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Navy Seaman First Class Joseph M. Johnson now rests in peace By Barb Jeffers

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency “gives new meaning to no man left behind,” stated Patricia Farinacci, during a tribute to her uncle, Joseph M. Johnson, whose remains were escorted back home to Rushford, Minn., 76 years and 7 months after his death at Pearl Harbor. Joseph Morris Johnson (“Joe”) was born on February 4, 1919, to Helmer and Marie (Sande) Johnson in Columbus, N. Dak. Joe was the oldest of four children, with younger siblings Marilyn, Lucille and Glenn. “When Joe was 14 the family moved to Rushford,” stated Farinacci. “Joe played baseball, was in the band, was a member of

the 1935 championship football team. He loved music and played piano by ear,” she added. After graduating with the Rushford Class of 1939, Joe enlisted in the Navy on April 23, 1940. He attended basic training at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station in Illinois and then received further training as a radioman in the State of Washington. Joe reported for duty aboard the USS Oklahoma in Hawaii and was on duty when Pearl Harbor was attacked on the morning of Sunday, December 7, 1941. The first attack was a torpedo attack and the USS Oklahoma was the first ship to be hit. Having been hit by six

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Navy Seaman First Class Joseph M. Johnson was finally laid to rest, more than 76 years after he was killed aboard the USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor. Photo by Barb Jeffers

End of an era as Herman’s Standard closes Wykoff group seeks to to the current location at 131 By Barb Jeffers

Hwy 52 in Fountain. With a larger parking lot area and more service bays, the business was able to handle a larger volume of vehicles for service work. When asked why they wanted to own their own business, Herman replied, “An opportunity arose and we took it,” and the Miller’s worked hard to make that business a success. Herman’s Standard has employed countless high school kids, giving many of them their first real job, and enjoyed each and every one of those kids. “We had a lot of them,” states Linda, saying it would be difficult for them to come up with an exact number as See HERMAN’s Page 6 

repurpose empty school By R ich Wicks

There was “standing room only” at the public hearing and regular meeting of the Wykoff City Council on July 9. Council members in attendance included Mary Tjepkes, Mayor Al Williams, City Clerk Becky Schmidt, Mary Sackett and Richard Gleason. Rocky Vreeman was absent. The public hearing was held first, regarding the Main Street assessment. Daren Sikkink, representing WHKS, gave a presentation about the project, which will include one block of South Main Street, between Centennial and South Streets. He explained that this was the final assessment hearing, so anyone who wished

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to file an appeal would have to indicate that before the end of the meeting. He also explained the appeal process, and gave an overview of the project, which includes installing curb and gutter, which will widen the street slightly (to 33 feet) and upgrading the sanitary sewer to an eightinch pipe. Sikkink explained that Wykoff’s standard process is to assess 20% of the assessable costs to the property owners impacted. He said in this case, the “typical assessment” comes out to $89.04 per foot of frontage on the street. He also outlined the payment options that these property owners would have. Sikkink said the project See EMPTY SCHOOL Page 11 

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“It’s going to be different,” says Herman Miller, owner of Herman’s Standard Station in Fountain, Minn., about his upcoming retirement and closure of the business on Friday, July 27, 2018, after 47 years in business. Herman and his wife Linda, who own and operate the business together, will both be retiring after decades of serving the residents of Fillmore County. “In this business you’re never really done,” he explains, between vehicles needing service and a 24/7 tow truck service. So it will be nice “to be done with work for once,” Herman notes. In 1964, Duaine Bacon had

a gas station on the west side of Fountain which is now a private residence. “That’s where I started pumping gas when I was in high school,” states Herman. In 1966, Bacon moved from that location to the Skelly Station on the east side of Fountain where K & R Equipment is now located. “I went with him down there,” says Herman, working for Bacon for several more years. In 1971, they started on their own, says Herman, as Linda explains, “We bought the business, not the building, from Duaine and Bernie (Bernita) Bacon,” which was the start of Herman’s Standard Service. January 1978 brought about a big change as Herman and Linda moved their business

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are going to try to do,” adds Rislove. “They had all the Continued from Page 1 remains of these 388 sailors torpedoes, the ship took on water and they knew their names, and began to sink rapidly. It then but they didn’t have any way to turned upside down trapping the identify them,” he states. 429 men on board. Joseph M. “Since DNA came along — Johnson was 22 years old when they can now test the bones for he died that fateful day. DNA and then if they can find “The Oklahoma sustained a direct family member that multiple torpedo hits which can match it, they can identify caused it to quickly capsize,” it. When I was at that meeting stated Farinacci. The family was they asked for my DNA and I notified that they may never gave a sample,” states Rislove. receive Joe’s remains due to the Mitochondrial DNA is traced severity of through the the torpedo females in A young Joseph hits and subeach famM. Johnson, of sequent fire. ily and since Rushford, was Rislove R i s l o v e ’s aboard the recently mother, USS Oklalearned from Marilyn, homa, the a Navy Comwas a sister first ship mander that to Joe they hit in the this was the could use attack on only time a R i s l o v e ’s Pearl HarU.S. battleDNA sambor, Deship of that ple for a poscember 7, size has sunk. sible match. 1941. His He said one “Our remains problem f a m i l y were recentwas that hoped and ly identified there was prayed that through DNA an admiral’s Joe’s remains testing, and inspection would be returned to his of the USS identified, family. Oklahoma and finally Photo submitted scheduled in 2017 we that day so got the call to make the inspection easier all that we could bring Joe home,” of the watertight containment Farinacci stated. systems in the ship’s hull were Although Farinacci and Risleft open. When the torpe- love never knew their Uncle does hit, the battleship took on Joe, they have always felt like water quickly and was not able they knew him through their to stay afloat. mother’s and aunt’s stories. The Of the 429 sailors and marines family has also learned about killed on the USS Oklahoma, Joe from Norm Ebner, 99, the 388 of their remains were con- only living family member who sidered non-recoverable. The knew Joe. Ebner was in the remains of those 388 service same class and graduated high members were buried in a com- school with Joe in 1939 and ingled state in 61 caskets in married Joe’s sister, Lucille. 46 gravesites at Punchbowl Joe’s five nieces and two nephCemetery, also known Nation- ews and their families began al Memorial Cemetery of the planning the services and burial. Pacific, in Honolulu, Hawaii. With help from several sources “In 2015 our family was including the Navy Casualty notified that the DPAA had Assistance Division and Mortureceived funding to disinter the ary Service, the Patriot Guard, 61 caskets and try to iden- the Murphy-Johnson Legion tify the remains by the use of Post 94, Pastor Matheson and new DNA science and return Gary Hoff, among others, Joe’s the identified remains to their homecoming was just as he families,” stated Farinacci. deserved. The process of identifying Joe Joe’s remains were flown into began when Dennis Rislove, Minneapolis on Friday, July 6, Joe’s nephew, was contacted by 2018. That night a motorthe DPAA. “I got invited to a cycle brigade led by the Amermeeting in Green Bay for fami- ican Legion Riders provided lies of the Oklahoma,” explains an escort into Rushford, along Rislove. “I was always interest- with local police and fire trucks ed in this, so I went,” he said. with their lights flashing. “They did a program on The streets of Rushford were what’s going on and what they lined with men, women and


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children of all ages wearing a 21 gun salute and the play- bers who have passed away patriotic colors, placing their ing of “Taps.” Representatives would have been “ecstatically hands over their hearts, wav- from the U.S. Navy and The happy” about Joe being home, ing flags, holding up signs and Office of Veterans Affairs were as they spent their whole lives several saluting the hearse as it in attendance. Honorary pall- being told that there was no drove by. A patriot honor guard bearers were members of the way to recover him and that and naval color guard attended Murphy-Johnson American this was impossible. The family Legion Post, which is partially had a funeral for Joe in 1942, the remains that evening. as they thought his remains A tribute service was held named in honor of Joe. would never at Rushford come home. Lutheran “Our most sincere hope is that American FariChurch Saturday, July 7, MIAs will be found and brought home nacci shared family’s with people to their families to be honored as we the gratitude to from near and the DPAA far attendhonor our Joe today.” Patricia Farinacci. for “their tireing, including less work to many service members. The church was full Following the ceremony at recover the remains of Ameriof those wishing to pay their the cemetery all were welcome can MIA’s all over the world respects. The service ended to gather at Veterans Park at and to reunite them with their with the large crowd in atten- Creekside Park in Rushford for families,” she said, noting that there are over 70,000 MIAs dance singing “America the fellowship and refreshments. Beautiful,” which seemed a very Laying Joe to rest in Rushford from WWII alone. is “closure, I guess, but bitter- “Our most sincere hope is fitting tribute to Joe. Joe was then laid to rest at sweet as his siblings all passed that American MIAs will be Rushford Lutheran Cemetery, away without knowing Joe was found and brought home to next to his mother and father able to come home,” said Fari- their families to be honored as we honor our Joe today,” stated and close to his sisters, with nacci. full military honors including Rislove said the family mem- Farinacci.

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C ommentary The Christian Right’s hypocrisy An open letter to Aaron Bishop to have any semblance of truth By Todd Pearson and its impending downfall many atheists must adhere to Spring Valley, MN

By Herb Panko Chatfield, MN We are presently in the midst of two alarming trends, both connected and destructive. The first is our devolvement into an uncivil, tribal society, fed by a coarseness of language and the Herb Panko treatment of our opponents to despicable disrespect and cruelty. Although he may not have started this trend, Trump has capitalized on this disgusting movement and exploited it to further his own selfish ends. The second trend is the alarming, baffling, and enthusiastic acceptance of this president by mainly the religious right (the Evangelicals). Although not to the same extent, mainline churches (Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian etc.) have also excused this type of behavior in the president. Immoral and crude behavior are not new to politics and religion, of course, but what is new is the shocking extent the religious right has gone to in excusing such behaviors in our president. Evangelicals seem to be oblivious that that they have made a pact with the devil by tying their fortunes to the most corrupt, deceitful, profane, and cruel president this country has ever known. No UnChristian quality that this president possesses seems to disqualify him from their adoration. He is readily accepted into their “Christian” fold. His bullying, racism, his cruel belittling of his opponents, his childish nameEditorial Cartoon

calling, his constant lying, his encouragement of physical violence against the counter demonstrators at his rallies, his over-bearing egotism, and general lack of common decency towards his opponents are all ignored by his religious lap dogs. They have associated their Christian faith with all the sins and evils their Christian Bible warns them against. The love of the Evangelicals for Trump is not news for most political observers. What many do not know, however, is that according the Pew Research Study and Surveys of American Religious Trends, Americans have been abandoning churches and commitment to organized religion at an alarming rate over the last 18 years. We are becoming a secular country, much like most of Europe, Japan, and other advanced countries. So why is adherence to traditional religion declining so precipitously? There are a number of reasons, but perhaps one of the most important ones is revealed in the total hypocrisy by the Christian Right (the Fundamentalists, and Evangelicals) in their implied belief that all of Trump’s immoral, unbiblical sinful behaviors don’t matter as long as he agrees with their political goals. Is it any wonder that so many people see the church as a dishonest, hypocritical institution that will throw its foundational Biblical beliefs to the wind if these beliefs are not in accord with its members’ own selfish agendas? Little do these churches seem to realize that they are contributing to their own destruction and the steady march toward a secular society.

It was with great interest that I read your commentary from June 25. I found your work engaging but lacking in explaining atheism. In your opening paragraph you wrote, “there is a severe m i s u n d e r - Todd Pearson standing among some county residents about others.” There are thousands of residents in this county that misunderstand thousands of others. This has no bearing on the subject. Human beings are possessed of fallible faculties that lead to misunderstanding; sadly unavoidable. I am a Christian, but don’t blend in with “Christian Culture.” The reality is that Christianity is cultural; not a lifestyle or commitment for most who call themselves Christian. The current climate of “American Christianity” has become westernized and bears little likeness to the early Church or churches that sprang from the Reformation. This is a result of Therapeutic Moralistic Deism. It means that calling yourself a Christian makes you okay with God. This results in functionally atheistic Christians. Is this important? Yes. It helps us to understand the great divide between our views. You wrote, “Atheism has no dogmas. Atheism has no creed. Atheism has no tenet.” What you didn’t recognize is that is actually a creed. A creed is a set of aims which guide someone’s actions. To have made the quoted statement you must be dogmatic that atheism has no dogmas, creeds or tenets. Furthermore for your statement

it. This defeats the statement in context. I am reminded of many Christians I experience in my daily life; they often say that they also are not dogmatic about their beliefs. You go on to list all of the ways that atheists differ from one another. These anecdotal statements are not support for your argument; they are observations of the human condition. You could find Christians in many of those examples as well. That doesn’t validate my argument; nor does it validate yours. I am saddened that professing Christians make claims that atheists have no moral compass. I have heard this often. As orthodox and conservative as I am in my doctrine, I disagree with any Christian that would say atheist have no moral compass. Because of my orthodox doctrine I know for a fact that atheists do possess a moral compass. Most atheists follow some variation of what atheist philosopher Stefan Molnyeux refers to as Universally Preferable Behavior. Atheists often refer to societal mores for their definition of what is good or evil (if they acknowledge evil). The problem with this is that society is fickle. What society calls good today can change rapidly. Lest we forget, it was societal values that led to the

Government this week Monday, July 16 • Rushford-Peterson School Board, Forum Room, 5:30 p.m. • Preston City Council, Council Chambers, 6 p.m. • Kingsland School Board, Choir Room, 6:30 p.m. • Chatfield School Board, High School Media Center, 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 17 • Mabel-Canton School Board, Media Center, 6 p.m. • Rushford Village City Council, Village Hall, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 19 • Houston School Board, High School Library, 6 p.m. • Fillmore County Planning and Zoning Commission, Courthouse, 7 p.m. • Lanesboro School Board, Elementary Library, 7 p.m. Monday, July 23 • Spring Valley City Council, City Hall, 6 p.m. • City of Rushford City Council, City Hall, 6:30 p.m. • Chatfield City Council, City Hall, 7 p.m. Schedule subject to change.

Holocaust, the Armenian Genocide the Trail of Tears and scores of other tragedies; not the least of which is the American Genocide, that has caused the murder of almost 61,000,000 pre-born babies in the USA. Societal values are shifting constantly. This is not a foundation that one can base their moral compass upon. As a point of illustration; the American Psychiatric Association as recently as 2013 decided to make shifts in how pedophilia is listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. The APA wants to draw a line between those pedophiles that actually want to act on their urges and those who do not. In short, what I am saying is that while I would never accuse any atheist I have met of having no moral compass, I would tell you that your moral compass must be taken from the Christian world view. You know good from evil when you encounter it because Scripture says in Romans 2 “God has written His law on your heart.” While your assertion may be that atheists do not need God to be good people; you simply cannot define what is good without borrowing from the Christian world view. The Christian world view is possessed of an external objective eternal moral source that defines good and evil. The atheistic worldview, if taken to its most logical end, is based on subjective shifting societal emotions. If the common atheistic assertion is true that we are only bags of stardust, then atheists have no foundations for the moral compass that they possess.

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C ommentary Is the power to destroy greater than the power to create? By Yvonne Nyenhuis My Mother’s favorite mantra was, “A place for everything and everything in it’s place!” We all long for order in our lives. We establish boundaries and patterns of behavior to ensure our control. Yvonne As it turns Nyenhuis out, much that happens to us is not in our control. We struggle to keep from drowning in the flood of events — personal, community, national and international that ambush us. As we move into the future we see before us our vision of America where there is Freedom, Justice, Opportunity and Security. In order to keep these ideals operating we must be diligent in our search for the truth. Compromise is not always possible. Sometimes the choice we have is simply between what is “right” and what is “wrong”! “Global warming” is a reality. It is not a matter of opinion. “Income disparity” continues to grow. People may find employment in today’s economy but their income doesn’t cover their expenses. “Healthcare” is an ongoing concern, intensified by addiction to opiates and gun violence. Regulations protecting our water, air and ground have been cut allowing toxins to invade our environment. The conundrum caused by “immigration” has always been with us. The present administration is using the plight of refugees to divide our nation and fan the winds of fear and paranoia. The reality is we need these people. Americans are living longer and families are having fewer children. If we want to grow the economy, pay taxes and support Social Security, we need to take new people into the country to help us meet the cost. It has been a source of concern for me that our current President

spends his time denigrating professional people, our institutions, our allies, and saying the press is the “enemy of the people”! Many years ago I sat in my dining room at 2901 Girard Avenue and watched as the house next door was torn down. Trucks arrived at 8 a.m. A wrecking ball was hurled into action, reducing the house to a broken pile, a tangle of wood sticks and mortar. The debris was loaded into dumpsters a half block long and carted away. Tractors leveled and smoothed the ground where the house had stood. By 1 p.m. the area became a parking lot. I don’t know all that is involved in building a house. I do know it takes planning, materials, carpenters, electricians, plumbers and time. Destroying what they built was accomplished in one morning. Another memory I have is a friend who was brought down on the streets of Chicago by a single bullet in a drive-by shooting. In that moment a wife lost her husband and children lost their father. It takes knowledge, talent, perseverance and time to build friendships, government institutions, learn to play an instrument, paint a picture, build a bridge, grow flowers and vegetables. It doesn’t take skill to tear apart what others have created. This is not a time for complacency. If we want to preserve the promise for a “more perfect union” for our country and the world we must diligently seek truth and facts and establish an authentic foundation for confronting the problems we face. We have to get out of the comfort zone and embrace political candidates who have integrity and care about education and healthcare. As I write this, bombs made in the United States are falling in Yemen, killing helpless civilians and devastating their land. I will continue to wonder, “Is the power to destroy greater than the power to create?”

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Letter about Three simple rules... To the Editor, With all the headlines and news reports lately about the enormous proposed factory hog farm in Newburg Township, one might wonder how to decide what the “right” thing to do is. John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist Church made such a decision easy with his three simple rules: 1) Do no harm. 2) Do good. 3) Stay in love with God. We can apply these three simple rules to this situation, and almost any other situation in life! DO NO HARM. Don’t do something which has the clear potential to create lasting harm to yourself, your family or your neighbors. In the case of the Catalpa LLC proposal, a rupture in the 8-million-gallon manure pit at the site or the runoff from manure spreading has the clear potential to harm the drinking water of citizens all around Newburg Township, Fillmore County and on downstream to the Mississippi. That is harm. Do no harm. DO GOOD. Be respectful of people and the environment. The ResponsibleAgInKarstCountry group has widely publicized the need for scientific information regarding the potential negative impacts of this proposed huge factory hog farm on the economy, the physical/biological environment, the quality of life, the roads, and the air. Getting all the information about the potential negative impacts BEFORE the facility is built is doing good. STAY IN LOVE WITH GOD. God created this world and provided it to humans for caretaking. Stewardship of the land, the water and the air is the responsibility of all of us. We are charged with passing our beautiful land on to the next generation in the same or better condition than we received it. Advocating for preservation of the natural beauty of karst country is one way of staying in love with God. Pamela Seebach Canton, Minn.

Letter about NFL protest movement... To the Editor, As I understand the article in the July 9, 2018, Journal, it appears that Ron Scheevel, an “Old Soldier,” believes that the NFL players are anti veterans. I can agree that the national debt is a concern and that we are taxed a lot. However, if you look at the level of taxes on the wealthy today, it is approximately 40%. In 1944 the tax level was at 94% and during the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s the top federal tax level never dipped below 70%. Maybe the wealthy could pay more today. I would like to disagree with his premise that NFL players are anti veterans. The original protest movement was really against police brutality and racism. It eventually morphed into a resistance to Pres. Donald Trump because he weighed in on the issue. Actually sitting, taking a knee or standing with arms locked is in the tradition of sports stars as they speak to what they believe to be right for our country. It is not a protest against the American flag or American veterans. Baseball great Jackie Robinson wrote, “I cannot stand and sing the anthem knowing I am a black man in a white world.” Muhammad Ali took a major political stand against the Vietnam War and went to jail for it. If you remember, it wasn’t until 2009 that primetime players came on the field for the National anthem. So why is this new policy of being able to stay in the locker room such a terrible affront to American veterans? This has only become an issue because as usual, Donald Trump wanted to be in the center of the news and wanted to appear to be extremely patriotic! Kathie Haynes Canton, MN

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Letter about Ron Scheevel’s commentary of July 9, 2018... To the Editor, I can understand Mr. Scheevel’s frustration with all the different personal taxes he is confronted with. Yet IBM made $6 billion in profits in 2015 and paid no federal tax. American Airlines made $4.6 billion in profits and paid no federal tax. Johnson Controls made $1 billion in profits and paid no federal tax. In fact, one out of five billion dollar profit corporations paid no federal tax in 2015. Add to that tax shelters, tax refunds and moving corporate headquarters to other countries. Billion dollar profit corporations are bankrupting our federal treasury by bypassing paying their fair share of taxes and keeping their profits for their own use on the guise of stimulating the economy. We are now facing the greatest tax deficit in history because of the corporate pressured tax reform giving more of corporate profits back to corporations, again skipping the federal treasury. So when Mr. Scheevel goes to Mother Hubbard’s cupboard and finds it already bare, he can start suspecting that no one is filling the cupboard and start wondering where the contents are going. A hint may be corporate profits and the ability to influence government decision making. Jack Bratrud Preston, Minn.

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there were so many. “They were good helpers,” Linda says. As Herman and Linda began naming off some of the high school kids that have worked for them over the years their smiles got bigger and their eyes started twinkling, reminiscing and remembering more names as they thought back. “We’ve had a lot of good high school kids,” Herman noted, adding, “we never had a bit of trouble with any of them — they were all good kids,” and they have enjoyed watching as those kids became adults and have gotten married and

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began their careers — some even becoming business owners themselves. Their son Brent has worked at Herman’s since he was in high school as well, although he likes to say he has worked there since kindergarten as he was in one of the last classes to attend school in what is now the historical center in Fountain, which is located right next to Herman’s, so he would walk over to the station after school. Brent is undecided about his future plans at this time. The Millers very much appreciate their long-time employees who have given years of dedicated service. Paul Gade has worked at Herman’s Standard

Herman and Linda Miller are closing their business Herman’s Standard, afer decades of service. Photo by Barb Jeffers

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for over 40 years and has been an asset to the business with his knowledge and dependability. Gade had previously planned on retiring in 2018 anyway, so when Herman’s closes its doors Gade will lay down his wrench. Caleb Comstock has also been a very loyal employee, having worked at Herman’s Standard for over 20 years. Another trusted employee is Kaleb Himli who has been working at Herman’s Standard for four years. “The work is pretty grinding and they work a lot of hours and it’s hard work,” states Herman. There have been many changes over the years aside from changing locations. In May 1998 Herman’s stopped providing gasoline and removed the gas pumps. “That was a change,” explains Herman, but it also gave them more time to focus on service work. “Vehicles have changed a lot,” comments Herman, adding, “and there is a lot of change coming” as well. Vehicles have changed a lot, tires have changed a lot, and so have other aspects of the business, according to Herman. “Everybody owns many more vehicles now than they used to. It used to be one car to a family, now they have a few cars to a family and they all have to be running because they have places to go,” he states. As far as office work and

recordkeeping, “that’s completely different,” notes Herman. “After we took it over you could do the bookwork in an hour, now it’s hours every day — you’re never done with it,” he explains. Although they will close the doors of Herman’s Standard on July 27, they will probably have more to do after that, says Herman. “Not working on customers cars, but getting everything cleaned up,” states Linda. The building has been sold to Jason and Mary Schwarz of Fountain and is going to house a Pioneer Seed business. Herman and Linda would like to express a sincere thank you to all their long time cus-

tomers. It has been a pleasure for them getting to know so many wonderful people. When asked their plans after closing Herman’s Standard, the Miller’s did not have any quick answers other than obviously spending more time with their family which includes son Craig, his wife Kaari, and their two sons and their son Brent, his wife Suzy, and their two sons. Herman’s plans are to “sit down and rest a minute” once his work at Herman’s Standard is officially done. Thank you to Herman and Linda Miller for 47 years of dedicated service to the residents of Fillmore County. Enjoy retirement!

Herman and Linda Miller stand in front of their business, Herman’s Standard, which will be closing July 27, 2018, after decades of service. Photo by Barb Jeffers

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Questions about having chickens in Fountain ruffles some feathers

Emily Root hands out a sample ordinance concerning chickens to the Fountain City Council. Photo by Barb Jeffers By Barb Jeffers As the Fountain City Council met on July 11, 2018, the topic of residents keeping chickens in town was on the agenda, which has been the case for several months. All council members were present at the meeting including Mayor Richard Kujath, Jim Schott, Bryan Ostby, David Gudmundson, Chad Wangen and City Clerk Ronda Flattum. Listed in the fourth slot on the agenda, Mayor Kujath read Emily Root’s name and stated, “I’m not sure why you’re here because we told you why and we told you no last time,” as she addressed the council. Emily Root approached the council with a petition to reopen the discussion on allowing chickens to be kept in town. According to Root, of 28 households she canvassed, 21 of

the households support having chickens allowed in town. She also had an example ordinance written up for chickens that she shared with the council. Michael Root then spoke saying, “I feel we went about it the right way,” explaining to the council what their plans were and what they would like to do. “We were hoping you guys would meet us halfway,” he said, adding, “obviously that didn’t happen.” Colleen Foehrenbacher then voiced her support for allowing chickens to be kept in town, saying, “It’s not like we are reinventing the wheel — there are many, many towns in this area that have chickens and it’s going well.” Resident Tony Foehrenbacher stated, “What’s the difference between one person having one chicken as a pet, or a parakeet, or a cat — what’s

the difference — a chicken is no different than having any other domesticated bird if it’s living in your house — what’s the difference — just because you classify it as a ‘farm animal’ that has nothing to do with the issues that are surounded by owning one or the problems inherent in raising them or taking care of them.” “We just want you to let us try,” stated Emily Root as the discussion continued. “We are not going to change your guys’ minds at all,” stated Michael Root. “Ultimately, though, your personal opinions don’t actually matter because you’re public servants. It’s not about what you want around your house,” said Tony Foehrenbacher, adding, “as a resident of the town your opinion matters — as a public servant you shouldn’t be considering your own opinions, you should be considering what the town wants.” “That’s what we are looking at,” said Kujath, “you know, this is going to bring up a lot of other issues later on about different types of animals.” “No it won’t,” stated Tony Foehrenbacher. “It’s outlined in the ordinance that they are not allowed,” commented Emily Root. “Somebody will be here just like you, persisting to have goats,” stated Kujath. Tony Foehrenbacher answered, “That’s the same argument that people made about gay marriage, saying that how people are going to marry animals — like it’s a gateway thing and that’s so ridiculous. It’s the most closeminded, anti-

quated way of thinking.” “We’re not here to talk aboutthat,” stated Ostby. Tony Foehrenbacher answered, “No, but think about that in your own conscience, like, you know that you’re not thinking about this in an openminded way. You shut it down before it hit the doorstep and you should be ashamed of yourselves as public servants for that. If you don’t want to deal with it then don’t be in your public service standpoint and let someone else step in and take over that role,” said Tony Foehrenbacher. “What’s wrong with giving it a trial year and see what happens?” asked Sharon Miller. “Step down,” stated Michael Root. As the conversation began to build in emotion, Michael said to the mayor, “I don’t want to single you out but your comment when she walked up there and said that, that is just wrong,” to which Kujath replied, “What’s that?” The “I don’t know why you’re here,” (comment) — that is wrong,” stated Michael Root. “No, it isn’t because...,” said Kujath as Michael Root interjected, saying, “Yes it is wrong — we are taxpayers in this town, we are taxpayers in this county — and we pay for your position.” Kujath replied, “But the last time she was here we said we stand firm with the ordinance,” that the City of Fountain has in place. Michael continued, “She is going to come to every single meeting until she gets you to listen to her — I know she will — I know as a fact — so you

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might as well put it right on the agenda every single meeting because she will be here and I will be here.” Colleen Foehrenbacher then offered to go knock on more doors to get additional signatures for the petition. “If that’s what it takes to show you that the town supports this,” she said. A motion was made and approved to hold a public hearing on the city ordinance concerning chickens. The council directed the interested parties to appear before the zoning committee initially. The council will take into consideration the recommendation by the zoning committee and make the decision whether or not to hold a public meeting. Heidi “Bly” Jones, who is running for Fillmore County Auditor/Treasurer, attended the council meeting to introduce herself to the council. Fountain resident Sharon Miller and Gabby Kinnenberg with the Preston Chamber of Commerce attended the council meeting to offer a suggestion that the City of Fountain participate in a community flag project as Preston and many other towns have activated. The community flag project would be a fundraiser for community projects. Flags would be “rented” to residents and flags and flag poles would be put up and taken down by volunteers to specific holidays selected. Start up funds may be available through a grant from the Preston Area Community Foundation. Sharon Miller will look for two additional volunteers to spearhead the project and will report back to the council at a future meeting. Consent agenda items approved included minutes from the May 2, 2018, regular meeting, treasurer’s report, monthly bills, fire department bills, and MPFA - G.O. Bond payment. Also approved were purchases of new overhead doors for the fire hall, a used plow truck from the State of Minnesota in the amount of $10,000, and a building permit for Keith Raaen for a shed. Flattum will receive election training July 17 and 19, either attending in person or completing the training online. Officer Matt Schultz noted there has been “a little uptick in activity” since last month. There was a discussion about the need for extra enforcement on Cty Rd. 8 past the ball field due to a high volume of people driving in excess of the speed limit. Jackie Hrstka and Ron Huey requested a 10-minute parking sign to be placed outside their business, Huey’s Liquor, to keep parking spaces open for their customers’ convenience. A portable sign will be made available to Huey’s Liquor, which will be in place only during business hours. A special event liquor license was granted for the 2018 Town & County ball games.

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Obituaries Judson Churchill Judson Churchill, age 74, of Rochester, formerly of Spring Valley, died peacef ully in his sleep on Monday, July 9, 2018 Funeral ser vice for Judson Churchill Judson was held at Churchill 1 p.m. Friday, July 13, 2018, at Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley, with Pastor Donna Dempewolf officiating. Burial took place at Frankford Cemetery. Visitation was held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service. Hindt Funeral Home assisted the family. Judson Robert Churchill was born January 25, 1944, to Robert and Eileen (Root) Churchill in Spring Valley, Minn. He attended and graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1962. After graduation Judson enlisted in the United States Air Force from 1962-1968, serving in the Philippines. Upon his discharge he attended school at Mankato State University. On April 1, 1999, he was united in marriage to Pamela Toogood in Panama City Beach, Fla. Judd loved to spend time outdoors, especially at the family farm. He enjoyed boating and looked forward to his Friday night dates with his best

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friend, Bob Johnson. He had a passion for motorcycles and old cars, and if something was broken he would find a way to fix it. Judd cherished time spent with his family. He was a great husband, dad, grandpa, brother, uncle, and friend. Judson is survived by his wife Pam, children: Jenny Churchill of Rochester, Minn., Jason (Tara) Churchill of Rochester, Minn., Travis (Brooke) Hewitt of Bozeman, Mont., Matthew Hewitt of Rochester, Minn., and Adam (Terry) Hewitt, Rochester, Minn.; 10 grandchildren, mother Eileen Churchill of Spring Valley, a sister, Judy Wille and brother, Jon Churchill, both of Spring Valley; brother-in-law Lee (Karen) Toogood and sister-inlaw Holly (Mike) Holst, both of Plainview; his lifelong friend Bob Johnson of Racine, Minn., and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Churchill. Online condolences may be left at www.Hindtfuneralhomes. com.

be a private family service and burial at a later date. Memorials may be mailed to the Halvorson family at 206 Iowa Ave, Apt #4, Decorah, Iowa 52101. Gary Ronald Halvorson was born on November 10, 1955, the son of Donald and June (Barth) Halvorson in Decorah, Iowa. Gary was baptized at Hauge Lutheran Church and confirmed at Hesper Lutheran Church. He attended MabelCanton Schools. Gary enlisted in the Army, where he later received a medical discharge due to his bad knees. He drove truck for many years. Gary had a great sense of humor, just like his dad. He had many friends and will be missed by all of them. Gary is survived by his wife Jacqueline Ruth Halvorson, parents Donald and June Halvorson, Decorah, Iowa; sisters Elaine (Tom) Livezey, Greenville, Tex., and Darlene (Dennis) Gibson, Pittsburg, Tex.; eight nieces and nephews: Christopher Austin, Decorah, Iowa, Scott (Tiff ) Gary Halvorson Livezey, Greenville, Tex., Jen Gary Halvorson, age 62, nifer (Donald) Hooker, The of Shreveport, La., formerly Colony, Tex., Charles Jr. (Tifof Mabelfany) Halvorson, WashingHesper area, ton, Iowa, Louann “Tweety” joined his (Joe) Rilling, Burr Oak, Iowa, Heavenly Solomon (Rachel) Halvorson, Father on Des Moines, Iowa, Uriah (JorWed ne sdan) Halvorson and Andrew day, June (Andrea) Halvorson, both of 6, 2018, at La Crosse, Wis. his home in Gary was preceded in death Gary Louisiana. by his older brother Charles Halvorson There will Donald Halvorson, grandparents Hans and Mabel Halvorson, Earl and Helen Barth, and Arnold and Hazel Erland.

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Chester W. McKay Chester Wilbur McKay, 94, died June 30, 2018, at his home in Harmony. He had been in failing health the last month. Chester was born on October 18, 1923, Chester McKay in Amherst Township to Harry and Hilda

The FCJ reaches over 13,000 households each week. (Peterson) McKay, the oldest of seven children. He attended O’Hara Country School and graduated from Harmony High School in 1942. He went on to work at the Lanesboro Sales Barn and several other jobs while farming the Family Century Farm. He lived his entire life on the farm until moving to the Harmony Manor in September of 2010. In later years he enjoyed the older tractors, anything from pulling to racing to being in a parade. He also enjoyed being out on the farm or riding his four wheeler around the countryside. he could spend hours talking to friends and helping anyone out. Chester is survived by his twin sisters, Marilyn Ludens

of Harmony and Marjorie (Adrian) Johnson of Silver Bay, Minn. He is also survived by 11 nieces and two nephews, and several great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Hilda McKay and sisters Phyllis, Frances, Donna and Harriet; all four brothers-inlaw including Marilyn’s husband Louie Ludens. Chester was a member of the CantonScotland Presbyterian Church. His memorial service will be held at the Richland Prairie/ Scotland Church on Sunday, July 22 for family, relatives and close friends at 10 a.m. after the regular church service with Rev. Margaret Jumonville. Interment will be in the Scotland Cemetery at a later date.

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Rushford seeking changes at county, state levels County transition to complete this cost share burden means to recent legislative action, as well as managed IT services By Kirsten Zoellner The Monday, July 9 Rushford your budget. The numbers speak projects and areas of concern for Council meeting saw no official action on general business. However, two topics that affect the city and its residents were discussed at length. City Administrator Tony Chladek has taken a lead position, along with Krista Ross, of Southeastern Libraries Cooperating (SELCO), and Tara Johnson, Library Director for Lanesboro Public Library. The aim of their efforts is a reform in how Fillmore County provides funds to municipal libraries. Currently, there are seven public libraries within the county: Chatfield, Harmony, Lanesboro, Mabel, Preston, Rushford, and Spring Valley. Working cooperatively, the libraries and SELCO compiled data to support their request for additional county funding. Chladek, Ross, and Johnson met July 3 to discuss the findings. Circulation share and budget costs levels indicate a significant number of county residents are receiving services from these municipal libraries. The service rate for circulation of library materials and ebooks to county residents was 60,839 items to city residents’ 90,415 items in 2017, more than 40% of total circulation. Despite this, just $223,809, or 26% of funding, was provided by the county, while $635,917 came directly from the cities. “In short, an argument can clearly be made cities are subsidizing services being provided to county residents to the tune of $121,999,” said Chaldek in an email document. “I am told there are some county commissioners who feel the library serves no value. Explain to them what

for themselves. I have heard a number of excuses as to why the county may not participate at higher levels, but what is clear is county residents are using our services and the costs are not being shared equitably.” “This has been an ongoing issue for decades,” noted Councilor Jim O’Donnell, who also sits on the Libary Board for the City of Rushford. “It’s showing the sacrifice,” added Mayor Chris Hallum. “The long and short of it, it’s where we’re at and where we could be going. The numbers shared are just operational,” responded Chladek. “We should be talking about how we can partner.” The target funding figure is $345,800, but Chaldek acknowledged it wouldn’t happen in one year. “A percent or two a year is not progress,” he stated. “The county is preparing their budget. Now is the time to contact commissioners and get them to make a change. There is value in partnering with us to provide library services to residents in Fillmore County.” Chladek additionally encouraged city representatives to discuss the issue at their respective council meetings and to contact their county commissioner. “It’s time [sic] city’s got the support from the county for the residents being served.” In other news, the city received an annual visit and update from Elizabeth Wefel, attorney and lobbyist for Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC). Each year, a representative provides an update on results of

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cities. Wefels noted that the most recent session was less productive than they’d hoped. “Going into it, it did not look great,” she said. A bonding bill, particularly aimed at wastewater issues was successful in achieving a wastewater “Bill of Rights,” the equivalent of an instructional guide in permitting, as well as pushing the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to look at the long-term debt load of cities and to search for creative methods for assistance. “It’s such a significant area for cities,” stressed Wefels. “Regulatory reform with environment led to drawing attention to struggles our cities are facing, both because of aging infrastructure and changing requirements.” Essentially, the coalition found that amount of funding cities could receive from Public Facilities Authority wasn’t meeting the needs of citizens. “It’s going way beyond the affordability index,” she added. The coalition is pushing for supplemental grant programs. Other projects on the coalition’s radar were the Business Development Public Infrastructure grant program and further work on recovering Local Government Aid levels previously provided to Minnesota cities. “We’re trying to put it back to the level it was before there was drastic cuts,” said Wefels, laying out a two-pronged approach. “The other is formula change.” Additionally, the coalition will be pushing for further funding of city streets through Corridors of Commerce. The final bonding bill saw more than $400 million put towards roadways, but more is needed. “We need to put more money to roads,” stressed Wefels. “It’s an election year; everything is up this year. We will have a new governor. The House could shift majority and there’s a smaller chance the Senate could shift, too,” added Wefels, encouraging the city to continue to advocate for changes. “Quite frankly, it’s becoming a drinking water issue, too.” Lastly, Mayor Chris Hallum noted his pleasure with how the reception and memorial service for Joseph M. Johnson played out the previous weekend. Johnson, who was killed at Pearl Harbor aboard the USS Oklahoma, was finally laid to rest after his remains were positively identified using DNA matching. “I’m very proud of the town. It was solemn; respectful. Rushford did a great job,” noted Hallum. “It was one of those once-in-alifetime things.” “They just have four more boys to bring home (to Minnesota),” added Councillor Terri Benson. “Congratulations to the Legion for the job they did.” The next regularly scheduled council meeting is Monday, July 23, at 6:30 p.m., at city hall. The public is encouraged to attend.

By Karen Reisner The county board approved a transition plan from the current Information Technology staff to complete managed IT services at their July 10 meeting. At the last board meeting, a three-year contract with Marco for 24/7 coverage was approved. The transition to Marco complete managed IT services is to be complete by October 15. This service will eliminate the need for the IT staff, Jeff Cooper and Scott Johnson. County Coordinator Bobbie Vickerman said the employees were the hard part of the decision. Both IT staff members have agreed to work with Marco during the transition period. The question is, are there alternative positions within the county for those people? Vickerman explained that Johnson had transferred from a position within the Social Services Department. The board approved a transition plan to offer Johnson a position in Social Services, income maintenance eligibility worker, which would be at a similar pay scale. Jeff Cooper is in a higher position and will continue on staff through the transition period. He is seeking employment outside of the county, but is eligible to seek a different job within the county. Other business in brief • The county is negotiating a three-year contract with SELCO. There are seven libraries in Fillmore County. The committee has proposed a raise of $5,500 for each year of the three-year contract. A motion was approved to make this offer: $233,809 for 2019, $239,309 for 2020, and $244,809 for 2021. • A request to advertise for bids for a bridge replacement on CSAH 1, south of Ostrander was

approved. County Engineer Ron Gregg explained it is important to replace the bridge this year. A concrete overlay of this section is planned for next year. • Solid Waste administrator Drew Hatzenbihler presented three bids to draft a Minnesota Pollution Control Agency permit application. All bidders could produce a working permit for the Resource Recovery Center. The low bid from Wenck in the amount of $8,000 for labor and expenses was approved contingent on approval of the contract by county attorney Brett Corson. • The hire of Keyser Wenthold as a summer intern for the Highway Department was approved. Approval was given to start with an internal posting to advertise for a replacement shop foreman in the Highway Department. The Personnel Committee and the county engineer will review applications. • Approval was given to promote Corey Merkel, jailer, to the position of jail programmer/ trainer. Commissioner Randy Dahl expressed his disappointment that this position remained unfilled for a year and a half. The lack of a programmer was cited in the recent Jail Inspection Report. • The temporary hire of Char Miner for the election staff was approved. • Commissioner Duane Bakke commented on the Emergency Management Plan that has been adopted by the Fillmore County Fair Board. He said he appreciated that Emergency Manager Don Kullot assisted the Fair Board with the drafting of the plan. It is well done. The plan was reviewed by the county attorney and will be in place for this year’s fair.

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Canton questions validity of variance permit By Miranda Cox A majority of the brief amount of time that elapsed during the regularly scheduled Canton City Council meeting on July 12 related to the topic of a variance permit for a privacy fence desired by Nicholas and Kayla Nichols. The wish for the fence, anticipated to enclose the entire yard, is said to have stemmed from Kayla’s plans to open a daycare in the near future. However, after marking out what the current

zoning ordinance would allow, the individual expressed discontent, feeling that the expanse would fail to be big enough and leading her to fill out the application for a variance. Nonetheless, after reviewing the particular details relating to the filing of such, councilmembers felt as if enlarging the encompassed area did not come up to the established standard or enabled it to qualify for a variance due to it not being a “hardship.” Quite simply,

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all believed that those involved would not be barred from using the property by adhering to the current ordinance. In addition, with plans of the fence to measure around six feet tall and be constructed out of solid wood, worry was evident regarding possible problems with visibility at the nearby intersection, with some dubbing the barrier a “public hazard.” Furthermore, with the request being interpreted as incomplete due to it failing to include the prerequisite drawing plan, the matter was tabled, with Mayor Donivee Johnson suggesting that through further communication it be recommended that the couple stake out the perimeter of the fence to give a more comprehensible idea to the city and public. With both Public Works Director Jon Nordsving and Councilmember Jim Davis absent due to a seminar in Rushford, Mayor Johnson took it upon herself to articulate of the plan to hire the township, anticipating that this would be the most effective route, to create a ditch along East Prairie Avenue. With new fiber optics being installed, the ditch will function similar to a waterway, with hopes to increase its depth eastward to allow for drainage out of town. The topic will be later discussed following the availability of more information made by Nordsving.




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The FCJ reaches over 13,000 households each week. Revisiting the source of a fair amount of discussion of last month’s meeting, those present were informed that the Hudson family agreed to move their family reunion to follow the Canton Day Off breakfast to enable each to use the town hall. Approving a proposal by Mayor Johnson, it was unanimously decided that all rent owed by the Hudson family will be waived. Nordsving is also currently in the midst of getting measurements for the purpose of a chip seal coating application around town. With a little under $30,000 budgeted, more particulars will be clear upon calculations being finalized. The Canton Manor is presently working on repaving certain sections of their parking lot. Therefore, residents will be parking on Prairie Avenue until the project, which is projected to take around a week, is complete. Postcards can be soon expected from Minnesota Energy Resources explaining various kits offering water and energy saving products. A meeting including the Mabel-Canton School Board, Mabel City Council, and Canton City Council is set to occur at the Mabel-Canton School Library on July 24 at 6 p.m. As a reminder, filing for the general election will take place between July 31 and August 14. Members also provided answers to a few specific questions involv-

ing such, of which confirmed that if an individual is filing for himself or herself, a witness will need to sign off, though the process continues to remain strictly confidential. The council additionally authorized a resolution stating the intentions of the city relating to the tax-forfeited property previously belonging to Dwayne Hall are that it be named for public auction. The meeting closed with Councilmember Charlie Warner opting to compliment Nordsving and Davis on a job well done on ridding the alley near the city’s car wash and laundromat of potholes. The next Canton City Council meeting will be held at Canton Town Hall on August 8 at 7 p.m.

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would likely start very soon (in July or August), and should be completed this fall. One property owner spoke up, asking if the curb cut could be altered at his property; Sikkink indicated this should be possible. No other property owners spoke up, and the council voted to set the assessment as submitted. The council also voted to approve taking out a $250,000 “Micro Loan” and awarded the project to the low bidder, Generation X Construction. During the regular council meeting, the topic that garnered the most discussion was a proposal by a group called Wykoff By Design. Susan Nash addressed the council, explaining that the group held a community meeting on July 8, and got strong support for the idea of finding new uses for the vacant school building

in Wykoff, which she likened to turning “lemons into lemonade.” She said about 45 citizens had attended the community meeting, and the clear consensus was for requesting Kingsland to grant an additional three-month period before deciding what to do with the building. There was also strong support for the idea that “Wykoff deserves to have some say” in what happens to the building. It was clarified that although Wykoff By Design has ideas for ways to repurpose the building, no interested investors have yet been found. Becky Schmidt pointed out that she’s learned that although such vacant buildings may appear to be full of opportunity, they are usually full of financial potholes for whoever owns them, including ongoing heating and maintenance, as well as any required clean-up (such as asbestos or other hazardous materials). After lengthy discussion,

Susan Nash favors finding new uses for the Wykoff school building. Photo by Rich Wicks

Monday, July 16, 2018 the council agreed to draft a letter of support asking for Kingsland to give the additional three months before deciding. One citizen (Spencer) spoke up to describe a recent incident in which he claims that council member Rocky Vreeman shouted angrily at him, unprovoked, while Spencer was walking with his daughter. Spencer said he feels this “offensive behavior” was a breach of the city’s Code of Conduct, and he would simply request an apology. Mayor Williams will bring the issue up with Vreeman. The council discussed what to do about the “Cavanaugh building,” with the two main options being to keep it or auction it off. It is currently zoned residential. The council chose to gather more information, and to hold a “workshop” meeting on July 17 at 7 p.m. to discuss the matter further. Schmidt asked the council to consider approving her to purchase a credit card machine, so that citizens can pay the city via credit cards. She pointed out that each such payment would also incur an additional fee of roughly 2.5% for using the service. The council approved this purchase. The council also voted to reimburse Doreen Bergo for a portion of sidewalk she replaced after it was damaged by one of the city’s trees. The meeting adjourned at 9:20 p.m. The council’s next regular meeting will be Monday, August 13 at 7 p.m.


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Gas prices climb as summer driving begins, POET calls on EPA to move quickly for E15 relief Year-round E15 sales would save drivers up to 15 cents/gallon June 1, 2018 – With nationwide gas prices hitting a fouryear high – above $3 per gallon – POET is calling on the EPA to give summer drivers access to high-octane E15 fuel and save consumers as much as 15 cents per gallon. E15, a 15% biofuel blend, is currently available in 29 states and more than 1,300 U.S. locations. However, most retailers do not offer the low-cost fuel because burdensome rules limit its use and confuse consumers. Out-of-date regulations unnecessarily prohibit E15 for most drivers more than three months of the year. “Americans expecting a tax break this year could see those dollars eaten up by skyrocketing fuel costs,” said Kyle Gilley, POET Sr. Vice President of Communications and External Affairs. “President Trump has committed to fixing the regulatory problem and providing a long-term solution to fluxuating gas prices. We are calling on Administrator Pruitt and the EPA to act quickly to allow year-round sales of E15.” E15 has been proven effec-

tive — with more than four billion miles driven by U.S. consumers — and is approved for all vehicles 2001 or newer. Biofuels are lower cost in part because they are made in the United States by U.S. workers with a feedstock grown on U.S. farms. The biofuels industry supports 400,000 jobs nationwide. “When drivers fill up with biofuels, they not only save money, they support American jobs, rural communities and national security,” Gilley said. “EPA approval of year-round E15 use will have a dramatic impact on our country. It needs to happen now.” About POET POET, the world’s largest biofuels producer, is a leader in biorefining through its efficient, vertically integrated approach to production. The 30-year-old company has a network of 27 production facilities. POET, through its joint venture with DSM, also operates a commercial-scale cellulosic biofuel plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa. For more information, visit http://www.

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Spring Valley sets hearing on ATV usage By Rich Wicks The Spring Valley City Council held a public hearing and a regular council meeting on July 9. Members present were Tony Archer, Todd Jones, Mayor Jim Struzyk, Mike Hadland and City Administrator Deb Zimmer. Jessy Betts was absent. The public hearing was regarding the councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposal to prohibit dogs in South Park. Citizens spoke up on each side of the issue. The council pointed out that if adopted, the resolution would only pertain to South Park, since they feel the others parks, which include portions of the bike trail, are very popular places for citizens to walk dogs. They felt that if South Park eliminates dogs, at least citizens would have one park without worries about dogs or dog droppings. The council voted to adopt the resolution, including a $15 fee for each incident of violation. The council added that service animals (such as seeing-eye dogs) are exempt from this prohibition. The council also discussed installing larger signs, so that the rule

will be obvious to all park users. In the regular council meeting, Joe Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell addressed the council about â&#x20AC;&#x153;mud bogsâ&#x20AC;? and why Spring Valley is no longer hosting these events. He said â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ostranderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s having them,â&#x20AC;? and Zimmer replied that the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s insurance would not cover such an event. Todd Jones suggested perhaps finding a place to hold such events outside of city limits in the future. The council heard from citizens regarding the Hillside Home request for citywide rental no smoking policy. Tenants said the smoking by some other tenants creates a health hazard, and asked the council to make a rule against it. Mayor Struzyk voiced his opinion, stating, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a private buildingâ&#x20AC;Ś The city doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t belong in private businessâ&#x20AC;Ś Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up to the people who own the building.â&#x20AC;? Todd Jones agreed, saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It sounds like itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a civil thing.â&#x20AC;? Andrew Perry (Nationwide Housing Corporation) spoke on behalf of the property owner, saying


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theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve looked into the issue, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;HUD has given no guidance on that.â&#x20AC;? The council took no formal action at this time. The council will hold a public hearing just before the regular council meeting on July 23, to hear from citizens about the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s consideration of banning ATV usage within the city. Council members pointed out that some citizens use ATVs for snow removal, while a small group of others have caused most of the complaints, such as young unlicensed drivers who are speeding and otherwise breaking traffic laws. The city may consider allowing â&#x20AC;&#x153;side-by-sideâ&#x20AC;? vehicles such as golf carts to be permitted for use in the city. Anyone with an interest in the issue is encouraged to attend the public hearing. Jones said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s aware of funding available through the EDA for new home construction, and he asked if there is any similar funding for â&#x20AC;&#x153;fix-ups.â&#x20AC;? Hadland voiced a concern that in such cases, some owners would be â&#x20AC;&#x153;flippingâ&#x20AC;?

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Rushford Village rehashes old issues By Kirsten Zoellner The future of the Benson Lane Project has been in limbo for some time as the Rushford Village Council works with engineering firm Bolton & Menk to determine the best path forward. Initially, options were narrowed down to two culvert alternates and Bolton & Menk began preliminary design work on each. In early June, council discussion indicated some reluctance to spend the upwards of $150,000 for the crossing. Other possible options, including redirection of the water flow or upstream ponding to slow the water, were suggested by Mayor Gordon Johnson at the time. At the Tuesday, July 3 Rushford Village meeting, engineer Derek Olinger, of Bolton & Menk, was present to discuss the concerns and further detail the options for the project. “I have to concede that maybe it’s more brainstorm than reality,” noted Johnson. “If we make alterations to the plan, we can make alterations with no recourse? I’m not suggesting that it makes any sense; not suggesting we do something lesser than. But, is there any recourse to doing that?” Bolton & Menk reviewed other options, including just replacing what’s there or using significantly smaller culverts. “Even replacing what’s there was estimated at $92,000. I don’t think there’s a way to address the issues for a much lesser cost,” said Olinger. Engineers also considered adding another culvert to the existing one,

to open up the water flow area, but opted not to take the idea further. “We don’t know the condition underneath, that’s definitely something you want to address with this project. If you want to reduce the size, we need to verify that the 100-year event, upstream, doesn’t increase,” he added. Plans are, for the most part, complete. The area is badly deteriorated and undermined from erosion. Additionally, the current 30-inch culvert is severely undersized and the roadway overtops quite often. Olinger suggested the city proceed with plans for a culvert that would address the erosion, as well as other issues. Alternate Option 1 meets the standard for a 10-year event, the equivalent of a four and a half-inch rainfall in 24 hours. The placement of a 16’ x 6’ reinforced box culvert and a significant amount of riprap, extending all the way up the banks of the stream for 50 feet beyond the culvert, is estimated to cost $164,000. Olinger stated the original proposal was conservative due to possible Department of Natural Resource (DNR) permitting. After discussion with the DNR, Olinger indicated that no permitting is needed. Additionally, engineers had planned to pour concrete over the roadway above the culvert. Not wanting to put down an aggregate base, which could also erode in the future, engineers pulled the concrete road top from the plans. Further cost

savings may be found. Alternate Option 2 meets the standard for a five-year rain event, equivalent to three and a quarterinch rainfall in a 24-hour period. This option would see a very similar design, only different in the size of the culvert, 16’ x 4’ high, and the amount of fill that be added. This alternate is estimated to cost $153,000. Once the council reaches a decision on whether to proceed with either alternate, the next question is how to fund the project. The council directed Bolton & Menk to discuss the matter with the city’s financial consultant, Mike Bubany, of David Drown Associates. “If we want to do it and do it right, it would make sense to utilize Mike’s expertise,” said Mayor Johnson. There is still time in 2018 to do the project, according to Olinger. The city can bid it out in the beginning of September, at the latest. Setting the contract date further back could appeal to some contractors looking for end-ofseason “filler” projects. “Public safety is one of the largest things you have to deal with, but this is a hard pill to swallow,” added Johnson. In other news, the council again briefly discussed changes to the mowing ordinance and addition of an engine braking ordinance. The ordinances were first considered at the June council meeting. Currently, the ordinance states the city will cut the lawn of residential properties with grass longer

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than eight inches at a rate of $100 per hour. The council has considered amending the ordinance to remove reference to a letter from the city and number of days to correct the issue before Public Works will mow. Also suggested was addition of business properties in non-compliance. Councilor Dennis Overland noted the current wording includes the phrase, “within city limits.” He suggested it may be wise to limit this so as not to include the city’s vast rural areas. Instead, City Attorney Tom Manion suggested the city may want to limit the areas based on property density. “Let’s let that one die a slow death or talk about it later,” suggested Johnson. The council will review the ordinance further at the next meeting. The engine braking ordinance, prohibiting it within city limits, as posted, was passed unanimously. The city will designate areas including Highway 43, coming from both the north and south, Highway 16, from the east and west, and potentially County 25, coming from the fish hatchery. Minnesota Department of Transportation will place signs and enforcement will be done by state law enforcement. A penalty fee schedule has not been decided upon, but will be based on the number of tickets for braking. The council will review braking ordinances of other municipalities to better determine a fee schedule before implementing it. Several discussion points within planning and zoning were noted by Zoning Administrator Jon Pettit, but no official action was taken on the items. A update regarding the MnDOT 2023 Road Construction Project was also discussed. The project scope extends from Highway 44 to Highway 16. In the Village’s case, this relates to Highway 43 south from Rushford to Mabel. Details are still somewhat hazy, but it appears the road will be milled and overlaid. No utilities should need work during the project. The next regularly scheduled council meeting is Tuesday, July 17, at 7 p.m., at the Village Hall. The public is encouraged to attend.


Kingmixay ~ Pfremmer Melissa Ann Thaut Kingmixay and Joseph (Joey) Eric Pfremmer were joined in marriage at 5 p.m. on Monday, June 18, 2018, during a small ceremony in Mesa, Ariz., with Melissa’s closest family and Joey’s closest friends. Melissa is a native of Mesa, Ariz. Joey moved to Arizona in the summer of 2008, but is originally from Harmony, Minn. The bride is the daughter of Christopher Thaut (passed on) and Julie Thaut of Mesa, Ariz. The groom is the son of Fred and Lori Pfremmer of Harmony, Minn., and Deborah Lange of Saint Charles, Minn. Melissa has one daughter, Claire, and the couple is expecting their first child together, a baby girl, in early November of 2018. Melissa works in the administrative department of a local public school in Mesa while Joey has been with the fire sprinkler company Complete Fire for many years. The couple does not plan to have a honeymoon, but instead are currently focusing on house projects to welcome their newest girl to the family! The couple also is proud of their two dogs, Lola and Kimber. They hope to come to Minnesota in spring/summer of 2019 to celebrate their life events with family and friends!

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Progress being made as volunteers assist in the construction of the pavilion. Photo submitted By Miranda Cox Complimentary root beer floats. The opportunity for some friendly competition through a game of horseshoes or volleyball. Various children’s activities. An overall sense of community. During the so-called “dog days of summer,” few, young and old alike, can sanely argue against anything promising quite so much and sure to deliver in terms of enjoyability. To cap it off, the combination of the entirety of theses endeavors all serve as mere additions to the July 22 event’s ultimate objective: to unveil the long awaited expanse known as the Money Creek Park.

Some three years ago, located just north of Houston, a select few citizens of the Money Creek Township were doing simply what both residents and tourists of rural southeast Minnesota seem to do best: admiring the beautiful scenery around them. As a joint means of encouraging such a mindset to continue through later generations as well as to unite the community, these individuals kicked off their quest by the straightforward establishment of the Money Creek Township Legacy Council. Soon after and amidst unanimous support, the board was offered in excess of an acre of


Monday, July 16, 2018 unutilized land by the township for the purpose of developing a community park. In addition, a separate fund account was instituted for the exclusive intention of managing the venture’s financial aspects. Township supervisors also contributed by authorizing the construction of the park’s first picnic table, an action demonstrating their commitment. And so began a process years in the making. With the aid of grant money and a handful of devoted Boy Scouts and volunteers, the concept became more than just that with the initial planting of trees now encompassing nearly all of the space’s perimeter. Proposals for the accompaniment of a pavilion soon followed, completed again largely with the help of additional monetary donations and Eagle Scouts. As can likely be expected, the undertaking experienced its fair share of hurdles, however. Presumably the most significant of these lies in the occurrence of the dubbed “Money Creek Village” being unincorporated and lacking substantial size or influence. With the Money Creek Township Board essentially functioning as the sole government entity throughout the region, generating the widespread support of residents proved challeng-

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a half basketball court, and serenity gardens paying tribute to area veterans and community contributors in the near future. Perhaps the overall roadmap of the Money Creek Park can best be summed up by volunteer Joan Redig’s statement, “I realize we have come a long way from a bare field in less than three years.” The Money Creek Park inaugural event will be held on Sunday, July 22, at the Money Creek Town Hall from 3-7 p.m. and will showcase the achievement of the estate while additionally allowing attendees to observe and play a role in prospective expansions. Any and all are both greatly welcome and encouraged to attend.

ing. Though each and every was and continues to be equally and undoubtedly appreciated, volunteers came and went. Despite an increasing number choosing to take part as of late, a communal inaugural event seemed to provide the best means of rounding up that sense of common identity that still seemed to be lacking. Fast forward to the present, and not only does the Money Creek Park include the now mature native shade trees and pavilion, but horseshoe pits and a volleyball court as well. What’s more, those who have maintained close involvement throughout the evolution of the park are also hoping to install playground equipment,

Plan for the hopeful future addition of a playground at the Money Creek Park. Photo submitted

Harmony library to receive proceeds from their clothing donation bin meeting. The library applied for a bin many months ago, but due to a shortage of bins was unable to acquire one until now. Mike Bubany from David Drown Associates was present at the meeting to discuss his findings regarding the early pay-off options for the city’s 2014 and 2017 bonds. While there is a pre-payment penalty of 1% of the principal, the savings on interest would negate that penalty and exceeds it by a significant amount, coming to total of about $5,000. The council approved an early pay-off for



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Due to some unforeseen issues, especially the repair of the back wall, the additional funds are needed to complete the project. The loan modification was approved as recommended by the EDA. • Brian Burkholder reviewed a proposal for chip sealing for 2018. He recommended staying with Pearson Bros. to do the work this year. The $40,250.50 bid was approved. A bid for crack-filling from S & L Contracting was also approved in the amount of $9,695.10. Streets included are portions of Fillmore, Cliff, Grove, Spring, and Margaret NE. Also included is Library Lane. • The Minnesota Department of Health Oral Health Program awarded Chatfield the community water fluoridation “50 Year Award.” This is to recognize “public water systems that have consistently adjusted the fluoride concentration in drinking water for the past 50 years.” • National Night Out will be hosted by Calvary Baptist Church on August 7. Meet your neighbors and also meet the Chatfield Emergency Services Personnel. This is a free night of fun, food, and activities. • A temporary permit to MnDOT was approved for sidewalk construction.


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tion, and general construction. Three alternate items offered were withheld and are not included in the construction bid accepted: fiberglass fence, asphalt paving, and a second diving tower. Two bids were submitted for the demolition of the old pool. The low bid from Fraser Construction in the amount of $105,985 was approved. Councilor Paul Novotny said the bulk of the work connected to the planning of the pool was done before it came to the city council. The Pool Committee and an effort involving both the school district and the city invested many hours looking at options and planning. Unfortunately, some old trees will need to be removed at the pool site. Urban added every site discussed for the pool posed some challenges. Presentation of Preservation Award Each year during the celebration of Preservation Month, an award is given to someone who has contributed to historical preservation in Chatfield. This year’s award went to Marion Lund for the restoration of the historic wall behind the bed and breakfast, Oakenwald Ter-

race, located at 218 Winona St. This is one of Chatfield’s most noteworthy landmarks. Lund praised the city, noting it has been nearly 45 years since they moved to Chatfield. Other business in brief • Heidi ‘Bly’ Jones introduced herself. She is running for Fillmore County Auditor/ Treasurer. Jones said she grew up in Fillmore County and has lived here most of her life. She has two children and one granddaughter. Jones has served the public about 11 years working in the auditor/treasurer office. She said, “I started at the bottom and worked my way up.” Jones is serving her second term as a member of the Ostrander City Council. Three people have filed for this office so there will be a primary election on August 14. • EDA Coordinator Chris Giesen explained Rocky and Melissa Burnett have requested an additional $15,000 loan to finish the renovation of the building at 208 South Main. They intend to relocate and expand their home-based business, Big Girl Stickers, to this building’s storefront which has been vacant for 47 years. A loan of $25,000 was approved for the couple last February. There will be two new apartment units created upstairs.

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Whalan receives donation from Stand Still Parade

The Whalan City Council discusses dust control at the July 9 council meeting. Photo by Barb Jeffers By Barb Jeffers During the July Whalan City Council meeting, Jane Lewis, representing the Whalan Stand Still Parade Committee, announced a donation to the City of Whalan in the amount

of $1,763. Each year the Stand Still Parade Committee donates a portion of the proceeds from the Stand Still Parade to the city. The council members shared their appreciation to the committee.

The regularly scheduled monthly meeting was held on July 9 in the city hall. All city council members were present, including Mayor Marlys Tuftin, Kim Berekvam, Everett Johnson, Owen Lewis, Johnny Halvorson and City Clerk Lolly Melander. Following the Pledge of Allegiance the meeting was called to order by Mayor Tuftin. Minutes from the June 11, 2018, meeting were read aloud by Melander. With no additions or corrections, minutes were approved as read. Melander read the Treasurer’s Report and Bills Due. No additions or corrections were requested; they were accepted as read. Visitor comments Lanny Landsverk with city maintenance reported there are getting to be a lot of weeds

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The Sethre’s have been here in Fillmore County a long time, dating back to 1856. Jason Sethre’s father, Terry Sethre, graduated from Preston-Fountain High School. His grandfather, Bob Sethre and wife Mary Jane, raised their family in Preston. And, his great-grandfather, Martin Sethre, owned and operated Sethre Chevrolet and Implement once located where Fit Express now resides in Preston, while Martin’s wife Ella Sethre taught second grade at the elementary school in Harmony. And, Jason’s great-greatgreat-grandfather, Johan Sethre, moved his family from Eidsvoll, Norway to Minnesota to establish a homestead on a farm in rural Lanesboro -- now owned by David and Lori Bakke.

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Fillmore Central Youth Soccer Coach • Fillmore Central Youth Basketball Coach Co-Coordinator of Fillmore County Turkey Day Run • Member of the Fountain Fire Department • Member of the Sons of American Legion (Preston) • Member of Christ Lutheran Church (Preston) • Past board member of the Commonweal Theatre Company • Past steering committee member of the National Trout Center Board member of the Preston Area Chamber of Commerce Jason and his wife Amanda (originally a Reiter from Elgin, MN), love raising their children in the small town of Fountain, full of people who treat their neighbors like family. They enjoy all the seasons, but Spring, Summer and Fall are family favorites -- namely for hiking, biking, swimming, and canoeing.

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around the city hall building that need to be taken care of. Weed killer will be purchased to handle the problem. Old Business The council reviewed their work list of tasks to be done around town. Many tasks have been completed. The council is anticipating having pot holes in town repaired as soon as possible. They are working with the county to coordinate having the work done at a time when the county will also be doing road work in the area to save on costs. Council members will be requesting estimates to have the work done. Blade and rock work in alleys is complete throughout town for the year. Approval was given to hire Bluff Country Brine to perform 2,048 ft. of dust control. Norby Tree Service will be performing tree trimming within city limits to remove any branches close to power lines. The city council is looking for volunteers who would be willing to donate their time with yearly spring cleaning around town. This would include tasks

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such as wiping down tables and benches, staining the gazebo, etc. Contact any council member if interested. Mayor Tuftin requested the council keep and list of all city equipment. The inventory list would provide information on the age of the equipment which would help the city budget for future maintenance, repair, upgrade or replacement. New Business The council received a request from Tim Nelson for a building permit on the Canfield property. The request was to build a new building to replace an old one that is being torn down. The size of the building is scheduled to be either 16’x24’ or 20’x24’. This was approved with the restriction that the height of the building can be no more than 18 feet per city ordinance. The council approved a request from Owen and Jane Lewis to built an 18’ x 10’ deck on their property. The next regularly scheduled monthly Whalan City Council meeting will be held on August 13, at 5 p.m. at the Whalan City Hall. The public is encouraged to attend.

SWCD Forestry Field Day is July 25 in Rushford Why trees? Why prairie? Why goats? On July 25, 2018, the Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will be hosting a field day to explore how terrain, soils and aspect affect timber productivity, the types of plant communities found on a site, and identifying trees and plants that will thrive depending on the site conditions. The field day will be held at Magelssen Bluff Park in Rushford. The event is being held in partnership with MN DNR, MN Tree Farm Association, MN Forestry Association and High Point Realty. The tour will begin at 6 p.m. with a light supper being served beforehand at 5:30 p.m., provided by High Point Realty. Those attending will benefit from the expert knowledge of foresters and fellow landowners. Presenters include Jim Edgar, Jake Froyum (DNR Foresters), Mitch Gilbert, Johnny Micheel (Private Foresters). Magelssen Bluff park has had extensive habitat restoration work done by the DNR to restore the bluff prairie using goat grazing (working goats will be present) and rattlesnake habitat improvements. The north slope of the bluff has contrasting examples of the forest type found in that setting. This is a fun and information-

al opportunity for anyone interested in forestry and evaluating a site’s suitability for particular tree and plant species. It also offers the chance to enjoy the great outdoors and get to know about local projects in our area. Anyone who wishes to enjoy a fun and educational walk with beautiful views is encouraged to come! Note: Clothing and shoes (closed toe) appropriate for hiking through woodland terrain is encouraged. The hike is a quarter to half mile long. Seating is limited so bring a lawn chair if you can. Directions: If coming from downtown Rushford (4-way stop at Hwy 43/Hwy 30 intersection, aka South Mill Street), go 0.7 miles west on Hwy 30, turn right onto Magelssen Bluff Rd. (where the speed limit changes-watch for park sign) and proceed to the top. If coming from the west on Highway 30, proceed 0.6 miles past the Rushford Lutheran Cemetery, turn left onto Magelssen Bluff Rd. (watch for park sign) and proceed to the top. Contact the SWCD for more information at (507) 765-3878, ext. 3, or go to

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Mabel sets mowing fee the issue, the city would send in a mower, and the owner would be billed. Larson said the city needs to determine the amount that would be billed, and she said the price needs to be high enough to be a deterrent. After discussion, the council voted unanimously to set the price at $150 per mowing plus $50 for administrative costs. The council heard from Curt Marx (Davy Engineering) regarding the city’s manhole project. A month ago, Marx had informed the council that the project was in serious jeopardy due to a subcontractor that had not shown up. Marx summarized, “What a difference a month makes.” He said the overall contractor, Munici-

By Rich Wicks The Mabel City Council met in regular session June 11, with all members in attendance (Liz Folstad, Gary Morken, Mayor James Westby, City Clerk Karen Larson, Terry Torkelson, and Kirsten Wyffels). Regarding the issue of grass not being mowed satisfactorily within the city, Larson said, “Fortunately, we haven’t had to deal with this before. Unfortunately, it became an issue.” She explained that if a complaint about grass length comes in, the city first checks to see if the property is in violation. If so, Larson then sends a letter to the owner, giving seven days for the property to come back into compliance. If that doesn’t solve

Morken said he didn’t support the idea of spending that much on something that is only a nuisance. The council voted to approve the spraying this year (Morken was the only member voting against it). The council discussed, and approved, temporary liquor licenses for Hesper Mabel Area Historical Society and Mabel Lions Club, for Steam Engine Days. They also approved the request from the Mabel Liquor Store to allow sales from a “horse tank” in front of the business during the bean bag tourney. The council also discussed the practice of “jake braking” by truckers within the city. This is a method of deceleration that truckers sometimes use to save on their brakes, but it causes a loud “rumble” which citizens complain about. It was pointed out that if signs were to be installed about jake braking, they would cost $965 each, and the city would likely need at least three such signs. No action was taken at this time. John DeGeorge addressed the council regarding his candidacy for Fillmore County Sheriff. He

told of his many years of service with the sheriff’s department, and outlined his goals. The council noted that a joint meeting of Mabel City Council, Canton City Council, and Mabel-Canton School Board will be held on July 24 at 6 p.m. in the school library. Election judges were named for 2018, including Brock Bergey, Dee Ann Erickson, Linda Turner, Donna Johnson, Lavonne Mengis, and Chris Hansen. The primary election will be August 14. The meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m. The next regular meeting will be August 8, at 7 p.m. at the community center. The public is welcome.

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in advertising, editorial, and digital categories 2nd Place – Best Home Page or Landing Page ( 2nd Place – Best Overall Website ( 3rd Place – Best Original News Story 2nd Place – Best Original Feature Story 1st Place – Best Original Sports Story 3rd Place – Best Original Editorial 1st Place – Best Grocery Ad (“Easter Cheapies” 8-Page Section for Harmony Foods, Preston Foods, Rushford Foods) 2nd Place – Best Grocery Ad (“Give Thanks for Home Cooking” 8-Page Section for Harmony Foods, Preston Foods, Rushford Foods) 3rd Place – Best Grocery Ad (“Merry Markdowns” 8-Page Section for Harmony Foods, Preston Foods, Rushford Foods) 3rd Place – Best Agriculture Ad as part of a Separate Section (National Ag Week) Honorable Mention – Best Agriculture Ad as part of a Separate Section (Farm Safety Week) 2nd Place – Best Holiday Promotion (Tasty Temptations Cookbook) 3rd Place – Best Advertising Promotion distributed separately from newspaper (Visit Bluff Country Magazine)



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Three Third place winners in three

key categories

3rd Place - Website 3rd Place - General Reporting 3rd Place - Advertising Excellence



Sports Director


Five awards in online, print,

and glossy categories

1st Place - Glossy 2017 Cookbook Cover 2nd Place - Editorial 2nd Place - Automotive Advertisement with Spot Color 2nd Place - Banner/Nameplate Honorable Mention - Breast Cancer Awareness Section

These awards reflect on the talent of the Fillmore County Journal team in the areas of editorial content, layout, advertising design, and digital presence.

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would not

be possible without the involvement of Journal readers and advertisers.

The Fillmore County Journal finished in First Place overall, bringing home the General Excellence Award for papers that carry news.

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Emergency blood shortage: Red Cross issues urgent call for blood donors Blood supply dwindles after donations lagged during Fourth of July holiday week An emergency blood shortage is prompting the American Red Cross to issue an urgent call for eligible donors of all blood types – especially type O – to give now and help save lives. The Red Cross escalated its call for blood and platelet donors after a difficult Independence Day week for donations. More than 550 fewer blood drives were organized by businesses and other community groups last week than during a typical week as individuals across the country celebrated the holiday and enjoyed summer activities. This could equate to as many as 15,000 fewer donations than needed, causing donations to now be distributed to hospitals faster than they come in. “Each and every day, individuals across the country depend on blood and platelet donations for lifesaving treatments and emergency care, so it’s critical that people donate now to meet these needs,” said Cliff Numark, senior vice president, Red Cross Blood Services.

centers and community blood drives across the country over the next few weeks to accommodate more donors. Donation appointments and completion of a RapidPass online health history questionnaire are encouraged to help reduce the time it takes to donate. Who blood donations help Because of generous donors, the Red Cross is able to provide blood products for patients like nine-month-old Krew Anderson. Krew is a happy, laid-back baby boy. His wide grin frames two tiny teeth. He likes to play with balloons and just experienced his first boat ride and fireworks show, but Krew has faced more challenges in the last four months than many people will experience in a lifetime. In March, Krew was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, a type of cancer that causes bone marrow to produce a large number of abnormal blood cells. Since then, he has gone through four rounds of chemotherapy and received 15

blood and platelet transfusions to date. “The first time he got [a transfusion], I was just super nervous and didn’t know really what was happening,” said his mother, Stephanie Anderson. “Now, when he gets one, I’m like, ‘Yes, please, get him some blood to help him get more energy and back to normal.’” Krew’s father, Richard Anderson, donated blood a couple of times a year prior to his son’s diagnosis, but after seeing Krew receive blood, he now plans to give as soon as he’s eligible again. “For me, just knowing that if it happened to me, it can happen to anyone. I want to make sure there’s enough blood out there for everyone, and that there’s no shortage,” he said. Missing Types sees encouraging increase in new donors – all donors needed now Facing a decline of about 80,000 new Red Cross blood donors each year for the past several years, the Red Cross launched the Missing Types

campaign in June to encourage new donors, and those who have not given recently, to donate blood. While the campaign has already inspired thousands of new donors to give, the Red Cross is now calling on all eligible blood and platelet donors to roll up a sleeve as soon as possible to overcome the emergency blood shortage. Through the Missing Types campaign, which runs throughout the summer, the letters A, B and O – letters used to identify blood types – disappeared from corporate logos, celebrity social media accounts and favorite websites to illustrate the critical role every blood donor plays in ensuring blood is never missing from hospital shelves. Upcoming blood donation opportunities • Mabel: July 24, 2018, from 2-7 p.m. at the American Legion, 114 N. Main St. • Houston: July 25, 2018, from 1-7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 202 S. Sheridan St.

Ask a Trooper Niagara Cave listed as Minnesota’s “Bucket List Road By Sgt. Troy Christianson State Patrol Trip” destination by USA Today Minnesota Question: When the speed

highways • 70 mph on rural interstate highways Troopers actively enforce speed limits throughout Minnesota in an effort to reduce crashes and save lives. Please remember, the posted speed limit is not a suggestion, it is posted to keep motorists safe. Please pay attention at all times while driving and obey all traffic laws. You can avoid a ticket —

and a crash — if you simply buckle up, drive at safe speeds, pay attention and always drive sober. Help us drive Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths. If you have any questions concerning traffic related laws or issues in Minnesota send your questions to Sgt. Troy Christianson – Minnesota State Patrol at 2900 48th Street NW, Rochester, Minn. 55901-5848. Or reach him at

A fascinating geological feature in Southeast Minnesota, Harmony’s own Niagara Cave was recently listed as Minnesota’s “Bucket List” destination in a compilation of one attraction per state. See the article at topic/d796ee39-e3bc-4c61-99bc26b9f57800ed/the-bucket-listdestinations/. Featuring a 60-foot waterfall, an underground river, and fossils dating back 450 million years, visitors to Niagara Cave will enjoy a one-hour walking tour of the natural canyon like passageways. Visitors may also enjoy playing an outdoor 18-hole mini golf course, or their popular panning for gem-

“Whether you’ve never donated or give a couple of times a year, you’re needed to give as soon as possible to help save patient lives. Yours may be the donation a patient is counting on.” This need is especially critical for type O blood donors. Type O is the most in-demand blood type and often the first be depleted from hospital shelves during a shortage. Type O negative is the universal blood type and what emergency room personnel reach for when there is no time to determine the blood type of patients in the most serious situations. Type O positive is the most common blood type and can be transfused to Rhpositive patients of any blood type. How to help To schedule an appointment to donate, use the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1 (800) RED CROSS (1 (800) 733-2767). The Red Cross has added about 6,500 additional appointment slots at donation

stones attraction. More info at “This award reaffirms our belief that Niagara Cave is a very special place. It is a unique and significant geologic wonder that we are fortunate to have right here in southeast Minnesota,” stated Mark Bishop, owner of Niagara Cave.

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Wednesday, august 22, 2018 • 9:30aM dealer • lender • consignMent

Don’t worry about the weather! Sale held in the new indoor auction building.

sale site: gehling auction co. indoor auction Building 27741 state Hwy 16, preston, Minnesota live online Bidding available on Selling Tractors - Combines - Heads - Choppers - all types of harvest equipment - Hay & Forage Equipment - Fall Tillage Equipment all other types of miscellaneous farm equipment - Trucks -Trailers all other Vehicles - plus all other farm related items

For more information, to consign an item or a complete farm line, call Gehling Auction Co. 1-800-770-0347, 765-2131 or email

Please consign early and take advantage of our complete advertising package

Advertising deAdline WednesdAy, August 1, 2018

limit changes on a road, does the new speed limit start at the sign, or does it start when you can see the sign? Troy H. A n s w e r : Christianson The speed zone becomes effective when you reach the sign. If the speed limit reduces, you must slow down before the sign. If the speed limit increases, you must wait until you reach the new speed limit sign before increasing your speed. Each year, illegal or unsafe speed is a leading contributing factor in Minnesota fatal crashes. To continue educating the public on the dangers of speed, law enforcement across Minnesota will conduct extra speed patrols July 6–22. Speed contributed to • In 2017, preliminary numbers show speed was the number one contributing factor in single-vehicle crashes. • Preliminary numbers show 88 people were killed in speedrelated crashes in 2017. • During the 100 deadliest days in the past five years (20132017), preliminary numbers show that 108 people lost their lives in speed-related crashes. The most common speed limits are: • 10 mph in alleys • 30 mph on streets in urban districts • 55 mph on other roads • 65 mph on expressways • 65 mph on urban interstate

FARM toy • Antique • tool • household

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Lunch by Gleasons

sun., July 22, 2018 - 9am spring Valley sales Auction Building 412 east Park street, spring Valley, Mn mary miller eState and otherS - ownerS

AUCTIONEER NOTE: We will be selling a large selection of furniture, antiques, collectibles, tools, farm toys and

household items from several parties. Don’t miss this auction! Selling 2 ringS all day • 12-14 hayrackS of SmallS

1 hayrack of dog & cat food and treats at 10:30am Med Lift lift chair (new) • 500 lots of 1/16th & 1/64th scale farm toys, including many John Deere, International and Case IH. All new in box. Collector truck banks and NASCAR, starting in second ring at 9am. 140+ Victor, New House, Oneida pan traps 1 - 2 - 2 1/2 - 3 selling at 11am.

For more information, contact auction company or go to or sAle ARRAnged And conducted By sPRing VAlley sAles coMPAny

AuctioneeRs: Dick Schwade Lic. 23-10018, 507-346-2183 or 7834, Cell 507-251-7313; Tom Jasper 50-113, 507-251-7654; Kevin Grabau 23-91, 507-951-1478 RingMAn: Bob Root, Roger Becker cleRk: Spring Valley Sales - Fax 507-346-2163. AnnounceMents dAy oF tAke PRecedence oVeR Any AdVeRtised oR PRe-PRinted MAteRiAl All oF the ABoVe MeRchAndise is selling As is, wheRe is, with no wARRAnty. teRMs: cAsh oR good check dAy oF sAle. nothing to Be ReMoVed until settled FoR. not ResPonsiBle FoR Accidents oR MeRchAndise AFteR sold. PleAse BRing PRoPeR identiFicAtion.

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$119,900 430 BURR OAK AVE NE, CHATFIELD #4087814 #4089385 • 2 Bedrooms • 2 Car garage • 3 Season Porch • New windows • Deck • Workshop • Corner lot • Kitchen & Dining room added in the 1960’s • Located across from High School • Quick possession


• 2 Bedrooms • 2 Dens • Hardwood floors • Main floor laundry • Updated windows • Vinyl siding • Private backyard patio • Remodeled kitchen and bath • 2 Porches • Air Conditioning • Storage Shed • Great location


• 3 Plus bedrooms • 3 Baths • 3 Car Garage • Built 1990 • 2,143 sq. ft. on one floor • No steps • Handicap Accessible • 26’ x 27’ Workshop • 54’ x 54’ Barn/Shed with box/tie stalls • 36 tillable acres • Excellent hunting with +/- 20 wooded acres • Awesome horse setup • +/- 1620 ft North Branch Root River NO WORK NEEDED – GREAT LOCATION

• 4 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • 2 Car Garage • Full basement • New roof, windows, siding, flooring, appliances • Built 1948 • 2,190 sq. ft. • Storage shed • Patio • No backyard neighbors • Dead End Street • On Golf Course



$239,900 #4088912

• 4 Bedroom • 4 Bath • 2 Car Gar. (728 sq. ft.) • 3,808 sq. ft. • Main Floor living • Energy efficient • Private & fenced yard • Wood floors • Paneled doors • Open layout • Large rooms • Finished lower level • Theatre room • In-floor heat ready • Drive a little save a lot • Choice of schools



• Totally renovated building • Commercial kitchen • Pizza ovens • 3 Baths • 2 Dining areas • Finished LL • Operating as Bank Gift Haus & Margaret’s Tea Room • Professional rental office with separate access

CHATFIELD – JORDAN TOWNSHIP! 154 Acres of bare land, (100 acres tillable, 40 acres pasture with spring, 14 acres woods/non-tillable). $885,000 $840,000 WYKOFF – Farm in Jordan Township – 124 acres located in a beautiful valley


5.73 ACRES


• 4 Bedrooms • 2 Full baths • 2 Car Garage • 3,488 sq. ft. • Double corner lot • 2-Covered porches • Walk-up attic • Original woodwork • Pocket doors • Hardwood floors • Butler pantry • 9’ Ceilings • Paneled doors • Fenced yard • Paver patio • Fruit trees/gardens • Remodeled in the 80’s WELL MAINTAINED DUPLEX

$139,900 1218 CHURCH AVE, ST. CHARLES #4088308

• 2-2 Bedroom units with separate heat & access • 2nd floor apartment (1,019 sq. ft.) totally remodeled • Full basement, Fenced yard • Some original woodwork • Huge covered deck • New garage (26’x 24’) in 2013 • Close to downtown • Ideal for the owner-occupant PRICED FOR QUICK SALE



$72,900 #4084059

• 1 Bedroom • Garage • 2 Lots on the corner • Everything updated in 1992 • Affordable • Updated windows, roof & garage door • Gas $29 • Electric $105 • Water/Sewer $73 • Garbage $19 • Move-in condition • Start here

with the Root River running through the property. Approximately 45 acres could be tillable with the balance being fenced pasture. Includes hay shed. New Price - $399,900

31008 US 52, CHATFIELD



• 5 Bedrooms • 4 Baths • 4,353 sq. ft. • 3 Car garage • Hardwood floors • Ceramic tile floors • Quality windows • Custom cabinetry & trim • Granite tops • Theater room • Master suite w/heated floors, ceramic shower & whirlpool • Wooded lot • Gated subdivision • Private blacktop drive

LOTS & ACREAGES FOR SALE FOUNTAIN – CARROLTON TOWNSHIP – 8.5 acre building site with a couple acres of tillable located off the county road high on the hill overlooking the valley. #4077950 $85,000 LANESBORO – 20 acre building site (5 tillable, balance woods) adjacent to state land. Blacktop road, great views, good access, new driveway, trails and tons of wildlife. #4085542 $149,900 LANESBORO – CARROLTON TOWNSHIP – 12 acres of woods with approximately 400’ of creek frontage and adjoins State land. Ideal for hunting, recreation or weekend getaway. Additional land available for building site. #4076539 $49,900 LANESBORO – New rural subdivision with acreage lots located next to bike trail with Root River frontage and trout stream access. Shared well & 46 acres of common area. Call for details! $79,900

LANESBORO – HOLT TOWNSHIP – Approximately 93.5 acres (39 tillable acres rented, 13.5 CRP, 22 wooded, balance yard/pasture) with home and outbuildings. Excellent investment & hunting property. $535,000

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$94,900 #4086626



$618,103 12716 COUNTY RD 138 SE, CHATFIELD #4082543








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TIM DANIELSON 272 Main St. North Chatfield MN 55923 Ph: 507- 867-9100 Cell: 507- 259-9110

ELCOR Realty Co. 

SOLD 2006 26TH AVE NW, ROCHESTER • 2 Bedrooms •O S 2 BathsLD• Garage • Built 1974 431 AVENUE C NE, CHATFIELD • 2 Plus bedroom SO• LGarageD• 0.29 acre lot


• 2 Bedrooms • Attached Garage • 1,208 sq. ft.

Brenda Sheldon, ABR, GRI





Exceptionally meticulous 4 bdrm, 2 bath walkout ranch home located in desirable location on culde-sac drive. You’ll fall in love with the updated kitchen w/granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, deck and patio area made out of brick pavers. Impressive exterior with extensive landscaping and perennial garden area. Beautiful deck that overlooks the back yard. Updated paint colors, extra amenities and ready for new occupants. Just move right in and enjoy. Sellers installed new mitigation system 2018.

219 MAIN ST. S. WYKOFF • $109,900




Charming 4 bedroom 2 bath home with lots of character and charm. You’ll love all the old original woodwork, hardwood floors and built-in columns between the living room and dining room. Main floor bedroom is currently used as office, main floor laundry and 1/2 bath. The bedrooms all have walk-in closets. Beautiful arched doorways, permanent steel siding, updated electrical, all new windows and single detached garage with cement drive. Nicely landscaped yard located in established neighborhood with mature trees. Move-in ready!


SPRING VALLEY, MN • $148,900


4.5 acres on the edge of town. Beautiful 4-5 bedroom turn of the century home. Hardwood floors, original woodwork, beautiful leaded glass windows, beamed ceilings in the dining room, fireplace in the living room, built-in cupboards in dining room, kitchen, and even in the hallway. Most bedrooms have walk-in closets. Beautiful enclosed front porch and deck off the front of the house. Many mature trees for shade. 2+ car attached garage, machine shed used as workshop, detached 2 car garage used for storage and good well. Septic needs to be replaced. Priced to sell!

Great Business Opportunity as owner is retiring! Currently operating as a greenhouse and floral business which has been owner operated by 2 different families since 1954. Long term established business. Inventory will be sold separately as it changes on a daily basis. Excellent location on busy Highway 16 & 63. For more information or to schedule a time to preview the business give me a call!

12868 COUNTY RD 12








MLS#4071760 4 BED, 4 BATH • 2,718 SQ. FT. Once in a lifetime opportunity! Custom built private off-the-grid retreat on 56 acres with in walking distance to 1327 Century Pt Ln Lanesboro. Quality, craftsmanship, and Rochester, MN attention to detail are found throughout this beautiful home and woods and $339,900 MLS#4085938 prairie on the top of a bluff with no visible neighbors. 3 BED, 3 BATH • 1,985 SQ. FT.

Nestled in a deep valley of the Root River, you’ll find Historic Lanesboro - Minnesota’s hidden town and this Beautiful Historic Downtown Lanesboro Building for Lease!


Todd Hadoff

No photo available 22004 411TH AVE, LANESBORO 80-acre paradise • Walking Trails • Creek • Wildlife • A lot of tree value • Large 4 bedroom country home • 4 baths • Wood floors • Formal dining room • Formal living room • Family room w/fireplace • Large office • Covered porch • Main floor master with bath • Steel siding • Lower level rough-in for 2 additional bedrooms • Outbuildings • Ideal for retreat, country B&B, weekend getaway or family residence • Unlimited possibilities NG


MLS#4088627 4 BED, 2 BATH • 1,900 SQ. FT. Beautiful sunrise and sunsets! Properties like this do not come around very often in the area. Enjoy the country life with this 4 bedroom home on 5.0 acres just outside of Albert Lea. Perfect Hobby Farm to show and pasture horses and other animals. Refinished hardwood floors, new carpet, new paint interior rooms.

State of Minnesota 500 Riverview Dr. Whalan, MN $84,900

406 Saint James Dr. Lanesboro, MN $84,900

701 Parkway Ave Lanesboro, MN $197,000 MLS#4085076 1 BED, 2 BATHS • 3,472 SQ. FT. The Cracked Egg is a well established restaurant for sale in scenic Lanesboro! Great Location off of US Hwy 16 and Parkway. Great Opportunity to own and operate this turn-key restaurant. Inventory and equipment stay with the property. Seats 50-plus and on-off street parking. Large one bedroom above restaurant to live in or rent.

Totally renovated & remodeled 3 bedroom 2 bath home. All the walls have new sheet rock and will be mudded, taped and painted in neutral color. New plumbing & electrical with new furnace and water heater. Mud room is also home to main floor laundry – all new. ¾ bath on main floor with shower – all new. New laminate flooring throughout main floor. Stairs and upper level will have all new carpet. Upstairs full bath is all new. Both baths will have linoleum installed, new toilets, sinks etc. Formal dining room has arched doorway to living room area. Kitchen will have new countertops and cabinets re-installed. New appliances will be installed or $4,000 appliance allowance, whichever new buyer would like. New shingles on front of the house and new wood front steps. This house will be totally new. Come look early and pick out your own paint and flooring colors!

MLS#4086386 MLS#4086390 2.61 ACRES 2.50 ACRES Gorgeous Lot for sale with the enjoyment Gorgeous Lot for sale with the enjoyment of common woods, trails and access to the of common woods, trails and access to Root River for outdoor enjoyment. It’s time the Root River for outdoor enjoyment. It’s to build on this 2.61 acre lot! time to build on this 2.50 acre lot!

21257 US Hwy 52 • Preston, MN


Multi-purpose building w/beautiful panoramic views of Camp Creek Valley for each office. 5 large office spaces available to rent. Each office space for rent is $400/Mo. All utilities are paid by owner. Lease agreements are 1yr5yr lease agreements. Kitchen area incl. stove/oven, microwave, refrigerator. New updated women & men restrooms. 35-car parking lot.

Chatfield Office Rochester Office 116 N. Main St. 4123 26th St. NW

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Spud Boy Diner


Updated ranch home • Wood floors • Formal dining room • Living room • Family room • Large rec room • Storage area • New furnace and water heater • Newer roof • Large fenced yard

Owner is retiring • Unique diner (1927 Goodell Diner Car) • High 116 FILLMORE ST., PRESTON $119,900 NEW LISTING Remodeled and updated • 3 bedrooms • Large living room • Pantry • traffic area • Scenic Lanesboro Ranch home on corner • 3 car garage • Carport • Living Open kitchen and dining • New windows, flooring and roof • Main floor • Located on Main St • Close laundry • Built-in gun cabinet • Heated 2+ garage • Move-in ready room • Dining room • Open lower level ready to finish • Vinyl to state trail • Property runs down to Root River • Room for siding • Covered porch • Walking distance to grocery store condition and downtown outside seating • Turn key operation $99,900 108 GREENLEAFTON RD, PRESTON REDUCED! 3 bedrooms • 2 baths • d/o • Living room • Dining room • Main floors $149,900 $124,900 408 FILLMORE ST W., PRESTON

* 80 acreS *




15177 735th Ave Albert Lea, MN $159,900


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MLS#4076794 3 BED, 2 BATH • 1,800 SQ. FT. Open concept kitchen with granite counters, in-floor heating and cork flooring. Living/dining room has large windows, gas fireplace, great built-ins, walkout to a huge wrap-around patio. Private 5 acre lot close to Lake Pepin Golf Course.


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26708 709th St Lake City, MN $365,000



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100 Hidden Valley Lanesboro, MN $549,000



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John Nelson 101 W Coffee St Lanesboro, MN $950/month

If you are looking to sell your property, please give me a call and put my 20+ years experience to work for you! Or...if you are looking to purchase, let me help you find your perfect home or acreage!

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26047 GLADIOLA LANE, LANESBORO 3.22 acres • Beautiful setting & views • 4+ bedrooms • 4 baths • Wood floors • High ceilings • Open floor plan • Formal dining • Living room • 2 family rooms • Master bath with jetted tub • Main floor laundry • Large office • Rec area • 3 car attached garage • Crown molding • Paneled doors


344 MAIN ST N #3, CHATFIELD Condo • 2 bedrooms • 2 baths • Open living, Dining and Kitchen • Large master with 2 w/in closets • Attached garage

laundry • New roof, c/a, windows, furnace • Fenced yard • Walk to prime trout fishing • Next to state bike trail • Hooked up to city water and sewer.



Large ranch • 4 bedrooms • 2+ baths • Large wooded lot • Open kitchen and dining • Great views from living room • Master bath • Large w/o family room • d/o could be 5th bedroom • 2+ detached garage • Large private deck






933 GRAND ST SE, CHATFIELD 4 bedroom • Steel siding • 2+ garage • Large yard • Open kitchen and dining • Living room • Ideal for permanent home or rental • Quick possession available

3 bedroom • 1 1/2 story • Remodeled and updated • Wood floors • Formal living and dining room • Updated kitchen • Main floor laundry • Steel siding • New roof • 2 car detatched garage • Large corner lot

camping • Private • Ideal for house or cabin



140 acres • Prime hunting ground • 63 acres tillable • 20 acres pasture • Building site with outbuildings • 1920 sq. ft. pole shed • Barn • Well

Roxanne Johnson Broker/Owner, GRI, CRS, ABR Cell: (507) 458-6110 MN & IA Licensed


Ideal location on Main St and close to State ACREAGE/BUILDING SITE Bike Trail • Commercial potential for retail, hotel/ FORESTVILLE STATE PARK $59,900 motel, office space, shops, etc • Updates are already 2.9 acres • Wooded • Close to hunting, fishing, done


List your property with Todd!

Call today! 507259-5454

Kelsey Bergey

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Office 507-886-4221 • 25 W Center St Harmony, MN 55939

Realtor, GRI Cell: (507) 251- 0281 MN Licensed


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30 2nd St NE, Harmony

245 2nd Ave NE Harmony

740 3rd Ave SE, Harmony

14.65 acres • 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom • Located on hard surface road • Outdoor paradise • $235,000

Vintage charmer • 3 bed, 1 bath • Residential or commercial • Extra vacant lot • $75,000

Main floor living • 5 bedroom 2 bathroom • Finished basement • Deck 2 Car Attached garage • $164,900

Main floor living • 3 bed, 2 bath • Full basement • Deck • Backs up to country • $220,000





230 3rd Ave SE, Harmony

Turnkey restaurant w/equipment • Breakfast, lunch & dinner menus • Seller assistance & training

Full service canoe, kayak, river tube and bike rental outfitter • Bike repair shop & retail • Downtown location

Commercial space with 1 bedroom apartment • Equipment for full restaurant & bar • Full basement for storage

Select your fit • Near trail & park • Easy walk to downtown • Simplify your life!

Fixer upper • Large home • Nice lot • Needs total renovation • $22,900

220 2nd Ave SW, Harmony PENDING 615 1st Ave SW, Harmony PENDING 207 Hudson Ave W, Canton PENDING

200 Oak St, Preston PENDING 13808 231st Ave, Preston PENDING 45 1st Ave NE, Harmony PENDING

23870 County 21, Lanesboro

110 Main St N, Canton

545 Main Ave S, Harmony SOLD 460 1st Ave SE, Harmony SOLD 700 Jeremiah St SE, Preston SOLD

BACKS UP TO COUNTRY 415 2nd Ave SW Harmony

3 bed • 2 bath • Partially finished basement • Covered patio • 2 car heated attached garage plus 26x32 shop • $163,500


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FARMLAND FOR SALE: 153 acres of prime tillable farmland. 30786 Co. Rd. 33, Utica, MN 55979. Sec. -18 Twp. -105 Range -009. Homestead NOT included. Contact Jean @ 507-459-5617. r9,16,23-x


WANTED TO BUY 2-10 acres partial wood pasture. Low land is OK. 507-8842506. r16,23,30,6-o

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SUMMARY OF MINUTES JULY 3, 2018 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 2018-023: Establishment of Absentee Ballot Board RESOLUTION 2018-024: Participation in Performance Measures program through Minnesota State Auditor’s Office RESOLUTION 2018-025: 2019 Performance Measures The Board approved the following agenda items: • add to agenda a discussion with possible action regarding proposed Catalpa LLC hog facility in Fillmore County. • the amended agenda. • the following Consent Agenda: 1. June 26, 2018 County Board minutes. 2. Successful completion of probation for Kevin Olson, Social Services Manager. 3. Merit increase for Kevin Olson, Social Services Manager. • application to be a Medicare Part B provider. • proclamation for Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision week from July 15-21, 2018. • 2017 Performance Measures. • support of letters provided by Fillmore County Feedlot Officer and Fillmore SWCD Administrator and request MPCA to do an Environmental Impact Statement for proposed Catalpa, LLC hog facility. • hire of Roxane Alden as replacement Property Appraiser. • hire of Bailey Peterson as a Paralegal in County Attorney’s Office. • approve 24/7 Complete Managed IT contract with Marco for a 3-year contract with an additional one time fee to have Marco Technology do an assessment. • amend motion to approve 24/7 Complete Managed IT contract with Marco for a 3-year contract with an additional one time fee to have Marco Technology do an assessment “contingent on attorney’s approval.” The following Commissioners’ warrants were approved: REVENUE FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount City of Preston Ambulance, services $1,258.20 Mary Kenning, PH.D., L.P., P.C., services $1,000.00 MEnD Correctional Care, PLLC, services $2,167.50 Phone Station, Inc., services $516.50 TOTAL REVENUE FUND BILLS OVER $500 (listed above) $4,942.20 TOTAL REVENUE FUND BILLS UNDER $500 (24 bills - not listed) $3,001.87 TOTAL REVENUE FUND $7,944.07 INFRA FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount Winona Heating & Ventilating, Inc., services $4,856.00 TOTAL INFRA FUND BILLS OVER $500 (listed above) $4,856.00 TOTAL INFRA FUND BILLS UNDER $500 (NONE) $0.00 TOTAL INFRA FUND $4,856.00 ROAD & BRIDGE FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount Core & Main LP, services $1,371.05 Feldmeier, Wayne, equipment purchase, equipment rental $5,810.00 Severson Oil Company, fuel $15,494.62 Stonebrooke Engineering, services $3,069.75 World Fuel Services, Inc., supplies $2,157.05 TOTAL ROAD & BRIDGE FUND BILLS OVER $500 (listed above) $27,902.47 TOTAL ROAD & BRIDGE FUND BILLS UNDER $500 (7 bills - not listed) $1,261.41 TOTAL ROAD & BRIDGE FUND $29,163.88 AIRPORT FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount Deters, Isaac, services $6,630.00 TOTAL AIPORT FUND BILLS OVER $500 (listed above) $6,630.00 TOTAL AIPORT FUND BILLS UNDER $500 (2 bills - not listed) $390.79 TOTAL AIRPORT FUND $7,020.79 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 Bobbie Vickerman, Coordinator/Clerk of the County Board at 507/765-4566. Publish 16

City of Wykoff is accepting sealed bids for the following: Removal of old wooden garage and antique safe. The building will need to be taken down and the site will need to have all unwanted items disposed of. Please contact the city clerk’s office for more information. Bids will be accepted through August 6th and work will have to be completed by August 31st, 2018. Bids are also being accepted for an antique safe, please email for information. All bids will be opened at the August 13th Council Meeting.

All bids should be sealed and marked accordingly.

Monday, July 16, 2018




SUMMARY OF MINUTES JUNE 26, 2018 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: NONE The Board approved the following agenda items: • the agenda. • the following Consent Agenda: 1. June 12, 2018 County Board minutes. 2. June 12, 2018 Board of Equalization minutes. 3. Family and Medical Leave for employee #936. 4. Application and permit for a temporary on-sale liquor license for Preston Servicemen’s Club. 5. Reappointment of Jeff Brand, County Surveyor. • award Carrolton Township grading and bituminous paving bid on Heron Rd, SAP 23-592-002, to Swenke IMS Contracting. • award Carrolton Township bituminous paving bid on Goodview Drive, SAP 23-592003, to Rochester Sand and Gravel. • award culvert replacement bid on CR 105 project LOST 88936 -105 on CR 105 to Minnowa Construction. • promotional offer to upgrade Pictometry imagery. • renewal of telecommuting agreement for Deb Ristau and Jennifer Peterson, Eligibility Workers; and Kari Cahill, Social Worker. • renewal of hauler agreement with Winneshiek County Area Solid Waste Agency. • revised staffing in Coordinator, Zoning, Veterans and Extension Offices. • Emergency Manager to attend an Emergency Management class in Wisconsin. • second reading as final version of Automated External Defibrillator policy. • second reading as final version of Code of Ethics policy. • second reading as final version of Tobacco Free Workplace policy. • second reading as final version of Fleet Vehicles policy. • second reading as final version of Grievances policy. • second reading as final version of Mileage and Travel policy. • request to retire from Kenneth Rislov, Shop Foreman. • hire of Katie Isenberg as 1.0 FTE Accounting Technician in Sheriff’s Office. The following Commissioners’ warrants were approved: REVENUE FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount 1 Source, supplies $1,793.15 BDS - Bowman’s Door Solutions, services $1,382.59 Fillmore County Treasurer-Credit Card/ACH, postage, other travel expense $2,506.44 Flexible Benefit consulting, Inc., services $1,643.21 Government Forms and Supplies, LLC, supplies $4,203.28 Kelly Printing & Signs, LLC, supplies $695.16 Marco, Inc., services $3,220.94 MEnD Correctional Care, PLLC, services $2,273.35 Preston Service Plus, services, tires $675.24 Seachange Printing & Marketing, Services, supplies $1,881.55 The Arc Minnesota, services $610.18 Thomson Reuters, reference materials $694.00 TOTAL REVENUE FUND BILLS OVER $500 (listed above) $21,579.09 TOTAL REVENUE FUND BILLS UNDER $500 (41 bills - not listed) $5,992.80 TOTAL REVENUE FUND $27,571.89 INFRA FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount TOTAL INFRA FUND BILLS OVER $500 (None) $0.00 TOTAL INFRA FUND BILLS UNDER $500 (1 bill - not listed) $39.65 TOTAL INFRA FUND $39.65 ROAD & BRIDGE FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount Brown’s Tire & Battery, Inc., services, parts $4,660.78 Cintas Corporation, uniforms $641.09 Debauche Truck & Diesel, parts, services $1,342.65 Erickson Engineering, LLC, services $2,319.50 Haakenson Electric, Inc., services $1,992.10 Herman’s Service, services $579.00 McCabe, Adam, services $1,345.91 Preston Auto Parts, parts, supplies $557.82 Preston Equipment Co., parts $643.83 Thompson Motors of Wykoff, Inc., services, parts $3,988.46 TOTAL ROAD & BRIDGE FUND BILLS OVER $500 (listed above) $18,071.14 TOTAL ROAD & BRIDGE FUND BILLS UNDER $500 (18 bills - not listed) $2,452.05 TOTAL ROAD & BRIDGE FUND $20,523.19 SANITATION FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount Harter’s Trash & Recycling, Inc., services $28,319.43 TOTAL SANITATION FUND BILLS 0VER $500 (listed above) $28,319.43 TOTAL SANITATION FUND BILLS UNDER $500 (2 bills - not listed) $128.80 TOTAL SANITATION FUND $28,448.23 AIRPORT FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount Fillmore County Auditor-Treasurer, fuel $6,128.80 TOTAL AIRPORT FUND BILLS OVER $500 (listed above) $6,128.80 TOTAL AIRPORT FUND BILLS UNDER $500 (None) $0.00 TOTAL AIRPORT FUND $6,128.80 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 Bobbie Vickerman, Coordinator/Clerk of the County Board at 507/765-4566. Publish 16 STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF FILLMORE DISTRICT COURT PROBATE DIVISION THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT In Re: Estate of Brett Lorne McDonald, Decedent. Court File No. 23-PR-18-377 NOTICE OF INFORMAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS (INTESTATE) (Minn. Stat. § 524.3-310; 524.3-801) Notice is given that an application for informal appointment of personal representative has been filed with the Registrar. No will has been presented for probate. The application has been granted. Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed Cara Alisse McDonald, whose address is 17019 Pinewood Road, Brainerd, MN 56401, as personal representative of the Estate of the Decedent. Any heir or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative may object to the appointment of the personal representative. Unless objections are filed with the Court (pursuant to Minn. Stat. 524.3607), and the Court otherwise orders, the personal representative has full power to administer the Estate including, after 30 days for the date of issuance of letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease, or distribute real estate.

Any objections to the appointment of the personal representative must be filed with the Court and will be heard by the Court after the filing of an appropriate petitioner and proper notice of hearing. Notice is also given that (subject to Minn. Stat. 524.3-801) all creditors having claims against the Estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: June 4, 2018 /s/James D. Attwood Court Adminstrator Publish 16,23

City of Wykoff

will open up registration for 2 council seats and 1 mayor seat from July 31st – August 31st Mon.-Thurs., July 31-Aug 13 8am-3pm and Fri., August 14 • 8am-5pm Mayor: 2 year term Two Council Members: 4 year term

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PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THE RIGHT TO VERIFICATION OF THE DEBT AND IDENTITY OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW IS NOT AFFECTED BY THIS ACTION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that default has occurred in conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: April 30, 2009 MORTGAGOR: Bradley A. Danielson, as a single man. MORTGAGEE: Merchants Bank, National Association. DATE AND PLACE OF RECORDING: Recorded May 8, 2009 Fillmore County Recorder, Document No. 371904. ASSIGNMENTS OF MORTGAGE: NONE TRANSACTION AGENT: NONE TRANSACTION AGENT’S MORTGAGE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ON MORTGAGE: NONE LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR STATED ON MORTGAGE: Merchants Bank, National Association RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: Merchants Bank, N.A. MORTGAGED PROPERTY ADDRESS: 30357 Whitmore Street South, Rushford, MN 55971 TAX PARCEL I.D. #: R05.0340.010 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: Lot Four (4) and the North 40 feet of Lot Five (5) in Block Eleven (11) of the Village of South Rushford, Fillmore County, Minnesota. COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Fillmore ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $65,000.00 AMOUNT DUE AND CLAIMED TO BE DUE AS OF DATE OF NOTICE, INCLUDING TAXES, IF ANY, PAID BY MORTGAGEE: $54,395.60 That prior to the commencement of this mortgage foreclosure proceeding Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee complied with all notice requirements as required by statute; That no action or proceeding has been instituted at law or otherwise to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; PURSUANT to the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the above described property will be sold by the Sheriff of said county as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: August 2, 2018 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Fillmore County Courthouse, Main Lobby, Preston, MN to pay the debt then secured by said Mortgage, and taxes, if any, on said premises, and the costs and disbursements, including attorneys’ fees allowed by law subject to redemption within six (6) months from the date of said sale by the mortgagor(s), their personal representatives or assigns unless reduced to Five (5) weeks under MN Stat. §580.07. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the real estate is an owneroccupied, single-family dwelling, unless otherwise provided by law, the date on or before which the mortgagor(s) must vacate the property if the mortgage is not reinstated under section 580.30 or the property is not redeemed under section 580.23 is 11:59 p.m. on February 4, 2019, unless that date falls on a weekend or legal holiday, in which case it is the next weekday, and unless the redemption period is reduced to 5 weeks under MN Stat. Secs. 580.07 or 582.032. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: None “THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED.” Dated: May 30, 2018 Merchants Bank, National Association Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee USSET, WEINGARDEN AND LIEBO, P.L.L.P. Attorneys for Mortgagee/Assignee of Mortgagee 4500 Park Glen Road #300 Minneapolis, MN 55416 (952) 925-6888 94 - 18-003835 FC THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. Publish 18,25,2,9,16,23

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NOTICE OF FILING DATES FOR ELECTION TO THE SCHOOL BOARD INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 2198 (Fillmore Central Schools) STATE OF MINNESOTA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the period of filing affidavits of candidacy for the office of school board member of Independent School District No. 2198 shall begin on July 31, 2018, and shall close at 5:00 oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock p.m. on August 14, 2018. The general election shall be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. At that election, four members will be elected to the School Board for terms of four (4) years each. (Will serve until January 1, 2023.) Affidavits of Candidacy are available from the school district election clerk, Fillmore Central District Office, Box 50, Preston, MN 55965. The filing fee for this office is $2. A candidate for this office must be an eligible voter, must be 21 years of age or more on assuming office, must have been a resident of the school district from which the candidate seeks election for thirty (30) days before the general election, and must have no other affidavit on file for any other office at the same general election. The affidavits of candidacy must be filed in the office of the school district clerk and the filing fee paid prior to 5:00 oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock p.m. on August 14, 2018. Dated: 6/26/2018 BY ORDER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD /s/ James Love School District Vice-Clerk ISD #2198 Publish 16

NOTICE OF HEARING FOR A VARIANCE PERMIT FILLMORE COUNTY ZONING REGULATIONS SETH ERICKSON Notice is hereby given that the Fillmore County Board of Adjustment has been presented an application from Seth Erickson of 31987 Harrow Road, Chatfield, MN 55923 for a 28-foot Variance from the setback to the centerline of the road, to construct a new shed (replacement of existing) on his property located in the NW Âź of the NW Âź Section 15, Pilot Mound Township. He is requesting a Variance from Section 604.05(2)(a) of the Fillmore County Zoning Ordinance to construct a new shed 45 feet from the centerline of the road. The land is located in an Agricultural District and is approximately 7 miles northwest of the City of Lanesboro. Notice is further given that said petitioner Seth Erickson will be heard at a monthly meeting of the Fillmore County Board of Adjustment on July 26, 2018 at 7:05 p.m. in Room 601L of the Fillmore County Courthouse at 101 Fillmore Street, Preston, MN, 55965 at which time all interested persons will be heard. If you would like any further information on this project it is available in the Fillmore County Zoning Office during regular office hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Dated: July 13, 2018 Cristal Adkins Fillmore County Zoning Administrator Publish 16

notice pilot mound township Notice to Pilot Mound Township residents that the roadside right of ways will be sprayed for brush beginning August 1. If you have concerns or want to opt out call Supervisor Richard Unnasch (507) 450-1750. Residents opting out of the spray application will be responsible for controlling brush in the right of way adjacent to your property. William Sullivan, Clerk Publish 16,23

NOTICE OF HEARING FOR A VARIANCE PERMIT FILLMORE COUNTY ZONING REGULATIONS DANIEL TERBEEST Notice is hereby given that the Fillmore County Board of Adjustment has been presented an application from Daniel Terbeest of 12455 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 190th Street, Spring Valley MN 55975 for a 650-foot Variance to the setback to a neighboring dwelling for a Sand Pit on his property located in the SE Âź of the SE Âź Section 17, Bloomfield Township. He is requesting a Variance from Section 604.05(10) of the Fillmore County Zoning Ordinance to open a Sand Pit within the setback of a neighboring dwelling. The land is located in an Agricultural District and is approximately 1 mile northeast of the City of Ostrander. Please note, this Sand Pit will be for â&#x20AC;&#x153;constructionâ&#x20AC;? minerals, and will not include â&#x20AC;&#x153;industrialâ&#x20AC;? minerals (silica sand). Notice is further given that said petitioner Daniel Terbeest will be heard at a monthly meeting of the Fillmore County Board of Adjustment on July 26, 2018 at 7:01 p.m. in Room 601L of the Fillmore County Courthouse at 101 Fillmore Street, Preston, MN, 55965 at which time all interested persons will be heard. If you would like any further information on this project it is available in the Fillmore County Zoning Office during regular office hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Dated: July 13, 2018 Cristal Adkins Fillmore County Zoning Administrator Publish 16

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notice The Fillmore County Board of Adjustment will conduct a Public Hearing on the evening of July 26, 2018 in Room 601L in the Fillmore County Courthouse at 101 Fillmore Street Preston, MN starting at 7:00 p.m. to consider a Variance for Dan Terbeest in Bloomfield Township and a Variance for Seth Erickson in Pilot Mound Township. Cristal Adkins Fillmore County Zoning Administrator Publish 16 notice The Fillmore County Planning Commission will conduct a meeting on the evening of July 26, 2018 in Room 601L in the Fillmore County Courthouse at 101 Fillmore Street Preston, MN starting at 7:10 p.m. There will be a discussion on a proposed new Renewable Energy Ordinance and there may also be a discussion of other Zoning Ordinance topics. Cristal Adkins Fillmore County Zoning Administrator Publish 16 notice The Fillmore County Board of Adjustment will conduct its next tour on Monday, July 23, 2018. They will leave the highway shop at 9:00 a.m. and visit a site in Amherst Township where Seth Erickson has applied for a Variance to construct a new shed within the setback of the public road. Cristal Adkins Fillmore County Zoning Administrator Publish 16

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Sale of Middle School Building and Property Located at 193 Park Street in Peterson, MN Quotes Close: Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Notice is hereby given that quotes will be received by Rushford-Peterson Schools, Independent School District No. 239, until 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 for the sale of the Middle School Building, property and contents of the building located at 193 Park Street in Peterson, MN. Interested parties should submit one quote for the buildings and property and/or a separate quote for the furniture and contents of the building. Anyone wishing to view the property, building and contents of the building, should contact Chuck Ehler, Superintendent (507.864.7785 x 1001) to set up a viewing date and time. The District reserves the right to negotiate all quotes received, including at the opening of the quotes to be held on Wednesday, August 8th at 3:00 PM in the Conference Room at the Rushford-Peterson Schools, 1000 Pine Meadows Lane, Rushford, MN. OfďŹ cial action on the quotes will be taken at the regularly scheduled school board meeting to be held Monday, August 20th, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. For additional information, please contact Laura Hahn in the Business OfďŹ ce at (507) 864-7785 ext. 1003 or Terms and conditions of the sale will prohibit the building from being used as a charter or private school or to be in direct competition as an EC â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12 educational setting with ISD No. 239, Rushford-Peterson Schools. The Rushford-Peterson School District reserves the right to reject any and all quotes, to waive irregularities and informalities herein and further reserves the right to award the quote in the best interests of ISD No. 239. Bonnie Prinsen, Clerk Rushford-Peterson Schools

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brush spraying Fillmore township Beginning in August, Fillmore Township will be scheduling some roadside brush work along Township roadways. Unwanted brush will be treated with herbicide. We are notifying the public about this work since affected lands may be adjacent to the roadside scheduled for treatment. Our goal is to eliminate brush and promote grass cover along the roadside. Brush along the road reduces driving visibility, obstructs road signs, and reduces driver reaction time to crossing wildlife. Brush presents maintenance problems by retaining water along the roadbed, obstructing ditches and damaging equipment. Any landowner having concerns or wishing to maintain the right of way adjacent to their land in some other fashion, should contact any Fillmore Township Board member by August 7. Publish 16,23 NOTICE OF FILING FOR ELECTION TO THE SCHOOL BOARD INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 239 RUSHFORD-PETERSON SCHOOLS STATE OF MINNESOTA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the filing period for filing affidavits of candidacy for the office of school board member of Independent School District No. 239 shall begin on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, and shall close at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. The general election shall be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. At that election, three (3) members will be elected to the School Board for a four (4) year term and one (1) member will be elected to the School Board for a two (2) year term. Affidavits of Candidacy are available from the school district clerk designee, Laura Hahn, Rushford-Peterson Schools, 1000 Pine Meadows Lane, Rushford, MN 55971. The filing fee for this office is $2.00. A criminal background check release form must be completed and a $25.00 fee must be paid at the time of filing. A candidate for this office must be an eligible voter, must be 21 years of age or more on assuming office, must have been a resident of the school district from which the candidates seeks election for 30 days before the general election, and must have no other affidavit on file for any other office at the same general election. Affidavits of candidacy must list the term the candidate is seeking. The affidavits of candidacy must be filed in the office of the school district clerk and the filing fee paid prior to 5:00 p.m. on August 14, 2018. BY ORDER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD /s/ Bonnie Prinsen School Board Clerk Independent School District No. 239 Rushford-Peterson Schools Publish 16,23,6



HUGE MOVING SALE, Saturday, July 21, 7am-4pm. Whole house moving sale, everything must go. Furniture, high-end dining room table, misc household goods, DVDs and CDs, Playstation 3 & games, lots of Christmas decorations and artificial tree, antique buckboard seat, Red Wing crocks, sports collectibles, hand tools, power tools, like-new DeWalt Table Saw with stand, like-new DeWalt Compound Miter Saw with stand, garage items, new teen girls bike, newer snow blower, 2001 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD. 104 Fillmore Street E, Wykoff. g9,16-x SPECIAL BACK ROOM SALE AT LuLuâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Funhouse in Lanesboro, 115 Parkway Avenue. Lots of antiques and vintage, linens, artwork/pictures, cookbooks, household, new gifts, brand name clothing; womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s/menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shoes/new. July 20-22 and July 27-29. g16-o MULTI-FAMILY downsizing July 21, 8am-6pm. 2045 Money Creek Rd, Money Creek. Toys from the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;90s and 2000s. Hot wheels, NASCAR, Legos, beanies, Polly Pockets, snowglobes, two saddles & bridles, tires, outdoor furniture, lawn games, screened gazebo, dog kennels, bike carier, microwave, newer pots & pans, Blu-Ray player, two full size beds with headboards, bedding, crafts and much more. g16-o Sat., July 21: 10am-4pm. Sun., July 22: 10am-2pm. We cleaned out our camper and have a lot of extra kitchen items, glass bakeware dishes, small appliances, clothing, American Eagle jeans, purses/bags, mountain bike, microwave, some small furniture items, window A/C unit, nursing uniforms, pack nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; play, outdoor travel infant swing, outdoor slide by Little Tikes, snowmobile and motorcycle helmets, other infant items. 28708 High Road, 3 miles east of Fountain off of County Rd 11. g16-o


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AUCTION CALENDAR Sun., July 15 at 9am - Antiques, tools, household items, furnture, primitives, guns, and much more! For more information, contact Spring Valley Sales, 507-346-2183. Listing in the Journal

Sun., July 22 at 9am - Farm toys, antiques, tools, household items, collector truck banks & NASCAR and much more! For more information, contact Spring Valley Sales, 507-346-2183. Listing in the Journal

Wed., August 22 at 9:30am - Tractors, combines, heads, choppers, harvest equipment, hay & forage equipment, trucks, trailers and much more! For more information, contact Gehling Auction, 507-765-2131. Listing in the Journal



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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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SEMI TRUCK DRIVER - Class A, CDL and clean driving record required. Days, Monday-Friday. MN & IA, parttime and full-time available. Average pay= $18-25/hr. Luke Junge, 507-2594556. h14-oTFN


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general service technician. Mechanical apptitude and general farm equipment knowledge is preferred. Basic farm equipment repair and Nurse Full Time Night Shift understanding is a requirement. CDL is not required but a maintenance $ 1,000 Sign On Bonus plus. Full beneďŹ t package is included with this job opportunity. MABEL Green Lea Senior Living


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TIG WELDERS! Small, well established business needs motivated welder/fitters for traveling dairy processing equipment installation. FT, 9 on, 5 off. Company paid travel, lodging, per diem, more. Information: JPeterson. (MCAN)


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marzolf Implement in Spring Valley, MN, is looking for a

or by contacting Barb Thompson at 507-864-8202 or Applications must be postmarked by July 27, 2018.

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CFS, MANKATO, MINNESOTA seeking qualified CEO. Successful 35 location full service Co-op, grain, agronomy, feed and energy with sales of $560 million. Job: https://tinyurl. com/y8rfe9td David.Lemmon@chsinc. com 320/219-0270 (MCAN)

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â&#x20AC;˘ Convenient and close to home and school â&#x20AC;˘ Quality and caring staff, loving residents, rewarding work â&#x20AC;˘ Child care on-site with employee discount â&#x20AC;˘ Wages based on education and experience â&#x20AC;˘ On-site Fitness Center

Full-time custodial positions available at Fillmore Central High School. Application available online at www.fillmorecentral. or at the district office. Send completed application to: Heath Olstad, Principal, Fillmore Central Schools, PO Box 599, Harmony, MN 55939. Positions open until filled. Fillmore Central ISD #2198 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability. h2,9,16-o

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General Laborers

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Central Cable is currently accepting applications for General Laborers. We offer a competitive wage within the industry, excellent advancement potential and a $500 signon bonus. Laborer wages without a CDL start at $17/hr and $19/hr with a CDL, plus $50 daily per diem. Applicants are not required to have a CDL, but must be willing to obtain one. Typical work week is Monday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Thursday on site, including overnights with Friday-Sunday off. A positive attitude and the ability to work with others is necessary. Central Cable offers health insurance (dental, vision, life) and 401k. Please call 920-324-4118 or email ofďŹ to receive an application. You may also complete an application on our website,

Call Corey at 507-346-7227 or stop in the ofďŹ ce. You may also email job info to

WANTED: A FEW GOOD PEOPLE School bus drivers needed in the Harmony & Preston area, immediately, for routes and extra trips.

Excellent part-time jobs. Will train. CALL HARMONY TRANSIT Phone - 507-886-2020

NURSING ASSISTANTS FT/PT and On-Call Chosen Valley Care Center is looking for enthusiastic, dependable and caring CNAs to join our team. Chosen Valley Care Center enjoys a solid reputation of cares and services, in a supportive working environment, by a dedicated facility team. We are looking for nursing assistants who are compassionate and who want to make a difference in the lives of our residents. We are willing to train the right applicant. This position opening includes: â&#x20AC;˘ Premium Wages â&#x20AC;˘ Medical/Dental Insurance - if eligible â&#x20AC;˘ 401K Matching Retirement Plan - if eligible â&#x20AC;˘ PTO - if eligible â&#x20AC;˘ Flexible Scheduling on all shifts Applications/resumes will be accepted until the position is ďŹ lled & can be mailed to: Director of Nursing, Chosen Valley Care Center, Inc., 1102 Liberty Street SE, ChatďŹ eld, MN 55923 or emailed to: EOE/AA Applicants receive considerations for employment regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance.



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Equal Opportunity Employer

MABEL Green Lea Senior Living is Looking for Special people Who Want to Make a Difference

MABEL Green Lea Senior Living is Looking for Special people Who Want to Make a Difference



Maintenance Supervisor

Full-time/Part-time Shifts

"Applicants will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital status, sexual orientation and status with regard to public assistance, military/veterans status, or any other legally protected characteristic."

"Applicants will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital status, sexual orientation and status with regard to public assistance, military/veterans status, or any other legally protected characteristic."

Contact Tanya or Joyce

115 N. Lyndale Ave. Mabel, MN 55954 (507) 493-5436 â&#x20AC;˘ EOE

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Contact: Sue Lenz, DON (507) 886-6544 Ext: 73377

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