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to services at a lower cost for the 12 county region as a whole. Unfortunately, Accenture has not Mark Howard, Accenture been able to produce a funding LLC, provided an analysis of model that would spread the possible smaller Service Deliv- fiscal rewards evenly making this ery Authority (SDA) groupings model very difficult to impleat the board’s May 1 meeting. ment. The lower overall cost will Twelve southeast Minnesota mean more cost avoidance for counties have been considering some and more cost for others. the development of an SDA for Howard suggests that the fundhuman services for the past three ing model and the governance years. The Accenture firm was will need to be linked to find a hired in December of 2011 to workable solution. If a county help with the design of a model is paying more, the county will for the twelve counties. want a greater say in the gover At this point the counties are nance. If the steering committee looking at the business case and comes to a consensus on these the governance of a possible SDA. two areas, the next step would Accenture has shown that a 12 be to figure out implementation county SDA would very likely details. Each county board will provide more and better quality have to agree to participate or services and provide more access not. Those that want to particiBy K aren R eisner

pate will move forward. Commissioner Chuck Amunrud noted other yet to be answered questions including what the Department of Human Services (DHS) will present as required Performance Measures. Will the county be compliant? If not what will be the cost to become compliant? Howard said there is a committee putting together the Performance Measures that will be adopted and administered by the DHS. Some of the Performance Standards are known already. They will be made official on December 15, 2012, and will be enforceable on January 1, 2013. Amunrud acknowledged that Fillmore County provides a more minimal amount of services and this could be a problem in meet-

ing the Performance Standards, if we don’t become part of something bigger. Howard acknowledged that an SDA could be formed without Olmsted County. However, he insisted, “In order to achieve economics of scale, you have got to have scale.” Part of the problem is that all the counties don’t agree as to the extent of services that they need to provide. Howard suggested this will be a problem in the 12 county scenario in the area of governance. Counties have differing philosophies and standards. Commissioner Duane Bakke said Fillmore County provides more services than required by statute. Commissioner Randy Dahl stated we are basically looking at how to provide bet-

ter services for less money. He maintained the county’s source of funding is property tax. Amunrud asked where to draw the line on how much is more services. The line could be to provide services that are compatible with state law. Counties with larger metro areas provide some added services that may not be necessary in smaller more rural counties. Bakke said the county contracts out for services now that we don’t provide. Howard insisted with the implementation of the SDA, it will eventually become what the SDA is offering for services, not each individual county. He added that if the counties can’t See SDA MODEL Page 6 

Fillmore County District Report By Jade Sexton

Joshua Thomas Mitchell, age 20 of Lanesboro, appeared before Judge Robert Benson at the Fillmore County Courthouse on April 17, 2012. Mitchell was charged with fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, which has a maximum penalty of three years in jail, a $5,000 fine, or both. He was also charged with assault of a peace officer in the 4th degree, with a maximum penalty of one year in jail, $3,000 or both; and DWI, with a maximum penalty of 90 days, $1,000, or both. He was also charged with underage drinking and open bottle. The charges stem from an incident in which Mitchell was allegedly discovered speeding in Rushford. Police attempted to stop the car, and eventu-

ally found the car empty. They later found Mitchell in a truck with some other people. He allegedly had been drinking, and the cops found a can of beer in the truck. He told police he didn’t realize it was a cop that was trying to pull him over. Mitchell was released on his own recognizance with $6,000 unconditional bail. His next court appearance is April 23, 2012. On April 13, 2012, Tiffany Lee Kirvelay, age 22, of Spring Valley, appeared before Judge Benson. Kirvelay was charged with terroristic threats, which has a maximum penalty of five years, $10,000 or both. She was also charged with two counts domestic assault, which each have a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail, $1,000, or both. Police were called to a home

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with two counts of providing a minor with alcohol. A mandated reporter in Fillmore County informed police that a fifteen-year-old girl had told her that she had allegedly been Helwig, and that they had been drinking, and he had allegedly sexually assaulted her against her will. Helwig was arrested, and he denied the charges. He was given $10,000 conditional bail, and $30,000 unconditional bail, and must have no contact with the vic-


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tim or victim’s family, or any children under the age of 16. His next court appearance is May 21, 2012. On April 30, 2012, Jesse Cole Julian of Chatfield also made a first appearance before Judge Benson. Julian was charged with burglary in the third degree, which has a maximum penalty of five years in jail, $10,000, or both. He was also charged with three counts of theft, each of which carries the same maximum penalty. The charges stem from an incident in which Julian allegedly stole an ATV worth

$5,000 from someone’s home. The ATV was reported missing, and later Julian admitted he had taken it, as he was stranded and needed to get back to Chatfield. Julian was released on his own recognizance with $10,000 unconditional bail, and must not be on the victim’s property. His next court appearance is May 21, 2012. Nakeita Nicole Thomas, 40, of Des Moines, Iowa appeared before Judge Benson for sentencing on April 11, 2012. Thomas was found guilty of check forgery with intent to defraud. She was sentenced to the Department of Corrections in Shakopee for 13 months. The sentence was stayed for five years. She must write a letter of apology, not possess alcohol or drugs, and be subject to random testing and searches. She must also pay fines totaling $1,786.23.

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C ommentary The problem with solutions By Andrew Kingsley All problems began at some point and have some reason for continuing to exist. When we recognize the source(s) of our problems, that is where solutions can be found. It seems our problem with those solutions is that they usually aren’t what we want to hear. The Truth is the Truth, whether we recognize it or not. To ignore or deny it changes nothAndrew ing, other than Kingsley to make us ignorant. You may believe gravity doesn’t exist with all your heart, but that won’t keep you from falling when you jump from the top of a tree. Being that we can’t change the Truth, why would we not choose to know what It is? Without It, we could be idiots and just too dumb to see it. I’ve been scared of that my whole life. But honestly, why run from the answers? Nature always checks her-

needs to solve its problems. On the national level, we’ve got President Obama and the democrats campaigning about things like “paying your fair share” with the Buffet Rule. It would raise some 5 billion dollars a year over the next ten years. That will solve some serious problems. I mean, we only add almost 4 billion dollars a day to the debt and we only spend several thousands of billions of dollars a year, so that annual 5 billion dollars in increased taxes will do a lot for us. That’s just the kind of contrast to the government/spending loving republicans I was hoping for. The problem isn’t republicans or democrats. But if either the “Christian” republicans or the “humanitarian” democrats were willing to practice what they preach, they’d still be doing the exact same things as each other, but the opposite of what they’re doing right now! They’d be helping those in need instead of expecting government to take care of it, in their highly efficient ways. They’d be freeing people from their dependency and slavery to government by helping them be independent. They’d be shrinking government dramatically and quickly to root out the greedy and

corrupt “rigged game” economy caused by it so that we might save our nation for future generations. The problem is that the republicans and democrats make sure to monopolize the power in government, that we may not have the choices listed above as an option from either of them, for it would threaten the very power they so cherish. The solution will not be found it government. Who among us would be so imprudent to trust government any longer and who so selfish as to trade their own temporary comfort for our children’s future? The solution can only be found in you. They cannot control you without your permission or your dependency on them. They have nothing without you. Just as our money has no value without our confidence, so too is their power built on a house of cards. And when our monetary system is crushed by their inflicted inflation, they too may come to know that consequences always find us, even when we fight to delay them.The longer we stave-off reality, the harder it will check us. The problem with our solutions is that our actions have made all of them painful.

lars are going elsewhere. And, at what cost? What is the cost of losing businesses like hardware stores, lumber yards, grocery stores and gas stations? For those of you who don’t know, On Tuesday, May 1, I was watching Gabby works at the Fillmore Counthe Today Show and there was a bit ty Journal and SMG Web Design, about “cash mobs.” Have you heard splitting her time between both for of “flash mobs?” These are scenarios a combined full-time schedule with in which a group of organized and our company. In addition, she helps choreographed individuals find a very her mother out by working at Chic’s public place like a shopping mall to Pizza in Preston. Yes, Gabby has a break out into a dance routine in a synwork ethic beyond words, and we are chronized fashion, all to the surprise lucky enough to of those have her in our going town and our about business. She is their busian asset to our ness withcommunity, and in that she sees the same establishthings I see. ment. A We have search another local for “flash business ownermobs” on ship connection Youtube. within our comcom will pany. Michelle give you a Haugerud owns good idea the JEM Theatre of what in Harmony and that is all she also serves about. as the Gen We l l , eral Manager Above is an message Gabby Gatzke shared on her Facebook page. imagine a for SMG Web cash mob Design. As many born out people in our area know, the JEM little town of Fountain. Without Wil- of the same concept as the flash mob. Theatre was recently forced to upgrade lie’s Grocery and Locker, what would But, there is one twist. As noted on to a very expensive digital projector by these people do? And, Willie’s grocery the Today Show, there have been over the movie industry or face a fate of store is not alone. I guarantee every 200 small, locally-owned businesses in closure. grocery store in Fillmore County pro- America surprised with the visit of a It pains me to see so many of our vides these types of services to their cash mob. Each person in this mob of local business owners suffering, and local residents. They don’t ask for any people agrees to spend at least $20 in for what? Why? Why do they do accolades. They just do it, because... the store as they flood the aisles with what they do? Their lives could be so Losing these types of business will an intent to buy. Businesses, of course, much more pleasant and relaxing if kill our small communities, and we love this infusion of cash flow into they just took a paycheck instead of a can’t afford to have that happen. As their business. risk of loss. The reasons they do what the post on Facebook shared by Gabby It certainly seems like a nice idea, they do are many, and only they know Gatzke suggests, losing these business- and I won’t complain about the premwhy. es means that these local businesses, ise behind the idea. However, I will But, this I do know. They need you their owners, and their employees are say that it sounds too artificial to have to help them out to keep their busi- no longer circulating those dollars any long-lasting staying power for the ness and your town alive. And, this is within the local economy. Those dol- long-term survival of that business. If

anything, the best thing coming out of the cash mob is the publicity it generates to encourage people to buy local and support small, locally-owned businesses. I was speaking with an EDA director from one of our small communities in Fillmore County a few weeks ago, and this person informed me that another grocery store in a community just outside of Fillmore County was on the brink of closing their doors. Through working with the EDA, they found a way to stay open. As the local grocery store owner indicated, if every person in town spent just $20 per week in their store then that grocery store would be able to survive. I know I sound like Sally Struthers when I say this, but for just $20 per week the people of that town could keep their local grocery store open. Something people need to keep in mind is that when your town loses a business, that business may never come back again. And, as you lose one business, you run the risk of losing more businesses. It’s a domino effect. Imagine downtown business districts full of empty storefronts. Imagine every person living in Fillmore County having to drive to Decorah, Winona, La Crosse or Rochester for employment. Imagine having to drive to the bigger cities to do all of your shopping. Imagine your residential property taxes increasing because of a lack of business-funded tax base. All of the small town local businesses support 4-H, booster clubs, postprom parties, churches, and other non-profit organizations within the local communities. Losing small town businesses hurts those organizations, too. If you don’t use your local businesses, you’ll lose them. Where are you going to spend that $20 in your purse or wallet?

self in the end. Sometimes we prevent it from happening temporarily, but that is only how long the Laws of Nature can be bound. The most ironic part is that the consequences always come, whether we choose them by choice or inaction. Who out there is too foolish to recognize that we have a serious problem with out-of-control government? It has just become too big for the people to balance or limit any more. Along with its growing size always follows the massive bureaucracy and budgets, followed by increasingly power hungry, greedy politicians with the special interests, big corporations, and lobbyists looking to cash-in, followed by the inevitable corruption caused by the conflicts of interest of those voracious souls mixing personal gains with the “public good”… in good for themselves with the public’s goods. What is the solution? All of our problems within our control today are the result of massive, corrupt government. All the endless dependencies on the government they cause to ensure their lasting power, the illusion of choices with

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What would you do with $20? By Jason Sethre Publisher of the Fillmore County Journal & Olmsted County Journal Cell phone: 507-251-5297 I think we all need a friendly reminder from time to time. We need to be reminded of the fragile foundation of our small town economies. I know because I hear directly from local business owners. I know of longtime business owners who don’t take a paycheck and haven’t taken a paycheck for quite some time. They go about their daily routine serving customers without taking home a single penny. Jason Sethre While the general public thinks they are rolling in the dough, they are actually just struggling to make the small-townbusiness-equation work in their favor. I know of local business owners who have borrowed up to $50,000 against the value of their home so they can stay open for business. To the average person, this might seem like insanity. For those who work at a place of business where they get a guaranteed paycheck without the worries of cash flow, they don’t understand. They have guarantees, as far as they know. Interestingly, most of these local business owners probably would have never taken on the challenge of owning a business in our small communities had they known of the challenges that lay ahead. All of these thoughts immediately flooded my cranium as I saw a post on Facebook shared by Gabby Gatzke.

the republicans and democrats, and the destruction of our currency for their gains now and even greater gains when it collapses and we’re left with even more need for help; right where they want us…needing them. Where else could such a senseless and freedom-depriving power ever be derived than from government making its people “need” it more and more? Take Minnesota’s government as a tiny example. The democrats and republicans give us real choices here. Any and all solutions from the democrats require increasing government and its role. Yeah, that makes sense, solve the problem by making it bigger. And those dirty, government cutting, tax cutting, human/environment-hating republicans offer a great alternative. People like Representative Davids and Senator Miller insult even the most mild intelligence by bragging about balancing the budget without raising your taxes. They don’t mention that under their control Minnesota had its biggest spending budget in history last year, nor do they mention that all of our property taxes went up directly because of them. That’s just the kind of hugely contrasting choices a society serious. Mabel just lost their grocery store. Last year, Fillmore County saw many economic casualties. We saw hardware stores close in Spring Valley, Preston, and Chatfield. In addition, we saw lumber yards close in Preston and Rushford. These types of businesses are critical to each community. I know that the owner of Willie’s Grocery and Locker in Fountain, Willie Cambern, delivers groceries to many home-bound, elderly people in the

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steep decline. We could keep teachers, firefighters, police, and infrastructure workers helping us, but no, instead we pay them unemployment, food stamps, Medicaid, and all to do nothing. Of course we can foreclose on some of their homes while we’re at it. Interest rates are at all time lows and employees available at reasonable rates. This would be a tremendous bargain for taxpayers, but ignorance rules the day. While feckless Democrats offer little, the true stab in the back to our nation comes from the Republicans. The Republicans have made it clear that their main goal is to retake the White House and what better way than to sabotage our economy? The Republicans will not allow the spending we need to reverse poverty and homelessness. The Republicans will not allow a rise in taxes on the wealthy even though their tax rates are at alltime lows. In short, the Republican leadership has chosen a cruel path in their quest for more power for themselves and their rich benefactors. A return to progressive taxation would be a good first step to reverse the insidious worship of money and power that is hollowing out the soul of America. Greg Rendahl Ostrander, MN

Tschumper endorsed by DFL in 28B Former State Representative Ken Tschumper, from La Crescent, was endorsed on April 29 by Democrats in Fillmore and Houston counties to run against Rep Greg Davids in this fall’s Legislative race for District 28B. “I really appreciate the endorsement by my fellow Democrats in our new House District,” Tschumper said. “They represent a broad cross-section of residents in our two counties. What this indicates is that most Independents and many moderate Republicans will feel comfortable voting for me in the fall election.” Tschumper, a dairy farmer, defeated Davids in 2006 and served in the 2007-2008 Legislature. Davids then defeated him in the 2008 race. Both contests were decided by small margins. “I am running again for the House of Representatives because I want to make government work for all of us,” Tschumper stated. “In the last two months, Greg Davids and the Republicans have made state government dysfunctional, catering to powerful special interest groups with extreme positions on taxes and a focus on divisive social issues. Where are the jobs they promised in the 2010 election?” Tschumper said that if elected

again, he would work to create a fair tax system with a modest increase in taxes on the wealthiest Minnesotans. “I pledge to voters that I will

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Moving On By Bailey Hanson May is finally here, prom season is in full swing, and Memorial Day is right around the corner. Now my English teacher always tells me not to write about the cliché things people always say about graduation, but I just can’t help it, so here goes. Graduation is fast approaching for everyone, not just Bailey Hanson high school seniors. College students are about to graduate, parents are preparing for graduation parties, and grandparents are proud of their grandkids that are graduating this year. It’s just a fun time of year. The excitement that comes with graduation is unparalleled. Its an unbelievable feeling to know that after so many years of school, homework, tests, projects, and all those assignments you’ve done, you’re about to move on to even bigger and better things. “Moving on” seems to be the thing that saddens people at the time of graduation. For students it’s leaving life-long friends and the familiar setting

we’ve known for so long. Parents are losing a child that will no longer live at home. But why are people so sad? I think people should be happy for those who are graduating! The word commencement means the beginning or start of something, as in the beginning of life as an adult, which is definitely something to be happy about. Many people will leave this area for college or work, maybe they’ll join the military, or they could study abroad and see the world. Whatever future plans may be, graduates are making them, and it’s a very exciting time. I know I have greatly enjoyed my time at Mabel-Canton High School with my classmates, and to be graduating in less than one month from now is the most exciting thing I can imagine. I would like to thank everyone who has helped me over the years because you’ve made me who I am today. Although M-C will be greatly missed, the class of 2012 is ready to face the world! Bailey Hanson is a student at Mabel-Canton High School. She is one of 8 area students participating in the Journal Writing Project, now in its thirteenth year.

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

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Obituaries Milo Bacon Milo Bacon was born on November 26, 1935, in Preston to Norval and Geneva (Henke) Bacon. They later divorced. He passed away November 15, 2011, at home in Faribault, Minn. from complications of pneumonia. He enjoyed riding his bicycle, woodworking, fishing and country Western music. He is survived by his stepmother Joyce (Aarsvold) Bacon of Northfield, Minn.; step-brothers and step-sisters; one aunt, Lois (Bacon) Sandafeur of Plains, Mt.; and many cousins. Preceding him in death were his parents and grandparents. A memorial service will be held for Milo Friday, May 18, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Fountain Lutheran Cemetery east of Fountain on Cty. Road 8. Reverend Joel Bacon will be officiating. Ada Bernice Erickson Bigalk Ada Bigalk, 97, of Charlotte, North Carolina went home to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on April 29, 2012. Her final days were spent in the Harris Hospice Care Unit of Presbyterian Hospital Ada Bernice in Charlotte Erickson Bigalk where she was treated with dignity and respect. She was the daughter of Norwegian immigrants, Anton and Julia Gronvold Erickson. Ada was born on the family farm located near Canton, Minnesota in Filmore County. She was the youngest in the family of three brothers, William, Alfred, and James, and three sisters, Marie, Edna, and Alice. All have predeceased her. She was married to Clarence Mirlyn Bigalk on November 2, 1942, in Decorah, Iowa. Unable to have children, she and Clarence, by God’s miraculous intervention, agreed to raise two children belonging to Clarence’s cousin, Melvin Kyseth. Dennis Kyseth and Judy Ann Kyseth were welcomed into their home in 1950. Ada was known for her hospitality. No one ever left her home without having tasted some of her great cooking or baked goods. Ada is survived by a large extended family: Dennis Kyseth and wife, Hilda, and Judy Ann Kyseth Johnson and husband, Richard. She is also survived by three grandchildren; Kevin Kyseth and wife, Renee, Richard Johnson and wife, Sunde, and Leah Ann

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Johnson. She has another grandson, Darin Kyseth that went to be with the Lord in 1970. She is also survived by great-grandchildren, Donovan and Shawn born to Leah Ann Johnson, and Jacob born to Richard and Sunde Johnson, as well as various nieces and nephews. Her funeral was held on Tuesday, May 1, at J.B. Tallent Funeral Service in Charlotte. Mrs. Bigalk was buried next to her husband at Evergreen Cemetery immediately following the service. Lillian Haagenson Lillian “Lily” Haagenson, age 96, of Mabel, Minnesota died Friday, April 27, 2012, at the age of 96 at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel where she has been a resident for five years and ten months. Lily was born May 17, 1915, in Fillmore County to Olaf and Clara (Peterson) Lysgaard. She attended rural school in Newburg. She was united in marriage to Giffen S. Haagenson on September 14, 1935, in Spring Grove by Rev. Breen. They farmed north of Mabel and the surrounding area until 1951 when they moved into Mabel. In 1954 they bought the Amherst Store and she operated it for 54 years. Giffin preceded her in death on October 29, 1961. Lily was a member of the Garness Trinity Lutheran Church where she was baptized and confirmed, and was their oldest member. She enjoyed trips to Decorah buying for the store, and sitting around visiting with family, friends, and neighbors. In July of 2006 she became a resident of the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel. Lily is survived by two sons, Gerald (Janet) of Mabel and Larry (Sharol) of Dakota, Minnesota; one grandson Brad (Liza) of Lewiston, Minnesota; two sisters, Irene Vigeland of Mabel, and Gertie Bakkum of Rushford, Minnesota; a sister-in-law Rose Haagenson of Manchester, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Giffen; her parents; and two sisters Bertha Bjergum and Dorothy Inglett. Funeral services were Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at the Garness Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Mabel with the Rev. Mary Waudby officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Memorials are preferred to the Garness Trinity Lutheran Church. Luella Penne Luella Penne, age 94, of Chatfield, died Sunday, April 29, 2012, at the Chosen Valley Care Center where she had resided since 2001. beagle/teRRieR Mix

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Luella Catherine Weber was born on March 29, 1918, in Cresco, Iowa to Frank and Carrie (Volkering) Weber. She married Raymond A. Penne on April 7, 1947 in Cresco, Iowa. Raymond died December 20, 1994. She lived in Cresco, Iowa until 1952, moved to Rural Fountain, then to Chatfield to the Chosen Valley Care Center in 2001. Luella was a member of St Lawrence O’Toole Catholic Church in Fountain, American Legion Auxiliary in Fountain. She enjoyed Crocheting, needle work, playing cards and caring for her grandchildren. Survivors include three daughters, Linda (Herman) Miller of Fountain; Carol (Bob) Huntington of Chatfield; and Diane (Jim) Peterson of Lanesboro; seven grandchildren; eleven greatgrandchildren; one sister, Henrietta Wolf of Phoenix, AZ. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. The funeral for Luella Penne was Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Lanesboro with Father Patrick Arens officiating. Burial was in Carrolton Cemetery, Rural Fountain following the services. Johnson-Riley Funeral Home of Lanesboro handled the arrangements Marion Wentworth Marion Wentworth, 84, of Preston, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at her home in Preston. Marion was born on January 13, 1928, in Fountain, Minnesota the daughter of Anton and Caroline (Anderson) Tangen. She attended country school, and graduated from Chatfield High School in 1946. After graduation she worked for the Preston phone company. On November 14, 1949, she married Arthur Wentworth in the Chatfield Lutheran Church. The couple farmed together in the Carimona area, and she also worked for HECO in Harmony. She also worked for RUSH products in Rushford and also L I C. in Stewartville. In 1967, the couple moved to Preston. Art died June 8, 2009. Marion was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, was a Sunday school teacher for many years, and served as a church officer and participated in many of the church activities. She loved making quilts, watching twins ball games, and enjoyed spending time with her grandson Dylan and the rest of her family and friends. She also loved her special cat. She is survived by her son, Kim (Tonya) of Harmony, her grandchildren Dylan of Preston, David Lawler of Sumter, South Carolina, Jessica Lawler of Harmony, and Hannah Ernst of Rochester; two sisters, Doris Burke of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Leda Meyer of Rochester. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband of 59 years, Art. Funeral services were held Friday, May 4, 2012, at Christ Lutheran Church in Preston with Rev. Dave Jore officiating. Burial was at Carimona Cemetery rural Preston.

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Rushford-Peterson National Honor Society On Wednesday, April 18 the Rushford-Peterson Chapter of the National Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony. The National Honor Society recognizes those students that have followed our school’s motto of “Always Our Best” in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. This year’s current members made up of Christopher Boehmke, Austin Brown, Emily Culhane, Abraham Hauge, Alexander Kopperud, Audra Lea, Lindsey Merchlewitz, Ann Scaife, Frederick Scaife, and Katie Wolter inducted 11 new members. The 2012 inductees were seniors Amy Bessler, Anna Hanson and Zachary Neitzke, along with juniors Briana Benson, Shane Jacobson, Cody Manfull, Mariah Mueller, Rebecca Munson, Kaitlyn Thelen, Amy Todd and Emily Wade. The guest speaker for the ceremony was Mrs. Shari Michel, Rushford-Peterson English teacher. Congratulations to all of the R-P National Honor Society Students.

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Ostrander City Council minutes April 3, 2012 The monthly meeting of the Ostrander City Council was called to order at 6:05 p.m. by Mayor Linda Schwenn. All council members were present. Motion by Kunert, and seconded by Thompson and unanimously carried to accept the consent agenda. Council also agreed to take $27,000 out of the CD for new police car. Visitors: Dan O’Connell, Pat Nesler, Arlene Bestor, Pam Kunz, Department Heads: Public Works Director—Jimmie Dean—Was present. Council approved monthly report. Fire Chief—Jimmie Dean— Was present. Council approved monthly report. Police Chief—Tom Mosher— Was present. Council approved monthly report. Old business: Job Pay Scales—Mayor Linda Schwenn put together a sheet with the different rates of pay

separated with years of service from the information received from other cities. Sign retroreflectivity—Rhonda spoke to someone at the League and he said to hold off for now. Donated Lund property—the original recorded Quit Claim Deed and the abstract of the title has been received and put in the safe deposit box. O’Connells have been contacted and told the trailer is ready to be taken out. Motion by Thompson, and seconded by Start and unanimously carried to adopt the resolution accepting this donation of land. Lease agreement with the Ostrander Farmers Co-op—after reviewing the amended lease agreement, Motion by Start, and seconded by Kunert and unanimously carried to accept the lease agreement. Legion 30 year lease will expire in April (Harlan Mensink, Larry Christenson, and Corey Merkel). Rhonda drew up an agreement

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Filing will be open at the Fillmore County Auditor/Treasurer’s Office for the following Fillmore County elective offices from 8:00 A.M. May 22, 2012 thru 5:00 P.M. on June 5, 2012. Fillmore County Office will be closed Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day. Candidates who will be absent from the state during the filing period may arrange to file, in person, prior to departure. Affidavits of candidacy may be picked up at the County Auditor’s Office, Fillmore County Courthouse, 101 Fillmore Street, Preston, MN. The filing fee for Fillmore County Commissioner is $50.00 and the filing fee for Soil and Water Supervisor is $20.00 One County Commissioner for District 1 (Four Years) The Townships of Chatfield, Fillmore, Jordan, Spring Valley, and Sumner and the Cities of Chatfield and Wykoff. One County Commissioner for District 3 (Four Years) The Townships of Beaver, Bloomfield, Forestville and York; and the Cities of Ostrander and Spring Valley. ONE County Commissioner for District 5 (Four Years) The Townships of Amherst, Canton, Harmony, Newburg and Preble, and the Cities of Canton, Harmony and Mabel. One Soil and Water Supervisor for Districts 3 (County Wide Election 4 Year Term) The Townships of Beaver, Bloomfield, Fillmore, Forestville, and York and the Cities of Spring Valley, Ostrander, and Wykoff. One Soil and Water Supervisor for Districts 4 (County Wide Election 4 Year Term) The Townships of Bristol, Carimona, Carrolton, Fountain, Preston, and Pilot Mound and the cities of Fountain and Preston. One Soil and Water Supervisor for Districts 5 (County Wide Election 4 Year Term) The Townships of Amherst, Canton, Harmony, Newburg, and Preble and the Cities of Canton, Harmony, and Mabel.


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Thursday Family Night in Preston and got it to Harlan to see if it needs changes. Motion by Start, and seconded by Thompson and unanimously carried to accept the lease agreement. Rhonda needs to call First State Bank Building about insurance for guns and stored items in the Legion Purchase of debris loader from McDonald’s for $900—Council is wondering if he will take $700. This will be discussed further at the next council meeting. Royal Dempewolf from the Wolf’s Den was wondering about doing a mock opening—Tom (Police Chief) spoke with Kelly Wagner (City Attorney), commented this wouldn’t be a good idea, because there is no Sunday liquor license and it would be a liability issue. Contract with Waste Management expires this month and will automatically renew for another five years—Motion by Start, and seconded by Kunert to let this lease renew; Thompson voted Nay. City Wide Clean-up—Waste Management is not available for June 2, would like it to be on May 19 since in past years it has been the 3rd Saturday in May and will run from 8 a.m. to noon. New Business Shut-offs—109 & 111 MN street water shut-offs separated (payment has not been received from 111 since 9/2/11), and look at fixing messed up shut-offs??— Dan O’Connell was present to speak about this so the driveway won’t have to get torn up. Motion by Thompson, and seconded by Kunert and unanimously carried See OSTRANDER Page 15  Bedding Plants,Vegetable Plants, Perennials, Raspberry Plants, Apple Trees, Potting Soil, Mulch, Peat Moss

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Minnesota Property Owners First Half Real Estate Taxes Due May 15th, 2012

SHIRL L. BOELTER, FILLMORE COUNTY AUDITOR/TREASURER reminds all property owners of the May 15th deadline for payment of first half real estate taxes. A 2% penalty on homestead property and

a 4% penalty on non-homestead property will be assessed on first half tax payments received or postmarked after May 15th, 2012. The penalty will increase on June 1st, as indicated on the penalty schedule printed on the back of your property tax statement.

If the property tax on a tax parcel is $100.00 or less, Minnesota Statue 279.01 requires full payment of the parcel by May 15th, 2012. WE HAVE MOVED THE PAYMENT DROP BOX THAT WAS LOCATED ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE COURTHOUSE NEAR THE PARKING LOT. THE NEW PAYMENT DROP BOX IS LOCATED UNDER THE AWNING ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE BUILDING TO THE LEFT OF THE FRONT DOOR. FILLMORE COUNTY NOW OFFERS DIRECT PAYMENT FOR PROPERTY TAXES USING ACH (AUTOMATIC CLEARING HOUSE). FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL THE AUDITOR/TREASURER’S OFFICE AT 507-765-3811. Homestead property owners are reminded of the August 15th deadline for filing form M-1PR for the regular property tax refund with income requirements. You must attach a photo-copy of your tax statement with your application form. Please note if the box on line 1. of your property tax statement is checked, you have delinquent taxes. M-1PR forms are available at the Fillmore County Auditor/Treasurer’s office. Office hours are 8:00 A. M. to 4:30 P.M. Monday thru Friday. Shirl L. Boelter Fillmore County Auditor/Treasurer 507-765-2666

Now Therefore Be it Resolve that the Fillmore County Board of Commissioners hereby reestablish the Commissioner Districts as established after the 2002 redistricting as follows: District 1: The Township of Chatfield, Fillmore, Jordan, Spring Valley, and Sumner, and the Cities of Chatfield and Wykoff. District 2: The Townships of Arendahl, Holt, Norway and Pilot Mound and the cities of Peterson, Rushford, City of Rushford Village, and Whalan. District 3: The Townships of Beaver, Bloomfield, Forestville and York, and the Cities of Ostrander and Spring Valley. District 4: The Townships of Bristol, Carimona, Carrolton, Fountain, and Preston and the Cities of Fountain, Lanesboro, and Preston. District 5: The Townships of Amherst, Canton, Harmony, Newburg, and Preble and the Cities of Canton, Harmony, and Mabel. Commissioner District Elections in 2012 will be for District 1, District 3 and District 5 for four year terms. In 2014 Commissioner District 2 and District 4 will be for four year terms. Fillmore County including all Cities and Townships are in Congressional District 1.

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Fillmore County including all Cities and Townships are in Minnesota Legislative Senate District 28 and Representative District 28B. Fillmore Count Soil and Water Districts: District 1: The Townships of Arendahl, Holt, Norway and the Cities of Rushford, Peterson, City of Rushford Village, Lanesboro, and Whalan. District 2: The Townships of Sumner, Jordan, Spring Valley, Chatfield, and the City of Chatfield. District 3: The Townships of Beaver, Bloomfield, Fillmore, Forestville, and York and the Cities of Spring Valley, Ostrander, and Wykoff. District 4: The Townships of Bristol, Carimona, Carrolton, Fountain, Preston, and Pilot Mound and the Cities of Fountain and Preston. District 5: The Townships of Amherst, Canton, Harmony, Newburg, and Preble and the Cities of Canton, Harmony, and Mabel. Soil and Water District Elections in 2012 will be for District 3, District 4, and District 5 for four year terms. In 2014 Commissioner District 1 and District 2 will be for four year terms.

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Monday, May 7, 2012

A View From The Woods By Loni Kemp ©SallyKeating2011

The Elusive Morel I left the house as the air began to warm, after a night of rain, determined to check on every acre of our forest. With an onion bag in my pocket, I was going to train my eye, stay focused, and walk around every dying tree. I have been skunked on my morel hunts the last couple of years. This followed nearly three decades of always finding a nice meal’s worth or two every year. I must admit that I’ve never found the mother lode that many hunters tell stories about—the day they filled grocery bags on one particular hillside or pasture. Yet my optimism had prevailed through several hikes this spring which had turned up nothing. On this day I started slowly, searching for a color the same as the buff leaves on the forest floor. I searched for a texture somewhat similar to bedstraw and maid-

enhair fern. I moved down the hill, and lo and behold, I spied a little gray morel. Just one and no more. I left it alone, partly as a good luck charm, and partly because I wanted to return for a few days to watch it grow. A credible source wrote that, contrary to opinions that the gray morel is a different species, he observed the gray morel growing over the course of several days into a full sized buff colored one. Buoyed with hope that I still had what it takes, I continued on. Along the creek, up the hill, along the ridge, down the valley, along the wooded floodplain. On and on. Nothing. I must have circled a hundred dead trees. Success one year tells you almost nothing about the future. While the morel mycelium, yellow rootlike fibers, might be growing for

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a hundred years nearly anywhere, the mushroom itself only pops up after a mysterious trigger. Rain and warmth and sun are part of it, but newly dying nearby tree roots are often considered to be a factor. Morels have not been tamed or cultivated successfully by humans. They are one of the few foods, like wild salmon and maple syrup, that just aren’t suitable for farming. Hence the mystique and the passion of our annual morel hunts. I saw them for sale at the Decorah Co-op for $29 a pound last week, and their earthy, meaty flavor is well worth the price. As I neared home at a faster pace since I was late for dinner, I thought I’d check one more tree with no leaves appearing yet. I hooted and grinned as my eyes fixed on one beautiful morel, then another and another. My heart was pounding as I collected maybe two pounds around that one tree. I tromped victoriously up the hill to the house, where my husband was happy for us too. We cooked up a dinner of leftover chicken with morel sauce that was truly memorable.


Rinse well, but do not soak, halved morels and dry for an hour on a clean towel. Melt some butter in a large frypan and gently sauté some garlic, or ramps (wild leeks) if you have them. Cut the morels into large pieces and cook until the juice appears and then disappears. Do not crowd the pan or your mushrooms will be boiled. Pour in a quarter cup of heavy cream and let it reduce. Add salt and pepper and serve as an appetizer on small toasts, or alongside scrambled eggs or steak for a great meal.

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Fillmore County Sports Much to their Lemay By Paul Trende It’s only a coincidence “Lemay” is a combination of the words lament and dismay. It’s only a coincidence. For Fillmore Central/Lanesboro softball, Wabasha-Kellogg’s Sophie was a bringer of both words. W-K’s chief hurler shut down the FC/L’s bats, relinquishing only two hits. Lemay was in trouble just once. W-K scored first. Madyson Main dribbled an infield single to third in the first inning. She stole second, and then advanced the final two bases via past balls. In the second, FC/L had their chance. Taylor Case and Steph Erickson each walked. Victoria Peterson then popped a hit over the second base-person’s glove. It left the bases juiced with nobody out. But Lemay got back-to-back K’s, followed by a 1-3-putout. She got out of the jam. Her team added a run in the top of the 3rd and won by that 2-0 count. Lemay recorded the win (7 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 10 K, 2 BB). Morgan Malley got the loss (7 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 3 BB, 4 K). Case had FC/L’s other hit (1-2, SB). Five W-K batters each notched singles. One Big Hit… It’s what a baseball game can hinge upon. It’s what 5-2 Chatfield needed in their match-up with 7-1 P-E-M. The Gophers had their chances. They put their own backs against the wall. The Bulldogs scored the first two runs of the game in the top of the 5th, courtesy of a leadoff single and then a couple in-field Gopher errors. In the bottom of the 6th, Chatfield racked up three singles, loading the bases with two outs. But Bulldog P Brady Rahman struck out Justin Viss (the side). In the bottom of the 7th, the Gophers again threatened. Ultimately, Jake Neis stepped to the plate with the bases loaded, two outs, and his team still trailing 2-0. He authored a 3-unassististed ground (his third of the game), giving 1st place P-E-M the victory. Tyler Lund was 2-3, James Burke the same for PEM. Sam Ruth had the game’s only RBI. Rahman (7 IP,

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0 R, 6 H, 4 K) got the ‘W’, Jason Kappers (5 1/3, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 3 SO) the ‘L.’ …One Good Pitcher After a tough loss to PEM, Chatfield baseball trekked to Lewiston looking for a two-fold redemption. On top of getting back on a winning track, the Gophers needed to rectify an April 16th 4-0 loss to Zach Nelson and the Cards. Chatfield managed just an infield hit in that game. Nate Skare, Chatfield’s talented pitcher, was dealt his first (and only) loss. Skare did his part in meeting #2. The sophomore right-hander gave up three hits and one earned run (four runs total) thru six innings (4 K’s, 2 BB’s). More importantly, the Gopher bats solved Mr. Nelson to the tone of 9 hits (14 total). Chatfield built a 7-0 lead, countered three L-A runs in the 6th, with three of their own in the 7th, and procured a 10-4-payback victory. The win moved Skare’s record to 5-1. Sophomore classmate Jake Neis was a big help. He pitched a scoreless 7th and went 4-5 (2 2B’s, 2 RBI’s). Mitch Narveson had a couple hits, a couple RBI’s. Chatfield moved its record to 6-3. They trail PEM (8-1) and W-K (7-2) while leading 5-4 club’s L-A and St. Charles. Baseball 04-23 •Chatfield 16, Dover-Eyota 2; 6 innings (C: J. Viss 1-2, HR (1), 3 RBI, 3 R; T. Lund 1-4, HR (1), 3 RBI, 2 R; N. Skare 1-2, 2B, 3 R/5 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 0 BB, 9 K, Win (4-1)) •FC/L 0, W-K 3 (FC/L: Nick Ebner 1-2, 2B/6 IP, 3 H, 3 R (0 ER), 3 BB, 3 K, Loss (2-2). W-K: Hunter Baab 7 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 BB, 10 K, Win. Falcons-North got all their runs in the 6th inning) •FC/L 6, P-E-M 16; 5 innings (FC/L: Ryan Baker 1-3, 2 RBI; Zach Olstad 2-3, R. P-E-M: B. Rahman 2-4, 5 RBI; S. Ruth 3-4, 2B, 4 RBI, 2 R. PEM led 6-0 after two. Game was 6-5 after three. Make-up game) •GMLOK 5, St. Charles 9 (GMLOK: Sam Eberle 2-3, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R, SB. A 5-run Saint 3rd

inning was pivotal) •Houston 12, M-C 8 (M-C: Noah Manning 3-5, 3 R; Jacoby Bigalk 1-4, 3 RBI. A 7-run ‘Cane 2nd was pivotal) 04-24 •GMLOK 2, D-E 10 (GMLOK: Jacob Rindels 1-2, RBI, BB; Eagles scored 7 runs in first two innings) 04-26 •Lyle/Pacelli 4, M-C 5 (M-C: Keyser Wenthold 3-4; J. Bigalk 7 IP, 4 R, 9 H, 2 BB, 7 K, Win. Cougars jumped out 5-1 after two, held despite a 3-run Athletic 5th and committing 5-errors. Coug’s are 2-6 in league/overall) •St. Charles 7, R-P 8 (R-P: Ethan Wilkemeyer 3-4, 2 RBI including go-ahead hit/RBI in 5th/pitching Win; Zach Ansell 3-4, RBI, SB. SC: Alvaro Lange 1-4, HR, 2 RBI. SC led 6-1 after four. R-P had 7-run 5th inning) •L-A 9, FC/L 5 (FC/L: Tyler Eickhoff 1-4, 2 RBI, R; Clay Olson 1-2, 2 R. FC/L is 2-6 in league/ overall) 04-27 •D-E 4, GMLOK 2 (GMLOK: Lucas Roe 1-2, SB, 2B, RBI, R. Bulldogs remain winless at 0-10) •P-E-M 13, R-P 0; 5 innings (R-P: Dalton Bellock 2-3. PEM: Jack Ihrke 4-5, 3 RBI. Trojans are 3-5/3-5) Softball 04-23 •D-E 0, Chatfield 10, 5 innings (C: MaKenzie Miller 3-3, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI; Kirsten Keefe 3-3, 2B, RBI, R; Sidney Irish 2-3, 2 2B, 2 R; Tori Woltz 2B, 2 RBI; Katie Jech 5 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 5 K, Win (4-0)) •Houston 30, M-C 1 (M-C: Lydia Geving 2-2, 2B; Chelcie Busch 2-3. ‘Canes had 18-run 1st and 10-run 2nd) •SC 7, GMLOK 4 (GMLOK: Brittany Erding 3-4, 2 RBI; Stephanie Russell 2B, 2 RBI, R. Game tied 4-4 thru five) 04-26 •Chatfield 19, PEM 3; 5 innings (C: Ashley Wolter 1-3, HR (1), 3 RBI; T. Woltz 2-3, 3 R; Grace Sagdalen 5 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 2 BB, 9 K, Win (2-2). Gophers had 9 hits, Bulldogs 10 errors, Gophers a 10-run 4th. Chatfield is 5-1, 6-2 overall. They lead the 3-Rivers South (over 3-1 Southland). Five of six ‘W’s’ have been in 5 innings) •FC/L 0, L-A 10; 6 innings (FC: Jordan O’Connor 2-3, SB. L-A: Natalie Kalmes 2-4, HR; Brooke Schilling 3-4/6 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 1 BB, 9 K, Win. Cards lead 3-Rivers North at 7-1/9-2. They’ve scored 85 runs over last 6 games) •SC 4, R-P 5; 8 innings (R-P: Kendra Crawford 3-4, 2B, 2 R. Saints had runner doubled off 3rd in 7th with no outs. Trojans are 2-2/3-4) 04-27 •M-C 0, FC/L 14; 5 innings (FC/L: J. O’Connor 4-4, HR (1), 3 RBI, 3 R; Alex Peterson 3-4, 3 R; M. Malley 4 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 10 K, Win (3-3). M-C: Abby Hanson 2-3. FC/L is 1-2/4-4. M-C is 1-2/1-6) •PEM 4, GMLOK 10 (GMLOK: Haley Colton 1-2, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R; S. Russell 1-2, 2B,

RBI, R/6 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 4 BB, 7 K, Win; Emily Schlitter 1-3, 2 R, RBI. Bulldog ‘O’ had 4 hits and 9 walks. GMLOK is 2-5/2-6) Golf 04-23 •(B) Chatfield 240, Kingsland 190 (Spencer Klevan/Nick Niemeyer (K) 46’s, Josh Thompson (K) 47, Lucas Kappers (C) 47. (G) Chatfield 276, Kingsland 265 (Karli Bly (K) 53, Mary Simpson (C) 55, Lizzy Tart (K) 60, Morgan Henry (C) 65. At Par-36 Root River CC) •(G) FC 208, Crestwood 204, Waukon 209 (Keeley Todd (FC) 48, Olivia Kriener/Savannah Lentz (C) 50’s, Amber Rissman (W) 50, Nicole Pelling (W) 51, Jessie Tammel/Sam Trende (FC) 52’s. At Par36 Cresco GC) 04-24 •(G) Lake City Invitational (Team: Woodbury 362, Lanesboro 368, Z-M 369, East Ridge (Woodbury) 372, Lake City 377, Lake City JV 398, Mounds View Academy 401, Rochester-Century 483. Individual: Katie Moore (W) 78, Molly Lawler (Z-M) 84, & Molly Richardson (ER) 85 went 1-2-3. Burros Paige Hungerholt and Bryn Harmon (89’s) finished 5-6 (via tiebreaker). Kiah Halvorson (92) finished 10th (tiebreaker). At Par72 Lake City GC). 04-26 •(B) C-SG 175, Chatfield 222 (Sean Connor (C-SG) 41, Derek Johnson/Devin Schiltz (C-SG) 44’s, Joey Ehlers (C-SG) 46, L. Kappers (C) 46. (G) Chatfield 237, C-SG 196 (Katie McCarthy/ Jen Ely (C-SG) 48’s, Katie Meyer (C-SG) 49, Paige Langen (C-SG) 51, Morgan Henry (C) 54. At Par35/34 Chosen Valley GC) •(B) Lanesboro 180, L/P 183 (Braden Hanson (L) 40, Cory Strom (L) 41, Spencer Holtorf (L/P) 42) (G) Lanesboro 189, L/P 255 (Johanna Bearson (L) 45, P. Hungerholt/B. Harmon (L) 46’s. At Par-37/36 River Oaks GC) •(B) Kingsland 204, R-P 178 (Charlie Krambeer (R-P) 42, S. Klevan (K) 42, Zach Boehmke (R-P) 43. At Par-36 Ferndale CC) •(B) FC 169, Southland 211 (FC: Matt Guttormson 41, Andy Todd 42, Ryan Mayer/Mitch Johnson 43’s. (G) FC 212, Southland 254 (FC: J. Tammel 48, S. Trende 52, K. Todd 53. At Par-36 Cedar River GC) 04-27 •(B) Houston 187, Lanesboro 179 (B. Hanson/Liam Dorn (L) 42’s, Sam Ross (H) 43. (G) Houston 304, Lanesboro 184 (L: B. Harmon 43, P. Hungerholt 44, J.

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Bearson 47, K. Halvorson 50. At Par-35 Lanesboro GC) •(B) FC 174, C-SG 174 (D. Schiltz (C-SG) 37, J. Ehlers (C-SG) 41, M. Johnson (FC) 42, 3 FC’s/1 C-SG’s at 44. At Par-36 Ma-CalGrove CC) (G) C-SG 201, FC 215 (P. Langen (C-SG) 45, K. McCarthy (C-SG) 46, K. Meyer (C-SG) 50, K. Todd (FC) 51. At Par-36 Harmony GC) •(B) Kingsland 192, L-A 177. (G) Kingsland (Inc) 220, L-A 181. Track and Field 04-24 •Verne Herman (PEM) Invitational (Boys Team: P-E-M 230, Stewartville 116, Winona-Cotter 107, D-E/SC 60, L/FC 38, L-A 24, Kingsland 8, Schaeffer Academy 2. Girls Team: P-E-M 217, D-E/SC 158, Stewartville 72, W-C 56, S.A. 32. L-A 30, Kingsland 21) -Top L/FC’er’s: Erik Peterson (1st 800), Mac Stone (3rd Discus). -Top Knights: (B) Jordan Meskill (3rd 400). (G) Marissa Bornholdt (2nd 200, 4th 100, 5th Pole Vault). 04-26 •Tiger Relays (Stewartville) (Boys Team: Stewie 114, K-M 73, Z-M 70, D-E/SC 67, Chatfield 58. Girls Team: D-E/SC 96, K-M 90, Austin 76, Stewie 56, Chatfield 36, Z-M 20. * Field/hurdle events required three participants per team to score. Gophers did not fill out this criterion most of the time. - Top Gophers: (B) Jayme LaPlante (1st Discus, 2nd Shot Put), Alex Paulson (1st 1600), Nick Haffner (2nd 110 and 300-hurdles), the 4x100 (Jeremy Benike/Dakota Martin/Tyler Grover/Jayme LaPlante) & 4x400 (of 4) teams took 2nd. (G) Kyndra Neis (1st Shot Put, Discus), the 4x100 (Ashley Baker/Erin Kammer/Autum Erickson/Maddy Kammer) and 4x200 teams (A. Baker/Mariah Bell/A. Erickson/M. Kammer) took 1st, the 4x400 team (Haley Woltz/ Kayla Woltz/Hannah Friedrich/ Elizabeth Walsh) took 2nd. (B & G) the 4x1600 team (Karen Gomez/K. Woltz/A. Paulson/Justin Friedrich) took 1st. 04-27 La Crescent Invite (Not team scored. Team involved: La Crescent, C-SG, Onalaska, Sparta, Winona, La Crosse-Aquinas & Holmen) -Top R-P/H’er’s: (B) Dalton Mensink (2nd 300-hurdles), Hans Lundberg (2nd Discus), Jordan Agrimson (3rd Pole Vault). (G) Anna Ross (3rd 200, 5th 100), Adria Timm (3rd Discus, 5th Shot Put).



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National Bike Month promotes health in children in Harmony and Preston The Harmony Area Chamber of Commerce and Preston Tourism are proud announce the “Harmony-Preston Biking Passport” for all children and youth up to age 18. To celebrate National Bike Month in May and to encourage local children and youth to use our beautiful trails, the Harmony Area Chamber of Commerce and Preston Tourism have teamed up to create this passport which will be available

to all at the Harmony Visitor Center or Trail Head Inn in Preston. Every time a child rides on the trail in Harmony or Preston, they will receive a stamp. After eight times on the trail in May and June, the riders will be entered into a drawing for prizes. At the end there will be a bike parade for the little riders and a best decorated helmet competition. The “HarmonyPreston Biking Passport” is to

promote healthy living and showcase our beautiful trail system to our local children and youth. The event will kick off May 5 at the Trail Head Park in Harmony at 10 am with a prize drawing for all the children/ youth that start the first day. Bring the kids out to ride the trail The and don’t forget to wear yourMinnesota helmet!

Fillmore Central band students audition for All-State bands On March 17, 2012, fourteen of Fillmore Central’s best high school musicians traveled to Century High School in Rochester, MN, to audition for the 2012-13 All-State Bands. These students prepared a rigorous audition consisting of scales, college-level etudes, and sight-reading over the course of four months. Students auditioning were Gwen Petrillo, flute; Matt Guttormson, Nick Ebner, and Taylor Case, alto sax; Danielle Zinsmaster, tenor sax; Kerri Dornink and Janelle Christensen, trumpet; Jesse Nelson and Will McKernan, trombone; Mike Walsh, Collin

Bennett, and Logan Masters, tuba; and Nicholas Powell and Sarah Reicks, percussion. Of these students, two were selected to participate in the 2012-13 MMEA All-State Concert Band. They are Gwen Petrillo, daughter of Gerri Black, and Nicholas Powell, son of Lane and Jessica Powell. These two students will participate in a week-long summer camp at UM Duluth in early August and perform a Finale Concert at the MMEA MidWinter Convention in Februrary. Congratulations to Gwen, Nick, and all who auditioned!

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to get these separated. Rhonda needs to send out a letter to Loren Ronken regarding his shut-off located under the tree Rhonda needs to send out a letter to Brian Miner about getting water out of the hole around tanks Council Member King is stepping down from Council—would council like to seek applicants or appoint someone? Motion by Start, and seconded by Kunert and unanimously carried to have Pat Nesler take this position, since he is present and interested. Ordinance for external solid fuel fired heating devices ordinance—Motion by Start, and sec-

onded by King and unanimously carried to adopt this ordinance. Alley between bars and PrarieView, rock?—Dan O’Connell was present and will take care of this while doing his other business in town. Do we want to add a third person for the safety deposit box? Motion by Kunert, and seconded by Start and unanimously carried to add Vernon Thompson (Mayor pro-tem) as the third person for the safety deposit box. Resolution re-establishing Precincts and Polling Places— Motion by Kunert, and seconded by Thompson and unanimously carried to adopt the resolution reestablishing Precincts and Polling Places. Pam Kunz was present to talk about City Wide Rummage Featu ri Mrs. ng Forme Minn r eso Leish a Gu ta st

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Sales—These sales will be held on May 11 & 12 from 8 a.m. to ? This way the City wide clean-up is scheduled for May 19 and anyone could get rid of things that didn’t sell, if they would like! Other: If you noticed the teal ribbons around town, they are for sexual assault awareness month Notice has been posted that on Monday, April 23, 2012, through Thursday April 26, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. has been fixed as the dates and times for the meeting of the Board of Appeal & Equalization in Ostrander 2012 assessment year. This meeting shall be held in the Fillmore County Assessor’s Office. Jimmie will be gone from September 9th to the 14th and return on the 15th. The Consumer Confidence Report is available upon request at City Hall. Motion by Thompson, seconded by King and unanimously carried to adjourn the meeting at 8:00 p.m. Next meeting is scheduled for May 1st, at 6 p.m. Rhonda Klapperich Linda Schwenn City Clerk/Treasurer Mayor

Preston Servicemens Club Friday, May 18, 2012 8:30pm-12:30am • Cost: $10 Food Served by Fillmore County Relay For Life and Chic’s Pizza Place and Restaurant

The City of Wykoff received $500,000 of Small Cities Block Grant funds to upgrade their Wastewater Treatment Plant. The City of Wykoff is a “Fair Housing City” and an “Equal Opportunity Employer,” and shall comply with Section 3 of the Housing Act of 1968. Anyone with questions about fair housing, please contact the grant administrator, Michelle Vrieze at 507-259-2225.

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Whalan Stand Still Parade On Saturday, May 19, at 11:00 the Whalan Stand Still Parade is on the move again. Meet Vincent, the Gypsy horse, bred to pull the colorful, historic Gypsy vardos (wagons). He is handsome, strong and gentle and will bring along some folks to tell you about himself, his origins and travels. This year Whalan pays special tribute to the American Farmer. Perhaps you are one, know one, or would like to meet one. At 10:55, emcee Phil Dying will introduce Arden Pederson, Grand Marshal, and long-time local farmer. At

11:00 the Parade commences and stands still until 12:00 noon. As always, interesting old tractors will be in the Stand Still Parade as well as antique cars and numerous other entries for you, the moving part of the parade, to investigate. At 12:00 noon the “Solid Gold” band returns to the Whalan stage. If you were here last year you will surely want to hear them again. Enjoy classic rock, emphasizing the ‘60s. At 1:30, while you may be eating any number of delicious foods sponsored by The Whalan Lutheran Church, the contestants

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for the pie-eating contest will be eating pie from Whalan’s Aroma Pie Shop. At 2:00 “The Has Beens” take the stage until 4:00 for two more hours of great music, mostly blues and rock. The band of five is made up of two fathers, their two sons and Terry McKinley from “Solid Gold” on drums. For the kids, there are free rides on the “ Little Blue Choo,” sponsored by Ace Communications and Tri County Electric. Seek out the petting zoo, children’s games with prizes, balloons, and bed races. The kids can spin the wheel of bicycle safety to test their knowledge of bicycle safety and

win prizes for correct answers. Check the schedule when you arrive. Jill and Deane Johnson, authors of “Little Minnesota” will be on hand for book signing and conversation. Whalan is featured in this nostalgic look at 100 small Minnesota towns. Many arts and crafts demonstrations will be in town along the bicycle trail. Other things to see in Whalan include Mike Gabrich with his 1855 Hi-Wheeler, Ernie’s restored 1917 Gas Station, and Stan’s Still making moonshine. Robin’s Upholstery and Antiques in Whalan will provide vintage clothing to wear for the

“Stand Still in Time for the Photographer.” Look for Robin’s shop in the old bank building, between the old post office and the pie shop to find this fun opportunity for the whole family. Bring your appetite to town for Lefse, Rommegrot, Egg McWhalans, brats, hot dogs, rhubarb/apple and other desserts, popcorn, coffee, pop, and water. The proceeds are shared by the Whalan Lutheran Church and the Village Hall Restoration Project. On Sunday, May 20, at 10:30 a.m. Whalan Lutheran Church invites the public for an outdoor church service in the gazebo.

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Featuring work by 15 Minnesota artists. Sponsored by Commonweal Theatre Company, and supported by the Minnesota State Arts Board. Exhibit runs through May 28, 10 am - 5 pm

‘Over the Back Fence’ Community Variety Show St. Mane Theater Fri, May 11, 7:30 pm

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May is Youth Beef Show to be held in Preston By Jade Sexton From June 8-10, many people are going to gather at the Fillmore County Fairgrounds in Preston for the Youth Beef Show. Young people up to the age of 21 will be there to show their beef cattle and be part of a judging competition. According to organizer Paul Bartsh, the show has been held in Rochester in recent years. This is the first time it will be in Preston. “The people doing it the last few years wanted to get away from it and do something different,” said Bartsh. It somehow landed with Bartsh, who has been raising purebred Limousin cattle in Rushford with his parents for ten years.

Bartsh said the show consists of all breeds of cattle, and they are shown by age. There is a Skill-a-thon, and a judging contest. The youth are usually also involved in 4-H and FFA, and they come in all different ages. “I have seen kids as young as four or five showing cattle before,” shared Bartsh. Youth from Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin are all welcome to join the show and get some practice. Awards and prizes will be given for the contests. Bartsh said they had 170 head of cattle last year. “We are hoping to get there,” he said. “We’re not sure what the numbers are going to be this year.” The youth will be judging


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the cattle in many categories, and is very good practice. They can bring as many head of cattle as they want, and cattle will also be brought in from all over the tri-state area. Bartsh said the judge will be Shane Lindsey from Prairie City, Iowa. “The University of Minnesota is bringing their cattle show on Sunday,” he added. “There will be two shows in one weekend.” Bartsh describes the show as a learning experience for the kids. “It will be good practice for the kids,” he said. “It keeps them busy. It helps them get ready for the State Fair and county 4-H projects.” There are many sponsors that make a show like this possible. Bartsh said AgStar is a big sponsor and supporter. “We are also trying to bring business to the community of Preston,” he explained. “We are using the IGA for food, and Oak Meadow Meats. Local businesses have been a huge support to us.” Bartsh is hoping to make this show an annual event. “It will be a good time,” he said. “It’s good to get the kids out to meet people. I have been showing for many years, and it’s all about meeting the people.” More information and entry forms can be found at www.

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May is What does it take to earn a living on the farm? Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties Each year when the adult farm management data becomes available, Gary A. Hachfeld, Extension Educator for Ag Business Management, University of Minnesota Extension, updates the statistics. It is designed Jerrold Tesmer to let nonfarm (and some farm) folks know what amount of land or the number of head of livestock it takes to earn a living from the farm. There are some surprising numbers in the document. Agriculture is an integral part of Minnesota’s economy. Collectively the production, processing, marketing, and distribution of agricultural products accounts for approximately $16 billion dollars of state revenue. Minnesota is the seventh largest

agricultural producer overall in the US. Over 40,000 jobs are directly or indirectly associated with agriculture in Minnesota. Surprisingly, only 19 percent of all agricultural employment is at the farm or production level. All other agricultural employment is in processing, marketing, ag services whole sale and retail trade. As input costs increase and commodity prices farmers receive fluctuate, profit margins change over time. As these changes occur, farmers have had to change their businesses. Some farmers have gone out of business. Some are farming parttime and work off the farm to supplement their income. Others have gone to alternative farming methods in order to remain in farming. Yet others still farm full-time and they have increased the size of their farms or looked to alternative enterprises in order to remain profitable. Whether we agree or disagree with these changes, the changes are a function of the changing agricultural industry.

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The following data is presented not to justify or support the changes in agriculture. Rather, it is put forth as one approach to quantifying and explaining what is happening. The numbers presented are real numbers from several hundred real farm families throughout the southern one-third of Minnesota. These families have kept records on their farm business as well as their household and personal expenses. As you study the data, it becomes clear that agriculture is changing. Appearing in the data are more negative returns for enterprises reflecting very slim or negative profits. Note: The data listed is an average of all the farm families reporting. Keep in mind that there are farm families performing above as well as below the numbers shown here. In 2011, a total of 343 of the 1,207 farm families from the MnSCU South Central/Minnesota West/Riverland Adult Farm Business Management Program kept household and personal expense records. Their average household and personal expense for the year was $96,315 with an average family size of 3.0 persons. This MnSCU Adult Farm Business Management Program data includes farm business numbers from farm families in 36 southern Minnesota counties. Calculations include actual numbers reported by farm families. The chart below illustrates how many acres of crop or number of livestock units needed to earn the 2011 average family living amount of $96,315. The calculations are based upon five year average net return values for the crop and livestock enterprises listed. The net return values are dollars remaining after all farm expenses are paid, excluding a charge for labor and management. The numbers are an average of all farm records included in the MnSCU South Central/ Minnesota West Adult Farm Business Management Program for the 2007-11 years. Also, there are three assumptions relat-

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family living cost of $96,315, a farmer would have to have approximately 292 acres of corn and 292 acres of soybeans or a total of 584 acres to earn the family living amount. •Alfalfa Hay/Acre $ 224.41: 429 Acres •Farrow to Finish Hogs/Head -$ 1.54: ? ? ? Head •Hogs, Weaning to Finish/Head -$ 7.82: ? ? ? Head •Finish Feeder Pigs/Head -$ .34: ? ? ? Head •Contract Finish Hogs/Head $ 6.48: 14,863 Head •Beef Finish Calves/Head. $ 77.27: 1,246 Head Dairy Steer Finishing -$ 8.48 ? ? ? Head •Beef Cow-Calf/Cow -$ 15.68: ? ? ? Cows •Dairy Cows/Cow $ 375.24: 257 Cows If you would like the complete document please contact me at or call the Houston County Extension Office 507-725-5807 or the Fillmore County Extension Office 507-765-3896.




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David and Shawn Bergey of Harmony, Minn. placed third in the state in the AA Non-Irrigated Class of the 2011 Corn Yield Contest sponsored by the National Corn Growers Association. Shawn Bergey, left, accepted a trophy from Don Glenn during the annual Commodity Classic in Nashville, Tenn. Glenn, a corn grower from Hillsboro, Ark., is vice chairman of the NCGA Production and Stewardship Action Team. Photo submitted

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Minnesota Foundation for Responsible Animal Care is inviting college students with an interest in serving as spokespersons for animal agriculture to apply for the position of Minnesota State Fair 4-H Animal Science Peer Mentor. Six positions are available. Persons in these positions will serve as mentors to selected 4-H State Fair livestock exhibitors in all species (beef, dairy, sheep, swine, goats, poultry and rabbits) to encourage, model and role-play positive interactions with State Fair visitors to livestock displays. MnFRAC is seeking college students age 18 or over

with an interest and/or experience in 4-H and livestock exhibits. Other qualifications are communication, teaching and coaching skills, ability to work with variety of adults and youth, expertise in production, processing and promotion of one or more animal species and experience as a livestock exhibitor and industry spokesperson. A copy of the job description may be found on the MnFRAC website, The program will include a one-day orientation/training led by MnFRAC, 4-H and Midwest Dairy staff, written materials for review and coaching and daily support by MnFRAC staff

during the State Fair. Applicants must be available the five days of the 4-H Livestock Weekend, August 22-26. A $300 stipend per person, fair entry tickets and 4-H meal tickets will be provided. To apply applicants must submit a resume, transcript and statement describing why they are interested in this position and the industry knowledge, communication and leadership skills that they bring to the position. Application deadline is July 1. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Send completed materials to: Juanita Reed-Boniface, Project Manager, JRB Associates, Inc., 2462 Lake George Dr. N.W. Cedar, MN 55011. For more information, contact For more information on MnFRAC, see

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Willie’s Beef Producers Feed the World

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3 mi. East Hwy. 16 Spring Valley, MN 55975 507-346-2433 We Salute the area Beef Producers

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Next time you fire up the grill this summer, remember the hard-working cattle industry. We have protected and supported these area farmers for years and will be here for years to come.

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Tractor Safety continues Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties Despite the rumors about the Department of Labor re-writing the regulations for youth working on farms, they are not yet in affect. Jerrold Tesmer We plan to continue the tractor training for youth eligible to work on farms

until new regulations tell us otherwise! While in Washington DC last week, I talked with both Senator Franken and Representative Tim Walz’s office about concerns related to the proposed new regulations. We’ll just have to wait and see the; who, what, when, where, of any new Department of Labor regulations. We’ll than make changes as necessary. The twenty-third joint annual youth tractor safety training is being planned for Monday, June 4 through Thursday, June 7. The training sessions begin at 8:30

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a.m. and will end at 2:30 p.m. each day. Colby Lind, RushfordPeterson Ag Instructor has offered to host the training at R-P High School, Rushford. Instructors include Ag teachers: Tim Willette, Lanesboro High School; Dennis Rud, Mabel-Canton High School; Brad Harguth, Caledonia High School; Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator Fillmore/Houston Counties; and others may be joining us. Classroom instruction, videos, safety demonstrations, and actual tractor driving are key parts of the course. Students must be at least 12. There is a $10.00 charge to cover the cost of the certificate and materials. Students are asked to bring a sack lunch. Beverages are provided at a nominal cost. If you have any questions, please contact one of the Ag Instructors or the Extension Office. To enroll a student, contact the Fillmore County Extension Office at 507765-3896. Although this is not a competition, many of the youngest students become very discouraged when they are unable to do the same things as those students only a year or two older are able to do very well. Parents need to give considerable thought to whether or not their child is ready to operate a tractor! Youth ages 14 and 15 employed on a farm need a Tractor Safety Training Course, and have a “Certificate of Training” in accordance with the Child-Labor Requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Minors under age 16 working for their parents are exempt from this law. However, if your son/daughter age 12 and up, operate tractors or other equipment on your farm, we encourage them to participate in the tractor safety training. Please register by Monday, May 21.

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FFA Chapters honored for Agricultural Literacy at State FFA Convention Nineteen FFA chapters from across the state were recognized at the first general session of the 83rd Minnesota FFA Convention at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities for their efforts to increase agricultural literacy in their communities. FFA Chapters recognized were: Climax, Fulda, GFW-Pioneer Express, Herman Norcross, Le Center Red Wing, Redwood Valley, Spring Valley Wykoff, Sprinfield, Cedar Mountain, Chaska, Foley, Forest Lake, New London Spicer, Norman County West, Sauk Raped Rice, Hutchinson, Morris and Sleepy Eye. Top chapter will be announced at the fourth general session on Tuesday. Redwood Valley was awarded the most unique activity

and Forest Lake was recognized for reaching the most people. The 2011-2012 Minnesota FFA State Officer team challenged chapters throughout the year to conduct agricultural literacy programs. Chapters were encouraged to log their hours and activities to participate in the competition against other chapters throughout the state. The 83rd Minnesota FFA Convention was held April 22-24 in St. Paul and drew 3,000-plus FFA members, advisors and guests from across the state. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Visit for more information.

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File before June 5 to run for SWCD supervisor water quality, soil erosion, feedlots, grazing management and nutrient management,” noted Donna Rasmussen, District Administrator with the Fillmore SWCD. “Serving as a supervisor is a terrific opportunity for people who want a voice in how we manage our environment,” she said. SWCDs are special purpose units of government that manage and

direct conservation programs, such as the state Cost-Share Program and the Local Water Management Plan. An elected Board of Supervisors governs each of Minnesota’s 90 SWCDs. This year, the Fillmore SWCD has three Supervisor positions up for election. SWCD candidates appear on the ballot for the general election which will take

UMN designs promote Preston’s National Trout Center

“The designs were key in securing the Senators’ interest in this project,” said Joe Hoffman, Preston City Administrator. “I have no doubt that the visuals played a critical role. Their eyes lit up when we brought out the boards.” “We were delighted that the University of Minnesota could turn this around so quickly,” added Dr. Spangler. The Southeast Regional Partnership, also known as the Experiment in Rural Cooperation, is led by a Citizen/University board that links University of Minnesota resources with community-identified projects in local foods, sustainable agriculture, natural resources, rural community development, renewable energy, and tourism. www. The Center for Rural Design (CRD) is an award winning, multidisciplinary research studio that empowers communities to find innovative solutions to problems in rural areas in Minnesota, the Midwest, and globally.

Individuals concerned about water quality and soil erosion in Fillmore County should consider filing by June 5 to run for the position of Supervisor of the Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD). “Supervisors play an important role in how our community deals with a wide variety of resource management issues, including wetlands,

Preliminary architectural designs of a proposed permanent home for the National Trout Center in Preston were presented to legislators last month and earned inclusion in the Senate’s current bonding bill for $1M. The designs were made possible through collaboration with the University of Minnesota Southeast Regional Partnership, which connected the UMN Center for Rural Design to the project and provided a grant to cover costs for its professional design work. The National Trout Center (NTC), created in 2009 in Preston - “The Trout Capital of Minnesota” - has operated an environmental learning center for the past two years from a temporary address in downtown Preston. The NTC’s mission is to “conserve our natural and cultural heritage of trout and their cold water environments by engaging the public through educa-

tion, practice and awareness.” The architectural renderings of the proposed NTC building, exhibit areas, classrooms, flowingstream aquarium, community center, landscape and other special features, will be valuable in presentations to prospective philanthropic contributors and for a future capital campaign. The proposed site is on the Root River flowing through Preston. NTC Board Chair, Dr. George Spangler, UMN Professor Emeritus, Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, explained, “When we presented to the Senate Capital Investment Committee, we emphasized the economic value of cold water fisheries to the region: $1.1 B per year to local communities in the fourstate driftless area. This represents a 25-to-1 return on every dollar spent on stream restoration.”

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The FCJ reaches over 12,000 household each week. place November 6, 2012.Candidates are elected county wide, but must reside in one of the nomination district up for election. These include District 3 which includes Fillmore, Bloomfield, Forestville, Beaver and York Townships plus the City of Spring Valley, District 4 which includes Pilot Mound, Fountain, Carrolton (excluding Lanesboro), Carimona, Preston and Bristol Townships, and District 5 which includes Amherst, Preble, Harmony, Canton and Newburg Townships. SWCD Supervisors serve four year terms. Supervisors meet monthly to discuss the business of the SWCD,

including state grant allocations to landowners, district conservation priorities, coordination with other local units of government and state agencies, and legislative priorities. Supervisors do not receive a salary, although they do receive compensation for attending meetings and are reimbursed for expenses. Those interested in running for Supervisor should file at the County Auditor’s office from May 22 through June 5, 2012. Additional information about the SWCD can be obtained by visiting their web site at or calling the office at (507) 765-3878 ext. 3.

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St. Paul Lutheran School in Chatfield 7th Annual fundraiser at Hillside Nursery. 3-8pm. Call 867-3583 or more information. Knit it Together, 3:30-4:30pm, Preston Public Library. Knitting for all levels. For fundraiser info, call 507-867-3583.*

Free Senior Coffee, 9am, Heritage Grove, Harmony.* Fillmore County Public Health Blood Pressure Clinic, 9:30-10:30am, City Hall, Wykoff. Storyhour, Harmony Public Library, 225 3rd Ave. SW, 11:00 – 11:45, Preschool ages, No School No Storyhour.*

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

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9 Spring Valley Area Foodshelf, 2-5pm. 1300 West Tracy Rd. Spring Valley.* VFW and Ladies Auxiliary meeting: 7pm, Spring Valley VFW Hall.

Canton Senior Citizens meet at 1pm for cards and visiting, Canton Community Center.* Houston Nature Center: Speaker for Natural Living Group on Square Foot Gardening. 6pm. Contact Tricia 8964752. Preston AA Group, 7:30pm, United Methodist Church, Preston. For more info, call 507-951-6029.*

The Gift of Life Transplant House in Rochester. Lanesboro AA Group, 8:00pm, Bethlehem Lutheran Church. For more info, call 507-251-1771 or 765-2518.*

TOPS (take off pounds sensibly) Meeting, Spring Valley Care Center Activity Room. Weigh-in from 5:456 p.m. Meeting from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Questions contact Judy at 507-346-2469.*

SUNDAY, MAY 13 NA Meeting, 7:00pm, United Methodist Church, downstairs, Preston. Call Jay for info 507-765-4979. * Fountain AA Group closed meeting, 7:30pm. Fountain Lutheran Church, south Main St. and Highway 52.*

MONDAY, MAY 14 Community Coffee, 9am, Park Lane Estates, Preston.*

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FRIDAY, MAY 11 Spring Valley Area Foodshelf, Senior Citizens Day, 9am-10am. 1300 West Tracy Rd. Spring Valley, MN.* Chatfield NA meeting, 7:30pm, Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 206 Fillmore St. Chatfield.*

SATURDAY, MAY 12 Lanesboro Farmer’s Market- 9am-12pm, Sylvan Park. Mother and Daughter Brunch: Mary Circle of Christ Lutheran Church in Preston, 10:30 a.m. Proceeds will go to

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BILL’S GUN SHOP. Hours 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm M-F, Sat 8am to 8pm. Sunday by appt. We buy, sell, trade & repair. 1-1/4 miles south of Carimona, 19708 Kava Rd, Preston. 507-765-2762. s9/29eow- o

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

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

WINDOWS $250 DH Style. Installation included. Energy star qualified. Order 4. Customer pays recycling. Government financing available. BBB accredited contractor. Visit www.greensourcewindows. com or call 888/690-9892 MCAN

GJERE CONSTRUCTION, Mabel, MN. Best black dirt in town. Sand fill and sewer sand. 507-493-5864 or 507-450-7620. s4/16-6/4- o

MANTIS Deluxe Tiller. New! FastStart engine. Ships free. One-Year Money-Back Guarantee when you buy direct. Call for the DVD and free good soil book! 866/6826855 MCAN

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FOR SALE: Classic antique cast iron radiators from the original Park Hotel in Preston, MN. Many sizes and colors. Excellent condition. Would be perfect for restoration of an older home. Priced from $200 to $500 depending on which size. Call Jason at 507251-5297. s6tfn- x

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

FOR SALE: High back wall-mount white porcelain bathroom sinks from original Park Hotel in Preston, MN. Excellent condition. Perfect for restoration of older home. Priced at $150 per sink. Call Jason at 507-251-5297. s6tfn- x

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

Pianos, Digital Pianos, Church Organs - New, Used, Sales & Service - Call DEWEY KRUGER MUSIC, Northwood, Iowa, 800-933-5830, deweykrugermusic. com s23,30,7- x YOUNG WHITE Pekin Ducks, 5 months old, just starting to lay, $15 a pair, also Americana roosters for free. 507-923-0968. s7,14- x

FREE wood for cutting some trees. 507467-2695. s7- o FOR SALE: 18 Trusser 46’ long. $950 or make an offer. s7- x

LOST/FOUND TAKEN/LOST APRIL 27TH. Charlie, 15-20 lb, 6 month old pup. White/black face mask, tan markings over eyes/cheeks, couple black spots on back, lab cross. Call 563-379-5158 with any info. f7- x

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ON THE CRUNCHY SIDE - in Harmony is hiring a permanent part-time bartender. Thur-Sun, 20-25 hrs per week. Apply inperson Wed-Sun, ask for Lisa. h23,30,7- o

SPRING VALLEY SENIOR LIVING is looking for individuals for an on-call Cook position. Various shifts available, may include weekends. If interested please send application to Spring Valley Senior Living, Attn: Human Resources, 800 Memorial Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975, or e-mail for additional information. EOE. h30,7- o

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PRESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY is seeking applicants for the part-time position of Library Assistant - Programming. Responsible for activities and programming geared towards children of all ages, adult programming, circulation service and other library operations as needed. Must be able to attend SELCO meeting and training in Rochester. This is a part-time (18-20 hours per week) position and will include evenings and Saturdays, $9.45/hr. Minimum qualifications: High School graduate or equivalent. Excellent customer service, computer skills and a genuine respect for children are essential. Experience working in a public library and with children is helpful. Pick up application and job description at Preston Public Library or Preston City Offices. For more information contact the library at 507-765-4511. Description may be viewed online at or via email Send resume and application to the library at PO Box 439, Preston, MN 55965. Applications due by Tuesday, May 11, 2012. h30,7- o

ON THE CRUNCHY SIDE - in Harmony is hiring kitchen staff/cooks. Part to fulltime positions available, Thurs-Sun, morning, afternoon & evening shifts available. Apply in person Wed-Sun, ask for Lisa. h23,30,7- o

Fillmore Central Community Education is seeking a part-time Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) Parent Educator (6-10 hours/week/session). Applicants must hold a current Minnesota Parent Education, Family Education or Early Childhood License. Duties Include: • Prepare and conduct 2-3 classes/week. • Facilitate parent and child group activities. • Maintain records and participate in staff meetings. Interested applicants submit a letter of application, resume and 3 reference letters to: Holly Kanengieter, Fillmore Central Community Education, P.O. Box 50, Preston, MN 55965. Position open until filled.

Croell Redi-Mix

Redi-Mix dRiveR RushfoRd/PReston aRea We are looking for redi-mix drivers in the Rushford/Preston area. CDL required, as well as experience in the redi-mix industry. We offer a competitive wage. Benefits include 401(k), flex spending accounts, health, dental, vision, life, and Aflac Insurance. Vacation and personal pay as well as holiday pay. Pre-employment drug screen is required.

Contact: Regional Manager, Dan 641-229-6252 We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

RN’s & LPN’s

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


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

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

New Graduates Encouraged to Apply

$2,500 Sign-on Bonus Chosen Valley Care Center has a great opportunity for RN’s or LPN’s to join our exceptional health care team. Our employees work with a variety of complex clinical cares including wound care, wound VACs, tracheostomy care, PICC lines, enteral feedings and more. We offer our nurses 12 hour shifts and currently have full-time and part-time shifts available with excellent benefits offered. • Two Medical Plans offered through Blue Cross Blue Shield with 100% coverage on Preventative Care • HealthPartners Dental Plan • Life & Accidental Death & Disabilitiy • Generous, Flexible PTO • Tuition Reimbursement • Supplemental insurance benefits through AFLAC Please send an applications or resume to Attn: Director of Nursing, Chosen Valley Care Center, 1102 Liberty Street SE, Chatfield, MN 55923 or email: (EOE/AA)

Chosen Valley Care Center, InC. A Senior Living Community


Strongwell & Express Employment Professionals Invites you to our JOB FAIR Tuesday, May 8th 2 pm to 4 pm If you have the following qualifications we’d like to talk to you! • 6 months recent, positive work history • Manufacturing and/or construction experience • Ability to lift 50 lbs, walk and stand, on a repetitive basis Strongwell/Express Employment Professionals Offers: • Excellent starting wage • Long-term career opportunities • Vacation and Holiday pay • 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift opportunities

Strongwell (main lobby) 1610 Highway 52 South Chatfield, MN 55923

For more information contact:

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

Featherlite, Inc., manufacturer of custom order and standard model specialty trailers located in Cresco, IA is seeking motivated individuals to fill the following positions in our Interiors Facility: INTERIORS CRAFTSMEN Successful candidates should possess the ability to interpret print packets, bill of materials, verbal or written directions to determine required installation, be able to accurately measure and work within limits, utilize a variety of hand, power, air tools and a variety of saws to cut appropriate materials. Must possess advanced carpentry skills to complete complex installation of cabinets, floors, countertops, trim work and other component parts with careful attention to detail. Must be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure and be able to do simple fractional math. COMMERCIAL UPHOLSTERER Successful candidates should possess the ability to interpret print packets, bill of materials, verbal or written directions to determine required assembly of upholstery and leather products, able to apply common sense understanding to most complex sewing and upholstery processes and deal with problems involving variables in custom 2518 N. Broadway, Rochester, situations. Individual would be able toMN build 55906 and construct any type of upholstered 507-285-1616 or leather product with minimal supervision. Projects are non-standard and very Or online @: customized in nature. Must be able to add, subtract multiply and divide all units of measure. This position requires strong attention to detail. Experience with fabric layout, cutting, sewing and pattern making preferred. Wages are based upon experience. Featherlite offers a comprehensive benefits plan that includes medical, dental, vision, life, short and long term disability, fitness program, and 401(k) plans. If you would like to learn more about the opportunities currently available at Featherlite, please apply at our Cresco facility, 816 7th Street West, anytime between 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Featherlite, Inc. does require pre-employment drug screening. EOE M/F/V/D

GREEN GABLES INN is looking for someone to trim and do some yardwork once a week throughout spring, summer and fall. 507-467-2936. h30tfn- o STONE MILL HOTEL & SUITES in Lanesboro is looking to hire staff to fill a position two weekends a month. The position includes Guest Services, learning systems to take reservations for our partner businesses and a breakfast shift. Candidate must have good customer service skills. Please contact 507-467-8663 for more information or stop by the Mill to pick up an application. h7,14- o WE ARE LOOKING for efficient and responsible applicants for a housekeeping position. No experience required; we will train you. The hours vary based in business levels. The hours for the position are 10-40 per week and you would need to be available on weekends. Please come in to fill out an application at Country Lodge Inn, 525 Main Ave. N, Harmony, MN. h7,14- o FILLMORE COUNTY is seeking applications for a .8 FTE Public Health Nurse in the Community Services Department, Public Health Division. This is a regular, exempt position, eligible for benefits. Qualifications: Requires minimum of Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in nursing from a four-year college or university; two years public health experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Flexible scheduling and a wide variety of responsibilities. Minimum starting wage is $21.5080/hr. according to the 2012 non-union pay plan. Market adjustments to the starting wage possible depending on qualifications. Job description and application materials may be obtained from:; Fillmore County Coordinator’s Office, 101 Fillmore Street, P.O. Box 466, Preston, MN 55965; or by phone at (507) 765-4566. Current County application form REQUIRED. Resumes accepted but not in lieu of a completed application. County employees are eligible to apply for this position along with the public. Application deadline: Until filled. EOE. h30,7,14- o HELP WANTED in salesroom. Must be willing to work weekends and be able to lift 50 pounds. Apply in person at Preston Apple & Berry Farm. h30tfn- o REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTANT: Temporary position available July-October. Call Rushford Dental Clinic. 507-8647773. h30tfn- o NOW HIRING: Companies desperately need employees to assemble products at home. No selling, any hours. $500.00 weekly potential. Info. 1-985-646-1700 DEPT. MN-485. h7,14,21- x RIVERSIDE ON THE ROOT is seeking individuals to work with our team. We are hiring for a server and bartenders for the 2012 season. Mail resumes to Riverside on the Root, 38532 Dakota Road, Lanesboro, MN 55949, email or call for more information (507)467-3715. Great opportunity for summer time employment for high school and college students. h7,14o RESIDENT SUPPORT STAFF full-time and part-time positions available. Call 507765-3837 or stop in for an application, Traditions of Preston. h7- o EXPRESS EMPLOYMENT Professionals Job Fair. Halcon, 1811 2nd Ave NW, Stewartville, MN 55973. Wednesday, May 9th, 1pm-3pm. If you have the following qualifications, we’d like to talk to you!! Industrial: 6 months recent, positive work history; Manufacturing, construction, or farming background a plus. Clerical/ Administrative: Must have previous clerical/administrative experience; Excellent typing, MS Word, and MS Excel skills. Express Employment Professionals, 2360 N. Broadway, Rochester, MN 55906. 507285-1616 or 1-800-331-0853. h7- o

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Part-time position with full-time potential Office receptionist/data-entry/bookkeeping Accounting background preferred. General Computer skills including Word/Excel a plus.



AlwAys CAll RAndy BARnes

Randy Barnes

Richard Milne

507-251-3271 410 N. Main, Harmony, MN • (Across from Kwik Trip)

& Associates

Real Estate, LLC

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

Apply at Drury’s fruniture 100 Main St., Fountain, MN 507-268-4363

VeRy seCluded spot Lots of privacy. Twelve year old large modular home on 25 acres. Beautiful country setting. Hunter’s dream area. 40’ x 80’ pole shed of which 40’ is insulated shop. Could be handy man’s dream. Bring horses and four-wheelers, plenty of room and trails. 16165 351st Ave, Harmony. $165,000. Always call Randy Barnes for appointment, 507-251-3271.

Good Shepherd Lutheran ServiceS

Darr realty lIStINGS!

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has current openings for experienced, mature and caring individuals

116 Money Creek St, Rushford - New listing:

• Part-Time Dietary Aide Evening Shift

Affordable ranch w/master suite, 3 BA and mn. fl. laund. $59,900

(Includes every other weekend and every other Holiday)

• Full-Time Maintenance Assistant M-F

690 Harrison St. Lewiston

For more information contact Kelly at GSLS PO Box 747, Rushford, MN or call 507/864-7714. Or visit our website at to fill out an application.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Services Creative Christian Living and Human Service

a huge lot w/3 BR, 2 BA mainfloor laundry and a large 2+ car att. garage. Open stair case, updated electrical and windows. $87,500.

905 Hillcrest, Rushford New listing: 3 BR, 3 BA well maintained ranch on quiet cul-desac w/cen. air, and many updates. Move right in for $119,900.

30251 Darr Lane, Rushford

205 Maple St. S., Rushford

Beautiful 5 bedroom w/expansive views of the city. Custom cabinetry, hardwood floors, fireplace & spacious fam. room. Lg. master suite. 3 car heated garage. Plumbed for infloor heat! $215,000.

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

445511 Hillview Drive Rushford, MN 3200 sq. ft.

201 Grove St E, Rushford, MN Major price reduction:

home on 3 AC close to town. Gas frpl. up & down; hot tub; expansive master suite; wrap around deck w/elegant landscaping; 3 car gar. & heated work shop. $289,900.


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

Immaculate 3 bdrm, 2 bath, Houston. Split foyer, tuck under garage, huge deck. 507-459-6429. Rochester or LaCrosse Craigslist. e30tfn- o

New roof; Completely remodeled kitchen; new flooring; 3 BR, 2 BA, mainfl. laund. Close to school & shops. $89,900.

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

109 Mill St., Peterson - New listing: Charming 2 story home on

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

(Includes every third weekend)

• Convenient and close to home and school • Quality and caring staff, loving residents, rewarding work • Child care on-site with employee discount • Flexible scheduling, shift differential, no mandatory over-time or shift rotation • Wages based on education and experience • On-site Fitness Center


207 Elm St. N, Rushford

HWY 43. $89,900.


single family or multiunit.

Jeff Darr Cell # 715-495-6948

Don’t miss out. $349,900.

Successful going auto repair/ body shop/sales business & real estate: It all goes, including tools & equip. Be your own boss.

Rodney Darr Cell # 507-951-3843


Rushford, MN

Preston Enjoy this 3 Bedroom 2 Bath

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

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Roxanne Johnson, Broker, ABR, CRS, GRI

25 Center St. W, Harmony, MN 55939 • Toll Free: 888-839-2142 Cell: 507-458-6110

New listiNg

affordable home 2 bdrm cottage near trail & river. Eat in kitchen with generous living room, & office. Bath has had new fixtures. forced air heat & central air. Nice deep lot. $45,000 Preston new listinG 3 bdrm 2 story home an open staircase, new windows, bright kitchen and dining area to the backyard deck and ideal location! 2 car det extra deep garage $84,000 Harmony

new listinG: Surprising spacious 4 bedroom, 2 ½ bath home with large 2 car heated garage. Preston $89,900 just listed: Charming stone cottage, 3 bedrooms, 1 ¾ bath, oak hardwood floors, built-in corner cabinet, fireplace, half acre lot. Preston $79,900 borderinG Country: 3 bedroom ranch updated, full basement offers room to expand, attached 1 car garage and deck. Harmony $84,900


Comfortable liVinG: 3 bedroom ranch very nice basement. Newer detached garage and a great location. $82,500 Harmony

View oVer lanesboro: Charming 2 bedroom home with open staircase, hardwood floors, high ceilings, and unbelievable space. 1 block to most everything. Lanesboro $95,000

house & shoP Affordable living, 3 farm land: 94.75 acres CRP land for over 10 yrs, nice bedroom home includes 24 x 40 attached land, a program buyout option is available. Bristol Township garage, Greenleafton $59,900 woods: 46.88 acres buildable, older well, driveway access Bristol township. Cty 30 lot with View - lanesboro Awesome view! buildinG lots: Buy now and build when you’re ready! Buildable lot 1/3 of an acre, on edge of town. Buy now, build Newest division in Harmony- some walk outs, starting at $11,900 Open to all builders. Buy 2 get a discount! later. Nice little investment! $29,600

Brenda Sheldon, ABR, GRI

715 North Broadway (Home Federal Bldg.), Spring Valley, MN Email - 23383 County rd 14, Preston $259,900 - 8.56 Acre Hobby Farm near Forestville State Park - 3 bdrm 2 bath home, totally renovated down to stud walls. Formal dining room, formal living room w/pocket doors, finished lower level walk out w/family room, main floor separate laundry, new kitchen & hardwood floors. You’ll love the panoramic views & partial wrap around deck. 60x40 barn, 40x90n lean-to & several other outbuildings. All new exterior including roof siding and windows.

604 Pleasant ave., spring Valley, $117,500 - Great 2 story. Completely remodeled & updated with new foundation with infloor heat. Lower level is ready for expansion - all sheet rocked and primed. Egress windows for 2 future bdrms, family room and rough in bath. New 26x32 garage to be built this fall. Hardwood floors, orig. wood work.

Todd Hadoff

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


timeless treasure: Grand 4 bedroom 2 story home with many original features and NEW LISTING details. Summer kitchen(in floor heat), single car plus 30 x 45 shop (in-floor heat & water) barn & quaint outer buildings. Grapevine, rhubarb, & garden space. Beautifully landscaped like having your own private park. On 5 acres $236,000 briCk home on aCreaGe: Historic brick home with mature trees, great yard, offers an affordable slice of country $107,000 Country home on aCreaGe: Original character, large 2 story home, 4 bdrm, 2 bath. REdUCEd You’ll love the built-ins, hardwood floors, large pantry & home office. Detached garage, 80 x 44 steel shed. On hard surface road. $125,000 brinG the horses!! 6 bedroom REdUCEd ranch home, walk out lower level. Attached 2 car heated garage, shop 36 x 48 steel shed & shelter. Fenced pasture with spring fed creek Spring Valley $269,000 here’s a honey - Super layout this 2 bedroom ranch has beautiful oak hardwood floors & many updates. Covered patio and X lg 1 car garage, Harmony $69,900

415 2nd ave se harmony-PendinG 705 3rd ave se harmony-sold 330 1st ave se harmony sold 33679 188th st Preston Pending

141 Penny lane leroy, mn - seller motiVated - huGe PriCe reduCtion - brinG us an offer $106,000 3 bdrm 2 bath, split. Newer subdivision. Up-dated & remodeled, greenhouse/garden shed, garage & heated workshop area. Great place to call home with the large deck overlooking the back yard. Newer hoist w/10,000 lb. lift in garage.

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townhouse - 308 n Park Court, sp. Valley $107,900 motivated s e l l e r ! ! ! Drastically Reduced Excellent location, close to banks, gas station, grocery store and discount stores. 2 bdrm 2 bath with marble entrance, gas fireplace, m. bdrm walk in closet & m. bath, sun room, laminate floors, and patio.


Cell 507-259-5454 12:45-2:00Pm, 1015 wayside st., Preston This large rambler sits on quiet street & had great views of deck. Home has been updated. Large open kitchen and dining room, living room, large master bedroom, and main floor laundry. Large lower level family room with w/out to covered patio. New siding, windows flooring and heated garage. $125,000 Chatfield - Absolutely gorgeous home that has been completely remodeled and updated, but has kept all the d charm. 4l bedrooms, 2 baths, so wood floors, new tile, remodeled kitchen, main floor laundry, formal dining room, jacuzzi tub in master bath, covered porch, private patio, fenced yard & huge 3+garage. $149,900 Chatfield - Absolutely gorgeous 5 bedroom, 2 bath home on 6/10 acre. This ranch home has everything, open floor plan w/formal dn room, lv room, sun room, fam room, rec area, large open kitchen and island bar. Approx. 3600 sq. ft. of main floor living. Black walnut wall & kitchen cabinets, new carpet, ceramic tile & top of the line wood burning fireplace w/brick surround & built-in shelves. 864 sq. ft. heated garage and 20x24 detached garage. $259,900 fountain - Remodeled and updated 3+ bedroom home on 4 city lots. 3100 sq. ft with 2 gas fireplaces, wood floors, formal dining room and living room, main floor laundry, covered private deck, steel siding and 3 car heated garage and storage shed. $139,900 lanesboro - Spacious 2-story home on large lot. 3+bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 kitchens, large main floor laundry/mud room plus 2+garage. Newer windows, and new NG/Wood combo heat. Priced at $89,900. lanesboro - Charm and character describe this home w/original Douglas fir floors. Main floor has high ceilings and archways for character. Lower level is partially sheetrocked. Newer 2 car garage and great location to state trails & park. $114,900

Office 507-886-4221


729 memorial drive, spring Valley $88,900 Great 2 bdrm 2 bath townhouse with sun room. You'll love the location - close to grocery store, convenience stores, banks and gas station. Low maintenance fees and easy to heat. For more information - give me a call!

opeN Houses - saturday, May 12

10:30am-12:00Pm, 322 ProsPeCt st, Chatfield Great location for this ranch home on dead-end street. 3 bedrooms on main floor, 2 baths, main floor laundry, 3-season porch, newer water heater and furnace. Could have a 4th bedroom in lower level. Oversized 2+garage. $114,900

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room for family & friends: 4 bedrm, 2 bath home, LL familyrm, brick fireplace, master bedroom, walk in closets 24 x 26 det garage. Deck & screen porch. Harmony $119,900 easy to keeP & enjoy: 2 bedrm ranch on corner lot. Open kitchen-dining breakfast bar, Huge 2 car att garage Harmony $112,000 relax & enjoy one level living, bright and open floor plan. With sunroom, 16 x 13. Masterbedroom, 10 x 8 walk in closet & master bath. Guest bedroom & 3/4 guest bath, handicapped accessible. Super sized 1 car att garage. $125,000 Comfort by desiGn: 2 bdrm, 2 bath townhome offers everything on one level. Generous living space, southern exposure. Large master bedroom & walk-in closet. Large att garage. Harmony $129,900 sCeniC Country Views: 4 bdrm, 2 bath home, master bedroom, bath & walkin closet. Large family room with room for dining and game area. 2 car att garage. Harmony $225,000 ChurCh hill sChool Condos Offering a picturesque setting high overlooking Lanesboro we have a few units open, finished or unfinished with suggested floor plans. Underground parking garage space. Enjoy a simpler lifestyle with breathtaking scenery, theatre, arts, and recreational activities. Starting at $125$150,000. easy to enjoy: Neat remodel 2 bedroom, new kitchen & bath, 6 panel oak doors, 2 car det garage, deck $69,900 Harmony

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

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sCeniC settinG Open & bright, floor plan. Lower level family room with walk- out. Plus room for office, hobbies, & storage. Att large 1 car garage. Only 1 block from trail Preston. $125,000 simPly wonderful! Updated 3 bedroom ranch move in ready! Main floor laundry and New listiNg bath. Lower level finished in 2002 familyroom, bedroom, office, 3/4 bath and utility area, with lots of storage. Mabel $79,900 traditional briCk home works well with contemporary furnishings. 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath home, wood floors, open staircase, walk-in pantry, plus built-ins, 3 season front porch and covered back porch. Corner lot with garden space & detached garage. $69,900 Preston driVe a little, Get a lot! 4 bedrm, 2 bath, 2 story in mint condition, beautiful woodwork, deck familyroom, garage. $105,000


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lanesboro - 3+ bedroom ranch with private backyard, 2 baths, main floor laundry, newer flooring, open floor plan, c/a,steel siding, large deck and 2+garage. $124,900 roChester - Great location for this large rambler on end of cul-de-sac with private fenced yard. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 3 car garage, main floor laundry/ mud room, large private patio, newer appliances and more. $187,500 roChester -townhome - Hard to find townhome in Salem Point. Enjoy the water view from the 4-season porch or private patio. Large living room w/fireplace, separate formal dining room, master bedroom w/full bath and w/ in closet. Open kitchen w/center island. 2nd level has 2 additional bdrms, full bath & family room. $335,000 CommerCial CommerCial buildinG - wykoff Completely renovated building that is ideal for any type of restaurant, catering or other business opportunity. The lower level is finished for additional space. $235,000 CommerCial- Chatfield - Tacades Sports Bar/Restaurant. Excellent opportunity to own this high traffic, well established sports bar/restaurant. Turn-key opertation. Building and all equipment are in excellent condition. Additional bar area for private parties. $540,000 Reduced $495,000 new listinG - CommerCial buildinG - lanesboro Great opportunity to own large commercial building in a high traffic area. Potential business could be retail, restaurant/bar, convenience store/grocery, crafts or many other uses. Can be divided off. Apartment above for rental or personal use. $89,900 lots for sale - Chatfield - Fingerson & Donahoe - 1st Subdivison - Lots Starting At - $29,900

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RoCHESTER ANd SE MN farm/aCreaGes Chatfield - Spectacular setting for this 220 acres with woods, tillable, and access to Root River (perfect for camping, fishing, tubing and canoeing). This home offers a unique floor plan that is open with kitchen, center island, formal living room (15’ ceilings, fireplace), formal dining, main floor laundry/mud room, and gorgeous master with bath and w/in closet. In-floor heat in the 3-car garage and also the lower level. The tile work is excellantly done. Lower level family room walks-out to brick patio, 3 addtional bedrooms, and rec area. Outside had beautiful landscaping, pond, 40x60 shed, newly planted trees, large maint. free deck with awesome views, and more. 105 acres tilllable, 115 acres of woods, and river access makes this a paradise and is only 15 minutes to Lanesboro $1,500,000 lanesboro/whalan - Ideal acreage with everything you want or need. Approx. 8 acres with pasture for animals. 50x112 shed with 50x64 heated shop with 14’ ceilings. Outdoor wood burner heats the house and shop. Additional barn and shed for horses/animals. 5 bedroom house with main floor master, laundry, living room, family room with wood burner, and screened-in porch. New well, roof, hot water heater and furnace. $199,900 lanesboro - 14 acre paradise just north of Lanesboro. 1 mile from Eagle Bluff, close to Root River & State Trail. Ideal for horses or cattle. Large open kitchen & formal dining room, newer living room with fireplace and knotty pine. Main floor laundry, 4-season porch, large deck with hot tub, sauna, putting green and more. Barn w/ shop above and heated shop/garage below. $299,000 mabel - Cabin on 16 acres-gorgeous 16 acre wooded site with new cabin, well and septic. Knotty pine interior, steel siding, covered porch, infloor heat, kitchen, bath, laundry and loft area. Ideal for weekend getaway, rec land and great hunting. $149,900 oronoCo - 4 bedroom, 2 bath home on 2+acres with 3 car attached garage, 30x40 heated shop located on end of cul-de-sac. Ideal for handyman. New carpet, sunroom, 2 fireplaces, patio, deck, large master, large yard, circle drive, kennel, steel siding and more $269,900

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OUR HEARTS ARE FILLED by the love and support we have received during this difficult time. We are so thankful for all the ways you have given support; hugs, phone calls, food, flowers, memorials. Special thanks to Pastor’s Betsy, Kyle & Rolf, Greenfield Choir, Brad Boice, Greenfield Service Group, Gunderson Lutheran, and the Lindstrom Funeral Home. We are extremely blessed. The compassion you all have extended to us, will help with the long journey ahead of us. Each day is hard, but remembering that MEMORIES are the “gift” that keep on giving. Tish has touched so many lives throughout her life and will keep doing so as she watches over us each and everyday. God Bless You All. Phil, Tim & Brian Burkholder & Families Ellsworth & Ruth Ann Stensgard & Families Wayne & Marian Stensgard & Families Mike & Norine Ask & Families t7- x ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

House for sale in Spring Valley, MN. 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, garage, black top driveway, new electric with breaker panel, high efficiency forced air furnace. The home needs work to be livable, and is a great opportunity for a handyman with a family who is tired of renting and ready to own. Will sell property outright or negotiate terms to sell on Installment Contract. Only seriously interested callers, call Bobby at 507-458-8558. e20tfn- o

BEAUTIFUL HISTORIC HOME, 4BR, 1.5BA plus den, city sewer/water. Barn, coop, & animal rights. 2,372 square feet, 4.83 acres on the Root River. $210,000. See for more info & photos or call Todd/Leslie at 507-765-4500. e7,14- x

GOLD RUSH. Olmsted County fairgrounds. Antique show/flea market. May 11-13. Free admission. Parking $5. 507269-1473. 23,30,7- o oTo Visit oVisited

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

SPECIAL THANKS to my family and friends for the well wishes to me while recuperating from a broken hip, to the staff and residents at Harmony’s nursing home. You all were the best! I shall never forget you. Marilyn Hovey t7- x ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

THANK YOU WE CAN NEVER EXPRESS our thanks enough for the quick response of the Lanesboro 1st Responders Ambulance, fire department, May 1 Helicopter, sheriff, family, friends and neighbors after Dan’s backhoe accident on April 9th. After a week at St. Mary’s Dan is now home recuperating from skull and scapula fractures. Thank you for all the prayers, calls, flowers, cards, help and visits from family, friends and neighbors. Dan & Cathy Volkman County Rd 23, Whalan t7- x ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Team Bodacious Broads would like to express our appreciation for all the generosity in supporting our 3rd annual Relay for Life Benefit. To all that donated their services, items for door prizes and the auctions, Wheelers, the different entertainment, for coming to the event, the Rick McCabe family, and all of our families; your commitment and support was incredibly helpful. Again, your support and generosity means so much to us but even more to someone who is fighting cancer. Together we are making a difference in someone’s life. Thank you from all of us,

Team Bodacious Broads

GARAGE SALES HIDE-A-BED, adult sleeping bag, fishing poles, sewing machine, L-3X women’s clothing, men’s clothing, 14 boxed Barbies, cookbooks, bedding, dishes/figurines, jewelry, and much more! Christianson’s, 13379 341st Ave, Harmony. 1 1/2 miles east of Harmony on Hwy 52, then 1/2 mile south. Friday, May 11th 4-7pm, Saturday, May 12th 7:30am-1:00pm. g7- x oTo Visit oVisited FOUR PARTY GARAGE SALE. Friday, May 11th 4-7pm, Sat May 12th 7am-1pm. Upright freezer, microwave, dishes, pans, jewelry, bedding, adult & children’s clothing plus much more misc. 602 Cty Rd 8, Fountain. g7- o oTo Visit oVisited MAY 11TH & 12TH, 8am-? Bedding, hide-a-bed, kitchenware, jigsaw puzzles, books, scale model tractors, 33 1/3 rpm records, cookbooks, and more. Olson residents, 103 Zenith St., Lanesboro. g7- o oTo Visit oVisited MULTI-FAMILY SALE: Girls 0-4T, Boys 0-3T & 14/16, toys, bedding, baby equipment, books, household, fishing tackle, motor cross gear, youth bow, golf clubs, and misc. windows. 339 5th Ave SE, Harmony. (Case-Sikkink) Sasturday, May 12th, 7am to Noon. g7- o oTo Visit oVisited

OSTRANDER City-Wide Sales May 11th & 12th 8am-?


MULTI-FAMILY garage sale at the James Hellem residence (east side of Harmony on Highway 52), May 11th and 12th, starting time 7:30am. g30,7- o oTo Visit oVisited HUGE Multi Family Garage Sale - books, jewelry, linens, glassware, holiday decor, toys, baby furniture, Tupperware. Too much to list. Gowin Residence, 32867 Rush Creek Roe, Rushford. May 11th 7:30am6:00pm, May 12th 7:30am-1:00pm. g30,7o oTo Visit oVisited

FOR RENT FOR RENT: Nice one bedroom apartment in downtown Preston. New paint and carpet. No pets. $325/month. 507-765-4780. r7,14- o FOR RENT: Spring Valley. Small 1 level 2 BR, 1 BA for rent. Large yard, 1 car garage, $425/mo plus utilities. NS/NP. 507-9235849. r7,14,21,28- o

AUTOS CASH FOR CARS: All cars/trucks wanted. Running or not! Top dollar paid. We come to you! Any make/model. Call for instant offer: 800/871-9145 MCAN DONATE YOUR CAR, TRUCK OR BOAT TO HERITAGE FOR THE BLIND. Free 3 Day Vacation, Tax Deductible, Free Towing, All Paperwork Taken Care Of. 888-472-9219 (MFPA)

BR WN TIRE, BATTERY & TRANSMISSION Hwy. 16 & 43, RUSHFORD, MN 507-864-2969 • 1-888-864-7049

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

Large lot in New Horizon Trailer Park in Preston. Available Immediately. 7652131 or 1-800-770-0347. r10/5tfn- o Need to store snowmobiles, a classic car, or a boat? Do you need storage while in the process of moving? Space is available for rent in a building located in Preston. Call 507-251-5297. r28tfn- x KENILWORTH APARTMENTS and Sylvan Manor of Lanesboro have apts. for seniors 62+ or handicapped/disabled. Rent based on income. Onsite laundry, large communtiy room and patio for tenant use. Call 507-467-2222 EHO r4tfn- o 3 Bedroom house. $450/month plus utilities. Preston - No Pets 507-259-6740. r6tfn- o FOUNTAIN: 2 bdrm apt. No smoking. No pets. Onsite laundry, off street parking. 507-268-4468. r16tfn- o NICE MOBILE HOME lot for rent. Just off highway. West of Mabel. 507-4507620. r23,30,7- o TWO BEDROOM HOUSE in Harmony. New siding, furnace and windows, very low heat bills! Nice yard, and remodeled bath. $450 month/plus utilities. Call 507743-8349. r30,7- x PRESTON: 1BR apt $275/month. 2BR apt $375/month. 507-765-4521 or 507-2729889. r7,14- o

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

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


Special thanks to everyone who supported TEAM HIMLI and the MARCH OF DIMES (march for babies held April 28th in Rochester). Supporting the MARCH OF DIMES helps to give premature babies a better start to life. Great Job!!!

Love & Hugs Cyrus Vergel Himli

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ROOT RIVER HARDWOODS & BRANDING IRON BOWLING BASH THANK YOU to the generous donators to our Bowling Bash! Wykoff Thompson Motors Shooters Spring grove Spring grove Soda norski’s Bar & grill Doc’s Blue Moose Landsom Tree Service Hagen farms founTain Willies Meats Bent Wrench Los gables freeBurg Little Miami BroWnSviLLe Lawrence Lake Marina Top of the rock Shellhorn HouSTon JT’s Bar & grill LaneSBoro The pub old Barn resort

rocHeSTer John Deer Hader farms ST. cLouD Woodcraft HarMony oak Meadow Meats Wheelers r&J Wood goods fisher’s green House MaBeL Mabel Legion Hwy 44 Bar & grill caLeDonia caledonia Bakery Laura campbell cakes elsie’s Bar & grill Starlite Lanes kwik Trip Quillin’s inDiviDuaL randy Meyer Brent Daugherty ruSHforD The creamery

preSTon f&M Bank root river Hardwoods Branding iron curt’s Standard poet Bio refining gehling auction preston golf course casey’s Bp B&B Bowl chic’s pizza place & restaurant ristau Milk Hauling Sweet Shop & Sandwich co. preston foods fastenal napa auto preston Liquor Mccabe repair Hanson Tire kelly printing SouthBeranch eiTzen eitzen fire Dept.

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TRANSMISSION REBUILDING: Foreign and domestic, auto & light truck. 12 month 12,000 mile warranty. Call for prices. Brown’s Tire, Battery, & Transmission. Rushford 507-864-2969 or 1-888-864-7049. v20tfn- o

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

We do small engine repair. Full-time mechanic on hand. Certified Husqvarna dealer. Fast, friendly, honest service. Kingsley Mercantile. Harmony. 507-8862323. v4eow- o

A Perfect cut tree service - tree trimming and removal, hedge trimming, fenceline clearing. 15 years experience climbing and basket work. 507-743-TREE, Chad Wangen. Fully licensed and insured. Cell 507-272-0394. v7/20-7/30/12- x

MARK’S PAINTING & REPAIRS. Siding washes, rolling and brushing wood and masonry. 30+ years experience. Spraying steel roofs, restore most anything wood. Insured. 507-459-0590. EOWv3/19-10/8x


• Aerating • Power Brooming • Insured • Light Backhoe Work Call: 507-268-4977 or Cellphone: 507-429-6755

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We are pleased to announce we now sell & service Boss & Snowdogg Snow Plows. We have a selection of new and used trailers and we are an authorized dealer for Wilson, Kiefer Industrial, Road King, Alum Line, and Pacesetter trailers. We also provide service work when your trailer needs a tune up.

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Wanted: Cars, trucks, buses, and semi trailers, running or not. Serving SE MN and northern IA. Luke Junge, Preston, MN. Call 507-259-4556. w30tfn- o SCENIC VALLEY WINERY - Will be buying rhubarb when ready. Call for info 507-467-2958. w30,7- x WANTED: Lawn mowers, roto tillers, snow blowers, chain saws, mini bikes, go carts or any other small engine products (running or not). 507-251-9828 leave message. w30,7- x



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INTERNATIONAL POLKAFEST Chmielewski’s 34th International Polkafest June 1-3, 2012. Blackbear Casino/Resort Carlton, MN. Mollie B and 12 more bands. Contact 888/771-0777 or Cloquet Chamber 800/554-4350 MCAN

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AUCTION CALENDAR Sat, May 12 - 9:30am, Melvin & Lucille Bronstad Auction. Farmland, building site, farm machinery, household. Directions: 17573 Co. Rd. 44, LeRoy, MN. 14 miles West of Harmony on Co. 44 or 10 mi South of Spring Valley, Mn on Hwy 63 or 3 1/2 mi North of Chester, IA on Hwy 63 then 3 1/2 mi East on Co. 44 (watch for signs). For more info. contact Davis Corners Auction Service, 319-240-9984. Wed., May 23 - Amish Consignment Auction. Located at Hershberger Metal, 13702 371st Ave., Canton, MN. For more info contact Joe Slaubaugh, 22366 401st Ave., Lanesboro, MN or Dan Hershberger, 13702 371st Ave., Canton, MN. On-line AucTiOn infOrmATiOn

Food Service/Benefit Auction. Online Bidding begins to close on Thurs, May 10 2pm. Over 750 individual lots! For full details and to bid visit See Notice in the Journal. To list your Auction 507-765-2151

FARM BOBCATS: 742B $8,750.00, 542B $6,999.00, 873 New Motor $19,500.00, T200 $19,500.00. TRACTORS: Ford 4400 gas w/loader $7,499.00, IH 706 C/H Gas $7,500.00, Allis Chalmers D-14 gas wide front $4,500.00, Farmall H w/Loader $,1850.00. SKIDLOADERS: New Holland L465 $9,250.00, Gehl 5625 C/H $10,999.00, Case 85XT $15,999.00. RIDING MOWERS: JD 425 $3,750.00, JD 285 $1,000.00, Stander $1,000.00. Call for Appt. & Info. JEFF NIELSEN SALES, Eberhardt Str., Albert Lea, MN. Buy-SellTrade. Home: 507-377-1137, Cell: 507383-7012, Website: Email: Contact also Paul Nielsen Farm Equipment 48 years in business! C: 507-279-1303. f23,30,7- x WANTED: Beef Calves, 1100-1200#. Born on your farm, no antibiotics/implants. Joe Austin 507-352-4441. f30,7- x

PUBLIC NOTICES county of fillmore quiet title action STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF FILLMORE IN DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No. 23-CV-12-236 COUNTY OF FILLMORE, IN THE STATE OF MINNESOTA, PLAINTIFF, VS. GEORGE O. MURRAY, GEORGE MURRAY, MARGARET MURRAY, MARGARET S. MURRAY, WILLIAM G. MURRAY, KATHLEEN MURRAY, KATHLEEN PRATT, KATHY PRATT, JESSIE V. BONN, ESTATE OF JESSIE V. BONN, ETHEL L. REUBER, ETHEL LEE REUBER ALLISON, ETHEL L. ALLISON, ETHEL REUBER ALLISON, JOHN H. ALLISON, J.H. ALLISON, HAROLD E. REUBER, HELEN E. REUBER, CHARLES H. BONN, CHARLES L. BONN, MARY H. REUBER, JOSH REUBER. ALSO, ALL OTHER PERSONS UNKNOWN CLAIMING ANY RIGHT, TITLE, ESTATE, INTEREST, OR LIEN IN THE REAL ESTATE DESCRIBED IN THE COMPLAINT HEREIN, INCLUDING THE HEIRS AT LAW AND LEGATEES AND DEVISEES OF ANY OF THE FOREGOING DEFENDANTS WHO ARE DECEASED, DEFENDANTS. SUMMONS THIS SUMMONS IS DIRECTED TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS. 1. YOU ARE BEING SUED. The Plaintiff has started a lawsuit against you. The original Plaintiff’s Complaint is on file at the office of the Court Administrator of the above named Court. Do not throw these papers away. They are official papers that affect your rights. You must respond to this lawsuit even though it may not yet be filed with the Court and there may be no court file number on this Summons. 2. YOU MUST REPLY WITHIN 20 DAYS TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS. You must give or mail to the person who signed this Summons a written response called an Answer within 20 days of the date on which you received this Summons. You must send a copy of your Answer to the person who signed this Summons located at the following address: Matthew J. Opat, P.A. Attorney at Law PO Box 455 22 SE Second Street Chatfield, MN 55923 3. YOU MUST RESPOND TO EACH CLAIM. The Answer is your written response to the Plaintiff’s Complaint. In your Answer you must state whether you agree or disagree with each paragraph of

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Minnesota Secretary of State CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333 1. State the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be Fri. May 11...... . . . . . . . . . 7:30pM conducted: Sat. May 12. . .. ..... . . …. 7:30pM Morinsystems 2. State the address of the princiSun. May 13………….. 7:30pM pal place of business. A complete street Run Time: address or rural route and rural route box PG-13 2 Hr. 22 Mins. number is required; the address cannot be a P.O. Box. 1021 South Washington Spring valley, MN 55975 3. List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name, OR if an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address. Bring your own bucket for popcorn & save! Everyday! Richard john morin 507-886-show(7469) 1021 South washington spring valley, MN 55975 4. I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would Bring your own bucket for popcorn and save!who has authorized me to be required sign this document on his/her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have the Complaint. If you believe the Plaintiff completed all required fields, and that the should not be given everything asked for information in this document is true and in the Complaint, you must say so in your correct and in compliance with the appliAnswer. cable chapter of Minnesota Statues. I 4. YOU WILL LOSE YOUR CASE understand that by signing this document IF YOU DO NOT SEND A WRITTEN I am subject to the penalties of perjury set RESPONSE TO THE COMPLAINT TO THE forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed PERSON WHO SIGNED THIS SUMMONS. this document under oath. If you do not answer within 20 days, you Dated: 4/24/2012 will lose this case. You will not get to tell Signed: /s/ Richard J. Morin your side of the story, and the Court may 1021 South Washingson decide against you and award the Plaintiff Spring Valley, MN 55975 everything asked for in the Complaint. If Work Item 485793500028 you do not want to contest the claims Original File Number 485793500028 stated in the Complaint, you do not need State of Minnesota to respond. A default judgment can Office of the Secretary of State then be entered against you for the relief Filed requested in the Complaint. Mark Ritchie 5. LEGAL ASSISTANCE. You may wish Secretary of State to get legal help from a lawyer. If you do Publish 30,6 not have a lawyer, the Court Administrator may have information about places where you can get legal assistance. Even if NOTICE OF HEARING FOR A you cannot get legal help, you must still CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT provide a written Answer to protect your FILLMORE COUNTY ZONING rights or you may lose the case. REGULATIONS 6. ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE MENSINK FAMILLY LLC RESOLUTION. The parties may agree to Notice is hereby given that the Fillmore or be ordered to participate in an alternaCounty Planning Commission has been tive dispute resolution process under Rule presented an application from Mensink 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Family LLC, represented by Craig & Pam Practice. You must still send your written Mensink of 23852 County 14, Preston, response to the Complaint even if you MN 55965 for a Conditional Use Permit expect to use alternative means of resolvto expand their existing feedlot from 980 ing this dispute. animal units to 1,110 animal units on 7. THIS LAWSUIT MAY AFFECT OR their property located in the in the SW BRING INTO QUESTION TITLE TO REAL ¼ of the SW ¼ of Section 28 Carimona PROPERTY located in Fillmore County, Township. The land is located in an State of Minnesota, legally described as Agricultural District and is approximately follows: See attached Legal Description. 6 miles southwest of the City of Preston. The object of this action is to determine Notice is further given that said petithat the defendants have no right, title, tioners Mensink Family LLC, represented estate, interest, or lien in or on the above by Craig & Pam Mensink will be heard at described real estate. a monthly meeting of the Fillmore County NOTICE OF NO PERSONAL CLAIM. Planning Commission on May 17, 2012 at No personal claim is made against any 7:03 p.m. in Room 601L of the Fillmore of the defendants in the action above County Courthouse at 101 Fillmore Street, entitled. Preston, MN, 55965 at which time all interDated: April 2, 2012 ested persons will be heard. If you would MATTHEW J. OPAT, P.A. like any further information on this projMatthew J. Opat ect it is available in the Fillmore County Attorney for Plaintiff Zoning Office during regular office hours P.O. Box 455 of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Chatfield, MN 55923 Friday. Tel. No. 507-867-4080 The evening of the meeting, informaAtty. Reg. No. 82636 tion will be available as to when the LEGAL DESCRIPTION Fillmore County Board of Commissioners That part of the Northwest Quarter of will act upon this petition. the Northwest Quarter (NW ¼ NW ¼) of Dated: May 7, 2012 Section 5, Township 102 North, Range Chris Graves 10 West, Fillmore County, Minnesota, Fillmore County Zoning Administrator described as follows: Publish 7 Beginning at the Northwest corner of said Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter; thence North 88 degrees 52 minutes 34 seconds East on an assumed bearing along the North line of said Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter for a distance of 1042.10 feet; thence South 24 degrees 13 minutes 34 seconds West for a distance of 408.32 feet to the centerline of Trunk Highway No. 52; thence Northwesterly for a distance of 481.65 feet along said centerline and along a non-tangential curve, concave Southwesterly, having a radius of 1527.92 feet, a central angle of 18 degrees 03 minutes 42 seconds, a chord bearing of $ 50 North 74 degrees 19 minutes 28 seconds West and a chord distance of 479.66 feet; thence North 83° degrees 21 minutes 19 seconds West, tangent to said curve, for a distance of 412.24 feet to the West line of said Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter; thence North 01 degrees 00 minutes 05 seconds West along said West line 507-765-2151 • 1-800-599-0481 for a distance of 174.65 feet to the Point of (in the 507 area code) Beginning containing 5.66 acres, more or less. EXCEPTING THEREFROM THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PARCEL: That part of the Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 5, Township 102 North, Range 10 West, shown as Parcel 75 on Minnesota Department of Transportation Right of Way Plat Numbered 23-65 as the same is on file and of record in the office of the County Recorder in and for Fillmore County, Minnesota. Publish 23,30,7

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notice The Fillmore County Planning Commission will conduct a meeting on the evening of May 17, 2012, in Room 601L in the Fillmore County Courthouse at 101 Fillmore Street Preston, MN starting at 7:00 p.m. There will be a public hearing on a Conditional Use Permit request by Mensink Family LLC, represented by Craig & Pam Mensink to expand their existing feedlot from 980 to 1,110 animal units in Carimona Township. There will also be a public hearing on a proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment to remove the City of Canton from the Fillmore County Zoning Ordinance. There will also be a discussion of proposed changes to the Fillmore County Zoning Ordinance Section 711 pertaining to Campground Regulations. Chris Graves Fillmore County Zoning Administrator Publish 7

notice The Fillmore County Planning Commission will conduct its next tour on Monday, May 14, 2012. They will leave the highway shop at 12:30 p.m. and visit a site in Carimona Township where Mensink Family LLC, represented by Craig & Pam Mensink have applied for a Conditional Use Permit to expand their existing Feedlot from 980 to 1,110 animal units in Carimona Township. Chris Graves Fillmore County Zoning Administrator Publish 7


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forestville township meetings for 2012 MONTHYLY, BOARD OF AUDIT ZONING & PLANNING The Forestville Township Board meetings will be held on the third Tuesday of each month starting at 7:30pm at the Town Hall for the remainder of the year. The Board of Audit will be held on the second Tuesday of February, 2013, at 7:30pm at the Town Hall. Zoning & Planning meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of June and October, at 7:00pm at the Town Hall. Connie Morger Clerk – Forestville Township Publish 30,7

summary of minutes April 24, 2012 County Board Meeting The Fillmore County Board met in special session at the Courthouse in the City of Preston. All members were present. Also present were the Coordinator/Clerk, and other department heads and staff, citizens, and two members of the press. The following resolutions were adopted by the Board: RESOLUTION 2012-011: Districting Plan The Board approved the following agenda items: • the amended agenda. • remove April 10, 2012 minutes from Consent Agenda. • April 10, 2012 minutes as amended. • the following amended Consent Agenda: 2. Step increase for Jennifer Peterson, Eligibility Worker. 3. Family and Medical Leave of Absence for employee #976 effective May 18, 2012. 4. Family and Medical Leave of Absence for employee #956 beginning April 11, 2012. 5. Overnight stays for two property appraisers for continuing education. 6. Overnight stay for property appraiser for required Assessment Law & Procedures training. Cloud for licensure. 7. Use of courthouse parking lots by City of Preston for Trout Days activities. 8. Temporary closure of two blocks of CSAH 12 between St. Anthony and St. Paul Street and between St. Paul and Houston Street in Preston for Trout Days activities on May 19, 2012. 9. Temporary Liquor License for Preston Servicemen’s Club at Lanesboro Community Center for Saturday, May 12, 2012. • agreement with Lisa Stensrud, DPT, d/b/a Fillmore County Physical Therapy, for physical therapist Services. • Memorandum of Agreement with Hiawatha Valley Mental Health for purchase of adult and children’s mental health case management services. • extend advertisement period for a .8 FTE Public Health Nurse until filled. • allow Community Services Administrator and Coordinator to research options and make decision that would best serve the county in meeting Veteran Services Officer training requirement. • access permit application for James and Cynthia Blagsvedt, Preble Township, Section 12, for new field access. • refer issue of Engineering Technician Supervisor position to Personnel Committee. The following Commissioners’ warrants were approved: REVENUE FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, permits $820.00 Fillmore County Treasurer, fuel $4,133.06 Government Management Group, services $5,000.00 M & I Lockbox, services $718.47 Mensink Landscaping, services $614.54 MN Office of Enterprise Technology, telephone $1,300.00 Pitney Bowes Global Financial Services, LLC, services $814.38 State Industrial Products, supplies $1,130.96 Suhler, Jr., Attorney Frederick S., services $770.00 TOTAL REVENUE FUND BILLS OVER $500 (listed above) $15,301.41 TOTAL REVENUE FUND BILLS UNDER $500 (54 bills - not listed) $9,311.39 TOTAL REVENUE FUND $24,612.80 INFRA FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount Construction Analysis & Management, Inc., services $800.00 TOTAL INFRA FUND $800.00 ROAD & BRIDGE FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount Bruening Rock Products, Inc., rock $5,048.24 Fillmore County Treasurer-Credit Card, other travel expense $605.04 G & K Services, supplies $788.92 Hewlett-Packard Company, equipment purchase $517.28 Hovey Oil Co., Inc., fuel $9,722.38 Hyland Motor Company, parts $790.85 Newman Signs, signs $1,665.31 Olson Explosives, Inc., supplies $892.38 Preston Auto Parts, parts $882.73 River States Truck & Trailer, parts $1,750.76 Thompson Motors of Wykoff, Inc., supplies $594.42 University of MN, registration fees $675.00 TOTAL ROAD & BRIDGE FUND BILLS OVER $500 (listed above) $23,933.31 TOTAL ROAD & BRIDGE FUND BILLS UNDER $500 (31 bills - not listed) $3,591.93 TOTAL ROAD & BRIDGE FUND $27,525.24 SANITATION FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount Liberty Tire Recycling Services MN, services $1,738.89 TOTAL SANITATION FUND BILLS OVER $500 (listed above) $1,738.89 TOTAL SANITATION FUND BILLS UNDER $500 (6 bills - not listed) $479.47 TOTAL SANITATION FUND $2,218.36 The above represents a summary of the County Board actions on the listed date. Official County Board minutes are on file in the Fillmore County Courthouse and are available for review during regular business hours. County Board meetings are usually scheduled for Tuesday mornings at 9:00 in the Commissioners’ Room in the Courthouse. Questions regarding the minutes or upcoming meetings can be directed to Karen Brown, Coordinator/Clerk of the County Board at 507/765-4566. Publish



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• ‘10 JD X724, 54” Deck, AWS/3Bag PF • ‘09 JD X724, 62 Deck, AWS • ‘09 JD X720 SE, 54” Dec, 3 Bag PF • ‘09 JD X720, 62” Sold Deck • ‘08 JD X748, 62” Deck , 4x4/Diesel Sold • ‘08 JD X728, 62” Deck, Hydro/4x4 • ‘08 JD X724, 54” Deck, AWS • ‘07 JD X744, 62” Deck, Diesel/AWS • ‘06 JD X744, 62” Deck, Diesel/AWS • ‘05 JD x485, 54” Deck • ‘04 JD X485, 62” Deck, PS/Hydl Lift • ‘03 JD X485, 62” Deck, AWS Sold • ‘03 JD X485, 54” Deck, AWS • ‘03 JD X475, 54” Deck, AWS • ‘02 JD X485, 54” Deck, PS/Hydl Lift • ‘01 JD X445, 54” Deck, AWS • ‘99 JD X425, 54” Deck, AWS

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