paul Lambrecht was a fiscal year 2012 recipient of an artist initiative grant from the MN State Arts Board. This activity was funded in part by the Minnesota State Legislature from the state’s Art and Cultural Heritage Fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4th, 2008. Lambrecht has been carving full time for the past 33 years and has generously gifted his trout creation to the National Trout Center located at 120 St. Anthony Street, Preston, MN. The sculpture took Lambrecht five weeks to complete and is made from a variety of woods: bass, walnut, maple, butternut, cherry, and oak. The National Trout Center is proud to display this work of art for visitors to enjoy and admire.


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The FCJ reaches over 12,000 households each week. the district. Speak your opinion here.” Peterson had no comments about the letter. The district has scheduled a working session with ATS&R and ICS Consulting to review the facility and educational analysis. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 9, at 5:30pm, in the high school biology room. It is open to the public. In other news, the district is looking at possible repairs to the track at the Ben Niggle Sports Complex. Installed in 2000, the asphalt and latex track is seeing delamination, causing a separation between the two material layers. The issue causes temporary bubbling of the track in areas and if left untreated will eventually lead to complete separation and wearing down of the latex layer. A proposal from Fisher Tracks, the firm who installed the track, suggests a $99,405 plan that would remove the latex layer, patch any asphalt issues, and place a 30-year polyurethane layer on top. Fisher Tracks also suggests an additional structural spray which could be done immediately or within 7-10 years after track resurfacing. The cost of that item is $37,000. “We have the best athletic facility in the Three Rivers Conference,” noted R-P Athletic Director Luke Lutterman. “Our track facility brings many people to this

community. We want to be proactive in maintaining the facility. We want to make sure it’s kept in great shape for our community and students and athletes.” According to Lutterman, the funding for the project would come from multiple sources. The R-P Booster Club has allocated $36,000 and the district would contribute $40,000. The remaining $33,405 or more needed in funding would be raised through donations, either corporate or private. Rumors of track useability and condition were also discussed. Lutterman assured the board that the track is useable and will be able to host home track events this season and presumably future events. However, it was noted that it is impossible to predict what the weather will continue to do to track conditions. Timing of the project, due to seasonal limitations and project requirements was also a concern. The board voted unanimously to see bids for the potential project, rather than moving forward with the Fisher Track proposal. “This brings a lot of business to town,” added Colbenson. “It’s important.” The next regularly scheduled board meeting is Monday, May 20, at 5:30pm, in the high school biology room. The public is encouraged to attend.

St. Charles farmer’s market is looking for vendors Do you like growing vegetables, or making artistic crafts? Would you like an entertainment venue, or want to educate the community about a specific topic? Then perhaps you would like to join in this summer’s Farmer’s Market that will be Thursday evenings at St. Charles City Hall parking lot. The Farmer’s Market board will be holding Vendor meetings April 30th and May 15th at St. Charles City

Hall from 5:30-6:30pm. We invite those interested in being a part of the St. Charles Farmer’s Market to come get information, fill out applications, and talk with organizers of the market. Hope to see you there! If you have interest in taking part in the market as a vendor, volunteer, entertainer, or educator please contact Jill Johnson at 507/457-6552 or Clara Dux at 507/457-6574 or

R-P speech finalists Congratulations to the speech coaches and participants on a job well done at Sections. They have done a fine job of representing R-P Schools! Please join me in congratulating the following students on their accomplishment of advancing to the state competition on Saturday, April 20th at Blaine High School. Further

information on a send-off will follow. Mariah Olson- 3rd Place in Creative Expression Brooke & Bailey Bestul- 2nd Place in Duo Interpretation Hannah Kopperud- 2nd Place in Humorous Interpretation Congratulations! Good luck at the State Competition!

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Share your thoughts at currently owns is acceptable for student use. Continued from Page 1 Principal Jeff Nolte commentdate to do so was not selected at ed that the school is currently this meeting. in the middle of testing season. Early retirement packages The senior trip is underway, and were accepted and approved for he was pleased all seniors were Dennis Rud, Holly Becker, and able to go this year. He Bonnie Wenthold. A letter of recently attended the SEMLAC resignation from Nicki Terbeest meeting and reported that the was approved. Paul Tollefsrud date of October 20th was to be requested a day without pay added to the school calendar for on May 2nd which was also the 2013/2014 school year for a approved. professional development day. For new business, the district Mr. Moriarty brought up a insurance renewal will have a request from the mother of a 6% increase bringing the total kindergartner to have her child to an annual $29,309. The picked up from daycare for board also approved a $5 a school. The daycare is not on month increase for the 3 day the current bus route, but as the Pre-kindergarten class in the school van already makes a stop 2013/2014 school year. The 2 there to pick up preschoolers, day pre-k class tuition and trans- the kindergartner would be able portation fees for both classes to ride the van as well. will not increase. The board reviewed informa Mr. Moriarty stated the bud- tion that led them to believe get for the next school year will that there is another individual be ready by the June meeting. interested in an early retirement He is expecting $3 million in package and voted to extend the revenue in the general fund and deadline for that to May 1st. $3 million in expenses. Mori- Meeting adjourned. The next arty also said the school needs meeting will be held May 21, to purchase another van since 2013 at 7p.m. only one of the two the school


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Minnesota Supreme Court Denies Petitions Concerning State Trail By: Karen Reisner The Minnesota Supreme Court order denied the petition of landowners Ristau and Snyder for further review and the petition of the city of Preston for conditional cross-review. The order was filed on April 16. This is just one more step in the long court process to settle the dispute concerning the proposed state trail from Preston to Forestville State Park. The petitions were filed in late February after a Minnesota Appeals Court’s (Halbrooks, Stauber, and Collins) unpublished opinion was filed on February 13 that reversed and remanded the case to the lower court. History The seeds for the proposed trail were planted nearly 20 years ago when the vision for a state trail from Preston to Forestville State Park was born through the Joint Powers Board. The process to secure property for a new state trail segment began in 1998. By

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2003 agreements were obtained from 17 of the 19 landowners with property along the planned route. The state has paid for the purchase of the 17 parcels. However, the last two properties owned by the Vernon Ristau and John Snyder families have not been acquired. After numerous unsuccessful efforts over a period of years to acquire the last two properties, the city of Preston exercised the power of eminent domain on March 2, 2009 to acquire the needed 5.99 acres that were necessary to complete the construction of the planned trail segment. Landowners Ristau and Snyder commenced a lawsuit against the DNR and the city of Preston in October 2009. Over the ensuing years several decisions were handed down by the district court on related issues. In the spring of 2012 district court Judge Jeffrey Thompson determined that the trail was authorized by the legislature and that Preston’s use of the power of eminent domain was “proper under both Minnesota constitutional and statutory provisions.” Lawyers for the landowners, Larry Peterson and Brent Kleffman, appealed the district court decision to the court of appeals later in 2012. On February 11, 2013 the appeals court reversed the district court’s order and remanded the case to the district court for further findings. In the opinion of the appeals court, the district court had failed to explain its analysis or interpretation of the statutory language. Judge Thompson had determined that the trail was authorized by the state legislature as a segment of the Blufflands Trail System (MN Stat. 85.015, subd. 7b) and through the Minnesota Outdoor Recreation Act of 1975 (ORA) (86 A.05, subd.4).

However, the appellate court opined that the statute does not specifically include Forestville State Park or the unincorporated area sometimes referred to as Forestville. The appeals court did note in a footnote that the city of Preston in oral argument before the appeals court argued the state park is located between Preston and Ostrander, adding that the proposed segment could one day be continued on to the city of Ostrander which is specifically listed in the statute. This argument by the city had not been considered in district court, so the appeals court would not consider it for the first time on appeal. The city is represented by David Joerg and Dwight Luhmann. The question whether the city of Preston could exercise its power of eminent domain outside its city limits was not considered by the appeals court, as it is only an issue if the trail is authorized. Back to District Court Since the Minnesota Supreme Court denied the petitions, the next leg of the process will be for the district court to clarify its opinion and provide a more detailed explanation of how it interpreted statutory language to support its decision that the proposed Preston to Forestville State Park segment is authorized by state statute. Lawyers for the Ristaus and Snyders insist the proposed trail is not authorized by state statute as part of the Blufflands Trail System. Lawyers for the city of Preston contend the proposed segment has been authorized because its route could reasonably be continued on to Ostrander which is specifically noted in the statute. While this dispute is being decided by the courts, the DNR has been working on the extension of the state trail from Preston to Carimona.

Fillmore County District Court Voun Christian Hansen, 44, of St. Ansgar Iowa appeared before Judge Robert Benson at the Fillmore County Courthouse on Friday, April 12. Hansen faces one alleged count of Burglary-1st Degree-Dwelling Occupied- Non-Accomplice Present, which carries a maximum penalty of twenty years of imprisonment, $35,000 fine, or both. Hansen also faces an alleged charge of Burglary1st Degree-Assault Person in Building/On Property, which carries a maximum penalty of twenty years of imprisonment, $35,000 fines, or both. In addition, Hansen faces two alleged charges of misdemeanor assaults related to the same incident. The incident occurred near Spring Valley when Hansen allegedly made an uninvited entrance to his ex-wife’s home

early on the morning of April 11, 2013. Hansen also allegedly assaulted his ex-wife’s boyfriend and his ex-wife. Hansen’s next court appearance is scheduled for April 29 at 9:00 a.m.

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Fillmore County Sports Lack of Spring brings sports siesta By Paul Trende April is vastly dwindling away. Rescheduled athletic events are quickly piling up. Area activities directors are hurriedly turning May into a jam-packed month for Fillmore County’s spring sports

teams. Thus far, virtually the only ‘team’ involved in ball games or meets has been ‘team’ Mother Nature (save for a pair of indoor track and field competitions). Comprised of the impressive lineup of snow, sleet, rain, wind,

and cold temperatures, Team Bad Weather is quite undefeated thus far this year. The week of April 8th saw the first (the only as of April 15th) Fillmore County ball team play a game. MabelCanton softball trekked to Glenville (where the last big snowfall didn’t hit as hard) to play the G-E Wolverines. The Cougars, a one-win squad in 2012, matched

that win total in their first 2013 game. They downed G-E 17-3 in five innings. Junior catcher Lydia Geving led the way, going 4-4 with a trio of RBI’s. Third base-person Hannah Nolte was 3 for 3 and scored 3 times. Ashlyn Dahl was 2 for 4 whilst matching Geving’s 3 RBI total. Returning Cougar starting pitcher Kristina Mengis went 2 for 4 at the plate,

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Spring Cleaning: Don’t forget your electronics It’s April, and although it may not feel like our typical Minnesota spring, many people are beginning their spring cleaning if they haven’t already completed it. Cleaning out storage, washing windows, cleaning carpets, dusting--they’re all typical spring cleaning chores. But what about all of your electronic gadgets? They probably need a little sanitizing several times a year, not just in the spring. And no, I’m not talking about cleaning out those untouched, never used files, programs, and applications on your devices. I am thinking about something much simpler: cleaning your screens, keyboards, and keypads. In fact, these surfaces are some of the worst bacteria breeding grounds that exist, ranking right up on the list with public restroom surfaces (okay, maybe not quite that bad). Restroom talk aside, in a study done by paper products and office hygiene company Kimberly-Clark Professional, two of the six most germ-infested surfaces were keypads including vending machines keypads and computer keyboards. But even if we don’t spend a lot of time on the computer, a lot of people use cell phones constantly. Many studies suggest that individuals check their smartphones up to 34 times a day, and even more if you’re a person who sends a lot of text messages. However, would you check your phone so often if you had to wash your

hands after every use? Maybe you would want to after hearing these facts. Researchers from the University of London after examining several phones found that 24 percent of push button phones tested positive in the study of carrying bacteria capable of causing skin rashes, respiratory illnesses such as influenza, or even the stomach flu! A lot of people may be thinking, ‘Good thing I have a touch-screen phone.’ Well, think again. Touch screen phones only came in with a rating of 3 percent lower than push button phones. Worse yet, phones don’t just spread those germs to your hands. People put them right up to their faces when placing a call. Now think of everything else that you touch: the television remote, the office copy machine, your laptop and desktop keyboards, the microwave keypad, calculators… Maybe it wouldn’t hurt to clean these once a week, right? So since it’s the season of spring cleaning, add clean keypads to the list. In the best case scenario you may save yourself a case of the common cold or the flu in future years. Note: You want to be particularly careful when cleaning your electronic devices. Spraying disinfectant liquids onto electronics is not a good method. To avoid damaging electrical components, disinfectant wipes or gentle liquid disinfectants on paper towels yield the best results. Harsh cleaners on screens are also not an optimal idea.

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By Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties It really isn’t an either or question. While on a Soil Conservation Tour last Saturday, one handout came from the NRCS “Unlock the Secrets in the Soil” a healthy, productive soils checklist Jerrold Tesmer for growers. The one page document did a great job of summing up good soil conservation practices. The four basic principles were: (1) Keep the soil covered as much as possible (2) Disturb the soil as little as possible (3) Keep plants growing throughout the year to feed the soil (4) Diversify as much

as possible using crop rotations and cover crops. It is important to note that not all practices are applicable to all crops. Practices described include. •Conservation Crop RotationGrowing a diverse number of crops in a planned sequence in order to increase soil organic matter and biodiversity in the soil. •Cover Crops-An un-harvested crop grown as part of planned rotation to provide conservation benefits to the soil. •No Till-A way of growing crops without disturbing the soil through tillage. •Mulch Tillage-Using tillage methods where the soil surface is undisturbed but maintains a high level of crop residue on the surface. •Mulching-Applying plant residues or other suitable materials to the soil surface to compensate for

but also picked up the win. She surrendered 7 hits and 3 runs with 4 walks and 5 strikeouts over the 10-run-rule shortened 5-inning game. The rest of Fillmore County’s teams are still waiting for team Mother Nature to concede winter, and give way to a true spring. They are waiting to take to dry, snowless and waterless fields and courses. loss of residue due to excessive tillage. •Nutrient Management-Managing soil nutrients to meet crop needs while minimizing the impact on the environment and the soil. •Pest Management-Managing pests by following an ecological approach that promotes the growth of healthy plants with strong defenses, while increasing stress on pests and enhancing the habitat for beneficial organisms. If you are interested in learning more, I would suggest several websites: The entire document is found at; other sites with agriculture and soils information include University of Minnesota Extension http://www.; University of Minnesota Extension Ag site agriculture/; and the University of Minnesota Department of Soils, Water, and Climate site http://

Samantha Gibson receives Outstanding Theatre Award, 2013 Gerry Sullivan was the director of the Theatre at Saint Mary’s College from 1959-1967. If it were not for him, there would not be a Theatre Department today. Those who create theatre in state of the art spaces, such as our Page Theatre, must always remember from where we have come. The Gerald Sullivan Award for Outstanding Senior Theatre Major, currently hanging in the Common Room, warmly recalls the continuing contribution of Gerald E. Sullivan by honoring those who contribute so much today. The recipient of the Outstanding Senior Theatre major is someone who has achieved both academic and artistic excellence and has show leadership abilities and dedication to the Department of Theatre and Dance and to our community. This year’s award winner has directed 3 one act plays and has played leading or supporting roles in 7 main stage productions, 3 one acts, and countless directing scenes; including a mock trail. Our award winner has been on lighting, costume, and makeup crews as well as the Performance Center Crew and has performed with SMU Concert Choir, Jazz Combo, and Jazz Ensemble, as well as Gaslight, Fireside, and Blue Angel. She has spent some of her free time giving back to her high school where she has assisted in directing their shows. Summer work has also consisted of community building with several

onstage roles and off stage responsibilities with Wits End Theatre in Chatfield. She is president of Second Page, vice-president of ritual for SAI music fraternity, and is the president of Alpha Psi Omega, the theatre honors fraternity. This year’s 2013 Gerald Sullivan Award for Outstanding Senior

Theatre Major goes to Samantha Gibson, of Preston, daughter of Sally and Scott Gibson, of Preston. Samantha also received a Certificate of Recognition, that acknowledges the scholarly contribution of Samantha to the first annual Celebration of Scholarship.

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Chatfield School Board examines controversial coaching situation By Mitchell Walbridge The room was packed at the Chatfield School Board meeting on Monday, April 15 as parents, students, and district staff members were in attendance to show their support for head basketball coach Tom Bance. This is after a signed petition had been submitted to the board from some parents who felt Coach Bance should not have his boys basketball contract renewed for the 2013-2014 school year. Over the past week board members have received numerous emails and phone calls in support of Bance, but also some calls for the nonrenewal of Bance’s contract. Tim Hebrink, a resident of Chatfield, was one of two people who personally addressed the board on this issue during the district patron time. Hebrink stated that he has become familiar with Coach Bance’s basketball program over the years and felt that the coach does an adequate job in educating and supporting his team members. Carmen Berge, the Chatfield Education Association co-president, announced on behalf of the teachers at Chatfield that they stand behind Coach Bance as basketball coach. Berge explained that they [the CEA] felt that after analyzing the code of ethics for coaches, none had

been violated. Also, Berge pointed out that the school board did not complete a full investigation of the allegations after ethics complaints. Then Berge brought up that according to Minnesota State High School League procedure, the complaints would need to be reviewed before talk of contract non-renewal is even suggested. Before the board reviewed the situation and rendered a decision later in the meeting, Board Chair Jerry Chase made it clear that the board has seen at least four controversial issues arise including the building referendum, removing the valedictorian position, teacher contract negotiations, and the hiring of superintendents. Just like managing these issues, Chase explained that board members always review the data before casting their votes and will do the same in this situation. He said, “The board does not waiver under pressure.” Because he felt that the board held some responsibility for not having an adequate communication and evaluation process in place for coaches, Chase voted to approve Tom Bance’s contract for next year in hopes that concerns will be resolved under the developing activities committee and activi-

Tippi Toes dancers perform at Harlem Globetrotters game By Jade Sexton Tippi Toes Dance Company has grown and expanded in southeast Minnesota in the last few years. Tara Cassmann of Harmony has been a dance instructor for Tippi Toes for three years now, and she recently had the pleasure of taking the dancers to Rochester to perform at the Harlem Globetrotters’s halftime show. According to Cassmann, there are 225 students in Tippi Toes, as far south as Decorah, Iowa, all the way up to Lakeville, Minnesota. The dancers range in age from 18 months to 12. “I had a great friend in Oklahoma that reached out to the Harlem Globetrotters, and they invited her dance crew to perform,” explained Cassmann. “She passed along our name to the corporate office, and they called me and asked if we were interested.” Obviously, they were very interested in performing. They have done many performances in many places, but never an event this big. Cassmann said they needed to sell 100 tickets in order to perform. They ended up selling 325 tickets to family members and friends. Those family members and friends took up three sections of the Mayo Civic Center arena. Forty-five dancers danced the “Tippi Tippi Jam” on Sunday, April 14. The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters brought a large crowd to Rochester. During halftime, they were treated to the routine the children have been practicing for the last month.

The students come from Preston, Lanesboro, Harmony, Chatfield, Spring Valley, Plainview, Rochester, Kasson, Spring Grove, Lime Springs, North Winneshiek, and Stewartville. “We had to come up with a routine that crosses all age barriers,” said Cassmann. “Our youngest dancer is two, and the oldest is eleven.” They decided on the “Tippi Tippi Jam.” According to Cassmann, it is a song that is on the Tippi Toes CD. “It’s a very fun, interactive song,” she said. “We get the crowd into it, too.” Harlem Globetrotters games are a great family event, and the kids were ecstatic to be a part of it. They had fun watching the first half of the show before their performance. Afterward, as they gathered for a group photo, they were joined by members of the Harlem Globetrotters. The Tippi Toes Dance Company does a lot of performances in the area. They have danced at Art in the Park in Lanesboro, and at Rochester Honkers baseball games. This year they will be dancing at the opening of the Thursdays on First in downtown Rochester on June 6. “We have an hour of time to perform,” said Cassmann of the Thursdays on First routine. “We also encourage all the other kids in the crowd to come up and join us.” Tippi Toes is getting more and more students and expanding to more and more locations. “We have had schools contact us to

ties director position. Most board members agreed with Chase. Board Clerk Greg LaPlante gave his input saying, “We don’t have a process in place to allow us to see the problems.” Kathy Schellhammer commented, “There’s room for improvement.” Tom Sturgis shared his feelings on how difficult coaching is and that people who make mistakes should be given a chance to correct them. Matt McMahon thanked everyone for their input as it helps the board to see different perspectives. In contrast, Mike Tuohy stated he would not support Bance for another year after seeing too many similar issues originating from the basketball program. The administrative recommendation read by Superintendent Edward Harris stated, “The administration recommends to the School Board that the 20122013 fall and winter coaches be offered contracts for next year so they have an equitable opportunity to demonstrate their ability to positively function in an identified and agreed upon system of program management and growth. The board voted 5-1 to keep Coach Bance for another year. Other Business The board approved motions to

approve Pep Club Advisors Stacey Hogberg and Blake Jansen. Also, the resignation of Krista Swisher, an early childhood teacher for the district, was approved. A motion was approved for the non-renewal of teaching contracts of probationary teachers Rachel Erz and Mary Catherine Johnson. The board moved to advance the 1 to 1 Mobile Device Program that the district would like to implement. Superintendent Harris explained that this pro-

run the program through Community Ed.,” shared Cassmann. “We also have an after school program with the Rochester Montessori School, as well as our regular studio space in Rochester and Lanesboro.” Cassmann said the Tippi Toes

journey has been a lot of fun. “Once people see it, they think it’s very cool,” she said. “We are very family oriented.” For dancers, there are summer camps in August; a Mini Princess Camp for ages 2-3, a Princess Camp for 3-7 year olds, and a

gram would put current technology, such as I-pads for example, into the hands of students to advance their education. The program would take about six years to fully put into place with an initial cost of $128,000 with $10,000 of upkeep each following year. Before concluding, the board announced that the May 17 early dismissal has been cancelled. The next school board meeting is May 20 at 7:00 p.m.

The Chatfield School Board discusses the coaching contracts for fall and winter sports for the 2013-2014 school year at its April 15 meeting. Photo by Mitchell Walbridge Hip Hop Camp for 7-12 year olds. Fall classes run from September through May, and there are summer classes in June and July. Enrollment is open all year and can be done on the website,

First Row L to R: Corrine Cloft of Rochester, Ian Cunningham of Stewartville, Victoria Vargas of Rochester, Julia Clark of Kasson, Sophie Allen of Kasson, Dorothy Glaser of Rochester, Chelsea Hansing of Kasson, Aliena Spitzer of Fillmore Central, Kyla Hellickson of Fillmore Central, and Jeweleanna Lidke of Lanesboro. 2nd Row L to R: Morgan Phillips of Kingsland, Reilly Lawson of Kingsland, Kareena Kloek of Rochester, Annika Bartucz of Rochester, Becky Zheng of Plainview-Elgin-Millville, Skylar Lentz of Fillmore Central, Malea Diehn of Rochester, Tessa Duncan of Rochester, Jorja Fishbaugher of Chatfield, Tylar Wenthold of North Winneshiek, Delanie Schwein of Plainview-Elgin-Millville, Elianna Cassmann of Fillmore Central, Vivienne Hoeltzle of Fillmore Central, Sasha Bicknese of Kingsland, Sari Rein of Lanesboro, Ashtyn Schibursky of Fillmore Central, Tori Raaen of Fillmore Central, and Brooklyn Carpenter of Kingsland. 3rd Row L to R: Mia Books of Plainview-Elgin-Millville, Alivya Luhman of Plainview-Elgin-Millville, Abby Larson of Stewartville, Brea Covey of Lanesboro, Ava Olerude of Spring Grove, Olivia Gleason of Spring Grove, Kayla Olevson of Lanesboro, Kendel Slavin of Lime Springs, Kayden Shaw of Fillmore Central, Abby Northrup of North Winneshiek, Alexandria Johnson of Lime Springs, Jane Hamilton of Rochester, Emily Wetzel of Rochester, and Destiny Kramer of Plainview-Elgin-Millville. 4th Row L to R: Teachers Morganne Goff, Andrea White, Tara Cassmann, and Kayla Gregg. Photo by Jade Sexton

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In the service

Airman Daniel R. Webber II Air Force Airman Daniel R. Webber II graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Webber is the son of Daniel Webber of County Road 21, Lanesboro, and Diane Webber of York Avenue South, Edina. He is a 2012 graduate of Lanesboro High School.

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Cole Allen Bjurquist Steph and Matt Bjurquist, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Cole Allen. He was born on March 27th, 2013 at 2:02 p.m. He weighed 7 lbs 6 oz and was 21 1/4 inches long. Cole is welcomed home by his big brother, Reid. Maternal grandparents are Deb Peterson and Larry Peterson of Harmony, MN. Paternal grandparents are Nolan Bjurquist of Eau Claire, Wi and Jenny Bjurquist of Menomonie, Wi. Great Grandparents are Juan & Lois Tammel and Luanne Peterson of Harmony.

A little of this, A little of that. By Kathy Little

Confession alert! I, being of sound mind and body, admit that I do not crave chocolate. Well, I don’t hate it either; if that makes you feel better. My family and friends confessed “chocoholics” find this a bit odd. However, since this leaves more fudge, brownies and chocolate cake with chocolate frosting for they don’t make fun of Birth Announcement them; me. Tyler Joseph Britson Oreos were a big treat in my Keith and Adrienne Britson, of home as a child. I took the two Rochester, MN, welcome their cookies apart and licked !the son, Tyler Joseph into the world. white frosting. Then I put the Tyler was born on April 5, 2013, weighed 7 lbs 15 oz. and was Happy 13TH Birthday 20 1/2 inches long. Tyler has an older brother, Kyle. on the 23RD Coltin Grandparents are Mark and Cindy Johnson of Peterson, MN, Randy and Irish Britson of Houston, MN, and Lee and Carolyn Jerviss of Houston, MN. Great-grandparents are Glen Sveen of Lanesboro, MN, LeRoy and Darleen Johnson of Peterson, Lydia Britson of Houston, andCleone Kelly of Houston.

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the two chocolate cookies back together and put them back in the package. My mother called me a barbarian. Oreos were off-limit to me for the rest of my childhood. Maybe my taste buds just aren’t right! I can’t stand licorice; not even the red kind. It seems to taste like a rubber tire. Confession alert! I have never eaten an actual rubber tire, I just have an active immagination. Perhaps my taste buds are maturing. I just began to eat light red kidney beans. Before I just picked them out of chili. Also, I have recently tried baby bella mushrooms. They are even better than white button mushroons. Who knew? I like most fruits and vegeta-

bles except for brussel sprouts. I prefer salty snacks to sweet snacks. I have an addiction to Nacho Cheese Dorito chips and have been known to eat a large bag at one sitting. Of course, I felt sick and my breath was stinky; but I kept eating. Now I buy doritos in tiny bags. When I do eat desserts, I prefer white cake with white frosting. I adore white almond bark. Lemon and raspberry are also flavor favorites! This is one of my favorite desserts for several reasons. It contains no chocolate. It can be made ahead of time. It is perfect for spring. It can be made in a 9 x l3 pan.

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Meringue Shell 6 large egg whites at room temperature 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar 1/4 tsp. salt 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 1/8 tsp. almond flavoring Beat egg whites with electric beater until foamy. Add cream of tartar and salt. Continue on medium speed of beater. Gradually add sugar....2 Tbsp. at a time, scraping the sides of the bowl. Beat until egg whites are glossy and stiff. Add flavorings. Pile into a buttered, on the bottom only, 9x13 aluminum pan. Bake in a preheated 275 degree oven for 60 minutes. Cool completely on wire rack. LEMON FILLING 6 egg yolks slightly beaten 1 cup sugar 4 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind 1/8 tsp. salt 1/8 tsp, almond flavoring Mix in a double boiler and place over boiling water. Cook until mixture is very thick and will coat spoon.......stirring constantly. Remove from heat and cool completely. Whip l pint of heavy cream. Combine the cooled lemon mixture with half of the whipped cream and spread in meringue shell. Cover with the other half of the whipped cream. Cover well with foil and chill for 24 hours in refrigerator. Serve and wait for compliments.

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219 $ 59 Oscar Mayer Turkey Bologna..............1 $ 99 Extra Thin Sliced Meats......................1 $ 09 IGA Hot Dogs......................................1 $ 99 Oscar Mayer Sliced Bacon.................3 $ 39 Pork Sausage Links or Rolls...............1 $ 95 Alda Cod Cello Fillets....................19 $

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$ 59

11.5 Oz. • New French

Oscar Mayer Sliced Ham....................

Bakery French Baguette......................

16 Oz.



11 Oz. • Shurfresh

7-9 Oz. • Assorted • Carl Budding

Angel Food Cake Bar........................ Cook’s

Bone-In Ham Steak

12 Oz.



16 Oz. • Assorted

29 Lb.

Lofthouse Cookies............................

New York Strip Steak

5 Lb. Box





12 Count • Assorted

Chairman’s Reserve

12-16 Oz. • Assorted • Farmland


$ 59

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Shurfresh Dessert Shells.....................



Sweet P’s Mini Cupcakes..................




10.5 Oz. • Assorted





Chairman’s Reserve • Boneless

Beef Ball Tip Steak




Tyson • Family Pack

Chairman’s Reserve • Boneless

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Chairman’s Reserve • Boneless

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$ 69


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$ 29


$ 99



Pork Shoulder Butt Roast


$ 49


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$ 99 Lb.


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5 Lb.

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14 Oz.

Dole Vidalia Sweet Giorgio Sliced Cole Slaw Onions Mushrooms 8 Oz.


$ 29





Green Onions


$ 49

$ 99



Mann’s Romaine Hearts



Pork Country Style Ribs

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Pork Cube Steak

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$ 69

Vine On Tomatoes


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24 Oz. • Grandma Alice’s

$ 29

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$ 99

Split Top Wheat Bread........................


English Muffin Bread..........................

32 Oz. • IGA

Spaghetti or $ 49 Elbow Macaroni Pasta Sauce.........................................


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Kraft Salad Dressing.........................

Shurfine Long Grain Rice


$ 59



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Ortega Taco Sauce..............................

18 Oz. • Assorted • Shurfine or

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Milk Bone Dog Biscuits.....................

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Quaker Life Cereal





Purina Whisker Lickins................. 3 Count • Assorted





Dial Bar Soap..................................


Pair • Assorted

$ 59

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Playtex Hand Saver Latex Gloves......


Sport Deodorant..............................


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$ 49

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1 $ 79 IGA Whipped Topping.......................1 Kemps Ice Cream $ 99 Scrounds or Gelato or Sorbet.............................3 Sherbet $ 19 Reames Egg Noodles...................... 2 $ 29 $ 59 3 100% Apple Juice or Juice Blends.....1 $ 99 Minute Maid Frozen Orange Juice....1 4/$ Simple Favorites..................................10 $ 99

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$ 29

219 $ 39 Parkay Spread................................ 3 $ 79 Kraft Velveeta Cheese.................... 5 $ 99 Shurfresh String Cheese................. 2 $ 99 Soft Cream Cheese Tubs...................1 ¢ Nostimo Greek Yogurt................. 79 $

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12 Oz. • IGA Spanish Peanuts or


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10-12 Quart • Assorted


Frito Lay Potato Chips.........................


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24 Oz. • 6 Pack • Assorted

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Lipton Naturals Teas




Party Peanuts................................


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Microwave Popcorn.......................

2 Liter • Assorted

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Powerade Sports Drinks



Rushford Foods • Harmony Foods • Preston Foods

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Monday, April 22, 2013


Lanesboro athlete prepares for DownUnder Sports Competition as a fundraiser to aid in paying By Mitch Walbridge Gabe Decker is a junior at for his admission to the DowLanesboro High School who nUnder Track and Field Meet. takes his participation in ath- Decker is asking for per mile letics very seriously, particularly donations for the JailBreak his involvement in the Lanes- Marathon. So far, his fundboro-Fillmore Central-Mabel- raiser has proven to be successCanton track program. But ful. Friends and family from this year Decker is taking track the local area and from around and field to another level by the country have pledged to competing in the DownUnder support him. Fundraising is Sports Track and Field con- only one step of the preparatest, a unique event specifically tion process, however. Decker takes his track designed for practices seriinternational ously and does high school even more competitors. training indi This year’s vidually after D o w n Un d e r track practice, Sports Track sometimes and Field running sevcompetition eral additional is the event’s miles to help thirteenth and ready himself will take place for the 26.2for three days, mile jaunt he’ll running July 5 attempt in just through July 7. The Dow- Lanesboro junior Gabe Deck- about a week. nUnder pro- er will be participating in As he contingram itself has the Waushara County Crime ues to make been around Stoppers JailBreak Marathon progress to his for 25 years in preparation for his trip to f u n d r a i s i n g since 1989. Australia for the DownUnder goal, anyone This year the Track and Field Sports com- who wishes to add support c o m p e t i t i o n petition. takes place on Photo submitted for Decker can write checks the Griffith University, Gold Coast Cam- out to DownUnder Sports and pus in Australia. Also, partici- send them to Gabe Decker or pants will spend several days Sara Baskett at 701 Rochelle exploring the Australian land- Avenue South, Lanesboro, scape and experience Austra- Minnesota. Credit card donalian culture as the tournament tions can also be submitted package runs June 30 to July through DownUnder Sports’ website, www.downunder8. At the DownUnder Sports, while specifying Track and Field Meet Decker the donation to Gabe Decker. will compete in five to seven Gabe is excited for his events. He will compete on upcoming summer trip. The the North Central Conference Down-Under Sports program Team along with 299 co-ed and the excursion to Australia athletes representing all of the will be a valuable educational fifty states. Currently, it is experience in addition to addunknown as to what events ing to his athletic credentials. Decker will be participating in Decker commented, “I believe July, but possibilities include this Down-Under Sports trip the running events ranging will broaden my knowledge from 100 meter to 800 meter of the world, provide me with relays, and of course, one of a better appreciation for what his favorites, the pole vault. I have, give me a first-hand He took first place in the pole understanding of different culvault at the section track meet tures, build global connections last year, and he currently holds for my future, and teach me a personal record of thirteen valuable life lessons such as being able to set goals and feet. In preparation for his Aus- accomplish them . . . and of tralian adventure, Gabe Decker course give me a great travel has another goal on the horizon: experience!” Decker expresses the Waushara County Crime his gratitude for those who Stoppers JailBreak Marathon, have shown their support and which takes place on April 27. appreciates everyone who helps He will be using this marathon him reach his goals.

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A Perfect Combination Surely, you’ve been to the Commonweal Theatre in Lanesboro before. If you haven’t, you really should check it out. And, before a 7:00 p.m. show at the Commonweal, you’ll want to book a dinner reservation at Intermission -- adjoined at the hip with the theatre. David and Nancy Harrison, a husband and wife team of owners, share a passion for providing the ultimate dining experience. On the evening of Friday, April 5, 2013, just one day after they opened up for the season, we made reservations to take the kids out for dinner. Landon had just lost his first tooth, ready for a visit from the Tooth Fairy, and it was time to celebrate! Now, I have conservatively held back from taking our children, ages six and eight, out for dinner at such a fine dining establishment. Since restaurants like Intermission are embodied with a quiet ambiance, sophistication and class, I didn’t want for my children to act like they do at McDonald’s and attract unwanted stares. Children can get bored at church, restaurants, board games, and just about anything, so you need to keep them busy and entertained. Fortunately, our children were on their best behavior the night we visited Intermission. While all of the other restaurant tables were full of doting

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couples, we took up every seat with our family of four. The children ordered their favorite dish of noodles covered with butter, while Amanda and I took this moment to enjoy the finer things in life. Amanda ordered the Grilled Atlantic Salmon with maple crème fraiche, served with a wild rice blend and sautéed fresh vegetables. Meanwhile, I was hungry for steak, but not just any steak. I ordered the Grilled New York Strip with bleu cheese butter, served with garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed fresh vegetables. While we waited for our food, we talked about how our day went, including anything interesting that happened at school that day. It was a nice round table family discussion, but in

a much fancier setting. When our food arrived it was a work-of-art, a true masterpiece. Thanks to chef David Harrison for a wonderful meal. We go to the same church, Christ Lutheran in Preston, as David and Nancy Harrison along with their sons. Throughout the year, the Harrisons have hosted fine dining experiences for the church with David in the kitchen preparing enough meals to feed a congregation. Unfortunately, our schedule has always conflicted with attending these wonderful dinners. Based on our wonderful meal at Intermission in recent weeks, it looks like we’ve been missing out on outstanding dinners. Next time, I’m sure we’ll clear our calendar. If you are looking for the perfect combination of ambiance and a fine dining experience, you’ll have to stop by Intermission on your way to the Commonweal Theatre. But, please make sure you call for a reservation at 507-467-3381. Otherwise, you may be waiting a while.

Grilled New York Strip with bleu cheese butter, served with garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed fresh vegetables at Intermission in Lanesboro. Photo by Jason Sethre

Gospel Quartet Group comes to Preston The name Still Water may be new to some gospel music fans, but the sounds, energy and faces will be very familiar. Founded in 1994, this group of men has brought their unique talents and ministry to folks all across the country. And even though the group has been together for a relatively short time, God began working many years ago to mold and form exactly what he needed. The group brings together over 90 years of musical experience.

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The Lord has blessed Still Water in many ways and taken them many miles to deliver the message of Jesus Christ. A Still Water concert is far more than just rich vocals and wonderful arrangements, it is a time of spirit-filled ministry. Their blend of Traditional South-

ern Gospel styling with modern harmonies has had an impact on audiences in just about every setting one could imagine. Still Water will be in concert at the First Baptist Church in Preston on Sunday, April 28, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. All are welcome!

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Kingsland presented with Patriot Award By Barb Jeffers The Kingsland School Board held their monthly meeting on April 15, 2013 in the Kingsland conference room. All members were present with the exception of Troy Asher. Also present was Superintendent McDonald. In the first order of business consent agenda items were approved including April 2013 bills and policy adoption. In public thank you and recognition, military veteran Norm Hecimovich was honored to present two Patriot Awards at the school board meeting. One Patriot Award

was presented to Superintendent McDonald and the other was presented to the school board. Each board member and Superintendent McDonald also received a pin. Norm is the father of High School Principal Jim Hecimovich who has been active in the military and expressed the Kingsland schools support he has received when he has been called to duty. The Patriot Award comes from the Department of Defense and recognizes employers for the support they provide to the nominator. Superintendent McDonald

Kingsland School Board member Doug Plaehn receives the Patriot Award from Norm Hecimovich and nominator Jim Hecimovich. Photo by Barb Jeffers

online AuCtion Antiques/ColleCtibles/VintAge bikes & toys/Furniture/iCe beAr 3 Wheeler/grAVely MoWer….More!

Bidding starts ending on Monday, April 29th at 5 PM. VERY PARTIAL LIST: Antiques-Collectibles: Metal & Tonka toys; Glassware; Crystal; Silverware; Dolls; Cookie jars; Prints by Zoellick, Bessie Pease, Derk, Van Gilder; Stieff Lambs; Erector set w/case; Toy tractors & equip.; Silver tea set; Coke Bottling frame; Amf Probe Jr. pedal car; Badger Machine of Winona calendars-1950’s; Copper tea kettle; Pepsi & Coke items; Antique bicycles & tricycles-1940’s BF Goodrich Schwinn1960’s Huffy Galaxie Furniture: Area rugs; DR table w/6 chairs & leafs; Kitchen table w/5 chairs & leafs; China hutch w/light; Roll top desk; Drop leaf table; (2) corner hutches; Reclining couch & love seat; Parker Knoll wingback love seat; Marble top end tables; Antique dresser; Twin bed; Mirrored dresser Misc: “Creative” china dinner set; Hospital bed w/controls; Many file cabinets & desks; Clothes washer; Front bumper for 1968 Pontiac; Many storage totes; Glass top display cabinets; Towels/ linens; Stagg & Barcley acoustic guitars w/case; Small kitchen appliances; 10’x10’ MN Viking collapsible canopy tent; 4 Alloy 5 lug truck wheels w/tires; Lawn & garden equip.; Turkey decoys; Olin skis/poles; 2010 Ice Bear 3 wheeled cycle-300 cc-automatic w/reverse-460 mi; Ruger 22 rifle-nib Tools: Rebel spiral saw; Router; Elec. Grease gun; tire chains; Craftsman rotary tool; Shop vac. (16 gal); 3 gal. air compressor w/impact staple gun; Tomahawk chipper/shredder; Gravely PMZ260 mower 60”; Troybilt Super Tomahawk shredder. Terms: 10% buyer’s premium on all items; 3% credit card fee; all items are “as is” with buyer confirming condition & accuracy; MUST PAY IN FULL AND PICK UP ALL ITEMS ON PICKUP DAY. IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO ATTEND PICKUP DAY, PLEASE DO NOT BID. PLEASE SEE OUR WEB SITE FOR ALL FIREARM TERMS PRIOR TO BIDDING ON ALL GUNS. $10 FFL fee will be added to all firearm transactions. We accept cash, major credit card or good check payable to “Darr Auctions.” Viewing days: Wed., April 24th, 3pm – 7pm & Sun. April 28th, 11 am-3pm Pickup day: Tues., April 30th-8 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. . . At Darr Auctions facility at 909 Larson Lane in Rushford, MN. North end of town off Hwy. 43 behind M & M Lawn & Leisure. From Hwy 43 go West on Enterprise Dr.; then right on Larson Lane. Watch for signs. Go to for complete viewing, photos, bidding and terms. Ph- 800-852-0010

recognized the Robotics Team saying the entire school is “very proud of them” adding the group did “extremely well” and are looking forward to next year. Mr. McDonald congratulated the coaches, mentors, sponsors, and the kids. Kingsland School has been given a School Finance Award. Kingsland has received this award several years in a row which is impressive. A thank you was given to the sponsors for the full page of Kingsland news in the Fillmore County Journal. These sponsors included Essig Agency, Greg Davids, First State Bank, and Sunshine Foods. An additional thank you was given to Cindy Gallea, a competitor in this year’s Iditarod, who gave a presentation to the Fifth graders. The FFA report included news that 20 members will be attending the Region 8 banquet on May 5 and 33 people (10 teams) will be attending the State Convention on April 28. Finance/Facilities Committee met on April 3. One item of discussion was the sign fund. Curriculum/Personnel Committee met on April 8. Kindergarten round-up was held April 16. Teacher evaluations are finishing up. Policy/ PR Committee met March 27. Policies for second reading were reviewed and the committee also viewed and discussed the Kingsland ad in the Fillmore County Journal. The Business Manager report included an update on the budget and a review of the preliminary 2013-14 budget. 3.5 million of the 6 million dollar budget is paid in salaries. Principal Hecimovich reported on Project Lead The Way. Classes being added are Civil Engineering and Architecture along with Human Body Systems. College In Schools is working with the Art Department regarding Riverland approval and course offerings. Sophomore registration wasMonday, March 29. Two separate Safety Awareness Trainings: the first training was April 17 and featured Fillmore County Attorney Brett Corson and Officer Whitacre of the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Dept. giving a presentation. The second training will be held April 24 where a mother will speak about the tragic loss of her daughter. Principal Hecimovich noted that with prom coming up it is a good time for safety awareness. April 18 was the VREP Showcase. A severe weather drill was held on April 18 at 1:45 p.m. Prom is Saturday, May 4. Baccalaureate program will be May 15 at 7p.m. Principal Priebe discussed MCA testing which is coming up April 23-May 3. Kingsland is offering parents to come in and give students a last-minute pep talk. Kindergarten preschool open house was held April 16. Family bingo night was well attended

The FCJ reaches over 12,000 household each week. on Friday, April 12. Pre-K - 6 scheduling for 2013-14 school year is nearly complete. In the Superintendent’s report, Mr. McDonald discussed electronic textbooks and how some schools are developing their own textbooks electronically. Kingsland is working with RCTC and Riverland College on technical course credits. SEMLAC in-services will be held at Kingsland next school year on October 21. Superintendent McDonald was invited to speak at the Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association (MPMA) conference on Thursday, April 11. Mr. McDonald discussed the SE Minnesota Professional Learning Communities and stated he is excited for this opportunity next year. Superintendent McDonald congratulated Kingsland and its teachers on being featured in EDTECH magazine. The Omnibus bill being considered in the House and Senate could lead to all day Kindergarten. The Fiscal year 2013 revised budget was discussed.

Kingsland is in good fiscal health. The electronic message sign was discussed. There has been $11,700 donated and another $29,000 has been set aside for the sign. More information will be given at the May meeting. Three hires were approved. A contract adjustment was approved. One resignation was approved. One retirement was recognized and approved. The Key Club will be attending a convention in St. Cloud sponsored by the Kiwanis. The Kingsland Dance Program was approved at an estimated expense of $25,762.00 for the first year. The school board approved purchasing a mat for the wrestling team in the future. Youth Summer Soccer Program is partnering with the Rochester Family Y. The cost is $45 per student. Calendar adjustments were approved. The Superintendents contract was approved. Meeting adjourned. The next meeting will be Monday, May 20, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.

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auctioneers: Dick Schwade Lic. 23-10018, 507-346-2183 or 7834, Cell 507-251-7313; Tom Jasper 50-113, 507-251-7654; Kevin Grabau 23-91, 507-951-1478 ringman: Bob Root, Roger Becker clerk: Spring Valley Sales - Fax 507-346-2163. announcements day of take Precedence oVer any adVertised or Pre-Printed material all of tHe aBoVe mercHandise is selling as is, wHere is, witH no warranty. terms: casH or good cHeck day of sale. notHing to Be remoVed until settled for. not resPonsiBle for accidents or mercHandise after sold. Please Bring ProPer identification.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS TUESDAY, APRIL 23 •Knit it Together, 3:30-4:30pm, Preston Public Library. Knitting for all levels. For fundraiser info, call 507-867-3583.* •Bluff Country Toastmasters meet, 5:30pm, Spring Valley Public Library.* •Chatfield AA meets, 7:30pm in the Pio­neer Presbyterian Church, 206 Fillmore St., Chatfield.* •AA Closed Meeting, 8pm, Presbyterian Church, Mill St, Rushford.*

•Story Hour, 11am, Harmony Public Library. No school, no story hour.* •Canton Senior Citizens meet, 1pm for cards and visiting, Canton Community Center.* •Discussion about Aging & Support Care, 7pm, Heritage Grove of Harmony, Harmony, MN. 507-886-6515. •AA Class “Road’s Journey,” 8pm, 301 E. Franklin St., Spring Valley (a yellow house).*



•Chatfield NA meeting, 7:30pm, Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 206 •Spring Valley Area Foodshelf, 2-4pm, 1300 West Tracy Rd, Spring Fillmore St. Chatfield.* •Harmony AA Group, 8pm, Valley, MN.* Harmony Community Center. For •Wykoff United Methodist more info call 612-251-3822 or Women’s 54th Annual Chicken 507-272-2191* Pie Supper, 4:30pm until all served, Wykoff Community Center, SATURDAY, APRIL 27 Wykoff, MN. •Spring Valley Area Foodshelf, 9-11am, 1300 West Tracy Rd, THURSDAY, APRIL 25 •Free Senior Coffee, 9am, Heritage Spring Valley, MN.* Grove, Harmony.*


MONDAY, April 29 •Community Coffee, 9am, Park Lane Estates, Preston.*

•Public Blood Pressure Clinic, 1-3pm, Fillmore County Public Health, 902 Houston Street NW, Preston, MN.* •TOPS (take off pounds sensibly) Meeting, Spring Valley Care Center Activity Room. Weigh-in from 5:45-6 p.m. Meeting from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Questions contact Judy at 507-346-2469.*

SUNDAY, APRIL 28 •Dad’s Belgian Waffles, 9am-1pm, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Spring Valley, MN. Carry outs available. Handicap accessible. •Meatball Dinner, 11:30am-1:30pm, North Prairie Church, rural Lanesboro, MN. Carry outs available.



•Senior Senior Prom, 2-4pm, Chatfield High School. Sponsored by Help Our Neighbors. •Fountain AA Group closed meeting, 7:30pm. Fountain Lutheran Church, south Main St. and Highway 52.*

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•Root River Valley Earth Day Celebration, 10am-2pm, Sylvan Park, Lanesboro, MN. Crafts and activities for everyone. •Harmony United Methodist Women Spring Fling, 11am-1:30pm, Harmony United Methodist Church Dining Room, Harmony, MN. •Bob Welch, “Songs of the Civil War,” 1pm, Fillmore County History Center & Geneaology Library, Fountain, MN. •Lanesboro AA Group, 8:00pm, Bethlehem Lutheran Church. For more info, call 507-251-1771 or 765-2518.*




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Mel’s Golf Cars LLC closeout on new colored 2012 Yamaha gas and electric golf carts. Example: a $5000 car with small down payment and approved credit the price could be $150/month for 36 months. Many used golf cars available. We are an authorized Yamaha Dealer and provide the highest quality in all our golf carts. 132 Garfield Ave. S. Albert Lea, MN or call Mel at 507-438-2705. s8,15,22- x HUSQVARNA LAWN MOWER tractor. Snowblower attachment with cab, wheel weights with chair, small garden trailer, bagger. 23HP Briggs and Stratton motor. 40” snowblower. Used 1 year. Lawnmower 2 years old. $3,200 for everything. 507864-2341 after 5pm, Rushford. s15,22-o

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Call Dave or Dempsey • Cell: 507-259-4238 or 507-259-4239

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Jeff Hebl, Owner 507-467-4798 • Lanesboro, MN


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ON THE CRUNCHY SIDE in Harmony is hiring bartenders & wait staff, all shifts, ask for Lisa. Also hiring cooks & kitchen staff, all shifts, ask for Miles. Apply in person - fun place to work!! 507-886-5560. h1tfn- o

HOUSEKEEPER Part-time, weekdays & every other weekend required. Call Green Gables Inn, ask for Jackie 507-467-2936. h18tfn-o

OLD TYME CAFE looking for part-time server and part-time line cook. Apply in person. 219 S. Main, Chatfield. 507-8671633. h8tfn-o

PERSON TO WORK farm construction. Must have driver’s license and be willing to travel weekly. Call 507-346-2374 for application. Steel Constructors, Inc. h1,8,15,22-o

NEW RICHLAND CARE CENTER has day and evening CNA positions and a night nurse position available immediately. Benefits apply to all positions. Please apply on our website: or call 507-465-3292 for an application. EOE. h8,15,22-x

ON THE CRUNCHY SIDE - In Harmony, MN is hiring an early morning cleaning person. MUST be dependable. References will be check/verified. Apply in person, ask for Lisa. 507-886-5560. Great place to work!! htfn14- o


SPRING VALLEY SENIOR LIVING is currently looking for a part-time LPN/RN for evening and night shifts. Approximately .4-.5 FTE including every other weekend. Competitive wages as well as shift and weekend differentials offered. If interested please send application or resume to Spring Valley Senior Living, Attn: HR, 800 Memorial Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975 or e-mail EOE. h15,22-o CDL DRIVERS WANTED - Lawrence Transportation. Long haul company drivers. Great pay, consistent miles, sign on bonus. (800) 328-7224 x205. h15,22-x


OTR DRIVERS NEEDED. Must be 24 years or older. 2 years or 150,000 miles experience. Clean driving record. TS EXPRESS, Northwood, IA. 800-3287646 ext. #7. h22,29,6- x



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SPRING VALLEY SENIOR LIVING is currently looking for a part-time CNA for the day shift. Every other weekend required. If interested send application or resume to Spring Valley Senior Living, Attn: Human Resources, 800 Memorail Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975, or e-mail EOE. h15,22- o

SPRING VALLEY SENIOR LIVING is currently looking for a full-time LPN/RN. Primary responsibilities include providing quality nursing care to residents according to physicians orders and in accordance with the recognized nursing techniques and procedures of this facility. Every other weekend work required. Competitive wages as well as shift and weekend differentials offered. To apply please send application or resume to: Spring Valley Senior Living, Attn: HR, 800 Memorial Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975 or e-mail h22,29-o

RIVERSIDE ON THE ROOT in Lanesboro has positions for bartenders/servers, dish/ prep, line cook, and grill chef openings to join our team. Contact Mike or Julie at 507-467-3663 or e-mail h15,22- o HELP WANTED: Emil Farqart’s, Lanesboro, is looking for part-time help for the season. Must be able to work weekends. Call 507-467-2451. h15,22- o INDEPENDENT STYLIST wanted for a stylish salon in Stewartville. Very reasonable rent, great atmosphere, any hours available. Be your own boss. Manager license needed. Call Connie at 507-2619745. h22,29-o PAID IN ADVANCE! MAKE $1000 A WEEK mailing brochures from home! Helping Home-Workers since 2001. Genuine Opportunity! No experience required. Start Immediately! (MFPA)


Whether you’re in need of a babysitter or an efficient office manager, you can find the help you deserve by advertising in the Fillmore County Journal Classifieds. And when you’re in search of a better position, our listings can make short work of the situation.

Call 507.765.2151 • Fax 507.765.2468

Green Lea Manor is currently looking for special people who want to make a difference! Full-Time & Part-Time Nursing Assistant Positions Available Must be caring, compassionate, and a team player. Will train and reimburse for classes, if not on the registry. Bonus-pay on weekends and shift differential.


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Competitive Hourly Wages 2nd SHift Premium Health, dental, and Vision insurance Life & disability insurance flex Spending/125 Plan for medical and Child Care reimbursement

401(k) retirement Plan Vacation time Personal time Off Paid Holidays Health Club discount Prescription Safety eyeglasses Program

EARN up To $0.70 MoRE pER houR for coming to work on time or doing your job safely!



An exciting opportunity to work alongside committed and driven people in the industry, building the industry’s top products. You will assemble products by interpreting print packets and bills of materials. You must be able to accurately measure components and assemblies, utilize a variety of hand, power and air tools and perform high quality work.

An exciting career opportunity for entry level and experienced welders in aluminum and/or steel component fabrication. Our welders apply best welding techniques to create aluminum and steel piecework and subassemblies, and read/interpret print packets/work orders for assigned jobs.

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We produce only high quality products. If you are a high quality individual, please apply at our Cresco facility at 816 7th St. West, between the hours of 7:00 am and 4:30 pm or online at our website Also, you can call us at 563-547-4725 and we will be happy to mail you an application. Featherlite, Inc. requires pre-employment background and drug screen. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, strongly encouraging diversity within our workplace.

has openings for part-time wait staff

Apply at Harmony House Restaurant, downtown Harmony. Contact Marilyn at 507-886-4612

South Plant - 1st and 2nd shift. Starting wage $9.50

…because the journey matters

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Part-Time Cook

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Must Pass a backGROuNd aNd dRuG scReeN.

holiday pay, vacation, overtime, Medical and Dental benefits offered. Call 507-923-4955 for questions or fill out an application at CMG 3707 Commercial Dr SW Rochester, MN 55902.

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

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Production Positions

north Plant - 1st and 2nd shift. Starting wage $8.50

8:30am - 4:30pm Every Other Weekend/Holiday • • • • • •

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115 N. Lyndale Ave., Mabel, MN 55954 (507) 493-5436

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Spring Valley Senior Living is currently looking for a full-time RN Care Coordinator. Primary responsibilities include coordinating the delivery of services to managed care and Medicare residents, providing direct care to residents, and supervising the day to day activities performed by nursing assistants. Benefit eligible position. Occasional weekends required. If interested please send cover letter and resume to Spring Valley Senior Living, Attn: Human Resources, 800 Memorial Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975, or e-mail EOE. h22,29- o


has current openings for experienced, mature and caring individuals REAp THE REwARDS . . .

OTR DRIVERS Sign on bonus $1,000. Up to 45 CPM. Full-time positions with benefits! Pet policy. O/O’s welcome! deBoer Transportation 800/825-8511 MCAN

Contact: Nicky or stop by for an application

Green Lea Manor Nursing Home Work for the Official Trailer of NASCAR® and IndyCar! Featherlite located in Cresco, Iowa seeks job applicants for assembler and welder positions. Featherlite is the nation’s top trailer brand and manufacturer of professional race car transporters.

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Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider


Freelance Writer The Fillmore County Journal is looking for a freelance writer to write occasional feature stories and cover government meetings.We are looking for someone with good writing skills and an interest in people. Please send a letter of interest and writing sample to Editor, Fillmore County Journal, P.O. Box 496, Preston, MN 55965 or e-mail to jason@fillmorecountyjournal. com or call for more information 507-251-5297.

The Fillmore County Journal


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Monday, April 22, 2013



The Official Legal Newspaper for Fillmore County NOTICES SPRING VALLEY SENIOR LIVING

will be expanding this summer. Welsh Do you have an interest in serving Construction is the general contractor for the project and will be taking subconwith varying abilities? tractor bids for the project by May 1st.

Parties interested in submitting bids for The Fillmore County DAC is looking for more board project should contact Peg Buckland members that have experience working with non-profits. the at Welsh Construction, 952-897-7734 or n22-o Do you have a background in education, financial management, social services, or human resources? INVESTORS Copyrighted smart phone technology. Ground floor of a possible IPO. $5,000 min.- $25,000 max. ment. 1360 University Ave, Suite 232, St. Paul, MN 55104.MCAN

If so, and if you would like to serve on our Board of Directors, you could be a great benefit to the persons we serve and to the community as well.

FTW IS CURRENTLY RECRUITING volunteer community representatives & host families with for theSoy 2013 ink school year. Printed Call Kathy: 952/837-0025; Kathy@ MCAN

Please call Lori at 765-3378 M-F 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. if you have an interest in serving on our Board of Directors.



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ANTIQUE SHOW/FLEA MARKET: 2005 24X48 3 bedroom, 2 full bath, gas Turn Old Bessie fireplace, energy efficient, manufactured Gold Rush, Olmsted County Fairgrounds, home. Includes appliances and stoneskirtRochester, MN. May Into 10-12, 2013. Cow a Cash Buildings open at 8am. Free admission, ing and front and back decks. Beautiful Fillmore County condition. In rural Fountain. Call 507-268parking $5. 507-269-1473. g15,22,29- Journal x PH: 507-765-2151 OR 1-800-599-0481 4972. e22,29-o MOVING SALE: 705 Calhoun Ave. South, Lanesboro. Thursday, April This newspaper will 25 3-6pm. Friday, April 26 12-6pm. Saturday, April 27 8am-3pm. g15,22-x not knowingly accept

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COUNTRY FRESH PRODUCE UP SOME GOOD DEALS AUCTION: 4/26, 5/3,ROUND 5/7, 5/10, 5/14, 5/17, 5/21, 5/28, 5/31. Starting at 10am.County in the Fillmore Evening Flower Auctions: 5/8, 5/15,Classifieds. 5/22. Journal Starting at 6pm. Mother’s Day Flower Auction: Sat. May 11th. Starting at 10am. Country Fresh Produce Auction, 13473 Cty Rd. 35, St. Charles, MN 55972. n22x

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FOR SALE: 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in the country with heated shop. 507-259-6961. e30tfn- o

HOUSE FOR SALE BY OWNER: Two bedroom, one bath. All redone in 2011. Corner lot. It’s a cutie. $89,900. 611 E. Park Street, Rushford, MN. 507-438-9628. e15,22-o

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114/116/116 1/2 Jessie St. W, Rushford, MN. Two business areas street level and one large apartment upstairs with two entrances. New metal roof. Building is approximately 32’x65’. Three furnaces/AC-Half Basement. Storage shed in back in parking P L D Get the job done area. Contract for deed possible. HE TE Find the help you N $62,000 deserve by advertising WA 507.864.2985 • 507.251.9196 with us! Whether you’re buying or selling, the Journal Auto Page is the place to look


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30 millHouse lane sw, CHatfield

Immaculate New Ranch • Main Floor Laundry/Mud Room • Vinyl Siding • 9’ Ceilings • 2 Car Insulated Garage • Open Kitchen & Dining • Bull Nose Corners • Cul-De-Sac

Townhouse • 2 Large Bedrooms • Eye Level Living • Attached Garage • New Appliances • New Private Deck • Open Floor Plan





322 ProsPeCt st., CHatfield

704 kenilwortH ave., lanesboro

3 Bedroom Ranch • 2 Baths • 3 Season Porch • 2 Car Garage • Main Floor Laundry

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

25 fillmore st., CHatfield Victorian w/ Unlimited Potential • 4 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • 9’ Ceilings • Wood Floors • Large Corner Lot • Mature Trees • Formal Living Room • Formal Dining Room • Family Room • Large Kitchen


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$79,900 707 roCHelle ave s., lanesboro 2 Story • 3+ Bedrooms • Porch 2 Full Baths • Main Floor Laundry • 2 Car Garage

$117,500 14 winona st., CHatfield

Ranch Home • New Roof • New Windows Wood Floors • Remodeled bath • Gas Fireplace 3-season porch

$109,900 312 benCH st. sw, CHatfield 3+ Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Gas Fireplace 2 Car Garage • New Roof • Vinyl Siding

$239,900 13947 117 st. se, CHatfield 2 acres • 3 bedrooms on main floor • 2 baths 24x24 family room w/maple ceilings • Wood Floors Gas fireplace • Vinyl siding • 2 car att. garage • 30x32 shed w/heated shop Edge of town • Overlooks city

CommerCial building - wykoff Completely renovated building that is ideal for any type of restaurant, catering or other business iNg! opportunity. The lower level is finished for additional List w e N space. $199,900 CommerCial building - lanesboro Great opportunity to own large commercial building in a high traffic area. Potential business $164,500 could be retail, restaurant/bar, convenience store/ grocery, crafts or many other uses. Can be divided 21205 280tH st., fountain off. Apartment above for rental or personal use. 7.7 Acres • Set up for horses • 3 Bedrooms • $64,500 2 Porches • Wood Floors • Main Flr Laundry new listing - CommerCial building • Woods • Pasture • 2 outbuildings 206 Main St. Chatfield. Great rental income, • Chatfield Schools multiple business rental, 2 apartments rental, newer furnaces, ideal location. $109,000


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






21559 Cty rd 102, CHatfield 4.58 Aces • 3 Bedrooms • 2 Full Baths • Master Bath • New Cedar Siding • New Steel $149,900 Roof • 2 New Decks • Remodeled Kitchen 11687 deer road, mabel • Fireplace • Formal Living Room • Formal Cabin on 16 acres • Knotty Pine • Steel siding • New Dining Room • 32x30 Shed with Heated well & septic • Covered porch • In-floor heat • Loft Shop • Wildlife • Scenery area • Laundry

$159,900 19405 st. HigHway 80, wykoff

4+ Acres • 4 Bedroom • Main floor laundry • Large deck • 720 Sq. Ft. Garage • Large Ranch • Enclosed Breezeway

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25 Center St. W, Harmony, MN 55939 • Toll Free: 888-839-2142

Properties like this one are hard to find! Great for entertaining inside & out. Eat in kitchen, large family room, office & main floor bath, bedroom & laundry. Upstairs loft bedroom, plus master with master bath. Enjoy evenings on the patio or deck. Det garage. $109,900


255 2Nd ave Ne HarmoNy, mN

Kelsey Fischer Licensed Assistant Office 507-886-4221


Neatly kept & updated home. Large open kitchen dining room, center island & 9 ft ceilings on main floor. Living room with partial open staircase leads up to a large master bedroom and a guest bedroom. Concrete block foundation offers room for possible family room or office & 1/2 bath. $61,900


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24754 210tH St, PreStoN, mN

A Slice of Country! Well cared for spacious home with att. 3 car insulated garage (26 x 45) and 32 x 40 steel shed. Fenced area for a small pasture, garden area & mature trees finish off lot with a wonderful setting, just a short walk to the Root River & only a few miles to Forestville State Park. $156,000

2.57 55 2Nd ave Se HarmoNy, mN

Move in ready! 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home. Updated kitchen & baths. Wood floors, high ceilings & original woodwork. LL family room plus walk up attic. Insulated 3 car garage. New shingles in 2009. $118,900

210 Center St. W HarmoNy, mN

Lovely turn of the century 4 bedroom home. Features 9 ft ceilings, decorative moldings, hardwood floors, & original cabinetry detail. Eat in kitchen plus dining room. Full basement & walk up attic. Large 3 season porch. $94,900

30 3rd ave NW, HarmoNy, mN

Super smart layout & use of space 2 good sized bedrooms. Oak hardwoods, updated windows & shingles, private covered patio (9 x 18) plus front patio, and super sized 1 car detached garage. Make an offer! $68,000

38608 Cty 24, LeNora, mN

450 2Nd ave Se HarmoNy, mN Great location on quiet tree lined street.3 bedroom home with open porch to welcome your guests. Main floor bedroom, 1/2 bath, and laundry. Hardwood floors under carpet. No backyard neighbors! Detached garage. $48,000



28821 Cty 25 PeterSoN, mN

Country charmer! Well cared for 2 bedroom, 1 ½ bath home. Redone in 1997 with new sheetrock, wiring plus other updates. Newer garage w/ loft & greenhouse. 1992 Amish built summer kitchen. Rural zoning. $74,900

Ideal for the outdoor lover! Boarders State Land & Trout Stream. Space for family, friends, hobbies & home business. Vaulted ceilings, granite counter tops, fireplace. Att 2 car plus 30x40 garage/shop, additional land available. $267,900


10 Ac 401 County rd 8, FoUNtaIN, mN

A must see! Generous living space, oak hardwood floors. Quality 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home. Eat-in kitchen with new counter tops. Updated windows, siding & shingles. LL family room, bed & ¾ bath. Heated 2 car att garage. Seller invites your offer! $98,000

355 3rd ave Se, HarmoNy, mN

Spacious ranch on corner lot. Very nice kitchen, oak cabinets and breakfast bar. Master bath and guest bedroom & bath. Living room has an extra 10 x 10 area on one end great for office or formal dining. Huge 2 car att garage. $95,000

Church Hill School Condos LaNeSboro, mN

Church Hill School Condos LaNeSboro, mN

Unit 202. Beautiful high ceilings & open, bright feel. 2 bedrooms. 1,000 SqFt Condo with warmth of wood that offers yet a neutral decor to welcome your furnishings. Option to purchase garage stall, open & adjacent to Unit 201. Rent to own option! $100,000

Unit 201. 1,016 SqFt Condo with large bedroom with walk in closet. Large space super for entertaining. Option to purchase garage stall separately. Open & Adjacent to Unit 202, purchase one or both. Rent to own option. $115,000

Once in a lifetime opportunity to own this wonderful Victorian home, 3 stories. 1400 SqFt addition is currently home based business & easily converted for additional living space. Quality craftsmanship. $349,900

330 main ave S, HarmoNy, mN

Church Hill School Condos LaNeSboro, mN

611 Kenilworth ave S, LaNeSboro, mN

45742 Cty 29, mabeL, mN Picture perfect setting overlooks a trout stream. Quality custom built ranch home & 2 car garage. Custom Amish cabinets, floors and millwork. LL finished. A few steps to Public Access trout stream and State Land close by. Professionally landscaped. $259,900



25 3rd ave NW, HarmoNy, mN Country views! 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home. Roomy 3 bedroom 2 bath ranch home on Great kitchen with plenty of cabinets and patio a quiet street with hardwood floors. Family door to back deck. Shingles, siding & windows room with stone fireplace. 3 season porch updated in 2005. 1 car att garage. to enjoy country views. $104,900 285 Niagara Ct, HarmoNy, mN

PeNdING - 234 1st ave Ne Harmony

45 1St ave SW HarmoNy, mN

Plenty of potential at this price! Within walking distance to most anything! This home has a great yard, large garage. 3 bedroom 2 bath home. Detached 2 car garage. $59,300

Super for starting up or slowing down. Two bedroom home with many updates including kitchen and bath. Generous storage & workspace in basement. Deck plus 2 car det garage. $61,500




A lifestyle to enjoy! First Floor condo, cherry wood cabinets, hardwood flooring, ceramic tile. Master on suite and guest bedroom and ¾ bath. Laundry in unit. 1100+ sq ft, includes on garage stall in heated garage. $150,000



435 main ave S, HarmoNy, mN

Delightful move in ready home. Updated paint and flooring in dining & living rooms with 9ft ceilings. Eat in kitchen plus main floor laundry, baths and bedrooms. Det 2 car garage.$68,000






PeNdING - 125 St. Paul St. Preston SoLd - 340a 5th ave Se Harmony SoLd - 401 North St NW Preston SoLd - 405 Spring St NW Preston SoLd - 401 e Hwy 52 Canton

XXX Hwy 52 e CaNtoN, mN Relax & Enjoy! Lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath, town- 2004 Build, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with walk Great opportunity and super location. Main 25 Acres with beautiful trees. Super location Great spot to build a home, beautiful home. Great layout with generous sized rooms. out basement. LL offers family room, 4th bed- floor 1298 sq ft of space currently office with to build or clear for crop land, access off of trees open area for pasture or clear Attached garage, CA, patio, appliances included. room, and future bath. 2 car detached garage great rental lease in place. Upstairs offers an county 23 just off intersection. for cropland. 125 St. Paul Street SW PreStoN, mN

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E-mail: 272 Main St. North Chatfield MN 55923 Ph: 867-9100 Cell: 259-9110

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• 3 Bedrooms • Den • 2 Car Garage • Central Air • Main floor laundry • Open staircase • Appliances • Steel siding • Wrap around porch • Deck • New windows • roof, furnace & water heater




• 4 Bedroom • 3 Bath • Loaded with Character

• Updated Commercial building • 4 Bedrooms • 0.40 ac



• 2 Plus Bedroom • 2 Bath • Large Corner Lot • Main floor living • Totally Updated • Steel siding • All Appliances • Central Air • Move-in-Condition • 2 Car Garage plus storage shed • Close to School

• 3 Bedroom • 2 Bath • 2 Story • Close to town • New roof, furnace, water heater & water softener • Loafing shed • 3 car garage (960 sf) • Great view • Zone Agriculture • Close to Root River & Mill Creek


• 3+ Bedrooms on same level • 2 Baths • 2 Car garage • Numerous updates • Move-in cond.

$89,900 214 MAIN ST S, CHATFIELD




• Numerous possibilities • Formally a Pizzeria • Main floor offers 3,011 sq. ft. • 2 baths • Hardwood floors • Updated electrical & furnaces • Display windows • Includes a very nice 2 bedroom apt. & 1 bedroom apt.


$119,900 521 MAIN ST S, CHATFIELD

• Updated main floor w/1,320 sq ft & bath • 2-1 Bedroom apartment’s w/separated utilities

$179,900 811 ROOT RIVER ST SW, CHATFIELD #4044497




$122,900 #4043857

• 3 Bedrooms • Den for 4th bedroom • 2 Baths • Remodeled 4 Season porch • Gas stove • Updated kitchen with large center island • Both levels finished • 2 Car garage • Deck


208 ST. PAUL STREET SW, PRESTON $27,000 • Professional office space or retail • Display window • hardwood floors • ½ Bath • 1 Bedroom apartment on second floor DOGPATCH BAR & GRILL






• 3 Bedroom • 2 Bath • Finished Lower Level • Newer roof, furnace, A/C, steel siding • Nicely landscaped yard • Patio • Private Backyard



$129,900 #4043524 #4042807

• 3 Bedroom • 2 Bath • 2 Kitchens • Walkout • Hardwood floors • remodeled Kitchen • New roof, windows, insulation & water heater • Lower level apartment, Workshop under garage





• 6 Bedroom • 3 Bath • 2 lots • 4,966 sq. ft. • Pocket doors • Crown moldings • 2 staircases • Leaded windows • Built-ins • Butler pantry • Finished walk-up attic • Sauna • 2 car garage


$99,900 205 MAIN ST, FOUNTAIN


• 3 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • 2 Car Garage • 3,000 sq. ft. • Walnut cabinets • Island • Upgraded appliances • New roof, windows & flooring throughout • Fireplace • Partial fenced yard • 0.48 acre



• 2-2 Bedroom Units • Numerous updates • Live on main floor and renter make payment • Great Location across from School • Easy convert back to 4 bed, 2 bath, single family home


• 4 Bedrooms • 2 baths • 2 Car garage • Hardwood floors • Open Staircase • Sunroom • Remodeled 2nd floor • Steel Siding • New roof • Fenced backyard



• 2 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • In floor heat • Open layout • Everything on main floor • Central Air • 3’ doors • 9’ Ceilings • Walk-in closets • No association fee • Dead end street • Next to park & bike trail




• 3 Bedroom • Main floor living • Deck • 2 car garage • Maintenance free exterior • New roof & windows • Just move-in

$169,900 104 FILLMORE ST E, WYKOFF


• 4 Bedrooms • 3 Baths • 2 Car Garage • Fenced Yard •3,808 sq. ft. • Main floor living • Energy efficient • Hardwood floors • Paneled doors • Open layout •Basement roughed in for bath & floor heat

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• Business Opportunity • 2.3 acres • Trout Creek • Totally remodeled Tavern of yesteryear • Bar w/ fireplace, Dance Area, Kitchen/Prep area • Remodeled 2 bedroom house w/ carport

$119,900 #4044129

• 2 Bedroom • 2 Bath • Corner lot • Sunroom • Fireplace • Quality windows • New roof, furnace & central air • Formally Peterson’s Sport Shop



$369,900 #4044347

• 3 Bedroom (Possible 5) • 3 Bath • Ranch built in 2001 • Heated shop (54’x56’) finished out w/ bath & in floor heat • 2 Pole sheds, 2 Cattle/horse sheds, Fenced pasture • Great location just off the blacktop • 15 Minutes to Rochester


$65,900 315 SILVER ST N, WYKOFF




$59,900 #4040978


• 3 Bedroom • 2 bath • Fully furnished • Totally remodeled from the studs in 1992 • Oversized 2 car garage (24’x34’) • Main floor living • Move-in-condition




• 4 Bedroom • 3 Baths • Fireplace • Main floor laundry • 3 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Open Layout

• 2 New furnaces & A/C for comfort control • Main floor laundry • Original woodwork • Hardwood floors • leaded windows




• 3+ Bedrooms • 2 Baths • 2 Car Garage •New cabinets • Granite tops • Ceramic backsplash • Stainless steel appliances






LOTS FOR SALE CHATFIELD – Fingerson & Donahoe First Subd. Covenant controlled neighborhood with lg cul-de-sac, walk-out lots w/private backyards. Lots starting at $29,900. NEW PRICING AND ADDITIONAL LOTS AVAILABLE! RACINE – Lyman’s Second Subdivision. Located in newer development on cul-de-sac street with city utilities, choice of builder and covenant controlled. Hurry only 3 lots available. Prices starting at $19,900. STEWARTVILLE – Last available lot in established neighborhood across from Elementary School. Dead end street, 0.23 acres, level lot & modular homes are welcome. $36,900





• 3 Bedroom • Open Layout • 3 Porches • New windows • New roof • All new flooring • Hardwood floors • Gas stove • Steel siding • Remodeled kitchen with new cabinetry & island


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$104,900 303 TWIFORD ST SW, CHATFIELD #4043283



TOWNHOME LOTS CHATFIELD ORCHARD RIDGE LOTS –BANK OWNED Townhome lots with private backyards (4 walkout, 2 level). This upscale neighborhood is on a paved dead end road with city utilities. Only $20,000/each.

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PUBLIC NOTICES COUNTY PROJECTS BIDS CLOSE MAY 6, 2013 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 6th day of May, 2013, for the following projects: SAP 023-624-007: Concrete Paving, Aggregate Shouldering and Striping, located on CSAH 24 between the Jcts. of CSAH 23 and TH 43. Major quantities include construction of concrete pavement, aggregate shouldering & striping. Plan and Proposal price is $50.00 picked up, and $55.00 if sent by US mail. SAP 023-623-027: Mill Bituminous Surface, Bituminous Pavement Reclamation, Bituminous Surfacing, Aggregate Shouldering & Striping, located on CSAH 23 between the Jcts. of TH 52 and CSAH 24. Major quantities include milling bituminous surface, bituminous pavement reclamation, bituminous surfacing, aggregate shouldering and striping. Plan and Proposal price is $50.00 picked up, and $55.00 if sent by US mail. Plans, Proposal and Specifications can be examined and obtained from the Fillmore County Highway Department, 909 Houston Street NW, Preston, MN 55965, ph. # 507-765-3854. Request for plans and proposals must be accompanied by a check, draft or a money order, payable to the Fillmore County Treasurer, in the amount mentioned above. Bids submitted must be individually sealed, and identified on the outside for each specific project. A bidder’s bond or a certified check in the amount of at least 5% of the total amount bid and payable must accompany the bid to the Treasurer of Fillmore County. Fillmore County reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Dated: April 1, 2013 Ronald Gregg, County Engineer Fillmore County, MN Publish 8,15,22

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NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. DATE: April 8, 2013 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described Mortgage: INFORMATION REGARDING MORTGAGE TO BE FORECLOSED 1. Date of Mortgage:  April 13, 2009 2. Mortgagors:   Frederick L. Williams and Dennise N. Williams, n/k/a Dennise Klutts 3. Mortgagees: Jennings State Bank 4. Recording Information: Recorded on April 16, 2009, as Document Number 371300, in the Office of the County Recorder of Fillmore County, Minnesota 5. Assignments of Mortgage, if any: Assigned to Central Bank, a Minnesota banking corporation by written assignment recorded on September 9, 2010, as Document Number 380189, in the recording office stated in paragraph 4. INFORMATION REGARDING MORTGAGED PREMISES 6. Tax parcel identification number of the mortgaged premises:  01.0211.010. 7. Legal description of the mortgaged premises:  That part of the NW ¼ SE ¼ and that part of the NE ¼ SW ¼ , both in Sec. 25-101-8, Fillmore County, Minnesota, described as follows: beginning at the NW corner of said NW ¼ SE ¼ ; thence North 89°38’25” East (assumed bearing) along the North line of said NW ¼ SE ¼ , 524.68 feet; thence South 12°06’07” East, 645.31 feet; thence North 89°10’05” West 679.23 feet to the centerline of a Township Road; thence North 01°22’18” West along said centerline, 617.78 Feet to the North line of said NE ¼ SW ¼; thence North 89°38’25” East along said North line, 33.99 feet to the point of beginning and containing 8.86 acres, more or less. Subject to easement for a Township Road across the Westerly line and Northerly line thereof. Subject to any other easements of record. Check here if all or part of the described real property is Registered (Torrens) 8. The physical street address, city, and zip code of the mortgaged premises: 45550 116th Street, Mabel, Minnesota 55954. other foreclosure data 9. The person holding the Mortgage: [check one] is a transaction agent, as defined by Minn. Stat. 58.02, subd. 30. The name(s) of the transaction agent, residential mortgage servicer, and the lender or broker, as defined in Minn. Stat. 58.02, is/are […]. The transaction agent’s mortgage

identification number, if stated on the Mortgage, is […] is not a transaction agent, as defined by Minn. Stat. 58.02, subd. 30. The name of the residential mortgage servicer and the lender or broker, as defined in Minn. Stat. 58.02, is Central Bank. 10. If stated on the Mortgage, the name of the mortgage originator, as defined in Minn. Stat. 58.02, is Jennings State Bank. INFORMATION REGARDING Foreclosure 11. The requisites of Minn. Stat. 580.02 have been satisfied. 12. The original principal amount secured by the Mortgage was $ 84,500.00. 13. At the date of this notice the amount due on the Mortgage, including taxes, if any, paid by the holder of the Mortgage, is: $73,787.42. 14. Pursuant to the power of sale in the Mortgage, the Mortgage will be foreclosed, and the mortgaged premises will be sold by the Sheriff of Fillmore County, Minnesota, at public auction on June 20, 2013, 10:00 a.m., at Fillmore County Courthouse, Main Lobby, 101 Fillmore Street, Preston, MN 55965-1080. 15. The time allowed by law for redemption by Mortgagor or Mortgagor’s personal representatives or assigns is 6 months after the date of sale. 16. Minn. Stat. 580.04(b) provides, “If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, the notice must also specify the date on or before which the mortgagor must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property redeemed under section 580.23.” If this statute applies, the time to vacate the property is December 19, 2013. THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. Name and address of Attorney for Mortgagee or Mortgage Assignee: Joseph M. Paiement 221 East Myrtle Street Stillwater, MN 55082 Name of Mortgagee or Mortgage Assignee: Central Bank Publish 22,29,6,13,20,27

NOTICE TO RESIDENTS OF CARIMONA TOWNSHIP NOTICE OF MEETING CHANGE The monthly board meetings of Carimona Township will be held at 8:00pm on the first Monday of each month until further notice. Publish 22,29 STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF FILLMORE DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 23-PR-13-274 In Re: Estate of Ronald Krieger, also known as Ronald Bertinice Krieger Decedent. NOTICE OF AND ORDER FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR DETERMINATION OF DESCENT Melissa McNally has filed a Petition for Determination of Descent. It is Ordered that on May 23, 2013, at 1:00pm, a hearing will be held in this Court at Fillmore County Courthouse, Preston, Minnesota, on the petition. The petition represents that the decedent died more than three (3) years ago leaving property in Minnesota. The petition requests the Court (probate the decedent’s Will,) determine the descent of such property and assign the property to the persons entitled. Any objections to the petition must be raised at the hearing or filed with the Court prior to the hearing. If the petition is proper and no objections are filed or raised, the petition will be granted. Notice shall be given by publishing this Notice and Order as provided by law and by: mailing a copy of this Notice and Order to each interested person by United States mail at least 14 days before the time set for the hearing. BY THE COURT Dated: 4/18/13 Robert R. Benson Judge of District Court Dated: 4/18/13 JAMES D. ATTWOOD Court Administrator /s/ Ann Fretland Court Deputy CORSON LAW OFFICES, LLC Steven Corson #18995 117 St. Paul St SW PO Box 65 Preston, MN 55965 Telephone: 507-765-2121 Facsimile: 507-765-2122 e-mail: Publish 22,29

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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 the fuel. Certificate of insurance is required with quote. Quotes to be mailed by May 13 to Bonnie Heidtke, 26297 Cty 7, Fountain, MN 55935, or delivered by 7pm to Town Hall May 13. We reserve the right to reject any or all quotes. Bonnie Heidtke Fillmore Township Clerk Publish 15,22

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SERVICES TRANSMISSION SERVICE & REPAIR: Foreign and domestic, auto & light truck. 3 year, 100,000 mile warranty. Call for prices. Brown’s Tire, Battery, & Transmission. Rushford 507-864-2969 or 1-888-8647049. v20tfn- o Norby Tree Service: Stump grinding, tree trimming and removal. Call Dave Norby at 507-259-3118. v8/2tfn- o DAYCARE IN PRESTON has openings for all ages. 12 years experience. Convenient hours and location. Reasonable rates. Ellie 507-765-5251. v11tfn- o

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1994 FORD RANGER. Four wheel drive, manual transmission. Runs and drives great. $1800 OBO. 507-459-5040. a1tfn- x

CASH FOR CARS: All cars/trucks wanted. Running or not! Top dollar paid. We come to you! Any make/model. Call for instant offer: 800/871-9145. MCAN

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2004 Chevy Impala SS 1x Heated column fillFog 1 Lights, Black Exterior, Grey Leather Interior, Seats, Automatic, Power Windows, Power Locks, Electric Seats, Remote Keyless Entry, Digital Display, AM/FM, Cassette, Multi-disc CD Player, Moon Roof, Spoiler, 240 hp with SUPERSPORT 3.8 V6 engine, Tinted Windows, New Tires, 150,400 miles, One Owner Vehicle, Well-maintained and serviced at Herman’s Station in Fountain. Asking $6,100 or best offer. Call 507-251-5297.

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FOR RENT Call it in!

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HOUSE FOR RENT in country. 4 BR, near Fountain. $700/month + util. First month, last month, + deposit required. No indoor pets, no smoking. 507-273-7336. r22,29- o

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Nice 2BR apt. in Preston, $350/mo + util. AFFORDABLE RENTALS! Immediate $11.00 Scott 765-3600. r8tfn- o 1x3 (with picture)openings in Mabel, Harmony, Ostrander, & Rushford. Family & senior rentals. 800Large lot in New Horizon Trailer Park 676-6505 tdd 507in Preston. Available Immediately. 765- 451-0704. Equal Housing Opportunity. 2131 or 1-800-770-0347. r10/5tfn- o r15,22,29-o Turn Old Bessie

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Cow FOR RENT IN MABEL. Need to store snowmobiles, Into a clas-a Cash APARTMENT sic car, or a boat? Do Fillmore you need storage 2 bedrooms, A/C, all appliances, washer/ County Journal while in the process of moving? Space is dryer, patio, garage. Call 563-419-8960. PH: 507-765-2151 OR 1-800-599-0481 available for rent in a building located in r15,22-o Preston. Call 507-251-5297. r28tfn- x RUSHFORD. 1 BDRM Apartment. Main HARMONY - HARMONY MANOR: Rent level downtown. $350 + util. NP, NS. 86430% of Income! 1BR units now available 4400. r22,29,6,13-o for seniors 62+ or disabled. New siding and windows. On-site laundry, large community room and covered patio for gatherings. LAKEWOOD ROUND UP SOME GOOD DEALS SENIOR HOuSINg, Call ROSIE 507-886-2137. Equal Housing 420County Bench St. Chatfield. Easy in the Fillmore Opportunity. r8,15,22,29-o yard work, no shoveling! For those who Journal Classifieds. are 62 and older, handicapped/disabled. MANOR: Rent 30% of Income! 1 bedroom 1-bedroom apts. Heat paid. On-site laundry. apartments now available for seniors 62+ or Rent based on income. Off-street parking. disabled. New siding and windows. On-site Call (507) 867-4791 laundry, large community room for family SPRING GROVE - SPRING GROVE

NEED TO THANK SOMEONE? gatherings. 507-498-5780. Equal Housing Call the Journal at 507-765-2151 or Opportunity. 800r8,15,22,29-o 599-0481 (507 area code) and we’ll take TRAILER SALES & SERVICE, Inc. your message over the phone. LANESBORO RENTALS! Immediate 507-886-4600

Whether you’re buying or selling, the Journal Auto Page is the place to look

Scenic View TownhomeS • Spacious 2 & 3 bedrooms PO Box 273 • 70 4th St. NW, Harmony MN 55939 • Attached garages included We are proud to offer these services: • Beautiful area • DOT Inspections on your pickup & trailer • Starting at $505 • Install B&W gooseneck hitches Income restrictions apply. • Install brake controllers RENT: 3 bedroom housePin Rushford. Get the507-864-7880 job done • Rushford, MN REDUCE • REUSEFOR L 1 year D E No pets. References. Deposit. lease. E • Trailer brake repair Find the help you RECYCLE 507-454-2775. r15,22-x H NT openings for 62+ or disabled persons. Smoke free & rent based income! 507467-2222 or 800-676-6505 tdd 507-451-0704. Equal Housing Opportunity. r15,22,29-o

• Light repair on trailers • Wiring repair on pickups and trailers • Welding repair and modifications on steel and aluminum trailers •View our inventory at REDUCE • REUSE • RECYCLE We are looking forward to helping you with all your trailer needs!


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40524 HWY. 43 S. RUSHFORD, MN 507.864.2969 2008 Chevrolet 1500 Ext. 2007 Ford F350 Ext. Cab Cab. 4.8L, auto, 4DW, red, XLT. 6.0L, Deisel, auto, 69,000 miles, four new 4WD, white, 161,000 miles. 265/70R17 tires, very nice. Full service completed. 136 St. Anthony St. • P.O. Box 496 Preston, MN 55965 507-765-2151 • 1-800-599-0481 • FAX 765-2468

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Fillmore County Journal FREE to over 10,000 households.2007 Ford Fusion. 3.0L, 507-765-2151 • 800-599-0481 auto, 4WD, silver, 11,900 miles, very clean, full car inspection completed.


DONATE YOUR CAR Truck or Boat to Heritage for the Blind. Free 3 day vacation, tax deductible, free towing, all paperwork taken care of 888/485-0398. MCAN

2003 Chevrolet Suburban. 5.3L, auto, 4WD, forest green, 145,500 miles, local trade, no rust, very clean.




FOR SALE 1979 gs425 in 507 Suzuki area code 800-599-0481 Motorcycle. 8,000 miles. New plugs, seat Advertising in the Journal and headlight. Needs a carb clean and it’s is a SNAP. ready to go! Great bike. $800 OBO. Call 2006 Buick Lucerne CXL. 4 DR, silver, 3.8L, auto, 99,000 miles, full service, 507-421-4718. a22tfn- x

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YOUR COMPLETE FULL SERVICE SHOP • Auto, Truck & Farm Tires ER • Computerized Alignment P O CO • Custom Exhaust S TIRE • Full Brake Service • Full Line of Auto Repairs • Transmission Repairs

every option car check, papers on hand……………………………………..$9900 2006 Pontiac G6. 4 DR, blue, 3.5L, auto, FWD, 160,000 miles, very clean, full service, don't let the miles scare you, this car is nice…...………………….$5395 2005 Chevrolet 1500 Ext Cab. white, 5.3L, auto, FWD, 120,500 miles, super clean truck, new tires, one owner, priced to sell…………………….………$9975 2003 Chevrolet Malibu. 3.1L, auto, 4WD, white, 145,000 miles, new intake gasket installed, full service, clean, nice car for the money……………….$3395 2001 Ford Expedition XLT SUV. 5.4l, auto, 4WD, forest green, 127,000 miles, local trade, super clean, no rust, all new brakes, full service……………...$4998 2001 Toyota RAV4. SUV, black, 2.0L, auto, FWD, 153,000 miles, very clean, auto check on hand………………………………...……………………...…..$7100 1994 Chevrolet 2500 Ext. Cab. 5.0L, auto, 4WD, blue, 162,000 miles, nice older truck, runs and drives good……………………………………………..$1700


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Preston equiPment Jct. 52 & 16, Preston, mn Ph: 507-765-3803

new JoHn deere tractors • 2720 • 3520 • 4320 • 5085M

• 6105D • 6150R • 7215R • 9410R 4WD

Hay eqUiPment • (2) JD 530 MoCo’s • (2) JD 535 MoCo’s • (2) JD 635 MoCo’s • JD 946 Center Piv. • (2) JD 566 Round Baler • JD 567 Round Baler • JD 535 Round Baler • NH BR 780 Round Baler • (3) Used Rakes


Used tractors • ‘12 JD 8235R 600 Hrs. • ‘11 6115D 2w Open St • ‘10 7330 Prem IVT/673 Loader • ‘09 JD 7830 MFWD • ‘08 JD 4720 72” Deck • ‘89 JD 4955 MFWD • JD 2955 2wd Cab SOLD • JD 4650 2wd • ‘05 NH TM155 MFWD, 1250 Hrs.

Planters • ‘09 1760 12R Lqu • ‘09 1770 NT 12R Lqu • ‘08 1770 NT 12R Lqu • ‘11 Kinze 3660-16 Lqu

• ‘08 JD 2210 28.5Ft w/Rolling Basket • ‘04 JD 320 Skid Loader • JD CX20 Rotary Cutter • JD HX14 Pull Type Cutter • JD MX7 Cutter • JD 230 Disc • DMI 30 Field Cult. • 724 15Ft Finisher

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all children 13 and under are welcome to submit Weather art. send your picture to Fillmore county Journal p.o. Box 496, preston, Mn 55965 or email it to: or drop it off at the Fillmore county Journal 136 st. anthony st., preston, Mn Be sure to include child’s First and last name, age, town and title of art Work.

Fillmore County HouseHold Hazardous Waste ColleCtion tuesday, may 7, 2013 one day only!

noon to 5:00 pm

resource recovery center, preston Early drop-offs are illegal and will not be accepted!!!

examples of Household products accepted Aerosol Cans All types of paint Bug Sprays Oven cleaners Paint thinner Floor care products Degreasers Poisons Antifreeze Lawn care products Garden & flower products

Wood preservatives Roofing tar Battery acid Gasoline & diesel fuel Adhesives Lighter fluid Swimming pool chemicals Moth balls Car care products Epoxy & glues Stains & varnishes

items not accepted during this collection Agricultural chemicals Explosives Medical waste

Business waste Radioactive waste Empty cans

During this collection only there will be a program that will allow you to exchange all your mercury thermometers for one new digital thermometer.

2.9% FOR 5 yeaRS OR 1.9% FOR 3 yeaRS ON aLL USeD Hay & COMBINe eqUIPMeNT

Help your neigHbors and friends and eitHer car pool or bring tHeir waste along witH yours. please bring waste in non-returnable containers or boxes for faster unloading.

for more information, contact tHe fillmore county resource recovery center 507-765-4704.


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Fillmore County Journal 4.22.13  

The 4.22.13 weekly edition of the Fillmore County Journal.

Fillmore County Journal 4.22.13  

The 4.22.13 weekly edition of the Fillmore County Journal.