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Jim Hoiness honored as Minnesota’s Outstanding Grocer of the Year By K irsten Zoellner

There are 1,100 stores affiliated with the Minnesota Grocer’s Association (MGA) with more than 200 retail members and more than 100 distributors and manufacturers. Still, few may have been surprised at Rush Foods, Inc. co-owner Jim Hoiness’ recent award as Minnesota’s Outstanding Grocer of 2013, except perhaps Jim himself. “I think it’s a wonderful honor to receive. It was unexpected,” said Hoiness humbly. Hoiness, his wife Gayle, and

son Brad, a co-owner of Rush Food, Inc., were in Brainerd, Minn. on July 28, at the MGA Annual Conference, to receive the award. “This award is presented annually to a grocer who has successfully developed a company and is respected by industry peers,” said MGA in a press release. “Additionally, the recipient must demonstrate contributions to the industry in the areas of government affairs, community service, and involvement in the MGA.” The event was also attended by over 400 of Hoiness’ peers. “This award for Jim is well

deserved recognition for his contribution to the grocery industry and his dedication to the communities we serve,” says Brad Hoiness. “Serving customers in clean, well maintained stores with friendly employees remains at the heart of Jim’s passion for the business. This award is also shared by more than 100 current associates and hundreds of people who have been employed by Rush Foods, Inc. during Jim’s 40 years in the business.” Several local business people wrote letters of recommendation

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Harmony, Minn. resident and owner of Slim’s Woodshed, Stan Maroushek, approached the council a couple of months ago regarding a vision he had for a project to help bring people into town. The statues would be placed in a path throughout the town for a “walking tour” to help bring people to town and get them to see other parts of the town off Main Street. Maroushek has applied for and received a grant to build one of the statues, and the city has received grant money for two more. There is already one statue located outside of Andrew Batstone’s accounting office. The locations that Maroushek chose for the statues included the Cancer Memorial Park, the IGA, Harmony Town Hall, and the Visitor’s Center. The city had previously handed the issue over to the

Arts Board. The Arts Board decided that the city’s statues should be placed at the Visitor’s Center and the Cancer Park. Maroushek was not in agreement with this, so the issue came back to the city council. Chris Giesen of the Economic Development Authority (EDA) spoke to the council on behalf of Maroushek. He explained that Maroushek would prefer the Visitor’s Center statue be the last one to be placed. “We need people to walk through town and see the beautiful town we have,” said Maroushek. He added when people see the town they may decide to open a business there. The Arts Board and the City both had concerns about vandalism, as the statues at the See HARMONY Page 8 

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Sheriff Jensen visits Wykoff to propose new agreement By Jackie Horsman

The Wykoff City Council heard from Sheriff Jensen at their August 12 meeting. The Sheriff addressed the council with a need for a new Law Enforcement Agreement that would be updated and contain the proper civil liability language. The current contract with the city was formed in 1992. Sheriff Jensen acknowledged that the new contract would also force back to table negotiations for cost

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and patrol hours. Currently, the Law Enforcement Agreement costs the city of Wykoff $24,000 a year and states that the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Department will provide 4.5 total hours of patrol daily. Sheriff Jensen noted the cost to the city is roughly a third of what the actual cost is currently to employ such services. A new contract would most likely cost actual expense for a deputy’s time which Jensen See WYKOFF Page 13  Dirty



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Rushford prepares to lease former community center a Lease Revenue Note. An agreement will be reached with Farmers Co-op Elevator regarding a lease agreement “Not all the details are done. This is just the next step in the process before we get it ready to bid,” said City Administrator Steve Sarvi. “We’ve had several discussions about it and they were the first to get architect drawings to us.” The building’s size and location are a good fit for the company, which is headquartered in Rushford, Minn. but has branches in Caledonia, Minn., Houston, Minn., and Spring Grove, Minn. “The last couple of years we’ve consolidated into one office. We’ve added staff. If we continue to grow, we’re going to run short of space,” noted Todd Rosvold, Farmers Co-op Elevator Manager. “This looked like an opportunity and our board was very open to using the community center. Rushford is where the co-op was

By Kirsten Zoellner Finally, the long wait to see the vacant community center may be at an end. Approved in November of 2009, the ground was broken for the center that December, and the center was partially constructed in 2010 by F&L Development. A lengthy process followed that ultimately led the city to abandon its plans with the developer in July of 2011, which left the center partially finished and vacant. Several parties have considered the building, but it appears that the city may have found a way to finish the building and lease it to a local business. At the Monday, August 12 council meeting, the city entered into an agreement with Kane Architect & Schwab Construction for $7,350, plus expenses, to create cost estimates to convert the former community center building into office headquarters for Farmers Co-op Elevator. Construction improvements will be financed by

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founded and we’d like to stay here.” The city will transfer the building to the Economic Development Authority (EDA) for financing reasons and to relieve council of having to oversee day to day items. Funding for the project will come from the EDA. Construction drawings will be finalized so work can be properly bid out with a guarantee not to exceed price. From there, lease pricing will be determined. If all goes as planned, ribbon cutting could be as early as April. “The cost will be captured back, while finishing a structure the co-op wants at price we can all afford,” added Sarvi. “Our intention is to capture all costs to date, plus the new costs, over time.” The community center excitement falls at a good time for the council, as preparations and planning for the 2014 budget are underway. Administrator Sarvi, Mayor Hallum, and Councilor Roger Colbenson have been in preliminary discussions with other city staff to work out a preliminary target. It was noted that the city is considering a 2.02 percent increase in the levy, partially to add a modest increase in the city’s general fund. Several big ticket items are headed down the pipe at the city, including the massive Highway 43 project, other possible street work, and continued maintenance of the levee system.

“We’re not putting money aside for future levee work,” noted Public Works Director Jeff Copley. “The project is not going away. The state is going to keep shoving it down our throats whether we have the money or not, so we should be putting money aside and stay on top of it.” “The Corps contractor didn’t finish and now they’re putting it on us,” added Sarvi. “We think, ‘It’s yours to fix and you said you would. It’s your problem, not ours.’ There’s a lot of things on that list to do that we feel they should have to contribute. This is always going to be a constant struggle for the community. We’re more than willing to be proactive.” Also budgeted for are updates to the comprehensive plan, work

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done by the Parks, Trails, and Trees Board, and a full-time public works position, should the council approve it. In other news, the city has formally adopted an ordinance to prohibit the feeding of deer within city limits. The new ordinance will be published as soon as possible. The police department will enforce the ordinance, contacting violators and trying to correct the situation. Failure to heed the warning will lead to issuance of a citation, a misdemeanor. The city will try the ordinance for one year, then reevaluate whether or not there has been any improvement. For now, the city believes that it’s the simplest, least invasive method. The next regularly scheduled council meeting is Monday, August 26, at 6:30 p.m., at city hall. The public is encouraged to attend.

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C ommentary We Support our R-P Leaders To the Editor, This letter is in response to recent letters/commentaries from some individuals expressing opinions about the RushfordPeterson School District. It is unfortunate when political opinions cannot be expressed without also attacking individuals; in this case, Superintendent Chuck Ehler and school board Chairperson Angela Colbenson were targeted by a small but vocal group of letter writers. We feel the criticism of Mr. Ehler and Ms. Colbenson is unfair and full of unsubstantiated innuendo. We know these two to be persons of integrity who have been willing to sacrifice much in the interest of our schools. Mr. Ehler arrived in our district just prior to our community’s worst natural disaster in 2007 and immediately provided leadership and worked with FEMA to bring our schools through the crisis. Since then he has invested an incredible amount of time to improving our school, like meeting with legislators and officials in an attempt to obtain financial support for our district, and successfully writing grants for our schools, like the summer lunch program. Students’ academic scores in our district have risen since his arrival. Mr. Ehler goes above and beyond to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for our students, welcoming them to school himself and wishing them a great day. He attends numerous sports and music events, and on his weekends “off”, it is not unusual to see him doing something like landscaping around the school. In her short tenure as chairperson, Ms. Colbenson has provided sensible, balanced and cool-headed leadership to the school board. We, the undersigned, express our support and gratitude to these leaders. There are many positive things happening at Rushford-Peterson! It is our hope Editorial Cartoon

that all those in our communities will work together in positive, respectful ways to meet the challenges we face as a school district. Steve and Lanita Agrimson, Peterson Brian Bauer, Rushford Sarah Bearbower, Rushford Brett Bergan, Peterson Kaye Bernard, Rushford Andrea Brand, Rushford Judy Brand, Rushford Jenni Bunke, Rushford Kerry Connaughty, Rushford Duane and Sonja Cook, Rushford Jim Culhane, Rushford Jake and Molly Dahl, Rushford John DeGeorge, Rushford Carolyn Dunham, Rushford Mike and Patty Ebner, Rushford Holly Ekern, Rushford Michele Ekern, Rushford Michelle and Tracie Erickson, Rushford Dale and Shary Evavold, Rushford Michael and Stephanie Evenson, Rushford Pat Georgens, Rushford Kristi Gudmundson, Peterson Chris Hallum, Rushford Matt and Jenny Helgemoe, Peterson Tim and Lori Helgemoe, Peterson Jon and Jennifer Hengel, Rushford Darrel and Ellen Highum, Rushford Gary and Sue Hoff, Rushford Mike and Robin Honken, Rushford George and Kathie Ingram, Rushford Casey and Shannon Ingvalson, Rushford Mike and Sandee Jeresek, Rushford Kari Johnson, Peterson Jerry and Shannon Kopperud, Rushford Delaine Kjos, Rushford Andy and Danielle Kvam, Rushford Ilene Larson, Rushford Gene and Lisa Lawston,

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It’s time to start taking care of what we have... To the Editor, I agree with Lori Peterson, “It’s time…to start taking care of what we have - our kids…” It’s unfortunate, however, that there exists such a negative attitude by some, as to how best to provide for our kids. Several years ago, when the senior class was polled as to what changes they would like to see in our community, approximately 75 percent of the seniors said, “We need a new school.” As I read comments in the local papers belittling the efforts of our superintendent and school board, I question how pro-education this community really is. I’m thankful we have people who have stepped forward in the past and of recent times, who have really had the best interests of our children at heart. People who have tried (unsuccessfully) to provide them with something other than an aged building, which is in great need of more room, major upgrades and better parking. I’m also thankful for our great grandparents who sacrificed and did all they could to give us the facilities that we have had the last 100 or more years. Nothing however lasts forever. Are we still driving our first car? Do we drive on the original roads? When we have a serious medical problem, do we just let it go? Remember how we all worked together in 2007 and beyond, when the floods did such destruction to property, possessions, homes and school? Had the negativity existed back then, which we hear and read about now, little would have been accomplished. Yes, we DO need to seriously and positively take care of some our most precious assets, our

future work force, caregivers and leaders. They ARE worth sacrificing for! Imagine if we all had voted YES on the 2002 referendum - how much further ahead we would be today! Sandra Rumstick Rushford, Minn.

Government this week • Monday, August 19, Preston City Council meeting, 6pm, Council Chambers. • Monday, August 19, Rushford-Peterson School Board meeting, 6:30pm, Rushford Computer Room. • Monday, August 19, Chatfield School Board meeting, 7pm, HS Media Center. • Monday, August 19, Kingsland School Board meeting, 7pm. • Tuesday, August 20, Houston School Board meeting, 5:30pm. • Tuesday, August 20, Mabel-Canton School Board Meeting, 7pm. • Tuesday, August 20, Rushford Village City Council meeting, 7pm, Community Center. •Monday, August 26, Spring Valley City Council meeting, 6pm, City Hall. • Monday, August 26, City of Rushford City Council meeting, 6:30pm, City Hall. • Monday, August 26, Chatfield City Council meeting, 7pm, City Hall. Schedule subject to change.

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C ommentary One Moment, Please... Recognition deserved production today versus years ago. For example, we have to be concerned with how we present content on our newspaper website, but also on our Facebook page, YouTube channel, Twitter, and any other opportunity that may arise. And, this is why I am happy to see that as our company continues to evolve, so does our team of talent. Today, our reporters are becoming more integrated with content presentation opportu-

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City of Mabel Receives Grant from Minnesota Twins By Hannah Wingert When Kati Tweeten, the head softball coach for the Mabel Canton Softball team and the summer recreation director for the City of Mabel, Minn. first heard about the Minnesota Twins “Fields for Kids” grant program, she thought of the Mabel baseball field. The fencing around the field was in bad shape with places where gaps or curling are occurring. The flooding that Mabel experienced this past June had washed away entire sections of the fence. The home dugout had also been washed away during the flood, and the rest of the field was in very bad condition. The Minnesota Twins “Fields for Kids” program provides matching grants in the amount of $1,000 to $10,000 for non-profit organizations and local governments to repair or build baseball/softball fields in the upper Midwest and Southwest Florida. Tweeten knew

that the grant would allow the city to make the necessary repairs to the field. Tweeten teamed up with community member, Bobbie Jo Vickerman. As Vickerman grew up in Mabel and has two children who play softball and t-ball on the field, she had a definite interest in the future of the baseball field. The two were given approval from the Mabel City Council to go ahead with applying for the grant, and in April 2013, they began writing the grant application. Pricing quotes and bids for repairs, and pictures of the damage had to be included to show the need for the grant. They submitted the application on the day it was due and began the wait to see if they would get it. On June 27, Tweeten received an email from the Twins Community Fund Board of Directors informing her that they had been awarded the grant. Tweeten had

he can balance a hectic work and school schedule. In addition, he is extremely involved in the community, through church, Fountain Trail Days, and other volunteer opportunities. We are fortunate to have him leading communications with our news teams in both counties. Additionally, I would like to recognize Barb Jeffers. She started out covering a few news stories here and there, and then eventually took her photography skills to a professional level with incredible shots of the Fillmore County area. If you’ve visited the Fillmore County Journal Facebook Page, you’ll see Barb’s work all over the place.

heard that just about everyone who applied for the grant received at least some grant money, but was surprised when Mabel was awarded the full grant amount of $10,000. Even more surprising was that the check was made out for $20,000. It turned out that Vickerman had checked a box on the grant application to be considered for the Fox Sports North “Sandlot” field scholarship, and Mabel had been awarded the matching amount of $10,000 from them. Tweeten and Vickerman hope to be able to repair the fencing around the field, fix the home and visitors’ dugouts by putting in cement floors and coverings, and make any other repairs that the field needs to be in good condition. The Mabel City Council will make the final decision on the repairs that will be done. The terms of the grant state that the grant must be used within a year of receiving it. Tweeten and Vickerman are hopeful that the field will at least be in playable condition for the tournament during Steam Engine Days. The City Clean-up Day really helped move things along in starting to get things back in shape, but there is still a lot of work left to do. The field should be finished by this fall. Even though the grant has already been matched by the “Sandlot Scholarship,” Tweeten and Vickerman are still asking for donations to help cover the costs of repairs. They estimate that the fencing alone will cost approximately $30,000 to fix.

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nities. We have reporters shoot videos, taking loads of photos, and sharing all of this information with a variety of media resources. And, while we haven’t necessarily set out to make this a mission or objective, it has just naturally happened on an individual basis. In particular, I’d like to take a moment to recognize two individuals on our team who have harnessed these opportunities. Mitchell Walbridge has transitioned from a freelance reporter to the position of Assistant Editor for the Fillmore County Journal and Olmsted County Journal. While still attending college, he has already proven

At 6:00 p.m. every Sunday night from now until the end of October, we will be playing soccer at the Preston Elementary School soccer field. This is completely free to play, so you just have to show up. Any questions, call Jason at 507-251-5297. A las 6:00 pm todos los domingos a partir de ahora hasta finales de octubre, vamos a jugar al fútbol en el campo de Preston Elementary School fútbol. Esto es completamente libre para jugar, por lo que sólo tiene que aparecer. Cualquier pregunta, llame a Jason al 507-2515297.2013 y en funcionamiento hasta principios de otoño.

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discussed, with Mayor Donivee Johnson recommending the Council consider the establishment of a Street Improvement Fund at some future point for anticipated projects. •A liquor license was approved for Canton’s “Day Off” celebration scheduled for August 16th, 17th and 18th. •Other town maintenance items—including the recent painting of the gazebo, the decision to put wood chips in the park next spring, and the placement of new windows in the Town Hall (as part of the Rockwell grant) in October, were also discussed. An effort will be made in September to recruit volunteers for the window project.

By Steve Harris The decision by the city of Canton to retain ownership of the town liquor store, and the plan to close the business, liquidate the remaining inventory, and renovate the structure for future town use, was discussed at the City Council meeting on August 14th. The remaining wine and spirit inventory that remains after the store’s last day of business on October 31st can be sold to qualified buyers holding a current liquor license. Renovation work on the building will begin in the fall. In other Council business: •Work continues on two small water leaks at the Waste Water plant, reported Jon Nordsving. •Needed street repairs were

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The FCJ reaches over 12,000 households each week. to wholesaler Nash Finch. A year later the three were renamed to Continued from Page 1 Rushford Foods, Preston Foods, for Hoiness’ nomination. The and Harmony Foods. MGA board selected Hoiness Continually evolving with from the list of applicants. He technology and energy efficiency, was notified about the award as well as customer service, the in early July, but was sworn to stores continued to see upgrades with Hoiness at the helm. In secrecy until the conference. 2004, the Rushford store was Hoiness has been a grocery remodeled and new energy effiretailer and leader within the cient refrigeration equipment in community for over 40 years, Frozen, Dairy and Meat departfirst beginning his employment with Rushford IGA in 1972. He ments as well as an additional joined the three other partners 1,000 sq. ft. of sales floor to as an owner just a year later. facilitate more space for these Harmony IGA was added to the departments. company in 1975, but Preston Unexpectedly the flood wasn’t added until 1999 when of August 2007, in Rushford, Hoiness purchased the business required an unplanned remodfrom Vern and Shirley Dahl. el and further changes to the Over the years, the three stores sales floor as well as new and have seen substantial upgrades, used equipment to get back into including major expansion and business. Hoiness’ fortitude durremodel of all, and relocation of ing this time of struggle was a key point of his recognition by the Rushford store in 1985. MGA. In 1997, Hoiness purchased the company from the remain- “In 2007, a flash flood left up ing partners and added son Brad to four feet of water in almost as a co-owner and as business every business in Rushford. Jim and operations manager. Six was key to the recovery of the years later, all three stores transi- business community and protioned away from IGA, changing vided hope for local residents


Monday, August 19, 2013 to rebuild with his resolve and determination to open the store. Jim epitomizes the definition of hometown grocer - a true champion for his community,” said MGA. Continuing forward with the vision for the stores, the next five years saw further upgrades. In 2008, the Preston Foods interior was completely remodeled, replacing a majority of the refrigeration cases and adding a new compressor system for energy efficiencies. The next year Harmony Foods replaced all the freezer display cases and added an additional 10 to expand selection. “Energy efficiency was again the driver of these changes,” notes Brad Hoiness. “Even though ten doors were added, the amount of electrical load was reduced with the latest motors and LED lighting.” In 2010 the exterior of Preston Foods was remodeled to remedy roof issues and provided a modern look to the store. Last year, all three stores saw new door systems installed in existing refrigerated cases and upgraded LED lighting to further reduce waste.

Beneficial Tournament Tees up for 16th Year By Barb Jeffers Saturday, August 10, 2013 brought a large group of people to the Lanesboro Golf Course for a tournament to remember those from the past and to support the future of others. The 16th Annual Burro Pride Golf Tournament raises money to be donated to the Lanesboro Booster Club. The history of the tournament began in 1998 when Don Jacobson, an LHS Alumni from the class of 1951 and Burro supporter, realized there was a need for equipment and uniforms and decided a golf tournament would be a great way to raise the funds. Don passed away in 1999 and his family decided to continue the tournament as a Don Jacobson Memorial. The Jacobson family continued

organizing the tournament for many years with the Lanesboro Booster Club taking over leadership in 2003. In 2007, the tournament began to honor Andrew Ruen, a student who passed away in 2006 and was a member of the Burro golf team. The tournament became the Burro Pride Tournament: In Memory of Andrew Ruen, Founded by the Don Jacobson Family. Many members of the Jacobson family and Ruen family spent the day at the golf tournament surrounded by people sharing hugs and laughter. The four-person best shot tournament featured a Big Cup, Shotgun Start with 18 holes being played. Sixty-seven people hit the links in the tournament with the winning team consisting of Scott Strom,

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Cory Strom, Tyler Speer, and Pete Ask. The $40 entry fee included golf, prizes, and a delicious dinner by cook Bill Hanson of the Lanesboro Golf Course. A highlight of the day for many children in attendance was meeting Raef LaFrentz. Raef, who stands six foot, 11 inches, was an All-American basketball player in college at the University of Kansas. He was third overall pick in the 1998 draft and played in the NBA until 2009. Raef, who was playing in the golf tournament, took time to talk with the children about the importance of working hard every day and posed for photographs with the kids. A raffle was held with many donated gifts including a patio umbrella, grilling essentials, and t-shirts to name a few. Silent auction items were available for bidding with many gift baskets and other useful objects up for grabs. Bidding went quickly during the live auction with auctioneer Steve “Ike” Wangen selling desirable items such as an adirondack chair decorated with the burros name and logo, a golfing package for Somerby Golf Course in Byron, Minn., and homemade pies being among the top money makers. There were new additions to this year’s tournament including a Junior Golf Tournament and a Bean Bag Tournament. T h e Junior Golf Tournament was a popular event with 22 youth golfers participating. Many people also enjoyed the Bean Bag tournament along with all of the other activities that took place throughout the day. Money raised during the Burro Pride Golf Tournament goes to the Lanesboro Booster Club. The mission of the booster club is to enhance the athletics, arts and academics for the students of Lanesboro Schools and money is granted for items such as library books for the elementary students, math wizards support, weight room equipment, classroom materi-


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“This system produced an average of 12 percent savings in electrical usage. The project was enhanced with 13 doors of new equipment in the dairy department, which took advantage of up to 78 percent less energy usage over the cases that were previously in that space. The existing dairy cases were moved to produce which added 30 percent of space to refrigerated produce display,” notes Brad Hoiness. Not slowing down, Harmony Foods interior was remodeled this year, moving the larger dairy cases to produce for added space and installing an additional 26 refrigerated display cases to replace the existing dairy, smoked meat and deli cases. A new frozen dessert case was added, the deli hot foods area expanded, and all prep spaces were brought up to the latest standards for food safety. “Hoiness has an entrepreneurial spirit and a positive attitude that exemplifies what it means to be a grocer. He leads by example, demands just as much out of himself as he does of others, and is respected by his peers. Hoiness

has a vision for the industry and has been an exceptional supporter of the Minnesota Grocers Association and his hometown organizations. All of these traits and accomplishments exemplify why he is the 2013 MGA Outstanding Grocer.” Also an outstanding leader in his own community, as well as the communities served by his businesses, Hoiness is quick to note the support he’s received. “With an award or honor of this type, it takes all of the employees and folks that have helped us stay in business and grow our business. That’s what makes a business succeed. This award is a testimony to those folks, too, and they’ve made us successful in these small towns.” Hoiness sits on various boards within his community, including Ace Communications, Rushford State Bank, Community Economic Development Associates, Grace Place, and First Presbyterian Church. He and wife Gayle live in Rushford and are proudly the parents of four grown sons and nine grandchildren, which are a delight in their lives.

als to enhance curriculum, music department support and equipment as well as other needs. There were over 60 sponsors of the golf tournament, as well as nine hole sponsors. These sponsors included businesses, groups, families, and individuals who show their pride and dedication to the Lanesboro Burros. Without these sponsors the event could not take place. A huge thank you goes out to each and every one of them. Matt and Kristen Asleson cochaired this year’s tournament along with school board member Terri Scott and Gretchen Schwichtenberg and the team did a fantastic job of planning and preparing for the fundraiser. The Lanesboro School Board would like to thank the group for all

their hard work and dedication to the event including the Jacobson and Ruen families, as well as many others who offered their time, donated items, or helped in any way. Also, the co-chairs and the Lanesboro Booster Club would like to thank the Lanesboro Golf Course and staff for hosting the golf tournament and providing great service. The tournament has a special history bringing together families and friends to honor two people who are gone but never forgotten. Make plans now to attend the 17th Annual Burro Pride Golf Tournament in August of 2014. To view photos from the golf tournament visit the Fillmore County Journal’s Facebook page at

Some members of the Jacobson family at the Burro Pride Golf Tournament - In back L to R: Marge, Robbie, Oz, Cathy, J.W. and Judy. In front L to R: Eric and Patty. Photo by Barb Jeffers

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Hobo Park have had some damage done to them in the past. There was also concern about liability. Maroushek said the statues will be anchored like the ones at the hobo park. Mayor Steve Donney made a motion to have the two city statues go up at the IGA and the Cancer Park, with the other one going up at the town hall. Ralph Beastrom, owner of the Selvig House and member of the EDA, agreed with Maroushek. He said most people go to the Visitor’s Center, and he feels it’s not necessary to have one there. “It’s more critical to get them around town,” he said. “I really don’t see the need for the first one to be there.” Councilor Jim Bakken felt differently, commented that the city turned the issue over to the Arts Board, and he doesn’t feel the city should undermine that decision. Councilor Debbie Swenson agreed. Maroushek said he would not finish the project if they did not do it the way he envisioned. Mayor Donney didn’t feel it was an unacceptable request, and it is Slim’s vision, and he brings a lot of people to town with his business. The motion failed due to a tie, with Donney and Shuck

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voting for it, and Swenson and Lynn Mensink abstaining from voting. Mensink is on the Arts Board, and she felt there was a conflict of interest, and that she was “between a rock and a hard place.” The issue can go back to the Arts Board. Shuck commented that the council is not against the project, and that it’s about overriding the Arts Board’s decision. EDA A survey has been passed around regarding Sterling Pharmacy. The pharmacy announced they would be decreasing their hours, but agreed to hold off until hearing from the city council. Both an article in a local newspaper and an ad helped spread the information. Around 100 people have completed the survey so far. Giesen said the survey asked people, if they are not getting their prescriptions from Sterling, what is the reason? A few people answered with things like parking, cost, and customer service, but an overwhelming amount of people had a problem with the hours, and the fact that it’s not open on Saturdays. They are still waiting to receive more surveys. The closing on the sale of Heritage Grove will be on August 29. The name of the facility will be changing to Clara House.

Parking on 2nd Ave. NE A resident requested the parking on 2nd Avenue Northeast be changed from parking only on the west side instead of the east side. The benefits of changing would include having the mailboxes on east side be accessible. A lot of cars are parked along that street during football games. Councilor Jim Bakken recommended they have a police officer look at it and make sure it would be okay from a safety viewpoint. There was some discussion about the many places in town where people would like parking changed but it doesn’t happen, and the fact that mail doesn’t get delivered during football games. They will look further into the issue. Other Business The council approved the purchase of land from Cory Scrabeck for $25,000. The city has not closed on the property, but Scrabeck has opened the road to the public. The concert with J.J. Mensink sponsored by the Harmony Arts Board was successful, with about 100 people attending. Mensink said they may do it again in a few months. Mensink said she received thanks from a couple of parents for the “Children Playing” signs in her neighborhood. The council recognized a donation of $250 from The McKinnis family that will go toward 4th of July fireworks.

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College News Dean’s List/Honors •U of MN Twin Cities, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.: Miranda Walbridge of Fountain; Alyssia Morley of Harmony; Tori Ristau of Preston; and Cristine Youngs of Spring Valley. •Riverland Community College: Nicholas Mesenbring of Ostrander; Justin Buchholtz and Dylan Steichen of Spring Valley. •Bethel University, Saint Paul, Minn.: Abigail Stocker of Peterson. •MN State Mankato, Mankato, Minn.: Mark Lawstuen of Lanesboro; Kristopher Roppe and Samuel Storlie of Mabel; Morgan Mensink and Peter Sparks of Preston; Elysia Bires, Nicholas Bly, Brittney Capelle, Kindra Hagan, and Jenna Rindels of Spring Valley; Jade Schmidt of Wykoff. •RCTC, Rochester, Minn.: Bryn Harmon of Lanesboro President’s List •Drake University, Des Moines, IA: Jennifer Quanrud of Preston. •Riverland Community College: Grayce HamlinEnriquez and George Van Fosson, Jr. of Spring Valley. Graduations •Western Technical College, La Crosse, Wis.: Jessica Otterness (Emergency Medical Technician) of Mabel; Shannon Hyter (Paralegal), Carrie Kelly

(Practical Nursing), Steven Koenen (Emergency Medical Technician), and Brandon Weideman (Physical Therapist Assistant), all of Rushford; Katie Hahn (Nursing Assistant), Marci Husman (EMT-Paramedic), A nastassia Novikova (Paralegal), Brooke VanMinsel (Dental Assistant) and Danyelle VanMinsel (Dental Assistant) all of Spring Grove. •Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples, Minn.: Tina Kerns (AAS - Child Development Care & Guidance) of Canton. •UW-Madison, Madison, Wis.: Bryce Niemeyer (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Medicine) of Chatfield; Melody Olstad (BA - English, Gender & Women’s Studies) of Harmony. •UW-La Crosse, La Crosse, Wis.: Shelby Norstad (BS - Management) and Jared Torkelson (BS - Biology) of Rushford. •University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn.: Megan Mensink (Social Work Advanced Standing) of Preston.

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City of Ostrander Will Regulate City Brush Dump With New Hours of Operation By Jackie Horsman The Ostrander City Council approved regulated hours for use of the city’s brush dump at their Tuesday, August 6 meeting. Public Works Director Jimmie Dean had expressed concern over outside residents dumping garbage and nonburnable items. The brush dump is now fenced in and new hours will be posted on the gate. Tentatively the hours will be Wednesday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., however a number will be posted for residents to call if they need access to it at other

times. Ostrander, Minn. will be welcoming a new business in the fall. Amanda Siskow approached the council and inquired about a 3.2 beer and wine license. Her plans are to have her new hair salon opened between September 1 and October 1. Siskow expressed the need for a light lunch place in town as well as offering convenient items for residents to purchase. She will have a deli counter, separate from the salon, in the front of her store. City Administrator Rhonda Klapperich informed the

council that such a license could not be more than half the cost of a full liquor license. This topic will be researched and addressed at a special council meeting that will occur on August 13. Visitor Larry Christenson reported on the success of the town’s celebration, Uffda Days, and thanked the council and many volunteers for their efforts. Christenson mentioned highlights of the event; the council and Mayor Pat Nesler thanked Christenson and the Uffda Days committee for their hard work and dedication to

the event. Fire Chief Jimmie Dean reported the fire department raked in just over $2,300 from the Pork Chop Feed and Mud Bog events held during Uffda Days. He also notified the council there was a possibility a new firefighter joining the fire department. In new business the council addressed what to do with an anonymous donation made to the city in the amount of $500. Mayor Nesler would like clarification of where the anonymous donor would like the money to

be spent. The donation was given to Jimmie Dean, therefore Nesler suggest Dean approach the donor and ask, then report back to the council. Councilwoman Heidi Jones expressed her interest in starting a neighborhood watch program. She had recently attended a class in Blooming Prairie, Minn. to collect information. Jones would like to find out if there is interest not only in Ostrander, but perhaps neighboring communities as well. She will formulate a timeline and report back to the council.

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Obituaries Lois Carol Bumgarner Lois Carol Bumgarner, 67, of Preston, Minn. passed away peacefully in the arms of her daughterlike niece Amy, at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, Minn. August 9, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer. Lois was born on October 21, 1945, in Preston, the daughter of J. Lois Carol Edward and Bumgarner Alvera (Workman) O’Connor. She graduated from Preston High School in 1964. Lois married Gary Bumgarner Sr. in 1968. They had one son, Gary Allen Jr. in 1969. Lois lived and worked in Preston her entire life. Lois’ godchild and niece, Amy, had an exceptionally close relationship throughout her life. Lois viewed Amy and Mike’s children, Brad, age 5, and Addie, age 2, as her own grandchildren. Brad and Addie called Lois, “Nam O,” short for grandma Lois. Lois enjoyed baking, playing cards, embroidery and quilting. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with Brad and Addie. She adored Brad and Addie and cherished every moment she had with them. She is survived by three broth-

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ers, Tom O’Connor of Rochester, Terry O’Connor of Fairmont, Minn.; Gary “Mike” (Linda) O’Connor of Rochester; three sisters, Eileen (Ernest) Kinneberg of Lanesboro, Minn.; Annette (John) Ask of Lewiston, Minn.; and Beth Mensink (Jerry White) of Lime Springs, IA; two godchildren, Amy O’Connor and Cierra Burt; also many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gary Sr.; and son, Gary Jr. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at St. Columban Catholic Church in Preston, with Rev. Shawn Haremza officiating. Burial was in Washington Cemetery in rural Spring Valley. Ruth E. Estes Ruth E. Estes, 94, of Rushford, Minn. formerly of Ely, Iowa died Tuesday August 6, 2013 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford after a short illness. Ruth was born on October 14, 1918 in Granger, Ruth E. Estes Minn. the daughter of John and Maude Vought Riehl. She married James R. Estes on July 10, 1948 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA. Jim passed away in 2009. Ruth worked at Cherry Bur-

rell and retired from there after more than 22 years of service. She enjoyed gardening and the time spent with friends and her beloved family. Per Ruth’s request there will be no service or visitation. Burial at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Memorial donations may be given to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home. Please leave a message or tribute to Ruth’s family on our web page, www. under Obituaries. Linda Elaine (Hendrickson) Gawthrop Linda, age 65 of Minneapolis formerly of Cherry Grove, Minn., passed away Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013 at NC Little Hospice in Edina, Minn. She had battled ovarian cancer for 3 Linda Elaine 1/2 years. (Hendrickson) Linda was Gawthrop born February 8, 1948 to Nordahl and Louise (Grabau) Hendrickson. She attended Red School and then Harmony High graduating in 1965. Linda married William (Bill) Gawthrop of Alexandria,

The Official Legal Newspaper for Fillmore County Minn. on February 10,1968. They later divorced. Linda worked for United Telephone in Alexandria for many years. In 1999 she earned a degree in nursing in Minneapolis and worked at United Hospital in Minneapolis retiring February 2013. She was very active in nursing organizations, community and church. Linda is survived by a daughter Jill (Rick) Roehl; a very precious granddaughter Allison, whom she adored and did many things with; a sister Annette (Duane) Hyland of Spring Valley; two nieces Joann (Al) Leutink of Spring Valley, Minn. and Julie (Scott) Back of Ostrander, Minn.; nephew Michael (Julie) Hyland

of Spring Valley; one great neice Megan Back; two great nephews Troy Leutink and Logan Back; a sister-in-law Sandy Hendrickson of LeRoy, Minn.; a nephew Luke (Maggie) Hendrickson; and great niece Layla; a niece Summer (Dustin) Lidtke of Hastings, Minn. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Curtis Hendrickson and a niece Stephanie Hyland. A memorial service will be held on Aug. 23 at 11:00 a.m. at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. Charles H. “Chuck” Morgan Charles H. “Chuck” Morgan, age 84, of Harmony, Minn. died Saturday, August 10, 2013 at his See OBITUARIES Page 11 

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home in Harmony. Chuck was born July 7, 1929, the only child of Willard “Burton” and Laurel “Faye”(Hewes) Morgan, on a farm northeast of Lime Springs, IA. At age 16 his family moved to a farm in York Twp., Fillmore County; on which he lived and Charles H. farmed until “Chuck” 1999 when he Morgan moved to Harmony. Chuck attended Lime Springs Elementary School and graduated from Lime Spring High School in 1947. During his junior high and senior high years he was active in 4-H Club activities and was later a leader in Howard County 4-H for nine years. He was also very active in sports. Discipline was a strong point in school along with outstanding teachers. After high school Chuck enjoyed and played organized fast-pitch softball for 18 years; he umpired for several years after that. Chuck married Bernadine Kelly in 1949. They had six children; Rick, Mary, Joe, Tim, Tom and

Sue. In 1973 they divorced with the children staying on the farm with Chuck. In 1978 Chuck Married Emily (Scheevel) Scrabeck. She had four children; Larry, Dwight, Wayne and Karen. He served on the Harmony School Board, the York Township Board of Supervisors for 18 years, and 12 years on the Fillmore County Unit of Township Officers. Chuck was a member of the Knights of Columbus and was very involved in the local Council. He obtained the Fourth Degree level of membership. Chuck was an active volunteer in the community and attended school and church events, much which included his grandchildren and great-grandchildren which he enthusiastically supported. Chuck was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter Susan (Morgan) Reiss. Chuck is survived by his wife Emily; nine children: Rick (Gin) Morgan, Mary (Harlan) Larson, Joe (Lori) Morgan, Tim (Bev) Morgan, Tom (Renee) Morgan, Larry (Rosie) Scrabeck, Dwight Scrabeck (Janey Afseth), Wayne (Deb) Scrabeck, Karen (Edward Dains) Scrabeck; 20 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Mass of Resurrection and Celebration of Life was held on Saturday, August 17 at Nativity Catholic Church. Rushford 507-864-7733

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Monday, August 19, 2013 Lenora Anne Bly Schmidt Lenora Anne Bly Schmidt, 90, died August 9, 2013 at Spring Valley Senior Living Care Center in Spring Valley, Minn. On September 16, 1922, Lenora was born to Bert T. and Etta Rose (Krieger) Bly at the family home on Washing- Lenora Anne ton Street in Bly Schmidt Spring Valley. She met and married her sweetheart, Louis K. Schmidt, and raised her children where she was most “at home” in Spring Valley. It was important to her that her children each graduated from the same high school as her, Spring Valley High School. After she and her sweetheart retired from FMC Northern Ordnance in Fridley, Minn. in 1986 they enjoyed living on Lake Mary in Howard Lake, Minn. where they fished and entertained their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren before returning to Spring Valley in 1999. They then spent their winters in sunny Tucson, Ariz. where they picked oranges and grapefruit from their own trees and made many new friends. Purple ribbons from the fair would have adorned her walls had she entered her delicious gooey caramel rolls, breads, jams and jellies, garden vegetables, crocheting, crafts and beautiful woven rag rugs. Many of these skills she taught her five children, seven grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Her surviving children are: Sharon (Bob) Hileman; Teri (Wayne) Allen of Howard Lake; Larry (Melissa) Schmidt of Spring Valley; Barbara (Gary) Fratzke of Winona, Minn. and Rick (Kay) Schmidt of Spring Valley. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, and two sisters. Morris Luther Spelhaug Morris Luther Spelhaug, 90, of Stewartville, Minn. died Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at his home. Morris was born Feb. 2, 1923, in Crosby, N.D., to Christian and Alma (Swenson) Spelhaug. He attended school through the eighth grade. On May 25, 1943, he married Inez Jean Johnson in Winona. Inez worked at Dayton’s as a manager. She passed away in 1990. On June 26, 1996, he married Alice Lorraine Schleuswe in Chatfield, Minn. Alice is a homemaker. Morris farmed until 1969 and also worked for the state in highway landscaping. Morris was a member of the Masonic Lodge for 50 years; was a Master Mason, a member of the Chatfield Lutheran Church, and Pleasant Grove Morris Luther Riders SadSpelhaug dle Club. He enjoyed horsemanship, traveling, fishing, bowling and woodwork-


ing.. Morris is survived by his second wife, Alice; two sons, David (Terri) Spelhaug of Mount Vernon, Wash., and Jerry (Sue) Spelhaug of Chatfield; two stepchildren; six grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Inez, two brothers, two sisters, and his daughter, Judy. Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Chatfield Lutheran Church with Pastor Mark Docken officiating. Burial will be in the Chatfield Cemetery. Gary S. Van de Mark Gary S. Van de Mark, age 64, of rural Mabel, Minn. died Thursday, August 8, 2013 at his home. Gary was born November 26, 1948 in Spencer, Iowa to C.C. “Pete” and Geraldine (Henneman) Van de Mark. He attended 13 schools in 12 years and graduated from the Chatfield Gary S. High School Van de Mark in 1967. He attended the University of Minnesota before joining the workforce where he worked as a meat luger, truck driver, owner of a bar in Chatfield, Minn., dairy farmer, and bridge worker. On October 8, 1979 he married Ruth Izer. They later divorced. On November 30, 1987 he married Marlys “Kit” Underdahl. In 1989 they moved to rural Mabel and started Hy View Feeds. Gary was talented with fixing and fabricating machines and using his carpentry skills for the business. He had a knack for caring for animals and used it well in growing their business. Gary is survived by his wife Marlys “Kit” of Mabel; two daughters Ellen Izer-Van de Mark of Washington D.C., and Megan Izer-Van de Mark of Portland, Ore.; a brother Jim of Chatfield;

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and two sisters Dorothy (Wayne) Stephas of Chatfield, and Judy (Wyatt) Goldsmith of Dover, Minn. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Doyle Terrance. A time of remembrance was held on Monday, August 12 at Gary’s residence. Nancy Jean Weldon Nancy Weldon, 66, of Fountain, Minn. died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minn. She was born May 13, 1947, in Wykoff, Minn. Her parents were Paul W. Miller and Marjorie Schmidt. She graduated from Preston High School in 1965. She was married first to Elwood Brusse, later divorced, then to George J. Weldon for 20 years before Mr. Weldon died in 2003. Nancy was engaged to Larry Severson, of Fountain, at the time of her death. During her life, Nancy lived in Weaverville, Calif., Redding, Calif., Plains, Mont., and Fountain. She held jobs as a telephone operator and real estate agent. She was a member of Fountain Lutheran Church and served on the Altar Committee. Besides church activities, she participated in bowling, quilting and flowergardening. In addition to her fiance, Nancy is survived by her mother, now named Marjorie Bremseth, of Fountain; stepchildren George (Lee) Weldon, of Missoula, Mont., and Lequita (Rick) Cavill, of Thompson Falls, Mont; daughter Christine (Aaron) Hughes, of Kalispell, Mont.; four step-grandchildren; three brothers, Robert (Dianna) Miller, of Fargo, N.D., Herman (Linda) Miller, of Fountain, and Gary (Sharon) Miller, of Fountain. She was preceded in death by a sister, Carol Severson, second husband George J. Weldon, and her step-father, Marvin Bremseth. Memorials are requested to Gift of Life Transplant House in Rochester.

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The FCJ reaches over 12,000 households each week. Davis, so she can pass it on to the city attorney for review. After Continued from Page 1 it is reviewed, the council will noted is roughly $39/hour. decide budgeting for the new The council had previously Law Enforcement Agreement or requested log books from the if they will look at other avenues county as a proof of performance for the presence of law enforcereference. Sheriff Jensen noted ment. the actual logs could not be Visitor Rod Thompson shown because of data priva- addressed the council with a cy and confidentiality reasons. concern about the Jerry FerguHowever, he did go through son property. Thompson asked the logs from the past 210 days if the city was mowing the himself, so he could report to property, to which the answer the council. Jensen informed the was yes. Thompson questioned council that there had been a law why the city is doing so for free. enforcement presence in town Mayor Hare explained that he 329 times in the past 210 days had personally called Ferguson, but did note it was probably not who currently resides in New a total of 4.5 hours a day. Admit- York, and asked him the very tedly, Jensen acknowledged it same thing. Ferguson explained was closer to 2.5-3 hours a day. to Hare that he made an agree Sheriff Jensen had drawn up a ment with the council “years ago.” new proposed contract that will Council members discussed the be given to City Clerk Cheryl current ordinance for lawn mow-


Monday, August 19, 2013 ing in which the city charges $75 to mow unkempt lawns. Mayor Hare suggested the City Clerk send a letter to Ferguson, citing the ordinance and suggest he hire a local youth to maintain the small strip of land. In other business the council voted by ballot to appoint a new member to the Planning and Zoning Committee as well as a new member for the Board of Review. Jake Gilbert will be taking the open seat on the Planning and Zoning Committee and Mathew Kirkpatrick will fill the available seat on the Board of Review. It was decided that the City Clerk would send a letter to inform both of their new roles. City Clerk Davis informed the council that the Waste Treatment Center plan had been approved by the MPCA and the city could move forward with the bidding

Chatfield Western Days “spurs fun for all” By Barb Jeffers Western Days 2013 in Chatfield, Minn., was held August 8 - 11, was packed full of events the entire four days of the celebration with activities taking place from one end of town to the other and everywhere in between. Wit’s End Theatre presented its production of “Monty Python’s Spamalot” each night of Western Days which had many people in Potter Auditorium laughing out loud. Thursday evening the Chatfield Fish and Game Club held open trap shooting. Bingo was played in the City Park on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and the seats under the bingo tent always seemed to have people in them. An ATV Trail Ride took place Friday leaving from the Trail Head and the Minnesota Horse and Pony Pullers were also in town. A book sale was held at the Pavlish Building and First Aid/Blood Pressure checks were available in the City Park by the Chatfield EMS. A carnival by Cody Amusements was in the park from Friday to Sunday with rides and games for the children to enjoy along with many types of food and treats throughout the park. Food was available in all shapes and sizes over Western Days weekend. Some of the food choices were the

R-4 Meat wagon serving steak sandwiches, the Pony Express, Methodist Church Stand, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Paul Lutheran Church and Pioneer Presbyterian also having stands with many selections to choose from. The Beer Garden, held at the Fire Hall, is a very popular place during Western Days and is sponsored by the Chatfield Fire Department and held at the Fire Hall. A Lions Club Hog raffle was an event scores of people wanted to be a part of to see if they had good luck. Hanson Girls’ Concessions, Gleason’s Concessions, Chatfield Ambulance EMS, Stumpy’s pizza, and the “Squeeze Shack” brought even more choices. The VFW Chicken BBQ which never fails to satisfy was held on Saturday and provided a filling meal at a reasonable price. The Commercial Club got Sunday started off with a Pancake Breakfast which is a favorite of many residents. The first ever Bandtown Friday Night Jam had groups and individuals sitting down to the enjoy the music along with the beautiful evening weather. Entertainment was provided by CBB Jazz Combo with Steve Strange, and Casey and the Good Timers. KROC’s Music on Wheels entertained a crowd at the Bernard Bus Garage which was sponsored by the Chatfield Booster

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Club and the Class of 2014. Also entertaining was the Luminator Lights Dance contest, sponsored by Sunshine Foods and Dairy Queen, which was fun for participants as well as viewers. The Kiddie Parade on Friday evening was exciting for the children who smiled proudly as they walked, rolled, or strolled from the Chatfield Center for the Arts down the sidewalk and through the City Park filled with people. Sisters Sedona Thompson, 3, and Aviana Thompson, 6, were two of the children who rode in the parade, sitting together in a wagon. Sedona and Aviana are the daughters of Michele and Josh Thompson of Chatfield. An eye-catching participant in the children’s parade was Tate Karver, 11, son of Amanda and Chris Karver of Chatfield. Tate wore what he described as a “morph suit,” which covered his entire body and was bright red in color. Saturday had many events scheduled including a Horse Trail Ride sponsored by Eastwood Bank, Stampede races, a volleyball tournament, and a men’s softball tournament. The Saddle Club held a Royalty Contest and Horse Show during the celebration and enjoyed the time with their friends and horses. An additional event which had hearts pounding was skydiving for those brave enough to give it a try. The Grand Parade was held at 1p.m. on Saturday afternoon with crowds lining both sides of the street waiting and watching to see what was coming next. Lexie Eberly was the Grand Marshal and Honorary Grand Marshal was Gary Stevens and both rode in the front of the parade. There were horses, cars, tractors, floats of all kinds and also Cody the Buffalo in this year’s Western Days parade with prizes being awarded for Most Creative Commercial Unit, Best Western Theme Unit, Best Saddle Horse Unit, Best Musical Unit and Best Horse Hitch. Sixteen month-old Sophie Welder, daughter of Carey and Krystal Welder was having a wonderful time watching the parade along with hundreds of other children. The City of Chatfield was also honored to have the 48 foot mobile Riverine Force Vietnam Military


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process. Because of the number of large bids available in the area at this time, it was suggested the date for bid processing be moved. Contractors will now have until 3 p.m. on August 19 to submit a bid and a special meeting will occur on that same date at 7 p.m. for the city council to review and make a decision. Mayor Hare also brought up the need and want for waste cans to be distributed within the city. He had approached some members of the Lion’s Club and felt they would be receptive in covering half the costs. Hare suggested a container he had priced to the council, and Councilwoman Megan Larson expressed her concern over them. Larson felt the suggested garbage cans were too light weight and was concerned with the ability to set them on fire. The council agreed and Lar-

son volunteered to research concrete or cement container costs. Councilman Comstock questioned the placement of the waste cans. Mayor Hare had suggested six total containers; one to be placed in the City Pavilion, four to be distributed throughout the downtown area and one to be placed at the ball field at St. John’s School per the request of Lion’s member, Brett Corson. Comstock felt the city should not put one at the ball field, as it is not city property and it belongs to the school; Councilman Mitch Grabau agreed. It was decided the budget meeting will occur on August 27, 6:15 p.m. at City Hall. This meeting is open to the public and the council will discuss the city’s budget and allocate funds appropriately.

Museum included in the parade and available for viewing in front of the VFW after the parade. Following the parade the festivities continued in the park and around Chatfield. The City Park was busy with the Chatfield Brass Band playing in the band shell and then Kent Larson took the stage. The Chatfield Historical Museum/ Pease Museum was open for visitors on Saturday as was the Veteran’s Memorial Museum which gave visitors and residents a chance to slow down and get a sense of the past. An amusing Dunk Tank was in place at the Fire Hall which was sponsored by the Chatfield Fire Department. The Chosen Valley Care Center hosted a “Stand Still” Tractor Parade outside the Care Center which brought residents of the Care Center and many visitors out to view the Tractors at their own pace. Tractors and Implement also filled the Olmsted Medical Center parking lot. The Tractor and Implement display was sponsored by FFA. Saturday evening’s entertainment was the ever-popular Johnny Holm Band which gets the audience dancing and singing and having great time when they are in town for Western Days. The Johnny Holm Band was sponsored by the Chatfield Booster Club and the Class of 2014. The dance took place at the Bernard Bus Garage which is a perfect venue for such a large crowd. Western Days 2013 began its final day with the 15 Annual Classic Car, Truck and Antique Motorcycle Show and there were many fine vehicles

and motorcycles to see and hear. Bluff Country Hiking Club met at Groen Park and took a “hike” on the Lost Creek Trail. At the Fire Hall on Sunday a bean bag tournament was held. Bean bag tournaments have become very popular in recent years and the teams enjoyed the games which were sponsored by the Chatfield Fire Department. The Coin Dig, sponsored by Cody Amusements, was a blast for the kids who participated as was the Pedal Pull which was sponsored by Hammell Equipment and Computer Danamics. Sunday morning a Cowboy Community Church Service was held and was a new experience for many. An Armband Bicycle Giveaway was sponsored by Napa Auto Parts and Western Days. A Golden Girls and Aerobic Dance and Square Dancing kept people moving and Brad Boice as Elvis got many attendees moving as well. The Polka Dots performed Sunday evening and the night came to an end with the fireworks display at dusk. From looking at the crowds which were gathered everywhere around Chatfield during the entire celebration it seems as though Western Days 2013 was an unbelievable success and no doubt all who attended plan on coming to town next year to enjoy all of the numerous activities once again. To view hundreds of photos from Western Days 2013 log on to the Fillmore County Journal’s Facebook page at

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in long hours talking about books, life, whatever. Fun to see my friend, and a good reminder that “rest” perhaps should have been on my summer list, as well. But then, the items on my list are a bit more vague than those of some people I know. My to-dos included going to Chicago, writing this column, and reading. Both my mom and host mom outlined more practical projects to be done this summer—yard work and home improvement items topping their lists. Some summer lists, or at least things to-be-done, are given to us. Honey-do lists or summer homework isn’t exactly the most thrilling, but there’s outside pressure. Real consequences are (potentially) involved. Still, special things go on a summer list. Kind of like a New Year’s resolution, but more concrete and (supposedly) not as long-term. I can’t vouch for everyone, of course, but summer seems to be a time to not only get stuff done that just didn’t happen the previous fall/winter/ spring, but also to explore, try new things, or even a time to just rest. My favorite items to check off my summer To Do mostly revolved around people and places: a short camping trip, catching up with my friend this weekend, learning to work with new people in the new setting of my internship. Writing about some of those places in this column. So, friends, summer’s winding away. By the time you can read this online, I’ll be nearly done with my internship, and by the time you read it in print, I’ll be back in Fillmore County. Here’s to last opportunities to accomplish, to improve, and— perhaps most importantly—just to enjoy.

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By Jade Sexton Tom Driscoll of Lanesboro, Minn. decided to start a publishing company, and he wanted to launch his business with a book written by Nancy Overcott. Shipwrekt Books published “Living in a Dream,” and a book signing was held on August 11 at the Lost Lake Folk Art Storytelling Center in Lanesboro. Nancy Overcott started writing journals and poetry in the late 1980s, and has done a lot more since then. Poetry of hers has been published in regional journals, and in 1998, she won first place in a short story contest sponsored by the Fillmore County Journal. She then went on to write a column for the Fillmore County Journal for several years that was called At Home in the Big Woods, in which she spoke of

her life living the Big Woods with her husband Arthur. She wrote a book with the same title that was published in 2002. Most people know of Overcott’s love of birds because of her books, Common Birds of the Upper Midwest and Uncommon Birds of the Upper Midwest, both published by the University of Iowa Press. The books were illustrated by Dana Gardener, a well-known illustrator of birds. Gardner has illustrated Overcott’s most recent book as well. “I’m really honored that he wants to illustrate my books,” shared Overcott. She and Gardner have remained friends for several years. She loves how his illustrations add to her stories. Overcott and her husband moved to Preston in 2008. They loved their

Chatfield Discusses Enforcement of Noise Laws By Karen Reisner At the Chatfield City Council’s August 12 meeting councilors considered the implications of enforcing Minnesota Statutes for muffler and motor vehicle noise limits. Councilor Ken Jacobson was absent. Police Chief Shane Fox explained that recently there has been an uptick in the number of complaints of vehicle noise caused by ‘jake brakes’ on trucks coming into town from the south in the early morning. He said the state will put up signs stating “Vehicle Noise Laws Enforced” with the passage of a resolution committing the City of Chatfield to the enforcement of Minnesota Statutes for muffler and motor vehicle noise limits. Statute 169.69 reads, “Every motor vehicle shall at all times be equipped with a muffler in good working order which blends the exhaust noise into the overall vehicle noise and is in constant operation to prevent excessive or unusual noise...” City attorney Fred Suhler suggested they consult with trucking companies about the complaints. If trucks have straight pipes, coasting causes the noise referred to as ‘jake braking.’ The city would be required to pay for the signs which would cost about $200 at each location. Councilor Paul Novotny said while he supports tapering off the early morning noise, the issue

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should go to committee for further discussion before a decision is made. Putting the signs up and enforcing the state statute will affect people with other vehicles including those who have motorcycles and vehicles with mufflers that would not allow them to blend in. The police could enforce noise statutes without the signs. Novotny suggested they need to discuss which roads would need signs if they decided to have them installed. The Public Services Committee will discuss the issue further. City Clerk Joel Young said sending the issue to committee does not exclude enforcement in the mean time. Other Business In Brief •Approval was given to purchase a Ford Utility Interceptor (Explorer) for the police department at a cost of $27,801 from Fergus Falls Ford as recommended by the Public Services committee. The new vehicle will replace a 2005 Ford Expedition which had been scheduled for replacement in 2011. •The mayor’s signature was authorized for the sale of a portion of Outlot B (.37 acres) to Gerald and Maureen Barry. •The boundaries of Tax Increment Financing District 2-4, created in 1998, were amended legally. The TIF District included the Crystal Ballroom at the motel. As that contract has been satisfied, the parcels were removed. The TIF District will continue for other included parcels. •Novotny reported that the Personnel, Budget committee had discussed the preliminary 2014 budget and the union contract. •Councilor Robert Pederson reported a list of issues discussed at the Public Works Committee Meeting including the merger of McGhie and Betts with a company in the cities, the potential use of LED lighting in the city, the condition of sewer lines in the city, the replacement of trees downtown, preliminary plans for street and sewer improvements for 2014, and crosswalk signs to be put in on Hwy 52 and Hwy 30.

time in the Big Woods, but they knew it was time to leave. According to Overcott, they sold the land to the DNR, so they are happy knowing the natural beauty of the land will be maintained. “Living in a Dream” is similar to what she wrote in her newspaper column. She took some of those essays and revised them, and added new ones as well. Overcott was pleased with the success of the book signing. “There were quite a few people,” she said. “What surprised me is that they would talk, and get a book, and then they stayed. It was nice, and kind of lively.” She describes the shop as pleasant, and said it was set up to be really comfortable, with couches and books. It’s a great setting for

book clubs, writing groups, or writing workshops. “Self-publishing has become more and more common, and more respectable,” said Overcott. She explained a person can go halfway with self-publishing, which is what she did with her book. The author pays someone to publish the book, but they assist with editing, formatting, and marketing. Overcott doesn’t have any large projects in mind for the near future, but she does plan to write for another one of Driscoll’s publications, Lost Lake Folk Opera Magazine. She would like to write more poetry, as well as help Driscoll with editing or ghostwriting if he needs it. “Living a Dream” can be purchased online at They are also sold on Amazon, and will be available in local libraries and retail shops in the future.

Your Farm’s Conservation Plan: Is It Current? Or Is It a Relic from 1985?

From the Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Board of Supervisors Travis Willford, Harmony Brian Hazel, Lanesboro Pam Mensink, Preston Tim Gossman, Chatfield Leonard Leutink Jr., Spring Valley The 1985 Food Security Act (Farm Bill) required that every farm have a Conservation Plan for highly erodible land and wetlands in order to be eligible for federal Farm Bill programs. That requirement remains in place to this day. However, many farms have not had their plans updated since 1985 even though farming practices have changed dramatically since then. Soil loss may be greater than what was initially calculated based on the farming practices and crop rotations used in 1985. If current farming practices are different from those in the plan that is on file, the farm

could be considered out of compliance, and the landowner and operator risk being ineligible for federal farm program payments. Every year, USDA generates a random list of about 10 percent of the farms in the county to be spot checked for compliance with their conservation plan. If an erosion problem exists, it must be fixed to be brought back into compliance. A common belief is that any and all erosion problems on any farm are policed, but that is not true. If a farm is not part of the 10 percent compliance spot check, the only other way an erosion problem can be addressed is through the complaint process. If the SWCD receives a complaint, a letter is sent to the landowner to offer assistance to fix the erosion problem. Complaints can also be made See CONSERVATION Page 17 


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A little of this, A little of that. By Kathy Little Uno, dos, etc. Yes, I did take Spanish in high school long before Taco Bell became a restaurant chain. Mrs. Worley, our Spanish teacher, wanted us to learn not only the language but also about the culture of Spain and Mexico. So we had a Spanish party. We learned how to fry tacos, made and broke a pinata, and sampled salsa. During the fiesta one of our classmates, Steve, refused to try the salsa. Instead, he insisted upon using ketchup. Another classmate, Pam, scornfully referred to him as a “chicken.” Now at that time Minnesota men prided themselves on being “manly.” So Steve quickly chugged half of the ketchup right from the bottle. Shocked, Pam promptly threw up all over her salsa seasoned taco. What’s fiesta without drama? Mrs, Worley so inspired me to know more about Mexico that I insisted my husband and I help chaperone a Caledonia High School Spanish trip to Mexico. It was our first year of teaching and seemed like a good idea at the time. Eleven juniors, the first year Spanish teacher, a pregnant phy-ed teacher, a new math teacher and my husband and

I boarded a plane in Minneapolis and flew to Mexico City blessfully unaware that we were the last choice for chaperones. The principal had insisted that the new Spanish teacher ask more experienced teachers to chaperone, but they had all refused. When I became a more experienced teacher, I understood completely. Even though we took precautions with the food and the water, most of us got “Montezuma’s Revenge,” which required extremely near-by bathroom facilities. High school juniors and even colleagues are not fun when they have bad stomach cramps. Mexico City was beautiful, but we were looking forward to going to Acapulco and to seeing the cliff divers. Three hours later after riding on a broken-down school bus in 98 degree heat (did I mention that the windows didn’t open?), the only thing we were looking forward to was getting off the bus. The cliff divers were almost as exciting to watch as the bull fighters. Both seemed to have a “death wish” in my opinion. Soon, the

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Spanish teacher was too busy with a bull fighter to bother to help chaperone. No problem. We had the students to talk Spanish for us. Big Problem. They could barely count to 10 in Spanish, but they knew how to order beer. Really, really big problem for chaperones. I wanted to keep my teaching job next year. Therefore, I had to keep the kids safe and sober. Chaperones who lose students get fired from their teaching jobs and probably get sued or worse. Teaching in prison had little appeal for me. Maybe chaperones have a “death wish.” This story has a happy ending. We returned to Caledonia with all 11 students safe and sound. An even happier ending was that the next time my husband and I were asked to chaperone a trip, we regretfully declined. In the faculty lounge we explained about the exotic foods we had encountered in Mexico: goat meat, goat cheese, chicken pizza, chicken tacos, fish tacos and of course hot, hot salsa. Now these iteams are common in the United States. Those south of the border were one step ahead of us in culinary delights back in the 1970’s. We continue to fry our own tacos today. My husband loves tacos with hot salsa. Some like it hot; some do not! I am a member of the later group. I see no reason to eat a papper that literally has to be handled with gloves. Any food that causes my mouth to burn, nose to run or eyes to tear and needs to be accompanied by copious amounts of water or beer, doesn’t appeal to me. I buy mild salsa and my husband adds Tabasco Sauce to it. In April we traveled to New Orleans which is close to Avery Island where the only Tabasco Sauce factory in the world is. I personally can understand why one is enough. My husband was overjoyed at the factory and company store. We could sample everything Tobasco... even raspberry Tabasco ice cream. Not wanting to be a “chicken,” I sampled some. It tasted OK but later on, I had to drink copious amounts of water. Since we love tacos and meatballs (Jim prefers Norwegian meatballs, of course), I was delighted to find this recipe. You can serve them with taco sauce or salsa or even tobasco sauce. Just make sure to have copious amounts of beer!

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Preston Veteran’s Scholarship Fund Awards 18 in 2013

By Mitchell Walbridge As college students are counting down the days to campus move-in day, 18 of Preston, Minnesota’s finest are one step closer to receiving their scholarships from the Preston Veteran’s Scholarship Fund. The Preston Veteran’s Scholarship program has been around since 1996 after it was initiated by Dave Wilson and Dave Sikkink, both who served as the commanders of the Preston post at the time. Since its initiation the scholarship program has grown significantly. Now more than two individuals manage the scholarship fund. A group of seven or eight members including directors, a secretary and a treasurer partake on the scholarship committee each year. The scholarship process is simple, applicants who have a member of their family with some military background are eligible. Recipients must attend either a two year, four year or technical college and complete their first semester. Upon completion of their first semester, grades must be submitted for review by a committee member. By the beginning of the second semester, generally by December or January, scholarship recipients receive their $500 if all qualifications are fulfilled. Since the program began, the Preston Veteran’s Scholarship Fund has given out more than $90,000 worth of financial aid to a couple hundred students. When it began in the mid 1990’s, it was typical that three scholarships would be distributed each

year. Now, a substantially greater amount are awarded each year. The scholarship fund gets its support from both individual donors and businesses. “We’re so grateful for those in our community, including the businesses, for all of their generosity,” said Mary Sikkink. Individual and business donors do get an opportunity to choose a recipient to support on their behalf. Paying for college today can be a challenge for many as tuition rates burden college graduates for years, even after an educational career has ended. Opportunities like the Preston Veteran’s Scholarship provide help to so many continuing their post-high school education. Preston Veteran’s Scholarship recipients for 2013 include: • Gwendolyn Petrillo • Dana Parkhurst • Cody Hendrickson • Cal Larson • Nicholas Ebner • Matthew Guttormson • Deja Lind • Jacob Ristau • Daniel Gatzke • Kerri Dornink • Zachary Case • Braden Hahn • Christian Collett • Mitch Ristau • Michael Walsh • Nathaniel Harrison • Robert Bahler • Adam McCabe A special display of current and previous scholarship recipients has been added and is available to view in the Preston Servicemen’s Club.

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Mensink ~ Persons Craig and Pam Mensink of Manning ~ Leidahl rural Preston, Minn. are pleased to Luke Leidahl and Raechelle announce the engagement of their Manning are pleased to announce daughter Megan Marie Mensink to their engagement and upcoming Chad Allan Persons, son of Keith marriage on August 24, 2013. and Kathy Persons of St. Charles, Raechelle is the daughter of Kevin Minn. and Joan Manning of Mabel, Minn. Megan is a 2006 Graduate of Luke is the son of Danny and Carla Fillmore Central High School and Leidahl of Decorah, Iowa. attended Winona State University Raechelle graduated from Winona and St. Thomas University Masters State University in 2011 with a Program majoring in Social Work. B.A. in Communications and is She is currently employed as a a Supply Management Specialist Therapist at Gerard Academy in at John Deere Waterloo Works. Austin, Minn. Luke graduated from University Chad is a 2005 graduate of of Northern Iowa in 2010 with a St. Charles High School and B.A in Marketing and is a Supply attended Rochester Community Management Specialist at John and Technical College and Deere Waterloo Works. The two Winona State University majorwill make their home in Janseville, ing in Accounting. He is currently Iowa. employed in crops and hog farming with the Mensink’s at M&M Birth Announcement Farms. An August 31, 2013 wedding is Lilly Ann Welch planned at Christ Lutheran Church Matthew Kyle Welch in Preston. The couple will make Kyle and Heather Welch of their home in rural Preston. Spring Valley, Minn. are proud to announce the birth of their twins, Lilly Ann and Matthew Kyle. They were born June 17, 2013. Lilly weighed 5 lbs. 13 oz. and was 19 inches long. Matthew weighed 6 lbs. 9 oz. and was 19 1/4 inches long. Grandparents are Bruce and Janet Welch of Spring Valley, Mike and Nancy Fitzgerald of Grand Junction, Colo., and Marion and Marie Valburg of Gold Canyon, Ariz.

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Lanesboro junior shares stories from Tanzania mission trip

By Mitchell Walbirdge The lifestyle lived in small-town southeastern Minnesota differs greatly from other regions of the world as 17 year-old Lanesboro junior Matthew Kiehne figured out after being immersed in Tanzanian culture for 16 days in early to mid-July. Kiehne ventured to the African country as one of eight youths participating with the Minnesota Youth Servant Leadership Institute in cooperation with the Southeastern Minnesota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of American and Good Earth Village Bible Camp. With the goals of building leadership and partnership between American and Tanzanian youth, connecting with the partner congregation of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Singida, Tanzania, and sharing the faith in Jesus Christ through ministry, Kiehne and his group traveled with two pastors, a nurse and a travel agent. The mission group hosted bible camps in Arush, Singida, and Kijota. Kiehne explained that at the bible camps, he was in charge of running the games. “I think this was the best of the activities to get to be a part of.” Beyond learning more about his faith, Kiehne also learned an extensive amount of knowledge about an unfamiliar culture. The universal necessity of sleep, which every human needs, is even conducted in a different style than here in the United States. Kiehne explained that he slept on a type of bunk-style bed, enclosed by a bug net for protection from malaria infected mosquitos. In Tanzania, they also do not utilize pillows. “I even fell through my bed one night,” chuckled Kiehne while telling

about his adventure. Church and faith are taken very seriously in Tanzania. “Church is an all-day event,” said Kiehne. It’s typical to have two church services in one day in the African country, some of them lasting three hours a piece.” Taking in the landscape was another large part of Kiehne’s trip. The travel party visited areas such as the Ngorongora Crater, the land area remnants of a previously erupted volcano. Tarangire National Park was also the list to visit where the group saw the unique continental wildlife. “It’s very different than over here,” stated Kiehne as he explained that the sights are significantly contrasting from the infrastructure-developed areas of the United States. “You can see the entire skyline,” explained Kiehne, “There are no buildings blocking your view of the horizon.” Other sites that Kiehne took in were the custom clothing and hair

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styles as nearly everyone in Tanzania is either bald or close to bald. Houses in the country are either made of red brick or huts that are made of mud. Kiehne and his group also had to adjust to communicating through translators as Swahili is the main spoken language. In addition living with unreliable electricity and traveling to distant sources for water were changes requiring adaptation. Right now is the dry season in Tanzania where one can rarely spot a cloud in the sky or feel a breeze accompanying a rain shower. Whether remembering the observations of a unique and unfamiliar culture, taking in the sounds of the Swahili language, the taste of a Tanzanian dish, or the joy of spreading faith through the service of mission work, Kiehne and his co-travellers will remember the special time they spent overseas. “It was bittersweet to leave those who you’d spent the last days with practically doing everything together,” reminsced Kiehne. The mission group that Kiehne was part of travels to Tanzania once every three years.

Matthew Kiehne, of Lanesboro, Minn., was one of an eightperson mission group to travel to Tanzania July 1-16. Photo submitted

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anonymously at the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) office or Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office. The complaint must be investigated and, if it is legitimate, the erosion must be controlled or else farm program payments may be terminated. Fillmore County also has a Soil Erosion Control Ordinance, which includes a complaint process that begins at the Fillmore County Zoning office.


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Compliance with federal farm program requirements has economic advantages, but reducing soil erosion has even greater long-term economic benefits. An updated conservation plan ensures that soil erosion does not exceed the rate at which the soil can maintain its productivity. Tolerable soil loss, or “T”, is different for different soil types. “T” for the most common soil types in Fillmore County is five tons per acre per year. The calculations for “T” are based on sheet and rill erosion, not gully erosion.

If gullies are present, soil loss is always greater than “T”, and soil productivity is always negatively impacted. Think about the changes in farming since 1985. Less hay, small grains and pasture, especially on steeper ground, and conversion to corn and soybeans makes those acres more vulnerable to erosion. Reduced tillage and no till may offset some erosion under “normal” rainfall. But “normal” rains aren’t the norm anymore. Localized, torrential rains happen every year somewhere in our

region. Even reduced tillage fields and fields that are labeled “nonhighly erodible” develop gullies if there are no waterways, buffers or contoured crop rows to slow the water. An updated conservation plan can help a farmer identify soil conservation needs and ensure that the soil is better protected even during weather extremes. An added bonus to implementing soil conservation practices is the boost to soil health and the ability to buffer the extremes of flood and drought. Management practices, such as no till and cover

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crops, combined with contour strips, buffers, and grassed waterways, optimize soil productivity and improve water infiltration, water holding capacity, nutrient balance and resistance to drought and flood. Your farm is more likely to remain productive well into the future even if the weather is unpredictable. Updating your conservation plan is easy and free. Contact the SWCD office at 507-765-3878 ext. 3 or email to get more information.

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County Coordinator Brown to Retire By Karen Reisner County Coordinator Karen Brown’s request to retire effective December 31, 2013 was approved at the county board’s August 14 meeting. Kristina Kohn, Human Resources, said that with honor and sadness she requested the acceptance of Brown’s retirement. Brown has served the county for 20 years. She stated, “It has been the highest honor of my life to work for Fillmore County,” adding that she will continue to work for the county through the end of her tenure, December 31. Brown’s request was approved by the board. Addressing Brown, Chairman Randy Dahl said, “Much thanks for putting up with us.” Commissioner Chuck Amunrud said, “Karen, it has been a real pleasure,” adding, “You have kept our heads on our shoulders.” Commissioners requested a market study, range information, and a job description for coordinator and administrator positions

before the next meeting. Kohn reminded commissioners that it took 4.5 months to hire a new county engineer, expecting it will take some time to find a replacement for Brown. Kohn said there were only three county coordinators left in the state, most counties have an administrator. Differences between the positions include the level of interaction they have with commissioners. Budgets The board continued the arduous process of reviewing departmental budgets line by line. This week commissioners scrutinized the Surveyor, Sheriff, Recorder, Attorney, Economic Development, and Coordinator departmental budgets. The proposed 2014 preliminary levy is about $9.5 million which is over a 12 percent increase. These numbers will likely be reduced over the next several weeks, as the board works to reduce each department’s budget. Also, cities and counties will not be paying sales tax

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on some purchases and services in 2014. As more information is available as to what local government purchases and services are tax exempt, the county is finding that the exemptions are more limited than they were originally led to believe. There is no exemption for electricity and gas used in county buildings. Motor vehicles, dump trucks and snow plows are not sales tax exempt for the county. However, townships do enjoy the tax exemption for their road maintenance vehicles. Other Business In Brief •During the review of the Sheriff’s budget for the County Jail, the Department of Corrections (DOC) complaint about the fact the Fillmore County Jail does not have a nurse on staff came up. Sheriff Daryl Jensen did not include wages for a nurse in the County Jail budget. Commissioner Duane Bakke maintained the problem is with the state, saying the jail has a very small jail population, which makes the hire of a staff nurse unwarranted. Jensen says nobody has a jail population as small as we have. Jensen said the DOC is concerned about the level of medical services we provide. He added that we take people to the doctor when necessary and deal with other medi-

The Official Legal Newspaper for Fillmore County cal needs. Options continue to be discussed, including sharing a jail nurse with another county or working with Public Health to provide nursing services. Three squad cars are scheduled to be replaced at the Sheriff’s Department in 2014. The new laws governing tax exemptions for local governments exempt ‘marked’ police vehicles, but not ‘unmarked’ vehicles. One vehicle to be purchased in 2014 will be unmarked. •Cris Gastner, EDA, before reviewing his 2014 budget, detailed projects that he has been working on for the county. He has been helping a local family to explore new business opportunities, as well as working with the zoning office to make their plans fit within the county ordinances. He is working with owners of an existing business that are in the process of a large expansion and local government for related infrastructure improvements. These businesses will help grow the county’s tourism industry. Grant applications have been prepared for locally grown foods producers. He noted that their have been an increased number of businesses with counseling requests as of late. He works with communities like Mabel, Minn. in their effort get a grocery store once again in their town. Historic Forestville has been challenged to raise up to $150,000.

This is the amount which an anonymous donor has offered to match dollar for dollar. Gastner noted that numerous school groups visit Historic Forestville, including many from outside the county. Gastner said along with the Initiative Foundation, they have been looking into organizing a couple of formats within the county including a group for small employers and also one with a large employer for a parent coaching program, “Parenting Matters.” The commissioners added $1,000 to the budget for a cost share to get the program up and running possibly this next year. •Commissioners discussed the amount of “per diem” paid by the county to commissioners and citizens serving on committees and to commissioners for special board meetings. Commissioner Duane Bakke maintained the per diem now at $40 is close to the lowest or is the lowest in the state. Some counties have an expense allowance which Bakke said he didn’t agree with. Amunrud said he favored looking at an increase in the per diem which hasn’t been increased in well over a decade. The per diem is one pay allowance per day, regardless of how many meetings are attended in that one day. The budget includes a 1.5 percent increase in pay for county employees and the county commissioners.

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iteMS Marked with * have Jd financinG and proGraMS. to prequalify call frontier aG and turf – bill -715-417-0525 Tractors – Deutz Allis 7120 MFWD, Deutz DX 140 2 wheel, AC – D17 series 3 w/ 3pt. & Farmhand f225 loader, * J D - 8640, 2040, 4020 diesel -67-good rubber & paint, 850, Combines – J D - * 9760 – 04 – 1600 sep. – 2455 eng. – duals – ser.# H09760S706079, 6600 diesel – hydro- 1976, Heads – J D – 635F – 09, 635F – 04, 630F – 04, 625F – 04, 2) 930 flex, 920 flex, 220 flex, * 212 dummy w/ 5 belt, 100 series w/ 5 belt, * 893 – 07,* 693 – 05 ,* 643 oil, 443, Case I H – 2020 35’, 2020 30’, 1020 25’, 1083,* Harvest Tec 4312 – 12 row, * Geringhoff RD 830 – 07, Hay and Forage Equipment – J D – 567 baler w wrap & mega wide, * 435 baler, NH 268 baler, Gehl 770 moco, J D 567 6 wheel rake, Gehl 308 8wheel rake, Hesston 7020 chopper, assort. of chopper boxes, JMB bale hauler trailer, Miscellaneous Equipment – J D 7000 4 row planter w/ dry fert., JD LLA 14’ Drill, Westendorf WL 42 loader-Nice, JD HX 14 rotary cutter, Several gravity boxes, augers, assort. of tillage equipment, Gehl 120 mill mixer, Construction Equipment – Fiat Allis FT 110 tractor/loader/backhoe – 4x4 – ext. hoe, Case W14 wheel loader – fresh engine overhaul, good rubber, Gehl 3610 –diesel – 1200 hrs., New Skid Loader Attachments – Post hole diggers, Rock buckets, Brush Buckets, Material buckets, pallet forks, Receiver hitch plates, weld on adaptor plates , Miscellaneous including – 10,000 bushel grain bin on pallets, set of JD 10&20 Series fenders, several lawn mowers, Vehicles including 1982 White road boss tractor w/ N 14 – 9 speed 300,000 miles, Late arrivals not previously advertised JD 2640-5300hrs.-hiniker cab-w/ westendorf TA26 loader – Nice, IH 966 red cab, White 2-155 w/ duals, NH TR 85 combine, TR 70, NH 974 6row 30”, NH 974 4 row wide, NH 960 dummy w/ melroe 378 pickup, JD 215 flex, I H 963, 944 corn heads, JD 530 baler, JD 640 rake, Hesston 1014 Hydro Swing, NH 469,Gehl 970 chopper box on tandem axle gear, 920 Chopper box on gear, Forage King chopper box on gear, 48’ bale conveyor on transport, DMI Tiger Two 7 shank, IH 370 15’ disk, Loftness 15’ stalk chopper, Gehl 95 mill mixer,J D 7000 planter, assortment of gravity boxes, assortment of augers, header wagon, JD F 935 w/deck & broom, Assort. of 38” & 46” cast centers, rims, hubs, wheel weights, 5) cement H bunks. For more information call Gehling Auction co. 1-800-770-0347 – Terms J D – Financing on items marked with * with prior approval, loan lease financing available to eligible clients through Ag Star Financial call Terry Keller 1-866-577-1831 or 1-877-381-0906 to prequalify all other items cash or good check day of sale.For a complete listing and photos go to or call Gehling Auction 1-800-770-0347

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•Semcac Bus to Rochester, bus picks up for shopping, 9:35am at Chic’s, Preston; 10am at Fountain State Bank. Call 800-944-3874 to ride. •Public Blood Pressure Clinic, 10-10:30am, Lakewood Apartments, 420 Bench Street SW, Chatfield. •SEMCAC Senior Dining Bingo, 11am, Rushford Tenborg Center.* •Knit it Together, 3:30-4:30pm, Preston Public Library. Knitting for all levels. For fundraiser info, call 507-867-3583.* •Bluff Country Toastmasters meet, 5:30pm, Spring Valley Public Library.* •Four Week Grief Series, 6-8pm, The Gathering Place, Chatfield. •Chatfield AA meets, 7:30pm in the Pio­neer Presbyterian Church, 206 Fillmore St., Chatfield.* •AA Closed Meeting, 8pm, Presbyterian Church, Mill St, Rushford.*

•Spring Valley Area Foodshelf, •Preston Farmer’s Market, 11am2-4pm, 1300 West Tracy Rd, Spring 2pm, Parking lot of the trail head Valley.* on Fillmore St., Preston, MN.* •Chatfield NA meeting, 7:30pm, THURSDAY, AUGUST 22 Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 206 •Free Senior Coffee, 9am, Heritage Fillmore St. Chatfield.* Grove, Harmony.* •Harmony AA Group, 8pm, Harmony Community Center. For •Story Hour, 11am, Harmony Public Library. No school, no story more info call 612-251-3822 or 507-272-2191* hour.* •Semcac Senior Dining Birthday •A River Runs Through It, 9-10pm, Forestville/Mystery Cave Party, 10:30-11:30am, Rushford Tenborg Center. Call 507-864-2786 State Park amphitheater. See what made the South Branch of the Root for reservations. •Lunch on the Porch, Noon, The River such a desirable place to live. Gathering Place, Chatfield. Call SATURDAY, AUGUST 24 507-251-0520 to reserve spot. •Lanesboro Farmers Market, •Canton Senior Citizens meet, 1pm for cards and visiting, Canton 9-noon, Sylvan Park, Lanesboro, MN.* Community Center.* •Spring Valley Area Foodshelf, •Blood Drive, 1-7pm, Spring 9-11am, 1300 West Tracy Rd, Valley Community Center, 200 S. Spring Valley, MN.* Broadway. Call 507-346-7367 ext •I Can Trout Fish, 10am-Noon, #1. •AA Class “Road’s Journey,” 8pm, meet at picnic shelter and drive 301 E. Franklin St., Spring Valley (a to fishing site, Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park. yellow house).*

•Weaving With Natural Fibers, 4-5pm, meet at picnic shelter, Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park. •Lanesboro AA Group, 8:00pm, Bethlehem Lutheran Church. For more info, call 507-251-1771 or 765-2518.* •Fantastic Frogs and Toads, 9-10pm, Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park amphitheater.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25 •Fountain AA Group closed meeting, 7:30pm. Fountain Lutheran Church, south Main St. and Highway 52.*

MONDAY, AUGUST 26 •Community Coffee, 9am, Park Lane Estates, Preston.* •Public Blood Pressure Clinic, 1-3pm, Fillmore County Public Health, 902 Houston Street NW, Preston, MN.* •TOPS (take off pounds sensibly) Meeting, Spring Valley Care Center Activity Room. Weigh-in from 5:456pm, meeting from 6 to 6:45pm. Questions contact Judy at 507-3462469.*

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Harmony Foods is adding staff to assist in our Meat department with customer service, product stocking, ordering, merchandising, and record keeping. Must have a positive customer service attitude and the ability to work on multiple tasks. A typical work schedule will be Thursdays and every other weekend with various shifts from 7am-5pm. Must be willing to work every other weekend. Apply in person at:

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AUTO BODY TECHNICIAN. This is an 8-5 Monday through Friday position with paid vacation, holidays and personal time. Paid hourly. We are not a commission shop. Must be able to work independently and own your own tools. Contact Preston Service Plus, Preston, MN. 507-765-3846. h29,5,12,19-x PART-TIME PHONE SALES in Harmony. Looking to expand our staff. We need people with sale skills to develop and maintain accounts for a dental laboratory group. Some air travel eventually will be necessary. Please call 507993-4837. h5,12,19,26-o ON THE CRUNCHY SIDE in Harmony is hiring: Day bartender/server; night bartender/server; kitchen staff and cook day/evening. Apply within - ask for Lisa or Miles. e5,12,19,26- o

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OLD VILLAGE HALL RESTAURANT in Lanesboro is looking for the following positions: wait person and bartender. Must be available weekends and evenings. Please call Sarah 507-467-2176. h12,19- o

EVERYOTHER SATURDAY childcare needed from 7am-5pm in Spring Valley. Please call Heather at 719-505-3362. h19,26,2- o

PINE TREE APPLE ORCHARDS is seeking seasonal help in all aspects of apple grading, retail sales. Must be able to multitask, work weekends, lift 50 lbs., stand for long periods of time. Please apply in person at: Pine Tree Apple Orchard, 1201 St. Paul St. NW, Preston, MN 55965. Between 1-4 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. h19-o

DAYCARE AIDE NEEDED at One Block at a Time Daycare at Fillmore Central Elementary School. 24-28 hours per week. Interested applicants please submit completed Support Staff Application to: Angi Kaase, Director, Fillmore Central Community Education, P.O. Box 50, Preston, MN 55965. Applications available online at www.fillmorecentral.k12. or any school office. Position open until filled. h12,19-o APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED for a full-time Case Aide in the Fillmore County Community Services, Social Services Division. This is a regular, non-exempt position, eligible for benefits. Minimum Qualifications: Three years of clerical experience, or experience working with the public, or some combination of the two, totaling three years. Rate of Pay: Starting salary at $15.33/hour with final salary dependent on qualifications. Merit application and test scheduling must be completed through the MN Merit System at mnmeritsystem/default.cfm. County employees will apply along with the public. Application Deadline: 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 30, 2013. EOE. h12,19,26-o HELP WANTED! MAKE $1000 A WEEK mailing brochures from home! Helping Home-Workers since 2001. Genuine Opportunity! No experience required. Start Immediately! (VOID IN SD) (MFPA) CHIC’S PIZZA IN PRESTON is currently hiring for a part-time cook/waitress. Must be able to work a few weekends and week-nights. Stop in for an application. 765-3333, Downtown Preston, MN. h12,19-o

PART-TIME HELP needed on 130 cow Fillmore County dairy; 20-30 hours/ week; parlor milking. Both am & pm shifts - includes some weekends. References required. Must have reliable transportation. Experience with livestock preferred. Interested persons may call 507-259-9713. h12,19-o SPRING VALLEY SENIOR LIVING is currently hiring LPN’s or RN’s for various shifts. Every other weekend worked required. Competitive wages plus shift and weekend wage differentials offered. If interested please send application or resume to Spring Valley Senior Living, Attn: HR, 800 Memorial Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975, or e-mail EOE. h12,19-o TAHER FOOD SERVICE at Chatfield Schools has part-time openings in their kitchens. Apps can be picked up and dropped off at HS office. For info, Gwen 507-272-1195. h12,19-o WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN OUR TEAM in Pork Production? We are searching for a full-time Farrowing Technician. We offer competitive wages, a benefit package and a great team environment. Please call: 507-324-5901 ext. 101 Weekdays from 8:00-5:00. h12,19,26-o VISITING ANGELS is looking for experienced caregivers in Fillmore County area to provide companionship, homemaking, and personal cares for seniors at home. Call 800-974-4803 for more information. h12,19-o OTR DRIVERS WANTED at Lawrence Transportation. Great pay package, benefits, and SIGN ON Bonus! Consistent mileage with the home time you deserve. (800)328-7224 h19,26- x

Green Lea Manor is currently looking for special people who want to make a difference! Full-Time & Part-Time Nursing Assistant Positions Available Must be caring, compassionate, and a team player. Will train and reimburse for classes, if not on the registry. Bonus-pay on weekends and shift differential.

Contact: Nicky or stop by for an application

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Green Lea Manor is LookinG for speciaL peopLe who want to Make a difference. Must be caring, compassionate, and a team player.

part-time & full-time rn/Lpn & cna shifts available. Will train and reimburse for CNA classes, if not on the registry. Bonus Pay on weekends and shift differential.

Contact Nicky or stop by for an application.

Green Lea Manor nursing home 115 N. Lyndale Ave., Mabel, MN 55954 (507) 493-5436


…because the journey matters

EARN $500 A DAY: Insurance agents needed; Leads, no cold calls; Commissions paid daily; Lifetime renewals; Complete training; Health/dental insurance. Life license required. Call 888/713-6020 MCAN HELP WANTED - CHS Wykoff is seeking a full-time fertilizer and chemical custom applicator/laborer. Must have or be able to obtain a CDL and medical card. Full benefit package and competitive pay. Will be operating newer, well-maintained equipment. Contact Deke Stejskal or Ryan Gehling at CHS Grand Meadow at 507-754-5125. CHS is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. h19,26- o HELP WANTED in Green Lea Manor in Mabel. Part-time house keeper and parttime laundry 16-24 hours per pay period. Call Bev 507-493-5436. h19,26,2,9- x HELP WANTED - CHS Inc. is seeking part-time seasonal truck drivers and general laborers for the Grand Meadow, Elkton, LeRoy, Ostrander, Spring Valley, Wykoff, MN and Chester, IA areas. Must have or be able to obtain a CDL and medical card. Contact CHS at 507-7545125 or 507-657-2234. CHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. h19,26,2,9- o THE BRANDING IRON is looking for part-time bussers and kitchen workers to work evenings. Stop in to fill out an application or call Steve at 507-765-3388 for more info. h19,26- o


EMPLOYMENT CENEX AT WILTON, ND is seeking a qualified General Manager. A energy cooperative with sales of $20 million. This financially sound cooperative is located near Bismarck ND. Send resume to: Larry Fuller, Director of Placement Services, 5213 Shoal Drive, Bismarck ND 58503, Email: larry.fuller@chsinc. com Fax: 888/653-5527 MCAN ARE YOU TOUGH ENOUGH to wear Wylie? $1,000 flatbed sign-on. Consistent hometime. Predictable freight. $50 tarp pay. 888/691-5705 www.drive4ewwylie. com MCAN EAGLE BLUFF ELC in Lanesboro is taking applications for part-time foodservice positions. Flexible hours. Contact Sara McCallson at 507-467-2437. h12,19-o

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is seeking an individual for a part-time cook position. Will train. Must be able to do every other weekend rotation. Apply at Harmony House Restaurant, Downtown Harmony. Contact Marilyn at 507-886-4612

Must be caring, compassionate, and a team player.

full-time office Manager position available Must be able to work in a fast pace environment and be able to multi-task. Also, must have Bookkeeping, Computer, and Office Skills. Background in Accounting preferred.

Contact Julie or stop by for an application.

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Operations Manager

Featherlite, Inc., the nation’s leading specialty trailer manufacturer ( has an immediate opening for an Operations Manager to direct and manage all plant operations with overall responsibilities for Production, Engineering, Quality, and Safety in our Cresco, Iowa facility. Featherlite is the nation’s top brand for horse, livestock, car and recreational/ utility trailers, as well as large custom semi specialty trailers and professional race car transporters. We employ over 500 people in scenic Northeast Iowa producing the highest quality trailers sold through over 175 domestic and international dealers. Job Responsibilities: - Provide direction, development, and leadership to Production, Engineering, Quality and Safety - Develop and drive accountability to the long-range manufacturing plan - Hold effective project planning and coordination meetings with plant personnel to execute the production plan - Develop and control profits, plans, and budget - Provide leadership for employee relations through effective communications, coaching, training, and development. - Drive ownership and maintenance of effective housekeeping and safety programs - Insure that product demands are produced on a timely basis. Job Qualifications: Qualified candidates must have at least of 10 years progressive manufacturing experience. Must be a results oriented leader with high organizational, self-motivation, and able to easily adapt to changing situations.

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Rewards: Featherlite offers a competitive benefits package that includes: - Health, Dental, and Vision - Medical Flex Spending Account - Base Life Plan with option to purchase more - Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance - Paid Vacation - Paid Holiday - 401(k) Plan including Match - Employee Assistance Program - Fitness Program Contact: We only produce high quality products. If you are a high quality individual, please send resume via email to or via mail at: Featherlite, Attn: Human Resources, 816 7th St. West, Cresco, IA 52136. Featherlite, Inc. requires pre-employment background and drug screen. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, strongly encouraging diversity within our workplace.


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Evening & Night Shifts

Nursing Assistants full-Time Day Shift

Competitive wage plus benefits

PART-TIME EvENING SHIfTS Flexible hours, great position for High School students. Will train.


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Notice of Public Hearing Forestville Township The Forestville Township Supervisors have scheduled a public hearing for Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall, in regards to a Conditional Use Permit application for the property located at 20836 201st Ave Wykoff, MN 55990, owned by Kyle and Travis Duxbury. This CUP is for a total confinement hog feedlot building in section 11 of Forestville Township. Any persons wishing to speak before the Supervisors are asked to attend this hearing. Connie Morger Clerk-Forestville Township Publish 19, 26

Planning & Zoning Commission of the City of Preston Public Hearing Notice The Planning & Zoning Commission of the City of Preston will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at 5:00pm to consider a variance request for property located in the northeast corner of the intersection of Windmill Road and Golfview Drive. An application has been received from Kurt Reicks requesting a variance from ordinance 155.182 that limits accessory buildings to a height of 12 feet. Mr. Reicks is requesting a variance to build an accessory building with a height of 19.3 feet. The public hearing will be held in the City Council Chambers at City Hall. A map showing the location of the requested variance and a legal description of the property is available for viewing at City Hall. Persons may contact City Hall at 507-765-2153 with any questions. Joseph Hoffman /s/ Joseph Hoffman Zoning Administrator Publish 19

Minnesota Secretary of State CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME Minnesota Statutes Chapter 333 1. State the exact assumed name under which the business is or will be conducted: Green Lea Senior Living 2. State the address of the principal place of business. A complete street address or rural route and rural route box number is required; the address cannot be a P.O. Box. 115 North Lyndale Mabel, MN 55954 3. List the name and complete street address of all persons conducting business under the above Assumed Name, OR if an entity, provide the legal corporate, LLC, or Limited Partnership name and registered office address. Green Lea Manor 115 North Lyndale Mabel, MN 55954 4. I certify that I am authorized to sign this certificate and I further certify that I understand by signing this certificate, I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Minnesota Statutes section 609.48 as if I had signed this document under oath. Dated: 08-06-2013 Signed: /s/ Howard Groff Howard Groff Publish 19

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Monday, August 19, 2013

meeting notice The Holt Township special meeting will be held on Monday, August 19, at the Sons of Norway Hall in Lanesboro, Minn. The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. Chris Gudmundson Clerk Publish 19

Meeting change carimona township The Carimona Township changed the meeting date due to Labor Day. The regular September meeting of the Carimona Township board will be held on Thursday, September 5 at 8 p.m. at the Preston Emergency Service Building. Linda Marzolf Clerk Publish 19, 26



Summary of Minutes August 6, 2013 County Board Meeting The Fillmore County Board met in special session at the Courthouse in the City of Preston. All members were present. Also present were the Coordinator/Clerk, and other department heads and staff, citizens, and two members of the press. The following resolutions were adopted by the Board: UNNUMBERED RESOLUTION: 2014-2015 Maintenance and Operations grant agreement with the State of Minnesota for the Airport The Board approved the following agenda items: • the amended agenda. • the following amended Consent Agenda: 1. July 23, 2013 County Board minutes. 2. Temporary liquor license for Preston Servicemen’s Club for August 17, 2013 event. 3. Temporary liquor license for Preston Servicemen’s Club for August 31, 2013 event. 4. Overnight stay for Office Support Specialist to attend MN Association of Assessment Personnel seminar. 5. Overnight stays for Auditor/Treasurer and two accounting technicians to attend payroll training seminar. 6. Status change to end unpaid leave for employee #1474. 7. Regular status for Cristal Adkins, Assistant Zoning Administrator. 8. Regular status for Natalie Pappas, Home Health Aide. 9. Payment to Marco for annual renewal of software maintenance for courthouse Storage Area Network. • access permit for Steve Merkel for field access to CR #12 in Section 7, Forestville Township. • purchase of equipment necessary to activate new record management system and e-charging. • accept resignation of Julie Lewandowski, Intermittent Jailer. • accept resignation of Lance Arneson, Intermittent Jailer. • advertise to replace two bridge structures. • purchase of used 2001 Caterpillar 320CL Hydraulic Excavator from Ziegler Cat. • create position of Case Aide at Merit Grade 3 with a revenue enhancement focus. • re-establish full time status for current .5 FTE Social Worker. • advertise internally and externally simultaneously for additional Social Worker. The following Commissioners’ warrants were approved: REVENUE FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount A+ Imaging Systems, copier contract $588.45 Fillmore County Treasurer, fuel $4,839.68 Grafix Shoppe, supplies $900.00 Laughlin, Ronald D., services $720.00 MN Dept. of Corrections, contract $38,770.50 Schilling Supply Company, supplies $748.79 Thomson Reuters, reference materials $2,079.75 Whitewater Wireless, contract $7,789.25 TOTAL REVENUE FUND BILLS OVER $500 (listed above) $56,436.42 TOTAL REVENUE FUND BILLS UNDER $500 (49 bills - not listed) $7,637.43 TOTAL REVENUE FUND $64,073.85 ROAD & BRIDGE FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount Bauer Built, Inc., tires $4,095.28 CavCom, equipment $1,088.43 Chatfield Body Shop, parts, labor $2,652.91 Dunn Blacktop Co., Inc., cold mix $2,516.00 Milestone Materials, Inc., rock $1,256.26 Newman Signs, signs $3,135.54 Olmsted County Highway Dept., services $4,539.33 Preston Auto Parts, supplies $763.68 State of MN, services $3,722.14 Ziegler, Inc., equipment rental $5,332.30 TOTAL ROAD & BRIDGE FUND BILLS OVER $500 (listed above) $29,101.87 TOTAL ROAD & BRIDGE FUND BILLS UNDER $500 (9 bills - not listed) $1,265.44 TOTAL ROAD & BRIDGE FUND $30,367.31 SANITATION FUND Vendor Name, Description Amount TOTAL SANITATION FUND BILLS OVER $500 (None) $0.00 TOTAL SANITATION FUND BILLS UNDER $500 (1 bill - not listed) $180.60 TOTAL SANITATION FUND $180.60 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (EDA) Vendor Name, Description Amount TOTAL EDA FUND BILLS OVER $500 (None) $0.00 TOTAL EDA FUND BILLS UNDER $500 (3 bills - not listed) $60.46 TOTAL EDA FUND $60.46 The above represents a summary of the County Board actions on the listed date. Official County Board minutes are on file in the Fillmore County Courthouse and are available for review during regular business hours. County Board meetings are usually scheduled for Tuesday mornings at 9:00 in the Commissioners’ Room in the Courthouse. Questions regarding the minutes or upcoming meetings can be directed to Karen Brown, Coordinator/Clerk of the County Board at 507/765-4566. Publish 19

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BILL’S GUN SHOP. Buy, sell, trade, and repair. We are your local MUCK BOOT dealer. Hours: 7pm-10pm M-F, Saturday 8am-5pm, Sunday by appointment. 1 1/4 miles south of Carimona, 19708 Kava Rd. Preston. 507-765-2762 s10eow- o

FOR SALE: TWO ALL leather western saddles, 15 inch seat in fair condition, $150. 16 inch seat in good condition, $400. Call 507-867-1654. s6tfn-x

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FOR SALE: Internet-ready, eMac computers, 1ghz, 80gb, 512mb RAM, InDesign Master Suite Collection software. All products for media desktop publishing included. Asking $249 or best offer. Call Jason at 507-251-5297. s6tfnx

MEL’S GOLF CARS LLC closeout on new colored 2012 Yamaha gas and electric Golf Carts. Example: a $5,000.00 car with small down payment and approved credit the price could be $150/month for 36 months. Many used Golf Cars available. We are an authorized Yamaha Dealer and provide the highest quality in all our Golf Carts. Drive your cars in the building - 132 Garfield Ave. S., Albert Lea, MN or call Mel at 507-438-2705. s22,29,5,12,19,26-x

ANTIQUES WANTED: Musical instruments, cameras, photographs & albums advertising signs pre 1960 postcards (written on OK), books, magazines, anything paper, license plates, tokens, Civil War & WWI & WWII & Vietnam photographs & war items, pocket watches, marbles, gold & silver coins, hunting & fishing, railroad, outboard motors, toys, guns, knives, crocks, peddle cars & tractors, jewelry, car parts, weather vanes, old tools. Countryside Antiques 1 piece or complete estates 41 years buying. 507402-0880. w22,29,5,12,19,26-x

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2007 Buick Lucerne, Burgundy, 86,693 mi, air, tilt, cruise, p/win/locks/seats, CD, air bags, $11,898 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix, Green, 115,136 mi, air, tilt, cruise, air bags, CD, p/win/locks/ seat, $8,179 2005 chevy Malibu, Silver, 163,123 mi, CD, air, tilt, cruise, p/win/locks, CD, air bags, $3,999 2003 Buick LaSabre, Gold, D!134,755 mi, air, SoL CD, $4,973 tilt, cruise, p/win/locks/seats, We FeatuRe

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520 Main Ave, Harmony

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Saturday, Aug. 24th 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Completely renovated from the studs out! You’ll be impressed. 2 BR, beautiful KIT, BA & hardwood floors. Well insulated, new roof, windows, elec., etc. Move right in.

August 25th 11am – 1pm, Saturday, Sept. 7th 10am – 12pm Great investment. Triplex. All units have separate utilities and 322 Mill St., Peterson appliance. Can be purchased outright through Sept. 16th. Make Affordable commercial an offer today! building on Main Street in Peterson. Perfect for $99,900 office or retail.


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5 BEDROOM, 3 bath ranch home on 3.56 ac. 2 miles west of Lanesboro. House is move in ready, main floor laundry, 2 1/2 car garage, finished basement with in-floor heat and walk-out, large private backyard with easy access to main road. A must see! 507-467-3579 or 507-676-7744. e12,19-x

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$89,900 • 2 Plus Bedroom • 2 Bath • Large Corner Lot • Main floor living • Totally Updated • Steel siding • All Appliances • Central Air • Move-in-Condition • 2 Car Garage plus storage shed • Close to School


• 4 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Corner Lot • Garage • Hardwood floors • Steel siding • Quiet street • New roof & Central air • Attractively landscaped • Mature trees • Fresh paint • Move-in condition

• 2 Plus bedrooms • 3 Baths • Main floor living • Master suite with whirlpool tub & walk-in closet • Open layout, paneled doors, low association fee • Extra kitchen • Country view • Move-in condition

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• 3 Bedroom (same floor) • 2 bath • 2 car garage • Main floor laundry • Solid doors • Maple cabinets • Master has walk-in closet & ceramic walk-in shower • All new windows, plumbing electrical & flooring






CHATFIELD – NEW LISTING - 3.6 acre building site located just off blacktop high on the hill. Within city limits, view, woods & open area. $54,900 CHATFIELD – Fingerson & Donahoe First Subd. Covenant controlled neighborhood with lg cul-de-sac, walk-out lots w/private backyards. Lots starting at $29,900. NEW PRICING AND ADDITIONAL LOTS AVAILABLE! RACINE – Lyman’s Second Subdivision. Located in newer development on cul-de-sac street with city utilities, choice of builder and covenant controlled. Hurry only 3 lots available. Prices starting at $19,900. FOUNTAIN – Large level lot (132’ x 300’) on the corner of a dead end street in an established neighborhood. $19,900




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


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

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

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Neatly kept with open kitchen dining room. Living room with partial open staircase leads up to a large master bedroom and a guest bedroom. Basement offers room to expand with family room or office plus bathroom. Shingles in 2013, HE furnace & CA. $59,900/$284.62 PI/M*

• 4 Bedrooms (3 on Main) • 3 Baths • 3,394 sq. ft. • Open layout • Main floor laundry • 9” Ceilings • Master suite • Covered deck • Paneled doors • Oct. 1st possession • Call Tim for progress!

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• 4 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • 2 Car garage • Major addition added in 1993 • Vinyl siding • Appliances • Newer roof • South Rushford • Move-in Condition




• 3 Plus bedrooms • Detached garage • 2 Lots • Hardwood floors • 9’ Ceilings • Original woodwork • Formal dining room • Updated butler pantry • Warm colors • Quiet street • Move-in Condition



• 3 Bedrooms • 2 baths (Master) • 2 Car garage • 10’ Ceiling • Gas fireplace • Built-ins • Wood floors • Main floor laundry • Open layout • Paneled doors • Everything is new inside • Conveniently located

• 4 Bedrooms on second level • 2 remodeled baths





• 3 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • 2 Car garage • Main floor laundry • Large lot (0.28 ac) • Single family or duplex • Quiet street • Solid 2 story with 2,592 sq. ft.


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

Neat and tidy this home has well laid out space. Large bathroom, main floor laundry and utilities. Family room and living room on main floor offers plenty of room. 3 nice bedrooms upstairs and a large 744 sq ft attached garage. Fenced yard is a nice bonus! $69,900/$332.13 PI/M*

SOLD S•O • 3 Bedrooms Den LD for 4th bedroom • 2 Baths 908 FILLMORE ST SE, CHATFIELD • 3 Bedroom Baths • Garage • Appliances LD S• 3O 219 4TH ST WEST, EYOTA LD SO 615 FILLMORE ST SE, CHATFIELD • 4 Bedrooms baths • 2 Car garage SO• 2LD 509 PARK ST SE, CHATFIELD LD SO 515 FILLMORE ST SE, CHATFIELD • 3 Bedrooms • Den • 2LD Car Garage • Central Air SO 410 AVENUE C NE, CHATFIELD


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• 5 Bedrooms • 4 Baths • 3,106 sq. ft. • Walkout • No backyard neighbors • 3 Car garage • Deck • Large foyer • Spacious & open rooms • Fireplace • Mud room • Patio • New roof & carpet throughout

$254,900 1563 AMCO DR SE, CHATFIELD



$229,900 1033 JOHN & MARY DR SE, CHATFIELD #4047693



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• 4 Bedrooms • 3 Baths • 2 Car garage • Brick exterior • Totally remodeled in 1993 • 10’ ceilings • Original trim • New roof & furnace • 2,974 sq. ft. • Updated windows • Expand in lower level



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

• 5 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • 3,224 sq. ft. • Open layout • 2 Car garage (1,040 sq. ft.) w/ heated workshop • Main floor living • Gas fireplace • Private backyard • City sewer • Tons of storage • Newer mechanicals


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







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Think and act at the same time, because when you place a classified ad in the Fillmore County Journal, you’ll also get a FREE listing in our classified ads online!!

This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the Fair Housing Act .

FOR SALE: 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in the country with heated shop. 507-2596961. e30tfn- o

The FCJ reaches over 12,000 household each week.

Move in ready 2 bedroom Bungalow with high ceilings & open floor plan. Updated kitchen and bath, plus main floor laundry. Front enclosed 3 season porch adds extra space. Plus a 2 car detached garage. Updated doors and windows. $75,000/$356.36 PI/M*

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317 W Melby Dr., MABeL, Mn

Remodeled home with quality updates. Oak hardwood floors. Custom oak cabinets in kitchen, center island plus bay window. Master bedroom with walk in closet & full bath. Windows, central air and siding 5 years. Private covered patio. $120,000/570.19 PI/M*

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Packed with potential 3 bedroom home. Open front covered porch, hardwood floors under carpet. Main floor bedroom, 1/2 bath, and laundry with roomy kitchen and open flow dining & living rooms. Det garage. No back yard neighbors $41,500/$197.19 PI/M*

tH t SW 140 4 S Y, Mn n HArMo

Affordably priced, this 3 bedroom 2 story home is a great deal! Offering some nice features such as an open staircase, hardwood flooring, main floor laundry and central air. Mature trees, plus corner lot with generous sized 2 car garage. $64,500/$306.47 PI/M*

100 Wicket Dr nW, HArMonY, Mn

Absolutely move in ready 3 bedroom 2 bathroom, this inviting ranch home has been renovated from top to bottom New patio door and deck off dining area, and open stairway. Large master en suite with walk in closet & private patio. Attached insulated and finished garage. $114,900/$545.96 PI/M*

560 1St Ave SW, HArMonY, Mn

Beautifully renovated. Main living area is open with vaulted ceiling & fireplace. Dining area offers large windows and door to backyard. Master bedroom with master bath, whirlpool & separate shower. Updated windows, doors, siding. Large yard & Attached 2 car garage. $139,900/$664.75 PI/M*


2.5 A 505 Fillmore Ave S, LAneSBoro, Mn

A priceless treasure that feels like home the minute you step on the front porch! 5 bedroom 2 bathroom home with fantastic character. Formal dining with builtin hutch. Partially finished basement. Great yard plus detached 2 car garage and 1 car garage. $224,000

28821 Cty 25 S, PeterSon, Mn

Ideal for the outdoor lover! 5 bedroom 3 bathroom home with space for family, friends, hobbies & home business. Features vaulted ceilings, granite counter tops, quality tongue & grove walls, gas fireplace with wonderful view from every room! The lower level features a hot tub & exercise area, plus storage. Att 2 car plus 30x40 det garage. Additional land available. $254,900

34869 Fawn Drive, LAneSBoro, Mn

Wonderful 4 bedroom ranch with panoramic view. Packed with detail including 9 ft ceilings, hardwood floors, large windows, gas fire place, an open staircase. Generous sized bedrooms plus LL walkout. 2 Car attached garage. Easy access to Root River Trail. $319,500

ve S, ilworth A 611 Ken oro, Mn B S e n LA Impeccably maintained 3-story 5 bedroom 4 bathroom home with original wood floors, impressive open staircase in foyer, pocket doors, and wonderful woodwork. Formal & informal living areas. Updated kitchen & baths. LL basement area is partially finished. 2 -car garage. $345,000

260 1St St nW, HArMonY, Mn

Raised ranch home with walkout basement. 3 bedrooms on main floor, full bath & laundry. LL currently used as a separate apartment offers a kitchen, ¾ bath, family room, and bedroom. Attached 2 car garage. Store shed & semi private backyard. $120,000/$570.19 PI/M*


202 2nD Ave WHALAn, Mn

Charming 3 bedroom ready to move in. Eat in kitchen, living room, large family room with dining area, office plus main floor bath, bedroom & laundry. Upstairs offers a loft bedroom, plus master with master bath. Det garage. Att car port. Contract for deed option. $109,900/$522.20 PI/M*



st, illcre 401 H oro, Mn SB LAne A great opportunity for you to finish the interior to your liking. This home is at the sheet-rocked and wired stage with bathrooms roughed in. Super location on top of Church Hill. This tri-plex offers a wonderful opportunity for a get away or a full time home in Lanesboro. $98,500/$468.03PI/M*


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312 Preston St. nW, PreSton, Mn

Spacious 4 bedroom, 3 bath home just blocks from trail. Generous sized living space. Large 784 sqft 2 car heated garage, built in 2004. Updates include siding, windows, furnace, central air in 2003 and water heater in 2004 plus softener. Not a drive by, call and take a look! $79,900/$379.65 PI/M*

405 north St nW, PreSton, Mn

Generous sized home offers plenty of space for family and friends. Updated kitchen countertop tile, with lots of cabinets & eat in area. LL family room, plus bonus room. Oak hardwoods in main floor bedrooms. Extra deep 1 car att garage. fenced back yard. $107,500/$510.79 PI/M*

210 Center St. W, HArMonY, Mn

Lovely turn of the century four bedroom home with 9 ft ceilings and hardwood floors. Large dining room with access to the 3 season porch. A full basement with laundry and storage. Walk up attic. Beautifully landscaped. Carport plus storage shed. $89,900/$427.17 PI/M*

nD ve Se 55 2 A Y, Mn n r HA Mo

Move in condition, 4 bedroom 2 bathroom. Updated kitchen and bath. Original woodwork, wood floors, high ceilings, built ins on main floor. LL family room. Walk up attic. Front covered porch and partially fenced back yard. Insulated 3 car garage. Shingles 2009. $113,900/$541.20 PI/M*


r 10 Ac 30 3rD Ave nW, HArMonY, Mn

This 2 bedroom home has beautiful oak hardwoods, good sized bedrooms, and lots of closets. Many updates from windows, shingles, light fixtures, painting, and wonderful covered patio (9 x 18) area across the back of house. Super sized 1 car garage. Make an offer! $68,000/$323.11 PI/M*

21980 Cty 20, PreSton, Mn Efficient & Affordable 3 bedroom home packed with nice features! Custom built oak cabinets, updated windows, finished basement. Attached 1 car garage, great back yard with open countryside views in Village of Greenleafton. $87,500/$415.76 PI/M*

207 Minnesota Ave W, MABeL, Mn

Historic Sears 3 bedroom 2 story home on large corner lot. Grand foyer, open staircase, double French Doors, Large living room & fireplace. Formal dining w/gorgeous built in hutch. Updated kitchen w/ breakfast nook. Large master, updated baths & walk up attic. $125,000/$593.95 PI/M*

45742 Cty 29, MABeL, Mn

5tH Ave 13686 29 nY, Mn o M r A H

Large 2 story, turn of the century home with good bones, lots of character, and potential. 5 bedrooms with original features. 2 car garage. Private setting. Machine shed, pole shed, and barn.





XXX 295tH Ave., HArMonY, Mn

Quality Custom built 3 bedroom ranch home offers Farm Land: 22 Acres more or less, cropland, the serenity of a picture perfect setting. Custom Section 17 Harmony township cabinets, floors, and millwork. Professionally landscaped. Detached multi 2 cars, shop & storage space, pole shed,& adorable barn. $257,500

38608 County 24, LenorA, Mn

Charming well cared for home. Redone in 1997 w/ new sheetrock, wiring, & many other updates. Furnace 3 yrs old. Newer garage w/ loft, small greenhouse area. Rural zoning. Private well new in 1973. $74,900/$356.31PI/M*

*Monthly Principle and Interest Payment Based on 5% down/30 year amortization/4.39% APr. Loan guidelines subject to vary per qualifications. Various loan programs offer down payments from 0%-20%.

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122 1ST ST. E, STEwarTvillE $115,500

100 JonES ST. Spring vallEy $129,900

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

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218 S SheRMAn, hOUSTOn Great investment. Triplex. All units have separate utilities. Can be purchased outright through Sept. 16th. Make an offer today! 6% buyer’s premium to be added to purchase price; $4,000 earnest money required at signing. Buyer to do due diligence regarding financing & inspections as there will be “no contingencies” on the sale. Bidding ends on Sept. 30th to close within 45 days. Parcel #240192000 2 – 1 BR Units; 1 – 2 BR Units. Open houses are: Thursday, August 22nd 5pm – 7pm Sunday, August 25th 11am – 1pm Saturday, Sept. 7th 10am – noon Or by appointment Go to for terms & bidding or call 800-852-0010

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19679 690Th ST. ElkTon $149,900 Affordable hobby farm with 5.06 acres. Conveniently located between Austin and Rochester in Elkton, MN. All set up for horses - fenced & pasture area with 84x48 shed with indoor riding arena with 14’ door. The house has 3 bdrms, full bath and updated furnace, hot water heater, new shingles 2004 & buried power line to house. If you're looking for a move in ready property, look no further!

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Totally updated and renovated 3 bdrm 2 bath home on half acre lot. 2 car detached garage & perm. siding. Hardwood and laminate floors, neutral carpet, many built ins throughout the house, all appliances included, new kitchen with dinette area, formal dining room and patio doors leading to large deck. This is a great home at a great price. Move right in, all the work is already done for you!

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12 w. main, racinE $124,900

Great property on over 1/3 acre with fenced back yard and above the ground swimming pool. Nice deck area around the pool, landscaped with many perennial flowers and plants and next to walking & biking trail. The house has permanent siding, main floor bedroom & laundry, 3 season porch which owners use year round, laminate flooring, large kitchen and informal dining area. The basement is completely finished with family room, den/study and 3/4 bath and 2 car attached garage. Built in 2000.

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Great duplex with long term renter in one of the units. Main floor is 1 bdrm, 1 bath with access to laundry facilities. Upper unit has 2 bdrms, 2 baths and small deck off kitchen area. Great income producing property OR live in half and rent out the other half keeping the property with homestead tax and letting the renter make your mortgage payments!

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212 fRanklin St., pReSton

214 main St., foUntain

Charming 2-Story • Completely Updated & Remodeled • 4 Completely Remodeled * Large Main Floor Master Bedrooms • Master Bath • New Kitchen w/maple cabinets • Bedroom • 2 Baths on Main Floor • Main Floor Laundry/ New Appliances • Wood Floors • Ceramic Tile • Built-in Hutch Mudroom • Dining Room • Living Room • D/O • 6-Panel • Formal Living Room • Formal Dining Room • New Roof • Fenced Private Backyard • Large Deck • All Landscaped • Doors • New Roof • New Furnace • Large Deck • Updated Electrical • 2 Car Garage • Vinyl Siding Vinyl Siding • 2+ Garage • Lots of Character




26011 gladiola lane, laneSboRo Deer Ridge • Spectacular Home • Unique Floor Plan • 5 Bed • 4 Baths • In-Floor Heat In House & Garage • Western Cedar Ceilings • Hickory Floors • Family Room W/30’ Ceilings That Includes Floor To Ceiling Windows To Enjoy Wonderful Scenery & Wildlife • Master Shower With Heated Floor • Must See


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$369,900 2103 maRgaRet St., Chatfield


2.8 Acres Surrounded by Woods • Private setting • 9’ & 10’ 120 7th St. Se, Chatfield Ceilings • 2 Fireplaces • Wood Floors • Open Floor Plan 1-Level Living • 2 Bedrooms • New Flooring • Steel • 1108 Sq Ft Heated 3-Car Garage • Open Staircase • Patio • Main Flr Laundry/Mudroom • Abundace of Wildlife Siding • Large Corner Lot • Attached Garage • Mature

Trees • Appliances Will Stay



$225,000 310 maple St., laneSboRo

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


213 winona St., Chatfield

750 bURR oak ave ne, Chatfield

2 Lots (.68/acre) • 4 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • 20x20 4 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Fireplace • Currently used as Daycare • 2 Kitchens • Fenced Backyard • Steel Sunroom • 2 Fireplaces • 2 Car Att. Garage • 2 Car Deatt. Garage • Wrap around deck • Hot Tub • Across Siding • New Roof • Newer Windows from school and parks • Freshly Painted

223 CenteR St., UtiCa 1 Level Living • Handicapped Accessible • Vinyl Siding • New Flooring • Attached Garage • Main Floor Laundry • Storage Shed • Quiet Backyard

Open Floor Plan • In-Floor Heat • 18’ Ceilings • 9’ Ceilings • Main Floor Master • Main Floor Laundry • 3 Car Garage • Wonderful Views • Deck • Private Backyard

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




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14 winona St., Chatfield

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

421 3Rd way Se, doveR

4 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Steel Siding • 2 Car Garage • Storage Shed • Open Kitchen/Dining • Large Yard • Cul-De-Sac


CommeRCial bUilding - laneSboRo Great opportunity to own large commercial building in a high traffic area. Potential business could be retail, restaurant/bar, convenience store/grocery, crafts or many other uses. Can be divided off. $64,500 new liSting - CommeRCial bUilding 206 Main St. Chatfield. Great rental income, multiple business rental, 2 apartments rental, newer furnaces, ideal location. $89,900

laneSboRo - Deer Ridge - 3.73 acre building site with panoramic views, woods and shared well all on dead-end road - $39,900

$110,000 704 kenilwoRth ave., laneSboRo



25 fillmoRe St., Chatfield

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

$339,900 249 highway 63 n., RaCine Approx. 6 Acres • Private Setting W/ Woods & Pasture • 5 Bedrooms • 3 Baths • Open Floor Plan • Main Floor Laundry/Mudroom • Sunken Living Room • Sun Room • Dining Room • Family Room • Master Bath W/ Jacuzzi • 2 Car Heated Garage • Horse Shed • 24 x 32 Heated Shed • Wrap Around Deck W/ 30’ Pool • All Fenced • Additional Outbuildings • Covered Porch

CommeRCial bUilding - wykoff Completely renovated building that is ideal for any type of restaurant, catering or other business opportunity. The lower level is finished for additional space. $149,900




1175 highway 52 n., pReSton

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

Chatfield - Fingerson & Donahoe - 1st Subdivison - Lots Starting At $29,900 laneSboRo - 3.75 Acre lot with 24x60 shed, Shared well, Close to trail and Root River - $79,900 laneSboRo - 5.76 Acre lot, Close to Root River, Close to State trail, 2 1/2 miles to Lanesboro - $95,000

$159,900 19405 St. highway 80, wykoff 4+ Acres • 4 Bedroom • Main floor laundry • Large deck • 720 Sq. Ft. Garage • Large Ranch • Enclosed Breezeway




$149,900 21205 280th St., foUntain 7.7 Acres • Set up for horses • 3 Bedrooms • 2 Porches • Wood Floors • Main Flr Laundry • Woods • Pasture • 2 outbuildings • Chatfield Schools




$174,900 21559 Cty Rd 102, Chatfield 4.58 Aces • 3 Bedrooms • 2 Full Baths • Master Bath • New Cedar Siding • New Steel Roof • 2 New Decks • Remodeled Kitchen • Fireplace • Formal Living Room • Formal Dining Room • 32x30 Shed with Heated Shop • Wildlife • Scenery

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THANKS TO EVERYONE for your prayers, flowers, food, gifts and well wishes during my recent surgery and recovery. Special thanks to my caregiver, Bob, and my children. May God bless you all. Elaine Maust t19- x ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

THE FAMILY OF Betty Dolalie would like to express their gratitude to family and friends for visits, cards, plants and memorial gifts. Special thank you goes to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home staff for their excellent care. Mom truly enjoyed her stay at Good Shepherd due to staff’s kindness and care. Special thank you also goes to Pastor Patricia Hinkie and to Hoff Funeral Home for the excellent service they offer. Brad, Rita Kelly and families John, Virginia Overland and families t19-o ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

2 br apt. in LeRoy. Newly remodeled. Heat, water, and garbage paid. $485/month. Laundry room in building. Garden patio and parking. NS/NP. Lease. 507-937-3193 r12,19,26,2-x

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\Need to store snowmobiles, a classic car, or a boat? Do you need storage while in the process of moving? Space is available for rent in a building located in Preston. Call 507-251-5297. r28tfn- x



Nice 2BR apt. in Preston, $350/mo + util. Scott 765-3600. r8tfn- o Large lot in New Horizon Trailer Park in Preston. Available Immediately. 765-2131 or 1-800-770-0347. r10/5tfno


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