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JuliaClaire Repeat Boutique in Preston celebrates its first year By Jade Sexton

JuliaClaire Repeat Boutique will be celebrating one year in business, and these volunteers have been a big part of it. Left to right: standing, Darwin Smith, Nancy Gardner, Steve Schlick; seated, Jan Knutson, Janet Althouse, and Hallie Snyder. Not pictured: Carter Johnson, Payton Schwingle, Barb Barrett, Tim Knapp, Doug Johnson. Photo by Jade Sexton

Trish Keating opened up a consignment shop in Preston a year ago, and named it JuliaClaire Repeat Boutique, after her two granddaughters. She had dreamed of owning her own shop for years, and worked hard to make that dream come true. “It’s hard to believe how fast this year has gone,” stated Keating. The year has been a busy one for Keating, and many things have changed with the store. When it first opened there were 34 consignors. There are currently 267. Keating has had to expand the store twice to accommodate the increase in merchandise. The increase in inventory also means a greater selection for shoppers. In the beginning, there were a few women’s blouses to choose from, and now there are many more. There

Veterans Cemetery CUP approved By K aren R eisner

The Planning Commission considered and approved two different Conditional Use Permits (CUP) at their March 28 meeting. This was the first Planning Commission meeting since November 2012. Gary Ruskell was elected chairman and Steve Duxbury was elected vice-chairman. The meetings will continue to be scheduled on the third Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

State Veterans Cemetery A very detailed application for a CUP was submitted by Stantec Consulting on behalf of Fillmore County. The proposed cemetery is to be located on what is now county owned property south of Preston northeast of the Fillmore County Recycling Center, behind the state shop. Donation of the land for this purpose by the county put them toward the top of the list of possible veterans cemetery sites. The 176 acre proposed cemetery site is located in Carrolton and Pres-




ton Townships. A small parcel is within the Preston city limits, but owned by the county. It was recently rezoned by the city to Agricultural Residential allowing it to be permitted as a cemetery. The purpose for building new veterans cemeteries is to provide reasonable access for veterans and their families. Reasonable access is defined as a cemetery option within a 75 mile radius for about 90 percent of the country’s veterans. The state provides initial fundSee PLANNING Page 13 

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were a small number of children’s shoes at first, and now there are dozens of shoes in all sizes and styles. And there is so much more than clothing available; there are many gift items, books, jewelry, and accessories as well. One thing that makes this boutique different from other consignment shops is the inclusion of work from local artisans. This feature allows artists from the area to showcase and sell their work, and has been very successful. When the shop opened, Keating had work from eight people; she now sells the work of 25 artists. There are photographs, metal art, wood art, jewelry, candles, and textiles. “We have a nice variety of art,” said Keating. Over the year, Keating has paid out more than $20,000 to consignors after selling their items in her store. “It’s like a treasure hunt,” Keating says of shopping at

her boutique. “You never know what you’re going to find!” Things will be changing even more in the near future for Keating and her shop. The building where she is currently located has been sold, and she recently purchased the building next to the Weber and Judd pharmacy in Preston. The new building means a lot more room, which means a lot more merchandise, and Keating is very excited for the change. Over the past year, Keating has developed a following of local shoppers, along with customers from all over the area. Keating has met people from Lanesboro, Harmony, Rochester, Eyota, Spring Valley, and Spring Grove, and many other towns. Keating has become very involved in the community since moving to Preston a year See JULIACLAIRE Page 3 

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Citizens lobby to require EIS for all industrial mines By K aren R eisner

The Fillmore County Board at their April 2 meeting heard from nearly a dozen citizens during the citizen input portion of their meeting. On April 23 the commissioners will make a decision on the Rein Quarry expansion. Commissioner Duane Bakke announced that Reilly Construction, operator for the Rein Quarry, had approved in a letter to let the decision making period be

extended to the twenty-third of April. The decision is whether or not to require a more intensive study, the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Citizens that addressed the board were lobbying and encouraging the board to require an EIS for the Rein expansion. Also, they would like to see a Rein Quarry expansion EIS included with the Minnesota Sands LLC study. The state Environmental Quality Board (EQB) on March See COUNTY BOARD Page 12 

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she had two people volunteering their time helping out at Continued from Page 1 the shop. She now has 13 volago. She is active on the Cham- unteers that help out with no ber of Commerce and excited pay, including two 13-year-old about the direction the town kids. is going. She sponsors the Kids “Volunteers have made all of Work for Wants Program, and this possible,” shared Keating. recently began her own Relay “I’m actually able to take a day for Life team to raise money off now and then.” for cancer research. Some Keating said she not only people donate their items to collects clothing, but she colthe shop instead of consign lects people as well. The volthem, and she donates those unteers, friends and customers proceeds to Relay for Life. She have been the best thing about has made donations to Grace owning the shop. Keating tells Place, Thrifty Threads, Fillmore of people who visit every day Central Schools, and various just to socialize, and people that help out just to be a part veterans’ organizations. “I really want to give back to of it and make a difference. the community,” said Keating. As for the future, Keating “I feel like it’s the only way a sees great things for the store community can work is if we and for the town she calls home, and she is very pleased to have all work together.” When Keating started out, come this far in her first year.

One Moment, Please... Promoting Fillmore County By Jason Sethre Publisher Fillmore County Journal & Olmsted County Journal Cell: 507-251-5297 As you may have noticed, r e c e n t l y, we invested in having our Fillmore County Journal van wrapped up at Kelly’s Printing & Jason Sethre Signs. On the van, you’ll notice images of the Fillmore County Journal newspaper, a laptop, tablet and a smartphone -- all ways in which you can access our newspaper. Along with those images, we have included all the towns where our newspaper gets delivered. Well, we’ve certainly attracted more attention than had ever anticipated. A few weeks ago, our company took a trip to Coon Rapids,

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Minn., to participate in the annual Minnesota Free Paper Association Sales Retreat. During a lunch break from this one-day event, I walked out to the van to pick up something I had forgotten. As I was opening the door to the van, two men walking toward their vehicles stopped in their middle of their conversation and asked me if I was from Fillmore County. How did they know? Oh yeah, there’s a big “Fillmore County Journal” logo on the side of this van. Of course, I told them I was from Fillmore County. “Oh, do you know where Preston is?” Of course, I knew where Preston was. “Yes, have you guys been down to Preston?” One of the men said, “Oh, yes, we have a good friend and high school classmate who lives down in Preston.” “Who is that,” I asked. “Do you know Steve Nelson?” the man said. “Oh, yes. Steve owns South Branch Outdoor Equipment up on the hill in Preston. He repairs mowers, snow blowers and all kinds of stuff.” “Yeah, we went to school together,” said the man. Both of the men had been down to Fillmore County and they said they loved visiting the area. The even referenced

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going to The Branding Iron. Then, about a week later, I was at the Thrivent Financial building in Northwest Rochester. While at their office, a man walked into the office and said, “Is that your van out in the parking lot?” “The Fillmore County Journal van?” I replied. “Yeah, that’s the one,” he said. “Yes it is,” I said. And, then he asked, “Do you know any Grabaus down in Wykoff?” “Of course. Which ones?” I replied. And, then he started rattling off a whole bunch of names, some I knew and some I didn’t. It’s been interesting to me how this all turned out. Our primary goal with getting the van wrapped with the Fillmore County Journal logo, images and list of towns, was to promote the Fillmore County Journal within Fillmore County. And, as it turns out, since our van travels upwards of 1,000 miles per week with all that we do for our deliveries, our newly wrapped van is actually promoting Fillmore County wherever we go. It’s like having a moving billboard. Again, I’d like to thank Kelly’s Printing & Signs for helping us to accomplish our goal, and ultimately for helping us to promote Fillmore County wherever we go. That was totally unexpected, but a bonus, nonetheless. Kwon Do classes taught by Jerry Bartley are held on Tuesday nights in Preston. They are actually held on Monday nights in Preston, and Thursday nights in Lanesboro.

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C ommentary Federal Spending By Karen Reisner The deadline for filing 2012 tax returns will soon be here. When filing your return do you question where your federal tax dollars go? According to the Office of Management and Budget in 2011 these dollars were spent as follows: 20 percent on Karen Reisner Defense and International Security Assistance, 20 percent on Social Security, 21 percent on Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), 13 percent on safety net programs, 6 percent on interest on the national debt, 7 percent on federal benefits for federal retirees and veterans, 3 percent on transportation and infrastructure, 2 percent on education, 2 percent on science and medical research, 1 percent on international aid including humanitarian aid, and 4 percent on ‘other’. Defense Defense eats up a high proportion of revenue. The United States spends more on defense than the next seventeen countries combined. The ultimate cost of war is the loss of lives and the devastating effect on the lives of those close to those who died or were permanently injured during their service. Beyond that, there is the fiscal cost incurred by the military before and during time of war and for decades there after. Expenses continue for the lifetimes of these veterans. They have certainly earned medical and disability services. The Los Angeles Times recently reported that the real cost of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars when Editorial Cartoon

decades of medical and disability expenses are included will be from $4 trillion to $6 trillion. ‘Boots on the ground’ war is especially costly both in lives and in dollars for generations. Federal benefits for federal retirees, federal elected officials, and military officers should be looked at carefully to keep them fair, but not unrealistic. These too are often an obligation for decades. Health The total Social Security dollars expended will continue to grow each year due to demographics and the fact that retirees are living longer. The retirement age could be raised and should be. More money could and should be collected for Social Security by raising the cap on employment or payroll taxes which is now at $113,700. One argument against raising the retirement age is the erosion of the ability of older workers to continue to do physically demanding jobs. Some people in physically demanding jobs may need to find less physically demanding employment or file for disability, in the event the retirement age is raised. These changes would be unpopular, but are needed to assure the viability of the program long term. Medicare expenses will explode in years to come if there are not structural adjustments to the program as more baby boomers utilize the benefits. Keeping all the promises made by the federal government over the past many decades is not realistic. Structural changes need to be made to address the long term inevitable costs or the program will collapse. More revenue alone is not a rational solution. Providers need to rein in waste, excess testing,

and unnecessary procedures and treatment regimens, in favor of providing efficient treatments for the best realistic outcome. According to PBS in 2010 the United States spent $8,233 per year per person on health care. This is two and one half times what the average of other developed countries spend ($3,268). We spend nearly 18 percent of the Gross National Product (GDP) on health care. Higher costs do not always translate into better outcomes. The United States has less physicians and hospital beds per person. We live an average of one year less than the average life expectancy of other developed countries. The bright spots where the United States leads are cancer and health care research and the survival rate for cancer patients. Why do we pay more for less in most cases? More unnecessary testing and treatments are prescribed. This may be at least in part due to the fear of litigation. Tests and treatment regimens cost more in the United States than in other developed countries. Other countries use a fee schedule. In our country the cost of a given test can vary wildly just from one provider to another in the same city. Administration costs are far higher in the United States. Hospital services cost more while they may include less. Medical and surgical services cost about 85 percent more. We don’t have better quality of care, just more expensive care. As a society we need to do better in preventing health issues which come from smoking, alcohol use, and obesity. Obesity rates are highest in the United States. We are on course for even worse obesity in the future as over a third of children in the United States are obese. Only Greece has a higher rate of obese children.

Interest Interest will surely increase as the deficit continues to balloon. Interest rates are low now and will likely increase. The only way to bring the growth of interest down is to reduce the debt. Yearly deficits are not going to be easy to reduce due to the defense budget, the obligations that we will have for decades to come for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, and the certain growth of the number of retirees eligible for Medicare and Social Security. Some new revenue will help, but in order to slow and turn around the growth of the country’s debt, structural reforms are necessary. The longer we wait, the more extreme the reforms will need to be. Entitlements need to be adjusted appropriately for the changing demographics. Transportation, Infrastructure, Education, and Science and Medical Research Spending in these areas is necessary for a prosperous future. Together, they only make up 7 percent of the total budget. If anything, we should spend more in these areas. The economy needs to grow at a healthy rate to bring in revenue. Investment in these areas will help the economy grow without adding to future built-in costs. Budget Both the House and Senate recently managed to pass a budget but the budgets are light-years apart. The House or “Ryan” budget has no added revenue and would not be acceptable to the Senate or the President as it stands. It makes reductions in future deficits by making “major” changes to entitlement programs and cuts in education. All spending reductions and no new revenue will likely slow the economy. The Senate budget, passed with

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no Republican votes, claims to protect the economic recovery, work on the deficit and debt, and keep the promises that have been made. Keeping all the promises made over the decades without some adjustments is not realistic. The Senate budget would be totally unacceptable to the House. It raises nearly $1 trillion in more revenue and has about the same dollar amount of reductions. It is highly unlikely that negotiation in a conference committee will manage to produce a budget that can go forward. Much of the budget is consumed by promised obligations made over the last many decades. These obligations were set into law when life expectancies were much shorter and when medical advances and associated costs were much less. The factors and numbers have changed but Congress has been unable to govern and make the structural changes to keep these long term programs viable. Social Security and Medicare are important services that need to be maintained and kept viable for future generations by making them workable with today’s and near future demographics and life expectancies. Both bodies did recently pass a continuing resolution which was signed by President Obama, which means they will just continue to operate using stopgap spending measures as has been done over and over again. Or, in other words, Congress will just continue digging the hole deeper and deeper.

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C ommentary Guest Commentary: Obama/Biden Gun Control By Jeff Erding, Wykoff, MN “ALL IN ALL, IT’S JUST ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL” [from THE WALL by Roger Waters of Pink Floyd, 1979] You may be sick of the gun control debate, and I sure don’t blame you. You may be thinking: “This guy is obsessed with guns. It’s all he ever writes about. Can’t he ever write about another aspect of the Jeff Erding Constitution?” Point well taken. I revere the entire Constitution. It’s just that right now, the debate is raging over the second amendment. And what’s with this “Brick in the Wall” thing? What does that have to do with “common sense gun control?” The answer is EVERYTHING. Please read on to find out. There are compelling arguments

Government this week • Monday, April 8, Whalan City Council meeting, 5:00pm, City Hall. • Monday, April 8, Houston City Council meeting, 7:30pm, City Hall. • Monday, April 8, Wykoff City Council meeting, 7:00pm, City Hall. • Monday, April 8, Chatfield City Council meeting, 7:00pm, City Hall. • Monday April 8, City of Rushford City Council meeting, 6:30pm, City Hall. • Monday, April 8, Spring Valley City Council meeting, 6:00pm, City Hall. • Tuesday, April 9, Fillmore County Commissioners, 9:00am, Courthouse. • Tuesday, April 9, Harmony City Council meeting, 7:00pm, City Hall. • Wednesday, April 10, Canton City Council meeting, 7:00pm, City Hall. • Wednesday, April 10, Mabel City Council meeting, 7:00pm, City Hall. • Wednesday, April 10, Peterson City Council meeting, 7:00pm, City Hall. • Monday, April 15, Preston City Council meeting, 6:00pm, Council Chambers. • Monday, April 15, Kingsland School Board meeting, 7:00pm. • Monday, April 15, RushfordPeterson School Board meeting, 6:30pm, Rushford Computer Room. • Monday, April 15, Chatfield School Board meeting, 7:00pm, HS Media Center. Schedule subject to change.

from citizens and politicians on both sides of the issue. Let’s take the main issues and analyze them carefully, leaving out emotions and hype and concentrating on facts and effectiveness. Only then can we understand the goals of the proposed legislation and decide if it deserves our support. 1] UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS. Good idea, right? I mean, we need to know who is buying guns. Who in their right mind could object to that? Let’s look at what the proposed legislation would do. [A] Accurately stated, background checks will never be universal. Criminals will ignore them and the MENTALLY ILL ARE NOT TO BE REPORTED ON THE DATABASE. Who is left? Law abiding citizens who will never use a gun illegally but will risk becoming a felon if they dare bequeath a family heirloom to a friend or family member without going through an onerous registration process. The proponents of the legislation are perfectly aware of this fact. Then what is the real purpose? REGISTRATION. Some people in government want to know, to the greatest possible extent, where every single gun is and who owns it. On the evening of the most recent presidential inauguration, Charles

Shumer admitted to MSNBC the goal is “universal registration” of “guns and gun owners.” When asked during a TV interview about the ultimate goal of the proposed legislation she has authored in the past, Diane Fienstein has stated “Regarding your guns, Mr. and Mrs. America, TURN THEM IN. Every one of them.” [B] Rest assured my friends; serial killers, murderers, violent and petty criminals of every sort will turn out in droves to support the proposed universal background checks and the politicians who are pushing them. If they pass as currently proposed, they will spell disaster to average law abiding citizens for obvious reasons. I have friends who laugh and call me paranoid. I tend to be persuaded by the sad reality of what has happened in England, Australia, Ireland, Jamaica, and yes in New York and California: REGISTRATION MEANS CONFISCATION. The ultimate goal of “ universal background checks” is to identify who has what guns and then take them. Don’t be fooled by any other explanation. According to Syracuse University, 76,000 firearm purchases were denied by the federal instant check system in 2010. Of these, the Obama Justice Department referred exactly 62 for prosecution and secured convic-

tions for 13!! That is the lowest in over 10 years and proves the feds have no commitment to keeping guns away from felons and mental patients. They are focused on deployment of a gun registration scheme now which will allow confiscation in the future … and convincing the public all they want is “background checks.” 2] BANNING ASSAULT WEAPONS AND “MASSIVE” MAGAZINES. Mr. Obama stated in Minneapolis last February, “ We should restore the ban on military style assault weapons” because “ weapons of war have no place on our streets.” [A] That argument can be made, but the so called assault weapons ban is not about those kinds of weapons. Military style automatic weapons have been outlawed for non-licensed civilians since 1936. Modern “ military style” firearms are no different in function and effectiveness than any common conventional firearm: in fact many are less powerful than common deer rifles or fowling guns. The proposed ban would outlaw firearms that have been designed and built for 125 years! [B] Massive magazines? The proposed laws would ban magazines of over 11 rounds: not all that massive. The Henry repeating rifle that became popular in the mid 1860’s held 17 rounds. [Custer would no doubt liked to have banned Sitting

Bull’s warriors from ownership of the Henry repeater.] [C] Even when including the wide range of so called “assault rifles” in the proposed ban, the percentage of murders attributed to them is less than 1 percent. In a recent interview on Capitol Hill, Vice President Joe Biden stated “Nothing we are going to do… is going to alter or eliminate the possibility of another mass shooting…” So why is a gun ban being pushed that even it’s most ardent proponents admit will not have any positive results? It will not protect our children or innocent citizens. It will not have any effect on criminals or the mentally impaired. It will do nothing to keep law abiding citizens safe and in fact will impose unfair and unconstitutional burdens upon them. Why? My fellow citizens, it is an opportunity to place “ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL.” It’s another step on the path which has been a goal for the proponents of gun control for decades… and that goal is a total ban on the private ownership of firearms. Law abiding citizens need to contact their legislators and tell them that any legislation restricting their 2nd amendment rights is unacceptable. While you’re at it, please add that mentally impaired people should generate a “hit” on the data base. That would be a positive thing.

We’d Be Better Off If The Parties Were Still Relevant By Lee H. Hamilton A few weeks ago, the Republican National Committee issued a 100-page report aimed at reviving the GOP after its poor showing in last November’s elections. It was remarkably blunt about the specifics of the party’s shortcomings -- its lack of inclusiveness, its hapless data initiatives, its poor grassroots organizing. What it did not take on, however, was an issue the RNC can do little about: the diminished influence, if not irrelevance, of both major parties in American politics. In the early years of my political career, the parties were pretty much the only game in town. If you wanted to be a candidate, there was no one else to turn to for help with building a campaign organization, finding volunteers, making contact with activists and donors, or creating a network of supporters. People could and did win elections without official party

support -- but not often, and not easily. The parties also registered voters, turned them out on Election Day, and provided much of the campaign funding. They not only articulated policy and kept the Lee Hamilton other party honest, but also served to forge a policy consensus among the disparate coalitions that made them up, striving to make themselves as inclusive as possible. All this is much less evident these days. At the very top, once the nomination is sewed up, presidential candidates run independently of the party. They have their own staffs, do their own fundraising, and build their own organizations. I’ll be stunned if we don’t see


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future presidents take a leaf from President Obama’s playbook and form their own grassroots organizations outside the party apparatus to pressure Washington lawmakers. The rise of increasingly influential outside players has done much the same thing for candidates lower down. They can now hire their own signature-gatherers for petitions, their own pollsters, their own consultants and specialists in virtually every aspect of modern campaigning. Scores of groups representing various factions within a party have emerged as significant players in the political process. The parties are simply outmatched in resources and organization. They’ve even lost control of campaign funding, as special interest groups with their own organizations -- the NRA, say, or the Club for Growth -- not only put money behind or against candidates, but also turn out voters on behalf of their favorite issues. The parties’ loss of influence is especially obvious when you look at primaries. Where party approval once was tantamount to nomination, today it’s anything but. In last year’s elections, any number of party-approved candidates were beaten by well-funded outside challengers. It’s one of the reasons that building consensus on Capitol Hill has become so difficult: with congressional districts drawn to favor one party or another, incumbents live in fear of taking a stance that might draw a challenger with special-interest backing. At the state and local level, party

organizations are finding it harder than ever to recruit volunteers interested in building the party itself, rather than in promoting a favored cause by trying to take over its apparatus. Where volunteers once put in many hours licking stamps, walking the streets to identify and register voters, or getting people to the polls, today far fewer people feel they can justify the time unless it’s on behalf of a particular candidate or issue. Obviously, the parties are not entirely out of the game. Some roles only a national party can play, as with the presidential nominating process. But where they once were able to exert control, now they can at best hope for a bit of influence. I favor strengthening the role of political parties in our system. They once played a central role in identifying candidates, articulating ideas and positions, and identifying talent for government; today, those jobs often are not performed at all. Robust political parties might even help break the impasse in Washington. They used to bring a wide array of Americans together under one banner, and pressed their members to learn how to build consensus on behalf of a larger cause. This was a skill that carried over to Capitol Hill. Independence from the party may be a fine thing for self-expression, but it carries a cost to the country. Lee Hamilton is Director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 34 years.

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Obituaries Margaret “Peg” Hansen Margaret Hansen, age 88 of Harmony, Minnesota died Sunday, March 31, 2013 at the Lighthouse of Columbia Heights Assisted Living in Columbia Heights, Minnesota. Ma rgaret was born April 20, 1924 at Preston, M i n n e s o t a Margaret “Peg” to Clarence Hansen and Nettie (Sorum) Larson. She married Gordon Hansen Sr. She and her husband owned and operated a shoe and clothing store in Richland, Washington. Their son, Gorden, helped them during his summers while he was in the Seminary, later son Jim joined them in the business. In 1996, she and her husband moved to Harmony for their retirement. Margaret is survived by 2 sons, Jim, and Gordon (Nancy) and one grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband Gordon Sr. and daughter-in-law, Laura. Funeral Services were held Thursday, April 4, 2013 at the Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony with Pastor Betsy Dartt officiating. Interment followed in Union Prairie Cemetery.

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Charles M. Kimber Charles M. Kimber, age 87, of Canton, Minnesota, and formerly of the Burr Oak, Iowa area, died Saturday, March 30, 2013 at his home. Charles Milo Kimber was born on September 6, 1925 to Elmer and Alice (Bolson) Kimber in Winneshiek County, Iowa. Charles (Chuck) grew up in the Burr Oak area, graduating from Canton High School in 1945. Chuck married Alice Muchow December 22, 1954. They raised 6 children together, sharing their values and love of the land, fishing and importance of the simple things in life. If it could be fixed, Chuck would find a way, nothing was wasted. Chuck and Alice farmed together near Burr Oak until retiring, eventually moving to Canton. He continued to fish and “putter” as long as his health would permit, preferring to be outside rather than in. Many evenings and family gatherings included playing cards and laughing with family and friends. He spent hours reading, watching PBS and listening to Nascar on the radio. Chuck is survived by his wife Alice, and children Debra Douglas, Flower Mound, TX; Barb (Brad) Kerns, Canton; MN, Loren Kimber, Waukon, IA; Steve (Jean) Kimber, Cresco, IA; Al Kimber, Wichita, KS; and Linda Kimber, Rochester, MN; 15 grandchildren; as well as 21

great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and only brother, Irvin Kimber. Funeral services were Thursday, April 4th at the Burr Oak Lutheran Church in Burr Oak with the Rev. Matt Larson officiating. Burial was in the Burr Oak Cemetery. Harry Arthur Manning Harry Arthur Manning passed away on March 28, 2013; this thoughtful and loving man is sorely missed by his family and friends. Age 72, Harry died at the Zablocki V.A. Medical Center in Milwaukee due to complications Harry Arthur Manning related to ALS, which he was diagnosed with in late December. True to his nature, he faced the disease with quiet courage. The medical center’s nurses, physicians and other staff provided extraordinary care and support during his stay. He is survived by Mary, his loving and spirited wife of nearly 50 years. He is also survived by daughter Wendy (Dan Wiegmann) Manning, of Bowling Green, Ohio, and son John (Andrea) Steiner-Manning, of St. Paul, Minn.; two granddaughters; sister Lorraine Duffy of

Call the FCJ at 507-765-2151 to advertise or offer news tips! Charles City, Iowa; and other relatives. A resident of Mt. Pleasant, Minn. and Racine, Minn. for decades, Harry was born in Decorah, Iowa on Nov. 29, 1940. He was the son of the late Arthur and Hilda (Née: Roberts) Manning, who farmed near Kendalville, Iowa. After graduating from high school in Harmony, Minn., Harry served in the U.S. Army between 1959 and 1962; he was stationed in Korea where he worked in intelligence. Back in the States, he met and married Mary Moe in 1963 and went on to complete his B.A. from Iowa State University. After moving to the Chicago area and then to Racine to work for Walker Manufacturing, he completed his M.B.A. from UW-Milwaukee. His marketing career with Walker spanned more than 30 years and included a five-year posting with his family in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He also worked as a consultant and adjunct faculty member. Upon retirement, Harry became deeply involved in racing sports cars. With support from his wife and friends, he raced at tracks across the Midwest up until last summer. He won many races and ranked among the top in the region. Other hobbies included travel, gardening and flying four-seater airplanes. His community involvement included steadfast support for Cove-

nant Presbyterian Church as well as service since 2008 as a Mt. Pleasant trustee. In recent years he cherished time spent with his granddaughters, who appreciate how much he has loved them and helped them grow. A memorial service celebrating Harry’s life was held at Covenant Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, April 2 with Rev. Victoria Millar and Rev. Melanie Hammond Clark co-officiating. His remains will be interred in Burr Oak, Iowa at a later date. Delores Mary McBroom Delores Mary McBroom, 90, of Chatfield, Minn. died Sunday, March 31, 2013, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield where she had lived for four and a half years. Delores Mary Lynch was born August 17, 1922, in Chatfield, to Daniel E. and Claire H. (Manahan) Lynch. She graduated from Chatfield High School in 1940. On Nov 8, 1948, she was united in marriage to William ‘Bill” D. McBroom in Chatfield. Delores was a stay-at-home mom, and homemaker. Bill passed away June 28, 1996. Delores was a member of St. Teresa Division, and St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chatfield. She enjoyed bingo, her grandkids, soaps and game shows. Delores is survived by four sons, Larry of Rochester, Minn.; See OBITUARIES Page 7 

Fillmore County Church Directory Fillmore County Journal • Preston MN 507.765.2151 VBC Video • Preston MN 507.765.2704 Visit Bluff Country • Preston MN 507.765.2151 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, Chatfield, MN 55923 (507) 867- 4686 Canton-Scotland Presby terian 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, Chatfield, MN 55923 (507) 867- 4721 Chatf ield United Methodist Christ…………………Sundays - 9:30am 124 Winona St SE, Chatfield, 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 NW, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765 -2161 Christian Science Services.…………………………Sundays - 10:00am Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-2251 Elstad Lutheran Church...……………………………Sundays - 10:30am 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, Wykoff, 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 Chatfield Ave NW, 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 - 10:00am 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

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Olmsted County Journal • Rochester MN 507.288.5201 Daytripper • Rochester MN 507.288.5201 Studio-A-Photography • Preston MN 507.251.6372 Rushford Lutheran Church …………………Sun. - 9:00am & 5:30pm 101 S Mill St., Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-7152 Saetersdal Lutheran Church.……………………………Sundays - 9am 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 NW # 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, Wykoff, MN 55990 (507) 352-2296 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, Chatfield, MN 55923 (507) 867-3148 St Matthews Episcopal Church..……………………Sundays - 9:30am 100 Fillmore St SE, Chatfield, 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. (1 & 2) - 10:30am & (3 & 4) - 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, Chatfield, 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 - 10:00am 110 S Mill St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-7211 Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church………………Sundays - 8:30am 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, Wykoff, 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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Mark (Sheila), John (Marlys), both of Chatfield; and Stephen (Joann) of Queen Creek, Ariz.; two daughters, Linda (John) Little of Medford; and Toot Urban of Chatfield; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Helen Burk of Chatfield. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers and two sisters. A funeral service was held Saturday, April 6, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chatfield, with Father Patrick Arens officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Chatfield. Bernard ‘Bernie’ William Musty Bernard ‘Bernie’ William Musty, 91, of Chatfield, Minn. died April 2, 2013, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield. Bernie was born July 28, 1921, in Mazeppa, Minn. to Hubert

and Elizabeth (Hinds) Musty. He attended school through the 8th grade. On Sept. 26, 1945, he married Dorthelda Meyer in Mazeppa. Bernie worked for several farmers in the Mazeppa and Zumbro Falls, Minn. area. The couple moved to Chatfield in 1951. Bernie worked for the Minnesota Highway Department, where he was a maintenance worker. After retirement he worked for Griffin Construction for several years. He was a member of the Eagles Club, the highway union, and St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chatfield. He loved to do yard work, garden; his produce was shared with many. He and Dorthelda wintered in Florida where they made many new friends. Bernie especially loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Dorthelda of Chatfield; one daughter, Louise (Ray)

Monday, April 8, 2013 McCready of Cherry Grove, Minn.; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; seven greatgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, James and Michael; two brothers; and one sister. A funeral service was held Friday, April 5, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chatfield, with Father Patrick Arens officiating. Burial was in Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Mazeppa. Lewis “Louie” Joseph Roessler Lewis (Louie) Joseph Roessler, 94, of Rochester, Minn. died Saturday, March 30th at Golden Living Center East in Rochester, where he had resided for the past month. He was born March 12, 1919, in Rochester, son of Louis William and Anna Josephine (Solum) Roessler. He attended Rochester Central High School, where he was captain of the gymnastics team, graduating in 1937. He and several classmates continued to meet for lunch for many years following their 50th reunion. Louie served in the Minnesota National Guard from 1938 to 1942, when he enlisted in the US Army Air Corps as a pilot cadet. He served in the military until 1945. On November 14th, 1942, he married Dolores Dornack of Rochester, in Santa Ana, California. The couple returned to Rochester in 1945, where they resided for the rest of their 70 years of marriage. Louie was a member of Plumber’s Union Local #6 and worked as a plumber for 45 years in the Rochester area. He was employed by Sanitary Plumbing, Rochester Plumbing and Heating, and Himec. Many of his jobs were located at the Mayo Clinic. He was a life-long member of Homestead United Methodist church, serving as usher and involved in many other church activities. He enjoyed fishing, carpentry, and all types of music. He was a favorite uncle to many nieces and nephews, and was dearly loved by his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Louie was preceded in death by seven siblings. He is survived by his wife, Dolores and a son, Steven (Janene) of Preston, MN; two grand-daughters, and four

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great grand-daughters. Memorials are suggested to Homestead United Methodist Church or to a charity of choice. Robert Henry Siegel Robert Henry Siegel, 91, of Chatfield, Minn., died Tuesday March 26, 2013, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Robert was born Oct. 12, 1921, in Chatfield, to Hugo W. and Clara Mae (Henry) Siegel. He graduated from Chatfield High School in 1939, and graduated from St. Olaf College in 1943, after completing the ROTC training. He played varsity baseball in college as a pitcher. Robert joined the Marine Corp officer training and became a captain. He served in the South Pacific during World War II. He married Virginia Potter Siegel on Dec. 24, 1943. They were married for 67 years. They lived in Chatfield, Rapid City, S.D. and Blaine, Minn. They returned to Chatfield when Robert retired from Hardy Salt Corporation as a regional sales manager. He had previously worked for Rochester Dairy and National Butter. Robert was a very long term active member of the Chatfield United Methodist Church and the Gideons International. He was a member of the church choir and the Chatfield American Legion. He was a very good golfer and worked to create the Chatfield golf course. He loved to garden and especially enjoyed rose gardening. He liked watching the Twins play baseball. He is survived by his four sons, Bill (Claudia) of Rio Rancho, N.M.; Jim (Marcia) of Austin, Minn; Jon (Jane) of Bothell, Wash.; and Tom of Jacksonville, Fla.; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betty (Dr. Robert) Campion of Lake City, Minn. He was preceeded in death by his wife, parents and a sister. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 2 at the Chatfield

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United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Debra Jen Collum officiating. Military rites were performed by the Chatfield American Legion, Post #6913. Burial will be at a later date in the Chatfield Cemetery. Leora Luella Wiemerslage Leora Luella Wiemerslage, age 85, of Mabel, Minn. formerly of Allamakee County, Iowa died Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at Harmony Healthcare, Harmony, Minn. Leora was born March 1, 1928 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin to Herman and Minnie (Trebain) King. She was raised in a log cabin in the New Albin and Dorchester, Iowa areas. In 1944 she married Arden Frederick Wiemerslage in Eitzen, Minnesota. Eight children were born to this union. In 1951 the couple moved to and farmed in the Ogema, Minnesota area. Arden later passed away in 1974. Leora moved to Mabel in 1986 and has resided there until a short time ago. She enjoyed animals, music, and her family. Leora is survived by eight children Darlene (Doug) Meyer, Joyce Groth, Sharon Dee, Barbara Christensen, Bruce Wiemerslage, Jimmie Wiemerslage, Shirley (Steve) Koshatka, and Lorri (Dean) Peterson; fourteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; a sister Ruth Hemeseth and many nieces and nephews. Leora was preceded in death by her husband Arden; parents Herman and Minnie; sister and brother–in-law Evelyn and Alfred Shefelbine; brother and sister-in-law Arnold and Rachel King; grandsons Arnold Christensen and Harold Dee; and sonin-laws David Dee and Dennis Groth. A Celebration of Life for family and friends was held Friday, March 29 at the Mabel First Lutheran Church in Mabel. Burial will be at a later date.

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(Assisted greatly by Bill Bentson’s Three Rivers Conference Stats) By Paul Trende 1st Team Kole Ruud (5’11” junior G, Lanesboro) Of the Burros three big-scorers (Peterson, Rogers), Ruud was the best, the most difficult to defend. He could do it from deep (68 made 3-pointers at a 40% clip), Kole Ruud beat his guy off the dribble and make tough shots in the lane, or get fouled and make a living at the line (76% FT shooter). And that’s why he was the SEC Player of the Year. Averaged just over 22 points per game, which was top three in the SEC. Also averaged 3.4 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 2.4 steals. Scored a season-high 40 (9 three-pointers) against long and athletic 3-Rivers foe LewistonAltura. Went over 30 points in a game four times; three came in the final five contests where Kole averaged 31.0 PPG. Went over 20 points in a game 18 times and only once didn’t get to 10. A scorer-de-jour. Helped lead Lanesboro to second place finish in the SEC and a Sub-Section 1A runner-up. All-SEC. Cole Kingsley (5’11” sophomore G, Rushford-Peterson): When you are the starting PG,

on a team that ties for the conference title, goes 28-4, and takes third at state, and you are a threat to notch 10 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, and/or Cole Kingsley 10 steals in a game; you’re something special. On a team of skilled and poised basketball players, Kingsley was probably the best amalgamation of skill, poise, and athleticism. Cole led the Trojans in scoring (10.7 per game), assists (4.8 per game), and steals (3.1 per game). The later two were first and second in the 3-Rivers conference respectively. Kingsley also snared 3.8 rebounds per game. He shot 55.8% from the field (3rd in the 3-Rivers), and 38.5% from beyond the 3-point arc (5th in the 3-Rivers). Cole was smoothrunning efficient engine that drove the R-P machine. 3-Rivers All-Conference J a y m e LaPlante (6’3” junior F, Chatfield): The phrases unstoppable and man-child come to mind when discussing LaPlante. Jayme LaPlante

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It just took the Gophers roughly half the year to start focusing their offense on the super-athletic 6’3” 215-pounder. Once they did, their team record improved resultantly (6-7 in first 13 games, 9-5 over last 14). Jayme led the 3-Rivers conference in FG percentage at 61.7 (hence unstoppable). He was second on his team in scoring (10.8 PPG) and rebounding (6.2 RPG) while also averaging 1.4 steals per game. Over the last half of the year (14 games), he only failed to reach double figures once while scoring a season high 22 points in big wins over R-P and St. Charles. 3-Rivers All-Conference. Erik Peterson (5’8” senior G, Lanesboro): Didn’t have the varied offensive game as Ruud, but didn’t necessarily need to ‘branch out’. His range was anywhere he could see the 3-point line in Erik Peterson front of him. Peterson led the SEC with 71 made trifectas (at a 40% clip). He averaged 15.3 points, 4.2 assists, 3.0 rebounds, and 2.2 steals per game. Dropped a season-high 29 on Spring Grove in their second regular season meeting, making 9 of 12 3-pointers; leading the Burros to a key SEC victory. Scored in double figures 22 times in 27 games. Went out playing hard; scored 46 points and grabbed 18 rebounds (he’s 5’8” remember) combined in his last two high school games versus Spring Grove (Sub-Section semis) and R-P (Sub-Section final). Helped lead Lanesboro to a Sub-Section 1A runner-up. All-SEC. Dan Gatzke (6’3” senior F, Fillmore Central): The Falcons end-season record wasn’t impressive (7-21). That can’t be put on Gatzke. Dan led FC in scoring (13.6 per game) and rebounding (9.3 per game). Both were top 5 in Dan Gatzke the 3-Rivers conference. He also made 56.3% of his shots, which was #2 in the conference (minimum 50 attempts). Could’ve

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done more, scoring-wise, if he would’ve shot a little better at the FT line (54 of 113, 48%). Scored in double figures 22 times in 28 games (scored 8 or 9 five of the other six games). Gatzke’s size, athleticism, and strength made him difficult to defend. The Falcons as a team may have been out-manned most nights, but Gatzke rarely was. 3-Rivers AC HM. 2nd Team Nate Skare (6’1” junior G, Chatfield): Led the Gophers in scoring for a second consecutive year (12.7 per game). Was again one of the 3-Rivers conference’s most feared 3-point shooters, connecting on a team leading 56 long-range shots (the second most in the 3-Rivers conference). Also averaged 4.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.5 steals per game. 3-Rivers All-Conference Luke Rogers (6’1” junior G/F, Lanesboro): Probably the ‘glue’ guy of Lanesboro’s big three, Rogers’ overall versatility was key to Lanesboro’s successful season. Averaged 18.6 points, 7.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 1.4 steals per game while making 39% of his 3-pointers and 77% of his FT’s. Led the Burros with 7 double-doubles. His 56 made 3-pointers was 4th most in the SEC. It gave the Burros three of the top four long-range assassins in the SEC. All-SEC. Charlie Krambeer (6’0” sophomore G, Rushford-Peterson): His on-court play may not have been as diversified as other teammates not on this list (O’Hare, Hauge, Thompson), but make no mistake, Krambeer was as much a go-to-guy offensively, as any other Trojan player. Coach Vix routinely set up plays for Krambeer to get open looks from three, and Charlie routinely knocked them down. He hit six three’s in a game four times. Of his 89 made FG’s, 85 were from deep (212 of 224 total attempts were from deep). The attempts and makes both, by far, led

the 3-Rivers, as did his 3-point shooting percentage (40.9). He hit at least one trifecta in all but three games, and ended the year doing so in 18 consecutive contests (hit multiple trifectas 16 times). All that, despite the fact he didn’t play full varsity minutes until the second half of the season. He was a big-time offensive difference-maker for R-P. 3-Rivers AC HM. Nick Powell (6’2” junior F, Fillmore Central): Teamed with Gatzke to form one of the most impressive athletic scoringrebounding duos in the 3-Rivers conference. Powell was second on the Falcons in each category (13.2 PPG, 8.2 RPG), behind Gatzke. Both were top 10 in the 3-Rivers. Led the Falcons with 32 3-pointers made at a 33% clip; could rise up at any time. 3-Rivers AC HM. Marshall Oeltjen (6’1” senior F, Kingsland): If there was one Knight who was steady across the board, it was Oeltjen. The only returning Kingsland player to see much varsity action in 20112012, Marshall showed it in 2012-2013. He led the Knights in scoring (9.6 per), rebounding (6.8 per) while hitting 71.3% of his FT’s (2nd on the team). Typically displayed on court poise and toughness. Others Worth Mentioning Austin O’Hare (6’3” junior G/F, Rushford-Peterson): Averaged 10.2 points (2nd on team), 3.7 rebounds, 1.9 steals, and 1.7 assists per game; ‘Spiderman’ O’Hare was quite precise from everywhere (47.7 FG%, 39% 3-point %, 77.6 FT %). Tied for third most three’s made in the 3-Rivers. 3-Rivers AllConference Jorli Hauge (6’4” junior F, Rushford-Peterson): Averaged 9.2 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.3 steals, and 2.2 assists, shot 48% from the field and 70% from the FT line. Ability to rebound and See SPORTS Page 11 

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handle the ball (for a big-man) were keys to the Trojans’ success. One of R-P’s steady, poised, disciplined basketball players. 3-Rivers All-Conference Noah Manning (6’0” junior G, Mabel-Canton): Averaged 10.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 2.1 steals per game for the Cougars. Came close to registering a triple double on a couple of occasions (18 pts, 14 rebs, 7 assists at Houston; 10 pts, 12 rebs, 8 assists at Hope Lutheran). He was M-C’s most versatile, most complete player. All-SEC.

Jake Neis (5’9” junior G, Chatfield): Was second to Kingsley in the 3-Rivers with 4.75 assists per game. Also averaged 8 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.8 steals per game. His 29 points versus Southland was the most by any Gopher in 2012-2013. 3-Rivers AC HM. Seth Thompson (6’1” junior G, Rushford-Peterson): Another one of the Trojans’ steady, poised, and disciplined basketball players, Thompson finished the season averaging 8.3 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.2 steals, and 2.6 assists per game, but was huge in the play-offs with his three best games (29, 19, and 20) of the season. All state Class A Tourna-

ment team. 3-Rivers AC HM. Alex Vix (5’10” sophomore G, Rushford-Peterson): Averaged 7.1 PPG, 2 SPG. 3-Rivers AC HM. Justin Ward (5’10” junior F, Mabel-Canton): Averaged 11.9 PPG. SEC AC HM. Isaac Freese (6’2” senior F/C, Lanesboro): Was second in SEC with 9.0 RPG. SEC AC HM. 3-Rivers Wrestling All-Conference Chatfield > Jared Goldsmith (sophomore, 106); Hank Friederichs (junior, 120); A.J. Riley (junior, 126); Harvey Friederichs (junior, 132); Alex Haffner (junior, 138); Ryan Meeker (sophomore, 145); Cody Bly

(170, junior); Justin Viss (195, senior). FCLMC > Niko Anderson (170, junior) GMLOK > Blake Olson (132, sophomore); Lucas Roe (152, senior); Wyatt Richardson (182, sophomore), Blake Benson (195, 8th grader). LARP > Tucker Speltz (152, senior); Jordan Theede (160, junior); Nick Hoff (170, junior); Greg Johnson (182, senior); Evan Bain (285, senior). Track and Field 03-25 > Lewiston-Altura Early Bird Indoor Meet at St. Mary’s (Kingsland and LFCMC’s girls competed, Kingsland, LFCMC, and Chatfield’s boys competed

(no team scoring). On the girl’s side, Kingsland’s Lacey Schwartz (1st 55-meters, 4th 200-meters) and Marissa Bornholdt (3rd 55-meters, 3rd Pole Vault) stood out. LFCMC’s 4x400 and 4x800 teams took 1st and 2nd. On the boy’s side of things, Kingsland’s DeAngilo Funches (2nd 400-meters, 2nd Long Jump. 3rd 55-meters) and Chatfield’s Jayme LaPlante (1st Shot Put, 2nd 200-meters, 6th 55-meters) stood out. Chris Collett (LFCMC) won the 800-meters. LFCMC’s 4x400 team took 1st, their 1,600 sprint medley squad 2nd. Alex Haffner (CHAT) took 2nd at the 55-meter hurdles. The Gopher 4x800 team took 2nd).

Minnesota State High School Rep. Davids continues fight for Mayo Clinic’s Clay Target League announces Destination Medical Center ST. PAUL, MN - One of but is doing nothing behind the and several of her DFL col114 trap teams leagues are likely to oppose the the top priorities of the 2013 scenes to get it done.”

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN The Minnesota State High School Clay Target League (MSHSCTL) announced that 114 high school teams representing 195 schools and 3,400 student athletes are participating in the 2013 spring season. Led by the support of their schools and hundreds of volunteer coaches, thousands of student athletes will be trapshooting weekly in April and May at shooting ranges throughout Minnesota. “This is the fifth consecutive year that the league has doubled in teams, schools and athlete numbers,” said Jim Sable, Executive Director of the MSHSCTL. “In 2012, there were 57 teams and 1,500 student athletes participating. With this kind of growth, trapshooting continues to be Minnesota’s fastest growing high school sport.” MSHSCTL’s program attracts student athletes to participate in shooting sports while creating a “virtual” competition among high schools throughout Minnesota. Shooting practices and competition are conducted at a shooting range near the school’s location. A true team scoring system is used in three shooting performance categories – top score, top 50 percent performer’s average score and overall team average score. The number of athletes on a team are used to define the conferences that teams compete within. Scores are submitted and

compared with other school’s performances to determine the earned points for a team and then posted on the League’s website. The season culminates with the State Tournament at Alexandria Shooting Park in Alexandria, Minnesota on June 7-9, 2013 where individual and team champions will be determined and recognized. On December 6, 2012, the Minnesota State High School League approved a presenting partner state tournament with the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League for June 2014. “Trapshooting will be recognized as a sport like all other high school sports,” Sable said, “thus making Minnesota the first state high school athletic association in America to host a sanctioned high school trapshooting state tournament.” The Minnesota State High School Clay Target League is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and the independent provider of shooting sports as an extra curricular coed activity to high schools for students in grades six through 12 who have earned their Firearms Safety Certification. The Minnesota State High School Clay Target League has three priorities – safety, fun and marksmanship – in that order. For more information about the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League, visit

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legislative session, according to State Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston) is creating jobs for unemployed Minnesotans. A proposal that would help build a Destination Medical Center for the Mayo Clinic, and create 40,000 jobs, is arguably the biggest jobs bill before the legislature this year. Yet Davids said there are two things standing in the way of this progress: a skeptical Democratic leadership team in the Minnesota House and a timid Governor Dayton. “Despite the fact the Mayo’s plan has bipartisan support, Democratic leadership is becoming a roadblock to this proposal and Governor Dayton seems content to just stand on the sidelines and watch the action,” Davids said. “Right now we need a governor that will come in and twist some arms and tell members of his party to get in line because Mayo’s proposal is critical. Instead he’s content to tell the press he wants the plan

Mayo Clinic plans to invest more than $3 billion of Mayo private capital in Minnesota to expand the needed buildings and facilities throughout Rochester. This plan will require about $2.1 billion in additional private investments to support patient/ visitor and employee demand for more lodging, housing, retail, hospitality, recreation and other enhancements. No state dollars would be dedicated to the Mayo Clinic. Davids said the Destination Medical Center plan represents one of the largest economic development initiatives in the country and will deliver significant benefits to Minnesota, including thousands of new jobs and billions in new tax revenues. The proposal is currently being heard in the Minnesota House Taxes Committee, where Davids is the Republican Lead. He added that the Democratic chairwoman of the committee

plan, meaning it could die in the committee unless there is enough pressure from the public and from Governor Dayton to approve it. “This project would be a great economic asset for our region and for all of Minnesota,” Davids said. “The City of Rochester and every surrounding community want this project to move forward, and from my perspective, the state’s investment comes with minimal risks.” “With a Democratic governor and a Democratic legislature, there is little doubt which political party controls the fate of this proposal,” Davids continued. “So far, I have been extremely disappointed with the lack of urgency, and the lack of leadership, shown by a tepid Governor Dayton and legislative leaders on this issue. Actions speak louder than words, and their inaction tells Minnesotans they really don’t seem to care if 40,000 jobs disappear on their watch.”

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20 agreed to act as the regulatory governmental unit for that EIS. Minnesota Sands has proposed to operate at four mining sites in Pilot Mound Township, two nearby in Winona County and one in Houston County. The sites are in relatively close proximity. Catherine Glynn, Lanesboro, spoke for herself and Adrienne Sweeney asking that an EIS be required for the Rein Quarry. She ended saying the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency shares this belief. Glynn said she loves this place (Fillmore County) that she didn’t know existed growing up in the “cities.” Bill Swanson, Lanesboro, complimented the Sand Committee and the board for the great job they did, producing a tough ordinance. He felt all the mines should be treated the same and be required to complete an EIS. Emily Spende, Lanesboro, agreed. Loni Kemp, Canton, asked that all the commissioners take the time to read all of the comments on the Rein Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW). She insisted there are tons of remaining questions on water, air, and transportation

impacts. The Rein expansion should be part of the whole study, the EIS. She encouraged them to consider, “Is there the potential for significant environmental impact?” Kemp insisted it would be more efficient to order an EIS for the Rein expansion and request the EQB to add it to the Minnesota Sands EIS. Vern Crowson, Pilot Mound Township, said he agreed with those who spoke before him and encouraged further study to be done up front. Eliza Mitchell, Lanesboro, expressed suspicion as to why the Rein expansion would not want to be included in a group EIS. Jane Peck, Carrolton Township, stated she had attended the EQB meeting when they agreed to be the regulatory government unit for the Minnesota Sands EIS. The EQB members kept repeating they have not done enough study, detailing eight categories. Peck encouraged the county board to let the research be completed and include the Rein expansion in the EIS. Pete Keith, Holt Township, suggested it was logical to include the Rein expansion with the others in the EIS study. David Webb, Lanesboro, started saying he was a medical doctor. He said he was not taking

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Chat it up The other day, Duane Gilbertson, owner of Duane Gilbertson Construction, joined me for lunch at Chat-N-Chew in Lanesboro. The owner, Roger Baker, was taking care of business that day, so he stopped by our table to take our order. While there was an extensive menu, the daily special caught my attention. Hamburger and elk burger were the options. So, I asked Roger what was the

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difference between an elk burger and a hamburger. He said the elk burger was healthier for me, but also a little drier than a hamburger. Well, as a man of adventure, I couldn’t resist, so I ordered the elk burger and Duane went the other direction and ordered the hamburger. Another couple walked in the door, and the conversations started flowing regarding “the good ole

sides, but encouraged research from a pro health perspective. Webb said the risk of exposure to non visible particulate matter so small it gets deep into the lungs like a gas needs to be studied. After the sand is processed, the material that is excluded is like hazardous waste as the larger, usable particles have been separated. He said an EIS is necessary and a continual monitoring process is needed. Karen Swanson, Lanesboro, maintained she strongly recommends an EIS for the Rein Quarry. Zoning A resolution was unanimously approved to issue a Conditional Use Permit to Stantec Consulting on behalf of Fillmore County for the proposed Southeastern Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery as recommended by the Planning Commission. The county owns the 176 acre site located in Carrolton Township just off Highway 52 east of Preston. Commissioner Chuck Amunrud suggested they should begin the process to be ready to transfer the property over to Veterans Affairs. Bakke said they should get ready for the transfer, but don’t transfer the property until after funding comes through from the federal government. They should make sure the surveyed boundary is

correct. A CUP was approved as recommended by the Planning Commission for an Amish school house in Amherst Township, Section 13. The school house will be located on the property of Andy and Esther Gingerich. Initially, 6 or 7 students are expected, at a later date up to 20. Other Business In Brief •Sheriff Daryl Jensen said Fillmore County will participate in the National Take Back Initiative for prescription drug collections on April 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be no direct cost to citizens. Drugs will be collected at five locations: Chatfield City Hall, Mabel Community Center, Sheriff’s Department in Preston, Rushford Police Department, and Spring Valley Fire Hall. Collections are for expired, unused, unneeded prescription drugs. Commissioner Tom Kaase noted that illicit drugs can also be turned in, no questions asked. Disposal is paid for by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). •David Kiehne, Recorder, received approval for a web based city plat search upgrade by Pro West for a one time payment of $1,950. There eventually will be a free link on the website for people to access all plats. It

could be late summer before this service to the public will be available as it will take some time to copy all the plats. •The right of way plat for CSAH 5 from county road 118 to Highway 16 was approved. Commissioners were concerned about encroachment into the right of way along tillable agricultural land. They asked County Engineer Ron Gregg about marking the right of way boundary. Gregg suggested fiberglass stakes with RW on them could be placed at distances that would allow the farmer to see one from another. He added markers may not need to be placed until there is a violation. •Gregg said they expect the Highway Administration Building remodel to be completed by April 12, after which furniture will be installed. They plan to move in about April 22. •A resolution was adopted to encourage the state legislature to pass and the Governor to sign a bill to bring adequate funding to Minnesota’s transportation system. Increasingly, counties have had to rely on property tax to maintain roads and bridges. •April was proclaimed as National County Government Month. “Smart Justice: Creating Safer Communities” is the theme.

days” in Lanesboro when police officers gave people a ride home from the bars. It was a perfect setting for catching up on what was happening in town, along with a little reminiscing about how things used to be back in the day. When I’ve delivered the Fillmore County Journal to rack locations in Lanesboro on Saturday mornings, I’ve always seen a packed house at Chat-N-Chew. As Roger said, it’s usually the same crowd every morning. People come in to catch up on the happenings of the area, and probably talk politics -state and national. I’m sure you’d find some wholesome, common sense opinions if you visited any given morning at Chat-N-Chew. If only we can get these ideas in the heads of some of our politi-

cians. Maybe they should spend some time at Chat-N-Chew! Well, our food arrived, and the elk burger along with my fries were fantastic. I had never had an elk burger before, so this was

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Continued from Page 1 ing for studying the site and design which will be reimbursed when a federal grant is approved. The value of the land is not reimbursable. Completion of construction documents and competitive bidding is expected to be done this spring. Initial construction is expected by the summer of 2014. “The proposed facility will be a unique, dramatic and expansive State Veterans Cemetery.” The cemetery “will result in the development of approximately 58 of the overall 176 acre cemetery site at the completion of the final future phase.” Onehundred and eighteen acres will be preserved in a natural condition. On the eastern boundary there is the Harmony-Preston Valley State Trail. In the future a pedestrian path may connect the trail to the cemetery.

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Access to the cemetery off Highway 52 will be on the same driveway as the MnDot District 6 Preston Truck Station. The cemetery will be developed in phases, the first phase involving about 26 acres. Over 37,000 in-ground burial sites are planned. The full completion of the cemetery is anticipated to take 40 years. There was no comment from the townships or the public during the public hearing. It was noted that Preston Mayor Kurt Reicks was in favor of approving the CUP. Chairman Gary Ruskell commented that it will be a great project for the area and that we are fortunate the county had the land. Duane Bakke noted that it has been in the works for about six years. He added that approval is in the end stages, as we are now waiting for approval from Washington D.C. Bakke said there are plans for 3,000 preset vaults and about

300 burials are expected per year. There also will be a large area designed to inter cremated remains. The CUP was approved unanimously and will be sent on to the county board. Amish School House Andy and Esther Gingerich, Section 13 Amherst Township, applied for a CUP to build a 24 foot by 36 foot school house with a basement walkout and a 14 foot by 24 foot horse barn. There was no comment from the township or the public at the hearing. There had been communication before the meeting asking about a septic and concern about hunting in a nearby wooded area. Gingerich said they plan to build a fence around the school ground area. They are planning a portable outhouse with a concrete pit beneath. Access to the school house will be off the Gingerich driveway. The CUP was approved and will be sent on to the county board.

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She is currently serving her second year on the Preston Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and was recently elected as the PACC President, becoming the youngest President of the organization.

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Sarah and her husband Nick are parents of two beautiful children, KayLeigh (5 1/2) and Treyton (4) and are excited that this July they will be adding another baby to their family. Sarah’s favorite pastimes are being with family and friends, and enjoying the warm outdoors in every way possible.


Greetings from the Fillmore County History Center With the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War (2011-2015) still in swing, all four 2013 fundraising programs at the Fillmore County History Center feature Civil War themes. We kick off our slate of events on April 27th when musician and storyteller, Bob Welch, brings us his widely acclaimed “Songs of the Civil War” program at 1pm. Accompanied on banjo and guitar, Welch performs music of the period while sharing stories about the background of these familiar songs. Program is sponsored by F & M Community Bank of Preston. Generals Custer, Grant, and Stuart join us for a phenomenally historical evening on June 13th. Three illustrious top brass from the Civil War past are on their way to Wasioja Civil War Days and have graciously accepted our invitation of staying a night in Fillmore County en route. We’ll be proudly hosting “Dinner with the Generals” at 7pm under a canopy on the history center lawn followed by a mock press conference. Master of Ceremonies for events is another American legend, author Mark Twain. The dinner is advance-sale tickets only with limited RSVP seating. Dinner tickets are $25 each for a delicious catered meal from the Branding Iron in Preston.

Menu: Grilled chicken, fruit, baked potatoes, green beans, dinner rolls, and dessert. The mock press conference is free and open to the public. On July 20th, direct from historic Fort Snelling in St. Paul, distinguished doctor and Civil War veteran Dr. Daniel Hand, of the First Minnesota Infantry, pays us a house call. Hand cared for sick and wounded soldiers throughout the war, and survived a Confederate prison camp. The good doctor shares his war time experiences and tells how events on Civil War battlefields forever changed the practice of medicine. Program is sponsored by Security State Bank and Essig Agency of Spring Valley. Looking ahead to our annual society meeting on October 19th at 1pm, our special guest is American military historian Michael Eckers. His program “Bringing Home the Battles of 1863” is sponsored by First Southeast Bank of Harmony. The Fillmore County Historical Society thanks our sponsors for supporting historical programming. We are extremely  grateful to each sponsor for making these events  happen  through their  generous financial support.  We look forward to continuing these partnerships in the future.

Rushford-Peterson Announces 2013 Summer Meal Program This summer, all children ages birth to 18, REGARDLESS of income level, will be able to eat FREE breakfasts and lunches at school Mondays thru Fridays during designated serving times. Summer meals will be served as follows: Breakfast from 8:00am9:00am; Lunch from 11:00am1:00pm; Mondays thru Fridays running June 3rd thru August 30th. No lunch served on Thursday, July 4th, Friday, July 5th and the week of July 29th – August 2nd. ADULTS may also eat these meals, but will be charged a small fee. (Adult breakfasts are $2.40 and adult lunches are $3.55). In fact, adults are encouraged to join their children for meals when possible! Please contact Food Service Director Joyce Miller at 507-8647785 ext 1124 for further information. To read summer menus, go to and click on “Lunch Menus” on the

left side of the page. In accordance with federal law and U. S. Department of Agriculture policy, the institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 202509410 or call 1.800.795.3272 (voice) or 1.202.720.6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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SEMAC awards Arts Grants On March 19, 2013, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Inc. (SEMAC) awarded 46 grants for a total of $183,305 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included twenty-three McKnight Individual Artist Grants for $99,305, nineteen General Operating Support Grants to arts organizations for $76,000, and four Artists in Education Grants for $8,000. SEMAC is the State Arts Board-designated granting authority for local/regional arts producing and sponsoring organizations and disburses funds allocated for this purpose by the Minnesota State Legislature. The SEMAC region includes the counties of Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, and Winona. Grants were awarded to each of the following individuals and organizations, listed by county: Fillmore County •Courtney Bergey received

a $2,500 McKnight Emerging Artist grant for Of the Earth. •Columcille Driscoll received a $2,500 McKnight Emerging Artist grant for Painting Plays. •Nancy Huisenga received a $5,000 McKnight Established Artist grant for Breakfast at the Habberstad House. •Barbara Keith received a $4,950 McKnight Established Artist grant for Glass Enamels into Mosaics. •Jon Laging received a $4,910 McKnight Established Artist grant for Jacob said and then Sarah said. •Slim Maroushek received a $4,975 McKnight Established Artist grant to Wood Carve a 5’ Austrian Bass Fiddle Player. •Fillmore Central Schools received a $2,000 Artists in Education grant for Big Band Bash Artist in Residence 2013. •Southeast Minnesota Bluegrass Association received a $4,000 General Operating Support grant for administrative operations. Freeborn County

•Teresa Kauffmann received a $2,500 McKnight Emerging Artist grant for Light Painting. •Albert Lea Art Center received a $4,000 General Operating Support grant for provide visual arts opportunities. •Albert Lea Community Theatre received a $4,000 General Operating Support grant for support new management of the theatre building. Goodhue County •Lauren Pelon received a $5,000 McKnight Established Artist grant for Earth Tones. •Cannon Falls High School received a $2,000 Artists in Education grant for Brass Day with the Copper Street Brass Quintet. •Red Dragonfly Press received a $4,000 General Operating Support grant to launch two new publication series. Houston County •Sara Lubinski received a $5,000 McKnight Established Artist grant for River Sojourn: A Painter’s Portfolio of the Mississippi River Blufflands. •Bluff Country Artist’s Gallery received a $4,000 General Operating Support grant for rental of gallery space. Mower County •Keith Cich received a $5,000 McKnight Established Artist grant for Reexamining the Dakota Conflict. •Austin Symphony Orchestra received a $4,000 General Operating Support grant to pay a portion of the business coordinator’s salary. Olmsted County •Bernadine Jax received a $2,500 McKnight Emerging Artist grant for Use of Mandala as Art Form for Healing Mind Body & Spirit. •Katie Hae Leo received a $4,530 McKnight Established Artist grant for Travel and Writing Support. •Claire Targonski received a $5,000 McKnight Established Artist grant for Memorial Portraits. •Children’s Dance Theatre received a $4,000 General Operating Support grant for administrative staff costs. •Northland Words received a $4,000 General Operating Support grant to hire an administrative assistant. •Rochester Arts Council received a $4,000 General Operating Support grant for standard administrative costs. •Rochester Chamber Music Society received a $4,000 General Operating Support grant for salary and administrative expenses. •Rochester Dance Company received a $4,000 General Oper-

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The FCJ reaches over 12,000 households each week. ating Support grant for artistic staff teaching costs and rental fees. •Rochester Male Chorus received a $4,000 General Operating Support grant for compensation of executive director. •Rochester Repertory Theatre received a $4,000 General Operating Support grant for salaries for part-time staff and honoraria for artistic staff. •Sing Out Loud received a $4,000 General Operating Support grant for support two community youth choirs. •Southeastern Minnesota Youth Orchestras received a $4,000 General Operating Support grant for conductors and sectional coaches. Rice County •Kathleen Miller received a $4,980 McKnight Established Artist grant for Visual Explorations - A Voyage of Discovery. •Jorge Ponticus received a $4,960 McKnight Established Artist grant for Life and Work of Local Farmers. •Leanne Stremcha received a $5,000 McKnight Established Artist grant for New Body of Contemporary Jewelry. •Lockwood Theatre Company received a $4,000 General Operating Support grant for royalties, rent, publicity and stipends. •Northfield Youth Choirs received a $4,000 General Operating Support grant for expansion of collaborations with area ensembles. Steele County •New Richland-HartlandEllendale-Geneva Elementary School received a $2,000 Artists in Education grant for Brass Day with the Copper Street Brass Quintet. •Scott Roberts received a $5,000 McKnight Established Artist grant for Children’s book

made by photographing clay figurines; written, developed and photographed by Scott. •Christina Spencer received a $5,000 McKnight Established Artist grant for Creatively Nesting. Wabasha County •Lake City Music Boosters received a $4,000 General Operating Support grant to hire a color guard instructor, marching band festival and jazz festivals. Winona County •Michael Larson received a $5,000 McKnight Established Artist grant for Thirty Streams in Ninety Days. •Bernadette Mahfood received a $5,000 McKnight Established Artist grant for Pollinators in Glass. •Alma Onate Palomino received a $2,500 McKnight Emerging Artist grant for Traditional Mexican Crochet. •Jamie Schell received a $5,000 McKnight Established Artist grant for Krenovian Exploration, the Art of Making Fine Furniture. •Cha Neng Vang received a $2,500 McKnight Emerging Artist grant for Traditional Hmong Knives. •Frozen River Film Festival received a $4,000 General Operating Support grant for administrative support to include attending Telluride Mountainfilm. •Winona Public Schools received a $2,000 Artists in Education grant for Shakespeare in the Schools. For information about the grant application process, eligibility, or grant writing assistance, contact the SEMAC office at 2778 D Commerce Dr NW, Rochester, MN 55901 or call 507-281-4848. Information may also be found on our Web site at

Root River Watershed We’re gathering this spring for respectful citizen-led conversations about our water.

Monday, April 8, 2013 | 6:00-8:15 pm Preston, F&M Bank Community Room Tuesday, April 9, 2013 | 6:00-8:15 pm Spring Valley Ambulance Building, Hwy 16 East Saturday, April 20, 2013 | 1:00-3:15 pm Houston Nature Center Free meal or snacks served. Door prizes. Pre-registration preferred but not required. Call the Fillmore SWCD 507-765-3878, ext. 3 or email

Join the Citizen Conversation These conversations for community-inspired problem solving are supported by a grant from the Meadowlark Institute funded by In Commons and funding from Minnesota’s Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.

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Houston, we have owlets! By Karla Bloem A white, fuzzy, wobbly head reaches upwards through a fluffy curtain of feathers to be met by a tiny bit of a pocket gopher, gently rubbed against its beak. Iris, the tiny owlet’s mother, utters quiet chitters of encouragement to the day-old owlet as it grabs the tidbit and swallows, eyes still tightly shut. Iris the Great Horned Owl can’t see out of her right eye due to a puncture to her eye that occurred around 2006. Rusty,

her mate, is also blind in his right eye after being hit by a car around 2007. Their lack of binocular vision prevents them from being able to hunt well enough to live in the wild, so they live in captivity in rural Houston, Minnesota as part of a vocal study on their species being conducted by Karla Bloem. Bloem is the Director/Naturalist of the Houston Nature Center, Coordinator of the International Festival of Owls,

Storm spotter training offered by National Weather Service The National Weather Service (NWS) will be holding a SKYWARN Severe Weather Spotter Training class in Mabel, MN on Monday, April 22nd. The training will be held at the Mabel Canton Public School starting at 6:30 p.m. The class will last around 2 hours and includes a multimedia presentation. Training is intended for storm spotters or potential storm spotters, but is open to the public and free of charge. A review of significant weather that hit the region in 2011 and 2012 will be included. The NWS relies heavily on actual storm reports from “spot-

ters”, which can include sheriff’s departments, local emergency management officials, police and fire departments, amateur radio operators, or anyone else that has attended one of these classes. These reports can prompt warnings that save lives, which has been proven many times through the years when severe weather strikes. Todd Shea, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the weather service in La Crosse, Wisconsin organizes the training each year and encourages large groups and active volunteers. “Accurate and timely reports of severe weather, by trained indi-

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were laid on February 10, 13, and 16 and require 33 days of incubation before hatching. The owlets will eventually be given names and leg bands. Once they have developed their full territorial hoots they will be released to the wild. You can watch the live video feeds at click on “Rusty and Iris Cam” on the left. You can find video and photo highlights on the blog at www.alicetheowl. and on Alice’s Facebook page at www.facebook. com/AliceTheGreatHornedOwl.

and the new Executive Director of the up-and-coming International Owl Center. She has been studying Great Horned Owl vocalizations since 2004, thanks to her education owl Alice and the wild owls that frequent her yard. Rusty and Iris are giving a new level of insight into Great Horned Owl behavior and vocalizations not otherwise possible with wild owls. They live in a large breeding and release training complex that is 96 feet long and outfitted with six security cameras and microphones. This allows Bloem to watch

Rusty, Iris, and owlets without them knowing they are being watched. It also allows anyone in the world with an internet connection to view them too. Bloem hopes that viewers will not only enjoy watching the owls raise their young and learn something along the way, but that viewers will submit observations of interesting behaviors and vocalizations to help her with her study. Owlet number one hatched on March 15 with owlet number two due Monday, March 18 and number three expected Thursday, March 21. The eggs

viduals, not only helps our office, but can save lives in the local community. We always need more eyes to the sky.” Fillmore County, as well as other areas of southeast Minnesota, always needs more “groundtruth” weather reports to pass along to the National Weather Service. Again, training is Monday, April 22nd in Mabel, MN starting at 6:30 p.m. Pre-registration is not needed. For further questions, you can contact Fillmore County Emergency Management or the National Weather Service at: Todd Shea, WCM, National Weather Service, N2788 County Road FA, La Crosse, WI 54601. The service has a home page on the Internet: lacrosse. Todd’s E-mail address is:

Jewelry Designer Liz Bucheit Receives “Dazzle Diva” Award at the Women’s Jewelry Association Spring Gala Event in New York City

Rushford Community Foundation seeking proposals for grants The Rushford Community Foundation is seeking proposals for projects or programs that fit the foundation’s grantmaking priorities. The foundation supports new and innovative projects or programs that improve the quality of life and build on existing strengths of an organization or the community. The foundation’s


More information and grant applications can be found at www. rushfordcommunityfoundation. com under the Grantmaking page or by e-mailing jenhengel@ Grants are reviewed on a quarterly basis by the foundation’s Board of Directors. The next quarterly review will occur in late May, so grant applications must be received by May 10.

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Jewelry designer and goldsmith Liz Bucheit of Lanesboro, MN was awarded first place in the Bridal Wear Category of the Women’s Jewelry Association’s “Dazzle Diva” Design Competition. Bucheit received her award at the Women’s Jewelry Association Spring Gala Event held March 7, 2013 at the prestigious Harmonie Club in New York City. The Women’s Jewelry Association, founded in 1983, is the preeminent association of professional women in the jewelry, watch and related businesses. WJA, which operates through the national office in New York, comprises a network of 12 regional chapters and an international affiliate in India. WJA hosts an annual “Diva Design” competition for jewelers and designers with a different theme each year. Bucheit placed first in the

Bridal Wear Category for her “Queen for a Day” bridal tiara hand- fabricated from sterling silver wire, hand-cut drusey quartz leaves and black and white pearls. As a winner Bucheit was awarded an expense paid trip to New York, a trophy and additional prize money. Liz Bucheit is the owner of Crown Trout Jewelers in Lanesboro, MN. Contact Liz at: 612-756-2908

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Living with Diabetes or Pre-diabetes: new four-week program Are you or a family member at risk for developing diabetes or do you have diabetes and could benefit from a refresher course on how to manage your blood sugar? Winona Health’s Living with Diabetes or Prediabetes program is for you. Facilitated by certified diabetes educators, Jill O’Donnell, RN, CDE, and Sue Haug, RD, LD, CDE, this new program

is offered at Rushford Clinic, 109 W. Jessie Street, beginning Thursday, April 18. The four-week program meets consecutive Thursdays, from 1 – 2 p.m., April 18 through May 9. Attendees will learn: •What lab values mean •How health risks progress to diabetes •Tips for weight control, nutrition and meal planning

Bradley honored by Thrivent Financial for outstanding performance Lanesboro, MN - Walter Bradley, FIC, Lanesboro, a financial associate with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, has qualified for the Sierra level conference by providing financial guidance and solutions to members of the organization in 2012. Out of nearly 2,300 Thrivent Financial representatives nationwide, 700 individuals qualified for this honor. Bradley is with Thrivent Financial’s Two Rivers Regional Financial Office, and serves Lutherans and their family members in Lanesboro and surrounding communities. Bradley will be recognized by his peers from across the country at Thrivent Financials annual conference. Bradley has been with

Thrivent Financial for 12 years. About Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is a faith-based, Fortune 500 financial services membership organization helping its nearly 2.5 million members to be wise with money and to live generous lives. Thrivent Financial and its affiliates offer a broad range of financial products and services. As a not-for-profit organization, Thrivent Financial joins with its members to create and support national outreach programs and activities that help congregations, schools, charitable organizations and individuals in need. For more information, visit Also, you can find us on Facebook and Twitter.

•About various medications and how they are used •The many hidden benefits of activity Living with Diabetes or Prediabetes is for people who: •have a family member with diabetes and want to learn how to help •have pre-diabetes symptoms •are at risk for developing

diabetes such as: -Abnormal glucose laboratory results -Excess body weight (especially around the waist) -Low HDL cholesterol and/or high triglycerides -High blood pressure Winona Health offers this program at Rushford Clinic via telemedicine, a videoconferencing system.

Registration is required and space is limited to 15 attendees. Cost is $50 per person and registered participants can bring one guest at no charge. For more information and to register, call Winona Health telemedicine coordinator, Jenelle O’Donnell, at 507.457.7624, or email If you would like to register for the program but you feel you cannot afford it, please let us know when you call.

ELCA Women’s Spring Gathering For inspiration and fellowship come to Chatfield Lutheran Church for the ELCA Women’s Spring Gathering of the Root River Conference on Saturday, April 13. Our theme is God’s Spirit from I Corithians 3:16 “Surely you know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you?”

Pastor Ann Sieverling of Good Sheperd Lutheran in Rochester is our presenter. An offering will be taken for the benefit of the Fillmore, Houston and Winona Food Shelves, Winona Campus Ministry and Good Earth Village. Program starts at 9am. Registration at door. Cost is $10 and

includes noon lunch. Church is located one block east of stoplight in Chatfield. Visit the book display from Master’s Touch of Decorah, IA. Come and see the Pillowcase Dress and other displays at the gathering. All interested person are welcome to attend.

Electric outage to affect residents of Harmony A new transformer will be installed on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 1 AM. Therefore, almost the entire community (except the north industrial park area) will be without

electricity starting on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 1 AM. The outage could last up to approximately 5 hours. In July 2012, the transformer at the electric substation at 2nd Ave NW & 4th St NW failed. Due to inventory challenges at the time, a replace-

ment transformer was installed, that was later determined to be oversized for our current/future community electric usage patterns. The Harmony City Council approved installing a new transformer, that will not only match our usage patterns, but be more economical.

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Sun., April 14 at 6 pm Coffee Fellowship follows the service.

Feauturing: John Bernadot, Barb Mosher, Carla Burton, Pat O’Brien, Dale Shafer, Barb Shafer, Denise Haze, Cindy Seabright, Leonard Leutink, and Jared Mosdal After expensives the proceeds goes to the local food shelf.

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The Working Mom By Tammy Danielson Mortified! Mortified (v. mor·ti·fied), 1. To cause to experience shame, humiliation, or wounded pride; humiliate. I love this word. It is so much more fun to say than embarrassed and, to me, means the ultimate embarrassment. This word came to my mind tonight at 10:15 p.m. as I realized I had not sent my article to be published for next week. I got distracted with my mom being in the hospital but, nonetheless, was mortified to realize I forgot. And just to be clear, I don’t need anyone else to participate in setting the scene, I can do it quite nicely all by myself. You know how you always feel better when you see someone or something on Fun-

niest Home Videos and think to yourself, “thank God that was not me!” It is hilarious to be in a moment and realize that if a video camera was available you might be winning big bucks on that show but you would still be mortified. As I was thinking about it, I thought it would be fun to share some prize winning moments. If you have ever been a mortified mom, continue reading to immediately feel a sense of relief---that I just might have you beat. Have you ever had all of your husband’s relatives over for a big meal and open your oven door to add their dishes to keep warm and see a fire hazard of food laying in the bottom of the oven along

with grease stains that, added together, could grease a small Hyundai? Mortified! Or, has your husband ever decided to switch the ceiling fan rotation in the middle of Thanksgiving dinner with all of those same relatives (just a different year…spread the wealth) and dust balls not only fly all over the table and furniture, but also land in everyone’s hair? Mortified! But hold on, I am just getting started. Mom…have you ever come home from work and are just totally wiped out so you strip your makeup, put your hair up in a less than attractive style (1980’s banana clip per chance?), put on your raggedy mom jammies, and top it off by taking off your bra? Well sure you have, but did you also try to hide when the doorbell rings only to have your husband say, “oh yes, she’s right here…just a minute” ---Mortified! And, lastly, how about meeting your kid at church for Lenten service only to see that he decided to dress “comfortably” for church--sandals, no socks---but hey,

Bob Bovee & Gail Heil In Concert “A toe-tapping history lesson? Expect no less at tonight’s performance by Bob Bovee and Gail Heil! Banjo, fiddle, guitar and harmonica are all vehicles for heritage in story and song. This homespun treasure draws its integrity from personal roots and research, but is never imitative. It’s the real thing, ringing true in the able fingers and voices of these perennial favorites. Down Bob and Gail’s warm country lane is a veritable smorgasbord of authentic cowboy songs, tin pan alley favorites, square dance tunes, ballads, sentimental duets, yodels, blues and ragtime, and novelty songs.” This is how the Grassroots Concert Series in Nisswa, MN described Bob Bovee and Gail Heil’s performance. When Bob and Gail take the stage at the Spring Grove Cinema on Thursday April 18, they will just be back from a short tour to the East Coast, playing concerts for the Brandywine Friends of Old Time Music in

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Newark, DE and the Folklore Society of Greater Washington, DC. Among their other stops since last year’s annual concert at the Cinema include two weeks for the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad in Colorado, the Indiana Fiddlers Gathering and the Wheatland Traditional Arts Weekend in Michigan. Since 1980 these two have been performing old time country music in the style of the 1920s and 1930s, before country music became marketed so commercially and changed by the addition of electric instruments and drums. Bovee and Heil learned their repertoire from family and friends, early country recordings on 78 rpm discs, and field recordings of traditional musicians of earlier times. Gail Heil originally hails from Missouri, a state rich in fiddle music. She learned much from Vesta Johnson, a fiddler who is now in her nineties and still playing strong, as well as Ozark

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master Bob Holt and Iowa’s Dwight Lamb. She also is a fine banjo player in the old time “clawhammer” style and a solid guitar player. She’s a singer who can always fit the right harmony to a song. Bob Bovee usually sings lead, admitting to being a tenuous harmony singer, and claims he’s “unbelievably lucky to have such a talented and reliable singing partner.” On rare occasions you’ll hear him pick the five-string banjo, but mostly he provides the steady rhythm guitar and occasional leads, as well as exciting harmonica music. Call it old time music, American traditional music, hillbilly, stringband, or early country, but whatever label you choose, this is music to tickle your funnybone and to bring a tear to your eye. Genuine cowboy songs of the pre-Hollywood era will be heard right next to popular ragtime pieces played in mountain style, dance tunes to get your feet moving and sentimental numbers to take you back to a simpler time. Bovee and Heil provide lots of history and background along with the music and liberally sprinkle in stories, folklore, and humorous commentary to provide an evening of entertainment unlike any other you’ll find. Come on down and you won’t regret that you did! On Thursday April 26, Bovee and Heil will present a concert at the Spring Grove Cinema in Spring Grove. The show starts at 7:30 PM and tickets are $7.00 at the door. For more information on Bob and Gail and their music, check out their website:

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Jesus wore sandals too and, I should just be happy that he is in church…right? Oh well, still a bit mortified! I would be interested to hear your great stories of being “mortified”---drop me a line. Or, if you want to share them in person, come to visit at the Working Mom’s Craft Show this coming Saturday, April 13th ,

from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.. We will be at the Fountain Community Center and don’t forget your best mac n’ cheese recipe! Bring a sample in around 11:15 for a chance to win a prize. There is no entry fee! Here is one of my favorite recipes:

Crockpot Mac n’ Cheese

2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni (an 8-ounce box isn’t quite 2 cups) 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, cut into pieces 2 1/2 cups (about 10 ounces) grated sharp Cheddar cheese 3 eggs, beaten 1/2 cup sour cream 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can condensed Cheddar cheese soup 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup whole milk 1/2 teaspoon black pepper Dash of garlic powder and onion powder Directions Boil the macaroni in a 2 quart saucepan in plenty of water until tender, about 7 minutes. Drain. In a medium saucepan, mix butter and cheese. Stir until the cheese melts. In a slow cooker, combine cheese/butter mixture and add the eggs, sour cream, soup, salt, milk, mustard and pepper and stir well. Then add drained macaroni and stir again. Set the slow cooker on low setting and cook for 3 hours, stirring occasionally

Birth Announcement Birth Announcement Aiden Levi Rowe Holli and Matthew Rowe of Spring Valley, MN are proud to announce the birth of their son, Aiden Levi. Aiden was born on March 19, 2013. He weighed 8 lb. and was 22 inches long. Grandparents are Geff and Nancy Dornink of Fountain, MN and Bob and Julianne Rowe of Fillmore, MN.

Gabriella Marie Stene Matthew and Nicole Stene of Preston, Minn. are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Gabriella Marie Sten. Gabriella was born March 9, 2013, weighed 7 lbs. 12 oz and was 18 1/2 inches long. She joins brothers, David and Kannen at home. Grandparents are Elaine Johnson and the late David Johnson of Mabel, Minn. and Sharon Stene and late Alan Stene of Brainerd, Minn.

The Working MoM Craft Show & Cooking Contes t Saturday, April 13TH • 8am-2pm Fountain Community Center Fountain, MN

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We would like to send a big THANK YOU to everyone who donated or participated in the 4th Annual Team Bodacious Broads Relay for Life Benefit! Thank you for the donations for door prizes and to the silent & live auctions. Thank you to the participants of the bean bag toss, balloons to heaven and to anyone who came down for a bite to eat. Without all of you this event would not be a success. Thank you for making a difference in someone’s life. We are so proud to live in such a giving and caring community.

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Preston requests proposal to develop new comprehensive plan By Karen Reisner City Administrator Joe Hoffman reported at the council’s April 1 meeting that the current 1999 Preston Comprehensive Land Use Plan is 14 years old. Councilman David Harrison was absent. Hoffman noted that Planning and Zoning had wanted to update the plan in 2009. At that time, it was postponed because of Local Government Aid cuts. He maintained an updated plan will be valuable when making land use decisions. Funding to pay for an updated plan has been budgeted. The council gave the go ahead to request proposals. All proposals must be submitted by April 23. Once the process to select a consultant is completed, it is

expected that the project to develop a new plan will begin in July and be completed by March 1, 2014. The new plan will consider the changing needs of the community. The four goals of the plan are to have a document to guide land use decisions, raise public awareness of planning and development issues, gain public input, and to help the city better serve residents. There will be a Core Committee including members of the city council and P and Z members. At least two public meetings will be held to help develop goals and objectives. Upon the development of a Final Draft, a final presentation will be made at a public hearing prior to the adoption of the plan.

Destination Medical Center A resolution in support of the DMC proposal for southeastern Minnesota was adopted. Mayor Kurt Reicks remarked he supported the proposal “whole heartedly,” pointing out the large number of people that go from here every day to Mayo Clinic to work. Councilman Robert Maust maintained, “It should be a no brainer.” Seventeen area cities have passed resolutions of support. The expansion is expected to bring as many as 30,000 new jobs to the area, $2.5-$3 billion in additional tax revenue to the state over 20 years, and millions in new local and other tax revenues. Other Business In Brief •Dodge-Fillmore-Olmsted County Victim Services will recognize Sexual Assault Aware-

ness Month by placing teal ribbons on every third light pole along Fillmore Street during April. The ribbons are to remind people of sexual violence, promote prevention, and encourage them to take a stand against sexual violence. •The deterioration of the brick facing on the pedestrian ramp on the 100 West Block of Fillmore Street was discussed. Hoffman noted that they have had complaints. Public Works Director Jim Bakken explained the brick was just decorative and in front of a poured cement wall. Hoffman suggested they discuss options and get feedback from property owners. There have been requests for garbage receptacles to be placed in the downtown area. City staff will look at different options and come back to the next meeting with recommendations. •Hoffman said the city computer ‘server’ had blown an interface card on this day. Fortunately, they were able to get it up and running. However, it is eight years old and was due for replacement three years ago. Hoffman says it runs non stop and is a critical piece of equipment, adding that when the server is down files can not be accessed. He will get some numbers together for the next meeting for the purchase of its replacement. •Summer council meeting dates were discussed at

the request of David Harrison who has business obligations that conflict with the current Monday night schedule. Most members suggested that they have made arrangements to keep the Monday night time at 6:00 p.m. open. Harrison is expected to be at the next meeting when the meeting schedule will again be on the agenda. •Approval was given to again purchase flower baskets for the city. Last year 30 were purchased at a cost of $30 each. The city received $435 in donations to help with the cost. Last year summer help watered the flowers on week days and volunteers watered them over the weekends. Volunteers will again be needed to water on weekends. •EDA recommended that $15,000 from the revolving loan fund be loaned to Trish Keating. Interest on the loan will be at two and one half percent with a 10 year pay back. The current space where the Repeat Boutique is located has been sold. The loan is to assist with the down payment to purchase the property at 148 Main Street SW and to help with improvements. The business has been in operation for a year and has been growing. It started with 34 and now has 200 consignors and has 13 volunteers. The building being purchased has been empty for some time. Reicks says they should support the purchase of property in town to start a business. The loan was approved.

National Trout Center angles for State Bond Funding Minnesota legislators recently heard a proposal request for $4.5 million in state bond funding to establish a permanent home for the National Trout Center organization located in Preston. The non-profit center is currently operating in a temporary space. Trout Center Chairman, George Spangler, presented the proposal during a House Capital Investment Committee hearing at the State Capital last week. Spangler requested dollars to design, equip, and construct the hands-on experiential learning center along the south branch of the Root River in southeast Minnesota. Plans for the proposed center include a 10,000 square foot building with exhibit space, a multi-purpose conference room, and classrooms designed to educate the public about the regional ecology, geology, and climate that exists along more than 450 miles of trout streams in the four state driftless area. The center could also include the only coldwater living stream exhibit in the nation. Lawmakers were each given a paper trout containing trout related statistics: •Trout fishing generates $1.1 Billion in annual economic benefit to local communities in the driftless region.

•There are over 155,000 Trout Stamp holders in Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin. •For every dollar spent on stream restoration, $24.50 is returned annually to the regional economy. •There are over 530 miles of public access easements on Minnesota trout streams. •Non-resident anglers contribute 47 percent of direct expenditures to the trout fishery. Spangler believes an expanded center would quickly become a regional and statewide asset, as well as, an economic engine for southeast Minnesota. Bill sponsor, Republican Rep. Greg Davids, said the area is known nationally for its pristine trout streams and currently draws visitors from near and far. He went on to say that this is not a local trout center, or a state trout center, but rather a national trout center. A companion bill, sponsored by Senator Jeremy Miller awaits action by the Senate Finance Committee. Committee Chairwoman, Alice Hausman, DFL-St. Paul, said she’s planning to unveil an $800 million borrowing package when lawmakers return from their spring recess in early April. She said the trout bill could be included.

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Twitter, Tweets, and Hashtags Why would humans tweet? That’s a very good question, however when I use tweet here, the only bird reference associated would be Twitter’s logo. Note that a tweet is a short, 140-character message shared with your followers. I created my Twitter account and sent my first tweet on July 6, 2009, and it stated “Watching TV.” Not very exciting or engaging, is it? Truth be told, I initially found no point to

put such useless and meaningless information out for the world to read. This explains the two to even six-month hiatuses between my tweets. Time and again I bounced between giving Twitter another trial and quitting. Finally, last winter, I was convinced that I needed to pick up my Twitter habits again. As more and more people began using Twitter in high school, I decided one more attempt wouldn’t kill me. By spring,

Monday, April 8, 2013 I was tweeting almost daily, and this new concept was more enjoyable than when I first started about three years earlier. Twitter is useful when used the right way. Yes, I believe there are guidelines that a person should follow when using Twitter. First, there should be a concept behind your tweets, and they shouldn’t be completely random. They should contain at least some interesting information. No one likes to read random sentences or words that you don’t even care about to begin with. Next, no one likes to read constant tweets with a negative tone behind them, just like people don’t like being around a chronic complainer. In surveys consistent negative tweets is one of the leading reasons of why people unfollow individuals. So,


if you’re looking to boost your following community, stick to a positive theme. Twitter also gives users the opportunity to communicate messages directly to other users, note that they will appear to other people, however. Again, these are meant to be brief and to share a concept. Users may become irritated seeing two-way conversations that clog their Twitter feeds. As tempting as direct messaging may be, a way to restrain yourself is the “text message” test. If what you’re about to tweet to someone could be put in a text message, then maybe using your cellular device is the way to go. Finally, another great concept is the hashtag. Hashtags are used to classify, categorize and in some ways, summarize what a tweet is about. Hashtags help

the site determine what is trending, or popular, in a given area at a given time. Hashtags are easily identified by the number symbol (#) usually followed by a topic, theme, or category term. Hash tags should be used sparingly in most cases. Twitter has become more popular in recent months, especially among the younger generations. In 2011 an average amount of 200 million tweets were sent per day. Calculated further, that is around 73 billion per year. This number has grown since then though. The Fillmore County Journal and its staff are dedicated to bringing you the news that matters in more than one form. You can follow me on Twitter, @ Mitch_FCJNews, as well as our newspaper, @FillCoJournal, for news updates and information.

What is a normal Spring?

Household Hazardous Waste Day

By Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties I think we can all agree last spring, 2012, was not a normal spring. So just what is normal for us? One source of information, from the Minnesota Agricultural Statistics, lists Median Frost Dates: Based on Averages from 1948-2005. Another bit of information is the Average Completion Dates for Planting, 2007-2011, for various crops. The chart below shows the Median Frost dates based on the average date of the last temperature occurrence:

LaVerne C. Paulson Recycling Education Coordinator May 7th, the first Tuesday in May, Fillmore County will again be celebrating the ever popular Household Hazardous Waste Day. Before you read any further, make a note of this on your calendar so this date doesn’t LaVerne sneak by you Paulson and you miss the festivities. Thanksgiving is the fourth Thursday of November, and the two Household Hazardous Waste Days in Fillmore County are observed the first Tuesday of May and the first Tuesday of October, which happens to be October 1st this year. What makes something hazardous waste? If you are not sure a substance is hazardous, treat it as if it is. This is a good time to rather be safe than sorry. Somewhere on the label you may find a word that would lead you to believe the contents are most likely a little less than friendly. When you see words such as Caution... Poison... Warning... Danger... Flammable... Combustible... or Corrosive, the contents should be considered hazardous and when you decide you no longer want them around, they must be disposed of properly by bringing them to the Resource Recovery Center on Household Hazardous Waste Day. Although unwanted paint is, by far, the most common HHW item, there are most likely many other nasty substances lurking around your house that you perhaps should not have in

Being on the very southern edge of Minnesota, we normally would have a higher percentage planted on the corresponding date than is shown in the Minnesota average. There are many other reports and data available from the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). For those with Internet access you can choose from USDA, NASS:; Minnesota Federal Field Office: www.nass.; or State of Minnesota Department of Agriculture:

24 degrees F

28 degrees F

32 degrees F

Houston County/Caledonia

Apr 13

Apr 23

May 05

Fillmore County/Preston

Apr 20

May 05

May 16

I like these because they are very local, and I’m also surprised at the difference between Preston and Caledonia. Or we can look at the date a certain percentage of planting is completed as shown in the chart below:

NASS also operates an information center, staffed 7:00 am to 4:30 pm Eastern Time, to assist you with accessing reports and data via the Internet or printed copies. Call 1-800-727-9540.

Date Planting Completed 2007-2011 in Minnesota: Percent

Corn Soybeans Oats

10% Apr 22 May 05 Apr 13

25% Apr 26 May 12 Apr 22

50% May 06 May 19 May 03

75% May 16 May 26 May 11

90% May 22 Jun 03 May 21

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spring Valley sales Auction Building 412 east Park street, spring Valley, Mn AUCTIONEER NOTE: We will be selling a large selection of furniture, antiques, collectibles, coins, toys, tools, and household items from 2 estates and 2 parties downsizing. Don’t miss this auction!

Selling 2 Rings - All Day 14-16 Hayracks of Smalls

80 pieces of farm toys new in box, 75 % JD, 25 % IH & Allis, Selling at 9:30am. 230+ lots of coins and currency selling at 11am. 1 hayrack of Red Wing crocks, jugs, plates, and other figures, a lot of salt glaze and stamped crockery. 1 hayrack of farm literature and old advertising items.

AnnounCeMents dAy of tAke PreCedenCe oVer Any AdVertised or Pre-Printed MAteriAl All of tHe ABoVe MerCHAndise is selling As is, wHere is, witH no wArrAnty. terMs: CAsH or good CHeCk dAy of sAle. notHing to Be reMoVed until settled for. not resPonsiBle for ACCidents or MerCHAndise After sold. PleAse Bring ProPer identifiCAtion.

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batteries and your button batteries. At this time, your common, ordinary, run-of-the-mill alkaline batteries can be landfilled with your normal household garbage. The batteries we want contain mercury, cadmium, lithium, lead, and several other elements you really don’t want to release into the air, soil, and water by burning or burying. On the subject of nasty elements, we also want your mercury thermometers. More than a dozen were collected last fall, and seven lucky residents of the county were rewarded with brand new, never-been used digital models. I still have five left and they will go to the first five people that donate their old mercury model to Fillmore County on the seventh. The celebration starts at twelve noon on May 7th and continues until 5:00 pm at the Fillmore County Resource Recovery Center in Preston. Approximately 250 households showed up for the fall party held last October. It is encouraging to see so many of you disposing of your hazardous waste correctly. If you have any questions concerning HHW, please contact the Resource Recovery Center at 507-765-4704 or e-mail me at I will be looking forward to seeing you in a few short weeks. Thank you for your recycling efforts.

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your home. These items are indeed hazardous, and should not be included in your landfill garbage or dumped on a pile of garbage somewhere. There will be, as in other years, notices in your local newspaper reminding you of the date, the time, and what is and is not accepted. However, you may want to start rounding up some items a bit early, so you have them collected well in advance. If you have neighbors that are unable to attend this event, you can certainly bring their items, as well. Please keep in mind this day is meant for Household Hazardous Waste. Agricultural chemicals, explosives, medical waste, business waste, radioactive waste, and empty, dried out paint cans and empty aerosol cans will not be accepted during this collection. Empty aerosol and paint cans can be placed in your landfill garbage. If one of your containers is leaking, please place it in a larger container or carefully double-bag it to help keep the unloading area as clean and dry as possible. Spilled paint can make for very dangerous working conditions. We will accept an unmarked container with unknown contents, but please be very, very careful when transporting it to the facility and inform the workers that it is, indeed, an unknown substance. We need your rechargeable

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Journal Writing Project

Spring Means Green, Usually By Ashley Bue With spring comes warmer weather, blooming flowers, and green grass, usually. It is already April and snow still covers the ground but do not despair, spring can still come in a dif- Ashley Bue ferent form. Spring can be anything you make it. This year choose to go green. Start plants in your house for a garden, reduce our energy, and buying locally are all ways to make your spring green. Probably the simplest way to feel spring is actually here is to see green plants growing. All growing plants take is a little sun light, water, dirt, and of course, seeds. With a little bit of tender love and care those small seeds will grow into large plants. Once they are large enough to be planted in your garden, these plants will provide delicious vegetables for your family this summer and fall. Along with seeing plants grow, your family can reduce their use of energy by hanging your clothes outside to dry and shutting of the television.

Hanging clothes outside can be a fun and easy way to reduce your energy use. As a young child it was always mine and my mom’s project to hang up the clothes outside to dry on the warm spring and summer days. This simple project reduced our energy use and it got me outside away from the television. Children can sit in front of the television for hours and still not be bored so instead take your children on a walk through the park or go on a bike ride on the trail. Finally, while you have your children outside and enjoying the fresh air stop at some of the local businesses or farmer’s markets. By stopping at these businesses or markets, you are supporting the local economy and reducing your pollution by not driving the long distance to get the products you need. These are just a few ideas for ways to develop your green habits this spring. Spring has come so let’s make it a memorable and green one. There is no time to waste this spring; each day that passes is a missed opportunity. Ashley Bue is a senior at Lanesboro High School. She is one of 8 area students participating in the Journal Writing Project, now in its fourteenth year.

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Monthly meeting of the Ostrander City Council March 5, 2013 Pledge of Allegiance The monthly meeting of the Ostrander City Council was called to order at 6:10 p.m. by Mayor Pat Nesler. Approval of Consent Agenda Motion by Kunert, and seconded by Jones and unanimously carried to accept the consent agenda. Visitors Jason Boynton & Ben Turnquist (2012 Financial Statements), Ann Keim, Corey Hauer. Department heads Public Works Director, Jimmie Dean, was present. Council approved monthly report. Quote to replace the computer and mag meter at the lift station—$10,543 + tax Fire Chief, Jimmie Dean, was present. Council approved monthly report. Police Chief, Tom Mosher, was present. Council approved monthly report. Old business RFP/RFQ—Rhonda revised a couple so we could start moving ahead with the process— does Council prefer one over the other or should there be any changes?? Motion by Start, and

seconded by Kunert and unanimously carried to use the 6 page RFP. LMCIT’s Safety & Loss Control Workshop in Rochester on April 16th. Registration is $20 New business 2012 Financial Statement review with Smith, Schafer & Associates, LTD Ann Keim, Uff Da Days info Corey Hauer, LTD Broadband Wireless Internet, Motion by Brugh, and seconded by Jones and unanimously carried to place their antennas on the water tower, if CHS doesn’t want this. Special Meeting/Worksession update: rescheduled from February 19 to February 28. Pay Equity report and implementation form approval. We have been found to be out of compliance. Rhonda passed this on to council—nothing heard from City Attorney yet. Waste Management is wondering about changing pick-up from Tuesday to Monday. They

are also discussing giving out recycling bins to residents at no extra charge. Council said this was their decision. Minutes—keep putting them in the paper or not. They are currently being hung in the Community Center and posted on our website. If residents are interested they can let Rhonda know to send them also. It was agreed to keep putting them in the paper. Schedule of meetings to be changed for the Planning Commission—5:30 p.m. is too early; change to 2nd Tuesday of the month so we don’t interfere with Council meetings. Start mentioned this was OK. Other Rhonda will be out of the office March 19, 20, & 21 for the MCFOA Annual Conference Adjournment Motion by Start, seconded by Jones and unanimously carried to adjourn the meeting at 8:15 p.m. Next meeting is scheduled for April 2nd, at 6 p.m. Rhonda Klapperich City Clerk/Treasurer Pat Nesler Mayor

Fillmore County 4-H Favorite Food Show held The Fillmore County 4-H Favorite Food Show was held on March 23, 2013 at the Wykoff Community Center. There were 16 participants in this year’s event. Eight of the participants were Cloverbuds (grades K-2): Grace Boelter of the Root River Rabbits, Anika Reiland of the Bloomfield Cloverleaves, Zach Reiland of the Bloomfield Cloverleaves, Emma Broadwater of the Bloomfield Cloverleaves, Emma Rowen of the Rural Rookies, Sophia Monti a family enrolled member, Kathryn Pickett of the Carimona Cruisers, and Frederick Williams of the Mabel Busy Bees. There were four in the beginner category (grades 3-5) with Susan Mettler of the Challenging Workers receiving first place, and Noah Broadwater of the Bloomfield Cloverleaves receiving 2nd place. Also participating were Morgan Pickett of the Carimona Cruisers and Morgan Langeslag of the Bloomfield Cloverleaves. The Intermediate category (grades 6-8)

had two participants with Andrea Mettler of the Challenging Workers receiving first place and Jacob Welch of the Bloomfield Cloverleaves receiving second place. In the senior category (grades 9 and up) there were two participants with Margaret Alexander of the Carimona Cruisers receiving first place and Amy Welch of the Bloomfield Cloverleaves receiving second place. While the judging was taking place participants had the chance to work on their knife skills and made a delicious fruit salad.

Real Estate Auction! Saturday, May 4TH • 10:00am

David & Sheryl Ulrich • 29020 County Road 25, Lewiston, MN 58.47 +/- Acres to be offered in one parcel, located in section 8, Hart township, Winona County, Minnesota (Sect 8, T-105-N, R-8-W, Winona County, MN) 58.47 +/- (21.59 +/- Tillable Acres) remaining acres consist of prime hunting land, excellent for whitetail deer and turkey. The property has a creek running through the southeast portion. And easement will be given to access this property. Directions to the property: From Lewiston - Take County Road 25 South 9 Miles to 29020. Auction to be held at Lewiston Senior Center, 75 Rice Street, Lewiston, MN Terms: 20% Nonrefundable Down Payment Day of Auction. Balance due in Full at closing on or before June 4TH, 2013. Verbal Announcements take precedence over print. For more information call 507-273-9797 or 507-450-3072.

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Man vs. silo By Jason Sethre On the morning of Monday, April 1, 2013, a group of farmers and heavy equipment operators from the area assembled to take down a 600,000 pound silo full of silage and standing over 70 feet tall. Like the days of Stonehenge and the Egyptian Pyramids, these men gathered to use leverage, gravity and momentum to take down a silo that could fall in any direction. There was a reason they had to take this silo down. As one person said, “It looks like the Leaning Tower of Pisa.” At Steve Mandelko’s farm, just south of

Preston, he had every reason to be concerned. If he tried to empty the silo, it could collapse and literally create a life or death situation. And, if he left it full without pulling it down, it could fall at any time. Essentially, this silo had to go. And, it would be better to try to guide the silo to the ground, instead of rolling the dice and waiting for fate to take hold. With a crowd of more than 50 farmers gathering to watch the descent of a 25-year-old cement silo filled to the brim, Steve Mandelko could have sold hot dogs and hot chocolate to this crowd. It was cold and the wind was whipping, biting into any visible skin. The collapse was initially anticipated

Monday, April 8, 2013 to take place around 9:45 a.m., but there were a few unexpected challenges. As Ristau Farm Services, from Lanesboro, took their crane with two men in a bucket up to the top of the silo, they wrapped a 5/8 inch cable around the top of the silo. In the distance out in the field, a dozer was waiting to pull the silo to the ground. A tense yet excited crowd awaited the fall of a 600,000 pounds silo. At the first attempt, the dozer moved forward in the field and within about a minute the cable snapped. Fortunately, while there was recoil from the cable flying in the direction of the dozer, nobody was harmed. Interestingly, a number of onlookers pointed to an area at the top of the silo that started to buckle. “Looks like we need to go to


plan B,” said Steve Mandelko. At this point, the farmers and neighboring onlookers had waited this long, so they weren’t going anywhere. They wanted to see this silo come crashing down. For plan B, Scheevel and Sons, and Ristau Farm Services worked together to see what they could do to weaken the foundation of the silo. They removed supporting cables tied to staves on the backside of the silo nearly ten staves high from the ground up. Ron and Aaron of Scheevel and Sons, brought their big bulldozer out on to the field, tied up the cable, and began to pull. As the crowd had hoped, the

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silo began to fall. And, when it fell, there were gasps and a bit of hollering from onlookers. There were even cars and trucks parked alongside the road leading up to the farm. Everyone wanted to see this “Man vs. Silo” event. Fortunately, nobody was injured. Everything went smooth. The silo fell perfectly toward the manure pit. As Ron Scheevel, owner of Scheevel and Sons, said, “I’ve helped take down probably 50 silos in my lifetime, but never have I helped take down a full one like this.” Well, Ristau Farm Services, Scheevel and Sons, Steve Mandelko, and an entire supporting cast can say they’ve taken on a 600,000 pound full silo and won.

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A silo at Steve Mandelko’s farm was leaning to the point it could fall at any moment. Photo by Jason Sethre

Ristau Farm Services and Scheevel and Sons worked together to take the silo down. Photo by Jason Sethre Art & Fashion - Lanesboro Arts Center presents “Mothers and their Dreams,” an exhibit of the works of sculptor Linda Lewis – opening reception Sat., April 13 at 6:00pm at the Lanesboro Arts Center. Goldsmith and jeweler Liz Bucheit has assembled a collection of her pieces inspired by Ibsen’s greatest characters. “Ibsen’s Heroines Adorned” will be on exhibit all weekend at the Commonweal with an opening reception Fri., April 12 at 6:15pm. And don’t miss a retrospective of costumes from past Ibsen productions at the Commonweal and a display of women’s fashions through the years at the Lanesboro Museum. Culture - Over the Back Fence, Fri., April 12 at 7:30pm, St. Mane Theatre. This community variety show features musical guests, comedy, skits, and more – plus a special appearance featuring A Doll’s House and the cast of Miss Julie. Call (507) 467-2446 for ticket information.

Dance - The Tarantella, Sat., April 13 at 1:00 pm. Sons of Norway Hall Members of the Tapestry Folkdance Center in Minneapolis will demonstrate the Tarantella, a Mediterranean folk dance, and offer a comparison to the traditional folk dances of Scandinavia. Lectures - Sat., April 13, Commonweal Theatre. Ibsen scholars from around the globe visit Lanesboro to discuss the legacy of Ibsen’s greatest character – Nora. Presentations begin Sat. at 10am and go throughout the day. Food & Spirits - Enjoy fine Scandinavian cuisine all weekend long at restaurants in Lanesboro. PLUS: new this year – don’t miss the “Spirits of Scandinavia.” Participating establishments will offer Norwegian inspired cocktails and beers! For a complete schedule of events visit or call 467-2525

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Ibsen Fest April 12-14


Norwegian Meatballs with Lingonberries Salmon in a Crust with Caper Dill Sauce Variety of Norwegian Desserts Full Menu Available All Day!

Call For Reservations…Walk-ins Welcome!

Located in downtown Lanesboro 507-467-1050 Open 7 days a week! 11am-7:30pm


CHEF DAVID HARRISON Located next to the Commonweal Theatre 210 Parkway Ave N Lanesboro, MN 55949


LANESBORO LOCAL Join us on Saturday, April 20, 2013 @ 5 pm for

Local Motion – a delectable & daring Dinner Auction In support of Local Food

Held at Eagle Bluff Learning Center

Reserve your ticket for only $ 25 per person (incl. appetizers, music, dinner, bidding options on local experiences and dessert)

By calling 507.467.2944 or email Start your garden right with Seed Savers Exchange Seeds! Available at Lanesboro Local – Open Thu - Sat from 10 am -5 pm 207 Parkway Ave N, Lanesboro, MN 55949

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Saturday, April 13TH Party at the Root River Saloon! Party Starts at 3pm Last Call Meldahl DJ From 6-10pm

Join us for food & fun as we celebrate Peggy’s Birthday!


112 Coffee St. • Lanesboro, MN • 507-467-3355

If you would lIke to advertIse on the lanesboro page, call JulIe at 507-272-4581 for more InformatIon.

Thank you to our Sponsors! Good Shephard Child Care • Rushford, MN Pam’s Corner, Rushford • MN The Creamery/Nordic Lanes • Rushford, MN Root River State Bank • Chatfield, MN Kelly Printing & Signs • Preston, MN Sunshine Foods • Chatfield, MN Chatfield Parts House - Napa • Chatfield, MN Sweet Stop & Sandwich Shoppe • Preston, MN

Awesome Job Kids!

Sarah D. Troyer • Canton Age 9

Daniel D. Hershberger • Harmony Age 7

Lena E. Yoder • Canton Age 5

Edna E. Hershberger • Canton Age 11

Roman J. Mast • Canton Age 11

Mary J. Mast • Canton Age 9

Rebecca J. Hershberger • Harmony Age 10

Andy L. Yoder • Canton Age 12

Joey Pederson • Preston Age 3 1/2

Dannie H. Mersh • Lanesboro Age 12

Timothy • Lanesboro Age 5

Annika Torgerson • Harmony Age 9

Harvey E. Hershberger • Lanesboro Age 5

Verna M. Mast • Canton Age 8

Verna D. Swartzentruber • Canton Age 10

Max M. • Preston Age 5

Inga L. • Houston Age 5

Eli P. Gingerich • Harmony Age 9

Rylan Brand • Rushford Age 2

Austin Brand • Rushford Age 3

Solomon J. Slabaugh • Lanesboro Age 5

Esther J. Hershberger • Harmony Age 9

Maddex • Preston Age 5 1/2

Lillian Hanson • Fountain Age 8 1/2

Barbara A. Hershberger • Canton Age 7

Anna A. Hershberger • Canton Age 5

Verna Hershberger • Canton Age 5

Daniel P. Hershberger • Canton Age 4

Dennis P. Hershberger • Canton Age 6

Sarah E. Slabaugh • Canton Age 12

Mary D. Hershberger • Preston Age 7

Marla J. Slabaugh • Lanesboro Age 8

Henry D. Hershberger • Preston Age 10

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS TUESDAY, APRIL 9 •Knit it Together, 3:30-4:30pm, Preston Public Library. Knitting for all levels. For fundraiser info, call 507-867-3583.* •Bluff Country Toastmasters meet, 5:30pm, Spring Valley Public Library.* •VFW Men’s Auxiliary meeting, 7pm, Spring Valley VFW Hall. •Chatfield AA meets, 7:30pm in the Pio­neer Presbyterian Church, 206 Fillmore St., Chatfield.* •AA Closed Meeting, 8pm, Presbyterian Church, Mill St, Rushford.*

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10 •Spring Valley Area Foodshelf, 2-4pm, 1300 West Tracy Rd, Spring Valley, MN.* •VFW & Auxiliary’s meeting, 7pm, Spring Valley VFW Hall.

•Story Hour, 11am, Harmony Public Library. No school, no story hour.* •Canton Senior Citizens meet, 1pm for cards and visiting, Canton Community Center.* •AA Class “Road’s Journey,” 8pm, 301 E. Franklin St., Spring Valley (a yellow house).*

FRIDAY, APRIL 12 •Chatfield NA meeting, 7:30pm, Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 206 Fillmore St. Chatfield.* •Harmony AA Group, 8pm, Harmony Community Center. For more info call 612-251-3822 or 507-272-2191*


•Relay For Life Garage Sale, 8am-Noon, Wheeler’s, Harmony, MN. Free will donation. Sponsored by Major Heroes. •ELCA Women’s Spring THURSDAY, APRIL 11 Gathering of the Root River •Free Senior Coffee, 9am, Heritage Conference, program starts at Grove, Harmony.* 9am, Chatfield Lutheran Church, •Public Blood Pressure Clinic, Chatfield, MN. Everyone welcome. 9:30-10:30am, Wykoff City Hall, 217 Gold Street N, Wykoff.


MONDAY, April 15 •Community Coffee, 9am, Park Lane Estates, Preston.* •Public Blood Pressure Clinic, 1-3pm, Fillmore County Public Health, 902 Houston Street NW, Preston, MN.*

409 Spring Ave., Preston, MN 55965 • 507-765-4444


•Bloodmobile, 1-7pm, Four Seasons Community Center, 900 N. Kingston St., Caledonia, MN. •VFW Burger Nite, 5-8pm, Spring Valley VFW Hall. •TOPS (take off pounds sensibly) Meeting, Spring Valley Care Center Activity Room. Weigh-in from 5:45-6 p.m. Meeting from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Questions contact Judy at 507-346-2469.*

SUNDAY, APRIL 14 •Birding in Whitewater Wildlife Refuge, 6:30am-3pm, East parking lot of Heinz Center, 1926 College View Rd SE, Rochester, MN. Free and open to the public. •VFW Men’s Auxiliary Fisher House Breakfast, 8-12:30pm, Spring Valley VFW Hall. •Greenfield Lutheran Church building’s 100th anniversary celebration, 9am service, Greenfield Lutheran, Harmony, MN. Special chamber music group performing, potluck luncheon following in fellowship hall.



•Fountain AA Group closed meeting, 7:30pm. Fountain Lutheran Church, south Main St. and Highway 52.*

Professional Guide


•Spring Valley Area Foodshelf, 9-11am, 1300 West Tracy Rd, Spring Valley, MN.* •Mabel Sportsmen’s Club Annual Fish Fry, 5-8pm or ‘til gone, Mabel Legion, Mabel, MN. Music at 9pm. •All You Can Eat Fish Fry, 5pm-Gone, Preston Servicemen’s Club, Carry-outs available. •Lanesboro AA Group, 8:00pm, Bethlehem Lutheran Church. For more info, call 507-251-1771 or 765-2518.*



Gary M. Marcoux, D.D.S. 208 S. Elm Street Rushford, MN

(507) 864-7773

• Family Dental Care • Cosmetic Dentistry/Whitening • New Patients Always Welcome

Pamela Ristau, CPA

Personalized service to accommodate your needs. Accounting, Auditing, Tax Preparation 209 ST. ANTHONY STREET, PRESTON, MN 55965 507-765-2180 or 507-765-3671

Teri Klaehn CPA,



Tax, Payroll and Accounting Services

Quickbooks ProAdvisor

137 W Fillmore St., Preston, MN 55965 507-765-3696 -


assisteD living Park Lane Estates Assisted Living 111 Fillmore Place SE Preston, MN 55965 507-765-9986

“Where Life Begins Again”



65 Main Avenue North, Harmony Marcy Allen, LPC; Paul Broken, MA; Mark Bronson, MS, LICSW; Alan Rodgers, LICSW 8:00am - 4:30pm, Mon-Fri 1-800-422-0161

Psychotherapy, psychiatry, case management, adult rehab mental health services


- a service of DFO Community Corrections.

Sexual Assault Program ~ Victim/Witness Assistance Program All services are free & confidenital

Advocacy, information & assistance for victim/survivors of sexual assualt & other felony crimes. Community & professional education & consultation. Located in the Fillmore County Court House - Preston, MN

MON-FRI 765-2805 OR CALL 24 HR CRISIS LINE TOLL-FREE 1-877-289-0636

This space is available for your business!

Call 507.765.2151 Today or email us at


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Classifieds FOR SALE

Call 507-765-2151 or 800-599-0481 (in 507 area code) FAX 507-765-2468 or e-mail:


Rochester, MN 866-657-4910

NEw FeatHerlite trailerS iN Stock: New Rebates!

• Bobcat S250 Cab • Bobcat S330 Cab • Bobcat T180

• JD 9630T



HIGH EFFICIENCY Outdoor Wood Furnace from Central Boiler burns less wood. 25 year warranty. Theobald Heating Solutions 507-533-4523. swk2tfn- o

2 MALE 2-year old neutered bengal cats. Amazing animals. Brothers best kept together. Call 507-251-3864. s8,15-o

Mel’s Golf Cars LLC closeout on new colored 2012 Yamaha gas and electric golf carts. Example: a $5000 car with small down payment and approved credit the price could be $150/month for 36 months. Many used golf cars available. We are an authorized Yamaha Dealer and provide the highest quality in all our golf carts. 132 Garfield Ave. S. Albert Lea, MN or call Mel at 507-438-2705. s8,15,22- x

16X80 MOBILE HOME in Chatfield. Large windows, central air, all appliances, storage shed. 507-951-8637. May be moved. s8,15-o

• 2013 Car Bumper Pull • 500 Gallon Fuel Trailer • 4 Horse LQ's • 7' x 20' Stock • 20' Wood Floor Stock • 16' Bumper Stock • 7' x 24' Stock • 16' Goose Neck Stock • 7'6" x 32' Stock USEd FeatHerlite trailerS: • 17' Alum. Flatbed • 20' Stock • 20' Flatbed • 16' Stock • Bobcat S185 Cab • Bobcat 873 USEd EqUipMENt: • JD 4610 w/Cab & Loader

FOR SALE SAVAGE ML-11 CAMO .50 Cal. muzzle loader. Very nice gun. 507-864-7705 or 507-459-3023. h25,1,8,15- x

103 20th St. NE, Stewartville, MN ~ Just off Hwy 63

• JD 250 w/Cab

Call the FCJ at 507-765-2151 to advertise or offer news tips!

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• Bobcat S300 • Bobcat 863 w/Cab • NH TC 40 w/loader

EZ-GO & Yamaha GOlf Carts SaleS & Service New & USed

1 MALE 7-month old Dachshund/YorkiePoo cross. Wonderful disposition. Loves kids. Call 507-251-3864. s8,15-o SAWMILLS from only $3,997.00 - Make & save money with your own bandmill - cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info/DVD: www. 800/578-1363 Ext. 300N. MCAN SET OF 4 LIGHT truck tires. General Ameritrac M&S. LT 245/70R17. $300. 507-438-6781. s25tfn - o

Ivan Vreeman harmony, mn 507-273-6928

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

Professional service Guide

Basement Waterproofing



BRUMM’S PLUMBING & HEATING, LLC Tony Brumm • Mabel, MN 55954 Phone: (507)493-5507 • Cell:507-251-9212


WE FIX WET BASEMENTS! Mention this Ad and Receive $100 off Basement Waterproofing System Free Estimates • 507-259-7776 •


Dave’s Plumbing & Heating, Air Conditioning LLC

ServiceMASTER of Chatfield

New Construction & Remodeling• In-Floor Heat • Drain Cleaning

Appliance Sales & Service • New & Used

Professional Cleaning ~

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

Carpet, Furniture, Floors, Furnace Duct Cleaning, Fire & Water Damage, Janitorial Service.

Spring Valley & Preston • Bus. 765-2173 or 346-7879

The clean you expect The service you deserve

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

MELDAHL CONSTRUCTION INC. PETERSON, MN 55962 • 507-875-2496 We Carry • Dryers • Grain Bins for Drying & Storage

& Tear Down , Millwright, Grain Legs, Auger, and Conveyor Construction, Concrete Construction.

-Fans -Heaters -Roof Vents -Floors

speCializing in roofing • New Roof • Flat Roofs • Lawn Care • Storm Damage



Lic# BC474301

(507) 268-4367 CELL (507) 273-0829

AL LARSON & SONS Plumbing & Heating

• New Homes • Remodeling • Air Conditioning

308 St. Anthony St., Preston • Furnace • Drain Cleaning

Calls welcomed any time!


• Insured • Septic systems • New Construction • Remodeling

Dave Swenson Don Tollefsrud Matt Swenson Lic. #008399PJ

Lic. #008744PJ

Lic. #7046

propane gas










Diamond Shelter Sales of Minnesota, LLC

507-493-5282 • Free Estimates



25988 County 14 Preston, MN 55965 Ph/Fax 507-765-2537 Cell 507-951-0731

• Reshingle • Steel Shingles • Snow Removal • Gutter Cleaning

Certified Professional Installer • Chimney Flashings • Workmanship Guaranteed • Competitive Pricing • 24 Hr. res/Comm. Bonded, Insured and Licensed. leak repair Call now for free estimate • 507-251-9220

30 Ton, 136 ft Boom Truck Service THE FIRST BIN DESIGNED FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

Fountain, MN

• New Construction • Remodeling • Insured • Free Estimates • Licensed 507-743-8325 SEE US FOR ALL YOUR HEATING & COOLING NEEDS Randy Newman - 507-421-2536 - GeoSystems

STEVE OVERTON, 507-259-1880 • JIM OVERTON, 507-923-3181 CHATFIELD OFFICE: 507-867-1405 Licensed & Insured • MN Lic #BC422242

(And More!)

and Cabinetry


Roofing • Tear-Off • Storm Damage Insurance Claims • Windows & Siding Full Remodeling




Overton Construction & Exteriors


satellite serviCes Craig Stortz #PL07718

Power Limited Licensed


Serving the Tri-State area Residential & Commercial Accounts for Direct TV & Dishnet. Cable - Phone - Internet - Wiring Canton, MN

Toll Free 866-862-5397 Bus 507-743-8486 Cell 507-259-1454

septiC pumping

For ALL your building and remodeling needs. Many Years of Experience • MARTY HUNGERHOLT, 507-467-2203 • RANDY HARMON, 507-467-2410 • RICHARD NEPSTAD, 507-765-3621


This space is available for your business!

call 507.765.2151 Today or email us at

Nick Stortz #PL07719

With 210 feet of hose!

We’re #1 in the #2 Business Pumping & Agitating

For Fast Courteous Service • Call 507-352-6790

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

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

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. h25,1,8- x

LOOKING FOR QUALIFIED tractor and pump operators for spring work season. Seasonal March-May with opportunities for full-time positions. Wykoff. Call Andrew at 507-421-1387 or Toni at 507-352-4292. h25,1,8- o

HELP WANTED: part time cook at TJ’s Cafe and Convenience in Canton, MN. 507743-8204. h1,8-x

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

FULL AND PART-TIME seasonal semi truck drivers. Class A license required. 2 years driving experience. Clean driving record. Please call 507-533-1034 Mon-Fri 9am-4pm. h25,1,8,15- o

We have an internship opportunity for a person learning the skills with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. This is a non-paying internship with the potential to develop into more. Starting with a flexible schedule with opportunities for growth. This job will be the right fit for someone just starting out, that has great attention to details, positive customer relations skills and a flair for design. Activities will not be limited to design. Please send a letter of interest and design samples to Editor, Fillmore County Journal, P.O. Box 496, Preston, MN, 55965 or email to

Please call 507-765-2151 for more information.


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

It pays to work 2 shIft! apply today. nd

REAp THE REwARDS . . . • • • • •

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

• • • • • •

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

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



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

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

Apply now!

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

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

Full Time Public Health Nurse (Community Services Department)

LOOKING FOR PART-TIME server and part-time line cook. Apply in person. 219 S. Main, Chatfield. 507-867-1633. h8tfn-o


FILLMORE COUNTY is seeking applications for a full-time Public Health Nurse in the Community Services Department, Public Health Division. This is a regular, exempt position, eligible for benefits. Qualifications: Requires minimum of Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in nursing from a four-year college or university; two years public health experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidates must also be a licensed public health nurse or show ability to obtain license by start date. Flexible scheduling and a wide variety of responsibilities. Market adjustments to the starting wage possible dependent on qualifications.

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

Job description and application materials may be obtained from:; Fillmore County Coordinator’s Office, 101 Fillmore Street, P. O. Box 466, Preston, MN 55965; or by phone at (507) 765-4566. Current County application form REQUIRED. Resumes accepted but not in lieu of a completed application. County employees are eligible to apply for this position along with the public.

ROOMMATE WANTED for apartment in downtown Preston. 507-951-8637. r8,15-o

Application Deadline: April 19, 2013. EOE

SPRING GROVE - SPRING GROVE MANOR: Rent 30% of Income! 1 bedroom apartments now available for seniors 62+ or disabled. New siding and windows. On-site laundry, large community room for family gatherings. 507-498-5780. Equal Housing Opportunity. r8,15,22,29-o

Now Hiring! SMG Web Design, a rapidly growing web design and hosting company located in Preston, MN, is seeking a PART-TIME GRAPHIC / WEB DESIGNER who has a desire to help local businesses expand their horizons with a strong web presence. Applicants should be versed in the areas of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash and Dreamweaver. Candidates with knowledge in the areas of HTML, PHP, CSS, JavaScript and MySQL are preferred. Understanding of social media management, web analytics, and SEO a plus. Starting with an average of 20 hours per week with opportunities for growth into a full-time position, this career opportunity will be the right fit for someone with great attention to detail, positive customer relations skills and a flair for design.

Please submit a letter of interest, design samples and a resume to SMG Web Design, PO Box 496, Preston, MN, 55965, or e-mail to jason@smgwebdesign. com, or contact Jason Sethre for more information at 507-765-2704.

SMG Design


Need something to do this summer?

HIRING FOR UPCOMING SEASON. Part-time housekeeping. Morning hours. Must work most Sundays. Please inquire at 507-467-2999 or stop by Brewster’s Red Hotel, Lanesboro. h25,1,8- o

PART TIME CLEANING help needed. Anna V’s Bed & Breakfast, Lanesboro. Flexible hours, includes every other weekend. 507-467-2686. h1,8-o

Are you creative?

The Fillmore County Journal is expanding, which means we need another


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 detail, 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 Editor, Fillmore County Journal, P.O. Box 496, Preston, MN, 55965 or email to

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 FOR RENT, Preston. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage. Call 507-259-6961. r25tfn- o

HARMONY - HARMONY MANOR: Rent 30% of Income! 1BR units now available for seniors 62+ or disabled. New siding and windows. On-site laundry, large community room and covered patio for gatherings. Call ROSIE 507-886-2137. Equal Housing Opportunity. r8,15,22,29-o

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

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

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EMPLOYMENT NEW RICHLAND CARE CENTER has day and evening CNA positions and a night nurse position available immediately. Benefits apply to all positions. Please apply on our website: or call 507-465-3292 for an application. EOE. h8,15,22-x HELP WANTED PART-TIME: 1) Experienced floral designer. 2) Experienced help for retail sales. Send resume to: PO Box 426, Mabel, MN 55954. h8,15-o HELP WANTED: Aroma Pie Shop, Whalan. Part-time. Call 507-467-2623 or 612-701-7777. h8-o


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EMPLOYMENT ROOT RIVER HARDWOODS Kiln Dried Lumber Store is looking for an experienced, courteous, truck driver/material handler. Class A license and current DOT health card reqired. Must be able to carry 100 plus pounds. Fork lift experience a plus. Will work in the Preston millwork shop when not delivering. Average of 45 hours per week, Monday through Friday with some Saturdays. RRHI offers health insurance, a retirement plan along with other benefits. Please call 507-765-2284 and ask for Andy. h8,15-o ARE YOU A CARING person? Spring Valley Senior Living is looking for responsible awake staff for overnight 10:30pm7am shift in Housing with Services setting. Job includes housekeeping, minimal cares, etc. Shift differential. Up to 64 hours per 2 week pay period. Must work every other weekend. Please send application or resume to Spring Valley Senior Living. Attn: Human Resources, 800 Memorial Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975, or e-mail EOE. h8,15-o

EMPLOYMENT SPRING VALLEY SENIOR LIVING is looking for a caring person for the 3:30pm10:30pm shift in the Housing with Services setting. Part-time position includes housekeeping, minimal cares, serving meals, minimal planned activities, etc. Must work every other weekend. Please send application or resume to Spring Valley Senior Living. Attn: Human Resources, 800 Memorial Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975, or e-mail EOE. h8,15-o OTR DRIVERS Sign on bonus $1,000$1,200. Up to 45 CPM. Full-time positions with benefits! Pet policy. O/O’s welcome! deBoer Transportation 800/825-8511 www. MCAN



Rummage Sale Rushford: 106 Walnut April 13th 7am-3pm. Many nice household items, antiques, furniture (dressers, desk, tables, piano, china hutch), treadle sewing machine, ‘90 Saab convertible. Rain or shine! g8-o

THANK YOU FOR the prayers, phone calls, visits, flowers and food brought to our home since my surgery and recovery. A special thank you to my family for all the loving care and help you gave me. God bless you all. Sandy Marzolf. t8-o ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

CLEARANCE SALE: 212 Main, Chatfield. April 9-30; Tues-Sun. 10am6pm. Clothing, shoes, household items, much more. 507-398-6381 for info. g8-o RELAY FOR LIFE garage sale at Wheeler’s April 13 from 8-12. Free will donation. Sponsored by Major Heroes. g8-o

DRIVER Two raises in first year. Qualify for any portion of $.03/mile quarterly bonus: $.01 safety, $.01 production, $.01 MPG. 3 months OTR experience. 800/4149569 MCAN

Good Shepherd Lutheran ServiceS

K-12 Visual Art Teacher for 2013-2014

has current openings for experienced, mature and caring individuals

Rushford-Peterson Schools-ISD 239 is currently accepting applications for a K-12 Visual Art Teacher for the 2013-2014 school year. This position will begin on August 26, 2013. Interested candidates must possess a K-12 Visual Arts Teaching License.

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

If interested, qualified candidates should submit their completed ISD 239 application, letter of interest, resume, 3 current letters of recommendation, transcripts, and a copy of current licensure issued from the Minnesota Department of Education. Application for employment can be found at the R-P Schools homepage by clicking on the district tab. Submit materials to: Mr. Shane McBroom, Principal, 102 North Mill Street P.O. Box 627 Rushford, MN 55971 Application deadline – April 19, 2013 EOE

Part-Time Cook

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

Good Shepherd Lutheran Services Creative Christian Living and Human Service

Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider

Express Employment Professionals Invites you to our JOB FAIR

“THANKS A MILLION” to my family, friends, neighbors and relatives for all the beautiful flowers, cards, and food brought in, and the many acts of kindness shown to me while in the hospital and upon my return home. Also, thanks to Pastor Jore for his visits. Appreciate everything and love you all. Geri Hellickson t8-x ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ELMIRA ROSHEIM wants to thank all who sent cards, gifts, well wishes and visited while at the hospital and nursing homes. Also Pastor Dan for his words of comfort. God’s Blessings. t8-x ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ THE FAMILY OF Arlene Ferden would like to extend our appreciation to the countless community members who helped fill her life with joy over her past several years. During the 14 years of her stay at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home, she received the best care and compassion. In addition we offer our special thanks to Pastors Ronald and Janet Warnes, Sandy and Maynard Thompson, Linda Kingsbury, the Peterson American Legion Auxiliary Post 526, and all those who helped prepare and serve the delicious lunch after the beautiful memorial service at Grace Lutheran Church in Peterson. We consider all of you a blessing and sincerely thank you. t8-x ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SINCERE THANKS for the get well cards, calls, visits, prayers and food, and to our family and friends for all the support, help and trips made. God Bless you. Helen Tangen t8-o ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Monday, April 15th • 9:00am – 11:00am Southern Hills Community Room 305 21st St. NW • Stewartville, MN 55976

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

Express Employment Professionals Immediate Openings for □ Welders □ Carpenters □ Woodworkers □ Industrial Painters □ Assemblers (light or heavy) In the Stewartville Area If you have experience in these areas we’d like to talk to you! Qualifications: • 6 months recent, positive work history • Ability to read and speak English • Ability to lift up to 50lbs, walk and stand, on a repetitive basis Express Employment Professionals Offers: • Wages range from $8-$12 • Long-term career opportunities • Vacation and Holiday pay • 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift opportunities

For more information contact: 2518 North Broadway, Rochester 507-285-1616 or 1-800-331-0853

• • •

Multiple Openings Administrative • Full-time Industrial • Part-time Professional For more information contact:

2518 North Broadway, Rochester 507-285-1616 or 1-800-331-0853 Employment Opportunity:

• LEAD Preschool Teacher at Good Shepherd Child Care Center • Full Time Hours M-F 7:00-3:00 or negotiable Competitive Benefits including pension, vacation/holiday and sick leave, health/life insurance, dental insurance, discounted child care, scholarship opportunities, flexible health care spending account.

Required Qualifications:

• Previous Child Care Experience • Must be qualified as a Teacher and meet Licensing Standards (Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood or related field preferred) • Must have previous experience developing and implementing curriculum • Basic computer skills Please contact Jenny Carrier, Director for additional information. Applications are available on-line at Come join a great team and help provide quality programs and excellent care for children in our community.

Good Shepherd Child Care

800 Home Street PO Box 747 • Rushford, MN 507-864-7714

Please help support our students by sending memorials and donations.

Local Dollars Support Local Students! Donations to Fillmore Central Dollars for Scholars may be sent to: Joyce Hellickson 23997 County 14 Preston, MN 55965 – or – Vicky Tribon, CPA 15 Center Street PO Box 305 Harmony, MN 55939 – or – dropped off at Fillmore Central Schools, Preston Public Library, or the office of Vicky Tribon, 15 Center St. in Harmony.

Call the FCJ at 507-765-2151 to advertise or offer news tips! 2+ COMMERCIAL LOTS


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

• 4 Bedrooms • 0.40 ac • 135’ of Highway 52 frontage • Nice View of Mill Creek Park • 2 Car Garage


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


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





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

$109,900 303 TWIFORD ST SW, CHATFIELD #4043283


$89,900 #4042274



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


$119,900 521 MAIN ST S, CHATFIELD



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

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

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$144,900 • 4 Bedrooms • 2 baths • 2 Car garage • Hardwood floors • Open Staircase • Sunroom • Remodeled 2nd floor • Steel Siding • New roof • Fenced backyard

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



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




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


$65,900 315 SILVER ST N, WYKOFF


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

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


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




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

(507) 346-2060 Cell: 507-951-2071 Toll-Free: 888-835-8141

Open House!

122 1St St. e, StewartVille $116,500

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Charming 1 1/2 story home in Stewartville. Totally updated and renovated including new kitchen with laminate floors, new cabinets, countertop and stainless steel appliances, mud room, neutral flooring in living room, full bath on main floor, main floor bedroom, large master bedroom with walk in closet, double detached garage and permanent siding. Priced to sell!

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22896 Oak Hill Dr., Spring Valley $189,000

SaturDay, april 13tH 1:00-2:30pM

Wooded acreage in rural subdivision. Conveniently located near town with a “country” flare. This multi-level home has 3 bdrms, 2.5 baths, hardwood floors, formal dining area & eat in kitchen, family room, sauna & whirlpool tub, gazebo, deck, front porch, 2 car attached garage with another detached 2 car garage & workshop. You’ll love the seclusion, perennial gardens and black top drive. The home was built in 1990 and sits on approximately 1 acre of land.


• 3 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Open Layout • Updated Commercial building

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318 w. HigH St., Spring Valley $69,900 You’ll fall in love with the size of this yard! 3 bdrm home with new flooring, freshly painted interior, eat in kitchen and formal dining area, main floor laundry 2 car detached garage plus a stone storage shed. Great place to start out!

SOLD • 4 Bedroom •S 2 Bath O• L2,496Dsq. ft. 213 DIVISION ST NE, CHATFIELD • 3 Main floor bedrooms SOL•D2 Baths • 2 Car Garage 10939 55TH ST SE, EYOTA SOLD 1036 LONE STONE CT. SE, CHATFIELD SOLD 117 FILLMORE ST W, PRESTON SOLD 21757 COUNTY 2, CHATFIELD

• 4 Bedroom • 3 Bath • Loaded with Character

• 4 Bedroom • 3 Baths • Fireplace • Main floor laundry

Brenda Sheldon, ABR, GRI


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


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






$99,900 205 MAIN ST, FOUNTAIN


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




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

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




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

405 rObert St., OStranDer $107,500

15478 Cty 9 preStOn $105,000 If you are looking for small town quiet living look no further. In the small village of Greenleafton you will find a beautiful 3 bdrm, 2 bath walk out ranch style home. The lower level is completely finished with new updated neutral carpet, bath, office area currently used as guest room, and large family room. The upper level has 3 bdrms, bath, eat in kitchen, main floor laundry, dining area and deck off kitchen area overlooking back yard. The back yard is private with many mature trees. It is move in ready!

A lot of house for the money! Enjoy the quiet community of Ostrander with this 3-4 bedroom home, 2 baths, large open kitchen/dining area, formal living room and family room on main floor. Lower level has large family with large enough for a pool table and a den/study that could be the 4th bedroom. 2 car attached garage and patio area.

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$124,900 101 Pleasant st. e., lanesboro

3 Bedrooms • Main Floor Laundry • Remodeled Kitchen • 3/10 Acre Lot • Formal Living • Formal Dining • Open Staircase • New Roof, Windows, Vinvyl Siding • Large Deck

$389,900 2103 margaret st., CHatfield

2.8 acres • Private setting • Steel Siding • 3-car Heated Garage • 2 Fireplaces • W/O • Patio • Abundance Of Wildlife • Wood Floors • Main Floor Laundry/Mudroom • Open Floor Plan



6164 39tH ave nw, roCHester

4 Bedrooms • 3 Baths • Master Bath • Main Floor Laundry • 3 Car Heated Garage • Open Floor Plan • W/O To Patio • Large Deck




322 ProsPeCt st., CHatfield

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

605 1/2 CalHoun ave., lanesboro

3 Bedroom • 2 full baths • Walk-out insulated garage • Living room • Dining room • Family Room

$234,900 310 maPle st., lanesboro

3 Bedroom on main floor • Wheel Chair Assess. In-Floor Heat in House & Garage •3 Baths Main Floor Laundry • Fireplace

$99,900 25 fillmore st., CHatfield

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

$117,500 14 winona st., CHatfield

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

418 winona st., CHatfield

4 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Wood Floors • 4 Season Porch • 9’ Ceilings • Maple Kitchen Cabinet • New Windows & Doors • 988 sq. ft. garage w/ heated shop • 6/10 acre lot • Porch • Patio • Main Floor Laundry • Alot of Storage Garden • Firepit • Formal Dining • Living room

$184,900 572 6tH Ct se, dover Immaculate New Ranch • Main Floor Laundry/Mud Room • Vinyl Siding • 9’ Ceilings • 2 Car Insulated Garage • Open Kitchen & Dining • Bull Nose Corners • Cul-De-Sac

13947 117 st. se, CHatfield

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

$349,900 249 HigHway 63 n., raCine

Approx. 6 Acres • Private Setting W/ Woods & Pasture • 5 Bedrooms • 3 Baths • Open Floor Plan • Main Floor Laundry/ Mudroom • Sunken Living Room • Sun Room • Dining Room • Family Room • Master Bath W/ Jacuzzi • 2 Car Heated Garage • Horse Shed • 24 x 32 Heated Shed • Wrap Around Deck W/ 30’ Pool • All Fenced • Additional Outbuildings • Covered Porch


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



$109,900 312 benCH st. sw, CHatfield

3+ Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Gas Fireplace 2 Car Garage • New Roof • Vinyl Siding

$110,000 704 kenilwortH ave., lanesboro

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



$159,900 19405 st. HigHway 80, wykoff

CommerCial building - wykoff 4+ Acres • 4 Bedroom • Main floor laundry • Completely renovated building that is ideal for Large deck • 720 Sq. Ft. Garage • Large Ranch • 707 roCHelle ave s., lanesboro any type of restaurant, catering or other business Enclosed Breezeway 2 Story • 3+ Bedrooms • Porch opportunity. The lower level is finished for additional 2 Full Baths • Main Floor Laundry • 2 Car Garage space. $199,900 CommerCial building - lanesboro Great opportunity to own large commercial building in a high traffic area. Potential business could be retail, restaurant/bar, convenience store/ grocery, crafts or many other uses. Can be divided $149,900 off. Apartment above for rental or personal use. $98,500 $64,500 11687 deer road, mabel new listing - CommerCial building 30 millHouse lane sw, CHatfield Cabin on 16 acres • Knotty Pine • Steel siding • New well & septic • Covered porch • In-floor heat • Townhouse • 2 Large Bedrooms • Eye Level Living • Attached 206 Main St. Chatfield. Great rental income, Garage • New Appliances • New Private Deck • Open Floor Plan multiple business rental, 2 apartments rental, newer Loft area • Laundry furnaces, ideal location. $109,000


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CITY OF PRESTON SUMMARY PUBLICATION OF ORDINANCE #272 Adopted by the Preston City Council on March 4, 2013 An Ordinance granting Minnesota Energy Resources, a subsidiary of Integrys Energy Group, a Delaware corporation, its successors and assigns, a natural gas franchise and the authority to construct, operate, maintain, and extend a natural gas distribution plant and system, and granting the right to use the streets, alleys, and other public places within the present or future corporate limits of the City, of Preston, Minnesota. The term of the Franchise Agreement is 25 years. The Franchise Agreement addresses the following items: GOVERNING RULES AND REGULATIONS, CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE OF COMPANY FACILITIES, EXTENSION OF COMPANY FACILITIES, RELOCATION OF COMPANY FACILITIES, FORCE MAJEURE, HOLD HARMLESS, SEVERABILITY, NON WAIVER, REPEAL CONFLICTING ORDINANCES, EFFECT AND INTERPRETATION OF ORDINANCE and EFFECTIVE DATE AND ACCEPTANCE The Franchise Agreement does not address rates or a franchise fee. A printed copy of the ordinance is available for inspection by any person during regular office hours at Preston City Hall and the Preston Public Library. Joe Hoffman City Administrator City of Preston Publish 8

COUNTY PROJECTS BIDS CLOSE MAY 6, 2013 FILLMORE COUNTY, MN NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be accepted by the County Engineer, at the Fillmore County Highway Department, Preston, MN. Until 1:30 p.m. on the 6th day of May, 2013, for the following projects: SAP 023-624-007: Concrete Paving, Aggregate Shouldering and Striping, located on CSAH 24 between the Jcts. of CSAH 23 and TH 43. Major quantities include construction of concrete pavement, aggregate shouldering & striping. Plan and Proposal price is $50.00 picked up, and $55.00 if sent by US mail. SAP 023-623-027: Mill Bituminous Surface, Bituminous Pavement Reclamation, Bituminous Surfacing, Aggregate Shouldering & Striping, located on CSAH 23 between the Jcts. of TH 52 and CSAH 24. Major quantities include milling bituminous surface, bituminous pavement reclamation, bituminous surfacing, aggregate shouldering and striping. Plan and Proposal price is $50.00 picked up, and $55.00 if sent by US mail. Plans, Proposal and Specifications can be examined and obtained from the Fillmore County Highway Department, 909 Houston Street NW, Preston, MN 55965, ph. # 507-765-3854. Request for plans and proposals must be accompanied by a check, draft or a money order, payable to the Fillmore County Treasurer, in the amount mentioned above. Bids submitted must be individually sealed, and identified on the outside for each specific project. A bidder’s bond or a certified check in the amount of at least 5% of the total amount bid and payable must accompany the bid to the Treasurer of Fillmore County. Fillmore County reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Dated: April 1, 2013 Ronald Gregg, County Engineer Fillmore County, MN Publish 8,15,22

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ASSESSMENT NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That the Board of Appeal and Equalization of the Township of Yucatan in Houston County, Minnesota, will meet at the Office of the Clerk in said township, at 6:00 o’clock p.m., on Tuesday the 23rd day of April, 2013 for the purpose of reviewing and correcting the assessment of said township for the year 2013. All persons considering themselves aggrieved by said assessment, or who wish to complain that the property of another is assessed too low, are hereby notified to appear at said meeting, and show cause of having such assessment corrected. No complaint that another person is assessed too low will be acted upon until the person so assessed, or his agent, shall have been notified of such complaint. Given under my hand this 11th day of February, 2013. Linda S. Griggs Clerk of the Township of Yucatan Publish 8


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li new 45 1St ave SW HarmoNy, mN

Great location within walking distance to most anything! This home has a great yard, large garage. 3 bedroom 2 bath home offers potential at this price! Det 2 car garage. $59,300

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

355 3rd ave Se, HarmoNy, mN

Spacious ranch on corner lot. Very nice kitchen, oak cabinets and breakfast bar area. Master bath and Guest bedroom & bath. Priced to sell! Large 2 car att garage. $95,000


Bristol township rock quotes Bristol Township will receive quotes for crushed rock that meet the state specifications to be delivered and spread on township roads by order of the supervisors. Certificate of insurance must accompany all bids. Quotes must be in the hands of the clerk of Bristol Township by Monday, April 8, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. The board reserves the right to reject any or all quotes. Eunice Biel, clerk 24983 120th St. Harmony, MN 55939 Publish 8

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28821 Cty 25 PeterSoN, mN

Wonderful view from every room! Space for family, friends, hobbies & home business. Vaulted ceilings, granite counter tops, fireplace. LL features hot tub & workout area. Att 2 car plus 30x40 det additional land available. $267,900


2.5 A 435 main ave S, HarmoNy, mN

Adorable move in ready home. Updated paint and flooring in dining & living rooms with 9ft ceilings. Eat in kitchen plus main floor laundry, baths and bedrooms. 3rd bedroom loft area with storage space. Det 2 car garage. $68,000

210 Center St. W HarmoNy, mN

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

55 2Nd ave Se HarmoNy, mN

330 main ave S, HarmoNy, mN

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

25 3rd ave NW, HarmoNy, mN

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

Move in ready! 4 bedroom 2 bathroom Updated kitchen and baths. Wood floors, high ceilings, built ins on main floor. Lower level family room. Walk up attic. Front covered porch and partially fenced back yard. Insulated 3 car garage. New shingles in 2009. $118,900

Spacious 3 bedroom 2 bath ranch home on a quiet street with hardwood floors. Family room with stone fireplace. 3 season porch to enjoy country views. $104,900

285 Niagara Ct, HarmoNy, mN

30 3rd ave NW, HarmoNy, mN

401 County rd 8, FoUNtaIN, mN Generous living space, oak hardwood floors. 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home. Nice kitchen. Heated 2 car att garage. Seller invites your offer! $98,900

Country views! 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home. Great kitchen with plenty of cabinets and patio door to back deck. Shingles, siding & windows updated in 2005. 1 car att garage. $78,000



Simple lines, means smart design. Super smart layout & use of space 2 good sized bedrooms. Oak hardwoods, updated windows & shingles, private covered patio and super sized 1 car det garage. Make an offer! $68,000





Church Hill School Condos LaNeSboro, mN

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

611 Kenilworth ave S, LaNeSboro, mN

Once in a lifetime opportunity to own this Victorian overflowing with character and charm.4 bedroom, 4 bath, 3 stories plus finished basement. B & B licensed. $349,900

Church Hill School Condos LaNeSboro, mN Beautiful high ceilings & open, bright feel of this home, 2 bedroom.The warmth of wood offers yet a neutral decor to welcome your furnishings. Open & Adjacent to Unit 202, purchase together or separate. Rent to own option! $100,000



24754 210tH St, PreStoN, mN

rreess! 1100 AAcc 45742 Cty 29, mabeL, mN

A Slice of Country! Well cared for spacious home with att. 3 car insulated garage and 32 x 40 steel shed. Fenced area for a small pasture. Wonderful setting, just a short walk to the Root River & only a few miles to Forestville State Park. $156,000

Quality custom built ranch home & 2 car garage. LL finished with family room, pool table, ¾ bath, and office. Super for the Outdoor Lover! A few steps to Public Access trout stream and State Land close by. $259,900

Church Hill School Condos LaNeSboro, mN

XXX Hwy 52 e CaNtoN, mN Great spot to build a home, beautiful trees open area for pasture or clear for cropland. Addition 25+/- acres available $63,750

An old school building totally renovated large bedroom with walk in closet. The large space is super for entertaining. Open & adjacent to Unit 201, buy one or both. Option to purchase garage stall separately. Rent to own option. $115,000

XXX Hwy 52 e CaNtoN, mN

25 Acres with beautiful trees. Super location to build or clear for crop land, access off of county 23 just off intersection. Additional 12+/- acres available. $125,000



38608 Cty 24, LeNora, mN

Country charmer! Well cared for 2 bedroom, 1 ½ bath home. Newer garage w/ loft & greenhouse. Amish built summer kitchen. Rural zoning. $74,900

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Great opportunity and super location the courthouse square. Main floor 1298 sq ft of space currently office with great rental lease in place. Upstairs offers an additional 3 offices, bathroom and spacious break room area. Basement is equipped with shelving and offers nice storage.

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2004 Build, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with walk out basement. LL offers family room, 4th bedroom, and future bath. 2 car detached garage plus shop. 1.67 acre lot.

401 North St NW PreStoN, mN Brick home with beautiful original oak hardwood floors & woodwork on the main floor, open staircase. 3 season front porch and 2 covered back porches to enjoy. Corner lot great curb appeal.

405 Spring St. NW, PreStoN, mN

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Nice 3 bedroom, 1 ¾ bath home with an up- Relax & Enjoy! Lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath, dated galley kitchen open to family room, and townhome. Great layout with generous sized a nice wooded backyard. Large family room rooms. Attached garage, CA, patio, appliaddition with fireplace. ances included.

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ORDINANCE AMENDING CITY OF LANESBORO LODGING TAX ORDINANCE NO. 2-24-92 An Ordinance Amending City of Lanesboro Ordinance Number 2-24-92, captioned an Ordinance Establishing a Tax Imposed upon Lodging The City of Lanesboro (“City”) ordains as follows: (a)Purpose. In order to increase commerce and to provide for a vibrant City atmosphere that will attract tourism and convention business to the City, it is essential that the City be marketed and promoted by a local convention and tourist bureau, or entity approved by the City as acting as a local convention and tourism bureau. (b)Lodging tax establishment. In furtherance of that purpose, and pursuant to Minnesota Statutes § 469.190, a tax of three percent is hereby imposed on the gross receipts generated within the City from the furnishing for consideration of lodging at any establishment that charges a fee, including but not limited to bed and breakfasts, campgrounds or campsites, hotels, motels, rooming houses, tourist courts or resorts, other than the renting or leasing of lodging for a continual period of 30 days or more. The establishment of this lodging tax is hereby applied to the City of Lanesboro and any governmental jurisdiction that has contractual obligations with the City of Lanesboro regarding lodging tax. (c)Collection. Any person, corporation, partnership or association (operator) that provides lodging to others must collect the tax at the time lodging charges are paid. The amount of tax must be separately stated from the lodging charges and held in trust for the City until remitted to the City. (d)Payments and returns. The taxes imposed by this section must be paid by the operator to the City monthly, and not later than 20 days after the end of the calendar month in which the taxes were collected. At the time of payment, the operator must submit a return upon forms provided by the City. The return must contain the following minimum information: (1)The total amount of rent collected for lodging during the period covered by the return. (2)The amount of tax required to be collected and due for the period. (3)The signature of the person filing the return or that of his agent duly authorized in writing. (4)The period covered by the return. (5)The amount of uncollectible rental charges subject to the lodging tax. The operator may offset against the taxes payable with respect to any reporting period, the amount of taxes imposed by this section previously paid as a result of any transaction, the consideration for which became uncollectible, and exclude from charges subject to the tax, any person whose occupancy is beyond the power of the City to tax by reason of the federal law or international treaty. (e)Examination of return, information gathered, adjustments, notices and demands. The City must, after a return is filed, examine the return and make any examination of the records and accounts of the person making the return deemed necessary for determining its correctness. The tax computed on the basis of the examination is the tax to be paid. If the tax due is found to be greater than that paid, the excess must be paid to the City within ten days after receipt of a notice thereof given either personally or sent by registered mail to the address shown on the return. If the tax paid is greater than the tax found to be due, the excess must be refunded by the City to the person who paid the tax within ten days after determination of the refund. (f)Failure to file a return. Subd. 1. If any person required by this section to file a return fails to do so within the time prescribed, or makes willfully or otherwise an incorrect, false or fraudulent return, upon written notice and demand, the person must file a return or a corrected return within ten days of receipt of written notice and must at the same time pay any tax due. If a person fails to file a return or corrected return, the City must make a return or corrected return for the person based upon the knowledge and information and assess a tax on the basis thereof, which tax (less any payments theretofore made on account of the tax for the taxable period covered by the return) must be paid within ten days of the receipt of written notice and demand for payment. Any return or assessment made by the City is prima facie correct and valid, and the burden of proving to the contrary rests with any person in any action or proceeding in respect thereto. Subd. 2. Upon a showing of good cause, the City may grant an operator one 30-day extension of time within which to file a return and make payment of taxes as required by this section, provided that interest during the period of extension must be added to the taxes due at the rate of eight percent per annum. (g)Penalties. Subd. 1. If any tax imposed by this section is not paid within the time required for payment, or an extension, there must be added a penalty equal to ten percent of

the amount remaining unpaid. Subd. 2. If any person willfully fails to file any return or make any payment required by this section, or willfully files a false or fraudulent return or willfully attempts in any manner to evade or defeat the tax or payment thereof, there must also be imposed as a penalty an amount equal to 50 percent of any tax (less any amounts paid on the basis of the false or fraudulent return) found due for the period to which the return related. The penalty imposed by this section must be collected as part of the tax and are in addition to any other penalties provided by this section. Subd. 3. All payments received will be credited first to penalties, next to interest and then to the tax due. Subd. 4. The amount of tax not timely paid, together with any penalty provided by this section, will bear interest at the rate of eight percent per annum from the time the tax should have been paid until payment is made. Any interest and penalty will be added to the tax. Subd. 5. In the event that any tax remains unpaid for 30 days after it is due, in addition to the right to institute legal action to collect the amounts due, the City may certify the tax, together with any penalty, interest and costs, to the county auditor for collection with the real estate taxes. Subd. 6. In the event an operator is in violation of any provisions in this ordinance, may suspend or revoke the operator’s lodging permit, to operate a lodging facility in the City of Lanesboro, or within the jurisdictional confines of other governmental entities that have a contractual relationship, with the City of Lanesboro, for collecting and administering their lodging tax revenues. This suspension may be for up to twelve months. (h)Examine records. Persons acting on behalf of the City and authorized in writing by the City may examine the books, papers and records of any operator in order to verify the accuracy of any return made or, if no return was made, to ascertain the tax as provided in this section. Every such operator must give to the City the means, facilities and opportunity for examinations and investigations as are hereby authorized. The City may request, annually, all operators to provide a copy of their business tax return (page 1 of the Form 1120, 1120S, 1065 or 1040 Schedule C) by June 30th of the following year. The City would then compare the revenue reported on the tax return to the amount of tax submitted for the year to determine if the amount reported is reasonable. Any significant variances would be investigated. The City may select 2 to 5 operators annually for an on-site audit of their occupancy documentation. The City will compare the occupancy statistics multiplied by the room rates to compare to the amount reported. This may be done for two months, and expanded if variances are noted. (i)Disposition of proceeds. Ninety-five percent of the proceeds must be used to fund a local convention and tourist bureau for the purpose of marketing and promoting the City as a convention and tourist center and for that purpose, the City is authorized to enter into an agreement with the Greater Lanesboro Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. (j)Violations. Any person who willfully fails to make a return by this section or who fails to pay the tax after written demand for payment, or who fails to remit the taxes collected or any penalty or interest imposed by this section after written demand for payment, or who refuses to permit the City’s authorized agents to examine the books, records and papers under their control, or who willfully makes any incomplete, false or fraudulent return is guilty of a misdemeanor. (k)Appeals. Subd. 1. Any operator aggrieved by any notice, order or determination made by the City under this section, except for the criminal penalties, may file a petition for review of such notice, order or determination. The petition shall contain the name of petitioner, petitioner’s address and the location of the lodging subject to the notice, order or determination. The appeal must be first heard by the City administrator. Appeal may be made to the City council by the aggrieved party filing a written notice of appeal with the City clerk within ten days after the administrator’s determination is made to the appellant. (l)Effective date. This section will be in full force and effect from and after its date of publication and will establish the tax set forth in this section upon gross lodging receipts generated beginning on April 1, 2013 and thereafter, unless revised by action of the City Council. (m)Annual report. The Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) Board must provide the City council an annual final report prior to December 1 of each year. At a minimum, the report must account for income and expenses of the CVB for the year, and propose a budget for the following year. (n) Retention of Provisions of Ordinance Number 2-24-92. To the extent not inconsistent herewith, the remaining provisions of Ordinance No. 2-24-92 remain in full force and effect. Adopted by the City of Lanesboro on March 4, 2013.

CITY OF LANESBORO: By: /s/ Steven Rahn Steven Rahn, Mayor Attest: /s/ Bobbie Vickerman Bobbie Vickerman, City Administrator/ Clerk Published in the Fillmore County Journal on April 8, 2013. Publish 8

Dated: 3/17/2013 Signed: /s/ Sue M. Miehlisch Sue M. Miehlisch, Owner/Manager Publish 8,15

rock bid newburg township Newburg Township is now accepting bids for crushed rock to be delivered and spread upon township roads as needed or loaded at the pile. Bids must be in the hands of the clerk by 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2013. The township reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Genette Halverson Township Clerk Publish 1,8

NORWAY TOWNSHIP SUMNER TOWNSHIP ACCEPTING QUOTES The Sumner Township Board will accept quotes for patrolling and snowplowing with equipment of at least 140 horsepower for the coming year that runs from May 1, 2013 through April 30, 2014. The Board requires a truck capable of spreading rock on icy roads and a loader available for loading rock. A certificate of insurance must accompany all quotes with a minimum of one million dollars in coverage. Quotes are also being accepted for class 2 aggregate that meets state specifications by the ton only with charges verified by weight tickets, with and without delivery rates, with delivery and spreading to be started no later than June 1, 2013 and completed by June 20, 2014. A certificate of insurance must accompany all quotes with a minimum of one million dollars in coverage. Quotes must be in an envelope marked “Quote Enclosed” and be in the hands of the Clerk by 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 22, 2013 or can be delivered to the Township Supervisors’ April 22 meeting at 7:30 p.m. Quotes will be discussed at the April meeting and the board reserves the right to negotiate, accept or reject any or all quotes. Melinda Miller Clerk, Sumner Township 14385 320th St. Stewartville, MN 55976 Publish 8,15 Minnesota Secretary Of State CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME AMENDMENT TO ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 333 1. List the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: LANESBORO HAIR CARE 2. Principal Place of Business: 403 Parkway Ave. N. Lanesboro, MN 55949 3. List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name, OR if an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address: Sue Miehlisch 23932 Fox Rd. Lanesboro, MN 55949 4. This certificate is an amendment of Certificate of Assumed Name File Number: 4178845-2 Originally filed on: 2/11/2011 Under the name: Lanesboro Hair Care 5. I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath.

SUMMARY OF MINUTES MARCH 26, 2013 COUNTY BOARD MEETING The Fillmore County Board met in special session at the Courthouse in the City of Preston. All members were present. Also present were the Coordinator/Clerk, and other department heads and staff, citizens, and two members of the press. The following resolutions were adopted by the Board: RESOLUTION 2013-009: Eagle Cliff Spur Trail grant application to Dept. of Natural Resources RESOLUTION 2013-010: Master partnership agreement with MN Dept. of Transportation RESOLUTION 2013-011: Agreement with MN Dept. of Transportation RESOLUTION 2013-012: Child abuse prevention month RESOLUTION 2013-013: Close meeting The Board approved the following agenda items: • the amended agenda. • the following amended Consent Agenda: 1. March 12, 2013 County Board minutes. 2. Renewal of Preston Golf Club Consumption and Display permit and 3.2 malt liquor license. 3. Overnight stay for Health Educator to attend Toward Zero Death conference. 4. Payments of ambulance appropriations. 5. Family and Medical Leave for employee #1287. • additional eighty hours for temporary employee. • expenditures of up to $800.00 to upgrade existing Zoning Land Use Permit and Assessor New Construction database. • revised employee Family and Medical Leave Request Response form. • amended Work Hours and Attendance Personnel Policy. • accept resignation of Kristin Mathison, Public Health Nurse. • advertise for replacement full-time Public Health Nurse. • award to Reilly Construction for projects SAP 23-607-003; SAP 23-607-004; and SAP 23-623-023. • award to ICON Constructors, LLC for project SAP 23-599-191. • award to ICON Constructors, LLC for project SAP 23-615-12. • purchase of desktop computers and laptop computers and docking stations. • purchase agreement with Edocument Resources for OnBase and Compass soft ware and annual warranties for Electronic Document Management System. • federal reimbursement eligible purchase of EDMS related equipment for monitors and printers. • federal reimbursement eligible purchase of EDMS related equipment for signature pads. • renewal of Local Collaborative Time Study contract with State of MN. • temporary help for Community Services. The following Commissioners’ warrants were approved: REVENUE FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount Baudler, Maus, Forman, Kritzer & Wagner, LLC, services..................................... $625.00 Betsinger, Joan, mileage........................................................................................ $598.39 Boelter, Shirl, mileage, other travel expense......................................................... $532.61 Dilaveri Law Firm, services.................................................................................... $890.00 Election Systems & Software, maintenance contract......................................... $9,613.46 Fillmore County Treasurer, fuel............................................................................ $3,527.16 MN Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, training.................................................. $1,368.00 MN Post Board of Peace Officer, licenses ........................................................... $810.00 Motorola Solutions, equipment purchase........................................................... $1,800.00 Preston Emergency Service, services.................................................................... $970.20 Preston Service Plus, services............................................................................... $642.18 Stadum, Elaine, services..................................................................................... $2,400.00 Tyler Technologies, annual license renewal........................................................ $5,839.50 West Payment Center, reference materials......................................................... $3,953.34 Winona Heating & Ventilating, Inc., services.......................................................... $812.02 TOTAL REVENUE FUND BILLS OVER $500 (listed above).......................... $34,381.86 TOTAL REVENUE FUND BILLS UNDER $500 (54 bills - not listed).............. $7,374.87 TOTAL REVENUE FUND ................................................................................ $41,756.73 ROAD & BRIDGE FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount A+ Imaging Systems, copier contract.................................................................... $556.32 Bruening Rock Products, Inc., rock.................................................................. $13,879.25 South MN Lubes, oil........................................................................................... $4,308.39 TOTAL ROAD & BRIDGE FUND BILLS OVER $500 (listed above).............. $18,743.96 TOTAL ROAD & BRIDGE FUND BILLS UNDER $500 (9 bills - not listed).... $2,216.07 TOTAL ROAD & BRIDGE FUND .................................................................... $20,960.03 SANITATION FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount TOTAL SANITATI0N FUND BILLS OVER $500 (none)............................................ $0.00 TOTAL SANITATI0N FUND BILLS UNDER $500 (2 bills - not listed)................ $260.24 TOTAL SANITATION FUND ................................................................................. $260.24 The above represents a summary of the County Board actions on the listed date. Official County Board minutes are on file in the Fillmore County Courthouse and are available for review during regular business hours. County Board meetings are usually scheduled for Tuesday mornings at 9:00 in the Commissioners’ Room in the Courthouse. Questions regarding the minutes or upcoming meetings can be directed to Karen Brown, Coordinator/Clerk of the County Board at 507/765-4566. Publish 8


NOTICE TO AGGREGATE PRODUCERS SEASONAL MATERIAL BIDS FILLMORE COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT CP 23-13-02 The Fillmore County Highway Department will be accepting bids for the furnishing and hauling of Class 2 (modified) aggregate on various Fillmore County Roads, and the furnishing of same material in stockpile at various quarry locations. Sealed bids will be received at the office of the County Engineer at the Fillmore County Highway Department in Preston, Minnesota, on behalf of the Fillmore County Board of Commissioners, until 10:30 a.m. on April 18, 2013. Aggregate material will conform with the 2005 Edition of Minnesota Department of Transportation “Standard Specification for Highway Construction”, and as amended by the Special Provisions. Quantities are estimated at 30,618.0 tons of class-2 mod aggregate material, plus stockpile quantities. Bid forms may be obtained at the office of the County Highway Engineer, 909 Houston St NW, Preston, Minnesota 55965. The County reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any defect. Dated at Preston, Minnesota, this 26th day of March, 2013. Ronald Gregg, P.E. Fillmore County Engineer 909 Houston St. NW Preston, MN 55965 Publish 1,8

ROCK BIDS Norway township is accepting bids for road rock to be delivered and spread on township roads on the order of the town board. Bids will be opened at the monthly meeting Tuesday, April 16th at 8:00 pm at the Norway townhall. Bids can also be mailed to Walter Laumb, Town Clerk, 44397 238th St., Peterson, MN 55962. Walter Laumb Town Clerk Publish 1,8


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Fillmore County Journal - April 8, 2013  

Fillmore County Journal - April 8, 2013

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