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Protecting the President By Jason Sethre

Nearly a month has passed since President Barack Obama visited Fillmore County, and people are still talking about this historic event. While most spectactors had a view from the sidelines of Highway 52, there was one Fillmore County resident who worked in the background to help protect the president. On Friday, August 5, Sheriff Daryl Jensen was notified that the president was going to be traveling through Fillmore County on Monday, August, 15. The Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office seldom interacts with the United States Secret Service, usually only when there is some sort of credit card fraud. When Jensen received a phone call from the U.S. Secret Service about the president’s visit, he knew there would need to be a tremendous amount of communication and coordination to provide the support needed to escort the president through Fillmore County. Sheriff Jensen recalled the last time he assisted with the motorcade escort of a U.S. president was when Bush came to Rochester. Since the U.S. Secret Service manages the security of the president at all times, they have very specific directives for all local law enforcement and supporting agencies. To prepare for the president’s visit, the U.S. Secret Service drove the route from Cannon Falls to Prosper, bringing up roughly 40 areas of concern. Every road and every driveway entering Highway 52 was viewed as a potential risk, and the U.S. Secret Service gave Jensen and his team the responsibility of securing those areas in collaboration with MnDOT, Olmsted County

Preston sets preliminary levy more detailed explanation of this change can be found in this week’s County Board article.) According to Hoffman the The Preston City Council loss of market value credit will approved the preliminary levy not effect the city’s budget but reflecting a small decrease for 2012 at their September 6 will effect the property ownmeeting. City Administrator er’s tax statement. The change Joe Hoffman noted that city will reduce fluctuation in the staff made a number of adjust- future as the state has reduced ments and additional reductions payments from preliminary which resulted in a property tax estimates over the past several levy decrease of .04 percent or years. Hoffman stated that one of $270. The total levy for 2011 was $653,499, and for 2012 it the most important things we will be $653,229. Councilman do is create revenue by taxing the public and establishing David Collett abstained. Hoffman was quick to point priorities for the use of that out that this doesn’t mean revenue. Mayor Kurt Reicks property taxes for residents maintained streets have to be will come down, as there is a priority in the near future. the county and school district Hoffman noted some current levy and also the new prop- bonds will expire between 2015 erty tax exclusion law from the and 2017. Councilman Charles state which will effect property Sparks said something will have taxes. The state at their special to be started before then. Reicks added that a three persession eliminated the market value credit and replaced it with cent increase in the levy would the market value exclusion. (A See PRESTON Page 8  By K aren R eisner

Fillmore County Sheriff Daryl Jensen stands in his office displaying the original sign that hung in the window of the “pilot car” leading President Obama from Cannon Falls to the state line in Prosper. In addition, in his left hand resting upon the sign is a United States Secret Service patch Sheriff Jensen received when he traded one of his Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office patches with a U.S. Secret Service agent. Photo by Jason Sethre Sheriff’s Office, Winona County Sheriff’s Office, Fillmore County Highway Department, Preston Public Works, Preston Police Department, Harmony Fire Department and Harmony Public Works. There was a pretty big outreach of law enforcement support. Collectively, there were 60 officers securing the areas of concern throughout the entire stretch of Highway 52 in Fillmore County. As if there wasn’t enough excitement revolving around the president’s anticipated visit, on Thursday, August 11, Sheriff Jensen was notified that he would have the opportunity to personally escort the president from Cannon Falls to Prosper as part of the motorcade. Menu Specials Sept. 16, 17, 18

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“I worked closely with my Chief Deputy, Tom Kycek, to do most of the planning for this visit, and we had everything figured out by noon on Friday, August 12. Kycek was proud to be a part of that.” That day came on Monday, August 15, and Sheriff Jensen was up early and traveling to Cannon Falls. Jensen was then told he would be riding in the “pilot car,” which is the vehicle traveling right in front of the president’s black bus. “Our focus was on communications and monitoring the route between Cannon Falls and the state line,” said Jensen. All officers and assisting personnel See SHERIFF Page 2 

County discusses elimination of market value credit Homestead Market Value Exclusion. The state will no long send out homestead credits ($292 milCounty Assessor Cynthia lion) to local governments. In a nutshell, local governBlagsvedt at the county board’s ments will be picking up the September 6 meeting explained MVHC portion of the levy that the new 2011 special session prophas been paid for by the state, erty tax law. The state currently operates under the Market Value which will result in increases in Homestead Credit (MVHC) for- property taxes for most property mula where local governments owners. This increase will occur receive a market credit reimburse- even if the county were to keep ment from the state. With the its levy level from 2011 to 2012. Fillmore County is expected new law the MVHC will be eliminated for 2012 and thereafSee COUNTY Page 9  ter and will be replaced with the By K aren R eisner

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All throughout the route from Cannon Falls to Prosper, the twoContinued from Page 1 way radios were buzzing with were instructed to not watch the updates about travel progress and motorcade. Instead, they were security. The radios used that told to watch for any threats to the day were brought in by the Secret motorcade. “There was no joking Service, amounting to 40 radios around that day. The Secret Ser- valued at about $250,000. “It vice takes their job very serious.” was a great demonstration of how


the 800 megahertz network can work. You could hear, crystal clear, everything from Cannon Falls to Prosper.” Did Sheriff Jensen get very close to the president during his visit? Not really. He did get within 30 feet of the president, but he shared that his job was to assist with

keeping people away from the president. “I had people that were very nice, and I had people that were a bit of a challenge because they wanted to get closer and they couldn’t,” he said.

Sheriff Jensen concluded, “This was one of those things that I would say was a great experience, regardless of how people feel about the president. We were all proud to be part of this visit and making it safe for the president.”

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a flu vaccination. Fillmore County Public Health will be offering seasonal influenza vaccinations to the public at clinics held the following dates, times, and locations. •September 20 from 3:30 to 6:30 PM at the Lanesboro School located at 100 Kirkwood East, Lanesboro, MN. •September 27 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Mabel-Canton School located at 316 Fillmore Avenue, Mabel, MN. •September 29 from 12:00 to 7:00 PM at the Fillmore County Office Building, 902 Houston Street, Preston, MN.

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C ommentary One Moment Please... Who will replace the mailman? By Jason Sethre Publisher of the Fillmore County Journal Cell phone: 507-251-5297 Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past 10 years, surely you are aware of the haunting demise of the United States Postal Service. While it’s easy to point fingers at something like the Internet – and trust me, I have – because I think it has led Jason Sethre to the demise of many businesses and organizations. Here’s a short list with a long list of unemployment casualties as a result of the Internet: bookstores, movie stores, and public libraries. We still have a Barnes & Nobles in Rochester, but appears to be doing everything it can to push book stores to the precipice. A July 19, 2011, Wall Street Journal article recently begged the question, “What, if anything, can save brick and mortar bookstores?” Borders closed its doors this year, releasing over 10,700 workers into the masses of the unemployed. How many empty Hollywood Video and Blockbuster stores are as empty as a blank VHS tape? Netflix and Hulu brought them to their knees. How many young people have ever used a card catalog? Good luck finding this relic in your local public

library. They’re probably collecting moisture and mold down in the dungeon. Libraries actually measure their circulation now by how many items they check-out, including movies and music – not necessarily books! I think this is a last ditch effort to keep people coming to a historic edifice with a fading sense of purpose in today’s society. When was the last time you went to your local library? Ok, when was the last time you used Google? Recent studies have even indicated the Internet has hurt the porn industry. I’m sorry, but I just don’t think anybody should be able to hop on the Internet and see everything made available without parental control. And, there are many parents who don’t know how to set up online browser blocking tools to prevent children from innocently or even curiously landing on something inappropriate. In addition, how much sales tax is lost with online purchases made via e-commerce that would otherwise be recognized in a brick and mortar environment? While state laws require residents to report and pay taxes from online purchases, people usually do not report their online shopping and it is nearly impossible for the state to track. Well, we can dwell on things like the Internet and pin the tail on that donkey all day long, but I don’t think our society is prepared to revert back to 1950 any time soon. So, when faced with uncontrollable challenges, I always ask myself,

Letter about the environment... To the Editor, Last Friday President Obama announced that he would block his top advisors from issuing new standards for smog pollution, rules designed to save tens of thousands of lives. Instead he is going to stick with outdated, polluter-friendly standards left over from the Bush administration.

If you think this doesn’t apply to us here in southern Minnesota, you are wrong. Anything that has to do with our health and our land and our air is important to all of us. It can and will affect Minnesota too. How can protecting our environment, our air, our land, hurt our economy? Ignoring all of the pollution that industry is putting out into our air and land will ultimately cause ill-

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“What can we control?” In my frank opinion, the United States Postal Service needs a common sense reality check. 1. The Postmaster General, Patrick Donahoe, makes way too much money. With a $5.5 billion shortfall, it sends a bad message to the rest of the employees and our nation when the top dog is reeling in over $850,000 per year with nearly $600,000 of that coming in bonuses. Wouldn’t it be great to receive a bonus for losing money? 2. The USPS is inefficient, which costs them money. When I drive through Rochester and see those boxy little truck-vans (I don’t know what to call them), I think about how much money is wasted on gas. Back in Platteville, Wis., as I was serving as President of the local Rotary Club, we had our local postmaster give a presentation at a weekly meeting. I asked her about the mileage on those little USPS truck-vans. She didn’t know the answer, but eventually got back to me after the meeting with some information: a steep 6 miles-pergallon. A little fuel efficiency can go a long way. 3. Part of the recent cash flow crunch is coming from a 2006 law requiring the USPS to pay an average of $5.5 billion annually for 10 years in order to finance retiree health costs for the next 75 years. Wow! Who had this bright idea? That’s like signing up for a 30 year term home mortgage and then having your mortgage company call you to say that you need to pay it off in 10 years. You would experience a major adjustment in your personal cash flow. Undoubtedly, the USPS ness, which will be a bigger cost than maintaining clean air and safe soil. Protecting our environment will also help to create jobs, which is something this country needs desperately. Another plus would be less healthcare costs. Remember you will be the loser. Claudia Grehl Harmony, MN

is contending with a compounding short and long term cash flow problem. 4. Eliminating USPS locations does make sense “on paper.” And, there will probably be some immediate savings from these cost-cutting measures. But, the flipside of that coin relates to the demographics of the consumers who will be experiencing a reduction in services. Small towns in our rural areas are often recognized as retirement communities based on the average age being quite a bit older than the national average -- proven time and time again by U.S. Census data every 10 years. So, most of the loyal elder postal patrons are the ones using the services provided by small town post offices. The local post office is almost like a local coffee shop in these small towns. Everyone stops in to get their mail every day, often catching up with friends and neighbors with some small talk. Now, that meeting place and the

services provided at those locations will become extinct as we know it today. I fear online bill paying and e-mails will become more appealing to a once loyal “snail mail” customer base, perpetuating further challenges down the road. 5. Most importantly, I believe, a simple S.W.O.T. (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis would show that the ability to deliver mail to every address in the United States is the USPS single greatest advantage over any private sector competitor such as FedEx or UPS. The USPS should raise postage rates. Obviously, that would require an amendment to the 2006 decision to limit the USPS from increasing postage rates more than the rate of inflation. Something needs to change, though, because 2006 was the last year the USPS made a profit. If the USPS cannot sustain, who will replace the mailman? Nobody.

Government this week • Monday, Sept. 12, Chatfield City Council, Chatfield City Hall, 7:00 p.m. • Monday, Sept. 12, Rushford City Council, Rushford City Hall, 6:30 p.m. • Monday, Sept. 12, Spring Valley City Council, Spring Valley City Hall, 6:00 p.m. • Monday, Sept. 12, Houston City Council, City Hall, 7:30 p.m. • Monday, Sept.12, Wykoff City Council, City Hall, 7:00 p.m. • Tuesday, Sept. 13, Harmony City Council, Harmony City Hall, 7:00 p.m. • Tuesday, Sept. 13, Fillmore County Commissioners, Fillmore County Courthouse, 9:00 a.m. • Wednesday, Sept. 14, Mabel City Council, Mabel City Hall, 5:30 p.m. • Wednesday, Sept. 14, Peterson City Council, Peterson City Hall, 5:00 p.m. • Monday, Sept. 19, Kingsland School Board, 7:00 p.m. • Monday, Sept. 19, Rushford-Peterson School Board, Rushford Computer Room, 6:30 p.m. Schedule subject to change.

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Henry “Hank” Cheney Henry “Hank” Cheney, age 66, of Austin died Wednesday, September 7, 2011, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. Hank was born August 17, 1945, in Oelwein, Iowa to Henry, Sr. and Donna (Van Sickle) Cheney. He graduated from the Spring Valley High School in 1964. He served in the United States Navy from 1965 until 1969. On August 14, 1971 he married Joan Hanson at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Rochester. He worked for Crenlo for several years and then Hormel in Austin for 26 years. He was a member of the Masons, the Shriners, the American Legion, and the Eagles. He enjoyed old cars, crossword puzzles, and his dog Sheba. Hank is survived by his wife Joan of Austin; a daughter Christina Bain of Spring Valley; a son Michael of Austin; six grandchildren; Joshua, Justin, Richard, Katarina, Christopher, and Haylee; one great-grandchild L.J.; a sister Janice (Freeman) Welch; two step-brothers Russell (Charlotte) Wilson of Birmingham, Alabama, and A.G. (Audrey) Wilson of Gillette, Wyoming; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a step-father Alford Wilson; and a step-sister Ann Durst. Funeral services were Monday, September 12, 2011, at the Scheie Lutheran Church in rural Mabel with the Rev. Mary Waudby officiating. Burial was in the Scheie North Cemetery with military rites by the American Legion. Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel was in charge of arrangements.

1913, on a farm near Wykoff, MN to Emil and Julia (Affeldt) Witt. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wykoff and Graduated from Wykoff High School in 1932. On April 2, 1934, she was united in marriage to Erwin George Hintze and together they farmed near Spring Valley all their lives. Erwin died in 1975. Amanda was later united in marriage to Frank F. Buss in February 1984. He died in August of 1996. She was a member of the flower club and the WELCA ladies group at Our Saviors Lutheran Church. She was also known for her gardening. Amanda lived on the Hintze farm near Spring Valley until she moved to the Spring Valley Senior Living Apartments 5 years ago where the staff remarked about her memory and the stories of her life. At 97 she still knew many of the people in the Spring Valley and Wykoff area and where they lived. She is survived by her children Helen (Bob) Fenstermacher of Champlin, MN and Harold (Donna) Hintze of Big Stone City, SD and a daughter-in-law Marion Hintze of Spring Valley, seven grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, five step-great grandchildren, and a sister-in-law Lenora Hintze. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, her son Lyle in August of 2011, one brother Orville and one sister Edna. Funeral services for Amanda B. Hintze-Buss were held Friday September 9, 2011, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with the Rev Dennis Timmerman and Rev Laura Fladten officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Amanda Hintze-Buss Amanda B. Hintze-Buss, age 97 of Spring Valley died Tuesday September 6, 2011, at the Spring Valley Senior Living where she had resided since July. Amanda was born October 06,

Alice McCabe Memorial services for Alice McCabe of Seattle, WA will be held at 10 am Saturday, September 24, 2011, at the Nativity Catholic Church in Harmony, MN. Father Don Schmitz will officiate.


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W. Victor Montgomery W. Victor Montgomery, age 90, of rural Wykoff, MN died Friday morning, September 2, 2011, at his home. Victor was born December 14, 1920, in Tama County, Iowa, the son of William and Frances (Alcorn) Montgomery. He served in the US Navy during WW II from March 1944 through June 1946 in San Diego, CA as a fire fighter. He started farming in 1946 in Tama Co., Iowa. He married Hilma Beason on August 27, 1947, in Iowa City, Iowa. The couple made their home in Tama Co., moving to Wykoff in 1965 where he continued to farm for the rest of his life. Victor was a member of the Wykoff United Methodist Church. He enjoyed fishing, trapping, playing cards, traveling (especially to Las Vegas), and visiting with friends and family He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Hilma; four sons, Thomas (Linda) of Rosemount, Daniel (Denise) of Wykoff, Brian (Lynee’) of Rochester, and Randall of Wykoff; four daughters, Janice (Douglas) Brick of Spring Valley, Linda (Kim) Gutenkunst of Ballwin, Missouri, Vickie (Kevin) Howard of Stewartville and Jennifer (Lawrence) Benjamin of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; 19 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Violet Speirs; and one sister-in-law, Minnie Montgomery. Victor was preceded in death by one son, William; one brother, Kenneth Montgomery; and sonin-law, Allen “Mike” Frank. The funeral was Monday, September 5, 2011, at Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley with Rev. Amanda Larsen of the Wykoff United Methodist Church officiating. Burial with military graveside rites was in the Wykoff Cemetery. Gary James Pratt Gary James Pratt, 67, of Granger, died Tuesday, September 6, 2011. Gary was born January 27, 1944, in Winona to Regina and Irvin Pratt. Gary attended school in Winona. He worked as a dredge operator most of his life.Gary was a woodworker, welder, and a hard worker his whole life. In his short retirement he enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family on their hobby farm, along with driving around with his Amish friends. Gary is survived by a wife, Diane, and daughter, Jessie. He will also be missed by his children Melanie Knutson (Todd), Sharon Foss (Mike), Curtis Pratt (Geri), Geri Johnson (Kevin), Jenny Hagen, and Melissa Phillips (Ross), and his step-children Terri Livrance (Matt), Tammy Mensink (Preston), Tricia Runningen (Matt), and Tina Darr (Bruce). He was a grandfather to twenty-four grandchildren and step-grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother David Papke (Dori) and a sister, Sandy Peterson (Randy). He is preceded in death by his parents. There will be no services. The Lindstrom Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

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Fillmore County Sports First full week of high school sports action By Paul Trende Deja Vu? Last year, Lanesboro made it all the way to the 9-man football state title game. The run wasn’t without a couple early season bumps though. One came against Mabel-Canton in the season opener. To begin the 2011 season, history seemed poised to repeat itself. The Cougars, through three quarters, were the only team on the scoreboard. Gabe Lind’s 50-plus-yard gallop, and subsequent 5-yard touchdown run (in the second quarter), had been the best offensive strikes in a 7-0 slugfest. But the Burros kept punching, getting a 1-yard score from their biggest hitter, 250-pound fullback Brandon Hongerholt, early in the 4th quarter. QB Garret Boggs subsequently hit Cory Strom for a two-point conversion and the visitors led 8-7. The Cougars fumbled (their third) on their next possession, and Lanesboro took advantage (albeit, not without a little tension). With the down fourth and the distance goalto-go, Boggs was nearly sacked in the backfield, but somehow managed to avoid two would-be-tacklers, out-race two other pursuers, and find himself on the business end of a pivotal 8-yard TD scamper. It gave Lanesboro a 14-7 lead. The Cougars had one chance, and then two. The first went by in a flash; four plays and out. Then came a gift fumble. However, with a minute to go, a 64-yard drive would’ve been asking a lot, particularly from a squad with one pass completion up until that point. Lanesboro held and prevented a repeat of 2010. Lind finished as M-C’s horse, (unofficially) racking up in the neighborhood of 90 yards. Sophomore Niko Anderson propelled the Burros, accumulating over 100-yards total offense (around 90 rushing, 32 receiving). The Beginning of Something Skare? A sophomore starting at quarterback is usually an uncertain deal. The future is definitely bright, but how many lumps will there be along the way? After one game, there were no lumps for Chatfield signal caller Nate Skare, just 7-9 passing for 180 yards, 4 touchdowns, and a huge part in leading his team to an emphatic 41-8 victory over St. Charles. Amazingly, Skare might not have been the Gophers biggest star. Senior tailback Jake Peterson did his best Marshall Faulk-circa-2000 impression. Peterson ran for two touchdowns in the first quarter, and then caught second and third quarter paydirt strikes, racking up over 100 yards total offense. Justin Viss chipped in, leading the team in rushing with 87 yards. Jesse Julian (58 yards) and Jake Neis (34

yards) hauled in Chatfield’s other scores. Cole Small was St. Charles’ best weapon (20 carries for 82 yards). The Saints only score came on a third quarter Alvaro Lange to Travis Paape 12-yard hook-up. Chatfield next faces defending state champion Caledonia. Gopher’s Dig In Early It’s always good to start a season quickly. Chatfield volleyball currently sits in that ‘good’ area. After dispensing with non-conference foe Medford in week one, the young ladies of the Chosen Valley then hosted Pine Island. Chatfield began the match by handily prevailing 25-13, propelled by an 11-point (consecutive) scoring barrage with Erin Kammer serving. In the second set, they fell behind 11-6, but PI struggled returning serves, leaving the Goph’s to tie the game at 12. With the help of three straight aces by sophomore libero Alex Duxbury, they jumped to a 22-17 advantage, ultimately prevailing 25-19. In set three, the home squad fell behind again, but too far to recover (though they pulled to within one on four separate occasions). The Panthers narrowly prevailed 25-22. In the fourth set, the Gopher’s silenced any Panther comeback hopes, jumping ahead early (2-1), widening their lead midway through the set (18-10), before coasting to a 25-15 (3-1) victory. Duxbury had 13 assists, 12 digs, and 5 aces. Underclassmen hitters Brooke Irish (Fr) and Gabrielle Salisbury (So) each had 8 kills. A pair of nights later, in the same gym, the conference season opened. Rushford-Peterson (1-1) came to town. Chatfield controlled the first half of set one, but R-P fought back to take a 19-17 lead. The Gophers then rattled off five straight points (four with Kammer serving again), a spurt that proved the difference in spurting them to a 25-21 victory. Set number two wasn’t so back-and-forth. Chatfield got the first point and stayed ahead throughout, winning 25-20. Down two-zero in the match, the Trojans rallied in the third set. They took the lead at 3-2 and, at one point, led 22-18. A side out later, Chatfield’s good luck server thus far on the season, Kammer, again took her spot behind the inline. Five straight points later, the Gophers led by two (24-22). A few minutes later, the comeback and straight-sets victory was complete, 26-24. Duxbury (20 digs), Salisbury (13 assists), and Kenna Moechnig (6 kills) helped lead a balanced Gopher attack. R-P got double-digit kills from Kenzie Lind (13) and Amy Todd (11), double-digit digs from Mariah Mueller (11) and Cody Manfull (10), and 28 assists from Emily Culhane.

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Cougars Take Own Tourney Saturday the 3rd was a good day for Volleyball in the sleepy berg of Mabel. Seven teams, Winona-Cotter, Houston, Spring Grove, Alma (WI), Brainerd, Rushford-Peterson, and the host Cougars convened, producing a day of endless bumps, sets, and spikes. It began with pool play. M-C traipsed through unscathed (6-0), defeating Cotter (25-9, 25-14), Brainerd (2523, 28-26), Alma (25-13, 25-13), and Houston (25-8, 25-17), whilst getting tiebreak (least points given up) victories over Spring Grove (23-25, 25-11) and Rushford-Peterson (2518, 23-25). The Trojans went 5-1 in pool play (losing to M-C), beating Brainerd (28-26, 25-15), Cotter (2519, 25-17), Houston (25-14, 25-15), Alma (25-17, 25-15), and Spring Grove (25-15, 23-25). It set up a rematch between R-P and M-C, the two Fillmore County schools, in the championship. The Coug’s prevailed two-zero (25-12, 25-21), moving their season record to 8-0. Tournaments leaders for the victors were the sophomore triumvirate of Belle Sand (69 kills, 70 digs), Carly McCabe (127 assists), and Lydia Geving (27 ace serves to go with 62 digs and 46 kills). Tournament leaders for the runner up Trojans were Kenzie Lind (71 kills, 50 digs), Emily Culhane (112 assists), and Amy Todd (16 service aces to go with 38 digs and 34 kills). R-P’s season record stands at 6-4. VOLLEYBALL 8-30-11 Mabel Canton 3, Leroy-Ostrander 0 > 25-15, 25-14, 25-23 > (M-C: Carly McCabe 30 assists; Belle Sand 20 kills, 11 digs; Christine Lee 11 digs; Christy Welscher 9 kills. L-O: Jessica Jennings 20 digs. Season and conference opener for both squads) Rushford-Peterson 3, WinonaCotter 0 > 25-15, 25-18, 25-18 > (R-P: Emily Culhane 17 assists; Kenzie Lind 16 kills, 8 digs; Amy Todd 11 kills, 9 digs, 6 aces; Kendra Crawford 9 digs, 3 blocks. W-C: Katelyn Vaselaar 14 assists) Lanesboro 3, Schaeffer Academy 0 > 25-13, 25-14, 25-10 > (L: Kaia Hongerholt/Linnea Thiss 6 aces each; Katarina Miehlisch/Bryn Harmon 3 kills each) 9-1-11 Stewartville 3, Kingsland 0 > 12-25, 13-25, 19-25 > (K: McKayla Pruter 12 digs; Jessica Kaster 8 digs; Lindsay Tart 6 digs, 5 kills; Emily Schlitter 5 assists. S: Danielle DeGeus 9 assists, 9 digs; Katie Bauman 11 digs; Paige

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Tapp 7 kills, 4 blocks. First match for each squad) Caledonia 3, Fillmore Central 1 > 25-20, 25-19, 21-25, 25-12 > (FC: Morgan Malley 27 assists; Alex Peterson 17 kills; Taylor Case 10 digs. C: Emma Lange/Maria Fruechte 18 kills each; Katie McCarthy 7 blocks. Falcons are 1-1 overall) 9-3-11 Rochester-Century Invite (Chatfield, Waseca, Kasson-Mantorville, Southland, Zumbrota-Mazeppa, Red Wing, Fairmont, Byron) > Pool Play: Chatfield 2, Waseca 0 (25-18, 25-10); Kasson-Mantorville 2, Chatfield 0 (25-19, 25-17); Chatfield 2, Southland 0 (25-17, 25-18) > Third Place Match: Chatfield 2, ZumbrotaMazeppa 1 (19-25, 25-22, 15-6) > Championship: Byron defeated Kasson-Mantorville. FOOTBALL 9-2-11 Faribault-B.A.14, Fillmore Central 31 > (FC: Andy Todd 11-17, 149yds, 3 TD’s passing; Tyler Eickhoff 22 carries, 143 yards; Mitch Johnson 5 receptions, 95 yards, 2 TD’s; Zach Olstad 30-yard INT return TD; FC 300+ total yds. B.A: Joey Pleskonko 4-18 for 62 yards, 2 TD’s passing) Rushford-Peterson 6, LewistonAltura 13 (R-P: 200+ rushing yards; Only score was 2-yard Ethan Wilkemeyer run; Had ball in red zone, 1st and 10 late, but couldn’t convert. L-A: Scored on 11-yard pass from Nate Reps to Tanner Jensen and two Jalen Heyer field goals; Sheldon Knutson 12 carries, 130 yards; It was the ‘Cards second game of the season) Dover-Eyota 8, Kingsland 18 (K: Knights scored a TD in each of the first three quarters, amassing 18-0 lead; Sam Eberle 23 carries, 156 yards, 2 TD’s rushing; Jared Miner 16 carries, 59 yards, TD rushing. D-E: Turned ball over four times and

totaled only 128 yards of offense) CROSS-COUNTRY 8-29 W-K Gallop (at Coffee Mill Country Club) > Boys Team: 1st PEM 32, 2nd Red Wing 37, 3rd Z-M/K-W 101, 4th Hayfield 116, 5th Rochester Area Home School 140, 6th W-K 162, 7th Pine Island 172, 8th Kingsland 210, 9th Medford 256. > Boys Individual: Top two L-A/R-Per’s: 11th Austin O’Hare, 44th Graham Sullivan. Top Two Knights: 40th Clayton Friemuth, 57th Dane Gillespie. > Girls Team: 1st Red Wing, 2nd PEM, 3rd L-A/R-P, 4th Z-M/K-W, 5th Rochester Area Home School, 6th Pine Island, 7th Hayfield, 8th W-K. > Girl’s Individual: Top L-A/RPer’s: 7th Mariah Olson, 17th Alyson Mueller, 22nd Courtney Doerr, 24th Grace Nelson, 31st Heather Rolfing, 34th Danielle Eberhard. Top Two Knights: 40th Melinda Woods, 43rd Melanie Woods. 9-1 Stewartville Invite (at Bear Cave Park) > Boys Team: 1st Winona-Cotter 24, 2nd La Crescent 59, 3rd Byron 99, 4th Z-M/K-W 134, 5th D-E/SC 170, 6th Hayfield 174, 7th W-K, 8th Luther 199, 9th Pine Island 243, 10th Stewartville 268. > Boys Individual: Top two Chatfield athletes: 18th Alex Paulson, 25th Justin Friedrich. Top Kingsland athlete: 57th Clayton Friemuth. Top L/FC athlete: 94th Matt Kiehne. > Girls Team: 1st D-E/SC 44, 2nd La Crescent 47, 3rd Stewartville 115, 4th Chatfield 125, 5th Winona-Cotter 141, 6th Byron 187, 7th Z-M/K-W 203, 8th Blooming Prairie 207, 9th Luther 242, 10th Pine Island 242. > Girls Individual: Top Gophers: 4th Kayla Woltz, 6th Karen Gomez, 31st Haley Woltz, 48th Hannah Friedrich, 56th Sarah Costello. Top LFCer: 34th Kirsten Ruen. Top Knight: 79th Melinda Woods.

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only produce $18,000 which would not go far toward street improvements. Collett questioned the increase in support for the National Trout Center. There was some concern about setting the levy without more cushion. Once the preliminary levy is set, it can be lowered but not raised and will be the number reflected on resident tax statements. However, Hoffman said he was pretty confident with the numbers in the budget and the city has a good reserve along with $40,000 in the contingency fund which is used for unplanned expenses. He acknowledged the city will not be able to show a decrease every year, but this time increases in property taxes won’t be the city council’s fault. EMSRB City Attorney Dwight Luhmann updated the council regarding the Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB) stipulation and order which would stay the suspen-

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sion of the city’s ambulance service license. At the last council meeting it was decided to have Luhmann negotiate the terms of the stipulation and order. However, the proposed language changes were denied. The same agreement as before was offered with a minor change correcting an error. The ambulance service has since resolved the scheduling problems that lead to the EMSRB action. Luhmann recommended the council take no action at this time. He felt a contested case proceeding will be filed soon. The city can get an attorney that is experienced in this kind of action at no cost to the city as part of their insurance through the League of Minnesota Cities. Luhmann will still be involved in the process. Luhmann felt it was unlikely that the city would get a less favorable ruling than the current language in the stipulation and order. He acknowledged that the EMSRB could suspend the ambulance service license, but felt that was unlikely. The council approved the outside attorney through the League of Minnesota Cities to represent the city as the lead attorney in this case. There was a consensus to not sign the current stipulation and order as presented, but there continues to be an interest in negotiation.

Other Business In Brief •The closing of Main Street to vehicle traffic on Saturday September 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. as requested by Dustin Arndt for the Kids Health and Safety Day was approved. •Hoffman explained that after a Minnesota Supreme Court ruling in 2010 that made it more difficult for cities to grant variances, the legislature passed a new law that restored the ability for cities to grant variances. The council approved changes to the city’s ordinances to conform to the new state statute. •Planning and Zoning recommended approval after having held a public hearing with no objection from the public to the changes in the ordinances. The language of undue hardship is removed and replaced with practical difficulties. Conditions for permitting variances are spelled out. •The council set a public hearing for December 6, 2011, 6:05 p.m. in the Preston City Council chambers to allow the public to ask questions and comment on the city’s budget and levy for 2012. •A resolution was adopted for a National Moment of Remembrance on the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001. It calls for all citizens to take a moment to Stop and Remember at noon on September 11, 2011.


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Lanesboro approves levy and sales tax By Jade Wangen The Lanesboro City Council approved the preliminary budget and levy for 2012 at their regular meeting on September 6. The levy was set at $435,306, the same amount as last year. City Administrator Bobbie Vickerman said the MHVC (Market Value Homestead Credit) would no longer be available to cities. She explained that when the city sets a levy every year, the MVHC would take a percentage off the top, depending on their formula, and distribute it amongst the taxpayers. “This is now gone,” said Vickerman. “If we keep the levy exactly the same as last year, there will be an increase for taxpayers of about seven percent.” She added that this was a higher increase than they had planned. Vickerman’s recommendation was to keep the levy the same, as it is only the preliminary. They cannot increase the levy any before the final budget is set in December, but they can decrease it. Council member Tom Dybing said he doesn’t believe the increase will be quite that high for taxpayers, but could be a little higher for non-homestead commercial businesses. He said they won’t really know until the Truth and Taxation notices come out the end of November. Vickerman said the LGA (Local Government Aid) remained the same as last year, which is a good thing for the city. Sales Tax The sales tax ordinance and resolution were both approved at the meeting. Vickerman said the ordinance will become law once it is published in the newspaper. The sales tax, which is onehalf percent, will not come into effect until January 1. According to Vickerman, they have to have all the paperwork in to the state by October 1. There was some question about whether the sales tax applies to businesses in the 55949 zip code, or only in Lanesboro city limits. Whalan is also in the 55949 zip code. There are also businesses in nearby townships that would be in the same zip code. Manion did some research and discovered the state will go by the nine-digit zip code, in which case it would only be Lanesboro. Whalan and

surrounding townships have a different nine-digit zip code. Landscaping Project Vickerman updated the council about the DNR’s decision regarding the landscaping project bids. The DNR checked the quarries for the right kind of rock, and found only one. They recommended the council seek out the lowest bidder and ask if they can get rock from that quarry for the same price they originally bid. Vickerman said they have already started the process. Public Utilities Council member Joe O’Connor said the Public Utilities Commission went over the policies and procedures for sewer assessments, as the insurance company had recommended they do. He also mentioned there are people working with Power Plus Engineering out of LaCrosse to help identify power loss in the city. Vickerman said the city is losing even more power than they are aware of, whether through the ground or the air. Vickerman added the street lights are going in right now, and reminded the council they were paid for, along with the Community Center repairs, by the tax abatement approved several months ago. Other Business The council passed a resolution to have a moment of remembrance at 12 noon on September 11 for the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks. There will also be a free memorial service in Lanesboro on September 11 at 4pm at the gazebo in Sylvan Park. The council also approved a police contract with the BCA (Bureau of Criminal Apprehension). This will allow City Attorney Tom Manion and Police Chief Matt Schultz to be authorized users with the ability to connect to data, and have access to information they may need. It was approved for Lanesboro to be a part of MNWARNthe Minnesota Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network. This is a statewide response to emergencies involving water and sewer. A liquor license was approved for the Fire Department’s annual member steak dinner.

September 17th

NTC Trail Walk

Join the National Trout Center in celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the beloved Root River Trail! We will celebrate by having a walk on the trail surrounding Preston. The Trail is used by many community members and visitors to experience Southeast Minnesota’s beautiful countryside. It allows for wonderful views of our cold water streams, unique geology, and diverse wildlife. We will meet at the National Trout Center on September 17th at 10am, to walk for about one hour and return to the NTC. While walking we will talk about fishing for trout and point out good fishing spots. For any questions about the event, please contact us at: (507) 765-4700 or

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to receive $619,071 from the state later this year for the 2011 market value credit. It will loose this source of revenue in 2012. In order to just stay even in 2012 the county would have to reduce its budget from 2011. On your next property tax statement “market value credit” will now be listed as “market value exclusion.” The amount of the exclusion is figured on a formula depending on the value of the homestead. A home valued at $116,000 will have an exclusion of $26,800, reducing the taxable market value by that amount. However, this will result in a reduction in overall tax capacity causing the net tax for property owners to be increased. The taxing jurisdictions will get significantly less from homestead property, since they will no longer get the MVHC payment for the property from the state. Commercial, non-homestead properties and agricultural land owners will pay more for the same value of property and a higher share of the levy due to the overall reduction of tax capacity with the exclusion. Blagsvedt said this is a shift in tax revenue and there are so many variables involved that we won’t know until we see the proposed taxes. County Coordinator Karen Brown noted that the MVHC payment from the state has been

used to help maintain the county’s fund balance which is now at about 45 percent. MN Statute 273.13 subd. 35 “The homestead market value exclusion provides a tax reduction to all homesteads valued below $413,800 by shifting a portion of the tax burden.” With the exclusion, “the cost of providing relief to homeowners is shouldered relatively evenly among all types of property.” However, many homesteads may also pay more more depending on various factors. Generally, with the exclusion there will be a lower tax capacity on some homesteads which will require higher taxes on other properties. “Each home contributes a smaller amount to each taxing jurisdictions tax base.” However, “the tax rate tends to be a little higher because of the reduced tax base, which is why taxes increase for other types of property.” The law provides exclusion benefits for disabled veterans, a surviving spouse, or a primary family care giver of a disabled vet. Other law changes will effect seasonal residential recreational properties which are not used for 250 days per year, located in a township with a population under 2,500 which contains a portion of a DNR state trail. The class rate for these properties will be 1 percent for the first $500,000 and 1.25 percent for over $500,000.

County Budget The latest numbers find the proposed 2012 budget has been whittled down with a possible levy increase of 3.58 percent. The proposed levy had been decreased even more with permanent fund balance transfers from the Sanitation Department and the EDA. Brown noted that staffing reductions in Social Services will result in $100,000 less in staffing expenses. A further reduction in Public Health of $70,000 had been figured in. Chairman Marc Prestby insisted he would be more comfortable with a 2.5 percent levy increase. That approximate figure can be reached with an additional $100,000 taken from the fund balance. The fund balance (reserves) is at 45 percent currently. Commissioner Duane Bakke explained that the fund balance was at 51 percent 10 years ago, and he didn’t feel it would be irresponsible as long as the fund balance could be maintained at about 40 percent. Commissioner Randy Dahl expressed his concern that many potential expenses have been put into the General Fund, expenses that could happen, but may not. Bakke says he has no apologies for the increase (16.5 percent) in the Highway budget, insisting “we have to.” The county plans to purchase equipment next year to replace equipment that has been passed over for replacement to reduce expenses for several years. Brown commented that the state


law changes regarding market value still present an unknown. County Program Aid is expected to remain constant. Most of the commissioners seemed comfortable with taking $100,000 out of the fund balance to lower the levy increase to around 2.5 percent. Other Business In Brief •The board adopted a “National Moment of Remembrance” resolution to mark the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks committed against the United States on September 11, 2001. For one minute at noon on September 11, first responders, houses of worship, towns and others throughout the country will sound sirens and bells to signal each of us to Stop and Remember the tenth anniversary of the tragedies of September 11, 2001. •Tim Penny, President and CEO of the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, reviewed the organization’s mission to promote regional economic opportunities and collaborations with a focus on entrepreneurs and early childhood development. The foundation serves twenty southern Minnesota counties and has been in existence for 25 years. The foundation invests in emerging businesses and early childhood development. Penny acknowledged that budgets are tight and appreciates cities and counties keeping the foundation in their budgets. He added the county gets $10 to $15 back for every $1 raised in the

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county. •The Harmony JEM Theater was discussed along with the ongoing efforts to raise money for the updated equipment which will be required for the theater to continue. The theater is one of a very small number of familyowned single screen theaters left in the country. •Chuck Eidenschink and Lolly Melander, Peterson, explained that the city of Peterson would like to purchase county owned property near where the county shop is located. The triangle shaped (approximately one half acre) piece of property is zoned commercial and is near the dike. The city wants to build a pole building on the property for their city shop. The board directed the county coordinator to have staff gather necessary information to present to the Highway Committee for their consideration. •The board approved the amendment to the Fillmore County Zoning Ordinance as recommended by the Planning and Zoning Commission to change the language for granting variances to conform to a recent state statute change. Planning and Zoning had held a public hearing with no negative comments from the public. The standard for granting variances now will be “practical difficulties.” Bakke noted the Board of Adjustment hears the variance requests which are mostly involving setback requirements.

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I mentioned my dad in my last article and how he worked at the Canton Nursery before he married my mom. Dad had a milk route for many years. He hauled the milk in the old cans and before my folks had us kids mom would ride along on the weekends. Eventually he stopped and got a job with the Canton elevator hauling feed. This he did for as long as I can remember. Dad also did many “odd” jobs during those years. One thing he did a lot of was shearing sheep. Several times I got to go with and help. There wasn’t much “inventory” involved. Just an electric shearer with one end that plugged into a socket, a board for tying the wool and some twine. Some of the old barns use to have an electric light bulb that hung from the ceiling with one plug-in attached to it. This is where dad would plug in his shearer. The farmer would bring in the sheep, one at a time, to dad and he would buzz off all the wool. The board was made so that the four sides could be brought together to form a square box. You laced the twine across the boards so that when the four sides were brought up together you could grab the twine and tie the wool into a nice square bale. The job of placing the twine strings across the board was my job. Dad had a huge roll of twine and an old pocket knife for cutting off the lengths. You didn’t want the twine strings too short or too long. Too short and you couldn’t tie them together and too long was a big waste of twine!

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After many bales I got the hang to it just right! Dad would throw all the wool onto the board, I would bring all four sides together and then tie all the twine strings together to form one big knot. Grab the bale, toss it aside and restring the board for the next pile of wool. Sometimes dad got the wool for his pay and sometimes he got cash. If dad didn’t get any of the bales he would at least get a big handful to take home. This was saved for when any of us kids got an earache. Dad had an oil that he would drop in our ears and then pack the wool into our ear. This kept the oil warm so it could do its job and also kept any cold air out. This usually worked! We didn’t go to the doctor unless we had the earache for more than four or five days. I have to admit that helping dad with the shearing wasn’t the worst job I ever did and it was fun watching how fast dad could move that shearer over those sheep! I just felt bad as to how “naked” those poor sheep had to feel when it was all done. Of course, dad said if he didn’t remove all that wool those poor sheep would die of heat during the hot summers. Guess this is just another one of those good childhood memories! This recipe came from my coworker, Judy. It is a good way to use up those end-of-summer cucumbers.


2 – 8 oz. packages of cream cheese ½ cup of mayonnaise or Miracle Whip Several pinches of garlic salt, pepper and salt 2 to 3 cucumbers ½ cup of finely chopped onion Assorted crackers or pretzels Cream together the room temperature cream cheeses and mayonnaise. Set aside. Peel the cucumbers and cut them lengthwise into 4 long strips. Scoop out the seeds and chop the cucumbers into fine pieces. Place the chopped cucumbers on wax paper or paper towel and let dry out. Squeeze out the moisture if you need to so there is no excess moisture. Dump the chopped cucumbers and onion into the cream cheese mixture and add the seasonings. Mix well and chill for a short time. Serve with the crackers or pretzels or even raw vegetables.




Yorke~ Rutishauser Jerome Yorke of Lanesboro and Suzanne Rutishauser of Lanesboro are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. The bride is the daughter of Kurt and Eleanor Rutishauser of Ohio. The groom is the son of Jerome and Kathy Yorke of New Jersey. Suzanne is a science filmmaker with an MS in Plant Ecology. Jerome is an actor, and attending Dell’Arte to receive his MFA. The couple will be united in marriage on December 13, 2011, at the Inn at Sacred Clay Farm in Lanesboro, MN.

Firnekas ~ Jones Justin Jones of Harmony, MN and Becky Firnekas of Harmony, MN are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Justin is the son of William and Eleanor Jones of Spring Valley, MN. Becky is the daughter of Ray Firnekas of Gillette, WY, and Denise Firnekas of Harmony, MN. The bride is an Occupational Therapy Assist and Rehab Program Coordinator at Harmony Community Healthcare Center. The Groom is a collision technician at Preston Service Plus. They will be married September 24, 2011, at Berwood Hill Inn in Lanesboro.

Morcomb ~ Gorder Brad Gorder and Dani Morcomb are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. The bride is the daughter of Rod and Deb Morcomb of Rushford, MN. The groom is the son of Lynda and the late David Gorder of Peterson, MN. Dani is a graduate of Winona State University and is employed as a credit analyst at Merchants Bank Winona. Brad is a graduate of RCTC and is employed as the produce manager at Rushford Foods. They will be married September 24, 2011, at First Presbyterian Church of Rushford.

Prairie Walk at Houston Nature Center Come for an easy one hour walk along the award-winning Houston levee prairie in Trailhead Park. Find out why cord grass can give you welts and which plant holds water for the birds to drink. Smell the plant that bears the same name as an ingredient in Earl Grey Tea and learn how compass plant earns its name. Feel free to bring a camera. This program is free and open to the public, but donations are encouraged. The Houston Nature Center is located one block north of the intersection of Hwys 16 & 76 in Houston in Trailhead Park. Call 507-896-4668 or e-mail nature@ for more information. Karla Bloem Director/Naturalist Houston Nature Center



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Harmony woman’s garden is a labor of love By Jade Wangen Lori Pfremmer of rural Harmony has been gardening her entire life. She has been working on her current garden since she moved to the country with her husband Fred six years ago, and it has grown and spread each year. And it still isn’t finished. “We planted everything up here,” said Pfremmer of their

82-acre property. “Over the years we have planted about 4-5,000 trees.” Along with many large flower gardens and some smaller vegetable gardens, there is a large pumpkin patch they plant for their eight grandchildren. And along with the home they live in is a smaller cabin that has been fixed up for people to stay

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in. There is also a flower garden around the cabin. For Pfremmer, spending time in the garden is a joy, no matter what she is doing out there. She loves flower gardens even more than the vegetable gardens, and she is outdoors whenever she can be, pulling weeds, potting plants in her potting shed, or working on a new garden. “Working in the garden is not work to me,” said Pfremmer. “It’s play. When I’m in the house, I just want to get outside.” The gardens that have a path through them are filled with perennial flowers that are hearty enough to take a lot of sunshine and wind. There are black-eyed susans, sunflowers, and autumn joy, and joe-pye weed, as well as many others. And along with the flowers come a wide variety of birds, butterflies, bees, and snakes to enjoy them as well. “It’s a bird heaven here,” said Pfremmer. “We have some bluebird houses, but I don’t know if they use them. We also get lots of hummingbirds and orioles.” The springtime is the time of the hardest work for Pfremmer and her husband, as she has to mulch the gardens and get the soil ready for the plants. The flowers come back every year, so she doesn’t have to plant them, but she does haul in manure for fertilizing. She also lays down wood chips to keep the moisture in, keep the weeds down, and add compost to the soil. “I don’t usually have to water them,” said Pfremmer. “I just let the rain do it. Let nature take its course.” The vegetable gardens take more work than the flowers, as they need more weeding. Pfremmer only grows enough vegetables for her family to eat and freezes a few things. Her husband has built some raised gardens for her vegetables and herbs. Not only does Pfremmer enjoy spending time in her garden working and relaxing, she has devoted each section to a person that was dear to her. There is a special section named after her mother that has pink flamingos in it, because that’s what she always had in her garden. There are stepping stones throughout the garden for each of her grandchildren. These decorations, and others, add a personal touch to the natural beauty of the flowers.

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Lori Pfremmer’s many gardens provide joy for her and her family as well as a variety of wildlife. Photo by Jade Wangen

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By Jade Wangen Fall is almost here, and this time of year many people start getting their homes ready for winter. However, many people out there are not able to afford to get their homes ready, or to fix safety and code issues. There are people who are not able to get a loan from a bank to do the necessary work, and SEMCAC Community Action Agency is there to help. SEMCAC helps people in six counties. In 2010, there were 880 households in Fillmore County alone that received Energy Assistance. With this program, applicants receive grant money that pays for a percentage of their heating bill during the winter. The grant is sent directly the heating

company. People can also ask to have 30 percent of it sent to their electric company. According to Sue Thompson from SEMCAC, qualification is determined by a few different factors. “It depends on the number of people in the household, as well as income for the previous three months before applying.” Thompson added that it also depends on the type of heating the house has. The grant pays a percentage of what it cost to heat the house the year before. Families that qualify for heating assistance are automatically screened for the Weatherization program. This is a federally funded program that helps people do home improvements

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that will improve the energy efficiency in their homes. Things like exterior wall and attic insulation, as well as windows, are worked on to improve efficiency and therefore help save energy costs during the winter. Priority is given to homes with at least one senior citizen, someone with a disability, or a child in the home. Another program that helps families in need to keep and improve their homes is the Housing Rehab program. Cindy Vitse of SEMCAC explained the loan is funded through the MN Housing Development. The loan has a few stipulations. “It’s income-based, according to the number of people that live in the household, said Vitse. “They have to own the home and live their six months prior to applying. They have to be current with their payments, be current with their property taxes, and have insurance on the house.” Another stipulation is that people must have less than $25,000 in assets, which does not include the house and one car. They receive a 15-year mortgage against the property, or 10 years for a mobile home in a mobile home park. There are no monthly payments, and the loan is forgiven if they remain in their homes for the time of the mortgage. “A lot of people use this program,” said Vitse. “It’s not a remodeling program; it rehabilitates homes that need health, safety and code updates.” Vitse said they do roofs, as it affects the safety of the structure of the building, as well as siding and getting rid of lead-based paint. This program has been very helpful and very successful for many people. “The majority of people I work with could not get loans at the bank to do these type of repairs,” said Vitse. Another program available through SEMCAC, the Fix-Up fund loan program, give people a loan at 5.99 percent interest to do remodeling to their homes, build a garage, siding and roofs. Applicants must have good credit to receive this loan. Anyone struggling to keep their home up-to-date, or anyone who needs



help getting their home ready for winter should contact SEMCAC. For information or to receive an application for energy assistance, call 1-800-

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Sept. 14th Pie and Ice Cream 2:30pm Sept. 15th Dice & Fresh Apple Crisp, 1:30pm “Casey Band”, 3:00pm Sept. 16th “Dave & Elizabeth Anderson Family”, 1:30pm Ice Cream & Cake, 2:00pm Sept. 17th Fun times, Music Group & Ice Cream Cones 1:30pm

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Soil test to reduce fertilizer expenses Jerrold Tesmer Extension Educator Fillmore/Houston Counties High fertilizer prices appeared a couple of years ago and have not left us. This past week I was talking to truck driving hauling potash. He understood the potash he was hauling was about $150 per ton higher than last spring! Soil testing is the first and best step you can take to reduce fer- Jerrold Tesmer tilizer costs. Producers who are concerned about high fertilizer

costs and who are not soil sampling are not really serious about saving money. Nitrogen credit for previous legume crops is one of your great bargains in a crop rotation. A first year nitrogen credit of 40 lbs. /acre for soybeans, 150 lbs/acre with 4 or more alfalfa plants/, 100 lbs. /acre if 2-3 alfalfa plants/, and 40 lbs/acre with one or fewer plants/ Red Clover has first year credit of 75 lbs/acre. Although the research is currently being replicated, the generally accepted standards for nitrogen credits in corn planted two years after the legume are 75 lbs/ acre with 4 or more alfalfa plants/, 50 lbs./acre if 2-3 alfalfa

Emily Tracey, PA-C, joins Winona Health Rushford and Winona Clinics Emily Tracey, a certified physician assistant (PA-C), has joined Winona Health’s Family Practice Department and will see patients of all ages at both Rushford and Winona Clinics beginning mid-August. “We’re excited to have a new healthcare provider with hours dedicated to two of the communities we serve,” said Marti Bollman, administrative leader for Primary Care Clinics. “Emily will be a welcome addition to our team both in Rushford and in Winona.” Emily is certified by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants. She completed

her Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, Wis. Prior to joining Winona Health, she was caring for patients at Aurora HealthCare Greater Green Bay Community Clinics in Shawano, Bonduel, Seymour and Pulaski, Wis. “I’m looking forward to building relationships with patients in Rushford and Winona,” said Emily. “I prefer working in a smaller, personalized setting where you really get to know your patients and their families. I enjoy working with and supporting individuals in their

plants/, and 0 lbs/acre with one or fewer plants/ Red clover has second year credit of 35 lbs/acre of nitrogen. Fortunately, we still have livestock in Fillmore and Houston Counties; take advantage of this manure. If possible, apply manure on fields with lower phosphate and potassium levels. Then apply the manure to meet your crop nitrogen needs. Consider selling manure if your field’s P and K values are high, and use the money from the sale towards N-only fertilizer. Set realistic yield goals. Average five years of yield data after omitting yield values that look abnormally high or low. Then set a goal that exceeds the average by 10 perefforts to improve or maintain their health.” Emily is a fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She has been active in service projects including providing care at the Rock River Free Clinic in Jefferson, Wis. and at Heartland Hospice in De Pere, Wis. She also was involved in the Zambia Project in which she worked in schools in Zambia and helped plan and implement programs to raise funds to support schools providing education to orphans and vulnerable children. To schedule an appointment with Emily at Rushford Clinic, call 507.864.7726. For an appointment with Emily at Winona Clinic, call 507.454.3680.

Coffee Street Inn in Lanesboro has new owner

Cheryl Sherry is the new Innkeeper for The Coffee Street Inn located in Lanesboro. Cheryl originally hails from Southern California and comes to the Coffee Street Inn

from Fort Dodge, Iowa where she was working as a Community Relations Director in health care. Cheryl and her daughter Rachel are looking forward to becoming a part of


The secretary of Preston Dairy & Farm Assn. gives notice that the annual meeting of the association will be held the 20th day of September, 2011. Supper is at 7:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 8:30 p.m. at the Preston Servicemen’s Club in Preston, MN for the purpose of electing one (1) director and any other business that may properly come before the meeting. Lynn Staupe, Secretary



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NOTE: Nice fall sale! Great line of trucks, equipment, good farm machinery, and more! Call for complete sale bill or view full ad and pictures on website, more items coming in daily! TRUCKS: (6) ’00-’01 Freightliners, N-14 Cummins, 13-spds, sleepers; (3) Freightliner Classic day cabs, Series 60 Detroit, w/wet kits; (2) ’01 Freightliner Classic day cabs, (1) C-12 Cat, (1) Series 60 Detroit, (1) w/wet kit; ‘03 Freightliner Columbia, C-12, sleeper, wet kit; ‘94 Mack RD, tri-axle, 16’ box; ‘95 Mack R Model, quad axle, 18’ box, w/roll tarp; several other tractors, trucks, trailers. EQUIPMENT: JD-200 LC excavator, SN:FF0200X050026; Komatsu PC200 excavator; Walden sweep master power broom; NH backhoe attachment, fits skidloader; (2) smooth drum self-propelled rollers. TRACTORS, FARM MACHINERY: Case 4690 w/blade, no pto; JD-3010, dsl, wf, loader; (2) Westfield 8” augers on transport; (2) New Idea 324 corn pickers; several gravity boxes; (2) Mustang skidsteers; JD 327 & 328 sq. balers w/throwers; much more! HAY: (14) 1st crop, approx. 1200-lb net wrap round bales; (11) large 2nd crop round bales; approx. (40) large round bales, 1st & 2nd crop; some small squares. AUCTION TERMS: 6.875% Sales Tax (unless exempt). Cash or Good Check day of auction. Credit Card with 3.5% Convenience Fee. Announcements made day of auction take precedence over any printed matter. All equipment sold AS-IS, WHERE IS. REGISTERED MN AUCTIONEERS: Hoyt Zenke, Andy Burke, Elliott Wieser CLERK: Zenke Auction & Realty, Inc., 11511 State Hwy. 44, Caledonia, MN, 11511 State Hwy. 44, Caledonia, MN

Lanesboro’s community. Cheryl has a background in Community Relations, Hospitality, Event Planning, and Media and Marketing management. She also serves on the board for Shellabration Inc., a non-profit entertainment organization that has an annual Oktoberfest event, and an annual rock concert featuring top acts in the industry. She has served on the committee for The Vincent House historical home in Fort Dodge dedicated to the lively arts. Other career and volunteer events include serving on the Frontier Days Festival committee in Fort Dodge, the organizer for the “World Tour of Beers” Gala benefitting the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk, and coordinator for the American Cancer Society Daffodil Days, and Relay for Life fundraisers in North Central Iowa. Cheryl and and her daughter Rachel enjoy music, camping and theatre. They have been involved with the Comedia Musica Players, Oakland Cemetery Walk, and Hawkeye Community Theatre in Fort Dodge where Cheryl served on the board and they performed in several productions. Cheryl has also served as a director and volunteer for the National Costumers Association, and also worked for the Colorado Renaissance Festival as the Corporate Event and Wedding Manager. If you would like to receive information about the Coffee Street Inn please contact Cheryl at: Coffee Street Inn 305 Coffee Street East Lanesboro, MN 55949 (507) 467-2674


cent to 15 percent. Utilize the new Minnesota Guidelines for corn production as it tracks both price of N and price of corn and the producers comfort level of risk in the amount to apply. The N-Rate Calculator can be found at http://extension. aspx. Newer genetics also seem to utilize nitrogen more efficiently than older hybrids. Soil sampling can be done by a number of local elevators and crop production companies. If you want to do your own sampling, the University of Minnesota Soil Test-

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ing Laboratory is a good option for you. The instructions sheets and sample bags are available at both the Extension Offices in Preston and Caledonia. The Regular Series test which includes P, K, pH, and percent Organic Matter, is $9.00. You will receive a report and recommendation depending on crop history and your proposed crops. If you suspect some other specific problems additional tests are possible for Zinc, Copper, Iron, Manganese, Boron, Calcium & Magnesium, and Soluble Salts. A spring Nitrate Test is also offered.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS TUESDAY, Sept. 13 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.*

Children’s Dental Health Services, 1-7 pm, Fillmore County Public Health. Medical assistance accepted. Grants available, income based. Call for appt. 507-765-3898 or 507-5290436. 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 Pio­ neer Presbyterian Church, 206 Fillmore St., Chatfield.* AA Closed Meeting, 8pm, Presbyterian. Church, Mill St, Rushford.* VFW Men’s Auxilary meeting, 7pm Spring Valley VFW

THURSDAY, SEPT. 15 Free Senior Coffee, 9am, Heritage Grove, Harmony.* Storyhour, Harmony Public Library, 225 3rd Ave. SW, 11:00 – 11:45, Preschool ages, No School No Storyhour.* Canton Senior Citizens meet at 1pm for cards and visiting, Canton Community Center.* Chatfield Growers Market, 3-7pm, City Park, Chatfield. * Fillmore County Public Health Blood Pressure Clinic, 9:30-10:30am, City Hall, Wykoff. FRIDAY, SEPT. 16 Preston Farmer’s Market, 11am, Trailhead parking lot in Preston. * Chatfield NA meeting, 7:30pm, Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 206 Fillmore St. Chatfield.* Harmony AA meeting, 8pm, Harmony Community Center, 3rd Ave SW, Meeting Room 1. Call 507-886-3240 for info.*

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14 Spring Valley Area Foodshelf, 2-5pm. 1300 West Tracy Rd. Spring Valley.*

SATURDAY, SEPT. 17 Wykoff Farmers Market 9am- noon. Vendors needed, no charge. Pancake, Sausage, and Egg Breakfast Fundraiser- Supporting local Cub Scout Pack 67, 8-10:30 am PrestonUnited Methodist Church Mystery Cave- One-hour tours start at 10am, last tour at 4pm. Lanesboro Farmers Market, 9 am to noon, Sylvan Park.* SUNDAY, SEPT. 18 NA Meeting, 7:00pm, United Methodist Church, downstairs, Preston. Call Jay for info 507-765-4979. * Family Bingo Night- St. Paul Lutheran School Fundraiser, Chatfield. 5pm, all ages welcome. For more info call 867-3583. Pancake Breakfast- 8-10:30 am Lanesboro United Methodist Church. Fundraising for 2012 Youth Mission Trip Mystery Cave- One-hour tours start at 10am, last tour at 4pm. St. Paul Lutheran Church- Bingo, 5pm. Lunch being served. On the corner of Fillmore and Second, Chatfield Fountain AA Group closed meeting, 7:30pm. Fountain Lutheran Church, south Main St. and Highway 52.*

MONDAY, SEPT 19 Community Coffee, 9am, Park Lane Estates, Preston.* VFW Burger Nite- 5-8 pm, Spring Valley VFW Fillmore County Public Health Blood Pressure Checks, 1-3 p.m. Fillmore County Building, 902 Houston St. NW, Preston.* 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 507346-2469.* NA Meeting, 7:00pm, United Methodist Church, downstairs, Preston. Call Jay for info 507-765-4979. *

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The family of Betty Mckay would like to thank our friends and family for their support during Mom’s hospitalization and at the time of her passing. Thanks fo rthe cards, flowers, visits, calls, and food. Special thanks to the Miller girls: Margaret, Pam, and Julie for all their help. Also, thanks to Bonnie, Pastor Thompson, Pastor Betsy, Debbie, Brad, and the ladies of Mom’s circle for serving at the funeral. We wish to thank all our neighbors and friends for their support and expressions of sympathy. Mark- Nick and Erin McKay Mike- Alex, Ben, and Evan McKay t12- o ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A sincere thank you to Pastor Danick, friends, and relatives for all the flowers, visits, cards, and well wishes during my stay at St. Marys Hospital and since my return home. Darlene Johnson t12- o ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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*COUNTY PROJECTS* BIDS CLOSE SEPTEMBER 26, 2011 FILLMORE COUNTY, MN NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be accepted by the County Engineer, at the Fillmore County Highway Department, Preston, MN. until 1:30 p.m. on the 26th day of September, 2011, for the following project(s): S.A.P.’s 23-627-018; Cl-5 Aggregate Base, Bituminous Non-wear and Wear Mat’l, and Cl-2 Aggregate shouldering, on C.S.A.H. #27, located between the TH 43 and approx. north County line located in Rushford Village. Major quantities include: 3601 tons Cl-5 Agg base; 9438 tons 2360 Bituminous mixture; 2691 ton Cl-2 aggregate shouldering, and epoxy striping materials. Plan and proposal price for this project set is $25.00 picked up, and $30 if sent by US mail. These two projects are ‘tied’ contractually. Plans, proposals and specifications can be examined and obtained from the Fillmore County Highway Department, 909 Houston St., Preston, MN 55965, ph #507-765-3854. Requests for plans and proposals must be accompanied by a check, draft or a money order, payable to the Fillmore County Treasurer, in the amount mentioned above. Bids submitted must be individually sealed, and identified on the outside for each specific project. A bidder’s bond or a certified check in the amount of at least 5% of the total amount bid and payable must accompany each bid to the Treasurer of Fillmore County. Fillmore County reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Dated: September 2, 2011 John M. Grindeland, County Engineer Fillmore County, MN 9-12/9-19/9-26


*COUNTY PROJECTS* BIDS CLOSE SEPTEMBER 26, 2011 FILLMORE COUNTY, MN NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be accepted by the County Engineer, at the Fillmore County Highway Department, Preston, MN. until 1:30 p.m. on the 26th day of September, 2011, for the following project(s): S.A.P.’s 23-625-012 & 23-625-013; Milling, Bituminous Surfacing, and Aggregate shouldering, on C.S.A.H. #25, located between the N Lims Peterson and TH 30, and TH 16 to approx 1.0 mi south located in Arendahl Township & Rushford Village. Major quantities include: 69,182 s.y. milling; 7618 tons 2360 Bituminous Wear mixture; 2713 ton Cl-2 aggregate shouldering, and epoxy striping materials. Plan and proposal price for this project set is $25.00 picked up, and $30 if sent by US mail. These two projects are ‘tied’ contractually. Plans, proposals and specifications can be examined and obtained from the Fillmore County Highway Department, 909 Houston St., Preston, MN 55965, ph #507-765-3854. Requests for plans and proposals must be accompanied by a check, draft or a money order, payable to the Fillmore County Treasurer, in the amount mentioned above. Bids submitted must be individually sealed, and identified on the outside for each specific project. A bidder’s bond or a certified check in the amount of at least 5% of the total amount bid and payable must accompany each bid to the Treasurer of Fillmore County. Fillmore County reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Dated: September 2, 2011 John M. Grindeland, County Engineer Fillmore County, MN 9-012/9-19/9-26 Publish 12,19,26 TRAPPING IN FORESTVILLE TOWNSHIP Be advised, in Forestville Township, trapping of gophers is allowed only in ditches, culverts, and road right of way. All other trapping in these locations is not allowed. Connie Morger Clerk – Forestville Township Publish19,26 Preble Township change of meeting time The Preble Township regular meeting will be held Tuesday, September 20, 2011, at 4:30 pm at the Preble Town Hall Publish 12 ORDINANCE NO. TAX - 09062011 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LANESBORO, MINNESOTA, AMENDING THE CITY CODE BY ADDING CHAPTER 19 ENTITLED SALES AND USE TAX THE CITY OF LANESBORO DOES ORDAIN: Section 1. City Code Chapter 19, entitled Sales and Use Tax, is hereby added as follows: CHAPTER 19. SALES AND USE TAX §12.01 AUTHORITY (A) At the general election held November 2, 2010, the voters of the City of Lanesboro approved the imposition of a one-half percent sales and use tax

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to pay all or part of the capital costs of improvements to City streets and utility systems and the betterment of City municipal buildings (collectively, the “Improvements”), all as described more fully in the Resolution adopted by the City Council on February 7, 2011. (B) The Minnesota legislature has, by the laws of Minnesota for 2011, chapter 7, article 4, section 13, authorized the city to impose an additional sales and use tax within the City to provide revenues to pay all or part of the costs of the Improvements. Authorized expenses include, but are not limited to, paying construction and equipment costs related to the Improvements and paying debt service on bonds or other obligations issued by the City to finance the Improvements. The amount of revenue from the tax imposed that may be used to finance the Improvements and any associated bond costs or other obligations is limited to $800,000. The city approved the act in accordance with applicable law. §12.02 DEFINITIONS. The words, terms and phrases used in this chapter shall have the meaning ascribed to them in Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 297A, except where the context clearly indicates otherwise. In addition, the following definitions shall apply: ACT means the laws of Minnesota for 2011, chapter 7, article 4, section 13, or as may be amended. CHAPTER means this chapter in its present form and as subsequently codified in the city code. CITY means the City of Lanesboro. COMMISSIONER means the commissioner of revenue for the state acting under the authority of an agreement entered into between the city and the state pursuant to the act, or such other person or entity designated to administer and collect the city’s sales and use tax. DIRECTOR means the Administrator of the City. RETAILER MAINTAINING A PLACE OF BUSINESS IN THE CITY OR ANY LIKE TERM means any retailer having or maintaining within the City, directly or by a subsidiary or an affiliate, an office, place of distribution, sales or sample room or place, warehouse or other place of business, or having any representative, including an affiliate, agent, sales person, canvasser or solicitor operating in the City under the authority of the retailer or its subsidiary, for any purpose, including the repairing, selling delivering, installation, or soliciting of order of the retailer’s goods or services, or the leasing of tangible personal property located in the City, whether the place of business or agent, representative, affiliate, sales person, canvasser, or solicitor, is located in the City permanently or temporarily, or whether or not the retailer or subsidiary is authorized to do business within the City. LANESBORO SALES AND USE TAX means the sales and use tax imposed and collected pursuant to this chapter. §12.03 SALES AND USE TAX. Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, there is hereby imposed an additional excise tax in the amount of onehalf of one percent of the gross receipts from the sales at retail, and the storage, use, distribution or consumption of goods or services which are taxable, pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 297A and occur within the City of Lanesboro. The imposition, administration, collection and enforcement of this tax shall be governed by the provisions of Minnesota Statutes, Chapters 297A, 270C, and 289A. §12.04. SEPARATE STATEMENT; COLLECTION FROM PURCHASER, ADVERTISING NO TAX, MINIMUM UNIFORM TAX COLLECTION METHODS. The Lanesboro sales and use tax shall be stated and charged separately from the sales price or charge for service insofar as practical, and should be a debt from the purchaser to the seller recoverable at law in the same manner as other debts. In computing the tax to be collected as a result of any transaction, any amount of tax less than one-half of one cent may be disregarded and amounts of tax onehalf cent or more may be considered an additional cent. If the sales price of any sale at retail is ninety-nine cents or less, no tax shall be collected. §12.05. EXEMPTION CERTIFICATES. A fully completed exemption certificate taken from a purchaser to the effect that the property purchased is for resale or that the sale is otherwise exempt from the application of the tax imposed by this chapter will conclusively relieve the retailer from collecting and remitting the tax. A person who has obtained from the Commissioner an exemption certificate pursuant to the Minnesota Statutes, Section 297A may use such exemption certificate for the purposes of the sales tax imposed by the City. §12.06. PRESUMPTION OF PURPOSE OF SALE. For the purpose of the proper administration and enforcement of §12.03 of this chapter, it shall be presumed that all retail sales for delivery in the City are for storage, use, or other consumption in the City until the contrary is established. §12.07. COLLECTION OF SALES AND USE TAX AT TIME OF SALE. (A) Any retailer making deliveries within

the City, any retailer maintaining a place of business in the City, or any other retailer otherwise doing business within the City, upon making sales or any items described in §12.03 which are not exempted from the sales tax imposed under that section and which are to be delivered or caused to be delivered within the City to the purchaser, shall at the time of making such sales collect the sales and use tax from the purchaser. The tax collected by such retailer shall be remitted to the Commissioner on behalf of the City. (B) Any retailer required to collect the Lanesboro sales and use tax and remit such tax to the Commissioner pursuant to this section shall register with the Commissioner and provide such other information as the Commissioner may require. §12.08. AGENT OF RETAILER. When in the opinion of the Commissioner it is necessary for the efficient administration of the tax, the Commissioner may regard any salesman, representative, trucker, peddler or canvasser as the agent of the dealer, distributor, supervisor, employer or other person under whom such salesman, representative, trucker, peddler or canvasser operated or from whom the tangible property is being sold is obtained, and may regard the dealer, distributor, supervisor, employer or other person as a retailer for the purposes of this chapter. §12.09. EFFECTIVE DATE, TRANSITIONAL SALES. Except as otherwise provided herein, the Lanesboro sales and use tax authorized by this chapter shall apply to sales made on or after January 1, 2012 and shall be in addition to all other taxes now in effect. The Lanesboro sales and use tax shall not apply to the following: (A) The gross receipts from the purchase or lease of tangible personal property made under an enforceable contract entered into before January 1, 2012, provided that delivery or possession of items is taken on or before March 1, 2012. (B) The gross receipts from the purchase of taxable services made under an enforceable contract entered into before January 1, 2012 and for which payment was made before January 1, 2012, provided that the services were provided before March 1, 2012. (C) The gross receipts from the purchase of construction materials used to complete a lump sum or fixed price construction contract that was signed and enforceable before January 1, 2012, and that does not provide for an allocation of future taxes, provided that the construction materials are used exclusively in performing the contract and the materials are delivered before July 1, 2012. (D) The gross receipts from the purchase of utility services if the utility bill includes charges for services furnished before January 1, 2012; however, the Lanesboro sales and use tax shall apply to all utility bills for periods beginning January 1, 2012. §12.10. COLLECTION AND ENFORCEMENT. The Lanesboro sales and use tax imposed by the City pursuant to this chapter shall be subject to the same interests, penalties, and other rules as are applicable to the State general sales tax imposed by Minnesota Statutes, Chapters 289A and 297A. The Lanesboro sales and use tax imposed by the City pursuant to this chapter may be collected by the State on behalf of the City as provided by an appropriate agreement with the Minnesota Commissioner or Revenue. §12.11. TAX CLEARANCE; ISSUANCE OF LICENSES. The City may not issue or renew a license for the conduct of trade or business in the City if the Commissioner notifies the City that the applicant for such license owes delinquent Lanesboro sales and use taxes as provided in this chapter, or penalties or interest due on such taxes. For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings: (A) Lanesboro sales and use taxes include sales and use tax as provided in this chapter including all penalties and interest due on said sales and use taxes. (B) Delinquent taxes do no include a tax liability if: (1) in administrative or court action which contests the amount of validity or the liability has been filed or served; (2) the appeal period to contest tax liability has not expired; or (3) the applicant has entered into a payment agreement and is current with the payments. (C) Applicant means an individual if the license is issued to or in the name of an individual or the corporation, partnership or other entity if the license is issued to or in the name of a corporation, partnership or other entity. (D) A copy of the notice of delinquent taxes given to the City shall also be sent to the applicant taxpayer. In the case of renewal of a license, if the applicant requests a hearing in writing, within thirty (30) days of the receipt of the notice of delinquent taxes, then a contested case hearing shall be held by the Commissioner under the same proce-

dures as provided in Minnesota Statutes, Section 270C.72 for the State sales and use tax imposed under Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 297A, provided that if a hearing must be held on the State sales and use tax, hearings may be combined. Section 2. Effective date. The effective date of this ordinance shall be the 12th day of September, 2011. THIS ORDINANCE was introduced on the 6th day of September, 2011, and adopted by the City Council of the City of Lanesboro, Minnesota, on the 6th day of September, 2011, by the following vote: AYES: Steve Rahn, Joe O’Connor, Tom Dybing, Ceil Allen and Keith Eide NAYS: None ATTEST: APPROVED: _____________________ ____________________________ City Administrator Mayor Published in the Fillmore County Journal on September 12, 2011. STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF FILLMORE IN DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 23-PR-11-665 Estate of Roger Danielson, Decedent NOTICE TO CREDITORS: FOREIGN PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE ACTING IN MINNESOTA Notice is given that Mildred Danielson residing at 2359 358th Street, Decorah, IA 52101 is the domiciliary foreign personal representative (“Personal Representative”) for the estate of Roger Danielson, a resident in the state of Iowa. On August 24, 2011, the Personal Representative filed with the Court a document stating an intention to exercise, as to assets in Minnesota, all powers of a local personal representative and to maintain actions and proceedings in Minnesota in accordance it. Stat. 524.4205. Notice is also given that any Minnesota creditor who objects to the Personal Representative’s exercise of power over assets in Minnesota must file a written objection within 60 days from the Personal Representative’s filing. If no objections are filed, the representative may, after the expiration of the 60 day period, exericse all powers of a local personal representative. James D. Attwood Court Administrator /s/ Lynn Benson Deputy Attorney for Foreign Personal Representativer

PUBLIC NOTICES Dennis G. Larson (MN 00060501) Larson Law Office 312 W. Main St. Decorah, IA 52101 563-382-8449

Publish 5,12 STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF FILLMORE IN DISTRICT COURT THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 23-PR-11-678 In Re: Estate of Phyllis W. Sauer a/k/a Phyllis Wanda Sauer f/k/a Phyllis Wanda Gunderson NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND INFORMAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is given that an application for informal probate of the Decedent’s Will dated August 23, 2003 (“Will”), has been filed with the Registrar. The application has been granted. Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed Brian M. Sauer whose address is: 608 S Broadway Spring Valley, MN 55975 as personal representative of the Estate of the Decedent. Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative. Unless objections are filed with the Court (pursuant to Minn. Stat. 524.3-607) and the Court otherwise orders, the personal representative has full power to administer the Estate including, after 30 days from the date of issuance of letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease or distribute real estate. Any objections to the probate of the will or appointment of the Personal Representative must be filed with this Court and will be heard by the Court after the filing of an appropriate petition and proper notice of hearing. Notice is also given that (subject to Minn. Stat. 524.3-801) all creditors having claims against the decedent’s Estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: 8/30/11 /s/ James D. Attwood Registrar James D. Attwood Court Administrator Attorney for Applicant Kelly M. Wagner #0314031 Baudler, Baudler, Maus & Blahnik 124 North Broadway PO Box 1268 Spring Valley, MN 55975 (507) 346-7301 Fax: (507) 346-2537 Publish 5,12



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haRMoNy: Top Quality Ranch home vaulted ceiling, granite counter tops, gas fireplace . LL finished. Lg heated garage, 3 bdrm, 3 bath $257,900 haRMoNy 3 bedrm, 2 bath Ranch. Open & spacious, mature trees, att, 26 x 32 garage, $130,000 Harmony

haRMoNy: Spacious 2 story home, 4 bdrm, 3 bath, 3 car garage. -1 acre. Reduced $145,000 haRMoNy: 2 bdrm ranch home , corner lot , great kitchen, with breakfast bar. 2 car att garage. $122,500 ChuRCh hill CoNdoS iNCRedible ViewS: Easy access to trails, river, theatre and shopping. Completed or Unfinished units, offering you the opportunity design & finish to your specifications. $150,000 and under call for details laNeSboRo: 3 bdrm home, 3 bdrms, numerous updates. Large deck, great yard! Garage Lanesboro $139,900 laNeSboRo : 4 bdrm 2 bath split, 2 car garage, fireplace , ceramic tile, deck with wooded view. $153,500

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hoMeS oN aCReaGe Mabel, 2 story, nicely updated,, new SPaCiouS: 4 bdrm, 2 ½ bath New liStiNG – 5 acres : large 4 windows, nice sized rooms. det garage. & home. LL familyrm, brick fireplace, bedroom 2 story, 2 baths & main floor Affordable $59,900 masterbedrm , walk in closets. 24 x laundry. 28x28 garage new 2010, 26 det garage. Deck & screen porch. perm siding, shingles 2008. Heated haRMoNy: 2 bedroom home updated windows, shingles, Harmony $126,900 shop w/220, 60x45 pole shed, 3 acres fixtures, painting, oak floors refinished, gutters, covered (patio 9 JuSt liSted: Modern living with the arts & crafts feel, x 18) Garage built in 2001 $72,900 tillable.. Greenleafton area charming 2 bdrm home with view of North Bluff Lanesboro. New liStiNG Large 2 story home JuSt liSted: 3 bdrm 2 story on quiet street , $96,900 4 bdrm home,, original features, good 1 car garage. Reduced to $39,900 Mabel:, 3 bedroom, 2 bath Ranch, condition, garage, sheds Acreage LL familyroom, and office. Att garage. Harmony $129,900 Reduced $84,900 CaNtoN – 21 aCReS hobby wykoff: 3 bedroom, 2 story, deep lot, good sized rooms, PReStoN 1 ½ story 2 bedrm home, office/den area. Att garage storage shed, 2 car detached garage. Reduced $49,900 faRM, ReduCed: Neatly kept Preston Reduced $69,900 3 bedroom home, det garage, shop. haRMoNy: Affordable, efficient & move in ready, this is Lg Shed, barns, and fenced pasture. haRMoNy: Spacious 2 bdrm Ranch many updates, country one of the nicest little properties you will find! Good sized lot $185,000 views. Att garage Harmony Reduced $85,500 $35,900 laNd & lotS haRMoNy: 2 story home with many Mabel; 3 bdrm 2 bath , 2 story home, updated, CA, HE Furnace, Garage, near aG / ReC laNd 35 aCReS +/- 19 acres of crop land, 16 A original wood work, wood floors, pillars. woods with trout stream $134,900 Lanesboro park. Harmony Reduced $69,900 New windows, kitchen, bath. Lg 2 car garage with shop. $92,000 haRMoNy- buildable lot 150 x 125, edge of town, view of JuSt liSted: Drive a little, get a lot! equity buildeR: 2 bdrm plus loft, nice layout, only golf course, city utilities $21,900 laNeSboRo- buildable lot 1/3 of an acre, awesome view Large 2 story home 4 bdrms, updated $33,500 kitchen & baths. Familyroom, fireplace, well MaiNtaiNed 3 bedm home, updated kitchen & bath. on edge of town city utilities $31,000 deck, garage, gardens only $109,900 Furnace, shingles, updated in 2002. $59,900 CabiN oN 1.86 aCReS: Scenic setting with a great view! Quality built cabin with JuSt liSted: Appealing 1 ½ story home well kept, main floor ReduCed: Affordable 1 ½ story home on corner lot 3 bedrm, the ‘’upnorth woods’’ feel. Sleeps 6-8 Interior bedroom, bath, and laundry, 2 bdrms & bath up. 2 car garage , det garage. $54,900 Seller says bring all offers! Preston nicely finished, insulated, and full electrical large lot! $79,900 service. Near Forestville State Park. haRMoNy : Nicely Kept: 2 bedrm MoVe iN Ready RaNCh: 3 bdrm, 2 bath Ranch, Eat home, hardwd floors, built in hutch. LL CoMMeRCial PRoPeRtieS in kitchen, oak hdwdfloors. Lower den, rec area. CAir, Garage Harmony Retail + aPaRtMeNt= PRofit Great opportunity level offers income opportunity as an $58,900 with main street location in Harmony 2 bdrm apartment with apartment Att heated 2 car $113,900 laundry, private entry and 2 car garage ONLY $69,900 laNeSboRo 3 bedroom, 2 bath,. Detached 24’x 30’ garage, JuSt liSted: Split level home with 2 car garage on good ReStauRaNt: Well established business, super location, sized lot. Canton $55,000 insulated, heated & AC shop. Great yard. $119,900 turn key call for details.

ABR, GRI 715 North Broadway (Home Federal Bldg.), Spring Valley, MN 108 N. waShiNGtoN aVe., SPRiNG Valley, $89,900 New liSiNGPrepared to be wowed with this 4 bdrm 2 bath home. Numerous updates with newer kitchen with cherry cabinets, finished lower level with gas fireplace and wet bar, hardwood floors, original wood work, newer windows, updated 200 amp electrical, fenced back yard and convenient location near downtown businesses, library and post office.


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Open HOuse - sat. sept. 17 Chatfield - gorgeous new ranch home on large quiet lot and is on dead end street. 10:30 am - 12:00 noon Main floor has 3 bedrooms, 3 12536 Nicholas Spring Road, baths (Jack & Jill), Master bedChatfield - 6.5 aCReS room with 2 walk-in closets, w/ Directions: Hwy 74/30 East from Chatfield to Troy, take in ceramic tile shower. Open floor plan has kitchen with right on Co. Rd. 6, then ½ Hickory cabinets, dining room and living room. Lower mile and right on Old Fort Rd., then left on Nicholas level is set up for in floor heat, family room, rec room, bath and 4th bedroom. Heated 4+ car garage (1444 sq. ft.), deck, Spring Rd. Completely remodeled country home with all the charm covered porch and storage shed. $289,900 and character. Additional house and 1.1 acres available. fouNtaiN - Ideal home to remodel and earn some equity. New vinyl siding, roof, Schools - St.Charles or Chatfield. Kitchen w/maple windows, furnace and electrical. cabinets, tile flooring, large center island & updated apWood floors, living room, dining pliances. Fir wood floors, 9’ ceilings, mud room, formal room, main floor laundry, 3 bedliving room & dining room w/pocket doors, family room rooms and large lot. Schools can & main floor bath w/claw tub. 2nd level: 4 bedrooms, be Chatfield, Lanesboro or Fillmore Central. Great price bath & walk-up attic. Lower level finished w/stucco walls, has family room, rec room & bar area. New fur- at $49,900 nace with wood/lp combo. Central vac, new windows, fouNtaiN - Gorgeous 3+bedroom, 3 bath home that has been completely remodeled & updated wiring & plumbing. Many outbuildings for aniupdated. Formal living and dinmals & 5 car garage. $325,000 ing room, family room, rec room, Chatfield - Perfect house for downsizing or just main floor laundry & 3 car heated starting out. 2+ bedrooms, main floor laundry and bedroom. garage (960 sq.ft.). 2 gas fireplaces, wood floors, newer furNewer flooring, gas fireplace, nace & roof, steel siding, covered deck, all on 4 city lots. aluminum siding, mature trees, Choice of 4 schools. $144,900 and large private fenced yard. 2+ laNeSboRo - great location garage/shop, dog kennel and close to school. $91,900 close to state bike trail and great Chatfield - Unlimited poviews of the scenic bluffs. Small studio cottage is ideal for weektential on this victorian house. 9’ end getaway. Room to expand. ceilings, 2 stairways to 2nd level, $39,750 formal living room, dining room and open kitchen with center is- laNeSboRo - very well kept home on quiet street in scenic Lanesboro. 3 bedrooms, land. Large corner lot with mature trees. $119,900 formal living room, dining Chatfield - 3+ bedroom ramroom, family room and eat-in bler w/2 baths, newer windows, kitchen. 2 enclosed porches, gas fireplace, 2 car garage, vinyl w/o lower level, & 2 car garage. siding. Located close to parks and downtown. All appliances will Updates include new roof, vinyl siding, hot water heater & reinsulated. Reduced $79,900 stay. $129,900 $119,900 laNeSboRo - Charm and Chatfield - towNhouSe - Great price on this character describe this home with immaculate 3 bedroom, 2 bath original Douglas fir floors. Main townhouse. Formal dining room, floor has high ceilings and archways living room, open kitchen with for character. Lower level is partially center island. Family room in lower level with w/o to patio and sheetrocked. Newer 2 car garage and great location to state fenced yard. Deck is covered and ideal for relaxing. 2+ trails & park. Now - $114,900 Mabel - Cabin on 16 acres-gorgeous 16 acre wooded garage is insulated and sheetrocked. Now $139,900 site with new cabin, well and septic. Chatfield - Spectacular w/out ranch loaded with Knotty pine interior, steel siding, extras. Open floor plan ofcovered porch, in-floor heat, kitchen, fers 3 bedrooms on main bath, laundry and loft area. Ideal for floor, main floor laundry, weekend getaway, rec land and great hickory wood floors, 2 gas fireplaces, granite counter- hunting. $169,900 $159,900 tops, maple cabinets and PReStoN - This house is currently used as rental, but would make a great starter home. trim. Master bedroom with private bath w/ceramic Knotty pine walls and ceilings, walk-in shower and whirlpool tub, race track ceiling enclosed porch, main floor laundry, and w/in closet. Lower level family room walks out to & 2 car garage. $52,500 patio with built in grill, rec room & 4th bedroom & bath. Reduced $249,900

409 MiNNeSota St., oStRaNdeR $59,900 - 4 bdrm home on 1/3 acre in town! Affordable living in small town atmosphere. Many updates have been done to the home including new roof, siding, windows, sheet rock & paint, and flooring. Large eat in kitchen, bay window and main floor laundry. There is a single car garage (presently used as workshop) and barn for additional storage and use. Priced to sell!!

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PReStoN - This large rambler sits on quiet street & had great views of deck. Home has been updated. Large open kitchen and dining room, living room, large master bedroom, and main floor laundry. Large lower level family room with w/out to covered patio. New siding, windows flooring and heated garage. $139,900 PReStoN - towNhoMe - Gorgeous views of countryside and golf course. 9’ ceilings, beautiful custom cabinets, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, main floor laundry and 2 car heated garage. Lower level family room is finished in tongue and groove pine and w/o to patio. Now $149,900 RoCheSteR -towNhoMe - Hard to find townhome in Salem Point. Enjoy the water view from the 4-season porch or private patio. Large living room w/fireplace, separate formal dining room, master bedroom w/full bath and w/in closet. Open kitchen w/center island. 2nd level has 2 additional bdrms, full bath & family room.Now $345,000 Chatfield - Great location for this 5 bedroom, 4 bath 2-story home on 1.7 acre lot backing up to woods. Main floor has open floor plan w/kitchen, kitchen dining, living room w/fireplace, 4-season porch, formal dining room & laundry. Lower level is finished with family room w/fireplace and w/o to patio, 2 additional bedrooms, kitchenette/ wet bar, & 3/4 bath. 3-car insulated garage, 2 patios, private fenced yard, & 20x26 carriage house w/TV, phone & ethernet. $369,900 whalaN - Remodeled rambler conveniently located next to state bike trail. 3 bedrooms on main floor, new flooring, hickory cabinets, new siding, large deck & new windows and roof. Ideal for weekend getaway or permanent home. Now $99,900 faRM/aCReaGeS Chatfield - Gorgeous 40+/-wooded parcel west of town approx. 2 1/2 miles.Abundance of wildlife, springs and scenery. $159,900 Chatfield - 27 aCReS Gorgeous setting on dead-end road. 27 acres of woods, CRP, and beautiful scenery. Abundance of deer, turkey, pheasant and other wildlife. Main floor has living room with fireplace and new laminate flooring, dining room, kitchen and laundry/mudroom. Lower level was recently finished with 2 d/o that are used as bedrooms, full bath and family room with kitchenette/bar. $204,900 Chatfield - Spectacular home on cul-de-sac, 4.37 acres, with privacy. 6 bedrooms, 5 baths (2 Jack & Jill), lg open kitchen & dining room w/maple & cherry cabinets & maple flooring. Main floor master w/large w/in closet & master bath w/Jacuzzi & make up area. Living room: 26’ vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace & stone wall surround to ceiling, built-in entertainment center. 2nd level - 4 bedrooms, 2 baths & loft area. Lower level - large open family room w/wood burner, sunken bar, rec room, bath, & bedroom. 3 car heated garage, large private deck, outside bar w/built -in grill & TV, fire pit & patio. 2 furnaces, 2 c/a units & 2 hot water heaters. This home has it all. $549,000 $519,900

faRM/aCReaGeS laNeSboRo/whalaN - 8 acre hobby farm perfect for some horses or cattle. House could have 5 bedrooms if needed. Main floor master, main floor laundry, screended in porch, living room and family room w/wood burner. New roof, new well and furnace. 50x112 shed that includes 50x64 heated shop with water and high ceilings. Out door wood burner heats house and shop. Additional sheds for hay and animals. $199,900 laNeSboRo - 2.5 acres Location! Location! Location! Beautiful rambler on 2.5 acres close to state bike trail & Root River. Gorgeous views, wildlife & only 2 1/2 miles from town. Main floor offers open kitchen & dining area w/knotty pine ceilings, maple cabinets, granite counter tops, wood floors & 9’ceilings. Formal living room w/fireplace, formal dining, main floor laundry/ mud room. Master bedroom has full bath w/ whirpool tub. Lower level has in-floor heat, family room with w/o, 2 additional large bedrooms, and bath. Large covered deck to relax and enjoy the views, 2+attached garage, stamped sidewalks & patio, & central vac. $324,900 laNeSboRo - 14 acre paradise just north of Lanesboro. 1 mile from Eagle Bluff, close to Root River & State Trail. Ideal for horses or cattle. Large open kitchen & formal dining room, newer living room with fireplace and knotty pine. Main floor laundry, 4-season porch, large deck with hot tub, sauna, putting green and more. Barn w/ shop above and heated shop/garage below 20 aCReS - PReStoN/haRMoNy Ideal hobby farm w/tons of charm and character. 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, 9’ ceilings, original woodwork, wood floors, formal living rooms, dining room, family room, sun room and large main floor laundry/mud room. Walk-up attic is completely redone with 3/4 bath and bedroom. Kitchen has been completly remodeled, new furnace. 3-car attached garage, remodeled shed is now a heated work-out room. (80x36) shed, plus (90x45) shed. This home has everything. $249,900 PReStoN - 15 acres - gorgeous setting for the 15 aces w/great hunting. House has been updated & remodeled. Vinyl siding, wrap around deck, new c/a & wood-burner/ l/p combo for heat. Garage has 10’ door & is hooked-up for in-floor heat. Shop is heated & has air plus 1/2 bath. You’ll love the privacy & the setting. $219,900 $209,900 SPRiNG Valley - Masonic Park - Wooded 7 acre parcel with cabin and next to park. Everything you want with scenery, privacy, wildlife and close to creek and park. cabin has electricty, screened in porch, loft and new steel roof. $92,900 whalaN - 4 acres - Charming acreage north of Whalan, close to State Trail. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, newer windows, wood floors, main floor laundry, a covered porch. Outbuildings for machinery and animals. $149,900 lotS foR Sale - Chatfield - Fingerson & Donahoe - 1st Subdivison - Lots Starting At - $29,900 CoMMeRCial - Business not closing, just for sale. wykoff - Gold St. Restaurant - Established restaurant, turn key operation. Building completely renovated, equipment is newer and all inventory stays. Restaurant menu offers pizza, steak and fish specials, and more. Ideal for catering & deliveries. Additional dining area in lower level. $285,000

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Multi-family garage sale: Friday, Sept. 16 2-6 pm and Saturday Sept. 17 8am-1pm. Lots of clothes, dishes, household items, knick knacks, chairs, couch, glass desk, office chair, piano, something for everyone! 102 Second Street, Fountain, MN. g12- x

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Marzolf- 124 Crown Hill Rd. PrestonFriday 8:00-5:00 and Saturday 7:30-2:00. Children and adult clothing, household items, holiday decor, vintage pyrex, shovels, and many misc. items. g12- o

Odenbrett’s, 1101 Matthew St. SW, Preston, Fri. 9/16 and Sat. 9/17, 7:30- 2. Antiques, rustic, vintage decor, old chairs/ tables/linens/lighting/doors/, misc. Many items $5.00 and under! (Top of Ridge Road turn on Judy Lane to Matthew Street.) g12- x

Garage Sale: “We’ve moved and everything won’t fit” sale. Thu. Sept. 15 3pm-7pm, Fri. Sept. 16 7:30 am-5pm, and Sat. Sept. 17 7:30 am -noon. Misc. household, Christmas decor, golf clubs, toys, dolls, girls clothing 0-3T and more. Tom and Estherann Jarland, 255 3rd Ave. SE Harmony. g12- o

September 16-17, 8am-6pm. 3 glass fireplace fronts, aquarium, antique canning jars, recliner, hide-a-bed, desks, shelving, dishes, books. Hoffmann Stables, 1 mile N of Preston on Hwy 52. g12- x

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St. Joseph Equipment is looking for a Service Technician to work on a wide variety of farm and light industrial equipment at our Eyota MN location. Applicants must provide good work ethics, communication skills, along with the ability to problem solve. Pay will be based on experience. Generous Health Insurance, 401K, Dental, and Vacation available. Call Greg at 507-545-2000 for details. Or send resume to St. Joseph Equipment 4710 County Rd. 7 SE Eyota, MN 55934 h29tfn- o

Spring Valley Senior Living is looking for individuals to fill part-time laundry and housekeeping positions. Laundry position includes every other weekend, housekeeping position is every Sunday. If interested please send application or resume to Spring Valley Senior Living , Attn: Human Resources, 800 Memorial Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975, or email EOE h5,12- o

On the Crunchy Side in Harmony is expanding our hours. So, we are hiring cooks/kitchen staff- day and evening shifts available. Join a growing business! Great palce to work and learn! Permanent positions- grown with us! Apply in person anytime Thu-Sun. after 2 pm- ask for Miles. h5,12- o


DRIVERS: Custom build your home time! Full and part-time oppurtunities in midwest. Daily pay. Call Knight to build your dream job. 800-414-9569 MCAN NOW Hiring: Companies desperately need employees to assemble products at home. No selling, any hours. $500 weekly potential. Info 1-985-646-1700 DEPT. MN-485. h29,5,12- x PRINTING PRESS OPERATOR: 5 unit web offset press, benefit package. Ideal location to hunt, fish. Salary dependent upon experience. Call Dean Heller, Rocket Printing, Armour, SD 605-7242848 MCAN Full and part-time RN, LPN, and CNA positions available.: Rotating shifts, competitive wages, weekend and shift wage differentials, paid orientation and training. Caring and supportive environment. If interested please send application or resume to Spring Valley Senior Living, Attn: Human Resources, 800 Memorial Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975, or email EOE. h12- o Drivers: CDL-A FedEx ground: Owner operator teams and small fleet owners. Weekly settlements. Fuel supplement program. All runs hub-to-hub. 100% drop and hoook. Outstanding home time and more! FedEx Ground will contract with entities that are established under state law as corporations. 866-832-6339 MCAN Employee Wanted: Help to build hoop buildings this fall. Contact John at 507-923-1890 h12- o Local advertising sales rep. Industry leading company. Excellent base salary, commissions, expenses, benefits. Experience preferred, but will train right person. Phone 800-401-3920 MCAN Journeyman electrician opening: Industrial, commercial and residential wiring. Competitive wages and benefits included. Located in Southwestern ND. Call Schmidt Electric in Killdeer, ND ATTN: Computer work- Work from anywhere 24/7. Up to $1,500 part-time to $7,500/mo. full-time. Training provided. h22 MCAN SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT coordinator for Aatrix Software. Multiple projects, 12 developers + offsite development. Coordinate with partners, support, sales. Apply via email: bruces@aatrix. com MCAN

Spring Valley Senior Living is looking for creative individuals to fill a parttime marketing/fund development position. This position is approximately 16-20 hours per week. Schedule is flexible. Primary responsibilities include developing, coordinating, directing, and administering our facility’s marketing and fund development programs and services. If interested please send cover letter and resume to Spring Valley Senior Living, Attn: Human Resources, 800 Memorial Drive, Spring Valley, MN 55975, or e-mail EOE h5,12- o PART-TIME Van Driver needed at Fillmore Central Schools. Position is for two days a week for eight hours per week, usually Sunday evening and Friday early afternoon. If interested, please call Micki Breitsprecher, Director of Special Education at 507-765-3845. h12- o Drivers needed: Earn up to $45,000 your first year + benefits. Get pre-hired with Roehl, TMC, Halvor Lines, Swift, Werner & others. No experience needed. Training classes start weekly. Call 877459-6044. MCAN HOPPER COMPANY: New pay package! Sign-on bonus! OTR Drivers: 250,000 miles, 24 years old. Good miles, bonuses & benefits. F&M Transport, West Fargo, ND: 701/282-0476. MCAN On the Crunchy Side in Harmony is hiring bartenders/wait staff- varying shifts, ask for Lisa. Apply in person Wed. -Sun., anytime after 4 pm. h5,12- o

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HUGE SALE: PS3 and 2 games, Wii games, DVD’s, VHS’s, furniture, toys, antiques, household items, fishing, camping equipment, games, hot tub, bar lights, bar and stools, gas scooter, utility trailer, punching bag and glove, name brand clothing all sizes, golf cart, crafts, decor items and so much more. Thurs. 8am-8pm, Fri. 8am-8pm, Sat. 8am-4pm. Preston 300 Cottage Grove, look for sign and balloons. g12- x

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St. Joseph Equipment - General Manager, Eyota (Rochester), MN. St Joseph Equipment is a Wisconsin and Minnesota multi store, multi brand equipment dealer. We are a family owned business having served the agricultural community for more than 50 years. We pride ourselves by being the service leader in our area. The General Manager will be responsible for;Managing the day to day operations of the dealership, increasing departmental sales, profits and market share year over year, maintaining a clean, safe, neat work and customer environment, both in-house and the dealership grounds. Qualified Applicants will have industry experience and management background, be able to lead, direct coach and teach 20+ employees, have strong communication and financial skills, have a high degree of professionalism and ethical a customer service advocate, live or willing to relocate to Rochester, MN area. Interested Applicants will receive Generous Health Insurance, 401K, Dental, Vacation, Life Insurance, LTD benefits. To apply email your resume to; smwuebben@ St. Joseph Equipment, Inc. Attn: Sherry Wuebben N1751 County Road M; La Crosse, WI 54601 h29tfn- o

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Healthy LIfe Expo Minneapolis Convention Center, Oct. 22-23. Up to 200 exhibitors, 3 stages, product sampling, beauty podutcts, fitness, more! Exhibit 952/238-1700 MCAN

Must go this week:Blonde TV stand/newspaper rack, top 13x18- 28” H $25 OBO. TV set/VCR sharp 13” $40 OBO. TV set/VCR Emerson 13” $40 OBO. Typing table- 2 drop leaves $15 OBO. Dehumidifier $50 OBO. Entertainment center $60 OBO. 651-528-9415 s12- x

Sawmills from only $3,997. Make money and save money with your own bandmill- cut lumber from any dimension. In stock ready to ship Free info and DVD. 800578-1363 Ext. 300N s22 MCAN

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Black walnut sheller- takes green shell off black walnuts. Comes with a pick up tool. Can shell a truck load in an hour. Call Ted Mueller at 507-289-8444. s5,12,19,26- x

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS. You WIN or Pay Us Nothing. Contact Disability Group, Inc. Today! BBB Accredited. Call For Your FREE Book & Consultation. 888-8193552 (MFPA)

DH Windows $179 Any size. Installation included. Unbeatable price! Unbeatable quality! Lifetime warranty! Tax credit available! Insured/year-around-installation. Four or more. Visit www.greensourcewindows. com or call 888-690-9892 s22 MCAN MEL’S Golf CARTS: New!Yamaha gas golf carts! (New carts will have aprice increase.) Also other new midels and over 50 used carts. Will take trades. Finance available for qualified buyers. Stop and shop at 13 Garfield Ave., Albert Lea, MN. Call 507-438-2705. 5,12,19- x

Happy 16th Birthday Cody

PUPPIES: Free to a good home. Australian Shepherd/Border Collie/Blue Heeler mix. Males and females. Ready to go. (507) 4581022. s12- o PIANOS, DIGITAL PIANOS, church organs- New, used, sales and service. Call Dewey Kruger Music, Northwood, Iowa, 641-324-1300, 800-933-5830. s29,5,12-x

on Sept. 12th


Love, Grandpa & Grandma

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Exmark Quest 48” sale priced, no trade. Also have a few good used push mowers. Come see us or call 507-7654979 South Branch Outdoor Equipment, Preston, MN. s8/8-9/19- o BILL’S GUN SHOP. Hours 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm M-F, Sat 8am to 8pm. Sunday by appt. We buy, sell, trade & repair. 1-1/4 miles south of Carimona, 19708 Kava Rd, Preston. 507-765-2762. s9/29eow- o

MIDWEST HOTEL Furniture Liquidators, LLC. Visit friendly Alexandria, MN. Furniture for resorts, cabins, homes. 320763-5361. Interesting pieces for every budget. MCAN Two Dozen mallard duck decoys. Six Canada goose field decoys. 507-864-7728 or 507-459-4369 s12- x

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100% GUARANTEED OMAHA STEAKS - SAVE 64% on the Family Value Canton: 35 acres wooded & CRP enclosed Collection. NOW ONLY $49.99 Plus 3 FREE GIFTS & right-to-the-door delivery deer stands, food plots in a reusable cooler, ORDER Today. 1-888Canton: 7 wooded acres log cabin all 375-5729 or† furnished, private, good location value74 use code 45069TLR (MFPA)

Whalan: Buildable lots, 46 acre wooded

STEEL BUILDINGS: 5 only 16x22, common area, Root River & Gribben trout 25x36, 30x46, 45x84, 50x100. Will Sell stream on property for Balance Owed! Free Delivery! Must Preston: 10 acres with a new home built Move Now! Still Crated! 1-800-411-5869 x211 (MFPA) on it plus a 2 car attached garage, large deck.



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Happy 90th Birthday Lyle House!!! Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011 7pm - 10pm

Happy 1st Birthday Brody Sept. 18th

Love, Mommy & Daddy

Serenity Havana Yonts Born August 15, 2011

7lbs. 6oz. 19 1/4 inches

No gifts necessary! Come wish him a happy birthday and dance a time or 2 with him! Preston Servicemen’s Club 212 Saint Paul St NW Preston, MN Music by the Memory Brothers!



Happy 90th Birthday Dick Roberts Open House Sat., Sept., 17 • 2 - 4pm

Danielle Johnson & John Yonts, Preston


Mark & Cindy Johnson, Peterson; Jim & Rita Yonts, Rushford and Ruth Ann Yonts, Preston

Philip’s Meeting Room 102 N. Gold Street, Wykoff (Across the street from the Bank Gift Haus)


Glen Sveen, Lanseboro; LeRoy & Darleen Johnson, Peterson; John & Ethel Yonts, Rushford and Ruth Johnson, Pingree, North Dakota

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Home for Sale in Greenleafton

3 Bedroom home located on large FAX in! central air, corner lot. Main floorit laundry, 507-765-2468 various recent updates including bathroom, washer/ dryer, stove, microwave. In addition a 24’ x 40’ shop/ storage building with 12’ x 40’ attached garage. $ 69,00000 Call 507-951-3237 e-mail it in!

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The 9.12.11 weekly edition of the Fillmore County Journal.