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Harmony Enterprises, Inc. celebrating 50 years By Jade Sexton

For the past 50 years, the small town of Harmony has been home to a large worldwide business, and many people aren’t even aware of what goes on there. Harmony Enterprises, Inc., known to the local residents as HECO, offers more to the world than can be seen when driving by the building. The company was started in 1962 by a group of men that wanted to diversify the economy. Merlin Hoiness designed an ice fishing shelter, and soon they needed a building for manufacturing. The first location of Harmony Enterprises

was where the American Legion Club is now. Al Cremer was one of the first people to work at Harmony Enterprises. His son Don started in 1968, and his grandsons, Steve and Chris both work there now. Steve Cremer is the President, and Chris Cremer the Vice President of Operations. “We’re just a small little business in Harmony, but we do business in 70 countries,” said Steve. The number of products created at Harmony Enterprises increased over the years to include things like tent campers and roof lift systems. In 1995 they stopped sewing canvas and

sold that part of the business to High Pointe Coverings. Right now, the business they do is mostly related to waste solutions, balers and compactors. There is also an office in Toulouse, France, called Harmony Europe, which opened in April of 2011. “It allows us to take care of our European customers on European time,” said Steve, noting the time difference between Minnesota and countries in Europe. Garbage compactors of all sizes are manufactured right in Harmony and shipped all over the world to businesses that can See ANNIVERSARY Page 19 

Steve Cremer, left, and Chris Cremer with a garbage compactor produced at Harmony Enterprises. Photo by Jade Sexton

Preston resting spot is number one for Chimney Swifts By K aren R eisner

The number one chimney swift site in the state of Minnesota as determined by the Audubon Minnesota Swift Counts in 2011 is the former Preston Elementary School chimney, which is now Trailhead Inn and Suites. Population counts had been conducted at over 200 sites within the state in 2011. Last August 30 around sunset, 1100 chimney swifts were counted circling over the 65-foot tall historic chimney before funneling down for a good night’s rest. The chimney is nearing 100 years old and has likely been a destination for the swifts since its construction. Swifts gather for communal roosts in large chimneys. Greg Munson, former director of the Quarry Hill Nature Center, became aware this last spring of some damage to the

old chimney, probably from a lightening strike. He initiated the effort to repair the historic chimney. The chimney has not functioned for the purpose for which it was designed, for the building’s furnace, for many years. Munson contacted owner Steve Corson and was given permission to repair and stabilize the chimney. The Minnesota DNR Non-Game Wildlife Division provided $4,500 for the repair of the chimney which has been completed. At a May 2011 Preston City Council meeting, Munson presented plans for a tower/kiosk to be located in front of the Trailhead Inn near the bathrooms. The tower could provide a nesting site for a pair of chimney swifts. The kiosk would have educational materials on each of the four sides about swifts and possibly about cliff swallows and turkey vultures, which are also prevalent in the area. The tower

is planned to be 16 feet tall with a 4-foot by 4-foot base to be made of concrete block. The DNR has expressed an interest concerning the installation of a camera, similar to the “eagle cam.” Funding for building the tower/kiosk has been obtained ($300 from Zumbro Valley Audubon Society of the greater Rochester area, $300 from Minnesota Audubon, $2,000 from the Corson family, and $1,000 from the Preston Foundation. City Administrator Joe Hoffman confirmed that the city has approved the building of the tower/kiosk on city property contingent on an agreement between the parties involved. At the city council’s July 16 meeting Hoffman reported that the city attorney had drafted an agreement as directed in May. However, Zumbro Valley Audu-

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2012 Fillmore County Fair 4-H show results Vegetable Gardening Division 1 (9-12): Ashley Bue Division 2 (6-8): Micheal Selness Division 3 (3-5): Cody Guenther Overall Champion: Ashley Bue Overall Reserve: Margaret Haugstad Plant and Soil Sciences Division 1 (9-12): Dane Gillespie Divison 2 (6-8)- Division 3 (3-5) Sydney Eickhoff Overall Champion Dane Gillespie Overall Reserve: Ashley Bue Fruit Division 1 (9-12): Ashley Bue Divison 2 (6-8): Brady Ristau Division 3 (3-5): Megan Schultz Overall Champion: Brady Ristau Overall Reserve: Megan Schultz Potato Division 1 (9-12):Tom Mettler Divison 2 (6-8): Micheal Selness Division 3 (3-5): Cody Buenther Overall Champion:Tom Mettler Overall Reserve: Micheal Selness Small Grain Division 1 (9-12):Ashley Bue Divison 2 (6-8): Tyler Kappers Division 3 (3-5): Joey Bradley (soy) Overall Champion:Tyler Kappers Overall Reserve : Ashley Bue Corn Division 1 (9-12): Ashley Bue Divison 2 (6-8): Tyler Kappers Division 3 (3-5): Joey Bradley Overall Champion: Ashley Bue Overall Reserve: Tyler Kappers Clothing- 2nd time around Division 1 (9-12): Margaret Alexander Divison 2 (6-8): Abby Hopp Division 3 (3-5): Avalon Jacobson Overall Champion: Margaret Alexander Overall Reserve: Avalon Jacobson Youth Leadership Division 1 (9-12):Katie Winslow Divison 2 (6-8):Division 3 (3-5)Overall Champion: Katie Winslow Overall ReserveGlobal Connections Division 1 (9-12): Margaret Alexander Divison 2 (6-8): Abby Hopp Division 3 (3-5)Overall Champion: Margaret Alexander Overall Reserve: Abby Hopp Citizenship Division 1 (9-12)Divison 2 (6-8): Jared Kelly Division 3 (3-5)Overall Champion: Jared Kelly Overall Reserve: Bailey Ruen Safety Division 1 (9-12) Divison 2 (6-8): Duncan McDonald Division 3 (3-5)Overall Champion: Duncan McDonald Overall ReserveHealth Division 1 (9-12): Margaret Alexander

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Divison 2 (6-8): Megan Hendrickson Division 3 (3-5)Overall Champion: Megan Hendrickson Overall Reserve : Margaret Alexander Self- Determined Division 1 (9-12): Matt Dietz Divison 2 (6-8): Tyler Waadevig Division 3 (3-5): Jacob Welch Overall Champion: Jacob Welch Overall Reserve: Tyler Waadevig Computer Division 1 (9-12) Travis Troendle Divison 2 (6-8)Division 3 (3-5):Overall Champion: Travis Troendle Overall ReserveSmall Engines Division 1 (9-12): Travis Troendle Divison 2 (6-8)Division 3 (3-5)Overall Champion: Travis Troendle Overall Reserve: Thor Alexander Tractor Division 1 (9-12) Divison 2 (6-8): Tyler Kappers Division 3 (3-5): Morgan Langeslag Overall Champion: Tyler Kappers Overall ReserveAerospace Division 1 (9-12): Divison 2 (6-8)Division 3 (3-5): Joshua Burmeister Overall Champion: Overall Reserve Bicycle Division 1 (9-12) Divison 2 (6-8): Jared Troendle Division 3 (3-5): Logan Jensson Overall Champion: Jared Troendle Overall Reserve: Logan Jensson Electric Division 1 (9-12): Travis Troendle Divison 2 (6-8):Division 3 (3-5): Logan Jensson Overall Champion Travis Troendle Overall Reserve: Logan Jensson Wildlife Biology Division 1 (9-12): Margaret Alexander Divison 2 (6-8): Jackson Mussleman Division 3 (3-5): Megan Schultz Overall Champion: Margaret Alexander Overall Reserve: Jackson Mussleman Water/Wetlands Division 1 (9-12) Divison 2 (6-8): Danielle Schultz Division 3 (3-5):Overall Champion: Danielle Schultz Overall Reserve:Shooting Sports Division 1 (9-12): Austin Whitacre Divison 2 (6-8):Division 3 (3-5):Overall Champion: Austin Whitacre Overall Reserve: Josef Pettit Exploring the Environment Beagle Pug

Tippy is currently about 16 pounds but is quite skinny from her previous case of neglect but she LOVES her food so she will be putting some weight on in no time! Tippy came from a hoarding case from out of state, she is slowly getting used to a life in doors, as part of the family. She is very shy and timid at this point but her foster family is working with her and with some time and patience she will make a great companion. She likes to have her own space with a nice bed or blanket where she can cuddle up, especially when she is frightened. For more information on adopting Tippy visit our website: Small Dog Rescue of Minnesota 3853 Columbus Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Division 1 (9-12): Matthew Diezt Divison 2 (6-8): Bailey Ruen Division 3 (3-5):Overall Champion: Bailey Ruen Overall Reserve: Megan Schultz Fishing Sports Division 1 (9-12): Cody Hendrickson Divison 2 (6-8):Division 3 (3-5): Joshua Waadevig Overall Champion: Joshua Wassdevig Overall Reserve : Cody Hendrickson Forest Resources Division 1 (9-12) Divison 2 (6-8): Duncan McDonald Division 3 (3-5): Morgan Langeslag Overall Champion: Duncan McDonald Overall Reserve: Morgan Langeslag Geology Division 1 (9-12) Divison 2 (6-8): Duncan McDonald Division 3 (3-5)Overall Champion: Duncan


Overall Champion: Bailey Ruen Overall Reserve: Megan Schultz Needle Arts Division 1 (9-12): Eleni Solberg Divison 2 (6-8): Heather Apenhorst Division 3 (3-5): Riley Lange Overall Champion: Eleni Solberg Overall Reserve: Riley Lange Food and Nutrition Division 1 (9-12): Camille Rassmussen Divison 2 (6-8): Leah Ruen Division 3 (3-5): Mackenzie Hoffman York Overall Champion: Camille Rass-

Mcdonald Overall ReserveEntomology Division 1 (9-12) Divison 2 (6-8): Jared Troendle Division 3 (3-5): Megan Schultz Overall Champion: Jared Troendle Overall Reserve: Megan Schultz Fine Arts Division 1 (9-12): Karlee Ruen Divison 2 (6-8): Logan Boyum Division 3 (3-5): Alexis Williams Overall Champion: Logan Boyum Overall Reserve: Karlee Ruen Consumer Education Division 1 (9-12) Divison 2 (6-8): Bailey Ruen Division 3 (3-5): Megan Schultz

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The Fillmore County 4-h Market Livestock auction Committee would like to thank the following people and businesses for supporting and participating at the county fair market livestock auction: Bloomfield Mutual Insurance Company First State Bank Fountain Winn Coop Paul Tangen -Farm Bureau Financial Service Preston Equipement Root River State Bank Smith Farms - Rushford Kingsley Mercantile St. Joseph Equipement - Eyota Hahn Lumber Pioneer Seeds - Clifton Feltis Harmony Foods Solberg Circle S Peterson 4-H Boosters NAPA - Spring Valley Twin Valley Ag Hammell Equipement Eastwood Bank - St. Charles Cresco Union Savings Bank Kevin Schultz - TitanPro Security State Bank - Wykoff Pioneer Seeds - Paul Frank Brown Tire - Rushford Darr Auction & Realty First State Bank Minnesota - Spring Valley POET Biorefinery First LeRoy Agency Tom & Cora Lynch Harmony State Agency Iowa Corn Beef - Matt Nelson Decorah Sales Commission Kruegels Gas & SEMA Lanesboro Sales Commission Producers Hybrids - Pete Wingert Olivia’s Attic Pioneer Seeds - Jason Schwarz Filmore County Cattlemen Southeast Mutual Insurance Drury’s Benson Farm Service - Lewiston Fillmore County Farm Bureau Farm Bureau Insurance - Steve Rehm Preston Dairy & Farm Hammel Equipment - Harmony Hamann Seeds - Fountain Pastry Shop Stone Mill Suites

Green Gables Bett’s Trucking Rushford State Bank Preston Foods First Southeast Bank - Harmony & Canton Marzolf Implement F & M Community Bank CPS of Harmony Rushford Foods Farmers Coop Elevator - Rushford S&A Petroleum Inc. Ag. Specialists - Big Gain - St. Charles Chuck’s Feed & Grain Ironside Trailer Sales/Solberg Welding Scenic Valley Winery Haas Livestock/Jim Diercks Livestock Preston Specialties, Inc. Merchant’s Bank Merit Trucking/Chuck Stapelton Tom & Gerry Webster Homefront Cattle Root River Saloon Lanesboro Tire & Service Rltl Grain Rhino’s Pizza All American Coop Harmony Agri Service Plainview Milk & Plainview Feed Progressive Ag - St. Charles Oak Meadow Farms Oak Meadow Meats HECO Blessed Hope Trucking 660 Agronomic Analysis Harmony Vet Clinic Pete & Julie Boyum Family Root River Ag Service Mabel Telephone Co. Jan Schulte Livestock Ellingson Elevator ZZ Tap Chester McKay Buxengard Builders Bank of the West Village Farm & Home Geving Drywall & Texturing Canton Heating & Cooling Green Lea Manor

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Who can solve our problems? By Jason Sethre Publisher of the Fillmore County Journal & Olmsted County Journal Cell phone: 507-251-5297

In last week’s commentary, I posed a rhetorical question: But, really, can a president solve our problems? Of course, the answer is no. Yes, on some levels of executive power, a president can influence the Jason Sethre general direction of a conversation about a particular issue. But, keep in mind we have three branches to our government, maintaining checks and balances. So, who can solve our problems? There’s only one person who can come to the rescue on this one. Us. We have the greatest influence on our personal destiny. We make decisions every day that affect our lives more than anybody else in our lives. So, when I hear the continuous rants of those who feel like they have become victims or casualties of the economy, I grow more concerned about how we are going to get ourselves out of this messy economy. The economy tanking back in 2008 was the result of many things of which we cannot control. However, our response to those events and the decisions we make based on what we learned from those events could help us define a brighter future. Back in 2008, many people lost their jobs and those losses put the housing market on fragile terms. I know. I was there. Editorial Cartoon

I, too, was laid off in October 2008, among another 13 percent of my coworkers. At that time, while I didn’t realize it, nearly 30,000 jobs had been eliminated across the nation in 2008 in the newspaper industry. It was a sign of things to come, but I wasn’t really acknowledging this unemployment Tsunami, yet. It wasn’t until it affected me. Fortunately, everything worked out for me and my family. We sold our house in less than 45 days back in Wisconsin, and immediately moved back home to this area to purchase the Fillmore County Journal. The rest is history, and I’m glad that economic downturn forced me to make a decision I should have probably made a long time ago. So, why am I concerned about people ranting about how the economy has gravely impacted their lives? Well, it appears to me that we are not going to completely crawl out of this depression (and yes, I said depression, not recession), until we learn a few things. Losing my job back in October 2008 was like going through the grieving process. I had put in 14 great years in the newspaper industry, continually getting promoted and helping my company grow revenues and profits. So, when the rug was pulled out from underneath me, it felt like it was undeserved. But it wasn’t a personal attack on me, even though it felt like it. It was a business decision, and downsizing was the most popular word in our vocabulary in 2008. Just like when we lose someone, I believe job loss follows the same path of emotions with the five stages including denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. What stage are we at as a

nation and personally? Well, of course, it will be different for every person. As a nation, when I see the Occupy movement persist in various forms, I question the value we place on privilege versus entitlement. Apparently, we don’t want to work for anything anymore. Nearly every day, I receive a press release from Occupy Homes MN out of the Twin Cities talking about how they are battling another bank from allowing a foreclosure to take place on another family or individual. OK, so if one person is entitled to remain in their home without satisfying a contractual obligation to repay a debt service, there should be no consequences? Well, if you felt the collapse of the banking system was bad in 2008, just wait until you tell anyone who doesn’t pay their monthly mortgage that they are entitled to become squatters. Yes, our politicians and bankers have made horrible decisions, but this didn’t happen without our consent. Nobody put a gun to our heads and made us over-extend ourselves. We took chances, individually and as a nation. I remember when I bought my first home at the age of 21. At that time, I hadn’t considered buying a home until my older and wiser coworkers told me that if they were my age again they would buy a house instead of paying rent. So, I took their advice and made my first leap into home ownership. At that time, the mortgage loan officers indicated the benchmark for determining how much house a person could afford was based on 28 percent of that person’s gross monthly income. So, including all monthly payments (like auto loans and home loans), my monthly bills could not exceed 28 percent of my gross monthly income. Really? Who pays their

monthly bills with gross income? Shouldn’t that be based on net income -- the money you actually have left over at the end of the day? And, for each of the four homes we purchased from 1995 to 2002, the 28 percent rule was in place. In 2007, when my wife and I moved from Indiana to Wisconsin for a promotional job opportunity, the 28 percent rule apparently went out the window. At that time, that 28 percent rule had jumped up to a 56 percent rule. So, now the bank was offering us much more money to drop on a house. But, why would I want to buy such an expensive house and potentially struggle to make ends meet each month? We chose to stick with the 28 percent rule. Each of us make decisions that impact our lives more than any banker or politician. But, it seems as though we are quick to blame others for our own challenges instead of picking ourselves up by our bootstraps to make forward progress. When we can stop blaming others for our challenges and begin to focus on what we need to do to change our direction -then we will be able to make this economy better. Don’t leave it up to the politicians. We need to act with a sense of ownership with every decision we make every day. There are lots of jobs in the employment section of our newspaper, yet how many people are applying for jobs? Extended unemployment is making it easy for complacency to keep our work ethic on the couch. As I stated earlier, we are battling the values of privilege versus entitlement. Have we learned nothing from those who traversed the Great Depression?

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Letter about OHV trail To the Editor, The city of Houston is sponsoring an OHV Trail in partnership with the DNR and four out of town recreational clubs. The four clubs received DNR Grant-in-Aid funding in July, 2010 ; $150,000 matched by the DNR for a total of $300,000. City residents opposed to the OHV Trail oppose the LOCATION, which includes South Park—located in a residential area. The DNR owns over 1,300 acres of recreational land 3.5 miles west of the city of Houston that would be an ideal location for the OHV Trail. Minnesota Statutes 2011 116D.04 Subd. 6 Prohibitions: Subd. 6. Prohibitions. No state action significantly affecting the quality of the environment shall be allowed, nor shall any permit for natural resources management and development be granted, where such action or permit has caused or is likely to cause pollution, impairment, or destruction of the air, water, land or other natural resources located

Letter about the Fillmore County Fair To the Editor, Last Friday night, my family had the pleasure of going to the Fillmore County Fair in Preston. We had planned to meet my son and his family for supper and arm band night for my grandsons. We were delighted to find that the midway was clean, safe, and run by people who liked their job!! My grandson (age 4) had a FABULOUS time riding each ride and was delighted to know that he could ride as often as he wished to. As he left one ride, he told the attendant “I’ll be back!” As he approached that same ride later, the man said, “Hey, Buddy, I’ve been waiting for you!!” Needless to say, my grandson had a wonderfully memorable night, much of which was due to the kindness of the midway staff. Several of the ride staff noticed my other grandson (age 2) with his mother, and asked if he would like a ride, too. They were very encouraging and were very careful for his safety. He rode several times, but was mostly content to watch his brother and cheer. As we meandered through the games and food stands, we were pleased to find that the people supervising the rides were not the only great people on the midway staff. We visited with game and concession staff who were interested in people- not just in making money. We would love to see this midway group return in the future! I know that the midway is but a small part of the fair. Many people spend countless hours making certain that things go smoothly from the grandstand to the 4H projects to the food stands and everything in between. I would like to say a big HATS OFF! Especially to the fair board, as well as to each person who had a part in making this year’s fair such a success! Joanie Johnson Harmony, MN within the state, so long as there is a feasible and prudent alternative consistent with the reasonable requirements of the public health, safety, and welfare and the state’s paramount concern for the protection of its air, water, land and other natural resources from pollution, impairment, or destruction. Economic considerations alone shall not justify such conduct. The OHV Trail has yet to be approved, yet $210,000 of GIA money has been spent acquiring property, with another purchase of residential property in process. Park design, maintenance and management plans have yet to be developed. Planning after making a commitment reminds me of Nancy Pelosi pitching National Healthcare by stating that, “We have to pass the bill before you can find out what is in it.” Incredible!  City residents should know the full cost and details of the proposal BEFORE purchasing the land for it--that is simply prudent. Lisa Erickson Houston, MN

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half inches, about sparrow sized. They have a brownish gray body which appears black in flight and a very short tail. The small spines on the tail are used for support while roosting. Their wings are long, narrow and curved. The swifts have a wing span of about 12 inches and weigh less than an ounce. They communicate with loud, chattering twitters. Swifts are built for speed and are great aerialists. They are among the fastest fliers in the bird world. They have been described as a flying cigar. They

The Fillmore County Salvation Army, in collaboration with local law enforcement, is sponsoring the first ever, “Shop with a Cop” event in Fillmore County Saturday, August 4. “Shop with a Cop” has been successful and eagerly anticipated program in a growing number of Minnesota communities. The Fillmore County Salvation Army is focusing this event around the back to school needs of children entering 3rd grade. The monies allocated are funds raised in Fillmore County and applications were provided to families living in Fillmore County. Children and their “Cop” mentors will meet at the B&B Olympic Bowl in Preston. After being introduced, the children will be escorted to Alco in Spring Valley to shop for school supplies, clothing, and shoes. Pizza and bowling after will give the kids an opportunity to get to know Fillmore County’s real life heroes. This is an important and groundbreaking event. Our goal is to create positive relationships between our peacekeepers in uniform and the young lives they may touch. Our mission is to offer “Shop with a Cop” every school year. Officers and kids will meet at 10am at B&B Olympic Bowl for sign-in. They will shop at Alco in Spring Valley from 10:45am until 12:15pm. They will return for pizza and bowling from 12:30pm until 1:30pm. Parent pick up is from 1:15pm until 1:30pm.

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breed and roost in chimneys and feed entirely while in flight on flying insects. They also bathe and drink out of bodies of water while in flight. Twigs for their nests are gathered while in flight. Once they leave their roosting location in the morning, they stay in flight all day until they return to the roosting location in the evening. Nests are made of twigs fastened together with saliva and attached to the inner wall of chimneys, air shafts, and occasionally a hollow tree.

bon wasn’t receptive to being responsible for liability and maintenance and asked that the city accept these responsibilities. The city council is concerned mostly about future maintenance and has invited Zumbro Valley Audubon to their August 6 meeting to work out an agreement between them for the liability coverage and maintenance of the tower/kiosk. Until there is an agreement, construction of the tower/kiosk is on hold. The designation as the number one gathering site for the chimney swifts in the state is yet another visitor attraction for the city of Preston. Chimney Swifts Chimney swifts gather in huge flocks in late summer-early fall preparing for their migration south to the Peruvian Amazon Basin where they spend our winter. Preston’s historic chimney attracts the fast flying, insect eating birds for their over night resting place. Swifts don’t perch but cling to a vertical wall like this brick chimney. Swift numbers have been declining, pos- The tower/kiosk has been placed in the intended location in this sibly due to a reduction in the picture provided by Greg Munson. number of masonry chimneys available for roosting and nesting. Many old chimneys have been capped. The preservation of old chimneys could help stabilize the population of the chimney swift. Audubon describes the chimney swifts as four and threequarters inches to five and one-

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FCPH is partnering with Green Lea Manor and the UCare Fund to host a free blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose screening at the Nursing Home Health Fair scheduled for Wednesday, August 8, 2012, from 7:00 to 10:00 AM. Green Lea Manor is located at 115 North Lyndale Avenue in Mabel. Breakfast will be served as part of this screening event. To participate in the screening you must: •Be 20 years of age or older.

•Not currently receiving medical treatment for cholesterol or diabetes. •Fast or not eat anything for at least eight hours prior to your screening. You may drink plain water. Your five cholesterol measurements, glucose level, and any health recommendations will be made available to you right away. Your health information and results will be confidential. For more information about the screening, contact FCPH at 507-765-3898 and ask for Brenda.



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Notice of 2012 Fillmore County General Election Polling Places

Fillmore County Primary Election August 14th, 2012 Polling Place

Amherst Town Hall Beaver Town Hall Ostrander Community Center Canton Town Hall - City Thurber Building Rushford Village Hall Preston Emergency Service Building

Forestville Town Hall Fountain Fire Hall Harmony Community Bldg Lanesboro Community Hall Carrolton Township Hall Mabel Community Center Newburg Town Hall Preble Town Hall Rushford City Hall Norway Townhall Spring Valley Community Center Wykoff Community Bldg York Town Hall


Amherst Township Beaver Township Bloomfield Township Ostrander City Canton City Canton Township Chatfield Township Chatfield City Jordan Township City of Rushford Village Peterson City Arendahl Township Carimona Township Preston Township Preston City Forestville Township Fountain City Fountain Township Pilot Mound Township Harmony City Harmony Township Bristol Township Lanesboro City Whalan City Holt Township Carrolton Township Mabel City Newburg Township Preble Township Rushford City Norway Township Spring Valley Township Spring Valley City Sumner Township Wykoff City Fillmore Township York Township

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I’m sorry to report that I did not get a chance to write an article for this edition of the Journal. I spent the last two months doctoring with my husband in Rochester. I have jotted down some of life’s lessons that have been passed down to me and that I feel are very true. Hope you can apply them to your life as well. 1. Life isn’t always fair, but it is still good.

2. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. 3. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick - but your friends and family will. Stay in touch! 4. When it comes to chocolate - don’t even try to resist! 5. Make peace with your past so it doesn’t screw up the

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Volkman ~ Schollmeier Tiffany Volkman and Carl Schollmeier, both of Pine Island, Minnesota, are pleased to announce engagement and upcoming wedBirth Announcement their ding. Ava Briella Grover The bride is the daughter of Lowell Lindsay Lea and Troy Grover and Alecia Volkman of Rushford, of Chatfield, Minn. are proud Minnesota. The groom is the son of Al to announce the birth of their and Nancy Schollmeier of Rochester, daughter Ava Briella. Ava was Minnesota. Tiffany is a 2011 graduborn on July 13, 2012, at ate of Winona State University with Olmsted Medical Center in a bachelors degree in psychology. She Rochester, Minn. She weighed is currently employed by the State of 9 lb. and was 21 inches long. Minnesota. Carl is a 2008 graduate Grandparents are Star and of Dakota County Tech with a degree Al Polzin of Chatfield, Minn., in electrical construction and mainteDanny Lea of Peterson, Minn., nance. He is currently employed by and Bill and Judi Grover of McMartin Electric. Rushford, Minn. The couple will be united in marriage on August 11, 2012, at the Church of the Resurrection in Rochester, Minn.

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Obituaries Dorothy Blagsvedt Dorothy Marie Blagsvedt, age 86, of Sacred Heart, died Monday, July 30, 2012, at the RenVilla Nursing Home in Renville. DorothyMarie Blagsvedt was born on October 13, 1925, on the Dorothy family farm Blagsvedt near Whalan, Minnesota to Martin “Bob” and Alma (Brekke) Eithun. She received her education at The Benson School near Lanesboro, Minnesota. Following her education, Dorothy worked for Honeywell in Minneapolis for some time. She was united in marriage to Sidney Blagsvedt on August 26, 1944, at the church parsonage in Lanesboro. They lived in Rochester for five years and then moved back to Lanesboro. In 1949, Dorothy and Sid moved to Sacred Heart and there together they raised their family. While the kids were in school, Dorothy was active in their school activities including FHA and the PTO. Dorothy was a member of Ours Savior’s Lutheran

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Church in Sacred Heart were she hold many offices with the ELCA, and was active with the Luther League, taught Sunday school, and was ambassador to the Green Lake Bible Camp. She was also a member of the Homemaker’s Club, the American Legion Auxiliary for over 54 years, and was active with the Historical Society, the Blood Mobile, and the Sacred Heart Village Chest. She enjoyed camping, traveling, spending time at their cottage with her family, and was a wonderful cook and baker, she will be fondly remembered for her angel food cakes and her homemade doughnuts. She is survived by her husband Sidney, her daughters: Kay (and Joe) Thompson of Willmar, Carol (and Ronald) Peterson of Sacred Heart, and Pamela Nelson of Willmar; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; her sisters: Eunice Applen of Lanesboro, and Janet (and James) Bremseth of Ramsey; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Merton Eithun and her sister Shirley Wangen. Funeral services were held on Friday, August 3, 2012, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Sacred Heart. The Rev. Dan Bowman officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. Dirks-

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Blem Funeral Service of Sacred She is survived by six sons; Heart, Minn. handled arrange- Gerald (Judy) Vreeman, Bill (Janet) Vreeman and Randy ments. (Cheryl) Vreeman all of Spring Valley, Ivan (Tami) Vreeman Ethel M. Vreeman Ethel Vreeman, age 94, of of Harmony, Rocky (Jodi) Spring Valley died Thursday Vreeman of Wykoff and Scott July 26, 2012, at the Spring (Deb) Vreeman of RochesValley Senior Living where she ter, five daughters; Pauline had resided for about 1 ½ (Jerry) Barth of Spring Valley, Donna (John Grupp) Stanger years. of Oronoco, Harriet (Rich) Ethel Mae Berger of Greenville, IA; Judy Grooters was (Don) Orum of LeRoy and born SepAudrey (Chuck) Rathbun of tember 16, Rochester; 24 grandchildren, 1917, near four step-grandchildren, 30 Greenlea fgreat- grandchildren, 10 stepton to James great-grandchildren, two and Anna ( E l f r i n k ) Ethel Vreeman brothers; Perlum and Levern both of Spring Valley, MN; Grooters. She and two sisters-in-law; Glenice was baptized and Confirmed at the Green- Grooters of Preston and Phyllis leafton Reformed Church and Grooters of Harmony. attended school at the Prairie She was preceded in death by Queen Country School. On her parents, her husband EverJune 14, 1940, she was united ett on February 27, 2002, one in marriage to Everett Vree- son, one daughter, two greatman at the home of her parents grandsons, one sister Dorothy near Greenleafton and to this Scheevel and two brothers; Harlan and Wallace Grooters. union 13 children were born. Ethel was a homemaker that Funeral services for Ethel M. enjoyed spending time with Vreeman were held Monday her family and friends, she July 30, 2012, at the Greenalways enjoyed company and leafton Reformed Church in enjoyed serving cookies to her Greenleafton, Minn. with the visitors, especially her “Date Rev Roger Lokker officiating. Pinwheel Cookies.” She was Burial was in the Greenleafa member of the homemak- ton Cemetery. Hindt Funeral ers group and was a lifelong Home in Spring Valley hanmember of the Greenleafton dled arrangements. Reformed Church.

Government this week • Monday, Aug. 6, Lanesboro City Council, Lanesboro City Hall, 5:30 p.m. • Monday, Aug. 6, Preston City Council, Preston Council Chamber, 6:00 p.m. • Monday, Aug. 6, Whalan City Council, Whalan City Hall, 5:00 p.m. • Tuesday, Aug. 7, Ostrander City Council, Ostrander Community Center, 6:00 p.m. • Tuesday, Aug. 7, Rushford Village City Council, Community Center, 7:00 p.m. • Tuesday, Aug. 7, Fillmore County Commissioners, Courthouse, 9:00 a.m. • Monday, Aug. 13, Wykoff Council, Wykoff City Hall, 7:00 p.m. • Monday, Aug. 13, Houston City Council, Houston City Hall, 7:30 p.m. • Monday, Aug. 13, Rushford City Council, Rushford City Hall, 6:30 p.m. • Monday, Aug. 13, Spring Valley City Council, Spring Valley City Hall, 7:00 p.m. • Monday, Aug. 13, Chatfield City Council, City Hall, 7:00 p.m. Schedule subject to change.

Fillmore County Church Directory Fillmore County Journal • Preston MN 507.765.2151 VBC Video • Preston MN 507.765.2704 Visit Bluff Country • Preston MN 507.765.2151 A rendahl Lutheran Church ………………………Sundays - 10 : 30am Highway 30, Peterson, MN 55962 (507) 875-2477 Assembly Of God Church …………………………Sundays - 10 : 00am 610 Territorial Rd, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-2101 Assumption Catholic Church ………Fri. - 8 : 30am & Sat. - 5 : 00pm 207 N May St, Canton, MN 55922 (507) 743-8320 Bethlehem Lutheran Church ………………………Sundays - 9 : 00am 200 Kenilworth Ave S, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-3344 Calvary Baptist Church ………………Sundays - 10 : 45am & 6 : 00pm 910 Winona St SE, Chatf ield, MN 55923 (507) 867- 4686 Canton-Scotland Church ……………………………Sundays - 9 : 00am 104 W Fillmore Ave, Canton, MN 55922 (507) 743-2260 Chatf ield Lutheran Church …………Sundays - 8 : 00am & 10 : 00am 304 Fillmore St SE, Chatf ield, MN 55923 (507) 867- 4721 Chatf ield United Methodist Christ ………………Sundays - 9 : 30am 124 Winona St SE, Chatf ield, MN 55923 (507) 867-3529 Cherry Grove United Methodist …………………Sundays - 10 : 00am 18183 160th St, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (Cherry Grove) (507) 937-3177 Christ Lutheran Church ……………………………Sundays - 9 : 00am 509 Kansas St N W, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765-2161 Christian Science Ser vices …………………………Sundays - 10 : 00am Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-2251 Elstad Lutheran Church ……………………………Sundays - 10 : 30am 37784 Dogwood Rd, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-3769 Emmanuel Episcopal Church ……………………Sundays - 10 : 00am 217 W Jessie St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-2164 Faith United Methodist Church ……Sat. - 5 : 00pm & Sun. - 9 : 00am 617 Maple Ln, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-2830 Fillmore Free Methodist Church …Sundays - 8 : 30am & 10 : 30am 19127 County 8, Wykof f, MN 55990 (Fillmore) (507) 352-5450 First Baptist Church …………………Sundays - 10 : 30am & 6 : 00pm 701 Kasten Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-2840 First Baptist Church-Preston …………Sundays - 10 : 30am & 7: 00pm 108 Chatf ield Ave N W, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765- 4960 First English Lutheran Church ……………………Sundays - 9 : 00am 217 W Grant St, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-2793 First Lutheran Church of Highland ………………Sundays - 10 : 30am 22423 391st Ave, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-3318 First Presby terian Church …………………………Sundays - 10 : 00am 110 S Mill St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-2854 Fountain Lutheran …………………………………Sundays - 8 : 30am Main Street, Fountain, MN 55939 (507) 268- 4413 Fountain United Methodist Church ………………Sundays - 8 : 30am Co. Rd. 8 and Cedar St., Fountain, MN 55939 (507) 268- 4456 Garness Trinity Lutheran …………………………Sundays - 11: 00am PO Box 88, Mabel, MN 55954 (507) 493-5905 Grace Lutheran Church ……………………………Sundays - 9 : 00am 365 Park St, Peterson, MN 55962 (507) 875-2218

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Olmsted County Journal • Rochester MN 507.288.5201 Daytripper • Rochester MN 507.288.5201 Studio-A-Photography • Preston MN 507.251.6372 Satersdahl Lutheran Church ………………………Sundays - 9 : 00am 21447 Co. Rd. 30, Rural Harmony, MN Scheie Lutheran Church ……………………………Sundays - 9 : 30am PO Box 88, Mabel, MN 55954 (507) 493-5680 St Columban Church ………………………………Sundays - 8 : 30am 408 Preston St N W # 2, Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765-3886 St Ignatius Catholic Church ………………………Sundays - 10 : 30am 213 W Franklin St, Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-7565 St John’s Lutheran Church …………………………Sundays - 9 : 00am 241 Line St S, Wykof f, MN 55990 (507) 352-2296 St John’s Lutheran Church …………………………Sundays - 10 : 00am 31497 Highway 43, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-2585 St Joseph’s Catholic Church ………………………Sundays - 10 : 00am 103 N Mill St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-2257 St Mark ’s Lutheran Church ………………………Sundays - 9 : 00am 104 E North St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-7111 St Marys Catholic Church ………………..................Sun. - 10 : 30am 405 Twiford St SW, Chatf ield, MN 55923 (507) 867-3148 St Matthews Episcopal Church ……………………Sundays - 9 : 30am 100 Fillmore St SE, Chatf ield, MN 55923-1219 (507) 867-3707 St Matthew’s Lutheran Church ……………………Sundays - 9 : 00am Harmony, MN 55939 (Granger) (507) 772- 4474 St Olaf Catholic Church … Sun. (1st & 2nd) - 10 :30am & (3rd & 4th) - 8 : 45am 114 N Locust, Mabel, MN 55954 (507) 493-5268 St Patrick ’s Church Hall …………………………Saturdays - 5 : 00pm Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-2480 St Paul Lutheran Church ………Sun. - 10 : 00am & Wed. - 7: 00pm 128 Fillmore St SE, Chatf ield, MN 55923 (507) 867- 4604 St Paul’s Lutheran Church ……………………....Sundays - 10 : 30am Harmony, MN 55939 (Big Springs) (507) 886-8175 Sumner Center United Methodist Church ………Sundays - 10 : 30am 9 miles N. of Spring Valley on Co. Rd. 1 (507) 378- 4801 The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints-Sundays - 10 : 00am 21257 US Hwy 52 South Preston, MN 55965 (507) 765- 4551 Trinity Fellowship ELCA …………………………Sundays - 10 : 00am 110 S Mill St, Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-7211 Trinity Lutheran Church …………………………Sundays - 9 : 00am 204 South St, Ostrander, MN 55961 (507) 657-2203 Union Prairie Lutheran ……………………………Sundays - 9 : 00am Hwy 16, Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-3363 United Methodist Church …………………………Sundays - 10 : 30am 236 Gold St S, Wykof f, MN 55990 (507) 352- 4136 Valley Christian Center …………………………....Sundays - 10 : 00am 610 Territorial Rd Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-2101 W halan Lutheran Church …………………………Sundays - 9 : 00am Lanesboro, MN 55949 (Whalan) (507) 467-2398

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Champion: Bodie Mayer, AHF •Division 3 Champion: Caroline Mayer, AHF •Barrow L/G/D Champion: Caroline Mayer, AHF Reserve: Andrew Coyle, FF •Gilt L/G/D Champion: Devin Troendle, LL Reserve: Bodie Mayer, AHF •Pen of Three Champion: Emily Snyder, LL Reserve: Katie Winslow, RRR •Intermediate Showmanship Champion: Kjersta Lind, FE Reserve: Tanner Morrison, AHF •Senior Showmanship Champion: Ben Markegard, NGG Reserve: Katie Winslow, RRR •Junior B Showmanship Champion: Garret Aggen, HHH Reserve: Kaci Goldsmith, RRR •Junior A Showmanship Champion: Hale Stensgard, NGG Reserve: Bodie Mayer, AHF Sheep Show Results Champion Market Lamb: Jenna Blumer, RRR Res. Champion Market Lamb: Mitchell Osterhus, RR Champion Breeding Ewe: Jenna Blumer, RRR Res. Champion Breeding Ewe: Jacob Welch, BC Champion Rate of Gain Lamb: Riley Mulhern, RRR Res. Champion Rate of Gain Lamb: Matthew Woods, BC Champion Pen of Three: Jenna Blumer, RRR Res. Champion Pen of Three: Randy Gerard, MBB Champion Junior showmanship: Riley Mulhern, RRR Res. Champion junior showmanship: Jackson Musselman, LL Champion Intermediate Showmanship: Logan Boyum, RRR Res. Champion Intermediate Showmanship: Leah Rueen, LL Champion Senior Showmanship: Jenna Blumer, RRR Res. Champion Senior Showman-

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ship: Ryan Ruberg, NGG Champion Junior Lamb Lead: Mackenzie HoffmanYork, BC Res. Champion Junior Lamb Lead: Megan Schultz, CC Champion Intermediate Lamb Lead: Megan Hopp, RRR Res. Champion Intermediate Lamb Lead: Leah Ruen, CC Champion Senior Lamb Lead: Amy Welch, BC Champion Light Weight Market Lamb: Mitchell Osterhus, RR Champion Middle Weight Market Lamb: Logan Boyum, RRR Champion Heavy Weight Market Lamb: Jenna Blumer, RRR Champion Speckle Market Lamb: Morgan Boyum, RRR Res. Champion Speckle Market Lamb: Logan Boyum, RRR Dairy Show Results Champion Dairy Animal: Kayla Leiding , LL Res. Champion Dairy Animal: Nick Drinkall, FE Champion Junior Calf: Kayla Leiding, LL Champion Dairy Animal Not in Milk: Tanner Morrison, AHF Res. Champion Dairy Animal Not in Milk: Hope Morrison, AHF Champion Milk Production: Abby Hopp, RRR Champion Genetics: Travis Troendle, LL Best Uddered Cow: Kayla Leiding, LL Champion Ayrshire: Coltin Wingert, HHH Champion Brown Swiss: Jake Goeldi, RR Champion Holstein: Kayla Leiding, LL Res. Champion Holstein: Haely Leiding, LL Champion Registered Holstein Calf Tanner Morrison, AHF Champion Jersey: Nick Drinkall, FE Res. Champion Jersey: Peyton Morrison, AHF Champion Crossbred: Travis Troendle, LL Res. Champion Crossbred:Nate

Goeldi Champion Junior Showmanship: Devin Troendle, LL Reserve Champion Junior Showmanship: Riley Mulhern, RRR Champion Intermediate Showmanship: Tanner Morrison, AHF Res. Champion Intermediate Showmanship: Tyler Kappers, BC Champion Senior Showmanship: Hope Morrison, AHF Res. Champion Senior Showmanship: Haely Leiding, LL Champion Dairy Members: Melanie Woods, BC Kelsey Ristau Tienter, CC Rabbit Show Results Champion Purebred Rabbit: Valerie Earley, CW Res, Champion Purebred Rabbit: Rianna Ryan, RCP Champion 4 Class: Valerie Earley, CW Champion Rabbit Poster: Bennett Gathje, RRR Res. Champion Rabbit Poster: Kimberly Vrieze, RR Champion Market Rabbit: Dalton Snyder, CC Champion Novice Showmanship: Joshua Waadevig, RRR Res. Champion Novice Showmanship: Nicholas Ramaker, CW Champion Junior Showmanship: Nolan Fetterly, CC Res. Champion Junior Showmanship: Courntey Nelson, CC Champion Intermediate Showmanship: Erica Earley, CW Res. Champion intermediate Showmanship: Megan Hendrickson, HHH Champion Senior Showmanship: Valerie Earley, CW Res. Champion Senior Showmanship: Michaela Morrow, FE Goat Show Results Champion Dairy Goat: Alex Coe, RRR Res. Champion Dairy Goat: Alex Coe, RRR Champion Dairy Market Goat: Paige Johnson, NGG Res. Champion Dairy Market Goat: Marshall Johnson, NGG

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By Shannon Love On July 15-19, several FCLMC Wolves got the experience of a lifetime. Several wrestlers on the team attended Nebraska Wrestling Camp in Lincoln to work on and learn new wrestling techniques. At the end of their time there, they got an opportunity to meet Jordan Burroughs, the 2012 World Champion at 74kg in Men’s Freestyle Wrestling. Burroughs is the Gold Medal favorite at the Olympic Games in London on August 10. Burroughs is a two-time National Champion and three-time AllAmerican at the University of Nebraska. The FCLMC wrestlers had a great time at camp and learned many new skills they will be able to demonstrate next season on the mat. They plan to attend the camp again next summer. Pictured with Jordan Burroughs are: Back Row: Trevor Barnes, Alex Fishbaugher, Sam Bahl, Niko Anderson, Monty Holm. Front Row: Chris Collett, Andy Love, Burroughs, Connor Hanson, Tom Henry.


Champion Senior Showmanship: Paige Johnson, NGG Res. Champion Senior Showmanship: Katie Winslow, RRR Champion Intermediate Showmanship: Alex Coe, RRR Res. Champion Intermediate Showmanship: Marshall Johnson, NGG Champion Junior Showmanship: Sydney Eickhoff, CW Res. Champion Junior Showmanship: Ian Brown, AHF Champion Senior Market Goat Showmanship: Paige Johnson, NGG Res. Champion Senior Market Goat Showmanship: Taiya Brown, AHF Champion Intermediate Market Goat Showmanship: Cassidy Ruud, AHF Res. Champion Intermediate Market Goat Showmanship: Alex Coe, RRR Champion Junior Market Goat Showmanship: Megan Schultz, CW Res. Champion Junior Market Goat Showmanship: Ian Brown, AHF Champion Meat Market Goat: Megan Schultz, CW Res. Champion Meat Market Goat: Sydney Eickoff, CW Champion Meat Breeding Doe: Danielle Schultz, CW Res. Champion Meat Breeding Doe: Megan Schultz, CW Best Udder Dairy Goat: Alex Coe, RRR Supreme Overall Market Goat: Danielle Schultz, CW Champion Rate of Gain Market Goat: Marshall Johnson, NGG Res. Champion Rate of Gain Mar-

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ket Goat: Megan Schultz, CW Champion Costume Goat: Sydney Eickhoff, CW Beef Show Results •Supreme Beef Champion: Ashley Bue, AHF •Beef Steer Champion: Ashley Bue, AHF Reserve: Bodie Mayer, AHF •Dairy Steer: Champion: Erica Earley, CW Reserve: Valerie Earley, CW •Rate of Grain Champion: Isaac Miller, CW Champion : Kyle Mulhern, FE •Breeding Beef Heifer Champion: Hunter Aggen, HHH Reserve: Kjersta Lind, FE •Market Heifer Champion: Morgan Boyum, RRR Reserve: Logan Boyum, RRR •Cow/Calf Champion: Tyler Johnson, AHF Reserve: James Knudsen, AHF •Feeder Calf Champion: Garrett Aggen, HHH Reserve: Tyler Johnson, AHF •Junior Showmanship Champion: Bodie Mayer, AHF Reserve: Hans Lind, FE •Intermediate Showmanship Champion: Caroline Mayer, AHF Reserve: Kjersta Lind, FE •Senior Showmanship Champion: Tyler Johnson, AHF Reserve: James Knudsen, AHF •Angus Female Champion: Hunter Aggen, HHH •Simmental Heifer: Champion: Hunter Aggen, HHH •Crossbred Dairy Steer Champion: Kyle Mulhern, FE

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The FCLMC WoLves Wrestling Booster Club would like to thank everyone who made this year’s 8th Annual Golf Tournament a huge success. Special thanks to everyone who participated! Anderson, Tim & Lori Harmony Repair Oak Meadow Meats Brett Barnes Trucking Harmony State Agency On The Crunchy Side Chic’s Pizza Harmony Telephone Old Ways-New Ideas Dacia’s on Main Harmony Vets Preston Equipment Don Anderson Insurance HECO Preston F&M Bank First Southeast Bank Johnson, Rod & Aubrey Preston Sweet Stop Gary Ward Trucking Kingsley Mercantile R&J Wood Goods Golf Dome-Rochester Koliha Insurance Remax-Roxanne Johnson Hammel Equipment Leanne’s Center Salon Schott Distributing Hahn Lumber Company Love, Bob & Marcia Simon, Josh & Angie Hanson, Craig & Tara Love, Jim & Shannon Torgerson Paint & Harmony Agri Service Love Grain Floor Covering Harmony Foods Mabel Flowers & Gifts Village Depot Harmony Golf Club McKean Auto Village Square Harmony Greenhouse & Variety Minnowa Construction, Inc. Work-It Circuit Harmony House Morem Electric, Inc.

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Fillmore County Fair Open Class 12 Results Fine Arts 11 •Grand Champion Fine ArtsGlenn Dale, Preston •Reserve Champion- Kayla Bernau Baked Products •Grand Champion- Jeanette Schmidt, Preston •Reserve Champion- Paul Little, Fountain •Champion- Regan Little, Fountain Canning •Grand Champion- Grace Rodgers, Chatfield •Reserve Champion- Karen Schmidt, Preston •Champion- Jenny Dornink, Preston Baked Products 14 and under •Grand Champion- Anna Boesch, Preston •Champion- Laura Boesch, Preston Farm Products •Grand Champion- Nick Marzolf, Preston •Reserve Champion- Joe Bradley,

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Lanesboro •Champion- Joe Bradley, Lanesboro Vegetables •Grand Champion- Brenda Nash Eickoff, Wykoff •Reserve Champion- Monica Ortner, Harmony •Champion- Donna Landsverk, Cresco, IA •Youth Champion- Elsa Eickhoff, Wykoff Orchard •Grand Champion- Pine Tree Orchard, Preston •Reserve Grand Champion- Pine Tree Orchard, Preston •Champion- Monica Ortner, Harmony Flowers •Grand Champion ArrangementSally Jeske, Wykoff •Champion Arrangement- Dorothy Rath-Mundfrom, Spring Valley •Reserve Champion- Donna Erdman, Wykoff •Grand Champion Specimens and Plants- Darlene Eickoff, Wykoff •Champion Youth ArrangementKarlee Ruen, Lanesboro •Champion Specimen- Grace Rodgers, Chatfield Needlework •Grand Champion- Mary Zimmerman, Preston •Reserve Champion- Anna Gilbertson, Lanesboro •Champion- Lois Brekke, Lanesboro •Champion- Vivian Drinkall,

Spring Valley •Champion- Marjorie Martin, Chatfield Golden Age •Grand Champion- Dorothy Rath-Mundfrom, Wykoff •Reserve Champion- Barbara Stender, Wykoff •Champion- Anna Gilbertson, Lanesboro •Champion- Dorothy Ill Olstad, Preston •Champion- Lois Brekke, Lanesboro Boys and Girls Needlework •Grand Champion- Lauren Mensink, Preston •Reserve Champion- Jackson Bergan, Peterson •Champion- Joe Bradley, Lanesboro •Champion- Lauren Mensink, Preston Golden Age Quilts •Grand Champion- Laurice Kneeskern, Preston •Reserve Grand Champion- Dorothy Rath-Mundfrom, Spring Valley •Champion- Vivian Drinkall, Spring Valley •Champion- Helen Williams, Mabel •Champion- Dorothy RathMundfrom, Spring Valley Quilts •Grand Champion- Lea Buenger, Preston •Reserve Champion- Mary Zimmerman, Preston •Champion- Christ Quilters,

Preston •Champion- Merrily Dale, Lanesboro •Champion- Marlyn Haskovec, Preston Woodworking •Grand Champion- Roger Hudella, Preston •Reserve Champion- Andy Walsh, Preston •Champion- Glenn Dale, Lanesboro

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Call the FCJ at 507-765-2151 to advertise or offer news tips! at the factory is the Smart Pack. These are garbage cans that are Continued from Page 1 at places like McDonalds and use them. Steve explained many airports all over the country with stores and restaurants, such as an automated door that opens. McDonalds, Chuck E. Cheese, After the waste is placed inside, it Aldi Foods, Super Value, Buffalo is compacted, saving time, space, Wild Wings, Sears and Lowes and money. Steve explained the use them to save money on their light goes on when it is full, garbage disposal costs. Compact- and they are working on having ing the large volume of waste them “communicate” with each they get in a day down to more other and with employees to manageable sizes means they are help make things more efficient. able to get less visits from the The company makes solar panwaste removal companies, saving els for other businesses, and uses a lot of money. them for their own products The latest invention produced as well. Many of the balers and


Monday, August 6, 2012 compactors are now being made to work on solar power. There are about 60 employees at Harmony Enterprises, and eight at Harmony Europe. “They are all local people,” shared Chris. “And they are all very smart. We have four engineers, and only one of them has an engineering degree. They are very hard workers.” Chris added that one employee started working there as a janitor, and is self-taught, working now as a design engineer for the company. Although the business has


changed a lot over the years, the main mission is still the same. “These creative people invented things that people didn’t have,” said Steve of the founders. “And 50 years later we are still doing complicated things. We are still getting patents. Over 50 years we have kept that innovation.” In 2008, Governor Pawlenty awarded Harmony Enterprises with the International Trade Award for the State of Minnesota. They have been doing business internationally since 1989. Steve went to college for accounting and finance, and that

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is his main focus of his job. Chris started working there out of high school, and spent the first 15 years learning the manufacturing aspect of the business. “It really helped me a lot to understand the operations,” he shared. The plan for the future is to last at least another 50 years, continue designing and producing great products, and expand the business in Europe. An Open House to celebrate 50 years in business in Harmony is taking place on August 29, 2012, from 3-6pm with plant tours and a picnic-style lunch.

Lidtke Mill in Lime Springs a historical treasure By Jade Sexton Lime Springs is a small town in Iowa, right near the Minnesota border that is home to something big. The Lidtke Mill has been there since 1857. At one time, there were 13 mills along the Upper Iowa River, and the Lidtke Mill is the last one standing. According to Jerry White, member of the Lidtke Mill board, the mill and the miller’s house next to it were restored in 1974. In 1976, they were put on the registry of National Historic Sites. The home next to the mill, where the miller would live with his family, has been restored to what it would have looked like with a family living in it in the late 1800s, complete with wood stove, furniture, clothing, kitchen stove and cooking utensils, photographs, and chamber pots in the bedrooms. Phyl Stevenson is one of the volunteers that give tours of the home, and describes what life was like for the people who lived there. There is also a gift shop for visitors who wish to take home a souvenir. Melvin Monroe Marsh first built the mill in 1857. Various other people owned and ran the mill during the years that it was running. D.W. Davis bought the mill in 1915. Herman Lidtke married Davis’s daughter, and took over ownership until 1960, when he closed up the business. When he did that, he merely locked the doors, leaving everything behind. He left tools, machines, and even paperwork

Left: The Lidtke Mill is located in Lime Springs on the Upper Iowa River. Right: Jerry White demonstrates how the equipment wo rks. Photo by Jade Sexton behind, and all of that still remains. to Lime Springs. White explained of Iowa, the town, and the mill. sweet corn and many other festivities “At first they sawed timber to build they eventually changed the way they White has been on the board for during the 30th Annual Sweet Corn homes here, and it was a saw mill,” ground the grains, and stopped using the Lidtke Mill since 1986, and has Days August 10-12. said White. “At first they used the the stones. One of the stones can be been giving tours ever since. There are water wheel, then later the turbines.” seen built right into a house on the many people that volunteer their work New crop of apples! Quinty, Vista Bella, oriole, state Fair, Water from the Upper Iowa River property owned by the Lidtke family. for the historic site giving tours and and Jerseymac was used to run the mill, and the The most common wheat ground helping out in the gift shop. hydroelectricity ran power to the at the mill was buckwheat. On a tour The town has fundraisers every year Now available Homegrown towns of Chester and Lime Springs. of the mill, there are samples of what to help raise money to maintain their Blackberries, Michigan Blueberries, “The electricity would be on from 6 the grain looks like before and after historical site. According to White, in Melons, sweet Corn, a.m. to 11 p.m. every day,” explained it is ground. Later, they also ground three years they raised enough money Peaches, and Tomatoes Stevenson. She added that at 10:45 corn and oats for farmers. An old to replace the roof on the mill. They serving slices of p.m., they would flash the lights Fairbanks scale, which is still in place, also receive donations throughout the apple Pie & Cinnamon Ice Cream daily! quickly to warn people, and then it was used to weigh the grains. year. In June, they have a buckwheat FresH Baked Goods would be turned off right at 11:00. “Five guys worked here for 50 cents pancake breakfast, and in August Muffins, Turnovers, Cookies, Fresh or Frozen apple & other Pies Herman Lidtke purchased special a day, plus meals,” said White. “The Lime Springs has their Sweet Corn Jams, Jellies, Honey, Maple syrup, Popcorn French burr grinding stones from miller’s wife would cook for all the Days celebration. & watkins Products Iowa Governor Larabee in Clermont, men.” Tours are available on Saturdays oPeN 7 days Iowa and brought them all the way The mill sees anywhere from 200- and Sundays from 1pm-4pm. Come a Week 9am-6:00pm 300 people a year come through for a to Lime Springs, Iowa and see their 507- 765-4486 tour. White said they also do tours for historic treasure, take a trip back to Hwy 52, Preston, MN local schools to teach them the history the past with a tour, and enjoy free

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Bratland Family recognized as a 2012 “U of M Farm Family” for Houston County Jerrold Tesmer Extension Educator Fillmore/Houston Counties Gerald and Judy Bratland (Viking Valley Farm) of Spring Grove has been named Houston County’s “2012 Farm Family of the Year” by the University of Minnesota. Viking Valley Farm is three generations of Bratlands owning and operating the farm, which started in 1945 by Kenneth and Gladys. Gerald became a partner in 1960, joined by Judy in Jerrold Tesmer 1962. Their sons Duron and Darin became partners in the ‘80s along with their wives and families. The farm started with 200 acres of land raising corn, oats and hay, 20 dairy cows, 350 head of slaughter hogs and 500 laying hens. In 1951 a registered Brown Swiss heifer was purchased for a 4-H dairy project. In 1954 and 1956 Gerald purchased registered Hampshire and Suffolk sheep. The swine operation turned to registered Hampshire pigs in 1960 selling breeding stock. The sheep and swine operations continued for 30 years and were discontinued in the ‘80s to concentrate on registered Brown Swiss dairy cattle and crop production. In the 1970s and ‘80s, the dairy herd was shown at the State Fair and was Premier Breeder and Exhibitor for ten consecutive years. The herd was also shown at National Shows. Over 130 excellent cows have been developed. The herd has received first place National

recognition for production in herds of the same size and All American recognition on seventeen dairy animals. Today 4-H and FFA cattle are shown by the fourth generation. The current farm operation consists of 710 acres owned and 250 acres rented; 750 acres of corn, beans and hay are grown. Crops are mainly no till terrace and strip cropping rotation. Over 200 Brown Swiss are maintained with 100 milk cows. The financial and management of the farm is now done by Duron and Darin and families. Duron is in charge of the dairy operation and Darin is the agronomy manager. Duron and wife Missy have three daughters; Kaitlin, Claire and Kelsey. Missy is a teacher in the Spring Grove Public School. Darin and Sara have three children; Lindsey, Samantha and Carter. Darin’s wife Sara is a registered nurse at St. Francis Hospital in La Crosse. Gerald is active in the daily operations. The grandchildren help in the dairy barn and enjoy showing dairy at the county fair. Gerald has served on local coop boards, been president of their church congregation, and served as president and secretary for the Minnesota Brown Swiss Association, president and director on the National Brown Swiss Association, and president for National Purebred Dairy Cattle Association. Gerald was on the Swiss Valley Farms Company board for 27 years and served as secretary and president for 14 years. This also gave him the opportunity to be a director on the National Milk Producers Association and director on World Dairy Expo for 19 years. He served on the Houston County Fair Board for

20 years, also as President; and showed livestock at the county fair since 1951. Throughout the years, Gerald has served as dairy judge at many county, regional, national and state dairy shows. In 2003, he had the honor of being inducted into the Minnesota Livestock Hall of Fame. Judy has been involved with the Houston County American Cancer Society board and Relay for Life for over 18 years. She has served as president in their local church women’s group several times and also on conference boards, been a Garden Club member for over 45 years and a volunteer for the Red Cross Bloodmobile for many years. Duron and Darin’s families have had adult leadership roles in 4-H. The grandchildren have been involved in sports and theater productions. Gerald has been in the unique position of viewing the dairy industry from both sides. He has been involved in the production side of breeding and raising cattle, as well as being a part of the marketing industry. The most fulfilling aspect for Gerald has been the opportunity to work in partnership with his family to produce quality cattle. Without his family, these opportunities would not have been possible. The Bratland family is one of the many farm families from around the state, one from each participating county, being honored by the University this year. The families will be officially recognized in a ceremony Thursday, August 9 at the annual Farmfest near Redwood Falls, MN. Profiles of the 2012 honorees and information on the recognition event can be found on the U’s farm family website, Families receiving honors were selected by their local county Extension committees and have demonstrated a commitment to enhancing and supporting agriculture and agriculture production. “The 2012 Farm Families were chosen based on their contributions to agriculture and their communities,” said Bev Durgan,

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Tracing Abe Lincoln’s Springfield, IL, footsteps, Part 2 By Gerri Nielsen This story is the second in a five-part series about Gerri Nielsen’s trip to Springfield, Illinois. TUESDAY: We walked the couple blocks from the downtown Hilton to Lincoln’s home, a National Park Site. We passed the First Presbyterian Church that houses Lincoln’s pew along with other historical documents. The current church building was built in 1868, three years after Lincoln’s death. The Lincolns attended the second of three church buildings of this congregation; that structure was sold in 1871. Like other parishioners of the time, Abe paid $50 upfront and then paid a yearly rent to retain the family pew. The pew was number 20 on the left side, seventh row from the front. Even though Lincoln himself was never a member of the church, Mary became one on April 13, 1852, after the death of their son Eddie in 1850 (his funeral was held in their home). Their son Tad was baptized in the second church building, and his funeral was held there on July 17, 1871. The third and current building of the congregation was the site of Mary’s funeral on July 16, 1882. It seemed a bit ironic since Mary swore she could never return to Springfield after Abe’s death--it just held too many memories for her that would bring her into a deep melancholy. We found the pew in the entryway of the church with a silver nameplate on the arm. A church member had purchased the pew from the old sanctuary and donated it to the current building in 1912. On Easter Sunday in 1912, Theodore Roosevelt sat in it

at worship services. Church members proudly showed us the million-dollar organ in the balcony, and the gorgeous Tiffany windows which are slated to be dismantled and sent to St. Louis for cleaning and restoration this month. When we arrived at Lincoln’s home, Tim Townsend, a Lincoln Home Historian, gave us an orientation. Then Park Rangers toured us through. The home is quite different than its original state when Lincoln purchased it as a 1 1/2 story cottage for $1,200. It is now a two-story, large home. Mary, who was born into Kentucky aristocracy, had never done any household tasks herself. Now, marrying below her station, she had to learn to to cook, clean, and take care of Abe and their four sons: Robert, Eddie, Willie, and Tad. Mary had begged all the years they lived here for a cook stove so she wouldn’t have to cook over the hearth fire. She finally got her stove just before they left Springfield for Washington. When you walk up the stairway, your hand is grasping the same railing Lincoln’s did. Many of the furnishings are original, including Mary’s dresser, Lincoln’s desk, and a stereo-optic toy the boys played with in the living room. The neighbors all complained about the younger boys, the terrors of town. Since Abe and Mary had unhappy childhoods, they swore their boys would be able to live carefree and undisciplined--the boys would be happy and have limitless freedom. This included letting them throw toys from the balcony. A decoration on the wrought-iron railing on the balcony remains broken today from the boys’



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roughhousing. But the Lincolns’ time here was happy and historic. Several important guests were entertained in this home, and Abe and Mary’s intent was to return here and continue living a happy midwestern life. Next was a tour of the old state capitol building. The building is the fifth statehouse in Illinois, and it was in service from 1839 to 1876. A young intern named Mike dressed as a Union soldier was our guide. The capitol is decked out as it was when Lincoln served as a busy lawyer in Springfield. We saw the secretary of state’s office, the Supreme Court (where Lincoln pleaded over 250 cases!), several more offices, and on the second floor, the Senate and the House Chambers. We even sat at the legislators’ desks and imagined what it would be like to use those quills to write resolutions. Across the street we toured the Lincoln-Herndon law office. On the morning before he boarded the train leaving Springfield bound for Washington as President-elect, Lincoln told his partner to leave the shingle up on the shop--he planned to come back after his terms in office and continue on lawyering. “We’ll just go on as before--this thing won’t change anything,” he said. Our guide, a volunteer named Molly, gave us all the history inside the building, including all the changes over the years. Dressed in period costume, she gave us some secrets about how women dealt with seven layers of underclothes like pantaloons and corsets. When she spoke, she had to tae slow, deep breaths every minute or so to work around the confines of the corset. Molly also showed us the post office located in the back and described the intricacies in sending letters in the mid-1800s. Mailing a letter was very expensive--for the receivers. Before the time of postage stamps, a list of names of people who had letters waiting for them at the post office was published in the newspaper. Receivers would come to the post office, take a look at the letter, and decide if they wanted to pay for the letter or not. If they refused, the letter would be sent to Washington, D.C., to the dead letter office and would be destroyed. The cost of the letter depended on the number of sheets and the number of miles the letter traveled. Generally, a one-sheet letter traveling 30 miles would cost six cents. Traveling 150 miles, it would cost 18 3/4 cents. Traveling over 400 miles, it would cost 25 cents--a fortune for someone earning 40 cents a day. The cost of a 2-sheet letter would double. For that reason, the writers would write as small as possible; sometimes they would write filling up one sheet, and then they would turn the sheet 1/4 turn and continue writing in a crossword puzzle style; reading it is tricky! They would fold the sheet and write the address on a blank space, because using an envelope would cost more.


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Senders and receivers used codes so they could save their money; if someone moved to a new location, the receiver of the letter would know his/ her loved ones had arrived safely in their new location just by seeing that they had written. If a baby was born, writers would write the name of the baby in the addressee’s name. They’d jot down certain letters or doodles to declare if it was a girl or boy. After tromping around town, we boarded a trolley which took us to see Lincoln’s tomb at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Mark Johnson, Historian of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, explained its history. There was a lot of discrepancy over where Lincoln’s final resting place would be. After his assassination, he was immediately regarded a hero, and several people felt his burial place should be in Washington, D.C. He was certainly a man of the people, and his family’s wishes were almost ignored. Finally, after some telegraphing and finagling, Lincoln’s only living son, Robert, insisted that Lincoln’s burial happen in Springfield, the town he loved dearly. Today, visitors can see the receiving tomb, where Lincoln’s body was at first kept while the monument was being built. A temporary vault is now gone, with just a granite marker on the site. In 1874, a 117-foot Quincy granite monument was erected. A giant obelisk towers over a bronze statue of Lincoln holding the Emancipation Proclamation in one hand, and four bronze sculptures representing the four Civil War military services: infantry, artillery, cavalry, and navy. Lincoln’s body was placed in a marble sarcophagus in

the burial room. The front of the tomb contained artifacts and documents visitors could peruse museum-style. There was a lot of controversy when Chicago tomb raiders tried to steal Lincoln’s body in 1876 to collect a ransom of $200,000. Their scheme was foiled when an informant told police, who showed up before the robbers on the appointed night. The tomb now encases Lincoln’s body under ten feet of concrete with the slogan: “Now he belongs to the ages” decorated in gold letters. Also buried in crypts here are Mary, and their sons Willie, Tad, and Eddie. Oldest son Robert, who served as Captain for U.S. Grant in the Civil War and secretary of war under President Garfield, lies at rest in Arlington Cemetery in Washington, D.C. A castle-like building was constructed for the “keepers” of the tomb, and as of 1960, the Tomb has been designated a National Historic Landmark. Our group was lucky to see the 114th Infantry Regiment Illinois Volunteers dressed in their Union blues march in and lower the flag flying at the tomb in a ceremonial flag retreat ceremony that evening. One lucky winner took home the flag that had been flying in front of Lincoln’s tomb the previous week. We were happy to see a boy scout from northern Illinois take home the prize. Every year, hundreds of boy scouts from around the country venture to Springfield to take the 20-mile Lincoln Heritage Trail hike from New Salem to Springfield, earning them a badge. Read the third installment of the series in next week’s Fillmore County Journal!

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Fillmore County Public Health Blood Pressure Clinic, 10-10:30 Sylvan Manor, Lanesboro and 10:30-11:00 Kenilworth Apartments, Lanesboro. Fillmore County Public Health Blood Pressure Clinic 11-11:30pm, Thurber Building, Chatfield. 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.* Magdlin-Gilbertson VFW Auxiliary meeting, 7:30pm, Preston Servicemen’s Club. AA Meeting, 7pm, Faith United Methodist Church, Spring Valley. “Living in the Solution.” Newcomers welcome.* Adult Children Anonymous (formerly known as Adult Children of Alcoholics) meeting, 7pm. Call Deb 507-765-5336 for info.* Chatfield AA meets, 7:30pm in the Pio­neer Presbyterian Church, 206 Fillmore St., Chatfield.* AA Closed Meeting, 8pm, Presbyterian Church, Mill St, Rushford.*

Open Rock Climbing: Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center: Harmony United Methodist 10-12pm and 2pm-4pm. No Women’s Salad Luncheon, 11am-1pm, Church Dining Room, reservations required. 60 Main Ave S Chatfield NA meeting, 7:30pm, Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 206 Spring Valley Area Foodshelf, Fillmore St. Chatfield.* 2-5pm. 1300 West Tracy Rd. Spring Valley.* Harmony AA Group- Harmony Preston Public Library: Story time Community Center, 8pm, For more info call 507-272-5857 * for children ages 0-6, 10am. VFW and Ladies Auxiliary meeting, 7pm, Spring Valley VFW SATURDAY, AUG 11 Lanesboro Farmer’s Market- 9-12 Hall Sylvan Park. May-Oct. * M-C Trailbusters meet-7:30pm at Root River Canoeing- Eagle Bluff the Mabel American Legion. Environmental Learning Center, 3pm-6pm. For more information or to register call 888-800-9558 or THURSDAY, AUG 9 Free Senior Coffee, 9am, Heritage Wild Edibles Walk and Native Grove, Harmony.* American Pottery Firing- 6pm, Fillmore County Public Health Houston Nature Center. For more Blood Pressure Clinic, 9:30information call 507-896-4668 10:30am, City Hall, Wykoff. Lanesboro AA Group, 8:00pm, Storyhour, Harmony Public Bethlehem Lutheran Church. For Library, 225 3rd Ave. SW, 11:00 more info, call 507-251-1771 or – 11:45, Preschool ages, No School 765-2518.* No Storyhour.* Canton Senior Citizens meet at SUNDAY, AUG 12 1pm for cards and visiting, Canton Assumption Catholic ChurchCommunity Center.* Meatball and Salad Bar Dinner: 11am-1pm, Assumption Church FRIDAY, AUG 10 Hall, Canton, MN Spring Valley Area Foodshelf, Senior Citizens Day, 9am-10am. 1300 West Tracy Rd. Spring Valley, MN.*

Vacation Bible School- Fountain Lutheran Church, 5:30-8pm. Preschool to grade 6 welcome. Call Rachel to register: 507-951-5812 Fillmore Central High School Home-Ec Tupperware Fundraiser. 6pm-8:30pm in the Fillmore Central HS Cafeteria along with eligibility meeting. Come out and support our kids! NA Meeting, 7:00pm, United Methodist Church, downstairs, Preston. Call Jay for info 507-3996089. * Fountain AA Group closed meeting, 7:30pm. Fountain Lutheran Church, south Main St. and Highway 52.* MONDAY, AUG 13

Community Coffee, 9am, Park Lane Estates, Preston.* Fillmore County Public Health Blood Pressure Clinic, 10-10:30am, Cherry Wood Apts, Mabel and 10:30-11:15am Fire Hall, Mabel.

Preston Seniors potluck luncheon, 11:30am, Legion Club Vacation Bible School- Fountain Lutheran Church, 5:30-8pm. Preschool to grade 6 welcome. Call Rachel to register: 507-951-5812 TOPS (take off pounds sensibly) Meeting, Spring Valley Care Center Activity Room. Weigh-in from 5:45-6 p.m. Meeting from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Questions contact Judy at 507-346-2469.* NA Meeting, 7:00pm, United Methodist Church, downstairs, Preston. Call Jay for info 507-399-6089. *

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EXMARK ZERO TURN MOWERS Jonsered Chainsaws, Grass N Brush trimmers plus blowers. Repair, Service & Sales at South Branch Outdoor Equipment, Preston, MN. 507-765-4979. s9/26tfn- o

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

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

FOR SALE: Classic antique cast iron radiators from the original Park Hotel in Preston, MN. Many sizes and colors. Excellent condition. Would be perfect for restoration of an older home. Priced from $200 to $500 depending on which size. Call Jason at 507-251-5297. s6tfn- x

PUPPIES to a good home. Multi toy poodle mix, one male, 3 females born May 25th. Very friendly, cuddly, loveable, makes very good lap dog! Asking $150. Contact cell: 507-429-7716, Peterson, MN. s6- o

MANTIS Deluxe Tiller. NEW! FastStart engine. Ships FREE. OneYear Money-Back Guarantee when you buy DIRECT. Call for the DVD and FREE Good Soil book! 888-6955991 (MFPA)

MEL’S GOLF CARS, LLC. Closeout on 2012 New Yamahas. Out with the 2012 and in with the New 2013. Special pricing on overstock 2011 and 2012 carts. Over 30 used models to choose from. Now demonstrating the all new 2012 and 2013 fuel injected Yamaha gas golf carts. Will take trades. MEL’S GOLF CARS provides the highest quality in all their golf carts. Stop and shop at 132 Garfield Avenue, Albert Lea, MN or call Mel at 507-438-2705. h6,13,20- x


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New Featherlite trailers • New 4 Horse LQ's In Stock • New Fuel Trailer • 16' Bumper • 7x20 Stock • 20' Wd Flr • 7x24 Stock • 16' GN Stock Used Featherlite trailers • '08 7'x20' Stock • '08 7'x24' Stock

• '01 24' Stock • '98 20' Stock Combo sold

Used eqUipment skid loaders • 2) Bobcat 542 • Bobcat S220 • JD 325 • Bobcat 763sold • Bobcat S185 Cab • Bobcat T180 • Bobcat S250 • Bobcat S330 Cab • Bobcat S130 Cab • Bobcat 873 • Bobcat T190 Cab • Bobcat Tool Cat tractors • Bobcat 5300

• JD 4520 • JD 2950 w/Loader • JD 2350 w/Loader • Ford 8N Boomer w/Loader MFWD • JD 7630 w/Loader MFWD • JD 4610 w/Cab & Loader


DISC BLADE SHARPENING, on site rolling, no tear down, no grinding. 319377-0936; Cell 319-531-0741. f7/30-9/17 JOHN DEERE 714 Chopper Box. Excellent condition. Call Jim Merten 507-438-1904. f6,13- x

25 acres of CRP land to be hated- near Fountain. Contact Burton Baker 507-2684444. f6- o FOR SALE: Suffolk and Dorset Rams and Ewes. Vern Ristau, 507-765-2291 f6,13- x

WANTED Wanted: Cars, trucks, buses, and semi trailers, running or not. Serving SE MN and northern IA. Luke Junge, Preston, MN. Call 507-259-4556. w30tfn- o WANTED: Corn silage out of fields. Iowa Corn Beef. Matt Nelson 507-450-6427. f30,6- o WANTED: ALL MOTORCYCLES & MEMORABILIA PRE 1980: Running or not. Top Cash Paid. 845-389-3239 (MFPA) CASH FOR CARS: All cars/trucks wanted. Running or not! Top dollar paid. We come to you! Any make/model. Call for instant offer: 800/871-9145 MCAN

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

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servicemaster of Chatfield Professional Cleaning ~ Carpet, Furniture, Floors, Furnace Duct Cleaning, Fire & Water Damage, Janitorial Service.

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ON THE CRUNCHY SIDE in Harmony is hiring wait staff and bartenders all shifts. Apply within Wednesday - Sunday ask for Lisa. h16,23,30,6- o

EAGLE BLUFF ELC in Lanesboro is taking applications for a part-time position in housekeeping. Position open immediately and it may turn into a full-time position. Flexible hours. Pay determined by experience. Contact Doc Schoepski at 507-4672437. h30,6- o

DO YOU HAVE a passion for helping the elderly? If so, we have the job for you! Spring Valley Senior Living is currently looking for full-time or part-time RN’s, LPN’s and CNA’s to help give the best care possible to our residents. Varying shifts available including every other weekend. Spring Valley Senior Living offers competitive pay rates as well as wage differentials for evening and night shifts and weekends. If interested in any of these positions please send application or resume to Spring Valley Senior Living, Attn: Human Resources, 800 Memorial Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975, or e-mail EOE h30,6- o

THE HARMONY Public Library is seeking to fill the position of part-time Library Circulation Aide. This position is for approximately 7 hours per week. The applicant should have good communication skills, organizational skills, and some computer knowledge. We will be taking applications through August 20, 2012. For an application and further information, please contact the Harmony Public Library or City of Harmony Office at 225 3rd Ave. SW, Harmony, MN. 507-886-8133 or email: An equal opportunity employer. h30,6,13- o

HELP WANTED! Earn extra income mailing our brochures from home! No Experience Required FREE Supplies! Genuine Opportunity! Start Immediately! (VOID IN SD) (MFPA)

SERVICEMASTER is looking to fill multiple part-time, second shift positions in the following areas: Rushford, Lanesboro, Alma, & Winona. $100 sign on bonus after qualifying period. To apply call 1-877783-6161, Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm. We are an EOE/AA Employer. h23,30,6,13- o LANESBORO PUBLIC SCHOOL is accepting applications for a varsity volleyball coach. Please contact Jody Peterson at 507-467-2229 or 507-273-7863. Closing date August 6, 2012. h30,6- o HELP WANTED: RPM MOTORSPORTS is seeking a Sales Representative to Join our Team. Full time 8AM-5:00PM, Mon.Fri., hourly plus commission. General knowledge of Classic Cars and Auto Parts ranging from 1930 to 1970, and computer systems experience. Send resume to RPM Motorsports PO BOX 169 Albert Lea, MN 56007 or email rpmbrandon@qwestoffice. net, no walk ins or calls. h30,6,13- x

KINDERGARTEN AIDE, full-time position during the 2012-2013 school year at the Lanesboro Public School. Position open until filled. Pick up application in the school office or call Lanesboro Public Schools 507-467-2229. h30,6- o ON THE CRUNCHY SIDE in Harmony is hiring day/night dishwasher and day/night kitchen help and cook. Apply within - ask for Miles. h30,6,13,20- o Spring Valley Senior Living is currently looking for a part-time Dietary Aide. Every other weekend worked required. Opportunity to pick up extra shifts if available. If interested please send application or resume to Spring Valley Senior Living, Attn: Human Resources, 800 Memorial Drive,Spring Valley, MN 55975, or e-mail EOE h6,13- o

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if so come and join our Housekeeping team

Part-tiMe HousekeePiNG

SPRING VALLEY SENIOR LIVING is currently looking for On-Call help in our Housing with Services setting. Various shifts available. If interested please send application or resume to Spring Valley Senior Living, Attn: Human Resources, 800 Memorial Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975. Or e-mail EOE h30,6- o HOW HIRING!! Rushford Subway is now hiring, flexible, motivated workers. Daytime shifts, with occassional opening. Nights, with open availability. h6,13- o HELP WANTED: Part-time nights and weekends. Must be willing to cook, bartend, and waitress. Apply in person at Shari’s Sports Saloon. h6- o

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JOIN A WINNING TEAM. Join the fastest growing convenience store chain in the midwest. No experience necessary, paid training is provided. Looking for individuals to fill variety of positions including cashiers, donut makers, and pizza makers. Days, nights, weekends, various hours. Full-time and part-time. Half price meals. Casey’s is an equal opportunity employer. Apply at Casey’s General Store, 875 Hwy. 52, Preston, MN 55965. h6,13- o

FEDERAL POSTAL JOBS Earn $13$32.50 per hour. No experience. Full benefits. Paid training. 800/593-2664 Ext. 88. Now hiring! MCAN CHOOSE YOUR HOMETIME from weekly, 7/on-7/off, 14/on-7/off, full or part-time. $0.01 increase per mile after 6 months. Requires 3 months recent experience. 800/414-9569 MCAN KOTTKE TRUCKING is seeking drivers and owner operators. Home weekly, great pay and benefits. Drivers are our cornerstone! Call 800/248-2623 or go to www. MCAN COUNTRY LODGE INN: Looking for efficient and responsible applicants for housekeeping position. Please come in to fill out an application at 525 Main Avenue North, Harmony, MN h6- o NOW HIRING: Companies desperately need employees to assemble products at home. No selling, any hours. $500.00 weekly potential. Info. 1-985-646-1700 DEPT. MN-485. h6,13,20- x

Double pay holidays, PTO, and extended sick leave. Contact: Sverre Dahl Jr. or stop by for an application.

Green Lea Manor Nursing Home E.O.E.

TAHER FOOD SERVICE has a 3 hr. dishwasher/aide position opening at Fillmore Central High School. Hours are 3 hours a day Mon.-Fri. Applications can be picked up at the District Office in Preston, MonThurs. Contact Diane Marzolf, Food Service Director 507-273-2013. h6,13- x

CONTRACT SALESPERSONS Sell aerial photography of farms, commission basis, $7,000-$10,000/month. Proven product and earnings. Travel required. More info at or call 605/882-3566 MCAN

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Please help support our students by sending memorials and donations.

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~~~ Supporting Local Students for 20 years! Donations to Fillmore Central Dollars for Scholars may be sent to: Joyce Hellickson 23997 County 14 Preston, MN 55965 – or – Vicky Tribon, CPA 15 Center Street PO Box 305 Harmony, MN 55939 – or – dropped off at Fillmore Central Schools, Preston Public Library, or the office of Vicky Tribon, 15 Center St. in Harmony.

Valley Design & Express Employment Professionals Invites you to our

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Tuesday, August 7th 2:00pm – 4:00pm

RN’s & LPN’s

New Graduate Encouraged to Apply

If you have the following qualifications we’d like to talk to you!

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6 months recent, positive work history Ability to lift 50 lbs, walk and stand, on a repetitive basis Express Employment Professionals offers: Wages based on experience long-term career opportunities Vacation and Holiday pay 1st and 2nd shift opportunities Valley Design (main lobby) 133 south Hwy 52 Fountain, mn 55935 For more information contact:

2518 north broadway, rochester 507-285-1616 or 1-800-331-0853

Reichel Foods Full Time PRoducTion WoRk Come to CMG and fill out an application. We are currently hiring for two locations in Rochester, MN. • South plants shifts-1st 5am-1pm, 2nd 1pm-9pm, 3rd 9pm-5am. • North plant shifts-1st 6am-2:00pm. • Monday through Friday with some weekends. Wages start at $7.50-$8.50 hourly. We offer paid holidays, Medical and Dental benefits, Vacation, Annual raises and Overtime paid at time and a half. There is a 30 day increase and bonus. There is room for growth in this company which does require higher pay. We also hire for warehouse, machine operator, and sanitation positions when available. Background Checks and Drug Tests required. Please apply at 3707 Commercial Dr SW Rochester, MN 55902 or call 507-923-4955. We look forward to meeting you!

Chosen Valley Care Center has a great opportunity for RN’s or LPN’s to join our exceptional health care team. We currently have Full-Time, Part-Time and On-Call positions open. We are looking for nurses who are compassionate and want to put there clinical skills to work in a fast paced long term care facility. We are able to offer our nurses 12 hour shifts! Excellent benefits offered to employees working Full-time. - Two Medical Plans offered through Blue Cross Blue Shield with 100% coverage on Preventative Care - HealthPartners Dental Plan - Life & Accidental Death & Disability - Generous, Flexible PTO - Tuition Reimbursement - Supplemental insurance benefits through AFLAC If interested please send application or resume to Attn: Director of Nursing, Chosen Valley Care Center, 1102 Liberty St. SE, Chatfield, MN 55923 or e-mail cm2@chosenvalleyseniorliving. com (EOE/AA)

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Part-Time Day Shift & On-Call Position Available Please call 507-886-6515 for more information or stop by for an application, see Kristi Heritage Grove • 455 Main Ave. N • Harmony, MN

Can you multitask, and be willing to make a difference in someone's life? CoMe join our teaM.

Part-time universal Worker

We are looking for a part-time 2-10 shift Universal Worker. Must be willing to work every other weekend and call in basis. Duties would be to help with personal cares, serving meals and housekeeping.

Contact Joy 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, compassion, and a team player.

REAL ESTATE HOUSE FOR SALE: 203 Coffee St. Downtown Lanesboro. 2 bdrm, 1 bath. 507-429-5809 or 806-268-0194. e16tfn- o FOR SALE: 3 bedroom home in the country with heated shop. 507-259-6961. e30tfn- o




Saturday, August 11th • 2pm-4pm 111 W 3rd St. Eyota, MN Gorgeous Victorian Stone home with a pre-inspection and home warranty. 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, with 2 car detached garage plus 1 extra detached garage.

Richard Milne & Associates

Real Estate, LLC

Price Reduction

Preston Great-3 bedroom, 2


full bath. Country living chalet type feeling with the soaring to ceiling wood burning brick fireplace in the open and inviting living room. Oversized 2 car heated and insulated garage. Great views from inside and from the deck. New furnace $179,000 MLS#4033170

Chayla Fratzke 140 Elton Hills Lane NW Coldwell Banker Burnet Rochester, MN 55901 507-358-4263

Preston Enjoy this 3 Bedroom 2 Bath split that offers privacy

with wooded area in backyard. Home features vaulted family room with Gas Fireplace, step saving kitchen and spacious living room. $118,000 $114,900 MLS#4036444


2 bedroom rambler has new carpet and fresh paint, newer windows and roof. 15547 Kiwi Rd, $52,000 $47,900 MLS#4035459



Preston Great 1 1/2 story 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath and



attached 3 season porch. One car detached garage and Flat Lot. $64,900 $59,900 MLS #4031651

Preston 3 bdrm, Rambler, MF Laundry, Large Garage,

low maintenance exterior, Close to swimming pool park and trail. $4K carpet allowance $99,900 $89,900 MLS#4030099

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…because the journey matters

& Halcon Invites you to our Open House Thursday August 9th 1:00pm to 3:00pm 1st and 2nd Shift Manufacturing Halcon Corporation, located in Stewartville, MN, manufactures award winning, custom office furniture which is specified by the top architects and designers in the world. To meet increased demand for our products, we are currently seeking skilled manufacturing candidates for 1st and 2nd shift positions. Qualified candidates with strong math skills, good attention to detail, power tool experience, knowledge of blueprint reading, ability to take direction, previous woodworking experience, spray painting experience, mechanical aptitude or computer proficiency are encouraged to apply. In addition, ideal candidates should have a reliable work history, be team players, be able to work in a physically demanding and sometimes hot environment, and take pride in their workmanship. Regular lifting activities are required. 1st 5am – 3:30 and 2nd 3:30 to 2:30am shift’s available Express Employment Professionals Offers: • Long-term career opportunities • Vacation and Holiday pay • Competitive Wages

Please Join Us: Halcon 1811 2nd Ave NW Stewartville, MN 55976

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Rewards - Competitive Hourly Wages with Large Earning Potential - Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance - Life and Disability Insurance - Flex Spending/125 Plan for Medical and Child Care Reimbursement - 401(k) Retirement Plan - Vacation Time - Personal Time Off - Paid Holidays - Health Club Discount - Prescription Safety Eyeglasses Program Earn up to $0.70 more per hour for coming to work on time or doing your job safely! Apply now! We only produce high quality products. If you are a high quality individual, please apply at our Cresco facility at 816 7th Street West, between the hours of 7:00 am and 4:30 pm or online at our website under “About Us”. Also, you can call us at 563-547-4725 and we will be happy to mail you an application.

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AVAILABLE SEPT. 1, 2012. Lewiston exit I-90, 5 miles south on County Road 29. 2 BR, open walk-in basement with 1-car stall. Electric & cable, washer & dryer included in rent. $550/month. Contact Mike Lee 507-875-2651, after 5pm leave message. r6tfn- o

KENILWORTH APARTMENTS and Sylvan Manor of Lanesboro have apts. for seniors 62+ or handicapped/disabled. Rent based on income. Onsite laundry, large communtiy room and patio for tenant use. Call 507-467-2222 EHO r4tfn- o FOR RENT: Lg. 2 bedroom apt. with garage, Fountain. 507-259-6961. r30tfn- o

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418 Preston st, 355 3rd Ave se, HArMony, Mn Preston, Mn One level living , no basement, 2 bedroom Open & Bright 3 bedroom, 2 bath town2 bath Ranch home Open kitchen break- home with lower level finished walkout livfast bar, open to dining , att huge 2 car ing area, plus office. 1 car att. $119,000 garage. $109,900

340 A 5th Ave se, HArMony, Mn Comfort by Design this 2 bedroom, 2 bath townhome offers open living dining area, ample storage, att garage, patio, appliances. $125,000

340 B 5th Ave se, HArMony, Mn Relax & Enjoy! 2 bedroom, 2 baths, townhome. Great layout with generous sized rooms. Attached garage, CA, patio appliances $125,000

Lovely turn of the century home. 9 ft ceilings, pillars and decorative moldings & hardwood floors, orginal cabinetry detail. Eat in kitchen, plus a large dining room. 3 season porch or deck. A full basement with laundry and storage area. $98,000


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10252 351st Ave CAnton, Mn Hard to find this many acres at this affordable price! 3 bedroom home with part finished walkout basement. det garage, shop, shed, barn, fenced pasture, creek, 3 acres tillable. $177,500


30 AC 285 niagara Ct, HArMony, Mn 3 bedroom, 2 bath, home. Updates include shingles, siding, & windows in 2005, patio door in 2008. Atta garage. Hard to find a home with no back yard neighbors! $80,000

235 1st Ave ne HArMony, Mn

15545 Kiwi rd, Preston, Mn 2 bedroom Ranch home in Greenleafton, Updated kitchen, bath, mainfl laundry, CA, LL office and storage, att 1 car, deck, New shingles. $59,900 oT RE L 1 AC 420 Parkside Dr Preston, Mn

4 bedroom, 1 ½ bath 1 ½ story home, Super location on edge of town 3 bedroom, nice layout, fireplace, det. Garage plus 3 bath home, office, master en suite, LL finished 3 car attached. PLUS 812 sq ft det bonus shop and storage. $78,500

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heated garage/shop with ¾ bath. $277,500

506 e newburg, MABel, Mn 330 Main Ave s, HArMony, Mn Updated 2 bedroom home , new kitchen, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with main floor laundry, generous living and eat in bath, oak panel doors, Furnace, CA, deck, kitchen. LL familyroom, office, att garage, 2 car det garage. $62,500 CA. $69,900




109 spruce st, FountAin, Mn 2006 built, 4 bedroom, 3 bath, Vaulted ceiling, CA, open floor plan, LL finished family area, office, & more,2 car att, deck, backs up to park & trail. $195,000




Buildable Wooded 46.88 acres buildable, driveway access Bristol Township Drake road, lanesboro: 2 Parcels offered: Camping site, hiking trail open prairie on top Camp, hike, hunt. Secluded setting offers a place to get a way from a busy world! 16.49 acres @ $46,172 24.1 acres @ $67,480 3RD Ave SE Harmony: Investment opportunity! 7 lots offered at a reduced price of $11,900 each (discount for 2 or more) Walk outs possible on select lots, no assessments.

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25562 140th st Preston, Mn Custom built 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with master A unique opportunity & great location, Finished 2 story home, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, office, en suite, walk in closets, Open living space, vault, & Unfinished Units Available, garage spaces, updates include kitchen, windows, shingles, fireplace, LL finished with huge family room and of- Secured access, sprinkler system, elevator, furnace. Plus 100ft x 32 ft machine shed/ fice. 2 car attached, backs up to country. $218,000 handicapped accessible, Starting at $125,000 barn & pasture. $118,500


PEND 420 2nd Ave se, HArMony, Mn Well kept 1911 Cottage Style home with high ceilings in main living area. 2 bedrooms, eat in kitchen plus dining area, 3 season porch, CA, det garage. $46,000

450 2nd st se, HArMony, Mn

401 north st nW Preston, Mn

Super location on tree lined street this 3 Brick 2 story , original features, hardwood bedroom home is packed with potential. 1 floors, 3 bedrm, 2 bath, walk out basecar garage $52,000 ment , corner lot, garage. $69,900

312 Preston st nW Preston, Mn

18245 160th st sPring VAlley, Mn

4 bedroom, 2 ½ bath, home with many updates, & new 784 sq ft 2 car heated garage. $87,900

Remodeled 2 bedroom Ranch, New Siding, Shingles, windows, flooring, bathroom. Large eat in updated kitchen. Deck, CA, and 3 car parking pad. $75,000

15646 160th st, sPring VAlley, Mn 6 bedroom Ranch home with walk out basement. 2 car garage 36 x 48 steel shed, loafing shed, fenced pastures with creek. $267,400 S CRE 6.5 A

730 3rd Ave se, HArMony, Mn

neW listing: 212 street, Preston Wooded with 30 acres of hay ground, boarding Forestville State Park, nice little creek, artisian spring. Jewel road, Preston - 41.3 acres, mixture of woods and crop land. A few options of buildable sites. $190,000 Farm land: 94.75 Acres - CRP land, Bristol Township. Sets high and could be put back into production, Bristol Township, call for details!

30 3rd Ave nW, HArMony, Mn You won’t believe the space in this 2 bedroom home. Beautiful oak hardwoods, updated windows, & shingles, private covered patio and large det garage. $69,900

35 Main Ave s HArMony, Mn Commercial building with excellent main street location. Steel roof pitched steel & vinyl siding, water heater, furnace & A/C, and updated windows. Main level retail & 2nd level 2 bdrm apartment

44596 Hillview Dr rusHForD, Mn Custom built ranch is loaded with detail! Great kitchen, Center Island opens to dining area. Large entertainment area with built in media center, billiards room, and a quiet nook to read a book. Large 2 car heated garage. Fantastic Home! $194,900

SOLD - 535 1st Ave SE Harmony SOLD - 644 Fillmore St E Preston PENDING - 305 Locust St Mabel PENDING - 15523 9 Preston Comfort by Design this 2Cty bedroom, 2 bath townhome offers open living area, PENDING - 645 1st Ave SEdining Harmony ample storage, att garage , patio, appliPENDING ances $125,000- 1008 Wayside St NE Preston


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32776 136th st HArMony, Mn

Brick home, open staircase, oak hardwoods, many updates, Out buildings, mature trees Super location. 4 Acres. $99,900 (additional 20 acres available)


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19731 Aurora rd MABel, Mn

32 Acre with 4 bedroom home, 1 car garage, cattle, machine & hay sheds, small livestock barn, concrete, & pasture. $149,900


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117 CRoWN HILL Rd W, pRESToN - $174,900 - Great 4.83 Acreage with barn & several outbuildings. Great trails within the property down to and near the Root River which borders the property. The home has many updates and also includes hardwood floors, natural wood work, 4 large bedrooms, 2 baths, main floor laundry, open staircase, formal dining, den/ study and a mud room (or 3 season porch) off kitchen area.


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IN THE LAST 18 MoNTHS oVER 85 LISTINGS ANd SALES. WITH MULTIpLE LISTING SERVICES, I AM YoUR LoCAL CoNNECTIoN To THE RoCHESTER AREA ANd SURRoUNdING CoMMUNITIES. I ALSo SHoW ALL MLS LISTINGS. CALL oN ME FoR ALL YoUR REAL ESTATE NEEdS! Ostrander. 52 acres coming out of CPR fall of 2012. Estimated tillable acreage is 63 acres with conversion of the pasture acres to the east of the site. The building site is estimated at 3 acres with 8 acres woods and old gravel pit to the south of the site. New planting of evergreen trees on south line. Good soils, Racine, Ostrander silt loams, Floyd & Clyde silty clay loams. The property - including house, well & septic are being sold “AS IS” . This is an estate sale

217 2nd St SW, chatfield • 3 Bedroom •D/O • Wood Floors • Main Floor Laundry • 2 Porches • Close to Mill Creek Park


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$124,900 503 ave. c, chatfield • Townhouse • Patio • 3 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • W/O • Deck • Open Floor Plan

513 SprinG ave, preSton • Knotty Pine Throughout • 2 Car Garage • Main Floor Laundry • Enclosed Porch

$259,900 920 Grand St., chatfield • 5 Bedroom • 6/10 Acre • 2 Bath • 3,600 Sq. Ft. • Main Flr Living • Heated Garage • 20 x 24 Garage • Black Walnut • Wood Fireplace w/ Brick Surround

$187,500 851 eMerald lane, rocheSter • 4 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Ranch • Private Fenced Yard • 3 Car Garage • Main Floor Laundry • Cul-De-Sac

$139,900 209 Main St., fountain • 4 City Lots • 3+ Bedrooms • 2 Gas Fireplaces • Wood Floors • Main Floor Laundry • Deck • 3 Car Heated Garage • Steel Siding


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

312 Bench St. SW, chatfield • 3+ Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Gas Fireplace • 2 Car Garage • New Roof • Vinyl Siding

• 220 acres • Woods • Tillable • Root River access



725 tree top lane, oronoco • • • •

2 Acres • 4 Bedrooms • 2 Baths 3 Car Garage • 30 x 40 Heated Shed Cul-De-Sac • (2) Fireplaces Sunroom • Circle Drive • Steel-siding

$149,900 11687 deer road, MaBel • Cabin on 16 acres • Knotty Pine • Steel siding • New well & septic • Covered porch • In-floor heat • Loft area • Laundry

$129,900 23295 cty rod 11, preSton • 3 acres • Hard to find acreage located between Fountain & Preston • Main Floor has been remodeled • Hardwood floors & walls • Large master bedroom, open kitchen, and living room • Lower level family room is just about done plus there is rough-in for 2 additional bedrooms & bath • Corn pellet stove will stay • 2 car garage


707 rochelle ave. S, laneSBoro 222 2nd ave., Whalan • Next to State Trail • 2 Story • 3+ Bedrooms • 3 bedrooms • Hickory Cabinets • 2 Full Baths • Main Floor Laundry 2 Baths • Deck • 2 Car Garage • Porch


29991 co. rd. 21, chatfield

135 SaleM pt. dr. SW, rocheSter • Open floor plan • In-floor heat • Fireplace • 3-car garage and basement •15’ ceiling • Deck • Townhouse • 4 Season Porch • W/O • Gorgeous setting • 15 minutes to Lanesboro • Patio • Fireplace • 3 Bedrooms • 3 Baths • Main Floor Living


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Sold $92,000 408 line St., Wykoff • Ranch on 1/2 Acre • Deck • Bedrooms on Main • Storage Shed • Updated • 2 Car Garage

$199,900 28089 everyday rd., laneSBoro • 8 acres • Pasture for horses • 50x64 heated shop • New well • New roof • 50 x 112 shed • Outdoor wood burner for house and shop.

$299,900 33316 Gaelic rd., laneSBoro • 14 acres • Great Views • Deck • Fireplace • Hot tub • 1 mi. from Eagle Bluff • 4-Season Porch • Sauna • Barn w/Heated Shop & Garage

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. $199,900 NEW LISTING - CoMMERCIAL BUILdING - LANESBoRo Great opportunity to own

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NOTICE OF HEARING FOR A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT FILLMORE COUNTY ZONING REGULATIONS HIDDEN VALLEY CAMPGROUND Notice is hereby given that the Fillmore County Planning Commission has been presented an application from Hidden Valley Campground, represented by Tom & Shelly Kraetsch of 78291 – 280th Street, Racine, MN 55967 for a Conditional Use Permit to expand their existing campground from 31 to 41 sites on their property located in the in the NW ¼ of the NE ¼ of Section 5 Preston Township. The land is located in an Agricultural District and is just east of the City of Preston. Notice is further given that said petitioners Tom & Shelly Kraetsch will be heard at a monthly meeting of the Fillmore County Planning Commission on August 19, 2012 at 7:10 p.m. in Room 601L of the Fillmore County Courthouse at 101 Fillmore Street, Preston, MN, 55965 at which time all interested persons will be heard. If you would like any further information on this project it is available in the Fillmore County Zoning Office during regular office hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Information will be available at that time as to when the Fillmore County Board of Commissioners will act upon this petition. Dated: August 6, 2012 Chris Graves Fillmore County Zoning Administrator Publish 6

Canton township bids Canton Township is accepting bids for a 2013 Model 7500 SFA 4 x 4 snowplow truck. Dump body 11 ft. with 84” inside width setup for 96 C/A chassis, heavy duty telescopic hoist and hydraulic system. A 12-33-60L power reverse one way plow, pin and loop truck hitch with extendable lift arm and 9 ft. wing front mount. All bids must be sealed, labeled “Bid Enclosed” and delivered or mailed to the township clerk Fay Garness, at 15313 County 21, Canton, Mn 55922 no later than August 20, 2012. Bids will be opened at regular township meeting on August 28, 2012, 6:30 p.m. at the Canton Fire Hall. Township reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive minor irregularities in the bidding process. Fay Garness, Clerk Publish 30,6

notice The Fillmore County Planning Commission will conduct a meeting with the Fillmore County Mining Subcommittee on Friday, August 10, 2012 in Room 601L in the Fillmore County Courthouse at 101 Fillmore Street Preston, MN starting at 9:00 a.m. There will be a discussion on the proposed changes to the Fillmore County Zoning Ordinance, Section 721 and related topics pertaining to rock quarries, sand pits and related mining activities. Chris Graves Fillmore County Zoning Administrator Publish 6

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PUBLIC NOTICES notice The Fillmore County Planning Commission will conduct its next tour on Monday, August 13, 2012. They will leave the highway shop at 9:00 a.m. and visit a site in Preston Township where Hidden Valley Campground has applied for a Conditional Use Permit to expand their existing Campground in Preston Township. Chris Graves Fillmore County Zoning Administrator Publish 6

notice The Fillmore County Planning Commission will conduct a meeting on the evening of August 16, 2012 in Room 601L in the Fillmore County Courthouse at 101 Fillmore Street Preston, MN starting at 7:00 p.m. There will be a public hearing on a Conditional Use Permit request by Hidden Valley Campground to expand their existing Campground. There will also be a discussion on the Wind Energy Conversion Systems Ordinance. Chris Graves Fillmore County Zoning Administrator Publish 6

notice of ordinance adoption fillmore county zoning ordinance The Fillmore County Board of Commissioners adopted an amendment to Section 606.01 of the Fillmore County Zoning Ordinance on May 22, 2012, removing the City of Canton from the jurisdiction of the Fillmore County Zoning Ordinance as the City of Canton has adopted their own Zoning Ordinance. The Fillmore County Zoning Ordinance can be viewed in its entirety on the Fillmore County webpage at Chris Graves Fillmore County Zoning Administrator Publish 30, 6,13

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STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF FILLMORE IN DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No. 23-CV-12-495 THOMAS P. WUNDERLICH and CAROL LOSHEK, PLAINTIFFS, VS. LUELLA LARSON, ERNEST M. LARSON, LARRY T. SCHMIDT, LARRY SCHMIDT, DIANE K. SCHMIDT, DIANE SCHMIDT, OLAF NORTHOUSE, ESTHER NORTHOUSE, LILLIAN IVERSON, LILLIAN LARSON, RUEBEN E. IVERSON, OLGA LARSON, THEODORE LARSON, HENRY STEELAND, ANTON STENSLAND, MARY STENSLAND, MILTON HOFF, DORIS KOONST, NORMAN HOFF, STELLA STENSGARD, LARRY HOFF, DONOVAN HOFF, LORETTA HALVERSON, ROGER HOFF, AND VERONICA STICKA. ALSO, ALL OTHER PERSONS UNKNOWN CLAIMING ANY RIGHT, TITLE, ESTATE, INTEREST, OR LIEN IN THE REAL ESTATE DESCRIBED IN THE COMPLAINT HEREIN, INCLUDING THE HEIRS AT LAW AND LEGATEES AND DEVISEES OF ANY OF THE FOREGOING DEFENDANTS WHO ARE DECEASED, DEFENDANTS. SUMMONS THIS SUMMONS IS DIRECTED TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS. 1. YOU ARE BEING SUED. The Plaintiffs have started a lawsuit against you. The original Plaintiffs’ Complaint is on file at the office of the Court Administrator of the above named Court. Do not throw these papers away. They are official papers that affect your rights. You must respond to this lawsuit even though it may not yet be filed with the Court and there may be no court file number on this Summons. 2. YOU MUST REPLY WITHIN 20 DAYS TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS. You must give or mail to the person who signed this Summons a written response called an Answer within 20 days of the date on which you received this Summons. You must send a copy of your Answer to the person who signed this Summons located at the following address: Matthew J. Opat, P.A. Attorney at Law PO Box 455 22 SE Second Street Chatfield, MN 55923 3. YOU MUST RESPOND TO EACH

CLAIM. The Answer is your written response to the Plaintiffs’ Complaint. In your Answer you must state whether you agree or disagree with each paragraph of the Complaint. If you believe the Plaintiffs should not be given everything asked for in the Complaint, you must say so in your Answer. 4. YOU WILL LOSE YOUR CASE IF YOU DO NOT SEND A WRITTEN RESPONSE TO THE COMPLAINT TO THE PERSON WHO SIGNED THIS SUMMONS. If you do not answer within 20 days, you will lose this case. You will not get to tell your side of the story, and the Court may decide against you and award the Plaintiffs everything asked for in the Complaint. If you do not want to contest the claims stated in the Complaint, you do not need to respond. A default judgment can then be entered against you for the relief requested in the Complaint. 5. LEGAL ASSISTANCE. You may wish to get legal help from a lawyer. If you do not have a lawyer, the Court Administrator may have information about places where you can get legal assistance. Even if you cannot get legal help, you must still provide a written Answer to protect your rights or you may lose the case. 6. ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION. The parties may agree to or be ordered to participate in an alternative dispute resolution process under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice. You must still send your written response to the Complaint even if you expect to use alternative means of resolving this dispute. 7. THIS LAWSUIT MAY AFFECT OR BRING INTO QUESTION TITLE TO REAL PROPERTY located in Fillmore County, State of Minnesota, legally described as follows: See attached Legal Description. The object of this action is to determine that the defendants have no right, title, estate, interest, or lien in or on the above described real estate. NOTICE OF NO PERSONAL CLAIM. No personal claim is made against any of the defendants in the action above entitled. Dated: July 16, 2012 MATTHEW J. OPAT, P.A. Matthew J. Opat Attorney for Plaintiffs P.O. Box 455 Chatfield, MN 55923 Tel. No. 507-867-4080

Atty. Reg. No. 82636 LEGAL DESCRIPTION The East half of the Northwest Quarter (E ½ NW ¼) of Section Seventeen (17), Township One Hundred Two North (102 N.), Range Eight West (8 W.); and all that portion of the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section Seventeen (17), Township One Hundred Two North (102 N.), Range Eight West (8 W.), lying South of a center line across said Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter (SW ¼ NW ¼) of the said Section Seventeen (17), said centerline being the center of Construction Job #2905, on file in the County Engineer’s Office of the County of Fillmore, Minnesota, and described as follows, to wit: Beginning at Station 138-94 on said centerline and a distance of 287 feet North of the Southeast Corner of the SW ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section Seventeen (17); thence on an 11 degree curve in a NW’ly direction 179.5 feet; thence N. 71° W. 444.2 feet; thence on a 6° curve to the left for 221.1 feet; thence North 84° 16’ W. 159




feet; thence on a 26° curve to the right for 237.2 feet; thence North 22° 36’ West 99.2 feet; thence on a 15° curve to the left for 250 feet; thence North 60° 06’ West 18.4 feet; thence on a 20° curve to the right for 26.7 feet; to a point on the West line of said Section 17, (Station 155/-30, 1062 feet, North of the Southwest corner of the Northwest Quarter (NW ¼) of Section Seventeen (17), Township One Hundred Two North (102 N.), Range Eight West (8 W.). Publish 30,6,13


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• 2 Bedrooms • 0.52 Acre lot • No backyard neighbors • Updated throughout • Hardwood floors • Gas stove • Permanent siding • New roof • Mature trees



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CHATFIELD – NEW LISTING - Build your dream home on this 5 acre approved building site tucked in the valley with 429 feet of Root River frontage. Small pasture for the animals, beautiful views of the valley, short drive to town and is suitable for walkout. $59,900 #4037045 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! FOUNTAIN - Two outlots for the price of one! Large level lot (132’ x 300’) on the corner of dead end street in an established neighborhood. $19,900 #4037960 LANESBORO – 1.43 acre building site within city limits. Great views, walkout, city utilities, protective convenants apply. $44,900 #4031256 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. ROCHESTER – NEW LISTING – Nice multi-purpose site at the intersection of Hwy. 14 and Cty Rd 19. $39,900 #4036641







$114,900 615 MAIN ST S, CHATFIELD


• 4 Bedroom • 3 Bath • Updated • 2 Car garage • Fireplace • Porch • Main floor laundry • 2856 sq. ft. • 2 separate living areas on Main floor




$144,900 #4039253


• 4 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • 2,496 sq. ft. • New windows, roof, vinyl siding, driveway • Tons of hardwood & ceramic tile floors • Finished LL • Gas stove • Deck • Patio



• 4 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Main floor living, • 2412 sq. ft. • paneled doors • deck • Quality • Built in 2002 • fireplace • granite tops • Steel siding • 0.32 acre • no backyard neighbors






• 3 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Original woodwork • Leaded windows • Paneled doors • Hardwood floors • 2 Enclosed porches • Numerous improvements


• 5 Bedroom, 3 Bath, 2012 Split.



• 3 Bedrooms on second level • 2 Baths • Paneled doors • Hardwood floors throughout • Original trim • Built-ins • Crown moldings QUIET STREET & PRIVATE BACKYARD






• 3 Bedroom • 2 Bath • Gas Fireplace • Great Location • Heated ceramic tile • Large Deck • 0.43 acre lot • Wooded Backyard • No backyard neighbors • Move-in-ready SPRAWLING WALKOUT RANCH



• 4 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • Lg Foyer • Family Rm w/gas fireplace • Vaulted ceilings • Close to HS, new roof, oversized garage



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$199,900 #4037458

• 3 Bedroom • Hobby farm ideal for Horses Remodeled house • Pole shed • Barn • Secluded Valley • fenced pasture





• 4 Bedrooms • 5 baths • Brick exterior #4033043 20602 CTY 2, CHATFIELD • 5 Bedrooms • 3 Baths • 3,085 sq ft • Main floor living • Main floor living • 3’ doors • 9’ Ceilings • 4,784 sq. ft. • Refinished hardwood floors • New septic • On blacktop • 1.3 acre lot • Private Drive • LL previously used as mother-in-law residence • Several well-kept outbuildings • 2.5 miles from town




$339,900 #4038675



• 4 Bedroom • 3 Baths • 3 Fireplaces • Patio • Open layout, maple cabinets, hardwood floors • Master Suite, Extra garage/workshop, Walkout • Sunroom & Deck overlooking wooded yard




• 3 Bedrooms • 2 Baths • LL Family room • Roof (09) • Steel siding • 2 Car garage




• 4 Bedrooms • 3 Bath • 2 Car garage • New roof • Updated throughout • Original • Gorgeous French Second Empire cottage








• 4 Bedroom • 3 Bath • 2 Car gar • Hardwood floors • Paneled doors • Open layout • Basement roughed in for bath & floor heat



• 3 Bedroom • Main floor laundry • Level corner lot • New windows, roof, siding, boiler, water heater • Recently updated kithcen & bath, deck • Patio




• Professional office space or retail • Display window • hardwood floors • ½ Bath • 1 Bedroom apartment on second floor



• Solid main floor building plus basement • Includes warehouse w/loading dock


• 2 Bedroom plus LL den • 2 Bath



• 3 Main floor bedrooms • 2 Baths • Walkout LL • All new windows/doors • New roof • Steel siding • 4 Bedrooms • 3 Baths • Fireplace • 1984 • Master Suite • Ceramic Tile • Hardwood Floor



• 3 Bedrooms • Den • 2 Baths • Fireplace • Workshop • 4 Bedrooms • 3 Baths • 3364 sq. ft. • Laundry on 2nd fl. • Hardwood floors • Double starcase • Walk-up attic • Open floor plan • Great Room • 2508 sq. ft. • Pocket doors • Crown molding • Fireplace • Porch • Newer furnace & central air • Finished LL New 2 car garage finished with heat and bath 19 ACRES WITH ROOT RIVER FRONTAGE UPDATED WITH CHARACTER ON 12.69 ACRES









21 GROVE ST NE, CHATFIELD • 3 Bedrooms plus 2 dens • Main Fl laundry • 2 Bedrooms • 2 Full Baths • 2 Car Garage (24x28) • Numerous updates, steel siding • 2 City lots • Fireplace • Hardwood floors • Vinyl siding • Huge 2 car garage, deck movie-in-condition






• 3+ Bedrooms on same level • 2 Baths • 4 Bedroom • 3 Bath • 2 Car garage • 2 Car garage • Numerous updates • Move-in condition • Gorgeous hardwood floors throughout • Wood FP & wood stove • Nearly 3,000 sq ft





TOWNHOMES 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.

• 3 Main floor bedrooms • 2 baths • Covered Patio • Quiet street • Updated electrical service • Permanent siding • Well cared for


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

$87,900 249 HARWOOD AVE NE, CHATFIELD #4038158


$90,000 255 1ST AVE NE, HARMONY


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• 2 Bedroom • 2 Bath • Wood/vaulted ceilings • 3 Car garage • No backyard neighbors



$419,900 #4036698

• 3 Bedroom • 3 Bath ranch built in 2001 • Heated shop w/bath • 2 pole sheds • 2 Cattle sheds • Calf shed • Just off the blacktop • 15 min to Rochester • Additional Land Available

212 MAIN ST S, CHATFIELD $64,900


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Fillmore County Journal 8.6.12  
Fillmore County Journal 8.6.12  

8/6/12 Edition of the Fillmore County Journal