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Legacy grant to be pursued By K aren R eisner

Stephanie Liddiard shows some prom dresses to a few customers at her thrift shop. Photo by Jade Sexton

It’s New 2 U brings retail to Mabel By Jade Sexton

Ever since October, people in Mabel and the surrounding area have had a local option when it comes to buying clothing and other items. It’s New 2 U was opened by Stephanie Liddiard, who owns and runs the Split Endz Salon and Spa in Mabel. Liddiard said she was a single mom for years, and she frequently shopped at thrift shops for herself and her children. “When we bought this building, we decided we wanted to utilize the whole building,” said Liddiard. Right now the hair salon is on the main floor, as well as a photography studio. Liddiard and her mom, Genette Halverson decided to open their own thrift shop in the downstairs area.

At first they didn’t think they would have enough merchandise to fill the large room. Now they have run out of room and are looking at expanding. At first they thought it would be a place to sell gently used children’s clothing. Now they sell clothing, shoes, accessories and other items for men and women of all ages as well. “People bring things to us, and we buy what we need,” said Halverson. Liddiard has certain restrictions on the items she buys. “I want things that are only about two to three years old,” explained Liddiard. “There can’t be any rips, stains, tears, or broken zippers.” Liddiard and Halverson said they have learned over the months what people are looking for, and what they should buy.

“I try to keep the prices reasonable so it’s affordable for families,” said Liddiard. “Right now you literally could clothe the whole family for $100.” The store has had a lot of business since opening, and not only from Mabel residents. People have come up from Iowa to shop there as well. “We have really met a lot of nice people,” shared Halverson. Liddiard lives in Waukon, Iowa with her husband and children. She makes the halfhour trip to Mabel for work, and she really enjoys it. According to Liddiard, a lot of young adults and teenagers shop at the store. Not only can high school girls tan and get their hair and nails done at the salon, they can also shop the See IT’S NEW 2 U Page 8 

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Jeff Broberg, a member of the National Trout Center (NTC) board of directors, discussed the possibility of obtaining Legacy grant funding (from the three-eighths Minnesota sales tax) at the Preston City Council’s April 16 meeting. Broberg, Minnesota Trout Association, serves on the Southeast Minnesota Water Resources Board and is VP at McGhie and Betts Environmental Services, Inc. Council member David Harrison was absent. Broberg asked the city to look into applying for the grant and to act as the fiscal agent. There would be no monetary matching fund required from the city. Broberg suggested other entities like the Minnesota Trout Association and SWCD may act as partners in an effort to make stream bank improvements, to do beneficial landscaping in the floodway, to create better handicap accesses, to prevent stream erosion, and to promote fishing. The application would need

to be submitted by late June and if successful would be available mid year in 2013 and run for two to three years. One requirement of the grant funding is that the area be open to public fishing. City Administrator Joe Hoffman said we have all contributed to these funds and this is a chance to bring back some money locally. The council approved pursuing the grant. Approval for city Fishing Course Broberg asked the city for approval to go ahead with an idea from the Minnesota Trout Association to have a fishing course within the city of Preston. The idea is to have a map and score card for nine spots or fishing holes. This could be on a self guided basis and the score cards could be made available at the NTC. He said it could be started during Trout Days. Hoffman said it is great that we have such great waters within the community. See PRESTON Page 3 

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R-P may catch a break with flood mitigation bill By K irsten Zoellner

The district continues to take strides to see its New School Initiative become a reality. It was announced in March that the district’s need had been recognized by the the House Finance Committee who recommended funding of the initiative to the bonding committee in the amount of $7.5 million. While that amount was far short of the $20 million in

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state aid they’d hoped to see, it’s a step in the right direction. Now, through aggressive action, including that of district consultant and lobbyist Peg Larson of RCS Consulting, the district is part of a separate bill written for flood mitigation. The amount of the bill is an additional $7.5 million. The bill is part of sixteen bonding bills, seven of which are flood related, which will be considSee R-P Page 8 






Title I Program Spring Event

Fourth Grade State ProjectS

The Fillmore Central fourth graders each completed a project about one of the fifty states. Each fourth grader had a different state to write a report on, and then make a project about that state. The students had a choice of doing a poster, brochure, or a state float. Mrs. Brown Ferden’s students are shown in the photos with some of the state floats that were completed.

Shown in the photos are (Above Left) Kelcy Nagel, William Hoetzle and Chloe LaBonne helping hold a snake.(Above Right) Natti Vande Zande, Leah Stellmaker and William Parker take turns petting the snake. On Tuesday, April 10th, the Elementary Title I Program hosted their Spring Event. The night began with a meeting and pizza supper for Title I students and their families with 90 people in

attendance. Following the supper, the R AD Zoo of Owatonna presented a program featuring reptiles and amphibians. The students learned about turtles, snakes, alligators, and lizards.

Pictured Above: Dylan Bothun, Taylor Kunz, Kathryn Newman, Makenna Gatzke, Kandace Sikkink.

Earth Day Posters Winners Congratulations to Daniel Erickson (1st place) and Bennett Oelkers (2nd place) in this years Earth Day Poster Contest sponsored by Eagle Bluff!

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1st Grade readers!

Congratulations to 1st Grade Readers receiving their new dictionaries after reading 100 books. After students in Mrs. Prinsen’s and Mrs. Niemeyer’s first grade classes reach the goal of reading 100 books they read a favorite book to Mr. Mensink and receive a new dictionary for themselves for their accomplishment! We are proud of our new readers!

Pictured Above: (Top Right) Abigail Parker. (Bottom Left to Right) Emma Illg, Madelyn Bergey, and William Parker.

2nd Annual Student Art Show

Monday, May 7 from 6:30-9:30pm Fillmore Central High School Stage Gym Come view art work created by students in grades 7-12. The annual student art show is held in conjunction with the spring vocal music concert which takes place at 8:00 pm, so come before and after the concert to view work.Student work will be juried with awards given out in the areas of Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, and Mixed Media. Come support the local art students by attending the evening of the 7th! No admission required for the art show or vocal music concert.

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The council approved the authorization of the area from a bend at the fairgrounds to the St. Paul bridge for the fishing course. Fire Department Cascade System Steve Schroeder explained the need for an updated system to refill air tanks. The current system is about 40 years old and only fills the tanks half full. Under OSHA regulations this only allows the firefighters

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to do seven and one-half minutes of work. The new system will fill the tanks and allow for twice the usage time. It will also make them compatible with other fire departments and equip them to go to high pressure in the future. The total cost for the new cascade system is estimated to be $12,762. The council approved the purchase of the system. The city’s equipment budget will pay $6,000 with the remaining funds coming from the equipment reserve


Monday, April 23, 2012 (charitable gambling). Other Business In Brief •Brett Grabau, Stantec Consulting Services, explained that with a pavement management plan the city’s streets would be evaluated and ranked from one to ten (ten being brand new pavement). They would rank curb and gutters also. The condition of sanitary sewer and water storm sewers would be evaluated. The resulting report will allow the city to look at the whole picture and prioritize for short and long term planning. The report will


include estimated construction costs and maintenance costs. The council approved the proposal to do the plan which will cost no more than $7,500. The Preston Utility will pay one-third of the cost which will be split between the water and sewer fund. The city will pay the remaining $5,000. •County Assessor Cynthia Blagsvedt gave an overview of the assessed property values in Preston and across the county for the Board of Appeal and Equalization. No one from the public was in attendance to ask

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questions or to challenge the county’s assessed values. The Estimated Market Value for the whole of the city of Preston was increased by 2.57 percent. Preston saw an increase in new construction valued at $531,100 which was in large part due to the construction of the new Casey’s convenience store. •College student Kenneth McBride was hired for the summer to help with general maintenance work including cutting grass and weeds, painting curbs, and filling pot holes.

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation awards $153,668 Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) recently approved nine grants totaling $152,668 to support early childhood and entrepreneur projects within southern Minnesota. These grants align with SMIF’s goal to build a prosperous region with vibrant communities, innovative businesses, and a skilled and valued workforce. SMIF’s Incentive Grant Program is designed to support new, asset-based collaborative projects that demonstrate measurable results related to SMIF’s early childhood and entrepreneur development goals. Six grants totaling $92,668 were awarded to Early Childhood projects: •$20,000 to the Region 9 Interagency Early Intervention Committee to support 40 trainings on the social emotional development of children throughout the ninecounty region for all who interact with young children. Contact:

Sally Dannenberg, 507-3598709. •$15,768 to the Brown County Early Childhood Initiative to support a series of home visits to licensed child care providers in Brown County. The visits will focus on social and emotional development as well as school readiness skills. Contact: Betty Uehling, 507-359-8417. •$20,000 to the MN Licensed Family Child Care Association to support a one-on-one mentoring program for licensed family child care providers to increase the children’s’ school readiness. Contact: Katy Chase, 651-6361989, ext. 12. •$15,000 to Wellcome Manor Family Services, Garden City to support the purchase of high quality curriculum and staff training for those caring for the young children in the child care center of this residential women’s chemical dependency home. Contact: Roxie Mell Brandts,

507-546-3295. •$11,900 to the Fairmont Early Childhood Initiative to support a summer Kinder Camp that will provide children an opportunity to ease the transition into the formal Kindergarten school setting. Contact: Roni Dauer, 507-235314. •$10,000 to Grace Place, Rushford to support expansion of their Winona model into Rushford, including implementation of four early childhood learning programs. Their efforts target single moms/at-risk families. Contact: Carla Burton, 507452-2283. •Three grants totaling $60,000 were awarded to Entrepreneur Development projects: •$20,000 to the Northfield Enterprise Center to support a coworking space- including an incubator and accelerator program-to grow businesses in Northfield, using existing entrepreneurial support mechanisms. Contact: Megan Tsui, 507-649-1810. •$20,000 to Lanesboro Local to support coordination and implementation of grower/producer marketing efforts to increase their sales. Contact: Nancy Martinson, 507-467-2944. •$20,000 to the Fillmore County Economic Development Authority to support succession planning for businesses using the successful Spring Valley model. Contact: Cris Gastner, 507-7652815. Since 1986, the Foundation has provided over $23.7 million in grants to create economic vitality throughout southern Minnesota. “We are pleased to support these nine asset-based approaches to current opportunities within our focus areas and believe they will each contribute to the eco-

nomic vitality of our region,” said Tim Penny, President/CEO. About Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation: Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF), a donorsupported foundation, invests for economic growth in 20 Minnesota counties. The Foundation has provided more than $47 million

National Trout Center 2012 programming The National Trout Center, located in Preston, MN will once again open its doors the first weekend in April, just in time for the 2012 state wide Trout Season Opener on April 14th. National Trout Center (NTC) programs in April include: “Adopt A River Cleanup” on the South Branch of the Root River (April 21, 10am-noon), “Learn to Trout Fish” Root River Program Series (April 22, 1-3pm), and “Root River Earth Day Celebration” (April 28, 10am2pm). For a complete listing of 2012 program events visit: or call: 507-7654700 for registration information. The National Trout Center provides hands-on activities to engage the public in awareness of the environment and cold-water fishery resources of the driftless region and the arts and crafts related to trout fishing. The center offers field trips by appointment for individuals, fam-

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C ommentary The role of government By John Goutcher It has been said that America has never been a Christian nation, or that our founders were a bunch of atheists, agnostics, and deists. Consider the facts if you will. At least 50 of the 55 signers of the Constitution were Christians according to Bradford in his book, A Worthy Company. Every single American President has taken the oath of office with his hand on the Bible and has referenced God in his inaugural address. Every one of the 50 state constitutions call on John Goutcher God for support. The Supreme Court, in 1892 after an exhaustive 10-year study of this matter, said ”This is a religious people. This is a Christian nation.” Taken from the Holy Trinity Decision. Even today, the Supreme Court opens each session with the verbal declaration, “God save the United States of America.” With that minute amount of background knowledge, I will safely say that Americans have been blessed by God to live in a free republic. Our government has been structured upon democratic principles at multiple levels, including local, state, and federal governments. We are privileged to be able to vote, elect people to represent us, and influence those decision makers. Still, many Americans have the right to disagree on various public policies. How then do we determine when the government should be involved? Especially the Federal Government. For Christians, the ideal government would base its laws and policies upon God’s laws, and fortunately for Americans, history teaches us that our founding fathers did indeed structure our Federal Government upon Biblical principles. However, have we strayed from God’s ideals as our government has evolved? What is the role of the federal government then and now? Should Biblical references and the Constitution be entirely stricken from the current role of the federal government? The most fundamental role of government is to allow its citizens to live peaceful and quiet lives. The framers of our constitution used the Biblical quotes from 1 Timothy 2:1-2, Genesis 10:5.11:9 and 12:1-2. These concepts were placed directly into the constitution and into the first amendment of the Bill of Rights. In order for the government to institute these concepts, the passages in Genesis, as stated by God, were used to protect nations from aggressors. Therefore, as written in the Bible and inserted into the Constitution, our Federal Government has the right and responsibility to tax its citizens to collect funds to develop a system which will protect and allow citizens to live in peace and freedom. This concept really carries over into all levels of government, state and local as well. Each has the responsibility to collect taxes to provide law and order, legislation, courts and

highway development. Our founding fathers, however, were careful not to give the federal government a large amount of elbow room for the Constitution limits the power of the Federal Government. The Constitution doesn’t present a list of items the Federal Government should do. Instead the document limits what the government can do. In other words, if it is not listed in Article 1 section 8, congress should not have the power to do it. Please note when reading this section for what is not included then think about which is currently included as a function of the federal government. Eduction and health care, for point of reference, are not listed as functions of the federal government. In regard to defense, most of us would agree that our military is the most powerful force on the planet. I believe that most citizens feel comfortable and feel well protected by the national defense that is provided by our federal government. Is our military well managed and efficient? That is another issue and is most certainly debatable. Our system of justice certainly has its downside and the crime rate seems higher than desired Most Americans however, do feel safe and secure with our current system of law and order. Law enforcement and fire protection does a good job thus allowing the citizens to feel safe and for that, we all extend a hand of gratitude. With these thoughts in mind, the role of government is fulfilled. As we take a look at what the Bible says and what is printed in the Constitution, I can probably tell you that the role of government has expanded far beyond what the founding fathers wrote. The most glaring observation of deviation is of the size of our existing government. Something is really wrong when we have 90,000 government units (cities counties, states, and federal) nation wide which collectively employ some 20 million people and pay out $600 billion dollars in salaries and benefits each year. Please keep in mind, these recipients are collecting taxes from the rest of us which goes to support their payroll expense. These 20 million people then think of ways to spend additional trillions of tax dollars. From that standpoint, the role of government is not being fulfilled as the cost of government employees adds greatly to the overhead, which affects the tax burden. Owen Weber provides us with following breakdown of Federal Government spending for the year 2007. Entitlements* $ 1.489B National Defense $572B Interest $ 239B Other (highways) $ 500B Total $ 2,800B *Entitlements include Social Security ($586B) Medicare($372B) Medicaid($268B)Means Tested($263B). Means Tested Entitlements means that individuals or groups are eligible for federal assistance such as student loans and disaster aid. The following observations can be made from the above data. The

Federal Government spends three coming is limited, temporary and times as much money on entitle- has a final ending time. Perhaps ments as spent on national defense. the Federal Government needs to The Other category also includes offer assistance in the same manner $150B for salaries for three million it offers disaster aid. That being civilian government employees. We a quick response, limited assistance can conclude that runaway govern- and a temporary specific duration. ment spending equates to runaway At what point in time when a person Federal Government taxation. refuses to help him or her self and It is easy to point out at this time has chosen the easy way out to avoid that our Federal Government is try- any personal responsibility should ing to do more than the Bible or the financial support end? The Bible says Constitution state. As a result of this in 2 Thessalonians 3:20, “If a man dilemma, the Federal Government will not work, he shall not eat.” indicates to the American public that Should the federal Government spending is indeed out of control. As limit the amount of time that some much as our leaders desire to help people can receive welfare support? people, the government should not What would a lifetime limit of two be involved in many of its spending years have on people receiving public activities. The rational has been that assistance? Is it not one of the funcjust because someone in the United tions of society to teach personal States will receive a benefit, does responsibility? What would happen not necessarily justify developing a if the Federal Government instiplanned program to be funded by tuted penalties instead of rewards tax increases. The Federal Govern- for having additional children while ments role is not to distribute or even on public assistance? Is it possible re-distribute wealth. The preamble to this concept could be expanded to the Constitution includes the words include teenage pregnancies and “to promote the general welfare,” abortion? If these questions were put which has been taken a step or two in correct legal language, the results further, by politicians, as a way to might be the teaching of personal promote the Federal Government responsibility for the areas of sexual policy to give support to any indi- promiscuity, birth control and addividual or group. This action taken tional children without the means of by those elected politicians distorts the meaning of the word “welfare.” Letter about abortion Political officials and government To the Editor, would have us believe that their The main concerns of Ameriintent is to help others by protecting cans are jobs and the economy, us like a mother hen, actually aides in further restriction of our hard fought so how did the conversation freedoms through government regu- change to abortion? The new lations. I often remind myself about members of Congress have abanthe regulations put forth by OSHA doned jobs and the economy and (Office of Safety and Health Agen- focused on restricting women’s cy) which will spend $50 billion of access to abortion. Pro-life advotaxpayers dollars to enforce polices cates frame the issue in terms of designed to save one human life. “good and evil, life and death!” How much is a human life worth? I The truth underlying this concertainly am not one to place a dollar troversy is that we are all “proamount on human life, but where life.” No one is “for” abortion. does common sense and reasoning The difference between pro-life come into play? Why is the Fed- and pro-choice positions is how eral Government more concerned best to deal with the dilemma. for one human life than the lives of Making abortion illegal would a million infants aborted each year? not stop abortions. Abstinence It is not the role of government to has not been wildly successful mushroom into a giant unmanage- and adoption is an “after the able and wasteful organization whose fact” resolution. Pro-life advopurpose is to develop programs to do cates are pursuing a strategy that good for individuals through entitle- is ineffective, can’t work, and is ments which are not deserved at the self defeating. Pro-life supporters are unwilling to confront the expense of others. complexity of women’s reproduc Since I have already opened the door by addressing the issue of welfare, let me continue by saying that as a nation we have a moral obligation to assist the truly needy. As a Christian nation, the Bible has some explicit guidelines for us to follow which, as a nation, we have included • Monday, April 23, Chatfield many undeserving recipients. We see City Council, Chatfield City many able-bodied men and women Hall, 7:00 p.m. refusing to work because they can • Monday, April 23, Rushford live comfortably on somebody City Council, Rushford City else’s money. We defeat the Biblical Hall, 6:30 p.m. intent when we help an able-bodied • Monday, April 23, Spring person to such a degree that they Valley City Council, Spring then become dependent upon the Valley City Hall, 6:00 p.m. Federal Government and refuse to • Tuesday, April 24, Fillmore work because they don’t have to. I County Commissioners, imagine that in many of those situCourthouse, 9am. ations, recipients find themselves in • Tuesday, April 24, Fillmore dilemmas due to their own lack of Central School Board, personal responsibility. When assis6:30pm. tance is called for by the Federal Government, both parties need to Schedule subject to change. understand that the assistance forth-

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support. Should people who are well established on illegal drugs be denied public assistance in order to discourage drug use? Remember, these people are performing an illegal act and doing so with tax dollars contributed by you and I. Does it make any sense to increase taxes so that those using food stamps can buy alcohol, tobacco and convenience items? How can the Federal Government allow the purchase of tobacco products and at the same time discourage its use? The truth is that we have no one to blame for the situation we are in except ourselves. The people who are making these decisions were either voted into office or appointed by the politicians we elected. What does this mean for those of us who are disappointed by the direction our Federal Government is currently moving? Are we, by our silence, in the minority? Does this mean that a majority of the people are pleased with the current situation? Are we so caught up with bureaucracy of Federal spending programs that we are selfishly protecting our own interests in spite of what is right? Think about it.

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tive health. There is rape, incest, fear, mental illness, and poverty. Medical diagnosis of women’s reproductive health should be made by a doctor, not members of Congress. The only way we can reduce the number of abortions is through education, prevention and programs for women who need help in order to carry to full term. Respectfully submitted, Yvonne Nyenhuis Lanesboro, MN

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Obituaries Letitia Ann Burkholder Letetia (Tish) Ann Burkholder, 66, of Harmony, was welcomed home by God, Sunday April 15, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 11, 1945, in Houston County, to Elmer and Stella (Hoff) Stensgard. A 1963 Graduate of Peterson Letitia (Tish) High School Burkholder and attended Cosmetology School of Rochester following her graduation. She worked at beauty salons in Rushford, Houston, and Harmony. She then enjoyed some years home as a “stay home mom” homemaker. Tish later went to work for the City of Harmony, clerk’s office and Harmony State Agency. In 2006 she entered the benefits of retirement. Tish was united in marriage to Philip R. Burkholder August 21, 1965, at the Grace Lutheran Church of Peterson, Minn. Together they loved camping, traveling, and attending the many activities of their sons, Tim and Brian. Over years of living a life with three “boys,” Tish learned the excitement of the Vikings, Twins or whichever team they decided to watch that day. She also enjoyed creating many beautiful items in her sewing room, working in her flower gardens, golfing, and spending time with and attending her grandchildren’s events; watching them grow was a blessing she lived for. Tish was a loving wife, caring mother and a true friend. Her great spirit and contagious/one of a kind laugh was known by many and will truly be missed by all. Survivors include her husband, Phil, of Harmony; two sons, Tim (Kim Higbe) Burkholder, of Rochester, and Brian (Julie) Burkholder

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of Chatfield; two grandchildren, Chandler Burkholder, of Brookings, SD; and Hannah Burkholder, of Rochester; sister Norine (Mike) Ask, of Lanesboro; two brothers, Ellsworth (Ruth Ann) Stensgard, of Houston, Wayne (Marian) Stensgard, of Harmony. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral Service was held Friday, April 20, 2012, at Greenfield Lutheran Church, Harmony. Burial followed at the Greenfield Cemetery, Harmony. Jill Olloff Jill M. Olloff, 48, of Rushford died on Thursday, April 12, 2012, at Winona Health in Winona, Minn. Jill was born on May 2, 1963, in Winona, Minn. to Charles and Wanda (Williams) Carrier. She was raised in Houston, Minn. and graduated from Houston High School in 1981. On May 5, 1990, she married Kurt Olloff in Houston. She lived in Houston until 2002, when she moved to Rushford. Jill worked for many years at Valley View Nursing Home in Houston and was currently working at Rushford Foods in Rushford. In her spare time Jill enjoyed canoeing, following her son, Kasey in his high school basketball and golf and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Jill is survived by her husband Kurt; father, Charles Carrier of Houston; three children: Amanda (Aric) Honsey of San Diego, Cal.; Danielle (Andy) Kvam of Rushford and Kasey (Heather Vix) Olloff of Rushford; five grandchildren; nine siblings: Cynthia (Dean) Laurtzen of Jessup, Iowa; Bruce (Debbie) Carrier of Winner, SD; Marlin (Mary Ann) Carrier of Rushford; Barbara Laumb of Rushford; Kenneth (Teesh) Carrier of Houston; Jeff (Peggy) Carrier of Adrian, Minn.; Ron (Kathy) Carrier of Rushford; Van (Chris) Carrier of Clear Lake, Iowa; and Todd Carrier of Caledonia, Minn.; mother-in-law, Rosanna Kumpf of Caledonia, Minn. and step-mother-

in-law, Joyce Olloff of La Crosse, Wis. She was preceded in death by her mother, Wanda; father-in-law, Dan Olloff; brother-in-law, Jerry Laumb and nephew, Jesse Carrier. The funeral service was on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Rushford with Dean Hatlevig officiating. Lowell V. Selness Lowell V. Selness, age 87, of Spring Grove, Minnesota, formerly of Hesper, Iowa, died Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at Tweeten - Lutheran Health Care Center in Spring Grove, Minnesota. Lowell was born May 20, 1924, in Hesper Township, Winneshiek County, Iowa to Carl and Ida (Josvanger) Selness. He attended school in Hesper and Mabel, Minnesota. He started farming the family farm at age fourteen and even after retiring he continued to help his sons run the farm until shortly before going into the nursing home in 2008. For many years he had a herd of purebred Herford cattle. On August 31, 1949, he married Elizabeth “Bette” Walhus in Spring Grove. He was a member of the Hesper Lutheran Church and enjoyed his family, woodworking, and fishing. He was proud to have been an honorary member of two Future Farmers of America chapters. Lowell is survived by his wife Bette of Spring Grove; two sons Scott (Becky), and Terry (Mary) both of Mabel; five grandchildren Kirby, Samantha, Travis, Jon, and Michael; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son Dennis; a brother Norman; and two sisters Alice Anderson and Lois Williams. Funeral services were Monday, April 23, 2012, at the Hesper Lutheran Church in Hesper, Iowa with the Rev. Matt Larson, officiating. Burial was in the Hesper Lutheran Cemetery. See OBITUARIES Page 7 

Fillmore County Church Directory A rendahl Lutheran Church ………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am Highway 30, Peterson, MN 55962 (507) 875-2477 Assembly Of God Church …………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 00am 610 Territorial Rd, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-2101 Assumption Catholic Church ………………… Fri. - 8 : 30am & Sat. - 5 : 00pm 207 N May St, Canton, MN 55922 (507) 743-8320 Bethlehem Lutheran Church ………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am 200 Kenilworth Ave S, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-3344 Calvary Baptist Church ………………………… Sundays - 10 : 45am & 6 : 00pm 910 Winona St SE, Chatf ield, MN 55923 (507) 867- 4686 Canton-Scotland Church ……………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am 104 W Fillmore Ave, Canton, MN 55922 (507) 743-2260 Chatf ield Lutheran Church …………………… Sundays - 8 : 00am & 10 : 00am 304 Fillmore St SE, Chatf ield, MN 55923 (507) 867- 4721 Chatf ield United Methodist Christ ………………………… Sundays - 9 : 30am 124 Winona St SE, Chatf ield, MN 55923 (507) 867-3529 Cherry Grove United Methodist …………………………… Sundays - 10 : 00am 18183 160th St, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (Cherry Grove) (507) 937-3177 Christ Lutheran Church ……………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am 509 Kansas St N W, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765-2161 Christian Science Ser vices …………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 00am Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-2251 Elstad Lutheran Church ……………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am 37784 Dogwood Rd, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-3769 Emmanuel Episcopal Church ………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 00am 217 W Jessie St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-2164 Faith United Methodist Church ……………… Sat. - 5 : 00pm & Sun. - 9 : 00am 617 Maple Ln, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-2830 Fillmore Free Methodist Church ……………… Sundays - 8 : 30am & 10 : 30am 19127 County 8, Wykof f, MN 55990 (Fillmore) (507) 352-5450 First Baptist Church …………………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am & 6 : 00pm 701 Kasten Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-2840 First Baptist Church-Preston …………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am & 7: 00pm 108 Chatf ield Ave N W, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765- 4960 First English Lutheran Church …………………………… Sundays - 10 : 00am 217 W Grant St, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-2793 First Lutheran Church of Highland ………………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am 22423 391st Ave, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-3318 First Presby terian Church …………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 30am 110 S Mill St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-2854 Fountain Lutheran …………………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am Main Street, Fountain, MN 55939 (507) 268- 4413 Fountain United Methodist Church ………………………… Sundays - 8 : 30am Co. Rd. 8 and Cedar St., Fountain, MN 55939 (507) 268- 4456 Garness Trinity Lutheran …………………………………… Sundays - 11: 00am PO Box 88, Mabel, MN 55954 (507) 493-5905 Grace Lutheran Church ……………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am 365 Park St, Peterson, MN 55962 (507) 875-2218 Greenf ield Lutheran Church ………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am & 10 : 30am 235 Main Ave S, Harmony, MN 55939 (507) 886-3272 Greenleaf ton Reformed Church …………………………… Sundays - 10 : 00am Highway 9, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765-2546 Harmony United Methodist Church ………………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am 60 Main Ave S, Harmony, MN 55939 (507) 886- 6851 Henry town Lutheran Church …………………………………… Sun. - 10 : 30am PO Box 103, Harmony, MN 55939 (Henrytown) (507) 886-2425 Highland Prairie Church …………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am 43265 Bowl Dr, Peterson, MN 55962 (507) 864-2731 Historic Lenora United Methodist Church ……………… Special Occassions Lenora, MN (Rural Canton) (507) 545-2641 Immanuel Lutheran Church ………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 30am 254 Main St S, Wykof f, MN 55990 (507) 352-2801 Lanesboro United Methodist Church ……………………… Sundays - 8 : 30am 507 Parkway Ave S, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-2646 Mabel First Lutheran Church ………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am 202 N. Oak, P.O. Box 395, Mabel, MN 55954 (507) 493-5293 Mabel United Methodist Church …………………………… Sundays - 9 : 30am 111 W Newburg St, Mabel, MN 55954 (507) 493-5296 Nativity Catholic Church … Sun. (1st & 2nd) - 8 : 45am & (3rd & 4th) - 10 :30am 640 1st Ave SW, Harmony, MN 55939 (507) 886-2393 New Life Victory Church ……………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 30am 440 2nd Ave SE, Harmony, MN 55939 (507) 886-3525 Newburg United Methodist Church ……………………………………………… 3.1 miles N. of Mabel on Hwy. 43 ; 2.2 miles W. on Co. Rd. 24 North Prairie Lutheran ……………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am 35957 Highway 30, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 875-2460 Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church ……………… Sundays - 8 : 00am & 10 : 30am 805 S Broadway St, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-7251 Pilot Mound Lutheran Church ……………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am 8 miles N. of Lanesboro on 250 then 4 miles W. on Hwy 30 (507) 875-2460 Pioneer Presby terian Church ………………………………… Sundays - 8 : 30am 206 Fillmore St NE, Chatf ield, MN 55923 (507) 867- 4037 Preston United Methodist Church …………………………… Sundays - 8 : 30am 212 Saint Anthony St N, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765-2503 R iver Of Life Regional Church …………………………………………………… 220 N Money Creek St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-2853 Root Prairie Lutheran Church ……………………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am County Rd 11, Fountain, MN 55939 (507) 268- 4455 Root R iver Church of the Brethren ………………………… Sundays - 10 : 00am 23553 County Rd 20, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765- 4772 Root R iver Community Church ……………………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am 503 Nannestad Lane, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-7074 Rushford Lutheran Church …………………… Sat. - 5 : 30pm & Sun. - 9 : 00am 101 S Mill St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-7152 Satersdahl Lutheran Church ………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am 21447 Co. Rd. 30, Rural Harmony, MN Scheie Lutheran Church ……………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 30am PO Box 88, Mabel, MN 55954 (507) 493-5680 St Columban Church …………………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 30am 408 Preston St N W # 2, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765-3886 St Ignatius Catholic Church ………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am 213 W Franklin St, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-7565 St John’s Lutheran Church …………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am 241 Line St S, Wykof f, MN 55990 (507) 352-2296 St John’s Lutheran Church …………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 00am 31497 Highway 43, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-2585 St Joseph’s Catholic Church ………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 00am 103 N Mill St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-2257 St Mark ’s Lutheran Church ………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am 104 E North St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-7111 St Marys Catholic Church ………………… Sat. - 5 : 00pm & Sun. - 11: 00am 405 Twiford St SW, Chatf ield, MN 55923 (507) 867-3148 St Matthews Episcopal Church ……………………………… Sundays - 9 : 30am 100 Fillmore St SE, Chatf ield, MN 55923-1219 (507) 867-3707 St Matthew’s Lutheran Church ……………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am Harmony, MN 55939 (Granger) (507) 772- 4474 St Olaf Catholic Church … Sun. (1st & 2nd) - 10 :30am & (3rd & 4th) - 8 : 45am 114 N Locust, Mabel, MN 55954 (507) 493-5268 St Patrick ’s Church Hall ……………………………………… Sundays - 8 : 00am Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-2480 St Paul Lutheran Church ………………… Sun. - 10 : 00am & Wed. - 7: 00pm 128 Fillmore St SE, Chatf ield, MN 55923 (507) 867- 4604 St Paul’s Lutheran Church ………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am Harmony, MN 55939 (Big Springs) (507) 886-8175 Sumner Center United Methodist Church ………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am 9 miles N. of Spring Valley on Co. Rd. 1 (507) 378- 4801 The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints ………… Sundays - 10 : 00am 21257 US Hwy 52 South Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765- 4551 Trinity Fellowship ELCA …………………………………… Sundays - 11: 00am 110 S Mill St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-7211 Trinity Lutheran Church ……………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am 204 South St, Ostrander, MN 55961 (507) 657-2203 Union Prairie Lutheran ……………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am Hwy 16, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-3363 United Methodist Church …………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 30am 236 Gold St S, Wykof f, MN 55990 (507) 352- 4136 Valley Christian Center ……………………………………… Sundays - 10 : 00am 610 Territorial Rd Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-2101 W halan Lutheran Church …………………………………… Sundays - 9 : 00am Lanesboro, MN 55949 (Whalan) (507) 467-2398

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Mary Katherine Ward Katherine “Kay” Ward, 83, of Chatfield, died Tuesday morning, April 17, 2012, at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield. Katherine was born May 15, 1928 in Red Wing, Minnesota, one of 13 children of David and Alfreda (Matter) Gadient. She lived with her family in rural Goodhue until her graduation from Goodhue High School in 1945. Katherine lived in Rochester and worked for the Mayo Clinic until her marriage to Louis Ward in 1949. They were married St. Columbkill’s Catholic Church in Belle Creek, Minnesota. Kay retired from IBM in June 1986 after 20 years of service. Kay was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She was an avid golfer until 2011, enjoyed fishing, boating, her cabin in Wabasha, bowling and many other activities. Kay was also a quilter and cheerfully did many things for her church, her community and her family. Kay received a Bishop’s Medal from Bishop John Quinn of the Diocese of Winona in December 2011 for her many good works for her church. She was also devoted to her loving family and many friends. Blessed be her memory. Kay is survived by her husband, Louis, her son-in-law Jim Priebe of Rochester, her sons Dave (Marcia) of Eyota and Don (Billie) of Faribault, two daughters, Rita Lawson (Patrick), and Maureen Ruskell (Gary)

both of Chatfield, 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; four brothers: Father Peter Gadient of Lincoln, NE; Robert Gadient (Berdell), of Goodhue; William Gadient (Kay) of Goodhue, Raymond Gadient (Ruth) of Frontenac and one sister, Regina McComas Morelan of Faribault. She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Jean Priebe (Jim), and her siblings Margaret Gadient, Bernard Gadient (Agnes), John Gadient (Shirley), Rosemary Lodermeier (Len), Gerald Gadient (Nita), Francis Lodermeier (Ed) and David Gadient (Char). A funeral Mass was held Saturday April 21, 2012, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chatfield. A reception followed at the church. Freeman Welch Freeman Henry Welch was born in Spring Valley, MN on August 1, 1932, to Marshall and Ella (Herrick) Welch. He was raised on the family farm near Chatfield and graduated from Chatfield High School in 1950. Freeman died on April 12, 2012, at his home in Stewartville. He enlisted in the Air Force, serving in aircraft maintenance in Greenland during the Korean War. After discharge he attended college in Fullerton, CA. He married Charlene Sealey on April 11, 1955, and they returned to Minnesota where he became one of the first hired at IBM, Rochester facility. They raised their family at their rural home near Chatfield. He later

Monday, April 23, 2012 became employed at Rochester Silo, did aerial photography, owned his own business (Meadowbrook Farms) selling and installing dairy equipment, was employed at Rochester Aviation and retired from the postal service, having been a rural carrier with the Elgin office for 17 years. Freeman was a pilot, photographer, and an inventor . His wife, Charlene passed away on April 20, 1990. He married Janice Cheney Snyder on March 28, 1992. He was a charter member of Calvary Baptist Church, Chatfield, a member of the EAA Chapter 100 and the Spring Valley Historical Society. Survivors include his wife, Janice,of Stewartville; three sons, Vince (Susan) of Plainview; Paul (Tracey) of Stewartville; Gary (Marianna Johnson) of Rochester; three daughters, Cheryl Learmont (Michael) of Adams; Cindy Malone (William) of Bailey, CO; Catherine Thorson (Thor) of Wykoff and one step-son Donald Snyder (Linda) of Idleyd, OR; two brothers, Roderick (Marjorie) of Chatfield; Martin (Luanne) of Winterville, NC; 13 grandchildren, and eight greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two infant sisters and his first wife, Charlene. Funeral was Monday, April 16, 2012, at the Calvary Baptist Church in Chatfield with Pastor Randy Charlton with burial in the Orion Cemetery following the services. Riley Funeral Home of Chatfield handled arrangements.

Fillmore County HouseHold Hazardous Waste ColleCtion tuesday, may 1, 2012

one day only!

12 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.

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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Operation Round Up grants $3,800 to local causes Rushford, MN— The Operation Round Up Trust Board met on March 9 and donated $3,800 to the following worthy organizations: •$800, Local Food Shelves Participating in Minnesota FoodShare Month, to help purchase food for residents in need. The amount is divided equally between eight food shelves. •$500, National Child Safety Council, to help purchase educational safety materials for the Fillmore County public schools by the local police departments. •$500, Let’s Go Fishing – Winona Chapter, to purchase supplies for fishing outings. •$425, Project Fit Families, to help purchase educational materials for the Project Fit Families Fitness Fest. •$425, JEM Movie Theatre, LLC, to put towards the purchase of a digital projector. •$250, City of Caledonia, to help with their community pool improvement project. •$200, Lanesboro Local, to purchase supplies for the Local—The Better Way of Life program. •$200, Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties, to help with the Harmony home building project. •$200, Bundles of Love, to help purchase supplies for dia-

per bag bundles which are given to needy families in Houston, Fillmore and Winona counties. •$200, Houston Community Food Basket, to help with the application costs for achieving 501c3 status. •$100, Appleseed Community Theatre/Healthy Community Partnership, for purchasing supplies for a Youth Theatre Camp in La Crescent. Operation Round Up is funded by donations made by members of Tri-County Electric Cooperative who voluntarily have their electric bill rounded up to the next dollar. About 1,200 members currently participate with the average of $6 a year per member. It truly shows that small change can make a difference. To learn more about Operation Round Up visit Tri-County Electric Cooperative is a member-owned electric distribution cooperative serving three counties in Minnesota including Winona, Houston and Fillmore and parts of Olmsted and Mower counties in Minnesota and Howard, Winneshiek and Allamakee counties in Iowa. It provides electricity to more than 12,800 services in the area. TEC is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative.


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ered by the House Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Committee. They total over $132 million, with $69.1 million or 52.3 percent, representing flood mitigation bills. Should the district be granted the funding, it could be applicable to either a new pre-K through 12 facility or for enhancement of existing facilities. For now, it’s more waiting for the district. Superintendent Chuck Ehler extended his thanks to Representative Greg Davids, Representa-

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tive Gene Pelowski, and Senator Jeremy Miller for being advocates for the district’s needs. In other news, a recent inspection by the fire marshal has left the district a to-do list of projects. While the district has already taken steps to comply with the lesser finds, two other concerns will require more time and costs. The curtains in the theatre do not meet fire code and will either need to be sprayed with a retardant or replaced. An issue that’s been mentioned before, the district already knows that replacement would come with a hefty $20,000 price tag. Superintendent Ehler is working to get cost

The FCJ reaches over 12,000 household each week.

estimates for spraying of the curtains, and it remains to be seen which route the school board will take. In addition, a new entrance and exit to the middle school library will need to be installed, based on particular number of exits per square foot. The district intends to secure compliance of the issue, but also intends to do its own measurements for the library to verify the fire marshal’s findings. The search for a new accounting clerk and administrative assistant continues on the heels of Karen Thompson’s recent retirement. To date, the district has received

Local student selected for scholarship (ST. PAUL, MN)—Fillmore County Commissioner Duane Bakke, Past President of the Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC), selected Samantha Kiehne, a Fillmore Central High School Senior, to receive the $1500 AMC Student Scholarship during AMC’s Legislative Conference in St. Paul, March 21. Candidates for the scholarship must demonstrate excellence in the classroom, actively participate in intra- and/or extracurricular activities and serves as a role model for his or her peers. The scholarship recipient must also share the AMC vision of a future that contains active civic participation, community pride and a sense of community responsibility. Kiehne has been involved in many activities and clubs that have included the National Honor Society, Scholar Club, SADD, Radio Show, Spanish Club, Newspaper, and deliver-

ing Meals on Wheels. Her interests gravitate toward music and the arts, which prompted her to join the Fillmore Central High School Choir and Tapestry Choral Group. Kiehne was instrumental in bringing back the activity of cheerleading at the high school after it had been cut two years prior. She was chosen for the court of Miss Harmony as Miss Congeniality and is a member of the Harmony Arts Board. Outside of school, Samantha is involved with a number of

Spring Valley Senior Living Providing quality senior housing and aging services in Spring Valley and the surrounding area.

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volunteer activities through her church, including a mission trip to New Orleans. She will attend the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, majoring in chemistry at the college of liberal arts. AMC is a voluntary statewide organization of Minnesota’s 87 counties that helps provide effective county governance to the people of Minnesota. Through intergovernmental relations, communications and education, AMC seeks to improve the operation of Minnesota’s county governments and the services that counties provide to their citizens. Fillmore County Commissioner Duane Bakke, Past President of the Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC), presented Samantha Kiehne, a Fillmore Central High School Senior, with a $1500 Student Scholarship during AMC’s Legislative Conference in St. Paul, March 21.

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volunteer ambulance personnel. applications are available at city Hall. 507-467-3722

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twenty applications for the position. Three yet-to-be-determined applicants will be interviewed. A target date for employment is set for May 7. Congratulations to: Freshman Hannah Kopperud for her 2nd place finish at the Section 1A Speech Contest. Hannah missed 1st place by only one point and received a perfect score from one of the judges. She advances on to the state speech contest, April 20. National Honor Society Inductees Amy Bessler, Anna Hanson, Zach Neitzke, Brianna Benson, Shane Jacobson, Cody Manfull, Mariah Mueller, Rebec-

ca Munson, Kaitlyn Thelen, Amy Todd, and Emily Wade. Current senior members include Chris Boehmke, Austin Brown, Emily Culhane, Abe Hauge, Alex Kopperud, Audra Lea, Lindsey Merchlewitz, Annie Scaife, Fred Scaife, and Katie Wolter. High school choir and band for their superior ratings at the Large Group Contest, March 19. Varsity Boys’ Basketball Team and coaches for their impressive 3rd place finish at the state basketball tournament. “It has been rewarding to see this team develop and focus on living up to our school motto, ‘Always Our Best,’” noted Ehler.

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feels.” Anyone can check out the Facebook page, which keeps people aware of specials and sales. Liddiard said there will be some 50 percent off sales this summer. One of the goals of the mother and daughter team is to bring more business to Mabel. “If we can save people a trip going to Rochester or La Crosse or taking business out of town, that really helps,” said Liddiard. It’s New 2 U also sells soy lotion, soap, and candles, as well as Poparazzi Jewelry at low prices. They are open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10-5, and Saturday 9 - 2 p.m.

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selection of prom dresses downstairs. The cash register was recently moved upstairs to make room for more clothing racks. “My goal is to sell more active wear, maternity clothes, specialty stuff,” said Halverson. Liddiard can understand how exciting it is to go shopping for your children and find something for yourself as well. She enjoys being able to give families affordable clothing not just for the kids, but mom and dad as well. “It makes me feel good,” she said. “I know how that

Important Relay for Life dates •May 21: Captain meeting at St. Columban’s Catholic Church in Preston 7:00pm •June 20: T-Shirt Orders due and Captain Meeting at St. Columban’s Catholic Church in Preston •July 9: Bank Night at St.

Columban’s Catholic Church in Preston •July 13: Fillmore County Relay For Life For more information go to:

MEATBALL DINNER Sunday, April 29, 2012 Serving 11:30am - 1:30pm Worship Service 10:30am

North Prairie Lutheran Church 35957 Hwy 30, Rural Lanesboro, MN

Serving: Meatballs and gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetable, assorted salads, lefse, buns, assorted desserts & beverage

N Hwy 30 West to Chatfield

Tickets: Adults $9.00 - Children (6-12) $4.00 Under 6 Free • Carry-outs available 800 Memorial Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975

Hwy 250


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North Prairie 1/2 mi. East of Hwy 250 to Rushford

South to Lanesboro

Fillmore County History Center & GenealoGy libary History Center Happenings

Emery & Almeda Eickhoff

Genealogy Library Grand Opening Dedication Saturday, April 28, 1:00 p.m.

$ 00


o f B e e rt s e l t t o B M id n igh 10 pm-

Friday, april 27 9pm-1am

KaraoKe Joe

A Great Read!

Everyone is welcome - refreshments served following event. No admission charge. NEW business opening hours. Starting April 28th, 2012 we’re open year round every SATURDAY (holidays excluded). Weekly schedule is: Tues Sat. 9am-4pm. Museum is free of charge. As of April 30th genealogy library entrance fee is minimum $5.00 half-day per person. Saturday, May 5 • 1 pm - John Grabko presents the “Great Hinckley Fire of 1894”. Refreshments, no admission charge but donations appreciated.

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Fillmore County Sports By Paul Trende It was a week of intra-county beat-downs. Chatfield baseball started the blitzing. They jumped out 10-2 after two versus R-P. Seven more runs later and the 10-run-rule after five was in effect; 17-6 was the final. Collin Maki (3-4, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R), Justin Viss (2-4, RBI, 4 R, SB), Tyler Lund (2-4, 2B, 2 RBI, 3 R), and Mitch Irish (2-4, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R, SB) headed the attack. Every Gopher starter recorded a hit; eight drove in runs. Pitcher Nate Skare moved to 3-0. Sophomore Cale Stensgard was a/the big R-P bright spot (3-3, 6 RBI, 2B, HR). A night later, the Trojans were in Preston. They did the shellacking versus FC/L. Stensgard turned in a moundmasterpiece (7 IP, one clean single, BB, 10 K’s, Win). The Trojans scored multiple runs in each of the first four innings. Stensgard had three RBI’s (making it nine in 27 hours). James Knudsen (2-4) had 2 RBI’s. Ethan Wilkemeyer had an RBI single, reached base in all four plate-appearances, scoring two runs. Zach Ansell went 3 for 4 (RBI, Run). Every Trojan (save for Stensgard) scored a run. R-P dispatched with FC 9-0.

Tyler Eickhoff got FC/L’s lone clean hit. He took the loss (7 IP, 12 K’s, 5 BB’s, 9 R’s). The lopsided play continued on the softball diamond. Chatfield hosted GMLOK for a doubleheader. Only ten innings were needed. Bulldog Stephanie Russell’s 3-run HR in the top of the 3rd gave GMLOK a 3-2 lead. In the bottom half of the inning, Chatfield scored 8 runs. They prevailed 13-3 in five. Sidney Irish was 3-4 (2B, 3 RBI, SB, R). Kirsten Keefe (3 R), Sarah Costello (RBI, 2 R), and Erin Bradt (2 RBI, R) all went 2-3. Sydney Johnson (2B, SB) did the same for GMLOK. Game two followed one’s blueprint, Gophers 13-2 in five. Tori Woltz (3-4, 2B, 3 RBI, 3 R), Keefe (3-3, 3 R), Irish (2-3, 2B, SB, 2 RBI), and Ashley Wolter (2-3, SB, 3 R) did damage. Gopher 3-6 hitters (Wolter, Woltz, Keefe, and Sarah Costello) were electric (9 for 13 with 11 runs-scored). GMLOK had just three hits (Kailynn Hamersma 1-2, R). Katie Jech and Grace Sagdalen got the ‘W’s’ for the 2-0 victors. Walk to Win The Bulldog girls got redemption though. Versus R-P, they didn’t use offense, defense, hitting or pitching

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so much to win. They used their eyes. GMLOK hitters drew (were issued) 19 walks! In the 4th inning, the first seven Bulldogs to bat got a passes, all scored, giving GMLOK a 10-5 lead. The score was 10-7 in the bottom of the 7th. R-P’s first three batters then reached. Two sacrifice flies later, the Trojans were down 10-9 with runners on 1st and 2nd for four-hole hitter Keela Brand (3-4, 2 RBI at that point). She grounded hardly to third. After a bobble, a foot was placed on the nearby bag (for the force out). GMLOK held for their first win (1-4). They had just three hits. One was a solo HR to center by Ms. Russell (#2 of the week/season). Haley Colton walked five times. R-P had 12 hits, led by Kenzie Lind (2-3, 3 R, 2 SB, 2 BB), Jessica Rislov (2-4, 2B, 2 RBI, R), and Brand. Emily Schlitter (7 IP, 12 H, 9 R, 4 BB, 2 K) got the win, Ken-

dra Crawford (5 2/3 IP, 2 H, 8 R, 15 BB, 13 K) the loss. It was R-P’s first game. Three Get Hoops State Honors Nick Thompson (R-P), Trent Vix (R-P), and Tanner Lange (Kingsland) put a final cap on their prep b-ball careers. They were recognized AP All-State Honorable Mention. Other 3-Rivers/ SEC athletes to receive the distinction were Spring Grove’s Aric Elton, St. Charles’ Will Swiggum, and P-E-M’s Sam Ruth and Cory

Speer. No girls from the county were honored. Dover-Eyota’s Sarah Pease, the SG tandem of Richell Mehus and Taylor Elton, plus six Chatfield Gopher foes, Shannon Curtis (Stewartville), Ashley Hinsch (Zumbrota-Mazeppa), Courtney Pahl (Pine Island), Stephanie Helt (Rochester-Lourdes), Micaela Trainer (Winona-Cotter), and Erin Schlotthauer (Kasson-Mantorville) were among those from SE MN. See SPORTS Page 10 

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Baseball 04-09 •GMLOK 8, Caledonia-Spring Grove 9 (GMLOK: Marshall Oeltjen 1-4 HR (1), 2 RBI, 2 R, SB; Lucas Roe 2-4, 2B, RBI, R. C-SG: Josh Lampert 2-3, 2 RBI; Travis Frank 1-3, 3 RBI. C-SG led 4-0 after one, 7-2 after four. Bulldogs tied the game with a 3-run top-of-the-7th. Warriors plated run in bottom of 7th without a hit for the win) •FC/L 2, Southland 12; 6 innings (FC: Dan Gatzke 2-3, RBI, 2 SB. S: Tyler Kloeckner 1-3, BB, SB, 3 RBI; Tyler Kressin 0-1, 4 BB, 3 SB, 2 R; Lukas Anderson 6 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 8 K, 4 BB, Win. Reb’s led 8-0 after two) 04-10 •C-SG 0, Chatfield 5 (C: Jason Kappers 5 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K, Win (1-0); Tyler Lund 2-2, BB, R; Jake Neis 1-1, 2 BB, 2 RBI; Nate Skare 2-3, RBI. C-SG: Houston Halvorson 2-3) •Southland 14, GMLOK 10 (GMLOK: Isiah Bubany 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI, BB, R; Sam Eberle 2-4, 2B, RBI, 2 R, SB; Noah Schlee 1-3, 2 RBI, 2 R. S: Trent Reinartz 3-4, 2 RBI, 2 R; Chris Beert 3-4, 3 R; Decker Bendtsen 3B, 3 RBI. Rebels scored 7 runs in the 2nd taking 7-1 lead. Score was 8-6 after six, before Rebels tacked on 6 runs in top of 7th) 04-12 •FC/L 5, GMLOK 2 (FCL: Zach Olstad 2-4, 2B, RBI, R; T. Eickhoff 1-2, 2B, 2 BB, 3 R; Nick Ebner 7 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 6 K, 5 BB, Win (1-0). GMLOK: Trenton Bleifus/Sam Eberle 1-3 apiece. GMLOK is 0-5, FC/L 1-2) •R-P 1, C-SG 11; 6 innings (R-P: Riley Vitse 2-2. C-SG: Brett Colsch 2-4, 3 RBI; Austin Goergen 3-4, RBI; Zach Kasten 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R; Ryan Frank 6 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 4 K, 1 BB, Win. Game was tied 1-1 after three. R-P is 2-2)

•Game 1; Mabel-Canton 0, Lyle/ Pacelli 6 (L/P: Jordan Hart 6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 2 BB, 7 K, Win; Damien Haugen 3-4, 2 3B, 3 R). Game 2; M-C 1, L/P 6 (L/P: Daniel Bollingberg 6 IP, 0 R 3 H, 2 BB, 10 K, Win. M-C is 0-3) •Chatfield 7, Southland 9 (C: Mitch Irish 3-4, 2B, 2 R. S: Mike Goergen 2-4, HR, 2 R, RBI. Gophers opened with four in 1st. Reb’s led 8-4 after three. Gophers closed to 8-7; Goergen added insurance (home) run. Chatfield is 4-1) Softball 04-09 •GMLOK 1, Byron 6 (GMLOK: Emily Schlitter 1-2, 2B, 2 BB’s. B: Anna Zamzow 7 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 3 BB, 2 K, Win. Bulldogs led 1-0 entering bottom of 6th where Bears scored all six runs) Golf 04-09 •(B) Kingsland 199, Chatfield 259 (K: Nick Niemeyer 47; Spencer Klevan 48; Josh Thompson 50. C: Chris Hanson 50; (G) Kingsland 279, Chatfield 262 (C: Morgan Henry 56; Mary Simpson 57. K: Karli Bly 52. At Par-34 Chosen Valley CC) 04-10 •(B) R-P 201, Houston 189 (R-P: Charlie Krambeer 45; Phil O’Shaughnessy 51. H: Mitchell Beckman 41; Kevin Beckman/ Matt Johnson 49’s. At Par-36 Valley High GC) •(B) Southland 213, Kingsland 207 (K: N. Niemeyer 48; S. Klevan/J. Thompson 49’s. S: 3 at 53. At Par-36 Root River CC) 04-12 •(B) Kingsland 195, PI 182 (K: S. Klevan 44; N. Niemeyer 45. PI: Garret Stensgard/Kevin Claussen 44’s); (G) Kingsland 238, K-M 222, PI 213 (K: K. Bly 45. K-M: Camille Snyder 52. PI: Tiffany Peplinski 43. At Par-36 Pine Island GC) •(B) Caledonia 185, R-P 191 (R-P: C. Krambeer 45; Alex Vix 46. C: Devin Schiltz 42; Evan

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Welscher 46. At Par-36 Ferndale CC) 04-13 •(B) Southland 215, FC 175 (FC: Ryan Mayer 42; Andy Todd 43; Matt Guttormson 44. S: Marcus Johnson 49. At Par-36 Harmony GC) •(B) L/P 205, Lanesboro 168 (L: Braden Hanson 39; Liam Dorn 41; Cory Strom 42. L/P: Ben Aho 48. (G) L/P 244, Lanesboro 190 (L: Johanna Bearson 46; Paige Hungerholt/Bryn Harmon 47’s. L/P: Jennie Marx 48. At Par-35 Lanesboro GC) •(B) R-P 175, Chatfield 229 (R-P: A. Vix 42; C. Krambeer/Zach Boehmke 44’s. C: Alex Hompe 54. At Par-34 Chosen Valley CC) Track and Field 04-10 •Winona Cotter Invite (Boys Team: Cotter 95, La Crescent 68, R-P/H 67, Cochrane-Fountain City 36. Girls Team: LC 95, R-P/H 88, W-C 49, C-FC 36) •R-P/H 1st places: Dalton Mensink (200-meters, 300-hurdles, Triple Jump), Austin O’Hare (3,200-meters), the 4x200 team (Casey McLellan/Hans Lundberg/Dan Thorson/D. Mensink), & Jordan Agrimson (Pole Vault). The 4x200 team (Kylee Ness/ Erika Hinz/Amy Todd/Christina Strapp), Cody Manfull (*Pole Vault, Triple Jump), and Adria Timm (Shot Put). *Three entrants in event. A. O’Hare, C. McLellan, and D. Thorson added High Jump, 100-meters, and Triple Jump 2nd places (respectively). A. Todd and C. Strapp added 400-meter & Triple Jump 2nd places. Emily Wade was 2nd at both Shot Put & Discus. •Chatfield Invite (Boys Team: Chatfield 116, D-E/SC 88, L/ FC/M-C 71, GM/L-O/S 66, L-A 22, Kingsland 8. Girls Team: D-E/ SC 116, Chatfield 109, GM/LO/S 92, Kingsland 22, L-A 16, L/ FC/M-C 13) •Gopher 1st places: Tyler Wondrow (High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump), Alex Paulson (3,200) & Nick Haffner (110-hurdles). Ashley Baker (100), Maddy Kammer (200, High Jump), the 4x100 team (A. Baker/Nikita York/Autum Erickson/Mariah Bell), the 4x200 team (N. York/A. Erickson/M. Bell/M. Kammer), & Kyndra Neis (Shot Put). N. Haffner added 300-hurdle & Pole Vault 2nd places. A. Baker & K. Neis added 200 & Discus 2nd places. Josh Johnson took 2nd

in the 400, 800, and within his 4x200 team. Jayme LaPlante took 2nd in the Shot Put & within his 4x100 team. •L/FC/M-C 1st places: Erik Peterson (800), Chris Collett (1,600), the 4x100 team (Marcus Tucker/Andrew Coyle/Gabe Decker/Tanner Ristau), & the *4x800 team (Travis Troendle/Nathaniel Harrison/Quentin Case/Zach Case). *Three teams in event. T. Ristau & M. Tucker added 200 & Long Jump 2nd’s. Olvia Haug (3rd Discus, 4th Shot Put) was top L/FC/M-C female. •Top Knights: Jordan Meskill (3rd 400). Marissa Bornholdt (2nd Pole Vault, 3rd 200) & Lacey Schwartz (2nd 100). 04-13 •C-SG Triangular (C-SG, R-P/ H, La Crescent).

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the groom are Mark and Cheryl Weness of Adams. Lisa graduated from Chatfield Chosen Valley High School in 2006 and from Viterbo University with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2010. She is now employed at Mayo Clinic Rochester in the Cardiovascular Surgery and Transplant ICU. Erick graduated from Southland Highschool in 2004 and from Northeren Iowa Community College as a John Deere Agriculture Technician. He is now employed by SEMA Equipment of Leroy, MN. God brought the couple together at the Fillmore Free Methodist Albrecht ~ Weness Church, where they will be Lisa Albrecht of Wykoff, united as one on May 19, 2012. Minn. and Erick Weness of Adams, Minn. are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Parents of the bride are Debra Albrecht and the late Gary Albrecht of Wykoff. Parents of

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Protein I made my first attempt at vegetarianism at age 12, and it lasted about a day. When I was eighteen I was a little more successful and determined, but after a year I sort of slid back into the Standard American Diet. It was too easy. Putting restrictions on your diet is hard work. I have not eaten any meat for six years now, and it has not been difficult at all. The difference is, I know what to eat to get what my body needs. I don’t think I knew enough when I was eighteen living at home, and I was hungry all the time, skinny, and pale. People do need protein, but not as much as you may think. And there are countless ways to get the protein. Every food you eat has some protein in it. Some more than others, obviously. Many people have asked me what I eat because they can’t imagine not eating meat. I usually draw a blank when asked this, but there are so many things.

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For everything an omnivore eats, there is a meatless alternative. Not only are there fake meats sold in stores, but tofu, tempeh, and seitan to replace the meat in any recipe. I have found during this adventure that there is a huge variety of foods I can still eat, and never feel like I am going without. I have many personal reasons for choosing this diet, but I have found that my body and my mind thrive on it. It makes me happy. I found this recipe on a website called The Hungry Hungry Hippie. And really, what could be more hippie than granola? I am one of those people that can’t go a long time without food or I feel sick, and quite often I need

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a snack to get me through, especially if I am on the road. Nuts do a great job curbing my appetite, as do dried fruits. But this granola adds so much more. Quinoa is now being sold in grocery stores, but it can be very expensive. I buy it in bulk at a food co-op to save money. Same with the chia seeds. Who knew they were good for something besides growing Chia Pets? Both of these ingredients, as well as the nuts, add a lot of protein to this granola. They can also be left out and it will still be great. Any of the nuts or fruits can be substituted and it will still work. It can be eaten as a snack, and can easily be eaten as a cereal with milk. It is supposed to break off in chunks, but mine was really crumbly. It doesn’t even matter. My son Garrett ate some yesterday. Grace asked what it tasted like. “Awesomeness,” Garrett replied around a mouthful of it. I agree.

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2 cups rolled oats 1/3 cup quinoa 2 tbsp. chia seeds ¾ cup almonds, chopped ¼ cup pumpkin seeds ¼ cup sunflower seeds ¼ cup walnuts, chopped ¼ cup shredded coconut 2 tsp cinnamon 1/3 cup dried cranberries 1/3 cup raisins ½ cup maple syrup ½ cup coconut oil, melted In large mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients (first 4 listed). In large mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients (first 4 listed). Chop nuts and add to the bowl along with seeds and coconut. Mix well. Add liquids (melted coconut oil and maple syrup). Mix some more. Spread onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 60 minutes at 225 degrees. Let it cool and then break apart.

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Ostrander City Council March 6 meeting The monthly meeting of the Ostrander City Council was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Mayor Protem Vernon Thompson. Council member Frances King was absent. Motion by Kunert, and seconded by Start and unanimously carried to accept the consent agenda. Visitors: Jason Boynton & Ben Turnquist (2011 Financial Statements), Harlan Mensink, Larry Christenson, & Corey Merkel (Legion), Margaret Wierson (Lions), Steve Koebke (Bloomfield), Lois Hanson, Pam Kunz, Carol Hodson Department Heads: Public Works Director—Jimmie Dean—Was present. Council approved monthly report. F ire Chief—Jimmie Dean— Was present. Council approved monthly report. Police Chief—Tom Mosher— Was present. Council approved monthly report. Old business Pay Equity—a work session was scheduled for February 21st to discuss where to go from here. Tom and Rhonda have gotten information together to go over at the work session tonight. Pay Raises—have been tabled until a pay scale has been set up (Jimmie’s medical insurance rates have increased $84.50/month since June 2011). Squad Car—Work session scheduled for February 21st discussed the 2 bids Tom received

(Chevy & Dodge). Council agrees to let Tom decide since he will be the one driving it and there is only a $300 difference. Motion by Start and seconded by Kunert to purchase the Charger. Motion by Thompson and seconded by Kunert to get equipment and decals that are needed for his new car. Tom mentioned about doing sealed bids for the current squad car and he would be willing to take out the equipment and remove the decals and have it in his yard with information in the window, since there is so much traffic going by. Sign retroreflectivity—Rhonda spoke to someone at the League and he said to hold off for now. Tabled Donated Lund property— papers have been signed—Kelly is wondering the intended use because she needs to submit it to the Recorder’s office. I told her a park or sitting area for residents/ visitors. Bloomfield Town Hall water/ sewer annual billing—Steve Koebke was present to discuss this billing. Rhonda received information from other cities that they do usually still charge even if homes or buildings are vacant. Or there needs to be a certified letter from a plumber that it is not usable. Steve commented that Bloomfield council has decided to go ahead and pay the amount due, because it is a public facility. Ostrander

City Council says thank you. New Business 2011 Financial Statement review with Smith, Schafer & Associates, LTD (Jason Boynton & Ben Turnquist) Legion 30 year lease will expire in April (Harlan Mensink, Larry Christenson, & Corey Merkel). Motion by Thompson and seconded by Start to draw up a lease agreement for use of the Community Center Lions (2 yr) gambling permit needs to be renewed for the Wolf’s Den (Margaret Wierson). Motion by Thompson and seconded by Start to renew their gambling permit for 2 years (resolution 201233) Fountain Fire Department gambling permit for Susie’s Roadhouse amendment so gambling permits can be renewed at the same time. Motion by Kunert and seconded by Start to adopt the amendment so the permits can be renewed at the same time (resolution 201134) Fountain Fire Department (2 yr) gambling permit needs to be renewed for Susie’s Roadhouse. Motion by Kunert and seconded by Thompson to renew their gambling permit for 2 years (2012-34) Pop Machine for the new City office—Council agrees that this would be good. There would then be a pop machine at both ends of town, because Pepsi has commented having a hard time keeping the


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Call the FCJ at 507-765-2151 to advertise or offer news tips! one we have full. Rhonda received a draft of the Lease for 306 Main Street, after packets were done, so copies were made for council to review. A couple questions were raised because this says it expires in 1 year. When we spoke with Matt previously it was discussed of a 5 year term. Questions on repair cost—if we replace something and were not going to be there for a long period of time, could some cost be returned to us?? Rhonda was wondering if the city would be interested in a Red Box Video Rental Machine—some don’t think it would be worth it, but will maybe look into it at a later date. Purchase of debris loader from McDonald’s for $900—Council is wondering how old it is. Will discuss further at the next council meeting. Fire Department Application approval for Amanda Miner— Motion by Start and seconded by Thompson to approve Amanda Miner’s application for the Ostrander Volunteer Fire Department. Rhonda has made some changes to the Fire Department Application—Motion by Kunert and seconded by Thompson to approve the changes made to the application for the Ostrander Volunteer Fire Department. Royal Dempewolf from the Wolf’s Den was wondering about doing a mach opening—Tom (Police Chief) will look further into this.

City Wide Clean-up—Check if Waste Management is available for June 2nd. Other: Jimmie will be gone from September 9-14 and return on the 15th. Check received from Southern Cablevision for our franchise fee in the amount of $67.28. Notice has been posted that on Monday, April 23, 2012 through Thursday April 26, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. has been fixed as the dates and times for the meeting of the Board of Appeal and Equalization in Ostrander for 2012 assessment year. This meeting shall be held in the Fillmore County Assessor’s Office. Ordinance for external solid fuel fired heating devices ordinance (review to approve for next month)—Council would like a letter sent to Mike Rohrer & Michelle Miller to see about extending their stack because of smoke. Review of contract with WM which expires in April and will automatically renew for another five years. Pam Kunz is interested in starting a City Wide Rummage Sale. Rhonda will work with Pam to get something in the water/sewer bills. Motion by Kunert, seconded by Start and unanimously carried to adjourn the meeting at 7:45 p.m. Next meeting is scheduled for April 3, at 6 p.m. Rhonda Klapperich Linda Schwenn City Clerk/Treasurer Mayor

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Recycling 101: Plastic Bags LaVerne C. Paulson Recycling Education Coordinator Fillmore County has been involved in single-stream recycling for about a year, and the new process seems to be working quite well. Placing all recyclable material, be it paper products, or bottles and cans, in only one container makes recycling much more convenient. The comingled materials are taken from here to Rochester, and then to the Twin Cities, where most of them are sorted mechanically. One of the few things the separating machine does not like is plastic bags. Plastic bags of any size, shape, texture, or color have a tendency to wrap around gears and pulleys and cause the process to slow down, shut down, or even break down. With that in mind, please do not put your recyclables in plastic bags and set them on your curb. Many recycling haulers will not pick up recyclables in plastic bags. Set out your bottles, cans, newspaper, boxboard, and other recyclable materials loosely in a garbage can, recycling container, or bin. If weather permits, and you so wish, paper bags or cardboard boxes. At any time that you recycle shredded paper, secure the shreddings in a paper bag or cardboard box that can be recycled as well. Plastic bags, when needed, are meant for landfill materials. If you bring your recyclables to the Recycling Center, you can use plastic bags to transport your collection. However, once you get to the center, you should dump your bottles, cans, and other recyclable material into the pile and either take

your bag home to use again, or deposit it in the large container, labeled “plastic bags only” near the walk-in door. Please make a serious attempt to keep plastic bags out of the recycling pile. The same holds true for the rural county containers. You can certainly bring your recyclables in plastic bags and then dump them into one of our large, green containers. Then take your bag home again. Or you can bring them loose in a garbage can and simply empty the garbage can into the container. If you bring them in a paper bag or paper box, you can deposit the whole thing into the container. You no longer have to put fibers in one end and rigids in the other. The signs for separating fibers and rigids may still be on the containers, but with single stream, you can dump paper, plastic, and cans in the same place. Plastic grocery bags and various other plastic bags are finding their way into the plastic bag container at the Recycling Center. This is a much better place for them than with the recycling materials or in the trees and bushes throughout the county. However, plastic bags deposited in this container do not get recycled. If you want to be sure your plastic bags will get recycled, please take them back to a store that has a container for that purpose. There are many stores throughout the county that will gladly take your plastic bags for recycling. Or, better yet, join the growing army of shoppers who would rather use cloth or canvas bags than paper or plastic. Thank you for the extra effort to make recycling in Fillmore County even better.


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Chatfield School Board discusses Action 100 By Mitchell Walbridge Chatfield School Board members had a busy night on April 16 as the group met for its regular monthly meeting. A main focus during the meeting was discussion on reading curriculum instructional development as new initiatives are being formulated for students who attend Chatfield Public Schools in future years. As reported in previous months, initiatives such as the 100 Book Challenge and the Action 100 program will help the staff develop a teaching frame to better instruct students. In the elementary school Principal Craig Ihrke stated that Action 100 is not a curriculum, but a staff development model that will be used next year. Action 100, which is a system from the American Reading Company, helps enhance teacher collaboration, and Chatfield hopes to utilize the system to give students an additional “powerful, individualized half-hour of instruction.” Reading specialist Judith Brockway also submitted some insight onto the issue, saying that over the summer the school’s library will be undergoing preparations to reinforce the 100 Book Challenge program. Also, the school encourages parent participation. The goal of the district is to have 95 percent of parents attending events like the parent information night, which will be held in late September. The teaching staff will undergo 32 days of job embedded professional development to improve instructional skills. Secondary Principal Randy Paulson mentioned that the high school is also undergoing developments for the next school year already. The district is adding two more CIS classes through the University of Minnesota: a literature and composition class and physics. Paulson also had many highlights of high school activities to recognize. Both the high school band and choir received superior ratings at the large group contest. Speech team participants had a successful season, and one Chatfield competitor will be advancing onto the state competition. Finally, for the first time in Chatfield history, the Knowledge Bowl team attended the state competition and placed 12th out of 24 teams.

After each of the individual reports, the board members approved the FFA fundraiser “Rough Fish Tournament” for June 16, 2012 to remove undesirable fish from our local rivers. Also, the board approved the food service capital expenditures. Harris mentioned that at the June meeting, the board will have to vote to add a $0.10 increase to student lunch prices for the 2012-2013 school year in order to comply with new federal

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Is hay starting a comeback? Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties In all the excitement about the large acreages of corn in the Prospective Planting Report on March 30, a Jerrold Tesmer small item that is important to Southeast Minnesota may have been largely ignored. Producers intend to harvest 57.3 million acres of all hay in 2012, up three percent from last year’s record low.

If realized, this will be the second smallest harvested area on record. Producers in several States – Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania – intend to harvest record low acreages. Producers in Illinois expect to harvest a record-tying low acreage. Generally, all hay harvested acreage east of the Mississippi River is expected to decrease in 2012. Conversely, producers from the Great Plains westward intend to harvest more hay this season following the unusually dry conditions that limited hay production in 2011.

As the chart below shows, Minnesota and Wisconsin both project increases in acres of hay. About the time I saw the projected hay production numbers, I stumbled across a chart of Historic Crop Enterprise Profits pulled together by Extension Educator David Bau from the SW Farm Business Management Association. This was profit per acre for the years 2004-2010. We know that corn and soybeans have been on an unprecedented profitability run for the last seven years, but they are not always the top two for profit per acre. For 2004-2010, corn silage was ranked number one at $181.46; alfalfa hay number two at $156.03; corn number three at $141.79; and

Lanesboro School Board looking at improving technology By Jade Sexton The Lanesboro School Board heard from High School Principal Brett Clarke at their meeting on April 19. Clarke was excited to share with them something the school had been talking about for years. With him he had two different netbook computers that he and Superintendent Jeff Boggs had been trying out. His goal is to have one for every student in grades 9-12. “We would like to increase access to technology, and put these in the hands of every, or almost every, high school student,” said Clarke. Clarke explained the netbooks he tried are very durable, and are

built for educational purposes. He believes having access to one will benefit the students, as they will be able to take it with them everywhere. The cost of one of them is around $500-600, which is comparable to an iPad. Clarke said they thought about iPads, but felt these would be better for high school students. Ideally each student would keep the same netbook throughout their high school years. Teachers would have to be trained as well, and would have to incorporate them into their curriculum. They would also have to adopt a policy for them, and discuss consequences of students misusing

them. The board approved Clarke and Boggs moving forward and getting more information for the next meeting. Local Literacy Plan Elementary Principal James Semmen explained to the board that there is a Minnesota State Statute that requires each district to adopt a Local Literacy Plan. The goal is to have every child reading at or above their grade level. They need to report their plan of intervention, how they will be informing parents, and how they identify staff needs. The report must be adopted annuSee LANESBORO Page 10 

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I think this tells me that if dairy and beef would have a seven year run of profits we’d see the trend to more corn and soybeans reverse. Profitable livestock enterprises are good for hay production. Hay production is good for soil conservation in Southeast Minnesota.

All hay harvested acres in selected states, March 30, 2012 2011 2012 1,000 acres

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Local dairy producers hold annual awards banquet On Tuesday March 20, 2012, the Filmore County DHIA (Dairy Herd Improvement Association) along with the Fillmore County ADA (American Dairy Association) held their annual banquet at the Branding Iron Restaurant in Preston, MN. Speakers for the evening included Larry Gartner-ADA, Jon Johnson and Todd Hendrickson-DHIA, Jerry Tesmer-University Extension, and Carolyn Freese and Barb Leuhmann-Midwest Dairy Association. All dairy producers and special guests attending enjoyed a delicious meal served by the Branding Iron staff. The night conclud-


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ed with 2011 DHIA awards and door prizes. The ADA and DHIA boards would like to send a special thank you to all of our sponsors that help support our organizations throughout the year. The following awards were given out: Mulhern DairyPremier Dairyman, Soiney Farms-Most Improved Herd, Deer Brook Farm-Top Lifetime Production Cow, Roadside Dairy-Top Raw Somatic Cell Count, Esperanza Cattle

Co-Top Ayrshire, Holstein, and Jersey Cows, Crystal view Farms-Top Brown Swiss Cow, Crown Hill Holstein-Top Guernsey, Shriever Dairy-Top Mix Breed and Red and White Cow. Members of the 2011 800 lb. Plus Protein Club included Trailside Holsteins, Mulhern Dairy, Shriever Dairy, Johnson’s Rolling Acres, Rahn and Pat Sass Farms, Hinckley Holsteins LLC, Crystal View Farms, Brian and Judy Hazel, and Soiney Farms.

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soybeans number four at $97.01. There were three years in seven that corn was valued higher than corn silage; and four years in seven where alfalfa hay was higher value than corn. Of these four principle crops, soybeans always came in fourth.

I think this tells me that if dairy and beef would have a seven year run of profits we’d see the trend to more corn and soybeans reverse. Profitable livestock enterprises are good for hay production. Hay production is good for soil conservation in Southeast Minnesota.


tary school. The original plan was to have the third grade teacher stay for one year, but the school has acquired a few more students. Next year there will be a first grade, first and second combined, third grade, third and fourth combined, fourth grade, fifth grade, and sixth grade. This will help keep the classes a smaller size. Other Business Boggs reminded everyone about the Awards Ceremony, which will be held on April 29 at 6pm at Eagle Bluff. He said this is the 16th year they have had a former student speak. This year the speaker will be Paul Ruen. The board approved a bid from Pam Ristau for the audit at $7,480, which is the same as last year. The board also approved membership in the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL). The board members recognized the accomplishments of the band and choir members, as they performed very well at a large group competition. The next board meeting was changed to Tuesday, May 15 at 7 p.m.

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ally by June 1, and posted on the school web site. They also need to send it to the Commissioner of Education each year by June 30. Semmen said he has already prepared the plan, and the board approved it. Elementary Staffing Semmen told the board they have made some adjustments to the teaching staff at the elemen-

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Canton Senior Citizens meet at 1pm for cards and visiting, Canton Community Center.* Preston AA Group, 7:30pm, United Methodist Church, Preston. For more info, call 507-951-6029.*

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Adult Children Anonymous (formerly known as Adult Children of Alcoholics) meeting, 7pm. Call Deb 507-765-5336 for info.* Chatfield AA meets, 7:30pm in the Pio­ neer Presbyterian Church, 206 Fillmore St., Chatfield.* AA Closed Meeting, 8pm, Presbyterian. Church, Mill St, Rushford.*

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

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

1995 PALOMINO POP-UP CAMPER. Cooking stove, sink, ice box. Sleeps 5-6 people. Good condition. $1500. Call 507951-1702. s23tfn- x

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• New Featherlite 7x20 Stock Used eqUIpMeNT AvAILAbLe • New Featherlite 7x24 Stock • Bobcat T190 Cab • New Featherlite 16' Bumper skId LoAdeRs • Case 60 XT • Bobcat S185 Cab • New Featherlite 20' Wd Flr • (3) Telehandlers • Bobcat 763 • Bobcat S130 Cab • '07 Featherlite 24' Stock • JD 325 • Bobcat S250 sold Combo • JD 260 • Bobcat S330 Cab • New Featherlite 16' GN Stock TRAcToR • New Ventrac Tractors In Stock • 16' Diamond D Livestock • Ford 8N Boomer w/Loader • IH 240 • '01 24' Featherlite Stock • JD 2950 w/Loader • JD 850 • IH Super H • '98 Featherlite 20' Stock Combo • MF 1540 MFWD • JD 2350 w/Loader • NH TC33 • 16' Kiefer Stock • JD 4520

FOR SALE: Classic antique cast iron radiators from the original Park Hotel in Preston, MN. Many sizes and colors. Excellent condition. Would be perfect for restoration of an older home. Priced from $200 to $500 depending on which size. Call Jason at 507251-5297. s6tfn- x FOR SALE: High back wall-mount white porcelain bathroom sinks from original Park Hotel in Preston, MN. Excellent condition. Perfect for restoration of older home. Priced at $150 per sink. Call Jason at 507-251-5297. s6tfn- x

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

FOR SALE: 5x8 foot landscape trailer, good condition, one and seven eighth inch ball. $450. Call 507-867-1654. s11tfn- x GJERE CONSTRUCTION, Mabel, MN. Best black dirt in town. Sand fill and sewer sand. 507-493-5864 or 507-450-7620. s4/16-6/4- o MEL’S GOLF CARS, LLC. New and used gas and electric Yamaha Golf Carts are in Stock! Other New Models are available along with over 50 used Carts to choose from. Now demonstrating the all New 2012 Fuel Injected Yamaha Gas Golf Carts. Will take trades. Mel’s Golf Cars provides the highest quality in all their golf carts. Stop and Shop at 132 Garfield Avenue, Albert Lea, MN or Call Mel at 507-4382705. s16,23,30- x

1996 HARLEY 883 SPORTSTER with windshield, saddle bags and forward controls. $3500. 507-352-5172 or 507-2721686. s23,30- o FOR SALE: Whirlpool washer & dryer, matched set, in good condition. 507-9519416. s23- o Pianos, Digital Pianos, Church Organs - New, Used, Sales & Service - Call DEWEY KRUGER MUSIC, Northwood, Iowa, 800-933-5830, deweykrugermusic. com s23,30,7- x For Sale: Solid Wood Hutch - Top half lighted w/ 3 glass-front doors. Bottom half has 2 drawers and 3 doors. Excellent condition, beautiful piece of Furniture. $350.00 or reasonable offer. Call 507-3738802. s23- x

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HELP WANTED: Housekeeping. Weekdays and every other weekend required. Starting April. Green Gables Inn, Lanesboro, MN. 507-467-2936. h20tfn- o

SHOP WORKER/DOCK WORKER/ LOCAL DELIVERY - Bill Funk Trucking, Chatfield, MN is looking for a flexible employee for shop and loading dock work. Must be dependable, have a good work history, and be willing to work Saturdays with a day off during the week. Need CDL or be willing to get one. Wages based on qualifications. Full time with benefits. 800537-9236. h16,23,30- o

SOFTWARE ENGINEERS Programmers with C+, .NET or C# experience or training. High pay scale. Aatrix Software, Inc. A rapidly growing eFile provider. bruces@ MCAN

PLUMBERS WANTED Journeyman & apprentices. Mechanical contractor hiring journeyman plumbers and apprentices to perform commercial work. Minnetonka Plumbing Inc., Delano, MN 763/972-9181 MCAN

HELP WANTED: Historic Scanlon House Bed & Breakfast Inn looking to fill 1 housekeeping position part-time. Includes weekends. 507-467-2158. h11tfn- o NOW HIRING: Companies desperately need employees to assemble products at home. No selling, any hours. $500.00 weekly potential. Info. 1-985-646-1700 DEPT. MN-485. h9,16,23- x ON THE CRUNCHY SIDE - in Harmony is hiring kitchen staff/cooks. Part to fulltime positions available, Thurs-Sun, morning, afternoon & evening shifts available. Apply in person Wed-Sun, ask for Lisa. h23,30,7- o

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MECHANIC WANTED: Bill Funk Trucking, Chatfield, MN is looking for a Certified or basic mechanic. Wages according to qualifications. Full or part-time. Full time employee receives full benefits. 800537-9236. h16,23,30- o ON THE CRUNCHY SIDE - in Harmony is hiring a permanent part-time bartender. Thur-Sun, 20-25 hrs per week. Apply inperson Wed-Sun, ask for Lisa. h23,30,7- o

Now HiriNg

resideNt AssistANt positioNs 12 hour shifts, day, night & weekends available Please call 507-886-6515 for more information or stop by for an application, see Kristi Heritage Grove • 455 Main Ave. N • Harmony, MN

Green Lea Manor is looking for special people who want to make a difference. Must be caring, compassionate, and a team player.

Full-Time & Part-Time Nursing Assistant Positions Available Will train and reimburse for classes, if not on the registry. Bonus-pay on Weekends and Shift Differential Contact Annette or stop by for an application.

Green Lea Manor Nursing Home 115 N. Lyndale Ave., Mabel, MN 55954


(507) 493-5436

…because the journey matters

RN’s & LPN’s Chosen Valley Care Center has a great opportunity for RN’s or LPN’s to join our exceptional health care team. We are looking for nurses who are energetic and compassionate who want to put their clinical skills to work in a fast-paced long term care facility. We are seeking individuals who desire to help enrich the lives of the residents. We currently have full-time and part-time 12 hour shifts available with excellent benefits offered to those working 32 hours or greater in a week.


If interested, please send an applications or resume to Attn: Director of Nursing, Chosen Valley Care Center, 1102 Liberty Street SE, Chatfield, MN 55923 or email: (EOE/AA)

OVER 18? A can’t miss limited opportunity to travel with a successful young business group. Paid training. Transportation/ lodging provided. Unlimited income potential. Call 877/646-5050. MCAN WANTED: LIFE AGENTS Earn $500 a day, great agent benefits. Commissions paid daily. Liberal underwriting. Leads, leads, leads. Life insurance license required. Call 888/713-6020 MCAN DRIVERS CHOOSE YOUR HOMETIME from weekly, 7/on-7/off, 14/on-7/off, full or part-time. Daily pay! Top equipment! Requires 3 months recent experience. 800/414-9569 MCAN

DRIVERS/OWNER OPERATORS wanted. Contact 540/280-0194. Industry leading rates, 90% of line haul rate. 100% of fuel surcharge. MCAN

EMPLOYMENT OTR DRIVERS & Owner Operators for small company in SW MN. Most runs turnarounds. Competitive pay & benefits. Traildust Trucking 800/619-0037 MCAN HELP WANTED: Cook and bartender. Apply in person at Hwy 44 Bar & Grill in Mabel, MN. h23,30- o

Help Wanted: Maintenance Seeking an individual with Ag experience in farm maintenance. Preferred applicants should have good electrical and diagnostic skills. Must be willing to work in a farm environment safely and have a valid, insurable driver’s license.

Dependent Care Assistant Plan. Medical and Dental Insurance. Flex Spending Health Plan. Excellent Wages. Paid Vacation. Call 800-461-4044 EXT 203 for more information

COMPANY DRIVERS Recent trucking school graduates. Your new career starts now! Up to $4,800 tuition reimbursement (for a limited time only). Great pay & benefits. Excellent training program. Industryleading safety program. New to trucking? Call us for opportunities. Call: 866/8962369 MCAN

Harmony Community Healthcare Part-time CNA Part-time LPN On-Call LPN or TMA

Competitive wages, flexible schedule, shift differentials & training available Call or email for more information Ruth McGarvey, 507-886-6544, ext. 104 rmcgarvey@

Freelance Writer The Fillmore County Journal is looking for a free-lance writer to report on Kingsland School Board meetings and write occasional feature stories.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 jsexton@fillmorecountyjournal. com or call for more information 507-765-2151.

Good Samaritan Society Home Care

is in search of a motivated person interested in caring for clients in

Rushford, MN

Help Wanted Day and night time shifts available

Sandwich Artists and Night Supervisor positions available Apply online at and follow the prompts Or drop an application at Rushford Subway

their homes. Currently we have a part-time home health aide position available in the Chatfield area. Qualifications for this position include a valid MN driver’s license, a favorable motor vehicle record and completion of an accredited nursing assistant and/or home health aide program. We offer flexible hours and mileage reimbursement.

Rd. 16 For 105 more State information or to request an application, please contact MN VickieRushford, Lynch at 888-381-3205. EOE,

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Safe. Secure. Smart Featherlite, Inc., manufacturer of custom order and standard model specialty trailers located in Cresco is seeking motivated individuals to fill the following positions:

Chosen Valley Care Center, InC. A Senior Living Community

Sales Representative Are you creative? The Fillmore County Journal is expanding, which means we need another

paRt-time gRaphic deSigneR versed in the areas of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Starting with a flexible schedule with opportunities for growth into a full-time position. This job will be the right fit for someone with great attention to details, positive customer relations skills and a flair for design. Candidates with experience in web design a plus. Please send a letter of interest and design samples to Publisher, Fillmore County Journal, P.O. Box 496, Preston, MN, 55965 or email to


Successful candidates should possess the ability to assemble products by interpreting print packets and bill of materials, be able to accurately measure components and assemblies, utilize a variety of hand, power, and air tools, and perform repetitive work within set standards. Previous experience is a plus.

ASSEMBLY WELdERS Must be able to accurately read and interpret print packets, instructions, and work orders for assigned jobs, and fabricate aluminum and/or steel components, sub-assemblies or assemblies as required using proper welding techniques. The successful candidate will be able to work with minimal supervision and will be selfmotivated. Previous welding experience is required. Wages are based upon experience. Featherlite offers a comprehensive benefits plan that includes health insurance, life and disability insurance, dental insurance, 125 Plans for Medical and Child Care Reimbursement, 401K, vacation and personal time, holiday pay, prescription safety eyeglasses program, and others. If you would like to learn more about the opportunities currently available at Featherlite, please apply at our Cresco facility, 816 7th Street West, anytime between 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Featherlite, Inc. does require pre-employment drug screening.


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HOUSE FOR SALE or rent in Peterson. 3BR, single car garage. 1BA. Call 507-8752643. e26tfn- o

HOUSE FOR SALE: 203 Coffee St. Downtown Lanesboro. 2 bdrm, 1 bath. 507429-5809 or 806-268-0194. e16tfn- o

Large lot in New Horizon Trailer Park in Preston. Available Immediately. 7652131 or 1-800-770-0347. r10/5tfn- o Need to store snowmobiles, a classic car, or a boat? Do you need storage while in the process of moving? Space is available for rent in a building located in Preston. Call 507-251-5297. r28tfn- x KENILWORTH APARTMENTS and Sylvan Manor of Lanesboro have apts. for seniors 62+ or handicapped/disabled. Rent based on income. Onsite laundry, large communtiy room and patio for tenant use. Call 507-467-2222 EHO r4tfn- o 3 Bedroom house. $450/month plus utilities. Preston - No Pets 507-259-6740. r6tfn- o SPACIOUS PRESTON 2bdrm apt, walkin closets, laundry, heat included, mainfloor living. $550/month + deposit. 507272-8302. r9,16,23,30- x CANTON APARTMENTS on Hwy 52 has a 2 bdrm apartment for rent. $325/month. First month free w/deposit and lease. 507459-2012. r9,16,23,30- o

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

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

FOUNTAIN: 2 bdrm apt. No smoking. No pets. Onsite laundry, off street parking. 507268-4468. r16tfn- o 2 BEDROOM farmhouse 4 miles southeast of Rushford on Aspen Road. $450/mo. Large yard, available May 1st. Contact Scott 507-864-7766. r16,23- o NICE MOBILE HOME lot for rent. Just off highway. West of Mabel. 507-450-7620. r23,30,7- o

REAL ESTATE House for sale in Spring Valley, MN. 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, garage, black top driveway, new electric with breaker panel, high efficiency forced air furnace. The home needs work to be livable, and is a great opportunity for a handyman with a family who is tired of renting and ready to own. Will sell property outright or negotiate terms to sell on Installment Contract. Only seriously interested callers, call Bobby at 507-458-8558. e20tfn- o Immaculate 3 bdrm, 2 bath, Houston. Split foyer, tuck under garage, huge deck. 507-459-6429. Rochester or LaCrosse Craigslist. e30tfn- o LANESBORO Nice 2 bedroom, 2 bath walkout ranch style home. Newly finished deck and alley to off street parking. Unfinished lower level has room for expansion. $84,900. Keller Williams Premier Realty 507-424-4422 Mona Ostrem 507251-3837 e23- o REAL ESTATE LAND AUCTION. 80 acres Organic tillable. Sat. March 10 Noon. 12885 Mahan Dr., Utica Twp Crawford Co, WI. NWSE, SENE 2 10 5. www.rogerland. com for photos, terms and conditions. See MLS# 4034567. No buyers fee. Roger Johnson, Registered WI Auctioneer 231952. WI MN Real Estate. La Crosse, WI 54602-0214. 608-385-8080. e13tfn- o

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

VeRy seCluded spot Lots of privacy. Twelve year old large modular home on 20125 Groveacres. St E, Rushford,Beautiful country setting. Hunter’s dream area. 40’ xMN80’ shed of which 40’ is insulated shop. Could Newpole roof; Completely be handy man’s remodeled dream. Bring and four-wheelers, plenty of kitchen; horses new flooring; 3 351st BR 2 BA,Ave, mainfl.Harmony. $165,000. Always call room and trails. 16165 to school & shops. 507-251-3271. Randy Barnes forlaund.close appointment,

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expansive views of the city. Custom cabinetry, hardwood floors, fireplace & spacious fam. room. Lg. master suite. 3 car heated garage. Plumbed for infloor heat! $215,000.

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Charming home completely remodeled from top to bottom both inside & out. Move right in for $95,000.

home on a huge lot with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, mainfloor laundry and a large 2+ car attached garage. Open stair case, updated electrical and windows. $87,500. 445511 Hillview Drive Rushford, MN 3200 sq. ft. home on 3 AC close to town. Gas frpl. up & down; hot tub; expansive master suite; wrap around deck w/elegant landscaping; 3 car gar. & heated work shop. $289,900.

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Classic home with original woodwork, open staircase, New roof, windows, boiler, water heater and elect. Serv. 3 BR, 2 BA, impressive. $124,900.

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New roof; Completely remodeled kitchen; new flooring; 3 BR, 2 BA, mainfl. laund. Close to school & shops. $89,900. Build your dream home on 17.5 AC: South of Rushford on BUILDABLE LOT IN RUSHFORD: $29,900. Put up a HWY 43. $89,900. single family or multiunit.

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split that offers privacy with wooded area in backyard. Home features vaulted family room with Gas Fireplace, step saving kitchen and spacious living room. $118,000 • MLS#4036444 Preston 2 bedroom rambler has new carpet and fresh paint, newer windows and roof. 15547 Kiwi Rd, $52,000 MLS#4035459 Preston Residence or rental property. Main floor laundry, 3 rooms used as bedrooms. Main floor has been remodeled & updated w/newer cabinetry, drywall and electrical. 317 St. Paul St. SW, $40,000 MLS#4034251 Preston 3 bdrm, 3 bath, walkout rambler on 1+ acre, vaulted ceilings, master suite, MF laundry. 3 car detatched insulated, heated garage w/ workshop & 3/4 bath. 420 Parkside Dr. $279,900 MLS#4032983 Preston Great 1 1/2 story 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath and attached 3 season porch. One car detached garage and Flat Lot. $64,900 $59,900 MLS #4031651 Preston 3 bdrm, Rambler, MF Laundr y, Large Garage, low maintenance exterior, Close to swimming pool park and trail. $4K carpet allowance $109,900 $99,900 MLS#4030099 Preston Exceptional 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 2 story with tons of wood flooring & panel walls, large kitchen with “L” shaped island and informal dining, hot tub room off master brdm. $179,000 MLS #4033170 Harmony 55 1st Ave SE $40,000 MLS#4034244

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just listed: Awesome view & naturally relaxing! 32x16ft timeless treAsure: Grand 4 bedroom 2 story home with Amish built log cabin fully furnished many original features and details. New listiNg New listiNg & wood stove. Rain water system Summer kitchen(in floor heat), single provides water for the house & car plus 30 x 45 shop (in-floor heat & outdoor shower. Appliances & water) barn & quaint outer buildings. furnishings included. Garage is 15x25 Grapevine, rhubarb, & garden space. pole building, 6x25 ft shelter off one Beautifully landscaped like having side.12x16 storage shed, new outhouse. 6.5 acres of hay ground. your own private park. On 5 acres simPly wonderful! Updated 3 bedroom ranch move $236,000 in ready! Main floor laundry and borderinG Country: 3 bedroom bath. Lower level finished in 2002 ranch updated, full basement offers familyroom, bedroom, office, 3/4 room to expand, attached 1 car garage bath and utility area, with lots of and deck. Harmony $84,900 storage. Mabel $79,900 ComfortAble liVinG: 3 room for fAmily & bedroom ranch very nice basement. friends: 4 bedroom, 2 bath Newer detached garage and a great home, LL familyroom, brick location. $82,500 Harmony fireplace, master bedroom, walk-in closets, 24 x 26 det garage. Deck & eAsy to enjoy: Neat remodeled, screen porch. Harmony $119,900 2 bedroom, new kitchen & bath, 6 panel oak doors. 2 car det garage, deck eAsy to KeeP & enjoy: 2 Harmony, $69,900 bedrm ranch on corner lot. Open kitchen-dining breakfast bar, Huge 2 car att garage. Harmony $112,000 new listinG: Surprising spacious 4 bedroom, 2 ½ bath home with large 2 relAx & enjoy one level living, bright and open floor car heated garage. Preston $89,900 plan. With sunroom, 16 x 13. Masterbedroom, 10 x 8 walk in closet & master bath. Guest bedroom just listed: Charming stone & 3/4 guest bath, handicapped cottage, 3 bedrooms, 1 ¾ bath, oak accessible. Super sized 1 car att hardwood floors, built-in corner cabinet, garage. $125,000 fireplace, half acre lot. Preston $79,900 Comfort by desiGn: 2 bdrm, 2 bath townhome offers REdUCEd everything on one level. Generous house & shoP Affordable living, living space, southern exposure. 3 bedroom home includes 24 x 40 LargeMaster bedroom & walk-in attached garage, Greenleafton $59,900 closet.Large att garage. Harmony $129,900

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10:30 am - 12:00 noon • 66167 230th Ave., Kasson $444,000 - Country Acreage 15 acres of country with panoramic views. Custom built home with approx 4,000 sq ft of living space. Lower level walk out, in floor heat, stone center fireplace, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, main floor laundry and mud room. 40x60 pole shed w/ attached mother-in-law apartment.

Website: E-mail: ChAtfield - Turn of the century home on large corner lot. Main floor master bedroom, main floor laundry, wood floors, 9’ ceilings, builtins, screened in porch and (28x32) garage/shop. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, all brick exterior, storage shed, garden area, & combo heat (nat. gas and wood). $114,900 ChAtfield - Great location for this ranch home on dead-end street. 3 bedrooms on main floor, 2 baths, main floor laundry, 3-season porch, newer water heater and furnace. Could have a 4th bedroom in lower level. Oversized 2+garage. $114,900 ChAtfield - Updated home on 1/2 acre lot close to high school and parks. Large open kitchen is perfect for entertaining. Finished lower level family room, living room and large private patio and backyard. Newer windows and siding. $115,000 ChAtfield - 3+ bedroom rambler w/2 baths, newer windows, gas fireplace, 2 car garage, vinyl siding. New roof. Located close to parks and downtown. All appliances will stay. $119,900 ChAtfield - townhouse - Great price on this immaculate 3 bedroom, 2 bath townhouse. Formal dining room, living room, open kitchen with center island. Family room in lower level with w/o to patio and fenced yard. Deck is covered and ideal for relaxing. 2+ garage is insulated and sheetrocked. now $134,900 ChAtfield - Ideal location close to school, pool, and parks. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, large foyer, family room w/build-ins, bookshelves and entertainment center. Deck, storage shed and 2+ attached garage. $139,900 reduced $129,900


suPer loCAtion: 4 bedroom, 2 bath home, LL familyroom, att 2 ½ car heated garage, park like back yard! $122,900 Harmony 21+ ACre Country home: 2 story, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, Garage plus 28x 32 shop, 58 x 84 pole shed. Barn, cattle shed, box stalls. Rotational grazing, windbreak and stream Price to sell $177,500

brinG the horses!! 6 bedroom ranch home, walk out lower level. Attached 2 car heated garage, shop 36 x 48 steel shed & shelter. Fenced pasture with spring fed creek Spring Valley $269,000 here’s A honey - Super layout this 2 bedroom ranch has beautiful oak hardwood floors & many updates. Covered patio and X lg 1 car garage, Harmony $69,900 lot with View- lAnesboro Awesome View! Buildable lot 1/3 of an acre, on edge of town. Buy now, build later. Nice little investment! $31,000 buildinG lots: Offered $8000 below original price. Buy now and build when you’re ready! Newest division in Harmonysome walk outs, starting at $14,900 Open to all builders. fArm lAnd: 94.75 acres CRP land for over 10 yrs, nice land, a program buyout option is available. Bristol Township woods: 46.88 acres buildable, older well, driveway access Bristol township. Cty 30

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1:00 - 2:30 pm • 22826 oak hill drive, spring Valley, $319,000 Executive home on approx 1.5 acres of land in Oak Hill Drive subdivision. 4 bdrms, 4 bath 2 story Colonial w/hardwood floors, main floor sep laundry, formal living & dining areas, family room w/fireplace, potting shed, storage shed, fenced, new mound septic system, perennial gardens & luscious landscaping. LL finished - used as a home photography business. Could easily have a home business run from the abundance of rooms w/

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driVe A little, Get A lot! 4 bedrm , 2 bath, 2 story in mint condition, beautiful woodwork, deck familyroom, garage. $105,000

203 elmwood st. e, lAnesboro unbeliVeAble sPACe in this charming move in condition 2 story. Open staircase, hardwood floors, high ceilings great view over Lanesboro and the north bluff. $96,900 201 ridGeView lAne s, lAnesboro: Church Hill Condos: we will have 4 units open please stop by and tour through the building. 3 finished units plus 1 unit that is available for you to design and finish to your desire. A suggested floor plan is offered. Garage stall included with all units. We will have units on all 3 floors to view. starting at $125,000 to $150,000 sCeniC Country Views: 4 bdrm, 2 bath home, master bedroom, bath & walk-in closet. Large family room with room for dining and game area. 2 car att garage. Harmony $225,000 Custom built 5 bedroom, 3 bath home. Open & bright with 956 sq ft att garage.large family/rec area, Harmony $240,000 briCK home on ACreAGe: Historic brick home with mature trees, great yard, offers an affordable slice of country $107,000 Country home on ACreAGe: Original character, large 2 story home, 4 bdrm, 2 bath. REdUCEd You’ll love the built-ins, hardwood floors, large pantry & home office. Detached garage, 80 x 44 steel shed. On hard surface road. $125,000 Reduced.


22881 oak hill drive, spring Valley $143,000 $139,900 Unireduced que log home on wooded lot. Private back yard, storage shed and deck overlooking wooded area - great for bird watching, deer and turkeys. Master bedroom is in loft area, w/walk through full bath. Exposed beams throughout log home.


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

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18877 us hwy 63 spring Valley - $189,900 - Country acreage w/totally updated 4 bdrm, 2 bath home. Newer u p d a t e d kitchen, 2 stone fireplaces, finished lower level w/family room, bath & laundry. diNg PeNbdrms, Updated kitchen with new flooring, cupboards & countertops. Deck off dining area.


Cell 507-259-5454 ChAtfield - Absolutely gorgeous home that has been completely remodeled and updated, but has kept all the charm. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, wood floors, new tile, remodeled kitchen, main floor laundry, formal dining room, jacuzzi tub in master bath, covered porch, private patio, fenced yard & huge 3+garage. $149,900 ChAtfield - Absolutely gorgeous 5 bedroom, 2 bath home on 6/10 acre. This ranch home has everything, open floor plan w/formal dn room, lv room, sun room, fam room, rec area, large open kitchen and island bar. Approx. 3600 sq. ft. of main floor living. Black walnut wall & kitchen cabinets, new carpet, ceramic tile & top of the line wood burning fireplace w/brick surround & built-in shelves. 864 sq. ft. heated garage and 20x24 detached garage. $259,900 fountAin - Remodeled and updated 3+ bedroom home on 4 city lots. 3100 sq. ft with 2 gas fireplaces, wood floors, formal dining room and living room, main floor laundry, covered private deck, steel siding and 3 car heated garage and storage shed. $139,900 lAnesboro - Spacious 2-story home on large lot. 3+bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 kitchens, large main floor laundry/mud room plus 2+garage. Newer windows, and new NG/Wood combo heat. Priced at $89,900. lAnesboro - Charm and character describe this home with original Douglas fir floors. Main floor has high ceilings and archways for character. Lower level is partially sheetrocked. Newer 2 car garage and great location to state trails & park. $114,900 lAnesboro - 3+ bedroom ranch with private backyard, 2 baths, main floor laundry, newer flooring, open floor plan, c/a,steel siding, large deck and 2+garage. $124,900

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Preston - This large rambler sits on quiet street & had great views of deck. Home has been updated. Large open kitchen and dining room, living room, large master bedroom, and main floor laundry. Large lower level family room with w/out to covered patio. New siding, windows flooring and heated garage. $129,900 roChester - Great location for this large rambler on end of cul-de-sac with private fenced yard. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 3 car garage, main floor laundry/ mud room, large private patio, newer appliances and more. $187,500 roChester -townhome - Hard to find townhome in Salem Point. Enjoy the water view from the 4-season porch or private patio. Large living room w/ fireplace, separate formal dining room, master bedroom w/full bath and w/in closet. Open kitchen w/center island. 2nd level has 2 additional bdrms, full bath & family room. $335,000 CommerCiAl - Business not closing, just for sale. wykoff - Gold st. restaurant - Established restaurant, turn key operation. Building completely renovated, equipment is newer and all inventory stays. Restaurant menu offers pizza, steak and fish specials, and more. Ideal for catering & deliveries. Additional dining area in lower level. $235,000 CommerCiAl- ChAtfield - Tacades Sports Bar/Restaurant. Excellent opportunity to own this high traffic, well established sports bar/restaurant. Turn-key opertation. Building and all equipment are in excellent condition. Additional bar area for private parties. $540,000 Reduced $495,000 new listinG - CommerCiAl buildinG - lAnesboro Great opportunity to own large commercial building in a high traffic area. Potential business could be retail, restaurant/bar, convenience store/grocery, crafts or many other uses. Can be divided off. Apartment above for rental or personal use. $89,900 lots for sAle - Chatfield - Fingerson & Donahoe - 1st Subdivison - Lots Starting At - $29,900

RoCHESTER ANd SE MN fArm/ACreAGes ChAtfield - Spectacular setting for this 220 acres with woods, tillable, and access to Root River (perfect for camping, fishing, tubing and canoeing). This home offers a unique floor plan that is open with kitchen, center island, formal living room (15’ ceilings, fireplace), formal dining, main floor laundry/mud room, and gorgeous master with bath and w/in closet. In-floor heat in the 3-car garage and also the lower level. The tile work is excellantly done. Lower level family room walks-out to brick patio, 3 addtional bedrooms, and rec area. Outside had beautiful landscaping, pond, 40x60 shed, newly planted trees, large maint. free deck with awesome views, and more. 105 acres tilllable, 115 acres of woods, and river access makes this a paradise and is only 15 minutes to Lanesboro $1,500,000 lAnesboro/whAlAn - Ideal acreage with everything you want or need. Approx. 8 acres with pasture for animals. 50x112 shed with 50x64 heated shop with 14’ ceilings. Outdoor wood burner heats the house and shop. Additional barn and shed for horses/animals. 5 bedroom house with main floor master, laundry, living room, family room with wood burner, and screened-in porch. New well, roof, hot water heater and furnace. $199,900 lAnesboro - 14 acre paradise just north of Lanesboro. 1 mile from Eagle Bluff, close to Root River & State Trail. Ideal for horses or cattle. Large open kitchen & formal dining room, newer living room with fireplace and knotty pine. Main floor laundry, 4-season porch, large deck with hot tub, sauna, putting green and more. Barn w/ shop above and heated shop/garage below. mAbel - Cabin on 16 acres-gorgeous 16 acre wooded site with new cabin, well and septic. Knotty pine interior, steel siding, covered porch, infloor heat, kitchen, bath, laundry and loft area. Ideal for weekend getaway, rec land and great hunting. $149,900 oronoCo - 4 bedroom, 2 bath home on 2+acres with 3 car attached garage, 30x40 heated shop located on end of cul-de-sac. Ideal for handyman. New carpet, sunroom, 2 fireplaces, patio, deck, large master, large yard, circle drive, kennel, steel siding and more $269,900

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AUCTION CALENDAR Sat, April 28 - 9:00 am, 6th Semi Annual Country Consignment Auction. Machinery, antiques, misc, horses. Directions: take Hwy. 74 South of St. Charles approx 1 mi then East on 35, 3 mi to T, then right approx. 1/4 mi. For more info contact Bill Gathje at 507-458-8560. Notice in the Journal. Sat, May 12 - 9:30am, Melvin & Lucille Bronstad Auction. Farmland, building site, farm machinery, household. Directions: 17573 Co. Rd. 44, LeRoy, MN. 14 miles West of Harmony on Co. 44 or 10 mi South of Spring Valley, Mn on Hwy 63 or 3 1/2 mi North of Chester, IA on Hwy 63 then 3 1/2 mi East on Co. 44 (watch for signs). For more info. contact Davis Corners Auction Service, 319-240-9984. Notice in the Journal. Wed., May 23 - Amish Consignment Auction. Located at Hershberger Metal, 13702 371st Ave., Canton, MN. For more info contact Joe Slaubaugh, 22366 401st Ave., Lanesboro, MN or Dan Hershberger, 13702 371st Ave., Canton, MN. To list your Auction 507-765-2151

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PUBLIC NOTICES bristol township notice Bristol Township will be spraying roadside ditches for wild parsnips. Anyone who doesn’t want their ditch sprayed, notify one of the town board members. Eunice Biel, Clerk Publish 16,23 STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF FILLMORE IN DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE COURT DIVISION Court File No. 23-PR-12-235 In Re: Estate of Marleane Sanford Benson a/k/a M.S. Benson Decedent NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS AND CREDITORS Notice is given that Informal probate of the Decedent’s will dated October 24, 1983, and the codicil to the will dated July 23, 1992. The application has been granted. Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed Kim Benson, whose address is 8995 State Hwy 26, PO Box 114, Brownsville, Minnesota 55919, to serve as Personal Representative of the estate of the above decedent. Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative, and the personal representative is empowered to fully administer the estate, including, after 30 days from the date of the issuance of her letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease or distribute real estate, unless objections thereto are filed with the Court (pursuant to Section 524.3-607) and the Court otherwise orders. Notice is further given that all creditors having claims against the said estate are required to present the same to said personal representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this notice or said claims will be barred. Dated: April 13, 2012 /s/ James D. Attwood Registrar JAMES D. ATTWOOD Court Administrator Jennifer A. Gumbel (MN# 387724) Springer and Gumbel, P.A. 141 W. Fillmore St. PO Box 469 Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765-3600 Fax: (507) 765-3629 Publish 23,30

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STATE OF MINNESOTA 22 SE Second Street COUNTY OF FILLMORE Chatfield, MN 55923 IN DISTRICT COURT 3. YOU MUST RESPOND TO EACH THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT CLAIM. The Answer is your written PROBATE COURT DIVISION response to the Plaintiff’s Complaint. In Fri. Apr. 27 . . . . . . . . . . 7:30pm Court File No. 23-PR-12-71 your Answer you must state whether you SAt. Apr. 28 . . . . . . . …. 7:30pm In Re: Estate of agree or disagree with each paragraph of Sun. Apr. 29 ………… 7:30pm Lester D. King the Complaint. If you believe the Plaintiff a/k/a Les King should not be given everything asked for Run Time: R Decedent in the Complaint, you must say so in your 1 Hr. 53 Mins. NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE Answer. OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF 4. YOU WILL LOSE YOUR CASE PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND IF YOU DO NOT SEND A WRITTEN NOTICE TO CREDITORS RESPONSE TO THE COMPLAINT TO THE TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS AND PERSON WHO SIGNED THIS SUMMONS. CREDITORS If you do not answer within 20 days, you Notice is given that Informal probate of will lose this case. You will not get to tell the Decedent’s will dated June 15, 1998 your side of the story, and the Court may and separate writing (x) under Minn. Stat. decide against you and award the Plaintiff Bring your own bucket for popcorn & save! Everyday! 524.2-513 (“Will”), has been filed with everything asked for in the Complaint. If the registrar. The application has been you do not want to contest the claims 507-886-show(7469) granted. stated in the Complaint, you do not need Notice is also given that the Registrar to respond. A default judgment can has informally appointed Jessie M. King, then be entered against you for the relief whose address is 14433 County 102, requested in the Complaint. Spring Valley, MN 55975 as Personal 5. LEGAL ASSISTANCE. You may wish Representative of the estate of the above to get and legal help from a lawyer. If you do Bring your own bucket for popcorn save! decedent. Any heir, devisee or other internot have a lawyer, the Court Administrator ested person may be entitled to appointmay have information about places where ment as personal representative or may you can get legal assistance. Even if notice of application for object to the appointment of the personal you cannot get legal help, you must still livestock feedlot permit representative, and the personal repreprovide a written Answer to protect your Notice is herby given per Minnesota sentative is empowered to fully administer rights or you may lose the case. Statues, Chapter 116, that Wilson Hog the estate, including, after 30 days from 6. ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE Properties, LLC has made application to the date of the issuance of her letters, RESOLUTION. The parties may agree to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency the power to sell, encumber, lease or or be ordered to participate in an alternaor the County of Fillmore for a permit to distribute real estate, unless objections tive dispute resolution process under Rule expand a feedlot with a capacity of 500 thereto are filed with the Court (pursuant 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of animal units or more. to Section 524.3-607) and the Court othPractice. You must still send your written The existing feedlot is located in the erwise orders. response to the Complaint even if you South West Quarter of the Southeast Notice is further given that all crediexpect to use alternative means of resolvQuarter, T101N, R12W, of York Township, tors having claims against the said ing this dispute. Fillmore County, Minnesota. The existing estate are required to present the same 7. THIS LAWSUIT MAY AFFECT OR facility consists of 2,400 head of finishing to said personal representative or to the BRING INTO QUESTION TITLE TO REAL swine equaling 720 Animal Units. These Court Administrator within four months PROPERTY located in Fillmore County, animals are housed in three 41’ x 120’ after the date of this notice or said claims State of Minnesota, legally described as confinement buildings and one 41’ x 128’ will be barred. follows: See attached Legal Description. confinement building with below ground Dated: 2/03/12 The object of this action is to determine concrete pits. /s/ James D. Attwood that the defendants have no right, title, The proposed expansion will bring the Registrar estate, interest, or lien in or on the above facility up to 3,600 head of finishing swine. JAMES D. ATTWOOD described real estate. One new 41’ x 250’ confinement building Court Administrator NOTICE OF NO PERSONAL CLAIM. will be constructed adjacent to the existNo personal claim is made against any ing barns. The total animal unit capacity Kelly M. Wagner #0314031 of the defendants in the action above will be 1,080 animal units. Baudler, Baudler, Maus & Blahnik entitled. This publication shall constitute as 124 North Broadway Dated: April 2, 2012 notice to each resident and each owner PO Box 1268 MATTHEW J. OPAT, P.A. of real property within 5,000 feet of the Spring Valley, MN 55975 Matthew J. Opat perimeter of the proposed feedlot as (507) 346-7301 Fax: (507) 346-2537 Attorney for Plaintiff required by Minnesota State Law. Publish 23,30 P.O. Box 455 Published in the Fillmore County Journal Chatfield, MN 55923 Dated: April 23, 2012 Tel. No. 507-867-4080 Publish 23 Atty. Reg. No. 82636 LEGAL DESCRIPTION That part of the Northwest Quarter of county of fillmore quiet title the Northwest Quarter (NW ¼ NW ¼) of action Section 5, Township 102 North, Range Wanted: Cars, trucks, buses, and semi STATE OF MINNESOTA 10 West, Fillmore County, Minnesota, trailers, running or not. Serving SE MN COUNTY OF FILLMORE described as follows: and northern IA. Luke Junge, Preston, IN DISTRICT COURT Beginning at the Northwest corner of MN. Call 507-259-4556. w30tfn- o THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT said Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Court File No. 23-CV-12-236 Quarter; thence North 88 degrees 52 WANTED: Farm land to rent. 2012 and COUNTY OF FILLMORE, IN minutes 34 seconds East on an assumed beyond. References available. Call 207THE STATE OF MINNESOTA, PLAINTIFF, bearing along the North line of said 271-8411 or 507-202-9424. 2/6-4/23- x VS. Northwest Quarter of the Northwest GEORGE O. MURRAY, GEORGE MURRAY, Quarter for a distance of 1042.10 feet; Hunting land wanted to RENT! MARGARET MURRAY, MARGARET thence South 24 degrees 13 minutes 34 Willing to pay top $$$. No tract too large S. MURRAY, WILLIAM G. MURRAY, seconds West for a distance of 408.32 or small. I pay for insurance. Call Pat 952KATHLEEN MURRAY, KATHLEEN PRATT, feet to the centerline of Trunk Highway No. KATHY PRATT, JESSIE V. BONN, ESTATE 492-5540. f2/6-4/23- x 52; thence Northwesterly for a distance OF JESSIE V. BONN, ETHEL L. REUBER, of 481.65 feet along said centerline and ETHEL LEE REUBER ALLISON, ETHEL Wanted: Crop land and/or pasture to along a non-tangential curve, concave L. ALLISON, ETHEL REUBER ALLISON, rent for upcoming season. Call 507-421Southwesterly, having a radius of 1527.92 JOHN H. ALLISON, J.H. ALLISON, 7320. w3/5-4/23- x feet, a central angle of 18 degrees 03 HAROLD E. REUBER, HELEN E. REUBER, minutes 42 seconds, a chord bearing of CHARLES H. BONN, CHARLES L. BONN, SCENIC VALLEY WINERY - Will be North 74 degrees 19 minutes 28 seconds MARY H. REUBER, JOSH REUBER. buying rhubarb when ready. Call for info West and a chord distance of 479.66 feet; ALSO, ALL OTHER PERSONS UNKNOWN 507-467-2959. w16,23- o thence North 83° degrees 21 minutes 19 CLAIMING ANY RIGHT, TITLE, ESTATE, seconds West, tangent to said curve, for a INTEREST, OR LIEN IN THE REAL ESTATE ANTIQUES WANTED: MUSICAL distance of 412.24 feet to the West line of DESCRIBED IN THE COMPLAINT HEREIN, INSTRUMENTS, CAMERAS, said Northwest Quarter of the Northwest INCLUDING THE HEIRS AT LAW AND PHOTOGRAPHS & ALBUMS Quarter; thence North 01 degrees 00 minLEGATEES AND DEVISEES OF ANY OF ADVERTISING SIGNS PRE 1960 utes 05 seconds West along said West line THE FOREGOING DEFENDANTS WHO POSTCARDS (written on OK), Books, for a distance of 174.65 feet to the Point of ARE DECEASED, Magazines, Anything Paper, LICENSE Beginning containing 5.66 acres, more or DEFENDANTS. PLATES, TOKENS, CIVIL WAR & WWI less. SUMMONS & WWII & VIETNAM PHOTOGRAPHS EXCEPTING THEREFROM THE THIS SUMMONS IS DIRECTED TO THE & WAR ITEMS, POCKET WATCHES, FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PARCEL: ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS. That part of the Northwest Quarter Marbles, GOLD & SILVER Coins, 1. YOU ARE BEING SUED. The of the Northwest Quarter of Section 5, Hunting & Fishing, Railroad, Outboard Plaintiff has started a lawsuit against you. Township 102 North, Range 10 West, Motors, Toys, Guns, Knives, Crocks, The original Plaintiff’s Complaint is on shown as Parcel 75 on Minnesota Peddle Cars & Tractors, Jewelry, file at the office of the Court Administrator Department of Transportation Right of Car Parts, Weather Vanes, Old Tools. of the above named Court. Do not throw Way Plat Numbered 23-65 as the same COUNTRYSIDE ANTIQUES 1 piece or these papers away. They are official is on file and of record in the office of Complete Estates, 41 Years Buying. 507papers that affect your rights. You must the County Recorder in and for Fillmore 402-0880. w2,9,16,23,30,7- x respond to this lawsuit even though it County, Minnesota. may not yet be filed with the Court and Publish 23,30,7 WANTED: Used musical instruments. there may be no court file number on this Any condition considered. Call 319-610Summons. 5057 or 507-765-3390. w23,30- o 2. YOU MUST REPLY WITHIN 20 special forestville township DAYS TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS. Printed with Soy ink zoning and planning meeting WANTED: Instrumentalists for Stewartville You must give or mail to the person who The Zoning & Planning committee of Community Band. Rehearsals on Tuesdays signed this Summons a written response Forestville Township will hold a special at 7pm beginning May 1 at Stewartville called an Answer within 20 days of the meeting on May 2, 2012 at 7pm at the High School. For more info call 282-0815 date on which you received this Summons. Town Hall. Purpose of this meeting is to or 533-8267. w23- o You must send a copy of your Answer to consider a new feedlot at the Heusinkveld the person who signed this Summons farm on CR 5. PRINTED WITH located at the following address: Connie Morger Matthew J. Opat, P.A. Clerk Attorney at Law Publish 23,30 PO Box 455 . Printed on recycled paper







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PUBLIC NOTICES STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF FILLMORE IN DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE COURT DIVISION Court File No. 23-PR-12-254 In Re: Estate of Wesley Delmar Loots Decedent NOTICE OF ORDER FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS It is Ordered and Notice is given that on May 22, 2012, at 1:00 p.m., a hearing will be held in this court at Preston, Minnesota, on a petition for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the decedent’s Will dated December 7, 2009, and for the appointment of Sherrie Spicer, whose address is 58112 Highway 63, Zumbro Falls, MN 55991 as personal representative of the decedent’s estate in an unsupervised administration. 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 personal representative will be appointed with the full power to administer the decedent’s estate. Notice is further given that all creditors having claims against the said estate are required to present the same to said personal representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this notice or said claims will be barred. Dated: April 18, 2012 By the Court Robert R. Benson Judge of District Court JAMES D. ATTWOOD Court Administrator By: /s/ Lynn Benson Deputy Attorney for Personal Representative Travis M. Ohly Ohly Law Office 1850 North Broadway Rochester, MN License No. 0347176 Telephone: 507-289-4529 FAX: 507-289-0987 Email: Publish 23,30 ORDINANCE #204 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE #200 AN ORDINANCE REGULATING INOPERABLE VEHICLES, JUNK, FURNITURE, HOUSEHOLD FURNISHINGS AND APPLIANCES STORED ON PUBLIC OR PRIVATE PROPERTY The City Council of the City of Wykoff, Fillmore County, State of Minnesota does hereby amend Section 4 (b) to include the following: That Section 4(b) of Ordinance #200 of the City of Wykoff, Fillmore County, State of Minnesota, dated May 11, 2009, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows: (10). Stockpiling of small grains such as corn and soybeans within the city limits of Wykoff without written permission from the Wykoff City Council. That Section 9 of Ordinance #200 of the City of Wykoff, Fillmore County, State of Minnesota, dated May 11, 2009, be changed from petty misdemeanor to a 507-765-2151 misdemeanor with a maximum fine of 800-599-0481 $1,000. This Ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication. Passed by the City Council of the City of Wykoff, Fillmore County, State Call it in! of Minnesota this 11th day of October, 2010. 800-599-0481 (507 area code) Mike Holzer, Mayor Attest: Cheryl L. Davis, Clerk/Treasurer Publish 23

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