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Mock crash, real emotion By Barb Jeffers

A routine fire drill sent hundreds of Fillmore-Central students to the Harmony Community Center in Harmony, Minn. on Friday, May 16, 2014 and what the students found there was anything but routine. As the student body and staff made their way to the community center at approximately 10:44 a.m. they came upon the scene of a mock crash involving fellow students Kaitlynn Aug, Lee Dyreson, Danielle Zinsmaster, and Bethany Zrucky who are all leaders of Fillmore-Central’s Students Against Destructive Deci-

sions (S.A.D.D.) organization. Horrific screams from Danielle Zinsmaster could be heard before the students reached the parking lot where the mock crash was taking place. Zinsmaster pleaded, “Get me out of here I can’t feel my legs!” as she was trapped in the front passenger seat of the vehicle. Lee Dyreson, the driver, was out of the vehicle wandering around dazed and confused while Bethany Zrucky lay unresponsive hanging out of the broSee MOCK CRASH Page 2 

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Melody Roller weeps over her daughter Bethany Zrucky during the Fillmore-Central S.A.D.D. mock crash on Friday, May 16, 2014. Photo by Barb Jeffers

Rushford-Peterson catches a break; gets tangled in bully issue By K irsten Zoellner

“We asked for a miracle, we got one. It wasn’t what we asked for but it was exactly what we needed,” enthused Superintendent Chuck Ehler. The comments came on the heels of notification that the education piece of the Omnibus bill, HF 3172, regarding debt equalization aid, received approval May 15, before moving on to the House and Senate where the entire Omnibus bill was passed. Governor Mark Dayton signed the bill into law May 20. “We are extremely excited,” continued Ehler. The legislation was drafted by the district in partnership with Moose Lake School District after both unsuccessfully lobbied the state for financial assistance for facilities following

the impact of natural disasters. Rushford-Peterson was hit with excess of $1 million in damages to the aging facility, portions of which date to 1903 and 1936, following severe flooding in 2007. The following year, the district sought state aid in building a new $20 million facility with no result. December 2012, the district brought forth a $15 million referendum for a new pre-K to grade five facilities, but it was denied by district voters unable to bear the steep tax increase. “We have a plan moving forward to financially address issues. We said we’d do everything in our power to secure state funding and this will help,” added Ehler. Districts will be eligible for state aid in debt related to a new facility if they meet specific criteria. This includes impact of a natural disaster with




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damages over $500,000 after January 1, 2005, with repair and replacement ineligible for federal aid or covered by insurance. Qualifying districts would be required to pass a bond referendum for a new facility before securing debt equalization aid. Assistance could be as much as three times the typical debt equalization aid. Funds become available July 1, 2015. If Rushford-Peterson seeks to build a $35 million dollar early childhood to grade 12 facility, the annual debt cost for a 20-year loan would amount to $1.2 million for the district taxpayers with an additional $1.6 million provided by the State, according to Ehler. “It is my hope the board will take a serious look at utilizing this legislation to continue moving forward with our new school initiative. We secured piece of

legislation that will serve our districts and others in the future, should they experience what we did.” The district has presented and the school board approved a draft timeline for special election in anticipation of rolling out a possible referendum to voters. If moved forward, the timeline calls for a November 4, 2014 ballot. The board will need to adopt a formal resolution calling the election at least 74 days prior to that election, which is slated on the timeline for August 22. No dates are currently set to distribute informational material or hold public meetings. Amid the long-awaited good news at the Monday, May 19 board meeting, the district found itself caught in the middle of an ongoing bullying and harassment issue. Stemming

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ken side window and Kaitlynn Aug, who was thrown from the vehicle, lay unresponsive several feet from the van. While waiting for the responders to arrive Brenda Pohlman with Fillmore County Public Health announced the scenario to the crowd that had gathered. Four teens from Fillmore-Central School were at a spring party. They had been smoking marijuana and were headed to another site to smoke additional marijuana. The male teen (Lee Dyreson) drove his mom’s van and was elected to drive as he seemed okay. During the drive, they decided to take a Snapchat to share with friends. This is when the van ran off the road, struck a telephone pole, and rolled several times landing upright. In the scenario the crash occurred at 10:44

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p.m. The driver was wearing a seat belt and had minor injuries. Another teen (Danielle Zinsmaster) is seriously injured. One teen (Kaitlynn Aug) was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. She died on impact. A second teen (Bethany Zrucky) is partially ejected from the vehicle and is also deceased. Sirens could be heard coming to the scene at 10:48 a.m. with many area responders arriving to aid in the mock crash. These responders included members of the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Department as well as the Minnesota State Patrol some of whom included Deputy Betts, Deputy Miner, and Trooper Christianson. Also responding were the Harmony Ambulance, the Harmony Fire Department, and Gary and Gladys Peterson who are investigators with the Fillmore County Coroner’s Office. Mayo One also landed on scene to simulate flying Danielle Zinsmaster to the

hospital. As some of the parents of the crash victims arrived they cried out in anguish. Janet Christianson followed what she thought would be her natural reaction and tried to run to her daughter Danielle but was held back by a responder. Melody Roller, Bethany’s mom, and Janet Christianson stood together in shock as the responders tried to remove their girls from the van. The jaws of life had to be used and the roof removed to extricate Danielle Zinsmaster. Melody Roller ran to her daughter and dropped to her knees after Bethany was freed from the vehicle and laid on the ground unresponsive. She was devastated when told by Gladys Peterson that Bethany was deceased. For Janet Christianson and her husband, Trooper Troy Christianson, the experience of seeing their daughter in this scenario hit very close to home as Troy deals with


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Call the FCJ at 507-765-2151 to advertise or offer news tips! crashes such as this in his line of work and Janet sees what Troy goes through at night when he gets home. Janet described it as a “double whammy” for her not only watching her husband work but also having their daughter involved in the mock crash. Janet stated, “If we can stop one accident from happening, it’s worth it.” Vicki Nelson who is the S.A.D.D. advisor as well as a special education teacher and family support worker for FillmoreCentral Schools hoped that the mock crash shows students that the decisions they make today can have a lasting effect on not only their own lives but others’ as well. The students involved in the mock crash kept it a secret from other students so they would have a more natural reaction and not be prepared for it. Danielle Zinsmaster stated she had “been

nervous all week” preparing for the mock crash and said it was difficult to keep the secret from friends but wanted it to be a surprise. Lee Dyerson stated that the group was trying to get something across to other students that they are not invincible and the decisions they make affect those who care about them as well. Kaitlynn Aug hoped that the mock crash would show students that the decisions they make now will follow them their whole lives and Bethany wants the student body to know that the group is concerned for their well-being. Brenda Pohlman gave many frightening statistics as the mock crash played out including the fact that Fillmore County has one of the highest rates of distracted driving deaths and serious injuries in Minnesota with an average See MOCK CRASH Page 3 

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of 1 to 4 fatal crashes each year. Run-off-the-road crashes are very common in Fillmore County due to terrain and excessive speeding. Other shocking statistics include the fact that traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for youth due to driver inexperience and risk-taking. Teens crash risk increases by more than 44 percent the more teen passengers are added to a vehicle. The “Not A Drop” law makes it illegal for a person under age 21 to consume alcohol. Every serious injury or fatal crash is reviewed by the local Toward Zero Deaths coalition which consists of law enforcement, engineers, emergency services, and educators who want to assure these events do not happen. Brenda Pohlman stated that the reason the group chose to use a Snapchat and marijuana use scenario is due to the fact that Facebook isn’t “cool” anymore so kids are using Snapchat and with the legalization of marijuana in states such as Colorado, it seems to be more socially accepted and the group wanted to show the dangers of using marijuana while driving. Marijuana gives the illusion of having sharper senses when in reality it makes it more difficult to make quick decisions, judge distances, or speed. With prom and graduation

happening this time of year it seems an ideal time to remind students to makes the right choices to be sure everyone gets home from the celebrations safely. In the afternoon there was an assembly in the gymnasium to recap the mock crash and to recognize everyone involved. Responders were recognized with much deserved awards of appreciation and parents of the student actors who were able to attend spoke from the heart to their children about the experience and how much their child means to them. Trooper Troy Christianson spoke with emotion in his voice stating that the crash, even though mock, was the worst he had ever been to because his daughter was involved. He went on to say that people need to “make the right choices” and if a driver is unsafe to ride with get out of the car. He noted that in most crashes the passengers are killed not the driver. Responders and participants then left the stage and visited with the attendees answering any questions and information was offered on distracted driving. A Distracted Driving Pledge was available which students were encouraged to sign. Austin Bahler, 17, said the mock crash was “pretty serious” and signed the pledge. Austin signed the pledge because “I will never text and drive,” he stated. Sydnie Huffman, a senior at

Monday, May 26, 2014 Fillmore-Central, stated after watching the mock crash that it was a “real eye-opener” and seeing people she has known all these years in that condition hit her the most. Gavin Wangen with the Harmony Fire Department said that Fillmore-Central’s mock crash was a very well-planned event adding, “It was one of the best ones I’ve seen - it almost seemed real.” One of the Mayo One pilots even commented to the Harmony Fire Department and


complimented the group on their effort. Gavin said, “This is not to scare kids it’s to get the message out there that it is real and this stuff happens.” Local businesses also supported the mock crash by donating to the event. Harmony Foods and the Harmony House donated breakfast refreshments. Pizzas for lunch following the mock crash were donated by the Village Square of Harmony, and cookies offered at the assembly were donated by the Sweet Stop and

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Sandwich Shoppe of Preston. Fillmore-Central S.A.D.D. has approximately 100 members and along with their advisor Vicki Nelson are passionate about students making the right decisions now not only to keep themselves and others safe but to also protect their future as choices made now can have an impact on the lives ahead of them. To view photos of the mock crash visit County Journal.

Kaitlynn Aug lays “deceased” as responders work to free Danielle Zinsmaster from the vehicle during the mock crash. Photo by Barb Jeffers

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C ommentary Why I am a Democrat By Yvonne Nyenhuis Steve Colbert recently pointed out that the “2 percent” of wealthy people in the United States are a “minority”, therefore Democrats should be nice to them! On C-SPAN an elderly man was interviewed. He said that being part of the “top 1 percent” is a very nice place to be. He followed with “after all, we are holding up the rest of the country!” I was stunned. Talk about an alternate Yvonne reality! Nyenhuis For the first 11 years of my life FDR was president. One morning on the way to school I passed a flag pole and saw the “stars and stripes” at half mast. The President had died. It had never occurred to me until that moment that the day would come when he would no longer be there to guide our country. Through the Depression and World War II our family gathered around the radio and listened to the ringing tone of his voice as he rallied the nation with his fireside “chats”. FDR was elected in 1932. He was faced with the effects of the stock market crash and Great Depression. Between 13 and 18 million Americans were unemployed. He offered the job of Secretary of Labor to Francis Perkins. Early success in the New Deal was attributed to her skills in developing the CCC ( Civilian Conservation Corps), minimum wage, short work week, federal laws regulating child labor and workers safety’’. She crafted the plan for Social Security which became FDR’s signature domestic achievement. He brought Editorial Cartoon

electricity to farmers in rural areas and repealed Prohibition. In a speech at the Democratic Convention in 1936 FDR acknowledged that Presidents do make mistakes. He stated, “Better the occasional faults of government that lives in a spirit of charity than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference.” In his State of the Union address in 1940, President Roosevelt set out what became known as “the essential Four Freedoms of Democratic life, the freedoms of speech, worship, from want and from fear.” Harry S. Truman followed. He reasoned that if the war with Japan dragged on more lives would be lost than if he resorted to using the Atomic bomb. It was a difficult decision. After the surrender of our enemies, President Truman decided we needed to maintain a military presence in Europe and rebuild European nations with whom we could trade and profit. He oversaw the Marshall Plan and the Berlin Airlift. With the threat of Communism growing, he introduced a policy of “containment”which became known as the Truman Doctrine. As the result of moving away from isolationism and broadening our conception of national security, we found ourselves in another war with North Korea. During this conflict President Truman made a revolutionary and courageous decision to integrate the military. Somehow he found the time and managed to convince congress to fund renovation of the White House which was badly damaged in the war of 1812 and in danger of collapse. In 1961 John Fitzgerald Kennedy became President at 43. During his time in office he established the Peace Corp, exer-

cised restraint during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He invited Martin Luther King to the White House to discuss crafting a civil rights bill. In response to Russia putting a man in space, Kennedy ordered a crash program to put the first man on the moon in ten years. This came to pass in 1969 after his death. With his untimely death, Lyndon B. Johnson became President. He signed the Civil Rights Act into law July 2, 1964, knowing that with the stroke of his pen he would lose the southern Democrats. Where did they go? To the Republican party! Medicare became law on July 30, 1965. It has been in operation for 49 years. His platform was defined by Hubert Humphrey who became his Vice-President. “----a war on poverty, economic growth, world peace, security and Medicare, human dignity, human rights, education and opportunity for the young.” Regrettably this initiative lost momentum as President Johnson allowed himself to be drawn into the war in Vietnam, which was a disaster. In 1992 Bill Clinton took over the Oval Office. After a series of blunders in his first year, the Democratic party suffered a major defeat in the midterm elections, losing eight Senate seats and 44 House seats to the Republican party. Like a wrestler who does his best fighting when on his back, President Clinton reversed his political fortune. He confronted the American terrorist responsible for bombing the Federal building in Oklahoma City and “ brought the genocidal civil war in Bosnia to an end.” Newt Gingrich who wanted automatic weapons back on the streets, to abolish the Federal Department of Education, Commerce and Housing and to curtail Medicare and Medicaid, threatened to shut down the U.S government. President Clinton

resisted the threat. Gingrich did shut down the government and paid a price for his behavior. Due to the President’s 1993 economic bill, the economy took a leap forward. Ten million jobs were added, unemployment was at its lowest level for 28 years. He raised taxes on the top “2 percent”and aided in the process of bringing about peace in Northern Ireland. When Barack Obama became President in 2009 he inherited a failing economy and two wars. His first month he passed into law a stimulus package, confronted the financial crisis on Wall Street, assessed our involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, started the process of bringing these wars to an end and tackled the accelerating cost of healthcare. As a young man he embraced public service, as a community organizer, civil rights attorney, Senator and finally as President of the United States. He signed the “Lilly Ledbetter” Fair Pay Act into law and reauthorized “Schip” to cover an additional four million uninsured children. He appointed two new judges to the Supreme Court, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor and brought Osama bin Laden to account for his deeds.

Correction In the May 19 Graduation section of the Fillmore County Journal there was an error on the Kingsland school page. It was printed that commencement will be on Friday, May 23, 2014. That is not correct. Kingsland will have their graduation commencement on Friday, May 30, 2014.

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He has been sustained during the awesome tasks imposed by his office by his religious faith. He is motivated by the teachings of the New Testament which requires us to care for the poor. We are told to feed the hungry and heal the sick. We are cautioned “lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt (lay away treasures for yourselves in Heaven)---for where your treasures are, there will your heart be also.” Further, “---what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul?” drawn from the book of Matthew. In writing this I am not deliberately excluding the “good” done by Republicans or the “bad” things done by Democrats. I’ve attempted to show a record of a party that has demonstrated over the years a commitment to civil rights and pursuing a course that offers opportunity for “All” Americans! (I used “American Caesars” and the internet as a source for information.)

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C ommentary There is a better way! By Eleanore Jones Taxpayers fund one-third of abortions in Minnesota, according to figures released in early April by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. This is cause for serious concern and discussion. Consider, first, some history. Beginning in 1978, Minnesota law prohibited public funding of abortions except in cases of rape, incest and a threat to the life of the mother. Then, in June 1994, Hennepin County District Judge William Posten decided that the state Constitution Eleanore Jones requires Medicaid coverage of abortion for lowincome women. The Minnesota Supreme Court upheld the ruling in its 1995 Doe vs. Gomez decision. Not even the U.S. Supreme Court - in Roe vs. Wade or subsequent abortion cases - has gone that far. The state has since paid $20.7 million for more than 65,000 abortions. In 2012 (the latest year for which data are available), taxpayers reimbursed abortion providers $822,403 for 3,571 abortions. That’s 33.4 percent of the total of 10,701. Most of these abortions were purely elective. One need not support legal protection for unborn children to oppose the use of taxpayer dollars to facilitate their destruction. A poll released in March by CNN/ ORC International found that 56 percent of Americans oppose tax-funded abortion; only 39 percent support it. There is, indeed, common ground in the abortion debate. This is part of it Elective abortion is not a public good deserving of public support It is not health care - it violently attacks the health and ends the life of a developing human being. “Abortion,” the U.S. Supreme Court explained in a 1980 case (Harris vs. McRae) upholding limits on public funding, “is inherently different from other medical

procedures.” Why are Minnesotans required to pay for this? A substantial body of research has established that government funding increases the incidence of abortion. A 2009 literature review by the Guttmacher Institute - a vigorous defender of unlimited abortion - concluded that “approximately one-fourth of women who would have Medicaid-funded abortions instead give birth when this funding is unavailable.” Public funding means more abortions. Limits on public funding means fewer abortions. And fewer abortions is something almost everyone wants. Minnesota’s current policy allows abortion providers to market ‘”free” abortions to economically vulnerable women. Planned Parenthood, which performs more abortions than any other provider, increased its state-funded abortion claims by 64 percent over the last six years. In 2012, the organization collected $255,000 from the state for performing 1,139 abortions on low-income women a 30 percent revenue increase over the previous year. But abortion doesn’t solve anyone’s problems. Pregnant women facing difficult circumstances deserve our compassion, care and support. We can put tax dollars to better use. The legislature passed bipartisan legislation in 2011 to stop public funding of abortion; the bill was vetoed by Gov. Mark Dayton. This year the House of Representatives passed a similar measure on April 3, but it was defeated in the Senate on April 8. So government support for the abortion industry wil1 continue - for now. But this is no justice to the human beings in utero who are dismembered and killed. Nor to the taxpayers who are made complicit despite broad and bipartisan disapproval. Nor to the women who are offered a quick fix that doesn’t really fix anything. There is a better way!

Obamacare will cost Minnesota’s schools $200 million If you weren’t a fan of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) before, you’re about to like it even less. We’ve heard from the people who were kicked off of their health insurance thanks to Obamacare. We’ve heard from those who are not able to see their doctor anymore thanks to Obamacare. Greg Davids Now we’ve State learned that Representative Obamacare is District 28B going to take hundreds of millions of dollars out of Minnesota’s classrooms. That’s right. Money that should be used to hire more teachers or bring better instructional materials into the classroom will instead be wasted by schools statewide as they try to meet Obamacare mandates. According to figures released by the Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) office, over the next three years, the total unfunded costs associated with Affordable Care Act compliance will cost Minnesota schools at least $207.96 million. MMB collected its data by sampling a cross section of urban, metro and rural school districts across the state. Increased costs to school districts come from a number of factors including increased health care costs, penalties and covering part-time staff. The effective date for ACA compliance is either 2015 or 2016 depending on the size of the school district. Broken down by year, the unfunded mandates on schools is $54.8 million in FY2015, $75.8 million in FY2016 and

Notice of Filing Dates for County Commissioner District 3 to Fulfill Unexpired Term of Office Filing will be open at the Fillmore County Auditor/Treasurer’s Office for the following Fillmore County SPECIAL ELECTION from 8:00 A.M. on Tuesday May 20th, 2014 thru 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Candidates who will be absent from the state during the filing period may arrange to file, in person, prior to departure. (Note: Filing offices will be closed Monday, May 26th, 2014, in observance of Memorial Day Day.) Affidavits of candidacy may be picked up at the County Auditor/Treasurer’s Office, Fillmore County Courthouse, at 101 Fillmore Street, Preston, MN. The filing fee for Fillmore County Commissioner is $50.00. Special Election One County Commissioner for District 3 (Two Year Term) The Townships of Beaver, Bloomfield, Forestville and York; and the Cities of Ostrander and Spring Valley. Candidates for this office must be eligible to vote in Minnesota, at least age 21 on assuming office, and a resident of Commissioner District 3. The successful candidate shall fulfill the current unexpired term, which ends December 31, 2016. The Primary Election, if necessary, will be held on Tuesday August 12, 2014 and the General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 with the State Primary and General Election.

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$77.4 million in FY2017. This is the classic definition of throwing good money after bad. We’ve already blown $160 million for a MNSure website that’s been a colossal failure, and we’ll be on the hook for hundreds of millions more every year going forward to pay for this continued nonsense. It’s bad enough that adults are suffering from being kicked off their health insurance, and now Obamacare is going to impact our kids. It is astounding to me that money that should be spent in the classroom is now going to be wasted by districts trying to meet Obamacare regulations. This is an unneeded expense that does absolutely nothing for our students, and it is truly unfortunate that schools are going to be forced to prioritize Obamacare compliance over the education of our children. Greg Davids State Representative District 28B Minnesota House of Representatives

RUSHFORD, Minn. - On Saturday May 31, 2014 everyone is invited to participate in the Global Run 5K, but it’s not just for runners. Those who would also just like to go for a nice stroll may participate as well. Lenora Powell is a Junior at Rushford-Peterson High School and has been selected to serve as a student ambassador this summer with People to People International. People to People International strives to promote peace through understanding. She will be representing the United States while growing respect for other cultures in the countries of Germany, Belgium, Wales, Austria, the Netherlands, England, and France. Lenora has been selected to travel and volunteer in these European countries in July for three weeks, but to go on this trip she must raise the $7,000 necessary to afford it. Therefore, the Global Run 5K. The Global Run will take off from the Rushford Depot Museum at 10:30 a.m. with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. The suggested donation is $20 for individuals (10 and under FREE) and $50 for families. Those interested in participating may pre-register online at events/lenoras-5k/. Questions contact Megan Grebe, 507-459-4199

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One Moment, Please... The Choking Game? says: I found out the hard way, 20 years ago, about the choking game. My son, Mike, played the game, fell backwards and hit his and died from his injuries three days later. And so I know that this game has been around for longer than ten years; and like you I was totally unaware of the game or its deadly consequences. Since Mike’s death I have been campaigning to alert and educate others -- parents, children, professionals -- about the so-called game. And since I began this work I have met so many other parents, in person and on line, who also wish they had known about the game before their child succombed to it. I’m glad you have spoken out. Perhaps if more people would do that we might make some progress. Our motto is simple: Stop the Choking Game! Anne Phillips

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Eleanore V. Flattum, age 94, of Mabel, Minn., died Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Gundersen-Lutheran Health Care Center in La Crosse, Wis. Eleanore was born June 14, 1919 in Newburg T o w n s h i p Eleanore V. in Fillmore Flattum C ou nt y, Minn. to James and Ida (Peterson) Blagsvedt. She attended area country school. On July 10, 1937 she married Kermit Flattum at the Elstad Lutheran parsonage. In 1944 they moved to Mabel where they have resided until 2011 when she moved into the Tweeten Health Services in Spring Grove, Minn. Kermit passed away on January 23, 2009. She was a cook for many years for the Mabel-

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he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Germany until his discharge on January 17, 1958. James worked various jobs in the Preston area following his discharge. In 1964 he owned his own milk hauling business and on August 29 of that same year he married Viola Kellner at St. Pius X in Rochester. James continued to haul milk until 1971, he then farmed until 1996. From there he worked for Gehling Auctioneers until 2010. He also loved mowing lawns. He was a lifelong member of St. Columban Catholic Church. He was very active with the American Legion and was past commander of the Preston VFW. He enjoyed being with his grandchildren and going to auctions. Survivors include his wife, Viola. One son, Tom (Micki) and daughter, Linda Gartner both of Preston. Four grandchildren, Brady, Daulton and James F. Gartner James F. Gartner, 79, of Pres- Bailey Gartner and Jonathan ton, Minn., died Friday, May 2, Hanson all of Preston. One brother, Jerry (Nancy) of Pres2014 at his home. James Gartner was born on ton and two sisters, Jeanette Budde of Peru, Ill., and Rita November 25, Wilson of Preston. He was pre1934 in Rochceded by his parents and two ester, Minn., brother-in-laws. the son of A funeral mass was on Frank and Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at St. Ella (ScanColumban Catholic Church in lon) Gartner. Preston with Rev. Patrick Arens He graduated from Preston James F. Gartner officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the State Veteran’s High School in 1953. On February 2, 1956 Cemetery in Preston. Canton Schools. She enjoyed going on bus trips with Kermit, reading, gardening and flowers, and quilting. She was a member of the Mabel First Lutheran Church. Eleanore is survived by a daughter Beverly (Russell) Flatland of Sun City, Ariz.; a son Lew (Sue) of Spring Valley; seven grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 10 great great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Kermit, a grandson Rory, two brothers Elmer and Harold; and a sister Norma. Funeral services were on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at the Mabel First Lutheran Church in Mabel with Rev. Roger Knudson officiating. Burial was in the Mabel Lutheran Cemetery. There was no visitation.

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Canton considers request to vacate alley By Liz Giese Canton residents Jamie and Holly Knutson were present and made a request for the city to vacate an alley at the May 14 meeting of the Canton City Council. The alley runs between the Knutson and Newman properties in Canton and is not in use. Mayor Donivee Johnson compared a survey presented by the Knutsons with one done for the old school and noted that part of the alley runs under the school and was never abandoned when the school was built. The council discussed whether the portion under the school should also be vacated if they granted the Knutsons’ request, but ultimately decided not to do so at this time. The council determined that there was no reason not to vacate the alley as requested. It was agreed that the alley has never been and never will be used by the City. Another portion of roadway adjacent to the Knutson property was also briefly discussed, but the council stated it would not abandon that property as it would be necessary for any development in that direction. The cost of the vacation is to be split between the property

owners. The council will look into the cost and take the steps necessary to vacate the alley. Canton Day Off Councilor Cindy Shanks provided an update on the plans for Canton Day Off. A complete schedule of events is available online at www.cantondayoff. com. Anyone interested in participating can now sign up online for the parade, 5k run/ walk, Boomer Backyard BBQ Cook Off and the Bloody Mary contest. T-shirts are now available online for $20-$22. Order by July 15 to receive in time for Canton Day Off. All planters for Adopt-aPlanter have been adopted for the summer. They will be decorated and judged during Canton Day Off. The city is still seeking food vendors for the occasion. If interested, please contact the City Clerk’s office at (507) 7435000. The council reviewed and approved a draft of an Aid Agreement between Canton and Harmony for assistance by means of the services and equipment of the Harmony Fire Department for the Canton Day Off fireworks planned for August 17. See CANTON Page 10 

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Fillmore County Journal • Preston MN 507.765.2151 Perfect Glossy • Preston MN 507.251.5297 A rendahl Lutheran Church....………………………Sundays - 10 : 30am Highway 30, Peterson, MN 55962 (507) 875 -2477 A ssembly Of God Church & Valley Christian Center..... 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 & 9 : 30am 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 Destiny Life Church.............………………………Sundays - 10 : 00am 104 West Jessie Street, Rushford MN 55971 (507) 429-1222 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 - 9 : 00am 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 55935 (507) 268- 4413 Fountain United Methodist Church...………………Sundays - 8 : 30am Co. Rd. 8 and Cedar St., Fountain, MN 55935 (507) 268- 4456

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Garness Trinity Lutheran...……………………..…Sundays - 9 : 00am PO Box 88, Mabel, MN 55954 (507) 493-5905 Grace Lutheran Church..……………………………Sundays - 9 : 00am 365 Park St, Peterson, MN 55962 (507) 875 -2218 Greenf ield Lutheran Church..…………………......Sundays - 9 : 00am 235 Main Ave S, Harmony, MN 55939 (507) 886-3272 Greenleaf ton Reformed Church..…………………Sundays - 10 : 00am Highway 9, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765 -2546 Harmony United Methodist Church..…............................10 : 30am 60 Main Ave S, Harmony, MN 55939 (507) 886- 6851 Henry town Lutheran Church.…………………………Sun. - 10 : 30am PO Box 103, Harmony, MN 55939 (Henrytown) (507) 886-2425 Highland Chapel Seventh-Day Adventist..….....Saturdays - 8 : 30am 217 W. Jessie St., Rushford (507) 993-8328 Highland Prairie Lutheran Church.……………….Sundays -10 : 30am 43267 Bowl Dr, Peterson, MN 55962 (507) 864-2731 Historic Lenora United Methodist Church (Special Occasions) Lenora, MN (Rural Canton) (507) 545 -2641 Immanuel Lutheran Church..………………………Sundays - 9 : 30am 254 Main St S, Wykoff, MN 55990 (507) 352-2801 Lanesboro United Methodist Church..……………Sundays - 10 : 30am 507 Parkway Ave S, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-2646 Mabel First Lutheran Church………………………Sundays - 9 : 00am 202 N. Oak, P.O. Box 395, Mabel, MN 55954 (507) 493-5293 Mabel United Methodist Church..…………………Sundays - 9 : 30am 111 W Newburg St, Mabel, MN 55954 (507) 493-5296 Nativity Catholic Church...Sun. (1 & 2) - 8 : 45am & (3 & 4) - 10 :30am 640 1st Ave SW, Harmony, MN 55939 (507) 886-2393 Newburg United Methodist Church 3.1 miles N. of Mabel on Hwy. 43; 2.2 miles W. on Co. Rd. 24 North Prairie Lutheran.……………………………Sundays - 10 : 30am 35957 Highway 30, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 875 -2460 Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.……Sundays - 8 : 00am & 10 : 30am 805 S Broadway St, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-7251 Pilot Mound Lutheran Church.……………………Sundays - 9 : 00am 8 miles N. of Lanesboro on 250 then 4 miles W. on Hwy 30 (507) 875 -2460 Pioneer Presby terian Church ………………………Sundays - 8 : 30am 206 Fillmore St NE, Chatfield, MN 55923 (507) 867- 4037 Preston United Methodist Church ………...........................8 : 30am 212 Saint Anthony St N, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765 -2503 R iver Of Life Regional Church 220 N Money Creek St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-2853 Root Prairie Lutheran Church ……………………Sundays - 10 : 30am County Rd 11, Fountain, MN 55935 (507) 268- 4455 Root R iver Church of the Brethren ………………Sundays - 10 : 00am 23553 County Rd 20, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765 - 4772

Studio-A-Photography • Preston MN 507.251.6372 Visit Bluff Country • Preston MN 507.765.2151 Root R iver Community Church …………………Sundays - 10 : 30am 503 Nannestad Lane, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-7074 Rushford Lutheran Church …………………Sun. - 9 : 00am & 5 : 30pm 101 S Mill St., Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-7152 Saetersdal Lutheran Church.………………………..Sundays -10 : 30am 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 Lutheran Church.…………………………..Sundays - 9 : 00am 241 Line St S, Wykoff, MN 55990 (507) 352-2296 St Joseph’s Catholic Church.………………………Sundays - 10 : 30am 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) 696- 4197 Trinity Fellowship ELCA..…………………………Sundays - 10 : 00am 110 S Mill St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-7211 Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church………………Sundays - 10 : 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 - 8 : 30am 236 Gold St S, Wykoff, MN 55990 (507) 352- 4136 W halan Lutheran Church..………………………….Sundays - 9 : 00am Lanesboro, MN 55949 (Whalan) (507) 467-2398

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South Dakota man survives plane crash in thick woods of Newburg Township By Jason Sethre As farmers were working up the rich soil of Southeast Fillmore County on the afternoon of Saturday, May 17, an orange and white Preceptor Ultra Pup home-built single-pasCarl Koch senger plane Photo courtesy of overhead KSFY-TV seemed to be flying lower than usual. And, it was. Experienced military pilot, Carl Koch, age 65, had just refueled at an airport in Caledonia. According to Fillmore County

Sheriff Daryl Jensen, the pilot had just purchased the plane in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., and was planning on flying it back to his home in Mitchell, South Dakota. His plane fell short of the 453 mile journey, only making it approximately 145 miles to where he crash landed. Koch’s original plan was to refuel in Caledonia, Albert Lea, and Worthington along the way until he arrived at his destination in Mitchell, South Dakota. But, due to mechanical difficulties still under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), pilot Koch had lost power and had to navigate See NEWBURG Page 9 

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where to crash-land his newly purchased plane. With a dense volume of woods throughout Newburg Township, Koch and his plane crashed just on the fringe of some tillable farmland on a property owned by Weisel Creek, LLP. Following his crash landing with blunt head trauma, Koch found his way across a field and down a gravel road to the entrance of the property at 42489 County Road 18. From the site of the crash to County Road 18 is a little over one mile on foot. Once he arrived at the entrance of the property, he dialed 911, at approximately 2:43 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, to inform the Sheriff’s Department. Then he contacted his wife, who was traveling by vehicle following his flight path. Koch ended up with minor injuries and was transported from the scene to the hospital by a private party. The Mabel Ambulance also responded to the call. In the days that followed the plane crash, an FAA inspector investigated the damaged aircraft, upside down and mangled among the trees. According to Sheriff Jensen, FAA inspectors do not speak to the media. In the weeks to come, more information will be made available relating to the investigation of the crash. Sheriff Jensen said that the FAA inspector shared with him that investigating a crash in which the pilot survives is very helpful. With these types of crashes, the pilot often doesn’t survive to talk about what went wrong. Victor Spaulding, one of the owners of the property where the crash occurred, also arrived on the scene, asking Sheriff Jensen, “Is the pilot OK? How’s he doing?” Victor Spaulding, his son Alan Spaulding, and another partner named Mike Cashill are owners of the property under the entity known as Weisel Creek, LLP. All three owners live in the Twin Cities area. According to correspondence with reporter Mark Roper with television station KSFY in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, an ABC affiliate pilot Carl Koch is in good spirits back at his home in Mitchell, South Dakota. Koch, who is the city attorney for the City of Mitchell, credits his experience for surviving the plane crash. “I don’t believe that I would have a fear of flying again. The truth of the matter is, that when I was flying in the military, I experienced things, and when things did go wrong it scared me more than this and obviously I continued to fly,” Koch said, in an interview with KSFY news anchor Mark Roper. But, he did go on to say, “I’m not going to put my wife, whom I expect to be married to until I die, and family, through concern and worry. I’m not going to put them through that kind of concern and worry again.”

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Kingsland approves interim athletic director By Barb Jeffers An extensive agenda awaited the Kingsland School Board on Monday, May 19, 2014 at the regular school board meeting held in the Kingsland Conference Room. Consent Agenda items were approved. The following donations were recognized: American Legion - trap team donation of $100, IBM - robotics donation of $2,000, and Pheasants Forever - trap team donation of $750. Some members of the girls basketball team approached the school board with a petition supporting Jay Webster for the position of head girls basketball coach. Spokespersons from the Kingsland FFA reported that members attended the Ag Literacy event in Rochester, Minn. on May 7, 2014. Eleven area schools participated. Representatives for the 10th grade American History class invited the board to their Decades Day at the Community Center in Spring Valley on Thursday, May 22, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Students will be showcasing different decades from the 1900’s and 2000’s and be portraying famous Americans throughout the day. Jennifer Campbell reported on the activities of the elementary PBIS program to support positive behavior including a door decorating contest, raising almost $600 for Kiwanis by with a food drive, had Olympics Week complete with medals and had a contest to name the newest mascot “Mighty” Knight. Finance/Facilities Committee met on May 5, 2014 and discussed potential booster club involvement with the electronic message sign with booster club members. Scott and John have been investigating a security system that will require anyone who enters the building to swipe their drivers license. They are looking at adding this system to the FY16 budget. The carpet on the walls in the middle school music room need to be deep cleaned for improved air quality. budgeting program was discussed which John and Todd feel would be best for the district. Reviewed capital outlay updates. Curriculum/Personnel Committee met on May 12, 2014. The group discussed resignations, recommendations for hires, job descriptions are being written for several positions. Several staff evaluations have taken place. World’s Best Workforce education committee meeting was held on May 14 with several community members, staff, and administration attending. Policy & PR Committee met April 28, 2014. Priebe attended the meeting and discussed changes in the middle school, received an update on the Branding & Marketing Committee, and discussed options

for filling the position of Athletic Director. Principal Hecimovich stated that Kingsland has received preliminary assessments of the MCA III testing stating that there is a lot of work to do in mathematics. The schedule has been built and most students have filled out college registration information. Finals are scheduled for the second semester with testing to take place May 28-30, 2014. The board was given a postcard from Chicago signed by all of the seniors who traveled there on the senior class trip. The KHS band and choir concert went very well. In high school happenings baccalaureate will take place on Wednesday, May 21 at 7 p.m., Awards Night is scheduled for Tuesday, May 27 at 7 p.m., and Commencement is Friday, May 30 at 7 p.m. Hecimovich reported to the board that he has received his retirement orders from the military effective August 31, 2014 after 32 years of service. Priebe updated the school board on several items. Spring 2014 testing is still underway. There are no more early out Wednesdays. Students will be going home at 3:10 on Wednesdays for the remainder of the

school year. Changes are coming to the preschool. There will be a 3/4 class and a 4/5 class. There will also be a two, three, and five day option for next year. Preschool numbers have increased from 62 this year to 68 so far for next year. Business Manager Todd Lechtenberg discussed the FY14 budget. Revenue is currently at $4.9 million. Expenditures are currently at $4.8 million. Seventy-eight percent of expenses are in. The final budget will be presented at the June 2014 meeting. Todd had nothing to show the school board on the FY15 budget but is continuing to work on it saying it is hard to come to the board with a number until the size of the Kindergarten class is determined. When starting the budget Todd was figuring on 51 kids in the Kindergarten class but currently has only 39 registrations. At $6,000 per child it is hard to give the board a hard number at this time. Only registrations received by June 17, 2014 will be counted for the budget. With 39 kids in the budget for Kindergarten there is a $78,000 increase in unassigned funds which does not include an additional teacher. The budget would support add-

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ing another teacher. A district advisory committee meeting for the World’s Best Workforce Program was held on May 14, 2014 and will begin meeting again in the fall. Board members Gwen Howard and Troy Asher have both completed Phase IV training. A lightning strike caused the fire alarm to not work, so a temporary system has been put in until a new one can be installed. Insurance will cover the cost minus a deductible. The rates for employees insurance through BCBS will not change for next year. Approved moving forward with the BYOD program and the motion passed to join the Best Buy program as well. Deb Larson updated the school board on the progress of the Branding & Marketing Committee saying they have come up with several marketing plans. Approved a correction to the 2014-2015 calendar for the date of October 20, 2014 listing the day as an in-service day instead of a teacher day. Resignations included Scott Stockdale as Building and Grounds Director, Jenny Simon as library paraprofessional, Jamie Fenske as JH football coach, Deb Doherty as custodian, Brent Stinson as PLTW teacher See KINGSLAND Page 14 

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Other Business Construction is progressing quickly at the future Canton government center. Foam insulation is scheduled to go into the old liquor store building soon and over the summer it will get new windows, doors and siding. Work is being done by DJC Construction, Haakenson

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Electric, and Canton Plumbing and Heating. Council member Carl Ernst addressed a building permit for the Blaess property. He stated that he had taken measurements and the carport did not meet the setback from the street required by ordinance. It was also noted that an ordinance prohibits structures in front of the house. The council agreed to notify the property

owner that the structure must be removed. Town engineer Jon Nordsving reported that the City has been using a borrowed pump to handle flooding. The owner, Darin Nordsving, is interested in selling the pump and would accept a water bill credit for the cost. It was noted that similar pumps are priced around $500 and this pump is the right size for the purpose. A decision

The Official Legal Newspaper for Fillmore County was tabled until next month to allow further research into the cost. The updated landscaping around the Welcome to Canton sign is done and looking great. The council discussed replacement of the lights which shine on the sign and the flag. It was noted that the old bulbs didn’t last long and agreed that updating to LED lights is worth the cost.

Wykoff City Council addresses Visitors move quickly to attend Stand Still Parade broken warning siren By Jackie Horsman It was determined the warning or tornado siren on South Street in Wykoff was not operational at May’s Wykoff City Council meeting. The city’s contracted electrician inspected the wiring to the pole that hosts the siren and everything was in working order. Councilman Comstock suggested it may be the siren itself that is in need of repair, not just the wiring. The city’s electrician did not have a boom truck that would reach the siren at the time the wiring was checked. Comstock spoke to Thompson Motors, who is willing to loan out a truck so the siren can be taken down and inspected. The council decided this was an emergency situation, especially with storm season brewing this time of year. It was decided unanimously to ask for a revisit from the electrician and utilize the truck from Thompson Motors. In the meantime, the city’s fire department has been notified so they may station on South Street and sound an alarm in the event of an emergency weather situation. The council was visited by a few residents at their latest meeting. John Bicknese requested permission to remove a second water meter at his property, as nothing is going through it. Permission was granted and Bicknese is to return the meter to the city after uninstalling it. Louis Siskow was also in attendance on behalf of the Fall Fest Committee. She asked Councilman Vreeman to help with the new parade line up parking for the 2014 festival and he obliged. Siskow also mentioned the committee had been offering ‘Burger Night’ on the community center the same night as council members in hopes the council would support raising funds

for Fall Fest. She reminded the council it would be nice to see them come out to support the community. Phillip Eickhoff asked the council to close the account on his 104 Gold Street property since his 106 property was technically the same unit. The council advised the City Clerk to do so. City Clerk Cheryl Davis had inquired to receive one additional hour of PTO time since she had worked an evening doing dog licensing. Mayor Hare was quick to point out that she was a salaried employee and would work when needed; something she had agreed upon. A representative from WHKS, the engineering firm hired by the city to complete the new waste treatment center, gave an update on the project. Elevation is being established and blasting and drilling is starting. The council was asked to consider hiring TJ Excavating for materials removal for the project and a bid was given for under $24,875. The bid was approved and the side project will move forward. The council interviewed a potential candidate for a waste water operator job that is available on May 7, 2014. The candidate was reported to be qualified, however the council needs to review a proposal from another interested party before making a determination. The council heard from Thein Well, out of Rochester, concerning the condition of the pump on the main city well. An estimate was given to replace the motor/pumps/ pipes etc. Councilman Comstock suggested they ask for bids from other companies to compare.

By Barb Jeffers A horse with a mustache, a barbershop quartet, warm lefse, and classic cars were only a few of the attractions at this year’s Stand Still Parade in Whalan, Minn. on Saturday, May 17, 2014. The 19th annual Stand Still parade is one of the most unique parades in the country as the parade does not move - the spectators do. The unusual parade has drawn attention from around the world and did so again this year with a crew from the national PBS station based out of Chicago coming to the parade. The crew, which consisted of a producer, a cameraman, and a reporter were filming for an upcoming show titled “Wild Travels”, according to Joan Johnson who was co-chair for this year’s parade along with her husband Ernie. The crew spent many hours filming and interviewing attendees, will be included in the show that footage that is expected to air in January 2015 on 353 PBS stations across the country. The theme for this year’s parade was “Back to Our Roots” ,highlighting all things Norwegian which may have boosted sales of lefse and rommegrot in 2014. Roger Hellesvig, a Norwegian historian, was on hand to share his knowledge and gift of storytelling. The activities for this year’s parade began at 10 a.m. with an eclectic mix of crafters, artists, and demonstrations. Some of the demonstrations included how rope is made and anyone interested could make their own piece of rope to take home with them. Another was Lund Horseshoeing giving a demonstration and of course visitors must take the time to watch lefse being made by such seasoned professionals as those in the gazebo. Artists in attendance had many original items for sale including oil paintings by Pat Smith and watercolors by Carol Young. Stained glass, ironworks, pottery, wooden signs, jewelry, wind chimes, and many other interesting articles could be found along the bike trail in Whalan. Root River Lures, LLC had a wide variety of lures for those who love to fish and Crooked Pine Soap had many luxurious soaps made with goat milk to get cleaned up after that fishing trip. Sweet treats were available from James and Hilda’s Lolligobs which are old fashioned hard candy suckers in many flavors like marshmallow, butterscotch, and creamsicle to name a few. Many different animals were at the Stand Still parade including a gypsy horse complete with its mustache

and a petting zoo with baby chicks, a goat, and turtles among others for children to see and touch. Kids enjoyed the children’s games provided in the afternoon and thanks to Tri-County Electric and AcenTek they also had fun rides in the Lil Blue Choo train. Adults tried their hand at the Norwegian yard game “Kubb” with some doing well and others needing a little more practice. Music began early with Walter Bradley and Steve Arnold showcasing their musical and vocal talents in the park. The Winona Area Barbershop singers entertained the passersby as the parade was underway. Back on the main stage the Rutabaga Brothers got the audience moving with rhythm, blues, and rock music. Members of the Rutabaga Brothers include David Harrenstein, Damon Prestemon, Lee Loerch, Gary Marcoux, Keith Zeller, and Craig Johnson. The CBB Jazz combo kept the crowd smiling and enjoying the remainder of the afternoon with big band music. Other than lefse and rommegrot there were food choices galore in Whalan. The ever-popular Egg McWhalans brought many to the food stand and as the day went on the brats with sauerkraut, hot dogs, and hot turkey sandwiches were selling quickly. Numerous other goodies were available including cookies, bars, desserts, and popcorn. There were many drinks on hand to quench your thirst including the classic root beer float. The actual Stand Still Parade began at 11 a.m. although it was hard to tell as the parade did not move! Emcee Phil Dybing announced the start of the parade which sent attendees to walk around and view the parade entrants. Whalan Legion members joined by a some members of the Lanesboro

A Community Center window has been broken. Since it is double paned it is waiting to be replaced by K&M Glass of Rochester. The council approved the removal of two boulevard trees at the Presbyterian Church. There is no requirement that the trees be replaced. The next regular meeting of the Canton City Council is on Wednesday, June 11, at 7 p.m. Legion marked the starting point of the parade. Other entrants included an 1885 ordinary (Hi-wheel bike) along with many classic cars and antique cars. An old Whalan police car in the parade was popular for visitors to pose next to for memorial photographs as was a piece of Whalan fire equipment from 1869. Many favorites of the Stand Still event could be seen again this year such as Stan’s Still and the favorite activity of many, the pie eating contest, took place again this year. The winner of the pie eating contest was Sawyer Johnson, age 11, son of Jared Johnson and Tori Johnson of Lanesboro, Minn. Back by popular demand in 2014 was the “Duck Pluck” where for the cost of one dollar visitors could buy a duck and have a chance to win a cash prize if their duck was plucked from the pond. According to Joan Johnson the winner of the Duck Pluck was Jane Lewis who won forty dollars. Ernie’s 1917 restored gas station is always worth visiting whether it is your first time to Whalan or perhaps you stop in every year during the Stand Still parade. Many residents and visitors followed this year’s theme and stopped in to the newly remodeled Whalan museum to get back to their roots. On Sunday morning the Whalan Lutheran Church held an outdoor service in the gazebo for anyone interested in attending. Many people took the opportunity to gather together in worship and fellowship. Attendance for the 2014 Whalan Stand Still parade was good, according to Joan Johnson, with somewhere between 1,500 and 2,000 people coming to town. With the combination of a one-of-a-kind parade, the local talent, and the wonderfully welcoming residents of Whalan you can be sure the Stand Still parade will keep moving forward for many years to come. To view additional photos of the Whalan Stand Still parade go to County Journal.

Walter Bradley and Steve Arnold perform during the Whalan Stand Still Parade with a little help from Steve’s granddaughter Audrey. Photo by Barb Jeffers

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Fillmore County Sports Gopher baseball wins TRC south By Paul Trende Chatfield baseball came into the last (full) week of the regular season in the TRC South driver’s seat (up one game, two left). The first of those contests was a re-match with Southland. Chatfield (#12 in Class A) now sits in the king’s thrown as South champs. The Gophers went to Adams and beat the 5th ranked Rebels. Chatfield finally rolled out senior Nate Skare (4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K). Drew Hurley then pitched Paul Trende (2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K). By the time he finished, Chatfield led 1-0. T.J. Moechnig doubled in the fifth. His courtesy runner, Payton Lund, scored after a sac but and an error. Lund again matriculated around the bases in the seventh to give third pitcher, Tommy Jech, an insurance run. Jech closed the door for the save. The Gophers prevailed 2-0. Ethan Woltz (2-3, 3 SB) and Ben Pierce (2-2, 2B) had two hits. Hurley got the win, the Gopher’s ninth straight. Chatfield’s team ERA dropped to 1.38 (20 ER in 15 games). Trent Rein-

ertz was 3-4 (2B) for Southland. Isaac Kloeckner (7 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K) took the loss. The Gophers then beat GMLOK to go a perfect 10-0 in the TRC South (14-2 overall).

Falcon Softball Steals Two, Earns One

A lot was on the line as #9 FC/L (6-2, 10-2) softball took on Chatfield (7-1, 12-4) in a doubleheader. For the Gophers, a pair of wins meant a share of the TRC South (with C-SG). Each team fought for 1A East’s top seed. A couple contests with dramatic endings ensued. In game one, Chatfield used small ball, and a Kirsten Keefe 2-run single, to take a first inning 2-0 lead. Junior pitcher Brook Irish then controlled FC/L’s line-up. A Taylor Pierce-Sprenger sixth inning singled ended a no hit bid. She later scored on a Megan Hendrickson RBI single (2-1). In the seventh, Chatfield had FC/L down to its last out. Kaitlynn Aug then doubled. Pinch-runner Kayla Leiding went to third on a passed ball. Freshman Haley Polin, on a 3-2 count, tied the game with an RBI single. Morgan Malley followed

with a single. Pierce-Sprenger then hit a sharp line-drive thru the glove of normally sure-fielding shortstop Sidney Irish. Polin scored to give FC/L the lead. Chatfield got Sidney to third in the bottom, but a couple ground-outs ended it. FCL pilfered game one 3-2. Malley got the win (7 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 K). Pierce-Sprenger was 1-2 (R, 2 BB, ROE). Keefe was 2-3 (both RBI) and Brook went the distance (7 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 4 K, 4 BB) for Chatfield. In game two, the Gophers again controlled despite a Malley no-hit bid. They got unearned runs in the first and second. Megan LaPlante broke up the no-no in the fifth with a double. She scored on a passed ball making it 3-0. In the bottom of the sixth, after an out, three Falcons reached. Polin then took one for the team (3-1). Malley walked (3-2). Pierce-Sprenger singled (3-3). Steph Erickson singled (4-3). In a seven batter sequence, FCL went from down 3-0 to up 4-3. Chatfield got a runner to second in the seventh. A line-drive double play ended it though. The Falcons (12-2) poached game two 4-3. They (12-3) snared the top seed. Malley threw a one-hitter (3 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K) while reaching four times

(3 BB, HBP, RBI) without an at bat. The win improved her record to 11-1. Pierce-Sprenger was 2-4 (RBI) and Polin 1-1 (BB, RBI, R). The former finished the day 4-6 (2 RBI, R) with a .875 O.B.P. (2 BB, FC). Walks surrendered told a story; FCL/Malley 0, Chatfield/B. Irish/ Jennifer Hanson 9.

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The R-P boys won the TRC golf meet. Charlie Krambeer and Alex Vix finished top five. The FC girls did the same, besting W-K via tiebreaker. Four Falcons finished top ten. Chatfield’s Paige Isensee finished second. Lanesboro’s Isaac Bierman won the SEC meet. L/ FC/M-C’s boys track won the SEC meet. R-P baseball hosted a county home-stand. The Trojans picked up win #1 versus GMLOK 4-2. A 2-run double by Riley Vitse was pivotal to a 3-run sixth (trailed 2-1). FCL then came to town for two. Nick Powell and Clay Olson hit back-to-back home runs, but Parker Dittman’s ground-ball with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh plated the winning run to push R-P to victory 9-8. FCL won game two 7-1. M-C then downed the Trojans 6-3. Vitse, the Trojan senior, batted .667 (8-12) thru the four games. Christian Sires hit a HR (2) in Cane win over Schaeffer. 1A East baseball playoffs: #7 Houston (5-11) at #2

Chatfield (14-2), #6 R-P (3-15) at #3 L-A (8-10), #5 FC/L (3-12) at #4 M-C (8-6). 1AA East: #8 GMLOK (3-16) at #1 La Crescent (13-7). Bulldog’s Alayna Meskill (both wins) and Jamie Stevens (7 RBIs, 32 on the year) led GMLOK to a softball sweep of R-P. Keela Brand hit a HR in a Trojan loss to C-SG. Megan LaPlante went yard, and Kirsten Keefe 5-5 with 5 RBI in a Gopher win over Southland. Houston’s Abbey Loken and Courtney Johnston combined to no-hit M-C in five. Cougar Coranda Vickerman hit a HR (2) in a win over G-E and Hannah Nolte batted .647 (11-17) with 8 RBI’s on the week. 1A East softball: #8 M-C (4-9) at #1 FC/L 12-3), #5 Houston (9-7) at #4 L-A (10-9), #7 R-P (4-13) at #2 W-K (13-6), #6 Goodhue (4-12) at #3 Chatfield (12-6). 1AA East: #6 GMLOK (6-12) at #3 St. Charles (7-12). All above baseball and softball records are completed regular seasons.


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gard Win. GMLOK: Trenton Bleifus 2-3, 3B, RBI) L/P 16, M-C 9 (M-C: Wesley Richert 2-4, 3 RBI); L/P 11, M-C 4 [6] (M-C: Tannor Fairchild 3-3, 2B, RBI, R) 05-15: Hayfield 6, Houston 2 (Hou: Brett Hoskins 2-3; Tyler Hoskins 2-4; Jeremiah Johnson 1-1, 2B, R, RBI. Hay: Drew Streightiff 1-4, HR, 2 RBI, R; Cole Kruger 2-4, 3B, R, RBI. Canes out-hit Vikes nine-eight, out-errored them fivezero) C-SG 4, GMLOK 2 (GMLOK: Isaac Tangen 3-3, 2 2B’s, R, Loss); C-SG 4, GMLOK 6 [8] (GMLOK: Jake Rindels 3-5, 2B, RBI, 2 R; Quinn Larson 2-3, R, 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 8 K, Win; T. Bleifus 1-5, 3B, 2 RBI) Schaeffer 5, M-C 15 [6] (M-C: Weston Whalen 3-3, 2 2B’s, 3 R; Collin O’Bieglo 1-3, 3B, 3 RBI, 3 R; Riley Marlow Win) FC/L 8, R-P 9 (R-P: R. Vitse 3-4, RBI, 2 R; Nate Sarvi 2-4, 3 RBI, R, Win. FCL: N. Powell 2-5, HR (1), 2 RBI, R; C. Olson 2-3, HR (1) RBI, R); FC/L 7, R-P 1 [5] (FCL: Nick Mensink 2-3, RBI, Win; Collin Bennett 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI. R-P: Ross Anderson 2-2, RBI) 05-16: L/P 6, FC/L 5 (FCL: C. Bennett 2-2, RBI, R; Garret Boggs 1-3, 3B, 2 RBI. L/P: Lee Bauer 2-3, 3 RBI) M-C 6, R-P 3 (M-C: C. O’Bieglo 1-2, RBI, R, Win. R-P: C. Stensgard 2-3, 2 2B’s, R, Loss) Houston 7, Schaeffer 3 (H: C. Sires 2-3, HR (2), 3 RBI; B. Hoskins 3-3, RBI, R; Mason Drake Win); H 17, SA 1 [5] (H: T. Hoskins 3-5, 3 RBI, 3 R, 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, Win; Dylan Lee 3-5, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R) #5 Southland 13, GMLOK 1 [5] (GMLOK: Doug Sabatke 1-2,

2B, RBI. Score was 4-1 thru four innings) 05-17: St. Charles 11, FCL 5 [5] (FCL: Josh Jones 2-3. SC: Nathan Boice 2-2, HR, 2 RBI)


05-12: GMLOK 1, C-SG 10 (GMLOK: J. Stevens 1-3, 2B, Loss; Theresa Gehling 1-2, RBI. C-SG: Samantha Bratland 3-4, 2B, 3B, RBI, 3 R, 7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 15 K, Win); GMLOK 2, C-SG 17 [5] (GMLOK: J. Stevens 2-2, 2B, 2 RBI) 05-13: Southland 2, FC/L 4 (FCL: M. Malley 2-4, 2B, 3B, 2 R, 7 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 14 K, Win; M. Hendrickson 1-2, RBI, R); S 8, FCL 18 [6](FCL: T. Pierce-Sprenger 3-3, 3B, 2 RBI, 3 R; Shelby Ebner 3-3, 2 2B, 2 R, RBI; S. Erickson 2-2, 2B, 3 R, 4 RBI; Gabby Brazee 3-5, 2 RBI, 2 R; M. Malley 2-4, RBI, 3 R, 4 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 11 K, Win. Southland: 16 BB’s issued) R-P 2, GMLOK 12 [5] (GMLOK: Hannah Corson 2-3, 3 RBI, R; J. Stevens 1-2, 2B, 2 RBI; A. Meskill 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 5 K, 0 BB, Win. R-P: K. Brand/ Morgan Vitse 1-2, RBI each); R-P 2, GMLOK 13 (GMLOK: J. Stevens 3-4, 2 2B’s, 5 RBI, 2 R; A. Meskill 2-5, 2 RBI, Win; Haley Colton 1-3, 2 RBI, 2 R. R-P: Haley Mueller 2-4, RBI) L/P 12, M-C 10 (H. Nolte 2-2, 2 R, RBI; Chelcie Busch 2-4, 2 RBI); L/P 6, M-C 12 (M-C: H. Nolte 3-4, 2 RBI, R; C. Busch 2-4; Kourtney Coyle 2-4, RBI, R; Abby Hanson 1-3, 2 RBI, 2 R; Sara Lind Win) 05-14: L-A 8, Chatfield 11 [5] (C: Shelby Bernard 3-4, 2B, 2 RBI; Sydney Gould 3-3, RBI, 2 R; S. Irish 2-4, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, 2 R; B. Irish Win. L-A: Marah Fortsch 2-4, 2B, 3 RBI; Taylor Daley 2-3, 3B, 2

Taylor Pierce-SPrenger Fillmore Central/Lanesboro Softball

FC/L sophomore softball player Taylor Pierce-Sprenger had two big at bats at two critical times in two critical games versus Chatfield. Her line-drive in game one was misplayed. It plated the game-winning run. Her looping single in game two plated the game-tying run. The hits helped FCL win both games, to finish the regular season 12-3, and to earn the #1 seed in 1A East. See ‘Falcon Softball Steals Two, Earns One.’ T-P-S batted .643 (9-14) on the week with a ridiculous .850 on-base percentage (9 hits, 6 BBs, 1 ROE, 1 FC in 20 AB’s). She is hitting .404 on the year with a team best 11 RBI’s.

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RBI, R. Gophers scored six in fifth to get win) G-E 1, Houston 22 [4] (H: A. Loken 3-3, 2B, 4 RBI, 3 R, 4 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 11 K, Win; Alyssa Rostad 3-4, 2B, 4 RBI, 2 R); G-E 2, H 10 [5] (H: Alexa Horihan 3-3, 3 2B’s, 2 RBI, 4 R; Trisha Johnson 3-3, RBI, R; C. Johnston Win) M-C 4, Randolph 9 (M-C: H. Nolte 2-3, RBI, R; Courtney Graves 1-3, 2 RBI) 05-15: Southland 1, Chatfield 22 [5] (C: K. Keefe 5-5, 2B, 5 RBI, 3 R; M. LaPlante 3-4, 2B, HR (1), 2 RBI, 3 R; S. Irish 3-4, 2 RBI, 3 R; B. Irish Win); S 2, C 20 [5] (C: S. Bernard 3-4, 3B, 3 RBI, 3 R; Kyra Dokken 2-2, 2 2B’s, 4 RBI, 2 R) G-E 4, M-C 9 (M-C: H. Nolte 2-3, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, R; S. Lind 2-3, RBI, Win); G-E 8, M-C 10 (M-C: C. Vickerman 3-4, 3B, HR (2), RBI, 3 R; S. Lind 3-4, 3 RBI, Win; H. Nolte 2-3, 2 RBI, R) Houston 2, Lourdes 6 (H: A. Horihan 1-3, 2B. RL: Karrie Virgin 1-2, 3 RBI, 7 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 9 K, Win) R-P 0, C-SG 10 [5] (R-P: Lauren Hadley/Brooke Johnson 1-2. C-SG: S. Bratland 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 14 K, Win); R-P 9, C-SG 11 (R-P: K. Brand 2-4, HR, 4 RBI, R; Allison Oian 2-2, 2 RBI. C-SG: S. Bratland 2-3, 3B, HR, 3 RBI, 3 R) 05-16: M-C 1, Houston 12 [5) (H: Alyvia King 3-3, R, RBI; A. Horihan 2-2, 2 2B’s, 4 RBI, 2 R. M-C: C. Graves RBI) R-P 6, St. Charles 2 (R-P: K. Brand 2-3, 2 2B’s, 3 RBI; M. Vitse 2-3, R; Savannah Skalet Win) 05-17: SC 11, FC/L 1 [6] (FCL: T. Pierce-Sprenger 2-3, RBI)

Track and Field

05-13: SEC Meet (LFCMC boys finished 1st, the girls 2nd (of 4). 1st’s: Niko Anderson (100, 200, & Long Jump), Monty Holm (400), Quentin Case (110 & 300 hurdles), Zach Voeltz (800), Travis Troendle (3200), Gabe Decker (Pole Vault), Bram van Lent (Triple Jump), Eric Holst (Discus), McKinnen Stone (Shot Put), the boys 4x100 (Damon Zutz/Anderson/ Alex Reed/Decker), 4x200 (Zutz/ Reed/Holm/Decker), & 4x400 (Case/Zutz/Voeltz/Holm) teams, Kenzie Broadwater (100), Kiera Olson (3200), Michaela Brazee (Pole Vault), Olivia Haug (Discus), the girls 4x100 (Belle Sand/ Leah Scheevel/Broadwater/Sara Vettleson-Trutza) & 4x400 (Kendyl Bennett/Bailey Ruen/Paige Bennett/Broadwater) teams)


05-12: (B) C-SG 187, D-E 244, Kingsland 235 (K: Simon Broadwater 51. C-SG: Devin Schiltz 43*); (G) C-SG 219, D-E Inc., K 282 (K: Karli Bly 53. C-SG: Rebecca Schroeder/Rachel Peterson 51’s*. D-E: Cadee Miller 51*) 05-13: (B) Lanesboro 205, L/P 188 (L:

Tristen Chiglo 50. L/P: Thomas Marx 44*); (G) L 254, L/P Inc. (L: Madeline Snyder 62. L/P: Maggie Leif 51*) (B) FC 170, K 246 (FC: Jordan Miller 38*, Trevor Barnes 39. K: Tyler Kappers 55); (G) FC 217, K 294 (FC: Katie Tammel 51*, Keeley Todd 52. K. K. Bly 52) (B) S 196, C 223 (S: Brandon Bergene 39*. C: Alex Hompe 51); (G) S Inc, C 221 (C: P. Isensee 49*, Morgan Henry 51) 05-15: Three Rivers Meet (R-P’s boys (340) bested L-A (347) for first. FC (363) was 4th. County top 10: C. Krambeer-RP (3rd-tie, 81), A. Vix-RP (5th, 82), J. MillerFC (8th, 86), Hudson StensgardRP (9th-tie, 87). FC’s girls (386) bested W-K (386) for first via Laura Donney’s higher fifth score

tiebreaker. Chatfield took 5th. County top 10: P. Isensee-C (2nd, 87), K. Todd-FC (6th, 94), Grace Miller-FC (7th, 96), Madison Scheevel-FC (8th, 97), K. TammelFC (10th, 99)) (B) GMLO 204, H 195 (GMLO: Tyler Sloan 43*. H: Sam Ross 46); (G) GMLO Inc., H Inc. (GMLO: Kaitlyn Kling 43*. H: Kelly Jerviss 50) 05-16: SEC Meet (Boys: GMLO 359, L 360, L/P 381, H 388. Burro Isaac Bierman (81) was medalist. S. Ross (H, 86) and Liam Dorn (L, 88) finished 3-4. GMLO’s K. Kling (95) medaled for the girls. K. Jerviss (H, 110), Hope Knepper (L, 117), and McKenzie Hanson (L, 117) finished 3-4. Only Lanesboro has a complete girls’ team. Only 12 girls golfed)

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dents being present, and that KINGSLAND the district has no authority over Continued from Page 1 Continued from Page 9 adult behavior, thus not being in and who bully others may have position to make a decision. He and assistant football coach, serious, lasting problems,” said encouraged the Aumans to file and Jill Thalmann as 3rd grade teacher. They also approved a Tracey Auman. “The strategies for a restraining order. for prevention and response are “It is the district’s responsi- Resolution of Nonrenewal for applicable to any place where bility,” responded Auman, who Reeny Asprey Smith. youth study and play. ‘The school filed a report with police follow- The board hired of Steve recognizes that early adolescence ing the incident. “If you don’t Hauser as Interim Athletic is a time of special needs and want the responsibility, don’t Director. Jacob Vetter was hired that every student has the free- advertise it through the school. as head girls basketball coach. dom participate in school activi- As a parent, in my mind, it’s a Other hires approved included ties,’” continschool-related the ESY staff, Brad Reiter, and ued Auman thing and the Paul Eckheart as B squad foot“This issue like so law pertains ball coaches and Angela Forland citing the R-P Student Handmany bullying and to any place a book. intimidation issues student plays “Yet they or studies.” gets swept under the were willing to Board rug by our office. member Tayviolate my son’s right because of Why should a par- lor Peterson an unsafe envithe By Karen Reisner ent feel they need requested ronment?” she district pro- City Administrator Joe Hoffto engage in a war vide more man explained the plans for the asked regarding the district with the superinten- disclosure for restoration project at the counallowing a pariden- cil’s May 19 meeting. Trout dent to keep their events ent involved tifying non- Unlimited requested the city’s children safe? How school affili- endorsement for their plans to in the incident to attend an many parents have ation there is improve Root River access for upcoming field to open enroll their no confusion. anglers on land owned by the trip. T h e or the Minnesota DNR. children and pull district does city The Aumans Trout Unlimited will apply for are requesting them out of this dis- not currently funding from the state through the district cretrict before anything have a policy the Outdoor Heritage Legacy ate and uphold parent Grant (sales tax money) to make changes?” continued for a policy for s u p e r v i s o r / improvements along 1.25 miles Auman. volunteers at c h a p e r o n e s of the Root River from the south district facilion field trips. bridge to Camp Creek. The ties and events. Additionally, Background checks are conduct- money will be used to stabilize they are requesting that all vol- ed for all volunteers and volun- the banks, to remove weedy tree unteers pass a background check teer coaches who will be working species and reduce erosion, to and that families are notified with children, but has not done install ADA compliant and safer prior to events, who will be checks on parents who volun- accesses for fishermen, and to acting as a volunteer. “If you teer to chaperone or supervise install in-stream habitat. can’t pass a background check to on field trips. For the duration The National Trout Center work at the district, why should of the school year, the district developed the cooperative agreeyou be allowed to volunteer? will be discontinuing the use ment with Minnesota Trout And volunteers can’t just show of non-staff/parent chaperones Unlimited and the DNR. up without a check under the on school-sponsored field trips, The city is expected to contrib‘open door’ policy,” continued at the recommendation of legal ute some in-kind work (helping Auman. “I spoke with the Min- counsel. However, according to with tree removal) and to permit nesota Board of Education and a memo from the district, par- work to be done on its propwas told that if no background ents may attend an event with erty. The city will not contribute check is done, parents must be their child, providing their own to the funding of the project. notified by the district prior to transportation and at their own The council agreed to participate an event.” cost. Those parent volunteers endorsing the project. “This issue like so many bully- will not serve in a supervisory Industrial Park ing and intimidation issues gets role other than for their own A couple of unanswered quesswept under the rug by our child. tions concerning the Industrial office. Why should a parent feel A policy will be drafted and Park to be located south and they need to engage in a war presented to the school board west of the intersection of Highwith the superintendent to keep at the June 16 meeting. The ways 52 and 16 north of town their children safe? How many policy will be in place for the created considerable discussion. parents have to open enroll their 2014-2015 school year. Super- DEED has not given the city children and pull them out of intendent Ehler has said he will an answer on their grant request this district before anything take the request of notifying par- to help pay for necessary infrachanges?” continued Auman. ents of who will be participat- structure for the park and won’t “I’ve seen these issues arise, ing in school-related activities until after the governor signs not just with students, but with and events under consideration. the bonding bill which has been staff; bullying or intimidation “That will be challenge, but we approved by both the state house from the top down,” responded will do our best to address this and senate. board member Taylor Peterson. matter,” noted Ehler. The other hurdle seems to be “If we want our kids to be well The next regularly scheduled the location of a retention pond. mannered, we need to stop our- board meeting is Monday, June Members of the council do not selves. Kids are never going to 16, at 5:30 p.m., in the high like the idea of the pond being stop until we teach them.” school biology room. The public located in the industrial park In relation to school-partnered is encouraged to attend. area as it would take over an acre events, advertised in the Rushford-Peterson Community Education flyer, the district maintains that some events are sponsored by a local business and that the district was a merely a partner by advertisement. At the incident Let us help control your dust problem on roads, driveways in question, the event site was & parking lots. Environmentally safe & noncorrosive. closed to the general public to Call Chuck’s Feed & Grain today and allow the event with R-P stusign up for your dust control! dents to take place. However, Board Chair John Linder noted that the incident was directed 507-875-2247 at another adult, despite stu-


The FCJ reaches over 13,000 households each week. and Kim Bly as summer SACC assistants. The deaf and hard of hearing teacher service contract with SMEC was approved at a rate of $45/hour for 43 days for a total of $15,480 plus mileage. The vision services contract with SMEC was approved at a rate of $60/hour for 24 days for a total of $11,520 plus mileage. The Autism services agreement was approved as presented. The FY15 Capital Outlay was deferred until the June 2014 meeting. The board added a .5

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of space on the developable site and not add to the attractiveness of the area. City Engineer Brett Grabau explained other options which would be considerably more expensive and would require a willing seller of private property and/or MnDOT approval. One site being considered would drain a much larger area requiring considerably more capacity. Grabau maintained that treating on site as was recommended in the original plan is the most economical option. Councilman Robert Maust suggested that creating a retention pond on private property that would drain many times as many acres would cost more now but would serve the city better years down the road. Mayor Kurt Reicks commented that he has been hearing concerns from residents over planned property tax increases necessary to pay for street projects already in the works and the amount of money being spent. Maust asked if we want to be a “standstill” community or if we want to attract businesses. Councilman David Collett said the first step is to find out if private property can be acquired for the location of a retention pond. Councilman Charles Sparks maintained that if every other option fails, we will have to go back to the original plan and locate the pond on the developable site. A motion was approved directing staff to see if private property (Wingert property) can be acquired to locate the pond off the industrial park site.

preschool teaching position and an Intermediate teaching position. Priebe spoke briefly about the middle school name stating that middle schools normally include grades 6, 7, & 8 and Kingsland’s Middle school currently houses Grades 4, 5, & 6. The name of the middle school could be changed to intermediate for practical purposes. The board concluded to table this discussion until a Facilities Task See KINGSLAND Page 15 

Other Business In Brief •A revolving loan for Bluff Country Manufacturing was approved as recommended by the EDA. The applicant has requested $10,000 payable over 15 years at 2.5 percent interest. The loan will be collateralized with a second lien on the new building and a personal guarantee. The loan was approved contingent on the bank financing approval. •Richard Petsch updated the council on the ongoing projects of the Preston Historical Society. Currently, they are only working on small maintenance projects. The restoration of the 1951 Milwaukee Road caboose is nearly complete. Kelly Printing will do the stenciling on the outside. The historical society would like to put up a fence around the whole caboose and elevator area for safety and liability reasons. A letter requesting the annual funding from the city in the amount of $3,000 was introduced. Hoffman noted the council has authorized funding in the amount of $2,500 for each of the last five years and that is the amount that had been budgeted for this year. After some discussion the council approved funding at the $3,000 level. •The city will get 3 AEDs provided through Fillmore County’s AED grant. They will be placed in the fire hall, power plant, and the city shop. •Tim Kiehne representing the Preston Chamber of Commerce had requested the closure of Main Street (St. Anthony Street to St. Paul Street) on the second Thursday of each month during the summer for Family Fun Night. Approval was given to close the street from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the evenings of June 12, July 10, and August 14.

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Force is formed. The progress on the formation of the Facilities Task Force was discussed with Doug Plaehn stating that six volunteers from the community have shown an interest in being on the task force. Plaehn proposed having 12 people on the task force which would include the six community members, two school board members, two administrative staff, and two staff members. Board members Gwen Howard and Troy Asher both volunteered to be on the Facilities Task Force. Tenure was approved for Mollie McMahon and Rachael Burt. Stacy Rath with the booster club approached the school

board with a generous offer from the KABC to match 50 percent of the funds needed to purchase an electronic message sign. The total cost of the sign is $39,700 with $11,700 in donations received to date leaving $28,000 remaining. Doug Plaehn and Gwen Howard feel the money needed for the sign should not come from the school in any way as it would take away money that could be put toward education. Fundraising efforts will be heightened as the booster club would like an answer by June 27 and would prefer the sign be installed this year. The matter will be discussed again at the June school board meeting. Meeting adjourned. Next regular meeting will be held Monday, June 16, 2014.

Chatfield looks to wrap up school year By Mitchell Walbridge The Chatfield School Board meeting opened on May 19 with four members present along with principals Craig Ihrke and Randy Paulson and Superintendent Ed Harris. Both principals thanked the music department for the effort put in for the spring concerts. Also, both commented on MCA testing scores that have risen significantly from this year’s testing cycle. Kadin Hill was present at the meeting representing the Chatfield Student Senate. Hill said that elections have taken place for next year’s student senate members. Reading specialist Elissa Johnsrud was present at the meeting to give an update on both the Action 100 program and Reading Research projects. Both programs have had a great year in supporting students’ academic growth. For the remainder of the school year they will continue to close in on their goals. Technology integration advisor Kristy Cook was also in attendance. Cook thanked the board for the opportunity to fill her new role this school year and looks forward to next year. Cook said that many parents, students and school staff have completed a clarity survey that will help set up what componentns of technology integration can be focused on next year. Cook will also be hosting a number of training sessions for staff over the summer. Next year all 9th grade students will be required to bring their own device. This step is a follow-up to the district’s 1 to 1 iPad program. If families need financial assistance, they can reach out to the school for further guidance. A representative from the Chatfield Center for the Arts was at the meeting to give an update on the status of the Center. With money expected from the state’s bonding bill, infrastructure improvements on the CCA are expected to get underway. On the list are installation

of better restroom facilities, the addition of an atrium/foyer area, and handicap accessibility. Superintendent Harris extended his congratulations to the CCA for its accomplishments. Harris also shared 2014 key legislative outcomes in his report to the board. There is new revenue available for an addition $25 per student, funding for teacher evaluation implementation support, and full funding for reduced lunch families. To conclude, Harris stated that a budget preview will be available at the June school board meeting. Consent Items The following were approved unanimously by the school board: •April 15, 2014 special meeting and April 21, 2014 regular meeting. •Junior high football coach position. •Posting of junior high football coach position pending numbers. •Resignation of Karen Forde, high school paraprofessional. •Posting for elementary summer school teachers and paraprofessionals. •Food service management contract with Taher for the 2014-2015 school year. •Posting Ag instructor. •Elementary custodial position. •School board meeting date change to Tuesday, July 15, 2014. •Resignation of Adam Hurley, high school paraprofessional. •Resignation of Adam Hurley, 8th grade boys basketball coach. •Posting of 8th grade boys basketball coach position. •Ag instructor Tim Willette. Future Meetings/Events •May 26, 2014: Memorial Day, No School •May 30, 2014: End of 4th Quarter, Early Out, Staff Development Day •June 1, 2014: Graduation Day at 1:30 p.m. •June 16, 2014: Regular school board meeting at 7 p.m.

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Becky’s Food Tales By Becky Hoff

A baby bird, the folly of man, and rhubarb cake The Sunday before last, my husband and I drove out to the tree dump. No particular reason, we didn’t even have any brush to dump. But I had noticed that the fire from the tree dump seemed particularly smoky that evening, and I wanted to see what was burning. There was a large pile of wood chips smoldering, and that accounted for the extra smoke. Directly next to this pile was a cut up pile of brush. On top of this pile was a scruffy, defiant looking brown baby bird. He was chirping to beat the band and there was a rather intense quality about him. He didn’t seem scared, he seemed cranky. Someone had cut down his home, and dragged him out to the dump, and he was irritated and probably more than a little hungry. I looked at my husband. My husband looked at me. “We should really just leave him here,” said my husband. I was inclined to agree. It’s generally best to let nature take its course when it comes to baby birds and other wildlife. It was sad, but this little guy probably wasn’t going to make it through

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the night. If the smoke didn’t get him, then certainly some raccoon or other predator would. Then I found myself suggesting that we should at least move him away from the fire. We looked around for a suitable place to leave the little guy. Then we looked around for something to use to pick up the bird and move it. The little angry bird continued to demand food as we discussed what to do. And as you can probably guess, his pleas got to us. Going against common sense, we brought Angry Bird home and set him up in an unused cage.

We fed him egg yolk from an improvised bottle, and he settled in and slept through the night. I half expected that I’d find him dead that morning, but a bit after sunrise he started to chirp. A lot. Angry Bird was hungry again- baby birds have an extremely high metabolism, and it quickly became clear that this little guy was going to require frequent feedings. The raw egg yolk wasn’t really doing it for him this morning, so I did some internet research to come up with a better meal plan. Angry Bird now receives frequent feedings of softened kitten chow, chopped up hard boiled eggs with ground up eggshell, and cut up night crawlers. Angry Bird seems to enjoy the night crawlers best and has started to reject the other menu options. He lets me know when

Grandma Raway’s Magic Rhubarb Cake

Rhubarb Filling 3 cups rhubarb, chopped into ½ inch pieces ½ cup sugar One package strawberry Jello (standard sized package, NOT sugar free) Other ingredients Mini Marshmallows One box of your preferred yellow cake mix Directions Mix the filling ingredients together and set aside Butter a 9x13 cake pan, and layer it with a single layer of mini marshmallows Mix cake mix according to box directions, then pour cake batter over marshmallows Spoon rhubarb mixture on top of cake mix Bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes I want to express my deepest gratitude to Larry, Samantha and the Lanesboro Ambulance for their care for me after my fall on the ice. A special thank you to my family and friends for all the cards, gifts, visits and phone calls during my stay at St. Mary’s Hospital and Chosen Valley Care Center following my hip replacement. A very big thank you to Jerry for making arrangements for my family to care for my dog, Toby, so he could stay home. I greatly appreciate my granddaughter, Samantha, for her loving care and all she does for me since my return home.

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he is hungry, and sleeps through the night. My husband and I do not intend to keep him as a pet. As soon as he is done figuring out how to fly (he’s making great progress!) we’re going to let him outside, keep an eye on him from a distance and see how he does. And that my friends, is the story of the real Angry Bird. (And two silly humans.) In the spirit of spring, today I am submitting a recipe for my Grandma Raway’s Magic Rhubarb Cake. I may have submitted this recipe last year, but that’s okay. It’s is a special kind of childhood nostalgia good, and it needs to be shared again. The magic of this cake is that the rhubarb filling goes to the bottom, and the marshmallows rise to the top, even though these are not their original positions when layering ingredients. It’s sort of like a rhubarb upside-down cake. Try it and see!


Booth ~ Olson Michael and Debra Olson, Houston, Minn. announce the engagement of their daughter, Naomi Rae, to David Ryan Booth, son of Pastor James and Renae Booth of Tioga, ND. Miss Olson graduated from Northwestern College, St. Paul, Minn. with a Bachelor of Science degree in Visual Art Education. Birth Announcement She is employed by Trinity Christian School in Williston, Porter Mitchell Peterson Mitchell and Alexandra ND. Mr. Booth graduated from Peterson of Preston, Minn. are Crown College, St. Bonifacius, proud to announce the birth Minn. with a Bachelor of Arts of their son, Porter Mitchell degree in Biblical and Theological Peterson. Porter was born May Studies and is employed at Cenex 10, 2014 weighing 8 lbs. 7 oz. in Tioga. A June wedding is and measuring 20 1/4 inches planned. long. Grandparents are Sharon Woellert of Preston, Jerry Hampel of Stewartville, Minn., Birth Announcement Deb Peterson, Harmony, Minn. Lainey Marie Halverson and Larry Peterson of Harmony. Lainey Marie, was born on May 3, 2014 to Andrew and Announcing Nichole Halverson of Mabel, the birth of Minn. She weighed 7 pounds, 3 Madeline ounces and was 19 inches long. Elizabeth Grandparents are Arlen and Olstad Genette Halverson of Mabel, at 6:46 AM, Thursday, and Bill and Sharon Lunsford May 8, of Arcadia, Wis. Great grand2014 at parents are Dorothy Rosaaen of Mayo Clinic Spring Grove, Minn., Evelyn Hospital, Methodist campus, Rochester. She Halverson of Mabel and Shirley weighed 6 pounds 11 ounces and Woychik-Brown of Arcadia. was 18 3/4 inches long. Parents: Julia and Levi Olstad, Harmony Grandparents: Elizabeth and Allen LaFleur, Rushford; Melanie and Heath Olstad, Harmony Great Grandparents: Rachel Ukkestad, Virginia LaFleur, Mary and Gary Woxland, Ione and Claire Olstad; all of Rushford.

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Bell Pepper & Tomato Salad Serves 6 (about 3/4 cup each) Ingredients: 3 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped 1/2 C chopped green peppers 1/2 C chopped orange pepper 1 celery rib, thinly sliced 1/2 C chopped red onion 2 T cider vinegar 1 T sugar 1/2 t salt 1/8 t pepper Directions: In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, peppers, celery and onion. In a small bowl, combine vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. Stir vinegar mixture into vegetables. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours to allow flavors to blend. Per serving: 35 calories, 0 g fat, 1 g protein, 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 200 mg sodium This recipe is a Foot Steps to Health Recipe providing a serving of fruit or vegetable and is 500 Club Approved. The Foot Steps to Health program is a collaboration between the La Crosse County Health Department, Coulee Region Childhood Obesity Coalition, Gundersen Lutheran’s 500 Club, local businesses and local universities. Permission has been obtained by Rush Foods Inc. to use this information.

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Journal Writing Project:

Small town

By Kaia Hongerholt The band Rehab captured it best in their song “Welcome Home,” when they describe their hometown. Growing up in a small town is an experience that only the Kaia Hongerholt lucky ones receive. People who grow up in a large city like New York City or Los Angeles are raised with locked doors, subway passes, and a couple friends. In a small town students are exposed to a larger variety than a large high school would have to offer. From sports to friendships to

classes, a small town can offer it all. There are not tryouts for sports teams because everyone is welcomed to play, and friendships are even strong between seniors and freshmen. Class sizes can vary from 20 kids all the way down to four. This offers students the chance to know your teachers and get the one on one help with homework. When you walk down the halls of Lanesboro High School, every day you will get a welcoming hello and a joke from Mr. O’Koren. His bright face is always there to brighten your day. This shows the closeknit family our community has formed. Coming from a small town sets students ahead when they go to college. These students will have participated in a wider range of extra-curricular

activities to prepare them. This is where the star quarterback is also the point guard on the basketball team, the valedictorian, and the leading trumpet in the band. Having the opportunities that a small town offers prepares students for a full load of college course work, but also offers a quiet place to come home to. For me, coming from Lanesboro means knowing I have a place to come home to. No matter which path you choose, to go to college, enter the military, or the work force, you have the skill set to accomplish whatever your dreams are. Living in a small town may seem like a negative while your growing up, but when you leave your small town you realize the love and opportunity it offered you. Kaia Hongerholt is a student at Lanesboro High School. She is one of 8 area students participating in the Journal Writing Project, now in its fifteenth year.

Second annual Milk Fun[D] Run The second ever Milk Fun[D] Run will be held on June 7 in Fountain, Minn. at 9 a.m.! In 2013, this event raised $2,300 that was then donated to the Fillmore Central School’s Milk Fund. The run will begin at the Fountain, Minn. Root River Trail Head and finish at Trailside Holsteins Dairy Farm. This event is a fun run/walk open to all individuals and families regardless of age and/or skill level. RegistraOPen SeVen DAYS A WeeK 9am-6pm starting at

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tion will be at the Fountain trail head from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. with the run beginning at 9 a.m. The course will take runners and walkers 2.5 miles downhill on the scenic Root River Bike Trail concluding at Trailside Holsteins where refreshments and dairy snacks will be provided. An award ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. with awards given to the top male and female runners and top youth finishers. A free shuttle back to the Fountain trail head will be available from 9:30 a.m. until noon. One-hundred percent of the proceeds from the Milk Fun[D] Run will be donated to the Milk Fund at Fillmore Central Schools. The Milk Fund was founded to assure that all students have the opportunity to enjoy wholesome milk during their morning milk break. Educational dairy displays will be set up on the farm and tours of the dairy farm will also be available from 9:30 until 11:30. To learn more about the Milk Fun[D] Run please visit our Facebook page, or contact Michael Johnson at 507-421-3967, or We hope everyone will come out

Happy 4th Birthday Spenceron the 26th

on June 7 for a fun morning on the beautiful Root River Trail. Please join us for some exercise and tour a modern dairy farm, all in support of a great cause! 44th Annual

Hongerholt REUNION The Hongerholt Family Reunion will be held Sunday, June 8, 2014

Highland Prairie Church Park 12:00 Noon Potluck Dinner Beverages will be provided.


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Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers’ Market gearing up for events

The Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers’ Market got a great start May 7, thanks to a break in the weather and an enthusiastic crowd. Sunny skies and warm temperatures brought in customers to Creekside Park in Rushford, eager to meet the returning and new vendors. Two events, a flower giveaway, sponsored by Root River Floral, and a homemade greeting card class, sponsored by Perfect Page Scrapbooking, provided additional interest. Fourteen of 21 vendors signed up for the season brought in the goods: O’Neill Family Farm, Mighty Pines Acres, Presbyterian Women, Pat Bollinger, Root River Baskets, Turned Write Handcrafted Art, Oak Spring Herb Farm, Stavens Family Farm, Paradise Outpost, Simple. A Baby Store, The Farmer’s Daughter, Treat Your Pet, Kozi Pie Shoppe, and The Farm at Rush Arbor. Additional vendors signed on for the season include Beth George, Burdey’s Café, Crooked Pine Soap, Labrador Home and Garden, Metz’s Hart-Land Dairy and Honey, The Granary, and Wind Turbine Orchard. The listing is expected to grow as summer nears. The schedule for season events is also growing. May 14 Root River Yoga is sponsoring a free yoga class for all ages and skill levels, from 5-6 p.m. and there will be a chamber of commerce ribbon cutting for the market at 5:30 p.m. There is no registration required for the yoga class, but it is preferred. Participants can pre-registered by emailing rushfordpetersonvalleymarket@gmail. com or calling the market manager at (507) 458-2547. Signup is also available via Facebook. May 21, Megan Grebe from Fillmore County Habitat for Humanity will be giving a pre-

sentation on the Brush with Kindness project from 5-5:30 p.m. May 28, is Senior Citizens’ Day at the market. From 4-7 p.m., Helping Our Neighbors will be on site with information and discussion geared towards seniors. At 6 p.m., a special presentation on Helping Seniors Stay at Home will be held, including tips on staying healthy and fall prevention. Additional events sponsored by Winona Health, including a possible class on Living Well with Chronic Conditions, are pending. No registration is required for either class. June 4, Lisa Douglas of Masterpeace Farm will teach an Introduction to Homemade Beauty Products Class. The class is $5 per participant and begins at 5 p.m. Douglas will walk participants through making their own variety of natural, chemical-free sugar scrubs and lip balms, which they will take home. Again, to register, please email the market at or call (507) 458-2547. Class size is limited! The full schedule of events for the season is available online at rushfordpetersonvalleymarket. The market is still seeking additional entertainment and presenters for demonstrations and classes. A suggested presentation topic listing is also available on the website, under the “media” tab. Spaces are still available for additional vendors as well. Those interested are encouraged to contact the market regarding details. The market runs May 7 to October 1 and is held each Wednesday, from 4-7 p.m., at Creekside Park in Rushford.

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Houston Students look forward to Pearson science curriculum By Angie Rodenburg The Houston School Board held a meeting on May 20. At the meeting Gwen Rostad presented the FY2015 Proposed Budget to the board and answered board questions. The proposed budget must be reviewed and approved by the school board by June 30, 2014. Marsha Benson also took time to explain to the board that the school’s dental rates will be going up for the FY2015 dental insurance plan. Rates have not increased in the past 12 years that the school has been selfinsured through Simple Dental. Scott Dee of La Crosse Insurance

gave Houston Schools his recommendation in letter form. “My recommendation for Houston Public Schools is to continue to self-fund the dental plan through Simple but increase the monthly premium amounts by 5 percent and add the Premier Dental Network in a passive position,” wrote Dee. The school board will need to make a decision by the end of June. Krin Abraham also presented the new proposed science curriculum to the board. After a long process of deciding which curriculum would suit the Houston School District best, Pearson Publishers was chosen. Abra-

Important 2014 deadlines for livestock disaster aid ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota livestock producers can submit notices of animal loss and apply for payment to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA)

disaster programs, which were reinstated with the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill. Funding is retroactive and covers some losses back to October, 2011. Claims from past years must

Farm related • antique • HouseHold

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spring Valley sales auction Building 412 east Park street, spring Valley, mn

eugene F simon, owner AUCTIONEER NOTE: As Eugene has sold his acreage and moved to an apartment he will sell his farm related items, large assortment of tools, antiques and collectibles and household items at public auction. Don’t Miss This Sale!

Selling 2 RingS - All DAy 12-14 Hayracks of Smalls

1950 Ford 8N w/loader, IHC Farmall C w/ Belta belly mower. Huska 16.5 lawnmower w/42” deck, 1931 Town Sedan deluxe (needs work). 1946 Jeep runs, Jeep frame w/motor, Ford 3 pt. cultivator, Ford 2x14” 3 pt plow, 3 pt blade, 5’ trail mower, buzz saw for Ford Forge and may large tools.

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sale arranged and conducted By sPring Valley sales comPany auctioneers: Dick Schwade Lic. 23-10018, 507-346-2183 or 7834, Cell 507-251-7313; Tom Jasper 50-113, 507-251-7654; Kevin Grabau 23-91, 507-951-1478 ringman: Bob Root, Roger Becker clerk: Spring Valley Sales - Fax 507-346-2163.

announcements day oF take Precedence oVer any adVertised or Pre-Printed material all oF tHe aBoVe mercHandise is selling as is, wHere is, witH no warranty. terms: casH or good cHeck day oF sale. notHing to Be remoVed until settled For. not resPonsiBle For accidents or mercHandise aFter sold. Please Bring ProPer identiFication.

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bidding starts ending on sUnday, June 1 at 5:30pm Only a Partial List: 94’ Plymouth Mini Van ; Cub Lo-Boy 185 w/mower; Sport Club trailer w/ramp 5’6”x14’; Chevy brush guard; Polaris Ranger lock & ride bed wall extender; LAWN EQUIPMENT Gravely lawn mower, Stihl power broom, garden tillers, brush trimmer, branch chipper, lawn sweeper, chainsaw; SPORTING GOODS ATV's (4), duck decoys, traps, new snorkeling gear, motorcycle helmets ; COLLECTIBLES antique wood block planes, plates, cookie jars, cast iron Aunt Jamima, canning jars, Boyd bears, Beanie Babies, beer steins, costume jewelry, Davis baskets, liquor decanters, Campbell Soup, Barbies, antique baby buggy, enamelware, crocks, Martha Washington sewing cabinet; Linder mantel clock; FURNITURE recliners, sofas, dining room tables/chairs, dressers, dry sink, country cupboard, glider, full size metal lockers; TOOLS power tools, hand tools, 1.5 ton chain hoist, gas/diesel fuel barrel w/stand. Terms: MN sales tax & 10% buyer prem. added to all purchases. All items sold “as is”. Buyer confirming validity & condition. All buyer’s must pick up & pay for items on pickup day. If you’re not able to make pickup day, please don’t bid. Viewing Days: WED May 28th 3pm-7pm; SUN June 1st 11am-3pm Pickup Day: MON June 2nd 8am-7pm Location:Darr Auctions Warehouse 909 Larson Lane, Rushford, MN Look for directional signs.

ham raved about the benefits of the Pearson curriculum that is primarily online, which allows resources to be easily updated. Abraham also told the board that both the teachers and students preferred the Pearson curriculum and found it much easier to use than other programs. “The kids loved it. The kids got excited about science using that curriculum.” Abraham also believed that using Pearson’s online curriculum would improve test scores since the students will be learning the same way they will be tested. Abraham suggested that the district make an inclusive purchase for seven years, which will save

the district money.The total cost of the science purchase would be $41,084.32, which would cover everything from lab equipment and training to curriculum. There is an additional request for the purchase of 85 new computers which would cost $39,000. The total cost to implement the new science curriculum would be $80,084.32. The school board will vote on the proposal at a future meeting. After all presentations were made the school board looked to old business that required action. The board approved Houston High School’s request to produce a musical for the 2014-2015 school

year. The board also approved the Junior/Senior trip to Washington D.C. set for November 29-December 5, 2014. Hiring a Robotics coach and a team budget of $1,000 was also approved. Lastly, the board approved the architect fees for work to be done on upgrades to the boys’ and girls’ shower areas at the high school and other accessible upgrades. These upgrades need to be done in order to be compliant with the MDE Civil Rights Review Voluntary Compliance Plan. The next school board meeting will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 3 at the Houston High School Library..

have proper documentation to receive funding, which may include photos, ownership records or purchase and transportation receipts. “With funding restored, now is the time to act. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has been encouraging producers over the last few years to document all losses pending this return in funding of livestock assistance programs. We encourage producers to connect with their local Minnesota FSA to seek reimbursement,” said MDA livestock development supervisor, Curt Zimmerman. The reimbursements cover several areas of livestock and are broken down into three categories: •Livestock Indemnity Program:

pays producer for livestock deaths dating back to October, 2011 caused by adverse weather or attacks by animals reintroduced into the wild by the federal government. Deadline to submit a notice of loss and application for payment is January 30, 2015. •Livestock Forage Program: pays producer for livestock losses due to drought or fire on pastureland planted specifically for grazing, dating back to October, 2011. Deadline to submit a notice of loss and application for payment is January 30, 2015. •Emergency Assistance for Livestock,

Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program: provides producer assistance for eligible losses due to disease and weather conditions not covered in the Forage or Indemnity Programs. These losses are covered dating back to 2012 and deadline to submit a notice of loss and application for payment is August 1, 2014. Questions and specific qualifications and deadlines to file for losses can be directed to the Minnesota FSA office: pp?mystate=mn&area=home&subject= landing&topic=landing.

Semcac Head Start announces new services in Fillmore County FILLMORE COUNTY, Minn - Semcac Head Start is excited to announce a new service in Fillmore County. The program will offer a home-based option to reach families expecting a baby and/or with children who are ages birth-three years. A trained educator comes to the family’s home, weekly, to work with children and parents. Then, every two weeks, a socialization event is offered at the local Head Start Center to provide parents and children time for connecting with others. Services will begin in September 2014, at no-cost to families. The new option is consistent with Semcac Head Start’s responsive and flexible programming. Being a rural county, the home-based option brings services directly to each home. The home-based option is in addition to our pre-school centers in Preston and LeRoy. Both options are high quality, focused on the entire well-being of children towards school readiness. For more information, or for an application for Head Start, visit the Semcac Contact Center in Preston or call 507/765-2761. Our focus is to serve families with limited income based on federal guidelines. All interested families, including those with special needs, are encouraged to apply. Staff will work with each family to determine eligibility.

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Fillmore County Sheriff candidacy announcement Rochester Police Shift Commander, Lt. Tom Kaase announces his candidacy for Fillmore County Sheriff. He has served with the Rochester Police Department for the past 18 years in the capacities of patrolman, community policing officer, investigator, narcotics investigator assigned to Tom Kaase the Southeastern Minnesota Drug Task Force, sergeant, and now currently lieutenant. Previously to Rochester, he served with the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Department for over 11.5 years as a dispatcher/jailer, deputy, investigator, D.A.R.E. officer, and sergeant. While at Fillmore County, he worked for the cities of Preston, Harmony, Mabel, and Chatfield as a patrol officer. A continuous Fillmore County resident for over 50 years, Kaase’s public service is not only limited to law enforcement. He is a former Preston ambulance member, served on the Kingsland School Board for nine years, and is currently in his second term as a Fillmore County Commissioner serving District 1. As a Fillmore County Commissioner, Commissioner Kaase serves as chair of the Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC) Public Safety Committee (representing all 87 counties), the AMC Futures Committee, the Criminal Justice and Juvenile Task Force (convened by the Supreme Court Justice), the State Radio Board, the Regional Radio Board, Chair of the Legislative Committee for the State Radio Board, and numerous other committees both law enforcement and nonlaw enforcement related. Kaase received his Law Enforcement Degree from Rochester Community College. He has attended the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension’s (BCA) Management series. He has also attended the FBI Leadership and Supervision Training. In his almost 30 years in law enforcement, he has attended a multitude of other trainings and classes. Kaase’s reason for running Fillmore County Sheriff? “I began my career in law enforcement in November of 1984, almost 30 years ago, with Fillmore County as a dispatcher/jailer and would like to come full-circle and complete it by being the next Fillmore County Sheriff. The


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capacities I have served in at Fillmore County, the Rochester Police Department, as a Kingsland Board member, and as a Fillmore County Commissioner has afforded me the real life training and experience that I believe are unmatched and make me the best candidate for Sheriff. My leadership philosophies are simple: Professionalism, Fairness, and Customer Service! In all the people I have supervised, I’ve asked the following: treat those that you deal with respectfully; and any job or task that you do, do as you would want done for yourself, your family, or your friends”. Kaase points out issues that Fillmore County will be facing in the future, which

Monday, May 26, 2014 include our jails future, our communication systems (the 800 radios and the broadband questions that are looming), diversity, and Crisis Intervention Training (CIT, dealing with people in emotional and mental distress). All of these areas Kaase has already been involved in and has been instrumental in the decision making process that’s already taking place. Kaase and his wife of almost 30 years, Dorle Grindland Kaase, live in rural Fillmore County. They have a son, Kaine Kaase, who is a third generation police officer. Kaine has a son, Payton, who his grandparents are very proud of. Tom Kaase can be reached at 507-421-1290 for questions and comments and also be sure to check out “kaaseforsheriff” on Facebook. Prepared and paid for by Tom Kaase, Racine MN 55967, On his own behalf.

When you buy from a mom or pop business, you are not helping a ceo buy a third vacation home. you are helping a little girl get dance lessons, a little boy get his team jersey, a mom or dad put food on the table, a family pay a mortgage, or a student pay for college. our customers are our shareholders and they are the ones We strive to make happy. thank you for supporting small businesses!

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may 20, mabel Steam engine Grounds 423 students, their teachers, and chaperones from 13 schools the fourth grade classes from: Fillmore Central Houston Rushford-Peterson Lanesboro St. John’s, Wykoff Caledonia St. Mary’s, Caledonia Chatfield Mabel-Canton Spring Grove La Crescent-Hokah St. Peter’s of Hokah Crucifixion, La Crescent COntriButiOnS: Steam Engine Grounds, Hesper/Mabel Historical Old Barn, Preston Equipment, Storlie’s Portable Pit Stops LunCH: Houston County Cattlemen-burgers, Kwik Trip Stores-bananas, Rushford, Harmony, Preston Foods-chips


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Chatfield couple finds a way to give back By Jackie Horsman When Tom and Michelle Root started planning a motorcycle run to benefit the Eagles Cancer Telethon back in February, they had no idea the amount of work they were getting themselves into. Thankfully, we all get by with a little help from our friends… and family…and a good attitude full of determination doesn’t hurt either. Tom and a few co-workers had discussed doing a ride out of Chatfield for cancer and, as Tom admits, if it weren’t for his wife Michelle, it wouldn’t have been nearly as successful. Securing 30 sponsors, lining up a route, ordering or making merchandise, securing silent auction items, working with law enforcement, getting a gambling license and setting up a non-profit account were just a few of the things the Roots had to accomplish to pull things off. The ride kicked off on Saturday, May 17, at Jac’s Bar and Grill in Chatfield. Owners Jeff and Candi Hare were proud to be a part of the ride and welcomed all motorcycle enthusiasts and supporters with a breakfast bar and later with a supper bar, as the ride would also come to an

end at their business. The Hare’s donated a portion of their proceeds back to the cause and also hosted music in the evening for all the riders and other supporters. The thunder of sound from 75-80 motorcycles rolling out at 10:30 a.m. was described as giving goose bumps to spectators, as they understood the camaraderie bike enthusiasts often share. With a total of 106 registered riders, including passengers, the support for the first annual run was overwhelming. The riders enjoyed a beautiful route that encompassed six stops along the way, returning to Chatfield around dinner time. Michelle credits her friends and family, area business owners, along with power of Facebook for the success of their first time around while Tom mostly credits Michelle. The couple raised over $7,500 to donate to the Eagles Cancer Telethon. The Roots still have some merchandise available for purchase; T-Shirts and coolies printed by Threads in Chatfield and various other items. If you would like to donate or purchase items, you can contact Michelle by emailing her at michelleroot@

SpOnSOrS Caledonia Bakery, Caledonia Haulers, Inc., Caledonia Implement Co., Caledonia Veterinary Clinic, Danielson Insurance Agency, Inc., Houston County DHIA, American Legion Post #191, Mayo Clinic Health System, SEMA Equipment Inc., SNO PAC Foods Inc., Wiebke Tires, Chosen Valley Veterinary Clinic, Gp Truck Painting, Hammel Equipment Inc. of Chatfield, Manahan Machine Shop Inc., Olmsted Medical Center, Eitzen State Bank, Hammell Equipment Inc. of Eitzen, Drury Furniture, First State Bank of Fountain, K & R Equipment, Bluff Country Computer Works, First Southeast Banks - Harmony & Canton, Morem Electric Inc., AcenTek, American Legion Post 423, Gundersen Lutheran Houston Clinic, H & R Block, Houston & Caledonia, Mound Prairie Mutual Insurance Company, Houston County ADA, Lanesboro Sales Commission, Preble Farmers Mutual, RLH Grain Inc., S & A Petroleum Bulk Plant & Martin Oil Bulk Plant, Bank of the West, Craig’s Auto Repair, CHS; Ostrander Farmers Coop Elevator, American Family Insurance; Kiel Anderson, F & M Insurance, Fillmore County ADA, Gehling Implement & Auction Co., McCabe Repairs, Poet Biorefining, AgStar Financial Services, Eastwood Bank of Houston, Farmers Cooperative Elevator Co. (Rushford, Houston, Caledonia, Spring Grove), Generation X Construction, Hoff Funeral Home Inc., Lind Awards & Engraving, Norman’s Electric Service Inc., Valley Veterinary Clinic PC, Kraus Oil Company Inc., Red’s Hometown Market, Shooting Star Native Seeds Inc., Terry Sagdalen Excavating, Wilmington Mutual Insurance Company, Bloomfield Mutual Insurance Company, Essig Agency, Marburger Insurance Services, Marzolf Implement, Sunshine Foods, Denny’s Equip & Trailer Sales, and Pete’s Auction & Photo Inc. FFA groups leaders & helpers:

mabel-Canton members: Nick Drinkall, Mason Henry, Abby Hanson, Chelcie Busch, Lucas Nordsving, Donnie Lind, Debra Hershberger, Bryce Michels, Alex Ramaker, Ross McKenna, Mitchell Kuhn, Tannor Fairchild and Roger Lamm, Advisor. Spring Grove members: Mikal Guberud, Nick Holty, Larry Schulte, Riley Johnson, Tanner Sanness, Mitchell Anderson, Gabe Solum, Mikki Boyd, Liz Johnson, Grace Tyribakken, Brock Schuttemeier, Ellie Johnson, Allison Jahnke, Brady Schuttemeier, and Karen Tisthammer, Advisor.

preSenterS: electric Safety - Tri-County Electric, Tom Wittry, Matt Ginther, and Randall Ashbacher ptO Safety - Fillmore County SWCD, Dean Thomas medlink Air- Gundersen Lutheran Air Crew mabel Ambulance & Basic First Aid- Neil Folstad, EMT and Liza Folstad, EMT Lawn mower Safety- Kingsley Mercantile, Roger Holdeman and M-C FFA members Dustin Kerns & Ethan Brink AtV Safety- Jared Barnes, Braden Barnes Grain Drowning-Fillmore County Farm Bureau, Jeff Eickhoff tractor rollover-Houston County Farm Bureau, Cynthie Christensen and M-C FFA Member Blake Henry Livestock Saftey- Harmony Vet Clinic, Dr. Lynn Aggen and volunteer Megan Witt Sun and Seatbelt Safety- Fillmore Public Health, Brenda Pohlman and Caledonia FFA members, Bailey Peterson & Alison Goergen 911 Simulator- Fillmore County Sheriff Department; Deputies Dornink, Beck and Betts Fillmore County ADA- Melinda Woods, Dairy Princess and Alexis Williams, Dairy Ambassador General Farm Safety- Doug Lind and Rushford-Peterson FFA members Josh Brown, Jordan Bergan and Kjersta Lind Fire Safety- Mabel Fire Department, Bob Schutte

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SEMAC awards arts grants On May 20, 2014, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Inc. (SEMAC) awarded 32 grants for a total of $181,585 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included five Presenter/ Production Assistance grants for $13,325, nine Small Towns/Rural Areas grants for $19,610, and eighteen Arts & Cultural Heritage grants for $148,650. SEMAC is the State Arts Boarddesignated 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 organizations, listed by county: Fillmore County •Commonweal Theatre Company received a $3,000 Arts & Cultural

Tom and Michelle Root of Chatfield.

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Heritage grant for Purchase of Vectorworks Spotlight Software. •Dreamery Rural Arts Initiative received a $3,000 Presenter/Production Assistance grant for Play! In the Barn Series 2014. •Lanesboro Community Theatre received a $650 Small Towns/Rural Areas grant for Silent Movies in the Park After Dark 2014. •Lanesboro Public Library received a $6,980 Arts & Cultural Heritage grant for The Libraries Grow Community Mural. •Peterson Committee for the Arts received a $2,960 Small Towns/ Rural Areas grant for The Arts Blossom in Peterson. •Southeast MN Bluegrass Association received a $8,500 Arts & Cultural Heritage grant for August 2014 SEMBA Bluegrass Festival. Houston County •Giants of the Earth Heritage Center received a $10,000 Arts & Cultural Heritage grant for GOE Fine and Folks Art School. •Lawn Chair Concert Series received a $3,000 Small Towns/

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Purebred Miniature Pincher

Tipsy was born February 6, 2014. She is a purebred Miniature Pincher. She is one of the smallest puppies in the litter. Tipsy has a little curl in her tail. She is very playful and good with cats, dogs and children. She does not have a docked tail. Noah’s Bark, Inc. is located at: 3874 Co Rd W 20, Decorah, Iowa 52101 IA Phone: 563-745-8627 Email: If you are interested in adopting or have questions on a pet, please feel free to call us at 563-745-8627.

Welcome Kelly Solum to Harmony Insurance Group

The Harmony Insurance Group Welcomes Kelly Solum. Kelly graduated from Spring Grove High School in 2003 and earned her associates degree from MN State SE Technical College. Kelly started her insurance career traveling the Tri-state area offering supplemental insurance with Aflac. Expanding on this, Kelly now has her Property and Casualty License and will be better able to meet her client’s needs offering Insurance of ALL Kinds. As Kelly settles into our Harmony office, she would love to hear from you. She is looking forward to meeting new friends and the opportunity to help you with your insurance needs.

Rural Areas grant for Lawn Chair Concert Series 2014. Winona County •Minnesota Marine Art Museum received a $9,905 Arts & Cultural Heritage grant for New Photographs by Chris Faust. •Project FINE received a $10,000 Arts & Cultural Heritage grant for Hearing the Voices of Refugees and Immgrants. •Saint Charles Community Education received a $1,500 Small Towns/Rural Areas grant for Cinderella - A Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre Production. •Theatre du Mississippi received a $10,000 Arts & Cultural Heritage grant for 2014 Programming Season for TdM. •Winona County Historical Society received a $9,215 Arts & Cultural Heritage grant for The Art of Fine Furniture. •Winona-Dakota Unity Alliance received a $10,000 Arts & Cultural Heritage grant for Great Dakota Gathering. On March 18, 2014, the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Inc. (SEMAC) awarded 32 grants for a total of $126,910 in funding to applicants throughout southeastern Minnesota. This included eleven McKnight Individual Artist grants for $50,000, four Artists in Education grants to public schools for $12,000, and seventeen General Operating Support grants to arts organizations for $64,910. Grants were awarded to each of the following individuals and organizations, listed by county: Fillmore County •Chatfield Center for the Arts received a $4,000 General Operating Support grant for Staffing and Salaries. •Fillmore Central Schools received a $3,000 Artists in Education grant for Big Band Bash Artist Residency Program. Winona County •Frozen River Film Festival received a $4,000 General Operating Support grant for Staffing and Salaries. 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

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Fillmore County District Court a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment, fines of $10,000 or both. Meier also faces one alleged count Assault - 5th Degree - Substantial Bodily Harm and one alleged count Disorderly Conduct - Brawling or Fighting, which carry maximum penalties of 90 days imprisonment, fines of $1,000 or both. Lisa Christine Phillips, 32, Spring Valley, Minn., appeared in Fillmore Count Court for sentencing for one count Burglary - 3rd Degree - Steal/Commit Felony or Gross Misdemeanor - Aid and Abet. Phillips was given a stay of imposition and was ordered to pay fees totaling $565. Phillips was ordered to 108 days in the Fillmore County Jail with credit for time served of 48 days. Phillips was placed under five years of supervised probation under the following conditions: remain law-abiding, no same

Sara Rene Edmunds, 22, of Minnesota City, Minn., appeared in Fillmore County Court on May 2, 2014 facing two alleged felony counts of Theft - By Check - Aid and Abet and one alleged felony count Check Forgery Make or Alter a Check - Aid and Abet, which carry maximum penalties of five years imprisonment, fines of $10,000 or both. Edmunds also faces one gross misdemeanor count of Theft By Check and one alleged gross misdemeanor count of Theft - By Swindle, which carry maximum penalties of one year imprisonment, fines of $3,000 or both. An omnibus hearing for Edmunds June 9, 2014. David Robert Meier, 23, of West Salem, Wis., appeared in Fillmore County Court on May 12, 2014 facing one alleged count Assault - 3rd Degree - Substantial Bodily Harm, which carries

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Monday, May 26, 2014 or similar, chemical dependency evaluation/treatment (inpatient), aftercare, no alcohol/controlled substance use, no possession of alcohol or drugs, do not enter bars or liquor stores, random testing, submit to random searches, write letter of apology, pay restitution in the amounts of $500, $795.83, $260.42 and $82, take medications in prescribed dosage and frequency, maintain employment, no assault, advise agent prior to changing employment and/or residence, supply DNA sample, no contact with persons associated with illegal drugs and/or felons, no contact with codefendants, no use or possession of firearms or dangerous weapons. Sonny Ray Juday, 30, of Spring Valley, Minn., appeared in Fillmore County Court on May 13, 2014 facing two alleged counts Felon Convicted Crime of Violence - Firearm Violation, two alleged counts Possess Pistol/ Assault Weapon - Conviction or Adjudicated Delinquent for Crime of Violence, all of which carry maximum penalties of 15 years imprisonment, fines of $30,000 or both. Juday also faces one alleged count Drugs - 5th Degree - Possess Schedule 1,2,3,4 - Not Small Amount Marijuana, which carries a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment, fines of $10,000 or both, and one alleged count Fleeing a Peace Officer in a Motor Vehicle, which carries a maximum penalty of three years imprisonment, fines


of $5,000 or both. An omnibus hearing for Juday is set for June 30, 2014. Chad Michael Jordan, 42, of Rochester, Minn., appeared in Fillmore County Court on May 19, 2014 for sentencing for one count Fleeing a Peace Officer in a Motor Vehicle and one count Receiving Stolen Property. Jordan was sentenced to the St. Cloud Correctional Facility for 13 months, which was stayed for five years under the following probation conditions: remain law-abiding, no same or similar, chemical dependency evaluation/treatment, aftercare, no alcohol/controlled substance use, no possession of alcohol or drugs, do not enter bars or liquor stores, random testing, submit to random searches, no contact with co-defendant(s),

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maintain employment, supply DNA sample, and 150 community work service hours. Restitution for Jordan totaled $2,493.70. Ammanuel Ray Jones, 28, of Chatfield, Minn., appeared in Fillmore County Court on May 13, 2014 facing one alleged count of Criminal Sexual Conduct - 1st Degree - Penetrate or Contact with Person Under 13 - Actor >36 months older, which carries a maximum penalty of 30 years imprisonment, fines of $40,000 or both. Jones also faces one alleged count of Criminal Sexual Conduct - 2nd Degree - Victim Under 13 - Actor >36 months Older, which carries a maximum penalty of 25 years imprisonment, fines of $35,000 or both. An omnibus hearing for Jones is set for June 2, 2014.

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Fillmore County police reports Chatfield Police Department Cecilia Balli, 38, Austin, Minn.; 3/15/2014, Speeding - 39/30; Fees $130. Steven Duane Rowland, 64, Chatfield, Minn.; 4/11/2014, Seat Belt Required - Driver and Passengers Must Use; Fees $115. Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office John Paul Akers, 56, Spring Valley, Minn.; 4/15/2013, Driver’s License - Driving After Revocation; Fees $290. Nicole Marie Asleson, 43, Spring Valley, Minn.; 12/21/2013, Theft By Check; Restitution $72.12, Total fees $212.12, Supervised probation for one year - Remain law-abiding, No same or similar. 11/18/2013, Issue Dishonored Check - Value Not More Than $250; Restitution $80, Total fees $220, Supervised probation for one year - Remain lawabiding, No same or similar. Cody Michael Bigalk, 20, Harmony, Minn.; 3/29/2014, Liquor Consumption by Persons Under 21; Fees $190. Devon Arren Block, 19, Preston, Minn.; 3/29/2014, Liquor - Consumption by Persons Under 21; Fees $190. Tanner John Clement, 19, Rochester, Minn.; 3/31/2014, Drugs - Possession of Drug Paraphernalia - Use or Possession; Fees $140. 3/31/2014, Drugs - Possess/Sale Small Amount of Marijuana - No Remuneration; Fees $50. Kendra Ann Collett, 23, Lime Springs, Iowa; 3/23/2014, DWI Operate Motor Vehicle - Alcohol Concentration 0.08 Within 2 Hours; Fine of $1,000 (stay $700 until 5/6/2015), Total fees $415, Local confinement for 90 days (stay 90 days for one year), Supervised probation for one year - Remain law-abiding, No same or similar, No alcohol/controlled substance use, under direction of DFO, No possession of alcohol or drugs, under direction of DFO, Random testing, No driving without insurance, have valid license to drive, Submit to chemical testing. Danielle Christine Connolly, 25, Mabel, Minn.; 4/13/2013, Driving Without a Valid License or Vehicle Class/Type; Multiple Licenses Prohibited; Fees $190. 4/13/2013, Driver Must Carry Proof of Insurance when Operating Vehicle; Fees $200. Kelvin Donnell Farrow, Sr., 33, Rose Creek, Minn.; 12/10/2012, Driver’s License - Driving After Suspension; Fees $290. Joshua Lee Fox, 36, Winona, Minn.; 8/29/2013, Driver’s License - Driving After Suspension; Fees $290. John Peter Heppner, 67, Spring Valley, Minn.; 4/14/2014, Speeding - 65/55; Fees $130. Juventino Vail Hernandez, 41, St. Paul, Minn.; 4/9/2014, Speeding 66/55; Fees $140. Tyne Marie Johnson, 30, Waterloo, Iowa; 3/18/2013, Driver’s License - Driving After Cancellation; Fees $290. Cassandra M. McVay, 23, Superior Wis.,; 4/20/2014, Child Passenger Restraint System - Child Under 8 and Under 57 Inches not Fastened; Fees $140. Carole Janet Omess, 66, Del Mar, Calif.; 5/2/2014, Speeding - 65/55;

Fees $130. Mario Randell Peterson, 42, Rochester, Minn.; 6/27/2013, Failure to Obtain New Driver’s License after Changing Name or Address; Fees $110. 6/27/2013, Uninsured Vehicle - Owner Violation; Fees $200. David Ryan Redler, 31, Platte City, Mo.; 3/22/2014, Speeding 74/55; Fees $150. Russell E. Sanders, 39, Ostrander, Minn.; 4/11/2014, Speeding 39/30; Fees $130. Jason Arthur Schultz, 36, Harmony, Minn.; 4/11/2014, Uninsured Vehicle - Driver Violation; Fees $290. Jeremy John Scrabeck, 37, Canton, Minn.; 6/29/2013, Speeding - 69/55; Fees $140. 6/29/2013, Driver Must Carry Proof of Insurance when Operating Vehicle; Fees $200. Alys Marie Thomas, 23, Caledonia, Minn.; 2/21/2014, Disorderly Conduct; Fine of $1,000 (stay $700 until 5/6/2015), Total fees $390, Local confinement for 90 days (stay 90 days for one year), Supervised probation for one year - Remain law-abiding, No same or similar, No alcohol/controlled substance use, No possession of alcohol or drugs, Random testing, Domestic abuse counseling/treatment, Complete chemical assessment, Aftercare, Submit to random searches, Do not enter bars or liquor stores, employment @ bar approved only while working - no drinking @ Hwy 44 Bar & Grill in Mabel, No assault, no aggressive, intimidating, or threatening behavior while on probation. Danny Lynn Thomas, 48, Vanburen, Ariz.; 8/5/2013, Driver’s License - Driving After Revocation; Fees $290. Kristopher Alan Vang, 28, Mabel, Minn.; 2/21/2014, Disorderly Conduct - Offensive/Abusive/Noisy/ Obscene; Fine of $1,000 (stay $700 until 5/6/2015), Total fees $390, Local confinement for 90 days (stay 87 days for one year - credit for time served for one day - serve as work release (if eligible)/weekends (if eligible)), Supervised probation for one year - Complete chemical assessment, Aftercare, Domestic abuse counseling/treatment, No alcohol/controlled substance use, No possession of alcohol or drugs, Submit to chemical testing, Submit to random searches, Do not enter bars or liquor stores, No assault or aggressive, intimidating or threatening behavior while on probation, May have contact with victim with approval of Court Services. Travis Joel Vasquez, 29, Rochester, Minn.; 3/10/2013, Uninsured Vehicle - Owner Violation; Fees $290. Brittany Jean Volkart, 23, Spring Valley, Minn.; 4/12/2013, Driver’s License - Driving After Suspension; Fees $290. 4/16/2013, Driver’s License - Driving After Suspension; Fees $290. Vincent Hoffman York, 18, Spring Valley, Minn.; 4/26/2014, Liquor Consumption by Persons Under 21; Fees $190. Fountain Police Department Nicole Marie Asleson, 43, Spring Valley, Minn.; 2/16/2014, Theft - By Check; Restitution $105, Total fees $245, Supervised probation for one year - Remain law-abiding, No same

or similar. Minnesota State Patrol Lance Steven Binner, 50, Wabasha, Minn.; 4/15/2014, Speeding - 50/40; Fees $130. Latasha Kenetta Elder, 24, Rochester, Minn.; 3/28/2014, Driver’s License - Driving After Suspension; Fees $290. 3/28/2014, Uninsured Vehicle - Driver Violation; Fees $200. 3/28/2014, Speeding - 69/55; Fees $50. Indira Elizabeth Icon, 49, Rushford, Minn.; 5/7/2014, Window Restrictions - Tint Too Dark; Fees $140. Justin Matthew Johnson, 30, San Francisco, Calif.; 4/30/2014, Speeding - 65/55; Fees $130. Robert Dean Kauffmann, 49, Ostrander, Minn.; 4/26/2014, Seat Belt Required - Driver and Passengers Must Use; Fees $115. Cassandra Danielle Liebold, 25, Dexter, Minn.; 9/7/2013, Driver’s License - Driving After Suspension; Fees $290. 9/7/2013, Seat Belt Required - Driver and Passengers

The FCJ reaches over 13,000 household each week. Must Use; Fees $25. Cory Lee Mulhern, 37, Fountain, Minn.; 3/30/2014, Seat Belt Required - Driver and Passengers Must Use; Fees $115. Adam N. O’Brein, 33, Darlington, Wis.; 3/11/2014, Speeding - 65/55; Fees $130. Jesus Ramirez, 45, Postville, Iowa; 3/16/2013, Drving Without a Valid License or Vehicle Class/Type; Multiple Licenses Prohibited; Fees $190. 3/16/2013, Uninsured Vehicle Driver Violation; Fees $200. Preston Police Department Mitchell John Unverzagt, 19, Brownsdale, Minn.; 3/29/2014, Liquor - Consumption by Persons Under 21; Fees $190. Adam Donald Waugh, 18, Lime Springs, Iowa; 3/29/2014, Liquor - Consumption by Persons Under 21; Fine of $1,000 (stay $700 until 5/6/2015), Total fees $390, Local confinement for 90 days (stay 90 days for one year), Supervised probation for one year - Remain law-abiding, No same or similar, No alcohol/

controlled substance use, No possession of alcohol or drugs, Submit to chemical testing. Travis Michael Hillman, 35, Rushford, Minn.; 3/30/2014, Driver’s License - Driving After Revocation; Fees $290. 4/25/2014, Driver’s License - Driving After Suspension; Fees $290. Rushford Police Department Shauna Marie Kurtz, 18, St. Charles, Minn.; 4/5/2014, Liquor - Consumption by Persons Under 21; Fine of $1,000 (stay $700 until 9/28/2016), Total fees $390, Local confinement for 90 days (stay 90 days fo two years four months), Supervised probation for two years four months - Remain law-abiding, No same or similar, No alcohol/controlled substance use, No possession of alcohol or drugs, Random testing, Complete 30 hours of community work service. Zi Jin Ruan, 45, Winona, Minn.; 4/16/2014, Speeding - 41/30; Fees $140.

{ We Live Where We Work } Peggi coordinates all of the advertising sales and marketing efforts for the cities of Rushford, Rushford Village, Peterson, Houston and Winona for the Fillmore County Journal, and Visit Bluff Country magazine. She has also contributed numerous photographs for our publications, and occasional articles.

Community Involvement

Rushford Area Chamber of Commerce –

Peggi Redalen

contributing as a member for several years, she is currently serving her third year on the RACC Board of Directors; her second year as secretary of the organization.

Rushford Peterson Area Branding Council –

has served as Vice-Chair on the RP ABC for two years helping to distinguish and develop a cohesive 507-450-2291 brand identity for these community areas.

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working in a united drive of energy with her fellow co-captains, Peggi is assisting in the development and preparation of this ‘back by popular demand’ event for the third annual Expo on September 7th in Rushford. “I began life growing up in Rush Creek Valley north of Rushford. I currently live and have lived most of my life within the Rushford communities and in this area I love. I am not only invested, I am deeply committed to making a positive, impactful difference to the future growth of the economic stability, vitality and quality of life of the Rushford area and its bordering communities. My advertising clients are not simply strangers I work with. They are my friends, associates and neighbors. I truly care about their business success.”

- Peggi

Peggi is also the Owner and Landscape Designer of Elements of Design, located in Rushford. Peggi and her husband Steve are parents to two and they have eight grandchildren! Peggi’s favorite pastimes are being with family and friends, playing with their pet Caim terrier - heddie, hiking, and photography!

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•Bingo, 11am, Rushford Tenborg Center.* •Knit it Together, 3:30-4:30pm, Preston Public Library. Knitting for all levels.* •Bluff Country Toastmasters meet, 5:30pm, Spring Valley Public Library.* •Legally Blonde Auditions, 6:30pm, Chatfield Center fot the Arts Potter Auditorium. •Chatfield AA meets, 7:30pm in the Pio­neer Presbyterian Church, 206 Fillmore St., Chatfield.* •AA Closed Meeting, 8pm, Presbyterian Church, Mill St., Rushford.*

•Free Senior Coffee and Homemade Dessert, 9am, Clara House of Harmony.* •Story Hour, 11am, Harmony Public Library. No school, no story hour.* •Canton Historical Society, Everyone Welcome, 5pm, Canton Community Center. •AA Class “Road’s Journey,” 8pm, 301 E. Franklin St., Spring Valley (a yellow house).*

•Cowboy Church Service, 6pm, Cherry Grove United Methodist Church. For more info or directions call 507-346-2830. •Fountain AA Group closed meeting, 7:30pm, Fountain Lutheran Church, South Main St. and Highway 52.*


•Spring Valley Area Foodshelf, 9-11am, 1300 West Tracy Rd., Spring Valley, MN.* •Lanesboro Farmers’ Market, 9-noon, Sylvan Park.* •Lanesboro AA Group, 8pm, Bethlehem Lutheran Church. For more info, call 507-251-1771 or 765-2518.*

•Spring Valley Area Foodshelf, 2-4pm, 1300 West Tracy Rd., Spring Valley.* •Cabaret/Opera Singer, Lori Ecker, 6:30pm, Traditions of Preston, 608 Winona St.

FRIDAY, MAY 30 •Chatfield NA meeting, 7:30pm, Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 206 Fillmore St. Chatfield.*


MONDAY, JUNE 2 •Community Coffee, 9am, Park Lane Estates, Preston.* •Quilters’ Sew-ciety, 1pm and 7pm, Bethany United Methodist Church, 1835 Ave. NW, Rochester, MN 55901. •Public Blood Pressure Clinic, 1-3pm, Fillmore County Public Health, 902 Houston Street NW, Preston, MN.*


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Production worker wanted (Houston, MN): We are seeking part time/on-call production workers. If you have metal fabrication, punch press and/ or powder coating experience, we would like to talk to you. We offer flexible schedules with pay starting out at $10/ hour. Flex Craft LLC, 300 Westgate Dr. Houston, MN. Phone: 507-896-3110. h26-o

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW being accepted for a fulltime Conservation Technician for the Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD). Requires a minimum of an Associate’s degree (AA/AS) or equivalent from an accredited school in natural resources management, environmental studies, or related discipline; or an equivalent combination of education and experience in these areas. The position includes a variety of technical duties to support the activities of the SWCD, such as water quality monitoring, administration of the Wetland Conservation Act, development of conservation plans for CRP and other programs, and GIS. Salary starts at $17.48/hour depending on experience and qualifications. Submit SWCD application, cover letter and resume to the Fillmore SWCD, 900 Washington St. NW, Box A, Preston, MN 55965. Applications and job descriptions are available from the SWCD (phone 507765-3878, ext. 3, or online at www. Applications accepted until 4:00 pm on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Fillmore SWCD is an equal opportunity employer. h26,2-o

Haakenson Electric Inc. is looking for FT labor. Some electrical background or knowledge is helpful. Will train. Call 507-251-5535. h26,2-o



Spring Valley Senior Living is currently accepting applications for a part time housekeeper. Approximately 48 hours per pay period including every other weekend worked. If interested please send application to Spring Valley Senior Living, Attn: HR, 800 Memorial Dr, Spring Valley, MN 55975. Or email EOE. h26,2-o


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EMPLOYMENT Spring Valley Senior Living is currently seeking applicants for a part-time overnight nurse position. The overnight position is a .6 FTE and includes every other weekend worked. Shift and weekend wage differentials are offered for the position. Additional hours may be available if interested. To apply send resume to Spring Valley Senior Living, Attn: HR, 800 Memorial Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975. Or e-mail hr@svseniorliving. com. EOE. h19,26-o Spring Valley Senior Living is currently accepting applications for CNA’s. We have an opening for a Full-Time CNA on the day shift and a Part-time CNA on the overnight shift. Both positions include every other weekend worked. Comprehensive benefits package available after 60 days of employment! If interested please send application to Spring Valley Senior Living, Attn: HR, 800 Memorial Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975. Or e-mail hr@ EOE. h19,26-o


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

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The Branding Iron restaurant in Preston is looking for someone to bus tables. Position is part-time with 2-3 shifts per week. Stop in to apply. Contact Steve with questions at 507-765-3388. h19,26-o

GREEN GABLES INN is looking for part-time housekeepers to start immediately. Weekdays and every other weekend. Also in search of a part-time desk attendant to start in April. Call 507-4672936. h24tfn- o

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED for a full-time regular Head Mechanic position in the Fillmore County Highway Department. This is a regular, non-exempt position. Minimum requirements: Requires minimum of a two-year technical degree in diesel and heavy equipment repair from a college or technical school and at least two years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, and a valid Class “A” Commercial driver’s license. Starting salary is $23.0448/ hour according to the 2014 union contract. Current members of Local #49 will receive preference. 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. Applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Monday, June 9, 2014. EOE. h19,26,2,9-o

WANTED GROUND LABORERS, Operators & Foremen. A right of way management company based in MN is seeking to hire for year round employment. Call 218/326-5872 ext. 17 MCAN

Help wanted: House keeping, hiring immediately. Experience preferred but will train. Wage based on experience. Long term position/part time help. Historic Scanlan House Bed & Breakfast Inn, Lanesboro. Call Kirsten at 507-4672158. 5/12tfn-o Coffee Street Inn of Lanesboro is seeking part-time innkeeper assistants. Call 507-467-2674 or email h12,19,26-o On the Crunchy Side is hiring restaurant staff: 2 fulltime and 3 part-time permanent positions. Apply in person. Ask for Lisa or Miles. h5,12,19,26-o

THE EMMET COUNTY Board of Supervisors is seeking a County Engineer. Requires registration as Professional Engineer in Iowa. Salary negotiable based on qualifications/experience. Application and resume due 6/15/14. To obtain application or more information, contact Dan Burton 712/362-4846 or burton32@ Email application and resume to Al Madden maddenal@ EOE. MCAN EXPERIENCED DRIVER or recent Grad? With Swift, you can grow to be an award-winning class a CDL driver. We help you achieve Diamond Driver status with the best support there is. As a Diamond Driver, you earn additional pay on top of all the competitive incentives we offer. The very best, choose Swift. Great miles = great pay. Late-model equipment available. Regional opportunities. Great career path. Paid vacation. Excellent benefits. Please call: 866/9758141 MCAN LINSMEIER TRUCKING A MN based company is now hiring Drivers and Owner/Operators to pull hopper bottom in the upper Midwest. Home weekends. Call 320/382-6644. MCAN PAID IN ADVANCE! MAKE $1000 A WEEK mailing brochures from home! Genuine Opportunity! No experience required. Start Immediately! (VOID IN SD) (MFPA)

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Chosen Valley Care Center has a great opportunity for RNs to join our health care team. We currently have Full-time and Part-time available. We are looking for nurses who are compassionate and want to put their clinical skills to work in a fast paced long term care faciltiy. We are able to offer our nurses 12 hour shifts! Excellent benefits offered to employees working Full-time. • Blue Cross Blue Shield with 100% coverage on Preventative Care • HealthPartners Dental Plan • Life & Accidental Death & Disability • Generous, Flexible PTO • Supplemental insurance benefits through AFLAC

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Remodeled 3 bedroom house with garage in Lanesboro. NS, NP. References required. Appliances furnished. Available July 1. 507-467-2941. r26,2-o

2 BEDROOM APARTMENT in Harmony. Appliances furnished, no pets. $500/month. 507-452-6178. r5/26tfn-o

For Rent: Upstairs apartment in Peterson. No smoking, no pets. Utilities not included. Applicants will be screened. Call 507-875-2643. r3/31tfn-o

Hay for sale. 24 large round bales. Third crop, stored inside. Call 507-7432222. f26,2-x

Mabel United Methodist Church rummage sale. 111 W. Newburg, Mabel. June 6 and 7 8am-6pm. g26,2-x

Lanesboro upper rooms and bathroom for single person. $375 including utilities. No smoking, pets, partying. 507-259-6484. 5/12tfn-o

Large lot in New Horizon Trailer Park in Preston. Available Immediately. 765-2131 or 1-800-770-0347. r10/5tfno

CHATFIELD – 1986 - 3 bedroom, 2 bath twinhome w/basement & att garage. $850/month plus utilities. NS, NP, Ref. required. Avail June 1st. Tim 259-9110. r5/12tfn-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

Lanesboro House for rent. Large, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, central AC, washer/ dryer. $650+utilities. Call 763-276-8556. r26,2,9,16-x Glen-Mar Storage - Larger or Small Storage available 55ft x 160ft, in rural Lanesboro. Ideal for storing cars, boats campers, snowmobiles, motorcycles, etc. Please call #507-951-2635 or e-mail r19,26,2,9-o Grubtown School Studio APT. Furnished, ns tnp. Highland Area. Call 507-467-2941. r5/19tfn-o Nice 2BR apt. in Preston, $350/mo + util. Scott 765-3600. r8tfn- o

Looking for a place to celebrate an event? Birthday parties, anniversaries, baby showers! Cost is $25 for up to 2 hours. Includes large TV for games or movies. Bathroom facilities. Free Internet access. Located in Preston. Capacity of up to 25 people. Call 507-251-5297. r4/7tfn-x

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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Spring iS here! Time to get your MOVe on! no Waiting List! Senior Community for 62 or older, disabled or handicapped. Rent amount based on household’s gross income. 1 bedroom apartments The Board of Directors of Lakewood consists of members from area churches. •Heat paid •On site laundry •Secure entry •No yard work •Convenient to downtown, library, •Elevator medical center and churches •Pets allowed with deposit

Call 507-867-4791 for a tour today! Lakewood Senior Housing • 420 Bench St. Chatfield



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Norby Tree Service: Stump grinding, tree trimming and removal. Call Dave Norby at 507-259-3118. v8/2tfn- o

TRANSMISSION SERVICE & REPAIR: Foreign and domestic, auto & light truck. 3 year, 100,000 mile warranty. Call for prices. Brown’s Tire, Battery, & Transmission. Rushford 507-864-2969 or 1-888-864-7049. v20eow- o REBUILD ALTERNATORS and starters for auto, truck, and farm implements. Same day service. DOT & truck inspection available. Hi-Tech Rebuilders, Rushford. 507-864-7440 or 507-4591504. v11tfn- o

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GARAGE SALE Saturday, May 31st from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 704 Fillmore Ave S in Lanesboro, MN. Household items, some furniture, gardening items, tools, adult clothing and exercise equipment. g26-o



Old home, any condition, (NOT) updated. I will pay cash. It will be the first and only home for my wife, myself and two preschoolers. Please call 630442-2873 or email zhua150@yahoo. com. w26-o

Thank you to all my relatives and friends for their thoughts, prayers and good wishes given me during my recovery after knee surgery. A special thanks to my family and Dawn Vogen for all their help. Sincerely, Julia Borgen t26-o ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

ART, CRAFT, ANTIQUE, FLEA MARKET & HOME BASED BUSINESS EXHIBITORS WANTED for July 3-4, 2014 Freedom Fest Celebration at Bandshell Community Park in Austin, Minnesota. Space Fees: $35/day or stay both days for only $60. Contact the Austin Chamber at 507-437-4561, for more information; or visit us online at w26,2,9-x

The family of Susan Brynsaas would like to thank all those who sent prayers, cards, messages, flowers and donations to Hospice of the Heartland in her memory. t26-o ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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Poodle Puppies: Standard Poodle puppies. AKC, black, brown, apricot, red. Champion bloodlines. Doggy door trained. $1,700. 507-273-3652. s26-x ProFlowers – Send Bouquets for Any Occasion. Birthday, Anniversary or Just Because! Take 20 percent off your order over $29! Go to http://www. or call 1-866-9832204 (MFPA) For Sale: 2007 Sedona by Gulfstream 5th Wheel, 37 ft., 3 slides, rear living room. Sleeps six. Good condition and stored inside. Asking $23,000.00. Call 507-448-3319. s19,26,2-x BILL’S GUN SHOP. Buy, sell, trade, and repair. We are your local MUCK BOOT dealer. Hours: 7pm-10pm M-F, Saturday 8am-5pm, Sunday by appointment. 1 1/4 miles south of Carimona, 19708 Kava Rd. Preston. 507-765-2762 s10eow- o SAFE STEP WALK-IN TUB: Alert for Seniors: Bathroom falls can be fatal. Approved by Arthritis Foundation. Therapeutic Jets. Less than 4” Step-In. Wide Door. Anti-Slip Floors. American Made. Installation Included. Call 888743-6845 for $750 Off (MFPA)

SPRING SALE on NEW 2014 colored Yamaha Electric and Fuel Injected Gas Golf Carts. Up to $400.00 OFF on NEW 2013 gas and electric golf carts with windshield, lights, horn and pin striping. Many used cars available. We take trades. We are an authorized Yamaha dealer. Mel’s Golf Cars, 132 Garfield Ave. S., Albert Lea, MN. (Just South of Kwik Trip). 507-438-2705. 20/200b00/22. s19,26,2-x For Sale: Score clock/controller from the Stage Gym at the Fillmore Central High School in Harmony. Please submit sealed bid to Mr. Chris Mensink, Athletic Director at 702 Chatfield Street, Preston, MN 55965 by noon on Friday, May 30th, 2014 if interested. Please include name, phone number and bid in your sealed envelope and winner will be notified. For photos, email chris.mensink@isd2198.k12. s19,26-o

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NOtice of Mortgage Foreclosure sale DATE: May 2, 2014 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that default has occurred in the conditions of the following described Mortgage: INFORMATION REGARDING MORTGAGE TO BE FORECLOSED 1. Date of Mortgage: September 15, 2006 2. Mortgagors: Donald C. Hanson and Shari L. Hanson 3. Mortgagees: First Southeast Bank 4. Recording Information: Recorded on September 20, 2006, as Document Number 354980 (or in Book […] of […] Page […]), in the Office of the County Recorder Registrar of Titles of Fillmore County, Minnesota 5. Assignments of Mortgage, if any: None. INFORMATION REGARDING MORTGAGED PREMISES 6. Tax parcel identification number of the mortgaged premises: 15-0398-000 7. Legal description of the mortgaged premises: Lots 10, 11, and 12, Block 2, T.A. Torgerson’s Addition to the City of Harmony, Fillmore County, Minnesota. Check here if all or part of the described real property is Registered (Torrens) 8. The physical street address, city, and zip code of the mortgaged premises: 15 3rd St. SW Harmony, MN 55939 OTHER FORECLOSURE DATA 9. The person holding the Mortgage: [check one] is a transaction agent, as defined by Minn. Stat. 58.02, subd. 30. The name(s) of the transaction agent, residential mortgage servicer, and the lender or broker, as defined in Minn. Stat. 58.02, is/are […]. The transaction agent’s mortgage identification number, if stated on the Mortgage, is […]. is not a transaction agent, as defined by Minn. Stat. 58.02, subd. 30. The name(s) of the residential mortgage servicer and the lender or broker, as defined in Minn. Stat. 58.02, is/are First Southeast Bank. 10. If stated on the Mortgage, the name of the mortgage originator, as defined in Minn. Stat. 58.02, is First Southeast Bank. INFORMATION REGARDING FORECLOSURE 11. The requisites of Minn. Stat. 580.02 have been satisfied. 12. The original principal amount secured by the Mortgage was $55,000.00 13. At the date of this notice the amount due on the Mortgage, including taxes, if any, paid by the holder of the Mortgage, is: $51,762.78. 14. Pursuant to the power of sale in the Mortgage, the Mortgage will be foreclosed, and the mortgaged premises will be sold by the Sheriff of Fillmore County, Minnesota, at public auction on July 3, 2014, 10:00 a.m., at Fillmore County Courthouse Main Lobby. 15. The time allowed by law for redemption by Mortgagor or Mortgagor’s personal representatives or assigns is 6 months after the date of sale. 16. Minn. Stat. 580.04(b) provides, “If the real estate is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling, the notice must also specify the date on or before which the mortgagor must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property redeemed under section 580.23.” If this statute applies, the time to vacate the property is 11:59 p.m. on January 3, 2015. THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. Name and address of Attorney for Mortgagee or Mortgage Assignee: Springer & Gumbel, P.A. 141 West Fillmore Street P.O. Box 469 Preston, MN 55965 Name of Mortgagee or Mortgage Assignee: First Southeast Bank P.O. Box 429 Harmony, MN 55939 Publish 19, 26, 2, 9, 16, 23

General notice for Bristol Township residents to control or eradicate noxious weeds Notice is given that Bristol Township, Fillmore County, will spray roadside ditches in June to control noxious weeds. Anyone who does not want their ditches sprayed must post their land, or contact township supervisors. Eunice Biel Bristol Township Clerk Publish 26, 2

City of Rushford Village Notice The Rushford Village Council requests bids for the purchase of 1 (one) only single axle 4x4 medium duty truck, box and snowplow equipment, with or without a trade of one 2007 Freightliner M2 106V dump truck with snowplow equipment. All specification requests should be directed to: City of Rushford Village Office 43038 State Hwy. 30 Rushford Village, MN 55971-5167, by phone 507-864-7974, fax 507-864-3044, or email Contact Bob Thieret, Maintenance Supervisor or Kristina Mart, City Clerk. All bids are due by July 1, 2014 at the City of Rushford Village Office. Bids will be opened July 1, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. during the regular council meeting at the Rushford Village Office. The City of Rushford Village reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Kristina Mart, City Clerk City of Rushford Village Publish 26, 2

County Projects Bid Close June 23, 2014 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 1:00 p.m. on the 23rd day of June, 2014, for the following project: SAP 023-599-189: Culvert Replacement and Approach Grading, located on Kind Road in Carimona Township, approximately .76 miles SW of the Jct of Kind Rd and CR 110. Major quantities include excavation, aggregate, concrete culvert and erosion control. Plan and proposal price is $30 picked up, and $35 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: May 20, 2014 Ronald Gregg, County Engineer Fillmore County, MN Publish 26, 2, 9

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF FILLMORE DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 23-PR-14-352 In Re: Estate of Ronald W. Ramlo, also known as Ronald William Ramlo, Sr.; Ronald Ramlo, Sr., Decedent. NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND INFORMAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is given that an Application for Informal Probate of Will and Informal Appointment of Personal Representative was filed with the Registrar, along with a Will dated December 16, 1971. The Registrar accepted the application and appointed Donivee A. Johnson, whose address 303 North First Street, Canton, Minnesota 55922-0099, to serve as the personal representative of the decedent’s estate. Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative. Any objection to the appointment of the personal representative must be filed with the Court, and any properly filed objection will be heard by the Court after notice is provided to interested persons of the date of hearing on the objection. Unless objections are filed, and unless the Court orders otherwise, the personal representative has the full power to administer the estate, including, after thirty (30) days from the issuance of letters testamentary, the power to sell, encumber, lease, or distribute any interest in real estate owned by the decedent. Notice is further given that, subject to Minn. Stat. § 524.3-801, all creditors having claims against the decedent’s estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court within four (4) months after the date of this notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: 5/12/14 /s/ James D. Attwood Registrar James D. Attwood Court Administrator Attorney for Personal Representative Richard A. Nethercut (MN#130072) Richard A. Nethercut, PA 32 Main Avenue North PO Box 657 Harmony Minnesota 55939-0657 Telephone: (507) 886-6131 Facsimile: (507) 886-2711 Publish 19, 26


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County Projects Bids Close June 23, 2014 Fillmore Count, 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 1:00 p.m. on the 23rd day of June, 2014, for the following contractually linked projects: SAP 023-599-193: Bridge Replacement with Concrete Box Culvert and Approach Grading, located on Kodiak Road in Carimona Township, approximately 620’ west of Kava Rd and extending to a point 480’ west of Kava Rd. Major quantities include excavation, aggregate, concrete culvert and erosion control. SAP 023-599-194: Bridge Replacement with Concrete Box Culvert and Approach Grading, located on Jet Road in Fountain Township, approximately 1.13 miles east of Jct TH 16. Major quantities include excavation, aggregate, concrete culvert and erosion control. These two plans are being bid as a combined contract. The contract will be awarded to the one contractor with the lowest combined bid of the two projects. Plans and proposals are available for $60 or $65 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 percent 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: May 20, 2014 Ronald Gregg, County Engineer Fillmore County, MN Publish 26, 2, 9

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PUBLIC NOTICES Notice to Pilot Mound Township residents The township plans to spray roadside brush along township roads in June. Any adjacent resident may opt out of this program and accept responsibility to remove their brush by October 1, 2014. Call Jordan Redalen (273-3117) or email with your contact information to opt out. /s/ William Sullivan, Clerk Pilot Mound Township Publish 26, 2 Notice Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be accepted by the City of Lanesboro until 3:00 p.m. on Friday June 6, 2014, for the following project: Area of Parkway Ave S, Kenilworth Ave S, Fillmore Ave S, Calhoun Ave S, Auburn Ave S, Sheridan St E, & Sheridan alley. Full Depth Reclaim, approximately 8,275 sq. yards. Fine grade, water, & compact reclaimed base. Pave hot mixed asphalt to an average compacted thickness of 3.5”, estimated 2,160 tons. Bids may be delivered to the City Office at 202 Parkway Ave S, Lanesboro MN 55949. Bids will be opened at the City Office Friday June 6, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. The City of Lanesboro reserves the right to reject and delay all bids submitted. For more information contact the City office at 507-467-3722. Michele Peterson, Deputy Clerk City of Lanesboro Publish 26

State of Minnesota county of fillmore district court third judicial district Court type: Real Estate Court Case No. 23-CV-14-341 Summons Virginia K. Overland, Rita M. Kelly Plaintiff, vs. Wayfair Farms, Inc. and all other persons unknown claiming any right, title, estate, interest or lien in the real estate described in the Complaint herein, Defendants. THE STATE OF MINNESOTA TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS: You are hereby summoned and required to serve upon Plaintiff’s attorney an answer to the Complaint which is herewith served upon you, within Twenty (20) days after service of this Summons upon you, exclusive of the day of service. If you fail to do so, judgment by default will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. This action involves, affects, or brings into question real property situated in the County of Fillmore, State of Minnesota, legally described as follows: A tract of land in the Northeast Quarter of Section 15, Township 103 North, Range 8 West, Fillmore County, Minnesota described as follows: Beginning at the Northeast corner of said Section 15; thence South 00 degrees 42 minutes 48 seconds East, along the east line of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 15, a distance of 2625.68 feet to the East Quarter corner of said Section 15; thence North 89 degrees 37 minutes 42 seconds West, along the south line of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 15, a distance of 1441.06 feet to the east line of the west 71.5 acres of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 15; thence North 00 degrees 34 minutes 23 seconds West, along said east line, a distance of 2257.72 feet to a point at which said line intersects the west line of the east 86.5 acres of said Northeast Quarter; thence North 00 degrees 42 minutes 48 seconds West, along said west line, a distance of 366.95 feet to the north line of the Northeast Quarter of said Section 15; thence South 89 degrees 39 minutes 53 seconds East, along said north line, a distance of 1435.52 feet to the point of beginning. Dated: May 1, 2014 /s/ Jennifer L. Knapp Attorney for Plaintiffs Contact Info for Plaintiff Attorney: Libera Knapp, P.A. 125 Center Street PO Box 101 Winona, MN 55987 MN License #0387434 Publish 26, 2, 9

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Sat. May 31 - 9:00am - Farm Related, Antique and Household Auction. Eugene F Simon, Owner. Selling 2 Rings All Day and 12-14 Hayracks of smalls. Sale site: Spring Valley Sales Auction Building. For more information contact Spring Valley Sales 507-346-2183. Listing in the Journal. Thur. June 5 - Collectibles, Toys & Household. Location: Ridgeway Community Center, Ridgeway, IA. For more information call Sweeney Auction Service at 563.568.2464 or go to www. Listing in the Journal.

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709 Johnson ct. Rushford

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44953 E Goodrich Rushford PRicE REduction: Expansive floor plan, master suite, 4 BR, 3 BA, finished throughout. Nearly 4000 sq. ft.

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$175,000 25976 State Hwy 43 - Rushford nEw LiStinG: Well-maintained home on 4.24 acres on pavement. Updates incl roof on house & garage, tiling around basement, updated BA, windows & doors, water heater, septic drain field & submersible well pump. Great chance to get acreage in the country.

$189,900 609 Hanover ct - Rushford nEw LiStinG: Quiet Cul-de-sac. Beautiful 4 BR, 3 BA home on a large lot w/bluff views. Updated kitchen w/granite counters, large great room, private master.

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708 lyndale aVe. Spring Valley $134,900

Very well cared for and maintained home in small community of Ostrander. 3 bedrooms, laundry & full bath on main floor. Hardwood floors, updated kitchen, formal dining area, perm siding, cement drive and huge park-like back yard. This property is move-in condition and great for starting out or slowing down. Full basement and great storage area. Priced to sell!

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Lots of character with this awesome 2 story home. Here you will find original woodwork, crown molding, hardwood floors, open staircase, formal dining area, main floor bedroom & 1/2 bath and large eat in kitchen. Upstairs features 3 bdrms & full bath. Lower level family room, 3/4 bath & laundry area. Large covered deck in the back & 2 car detached garage with addt'l 280 sq ft added to back of garage.


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$149,900 200 AshbUrn st e, lAnesboro

29535 CoUntY 11, FoUntAin Old World Charm • Wood Floors throughout • Original 3.5 Acres, Open Floor Plan, Knotty Pine Ceilings, 3 Bedrooms, Woodwork • Large Living Room • Large Dining Room • 2 Baths, 2 Fireplaces, Main Floor Laundry, Vaulted Ceilings, w/ Open Kitchen • Great View of Bluffs • 2 Storage Sheds out Lower Level, Wrap Around Deck, 2 car Heated Garage, Spectacular Views, Landscaped, Gazebo, Fenced for Horses.

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Mint Ranch Home • 3 bedrooms main floor • 2 baths • Wood Floors • Steel Siding • 2 Car Garage • New Carpet • Freshly Painted • New Furnace • Updated Electrical Box


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702 viKing Ave., lAnesboro


3 large bedrooms • 2 full baths • Wood floors • Remodeled & updated • Maple cabinets • Master Bath 401 spring st., preston & w/in closet • Formal Living Room • Formal Dining 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Large Wooded Corner Lot, Room • Gas Fireplace • Private Patio • 840 sq ft garage • Vinyl siding • 2 city lots (.48/acre) Appliances Stay, New Furnace and CA.

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110 Spruce St. SE, FOUNTAIN

Ideally located on a dead end street this 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom home has lots to offer. Custom hardwood floors, open staircase, 2 fireplaces, 9 ft. ceilings. Master bedroom with en suite. LL finished. Insulated 3 car attached garage. $250,000

A lifestyle to enjoy! Two bedroom, 2 bath condo, cherry wood cabinets, granite counter tops, recessed lighting & maple hardwood flooring. Master bedroom & bath. Incredible views, easy access to trails, shopping, and theatre.


12995 County 15, HARMONY

Unlimited potential for this completely updated building with high traffic area and 2 accesses. All brick exterior, arched windows, finished 3 levels, large apartment. Ideal for retail or bar/restaurant. Formally Olivia’s Attic. $269,900


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Super 4 bedroom home sets high with nice view & easy access to Root River Trail. Large mudroom/entry off kitchen with extra cabinets & laundry. Deck for entertaining or grilling. Two off street parking spaces, room to build a garage. $79,900

Great opportunity to own large commercial building in a high traffic area. Potential business could be retail, restaurant/ bar, convenience store/grocery, crafts or many other uses. Can be divided off. $64,500

Large Ranch • Living Room • Dining Room • Wood Floors • Large Yard • Newer Windows • Main Floor Laundry • New Roof • Storage Shed • Steel Siding • 3-Season Porch

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804 AUbUrn Ave. s, lAnesboro

type of commercial business. Two rental units on 2nd level. Building has been updated to meet Historical Preservation requirements. $224,900




Ranch Home On Large Lot • Open Floor Plan • Main Floor Laundry • Private Deck • 2+Garage • Large LL Family Room

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704 Kenilworth Ave., lAnesboro

3 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Wood Floors • Archways • High high traffic area of scenic Lanesboro. Large main floor can be used for any Ceilings • Block Exterior • 2 Car Garage

Townhouse • 3 Bedroom • 2 Baths • Fireplace • Open Floor Plan • Deck • Appliances • 2 car attached garage

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310 MAple st., lAnesboro

Deer Ridge • Spectacular Home • Unique Floor Plan • 5 Bdm • 4 Baths • In-Floor Heat In House & Garage • Western Cedar Ceilings • Hickory Floors • Family Room W/30’ Ceilings That Includes Floor To Ceiling Windows To Enjoy Wonderful Scenery & Wildlife • Master Shower With Heated Floor • Must See



702 twiForD st., ChAtFielD

107 sprUCe st se., FoUntAin

New Construction - Fabulous open floor plan! You’ll love the bright & cheery kitchen with custom Amish built cherry cabinets, ceramic & glass back splash & laminate flooring. Kitchen & living room are open with lots of windows alllowing for plenty of natural sunlight. Main floor laundry off the attached 2 car garage. Large open foyer leading into the kitchen/ living room area. The master bedroom is spacious with a walk-in closet & separate closet, walk-in shower with ceramic & glass, large vanity with 2 sinks & ceramic tiled floor. The exterior design is very pleasing to the eye with vinyl siding & shakes with brick accent. The lawn has been sodded in the front with some landscaping completed. Make this one your new home!

All updated and remodeled ranch style home. Cherry cabinets & new countertops in kitchen. Open floor plan to dining area w/patio doors leading to 17x17 deck. Perm siding, bay window & landscaped yard. 3 bedrooms on main floor with one being used as laundry area (laundry room in lower level as well). Master bedroom with master bath. This property is in mint condition & ready for new owners!

2 Car Garage, Living Room, Dining Room, Vinyl Siding, Corner Lot, Newer Roof, Enclosed Porch Newer Home • 4 Bedroom • 3 Baths • Wood Floors • Master Bath • 6-Panel Doors • Heated 3 Car Garage • Large Deck • Large Bedroom • Vaulted Ceilings • Kitchen Nook & Bar • Maintenance Free Siding • Dead End Street • Backs up to the Park

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508 n. Section aVe Spring Valley $84,900

RANCH STYLE HOME! 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, family room with gas fireplace, updated kitchen w/center island, new carpet in lower level & foyer area. lower level family room has electric fireplace, great storage room & den’office area. Great home with many updates. Cement drive with oversized 2 car garage & storage shed. Patio area in the back yard. Perm siding with brick accent!

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15980 County 21, HARMONY

Surrounded by a mature windbreak this 4 bedroom, offers tons of living space, Open staircase, CA, deck & patio. Attached 2 car garage. Plus sheds, workshop and garage space. 4+ acres with additional land option. $259,900

Secluded setting with 32’ x 16’ Amish built log cabin nested in the woods on 7 acres. Enjoy a shady spot on the covered front porch, or sunshine on the 12’ x 24’ deck. Take a walk on the trails, enjoy bird watching, & mushroom hunting right on your own land! $99,000

26205 Gladiola Ln., LANESBORO

Immaculate ranch home offers 5 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms, open floor plan with large kitchen. Lower level offers a family room, walk out, 2 bedrooms, bath, fireplace & in-floor heat. Insulated large garage. Garden area & wooded backyard! 3.56 acres. $299,900

23824 Holly Rd, LANESBORO

Scenic property with 3 bedroom Ranch home. Fireplace, CA, updated kitchen flooring & deck. 3 car garage. Nestled in the valley with wooded rolling terrain approx. 15 acres. Plus a 2,016 sq ft, 3 bedroom Guest House with walk out basement. $250,000

UNDER $100,000 210 Center St. W, HARMONY

30 3RD Ave., NW, HARMONY 10277 County 116, HARMONY

Investment property -this affordable 2 bedroom home offers efficient living, near the Upper Iowa River in Granger, with 2 car garage. Seller had tiled around perimeter, new furnace in 2007 and updated septic. $45,000

Affordable 2 bedroom cottage home, great for starting up or slowing down. Beautiful oak hardwoods, generous sized bedrms & closets. Updated shingles, windows, & electrical service. Back covered patio (9x18)offers a great place for cook outs. Super sized 1 car garage & storage shed. $59,900

Very well maintained & beautifully landscaped, 4 bedroom timeless treasure. Original woodwork, 9 ft. ceilings, pillars, decorative moldings, hardwood floors, & original cabinetry. Full basement, walk up attic, CA, 3 season porch, deck & flower gardens. $89,900




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560 1st Ave. SW, HARMONY Beautifully renovated 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home. Open living area with vaulted ceilings & fireplace. Dining area offers large windows & door to backyard deck. Master bedroom with master bath. Large yard & 2 car attached garage. $139,900 214 N. Elm St., Mabel SOLD 609 Elizabeth St., Preston SOLD 102 Main St., Mabel SOLD 21684 State 44, Spring Grove SOLD 400 Dupont St., Lanesboro PENDING 145 2nd Ave SE, Harmony PENDING 402 Dupont St., Lanesboro PENDING 605 Lincoln St., Preston PENDING 215 5th St. SW, Harmony PENDING 131 Main St., Caledonia PENDING



Harmony’s newest subdivision, with country views and city utilities at an affordable price. No connection fees or building permit fees in 2014! Harmony is a super place to live, offering the quality lifestyle of a small town, with a thriving business district, clinic & health care facilities. Get $5,000+ cash back/EDA incentive! $14,900



600 4th St. NE, HARMONY On Golf Course. 1 ½ Story home on private 3 acres. Eat-in kitchen with good sized living room. Main floor bedroom, full bathroom & laundry. Second bedroom & den on upper level. 3-season porch off back. Large 2 car attached garage. Rural zoning. $80,000

230 2nd Ave. SW, HARMONY

150 5TH St. NE, HARMONY Very well cared for 3 bedroom home on a nice lot. Open floor plan, CA & deck. Mature trees. Great location. Few blocks from golf course & Root River Trail access.

511 New St., WHALAN

A get-a-way or a place to stay, this 3 bedroom home offers a great yard & an easy walk to the Root River Trail & Root River. Main floor bedroom & bath. Two car & 1 car detached garages with storage. Garden space & beautiful scenery! $95,000

Nicely updated 2 bedrm home, updates include flooring, lighting, bathroom, furnace, window replacement, siding & roof. Full basement with laundry & storage plus large 2 car detached garage. Rural residential area. $55,000

COMMERCIAL 142 Main St, S., Mabel

COMMERCIAL BUILDING Exceptional location available on Highway 52. 4,800 Sq Ft Building, 1.32 Acre Lot.

2009 Ranch home on 10 acres. Custom wood floors, millwork & cabinets. LL finished with family room, office, & bath. Cedar fencing around patio & front porch, deer & views of the wooded rolling terrain. Detached 2 car garage.

203 N. Main St., Mabel Commercial building on corner lot across from bank offers great location. 1120 sq ft of retail/office space

1980 built, with concrete foundation, frame and 3680 sq ft warehouse area. With 3 overhead building of wood & metal exterior. 1960 sq ft doors, 2 doors to street, one to alley. Bathroom office area & 6656 sq ft production area. $95,000 includes sink & stool. $49,900




45742 County 29, MABEL

Just move in and enjoy! This home has been well maintained & neatly updated. Home also has permanent siding, central air, and car port that easily doubles as a covered patio area in the summer time. Efficient, affordable, & enjoyable!

15413 County Rd 9, PRESTON

400 Dupont St., LANESBORO


Cottage Syle Living. Mocha birch cabinets, granite counter breakfast bar, engineered hardwood flooring with a full glass door to the 9x16 deck with a beautiful view of the North Bluff. Laundry & storage areas in the lower level.



36845 Dogwood Rd., LANESBORO

Fifteen beautiful wooded acres, with established site for RV or camping. Driveway and electric. 10x20 enclosed shed, 14x14 deck, buildable site, super for a get-a-way or building your dream home! $59,900




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Lyndon Lee Is a tornado proof home possible?

With tornados becoming more common with global climate changes, it makes a lot a sense to build homes that are tornado proof. Not only can we save more lives but our rebuilding costs for Insurance companies and FEMA will save us all money. Is it possible? Well yes and no. ICF concrete walls can be made to withstand the 250 mph winds that the strongest tornados can produce, but flying debris can penetrate windows, doors or a wood framed roof. We can anchor the roof with special long straps that are cast into the concrete and wrap around the trusses, but the roof can still be vulnerable if the tornado is a direct hit. We can build the roof out of concrete, but the safest option for a truly tornado proof home is to build a interior “safe room” with no openings and a steel door. A favorite location for the “safe room” is the mechanical or utility room because you can isolate all the noise of the mechanical items, furnace, fresh air system, washer and dryer etc. and make the interior comfort better. Another huge benefit of making the house tornado proof is that a lot of insurance companies are giving discounts of up to 25% for concrete homes. The rebuilding cost of concrete homes hit by tornados is a fraction of the cost to rebuild compared to stick framed construction where the house and contents are typically a total loss. Concrete Homes are Stronger, Quieter, Healthier and More Energy Efficient. Build Different, Build Better.

What are some of the unexpected pitfalls when buying or selling rural acreages?

If you are considering buying or selling a rural acreage, educate yourself in advance to some of the challenges you may encounter. Where a home/dwelling is involved in the transaction, septic compliance is one the first things to investigate. State compliance standards have changed considerably in the past couple years making it difficult for many systems to qualify as compliant. If there is an old building site on the land, be sure to check on the status of the well. In Minnesota the term “unused well” can cause headaches and hit someone’s pocket book before or after closing depending upon whether the buyer or seller takes responsibility for addressing the matter. Fence lines may or may not be the boundary of the property. Many areas have not been subject to a modern survey and often times, survey lines and fence lines do not match up. Boundary disputes can be complicated to correct. Legal access and easements are also factors that require careful consideration. Technically speaking in Minnesota you there are not supposed to be “landlocked” properties but in reality, practical access is not a guarantee. Most of these situations can be overcome or resolved and the key to doing so is recognizing them early in the process. Attorneys and real estate agents are adept at finding solutions to these situations.




Michelle “We Design Your Success” Haugerud 507-765-2151 What is your online business exposure?

Not everyone is ready to have their business exposed online. Whether it is because you don’t think your customers use the internet or that you just don’t want to. Well, whether you like it or not, your business probably has some kind of online exposure. Do a search for your business name and see what the results are. Also search for the products and services you offer. Are your competitors listed? There are many online business directories that will list your business for free and do so without contacting you. Unfortunately, many times the information listed is wrong. Also, many of these allow users to leave reviews. You may have customer reviews out there you are not aware of. Your first step should be to take control of these. Most of these listings have instructions if you are the owner on how to claim the listing. The next step should be to create your own online exposure to ensure the information you want listed is accurate. You can do this by creating your own website as well as setting up free social media accounts. Whether you like it or not, people are using the internet more to look up phone numbers and addresses, and you are better off if you also showcase your business services and products.


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141 W. Fillmore St., Preston, MN Phone (507) 765-3600

“Quality pre-owned vehicles and more”


Ph. 507-765-3642 Preston, MN Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm Sat 8 - Noon

Jason Sethre, Publisher

Matt Kirkpatrick, Attorney

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Who designs all of the advertisements that appear in the Fillmore County Journal?

Can we get divorced while waiting for our house to sell?

Is it just me, or does it seem like a lot of the car manufacturers are issuing recall notices in record numbers lately? What are your responsibilities and what should the dealers do (both used and new)? As a used car dealer, if I have a vehicle in my inventory I am responsible for taking care of the recall or at least informing you that the vehicle is under a recall. If you recently purchased a vehicle and the manufacturer does not have the current owners name, whoever gets the recall notice should contact the current owner. The is another example of an advantage of buying from a licensed dealer.

Nearly all advertisements appearing in this newspaper are designed by our very creative and talented team of designers. They work with all types of businesses and families to help distinguish their unique identities and what message they want to convey to our growing audience of readers. If you are promoting an event, product, sale or service, our team of designers can help you stand out in a crowd. And, what most people don’t realize is that when someone is running an advertisement in the Fillmore County Journal, we don’t charge extra for the design work. That’s just part of what we do to help our customers. If you need some help with getting the word out, call or stop by our office. Our friendly design team can assist you further.



I hope everyone haS a Safe and happy memorIal day!

The simple answer is “yes.” However, the attorney answer is “yes, but…” A house bought during the marriage is an asset subject to division. If you and your spouse agree that neither of you will keep the house and the house must be sold, then you have options. One option is agreeing to the sale of the house after the divorce in your Marital Termination Agreement, Stipulation or Joint Petition. Simple, right? Yes, in theory. However, you need to remember the details that went into the decision-making to purchase the house. These same details need to be outlined in your resulting divorce decree - including timeline for listing, responsibility for closing costs, handling of offers, etc. – to avoid confusion and further court time to interpret. Regardless of how amicable the separation is, a lack of clarity may add unnecessary frustration and delay to the sale. Our office can help you with navigating this process whether you are in the beginning stages of discussing or final stages of drafting the appropriate language.

Fillmore County Journal 5.26.14  
Fillmore County Journal 5.26.14